SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

(Rule 13d-101)

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

FTD Companies, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

30281V108

(CUSIP NUMBER)

 

Paul E. Rehm

19 Old Kings Highway S, Suite 200

Darien, CT 06820

(203) 404-1172

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person

Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

May 3, 2019

(Date of event which requires filing of this statement)

 

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g) check the following box x.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act.

 

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No.   30281V108 13D  

  

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Nantahala Capital Management, LLC 

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

AF 

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)

¨ 

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Massachusetts 

 

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,960,763 

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,960,763 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,960,763 

12

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨ 

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

14.0% 

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

IA, OO 

         

*SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No.   30281V108 13D  

  

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Wilmot B. Harkey 

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

AF 

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)

 ¨

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States 

 

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH 

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,960,763 

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,960,763 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,960,763 

12

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 ¨

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

14.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

HC, IN 

         

*SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT

 

 

 

CUSIP No.   30281V108 13D  

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

Daniel Mack 

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

AF 

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)

¨ 

 

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States 

 

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON WITH

 

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

3,960,763 

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,960,763 

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,960,763 

12

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨ 

 

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

14.0%

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

HC, IN 

         

*SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

 

This Schedule 13D (this “Schedule 13D”) is being filed on behalf of Nantahala Capital Management, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company (“Nantahala”), Mr. Wilmot B. Harkey and Mr. Daniel Mack, the principals of Nantahala (collectively, the “Reporting Persons”), relating to Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of FTD Companies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”).

 

This Schedule 13D relates to Common Stock of the Issuer purchased by Nantahala through the accounts of certain private funds and managed accounts (collectively, the “Nantahala Investors”). Nantahala serves as the investment adviser to the Nantahala Investors and may direct the vote and dispose of the 3,960,763 shares of Common Stock held by the Nantahala Investors. As the principals of Nantahala, Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack may direct the vote and disposition of the 3,960,763 shares of Common Stock held by the Nantahala Investors.

 

The Reporting Persons previously filed a Schedule 13G with respect to the Common Stock of the Issuer as most recently amended with the Securities Exchange Commission on February 14, 2019 reporting that the Reporting Persons beneficially owned 13.1% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer.

 

Item 1.Security and Issuer

 

Securities acquired: Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”).

 

Issuer: FTD Companies, Inc.
  3113 Woodcreek Drive
  Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

  

Item 2.Identity and Background

 

(a) This Schedule 13D is jointly filed by Nantahala, Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack. Because Nantahala is the investment adviser to the Nantahala Investors and Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack are the principals and managing members of Nantahala, the Reporting Persons may be deemed, pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”), to be the beneficial owners of all of the shares of Common Stock held by the Nantahala Investors. The Reporting Persons are filing this Schedule 13D jointly, solely pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(2), and expressly disclaim that they form any “group” under Section 13(d)(3) of the Act. In addition, Qianqian Zhong is the Chief Financial Officer and Paul Rehm is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer (each of Ms. Zhong and Mr. Rehm, an “Other Officer” and collectively, the “Other Officers”) of Nantahala.

 

(b) The principal place of business for each of the Reporting Persons is 19 Old Kings Highway S, Suite 200, Darien, CT 06820.

 

 

 

 

(c) The principal occupation of Mr. Harkey is serving as a principal of Nantahala. The principal occupation of Mr. Mack is serving as a principal of Nantahala. The principal business of Nantahala is acting as the investment adviser to the Nantahala Investors.

 

(d) During the last five years, none of the Reporting Persons or Other Officers have been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

 

(e) During the last five years, none of the Reporting Persons or Other Officers have been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and, as a result of such proceeding, were or are subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

(f) Nantahala is organized under the laws of the State of Massachusetts. Mr. Harkey is a citizen of the United States of America. Mr. Mack is a citizen of the United States of America. Ms. Zhong is a citizen of China. Mr. Rehm is a citizen of the United States of America.

 

Item 3.Source and Amount of Funds

 

As of May 3, 2019, the Nantahala Investors had invested $16,570,810 (inclusive of brokerage commissions) in the Common Stock of the Issuer and $46,207 (inclusive of brokerage commissions) in exchange-traded options that are exercisable for shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. The source of these funds was the working capital of the Nantahala Investors. The shares of common stock are held in margin accounts with Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Item 4.Purpose of the Transaction

 

The Reporting Persons purchased the Common Stock for the Nantahala Investors based on the Reporting Persons’ belief that the Common Stock, when purchased, was undervalued and represented an attractive investment opportunity.

