10-K 1 f10k2014_oxysuresystem.htm ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2014

 

Commission File No. 000-54137

 

 

 

OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   71-0960725
(State of Incorporation)   (IRS Employer I.D. Number)

 

10880 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 600, Frisco, TX  75033

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number and area code: (972) 294-6450

 

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

 

Title of Each Class   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.0004 par value per share   OTCQB

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K 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 the this Form 10-K. þ

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.

 

Large Accelerated Filer   o Accelerated Filer   o
Non-Accelerated Filer   o Smaller Reporting Company  þ

 

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

 

Our common stock is traded in the over-the-counter market and quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “OXYS.”

 

The aggregate market value of the voting common equity held by non-affiliates was $4,383,261, based on the closing price of such common equity as of June 30, 2014, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.

 

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s class of $0.0004 par value common stock as of March 27, 2015 was 29,573,414.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:

 

None.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ITEM NUMBER AND CAPTION Page
   
Part I    
     
  1. Business 3
       
  1A. Risk Factors 17
       
  1B. Unresolved Staff Comments 27
       
  2. Properties 27
       
  3. Legal Proceedings 27
       
  4. (Removed and Reserved) 27
       
Part II    
       
  5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities 28
       
  6. Selected Financial Data 29
       
  7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 29
       
  7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 40
       
  8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 41
       
  9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 42
       
  9A. Controls and Procedures 42
       
  9B. Other Information 42
       
Part III    
       
  10. Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance 43
       
  11. Executive Compensation 44
       
  12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters 47
       
  13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence 48
       
  14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services 49
       
Part IV    
       
  15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules 50

 

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PART I

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

All statements contained in this report, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, actions, goals, prospects, or new developments, that we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including plans for clinical tests and other such matters pertaining to testing and development products, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “intends,” “is intended,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, progress in our product development and testing activities, obtaining financing for operations, development of new technologies and other competitive pressures, legal and regulatory initiatives affecting our products, conditions in the capital markets, the risks discussed in Item 1A – “Risk Factors,” and the risks discussed elsewhere in this report that may cause our or our industry’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of filing of this report or to conform such statements to actual results.

 

All references in this Annual Report to “OxySure,” “OxySure Systems,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” means OxySure Systems, Inc.

 

ITEM 1—BUSINESS

 

Overview

 

OxySure Systems, Inc. was formed on January 15, 2004 as a Delaware “C” Corporation for the purpose of developing products with the capability of generating medical grade oxygen “on demand,” without the necessity of storing oxygen in compressed tanks.  We developed a unique technology that generates medically pure (USP) oxygen from two dry, inert powders.  Utilizing our technology, we commenced the commercialization of our launch product, a lightweight, portable emergency oxygen system designed for lay person use, known as the OxySure Model 615 (“OxySure Model 615” or “Model 615”).  We believe that the OxySure Model 615 is currently the only product on the market that can be safely pre-positioned in public and private venues for emergency administration of medical oxygen by lay persons, without the need for training. The OxySure Model 615 bridges the gap between the onset of a medical emergency and the time first responders arrive on the scene. We believe that it allows a lay rescuer – a bystander, friend, colleague or loved one – to administer medical oxygen during those first, critical minutes after an emergency occurs, improving medical outcomes and potentially saving lives in the process.

 

We believe that the OxySure Model 615 can be used in any medical emergency, prior to the arrival of first responders. We also believe that the OxySure Model 615 is well suited for placement next to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for post-resuscitation use in a cardiac arrest incident.

 

We launched Model 615 initially into the K-12 education markets in the United States, followed by commercial markets. We also sell complimentary products and solutions with Model 615, including replacement cartridges for Model 615, display wall boxes, oxygen wall signage, resuscitation bags, pulse oximeters, thermal bags for Model 615 and AEDs. We have also recently diversified our offerings to include solutions for military use.

 

We were founded by our current Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer, Julian T. Ross, who conducted or managed all of the related research and development, a function Mr. Ross continues to oversee.  In early 2004, Mr. Ross moved his research and development efforts into the North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology (“NTEC”).  NTEC is a Frisco, Texas based medical technology accelerator, and we were selected as an NTEC program company in early 2004, and we were the first program company to graduate from the accelerator program in November 2005.  In December 2005, we received Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) clearance for Model 615 (510(K), Class II).  The approval number for our FDA clearance is K052396, and Model 615 is cleared for over the counter sale, without the need for a prescription. In February 2014 we received CE Marking approval for the OxySure portable emergency oxygen generator.

 

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Emergency/Short Duration Oxygen Market Overview

 

We believe that our process and methodology is unique in the emergency/short duration oxygen supply marketplace. We believe that our process and technology enable the delivery devices to be lighter, safer, and easier to use. We believe that our technology, process and methodology allows us to develop and commercialize solutions that improves access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” (IDLH) environments.

 

The OxySure Model 615 utilizes a simple, one-step activation using a dispenser that includes a self-contained, disposable cartridge, within which the oxygen is generated. The dispensers are made of lightweight, thermoplastic materials and weigh less than 11 pounds. Model 615 is designed to bridge the gap between the onset of a medical emergency and the time first responders arrive on the scene. It is intended to allow a lay rescuer – a bystander or loved one – to administer medical oxygen during those first, critical minutes after an emergency occurs, improving medical outcomes and potentially saving lives in the process.

 

We believe that the advantages of Model 615 include: (1) Safety: the powders are dry and inert until actuation occurs through the turn of a knob, instantly creating medical grade oxygen. We believe that risks such as an explosion hazard, a fire hazard, an environmental hazard, or a toxicity hazard, are minimized or otherwise eliminated. (2) No Training Required: A simple turn of the knob starts the oxygen generation process. We believe the ease of use makes the Model 615 ideal for lay person use. (3) We believe that Model 615 requires no maintenance mandated by regulation. (4) We believe that Model 615 does not require any hydrostatic testing. (5) We believe that Model 615 can be shipped "rescue ready," subject to applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. (6) No prescription is required. Model 615 is FDA cleared for over the counter sale. (8) We believe that Model 615 does not require any licenses or permits to place into service. (9) We believe that Model 615 can be placed in any public access venue or private venue. (10) We believe that Model 615 can be used in any medical emergency, prior to the arrival of first responders. (11) We believe that Model 615 is also ideal for placement next to or otherwise in conjunction with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for post-resuscitation use in a cardiac arrest incident.

 

Business Strategy

 

The following summarizes the principal elements of our strategy:

 

We plan to grow revenue by continuing to pursue institutional customers in our core markets, which include the K-12 education market and colleges, as well as other commercial markets, including churches and places of worship, manufacturing facilities and other commercial and municipal buildings, both in the United States and internationally.
   
We plan to grow revenue by pursuing relationships with large OEM customers.
   
We believe that Model 615 is a natural complement and companion product to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). We plan to grow revenue by continuing to market Model 615 as a companion product to AEDs, and our goal in the foreseeable future is to pursue the placement of the OxySure Model 615 next to as many AEDs as possible, in the United States as well as internationally. We believe in the long term, however, Model 615 has the potential to become a standard issue item for public and private settings, just like a fire extinguisher.
   
We plan to grow revenue by continuing our current channel strategy, which includes leveraging distribution partnerships to enhance market penetration, and we plan to increase our efforts to partner with distributors, including distributors of AEDs, safety products and medical devices. We plan to invest resources in training and tools for our distribution partners’ sales, systems and support organizations, in order to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of these partnerships.
   
We plan to grow revenue by increasing our efforts to promote market awareness and education of our products and their critical need, and our efforts may include partnerships with industry, medical thought leaders, and community and advocacy organizations. Our efforts may include increasing market awareness and education of the need for early administration of emergency or supplemental oxygen for initial stabilization, safety, survival and recovery in medical emergencies.
   
We plan to pursue market catalysts such as a legislative agenda for state and federal mandates, medical reimbursement for at risk markets, and insurance underwriting benefits and discounts for product users.
   
We plan to grow revenue by continuing to diversify our product offerings through the addition of complimentary or additive products and solutions that enhance our core product usability, feasibility, appeal or application, or that enhances our ability to access or add value to existing and new customers. Some of these additional products and services may be sourced or supplied by third parties. In addition, we plan to continue our development efforts focused on developing new products incorporating both our core “oxygen from powder” technology, as well as other oxygen related technologies for other vertical markets, such as aviation, mining, military, wound care, skin care, automotive, and sports and recreation, as applicable.
   
We plan to implement technologies and processes that enhance the performance, appeal and functionality of our product family, enhance manufacturing scalability and reduce manufacturing and operating cost. We will seek to leverage new technologies as they become available.

 

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Market Analysis

 

We believe that Model 615 may create a new market category of emergency oxygen availability for the early administration or treatment of cardiovascular, respiratory and other medical emergencies.  By empowering a lay person to augment the services of first responders, we believe that Model 615 may follow a similar model to that of an Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) or a fire extinguisher.  We believe that Model 615 can be safely pre-positioned in public venues as well as private settings to provide immediate medical grade oxygen in an emergency, but without the risk associated with compressed gas containers, and without the training required to operate such equipment.  We believe that the OxySure Model 615 enables a loved one, bystander or even the victim themselves to administer medical oxygen in a convenient, safe and inexpensive manner while awaiting the arrival of emergency medical responders.  We believe Model 615 may also be helpful as a standby solution by providing temporary oxygen to aid escape in hazardous exposure situations, or when necessary long-term oxygen supplies are interrupted.  We believe that Model 615 significantly strengthens the pre-responder market.

 

We believe there is significant clinical support for the critical need for early oxygen administration during cardiovascular or respiratory emergencies.  During a cardiovascular or respiratory distress emergency, the availability of oxygen to the heart, brain, other vital organs or injured area is either stopped or impaired.  In less than three minutes without oxygen, brain cells can begin to die.  In less than eight minutes, the heart muscle cells can begin to die.  Both of these conditions typically lead to permanent disability, since neither brain cells nor the heart tissue is considered regenerative.  In less than ten minutes the ability to sustain life can be at risk.  Even if a victim survives, their future quality of life can be directly related to the number of minutes that they were deprived of oxygen.  Given that the response time of first responders can be between six and 15 minutes (in the United States) from the time 911 is called, the clinical significance and appeal of the Model 615 becomes apparent.

 

We have begun to introduce Model 615 into education and commercial markets and plan to expand into those markets on a larger scale.  As a general rule, these markets may comprise one or more of the following customer categories: (i) emergency placement markets; (ii) at risk markets; and (iii) preventative buyers.  There is a certain measure of overlap between or among these customer categories, but we believe the following market definitions to be generally accurate.

 

(i) Emergency Placement Markets:

 

We launched Model 615 initially into the K-12 education market, and we plan to continue to grow our sales into this market segment. We have also commenced the sale of Model 615 into other education segments, such as colleges and universities, as well as commercial market segments, such as churches, manufacturing facilities, office buildings and restaurants.  We believe that organizations, corporations, educational customers, and governmental entities will continue to purchase Model 615 as an emergency response measure, and that these markets will grow significantly. By pre-positioning it in an easily accessible way, either by itself, right next to an AED, or right next to a fire extinguisher, Model 615 can serve as a first line of defense in the event of any medical or civil emergency.

 

There are approximately 40 million injury-related emergency room visits in the United States, and we believe that there is a significant number of potential emergencies that would benefit from the immediate application of oxygen, prior to the arrival of professional first responders.  For example, each year over 1 million Americans suffer a potentially fatal cardiac emergency - one person every 34 seconds.  About 460,000 of those cardiac emergencies are fatal, with death occurring before the victim can get professional medical attention.  There are nearly 4.5 million on-the-job injuries and illnesses each year in the US, many of which would be administered oxygen if available.  Approximately 5,000 to 7,000 school-aged children die from sudden cardiac arrest each year without exhibiting prior symptoms.  Many of these deaths occur at school and related sporting events. We believe that with a growth of market awareness and education, Model 615 has the potential to become a standard issue item for most public and private venues.

 

Our initial target locations for emergency placement are summarized below.  It is apparent that many of these targets would have multiple buildings and/or be of a facility size that would justify multiple units of Model 615 on-site.  We believe that the availability of an on-demand oxygen supply, without the dangers generally associated with pressurized tanks, at Model 615’s selected price point may have the potential for governments, regulatory agencies and regulatory boards to require locating one or more such devices pre-positioned on-site. While there can be no assurance that we will be successful, we plan to pursue such legislative and regulatory efforts, in the United States as well as in countries outside of the United States.

 

Educational Facilities

 

There are approximately 102,265 educational campuses in the United States.  Of these, there are approximately:

 

87,125 U.S. schools representing grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.4
11,000 accredited programs for infants to children of 8 years.  This includes day care and after school programs.5
4,140 United States College and Universities.6

 

Manufacturing Facilities

 

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, there are approximately 350,735 manufacturing facilities in the United States in 2002.

 

 

4   National Association of State Boards of Education (1998-99 school year).

5   National Association for Education for Young Children’s annual report (August 2005).

6   National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2005.

 

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Recreational Vehicles

 

According to a study completed by the University of Michigan, approximately 8 million US households own a least one RV.  This represents a 15% increase in RV ownership since 2001 and is largely attributed to the enormous baby boomer generation.7

 

Restaurants

 

The National Restaurant Association’s 37th Annual Industry Forecast (2004) reported approximately 925,000 restaurants in the United States.

 

Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) Compliant Buildings

 

There are approximately 20 million locations for first aid alone called for in the OSHA Compliance Locations Publication.

 

U.S. Federal Government

 

We were awarded a multi-year contract by the General Services Administration (“GSA”) to allow us to supply our products to all branches of the U.S. Federal Government.  Our Federal Supply Schedule Contract number V797P-4153b is unrestricted, or a 100% set-aside contract for small business, and has an initial term ending November 14, 2013.  Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for up to three additional five-year terms.  Federal buyers are able to purchase our products either directly from us or via GSA Advantage!, the U.S. government’s online shopping and ordering system for government buyers.

 

(ii) At Risk Markets:

 

At risk markets comprise individuals at risk of specific medical emergencies as a result of either being diagnosed with or having at least one risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease or respiratory diseases or ailments.  Respiratory diseases or ailments can include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”) and asthma.  We believe that buyers in this At Risk segment will include persons, or relatives of persons, with known existing medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, COPD or asthma in which the presence of a safe, easy-to-use source of on-demand emergency oxygen is highly appealing.

 

People with Cardiovascular Disease

 

The American Heart Association estimates that there are approximately 80 million Americans who are afflicted with cardiovascular disease in one form or another.  Of the 80 million potential victims: (a) approximately 40 million, or 50% are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease; (b) approximately 40 million, or 50% exhibit at least one risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease; and (c) more than 2/3 are 50 years of age or older.  Management projects that, given the rapid onset of the aging baby boomer population, this ratio will increase substantially over the next decade and will likely increase the number of Americans suffering from such diseases.8

 

People with COPD

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”) is a term which refers to a large group of lung diseases characterized by obstruction of air flow that interferes with normal breathing.  Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most important conditions that compose COPD and they frequently coexist.9  COPD is the fourth-ranked cause of death in the United States.   In 2007, approximately 10.2 million U.S. adults aged 18 years and older were estimated to have COPD.10 Oxygen supplementation is one of the few known effective treatments for a COPD exacerbation.  Similar to a severe asthma attack, these individuals never know when or where they will be when an exacerbation may occur.  Model 615 provides a portable, non-battery driven source of oxygen that will allow those with COPD to bridge the gap between the onset of an exacerbation and the availability of emergency care.

 

People with Asthma

 

According to the American Lung Association (“ALA”), there are approximately 22.9 million Americans that have been diagnosed with asthma; 12.4 million had an asthma attack in 2006.11  The ALA states that asthma is the leading chronic illness of children in the United States. In 2006, over 6.8 million children under age 18 had asthma; 4.1 million had an asthma attack that year. The highest asthma prevalence rate was seen in those 5 to 17 years of age (106.3 per 1,000 population). The rate in those under age 18 (92.8 per 1,000) was much greater than those aged 18 to 44 (72.4 per 1,000).12

 

(iii) Preventive Buyers:

 

Management believes that many individuals and homeowners may purchase Model 615 as a preventive/first aid measure in the event of an unforeseen emergency, including cardiovascular emergencies, respiratory emergencies and general medical emergencies.  Preventive buyers are defined as buyers with no known history or diagnosis of chronic disease, but are likely to buy Model 615 in preparation for or in anticipation of a possible emergency.

 

 

7   New University of Michigan Study: RV Ownership Reaches All-Time High (December 18, 2005).

8   American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2008.

9   American Lung Association, “Trends in COPD,” April 2009, Page 3.

10 Id. at Page 5. 

11 American Lung Association, “American Lung Association Lung Disease Data: 2008,” Page 29.

12 Id. at Page 30. 

 

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Management believes that for the same reasons smoke alarms, first aid kits, AEDs and fire extinguishers are purchased for home use, the same consumers may be predisposed to purchase the Model 615 as part of their standard arsenal in the event of an emergency.

 

Sales and Marketing Plan

 

Our sales strategy is focused primarily on an indirect sales strategy for developing push sales of our products.  We currently have in excess of 40 independent third party distributors in the United States. These distributors are typically businesses focused on selling AED’s, medical products or safety products. We have targeted the education market as an early adopter market and have already achieved some initial success in penetrating that market.  As a result of our sales efforts so far, Model 615 was sold into K-12 schools and school districts in more than 40 states.  We plan to continue to build on this early success in the education market.  In addition, we have had initial success in selling Model 615 into colleges, places of worship, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial placement markets, and we will continue our effort to grow sales in those early markets in the foreseeable future.  We also have a limited number of distributors outside of the United States. These include distributors in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and South Africa. We plan to increase our sales capability by adding independent distributors both in the US and internationally.  We recently received CE Marking approval for Model 615. We plan to pursue relationships with distributors across Europe in the near term. Distributors that we may pursue include:

 

distributors that have an established presence within the first aid and occupational safety, medical emergency and industrial safety markets;
automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturers and distributors; and
specialty medical distributors that can tap into the (at risk) cardiovascular disease, asthma and COPD market segments.

 

We also plan to increase the number of sub-distributors and sales agents we will appoint in the U.S. to sell our products.

 

Our current marketing efforts are limited, and comprise limited advertising in safety related media, participation in shows and exhibitions, and press releases.  We plan to continue and expand these activities, and we plan to implement a marketing strategy designed to create market demand and sales through increased market awareness and education.

 

Product Diversification

 

Our early sales efforts are focused primarily on institutional customers, such as for example schools and school districts, colleges, places of worship, manufacturing facilities and commercial buildings.  We sell to these customers primarily through distributors but also through sub-distributors and sales agents.  Generally, the buying decisions for our customers are made or influenced by individuals such as safety managers, risk managers, nurses, administrators, facilities managers and medical directors.  These individuals are usually also responsible for acquiring other safety or health emergency solutions or products, such as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Resuscitator Bags (used for CPR), First Aid Kits, and so on.  We source AEDs, Resuscitator Bags, and other complimentary products in order to provide our customers with a total solution for their health emergency and preparedness requirements.  We believe that we there is incremental value in providing our customers the ability to order these products from a single source.  We generally source these ancillary or complimentary products from third party manufacturers or suppliers, and we generally act as a distributor in such cases.

 

Strategic Branding

 

We do not currently have any significant strategic branding activity.  We plan to, in the future, implement a plan to increase our overall strategic branding efforts.  Targeted industry publications that appeal to key decision makers within the specialty medical community will be a focus of these branding and product awareness efforts.  Branded collateral with a targeted message, focus, and call to action will also be part of these planned efforts.

 

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Retail Channels

 

We do not currently have any relationships with traditional “brick and mortar” retailers. We plan to pursue distribution partnerships with traditional “brick and mortar” retailers that can merchandise Model 615 or any line extensions thereof for at risk and preventive buyers. We currently have distribution partnership with online retailers Amazon.com, GlobalIndustrial.com and Drugstore.com. In addition, our authorized distribution partners typically have online web stores where they offer our products for sale, in addition to the sales activities of their sales teams.

 

Direct Response Television (DRTV)

 

We believe that a direct response appeal to customers may be a cost-effective method for rapidly building awareness of the features, advantages and benefits of the Model 615, or a line extension(s) thereof.  We plan to test a DRTV campaign to appeal directly to at-risk customers through a targeted pilot in the form of short-duration commercials.  Utilizing space-available national media, sufficient audience reach can be obtained cost-effectively.  Based on the pilot validation, we plan to evaluate the potential of ongoing direct response television marketing efforts, possibly on larger scales.  To date, we have not conducted any direct response television campaigns or pilots, and there can be no assurance that we will do so in the future.

