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Filed: 15 May 18, 6:04am

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


 
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018Commission file number 001-38286
 
AMERI Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 95-4484725
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, Suite 108,
Princeton, New Jersey
 08540
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 732-243-9250

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

Title of Each Class Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock $0.01 par value per share The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants to Purchase Common Stock The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

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

None
(Title of class)

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☑ No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition 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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

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

As of May 8, 2018, 18,790,998 shares of the registrant’s common stock were issued and outstanding.
 


AMERI Holdings, Inc.
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
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PART I

ITEM 1.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 


AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

  
March 31,
2018
   
December 31,
2017
 
Assets   
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents $1,763,448  $4,882,084 
Accounts receivable  8,457,627   8,838,453 
Other current assets  955,400   924,266 
Total current assets  11,176,475   14,644,803 
Other assets:        
Property and equipment, net  83,878   95,048 
Intangible assets, net  8,675,793   9,469.703 
Acquired goodwill  21,898,323   21,898,323 
Deferred income tax assets, net  6,088,751   6,088,751 
Total other assets  36,746,745   37,551,825 
Total assets $47,923,220  $52,196,628 
     
Liabilities        
Current liabilities:        
Line of credit $3,264,809   4,053,318 
Accounts payable  5,318,493   5,324,872 
Other accrued expenses  2,218,851   2,582,661 
Current portion-long term notes  406,376   749,551 
Consideration payable – cash  3,430,659   5,509,427 
Consideration payable – equity  11,271,000   12,148,053 
Dividend payable  557,417   - 
Total current liabilities  26,467,605   30,367,882 
Long-term Liabilities:        
Convertible notes  1,250,000   1,250,000 
Long term notes – net of current portion  1,028,840   1,130,563 
Total long-term liabilities  2,278,840   2,380,563 
Total liabilities  28,746,445   32,748,445 
         
Stockholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 1,000,000 authorized, 405,395 issued and outstanding as of each of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017  4,054   4,054 
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 18,790,998 and 18,162,723 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively  187,908   181,625 
Additional paid-in capital  36,044,869   34,223,181 
Accumulated deficit  (17,126,722)(14,997,552)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)  66,666   36,875 
Total stockholders’ equity  19,176,775   19,448,183 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $47,923,220  $52,196,628 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

  
Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
  
Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2017
 
       
Revenue $11,063,010  $12,340,927 
Cost of revenue  8,720,125   9,039,577 
Gross profit  2,342,885   3,301,350 
         
Operating expenses        
Selling, general and administration  2,878,942   3,033,455 
Acquisition related expenses  10,000   209,344 
Depreciation and amortization  820,736   689,100 
Operating expenses  3,709,678   3,931,899 
Operating (loss)  (1,366,793)  (630,549)
Interest expenses  (211,159)  (90,806)
Others, net  6,199   (4,149)
Total other income (expenses)  (204,960)  (94,955)
(Loss) before income taxes  (1,571,753)  (725,504)
Tax benefit / (provision)  -   - 
(Loss) after income taxes  (1,571,753)  (725,504)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest  -   3,516 
Net (loss) attributable to the Company  (1,571,353)  (721,988)
Dividend on preferred stock  (557,417)  (499,965)
Net (loss) attributable to common stock holders  (2,129,170)  (1,221,953)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax        
Foreign exchange translation  29,791   5,335 
Comprehensive (loss) $(2,099,379) $(1,216,618)
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the Company  (2,099,379)  (1,220,134)
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest  -   3,516 
   (2,099,379)  (1,216,618)
         
Basic income (loss) per share $(0.11) $(0.09)
Diluted income (loss) per share $(0.11) $(0.09)
         
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding  18,654,197   14,094,536 
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding  18,654,197   14,094,536 
 
See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

  
Three Months
Ended
March 31,
 
  2018  2017 
       
Cash flow from operating activities      
Comprehensive income/(loss) $(2,099,379) $(1,216,618)
Adjustment to reconcile comprehensive income/(loss) to net cash used in operating activities        
Depreciation and amortization  820,736   689,100 
Provision for preferred stock dividend  557,417   499,965 
Stock, option and restricted stock unit expense  297,814   566,427 
Foreign exchange translation adjustment  29,791   5,335 
Changes in assets and liabilities:        
Increase (decrease) in:        
Accounts receivable  380,826   (1,530,536)
Other current assets  (31,134)  (324,267)
Increase (decrease) in:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (415,635)  472,661 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  (459,564)  (837,933)
Cash flow from investing activities        
Purchase of fixed assets  -   (10,493)
Acquisition consideration  (1,069,259)  (55,687)
Net cash used in investing activities  (1,069,259)  (66,180)
Cash flow from financing activities        
Proceeds from bank loan and convertible notes, net  (1,233,407)  1,599,507 
Additional stock issued  619,032   - 
Contingent consideration for acquisitions  (975,438)  (255,783)
Non-controlling interest  -   (6,898)
Net cash provided by financing activities  (1,589,813)  1,336,826 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (3,118,636)  432,713 
Cash and cash equivalents as at beginning of the period  4,882,084   1,379,887 
Cash at the end of the period $1,763,448  $1,812,600 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2018

NOTE 1.ORGANIZATION:

AMERI Holdings, Inc. (“AMERI”, the “Company”, “we” or “our”) is a fast-growing company that, through the operations of its eleven subsidiaries, provides SAP TM cloud and digital enterprise services to clients worldwide. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, we typically go to market both vertically by industry and horizontally by product/technology specialties and provide our customers with a wide range of business and technology offerings. We work with customers, primarily within North America, to improve process, reduce costs and increase revenue through the judicious use of technology.
 
NOTE 2.BASIS OF PRESENTATION:

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or U.S. GAAP, and Article 10 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Certain information and disclosure notes normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although we believe that the disclosures made are adequate to ensure the information presented is not misleading.

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (which were of a normal, recurring nature) that, in the opinion of management, are necessary to present fairly our financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the interim periods presented. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Our comprehensive income (loss) consists of net income (loss) plus or minus any periodic currency translation adjustments.

The results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for any future period. The following information should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

New Standards to Be Implemented

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606),” which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in “Revenue Recognition (Topic 605).” This ASU requires an entity to recognize revenue when goods are transferred or services are provided to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. This ASU also requires disclosures enabling users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), deferral of the Effective Date.” With the issuance of ASU 2015-14, the new revenue guidance ASU 2014-09 will be effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2018, using one of two prescribed retrospective methods. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, “Revenue from Contracts with Customer (Topic 606), Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing.” The guidance is applicable from the date of applicability of ASU 2014-09. This ASU finalizes the amendments to the guidance on the new revenue standard on the identification of performance obligations and accounting for licenses of intellectual property. In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-20, “Technical Corrections and Improvements (Topic 606)” which is applicable from the date of applicability of ASU 2014-09. This guidance provides optional exemptions from the disclosure requirement for remaining performance obligations for specific situations in which an entity need not estimate variable consideration to recognize revenue. In May 2016, FASB issued ASU No. 2016-12, “Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients”. This amendment clarified certain aspects of Topic 606 and will be applicable from the date of applicability of ASU 2014-09. Based on the Company’s preliminary assessment of the foregoing updates, it does not anticipate such updates will have a material impact its financial statements.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)”. This new standard replaces the existing guidance on leases and requires the lessee to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for all leases with lease terms equal to or greater than twelve months. For finance leases, the lessee would recognize interest expense and amortization of the right-of-use asset, and for operating leases, the lessee would recognize total lease expense on a straight-line basis. This standard is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2018. Upon adoption, entities will be required to use a modified retrospective transition which provides for certain practical expedients. Entities are required to apply the new standard at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented. Early adoption of this new standard is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the effect this new standard will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company does not expect the requirement to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for operating leases to have a material impact on the presentation of its consolidated statements of financial position.
 
On November 17, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash, which is intended to reduce diversity in the presentation of restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows. This new standard requires that restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents be included as components of total cash and cash equivalents as presented on the statement of cash flows. As a result, entities will no longer present transfers between cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-18 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017 including interim periods within those fiscal years, but earlier adoption is permitted.  The Company does not believe the adoption of this new standard will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. Under this new standard, goodwill impairment would be measured as the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying value of goodwill. This ASU eliminates existing guidance that requires an entity to determine goodwill impairment by calculating the implied fair value of goodwill by hypothetically assigning the fair value of a reporting unit to all of its assets and liabilities as if that reporting unit had been acquired in a business combination. This update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those periods. Early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment test performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. Based on the Company’s preliminary assessment of the foregoing update, it does not anticipate such update will have a material impact its financial statements.

Standards Implemented

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (ASU 2016-15), which clarifies how companies present and classify certain cash receipts and cash payments in the statement of cash flows. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The company has implemented the above standard effective this quarter and has made the respective disclosures in Statement of Cash Flow.
 
