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PFIE Profire Energy

Filed: 6 May 20, 4:15pm


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period endedMarch 31, 2020
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 001-36378

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada20-0019425
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
321 South 1250 West, Suite 1
Lindon, Utah84042
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(801) 796-5127
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has 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, 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 ☒

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

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common, $0.001 Par ValuePFIENASDAQ




As of May 4, 2020, the registrant had 51,098,039 shares of common stock issued and 47,685,661 shares of common stock outstanding, par value $0.001.



PROFIRE ENERGY, INC.
FORM 10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited)
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Item 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition And Results of Operations
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk
Item 4.  Controls and Procedures
PART II — OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A.  Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6.  Exhibits
Signatures




PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1 Financial Information

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of
March 31, 2020December 31, 2019
ASSETS(Unaudited)
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$7,230,330  $7,358,856  
Short-term investments1,727,483  1,222,053  
Short-term investments - other2,400,000  2,600,000  
Accounts receivable, net4,410,935  5,597,701  
Inventories, net (note 3)8,815,111  9,571,807  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,398,596  1,672,422  
Income tax receivable—  77,385  
Total Current Assets25,982,455  28,100,224  
LONG-TERM ASSETS
Long-term investments6,552,150  7,399,963  
Financing right-of-use asset88,035  107,991  
Property and equipment, net11,913,754  12,071,019  
Intangible assets, net1,938,919  1,989,782  
Goodwill2,579,381  2,579,381  
Total Long-Term Assets23,072,239  24,148,136  
TOTAL ASSETS$49,054,694  $52,248,360  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable$1,460,159  $2,633,520  
Accrued liabilities (note 4)1,296,997  2,089,391  
Current financing lease liability (note 5)50,067  59,376  
Income taxes payable439,592  403,092  
Total Current Liabilities3,246,815  5,185,379  
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
Net deferred income tax liability324,711  439,275  
Long-term financing lease liability (note 5)40,761  52,120  
TOTAL LIABILITIES3,612,287  5,676,774  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (note 6)
Preferred stock: $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized: 0 shares issued or outstanding—  —  
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized: 51,098,039 issued and 47,685,661 outstanding at March 31, 2020, and 50,824,355 issued and 47,411,977 outstanding at December 31, 201951,098  50,824  
Treasury stock, at cost(5,353,019) (5,353,019) 
Additional paid-in capital29,922,760  29,584,172  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(3,518,237) (2,415,460) 
Retained earnings24,339,805  24,705,069  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY45,442,407  46,571,586  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY$49,054,694  $52,248,360  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES     
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)     
(Unaudited)     
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
20202019
REVENUES (note 8)
Sales of goods, net$6,860,958  $10,198,635  
Sales of services, net586,184  634,423  
Total Revenues7,447,142  10,833,058  
COST OF SALES
Cost of goods sold-product3,833,682  4,570,988  
Cost of goods sold-services448,784  497,198  
Total Cost of Goods Sold4,282,466  5,068,186  
GROSS PROFIT3,164,676  5,764,872  
OPERATING EXPENSES
General and administrative expenses3,272,538  3,161,530  
Research and development409,726  349,058  
Depreciation and amortization expense147,472  116,223  
Total Operating Expenses3,829,736  3,626,811  
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS(665,060) 2,138,061  
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
Gain on sale of fixed assets—  16,930  
Other income (expense)347  (551) 
Interest income74,393  91,703  
Total Other Income74,740  108,082  
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES(590,320) 2,246,143  
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE)225,056  (577,525) 
NET INCOME (LOSS)$(365,264) $1,668,618  
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)$(945,423) $149,415  
Unrealized gains (losses) on investments(157,354) 68,752  
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)(1,102,777) 218,167  
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)$(1,468,041) $1,886,785  
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE (note 9)$(0.01) $0.04  
FULLY DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE (note 9)$(0.01) $0.03  
BASIC WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING47,492,441  47,437,424  
FULLY DILUTED WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING47,492,441  48,084,390  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity
(Unaudited)
Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Treasury StockRetained EarningsTotal Stockholders' Equity
SharesAmount
Balance, December 31, 201947,411,977  $50,824  $29,584,172  $(2,415,460) $(5,353,019) $24,705,069  $46,571,586  
Stock based compensation66,34866,348
Stock issued in exercise of stock options2,000   2,018  2,020  
Stock issued in settlement of RSUs and accrued bonuses271,684  272  419,101  419,373  
Tax withholdings paid related to stock based compensation(148,879) (148,879) 
Foreign currency translation(945,423) (945,423) 
Unrealized gains (losses) on investments(157,354) (157,354) 
Net income(365,264) (365,264) 
Balance, March 31, 202047,685,661  $51,098  $29,922,760  $(3,518,237) $(5,353,019) $24,339,805  $45,442,407  



Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Treasury StockRetained EarningsTotal Stockholders' Equity
SharesAmount
Balance, December 31, 201847,932,305  $49,708  $28,027,742  $(2,895,683) $(2,609,485) $22,683,577  $45,255,859  
Stock based compensation66,71466,714
Stock issued in exercise of stock options2,483   (2) —  
Stock issued in settlement of RSUs and accrued bonuses148,723  149  379,712  379,861  
Tax withholdings paid related to stock based compensation(143,022) (143,022) 
Treasury stock repurchased(775,287) (1,333,578) (1,333,578) 
Foreign currency translation149,415  149,415  
Unrealized gains on investments68,752  68,752  
Net income1,668,618  1,668,618  
Balance, March 31, 201947,308,224  $49,859  $28,331,144  $(2,677,516) $(3,943,063) $24,352,195  $46,112,619  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
20202019
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income (loss)$(365,264) $1,668,618  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense259,801  249,889  
Gain on sale of fixed assets—  (16,930) 
Bad debt expense133,803  177,906  
Stock awards issued for services66,348  66,714  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable1,314,939  654,710  
Income taxes receivable/payable107,561  (234,042) 
Inventories537,668  656,988  
Prepaid expenses168,546  (239,395) 
Deferred tax asset/liability(114,564) 123,764  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(1,837,760) (499,721) 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities271,078  2,608,501  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from sale of equipment—  18,400  
Sale of investments387,326  647,739  
Purchase of fixed assets(525,384) (443,883) 
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities(138,058) 222,256  
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Value of equity awards surrendered by employees for tax liability(148,879) (143,022) 
Cash received in exercise of stock options2,020  —  
Purchase of treasury stock—  (1,333,578) 
Principal paid towards lease liability(19,089) (15,718) 
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities(165,948) (1,492,318) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(95,598) 16,507  
NET CHANGE IN CASH(128,526) 1,354,946  
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD7,358,856  10,101,932  
CASH AT END OF PERIOD$7,230,330  $11,456,878  
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
CASH PAID FOR:
Interest$872  $1,411  
Income taxes$—  $711,524  
NON-CASH FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Common stock issued in settlement of accrued bonuses$419,373  $379,861  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019


NOTE 1 - CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Except where the context otherwise requires, all references herein to the "Company," "Profire," "we," "us," "our," or similar words and phrases are to Profire Energy, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, taken together.

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared by the Company without audit. In the opinion of Management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations, stockholders' equity, and cash flows at March 31, 2020 and for all periods presented herein have been made.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP") have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited financial statements contained in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 ("Form 10-K").  The results of operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full years.

NOTE 2 – ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Organization and Line of Business

This Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of the Company is presented to assist in understanding the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company's accounting policies conform to "US GAAP."

The Company provides burner-management products, solutions and services for the oil and gas industry primarily in the US and Canadian markets.

Significant Accounting Policies

There have been no changes to the significant accounting policies of the Company from the information provided in Note 1 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company's most recent Form 10-K.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

The Company has evaluated all recent accounting pronouncements and determined that the adoption of pronouncements applicable to the Company has not had or is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Reclassification

Certain balances in previously issued consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to be consistent with the current period presentation within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The reclassification had no impact on financial position, net income, or stockholders' equity.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
NOTE 3 – INVENTORIES

Inventories consisted of the following at each balance sheet date:

As of
March 31, 2020December 31, 2019
Raw materials$191,734  $—  
Finished goods9,592,002  10,517,858  
Work in process—  —  
Subtotal9,783,736  10,517,858  
Reserve for obsolescence(968,625) (946,051) 
Total$8,815,111  $9,571,807  

NOTE 4 – ACCRUED LIABILITIES

Accrued liabilities consisted of the following at each balance sheet date:
 As of
 March 31, 2020December 31, 2019
Employee-related payables$881,527  $1,657,826  
Warranty liabilities160,589  166,301  
Acquisition liabilities17,596  162,907  
Other237,285  102,357  
Total$1,296,997  $2,089,391  

NOTE 5 – LEASES

We have leases for office equipment and office space. The leases for office equipment are classified as financing leases and the typical term is 36 months. We have the option to extend most office equipment leases, but we do not intend to do so. Accordingly, no extensions have been recognized in the right-of-use asset or lease liability. The office equipment lease payments are not variable and the lease agreements do not include any non-lease components, residual value guarantees, or restrictions. There are no interest rates implicit in the office equipment lease agreements, so we have used our incremental borrowing rate to determine the discount rate to be applied to our financing leases. The weighted average discount rate applied to our financing leases is 4.50% and the weighted average remaining lease term is 22.4 months.

The following table shows the components of financing lease cost:

Financing Lease CostFor the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Amortization of right-of-use assets$18,376  
Interest on lease liabilities872  
Total financing lease cost$19,248  

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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
The following table reconciles future minimum lease payments to the discounted finance lease liability:

Years ending December 31,Amount
2020 - remaining$41,147  
202140,921  
202212,803  
2023—  
2024—  
Thereafter—  
Total future minimum lease payments$94,871  
Less: Amount representing interest4,043  
Present value of future payments$90,828  
Current portion$50,067  
Long-term portion$40,761  

Because our office space leases are short-term, we have elected not to recognize them on our balance sheet under the short-term recognition exemption. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we recognized $19,472 in short-term lease costs associated with office space leases.

