Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  

A summary of the significant accounting policies applied in the preparation of the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements follows.




The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Telkonet, Inc. (the “Company”, “Telkonet”) have been prepared in accordance with Rule S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.


In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. However, the results from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2017, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2017. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated December 31, 2016 financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC.


Business and Basis of Presentation


Telkonet, formed in 1999 and incorporated under the laws of the state of Utah, is the creator of the EcoSmart Platform of intelligent automation solutions designed to optimize energy efficiency, comfort and analytics in support of the emerging Internet of Things (“IoT”).


In 2007, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Smart Systems International (“SSI”), which was a provider of energy management products and solutions to customers in the United States and Canada and the precursor to the Company’s EcoSmart platform. The EcoSmart platform provides comprehensive savings, management reporting, analytics and virtual engineering of a customer’s portfolio and/or property’s room-by-room energy consumption. Telkonet has deployed more than a half million intelligent devices worldwide in properties within the hospitality, military, educational, healthcare and other commercial markets. The EcoSmart platform is rapidly being recognized as a leading solution for reducing energy consumption, operational costs and carbon footprints, and eliminating the need for new energy generation in these marketplaces – all while improving occupant comfort and convenience.


On March 28, 2017, the Company, and the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EthoStream LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company (“EthoStream”), entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with DCI-Design Communications LLC (“DCI”), a Delaware limited liability company, whereby DCI would acquire all of the assets and certain liabilities of EthoStream for a base purchase price of $12,750,000. The Purchase Agreement provided that proceeds of $900,000 were to be withheld from the $12,750,000 base purchase price and placed into an escrow account to support potential indemnification obligations of up to $800,000 and net working capital adjustments of up to $100,000. Another $93,000 is classified in other current assets as a net working capital receivable. The escrow amount, net of potential claims, will be fully released after an escrow period not to exceed 12 months after closing. The assets included, among other items, certain inventory, contracts and intellectual property. DCI acquired only the liabilities provided for in the Purchase Agreement. On March 29, 2017, pursuant to the terms and the conditions of the Purchase Agreement, the Company closed on the sale. The income from discontinued operations (net of tax) represents the activity of EthoStream from January 1, 2017 through the date of the sale on March 28, 2017. The gain from sale of discontinued operations (net of tax) represents the gain recognized from the EthoStream selling price that was in excess of the assets sold to DCI and liabilities assumed by DCI on March 28, 2017.


The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Telkonet Communications, Inc., and EthoStream. The current and prior period accounts of Ethostream have been classified as discontinued operations on the condensed consolidated balance sheet, the condensed consolidated statement of operations and the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Unless otherwise noted, all financial information in the consolidated financial statement footnotes reflect the Company’s results from continuing operations.


Liquidity and Financial Condition


The Company reported a net loss of $2,163,644 from continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2017, had cash used in operating activities from continuing operations of $1,770,068 and had an accumulated deficit of $118,659,150. Since inception, the Company’s primary sources of ongoing liquidity for operations have come through private and public offerings of equity securities, and the issuance of various debt instruments, asset-based lending and the sale of assets.


On March 29, 2017, an amendment to the revolving credit facility with Heritage Bank of Commerce, a California state chartered bank (“Heritage Bank”), was executed to amend certain terms of the Loan and Security Agreement (the “Heritage Bank Loan Agreement”) following the sale of certain assets of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EthoStream. Heritage Bank amended the EBITDA compliance measurement.


The outstanding balance of the revolving credit facility was zero as of June 30, 2017 and the remaining available borrowing capacity was approximately $1,117,000. As of June 30, 2017, the Company was in compliance with all financial covenants.


On March 28, 2017, the Company and EthoStream, entered into the Purchase Agreement with DCI whereby DCI acquired all of the assets and certain liabilities of EthoStream for a base purchase price of $12,750,000, subject to an adjustment based on the net working capital of EthoStream on the closing date of the sale transaction. The Company’s liquidity for the remainder of 2017 remains strong due to the net proceeds received from the sale of EthoStream.


Restricted Cash on Deposit


The restricted cash on deposit of $900,000 as of June 30, 2017, reflects amounts placed into an escrow account to support potential indemnification obligations of $800,000 and net working capital adjustments of $100,000 associated with the sale of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EthoStream. The escrow amount, net of potential claims, would be fully released after an escrow period not to exceed 12 months after closing.


Income (Loss) per Common Share


The Company computes earnings per share under ASC 260-10, “Earnings Per Share”. Basic net income (loss) per common share is computed using the treasury stock method, which assumes that the proceeds to be received on exercise of outstanding stock options and warrants are used to repurchase shares of the Company at the average market price of the common shares for the year. Dilutive common stock equivalents consist of shares issuable upon the exercise of the Company's outstanding stock options and warrants. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, there were 5,701,800 and 1,940,225 shares of common stock underlying options and warrants excluded due to these instruments being anti-dilutive, respectively.


Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with United States of America (U.S.) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates are used when accounting for items and matters such as revenue recognition and allowances for uncollectible accounts receivable, inventory obsolescence, depreciation and amortization, long-lived assets, taxes and related valuation allowance, income tax provisions, stock-based compensation, and contingencies. The Company believes that the estimates, judgments and assumptions are reasonable, based on information available at the time they are made. Actual results may differ from those estimates.


Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740-10 “Income Taxes.” Under this method, deferred income taxes (when required) are provided based on the difference between the financial reporting and income tax bases of assets and liabilities and net operating losses at the statutory rates enacted for future periods. The Company has a policy of establishing a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that the Company will not realize the benefits of its deferred income tax assets in the future.


