FALC Falconstor Software
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):April 29, 2020
|FalconStor Software, Inc.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|701 Brazos Street, Suite 400, Austin, Texas||78701|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code:(631) 777-5188
|(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)|
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
FalconStor Software, Inc. (the “Company”) is relying on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Order under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Granting Exemptions From Specified Provisions of the Exchange Act and Certain Rules Thereunder dated March 25, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465) (the “Order”) to delay the filing of its Amendment No. 1 to Form 10-K on Form 10-K/A (the “Form 10-K/A”), including the information omitted from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of the Form 10-K (the “Part III Information”), which it will include in the Form 10-K/A, due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, COVID-19 has caused the Company’s office in Austin, Texas to close and the Company issued a work from home policy to protect its employees and their families from potential virus transmission among co-workers. The office closures and work from home policy have in turn caused a delay in the completion of our Form 10-K/A process and the Company is in the process of working on a remote basis to file the Form 10-K/A, including the Part III Information, as quickly as possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company expects to file the Form 10-K/A, including the Part III Information, no later than June 14, 2020 (which is 45 days from the Form 10-K/A’s original filing deadline of April 29, 2020).
The Company is supplementing the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 with the following risk factor:
Our results of operations may be negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
We are closely monitoring the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on all aspects of our business. In March 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic and the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread across the globe and has already resulted in significant volatility, uncertainty and economic disruption. The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused and may continue to cause travel bans or disruptions, and in some cases, prohibitions of non-essential activities, disruption and shutdown of businesses and greater uncertainty in global financial markets. The impact of COVID-19 is fluid and uncertain, but it has caused and may continue to cause various negative effects, including an inability to meet with actual or potential customers, our end customers deciding to delay or abandon their planned purchases or failing to make payments, and delays or disruptions in our or our partners’ supply chains. As a result, we may experience extended sales cycles, our ability to close transactions with new and existing customers and partners may be negatively impacted, our ability to recognize revenue from software transactions we do close may be negatively impacted, our demand generation activities, and the efficiency and effect of those activities, may be negatively affected, and it has been and, until the COVID-19 outbreak is contained, will continue to be more difficult for us to forecast our operating results. These uncertainties have, and may continue to, put pressure on global economic conditions and overall IT spending and may cause our end customers to modify spending priorities or delay or abandon purchasing decisions, thereby lengthening sales cycles and potentially lowering prices for our solutions, and may make it difficult for us to forecast our sales and operating results and to make decisions about future investments, any of which could materially harm our business, operating results and financial condition.
Further, our management team is focused on addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on our business, which has required and will continue to require, a large investment of their time and resources and may distract our management team or disrupt our 2020 operating plans. The extent to which COVID-19 ultimately impacts our results of operations, cash flow and financial position will depend on future developments, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted, including, but not limited to, the duration and spread of the outbreak, its severity, the actions taken by governments and authorities to contain the virus or treat its impact, and how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating conditions can resume. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided, we may continue to experience materially adverse impacts to our business as a result of its global economic impact, including as a result of any recession that may occur.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|FALCONSTOR SOFTWARE, INC.|
|Dated: April 29, 2020||By:|
/s/ Brad Wolfe
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|