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IKNX Ikonics

Filed: 12 Aug 21, 4:02pm
 
 


 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 

  

FORM 10-Q 

(Mark One) 

  

 

Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

  

For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2021

  

or 

  

 

Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

  

For the Transition Period From                                to                                 .

  

Commission file number 000-25727

  

IKONICS CORPORATION 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  

Minnesota

 

41-0730027

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification no.)

 

 

 

4832 Grand Avenue

Duluth, Minnesota

 

55807

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip code)

  

(218) 628-2217 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

  

Not Applicable 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

  

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.10 per share

IKNX

Nasdaq Capital Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 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 ☐

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files.)  Yes ☒  No ☐

    

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

  

Large accelerated filer ☐

 

Accelerated filer ☐

Non-accelerated filer ☒

 

Smaller reporting company ☒

 

 

Emerging growth company  ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

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

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: Common Stock, $.10 par value - 1,981,194 shares outstanding as of August 9, 2021.

  



  

 

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION 

  

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

  

 

 

PAGE NO.

PART I. 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1. 

 

Condensed Financial Statements

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 2020

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited)

4

 

 

 

 

  Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited)5
    

 

 

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited)

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited)

7

 

 

 

 

Item 2. 

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

13

 

 

 

 

Item 3. 

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

18

 

 

 

 

Item 4. 

 

Controls and Procedures

18

    
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION19
    
Item 1. Legal Proceedings19
    
Item 1A. Risk Factors19
    
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds21
    
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities21
    
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures21
    
Item 5.  Other Information21
    
Item 6.  Exhibits21

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

22

  

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

ITEM 1.  Condensed Financial Statements

  

IKONICS CORPORATION 

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS 

 

  

June 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

ASSETS

 

(unaudited)

     
         

CURRENT ASSETS:

        

Cash

 $2,260,855  $3,693,845 

Trade receivables, less allowance of $54,000 in 2021 and $55,000 in 2020

  1,651,035   2,119,213 

Inventories

  1,607,828   1,644,975 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

  162,786   125,969 

Income taxes receivable

  30,412   219,451 

Total current assets

  5,712,916   7,803,453 
         

PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT, at cost:

        

Land and building

  9,556,586   9,556,586 

Machinery and equipment

  5,271,367   5,263,586 

Office equipment

  1,420,494   1,417,219 

Vehicles

  245,674   245,674 
   16,494,121   16,483,065 

Less accumulated depreciation

  (9,410,087)  (9,094,702)

Total property, plant and equipment at cost, net

  7,084,034   7,388,363 
         

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, less accumulated amortization of $205,697 in 2021 and $207,399 in 2020

  245,832   243,583 

Total assets

 $13,042,782  $15,435,399 
         

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

        
         

CURRENT LIABILITIES

        

Current portion of long-term debt

 $0  $2,688,396 

Accounts payable

  1,521,736   459,836 

Accrued compensation

  466,547   279,755 

Other accrued liabilities

  99,774   168,066 

Total current liabilities

  2,088,057   3,596,053 
         

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

          
         

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

        
         

Preferred stock, par value $.10 per share; authorized 250,000 shares; issued none

  0   0 

Common stock, par value $.10 per share; authorized 4,750,000 shares; issued and outstanding 1,980,694 shares in 2021 and 1,976,354 in 2020

  198,069   197,635 

Additional paid-in-capital

  2,902,790   2,743,930 

Retained earnings

  7,853,866   8,897,781 

Total stockholders' equity

  10,954,725   11,839,346 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 $13,042,782  $15,435,399 

 

 

 See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) 

  

  

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 
                 

NET SALES

 $4,251,348  $2,572,439  $7,324,756  $6,069,631 
                 

COST OF GOODS SOLD

  2,822,044   2,187,544   4,899,120   4,531,504 
                 

GROSS PROFIT

  1,429,304   384,895   2,425,636   1,538,127 
                 

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

  1,944,502   1,202,307   3,128,093   2,983,327 
                 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

  128,895   201,234   263,817   384,814 
                 

LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

  (644,093)  (1,018,646)  (966,274)  (1,830,014)
                 

INTEREST EXPENSE

  (82,498)  (24,623)  (102,340)  (46,107)
                 

OTHER INCOME

  5,138   1,766   5,175   8,683 
                 

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

  (721,453)  (1,041,503)  (1,063,439)  (1,867,438)
                 

INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)

  823   0   (19,524)  (238,929)
                 

NET LOSS

 $(722,276) $(1,041,503) $(1,043,915) $(1,628,509)
                 

LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

                

Basic

 $(0.37) $(0.53) $(0.53) $(0.82)

Diluted

 $(0.37) $(0.53) $(0.53) $(0.82)
                 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING

                

Basic

  1,977,959   1,976,354   1,977,368   1,976,354 

Diluted

  1,977,959   1,976,354   1,977,368   1,976,354 

  

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION 

  

STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited)

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2021: 

                  

Total

 
          

Additional

      

Stock-

 
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Retained

  

holders’

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Earnings

  

Equity

 
                     

BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2021

  1,977,104  $197,710  $2,787,733  $8,576,142  $11,561,585 
                     

Net loss

     0   0   (722,276)  (722,276)

Exercise of stock options

  2,250   225   21,074   0   21,299 

Restricted stock vested

  1,340   134   (134)  0   0 

Stock based compensation

     0   94,117   0   94,117 
                     

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2021

  1,980,694  $198,069  $2,902,790  $7,853,866  $10,954,725 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2020: 

                  

Total

 
          

Additional

      

Stock-

 
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Retained

  

holders’

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Earnings

  

Equity

 
                     

BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2020

  1,976,354  $197,635  $2,725,650  $8,750,095  $11,673,380 
                     

Net loss

     0   0   (1,041,503)  (1,041,503)

Stock based compensation

     0   3,688   0   3,688 
                     

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2020

  1,976,354  $197,635  $2,729,338  $7,708,592  $10,635,565 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021: 

                  

Total

 
          

Additional

      

Stock-

 
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Retained

  

holders’

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Earnings

  

Equity

 
                     

BALANCE AT DECEMBER 31, 2020

  1,976,354  $197,635  $2,743,930  $8,897,781  $11,839,346 
                     

Net loss

     0   0   (1,043,915)  (1,043,915)

Exercise of stock options

  3,000   300   27,390   0   27,690 

Restricted stock vested

  1,340   134   (134)  0   0 

Stock based compensation

     0   131,604   0   131,604 
                     

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2021

  1,980,694  $198,069  $2,902,790  $7,853,866  $10,954,725 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2020: 

                  

Total

 
          

Additional

      

Stock-

 
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Retained

  

holders’

 
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Earnings

  

Equity

 
                     

BALANCE AT DECEMBER 31, 2019

  1,976,354  $197,635  $2,721,962  $9,337,101  $12,256,698 
                     

Net loss

     0   0   (1,628,509)  (1,628,509)

Stock based compensation

     0   7,376   0   7,376 
                     

BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2020

  1,976,354  $197,635  $2,729,338  $7,708,592  $10,635,565 

 

 

 

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

IKONICS CORPORATION 

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) 

 

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

        

Net loss

 $(1,043,915) $(1,628,509)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

        

Depreciation

  315,385   335,435 

Amortization

  98,548   18,452 

Stock based compensation

  131,604   7,376 

Net gain on sale and disposal of equipment

  0   (2,324)

Loss on intangible asset abandonment

  0   16,906 

Changes in working capital components:

        

Trade receivables

  468,178   1,020,699 

Inventories

  37,147   (501,404)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

  (36,817)  749,076 

Income tax receivable

  189,039   (247,011)

Accounts payable

  1,061,900   (446,417)

Accrued expenses

  118,500   (511,614)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  1,339,569   (1,189,335)
         

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

        

Purchases of property equipment

  (11,056)  (149,916)

Proceeds from sales of equipment

  0   18,297 

Purchases of intangible assets

  (15,958)  (12,483)

Proceeds on sale of short-term investments

  0   2,205,000 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

  (27,014)  2,060,898 
         

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

        

Proceeds from paycheck protection program loan

  0   1,214,500 

Payment on long-term debt

  (2,773,235)  (71,603)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

  27,690   0 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

  (2,745,545)  1,142,897 
         

NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH

  (1,432,990)  2,014,460 
         

CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

  3,693,845   963,649 
         

CASH AT END OF PERIOD

 $2,260,855  $2,978,109 
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SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION

        

Cash paid for interest

 $24,089  $37,998 

Net cash received (paid for) income taxes, net

 $208,562  $(8,082)

  

See notes to condensed financial statements.

