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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2012

Commission File Number 001-34643

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
                  98-0204758
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
or organization)
                         (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
One East Uwchlan Avenue, Suite 301
Exton, Pennsylvania
  19341 
 (610) 903-0400
(Address of principal executive office)
 (Zip Code)  
           (Registrant’s telephone number, Including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
The NASDAQ Global Market
Right to Purchase Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock
(attached to Common Stock)
The NASDAQ Global Market

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined by Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes o   No x

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x    No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§229.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x   No o

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.   x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 Large accelerated filer o
 Accelerated filer o
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).Yes o No x
 
The aggregate market value of the voting common equity held by non-affiliates as of October 31, 2011, based on the closing sales price of the Common Stock as quoted on the Nasdaq Global Market was $12,429,612. For purposes of this computation, all officers, directors, and 5 percent beneficial owners of the registrant are deemed to be affiliates.  Such determination should not be deemed an admission that such directors, officers, or 5 percent beneficial owners are, in fact, affiliates of the registrant.

As of July 20, 2012, there were 6,954,766 shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding.


 
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PART I


This Annual Report on Form 10-K (including the section regarding Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations) contains forward-looking statements regarding our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not deemed to represent an all-inclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements as denoted in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.  Additionally, statements concerning future matters are forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K reflect the good faith judgment of our Management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by us. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those specifically addressed under the heading "Risks Factors” below, as well as those discussed elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. We file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). We make available on our website under "Investor Relations/SEC Filings," free of charge, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such materials with or furnish them to the SEC. Our website address is www.wpcs.com. You can also read and copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549.  You can obtain additional information about the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains an Internet site (www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including us.

We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made throughout the entirety of this Annual Report, which attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes the accounts of WPCS International Incorporated (WPCS) and its wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries, as follows, collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or the "Company".   United States-based subsidiaries include WPCS Incorporated, WPCS International – Suisun City, Inc. (Suisun City Operations), WPCS International – Lakewood, Inc. (Lakewood Operations), WPCS International – Hartford, Inc. (Hartford Operations), WPCS International – Trenton, Inc. (Trenton Operations), WPCS International – Seattle, Inc. (Seattle Operations), and WPCS International – Portland, Inc. (Portland Operations).   International operations include WPCS Asia Limited, 60% of Taian AGS Pipeline Construction Co. Ltd. (China Operations), and WPCS Australia Pty Ltd, WPCS International – Brisbane, Pty Ltd., WPCS International – Brendale, Pty Ltd., and The Pride Group (QLD) Pty Ltd. (Pride), (collectively Australia Operations).

Overview

We are a global provider of design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, with over 375 employees in five (5)  operations centers on three continents, following the asset sales of our Hartford and Lakewood Operations described below. We provide our engineering capabilities including wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power to a diversified customer base in the public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise markets worldwide.

               The global economy depends on efficient voice, data and video communication. Old communication infrastructure needs to be replaced and new technology needs to be implemented. We believe we have the design-build capabilities to address the demand.   For communication infrastructure projects that are significant in scope, we have the ability to offer wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power.  Because we are technology independent, we can integrate multiple products and services across a variety of communication requirements.  This gives our customers the flexibility to obtain the most appropriate solution for their communication needs on a cost effective basis.  In wireless communication, we can design and deploy all types of wireless systems in a variety of applications. In specialty construction, we have provided services for basic and renewable energy. On the electrical power side, we are capable of all types of commercial and industrial electrical work including the integration of advanced building communications technology for voice and data, life safety, security and HVAC.

Since our inception in 2001, we have grown organically and through strategic acquisitions to establish a presence in addressing the global needs of communications technology.  For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, we generated revenues from continuing operations of approximately $92 million, compared to $84 million for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011.  Our backlog at April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $23.6 million and $40.1 million, respectively, which excludes the backlog from the Hartford and Lakewood Operations, as discussed below.
 
 
 
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Recent Developments

On September 1, 2011, we sold two wholly-owned subsidiaries, WPCS International – St. Louis, Inc. (St. Louis Operations) and WPCS International – Sarasota, Inc. (Sarasota Operations) to Multiband Corporation (Multiband) for $2,000,000 in cash.  Accordingly, all operating results disclosed in this annual report only include the results from continuing operations, and exclude the results for the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations, which are presented as discontinued operations.  The St. Louis and Sarasota Operations were previously reported in the specialty construction and wireless communication segments, respectively.  We have also combined the management and operations of the Seattle and Portland Operations for efficiency.
 
On January 31, 2012, the Company and Multiband ended discussions regarding a merger of the two companies, and we received a break-up fee of $250,000, and ended our strategic alternatives initiative with Multiband.

In regards to our financial results for the year ended April 30, 2012, we made progress in turning around our financial performance for six of our seven operations centers as compared to the prior fiscal year. Excluding our Trenton Operations, the remaining six operations performed profitably and generated approximately $3.0 million in EBITDA for the year ended April 30, 2012, compared to an EBITDA loss of $3.0 million for the same period in the prior year. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes including noncash charges for deferred tax asset valuation allowances, loss from discontinued operations, acquisition-related contingent earn-out costs, goodwill impairment, one-time charges related to exploring strategic alternatives and depreciation and amortization. Management uses EBITDA to assess the ongoing operating and financial performance of our company. This financial measure is not in accordance with United States general accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

However, our Trenton Operations experienced significant adjustments to expected profits on four projects during this fiscal year, which significantly impacted our consolidated financial results for the year ended April 30, 2012. Cost estimates are reviewed regularly on a contract-by-contract basis, and are revised periodically throughout the life of the contract such that adjustments are made cumulative to the date of the revision. The cost estimates and related costs incurred for these four projects increased significantly during fiscal 2012.  In particular, the most significant of these projects is an electrical project that was awarded to the Trenton Operations with a contract value of approximately $14.5 million. It is estimated that the total cost of this project is approximately $20.5 million. The fiscal 2012 effect of the revisions in estimated profit on this project resulted in a decrease in gross profit of approximately $6.0 million, and the decrease in gross profit on the other three projects totaled approximately $3.2 million, for an aggregate gross profit reduction of $9.2 million on these projects for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012.  As a result, the Trenton Operations generated an EBITDA loss of approximately $11.2 million for the year ended April 30, 2012.

Including our six remaining profitable operations, corporate expenses, and the losses recorded in Trenton, we generated a consolidated EBITDA loss of approximately $11.2 million for the year ended April 30, 2012 compared to an EBITDA loss of $5.9 million for the prior year.

On January 27, 2012, WPCS and its United States-based subsidiaries Suisun City Operations, Seattle Operations, Portland Operations, Hartford Operations, Lakewood Operations, and Trenton Operations, entered into a loan and security agreement (Credit Agreement) with Sovereign Bank N.A. (Sovereign).  The Credit Agreement provided for a revolving line of credit in an amount not to exceed $12,000,000, together with a letter of credit facility not to exceed $2,000,000. Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, the Company and these subsidiaries granted a security interest to Sovereign in all of their assets. In addition, pursuant to a collateral pledge agreement, WPCS pledged 100% of its ownership in the United States-based subsidiaries and 65% of its ownership in WPCS Australia Pty Ltd.  As of April 30, 2012, the total amount available to borrow under the Credit Agreement was $5,802,580, and the total amount outstanding was $4,964,140, resulting in net availability for future borrowings of $838,440.  At April 30, 2012, the interest rate applicable to revolving loans under the Credit Agreement was LIBOR plus an interest margin of 2.75%, or 3.0228%.  The Credit Agreement will expire on January 26, 2015.
 
Due to the operating losses generated by the Trenton Operations in fiscal 2012, on May 3, 2012, the Company entered into the First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement (Amendment) to the Credit Agreement with Sovereign. The Amendment reduced the maximum revolving line of credit in amount not to exceed $6,500,000, and borrowings under the line of credit bear interest at the Prime Rate (currently 3.25%) plus an interest margin of 2.00%. Currently, the interest rate applicable to revolving loans under the Credit Agreement is 5.25%.  The reduction in the revolving line of credit did not require the Company to pay down any additional borrowings as the total amount of outstanding borrowings was not in excess of $6,500,000.

              The EBITDA losses in our Trenton Operations absorbed much of our liquidity and capital resources during fiscal 2012.  Therefore, the Company determined that it was necessary to divest certain domestic operations to raise additional capital in order to pay down its outstanding borrowings under the Credit Agreement and make available future borrowings to support its remaining operations.
 
 
 
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On July 25, 2012, the Company and the Hartford and Lakewood Operations entered into an asset purchase agreement, pursuant to which the Hartford and Lakewood Operations sold substantially all of their assets and liabilities to two newly-created subsidiaries of Kavveri Telecom Products Limited (Kavveri) for a purchase price of $5.5 million in cash, subject to adjustment, and the assumption of their various liabilities. At closing, we received $4.9 million in cash, and the remaining $600,000 of the purchase price is to be placed into escrow pursuant to the asset purchase agreement. We used the proceeds from this sale to repay the full amount outstanding under the Credit Agreement of $4,022,320 as of July 25, 2012. The difference of $876,363 was deposited into our operating cash account.

The parties agreed to place $350,000 of the purchase price into escrow pending assignment of certain contracts post-closing, with the Company earning those funds upon successful assignment of the contracts. The remaining $250,000 is to be escrowed for purposes of satisfying certain adjustments to the purchase price based on a final net asset valuation to be completed after closing as well as repurchase obligations of certain delinquent accounts receivable. No later than three days after the final determination of the net asset valuation, the purchasers are required to deposit the $600,000 into escrow. The purchasers have 40 days from closing to provide the Company with their net asset valuation as of the closing date, and the Company has 30 days to review and approve or disagree with such calculations.  If the parties disagree, they have 20 days to resolve any differences, and if they are unable to come to an agreement, the matter will then be submitted to one or more independent, nationally-recognized accounting firms for final determination.
 
Industry Trends

We focus on markets such as public services, healthcare, energy and international which continue to show growth potential.
 
  
Public services.  We provide communications infrastructure for public services which include utilities, education, military and transportation infrastructure. We believe there is an active market for communications infrastructure in the public service sector due to the need to create cost efficiencies through the implementation of new communications technology.

  
Healthcare.  We provide communications infrastructure for hospitals and medical centers. In the healthcare market, the aging population is resulting in demands for upgraded and additional hospital infrastructure. New construction and renovations are occurring for hospitals domestically and internationally. In addition, there is a need to reduce the cost of delivering healthcare by implementing new communications technology. Our services include electrical power, structured cabling, security systems, life safety systems, environmental controls and communication systems.

  
Energy.  We provide communications infrastructure for petrochemical, natural gas and electric utility companies as well as renewable energy systems for various entities. The need to deliver basic energy more efficiently and to create new energy sources is driving the growth in energy construction. This creates opportunities to upgrade and deploy new communications technology and design and build renewable energy solutions.

  
International.  We provide communications infrastructure internationally for a variety of companies and government entities. China is spending on building its internal infrastructure and Australia is upgrading their infrastructure.  Both China and Australia have experienced positive GDP growth rates. Our international revenue represents approximately 20% of consolidated revenue for each of the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011.

 Business Strategy

Our goal is to become the recognized design-build engineering leader for communications infrastructure on a global scale. Our business strategy focuses on both organic growth and the pursuit of acquisitions that add to our engineering capacity and geographic coverage. We believe that our geographic coverage and repeat customer base present the opportunity to grow from a revenue and earnings perspective.   Specifically, we will endeavor to:

  
Provide additional services for our customers. Our historical acquisitions and organic growth have expanded our customer base. We seek to expand our customer relationships by making them aware of the diverse products and services we offer. We believe that providing these customers the full range of our services will lead to new revenue producing projects and increased profitability.

  
Maintain and expand our focus in strategic markets. We have designed and deployed successful and innovative communications infrastructure solutions for multiple customers in a number of strategic markets, such as public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise. We will continue to seek additional customers in these targeted markets and look for new ways in which we can design and deploy communications infrastructure for increased productivity.
 
 
 
 
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Strengthen our relationships with technology providers. We will continue to strengthen the relationships we have with technology providers. These companies rely on us to deploy their technology products. We have worked with these providers in testing new communications technology. Our technicians are trained and maintain certifications on a variety of leading communications technology products which exhibits our commitment in providing advanced solutions for our customers.

Seek strategic acquisitions.  We will continue to look for additional acquisitions of compatible businesses that can be readily assimilated into our organization, increase our engineering capabilities, expand our geographic coverage and add accretive earnings to our business. Our preferred acquisition candidates will have experience in the wireless communication, specialty construction and/or electrical power markets.

Design-Build Services

Historically, we have operated in three business segments: wireless communication; specialty construction; and electrical power. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, wireless communication represented approximately 29.2% of our total revenue, specialty construction represented approximately 6.6% of our total revenue and electrical power represented approximately 64.2% of our revenue. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011, wireless communication represented approximately 28.4% of our total revenue, specialty construction represented approximately 4.7% of our total revenue and electrical power represented approximately 66.9% of our revenue.

Wireless Communication

Throughout the community or around the world, in remote and urban locations, wireless networks provide the connections that keep information flowing. The design and deployment of a wireless network solution requires an in-depth knowledge of radio frequency engineering so that wireless networks are free from interference with other signals and amplified sufficiently to carry data, voice or video with speed and accuracy. We have extensive experience and methodologies that are well suited to address these challenges for our customers. We are capable of designing wireless networks and providing the technology integration necessary to meet goals for enhanced communication, increased productivity and reduced costs. We have the engineering expertise to utilize all facets of wireless technology or combination of various technologies to develop a cost effective network for a customer's wireless communication requirements. This includes Wi-Fi networks, point-to-point systems, mesh networks, microwave systems, cellular networks, in-building systems and two-way communication systems.

With the divestiture of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations, we expect to perform less project work in the police, fire, and emergency dispatch markets. However, we will continue to provide wireless communications services through our remaining operations in markets such as utilities, education, military and transportation infrastructure, as part of the services we provide in our other operations.  As a result, we expect to re-segment the reporting of our operations in future reporting periods.

Specialty Construction

With the development of communities and industry, pipeline services are an integral part of the infrastructure process. We have expertise in the construction and maintenance of pipelines for natural gas and petroleum transmission. This includes experience in transmission infrastructure, horizontal directional drilling and rock trenching. In addition, we offer trenching services for power lines, telecommunications and water lines. Our services are performed with minimal ground disruption and environmental impact.

