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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
 
x
ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
 
For the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012
 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
 
For the transition period from _________ , 20 __ ,  to _________ , 20 __.
 
Commission File Number
33-98682
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware
 
05-0460102
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
1400 Chamber Drive, Bartow, Florida 33830
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(863) 533-0326
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
 
$0.001 par value preferred stock
 
Over the Counter Bulletin Board
$0.002 par value common stock
 
Over the Counter Bulletin Board
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x
 
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  ¨
 
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 (Section 232.405) during the preceding 12 months.    Yes  x    No  ¨
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of 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. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer
¨
Accelerated filer
¨
       
Non-accelerated filer
¨
Smaller reporting company
x
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act):    Yes  ¨    No  x
 
The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $307,232 as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, based upon the closing sale price on the OTC:BB reported for such date. Shares of common stock held by each officer and director and by each person who owns 10% or more of the outstanding common stock have been excluded in that such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes.
 
As of May 23, 2012, the Registrant had 349,896,576 outstanding shares of its common stock, $0.002 par value.
 
Documents incorporated by reference: none
 


 
 

 
AMERICAN COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
FORM 10-K—INDEX
 
         
Part I
       
         
Item 1.
Description of Business
    3  
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
    6  
Item 1B.
Unresolved Staff Comments
    7  
Item 2.
Properties
    7  
Item 3.
Legal Proceedings
    7  
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
    7  
           
Part II
         
           
Item 5.
Market for Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
    8  
Item 6.
Selected Financial Data
    9  
Item 7.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
    9  
Item 7A.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures Amount Market Risk
    12  
Item 8.
Consolidated Financial Statements
    13  
Item 9.
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
    14  
Item 9A
Controls and Procedures
    14  
Item 9B.
Other information
    15  
           
Part III
         
           
Item 10.
Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
    16  
Item 11.
Executive Compensation
    17  
Item 12.
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
    20  
Item 13.
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence
    22  
Item 14.
Principal Accounting Fees and Services
    22  
           
Part IV
         
           
Item 15.
Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
    23  
 
Signatures
    24  
 
Certifications
       
 
 
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AMERICAN COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K and the documents incorporated herein by reference contain forward-looking statements that have been made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about American Commerce Solution, Inc.’s industry, management beliefs, and assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict; therefore, actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in any such forward-looking statements.
 
PART I
 
ITEM 1.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in Rhode Island in May 1991 under the name Jaque Dubois, Inc. and was re-incorporated in Delaware in 1994. In July 1995, the Company’s name was changed to JD American Workwear, Inc. In December 2000 the shareholders voted to change the name of the company to American Commerce Solutions, Inc. to more accurately portray the activities of the company.
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. (the “Company” or “American Commerce”) is a multi-industry holding company for its operating subsidiary. As of the close of its most recently completed fiscal year end, the Company had one wholly owned subsidiary operating in the manufacturing segment. The operating subsidiary is International Machine and Welding, Inc. located in Bartow, Florida.
 
The Company intends to expand its holdings by acquiring additional subsidiaries to facilitate its business plan. The current business plan has been in development since June 2000.
 
International Machine and Welding, Inc. provides specialized machining services for heavy industry. Target customers in the region include mining, agriculture processing, maritime, power generation and industrial machinery companies. Additional operations include heavy equipment service to the construction, forestry, waste and scrap industries. The operation provides complete service of the equipment, which includes rebuilding undercarriages, engines, transmissions, final drives and hydraulics. The effective service area for the operation located in the Southeastern region of the United States is a prime and lucrative market for such services. Growth in this region of the United States (population, infrastructure, and building) has created long term needs for construction equipment. All of these machines require periodic maintenance, and at certain points major overhauls. In addition to its 38,000 square foot facility, the operation also provides fully equipped field service vehicles so machines do not have to be removed from the work site.
 
International Machine and Welding, Inc. also sells OEM and after-market repair parts for heavy equipment. The operation has an extensive cross-reference listing and network of sources. One of the major competitive advantages of the operation is its ability to determine exactly what the customer needs and fulfill the requirement. In many cases, the customer may not have service manuals or to be able to identify part numbers. If a customer has more than one type of machine, which is quite common, they may have to contact a number of different suppliers to get parts for multiple machines. Our operation identifies the required parts and arranges the necessary repairs. As a result, the customer only has to make one phone call for all of their needs. This also makes International Machine and Welding, Inc. an attractive alternative for sales to customers outside the United States. Orders can be accumulated throughout the month and be sent on consolidated shipments. This has created a niche market for the direct parts sales division. The operation currently has a dozen customer relationships in the Caribbean. Management believes that this market has not been fully targeted by its competitors and offers potential as a source of increased business.
 
 
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BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
The Company has adopted a business strategy that focuses on expansion through acquisition. The key elements of acquisition targets must include solid management, profitability, geographical location compatibility and/or undervalued companies that can be enhanced by shared services and opportunities.
 
MANUFACTURING SEGMENT
 
The Manufacturing Segment through International Machine and Welding, Inc. offers a broad range of products and services to heavy industry through its three divisions. The operations of Division 1 provide specialized machining of very large components and machinery repair to industries such as aerospace, agricultural processing, chemical, defense, mining, maritime and power generation. Our 38,000 square foot facility located in Bartow, Florida is one of the only operations in the Southeast capable of machining components up to 55 feet in length and/or 20 feet in diameter.  Division 2 provides heavy equipment service (parts and labor), which includes repair and bonded rebuilds of engines, tracks, undercarriages, transmissions, final drives and hydraulic systems on heavy equipment. The equipment we repair is from the heavy construction industry including bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, excavators, large tractors, rollers, etc. The division provides field service via equipped service trucks to provide repairs at the customer’s site. Division 3 sells replacement parts to the heavy equipment market, directly to the end user with most of the parts exported outside the United States.
 
MANUFACTURING AND SOURCES OF SUPPLY
 
Manufacturing Segment
 
Supplies and parts used by International Machine and Welding, Inc. are purchased from several major suppliers including Caterpillar, John Deere, Case and other major manufacturers and after -market parts suppliers. The machining operations purchase from many suppliers based on the need of specific jobs. Although the operations do not have any long-term contracts with any of its suppliers, management believes that it has excellent business relationships with its current suppliers and it is not exposed to any significant risk in the event any one source of supply is discontinued, because there are many suppliers.
 
MARKETING AND SALES
 
Manufacturing Segment
 
International Machine and Welding, Inc. operates three divisions at one location. Division 1 sales have traditionally come from industries within a 100-mile radius of its facilities requiring specialized machining applications. Direct salesmen have established relationships with specific customers and the Company has expanded the business relationship through quality, rapid turn and value. While this business is quite lucrative, visibility is limited. The operation intends to expand its operations in the OEM market, where the subsidiary provides components to manufacturers of large machines. These types of accounts generally involve annual contracts with three-month rolling schedules. The expansion of the market also is expected to increase the serviceable territory from the Southeast to include the entire United States.
 
Direct sales personnel who primarily target mid-tier accounts handle sales for Division 2 and 3. We believe that this broad niche market is largely untapped by the larger factory-sponsored operations which cater specifically to very large accounts. Margins are typically very slim in these accounts and a large percentage of the customer base is represented by very few accounts. Because we are an independent repair facility, we can provide service to a much broader base of customers with greater margins than the large factory-sponsored competitors.
 
 
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COMPETITION
 
Manufacturing Segment
 
The principal competitors of the Manufacturing Division consists of regional companies such as Southern Machinery, Florida Plating and Machine, Arroyo and Florida Metalizing in the machining operations and national corporations such as Ringhaver Equipment, Caterpillar, and Case repair facilities in the heavy equipment parts and service category. Management believes that the ability to rapidly turn goods or to provide parts on a timely basis gives it a competitive advantage. We are able to ship parts directly to the consumer, usually on the same day as the order or to return all service work within the time specified either by completing the work at the customers site or because of immediate turnaround capabilities.
 
CUSTOMER DEPENDENCE
 
Manufacturing Segment
 
International Machine and Welding, Inc. has a broad and diverse base of customers. The division does not rely on any single customer, the loss of which would have a material adverse effect on the segment. This division does generate a significant amount of revenues from sales and services provided to three different industries. The construction industry accounted for approximately 23% of the division’s revenues in fiscal 2012 compared to 17% in fiscal 2011, while the industrial and mining industries accounted for approximately 14% and 62% in fiscal 2012 compared to 19% and 62% in fiscal 2011, respectively, of the division’s total revenues. Due to these concentrations, the results of operations of the division could be affected by changes in the economic, regulatory, or other related conditions impacting on these industries.
 
Although the division does not rely on a single customer, during the year ended February 29, 2012, one of the Company’s customers accounted for approximately 65% of total revenues. This customer was Mosaic Company.
 
