10-K 1 f10k2015_creativerealities.htm ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

(Mark one)

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

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015

 

OR

 

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

 

Commission File Number 001-33169

 

CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota   41-1967918
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
22 Audrey Place, Fairfield   NJ 07004
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(973) 244-9911

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act: None

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act: Common Stock, Par Value $0.01

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.  Yes ☐  No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act 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 ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ☐

 

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 (§ 229.405 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 ☒  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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company 

 

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

 

The aggregate market value of the common equity held by non-affiliates of the issuer as of June 30, 2015, was approximately $6,572,000 based upon the last sale price of one share on such date.

 

As of March 22, 2016, the issuer had outstanding 64,224,860 shares of common stock.

  

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I    
ITEM 1 BUSINESS 1
ITEM 1A RISK FACTORS 8
ITEM 1B UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS 17
ITEM 2 PROPERTIES 17
ITEM 3 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 17
ITEM 4 MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 17
PART II    
ITEM 5 MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES 18
ITEM 6 SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA 19
ITEM 7 MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 20
ITEM 7A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 29
ITEM 8 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA 29
ITEM 9 CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE 29
ITEM 9A CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 30
ITEM 9B OTHER INFORMATION 31
PART III    
ITEM 10 DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 31
ITEM 11 EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 34
ITEM 12 SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS 36
ITEM 13 CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE 38
ITEM 14 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES 39
PART IV    
ITEM 15 EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES 40
SIGNATURES 41
INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-1
EXHIBIT INDEX E-1

 

 
 

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1 BUSINESS

 

(All currency is rounded to the nearest thousands, except share and per share amounts.) 

 

Our Company

 

Creative Realities, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation that provides innovative digital marketing technology solutions to retailers, brand marketers, venue-operators, enterprises, non-profits and other organizations throughout the United States and a growing number of international markets. Our technology and solutions include: digital merchandising systems, interactive digital shopping assistants and kiosks, mobile digital marketing platforms, digital wayfinding platforms, digital menu board systems, dynamic signage, and other digital marketing technologies. We enable our clients’ engagement with consumers by using combinations of our technology and solutions that interact with mobile, social media, point-of-sale, wireless networks and web-based platforms. We have expertise in a broad range of existing and emerging digital marketing technologies, as well as the following related aspects of our business: content, network management, and connected device software and firmware platforms; customized software service layers; hardware platforms; digital media workflows; and proprietary processes and automation tools. We believe we are one of the world’s leading digital marketing technology companies focused on helping retailers and brands use the latest technologies to create better shopping experiences.

 

Our main operations are conducted directly through Creative Realities, Inc., and under our wholly owned subsidiaries Creative Realities, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Broadcast International, Inc., a Nevada corporation, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and ConeXus World Global, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company.

 

We seek to generate revenue in this business by:

 

  consulting with our customers to determine the technologies and solutions required to achieve their specific goals, strategies and objectives;
     
  designing our customers’ digital marketing experiences, content and interfaces;
     
  engineering the systems architecture delivering the digital marketing experiences we design – both software and hardware – and integrating those systems into a customized, reliable and effective digital marketing experience;
     
  managing the efficient, timely and cost-effective deployment of our digital marketing technology solutions for our customers;
     
  delivering and updating the content of our digital marketing technology solutions using a suite of advanced media, content and network management software products; and
     
  maintaining our customers’ digital marketing technology solutions by: providing content production and related services; creating additional software-based features and functionality; hosting the solutions; monitoring solution service levels; and responding to and/or managing remote or onsite field service maintenance, troubleshooting and support calls.

 

We seek to generate revenue through these activities through: bundled-solution sales; service fees for consulting, experience design, content development and production, software development, engineering, implementation, and field services; software license fees; and maintenance and support services related to our software, managed systems and solutions.

 

Our digital marketing technology solutions have application in a wide variety of industries. The industries in which we sell our solutions are established and include hospitality, branded retail, automotive, food service and retail healthcare, but the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of technology-enabled experiences involving combinations of digital marketing technologies is relatively new and evolving. Moreover, a number of participants in these industries have only recently started considering or expanding the adoption of these types of technologies, solutions and experiences as part of their overall marketing strategies. As a result, we remain an early stage company without an established history of profitability.

 

We believe that the adoption and evolution of digital marketing technology solutions will increase substantially in years to come both in the industries on which we currently focus and in others. We also believe that adoption of our solutions depends upon not only the services and solutions that we provide, but also depends heavily upon the cost of hardware used to process and display content on them. While the costs of hardware configurations and software media players have historically decreased and we believe they will continue to do so at an accelerating rate, flat panel displays and players typically constitute a large portion of the expenditure customers make relative to the entire cost of implementing a digital marketing system implementation and can be a barrier to customer deployment. As a result, we believe that the broader adoption of digital marketing technology solutions is likely to increase, although we cannot predict the rate at which such adoption will occur.

 

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Another key component of our business strategy, especially given the evolving industry dynamics in which we operate, is to acquire and integrate other operating companies in the industry in conjunction with pursuing our organic growth objectives. We believe that the selective acquisition and successful integration of certain companies will accelerate our growth; enable us to aggregate multiple customer bases onto a single business and technology platform; provide us with greater operating scale; enable us to leverage a common set of processes, tools, and cost efficiencies; and ultimately result in higher operating profitability and cash flow from operations. Our management team is actively pursuing and evaluating alternative acquisition opportunities on an ongoing basis. Our management team and Board of Directors have broad experience with the execution, integration and financing of acquisitions. We believe that, based on the foregoing and other factors, the Company can successfully serve as a consolidator of multiple business and technology platforms serving similar markets.

 

Our company sells products and services primarily throughout North America.

 

Corporate Organization

 

Our principal offices are located at 22 Audrey Place, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004, and our telephone number at that office is (973) 244-9911.

 

The legal entity that is the registrant was originally incorporated and organized as a Minnesota corporation under the name Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. in March 2003. Our business initially focused on the provision of expertised digital media marketing solutions to customers, including digital signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web-based media solutions. As indicated below under the “Recent Acquisitions” caption, we acquired the assets and business of Broadcast International, Inc., a Utah corporation and public registrant, through a merger transaction that was effective as of August 1, 2014. Then on August 20, 2014, we consummated a merger transaction with Creative Realities, LLC, a privately owned Delaware limited liability company, in which we issued a majority of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock. In that merger transaction, we acquired the interactive marketing technology business of Creative Realities that we currently operate. Shortly after that merger, we changed our corporate name from Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. to “Creative Realities, Inc.” On October 15, 2015, we acquired the assets and business of ConeXus World Global, LLC, a privately owned Kentucky limited liability company for which we issued preferred and common stock. In that merger transaction, we acquired the systems integration and marketing technology business of ConeXus World that we currently operate.

 

Our fiscal year ends December 31. Neither us nor any of our predecessors have been in bankruptcy, receivership or any similar proceeding. Our corporate structure, including our principal operating subsidiaries, is as follows:

 

 

As of the date of this filing, Broadcast International, Inc. does not conduct any operations.

 

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Recent Acquisitions

 

Acquisition of ConeXus World Global

 

On October 15, 2015, we completed the acquisition of ConeXus World Global, LLC for 2,080,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, and the conversion of $823 of ConeXus World Global debt into (i) 2,639,258 shares of our common stock, and (ii) $150 in principal amount of our convertible debt. As a result of the merger transaction, ConeXus World Global, LLC is now our wholly owned operating subsidiary. The merger was completed by the filing of articles of merger with the Kentucky Secretary of State. ConeXus World Global LLC does not include the operations of ConeXus World EMEA BVBA based on the terms and conditions of the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization. It is not probable that this Belgian affiliate of ConeXus World Global will be acquired by the Company as part of this transaction.

 

The debtholders and members of ConeXus received a total of 1,664,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $1.00, and 16,000,000 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01. In accordance with the terms of the amendment to the agreement and plan of merger and reorganization, an additional 416,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and 4,000,000 shares of common stock, collectively referred to as holdback shares, shall be issued immediately upon the reorganization of the capital structure of a Belgian affiliate of ConeXus, as discussed below.

 

The agreement and plan of merger and reorganization contemplates an ownership matter among the former ConeXus security holders involving an erroneously documented ownership situation related to the Belgian affiliate, with the resolution of such matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate, subject to the agreement of the Company. Effective February 8, 2016, the Company has extended the period from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016 for the ConeXus security holders to resolve such ownership matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate. The Company believes that the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate is not probable and as such no liability has been recorded for these additional shares, the consideration has not been included in the purchase price allocation and the financial results of the Belgian affiliate have not been included in the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Belgian affiliate is not currently nor is it expected to be under the common control ownership or a variable interest entity of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company is involved in discussions and the early stages of negotiations with the Belgian affiliate to pursue the potential acquisition of such affiliate in a separate transaction, independent of the ConeXus World Global, LLC Plan of Merger and Reorganization described herein.

 

Acquisition of Creative Realities

 

On August 20, 2014, we completed the merger contemplated by the Creative Realities Merger Agreement, thereby acquiring the business of Creative Realities. At the effective time of the merger and pursuant to the Creative Realities Merger Agreement, Slipstream Funding, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and then the sole member of Creative Realities, received shares of our common stock equivalent to approximately 59.2% of common stock issued and outstanding after the merger, calculated on a modified fully diluted basis, together with a warrant to purchase an additional number of common shares equal to 1.5% of our common stock outstanding immediately after the merger, again calculated on a modified fully diluted basis. In each case, “modified fully basis” means inclusion of all shares of outstanding common stock together with common stock issuable upon exercise or conversion of outstanding securities, other than the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (see above) and certain shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants and options having an exercise price agreed by the parties to have been significantly out of the money.

 

Creative Realities, LLC was the “accounting acquirer” in the merger transaction, while Wireless Ronin Technologies (the registrant) was the “legal acquirer,” and therefore the merger was accounted for as a reverse acquisition. Creative Realities, LLC was determined to be the accounting acquirer since its former shareholder has majority control of the common stock, is the largest shareholder, and has the majority members of the board of directors and of the executive officers. In accordance with reverse acquisition accounting, the historical financial statements of the registrant will become those of Creative Realities, with the financial results of Wireless Ronin Technologies included only beginning with the merger date. Effective September 15, 2014, Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. changed its name to Creative Realities, Inc.

 

Acquisition of Broadcast International

 

On March 5, 2014, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization with Broadcast Acquisition Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of ours, and Broadcast International, Inc., which was later amended on April 11, 2014 (as amended, the “Broadcast Merger Agreement”). We completed the merger on August 1, 2014, and thereupon acquired the business and assets of Broadcast International. As a result of the merger, each share of common stock of Broadcast International, including securities convertible or exercisable into shares of Broadcast International common stock, issued and outstanding immediately prior to the close of business on August 1, 2014 was converted into the right to receive .00535594 validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable shares of our common stock, resulting in our issuance of an aggregate of 7,093,273 shares of common stock to the former security holders of Broadcast International.

 

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As used throughout this report, the “Company” generally refers to the registrant (Creative Realities, Inc., formerly known as Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.), unless the context otherwise indicates or requires. Use of the first person “we” refers to the Company or, if the context so requires, to the historical business of Creative Realities or the registrant itself, in each case prior to the consummation of the August 20, 2014 merger transaction.

 

Financing Arrangements

 

Factoring Agreement

 

On October 15, 2015, Creative Realities, Inc., together with its subsidiary entities Creative Realities, LLC, ConeXus World Global, LLC, and Broadcast International, Inc., entered into a Factoring Agreement with Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. Under the Factoring Agreement, Allied Affiliated Funding, or “Allied,” will from time to time purchase approved receivables from the Company and its subsidiaries up to a maximum amount of $3.0 million. Upon receipt of any advance under the Factoring Agreement, the Company and its subsidiaries will have sold and assigned all of their rights in such receivables and all proceeds thereof to Allied. The purchase price for receivables bought and sold under the Factoring Agreement is equal to their face amount less a 1.10% base discount. Added to the base discount is an additional .037% discount from the face value of a receivable for each day beyond 30 days that the receivable remains unpaid by the account debtor. The base discount is subject to adjustment in the event of changes in the prime lending rate as published by The Wall Street Journal. Allied will provide advances under the Factoring Agreement net of an applicable reserve amount, as specified in the agreement. The obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries under the Factoring Agreement are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries. Allied has the right under the Factoring Agreement to require the Company to repurchase any receivable earlier sold for a purchase price equal to the face value of the receivable. The Factoring Agreement has an initial term of one year, subject to potential one-year renewals thereafter, unless earlier terminated (or not renewed) in accordance with the agreement. The Company may terminate the Factoring Agreement at any time prior to the expiration of the initial term (or a renewal period) upon payment to Allied of an early termination fee equal to $37.5.

 

Common Stock

 

In December 2015, we entered into an Exchange Agreement with an accredited investor who held a warrant, dated February 18, 2015, for the purchase of up to 1,515,152 shares of our common stock. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, we issued 975,000 shares of our common stock to the investor in exchange for the investor’s surrender of the warrant.

 

Secured Promissory Notes

 

On December 28, 2015, we offered and sold to certain accredited investors, or “Investors,” secured promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1,250 and five-year warrants to purchase up to 2,232,143 shares of Creative Realities’ common stock at a per-share price of $0.28 (subject to adjustment), all pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement. Our principal subsidiaries — Creative Realities, LLC, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and Conexus World Global, LLC — were also parties to the Securities Purchase Agreement and are co-makers of the secured convertible promissory notes. Obligations under the secured convertible promissory notes are secured by a grant of collateral security in all of the tangible assets of the co-makers pursuant to the terms of an Amended and Restated Security Agreement.

 

The secured promissory notes bear interest at the annual rate of 14% (12% payable in cash and 2% payable in the form of additional principal) with an initial maturity date of April 15, 2017, which may be extended at the sole discretion of each Investor to October 15, 2017. At any time prior to the maturity date, the Investors may convert the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest into Creative Realities’ common stock at a conversion price currently equal to $0.28 per-share (subject to adjustment).

 

In connection with the Securities Purchase Agreement, we and the Investors entered into Registration Rights Agreements requiring Creative Realities to file an initial registration statement, on or prior to February 11, 2016, under the Securities Act of 1933 to register the resale of the shares of its common stock issuable upon conversion of the secured notes and upon exercise of the warrants, and to subsequently use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act of 1933. The initial registration statement was filed on February 11, 2016.

 

On October 26, 2015, Creative Realities, Inc. entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $300 together with a five-year warrant to purchase up to 535,714 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.28, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. Our principal subsidiaries — Creative Realities, LLC, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and Conexus World Global, LLC — were also parties to the Securities Purchase Agreement and are co-makers of the secured convertible promissory note. Obligations under the secured convertible promissory note are secured by a grant of collateral security in all of the personal property of the co-makers pursuant to the terms of a security agreement.

 

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The secured convertible promissory note bears interest at the rate of 14% per annum. Of this amount, 12% per annum is payable monthly in cash, and the remaining 2% per annum is payable in the form an additional principal through increases in the principal amount of the note. Upon the consummation of a change in control transaction of the company or a default, interest on the secured convertible promissory note will increase to the rate of 17% per annum. The secured convertible promissory note matures on April 15, 2017, unless the holder of a note elects to extend the maturity date for an additional six-month period, in which case such note will mature on October 15, 2017. At any time prior to the maturity date, the holder of a promissory note may convert the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest into our common stock at a conversion rate of $0.28 per share, subject to adjustment. We may not prepay the secured convertible promissory note prior to the maturity date. The secured convertible promissory note contains other customary terms. In connection with the offer and sale of the above-described secured convertible promissory note, we paid commissions to a placement agent aggregating $15. In connection with the June 23, 2015 and the May 20, 2015 financing transactions described below, we entered into extension agreements to extend the maturity date of those notes to April 15, 2017. See June 23, 2015 and May 20, 2015 below.

 

On October 15, 2015, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a $500 14% interest secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $500 together with an immediately exercisable five-year warrant to purchase up to 892,857 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.28, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The interest is payable 12% in cash and 2% as additional principal amount to the note. In connection with the offer and sale of the above-described secured convertible promissory note, we paid commissions to a placement agent aggregating $25.

 

In July 2015, the Company obtained three 1% demand promissory notes in the amounts of $0.1 million, $0.05 million and $0.05 million. These notes are due within ten business days of the holder’s written demand. One of the $0.05 notes was paid in December 2015.

 

On June 23, 2015, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a secured $400 14% interest convertible promissory note with an immediately exercisable five-year warrant to purchase up to 640,000 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.30, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The interest is payable 12% in cash and 2% as additional principal amount to the note. In connection with the offer and sale of the October 26, 2015 secured convertible promissory note, we entered into extension agreements with the holders of this secured convertible promissory to primarily extend the maturity date to April 15, 2017 in exchange for 75,000 shares of common stock valued at $16. This change is accounted for as a modification of the debt. The $16.5 is recognized as additional debt discount that will be amortized over the remaining life of the debt.

 

On May 20, 2015, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a secured $465 14% interest convertible promissory note with a five-year warrant immediately exercisable to purchase up to 762,295 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.30, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. This secured convertible promissory note together with accrued but unpaid interest and a 25% conversion premium was converted into a $585 - 14% convertible promissory note, maturing on August 18, 2016, with new five-year warrants to purchase up to 935,210 shares of common stock at a price of $0.30 per share, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The interest is payable 12% in cash and 2% as additional principal amount to the note. In connection with the offer and sale of the October 26, 2015 secured convertible promissory note, we entered into extension agreements with the holders of this secured convertible promissory to primarily extend the maturity date to April 15, 2017 in exchange for 109,688 shares of common stock valued at $24. This change is accounted for as a modification of the debt. The $24 is recognized as additional debt discount that will be amortized over the remaining life of the debt.

 

On February 18, 2015, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an institutional investor, pursuant to which it offered and sold a $1.0 million 14% secured convertible promissory note with an immediately exercisable a five-year warrant to purchase up to 1,515,152 shares of the Company’s common stock at a per-share price of $0.38, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. On December 21, 2015, this warrant was surrendered. The warrant had a fair value of $272. It was exchanged for 975,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in a noncash transaction. The interest on this note was payable 12% in cash and 2% as additional principal amount to the note. This note was paid in full on October 15, 2015.

 

Obligations under each of the secured convertible promissory notes are secured by a grant of collateral security in all of the personal property of the co-makers pursuant to the terms of a security agreement.

 

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Preferred Stock

 

On October 15, 2015, we issued 1,664,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock at $1.00 per share as part of the consideration for the acquisition of Conexus World Global, LLC.

 

On August 18, 2014, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with institutional and accredited investors pursuant to which we offered and sold an aggregate of 5,190,000 shares of our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at $1.00 per share, and issued five-year warrants to purchase an aggregate of 6,487,000 shares of common stock at a per-share price as adjusted of $0.37, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

The preferred stock entitles its holders to a 6% dividend, payable semi-annually in cash or in kind. During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued an aggregate of 345,794 and 112,448 shares of preferred stock in satisfaction of its semi-annual dividend obligation for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

The preferred stock may be converted into our common stock at the option of a holder at an initial conversion price as adjusted of $0.255 per share. Subject to certain conditions, we may call and redeem the preferred stock after three years. During such time as a majority of the preferred stock sold remains outstanding, holders will have the right to elect a member to our Board of Directors. The preferred stock has full-ratchet price protection in the event that we issue common stock below the conversion price, as adjusted, subject to certain customary exceptions. The warrants issued to purchasers of the preferred stock contain weighted-average price protection in the event that we issue common stock below the exercise price, as adjusted, again subject to certain customary exceptions. In the Securities Purchase Agreement, we granted purchasers of the preferred stock certain registration rights pertaining to the common shares they may receive upon conversion of their preferred stock and upon exercise of their warrants.

 

Changes in Management and Board of Directors

 

On October 15, 2015, Richard Mills was appointed to our Board of Directors. Mr. Mills also became our Chief Executive Officer. As a result of this appointment, Mr. John Walpuck is no longer our Interim Chief Executive Officer, but retained his titles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In connection with the appointment of Richard Mills as the Chief Executive Officer, we entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Mills. Under the employment agreement, Mr. Mills will serve as Chief Executive Officer for a two-year term, which automatically renews for additional one-year periods unless either we or Mr. Mills elects not to extend the term. The agreement provides for an initial annual base salary of $270, subject to annual increases but generally not subject to decreases, and includes provisions for the right to receive up to 4,951,557 performance shares of common stock in connection with a series of performance-based requirements. These performance shares are included as part of the purchase price of ConeXus. Under the agreement, Mr. Mills is eligible to participate in performance-based cash bonus or equity award plans for our senior executives. Mr. Mills will participate in our employee benefit plans, policies, programs, perquisites and arrangements to the extent he meets applicable eligibility requirements.