Electrical Power

Electrical power transmission and distribution networks built years ago often cannot fulfill the growing technological needs of today's end users. We provide complete electrical contracting services to help commercial and industrial facilities of all types and sizes to upgrade their power systems. Our capabilities include power transmission, switchgear, underground utilities, outside plant, instrumentation and controls. We provide an integrated approach to project coordination that creates cost-effective solutions. In addition, corporations, government entities, healthcare organizations and educational institutions depend on the reliability and accuracy of voice, data and video communications. However, the potential for this new technology cannot be realized without the right electrical infrastructure to support the convergence of technology. In this regard, we create integrated building systems, including the installation of advanced structured cabling systems and electrical networks. We support the integration of renewable energy, telecommunications, life safety, security and HVAC in an environmentally safe manner and design for future growth by building in additional capacity for expansion as new capabilities are added.
 
 
 
 
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Project Characteristics

Our contracts are primarily service-based projects providing installation and engineering services, which include providing labor, materials and equipment for a complete installation. The projects are generally staffed with a project manager who manages multiple projects and a field supervisor who is responsible for an individual project. Depending on the scope of the contract, project staff size could range from two to four engineers to as high as 25 to 30 engineers. A project may also include subcontracted services along with our direct labor. The project manager coordinates the daily activities of direct labor and subcontractors and works closely with our field supervisors. Project managers are responsible for job costing, change order tracking, billing, and customer relations. Executive management monitors the performance of all projects regularly through work-in-progress reporting or percentage-of-completion, and reviews this information with each project manager. Our projects are primarily executed on a contract basis. These contracts can be awarded through a competitive bidding process, an informal bidding process, or a simple quote request. Upon award of a contract, there can be delays of several months before work begins. The active work time on our projects can range in duration from a few days up to as long as two years.

Customers

We serve a variety of public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise customers. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, there was one customer, Camden County Improvement Authority, in our Trenton Operations which accounted for 11.0% of our revenue. For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011, there was no customer which accounted for more than 10% of our revenue.

Sales and Marketing

We have dedicated sales and marketing resources that develop opportunities within our existing customer base, and identify new customers through our strategic market focus and our relationships with technology providers. In addition, our project managers devote a portion of their time to sales and marketing. When an opportunity is identified, we assess the opportunity to determine our level of interest in participation. After qualifying an opportunity, our sales and marketing resources work with the internal project management teams to prepare a cost estimate and contract proposal for a particular project. We keep track of bids submitted and bids that are awarded. Once a bid is awarded to us, it is assigned to a project management team and included in our backlog.

Backlog

As of April 30, 2012, we had a backlog of unfilled orders of approximately $23.6 million compared to approximately $40.1 million at April 30, 2011, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations as described above. We define backlog as the value of work-in-hand to be provided for customers as of a specific date where the following conditions are met (with the exception of engineering change orders): (i) the price of the work to be done is fixed; (ii) the scope of the work to be done is fixed, both in definition and amount; and (iii) there is an executed written contract, purchase order, agreement or other documentary evidence which represents a firm commitment by the customer to pay us for the work to be performed. These backlog amounts are based on contract values and purchase orders and may not result in actual receipt of revenue in the originally anticipated period or at all. We have experienced variances in the realization of our backlog because of project delays or cancellations resulting from external market factors and economic factors beyond our control and we may experience such delays or cancellations in the future. Backlog does not include new firm commitments that may be awarded to us by our customers from time to time in future periods. These new project awards could be started and completed in this same future period. Accordingly, our backlog does not necessarily represent the total revenue that could be earned by us in future periods.

Competition

We face competition from numerous service organizations, ranging from small independent regional firms to larger firms servicing national markets. Historically, there have been relatively few significant barriers to entry into the markets in which we operate, and, as a result, any organization that has adequate financial resources and access to technical expertise may become a competitor. At the present time, we believe that there are no dominant competitors in the communications infrastructure market, but we would classify Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR), Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) and MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ) as national competitors. In Australia and China, we believe there are no dominant competitors, and our competition is primarily from regional contractors in these geographic locations.  The principal competitive advantage in these markets is establishing a reputation of delivering projects on time and within budget. Other factors of importance include accountability, engineering capability, certifications, project management expertise, industry experience and financial strength. We believe that the ability to provide comprehensive communications infrastructure design-build services including wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power gives us a competitive advantage. We maintain a trained and certified staff of engineers that have developed proven methodologies for the design and deployment of communications infrastructure, and can provide these services on an international basis. In addition, we offer both a union and non-union workforce that allow us to bid on either labor requirement, creating yet another competitive advantage. However, our ability to compete effectively also depends on a number of additional factors that are beyond our control. These factors include competitive pricing for similar services and the ability and willingness of the competition to finance projects on favorable terms.
 
 
 
 
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Employees

As of April 30, 2012, we employed 456 full time employees, of whom 335 are project engineers and technicians, 33 are project managers, 74 are in administration and sales and 14 are executives. Approximately 63% of the project engineers are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. We also have non-union employees. We believe we have excellent relations with all of our employees. We have 218 union employees who are covered by contracts that expire at various times as follows:
 
 
Operations
 
# of Employees
 
Union Contract Expiration Date
         
Portland
    1  
December 31, 2012
Trenton
    120  
Effective until cancelled with 150 days notice
Seattle
    6  
May 31, 2013
      15  
July 31, 2013
      10  
May 31, 2014
      21  
May 31, 2015
      1  
August 31, 2015
Suisun City
    35  
November 30, 2014
      5  
May 31, 2012, in progress of renewing
      2  
May 31, 2014
      2  
June 30, 2013
Total Union Employees
    218    

As of a result of the divestitures of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations, our employee headcount was reduced by 79 employees, all of which are non-union.


We are currently in default under our loan agreement with Sovereign Bank. The inability to repay the outstanding borrowings when they are due could cause Sovereign to foreclose upon the Company’s assets.

We previously entered into the Credit Agreement, as amended, with Sovereign, pursuant to which we received a revolving line of credit in an amount not to exceed $6,500,000, together with a letter of credit facility not to exceed $2,000,000. Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, we granted a security interest to Sovereign in all of our assets. In addition, pursuant to a collateral pledge agreement, we pledged 100% of our ownership in the United States-based subsidiaries and 65% of its ownership in WPCS Australia Pty Ltd.
 
The Credit Agreement contains certain customary representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants, and events of default. Principal covenants include (a) Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.2 to 1.0, measured as of April 30, 2012 and as of each fiscal quarter end thereafter, in each case on a trailing two (2) quarter basis; and (b) Leverage Ratio of not more than 1.75 to 1.0, measured as of each fiscal quarter end.  Due to the operating losses for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012 and fourth fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2012, we have determined that we are in default on the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of 1.2 to 1.0, as measured for the two quarters ending April 30, 2012, and the Leverage Ratio of not more than 1.75 to 1.0 at April 30, 2012, and we are currently in default under the Credit Agreement.
 
 
 
 
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Although Sovereign has not demanded current payment on the amounts outstanding, the obligations of the Company under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Credit Agreement, which includes customary events of default including, without limitation, payment defaults, defaults in the performance of affirmative and negative covenants, the inaccuracy of representations or warranties, cross-defaults, bankruptcy and insolvency related defaults, defaults relating to judgments, an ERISA reportable event, a change of control and a change in the Company’s financial condition that could have a material adverse effect on the Company.  Upon the sale of the assets of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations on July 25, 2012, we repaid the full amount of borrowings under the Credit Agreement, although it is anticipated that we will have future borrowings under the Credit Agreement, consistent with past practices.

The report of our independent registered public accounting firm contains an emphasis paragraph that indicates there is substantial doubt concerning our ability to continue as a going concern as a result of our recurring losses from operations, working capital deficiencies and our default under our Credit Agreement.

Our audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, were prepared on a going concern basis in accordance with GAAP. The going concern basis of presentation assumes that we will continue in operation and  be able to realize our assets and discharge our liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. In order for us to continue operations beyond the next twelve months and be able to discharge our liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business, we must have continued availability under our Credit Agreement, generate operating income, reduce operating expenses, produce cash from our operating activities, and potentially raise additional funds, through either debt and/or equity financing to meet our working capital needs. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to have continued availability under our Credit Agreement, generate operating income,  reduce operating expenses,  produce cash from our operating activities, or obtain additional funds through either debt or equity financing transactions or that such funds, if available, will be obtainable on satisfactory terms. If we are unable to have continued availability under our Credit Agreement, generate operating income, reduce operating expenses, produce cash from our operating activities, or obtain additional funds through either debt or equity financing transactions, we may be unable to continue to fund our operations, provide our services or realize value from our assets and discharge our liabilities in the normal course of business. These uncertainties raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. If we become unable to continue as a going concern, we may have to liquidate our assets, and might realize significantly less than the values at which they are carried on our consolidated financial statements, and stockholders may lose all or part of their investment in our common stock. The accompanying financial statements do not contain any adjustments as a result of this uncertainty.

Our revolving credit facility imposes restrictions on us which may prevent us from engaging in transactions that might benefit us, including responding to changing business and economic conditions or securing additional financing, if needed.

The terms of our indebtedness contain customary events of default and covenants that prohibit us from taking certain actions without satisfying certain financial tests or obtaining the consent of the lenders. The prohibited actions include, among other things:

  
buying back shares in excess of specified amounts;
 
 
  
making investments and acquisitions in excess of specified amounts;

  
incurring additional indebtedness in excess of specified amounts;

  
paying cash dividends;

  
creating certain liens against our assets;

  
prepaying subordinated indebtedness;

  
engaging in certain mergers or combinations; and

  
engaging in transactions that would result in a “change of control” (as defined in the credit facility).

If we fail to accurately estimate costs associated with our fixed-price contracts using percentage-of-completion, our actual results may vary from our assumptions, which may reduce our profitability or impair our financial performance.

A substantial portion of our revenue is derived from fixed price contracts. Under these contracts, we set the price of our services on an aggregate basis and assume the risk that the costs associated with our performance may be greater than we anticipated. We recognize revenue and profit on these contracts as the work on these projects progresses on a percentage-of-completion basis. Under the percentage-of-completion method, contracts in process are valued at cost plus accrued profits less earned revenues and progress payments on uncompleted contracts.
 
 
 
 
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The percentage-of-completion method therefore relies on estimates of total expected contract costs. These costs may be affected by a variety of factors, such as lower than anticipated productivity, conditions at work sites differing materially from what was anticipated at the time we bid on the contract and higher costs of materials and labor. Contract revenue and total cost estimates are reviewed and revised monthly as the work progresses, such that adjustments to profit resulting from revisions are made cumulative to the date of the revision. Adjustments are reflected in contract revenue for the fiscal period affected by these revised estimates. If estimates of costs to complete long-term contracts indicate a loss, we immediately recognize the full amount of the estimated loss. Such adjustments and accrued losses could result in reduced profitability and liquidity.

For example, our Trenton Operations experienced significant adjustments to expected profits on four projects during this fiscal year, which significantly impacted our consolidated financial results for the year ended April 30, 2012. Cost estimates are reviewed regularly on a contract-by-contract basis, and are revised periodically throughout the life of the contract such that adjustments are made cumulative to the date of the revision. The cost estimates and related costs incurred for these four projects increased significantly during fiscal 2012.  In particular, the most significant of these projects is an electrical project that was awarded to the Trenton Operations with a contract value of approximately $14.5 million.  It is now estimated that the total cost of this project is approximately $20.5 million. The fiscal 2012 effect of the revisions in estimated profit on this project resulted in a decrease in gross profit of approximately $6.0 million, and the decrease in gross profit on the other three projects totaled approximately $3.2 million, for an aggregate gross profit reduction of $9.2 million on these projects for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012.

Failure to properly manage projects may result in unanticipated costs or claims.

Our project engagements may involve large scale, highly complex projects. The quality of our performance on such projects depends in large part upon our ability to manage the relationship with our customers, and to effectively manage the project and deploy appropriate resources, including third-party contractors and our own personnel, in a timely manner. Any defects or errors or failure to meet customers’ expectations could result in claims for substantial damages against us. Our contracts generally limit our liability for damages that arise from negligent acts, errors, mistakes or omissions in rendering services to our customers. However, we cannot be sure that these contractual provisions will protect us from liability for damages in the event we are sued. In addition, in certain instances, we guarantee customers that we will complete a project by a scheduled date or that the network will achieve certain performance standards. If the project or network experiences a performance problem, we may not be able to recover the additional costs we would incur, which could exceed revenues realized from a project.

The ongoing economic downturn and instability in the financial markets may adversely impact our customers’ future spending as well as payment for our services and, as a result, our operations and growth.

The U.S. economy is still recovering from the recent recession, and growth in economic activity has slowed substantially. The financial markets also have not fully recovered. It is uncertain when these conditions will significantly improve. Stagnant or declining economic conditions have adversely impacted the demand for our services and resulted in the delay, reduction or cancellation of certain projects and may continue to adversely affect us in the future. Additionally, our customers may finance their projects through the incurrence of debt or the issuance of equity. The availability of credit remains constrained, and many of our customers’ equity values have not fully recovered from the negative impact of the recession. A reduction in cash flow or the lack of availability of debt or equity financing may continue to result in a reduction in our customers’ spending for our services and may also impact the ability of our customers to pay amounts owed to us, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and our ability to grow at historical levels.

An economic downturn in any of the industries we serve may lead to less demand for our services.

Because the vast majority of our revenue is derived from a few industries, a downturn in any of those industries would adversely affect our results of operations. Specifically, an economic downturn in any industry we serve could result in the delay, reduction or cancellation of projects by our customers as well as cause our customers to outsource less work, resulting in decreased demand for our services and potentially impacting our operations and our ability to grow at historical levels. A number of other factors, including financing conditions and potential bankruptcies in the industries we serve or a prolonged economic downturn or recession, could adversely affect our customers and their ability or willingness to fund capital expenditures in the future or pay for past services. For example, our wireless communication segment has been negatively impacted since mid-2008 by the slowdown in spending for public services projects at the state and local government level, resulting in reductions, delays or postponements of these projects, and we expect this slowdown will likely continue, at least in the near-term. Consolidation, competition, capital constraints or negative economic conditions in the public services, healthcare and energy industries may also result in reduced spending by, or the loss of, one or more of our customers.
 
 
 
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We have a significant amount of accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings assets.   

We extend credit to our customers as a result of performing work under contract prior to billing our customers for that work. At April 30, 2012, we had net accounts receivable of approximately $22.3 million and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings of $1.3 million. We periodically assess the credit risk of our customers and continuously monitor the timeliness of payments. Slowdowns in the industries we serve may impair the financial condition of one or more of our customers and hinder their ability to pay us on a timely basis or at all. Further, bankruptcies or financial difficulties within the markets we serve could hinder the ability of our customers to pay us on a timely basis or at all, reducing our cash flows and adversely impacting our liquidity and profitability. Additionally, we could incur losses in excess of current bad debt allowances.