 

Competition and Buying Patterns

 

We believe that our Model 615 portable emergency oxygen device is highly differentiated from all other emergency-duration medical oxygen supply products (compressed gas, cryogenic, thermal decomposition).  We believe that Model 615 makes on-demand, emergency-duration medical oxygen safer and more readily accessible for various classes of user markets.  Its process and the resulting product allow lay person use, as compared to all other competitive technologies where training is typically required and usage can be hazardous.  During oxygen generation in Model 615, there is minimal pressure, and no compressed tanks, regulators, gauges, flames, electrical charge or other hazards typically associated with existing oxygen dispensing devices.  We believe that Model 615 allows a lay person, without training to administer medical oxygen in a medical emergency while waiting for first responders to arrive on the scene.

 

Model 615 is indicated for emergency use, and compressed tanks can be utilized in certain instances for emergency use.  We believe that Model 615 is differentiated from compressed tanks for emergency use as follows:

 

Model 615 requires minimal to no training to operate, as it is designed for lay person use.  Compressed tanks generally require training to be used.
Model 615 is a safer option, as it does not represent an explosion hazard in fire situations.
Model 615 does not require a prescription to be purchased, whereas compressed tanks may require a prescription if the regulator is not pre-set to a flow rate equal to 6 liters per minute or higher for a minimum of 15 minutes.

 

Design and Production Capabilities

 

We employ a systematic approach to product design and production.  We have developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific to our design and production processes, and we develop and track new concepts and ideas from a variety of sources, including direct customer feedback, trade shows, and industry conferences.

 

Customer Service

 

We believe we are highly responsive to our customers. We plan to continue to work closely with our major customers in order to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.  We plan to constantly evaluate and identify our strongest customers in each distribution channel and focus our sales efforts towards the largest and fastest growing distributors and resellers.  While we do not currently do so, we expect to be an Original Equipment Manufacturer, or OEM, for certain customers in the future.

 

Brand Awareness

 

We currently only sell Model 615 and certain other products under the OxySure name and we intend to aggressively promote our self-branded products, marketed under the brand-name OxySure, with a goal of becoming a recognized brand name in the United States, which we expect will assist us in growing our business over the course of the next few years.  We plan to develop and commercialize additional products targeted at various vertical markets under the OxySure brand name, and we believe that in time our consumer oxygen products will develop a solid reputation and an established a brand name in the U.S.

 

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Intellectual Property

 

We rely on a combination of patent, trademark and trade secret protection and other unpatented proprietary information to protect our intellectual property rights and to maintain and enhance our competitiveness in the consumer medical industry.  As a matter of practice, we require assignment of intellectual property rights provisions in all our employment, consultant and subcontractor agreements.  We have legal ownership of six U.S. patents, two Australian patents and one South African patent, in addition to other patent applications, that we use in our business operations.  These patents include design, utility, and invention patents that relate to our products.  In January 2004, we entered into an assignment and transfer agreement with Julian T. Ross, our founder and current Chief Executive Officer and his affiliates for the transfer and assignment of the initial patent application to us, and for the transfer to us of any and all other initial intellectual property related to the prior research and development conducted by him in relation to our business.

 

We also rely on unpatented technologies to protect the proprietary nature of our product and manufacturing processes.  We require that our management team and key employees enter into confidentiality agreements that require the employees to assign the rights to any inventions developed by them during the course of their employment with us.  All of the confidentiality agreements include non-competition and non-solicitation provisions that remain effective during the course of employment and for periods following termination of employment, which vary depending on position and location of the employee.

 

We have four registered trademarks in the United States.

 

(1) Registration Number 3346008 entitled “Oxysure Emergency Oxygen”*

(2) Registration Number 3330496 entitled “Oxysure”*

(3) Registration Number 3528998 entitled “Oxysure Pure Oxygen”

(4) Registration Number 3514251 entitled “Technology at Work Saving Lives”

 

* Our former attorney of record with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed these to lapse and we intend to revive them.

 

In addition, we own numerous domain names relevant to our business, such as www.oxysure.com, www.oxysuresystemsinc.com, www.theoxysuregroup.com, www.oxypure.com, www.oxycure.com, www.oxysport.com, www.oxysave.com, www.safeoxygen.com, and many others.

 

Our success will depend in part on our ability to obtain patents and preserve other intellectual property rights covering the design and operation of our products.  We intend to continue to seek patents on our inventions when we deem it commercially appropriate.  The process of seeking patent protection can be lengthy and expensive, and there can be no assurance that patents will be issued for currently pending or future applications or that our existing patents or any new patents issued will be of sufficient scope or strength or provide meaningful protection or any commercial advantage to us.  We may be subject to, or may initiate, litigation or patent office interference proceedings, which may require significant financial and management resources.  The failure to obtain necessary licenses or other rights or the advent of litigation arising out of any such intellectual property claims could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

 

We hold six U.S. patents comprising three utility patents and three design patents as follows:

 

(1) 7,407,632 entitled “Apparatus and delivery of medically pure oxygen,” which expires on May 27, 2024

(2) 7,381,377 entitled “Method for controlled production of a gas,” which expires on June 21, 2025

(3) 7,465,428 entitled “Method and apparatus for controlled production of a gas,” which expires on June 21, 2025

(4) D549,341 entitled “Breathing device utilizing a catalytic oxygen generation method,” which expires on July 30, 2026

(5) D549,342 entitled “Breathing device utilizing a catalytic oxygen generation method,” which expires on July 30, 2026

(6) D615,186 entitled “Chemical reaction activation plunger,” which expires on June 24, 2022

 

In addition, we hold one South African patent, number 2006/5051 entitled “Method and apparatus for generating oxygen.”

 

U.S. patents numbered 1 through 3 are utility patents and are valid for 20 years from the date of each respective filing.  U.S. patents numbered 4 through 6 are design patents and are valid for 14 years from the grant date of each respective design patent.  The South African patent is valid for 20 years from the date of application. The U.S. utility patents cover methods and apparatuses associated with the production (from our chemical process), control, containment and delivery of oxygen (or a gas containing oxygen).  The U.S. design patents cover aspects of the design and features of our product, the Model 615.  The South African patent covers the process by which oxygen is generated. Australian patent number 2007101246 covers certain engineering elements of our system for activation and management of our catalytic oxygen producing system.  

 

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Strategy

 

Our goal is to become a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of emergency/short duration oxygen solutions and medical emergency solutions for pre-hospital markets.

 

We plan to leverage our expertise in product design and development, our intellectual property platform, and develop our distribution network by continuing to develop and introduce new and enhanced products.  We plan to strengthen the performance of our technology to provide users with easy-to-use products.  Our goal is to continue to enhance the functionality of our core features and making our products simpler to use.  We intend to invest additional resources in our research and development, applications and intellectual property to promote innovation and maintain customer preference for our products.

 

Build Partnerships with New and Existing Customers

 

We intend to strengthen relationships with our existing customers and our strategy is to establish partnerships with our current customers whereby we develop and manufacture new products based on their needs.

 

We also seek to leverage our technology to develop relationships and strategic alliances with third-party distributors, vendors, and manufacturers.  We believe OEMs of respiratory products and safety products, distributors and value-added resellers (“VARs”) can simplify the use and increase the safety of their products and services by integrating our products, resulting in broader market opportunities and significant competitive advantages.

 

Expand Global Presence

 

Though we have concentrated in the United States, we believe a strong and growing market for our products exists in countries outside of America, primarily in Europe, Canada, Asia, and South America.  We intend to further expand our international resources to better serve global customers and business associates and to leverage opportunities in markets such as Brazil, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Korea, India, and China.  We plan to add regional sales representatives and distributors in different geographic regions to better address demand for our products.

 

Expand Sales Network and Distribution Channels

 

We intend to expand our sales network in America and develop relationships with a broader set of wholesalers, distributors and resellers, all in order to expand the market availability of our products in the United States.  We believe there exists vast opportunities to expand market presence.  We believe that these relationships will allow us to diversify our customer base and significantly increase the availability and exposure of our products.

 

Augment Marketing and Promotion Efforts to Increase Brand Awareness

 

We continue to devote our efforts towards brand development and utilize marketing concepts in an attempt to strengthen the marketability of our products.  We plan to carry out a brand development strategy based on product innovation, quality, and design excellence.  We have also participated and intend to continue to participate in various exhibitions and similar promotional events to promote our products and brand.

 

Supply of Raw Materials

 

We intend to procure materials to meet forecasted customer requirements.  Special products and large orders are quoted for delivery after receipt of orders at specific lead times.  We will maintain minimum levels of finished goods based on market demand in addition to inventories of raw materials, work in process, and sub-assemblies and components.  We reserve for inventory items determined to be either excess or obsolete.

 

At the current time, we have no material minimum purchase requirements with our raw material suppliers and we place orders with our suppliers on as needed basis.  Because we place orders on an as needed basis our pricing and availability of raw materials from all suppliers can be volatile, attributable to numerous factors beyond our control, including general economic conditions, currency exchange rates, industry cycles, production levels or a supplier’s limited supply.  To the extent that we experience cost increases we may seek to pass such cost increases on to our customers, but cannot provide any assurance that we will be able to do so successfully or that our business, results of operations and financial condition would not be adversely affected by increased volatility of the cost and availability of raw materials.

 

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Suppliers

 

We are actively pursuing agreements with multiple manufacturers to ensure we are able to consistently obtain our raw materials and topical products timely, within our defined specifications, and at competitive prices.

 

Our primary current suppliers and the products they supply to us are listed below:

 

Name of Supplier   Products Supplied
AAA Aircare Systems   Air purification products
Activar Construction Products Group   Display systems
AMS Filling Systems, Inc.   Filling equipment
Branson Ultrasonics Corporation   Ultrasonic welding equipment
Brenntag Southwest, Inc.   Chemical supplies
Cardiac Science   AED equipment and supplies
Colder Products   Fitments and connectors
D.B. Roberts Company   Hardware parts
Dymax Corporation   Adhesive products, systems and supplies
HeartSafe America   Medical safety equipment
Heartsine   AED equipment and supplies
Newcomb Spring   Springs
Marking Systems, Inc.   Labeling and related supplies
McMaster-Carr   Hardware parts
Packaging Technologies, Inc.   Sealing Equipment and supplies
Pfaltz & Bauer   Chemical supplies
Polo Custom Products   Carrying bags
Polymer Technology Corporation   Injection molding services
PressCut Industries   Fabrication Materials
R.S. Hughes Company, Inc.   Sealing supplies
Sigma Aldrich   Chemical & lab Supplies
Sunbelt Plastics Tooling   Injection molding services
LTI Atlanta   Filter materials
S. Wickstrom Manufacturing   Injection molding services

 

Presently, we believe our relationships with our suppliers are good and we expect that our suppliers will be able to meet the anticipated demand for our products in the future.  However, due to our dependence on a few suppliers for certain raw materials, we could experience delays in development and/or the ability to meet our customer demand for new products.  In addition, we have a number of longstanding business relationships with certain suppliers, and we believe that alternative suppliers are available.  Although we have not been subject to shortages for any of our components, we may be subject to cutbacks and price increases which we may not be able to pass on to our customers in the event that the demand for components generally exceeds the capacity of our suppliers.

 

Production Operations

 

Our production operations involve the assembly of parts and components and the final assembly of all parts and sub-assemblies that comprise our products.  Many of the parts and components are manufactured by third party manufacturers.  Currently, our production operations are conducted in Frisco, Texas, in a 16,200 square-foot facility, which houses a production and warehousing area of approximately 10,000 square feet.  We use automated machinery to process key aspects of the production process to ensure high uniformity and precision, while leaving the other aspects of the production process to manual labor.  Some of the production is very labor intensive, thus, putting constraints and limitations in our production process.  The current constraints could be eliminated if we automate some or all of the production.  We intend to seek greater production capacity, production efficiencies and lower production costs in the future.  In doing so, we may elect to invest further in our production process, or we may elect to outsource some or all of our production processes as demand for our products grow.  If we invest further in our production processes, our goal would be to further streamline our production process and continue investing in our production infrastructure, which will allow us to further increase our production capacity, helping us to control the per unit cost of our products.  We do not currently have any material contracts with third party manufacturers or sub-contractors for the supply of parts, raw materials or components that require forecasting or minimum order quantities.

 

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Quality Control

 

We consider quality control an important element of our business practices.  We have stringent quality control systems that are implemented by company-trained staff members to ensure quality control over each phase of the production process, from the purchase of raw materials through each step in the manufacturing process.  We utilize a scientific management system and precision inspection measurement, capable of ensuring our products are of high quality.

 

Our quality control process consists of the following functions:

 

setting internal controls and regulations for semi-finished and finished products;
testing samples of raw materials from suppliers;
implementing sampling systems and sample files;
maintaining quality of equipment and instruments; and
articulating the responsibilities of quality control staff.

 

Research and Development

 

To enhance our product quality, reduce cost, and keep pace with technological advances and evolving market trends, we plan to continue to engage in research and development, as budgets allow.  We spent $583,435 and $356,015 on research and development in 2014 and 2013, respectively.  Our research and development effort is focused on enhancing our technology by improving the performance of our current products and developing new products, in addition to developing related and alternative technologies.  We have made investments of capital and time to develop technology engines, intellectual property and industry expertise in technologies that we believe provide us with a competitive advantage in the markets where we compete.  Our technologies are based on complex formulas which require extensive amounts of data and expertise.  We plan to continue to invest in technologies to maintain our market position and to develop new applications and products.

 

Historically, we have conducted substantially all of our research and development with an in-house staff, including research staff holding advanced degrees.  The duties of our core research function are to improve research and development management and market analysis, in addition to establishing and regulating the production projects.  All departments have worked together to research new material and techniques, test product performance, inspect products and to test performance of machines used in the manufacturing process.

 

In addition to the advancement of our current product, we believe that the future success of our business depends upon our ability to enhance our existing product, to develop compelling new products, to develop cost effective products, to qualify these products with our customers, to effectively introduce these products to existing and new markets on a timely basis, and to commence and sustain volume production to meet customer demands.  To avoid product obsolescence, we will continue to monitor technological changes, as well as users' demands for new technologies.  Failure to keep pace with future changes could adversely affect our revenues and operating results in the future.  Although we have attempted to determine the specific needs of the markets in which we participate, there can be no assurance that the markets will, in fact, materialize or that our existing and future products designed for these markets will gain market acceptance.

 

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Warranties and Return Policy

 

We offer limited warranties for our products, comparable to those offered to consumers by our competitors.  Our customers may return products to us for a variety of reasons, such as damage to goods in transit, cosmetic imperfections and other issues, if within the warranty period.  Our customers may generally return products within 30 days and we generally charge a restocking fee if the product is returned within 30 days.

 

Product Liability and Insurance

 

We currently carry $4 million in product liability insurance.  Because of the nature of the products sold by us, we may be periodically subject to product liability claims resulting from personal injuries.  We may become involved in various lawsuits incidental to our business.  To date, we have not been subject to products liability litigation. Our product liability insurance may not sufficiently shield us from any potential product liability claims, and we might not have sufficient funds available to pay any claims over the limits of our insurance.  Furthermore, any potential product liability claim may lead to our product liability insurance being cancelled, or we may not be able to obtain such insurance at a rate that is acceptable to us or at all.  Because personal injury claims based on product liability may be very large, an underinsured or an uninsured claim could financially damage our company.  Accordingly, there can be no assurance that we will have sufficient product liability insurance and/or capital sufficient to cover any successful product liability claims made against us in the future, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

 

Competition

 

We face competition from many other manufacturers, most of which have significantly greater name recognition and financial, technical, manufacturing, personnel, marketing, and other resources than we have.  The market in which we compete is subject to rapid technology changes, highly fragmented, and cyclical.

 

We compete primarily on the basis of quality, price, design, reliability, and quality service and support to our customers.  We believe that our standard products are comparable in quality and performance with competitors in our market category.  Many of our competitors have a stronger competitive position than we do in that they have greater brand recognition and longer-standing customer relationships.

 

Environmental Regulations

 

We are subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, including those governing the use, discharge and disposal of hazardous substances in the ordinary course of our manufacturing process.  We believe that our current manufacturing operations comply in all material respects with applicable environmental laws and regulations.  Although we believe that our current manufacturing operations comply in all material respects with applicable environmental laws and regulations, it is possible that future environmental legislation may be enacted or current environmental legislation may be interpreted to create environmental liability with respect to our other facilities, operations, or products.

 

We constructed our manufacturing facilities with the environmental laws and requirements in mind.  If we fail to comply with the provisions of the environmental laws under which we are governed, we could be subject to fines, criminal charges or other sanctions by regulators, including the suspension or termination of our manufacturing operations.

 

Employees

 

As of the date hereof, we had 24 full-time employees, including 13 employees in production and 5 employees in management, sales and marketing.  In addition, we had two part time employees, and several independent consultants that we employ on a retained basis and on an as needed basis. All of our employees are based in the United States.  Our employees are not represented by any labor union and are not organized under a collective bargaining agreement, and we have never experienced a work stoppage due to union activity.

 

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Government Regulation

 

Our primary product, the OxySure portable oxygen device, Model 615, is a medical device, subject to extensive and rigorous regulation by the FDA, as well as other Federal and state regulatory bodies in the United States and comparable authorities in other countries.  These regulatory approvals can be lengthy and can cause delays in getting our products into other countries.  Our South African distributor has not yet obtained approval from the South African Medicines Control Council for the importation of Model 615.  We expect that many of our future products will also be similarly subject to regulation by the FDA and other regulatory bodies both in the United States and in other countries.  We currently market our primary product, the Model 615 in the United States under a pre-market notification, or 510(k), clearance for emergency use.  Model 615 was cleared by the FDA for over the counter sale, without the need for a prescription, and the FDA approval number is K052396.  If we seek to market new products or to market new indications for our existing product, we may be required to file for and obtain either 510(k) clearances or Premarket Approval Applications (“PMAs”).

 

The FDA regulations govern the following activities that we perform, or that are performed on our behalf, to ensure that medical devices distributed domestically or exported internationally are safe and effective for their intended uses:

 

product design, development and manufacture;
product safety, testing, labeling and storage;
pre-marketing clearance or approval;
record keeping procedures;
product marketing, sales and distribution; and
post-marketing surveillance, complaint handling, medical device reporting, reporting of deaths or serious injuries and repair or recall of products.

 

Failure to comply with applicable regulatory requirements can result in enforcement action by the FDA, which may include any of the following sanctions:

 

warning letters, untitled letters, fines, injunctions, consent decrees and civil penalties;
repair, replacement, refunds, recall or seizure of our products;
operating restrictions, partial suspension or total shutdown of production;
refusing our requests for 510(k) clearance or PMA approval of new products, new intended uses or modifications to existing products;
withdrawing 510(k) clearance or PMA approvals that have already been granted; and
criminal prosecution.

 

The FDA’s Pre-market Clearance and Approval Requirements

 

Unless an exemption applies, each medical device we wish to distribute commercially in the United States will require either prior 510(k) clearance or a PMA approval from the FDA.  Medical devices are classified into one of three classes - Class I, Class II, or Class III - depending on the degree of risk associated with each medical device and the extent of control needed to ensure safety and effectiveness.  Devices deemed to pose lower risks are placed in either Class I or II, which requires the manufacturer to submit to the FDA a pre-market notification requesting permission to commercially distribute the device.  This process is generally known as 510(k) clearance.  Some low risk devices are exempted from this requirement.  Devices deemed by the FDA to pose the greatest risk, such as life-sustaining, life-supporting or implantable devices, or devices deemed not substantially equivalent to a previously cleared 510(k) device, are placed in Class III, requiring PMA approval.  Our Model 615 is considered a Class II device for its current primary marketed indication.

 

Pre-market Approval Pathway

 

A PMA application must be submitted to the FDA if the device cannot be cleared through the 510(k) process.  The PMA application process is much more demanding than the 510(k) pre-market notification process.  A PMA application must be supported by extensive data, including but not limited to technical information, preclinical data, clinical trials, manufacturing information and labeling to demonstrate to the FDA’s satisfaction the safety and effectiveness of the device.

 

Devices deemed by the FDA to pose the greatest risk, such as life-sustaining, life-supporting or implantable devices, or devices which have a new intended use or use advanced technology, are Class III devices that almost always require formal clinical studies.  The PMA application, which is intended to demonstrate safety and efficacy, must contain data from clinical trials and a full description of the device and its components, the methods, facilities and controls used for manufacturing, and the proposed labeling.  If the FDA determines that a PMA application is sufficiently complete to permit a substantive review, the FDA will accept the application for review.  The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act permits a modular review approach, whereby applicants are allowed to submit discrete sections of the PMA for review after each is completed.