NOTE 6 – STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company held 3,412,378 shares of its common stock in treasury at a total cost of $5,353,019, respectively.

2020 EIP and LTIP

Due to market uncertainties including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") and the Company's executives have elected to not adopt an executive incentive plan or long-term incentive plan for 2020. The Company's Board and executives believe this will help to align the Company's cost structure in the short-term, with the current extraordinary market conditions, in an effort to return to profitability.

2019 EIP

On April 22, 2019, the Board approved the 2019 Executive Incentive Plan (the “2019 EIP”) for Brenton W. Hatch, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Ryan W. Oviatt, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Cameron M. Tidball, the Company’s Chief Business Development Officer, Jay G. Fugal, the Company’s Vice President of Operations, and Patrick D. Fisher, the Company’s Vice President of Product Development. The 2019 EIP provided for the potential award of bonuses to the participants based on the Company’s financial performance in fiscal year 2019. On March 4, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors approved a one-time executive bonus in the amount of $828,787 for meeting targets pursuant to the 2019 EIP. Half of the bonus was paid in cash and half of the bonus was settled by issuing 343,748 shares of common stock under the Company's 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the "2014 Plan") which was fully vested on the date of grant. The stock portion of the bonuses constitutes an award under the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”).

Under the terms of the EIP, each participating executive officer was assigned a target bonus amount for fiscal 2019. The target bonus amount for Mr. Hatch was $412,000, the target bonus amount for Mr. Oviatt was $90,125, the target bonus amount for Mr. Tidball was $84,357, the target bonus for Mr. Fugal was $41,200, and the target bonus for Mr. Fisher was $29,142. Under no circumstance can the participants receive more than 2 times the target bonus amount assigned to such participant.

Participants were eligible to receive bonuses based upon reaching or exceeding performance goals established by the Board or its Compensation Committee for fiscal 2019. The performance goals in the EIP are based on the Company’s total revenue,
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
net income, free cash flow, and product development milestones. Each of these performance goals were weighted 25% in calculating bonus amounts.

2019 LTIP

On April 22, 2019 the Board also adopted the 2019 Long-Term Incentive plan (the "2019 LTIP") for certain of the Company's executive officers. The 2019 LTIP consists of total awards of up to 66,213 restricted stock units (“Units”) to Mr. Oviatt, up to 51,646 Units to Mr. Tidball, up to 35,313 Units to Mr. Fugal, and up to 24,862 Units to Mr. Fisher pursuant to two separate Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements to be entered between the Company and each participant under the 2014 Plan. One agreement covers 33% of each award recipient’s Units that are subject to time-based vesting, and the other agreement covers the remaining 67% of such award recipient’s Units that may vest based on performance metrics. Upon vesting, the award agreements entitle the award recipients to receive one share of the Company’s common stock for each vested Unit. The vesting period of the 2019 LTIP began on January 1, 2019 and terminates on December 31, 2021.

On March 4, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors approved a one-time executive bonus that was settled by issuing 16,689 shares of common stock for meeting targets pursuant to the previously announced "2017 Long-Term Incentive Plan", which shares were issued under the Company's 2014 Equity Incentive Plan. These shares were fully vested as of March 4, 2020.

2019 RSUs

On March 14, 2019, the Board approved a grant of 85,000 restricted stock units ("RSUs") to various employees. The awards vest annually over five years and will result in a total compensation expense of $149,600 to be recognized over the vesting period.

On June 12, 2019, the Board approved a grant of 183,942 RSUs to Independent Directors. Half of the RSUs vest immediately on the date of grant and the remaining 50% of the RSUs will vest on the first anniversary of the grant date or at the Company's next Annual Meeting of Stockholders, whichever is earlier. The awards will result in total compensation expense of $252,000 to be recognized over the vesting period.

2020 Stock Options

On March 17, 2020 (the "Grant Date"), the Board approved a grant of options to purchase 115,200 shares of the Company's common stock at a strike price of $0.81 to various employees (the "Options"). The Options terminate four years from the Grant Date and the Options shall become exercisable as to 1/3 of the shares of common stock covered thereby on each anniversary of the Grant Date for the next three years. The Options will result in a total compensation expense of $40,280 to be recognized over the vesting period.

NOTE 7 – ACQUISITIONS

Millstream Energy Products
On June 18, 2019, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Profire Combustion, Inc., acquired substantially all the assets from Millstream Energy Products, LTD., a Canadian corporation ("MEP"). MEP is a privately-held Canadian company that develops a line of high-performance burners, economy burners, flame arrestor housings, secondary air control plates, and other related combustion components. MEP’s full line of products became available for sale by Profire’s existing sales team immediately after closing of the transaction. These products complement our burner-management system (BMS) product offerings and should enable us to supply a larger portion of the total BMS package sale to our customers.

The acquisition was accounted for as a business combination in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The purchase price of $2,219,782 was funded through existing cash. Of this cash purchase amount $140,257 was held back for 6 months pending satisfaction of seller obligations under the purchase agreement and was settled with the seller on February 20, 2020. The seller is also entitled to receive a 4.5% royalty on proprietary MEP product revenue generated during the next five years.

