Xcel Brands
XCel Brands, Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/23/2011 10:46:55)

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

x    QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER : 0-21419

XCEL BRANDS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware
 
76-0307819
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Incorporation or Organization)
   

475 Tenth Ave, 4 th Floor 
New York, NY 10018
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(347)-532-5891
(Issuer's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

NetFabric Holdings, Inc
117 Randolph Avenue, 
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
 (Former name, former address, if changed since last report)

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Exchange Act during the past 12 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 x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files) Yes ¨ No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a small reporting company.

Large accelerated filer ¨
Accelerated filer ¨
   
Non- accelerated filer ¨
Small reporting company x

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

As of November 3, 2011, 5,742,942 shares of common stock, $.001 par value per share, of the issuer were outstanding.
 
 
 

 
 
XCEL BRANDS, INC.

INDEX
 
     
Page
 
         
PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     
         
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
     
         
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    3  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
    4  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
    5  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
    6  
           
 
Notes to Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
    7  
           
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
    20  
           
Item 3.
Controls and Procedures
    24  
           
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
       
           
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
    25  
           
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
    25  
           
Item 5.
Exhibits
    26  
           
 
Signatures
    27  
           
 
Isaac Mizrahi Business Financial Statements
       
 
 
- 2 -

 
 
Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Assets
           
Current Assets:
           
Cash
  $ 4,128,460     $ -  
Accounts receivable
    47,327          
Prepaid expenses
    265,687       -  
Total current  assets
    4,441,474       -  
Property and equipment:
               
Leasehold improvements, furniture & equipment
    1,255,080          
Less: accumulated  depreciation
    1,458       -  
Total property and equipment
    1,253,622       -  
Other Assets:
               
Trademarks and other intangibles, net
    48,229,264          
Deferred finance costs, net
    609,847          
Restricted cash
    175,000       -  
Total other assets
    49,014,111       -  
Total Assets
  $ 54,709,207     $ -  
                 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
               
Current Liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 525,258     $ 21,237  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    137,723       150  
Due to affiliates
    2,510       -  
Current portion of  long term debt
    22,062       -  
Total current liabilities
    687,553       21,387  
Long Term Liabilities:
               
Term loan
    12,282,980          
Seller note
    5,598,526          
Contingent  obligations - due to seller
    18,258,995       -  
Other long term liabilities, less current portion
    1,132,185       -  
Total long term liabilities
    37,272,686       -  
Total Liabilities
    37,960,239       21,387  
                 
Commitments and Contigencies
               
                 
Stockholders' Equity:
               
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding
    -       -  
Common stock, $.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 5,742,952 and 684,899, shares issued and outstanding, respectively
    5,743       685  
Paid in capital
    18,171,604       315  
Accumulated deficit
    (1,428,379 )     (21,387 )
Subscription receivable
    -       (1,000 )
Total stockholders' equity
    16,748,968       (21,387 )
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 54,709,207     $ -  

See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
- 3 -

 
 
Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
   
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2011
   
For the Period
September 23,
2010 (date of
inception) to
September 30,
2010
   
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2011
 
                   
Licensing revenue
  $ 47,327     $ -     $ 47,327  
                         
Expenses
                       
Operating & administrative
    859,196       -       918,823  
Depreciation & amortization
    2,194       -       2,194  
Acquisition and due diligence costs
    620,758       -       952,048  
Total expenses
    1,482,148       -       1,873,066  
                         
Operating loss
    (1,434,821 )     -       (1,825,738 )
                         
Other Income (expenses)
                       
Bargain purchase price
    433,256       -       433,256  
Interest expenses - debt
    (6,288 )     -       (6,288 )
Other interest and finance charges
    (6,977 )     -       (6,977 )
Total other income (expenses)
    419,991       -       419,991  
                         
Net loss before income taxes
    (1,014,830 )     -       (1,405,747 )
                         
Income taxes
    1,070       -       1,245  
                         
Net loss
  $ (1,015,900 )   $ -     $ (1,406,992 )
                         
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
                       
Basic and Diluted:
    998,170       684,899       790,470  
Loss per common share - Basic & Diluted:
  $ (1.02 )   $ -     $ (1.78 )
 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
- 4 -

 
 
Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity
 
   
Common Stock
   
Paid - in
   
Subscription
   
Accumulated
       
   
Share
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Receivable
   
Deficit
   
Total
 
                                     
Balances, September 23, 2010 (date of inception)
    -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
                                                 
Common stock issued to Founder on September 23, 2010 in a private placement
    684,899       685       315       (1,000 )                
                                                 
Net loss for the period ended December 31, 2010
                                    (21,387 )     (21,387 )
                                                 
Balances, December 31, 2010
    684,899       685       315       (1,000 )     (21,387 )     (21,387 )
                                                 
Repayment of subscription receivable in March and June, 2011
                            1,000               1,000  
                                                 
Common stock issued to management  on July 19, 2011 in a private placement
    259,789       260       (260 )                        
                                                 
186,444 shares of common stock and 1,064 warrants issued on September 29, 2011 in connection with recapitalization transaction
    186,444       186       (150,071 )                     (149,885 )
                                                 
47,132 shares issued to former Chairman  in connection with recapitalization transaction
    47,132       47       157,975                       158,022  
                                                 
861,000 shares of common stock and 430,500 warrants to issued in a private placement of September 29, 2011
    861,000       861       4,304,139                       4,305,000  
                                                 
2,759,000 shares of common stock issued on September 29, 2011 in connection with purchase of IM Licensing Business
    2,759,000       2,759       9,212,301                       9,215,060  
                                                 
944,688 shares of common stock issued on September 29, 2011 for acquisition of Earthbound contract in connection with purchase of IM Licensing Business
    944,688       945       3,154,313                       3,155,258  
                                                 
364,377 warrants issued in connection with Term Loan
                    1,217,020                       1,217,020  
                                                 
Compensation expense in connection with stock options and warrants to directors and management
                    589,059                       589,059  
                                                 
Direct costs relating to equity placement, including 9,800 warrants issued to placement agent
                    (313,187 )                     (313,187 )
                                                 
Net loss for the period ended September 30, 2011
                                    (1,406,992 )     (1,406,992 )
                                                 
Balances, September 30, 2011 (unaudited)
    5,742,952     $ 5,743     $ 18,171,604     $ -     $ (1,428,379 )   $ 16,748,968  
 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
- 5 -

 
 
Xcel Brands, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2011
   
For the Period
September 23, 2010
(date of inception) to
September 30, 2010
 
Cash flows from operating activities
           
Net loss
  $ (1,406,992 )   $ -  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization expense
    2,194          
Amortization of deferred finance costs
    678          
Stock-based compensation
    747,035          
Amortization of Seller note discount
    2,875          
Amortization of contingent obligation discount
    955          
Amortization of other imputed interest
    1,875          
Amortization of senior note discount
    594          
Bargain purchase price
    (433,256 )        
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts Receivable
    (47,327 )        
Prepaid expenses
    (265,687 )     -  
Accounts payable
    504,021       -  
Accrued expenses
    135,102       -  
Due to affiliates
    2,510       -  
Net cash used in operating activities
    (755,423 )     -  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities
               
Acquisition of Isaac Mizrahi Trademarks & related intangible property and tangible property and equipment
    (10,173,568 )        
Restricted cash for security deposit
    (175,000 )        
Payment of assumed obligation of Seller
    (1,500,000 )     -  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (11,848,568 )     -  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities
               
Proceeds from term loan
    13,500,000          
Proceeds from sale of common stock and warrants
    4,305,000          
Deferred finance costs
    (610,525 )        
Payment of expenses related to equity & recapitalization
    (463,024 )        
Repayment of subscription receivable.
    1,000       -  
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities
    16,732,451       -  
                 
Net increase in cash
    4,128,460       -  
                 
Cash, beginning of period
    -       -  
                 
Cash, end of period
  $ 4,128,460     $ -  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash information
               
Subscription receivable issued for common stock, net
  $ -     $ 1,000  
Value of common stock issued to Sellers as partial consideration in the acquisition of Isaac Mizrahi Business
    9,215,060       -  
Value of common stock issued to Earthbound as partial consideration in the acquisition of Isaac Mizrahi Business
    3,155,258       -  
Issuance of Seller Notes as partial consideration in the acquisition of Isaac Mizrahi Business (net of debt discount - see Note 4)
    5,595,651       -  
Contingent obligations relating to acquisition of Isaac Mizrahi Business
    18,258,995       -  
Assumed Other Long Term liabilities as partial consideration of the Isaac Mizrahi  Business
    1,132,167       -  
Value of equipment and software received from Earthbound
    71,000       -  
Assumed capitalized lease obligation
    22,080       -  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information,
               
Cash paid during the period for income taxes
  $ -     $ -  
Cash paid during the period for interest
  $ 122,568     $ -  
 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
- 6 -

 
 
XCEL BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011
 
1. Nature of Business and Management’s Business Plans
 
Xcel Brands, Inc (formerly named NetFabric Holdings, Inc.) ("Xcel", “we”, “our” or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on August 31, 1989.  
 
On September 29, 2011, the Company then known as NetFabric Holdings, Inc., XCel Brands, Inc., a privately held Delaware corporation (“Old XCel”), NetFabric Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Acquisition Corp.”) and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company   , and certain stockholders of the Company entered into an Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Acquisition Corp. was merged with and into Old XCel, with Old XCel surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).  Immediately following the Merger, Old Xcel was merged with and into the Company (the “Short Form Merger”) and the Company changed its name to Xcel Brands, Inc.
 
Pursuant to the Merger, the Company (through NetFabric Acquisition Corp.) acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Old XCel in exchange for issuing an aggregate of 944,688 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) to Old XCel’s stockholders at a ratio of 9,446.88 shares of Common Stock for each share of Old XCel common stock outstanding at the effective time of the Merger.  As a result of the Merger and related transactions, Old XCel’s former stockholders and the IM Ready (as defined below)   stockholders became the majority stockholders of the Company.
 