The Company adopted ASC 740-10-25, which prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. ASC 740-10-25 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, treatment of interest and penalties, and disclosure of such positions.


Revenue Recognition


For revenue from product sales, the Company recognizes revenue in accordance with ASC 605-10, “Revenue Recognition” and ASC 605-10-S99 guidelines that require that four basic criteria must be met before revenue can be recognized: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred; (3) the selling price is fixed and determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. Determination of criteria (3) and (4) are based on management’s judgments regarding the fixed nature of the selling prices of the products delivered and the collectability of those amounts. Assuming all conditions for revenue recognition have been satisfied, product revenue is recognized when products are shipped and installation revenue is recognized when the services are completed. Provisions for discounts and rebates to customers, estimated returns and allowances, and other adjustments are provided for in the same period the related sales are recorded. The guidelines also address the accounting for arrangements that may involve the delivery or performance of multiple products, services and/or rights to use assets.


Multiple-Element Arrangements (“MEAs”): The Company accounts for contracts that have both product and installation under the MEAs guidance in ASC 605-25. Arrangements under such contracts may include multiple deliverables consisting of a combination of equipment and services.  The deliverables included in the MEAs are separated into more than one unit of accounting when (i) the delivered equipment has value to the customer on a stand-alone basis, and (ii) delivery of the undelivered service element(s) is probable and substantially in the Company’s control.  Arrangement consideration is then allocated to each unit, delivered or undelivered, based on the relative selling price of each unit of accounting based first on vendor-specific objective evidence (“VSOE”) if it exists, second on third-party evidence (“TPE”) if it exists and on estimated selling price (“ESP”) if neither VSOE or TPE exist.


  ·   VSOE – In most instances, products are sold separately in stand-alone arrangements. Services are also sold separately through renewals of contracts with varying periods. The Company determines VSOE based on pricing and discounting practices for the specific product or service when sold separately, considering geographical, customer, and other economic or marketing variables, as well as renewal rates or stand-alone prices for the service element(s).


  ·   TPE – If the Company cannot establish VSOE of selling price for a specific product or service included in a multiple-element arrangement, the Company uses third-party evidence of selling price. The Company determines TPE based on sales of a comparable amount of similar product or service offered by multiple third parties considering the degree of customization and similarity of product or service sold.


  ·   ESP – The estimated selling price represents the price at which the Company would sell a product or service if it were sold on a stand-alone basis. When neither VSOE nor TPE exists for all elements, the Company determines ESP for the arrangement element based on sales, cost and margin analysis, as well as other inputs based on the Company’s pricing practices. Adjustments for other market and Company-specific factors are made as deemed necessary in determining ESP.


Under the estimated selling price method, revenue is recognized in MEAs based on estimated selling prices for all of the elements in the arrangement, assuming all other conditions for revenue recognition have been satisfied.  To determine the estimated selling price, the Company establishes the selling price for its products and installation services using the Company’s established pricing guidelines, and the proceeds are allocated between the elements and the arrangement.


When MEAs include an element of customer training, the Company determined it is not essential to the functionality, efficiency or effectiveness of the MEA due to its perfunctory nature in relation to the entire arrangement. Therefore the Company has concluded that this obligation is inconsequential and perfunctory. As such, for MEAs that include training, customer acceptance of said training is not deemed necessary in order to record the related revenue, but is recorded when the installation deliverable is fulfilled. Historically, training revenues have not been significant.


The Company provides call center support services to properties installed by the Company. The Company receives monthly service fees from such properties for its services. The Company recognizes the service fee ratably over the term of the contract. The prices for these services are fixed and determinable prior to delivery of the service. The fair value of these services is known due to objective and reliable evidence from standalone executed contracts.  The Company reports such revenues as recurring revenues. Deferred revenue includes deferrals for the monthly support service fees. Long-term deferred revenue represents support service fees to be earned or provided beginning after June 30, 2018. Revenue recognized that has not yet been billed to a customer results in an asset as of the end of the period. As of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, there was $90,100 and $193,400 recorded within accounts receivable, respectively, related to revenue recognized that has not yet been billed.


Guarantees and Product Warranties


The Company records a liability for potential warranty claims in cost of sales at the time of sale. The amount of the liability is based on the trend in the historical ratio of claims to sales, the historical length of time between the sale and resulting warranty claim, new product introductions and other factors. The products sold are generally covered by a warranty for a period of one year. In the event the Company determines that its current or future product repair and replacement costs exceed its estimates, an adjustment to these reserves would be charged to earnings in the period such determination is made. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company experienced returns of approximately 1% to 2% of materials included in the cost of sales. As of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company recorded warranty liabilities in the amount of $70,383 and $95,540, respectively, using this experience factor range.


Product warranties for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016 are as follows:


    June 30,
    December 31,
Beginning balance   $ 95,540     $ 66,555  
Warranty claims incurred     (29,155 )     (115,120 )
Provision charged to expense     3,998       144,105  
Ending balance   $ 70,383     $ 95,540  




Certain amounts on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2016 and statements of cash flows have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. The Company reclassified $106,743 from current assets of discontinued operations to cash and cash equivalents for certain EthoStream assets not sold to DCI on March 28, 2017. The Company reclassified $150,936 from current liabilities of discontinued operations to accrued liabilities and expenses for certain EthoStream liabilities not assumed by DCI on March 28, 2017. The reclassifications were not material and had no effect on the Company’s total current assets, current liabilities or stockholders’ equity as of December 31, 2016.