NOTE 3.BUSINESS COMBINATIONS:

Acquisition of Ameri Georgia

On November 20, 2015, we completed the acquisition of Bellsoft, Inc., a consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, which specializes in SAP software, business intelligence, data warehousing and other enterprise resource planning services. Following the acquisition, the name of Bellsoft, Inc. was changed to Ameri100 Georgia Inc. (“Ameri Georgia”). Ameri Georgia has operations in the United States, Canada and India.

The total purchase price of $9.9 million was allocated to net working capital of $4.6 million, intangibles of $1.8 million, taking into consideration projected revenue from the acquired list of Ameri Georgia customers over a period of three years, and goodwill. The excess of total purchase price over the net working capital and intangibles allocations has been allocated to goodwill.
 
On January 17, 2018, we completed all payment obligations to the former shareholders of Ameri Georgia in connection with the Ameri Georgia share purchase agreement, and we have no further payment obligations pursuant thereto.
 
Acquisition of Bigtech Software Private Limited

On June 23, 2016, we entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Bigtech Software Private Limited (“Bigtech”), a pure-play SAP services company providing a wide range of SAP services including turnkey implementations, application management, training and basis ABAP support. Based in Bangalore, India, Bigtech offers SAP services to improve business operations at companies of all sizes and verticals.

The acquisition of Bigtech was effective as of July 1, 2016, and the total consideration for the acquisition of Bigtech was $850,000, consisting of:

(a)A cash payment in the amount of $340,000 which was due within 90 days of closing and was paid on September 22, 2016;

(b)Warrants for the purchase of 51,000 shares of our common stock (valued at approximately $250,000 based on the $6.51 closing price of our common stock on the closing date of the acquisition), with such warrants exercisable for two years; and

(c)$255,000, which may become payable in cash earn-outs to the sellers of Bigtech, if Bigtech achieves certain pre-determined revenue and EBITDA targets in 2017 and 2018. We estimate the earn-out payments to be earned at 100% of the targets set forth in the purchase agreement.
 
Bigtech’s financial results are included in our condensed consolidated financial results starting July 1, 2016.  The Bigtech acquisition did not constitute a significant acquisition for the Company for purposes of Regulation S-X. The valuation of Bigtech was made on the basis of its projected revenues.

Acquisition of Virtuoso

On July 22, 2016, we acquired all of the outstanding membership interests of Virtuoso, L.L.C. (“Virtuoso”), a Kansas limited liability company, pursuant to the terms of an Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization, by and among us, Virtuoso Acquisition Inc., Ameri100 Virtuoso Inc., Virtuoso and the sole member of Virtuoso (the “Sole Member”). Virtuoso is an SAP consulting firm specialized in providing services on SAP S/4 HANA finance, enterprise mobility and cloud migration and is based in Leawood, Kansas. In connection with the merger, Virtuoso’s name was changed to Ameri100 Virtuoso Inc. The Virtuoso acquisition did not constitute a significant acquisition for the Company for purposes of Regulation S-X.

The total purchase price of $1.8 million was allocated to intangibles of $0.9 million, taking into consideration projected revenue from the acquired list of Virtuoso customers over a period of three years, and the balance was allocated to goodwill. The Virtuoso earn-out payments for 2016 amounted to $0.06 million in cash and 12,408 shares of common stock, which were delivered to the Sole Member during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. As of January 23, 2018, we had resolved all remaining payments under the Virtuoso merger agreement with the Sole-Member and we have no further payment obligations pursuant thereto.

Acquisition of Ameri Arizona
 
On July 29, 2016, we acquired 100% of the membership interests of DC&M Partners, L.L.C. (“Ameri Arizona”), an Arizona limited liability company, pursuant to the terms of a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement by and among us, Ameri Arizona, all of the members of Ameri Arizona, Giri Devanur and Srinidhi “Dev” Devanur, our former President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman, respectively. In July 2017, the name of DC&M Partners, L.L.C. was changed to Ameri100 Arizona LLC. Ameri Arizona is an SAP consulting company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Ameri Arizona provides its clients with a wide range of information technology development, consultancy and management services with an emphasis on the design, build and rollout of SAP implementations and related products.
 
The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition of Ameri Arizona was $15.8 million, consisting of:
 
(a)A cash payment in the amount of $3,000,000 at closing;
 
(b)1,600,000 shares of our common stock (valued at approximately $10.4 million based on the $6.51 closing price of our common stock on the closing date of the acquisition), which are to be issued on July 29, 2018 or upon a change of control of our company (whichever occurs earlier). At the election of the former members of Ameri Arizona, in lieu of receiving shares of our common stock, each former member may elect to receive a cash payment of $2.40 per share. One former member has indicated an intention to make such an election which would require a payment of $1,344,000 in lieu of issuing 560,000 of such shares to such member. If the election is made, such payment would be due on or about September 28, 2018; and
 
(c)Earn-out payments of $1,500,000 payable in cash each year to be paid, if earned, through the achievement of annual revenue and gross margin targets in 2017 and 2018.
 
The total purchase price of $15.8 million was allocated to intangibles of $5.4 million, taking into consideration projected revenue from the acquired list of Ameri Arizona customers over a period of three years, and the balance was allocated to goodwill. In January 17, 2018, the Company resolved the payment of all earn-out payments to the former members of Ameri Arizona with respect to the 2016 earn-out period in connection with the Ameri Arizona membership interest purchase agreement, and the Company has no further payment obligations with respect to the 2016 earn-out period.
 
The Company has not yet paid the earn-out payments in respect of the 2017 earn-out period to the former members of Ameri Arizona.  As of the date of this quarterly report, the Company owed approximately $0.7 million to the former members of Ameri Arizona for such earn-out payments. As of the date of this quarterly report, the Company was unable to pay the 2017 earn-out payments due to limited available cash for payment. As a result of such non-payment of the 2017 earn-out, one of the former members of Ameri Arizona filed suit against the Company on May 1, 2018 seeking damages in an amount equal to such former member’s potion of the unpaid 2017 earn-out payments, plus attorneys’ fees and expenses. The Company intends to resolve such suit in as timely and cost efficient a manner as is commercially reasonable.  The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amounts owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the 2017 earn-out amounts.
 
Acquisition of Ameri California

On March 10, 2017, we acquired 100% of the shares of ATCG Technology Solutions, Inc. (“Ameri California”), a Delaware corporation, pursuant to the terms of a Share Purchase Agreement among the Company, Ameri California, all of the stockholders of Ameri California (the “Stockholders”), and the Stockholders’ representative. In July 2017, the name of ATCG Technology Solutions, Inc. was changed to Ameri100 California Inc. Ameri California provides U.S. domestic, offshore and onsite SAP consulting services and has its main office in Folsom, California. Ameri California specializes in providing SAP Hybris, SAP Success Factors and business intelligence services.

The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition of Ameri California was $8.8million, consisting of:

(a)576,923 shares of our common stock, valued at approximately $3.8 million based on the closing price of our common stock on the closing date of the acquisition;

(b)Unsecured promissory notes issued to certain of Ameri California’s selling stockholders for the aggregate amount of $3,750,000 (which notes bear interest at a rate of 6% per annum and mature on June 30, 2018);

(c)Earn-out payments in shares of our common stock (up to an aggregate value of $1.2 million worth of shares) to be paid, if earned, in each of 2018 and 2019 based on certain revenue and earnings before interest taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) targets as specified in the purchase agreement. We estimate those targets will be fully achieved; and

(d)An additional cash payment of $0.06 million for cash that was left in Ameri California at closing.

The total purchase price of $8.8 million was allocated to intangibles of $3.75 million, taking into consideration projected revenue from the acquired list of Ameri California customers over a period of three years, and goodwill. The excess of total purchase price over the intangibles allocation has been allocated to goodwill.  For this acquisition, the net cash outflow in 2017 was $0.2 million.
 
On February 28, 2018, we entered into an Amendment to 6% Unsecured Promissory Note and Waiver Agreement (the “Amendment”) by and between the Company and Moneta Ventures Fund I, L.P. (“Moneta”). The Amendment amended the terms of the Company’s 6% Unsecured Promissory Note Due June 30, 2018, issued on March 20, 2017, by and between the Company and Moneta (the “Moneta Note”). Among other things, the Amendment provided for the extension of the maturity of the Moneta Note to August 31, 2018, amendment of the payment terms of the Moneta Note, waiver by Moneta of the existence of any Company event of default pursuant to the Moneta Note as of February 28, 2018 and waiver by the Company of certain restrictions with respect to the resale of certain restricted common stock of the Company held by Moneta. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company was obligated to pay $0.5 million to Moneta on April 30, 2018; however, the Company has been unable to make such payment due to a lack of available cash. The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amount owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the amounts owed pursuant to the Amendment.
 