Also in connection with the Merger and related transactions, as more fully described herein, the Company issued (i) 2,759,000 shares of Common Stock to IM Ready-Made, LLC, a New York limited liability company (“IM Ready”), and 944,688 shares of Common Stock to Earthbound, LLC (“Earthbound”), both in satisfaction of Old XCel’s obligations under an asset purchase agreement with IM Ready and (ii) 47,132 shares of Common Stock to Mr. Stephen J. Cole-Hatchard or his designees,   a then-current director of the Company  for his continued service as a director of the Company following the Merger until new directors were appointed to the board of directors of the Company, which appointments were effective on October 17, 2011 and at which point Mr. Cole-Hatchard resigned from the Company’s board of directors.
 
On September 28, 2011, the Company filed an amendment to its certificate of incorporation and affected a 1 for 520.5479607 reverse stock split such that holders of Common Stock prior to the Merger held a total of 186,444 shares of Common Stock and options and warrants to purchase 1,064 shares of Common Stock immediately prior to the Merger.  After giving effect to the Merger, the Offering, the Loan and the transactions related thereto (all as defined and described herein), there were 5,742,952 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as September 29, 2011 (the “Closing Date”).  All numbers of shares of Common Stock referenced herein are on a post-split basis.
 
Additionally, 20,000 of the shares of Common Stock held by Beaufort Ventures, PLC, a principal stockholder of the Company prior to the Merger, are being held in escrow until such time as final determination is made by the Internal Revenue Service of certain Company tax liabilities.  As additional consideration for the Merger, the Company paid $125,000 at the closing of the Merger to the then-current counsel to the Company in order to extinguish certain remaining liabilities of the Company immediately preceding the Merger.
 
2.  Basis of Presentation and Selected Significant Accounting Policies
 
The accompanying unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), except for the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2010, which was derived from audited financial statements of Old Xcel. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America have been omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. However the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the Company's financial position and results of operations.

For financial accounting purposes, the acquisition of Xcel Brands, Inc. was a reverse acquisition of the Company by Xcel Brands, Inc., under the acquisition method of accounting, and was treated as a recapitalization with Xcel as the acquirer. Accordingly, the historical financial data reflect the operations and accumulated deficit of Xcel from inception, and the results of operations of IM Licensing Business from the acquisition date (September 29, 2011) through September 30, 2011.

Management has determined that Old Xcel is the acquiring accounting entity of IM Licensing Business (as discussed in the previous paragraph), and considered in its decision the exchanged property and equity of the merged parties.  Furthermore, management factored in its decision the relative voting rights control, minority voting rights control and concurrent management of the Company.  There is no equity group from within the merged parties with full control.  IM Ready received no voting rights with its issued equity in the merger.  Old Xcel stockholders have a significant minority voting block.  In addition, Old Xcel’s management represents the majority of the current management of the Company.
 
 
- 7 -

 
 
The operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, and period from September 23, 2010 (Old Xcel’s inception) to September 30, 2010, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any other interim period or any future year. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's December 31, 2010 consolidated financial statements, including the notes thereto, which are included in the Company's 8-K filed on October 4, 2011.

Use of Estimates
 
The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In preparing the financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the statements of financial condition and revenues and expenses for the period then ended. Actual results may differ significantly from those estimates.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet for cash and accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.
 
Leasehold improvements, Furniture & Equipment

Furniture and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives, generally 3 to 7 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of their estimated useful lives or the terms of the leases. Betterments and improvements are capitalized while repairs and maintenance are expensed as incurred.

Goodwill, Trademarks and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill represents the excess of cost over the fair value of net assets of businesses acquired. The Company accounts for goodwill under the guidance of the ASC Topic 350 – “Intangibles: Goodwill and Other”. Goodwill and other intangible assets acquired in a purchase business combination and determined to have an indefinite useful life are not amortized, but instead tested for impairment, at least annually, in accordance with this guidance. This guidance also requires that intangible assets with estimable useful lives be amortized over their respective estimated useful lives to their estimated residual values, and reviewed for impairment in accordance with ASC Topic 360 – “Property, Plant and Equipment”.

In accordance with the guidance of ASC Topic 350, long-lived assets, such as property and equipment and purchased intangible assets subject to amortization are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset.

Deferred Finance Costs

Costs incurred in connection with debt offerings are deferred and amortized as interest expense over the term of the related debt using the effective interest method. The amortization expense is included in interest expense in the statements of operations.

Stock Based Compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC Topic 718 by recognizing the fair value of stock-based compensation in the consolidated statement of operations.  The fair value of the Company’s stock option awards are estimated using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. This model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions and elections including expected stock price volatility and the estimated life of each award. In addition, the calculation of compensation costs requires that the Company estimate the number of awards that will be forfeited during the vesting period. The fair value of stock-based awards is amortized over the vesting period of the award.  For stock-based awards that vest based on performance conditions (e.g. achievement of certain milestones), expense is recognized when it is probable that the condition will be met.
 
Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share includes no dilution and is computed by dividing net income (or loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflect, in periods in which they have a dilutive effect, the effect of common shares issuable upon exercise of stock options and warrants. The difference between basic and diluted weighted-average common shares results from the assumption that all dilutive stock options outstanding were exercised.
 
As of September 30, 2011, of the total potentially dilutive shares related to stock options and warrants, 748,550 were anti-dilutive, compared to 0 as of September 30, 2010.
 
Contingent Obligation Earn-out treatment

Management will analyze and quantify the expected earn-out payments over the applicable pay-out period.    This amount would be recorded as an obligation, discounted by the Company’s estimated borrowing rate and will record the difference as imputed interest expense in each period subsequent to the expected payment.  Management will assess no less frequent each reporting period the status of contingent obligations.  Any change in the expected obligation will result in an expense or income in the period in which it is determined fair market value of the carrying value has changed.
 
Recently Issued Accounting Standards

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
 
- 8 -

 
 
3. Trademarks and Other Intangibles, net
 
Trademarks and other intangibles, net consist of the following:
 
       
September 30, 2011
   
December 31, 2010
 
   
Estimated
 
Gross
         
Gross
       
   
Lives in
 
Carrying
   
Accumulated
   
Carrying
   
Accumulated
 
   
Years
 
Amount
   
Amortization
   
Amount
   
Amortization
 
                             
Indefinite life trademarks and copyrights
 
Indefinite
 
$
47,700,000
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Licensing agreements
 
4
   
530,000
     
736
     
-
     
-
 
       
$
48,230,000
   
$
736
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
 
The following table presents amortization expense for Licensing Agreements over the remaining useful life:

Year Ending
 
Carrying Value
   
Amortization Expense
   
Accumulated Amortization
 
December 31, 2011
  $ 530,000     $ 44,900     $ 44,900  
December 31, 2012
    530,000       132,500       177,400  
December 31, 2013
    530,000       132,500       309,900  
December 31, 2014
    530,000       132,500       442,400  
December 31, 2015
    530,000       87,600       530,000  
 
On September 29 th , 2011, the Company completed a transaction in which it acquired substantially all of the licensing rights to the Isaac Mizrahi brands and trademarks from IM Ready-Made, LLC.   See Note 5, Acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business for further details of this transaction.
 
Amortization expense for intangible assets for the Current Quarter and the period from September 23, 2010 and ending September 30, 2011 (“Inception Period”) was $736 and $0, respectively, and $736 and $0 for the Current Nine Months and Inception Period, respectively. The trademarks of Isaac Mizrahi have been determined to have an indefinite useful life and accordingly, consistent with ASC Topic 350, no amortization has been recorded in the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated income statements.
 
4.  Debt
 
The Company’s net carrying amount of debt is comprised of the following:
 
   
September 30,
2011
   
December 31,
2010
 
Term Debt
  $ 12,282,980     $ -  
Seller Note
    5,598,526       -  
Installment obligation
    1,132,167       -  
Capital lease obligation
    22,080       -  
Contingent obligation – due to seller
    18,258,995       -  
Total
    37,294,748       -  
Current portion
    22,062       -  
Total long term liabilities
  $ 37,272,686     $ -  
 
Term Loan
 
On September 29, 2011, IM Brands, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (‘IM Brands”), entered into a five year senior secured facility (the “Loan”) with Midmarket Capital Partners, LLC (“MidMarket”) in the aggregate principal amount of $13,500,000.   The Loan is secured by all of the assets and membership interests of IM Brands, and is be guaranteed by the Company.  The Company paid a closing fee of $405,000 to MidMarket, which was equal to 3% of the committed amount.
 
The principal amount of the Loan is payable as follows:  0% until January 5, 2013, 2.5% on January 5, 2013 through October 5, 2013,; 3.75% on January 5, 2014 through October 5, 2014; 6.25% on January 5, 2015 through October 5, 2015; 12.5% on January 5, 2016 through the maturity date, which is the date that is 5 years after the closing date.
 
Annual principal obligations are as follows:

   
Year Ending December 31,
 
2012
  $ -  
2013
    1,350,000  
2014
    2,025,000  
2015
    3,375,000  
2016
    6,750,000  
Total
  $ 13,500,000  
 
 
- 9 -

 
 
The interest rate on the loan is a fixed rate of 8.5%, payable in cash.
 
Optional Prepayment .  IM Brands may prepay the Loan in whole or in part in increments of $500,000, provided that IM Brands pay the following premiums in connection with the prepayment:
 
Period
 
Applicable Premium
 
First year following the Closing
    3 %
Second year following the Closing
    2 %
Third year following the Closing
    1 %
Fourth year following the Closing
    0 %
 
Mandatory Prepayments.   IM Brands is required to prepay the Loan under the following conditions:  (1) if certain indebtedness is incurred by the Company; (2) if IM Brands undertakes certain asset sales or sales of capital stock, with limited exceptions; or (3) if there is a payment of the benefits of a life insurance policy for Isaac Mizrahi held by the Company.
 
Excess Cash Flow Sweep.   In addition to the Mandatory Prepayments described above, if for any fiscal year ending on or subsequent to December 31, 2012, there is excess cash flow (as defined in the Loan agreements) for such year, then on the payment date following the end of such year, IM Brands is required to make a principal payment on the Loan equal to the lesser of (i) 50% of the excess cash flow or (ii) the positive result of the unencumbered cash and cash equivalents of the Company minus the greater of (x) the Excess Liquidity required to be maintained by IM Brands and (y) $3,000,000.
 
