View:
sgrp20210630_10q.htm
0001004989 SPAR GROUP, Inc. false --12-31 Q3 2021 0.01 0.01 2,445,598 2,445,598 0 0 0 0 0.01 0.01 47,000,000 47,000,000 21,320,414 21,122,312 54,329 1,697 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 11 Represent loans from the local investors into the Company's subsidiaries (representing their proportionate share of working capital loans). The loans have no payment terms and are due on demand and as such have been classified as current liabilities in the Company's consolidated financial statements. 00010049892021-01-012021-09-30 xbrli:shares 00010049892021-11-08 iso4217:USD 00010049892021-07-012021-09-30 00010049892020-07-012020-09-30 00010049892020-01-012020-09-30 iso4217:USDxbrli:shares 00010049892021-09-30 00010049892020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-01-012021-03-31 00010049892021-01-012021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-03-31 00010049892021-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-04-012021-06-30 00010049892021-04-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-06-30 00010049892021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2019-12-31 00010049892019-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-01-012020-03-31 00010049892020-01-012020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-03-31 00010049892020-03-31 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-04-012020-06-30 00010049892020-04-012020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-06-30 00010049892020-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:CommonStockMember2020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:TreasuryStockMember2020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember2020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember2020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember2020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NoncontrollingInterestMember2020-09-30 00010049892020-09-30 xbrli:pure 0001004989sgrp:AccruedExpensesAndOtherCurrentLiabilitiesMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:BordaxAcquisitionMember2021-07-15 0001004989sgrp:BordaxAcquisitionMemberus-gaap:CustomerListsMember2021-07-15 iso4217:ZAR 0001004989sgrp:BordaxAcquisitionMember2021-01-012021-09-30 utr:M 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NMLoanAgreementMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2019-04-102019-04-10 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NMLoanAgreementMembersgrp:SPARMarketingForceMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-01-05 iso4217:CAD 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NMLoanAgreementMembersgrp:SPARCanadaCompanyMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NMLoanAgreementMembersgrp:SPARMarketingForceMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMembersrt:MaximumMember2021-01-012021-06-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMemberus-gaap:PrimeRateMember2021-01-052021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMembersrt:MinimumMember2021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-01-052021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:SPARMarketingForceMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:SPARCanadaCompanyMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:SPARMarketingForceMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-03-222021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:SPARMarketingForceMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-01-05 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMemberus-gaap:PrimeRateMember2021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMembersrt:MinimumMember2021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-03-222021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-03-22 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2019-04-102019-04-10 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:FifthThirdBankMember2018-01-09 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:FifthThirdBankMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:FifthThirdBankMemberus-gaap:LondonInterbankOfferedRateLIBORMember2018-01-092018-01-09 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:FifthThirdBankMember2018-01-092018-01-09 0001004989sgrp:ResourcePlusAcquisitionNoteMember2018-01-09 0001004989sgrp:ResourcePlusAcquisitionNoteMember2021-09-30 iso4217:AUD 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NationalAustraliaBankMember2017-10-31 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:NationalAustraliaBankMember2021-09-30 iso4217:CNY 0001004989sgrp:SPARChinaMembersgrp:ChinaConstructionBankMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARChinaMembersgrp:PeoplesBankOfChinaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARChinaMembersgrp:IndustrialBankMember2021-09-30 iso4217:MXN 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:VePorMasMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:VePorMasMembersgrp:InterbankInterestRateMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:BBVABancormerMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMembersgrp:BBVABancormerMembersgrp:InterbankInterestRateMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NationalAustraliaBankMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ChinaConstructionBankMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:PeoplesBankOfChinaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:IndustrialBankMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NorthMillLLCMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ResourcePlusAcquisitionNoteMember2021-09-30 0001004989country:US2021-09-30 0001004989country:US2020-12-31 0001004989country:AU2021-09-30 0001004989country:AU2020-12-31 0001004989country:MX2021-09-30 0001004989country:MX2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:NMSMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NMSMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NSRSMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NMSMembersrt:MinimumMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NMSMembersrt:MaximumMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NMSMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ResourcePlusIncMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ResourcePlusIncMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:RJHoldingsMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:MeridianMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:FRIEDSHELF401ProprietaryLimitedMembersgrp:MeridianMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LindicomProprietaryLimitedMembersgrp:MeridianMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARTodopromoMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARTodopromoMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:CONMembersgrp:MrJuanFMedinaDomenzainMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARTodopromoMembersgrp:MrJuanFMedinaDomenzainMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARBSMTJointVentureMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARBSMTJointVentureMembersgrp:JKCMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARBSMTJointVentureMembersgrp:EILLCMember2021-07-012021-09-30 iso4217:BRL 0001004989sgrp:SPARBSMTJointVentureMembersgrp:InitiationFeeForAcquisitionStrategyServicesMembersgrp:PeterBrownMember2020-11-012020-11-30 0001004989sgrp:SPARBSMTJointVentureMembersgrp:MonthlyFeeForAcquisitionStrategyServicesMembersgrp:PeterBrownMember2020-11-012020-11-30 0001004989sgrp:NSRSMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NSRSMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NSRSMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NSRSMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NationalRemodelAndSetupServicesMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NationalRemodelAndSetupServicesMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NationalRemodelAndSetupServicesMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:NationalRemodelAndSetupServicesMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesMrBurdekinMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesMrBurdekinMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesMrBurdekinMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesMrBurdekinMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeServicesCONMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeServicesCONMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeServicesCONMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeServicesCONMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesRjHoldingsMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesRjHoldingsMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesRjHoldingsMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeLeaseExpensesRjHoldingsMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMPTMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMPTMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMPTMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMPTMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:VehicleRentalMCPTMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:VehicleRentalMCPTMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:VehicleRentalMCPTMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:VehicleRentalMCPTMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMHTMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMHTMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMHTMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:OfficeAndVehicleRentalMHTMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:CONMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:CONMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:CONMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:CONMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LegalServicesKMSAMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LegalServicesKMSAMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LegalServicesKMSAMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LegalServicesKMSAMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:WarehouseRentalJFMDMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:WarehouseRentalJFMDMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:WarehouseRentalJFMDMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:WarehouseRentalJFMDMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeFeesSparfactsMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeFeesSparfactsMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeFeesSparfactsMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:ConsultingAndAdministrativeFeesSparfactsMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueFromAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInChinaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueFromAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInChinaMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInAustraliaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInAustraliaMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInMexicoMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInMexicoMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInBrazilMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInBrazilMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInChinaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInChinaMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInSouthAfricaMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsInSouthAfricaMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsRelatedToResourcePlusMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:LoansDueToAffiliatesMembersgrp:LocalInvestorsRelatedToResourcePlusMember2020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:WilliamBartelsMember2020-01-182020-01-18 0001004989sgrp:PremiumAdjustmentsMembersgrp:SASMember2020-01-012020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:RemainingPremiumAdjustmentsMembersgrp:SASMember2020-01-012020-12-31 0001004989sgrp:SparGroupMembersgrp:WilliamBartelsMember2020-01-012020-12-31 0001004989us-gaap:SeriesAPreferredStockMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SeriesAPreferredStockMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SeriesAPreferredStockConvertedIntoCommonStockMember2011-01-012011-12-31 0001004989sgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:The2008PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2020PlanMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2020PlanMember2021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesForEachOfUpToFirstThreeAdditionalNewDirectorsDuringPeriodDecember12020ToApril302021Membersgrp:The2020PlanMember2021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesForThreeAdditionalNewDirectorsDuringPeriodDecember12020ToApril302021Membersgrp:The2020PlanMembersrt:MaximumMember2021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-01-192021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:The2020PlanMembersgrp:DirectorOneMember2021-01-192021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:The2020PlanMembersgrp:EachMemberOfBoardOfDirectorsMember2021-01-192021-01-19 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-06-04 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-06-04 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-08-122021-08-12 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2020PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2018PlanMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2008PlanMember2021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:The2020PlanMember2021-05-01 utr:Y 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMemberus-gaap:ShareBasedPaymentArrangementEmployeeMembersgrp:The2021PlanMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersgrp:The2021PlanMembersrt:DirectorMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersgrp:ChiefGlobalCommercialOfficerMember2021-08-022021-08-02 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:ChiefGlobalCommercialOfficerMember2021-08-022021-08-02 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersgrp:ChiefStrategyAndGrowthOfficerMember2021-08-022021-08-02 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersgrp:ChiefStrategyAndGrowthOfficerMember2021-08-022021-08-02 0001004989srt:ChiefExecutiveOfficerMember2021-02-222021-02-22 0001004989sgrp:SGRPSharesMembersrt:ChiefExecutiveOfficerMember2021-02-222021-02-22 0001004989us-gaap:RestrictedStockUnitsRSUMembersrt:ChiefExecutiveOfficerMember2021-02-222021-02-22 0001004989srt:ChiefFinancialOfficerMember2020-08-312020-08-31 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersrt:ChiefFinancialOfficerMemberus-gaap:ShareBasedCompensationAwardTrancheOneMember2020-08-312020-08-31 0001004989us-gaap:EmployeeStockOptionMembersrt:ChiefFinancialOfficerMember2020-08-312020-08-31 0001004989sgrp:SecurityAdvancesMembersgrp:SASMember2018-07-31 0001004989sgrp:SMFMembersgrp:SASMember2018-07-31 0001004989sgrp:AffinityInsuranceCompanyLtdMember2018-07-31 0001004989sgrp:SASMembersgrp:AffinityInsuranceCompanyLtdMember2018-07-312018-07-31 0001004989sgrp:SMFMembersgrp:SASMember2020-07-08 0001004989sgrp:AffinityInsuranceCompanyLtdMembersgrp:MoniesAdvancedBySMFToSASForQuarterlyPremiumInstallmentsMembersgrp:SASMember2020-05-012020-05-31 0001004989sgrp:ReturnOfSecurityAdvancesAndPreimumAdvancesMembersgrp:SASMember2020-07-08 0001004989sgrp:PremiumAdvancesMembersgrp:SASMember2020-07-08 0001004989sgrp:ReturnOfSecurityAdvancesAndPreimumAdvancesMembersgrp:SASMember2018-12-31 0001004989sgrp:ReimbursementForSMFfsFundingOfTheAffinitySecurityDepositsMember2019-03-182019-03-18 0001004989sgrp:ReimbursementForSMFsFundingOfTheFieldPaymentChecksMember2019-03-182019-03-18 0001004989sgrp:SBSClothierLitigationMember2019-03-182019-03-18 0001004989sgrp:SettlementAgreementWithSBSMember2020-01-012020-01-01 0001004989sgrp:SettlementAgreementWithSBSMember2019-01-012019-12-31 0001004989sgrp:RobertGBrownMembersgrp:SbsBankruptcyAndSettlementMember2020-03-062020-03-06 0001004989sgrp:RobertGBrownMembersgrp:SbsBankruptcyAndSettlementMember2020-03-172020-03-17 0001004989sgrp:RobertGBrownMembersgrp:SbsBankruptcyAndSettlementMember2020-03-062020-03-17 0001004989sgrp:RobertGBrownAndWilliamHBartelsMembersgrp:SbsBankruptcyAndSettlementMember2021-02-012021-09-30 00010049892021-04-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:USSegmentMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:USSegmentMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:USSegmentMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:USSegmentMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalSegmentMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalSegmentMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalSegmentMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalSegmentMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NonUsMember2021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:NonUsMember2020-12-31 0001004989country:BR2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:BR2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:BR2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:BR2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:BR2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:BR2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:ZA2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:ZA2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:ZA2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:ZA2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:ZA2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:ZA2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:MX2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:MX2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:MX2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:MX2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:MX2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:MX2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:CN2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CN2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:CN2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CN2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CN2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CN2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:JP2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:JP2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:JP2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:JP2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:JP2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:JP2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:CA2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CA2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:CA2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CA2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CA2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:CA2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:IN2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:IN2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:IN2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:IN2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:IN2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:IN2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989country:AU2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:AU2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989country:AU2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:AU2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:AU2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembercountry:AU2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembersgrp:InternationalMember2021-07-012021-09-30 0001004989sgrp:InternationalMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembersgrp:InternationalMember2020-07-012020-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembersgrp:InternationalMember2021-01-012021-09-30 0001004989us-gaap:SalesRevenueNetMemberus-gaap:GeographicConcentrationRiskMembersgrp:InternationalMember2020-01-012020-09-30 0001004989srt:MinimumMember2021-09-30 0001004989srt:MaximumMember2021-09-30
 