 

The FDA has 180 days to review a PMA application, although the review of an application generally occurs over a significantly longer period of time and can take up to several years.  During this review period, the FDA may request additional information or clarification of the information already provided.  Also, an advisory panel of experts from outside the FDA may be convened to review and evaluate the application and provide recommendations to the FDA as to the approvability of the device.  In addition, the FDA will conduct a pre-approval inspection of the manufacturing facility to ensure compliance with quality system regulations.

 

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510(k) Clearance Pathway

 

When a 510(k) clearance is required, we must submit a pre-market notification to the FDA demonstrating that our proposed device is substantially equivalent to a previously cleared and legally marketed 510(k) device or a device that was in commercial distribution before May 28, 1976 for which the FDA has not yet called for the submission of a PMA application.  By regulation, the FDA is required to clear or deny a 510(k) pre-market notification within 90 days of submission of the application.  As a practical matter, clearance often takes significantly longer.  The FDA may require further information, including clinical data, to make a determination regarding substantial equivalence.  If the FDA determines that the device, or its intended use, is not substantially equivalent to a previously-cleared device or use, the FDA will place the device, or the particular use, into Class III.

 

Clinical Trials

 

Clinical trials are almost always required to support PMA approval and are sometimes required for 510(k) clearance.  In the United States, these trials generally require submission of an application for an investigational device exemption, or IDE, to the FDA.  The IDE application must be supported by appropriate data, such as animal and laboratory testing results, showing that it is safe to test the device in humans and that the testing protocol is scientifically sound.  The IDE must be approved in advance by the FDA for a specific number of patients unless the product is deemed a non-significant risk device eligible for more abbreviated IDE requirements.  Clinical trials for significant risk devices may not begin until the IDE application is approved by the FDA and the appropriate institutional review boards, or IRBs, at the clinical trial sites.  Any clinical trials we may do must be conducted under the oversight of an IRB at the relevant clinical trial sites and in accordance with the FDA regulations, including but not limited to those relating to good clinical practices.  We are also required to obtain patients’ informed consent that complies with both the FDA requirements and state and Federal privacy regulations.  Failure to meet these standards can result in the clinical data not being accepted by the FDA.

 

If we are required to pursue an IDE in the future, we will need to enroll patients in a feasibility study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the intended product for its intended indication.  A feasibility study involves a limited number of patients and is the first opportunity to evaluate device performance in humans under clinical conditions.  It is used to gather information on treatment methods of using a new device, clinical measures to be used in a pivotal study, and evaluate features that may be modified to optimize use of the device.  If the study results are favorable, we will be required to conduct a larger, pivotal, study to demonstrate the device’s safety and effectiveness.  A pivotal study usually involves a larger population at multiple locations and is designed to provide objective evidence of effectiveness based on significant clinical outcomes.  If any pivotal trial conducted by us in the future is successful, all the study data will form the clinical basis of the applicable PMA application for FDA approval of the intended product.

 

We, the FDA or the IRB at each site at which a clinical trial is being performed may suspend a clinical trial at any time for various reasons, including a belief that the risks to study subjects outweigh the benefits.  Even if a trial is completed, the results of clinical testing may not demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the device, may be equivocal or may otherwise not be sufficient to obtain PMA approval of the product.  Similarly, in Europe the clinical study must be approved by the local ethics committee and in some cases, including studies with high-risk devices, by the Ministry of Health in the applicable country.

 

Pervasive and Continuing Regulation

 

After a device is placed on the market, numerous regulatory requirements continue to apply.  These include:

 

the FDA’s QSR requires manufacturers, including third-party manufacturers, to follow stringent design, testing, control, documentation and other quality assurance procedures during all aspects of the manufacturing process;

   

labeling regulations and the FDA prohibitions against the promotion of products for uncleared or unapproved uses (known as off-label uses), as well as requirements to provide adequate information on both risks and benefits during promotion of the product;

   

clearance or approval of product modifications that could significantly affect safety or efficacy or that would constitute a major change in intended use;

   

medical device reporting, or MDR, regulations, which require that manufacturers report to the FDA if their device may have caused or contributed to a death or serious injury or malfunctioned in a way that would likely cause or contribute to a death or serious injury if the malfunction were to recur;

   

post-market surveillance regulations, which apply when necessary to protect the public health or to provide additional safety and effectiveness data for the device; and

   
the FDA’s recall authority, whereby it can ask, or under certain conditions order, device manufacturers to recall from the market a product that is in violation of governing laws and regulations.

 

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After a device receives 510(k) clearance or PMA approval, any modification that could significantly affect its safety or effectiveness, or that would constitute a major change in its intended use, will require a new clearance or approval.  The FDA requires each manufacturer to review changes that it makes and determine whether they are of a type that would require a new 510(k) or PMA filing.  This determination must be documented by us.  While we make this determination initially, the FDA can review any such decision and can disagree with a manufacturer’s determination.  The FDA may also make this determination on its own initiative.

 

The MDR regulations require that we report to the FDA any incident in which our product may have caused or contributed to a death or serious injury or in which our product malfunctioned and, if the malfunction were to recur, would likely cause or contribute to death or serious injury.  We have not filed any MDR reports to the FDA for Model 615 since we started selling the product. However, two MDRs were filed by a third party.

 

We have registered with the FDA as a medical manufacturer.  The FDA has broad post-market and regulatory enforcement powers.  We are subject to unannounced inspections by the FDA to determine our compliance with the QSR and other regulations, and these inspections may include the manufacturing facilities of our suppliers.

 

Promotion and Advertising Restrictions

 

We may promote and advertise Model 615 only for emergency use.  However, physicians may prescribe Model 615 for uses that are not described in its FDA-approved labeling and for uses that differ from those tested by us and approved by the FDA.  Such off-label uses are common across medical specialties.  Physicians may believe that such off-label uses are the best treatment for some patients in varied circumstances.  The FDA does not regulate the behavior of physicians in their choice of treatments.  The FDA does, however, strictly prohibit a manufacturer’s communications regarding off-label uses.  Companies cannot actively promote FDA-approved devices for off-label uses.  If the FDA believes we are promoting Model 615 for off-label uses, we could be subject to negative publicity, warning letters, fines, civil and criminal penalties, injunctions and product seizures.

 

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ITEM 1A—RISK FACTORS

 

Risks Relating to the Early Stage of our Company, our Financial Position and our Need for Additional Capital

 

We are an early stage company and have a history of net losses. Currently, we have one product that we manufacture and make available for commercial sale, and to date we have not generated any significant product revenue. As a result, we expect to continue to incur substantial net losses for the foreseeable future, which raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

We were incorporated on January 15, 2004 and we do not have a long operating history or realized any substantial revenues.  We do not have any sufficient operating history upon which an evaluation of our future success or failure can be made.  Our accumulated deficit from inception through December 31, 2014 was $18,041,208.

 

We have devoted most of our financial resources to research and development, FDA and other regulatory approvals, and the development our production capability. We have had limited revenues from our launch product, the OxySure Model 615.  We expect to continue to incur research and development expenses as well as significant expenses related to investment in sales and marketing and organizational growth in the foreseeable future related to the ongoing product development, completion of new development and commercialization of our products.  In addition, if we are required by applicable regulatory authorities, including the FDA, to perform studies related to any future products, our expenses will increase beyond expectations and the timing of any potential product approval may be delayed. We also expect an increase in our expenses associated with our manufacturing and the commercialization of future products, if any. In addition, we expect to continue to incur costs to support operations as a public company. As a result, we may continue to incur substantial net losses and negative cash flow for the foreseeable future. These losses and negative cash flows have had, and will continue to have, an adverse effect on our stockholders’ equity and working capital. We expect our net losses to continue into the foreseeable future.  There is no assurance our future operations will result in profitable revenues.

 

Our ability to achieve and maintain profitability and positive cash flow is dependent upon our ability to:

 

raise additional funds from debt and/or equity;
raise awareness and achieve widespread market acceptance of our technology and our products;
identify and pursue channels and mediums through which we will be able to market and sell our products, including distributors and retailers;
attract and retain performing employees;

lower our production costs significantly;
obtain any regulatory approvals where needed to market our products, including approvals in international markets;
procure and maintain on commercially reasonable terms relationships with third parties for the supply of services, parts and other manufacturing inputs; and
manage growth by managing administrative overhead.

 

Because of the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with medical device product development, we are unable to accurately predict the timing or amount of substantial expenses or when, or if, we will be able to achieve or maintain profitability. We have financed our operations primarily through the sale of equity securities and debt financings. The size of our future net losses will depend, in part, on the rate of growth of our expenses and the rate of growth of our revenues. If we are unable to develop and commercialize our other product candidates or if sales revenue from Model 615 and our existing offerings are insufficient, we will not achieve profitability. Even if we do achieve profitability, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability.

 

As a result of the foregoing circumstances our independent registered public accounting firm has included, and is likely in the future to include, an explanatory paragraph in their audit opinions based on substantial uncertainty regarding our ability to continue as a going concern.  An audit opinion of this type may interfere with our ability to obtain debt or equity financing in the future.

 

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We are at a very early operational stage and our success is subject to the substantial risks inherent in the establishment of a new business venture.

 

The implementation of our business strategy is in a very early stage.  We only produce one product, a portable emergency oxygen device, and the commercialization of this product is in its infancy.  Our intended markets may not adopt this product, and it may not be commercially successful.  We intend to develop additional product candidates but none have proven to be commercially viable or successful.  Our business and operations should be considered to be in a very early stage and subject to all of the risks inherent in the establishment of a new business venture.  Accordingly, our intended business and operations may not prove to be successful in the near future, if at all.  Any future success that we might enjoy will depend upon many factors, several of which may be beyond our control, or which cannot be predicted at this time, and which could have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition, business prospects and operations and the value of an investment in our company.

 

We have a very limited operating history and our business plan is unproven and may not be successful.

 

Our company was formed in January 2004, but we only began commercial product shipment of our first product in earnest in 2008 after we moved into our new, purpose built production facility.  Since January 2004, our primary activities have been research and development, the obtainment of our FDA approval, the identification of collaborative partners, intellectual property protection such as patent applications and capital raising activities.  We have not licensed or sold any substantial amount of products commercially and do not have any definitive agreements to do so.  We have not proven that our business model will allow us to identify and develop commercially feasible products in the long term.

 

We have limited organizational and management resources.

 

Our management and organizational resources are limited, and this may adversely impact our ability to execute our business plan, successfully continue the commercialization of our portable emergency oxygen device, maintain regulatory compliance, or capitalize on market opportunities, if any.  We have significant intellectual capital invested in our current employees and management, and any loss in organizational resources may have an adverse impact on our business.  In particular, we have been, and we expect to continue to be reliant on, the experience and talents of our CEO and President, Mr. Ross.

 

We may have difficulty raising additional capital, which could deprive us of necessary resources.

 

We expect to continue to devote significant capital resources to provide working capital, and to fund sales and marketing as well as research and development.  In order to support the initiatives envisioned in our business plan, we will need to raise additional funds through the sale of assets, public or private debt or equity financing, collaborative relationships or other arrangements.  Our ability to raise additional financing depends on many factors beyond our control, including the state of capital markets, the market price of our common stock and the development or prospects for development of competitive technology by others.  Because our common stock is currently traded on the OTCQB and trading volumes are minimal, many investors may not be willing to purchase it or may demand steep discounts.  Sufficient additional financing may not be available to us or may be available only on terms that would result in further dilution to the current owners of our common stock.

 

We expect to raise additional capital during 2015, but we do not have any firm commitments for additional funding.  If we are unsuccessful in raising additional capital, or the terms of raising such capital are unacceptable, we may suffer liquidity issues that may have a material adverse impact on our ability to continue operations or we may have to modify our business plan and/or significantly curtail our planned activities and other operations.

 

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Failure to effectively manage our growth could place strains on our managerial, operational, and financial resources and could adversely affect our business and operating results.

 

Our growth has placed, and is expected to continue to place, a strain on our managerial, operational and financial resources.  Further, we will be required to manage those multiple relationships.  Any further growth by us or an increase in the number of our distributors, strategic relationships or alliances will increase this strain on our managerial, operational and financial resources.  This strain may inhibit our ability to achieve the timely execution necessary to implement our business plan, and could have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition, business prospects and operations and the value of our stock.

 

Our success is dependent on key personnel.

 

Our ability to succeed is substantially dependent on the performance of our officers and directors.  Our success also depends on our ability to attract, hire, retain and motivate future officers and key employees.  The loss of the services of any of these executive officers or other key employees could have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.  We have entered into employment agreements with our executive officers and key employees.  We currently have no “Key Person” life insurance policies.  Our future success may also depend on our ability to identify, attract, hire, train, retain and motivate other highly skilled technical, managerial, sales, marketing and customer service personnel.  We have been, and we expect to continue to be reliant on, the experience and talents of our CEO and President, Mr. Ross.

 

Competition for such personnel is intense, and there can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully attract, assimilate or retain sufficiently qualified personnel.  The failure to attract and retain the necessary technical, managerial, sales, marketing and customer service personnel could have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, and financial condition.

 

Risks Relating to our Research and Development Business

 

There are substantial inherent risks in attempting to commercialize new technological applications, and, as a result, we may not be able to successfully develop additional products or technology for commercial use.

 

We conduct ongoing development on our portable emergency oxygen device, and we conduct research and development of products in various vertical markets and industries.  Historically, our product development team has worked on developing technology and products in various stages.  However, commercial feasibility and acceptance of such product candidates are unknown.  Scientific research and development requires significant amounts of capital and takes an extremely long time to reach commercial viability, if at all.  Other than our portable emergency oxygen device, to date, our research and development projects have not produced commercially viable applications, and may never do so.  Even our portable emergency oxygen device may not prove to be commercially viable in the long term.  During the research and development process, we may experience technological barriers that we may be unable to overcome.  Because of these uncertainties, it is possible that none of our product candidates will be successfully developed.  If our portable emergency oxygen device fails to achieve widespread commercial success, or we are unable to successfully develop new products or technology for commercial use, we will be unable to generate revenue or build a sustainable or profitable business.

 

We will need to achieve commercial acceptance of our applications to generate revenues and achieve profitability.

 

There can be no assurance that there will be continued market acceptance for our portable emergency oxygen device, its need, or its use in the long term, and there can be no assurance of its commercial acceptance or profitability in the long term.  While we intend to develop additional products, even if our research and development yields technologically feasible applications, we may not successfully develop commercial products, and even if we do, we may not do so on a timely basis.  If our research efforts are technologically successful, it could take years before this technology is commercially viable.  During this period, superior competitive technologies may be introduced or customer needs may change, which will diminish or extinguish the commercial uses for our applications.  We cannot predict when significant commercial market acceptance for our portable emergency oxygen device or any of our potential new products will develop, if at all, and we cannot reliably estimate the projected size of any such potential market.  If markets fail to accept our portable emergency oxygen device or any new products we may develop, we may not be able to generate revenues from the commercial application of our products and technologies.  Our revenue growth and achievement of profitability will depend substantially on our ability to have our portable emergency oxygen device and any new products we may introduce be accepted by customers.  If we are unable to cost-effectively achieve acceptance of our products and technology by customers, or if the associated products do not achieve wide market acceptance, our business will be materially and adversely affected.

 

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We will need to establish relationships with collaborative and development partners to fully develop and market our existing and new products.

 

We do not possess all of the resources necessary to develop and commercialize existing and new products on a mass scale resulting from or that may result from our technologies.  Unless we expand our product development capacity and enhance our internal marketing capability, we will need to make appropriate arrangements with collaborative partners to develop and commercialize current and future products.

 

If we do not find appropriate partners, our ability to develop and commercialize products could be adversely affected.  Even if we are able to find collaborative partners, the overall success of the development and commercialization of product candidates in those programs will depend largely on the efforts of other parties and is beyond our control.  In addition, in the event we pursue our commercialization strategies through collaboration, there are a variety of attendant technical, business and legal risks, including, but not limited to:

 

a partner would likely gain access to our proprietary information, potentially enabling the partner to develop products without us or design around our intellectual property;

 

we may not be able to control the amount and timing of resources that our partners may be willing or able to devote to the development or commercialization of our product candidates or to their marketing and distribution; and

 

disputes may arise between us and our partners that will result in the delay or termination of the research, development or commercialization of our products and product candidates or that may result in costly litigation or arbitration that diverts our resources.

 

The occurrence of any of the above risks could impair our ability to generate revenues and harm our business and financial condition.

 

We rely on third parties to manufacture many of our product parts and subassemblies and we expect to rely on third parties for new product candidates and our business will suffer if they do not perform.

 

Our production activity is primarily focused on the final assembly of our portable emergency oxygen device, and we outsource the manufacturing of most of the parts, components or subassemblies.  We expect to continue to utilize this manufacturing model for this product as well as for new product candidates.  As a result, we do not expect to manufacture many of our products and product inputs and will engage third party contractors, molders and packagers to provide manufacturing or contract manufacturing, molding or production services.  If our contractors do not operate in accordance with regulatory requirements and quality standards, our business will suffer.  We expect to use or rely on components and services that are provided by sole source suppliers.  The qualification of additional or replacement vendors is time consuming and costly.  If a sole source supplier has significant problems supplying our products or product inputs, our sales and revenues will suffer until we find a new source of supply.

 

Our production process is very labor intensive.

 

Due to resource constraints and current limitations in our production process, our production process is very labor intensive.  We hope in the future to increase the level of automation in our process, and if we do, there is no assurance that we will be able to realize any production efficiencies through such automation.  If we are not able to automate our processes or do not realize any production efficiencies though automation, we may need a larger production force, and if we do, our production costs may rise.  Furthermore, if our production process stays labor intensive then our production cycle times may be slower which will prevent us from responding to large orders effectively and timeously.  We may elect to outsource some or all of our production process in an effort reduce costs and increase production capacity.  If we do, we may experience quality issues and long production lead times, which will adversely impact customer satisfaction and sales.  In addition, quality issues may lead to enforcement action by the FDA.

 

Moving to higher production volumes could be accompanied by quality problems.

 

To date, we have produced and shipped limited quantities of our first product, the portable emergency oxygen device.  In the event that demand for this product increases, we will have to accommodate such increases in demand by increasing our production throughput.  There can be no assurance that we would be successful in increasing our production throughput in response to any increases in demand, or that we would not suffer losses in product quality.  Any upward pressure on production capacity requirements may have an adverse impact on quality, production cost and delivery times.  Furthermore, we may seek to outsource some, part or all of our production process to meet demand.  Any such outsourcing of production may have an adverse impact on quality, production cost and delivery times.

 

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We rely on third parties for the sales and distribution of our products, who may not be successful in selling our products, or who may not perform to their sales commitments or obligations.

 

We currently do not have adequate resources to market, sell and distribute any products outside of the U.S. and engage third party marketing and distribution companies to perform these tasks.  We also do not have adequate resources to effectively market, sell and distribute products in the U.S.  While we believe that distribution partners will be available, we cannot assure you that the distribution partners, if any, will succeed in selling our products.  We may not be able to maintain satisfactory arrangements with our sales and distribution partners, who may not devote adequate resources to selling our products.

 

Our distribution partners may not honor their agreements with us or they may not honor the provisions of the sales quotas or minimum sales requirements prescribed in those agreements, where applicable. Some of our distributors have minimum sales commitments with us that they have not met. While we may have remedies available to us under our distribution agreements with our distributors, we have elected not to seek the relief provided by those remedies. There can be no assurance that these distributors, or any other distributors in the future will adhere to their minimum sales commitments to us.

 

If any of these situations occurs or remains unresolved, we may not be able to successfully market and sell our products, which would decrease or eliminate our ability to generate revenues.

 

We may not be successful at marketing and selling our technology or products.

 

That can be no assurance that our portable emergency oxygen device, the OxySure Model 615 will receive continued market acceptance.  We also intend to develop additional products and technologies for various vertical market applications.  We may not be able to market and sell our technology or products and any financial or research efforts we exert to develop, commercialize or promote such products may not result in revenue or earnings.

 

We may not be able to compete with better-established competitors.