Lender Warrants. At the closing of the Loan, the Company issued to MidMarket seven year warrants (the “Lender Warrants”) to purchase 364,428 shares of the Common Stock, representing 5% of the Common Stock outstanding as of the Closing Date on a fully diluted basis.  The warrants have an exercise price of $0.01 and contain a cashless exercise provision.  The Company granted to the holders of the Lender Warrants piggy-back registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Lender Warrants.  The carrying value of the Term Loan has been reduced by the market value of the warrants.  The Company used the black scholes method to determine valuation.  Because the exercise price was $0.01 per share, the value is equal to $3.34 (“Effective Share Purchase Price”) less the exercise price multiplied by the number of Warrants.  The Term Loan balance as of September 30, 2011 is $12,282,980.
 
Financial Covenants .  So long as the Loan remains unpaid or unsatisfied, IM Brands shall not, and shall not permit any of its subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly:
 
 
1.
Minimum Liquidity .  Permit Excess Liquidity to be less than the amount set forth below during each applicable period set forth below:
 
Fiscal Quarter
 
Excess Liquidity
 
September 29, 2011 through December 31, 2011
  $ 1,500,000  
January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012
  $ 1,750,000  
April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012
  $ 2,250,000  
July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012
  $ 2,750,000  
October 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
  $ 3,000,000  
July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
  $ 3,250,000  
October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014
  $ 3,500,000  
April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014
  $ 3,750,000  
July 1, 2014 and thereafter
  $ 4,000,000  
 
 
2.
Capital Expenditures .  Permit the aggregate amount of Capital Expenditures to exceed $400,000 (whether or not financed) per year.
 
 
3.
Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio .  Permit the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as of the end of each of the fiscal quarters ending on the dates (or for the periods) set forth for the period of four fiscal quarters ending on such dates (or for the periods) below to be less than the ratio set forth below opposite such period:
 
Trailing Four Fiscal Quarters Ending
 
Minimum Fixed Charge
Coverage Ratio
September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012
 
1.90 to 1.00
March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013
 
1.60 to 1.00
 September 30, 2013, December 31, 2013, March 31, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2014
 
1.50 to 1.00
December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015
 
1.30 to 1.00
June 30, 2015 and thereafter
 
1.15 to 1.00
 
 
- 10 -

 
 
 
4.
Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio .  Permit the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of each of the fiscal quarters ending on the dates (or for the periods) set forth for the period of four fiscal quarters ending on such dates (or for  the periods) below to be greater than the ratio set forth below opposite such period:
 
Trailing Four Fiscal Quarters Ending
 
Maximum
Consolidated
Leverage Ratio
September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012
 
3.50 to 1.00
March 31, 2013
 
3.30 to 1.00
June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013
 
3.00 to 1.00
December 31, 2013
 
2.75 to 1.00
March 31, 2014
 
2.25 to 1.00
June 30, 2014 and thereafter
 
2.00 to 1.00
 
 
5.
Minimum Consolidated EBITDA .  Permit Consolidated EBITDA as of the end of each of the fiscal quarters ending on the dates set forth for the period of four fiscal quarters ending on such dates below to be less than the amount set forth opposite such quarter in the table below; provided that for the fiscal quarters ended on December 31, 2011, March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, such periods shall be one fiscal quarter, two fiscal quarters and three fiscal quarters, respectively:
 
Fiscal Quarter
 
Consolidated EBITDA
 
December 31, 2011
  $ 250,000  
March 31, 2012
  $ 1,250,000  
June 30, 2012
  $ 2,500,000  
September 30, 2012
  $ 4,000,000  
December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013
  $ 4,250,000  
June 30, 2013
  $ 4,500,000  
September 30, 2013
  $ 4,750,000  
December 31, 2013 and thereafter
  $ 5,000,000  

 
Seller Note

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, at the closing, the Company delivered to IM Ready a promissory note (the “Seller Note”) in the principal amount of $7,377,432.  The stated interest rate of the Seller Note is 0.26%.  Management has determined that this rate is below the Company’s expected borrowing rate, which is 9.25%.  Therefore, the Company has discounted the Seller Note by $1,781,781 using a 9.0% discount rate, imputed annual interest rate, resulting in a current value of $5,595,651.  In addition, the Company pre-paid $122,568 of interest on the Seller Note on the Closing Date.  The Seller Note balance at September 30, 2011 is $5,598,526.
 
The Seller Note initially matures three years from the Closing Date (the “Maturity Date”) subject to extension as described below (the date to which the maturity date of the Seller Note is extended is referred to as the “Subsequent Maturity Date”).  We have the right to pay the Seller Note at the Maturity Date or, subject to the following conditions, in shares of Common Stock.  If we elect to repay the outstanding principal amount of the Seller Note on the Maturity Date by issuing shares of Common Stock, the number of shares issuable will be obtained by dividing the principal amount of the Seller Note then outstanding by the greater of (i) the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date and (ii) $4.50 subject to certain adjustments; provided, however, that if the fair market value of the Common Stock is less than $4.50 as adjusted, IM Ready will have the option to extend the maturity of the Seller Note to the Subsequent Maturity Date. If the maturity date of the Seller Note is so extended, IM Ready will have the option to convert the Seller Note into Common Shares based on the greater of (i) the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date and (ii) $4.50, subject to certain adjustments. If the maturity date of the Seller Note is extended, we will also have the option to repay the outstanding principal amount of the Seller Note on the Subsequent Maturity Date in cash or by issuing the number of shares of Common Stock obtained by dividing the principal amount of the Note outstanding on the Subsequent Maturity Date by the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date.  In addition, at any time the Seller Note is outstanding, we have the right to convert the Note, in whole or in part, into the number of shares of Common Stock obtained by dividing the principal amount to be converted by the fair market value of the Common Stock at the time of the conversion, so long as the fair market value of our Common Stock is at least $4.50.
 
 
- 11 -

 
 
Long Term Installment Obligations

As described in Note 5 herein, prior to the Merger and related transactions, Earthbound had certain rights and provided certain services to IM Ready related to the Isaac Mizrahi Business. Effective as of the Closing Date, IM Ready and Earthbound entered into the Services Agreement pursuant to which Earthbound provided transitional services to IM Ready prior to the closing of the Merger and for which Earthbound received from IM Ready $600,000 in cash on the Closing Date and IM Ready agreed to pay to Earthbound an additional payment of $1,500,000 (the “Future Payment”), with such amount payable over the next five years. The Company assumed the obligations related to the Future Payment from IM Ready upon its acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business.  The five-year obligation is non-interest bearing and the Company has discounted the amount of the installment obligation by 9.25% imputed annual interest rate, resulting in a current value of $1,132,167.

Payments are due quarterly beginning March 2012.  Annual principal obligations are as follows:

   
Year Ending December 31,
 
2012
  $ 18,000  
2013
    230,000  
2014
    252,000  
2015
    302,000  
2016
    330,000  
Total
  $ 1,132,000  

Capitalized Lease Obligations

The Company assumed the obligations under an equipment lease through February 2013.  The net discounted payments of the lease obligations are in excess of 90% of the FMV of the equipment.  The Company has capitalized the discounted lease payments by 9.25%.

 
5.
Acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business
 
On May 19, 2011, Old XCel and IM Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Old XCel (together, the “Buyers”), entered into an asset purchase agreement, as amended (the “Purchase Agreement”), with IM Ready, Isaac Mizrahi and Marisa Gardini, pursuant to which the Buyers acquired certain assets of IM Ready, including (i) the “Isaac Mizrahi” brands (including the trademarks and brands “Isaac Mizrahi New York”, “Isaac Mizrahi” and “IsaacMizrahiLIVE”) (collectively, the “IM Trademarks”), (ii) the license agreements between IM Ready and certain third parties related to the IM Trademarks (together with the IM Trademarks, the “Isaac Mizrahi Business”), (iii) design agreements with Liz Claiborne and QVC to design the “Liz Claiborne New York” brand for sale exclusively at QVC and (iv) computers, design software, and other assets related to the licensing and design of the IM Trademarks and the design of the Liz Claiborne New York brand.  The parties consummated the asset purchase contemplated by the Purchase Agreement on September 29, 2011.
 
Pursuant to an agreement between IM Ready and Earthbound (the “Earthbound Agreement”), Earthbound had certain rights related to the IM Trademarks and provided certain design services for IM Ready.  In connection with the consummation of the acquisition by the Company of the Isaac Mizrahi Business, Old XCel and Earthbound entered into a contribution agreement (the “Contribution Agreement”) pursuant to which, on the Closing Date, Earthbound contributed to the Company (i) the Earthbound Agreement and (ii) certain assets relating to the operation of the Isaac Mizrahi Business including archives, designs, certain intellectual property rights, software and equipment (the “Earthbound Assets”) in exchange for 944,688 shares of Common Stock and also purchased one (1) Unit in the Offering (as defined in Note 6 below).  The closing of the acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business and Earthbound Assets occurred in conjunction with the consummation of the Merger, after which the Company terminated the Earthbound Agreement. Earthbound contributed to Old Excel the Earthbound Agreement and certain assets in exchange for 944,688 shares of the Company’s Common Stock valued at $3,155,258 based on the Effective Share Purchase Price .

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, at the closing, the Buyers delivered (i) to IM Ready (a) $9,673,568 in cash, (b) a promissory note (the “Seller Note”) in the principal amount of $7,377,432 and (c) 2,759,000 shares of common stock of the Company, valued at $9,215,000 based on the Effective Share Purchase Price (the “IM Ready Stock Consideration”), and (ii) to an escrow agent $500,000 that the escrow agent will pay to IM Ready upon resolution of certain obligations of IM Ready and Mizrahi (together, the “Closing Consideration”).  The Company also pre-paid $122,568 of interest on the Note on the Closing Date and agreed to include up to 1,200,000 of the shares of the IM Ready Stock Consideration in the registration statement which the Company has agreed to file to register for resale of the Shares and Warrant Shares of the Investors (the “Registration Statement”).
 