Presented below is the summary of the foregoing acquisitions:

Allocation of purchase price in millions of U.S. dollars
 
Asset Component 
Ameri
Georgia
  Bigtech  Virtuoso  
Ameri
Arizona
  
Ameri
California
 
Intangible Assets  1.8   0.6   0.9   5.4   
3.8
 
Goodwill  3.5   0.3   0.9   10.4   
5.0
 
Working Capital
                    
Current Assets                    
Cash  1.4   -   -   -   - 
Accounts Receivable  5.6   -   -   -   - 
Other Assets  0.2   -   -   -   - 
   7.3   -   -   -   - 
Current Liabilities                    
Accounts Payable  1.3   -   -   -   - 
Accrued Expenses & Other Current Liabilities  1.3   -   -   -   - 
   2.7   -   -   -   - 
Net Working Capital Acquired  4.6   -   -   -   - 
                     
Total Purchase Price  9.9   0.9   1.8   15.8   
8.8
 
 
As of the date of this quarterly report, the Company owed an aggregate of $14,701,659, in consideration, including contingent consideration payable, for its acquisitions. Such consideration payable consisted of $3,430,659 in cash obligations and $11,271,000 worth of common stock to be issued in future periods. Out of such $14,701,659, $1,493,322 represents contingent consideration payable upon the achievement of earn-outs.
 
NOTE 4.REVENUE RECOGNITION:
 
We recognize revenue primarily through the provision of consulting services. We generate revenue by providing consulting services under written service contracts with our customers. The service contracts we enter generally fall into two categories: (1) time-and-materials contracts and (2) fixed-price contracts.

We consider amounts to be earned once evidence of an arrangement has been obtained, services are delivered, fees are fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured. We establish billing terms at the time at which the project deliverables and milestones are agreed. Our standard payment terms are 60 days from invoice date.

When a customer enters into a time-and-materials or fixed-price (or a periodic retainer-based) contract, the Company recognizes revenue in accordance with its evaluation of the deliverables in each contract. If the deliverables represent separate units of accounting, the Company then measures and allocates the consideration from the arrangement to the separate units, based on vendor specific objective evidence of the value for each deliverable.

The revenue under time and materials contracts is recognized as services are rendered and performed at contractually agreed upon rates. Revenue pursuant to fixed-price contracts is recognized under the proportional performance method of accounting. We routinely evaluate whether revenue and profitability should be recognized in the current period. We estimate the proportional performance on our fixed-price contracts on a monthly basis utilizing hours incurred to date as a percentage of total estimated hours to complete the project. This method is used because reasonably dependable estimates of costs and revenue earned can be made, based on historical experience and milestones identified in any particular contract. If we do not have a sufficient basis to measure progress toward completion, revenue is recognized upon completion of performance, subject to any warranty provisions or other project management assessments as to the status of work performed.

Estimates of total project costs are continuously monitored during the term of an engagement. There are situations where the number of hours to complete projects may exceed our original estimate, as a result of an increase in project scope, unforeseen events that arise, or the inability of the client or the delivery team to fulfill their responsibilities. Accordingly, recorded revenues and costs are subject to revision throughout the life of a project based on current information and historical trends. Such revisions may result in increases or decreases to revenue and income and are reflected in the consolidated financial statements in the periods in which they are first identified.
 
If our initial estimates of the resources required or the scope of work to be performed on a contract are inaccurate, or we do not manage the project properly within the planned time period, a provision for estimated losses on incomplete projects may be made. Any known or probable losses on projects are charged to operations in the period in which such losses are determined. A formal project review process takes place quarterly, although projects are continuously evaluated throughout the period. Management reviews the estimated total direct costs on each contract to determine if the estimated amounts are accurate, and estimates are adjusted as needed in the period identified. No losses were recognized on contracts during the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
 
NOTE 5.INTANGIBLE ASSETS:

The Company’s intangible assets primarily consists of the customer lists it acquired through various acquisitions.  We amortize our intangible assets that have finite lives using either the straight-line method or based on estimated future cash flows to approximate the pattern in which the economic benefit of the asset will be utilized. Amortization expense was $0.8 million and $0.7 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, respectively. This amortization expense relates to customer lists which expire through 2022.
 
NOTE 6.GOODWILL:

Goodwill represents the excess of the aggregate purchase price over the fair value of the net assets acquired in business combinations. The total value of the Company’s goodwill was $21.9 million as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

As per Company policy, goodwill impairment tests are conducted on an annual basis and any impairment is reflected in the Company’s Statements of Operations.
 
NOTE 7.EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:

A reconciliation of net income and weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net income per share is as follows:

  
Three Months
Ended March 31,
2018
  
Three Months
Ended March 31,
2017
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock holders $(2,129,170) $(1,221,953)
Weighted average common shares outstanding  18,564,197   14,094,536 
Basic net income (loss) per share of common stock $(0.11) $(0.09)
Diluted net income (loss) per share of common stock $(0.11) $(0.09)

Share based awards, inclusive of all grants made under the Plan, for which either the stock option exercise price or the fair value of the restricted share award exceeds the average market price over the period, have an anti- dilutive effect on earnings per share, and accordingly, are excluded from the diluted computations for all periods presented.

NOTE 8.OTHER ITEMS:
 
The Company has accrued approximately $0.6 million for payment of dividend on its Series A Preferred Stock due for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The Company has been unable to declare and pay such dividend due to a lack of available cash. The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the dividend owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the dividend. The Company is also negotiating with its Series A Preferred Stock holders regarding the payment of the accrued dividend and to amend the terms of its Series A Preferred Stock.
 
NOTE 9.BANK DEBT:

On July 1, 2016, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Ameri and Partners Inc. and Ameri Georgia, as borrowers (the “Borrowers”), the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Linear Logics, Corp. and WinHire Inc. (dissolved in March 2017) serving as guarantors, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, serving as a validity guarantor, and Sterling National Bank, N.A. (as lender and as agent, “Sterling”). The Company joined Ameri California, Virtuoso and Ameri Arizona as borrowers under the Loan Agreement following their respective acquisition.
 
Under the Loan Agreement, the Borrowers can borrow up to an aggregate of $10 million, which includes up to $8 million in principal for revolving loans (the “Revolving Loans”) for general working capital purposes, up to $2 million in principal pursuant to a term loan (the “Term Loan”) for the purpose of a permitted business acquisition and up to $200,000 for letters of credit. A portion of the proceeds of the Loan Agreement were also used to repay the November 20, 2015 credit facility that was entered into between the Company, its wholly-owned subsidiary Ameri Georgia and Federal National Payables, Inc.

The maturity of the loans under the Loan Agreement are as follows:

Revolving Loan Maturity Date: July 1, 2019; provided, however, that the Revolving Loan Maturity Date will extend and renew automatically for successive one-year terms on each anniversary of the initial Revolving Loan Maturity Date (each an “Anniversary Date”) thereafter, unless not less than sixty (60) days prior to any such Anniversary Date, written notice of non-renewal is given by either party to the other, in which case the Revolving Loan Maturity Date will be such next Anniversary Date.

Term Loan Maturity Date: The earliest of (a) the date following acceleration of the Term Loan and/or the Revolving Loans; (b) the Revolving Loan Maturity Date; or (c) July 1, 2019.

Interest under the Loan Agreement is payable monthly in arrears and accrues as follows:

 (a)in the case of Revolving Loans, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 2.00%;

(b)in the case of the Term Loan, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 3.75%; and

(c)in the case of other obligations of the Borrowers, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the greater of (A) 3.25% or (B) Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 3.75%.

The Loan Agreement also requires the payment of certain fees, including, but not limited to letter of credit fees and an unused Revolving Loans fee.

The Loan Agreement contains financial and other covenant requirements, including, but not limited to, financial covenants that require the Borrowers to not permit capital expenditures above $150,000 in any fiscal year, maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 2.00 to 1.00 and maintain certain debt to EBITDA ratios. The Loan Agreement also requires the Company and Borrowers to obtain Sterling’s consent before making any permitted acquisitions.  The amounts borrowed by the Borrowers under the Loan Agreement are guaranteed by the guarantors, and the Loan Agreement is secured by substantially all of the Borrowers’ assets.

The principal amount of the Term Loan will be repaid as follows: (i) equal consecutive monthly installments in the amount of $33,333.33 each, paid on the first day of each calendar month and (ii) one final payment of the entire remaining principal balance, together with all accrued unpaid interest on the Term Loan maturity date.

On August 28, 2017, pursuant to an amendment of the Loan Agreement, we and certain of our subsidiaries obtained an incremental term loan from Sterling National Bank in the amount of $343,200.58, which amount was an addition to and comprised a part of the existing Term Loan under the existing Loan Agreement. In January 2018, we repaid the incremental term loan.