 

While our portable emergency oxygen device is a medical device, it is targeted at commercial, education and government markets, as well as consumer markets.  In addition, our intended future products are targeted at various commercial, education, government and consumer markets.  The industries in which we operate, which include, but are not limited to, the medical device and biotechnology industries, are intensely competitive.  Most of our competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing, marketing and distribution resources as well as greater industry experience than we have.  The particular medical conditions, illnesses or diseases our portable emergency oxygen device and future product lines are intended to address can also be addressed by other medical devices, products, procedures or drugs.  Many of these alternatives are widely accepted by physicians and our target customers and have a long history of use.  Physicians and target customers may use our competitors’ products and/or our products may not be competitive with other technologies.  If these things happen, our sales and revenues will be adversely impacted.  In addition, our current and potential competitors may establish cooperative relationships with large medical equipment companies or companies with competitive technologies to gain access to greater research and development or marketing resources.  Competition may result in price reductions, reduced gross margins and loss of market share.

 

Our products may be displaced by newer technology.

 

The medical device and biotechnology industries are undergoing rapid and significant technological change.  Third parties may succeed in developing or marketing technologies and products that are more effective than those developed or marketed by us, or that would make our technology and products obsolete or non-competitive.  Additionally, researchers and engineers could develop new technologies and products that could replace our technologies and products or reduce their importance.  Accordingly, our success will depend, in part, on our ability to respond quickly to medical and technological changes through the development and introduction of new products.  We may not have the resources to do this.  If our product candidates become obsolete and our efforts to develop new products do not result in any commercially successful products, our sales and revenues will suffer.

 

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We may not have sufficient legal protection against infringement or loss of our intellectual property and we may lose rights to our licensed intellectual property if diligence requirements are not met.

 

Our success depends, in part, on our ability to secure and maintain patent protection, to preserve our trade secrets, and to operate without infringing on the patents of third parties.  While we intend to protect our proprietary positions by filing United States and foreign patent applications for our important inventions and improvements, domestic and foreign patent offices may not issue these patents.

 

To date we have filed various patents with respect to our technology and product candidates.  Some of these applications include applications for provisional patents which are not reviewed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) and will not result in the issuance of a patent, unless a regular patent application is filed within one year after the filing of the provisional patent application.  Generally, our provisional patent applications do not contain all of the detailed design and other information required by a regular patent application.  As a result, it may be uncertain whether the description of the invention in a provisional patent meets the “best mode and enablement” requirements for issuance of a patent.  Failure to adequately describe the invention may result in the loss of certain claims.  Although we intend to file regular patent applications with respect to any of our provisional patent applications, such filings require substantial expenditures of management time and legal fees.  If we do not have the funds or resources to prepare, file and maintain patent applications, we could lose proprietary rights to our technology.

 

Even if we file patent applications and patents are issued, third parties may challenge, invalidate, or circumvent our patents or patent applications in the future.  Competitors, many of which have significantly more resources than we have and have made substantial investments in competing technologies, may apply for and obtain patents that will prevent, limit, or interfere with our ability to make, use, or sell our products either in the United States or abroad.

 

In the United States, patent applications are secret until patents are issued, and in foreign countries, patent applications are secret for a time after filing.  Publications of discoveries tend to significantly lag the actual discoveries and the filing of related patent applications.  Third parties may have already filed applications for patents for products or processes that will make our products obsolete or will limit our patents or invalidate our patent applications.

 

We require our employees, consultants, advisers and suppliers to execute confidentiality and assignment of invention agreements in connection with their employment, consulting, advisory, or supply relationships with us.  They may breach these agreements and we may not obtain an adequate remedy for breach.  Further, third parties may gain access to our trade secrets or independently develop or acquire the same or equivalent information.

 

We could be damaged by product liability claims.

 

Our portable emergency oxygen device is intended for use by laypersons, without any training requirements. If one of our products malfunctions or a person misuses it and injury results to a user or operator, the injured party could assert a product liability claim against our company. While we currently carry a limited amount of product liability insurance in the amount of $4 million, it may not sufficiently shield us from any potential product liability claims, and we might not have sufficient funds available to pay any successful claims in excess of the limits of our insurance. Furthermore, any potential product liability claim may lead to our product liability insurance being cancelled, or we may not be able to obtain such insurance at a rate that is acceptable to us or at all. Because personal injury claims based on product liability may be very large, an underinsured or an uninsured claim could financially damage our company.

 

We may encounter unforeseen costs in supplying products.

 

Our estimates of the costs and time to be consumed in receiving components or input products supplied by outside vendors or third party companies may not be accurate.  There can be no assurance that we will not experience supply chain issues such as supply interruptions, fluctuations in supply or demand, or fluctuations in shipping costs caused by fluctuations in fuel costs.  If we were to experience such supply issues, they may have a material adverse effect on our business and operations.  We may not be able to transfer any adverse cost variations to our customers.

 

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Risks Relating to the Regulatory Environment

 

We may have compliance issues with the FDA which could prevent or delay our ability to generate revenues.

 

Our primary product, the portable emergency oxygen device is considered a Class II medical device by the FDA.

 

The FDA regulations govern the following activities that we perform, or that are performed on our behalf, to ensure that medical devices distributed domestically or exported internationally are safe and effective for their intended uses:

 

product design, development and manufacture;
product safety, testing, labeling and storage;
pre-marketing clearance or approval;
record keeping procedures;

product marketing, sales and distribution; and
post-marketing surveillance, complaint handling, medical device reporting, reporting of deaths or serious injuries and repair or recall of products.

 

Failure to comply with applicable regulatory requirements can result in enforcement action by the FDA, which may include any of the following sanctions:

 

warning letters, untitled letters, fines, injunctions, consent decrees, and civil penalties;
repair, replacement, refunds, recall, or seizure of our products;
operating restrictions, partial suspension or total shutdown of production;
refusing our requests for 510(k) clearance or Pre-market Approval (“PMA”) of new products, new intended uses or modifications to existing products;

withdrawing 510(k) clearance or PMA approvals that have already been granted; and
criminal prosecution.

 

We may face problems related to the Department of Transportation regarding the shipment of our product which could potentially increase our shipping costs and limit our revenue potential.

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) issued an interpretation letter on October 3, 2008 determining that our primary product, the portable emergency oxygen device, should be classified as “Oxygen Generator, Chemical, UN3356” for the purposes of shipment.  As a result of this interpretation, we are required to maintain at least one certified shipping personnel on staff to conduct shipping from our warehouse.  This DOT interpretation also requires us to put certain hazardous materials labeling on our packages upon shipment.

 

Furthermore, delivery and logistics providers such as United Parcel Service (“UPS”) and Federal Express typically charge a hazardous materials fee (“hazmat fee”) for products shipped with a UN3356 designation.  These issues have caused us to experience problems related to shipping, including the following:

 

To date, we have typically passed any shipping hazmat fees on to our customers, but we have experienced customer resistance to these fees.
During the period that we are shipping under the UN3356 shipping designation, the OxySure Model 615 can be transported by all modalities, including rail, road, ocean, and air.  However, when transported by air it has to be: (i) transported on cargo aircraft; (ii) appropriately labeled; and (iii) no more than 25 kilograms gross in weight.  However, several air cargo transporters have declined to transport “chemical oxygen generators,” especially internationally.  This has caused problems for us in shipping limited quantities of products by air to international destinations.

 

During the period that we are shipping under the UN3356 shipping designation, we may not be able to continue to pass the hazmat fees on to our customers.  If we elect to absorb these hazmat fees, it may significantly increase our shipping costs.  If we continue to pass these hazmat fees on to our customers, it may limit our revenue potential.  Further, during the period that we are shipping under the UN3356 shipping designation we could suffer a temporary or permanent suspension of our ability to ship our products if we were to fail to comply with the applicable shipping requirements, which could result in a total loss or large decrease in the sales of our product.  A permanent suspension of our ability to ship could result from, without limitation, repeated, gross violations of applicable regulations that have remained uncured, while we are shipping under the UN3356 shipping designation.

 

While the FDA has deemed the Model 615 sufficiently safe for over the counter purchase by lay persons, and while we have obtained independent, third party validation of the non-hazardous nature of Model 615, we are required, for shipment purposes, to comply with requirements of this interpretation letter until we can obtain a Special Permit or other similar relief, removing these shipping requirements.  We intend to pursue such a Special Permit or other similar relief. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such a Special Permit or that we will be able to obtain some other, similar relief from DOT.  If we are able to obtain such a Special Permit or other similar relief, there can be no assurance that it won’t take a very long time to achieve.  Any delay or inability to obtain such a Special Permit or other, similar relief could have a material adverse impact on the marketability of our product, which in turn could limit our revenue potential.

 

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We are subject to regulations and limitations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration which could limit our ability to generate revenues.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) maintains control over any oxygen devices that are carried by commercial aircraft, either as commercial cargo, passenger luggage or as passenger on-board items.  The DOT interpretation letter dated October 3, 2008 determined that our primary product, the portable emergency oxygen device should be classified as “Oxygen Generator, Chemical, UN3356” for the purposes of shipment.  This means, in part, that the product can only be shipped on cargo aircraft and cannot be carried on board commercial aircraft unless the FAA grants us specific approval for our product to be allowed on commercial aircraft.  Currently, we have not sought approval from the FAA for passengers to carry our portable emergency oxygen device on board commercial aircraft.  We intend to seek approval by the FAA for passengers to be allowed to carry our portable emergency oxygen device on board commercial aircraft.  There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such approval.  If we are able to obtain such approval, there can be no assurance that it won’t take a long time to obtain.  Any delay or inability to obtain such FAA approval could have a material adverse impact on the marketability of our product and could limit our revenue potential.

 

We may face problems or delays in obtaining regulatory approval in international markets which could prevent or delay our ability to generate revenues.

 

As a medical device, our product is highly regulated.  We anticipate that most of the international markets we expect to operate in will require some sort of regulatory approval.  There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain the regulatory approvals we will need to operate in our intended international markets. If we do pursue such regulatory approvals, it may take a long time to obtain. Further, we are generally reliant on third parties to pursue and obtain regulatory approvals in international markets, including our distribution partners in those markets. There can be no assurance that these partners will pursue these approvals timeously, if at all. Our South African distributor has not obtained approval from the South African Medicines Control Council for the marketing and sale of Model 615 in South Africa. Our Australian distributor has not obtained approval from the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration for the marketing and sale of Model 615 in Australia.

 

Risks Relating to Owning our Common Stock

 

Our common stock is traded over the counter, which may deprive stockholders of the full value of their shares.

 

While we intend to move the quotation of our common stock to a more senior exchange as soon as practicable, our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board (“OTCQB”).  There can be no assurance that we will be successful in listing on a more senior exchange.  Because we are on the OTCQB, our common stock has very few market makers, low trading volumes and larger spreads between bid and asked prices than securities listed on an exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ Stock Market.  These factors may result in higher price volatility and less market liquidity for our common stock.

 

If our stock price drops significantly, we may become subject to securities litigation that could result in a harmful diversion of our resources.

 

In the past, following periods of volatility in the market price of a particular company’s stock, securities class action litigation has been brought against such companies.  Any litigation arising from the volatility in the price of our common stock could have an adverse effect upon our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

The share prices of our common stock may not bear any relationship to our book value.

 

The share prices of our common stock may not bear any direct relationship to the value of our physical assets, our book value, or any other general accepted criteria of valuation.  Additionally, the share prices for our common stock may be highly volatile as has been the case with the securities of other companies in emerging businesses.  Factors such as our financial results, the introduction of new products or services, the strength of our competitors, and various factors affecting our industry generally, may have a significant impact on the share price of our securities.  In recent years, the stock market has experienced a high level of price and volume volatility.  Market prices for the securities of many companies, particularly of small and emerging growth companies like ours whose common stock is traded in the over-the-counter market, have experienced wide price fluctuations which have not necessarily been related to the operating performance of these companies.

 

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A low share price severely limits the potential market for our common stock.

 

Our common stock has been trading at a price below $5.00 per share, subjecting trading in the stock to certain Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules requiring additional disclosures by broker-dealers.  These rules generally apply to any non-NASDAQ equity security that has a market price per share of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions (a “penny stock”).  Such rules require the delivery, prior to any penny stock transaction, of a disclosure schedule explaining the penny stock market and the risks associated therewith and impose various sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell penny stocks to persons other than established customers and institutional or wealthy investors.  For these types of transactions, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchaser and have received the purchaser’s written consent to the transaction prior to the sale.  The broker-dealer also must disclose the commissions payable to the broker-dealer, current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market.  Such information must be provided to the customer orally or in writing before or with the written confirmation of trade sent to the customer.  Monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.  The additional burdens imposed upon broker-dealers by such requirements could discourage broker-dealers from effecting transactions in our common stock.

 

FINRA sales practice requirements may also limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

In addition to the penny stock rules promulgated by the SEC, which are discussed in the immediately preceding risk factor, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) rules require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer.  Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information.  Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers.  FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit the ability to buy and sell our stock and have an adverse effect on the market value for our shares.

 

An investor’s ability to trade our common stock may be limited by trading volume.

 

A consistently active trading market for our common stock may not develop on the OTCQB.  A limited trading volume may prevent our shareholders from selling shares at such times or in such amounts as they may otherwise desire.

 

We have a concentration of stock ownership and control, which may have the effect of delaying, preventing, or deterring a change of control.

 

Our common stock ownership is concentrated.  Through his ownership of shares of our common stock, our founder and President, Julian T. Ross beneficially owns approximately 52.18% of our total outstanding shares of common stock.  This amount includes common stock held by JTR Investments, Limited, and by The Ross Family Trust u/t/a dated December 1999.  As a result of the concentrated ownership of the stock, Mr. Ross will be able to control all matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of directors and approval of mergers and other significant corporate transactions.  This concentration of ownership may have the effect of delaying, preventing or deterring a change in control of our company.  It could also deprive our stockholders of an opportunity to receive a premium for their shares as part of a sale of our company and it may affect the share price of our common stock.

 

Failure to design, implement and maintain effective internal controls could have a material adverse effect on our business and stock price.

 

As a public company, we have significant requirements for enhanced financial reporting and internal controls.  The process of designing and implementing effective internal controls is a continuous effort that requires us to anticipate and react to changes in our business and the economic and regulatory environments and to expend significant resources to maintain a system of internal controls that is adequate to satisfy our reporting obligations as a public company.  If we are unable to establish or maintain appropriate internal financial reporting controls and procedures, it could cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations on a timely basis, result in material misstatements in our financial statements and harm our operating results.  Testing and maintaining internal controls may divert our management’s attention from other matters that are important to our business.  We may not be able to conclude on an ongoing basis that we have effective internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 or our independent registered public accounting firm may not issue a favorable assessment.  If either we are unable to conclude that we have effective internal control over financial reporting or our independent registered public accounting firm are unable to provide us with an unqualified report, investors could lose confidence in our reported financial information, which could have a negative effect on the trading price of our stock.

 

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Our lack of sufficient personnel creates a material weakness in our internal controls.  If we fail to implement a remediation plan to cure our lack of internal controls over our financial reporting, we may lose credibility with investors and the market price of our common stock may be adversely impacted.

 

While there are internal controls and procedures in place that relate to financial reporting and the prevention and detection of material misstatements, it is our management’s opinion that a material weakness in the financial reporting process resulted from insufficient personnel.  We are currently working to improve our internal financial reporting controls.  We plan to continue to assess our internal controls and procedures and intend to take further action as necessary or appropriate to address our material weaknesses, including to effect ongoing compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  The existence of a material weakness is an indication that there is a more than remote likelihood that a material misstatement of our financial statements will not be prevented or detected in a future period while that material weakness continues to exist.  The process of designing and implementing effective internal controls and procedures is a continuous effort that requires us to anticipate and react to changes in our business and the economic and regulatory environments and to expend significant resources to maintain a system of internal controls that is adequate to satisfy our reporting obligations as a public company.  We cannot assure you that additional material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in our internal controls will not be discovered in the future.  In the event that we cannot implement a remediation plan in a timely manner, investors and others may lose confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which in turn could harm our business and negatively impact the trading price of our stock.

 

Our board of directors has the authority to issue shares of “blank check” preferred stock, which may make an acquisition of our company by another company more difficult.

 

We may in the future adopt certain measures that may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a takeover or other change in control of our company that a holder of our common stock might consider in its best interest.  Specifically, our board of directors, without further action by our stockholders, currently has the authority to issue shares of preferred stock and to fix the rights (including voting rights), preferences and privileges of these shares (“blank check” preferred).  Such preferred stock may have rights, including economic rights, senior to our common stock.  As a result, the issuance of the preferred stock could have a material adverse effect on the price of our common stock and could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire a majority of our outstanding common stock.

 

Because we will not pay dividends in the foreseeable future, stockholders will only benefit from owning common stock if it appreciates.

 

We have never paid dividends on our common stock and we do not intend to do so in the foreseeable future.  We intend to retain any future earnings to finance our growth.  Accordingly, stockholders will only benefit from owning our common stock if it appreciates.

 

We are likely to attempt to raise additional capital through issuances of debt or equity securities, which may cause our stock price to decline, dilute the ownership interests of our existing stockholders, and/or limit our financial flexibility.

 

Historically we have financed our operations through the issuance of equity securities and debt financings, and we expect to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  To the extent that we raise additional funds by issuing equity securities, our stockholders may experience significant dilution of their ownership interests.  Debt financing, if available, may involve restrictive covenants that limit our financial flexibility or otherwise restrict our ability to pursue our business strategies. Additionally, if we issue shares of common stock, or securities convertible or exchangeable for common stock, the market price of our existing common stock may decline. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in obtaining any additional capital resources in a timely manner, on favorable terms, or at all.

 

Our share price has been volatile and may continue to be volatile which may subject us to securities class action litigation in the future.

 

The market price of shares of our common stock has been, and may be in the future, subject to wide fluctuations in response to many risk factors listed in this section, and others beyond our control, including:

 

actual or anticipated fluctuations in our financial condition and operating results;
status and/or results of any regulatory approvals;
regulatory actions with respect to our products or our competitors’ products;
actions and decisions by our collaborators or partners;

actual or anticipated changes in our growth rate relative to our competitors;
actual or anticipated fluctuations in our competitors’ operating results or changes in their growth rate;
competition from existing products or new products that may emerge;
issuance of new or updated research or reports by securities analysts;

fluctuations in the valuation of companies perceived by investors to be comparable to us;
share price and volume fluctuations attributable to inconsistent trading volume levels of our shares;
market conditions for medical device stocks in general;
status of our search and selection of future management and leadership; and

general economic and market conditions.

 

Some companies that have had volatile market prices for their securities have had securities class action lawsuits filed against them. Such lawsuits, should they be filed against us in the future, could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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ITEM 1B—UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 2—PROPERTIES

 

We do not own any property at the present time and have no agreements to acquire any property.  Our executive offices are located at 10880 John W. Elliot Drive, Suite 600, Frisco Texas, 75033.  The space is approximately 16,200 square feet, and comprises approximately 6,200 square feet of office space and approximately 10,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.  This space was purpose built for our production needs.  We believe that this space is adequate for our needs at this time, and we believe that we will be able to locate additional space in the future, if needed, on commercially reasonable terms.  We extended our lease on this facility in December 2013 and it expires on December 31, 2017. The costs for the lease are as follows:

 

Lease Year  Base Rent
per Square
Foot of Rentable
Area (per year)
   Annual Base
Rent
   Monthly Base
Rent
 
2015  $12.00   $194,400   $16,200 
2016  $13.00   $210,600   $17,550 
2017  $13.00   $210,600   $17,550 

 

ITEM 3—LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company is subject to litigation in the normal course of business, none of which management believes will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

On or about December 13 of 2013, Wall Street Buy Sell Hold, Inc., (“WSBSH”) filed a lawsuit against the Company in the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County. The suit seeks damages in the form of money, stock and warrants for breach of a marketing agreement entered into on October 22, 2012 and another entered into on March 11, 2013. We have answered the complaint and filed a counterclaim against WSBSH seeking the return of all moneys and shares we paid or transferred to WSBSH, as well as punitive damages for fraud. We have entered the discovery phase in this matter. Management believes the WSBSH claims have no merit, and we intend to vigorously defend our interests in this matter.

