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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2013

 

OR

 

[   ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ___________ to ______________.

 

Commission File Number 000-54507

 

SIMPLEPONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 000-21134 04-2893483

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification

Number)

 

1090 Fountain Street North

Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R7

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(519) 650-9506
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [X ]   No [ ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer  [  ] Accelerated filer  [  ] Non-accelerated filer  [  ] Smaller reporting company [X]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes [  ] No [X]

 

As of August 14, 2013, we had 105,170,870 shares outstanding of common stock, par value $0.01 per share.

 


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SIMPLEPONS, INC.

 

FORM 10-Q

 

INDEX

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements. 3
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 15
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 17
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 18
     
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 18
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 18
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 18
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 18
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 18
     
Item 5. Other Information. 18
     
Item 6. Exhibits. 19
     
Signatures 20

 

 

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1 – consolidated financial statements

 

SIMPLEPONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012

(Expressed in United States Dollars)

   June 30,  December 31,
   2013  2012
   (Unaudited)  (Audited)
   $  $
ASSETS          
Cash   1,857    1,761 
Account receivables   60,224    105,050 
Inventory   140,303    166,428 
Advances and deposits   305,765    78,264 
Investment tax credit recoverable   —      25,030 
Prepayments   6,450    3,015 
Total current assets   514,599    379,548 
Property and equipment   13,244    13,993 
Total assets   527,843    393,541 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT          
Liabilities          
Bank indebtedness [note 5]   10,989    59,873 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   330,203    442,149 
Customer deposits   —      123,050 
Liquidated damages payable [note 6]   48,100    —   
Contingent liabilities [note 7]   237,230    —   
Advances from shareholders [note 8]   228,376    315,821 
Convertible notes payable [note 9]   192,946    —   
Promissory notes payable [note 10]   1,045,553    438,386 
Total current liabilities   2,093,397    1,379,279 
           
Stockholders' deficit          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 1 share outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and Nil shares as of December 31, 2012.   1    —   
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 105,170,870 common shares (December 31, 2012 - Nil) and 1,702,396,382 exchangeable shares (December 31, 2012 - 1,702,396,382) outstanding as of June 30, 2013.   18,075,673    17,022,360 
Additional paid-in capital   6,578     
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   19,482    (26,744)
Accumulated deficit   (19,667,288)   (17,981,354)
Total stockholders' deficit   (1,565,554)   (985,738)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit   527,843    393,541 
           
Commitments [note 13]          
See accompanying notes          

 

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SIMPLEPONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Expressed in United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

  Three months  Three months
  ended June 30,  ended June 30,
   2013  2012
    $       $    
REVENUE   45,458    682,628 
COSTS OF SALES   4,919    346,453 
GROSS PROFIT   40,539    336,175 
EXPENSES          
Salaries and benefits   188,051    210,043 
Marketing and advertising   3,716    13,209 
Professional fees   85,856    26,602 
Rent and occupancy   41,649    15,736 
Interest and bank charges   31,138    10,434 
Travel   13,597    22,788 
Telecommunications   7,252    10,609 
Repair and maintenance   6,951    6,653 
Other operating expenses   20,704    10,323 
    398,914    326,397 
Net (loss) income for the period before income taxes   (358,375)   9,778 
Income taxes   —      —   
Net loss for the period   (358,375)   9,778 
Foreign currency translation adjustment   28,624    (7,788)
Comprehensive loss   (329,751)   1,990 
Loss  per share, basic and diluted   (0.00)   0.00 
Weighted average number of          
  common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   1,798,622,197    1,702,396,382 
See accompanying notes          

 

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SIMPLEPONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Expressed in United States Dollars)

(Unaudited) 