 

Table of Contents

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

________________

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

     QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 for the third quarterly period ended September 30, 2021.

OR

     TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 for the transition period from __________ to __________.

 

Commission file number 0-27408

SPAR GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

33-0684451

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

  

  

1910 Opdyke Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan

48326

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (248) 364-7727

 

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 twelve 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  ☒   No  ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files)  Yes  ☒   No  ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer", "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.). (Check one):

 

Large Accelerated Filer ☐    Accelerated Filer ☐ 
  
Non-Accelerated Filer  ☒ Smaller reporting company
  
Emerging Growth Company  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.) Yes  No ☒

 

The aggregate market value of the Common Stock of the Registrant held by non-affiliates of the Registrant on August 10, 2021, based on the closing price of the Common Stock as reported by the Nasdaq Capital Market on such date, was approximately $12.1 million.

 

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

 

Title of each class

Trading

Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common

SGRP

Nasdaq

 

The number of shares of the Registrant's Common Stock outstanding as of November 8, 2021, was 21,320,414 shares.

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc.

 

Index

 

PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     

Item 1

Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 
     
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

2

     
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited), and December 31, 2020

3

 

   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity (Unaudited) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

4

     
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

6

     

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

7

     

Item 2

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

22

 

   

Item 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

28

     

Item 4

Controls and Procedures

28

     
PART II: OTHER INFORMATION  
     

Item 1

Legal Proceedings

29

     

Item 1A

Risk Factors

30
     

Item 2

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

30
     

Item 3

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

30
     

Item 4

Mine Safety Disclosures

30
     

Item 5

Other Information

30
     

Item 6

Exhibits

31
     

SIGNATURES

32
 

 

 

 

PART I:

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Nine Months Ended

 
  

September 30,

  

September 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 
                 

Net revenues

 $67,423  $58,865  $195,696  $171,157 

Cost of revenues

  54,813   46,849   158,821   137,478 

Gross profit

  12,610   12,016   36,875   33,679 

Selling, general and administrative expense

  9,426   8,145   28,020   25,287 

Depreciation and amortization

  509   530   1,573   1,609 

Operating income

  2,675   3,341   7,282   6,783 

Interest expense

  124   169   402   482 

Other (income), net

  (137)  (143)  (208)  (201)

Income before income tax expense

  2,688   3,315   7,088   6,502 
                 

Income tax expense

  549   870   2,036   1,830 

Net income

  2,139   2,445   5,052   4,672 

Net (income) attributable to non-controlling interest

  (959)  (1,301)  (2,441)  (3,335)

Net income attributable to SPAR Group, Inc.

 $1,180  $1,144  $2,611  $1,337 

Basic and diluted income per common share:

 $0.06  $0.05  $0.12  $0.06 

Weighted average common shares – basic

  21,295   21,110   21,248   21,108 

Weighted average common shares – diluted

  21,589   21,147   21,592   21,152 
                 

Net income

 $2,139  $2,445  $5,052  $4,672 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

                

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 $(1,352)  71   (2,696)  (3,908)

Comprehensive income

  787   2,516   2,356   764 

Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest

  (311)  (1,326)  (423)  (871)

Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to SPAR Group, Inc.

 $476  $1,190  $1,933  $(107)

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data) 

 

  

September 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 
  

(Unaudited)

     

Assets

        

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 $15,300  $15,972 

Accounts receivable, net

  59,234   46,914 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

  5,320   3,631 

Total current assets

  79,854   66,517 

Property and equipment, net

  3,043   2,795 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

  2,114   2,900 

Goodwill

  4,168   3,760 

Intangible assets, net

  2,430   2,255 

Deferred income taxes

  4,162   4,201 

Other assets

  1,940   1,601 

Total assets

 $97,711  $84,029 

Liabilities and equity

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $10,156  $7,859 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

  22,369   18,745 

Due to affiliates

  3,716   3,775 

Customer incentives and deposits

  3,306   1,799 

Lines of credit and short-term loans

  13,828   9,329 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

  1,048   1,398 

Total current liabilities

  54,423   42,905 

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

  1,066   1,502 

Long-term debt and other liabilities

  1,000   1,000 

Total liabilities

  56,489   45,407 

Commitments and contingencies – See Note 9

          

Equity:

        

SPAR Group, Inc. equity

        

Preferred stock, $.01 par value: Authorized and available shares– 2,445,598 Issued and outstanding shares – None – Balance at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

  -   - 

Common stock, $.01 par value: Authorized shares – 47,000,000 Issued shares – 21,320,414 – Balance at September 30, 2021, and 21,122,312 – December 31, 2020

  213   211 

Treasury stock, at cost – 54,329 shares – Balance at September 30, 2021, and 1,697 shares – December 31, 2020

  (104)  (2)

Additional paid-in capital

  17,025   16,645 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

  (4,591)  (3,913)

