SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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DGSE COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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On April 13, 2012, the Board of Directors of DGSE Companies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Registrant”), determined the existence of certain accounting irregularities beginning approximately during the second calendar quarter of 2007 and continuing in periods subsequent thereto (the “Accounting Irregularities”), which could affect financial information reported since that time. The Registrant has engaged forensic accountants to analyze the Accounting Irregularities. Based upon initial findings by the forensic accountants, Management of the Registrant believes that the Accounting Irregularities are the result of improper accounting of inventory and other balance sheet accounts by the former Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant, commencing during, and continuing subsequent to, the second calendar quarter of 2007. The Accounting Irregularities were discovered as a result of internal investigation by the Registrant, and the Registrant has discussed the matters disclosed in this Item 4.02 Periodic Report on Form 8-K with its independent auditors.
Financial statements and information reported since the inception of the Accounting Irregularities, currently believed to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2007, should not be relied upon, including, but not limited to:
As a result of the Accounting Irregularities, the Registrant has been unable to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (the “2011 Form 10-K”). The 2011 Form 10-K will include a full and detailed explanation of the Accounting Irregularities, including any effects the Accounting Irregularities may have on previously-reported financial information. Management of the Registrant anticipates that the work of the forensic accountants will be completed and that the 2011 Form 10-K will be filed during the second calendar quarter of 2012, although the need to complete the forensic investigation and re-audit prior financial periods, if required, could further delay the filing of the 2011 Form 10-K.
On April 16, 2012, the Registrant issued the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.