   Six months  Six months
   ended June 30,  ended June 30,
   2013  2012
   $  $
REVENUE   307,110    1,063,490 
COSTS OF SALES   115,772    594,198 
GROSS PROFIT   191,338    469,292 
EXPENSES          
Salaries and benefits   337,964    382,629 
Marketing and advertising   7,746    17,746 
Professional fees   136,785    51,549 
Rent and occupancy   65,665    36,405 
Interest and bank charges   63,575    17,228 
Travel   24,692    41,924 
Telecommunications   15,160    23,748 
Repair and maintenance   15,302    17,433 
Other operating expenses   50,254    33,575 
    717,143    622,237 
Net loss for the period before income taxes   (525,805)   (152,945)
Income taxes   —      —   
Net loss for the period   (525,805)   (152,945)
Foreign currency translation adjustment   46,226    10,823 
Comprehensive loss   (479,579)   (142,122)
Loss  per share, basic and diluted   (0.00)   (0.00)
Weighted average number of          
  common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   1,777,725,624    1,702,396,382 
See accompanying notes          

  

 

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SIMPLEPONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Expressed in United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

  Six months  Six months
  ended June 30,  ended June 30,
  2013  2012
  $  $
OPERATING ACTIVITIES         
Net loss for the period  (525,805)   (152,945)
Account receivables  40,567    (98,369)
Inventory  17,816    64,690 
Advances and deposits  (239,752)   (66,455)
Income taxes recoverable  24,639    11,476 
Prepayments  (3,721)   17,059 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  91,828    23,359 
Customer deposits  (120,515)   53,010 
Cash used in operating activities  (714,943)   (148,175)
INVESTING ACTIVITY         
Purchase of property and equipment  —      (1,091)
Cash used in investing activity  —      (1,091)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES         
Bank indebtedness  (47,268)   (6,314)
Convertible notes payable  97,032    —   
Promissory notes payable  751,772    49,720 
Advances from shareholders  (72,995)   110,878 
Cash provided by financing activities  728,541    154,284 
Net (decrease) increase in cash during the period  13,598    5,018 
Effect of foreign currency translation adjustment  (13,502)   (29,164)
Cash, beginning of the period  1,761    26,789 
Cash, end of period  1,857    2,643 
See accompanying notes         

 

 

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SIMPLEPONS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2013

(Expressed in United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

1. NATURE OF OPERATIONS

 

Simplepons, Inc. (the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation formed on February 7, 2011. The Company was in the business of the sale of coupon books and was developing a mobile coupon subscription that solves the problem of leaving your coupons at home. On February 5, 2013, the Company completed a business combination and subsequently the board of directors (the “Board”) discontinued the existing coupon subscription business as explained below.

 

Eco-Shift Power Corp. ("Eco-Shift") was incorporated on May 15, 2008 under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada.  The company is primarily engaged in developing, selling and distributing electrical lighting products.

 

On February 5, 2013 the Company finalized a share exchange agreement whereby the Company issued 1,702,396,382 exchangeable shares for 100% of the common stock of Eco-Shift (the “Share Exchange”). The exchangeable shares are exchangeable at the option of the holder, each into one share of common stock of the Company. In addition the Company issued one share of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock (the “Series B Preferred”), the terms of which are explained in note 10.

 

As a result of the Share Exchange, Eco-Shift is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. This transaction has been accounted for as a reverse merger.

 

Consequently, the assets and liabilities and the historical operations reflected in the consolidated financial statements for the periods prior to February 5, 2013 are those of Eco-Shift and are recorded at the historical cost basis. After February 5, 2013, the Company’s consolidated financial statements include the assets and liabilities of both Eco-Shift and the Company and the historical operations of both after that date as one entity.

 

2. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of SEC Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with Eco-Shift’s audited financial statements and notes thereto included in a current report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on June 4, 2013.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and results of operations for the interim periods presented have been reflected herein.  Operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2013, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013.  Notes to the consolidated financial statements which would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in Eco-Shift’s audited financial statements for 2012 as included in the current report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on June 4, 2013 have been omitted.

 

3. GOING CONCERN

 

The Company's consolidated financial statements are presented on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  The Company has experienced losses from operations since inception that raise substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company's existence is dependent upon management's ability to develop profitable operations and resolve its liquidity problems. Management anticipates the Company will attain profitable status and improve its liquidity through continued business development and additional equity investment in the Company.  Management is pursuing various sources of financing. In the event the Company is not able to raise the necessary equity financing, the Company intends to seek stockholder loans or debt financing, as needed, until profitable operations are attained.

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the possible inability of the Company to continue as a going concern.