Retained earnings

  11,829   9,218 

Total SPAR Group, Inc. equity

  24,372   22,159 

Non-controlling interest

  16,850   16,463 

Total equity

  41,222   38,622 

Total liabilities and equity

 $97,711  $84,029 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity

(unaudited) 

(In thousands)

 

  

Common Stock

  

Treasury Stock

  

Additional

  

Accumulated Other

      

Non-

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Paid-In Capital

  

Comprehensive Loss

  

Retained Earnings

  

Controlling Interest

  

Total Equity

 

Balance at January 1, 2021

  21,122  $211   2  $(2) $16,645  $(3,913) $9,218  $16,463  $38,622 
                                     

Share-based compensation

              99            99 

Exercise of stock options

  131   1         (66)           (65)

Other comprehensive (loss)

                 (198)     (1,637)  (1,835)

Net income

                    917   864   1,781 

Balance at March 31, 2021

  21,253  $212   2  $(2) $16,678  $(4,111) $10,135  $15,690  $38,602 

Share-based compensation

              183            183 

Exercise of stock options

  16   1         (4)           (3)

Other changes to non-controlling interest

                       4   4 

Other comprehensive income

                 223      268   491 

Net income

                    514   618   1,132 

Balance at June 30, 2021

  21,269  $213   2  $(2) $16,857  $(3,888) $10,649  $16,580  $40,409 

Share-based compensation

              221            221 

Exercise of stock options

  51            (53)           (53)

Purchase of treasury shares

        52   (102)              (102)

Distribution to non-controlling investors

                       (40)  (40)

Other comprehensive (loss)

                 (703)     (649)  (1,352)

Net income

                    1,180   959   2,139 

Balance at September 30, 2021

  21,320  $213   54  $(104) $17,025  $(4,591) $11,829  $16,850  $41,222 

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity

(unaudited continued) 

(In thousands)

 

  

Common Stock

  

Treasury Stock

  

Additional

  

Accumulated Other

      

Non-

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Paid-In Capital

  

Comprehensive Loss

  

Retained Earnings

  

Controlling Interest

  

Total Equity

 

Balance at January 1, 2020

  21,102  $211   2  $(2) $16,511  $(3,616) $5,851  $12,406  $31,361 

 

                                    

Share-based compensation

              25            25 

Exercise of stock options

  6                         

Other comprehensive (loss)

                 (1,456)     (2,444)  (3,900)

Net income

                    296   626   922 

Balance at March 31, 2020

  21,108  $211   2  $(2) $16,536  $(5,072) $6,147  $10,588  $28,408 

Share-based compensation

              70            70 

Other comprehensive (loss)

                 (34)     (45)  (79)

Net income (loss)

                    (103)  1,408   1,305 

Balance at June 30, 2020

  21,108  $211   2  $(2) $16,606  $(5,106) $6,044  $11,951  $29,704 

Share-based compensation

              17            17 

Exercise of stock options

  4            (2)           (2)

Other comprehensive income

                 46      25   71 

Net income

                    1,144   1,301   2,445 

Balance at September 30, 2020

  21,112  $211  $2  $(2) $16,621  $(5,060) $7,188  $13,277  $32,235 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

  

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Operating activities

        

Net income

 $5,052  $4,672 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

        

Depreciation and amortization

  1,573   1,609 

Non-cash lease expense

  786   2,308 

Bad debt expense, net of recoveries

  100   256 

Share-based compensation

  503   112 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition effects:

        

Accounts receivable

  (12,341)  1,758 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

  (1,997)  (2,240)

Accounts payable

  2,308   (798)

Operating lease liabilities

  (786)  (2,308)

Accrued expenses, other current liabilities and customer incentives and deposits

  5,921   1,854 

Net cash provided by operating activities

  1,119   7,223 
         

Investing activities

        

Purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software

  (1,432)  (1,248)

Acquisition of a business, net of cash acquired

  (1,000)  - 

Net cash used in investing activities

  (2,432)  (1,248)
         

Financing activities

        

Net borrowings on lines of credit

  4,535   3,209 

Payments from stock options exercised

  (121)  (2)
Distribution to non-controlling investors  (40)   

Net cash provided by financing activities

  4,374   3,207 
         

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash

  (3,733)  (3,890)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

  (672)  5,292 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

  15,972   10,458 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 $15,300  $15,750 
         

Supplemental disclosure of cash flows information:

        

Interest paid

 $493  $509 

Income taxes paid

 $275  $554 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited)

 

1.

Basis of Presentation

 

 

Basis of presentation and consolidation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Unaudited interim consolidated financial information

 

The accompanying interim condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 and the interim condensed consolidated statements of income, statements of comprehensive income(loss), and statements of equity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, statements of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and the related disclosures, are unaudited. In management’s opinion, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements and includes all normal and recurring adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2021, its results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and its cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year or any other interim period.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the Company as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 31, 2021, and the First Amendment to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on April 29, 2021 (as so amended, the "Annual Report"). Particular attention should be given to Items 1 and 1A of the Annual Report respecting the Company's Business and Risk Factors, respectively.

 

 

2.

Business and Organization

 

The SPAR Group is a leading global merchandising and marketing services company, providing a broad range of services to retailers, manufacturers and distributors around the world. With more than 40 years of experience, 25,000+ merchandising specialists around the world, 200,000+ average store visits a week and long-term relationships with some of the world’s leading manufacturers and retail businesses, SPAR provides specialized capabilities across 9 countries and 4 continents.

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. As such, it is uncertain as to the full magnitude that the pandemic will have on the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, and future results of operations. Management is actively monitoring the impact of the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce.

 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has not had any material unfavorable effects on our financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020 or through the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the extent of the impact in the future, if any, will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, cannot be predicted and could have a material adverse impact on our financial position, operating results and cash flows. The Company has experienced an increase in labor costs and certain wage pressures that could be attributed to COVID-19. A prolonged outbreak could, among other things, strain our business continuity plans, create delays in the Company's growth and strategic initiatives, reduce sales and marketing activities, limit access to financing on favorable terms, increase exposure to potential impairment charges related to long-lived and intangible assets, hinder ability to support clients and operate business effectively, heighten the risk of disruption to information and reporting systems and internal controls, including those over financial reporting and other risk management systems, or require the Company to incur substantial costs. The Company is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of the business and may take further actions as may be required by federal, state or local authorities, or that id determined are in the best interests of the Company's employees, customers and partners. As the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve rapidly, management will continue to actively manage response in collaboration with customers, government officials and stakeholders, and assess any potential impacts to financial position and operating results, as well as adverse developments in the business.

 

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act is aimed at providing emergency assistance and health care for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and generally supporting the U.S. economy. The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions related to refundable payroll tax credits, deferment of the employer portion of social security payments, net operating loss carryback periods, modifications to the net interest deduction limitations, and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. As of September 30, 2021, the Company has elected to defer the employer-paid portion of social security taxes of $1.3 million, which is included in "Accrued expenses and other liabilities" in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company expects to repay approximately half of the deferred balance by December 31, 2021 with the remainder to be fully paid by December 31, 2022.

 

Amended Mexican Labor Law

 

Effective June 30, 2021, the Mexican Labor Law was amended to prohibit outsourcing of personnel unless services are considered specialized services. The majority of services provided by SPAR Todopromo are not considered to be specialized, therefore the amendment could have a material adverse effect on revenues for SPAR Todopromo although not material for SPAR on a consolidated basis.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

 

3.

Business Combinations

 

Acquisitions Accounted for Using the Purchase Method

 

On July 15, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the Company closed on the acquisition of the stock of Bordax Retail Services KZN Proprietary Limited, Bordax Retail Services Eastern CC, Bordax Retail Services Gauteng CC and Bordax Retail Services CC, (collectively “Bordax”), privately held retail services companies with six branches throughout South Africa. This acquisition will supplement the Company’s existing merchandising operations, based in Durban, South Africa.

 

Bordax’ results of operations are included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations from the Closing Date.

 

Purchase Price Allocation

 

Pursuant to FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 805, “Business Combinations,” the purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based upon their estimated fair values as of the Closing Date. The purchase price allocation was primarily based upon a valuation using management’s estimates and assumptions. The excess of the purchase price over the net tangible assets was preliminarily recorded as intangible assets and goodwill. The purchase price allocation was based on a preliminary analysis and is subject to further adjustments. Upon completion of the final purchase price allocation, the Company expects to allocate the excess of the purchase price over the net tangible assets to more specifically defined intangible assets and, if any remaining excess purchase price exists at that time, it would be allocated to goodwill. The preliminary allocation of the purchase price to the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the Closing Date is presented below (in thousands):

 

 

Amount

Assets

$884 
Intangible Assets - Customer Contracts and Lists 564 
Liabilities (461)
Deferred Tax Liabilities (158)
Net Assets 829 
Goodwill 773 
Total Purchase Price$1,602 

 

 

On the Closing Date, the Company made an initial payment of 16.8 million South African Rand ($1.1 million USD). As of September 30, 2021, the Company recorded an estimated remaining liability of approximately 7.9 million South African Rand ($502,000 USD), which is recorded in the balance sheet under the heading for other long-term liabilities. As the amounts are immaterial, the unaudited pro forma financial information has not been presented.