 
- 12 -

 
 
The Company accounts for purchase of the Isaac Mizrahi Business using the acquisition method of accounting.  In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification 805, Business Combinations , the total purchase consideration is allocated to certain net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired, and liabilities assumed, based on their estimated fair values as of September 29, 2011.  

The purchase price for the acquisition is being allocated as follows:

Components of purchase price:
 
Cash paid at closing
  $ 9,673,568  
Cash deposited with escrow agent
    500,000  
3,703,688 shares of common stock of the Company valued at $3.34 per share
    12,370,318  
Seller Note
    7,377,432  
Seller Note discount (See Note 4, Debt)
    (1,781,781 )
Contingent obligations – Due to Seller
    18,258,040  
Long term installment obligation (Earthbound) (See Note 4, Debt)
    1,132,167  
Seller Licensee obligation assumed and paid at closing
    1,500,000  
Bargain purchase price     433,256  
Total purchase price
  $ 49,463,000  

Preliminary allocation of purchase price:

Trademark and other related intangible assets
  $ 48,230,000  
Property, furniture and equipment
    1,233,000  
Total assets acquired
  $ 49,463,000  

The Seller Note initially matures three years from the Closing Date (the “Maturity Date”) subject to extension as described in Note 4, Debt (the date to which the maturity date of the Seller Note is extended is referred to as the “Subsequent Maturity Date”).  We have the right to pay the Seller Note at the Maturity Date or, subject to the following conditions, in shares of Common Stock.  If we elect to repay the outstanding principal amount of the Seller Note on the Maturity Date by issuing shares of Common Stock, the number of shares issuable will be obtained by dividing the principal amount of the Seller Note then outstanding by the greater of (i) the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date and (ii) $4.50 subject to certain adjustments; provided, however, that if the fair market value of the Common Stock is less than $4.50 as adjusted, IM Ready will have the option to extend the maturity of the Seller Note to the Subsequent Maturity Date. If the maturity date of the Seller Note is so extended, IM Ready will have the option to convert the Seller Note into Common Shares based on the greater of (i) the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date and (ii) $4.50, subject to certain adjustments.  If the maturity date of the Seller Note is extended, we will also have the option to repay the outstanding principal amount of the Seller Note on the Subsequent Maturity Date in cash or by issuing the number of shares of Common Stock obtained by dividing the principal amount of the Note outstanding on the Subsequent Maturity Date by the fair market value of the Common Stock on the Maturity Date.  In addition, at any time the Seller Note is outstanding, we have the right to convert the Seller Note, in whole or in part, into the number of shares of Common Stock obtained by dividing the principal amount to be converted by the fair market value of the Common Stock at the time of the conversion, so long as the fair market value of our Common Stock is at least $4.50.
 
In addition to the Closing Consideration and the escrowed funds, IM Ready will be eligible to earn additional shares of Common Stock with a value of up to $7,500,000 (the “Earn-Out Value”) each year for the four consecutive years after the Closing Date, with the number of shares to be issued based upon the greater of (i) $4.50 and (ii) average stock price for the last twenty days in such period and with such earn-out payment contingent upon the Isaac Mizrahi Business achieving the royalty targets set forth below during those years. The Earn-Out Value is payable solely in stock.   Management has analyzed and quantified the expected earn out payments over the four years following the Closing Date.  This amount has been recorded as a long-term obligation, discounted by 9.25%, (the Company’s estimated borrowing rate) and will record the difference as imputed interest expense in each period subsequent to the expected payment.  The Earn-Out Value is payable solely in stock.  Management will assess no less frequent than each reporting period the status of this contingent obligations.  Any change in the expected obligation will result in an expense or income in the period in which it is determined fair market value of the carrying value has changed. The Earn-Out value balance at September 30, 2011 is $16,399,781.
 
 
- 13 -

 
 
ROYALTY TARGET PERIODS  
 
ROYALTY
TARGET
   
EARN-OUT
VALUE
 
   
           
First Royalty Target Period  
  $ 16,000,000     $ 7,500,000  
Second Royalty Target Period  
  $ 20,000,000     $ 7,500,000  
Third Royalty Target Period  
  $ 22,000,000     $ 7,500,000  
Fourth Royalty Target Period  
  $ 24,000,000     $ 7,500,000  
 
IM Ready will receive a percentage of the Earn-Out Value based upon the percentage of the actual net royalty income of the Isaac Mizrahi Business to the royalty target as set forth below.
 
APPLICABLE
PERCENTAGE
 
% OF EARN-OUT
VALUE EARNED
 
Less than 76%
   
0
%
76% up to 80%
   
40
%
80% up to 90%
   
70
%
90% up to 95%
   
80
%
95% up to 100%
   
90
%
100% or greater
   
100
%

The QVC Earn-Out payment require the Company to pay IM Ready $2,765,500, payable in cash or Common Stock, at the Company’s option, contingent upon the Isaac Mizrahi Business receiving aggregate net royalty income of at least $2,500,000 from QVC, Inc. in the twelve month period ending on the four year anniversary of the Closing Date with such stock based upon the greater of (x) $4.50 and (y) fair market value of the common stock at the time of such issuance (the “QVC Earn-out’).  The 4th anniversary from the date of the closing is September 29, 2015.   The QVC Agreement current term runs through September 30, 2015.  Management has determined that is probable that the $2.5 million in net royalty income from QVC will be met.  Therefore, the Company has elected to record the obligation as a long-term obligation, discounted by 9.25%, (the Company’s estimated borrowing rate) and will record the difference as imputed interest expense in each period subsequent to the expected payment. Management will assess no less frequent than each reporting period the status of this contingent obligations.  Any change in the expected obligation will result in an expense or income in the period in which it is determined fair market value of the carrying value has changed.  The QVC Earn-out balance at September 30, 2011 is $1,859,214.
 
As of September 30, 2011 the QVC Earn-out is $1,859,214 and the Earn-Out Value is $16,399,781, combining to equal $18,258,995 and represents the total contingent obligation to IM Ready. Based on the variables relating to each contingent obligation the Company estimates the range in the combined contingent obligation from $12,000,000 to $21,000,000.
 
Pursuant to a voting agreement entered into in connection with the Purchase Agreement (“Voting Agreement”), IM Ready has agreed to appoint a person designated by the board of directors of the Company as IM Ready’s irrevocable proxy and attorney-in-fact with respect to the shares of the Common Stock to be received by IM Ready in connection with the Merger. The board of the directors of the Company has designated Robert D’Loren to act as IM Ready’s irrevocable proxy and attorney in fact with respect to such shares of Common Stock. Pursuant to the Voting Agreement, such proxy holder is required to vote in favor of matters recommended or approved by the board of directors of the Company.
 
Pursuant to a lock-up agreement entered into in connection with the Purchase Agreement (“Lock-up Agreement”), IM Ready agreed that during the six (6) months from the Closing Date, in the case of the IM Ready Stock Consideration, or during the twelve (12) months from the date any additional shares are issued to IM Ready pursuant to the Purchase Agreement (collectively, the “Lock-up Shares”), IM Ready may not offer, sell, pledge, hypothecate, grant an option for sale or otherwise dispose of, or transfer or grant any rights with respect to, any of the Lockup Shares, except with respect to up to 1,200,000 of the IM Ready Stock Consideration which the Company agreed to include in the Registration Statement.  With respect to any shares received by IM Ready as consideration under the Purchase Agreement, other than as IM Ready Stock Consideration, upon the expiration of the initial 12-month period, the lock-up restrictions on transfer shall lapse with respect to 25% of the Lockup Shares. Additionally, on the first day of each of the next three quarters, the restrictions on transfer shall lapse with respect to an additional 25% of the Lockup Shares.

The following unaudited pro-forma information presents a summary of the Company’s consolidated results of operations as if the Isaac Mizrahi Business Acquisition and the related financing had occurred on January 1, 2011.  These pro-forma results have been prepared for comparative purposes only and do not purport to be indicative of the results of operations which actually would have occurred on January 1, 2011, or which may result in the future. Pro-forma results have no been provided for the period September 23, 2010 to September 30, 2010.
 
 
- 14 -

 
 
   
Three Months
Ended September
30, 2011
   
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2011
 
Total Revenues
  $ 2,876,000     $ 8,665,000  
Operating Expenses
    (1,617,000 )     (4,487,000 )
Stock based Compensation
    (747,000 )     (747,000 )
Operating Income (Loss)
    512,000       (3,431,000 )
Interest and other financing expense
    (601,000 )     (1,802,000 )
Income taxes
    (26,000 )     (489,000 )
Net Income (Loss)
    (62,000 )     1,140,000  
                 
Basic earnings per common share
  $ (0.08 )   $ 1.14  
Diluted earnings per common share
          $ 1.12  

 
6. 
Stockholders’ Equity

The Merger

On September 29, 2011, the Company, Old XCel, Acquisition Corp, and certain stockholders of the Company entered into an Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Acquisition Corp. was merged with and into Old XCel, with Old XCel surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).  Immediately following the Merger, Old Xcel was merged with and into the Company and the Company changed its name to Xcel Brands, Inc.  Pursuant to the Merger, the Company, through Acquisition Corp, acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Old XCel in exchange for issuing an aggregate of 944,688 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) to Old XCel’s stockholders at a ratio of 9,446.88 shares of Common Stock for each share of Old XCel common stock outstanding at the effective time of the Merger.  As a result of the Merger, Old XCel’s former stockholders and the IM Ready (as defined below) stockholders became the majority stockholders of the Company
 
Also in connection with the Merger and related transactions, as more fully described herein, the Company issued (i) 2,759,000 shares of Common Stock to IM Ready, and 944,688 shares of Common Stock to Earthbound, both in satisfaction of Old XCel’s obligations under an asset purchase agreement with IM Ready and (ii) 47,132 shares of Common Stock to Mr. Stephen J. Cole-Hatchard or his designees, a then-current director of the Company for his continued service as a director of the Company until new directors were appointed to the board of directors of the Company, which appointments were effective on October 17, 2011 and at which point Mr. Cole-Hatchard resigned from the Company’s board of directors.
 
