Independent Auditor's Report    1

Financial Statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022

    Balance Sheet    3

    Statement of Operations    5

    Statement of Stockholders' Equity    6

    Statement of Cash Flows    7

    Notes to Financial Statements    8


To the Board of Directors
Precision Metal Works, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV


We have audited the financial statements of Precision Metal Works, Inc. (the Company), which comprise the balance sheet as of December 31, 2022, and the related statements of operations, stockholder's equity and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements.
In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Precision Metal Works, Inc. as of December 31, 2022, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS). Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are required to be independent of the Company and to meet our other ethical responsibilities, in accordance with the relevant ethical requirements relating to our audit. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
Emphasis of Matter - Change in Accounting Principle
As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standards applicable under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 842, Leases, effective January 1, 2022, utilizing the modified retrospective approach. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.
Responsibilities of Management for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and for the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair

presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the financial statements, management is required to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are available to be issued.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not absolute assurance and therefore is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. Misstatements are considered material if there is a substantial likelihood that, individually or in the aggregate, they would influence the judgment made by a reasonable user based on the financial statements.
In performing an audit in accordance with GAAS, we:
Exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, and design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks. Such procedures include examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluate the overall presentation of the financial statements.
Conclude whether, in our judgment, there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time.
We are required to communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit, significant audit findings, and certain internal control–related matters that we identified during the audit.

/s/ Frazier & Deeter, LLC

October 4, 2023


December 31, 2022


Current assets
    Cash                $    84,122
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
     accounts of $187,579                12,998,671
    Employee Retention Credit receivable                3,460,078
    Contract assets                120,962
    Inventories                7,098,630
    Other                    686,619

        Total current assets                24,449,082

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net                5,983,251

Property, plant, and equipment, net                10,391,850

Other assets                181,161

Total assets            $    41,005,344


See accompanying notes.    


Current liabilities
    Accounts payable            $    10,727,741
    Accrued expenses                970,572
    Contract liabilities                333,102
    Current portion of operating lease liabilities                662,376
    Current maturities of long-term debt                1,262,992
    Current portion of financing lease liabilities/
     obligations under capital leases                110,958

        Total current liabilities                14,067,741

Revolving line-of-credit                5,178,240
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion                5,369,693
Long-term debt, net of current maturities and debt issuance costs                5,077,814
Financing lease liabilities/obligations under capital leases, net
of current portion/obligations                216,695
Net deferred tax liability                738,973

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity
    Class A preferred stock, no par value;
     1,500,000 shares authorized and issued; 1,272,487
     shares outstanding                4,485,934
    Class B preferred stock, no par value; 500,000 shares
     authorized and issued; 0 shares outstanding                -
    Class A common stock, no par value; 14,878,000 shares
     authorized and issued; 14,080,683 shares outstanding                5,088,364
    Class B common stock, no par value; 3,000,000 shares
     authorized and issued; 1,997,721 shares outstanding                241,584
    Class C common stock, no par value; 2,233,000 shares
     authorized; 1,233,000 shares issued and outstanding                33,291
    Retained earnings                1,713,838
    Treasury stock, at cost; 227,513 shares of Class A
     preferred stock; 500,000 shares of Class B preferred
     stock; 797,317 shares of Class A common stock; and
     1,002,279 shares of Class B common stock                (1,206,823)

        Total stockholders' equity                10,356,188


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity            $    41,005,344



Year ended December 31, 2022

    Net product sales            $    81,698,925
    Net tooling sales                1,254,151

        Total revenue                82,953,076

Cost of goods sold                77,548,385

Gross profit                5,404,691

Selling, general, and administrative expenses                3,127,696

Income from operations                2,276,995

Other income (expense)
    Loss on sale of equipment                (21,354)
    Interest expense                (537,654)

        Other expense, net                (559,008)

Income before tax expense                1,717,987

Income tax expense                477,986

Net income            $    1,240,001


See accompanying notes.