Profire hired a valuation firm to perform the purchase price allocation based on the net assets received and the price paid. Based on the fair value of the net assets at the time of purchase, the Company recorded intangible assets in the amount of
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
$990,000 and goodwill of $17,681. Intangible assets include customer relationships, the trade name and developed technology.

The purchase price calculation is a follows:
Cash$2,079,525  
Liabilities140,257  
$2,219,782  
The following table summarizes the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of purchase:
Accounts receivable$207,145  
Inventory1,119,143  
Intangible assets990,000
Goodwill17,681  
Accounts payable(114,187) 
$2,219,782  

Transaction and related costs directly related to the acquisition of MEP, consisting primarily of professional fees and integration expenses, have amounted to approximately $136,811, were expensed as incurred and are included in general and administrative expenses.

Midflow Services
On August 5, 2019, we acquired all of the outstanding membership interests of Midflow Services, LLC ("Midflow"). Midflow is based in Millersburg, Ohio. Midflow provides packaged combustion solutions and services to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.

The acquisition was accounted for as a business combination in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The purchase price of $3,439,371 was funded through a combination of existing cash and shares of the Company's common stock. The cash portion of the purchase price includes $500,000 placed in an escrow account for 12 months pending satisfaction of certain obligations under the purchase agreement.

Profire hired a valuation firm to perform the purchase price allocation based on the net assets received and the price paid. Based on the fair value of the net assets at the time of purchase, the Company recorded intangible assets in the amount of $1,110,000 and goodwill of $1,564,000. Intangible assets include customer relationships, the trade name and developed technology.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
The purchase price calculation is as follows:
Cash$2,419,371  
Stock1,020,000  
$3,439,371  
The following table summarizes the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of purchase:
Cash$172,850  
Accounts receivable324,989  
Inventory269,746  
Prepaid expenses13,180  
Property and equipment126,000  
Intangible assets1,110,000  
Goodwill1,564,000  
Accounts payable(134,956) 
Accrual liabilities(6,438) 
$3,439,371  

Transaction costs directly related to the acquisition of Midflow, consisting primarily of professional fees and integration expenses, amounted to approximately $44,087. All of these costs were expensed as incurred and are included in general and administrative expenses.

NOTE 8 – REVENUE

Performance Obligations
Our performance obligations include providing product and servicing our product. We recognize product revenue performance obligations in most cases when the product is delivered to the customer. Occasionally, if we are shipping the product on a customer’s account, we recognize revenue when the product has been shipped. At that point in time, the control of the product is transferred to the customer. When we perform service work, we apply the practical expedient that allows us to recognize service revenue when we have the right to invoice the customer for the work completed. We do not engage in transactions acting as an agent. The time needed to complete our performance obligations varies based on the size of the project; however, we typically satisfy our performance obligations within a few months of entering into the applicable sales contract or service contract.

Our customers have the right to return certain unused and unopened products within 90 days for an appropriate restocking fee. We provide a warranty on some of our products ranging from 90 days to 2 years, depending on the product. The amount accrued for expected returns and warranty claims was immaterial as of March 31, 2020.

Contract Balances
We have elected to use the practical expedient in ASC 340-40-25-4 (regarding recognition of the incremental costs of obtaining a contract) for costs related to contracts that are estimated to be completed within one year. All of our current sales contracts and service contracts are expected to be completed within one year, and as a result, we have not recognized a contract asset account. If we had chosen not to use this practical expedient, we would not expect a material difference in the contract balances. We also did not have any material contract liabilities because we typically do not receive payments in advance of recognizing revenue.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
Disaggregation of Revenue
All revenue recognized in the income statement is considered to be revenue from contracts with customers. The table below shows revenue by category:

For the Three Months Ended March 31,
20202019
Electronics$2,657,087  $4,646,597  
Manufactured400,858  430,593  
Re-Sell3,803,013  5,121,445  
Service586,184  634,423  
Total Revenue$7,447,142  $10,833,058  

NOTE 9 – BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following table is a reconciliation of the numerator and denominators used in the earnings per share calculation:

For the Three Months Ended March 31,
20202019
Income (Numerator)Weighted Average Shares (Denominator)Per-Share
Amount
Income (Numerator)Weighted Average Shares (Denominator)Per-Share
Amount
Basic EPS
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders$(365,264) 47,492,441  $(0.01) $1,668,618  47,437,424  $0.04  
Effect of Dilutive Securities
Stock options & RSUs—  —  —  646,966  
Diluted EPS
Net income available to common stockholders + assumed conversions$(365,264) 47,492,441  $(0.01) $1,668,618  48,084,390  $0.03  

Stock options and RSU's to purchase 784,769 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $1.28 per share were outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2020, but were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the impact of these shares would be antidilutive. These stock options and RSU's, which expire between May 2020 and March 2024, were still outstanding at March 31, 2020.


Stock options to purchase 245,600 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $3.88 per share were outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2019, but were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because the impact of these shares would be antidilutive. These options, which expire between November 2019 and May 2020, were still outstanding at March 31, 2019.