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION

  

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

  

(Unaudited)

 

1.

Basis of Presentation

  

The condensed balance sheet of IKONICS Corporation (the “Company”) as of June 30, 2021, and the related condensed statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, the condensed statements of stockholders' equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, and condensed cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, have been prepared without being audited.

  

In the opinion of management, these statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position of IKONICS Corporation as of June 30, 2021, and the results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented.

  

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, have been condensed or omitted.  Therefore, these statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

  

The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results that will be realized for the full fiscal year.

 

The Company relies on cash flow generated from operations and available borrowings under its bank line of credit to fund its working capital and other operating and investing needs.  The Company’s ability to borrow under the bank line of credit is based on its ability to continue to renew the maturity date of the bank line of credit.

 

The global, regional and local spread of COVID-19 has resulted in significant global mitigation measures, including government-directed quarantines, social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, travel restrictions and/or bans, and restricted access to certain corporate facilities and manufacturing sites.  Uncertainty with respect to the severity and duration of the pandemic has contributed to periods of volatility and disruption of financial markets. While the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic remain uncertain, impacts to the Company may include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the Company’s stock price due to market volatility; a decrease in demand for the Company’s products; reduced profitability; supply chain disruptions impeding the Company’s ability to ship and/or receive product; potential interruptions or limitations to manufacturing operations imposed by local, state or federal governments; shortages of key raw materials; workforce absenteeism and distraction; labor shortages; customer credit concerns; cyber security and data accessibility disruptions due to remote working arrangements; reduced sources of liquidity; increased borrowing costs; and potential asset impairment charges. Business disruptions and market volatility resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could continue to have a material adverse impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.

 

Based on the Company’s current cash position, and expected future cash flows, the Company believes it will have sufficient cash to fund its operations beyond twelve months from the date of the issuance of the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

Definitive Transaction Agreement with TeraWulf, Inc.

 

On June 25, 2021, the Company announced that its board of directors, along with the board of directors of TeraWulf Inc. (“TeraWulf”), unanimously approved a definitive agreement (as amended, the "Agreement”) under which the Company will combine with TeraWulf under a new holding company in a strategic business combination (the “Transaction”).

 

Upon consummation of the Transaction, each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock will receive $5.00 in cash, 1 contingent value right (“CVR”), and 1 share of the combined company's common stock. Through the CVRs, which will not be publicly traded, the Company’s shareholders will be entitled to receive 95% of the net proceeds from any sale of the IKONICS legacy business completed during the 18 months following the closing of the business combination, and will expire at the end of such 18 month period with respect to any portion of the IKONICS legacy business which has not been sold. The shares of the combined company's common stock to be received by the Company’s shareholders will collectively represent 2% of the combined company's pro forma common equity ownership.

 

Following consummation of the Transaction, the legacy business of IKONICS will be operated consistent with past practices but will be positioned for sale on terms that are acceptable to the board of directors of the combined company.

 

The Transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals, the approval of IKONICS and TeraWulf shareholders, and other customary closing conditions.

 

The Agreement contains certain termination rights for both IKONICS and TeraWulf, including if the Transaction is not completed on or before December 31, 2021.

 

The Agreement provides that the Company will be obligated to pay TeraWulf a termination fee of $1.2 million, and TeraWulf will be obligated to pay the Company a termination fee of $10.0 million, if the Agreement is terminated under certain circumstances. The Agreement does not contain any post-Closing indemnification obligations with respect to the Parties.

 

In the second quarter of 2021, in connection with the Transaction, the Company incurred pre-tax expenses of approximately $703,000 related to professional fees which are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

On August 3, 2021, one complaint was filed by a purported shareholder of the Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, captioned Stein v. Ikonics Corporation, et al., No. 1:21-cv-6550 (the “Stein Action”). On August 11, 2021, another complaint was filed by a purported shareholder of the Company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, captioned Bendimez v. Ikonics Corporation, et al., No. 1:21-cv-04514. The complaints name as defendants, IKONICS and the members of its board of directors  and allege violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and certain SEC rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Each complaint generally alleges, among other things, that certain disclosure in a version of this preliminary proxy statement/prospectus contained in the registration statement on Form S-4 originally filed with the SEC on July 30, 2021 misrepresented and/or omitted material information. The complaints seek, among other remedies, injunctive relief, including enjoining defendants from proceeding with or consummating the mergers, rescissory damages, and an award of costs and expenses, including attorneys’ and experts' fees and expenses. IKONICS and the members of its board of directors have not yet responded to either complaint but believe they are without merit. However, there can be no assurance that the IKONICS will prevail in any lawsuit. Additionally, similar lawsuits may be filed between the date of this filing and the date of the special meeting.

 

 

2.

Inventories

  

The major components of inventories as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

  

  

Jun 30, 2021

  

Dec 31, 2020

 
         

Raw materials

 $1,286,151  $1,323,655 

Work-in-progress

  399,738   428,753 

Finished goods

  1,140,543   1,065,458 

Reduction to LIFO cost

  (1,218,604)  (1,172,891)
         

Total Inventories

 $1,607,828  $1,644,975 

  

  

 

3.

Earnings Per Common Share (EPS)

  

Basic EPS is calculated using net loss divided by the weighted average of common shares outstanding.  Diluted EPS is calculated similarly to Basic EPS except that the weighted average number of common shares outstanding is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential dilutive common shares, such as those shares subject to options, had been issued.  The options and restricted stock units disclosed in Note 4 have been excluded from the computation because of their antidilutive effect. 

 

Shares used in the calculation of diluted EPS are summarized below:

  

  

Three Months Ended

 
  

Jun 30, 2021

  

Jun 30, 2020

 
         

Weighted average common shares outstanding

  1,977,959   1,976,354 

Dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units

  0   0 

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

  1,977,959   1,976,354 

  

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION

  

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

  

(Unaudited)

 

  

Six Months Ended

 
  

Jun 30, 2021

  

Jun 30, 2020

 
         

Weighted average common shares outstanding

  1,977,368   1,976,354 

Dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units

  0   0 

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

  1,977,368   1,976,354 

 

If the Company was in a net income position for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, 13,500 options with a weighted average exercise price of $6.18 would have been included as part of the computation of common share equivalents as the options would have been dilutive, while 10,000 options with a weighted average exercise price of $11.50 would have remained excluded because these options were anti-dilutive.  

 

If the Company was in a net income position for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, 87,110 restricted stock units would have been included as part of the computation of common share equivalents as the restricted stock units would have been dilutive.

 

If the Company was in a net income position for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, all 21,500 options outstanding with a weighted average exercise price of $7.38 would have remained excluded from the computation of common share equivalents as the options were anti-dilutive. 

 

 

4.

Stock-Based Compensation

  

The Company maintains the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2019 Plan”). The 2019 Plan replaced the 1995 Incentive Stock Option Plan (the "1995 Plan) upon its ratification by shareholders in April 2019.   The 1995 plan authorized the issuance of up to 442,750 shares of common stock through grants of restricted stock units and options.  Of those shares, 1,000 were subject to outstanding options as of June 30, 2021.  Awards granted under the 1995 Plan will remain in effect until they are exercised or expire according to their terms.    At the time the 2019 Plan was approved, there were 102,157 shares reserved for future grants under the 1995 Plan which will no longer be available for future grants.  