 

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4. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. These estimates are reviewed periodically, and, as adjustments become necessary, they are reported in earnings in the period in which they become known.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying value of the Company's cash, accounts receivable, investment tax credits recoverable, bank indebtedness, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, customer deposits, liquidated damages payable advances from stockholders, notes payable and convertible notes approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these instruments.

 

Recently issued accounting pronouncements

 

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) or other standard setting bodies that are adopted by the Company as of the specified effective date. Unless otherwise discussed, the Company believes that recently issued accounting pronouncements adopted do not have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.

 

5. BANK INDEBTEDNESS

 

Bank indebtedness represents cheques outstanding at period end.

 

6. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES PAYABLE

 

Pursuant to the Company’s private placement completed during the year ended December 31, 2012 in the gross amount of $370,000, as of December 31, 2012 purchasers under the private placement (the “Holders”) are entitled to liquidated damages if a registration statement covering the resale of the 1,480,000 shares of common stock sold under the private placement (the “Registrable Securities”) is not filed within 60 days of the termination date of the private placement on May 15, 2012 and declared effective within 150 days of the termination date. The Company shall make pro rata payments to each Holder, in an amount equal to 1.0% of the aggregate amount invested by such Holder (based upon the number of Registrable Securities then owned by such Holder) for each 30-day period or pro rata for any portion thereof following the date by which such Registration Statement should have been filed or effective (the “Blackout Period”).

 

Such payments can be made in cash or shares of common stock with the fair market value on the date of issuance and shall constitute the Holder’s exclusive monetary remedy for such events, but shall not affect the right of the Holder to seek injunctive relief. The amounts payable as liquidated damages shall be paid monthly within ten (10) business days of the last day of each month following the commencement of the Blackout Period until the termination of the Blackout Period. Such payments shall be made to each holder at the sole option of the Company in either cash or shares of common stock. As of June 30, 2013, the Company has accrued thirteen months of liquidated damages payable in the amount of $48,100. 

 

 

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7. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

 

As of June 30, 2013, the Company had total contingent liabilities of $237,230. Contingent liability in the amount of $94,535 represents contingency in connection with the lawsuit filed by the Company’s former Chief Operating Officer. On October 17, 2012, the former Chief Operating Officer filed the complaint against the Company for non-payment of wages, vacation time and waiting time penalties under the California Labor Code Section 203. He is seeking $71,918 in base salary, $5,308 in wages for accrued vacation time and $17,309 in waiting time penalties, for an aggregate of $94,535, together with reasonable attorney’s fees.

 

Eco-Shift has been named as a co-defendant in a claim by a customer, who is seeking damages of $10,000,000 CAD ($9,513,000 USD) and return of a deposit of $150,000 CAD ($142,695 USD) which was received by the company under a Value-Added Reseller arrangement. The company has filed a counterclaim against the customer for damages of $9,548,560 CAD ($9,083,545USD) resulting from the plaintiff’s breach of contract plus punitive damages of $1,000,000 CAD ($951,300 USD) for negligence and loss of business reputation. Management of the company believes these claims are without merit and has accrued $150,000 CAD ($142,695 USD) in the financial statements in regards to this claim, as management believes this represents the maximum amount the company may ultimately be required to pay.

 

8. ADVANCES FROM SHAREHOLDERS

 

The advances from shareholders are unsecured, non-interests bearing and due on demand.

  

9. CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

The Company accounts for its convertible notes in accordance with ASC Topic 470, Debt, as it pertains to accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion (including partial cash settlement).  Under the accounting guidance, convertible debt instruments that may be settled entirely or partially in cash upon conversion are required to be separated into liability and equity components, with the liability component amount determined in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. The value assigned to the liability component is determined by measuring the fair value of a similar liability that does not have an equity conversion feature. The value assigned to the equity component is determined by deducting the fair value of the liability component from the initial proceeds. The excess of the principal amount of the liability component over its carrying amount (the non-cash discount) is amortized to interest cost using the effective interest method over the term of the debt agreement.  In addition, transaction costs incurred that directly relate to the issuance of convertible debt instruments must be allocated to the liability and equity components in proportion to the allocation of proceeds and accounted for as debt issuance costs and equity issuance costs, respectively

 

a. Linear Note

 

On October 26, 2012, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Asher Enterprises, Inc. (“Asher”) pursuant to which the Company sold Asher a $63,000 principal amount convertible promissory note (“Asher Note”) and received gross proceeds of $63,000. The Asher Note bears an interest rate of 8% per annum and is due on July 24, 2013. Asher has an option to convert all or any portion of the accrued interest and unpaid principal balance of the Asher Note into the common stock of the Company or its successors, at 58% of the market price, no sooner than April 24, 2013.