The industry in which we operate has relatively low barriers to entry and increased competition could result in margin erosion, which would make profitability even more difficult to sustain.

Other than the technical skills required in our business, the barriers to entry in our business are relatively low. We do not have any intellectual property rights to protect our business methods and business start-up costs do not pose a significant barrier to entry. The success of our business is dependent on our employees, customer relations and the successful performance of our services. If we face increased competition as a result of new entrants in our markets, we could experience reduced operating margins and loss of market share and brand recognition.

Our business depends upon our ability to keep pace with the latest technological changes, and our failure to do so could make us less competitive in our industry.

The market for our services is characterized by rapid change and technological improvements. Failure to respond in a timely and cost-effective way to these technological developments may result in serious harm to our business and operating results. We have derived, and we expect to continue to derive, a substantial portion of our revenues from design-build services that are based upon today’s leading technologies and that are capable of adapting to future technologies. As a result, our success will depend, in part, on our ability to develop and market service offerings that respond in a timely manner to the technological advances of our customers, evolving industry standards and changing preferences.

Our failure to attract and retain engineering personnel or maintain appropriate staffing levels could adversely affect our business.

Our success depends upon our attracting and retaining skilled engineering personnel. Competition for such skilled personnel in our industry is high and at times can be extremely intense, especially for engineers and project managers, and we cannot be certain that we will be able to hire sufficiently qualified personnel in adequate numbers to meet the demand for our services. We also believe that our success depends to a significant extent on the ability of our key personnel to operate effectively, both individually and as a group. Additionally, we cannot be certain that we will be able to hire the requisite number of experienced and skilled personnel when necessary in order to service a major contract, particularly if the market for related personnel is competitive. Conversely, if we maintain or increase our staffing levels in anticipation of one or more projects and the projects are delayed, reduced or terminated, we may underutilize the additional personnel, which could reduce our operating margins, reduce our earnings and possibly harm our results of operations. If we are unable to obtain major contracts or effectively complete such contracts due to staffing deficiencies, our revenues may decline and we may experience continued losses.

Acquisitions involve risks that could result in a reduction of our operating results, cash flows and liquidity.

We have made, and in the future may continue to make strategic acquisitions. However, we may not be able to identify suitable acquisition opportunities, or may be unable to obtain the consent of our lender and therefore, may not be able to complete such acquisition. We may pay for acquisitions with our common stock or with convertible securities, which may dilute your investment in our common stock, or we may decide to pursue acquisitions that investors may not agree with. In connection with most of our acquisitions, we have also agreed to substantial earn-out arrangements. To the extent we defer the payment of the purchase price for any acquisition through a cash earn-out arrangement, it will reduce our cash flows in subsequent periods. In addition, acquisitions may expose us to operational challenges and risks, including:

  
the ability to profitably manage acquired businesses or successfully integrate the acquired business’ operations and financial reporting and accounting control systems into our business;

  
increased indebtedness and contingent purchase price obligations associated with an acquisition;
 
 
 
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the ability to fund cash flow shortages that may occur if anticipated revenue is not realized or is delayed, whether by general economic or market conditions, or unforeseen internal difficulties;

  
the availability of funding sufficient to meet increased capital needs;

  
diversion of management’s attention; and

  
the ability to retain or hire qualified personnel required for expanded operations.

Completing acquisitions may require significant management time and financial resources because we may need to assimilate widely dispersed operations with distinct corporate cultures.  In addition, acquired companies may have liabilities that we failed, or were unable, to discover in the course of performing due diligence investigations. We cannot assure you that the indemnification granted to us by sellers of acquired companies will be sufficient in amount, scope or duration to fully offset the possible liabilities associated with businesses or properties we assume upon consummation of an acquisition. We may learn additional information about our acquired businesses that materially adversely affect us, such as unknown or contingent liabilities and liabilities related to compliance with applicable laws. Any such liabilities, individually or in the aggregate, could have a material adverse effect on our business.

Failure to successfully manage the operational challenges and risks associated with, or resulting from, acquisitions could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flows and liquidity. Borrowings or issuances of convertible securities associated with these acquisitions may also result in higher levels of indebtedness which could impact our ability to service our debt within the scheduled repayment terms.

Amounts included in our backlog may not result in actual revenue or translate into profits.

As of April 30, 2012, we had a backlog of unfilled orders of approximately $23.6 million, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations. This backlog amount is based on contract values and purchase orders and may not result in actual receipt of revenue in the originally anticipated period or at all. In addition, contracts included in our backlog may not be profitable. We have experienced variances in the realization of our backlog because of project delays or cancellations resulting from external market factors and economic factors beyond our control and we may experience delays or cancellations in the future. If our backlog fails to materialize, we could experience a further reduction in revenue, profitability and liquidity.

Our business could be affected by adverse weather conditions, resulting in variable quarterly results.

Adverse weather conditions, particularly during the winter season, could affect our ability to perform outdoor services in certain regions of the United States. As a result, we might experience reduced revenue in the third and fourth quarters of our fiscal year. Natural catastrophes could also have a negative impact on the economy overall and on our ability to perform outdoor services in affected regions or utilize equipment and crews stationed in those regions, which in turn could significantly impact the results of any one or more of our reporting periods.

If we are unable to retain the services of Messrs. Hidalgo, Heater or Polulak, operations could be disrupted.

Our success depends to a significant extent upon the continued services of Mr. Andrew Hidalgo, our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Joseph Heater, our Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Myron Polulak, our Executive Vice President. Mr. Hidalgo has overseen our company since inception and provides leadership for our growth and operations strategy. Mr. Heater oversees the financial operations of our company and subsidiaries.  Mr. Polulak oversees the day-to-day operations of our operating subsidiaries. Loss of the services of Messrs. Hidalgo, Heater or Polulak could disrupt our operations and harm our growth, revenues, and prospective business. We maintain key-man insurance on the life of Messrs. Hidalgo and Heater, but not on Mr. Polulak.

Employee strikes and other labor-related disruptions may adversely affect our operations.

Our business is labor intensive, with certain projects requiring large numbers of engineers. As of April 30, 2012, over 48% of our workforce was unionized, including 63% of our project engineers. With the recent divestiture of the assets of our Hartford and Lakewood Operations, approximately 58% of our workforce is unionized. Strikes or labor disputes with our unionized employees may adversely affect our ability to conduct our business. If we are unable to reach agreement with any of our unionized work groups on future negotiations regarding the terms of their collective bargaining agreements, or if additional segments of our workforce become unionized, we may be subject to work interruptions or stoppages. Any of these events could be disruptive to our operations and could result in negative publicity, loss of contracts and a decrease in revenues.
 
 
 
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Our business is labor intensive and we may be unable to attract and retain qualified employees.

Our ability to maintain our productivity and profitability is limited by our ability to employ, train and retain the skilled personnel necessary to operate our business. We cannot be certain that we will be able to maintain the skilled labor force necessary to operate efficiently and support our growth strategy. Our ability to do so depends on a number of factors such as general rates of employment, competitive demands for employees having the skills we need and the level of compensation required to hire and retain qualified employees. In addition, we cannot be certain that our labor expenses will not increase as a result of shortages in the supply of these skilled personnel. As a result, our ability to attain productivity and profitability may be affected if we are unable to hire qualified employees and manage labor costs to retain employees.

We may incur further impairment charges on goodwill in our reporting entities which could harm our profitability.

In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350, “Intangibles-Goodwill and Other,” we periodically review the carrying values of our goodwill to determine whether such carrying values exceed the fair value of the reporting units.  The goodwill in the Australia reporting unit is subject to an annual review for goodwill impairment. If impairment testing indicates that the carrying value of the Australia reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the goodwill is deemed impaired. Accordingly, an impairment charge would be recognized for Australia in the period identified, which could reduce our profitability.

The impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is uncertain.

The continuing economic downturn, coupled with a lack of available capital, resulted in a tremendous amount of uncertainty, with numerous renewable energy projects being delayed or canceled. While we believe that the ARRA, which was enacted into law in February 2009, should aid renewable energy, electrical transmission and rural broadband market opportunities, the extent to which it will result in future revenues is uncertain. We cannot predict when programs under the ARRA will be implemented, or the timing and scope of investments to be made under these programs. Investments for renewable energy, electric power infrastructure rural broadband facilities under ARRA programs may not occur, may be less than anticipated or may be delayed, which would negatively impact demand for our services.

Additionally, the tax incentives provided by the ARRA have a finite duration. Currently, the election to claim the investment tax credit in lieu of the production tax credit is only available for qualified wind facilities placed in service from 2009 to December 31, 2012; the U.S. Treasury grant program was only  applicable to wind and solar projects placed in service in 2010 or 2011 (or after 2011 as long as construction begins in 2010 or 2011 and is completed before the termination date of the credit otherwise available for the property); and the production tax credit is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012 and will not be available for energy generated from wind facilities placed in service after that date unless the credit program is extended or renewed. It is uncertain whether the investment tax credit or U.S. Treasury grant program will be effective for wind, solar or other renewable energy projects is uncertain, as are any future efforts to extend or renew the production tax credit, the investment tax credit, and/or the U.S. Treasury grant program. Furthermore, the provisions regarding any extension or renewal may not be as favorable as those that currently exist. In addition, we cannot assure you that any extension or renewal of the production tax credit, the investment tax credit, and/or the U.S. Treasury grant program would be enacted prior to its expiration or, if allowed to expire, that any extension or renewal enacted thereafter would be enacted with retroactive effect. We also cannot assure you that the tax laws providing for accelerated and bonus depreciation with respect to wind or solar energy generation assets will not be modified, amended or repealed in the future. If the investment tax credit or the U.S. Treasury grant program are not effective or if the Federal production tax credit is not extended or renewed, or is extended or renewed at a lower rate, the ability of our customers to obtain financing for these projects may be impaired or eliminated. In addition, changes to, or ineffectiveness of, the ARRA incentives could cause wind and solar farms to be less profitable, thereby potentially reducing demand for our wind and solar farm infrastructure construction services. Our revenue and results of operations could be materially adversely affected if demand for our services or the tax incentives were reduced.

Legislative actions and initiatives relating to electric power, renewable energy and telecommunications may fail to result in increased demand for our services.

Demand for our services may not result from renewable energy initiatives. While many states currently have mandates in place that require specified percentages of power to be generated from renewable sources, states could reduce those mandates or make them optional, which could reduce, delay or eliminate renewable energy development in the affected states. Additionally, renewable energy is generally more expensive to produce and may require additional power generation sources as backup. The locations of renewable energy projects are often remote and are not viable unless new or expanded transmission infrastructure to transport the power to demand centers is economically feasible. Furthermore, funding for renewable energy initiatives may not be available, which has been further constrained as a result of tight credit markets. These factors have resulted in fewer renewable energy projects than anticipated and a delay in the construction of these projects and the related infrastructure, which has adversely affected the demand for our services. These factors could continue to result in delays or reductions in projects, which could further negatively impact our business.
 
 
 
 
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The ARRA provides for various stimulus programs, such as grants, loan guarantees and tax incentives, relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric power and telecommunications infrastructure. Some of these programs have expired, which may affect the economic feasibility of future projects. Additionally, while a significant amount of stimulus funds have been awarded, we cannot predict the timing and scope of any investments to be made under stimulus funding or whether stimulus funding will result in increased demand for our services. Investments for renewable energy, electric power infrastructure and telecommunications fiber deployment under ARRA programs may not occur, may be less than anticipated or may be delayed, any of which would negatively impact demand for our services.

Other current and potential legislative or regulatory initiatives may not result in increased demand for our services. Examples include legislation or regulation to require utilities to meet reliability standards, to ease sitting and right-of-way issues for the construction of transmission lines and to encourage installation of new electric power transmission and renewable energy generation facilities. It is not certain whether existing legislation will create sufficient incentives for new projects, when or if proposed legislative initiatives, will be enacted or whether any potentially beneficial provisions will be included in the final legislation.

There are also a number of legislative and regulatory proposals to address greenhouse gas emissions, which are in various phases of discussion or implementation. The outcome of Federal and state actions to address global climate change could negatively affect the operations of our customers through costs of compliance or restraints on projects, which could reduce their demand for our services.

Increases in our health insurance costs could adversely impact our results of operations and cash flows.

The costs of employee health care insurance have been increasing in recent years due to rising health care costs, legislative changes, and general economic conditions. Additionally, we may incur additional costs as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the “Health Care Reform Laws”) that were signed into law in March 2010 and recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.  A continued rise in health care costs or additional costs as a result of the Health Care Reform Laws could have a negative impact on our financial position and results of operations.

Our quarterly results fluctuate and may cause our stock price to decline.

Our quarterly operating results have fluctuated in the past and will likely fluctuate in the future. As a result, we believe that period to period comparisons of our results of operations are not a good indication of our future performance. A number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, are likely to cause these fluctuations. Some of these factors include:

 
the timing and size of design-build projects and technology upgrades by our customers;

 
fluctuations in demand for outsourced design-build services;

 
the ability of certain customers to sustain capital resources to pay their trade account balances and required changes to our allowance for doubtful accounts based on periodic assessments of the collectability of our accounts receivable balances;

 
reductions in the prices of services offered by our competitors;

 
our success in bidding on and winning new business; and

 
our sales, marketing and administrative cost structure.

Because our operating results may vary significantly from quarter to quarter, our operating results may not meet the expectations of securities analysts and investors, and our common stock could decline significantly which may expose us to risks of securities litigation, impair our ability to attract and retain qualified individuals using equity incentives and make it more difficult to complete acquisitions using equity as consideration.

 
 
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Our common stock could be delisted from The NASDAQ Global Market if we are not able to satisfy continued listing requirements, and if this were to occur, the price of our common stock and our ability to raise additional capital may be adversely affected and the ability to buy and sell our stock may be less orderly and efficient.  

Our common stock is currently listed on the NASDAQ Global Market. Continued listing of a security on the NASDAQ Global Market is conditioned upon compliance with various continued listing standards. There can be no assurance that we will continue to satisfy the requirements for maintaining a NASDAQ Global Market listing.  The standards for continued listing require, among other things, that the closing minimum bid price for the listed securities be at least $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive trading days. The closing bid price for our shares has been less than $1.00 per share since May 11, 2012, and there can be no assurances made that we will satisfy the $1.00 minimum bid price required for continued listing of our common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market.
 