 

Under the terms of the 2019 Plan, the number of shares of common stock that may be the subject of awards and issued under the 2019 Plan was initially set at 102,157.  Subsequent to the approval of the 2019 Plan, 12,750 outstanding options granted under the 1995 Plan were forfeited.  Under the terms of the 2019 Plan, those forfeited options are added back to the 2019 Plan reserve pool.  As of June 30, 2021, 90,850 restricted stock units (RSUs) and 23,250 options have been granted under the 2019 Plan, of which 750 stock options and 2,400 RSUs have been forfeited, bringing the number of shares of common stock available for future awards under the 2019 Plan to 3,957.

 

The Company charged compensation cost of approximately $131,600 against the loss for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and approximately $7,400 for the six months ended June 30, 2020.   As of June 30, 2021, there was approximately $674,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested share-based compensation awards. That cost is expected to be recognized over the next four years.

  

The Company receives a tax deduction for certain stock option exercises during the period in which the options are exercised, generally for the excess of the market price at the time the stock options are exercised over the exercise price of the options, which increases additional paid in capital and reduces income taxes payable.

 

Proceeds from the exercise of 3,000 stock options with an intrinsic value of approximately $24,000 were approximately $27,700 for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  NaN stock options were exercised during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

There were 10,000 options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020. The fair value of options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were estimated using the Black Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

 

  

2021

  

2020

 

Dividend yield

  0   0 

Expected volatility

  51.6%  40.3%

Expected life of option (years)

  10   10 

Risk-free interest rate

  0.5%  1.4%

Fair value of each option on grant date

 $6.84  $2.90 

  

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Stock option activity during the six months ended June 30, 2021 was as follows:

 

      

Weighted

 
      

Average

 
      

Exercise

 
  

Shares

  

Price

 

Outstanding at January 1, 2021

  17,500  $6.97 

Granted

  10,000   11.50 

Exercised

  (3,000)  9.23 

Expired and forfeited

  (1,000)  10.75 

Outstanding at June 30, 2021

  23,500  $8.45 

Exercisable at June 30, 2021

  5,165  $6.54 

    

The aggregate intrinsic value of all options outstanding and for those exercisable at June 30, 2021 was approximately $58,700 and $20,700, respectively.

 

There were 36,550 RSUs granted during the six months ended June 30, 2021.  The shares underlying the awards were assigned a weighted average value of $11.01 per share, based on the closing price of the Company's common stock on the date of grants.  These awards scheduled vesting period ranges from some awards vesting at the  time of the grant up to four years.  NaN RSUs were granted during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

RSU activity during the six months ended June 30, 2021 is summarized as follows:

 

      

Weighted

 
      

Average

 
  

Number of

  

Grant Date

 
  

Shares

  

Fair Value

 

Unvested shares at January 1, 2021

  54,300  $6.11 

Granted

  36,550   11.01 

Vested

  (1,340)  11.30 

Forfeited or surrendered

  (2,400)  6.11 

Unvested shares at June 30, 2021

  87,110   8.09 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

  

(Unaudited)

 

5.

Segment Information

  

The Company’s reportable segments are strategic business units that offer different products and have varied customer bases.  There are 4 reportable segments:  Chromaline, IKONICS Imaging, Digital Texturing (DTX) and Advanced Material Solutions (AMS).  Chromaline sells screen printing film, emulsions, and inkjet receptive film primarily to distributors and some end users.  IKONICS Imaging sells photo resistant film, art supplies, glass, and related abrasive etching equipment to both end users and distributors.  AMS provides sound deadening and weight reduction technology to the aerospace industry along with products and services for etched composites, ceramics, glass and silicon wafers.  DTX includes products and customers related to patented and proprietary inkjet technology used for mold texturing and prototyping.   The accounting policies applied to determine the segment information are the same as those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

  

Management evaluates the performance of each segment based on the components of divisional income (loss).  Assets and liabilities are not allocated to segments, except for trade receivables.  Financial information with respect to the reportable segments follows:

  

For the three months ended June 30, 2021: 

  

IKONICS

 
      

IKONICS

                 
  

Chromaline

  

Imaging

  

DTX

  

AMS

  

Unalloc.

  

Total

 

Net sales

 $2,653,733  $1,264,855  $85,444  $247,316  $0  $4,251,348 

Cost of goods sold

  1,905,738   644,071   34,260   237,975   0   2,822,044 

Gross profit

  747,995   620,784   51,184   9,341   0   1,429,304 

Selling general and administrative*

  289,928   259,219   32,001   58,869   1,304,485   1,944,502 

Research and development*

  0   0   0   0   128,895   128,895 

Income (loss) from operations

 $458,067  $361,565  $19,183  $(49,528) $(1,433,380) $(644,093)

    

For the three months ended June 30, 2020: 

  

IKONICS

 
      

IKONICS

                 
  

Chromaline

  

Imaging

  

DTX

  

AMS

  

Unalloc.

  

Total

 

Net sales

 $1,619,986  $625,800  $49,053  $277,600  $0  $2,572,439 

Cost of goods sold

  1,407,362   419,985   24,346   335,851   0   2,187,544 

Gross profit (loss)

  212,624   205,815   24,707   (58,251)  0   384,895 

Selling general and administrative*

  366,136   224,573   30,059   57,035   524,504   1,202,307 

Research and development*

  0   0   0   0   201,234   201,234 

Loss from operations

 $(153,512) $(18,758) $(5,352) $(115,286) $(725,738) $(1,018,646)

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021: 

  

IKONICS

 
      

IKONICS

                 
  

Chromaline

  

Imaging

  

DTX

  

AMS

  

Unalloc.

  

Total

 

Net sales

 $4,352,414  $2,351,456  $161,755  $459,131  $0  $7,324,756 

Cost of goods sold

  3,140,523   1,193,726   77,052   487,819   0   4,899,120 

Gross profit (loss)

  1,211,891   1,157,730   84,703   (28,688)  0   2,425,636 

Selling general and administrative*

  547,930   475,755   62,040   117,490   1,924,878   3,128,093 

Research and development*

  0   0   0   0   263,817   263,817 

Income (loss) from operations

 $663,961  $681,975  $22,663  $(146,178) $(2,188,695) $(966,274)

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2020: 

  

IKONICS

 
      

IKONICS

                 
  

Chromaline

  

Imaging

  

DTX

  

AMS

  

Unalloc.

  

Total

 

Net sales

 $3,584,326  $1,595,899  $161,582  $727,824  $0  $6,069,631 

Cost of goods sold

  2,825,631   897,708   76,092   732,073   0   4,531,504 

Gross profit (loss)

  758,695   698,191   85,490   (4,249)  0   1,538,127 

Selling general and administrative*

  792,355   503,435   64,432   160,144   1,462,961   2,983,327 

Research and development*

  0   0   0   0   384,814   384,814 

Income (loss) from operations

 $(33,660) $194,756  $21,058  $(164,393) $(1,847,775) $(1,830,014)

 

 


*The Company does not allocate all selling, general and administrative expenses or any research and development expenses to its operating segments for internal reporting.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

  

(Unaudited)

  

Trade receivables by segment as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

  

  

Jun 30, 2021

  

Dec 31, 2020

 
         

Chromaline

 $1,150,630  $1,676,592 

IKONICS Imaging

  356,216   396,116 

DTX

  26,759   35,983 

AMS

  155,409   57,676 

Unallocated

  (37,979)  (47,154)
         

Total

 $1,651,035  $2,119,213 

  

  

 

6.