 

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9. CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

The Company accounts for convertible note payable in accordance with the FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 815, Derivatives and Hedging, since the actual number of shares of common stock shall be convertible cannot be predicted, and then the conversion feature is not indexed to the Company’s common stock and cannot be classified in equity.

 

Concurrently with the closing of the Share Exchange, the Company entered into a modification agreement (the “Amendment”) to the Asher Note. The Asher Note was subsequently assigned to Linear Group Holdings, Inc. (“Linear”) pursuant to that certain Assignment Agreement dated February 8, 2013 (the “Assignment Agreement”), by and among Asher, Linear and the Company. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Asher Note shall be convertible at the option of Linear into an aggregate amount of 632,260,655 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

Since the actual number of shares of common stock shall be convertible has been fixed due to the Amendment, the conversion feature is indexed to the Company’s common stock and should be classified as equity. The amendment results in a modification with substantially different terms, which requires the convertible note payable shall be accounted for as debt extinguishment in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 470, Debt with conversions and other options. FASB Accounting Standards Codification 470 requires all of the unamortized discount remaining at the date of extinguishment shall be recognized immediately at that date as interest expense and the derivative liabilities should be derecognized because the Company no longer has the obligation.

 

The Company accounts for the Amendment in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 470, as it pertains to accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion. Management estimates the fair value of the liability component to be $61,476 assuming a 18% non-convertible borrowing rate. The difference between the fair value of liability component and principal amount is $1,524, which is recorded as a debt discount and as an increase to additional paid-in capital as of the Amendment date. The discount is being accreted to interest expense over the term to maturity. Accretion expense of $508 and $1,016 is recognized for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and is presented within interest expense on the consolidated statement of operations.

 

b. Seto Note

 

On January 24, 2012, the Company entered into a 4% convertible promissory note with its former officer in the amount of $40,000 (“Seto Note”). The note is due on January 24, 2013. Prior to the maturity date, the Company has the option to convert the principle and accrued interest into shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.10 per share. The fair value of the conversion was equal to the Company’s stock price on the date of issuance and no beneficial conversion was recorded.

 

On June 30, 2013, the Company was in default on the repayment of the convertible debenture.

 

c. Eco-Shift Scientific Inc. Note

 

On June 17, 2013, the Company entered into a 10% convertible promissory note with Eco-Shift Scientific Inc., a Company owned by close family members of the CFO. The note is due on June 17, 2014. Prior to the maturity date, Eco-Shift Scientific Inc. has the option to convert the principle and accrued interest into shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.25 per share. Since the actual number of shares of common stock shall be convertible has been fixed due to the Amendment, the conversion feature is indexed to the Company’s common stock and should be classified as equity.

 

The Company accounts for the Eco-Shift Scientific Inc. note in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 470, as it pertains to accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion. Management estimates the fair value of the liability component to be $90,454 assuming a 18% non-convertible borrowing rate. The difference between the fair value of liability component and principal amount is $6,578, which is recorded as a debt discount and as an increase to additional paid-in capital as of June 17, 2013. The discount is being accreted to interest expense over the term to maturity.