We received a letter dated June 25, 2012, from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, notifying us that during the preceding 30 consecutive business days, the closing bid price of our common stock was below the $1.00 minimum bid price per share required for continued listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.  This notification did not result in the immediate delisting of WPCS’ common stock from the NASDAQ Global Market.
 
In accordance with NASDAQ rules, WPCS has 180 calendar days, or until December 24, 2012, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement by maintaining a closing bid price of $1.00 per share or higher for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days.  Under the Listing Rules, the NASDAQ staff may exercise its discretion to extend this 10-day period. As of the filing of this Annual Report on 10-K with the SEC, the Company has not regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement and does not know if it will be able to regain compliance prior to December 24, 2012.  If WPCS does not achieve compliance, NASDAQ will provide notice to WPCS that its common stock is subject to delisting from the NASDAQ Global Market.  If WPCS receives this notice, it may appeal the delisting determination to the NASDAQ Hearing Panel or may apply to transfer the listing of its common stock to the NASDAQ Capital Market if WPCS satisfies all criteria for initial listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market, other than compliance with the minimum bid price requirement.  If such application to the NASDAQ Capital Market is approved, then WPCS may be eligible for an additional grace period of 180 days.  WPCS actively monitors the bid price for its common stock, and if the common stock continues to trade below the minimum bid price required for continued listing, WPCS board of directors will consider its options to regain compliance with the continued listing requirements, including the possibility of a reverse stock split.

If our common stock is delisted from The NASDAQ Stock Market, the Company would be subject to the risks relating to penny stocks.
 
If our common stock were to be delisted from trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market and the trading price of the common stock were below $5.00 per share on the date the common stock were delisted, trading in our common stock would also be subject to the requirements of certain rules promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These rules require additional disclosure by broker-dealers in connection with any trades involving a stock defined as a "penny stock" and impose various sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell penny stocks to persons other than established customers and accredited investors, generally institutions. These additional requirements may discourage broker-dealers from effecting transactions in securities that are classified as penny stocks, which could severely limit the market price and liquidity of such securities and the ability of purchasers to sell such securities in the secondary market. A penny stock is defined generally as any non-exchange listed equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions.

Our stock price may be volatile, which may result in lawsuits against us and our officers and directors.

The stock market in general and the stock prices of technology and telecommunications companies in particular, have experienced volatility that has often been unrelated to or disproportionate to the operating performance of those companies. The market price of our common stock has fluctuated in the past and is likely to fluctuate in the future. Between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012, our common stock has traded as low as $0.98 and as high as $3.04 per share, based upon information provided by the NASDAQ Global Market. Factors, which could have a significant impact on the market price of our common stock include, but are not limited to, the following:

 
quarterly variations in operating results;

 
announcements of new services by us or our competitors;

 
the gain or loss of significant customers;

 
changes in analysts’ earnings estimates;
 
 
 
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rumors or dissemination of false information;

 
pricing pressures;

 
short selling of our common stock;

 
impact of litigation;

 
general conditions in the market;

 
changing the exchange or quotation system on which we list our common stock for trading;

 
announcements regarding acquisitions by or of our company;

 
political and/or military events associated with current worldwide conflicts; and

 
events affecting other companies that investors deem comparable to us.

Companies that have experienced volatility in the market price of their stock have frequently been the object of securities class action litigation. Class action and derivative lawsuits could result in substantial costs to us and a diversion of our management’s attention and resources, which could materially harm our financial condition and results of operations.

Future changes in financial accounting standards may adversely affect our reported results of operations.

A change in accounting standards could have a significant effect on our reported results and may even affect our reporting of transactions completed before the change is effective. New pronouncements and varying interpretations of pronouncements have occurred and may occur in the future. Changes to existing rules or the questioning of current practices may adversely affect our reported financial results or the way we conduct our business.

Compliance with changing regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure may result in additional expenses.

Changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), newly enacted SEC regulations and NASDAQ Stock Market rules, have created additional burdens for companies such as ours. We are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and public disclosure. As a result, we intend to invest appropriate resources to comply with evolving standards. This may result in increased general and administrative costs, including potential increased audit fees for SOX compliance, and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities.

We can issue shares of preferred stock without shareholder approval, which could adversely affect the rights of common shareholders.

Our certificate of incorporation permits us to establish the rights, privileges, preferences and restrictions, including voting rights, of future series of our preferred stock and to issue such stock without approval from our stockholders. The rights of holders of our common stock may suffer as a result of the rights granted to holders of preferred stock that we may issue in the future. In addition, we could issue preferred stock to prevent a change in control of our company, depriving common shareholders of an opportunity to sell their stock at a price in excess of the prevailing market price.

There may be an adverse effect on the market price of our shares as a result of shares being available for sale in the future.

On April 15, 2010, we filed a registration statement on Form S-3 using a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf registration process, we may offer up to 2,314,088 shares of our common stock, from time to time, in amounts, at prices, and terms that we will determine at the time of the offering.  Each share of our common stock automatically includes one right to purchase one one-thousandth of a share of Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, which becomes exercisable pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth, in a Rights Plan Agreement with Interwest Transfer Co., Inc, as amended from time to time. We have not designated the amount of net proceeds from this offering that we will use for any particular purpose. Accordingly, our management will have broad discretion as to the application of the net proceeds. Our shareholders may not agree with the manner in which our management chooses to allocate and spend the net proceeds. Moreover, our management may use the net proceeds for corporate purposes that may not increase our profitability or market value.

 
 
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Our stockholder rights plan may discourage a takeover.

In February 2010, our Board of Directors authorized shares of Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock in connection with its adoption of a stockholder rights plan, under which we issued rights to purchase Series D Preferred Stock to holders of our common stock. Upon certain triggering events, such rights become exercisable to purchase common stock (or, in the discretion of our Board of Directors, Series D Preferred Stock) at a price substantially discounted from the then current market price of the common stock. Our stockholder rights plan may generally discourage a merger or tender offer involving our securities that is not approved by our Board of Directors by increasing the cost of effecting any such transaction and, accordingly, could have an adverse impact on stockholders who might want to vote in favor of such merger or participate in such tender offer. Our stockholder rights plan expires in February 2020.

Certain provisions of our corporate governing documents could make an acquisition of our company more difficult.

The following provisions of our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, as currently in effect, as well as Delaware law, could discourage potential proposals to acquire us, delay or prevent a change in control of us or limit the price that investors may be willing to pay in the future for shares of our common stock:

 
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our certificate of incorporation permits our Board of Directors to issue “blank check” preferred stock and to adopt amendments to our bylaws;

 
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our bylaws contain restrictions regarding the right of stockholders to nominate directors and to submit proposals to be considered at stockholder meetings;

 
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our certificate of incorporation and bylaws restrict the right of stockholders to call a special meeting of stockholders and to act by written consent; and

 
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we are subject to provisions of Delaware law which prohibit us from engaging in any of a broad range of business transactions with an “interested stockholder” for a period of three years following the date such stockholder became classified as an interested stockholder.

Risks associated with operating in international markets could restrict our ability to expand globally and harm our business and prospects, and we could be adversely affected by our failure to comply with the laws applicable to our foreign activities, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar worldwide anti-bribery laws.

While approximately 19.9% of our revenue was derived from international markets during fiscal 2012, we have expanded the volume of services we provide internationally. Our international operations are presently conducted in China and Australia, but revenues derived from, or the number of countries in which we operate, could expand over the next few years. Economic conditions, including those resulting from wars, civil unrest, acts of terrorism and other conflicts or volatility in the global markets, may adversely affect our customers, their demand for our services and their ability to pay for our services. In addition, there are numerous risks inherent in conducting our business internationally, including, but not limited to, potential instability in international markets, changes in regulatory requirements applicable to international operations, foreign currency fluctuations, exchange controls and other limits on our ability to repatriate earnings, political, economic and social conditions in foreign countries and complex U.S. and foreign laws and treaties, including tax laws and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). These risks could restrict our ability to provide services to international customers or to operate our international business profitably, and our overall business and results of operations could be negatively affected by our foreign activities.

The FCPA and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions prohibit U.S.-based companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. We pursue opportunities in certain parts of the world that experience government corruption to some degree, and, in certain circumstances, compliance with anti-bribery laws may conflict with local customs and practices. Our policies mandate compliance with these anti-bribery laws. Further, we require our subcontractors, agents and others who work for us or on our behalf to comply with the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws. Although we have policies and procedures designed to ensure that we, our employees and our agents comply with the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws, there is no assurance that such policies or procedures will protect us against liability under the FCPA or other laws for actions taken by our agents, employees and intermediaries. If we are found to be liable for FCPA violations (either due to our own acts or our inadvertence, or due to the acts or inadvertence of others), we could suffer from severe criminal or civil penalties or other sanctions, which could have a material adverse effect on our reputation, business, results of operations or cash flows. In addition, detecting, investigating, and resolving actual or alleged FCPA violations is expensive and can consume significant time and attention of our senior management.
 
 
 
 
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Our international operations expose us to foreign currency risk.

A majority of our transactions are in U.S. dollars; however, a few foreign subsidiaries conduct businesses in various foreign currencies. Therefore, we are subject to currency exposures and volatility because of currency fluctuations, inflation changes and economic conditions in these countries. We currently have no foreign currency hedges. We attempt to minimize our exposure to foreign currency fluctuations by matching our revenues and expenses in the same currency for our contracts.

We are subject to the risks associated with doing business in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

We conduct certain business in China through our China Operations, which is organized under the laws of the PRC. Our China operations are directly related to and dependent on the social, economic and political conditions in this country, all of which we have no control over, and are influenced by many factors, including:

 
changes in the region’s economic, social and political conditions or government policies;

 
changes in trade laws, tariffs and other trade restrictions or licenses;

 
changes in foreign exchange regulation in China may limit our ability to freely convert currency to make dividends or other payments in U.S. dollars;

 
fluctuation in the value of the RMB (Chinese Yuan) could adversely affect the value of our investment in China;

 
adverse changes in tax laws and regulations;

 
difficulties in managing or overseeing our China operations, including the need to implement appropriate systems, policies, benefits and compliance programs; and

 
different liability standards and less developed legal systems that may be less predictable than those in the United States.

The occurrence or consequences of any of these conditions may restrict our ability to operate and/or decrease the profitability our operations in China.

ITEM 1B - UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.


Our principal executive office is located in Exton, Pennsylvania. We operate our business under office leases in the following locations:

Location
 
Operations
 
Lease Expiration Date
 
Annual Rent
 
               
Exton, Pennsylvania
 
WPCS International
 
January 31, 2014
  $ 56,419  
Woodinville, Washington
 
Seattle
 
December 31, 2012
  $ 64,032  
San Leandro, California
 
Suisun City
 
March 31, 2013
  $ 14,676  
Suisun City, California
 
Suisun City
 
February 28, 2014
  $ 76,200  
Reno, Nevada
 
Suisun City
 
December 31, 2014
  $ 4,920  
Sacramento, California
 
Suisun City
 
December 31, 2014
  $ 35,712  
Jamesburg, New Jersey
 
Trenton
 
June 30, 2015
  $ 68,321  
South Brisbane, Australia
 
Australia
 
July 31, 2012
  $ 20,826  
Woombye, Queensland, Australia (1)
 
Australia
 
December 1, 2013
  $ 64,333  
Nundah, Queensland, Australia
 
Australia
 
March 30, 2015
  $ 31,859  

 
(1)  We lease our Woombye, Queensland, Australia location from Pride Property Trust, of which the former shareholders of The Pride Group (QLD) Pty Ltd. are the trustees.
 
 
 
 
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We believe that our existing facilities are suitable and adequate to meet our current business requirements. We intend to renew leases expiring within the next twelve months at their current locations or at similar facilities in the same geographic locations.


Except as disclosed below, we are currently not a party to any material legal proceedings or claims.

On or about June 22, 2011, a purported shareholder of the Company filed a derivative and putative class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, Chester County against the Company and its directors, by filing a Summons and Complaint.  The case is Ralph Rapozo v. WPCS International Incorporated, et al., Docket No. 11-06837 (No Judge has been assigned at this time).  In this action, the plaintiff seeks to enjoin the proposed transaction in which Multiband would acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company.  The plaintiff alleges, among other things, that the consideration to be paid for such acquisition by Multiband is inadequate, and that the individual board members failed to engage in an honest and fair sales process for the Company and failed to disclose material information for the purposes of advancing their own interests over those of the Company and its shareholders.  To that end, the plaintiff asserts a claim for breach of fiduciary duty against the Company’s board of directors.  In the event that the proposed transaction is consummated, the plaintiff seeks money damages.  The plaintiff also asserts a claim against the Company and Multiband Corporation for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty for which he seeks unspecified money damages. 

On or about June 22, 2011, a purported shareholder of the Company filed a derivative and putative class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, Chester County against the Company and its directors, by filing a Summons and Complaint.  The case is Robert Shepler v. WPCS International Incorporated, et al., Docket No. 11-06838 (No Judge has been assigned at this time).  In this action, the plaintiff also seeks to enjoin the proposed transaction in which Multiband would acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company.  The plaintiff alleges, among other things, that the consideration to be paid for such acquisition by Multiband Corporation is inadequate, and that the individual board members failed to engage in an honest and fair sales process for the Company and failed to disclose material information for the purposes of advancing their own interests over those of the Company and its shareholders.  To that end, the plaintiff asserts a claim for breach of fiduciary duty against the Company’s board of directors. In the event that the proposed transaction is consummated, the plaintiff seeks money damages.  The plaintiff also asserts a claim against the Company and Multiband for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty for which he seeks unspecified money damages. On August 11, 2011, the Shepler case was consolidated into the Rapozo vs. WPCS case.

On or about June 30, 2011, a purported shareholder of the Company filed a derivative and putative class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, Chester County against the Company and its directors, by filing a Summons and Complaint.  The case is Edwin M. McKean v. WPCS International Incorporated, et al., (No Docket number or Judge has been assigned at this time).  In this action, the plaintiff also seeks to enjoin a proposed transaction in which Multiband would acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company.  The plaintiff’s allegations are substantially similar to the allegations in Rapozo v. WPCS and Shepler v. WPCS discussed above. The plaintiff alleges, among other things, that the consideration to be paid for such acquisition by Multiband is inadequate, and that the individual board members failed to engage in an honest and fair sales process for the Company and failed to disclose material information for the purposes of advancing their own interests over those of the Company and its shareholders.  To that end, the plaintiff asserts a claim for breach of fiduciary duty against the Company’s board of directors.  In the event that the proposed transaction is consummated, the plaintiff seeks money damages.  The plaintiff also asserts a claim against the Company and Multiband for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty for which he seeks unspecified money damages.  On October 18, 2011, the McKean case was consolidated into the Rapozo vs. WPCS case.