Income Taxes

  

 

The Company records its interim provision for income taxes by applying its estimated annual effective tax rate to the year-to-date pre-tax income and adjusting for discrete tax items recorded in the period. Deferred income taxes result from temporary differences between the reporting of amounts for financial statement purposes and income tax purposes. These differences relate primarily to different methods used for income tax reporting purposes, including for depreciation and amortization, warranty and vacation accruals, and deductions related to allowances for doubtful accounts receivable and inventory reserves. The provision for income taxes included current federal and state income tax expense, as well as deferred federal and state income tax expense. 

 

Management assesses the available positive and negative evidence to estimate whether sufficient future taxable income will be generated to permit use of the existing deferred tax assets. A significant piece of objective negative evidence evaluated was the cumulative loss incurred over the three-year period ended June 30, 2021. Such objective evidence limits the ability to consider other subjective evidence, such as our projections for future growth.

 

On the basis of this evaluation, as of June 30, 2021, a full valuation allowance has been recorded to reserve for deferred tax assets entirely, which are not expected to be realized.  The valuation allowance will be reevaluated on a quarterly basis and may change if estimates of future taxable income during the carryforward period is increased or if objective negative evidence in the form of cumulative losses is no longer present and additional weight is given to subjective evidence such as our projections for growth

 

The effective tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was a benefit of 0.1%, compared to an effective tax rate 0.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2020.   The Company recorded an income tax benefit of  $1,000 and a benefit of $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

The effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was a benefit of 1.8%, compared to a benefit 12.8% for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The primary driver of the change in the Company’s effective tax rate is attributable to additional benefit from an net operating loss carryback claim recorded in the prior year.  The Company recorded an income tax benefit of  $19,000 and a benefit of $239,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

  

(Unaudited)

 

The Company recognizes the financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority is more-likely -than-not to sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the more-likely-than-not threshold, the amount recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority. As of June 30, 2021, the Company has 0 unrecognized tax benefits.

 

This Company is not currently under examination in any jurisdiction. In the event of any future tax assessments, the Company has elected to record the income taxes and any related interest and penalties as income tax expense on the statement of operations.

 

 

7.

Long-Term Debt

 

Duluth Economic Development Authority Loan

On April 1, 2016, the Company entered into a financing agreement (the “Financing Agreement”) under which the Duluth Economic Development Authority (the “Issuer”) agreed to sell $3,415,000 of its Tax Exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (IKONICS Project) (the “Bonds”) to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Bank”), and the Bank agreed to lend to the Company the proceeds received from the sale of the Bonds (the “Loan”).  The closing of the sale of the Bonds occurred on April 29, 2016. The proceeds from the Loan were used to finance the construction of a 27,300-square foot building as well as related equipment for use in the Company’s manufacture of sound deadening technology used in the aerospace industry and products consisting of etched composites, ceramics, glass and silicon wafers, to be located in Duluth, Minnesota (the “Project”).  The Loan required monthly payments of approximately $18,000, including interest. The Loans interest rate was 2.60% per year, subject to change based upon changes to the maximum federal corporate tax rate.  Including debt costs of approximately $139,000, the Loan’s effective interest rate was 3.23%.

 

During the first six months of 2021, the Company was informed that the bank will require the Company to repay the outstanding principal and any outstanding accrued and unpaid interest on April 1, 2021.  On April 1, 2021, the Company repaid the entire loan including principal amount of $2.7 million and interest of $6,100 with existing cash on  hand.   When the loan was repaid, $82,000 of unamortized deferred financing costs were written off and charged to interest expense.

Line of Credit

The Company also has a bank line of credit providing for borrowings of up to $2,050,000 which expires on August 30, 2021 and bears interest at 1.8 percentage points over the 30-day LIBOR rate.  The Company did not utilize this line of credit during the first six months of 2021 or 2020 and there were 0 borrowings outstanding as of June 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.  There are no financial covenants related to the line of credit, and the line of credit is collateralized by the Company's assets.

 

 

 

IKONICS CORPORATION

 

  Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

The information presented below in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements relating to our future plans, objectives and results and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our financial results and the effectiveness of the Company’s responses to the pandemic.  Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed elsewhere in this report and under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as updated in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Because actual results may differ, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. 

 

Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expected include, but are not limited to, our pending strategic business combination with TeraWulf, Inc., including uncertainties as to timing of completion, the risk that the mergers may not be completed in a timely manner or at all and the risk that our shareholders cannot be certain of the value of the consideration they will receive.

  

ITEM 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  

The following management’s discussion and analysis focuses on those factors that had a material effect on the Company’s financial results of operations during the second quarter of 2021 and first six months of 2021 as well as the same periods of 2020.  It should be read in connection with the Company’s condensed unaudited financial statements and notes thereto included in this Form 10-Q.

 

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

The Company is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on its business. The outbreak and continuing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in a substantial curtailment of business activities worldwide and is causing weakened economic conditions, both nationally and globally. As part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, state, local and foreign governments have imposed various restrictions on the conduct of business and travel. Government restrictions, such as stay-at-home orders and quarantines and company remote work policies have led to a significant number of business closures and slowdowns. These business closures and slowdowns have already adversely impacted and will likely continue to adversely impact the Company directly, as well as cause its customers and suppliers to slow or stop production, which will likely significantly disrupt the Company's sales, production and supply chain.  For example, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company began to experience decreased demand for its products and services during the year ended 2020.  The Company anticipates a sustained decrease in global demand from pre-COVID-19 levels  for certain of its products and services during 2021.  This decrease in demand will likely have a material adverse impact on the Company's business, operating results and financial condition.  The Company’s facilities continue to operate and are doing so safely, having implemented social distancing and enhanced health, safety and sanitization measures. The Company's leadership continues to address the situation and is adjusting as necessary. The Company also previously implemented necessary procedures to enable a significant portion of its employee base to work remotely.  During the second quarter of 2021 most all of the Company's employees have returned to working at the Company's facilities. As the situation continues to evolve into a more prolonged pandemic, the Company expects the COVID-19 pandemic to have a significant adverse effect on economies and financial markets globally, potentially leading to a significant worldwide economic downturn, which could have a significant adverse effect on the Company's business, operating results and financial condition.  To partially mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,  in 2020 the Company implemented cost reduction efforts including a reduction of its workforce, a decrease in the Company’s contribution to its 401(k) retirement plan and the elimination of all non-essential expenditures.  Refer to “Risk Factors” in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information on the potential effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our future operating results.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates 

  

The Company prepares its financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  Therefore, the Company is required to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable based upon the information available.  These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented.  The accounting estimates, which the Company believes are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating its reported financial results, include the following:

  

Trade Receivables.  The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers and adjusts credit limits based upon payment history and the customer’s current credit worthiness, as determined by review of the current credit information.  The Company continuously monitors collections and payments from its customers and maintains a provision for estimated credit losses based upon historical experience and any specific customer collection issues that have been identified.  While such credit losses have historically been within expectations and the provisions established, the Company cannot guarantee that it will continue to experience the same collection history that has occurred in the past especially given the unpredictability of any effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The general payment terms are net 30-45 days for domestic customers and net 30-90 days for foreign customers.  A small percentage of the trade receivables balance is denominated in a foreign currency with no concentration in any given country.  At the end of each reporting period, the Company analyzes the receivable balance for customers paying in a foreign currency.  These balances are adjusted to each quarter or year-end spot rate in accordance with FASB ASC 830, Foreign Currency Matters.  The Company also maintains a provision for any customer related returns based upon historical experience of actual returns and any specifically identified product issues, refunds or credits.

  

Inventories.  Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value using the last in, first out (LIFO) method.  The Company monitors its inventory for obsolescence and records reductions from cost when required.