We are not in compliance with various covenants contained in the Loan Agreement with Sterling National Bank.  We received waivers from Sterling National Bank for our non-compliance with the Loan Agreement for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in exchange for the payment of a fee of $5,000 for each quarterly waiver. As a result of our ongoing non-compliance with covenants of the Loan Agreement, Sterling National Bank notified us that it would not provide any further waivers for such non-compliance and advised us to find a new lender. Pursuant to its notice letter, Sterling National Bank has indicated it may continue to provide the Company with financing while the Company looks for a new lender; however, the bank has reserved its rights to exercise all remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, declining to advance further funds under the Revolving Loans, terminating all loans and accelerating all obligations owed to it, and retaining the Company’s accounts receivable.  We are in the process of seeking a new lender and/or financing sources to replace Sterling National Bank, but there can be no assurance that Sterling National Bank will not stop advancing funds under the Loan Agreement or terminate its loans and accelerate their repayment prior to our finding replacement financing or that we will be able to find any new financing at all.
 
If Sterling National Bank elects to claim all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit, we may be unable repay the amounts due. If that were to occur, Sterling National Bank could proceed against the collateral granted to it to secure our indebtedness to it. We pledged substantially all of our assets as collateral under the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement is also supported by a validity guaranty from our former Chief Executive Officer. If Sterling National Bank accelerates the repayment of our loans, there is no assurance that we will have sufficient assets to repay the loans. A default under the Loan Agreement may also result in an event of default under the 2017 Notes (as defined below). We are currently looking for additional sources of financing, however there is no guarantee that we will have additional financing available to us.
 
Interest paid on the Term Loan during the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to $32,348. Principal repaid on the Term Loan during the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $443,200. The short term and long-term outstanding balances on the Term Loan as of March 31, 2018 were $400,000 and $1,023,466, respectively. The outstanding balance of the Revolving Loans as of March 31, 2018 was $2,942,510.

Our Indian subsidiary Bigtech had a term loan of $11,750 and a line of credit for $322,298 as of March 31, 2018. The Bigtech line of credit is with an Indian bank, HDFC Bank Limited, and was entered into on September 3, 2015 for Bigtech’s working capital requirements. The line of credit is for up to $416,667 with an interest rate of 11.85% per annum and maturity in June 2020. The Bigtech term loan accrues interest at the rate of 10.30% per annum and matures in 2020. Both the term loan and the line of credit were already in place when the Company acquired Bigtech. Interest paid during the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to $390 for the term loan and $8,723 line of credit held by Bigtech.
 
NOTE 10.CONVERTIBLE NOTES:

On March 7, 2017, we completed the sale and issuance of 8% Convertible Unsecured Promissory Notes (the “2017 Notes”) for aggregate proceeds to us of $1.25 million from four accredited investors, including one of the Company’s then-directors, Dhruwa N. Rai, and David Luci, who became a director of the Company in February 2018. The 2017 Notes were issued pursuant to Securities Purchase Agreements between the Company and each investor. The 2017 Notes bear interest at 8% per annum until maturity in March 2020, with interest being paid annually on the first, second and third anniversaries of the issuance of the 2017 Notes beginning in March 2018. From and after an event of default and for so long as the event of default is continuing, the 2017 Notes will bear default interest at the rate of 10% per annum. The 2017 Notes can be prepaid by us at any time without penalty. As of May 5, 2018, we were not current in the payment of interest on one of the 2017 Notes and were in discussion with the holder of the 2017 Note for which we are not current in the payment of interest to negotiate longer payment terms until we are able to raise more capital.

The 2017 Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a conversion price equal to $2.80. The holders of the 2017 Notes have the right, at their option, at any time and from time to time to convert, in part or in whole, the outstanding principal amount and all accrued and unpaid interest under the 2017 Notes into shares of the Company’s common stock at the conversion price.

The 2017 Notes rank junior to our secured credit facility with Sterling National Bank. The 2017 Notes also include certain negative covenants including, without the investors’ approval, restrictions on dividends and other restricted payments and reclassification of its stock.
 
NOTE 11.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

Operating Leases

The Company’s principal facility is located in Princeton, New Jersey. The Company also leases office space in various locations with expiration dates between 2016 and 2021. The lease agreements often include leasehold improvement incentives, escalating lease payments, renewal provisions and other provisions which require the Company to pay taxes, insurance, maintenance costs, or defined rent increases. All of the Company’s leases are accounted for as operating leases. Rent expense is recorded over the lease terms on a straight-line basis. Rent expense was $73,310 and $71,138 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The increase during the comparative periods is due to the addition of office space through the acquisition of Ameri Arizona, Bigtech and Ameri California.

The Company has entered into an operating lease for its primary office facility in Princeton, New Jersey, which expires in July 2019. The future minimum rental payments under these lease agreements are as follows:

Year ending December 31, Amount 
2018  45,613 
2019  67,415 
2020  70,333 
2021  7,371 
Total $190,732 
 
NOTE 12.FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT:

The group’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalent, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contingent consideration liability and accrued liabilities. The carrying amounts of accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash and cash equivalents and accrued liabilities are considered to be the same as their fair value, due to their short-term nature.

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or an exit price paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The current accounting guidance for fair value measurements defines a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosures as follows:

Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument; and
Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on our own assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value.

A financial asset or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based upon the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

The following table sets forth the financial assets, measured at fair value, by level within the fair value hierarchy as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

   March 31,
2018
   December 31,
2017
 
     
Level 3      
Contingent consideration $1,493,322  $3,374,660 
 
The following table presents the change in level 3 instruments:

  
Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
   
Opening balance  3,374,660 
Paid/settlements  (1,881,338)
Closing balance  1,493,322 
 
Contingent consideration pertaining to the acquisitions referred to in note 3 above as of March 31, 2018 has been classified under level 3 as the fair valuation of such contingent consideration has been done using one or more of the significant inputs which are not based on observable market data.

The fair value of the contingent consideration was estimated using a discounted cash flow technique with significant inputs that are not observable in the market. The significant inputs not supported by market activity included our probability assessments of expected future cash flows related to the acquisitions during the earn-out period, appropriately discounted considering the uncertainties associated with the obligation, and calculated in accordance with the respective terms of the share purchase agreements.
 
NOTE 13.NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST:

The subsidiaries of the Company are all direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, and no non-controlling interest is held by the Company as of March 31, 2018.

In prior periods when the Company held non-controlling interests in one of its subsidiaries, the Company attributed relevant gains and losses to such non-controlling interests in each financial year. During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 the profit attributable to the holders of non-controlling interests amounted to $0 and $3,516, respectively, as the Company no longer held any non-controlling interests following its 2017 fiscal year.
 
NOTE 14.RESTRUCTURING AND STREAMLINING COSTS:

During the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company streamlined its operations by eliminating redundant positions across its acquired entities, which resulted in a restructuring charge of approximately $127,100.
 
ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements (and notes thereto) included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. See “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” included elsewhere herein.

We use the terms “we,” “our,” “us,” “AMERI” and “the Company” in this report to refer to AMERI Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Company History

We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in February 1994 as Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc., which was a shell company immediately prior to our completion of a “reverse merger” transaction on May 26, 2015, in which we caused Ameri100 Acquisition, Inc., a Delaware corporation and our newly created, wholly owned subsidiary, to be merged with and into Ameri and Partners Inc (“Ameri and Partners”), a Delaware corporation (the “Merger”).  On May 26, 2015, we completed the Merger, in which we caused Ameri100 Acquisition, Inc., a Delaware corporation and our newly created, wholly owned subsidiary, to be merged with and into Ameri and Partners (doing business as Ameri100), a Delaware corporation. As a result of the Merger, Ameri and Partners became our wholly owned operating subsidiary. The Merger was consummated under Delaware law, pursuant to an Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of May 26, 2015 (the “Merger Agreement”), and in connection with the Merger we changed our name to AMERI Holdings, Inc. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

Overview

We specialize in delivering SAP cloud, digital and enterprise services to clients worldwide. Our SAP focus allows us to provide technological solutions to a broad and growing base of clients. Our model inverts the conventional global delivery model wherein offshore IT service providers are based abroad and maintain a minimal presence in the United States. With a strong SAP focus, our client partnerships anchor around SAP cloud and digital services. We pursue an acquisition strategy that seeks to disrupt the established business model of offshore IT service providers.

We partnered with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), in February 2017, to offer SAP HANA Migration services. Through this partnership, the Company will offer solutions to its clients aspiring to make the transition from SAP ECC (on-premise) applications to SAP HANA applications. NEC is a leading technology integrator providing integrated communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions.

We generate revenue by providing consulting services under written service contracts with our customers. The service contracts we enter into generally fall into two categories: (1) time-and-materials contracts and (2) fixed-price contracts.

When a customer enters into a time-and-materials or fixed-price (or a periodic retainer-based) contract, the revenue is recognized in accordance with the deliverables of each contract. If the deliverables involve separate units of accounting, the consideration from the arrangement is measured and allocated to the separate units, based on vendor specific objective evidence of the value for each deliverable.