On September 28, 2011, the Company filed an amendment to its certificate of incorporation and affected a 1 for 520.5479607 reverse stock split such that holders of Common Stock prior to the Merger held a total of 186,444 shares of Common Stock and options and warrants to purchase 1,064 shares of Common Stock immediately prior to the Merger.  After giving effect to the Merger, the Offering, the Loan and the transactions related thereto (all as defined and described herein), there were 5,742,952 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of the Closing Date.  All numbers of shares of Common Stock referenced herein are on a post-split basis.
 
Additionally, 20,000 of the shares of Common Stock held by Beaufort Ventures, PLC, a principal stockholder of the Company prior to the Merger, are being held in escrow until such time as final determination is made by the Internal Revenue Service of certain Company tax liabilities.  As additional consideration for the Merger, Old XCel paid $125,000 at the Closing to the then-current counsel to the Company in order to extinguish certain remaining liabilities of the Company immediately preceding the Merger.

Private Placement

Simultaneously with the closing of the Merger, and pursuant to a Subscription Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) between the Company and certain accredited investors (the “Investors”) named in the Subscription Agreement, we completed an offering (the “Offering”), raising proceeds of $4,305,000, through the sale of 8.61 units (each, a “Unit,” and collectively, the “Units”), each Unit consisting of One Hundred Thousand (100,000) shares of Common Stock and a Warrant to purchase Fifty Thousand (50,000) shares of Common Stock, at an exercise price of $0.01 per share (the “Warrants” and together with the Common Stock the “Securities”) at a price of $500,000 per Unit.  Certain executive officers and their affiliates purchased 4.25 Units in the Offering on the same terms and conditions as other Investors (the “Insider Participation”).
 
 
- 15 -

 
 
The Warrants may be exercised at any time upon the election of the holder, beginning on the date of issuance and ending on September 29, 2016. If, one (1) year from the date of issuance there is no effective registration statement registering the shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrants, the Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis. The exercise price and number of shares of Common Stock to be received upon the exercise of Warrants are subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events, such as stock splits, stock dividends or our recapitalization.  In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of Warrants will not be entitled to participate in the distribution of our assets.  Holders of Warrants have no voting, pre-emptive, subscription or other rights of stockholders in respect of the Warrants, nor shall holders thereof be entitled to receive dividends.
 
In connection with the Offering, we issued to the placement agent, for placement agent services and as nominal consideration, five-year warrants (the “Agent Warrants”) to purchase 9,800 shares of Common Stock, exercisable at any time at a price equal to $5.50 per share, valued at approximately $9,000.

Registration Requirements

We have agreed to register the shares of the Common Stock and 100% of the Warrant Shares issued in connection with the Offering, on a registration statement to be filed with the Commission (the “Registration Statement”) within sixty (60) days after the final closing of the Offering (the “Filing Date”) and keep the Registration Statement effective until the earlier of (i) September 29, 2012 or (ii) until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement have been sold, or may be sold without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions pursuant to Rule 144, without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information requirement under Rule 144.
 
The Agent Warrants have registration rights similar to the registration rights afforded to the Investors.
 
The Company agreed to include up to 1,200,000 of the shares of Common Stock issuable to IM Ready on the Closing Date in the Registration Statement.
 
The Company has granted to certain of the executive officers pursuant to their individual employment agreements piggy-back registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the executive warrants.  These individuals have, however, agreed not to include such shares in the Registration Statement.
 
The Company granted to the holders of the Lender Warrants (as defined herein) piggy-back registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Lender Warrants and the share issuable upon exercise of the Lender Warrants will be included in the Registration Statement.

2005 Stock Option Plan

In March 2005, our board of directors (the “Board”) and stockholders adopted our 2005 Stock Option Plan, pursuant to which 9,000,000 shares of Common Stock on a pre-reverse split basis were reserved for issuance upon exercise of options. Our stock option plan is designed to serve as an incentive for retaining qualified and competent employees, directors and consultants. Our Board or a committee of our Board administers our stock option plan and is authorized, in its discretion, to grant options under our stock option plan to all eligible employees, including our officers, directors (whether or not employees) and consultants. We do not intend to grant any future awards under this plan.

2011 Equity Incentive Plan

As of the Closing Date, the Company assumed the 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) of Old XCel as approved by Old XCel’s board of directors and stockholders. The purpose of the Plan is to enable the Company to offer its employees, officers, directors, consultants and others whose past, present and/or potential contributions to the Company have been, are or will be important to the success of the Company, an opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company. A total of 2,500,000 shares of common stock are eligible for issuance under the Plan. The Plan provides for the grant of any or all of the following types of awards: stock options, restricted stock, deferred stock, stock appreciation rights and other stock-based awards. The Plan will be administered by the Board, or, at the Board's discretion, a committee of the Board. The Company issued to the board 250,000 options on the Closing Date.  The 33.33% vest immediately, 33.34% vest on the first anniversary of the Closing and the 33.34 vest on the 2 nd anniversary of the Closing.  The stock based compensation recorded for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011 is $98,365 for each period.

 
- 16 -

 
 
Stock Options
 
The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options which have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. In addition, option valuation models require the input of highly subjective assumptions including the expected stock price volatility. Because the Company's employee stock options have characteristics significantly different from those of traded options, and because changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate, in management's opinion, the existing models do not necessarily provide a reliable single measure of the fair value of its employee stock options.
 
The fair value for these options and warrants for all years was estimated at the date of grant using a Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions:

Expected Volatility
    16-42 %
Expected Dividend Yield
    0 %
Expected Life (Term)
 
2.5 - 5 years
 
Risk-Free Interest Rate
    3.6 – 3.80 %
 
The options that the Company granted under its plans expire at various times, either five, seven or ten years from the date of grant, depending on the particular grant.
 
Options
       
Weighted-Average
 
   
Options
   
Exercise Price
 
             
Outstanding at January 1, 2011
    589     $ 728.77  
Granted
    250,000       5.00  
Canceled
    -       -  
Exercised
    -       -  
Expired/Forfeited
    -       -  
Outstanding at September 30, 2011
    250,589     $ 6.70  
Exercisable at September 30, 2011
    83,914     $ 10.80  
 
Compensation expense related to stock option grants for the Current Quarter and the Prior period from September 23, 2010 (“Inception”) to September 30, 2010 was $1,376,501 and $0.  Compensation expense related to stock option grants for both the Current Nine Months and the Inception was $1,376,501 and $0, respectively.
 
Warrants
 
         
Weighted-Average
 
   
Warrants
   
Exercise Price
 
             
Outstanding at January 1, 2011
    1,064     $ 0.52  
Granted
    1,293,478       1.95  
Canceled
    -       -  
Exercised
    -       -  
Expired/Forfeited
    -       -  
Outstanding at September 30, 2011
    1,294,542     $ 1.94  
Exercisable at September 30, 2011
    1,269,542     $ 1.88  
 
T he Company values other warrants issued to non-employees at the commitment date at the fair market value of the instruments issued, a measure which is more readily available than the fair market value of services rendered, using the Black-Scholes model. The fair market value of the instruments issued is expensed over the vesting period.
 
On September 29, 2011 the Company issued 463,750 warrants to management.  The exercise price is $5.00 per share and the term is for 10 years.  363,760 warrants are fully vested on the grant date and 100,000 vest evenly over 2 years.  The stock based compensation recorded for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011 is $569,116 for each period.
 
  Shares Reserved for Issuance
 
At September 30, 2011, 2,500,000 common shares were reserved for issuance under the 2011 Plan.   At September 30, 2011 there were 2,250,000 common shares available for issuance under the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan .

 
- 17 -

 
 
 
7.
Related Party Transactions

IPX Capital, LLC
 
Old XCel and its wholly owned subsidiary IM Brands, collectively the “Buyers,” entered into the Purchase Agreement with IM Ready, whereby the Buyers acquired certain assets and assumed certain obligations of IM Ready.  IPX Capital, LLC (“IPX”) entered into certain agreements with Old Xcel and IM Ready whereby IPX provided services to both Old Xcel and IM-Ready.  IPX and Old Xcel have common ownership and common management.

IPX Capital, LLC – XCel Brands, Inc., Due Diligence Service Agreement
 
IPX and Old XCel entered into a Due Diligence Service Agreement dated December 3, 2010 whereby IPX provided various due diligence tasks relating to the Purchase Agreement including financial review of IM Ready, preparing business plans, financial projections and other documents required in connection with the transaction, advise the Buyers regarding the corporate, legal and financial structure of the transaction and assist the Buyers with the negotiation of documentation relating to the transaction. Market service fees for this type of engagement are typically either a fixed dollar amount or based upon hourly billing rates, plus reimbursement of direct expenses. IPX waived all of its fees it would have otherwise been entitled to, but not reimbursement of its direct expenses. Direct expenses incurred by, and reimbursable to, IPX by Old XCel of approximately $242,000 were paid following the Closing Date. IPX earned $221,728 and $0 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, and from September 23, 2010 (Old Xcel’s inception) through September 30, 2010, respectively.
 
Amounts due to Stockholder
 
Robert D’Loren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a principal stockholder of the Company, advanced certain expenses including but not limited to legal fees, banking fees, lender fees and appraisals on behalf of Old Xcel of approximately $162,000.  As of September 30, 2011, the Company had re-paid Mr. D’Loren for such advances.
 
Todd Slater
 
On August 12, 2011, Old XCel entered into a one year agreement which was amended on October 4, 2011, with Todd Slater, was appointed as a director of the Company commencing on October 17, 2011, for services related to the Company’s licensing strategy and introduction of potential licensees. Slater’s agreement provides for a one-tine fee in the amount of $52,500 for strategic and planning services related to the Company’s licensing strategy. In addition, during the term of the agreement or during the year following the expiration of the term of the agreement, if the Company enters into a license or distribution agreement with a licensee introduced by Mr. Slater, Mr. Slater will receive a commission equal to fifteen percent (15%) of all net royalties received by the Company during the first term of such agreement, payable within thirty days of receipt of the net royalties.  Mr. Slater earned $52,500 and $0 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, and from September 23, 2010 through September 30, 2010, respectively.