  

 

Income Taxes.  Deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences.  Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases.  Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.  Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.  Deferred tax assets and liabilities are presented as long-term on a net basis.  The Company follows the accounting standard on accounting for uncertainty in income taxes, which addresses the determination of whether tax benefits claimed or expected to be claimed on a tax return should be recorded in the financial statements.  Under this guidance, the Company may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position.  The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position are measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement.  The guidance on accounting for uncertainty in income taxes also addresses derecognition, classification, interest and penalties on income taxes, and accounting in interim periods.

 

Revenue recognition.  Revenue is measured based on consideration specified in the contract with a customer, adjusted for any applicable estimates of variable consideration and other factors affecting the transaction price, including noncash consideration, consideration paid or payable to customers and significant financing components.  While most of the Company’s revenue is contracted with customers through one-time purchase orders and short-term contracts, the Company does have long-term arrangements with certain customers.  Revenue from all customers is recognized when a performance obligation is satisfied by transferring control of a distinct good or service to a customer. 

  

Individually promised goods and services in a contract are considered a distinct performance obligation and accounted for separately if the customer can benefit from the individual good or service on its own or with other resources that are readily available to the customer and the good or service is separately identifiable from other promises in the arrangement.  When an arrangement includes multiple performance obligations, the consideration is allocated between the performance obligations in proportion to their estimated standalone selling price.  Costs related to products delivered are recognized in the period incurred, unless criteria for capitalization of costs are met. Costs of revenues consist primarily of direct labor, manufacturing overhead, materials and components.  The Company does not incur significant upfront costs to obtain a contract.  If costs to obtain a contract were to become material, the costs would be recorded as an asset and amortized to expense in a manner consistent with the related recognition of revenue.

 

The Company excludes governmental assessed and imposed taxes on revenue transactions that are invoiced to customers from revenue.  The Company includes freight billed to customers in revenue. Shipping and handling costs associated with outbound freight after control over a product has transferred to a customer are accounted for as a fulfillment cost and are included in cost of goods sold.

  

The timing of revenue recognition, billings and cash collections results in accounts receivable on the balance sheet.

  

Performance obligations.  A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer.  A contract’s transaction price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation in proportion to its standalone selling price and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied.  The Company’s various performance obligations and the timing or method of revenue recognition are discussed below: 

  

The Company sells its products to both distributors and end-users. Each unit of product delivered under a customer order represents a distinct and separate performance obligation as the customer can benefit from each unit on its own or with other resources that are readily available to the customer and each unit of product is separately identifiable from other products in the arrangement.

  

The transaction price for the Company’s products is the invoiced amount.  The Company does not have variable consideration in the form of refunds, credits, rebates, price concessions, pricing incentives or other items impacting transaction price.  The purchase order pricing in arrangements with customers is deemed to approximate standalone selling price; therefore, the Company does not need to allocate proceeds on a relative standalone selling price allocation between performance obligations.  The Company applies the practical expedient in FASB ASC 606-10-50-14 and does not disclose information about remaining performance obligations that have original expected durations of one year or less. There are no material obligations that extend beyond one year. 

  

Revenue is recognized when transfer of control occurs as defined by the terms in the customer agreement. The Company immediately recognizes incidental items that are immaterial in the context of the contract.  The Company has also applied the practical expedient in FASB ASC 606-10-32-18 regarding the adjustment of the promised amount of consideration for the effects of a significant financing component when the customer pays for that good or service within one year or less, as the Company does not have any significant financing components in its customer arrangements as payment is received at or shortly after the point of sale, generally thirty to ninety days.

  

 

The Company estimates returns based on an analysis of historical experience if the right to return products is granted to its customers.  The Company does not record a return asset as non-conforming products are generally not returned.  The Company’s return policy does not vary by geography.  The customer has no rotation or price protection rights.  The Company is not under a warranty obligation except as described below.

  

Sales commissions.  Sales commissions paid to sales representatives are eligible for capitalization as they are incremental costs that would not have been incurred without entering into a specific sales arrangement and are recoverable through the expected margin on the transaction.  The Company has elected to apply the practical expedient provided by FASB ASC 340-40-25-4 and recognize the incremental costs of obtaining contracts as an expense when incurred, as the amortization period of the assets that would have otherwise been recognized is one year or less.  The Company records these costs in selling, general, and administrative expense.

  

Product warranty.   The Company offers warranties on various products and services. These warranties are assurance type warranties that are not sold on a standalone basis; therefore, they are not considered distinct performance obligations.  The Company estimates the costs that may be incurred under its warranties and records a liability in the amount of such costs at the time the revenue is recognized for the product sale. 

  

International revenue.  The Company markets its products to numerous countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world. Foreign sales were approximately 32% of total sales during the first six months of 2021 and 34% during the first six months of 2020.

 

Results of Operations 

  

Quarter Ended June 30, 2021 Compared to Quarter Ended June 30, 2020 

  

Sales.  The Company’s 2021 second quarter sales of $4.3 million were $1.7 million or 65.3%, higher than the 2020 second quarter sales of $2.6 million.  Chromaline's 2021 second quarter sales of $2.7 million increased by 63.8% from second quarter 2020 sales of $1.6 million while IKONICS Imaging sales increased from $626,000 in the second quarter of 2020 to $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2021, a 102.1% increase.  DTX sales also increased by 74.2% in the second quarter of 2021 to $85,000 compared to $49,000 in the second quarter of 2020.  Chromaline, IKONICS Imaging and DTX sales in second quarter of 2020 were negatively impacted by the slowdown in economic activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  IKONICS Imaging sales in the second quarter of 2021 have also been favorably impacted by improved IKONART® sales.  Partially offsetting these increases, AMS sales decreased from $278,000 in the second quarter of 2020 to $247,000 in the second quarter of 2021, a 10.9% decrease as the negative effect of the the COVID-19 pandemic was not as significant on AMS in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the Company's other business segments. 

 

Gross Profit.  Gross profit was $1.4 million or 33.6% of sales, in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $385,000, or 15.0%, of sales for the same period in 2020.  The Chromaline gross margin increased from 13.1% in the second quarter of 2020 to 28.2% in the second quarter of 2021 while the IKONICS Imaging gross margin increased from 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020 to 49.1% in the second quarter of 2021.  Both the Chromaline and IKONICS Imaging gross margins in 2020 were unfavorably impacted by lower sales volumes and lower production output caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite lower sales volumes a reduction in production costs resulted in the AMS gross margin improving from a negative 21.0% during the second quarter of 2020 to 3.8% in the second quarter of 2021 while the DTX gross margin increased from 50.4% in second quarter of 2020 to 59.9% in second quarter of 2021.  

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.  Selling, general and administrative expenses were $1.9 million or 45.7% of sales, in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $1.2 million, or 46.7% of sales, for the same period in 2020.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2021 increased primarily due to approximately $700,000 of professional service expenses related to the pending strategic business combination with TeraWulf, Inc.

  

Research and Development Expenses.  Research and development expenses during the second quarter of 2021 were $129,000, or 3.0% of sales, versus $201,000, or 7.8%, of sales for the same period in 2020.  Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2021 were favorably impacted by a reduction in staffing levels.

  

Interest Expense.  Interest expense for the second quarter of 2021 and 2020 was $82,000 and $25,000, respectively.   The interest expense increase for the three months ended June 30, 2021 is due to the $82,000 write off of debts costs when the loan was repaid.

  

Income Taxes.  For the three months ended June 30, 2021 the effective tax rate was a benefit of 0.1%, compared to an effective tax rate of 0.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2020.  The Company recorded an income tax benefit $1,000 and $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 

 

Sales.  The Company’s 2021 first half sales of $7.3 million were $1.3 million, or 20.7%, higher than the 2020 first half sales of $6.1 million as 2020 sales were negatively impacted by the slowdown in economic activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Chromaline 2021 sales for the first six months of $4.4 million increased by 21.4% from 2020 first half sales of $3.6 million while IKONICS Imaging first half sales of $2.4 million in 2021 were $756,000, or 47.3% higher than sales for the first six months of 2020.  IKONICS Imaging sales in 2021 also benefitted from improved IKONART® sales.  AMS sales in the first half of 2021 were $459,000 compared to $728,000 for the same period in 2020, a 36.9% decrease.  For AMS sales, both the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the recovery in 2021 has been delayed compared to IKONICS other business segments.  DTX sales for the first six months of 2021 of $162,000 were flat with the first six months of 2020.