WPCS’ time to answer or move with respect to the Complaint in the Rapozo case has not yet expired.  The Company and its directors deny the material allegations of this complaint and intend to vigorously defend this action if necessary, however, as Multiband has announced that it is no longer pursuing the acquisition of WPCS, the Company anticipates that the lawsuit will be dismissed.


Not applicable.


 
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PART II


Price Range of Common Stock

Our common stock is currently traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “WPCS.” For the periods indicated, the following table sets forth the high and low sale prices of our common stock as reported by NASDAQ Global Market.

Period
 
High
   
Low
 
 
Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2012:
           
First Quarter
  $ 3.04     $ 2.23  
Second Quarter
    3.01       1.57  
Third Quarter
    2.26       1.47  
Fourth Quarter
    1.72       0.98  
 
Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2011:
               
First Quarter
  $ 3.22     $ 2.25  
Second Quarter
    4.74       2.46  
Third Quarter
    3.29       2.61  
Fourth Quarter
    2.95       2.20  

On July 20, 2012, the closing sale price of our common stock, as reported by the NASDAQ Global Market, was $0.78 per share.  On July 20, 2012, there were 52 holders of record of our common stock, which does not include shares held in street name.

Dividend Policy

We have never paid any cash dividends on our capital stock and do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.  We intend to retain future earnings to fund ongoing operations and future capital requirements of our business. Any future determination to pay cash dividends will be at the discretion of the Board and will be dependent upon our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements and such other factors as the Board deems relevant.


Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

 
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This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations includes a number of forward-looking statements that reflect Management's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate” and “continue,” or similar words.  Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of us and members of its management team as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.

Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report and in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Important  factors  currently  known  to Management  could  cause  actual  results  to differ  materially  from  those in forward-looking  statements.  We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the future operating results over time. We believe that its assumptions are based upon reasonable data derived from and known about our business and operations and the business and operations of the Company.  No assurances are made that actual results of operations or the results of our future activities will not differ materially from its assumptions.  Factors that could cause differences include, but are not limited to, expected market demand for the Company’s services, fluctuations in pricing for materials, and competition.

Overview

We are a global provider of design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, with over 375 employees in five (5) operations centers on three continents following the asset sales of our Hartford and Lakewood Operations as described below. We provide our engineering capabilities including wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power to a diversified customer base in the public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise markets worldwide.

               The global economy depends on efficient voice, data and video communication. Old communication infrastructure needs to be replaced and new technology needs to be implemented. We believe we have the design-build capabilities to address the demand.   For communication infrastructure projects that are significant in scope, we have the ability to offer wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power.  Because we are technology independent, we can integrate multiple products and services across a variety of communication requirements.  This gives our customers the flexibility to obtain the most appropriate solution for their communication needs on a cost effective basis.  In wireless communication, we can design and deploy all types of wireless systems in a variety of applications. In specialty construction, we have provided services for basic and renewable energy. On the electrical power side, we are capable of all types of commercial and industrial electrical work including the integration of advanced building communications technology for voice and data, life safety, security and HVAC.

Since our inception in 2001, we have grown organically and through strategic acquisitions to establish a presence in addressing the global needs of communications technology.  For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, we generated revenues from continuing operations of approximately $92 million, compared to $84 million for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011.  Our backlog at April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $23.6 million and $40.1 million, respectively, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations as described below.

Recent Developments

On September 1, 2011, we sold the St. Louis Operations and Sarasota Operations to Multiband for $2,000,000 in cash.  Accordingly, all operating results disclosed in this annual report only include the results from continuing operations, and exclude the results for the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations, which are presented as discontinued operations.  The St. Louis and Sarasota Operations were previously reported in the specialty construction and wireless communication segments, respectively. We have also combined the management and operations of the Seattle and Portland Operations for efficiency.

On January 31, 2012, the Company and Multiband ended discussions regarding a merger of the two companies, and we received a break-up fee of $250,000, and ended our strategic alternatives initiative with Multiband.

On July 25, 2012, the Company and the Hartford and Lakewood Operations entered into an asset purchase agreement, pursuant to which the Hartford and Lakewood Operations sold substantially all of their assets and liabilities to two newly-created subsidiaries of of Kavveri  for a purchase price of $5.5 million in cash, subject to adjustment and assumption of their various liabilities.  At closing, we received $4.9 million in cash, and the remaining $600,000 of the purchase price is to be placed into escrow pursuant to the asset purchase agreement. The Company used the proceeds from this sale to repay the full amount outstanding under the Credit Agreement of $4,022,320 as of July 25, 2012. The difference of $876,363 was deposited in our operating cash account.
 
 
 
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              The parties agreed to place $350,000 of the purchase price into escrow pending assignment of certain contracts post-closing, with the Company earning those funds upon successful assignment of the contracts. The remaining $250,000 is to be escrowed for purposes of satisfying certain adjustments to the purchase price based on a final net asset valuation to be completed after closing as well as repurchase obligations of certain delinquent accounts receivable.  No later than three days after the final determination of the net asset valuation, the purchasers are required to deposit the $600,000 into escrow. The purchasers have 40 days from closing to provide the Company with their net asset valuation as of the closing date, and the Company has 30 days to review and approve or disagree with such calculations.  If the parties disagree, they have 20 days to resolve any differences, and if they are unable to come to an agreement, the matter will then be submitted to one or more independent, nationally-recognized accounting firms for final determination.  
 
Industry Trends

We focus on markets such as public services, healthcare, energy and international which continue to show growth potential.
 
 
  
Public services.  We provide communications infrastructure for public services which include utilities, education, military and transportation infrastructure. We believe there is an active market for communications infrastructure in the public service sector due to the need to create cost efficiencies through the implementation of new communications technology.

  
Healthcare.  We provide communications infrastructure for hospitals and medical centers. In the healthcare market, the aging population is resulting in demands for upgraded and additional hospital infrastructure. New construction and renovations are occurring for hospitals domestically and internationally. In addition, there is a need to reduce the cost of delivering healthcare by implementing new communications technology. Our services include electrical power, structured cabling, security systems, life safety systems, environmental controls and communication systems.

  
Energy.  We provide communications infrastructure for petrochemical, natural gas and electric utility companies as well as renewable energy systems for various entities. The need to deliver basic energy more efficiently and to create new energy sources is driving the growth in energy construction. This creates opportunities to upgrade and deploy new communications technology and design and build renewable energy solutions.

  
International.  We provide communications infrastructure internationally for a variety of companies and government entities. China is spending on building its internal infrastructure and Australia is upgrading their infrastructure.  Both China and Australia have experienced positive GDP growth rates. Our international revenue represents approximately 20% of consolidated revenue for each of the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011.

Current Operating Trends and Financial Highlights

Management currently considers the following events, trends and uncertainties to be important in understanding our results of operations and financial condition during the current fiscal year.
 
 In regards to our financial results for the year ended April 30, 2012, we made progress in turning around our financial performance for six of our seven operations centers as compared to the prior fiscal year. Excluding our Trenton Operations, the remaining six operations performed profitably and have generated EBITDA, as adjusted, of approximately $3.0 million, compared to an EBITDA loss of $3.0 million for the same period in the prior year.  EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes including noncash charges for deferred tax asset valuation allowances, loss from discontinued operations, acquisition-related contingent earn-out costs, goodwill impairment, one-time charges related to exploring strategic alternatives and depreciation and amortization.  Management uses EBITDA to assess the ongoing operating and financial performance of our company. This financial measure is not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

However, our Trenton Operations experienced significant adjustments to expected profits on four projects this year, which have significantly impacted our consolidated financial results for the year ended April 30, 2012.  The cost estimates and related costs incurred for these four projects increased significantly during fiscal 2012.  In particular, the most significant of these projects is an electrical project that was awarded to the Trenton Operations with a contract value of approximately $14.5 million.  It is estimated that the total cost of this project is approximately $20.5 million.  The fiscal 2012 effect of the revisions in estimated profit on this project resulted in a decrease in gross profit of approximately $6.0 million, and the decrease in gross profit on the other three projects totaled approximately $3.2 million, for an aggregate gross profit reduction of $9.2 million on these four projects for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012.  As a result, the Trenton Operations generated an EBITDA loss of approximately $11.2 million for the year ended April 30, 2012.

 
 
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              Including our six remaining profitable operations, corporate expenses and the losses recorded in Trenton, we generated a consolidated EBITDA loss of approximately $11.2 million for the year ended April 30, 2012, compared to an EBITDA loss of $5.9 million for the prior year.

              As a result of the adverse financial performance of the Trenton Operations for the year ended April 30, 2012, we reported a net loss of approximately $20.5 million, which includes a $9.3 million noncash valuation allowance for deferred tax assets. As a result of the significant losses incurred by our Trenton Operations for the year ended April 30, 2012, we re-evaluated our ability to realize our deferred tax assets in light of the change in our current financial performance and as result, established a full valuation allowance on our U.S. Federal and state deferred tax assets. The net loss for the current period loss compares to a net loss of approximately $37 million for the year ended April 30, 2011 which included noncash goodwill impairment charges of $33.5 million and $624,000 of costs associated with our strategic alternatives effort.

            During fiscal years 2011 and 2012, we made management changes, improved estimating and project management procedures, and employed cost reduction strategies, which improved the EBITDA performance in six of our seven operations centers in fiscal 2012. This EBITDA improvement includes the turnaround of our Suisun City Operations, which experienced profit fades on projects in the prior fiscal year.  In our Suisun City Operations, we hired experienced leadership, especially in the project management and estimating roles, which we believe has significantly helped this operation return to EBITDA profitability during fiscal 2012. We are implementing similar strategies in our Trenton Operations, which we believe will lead to this operation performing profitably in fiscal 2013.
 
            Although the economy has not yet fully recovered and will continue to present challenges for our business, we expect to generate an EBITDA profit in the fiscal year ending April 30, 2013. The markets we serve in public services, healthcare, and energy continue to afford opportunities to grow our business. Two of our most important economic indicators for measuring our future revenue producing capability and demand for our services continue to be our backlog and bid list. For comparative purposes our backlog and bid list for prior periods only includes our continuing operations. Our backlog of unfilled orders from continuing operations was approximately $23.6 million at April 30, 2012, compared to backlog of $40.1 million at April 30, 2011, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations as described above.

           Our bid list, which represents project bids under proposal for new and existing customers, was approximately $86 million at April 30, 2012, compared to approximately $122 million at April 30, 2011, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations as described above.  Our goal is to convert more of these bids into contract awards and increase our backlog in the quarters ahead.

          We believe our design-build engineering focus for public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise infrastructure will create additional opportunities both domestically and internationally. We believe that the ability to provide comprehensive communications infrastructure services including wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power gives us a competitive advantage. In regards to strategic development, our focus is on organic growth opportunities and we feel optimistic about the markets we serve as evidenced by our new contract awards and customers continuing to seek bids from us, due to our experience in these markets.


 
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Results of Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2012 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2011

Consolidated results for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 were as follows.

   
Years Ended
 
   
April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
                         
REVENUE
  $ 92,423,686       100.0 %   $ 84,091,722       100.0 %
                                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
                               
Cost of revenue
    83,666,001       90.5 %     69,356,446       82.5 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    19,962,272       21.6 %     21,276,902       25.3 %
Depreciation and amortization
    2,258,080       2.4 %     2,223,376       2.6 %
Goodwill and intangible assets impairment
    168,604       0.2 %     29,247,012       34.8 %
Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration
    83,628       0.1 %     217,571       0.3 %
                                 
Total costs and expenses
    106,138,585       114.8 %     122,321,307       145.5 %
                                 
OPERATING LOSS
    (13,714,899 )     (14.8 %)     (38,229,585 )     (45.5 %)
                                 
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME):
                               
Interest expense
    865,093       1.0 %     655,845       0.8 %
Interest income
    (54,245 )     (0.1 %)     (47,027 )     (0.1 %)
                                 
Loss from continuing operations before income tax provision (benefit)
    (14,525,747 )     (15.7 %)     (38,838,403 )     (46.2 %)
                                 
Income tax provision (benefit)
    4,232,168       4.6 %     (6,437,430 )     (7.7 %)
                                 
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
    (18,757,915 )     (20.3 %)     (32,400,973 )     (38.5 %)
                                 
Discontinued operations:
                               
Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of tax
    (779,019 )     (0.8 %)     (4,604,939 )     (5.5 %)
Loss from disposal
    (1,032,737 )     (1.1 %)     -       0.0 %
                                 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
    (1,811,756 )     (1.9 %)     (4,604,939 )     (5.5 %)
                                 
CONSOLIDATED NET LOSS
    (20,569,671 )     (22.2 %)     (37,005,912 )     (44.0 %)
                                 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    (21,840 )     0.0 %     (174,491 )     (0.2 %)
                                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO WPCS
  $ (20,547,831 )     (22.2 %)   $ (36,831,421 )     (43.8 %)

Revenue

Revenue for the year ended April 30, 2012 was approximately $92,424,000, as compared to $84,092,000 for the year ended April 30, 2011. The increase in revenue for the year was attributable to organic revenue growth of approximately 9.9% for the year ended April 30, 2012. We experienced revenue growth due to overall growth in our wireless communications and specialty construction segments. One customer in our electrical power segment in our Trenton Operations, Camden County Improvement Authority (CCIA), comprised approximately 11.0% of total revenue in fiscal 2012. For the year ended April 30, 2011, there was no customer that comprised more than 10% of total revenue.
 
 
 
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Wireless communication segment revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $26,975,000 or 29.2% and $23,862,000 or 28.4% of total revenue, respectively. The increase in revenue was due primarily to increased contract revenue from public safety projects as compared to the same period in the prior year.
 
Specialty construction segment revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $6,080,000 or 6.6% and $4,003,000 or 4.7% of total revenue, respectively. The increase in revenue was attributable to revenue growth from project work performed by our China Operations.

Electrical power segment revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $59,369,000 or 64.2% and $56,227,000 or 66.9% of total revenue, respectively. The primary reason for the increase in revenue was due to the CCIA project described above.