 

In November 2015, Patrick O’Brien was appointed to our Board of Directors.

 

On August 20, 2014, our directors Steve Birke, Scott Koller and Howard Liszt resigned their positions on our Board of Directors, and Messrs. Paul Price, Alec Machiels and David Bell were appointed by the board to fill the vacancies created by those resignations. At the time of their resignations, Messrs. Birke and Liszt each served on the board’s audit and compensation committees. On the same date, Mr. Scott Koller resigned his position as our Chief Executive Officer but retained the title of President, and Mr. Paul Price was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer. On September 30, 2014, we delivered Mr. Koller a written notice of termination, which termination was effective December 4, 2014.  On March 9, 2015, Kent Lillemoe resigned his position on our Board of Directors. On April 13, 2015, the Board of Directors and Paul Price agreed to terminate Mr. Price's employment agreement with the Company without cause. Such termination was effective immediately and effected the immediate removal of Mr. Price from his position as a member of the Board of Directors. Also on April 13, 2015, the Board of Directors appointed John Walpuck as Creative Realities' interim Chief Executive Officer.

 

Business Strategy

 

We believe that our existing business model is highly scalable and can be expanded successfully as we continue to grow organically and integrate our recent merger transactions, strengthen our operational practices and procedures, further streamline our administrative office functions, and continue to capitalize on various marketing programs and activities.

 

Industry Background

 

Over approximately the past 18-24 months, we believe certain digital marketing technology industry trends are creating the opportunity for retailers, brands, venue-operators, enterprises, non-profits and other organizations to create innovative shopping, marketing, and informational experiences for their customers and other stakeholders in various venues worldwide. These trends include: (i) the expectations of technology-savvy consumers; (ii) addressing on-line competitors by improving physical experiences (iii) accelerating decline in the cost of hardware configurations (primarily flat panel displays) and software media players; (ii) the continued evolution of mobile, social, software and hardware technologies, applications and tools; (iii) the increasing sophistication of social networking platforms; (iv) increasingly complex customer requirements related to their specific digital marketing technology and solution objectives; and (v) customers challenging service providers with the delivery of a satisfactory consumer experience with the traditional pressure on reducing installation and ongoing operating costs.

 

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As a result, a growing number of retailers, brands, venue-operators and other organizations have identified the need and opportunity to implement increasingly cost-effective and “sales-lifting” digital marketing, and interactive experiences to market to their customers. These include creating unique and customized experiences for targeted, timely offerings and relevant promotions; improving engagement resulting in increased sales; and increasing shopping basket size. We believe our clients consider capitalizing on these industry trends to be increasingly critical to any successful “store of the future” retail and brand sales environment, especially where sales staff turnover is high, training outcomes are inconsistent and product knowledge is low.

 

Companies are accomplishing their strategies by implementing various digital marketing technology solutions, which: are implemented in multiple forms and types of configurations and locations; attempt to achieve any of a broad range of individual or combination of objectives; contain various levels of targeting; have the ability to instantly manage single or multiple locations remotely from a customer’s desktop or other connected device at each location; and are built to deliver or contain a standard or customized experience unique to and within the customer’s environment. Examples of such solutions include:

 

  Digital Merchandising Systems, which aim to inform and interact with customers through various types of content in an integrated experience, improve in-store customer experiences and increase overall sales, upsells, and/or cross-sales;
     
  Digital Sales Assistants, which aim to replace or augment existing sales resources and the level of interactive and informational sales assistance inside the store;
     
  Digital Way-Finders, which aim to help customers navigate their way around individual retail stores and multi-store locations or venues, or within individual brand categories;
     
 

Digital Kiosks, which aim to provide data, specialized and customized broadcasts, promotional information and coupons, train, and other forms of information and interaction with customers in a variety of deployment forms, types, configurations and experiences;

 

 

 

Digital Menu-Board Systems, which aim to enable various types of restaurant operators the ability to remotely and on a scheduled basis, update and modify menu information, promotions, and other forms of content dynamically;
     
  Dynamic Digital Signage which aims to deliver and manage in-store marketing and advertising campaigns, specialized and customized broadcasts, and various other forms of messaging targeting customers in a particular experience or environment.

 

Our Markets

 

We currently market and sell our marketing technology solutions through our direct sales force and word-of-mouth referrals from existing customers. Select strategic partnerships and lead generation programs also drive business to the Company through targeted business development initiatives. We market to companies that seek digital marketing solutions across multiple connected devices and who specifically seek or could benefit from enhancements to the customer experience offered in their stores, venues, brands or organizations.

 

Our digital marketing technology solutions have application in a wide variety of industries. The industries in which we sell our solutions are established and include of hospitality, branded retail, automotive, food service and retail healthcare, but the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of technology-enabled experiences is relatively new and evolving.  Moreover, a number of participants in these industries have only recently started considering or expanding the adoption of these types of technologies, solutions and experiences as part of their overall marketing strategies.

 

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Seasonality

 

A portion of our customer activity is influenced by seasonal effects related to traditional end of calendar year peak retail sales periods and other factors that arise from our target customer base. Nevertheless, our revenues can be materially affected by the launch of new markets, the timing of production rollouts, and other factors, any of which have the ability to reduce or outweigh certain seasonal effects.

 

Effect of General Economic Conditions on our Business

 

We believe that demand for our services will increase in part as a result of recovering retail-related real estate investments and new construction and the recent economic recovery in general. These general economic improvements generally make it easier for our customers to justify decisions to invest in digital marketing technology solutions.

 

Regulation

 

We are subject to regulation by various federal and state governmental agencies. Such regulation includes radio frequency emission regulatory activities of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the consumer protection laws of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, product safety regulatory activities of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and environmental regulation in areas in which we conduct business. Some of the hardware components that we supply to customers may contain hazardous or regulated substances, such as lead. A number of U.S. states have adopted or are considering “takeback” bills addressing the disposal of electronic waste, including CRT style and flat panel monitors and computers. Electronic waste legislation is developing. Some of the bills passed or under consideration may impose on us, or on our customers or suppliers, requirements for disposal of systems we sell and the payment of additional fees to pay costs of disposal and recycling. Presently, we do not believe that any such legislation or proposed legislation will have a materially adverse impact on our business.

 

Competition

 

While we believe there is presently no direct competitor with the comprehensive offering of technologies, solutions and services we provide to our customers, there are individual competitors who offer pieces of our solution stack. These include digital signage software companies such as Stratacache, Four Winds Interactive, and ComQi; marketing services companies such as Sapient Nitro or digital signage systems integrators such as Convergent. Some of these competitors may have significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we do and may be able to respond more rapidly than we can to new or emerging technologies or changes in customer requirements. We believe that our sales and business development capabilities, network operations center capabilities, our comprehensive offering of digital marketing technology solutions, brand awareness, focus, and proprietary processes are the primary factors affecting our competitive position.

 

Territories

 

Our Company sells products and services primarily throughout North America.

 

Employees

 

We have approximately 59 employees as of December 31, 2015. We do not have any employees that operate under collective-bargaining agreements.

  

ITEM 1A RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the specific risks described below, and any risks described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, before making an investment decision. See the section of this prospectus entitled “Where You Can Find More Information.” Any of the risks we describe below could cause our business, financial condition, results of operations or future prospects to be materially adversely affected.

 

RISKS RELATED TO OUR BUSINESS AND OUR INDUSTRY

 

We have recently incurred losses, and may never become or remain profitable.

 

Recently, we have incurred net losses, have negative cash flows from operations and have a working capital deficit. We incurred net losses in each of the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. We do not know with any degree of certainty whether or when we will become profitable. Even if we are able to achieve profitability in future periods, we may not be able to sustain or increase our profitability in successive periods.

 

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We have formulated our business plans and strategies based on certain assumptions regarding the acceptance of our business model and the marketing of our products and services. Nevertheless, our assessments regarding market size, market share, market acceptance of our products and services and a variety of other factors may prove incorrect. Our future success will depend upon many factors, including factors which may be beyond our control or which cannot be predicted at this time.

 

We have limited operating history as a combined company and cannot ensure the long-term successful operation of our business or the execution of our business plan.

 

We have limited operating history as a combined company since the closing of the merger transactions summarized herein, and our digital marketing technology and solutions are an evolving business offering. As a result, investors have a limited track record by which to evaluate our future performance. Our prospects must be considered in light of the risks, expenses and difficulties frequently encountered by growing companies in new and rapidly evolving markets. We may be unable to accomplish any of the following, which would materially impact our ability to implement our business plan:

 

  establishing and maintaining broad market acceptance of our technology, solutions, services, and platforms, and converting that acceptance into direct and indirect sources of revenue;
     
  establishing and maintaining adoption of our technology, solutions, services, and platforms in and on a variety of environments, experiences, and device types;
     
  timely and successfully developing new technology, solution, service, and platform features, and increasing the functionality and features of our existing technology, solution, service, and platform offerings;
     
  developing technology, solutions, services, and platforms that result in a high degree of customer satisfaction and a high level of end-customer usage;
     
  successfully responding to competition, including competition from emerging technologies and solutions;
     
  developing and maintaining strategic relationships to enhance the distribution, features, content and utility of our technology, solutions, services, and platforms;
     
  identifying, attracting and retaining talented engineering, network operations, program management, technical services, creative services, and other personnel at reasonable market compensation rates in the markets in which we employ such personnel; and
     
  integration of acquisitions.

 

Our business strategy may be unsuccessful and we may be unable to address the risks we face in a cost-effective manner, if at all. If we are unable to successfully accomplish these tasks, our business will be harmed.

 

Adequate funds for our operations may not be available, requiring us to raise additional financing or else curtail our activities significantly.

 

We will likely be required to raise additional funding through public or private financings, including equity financings, in 2016. Any additional equity financings may be dilutive to shareholders and may be completed at a discount to the then-current market price of our common stock. Debt financing, if available, would likely involve restrictive covenants on our operations or pertaining to future financing arrangements. Nevertheless, we may not successfully complete any future equity or debt financing. Adequate funds for our operations, whether from financial markets, collaborative or other arrangements, may not be available when needed or on terms attractive to us. If adequate funds are not available, our plans to operate our business may be adversely affected and we could be required to curtail our activities significantly and/or cease operating.

 

We will be unable to implement our business plan if we cannot raise sufficient capital and may be required to pay a high price for capital.

 

We will need to obtain additional capital to implement our business plan and meet our financial obligations as they become due. We may not be able to raise the additional capital needed or may be required to pay a high price for capital. Factors affecting the availability and price of capital may include the following:

 

  the availability and cost of capital generally;
     
  our financial results;

 

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  the experience and reputation of our management team;
     
  market interest, or lack of interest, in our industry and business plan;
     
  the trading volume of, and volatility in, the market for our common stock;
     
  our ongoing success, or failure, in executing our business plan;
     
  the amount of our capital needs; and
     
  the amount of debt, options, warrants, and convertible securities we have outstanding.

 

We may be unable to meet our current or future obligations or to adequately exploit existing or future opportunities if we cannot raise sufficient capital. If we are unable to obtain capital for an extended period of time, we may be forced to discontinue operations.

 

We expect that there will be significant consolidation in our industry. Our failure or inability to lead that consolidation would have a severe adverse impact on our access to financing, customers, technology, and human resources.

 

Our industry is currently composed of a large number of relatively small businesses, no single one of which is dominant or which provides integrated solutions and product offerings incorporating much of the available technology. Accordingly, we believe that substantial consolidation may occur in our industry in the near future. If we do not play a positive role in that consolidation, either as a leader or as a participant whose capability is merged in a larger entity, we may be left out of this process, with product offerings of limited value compared with those of our competitors. Moreover, even if we lead the consolidation process, the market may not validate the decisions we make in that process.

 

Our success depends on our interactive marketing technologies achieving and maintaining widespread acceptance in our targeted markets.

 

Our success will depend to a large extent on broad market acceptance of our interactive marketing technologies among our current and prospective customers. Our prospective customers may still not use our solutions for a number of other reasons, including preference for static advertising, lack of familiarity with our technology, preference for competing technologies or perceived lack of reliability. We believe that the acceptance of our interactive marketing technologies by prospective customers will depend primarily on the following factors:

 

  our ability to demonstrate the economic and other benefits attendant our marketing technologies;
     
  our customers becoming comfortable with using our interactive marketing technologies; and
     
  the reliability of our interactive marketing technologies.

 

Our interactive technologies are complex and must meet stringent user requirements. Some undetected errors or defects may only become apparent as new functions are added to our technologies and products. The need to repair or replace products with design or manufacturing defects could temporarily delay the sale of new products and adversely affect our reputation. Delays, costs and damage to our reputation due to product defects could harm our business.

 

Our financial condition and potential for continued net losses may negatively impact our relationships with customers, prospective customers and third-party suppliers.

 

Our financial condition and potential for continued net losses may cause current and prospective customers to defer placing orders with us, to require terms that are less favorable to us, or to place their orders with competing marketing technology suppliers, which could adversely affects our business, financial condition and results of operations. On the same basis, third-party suppliers may refuse to do business with us, or may do so only on terms that are unfavorable to us, which also could cause our revenue to decline.

 

Because we do not have long-term purchase commitments from our customers, the failure to obtain anticipated orders or the deferral or cancellation of commitments could have adverse effects on our business.

 

Our business is characterized by short-term purchase orders and contracts that do not require that purchases be made. This makes forecasting our sales difficult. The failure to obtain anticipated orders and deferrals or cancellations of purchase commitments because of changes in customer requirements, or otherwise, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. We have experienced such challenges in the past and may experience such challenges in the future.

 

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Our continued growth could be adversely affected by the loss of several key customers.

 

Our largest customers account for a majority of our total revenue on a pro forma, consolidated basis. We had three and two customers that accounted for 53% and 41% of accounts receivable as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. In addition, we had three customers that accounted for 48% and 53% of revenue for the years ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Decisions by one or more of these key customers and/or partners to not renew, terminate or substantially reduce their use of our products, technology, services, and platform could substantially slow our revenue growth and lead to a decline in revenue. Our business plan assumes continued growth in revenue, and it is unlikely that we will become profitable without a continued increase in revenue.

 

Most of our contracts are terminable by our customers with limited notice and without penalty payments, and early terminations could have a material effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

Most of our contracts are terminable by our customers following limited notice and without early termination payments or liquidated damages due from them. In addition, each stage of a project often represents a separate contractual commitment, at the end of which the customers may elect to delay or not to proceed to the next stage of the project. We cannot assure you that one or more of our customers will not terminate a material contract or materially reduce the scope of a large project. The delay, cancellation or significant reduction in the scope of a large project or a number of projects could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

It is common for our current and prospective customers to take a long time to evaluate our products, most especially during economic downturns that affect our customers’ businesses. The lengthy and variable sales cycle makes it difficult to predict our operating results.

 

It is difficult for us to forecast the timing and recognition of revenue from sales of our products and services because our actual and prospective customers often take significant time to evaluate our products before committing to a purchase. Even after making their first purchases of our products and services, existing customers may not make significant purchases of those products and services for a long period of time following their initial purchases, if at all. The period between initial customer contact and a purchase by a customer may be years with potentially an even longer period separating initial purchases and any significant purchases thereafter. During the evaluation period, prospective customers may decide not to purchase or may scale down proposed orders of our products for various reasons, including:

 

  reduced need to upgrade existing visual marketing systems;
     
  introduction of products by our competitors;
     
  lower prices offered by our competitors; and
     
  changes in budgets and purchasing priorities.

 

Our prospective customers routinely require education regarding the use and benefit of our products. This may also lead to delays in receiving customers’ orders.

 

Our industry is characterized by frequent technological change. If we are unable to adapt our products and services and develop new products and services to keep up with these rapid changes, we will not be able to obtain or maintain market share.

 

The market for our products and services is characterized by rapidly changing technology, evolving industry standards, changes in customer needs, heavy competition and frequent new product and service introductions. If we fail to develop new products and services or modify or improve existing products and services in response to these changes in technology, customer demands or industry standards, our products and services could become less competitive or obsolete.

 

We must respond to changing technology and industry standards in a timely and cost-effective manner. We may not be successful in using new technologies, developing new products and services or enhancing existing products and services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Furthermore, even if we successfully adapt our products and services, these new technologies or enhancements may not achieve market acceptance.

 

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A portion of business involves the use of software technology that we have developed or licensed. Industries involving the ownership and licensing of software-based intellectual property are characterized by frequent intellectual-property litigation, and we could face claims of infringement by others in the industry. Such claims are costly and add uncertainty to our operational results.

 

A portion of our business involves our ownership and licensing of software. This market space is characterized by frequent intellectual-property claims and litigation. We could be subject to claims of infringement of third-party intellectual-property rights resulting in significant expense and the potential loss of our own intellectual-property rights. From time to time, third parties may assert copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual-property rights to technologies that are important to our business. Any litigation to determine the validity of these claims, including claims arising through our contractual indemnification of our business partners, regardless of their merit or resolution, would likely be costly and time consuming and divert the efforts and attention of our management and technical personnel. If any such litigation resulted in an adverse ruling, we could be required to:

 

  pay substantial damages;
     
  cease the development, use, licensing or sale of infringing products;
     
  discontinue the use of certain technology; or
     
  obtain a license under the intellectual property rights of the third party claiming infringement, which license may not be available on reasonable terms or at all.

 

Our proprietary platform architectures and data tracking technology underlying certain of our services are complex and may contain unknown errors in design or implementation that could result in system performance failures or inability to scale.

 

The platform architecture, data tracking technology and integration layers underlying our proprietary platforms, our contract administration, procurement, timekeeping, content and network management, network services, device management, virtualized services, software automation and other tools, and back-end services are complex and include software and code used to generate customer invoices. This software and code is developed internally, licensed from third parties, or integrated by in-house personnel and third parties. Any of the system architecture, system administration, integration layers, software or code may contain errors, or may be implemented or interpreted incorrectly, particularly when they are first introduced or when new versions or enhancements to our tools and services are released. Consequently, our systems could experience performance failure or we may be unable to scale our systems, which may:

 

  adversely impact our relationship with customers and others who experience system failure, possibly leading to a loss of affected and unaffected customers;

 

  increase our costs related to product development or service delivery; or

 

  adversely affect our revenues and expenses.

 

Our business may be adversely affected by malicious applications that interfere with, or exploit security flaws in, our products and services.

 

Our business may be adversely affected by malicious applications that make changes to our customers’ computer systems and interfere with the operation and use of our products or products that impact our business. These applications may attempt to interfere with our ability to communicate with our customers’ devices. The interference may occur without disclosure to or consent from our customers, resulting in a negative experience that our customers may associate with our products and services. These applications may be difficult or impossible to uninstall or disable, may reinstall themselves and may circumvent other applications’ efforts to block or remove them. The ability to provide customers with a superior interactive marketing technology experience is critical to our success. If our efforts to combat these malicious applications fail, or if our products and services have actual or perceived vulnerabilities, there may be claims based on such failure or our reputation may be harmed, which would damage our business and financial condition.

 

We compete with other companies that have more resources, which puts us at a competitive disadvantage.

 

The market for interactive marketing technologies is generally highly competitive and we expect competition to increase in the future. Some of our competitors or potential competitors may have significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources than us. These competitors may be able to respond more rapidly than we can to new or emerging technologies or changes in customer requirements. They may also devote greater resources to the development, promotion and sale of their products than us.

 

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We expect competitors to continue to improve the performance of their current products and to introduce new products, services and technologies. Successful new product and service introductions or enhancements by our competitors could reduce sales and the market acceptance of our products and services, cause intense price competition or make our products and services obsolete. To be competitive, we must continue to invest significant resources in research and development, sales and marketing and customer support. If we do not have sufficient resources to make these investments or are unable to make the technological advances necessary to be competitive, our competitive position will suffer. Increased competition could result in price reductions, fewer customer orders, reduced margins and loss of market share. Our failure to compete successfully against current or future competitors could adversely affect our business and financial condition.

 

Our future success depends on key personnel and our ability to attract and retain additional personnel.

 

Our key personnel include:

 

  Richard Mills, our Chief Executive Officer;

 

  John Walpuck, our Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer; and

 

  Alan Levy, our Vice President and Corporate Controller.

