8-K 1 dtea_8k.htm FORM 8-K dtea_8k.htm

  

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 6, 2020

 

    

DAVIDsTEA Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  

Canada

 

98-1048842

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

001-37404

(Commission File Number)

   

5430 Ferrier,

Town of Mount-Royal,

 

 

Québec, Canada

 

H4P 1M2

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(888) 873-0006

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

  

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

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

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common shares, no par value per share

DTEA

NASDAQ Global Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒

   

 

 

   

Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

 

On August 6, 2020, DAVIDsTEA Inc., a corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Company”), received a notification letter (the “Stockholders’ Equity Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Staff (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company’s stockholders’ equity of $(17,604,000), as reported in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 2, 2020 does not satisfy the Nasdaq Global Market continued listing requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(A), which requires companies listed on the Nasdaq Global Market to maintain a minimum of $10,000,000 in stockholders’ equity. The Stockholders’ Equity Notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock, and its common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “DTEA” at this time.

 

The Company has 45 calendar days from the date of the Stockholders’ Equity Notice to submit to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(A). The Company is in the process of reviewing potential actions and responses regarding the non-compliance set forth in the Stockholders’ Equity Notice and currently anticipates timely submitting such a plan to Nasdaq. If the Company’s plan is accepted, Nasdaq may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the Stockholders’ Equity Notice for the Company to provide evidence of compliance. If the plan is not accepted or the Company is not granted an extension, the Company will then consider actions appropriate to the circumstances, which may include applicable appeals to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(A); if unsuccessful, the Company’s shares will be delisted.

 

On August 10, 2020, the Company received a notification letter (the “Bid Price Notice”) from the Staff of Nasdaq indicating that that the closing bid price for the Company’s common stock had been below $1.00 for the previous 30 consecutive business days and that the Company therefore is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Global Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). The Bid Price Notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on Nasdaq and its common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “DTEA” at this time.

 

The Company has a period of 180 calendar days from the date of the Bid Price Notice to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A). The Company has until February 8, 2021, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must be at least $1.00 or higher for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the 180-day compliance period, and in such case, Nasdaq will provide the Company with written confirmation of compliance and the matter will be closed. If the Company does not regain compliance before February 8, 2021, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar days, provided the Company meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards, except for the minimum bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period. If the Company is not eligible or it appears to Nasdaq that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, Nasdaq will provide written notice to the Company that the Company’s common stock will be subject to delisting. In the event of such notification, the Company may appeal Nasdaq’s determination to delist its common stock, but there can be no assurance that Nasdaq would grant the Company’s request for continued listing.

 

Cautionary Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes statements that express our opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans or assumptions regarding future events or future results and there are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The following cautionary statements are being made pursuant to the provisions of the Act and with the intention of obtaining the benefits of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Act. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “approximately”, “intends”, “plans”, “estimates” or “anticipates” or, in each case, their negatives or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, our restructuring process, the COVID-19 pandemic, our strategy of transitioning to e-commerce and wholesale sales, future sales through our e-commerce and wholesale channels, the closing of certain of our retail stores, future lease liabilities, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and prospects, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global macroeconomic environment, and our ability to avoid the delisting of the Company’s common stock by Nasdaq due to the restructuring or our inability to maintain compliance with Nasdaq listing requirements.

  

 
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While we believe these opinions and expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us, including the risk factors set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 16, 2020, and in our Form 10-Q for the three-month period ended May 2, 2020 filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on July 31, 2020.

 

These statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and while we believe such information forms a reasonable basis for such statements, such information may be limited or incomplete, and our statements should not be read to indicate that we have conducted an exhaustive inquiry into, or review of, all potentially-available relevant information. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, investors are cautioned not to unduly rely upon these statements.

 

Except as required under federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not have any intention to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

  

 
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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

DAVIDsTEA INC.

 

 

 

Date: August 11, 2020

By:

/s/ Frank Zitella

 

Name:

Frank Zitella

 

Title:

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

 

  

 
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