 

 

4.

Earnings Per Share

 

The following table sets forth the computations of basic and diluted net income per share (in thousands, except per share data):

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30,

   

September 30,

 
   

2021

   

2020

   

2021

   

2020

 

Numerator:

                               

Net income attributable to SPAR Group, Inc.

  $ 1,180     $ 1,144     $ 2,611     $ 1,337  
                                 

Denominator:

                               

Shares used in basic net income per share calculation

    21,295       21,110       21,248       21,108  

Effect of diluted securities:

                               

Stock options and unvested restricted shares

    294       37       344       44  

Shares used in diluted net income per share calculations

    21,589       21,147       21,592       21,152  
                                 

Basic and diluted net income per common share:

  $ 0.06     $ 0.05     $ 0.12     $ 0.06  

 

 

5.

Credit Facilities and Other Debt

 

Domestic Credit Facilities

 

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

North Mill Capital Credit Facility

 

The Company has a secured revolving credit facility in the United States and Canada (the "NM Credit Facility") with North Mill Capital, LLC, d/b/a SLR Business Credit ("NM"). 

 

In order to obtain, document and govern the NM Credit Facility: SGRP and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, entered into 18-month individual Loan and Security Agreements with NM dated as of April 10, 2019. 

 

On January 5, 2021, the Company and NM entered into an agreement as of January 4, 2021, and effective as of December 31, 2020 (the "First Modification Agreement"), to extend the NM Credit Facility from October 10, 2021 to April 10, 2022, and increased the amounts of the credit facilities to $14.5 (USD) million in the USA and decreased the facility to $1.5 (CDN) million in Canada; in addition the First Modification Agreement increased SMF's borrowing base availability for unbilled receivables to up to 70% from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021, and increased the unbilled cap for SMF to $4.5 million (USD) from $3.9 million (USD). 

 

The NM Credit Facility as amended by the First Modification Agreement continued to require the Company to pay interest on the loans equal to (A) Prime Rate designated by Wells Fargo Bank, plus (B) one hundred twenty-five basis points (1.25%) or a minimum of 6.75%. In addition, the Company continues to pay a facility fee to NM of 1.5% for the first $10.5 million loan balance, or $157,500 per year over the term of the agreement, plus a $15,000 one-time fee for each incremental $1 million increase in loan balance up to $14.5 million. Additionally, for the First Modification Agreement, SPAR paid NM a fee of $7,500 and agreed to reimburse NM's legal and documentation fees.

 

On March 22, 2021, the Company and NM executed and delivered a Second Modification Agreement effective as of April 1, 2021 (the "Second Modification Agreement"), pursuant to which NM and the Company agreed to extend the NM Loan Agreements from April 10, 2022 to October 10, 2023, and increased the amounts of the credit facilities for SMF to $16.5 (USD) million in the USA while the SCC facility remained at $1.5 (CDN) million in Canada; in addition, the Second Modification Agreement increased SMF's borrowing base availability for unbilled receivables to up to 70% permanently, and increased the unbilled cap for SMF to $5.5 (USD) million from $4.5 (USD) million. The NM Loan Agreements as amended by the Second Modification Agreement will require the Company to pay interest on the loans equal to: (A) Prime Rate designated by Wells Fargo Bank, plus; (B) one hundred twenty-five basis points (1.25%) or a minimum of 5.25%. In addition, the Company continues to pay a facility fee to NM of 0.8% (decreased from 1.5%) for the first $10.5 million loan balance, or $84,000 per year, over the term of the agreement, plus a $15,000 one-time fee for each incremental $1 million increase in loan balance up to $16.5 million. Additionally, the early termination fee has decreased from 1.0% to 0.85% of the advance limit.

 

On September 30, 2021, the aggregate interest rate was 5.25% per annum, and the outstanding loan balance was $12.7 million. Outstanding amounts are classified as short-term debt.

 

The NM Credit Facility contains certain financial and other restrictive covenants and also limits certain expenditures by the Company, including, maintaining a positive trailing EBITDA for each Borrower, limits on non-ordinary course payments and transactions, incurring or guarantying indebtedness, increases in executive, officer or director compensation, capital expenditures and other investments. The Company was in compliance of such covenants as of September 30, 2021.

 

 

Fifth Third Credit Facility - Resource Plus

 

One of the Company's consolidated subsidiaries, Resource Plus of North Florida, Inc. ("Resource Plus"), is a party to a revolving line of credit facility (the "Fifth Third Credit Facility") from Fifth Third Bank for $3.5 million, which is currently scheduled to expire on June 16, 2022. 

 

Revolving loans of up to $3.5 million are available to Resource Plus under the Fifth Third Credit Facility based upon the borrowing base formula defined in the applicable loan agreement (principally 80% of "eligible" accounts receivable less certain reserves). As of September 30, 2021, there was no outstanding balance. The Fifth Third Credit Facility is secured by substantially all assets of Resource Plus.

 

The Fifth Third Credit Facility currently requires Resource Plus to pay interest on the loans thereunder equal to (A) the Daily LIBOR Rate (as defined in the applicable loan agreement) per annum, plus (B) two hundred fifty basis points (2.50%). On September 30, 2021, the aggregate interest rate under that formula was 3.6% per annum. The Fifth Third Credit Facility contains a debt service charge coverage ratio financial covenant requiring Resource Plus to maintain a minimum ratio of 1.2 for available cash flow to fixed charges, as defined in the agreement. Resource Plus was not in compliance with the covenant as of September 30, 2021 and has obtained a waiver from Fifth Third Bank.

 

Resource Plus - Seller Notes

 

Effective with the closing of the Resource Plus acquisition, the Company entered into promissory notes with the sellers totaling $2.3 million. The notes are payable in annual installments at various amounts due on December 31st of each year starting with December 31, 2018 and continuing through December 31, 2023. As such these notes are classified as both short term and long term for the appropriate amounts. The total balance owed at  September 30, 2021 was approximately $1.3 million.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

International Credit Facilities

 

SPARFACTS Australia Pty. Ltd. has a secured line of credit facility with National Australia Bank, effective October 31, 2017, for $800,000 (Australian) or approximately $586,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The facility provides for borrowing based upon a formula, as defined in the applicable loan agreement (principally 80% of eligible accounts receivable less certain deductions). The outstanding balance with National Australia Bank as of  September 30, 2021 was $83,000 (Australian) or $61,000 USD and is due on demand.

 

SPAR China has secured a loan with Construction Bank for 1.0 million Chinese Yuan or approximately $155,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The loan will expire May 31, 2022. The annual interest rate was 4.25% as of September 30, 2021. The outstanding balance with Construction Bank as of September 30, 2021 was 1.0 million Chinese Yuan or $155,000 USD and is due on demand.

 

SPAR China has secured a loan with People's Bank of China for 1.0 million Chinese Yuan or approximately $155,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The loan will expire June 7, 2022. The annual interest rate was 3.65% as of September 30, 2021. The outstanding balance with People's Bank of China as of September 30, 2021 was 1.0 million Chinese Yuan or $155,000 USD and is due on demand.

 

SPAR China has secured a loan with Industrial Bank for 3.0 million Chinese Yuan or approximately $465,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The loan will expire December 17, 2021. The annual interest rate was 6.0% as of September 30, 2021. The outstanding balance with Industrial Bank as of September 30, 2021 was 3.0 million Chinese Yuan or $465,000 USD and is due on demand.

 

Effective February 4, 2020, SPAR Todopromo established a line of credit facility with Ve Por Mas for 8.0 million Mexican Pesos or approximately $400,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The line expires on February 2022. The variable interest rate is TIIE plus 3.0% resulting in a rate of 7.5% as of September 30, 2021. There was no outstanding balance as of September 30, 2021.

 

SPAR Todopromo has secured a line of credit facility with BBVA Bancomer for 7.5 million Mexican Pesos, or approximately $375,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The revolving line of credit expires May 2022. The variable interest rate is TIIE plus 5.2% resulting in a rate of 9.5% as of September 30, 2021. There was no outstanding balance as of September 30, 2021.

