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Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation


Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

SeaChange International, Inc. (“we” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, was founded on July 9, 1993. We are an industry leader in the delivery of multiscreen, advertising and premium over-the-top video management solutions.  Our software products and services are designed to empower video providers to create, manage and monetize the increasingly personalized, highly engaging experiences that viewers demand.


We continue to realize the savings related to our restructuring activities. In fiscal 2020, we continued to streamline our operations and closed our service organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands. These measures are important steps in restoring us to profitability and positive cash flow. We believe that existing cash and investments and cash expected to be provided by future operating results are adequate to satisfy our working capital, capital expenditure requirements and other contractual obligations for at least the next 12 months.

If our expectations are incorrect, we may need to raise additional funds to fund our operations or take advantage of unanticipated strategic opportunities in order to strengthen our financial position. In the future, we may enter into other arrangements for potential investments in, or acquisitions of, complementary businesses, services or technologies, which could require us to seek additional equity or debt financing. If adequate funds are not available or are not available on acceptable terms, we may not be able to take advantage of market opportunities, to develop new products or to otherwise respond to competitive pressures.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 began to create global business disruptions as well as disruptions in our operations and to create potential negative impacts on our revenues and other financial results. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. The extent to which COVID-19 will impact our financial condition or results of operations is currently uncertain and depends on factors including the impact on our customers, partners, and vendors and on the operation of the global markets in general. Due to our business model, the effect of COVID-19 on our results of operations may also not be fully reflected for some time.

We are currently conducting business with substantial modifications to employee travel, employee work locations, virtualization or cancellation of customer and employee events, and remote sales, implementation, and support activities, among other modifications. These decisions may delay or reduce sales and harm productivity and collaboration. We have observed other companies and governments making similar alterations to their normal business operations, and in general, the markets are experiencing a significant level of uncertainty at the current time. Virtualization of our team’s sales activities could foreclose future business opportunities, particularly as our customers limit spending, which could negatively impact the willingness of our customers to enter into or renew contracts with us. The pandemic has impacted our ability to complete certain implementations, negatively impacting our ability to recognize revenue, and could also negatively impact the payment of accounts receivable and collections. We continue to realize our on-going cost optimization efforts in response to the impact of the pandemic. We may take further actions that alter our business operations as the situation evolves. As a result, the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the operational alterations we have made in response on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and financial results cannot be predicted at this time.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES) Act”).  The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions relating to refundable payroll tax credits, deferment of employer side social security payments, net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, modifications to the net interest deduction limitations and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property.  We continue to examine the impact that the CARES Act may have on our business, including the extent of our Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) loan forgiveness eligibility.

The Paycheck Protection Program

On May 5, 2020, the Company entered into a promissory note (the “Note”) with Silicon Valley Bank (the “Lender”) evidencing an unsecured loan in an aggregate principal amount of $2,412,890 pursuant to the PPP under the CARES Act administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The Note is included in our consolidated balance sheets.

Interest accrues on the Note at a fixed rate of one percent (1%) per annum, with the payment of the first six months of interest and principal deferred and is included in accrued expenses in our consolidated balance sheets. The Note has an initial term of two years, is unsecured and is guaranteed by the SBA. The Company may apply to the Lender for forgiveness of the Note, with the amount which may be forgiven equal to the sum of qualifying expenses, including payroll costs, covered rent obligations, and covered utility payments incurred by the Company during the twenty-four week period beginning on May 7, 2020, calculated in accordance with the terms of the CARES Act.

Subject to any forgiveness under the PPP, the Note will mature on May 5, 2022. Beginning on the seven-month anniversary of the date of the Note, the Company is required to make 18 monthly payments of principal and interest. The Note may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The Note provides for customary events of default including, among others, those relating to breaches of the Company’s obligations under the Note, including a failure to make payments, any bankruptcy or similar proceedings involving the Company, and certain material effects on the Company’s ability to repay the Note. The Note may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default.

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard

On October 30, 2020, the Company received a deficiency letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, for the 30 consecutive business days prior to such date, the closing bid price for the Company’s common stock was below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”). The Nasdaq deficiency letter had no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock, and the common stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SEAC” at this time.

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has 180 calendar days from the receipt of the letter, or until April 27, 2021, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If at any time before April 27, 2021, the bid price of the Company’s common stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, the Staff will provide written confirmation that the Company has achieved compliance.

If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement by April 27, 2021, the Company may be afforded a second 180 calendar day period to regain compliance. To qualify, the Company would be required to transfer to The Nasdaq Capital Market, to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, except for the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. In addition, the Company would be required to notify Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period. Following a transfer to The Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company will be afforded the second 180 calendar day period to regain compliance, unless it does not appear to Nasdaq that it is possible for the Company to cure the deficiency. If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement by the end of the compliance period (or the second compliance period, if applicable), the Company’s common stock will become subject to delisting. In the event that the Company receives notice that its common stock is being delisted, the Nasdaq listing rules permit the Company to appeal a delisting determination by the Staff to a hearings panel.

The Company is monitoring the closing bid price of its common stock and may, if appropriate, consider available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, including initiating a reverse stock split. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq Listing Rules.

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). We consolidate the financial statements of our wholly-owned subsidiaries and all intercompany transactions and account balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been omitted pursuant to applicable rules and regulations. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature which were considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The year-end consolidated balance sheet data as of January 31, 2020 was derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and may not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the entire year. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on April 20, 2020.