 

Gross Profit.  Gross profit was $2.4 million, or 33.1% of sales, in the first half of 2021 compared to $1.5 million, or 25.3% of sales, for the same period in 2020.  The Chromaline gross margin increased from 21.2% in the first half of 2020 to 27.8% for the first six months of 2021 while the IKONICS Imaging gross margin increased from 43.7% in the first half of 2020 to 49.2% in the first half of 2021.  Both the Chromaline and IKONICS Imaging gross margins in 2020 were unfavorably impacted by lower sales volumes and lower production output caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lower sales volumes resulted in the AMS gross margin decreasing from a negative 0.6% in the first half  of 2020 to a negative 6.2% for the same period in 2021.  The first half DTX gross margins in 2021 and 2020 were 52.4% and 52.9%, respectively. 

  

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.  Selling, general and administrative expenses were $3.1 million, or 42.7% of sales, in the first half of 2021 compared to $3.0 million, or 49.2% of sales, for the same period in 2020.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first half of 2021 include approximately $730,000 of professional service expenses related to the pending strategic business combination with TeraWulf, Inc.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first half of 2020 were affected by $365,000 of one-time costs related to the Chief Executive Officer transition occurring in the first half of 2020.  These costs include severance payments, a signing bonus, relocation expenses and executive search consulting expenses. 

 

Research and Development Expenses.  Research and development expenses during the first half of 2021 were $264,000, or 3.6% of sales, versus $385,000, or 6.3%, of sales for the same period in 2020.  Research and development expenses in the first half of 2021 were favorably impacted by a reduction in staffing levels.

 

Interest Expense. Interest expense for the first six months of 2021 and 2020 was $102,000 and $46,000, respectively.  The interest expense increase for the first six months of 2021 is due to the $82,000 write off of debts costs when the loan was repaid.

 

Income Taxes.  For the first half of 2021, the Company realized an income tax benefit of $20,000, or an effective tax rate of 1.8%, compared to a benefit of $239,000, or an effective tax rate of 12.8% for the six months ended June 30, 2020.  The primary driver of the change in the Company’s effective tax rate is attributable to additional benefit from an net operating loss carryback claim recorded in the prior year. 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources   

 

Outside of the building expansion, for which $3.4 million in financing was obtained during 2016 and the $1.2 million Paycheck Protection loan the Company received and was forgiven in 2020, the Company has financed its operations principally with funds generated from operations.  These funds have historically been sufficient to cover the Company’s normal operating expenditures, annual capital requirements, and research and development expenditures.  

 

Cash was $2.3 million and $3.7 million at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.  Operating activities provided $1.3 million in cash during the first six months of 2021 compared to a use of cash of $1.2 million during the same period in 2020.  Cash provided by or used in operating activities is primarily the result of net losses adjusted for non-cash depreciation, amortization, stock based compensation, and certain changes in working capital components discussed in the following paragraph.

 

During the first six months of 2021, trade receivables decreased by $468,000 due to improved collections.  The Company believes that the quality of its receivables is high and that strong internal controls are in place to maintain proper collections.  Inventories decreased by $37,000 due to lower raw material levels resulting from supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prepaid expenses and other assets increased by $37,000 reflecting the prepayment of insurance premiums.  Accrued expenses increased $119,000 due to the timing of payroll.  Accounts payable increased by $1.1 million mainly due to professional service expenses related to the pending strategic business combination with TeraWulf, Inc.  Income taxes receivable decreased by $189,000 as the Company received payment during 2021 on a previously recorded income tax refund. 

 

During the first six months of 2020, trade receivables decreased by $1.0 million.  This decrease was due primarily to a slowdown in sales of products and services during the first six months of 2020, as a result of the aforementioned COVID-19 pandemic.  The Company believes that the quality of its receivables is high and that strong internal controls are in place to maintain proper collections.  Inventories increased by $501,000 due to higher finished goods levels as the Company experienced lower than expected sales during the first half of 2020.  Prepaid expenses and other assets decreased by $749,000 reflecting a decrease in a receivable related to the reimbursement of 2019 medical insurance costs that the Company received from its stop-loss insurance carrier.  Accrued expenses decreased $512,000, reflecting a decrease in the accrual for health insurance costs.  Accounts payable decreased by $446,000 due to the Company's cost reduction efforts and a reduction in raw material purchases in anticipation of lower sales volumes.  Income taxes receivable increased by $247,000 as the Company recognized an income tax benefit attributable to a net operating loss carryback claim.

 

During the first six months of 2021, cash used in investing activities was $27,000.  The Company’s purchases of equipment of $11,000 were mainly for improvements to production and process capabilities.  The Company incurred $16,000 in patent application costs that the Company records as an asset and amortizes upon successful completion of the application process.  

 

During the first six months of 2020, cash provided by investing activities was $2.1 million.  Nine certificates of deposits totaling $2.2 million matured during the first six months of 2020.  The Company’s purchases of equipment of $150,000 were mainly for improvements to production and process capabilities and to replace a vehicle.  The Company received $18,000 in proceeds from the sale of a vehicle.  Also, during the first six months of 2020, the Company incurred $12,000 in patent application costs that the Company records as an asset and amortizes upon successful completion of the application process.

  

 

During the first six months of 2021, the Company received $28,000 from the issuance of 3,000 shares of common stock from the exercise of stock options.  There were no exercises of stock options during the first six months of 2020

 

On April 1, 2016, the Company entered into a financing agreement (the “Financing Agreement”) under which the Duluth Economic Development Authority (the “Issuer”) agreed to sell $3,415,000 of its Tax Exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (IKONICS Project) (the “Bonds”) to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Bank”), and the Bank agreed to lend to the Company the proceeds received from the sale of the Bonds (the “Loan”). Related to the Company’s Loan, the Company made principal payments of $72,000 during the first six months of 2020.  

 

The Company was subject to certain customary covenants set forth in the Loan, including a requirement that the Company maintain a debt service coverage ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1.00.  As of December 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with the debt service coverage ratio loan covenant.  During the first half of 2021, the Company was notified by the bank that per the loan agreement the bank will recall the loan on April 1, 2021.  On April 1, 2021, the Company repaid the entire loan including principal amount of $2.7 million and interest of $6,100 with existing cash on hand.  

 

On April 18, 2020, the Company entered into a loan pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act, as administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The loan, in the principal amount of $1,214,500 (the “PPP Loan”), was disbursed by BMO Harris Bank National Association (“Lender”) on April 22, 2020, pursuant to a Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Note and Agreement (the “Note and Agreement”).  The entire PPP Loan was forgiven by the SBA and the Lender prior to the end of 2020.  

 

A bank line of credit providing for borrowings of up to $2,050,000 expires August 30, 2021.  The line of credit is collateralized by the Company’s assets and bears interest at 1.8 percentage points over the 30-day LIBOR rate.  The Company did not utilize this line of credit during the first six months of 2021 or 2020, and there were no borrowings outstanding as of June 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.  There are no financial covenants related to the line of credit, and the Company expects that it will secure a similar line of credit when the current line of credit expires.

