Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  

Organization and Line of Business

This Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of Profire Energy, Inc. and Subsidiary (the "Company") is presented to assist in understanding the Company's consolidated financial statements.  The Company's accounting policies conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP").

Profire Energy, Inc. was established on October 9, 2008 upon the closing of transactions contemplated by an Acquisition Agreement between The Flooring Zone, Inc. and Profire Combustion, Inc. and the shareholders of Profire Combustion, Inc. (the "Subsidiary").   Following the closing of the transactions, The Flooring Zone, Inc. was renamed Profire Energy, Inc. (the "Parent").
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Acquisition Agreement, 35,000,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company were issued to the three shareholders of the Subsidiary in exchange for all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Subsidiary. As a result of the transaction, the Subsidiary became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent and the shareholders of the Subsidiary became the controlling shareholders of the Company. The Parent was incorporated on May 5, 2003 in the State of Nevada. The Subsidiary was incorporated on March 6, 2002 in the Province of Alberta, Canada.  

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


Certain balances in previously issued consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to be consistent with the current period presentation. The reclassification had no impact on total financial position, net income, or stockholders' equity.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers," which changes the model used for revenue recognition. The FASB has also issued a few clarifying ASU's regarding this update. The standard will be effective for public companies with annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017. We have begun evaluating the impact this standard will have on our revenue recognition and we do not believe it will have a material impact on our business. The new standard requires companies to identify contracts with customers, performance obligations within those contracts, and the transaction price. Once those are identified, companies must allocate the transaction price among performance obligations so that revenue can be recognized when the performance obligation is satisfied. The majority of our revenue comes from selling our product and we do not typically have multiple performance obligations within contracts. Currently we recognize revenue once a product has been delivered, which would be considered a performance obligation under the new standard, so revenue recognition is not expected to change materially under the new revenue standard.

On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, "Leases," which makes many changes to accounting for leases. The standard will be effective for public companies with interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. One of the most notable changes is many of the leases that are currently accounted for as operating leases will have to be capitalized and accounted for similarly to how capital leases are currently accounted for, unless certain criteria are met. We have begun evaluating the impact this standard will have on our lease accounting and we do not believe it will have a material impact on us because we do not have many lease agreements. We will continue to evaluate the impact of this standard as the effective date approaches.

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

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP requires Management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reportable amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include our wholly-owned subsidiary. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

Foreign Currency and Comprehensive Income

The functional currencies of the Company and its Subsidiary in Canada are the U.S. Dollar ("USD") and the Canadian Dollar ("CAD"), respectively. The financial statements of the Subsidiary were translated to USD using year-end exchange rates for the balance sheet, and average exchange rates for the statements of operations. Equity transactions were translated using historical rates. The period-end exchange rates of 0.7954 and 0.7439 were used to convert the Company's December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 balance sheets, respectively, and the statements of operations used weighted average rates of 0.7713 and 0.7638 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016, respectively. All amounts in the financial statements and footnotes are presumed to be stated in USD, unless otherwise identified. Foreign currency translation gains or losses as a result of fluctuations in the exchange rates are reflected in the Consolidated Statement of Income and Comprehensive Income (Loss), and the Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity.

In addition to foreign currency translation gains and losses, the Company recognizes unrealized holding gains and losses on available-for-sale securities as part of comprehensive income, as discussed in the investments policy below.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Certificates of deposit held for investment that are not debt securities are included in "investments—other." Certificates of deposit with original maturities greater than three months and remaining maturities less than one year are classified as "short term investments—other." Certificates of deposit with remaining maturities greater than one year are classified as "long term investments—other." Our cash and cash equivalents held in FDIC insured institutions can exceed the federally insured limit periodically and at the end of reporting periods. Our balances exceeded federally insured amounts by $8,892,402 and $5,454,811 as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

Accounts Receivable

Receivables from the sale of goods and services are stated at net realizable value. This value includes an appropriate allowance for estimated uncollectible accounts. The allowance is calculated based on past collectability and customer relationships. The Company recorded an allowance for doubtful accounts of $133,884 and $161,815 as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Uncollectible accounts are written off after all collection efforts have been exhausted and Credit Committee approval is granted. Bad debt expense recognized was $262,654 and $272,773 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016, respectively.


The Company's inventories are valued at the lower of cost (the purchase price, including additional fees) or market. Inventory costs are determined based on the average cost basis. A reserve for slow moving and potentially obsolete inventories is recorded as of each balance sheet date and total inventories are presented net of that reserve.


Investments consist of available-for-sale debt securities and mutual funds invested in debt securities that the Company carries at fair value. Investments with original maturities of greater than three months at the date of purchase are classified as investments. Of these, bonds with maturities of less than one year, and mutual funds expected to be liquidated within one year from the balance sheet date, are classified as Short Term Investments. Bonds with maturities of greater than one year or mutual funds not expected to be liquidated within one year as of the balance sheet date are classified as Long Term Investments.

The Company accumulates unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, on the Company's available-for-sale securities in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in the Shareholders' Equity section of its balance sheets. Such unrealized gains or losses do not increase or decrease net income for the applicable accounting period. The Company includes realized gains and losses on its available-for-sale securities in other income (expense), in its Statements of Operations. Dividend and interest income earned on all investments is included in earnings as other income.

