Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Background and Basis of Presentation

Background and Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Background and Basis of Presentation

Note 1:

Background and Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Live Ventures Incorporated, a Nevada corporation, and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”). Commencing in fiscal year 2015, the Company began a strategic shift in its business plan away from providing online marketing solutions for small and medium sized business to acquiring profitable companies in various industries that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. The Company continues to actively develop, revise, and evaluate its products, services and its marketing strategies in its businesses. The Company has three operating segments: Manufacturing, Retail, and Online and Services. With Marquis Industries, Inc. (“Marquis”), the Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of carpet and the sale of vinyl and wood floorcoverings. With Vintage Stock, Inc. (“Vintage Stock”), the Company is engaged in the retail sale of new and used movies, music, collectibles, comics, books, games, game systems and components. With ApplianceSmart, Inc. (“ApplianceSmart”), the Company is engaged in the sale of new major appliances through a retail store in Columbus, Ohio.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for audited financial statements. In the opinion of the Company’s management, this interim information includes all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. The results of operations for three and six months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. This financial information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto as of September 30, 2019 and for the fiscal year then ended included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 10, 2020 (the “2019 10-K”).


In March 2020, there was a global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that has resulted in changes in global supply of certain products.  The pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the U.S. economy as federal, state, and local governments react to this public health crisis, which has created significant uncertainties. These uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the potential adverse effect of the pandemic on the economy, our supply chain partners, our employees and customers, customer sentiment in general, and traffic within shopping centers, and, where applicable, malls, containing our stores.  As the pandemic continues to grow, consumer fear about becoming ill with the virus and recommendations and/or mandates from federal, state, and local authorities to avoid large gatherings of people or self-quarantine are continuing to increase, which has already affected, and may continue to affect, traffic to our stores. As of March 31, 2020, Vintage Stock had closed all of its retail locations in response to the crisis. As of May 14, 2020, Vintage reopen all but four of its 62 retail locations and expects to reopen its remaining retail locations as soon as possible while maintaining compliance with government mandates. We are unable to predict when all stores will reopen or if additional periods of store closures will be needed or mandated. During March and April 2020, Marquis conducted rolling layoffs for certain employees, however, during May 2020, all employees have returned to their respective locations. Continued impacts of the pandemic could materially adversely affect our near-term and long-term revenues, earnings, liquidity, and cash flows, and may require significant actions in response, including but not limited to, employee furloughs, reduced store hours, store closings, expense reductions or discounting of pricing of our products, all in an effort to mitigate such impacts. The extent of the impact of the pandemic on our business and financial results will depend largely on future developments, including the duration of the spread of the outbreak within the U.S., the impact on capital and financial markets and the related impact on consumer confidence and spending, all of which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. This situation is changing rapidly, and additional impacts may arise that we are not aware of currently.



During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company originally incurred a gain on lease settlement of $1,448 resulting from the extinguishment of the lease liability associated with ApplianceSmart retail locations that were closed. However, the Company miscalculated the gain on lease settlement and the lease liability associated with the closure of the retail locations.  The gain on lease settlement should have been $837 and not $1,448 as originally reported for the three months ended March 31, 2020. As a result, we have reduced the original gain on lease liability and increased the lease liability by $837.  

Additionally, during the six months ended March 31, 2020, the Company originally incurred $1,207 of impairment charges related to the decision to close additional ApplianceSmart retail locations, resulting in a decrease to the associated right of use asset related to these leases.  These locations physically closed during the three months ended March 31, 2020.  However, the Company miscalculated the impairment charges and the right of use asset associated with the closure of certain retail locations.  The impairment charge should have been $614 and not $1,207 as originally reported for the six months ended March 31, 2020. As a result, we have reduced the original impairment charge and increased the right of use asset by $614.  The impairment charges are included in the gain on lease settlement, net as the transactions are related.  Additionally, we reclassified a portion, $133, of the short term lease obligation to long term lease obligations.  

The provision for income taxes decreased $52 with a corresponding increased to deferred tax assets as a result of the decrease in impairment charges and gain on lease settlement.

The following table details the balance sheet and income statement line items effected by this restatement.




As previously







As restated


Consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2020













Right of use asset - operating leases













Deferred taxes













Total assets


























Lease obligation short term - operating leases













Lease obligation long term - operating leases













Total liabilities


























Accumulated deficit













Total stockholders' equity


























Consolidated statement of income for the six months ended March 31, 2020













Gain on lease settlement, net













Provision for income taxes













Net income