The revenue under time and materials contracts is recognized as services are rendered and performed at contractually agreed upon rates. Revenue pursuant to fixed-price contracts is recognized under the proportional performance method of accounting. We routinely evaluate whether revenue and profitability should be recognized in the current period. We estimate the proportional performance on fixed-price contracts on a monthly basis utilizing hours incurred to date as a percentage of total estimated hours to complete the project.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, sales to five major customers accounted for 39% and 41% of our total revenue, respectively. Two of our customers contributed 13% and 11% of our revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2018. For the comparable period in 2017, two customers contributed 11% and 10% of our revenue, respectively.

We continue to explore strategic alternatives to improve the market position and profitability of our product and service offerings in the marketplace, generate additional liquidity for the Company, and enhance our valuation. We expect to pursue our goals during the next twelve months through organic growth and through other strategic alternatives. Some of these alternatives have included, and could continue to include, selective acquisitions. The Company has obtained financing and additional capital from the sale of equity and incurrence of indebtedness in the past, and continues to consider capital raising and financing from the sale of various types of equity and incurrence of indebtedness to provide capital for our business plans and operations in the future.
 
Matters that May or Are Currently Affecting Our Business

The main challenges and trends that could affect or are affecting our financial results include:

 ·Our ability to raise additional capital, if and when  needed;

·Our ability to enter into additional technology-management and consulting agreements, to diversify our client base and to expand the geographic areas we serve;

·Our ability to attract competent, skilled professionals and on-demand technology partners for our operations at acceptable prices to manage our overhead;

·Our ability to acquire other technology services companies and integrate them with our existing business; and

·Our ability to control our costs of operation as we expand our organization and capabilities.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

  
Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
  
Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2017
 
       
Revenue $11,063,010  $12,340,927 
Cost of revenue  8,720,125   9,039,577 
Gross profit  2,342,885   3,301,350 
         
Operating expenses        
Selling, general and administration  2,878,942   3,033,455 
Acquisition related expenses  10,000   209,344 
Depreciation and amortization  820,736   689,100 
Operating expenses  3,709,678   3,931,899 
Operating (loss)  (1,366,793)  (630,549)
Interest expenses  (211,159)  (90,806)
Others, net  6,199   (4,149)
Total other income (expenses)  (204,960)  (94,955)
(Loss) before income taxes  (1,571,753)  (725,504)
Tax benefit / (provision)  -   - 
(Loss) after income taxes  (1,571,753)  (725,504)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest  -   3,516 
Net (loss) attributable to the Company  (1,571,753)  (721,988)
Dividend on preferred stock  (557,417)  (499,965)
Net (loss) attributable to common stock holders  (2,129,170)  (1,221,953)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax        
Foreign exchange translation  29,791   5,335 
Comprehensive (loss) $(2,099,379) $(1,216,618)
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the Company  (2,099,379)  (1,220,134)
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest  -   3,516 
   (2,099,379)  (1,216,618)
         
Basic income (loss) per share $(0.11) $(0.09)
Diluted income (loss) per share $(0.11) $(0.09)
         
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding  18,654,197   14,094,536 
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding  18,654,197   14,094,536 
 
Revenues

Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018 decreased by $1.28 million, or 10%, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017, mainly due to a large project in the first quarter of 2017 for which there was no comparable large project in the three months ended March 31, 2018.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, sales to five major customers accounted for approximately 39% and 41% of our total revenue, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, two of our customers contributed 13% and 11% of our revenue, and for the three months ended March 31, 2017, two of our customers contributed 11% and 10% of our revenue. We derived most of our revenues from our customers located in North America for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017.

Gross Margin

Our gross margin was 21% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to 27% for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  The reduction in gross margin was due to ending of a large project in 2017 which carried a higher margin.

Our target gross margins in future periods are anticipated to be in the range of 20% to 25% based on a mix of project revenues and professional service revenues. However, there is no assurance that we will achieve such anticipated gross margins.

Selling, General and Administration Expenses

Selling, general and administration (“SG&A”) expenses include all costs, including rent costs, which are not directly associated with revenue-generating activities, as well as the non-cash expense for stock-based compensation. These include employee costs, corporate costs and facilities costs. Employee costs include administrative salaries and related employee benefits, travel, recruiting and training costs. Corporate costs include reorganization costs, legal, accounting and outside consulting fees. Facilities costs primarily include rent and communications costs.

SG&A expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2018 were $2.9 million, as compared to $3.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  SG&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expenses, restructuring expenses and the full quarter effect of Ameri California which was only partially included in the first quarter of 2017, decreased by approximately $400,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2018 as the Company continues to restructure and streamline its acquired entities.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization expense amounted to $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. We capitalized the customer lists acquired during various acquisitions, resulting in increased amortization costs. The customer lists from each acquisition are amortized over a period of 60 months.

Operating Loss

Our operating loss was $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Interest Expense

Our interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $0.2 million as compared to $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase was mainly due to additional interest expenses incurred on the 2017 Notes and promissory notes issued to the former stockholders of Ameri California in March 2017.

Income Taxes

We recorded no income tax benefit or provision for the three months ended March 31 2018 or March 31 2017.

Acquisition Related Expenses

We had acquisition related expenditures of $0.01 million and $0.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2018 and for March 31, 2017, respectively. These expenses included legal, professional services, valuation and due diligence services and other acquisition related fees incurred in connection with our acquisitions. The decrease was due to the decline in acquisition related activities in the three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to the year ended March 31, 2017.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our cash position was $1.8 million as of March 31, 2018, as compared to $4.9 million as of December 31, 2017, a decrease of $3.1 million primarily due to the use of funds towards working capital and earn-out payments.

Cash used for operating activities was $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2018 and was primarily a result of net changes in working capital requirements. Cash used in investing activities was $1.0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2018. Cash used for financing activities was $1.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2018.
 
The Company has been unable to make payments in respect of certain outstanding notes, certain earn-out payments that are due and a dividend on its Series A Preferred stock because of a lack of available cash. The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amounts owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the amounts owed.

Public Offering

On November 21, 2017, we completed an underwritten public offering of 1,475,000 shares of our common stock, at a price of $4.115 per share, and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,475,000 shares of our common stock, at a price of $0.01 per warrant. The warrants have a per share exercise price of $4.115, were exercisable as of November 21, 2017 and expire five years from that date. The gross proceeds to us from this offering were approximately $6,084,375, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.  In connection with the offering, we uplisted our common stock from the OTCQB Marketplace to trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “AMRH”, and we listed the publicly offered warrants for trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “AMRHW”.

On January 24, 2018, we received confirmation from our transfer agent, Corporate Stock Transfer, Inc., which also serves as the warrant agent for the public warrant, that through such date certain holders of warrants had cumulatively exercised warrants for the purchase of a total of 153,060 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $4.115 per share, for gross proceeds to us of $629,841.90.

Liquidity Concerns

We incurred recurring losses as a result of costs and expenses related to our selling, general and administration activities. As of March 31, 2018, we had negative working capital of $15.2 million and cash of $1.8 million. Our principal sources of cash have included bank borrowings, the private placement of convertible notes and the public offering of securities. Our operating expenses are likely to continue to grow and, as a result, we will need to generate significant additional revenues to cover such expenses.

Our financial statements as of March 31, 2018 have been prepared under the assumption that we will continue as a going concern. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to raise additional funding through the issuance of equity or debt securities, as well as to attain further operating efficiencies and, ultimately, to generate additional revenues. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. We can give no assurances that additional capital that we are able to obtain, if any, will be sufficient to meet our needs. The foregoing conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue our operations.

Available Credit Facility, Borrowings and Repayment of Debt

On July 1, 2016, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Ameri and Partners Inc. and Ameri Georgia, as borrowers (the “Borrowers”), the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Linear Logics, Corp. and WinHire Inc. (dissolved in March 2017) serving as guarantors, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, serving as a validity guarantor, and Sterling National Bank, N.A. (as lender and as agent, “Sterling”). The Company joined Ameri California, Virtuoso and Ameri Arizona as borrowers under the Loan Agreement following their respective acquisition.

Under the Loan Agreement, the Borrowers can borrow up to an aggregate of $10 million, which includes up to $8 million in principal for revolving loans (the “Revolving Loans”) for general working capital purposes, up to $2 million in principal pursuant to a term loan (the “Term Loan”) for the purpose of a permitted business acquisition and up to $200,000 for letters of credit. A portion of the proceeds of the Loan Agreement were also used to repay the November 20, 2015 credit facility that was entered into between the Company, its wholly-owned subsidiary Ameri Georgia and Federal National Payables, Inc.