 

If we fail to retain our key personnel or to attract, retain and motivate other qualified employees, our ability to maintain and develop our business may be adversely affected. Our future success depends significantly on the continued service of our key technical, sales and senior management personnel and their ability to execute our growth strategy. The loss of the services of our key employees could harm our business. We may be unable to retain our employees or to attract, assimilate and retain other highly qualified employees who could migrate to other employers who offer competitive or superior compensation packages.

 

Unpredictability in financing markets could impair our ability to grow our business through acquisitions.

 

We anticipate that opportunities to acquire similar businesses will materially depend on the availability of financing alternatives with acceptable terms. As a result, poor credit and other market conditions or uncertainty in financial markets could materially limit our ability to grow through acquisitions since such conditions and uncertainty make obtaining financing more difficult.

 

Our reliance on information management and transaction systems to operate our business exposes us to cyber incidents and hacking of our sensitive information if our outsourced service provider experiences a security breach.

 

Effective information security internal controls are necessary for us to protect our sensitive information from illegal activities and unauthorized disclosure in addition to denial of service attacks and corruption of our data. In addition, we rely on the information security internal controls maintained by our outsourced service provider. Breaches of our information management system could also adversely affect our business reputation. Finally, significant information system disruptions could adversely affect our ability to effectively manage operations or reliably report results.

 

Because our technology, products, platform, and services are complex and are deployed in and across complex environments, they may have errors or defects that could seriously harm our business.

 

Our technology, proprietary platforms, products and services are highly complex and are designed to operate in and across data centers, large and complex networks, and other elements of the digital media workflow that we do not own or control. On an ongoing basis, we need to perform proactive maintenance services on our platform and related software services to correct errors and defects. In the future, there may be additional errors and defects in our software that may adversely affect our services. We may not have in place adequate reporting, tracking, monitoring, and quality assurance procedures to ensure that we detect errors in our software in a timely manner. If we are unable to efficiently and cost-effectively fix errors or other problems that may be identified, or if there are unidentified errors that allow persons to improperly access our services, we could experience loss of revenues and market share, damage to our reputation, increased expenses and legal actions by our customers.

 

We may have insufficient network or server capacity, which could result in interruptions in our services and loss of revenues.

 

Our operations are dependent in part upon: network capacity provided by third-party telecommunications networks; data center services provider owned and leased infrastructure and capacity; the Company’s dedicated and virtualized server capacity located at its data center services provider partner and a geo-redundant micro-data center location; and the Company’s own infrastructure and equipment. Collectively, this infrastructure, equipment, and capacity must be sufficiently robust to handle all of our customers' web-traffic, particularly in the event of unexpected surges in high-definition video traffic and network services incidents. We may not be adequately prepared for unexpected increases in bandwidth and related infrastructure demands from our customers. In addition, the bandwidth we have contracted to purchase may become unavailable for a variety of reasons, including payment disputes, outages, or such service providers going out of business. Any failure of these service providers or the Company’s own infrastructure to provide the capacity we require, due to financial or other reasons, may result in a reduction in, or interruption of, service to our customers, leading to an immediate decline in revenue and possible additional decline in revenue as a result of subsequent customer losses.

 

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We do not have sufficient capital to engage in material research and development, which may harm our long-term growth.

 

In light of our limited resources in general, we have made no material investments in research and development over the past several years. This conserves capital in the short term. In the long term, as a result of our failure to invest in research and development, our technology and product offerings may not keep pace with the market and we may lose any existing competitive advantage. Over the long term, this may harm our revenues growth and our ability to become profitable.

 

Our business operations are susceptible to interruptions caused by events beyond our control.

 

Our business operations are susceptible to interruptions caused by events beyond our control. We are vulnerable to the following potential problems, among others:

 

  our platform, technology, products, and services and underlying infrastructure, or that of our key suppliers, may be damaged or destroyed by events beyond our control, such as fires, earthquakes, floods, power outages or telecommunications failures;

 

  we and our customers and/or partners may experience interruptions in service as a result of the accidental or malicious actions of Internet users, hackers or current or former employees;

 

  we may face liability for transmitting viruses to third parties that damage or impair their access to computer networks, programs, data or information. Eliminating computer viruses and alleviating other security problems may require interruptions, delays or cessation of service to our customers; and

 

  failure of our systems or those of our suppliers may disrupt service to our customers (and from our customers to their customers), which could materially impact our operations (and the operations of our customers), adversely affect our relationships with our customers and lead to lawsuits and contingent liability.

 

The occurrence of any of the foregoing could result in claims for consequential and other damages, significant repair and recovery expenses and extensive customer losses and otherwise have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

General global market and economic conditions may have an adverse impact on our operating performance and results of operations.

 

Our business has been and could continue to be affected by general global economic and market conditions. Weakness in the United States and worldwide economy has had and could continue to have a negative effect on our operating results, including a decrease in revenue and operating cash flow. To the extent our customers are unable to profitably leverage various forms of digital marketing technology and solutions, and/or the content we create, deliver and publish on their behalf, they may reduce or eliminate their purchase of our products and services. Such reductions in traffic would lead to a reduction in our revenues. Additionally, in a down-cycle economic environment, we may experience the negative effects of increased competitive pricing pressure, customer loss, slowdown in commerce over the Internet and corresponding decrease in traffic delivered over our network and failures by our customers to pay amounts owed to us on a timely basis or at all. Suppliers on which we rely for equipment, field services, servers, bandwidth, co-location and other services could also be negatively impacted by economic conditions that, in turn, could have a negative impact on our operations or revenues. Flat or worsening economic conditions may harm our operating results and financial condition.

 

The markets in which we operate are rapidly emerging, and we may be unable to compete successfully against existing or future competitors to our business.

 

The market in which we operate is becoming increasingly competitive. Our current competitors generally include general digital signage companies, specialized digital signage operators targeting certain vertical markets (e.g., financial services), content management software companies, or integrators and vertical solution providers who develop single implementations of content distribution, digital marketing technology, and related services. These competitors, including future new competitors who may emerge, may be able to develop a comparable or superior solution capabilities, software platform, technology stack, and/or series of services that provide a similar or more robust set of features and functionality than the technology, products and services we offer. If this occurs, we may be unable to grow as necessary to make our business profitable.

 

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Whether or not we have superior products, many of these current and potential future competitors have a longer operating history in their current respective business areas and greater market presence, brand recognition, engineering and marketing capabilities, and financial, technological and personnel resources than we do. Existing and potential competitors with an extended operating history, even if not directly related to our business, have an inherent marketing advantage because of the reluctance of many potential customers to entrust key operations to a company that may be perceived as unproven. In addition, our existing and potential future competitors may be able to use their extensive resources:

 

  to develop and deploy new products and services more quickly and effectively than we can;

 

  to develop, improve and expand their platforms and related infrastructures more quickly than we can;

 

  to reduce costs, particularly hardware costs, because of discounts associated with large volume purchases and longer term relationships and commitments;

 

  to offer less expensive products, technology, platform, and services as a result of a lower cost structure, greater capital reserves or otherwise;

 

  to adapt more swiftly and completely to new or emerging technologies and changes in customer requirements;

 

  to take advantage of acquisition and other opportunities more readily; and

 

  to devote greater resources to the marketing and sales of their products, technology, platform, and services.

 

If we are unable to compete effectively in our various markets, or if competitive pressures place downward pressure on the prices at which we offer our products and services, our business, financial condition and results of operations may suffer.

 

Risks Related to Our Securities and Our Company

 

Because of our early stage of operations and limited resources, we may not have in place various processes and protections common to more mature companies and may be more susceptible to adverse events.

 

We are in an early stage of operations and have limited resources after incurring a significant amount of restructuring and integration costs. As a result, we may not have in place systems, processes and protections that many of our competitors have or that may be essential to protect against various risks. For example, we have in place only limited resources and processes addressing human resources, timekeeping, data protection, business continuity, personnel redundancy, and knowledge institutionalization concerns. As a result, we are at risk that one or more adverse events in these and other areas may materially harm our business, balance sheet, revenues, expenses or prospects.

 

Failure to achieve and maintain effective internal controls could limit our ability to detect and prevent fraud and thereby adversely affect our business and stock price.

 

Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports. Nevertheless, all internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Our inability to maintain an effective control environment may cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information, which could in turn have a material adverse effect on our stock price. Importantly, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K discloses our finding of material weaknesses in our internal controls.

 

Our controlling shareholder possesses controlling voting power with respect to our common stock and voting preferred stock, which will limit your influence on corporate matters.

 

Our controlling shareholder, Slipstream Communications, LLC, has beneficial ownership of 42,265,111 shares of common stock, including common shares are beneficially owned by an affiliate of Slipstream Communications named Slipstream Funding, LLC. These shares represent beneficial ownership of approximately 54.21% of our common stock as of the date of this prospectus. As a result, Slipstream Funding has the ability to control our management and affairs through the election and removal of our entire Board of Directors and all other matters requiring shareholder approval, including the future merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets. This concentrated control could discourage others from initiating any potential merger, takeover or other change-of-control transaction that may otherwise be beneficial to our shareholders. Furthermore, this concentrated control will limit the practical effect of your participation in Company matters, through shareholder votes and otherwise.

 

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Our Articles of Incorporation grant our Board of Directors the power to issue additional shares of common and preferred stock and to designate other classes of preferred stock, all without shareholder approval.

 

Our authorized capital consists of 250 million shares of capital stock. Pursuant to authority granted by our Articles of Incorporation, our Board of Directors, without any action by our shareholders, may designate and issue shares in such classes or series (including other classes or series of preferred stock) as it deems appropriate and establish the rights, preferences and privileges of such shares, including dividends, liquidation and voting rights, provided it is consistent with Minnesota law. The rights of holders of other classes or series of stock that may be issued could be superior to the rights of holders of our common shares. The designation and issuance of shares of capital stock having preferential rights could adversely affect other rights appurtenant to shares of our common stock. Furthermore, any issuances of additional stock (common or preferred) will dilute the percentage of ownership interest of then-current holders of our capital stock and may dilute our book value per share.

 

Significant issuances of our common stock, or the perception that significant issuances may occur in the future, could adversely affect the market price for our common stock.

 

Significant actual or perceived potential future issuance our common stock could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. Generally, issuances of substantial amounts of common stock in the public market, and the availability of shares for future sale could adversely affect the prevailing market price of our common stock and could cause the market price of our common stock to remain low for a substantial amount of time.

 

We cannot foresee the impact of potential securities issuances of common shares on the market for our common stock, but it is possible that the market for our shares may be adversely affected, perhaps significantly. It is also unclear whether or not the market for our common stock could absorb a large number of attempted sales in a short period of time, regardless of the price at which they might be offered. Even if a substantial number of sales do not occur within a short period of time, the mere existence of this “market overhang” could have a negative impact on the market for our common stock and our ability to raise additional equity capital.

 

Our common stock trades only in an illiquid trading market.

 

Trading of our common stock is conducted on the OTC Markets (OTC Pink). This has an adverse effect on the liquidity of our common stock, not only in terms of the number of shares that can be bought and sold at a given price, but also through delays in the timing of transactions and reduction in security analysts’ and the media’s coverage of us and our common stock. This may result in lower prices for our common stock than might otherwise be obtained and could also result in a larger spread between the bid and asked prices for our common stock.

 

There is not now and there may not ever be an active market for shares of our common stock.

 

In general, there has been minimal trading volume in our common stock. The small trading volume will likely make it difficult for our shareholders to sell their shares as and when they choose. Furthermore, small trading volumes are generally understood to depress market prices. As a result, you may not always be able to resell shares of our common stock publicly at the time and prices that you feel are fair or appropriate.

 

We do not intend to pay dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. We will, however, pay dividends on our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock.

 

When permitted by Minnesota law, we are required to pay dividends to the holders of our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, each share of which carries a $1.00 stated value. There are presently approximately 5.9 million shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding and 1.7 million shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding. Our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock entitles its holders to:

 

  a cumulative 6% dividend, payable on a semi-annual basis in cash unless (i) we are unable to pay the dividend in cash under applicable law, or (ii) we have demonstrated positive cashflow during the prior quarter reported on our Form 10-Q, in which case we may at our election pay the dividend through the issuance of additional shares of preferred stock;

 

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  in the event of a liquidation or dissolution of the Company, a preference in the amount of all accrued but unpaid dividends plus the stated value of such shares before any payment shall be made or any assets distributed to the holders of any junior securities, including our common stock;

 

  convert their preferred shares into our common shares at a conversion rate of $0.255 per share, subject, however, to full-ratchet price protection in the event that we issue common stock below the then-current conversion price (subject to certain customary exceptions); and

 

  vote their preferred shares on an as-if-converted basis.

 

After August 20, 2017, we will have the right to call and redeem some or all of such preferred shares, subject to a 30-day notice period and certain other conditions, at a price equal to $1.00 per share plus accrued but unpaid dividends thereon. Holders of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock have no preemptive or cumulative-voting rights.

 

We do not anticipate that we will pay any dividends for the foreseeable future on our common stock. Accordingly, any return on an investment in us will be realized only when you sell shares of our common stock. When legally permitted, we must expect to pay dividends to our preferred shareholders.

 

We do not have significant tangible assets that could be sold upon liquidation.

 

We have nominal tangible assets. As a result, if we become insolvent or otherwise must dissolve, there will be no tangible assets to liquidate and no corresponding proceeds to disburse to our shareholders. If we become insolvent or otherwise must dissolve, shareholders will likely not receive any cash proceeds on account of their shares.

 

ITEM 1B UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

None.

 

ITEM 2 PROPERTIES

 

Our corporate headquarters are currently located at 24 Audrey Place, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004. We have approximately 18,000 square-feet of space. The corporate phone number is (201) 244-9911. The monthly lease payment for this property is currently $19,743 and escalates to $22,974 by the end of the lease term on September 2020. We have entered into a sublet agreement for half of this property for $10,304 per month. We lease office space of approximately 10,000 square feet to support our Canadian operations at a facility located at 4510 Rhodes Drive, Suite 800, Windsor, Ontario under a lease through June 30, 2016 with a monthly rental of $3,802 CAD per month. We also lease warehouse and office space of approximately 6,445 square feet for our Kentucky operations located at 13100 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, Kentucky under a lease agreement through May 30, 2021. The monthly lease payment for this property is $382.50 for September 1, 2015 through August 30, 2016 and $5,382.50 for September 1, 2016 through May 30, 2021.

 

ITEM 3 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS  

 

Litigation

 

We are involved in a variety of legal claims and proceedings related to our business described in Notes 9 and 17 to the Company’s financial statements, Commitments and Contingencies and Subsequent Events, respectively.

 

While we are unable to predict the ultimate outcome of these ordinary course claims and proceedings, management believes there is not a reasonable possibility that the costs and liabilities of such ordinary course matters, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

ITEM 4 MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5 MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Market Information

 

Our common stock is listed for trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, the “OTCQB,” under the symbol “CREX.” The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Computershare Limited, 401 2nd Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401. The following table sets forth the high and low bid prices for our common stock as reported by the OTC Markets in 2015 and 2014. These quotations reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, markdown, or commission, and may not represent actual transactions. Trading in the Company’s common stock during the period represented was sporadic, exemplified by low trading volume and many days during which no trades occurred. Prior to September 17, 2014, our common stock traded under the symbol “RNIN.”

 

   High   Low 
2015        
First Quarter  $0.40   $0.20 
Second Quarter  $0.31   $0.17 
Third Quarter  $0.25   $0.13 
Fourth Quarter  $0.30   $0.13 

 

   High   Low 
2014        
First Quarter  $1.13   $0.53 
Second Quarter  $0.89   $0.60 
Third Quarter  $0.75   $0.41 
Fourth Quarter  $0.73   $0.20 

  

Shareholders

 

As of March 29, 2016, there were approximately 799 holders of record of our common stock.

 

Dividend Policy

 

We have never declared or paid cash dividends on our common stock. We currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to operate and expand our business, and we do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Any payment of cash dividends in the future will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend upon our results of operations, earnings, capital requirements, contractual restrictions and other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors.

 

Holders of our common stock are entitled to share pro rata in dividends and distributions with respect to the common stock when, as and if declared by our Board of Directors out of funds legally available therefor. We have not paid any dividends on our common stock and intend to retain earnings, if any, to finance the development and expansion of our business. In addition, we must first pay dividends on our Series A and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, which have priority over any dividends to be paid to holders of our common stock. The current dividend payable to the holders of Series A and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock has been satisfied through the issuance of additional preferred stock. The current dividend for the Series A and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock aggregates to up to approximately $230 on a semi-annual basis (which we may be able to satisfy our dividend-payment obligations relating to the Series A and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock through the issuance of additional shares of preferred stock). Other than with respect to shares of Series A and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, future dividend policy is subject to the sole discretion of our Board of Directors and will depend upon a number of factors, including future earnings, capital requirements and our financial condition.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

See “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters” in Item 12 for information regarding securities authorized for issuance under our equity compensation plans.

 

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Sales of Unregistered Securities During the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015

 

Common Stock

 

In December 2015, we entered into an Exchange Agreement with an accredited investor who held a warrant, dated February 18, 2015, for the purchase of up to 1,515,152 shares of our common stock. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, we issued 975,000 shares of our common stock to the investor in exchange for the investor’s surrender of the warrant.

 

Secured Promissory Notes

 

On December 28, 2015, we offered and sold to certain accredited investors, or “Investors,” secured promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1,250,000 and five-year warrants to purchase up to 2,232,143 shares of Creative Realities’ common stock at a per-share price of $0.28 (subject to adjustment), all pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement. The gross proceeds totaled $1,250,000. Our principal subsidiaries — Creative Realities, LLC, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and Conexus World Global, LLC — were also parties to the Securities Purchase Agreement and are co-makers of the secured convertible promissory notes. Obligations under the secured convertible promissory notes are secured by a grant of collateral security in all of the tangible assets of the co-makers pursuant to the terms of an Amended and Restated Security Agreement.

 

The secured promissory notes bear interest at the annual rate of 14% (12% payable in cash and 2% payable in the form of additional principal) with an initial maturity date of April 15, 2017, which may be extended at the sole discretion of each Investor to October 15, 2017. At any time prior to the maturity date, the Investors may convert the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest into Creative Realities’ common stock at a conversion price currently equal to $0.28 per-share (subject to adjustment).

 

In connection with the Securities Purchase Agreement, we and the Investors entered into Registration Rights Agreement requiring Creative Realities to file an initial registration statement, on or prior to February 11, 2016, under the Securities Act of 1933 to register the resale of the shares of its common stock issuable upon conversion of the secured notes and upon exercise of the warrants, and to subsequently use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act of 1933. The initial registration statement was filed on February 11, 2016.

 

On October 26, 2015, Creative Realities, Inc. entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $300 together with a five-year warrant to purchase up to 535,714 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.28, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. Our principal subsidiaries — Creative Realities, LLC, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and Conexus World Global, LLC — were also parties to the Securities Purchase Agreement and are co-makers of the secured convertible promissory note. Obligations under the secured convertible promissory note are secured by a grant of collateral security in all of the personal property of the co-makers pursuant to the terms of a security agreement.

 

The secured convertible promissory note bears interest at the rate of 14% per annum. Of this amount, 12% per annum is payable monthly in cash, and the remaining 2% per annum is payable in the form an additional principal through increases in the principal amount of the note. Upon the consummation of a change in control transaction of the company or a default, interest on the secured convertible promissory note will increase to the rate of 17% per annum. The secured convertible promissory note matures on April 15, 2017, unless the holder of a note elects to extend the maturity date for an additional six-month period, in which case such note will mature on October 15, 2017. At any time prior to the maturity date, the holder of a promissory note may convert the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest into our common stock at a conversion rate of $0.28 per share, subject to adjustment. We may not prepay the secured convertible promissory note prior to the maturity date. The secured convertible promissory note contains other customary terms. In connection with the offer and sale of the above-described secured convertible promissory note, we paid commissions to a placement agent aggregating $15.

 

On October 15, 2015, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor under which it offered and sold a $500 14% interest secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $500 together with an immediately exercisable five-year warrant to purchase up to 892,857 shares of common stock at a per-share price of $0.28, in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The interest is payable 12% in cash and 2% as additional principal amount to the note. In connection with the offer and sale of the above-described secured convertible promissory note, we paid commissions to a placement agent aggregating $25. 

 

ITEM 6 SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 7 MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Forward-Looking Statements 

 

The following discussion contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Although we believe that, in making any such statement, our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, any such statement may be influenced by factors that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. When used in the following discussion, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, certain of which are beyond our control, are set forth in Item 1A under the caption “Risk Factors.”

