LM FUNDING AMERICA, INC. (NASDAQ:LMFA) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On September 25, 2019, LM Funding America, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company’s consolidated closing bid price has been below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days as of September 25, 2019, and that, therefore, the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), which is the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The notice does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s common stock from The Nasdaq Capital Market.
to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has automatically been afforded a 180-calendar day grace period, or until March 23, 2020, to regain compliance. The continued listing standard will be met if the consolidated closing bid price of the Company’s common stock is at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the 180-calendar day grace period. Under certain circumstances, the Nasdaq Staff may determine to require up to 20 business days prior to deeming the Company in compliance.
If the Company is not in compliance by March 23, 2020, the Company may be afforded a second 180-calendar day period to regain compliance. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, except for the minimum bid price requirement. In addition, the Company would be required to notify Nasdaq of its intention to cure the minimum bid price deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary.
If the Company does not regain compliance within the allotted 180-day compliance period and is not eligible for a second 180-day compliance period, the Company’s common stock would be subject to delisting unless it requested a hearing before an independent Nasdaq Hearings Panel. A request for a hearing would stay any suspension or delisting action pending the hearing and any additional extension period granted by the Panel.
The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock and consider its available options to resolve the non-compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. The Company’s receipt of the Notice does not affect the Company’s business, operations or reporting requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq listing criteria.
This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainty. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” and “project” and other similar words and expressions are intended to signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that there can be no assurance actual results or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Please refer to the risks detailed from time to time in the reports we file with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other filings on Form 10-Q and periodic filings on Form 8-K, for additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by law.