 

 

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10. PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE

 

Promissory notes outstanding as of December 31, 2012 totaled $438,386, of which, the Company repaid a note for $Nil and $16,161 during the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively. Promissory notes issued during the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 amounts to $371,305and $696,763, respectively. The details of the promissory notes outstanding as at June 30, 2013 are as follows:

 

Date of  Date of  Amount  Rate of  Repayment 
issuance  maturity  $  interest  terms  Security
 March 15, 2010    N/A    47,565    4%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 March 15, 2010    N/A    47,565    4%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 June 10, 2010    N/A    23,782    10%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 February 1, 2012    N/A    47,565    10%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 November 20, 2012    N/A    71,348    3%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 November 28, 2012    N/A    61,835    3%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 December 11, 2012    December 11, 2013    47,565    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 December 11, 2012    December 11, 2013    47,565    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 January 9, 2013    December 11, 2013    91,325    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 January 11, 2013    December 11, 2013    71,348    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 January 15, 2013    December 11, 2013    3,805    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 January 29, 2013    January 15, 2014    185,503    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 March 15, 2013    December 11, 2013    23,782    12%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 May 13, 2013    November 15, 2013    137,500    10%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
 May 13, 2013    November 15, 2013    137,500    10%   N/A   Net assets of the Company
           1,045,553              

 

N/A – There is no maturity date of these promissory notes. Repayment is due when the Company has sufficient working capital to operate.

 

Promissory notes amounting to $175,000 have been issued to close family members of the shareholders.

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11. CAPITAL STOCK

 

On February 5, 2013 the Company finalized a share exchange agreement whereby the Company issued 1,702,396,382 exchangeable shares for 100% of the common stock of Eco-Shift. The exchangeable shares are exchangeable at the option of the holder, each into one share of common stock of the Company. In addition the Company issued one Series B Preferred share, the terms of which are explained below.

 

The Certificate of Incorporation of the Company authorizes the issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock and further authorizes the Board of Directors to fix and determine the designation, preferences, conversion rights, or other rights, including voting rights, qualifications, limitations, or restrictions of the preferred stock. On January 31, 2013, the Board approved by unanimous written consent an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to designate the rights and preferences of the Series B Preferred.

 

On February 1, 2013, the Company filed the Certificate of Designation with the State of Delaware Secretary of State pursuant to which the Company set forth the designation, powers, rights, privileges, preferences and restrictions of the Series B Preferred.

 

Among other things, the share of the Series B Preferred has voting rights equal to the number of exchangeable shares that are issued and outstanding as of the record date, except for any exchangeable shares owned by any subsidiary of the Company. The Company has authorized one (1) share of Series B Preferred.

 

In January and February 2013, the Company issued 6,200,000 shares of common stock in a private placement to seven accredited investors. The price of the common stock was $0.05 per share, and the Company received proceeds of $310,000.

 

Through an assignment agreement dated March 8, 2013 between the Company, a lender and holders of newly issued three promissory notes of $16,667 each, the lender assigned the original note dated May 5, 2012 to the holders of new promissory notes with certain amendments. During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the holders of these promissory notes converted all the debts outstanding into 11,000,000 shares of common stock.

 

On July 19, 2013, the holder of the Series B Preferred through a unanimous written consent in lieu of a meeting authorized 1-for-50 stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The effect of this stock split has been reflected retroactively. The Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock and exchangeable shares as of June 30, 2013, before the stock split were 105,170,870 and 1,702,396,382 respectively. The principal effect of the reverse split will be reduction in the number of shared of common stock and exchangeable shares to 2,103,418 and 34,047,928 respectively. The reverse stock split will become effective on the date that the Company files the Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Company (the “Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of Delaware.

 

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12. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company's transactions with related parties were, in the opinion of the directors, carried out on normal commercial terms and in the ordinary course of the Company's business.

 

Convertible notes payable amounting to $96,305 has been issued to close family members of the CFO (Note 9).

 

  

13. COMMITMENTS

 

The Company leases premises under an operating lease with a five year term in Cambridge, Ontario. Minimum lease commitments under the lease as at June 30, 2013 were:

 

  2013 (6 months)     $ 40,696  
  2014     81,942  
  2015     82,492  
  2016     83,103  
  2017     41,857  
      $ 330,090  

 

 

14. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 interest of $27,615 and $57,126 (2012: $5,892 and $15,805) were paid.

 

The Company received investment tax credit recoverable of $25,030 (2012: Nil) during the six months ended June 30, 2013.

 

During the three ended June 30, 2013, $50,000 promissory notes with accrued interest have been converted into 11,000,000 shares of common stock (Note 11).

 

On February 5, 2013, the Company assumed net liabilities of $157,326 by shares exchange (Note 1).