 

The Reporting Persons plan to engage in discussions with the Issuer’s management and the board of directors of the Issuer (the “Board”) and other shareholders and interested parties regarding means to enhance shareholder value, including potential strategic alternatives, operational improvements, and changes in personnel. Strategic alternatives could include the sale of the company, the recapitalization of the company, or other transactions.

 

No Reporting Person has any present plan or proposal which would relate to or result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D except as set forth herein or such as would occur upon or in connection with completion of, or following, any of the actions discussed herein. The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer’s financial position and investment strategy, the price levels of the Common Stock, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, engaging in communications with management and the Board, engaging in discussions with shareholders of the Issuer and others about the Issuer and the Reporting Persons’ investment, making proposals to the Issuer concerning changes to the capitalization, ownership structure, board structure (including Board composition) or operations of the Issuer, purchasing additional Common Stock, or changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in Item 4.

 

 

 

 

Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer

 

(a)       The aggregate percentage of Common Stock reported to be owned by the Reporting Persons is based upon 28,332,610 shares of Common Stock outstanding, which is the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 6, 2019, as reported in the Issuer’s 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 18, 2019.

 

Nantahala, as the investment adviser of the Nantahala Investors, may be deemed to beneficially own the 3,960,763 shares of Common Stock held by the Nantahala Investors, representing approximately 14.0% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. This amount includes 3,710,763 shares of Common Stock and 250,000 shares of Common Stock receivable upon exercise of presently exercisable exchange-traded options described in Item 6.

 

In addition, Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack, as principals of Nantahala, the investment adviser of the Nantahala Investors, may also be deemed to beneficially own the 3,960,763 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Nantahala Investors, representing approximately 14.0% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer.

 

 

(b)       Nantahala, Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack have the shared power to vote and dispose of the Common Stock held by the Nantahala Investors reported in this Schedule 13D.

 

(c)       There have been no transactions in the shares of Common Stock during the past sixty (60) days by the Reporting Persons or the Other Officers.

 

(d)       The Nantahala Investors hold the shares of Common Stock reported herein, which includes Nantahala Capital Partners SI, LP, which holds 7.2% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. No person other than the Nantahala Investors is known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the Common Stock.

 

(e)       Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

Item 6.Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer

 

The Reporting Persons beneficially own (i) 2,500 exchange-traded options that are presently exercisable for 250,000 shares of Common Stock at a strike price of $2.50 that expire on June 21, 2019. These options were acquired within the last sixty (60) days, on March 14, 2019. The contracts were acquired on the following exchanges: 28 on ARCA, 12 on BATS, 16 on CBOE, and 2444 on AMEX. The total net acquisition amount for the 2,500 contracts was $46,207, net of commissions and fees.

 

Other than as described herein, there are no contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships among the Reporting Persons, or between the Reporting Persons and any other person, with respect to the securities of the Issuer.

 

Item 7.Material to be Filed as Exhibits

 

Exhibit 99.1Joint Filing Agreement by and between Nantahala, Mr. Harkey and Mr. Mack dated May 10, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of their knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: May 10, 2019

 

 

  NANTAHALA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
     
     
  By: /s/ Paul E. Rehm
    Paul E. Rehm
    Chief Compliance Officer
     
     
     
  /s/ Wilmot B. Harkey
  Wilmot B. Harkey
     
     
  /s/ Daniel Mack
  Daniel Mack

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 99.1

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) (1) (iii) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the persons named below agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a Statement on Schedule 13D dated May 10, 2019 (including amendments thereto, which shall not require any additional joint filing agreement) with respect to the Common Stock, $0.0001 par value (the “Common Stock”), of FTD Companies, Inc. This Joint Filing Agreement shall be filed as an Exhibit to such Statement.

 

Dated: May 10, 2019

 

  NANTAHALA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
     
     
  By: /s/ Paul E. Rehm
    Paul E. Rehm
    Chief Compliance Officer
     
     
     
  /s/ Wilmot B. Harkey
  Wilmot B. Harkey
     
     
  /s/ Daniel Mack
  Daniel Mack