EMPLOYEES
 
At February 29, 2012, the Company and its subsidiaries had 18 full-time employees and the parent operation has 2 full time executives.
 
FUTURE ACQUISITIONS
 
The Company remains dedicated to its basic business plan, which calls for growth through acquisition of strategic business opportunities. Discussions and negotiations continue with multiple companies.
 
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K (including the Exhibits hereto) may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding, among other things, the financial condition and prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries, results of operations, projections, plans for future business development activities and the opportunities available within its market areas, capital spending plans, financing sources, projections of financial results or economic performance, capital structure, the effects of competition, statements of plans, expectations, or objectives of the Company, and the business of the Company and its subsidiaries. These forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” and other similar words and expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “should,” “would,” and “could” and other characterizations of future events or circumstances. In addition, the Company may from time to time make such written or oral “forward-looking statements” in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including exhibits thereto), in its reports to stockholders, and in other communications made by or with the approval of the Company.
 
 
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These forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company at the time they are made and are based on information currently available to the management of the Company and upon current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding the Company and its industry, management’s beliefs with respect thereto, and certain assumptions made by management. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors (many of which are outside the control of the Company), which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only to the date that such statements are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise. The following sets forth some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to vary materially from those which are the subject of any forward-looking statements.
 
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
 
Accumulated Deficit and Operating Losses and Anticipated Earnings; Explanatory Language in Auditor’s Report. The Company had an accumulated deficit at February 29, 2012 of $19,050,508.  The Company had net income of $25,962 for the year ended February 29, 2012 and a net loss of $385,280 for the year ended February 28, 2011. Additionally, the Company is in default on several notes payable. The auditor’s opinion on the financial statements expresses substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements are presented on the basis that the Company is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. While there can be no assurance of this outcome, management believes its plan of operation will allow the Company to achieve this goal.
 
Growth Plans and Risk of Expansion. The Company adopted and implemented a business strategy, which seeks growth and expansion through the acquisition of synergistic companies. Accordingly, the growth and financial performance of the Company will depend, in large part, upon the Company’s ability to identify and locate suitable acquisitions, to manage such growth and the resultant diverse operations, to manage the margins of the acquired operations, and to attract, hire, train, and retain qualified supervisory personnel and other operational employees to meet the Company’s needs as it expands, as well as the availability of sufficient working capital. Difficulties resulting from the failure of the Company to manage and control its growth could materially adversely affect the Company’s operating results and financial condition.
 
No Assurance of Acquisitions. Although the Company has had preliminary discussions with potential acquisition candidates, the Company has not completed any acquisitions in the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012. The Company does have current understandings or arrangements (oral or written) relating to specific acquisitions, but cannot give specific timing to close the potential acquisitions. Until binding agreements are in place there can be no assurance that any proposed acquisition will be consummated or that adequate, acceptable and affordable financing will be available.
 
Furthermore, to the extent that acquisitions are consummated, the Company’s success or failure will depend upon management’s ability to integrate the acquired business into the company and implementation of adequate management skills and systems necessary to accomplish the Company’s strategy. Additionally, the Company is unable to predict whether or when, once integrated, any acquisition may achieve comparable levels of revenues, profitability, or productivity as existing Company operations, or otherwise perform as expected (including achievement of expected synergies or financial benefits). The Company may face competition for desirable acquisitions from entities that may possess greater resources than the Company.
 
Acquisition Risks. Acquisitions involve a number of special risks, some or all of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations  and financial condition. Such risks include, but are not limited to, the diversion of management’s attention from core operations, difficulties in the integration of acquired operations and retention of personnel, customers, and suppliers, unanticipated problems or legal liabilities, tax and accounting issues, and the inability to obtain all necessary governmental and other approvals and consents.
 
Need for Additional Financing. Proceeds from notes payable and long-term debt provided the working capital needs and principal payments on long-term debt through most of fiscal 2012. However, the Company will need to obtain additional financing in order to finance its acquisition and growth strategy. There can be no assurance that debt or equity financing will be available to the Company on acceptable terms, if at all. If the Company does require additional financing and it cannot be obtained or the terms of such financings are unfavorable, it may have a material adverse impact on our operations and profitability, and the Company may need to curtail its business plan and strategy.
 
 
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Loss of Certain Members of Our Management Team Could Adversely Affect the Company. The Company is dependent to a significant extent on the continued efforts, abilities and funding of our Chairman, Robert E. Maxwell and President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel L. Hefner. If the company was to lose the services of either of these individuals or other key employees or consultants before a qualified replacement could be obtained, the business could be materially affected.
 
Expected Volatility in Share Price. The market price of our stock has traded in a wide range. From March 1, 2001 through February 29, 2012 the price of our common shares has ranged from $0.001 to $0.78 per share. The price of our common stock may be subject to fluctuations in response to quarter-to-quarter variations in operating results, creation or elimination of funding opportunities, restriction of the acquisition plans, and favorable or unfavorable coverage of our officers and Company by the press.
 
ITEM 1B.
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
 
None.
 
ITEM 2.
PROPERTIES
 
International Machine and Welding, Inc. owns in fee simple title a 38,000 square foot facility in Bartow, Florida, which currently serves as the principal executive offices of American Commerce Solutions. A note payable to Valrico State Bank, originally at $875,000 encumbers this building. As of February 29, 2012, the balance on this note is $607,590. During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company entered into a refinancing arrangement with a financial institution to refinance the loan at 7% interest, with monthly principle and interest payments of $6,610 and a maturity date of April 30, 2012. The note is secured by all of the Company’s fixed assets and 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.
 
ITEM 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
None.
 
ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
 
N/A
 
 
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PART II
 
ITEM 5.
MARKET FOR COMMON EQUITY,  RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS, AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
 
MARKET INFORMATION
 
Since the April 1996 closing of the Company’s initial public offering, the Company’s Common Stock has traded in the over-the-counter market on the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. OTC Bulletin Board System (“OTCBB”). Until January 31, 2001 the company’s common stock traded under the symbol “JDAW.” In connection with the name change, since February 10, 2001, the common stock has traded under the symbol “AACS.” The following table sets forth the range of high and low closing bid quotations of the Common Stock as reported by the OTCBB for each fiscal quarter for the past two fiscal years. High and low bid quotations reflect inter-dealer prices without adjustment for retail mark-ups, markdowns or commissions and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.
 
 
Bid Prices
 
 
High
 
Low
 
FISCAL 2012
           
         
First Quarter (March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011)
  $ 0.003     $ 0.0015  
Second Quarter (June 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011)
  $ 0.0019     $ 0.0011  
Third Quarter (September 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011)
  $ 0.0016     $ 0.0007  
Fourth Quarter (December 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012)
  $ 0.0021     $ 0.0005  
         
FISCAL 2011
               
         
First Quarter (March 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010)
  $ 0.0025     $ 0.001  
Second Quarter (June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010)
  $ 0.0027     $ 0.0013  
Third Quarter (September 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010)
  $ 0.005     $ 0.0017  
Fourth Quarter (December 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011)
  $ 0.003     $ 0.0016  
 
On February 29, 2012 the closing bid price of the Company’s Common Stock as reported by the OTCBB was $0.001 and there were approximately 1,204 shareholders of record.
 
DIVIDENDS
 
The Company has never declared or paid a dividend on its Common Stock, and does not anticipate paying any cash dividends on its Common Stock in the foreseeable future. The Company expects to retain, if any, its future earnings for expansion or development of the Company’s business. The decision to pay dividends, if any, in the future is within the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend upon the Company’s earnings, capital requirements, financial condition and other relevant factors such as contractual obligations. There can be no assurance that dividends can or will ever be paid.
 
 
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EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION
 
The following table provides information about our Equity Compensation Plans.
 
 
Plan Category
 
Number of securities
to be issued upon
exercise of
outstanding options
   
Weighted
average price
of outstanding
options
   
Number of
securities
remaining available
for future issuance
 
                   
                       
Non-Qualified Option/Stock Appreciation Rights Plan approved by security holders
    362,500     $ 0.27       57,400  
                         
Employees Stock Incentive Plan approved by security holders
                 
                         
Non-Employee Directors and Consultants Retainer Stock Plan approved by security holders
                 
 
RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES
 
None
 
ITEM 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this item.
 
ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
This discussion is intended to further the reader’s understanding of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere herein. This discussion also contains forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of the risks and uncertainties set forth elsewhere in this Annual Report and in the Company’s other SEC filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company is not party to any transactions that would be considered “off balance sheet” pursuant to disclosure requirements under ITEM 303(c).
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
MANUFACTURING SEGMENT
 
The manufacturing subsidiary, International Machine and Welding, Inc., generates its revenues from three divisions. Division 1 provides specialized machining and repair services to heavy industry and original equipment manufacturers. Division 2 provides repair and rebuild services on heavy equipment used in construction and mining as well as sales of used equipment. Division 3 provides parts sales for heavy equipment directly to the customer. The primary market of this segment is the majority of central and south Florida with parts sales expanding its market internationally. The current operations can be significantly expanded using the 38,000 square foot structure owned by International Machine and Welding, Inc.
 