  Jones Texas, LLC
 
On May 12, 2011, Old Xcel entered into an agreement with Jones Texas, LLC (the “Jones Texas Agreement”) pursuant to which Old Xcel agreed to pay Jones Texas, LLC consulting fees of $30,000 to assist in the restructure IM Ready’s couture and ready-to-wear apparel businesses, which fees became due and payable to Jones Texas, LLC upon the completion of such restructuring work and closing of the transactions pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. The Jones Texas Agreement was terminated on July 31, 2011, however given the related work had been completed by Jones Texas, LLC, Old Xcel recorded a $30,000 obligation to Jones Texas, LLC which obligation was paid upon the closing of the Merger and transactions under the Purchase Agreement. Ed Jones, a principal shareholder and chief executive officer of Jones Texas, LLC was appointed to the Company’s board of directors following the Merger, which appointment became effective on October 17, 2011. The Company has no further obligations under the Jones Texas Agreement.

Earthbound, LLC
 
Earthbound entered into a service agreement with Laugh Club, Inc. (“Laugh Club”) on November 6, 2001 whereby Laugh Club engaged Earthbound to provide brand management and design services for mass-merchandised retail products for the Isaac Mizrahi Business (the “Earthbound Agreement”).  Isaac Mizrahi, individually, is the controlling member and manager of Laugh Club and IM Ready-Made, LLC.  On September 3, 2002, Laugh Club assigned all of the rights and obligations in the Earthbound Agreement to IM Ready. Earthbound has no common ownership, direct or indirect, with either IM Ready or Laugh Club.   
 
 
- 18 -

 
 
Effective as of the Closing Date, IM Ready and Earthbound entered into the Services Agreement pursuant to which Earthbound provided transitional services to IM Ready prior to the closing of the transactions pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and Contribution Agreement, for which Earthbound received from IM Ready $600,000 in cash on the Closing Date and IM Ready agreed to pay Earthbound a total of $1,500,000 in additional consideration over the next five years (See Note 4, Debt for details). The Company assumed such payment obligation from IM Ready pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Jeff Cohen is a principal owner of Earthbound and sits on the Company’s board of directors.
 
Licensing Agent Agreement

On August 2, 2011, Old XCel entered into a licensing agent agreement with Adam Dweck (“AD”) who is an Executive Vice President of Earthbound pursuant to which AD is entitled to a five percent (5%); commission on any royalties we receive under any new license agreements that he procures for us during the initial term of such license agreements. We also granted to AD options to purchase 25,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $5.00 per share. One half of the options will vest on each of the first and second anniversary dates of the date of the award if the consultant procures licenses which generate $0.5 million or more of royalties for us during each such year. In addition, the agent may earn the right to receive additional warrants upon the satisfaction of certain agreed upon target performance criteria. AD is the son of Jack Dweck, who is a principal of Earthbound and has been granted observer rights related to the Company’s meetings of its board of directors.

Offering

Marisa Gardini, our Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing and a director; the Irrevocable Trust of Rose Dempsey; the D’Loren Family Trust; James Haran, our Chief Financial Officer; Seth Burroughs, our Executive Vice President of Business Development and Treasury; and Mark DiSanto, a director, purchased 2; .495; .255; .15; .10 and .25 Units in the Offering (as defined in Note 6) for purchase prices of $1,000,000; $247,500; $127,500; $75,000; $50,000; and $125,000, on the same terms and conditions as other investors in the Offering.

 
8.
Subsequent Events

Effective as of November 9, 2011, Shares of the Company’s Common Stock are quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol XELB (formerly NFBHD and NFBH).
 
 
- 19 -

 
 
ITEM 2.
  
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 . The statements that are not historical facts contained in this report are forward looking statements that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict and many of which are beyond our control, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks are detailed in our current Form 8-K fileed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 5, 2011. The words “believe”, “anticipate,” “expect”, “confident”, “project”, “provide”, “plan”, “likely”, “future”, “ongoing”, “intend”, :may”, :should”, :would”, “could”,  “guidance” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

Executive Summary
 
On September 29, 2011, NetFabric Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), XCel Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Old XCel”), NetFabric Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Acquisition Corp.”) and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and certain stockholders of the Company entered into an Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Acquisition Corp. was merged with and into Old XCel, with Old XCel surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).  Immediately following the Merger, Old Xcel was merged with and into the Company (the “Short Form Merger”) and the Company changed its name to Xcel Brands, Inc. 

Old Xcel was incorporated in Delaware on September 23, 2010 for the purpose of acquiring the Isaac Mizrahi Business. On May 19, 2011, the Buyers entered into the Purchase Agreement with IM Ready, Isaac Mizrahi and Marisa Gardini, as amended, pursuant to which the Buyers acquired the Isaac Mizrahi Business in conjunction with the consummation of the Merger and Short Form Merger on September 29, 2011. 
 
Prior to our acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business, the business was a division of IM Ready, separate and apart from IM Ready’s other business divisions. The Isaac Mizrahi Business is a licensing and design services business which consists of certain assets of IM Ready, including (i) the IM Trademarks, (ii) the license agreements between IM Ready and third parties related to the IM Trademarks, (iii) design agreements with Liz Claiborne and QVC to design the “Liz Claiborne New York” brand for sale exclusively at QVC, and (iv) computers, design software, and other assets related to the licensing and design of the IM Trademarks and the design of the Liz Claiborne New York brand.  The Isaac Mizrahi Business’ model allows it to focus on its core competencies of managing, marketing and design services without many of the risks and investment requirements associated with a more traditional operating company.
 
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
 
Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition is based on our financial statements.  The Company has consolidated the Isaac Mizrahi Business effective September 29, 2011.  Therefore the operating discussions in this section will cover our brief operating activities reported on our financial statements and separately report on Isaac Mizrahi Business up until the Closing Date with the unaudited financial statements of  the Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC) that are annexed as an  Exhibit to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

The Isaac Mizrahi Business accompanying statements present the assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses related to the historical operations of the Isaac Mizrahi Business on a carve-out basis in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and derived from the accounting records of IM Ready-Made, LLC (“IM Ready”).  The Isaac Mizrahi Business is not a separate legal entity, thus the financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that would have occurred if the Isaac Mizrahi Business had been operated as a separate legal entity or as part of Xcel.
 
The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and expenses. We based our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
 
REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
Revenue is recognized when earned and recorded in the applicable period or date.    The Company’s policy is to analyze all revenue sources and understand the nature and structure of these revenue sources and identify the related events, in management’s judgment, that satisfies revenue recognition standards.
 
The primary business is licensing and managing the Isaac Mizrahi brand and namesake.  The Isaac Mizrahi Business provides the use of its proprietary trademarks and design and style guide services to third parties (the “Licensees”).  The Isaac Mizrahi Business does not own inventory and does not assume any liabilities or obligations of its licensees.
 
 
- 20 -

 
The Isaac Mizrahi Business has two types of revenues.  The first is royalty based on product sales and the other is design service fees based on services provided.
 
Royalty revenue recognition is based on minimum royalties and revenues in excess of the minimum (or all royalties under an agreement which does not provide for minimum royalties) based on a percentage of defined sales.  Minimum royalty revenue is recognized on a straight-line basis over each period, as defined in each license agreement.  Royalties in the  asbsent of or exceeding the defined minimum amounts are recognized as income during the period that corresponds to the licensee’s sales.  The rationale for recording minimum royalty income on the straight-line is based on the obligations the Company has relating to the license agreements.  In most cases, it is providing the use of trademarks and other intangible assets of the Company to its licensees.
 
Design service fees are recorded and recognized in accordance with the terms and conditions of each design fee contract, including the Isaac Mizrahi Business meeting its obligations and providing the relevant services under each contract.  Generally this is recording on a straight line basis each base fee as stated in each design fee service agreement for the covered period and, if applicable  recognizing additional payments in the period that it applies to.  The rationale for recording design service fee income on the straight-line is based on annual even fixed payments.
  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
Property and equipment are carried at cost.  Depreciation and amortization are computed on the straight-line method over the following estimated useful lives of the related assets, which range from three to seven years for equipment and furniture and leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the economic useful life of the improvement or the lease period. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations, while betterments and improvements are capitalized.
 
INCOME TAXES
 
The effective income tax rate for the Current Nine Months is approximately 30%.  The Company has a net operating loss that we expect to have economic future tax benefits.  The Company has fully reserved against this benefit and accordingly has recorded current tax expense of $1,311 and $1,136 for the nine months and three months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.

Summary of operating results – Xcel Brands, Inc. and subsidiary
 
The Company operated the Isaac Mizrahi Business for 2 days ended September 30, 2011. The Company had no activity prior to September 30, 2010. Revenue for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011 were approximately $47,000, with the revenues generated from the newly acquired Isaac Mizrahi Business. The Company had a net loss of approximately $1,015,000 and $1,407,000 for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.  The operating loss for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011 were approximately $1,435,000 and $1,826,000, respectively.

The operating loss includes $747,000 of stock based compensation and $621,000 of acquisition costs and due diligence expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and $747,000 of stock based compensation of $952,000 of acquisition costs and due diligence expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

In connection with the acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business, the Company recognized a bargain purchase price gain of $433,000. The Company recorded interest expense for the 2 days ended September 30, 2011.  Interest expense is recorded in connection with the Company’s $13.5 million principal amount term loan which brears interest at 8.5% interest rate per annum.  Other interest and finance charges were imputed interest and deferred finance amortization.  The combined interest expense amount for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $13,000 for each period.

Summary of operating results – Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC)
{Through September 28, 2011}

The   Isaac Mizrahi Business financial statements titled “IM Licensing Business (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC)” or “IM Licensing Business” is presented for the periods July 1, 2011 through September 28, 2011 and January 1, 2011 through September 28, 2011, and compared with the prior three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The periods beginning July 1, 2011 and January 1, 2011 will be referred in this section as the three months ended and nine months ended, September 28, 2011, respectively.
 
 
- 21 -

 
 
The IM Licensing Business had net income of $1,202,000 for the three months September 28, 2011 as compared to $1,777,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010.
 
The IM Licensing Business had net income of $3,922,000 for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 as compared $3,037,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.
 
 Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 28, 2011 Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2010
 
Revenue – Licensing and design service fees for the three months ended September 28, 2011decreased to $2,829,000 from $3,208,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010. The decrease in revenue was mostly attributable to discontinued use of Company sourced products for sale through the QVC platform at the end of 2010. Vendor royalty payments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $334,000 compared with $5,000 for the three months ended September 28, 2011.  The 2 days ended September 30, 2011 resulted in $47,000 of revenue recognized by Xcel.
 
  Expenses – Total expenses for the three months ended September 28, 2011 increased to $1,504,000 from $1,352,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010.  

The primary increase in expenses was the increase in expenses related to the servicing of the license agreement with QVC caused by increased product sales volume.  This cost was $146,000 higher for the three months ended September 28, 2011 than it was for the three months ended September 30, 2010.  In addition, salaries increased by $42,000, rent increased by $15,000 and professional fees increased by $25,000 for the three months ended September 28, 2011 compared to September 30, 2010.

The salaries increased by 11% primarily due to increased staffing needs for the increased volume in the licensing business and change from reliance on vendors to internal personnel.
Base rent increased by almost $4,000 per month from the prior year.  Other rent payments make up the balance of the increase.
Professional fees increase was mostly attributable to legal fees relating to trademark matters and the sale of the Isaac Mizrahi Business.
Administrative costs decreased by $4,000 for the three months ended September 28, 2011 compared with the three months ended September 30, 2010.
Depreciation and amortization expenses remained flat at approximately $70,000 for each six month period.
Income taxes were higher for the three months ended September 30, 2010 by virtue of higher net income compared to the three months ended September 28, 2011.
  
Results of Operations for the Nine Months Ended September 28, 2011 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010
 
Revenue – Licensing and design service fees for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 increased to $8,618,000 from $6,729,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010. The increase in revenue was mostly attributable to increased royalties of $2,708,000 and $408,000 under the QVC license and Liz Claiborne license, respectively.  This was partly offset by a decrease in vendor royalty payments for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 by $1,220,000 compared the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  The 2 days ended September 30, 2011 resulted in $47,000 of revenues recognized by Xcel.
 
  Expenses – Total expenses for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 increased to $4,524,000 from $3,560,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  

The primary increase in expenses was the increase in expenses related to the servicing of the license agreement with QVC.  This cost was $863,000 higher for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 than it was for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  In addition salaries increased by $87,000, rent increased by $44,000 and professional fees increased by $71,000 for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 compared to September 30, 2010.

The salaries increased by 7% primarily due to increased staffing needs for the increased volume in the licensing business.
Base rent increased by almost $4,000 per month from the prior year.  Other rent payments make up the balance of the increase.
Professional fee increase is mostly attributable to legal fees relating to trademark matters and legal fees relating to the sale of the Isaac Mizrahi Business.

Administrative costs decreased by $100,000 for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 compared with the three months ended September 30, 2010.  This was the result of eliminating unnecessary costs and operating more efficiently.
Depreciation and amortization expenses remained flat at approximately $210,000 for each nine month period.
Income taxes were higher for the three months ended September 28, 2011 by virtue of higher net income compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2010.
 
 
- 22 -

 
 
Trend information discussion:
 
The Isaac Mizrahi Business has reported $8.6 million of revenues and $4.0 million of operating margin and $6.7 million of revenues and $3.2 million of operating margin for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively.  Included in these revenues for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 and September 30, 2010 is amortized revenue of $2.2 million and $2.3 million, respectively.  These amortized revenues are derived from advance payments received and recognized as revenue on a straight line basis over the life of the corresponding license agreement.
 
Likewise, there were prepaid expenses relating to a portion of these deferred revenues.  The amount of expense relating to the prepaid servicing of these revenues was $520,000 and nil for the nine months ended September 28, 2011 and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively.

Upon the acquisition, Xcel did not recognize or assume any value for the advance balances or prepaid expense because Xcel is not receiving the economic benefit, there is no basis for recognizing revenue going forward from prior advance payments received and retained by IM Ready.

Since the beginning of 2010 the Isaac Mizrahi Business has moved towards higher royalty revenues and less design service fees.  Royalty revenues have been primarily dependent on product sales on QVC.  Following the acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi brand by the Company, new license agreements became effective for the Isaac Mizrahi brand, which are expected to increase overall revenues.  In addition, the Company is looking to expand product offerings and increase licensed royalty revenue by adding new product categories and entering into new licensed agreements.   As the Company adds new licenses it will reduce QVC licensed revenue concentration.

The Company expects revenues to increase from the amounts reported by the Isaac Mizrahi Business, without the inclusion of amortized revenues, based on expected further increasing sales volume of our current licensees and new license agreements taking effect following the aquisition.

The Company’s operating expense will have a different structure than Isaac Mizrahi Business operated under.  The Earthbound service fee is replaced by an in-house design and management team.  Based on anticipated levels of revenue, Xcel expects that its internal costs, including executive and employee compensation will be substantially equivalent to the amounts previously incurred by the Issac Mizrahi Business, including the amounts paid to Earthbound.
 
In addition to the Closing Consideration and the escrowed funds, IM Ready will be eligible to earn additional shares of Common Stock with a value of up to $7,500,000 (the “Earn-Out Value”) each year for the four consecutive years after the Closing Date, with the number of shares to be issued based upon the greater of (i) $4.50 and (ii) average stock price for the last twenty days in such period and with such earn-out payment contingent upon the Isaac Mizrahi Business achieving the royalty targets set forth below during those years.

The dollar value of the stock the Company is required to issue increases from $3,000,000 if net royalty income of the Isaac Mizrahi Business exceeds 40% of the royalty target up to $7,500,000 if the royalty target is met or exceeded.  The royalty targets are $16,000,000, $20,000,000, $22,000,000 and $24,000,000 for the four years following the acquisition.

Management has analyzed and quantified the expected earn out payments over the four years following the acquisition. This amount has been recorded as a long-term obligation, discounted by 9.25%, (the Company’s estimated borrowing rate) and will record the difference as imputed interest expense in each period subsequent to the expected payment.  The Earn-Out Value is payable solely in stock.  Management will assess no less frequent than 2 times per year the status of this contingent obligations.  Any change in the expected obligation will result in an expense or income in the period in which it is determined fair market value of the carrying value has changed. The Earn-Out Value is payable solely in stock.  
 
The termination of the Earthbound Agreement is expected to have minimal effect on direct expenses and operating margins for the short term.  Direct expense savings will be realized by the Company as license royalty revenues increase and the incremental direct costs are expected to be minimal compared with the fee structure under the Earthbound Agreement.
 
 
- 23 -

 
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources

Liquidity
 
Our principal capital requirements have been to fund working capital needs, and to a lesser extent, capital expenditures. At September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, our unrestricted cash totaled $4,128,000 and nil, respectively.  We believe that cash from future operations as well as currently available cash will be sufficient to satisfy our anticipated working capital requirements for the foreseeable future, which takes into account the debt service of our $13.5 million Term Loan and our real property lease obligation and to make necessary upgrades to the Company’s infrastructure and technology.
 
The Company’s business model does not require significant capital expenditures nor does it require the Company to advance expenses such as inventory.

Our term loan facility requires us to repay current interest quarterly at 8.5% per annum. Principal payments are not required until 2013.
 
Prior to September 29, 2011 cash flow requirements for the Isaac Mizrahi Business were funded by IM Ready, and cash management functions were not performed at the Isaac Mizrahi Business level. The Isaac Mizrahi Business did not maintain a separate cash account and it is not possible to determine the cash flows directly attributable to the Isaac Mizrahi Business.

Operating Activities

Net cash used in operating activities was $755,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The Company’s largest expense $952,000, was related to acquisition and due diligence costs of the acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business.  The Company operated the Issac Mizrahi Business for only two days for the Nine months ended September 30, 2011.  There are no comparable results for the prior period.

Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $11,849,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The use of cash related to the acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi Business, including paying $10,174,000 to  IM Ready and $1,500,000 of  IM Ready assumed obligation of on September 29, 2011 (the “Closing Date”)  The Company also has reserved $175,000 as security for the Company’s real property lease.  There are no comparable results for the prior period.

Financing Activities

Net cash provided by investing activities was $16,732,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The Company received $13,500,000 in proceeds from senior term loan on the Closing Date.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company received $4,305,000 from the issuance of common stock on the Closing Date.  The Company incurred deferred finance costs and expenses related to equity and recapitalization of $611,000, and 463,000, respectively.  There are no comparable results for the prior period.
 
ITEM 3. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

A. EVALUATION OF DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES:
 
Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the SEC's rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed under the Exchange Act are accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") , as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with participation of our management, including our CEO and CFO, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based upon and as of September 30, 2011, the date of that evaluation, the CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports we file and submit under the Exchange Act are recorded, processed, summarized and reported as and when required.

B. CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING:

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
- 24 -

 
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
None

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
 
Previously reported on the Company’s current report in Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 5, 2011.

 
- 25 -

 
 
ITEM 5. EXHIBITS

(a) Exhibits:

31.1 Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (CEO)

31.2 Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (CFO)

32.1 Section 1350 Certification (CEO)

32.2 Section 1350 Certification (CFO)

99.1 Isaac Mizrahi Business Unaudited Financial Statements

 
 
- 26 -

 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: November  21, 2011
By:
/s/ Robert W D’Loren
   
Name: Robert W. D’Loren
   
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
     
 
By:
/s/ James Haran
   
Name: James Haran
   
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
 
 
- 27 -

 
 
 
EXHIBIT 31.1
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES OXLEY ACT OF 2002
 
I, Robert W. D’Loren certify that:
 
1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of Xcel Brands, Inc. (the “Company”).
 
2. Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this quarterly report;
 
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this quarterly report;
 
4. The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and have:
 
a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5. The registrants' other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.
 
November 21, 2011
By:
/s/ Robert W. D’Loren
   
Name: Robert W. D’Loren
   
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 

 
 
 
EXHIBIT 31.2
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES OXLEY ACT OF 2002
 
I, James Haran certify that:
 
1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of Xcel Brands, Inc. (the “Company”).
 