Year ended December 31, 2022

                        Retained     Total
    Class A    Class B    Class A    Class B    Class C    Earnings     Total
    Preferred Stock    Preferred Stock    Common Stock    Common Stock    Common Stock    Treasury Stock    (Accumulated    Stockholders’
    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Deficit)    Equity

Balance as of
January 1, 2022        1,499,105    $    5,284,275        500,000    $    98,791        13,938,634    $    5,100,606        2,596,694    $    262,099        1,233,000    $    33,291        1,343,567    $    (72,113)    $    (982,233)    $    9,724,716

Cumulative effect
due to change in
principle, net of
income taxes        -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         526,181        526,181

Shares issued        -         -         -         -         747,500        -         -         -         -         -         (747,500)        -         -         -

Shares forfeited
to treasury        -         -         -         -         (85,000)        -         -         -         -         -         85,000        -         -         -

Shares redeemed
to treasury        (226,618)        (798,341)        (500,000)        (98,791)        (520,451)        (12,242)        (598,973)        (20,515)        -         -         1,846,042        (1,134,710)        929,889        (1,134,710)

Net income        -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         1,240,001        1,240,001

Balance as of
December 31, 2022        1,272,487    $    4,485,934        -     $    -         14,080,683    $    5,088,364        1,997,721    $    241,584        1,233,000    $    33,291        2,527,109    $    (1,206,823)    $    1,713,838    $    10,356,188


See accompanying notes.


Year ended December 31, 2022

Cash flows from operating activities
    Net income            $    1,240,001
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
     provided by operating activities:
        Depreciation and amortization                897,689
        Change in allowance for doubtful accounts                100,000
        Change in allowance for obsolete inventories                (385,931)
        Deferred income taxes                444,748
        Loss on sale of equipment                21,354
        Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
            Accounts receivable                (5,241,928)
            Employee Retention Credit receivable                64,324
            Contract assets                (8,689)
            Inventories                691,911
            Other assets                (375,804)
            Accounts payable                5,917,652
            Accrued expenses                (1,456,919)
            Contract liabilities                (120,745)
            Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities                48,818    

        Net cash provided by operating activities                1,836,481

Cash flows from investing activities
    Proceeds from sale of equipment                20,000
    Purchases of property, plant, and equipment                (2,555,975)

        Net cash used in investing activities                (2,535,975)

Cash flows from financing activities
    Net borrowings under revolving line-of-credit                1,181,421
    Issuance of long-term debt                1,795,042
    Payments on long-term debt                (998,611)
    Payments on financing lease liabilities/obligations under

     capital leases                (97,752)
    Redemption of stock                (1,134,710)    

        Net cash provided by financing activities                745,390

Net increase in cash                45,896

Cash at beginning of year                38,226

Cash at end of year            $    84,122

See accompanying notes.



Year ended December 31, 2022

1.    Nature of business and summary of significant accounting policies

    Nature of business – Precision Metal Works, Inc. (the Company) manufactures and sells stamped metal component parts to customers throughout North America.

    Estimates – The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) requires management to make estimates 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 revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

    Fair value measurements – The Company applies the Fair Value Measurements topic of the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) which requires companies to determine fair value based on the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date. The Fair Value Measurement topic emphasizes that fair value is a market-based measurement, not an entity-specific measurement, and applies in conjunction with other ASC topics that require or permit fair value measurements and disclosures. Impacted assets and liabilities are measured and disclosed in one of three categories based on the significance and source of the inputs to their valuation. The hierarchy consists of three broad levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 inputs have the highest priority and consist of observable unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that the Company has the ability to access. Level 2 inputs include: a) quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; b) quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets; c) inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability; and d) inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means. Level 3 inputs have the lowest priority, are unobservable, and include judgments about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

    An asset’s or liability’s fair value measurement level within the hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to its fair value measurement. Valuation techniques used maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. Management uses specific valuation techniques based on the available inputs to measure the fair values of the Company’s impacted assets and liabilities. When available, management measures fair value using Level 1 inputs because they generally provide the most reliable evidence of fair value.