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue consists of direct costs on contracts, materials, direct labor, third party subcontractor services, union benefits and other overhead costs.  Our cost of revenue was approximately $83,666,000 or 90.5% of revenue for the year ended April 30, 2012, compared to $69,356,000 or 82.5% for the prior year.  The dollar and percentage increase in our total cost of revenue is primarily due to increases in cost estimates and related costs incurred on four large projects in our Trenton Operations recorded over the course of fiscal 2012. Cost estimates are reviewed monthly on a contract-by-contract basis, and are revised periodically throughout the life of the contract such that adjustments are made cumulative to the date of the revision. In particular, the most significant of these projects is an electrical project that was awarded to the Trenton Operations with a contract value of approximately $14.5 million. It is estimated that the total cost of this project is approximately $20.5 million.  The fiscal 2012 effect of the revisions in estimated profit on this project resulted in a decrease in gross profit of approximately $6.0 million, and the decrease in gross profit on the other three projects totaled approximately $3.2 million, for an aggregate gross profit reduction of $9.2 million on these four projects for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012. The revision in estimated profit includes the accrual of losses on these projects. Excluding the effects of the increase in cost due to these four projects in the Trenton Operations, the cost of revenue was approximately 80.6% for the year ended April 30, 2012.  Historically, over the past three prior fiscal years our consolidated cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue has ranged from approximately 73% to 83%. Cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue is expected to vary each period based on the mix of project revenue.

Wireless communication segment cost of revenue and cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $20,175,000 and 74.8% and $17,895,000 and 75.0%, respectively. The dollar increase in our cost of revenue is due to the corresponding increase in revenue during the year ended April 30, 2012. The slight decrease in cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue was due primarily to the revenue blend attributable to our existing operations.

Specialty construction segment cost of revenue and cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $3,968,000 and 65.3% and $2,769,000 and 69.2%, respectively. The dollar increase in our total cost of revenue is due to the corresponding increase in revenue during the year ended April 30, 2012. The decrease as a percentage of revenue is due primarily to the blend of project revenue attributable to our existing operations.
 
Electrical power segment cost of revenue and cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011 was approximately $59,523,000 and 100.3% and $48,692,000 and 86.6%, respectively. The dollar and percentage increase in our total cost of revenue is primarily due to increases in cost estimates and related costs, including loss accruals, incurred on four large projects in our Trenton Operations as described above. Excluding the effects of the increase in cost due to these projects in the Trenton Operations, the cost of revenue was approximately 84.9% for the year ended April 30, 2012.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

For the year ended April 30, 2012, total selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $19,962,000, or 21.6% of total revenue compared to $21,277,000, or 25.3% of revenue for the prior year. Included in selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended April 30, 2012 are $11,350,000 for salaries, commissions, payroll taxes and other employee benefits. The $609,000 decrease in salaries and payroll taxes compared to the prior year is due primarily to the lower salaries from cost reduction strategies, as well as lower bonuses. Net professional fees were $1,204,000, which include on-going accounting, legal and investor relations fees of approximately $1,001,000, approximately $203,000 of incremental third party investment banking and legal expenses incurred during the fiscal year related to terminated strategic alternatives effort, offset by a $250,000 break-up fee paid by Multiband regarding the termination of the acquisition of our company. The $806,000 decrease in professional fees compared to the prior year is due primarily to lower net strategic alternatives costs due to the winding down of this effort, and reduced on-going professional service fees for other services compared to the same period in the prior year. Insurance costs were $1,814,000 and rent for office facilities was $840,000. Automobile and other travel expenses were $1,643,000 and telecommunication expenses were $422,000. Other selling, general and administrative expenses totaled $2,689,000.  For the year ended April 30, 2012, total selling, general and administrative expenses for the wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power segments were approximately $5,860,000, $876,000 and $10,260,000, respectively, with the balance of approximately $2,966,000 pertaining to corporate expenses.
 
 
 
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For the year ended April 30, 2011, total selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $21,277,000, or 25.3% of total revenue. Included in selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended April 30, 2011 are $11,959,000 for salaries, commissions, payroll taxes and other employee benefits. Professional fees were $2,010,000, which include accounting, legal and investor relation fees. Insurance costs were $1,949,000 and rent for office facilities was $878,000.  Automobile and other travel expenses were $1,385,000 and telecommunication expenses were $471,000. Other selling, general and administrative expenses totaled $2,624,000.  For the year ended April 30, 2011, total selling, general and administrative expenses for the wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power segments were approximately $5,733,000, $727,000 and $10,941,000, respectively, with the balance of $3,876,000 pertaining to corporate expenses.

Depreciation and Amortization

For the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011, depreciation was approximately $2,028,000 and $1,960,000, respectively.  The small increase in depreciation is due to the purchase of property and equipment. The amortization of customer lists and backlog for the year ended April 30, 2012 was $230,000 as compared to $263,000 for the same period of the prior year. The net decrease in amortization was due primarily to certain customer lists and backlog being fully amortized in the prior year compared to the current year. All customer lists are amortized over a period of three to nine years from the date of their acquisitions. Backlog is amortized over a period of one to three years from the date of acquisition based on the expected completion period of the related contracts.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets Impairment

For the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011, we recorded a total goodwill impairment charge of $33,501,509. Based on a combination of factors that occurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, including the operating results and the transition of the former management team in our Suisun City reporting unit, management concluded that an interim goodwill impairment triggering event had occurred, and accordingly performed a testing of the carrying value of the goodwill for the Suisun City reporting unit.  After this testing, management concluded that the carrying value of the Suisun City reporting unit exceeded the fair value of this reporting unit. The implied fair value of the goodwill of the Suisun City reporting unit was calculated by allocating the fair values of substantially all of its individual assets, liabilities and identified intangible assets as if Suisun City had been acquired in a business combination, resulting in a noncash goodwill impairment charge of $6.9 million for Suisun City.

  As a result of performing our annual step one test for goodwill impairment, we determined that, except for the carrying value of Pride, included within the Australia Operations reporting unit, the carrying value of all other reporting units exceeded its respective fair values, or failing the first step of the goodwill impairment test.  As a result, we recorded an additional estimated noncash goodwill impairment charge of $26,601,509 in the fourth quarter of the year ended April 30, 2011.  We completed the second step of the goodwill impairment test in the second fiscal quarter of fiscal 2012, which included calculating an implied fair value of the goodwill of the reporting units, by allocating the fair values of substantially all of its individual assets, liabilities and identified intangible assets, as if the reporting units had been acquired in a business combination. The completion of this second step did not result in an adjustment to the goodwill impairment charge previously recorded in fiscal 2011.

We performed our annual step one goodwill impairment test for Pride as of April 30, 2012.  Based on our testing, we determined that the Pride goodwill was not impaired.

At April 30, 2012, we determined that the customer lists for Hartford and Trenton reporting units were impaired due to projected future operating performance.  As a result, we recorded an impairment charge related to these customer lists of $168,604.At April 30, 2011, we determined that the customer lists for certain of the Australia operations, Portland, Sarasota and Suisun City reporting units were impaired due to projected future operating performance, competition and challenging economic conditions.  As a result, we recorded an impairment charge related to these customer lists of $868,776. These impairment charges are noncash charges that do not impact our consolidated cash flows or adjusted EBITDA.

Change in Fair Value of Acquisition-Related Contingent Consideration

For the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011, the change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration was approximately $84,000 and $218,000, respectively.  The change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration is due to the noncash expense recorded for the change in fair value of future payments of acquisition-related contingent consideration related to the Pride acquisition.  In connection with the acquisition of Pride on November 1, 2009, we were to pay additional purchase price to the former Pride shareholders upon the achievement of an earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) target. We were required to pay acquisition-related contingent consideration to the former Pride shareholders of $919,488 if Pride’s EBIT for the twelve month period ended October 31, 2011 exceeded $1,103,386. Pride achieved the contingent consideration target and we paid the contingent consideration of $1,047,732, including foreign currency exchange fluctuations for the year ended April 30, 2012.
 
 
 
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Interest Expense and Interest Income

For the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011, interest expense was approximately $865,000 and $656,000, respectively. The increase in interest expense is due primarily to (1) an increase in interest expense as a result of the payment of additional fees during the fiscal year related to the forbearance agreement under the former loan agreement with Bank of America N.A. (BOA), and the amortization of additional debt issuance costs due to the reduction in our revolving line of credit from $12,000,000 to $6,500,000 for the year ended April 30, 2012; offset by (2) a decrease in the total borrowings outstanding under the lines of credit with BOA and Sovereign over the course of the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012 compared to the same period in the prior year.  As of April 30, 2012, there was $4,964,140 of total borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement with Sovereign compared to total borrowings of $7,000,000 under the loan agreement with BOA as of April 30, 2011.

           For the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011, interest income was approximately $54,000 and $47,000, respectively. The increase in interest earned is due principally to an increase in interest income in our Australia Operations compared to the same period in the prior year.

Income Taxes

For the year ended April 30, 2012, the income tax rate related to continuing operations was -29.1% as compared to the effective tax rate of 16.6% for the year ended April 30, 2011.  The difference is primarily due to the tax effect of discrete items such as recording an increase to the valuation allowance of approximately $9.3 million against the net deferred U.S. Federal and state deferred tax assets for the year ended April 30, 2012. The estimated effective income tax rate differs from the expected Federal income tax rate of 34.0% primarily due to the effects of valuation allowances for Federal and state income taxes as well as permanent differences. For the year ended April 30, 2011, the actual income tax rate related to continuing operations was 16.6% as compared to the expected Federal income tax rate of 34% due primarily to permanent differences relating to impairment of goodwill charge.

Loss from Discontinued Operations

 As a result of the sale of the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations to Multiband on September 1, 2011, we recorded the financial results of these operations as discontinued operations. For the year ended April 30, 2012, we recorded a loss from discontinued operations of approximately $1,812,000, compared to loss of approximately $4,605,000 for the year ended April 30, 2011. Included in  the loss from discontinued operations, there is a loss on disposal of approximately $1,033,000 from these two operation centers on September 1, 2011 and includes approximately $304,000 of expenses directly associated with the sale of the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations.

Net Loss Attributable to WPCS

The net loss attributable to WPCS was approximately $20,548,000 for the year ended April 30, 2012. Net loss was net of Federal and state income tax provision of approximately $4,232,000. The net loss attributable to WPCS was primarily due to the operating losses in our Trenton Operations and the additional tax expenses related to the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets described above.

The net loss attributable to WPCS was approximately $36,831,000 for the year ended April 30, 2011. Net loss was net of Federal and state income tax benefit of approximately $6,437,000.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At April 30, 2012, we had a working capital deficiency of approximately $1.1 million, which consisted of current assets of approximately $28,557,000 and current liabilities of $29,687,000. The decrease in working capital during fiscal 2012 was due primarily to the operating loss in our Trenton Operations from the project losses described above which absorbed much of our liquidity and capital resources.  As a result, we sold the assets of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations to repay amounts outstanding under our Credit Agreement and to help replace some of the liquidity lost from the Trenton operating loss.
 
 
 
 
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  Management believes the combination of the capital generated from the asset sale; expected future borrowings under the Credit Agreement, additional short-term financing commitments, expected future operating income, and operating expense management will provide sufficient capital to meet our liquidity and capital resources requirements for the next twelve months.  Our cash and cash equivalents balance at April 30, 2012 of $811,000 included $804,000 of cash in our Australia Operations associated with our permanent reinvestment strategy. Subject to the working capital needs of Australia, there is approximately $770,000 of loans due from Australia that could be repaid to the Company in the future to help with domestic debt or working capital obligations.

Our working capital needs are influenced by our level of operations, and generally increase with higher levels of revenue.  Our sources of cash in the last several years have come from operating activities and credit facility borrowings. Our future operating results may be affected by a number of factors including our success in bidding on future contracts and our continued ability to manage our controllable operating costs effectively. To the extent we grow by future acquisitions that involve consideration other than stock, our cash requirements may increase.  Our capital requirements depend on numerous factors, including the market for our services, the resources we devote to developing, marketing, selling and supporting our business, and the timing and extent of establishing additional markets and other factors.

Operating activities used approximately $1,194,000 in cash for the year ended April 30, 2012. The sources of cash from operating activities total approximately $13,003,000, comprised of a $1,357,000 decrease in income taxes receivable, a $2,287,000 decrease in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts, a $415,000 decrease in inventory, a $1,588,000 increase in billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts, and a $7,356,000 increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses. The uses of cash from operating activities total approximately $14,197,000, comprised of an approximately $11,325,000 net loss (excluding approximately $9,245,000 in net noncash charges), a $2,098,000 increase in accounts receivable, a $687,000 increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets, a $53,000 decrease in deferred revenue, a $28,000 increase in other assets,  and $6,000 increase in prepaid taxes.
 
Our investing activities provided cash of approximately $252,000 in cash during the year ended April 30, 2012.  Investing activities include total proceeds of $2,000,000, from the sale of the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations, net of approximately $304,000 of direct transaction costs, which was used to partially repay amounts outstanding under our line of credit with BOA included under financing activities.  These net proceeds were offset by the payment of approximately $1,043,000 for the second contingent earnout payment related to the acquisition of Pride, and $406,000 used for acquiring property and equipment during the year ended April 30, 2012.

Our financing activities used cash of approximately $3,051,000 during the year ended April 30, 2012.  Financing activities include repayments under the former line of credit with BOA of $7,000,000.  The repayment sources for the BOA loan include $2,000,000 from funds received from the sale of our St. Louis and Sarasota Operations, $1,100,000 from Internal Revenue Service income tax refunds, and $2,428,000 from initial funds provided from the new Credit Agreement with Sovereign, with the balance from other cash provided from operations. Additional financing activities include total borrowings under the Credit Agreement with Sovereign of approximately $4,964,000, offset by debt issuance costs paid of $704,000, a $210,000 net repayment to our joint venture partner in the normal course of business offset by interest accrual, and repayments of previous loans payable and capital lease obligations of approximately $101,000.
 
Sovereign Bank Credit Agreement

On January 27, 2012, we entered into the Credit Agreement with Sovereign, which was amended on May 3, 2012. The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving line of credit in an amount not to exceed $6,500,000, together with a letter of credit facility not to exceed $2,000,000. Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, we granted a security interest to Sovereign in all of the assets of our United States subsidiaries.  In addition, pursuant to a collateral pledge agreement, we pledged 100% of our ownership in the domestic subsidiaries and 65% of our ownership in WPCS Australia Pty Ltd.  We used the initial funds provided by the loan, in the gross amount of $2,837,668 to repay the existing loan of $2,428,491 to BOA, which loan agreement was terminated in connection with the Credit Agreement and the remaining $409,177 for fees and expenses in connection with the Credit Agreement. We paid a loan commitment fee of $60,000 and will pay a monthly unused commitment fee during the term of the Credit Agreement of 0.375%. In addition, we shall pay Sovereign a collateral monitoring fee of $1,000 per month during the term of the Credit Agreement and 2.25% per annum on the face amount of each letter of credit issued by Sovereign. The Credit Agreement will expire on January 26, 2015.
 