 

ITEM 4—REMOVED AND RESERVED

 

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PART II

 

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

 

Market Price and Number of Stockholders

 

Our common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol “OXYS.” The following table sets forth, for the past fiscal year, the range of high and low sales prices in each fiscal quarter for our common stock.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2014

 

   High   Low 
         
Fourth quarter  $1.40   $0.45 
Third quarter  $0.90   $0.66 
Second quarter  $0.90   $0.58 
First quarter  $0.78   $0.51 

 

For the year ended December 31, 2013

 

   High   Low 
         
Fourth quarter  $0.84   $0.61 
Third quarter  $0.85   $0.60 
Second quarter  $0.90   $0.52 
First quarter  $1.10   $0.35 

 

As of March 27, 2015, there were approximately 76 holders of record of our common stock, 17 holders of record of our Series A convertible preferred stock, and 2 holders of record of our Series B convertible preferred stock. In addition, we believe that a significant number of beneficial owners of our common stock hold their shares in nominee or in “street name” accounts through brokers.  On March 27, 2015, the last sale price reported on the OTCQB for our common stock was $.79.

 

Dividend Policy

 

Since inception of OxySure, no dividends have been paid on our common stock. We intend to retain any earnings for use in our business activities, so it is not expected that any dividends on our common stock will be declared and paid in the foreseeable future.

 

Repurchases of Common Stock

 

None.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014:

 

(1)We issued 183,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 150,000 shares of Series A Preferred.
(2)We issued 525 shares of Series B Preferred and warrants for $525,000 in cash.
(3)We issued 236,364 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 130 shares of Series B Preferred.
(4)We issued 41,580 shares of common stock for $29,700 in cash.
(5)We issued 1,529,734 shares of common stock upon the cashless conversion of convertible notes valued at $625,913.
(6)We issued 436,945 shares of common stock upon conversion of options and warrants valued at $4,370.
(7)We issued 81,500 shares of common stock for services valued at $64,875.
(8)We issued 75,000 shares of common stock valued at $66,750 in connection with a lease extinguishment.

 

All of the securities described above were issued in reliance on the exemption from registration set forth in Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.

 

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ITEM 6—SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Not Applicable.

 

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

 

You should read the following discussion and analysis together with the financial statements and the related notes to those statements included in “Item 8 – Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.” This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. As a result of many factors, such as those set forth under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Statements and information included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K that are not purely historical, including, without limitation, statements that relate to the Company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company's results from new products in development, are forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this report, words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “goal,” “plan,” “pursue,” “likely,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “evaluate,” “opinion,” “may,” “could,” “future,” “potential,” “probable,” “if,” “will” and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.

 

Forward-looking statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K represent our beliefs, projections and predictions about future events. These statements are necessarily subjective and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievement described in or implied by such statements. Actual results may differ materially from the expected results described in our forward-looking statements, including with respect to the correct measurement and identification of factors affecting our business or the extent of their likely impact, the accuracy and completeness of publicly available information relating to the factors upon which our business strategy is based, or the success of our business. The factors or uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from forward-looking statements contained in this report can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our filings on Form 10-K.

 

Results of operations - Comparison of the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

 

The following table sets forth our condensed statement of operations data and presentation of that data as amount of change from period-to-period.

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
   Increase/   %Increase/ 
   2014   2013   (Decrease)     (Decrease) 
                 
Revenues, net  $2,437,402   $1,800,327   $637,075    35%
Cost of goods sold   1,419,047    592,986   $826,061    139%
Gross profit   1,018,355    1,207,341    (188,986)   -16%
Operating expenses                    
Selling, general and administrative   3,053,146    1,695,639    1,357,507    80%
Loss from operating expenses   (2,034,791)   (488,298)   (1,546,493)   317%
                     
Other income (expenses)                    
Other income (expense)   188,843    25,825    (163,018)   

631

%
Interest expense   (907,612)   (249,979)   (657,633)   263%
Total other income (expenses)   (718,768)   (224,154)   (494,614)   220%
                     
Net loss  $(2,753,560)  $(712,452)   (2,041,107)   286.5%

 

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Revenue

 

We generate revenue primarily through the sale of Model 615 and related accessories and complimentary products through distribution and teaming partners and dealers.  Revenue and percentage changes for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, are as follows:

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
   Increase/   %Increase/ 
   2014   2013   (Decrease)   (Decrease) 
                     
Revenues, net  $2,437,402   $1,800,327   $637,075    35%

 

Revenues increased by approximately 35% during the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 as compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2013. The increase was primarily due to an increase in revenues from product sales in the United States, and an increase in revenues from military sales in connection with teaming agreements.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit as a percent of revenue was 42% and 67% for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. This decrease was primarily due to the effect of $500,000 in revenue during 2013 with zero associated cost of goods sold.

 

Marketing and Sales Expenses

 

Marketing and sales expenses consisted primarily of personnel-related costs, including sales commissions, and the costs of marketing programs aimed at increasing revenue, such as advertising, trade shows, public relations, investor relations and other market development and investor awareness programs. Marketing and sales expenses and percentage changes for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, are as follows:

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
   Increase/   %Increase/ 
   2014   2013   (Decrease)   (Decrease) 
                     
Marketing and sales expenses  $718,705   $353,156   $365,549    104%

 

The increase in marketing and sales expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 was primarily as a result of an increase in expenses associated with marketing and awareness building of our products, marketing expenses associated with military sales in connection with a teaming agreement and investor relations expenses. 

 

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General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses consist primarily of compensation for executive, administrative and production personnel, including stock-based compensation. Other general and administrative expenses include facility costs, legal and accounting services, other professional services, and consulting fees. General and administrative expenses and percentage changes for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, are as follows:

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
   Increase/   %Increase/ 
   2014   2013   (Decrease)   (Decrease) 
                     
General and administrative expense  $1,751,006   $

986,468

   $

764,538

    

78

%

 

The increase in general and administrative expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 was primarily as a result of an increase in employee stock option expense, an increase in salaries and wages, and an increase in professional fees. Professional fees increased primarily due to legal and accounting fees related to an acquisition transaction we pursued during the second half of 2014 but did not consummate.

 

Research and Development Expense

 

Costs associated with research and development increased to $583,435 from $356,015 in the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, primarily due to an increase in costs associated with products for the military in conjunction with a teaming partner.

 

Interest expense

 

Total interest expense increased to approximately $907,612 in the twelve months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to $249,979 in the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, primarily as a result of the amortization of debt discount and beneficial conversion features. We recorded approximately $747,612 in non-cash interest related to debt discount amortization during the twelve months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to $207,239 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

 

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Other income and expense

 

During the twelve months ended December 31, 2014, other income increased to approximately $188,843 from $25,825 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2013. This increase was primarily due to the receipt of an economic incentive in the amount of $44,000 from the Frisco Economic Development Corporation, and a gain of $90,912 recognized during the settlement of the Vencore lease.

 

Income taxes

 

Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. 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 bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rate is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amounts more likely than not to be realized.

 

The Company’s income tax provision is based on calculations and assumptions that will be subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. The potential outcomes of these examinations are regularly assessed in determining the adequacy of the provision for income taxes. Should the actual results differ from the Company’s estimates, the income tax provision would be adjusted in the period in which the facts that give rise to the revision become known. Tax law and rate changes are reflected in the income tax provision in the period in which changes are enacted.

 

Liquidity, capital resources and plan of operation

 

We have incurred losses since our inception and as of December 31, 2014 we had an accumulated deficit of $18,041,208 and a surplus in stockholders equity of approximately $1,074,787. We expect to continue to incur losses until we generate sufficient revenue to offset our expenses, and we anticipate that we will continue to incur net losses for the foreseeable future. We expect to incur increased expenses related to our anticipated growth, as well as the development and commercialization of other product candidates and, as a result, we will need to generate significant net product sales, royalty and other revenues to achieve profitability. 

 

Liquidity

 

Since inception, we have been engaged primarily in technology and product research and development, investigating markets for our products, developing manufacturing and supply chain partners, developing our production capability, and developing distribution, licensing and other channel relationships.  In the course of funding these activities, we have sustained operating losses since inception and have an accumulated deficit of $18,041,208 at December 31, 2014.  We have financed our operations since inception through the issuance of debt and equity securities and loans and advances from stockholders and related parties. We had $1,893,146 and $1,599,827 of total current assets as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. We had we had a positive working capital of $418,734 as of December 31, 2014, as compared to a positive working capital of $747,473 as of December 31, 2013. We had a cash balance of $647,093 as of December 31, 2014, as compared to $657,673 as of December 31, 2013.  Our funds are kept in financial institutions located in the United States of America.

  

We generally provide our customers with terms of up to 30 days on our accounts receivable.  In some cases we require prepayment, depending on history or credit review.  Further, we generally require pre-payment on orders shipped to international destinations.  Our accounts receivable, net of allowances for sales returns and allowance for doubtful accounts, were $369,575 and $47,183 as at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

We had total notes payable of $723,323 and $349,975 as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.  The increase in total notes payable was primarily due to an increase in current notes payable, from $273,903 at December 31, 2013 to $678,839 at December 31, 2014. These increases are primarily due to an increase in new convertible notes issued for cash.

 

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On March 22, 2011 we entered into an Amended and Restated Performance Agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (“FEDC”) pursuant to an economic incentive package. In terms of the Amended and Restated Performance Agreement, the FEDC provided us with economic assistance in the form of the renewal and extension a forgivable loan of $213,000 (the “Frisco Note”) together with performance credits over 5 years, commencing on March 22, 2011 and ending on the earlier to occur of: (i) the full payment of the economic incentives; or (ii) March 31, 2016.

 

The Frisco Note requires varying annual principal payments through December 2015. The Frisco Note is non-interest bearing; however, interest has been imputed at 12.34% per annum.  The unamortized discount at December 31, 2014 was $15,516, and the net amount of the Frisco Note as at December 31, 2014 was $88,484.

 

Future principal payments of the Frisco Note payable are as follows:

 

2015   104,000 
   $104,000 

 

During 2014, we will need additional capital to market and sell our products, and to further develop and enhance our current product offerings, introduce new products and address unanticipated competitive threats, technical problems, economic conditions or other requirements.  We estimate that we will require approximately $2.8 million over the next 12 months to remain viable.  There is no assurance that we will be successful in raising this additional capital or in achieving profitable operations.  Additional equity financing may involve substantial dilution to our then existing stockholders.  In the event we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to substantially reduce or curtail our activities.

 

In estimating the needed amount, the following assumptions were made:

 

There are no deferments of accounts payable or exchange of rent expense for equity; and
There are no refinancings of our debt obligations.

 

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The following table sets out the major components of our estimates of cash needs over the next 12 months to remain viable, subject to the above assumptions:

 

Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses  $558,338 
Capital leases - current   149 
Notes payable- current   678,839 
      
Subtotal  $1,237,326 
      
Rent expense   194,400 
Insurance & taxes   38,000 
Regulatory compliance costs   100,000 
Salaries & wages   1,000,000 
Inventory   125,000 
General corporate expenses   125,000 
      
Subtotal  $1,582,400 
      
Total estimate  $2,819,726 

 

Our business is relatively new, and we are not aware of any material trends that are at least likely to impact our financial condition, liquidity and results of operation.

 

Going Concern

 

Our financial statements are prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  We have been suffering from recurring losses from operations. Our total notes payable has increased to $723,323 at December 31, 2014 from $349,975 at December 31, 2013. Our current notes payable has also increased to $678,839 at December 31, 2014 from $273,903 at December 31, 2013. Our long term notes payable decreased from $76,072 for December 31, 2013 to $44,484 at December 31, 2014.

 

Our continuation as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet our obligations on a timely basis and/or obtain financing as may be required.  For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 we have incurred net losses from operations of $1,099,349 and $860,791, respectively. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, we have accumulated stockholders’ deficits of $18,041,208 and $15,287,647, respectively, since inception.  We had a working capital surplus of $418,734 as of December 31, 2014 and a working capital surplus of $747,473 as of December 31, 2013. While our revenues have increased significantly from 2013 to 2014, we are still in the early stages of the commercialization or our primary product, and we currently operate in a single industry segment.  These factors raise significant doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

  

During the next 12 months, our foreseeable cash requirements will relate to continual development of the operations of our business, maintaining our good standing and making the requisite filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the payment of expenses associated with reviewing or investigating any potential business ventures.  We may experience a cash shortfall and may be required to raise additional capital. Historically, we have relied upon internally generated funds and funds from the sale of shares of stock and loans and advances from our shareholders and private investors to finance our operations and growth. We may raise additional capital through future public or private offerings of our stock or through loans from investors, although there can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such financing.  Our failure to do so could have a material and adverse effect upon us and our shareholders.

 

We have a series of plans to mitigate the going concern:

 

1.   Management is seeking additional sources of equity and/or debt financing on terms that are reasonable for us; however, there is no assurance that any such additional funding will be available.

 

2.   We anticipate that sales during 2014 and 2015 from existing markets will grow, and we believe that we will be able to generate sales from new markets. Existing markets include education customers such as schools, school districts and colleges, and commercial customers such as manufacturing facilities, churches and other commercial venues. New markets will include, but not be limited to, government customers and new international territories and markets.

 

3.   We plan to increase our market penetration through the addition of new distributors, both the US and outside the US during 2014 and beyond. We also plan to increase the number direct sales territory managers we will appoint in the U.S. to sell our products.

 

4.   We plan to continue to diversify our product range through the addition of complementary products and solutions. Some of these products will be sourced from third party manufacturers and suppliers.

 

5.   We may seek or consider strategic business combinations with other companies to complement our resources and create synergies.

 

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Cash Flows

 

The following table shows a summary of our cash flows for the periods indicated:

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(1,099,349)  $

(860,791

)
Net cash used in investing activities   (68,278)   (16,367)
Net cash provided by financing activities  $1,157,047   $1,521,318 

 

Net cash used in operating activities.  Net cash used in operating activities was $(1,099,349) and $(897,841) for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The increase in cash used for operating activities was due primarily to an increase in our costs incurred in connection with an acquisition that we did not consummate, the increase in personnel costs, and an increase in accounts receivable which was offset by an increase in accounts payable.

 

Net cash used in investing activities. Net cash used in investing activities was $(68,278) and $(16,367) for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The increase in cash used for investing activities was due primarily to an increase in cash used to acquire machinery and equipment.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities. Net cash provided by financing activities was $1,157,047 and $1,521,318 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The decrease in net cash provided by financing activities was due primarily to a decrease in cash received in connection with the issuance of common stock and Series B Preferred, offset by an increase in cash received from convertible notes.

 

Income taxes

 

Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. 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 bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rate is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amounts more likely than not to be realized.

 

The Company’s income tax provision is based on calculations and assumptions that will be subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. The potential outcomes of these examinations are regularly assessed in determining the adequacy of the provision for income taxes. Should the actual results differ from the Company’s estimates, the income tax provision would be adjusted in the period in which the facts that give rise to the revision become known. Tax law and rate changes are reflected in the income tax provision in the period in which changes are enacted.

 

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Operating Capital and Capital Expenditure Requirements

 

Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors and include, but are not limited to the following:

 

the progress, timing and success of the commercialization of Model 615 and our other product candidates and potential product candidates;

 

the outcome, timing and cost of regulatory approvals and the regulatory approval process;

 

delays that may be caused by changing regulatory requirements;

 

the number of product candidates that we pursue;

 

the costs involved in filing and prosecuting patent applications and enforcing and defending patent claims;

 

the timing and terms of future in-licensing and out-licensing transactions, if any;

 

the cost and timing of establishing new or increasing existing sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution capabilities;

 

the cost of procuring commercial supplies;

 

the extent to which we acquire or invest in businesses, products or technologies; and

 

the possible costs of litigation.

 

We anticipate that we will need additional capital in the future to fund growth. Until we can generate a sufficient amount of product revenue, if ever, we expect to finance future cash needs through public or private equity offerings, debt financings or corporate collaboration and licensing arrangements. Such funding, if needed, may not be available on favorable terms, if at all. In the event we are unable to obtain additional capital, we may delay or reduce the scope of our current activities and other expenses.

 

To the extent that we raise additional funds by issuing equity securities, our stockholders may experience additional significant dilution, and debt financing, if available, may involve restrictive covenants. To the extent that we raise additional funds through collaboration and licensing arrangements, it may be necessary to relinquish some rights to our technologies or our product candidates or grant licenses on terms that may not be favorable to us. We may seek to access the public or private capital markets whenever conditions are favorable, even if we do not have an immediate need for additional capital.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Use of estimates - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reported period.  Actual results could differ from those estimated.

 

Revenue Recognition - We recognize revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, shipment has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured.  Revenues are recognized from product sales, net of discounts and rebates.  This revenue recognition policy is applied to both customers and distributors.

 

Fees from licensees desiring to manufacture and distribute our products or derivative products using our intellectual property include initial license fees and royalties.  Initial license fees are generally recognized upon granting of the license to the licensee.  Royalties are recognized in the period earned.

 

Deferred Revenue and Income - We defer revenue and income when we invoice a customer or a customer makes a payment and the requirements of revenue recognition have not been met (i.e. persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, shipment from a company warehouse has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured). Deferred Revenue was and $0 and $2,976 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 respectively.

 

Inventories – Our inventories consist of raw material and components for our portable oxygen systems as well as completed products and accessories.   Inventories are computed using the lower of cost or market, which approximates actual cost on a first-in first-out basis. Inventory components are parts, work-in-process and finished goods. Finished goods are reported as inventories until the point of title transfer to the customer. We write down our inventory value for estimated obsolescence equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. These factors are impacted by market and economic conditions, technology changes, new product introductions and changes in strategic direction and require estimates that may include uncertain elements. Actual demand may differ from forecasted demand, and such differences may have a material effect on recorded inventory values. Management has established inventory reserves to cover estimated inventory losses for all work-in-process and finished goods related to products we manufactured, as well as raw material and components for those products that had no potential use in products to be manufactured in the future. Management is required to make judgments about the future benefit of our raw materials and components. Actual reserve requirements could differ significantly from Management’s estimates, which could have a significant unfavorable impact on our future gross margins.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk – We sell our products throughout the United States as well as in certain other countries.  Sales to its recurring customers in the United States are generally granted on net 30-day credit terms. We perform periodic credit evaluations of our recurring customers and generally do not require collateral. In general, we require prepayment on all sales to customers outside the United States. An allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained for potential credit losses, which losses historically have not been significant.

 

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We invest our cash in deposits and money market funds with major financial institutions.  We place our cash investments in instruments that meet high credit quality standards, as specified in our investment policy guidelines. These guidelines also limit the amount of credit exposure to any one issue, issuer or type of instrument.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments - Our financial instruments consist principally of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable.  We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations. The fair value of our long-term debt is determined by using estimated market prices. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are categorized based on whether or not the inputs are observable in the market and the degree that the inputs are observable. The categorization of financial instruments within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy is prioritized into three levels (with Level 3 being the lowest) defined as follows:

 

Level 1: Inputs are based on quoted market prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets at the measurement date.

Level 2: Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and/or quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active near the measurement date.

Level 3: Inputs include management’s best estimate of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability at the measurement date. The inputs are unobservable in the market and significant to the instrument’s valuation.

 

The fair value of the majority of our cash equivalents was determined based on “Level 1” inputs. We do not have any marketable securities in the “Level 2” and “Level 3” category. We believe that the recorded values of all our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective relatively short maturity dates or durations.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts - We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make payments.  We periodically review these allowances, including an analysis of the customers’ payment history and information regarding the customers’ creditworthiness.  Actual write-offs have not been materially different from the estimated allowance. We recorded bad debt expense of $2,443 and $23,194 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

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Stock-Based Compensation – We account for share-based payments, including grants of stock options to employees, consultants and non-employees; moreover, we issue warrants to the consultants and related parties.  We are required to estimate the fair value of share-based awards and warrants on the date of grant. The value of the award is principally recognized as expense ratably over the requisite service periods. We have estimated the fair value of stock options and warrants as of the date of grant or assumption using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which was developed for use in estimating the value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and that are freely transferable. The Black-Scholes model requires the input of certain assumptions.  Changes in the assumptions used in Black-Scholes model can materially affect the fair value estimates. We evaluate the assumptions used to value stock options on an annual basis. The expected term of stock options represents the weighted average period the stock options are expected to remain outstanding.

 

The expected term is based on the observed and expected time to exercise and post-vesting cancellations of options by employees.  Upon the adoption of the accounting guidance, we continued to use historical volatility in deriving the expected volatility assumption as allowed under GAAP because we believe that future volatility over the expected term of the stock options is not likely to differ materially from the past. The risk-free interest rate assumption is based on 5-year U.S Treasury zero-coupon rates appropriate for the expected term of the stock options. The expected dividend assumption is based on the history and expectation of dividend payouts.  The fair values generated by the Black-Scholes model may not be indicative of the actual fair values of the equity awards, as we do not consider other factors important to those awards to employees, such as continued employment, periodic vesting requirements and limited transferability.  The amount of stock based compensation expenses is net of an estimated forfeiture rate, which is also based on historical data. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, stock based compensation expense was approximately $136,944 and $61,480 respectively, which consisted primarily of stock-based compensation expense related to stock options recognized under GAAP issued to the employees.

