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(Check one):  ☐ Form 10-K     ☐ Form 20-F     ☐ Form 11-K     ☒ Form 10-Q      ☐ Form 10-D      ☐ Form N-SAR
   ☐ Form N-CSR
   For Period Ended: April 2, 2016
   ☐ Transition Report on Form 10-K
   ☐ Transition Report on Form 20-F
   ☐ Transition Report on Form 11-K
   ☐ Transition Report on Form 10-Q
   ☐ Transition Report on Form N-SAR
   For the Transition Period Ended:  


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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.


If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:






Sevcon, Inc. 


Full Name of Registrant



Former Name if Applicable


155 Northboro Road


Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)


Southborough, MA 01772


City, State and Zip Code


PART II — RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)


If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)


  (a) The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense
 ☒ (b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Qorsubject distribution reporton Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
  (c) The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.




State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q,10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.


SEC 1344 (04-09)


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The registrant is currently in the process of finalizing its disclosures of pro forma data with respect to its acquisition of Bassi S.r.l., an Italian company, on January 29, 2016 (“Bassi’), as well as the fair value evaluation and allocation with respect to Bassi’s assets. The registrant has been unable to complete these functions without unreasonable effort or expense due to delays in obtaining information from Bassi and the need to involve both Italian and American accounting firms in the project.


(Attach extra Sheets if Needed)




(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification
Paul N. Farquhar (508) 281-5510
(Name) (Area Code) (Telephone Number)


(2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed ? If answer is no, identify report(s).

Yes ☒ No ☐



(3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof ?

Yes ☒ No☐


If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.


The registrant expects to report the results shown on the attached continuation page for the quarter ended April 2, 2016.



Sevcon, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


DateMay 17, 2016   By   /s/ Paul N. Farquhar
        Paul N. Farquhar
        Chief Financial Officer


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Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal Criminal Violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001).




1. This form is required by Rule 12b-25 (17 CFR 240.12b-25) of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


2. One signed original and four conformed copies of this form and amendments thereto must be completed and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. 20549, in accordance with Rule 0-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Act. The information contained in or filed with the form will be made a matter of public record in the Commission files.


3. A manually signed copy of the form and amendments thereto shall be filed with each national securities exchange on which any class of securities of the registrant is registered.


4. Amendments to the notifications must also be filed on Form 12b-25 but need not restate information that has been correctly furnished. The form shall be clearly identified as an amended notification.


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Sevcon, Inc.


Continuation Page


Unaudited  (in thousands of dollars
   except per share data)
    Three months ended 
    April 2,    April 4, 
    2016    2015 
Net sales  $13,181   $10,340 
Cost of sales   (9,058)   (5,779)
Gross profit   4,123    4,561 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (3,465)   (2,586)
Research and development expenses   (1,227)   (1,301)
Acquisition costs   (1,101)   - 
Operating income (loss)   (1,670)   674 
Interest expense   (109)   (14)
Interest income   4    11 
Foreign currency gain (loss)   106    235 
Change in fair value of foreign exchange contracts   -    (200)
Income before income tax   (1,669)   706 
Income tax provision   90    (65)
Net income   (1,579)   641 
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests   9    12 
Net income attributable to Sevcon, Inc. and subsidiaries   (1,570)   653 
Preferred share dividends   (122)   (114)
Net income attributable to common stockholders  $(1,692)  $539 
Basic income per share  $(0.43)  $0.16 
Fully diluted income per share  $(0.43)  $0.14 
Weighted average shares used in computation of          
earnings per share:          
Basic   3,911    3,466 
Diluted   3,974    4,912