 

Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we cannot be certain that any of the events anticipated by forward-looking statements will occur or, if any of them do occur, what impact they will have on us. We caution you to keep in mind the cautions and risks described in this document and to refrain from attributing undue certainty to any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of the document in which they appear. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement.

 

Overview

 

Creative Realities, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation that provides innovative digital marketing technology solutions to retailers, brand marketers, venue-operators, enterprises, non-profits and other organizations throughout the United States and a growing number of international markets. Our technology and solutions include: digital merchandising systems, interactive digital shopping assistants and kiosks, mobile digital marketing platforms, digital way-finding platforms, digital menu board systems, dynamic signage, and other digital marketing technologies. We enable our clients’ engagement with consumers by using combinations of our technology and solutions that interact with mobile, social media, point-of-sale, wireless networks and web-based platforms. We have expertise in a broad range of existing and emerging digital marketing technologies, as well as the following related aspects of our business: content, network management, and connected device software and firmware platforms; customized software service layers; hardware platforms; digital media workflows; and proprietary processes and automation tools. We believe we are one of the world’s leading digital marketing technology companies focused on helping retailers and brands use the latest technologies to create better shopping experiences. 

 

Our main operations are conducted directly through Creative Realities, Inc. (f/k/a Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.), and under our wholly owned subsidiaries Creative Realities, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., a Canadian corporation, and ConeXus World Global, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company.

 

We generate revenue in this business by:

 

  consulting with our customers to determine the technologies and solutions required to achieve their specific goals, strategies and objectives;

 

  designing our customers’ digital marketing experiences, content and interfaces;

 

  engineering the systems architecture delivering the digital marketing experiences we design – both software and hardware – and integrating those systems into a customized, reliable and effective digital marketing experience;

 

  managing the efficient, timely and cost-effective deployment of our digital marketing technology solutions for our customers;

 

  delivering and updating the content of our digital marketing technology solutions using a suite of advanced media, content and network management software products; and

 

  maintaining our customers’ digital marketing technology solutions by: providing content production and related services; creating additional software-based features and functionality; hosting the solutions; monitoring solution service levels; and responding to and/or managing remote or onsite field service maintenance, troubleshooting and support calls.

 

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These activities generate revenue through: bundled-solution sales; service fees for consulting, experience design, content development and production, software development, engineering, implementation, and field services; software license fees; and maintenance and support services related to our software, managed systems and solutions.

 

Our Sources of Revenue

 

We generate revenue through digital marketing solution sales, which include system hardware, professional and implementation services, software design and development, software licensing, deployment, and maintenance and support services.

 

We currently market and sell our technology and solutions primarily through our sales and business development personnel, but we also utilize agents, strategic partners, and lead generators who provide us with access to additional sales, business development and licensing opportunities.

 

Our Expenses

 

Our expenses are primarily comprised of three categories: sales and marketing, research and development, and general and administrative. Sales and marketing expenses include salaries and benefits for our sales, business development solution management and marketing personnel, and commissions paid on sales. This category also includes amounts spent on marketing networking events, promotional materials, hardware and software to prospective new customers, including those expenses incurred in trade shows and product demonstrations, and other related expenses. Our research and development expenses represent the salaries and benefits of those individuals who develop and maintain our proprietary software platforms and other software applications we design and sell to our customers. Our general and administrative expenses consist of corporate overhead, including administrative salaries, real property lease payments, salaries and benefits for our corporate officers and other expenses such as legal and accounting fees.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company's significant accounting policies are described in Note 2 of the Company’s consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this filing. The Company’s consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Certain accounting policies involve significant judgments, assumptions, and estimates by management that could have a material impact on the carrying value of certain assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

3.  Revenue Recognition

 

We recognize revenue primarily from these sources:

 

 

Hardware

     
  System hardware sales
     
 

Services and other

     
  Professional and implementation services
     
  Software design and development services
     
  Software and software license sales
     
  Maintenance and support services

 

We recognize revenue in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 910, Contractors-Construction, ASC 605, Revenue Recognition, ASC 605-25, Accounting for Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables. and ASC subtopic 985-605, Software. In the event of a multiple-element arrangement, we evaluate each element of the transaction to determine if it represents a separate unit of accounting, taking into account all factors following the guidelines set forth in FASB ASC 985-605-25-5:

 

(i)persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists;
(ii)delivery has occurred, which is when product title transfers to the customer, or services have been rendered;
(iii)customer payments are fixed or determinable and free of contingencies and significant uncertainties; and
(iv)collection is reasonably assured. If it is determined that collection of a fee is not reasonably assured, we defer the revenue and recognize it at the time collection becomes reasonably assured, which is generally upon receipt of cash payment, revenues are reported on a gross basis.

 

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We enter into arrangements with customers that include a combination of software products, system hardware, maintenance and support, or installation and training services. We allocate the total arrangement fee among the various elements of the arrangement based on the relative fair value of each of the undelivered elements determined by vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE). In software arrangements for which we do not have VSOE of fair value for all elements, revenue is deferred until the earlier of when VSOE is determined for the undelivered elements (residual method) or when all elements for which we do not have VSOE of fair value have been delivered. We have determined VSOE of fair value for each of its products and services.

 

The VSOE for maintenance and support services is based upon the renewal rate for continued service arrangements. The VSOE for installation and training services is established based upon pricing for the services. The VSOE for software and licenses is based on the normal pricing and discounting for the product when sold separately.

 

Each element of our multiple-element arrangements qualifies for separate accounting. Nevertheless, when a sale includes both software and maintenance, we defer revenue under the residual method of accounting. Under this method, the undelivered maintenance and support fees included in the price of software is amortized ratably over the period the services are provided. We defer maintenance and support fees based upon the customer’s renewal rate for these services.

 

System hardware sales

 

Included in “hardware” are system hardware sales which is revenue recognized generally upon shipment of the product or customer acceptance depending upon contractual arrangements with the customer. Shipping charges billed to customers are included in sales and the related shipping costs are included in cost of sales.

 

Services and Other

 

Included in “services and other” revenue is professional and implementation services, software design and development services, software and software license sales and maintenance and support services revenue.

 

Professional and implementation services

 

Included in “services and other” are professional services revenue, which is derived primarily from consulting services related to the design and development of various marketing experiences, and content development and management. The majority of professional services and accompanying agreements qualify for separate accounting.

 

Included in “services and other” are implementation services revenue that is derived from implementation, maintenance and support contracts, content development, software development and training.

 

These services are bid either on a fixed-fee basis, time-and-materials basis or both. For time-and-materials contracts, we recognize revenue as services are performed. For fixed-fee contracts, we recognize revenue upon completion of specific contractual milestones, by using the percentage-of-completion method.

 

Software design and development services

 

Included in “services and other” are contracts for technology integration consulting services where we design/redesign, build and implement new or enhanced systems applications and related processes for clients are recognized on the percentage-of-completion method. The percentage-of-completion accounting involves calculating the percentage of services provided during the reporting period compared to the total estimated services to be provided over the duration of the contract. Estimated revenues from applying the percentage-of-completion method include estimated incentives for which achievement of defined goals is deemed probable. Contract costs include all direct material, labor, subcontractors, certain indirect costs, such as indirect labor, equipment costs, supplies, tools and depreciation costs. Selling, general and administrative costs are charges to expense as incurred. This method is followed where reasonably dependable estimates of revenues and costs can be made. We measure progress for completion based on either the hours worked as a percentage of the total number of hours of the project or by delivery and customer acceptance of specific milestones as outlined per the terms of the agreement with the customer. Estimates of total contract revenue and costs are continuously monitored during the term of the contract, and recorded revenue and costs are subject to revision as the contract progresses. Such revisions may result in increases or decreases to revenue and income and are reflected in the financial statements in the periods in which they are first identified. If estimates indicate that a contract loss will occur, a loss provision is recorded in the period in which the loss first becomes probable and reasonably estimable. Contract losses are determined to be the amount by which the estimated direct and indirect costs of the contract exceed the estimated total revenue that will be generated by the contract and are included in cost of sales and classified in accrued expenses in the balance sheet. Our presentation of revenue recognized on a contract completion basis has been consistently applied for all periods presented.

  

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Software and software license sales

 

Included in “services and other” software and software license sales are recognized when a fixed fee order has been received and delivery has occurred to the customer. We assess whether the fee is fixed or determinable and free of contingencies based upon signed agreements received from the customer confirming terms of the transaction. Software is delivered to customers electronically or on a CD-ROM, and license files are delivered electronically.

 

Maintenance and support services

 

Included in “services and other” is maintenance and support services revenue. This consists of software updates and various forms of support services. Software updates provide customers with rights to unspecified software product upgrades and maintenance releases and patches released during the term of the support period. Support includes access to technical support personnel for software and hardware issues. We also offer a hosting service through our network operations center, or NOC, allowing the ability to monitor and support its customers’ networks 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This revenue is recognized ratably over the term of the contract, which is typically one to three years. Maintenance and support is renewable by the customer. Rates for maintenance and support, including subsequent renewal rates, are typically established based upon a fee per location, per device, or a specified percentage of net software license fees as set forth in the arrangement. We support agreement fees are based on the level of service provided to its customers, which can range from monitoring the health of a customer’s network to supporting a sophisticated web-portal to managing the end-to-end hardware and software of a digital marketing system.

 

Costs and estimated earnings recognized in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts are recorded as unbilled services and are included in work-in-process on the balance sheet. Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts are recorded as deferred revenue until revenue recognition criteria are met. Unbilled receivables are a normal part of our business as some receivables are invoiced in the month following shipment or completion of services. Our policy is to present any taxes imposed on revenue-producing transactions on a net basis.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Our unsecured accounts receivable are customer obligations due under normal trade terms, carried at their face value less an allowance for doubtful accounts. As discussed in Note 3, we have entered into a factoring arrangement with Allied Affiliated Funding for the majority of our accounts receivable. We determine our allowance for doubtful accounts based on the evaluation of the aging of its accounts receivable and on a customer-by-customer analysis of its high-risk customers. Our reserves contemplate our historical loss rate on receivables, specific customer situations and the economic environments in which we operate. We determine past-due accounts receivable on a customer-by-customer basis. Accounts receivable are written off after all reasonable collection efforts have failed.

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net identifiable assets acquired in a purchase business combination and is tested annually at September 30 for impairment or tested for impairment more frequently if events and circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired. An impairment loss is recognized to the extent that the carrying value exceeds the asset’s fair value. The Company has one reporting unit and the Company determines the fair value of the reporting unit and compares it to its carrying value. Second, if the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized for any excess of the carrying amount of the reporting unit’s goodwill over the implied fair value of that goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the reporting unit in a manner similar to a purchase price allocation, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805, Business Combinations. The residual fair value after this allocation is the implied fair value of the reporting unit goodwill. The fair values calculated in the Company’s impairment tests are determined using discounted cash flow models involving several assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, anticipated operating income growth rates, the Company’s long-term anticipated operating income growth rate and the discount rate. The Company’s cash flow forecasts are based on assumptions that are consistent with the plans and estimates the Company is using to manage the underlying businesses. The assumptions that are used are based upon what the Company believes a hypothetical marketplace participant would use in estimating fair value. The Company evaluates the reasonableness of the fair value calculations of its reporting unit by comparing the total of the fair value of all of the Company’s reporting units to the Company’s total market capitalization. The Company bases its fair value estimates on assumptions it believes to be reasonable but that are unpredictable and inherently uncertain. In addition, the Company’s market capitalization could fluctuate from time to time. Such fluctuation may be an indicator of possible impairment of goodwill if the Company’s market capitalization falls below its book value. If this situation occurs, the Company will perform the required detailed analysis to determine if there is impairment.

 

The Company performed its annual impairment test at September 30, 2015 and determined there was no impairment of goodwill. This impairment test did not include ConeXus World Global, LLC as the acquisition did not occur until October 15, 2015. At year end, the Company updated its impairment analysis for goodwill and determined there was no impairment based on the projected future cash flows to be generated from the reporting unit.

  

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Intangible assets include the following and are being amortized over their estimated useful lives as follows:

 

Acquired Intangible Asset:   Amortization Period: (years)
     
Technology platform and patents   4 and 5

Trademark

  5
Customer relationships   3

 

Intangible assets are evaluated for impairment if events and circumstances warrant by comparing the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying amount. The impairment evaluation involves testing the recoverability of the asset on an undiscounted cash-flow basis, and, if the asset is not recoverable, recognizing impairment charge, if necessary, to reduce the asset’s carrying amount to its fair value. The Company determined that no impairment exists at December 31, 2015

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

In accordance with ASC 360, Property, Plant, and Equipment, long-lived assets, such as property, plant and equipment, and purchased intangibles subject to amortization, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the estimated undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If the carrying value of an asset exceeds its estimated future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying value of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. No impairment was determined.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability method under which deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis. The Company measures deferred tax assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates expected to be applied to taxable income in the years in which those differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The Company recognizes in income the effect of a change in tax rates on deferred tax assets and liabilities in the period that includes the enactment date. The Company believes based on the facts and circumstances a fully valuation allowance is necessary as it is more than likely the deferred taxes are not realizable as of December 31, 2015 or the date of the business combination.

  

Deferred Income Taxes

 

Deferred income taxes are recognized in the financial statements for the tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their financial reporting amounts based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates. Temporary differences arise from net operating losses, reserves for uncollectible accounts receivable and inventory, differences in depreciation and amortization methods, and accrued expenses. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with FASB ASC 718-10, which requires the measurements and recognition of compensation expense for all stock-based payments including warrants, stock options, restricted stock grants and stock bonuses based on estimated fair value. For purposes of determining estimated fair value, the Company computes the estimated fair values of stock options using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value of restricted stock and stock award grants are determined based on the number of shares granted and the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. Compensation expense for all share-based payment awards is recognized using the straight-line amortization method over the vesting period.

 

The Company applies the guidance of FASB ASC 718-10-S99-1 for purposes of determining the expected term for stock options. The Company calculates the estimated expected life based upon historical exercise data. The Company uses historical closing stock price volatility for a period equal to the period its common stock has been trading publicly. The dividend yield assumption is based on the Company’s history and expectation of no future dividend payouts.

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

“FASB ASC 820-10,” Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, requires disclosure of the estimated fair value of an entity’s financial instruments. Such disclosures, which pertain to the Company’s financial instruments, do not purport to represent the aggregate net fair value of the Company.

  

Business Realignment, Integration, and Restructuring

 

Background

 

In late June 2014, we began the planning process for the anticipated closing of the August 2014 merger transactions described herein. In July 2015, we began the planning process for the anticipated closing of the October 2015 merger transactions described herein. These planning processes have included reviews of some or all of our: existing client relationships and agreements; sales and account management practices; software, service and product pricing; portfolio of product and solution offerings; technology platforms; operating processes, practices and procedures; information systems; management reporting; leadership and management teams; personnel; contractors and vendors; facilities; and other matters. These reviews have resulted in our initiating the actions listed below.

 

Our primary objective in undertaking these actions was to realign, integrate and restructure our operations on an ongoing basis to achieve operating profitability, and ultimately achieve and maintain positive cash flows from operations as soon as practicable.

 

Actions

 

Since late June 2014 we have initiated each of the actions set forth below, among others. Each action is designed to improve the efficiency of our operations, increase our revenues, and reduce our cost structure. Each action is ongoing and subject to continuous review and improvement.

 

  Realigning and reorganizing our sales, account management, and business development personnel, priorities, and operating practices;

 

  Reviewing the project and service profitability of existing client relationships (e.g., pricing, agreements, service commitments, resources consumed) and winding down, terminating or renewing certain client relationships with modified business terms;

 

  Terminating, replacing, and/or insourcing, certain vendors, contractors and consultants; 

 

  Relocating, consolidating, and then making our network operations center geographically redundant, while improving role definition and changing service and installation practices and procedures;

 

  Implementing an initiative at the management level designed to identify and execute upon a series of tasks and activities targeting operational improvements, cost reductions, and revenue enhancements;

 

  Overhauling certain of the Company’s client-facing master agreements to become more client-centric; support the Company’s comprehensive and unique offering of services, software and products; and strengthen certain protections and rights of the Company;

 

  Implementing and enforcing certain unified practices across the consolidated Company, including: project management; service dispatch; help desk and Level 2-3 support; proposal development; billing; accounting; client-facing service agreement; and various administrative matters;

 

  Consolidating and optimizing our facilities footprint, and related personnel and operations, including subletting portions of certain facilities, and subletting or terminating leases for entire locations;

 

  Restructuring our workforce and reducing our monthly payroll expense;

 

  Optimizing the size, roles and responsibilities, reporting structures, total payroll and incentive compensation related to our leadership team across the realigned, integrated and restructured Company;

 

  Enhancing the features, capabilities, functionality, service and presentation layers, tools, and performance of our existing content and network management systems to support the evolving needs and requirements of our clients;

 

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  Upgrading or discontinuing certain versions our content and network management systems and system components in production, reducing overall development and future support costs;

 

  Improving the training, documentation, operational expertise and knowledgebase of our employees responsible for client implementations and solutions involving third party content and network management software provided by our channel partners or required by our clients;

 

  Upgrading, modifying and adapting our enterprise resource planning/customer relationship management (ERP/CRM) information system to our new organization, processes, service model, and management reporting needs;

 

  Upgrading and improving the integration of our accounting system with our ERP/CRM system, and related processes; and

 

  Transforming the culture and personnel from that of the stand-alone predecessor companies to one focused much more on being client-centric, profitable, and accountable to our clients, our co-workers, and ultimately our shareholders.

 

We believe Creative Realities, Inc. is uniquely positioned to achieve the following objectives: (i) become a global leader in helping our clients manage their digital assets and improve their shopping experiences; (ii) achieve, maintain and subsequently increase operating profitability given the ongoing business realignment, integration and restructuring summarized herein; and (iii) serve as a platform for industry consolidation by selectively acquiring, realigning and integrating other companies in our industry sector. 

 

We plan to continue to execute upon the actions summarized above, and initiate additional actions in connection with our existing operations, the acquisitions referenced in this Report, and potential additional acquisitions in the future.

 

Results of Operations

 

Note: All dollar amounts reported in Results of Operations are in thousands, except per-share information.

 

Year Ended December 31, 2015 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2014

 

The tables presented below compare our results of operations from one period to another, and present the results for each period and the change in those results from one period to another in both dollars and percentage change.

 

Our consolidated comparisons include certain historical data, transaction entries, journal entries, and chart of account classifications that are not uniformly consistent across Creative Realities, LLC, Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. Broadcast International, Inc. and ConeXus World Global, LLC. As a result, certain assessments and qualitative descriptions related to our consolidated results cannot be compared directly, and may not fully or accurately reflect actual changes in the specific statement of operations line-item category or subcategory at this time.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2015, the financial results of ConeXus was incorporated from the acquisition date of October 15, 2015 through the year ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2014, the financial results of WRT were incorporated beginning from the merger date of August 20, 2014 through the year ended December 31, 2014. As a result of these recent mergers, the results of operations may not be entirely comparable and the variances are explained in more detail in the analysis below.

 

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The columns present the following:

 

  The first two data columns in the table show the dollar results for each period presented.
     
 

The column entitled “Dollars” show the change in results, in dollars. The column entitled “%” show the change in percentages.

 

   For the Years Ended         
   December 31,   Change 
   2015   2014   Dollars   % 
Sales   $11,471   $13,418   $(1,947)   -15%
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)   7,869    10,052    (2,183)   -22%
Gross profit   3,602    3,366    236    7%
Sales and marketing expenses   1,114    1,179    (65)   -6%
Research and development expenses   804    492    312    63%
General and administrative expenses   6,947    5,764    1,183    20%
Depreciation and amortization expense   2,027    817    1,210    148%
Total operating expenses   10,892    8,252    2,640    32%
Operating loss   (7,290)   (4,886)   (2,404)   49%
Other income (expenses):             -      
Interest expense   (1,286)   (32)   (1,254)   NM 
Other expense   (114)   (8)   (106)   NM 
Change in fair value of warrant liability   1,081    1,127    (46)   -4%
Total other expense   (319)   1,087    (1,406)   -129%
Net loss before income taxes   (7,609)   (3,799)   (3,810)    NM  
Provision for income taxes   (358)   -    (358)   NM 
Net loss  $(7,967)  $(3,799)  $(4,168)   110%

 

NM - not meaningful

 

Sales

 

Sales decreased by $1,947 or 15% in 2015 compared to 2014. This decrease was primarily due to three factors. First, in 2014, the Company recognized approximately $1,533 in revenue related to a significant revenue project implementation for one customer in 2014 with no nonrecurring project revenue for the same customer in 2015. Second, beginning in approximately April 2015, the Company initiated a significant realignment and reorganization of the Company’s sales, account management, and business development personnel which resulted in a significantly reduced sales pipeline, and a reduction in July – December customer sales generally. Third, the Company terminated a customer relationship in August, 2015 in connection with the same initiative, resulting in a reduction of sales for the year ended December 31, 2015 compared to the year ended December 31, 2014. These decreases were offset by $1.6 million of additional revenue from ConeXus, who we merged with on October 15, 2015.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit margin on a percentage basis increased to 32% in 2015 from 25% in 2014, and increased by $236 in absolute dollars during the same period. The increase in gross profit margin and increase in absolute dollars are the result of the acquisition of ConeXus, the improved mix of higher margin services, lower hardware sales, as well the winding down, termination or renewal of certain customer relationships with modified business terms as a result of its realignment and reorganization initiative.