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PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019
NOTE 10 – SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company operates in the United States and Canada. Segment information for these geographic areas is as follows:

For the Three Months Ended March 31,
Sales20202019
Canada$1,023,722  $935,638  
United States6,423,4209,897,420
Total Consolidated$7,447,142  $10,833,058  
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
Profit (Loss)20202019
Canada$(322,069) $(382,040) 
United States(43,195)2,050,658
Total Consolidated$(365,264) $1,668,618  
As of
Long-Lived AssetsMarch 31, 2020December 31, 2019
Canada$5,822,346  $6,068,061  
United States17,249,893  18,080,075  
Total Consolidated$23,072,239  $24,148,136  
 
NOTE 11 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On April 21, 2020, the Company secured funding pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act (the “PPP Loan”). Under the PPP Loan the Company received $1,074,030, which bear interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. The PPP Loan was made through the Bank of America (the “Bank”). The PPP Loan is evidenced by a note dated April 16, 2020, which contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults and breaches of representations and warranties. We may prepay the PPP Loan at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties.

On April 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of Treasury, issued new guidance that creates uncertainty regarding the qualification requirements for PPP loans, especially for public companies. In light of the new guidance, executive management and the Board determined it appropriate to repay the principal and interest on the PPP Loan.

In accordance with ASC 855 "Subsequent Events," Company Management reviewed all material events through the date this report was issued and there were no other subsequent events to report.


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Item 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

This discussion summarizes the significant factors affecting our consolidated operating results, financial condition, liquidity, and capital resources during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements and Notes to the Financial Statements contained in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Forward-Looking Statements

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), that are based on Management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Management.  For this purpose, any statement contained in this report that is not a statement of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking, including, but not limited to, statements relating to our future actions, intentions, plans, strategies, objectives, results of operations, cash flows and the adequacy of or need to seek additional capital resources and liquidity. Words such as "may," "should," "expect," "project," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "budget," "forecast," "predict," "potential," "continue," "should," "could," "will," or comparable terminology or the negative of such terms are intended to identify forward-looking statements; however, the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking.  Forward-looking statements by their nature involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially depending on a variety of factors, many of which are not within our control.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, economic conditions generally and in the oil and gas industry in which we and our customers participate; competition within our industry; legislative requirements or changes which could render our products or services less competitive or obsolete; our failure to successfully develop new products and/or services or to anticipate current or prospective customers' needs; price increases; limits to employee capabilities;  delays, reductions, or cancellations of contracts we have previously entered into; sufficiency of working capital, capital resources and liquidity and other factors detailed herein and in our other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC" or "Commission"). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this report. For a more detailed discussion of the principal factors that could cause actual results to be materially different, you should read our risk factors in Item 1A. Risk Factors, included elsewhere in this report.

Forward-looking statements are based on current industry, financial and economic information which we have assessed but which by its nature is dynamic and subject to rapid and possibly abrupt changes. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with our business, our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of these forward-looking statements and we hereby qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

Forward-looking statements in this report are based only on information currently available to us and speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to amend this report or revise publicly these forward-looking statements (other than as required by law) to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes contained elsewhere in this report and in our other filings with the Commission.

Overview

We are an oilfield technology company providing products that enhance the efficiency, safety, and compliance of the oil and gas industry. We specialize in the creation of burner-management systems used on a variety of oilfield forced-air and natural-draft fire-tube applications. We sell our products and services primarily throughout North America. Our experienced team of industry service professionals also provides supporting services for our products.

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Profire Energy, Inc. was established on October 9, 2008, upon the closing of transactions contemplated by an Acquisition Agreement between The Flooring Zone, Inc. and Profire Combustion, Inc. and the shareholders of Profire Combustion, Inc. (the "Subsidiary"). Following the closing of the transactions, The Flooring Zone, Inc. was renamed Profire Energy, Inc. (the "Parent"). As a result of the transaction, the Subsidiary became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent and the shareholders of the Subsidiary became the controlling shareholders of the Company. The Parent was incorporated on May 5, 2003 in the State of Nevada. The Subsidiary was incorporated on March 6, 2002 in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

Principal Products and Services

Across the energy industry, there are numerous demands for heat generation and control.  Applications such as combustors, enclosed flares, gas production units, treaters, glycol and amine reboilers, indirect line-heaters, heated tanks, and process heaters require heat as part of their production or processing functions. This heat is generated through the process of combustion which must be controlled, managed and supervised. Combustion and the resulting generation of heat are integral to the process of separating, treating, storing, and transporting oil and gas. Factors such as petroleum's specific gravity, the presence of hydrates, temperature and hydrogen sulfide content contribute to the need for heat in oil and gas production and processing applications. Our burner-management systems ignite, monitor, and manage pilots and burners that are utilized in this process. Our technology affords remote operation, reducing the need for employee interaction with the appliance's burner, such as for the purposes of re-ignition or temperature monitoring. In addition, our burner-management systems can help reduce gas emissions by quickly reigniting a failed flame and improving application efficiencies and up-time.