    The valuation methods used by the Company may produce fair value calculations that may not be indicative of net realizable values, or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while management believes the valuation methods utilized are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine fair values of certain assets and liabilities could result in different fair value measurements.

    Revenue recognition The Company’s revenue primarily results from the sale of stamped metal component parts under fixed-price contracts with customers. Additionally, the Company enters into fixed-price contracts with the same customers to build tools for the purpose of producing the aforementioned parts.

    Revenue is recognized when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services utilizing the following five-step process:

    Identify the contract(s) with a customer – The Company generally considers a sales contract or agreement with an approved purchase order as a customer contract provided that collection is considered probable, which is assessed on the creditworthiness of the customer as determined by credit checks, payment histories, and/or other circumstances. The Company combines contracts with a customer if contracts have a single commercial substance or contain price dependencies.

    Identify the performance obligations in each contract – The Company enters into similar contracts with all customers for product sales with a single performance obligation identified as shipment of the product to the customer. Management evaluates the Company’s tooling contracts to assess the products and services promised in a contract and identifies separate performance obligations for each distinct promise to transfer products and services to the customer. Typically, the Company’s tooling contracts with customers are determined to have a single performance obligation identified as producing a specific tool for the production of specific stamped component parts to the customer. Shipping and handling activities are not considered a performance obligation because they are performed prior to the product’s transfer to the customer. Accordingly, shipping and handling costs are expensed as incurred and included in cost of goods sold on the accompanying statement of operations. The Company provides only an assurance warranty on its product which covers the product’s compliance with agreed-upon specifications. Accordingly, the Company’s assurance warranty is not considered a performance obligation and is accounted for in accordance with ASC Topic 460, Guarantees.

    Determine the transaction price – The transaction price for the Company’s contracts with customers are typically fixed with payments anticipated over terms up to 60 days after product shipment. The Company’s contracts with customers do not include significant financing components as the period between the transfer of performance obligation and timing of payments are generally less than one year.


    Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in each contract – Allocation of the transaction price to performance obligations is not necessary as management has determined the Company’s contracts typically contain a single performance obligation as described above because potential sales returns are determined to be immaterial in the context of a given contract. Sales returns are estimated based on historical sales returns, current trends, and expectations regarding future experience.

    Recognize revenue when or as a performance obligation is satisfied – Revenue under product contracts is recognized at a point in time which is generally upon shipment of the product to the customer. Revenue under tooling contracts is recognized over time based on the contract’s progress because the Company’s performance creates an asset that the customer controls. Tooling contract progress is measured using a cost-to-cost input method as management has determined this method best depicts the transfer to the customer. Under the cost-to-cost measure of progress, the extent of progress towards completion is measured based on the ratio of costs incurred to date to the total estimated costs at completion of a performance obligation. Due to uncertainties inherent in the estimation process regarding tooling contracts, it is possible that estimates of costs to complete a performance obligation will be revised in the near term. Changes in total estimated costs, and related progress towards complete satisfaction of a performance obligation are recognized on a cumulative catch-up basis in the period in which the revisions to the estimates are made. When the current estimate of total costs for a performance obligation indicates a loss, a provision for the entire estimated loss on the unsatisfied performance obligation is made in the period in which the loss becomes evident.

    The lengths of the Company’s tooling contracts are typically less than twelve months. The operating cycle is the length of each contract. Therefore, related accounts receivable, contract assets, and contract liabilities are reported as current items on the accompanying balance sheet.