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 505-50, formerly EITF 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments that are Issued to Other than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling Goods and Services,” for stock options and warrants issued to consultants and other non-employees. In accordance with ASC Topic 505-50, these stock options and warrants issued as compensation for services to be provided to the Company are accounted for based upon the fair value of the services provided or the estimated fair market value of the option or warrant, whichever can be more clearly determined. We recognize this expense over the period in which the services are provided. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, stock based compensation expense was approximately $0 in each year, which consisted primarily of stock-based compensation expense related to stock options and warrants recognized under GAAP issued to consultants and other non-employees.

 

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Litigation and Settlement Costs - Legal costs are expensed as incurred. We record a charge equal to at least the minimum estimated liability for a loss contingency when both of the following conditions are met: (i) information available prior to issuance of the financial statements indicates that it is probable that an asset had been impaired or a liability had been incurred at the date of the financial statements and (ii) accrue the best estimate within a range of loss if there is a loss or, when there is no amount within a range that forms a better estimate, we will accrue the minimum amount in the range.

 

On or about December 13 of 2013, Wall Street Buy Sell Hold, Inc., (“WSBSH”) filed a lawsuit against the us in the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County. The suit seeks damages in the form of money, stock and warrants for breach of a marketing agreement entered into on October 22, 2012 and another entered into on March 11, 2013. We have answered the complaint and filed a counterclaim against WSBSH seeking the return of all moneys and shares we paid or transferred to WSBSH, as well as punitive damages for fraud. We believe the WSBSH claims have no merit.

  

Reclassifications - Certain financial statement items have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

We have reviewed recent accounting pronouncements and concluded that they are either not applicable to our business or that no material effect is expected on the financial statements as a result of future adoption.


ITEM 7A—QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 8—FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  Page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-1
Balance Sheets F-2
Statements of Operations F-3
Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) F-4
Statements of Cash Flows F-5
Notes to Financial Statements F-6

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and shareholders

OxySure Systems, Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of OxySure Systems, Inc. (the Company) as of December 31, 2014 and 2013 and the related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits 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 audits 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 also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of OxySure Systems, Inc. as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the results of their operations and cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, the Company had accumulated losses of $18,041,208 as of December 31, 2014 which raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans concerning these matters are also described in Note 13. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

/s/ Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC

 

Salt Lake City, UT

March 31, 2015

 

   

 

F-1
 

 

OXYSURE SYSTEMS INC.
BALANCE SHEETS

 

   December 31, 
   2014   2013 
         
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents  $647,093   $657,673 
Accounts receivable, net   369,575    47,183 
Inventories   277,346    

287,666

 
License fee receivable   463,308    500,000 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   

53,588

    107,305 
Total current assets   

1,810,910

    

1,599,827

 
           
Property and equipment, net   91,537    70,249 
Intangible assets, net   362,764    392,746 
Other assets, net   

246,237

    289,532 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $

2,511,448

   $

2,352,354

 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $558,338   $147,719 
Related party payable   154,850    118,627 
Deferred revenue   -    2,976 
Capital leases - current   149    309,129 
Notes payable - current, net of discount   40,897    44,000 
Convertible notes payable, net of discount   606,932    229,903 
Derivative liability   

31,010

    - 
Total current liabilities   1,392,176    852,354 
           
Long-term liabilities          
Capital leases   -    554 
Notes payable, net of discount   44,484    76,072 
Total long-term liabilities   44,484    76,626 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES   1,436,660    928,980 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCY (NOTE 9)          
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Preferred stock, par value $0.0005 per share; 25,000,000 shares authorized;          
593,750 Series A convertible preferred shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and 743,750 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013.   296    371 
1,145 Series B convertible preferred shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and 750 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013.   -    - 
Common stock, par value $0.0004 per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized;          
28,438,631 shares of voting common stock issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and 25,854,307 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013   11,377    10,343 
Additional Paid-in Capital   19,104,322    16,700,307 
Accumulated deficit   (18,041,208)   

(15,287,647

)
           
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   

1,074,788

    

1,423,374

 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $

2,511,448

   $

2,352,354

 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS INC.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

   For the year ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
         
Revenues, net  $2,437,402   $1,800,327 
Cost of goods sold   1,419,047    592,986 
Gross profit   1,018,355    1,207,341 
           
Operating expenses          
Research and development   583,435    356,015 
Sales and marketing   718,705    353,156 
Other general and administrative   1,751,006    

986,468

 
Loss from operations   (2,034,791)   

(488,298

)
           
Other income (expenses)          
Other income (expense)   188,843    25,825 
Interest expense   (907,612)   (249,979)
Total other income (expenses)   (718,769)   (224,154)
           
Net loss  $(2,753,560)  $

(712,452

)
           
Basic net income (loss) per common share  $(0.10)  $(0.03)
Diluted net income (loss) per common share  $(0.10)  $(0.03)
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding:          
Basic   

26,367,254

    23,754,402 
Diluted   

26,367,254

    23,754,402 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements

 

F-3
 

 

OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

AS OF AND FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

   Convertible Preferred   Convertible Preferred           Additional       Total 
   Stock Series A   Stock Series B   Common Stock   Paid-in   Accumulated   Stockholders' 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
                                     
Balance as of December 31,
2012
   818,750    409    -    -    22,548,678    9,020    13,649,431    (14,575,195)   (916,335)
                                              
Common stock issued upon conversion of Series A convertible preferred stock   (75,000)   (38)   -    -    91,500    37    1    -    - 
Series B preferred stock and warrants issued for cash   -    -    750    -    -    -    750,000    -    750,000 
Common stock issued for cash and warrants   -    -    -    -    435,000    174    216,626    -    216,800 
Common stock issued for cash   -    -    -    -    670,947    268    347,096    -    347,364 
Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible notes   -    -    -    -    482,934    193    462,255    -    462,448 
Common stock issued for exercising options and warrants   -    -    -    -    438,888    176    4,212    -    4,388 
Common stock issued for services   -    -    -    -    322,000    129    257,708    -    257,837 
Common stock issued for conversion of rent   -    -    -    -    644,347    258    423,155    -    423,413 
Common stock issued for prepaid rent   -    -    -    -    220,013    88    162,722    -    162,810 
Stock based compensation expense   -    -    -    -    -    -    61,480    -    61,480 
Beneficial conversion feature   -    -    -    -    -    -    317,609    -    317,609 
Deferred loan costs   -    -    -    -    -    -    48,012    -    48,012 
Net Loss for year ending December 31, 2013   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    (712,452)   (712,452)
Balance as of December 31, 2013   743,750    371    750    -    25,854,307    10,343    16,700,307    (15,287,647)   1,423,374 
                                              
Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible preferred stock   (150,000)   (75)   -    -    183,000    73    2    -    - 
Common stock issued upon conversion of Series B preferred stock   -    -    (130)   (0)   236,364    95    (95)   -    - 
Series B preferred and warrants issued for cash   -    -    525    0    -    -    525,000    -    525,000 
Common stock issued for cash   -    -    -    -    41,580    17    29,683    -    29,700 
Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible notes   -    -    -    -    1,529,734    612    625,301    -    625,913 
Common stock issued for exercising options and warrants   -    -    -    -    436,945    175    4,195    -    4,370 
Common stock issued for services   -    -    -    -    80,000    32    64,842    -    64,874 
Common stock issued for conversion of rent   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    - 
Common stock issued in connection of lease extinguishment   -    -    -    -    75,000    30    66,720    -    66,750 
Stock based compensation expense   -    -    -    -    -    -    136,944    -    136,944 
Beneficial conversion feature   -    -    -    -    -    -    951,423    -    951,423 
Net loss for the period ended December 31, 2014   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    (2,753,560)   (2,753,560)
Balance as of December 31, 2014   593,750    296    1,145    -    28,436,930    11,377    19,104,322    (18,041,208)   1,074,788 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements

 

F-4
 

 

OXYSURE SYSTEMS INC.
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net income (loss)  $(2,753,560)  $

(712,452

)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash from operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization expense   42,151    53,159 
Amortization of debt discount and beneficial conversion features   747,612    207,239 
Gain on forgiveness of debt   14,466    - 
Gain on settlement of debt   (90,912)   - 
Derivative liability fair value adjustment   3,001    - 
Expenses paid by related parties   4,374    37,335 

Expenses paid by third party

   150,000    - 
Stock based compensation   136,944    61,480 
Common stock issued for services   64,873    126,756 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (322,392)   (28,697)
Inventories   10,320    (66,321)
License fees receivable   36,692    (500,000)
Other assets   125,531    106,148 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   763,046    (72,601)
Prepaid expense   (28,519)   - 
Deferred revenue   (2,976)   (72,837)
           
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (1,099,349)   

(860,791

)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Purchase of property and equipment   (68,080)   (12,105)
Purchase of intangible assets   (198)   (4,262)
           
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (68,278)   (16,367)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Common stock issued for cash   29,701    347,364 
Series B preferred stock issued for cash and warrants   525,000    750,000 
Common stock issued for cash and warrants   -    216,800 
Cash received from related parties   9,800    42,470 
Payments made to related parties   (227,951)   (268,950)
Payments made on notes payable   -    - 
Cash received from convertible notes payable   1,168,200    431,500 
Payments made on convertible notes payable   (200,201)   - 
Payments on capital leases   (151,872)   (2,254)
Exercising of warrants   4,370    4,388 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   1,157,047    1,521,318 
           
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (10,580)   

644,160

 
           
Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period   657,673    13,513 
           
Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period  $647,093   $

657,673

 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $-   $18,792 
Income taxes  $-   $- 
           
Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Initial value of derivative  $28,009   $- 
Capitalization of deferred loan costs   -    48,012 
Common stock issued for services and rent extension   -    179,710 
Common stock issued for capitalized website development costs   -    114,180 
Common stock issued in connection with lease extinguishment   66,750    - 
Cashless exercise of warrants for forgiveness of debt   -    14,700 
Conversion of convertible notes payable   625,913    447,748 
Beneficial conversion feature   951,423    317,609 
Conversion of Series A preferred stock to common stock   74    38 
Conversion of accrued rent to common stock   -    423,413 

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

A summary of significant accounting policies of OxySure Systems, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “OxySure” or the “Company”) is presented to assist in understanding the Company’s financial statements. The accounting policies presented in these footnotes conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and have been consistently applied in the preparation of the accompanying financial statements. These financial statements and notes are representations of the Company’s management who are responsible for their integrity and objectivity.

 

Organization: OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) was incorporated on January 15, 2004 as a Delaware corporation. Our headquarters is located in Frisco, Texas and we are a medical device innovator focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and emergency medical solutions. We pioneered a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. We own nine (9) issued patents and several additional patents pending on this technology which makes the provision of emergency oxygen safer, more accessible and easier to use than traditional oxygen provision systems. Our products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" (IDLH) environments.

 

We launched our first product utilizing this technology – a portable emergency oxygen system for lay person use, called the OxySure Model 615. On December 9, 2005, we received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (510K, Class II) for Model 615. The approval number for our FDA clearance is K052396, and Model 615 is cleared for over the counter sale, without the need for a prescription. In February 2014 we received CE Marking approval for the OxySure portable emergency oxygen generator.

 

The Company has, at the present time, not paid any dividends and any dividends that may be paid in the future will depend upon the financial requirements of the Company and other relevant factors.

 

While the Company has effectively managed its working capital deficit the going concern risk remains an issue for the company to manage.  The Company has implemented, and plans to further implement several different strategies in order to help the Company ease the going concern issue.  Refer to Note 13, “Going concern” of the Notes to Financial Statements for a partial list of the Company’s plans to mitigate the going concern issue.

 

Basis of Presentation - Management acknowledges that it is solely responsible for adopting sound accounting practices, establishing and maintaining a system of internal accounting control and preventing and detecting fraud. The Company’s system of internal accounting control is designed to assure, among other items, that (1) recorded transactions are valid; (2) all valid transactions are recorded; and (3) transactions are recorded in the period in a timely manner to produce financial statements which present fairly the financial condition of the Company.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Use of estimates - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reported period.  Actual results could differ from those estimated.

 

Revenue Recognition - We recognize revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, shipment has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured.  Revenues are recognized from product sales, net of discounts and rebates.  This revenue recognition policy is applied to both customers and distributors.

 

Fees from licensees desiring to manufacture and distribute our products or derivative products using our intellectual property include initial license fees and royalties.  Initial license fees are generally recognized upon granting of the license to the licensee.  Royalties are recognized in the period earned.

 

Deferred Revenue and Income - We defer revenue and income when we invoice a customer or a customer makes a payment and the requirements of revenue recognition have not been met (i.e. persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, shipment from a company warehouse has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured). Deferred Revenue was and $0 and $2,976 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 respectively.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Cash consists of all highly liquid investments purchased with maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents may at times exceed Federally-insured limits. To minimize this risk, we place our cash and cash equivalents with high credit quality institutions.

 

Inventories – Our inventories consist of raw material and components for our portable oxygen systems as well as completed products and accessories.   Inventories are computed using the lower of cost or market, which approximates actual cost on a first-in first-out basis. Inventory components are parts, work-in-process and finished goods. Finished goods are reported as inventories until the point of title transfer to the customer. We write down our inventory value for estimated obsolescence equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and the estimated market value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. These factors are impacted by market and economic conditions, technology changes, new product introductions and changes in strategic direction and require estimates that may include uncertain elements. Actual demand may differ from forecasted demand, and such differences may have a material effect on recorded inventory values. Management has established inventory reserves to cover estimated inventory losses for all work-in-process and finished goods related to products we manufactured, as well as raw material and components for those products that had no potential use in products to be manufactured in the future. Management is required to make judgments about the future benefit of our raw materials and components. Actual reserve requirements could differ significantly from Management’s estimates, which could have a significant unfavorable impact on our future gross margins.

 

At December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 inventories consisted of the following:

 

   December 31, 
   2014   2013 
Raw materials  $133,477   $145,827 
Work in process   41,114    78,809 
Finished goods   102,755    63,030 
           
   $277,346   $287,666 

 

Concentration of Credit Risk – We sell our products throughout the United States as well as in certain other countries.  Sales to its recurring customers in the United States are generally granted on net 30-day credit terms. We perform periodic credit evaluations of our recurring customers and generally do not require collateral. In general, we require prepayment on all sales to customers outside the United States. An allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained for potential credit losses, which losses historically have not been significant.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

We invest our cash in deposits and money market funds with major financial institutions.  We place our cash investments in instruments that meet high credit quality standards, as specified in our investment policy guidelines. These guidelines also limit the amount of credit exposure to any one issue, issuer or type of instrument.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments - Our financial instruments consist principally of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable.  We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations. The fair value of our long-term debt is determined by using estimated market prices. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are categorized based on whether or not the inputs are observable in the market and the degree that the inputs are observable. The categorization of financial instruments within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy is prioritized into three levels (with Level 3 being the lowest) defined as follows:

 

Level 1: Inputs are based on quoted market prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets at the measurement date.

Level 2: Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and/or quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active near the measurement date.

Level 3: Inputs include management’s best estimate of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability at the measurement date. The inputs are unobservable in the market and significant to the instrument’s valuation.

 

The fair value of the majority of our cash equivalents was determined based on “Level 1” inputs. We do not have any marketable securities in the “Level 2” and “Level 3” category. We believe that the recorded values of all our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective relatively short maturity dates or durations.

 

Property and Equipment – Property and equipment are recorded at cost with depreciation and amortization provided over the shorter of the remaining lease term or the estimated useful life of the improvement ranging from three to seven years. Renewals and betterments that materially extend the life of an asset are capitalized. Expenditures for maintenance and repairs are charged to expense when incurred. Furniture and fixtures are depreciated over five years. Machinery and equipments are depreciated over five to seven years. Software is depreciated over three years.  Leasehold improvements are computed using the shorter of the estimated useful lives of the assets or the lease terms.  Depreciation expense was $11,970 and $23,165 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Property and equipment consist of the following:

 

   December 31, 
   2014   2013 
         
Leasehold Improvements   547,856    547,856 
Machinery and equipment on capital leases   919,736    919,736 
Property, plant and equipment   237,484    196,051 
Furniture and fixtures   34,821    16,254 
Computers and software   55,368    47,288 
           
    1,795,265    1,727,185 
           
Less: accumulated depreciation   (1,703,727)   (1,656,936)
           
    91,537    70,249 

 

Other Long-Lived Assets – We have two types of intangible assets – patents and trademarks. Intangible assets are carried at cost, net of accumulated amortization.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Amortization expense for patents and trademarks was $30,180 and $29,995 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Intangible assets with definite useful lives and other long-lived assets are tested for impairment if certain impairment indicators are identified.  Management evaluates the recoverability of its identifiable intangible assets in accordance with applicable accounting guidance, which requires the assessment of these assets for recoverability when events or circumstances indicate a potential impairment exists. Certain events and circumstances we considered in determining whether the carrying value of identifiable intangible assets may not be recoverable include, but are not limited to: significant changes in performance relative to expected operating results; significant changes in the use of the assets; significant negative industry or economic trends; and changes in its business strategy.  In determining if impairment exists, we estimate the undiscounted cash flows to be generated from the use and ultimate disposition of these assets.  If impairment is indicated based on a comparison of the assets’ carrying values and the undiscounted cash flows, the impairment loss is measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets. Impairment charges for patents were $0 for each of the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.

 

Other Assets – We record Other Assets net of accumulated amortization. Amortization expense for Other Assets was $92,612 and $102,404 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Capitalization of software: The Company accounts for internal-use software and website development costs, including the development of its partner marketplaces in accordance with ASC 350-50 (Intangibles – Website cost). The Company capitalizes internal costs consisting of payroll and direct payroll-related costs of employees who devote time to the development of internal-use software, as well as any external direct costs. It amortizes these costs over their estimated useful lives, which typically range between three to five years. The Company’s judgment is required in determining the point at which various projects enter the stages at which costs may be capitalized, in assessing the ongoing value of the capitalized costs, and in determining the estimated useful lives over which the costs are amortized. The estimated life is based on management’s judgment as to the product life cycle.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts - We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of our customers to make payments.  We periodically review these allowances, including an analysis of the customers’ payment history and information regarding the customers’ creditworthiness.  Actual write-offs have not been materially different from the estimated allowance. We recorded bad debt expense of $2,443 and $23,194 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Research and Development Costs – Costs associated with the development of our products are charged to expense as incurred.  $583,435 and $356,015 were incurred in the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Income Taxes – In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 740, “Income Taxes” (“ASC 740”), we account for income taxes using an asset and liability approach, which requires recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in our Consolidated Financial Statements, but have not been reflected in our taxable income.  A valuation allowance has been established to reduce deferred tax assets to their estimated realizable value.  Therefore, we provide a valuation allowance to the extent that we do not believe it is more likely than not that we will generate sufficient taxable income in future periods to realize the benefit of our deferred tax assets.  We recognize interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Stock-Based Compensation – We account for share-based payments, including grants of stock options to employees, consultants and non-employees; moreover, we issue warrants to the consultants and related parties.  We are required to estimate the fair value of share-based awards and warrants on the date of grant. The value of the award is principally recognized as expense ratably over the requisite service periods. We have estimated the fair value of stock options and warrants as of the date of grant or assumption using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which was developed for use in estimating the value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and that are freely transferable. The Black-Scholes model requires the input of certain assumptions.  Changes in the assumptions used in Black-Scholes model can materially affect the fair value estimates. We evaluate the assumptions used to value stock options on an annual basis. The expected term of stock options represents the weighted average period the stock options are expected to remain outstanding.

 

The expected term is based on the observed and expected time to exercise and post-vesting cancellations of options by employees.  Upon the adoption of the accounting guidance, we continued to use historical volatility in deriving the expected volatility assumption as allowed under GAAP because we believe that future volatility over the expected term of the stock options is not likely to differ materially from the past. The risk-free interest rate assumption is based on 5-year U.S Treasury zero-coupon rates appropriate for the expected term of the stock options. The expected dividend assumption is based on the history and expectation of dividend payouts.  The fair values generated by the Black-Scholes model may not be indicative of the actual fair values of the equity awards, as we do not consider other factors important to those awards to employees, such as continued employment, periodic vesting requirements and limited transferability.  The amount of stock based compensation expenses is net of an estimated forfeiture rate, which is also based on historical data. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, stock based compensation expense was approximately $136,944 and $61,480 respectively, which consisted primarily of stock-based compensation expense related to stock options recognized under GAAP issued to the employees.