 

Sales and Marketing Expenses

 

Sales and marketing expenses generally include the salaries, taxes, and benefits of our sales and marketing personnel, as well as trade show activities, travel, and other related sales and marketing costs. Total sales and marketing expenses decreased 6% to $1,114 in 2015 from $1,179 in 2014. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in marketing and related trade show expenses.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

Research and development expenses increased to $804 in 2015 compared to $492 in 2014. The increase is attributable to the payroll related expenses of our software development personnel and consultants responsible for maintaining, supporting and enhancing our proprietary content management system platforms acquired in connection with the Wireless Ronin reverse merger completed in August 2014.

 

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General and Administrative Expenses

 

Total general and administrative expenses increased 20% or $1,183 to $6,947 in 2015 from $5,764 in 2014. The increases were primarily due to $623 general and administrative costs of ConeXus, $432 of severance costs, $230 of bad debt relating to the customer termination referenced above and loss on the termination of leases of $371. We also experienced increases in commercial and employee related insurance costs of $122, and legal and accounting fees of $321 in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

 

Depreciation and Amortization Expenses

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased 148% to $2,027 in 2015 from $817 in 2014 primarily as a result of the amortization of intangible assets acquired in the WRT merger transaction.

  

Liquidity and Capital Resources 

 

We incurred net losses and negative cash flows from operating activities for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. At December 31, 2015, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1,361 and a working capital deficit of $(4,526). Cash used in operating activities for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $(1,982) and $(3,719), respectively. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Management believes that, despite its losses to date and while we can provide no assurance that our ongoing integration efforts will be successful, the operations of the combined Company resulting from the completed acquisitions and related restructuring actions will provide greater sales, margin, scale and operating efficiencies, all of which we believe will ultimately lead to operating profitability and positive cash flows from operations.

 

See Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of the Company’s debt obligations.

 

Operating Activities

 

We do not currently generate positive cash flow. Our operational costs have been greater than sales generated to date. As of December 31, 2015, we had an accumulated deficit of $(14,614). The cash flow used in operating activities was $(1,982) and ($3,719) for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The majority of the cash consumed by operations for both periods was attributed to our net losses of $(7,967) and $(3,799) for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Included in our net losses were non-cash charges consisting of depreciation, and amortization of warrants related to convertible preferred stock / issued for debt-issuance costs, change in warrant liability, stock-based compensation and changes in the allowance for doubtful accounts totaling $1,572 and $168 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities during the year ended December 31, 2015 was $(580) compared to $(1,976) during 2014. The increase in cash used in investing activities is primarily related to the acquisition of ConeXus. We currently do not have any material commitments for capital expenditures as of December 31, 2015, nor do we anticipate any significant expenditures in 2016.

  

Financing Activities

 

Net cash provided by financing activities during the year ended December 31, 2015 was $3,350 compared to $6,160 in 2014. The decrease is mainly due to net effect of less sales of preferred stock and warrants and an increase in debt financing.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

During the year ended December 31, 2015, we did not engage in any off-balance sheet arrangements set forth in Item 303(a) (4) of Regulation S-K.

 

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Contractual Obligations

 

We have no material commitments for capital expenditures, and we do not anticipate any significant capital expenditures in 2016.

 

ITEM 7A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We do not believe our operations are currently subject to significant market risks for interest rates or other relevant market price risks of a material nature.

 

Foreign exchange rate fluctuations may adversely impact our consolidated financial position as well as our consolidated results of operations. Foreign exchange rate fluctuations may adversely impact our financial position as the assets and liabilities of our Canadian operations are translated into U.S. dollars in preparing our consolidated balance sheet. These gains or losses are recognized in income.

 

ITEM 8 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

See Index to Consolidated Financial Statements on Page F-1.

 

ITEM 9 CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

  (a) Termination of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

 

Effective as of October 15, 2015, the Board of Directors of Creative Realities, Inc. (formerly Creative Realities, LLC) has dismissed Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

 

The reports of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP on the company’s consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in equity and cash flows for the years then ended, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s report for the year ended December 31, 2013 included an explanatory paragraph referring to the company’s going concern uncertainty.

 

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, and through October 15, 2015, there were no disagreements with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreement(s), if not resolved to the satisfaction of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with their reports on the company’s financial statements for such periods.

 

Further, there were no reportable events, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K, during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, and through October 15, 2015, except in its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, the company’s management identified certain material weaknesses in internal controls relating to deficient processes to close the consolidated monthly financial statements, recognize revenue from sales orders, track and value inventory, and failure to have an independent financial expert on its Board of Directors. Consequently, the company’s management concluded that its internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of December 31, 2014.

 

Creative Realities, Inc. has provided Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP with a copy of the foregoing disclosure and requested that Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP provide the company with a letter addressed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the company in response to this item.

 

  (b) Engagement of EisnerAmper LLP

 

Effective as of October 15, 2015, the Board of Directors of Creative Realities, Inc. has engaged EisnerAmper LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm to audit the company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.

 

Prior to the engagement of EisnerAmper LLP, neither Creative Realities, Inc. nor anyone on behalf of the company consulted with EisnerAmper LLP during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, and through October 15, 2015, in any manner regarding either: (a) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the company’s financial statements, or (b) a disagreement or a reportable event, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) and (v), respectively, of Regulation S-K.

 

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ITEM 9A CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain a system of disclosure controls and procedures that is designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. Disclosure controls and procedures also include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and Board of Directors, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Financial Officer and VP, Corporate Controller, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)). Based on this evaluation, we concluded as of December 31, 2015 that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective at the reasonable assurance level due to the material weaknesses described below.

 

In light of the material weaknesses described below, additional analyses and other procedures were performed to ensure that our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K were prepared in accordance with GAAP. These measures included expanded year-end closing procedures, the dedication of significant internal resources and reconciliations and management’s own internal reviews, and efforts to remediate the material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting described below. As a result of these measures, management concluded that our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K present fairly, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows as of the dates, and for the periods, presented in conformity with GAAP.

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting 

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting.  Internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f), is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

  pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;
     
  provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and
     
  provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on our financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.  All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.

 

Due to the Company’s acquisition in 2015 of ConeXus, the Company excluded this entity (representing 2% of total assets and 14% of total sales at December 31, 2015) from the scope of our assessment of the effectiveness of the internal controls over financial reporting of the Company.

 

The Company identified that, while certain improvements did occur in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting for the year ended December 31, 2015, internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of December 31, 2015 and that material weaknesses exist including: a deficient process to close the monthly consolidated financial statements and prepare comprehensive and timely account analysis, and adequately document cost estimates in support of revenue recognition under percentage of completion. In addition, Creative Realities, Inc. currently does not have an independent financial expert on its Board of Directors.

 

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A material weakness is a control deficiency (within the meaning of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standard No. 5) or combination of control deficiencies, that results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Management has already implemented certain practices and procedures during 2016 to address the foregoing deficiencies, plans to expand the scope of its assessment of the effectiveness of its internal controls over financial reporting at the consolidated Company in 2016, and develop a plan to complete the remediation of the foregoing deficiencies.

 

In completing its assessment of internal control over financial reporting, management has used and anticipates to continue using the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control—2013 Integrated Framework.

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of the company's independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management's report was not subject to attestation by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the company, as a smaller reporting company, to provide only management's report in its annual report.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2015, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B OTHER INFORMATION

 

On May 5, 2015, we entered into a Separation Agreement with Paul Price, our former Chief Executive Officer and director. The separation agreement provides a customary release of claims by Mr. Price in favor of the Company, and requires the Company to pay to Mr. Price 12 months of his base salary as severance at the intervals set forth in the agreement. The agreement also provides that an option to purchase 938,357 shares of common stock at $0.45 per share vested effective as of April 13, 2015, and that his remaining options were cancelled. As of the date of the Report, the Company has not made any payments to Mr. Price under the Separation Agreement.

  

PART III

 

ITEM 10 DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS and corporate governance

 

Our Board of Directors consists of Alec Machiels (Chairman), Rick Mills (CEO) David Bell, Donald Harris, and Patrick O’Brien. The following table sets forth the name and position of each of our current directors and executive officers.

 

Name   Age   Positions
Alec Machiels   43   Director (Chairman)
David Bell   71   Director
Donald Harris   62   Director
Richard Mills   60   Director, Chief Executive Officer
John Walpuck   54   Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Patrick O’Brien   69   Director

 

The biographies of the above-identified individuals are set forth below:

 

Alec Machiels is a Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private equity fund manager, and joined our Board of Directors in August 2014 in connection with the Creative Realities merger. Mr. Machiels is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees at Pegasus Capital Advisors. He has over 15 years of private equity investing and investment banking experience. Mr. Machiels is a current director serving on the Board of Directors of Molycorp, Inc. Previously, Mr. Machiels was a Financial Analyst in the Financial Services Group at Goldman Sachs International in London and in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs and Co. in New York. Investments in which he has been highly involved in include Pure Biofuels, Molycorp Minerals, Traxys, Slipstream Communications, Coffeyville Resources and Merisant Company. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Federation of Arts where he chaired the endowment committee. Mr. Machiels is a graduate of Harvard Business School, KU Leuven Law School in Belgium and Konstanz University in Germany.

 

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David Bell joined our Board of Directors in August 2014 in connection with the Creative Realities merger. Mr. Bell brings over 40 years of advertising and marketing industry experience to the board, including serving as CEO of three of the largest companies in the industry–Bozell Worldwide, True North Communications and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Since 2007, Mr. Bell has led Slipstream Communications, which is an international company providing strategic branding, digital marketing, and public relations services and served as a Senior Advisor to Google Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He is currently a Senior Advisor to AOL and has been an Operating Advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors since 2004. He has also served on the boards of multiple publicly traded companies, including Lighting Science Group Corporation and Point Blank Solutions, Inc., and Primedia, Inc., and served as President and CEO of The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Bell currently serves on the Board of Directors of Time, Inc.

 

Donald A. Harris was appointed to our Board of Directors in August 2014 in connection with the Broadcast International merger. He has been President of 1162 Management, the General Partner of 5 Star Partnership, a private equity firm, since June 2006. Mr. Harris has been President and Chief Executive Officer of UbiquiTel Inc., a telecommunications company organized by Mr. Harris and other investors, since its inception in September 1999 and also its Chairman since May 2000. Mr. Harris served as the President of Comcast Cellular Communications Inc. from March 1992 to March 1997. Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Harris’s experience in the telecommunications industry and his association with private equity funding will be valuable to us.

 

Richard Mills is currently our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mills possesses over 31 years of industry experience. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of ConeXus World Global, a leading digital media services company, which he founded in 2010, and which was acquired by Creative Realities as reported herein. Prior to founding ConeXus, Mr. Mills was President and Director at Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., a public telecom and technology infrastructure services provider. Previous to that, he joined publicly traded Pomeroy Computer Resources, Inc. in 1993 and served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from 1995 until 1999. Mr. Mills helped grow sales at Pomeroy during his time there from $100 million to $700 million. Mr. Mills was also a founder of Strategic Communications LLC.

 

John Walpuck has served as our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer since April 2014. Mr. Walpuck brings over 25 years of experience in financial and general management to Creative Realities, and over 20 years of experience in a broad range of digital media services, software, Internet services, online businesses, virtualization, and other technology industry sectors. Prior to Creative Realities, Mr. Walpuck served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of AllDigital, Inc. a digital broadcasting solutions company for the period from 2010 through 2013. Mr. Walpuck also served as the President and CEO of Disaboom, Inc., an online business and social network dedicated to people with disabilities, where he worked from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Disaboom, from 2005 to 2007, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nine Systems Corporation, a digital media services company. Mr. Walpuck has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a CMA, CPA and holds other professional certifications.

 

Patrick O’Brien has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2015. Mr. O’Brien is the Managing Director & Principal of Granville Wolcott Advisors, which he formed in 2009 to provide consulting, due diligence and asset management services. Mr. O’Brien is a seasoned executive and business advisor, with 40 years of multi-unit international management experience with an emphasis in financial analysis and strategic business development. During the past five years, Mr. O’Brien has served on the boards of Merriman Holdings, Inc., Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation, Cinedigm, Inc., and is Chairman and CEO of LVI Liquidation Corp. (formerly Livevol, Inc.) He is a graduate of the Eli Broad School of Business of Michigan State University with BA in Hotel Management

 

Under our corporate bylaws, all of our directors serve for indefinite terms expiring upon the next annual meeting of our shareholders. The holders of a majority of our outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock also have the right, but not the obligation, to designate one person to serve as a director on our board. As of the date of this prospectus, the preferred shareholders have not exercised this right.

 

When considering whether directors and nominees have the experience, qualifications, attributes and skills to enable the Board of Directors to satisfy its oversight responsibilities effectively in light of our business and structure, the Board of Directors focuses primarily on the industry and transactional experience, and other background, in addition to any unique skills or attributes associated with a director. With regard to Mr. Machiels, the Board of Directors considered his background and experience with the private investing market and his long-standing oversight of the Creative Realities business during such time as it was wholly owned by the Pegasus Capital. With regard to Mr. Bell, the board considered his deep experience within the advertising and marketing industries and his prior management of large enterprises. Finally, with regards to Mr. Harris, the Board of Directors considered his extensive experience in the telecommunications industry and association with private equity investors.

 

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The Company does not have a standing nominating committee, compensation committee or audit committee. Instead, the entire Board of Directors shares the responsibility of identifying potential director-nominees to serve on the Board of Directors, making compensation decisions and performing the functions of an audit committee. The board believes the engagement of all directors in these functions is important at this time in the Company’s development in light of the Company’s recent acquisition activities.

 

The Board of Directors has determined that only Mr. Harris is “independent,” as such term is defined in Section 5605(a)(2) of the Nasdaq listing rules, and meets the criteria for independence set forth in Rule 10A-3(b)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The preceding disclosure respecting director independence is required under applicable SEC rules. Nevertheless, as a corporation whose shares are listed for trading on the OTC Markets, we presently are not required to have any independent directors at all on our board, or any independent directors serving on any particular committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has determined that at least one member of the board, Mr. Machiels, is an “audit committee financial expert” as that term is defined in Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Mr. Machiels’s relevant experience in this regard is detailed above, which includes past employment experience in finance and investment banking. Mr. Machiels is not an “independent” member of the board as described above. The Board of Directors has determined that each director is able to read and understand fundamental financial statements.

 

Board and Committee Matters

 

The Company does not have a standing nominating committee, compensation committee or audit committee. Instead, the entire Board of Directors shares the responsibility of identifying potential director-nominees to serve on the Board of Directors, making compensation decisions and performing the functions of an audit committee. The board believes the engagement of all directors in these functions is important at this time in the Company’s development in light of the Company’s recent acquisition activities.

 

Communications with Board Members

 

Our board of directors has provided the following process for shareholders and interested parties to send communications to our board and/or individual directors. All communications should be addressed to Creative Realities, Inc., 22 Audrey Place, Fairfield, NJ 07004, Attention: Corporate Secretary. Communications to individual directors may also be made to such director at our company’s address. All communications sent to any individual director will be received directly by such individuals and will not be screened or reviewed by any company personnel. Any communications sent to the board in the care of the Corporate Secretary will be reviewed by the Corporate Secretary to ensure that such communications relate to the business of the company before being reviewed by the board.

 

SECTION 16(a) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE

 

Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our officers, directors and persons who own more than 10 percent of a registered class of our equity securities to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC. Such officers, directors and shareholders are required by the SEC to furnish us with copies of all such reports. To our knowledge, based solely on a review of copies of reports filed with the SEC during 2014 and written representations from such persons that no other reports were required, all applicable Section 16(a) filing requirements were timely met except as follows:

 

Filer   Late Report   Date of Transaction   Date of Filing
John J. Walpuck III   Initial filing; Option grant   4/2/2014   4/17/2014
Stephen Birke   Stock grant   8/11/2014   Not filed
Donald A. Harris   Initial filing   8/11/2014   Not filed
Kent O. Lillemoe   Stock grant   8/11/2014   Not filed
Howard P. Liszt   Stock grant   8/11/2014   Not filed
John J. Walpuck III   Option grant   1/22/2015   Not filed
John J. Walpuck III   Option grant   11/20/2015   Not filed

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all of our employees, officers (including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, and persons performing similar functions) and directors. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics satisfies the requirements of Item 406(b) of Regulation S-K. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available, free of charge, upon written request to our Corporate Secretary at 22 Audrey Place, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

  

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ITEM 11 EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Executive Compensation

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

The following table sets forth information concerning the compensation of our named executive officers for 2015 and 2014:

 

Name and
Principal Position (a)
  Years  Salary
($) (b)
   Bonus
($)
   Stock Awards
($) (c)
   Option Awards
($) (c)
   Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
($)
   All Other Compensation
($)
   Total
($)
 
Richard Mills    2015      56,250    -    -    -    -    -    56,250 
Chief Executive Officer and Director                                      
                                       
Paul Price    2015      119,744    -    -    122,600    -    -    242,344 
Former Chief Executive     2014      145,000    -    -    1,340,739    -    -    1,485,739 
Officer and Director                                      
                                       
John Walpuck    2015      230,000    -    -    446,208    -    -    676,208 
Chief Financial Officer    2014      180,000    -    -    318,386    -    9,101    507,487 
                                       
Scott W. Koller    2014      301,612    25,000    -    79,632    -    -    406,244 
Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director                                      
                                       
Darin P. McAreavey    2014      71,803    500    -    33,192(d)   -    -    105,495 
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer                                      

 

(a) Mr. Mills joined the Company effective October 15, 2015.  Messrs Price and Walpuck joined the company effective August 2014 and May 2014, respectively. On August 20, 2014, Mr. Koller resigned his position as Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Koller terminated his employment with the company effective December 4, 2014. He was entitled to receive severance payments equal to 12 months of his then-current salary payable over 12 months. Mr. McAreavey’s employment with the Company terminated May 2014.  Mr. Price’s employment terminated on April 13, 2015.
   
(b) Represents their prorated annual base salaries of $270,000 for Mr. Mills, $400,000 for Mr. Price, and $325,000 for Mr. Koller.
   
(c)

Represents the aggregate grant date fair value computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. The assumptions made in the valuation are those set forth in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. Mr. Mills was awarded 4,951,557 performance shares with a grant date to be determined upon certain conditions being satisfied. At this time, the Company does not believe it is probable that all of the conditions will be met.

   
(d) Upon termination of McAreavey’s employment with the Company, this stock option was forfeited and cancelled prior to vesting.

 

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The material terms of employment agreements and payments to be made upon a change in control are discussed below, in the narrative following “Employment Agreements.”

 

Our named executive officers are eligible for retirement benefits on the same terms as non-executives under the company’s defined contribution 401(k) retirement plan. Employees may contribute pretax compensation to the plan in accordance with current maximum contribution levels proscribed by the Internal Revenue Service. There is currently no plan for an employer contribution match.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

 

The following table sets forth certain information concerning outstanding stock options and restricted stock awards held by our named executive officers as of December 31, 2015:

 

  Option Awards (a)   Stock Awards  
  Number of     Number of Securities               Number     Market
value
 
  Securities     Underlying               of shares     of shares  
  Underlying     Unexercised               or units of     or units of  
  Unexercised     Options     Option         stock     stock  
  Options     (#)     Exercise     Option   that has     that have  
  (#)     Non-     Price     Expiration   not vested     not vested  
Name Exercisable     Exercisable     ($)     Date   (#)     ($)  
Paul Price   938,537 (b)           $ 0.45     10/9/2024     -       -  
                                           
John Walpuck   170,000 (c)     -     $ 0.65     5/29/2024     -       -  
    50,000 (c)     -     $ 0.45     8/18/2024                
            480,685 (e)   $ 0.45     10/9/2024                
            1,449,432 (d) $  0.32     1/22/2025                
            1,069,882 (f)   $ 0.19     11/20/2025                

 

(a) Unless otherwise indicated, represents shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options granted under our Amended and Restated 2006 Equity Incentive Plan.