    Accounts receivable net – Accounts receivable result from contracts with customers and are recognized when the Company’s right to consideration is unconditional. Credit is extended based on an evaluation of the customer’s financial condition, and generally, collateral is not required. Management provides an allowance for doubtful accounts through specific identification of known collection problem accounts based on delinquent status and through utilization of historical trend information. Accounts receivable are considered delinquent based upon invoice or purchase order terms. Accounts are written-off when management has exhausted collection attempts and concludes the amounts are uncollectible.

    Inventories – Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method), or net realizable value.


    Leases – Effective January 1, 2022, the Company recognizes lease right-of-use assets and liabilities related to its leases based on the present value of the future lease payments over the lease term (which includes reasonably certain option periods). The Company utilizes the risk-free discount rate practical expedient available for non-public entities under ASC Topic 842, Leases, at lease commencement to determine present value related to its operating leases. For financing leases, the Company determines present value utilizing a lease’s implicit interest rate (if determinable) or the Company’s incremental borrowing rate for similar financing situations at lease commencement when the lease’s implicit interest rate is not determinable.

    For leases commencing in 2022 and thereafter, the Company has elected to account for lease and non-lease components as single lease components.

    The Company has also elected, for all underlying classes of assets, to not recognize lease right-of-use assets and liabilities for short-term leases that have a lease term of twelve months or less at lease commencement, and do not include an option to purchase the underlying asset that the Company is reasonably certain to exercise. The Company recognizes lease costs associated with any short-term leases on a straight-line basis over the related lease terms.

    Property, plant, and equipment – Net property, plant, and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Property, plant, and equipment is depreciated and amortized utilizing the straight-line method over the assets’ estimated useful lives ranging from three to fifteen years excluding leasehold improvements. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the estimated lives of the related assets or the related lease term defined above, whichever is shorter. Straight-line and accelerated methods are utilized for income tax purposes. Total depreciation and amortization expense related to property, plant, and equipment totals $857,613 for the year ended December 31, 2022.

    Long-lived assets – The recoverability of property, plant, and equipment and lease right-of-use assets is assessed by management whenever events or circumstances indicate that an asset, or group of related assets, may be impaired. Among the factors management continually evaluates are unfavorable changes in the Company’s relative market share and market competitive environment, and the Company’s current period and forecasted operating results and cash flows. Recoverability is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset, or group of related assets, to estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset, or group of related assets. If the carrying amount of an asset, or group of related assets, exceeds its estimated future undiscounted cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset, or group of related assets, exceeds the related fair value. Fair value is determined through discounted cash flow analysis and relies on Level 3 inputs. Although management believes the estimates and assumptions used to evaluate the fair values of long-lived assets are reasonable, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to perform the evaluations could result in different fair value determinations. No asset impairment loss related to long-lived assets has been recognized for the year ended December 31, 2022.

    Debt issuance costs – Debt issuance costs are capitalized and netted against long-term debt on the accompanying balance sheet, and amortized as interest expense utilizing the effective interest method over the life of the related debt agreement.

    Self-insurance medical claims – Self-insurance medical claims represent an estimate for both reported claims not yet paid, and claims incurred but not yet reported to the Company under a self-insurance plan for employee medical insurance. The Company estimates the liability related to claims incurred but not yet reported utilizing assumptions regarding the plan’s historical loss experience and loss limits defined in the plan.

    Income taxes – The Company recognizes deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases using enacted tax laws and rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which the temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The measurement of deferred tax assets is reduced by a valuation allowance if, based upon available evidence, management determines it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. In estimating future tax consequences, management generally considers all expected future events other than enactments of changes in tax laws or rates. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax laws or rates is recognized in the period that includes the enactment date.

    GAAP requires management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Company and recognize a tax liability (or asset) if the Company has taken uncertain tax positions that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. Management has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Company and has concluded that as of December 31, 2022, there are no uncertain positions taken, or expected to be taken, that would require recognition of a tax liability (or asset), or disclosure in the financial statements.

    Subsequent events –     Management has evaluated subsequent events through October 4, 2023, the date which the financial statements were available for issue.