Oil and gas producers utilize burner-management systems to achieve increased safety, greater operational efficiencies, and improved compliance with changing industry regulations.  Without a burner-management system, an employee must discover and reignite an extinguished burner flame, then restart the application manually. Therefore, without burner-management systems, all application monitoring is done directly on-site. Such on-site monitoring can result in the interruption of production for longer periods of time, risk of reigniting a flame, which can lead to burns and explosions, and the possibility of raw gas being vented into the atmosphere when the flame fails. In addition, without a burner-management system, burners often run longer, incurring significant fuel costs. We believe there is a growing trend in the oil and gas industry toward enhanced control, process automation, and data logging, largely for improved efficiency and operational cost savings, and partly for potential regulatory-satisfaction purposes. Our burner-management systems are designed to be always on standby to make sure the burner flame is lit and managed properly, which can reduce how often a burner is running and may reduce fuel costs. We continue to assess compliance-interest in the industry, and we believe that enhanced burner-management products and services can help our customers be compliant with such regulatory requirements, where applicable. In addition to selling products, we train and dispatch service technicians to service burner flame installations throughout the United States and Canada.

We initially developed our first burner-management system in 2005. Since then, we have released several iterations of our initial burner-management system, increasing features and capabilities, while maintaining compliance with North American standards, including Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) standards.

Our burner-management systems have become widely used in Western Canada and throughout many regions in the United States. We have sold our burner-management systems to many large energy companies, including Anadarko, Chesapeake, ConocoPhillips, Devon, Encana, XTO, CNRL, Shell, OXY, and others. Our systems have also been sold or installed in other parts of the world, including many countries in Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. We are established in the North American oil and gas markets, which is our primary focus currently, but we are working to expand further into other international markets.

Product Extensions:

The PF3100 is an advanced burner and combustion management system which is designed to operate, monitor, control, and manage a wide variety of complex, heated appliances. Throughout the industry, Programmable Logic Controllers, or PLCs, are used to operate and manage custom-built oilfield applications. While PLC's perform these intended functions, they can be expensive, difficult to install and maintain. The PF3100 can help oilfield producers meet deadlines and improve profitability through an off-the-shelf solution with dynamic customization.  We are selling the PF3100 for initial use in the oil and gas industry's natural-draft and forced-draft applications.

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We recognized the area of burner management most in need of innovation was the user experience. The PF2200 is designed to optimize installation, commissioning, troubleshooting and daily operation. This focus on the user will optimized the time required on-site for both installation and operator training. With the user focused design being combined with an expanded feature set, the PF2200 becomes a very powerful tool to reduce downtime and lessen the burden on producers in a wide variety of applications, ranging from dual-burner to forced draft, to a variety of waste-gas destruction applications.

We frequently assess market needs by participating in industry conferences and soliciting feedback from existing and potential customers, allowing us to provide quality solutions to the oil and gas producing companies we serve. Upon identifying a potential market need, we begin researching the market and developing products that are likely to have feasibility for future sale.

Additional Complementary Products

In addition to our burner- and combustion-management systems, we also supply complementary products that provide our customers with a complete solution. These products include safety and monitoring devices such as shut-down and temperature valves, pressure transmitters and switches, burners, pilots, flame arrestor housings and other combustion related equipment. We continue to invest in the development of innovative, complementary products which we anticipate will help bolster continued long-term growth.

Results of Operations

Comparison quarter over quarter

The table below presents certain financial data comparing the most recent quarter to prior quarters:
For the three months ended
March 31, 2020December 31, 2019September 30, 2019June 30, 2019March 31, 2019
Total Revenues$7,447,142  $8,118,463  $9,905,761  $10,124,031  $10,833,058  
Gross Profit Percentage42.5 %42.0 %52.2 %51.2 %53.2 %
Operating Expenses$3,829,736  $4,518,825  $4,027,844  $4,190,479  $3,626,811  
Net Income (Loss)$(365,264) $(1,554,378) $921,748  $985,504  $1,668,618  
Operating Cash Flow$271,078  $311,093  $2,094,454  $2,699,154  $2,608,501  

Revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 decreased by 31% or $3,385,916 compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2019, which was mostly driven by macro industry changes over that same period. The average oil price in the first three months of 2020 was only $45.34 per barrel compared to $54.70 per barrel in the first three months of 2019 representing a decrease of 17.1%. Further the price dropped to a historic low of $14.10 per barrel on March 30, 2020 due to global economic pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first quarter of 2020 weekly average rig count for North America was 958 compared to 1,204 in the same period of last year. The historic fall in oil prices accelerated toward the end of March 2020 and has continued into April 2020 due to a flood of supply from Russia and Saudi Arabia and a dramatic drop in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 20, 2020, short-term futures contracts for oil reflected negative oil prices for the first time in history. Although oil prices are expected to recover in the months ahead as supply is reduced and demand increases as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is uncertain when oil prices will return to levels consistent with the first quarter of 2019. As a result of these extraordinary macro pressures and uncertainties, exploration and production companies have begun to pull back even further on capital expenditure budgets or cancelled planned spending all together. Until our customers return to more normal capital expenditure levels, our business is likely to continue to be adversely affected.