 

The Company believes that current financial resources, its line of credit, and cash generated from operations, along with the Company’s capacity for additional debt and/or equity financing will be sufficient to fund current and anticipated business operations. However, the full extent of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s customers, supply chain and business cannot be reasonably assessed at this time and the Company expects its full year 2021 results of operations to be adversely affected. The Company implemented a plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 which includes permanent reductions to the Company's workforce, temporary reductions in board and officer compensation, temporary suspension of the Company’s contribution to its 401(k) retirement plan and the elimination of all non-essential expenditures.  The impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s operating results will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including governmental and business reactions to the pandemic.

 

Capital Expenditures 

  

Through the first six months of 2021, the Company incurred $11,000 of capital expenditures mainly for improvements to production and process capabilities.  

  

The Company is planning additional capital expenditures in 2021 of approximately $50,000 including improvements to the Company's production capabilities, process improvements, and information technology upgrades.  Currently, the Company expects to fund its capital expenditures with existing cash and cash generated from operating activities. 

 

 

International Activity 

  

The Company markets its products to numerous countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world.  Foreign sales were approximately 32% of total sales during the first half of 2021 and 34% during the first half of 2020.   The fluctuations of certain foreign currencies have not significantly impacted the Company’s operations, as the Company’s foreign sales are not concentrated in any one region of the world, although a strong U.S. dollar does make the Company’s products less competitive internationally.  The Company believes its vulnerability due to uncertainties in foreign currency fluctuations and general economic conditions in foreign countries is not significant.

  

The Company’s foreign transactions are primarily negotiated, invoiced and paid in U.S. dollars, while a portion is transacted in Euros.  The Company has not implemented an economic hedging strategy to reduce the risk of foreign currency translation or transaction exposures, as management does not believe this to be a significant risk based on the scope and geographic diversity of the Company’s foreign operations.  Furthermore, the impact of foreign exchange on the Company’s balance sheet and operating results was not material in either 2021 or 2020.

  

Future Outlook

 

See the discussion under the heading “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic” above for the Company’s discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

IKONICS has spent an average of approximately 5% of annual sales in research and development and has made capital expenditures related to new products and programs.  The Company plans to maintain its efforts in these areas to expedite internal product development as well as to form technological alliances with outside entities to commercialize new product opportunities.

 

The Company is also continuing to pursue DTX-related business initiatives.  In addition to making efforts towards growing the inkjet technology business, the Company offers a range of products for creating texture surfaces and has introduced a fluid for use in prototyping.  The Company has been awarded European, Japanese, and United States patents on its DTX technologies.  The Company has also modified its DTX technology to facilitate entry into the market for prototyping. 

 

The Company continues to make progress on its AMS business.  The Company has three long-term sales agreements in place for its technology with major aerospace companies.  However, based on customer communications, the Company anticipates reduced order volume for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Both the Chromaline and IKONICS Imaging units operate in mature markets.  Although these business units require aggressive strategies to grow market share, both are developing new products and business relationships that the Company believes will contribute to growth.  Early in 2019, the Company introduced its new IKONART® product to positive reviews and is generating sales.  IKONART® provides a new way to make custom reusable stencils for the creative arts markets.  In addition to its traditional emphasis on domestic markets, the Company will continue efforts to grow its business internationally by attempting to develop new markets and expanding market share where it has already established a presence. However, the strong U.S. dollar has made international growth challenging.

 

Other future activities undertaken to expand the Company’s business may include strategic partnerships, acquisitions, building improvements, equipment additions, new product development and marketing opportunities.

 

In entering into the merger agreement relating to our pending strategic business combination with TeraWulf, Inc., we agreed to certain covenants that place restrictions on our operations until the consummation of the transaction. These operating covenants may restrict our ability to complete some of the aforementioned future activities until we are no longer subject to them.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements 

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which revises guidance for the accounting for credit losses on financial instruments within its scope, and in November 2018, issued ASU No. 2018-19 and in April 2019, issued ASU No. 2019-04 and in May 2019, issued ASU No. 2019-05, and in November 2019, issued ASU No. 2019-11, which amended the standard. The new standard introduces an approach, based on expected losses, to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments and modifies the impairment model for available-for-sale debt securities. The new approach to estimating credit losses (referred to as the current expected credit losses model) applies to most financial assets measured at amortized cost and certain other instruments, including trade and other receivables, loans, held-to-maturity debt securities, net investments in leases and off-balance-sheet credit exposures. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. Entities are required to apply the standard’s provisions as a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is adopted. The Company is still evaluating the impact of this ASU.

  

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements 

  

The Company has no off-balance sheet arrangements.  

  

ITEM 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

  

Not applicable

  

ITEM 4.  Controls and Procedures

  

As of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company conducted an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, of the Company’s disclosure control and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)).  Based on this evaluation, the principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

  

There were no changes to the Company's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the first six months of 2021 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting. 

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

ITEM 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

Shareholder Litigation Relating to the Mergers

 

On August 3, 2021, one complaint was filed by a purported shareholder of the Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, captioned Stein v. Ikonics Corporation, et al., No. 1:21-cv-6550 (the “Stein Action”). On August 11, 2021, another complaint was filed by a purported shareholder of the Company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, captioned Bendimez v. Ikonics Corporation, et al., No. 1:21-cv-04514. The complaints name as defendants, IKONICS and the members of its board of directors  and allege violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and certain SEC rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Each complaint generally alleges, among other things, that certain disclosure in a version of this preliminary proxy statement/prospectus contained in the registration statement on Form S-4 originally filed with the SEC on July 30, 2021 misrepresented and/or omitted material information. The complaints seek, among other remedies, injunctive relief, including enjoining defendants from proceeding with or consummating the mergers, rescissory damages, and an award of costs and expenses, including attorneys’ and experts' fees and expenses. IKONICS and the members of its board of directors have not yet responded to either complaint but believe they are without merit. However, there can be no assurance that the IKONICS will prevail in any lawsuit. Additionally, similar lawsuits may be filed between the date of this filing and the date of the special meeting

  

ITEM 1A.

Risk Factors

  

You should carefully review and consider the information below, which is an update to and should be read in conjunction with the information regarding certain factors which could materially affect the Company's business, financial condition or future results set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020

 

Risks Relating to the Mergers

 

The following factors relate to the Company's pending strategic business combination with Terawulf, Inc., including the related mergers contemplated under the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated June 25, 2021, as amended on August 5, 2021, that we entered into with Telluride Holdco, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“HoldCo”), Telluride Merger Sub I, Inc., a Minnesota corporation and direct wholly owned subsidiary of HoldCo (“Merger Sub I”), Telluride Merger Sub II, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct wholly owned subsidiary of HoldCo (“Merger Sub II”), and TeraWulf Inc., a Delaware corporation (“TeraWulf”).

 

The mergers are subject to a number of conditions, some of which are beyond our control.

 

The merger agreement contains a number of closing conditions, including the following conditions that apply to the obligations of the Company, TeraWulf, HoldCo, Merger Sub I and Merger Sub II:

 

 

The Company shall have obtained the approval of its shareholders to adopt the merger agreement;

 

 

TeraWulf shall have obtained the approval of its shareholders to adopt the merger agreement;

 

 

the SEC shall have declared the registration statement to be effective, and no stop order concerning the registration statement shall be in effect;

 

 

the shares of Holdco common stock to be issued to shareholders of the Company and TeraWulf pursuant to merger agreement shall have been approved for listing on Nasdaq, subject only to official notice of issuance;

 

 

any waiting period applicable to the completion of the mergers under the HSR Act shall have expired or shall have been earlier terminated;

 

 

none of the parties to the merger agreement shall be subject to any decree, order or injunction of a U.S. court of competent jurisdiction that prohibits the consummation of the mergers; and

 

 

EQ Shareowner Services, as Rights Agent, shall have duly executed and delivered the Contingent Value Rights Agreement.