    New accounting pronouncements – In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, which creates ASC Topic 842, Leases. ASU 2016-02 requires recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases under ASC Topic 840, Leases, initially measured at the present value of the related lease payments. When measuring assets and liabilities arising from a lease, a lessee includes payments to
be made in optional periods only if the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise an option to extend the lease, or not to exercise an option to terminate the lease. Similarly, optional payments to purchase the underlying asset are included in the measurement of lease assets and lease liabilities only if the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise that purchase option. ASU 2016-02 also requires a lessee to exclude most variable lease payments in measuring lease assets and lease liabilities, other than those that depend on an index or rate, or are in substance fixed payments. ASU 2016-02 requires recognition of a single lease cost (for


non-finance leases), calculated so the cost of the lease is allocated over the lease term on a generally straight-line basis. For leases with a term of twelve months or less, a lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. If a lessee makes this election, it recognizes lease expense for such leases generally on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Further, ASU 2016-02 requires all cash payments related to leases to be included within the operating activities in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-02 requires disclosures to supplement the amounts recorded in the financial statements to enable users of financial statements to understand more about the nature of an entity’s leasing activities. Under ASU 2016-02, an entity may elect to continue to account for leases that commence
before the effective date in accordance with ASC Topic 840,
Leases, unless the lease is modified, except that lessees are required to recognize a lease asset and a lease liability for all operating leases based on the present value of the remaining minimum rental payments that are tracked and disclosed under ASC Topic 840, Leases. ASU 2016-02 and other related new lease standards under ASC Topic 842, Leases, are effective for years beginning after December 15, 2021. The Company adopted ASU 2016-02 and the other new lease standards effective January 1, 2022, under the modified retrospective approach. The Company also elected the package of practical expedients, which permits the Company to not reassess (a) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, (b) the lease classification for any expired leases, and (c) any initial direct costs for any existing leases as of the effective date. Also, the Company did not elect the hindsight practical expedient, which permits entities to use hindsight in determining the lease term and assessing impairment. The adoption of the new lease standards resulted in recognition of operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities totaling approximately $6,372,000, and recognition of the unamortized portion of a deferred gain related to a prior year sale lease-back transaction, net of deferred income taxes, resulting in an increase to retained earnings totaling approximately $526,000 as of January 1, 2022.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, which amends ASC Topic 326. ASU 2016-13 requires a financial asset (including receivables) measured at amortized cost basis to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. Thus, the statement of operations will reflect the measurement of credit losses for newly recognized financial assets as well as the expected increases or decreases of expected credit losses that have taken place during the period. ASU 2016-13 is effective for
years beginning after December 15, 2022. Early application is permitted. The Company’s management has not determined the impact, if any, the adoption of ASU 2016-13 may have on the Company’s future financial statements.

    In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which amends ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles of accounting for income taxes and improves consistent application of and simplification of GAAP for certain areas of accounting for income taxes. The Company adopted ASU 2019-12 effective January 1, 2022. The adoption of ASU 2019-12 had no impact on the Company’s financial statements.


2.    Contract balances

    The timing of revenue recognition related to the Company’s tooling contracts often differs from the timing of billing to customers. A contract asset occurs when revenue recognized to date under a tooling contract is in excess of amounts billed to date under the contract. A contract liability occurs when amounts billed to date under a tooling contract exceed revenue recognized to date under the contract.

    Contract balances as of December 31, 2022 consist of the following:

    Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts            $    3,546,255
    Estimated earnings thereon                617,222

    Total costs incurred and estimated
     earnings thereon                4,163,477
    Less billings to date                4,375,617

    Net billings in excess of costs and estimated
     earnings on uncompleted contracts            $    212,140

As of December 31, 2022, the Company has remaining performance obligations totaling approximately $630,000. Remaining performance obligations represent revenue to be realized from uncompleted tooling contracts awarded to the Company as of December 31, 2022 whose cancellation is not anticipated. Management anticipates revenue from these remaining performance obligations to be recognized during the year ending December 31, 2023.