2. Based on my knowledge, this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this quarterly report;
 
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this quarterly report;
 
4. The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and have:
 
a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5. The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the Company's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
 
a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

November 21, 2011
By:
/s/ James Haran
   
Name: James Haran
   
Title: Chief Financial Officer  and Vice President

 
 

 
 
 
EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
 
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Xcel Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Cristiano Germinario certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:
 
(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
 
(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

November 21, 2011
By:
/s/ Robert W. D’Loren
   
Name: Robert W. D’Loren
   
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 
 

 
 
 
EXHIBIT 32.2
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
 
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Xcel Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Vasan Thatham, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:
 
(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
 
(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

November 21, 2011
By:
/s/ James Haran
   
Name: James Haran
   
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
 
 
 

 
 
Exhibit 99.1

 
Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of Im Ready-Made, LLC)
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
 
   
September 28,
   
December 31,
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
Assets
           
Current Assets:
           
Cash
  $ 5,020     $ 25,527  
Accounts receivable
    1,840,111       1,768,403  
Prepaid expenses
    535,966       1,055,587  
Other current assets
    15,000       -  
Total current  assets
    2,396,096       2,849,517  
                 
Property and Equipment:
               
Leasehold improvements, furniture & equipment
    2,735,558       2,735,558  
Less: accumulated  depreciation
    1,511,278       1,300,607  
Total property and equipment
    1,224,280       1,434,951  
                 
Total Assets
  $ 3,620,376     $ 4,284,468  
                 
Liabilities and Parent's Equity in Unit
               
Current Liabilities
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  $ 786,801     $ 605,185  
Advance payable
    1,500,000       1,500,000  
Total current liabilities
    2,286,801       2,105,185  
                 
Long-Term Liabilities
               
Deferred royalties payments
    7,125,426       9,395,570  
Total long-term liabilities
    7,125,426       9,395,570  
                 
Total Liabilities
    9,412,227       11,500,755  
                 
Parent's Equity in Unit
    (5,791,851 )     (7,216,287 )
                 
Total Liabilities and Parent's Equity in Unit
  $ 3,620,376     $ 4,284,468  

See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 

 

Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of Im Ready-Made, LLC)
Condensed Consolidated Statements of  Operations
(unaudited)
 
   
For the Period  July
1, 2011 to
September 28,  2011
   
Three Months
Ended  September
30,  2010
   
For the Period
January 1, 2011  to
September 28,  2011
   
Nine Months  Ended
September 30,  2010
 
                         
License & design revenues
  $ 2,828,830       3,207,645     $ 8,617,748     $ 6,729,490  
                                 
Expenses
                               
Operating & administrative
    1,504,315       1,282,046       4,314,147       3,350,310  
Depreciation
    70,000       70,000       210,671       210,000  
Total expenses
    1,574,315       1,352,046       4,524,818       3,560,310  
                                 
Operating income
    1,254,515       1,855,599       4,092,930       3,169,180  
                                 
City income taxes
    52,393       78,594       169,940       132,217  
                                 
Net income
  $ 1,202,122     $ 1,777,005     $ 3,922,990     $ 3,036,963  

See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 

 

Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of Im Ready-Made, LLC)
Condensed Consolidated Statements of  Parent's Equity in Unit
(unaudited)
 
Parent's Equity in Unit, January 1, 2010
  $ (2,854,792 )
         
Net Income
    3,036,963  
Less: Member distributions
    (6,849,234 )
         
Parent's Equity in Unit, September 30, 2010
  $ (6,667,063 )
         
Net Income
    1,751,438  
Less: Member distributions
    (2,300,662 )
         
Parent's Equity in Unit, December 31, 2010
  $ (7,216,287 )
         
Net Income
    3,922,990  
Less: Member distributions
    (2,498,554 )
         
Parent's Equity in Unit, September 28, 2011
  $ (5,791,851 )

See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 

 
 
Isaac Mizrahi Business (A Division of Im Ready-Made, LLC)
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
 
   
For the Period
July 1, 2011 to
September 28, 2011
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2010
 
             
Cash flows from operating activities
           
Net Income
  $ 3,922,990     $ 3,036,963  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation expense
    210,671       210,000  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts Receivable
    (71,708 )     (1,517,659 )
Prepaid expenses
    519,620       (950,416 )
Other current assets
    (15,000 )     4,500,000  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    181,617       (13,309 )
Deferred royalty payments
    (2,270,144 )     1,152,174  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    2,478,047       6,417,754  
                 
Cash flows provided by investing activities
               
Purchase of fixed assets
    -       (68,519 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    -       (68,519 )
                 
Cash flows used in financing activities
               
Member distributions
    (2,498,554 )     (6,849,234 )
Net cash provided by financing activities
    (2,498,554 )     (6,849,234 )
                 
Net decrease in cash
    (20,507 )     (500,000 )
                 
Cash, beginning of period
    25,527       554,256  
                 
Cash, end of period
  $ 5,020     $ 54,256  
 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 

 
 
ISAAC MIZRAHI BUSINESS (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC)
 
Notes to the Financial Statements

1.
Overview and Basis of Presentation

Overview

On May 19, 2011, Xcel Brands, Inc. (“Xcel”) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“Asset Purchase Agreement”) with IM Ready-Made, LLC, pursuant to which Xcel will acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities of the Isaac Mizrahi Business (the “Licensing  Business”) of IM Ready-Made, LLC. The Licensing  Business is primarily engaged in licensing and managing the Isaac Mizrahi brand.  The Licensing Business was acquired by Xcel on September 29, 2011.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements present the historical operations of the Licensing Business on a carve-out basis in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and derived from the accounting records of IM Ready-Made, LLC (“IM Ready”).

These financial statements have been prepared for the purpose of complying with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The License Business is not a separate legal entity, thus the financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations  that would have occurred if the License Business had been operated as a separate legal entity. IM Ready-Made LLC net investment in the Licensing Business (“Parent’s Equity in Unit”) is shown in lieu of stockholders’ equity in the financial statements.

All of the allocations and estimates in the accompanying financial statements for periods prior to September 29, 2011, are based on assumptions that IM Ready-Made, LLC and  management believe are reasonable, and reasonably approximate the historical costs that the Licensing  Business would have incurred as a separate entity. However, these allocations and estimates are not necessarily indicative of the costs and expenses that would have resulted if the Licensing Business had been operated as a separate entity.  The allocation of expenses were made to comply with the guidance provided by SAB Topic 1B1, “Allocation of Expenses and Related Disclosure in Financial Statements of Subsidiaries, Divisions or Lesser Business Components of another Entity”
 
The Licensing Business‘ operations, cash position, and its cash flows for periods prior to the September 29, 2011 transaction  may not be indicative of what they would have been had the Licensing Business been a stand-alone entity, nor are they necessarily indicative of what our operating results and cash flows may be in the future.

2.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Unaudited Interim Financial Information
 
The interim financial information as of September 28, 2011 and for the period July 1, 2011 to September 28, 2011 and three months ended September 30, 2010 and for the period January 1, 2011 to September 28, 2011 and nine months ended September 30, 2010 is unaudited and has been prepared on the same basis as the audited financial statements. In the opinion of management, such unaudited financial information includes all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the interim information. Operating results for  the period January 1, 2011 to September 28, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2011.
 
 
 

 

ISAAC MIZRAHI BUSINESS (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC)
 
Notes to the Financial Statements
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Accounts Receivable 
 
Accounts receivable are recorded at net realizable vales. When necessary, the Company maintains an allowance for estimated losses resulting from the inability of customers to make required payments.  Receivables are charged off against the reserve when they are deemed uncollectible.  As of September 28, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the Company has not reserved for any uncollectible accounts.

Property and Equipment 
 
Property and equipment are recorded at cost.  Depreciation and amortization are determined using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, generally 5 to 7 years for furniture and fixtures, computer equipment and software.  Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the economic useful life of the improvement or the lease period. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations, while betterments and improvements are capitalized.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets 
 
The License Business reviews long-lived assets, including intangible assets, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be fully recoverable. If an impairment indicator is present, the Company evaluates recoverability by a comparison of the carrying amount of the assets to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the assets. If the assets are impaired, the impairment recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value of the assets.

Revenue Recognition
 
The License Business earns royalty revenues by exploiting intangible assets to third parties, commonly referred to as “licenses”.  Royalties are derived from wholesale and/or retail product sales generated by third-party licensees. Revenues earned from license agreements are determined by the greater of (i) the product contracted royalty rates and product sales or (ii) guaranteed minimum royalties, if applicable.  The License Business recognizes revenues from licensees whose sales exceed contractual minimums when its licenses are sold or sales are reported for these licensed products. For licensees whose sales do not exceed contractual sales minimums, the License Business recognizes licensing revenues ratably based on contractual minimums.

In addition to royalty revenues, the License Business receives design service fees for services provided to licensees, separate and in addition to royalties.  Design service fees are recorded and recognized in accordance with the terms and conditions of each design fee contract. This includes recording on a straight-line basis each base fee as stated in each design fee service contract, and recognizing additional payments in the period that it applies.

Rent Expense
 
Rent is charged to operations by amortizing the minimum rent payments over the term of the lease, using the straight-line method.
 
 
 

 

ISAAC MIZRAHI BUSINESS (A Division of IM Ready-Made, LLC)
 
Notes to the Financial Statements

Income Taxes
 
IM Ready-Made, LLC is a limited liability company, and treated as a partnership for income tax reporting purposes.  The Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) provides that any income or loss is passed through to the members for federal and state income tax purposes.  Accordingly, IM Ready-Made, LLC nor its unincorporated Licensing Business division has provided for federal or state income taxes.  IM Ready-Made, LLC is subject to New York City unincorporated business taxes.  The Licensing business has provided for these taxes with an effective tax rate of 4%.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the License Business’s financial statements.

2.
Property and equipment
 
At September 28, 2011 and December 31, 2010, property and equipment is comprised of the following:
 
   
September
28, 2011
   
December
31, 2010
 
             
Furniture and fixtures
  $ 42,000     $ 42,000  
Computer equipment and software