Long-Lived Assets

The Company periodically reviews the carrying amount of long-lived assets for impairment. An asset is considered impaired when estimated future cash flows are less than the asset's carrying amount. In the event the carrying amount of such asset is not considered recoverable, the asset is adjusted to its fair value. Fair value is generally determined based on discounted future cash flow.


Goodwill represents the difference between the total purchase price and the fair value of assets (tangible and intangible) and liabilities at the date of acquisition. Goodwill is reviewed for impairment annually, and more frequently as circumstances warrant, and written down only in the period in which the recorded value of such assets exceed their fair value. The Company does not amortize goodwill in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 350, "Intangibles—Goodwill and Other" ("ASC 350"). Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level. The Company's two operating segments comprise the reporting unit for goodwill impairment testing purposes.

Other Intangible Assets

The Company accounts for Other Intangible Assets under the guidance of ASC 350, "Intangibles—Goodwill and Other". The Company capitalizes certain costs related to patent technology, as a substantial portion of the purchase price related to the Company's acquisition transactions has been assigned to patents. Under the guidance, other intangible assets with definite lives are amortized over their estimated useful lives. Intangible assets with indefinite lives are tested annually for impairment.

Treasury Stock

Treasury stock repurchased and held by the Company is recorded as a separate line item on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Treasury stock is held at cost until retired or reissued. Legal, brokerage, and other costs to acquire shares are not included in the cost of treasury stock. When treasury stock is reissued or retired, any gains are included as part of additional paid-in capital. Losses upon reissuance or retirement reduce additional paid-in capital to the extent that previous net gains from the same class of stock have been recognized and any losses above that are recognized as part of retained earnings.

Revenue Recognition

The Company records sales when a firm sales agreement is in place, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. If customer acceptance of products is not assured, the Company records sales only upon formal customer acceptance.

Cost of Sales

The Company includes product costs (i.e., material, direct labor and overhead costs), shipping and handling expense, production-related depreciation expense and product license agreement expense in cost of sales.

Advertising Costs

The Company classifies expenses for advertising as general and administrative expenses and recognizes the expense when incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs of $102,845 and $79,996 during the year ended December 31, 2017 and the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company follows the provisions of ASC 718, "Share-Based Payments," which requires all share-based payments to employees to be recognized in the income statement based on their fair values. The Company uses the Black-Scholes pricing model for determining the fair value of stock options. The intrinsic value method is used to value restricted stock and restricted stock units.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share Based Payment Accounting. Several aspects of the accounting for share based payment awards are simplified with this update, including accounting for and classification of various taxes, classification of awards as equity or liabilities, classification of various amounts on the statement of cash flows, and accounting for forfeitures. This standard became effective for the Company on January 1, 2017.

As part of this standard, companies can choose whether to recognize forfeitures as they occur or continue to estimate forfeitures with periodic true-ups. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur. This election was made on a modified retrospective basis with the cumulative effect recognized in beginning retained earnings of the current period; therefore, amounts in prior periods have not been restated. The total adjustment was $171,315 as a reduction of APIC and an increase in retained earnings.

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers and maintains allowances for potential credit losses. Sales to the Company's four largest customers represented approximately 15% and 23% of total sales during the year ended December 31, 2017 and the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

Income Taxes

The Parent is subject to US income taxes on a stand-alone basis. The Parent and its Subsidiary file separate stand-alone tax returns in each jurisdiction in which they operate. The Subsidiary is a corporation operating in Canada and is subject to Canadian income taxes on its stand-alone taxable income.

The Company utilizes an asset and liability approach for financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income taxes are provided for temporary differences in the basis of assets and liabilities as reported for financial statement and income tax purposes. Deferred income taxes reflect the tax effects of net operating loss and tax credit carryovers and temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. Realization of certain deferred tax assets is dependent upon future earnings, if any. The Company makes estimates and judgments in determining the need for a provision for income taxes, including the estimation of our taxable income for each full fiscal year.

Shipping and Handling Fees and Costs

The Company records all amounts billed to customers related to shipping and handling fees as revenue. The Company classifies expenses for shipping and handling costs as cost of goods sold.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

The Company matches employee contributions to our 401(k) plan up to 4% of their annual salary. The expense is recognized as part of general and administrative expenses on the income statement and was $123,949 and $79,487 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016, respectively. There were no changes made to the plan during either period.

Property and Equipment

Property and equipment are stated at historical cost and depreciated over the useful life of the asset using the straight-line method. Useful lives are assigned to assets depending on their category. For details regarding property and equipment, refer to Note 2.

Research and Development

The Company's policy is to expense all costs associated with research and development ("R&D") that have no future alternative uses when those costs are incurred. Costs incurred to acquire assets currently used in R&D that do have future alternative uses are capitalized and the cost of depreciation is included in R&D expense. To date, no R&D-related assets have been acquired.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying value of cash, cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair value because of the short-term nature of these instruments. Bond and mutual fund investments are presented at fair value as of the balance sheet date and accumulated gains or losses on those investments are reported in other comprehensive income. Refer to Note 4 for further details regarding instruments recorded at fair value.

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the dilutive effect, if any, of common stock equivalents. Common stock equivalents whose effect would be antidilutive are not included in diluted earnings per share. The Company uses the treasury stock method to determine the dilutive effect, which assumes that all common stock equivalents have been exercised at the beginning of the period and that the funds obtained from those exercises were used to repurchase shares of common stock of the Company at the average closing market price during the period. Refer to Note 8 for further details on the earning per share calculation.