 
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FISCAL YEAR 2012 COMPARED TO FISCAL YEAR 2011
 
General
 
The Company’s consolidated net sales increased to $2,447,400 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012, an increase of $165,683 or 7%, from $2,281,717 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011. The increase is due to customers requiring necessary repairs previously deferred over the last two years.
 
Gross profit for the consolidated operations increased to $1,289,149 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 from $1,194,115 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011. Gross profit as a percentage of sales increased in fiscal year 2012 to 53% from 52% in fiscal year ended 2011. The increase in gross profit margin was due to a combination of International Machine & Welding receiving better pricing from its vendors and the mix of jobs during the quarter.
 
Consolidated interest expense in fiscal 2012 was $156,203 compared to $182,130 in fiscal 2011. The decrease in interest expense is due to the Company reducing the overall debt during the year, negotiating lower interest rates and making payments on time.
 
Consolidated interest income in fiscal 2012 was $9,307 compared to $29,299 in fiscal 2011. The decrease in interest income is due to the discount on the note receivable becoming fully amortized during the fiscal year ended February 28,2012.
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to $1,405,860 for fiscal 2012 from $1,426,564 for fiscal 2011, a decrease of $20,704 or 1%.
 
The Company incurred a net consolidated income of $25,962 for the year ended February 29, 2012 compared to $385,280 net loss for the year ended February 28, 2011.
 
Manufacturing Segment
 
The manufacturing operation, International Machine and Welding, Inc. provided net sales of $2,447,400 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 compared to $2,281,717 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011. The machining operations provided $697,759 or 29% of net sales with parts and service providing $1,749,641 or 71% of net sales for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 as compared to machining operations contributing $669,207 or 29% of net sales with parts and service providing $1,612,510 or 71% of net sales for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.
 
Gross profit from International Machine and Welding, Inc. was $1,289,149 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 compared to $1,194,115 in fiscal 2011 providing gross profit margins of 53% and 52%, respectively. The increase is due to customers requiring necessary repairs previously deferred over the last two years.
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses for International Machine and Welding, Inc. were $977,025 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 compared to $1,007,187 or the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.
 
Interest expense was $105,859 for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 compared to $132,532 for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011. The decrease in interest expense is due to the Company reducing the overall debt.
 
The Company does not have discrete financial information on each of the three manufacturing divisions, nor does the Company make decisions on the divisions separately; therefore they are not reported as segments.
 
 
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
During the fiscal years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company used net cash for operating activities of $94,463 and $200,460, respectively. The decrease in use of cash is mainly due to the gain on the forgiveness of debt.
 
During the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company used funds for investing activities of $93,155 and$58,120, respectively. This increase in cash used by investing activities is mainly due to the increase in the purchase of property and equipment.
 
During the years ended February 29, 2011 and February 28, 2011, the Company provided cash from financing activities of $166,060 and $277,946, respectively. The decrease in net cash provided by financing activities is due to the decrease in the cash received from the issuance of notes payable.
 
Cash flows from financing activities provided for working capital needs and principal payments on long-term debt through fiscal 2012. To the extent that the cash flows from financing activities are insufficient to finance the Company’s anticipated growth, or its other liquidity and capital requirements during the next twelve months, the Company will seek additional financing from alternative sources including bank loans or other bank financing arrangements, other debt financing, the sale of equity securities (including those issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding warrants and options), or other financing arrangements. However, there can be no assurance that any such financing will be available and, if available, that it will be available on terms favorable or acceptable to the Company.
 
Although management has reduced debt, new financing to finance operations and to facilitate additional production is still being sought. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise capital, obtain debt financing, or improve operating results sufficiently to continue as a going concern.
 
SEASONALITY
 
The diversity of operations in the manufacturing segment protects it from seasonal trends except in the sales of agricultural processing where the majority of the revenue is generated while the processors await the next harvest.
 
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the activity of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company reviews its estimates, including but not limited to, recoverability of long-lived assets, recoverability of prepaid expenses and allowance for doubtful accounts, on a regular basis and makes adjustments based on historical experiences and existing and expected future conditions. These evaluations are performed and adjustments are made as information is available. Management believes that these estimates are reasonable; however, actual results could differ from these estimates.
 
 
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We believe that the following critical policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our consolidated financial statements.
 
We maintain allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make required payments. We base our estimate on an analysis of the Company’s prior collection experience, customer credit worthiness, and current economic trends. If the financial condition of our customers were to deteriorate, additional allowances may be required.
 
We value our inventories at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined on a standard cost basis that approximates the first-in, first-out method; market is determined based on net realizable value. We write down inventory balances for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory equal to the difference between the cost of the inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. If actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected by management, additional inventory write-downs may be required.
 
We value our property and equipment at cost. Amortization and depreciation are calculated using the straight-line and accelerated methods of accounting over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations when incurred. Betterments and renewals are capitalized. When property and equipment are sold or otherwise disposed of, the asset account and related accumulated depreciation account are relieved, and any gain or loss is included in operations.
 
Fair value estimates used in preparation of the consolidated financial statements are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management. The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values. These financial instruments include cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses. Fair values were assumed to approximate carrying values for these financial instruments since they are short-term in nature and their carrying amounts approximate fair values or they are receivable or payable on demand. The fair value of the Company’s notes payable is estimated based upon the quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of the same remaining maturities.
 
NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
For a description of recent accounting standards, including the expected dates of adoption and estimated effects, if any, on our financial statements, see “Note 3: Significant Accounting Polices: Recent Accounting Standards” in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.
 
ITEM 7A.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this item.
 
 
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ITEM 8.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Consolidated Financial Statements
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 and for the Years Then Ended
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
Contents
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    F-1  
         
Consolidated Financial Statements:
       
         
Consolidated Balance Sheets
    F-2  
Consolidated Statements of Operations
    F-3  
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity
    F-4  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    F-5  
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
    F-6 - F15  
 
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiary
Bartow, Florida
 
I have audited the consolidated balance sheets of American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiary as of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 and the related consolidated statements of operations, consolidated changes in stockholders’ deficit, and consolidated cash flows for the years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. My responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on my audit.
 
I conducted my audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that I plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements were free of material misstatement. The Company was not required to have, nor was I engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. My audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that were appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, I express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. I believe that my audits provide a reasonable basis for my opinion.
 
In my opinion, the consolidated financial statements, referred to above, present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiary as of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, and the results of its consolidated operations and its consolidated 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 the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred recurring losses from continuing operations, has negative working capital and has used significant cash in support of its operating activities. Additionally, as of February 29, 2012 the Company is in default of several notes payable. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Further information and management’s plans in regard to this uncertainty were also described in Note 2. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
 
Peter Messineo, CPA
Palm Harbor, Florida
May 17, 2012

 
F-1

 
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
  
February 29,
2012
   
February 28,
2011
 
                        Assets
  
             
Current assets:
  
             
Cash
  
$
8,078
  
 
$
29,655
  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively
  
 
109,897
  
   
70,839
  
Accounts receivable, factored
  
 
15,004
  
   
13,163
  
Inventories
  
 
277,077
     
213,557
  
Note receivable, related party
  
 
1,009,792
  
   
1,009,792
  
Due from related party
  
 
561,644
  
   
561,644
  
Other receivables
  
 
123,951
  
   
73,662
  
Prepaid expenses
   
4,966
     
—  
 
 
  
             
Total current assets
  
 
2,110,409
  
   
1,972,312
  
     
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,446,010 and $2,250,218, respectively
  
 
2,918,692
  
   
3,071,599
  
     
Prepaid loan costs paid with common stock
  
 
—  
     
22,047
  
Other assets
  
 
11,564
  
   
11,128
  
 
  
             
 
  
$
5,040,665
  
 
$
5,077,086
  
                 
                        Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
  
             
Current liabilities:
  
             
Current portion of notes payable
  
$
1,047,753
  
 
$
1,308,647
  
Current portion of notes payable, related party
  
 
—  
  
   
642,925
  
Accounts payable; including related party balances of $41,633 and $77,812, respectively
  
 
229,280
  
   
307,371
  
Accrued expenses
  
 
161,087
  
   
161,195
  
Accrued interest
  
 
286,082
  
   
411,267
  
Deferred revenue
  
 
—  
  
   
—  
  
 
  
             
Total current liabilities
  
 
1,724,202
  
   
2,831,405
  
 
  
             
Notes payable, net of current portion
  
 
3,828
  
   
10,406
  
Notes payable, related party, net of current portion
   
815,998
     
—  
 
Due to stockholders
  
 
2,004,710
  
   
1,772,310
  
                 
Total Liabilities
  
 
4,548,738
  
   
4,614,121
  
                 
Stockholders’ equity:
  
