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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-K/A
(Amendment No. 1)
     
x   ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2007
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _____________TO ____________
Commission File No. 0-23538
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
New York   11-2153962
     
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
2929 California Street, Torrance, California   90503
     
(Address of principal executive offices)   Zip Code
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 212-7910
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes o No x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer x   Non-accelerated filer o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No x
As of September 28, 2007, which was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed fiscal quarter, the aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $116,893,296 based on the closing inter-dealer quotation as tracked on the Pink Sheets.
There were 12,052,280 shares of Common Stock outstanding at October 11, 2007.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: None
 
 

 


 

EXPLANATORY NOTE
     This Form 10-K/A amends our report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 solely for the purpose of amending the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, which appeared on page 58 of the original report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, to include our independent registered public accounting firm’s opinion on: (i) management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting; and (ii) the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. The amended Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control over Financial Reporting (the “Amended Report”) set forth below includes these opinions. In addition, we have included as exhibits to this Form 10-K/A: (i) currently dated certifications from our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer; and (ii) a Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm to use of the Amended Report in certain Securities Act filings into which the Amended Report is incorporated by reference.
     Except as described above, no attempt has been made in this Form 10-K/A to modify or update other disclosures presented in the original report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Accordingly, this Form 10-K/A does not reflect events occurring after the date of the original filing of the Form 10-K or modify or update those disclosures affected by subsequent events. Consequently, all other information not affected by this Form 10-K/A is unchanged by this Form 10-K/A and reflects the disclosures made at the time of the original filing of the Form 10-K on June 29, 2007. For a description of subsequent events, this Form 10-K/A should be read in conjunction with our filings made subsequent to June 29, 2007, including our report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, each of our reports on Form 10-Q/A filed since June 29, 2007 and each of our reports on Form 8-K filed since June 29, 2007.
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC.
Unless the context otherwise requires, all references in this Annual Report on Form 10-K/A to “the Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

 


 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
The Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.
We have audited management’s assessment, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, that Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2007, because of the effect of the material weakness identified in management’s assessment, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assessment and an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, evaluating management’s assessment, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions.
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
A material weakness is a control deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected. The following material weaknesses have been identified and included in management’s assessment:
Control Environment
The Company’s finance and accounting department is understaffed and lacks sufficient training or experience. Since the department is understaffed, they cannot maintain sufficient segregation of duties specifically in the revenue recording cycles of the Company’s financial reporting process. The Company’s accounting personnel do not have an adequate understanding of certain accounting standards and how those standards apply to their business. The Company’s accounting and finance personnel also lack certain required skills and competencies to oversee the accounting operations and review, periodically inspect and test, and investigate the transactions of foreign locations to insure application of GAAP. This material weakness in the operating effectiveness of internal control resulted in material adjustments to the Company’s interim and annual consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2007, 2006 and 2005 and resulted in the restatement of previously issued financial statements. The adjustments were primarily due to (i) misinterpretation of certain accounting literature, (ii) lack of understanding and interpretation of customer contract amendments, (iii) erroneous application of GAAP and (iv) improper classification of certain consolidated financial statement line items.