 

  

Interest Rate

                         
  

as of

                         
  

September 30, 2021

  

2021

  

2022

  

2023

  

2024

  

2025

  

2026

 

Australia - National Australia Bank

  6.56%  61   -   -   -   -   - 

China- Construction Bank

  4.25%  155   -   -   -   -   - 

China- People's Bank of China

  3.65%  155   -   -   -   -   - 

China- Industrial Bank

  6.00%  465   -   -   -   -   - 

USA - North Mill Capital

  5.25%  12,692   -   -   -   -   - 

USA - Resource Plus Seller Notes

  1.85%  300   300   700   -   -   - 

Total

     $13,828  $300  $700  $-  $-  $ 

 

Summary of Unused Company Credit and Other Debt Facilities (in thousands):

 

  

September 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Unused Availability:

        

United States / Canada

 $5,807  $10,238 

Australia

  526   262 

Mexico

  775   463 

Total Unused Availability

 $7,108  $10,963 

 

Management believes that based upon the continuation of the Company's existing credit facilities, projected results of operations, vendor payment requirements and other financing available to the Company (including amounts due to affiliates), sources of cash availability should be manageable and sufficient to support ongoing operations over the next year. However, delays in collection of receivables due from any of the Company's major clients, or a significant reduction in business from such clients could have a material adverse effect on the Company's cash resources and its ongoing ability to fund operations.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

 

6.

Related-Party Transactions

 

SPAR's policy respecting approval of transactions with related persons, promoters and control persons is contained in the SPAR Group Code of Ethical Conduct for its Directors, Executives, Officers, Employees, Consultants and other Representatives Amended and Restated (as of) March 15, 2018 (the "Ethics Code"). The Ethics Code is intended to promote and reward honest, ethical, respectful and professional conduct by each director, executive, officer, employee, consultant and other representative and each other Covered Person (as defined in the Ethics Code) in his or her position with the Company anywhere in the world, including (among other things) serving each customer, dealing with each vendor and treating each other with integrity and respect, and behaving honestly, ethically and professionally with each customer, each vendor, each other and the Company. Article II of the Ethics Code specifically prohibits various forms of self-dealing (including dealing with relatives) and collusion and Article V of the Ethics Code generally prohibits each "Covered Person" (including SGRP's officers and directors) from using or disclosing the Confidential Information of the Company or any of its customers or vendors, seeking or accepting anything of value from any competitor, customer, vendor, or other person relating to doing business with the Company, or engaging in any business activity that conflicts with his or her duties to the Company, and directs each "Covered Person" to avoid any activity or interest that is inconsistent with the best interests of the SPAR Group, in each case except for any "Approved Activity" (as such terms are defined in the Ethics Code). Examples of violations include (among other things) having any ownership interest in, acting as a director or officer of or otherwise personally benefiting from business with any competitor, customer or vendor of the Company other than pursuant to any Approved Activity. Approved Activities include anything disclosed to and approved by SGRP's Board of Directors (the "Board"), its Governance Committee or its Audit Committee, as required and as the case may be, as well as the ownership, board, executive and other positions held in and services and other contributions to affiliates of SGRP and its subsidiaries by certain directors, officers or employees of SGRP, any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective family members. The Governance Committee and Audit Committee are each required to consist solely of independent outside directors (see Domestic Related Party Services, Affinity Insurance and Related Reimbursement Dispute, International Related Party Services, Other Related Party Transactions and Arrangements, and SBS Bankruptcy, Settlement and March 2020 Claim, below, and Item 4 - Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting).

 

SPAR's Audit Committee has the specific duty and responsibility to review and approve the overall fairness to the Company and terms of all material related-party transactions and payments. The Audit Committee receives affiliate contracts and amendments thereto for its review and approval (to the extent approval is given), and these contracts are periodically (often annually) again reviewed, in accordance with the Audit Committee Charter, the Ethics Code, the rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq"), and other applicable law to ensure that the overall economic and other terms will be (or continue to be) no less favorable to the Company than would be the case in an arms-length contract with an unrelated provider of similar services (i.e., its overall fairness to the Company, including pricing, payments to related parties, and the ability to provide services at comparable performance levels). The Audit Committee periodically reviews all related party relationships and transactions described below. See Item 4 - Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financials Reporting, below.

 

 

Domestic Related Party Transactions

 

National Merchandising Services, LLC ("NMS"), is a consolidated domestic subsidiary of the Company and is owned jointly by SPAR through its indirect ownership of 51% of the NMS membership interests and by National Merchandising of America, Inc. ("NMA"), through its ownership of the other 49% of the NMS membership interests. Mr. Edward Burdekin is the Chief Executive Officer and President and a director of NMS and also is an executive officer and director of NMA. Ms. Andrea Burdekin, Mr. Burdekin's wife, is the sole stockholder and a director of NMA and a director of NMS. NMA is an affiliate of the Company but is not under the control of or consolidated with the Company. Mr. Burdekin also owns 100% of National Store Retail Services ("NSRS"). Since September 2018, NSRS provided substantially all the domestic merchandising specialist field force used by NMS. For those services, NMS agrees to reimburse NSRS certain costs for providing those services plus a premium ranging from 4.0% to 10.0% of certain costs as discussed below. Effective July 1, 2021, those services were no longer provided by NSRS and are currently provided by National Remodel & Setup Services, LLC ("NRSS") under the same arrangements. Ms. Burdekin owns 100% of NRSS.

 

Also, NMS leases office and operational space that is owned personally by Mr. Burdekin. The lease expense is $2,000 a month. While there is no formal signed agreement, there is no expected change to the arrangement.

 

Resource Plus is a consolidated domestic subsidiary of the Company and is owned jointly by SGRP through its indirect ownership of 51% of the Resource Plus membership interests and by Mr. Richard Justus through his ownership of the other 49% of the Resource Plus membership interests. Mr. Justus has a 50% ownership interest in RJ Holdings which owns the buildings where Resource Plus is headquartered and operates. Both buildings are subleased to Resource Plus.

 

International Related Party Services

 

SGRP Meridian (Pty), Ltd. ("Meridian") is a consolidated international subsidiary of the Company and is owned 51% by SGRP, 23% by Friedshelf 401 Proprietary Limited and 26% by Lindicom Empowerment Holdings Proprietary Limited. Mr. Adrian Wingfield, who is a Director of CMR Meridian, is one of the beneficial owners of Merhold Holding Trust ("MHT"). MHT owns the building where Meridian is headquartered.

 

SPAR Todopromo is a consolidated international subsidiary of the Company and is owned 51% by SGRP and 49% by the following individuals: Mr. Juan F. Medina Domenzain ("JFMD"), Juan Medina Staines, Julia Cesar Hernandez Vanegas, and Jorge Medina Staines. Mr. Juan F. Medina Domenzain is an officer and director of SPAR Todopromo and is also majority shareholder (90%) of CONAPAD ("CON") which had supplied administrative and operational consulting support to SPAR Todopromo from 2016 to November 2020.

 

JFMD also leased a warehouse to SPAR Todopromo. The lease expense is 85,000 per month Mexican Pesos or approximately $4,000 USD (based upon the exchange rate at September 30, 2021). The lease expires on December 31, 2021.

 

SPAR BSMT is owned 51% by the Company, 39% by JK Consultoria Empresarial Ltda.-ME, a Brazilian limitada ("JKC"), and 10% by EILLC. In November 2020, SPAR BSMT hired Peter Brown as a consultant to provide Brazil acquisition strategy services to SPAR BSMT, with a one-time initiation fee of $30,000 Brazilian Real and a monthly fee of $15,000 Brazilian Real effective December 1, 2020. 

 

JKC is owned by Mr. Jonathan Dagues Martins, a Brazilian citizen and resident ("JDM") and his sister, Ms. Karla Dagues Martins, a Brazilian citizen and resident. JDM is the Chief Executive Officer and President of each SPAR Brazil company pursuant to a Management Agreement between JDM and SPAR BSMT dated September 13, 2016. JDM also is a director of SPAR BSMT. Accordingly, JKC and JDM are each a related party respecting the Company. EILLC is owned by Mr. Peter W. Brown, a director of SPAR BSMT and SGRP. 