3.    Inventories

    Inventories as of December 31, 2022 consist of the following:

    Finished goods            $    2,986,953
    Work in progress                1,311,142
    Raw materials                2,012,474
    Small tools, dies, and supplies             1,362,645        Reserve             (574,584)

    Total inventories            $    7,098,630


4.    Property, plant, and equipment, net

    Property, plant and equipment, including both owned assets and assets subject to financing lease liabilities/capital leases, consist of the following as of December 31, 2022:

    Building            $    2,511,569
    Land                220,000
    Leasehold improvements                899,534
    Machinery and equipment                18,427,122
    Office equipment                737,155
    Vehicles                100,786
    Construction in progress                1,850,871

    Total property, plant, and equipment                24,747,037
    Less accumulated depreciation                14,355,187

    Property, plant, and equipment, net                $    10,391,850

5.    Debt

    The Company has a credit and security agreement with a financial institution covering a revolving line-of-credit and two term loans. The     agreement contains certain restrictive covenants which require the Company to meet certain minimum financial targets and ratios. The agreement also places certain restrictions on capital expenditures, dividends, and consulting fees to Company owners and directors. Debt under the credit and security agreement is collateralized by substantially all Company assets.

    The revolving line-of-credit expires in May 2025 and has a maximum borrowing capacity of $8.5 million subject to certain borrowing base restrictions. The borrowing base advances are restricted to 85% of eligible accounts receivable plus the lesser of $3 million or 50% of eligible inventory. The revolving line-of-credit bears interest at a variable rate defined by the financial institution (7.5% as of December 31, 2022). The Company is charged 0.375% for unused borrowing capacity.

    The term loans bear interest at the financial institution’s prime lending rate plus 0.25% (7.75% as of December 31, 2022). The larger term note requires the Company to make prepayments upon meeting certain excess cash flow criteria as defined in the loan agreement. The accompanying balance sheet does not contain any scheduled 2023 principal payment reduction as a current liability as it is not determinable that the Company will be required to make these payments.


    During 2022, the Company was issued a note payable from a financial institution for installation of certain equipment. The note payable bears interest at the financial institution’s
SOFR rate plus 2.5% (6.32% as of December 31, 2022), allows borrowings up to $4.3 million, is collateralized by certain equipment, and will be converted to a term loan upon completion of the installation.
The Company has a mortgage note payable bearing interest at 4%.The note contains a prepayment penalty through 2024, matures in November 2039, and is collateralized by a building utilized as one of the Company’s operating facilities.

    Long-term debt as of December 31, 2022 consists of the following:

    Term loan payable; monthly principal
    payments of $68,750 plus interest            $    2,406,250

    Term loan payable; monthly principal
    payments of $7,923 plus interest                213,924

    Note payable; interest only payments
    through date of conversion to term loan                1,795,043

    Mortgage note payable; monthly principal
     and interest payments of $13,575                2,002,401

    Total long-term debt                6,417,618
    Less debt issuance costs                76,812

    Long-term debt as reported on the
     accompanying balance sheet                6,340,806
    Less current maturities                1,262,992

    Long-term maturities            $    5,077,814

Aggregate maturities of long-term debt as of December 31, 2022 are as follows for subsequent years:

    2023    $    1,262,992
    2024        1,305,258
    2025        1,137,174
    2026        401,512
    2027        423,234
    Thereafter        1,887,448

    Total long-term debt    $    6,417,618

6. Employee Retention Credits

    During 2021, the Company recognized Employee Retention Credits (“ERC’s”) totaling approximately $3,524,402 created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. As of December 31, 2022, the balance of the ERC’s receivable was $3,460,078.