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 505-50, formerly EITF 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments that are Issued to Other than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling Goods and Services,” for stock options and warrants issued to consultants and other non-employees. In accordance with ASC Topic 505-50, these stock options and warrants issued as compensation for services to be provided to the Company are accounted for based upon the fair value of the services provided or the estimated fair market value of the option or warrant, whichever can be more clearly determined. We recognize this expense over the period in which the services are provided. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, stock based compensation expense was approximately $0 in each year, which consisted primarily of stock-based compensation expense related to stock options and warrants recognized under GAAP issued to consultants and other non-employees.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

The following table shows the components of our stock based compensation expense for employees, consultants and other non-employees:

 

   Year ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
         
Common Stock options issued for compensation  $108,244   $61,480 
Common Stock options and warrants issued for services   28,700    - 
           
Total  $136,944   $61,480 

 

Shipping and Handling Costs - Shipping and handling charges to customers are included in net revenues, and the associated costs incurred are recorded in cost of revenues.

 

Advertising Costs - Advertising costs are charged to operations when incurred.  During the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 we incurred $718,705 and $353,156 respectively, in advertising and promotion costs.

 

Litigation and Settlement Costs - Legal costs are expensed as incurred. We record a charge equal to at least the minimum estimated liability for a loss contingency when both of the following conditions are met: (i) information available prior to issuance of the financial statements indicates that it is probable that an asset had been impaired or a liability had been incurred at the date of the financial statements and (ii) accrue the best estimate within a range of loss if there is a loss or, when there is no amount within a range that forms a better estimate, we will accrue the minimum amount in the range.

 

Loss Per Share - Basic loss per share, which excludes anti-dilutive securities, is computed by dividing loss available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for that particular period. In contrast, diluted loss per share considers the potential dilution that could occur from other equity instruments that would increase the total number of outstanding shares of common stock. Such amounts include shares potentially issuable under outstanding options, warrants, convertible preferred stock and convertible notes.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

A reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used in the calculation of basic and diluted net loss per share follows:

 

   Year ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
Historical net loss per share:        
         
Numerator        
Net loss, as reported   (2,753,560)   (712,452)
Less: Effect of amortization of interest expense on convertible notes   -    - 
Net loss attributed to common stockholders (diluted)   (2,753,560)   (712,452)
           
Denominator          
Weighted-average common shares outstanding   26,406,409    23,754,402 
Effect of dilutive securities   -    - 
Denominator for diluted net loss per share   26,406,409    23,754,402 
Basic and diluted net loss per share  $(0.10)  $(0.03)

 

Basic and Diluted Loss per Share:

 

The computation of basic earnings per share of common stock is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the periods presented. The computation of fully diluted earnings per share includes common stock equivalents outstanding at the balance sheet date. The Company had 3,757,583 and 1,635,694 stock options, warrants and convertible note shares that would have been included in the fully diluted earnings per share as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  However, the common stock equivalents were not included in the computation of the loss per share computation because they are anti-dilutive.

 

Reclassifications - Certain financial statement items have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

We have reviewed recent accounting pronouncements and concluded that they are either not applicable to our business or that no material effect is expected on the financial statements as a result of future adoption.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 2 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

We have two types of intangible assets: patents and trademarks. We capitalize expenditures associated with patents and trademarks related to our various technologies. Capitalized costs include amounts paid to third parties for legal fees, application fees and other direct costs incurred in the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. These assets are amortized on a straight-line method over their legal life.

 

Intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset or asset group may not be recoverable in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. During the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 we have had no impairment of intangible assets.

 

The carrying values of our amortized acquired intangible assets as of the December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, are as follows:

 

   December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
   Gross   Accumulated Amortization and write off   Net   Gross   Accumulated Amortization and write off   Net 
                         
Patents  $618,150   $(287,662)  $330,488   $617,651   $(260,171)  $357,480 
Trademarks  $45,723   $(13,447)  $32,276   $45,723   $(10,758)  $34,965 
   $663,873   $(301,109)  $362,764   $663,374   $(270,929)  $392,445 

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 2 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS (CONTINUED)

 

As of December 31, 2014, we estimate the future amortization expense of the intangible assets for December 31, 2015, 2016 2017 and 2018, to be as follows:

 

2015   $ 30,232  
2016     30,232  
2017     30,232  
2018     30,232  
Thereafter     241,837  
    $ 362,764  

 

Due to the nature of the intangible assets, we have amortized the cost of the patents and trademarks over their estimated useful lives. The nature of the estimate did not change from 2013 to 2014. Of the net amount of $362,764 in intangible assets as of December 31, 2014, approximately 91% is in patents and 9% is in trademarks.  Included in the $663,873 gross amount for patents and trademarks is $156,002 acquired from entities controlled by the founder of the Company in January 2004. The remaining $507,871 represents amounts paid to third parties for legal fees, application fees and other direct costs incurred in the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.

 

NOTE 3 – NOTES PAYABLE

 

Frisco Promissory Note. On March 22, 2011 we entered into an Amended and Restated Performance Agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (“FEDC”) pursuant to an economic incentive package. In terms of the Amended and Restated Performance Agreement, the FEDC provided us with economic assistance in the form of the renewal and extension a forgivable loan of $213,000 (the “Frisco Note”) together with performance credits over 5 years, commencing on March 22, 2011 and ending on the earlier to occur of: (i) the full payment of the economic incentives; or (ii) March 31, 2016.

 

The Frisco Note requires varying annual principal payments through December 2015. The Frisco Note is non-interest bearing; however, interest has been imputed at 12.34% per annum. The unamortized discount at December 31, 2014 was $15,516, and the net amount of the Frisco Note as at December 31, 2014 was $88,484.

 

Future principal payments of the Frisco Note payable are as follows:

 

2015   52,000 
2016   52,000 
   $104,000 

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 3 – NOTES PAYABLE (CONTINUED)

 

The following table reflects the carrying values of our short-term and long-term notes payable as of December 31, 2014.

 

   Effective Interest Rate   Principal   Accrued Interest   Discount   December 31,
2014
 
                     
Current notes payable                    
Iliad Trading and Research Notes   1.5%   157,458    2,346    -    159,804 
Union Capital Funding Notes   69.9%   297,000    4,680    202,843    98,837 
JSJ Investments Notes   37.3%   300,000    10,685    101,124    209,561 
Sojourn Note   92.9%   30,000    819    27,041    3,778 
WHC Capital Note   74.5%   38,500    405    28,293    10,612 
Group 10 Notes   64.3%   236,000    2,716    148,963    89,753 
GEL Notes   66.8%   165,000    1,465    108,761    57,704 
Frisco EDC   12.3%   104,000    -    15,516    88,484 
                          
Total short-term notes payable       $1,327,958   $23,116   $632,542   $718,533 
                          
Long-term notes payable                         
none       $-    -    -   $0 
                          
Total long-term notes payable       $0   $0   $0   $0 
Total short-term and long-term notes payable       $1,327,958   $23,116   $632,541   $718,533 

 

The following table reflects the carrying values of our short-term and long-term notes payable as of December 31, 2013.

 

   Effective Interest Rate   Principal   Accrued Interest   Discount   December 31,
2013
 
                     
Current notes payable                    
Iliad Trading and Research Notes   47.3%   165,000    5,004    72,980    97,024 
LG Capital Funding   53.7%   57,500    3,008    27,886    32,622 
JMJ Financial   70.4%   110,000    13,200    64,195    59,005 
Tonaquint, Inc.   47.0%   105,000    6,785    42,535    69,250 
Frisco EDC   12.34%   44,000    -    -    44,000 
                          
Total short-term notes payable       $481,500   $27,997   $207,596   $301,901 
                          
Long-term notes payable                         
Frisco EDC   12.34%  $104,000    -    27,928   $76,072 
                          
Total long-term notes payable       $104,000   $0   $27,928   $76,072 
Total short-term and long-term notes payable       $585,500   $27,997   $235,524   $377,973 

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 3 – NOTES PAYABLE (CONTINUED)

 

Aggregate maturities of debt are as follows:

 

   As of
December 31,
2014
 
     
2015  $

718,533

 
Thereafter   - 
Total  $

718,533

 

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 4 - SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preferred Shares Rights

 

We have 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized, par value $0.0005 per share.

 

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock: As of December 31, 2014, the Company had authorized the issuance of 3,143,237 shares of preferred stock designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred”). The original issue price of the Series A Preferred is $1.00 per share. There were 593,750 and 743,750 Series A Preferred shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014 approximately 150,000 shares of the Series A Preferred have been converted into approximately 183,000 shares of our common stock in cashless conversions at a conversion ratio of 1.22:1.

 

A summary of the designations and preferences of its Series A Preferred stock is as follows:

 

Ranking – The Series A Preferred ranks senior to common stock.

 

Dividends – Series A Preferred may be entitled to receive a quarterly non-cumulative dividend in the amount of $.01 per share upon approval from the Board of Directors.

 

Liquidation Preference – In the event of any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company, the holders of Series A Preferred are entitled to receive 100% of the original issue price of $1.00 per share.

 

Conversion Rights – Each share of Series A Preferred is convertible at any time, at the option of the holder into 1.22 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment. Series A Preferred are subject to automatic conversion upon consummation of underwritten offering by the Company of shares of common stock to the public, in which the aggregate cash proceeds are at least $3 million and the price paid per share is at least $5.00.

 

Redemption Rights – All of the Series A Preferred may be called at any time by the Company within ten years, but not prior to two years after issuance. The redemption value is $1.00 per share, plus an amount equal to all unpaid dividends thereon.

 

Voting Rights – The holder of each share of Series A Preferred has the right to one vote for each share of common stock into which such share of Series A Preferred could be converted.

 

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock: On December 19, 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the issuance of 750 shares of preferred stock designated as Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series B Preferred”). On December 23, 2014 we further increased the authorized shares of the Series B Preferred to 3,500 shares. The original issue price of the Series B Preferred is $1,000 per share. There were 1,145 and 750 Series B Preferred shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014 we issued 525 shares of the Series B Preferred and 130 shares of Series B Preferred were converted into 236,364 shares of common stock.

 

A summary of the designations and preferences of its Series B Preferred stock is as follows:

 

Ranking – The Series B Preferred ranks senior to Series A Preferred and common stock.

 

Dividends – Series B Preferred accrues an annual dividend of 6 percent payable at the option of the Company, in cash, or in duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable shares of common stock.

 

Liquidation Preference – In the event of any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company, the holders of Series B Preferred are entitled to receive 100% of the original issue price of $1,000 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends thereon and any other fees or liquidated damages then due and owing.

 

Conversion Rights – The conversion price for the Series B Preferred is equal to $0.55 per share of common stock.

 

Redemption Rights – The Company has no right to require holders of Series B Preferred to surrender their Series B Preferred for redemption.

 

Voting Rights – The holder of each share of Series B Preferred has the right to one vote for each share of common stock into which such share of Series B Preferred could be converted.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 4 - SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (CONTINUED)

 

Common Stock

 

The Company has authorized 100,000,000 shares of $0.0004 par value common stock.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014:

 

(1)We issued 183,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 150,000 shares of Series A Preferred.
(2)We issued 236,364 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 130 shares of Series B Preferred.
(3)We issued 41,580 shares of common stock for $29,700 in cash.
(4)We issued 1,529,734 shares of common stock upon the cashless conversion of convertible notes valued at $625,913.
(5)We issued 436,945 shares of common stock upon conversion of options and warrants valued at $4,370.
(6)We issued 81,500 shares of common stock for services valued at $64,875.
(7)We issued 75,000 shares of common stock valued at $66,750 in connection with a lease extinguishment.
(8)As further discussed under Note 6 – Stock Options and Warrants, we recorded $136,944 for the computed fair value of options issued to employees, non-employee directors, and consultants, net of cancellations and forfeitures.
(9)We recorded $951,423 in connection with beneficial conversion features.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2013:

 

(1)We issued approximately 482,934 shares of common stock pursuant to the conversion of convertible notes valued at $462,448 in cash at an aggregate price of $.96 per share.
(2)We issued approximately 670,947 shares of common stock for $347,364 in cash at an aggregate price of $.52 per share.
(3)We issued approximately 435,000 shares of common stock and warrants for $216,800 in cash at an aggregate price of $.50 per unit.
(4)We received proceeds of approximately $4,388 from the issuance of 438,888 shares of common stock pursuant to the exercise of 438,888 warrants.
(5)We issued approximately 322,000 shares of common stock for services valued at $257,837 at an aggregate price of $.80 per share.
(6)We issued 644,347 shares of common stock for conversion of rent valued at approximately $423,413.
(7)We issued approximately 220,013 shares of common stock in connection with deferred rent valued at approximately $162,810 at an aggregate price of $.66 per share.
(8)We issued approximately 132,000 shares valued at $114,180 in connection with capitalized website development costs and URLs.
(9)We issued 91,500 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 75,000 shares of our Series A Preferred at a conversion ratio of 1.22:1.
(10)As further discussed under Note 6 – Stock Options and Warrants, we recorded $61,480 for the computed fair value of options issued to employees, non-employee directors, and consultants, net of cancellations and forfeitures.
(11)As further discussed under Note 6 – Stock Options and Warrants, we recorded $0 for the computed fair value of warrants issued for services.
(12)As further discussed under Note 6 – Stock Options and Warrants, we recorded $317,609 in connection for beneficial conversion features.
(13)As further discussed under Note 6 – Stock Options and Warrants, we recorded $48,012 for deferred loan costs.

 

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OXYSURE SYSTEMS, INC.

NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED

DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

 

NOTE 4 - SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (CONTINUED)

 

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013 we had 28,438,430 and 25,854,307 shares respectively, of common stock issued and outstanding.

 

NOTE 5 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS

 

Equity Incentive Plans

 

In April 2004, our Board of Directors and the stockholders at that time approved the adoption of a Voting Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”), which provides for the issuance of stock options to eligible employees, consultants, Board members and Advisory Board members of us to acquire up to a maximum of 5,000,000 shares of common stock.

 

Our Board of Directors, which determines the number of options that will be granted, the effective dates of the grants, the option process and the vesting schedules, administers the Plan. In the absence of an established market for the common stock of the Company, the Board of Directors determines the fair market value of our common stock. Options generally expire between five and ten years from the date of grant and automatically terminate 90 days after such optionee ceases to be an eligible individual under the Plan other than by reason of death or disability.

 

The portion of options granted that is not exercisable on the date the optionee ceases to be an eligible individual under the Plan by reason other than death, shall terminate and be forfeited to the Company on the date of such cessation. An optionee has no right as a stockholder with respect to any shares covered by the options granted to him until a certificate representing such shares is issued to them.

 

Stock Options

 

The following table summarizes information about the number and weighted average of the options that were forfeited or expired under the Plan during 2014 and 2013:

 

   Employee   Non-Employee     
       Weighted       Weighted     
   Number   Average   Number   Average   Combined 
   Of   Exercise   Of   Exercise   Total 
   Options   Price   Options   Price   Options 
Outstanding at December 31, 2012   1,440,916   $0.38    18,180   $1.15    1,459,096 
Granted   135,000    0.25    -    -    135,000 
Exercised   -    -    -    -    - 
Forfeited/Cancelled   (22,925)   1.56    (2,280)   2.50    (25,205)
Outstanding at December 31, 2013   1,552,991   $0.35    15,900   $2.50    1,568,891 
Granted   380,000    0.52    -    -    380,000 
Exercised   -    -    -    -    - 
Forfeited/Cancelled   (225,503)   0.91    (15,900)   2.50    (241,403)
Outstanding at December 31, 2014   1,707,488   $0.31    -   $-    1,707,488 

 

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NOTE 5 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS (CONTINUED)

 

The following table summarizes information about those options that have been forfeited, cancelled or that have expired under the Plan during 2014 and 2013:

 

   Employee   Non-Employee     
       Weighted       Weighted     
   Number   Average   Number   Average   Combined 
   Of   Exercise   Of   Exercise   Total 
   Options   Price   Options   Price   Options 
                     
Forfeited/Cancelled during FY 2013   (22,925)  $1.56    (2,280)  $2.50    (25,205)
                          
Forfeited/Cancelled during FY 2014   (225,503)  $0.91    (15,900)  $2.50    (241,403)

 

Valuation Assumptions

 

We value our stock-based payment awards granted using the Black-Scholes model, during the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.  The Black-Scholes model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. The Black-Scholes model requires the input of certain assumptions that can vary over time. Our stock options have characteristics significantly different from those of traded options, and changes in the assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimates.

 

The risk-free interest rate is the implied yield currently available on the 5-year U.S. Treasury zero-coupon issues with a remaining term equal to the expected term. The expected term of the options was based on the simplified method outlined in ASC 718. The volatility factors were based on three peer companies selected from the Dow Jones U.S. Medical Equipment Index (^DJUSAM). These peer companies include companies which are the same market categories as the Company, which is the medical equipment and supplies line of business. The peer companies were selected based on similarity of industry characteristics, size and lifecycle characteristics. The calculated volatility value was established by taking the historical daily closing values prior to grant date, over a period equal to the expected term, for each of the peer companies, and then calculating a single average volatility.

 

For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, the fair value of options granted were estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

   Equity Incentive
Plans for
Years Ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
         
Expected terms (in years)    5-10     5-10 
Volatility   83.79%   40.45%
Risk-free interest rate    0.82%-1.02 %    1.05%-1.74%
Expected dividend rate   0.00%   0.00%

 

The expected term of stock options represents the weighted average period the stock options are expected to remain outstanding. The expected term is based on the observed and expected time to exercise and post-vesting cancellations of options by optionees.  We use historical volatility in deriving our expected volatility assumption because it believes that future volatility over the expected term of the stock options is not likely to differ from the past.

 

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NOTE 5 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS (CONTINUED)

 

The expected dividend assumption is based on our history and expectation of dividend payouts.  The fair value of the shares of common stock underlying the stock options has historically been determined by the board of directors. On or before February 2012, when our common stock commenced trading on the over the counter bulletin board (OTCQB), there has been no public market for our common stock. Consequently, the board of directors has historically determined the fair value of the common stock at the time of grant of the option by considering a number of objective and subjective factors including valuation of comparable companies, operating and financial performance, the lack of liquidity of capital stock and general and industry specific economic outlook, amongst other factors.  

 

FASB ASC 718 requires forfeitures to be estimated at the time of grant and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. The Company only records stock-based compensation expense for awards that are expected to vest. While we generally consider historical forfeitures in its estimates, judgment is also required in estimating the amount of stock-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. The Company’s estimates for forfeitures may differ from actual forfeitures. If actual results differ significantly from these estimates, stock-based compensation expense and its results of operations could be materially impacted when the Company records a true-up for the difference in the period that the awards vest. We adjust stock-based compensation expense based on our actual forfeitures on an annual basis, if necessary.

 

Stock compensation cost, using the graded vesting attribute method in accordance with Codification topic 718, is recognized over the requisite service period, generally 5 years, during which each tranche of shares is earned (zero, one, two, three, and four years).  The value of each tranche is generally amortized on a straight-line basis.  For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, stock based compensation expense was approximately $136,944 and $61,480, respectively, which consisted primarily of stock-based compensation expense related to stock options recognized under GAAP issued to employees.  For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, the number of options exercised was 0 for each year.

 

Compensation expense is recognized only for the portion of stock options that are expected to vest, assuming an expected forfeiture rate in determining stock-based compensation expense, which could affect the stock-based compensation expense recorded if there is a significant difference between actual and estimated forfeiture rates. As of December 31, 2014, total unrecognized compensation cost related to stock-based awards granted to employees and non-employee directors was $105,154. This cost will be amortized on a ratable basis over a weighted-average vesting period of approximately 1.18 years.

 

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NOTE 5 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS (CONTINUED)

 

The following table summarizes information about employee stock options outstanding under the Plan at December 31, 2014:

 

December 31, 2014
   Options Outstanding   Options Exercisable 
Range of Exercise Prices  Number
Outstanding
   Weighted
average
remaining
contractual life
   Weighted
average
exercise price
   Number
exercisable
   Weighted
average
remaining
contractual life
   Weighted
average
exercise price
 
$ 0.20 - $0.25   1,507,488    4.66   $0.25    1,417,488    4.66   $0.25 
$ 0.50 - $1.00   200,000    4.57   $0.89    87,500    3.86   $0.74 
    1,707,488              1,504,988           

 

There were no non-employee stock options outstanding or exercisable at December 31, 2014.