 

In addition to the conditions described above, neither the Company nor TeraWulf is obligated to effect the mergers unless the following conditions, as applicable, are satisfied or waived by that party on or before the closing date:

 

 

The representations and warranties of the other party shall be true and correct (subject to the materiality standards provided in the merger agreement) as of the closing date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case as of such earlier date), except where the failure of any such representations and warranties to be true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and is not reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the party making the representation or warranty (and the receipt by each party of an officer’s certificate from the other party to such effect).

 

 

The other parties shall have performed in all material respects their covenants and agreements under the merger agreement.

 

 

No event, circumstance, development, change or effect shall have occurred since the date the merger agreement that, individually or in the aggregate, has had, or would reasonably be expected to have, a material adverse effect on the other party.

 

 

There can be no assurance regarding when these conditions will be satisfied, if at all.

 

The Company has incurred and will incur significant transaction costs in connection with the mergers.

 

Except as otherwise provided in the merger agreement, whether or not the mergers are consummated, all expenses (including those payable to representatives of the parties) incurred by any party or on its behalf in connection with the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated by it (“Expenses”) shall be paid by the party incurring those Expenses; provided, however, that at the closing before the effective time of the first merger, TeraWulf will reimburse the Company for all actual Expenses incurred by the Company in connection with the negotiation, approval and consummation of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the fees and disbursements of legal counsel, filing fees and mailing costs for the registration statement and proxy materials, up to a maximum of $640,000.

 

 

While the mergers are pending, the Company will be subject to business uncertainties and contractual restrictions that could adversely affect its businesses.

 

Uncertainty about the effect of the mergers on employees, customers and suppliers may have an adverse effect on the Company and, consequently, on the combined company. These uncertainties may impair the Company’s ability to attract, retain and motivate key personnel until the mergers are consummated and for a period of time thereafter, and could cause customers, suppliers and others who deal with the Company to seek to change existing business relationships with the Company. Employee retention may be particularly challenging during the pendency of the mergers because employees may experience uncertainty about their future roles with the combined company. If, despite the Company’s retention efforts, key employees depart because of issues relating to the uncertainty and difficulty of integration or a desire not to remain with the combined company, the Company’s business could be seriously harmed. In addition, the merger agreement restricts the Company, without TeraWulf’s consent and subject to certain exceptions, from making certain acquisitions and taking other specified actions until the mergers occur or the merger agreement terminates. These restrictions may prevent the Company from pursuing otherwise attractive business opportunities and making other changes to its business that may arise prior to completion of the mergers or termination of the merger agreement.

 

Failure to complete the mergers could negatively impact the stock price and the future business and financial results of the Company because of, among other things, the disruption that would occur as a result of uncertainties relating to a failure to complete the mergers.

 

If the mergers are not completed for any reason, the Company could be subject to several risks, including the following:

 

 

being required to pay TeraWulf a termination fee of $1.2 million in certain circumstances, as set forth in the merger agreement;

 

 

having had the focus of management of the Company directed toward the mergers post-merger planning instead of on the Company’s core business and other opportunities that could have been beneficial to the Company; and

 

 

incurring substantial transaction costs related to the mergers.

 

In addition, the Company would not realize any of the expected benefits of having completed the mergers.

 

If the mergers are not completed, the price of the Company common stock may decline to the extent that the current market price of that stock reflects a market assumption that the mergers will be completed and that the related benefits and synergies will be realized, or as a result of the market’s perceptions that the mergers were not consummated due to an adverse change in the Company’s business. In addition, the Company’s business may be harmed, and the prices of its stock may decline as a result, to the extent that customers, suppliers and others believe that the Company cannot compete in the marketplace as effectively without the mergers or otherwise remain uncertain about the Company’s future prospects in the absence of the mergers.

 

Similarly, current and prospective employees of the Company may experience uncertainty about their future roles with the combined company and choose to pursue other opportunities, which could adversely affect the Company, as applicable, if the mergers are not completed. The realization of any of these risks may materially adversely affect the business, financial results, financial condition and stock price of the Company.

 

The merger agreement limits the Companys ability to pursue an alternative acquisition proposal and requires the Company to pay a termination fee of up to $1.2 million if it does.

 

The merger agreement prohibits the Company from soliciting, initiating or encouraging alternative merger or acquisition proposals with any third party, subject to certain exceptions. The merger agreement also provides for the payment by the Company of a termination fee of $1.2 million if the merger agreement is terminated in certain circumstances in connection with a competing acquisition proposal or the withdrawal by the Company’s board of directors of its recommendation that the shareholders of the Company vote for the adoption of the merger agreement, as the case may be.

 

These provisions limit the Company’s ability to pursue offers from third parties that could result in greater value to the Company’s shareholders. The obligation to make the termination fee payment also may discourage a third party from pursuing an alternative acquisition proposal.

 

The outcomes of lawsuits filed by shareholders of the Company against the Company and its board of directors are uncertain and could result in significant costs, management distraction, and/or a delay of or injunction against the mergers.

 

The outcome of the lawsuits or any similar litigation that may be brought against the Company and its directors by purported shareholders of the Company, is uncertain and could result in significant costs to the Company, including costs associated with the indemnification of the Company's directors and officers. Other plaintiffs may also file lawsuits against the Company and/or its directors and officers in connection with the mergers. The defense or settlement of any lawsuits or claims relating to the mergers may have an adverse effect on the business, financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

If the lawsuits, or any other similar actions that may be brought, remain unresolved, it could prevent or delay the completion of the mergers. One of the conditions to the consummation of the mergers is that the parties to the merger agreement are not subject to any decree, order or injunction of a U.S. court of competent jurisdiction that prohibits the consummation of the mergers. Consequently, if a settlement or other resolution is not reached in any lawsuit that is filed or any regulatory proceeding and a claimant secures injunctive or other relief or a regulatory authority issues an order or other directive prohibiting the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement (including the mergers), then such injunctive or other relief may prevent the mergers from becoming effective in a timely manner or at all.

 

 

ITEM 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

Not applicable

  

ITEM 3.

Defaults upon Senior Securities

  

Not applicable

  

ITEM 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

  

Not applicable

  

ITEM 5.

Other Information

  

None

  

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

  

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021:

  

Exhibit

 

Description

 

2.1

 Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated June 24, 2021, by and among IKONICS Corporation, Telluride Holdco, Inc., Telluride Merger Sub I, Inc., Telluride Merger Sub II, Inc., and TeraWulf Inc. (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2021).
 2.2 Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated August 5, 2021, by and among TeraWulf Inc., IKONICS Corporation, Telluride Holdco, Inc., Telluride Merger Sub I, Inc. and Telluride Merger Sub II, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 11, 2021).
 

3.1

 

Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended (Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 16, 2002).

 

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of IKONICS Corporation (Incorporated by reference to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2021).
 

10.1

 Voting and Support Agreement, dated June 24, 2021, by and among TeraWulf Inc. and the holders of shares of common stock of IKONICS Corporation named therein (Incorporated by reference to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2021).
 10.2 Form of Contingent Value Rights Agreement, by and among IKONICS Corporation, Telluride Holdings, Inc., the Rights Agent named therein, and the initial CVR Holders’ Representative named therein (Incorporated by reference to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2021).
 10.3 Amended and Restated Employment Agreement with Glenn Sandgren, dated June 24, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2021).
 

31.1

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of CEO

 

31.2

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of CFO

 

32

 

Section 1350 Certifications

 

101

 

Financial statements from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of IKONICS Corporation for the period ended June 30, 2021 filed with the SEC on August 12, 2021 formatted in Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL); (i) Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 2020, (ii) Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited), (iii) Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited), (iv) Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited), and (v) Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited)

 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the inline XBRL document)

  

 

IKONICS CORPORATION

  

SIGNATURES 

  

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

  

 

IKONICS CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

DATE: August 12, 2021

By:

/s/ Jon Gerlach

 

 

Jon Gerlach,

 

 

Chief Financial Officer, and

 

 

Vice President of Finance

  

 

  

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