 

(b) Mr. Price’s employment terminated on April 21, 2015, and in connection with his separation agreement, options to purchase 938,357 shares vested.
   
(c) These stock options became fully exercisable upon the effectiveness of the Company’s merger transaction with Creative Realities, LLC.

 

(d) This stock option became exercisable to the extent of 25 percent of the shares purchasable thereunder on January 22, 2016, with additional increments of 25 percent becoming exercisable annually thereafter.

 

(e)

 

 

(f)

This stock option became exercisable to the extent of 25 percent of the shares purchasable thereunder on October 9, 2015, with additional increments of 25 percent becoming exercisable annually thereafter.

 

This stock option becomes exercisable to the extent of 25 percent of the shares purchasable thereunder on November 20, 2016, with additional increments of 25 percent becoming exercisable annually thereafter.

 

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Director Compensation Table

 

Non-employee directors received no compensation during 2015. Compensation of our non-employee directors during 2014 appears in the following table.

 

Name  Fees Earned
or Paid
in Cash
($)
   Stock
Awards
($)(a)
  

Option

Awards
($)(b)

   Total
($)
 
Alec Machiels   -    -    -    - 
David Bell   -    -    -    - 
Don Harris   -    -    -    - 
Kent O. Lillemoe (c)   4,500    4,500    25,848    34,848 
Howard Liszt (c)   4,500    4,500    25,848    9,000 
Steven Birke (c)   11,000    11,000    25,848    22,000 

 

(a) Represents the grant date fair value of restricted stock granted during the year calculated as the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant, in accordance with ASC Topic 718.

 

(b) Represents the aggregate grant date fair value computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. The assumptions made in the valuation are those set forth in Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements in Wireless Ronin’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2014. The company used a zero percent forfeiture rate assumption for its non-employee director options as it does not expect significant turnover on its board.

 

(c)

Option awards granted to Messrs Liszt and Birke during 2014 expired upon each of their respective resignations from the Board of Directors in August, 2014.  Mr. Lillemoe resigned from the Board of Directors effective March 9, 2015, and his options expired on March 9, 2016.

 

Those who served as non-employee directors during 2014 held the following unexercised stock options at December 31, 2015:

 

   Option Awards     
   Number of Securities Underlying   Number of Securities Underlying         
Name  Unexercised Options (#) Exercisable   Unexercised Options (#) Unexercisable   Option Exercise
Price ($)
   Option Expiration Date 
Alec Machiels   -    -    -      
David Bell   -    -    -      
Don Harris   -    -    -      
Kent O. Lillemoe   8,000(a)   -    6.25    3/9/2016 
    6,542(a)   -    5.35    3/9/2016 
    20,000(a)   -    1.80    3/9/2016 
    60,000(a)   -    0.79    3/9/2016 

  

(a) This stock option became exercisable to the extent of 25 percent of the shares purchasable thereunder on August 15, 2011, with additional increments of 25 percent becoming exercisable annually thereafter.  This stock option expires on March 9, 2016 due to Mr. Lillemoe’s resignation from the Board of Directors on March 9, 2015.

 

ITEM 12 SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

As of the close of business on March 29, 2016, we had outstanding three classes of voting securities – common stock, of which there were 64,224,860 shares issued and outstanding; Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, of which there were 5,903,714 shares issued and outstanding, including 336,266 and 112,448 shares issued in conjunction with the preferred dividend on December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, of which there were 1,705,602 shares issued and outstanding, including 41,602 shares issued in conjunction with preferred dividends on December 31, 2105. Each share of common stock is currently entitled to one vote on all matters put to a vote of our shareholders, and each share of preferred stock votes on an as-converted basis, which means that each preferred share is currently entitled to two and one-half votes on all matters put to a vote of our shareholders. Our preferred stock votes together with our common stock as a single class. The following table sets forth the number of common shares, and percentage of outstanding common shares, beneficially owned as of December 31, 2015, by:

 

  each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of our outstanding common stock

 

  each current director

 

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  each executive officer of the Company and other persons identified as a named executive in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, and

 

  all current executive officers and directors as a group.

  

Unless otherwise indicated, the address of each of the following persons is 22 Audrey Place, Fairfield, NJ 07004, and each such person has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares set forth opposite his, her or its name.

 

Name and Address  Common Shares Beneficially Owned [1]  

Percentage of

Common Shares 1

 

Slipstream Funding, LLC [2]

c/o Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.

99 River Road

Cos Cob, CT 06807

   30,349,949    45.66%

Slipstream Communications, LLC [3]

c/o Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.

99 River Road

Cos Cob, CT 06807

   42,265,111    54.21%
RFK Communications, LLC [4]   10,002,471    15.25%
Horton Capital Partners Fund, L.P. [5]   6,015,107    8.64%
Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. [6]   4,732,721    6.91%
John Walpuck [7]   762,701    1.15%
Donald A. Harris [8]   2,235,123    3.45%
Alec Machiels [9]   0    * 
David Bell [10]   0    * 
Richard Mills [11]   7,682,936    11.65%
Patrick O’Brien [12]   0    * 
All current executive officers and directors as a group [13]   10,670,760    15.98%

 

* less than 1%

 

(1) Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC, and includes general voting power and/or investment power with respect to securities. Shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of options or warrants that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of the record rate, and shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of other securities currently convertible or convertible within 60 days, are deemed outstanding for computing the beneficial ownership percentage of the person holding such securities but are not deemed outstanding for computing the beneficial ownership percentage of any other person. Under applicable SEC rules, each person’s beneficial ownership is calculated by dividing the total number of shares with respect to which they possess beneficial ownership by the total number of outstanding shares of the Company. In any case where an individual has beneficial ownership over securities that are not outstanding, but are issuable upon the exercise of options or warrants or similar rights within the next 60 days, that same number of shares is added to the denominator in the calculation described above. Because the calculation of each person’s beneficial ownership set forth in the “Percentage of Common Shares” column of the table may include shares that are not presently outstanding, the sum total of the percentages set forth in such column may exceed 100%.

 

(2) Investment and voting power over shares held by Slipstream Funding, LLC is held by Slipstream Communications, LLC, its sole member. See footnote 3 for further information regarding Slipstream Communications, LLC. The share figure includes 1,779,015 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of an outstanding warrant issued to the shareholder in connection with the Company’s merger transaction with Creative Realities, LLC
   
(3) Investment and voting power over shares held by Slipstream Communications, LLC is held by BCOM Holdings, LP, its managing member. Slipstream Communications is the sole member of Slipstream Funding, LLC, and as a result share figure includes the 28,570,934 shares of common stock, and 1,779,015 common shares issuable upon exercise of an outstanding warrant, issued to and held by Slipstream Funding, LLC in connection with the merger transaction with Creative Realities, LLC. Share figure also includes 2,617,580 common shares issued on account of a convertible promissory note, and 1,037,947 common shares purchasable upon exercise of outstanding warrants
   
(4) Includes 648,214 common shares issued on account of a convertible promissory note, and 267,857 common shares purchasable upon exercise of outstanding warrants. The warrants to purchase shares held by RFK Communications, LLC contain “blocker” provisions that limits its ability to exercise such warrants to the extent that such exercise would cause the shareholder’s beneficial ownership in the Company to exceed 4.99% of the Company’s shares outstanding. The calculation of beneficial ownership does not take into account the effect of such “blocker” provisions.

 

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(5) Includes 633,111 common shares issued on account of a convertible promissory note, and 267,857 common shares purchasable upon exercise of outstanding warrants. The warrants to purchase shares held by Horton Capital Partners Fund, LP contain “blocker” provisions that limits its ability to exercise such warrants to the extent that such exercise would cause the shareholder’s beneficial ownership in the Company to exceed 4.99% of the Company’s shares outstanding. The calculation of beneficial ownership does not take into account the effect of such “blocker” provisions.

  

(6) Includes 191,520 common shares issued on account of a convertible promissory note, and 1,071,429 common shares purchasable upon exercise of outstanding warrants. The warrants to purchase shares held by Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. contain “blocker” provisions that limits its ability to exercise such warrants to the extent that such exercise would cause the shareholder’s beneficial ownership in the Company to exceed 4.99% of the Company’s shares outstanding. The calculation of beneficial ownership does not take into account the effect of such “blocker” provisions.
   
(7) Mr. Walpuck is our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Shares reflected in the table are common shares issuable upon exercise of vested options.
   
(8) Mr. Harris is a director of the Company. Share figure includes an aggregate of 96,154 shares purchasable upon the exercise of outstanding options, 2,677 shares purchasable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants, and 1,334 outstanding shares over which Mr. Harris holds sole voting power but no investment power. In addition, share figure includes 319,092 common shares issued upon the conversion of an unsecured convertible promissory note offered and sold to Mr. Harris in June 2014 together with a related warrant for the purchase of 156,250 common shares.

 

(9) Mr. Machiels is a director of the Company.
   
(10) Mr. Bell is a director of the Company.
   
(11) Mr. Mills is a director of the Company and Chief Executive Officer. Share figure includes 6,447,142 shares issued as merger consideration in connection with the merger with ConeXus World Global, LLC and 1,235,794 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Stock.
   
(12) Mr. O’Brien is a director of the Company.
   
(13) Includes Messrs. Walpuck, Harris, Machiels, Bell, Mills and O’Brien.

 

ITEM 13

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

Employment Agreements

 

We employ Richard Mills as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mills’ employment agreement is effective for a two-year term, which automatically renews for additional one-year periods unless either we or Mr. Mills elects not to extend the term. The agreement provides for an initial annual base salary of $270,000 subject to annual increases but generally not subject to decreases, and includes provisions for the right to receive up to 4,951,557 performance shares of common stock in connection with a series of performance-based requirements. Under the agreement, Mr. Mills is eligible to participate in performance-based cash bonus or equity award plans for our senior executives. Mr. Mills will participate in our employee benefit plans, policies, programs, perquisites and arrangements to the extent he meets applicable eligibility requirements.

 

We employ John Walpuck as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Walpuck's employment agreement is effective for a one-year term, which automatically renews for additional one-year periods unless either the Company or Mr. Walpuck elects not to extend the employment term. The agreement provides for an initial annual base salary of $240,000, subject to annual increases but generally not subject to decreases. Mr. Walpuck is eligible to participate in performance-based cash bonus or equity award plans for the Company's senior executives. In addition, Mr. Walpuck will participate in employee benefit plans, policies, programs, perquisites and arrangements to the extent he meets eligibility and other requirements. In the event of a termination of employment for good reason, as defined, without cause, as defined, or within 12 months following a change in control, as defined, other than for reason of death, disability or for cause, any of which occur during the first year of Mr. Walpuck's employment, Mr. Walpuck will be entitled to receive a severance payment equal to six months of his base salary. After the one-year anniversary of his employment, the severance amount increases to 12 months of then-current base salary. The agreement provides that any severance payments would be paid in installments over the course of a one-year period. The agreement contains certain non-solicitation and non-competition provisions that continue after employment for a period of one year. The agreement also contains other customary restrictive and other covenants relating to the confidentiality of information, the ownership of inventions and other matters.

 

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Subscription Agreements

 

On February 18, 2015, the Company entered into Subscription Agreements, pursuant to which Don Harris, a director of the Company, and Paul Price, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a former director, subscribed for shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and related warrants in the aggregate amount of $90,000, and Slipstream Communications, LLC surrendered a Promissory Note of the Company dated January 28, 2015 and in the principal amount of $175,000, and converted such entire principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest thereon, into Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and related warrants. The warrants contain a cashless exercise feature and have a term of five years. The warrants are exercisable at a price of $0.50 per common share, as adjusted for stock splits, dilutive issuances and similar adjustments. As a result of the issuance of convertible promissory notes and warrants in 2015, the exercise price is currently $0.37 per common share.

 

In connection with the ConeXus acquisition, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with our CEO under which it offered and sold a secured $150 14% interest convertible promissory note with an immediately exercisable five-year warrant to purchase up to 267,857 shares of the Company’s common stock at a per-share price of $0.28. 

 

Independence

 

The Company does not have a standing nominating committee, compensation committee or audit committee. Instead, the entire Board of Directors shares the responsibility of identifying potential director-nominees to serve on the Board of Directors, making compensation decisions and performing the functions of an audit committee. The board believes the engagement of all directors in these functions is important at this time in the Company’s development in light of the Company’s recent acquisition activities.

 

The Board of Directors has determined that none of its directors is “independent,” as such term is defined in Section 5605(a)(2) of the Nasdaq listing rules, or meets the criteria for independence set forth in Rule 10A-3(b)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The preceding disclosure respecting director independence is required under applicable SEC rules. Nevertheless, as a corporation whose shares are listed for trading on the OTCQB, we presently are not required to have any independent directors at all on our board, or any independent directors serving on any particular committees of the Board of Directors.

 

ITEM 14 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

The following table presents fees for audit and other services provided by EisnerAmper, LLP for 2015 and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP for a portion of 2015 and 2014 (in thousands); hence, 2015 includes fees from both audit firms.

 

   2015   2014 
         
Audit fees (a)  $359   $272 
Audit related fees (b)   -    47 
Tax fees (c)   38    - 
           
   $397   $319 

 

(a) Audit fees relate to audits of Creative Realities, Inc. as of December 31, 2015 and 2014. Audit fees consisted of fees for services provided in connection with the audit of our financial statements and reviews of our quarterly financial statements.

 

(b) Audit-related fees relate to services provided to Creative Realities, Inc. as of December 31, 2015 and 2014. Audit-related fees consisted of fees for services provided in connection with the Form S-1.

 

(c) Tax fees consisted of the aggregate fees billed for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning. Tax fees associated with CRI and WRT for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 were $38 and $0, respectively.

 

Our Board of Directors reviewed the audit services rendered by EisnerAmper and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP during 2015 and 2014 and concluded that such services were compatible with maintaining the auditor’s independence.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15 EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

  (a)   See “Index to Consolidated Financial Statements” on page F-1 and “Exhibit Index” on page E-1.
  (b)   See “Exhibit Index” on page E-1.
  (c)   Not applicable.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on April 4, 2016.

 

  Creative Realities, Inc.
     
  By  /s/ John Walpuck
  John Walpuck
  Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Operating Officer

 

  By  /s/ Richard Mills
  Richard Mills
  Chief Executive Officer

 

In accordance with the Exchange Act, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant, and in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature   Title   Date  
         
/s/ John J. Walpuck   Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
  April 4, 2016
John J. Walpuck    
         
/s/ Richard Mills     April 4, 2016
Richard Mills   Chief Executive Officer    
         
/s/ Alec Machiels   Chairman of the Board of Directors   April 4, 2016
Alec  Machiels    
         
/s/ David  Bell   Director   April 4, 2016
David  Bell    
         
/s/ Donald  Harris   Director   April 4, 2016
Donald  Harris    

  

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INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms F-2
Consolidated Financial Statements  
Consolidated Balance Sheets F-4
Consolidated Statements of Operations F-5
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity F-6
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows F-7
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-8

 

 F-1 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of

Creative Realities, Inc.

  

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Creative Realities, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended. The financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Creative Realities, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2015, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred recurring losses, has negative cash flows from operations and has a working capital deficit, all of which collectively raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 

 

/s/ EisnerAmper LLP

 

Iselin, New Jersey

April 4, 2016

 

 F-2 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Shareholders, Audit Committee and Board of Directors

Creative Realities, Inc.

Fairfield, NJ

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Creative Realities, Inc. (formerly Creative Realities, LLC) as of December 31, 2014, and the related consolidated statement of operations, shareholders' equity and cash flows for the year then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of its internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management as well as evaluating the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Creative Realities, Inc. as of December 31, 2014 and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

 

/s/ Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 7, 2015

 

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CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   December 31,   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS        
Cash and cash equivalents  $1,361   $573 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $0 and $490, respectively   884    3,463 
Unbilled receivables   81    359 
Work-in-process and inventories   82    739 
Prepaid expenses   348    355 
Total current assets   2,756    5,489 
Property and equipment, net   892    746 
Intangibles, net   4,831    4,834 
Goodwill   14,354    10,572 
Other assets   203    235 
TOTAL ASSETS  $23,036   $21,876 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Short-term notes payable  $150   $- 
Accounts payable   3,601    3,554 
Accrued expenses   2,318    1,103 
Deferred revenues   1,213    1,977 
Total current liabilities   7,282    6,634 
Loans payable, net of $909 discount   2,280    - 
Warrant liability   1,649    1,910 
Deferred tax liabilities   358    - 
Dividend payable   -    112 
Other liabilities   96    434 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   11,665    9,090 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES          
Convertible preferred stock, net of discount (liquidation preference of $5,495 and $5,302, respectively)   3,769    1,532 
           
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Common stock, $.01 per value, 200,000 shares authorized; 64,224 and 46,218 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   642    462 
Additional paid-in capital   21,574    17,439 
Accumulated deficit   (14,614)   (6,647)
Total shareholders' equity   7,602    11,254 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  $23,036   $21,876 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   For the Years Ended 
   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Sales        
Hardware  $2,850   $5,020 
Services and other   8,621    8,398 
Total sales   11,471    13,418 
           
Cost of sales          
Hardware   2,725    4,606 
Services and other   5,144    5,446 
Total cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)   7,869    10,052 
Gross profit   3,602    3,366 
           
Operating expenses:          
Sales and marketing expenses   1,114    1,179 
Research and development expenses   804    492 
General and administrative expenses   6,947    5,764 
Depreciation and amortization expense   2,027    817 
Total operating expenses   10,892    8,252 
Operating loss   (7,290)   (4,886)
           
Other income (expenses):          
Interest expense   (1,286)   (32)
Other expense   (114)   (8)
Change in fair value of warrant liability   1,081    1,127 
Total other income/(expense)   (319)   1,087 
Net loss before income taxes   (7,609)   (3,799)
Provision for income taxes   (358)   - 
Net loss   (7,967)   (3,799)
Dividends on preferred stock   344    1,215 
Net loss attributable to common shareholders  $(8,311)  $(5,014)
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted          
Net loss  $(0.16)  $(0.11)
Net loss attributable to common shareholders  $(0.17)  $(0.14)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted   49,790    34,986 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

(in thousands, except shares)

 

           Additional         
   Common Stock   paid in   (Accumulated     
   Shares   Amount   capital   Deficit)   Total 
                     
Balance as of December 31, 2013   28,547,267   $285   $3,036   $(2,848)  $473 
                          
Contribution of due to parent company debt to equity   -    -    2,126    -    2,126 
Issuance of common shares to reflect merger with Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.   17,103,055    171    10,604    -    10,775 
Issuance of warrants and options due to merger with Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.   -    -    1,250    -    1,250 
Beneficial conversion feature on issuance of convertible preferred stock   -    -    1,103    -    1,103 
Amortization of beneficial conversion feature   -    -    (1,103)   -    (1,103)
Shares issued for services   567,646    6    363    -    369 
Stock-based compensation   -    -    60    -    60 
Net loss   -    -    -    (3,799)   (3,799)
Balance as of December 31, 2014   46,217,968   $462    17,439    (6,647)   11,254 
Issuance of common shares to affect the merger with ConeXus   16,000,000    160    3,360    -    3,520 
Issuance of warrants with promissory notes   -    -    464    -    464 
Shares issued in exchanges for warrants   975,000    9    (9)   -    - 
Dividends on preferred stock   -    -    (344)   -    (344)
Stock-based compensation   -    -    254    -    254 
Shares issued for services   771,892    8    146    -    154 
Beneficial conversion feature on issuance of convertible promissory notes   -    -    401    -    401 
Adjustment for options issued due to merger with Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.   -    -    (212)   -    (212)
Shares issued upon conversion of preferred stock   260,000    3    75    -    78 
Net loss   -    -    -    (7,967)   (7,967)
    64,224,860    642    21,574    (14,614)   7,602 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 F-6 

 

 

CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands, except share per share amounts)

 

   For the Years Ended 
   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Operating Activities:        
Net loss   (7,967)   (3,799)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities          
Depreciation and amortization   2,027    818 
Amortization of debt discount   862    - 
Stock-based compensation   254    60 
Change in warrant liability   (1,081)   (1,127)
Allowance for doubtful accounts   (490)   417 
Loss on lease termination   371    - 
Shares issued for services   154    268 
Deferred tax provision   358    - 
Loss on write-off of leasehold improvements   266    - 
Changes to operating assets and liabilities (net as of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in mergers):          
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues   4,371    (764)
Inventories   745    967 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   23    (413)
Other assets   45    (74)
Accounts payable   (802)   (248)
Deferred revenue   (1,281)   (245)
Accrued expenses   501    (100)
Dividend payable   -    112 
Other non-current liabilities   (338)   409 
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,982)   (3,719)
Investing activities          
Purchases of property and equipment   (639)   (266)
Cash received in acquisition of Conexus   59    - 
Acquisition of Wireless Ronin, Inc. and Broadcast International, net   -    (1,710)
Net cash used in investing activities   (580)   (1,976)
Financing activities          
Issuance of convertible preferred stock and warrants    265    4,565 
Issuance of short-term notes   200    - 
Payments of short-term notes   (50)   - 
Issuance of loans payable and warrants    4,044    1,911 
Payments of loan payable   (1,000)   (316)
Payment of debt issuance costs   (109)   - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   3,350    6,160 
Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents   788    465 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of year   573    108 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of year   1,361    573 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

All currency is rounded to the nearest thousand except share and per share amounts

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN UNCERTAINTY

 

Nature of the Company’s Business

 

Creative Realities, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation that provides innovative shopper marketing and digital marketing technology and solutions to retail companies, individual retail brands, enterprises and organizations throughout the United States and in certain international markets. We have expertise in a broad range of existing and emerging shopper and digital marketing technologies, as well as the related media management and distribution software platforms and networks, device management, product management, customized software service layers, systems, experiences, workflows, and integrated solutions. Our technology and solutions include: digital merchandising systems and omni-channel customer engagement systems, interactive digital shopping assistants, advisors and kiosks, and other interactive marketing technologies such as mobile, social media, point-of-sale transactions, beaconing and web-based media that enable our customers to transform how they engage with consumers. We have expertise in a broad range of existing and emerging digital marketing technologies, as well as the following related aspects of our business: content, network management, and connected device software and firmware platforms; customized software service layers; hardware platforms; digital media workflows; and proprietary processes and automation tools. We believe we are one of the world’s leading interactive marketing technology companies that focuses on the retail shopper experience by helping retailers and brands use the latest technologies to create better shopping experiences.