             
Preferred stock, total authorized 5,000,000 shares:
  
             
Series A; cumulative and convertible; $.001 par value; 600 shares authorized; 102 shares issued and outstanding; liquidating preference $376,125
  
 
—  
  
   
—  
  
Series B; cumulative and convertible; $.001 par value; 3,950 shares authorized; 3,944 shares issued and outstanding; liquidating preference $3,944,617
  
 
3
  
   
3
  
Common stock; $.002 par value; 350,000,000 shares authorized; 331,869,576 and 329,691,576 shares issued; 331,169,576 and 329,169,576 shares outstanding, respectively
  
 
663,794
  
   
659,384
  
Additional paid-in capital
  
 
19,154,164
  
   
19,155,574
  
Stock subscription receivable
  
 
(10,000
)
   
(10,000
)
Treasury stock, at cost
  
 
(265,526
)
   
(265,526
)
Accumulated deficit
  
 
(19,050,508
)
   
(19,076,470
)
 
  
             
Total stockholders’ equity
  
 
491,927
  
   
462,965
  
 
  
             
 
  
$
5,040,665
  
 
$
5,077,086
  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
 
 
F-2

 
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
 
  
Year Ended February 29,
2012
   
Year Ended February 28,
2011
 
Net sales
  
$
2,447,400
  
 
$
2,281,717
  
     
Cost of goods sold
  
 
1,158,251
  
   
1,087,602
  
 
  
             
Gross profit
  
 
1,289,149
  
   
1,194,115
  
 
  
             
Selling, general and administrative expenses
  
 
1,405,860
  
   
1,426,564
  
 
  
             
Loss from operations
  
 
(116,711
)
   
(232,449
)
                 
Other income (expense):
  
             
Other
  
 
37,532
     
—  
 
Gain on forgiveness of debt
   
252,037
     
—  
 
Interest expense
  
 
(156,203
)
   
(182,130
)
Interest income
  
 
9,307
  
   
29,299
  
 
  
             
Total other income (expense)
  
 
142,673
     
(152,831
)
                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax
  
$
25,962
   
$
(385,280
)
     
Income taxes
  
 
—  
  
   
—  
  
 
  
             
Net income (loss) income available to common stockholders
  
$
25,962
   
$
(385,280
)
     
Net income (loss) per common share, primary
  
$
0.00
   
$
(0.00
)
 
  
             
Net income (loss) per common share, diluted
  
$
0.00
   
$
(0.00
)
 
  
             
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, primary
  
 
330,366,297
  
   
313,619,293
  
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, diluted
  
 
335,083,697
  
   
313,619,293
  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
 
 
F-3

 
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity
Years Ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011
 
   
Common Stock
   
Preferred Stock
 
   
Shares
 
Amount
   
Shares
 
Amount
 
Balance, February 28, 2010
    283,918,566     $ 567,838       3,944     $ 3  
                                 
Common shares issued for guaranty
    22,886,505       45,773                  
                                 
Common shares issued for pledge of assets
    22,886,505       45,773                  
                                 
Net loss
                               
                                 
Balance, February 28, 2011
    329,691,576     $ 659,384       3,944     $ 3  
                                 
Common shares issued for services
    2,205,000       4,410                  
                                 
Net income
                               
                                 
Balance, February 29, 2012
    331,896,576     $ 663,794       3,944     $ 3  
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
Stock
Subscription
Receivable
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Total
 
$ 19,180,977     $ (10,000 )   $ (18,691,190 )   $ (265,526 )   $ 782,102  
             
  (12,702 )                             33,071  
  (12,701 )                             33,072  
             
                  (385,280 )             (385,280 )
                                     
$ 19,155,574     $ (10,000 )   $ (19,076,470 )   $ (265,526 )   $ 462,965  
                                     
  (1,410                             3,000  
                  25,962               25,962  
                                     
$ 19,154,164     $ (10,000 )   $ (19,050,508 )   $ (265,526 )   $ 491,927  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
 
 
F-4

 
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Years Ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011
 
 
  
2012
   
2011
 
Operating activities:
  
             
Net income (loss)
  
$
25,962
   
$
(385,280
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used by operating activities:
  
             
Depreciation and amortization
  
 
195,792
  
   
193,399
  
Amortization of loan costs
  
 
22,047
  
   
65,830
  
Amortization of discount on notes receivable
  
 
—  
     
(20,708
Issuance of common stock for services
   
3,000
     
—  
 
Gain on forgiveness of debt
  
 
(252,037
)
   
—  
 
(Increase) decrease in allowance for doubtful accounts
  
 
—  
  
   
(4,850
)
(Increase) decrease in:
  
             
Accounts receivables
  
 
(39,058
   
12,502
  
Inventories
  
 
(61,127
)
   
(11,392
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
  
 
(7,795
   
2,400
  
Increase (decrease) in:
  
             
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  
 
18,753
  
   
40,227
  
Deferred income
  
 
—  
     
(14,097
)
 
  
             
Net cash used by operating activities
  
 
94,463
     
(200,460
)
 
  
             
Investing activities:
  
             
Increase in other receivables
  
 
(50,289
)
   
(53,076
Acquisition of property and equipment
  
 
42,886
     
(5,044
)
 
  
             
Net cash used by investing activities
  
 
93,175
     
(58,120
)
 
  
             
Financing activities:
  
             
(Increase) decrease in due from factor
  
 
(1,841
)
   
49,070
 
Proceeds from notes payable and long-term debt
  
 
54,250
  
   
157,421
  
Principal payments on notes payable
  
 
(118,749
)
   
(160,945
)
Increase in due to stockholders
  
 
232,400
  
   
232,400
  
 
  
             
Net cash provided by financing activities
  
 
166,060
  
   
277,946
  
 
  
             
Net (decrease) increase in cash
  
 
(21,577
   
19,366
 
     
Cash, beginning of period
  
 
29,655
  
   
10,289
  
 
  
             
Cash, end of period
  
$
8,078
  
 
$
29,655
  
 
  
             
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information and noncash investing and financing activities:
  
             
Cash paid during the period for interest
  
$
11,073
  
 
$
38,112
  

During the year ended February 29, 2012, the Company reclassified $197,873 of accrued interest to notes payable.
 
During the year ended February 28, 2011, the Company issued 45,773,010 shares of common stock to a related party and related company, respectively, valued at $66,142 in exchange for guarantees of a note payable. As of February 28, 2011, $65,830 of these guaranty fees has been amortized.
 
During the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 the Company increased notes payable by $24,264 and $24,199, respectively for an accrual of interest.
 
During the year ended February 28, 2011 the Company wrote off fixed assets with a cost of $140,582 and which were fully depreciated.
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
 
 
F-5

 
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 and for the
Years Ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011
 
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc., located and operating in West Central Florida, was incorporated in Rhode Island in 1991 under the name Jaque Dubois, Inc., and was re-incorporated in Delaware in 1994. In July 1995, Jaque Dubois, Inc. changed its name to JD American Workwear, Inc. In December 2000, the stockholders voted at the annual stockholders meeting to change the name of JD American Workwear, Inc. to American Commerce Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”).
 
The Company is primarily a holding company with a wholly owned subsidiary; International Machine and Welding, Inc. which is engaged in the machining and fabrication of parts used in heavy industry, and parts sales and service for heavy construction equipment.
 
2. GOING CONCERN
 
The Company has incurred substantial operating losses since inception and has used approximately $94,500 of cash in operations for the year ended February 29, 2012.  Additionally, the Company is in default on several notes payable. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to reverse negative operating trends, raise additional capital, and obtain debt financing.
 
Management has revised its business strategy to include expansion into other lines of business through the acquisition of other companies in exchange for the Company’s stock to facilitate manufacturing contracts under negotiation. In conjunction with the anticipated new contracts, management is currently negotiating new debt and equity financing, the proceeds from which would be used to settle outstanding debts at more favorable terms, to finance operations, and to complete additional business acquisitions. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise capital, obtain debt financing, or improve operating results sufficiently to continue as a going concern.
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.
 
 
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3. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
The significant accounting policies followed are:
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the activity of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
 
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
Cash is maintained with major financial institutions in the United States. Deposits with this bank may exceed the amount of insurance provided on such deposits. Temporary cash investments with an original maturity of three months or less are considered to be cash equivalents.
 
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of accounts receivable. Accounts receivable consist of billed services or products. The Company records an allowance for doubtful accounts to allow for any amounts that may not be recoverable, which is based on an analysis of the Company’s prior collection experience, customer credit worthiness, and current economic trends. Based on management’s review of accounts receivable, an allowance for doubtful accounts of $0 is considered adequate at February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011. Receivables are determined to be past due based on payment terms of original invoices. The Company does not charge significant amounts of interest on past due receivables.
 
