Fenix Parts (FENX) Prelim. Q2 Revenue Flat with Expectations

October 13, 2016 9:24 AM EDT
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Fenix Parts, Inc. (Nasdaq: FENX) announced preliminary second quarter 2016 revenue, provided an update concerning the status of the second quarter review, and reported an inquiry into its accounting and public reporting by the Chicago Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Preliminary Revenue Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016

Consolidated net revenues of Fenix Parts are expected to be approximately $34 million for the second quarter of 2016. The Company will provide full second quarter results upon completion of the second quarter Form 10-Q.

*** The Street sees Q2 revenue of $34.1 million.

Delayed Form 10-Q Filing

The Company has delayed filing its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2016 to complete quarterly review and first-time-through procedures, which are still ongoing. The delay has been, in large part, caused by the complexity of accounting for the Company’s multiple business combinations, the coordination of the transition of responsibilities between the Company’s prior and new independent registered public accounting firms, and additional procedures on purchase accounting and inventory following the Company’s recent receipt of a subpoena from the Chicago Regional Office of the SEC requiring the production of various documents. The SEC inquiry appears to be focused on the Company’s recent change in its independent registered public accounting firm, its previously announced business combinations and related goodwill impairment charge, the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting and its inventory valuation methodology. The Company’s receipt of a subpoena from the SEC does not mean that it has violated the securities laws, and management does not believe that the inquiry will have a material impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flow, but cannot predict the duration or outcome of the inquiry.

As previously announced, on August 23, 2016 the Company received a non-compliance notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market stating the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it had not timely filed its Form 10-Q with the SEC for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Under Nasdaq rules, the Company has 60 days to file the second quarter Form 10-Q or to file a plan of compliance satisfactory to Nasdaq. The Company expects to either file its second quarter Form 10-Q or to file a satisfactory plan of compliance with Nasdaq within the required time.

Kent Robertson, CEO of Fenix Parts, said, “Our recycled auto parts business continues to perform well. Revenue for the second quarter is expected to be approximately $34 million, with improved operating performance, driven by the successful execution of our growth initiatives and continued favorable industry dynamics.”

Mr. Robertson added, “We are working closely with our new auditors to complete the second quarter review. While we regret the delay, we remain focused on growing the business and moving forward.”

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