The maturity of the loans under the Loan Agreement are as follows:

Revolving Loan Maturity Date: July 1, 2019; provided, however, that the Revolving Loan Maturity Date will extend and renew automatically for successive one-year terms on each anniversary of the initial Revolving Loan Maturity Date (each an “Anniversary Date”) thereafter, unless not less than sixty (60) days prior to any such Anniversary Date, written notice of non-renewal is given by either party to the other, in which case the Revolving Loan Maturity Date will be such next Anniversary Date.
 
Term Loan Maturity Date: The earliest of (a) the date following acceleration of the Term Loan and/or the Revolving Loans; (b) the Revolving Loan Maturity Date; or (c) July 1, 2019.

Interest under the Loan Agreement is payable monthly in arrears and accrues as follows:

 (a)in the case of Revolving Loans, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 2.00%;

(b)in the case of the Term Loan, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 3.75%; and

(c)in the case of other obligations of the Borrowers, a rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) the greater of (A) 3.25% or (B) Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus (ii) 3.75%.

The Loan Agreement also requires the payment of certain fees, including, but not limited to letter of credit fees and an unused Revolving Loans fee.

The Loan Agreement contains financial and other covenant requirements, including, but not limited to, financial covenants that require the Borrowers to not permit capital expenditures above $150,000 in any fiscal year, maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 2.00 to 1.00 and maintain certain debt to EBITDA ratios. The Loan Agreement also requires the Company and Borrowers to obtain Sterling’s consent before making any permitted acquisitions.  The amounts borrowed by the Borrowers under the Loan Agreement are guaranteed by the guarantors, and the Loan Agreement is secured by substantially all of the Borrowers’ assets.

The principal amount of the Term Loan will be repaid as follows: (i) equal consecutive monthly installments in the amount of $33,333.33 each, paid on the first day of each calendar month and (ii) one final payment of the entire remaining principal balance, together with all accrued unpaid interest on the Term Loan maturity date.

On August 28, 2017, pursuant to an amendment of the Loan Agreement, we and certain of our subsidiaries obtained an incremental term loan from Sterling National Bank in the amount of $343,200.58, which amount was an addition to and comprised a part of the existing Term Loan under the existing Loan Agreement. In January 2018, we repaid the incremental term loan.

We are not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Loan Agreement with Sterling National Bank.  We received waivers from Sterling National Bank for our non-compliance with the Loan Agreement for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in exchange for the payment of a fee of $5,000 for each quarterly waiver. As a result of our ongoing non-compliance with covenants of the Loan Agreement, Sterling National Bank notified us that it would not provide any further waivers for such non-compliance and advised us to find a new lender. Pursuant to its notice letter, Sterling National Bank has indicated it may continue to provide the Company with financing while the Company looks for a new lender; however, the bank has reserved its rights to exercise all remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, declining to advance further funds under the Revolving Loans, terminating all loans and accelerating all obligations owed to it, and retaining the Company’s accounts receivable.  We are in the process of seeking a new lender and/or financing sources to replace Sterling National Bank, but there can be no assurance that Sterling National Bank will not stop advancing funds under the Loan Agreement or terminate its loans and accelerate their repayment prior to our finding replacement financing or that we will be able to find any new financing at all.
 
If Sterling National Bank elects to claim all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit, we may be unable repay the amounts due. If that were to occur, Sterling National Bank could proceed against the collateral granted to it to secure our indebtedness to it. We pledged substantially all of our assets as collateral under the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement is also supported by a validity guaranty from our former Chief Executive Officer. If Sterling National Bank accelerates the repayment of our loans, there is no assurance that we will have sufficient assets to repay the loans. A default under the Loan Agreement may also result in an event of default under the 2017 Notes. We are currently looking for additional sources of financing, however there is no guarantee that we will have additional financing available to us.
 
Interest paid on the Term Loan during the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to $32,348. Principal repaid on the Term Loan during the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $443,200. The short term and long-term outstanding balances on the Term Loan as of March 31, 2018 were $400,000 and $1,023,466, respectively. The outstanding balance of the Revolving Loans as of March 31, 2018 was $2,942,510.

Our Indian subsidiary Bigtech had a term loan of $11,750 and a line of credit for $322,298 as of March 31, 2018. The Bigtech line of credit is with an Indian bank, HDFC Bank Limited, and was entered into on September 3, 2015 for Bigtech’s working capital requirements. The line of credit is for up to $416,667 with an interest rate of 11.85% per annum and maturity in June 2020. The Bigtech term loan accrues interest at the rate of 10.30% per annum and matures in 2020. Both the term loan and the line of credit were already in place when the Company acquired Bigtech. Interest paid during the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to $390 for the term loan and $8,723 line of credit held by Bigtech.
 
On March 7, 2017, we completed the sale and issuance the 2017 Notes for aggregate proceeds to us of $1.25 million from four accredited investors, including one of the Company’s then-directors, Dhruwa N. Rai, and David Luci, who became a director of the Company in February 2018. The 2017 Notes were issued pursuant to Securities Purchase Agreements between the Company and each investor. The 2017 Notes bear interest at 8% per annum until maturity in March 2020, with interest being paid annually on the first, second and third anniversaries of the issuance of the 2017 Notes beginning in March 2018. From and after an event of default and for so long as the event of default is continuing, the 2017 Notes will bear default interest at the rate of 10% per annum. The 2017 Notes can be prepaid by us at any time without penalty. As of May 5, 2018, we were not current in the payment of interest on one of the 2017 Notes and were in discussion with the holder of the 2017 Note for which we are not current in the payment of interest to negotiate longer payment terms until we are able to raise more capital.

The 2017 Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a conversion price equal to $2.80. The holders of the 2017 Notes have the right, at their option, at any time and from time to time to convert, in part or in whole, the outstanding principal amount and all accrued and unpaid interest under the 2017 Notes into shares of the Company’s common stock at the conversion price.

The 2017 Notes rank junior to our secured credit facility with Sterling National Bank. The 2017 Notes also include certain negative covenants including, without the investors’ approval, restrictions on dividends and other restricted payments and reclassification of its stock.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable for the period ended March 31, 2018 were $8.5 million as compared to $8.8 million as on December 31, 2017.

Accounts Payable

Accounts payable for the period ended March 31, 2018 were $5.3 million as compared to $5.3 million as on December 31, 2017.

Accrued Expenses

Accrued expenses for the period ended March 31, 2018 were $2.2 million as compared to $2.6 million as on December 31, 2017.

Operating Activities

Our largest source of operating cash flows is cash collections from our customers for different information technology services we render under various statements of work. Our primary uses of cash for operating activities are for personnel-related expenditures, leased facilities and taxes.

Off- Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Impact of Inflation

We do not believe that inflation had a significant impact on our results of operations for the periods presented. On an ongoing basis, we attempt to minimize any effects of inflation on our operating results by controlling operating costs and, whenever possible, seeking to ensure that billing rates reflect increases in costs due to inflation.

For all significant foreign operations, the functional currency is the local currency. Assets and liabilities of these operations are translated at the exchange rate in effect at each period end. Statements of Operations accounts are translated at the exchange rate prevailing as of the date of the transaction. The gains or losses resulting from such translation are reported under accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a separate component of equity. Realized gains and losses from foreign currency transactions are included in other income, net for the periods presented.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 2 to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information.
 
Critical Accounting Policies

Revenue Recognition. We recognize revenue in accordance with the Accounting Standard Codification 605 “Revenue Recognition.” Revenue is recognized when all of the following criteria are met: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (2) delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, (3) the seller’s price to buyer is fixed and determinable, and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. We recognize revenue from information technology services as the services are provided. Service revenues are recognized based on contracted hourly rates, as services are rendered or upon completion of specified contracted services and acceptance by the customer.
 
Stock-Based Compensation. Stock-based compensation expense for awards of equity instruments to employees and non-employee directors is determined based on the grant-date fair value of those awards. We recognize these compensation costs net of an estimated forfeiture rate over the requisite service period of the award. Forfeitures are estimated on the date of grant and revised if actual or expected forfeiture activity differs materially from original estimates.

Impairment. Long-lived assets, which include property, plant and equipment, and certain other assets to be held and used by us, are reviewed when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable based on estimated future cash flows. If this assessment indicates that the carrying values will not be recoverable, as determined based on undiscounted cash flows over the remaining useful lives, an impairment loss is recognized based on the fair value of the asset.

Income Taxes. We provide for income taxes utilizing the asset and liability method of accounting. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recorded to reflect the tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their financial reporting amounts at each balance sheet date, based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. If it is determined that it is more likely than not that future tax benefits associated with a deferred income tax asset will not be realized, a valuation allowance is provided. The effect on deferred income tax assets and liabilities of a change in the tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Tax benefits earned on employee stock awards in excess of recorded stock-based compensation expense are credited to additional paid-in capital. Our provision for income taxes also includes the impact of provisions established for uncertain income tax positions, as well as the related interest.

