Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2022
Income Taxes  
Income Taxes

(11)   Income Taxes

As of January 29, 2022, the Company had federal net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) of approximately $389,000 which may be available to offset future taxable income. The Company’s federal NOLs generated prior to 2018 expire in varying amounts each year from 2023 through 2037 in accordance with applicable federal tax regulations and the timing of when the NOLs were incurred. The Company’s federal NOLs generated in 2018 and after can be carried forward indefinitely.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2011, the Company had a change in ownership (as defined in Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code) as a result of the issuance of common stock coupled with the redemption of all the Series B preferred stock held by GE Capital Equity Investments, Inc. Sections 382 and 383 limit the annual utilization of certain tax attributes, including NOL carryforwards, incurred prior to a change in ownership. Currently, the limitations imposed by Sections 382 and 383 are not expected to impair the Company’s ability to fully realize its NOLs; however, the annual usage of NOLs incurred prior to the change in ownership is limited. In addition, if the Company were to experience another ownership change, as defined by Sections 382 and 383, its ability to utilize its NOLs could be further substantially limited and depending on the severity of the annual NOL limitation, the Company could permanently lose its ability to use a significant amount of its accumulated NOLs. The Company currently has recorded a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets. The ultimate realization of these deferred tax assets and related limitations depend on the ability of the Company to generate sufficient taxable income in the future, as well as the timing of such income.

Shareholder Rights Plan

The Company has adopted a Shareholder Rights Plan to preserve the value of certain deferred tax benefits, including those generated by net operating losses. On July 10, 2015, the Company declared a dividend distribution of one purchase right (a “Right”) for each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 23, 2015 and issuable as of that date. On July 13, 2015, the Company entered a Shareholder Rights Plan (the “Rights Plan”) with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a

national banking association, with respect to the Rights. Except in certain circumstances set forth in the Rights Plan, each Right entitles the holder to purchase from the Company one one-thousandth of a share of Series A Junior Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value of the Company (“Preferred Stock” and each one one-thousandth of a share of Preferred Stock, a “Unit”) at a price of $90.00 per Unit. On June 14, 2022, the Company’s shareholders re-approved the Rights Plan at the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. The Rights Plan will expire on the close of business on the date of our annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2025, unless the Rights Plan is re-approved by shareholders at that annual meeting of shareholders.