Pursuant to the terms of the amended Credit Agreement, we are permitted to borrow under the revolving credit line, under a Borrowing Base equal to the lesser of (i) $6,500,000 less the letter of credit amount, or (ii) the sum of (a) 80% of Eligible Accounts Receivable plus (b) the lesser of $750,000 or 40% of Eligible Inventory, minus (c) the letter of credit amount minus (d) such reserves, in such amounts and with respect to such matters, as Sovereign may deem reasonably proper and necessary from time to time at its own discretion.  Borrowings under the Credit Agreement may be used for general corporate purposes, for permitted acquisitions, for working capital and for related fees and expenses.  As of April 30, 2012, the total amount available to borrow under the Credit Agreement was $5,802,580, and the total amount outstanding was $4,964,140, resulting in net availability for future borrowings of $838,440. At April 30, 2012, the interest rate applicable to revolving loans under the Credit Agreement was LIBOR plus an interest margin of 2.75%, or 3.0228%. Currently, the interest rate applicable to revolving loans under the Credit Agreement is the prime rate (3.25%) plus 2.00%, or 5.25%.
 
 
 
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We may prepay the loan at any time and may terminate the Credit Agreement upon 90 days prior written notice.  In the event that we terminate the Credit Agreement, we will pay Sovereign an early termination fee of 3% of the maximum credit amount if such termination occurs prior to the first anniversary or 1% of the maximum credit amount if such termination occurs after the first anniversary but prior to the expiration of the Credit Agreement.

Our obligations under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Credit Agreement, which includes customary events of default including, without limitation, payment defaults, defaults in the performance of affirmative and negative covenants, the inaccuracy of representations or warranties, cross-defaults, bankruptcy and insolvency related defaults, defaults relating to judgments, an ERISA reportable event occurs, a change of control and a change in our financial condition that could have a material adverse effect on the Company.

The Credit Agreement contains certain customary representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants, and events of default. Principal covenants include (a) Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of not less than 1.2 to 1.0, measured as of April 30, 2012 and as of each fiscal quarter end thereafter, in each case on a trailing two (2) quarter basis; and (b) Leverage Ratio of not more than 1.75 to 1.0, measured as of each fiscal quarter end.  Due to the operating losses for the third and fourth quarters of our fiscal year ended April 30, 2012, we did not meet the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of 1.2 to 1.0, when first required to be measured for the two quarters ended April 30, 2012, and Leverage Ratio of not more than 1.75 to 1.0 at April 30, 2012, and we are currently in default under the Credit Agreement.

Although Sovereign has not demanded current payment on the amounts outstanding, our obligations under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated as a result of the event of default under the Credit Agreement. While we and Sovereign have commenced discussions concerning the Credit Agreement and the events of default, there can be no assurance that we and Sovereign will come to any agreement regarding repayment, future forbearance terms, waiver and/or modification of the Credit Agreement and/or the default of the financial covenants.  If Sovereign decided to demand repayment of the existing loans under the Credit Agreement, it would have a serious adverse effect on our business, operations and future prospects.

 Hartford and Lakewood Operations Asset Sales

On July 25, 2012, the Company and the Hartford and Lakewood Operations entered into an asset purchase agreement, pursuant to which the Hartford and Lakewood Operations sold substantially all of their assets to two newly-created subsidiaries of Kavveri for a purchase price of $5.5 million in cash, subject to adjustment, and the assumption of their various liabilities.  At closing, we received $4.9 million in cash, and the remaining $600,000 of the purchase price is placed in escrow pursuant to the asset purchase agreement. We used the proceeds from this sale to repay the full amount outstanding under the Credit Agreement of $4,022,320 as of July 25, 2012.  The difference of $876,363 was deposited in our operating cash account.

The parties agreed to place $350,000 of the purchase price into escrow pending assignment of certain contracts post-closing, with our earning those funds upon successful assignment of the contracts. The remaining $250,000 is to be escrowed for purposes of satisfying certain adjustments to the purchase price based on a final net asset valuation to be completed after closing as well as repurchase obligations of certain delinquent accounts receivable. No later than three days after the final determination of the net asset valuation, the purchasers are required to deposit the $600,000 into escrow.  The purchasers have 40 days from closing to provide us with their net asset valuation as of the closing date, and we have 30 days to review and approve or disagree with such calculations.  If the parties disagree, they have 20 days to resolve any differences, and if they are unable to come to an agreement, the matter will then be submitted to one or more independent, nationally-recognized accounting firms for final determination.
 
Short-Term Commitments with Zurich
 
On July 12, 2012, we executed a Surety Financing and Confession of Judgment Agreement (Zurich Agreement) with Zurich American Insurance Company (Zurich).   Under the terms of the Zurich Agreement, Zurich will advance us up to $888,000 in weekly payments to provide financial advances for the payment of labor and labor-related benefits to assist in completing the project contract with CCIA for work at the Cooper Medical Center in New Jersey (the Owner or Cooper Project).  The Cooper Project is the $14.5 million project being completed by our Trenton Operations as described previously.  Zurich and its affiliate Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, as surety, have issued certain performance and payment bonds on behalf of the Owner in regard to our work on this project. We will repay Zurich the financial advances pursuant to the following repayment schedule:  (1) $397,000 on or about August 3, 2012; and (2) $491,000 on or about September 7, 2012.  As a condition precedent to any financial advance, WPCS executed two letters which are currently being held by Zurich: (1) a letter to the Owner voluntarily terminating its contract for reason of our default and assigning the contract to Zurich, and (2) a letter of direction to the Owner.  The letters may be forwarded to the owner of the Cooper Project in an event of Default. An event of default under the Zurich Agreement includes: (a) our failure to make repayments to Zurich in accordance with the repayment schedule; (b) Zurich, at our request, advances more than $888,000; (c) Zurich pays any of our vendors, subcontractors, suppliers or material men pursuant to Zurich’s obligations under its payment bond or any other reason; or (d) we use any of the funds advanced to us by Zurich for any reason other than the payment of labor and labor benefits incurred in regard to the Cooper Project.
 
 
 
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Short-Term Commitments with the China Operations
 
 
  The China Operations has outstanding loans due within the next twelve months to our joint venture partner, Taian Gas Group (TGG), of approximately $3,315,000. We expect TGG to renew any remaining unpaid loan balances in its continued support of the China Operations consistent with historical practice.

Other Sources of Capital

In the alternative, we could raise additional funds from a sale of common stock.  On April 15, 2010, we filed a registration statement on Form S-3 using a “shelf” registration process.  Under this shelf registration process, we may offer up to 2,314,088 shares of our common stock, from time to time, in amounts and at prices and terms that we will determine at the time of the offering.  Each share of our common stock automatically includes one right to purchase one one-thousandth of a share of Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, which becomes exercisable pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in a Rights Plan Agreement with Interwest Transfer Co., Inc., as amended from time to time. If we sell any securities, the net proceeds will be added to our general corporate funds and may be used for general corporate purposes.  To date, no shares of our common stock have been issued under this shelf registration statement and we may not be successful in issuing additional common stock on acceptable terms or at all.

Backlog

As of April 30, 2012, we had a backlog of unfilled orders of approximately $23.6 million compared to approximately $40.1 million at April 30, 2011, excluding the Hartford and Lakewood Operations. We define backlog as the value of work-in-hand to be provided for customers as of a specific date where the following conditions are met (with the exception of engineering change orders): (i) the price of the work to be done is fixed; (ii) the scope of the work to be done is fixed, both in definition and amount; and (iii) there is an executed written contract, purchase order, agreement or other documentary evidence which represents a firm commitment by the customer to pay us for the work to be performed. These backlog amounts are based on contract values and purchase orders and may not result in actual receipt of revenue in the originally anticipated period or at all. We have experienced variances in the realization of our backlog because of project delays or cancellations resulting from external market factors and economic factors beyond our control and we may experience such delays or cancellations in the future. Backlog does not include new firm commitments which may be awarded to us by our customers from time to time in future periods. These new project awards could be started and completed in this same future period. Accordingly, our backlog does not necessarily represent the total revenue that could be earned by us in future periods.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements other than operating lease commitments.

Critical Accounting Policies

Financial Reporting Release No. 60, published by the SEC, recommends that all companies include a discussion of critical accounting policies used in the preparation of their financial statements. While all these significant accounting policies impact our financial condition and results of operations, we view certain of these policies as critical. Policies determined to be critical are those policies that have the most significant impact on our consolidated financial statements and require management to use a greater degree of judgment and estimates. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

We believe that given current facts and circumstances, it is unlikely that applying any other reasonable judgments or estimate methodologies would cause a material effect on our consolidated results of operations, financial position or liquidity for the periods presented in this report.

The accounting policies identified as critical are as follows:
 
 
 
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Use of Estimates

In preparing financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and revenue and expenses during the reporting period. The most significant estimates relate to revenue recognition based on the estimation of percentage of completion on uncompleted contracts, valuation of inventory, allowance for doubtful accounts, realization of deferred tax assets, amortization methods and estimated lives of customer lists, acquisition-related contingent consideration and estimates of the fair value of reporting units and discounted cash flows used in determining whether goodwill has been impaired. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable are due within contractual payment terms and are stated at amounts due from customers net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. Credit is extended based on evaluation of a customer's financial condition. Accounts outstanding longer than the contractual payment terms are considered past due. The Company determines its allowance by considering a number of factors, including the length of time trade accounts receivable are past due, the Company's previous loss history, the customer's current ability to pay its obligation to the Company, and the condition of the general economy and the industry as a whole. The Company writes off accounts receivable when they become uncollectible against the allowance for doubtful accounts, and payment subsequently received on such receivables are credited to the allowance for doubtful accounts.

Goodwill and Other Long-lived Assets

We assess the impairment of long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying value may not be recoverable from the estimated future cash flows expected to result from their use and eventual disposition. Our long-lived assets subject to this evaluation include property and equipment and amortizable intangible assets. We assess the impairment of goodwill annually as of April 30 and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that it is more likely than not that an impairment loss has been incurred. Intangible assets other than goodwill are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be fully recoverable. We are required to make judgments and assumptions in identifying those events or changes in circumstances that may trigger impairment. Some of the factors we consider include a significant decrease in the market value of an asset, significant changes in the extent or manner for which the asset is being used or in its physical condition, a significant change, delay or departure in our business strategy related to the asset, significant negative changes in the business climate, industry or economic condition, or current period operating losses, or negative cash flow combined  with a history of similar losses or a forecast that indicates continuing losses associated with the use of an asset.

Based on a combination of factors that occurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, including the operating results and the transition of the former management team in our Suisun City reporting unit, management concluded that an interim goodwill impairment triggering event had occurred and, accordingly, performed a testing of the carrying value of $7.9 million of goodwill for the Suisun City reporting unit.  After this testing, management concluded that the carrying value of the Suisun City reporting unit exceeded the fair value of this reporting unit.  The implied fair value of the goodwill of the Suisun City reporting unit was calculated by allocating the fair values of substantially all of its individual assets, liabilities and identified intangible assets as if Suisun City had been acquired in a business combination and a result, we recorded a noncash goodwill impairment charge of $6.9 million for Suisun City.

As a result of performing our annual step one test for goodwill impairment, we determined that, except for the carrying value of Pride, included within the Australia Operations reporting unit, the carrying value of all other reporting units exceeded its respective fair values, thus failing the first step of the goodwill impairment test.  Accordingly, we performed the second step of the goodwill impairment analysis and determined the estimated fair value of the impaired reporting units’ goodwill using Level 3 measurement as defined in the ASC.  The Level 3 measurements were based on significant inputs for each reporting unit not observable in the market using a discounted cash flow valuation technique, which includes an estimated discount rate range of 15.5% to 17.3%, future short and long term revenue growth rates ranging from using 0% to 3%, gross margins ranging from 10% to 35%, and selling general and administrative expenses at 5% to 29% of revenue.  As a result, we recorded estimated noncash goodwill impairment charges of $26,601,509 in the fourth quarter of the year ended April 30, 2011. We completed the second step of the goodwill impairment test in the second fiscal quarter of fiscal 2012, which included calculating an implied fair value of the goodwill of the reporting units, by allocating the fair values of substantially all of its individual assets, liabilities and identified intangible assets, as if the reporting units had been acquired in a business combination. The completion of this second step did not result in an adjustment to the goodwill impairment charge previously recorded in fiscal 2011.

We performed our annual step one goodwill impairment test for Pride as of April 30, 2012.  Based on our testing, we determined that the Pride goodwill was not impaired.
 
 
 
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At April 30, 2012, we determined that the customer lists for the Hartford and Trenton reporting units were impaired due to projected future operating performance. As a result, we recorded impairment charges regarding these customer lists of $168,604.  At April 30, 2011, we determined that the customer lists for certain of the Australia operations, Portland, Sarasota, St. Louis and Suisun City reporting units were impaired due to projected future operating performance. As a result, we recorded impairment charges regarding these customer lists of $868,776. For these impairment charges, we used a discounted cash flow valuation technique to determine that the carrying value of these customer lists exceeded the fair value.  These impairment charges are noncash charges that do not impact our consolidated cash flows or adjusted EBITDA.

Deferred Income Taxes

We compute deferred tax liabilities and assets at the end of each period based on the future tax consequences attributed to net operating loss carryovers and differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases, using the tax rate expected to be in effect when the taxes are actually paid or recovered. The recognition of deferred tax assets is reduced by a valuation allowance if it is more likely than not that the tax benefits will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets depends upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. 

               On a periodic basis, we evaluate our ability to realize our deferred tax assets net of deferred tax liabilities and adjust such amounts in light of changing facts and circumstances, including but not limited to our level of past and future taxable income, and the current and future expected utilization of tax benefit carryforwards.  We consider all available evidence, both positive and negative, to determine whether, based on the weight of that evidence, a valuation allowance is required to reduce the net deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized in future periods. We consider past performance, expected future taxable income and prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the amount of the valuation allowance. Our forecast of expected future taxable income is based over such future periods that we believe can be reasonably estimated.  As a result of the significant losses incurred by our Trenton Operations for the year ended April 30, 2012, we re-evaluated our ability to realize our net deferred tax assets in light of the change in our current financial performance. As a result of this analysis, we established a full valuation allowance on our U.S. Federal and state deferred tax assets of approximately $10.6 million as of April 30, 2012, an increase of $9.3 million from April 30, 2011.  We will continue to evaluate the realization of our deferred tax assets and liabilities on a periodic basis, and will adjust such amounts in light of changing facts and circumstances.