 

 

15. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On July 19, 2013, the holder of the Series B Preferred, through a unanimous written consent in lieu of a meeting, authorized: (i) 1-for-50 stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock; (ii) the change in the name of the Company from Simplepons, Inc. to Eco-Shift Power Corp.

 

The reverse stock split and the name change will become effective on the date that the Company files the Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Company (the “Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of Delaware. The Company intends to file the Amendment on or about September 4, 2013, or soon thereafter as reasonably practicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company must first notify the the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) of the actions by filing the Issuer Company Related Action Notification Form.

 

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements discuss matters that are not historical facts. Because they discuss future events or conditions, forward-looking statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “may,” “seek,” “plan,” “might,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “project,” “forecast,” “potential,” “continue” and negatives thereof or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, are based on various underlying assumptions and current expectations about the future and are not guarantees. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievement to be materially different from the results of operations or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

We cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties associated with such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, such information should not be regarded as representations that the results or conditions described in such statements or that our objectives and plans will be achieved and we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and include information concerning possible or assumed future results of our operations, including statements about business strategies; future cash flows; financing plans; plans and objectives of management; future cash needs; future operations; business plans and future financial results, and any other statements that are not historical facts.

 

These forward-looking statements represent our intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors. Many of those factors are outside of our control and could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the events described in the forward-looking statements might not occur or might occur to a different extent or at a different time than we have described. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning other matters addressed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Except to the extent required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, a change in events, conditions, circumstances or assumptions underlying such statements, or otherwise.

 

Plan of Operation

The Company focuses on the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eco-Shift, which has been establishing a base of operations in the South and Central Ontario, Canada region for the past 5 years, refining its unique sales process which, amongst other things, targets the “C” level stratum of medium to large industrial and commercial enterprises with its unique consultative approach to the light retrofit sales opportunities whereby all four lighting technologies (Fluorescent, Induction, LED and HID) are presented, carefully avoiding any apparent bias as to which technology we favour.  Our unique light assessment process, followed by a thorough “Life Cycle Analysis” and a very detailed presentation booklet which explains the technology we’ve recommended and incorporates the photometry and light design elements that support our planned light output level predictions.  This provides the recipient with a perfect package to present to their board of directors who requires such input to enable them to make an “informed” decision.  Furthermore, we make it clear that we are a “Full Service” provider in that we don’t just recommend light retrofit programs, we can and do handle the logistics of purchasing and installing the appropriate products for those light retrofit projects.  We plan to recruit additional technical sales professionals who will expand that territory to include the balance of the Canadian marketplace.

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

In addition, we plan on expanding that territory to include the U.S. by way of a 2 phase process.  The initial research phase will focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of the key political, economic and competitive business drivers for the US market on a state by state basis.  The objective of Phase I is to develop a clear understanding of regional markets then generate a list of segmentation variables to be used in the development of a go to market strategy.  Phase 2 will consist of a more detailed examination of the options developed in Phase I followed by the development of detailed execution and rollout plans for each of the key regions. The plans include establishing a strategic alliance with an established business in the California area that is already in the industry that Eco-Shift is in and training the staff of that business and assisting in the recruiting of additional sales staff. And, working the area of the U.S. that is within 8 hours drive time from Eco-Shift’s headquarters located in Cambridge Ontario Canada to recruit and train professional sales staff in those areas. Those states include Michigan, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wisconsin.

Eco-Shift plans to launch a number of private labeled products in 2013.  The premier product will be our own “white labelled” Electronic HID ballast with the trade name “NETZERO”.  Management believes that by private labeling and the building of our own brand, Eco-Shift’s market awareness will significantly increase.  Furthermore Eco-Shift believes it will be easily differentiated from other solution providers since the “NETZERO” product will cover the full range of high wattages from 250 to 575, will incorporate motion sensors and daylight harvesting features, will carry a full 3 year warranty, will have a very low failure rate which will be published on our web site and will incorporate the most comprehensive and user-friendly light management system in the industry.

Lastly, Eco-Shift recently secured a purchase order from a large company that manufactures railway cars for a light retrofit projects that exceeds $1 million which is anticipated to commence in July 2013. In addition, we believe that we are close to closing a major lighting project for approximately the same amount which, if secured, we anticipate to commence in the late summer or early fall of 2013.