Accounts Receivable. We extend credit to clients based upon management’s assessment of their credit-worthiness on an unsecured basis. We provide an allowance for uncollectible accounts based on historical experience and management evaluation of trend analysis. We include any balances that are determined to be uncollectible in allowance for doubtful accounts.

Business Combination. We account for business combinations using the acquisition method, which requires the identification of the acquirer, the determination of the acquisition date and the allocation of the purchase price paid by the acquirer to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, including any contingent consideration and any non-controlling interest in the acquiree at their acquisition date fair values. Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired, including the amount assigned to identifiable intangible assets. Identifiable intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over their useful lives. Acquisition-related costs are expensed in the periods in which the costs are incurred. The results of operations of acquired businesses are included in our consolidated financial statements from the acquisition date.

Goodwill and Purchased Intangibles. We evaluate goodwill and purchased intangible assets for impairment at least annually, or as circumstances warrant. Goodwill is evaluated at the reporting unit level by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit with its carrying amount. For purchased intangible assets, if our annual qualitative assessment indicates possible impairment, we test the assets for impairment by comparing the fair value of such assets to their carrying value. In determining the fair value, we utilize various estimates and assumptions, including discount rates and projections of future cash flows. If an impairment is indicated, a write down to the implied fair value of goodwill or fair value of intangible asset is recorded.

Valuation of Contingent Earn-out Consideration. Acquisitions may include contingent consideration payments based on the achievement of certain future financial performance measures of the acquired company. Contingent consideration is required to be recognized at fair value as of the acquisition date. We estimate the fair value of these liabilities based on financial projections of the acquired companies and estimated probabilities of achievement. We believe our estimates and assumptions are reasonable, however, there is significant judgment involved. We evaluate, on a routine, periodic basis, the estimated fair value of the contingent consideration and changes in estimated fair value, subsequent to the initial fair value estimate at the time of the acquisition, will be reflected in income or expense in the consolidated statements of operations. Changes in the fair value of contingent consideration obligations may result from changes in discount periods and rates, changes in the timing and amount of revenue and/or earnings estimates and changes in probability assumptions with respect to the likelihood of achieving the various earn-out criteria. Any changes in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration may have a material impact on our operating results.
 
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Some of the statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and elsewhere constitute forward-looking statements under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results, levels of activity, growth, performance, tax consequences or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, growth, performance, tax consequences or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things, those listed below.

The forward-looking statements included in this Form 10-Q and referred to elsewhere are related to future events or our strategies or future financial performance, including statements concerning our 2018 outlook, future revenue and growth, customer spending outlook, general economic trends, IT service demand, future revenue and revenue mix, utilization, new service offerings, significant customers, competitive and strategic initiatives, growth plans, potential stock repurchases, future results, tax consequences and liquidity needs. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “anticipated,” “expectation,” “continued,” “future,” “forward,” “potential,” “estimate,” “estimated,” “forecast,” “project,” “encourage,” “opportunity,” “goal,” “objective,” “could,” “expect,” “expected,” “intend,” “plan,” “planned,” or the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on our current plans or assessments which are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this Form 10-Q. Factors that may cause actual results, goals, targets or objectives to differ materially from those contemplated, projected, forecasted, estimated, anticipated, planned or budgeted in such forward-looking statements include, among others, the following possibilities: (1) failure to obtain new customers or retain significant existing customers; (2) the loss of one or more key executives and/or employees; (3) changes in industry trends, such as a decline in the demand for Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Performance Management solutions, custom development and system integration services and/or declines in industry-wide information technology spending, whether on a temporary or permanent basis and/or delays by customers in initiating new projects or existing project milestones; (4) inability to execute upon growth objectives, including new services and growth in entities acquired by our Company; (5) adverse developments and volatility involving geopolitical or technology market conditions; (6) unanticipated events or the occurrence of fluctuations or variability in the matters identified as delays in, or the failure of, our sales pipeline being converted to billable work and recorded as revenue; (8) termination by clients of their contracts with us or inability or unwillingness of clients to pay for our services, which may impact our accounting assumptions; (9) inability to recruit and retain professionals with the high level of information technology skills and experience needed to provide our services; (10) failure to expand outsourcing services to generate additional revenue; (11) any changes in ownership of the Company or otherwise that would result in a limitation of the net operating loss carry forward under applicable tax laws; (12) the failure of the marketplace to embrace advisory and product-based consulting services; (13) changes in our utilization levels; (14) competition in our markets; (15) our ability to grow and manage growth profitably; our ability to access additional capital; (16) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (17) the failure to fully integrate acquired businesses; and (18) poor performance of acquired businesses following the closing of the acquisition. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors described above. These factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, projected, anticipated, planned or budgeted in any such forward-looking statements.

Although we believe that the expectations in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, growth, earnings per share or achievements. However, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements. Except as otherwise required, we undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this Form 10-Q to conform such statements to actual results.
 
ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 4.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Management’s Report on Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, our management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and our management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we have carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. This evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our Company’s management, including our Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, our company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our company’s disclosure controls and procedures are not yet effective as of the end of the period covered by this report as noted below in management’s report on internal control over financial reporting. This is largely due to the fact that we are acquiring privately held companies as part of our growth strategy and our control procedures over all acquired subsidiaries will not be effective until such time as we are able to fully integrate the acquisition with our company and set processes and procedures for the acquired entities. We are working to improve and harmonize our financial reporting controls and procedures across all of our companies.  There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal controls over financial reporting.

Disclosure controls and procedures and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to management including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls will prevent all error or fraud. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Due to the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our management has assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2018, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Our internal control over financial reporting includes maintaining records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect our transactions and dispositions of our assets; providing reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary for preparation of our financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; providing reasonable assurance that receipts and expenditures are made in accordance with authorizations of management and our directors; and providing reasonable assurance that unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on our financial statements would be prevented or detected on a timely basis. As a result of this assessment, our management concluded that, as of March 31, 2018, our internal control over financial reporting was not yet effective in providing reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  This is largely due to the fact that we are acquiring privately held companies as part of our growth strategy and our control procedures over all acquired subsidiaries will not be effective until such time as we are able to fully integrate the acquisition with our company and set processes and procedures for the acquired entities.  We are working to improve and harmonize our financial reporting controls and procedures across all of our companies.

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q does not include an attestation report of our independent auditors regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our independent auditors pursuant to temporary rules of the SEC that permit our company to provide only management’s report in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Inherent Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls

Internal control over financial reporting has inherent limitations which include but is not limited to the use of independent professionals for advice and guidance, interpretation of existing and/or changing rules and principles, segregation of management duties, scale of organization and personnel factors. Internal control over financial reporting is a process, which involves human diligence and compliance and is subject to lapses in judgment and breakdowns resulting from human failures. Internal control over financial reporting also can be circumvented by collusion or improper management override. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis, however these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process and it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were changes to correct certain internal control inadequacies, due to the privately held nature of acquired subsidiaries 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, during the period covered by this report that have not materially affected, or are not reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

On May 1, 2018, MACT Holdings LLC, one of the former members of our subsidiary, Ameri Arizona, filed suit against us in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking damages in an amount equal to such former member’s potion of accrued but unpaid earn-out payments of approximately $236,950 in respect of the 2017 earn-out period, plus attorneys’ fees and expenses. The Company intends to resolve such suit in as timely and cost efficient a manner as is commercially reasonable.  The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amounts owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the 2017 earn-out amounts.
 
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
 
In addition to the information set forth under Item 1A of Part I to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, the information set forth at the end of Management’s Discussion and Analysis entitled “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information,” and updates noted below, you should consider that there are numerous and varied risks, known and unknown, that may prevent us from achieving our goals.  If any of these risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operation may be materially and adversely affected.  In such case, the trading price of our common stock could decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment. These risk factors may not identify all risks that we face and our operations could also be affected by factors that are not presently known to us or that we currently consider to be immaterial to our operations.

Risk Factors Relating to Our Indebtedness

We have a substantial amount of indebtedness, which may limit our operating flexibility and could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

As of March 31, 2018, we had approximately $4.4 million in borrowings outstanding under our $10 million Loan Agreement with Sterling National Bank, which provides for up to $8 million in Revolving Loans for general working capital purposes, up to $2 million in principal pursuant to the Term Loan for the purpose of a permitted business acquisition and up to $200,000 for letters of credit.

Our indebtedness could have important consequences to our investors, including, but not limited to:

·increasing our vulnerability to, and reducing our flexibility to respond to, general adverse economic and industry conditions;

·requiring the dedication of a substantial portion of our cash flow from operations to the payment of principal of, and interest on, our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of such cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, joint ventures or other general corporate purposes;

·limiting our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business, the competitive environment and the industry in which we operate;

·placing us at a competitive disadvantage as compared to our competitors that are not as highly leveraged; and

·limiting our ability to borrow additional funds and increasing the cost of any such borrowing.