 

SPAR BSMT has contracted with Ms. Karla Dagues Martins, JDM's sister and a part owner of SPAR BSMT, to handle the labor litigation cases for SPAR BSMT and its subsidiaries. These legal services are being provided to them by Ms. Martins' company, Karla Martins Sociedade de Advogados ("KMSA"). Accordingly, Ms. Karla Dagues Martins is considered a related party respecting of the Company.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

Summary of Certain Related Party Transactions

 

The following costs of affiliates were charged to the Company (in thousands):

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Nine Months Ended

 
  

September 30,

  

September 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 

Services provided by affiliates:

                

National Store Retail Services (NSRS)

 $-   1,532  $3,799   3,924 
National Remodel & Setup Services (NRSS)
  2,109   -   2,109   - 

Office lease expenses (Mr. Burdekin)

  6   6   18   18 

Consulting and administrative services (RJ Holdings)

  186   174   628   524 

Office lease expenses (RJ Holdings)

  62   62   186   186 

Office and vehicle lease expenses (MPT)

  16   13   51   40 

Vehicle rental expenses (MCPT)

  12   267   36   847 

Office and vehicle rental expenses (MHT)

  29   65   88   196 

Consulting and administrative services (CON)

  -   8   -   31 

Legal Services (KMSA)

  41   20   71   77 

Warehousing rental (JFMD)

  12   12   36   37 

Consulting and administrative fees (SPARFACTS)

  40   43   178   115 

Total services provided by affiliates

 $2,513  $2,202  $7,200  $5,995 

 

Due to affiliates consists of the following (in thousands):

 

September 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Loans to local investors:

        

China (included in Other Receivables)

 $-  $613 
         

Loans from local investors:(1)

        

Australia

 $562  $586 

Mexico

  623   623 

Brazil

  139   139 

China

  1,762   1,746 

South Africa

  364   415 

Resource Plus

  266   266 

Total due to affiliates

 $3,716  $3,775 

 

(1)

Represent loans from the local investors into the Company's subsidiaries (representing their proportionate share of working capital loans). The loans have no payment terms and are due on demand and as such have been classified as current liabilities in the Company's consolidated financial statements.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

 

Bartels' Retirement and Director Compensation

 

William H. Bartels retired as an employee of the Company as of January 1, 2020. However, he continues to serve as a member of SPAR's Board, a position he has held since July 8, 1999. Mr. Bartels is also one of the founders and a significant stockholder of SGRP.

 

Effective as of January 18, 2020, SPAR's Governance Committee proposed and unanimously approved the following benefits for the five year period commencing January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2024 (the "Five Year Period"), for Mr. Bartels in connection with his retirement: (a) retirement payments of $100,000 per year ("Retirement Compensation"); (b) the then applicable regular non-employee director fees ("Regular Fees"), currently $55,000 per year, and a supplemental Board fee of $50,000 per year ("Supplemental Fees"); and (c) the same medical, dental, eye and life insurance benefits he received as of December 31, 2019, under an arrangement whereby Mr. Bartels shared part of the cost of Medicare and supplemental health benefits, currently valued at approximately $15,588 per year ("Medical Benefits"); in each case paid in accordance with SGRP's payroll schedule and policies, and payable whether or not Mr. Bartels remains a director of SGRP for any reason.

 

Based on current rates and benefits, the aggregate value of such compensation, fees and benefits payable to Mr. Bartels will be approximately $220,558 per year and a total of $1,102,790 for the Five-Year Period. The Company recognized $700,000 of retirement benefits during the year ended December 31, 2020, representing the present value of the future Retirement Compensation, Supplemental Fees and Medical Benefits payments due Mr. Bartels. 

 

Other Related Party Transactions and Arrangements

 

SPAR Business Services, Inc. ("SBS") and SPAR InfoTech, Inc. ("Infotech") are related parties and affiliates of SGRP, but are not under the control or part of the consolidated Company. SBS is an affiliate because it is owned by SBS LLC, which in turn is beneficially owned by Robert G. Brown, director, chairman of the Board, and significant shareholder of SGRP. Infotech is an affiliate because it is owned principally by Robert G. Brown. In July 1999, SMF, SBS and Infotech entered into a perpetual software ownership agreement providing that each party independently owned an undivided share of and has the right to unilaterally license and exploit certain portions of the Company's proprietary scheduling, tracking, coordination, reporting and expense software are co-owned with SBS and Infotech and each entered into a non-exclusive royalty-free license from the Company to use certain "SPAR" trademarks in the United States. 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

 

7.

Preferred Stock

 

SGRP's certificate of incorporation authorizes it to issue 3,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.01 per share, which may have such preferences and priorities over the SGRP Common Stock and other rights, powers and privileges as the Company's Board of Directors may establish at its discretion. The Company has created and authorized the issuance of a maximum of 3,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to SGRP's Certificate of Designation of Series "A" Preferred Stock (the "SGRP Series A Preferred Stock"), which have dividend and liquidation preferences, have a cumulative dividend of 10% per year, are redeemable at the Company's option and are convertible at the holder's option (and without further consideration) on a one-to-one basis into SGRP Common Stock. The Company issued 554,402 of SGRP shares to affiliated retirement plans, which were all converted into common shares in 2011 (including dividends earned thereon), leaving 2,445,598 shares of remaining authorized SGRP Series A Preferred Stock. At September 30, 2021no shares of SGRP Series A Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding.

 

 

8.

Stock-Based Compensation and Other Plans

 

As of September 30, 2021, there were awards representing 600,000 shares of SGRP's Common Stock that had been granted under the 2018 Plan (313,750 of which remain outstanding), and awards representing 874,087 shares of SGRP's Common Stock outstanding under the 2008 Plan. After May 31, 2019, the 2018 Plan ended, and no further grants can be made under the 2018 Plan respecting such shares of SGRP's Common Stock. 

 

The Company recognized $174,000 and $40,000 in stock-based compensation expense relating to stock option awards during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The tax benefit available from stock-based compensation expense related to stock option during both the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately $43,000 and $10,000 respectively. The Company recognized $457,000 and $109,000 in stock-based compensation expense relating to stock option awards during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The tax benefit available from stock-based compensation expense related to stock option during both the nine months ended  September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately $114,000 and $27,000 respectively. As of September 30, 2021, total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to stock options was $514,000

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized approximately $29,000 and $0, respectively of stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock. The tax benefit available to the Company from stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock during the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately $7,000 and $0, respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized approximately $47,000 and $0, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock. The tax benefit available to the Company from stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately $12,000 and $0, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, there was $103,000 unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to unvested restricted stock awards.

 

2020 Plan

 

The Board authorized and approved the revised proposed 2020 stock compensation plan of SGRP (the "2020 Plan"), which was submitted to and approved by SGRP's stockholders at the Special Meeting of SGRP's stockholders on January 19, 2021 (the "2020 Plan Effective Date"). The 2020 Plan became effective immediately upon such approval, and the 2020 Plan will govern all options issued thereafter. 

 

The 2020 Plan: (a) has four-month term from the 2020 Plan Effective Date (as defined below) through May 1, 2021 (the "20-21 Period"); (b) provides for the issuance of "non-qualified" option awards to purchase shares of SGRP's Common Stock ("SGRP Shares") aggregating: (i) 550,000 SGRP Shares plus (ii) 50,000 SGRP Shares for each of up to the first three additional new Directors during the period December 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021 (for a possible total of 700,000 SGRP Shares) available for future Awards during the 20-21 Period as outlined below (the "20-21 Maximum") under 2020 Plan.; Since one new director joined the Board on the 2020 Plan Effective Date, 600,000 SGRP Shares were available for Awards on the 2020 Plan Effective Date. 

 

The 2020 Plan: required the Company to issue as of the 2020 Plan: Effective Date new awards for options to purchase: (i) an aggregate of 125,000 SGRP Shares to 19 employees (other than the Named Executive Officers) in individual amounts designated by the Board; (ii) 10,000 SGRP Shares to each of Panagiotis N. Lazaretos, Igor Novgorodtsev, Robert G. Brown, and Arthur H. Baer (each a director); and (iii) 50,000 SGRP Shares to each member of the Board of Directors on the Effective Date of the Plan. Those options were granted by the Board on February 4, 2021. The 2020 Plan was terminated on May 1, 2021, and no further options were granted under it.

 

Summary of the 2020 Plan

 

Awards granted prior to the end the final term of the 2020 Plan shall continue to be governed by the 2020 Plan (which 2020 Plan shall continue in full force and effect for that purpose).

 

The employees, officers and directors of the Company providing services to the Company (collectively, the "Participants") under the 2020 Plan may be (and under the 2018 Plan may have been) granted certain Equity Compensation Awards based on SGRP Shares. There are approximately 120 employees, officers and directors who currently meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the 2020 Plan.

 

Like the 2018 Plan, the 2020 Plan permits the granting of awards consisting of NQSOs. However (unlike the 2018 Plan and 2008 Plan), the 2020 Plan does not permit granting ISOs, SARs, Restricted Stock and RSUs.