Our gross profit margin was down from the same quarter of last year and is below our normally expected range for a completed quarter. The gross margin percentage normally fluctuates each quarter due to changes in product mix and product related reserves which have contributed to the change in the current period. However the significant decrease in revenue has also caused the fixed cost portion of cost of goods and services to push the product margin even lower in the current period. In the current economic environment, we are reviewing the Company's cost structure and making changes that we believe will improve profit margins in future periods.

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Operating expenses increased $202,925 from the same quarter of last year, which was consistent with our announced strategic investment plan for 2019. Strategic investments were made throughout 2019 including two small business acquisitions that increased the operating cost structure of the Company during the first quarter of 2020.

Due to the lower revenues and higher operating cost to support strategic initiatives discussed above, net income decreased 122% during the quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019.

Operating cash flows decreased significantly during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019, due to lower revenue and increased costs, but still remained positive for the quarter. This decrease is primarily due to extraordinary industry and global economic crisis conditions that have begun during the first quarter of 2020.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Working capital at March 31, 2020 was $22,735,640, compared to $22,914,845 at December 31, 2019.

We acquired land for a new office building and research and development facility in Canada in June 2018 and completed construction of the facility as of March 31, 2020. Excluding the cost of the land, the total cost of the building is expected to be approximately $4,600,000 USD. As of March 31, 2020, we had spent approximately $3,986,137 USD towards construction of the building. Remaining costs for the building are related to final landscaping, an ancillary storage shed and contractor hold back payments.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not engaged in any off-balance sheet arrangements, nor do we plan to engage in any in the foreseeable future.

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

This section is not required.

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our Management, with the participation of the Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this Report. Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our Management, including our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC. Based on the evaluation performed, our Management, including the Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2020.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Our Management, with the participation of our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, evaluated the changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarterly period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based on that evaluation, Management concluded that no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2020 that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

To the best of our knowledge, there are no legal proceedings pending or threatened against us that may have a material impact on us and there are no actions pending or threatened against any of our directors or officers that are adverse to us.

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

In addition to the other information set forth in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the risks discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which risks could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. These risks are not the only risks facing our Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial may also have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition or future results. Except as described below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our most recent Form 10-K.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has and will likely continue to adversely affect us, and it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and prospects.

Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe and disrupted economies around the world, including the oil and gas industry in which we operate. The rapid spread of the virus has led to the implementation of various responses, including federal, state and local government-imposed quarantines, shelter-in-place mandates, sweeping restrictions on travel, and other public health and safety measures, nearly all of which have materially reduced global demand for crude oil. The extent to which the global COVID-19 pandemic impacts will continue to affect our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, prospects, and the demand for our products will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration or any recurrence of the outbreak and responsive measures, additional or modified government actions, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the effectiveness of actions taken to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact now or in the future, among others.

Some impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic that could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations, include:

significantly reduced prices for oil production, resulting from a world-wide decrease in demand and a resulting oversupply of existing production;
further decreases in the demand for oil production, resulting from significantly decreased levels of global, regional and local travel as a result of federal, state and local government-imposed quarantines, including shelter-in-place mandates, enacted to slow the spread of the virus;
increased likelihood that our customers will reduce capital expenditures due to reduced oil prices, decreases in demand for oil production and other factors that could curtail production;
increased potential that our customers may seek to invoke force majeure provisions as a result of significantly adverse market conditions to avoid the performance of contractual obligations;
increased costs and staffing requirements related to facility modifications, social distancing measures or other best practices implemented in connection with federal, state or local government, and voluntarily imposed quarantines or other regulations or guidelines concerning physical gatherings; and
increased legal and operational costs related to compliance with significant changes in federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

To the extent the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely affect the global economy, and/or adversely affects our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and prospects it may also have the effect of increasing the likelihood and/or magnitude of other risks described in Risk Factors in Part I, Item 1A of our 2019 Form 10-K and in this Form 10-Q.

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The ability or willingness of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”), Russia and other oil exporting nations to set, maintain and enforce production levels has a significant impact on oil and gas commodity prices, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations.

OPEC is an intergovernmental organization that seeks to manage the price and supply of oil on the global energy market. Actions taken by OPEC member countries, including those taken along with other oil exporting nations, have a significant impact on global oil supply and pricing. In March 2020, members of OPEC and ten other oil producing countries (“OPEC+”) met to discuss how to respond to the potential market effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting ended on March 6, 2020, as Saudi Arabia failed to convince Russia to reduce production to offset falling demand due to slowing economic activity resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic. In response to Russia’s refusal to accept the production cut, Saudi Arabia announced an immediate reduction in its export prices and Russia announced that all previously agreed oil production cuts would expire on April 1, 2020. These actions flooded the global market with an oversupply of crude oil, and led to an immediate and steep decrease in global oil prices. In early April 2020, in response to significantly depressed global oil prices, 23 countries, led by Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States, committed to implement reductions in world oil production.

