OCZ Technology Group is in progress of restating its previously-issued consolidated financial statements for fiscal year 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and hopes to become current with oits SEC filings before the end of August.
OCZ had failed comply with NASDAQ listing rules as the company was not current in
its periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"We know that our restatement efforts are top of mind for all investors. This
process has taken longer than we expected due to a number of items. Complexity of
the transactions, as well as resource issues, were the main drivers for the
additional time needed. Rafael Torres, our new CFO, joined us in late March with
significant restatement experience and has filled key financial leadership
positions and improved the technical depth of the finance organization," stated
Ralph Schmitt, CEO of OCZ Technology. "Through these improvements, we have
implemented a more rigorous review process that has also resulted in the
identification of additional restatement items that have taken some time to
review, document and conclude on. Taking these items into account, we believe that
we are on track to becoming current with our SEC filings before the end of
Late last year, the Audit Committee of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. concluded that
the company should restate its previously-issued consolidated financial statements
for fiscal year 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2013. In the course of its
restatement work for these periods, OCZ said it identified two misclassification
items in its previously-issued consolidated financial statements for fiscal years
2009, 2010 and 2011. These items include: 1) the recording of certain
previously-expensed manufacturing and freight costs that should have been
capitalized in inventory and recorded in cost of goods sold upon shipment, and 2)
the classification of certain customer incentive program credits as operating
expenses that should have been recorded as an offset to reported net revenue. The
aggregate impact of these items on the company's previously-reported net income or
loss for these periods is expected to be de minimis, although gross profit levels
will be reduced from amounts previously-reported. OCZ believes the impact to
periods prior to 2012 will be isolated to these two items.
OCZ will disclose the impact of all adjustments made during the restatement
process in the company's restated financial statements, which will be provided "as
soon as practicable."