The Company accounts for its factoring of accounts receivable by selling and assigning all rights, title, and interest to certain of the Company’s accounts receivable. The Company receives 80% of all approved invoices sold to the Factoring Company, which assumes the credit risk. Based on the Factoring Company’s collections of these invoices the Company may receive additional consideration of up to 18%. The Company records the 80% as payment against the invoices sold and records 20% as an amount due from Factoring Company. Once the invoice exceeds 120 days outstanding, the remaining 20% of the receivable is recorded as expense.
 
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined on a standard cost basis that approximates the first-in, first-out method; market is determined based on net realizable value. Appropriate consideration is given to obsolescence, excessive levels, deterioration, and other factors in evaluating net realizable value.
 
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation and amortization expense are calculated using the straight-line and accelerated methods of accounting over the following estimated useful lives of the assets:
 
Building and improvements
15 - 39 years
Machine and equipment
5 -30 years
Office furniture and equipment
5 - 10 years
Trucks and vehicles
5 - 7 years
 
 
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Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations when incurred. Betterments and renewals are capitalized. When property and equipment are sold or otherwise disposed of, the asset account and related accumulated depreciation account are relieved, and any gain or loss is included in operations.
 
Direct costs incurred with the issuance of notes payable are deferred and amortized over the life of the guaranty. For the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company incurred amortization expense of $63,917 and $67,179, respectively.
 
The Company records amounts billed to customers for shipping and handling costs as sales revenue. Costs incurred by the Company for shipping and handlings are included in cost of sales.
 
Sales are recorded when products, repairs, or parts are delivered to the customer. Provisions for discounts and rebates to customers, estimated returns, allowances, and other adjustments are provided for in the same period the related sales are recorded. No products or parts are delivered with any contingencies except for defects.
 
Amounts collected on behalf of governmental authorities for sales taxes and other similar taxes are reported on a net basis.
 
Revenue derived from the sale of products not yet completed and delivered is deferred and recognized as revenue once the product has been delivered to the customer.
 
Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the book value of the asset may not be recoverable. The Company periodically evaluates whether events and circumstances have occurred that indicate possible impairment. When impairment indicators exist, the Company uses market quotes, if available or an estimate of the future undiscounted net cash flows of the related asset or asset group over the remaining life in measuring whether or not the asset values are recoverable. There have been no significant impairments of long-lived assets during the year ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011.
 
The Company recognizes all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, as compensation expense in the financial statements based on their fair values. That expense will be recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award, known as the requisite service period (usually the vesting period).
 
The Company accounts for stock based compensation awards issued to non-employees for services and financing arrangements, as prescribed by FASB ASC 505-50, Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees, at either the fair value of the services rendered or the instruments issued in exchange for such services, whichever is more readily determinable. The fair value of common stock issued for services is based on the closing stock price on the date the common stock was issued.
 
In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) introduced a framework for measuring fair value and expanded required disclosure about fair value measurements of assets and liabilities. The Company adopted the standard for those financial assets and liabilities as of the beginning of the 2008 fiscal year and the impact of adoption was not significant. FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (ASC 820) defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between (1) market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) and (2) an entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (unobservable inputs). The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:
 
 
 
Level 1 - Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.
 
 
 
Level 2 - Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g., interest rates); and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.
 
 
 
Level 3 - Inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.
 
 
F-8

 
 
Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of February 29, 2012. The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments. These financial instruments include accounts receivable, other current assets, accounts payable, accrued compensation and accrued expenses. The fair value of the Company’s notes payable is estimated based on current rates that would be available for debt of similar terms which is not significantly different from its stated value.
 
Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the consolidated financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective income tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized as income in the period that included the enactment date. Due to the Company’s continued losses, the Company has placed a full valuation allowance against the deferred tax asset.
 
The Company adopted the provisions of FASB ASC 740-10 “Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (ASC 740-10), on January 1, 2007. The Company has not recognized a liability as a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10. A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits has not been provided since there is no unrecognized benefit since the date of adoption. The Company has not recognized interest expense or penalties as a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10. If there were an unrecognized tax benefit, the Company would recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses.
 
The Company records stock as issued at the time consideration is received or the obligation is incurred.
 
Basic and diluted earnings per share are computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of shares of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share are computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding and dilutive options outstanding during the year. Common stock to be issued upon conversion of preferred stock, convertible debt and common stock options has not been included in dilutive earnings per share due to the Company’s losses and their anti-dilutive effect.
 
   
February 29,
   
February 28,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
 Net Income (Loss)
  $ 25,962     $ (385,280 )
                 
 Weighted Average Shares
               
    Common Stock
    330,366,297       313,619,293  
    Common stock equivalents (Options)
    4,717,400       -- *
      335,083,697       313,619,293  
 
* Net loss for the period, options and other dilutive common stock equivalents are anti-dilutive and are excluded from computation.
 
Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB (including its EITF), the AICPA, and the SEC did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future financial statements.
 
 
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4. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, FACTORED
 
During the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company factored receivables of approximately $850,900 and $1,216,000, respectively. In connection with the factoring agreement, the Company incurred fees of approximately $28,500 and $40,200 during the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, respectively.  Any and all of the Company’s indebtedness and obligations to the Factoring Company is guaranteed by two stockholders and collateralized by the Company’s inventory and fixed assets.
 
5. INVENTORIES
 
Inventories consist of the following:
 
 
February 29, 
2012
 
February 28, 
2011
 
Work-in process
  $ 13,734     $ 10,310  
Finished goods
    260,950       203,247  
Raw materials
           
                 
Total inventories
  $ 274,684     $ 213,557  
 

6. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
Property and equipment consist of the following:
 
   
February 29, 
2012
   
February 28, 
2011
 
Land
  $ 186,045     $ 186,045  
Building and improvements
    2,770,269       2,702,512  
Machinery and equipment
    2,145,496       2,180,840  
Office furniture and equipment
    86,755       86,006  
Trucks and automobiles
    176,137       166,414  
                 
      5,364,702       5,321,817  
Less accumulated depreciation
    2,446,010       2,250,218  
                 
    $ 2,918,692     $ 3,071,599  
 
Depreciation expense for the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 was $195,792 and $193,399, respectively.
 
 
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7. NOTES PAYABLE
 
Notes payable consist of:
 
 
  
 
February 29,
2012
   
February 28,
2011
 
Notes payable to the parents of the former president of the Company, stockholders; 10% interest, past maturity.
  
  $ 185,291     $ 185,291  
Notes payable to the parents and sister of the former president of the Company; stockholders; 10% interest; past maturity.
  
    31,697       31,697  
Note payable; related party; no interest; past maturity.
  
          29,304  
Note payable; related party; 12% interest; due on demand.
  
          63,928  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due March 2014; secured by common stock
  
    733,695        
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due March 2014.
  
    9,900        
Note payable; related party; 3% fee for the first 30 days, 16.5% interest thereafter; due on demand; convertible into common stock at a 10% discount per share
  (a)
          48,000  
Note payable; related party; 3% fee for the first 30 days, 16.5% interest thereafter; due on demand; convertible into common stock at a 15% discount per share
  (a)
          58,448  
Note payable; related party; 15% interest; due on demand.
  
          102,423  
Note payable; related party; no interest; due on demand.
  
          24,800  
Note payable; related party; 18% interest; due on demand.
  
          50,688  
Note payable; related party; 15% interest; due on demand.
  
          24,046  
Notes payable; related party; 15% interest; due on demand.
  
          18,735  
Notes payable, individual, past maturity, interest payable in the amount of $10,000, in addition to principal.
  
    10,000       10,000  

Note payable; related party; 15% interest; due on demand.
  
          21,069  
Note payable; related party; 15% interest; due on demand.
  
          37,382  
Note payable; 13.99% interest; due September 23, 2013; secured by a vehicle
  
    9,180       13,837  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due November 11, 2010; secured by common stock, convertible into common shares at a 15% discount to market price
  (a)
          12,500  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due November 11, 2010; secured by common stock
  (a)
          19,800  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due on demand.
  
          15,000  
Note payable; related party; 25% interest; due on demand.
  
    20,000       20,000  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due on demand.
  
    52,403       52,403  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due one year from date of issue beginning October 14, 2009; unsecured, convertible into common stock at a 15% discount per share
  (a)
  (b)
          34,500  
Note payable; related party; 8% interest; due on demand.
  
          9,900  
Note payable to Internal Revenue Service pursuant to a Chapter 11 reorganization plan; 8% interest; secured by tax lien; past maturity
  
    207,823       435,846  
Note payable to a financial institution; 7.0% interest; monthly principal and interest payments of $6,610; collateralized by fixed assets and 1,000,000 shares of common stock owned by a stockholder; guaranteed by a stockholder; due April 2012
  
    607,590       642,381  
 
  
               
 
  
    1,867,579       1,961,978  
Less current portion
  
    (1,047,753 )     (1,951,572 )
 
  
               
 
  
  $ 819,826     $ 10,406  
 
 
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As of February 29, 2012, the notes payable listed above include notes in default totaling $424,812.
 
