Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure and Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block]
NOTE 1:                      BASIS OF PRESENTATION

a.           Company:

Arotech Corporation (“Arotech”) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Company”) provide defense and security products for the military, law enforcement, emergency services and homeland security markets, including advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers, and multimedia interactive simulators/trainers. The Company operates primarily through its wholly-owned subsidiaries FAAC Incorporated, a Michigan corporation located in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Training and Simulation Division) with locations in Royal Oak, Michigan and Orlando, Florida; Epsilor-Electric Fuel Ltd. (“Epsilor-EFL”), an Israeli corporation located in Beit Shemesh, Israel (between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv) and in Dimona, Israel (in Israel’s Negev desert area) (Power Systems Division); UEC Electronics, LLC (“UEC”), a South Carolina limited liability company located in Hanahan, South Carolina (Power Systems Division); and Electric Fuel Battery Corporation (“EFB”), a Delaware corporation that has, as of April 30, 2015, been relocated from Auburn, Alabama to UEC’s facilities in Hanahan, South Carolina (Power Systems Division).

b.           Basis of presentation:

The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by Arotech Corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information, with the instructions to Form 10-Q and with Article 10 of Regulation S-X, and include the accounts of Arotech Corporation and its subsidiaries. Certain information and footnote disclosures, normally included in complete financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, have been condensed or omitted. In the opinion of the Company, the unaudited financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of its financial position at March 31, 2015, its operating results for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, and its cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.

The balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

c.           Accounting for stock-based compensation:

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 the compensation expense recorded related to restricted stock units and restricted shares was $158,874 and $129,273, respectively. The remaining total compensation cost related to share awards not yet recognized in the income statement as of March 31, 2015 was $549,184. The weighted average period over which this compensation cost is expected to be recognized is approximately one and one-half years. Income tax expense was not impacted since the Company is in a net operating loss position. There were no new options issued in the first three months of 2015 and there are no outstanding issued options. The Company’s directors received their annual restricted stock grants, after quarter end, on April 1, 2015 in accordance with the terms of the directors’ stock compensation plan.

d.           Reclassification:

Certain comparative data in these financial statements may have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.

e.           Anti-dilutive shares for EPS calculation:

All non-vested restricted stock and non-vested restricted stock units have been excluded from the calculation of the basic and diluted net income per common share because all such securities do not participate in losses for the periods presented and the Company has excluded any restricted stock or restricted stock units that will never vest under the current program. The total weighted average number of shares related to the outstanding options and warrants excluded from the calculations of basic and diluted net income per share for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015 were 1,254,843 and 602,740 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014.

f.           Contingencies

The Company is from time to time involved in legal proceedings and other claims. The Company is required to assess the likelihood of any adverse judgments or outcomes to these matters, as well as potential ranges of probable losses. The Company has not made any material changes in the accounting methodology used to establish its self-insured liabilities during the past three fiscal years.

A determination of the amount of reserves required, if any, for any contingencies is made after careful analysis of each individual issue. The required reserves may change due to future developments in each matter or changes in approach, such as a change in the settlement strategy in dealing with any contingencies, which may result in higher net loss.

g.           Certain relationships and related transactions

1. Officer loans: On February 9, 2000, one of the Company’s officers exercised 9,404 stock options. This officer paid the exercise price of the stock options and certain taxes that the Company paid on his behalf by giving the Company a non-recourse promissory note due in 2025 in the amount of $329,163, bearing annual interest at 1% over the then-current federal funds rate announced from time to time by the Wall Street Journal, secured by the shares of the Company’s common stock acquired through the exercise of the options and certain compensation due to this officer upon termination. As of March 15, 2015, the aggregate amount outstanding pursuant to this promissory note was $908,054.

2. Consulting agreement with Sampen Corporation: The Company has a second amended and restated consulting agreement with Sampen Corporation that it executed in November 2014. Sampen is a New York corporation owned by members of the immediate family of one of the Company’s officers, and this officer is an employee of both the Company and of Sampen. The term of this consulting agreement is until December 31, 2017.

Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s amended and restated agreement with Sampen, Sampen provides one of its employees to the Company for such employee to serve as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Company pays Sampen $8,960 per month, plus an annual bonus, on a sliding scale, in an amount equal to a minimum of 25% of Sampen’s annual base compensation then in effect if the results the Company actually attains for the year in question are 100% or more of the amount the Company budgeted at the beginning of the year, up to a maximum of 75% of Sampen’s annual base compensation then in effect if the results the Company actually attains for the year in question are 110% or more of the amount the Company budgeted at the beginning of the year. The Company also pays Sampen, to cover the cost of the Company’s use of Sampen’s offices as an ancillary New York office and the attendant expenses and insurance costs, an amount equal to 16% of each monthly payment of base compensation.

h.           Change in SEC filing status

On June 30, 2014, the Company exceeded the $75.0 million public float threshold to trigger accelerated filer status with the SEC beginning in 2015. Consequently, as of January 1, 2015 the Company will no longer be a Smaller Reporting Company (SRC) and the Company’s auditors will accordingly have to provide an auditor attestation on the Company’s internal controls to be included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2014. The accelerated filer disclosures commenced in the Company’s current Form 10-Q for the quarter ending March 31, 2015.