COMPARISON OF OPERATING RESULTS

 

Comparison of Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 to Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

 

Revenue

 

Revenue decreased by $637,170 to $45,458 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $682,628 for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

 

Revenue decreased by $756,380 to $307,110 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $1,063,490 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

These decreases on both the periods were mainly due to our focus having shifted in 2013 to the completion of the reverse merger and securing additional capital and lines of credit, whereas our focus in 2012 was dedicated exclusively to sales. In addition, during the first six months of 2013 we were also engaged in the process of replacing existing sales staff with more sophisticated and technically competent sales professionals that fit our growth plans for moving in to the US market and beyond.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold was $4,919 for the three months ended June 30, 2013, compared to $346,453 for the three months ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of $341,534 from the prior period.

 

Cost of goods sold was $115,772 for the six months ended June 30, 2013, compared to $594,198 for the six months ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of $478,426 from the prior period.

 

The decrease in cost of goods sold in both the periods were almost in line with the decrease in revenue in the current period as compared to previous period due to the reason explained in revenue section.

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Expenses

 

Expenses increased to $398,914 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $326,397 for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

 

Expenses increased to $717,143 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $622,237 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

Increase in overall expenses during the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 were mainly due to increase in professional fees (due to the Company’s reverse merger plans) and interest and bank charges (due to issuance of promissory notes to finance the operations of the Company).

 

Professional fees increased from $26,602 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $85,856 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and interest and bank charges increased from $10,434 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $31,138 for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

 

Professional fees increased from $51,549 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $136,785 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and interest and bank charges increased from $17,228 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $63,575 for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

 

Net loss.

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we incurred a net loss of $358,375 as compared to an income of $9,778 during the three months ended June 30, 2012.  

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we incurred a net loss of $525,805 as compared to a net loss of $152,945 during the six months ended June 30, 2012.  

 

The major reason for the increase in net loss in the current period as compared to the previous period is primarily due to the increase in expenses as explained in the above paragraph.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2013, the Company had total assets of $527,843, which included total current assets of $514,599, consisted of cash of $1,857, accounts receivable of $60,224, inventory of $140,303, advances and deposits of $305,765, prepayments of $6,450 and property and equipment of $13,244.

 

The Company had total liabilities of $2,093,397 as of June 30, 2013, which were all classified as current. Current liabilities consisted of bank indebtedness of $10,989, accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $330,203, liquidated damages payable of $48,100, contingent liabilities of $237,230, advances from shareholders of $228,376, convertible notes payable of $192,946 and promissory notes payable of $1,045,553.

 

 The Company had a working capital deficit of $1,578,798 and an accumulated deficit of $19,667,288 as of June 30, 2013.

 

Net cash used in operating activities. During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the Company used $714,943 of net cash in operating activities compared to $148,175 of net cash in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The increase in net cash used in operating activities by $469,736 was mainly attributable to the increase in loss for the six months as compared to previous period and change in composition of working capital.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities. During the six months ended June 30, 2013, net cash provided by financing activities of $728,541 offset by decrease in bank indebtedness of $47,822, customer deposits of $120,515 and advances from shareholders of $72,995.

 

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (continued)

 

Need For Additional Capital

 

The Company has experienced losses from operations since inception that raise substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern.  The Company will need to raise additional funding to complete its plan of operations and repay the notes described above.  The Company’s operations do not currently produce sufficient operating cash to support the Company’s operations without additional funding. If the Company is unable to raise adequate working capital it will be restricted in the implementation of its business plan and may be forced to cease filing reports with the SEC.

 

The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies the Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company has experienced losses from operations and has negative working capital as of June 30, 2013.  These factors raise substantial doubt regarding the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from its shareholders, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary equity financing to continue operations, and the attainment of profitable operations. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary in the event the Company cannot continue as a going concern.

 

Moving forward, we plan to seek out additional debt and/or equity financing (similar to the convertible notes and/or promissory notes) to pay costs and expenses associated with our filing requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to affect our plan of operations (as described above); however, we do not currently have any specific plans to raise such additional financing at this time.  The sale of additional equity securities, if undertaken by the Company and if accomplished, may result in dilution to our shareholders. We cannot assure you, however, that future financing will be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, or at all.