We are not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Loan Agreement with Sterling National Bank.  We received waivers from Sterling National Bank for our non-compliance with the Loan Agreement for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in exchange for the payment of a fee of $5,000 for each quarterly waiver. As a result of our ongoing non-compliance with covenants of the Loan Agreement, Sterling National Bank notified us that it would not provide any further waivers for such non-compliance and advised us to find a new lender. Pursuant to its notice letter, Sterling National Bank has indicated it may continue to provide the Company with financing while the Company looks for a new lender; however, the bank has reserved its rights to exercise all remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, declining to advance further funds under the Revolving Loans, terminating all loans and accelerating all obligations owed to it, and retaining the Company’s accounts receivable.  We are in the process of seeking a new lender and/or financing sources to replace Sterling National Bank, but there can be no assurance that Sterling National Bank will not stop advancing funds under the Loan Agreement or terminate its loans and accelerate their repayment prior to our finding replacement financing or that we will be able to find any new financing at all.
 
If Sterling National Bank elects to claim all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit, we may be unable repay the amounts due. If that were to occur, Sterling National Bank could proceed against the collateral granted to it to secure our indebtedness to it. We pledged substantially all of our assets as collateral under the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement is also supported by a validity guaranty from our former Chief Executive Officer. If Sterling National Bank accelerates the repayment of our loans, there is no assurance that we will have sufficient assets to repay the loans. A default under the Loan Agreement may also result in an event of default under the 2017 Notes. We are currently looking for additional sources of financing, however there is no guarantee that we will have additional financing available to us.

In addition, we have an outstanding aggregate of $1.25 million in 8% Convertible Unsecured Promissory Notes, which were issued to four accredited investors, including one of the Company’s then-directors, Dhruwa N. Rai, and David Luci, who became a director of the Company in February 2018. The 2017 Notes bear interest at 8% per annum until maturity in March 2020, with interest being paid annually on the first, second and third anniversaries of the issuance of the 2017 Notes beginning in March 2018. From and after an event of default and for so long as the event of default is continuing, the 2017 Notes will bear default interest at the rate of 10% per annum. The 2017 Notes can be prepaid by us at any time without penalty. As of May 5, 2018, we were not current in the payment of interest on one of the 2017 Notes and were in discussion with the holder of the 2017 Note for which we are not current in the payment of interest to negotiate longer payment terms until we are able to raise more capital.
 
On March 10, 2017, we issued as consideration to the selling stockholders of Ameri California unsecured promissory notes issued for the aggregate principal amount of $3,750,000 (which notes bear interest at a rate of 6% per annum and mature on June 30, 2018).  On February 28, 2018, we entered into an Amendment to 6% Unsecured Promissory Note and Waiver Agreement by and between the Company and Moneta Ventures Fund I, L.P. The Amendment amended the terms of the Company’s 6% Unsecured Promissory Note Due June 30, 2018, issued on March 20, 2017, by and between the Company and Moneta. Among other things, the Amendment provided for the extension of the maturity of the Moneta Note to August 31, 2018, amendment of the payment terms of the Moneta Note, waiver by Moneta of the existence of any Company event of default pursuant to the Moneta Note as of February 28, 2018 and waiver by the Company of certain restrictions with respect to the resale of certain restricted common stock of the Company held by Moneta. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company was obligated to pay $0.5 million to Moneta on April 30, 2018; however, the Company has been unable to make such payment due to a lack of available cash. The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amount owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the amounts owed pursuant to the Amendment.

Our level of indebtedness may make it difficult to service our debt and may adversely affect our ability to obtain additional financing, use operating cash flow in other areas of our business or otherwise adversely affect our operations.

Upon the occurrence of an event of default under our Loan Agreement, our lender could elect to accelerate payments due and terminate all commitments to extend further credit. Consequently, we may not have sufficient assets to repay the loans under the Loan Agreement.

As stated above, we are not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Loan Agreement, which is an event of default under our Loan Agreement. The lender thereunder could elect to declare all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit. If we were unable to repay those amounts, the lender under the Credit Facility could proceed against the collateral granted to them to secure that indebtedness. The Company has pledged substantially all of its assets as collateral under the Credit Facility. If the lender accelerates the repayment of borrowings, we cannot assure you that we will have sufficient assets to repay the Credit Facility.
 
ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
 
None.
 
ITEM 3.
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

The Company has been unable to make payments in respect of certain outstanding notes, certain earn-out payments that are due and a dividend on its Series A Preferred stock because of a lack of available cash. The Company is working to raise capital from which it would be able to pay the amounts owed; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any capital or pay the amounts owed.
 
We are not in compliance with the financial covenants contained in the Loan Agreement with Sterling National Bank.  We received waivers from Sterling National Bank for our non-compliance with the Loan Agreement for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in exchange for the payment of a fee of $5,000 for each quarterly waiver. As a result of our ongoing non-compliance with covenants of the Loan Agreement, Sterling National Bank notified us that it would not provide any further waivers for such non-compliance and advised us to find a new lender. Pursuant to its notice letter, Sterling National Bank has indicated it may continue to provide the Company with financing while the Company looks for a new lender; however, the bank has reserved its rights to exercise all remedies available to it, including, but not limited to, declining to advance further funds under the Revolving Loans, terminating all loans and accelerating all obligations owed to it, and retaining the Company’s accounts receivable.  We are in the process of seeking a new lender and/or financing sources to replace Sterling National Bank, but there can be no assurance that Sterling National Bank will not stop advancing funds under the Loan Agreement or terminate its loans and accelerate their repayment prior to our finding replacement financing or that we will be able to find any new financing at all.

If Sterling National Bank elects to claim all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit, we may be unable repay the amounts due. If that were to occur, Sterling National Bank could proceed against the collateral granted to it to secure our indebtedness to it. We pledged substantially all of our assets as collateral under the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement is also supported by a validity guaranty from our former Chief Executive Officer. If Sterling National Bank accelerates the repayment of our loans, there is no assurance that we will have sufficient assets to repay the loans. A default under the Loan Agreement may also result in an event of default under the 2017 Notes (as defined below). We are currently looking for additional sources of financing, however there is no guarantee that we will have additional financing available to us.

In addition, we have accrued approximately $0.6 million for payment of dividend on our Series A Preferred Stock due for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. We have been unable to declare and pay such dividend due to a lack of available cash. We are negotiating with our Series A Preferred Stock holders regarding the payment of the accrued dividend and to amend the terms of its Series A Preferred Stock.
 
ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 5.
OTHER INFORMATION

None.
 
ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS

ExhibitDescription
  
Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2015, by and among Ameri Holdings, Inc., Bellsoft, Inc., and all of the shareholders of Bellsoft, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 23, 2015 and incorporated herein by reference).
Agreement of Merger and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of July 22, 2016, by and among Ameri Holdings, Inc., Virtuoso Acquisition Inc., Ameri100 Virtuoso Inc., Virtuoso, L.L.C. and the sole member of Virtuoso, L.L.C. (filed as Exhibit 2.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 27, 2016 and incorporated herein by reference).
Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 29, 2016, by and among Ameri Holdings, Inc., DC&M Partners, L.L.C., all of the members of DC&M Partners, L.L.C., Giri Devanur and Srinidhi “Dev” Devanur (filed as Exhibit 2.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 1, 2016 and incorporated herein by reference).
Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 10, 2017, by and among Ameri Holdings, Inc., ATCG Technology Solutions, Inc., all of the stockholders of ATCG Technology Solutions, Inc., and the Stockholders’ representative (filed as Exhibit 2.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 13, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Ameri Holdings, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 23, 2016 and incorporated herein by reference).
Certificate of Designation of Rights and Preferences of 9.00% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 4, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).
Corrected Certificate of Designation of Rights and Preferences of 9.00% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.3 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, Amendment No. 1, filed with the SEC on April 18, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Ameri Holdings, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 23, 2016 and incorporated herein by reference).
Form of 8% Convertible Unsecured Promissory Note due March 2020 (filed as Exhibit 10.2 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 8, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).
Form of 6% Unsecured Promissory Note (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 13, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).
Amendment to 6% Unsecured Promissory Note and Waiver Agreement, dated February 28, 2018, by and between Ameri Holdings, Inc. and Moneta Ventures Fund I, L.P. (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2018 and incorporated herein by reference).
Section 302 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
Section 302 Certification of Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
Section 906 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
Section 906 Certification of Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
101**The following materials from Ameri Holdings, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) the Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit), (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow, and (iv) Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
*Furnished herewith.
 
**In accordance with Item 601of Regulation S-K, this Exhibit is hereby furnished to the SEC as an accompanying document and is not deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
 
SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Section 13 or 15 or 15(d) 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 on the 15th day of May 2018.

 AMERI Holdings, Inc.
  
 By:/s/ Brent Kelton
  Brent Kelton
  Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
  
 By:/s/ Viraj Patel
  Viraj Patel
  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)
 

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