7.    Leases

    The Company leases two of its operating facilities and certain equipment under non-cancellable operating lease agreements expiring on various dates through 2034. The leases generally obligate the Company for insurance and maintenance on the facilities and equipment. One of the facility leases contains a five-year renewal option. The Company has a non-cancelable sublease agreement for a portion of one of the operating facilities.

Information related to the Companies’ net operating leases as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 is as follows:

    Maturities of operating lease liabilities as of December 31, 2022 for the subsequent years ending December 31 –

        Minimum    Sublease    Net Minimum
        Lease Payments    Payments    Lease Payments
    2023    $    1,043,488    $    (250,680)    $    792,808
    2024        629,391        (41,780)        587,611
    2025        549,011        -         549,011
    2026        556,924        -         556,924
    2027        543,490        -         543,490
    Thereafter        3,887,187        -         3,887,187

    Total lease payments        7,209,491        (292,460)        6,917,031
    Less discount                884,962

    Present value of operating lease liabilities            $    6,032,069

    Cash flow information –

    Cash paid during the year included in measurement
     of operating lease liabilities, net of $246,680 in

     sublease payments received        $    790,993

    Lease term and discount rate information –

    Weighted average remaining lease term for
     operating leases        11.5 years

    Weighted average discount rate for
     operating leases            2%

8.    Preferred and common stock

    All preferred and common shares carry identical voting rights. Preferred shares carry specific liquidation rights. In the event of any sale, merger, capital transaction, liquidation, dissolution, or winding-up of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary, the holders of the preferred shares shall be entitled to receive $1 per preferred share owned. This $1 per share would be paid prior to any allocation of sale proceeds to holders of common shares. If the sale proceeds are insufficient to pay each preferred shareholder $1, preferred shareholders shall receive the entire sale proceeds on a pro rata basis.

    Additionally, should any of the aforementioned events occur, the holders of Class A Preferred Stock have the right to convert each share to one share of Class A Common Stock, and the holders of Class B Preferred Stock have the right to convert each share to one share of Class B Common Stock prior to the event's occurrence.

    The Company has issued shares of Class A Common Stock to certain employees. The employee shares vest at a rate of 1.6% of total shares issued to each employee for every month of service completed. In the event an employee terminates his or her employment, any non-vested shares are forfeited to the Company.

In prior years, the Company issued shares of Class B Common Stock to its Employee Stock Bonus Plan (the Plan). These shares were fully vested when the Plan was terminated effective May 31, 2022 (see Note 10).

    Should a sale or related event (see above) occur prior to full vesting by an employee, and the sale event results in an employee being terminated or not offered a position with similar salary and job responsibilities with the buyer, all shares subject to forfeiture shall immediately vest.

    A summary of employee stock is as follows for the year ended December 31, 2022:

        Vested    Nonvested    Total

    Shares outstanding as of
     January 1, 2022        1,571,757        225,000        1,796,757

    Shares issued        -         747,500        747,500


    Shares vested        259,500        (259,500)        -

    Shares forfeited to treasury        -         (85,000)        (85,000)

    Shares redeemed to treasury        (936,469)        -         (936,469)

    Shares outstanding as of
     December 31, 2022        894,788        628,000        1,522,788

9.    Income taxes

    The income tax provision for the year ended December 31, 2022 consists of the following:

        Federal            $    20,322
        State and local                12,915    

            Total current                33,237
        Federal            $    308,697
        State                136,053
            Total deferred                444,750

    Income tax provision            $    477,986

    The difference between the actual income tax provision and the income tax provision computed by applying the statutory federal income tax rate to income before income tax provision is impacted by state and local income taxes.

As of December 31, 2022, the significant deferred asset (liability) components of net deferred tax liability are as follows:

    Net operating loss carryforwards            $    1,990,060
    Property, plant, and equipment                (1,519,469)
    Other                252,036

    Valuation allowance                (1,461,600)

    Net deferred tax liability            $    (738,973)

    The Company’s valuation allowance did not change during the year ended December 31, 2022.