(a)  
Notes have conversion feature, whereby, at the holder’s option, the note may be converted, in whole or partial upon written notice, into the Company’s common shares at a discount to the fair market value.  The Company considered the value of the beneficial conversion features of the note, and when deemed material, recorded the beneficial conversion value as deferred financing costs and amortized the amount over the period of the loan, charging interest expense.   The convertible notes are to related parties, whom have the majority of the voting rights.  The related parties have waived their conversion rights since the inception of these notes until such time that the Company’s market price of shares rise sufficiently or the Company amends the capital structure (through reverse split or increase in the authorized shares) or combination of all factors, where by a conversion of any single note, or portion thereof, will not exceed the authorized shares of the Company.
 
(b)  
Default provision in the October 14, 2009 note, to a related party, totaling $34,500 states that voting control of 51% of the maker of the note shall be transferred until such time as the full principal and interest and penalty (10%) has been paid.  The related party has common management to ACS’s controlling vote, whereby the default provision, if exercised, would not change from the existing controlling vote.
 
The aggregate principal maturing in subsequent years is:
 
Year Ending February 28,      
2013
    1,047,753  
2014
    440,084  
2015
    379,742  
2016
     
Thereafter
     
         
    $ 1,867,579  
 
At February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the above notes payable to related parties in the amount of $815,998 and $642,925, respectively, are not necessarily indicative of the terms and amounts that would have been incurred had comparable agreements been made with independent parties.
 
8. CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK
 
Holders of Series A convertible preferred stocks vote on a converted basis with the common stockholders on all matters to be brought to a vote of the stockholders. Each share of Series A convertible preferred stock can be converted into 1,289 shares of common stock. Dividends are payable in kind at the Company’s option at a rate of ten percent annually. Payments of annual dividends have been deferred by the Company’s Board of Directors on the outstanding Series A shares because of losses sustained by the Company. As of February 29, 2012, preferred dividends in arrears amounted to $118,377 or $1,161 per share.
 
The Series B convertible preferred stock has rights to receive cumulative six percent in kind dividends in preference to the payment of dividends on all other shares of capital stock of the Company. No dividends may be declared or paid on any other shares of stock until the full amount of the cumulative dividends on the Series B preferred stock has been paid. Each share of Series B convertible preferred stock can be converted into 1,000 shares of common stock. Cumulative dividends amounted to $2,018,904 at February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, respectively. Dividends may be paid in stock at a conversion rate of $1.00 per share. For the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, no dividends were paid with additional shares of preferred stock.
 
Holders of Series B preferred stock vote on a converted basis with the common stockholders on all matters to be brought to a vote of the stockholders. The Series B preferred stockholders are entitled to elect one director out of the seven authorized directors of the Company’s board.
 
In written document, the holder’s of the convertible preferred shares have waived conversion rights since the inception of these preferred issuances until such time that the Company’s market price of shares rise sufficiently or the Company amends the capital structure (through reverse split or increase in the authorized shares) or combination of all factors, where by a conversion of any preferred series of stock, or portion thereof, will not exceed the authorized shares of the Company.
 
 
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9. CAPITALIZATION
 
On July 10, 2002, the Company adopted a Non-Qualified Option/Stock Appreciation Rights Plan that authorizes 7,000,000 shares of common stock for grant to key management employees or consultants. Options granted under the plan must be exercised within ten years of the date of grant. The exercise price of options shall not be less than par value and shall be determined by the Stock Option Plan Committee and the Board of Directors. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company has 57,400 options available for future issuance under this plan.
 
During the year ended February 29, 2004, the Company adopted an employee stock incentive plan (the “Plan”) that authorizes up to 20,000,000 shares of common stock for grants of both incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options to designated officers, employees, and certain non-employees. Effective July 2003, October 2003 and August 2004, the Company amended this plan to include an additional 20,000,000, 25,000,000 and 20,000,000 shares of common stock, respectively. Effective December 2004, the Company amended the plan to reduce the number of shares of common stock by 7,000,000 shares. Options granted under the Plan must be exercised within 10 years of the date of grant. The exercise price of options granted may not be less than 85 percent of the fair market value of the stock. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company has issued all of the options available under this plan.
 
During the year ended February 29, 2004, the Company also adopted a non-employee directors’ and consultants’ retainer stock plan. This plan authorizes up to 5,000,000 shares of common stock to be issued in the amount of compensation for services to directors and consultants at the deemed issuance price of not less than 85 percent of the fair market value of the stock. Effective July 2003, October 2003 and December 2004, the Company amended this plan to include an additional 1,000,000, 15,000,000 and 7,000,000 shares of common stock, respectively. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company has issued all of the options available under this plan.
 
A summary of the Company’s stock option activity is as follows:
 
   
Number
of Shares
   
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price per Share
 
Options outstanding, February 28, 2010
    362,500       0.27  
Granted
             
Exercised
             
Expired, forfeited
             
                 
Options outstanding, February 28, 2011
    362,500       0.27  
Granted
             
Exercised
             
Expired, forfeited
             
                 
Options outstanding, February 29, 2012
    362,500       0.27  
 
The following table summarizes information about options outstanding and exercisable as of February 29, 2012:
 
   
Outstanding Options
  
Exercisable Options
Range of
Exercise Price
 
Number
Outstanding
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Life
  
Weighted
Average
Price
  
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Life
Number
Exercisable
Weighted
Average
Price
$ 0.04-$0.57  
362,500
.29 years
  
$
0.27
  
.29 years
362,500
$
0.27
 
 
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10. INCOME TAXES
 
The Company has incurred significant operating losses since its inception and, therefore, no tax liabilities have been incurred for the periods presented. As of February 29, 2012, the amount of unused tax losses available to carry forward and apply against taxable income in future years totaled approximately $35,400,000. The loss carry forwards began expiring in 2008. Due to the Company’s continued losses, management has established a valuation allowance equal to the amount of deferred tax asset because it is more likely than not that the Company will not realize this benefit.
 
Temporary differences giving rise to the deferred tax assets, are as follows:
 
 
  
February 29,
2012
   
February 28,
2011
 
Unused operating loss carryforwards
  
$
6,953,000
  
 
$
6,980,200
  
Excess depreciation for tax purposes over the amount for financial reporting purposes
  
 
     
 
Deferred compensation
  
 
754,000
  
   
666,900
  
Gain on disposal
  
 
  
   
  
Write down in the value of investment
  
 
  
   
4,800
  
Other
  
 
  
   
  
 
  
             
 
  
 
7,707,000
  
   
7,651,900
  
Valuation allowance
  
 
(7,707,000
)
   
(7,651,900
)
 
  
             
 
  
$
—  
  
 
$
—  
  
 
The valuation allowance increased by $55,100 during the year ended February 29, 2012. Differences between the federal benefits computed at a statutory rate and the Company’s effective tax rate and provision are as follows for the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011.
 
 
  
2012
   
2011
 
Statutory benefit
  
$
(41,400
)
 
$
(271,200
)
State tax benefit, net of federal effect
  
 
(13,700
)
   
(13,700
)
Nondedecutible expenses
  
 
  
   
4,100
  
Increase in deferred income tax valuation allowance
  
 
55,100
  
   
280,800
  
 
  
             
 
  
$
—  
  
 
$
—  
  
 
The Internal Revenue Code contains provisions that may limit the net operating loss carry forwards available for use in any given year if significant changes in ownership interest of the Company occur.
 
 
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11. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
During the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, two executives who are stockholders of the Company deferred $232,400 and $232,400, respectively, of compensation earned during the year. The balance due to stockholders at February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, totaled $2,004,710 and $1,772,310, respectively. The amounts are unsecured, non-interest bearing, and have no specific repayment terms; however, the Company does not expect to repay these amounts within the next year.
 
During the year ended February 28, 2011, the Company issued 45,773,010 shares of common stock to a related party and related company, respectively, valued at $66,142 in exchange for guarantees of a note payable. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, $0 and $65,380 of these guarantee fees have been amortized.
 
The above amounts are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that would have been incurred had comparable transactions been entered into with independent parties.
 
12. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS.
 
None.
 
 
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ITEM 9.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
None.
 
ITEM 9A
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Management conducted its evaluation based on the framework in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee on Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, at February 29, 2012, such disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.
 
Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rue 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act). Internal control over financial reporting is a process, including policies and procedures, designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external reporting purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Our management assessed our internal control over financial reporting based on the Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the COSO. Based on the results of this assessment, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of February 29, 2012 based on such criteria.
 