 

2021 Plan

 

On June 4, 2021, the Board and the Board's Compensation Committee (the "Compensation Committee") approved the revised proposed 2021 Stock Compensation Plan of SPAR Group, Inc. (the "2021 Plan") for submission, approval and ratification by the Company's stockholders at their Annual Meeting on August 12, 2021. At that meeting, the 2021 Plan was ratified and approved by the Company's stockholders and became effective immediately on August 12, 2021 (the "2021 Plan Effective Date"), through May 31, 2022 (the "2021 Period").

 

The 2021 Plan provides for the issuance of Awards for NQSOs and RSUs (as defined below) respecting shares of SGRP's Common Stock ("SGRP Shares") covering up to a total of 400,000 SGRP Shares ("Maximum Award") under the 2021 Plan ("New Awards") to, in or otherwise respecting SGRP Shares ("New Award Shares") so long as the New Award Shares covered by each proposed New Award or group of New Awards in the aggregate (NQSOs plus RSUs) do not at the time of the proposed issuance exceed the Maximum Award and the RSU component does not exceed 150,000 New Award Shares.

 

Under the 2021 Plan, the Company (through its Compensation Committee with Board approval) may from time-to-time grant Awards in the form of nonqualified stock options ("NQSOs"). However, unlike the 2008 Plan and 2018 Plan, the 2021 Plan does not permit the granting of incentive stock options ("ISOs"), stock appreciation rights based on SGRP Shares ("SARs"), or restricted SGRP Shares ("Restricted Stock"). The 2020 Plan described below was limited to Awards of NQSOs.

 

As of August 12, 2021, there were RSU Awards respecting 58,011 shares of SGRP's Common Stock that had been granted under the 2021 Plan (all of which remained outstanding). As of September 30, 2021, there were no awards granted under the 2021 plan, there were Awards respecting 565,000 shares of SGRP's Common Stock that had been granted under the 2020 Plan (all of which remained outstanding), there were Awards respecting 600,000 shares of SGRP's Common Stock that had been granted under the 2018 Plan (365,000 of which remained outstanding), and Awards respecting 1,085,812 shares of SGRP's Common Stock remain outstanding under the 2008 Plan. After May 1, 2021, no further grants can be made under the 2020 Plan respecting shares of SGRP's Common Stock. After May 31, 2019, the 2018 Plan ended and no further grants can be made under the 2018 Plan respecting shares of SGRP's Common Stock. As of September 30, 2021 there were no awards available for grant under the 2008 plan, and there have been no awards granted under the 2021 Plan/

 

Nasdaq Rules permit the grant of options, RSUs and other stock-based awards outside of stockholder approved plans to induce executives to accept employment with the Corporation. Such inducement awards require Board approval, but do not require stockholder approval, and the Corporation has made inducement awards of stock options and RSUs. See Inducement Stock Award Summary, below.

 

Summary of the 2021 Plan

 

The 2021 Plan, 2020 Plan and 2018 Plan and information regarding options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock and restricted stock units granted thereunder are summarized below, but these descriptions are subject to and are qualified in their entirety by the full text of the 2021 Plan, 

 

Unless again amended and extended (as approved by SGRP's stockholders), the 2021 Plan terminates on May 31, 2022, and thereafter no further Awards may be made under it unless additional time and shares are added to it in an amendment approved by the Board and stockholders if and as required pursuant to the 2021 Plan and Applicable Law. Awards granted prior to May 31, 2022, will continue to be governed by the 2021 Plan (and 2021 Plan shall continue in full force and effect for that purpose).

 

All Awards issued under the 2020 Plan, 2018 Plan, 2008 Plan, 2000 Plan and 1995 Plan (collectively, the "Prior Plans") and still outstanding on the 2021 Plan Effective Date respecting the covered shares of Common Stock shall continue to be governed by the Prior Plans, other than to the extent Awards issued under the Prior Plans have been exercised or the end of applicable vesting or similar restrictions have been reached, and except as Awards issued under the Prior Plans may otherwise be modified under the 2021 Plan.

 

The 2021 Plan sets and limits the maximum number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued pursuant to Awards made under the 2021 Plan to the 2021 Maximum during the 2021 Period, subject to adjustment as provided in the 2021 Plan (see below).

 

The employees, officers and directors of the Company (collectively, the "Participants") under the 2021 Plan may be (and under the 2020 Plan and 2018 Plan may have been) granted certain Equity Compensation Awards based on SGRP Shares ("Awards"). There are approximately 828 employees, officers and directors of the Company who currently meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the 2021 Plan.

 

Like the 2020 Plan and the 2018 Plan, the 2021 Plan permits the granting of Awards consisting of non-qualified options to purchase shares of SGRP Shares Common Stock ("NQSOs" or "Options"). Like the 2018 Plan and 2008 Plan (but unlike the 2020 Plan), the 2021 Plan permits granting of both NQSOs and RSUs. However, unlike the 2018 Plan and 2008 Plan (but like the 2020 Plan), the 2021 Plan will NOT permit granting Options that qualify under Section 422 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended (the "Code") for treatment as incentive stock options ("Incentive Stock Options" or "ISOs"), stock appreciation rights based on SGRP Shares ("SARs"), or restricted SGRP Shares ("Restricted Stock").

 

Awards

 

Future participants in the 2021 Plan and the amounts of their future allotments will be recommended by the Compensation Committee and determined by the Board in its discretion subject to any restrictions in the 2021 Plan or the applicable individual written agreement containing the Award terms (the "Contract").

 

Option Awards under the 2021 Plan expire on the fifth anniversary of grant or sooner as provided in the 2021 Plan, whether or not vested. Once vested under the 2021 Plan, RSU Awards do not expire. Under the 2021 Plan: (i) each stock option Award must vest over a four (4) year period following the date of grant in four (4) equal amounts annually starting on the first anniversary of the grant date; (ii) any RSU Award granted to an employee shall vest over a three (3) year period following the date of grant annually in three (3) equal amounts starting on the first anniversary of the RSU grant date; and (iii) any RSU Award granted to a Director shall vest over a one (1) year period following the date of grant in four (4) equal amounts quarterly with one installment vesting at the end of each three (3) month period following the date of the RSU grant date.

 

Inducement Stock Award Summary

 

Nasdaq Rules permit the grant of individualized options, RSUs and other stock-based awards outside of stockholder approved plans to induce executives to accept employment with the Corporation. Such inducement awards require Board approval, but do not require stockholder approval. See Recent Inducement Awards, below.

 

On August 2, 2021 as an inducement to Ron Lutz to become the Corporation's Chief Global Commercial Officer, the Corporation granted to Mr. Lutz RSU Awards issued and effective on that date having a fair market value of $50,000 (i.e., respecting 26,882 SGRP Shares at $1.86 per share) as of that date and vesting in one year.

 

On August 2, 2021 as an inducement to William Linnane to become the Corporation's Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, the Corporation granted to Mr. Linnane RSU Awards issued and effective on that date having a fair market value of $50,000 (i.e., respecting 26,882 SGRP Shares at $1.86 per share) as of that date and vesting in one year.

 

On February 22, 2021, as an inducement to Mike Matacunas to become the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer and a Director, the Corporation granted to Mr. Matacunas Awards consisting of: (a) nonqualified option Awards to acquire 630,000 SGRP shares at $1.90 per share; and (b) RSU Awards issued and effective (i) on that date having a fair market value of $50,000 (i.e., respecting 26,315 SGRP Shares at $1.90 per share) as of that date and vesting in one year; and (ii) on May 15, 2022, and on May 15 of each following year through 2031, provided that Grantee is then still employed as the CEO of the Corporation on such date, RSUs having a Fair Market Value of $100,000 on each such date, which shall be automatically issued and effective and shall be recorded by the Corporation on its books and records on each such date. Each of his RSU Awards vests one year after issuance. His Option Award vests on February 22, 2022. 

 

On August 31, 2020, as an inducement to Fay DeVriese to become the Corporation's Chief Financial Officer and a Director, the Corporation granted to Ms. DeVriese an Award consisting of nonqualified options to acquire 200,000 SGRP shares at $0.85 per share, vesting twenty-five percent (25%) of the total number of shares of Common Stock subject hereto on August 31, 2021, and the balance of the Option shall thereafter vest and become exercisable in a series of three successive equal annual installments upon the Optionee's completion of each additional year of employment over the three year period following August 31, 2021, such that the balance of the Option will be fully vested on August 31, 2024.

 

 

9.

Commitments and Contingencies

 

Legal Matters

 

The Company is a party to various legal actions and administrative proceedings arising in the normal course of business. In the opinion of Company's management, resolution of these matters is not anticipated to have a material adverse effect on the Company or its estimated or desired affiliates, assets, business, clients, capital, cash flow, credit, expenses, financial condition, income, legal costs, liabilities, liquidity, locations, marketing, operations, prospects, sales, strategies, taxation or other achievement, results or condition.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

Affinity Insurance and Related Reimbursement Dispute

 

SPAR Marketing Force, Inc. ("SMF"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGRP that provides merchandising and marketing service to its clients throughout the United States through (among other things) services provided by others, is owed $675,000 for security deposit advances and $226,000 for quarterly premium advances made by SMF to SPAR Administrative Services, Inc. ("SAS") (as described below).