    The Company's federal net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $8.6 million expire at various dates from 2026 through 2039 and federal losses generated in 2020 are available for indefinite carryforward. Of the $8.6 million of federal net operating losses, approximately $8.5 million are subject to limitation as a result of the application of Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC"). Section 382 limits the utilization of federal net operating loss carryforwards following a change of control. The Company has recognized a valuation allowance based upon management’s estimate of the realizability of net deferred tax assets in future periods based on anticipated future earnings and consideration of carryforward utilization per the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) limitations.

    The Company is subject to routine income tax audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress. Years ended December 31, 2022 through 2019 remain subject to Internal Revenue Service examination; and years ended December 31, 2022 through 2018 remain subject to examination by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

10.    Related party transactions

    The Company has a contract with its primary shareholder to manage the Company’s operations. The Company incurred management fees totaling $288,300 during the year ended December 31, 2022.

11.    Employee benefit plans

    The Company sponsors a defined contribution retirement plan under Section 401(k) of the IRC which covers substantially all Company employees. The plan allows eligible employees to contribute portions of their annual compensation and the Company to match 25% of the first 10% of eligible employee contributions. The Company made matching contributions totaling approximately $81,900 during the year ended December 31, 2022.

    The Company sponsored a non-leveraged Employee Stock Bonus Plan (ESBP) (formed as an employee stock ownership plan under the IRC) for the benefit of eligible employees. No contributions were made to the ESBP during the year ended December 31, 2022. All ESBP shares were allocated to eligible employees at the time they were contributed. The ESBP held 598,973 fully-vested shares as of January 1, 2022. Effective May 31, 2022, the Company terminated the ESBP and all shares held by the ESBP were redeemed during the year ended December 31, 2022.

    The Company has a self-insured medical coverage plan for eligible employees. Under the plan, participating employees are liable for the first $4,000 (single plan) or $8,000 (family plan) for in-network medical claims and $12,000 (single plan) or $24,000 (family plan) for out-of-network medical claims, and the Company is liable for subsequent claims up to $100,000 per eligible employee. The Company has purchased stop-loss insurance coverage for claims exceeding the plan's stop-loss limitations. The Company recorded expenses

totaling approximately $1,190,000 under the plan for the year ended December 31, 2022. As of December 31, 2022, there is no liability recorded for claims incurred but not recorded as management anticipates stop loss recoveries to exceed claims payable. It is at least reasonably possible that management's estimate of claims incurred but not recorded may change in the near term and such changes could have an adverse impact on the Company's financial condition. The Company has a third party administers the plan.

12.    Concentrations, risks, and uncertainties

    The Company had sales totaling approximately $69.5 million to three customers for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company also had receivables totaling approximately $11.3 million to four customers as of December 31, 2022. A reduction in sales to these customers could have significant adverse consequences on the Company’s future operations and financial position.

    The Company had payments totaling approximately $7.9 million to one vendor for the year ended December 31, 2022, and had accounts payable of approximately $6.4 million to three vendors as of December 31, 2022.
    As of December 31, 2022, the Company has approximately $134,000 held at financial institutions in excess of federally insured limits or not subject to federal insurance.

13.    Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information and noncash investing and financing activities

    Cash paid during the year ended December 31, 2022 for:
     Interest            $    537,654
     Income taxes                265,680

    Equipment acquired through financing lease liabilities during
     the year ended December 31, 2022                346,436

    Cumulative effect due to change in accounting
     principle impacting deferred gain on sale lease-back,
     net of income taxes totaling $184,874 during the year
     ended December 31, 2022                526,181

14.    Subsequent Events

    On July 20, 2023, Precision Metal Works, Inc. was acquired by Live Ventures Incorporated, a Nevada Corporation, for total consideration of approximately $28 million, comprised of a $25 million sales price, with additional consideration of up to $3 million paid in the form of an earn-out.