UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c), AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED

PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-2(b)

(Amendment No.   )1

 

The Joint Corp.

 (Name of Issuer)

Common Stock

 (Title of Class of Securities)

47973J102

 (CUSIP Number)

May 14, 2018

 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

     Rule 13d-1(b)

     Rule 13d-1(c)

     Rule 13d-1(d)

 

 

 

1              The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on 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 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        BANDERA PARTNERS LLC  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        DELAWARE  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         1,304,301  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         - 0 -  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          1,304,301  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          - 0 -  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,304,301  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        9.6%  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        IA, OO  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        GREGORY BYLINSKY  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        UNITED STATES  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         1,304,301  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          1,304,301  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,304,301  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        9.6%  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        HC, IN  

  

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  1   NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        JEFFERSON GRAMM  
  2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (a) ☐
        (b) ☐
           
  3   SEC USE ONLY    
           
             
  4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
         
        UNITED STATES  
NUMBER OF   5   SOLE VOTING POWER  
SHARES          
BENEFICIALLY         - 0 -  
OWNED BY   6   SHARED VOTING POWER  
EACH          
REPORTING         1,304,301  
PERSON WITH   7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
         
          - 0 -  
    8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
           
          1,304,301  
  9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON  
         
        1,304,301  
  10   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES     ☐
       
           
  11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)  
         
        9.6%  
  12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON  
         
        HC, IN  

  

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Although the Reporting Persons (as defined below) qualify to file this Statement on Schedule 13G pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, they have elected to voluntarily file this Statement on Schedule 13G earlier than is required pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Item 1(a).Name of Issuer:

 

The Joint Corp. (the “Issuer”).

 

Item 1(b).Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

 

16767 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 240

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

 

Item 2(a).Name of Person Filing:

This statement is filed by Bandera Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Bandera Partners”), Gregory Bylinsky and Jefferson Gramm. Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”

Bandera Partners, Mr. Bylinsky and Mr. Gramm are filing this Statement with respect to 1,304,301 shares of Common Stock (the “Master Fund’s Shares”) directly held by Bandera Master Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“Bandera Master Fund”).

 

Bandera Partners is the investment manager of Bandera Master Fund and may be deemed to have beneficial ownership over the Master Fund’s Shares by virtue of the sole and exclusive authority granted to Bandera Partners by Bandera Master Fund to vote and dispose of the Master Fund’s Shares.

 

Mr. Bylinsky and Mr. Gramm are Managing Partners, Managing Directors and Portfolio Managers of Bandera Partners.

The filing of this Schedule 13G shall not be construed as an admission that the Reporting Persons are, for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the beneficial owners of any of the Shares (as defined below) reported herein. Each of the Reporting Persons specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein. Without limiting the foregoing sentence, Bandera Master Fund specifically disclaims beneficial ownership of the Master Fund’s Shares by virtue of its inability to vote or dispose of such Shares.

Item 2(b).Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:

The principal business address of each of the Reporting Persons is 50 Broad Street, Suite 1820, New York, New York 10004.

Item 2(c).Citizenship:

Bandera Partners is organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Each of Messrs. Bylinsky and Gramm is a citizen of the United States of America.

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Item 2(d).Title of Class of Securities:

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Shares”).

Item 2(e).CUSIP Number:
47973J102
Item 3.If this statement is filed pursuant to Section 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

    /X/ Not Applicable
  (a) /  / Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
  (b) /  / Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
  (c) /  / Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
  (d) /  / Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
  (e) /  / Investment adviser in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
  (f) /  / Employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
  (g) /  / Parent holding company or control person in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
  (h) /  / Savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
  (i) /  / Church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).
  (j) /  / Non-U.S. institution in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
  (k) /  / Group, in accordance with Section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

Item 4.Ownership.

All ownership information reported in this Item 4 is as of the close of business on May 22, 2018.

Bandera Partners LLC

(a)Amount beneficially owned:

1,304,301 Shares

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(b)Percent of class:

9.6% (based on 13,593,754 Shares outstanding as of May 4, 2018, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2018)

(c)Number of shares as to which such person has:
(i)Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

1,304,301 Shares

(ii)Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

0 Shares

(iii)Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

1,304,301 Shares

(iv)Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

0 Shares

Gregory Bylinsky

(a)Amount beneficially owned:

1,304,301 Shares

(b)Percent of class:

9.6% (based on 13,593,754 Shares outstanding as of May 4, 2018, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2018)

(c)Number of shares as to which such person has:
(i)Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

0 Shares

(ii)Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

1,304,301 Shares

(iii)Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

0 Shares

(iv)Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

1,304,301 Shares

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Jefferson Gramm

(a)Amount beneficially owned:

1,304,301 Shares

(b)Percent of class:

9.6% (based on 13,593,754 Shares outstanding as of May 4, 2018, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2018)

(c)Number of shares as to which such person has:
(i)Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

0 Shares

(ii)Shared power to vote or to direct the vote

1,304,301 Shares

(iii)Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

0 Shares

(iv)Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of

1,304,301 Shares

Item 5.Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [ ].

Item 6.Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

The right to receive dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Master Fund’s Shares is held by Bandera Master Fund, a private investment fund for which Bandera Partners serves as investment manager. Bandera Partners, Mr. Bylinsky and Mr. Gramm disclaim beneficial ownership of the Master Fund’s Shares reported in this statement pursuant to Rule 13d-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Item 7.Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

Not applicable.

Item 8.Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

See Exhibit 99.1.

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Item 9.Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not Applicable.

Item 10.Certifications.

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

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SIGNATURES

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

Dated: May 22, 2018  
   
  BANDERA PARTNERS LLC
   
   
  By: /s/ Gregory Bylinsky
    Name: Gregory Bylinsky
    Title: Managing Director

 

 

   
  By: /s/ Gregory Bylinsky
    Name: Gregory Bylinsky
       
   
  By: /s/ Jefferson Gramm
    Name: Jefferson Gramm

 

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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 13G dated May 22, 2018 (including amendments thereto) with respect to the Common Stock, $0.001 par value, of The Joint Corp. This Joint Filing Agreement shall be filed as an Exhibit to such Statement.

Dated: May 22, 2018  
   
  BANDERA PARTNERS LLC
   
   
  By: /s/ Gregory Bylinsky
    Name: Gregory Bylinsky
    Title: Managing Director

 

 

   
  By: /s/ Gregory Bylinsky
    Name: Gregory Bylinsky
       
   
  By: /s/ Jefferson Gramm
    Name: Jefferson Gramm