 

Affinity Insurance Company, Ltd. ("Affinity") is a captive insurance company that provides insurance and reinsurance products to its shareholders and their affiliates in exchange for payment of premium installments, posting of security collateral and other requirements, and subject to adjustments and assessments. SAS is a shareholder and member of Affinity and has been since approximately 2000. SMF became a direct shareholder and member of Affinity in March 2018 to directly procure insurance for the domestic employees of the Company.

 

The business services SAS provided to, or on behalf of, SMF included insurance coverages for SMF and other SGRP employees domestically for SAS' field administrators and other employees and for the field specialists provided by SBS to SMF through the termination by SMF of SBS’ services effective on or about July 31, 2018, all in connection with services provided by SMF to its clients. In connection with the business services provided by SAS, and based on arrangements between the parties, the Affinity insurance premiums for such coverage were ultimately charged (through SAS) for their fair share of the costs of that insurance to SMF, SAS (which then charges the Company) and SBS.

 

At the time SMF terminated SAS's services, the security deposit that SAS provided to Affinity to procure insurance coverage on behalf of SMF was approximately $965,000. SMF financed approximately $675,000 of that security deposit. During the year ended December 31, 2020, SAS received $426,795 of the security deposit refund in cash and applied almost all the remaining balance toward various fees as payments. SMF has demanded repayment of its advances to SAS from refunds received from Affinity, but SAS has refused. SAS has recently stated it has no funds available to remit to SMF. SAS has acknowledged owing these advances to SMF.

 

In a related matter, SMF also advanced monies to SAS to fund the payments that SAS was obligated to pay to Affinity for quarterly premium installments. SMF advanced and SAS accrued a liability of approximately $226,000 for monies advanced by SMF to SAS for such quarterly premium installments. Affinity is obligated to refund any excess premiums and in fact in May of 2020, Affinity refunded $94,414 of those premium payments to SAS.

 

On July 8, 2020, the Company issued a demand notice to SAS for the return of $901,000 (the $675,000 security advances and the $226,000 premium advances) but to-date SAS has not complied with this demand. The Company has subsequently prepared the draft of a complaint to be filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Westchester County, New York, seeking appropriate relief and recovery from SAS and other related parties. Filing of the complaint is still pending.

 

The Company recorded a reserve for the full $901,000 in such receivables in 2018 but has not and will not release SAS' obligations to repay those amounts.

 

SAS is claiming alleged ongoing post-termination expenses, but SMF believes that no post-termination expenses are required to be paid to SAS for its expenses following the termination of SAS' services two years ago in July 2018.

 

See SBS Bankruptcy, Settlement and March 2020 Claim in Note 9 -- Legal Matters, below.

 

Advancement Claims

 

On December 3, 2018, Robert G. Brown demanded advancement from SGRP for his proportionate share of the legal fees and expenses incurred by him in connection with related party litigation matters that have been settled (the "Brown Advancement Demand"). Counsel advised that Brown had been sued as a stockholder and conspirator in such action against him, and not as a director, that Brown was not a director at the time, and did not believe Brown could reasonably succeed in a lawsuit for advancement. SGRP, with the support of its Audit Committee, rejected the Brown Advancement Demand.

 

On January 27, 2019, Mr. Robert G. Brown sent a draft of his proposed Delaware litigation complaint threatening to sue SGRP respecting the Brown Advancement Demand, which he repeated on February 2, 2019. Mr. Brown on several occasions sent copies of that complaint to SGRP in 2020; and filed his complaint on his own behalf in the Delaware Court of Chancery on September 17, 2020; however, through September 30, 2021, no such complaint has been properly served by Mr. Brown. SGRP continues to deny the Brown Advancement Demand.

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

SBS Bankruptcy, Settlement and March 2020 Claim

 

In 2019, the Company filed claims against Robert G, Brown's company, SBS, in its federal bankruptcy proceeding in Nevada seeking reimbursement for $378,838 for SMF's funding of certain security deposits and $12,963 for SMF's funding of field payment checks, and $1,839,459 for indemnification of SGRP for its settlement of the class action case filed in 2014 against SBS and the Company in Alameda County, California ("Clothier") and legal costs and an unspecified amount for indemnification of SGRP related to the class action case filed in January 2017 against SBS and SGRP in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ("Hogan") (which SGRP settled in November 2019) and other to be discovered indemnified claims.

 

The Company settled its claims for (among other things) indemnification from SBS in the Clothier case as well as the class action case filed on February 21, 2014 against SBS, Robert G. Brown and William H. Bartels in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ("Rodgers") with SBS pursuant to the Compromise and Settlement Agreement, dated July 26, 2019 (the "Settlement Agreement"). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company settled such claims for $174,097, payable by SBS over 24 monthly installments starting January 1, 2020, and without any interest (collectively, the "Discounted Claim Payments"), and SBS completely released the Company from all obligations that may be owed to SBS, except for the Discounted Claim Payments and the proven Unpaid A/R (as defined in the Settlement Agreement), if any, payable by the Company upon its determination. The Company has paid the proven Unpaid A/R and has no further obligation.

 

The Company recorded the total settlement amount of $174,097 as of December 31, 2019. To date, SBS is in default of all outstanding payments and formal default notices have been sent to SBS. As of this date the Company believes these SBS payments must ultimately be paid by SBS and will continue to evaluate its collectability from SBS and establish reserves as appropriate. As of September 30, 2021, the total settlement amount has been reserved.

 

On March 6, 2020, Robert G. Brown, President, Director and indirect owner of SBS, sent an email communication on behalf of SBS demanding payment of $1,707,374 to SBS from the Company pursuant to the Settlement Agreement (the " March 2020 Claim"). The Company has reviewed the March 2020 Claim and disagrees that any such amount is owed. The Company has not accrued anything respecting Mr. Robert G. Brown's claims.

 

On March 17, 2020, William H. Bartels, Director and significant shareholder of SGRP, made a further demand of claims and expenses owed to Mr. Brown and Mr. Bartels by the Company in connection with, among other matters, the Clothier, Rodgers and Hogan cases. Such additional claims, net of an anticipated reduction, totaled approximately $1.3 million, bringing their total claims to approximately $3 million. The Company has rejected these claims, and believes it was released from all such claims by SBS under the Settlement Agreement.

 

Since February 2021, Mr. Robert G. Brown and Mr. William H. Bartels provided management with a revised list of expenses that increased the implied value of the claims and owed expenses to $5.6 million. Mr. Brown and Mr. Bartels acknowledged that they have not made a formal demand for such increased amounts. The Company continues to reject these claims of any amount and maintains the same position.

 

NMS Bankruptcy 

 

On August 10, 2019, NMS, to protect continuity of its field specialist nationwide, petitioned for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. District for Nevada (the "NMS Chapter 11 Case"). On March 22, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada closed the NMS Chapter 11 Case.

 

 

 

SPAR Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited) (continued)

 

 

10.

Segment Information

 

The Company reports net revenues from operating income by reportable segment. Reportable segments are components of the Company for which separate financial information is available that is evaluated on a regular basis by the chief operating decision maker in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

 

The Company provides similar merchandising, business technology and marketing services throughout the world, operating within two reportable segments, its Domestic division and its international division. The Company uses those divisions to improve its administration and operational and strategic focuses, and it tracks and reports certain financial information separately for each of those divisions. The Company measures the performance of its Domestic and International divisions and subsidiaries using the same metrics. The primary measurement utilized by management is operating profits, historically the key indicator of long-term growth and profitability, as the Company is focused on reinvesting the operating profits of each of its international subsidiaries back into its local markets in an effort to improve market share and continued expansion efforts.

 

The accounting policies of each of the reportable segments are the same as those described in the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies. Management evaluates performance as follows (in thousands):

 

  

Three Months Ended

  

Nine Months Ended

 
  

September 30,

  

September 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 

Revenue:

                

United States

 $28,696  $27,041  $79,623  $72,453 

International

  38,727   31,824   116,073   98,704 

Total revenue

 $67,423  $58,865  $195,696  $171,157 
                 

Operating income:

                

United States

 $1,085  $1,299  $2,176  $1,924 

International

  1,590   2,042   5,106   4,859 

Total operating income

 $2,675  $3,341  $7,282  $6,783 
                 

Interest expense (income):

                

United States

 $144  $158  $