A control system, no matter how well conceived or operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute assurance that the objectives of the control system are met under all potential conditions, regardless of how remote, and may not prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been prevented or detected. Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
 
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Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls
 
Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met. Because of inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues, if any, within a company have been detected. Based on their evaluation as of the end of the period covered by this report, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were sufficiently effective to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system were met.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the year ended February 29, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Auditor’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
This Annual Report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report.
 
ITEM 9B.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
None
 
 
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Part III
 
ITEM 10.
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
The following table sets forth information about each person who serves as an executive officer or director of the Company:
 
Name
  
Age
  
Positions with the Company
Robert E. Maxwell
  
77
  
Chairman of the Board and Director
     
Frank D. Puissegur
  
53
  
Chief Financial Officer and Director
     
Daniel L. Hefner
  
61
  
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
 
Directors of the Company hold office until the earlier of the next annual meeting of the stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified, or their death, resignation, or removal. Our officers are elected annually by the board of directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of our board and their successors have been duly elected and qualified. There are no family relationships between any of our officers and directors. Set forth below is a description of the business experience during the past five years or more and biographical information for directors and executive officers identified above:
 
Mr. Maxwell has been a director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since June 2000. Mr. Maxwell serves as a consultant to International Machine and Welding, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He was the owner/operator of Florida Machine and Welding, Inc., located in Bartow, Florida, for 24 years until the sale of its assets in June 2000. Mr. Maxwell has served on various bank and charitable boards of directors.
 
Mr. Puissegur joined the Company in June 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and Director. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1982 with his certificate from the State of Florida and created a sole practitioner officethe same year. The practice grew and has evolved into its current form as the partnership of Puissegur, Finch, & Slivinski, P.A., a full service accounting firm. He is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the National and Polk County Estate Planning Councils. The American Institute of Tax Studies has awarded Mr. Puissegur the designation of “Certified Tax Professional.” He also holds the designation from the State of Florida as a Certified Family Mediator.
 
Mr. Hefner has been President of the Company since September 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since March 2002. He previously served as Executive Vice President from June 2000 to June 2001 and as interim President from June 2001 through February 2002. Mr. Hefner has been a director of the Company since June 2000. Mr. Hefner formerly served as President of International Machine and Welding, Inc. He formerly served as President, and is now serving as Vice President of International Commerce and Finance, Inc. an investment/consulting company for manufacturing and technology companies, and he has held this position since August 1999. Mr. Hefner has been active for the past eighteen years as an independent consultant to individuals or business seeking to begin operations or to create turnarounds of existing business. During the same period, Mr. Hefner also operated his own independent real estate brokerage operation where he continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. From March to October 1999, Mr. Hefner was Chief Operating Officer for Chronicle Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: CRNC), a Tampa based printer.
 
 
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AUDIT COMMITTEE
 
The Audit Committee consists of Frank Puissegur and Robert Maxwell. The Audit Committee selects the independent auditors; reviews the results and scope of the audit and other services provided by the Company’s independent auditor.  The Audit Committee also reviews and evaluates the Company’s internal control functions. The board of directors has determined that the audit committee does not have an independent “financial expert”; as such term is defined under federal securities law.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
 
We have adopted a code of ethics meeting the requirements of Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. We believe our code of ethics is reasonably designed to deter wrong doing and promote honest and ethical conduct; provide full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in public reports; comply with applicable laws; ensure prompt internal reporting of violations; and provide accountability for adherence to the provisions of the code of ethic.
 
ITEM 11.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
The following summary compensation table sets forth cash and non-cash compensation awarded, paid or accrued, for the past three fiscal years of the Company’s Chief Executive Officers, and all other, if any, whose total annual compensation exceeded $100,000 for the past three fiscal years (collectively, the “ Named Executive Officers”).
 
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 
   
Summary Compensation Table
                   
Name Principal Positions
 
Year
Ended
 
Salary
($)
   
Bonus
($)
   
Stock
Awards
($)
   
Option
Awards
($) (A)
   
All Other
Compensation
($)
   
Total
($)
 
Daniel Hefner,
 
2012
    150,000                               150,000  
President and Chief Executive Officer  
2011
    150,000                               150,000  
                                                     
Robert Maxwell,
 
2012
    150,000                               150,000  
Chairman of the Board  
2011
    150,000                               150,000  
 
 
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Both Hefner and Maxwell were compensated over $100,000 for fiscal years 2012 and 2011.
 
The Company does not have any annuity, retirement, pension, deferred or incentive compensation plan or arrangement under which any executive officers are entitled to benefits, nor does the Company have any long-term incentive plan pursuant to which performance units or other forms of compensation are paid. Executive officers may participate in group life, health and hospitalization plans if and when such plans are available generally to all employees. All other compensation consisted solely of health care premiums.
 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
The Company signed an employment agreement with Daniel L. Hefner on June 1, 2000 containing a base salary of $60,000; a minimum cash bonus of $15,000 per year and a 4% annual increase of the base pay. Stock options are granted on the signing and June 1 of each contract year at the rate of 100,000 common share equivalents. The contract also provided for a $750 per month car allowance and the payment of all insurance, fuel and maintenance costs and all perquisites related to health, dental, life or disability as may be offered to the executive management staff. All other provisions of the previous contract related to capital raises or warrant or exercise revenue were omitted except for the termination provisions stated above. This agreement expired in 2004 and Mr. Hefner served without agreement until 2006. In 2006, the Compensation Committee recommended, and the Board of Directors approved, an increase in base salary to $150,000 annually, retroactive to June 2004.
 
Based upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee and approval by the Board of Directors, the Company signed an employment agreement with Robert E. Maxwell, Chairman of the Board to mirror that received by Mr. Hefner.
 
DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
 
Directors of the Company who are not employees or consultants do not receive any compensation for their services as members of the Board of Directors, but are reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection with their attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors.
 
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
 
Robert E. Maxwell, Daniel L. Hefner and Frank Puissegur are members of the Compensation Committee, which reviews and makes recommendations with respect to compensation of officers, employees and consultants, including the granting of options under the Company’s NonQualifying Stock Option Plan approved effective July 10, 2002 and the Employee Stock Incentive Plan approved effective May 27, 2003. Additionally, the committee reviews executive compensation and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
 
 
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NONQUALIFYING STOCK OPTION PLAN
 
On July 10, 2002 the Company adopted a Non-qualifying Stock Option/Stock Appreciation Rights Plan and reserved 7,000,000 common shares of stock for employees, officers and consultants. These options are granted by the Board at their discretion. As of February 29 2012 the Company has 57,400 options available for future issuance under this plan.
 
EMPLOYEE STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
 
Effective May 27, 2003, the Company adopted an employee stock incentive plan (the “Plan”) for the year 2003 that authorizes up to 20,000,000 shares of common stock for grants of both incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options to designated officers, employees, and certain non-employees. Effective July 2003, October 2003 and August 2004, the Company amended this plan to include an additional 20,000,000, 25,000,000 and 20,000,000 shares of common stock, respectively. Effective December 2004, the Company amended the plan to reduce the number of shares of common stock by 7,000,000 shares. Options granted under the Plan must be exercised within 10 years of the date of grant. The exercise price of options granted may not be less than 85 percent of the fair market value of the stock. As of February 29, 2012, the Company has no options available for future issuance under this plan.
 
Effective May 27, 2003, the Company also adopted a non-employee directors and consultants retainer stock plan for the year 2003. This plan authorizes up to 5,000,000 shares of common stock to be issued in the amount of compensation for services to directors and consultants at the deemed issuance price of not less than 85% of the fair market value of the stock. Effective July 2003, October 2003 and December 2004, the Company amended this plan to include an additional 1,000,000, 15,000,000 and 7,000,000 shares of common stock, respectively. As of February 29, 2012, the Company has no options available for future issuance under this plan.
 
At February 29, 2012, the Company did not have any long-term incentive plans nor had it awarded any restricted shares to any Named Executive Officer. The table set forth below contains information with respect to the award of stock options during the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011 to the Named Executive Officers covered by the Salary Compensation Table.
 
OPTION GRANTS TO NAMED EXECUTIVES IN LAST FISCAL YEAR
 
During 2012, the Company did not grant any option awards to our executive officers.
 
 
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AGGREGATED OPTION/SAR EXERCISES IN LAST FISCAL YEAR
AND FISCAL YEAR-END OPTION/SAR VALUES
 
The following table sets forth, for each Named Executive Officer in the Summary Compensation Table who holds stock options during fiscal 2012, the number of stock options held on February 29, 2012 and the realizable gain of stock options that are “in-the-money.”
 
               
Number of Securities
Underlying Unexercised
Options at Fiscal Year End
   
Value of Unexercised
In-the-Money Options At
Fiscal Year End
 
 
Name
 
Shares
Acquired or
Exercised (#)
   
Value
Realized
   
Exercisable
(#)
   
Unexercisable
(#)
   
Exercisable
$
     
Unexercisable
$
 
Daniel L. Hefner
    100,000       0       100,000       0       100 (1 )     0  
Daniel L. Hefner
    100,000       0       100,000       0       100 (1 )     0  
 
(1)
Based upon the closing price of the Common Stock as quoted on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board on February 29, 2012 of $0.001 per share.
 