 

Our main operations are conducted directly through Creative Realities, Inc., and under our wholly owned subsidiaries Creative Realities, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc., and ConeXus World Global, LLC, (excluding the Belgian entity as discussed in Major Acquisitions below), a Kentucky limited liability company.

 

Going Concern Uncertainty

 

We have incurred net losses and negative cash flows from operating activities for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. As of December 31, 2015, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1,361 and a working capital deficit of $(4,526). These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Management believes that despite its losses to date and while we can provide no assurance that our ongoing integration efforts will be successful, the operations of the combined Company resulting from the completed acquisitions and related restructuring actions will provide greater sales, margin, scale and operating efficiencies. We believe that we will ultimately be able to achieve operating profitability and positive cash flows from operations.

 

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classifications of recorded assets and liabilities as a result of the above uncertainty.

  

Major Acquisitions

 

Acquisition of ConeXus World Global

 

On October 15, 2015, we completed the acquisition of ConeXus World Global, LLC pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization for 2,080,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, and the conversion of $823 of ConeXus World Global debt into (i) 2,639,258 shares of our common stock, and (ii) $150 in principal amount of our convertible debt. As a result of the merger transaction, ConeXus World Global, LLC is now our wholly owned operating subsidiary. The merger was completed by the filing of articles of merger with the Kentucky Secretary of State.

 

The debtholders and members of ConeXus received a total of 1,664,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $1.00, and 16,000,000 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01. In accordance with the terms of the amendment to the agreement and plan of merger and reorganization, an additional 416,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and 4,000,000 shares of common stock, collectively referred to as holdback shares, shall be issued immediately upon the reorganization of the capital structure of a Belgian affiliate of ConeXus, as discussed below.

 

The agreement and plan of merger and reorganization contemplates an ownership matter among the former ConeXus security holders involving an erroneously documented ownership situation related to its Belgian affiliate, with the resolution of such matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate, subject to the agreement of the Company. Effective February 8, 2016, the Company has extended the period from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016 for the ConeXus security holders to resolve such ownership matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate. The Company believes that the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate is not probable and as such no liability has been recorded for these additional shares, the consideration has not been included in the purchase price allocation and the financial results of the Belgian affiliate have not been included in the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Belgian affiliate is not currently nor is it expected to be under the common control ownership or a variable interest entity of the Company as a result of this transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company is involved in discussions and the early stages of negotiations with the Belgian affiliate to pursue the potential acquisition of such affiliate in a separate transaction, independent of the ConeXus World Global, LLC Plan of Merger and Reorganization described herein.

 

 F-8 

 

 

Acquisition of Creative Realities

 

 On August 20, 2014, we completed the merger of Creative Realities. The merger was accounted for as a reverse acquisition. Creative Realities, LLC was determined to be the accounting acquirer since its former shareholder has majority control of the common stock, is the largest shareholder, and has the majority members of the board of directors and of the executive officers. In accordance with reverse acquisition accounting, the historical financial statements of the registrant became those of Creative Realities, with the financial results of Wireless Ronin Technologies included only beginning with the merger date. Effective September 15, 2014, Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. changed its name to Creative Realities, Inc.

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

A summary of the significant accounting policies consistently applied in the preparation of the accompanying financial statements follows:

 

1.  Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Creative Realities, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiaries ConeXus World Global LLC, Creative Realities, LLC, Broadcast International, Inc., and Wireless Ronin Technologies Canada, Inc. All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation, as applicable.

 

2.  Foreign Currency

 

For the Company’s Canadian operations, the local currency has been determined to be the functional currency. The results of its non-U.S. dollar based operations are translated to U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates during the period. Assets and liabilities are translated at the rate of exchange prevailing on the balance sheet date. Equity is translated at the prevailing rate of exchange at the date of the equity transaction. The effects of converting non-functional currency assets and liabilities into the functional currency are recorded as general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. Translation adjustments which were considered immaterial to date, have been recorded as general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

3.  Revenue Recognition

 

We recognize revenue primarily from these sources:

 

 

Hardware

System hardware sales

     
 

Services and Other

Professional and implementation services

    Software design and development services
    Software and software license sales
    Maintenance and support services

  

We recognize revenue in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 910, Contractors-Construction, ASC 605, Revenue Recognition, ASC 605-25, Accounting for Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables and ASC subtopic 985-605, Software. In the event of a multiple-element arrangement, we evaluate each element of the transaction to determine if it represents a separate unit of accounting, taking into account all factors following the guidelines set forth in FASB ASC 985-605-25-5:

 

(v)persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists;
(vi)delivery has occurred, which is when product title transfers to the customer, or services have been rendered;
(vii)customer payments are fixed or determinable and free of contingencies and significant uncertainties; and
(viii)collection is reasonably assured. If it is determined that collection of a fee is not reasonably assured, we defer the revenue and recognize it at the time collection becomes reasonably assured, which is generally upon receipt of cash payment, revenues are reported on a gross basis.

 

 F-9 

 

  

We enter into arrangements with customers that include a combination of software products, system hardware, maintenance and support, or installation and training services. We allocate the total arrangement fee among the various elements of the arrangement based on the relative fair value of each of the undelivered elements determined by vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE). In software arrangements for which we do not have VSOE of fair value for all elements, revenue is deferred until the earlier of when VSOE is determined for the undelivered elements (residual method) or when all elements for which we do not have VSOE of fair value have been delivered. We have determined VSOE of fair value for each of its products and services.

 

The VSOE for maintenance and support services is based upon the renewal rate for continued service arrangements. The VSOE for installation and training services is established based upon pricing for the services. The VSOE for software and licenses is based on the normal pricing and discounting for the product when sold separately.

 

Each element of our multiple-element arrangements qualifies for separate accounting. Nevertheless, when a sale includes both software and maintenance, we defer revenue under the residual method of accounting. Under this method, the undelivered maintenance and support fees included in the price of software is amortized ratably over the period the services are provided. We defer maintenance and support fees based upon the customer’s renewal rate for these services.

 

System hardware sales

 

Included in “hardware” are system hardware sales whereby revenue is recognized generally upon shipment of the product or customer acceptance depending upon contractual arrangements with the customer. Shipping charges billed to customers are included in sales and the related shipping costs are included in cost of sales. Total hardware sales were $2,850 and $5,020 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Services and Other

 

Included in “services and other” revenue is professional and implementation services, software design and development services, software and software license sales and maintenance and support services revenue. Total services and other revenue was $8,653 and $8,398 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Professional and implementation services 

 

Professional services revenue is derived primarily from consulting services related to the design and development of various marketing experiences, and content development and management. The majority of professional services and accompanying agreements qualify for separate accounting.

 

Implementation services revenue is derived from implementation, maintenance and support contracts, content development, software development and training.

 

These services are bid either on a fixed-fee basis, time-and-materials basis or both. For time-and-materials contracts, we recognize revenue as services are performed. For fixed-fee contracts, we recognize revenue upon completion of specific contractual milestones, by using the percentage-of-completion method.

 

Software design and development services

 

Software design and development services includes revenue from contracts for technology integration consulting services where we design/redesign, build and implement new or enhanced systems applications and related processes for clients recognized on the percentage-of-completion method. The percentage-of-completion accounting involves calculating the percentage of services provided during the reporting period compared to the total estimated services to be provided over the duration of the contract. Estimated revenues from applying the percentage-of-completion method include estimated incentives for which achievement of defined goals is deemed probable. Contract costs include all direct material, labor, subcontractors, certain indirect costs, such as indirect labor, equipment costs, supplies, tools and depreciation costs. Selling, general and administrative costs are charged to expense as incurred. This method is followed where reasonably dependable estimates of revenues and costs can be made. We measure progress for completion based on either the hours worked as a percentage of the total number of hours of the project or by delivery and customer acceptance of specific milestones as outlined per the terms of the agreement with the customer. Estimates of total contract revenue and costs are continuously monitored during the term of the contract, and recorded revenue and costs are subject to revision as the contract progresses. Such revisions may result in increases or decreases to revenue and income and are reflected in the financial statements in the periods in which they are first identified. If estimates indicate that a contract loss will occur, a loss provision is recorded in the period in which the loss first becomes probable and reasonably estimable. Contract losses are determined to be the amount by which the estimated direct and indirect costs of the contract exceed the estimated total revenue that will be generated by the contract and are included in cost of sales and classified in accrued expenses in the balance sheet. Our presentation of revenue recognized on a contract completion basis has been consistently applied for all periods presented.

 

 F-10 

 

 

Software and software license sales

 

Software and software license sales are revenue when a fixed fee order has been received and delivery has occurred to the customer. We assess whether the fee is fixed or determinable and free of contingencies based upon signed agreements received from the customer confirming terms of the transaction. Software is delivered to customers electronically or on a CD-ROM, and license files are delivered electronically.

 

Maintenance and support services

 

Maintenance and support services revenue consists of software updates and various forms of support services. Software updates provide customers with rights to unspecified software product upgrades and maintenance releases and patches released during the term of the support period. Support includes access to technical support personnel for software and hardware issues. We also offer a hosting service through our network operations center, or NOC, allowing the ability to monitor and support its customers’ networks 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This revenue is recognized ratably over the term of the contract, which is typically one to three years. Maintenance and support is renewable by the customer. Rates for maintenance and support, including subsequent renewal rates, are typically established based upon a fee per location, per device, or a specified percentage of net software license fees as set forth in the arrangement. Support agreement fees are based on the level of service provided to its customers, which can range from monitoring the health of a customer’s network to supporting a sophisticated web-portal to managing the end-to-end hardware and software of a digital marketing system.

 

Costs and estimated earnings recognized in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts are recorded as unbilled services and are included in work-in-process on the balance sheet. Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts are recorded as deferred revenue until revenue recognition criteria are met. Unbilled receivables are a normal part of our business as some receivables are invoiced in the month following shipment or completion of services. Our policy is to present any taxes imposed on revenue-producing transactions on a net basis.

 

4.  Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash equivalents consist of commercial paper and all other liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had substantially all cash invested in commercial banks. The Company maintained it cash balances in banks located in New York and Canada. The balances are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to $250.

 

5. Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

Our unsecured accounts receivable are customer obligations due under normal trade terms, carried at their face value less an allowance for doubtful accounts. As discussed in Note 3, we have entered into a factoring arrangement with Allied Affiliated Funding for our accounts receivable with recourse. The majority of our receivables have been factored. We determine our allowance for doubtful accounts based on the evaluation of the aging of its accounts receivable and on a customer-by-customer analysis of its high-risk customers. Our reserves contemplate our historical loss rate on receivables, specific customer situations and the economic environments in which we operate. We determine past-due accounts receivable on a customer-by-customer basis. Accounts receivable are written off after all reasonable collection efforts have failed.

 

6. Work-In-Process and Inventories

 

Our work-in-process and inventories are recorded using the lower of cost or market on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. Inventory is net of an allowance for obsolescence of $27 and $22 as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

7. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). Inputs are broadly defined as assumptions market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability.

 

FASB ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, requires disclosure of the estimated fair value of an entity's financial instruments. Such disclosures, which pertain to our financial instruments, do not purport to represent our aggregate net fair value. The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities approximate fair value because of the short maturity of those instruments. The fair value of the loan payable approximates carrying value based on the interest rates in the agreement compared to current market interest rates. The fair value of the warrant liabilities is calculated using a Black-Scholes model, which approximates a binomial model due to probability factors used to determine the fair value. This calculation of this liability is based on Level 3 inputs. See Notes 5 and 12 for further discussion on the valuation of warrant liabilities.

 

 F-11 

 

 

8.  Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

We review the carrying value of all long-lived assets, including property and equipment, for impairment in accordance with “ASC 360-10-05-4,” Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. Under ASC 360-10-05-4, impairment losses are recorded whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable.

 

If the impairment tests indicate that the carrying value of the asset is greater than the expected undiscounted cash flows to be generated by such asset, an impairment loss would be recognized. The impairment loss is determined by the amount by which the carrying value of such asset exceeds its fair value. We generally measure fair value by considering sale prices for similar assets or by discounting estimated future cash flows from such assets using an appropriate discount rate. Assets to be disposed of are carried at the lower of their carrying value or fair value less costs to sell. Considerable management judgment is necessary to estimate the fair value of assets, and accordingly, actual results could vary significantly from such estimates. There were no impairment losses for long-lived assets recorded for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

9. Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are carried at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is provided for in amounts sufficient to relate the cost of depreciable assets to operations over the estimated service lives, principally using straight-line methods. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the life of the improvement or the lease term, using the straight-line method.

 

Property and equipment consists of the following at December 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
         
Equipment  $1,627   $1,596 
Leasehold improvements   723    1,015 
Purchased and developed software   804    242 
Furniture and fixtures   316    289 
Other depreciable assets   27    27 
Total property and equipment   3,497    3,169 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization   (2,605)   (2,423)
Net property and equipment  $892   $746 

 

The estimated useful lives used to compute depreciation and amortization are as follows:

 

 Equipment    3 – 5 years
 Demonstration equipment    3 – 5 years
 Furniture and fixtures    5 years
 Purchased and developed software    5 years
 Leased equipment    Shorter of 5 years or term of lease
 Leasehold improvements    Shorter of 5 years or term of lease

 

Depreciation expense was $274 and $251 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

10. Research and Development and Software Development Costs

 

Research and development expenses consist primarily of development personnel and non-employee contractor costs related to the development of new products and services, enhancement of existing products and services, quality assurance and testing. Effective April 2015, the Company began capitalizing its costs for additional functionality to its internal software. During the year ended December 31, 2015, we capitalized approximately $562. These software development costs include both enhancements and upgrades of our client based systems including functionality of our internal information systems to aid in our productivity, profitability and customer relationship management. We will be amortizing these costs over 5 years once the new projects are finished and placed in service. These costs are included in property and equipment, net on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

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11. Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share

 

Basic and diluted loss per common share for all periods presented is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding by adding Creative Realities, LLC weighted average number of basic shares outstanding for that period, determined by applying the conversion ratio from the merger to the outstanding shares of Creative, plus the number of Creative shares deemed issued to CRI stockholders as a result of the CRI merger. Basic weighted average shares outstanding include only outstanding common shares. Diluted net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average common and potential dilutive common shares outstanding computed in accordance with the treasury stock method. Shares reserved for outstanding stock options and warrants totaling approximately 36.7 and 17.3 million at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, were excluded from the computation of loss per share as well as the potential common shares issuable upon conversion of convertible preferred stock and convertible promissory notes their effect was antidilutive due to our net loss. Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2015 is after dividends on convertible preferred stock of $344 and for December 31, 2014 is after dividends on convertible preferred stock of $112 and amortization of the beneficial conversion feature of $1,103.

 

12. Deferred Income Taxes

 

The calculation of our income tax provision involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations.  We recognize tax liabilities for uncertain income tax positions based on management’s estimate of whether it is more likely than not that additional taxes will be required.  We had no uncertain tax positions as of December 31, 2015 and 2014. Deferred income taxes are recognized in the financial statements for the tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their financial reporting amounts based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates. Temporary differences arise from net operating losses, differences in basis of intangibles (other than goodwill), stock-based compensation, reserves for uncollectible accounts receivable and inventory, differences in depreciation methods, and accrued expenses. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. In the event of any future tax assessments, we have elected to record the income taxes and any related interest and penalties as income tax expense on our statement of operations.

 

Until August 20, 2014, Creative Realities, LLC was taxed as a limited liability company and, as such, any profit or loss from our operations flowed directly to the member who was then responsible to pay any federal or state income tax. We were only responsible for paying any minimum business and filing income tax costs. The Company has not included any pro forma income tax information as if the Company were a tax paying entity for the year ended December 31, 2014, as any pro forma tax benefit on the losses before income taxes would be offset by a valuation allowance for the related deferred tax asset as it would be more likely than not that the future tax benefits will not be realized.

 

13. Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718-10 that requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all stock-based payments including warrants, stock options, restricted stock grants and stock bonuses based on estimated fair value. For purposes of determining estimated fair value under ASC 718-10-30, the Company computes the estimated fair values of stock options using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Stock-based compensation expense to employees of $254 and $60 was charged to expense during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. 

 

14. Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets

 

We follow the provisions of ASC 350, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. Pursuant to ASC 350, goodwill acquired in a purchase business combination is not amortized, but instead tested for impairment at least annually. The Company used a measurement date of September 30 (see Note 5). No impairment expense was recorded during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

15. Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Our significant estimates are the allowance for doubtful accounts, recognition of revenue under fixed price contracts, deferred tax assets, deferred revenue, depreciable lives and methods of property and equipment, valuation of warrants and other stock-based compensation, as well as valuations and purchase price allocations related to business combinations, expected future cash flows including growth rates, discount rates and terminal values and other assumptions and estimates used to evaluate the recoverability of long-lived assets, goodwill and other intangible assets and the related amortization methods and periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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16. Change in authorized shares

 

On February 11, 2016, the Company filed an S-1 Registration Statement registering 20,268,959 shares of common stock. This will increase the outstanding shares to 84,955,953, once effective. On October 15, 2014, the Company filed articles of amendment to articles of incorporation to change the authorized common shares from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 and preferred shares from 16,666,666 to 50,000,000; this change was approved by the shareholders.

 

17. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases which amended guidance for lease arrangements in order to increase transparency and comparability by providing additional information to users of financial statements regarding an entity's leasing activities. The revised guidance seeks to achieve this objective by requiring reporting entities to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for substantially all lease arrangements. The guidance, which is required to be adopted in the first quarter of 2019, will be applied on a modified retrospective basis beginning with the earliest period presented. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17, Income Taxes which simplifies the presentation of deferred income taxes, which requires that deferred tax assets and liabilities be classified as non-current in a statement of financial position. No prior periods were retrospectively adjusted. 

 

In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16, Business Combinations. The new guidance requires the acquirer in a business combination to recognize provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period in the reporting period in which the adjustment amounts are determined. Prior to the new guidance, acquirers were required to retrospectively adjust the provisional amounts recognized at the acquisition date with a corresponding adjustment to goodwill. This amendment eliminates the requirement to retrospectively account for those adjustments. The new guidance goes into effect for those public entities whose fiscal year begins after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. While the Company has early adopted this standard effective for the period ended September 30, 2015, the impact was not material to the consolidated financial statements.

