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): May 13, 2020
EDISON NATION, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1 West Broad Street, Suite 1004
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(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||EDNT||Nasdaq|
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|ITEM 8.01||OTHER EVENTS|
Edison Nation, Inc. (the “Company”) has determined that due to circumstances and uncertainty surrounding the effects of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Company as described below, the Company will delay the filing of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020 (the “Quarterly Report”) by up to 45 days in accordance with the SEC’s March 25, 2020 Order (Release No. 34-88465) (the “Order”). The Order allows for the delay of certain filings required under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The Company’s operations and business have experienced disruptions due to the unprecedented conditions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States and the rest of the world. These disruptions include office closure and the non-availability of key Company personnel required to prepare the Quarterly Report due to suggested, and mandated, social quarantining and work from home orders. Due to these disruptions, the Company is unable to timely prepare and review its financial statements and Quarterly Report. The Company anticipates that it will file its Quarterly Report by no later than June 29, 2020, 45 days after the original due date of its Quarterly Report.
In reliance on the aforementioned SEC order, the Company intends to include the following risk factor in its 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K:
“Our business operations have been and may continue to be materially and adversely affected by the outbreak of the novel respiratory illness coronavirus (“COVID-19”).
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel respiratory illness COVID-19 a pandemic. The new strain of COVID-19 is considered to be highly contagious and poses a serious public health threat. The outbreak of COVID-19 emerged in China, where many of the Company’s suppliers and customers are located. COVID-19 has been expanding within Asia and globally, such that the Company’s operations in Asia have been largely suspended since January 2020.
Any outbreak of such epidemic illness or other adverse public health developments may materially and adversely affect the global economy, our markets and our business. In the first quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions in our manufacturing operations, which have resulted in delays in the shipment of products to certain of our customers and ultimately, a suspension of our Asian operations in January 2020. A prolonged disruption or any further unforeseen delay in our operations of the manufacturing, delivery and assembly process within any of our production facilities could continue to result in delays in the shipment of products to our customers, increased costs and reduced revenue.
We cannot foresee whether the outbreak of COVID-19 will be effectively contained, nor can we predict the severity and duration of its impact. If the outbreak of COVID-19 is not effectively and timely controlled, our business operations and financial condition may be materially and adversely affected as a result of the deteriorating market outlook for automobile sales, the slowdown in regional and national economic growth, weakened liquidity and financial condition of our customers or other factors that we cannot foresee. Any of these factors and other factors beyond our control could have an adverse effect on the overall business environment, cause uncertainties in the regions where we conduct business, cause our business to suffer in ways that we cannot predict and materially and adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.”
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 13, 2020
|EDISON NATION, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Christopher B. Ferguson|
|Name:||Christopher B. Ferguson|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|