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Control Activities
The internal controls were not adequately designed or operating in a manner to effectively support the requirements of the financial reporting and period-end close process. This material weakness is the result of aggregate deficiencies in internal control activities. The material weakness includes failures in the operating effectiveness of controls which would ensure (i) the consistent completion, review and approval of key balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations, (ii) journal entries and their supporting worksheets are consistently reviewed and approval documented, (iii) the appropriate review for completeness and accuracy of certain information input to and output from financial reporting and accounting systems, (iv) analysis of intercompany activity and the consolidation of subsidiary financial information and (v) accuracy and completeness of the financial statement disclosures and presentation in accordance with GAAP. Due to the significance of the financial closing and reporting process to the preparation of reliable financial statements and the potential impact of the deficiencies to significant account balances and disclosures, there is more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the interim and annual financial statements would be prevented or detected.
Entity Level Controls
In addition to the material weaknesses noted above, it was also concluded that there is a significant deficiency in the Company’s entity level controls. This was evidenced by the lack of documentation in the planning for IT strategy, asset protection programs, and comprehensive accounting and human resources policies and procedures manuals. The Audit Committee also failed to conduct a self assessment of their effectiveness and a formalized Disclosure Committee has not been established. These items were, in aggregate, considered a significant deficiency in the entity level internal controls over financial reporting.
These material weaknesses were considered in determining the nature, timing, and extent of audit tests applied in our audit of the 2007 consolidated financial statements, and this report does not affect our report dated June 28, 2007, which expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements.
In our opinion, management’s assessment that Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2007, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on the criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by COSO. Also, in our opinion, because of the effect of the material weakness described above on the achievement of the objectives of the control criteria, Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. has not maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2007 based on criteria established in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by COSO.
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. as of March 31, 2007 and March 31, 2006, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 2007, and our report dated June 28, 2007, expressed an unqualified opinion on these financial statements.
         
     
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP      
Irvine, California     
June 28, 2007   

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report on Form 10-K/A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
         
  MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC
 
 
Dated: October 15, 2007  By:   /s/ Mervyn McCulloch    
    Mervyn McCulloch    
    Chief Financial Officer   
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report on Form 10-K/A has been signed by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant in the capacities and on the dates indicated:
         
/s/ Selwyn Joffe
 
Selwyn Joffe
  Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
  October 15, 2007
/s/ Mervyn McCulloch
 
Mervyn McCulloch
  Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
  October 15, 2007
/s/ Mel Marks
 
Mel Marks
  Director   October 15, 2007
/s/ Rudolph Borneo
 
Rudolph Borneo
  Director   October 15, 2007
/s/ Philip Gay
 
Philip Gay
  Director   October 15, 2007
/s/ Irv Siegel
 
Irv Siegel
  Director   October 15, 2007

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Exhibit 23.1
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We have issued our report dated June 28, 2007 with respect to management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting (which report expressed an unqualified opinion on management’s assessment and an adverse opinion on the effective operation of internal control over financial reporting) included in this Form 10K/A of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and subsidiaries for the year ended March 31, 2007. We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference of said report in the Registration Statements of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. on Forms S-8 (File No. 333-114169, 333-103313 and File No. 333-144883 effective April 2, 2004, February 19, 2003 and July 26, 2007, respectively) and Form S-1 (File No. 333-144887).
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
Irvine, California
October 15, 2007

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Exhibit 31.1
CERTIFICATIONS
I, Selwyn Joffe, certify that:
     1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-K/A of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.;
     2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provided reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     d. Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’ most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
     5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
         
     
Date: October 15, 2007  /s/ Selwyn Joffe    
  Selwyn Joffe    
  Chief Executive Officer   
 

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Exhibit 31.2
CERTIFICATIONS
I, Mervyn McCulloch, certify that:
     1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-K/A of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.;
     2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provided reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based upon such evaluation; and
     d. Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
     5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
         
     
Date: October 15, 2007  /s/ Mervyn McCulloch    
  Mervyn McCulloch    
  Chief Financial Officer   

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EXHIBIT 32.1
CERTIFICATE OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
     In connection with the Annual Report of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-K/A for the year ended March 31, 2007 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Selwyn Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to my knowledge, that:
     1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
         
     
  /s/ Selwyn Joffe    
  Selwyn Joffe    
  Chief Executive Officer
October 15, 2007 
 
 
     In connection with the Annual Report of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-K/A for the year ended March 31, 2007 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Mervyn McCulloch, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to my knowledge, that:
     1. The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     2. The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
         
     
  /s/ Mervyn McCulloch    
  Mervyn McCulloch    
  Chief Financial Officer
October 15, 2007 
 
 
     The foregoing certifications are being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of the accompanying report on Form 10-K/A. A signed original of each of these statements has been provided to Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and will be retained by Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

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