Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

4. Disposition of Latin American Operations

4. Disposition of Latin American Operations
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]  
Disposition of Latin American Operations

Description of Sale to Invekra


On October 27, 2016, the Company, along with its Mexican subsidiary and manufacturer Oculus Technologies of Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (“OTM”), closed on an asset purchase agreement with Invekra, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Invekra”), an affiliate of Laboratorios Sanfer S.A. de C.V., for the sale of certain of its Latin America assets. Specifically, the Company agreed to sell certain patents, patent applications, trademarks and territory rights for Mexico, the Caribbean and South America, excluding the sale of dermatology products in Brazil, as well as to build and deliver equipment that Invekra will use to produce its own product.


The aggregate purchase price that Invekra will pay for the assets is $22,000,000, of which $18,000,000 was paid upon closing, $1,500,000 was paid on March 16, 2017 upon the delivery of certain equipment, and $2,500,000 is to be paid in Mexican currency in quarterly installments over a period of ten years from closing as consideration for the provision of certain services and providing technical assistance, calculated as three percent on net sales of certain products in Latin America, excluding Mexico. Because the $2,500,000 is to be paid in foreign currency, the Company may receive more or less than $2,500,000 due to currency fluctuations. During the nine months ended December 31, 2017, the Company recorded $39,000 of service revenue and $33,000 of interest income related to technical assistance which is reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive (loss) income for the nine months ended December 31, 2017.


In connection with the asset purchase agreement, the Company agreed to provide the technology, know-how and assistance to Invekra to enable Invekra to manufacture on its own the products as currently produced by the Company (“Technical Services Arrangement”), and continue to supply product to Invekra for a two-year transition period from the Sale Date, subject to mutual extension (“Supply Agreement”). During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported $465,000 of Latin America product revenue related to the Supply Agreement with Invekra. During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported $772,000 and $2,095,000, respectively, of Latin America product revenue related to the Supply Agreement with Invekra.


The Company will provide product under the Supply Agreement at a reduced price from its current price list, while Invekra builds its own manufacturing line. At the conclusion of the transition period, the Company will cease to be a supplier of product to Invekra. The Company is uncertain as to the duration of the transition period or when Invekra will complete the build out of its manufacturing line. Pursuant to the Supply Agreement, the Company is subject to a potential penalty for failure to supply the products for a consecutive period of nine months. The penalty, if triggered, will require the Company to make a one-time payment of $2,000,000 to Invekra. The penalty decreases by 12.5% each quarter of the term of the supply period.


Discontinued operations


As of December 31, 2016, the Company determined that the sale of its Latin American operations to Invekra qualified as a sale of a component of its business and, as such, all such activity prior to consummation of the sale is required to be included in discontinued operations on the Company’s statement of operations. This includes the direct labor and materials for the product delivered to Invekra, the revenue on the sales to Invekra and the gain on the sale to Invekra, net of tax.


The operations of its Latin American business included in discontinued operations is summarized as follows:



Three Months Ended

December 31,


Nine Months Ended

December 31,

    2017     2016     2017     2016  
Revenues   $     $ 621,000     $     $ 3,105,000  
Cost of Revenues           62,000             561,000  
Income from discontinued operations before tax             559,000               2,544,000  
Gain on disposal of discontinued operations before income taxes           19,487,000             19,487,000  
Total income from discontinued operations, before tax           20,046,000             22,031,000  
Income Tax benefit (expense)           (4,581,000 )           (4,581,000 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   $     $ 15,465,000     $     $ 17,450,000