 

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NOTE 5 - STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS (CONTINUED)

 

Warrants.

 

The following table summarizes our warrant activities for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013:

 

        Weighted         
    Number   Average         
    Of   Exercise   Estimated   Intrinsic 
    Warrants   Price   Life (Years)   Value 
 Outstanding at December 31, 2012    1,877,034   $0.80    1.65   $1.07 
 Granted    1,576,364   $1.44    4.30   $- 
 Exercised    (438,889)   0.01           
 Forfeited/Cancelled    (47,500)   0.69           
 Exercisable    2,967,009   $1.13    2.81   $0.19 
 Outstanding at December 31, 2013    2,967,009   $1.13    2.81   $0.19 
 Granted    1,467,896   $1.26    3.95   $- 
 Exercised    (436,945)   0.01           
 Forfeited/Cancelled    (468,700)   0.65           
 Exercisable    3,569,260   $1.37    3.18   $- 
 Outstanding at December 31, 2014    3,569,260   $1.37    3.18   $- 

 

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NOTE 6 - INCOME TAXES

 

The Company adopted the provisions of ASC 740, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes,” on January 1, 2008. FASB ASC Topic 740 clarifies the accounting for income taxes by prescribing a minimum recognition threshold a tax position is required to meet before being recognized in the financial statements. FASB ASC Topic 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, measurement, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition. As a result of the implementation of FASB ASC Topic 740, the Company did not recognize a decrease or increase in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits.

 

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, the Company had cumulative net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $15,150,126 and $12,146,279 respectively, which expire in varying amounts between 2024 and 2034.   Realization of this potential future tax benefit is dependent on generating sufficient taxable income prior to expiration of the loss carry-forward. The deferred tax asset related to this (and other) potential future tax benefits has been offset by a valuation allowance in the same amount. The amount of the deferred tax asset ultimately realizable could be increased in the near term if estimates of future taxable income during the carry-forward period are revised.

 

Deferred income tax assets of $5,588,365 and $4,733,483 for the years December 31, 2014 and 2013 respectively were offset in full by a valuation allowance.

 

The components of the Company's net deferred tax assets, including a valuation allowance, for the years 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 

Deferred Tax Assets  As of
December 31, 2014
   As of December 31, 2013 
Net operating loss carry-forwards  $5,150,797   $4,129,735 
           
Net deferred tax assets before valuation allowance  $5,588,365   $4,733,483 
Less: Valuation Allowance  $(5,588,365)  $(4,733,483)
Net deferred tax assets   --    -- 

 

Reconciliation between the amounts of income tax benefit determined by applying the applicable U.S. income tax rate to pre-tax loss is as follows:

 

   As of December 31, 2014   As of
December 31, 2013
 
Statutory federal income tax   34%   34%
Statutory state income tax    (0.22%)   (0.92%)
Change in valuation allowance on deferred tax assets   (33.51%)   (33.69%)
Net effective tax rate   (0.27%)   (0.61%)

 

Due to the inherent uncertainty in forecasts and future events and operating results, the Company has provided for a valuation allowance in an amount equal to gross deferred tax assets resulting in the above figures for the periods audited.

 

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NOTE 7 – LICENSE AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS

 

There were no material service agreements during 2014.

 

NOTE 8 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCY

 

Leases

 

Operating Lease – During 2007, we entered into a long-term non-cancelable lease for office space, which expired in October 2012. On December 31, 2013 we extended this lease until December 31, 2017.

 

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NOTE 8 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCY (CONTINUED)

 

At December 31, 2014, future minimum lease payments under the non-cancelable operating lease for the year ended December 31, 2014 were as follows:

 

2015  $194,400 
2016   210,600 
2017   210,600 
Thereafter   - 
   $615,600 

 

Rental expense for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 was $194,400 and $194,400, respectively.

 

Capital lease – During 2014 we retired our master lease agreement with a VenCore Solutions, LLC (“Vencore”). The Vencore lease had a balance of $307,662 which we settled in full through the payment of $150,000 in cash and 75,000 shares of common stock. The balance on the Vencore lease at December 31, 2014 was $0.

 

Minimum non-cancellable lease payments required under all capital leases as at December 31, 2014 are as follows:

 

2014   149 
Thereafter   - 
   $149 

 

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NOTE 8 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCY (CONTINUED)

 

Legal Proceedings

 

The Company is subject to litigation in the normal course of business, none of which management believes will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

On or about December 13 of 2013, Wall Street Buy Sell Hold, Inc., (“WSBSH”) filed a lawsuit against the Company in the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County. The suit seeks damages in the form of money, stock and warrants for breach of a marketing agreement entered into on October 22, 2012 and another entered into on March 11, 2013. We have answered the complaint and filed a counterclaim against WSBSH seeking the return of all moneys and shares we paid or transferred to WSBSH, as well as punitive damages for fraud. We have entered the discovery phase in this matter. Management believes the WSBSH claims have no merit, and we intend to vigorously defend our interests in this matter.

 

Indemnification

 

Under the indemnification provisions of our customer agreements, we routinely agree to indemnify and defend our customers against infringement of any patent, trademark, or copyright of any country or the misappropriation of any trade secret, arising from the customers’ legal use of our products or services. The exposure to us under these indemnification provisions is generally limited to the total amount paid by the customers under pertinent agreements. However, certain indemnification provisions potentially expose us to losses in excess of the aggregate amount received from the customer. To date, there have been no claims against us or our customers pertaining to such indemnification provisions and no amounts have been recorded.

 

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NOTE 9 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

A summary of the related party financings and notes payable to related parties as at December 31, 2014 is as follows:

 

   Shareholder advances 
Holder  Julian Ross(1)   Other 
Amount  $154,850   $- 
Stated interest rate   0%   0%
Maturity   n/a    n/a 

 

A summary of the related party financings and notes payable to related parties as at December 31, 2013 is as follows:

 

   Shareholder advances 
Holder  Julian Ross(1)   Other 
Amount  $118,627   $- 
Stated interest rate   0%   0%
Maturity   n/a    n/a 

 

(1) Our CEO, Mr. Ross provided us cash and other consideration from time to time to fund to fund working capital. The net amounts outstanding to Mr. Ross were $154,850 and $118,627 as at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

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NOTE 10 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

Effective January 1, 2009, the Company adopted new fair value accounting guidance. The adoption of the guidance was limited to financial assets and liabilities and did not have a material effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

The guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required or permitted to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which the Company would transact business and considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability, such as inherent risk, transfer restrictions, and risk of nonperformance. The guidance establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The guidance establishes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 — Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

 

Level 3 — Unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that is significant to the measurement of fair value of assets or liabilities.

 

Changes related to derivatives for the year ended December 31, 2014 are as follows:

 

   Derivative 
   Liabilities 
      
Balance as of December 31, 2013  $- 
Additions related to embedded derivative of convertible notes issued   28,009 
Gain on decrease in value of derivative liabilities   3,001 
Balance as of December 31, 2014  $31,010 

 

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NOTE 11 – OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS AND CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

 

We have not entered into any transactions with unconsolidated entities whereby we have financial guarantees, subordinated retained interests, or other contingent arrangements that expose us to material continuing risks, contingent liabilities, or any other obligation under a variable interest in an unconsolidated entity that provides financing, liquidity, market risk or credit risk support to us.

 

NOTE 12 – SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

We are organized as, and operate in, one reportable segment: the development, distribution and sale of specialty respiratory products and related medical products and accessories. Our chief operating decision-maker is our Chief Executive Officer. Our Chief Executive Officer reviews financial information presented on a consolidated basis for purposes of evaluating financial performance and allocating resources, accompanied by information about revenue by geographic regions. Our assets are primarily located in the United States of America and not allocated to any specific region and we do not measure the performance of our geographic regions based upon asset-based metrics. Therefore, geographic information is presented only for revenue. Revenue by geographic region is based on the ship to address on our customer orders.

 

The following presents total revenue by geographic region:

 

   Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
Revenues:        
United States revenues  $2,380,000   $1,302,042 
ROW revenues   57,402    498,286 
Totals  $2,437,402   $1,800,327 

 

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NOTE 13 – GOING CONCERN

 

Our financial statements are prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  We have been suffering from recurring losses from operations. Our total notes payable has increased to $723,323 at December 31, 2014 from $349,975 at December 31, 2013. Our current notes payable has also increased to $678,839 at December 31, 2014 from $273,903 at December 31, 2013. Our long term notes payable decreased from $76,072 for December 31, 2013 to $44,484 at December 31, 2014.

 

Our continuation as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet our obligations on a timely basis and/or obtain financing as may be required. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 we have incurred net losses from operations of $1,099,349 and $860,791, respectively. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013, we have accumulated stockholders’ deficits of $18,041,208 and $15,287,647, respectively, since inception. We had a working capital surplus of $418,734 as of December 31, 2014 and a working capital surplus of $747,473 as of December 31, 2013. While our revenues have increased significantly from 2013 to 2014, we are still in the early stages of the commercialization or our primary product, and we currently operate in a single industry segment.  These factors raise significant doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

  

During the next 12 months, our foreseeable cash requirements will relate to continual development of the operations of our business, maintaining our good standing and making the requisite filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the payment of expenses associated with reviewing or investigating any potential business ventures.  We may experience a cash shortfall and may be required to raise additional capital. Historically, we have relied upon internally generated funds and funds from the sale of shares of stock and loans and advances from our shareholders and private investors to finance our operations and growth. We may raise additional capital through future public or private offerings of our stock or through loans from investors, although there can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such financing.  Our failure to do so could have a material and adverse effect upon us and our shareholders.

 

We have a series of plans to mitigate the going concern:

 

1.   Management is seeking additional sources of equity and/or debt financing on terms that are reasonable for us; however, there is no assurance that any such additional funding will be available.

 

2.   We anticipate that sales during 2015 and 2016 from existing markets will grow, and we believe that we will be able to generate sales from new markets. Existing markets include education customers such as schools, school districts and colleges, and commercial customers such as manufacturing facilities, churches and other commercial venues. New markets will include, but not be limited to, government customers and new international territories and markets.

 

3.   We plan to increase our market penetration through the addition of new distributors, both in the US and outside the US during 2015 and beyond. We also plan to increase the number direct sales territory managers we will appoint in the U.S. to sell our products.

 

4.   We plan to continue to diversify our product range through the addition of complementary products and solutions. Some of these products will be sourced from third party manufacturers and suppliers.

 

5.   We may seek or consider strategic business combinations with other companies to complement our resources and create synergies.

 

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NOTE 14 – CONCENTRATION OF RISK IN CUSTOMER AND SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. At times, cash account balances may be in excess of the amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). However, management believes the risk of loss to be minimal. The Company performs periodic evaluations of the relative credit standing of these institutions and has not experienced any losses on its cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments to date.

 

The relative magnitude and the mix of revenue from our largest customers have varied significantly from quarter to quarter. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, the following customers have accounted for significant revenues, varying by period, to our company: Knight Aerospace, Inc., and PP Aviation Corporation. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, the percentages of revenues from our largest two customers are as follows:

 

   Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2014   2013 
         
Knight Aerospace, Inc.   58%   35%
PP Aviation Corporation   19%   28%

 

Over time, as we work to add additional distributors to our network and to grow our distribution business, we anticipate the relative significance to our revenue of any particular customer or distributor will decline.

 

NOTE 15 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company has evaluated events and transactions subsequent to December 31, 2014 through the date of issuance of the Financial Statements. During the period from January 1, 2015 to the date of issuance, we have had the following material subsequent events:

 

Re-appointment of Julian T. Ross as Chairman & CEO:

 

On January 12, 2015, our Board of Directors re-appointed Julian T. Ross as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since the Company’s inception. We entered into a third employment agreement (“Agreement”) between us and Mr. Ross. Mr. Ross will also continue to serve as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary until such time as we completes this hire(s).

 

The Agreement has an effective date of January 1, 2015 and its summary terms include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Term: Three (3) years
Base Salary:

$275,000 per annum payable twice monthly

Annual Bonus: 40% of Base Salary, provided that: (i) 30% of the Annual Bonus is subject to achievement of MBOs (Management by Objectives) determined by the Board; (ii) 70% of the Annual Bonus is subject to achievement of financial performance metrics set by the Board (for example, Revenue or Revenue Growth, Stock Price, and so forth).
Stock Options: Stock options valued at $200,000 per annum with exercise price at market price
Restricted Stock Units: (i) Base Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”): $100,000 per year; Up to an additional $200,000 per year at the Board’s sole and absolute discretion. (ii) Performance Restricted Stock Units: 150,000 units subject to achieving both positive net earnings and positive EBITDA for a 6 month period (one time issuance).

 

Stock issuances:

 

We issued 318,349 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless conversion of 170 shares of Series B Preferred; we issued 58,000 shares of our common stock in connection with an investment banking agreement; we issued 602,426 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless, partial conversions of convertible notes; and we issued 30,000 shares of our common stock in connection with a licensing and marketing agreement.  

 

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

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A—CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the “Exchange Act”) require public companies to maintain “disclosure controls and procedures,” which are defined as controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

The Company conducted an evaluation, with the participation of its Chief Executive Officer and its Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2014. Based on such evaluation, its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of December 31, 2014, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the issuer’s principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by the issuer’s 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 the U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

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.  Because of the inherent limitations of internal control, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting.  However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process.  Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

 

As of December 31, 2014, the Company carried out an evaluation based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in “Internal Control—Integrated Framework” issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) and SEC guidance. Based on such assessment, management concluded that its internal control over financial reporting was not effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes to its internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act) during the period ended December 31, 2014 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B—OTHER INFORMATION

 

There is no information to report under this item for the period ended December 31, 2014.

 

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PART III

 

ITEM 10—DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

Executive Officers and Directors

 

Our executive officers and directors are as follows:

 

Name   Age   Position
Julian T.  Ross   48   Director (Chairman), CEO, President, CFO
Jeremy M. Jones   73   Director
Vicki Jones   53   Director
Clark E. Hood   52   Vice President, Resuscitation Sales Worldwide

 

Julian T. Ross, Chairman, CEO, President & CFO

 

Mr. Ross is the developer of the OxySure technology and the Founder of OxySure Systems, Inc. He has served as CEO of the company since inception in January 2004, and has raised over $18 million for the company to date. He also built the company and all its operations and processes, including the manufacturing operations, spearheaded all regulatory approvals (including FDA approval, ANVISA approval, GSA approval, DOT approval and CE Marking approval), set up the distribution channels, and took the company public in late 2011. He is a high energy, results-oriented individual, and he brings over 25 years’ experience in technology, medical devices and manufacturing, having functioned both in consulting and operational capacities at senior management level. His experience includes at least a decade in corporate finance, including public and private financings, and mergers & acquisitions. He has worked for and with start-ups and established organizations, including Anglo American Corporation, Volt Information Sciences, Tandy Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Sun International and Isle of Capri, Inc. Mr. Ross has enjoyed an Academic Scholarship from Shell Petroleum and an Academic Scholarship from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he received an MBA in Finance. The above experience, qualifications, attributes and skills led us to the conclusion that Julian T. Ross shall serve as our CEO, President, CFO, and director.

 

Jeremy M. Jones, Director

 

In March 2013 we announced that Mr. Jeremy M. (“Jerry”) Jones, former Chairman and CEO of Apria Healthcare joined our Board of Directors as an independent director effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Jones brings over 35 years of healthcare industry experience to our Board. Mr. Jones founded Homedco Group, Inc., a home healthcare services company, which he took public in 1991. Homedco merged into Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. (“Apria”) in 1995 and from 1995 through January 1998, Mr. Jones was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Apria, which became the largest homecare service provider in the nation under his leadership through merger, acquisitions and increased market dominance, and was sold to the Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) for $1.7 billion in December 1998. Mr. Jones currently serves as Chairman of On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE: ASGN), a $1.3 billion leader in the healthcare and life sciences sectors focusing on in-demand, skilled medical and technical staffing. At On Assignment he also serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Jones also currently serves on the Board of CombiMatrix Corporation (Nasdaq: CBMX), and has invested in, and has served as Chairman of home health service companies, Byram Healthcare Centers Inc, and Lifecare Solutions, Inc, until their sale in 2008, and 2011 respectively. He has also served on the Board of US Labs, Inc., acquired by Lab Corp in 2005, and Cardium Healthcare, acquired by CenCorp Health in 2006. The above experience, qualifications, attributes and skills led us to the conclusion that Jeremy Jones shall serve as one of our directors.

 

Vicki Jones, Director

 

Ms. Jones has been one of our Directors since November 2008.  Ms. Jones currently serves as AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Customer Contact Transformation, AT&T Services, Inc. She is responsible for delivering AT&T’s 2020 vision for transitioning how AT&T operates contact centers as digital interactions increase. Her charter is to drive cross functional alignment to evolve AT&T’s business in a way that ensures superior customer care --and do it competitively. Prior to that, Ms. Jones led U-verse Sales and Service with a team of 14,000 people responsible for growing sales, service and retention for AT&T’s consumer products and services. Her team led the largest contribution to AT&T’s IP transformation and revenue growth for Home Solutions. Ms. Jones brings more than three decades experience in P&L management, sales and sales management, marketing, installation, and customer service, with particular experience in mass markets, both B2B and B2C. Ms. Jones has held various positions within AT&T (and SBC Communications, its predecessor company), including President – Business Communications Services, Midwest; Senior Vice President – Product Management and Development; and Vice President – Strategic Marketing. Ms. Jones holds an MBA in E-Commerce Management from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.  The above experience, qualifications, attributes and skills led us to the conclusion that Vicki Jones shall serve as one of our directors.

 

Clark E. Hood, Vice President, Resuscitation Sales Worldwide

 

Mr. Hood has over 25 years experience in healthcare, medical devices and emergency medical equipment, and specifically in sales and sales management. Prior to joining OxySure, Mr. Hood spent over 16 years with Cardiac Science, a global medical device manufacturer of automated external defibrillation (AED) products and management services in over 100 countries. At Cardiac Science he served as Vice President of Resuscitation, having previously served in various management positions, including Vice-President of Sales for North America and Director of National Accounts for North America. As one of the original members of the sales and management team at Survivalink, a privately held Minneapolis based AED company, Mr. Hood played a key role in helping the company grow revenue exponentially from $1.5m in 1996 to approximately $20m in 2001 which led to the company’s ultimate sale to Cardiac Science, Inc. for over $70m that same year. Mr. Hood has also previously held sales and management positions at BrainLab, Inc., C.R. Bard and U.S. Surgical Corporation. Mr. Hood holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.

 

Our directors hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their respective successors have been elected and qualified, or until his prior resignation or removal.  Our executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors and hold office until resignation or removal by the Board of Directors. 

 

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Identification of Significant Employees

 

OxySure has 24 full time employees and one part time employee, including Julian T. Ross, the Company’s CEO, President, CFO, Secretary and a Director.

 

Director Independence

 

For purposes of determining director independence, we have applied the definitions set out in NASDAQ Rule 5605(a)(2).  The OTCQB on which shares of our common stock are quoted does not have any director independence requirements.  According to the NASDAQ definition, two of our directors are independent directors.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires the Company’s executive officers, directors and persons who beneficially own more than ten percent of a registered class of the Company’s equity securities, to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of the Company’s common stock.  Such officers, directors and persons are required by Securities and Exchange Commission regulation to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms that they file with the SEC.

 

Based solely on a review of the copies of such forms that were received by the Company, or written representations from certain reporting persons that no Form 5s were required for those persons, the Company is not aware of any failures to file reports or report transactions in a timely manner during the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

 

Code of Ethics

 

The Company has adopted a code of ethics and has filed a copy of the Code of Ethics with the Commission in its registration statement on Form S-1, File no. 333-159402, filed on May 21, 2009, as amended.

 

Family Relationship

 

We currently do not have any officers or directors of our Company who are related to each other.

 

ITEM 11—EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Executive Compensation

 

The following table shows the annual compensation paid by the Company for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2014 to Julian T. Ross, our Chief Executive Officer, President, and CFO. No other officer had total compensation during either of the previous two years of more than $100,000.

 

Name and principal position   Year     Salary
($)
    Bonus
($)
    Option Awards
($)
    Total
($)
 
Julian T. Ross, CEO, President, and CFO     2014     $ 250,000 (1)   $ -     $ 111,060 (2)   $ 361,060  
      2013     $ 115,000 (3)   $ -     $ 82,620 (4)   $ 197,620  
                                         
Clark Hood, Vice President, Resuscitation Sales(5)     2014     $ 200,000     $ -   $ 20,550