There can be no assurance that the production cuts will stabilize oil prices or that they will be maintained, and recent indications suggest that oil prices will be largely unaffected. The global COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed global oil demand to an unprecedented degree, and despite the concerted action to reduce global production, the relative magnitude of the production cuts as compared to the degree of demand destruction may be wholly insufficient to mitigate or even impact the over-supplied oil market. Further, there is a lack of transparency regarding production volumes among oil-producing nations, and there are limited enforcement mechanisms for real or perceived violations of the production cuts. In connection with past production cuts, OPEC has at times failed to enforce its own production limits on violating members, with no official mechanism for punishing member countries that do not comply. There can be no assurance that OPEC and non-OPEC member countries will abide by the quotas or that OPEC will enforce the quotas. Additionally, certain other countries with free-market economies that agreed to reduce production, are unable to impose mandatory production cuts on non-OPEC oil producers operating in their countries, but instead expect to realize a decrease in production through market forces, as companies tend to cut production voluntarily when prices drop. For such countries, there can be no assurance that oil producers will react in the desired manner or that the market will behave as expected. Uncertainty regarding the effectiveness and enforcement of the production cuts is likely to lead to increased volatility in the supply and demand of oil and the price of oil, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations.

We may not be able to maintain compliance with The Nasdaq Capital Market's continued listing requirements.

Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. There are a number of continued listing requirements that we must satisfy in order to maintain our listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. If we fail to maintain compliance with all applicable continued listing requirements for the Nasdaq Capital Market and Nasdaq determines to delist our common stock, the delisting could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock, our ability to obtain financing to repay any future debt we could incur and fund our operations.

On April 24, 2020, we received a deficiency letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market notifying us that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for our common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”). In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) (the “Compliance Period Rule”), we have an initial period of 180 calendar days to regain compliance. However, given the extraordinary market conditions in the financial markets, Nasdaq has determined to toll the compliance period for the bid price requirement through June 30, 2020. The compliance period is scheduled to resume on July 1, 2020 and we will have 180 calendar days, or until December 28, 2020 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If, at any time before the Compliance Date, the bid price for our common stock closes at $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days as required under the Compliance Period Rule, the Staff will provide us with written notification of compliance with the Bid Price Rule, unless the Staff exercises its discretion to extend this 10 day period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(G).

The Notice also provides that, if we do not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement by December 28, 2020, we may be eligible for additional time to regain compliance. To qualify for additional time, we will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, and provide written notice of our intention to cure the minimum bid price deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse split, if necessary. If we
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meet these requirements, we will be granted an additional compliance period of 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If the Nasdaq staff determines that we will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if we are otherwise not eligible for such additional compliance period, Nasdaq will provide notice that our Common Stock will be subject to delisting.

As of the date of this report, we have not made any determination with respect to any action or response regarding our noncompliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. We intend to consider available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement and continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. If our common stock were to be delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market, trading of our common stock most likely would be conducted in the over-the-counter market on an electronic bulletin board established for unlisted securities such as the OTC Bulletin Board. Such trading would likely reduce the market liquidity of our common stock. As a result, an investor would find it more difficult to dispose of, or obtain accurate quotations for the price of, our common stock. If our common stock is delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market and the trading price remains below $5.00 per share, trading in our common stock might also become subject to the requirements of certain rules promulgated under the Exchange Act, which require additional disclosure by broker-dealers in connection with any trade involving a stock defined as a "penny stock" (generally, any equity security not listed on a national securities exchange that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions). Many brokerage firms are reluctant to recommend low-priced stocks to their clients. Moreover, various regulations and policies restrict the ability of stockholders to borrow against or "margin" low-priced stocks, and declines in the stock price below certain levels may trigger unexpected margin calls. Additionally, because brokers' commissions on low-priced stocks generally represent a higher percentage of the stock price than commissions on higher priced stocks, the current price of the common stock can result in an individual stockholder paying transaction costs that represent a higher percentage of total share value than would be the case if our share price were higher. This factor may also limit the willingness of institutions to purchase our common stock. Finally, the additional burdens imposed upon broker-dealers by these requirements could discourage broker-dealers from facilitating trades in our common stock, which could severely limit the market liquidity of the stock and the ability of investors to trade our common stock. As a result, the ability of our stockholders to resell their shares of common stock, and the price at which they could sell their shares, could be adversely affected. The delisting of our stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market would also make it more difficult for us to raise additional capital.

Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

This item is not applicable

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

This item is not applicable.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

This item is not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

This item is not applicable.

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Item 6.  Exhibits

Exhibits.  The following exhibits are included as part of this report:

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)
Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)
Certification of Brenton W. Hatch, Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
Certification of Ryan W. Oviatt, Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
Exhibit 101.INS*XBRL Instance Document
Exhibit 101.SCH*XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
Exhibit 101.CAL*XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.DEF*XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.LAB*XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
Exhibit 101.PRE*XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

* Filed herewith
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SIGNATURES

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

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC.
Date:May 6, 2020By:/s/ Brenton W. Hatch
Brenton W. Hatch
Chief Executive Officer

Date:May 6, 2020By:/s/ Ryan W. Oviatt
Ryan W. Oviatt
Chief Financial Officer

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