 

In July 2015, FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330) Related to Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory applies to all inventory except that which is measured using last-in, first-out (LIFO) or the retail inventory method. Inventory measured using first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost is included in the new amendments. Inventory within the scope of the new guidance should be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal, and transportation. Subsequent measurement is unchanged for inventory measured using LIFO or the retail inventory method. The amendments will take effect for public business entities for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The new guidance should be applied prospectively, and earlier application is permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. We are evaluating the impact of the standard on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, Interest-Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30), Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. The ASU is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015 and interim periods within that fiscal year. Since we did not previously have any debt issuance costs, there was not a need for retrospective application. The guidance was adopted for the period ended September 30, 2015.

 

On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), with an effective date for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period, for public business entities, certain not-for-profit entities, and certain employee benefit plans. The effective date for ASU 2014-09 was deferred by one year through the issuance of ASU 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers – Deferral of the Effective Date, to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Earlier application is permitted only as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. The Company is evaluating the impact, if any, the pronouncement will have on both historical and future financial positions and results of operations.

 

18. Reclassifications

 

Certain reclassifications were made to the 2014 consolidated financial statements to conform to the 2015 presentation with no effect on net loss or shareholders’ equity.

 

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NOTE 3: ACQUISITIONS

 

Acquisition of ConeXus World Global

 

On October 15, 2015, we completed the acquisition of ConeXus World Global, LLC for 2,080,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, and the conversion of $823 of ConeXus World Global debt into (i) 2,639,258 shares of our common stock, and (ii) $150 in principal amount of our convertible debt and warrant to purchase 267,857 shares of common stock.

 

The debtholders and members of ConeXus received a total of 1,664,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $1.00, and 16,000,000 shares of our common stock, par value $0.01. In accordance with the terms of the amendment to the agreement and plan of merger and reorganization, an additional 416,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and 4,000,000 shares of common stock, collectively referred to as holdback shares, shall be issued immediately upon the reorganization of the capital structure of a Belgian affiliate of ConeXus, as discussed below.

 

The agreement and plan of merger and reorganization contemplates an ownership matter among the former ConeXus security holders involving an erroneously documented ownership situation related to its Belgian affiliate, with the resolution of such matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate, subject to the agreement of the Company. Effective February 8, 2016, the Company has extended the period from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016 for the ConeXus security holders to resolve such ownership matter, including the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate. The Company believes that the reorganization of the Belgian affiliate is not probable and as such no liability has been recorded for these additional shares, the consideration has not been included in the purchase price allocation and the financial results of the Belgian affiliate have not been included in the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Belgian affiliate is not currently nor is it expected to be under the common control ownership or a variable interest entity of the Company as a result of this transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company is involved in discussions and the early stages of negotiations with the Belgian affiliate to pursue the potential acquisition of such affiliate in a separate transaction, independent of the ConeXus World Global, LLC Plan of Merger and Reorganization described herein.

 

The following is the preliminary estimate of the consideration transferred to effect the merger:

 

(in thousands)    
Issuance of common shares to ConeXus shareholders  $3,520 
Issuance of preferred shares to ConeXus shareholders   1,664 
Issuance of convertible promissory note with warrants   150 
Total consideration  $5,334 

 

The issuance of warrants represent the fair value of those warrants based on the Black-Scholes valuation model, using the CRI, Inc. share price on the merger date as an input.

 

The following assumptions were applied in determining the grant date fair value of the (for accounting purposes only) warrants awards: 

 

Risk-free interest rate     1.71  
Expected term     5.0 years  
Expected price volatility     60.47%  
Dividend yield     -  

 

Our computation of expected volatility is based on historical volatility. The expected warrant term was the life of the warrant. The risk free interest rate of the award is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of the merger and having a term consistent with the expected term of the award.

 

Under the acquisition method of accounting, the total purchase price is allocated to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets of ConeXus World Global LLC acquired in the merger, based on their fair values at the merger date. The estimated fair values are based on the information that was available as of the merger date. We believe that the information provides a reasonable basis for estimating the fair values. The preliminary allocation of the purchase price has been allocated to assets acquired and liabilities assumed as follows (in thousands):

 

(in thousands)      
Current assets   $ 1,187  
Property and equipment     47  
Goodwill     3,994  
Other intangible assets     1,750  
Other assets     13  
Total assets     6,991  
         
Current liabilities     1,657  
Total liabilities     1,657  
         
Estimated purchase price   $ 5,334  

 

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The estimated fair value of amortizable intangible assets of $1.8 million is amortized on a straight-line basis over the weighted average estimated useful life of 3 years. The preliminary purchase price allocation to identifiable intangible assets and related amortization lives are as follows:

 

       Useful lives 
(in thousands)  Amounts   (years) 
Customer relationships  $1,370    3 
Trademark   380    5 
Total  $1,750      

 

The fair values of the customer relationship were estimated using a discounted present value income approach. Under the income approach, an intangible asset’s fair value is equal to the present value of future economic benefits to be derived from ownership of the asset. Indications of value are developed by discounting future net cash flows to their present value at market-based rates of return. The useful life of the intangible assets for amortization purposes was determined considering the period of expected cash flows used to measure the fair value of the intangible assets adjusted as appropriate for the entity-specific factors including legal, regulatory, contractual, competitive, economic or other factors that may limit the useful life of intangible assets.

 

The goodwill recognized as a result of the merger is attributable primarily to the strategic and synergistic opportunities across the marketing technology spectrum, expected corporate synergies and the assembled workforce. The goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

 

We incurred approximately $0.2 million of acquisition-related costs that were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2015. These costs are included in selling, general and administrative costs in our consolidated statements of operations.

 

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated financial results have been prepared for illustrative purposes only and do not purport to be indicative of the results of operations that actually would have resulted had the acquisitions of ConeXus (discussed above) and CRI (discussed below) occurred on the first day of the earliest period presented, or of future results of the consolidated entities. The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information does not reflect any operating efficiencies and cost savings that may be realized from the integration of the acquisition.

 

   Years ended 
(Unaudited)  December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Supplemental pro forma combined results of operations:        
         
Net sales  $16,237   $16,851 
Net loss  $(8,271)  $(5,840)

 

The pro forma financial information includes amortization expense from the acquired assets and transaction costs assuming the mergers occurred on January 1, 2014.

 

Acquisition of Creative Realities, LLC

 

On August 20, 2014, we completed the merger contemplated by the Creative Realities Merger Agreement, thereby acquiring the business of Creative Realities, LLC. At the effective time of the merger and pursuant to the Creative Realities Merger Agreement, Slipstream Funding, LLC, then the sole member of Creative Realities, received shares of our common stock equivalent to approximately 59.2% of the common stock issued and outstanding immediately after the merger, together with a warrant to purchase an additional number of common shares equal to 1.5% of our common stock outstanding immediately after the merger. As a result of this merger transaction and a contemporaneous investment in our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock by an affiliate of Slipstream Funding, Slipstream Funding and its affiliates beneficially own 32,249,919 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase common stock, representing beneficial ownership (as calculated under applicable SEC rules) of approximately 45.8% of our common stock issued and outstanding immediately after the merger.

 

Creative Realities, LLC was the “accounting acquirer” in the merger transaction while the registrant was the “legal acquirer,” and therefore the merger was accounted for as a reverse acquisition. In accordance with reverse acquisition accounting, the historical financial statements of the registrant will be those of Creative Realities with the financial results of Wireless Ronin Technologies included only beginning with the merger date. We allocated the purchase price consideration to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed from Wireless Ronin Technologies, with the excess purchase price recorded as goodwill. Effective September 15, 2014, Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (the registrant) changed its name to Creative Realities, Inc.

 

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Under reverse acquisition accounting, as the accounting acquirer, Creative Realities is deemed (for accounting purposes only) to have issued to the registrant’s shareholders approximately 17.1 million shares with an aggregate value at the merger date of $10.8 million based on the August 20, 2014 market price of its common shares of $0.63. Creative Realities is also deemed to have issued replacement options to the registrant’s option holders and replacement warrants to the registrant’s warrant holders. The estimated fair value of the registrant’s warrants and the value of the vested stock options of the registrant, all of which were deemed to have vested in connection with a change of control as of the effective date of the transaction on August 20, 2014, aggregating $1.1 million.

 

The following is a summary of the consideration transferred to effect the merger:

 

(in thousands)    
Deemed (for accounting purposes only) issuance of shares to CRI, Inc. shareholders  $10,775 
Deemed (for accounting purposes only) issuance of warrants to CRI, Inc. shareholders   754 
Deemed (for accounting purposes only) issuance of stock options to CRI, Inc. shareholders   390 
Payment of Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. transaction costs by Creative Realities, LLC   1,588 
Total consideration  $13,507 

 

The deemed issuance of warrants and stock options represent the fair value of those warrants and stock options based on the Black-Scholes valuation model, using the CRI, Inc. share price on the merger date as an input.

 

The following assumptions were applied in determining the fair value of deemed (for accounting purposes only) conversion of CRI, Inc. warrants and stock options awards: 

 

Risk-free interest rate   0.49%-2.09% 
Expected term   1.3-7.0 years 
Expected price volatility   98%-143% 
Dividend yield   - 

 

Our computation of expected volatility is based on historical volatility. The expected option term was calculated using the simplified method, an average of the contractual term and vesting period. The risk free interest rate of the award is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of the merger and having a term consistent with the expected term of the award.

 

Under the acquisition method of accounting, the total purchase price is allocated to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets of Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. deemed to have been acquired in the merger, based on their fair values at the merger date. The fair values are based on the information that was available as of the merger date. We believe that the information provides a reasonable basis for estimating the fair values. The allocation of the purchase price to assets acquired and liabilities assumed is as follows (in thousands):

 

(in thousands)    
Current assets  $1,901 
Property and equipment   167 
Goodwill   8,882 
Other intangible assets   5,280 
Other assets   77 
Total assets   16,307 
      
Current liabilities   2,800 
Total liabilities   2,800 
      
Estimated purchase price  $13,507 

 

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The fair value of amortizable intangible assets of $5.3 million is amortized on a straight-line basis over the weighted average estimated useful life of 3.9 years. The purchase price allocation to identifiable intangible assets and related amortization lives are as follows: 

 

       Useful lives
(in thousands)  Amounts   (years)
Technology platform – Broadcast  $260   5
Technology platform - Wireless Ronin   3,930   4
Customer relationships   1,090   3
Total  $5,280    

  

The fair values of the technology platforms and the customer relationship were estimated using a discounted present value income approach. Under the income approach, an intangible asset’s fair value is equal to the present value of future economic benefits to be derived from ownership of the asset. Indications of value are developed by discounting future net cash flows to their present value at market-based rates of return. The useful life of the intangible assets for amortization purposes was determined considering the period of expected cash flows used to measure the fair value of the intangible assets adjusted as appropriate for the entity-specific factors including legal, regulatory, contractual, competitive, economic or other factors that may limit the useful life of intangible assets.

 

In addition, deferred revenue was reduced by approximately $0.3 million to the fair value of the cost of fulfillment plus a normal profit on that effort. For the year ended December 31, 2015, this deferred revenue was amortized as a reduction to revenues. We also established an accrual for rent of $0.2 million, related to the above market lease rate on the Minnetonka facility in 2014. This accrual was amortized during the year ended December 31, 2015 as the lease for the Minnetonka facility is no longer being used.

 

The goodwill recognized as a result of the merger is attributable primarily to the strategic and synergistic opportunities across the marketing technology spectrum, expected corporate synergies and the assembled workforce. The goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes.

 

We incurred approximately $0.2 million of CRI, Inc.’s acquisition-related costs, which were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2014. These costs were included in selling, general and administrative costs in our consolidated statements of operations.

 

Broadcast International, Inc. (Broadcast) is a provider of managed video solutions, including digital signage, OTT (Over the Top) networks, IPTV, and live/on-demand content distribution for the enterprise. On August 1, 2014 (the Broadcast Merger Date), Wireless Ronin Technologies (“WRT”) acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Broadcast by issuing 7.1 million shares of WRT common stock with an aggregate value at the Broadcast merger date of $3.6 million based on the price of WRT shares on the merger date. The former Broadcast shareholders owned approximately 36.5% of the WRT common stock outstanding immediately after the Broadcast merger, calculated on a modified fully diluted basis. As the acquirer, WRT allocated the purchase price consideration to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed from Broadcast, with excess purchase price recorded as goodwill. Those allocations to Broadcast assets and liabilities were superseded by the purchase price allocation from the August 20, 2014 merger transaction with Creative Realities that occurred after the Broadcast merger.

 

NOTE 4: FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS

 

Factoring Agreement

 

On October 15, 2015, Creative Realities, Inc., together with its subsidiary entities Creative Realities, LLC, ConeXus World Global, LLC, and Broadcast International, Inc., entered into a Factoring Agreement with Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. Under the Factoring Agreement, Allied Affiliated Funding, or “Allied,” will from time to time purchase approved receivables from the Company and its subsidiaries up to a maximum amount of $3.0 million. Upon receipt of any advance under the Factoring Agreement, the Company and its subsidiaries will have sold and assigned all of their rights in such receivables and all proceeds thereof to Allied, with recourse. The purchase price for receivables bought and sold under the Factoring Agreement is equal to their face amount less a 1.10% base discount. Added to the base discount is an additional .037% discount from the face value of a receivable for each day beyond 30 days that the receivable remains unpaid by the account debtor. The base discount is subject to adjustment in the event of changes in the prime lending rate as published by The Wall Street Journal. Allied will provide advances under the Factoring Agreement net of an applicable reserve amount, as specified in the agreement. The obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries under the Factoring Agreement are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries. Allied has the right under the Factoring Agreement to require the Company to repurchase any receivable earlier sold for a purchase price equal to the face value of the receivable. The Factoring Agreement has an initial term of one year, subject to potential one-year renewals thereafter, unless earlier terminated (or not renewed) in accordance with the agreement. The Company may terminate the Factoring Agreement at any time prior to the expiration of the initial term (or a renewal period) upon payment to Allied of an early termination fee equal to $37.5. The table below provides an analysis of the accounts receivables factored at December 31, 2015.

 

   December 31, 
   2015 
Accounts receivables assigned to factor  $1,218 
Advances from factor   (1,049)
Amounts due from factor   169 
Unfactored accounts receivable   715 
Total accounts receivable  $884 

 

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NOTE 5: FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

 

We measure certain financial assets, including cash equivalents, at fair value on a recurring basis. In accordance with FASB ASC 820-10-30, fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined based on the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. As a basis for considering such assumptions, FASB ASC 820-10-35 establishes a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The three hierarchy levels are defined as follows:

 

Level 1 — Valuations based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets.

 

Level 2 — Valuations based on observable inputs (other than Level 1 prices), such as quoted prices for similar assets at the measurement date; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly.

 

Level 3 — Valuations based on inputs that are unobservable and involve management judgment and the reporting entity’s own assumptions about market participants and pricing.

 

The following table presents information about the Company's warrant liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques the Company used to determine such fair value. In general, fair values determined by Level 1 inputs use quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Fair values determined by Level 2 inputs use data points that are observable such as quoted prices, interest rates and yield curves. Fair values determined by Level 3 inputs are unobservable data points for the asset or liability, and includes situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability:

 

Description  Fair Value   Quote Prices In Active Markets (Level 1)   Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant Other Unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
 
Warrant liabilities at December 31, 2014  $1,910    -    -   $1,910 
Warrant liabilities at December 31, 2015  $1,649    -    -   $1,649 

  

The change in level 3 fair value is as follows:      

 

Warrant liability December 31, 2014  $1,910 
New warrant liabilities   820 
Decrease in fair value of warrant liability   (1,081)
Ending warrant liability as of December 31, 2015  $1,649 

 

NOTE 6: OTHER FINANCIAL STATEMENT INFORMATION

 

The following table provides details of selected financial statement items: 

 

Inventories

 

   December 31,   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Finished goods  $69   $531 
Work-in-process   13    208 
Total inventories  $82   $739 

 

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Supplemental Cash Flow Information:  December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Cash paid for interest  $150   $18 
Cash paid for taxes  $38    - 
Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities          
Non-cash conversion of borrowings from affiliate to equity   -   $2,126 
Leasehold improvements paid for by landlord allowance   -   $344 
Noncash preferred stock dividends  $344   $112 
Adjustment for options issued due to merger with Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.  $(212)   - 
Issuance of notes in lieu of interest  $5    - 
Exchange of warrants for common stock  $9      
Issuance of stock upon conversion of preferred stock  $78    - 
Common and preferred shares issued for ConeXus merger  5,184    - 
Common shares, stock options and warrants issued for Wireless Ronin merger  -    11,919 

 

NOTE 7: GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

Goodwill 

 

Changes in goodwill for the period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015 are as follows (in millions): 

 

Goodwill at January 1, 2014  $1,362 
Merger with Creative and WRT   9,210 
Goodwill at December 31, 2014  $10,572 
Net adjustment to WRT purchase accounting September 30, 2015   (212)
Merger with ConeXus (Note 2)   3,994 
Goodwill at December 31, 2015  $14,354 

 

Other Intangible Assets 

 

Other intangible assets consisted of the following at December 31, 2015 and 2014 (in thousands):  

 

    2015     2014  
    Gross           Gross        
    Carrying     Accumulated     Carrying     Accumulated  
    Amount     Amortization     Amount     Amortization  
Technology platform   $ 4,190     $ 1,598     $ 4,190     $ 374  
Customer relationships     2,460       584       1,090       132  
Trademarks and trade names     680       317       300       240  
                                 
      7,330     $ 2,499       5,580     $ 746  
                                 
Accumulated amortization     2,499               746          
Net book value of amortizable intangible assets   $ 4,831             $ 4,834          

 

For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, amortization of intangible assets charged to operations was $1,753 and $566, respectively. 

 

Estimated amortization is as follows:  

 

Year ending December 31,    
2016  $1,878 
2017   1,747 
2018   1,070 
2019   76 
2020   76 

 

 F-20 

 

 

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net identifiable assets acquired in a purchase business combination and is tested annually at September 30 for impairment or tested for impairment more frequently if events and circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired. An impairment loss is recognized to the extent that the carrying value exceeds the asset’s fair value. The Company has one reporting unit and the Company determines the fair value of the reporting unit and compares it to its carrying value. Second, if the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized for any excess of the carrying amount of the reporting unit’s goodwill over the implied fair value of that goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the reporting unit in a manner similar to a purchase price allocation, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805, Business Combinations. The residual fair value after this allocation is the implied fair value of the reporting unit goodwill. The fair values calculated in the Company’s impairment tests are determined using discounted cash flow models involving several assumptions. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, anticipated operating income growth rates, the Company’s long-term anticipated operating income growth rate and the discount rate. The Company’s cash flow forecasts are based on assumptions that are consistent with the plans and estimates the Company is using to manage the underlying businesses. The assumptions that are used are based upon what the Company believes a hypothetical marketplace participant would use in estimating fair value. The Company evaluates the reasonableness of the fair value calculations of its reporting unit by comparing the total of the fair value of all of the Company’s reporting units to the Company’s total market capitalization. The Company bases its fair value estimates on assumptions it believes to be reasonable but that are unpredictable and inherently uncertain.

 

The Company performed its annual impairment test at September 30, 2015 and determined there was no impairment of goodwill. This impaired test did not include ConeXus World Global, LLC as the acquisition did not occur until October 15, 2015. At year end, the Company updated its impairment analysis for goodwill and determined there was no impairment based on the projected future cash flows to be generated from the reporting unit.

 

The Company’s market capitalization could fluctuate in the future. As a result, it will continue to treat this data as an indicator of possible impairment if its market capitalization falls below its book value. If this situation occurs, it will perform the required detailed analysis to determine if there is impairment.

 

NOTE 8: LOANS PAYABLE

 

The outstanding Convertible Promissory Notes issued in 2015 with detachable warrants are shown in the table below. Further discussion of the notes follows.

 

Date  Original Principal   Warrants  
12/28/2015   $150    267,857   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
12/28/2015  500    892,857   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
12/28/2015   600    1,071,429   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
10/26/2015  300    535,714   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
10/15/2015   150    267,857   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
10/15/2015  500    892,857   14% interest - 12% cash, 2% added to principal
6/23/2015   400    640,000   14% interest - 12% cash interest, 2% added to principal amount of debt
6/23/2015