Revenue Recognition

We generate our revenue by providing design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure. Our engineering services report revenue pursuant to customer contracts that span varying periods of time. We report revenue from contracts when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, fees are fixed or determinable, and collection is reasonably assured.

We record revenue and profit from long-term contracts on a percentage-of-completion basis, measured by the percentage of contract costs incurred to date to the estimated total costs for each contract.  Contracts in process are valued at cost plus accrued profits less earned revenues and progress payments on uncompleted contracts. Contract costs include direct materials, direct labor, third party subcontractor services and those indirect costs related to contract performance. Contracts are generally considered substantially complete when engineering is completed and/or site construction is completed.
 
 
 
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We have numerous contracts that are in various stages of completion. Such contracts require estimates to determine the appropriate cost and revenue recognition. Cost estimates are reviewed monthly on a contract-by-contract basis, and are revised periodically throughout the life of the contract such that adjustments to profit resulting from revisions are made cumulative to the date of the revision.  Significant management judgments and estimates, including the estimated cost to complete projects, which determines the project’s percent complete, must be made and used in connection with the revenue recognized in the accounting period. Current estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available. If estimates of costs to complete long-term contracts indicate a loss, provision is made currently for the total loss anticipated. For the year ended April 30, 2012, we have provided for aggregate loss provisions of approximately $1,887,000 related to the anticipated losses on long-term contracts.

The length of our contracts varies. Assets and liabilities related to long-term contracts are included in current assets and current liabilities as they will be liquidated in the normal course of contract completion, although this may require more than one year.

We record revenue and profit from short-term contracts for our China Operations under the completed contract method, whereas income is recognized only when a contract is completed or substantially completed. Accordingly, during the period of performance, billings and costs are accumulated on the balance sheet, but no profit or income is recorded before completion or substantial completion of the work.  Our decision is based on the short-term nature of the work performed, and the cultural differences in conducting business in China. 

We also recognize certain revenue from short-term contracts when equipment is delivered or the services have been provided to the customer.  For maintenance contracts, revenue is recognized ratably over the service period.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2011-05 (ASU 2011-05), Presentation of Comprehensive Income, which eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity and requires the presentation of net income and other comprehensive income to be in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. ASU 2011-05 does not change the components that are recognized in net income or other comprehensive income. 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, which defers the requirement to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to net income while the FASB further deliberates this aspect of the standard. ASU 2011-05, as amended by ASU 2011-12, will be effective May 1, 2012, for us; however, early adoption is permitted. We currently present a separate statement of comprehensive income.

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-09, Compensation-Retirement Benefits-Multiemployer Plans (Subtopic 715-80): Disclosures about an Employer’s Participation in a Multiemployer Plan (ASU 2011-09). ASU 2011-09 requires that employers provide additional annual quantitative and qualitative disclosures on multi-employer pension plans including information on the plan name, employer’s contributions to the plan, the financial health of the plan including funding status, and the nature of employer commitments to the plan.  ASU 2011-09 is effective for annual periods for fiscal years that end after December 15, 2011, with early adoption allowed. We make contributions to several multiemployer benefit plans as required under certain of its union agreements.  Included in Note 8 are the disclosures about these multiemployer benefits plans as required under the new pronouncement.  This pronouncement had no impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11 (ASU 2011-11), Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities, where entities are required to disclose both gross information and net information about both instruments and transactions eligible for offset in the statement of financial position and instruments and transactions subject to an agreement similar to a master netting arrangement. This scope would include derivatives, sale and repurchase agreements, and reverse sale and repurchase agreements, and securities borrowing and securities lending arrangements. These disclosures assist users of financial statements in evaluating the effect or potential effect of netting arrangements on a company’s financial position. We are required to apply the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013 (May 1, 2013 for us). We do not expect the provisions of ASU 2011-11 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.


Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”
 
 
 
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WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES



INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

   
Page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
F-2
     
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 30, 2012 and 2011
 
F-3 – F-4
     
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011
 
F-5
     
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011
 
F-6
     
Consolidated Statements of  Equity for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011   F-7 – F-8
     
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended April 30, 2012 and 2011
 
F-9 – F-11
     
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
 
F-12 – F-36

 
 
 
F-1

 

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


The Board of Directors and Shareholders
WPCS International Incorporated

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of WPCS International Incorporated and Subsidiaries as of April 30, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive loss, equity and cash flows for the years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of WPCS International Incorporated and Subsidiaries as of April 30, 2012 and 2011, and their results of operations and cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.  As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company is in default of certain covenants of their credit agreement and has incurred operating losses, negative cash flows from operating activities and has a working capital deficiency as of April 30, 2012. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  Management’s plans with respect to these matters are also discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 /s/ J.H. COHN LLP

 Eatontown, New Jersey

  July 30, 2012




 
F-2

 

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
April 30,
   
April 30,
 
ASSETS
 
2012
   
2011
 
             
CURRENT ASSETS:
           
             
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 811,283     $ 4,879,106  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,794,729 and $1,662,168 at
               
     April 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively
    22,343,304       22,474,024  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    1,340,379       4,669,012  
Inventory
    1,475,266       1,972,905  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    2,142,191       1,413,151  
Prepaid income taxes
    137,279       173,700  
Income taxes receivable
    -       1,166,225  
Deferred tax assets
    307,550       2,621,329  
Total current assets
    28,557,252       39,369,452  
                 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net
    4,309,450       6,035,353  
                 
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net
    382,852       803,171  
                 
GOODWILL
    1,930,826       2,044,856  
                 
DEFERRED TAX ASSETS
    243,999       2,675,511  
                 
OTHER ASSETS
    371,020       134,654  
                 
Total assets
  $ 35,795,399     $ 51,062,997  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


 
F-3

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
April 30,
   
April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
           
             
  Current portion of loans payable   $ 143,514     $ 35,724  
  Income taxes payable     194,963       -  
  Borrowings under line of credit     4,964,140       7,000,000  
  Current portion of capital lease obligations     15,465       54,496  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     16,669,621       10,249,503  
  Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     3,594,193       2,039,117  
  Deferred revenue     790,270       792,414  
  Due joint venture partner     3,314,708       3,415,641  
  Acquisition-related contingent consideration     -       1,008,200  
  Total current liabilities     29,686,874       24,595,095  
                 
Loans payable, net of current portion
    223,561       10,554  
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion
    -       15,465  
  Total liabilities     29,910,435       24,621,114  
                 
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
               
                 
EQUITY:
 
WPCS equity:
               
  Preferred stock - $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued     -       -  
  Common stock - $0.0001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, 6,954,766                
       shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2012 and 2011     695       695  
  Additional paid-in capital     50,477,543       50,433,626  
  Accumulated deficit     (47,143,662 )     (26,595,831 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income on foreign currency translation, net of                
     tax effects of $0 and $185,060 at April 30, 2012 and  2011, respectively     1,433,066       1,564,965  
                 
  Total WPCS equity     4,767,642       25,403,455  
                 
Noncontrolling interest
    1,117,322       1,038,428  
                 
  Total equity     5,884,964       26,441,883  
                 
  Total liabilities and equity   $ 35,795,399     $ 51,062,997  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.



 
F-4

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

   
Years Ended
 
   
April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
         
(Note 1)
 
REVENUE
  $ 92,423,686     $ 84,091,722  
                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
               
Cost of revenue
    83,666,001       69,356,446  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    19,962,272       21,276,902  
Depreciation and amortization
    2,258,080       2,223,376  
Goodwill and intangible assets impairment
    168,604       29,247,012  
Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration
    83,628       217,571  
                 
      106,138,585       122,321,307  
                 
OPERATING LOSS
    (13,714,899 )     (38,229,585 )
                 
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME):
               
Interest expense
    865,093       655,845  
Interest income
    (54,245 )     (47,027 )
                 
Loss from continuing operations before income tax provision (benefit)
    (14,525,747 )     (38,838,403 )
                 
Income tax provision (benefit)
    4,232,168       (6,437,430 )
                 
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
    (18,757,915 )     (32,400,973 )
                 
Discontinued operations:
               
Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of
               
tax of $290,532 and ($1,501,000), respectively
    (779,019 )     (4,604,939 )
Loss from disposal
    (1,032,737 )     -  
                 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
    (1,811,756 )     (4,604,939 )
                 
CONSOLIDATED NET LOSS
    (20,569,671 )     (37,005,912 )
                 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    (21,840 )     (174,491 )
                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO WPCS
  $ (20,547,831 )   $ (36,831,421 )
                 
Basic and diluted net loss per common share attributable to WPCS:
               
Loss from continuing operations attributable to WPCS
  $ (2.69 )   $ (4.64 )
Loss from discontinued operations attributable to WPCS
    (0.26 )     (0.66 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common share attributable to WPCS
  $ (2.95 )   $ (5.30 )
                 
Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding
    6,954,766       6,954,766  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


 
F-5

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

   
Years Ended
 
   
April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Consolidated net loss
  $ (20,569,671 )   $ (37,005,912 )
Other comprehensive income (loss) - foreign currency
               
  translation adjustments, net of tax effects of
    (31,165 )     1,206,768  
  ($185,060), and $51,412, respectively
               
Comprehensive loss
    (20,600,836 )     (35,799,144 )
                 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
    78,894       (134,572 )
Comprehensive loss attributable to WPCS
  $ (20,679,730 )   $ (35,664,572 )

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 
 
F-6

 
 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

 
                            Accumulated                    
                             Other                    
                      Retained      Compre-                    
                Additional      Earnings      hensive                    
   
Preferred Stock
   
Common Stock
   
Paid-In
    (Accumulated    
Income,
   
WPCS
   
Noncontrolling
   
Total
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
    Deficit)    
net of taxes
   
Equity
   
Interest
   
Equity
 
                                                             
BALANCE, MAY 1, 2010
    -     $ -       6,954,766     $ 695     $ 50,346,655     $ 10,235,590     $ 398,116     $ 60,981,056     $ 1,173,000     $ 62,154,056  
                                                                                 
Stock-based compensation
    -       -       -       -       86,971       -       -       86,971       -       86,971  
                                                                                 
Other comprehensive income
    -       -       -       -       -       -       1,166,849       1,166,849       39,919       1,206,768  
                                                                                 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       (174,491 )     (174,491 )
                                                                                 
Net loss attributable to WPCS
    -       -       -       -       -       (36,831,421 )     -       (36,831,421 )     -       (36,831,421 )
                                                                                 
BALANCE, APRIL 30, 2011
    -     $ -       6,954,766     $ 695     $ 50,433,626     $ (26,595,831 )   $ 1,564,965     $ 25,403,455     $ 1,038,428     $ 26,441,883  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 
 
F-7

 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY (CONTINUED)

                                         
Accumulated
                   
                                        Other Compre-                    
                                        hensive                    
                           
Additional
         
Income
         
Non-
       
   
Preferred Stock
   
Common Stock
   
Paid-In
   
Accumulated
    (loss), net of    
WPCS
   
controlling
   
Total
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Deficit
   
taxes
   
Equity
   
Interest
   
Equity
 
                                                             
BALANCE, MAY 1, 2011
    -     $ -       6,954,766     $ 695     $ 50,433,626     $ (26,595,831 )   $ 1,564,965     $ 25,403,455     $ 1,038,428     $ 26,441,883  
                                                                                 
Stock-based compensation
    -       -       -       -       43,917       -       -       43,917       -       43,917  
                                                                                 
Other comprehensive income (loss)
    -       -       -       -       -       -       (131,899 )     (131,899 )     100,734       (31,165 )
                                                                                 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       (21,840 )     (21,840 )
                                                                                 
Net loss attributable to WPCS
    -       -       -       -       -       (20,547,831 )     -       (20,547,831 )     -       (20,547,831 )
                                                                                 
BALANCE, APRIL 30, 2012
    -     $ -       6,954,766     $ 695     $ 50,477,543     $ (47,143,662 )   $ 1,433,066     $ 4,767,642     $ 1,117,322     $ 5,884,964  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 
F-8

 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

   
Years Ended
 
   
April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES :
           
Consolidated net loss
  $ (20,569,671 )   $ (37,005,912 )
                 
Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    2,326,018       2,754,961  
Loss from disposition of operations
    1,032,737          
Stock-based compensation
    43,917       86,971  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    840,062       1,603,696  
Amortization of debt issuance costs
    436,737       204,261  
Goodwill and intangible assets impairment
    168,604       34,370,285  
Change in the fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration
    83,628       217,571  
Loss (gain) on sale of fixed assets
    108,517       (78,694 )
Deferred income taxes
    4,204,824       (6,699,305 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
               
Accounts receivable
    (2,097,864 )     2,584,156  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    2,287,393       4,210,816  
Inventory
    414,713       474,143  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    (687,518 )     (699,490 )
Income taxes receivable
    1,357,039       (1,274,807 )
Prepaid  taxes
    (5,769 )     (173,700 )
Other assets
    (27,992 )     29,617  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    7,355,969       (941,272 )
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts
    1,587,550       173,638  
Deferred revenue
    (53,187 )     274,646  
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
    (1,194,293 )     111,581  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


 
F-9

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)
 

    Years Ended  
    April 30,  
    2012      2011  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
           
Acquisition of property and equipment, net of disposition
  $ (405,632 )   $ (1,193,647 )
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash received
    (1,043,006 )     (1,022,003 )
Proceeds from sale of operations, net of transaction costs
    1,701,062       -  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES
    252,424       (2,215,650 )
                 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Debt issuance costs
    (704,319 )     -  
Borrowings under lines of credit
    4,964,140       1,373,944  
Repayments of lines of credit borrowings
    (7,000,000 )     -  
Repayments of loans payable
    (47,074 )     (66,812 )
Repayments to joint venture partner
    (209,562 )     (42,923 )
Repayments of capital lease obligations
    (54,496 )     (81,950 )
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
    (3,051,311 )     1,182,259  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    (74,643 )     216,607  
                 
NET DECREASE  IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
    (4,067,823 )     (705,203 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
    4,879,106       5,584,309  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF THE YEAR
  $ 811,283     $ 4,879,106  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


 
F-10

 

WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

<
   
Years Ended
 April 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
           
Cash paid during the year for:
           
Interest
  $ 428,450     $ 451,681  
Income taxes
  $ 61,383