 

There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to continue to raise funds, in which case we may be unable to meet our obligations and we may cease operations.

 

Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

We do not hold any derivative instruments and do not engage in any hedging activities.

 

Item 4.   Controls and Procedures

 

(a)           Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. Our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, after evaluating the effectiveness of our "disclosure controls and procedures" (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the "Evaluation Date"), have concluded that as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  This conclusion was based on the existence of the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting previously disclosed and discussed below.

  

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. We identified and continue to have the following material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting: we currently do not have an internal audit group, and we will need to hire additional accounting and financial staff with appropriate public company experience and technical accounting knowledge. Additionally, due to the fact that we have only three officers and directors who have no experience as officers or directors of a reporting company, such lack of experienced personnel may impair our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, which may result in material misstatements to our consolidated financial statements and an inability to provide accurate and timely financial information to our stockholders.  

 

 

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Item 4.   Controls and Procedures (continued)

 

To address the need for more effective internal controls, management has plans to improve the existing controls and implement new controls as our financial position and capital availability improves.  

 

(b)           Changes in internal control over financial reporting. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that materially affected, or were reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. 

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

  

Eco-Shift has been named as a co-defendant in a claim by a customer, who is seeking damages of $10,000,000 CAD ($9,513,000 USD) and return of a deposit of $150,000 CAD ($142,695 USD) which was received by the company under a Value-Added Reseller arrangement. The company has filed a counterclaim against the customer for damages of $9,548,560 CAD ($9,083,545USD) resulting from the plaintiff’s breach of contract plus punitive damages of $1,000,000 CAD ($951,300 USD) for negligence and loss of business reputation. Management of the company believes these claims are without merit and has accrued $150,000 CAD ($142,695 USD) in the financial statements in regards to this claim, as management believes this represents the maximum amount the company may ultimately be required to pay.

 

Other than the matters described above and previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on May 10, 2013, we are currently not involved in any litigation that we believe could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of our company or any of our subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting our company, our common stock, any of our subsidiaries or of our companies or our subsidiaries’ officers or directors in their capacities as such, in which an adverse decision could have a material adverse effect.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on May 10, 2013 (the “Annual Report”) and investors are encouraged to read and review the risk factors included in the Annual Report prior to making an investment in the Company.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we have issued the following securities which were not registered under the Securities Act.  Unless otherwise indicated, all of the securities described below were made in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act for transactions not involving a public offering.

 

Through an assignment agreement dated March 8, 2013 between the Company, a lender and holders of three newly issued promissory notes of $16,667 each, the lender assigned the original note dated May 5, 2012 to the holders of new promissory notes with certain amendments. During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the holders of these promissory notes converted all the debts outstanding into 11,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

As of June 30, 2013, the Company was in default on the repayment of the 4% convertible promissory note with its former officer in the amount of $40,000.

In addition, the Company was in default on two promissory notes totaling $137,844. The default arose upon collecting accounts receivable that served as collateral for the promissory notes, and subsequently failing to repay the notes as required under the terms of the contract. The lender agreed to re-collateralize the notes on May 28, 2013, with the account receivable of a new client order totaling $1,047,823.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

There is no other information required to be disclosed under this item which was not previously disclosed.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No. Description
 31.1  Certification by the Principal Executive Officer of Registrant pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)). *
     
 31.2  Certification by the Principal Financial Officer of Registrant pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)). *
     
 32.1  Certification by the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. *
     
 32.2  Certification by the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. *
     
 101.INS XBRL Instance Document **
     
 101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema **
     
 101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase **
     
 101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase **
     
 101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase **
     
 101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase **
     

 

* Filed herewith

 

** In accordance with Regulation S-T, the XBRL-related information on Exhibit No. 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q shall be deemed “furnished” herewith and not “filed.” 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  SIMPLEPONS, INC.
   
DATED:  August 14, 2013  By: /s/ Gilbert Wood
  Gilbert Wood
  Chief  Executive Officer
   
DATED:  August 14, 2013   By: /s/ James Hughes
  James Hughes
  Chief Financial Officer