ITEM 12.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock as of February 29, 2012, by: (i) each director and nominee for director of the Company, (ii) each Named Executive Officer, (iii) all directors and executive officers of the Company as a group, and (iv) each person known to the Company beneficially owning more than 5% of the outstanding Common Stock. Except as otherwise indicated, the persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all of the Common Stock owned by them.
 
 
Name and Address or Number in Group
 
Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership (1)
   
Percentage
of Class (2)
 
Directors and Executive Officers
           
             
Robert E. Maxwell (3)
1400 Chamber Drive
Bartow, FL
    92,561,041       28.12 %
                 
Frank D. Puissegur
1400 Chamber Drive
Bartow, FL
    1,000,000       .0030 %**
                 
Daniel L. Hefner (4)
1400 Chamber Dr.
Bartow, FL
    36,946,360       11.22 %
                 
All Directors and Executive Officers as a Group (3 persons)(5)
            39.34 %
 
(**)
Less than 1%

(1)
In accordance with Rule 13d-3 promulgated pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, a person is deemed to be the beneficial owner of a security for purposes of the rule if he or she has or shares voting power or dispositive power with respect to such security or has the right to acquire such ownership within sixty days. As used herein, “voting power” is the power to vote or to direct the voting of shares, and “dispositive power” is the power to dispose or direct the disposition of shares, irrespective of any economic interest therein.

(2)
In calculating the percentage ownership for a given individual or group, the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding includes unissued shares subject to options, warrants, rights or conversion privileges exercisable within sixty days held by such individual or group, but are not deemed outstanding by any other person or group.

(3)
Includes (a) 348,360 shares of Common Stock held by his spouse Barbara Maxwell, (b) 92,212,681 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned as the President of International Commerce and Finance, Inc.

(4)
Includes (a) 200,000 shares of Common Stock, which may be acquired pursuant to currently exercisable options (b) 36,946,360 shares of Common Stock held personally

(5)
Total shares controlled by all directors and executive officers as a group.
 
 
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The Company has two classes of preferred stock outstanding comprised of 102 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and 3,944 shares of Series B Preferred Stock. Each outstanding class of preferred stock has voting rights and is convertible into Common Stock. Each share of Series A Preferred Stock converts to 1,289 shares of Common Stock and votes on an as converted basis. 3,207 shares of Series B Preferred Stock is convertible into 641,400 shares of Common Stock and 737 Series B Preferred Shares convert into 737,000 shares of Common Stock and votes on an as converted basis.
 
Gerald Hoak, of 235 Deerfield Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901, owner of 20 shares or 19.61% of Series A Preferred Stock, and Merit Capital Associates, (substantially owned by Russ and Sylvia Newton) of 1221 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880 owner of 40 shares or 39.22% of Series A Preferred Stock are the only owners of more than 5% of the class. No director or officer is the beneficial owner of any of the Series A or Series B Preferred Stock.
 
Beneficial Voting Power Held
 
The following table sets forth the voting power in the Company’s equity securities, as of February 29, 2012 held by: (i) each director of the Company, (ii) each Named Executive Officer, (iii) all directors and executive officers as a group, and (iv) each person known by the Company to own more than 5% of any class of outstanding equity security of the Company. The voting power set forth in this table is the beneficial voting power held, directly and indirectly, by such person as of the date indicated assuming no conversion of the preferred stock (i.e., includes shares that may be acquired within 60 days by reason of option or warrant exercise but not those that could be obtained upon conversion of preferred stock).
 
 
Name
 
Percent of
Outstanding
Voting
Power Held
(1)
 
Directors and Executive Officers
     
Robert E. Maxwell (3)
    28.12 %
Frank Puissegur
    *  
Daniel L. Hefner (2)
    11.22 %
All directors and executive officers as a group (3 persons)
    39.34 %
International Commerce and Finance (4)
    41.92 %
 
*
Less than 1%

(1)
Based upon 329,169,576 outstanding shares of common stock, 102 outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and 3,944 outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock. Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote per share. Each outstanding share of Series A Preferred Stock is entitled to 1,289 votes. 3,207 shares of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to 200 votes per share and 737 shares of Series B Preferred are entitled 1,000 votes each. Accordingly, as of February 28, 2004, the Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to an aggregate of 131,478 votes and 1,378,400 votes, respectively. Voting rights are calculated in the same manner described in footnote 2 to table above disclosing the Security Ownership of Management and Certain Beneficial Owners (“Beneficial Ownership Table”). Totals could exceed 100% due to such calculations and overlapping beneficial voting rights held between holders as set forth herein.

(2)
Consisting of 200,000 votes upon exercise of currently exercisable options to purchase Common Stock and 36,946,360 shares of Common Stock.

(3)
Includes 348,360 shares of Common Stock held by his spouse Barbara Maxwell, 92,212,681 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned as the President of International Commerce and Finance, Inc.

(4)
Consisting of 137,985,691 shares of Common Stock.
 
 
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ITEM 13.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
 
STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT
 
A Stockholders Agreement dated April 9, 1998 was entered into among ULLICO, the Company, David N. DeBaene, Annette DeBaene, Norman DeBaene, Thomas Lisi, and Steve Panneton (each, a “Holder”). The Stockholders Agreement provides that the Company shall have a right of first refusal before any Holder may transfer any shares of Common Stock. ULLICO has a right of second refusal and co-sale rights; if the Company does not elect to buy all of the securities it is offered. If ULLICO enters into an agreement to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of all of its Preferred Stock, Warrants and any Common Stock issued upon conversion or exercise of the former (such agreement referred to as a “Tag-Along Sale”), each Holder has the right to participate in the Tag-Along Sale. If ULLICO, alone or with another person, accepts an offer from any party who is unaffiliated with it to purchase any of ULLICO’s shares which results in such party having the ability to elect a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors, then, at the request of ULLICO, each Holder shall sell all shares of Common Stock held by such Holder (referred to as a “Drag-Along Sale”).
 
During the years ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, two executives who are stockholders of the Company deferred $232,400 and $232,400, respectively, of compensation earned during the year. The balance due to stockholders at February 29, 2012 totaled $2,004,710. The amounts are unsecured, non-interest bearing, and have no specific repayment terms.
 
During the year ended February 28, 2011, the Company issued 45,773,010 shares of common stock to a related party and related company valued at $66,142 in exchange for guarantees of a note payable. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, $0 and $65,830 of these guarantee fees have been amortized.
 
The above amounts are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that would have been incurred had comparable transactions been entered into with independent parties.
 
ITEM 14.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
 
Audit Fees
 
During 2012 and 2011, we were billed by our accountant, Peter Messineo, CPA, approximately $16,000 and $16,000 for audit and review fees associated with our 10-K and 10-Q filings.
 
Audit related fees
 
None
 
Tax Fees
None. 

All Other Fees
 
None
 
Audit Committee Pre-Approval Process, Policies and Procedures
 
Our principal auditors have performed their audit procedures in accordance with pre-approved policies and procedures established by our Audit Committee. Our principal auditors have informed our Audit Committee of the scope and nature of each service provided. With respect to the provisions of services other than audit, review, or attest services, our principal accountants brought such services to the attention of our Audit Committee, or one or more members of our Audit Committee for the members of our Board of Directors to whom authority to grant such approval had been delegated by the Audit Committee, prior to commencing such services.
 
 
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ITEM 15.
EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
List of Exhibits
 
(a) The exhibits that are filed with this report or that are incorporated herein by reference are set forth in the Exhibit Index below:
 
EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Incorporated
Documents
  
SEC Exhibit Reference
  
Sequentially
Numbered
     
31.1
  
Certification of the Chief Financial Officer
  
 
     
31.2
  
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer
  
 
     
32.1
  
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 of the Chief Financial Officer
  
 
     
32.2
  
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 of the Chief Executive Officer
  
 
 
101.INS **
 
XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT
     
101.SCH **
 
XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION SCHEMA DOCUMENT
     
101.CAL **
 
XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION CALCULATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
     
101.DEF **
 
XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION DEFINITION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
     
101.LAB **
 
XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION LABEL LINKBASE DOCUMENT
     
101.PRE **
 
XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION PRESENTATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
 
** XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.
 
(b) Reports on Form 8-K
 
None
 
 
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SIGNATURES
 
In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
AMERICAN COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
       
Date: May 24, 2012
By:
/S/ DANIEL L. HEFNER
 
   
Daniel L. Hefner, President
 
       
Date: May 24, 2012
By:
/S/ FRANK D. PUISSEGUR
 
   
Frank D. Puissegur, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer
 
 
 
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