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): June 4, 2020
LEGACY EDUCATION ALLIANCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|1612 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Florida||33904|
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (239) 542-0643
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (the “Company”) is providing an update regarding the negative impact the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”) has had on our financial condition and results of operations. We believe the Covid-19 novel coronavirus has negatively affected our business and could continue to do so.
As previously disclosed, we temporarily halted on April 8, 2020 substantially all sales and fulfillment activities, and furloughed substantially all of our employees, for a 60-day period.
We anticipate resuming sales operations in June 2020 with online sales events selling into our suite of online, on-demand, and over-the-phone products. We also anticipate resuming online, on-demand, and over-the-phone fulfillment activities in June 2020. Both of these activities will require the re-engagement by the Company of some furloughed employees and independent contractors. We have simplified our product offerings and restructured our compensation program with respect to both employees and independent contractors to reduce costs and improve margins, but there can be no assurances that the Company will be effective in selling its products and services, or what the impact such activities will have on our financial performance.
The ultimate impact from COVID-19 on the Company’s operations and financial results during 2020 will depend on, among other things, the ultimate severity and scope of the pandemic, the pace at which governmental and private travel restrictions and public concerns about public gatherings will ease, the rate at which historically large increases in unemployment rates will decrease, if at all, and whether, and the speed with which the economy recovers. We are not able to fully quantify the impact that these factors will have on our financial results during 2020 and beyond, but expect developments related to COVID-19 to materially affect the Company’s financial performance in 2020.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains statements as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on travel and physical locations, the anticipated impact of such outbreak on our results of operations, and possible effect of the postponement and cancellation of sales and fulfillment events on our overall revenues. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including levels of consumer, business and economic confidence generally. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and severity of such outbreak, the pace of recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak, our ability to implement cost containment and business recovery strategies; and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business or the market price of our common stock and the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and our subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including subsequent quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K are uncertain. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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.
|LEGACY EDUCATION ALLIANCE, INC.|
|Date: June 4, 2020|
|By:||/s/ James E. May|
|Name: James E. May|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|