10-Q 1 v438611_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

xQUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2016

 

OR

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ______________ to ______________

 

Commission File Number 000-54391

 

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware 51-0662991
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
   
176 LaGuardia Ave.,  
Staten Island , New York 10314
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(347) 286-0712

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨ Accelerated filer   ¨
   
Non-accelerated filer   ¨ Smaller reporting company   x

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

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

 

The number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, outstanding as of May 12, 2016 was 1,744,569.

 

 

 

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

 

Table of Contents

 

    Page 
Part I Financial Information  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 2
     
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 (Unaudited) 2
     
  Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)

3

     
  Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and  2015 (Unaudited) 4
     
  Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited) 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 10
     
Item 3. Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk 13
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 13
     
Part II Other Information  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 14
Item 1A. Risk Factors 14
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 14
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities 14
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 14
Item 5. Other Information 14
Item 6. Exhibits 14
  Signatures 15

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.       Financial Statements.

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

         
   March 31,   December 31, 
   2016   2015 
         
ASSETS        
Current Assets:          
   Cash and cash equivalents  $894,425   $960,351 
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets   18,367    43,064 
      Total Assets  $912,792   $1,003,415 
           
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
Current Liabilities:          
   Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $89,724   $73,180 
      Total Liabilities   89,724    73,180 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders' Equity:          
   Preferred stock - $0.001 par value: authorized 1,000,000 shares at March 31, 2016 and          
       December 31, 2015; issued and outstanding none at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015   -    - 
   Common stock - $0.001 par value: authorized 25,000,000 shares at March 31, 2016 and          
       December 31, 2015;  issued 1,883,639 shares at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015; and          
       outstanding 1,744,569 shares at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015   1,884    1,884 
   Additional paid-in capital   7,270,764    7,270,764 
   Accumulated deficit   (6,254,882)   (6,147,715)
   Less treasury stock at cost: 139,070 shares at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015   (194,698)   (194,698)
      Total Stockholders' Equity   823,068    930,235 
         Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $912,792   $1,003,415 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2016   2015 
         
Operating costs:          
   Operating expenses - related party fees  $17,500   $22,500 
   Other general and administrative expenses   89,882    86,515 
Total operating costs   107,382    109,015 
           
Operating loss   (107,382)   (109,015)
           
Other income:          
   Interest income   215    2,074 
Net loss  $(107,167)  $(106,941)
           
Net Loss Per Share          
   Basic and diluted  $(0.06)  $(0.06)
           
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding          
   Basic  and diluted   1,744,569    1,883,639 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2016   2015 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:          
    Net loss  $(107,167)  $(106,941)
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities          
         Share-based compensation   -    1,400 
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
        Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets   24,697    17,907 
        Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses   16,544    (39,743)
Net cash used in operating activities   (65,926)   (127,377)
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (65,926)   (127,377)
Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period   960,351    4,797,122 
Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period  $894,425   $4,669,745 
           
Supplemental cash flow disclosure - cash paid for income taxes  $-   $80,189 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Organization and Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

 

Organization and Nature of Business

 

SMG Indium Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) is a corporation established pursuant to the laws of the State of Delaware on January 7, 2008. From inception through December 31, 2014, the Company operated in a single-segment business the primary business purpose of which was to stockpile indium, a specialty metal that is being increasingly used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer electronics manufacturing applications. As of December 31, 2014, the Company sold all of the indium held in its stockpile. As a result, the Company is no longer in the business of purchasing and selling indium. The Company’s board of directors has begun evaluating strategic options including the acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. In January 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with Brack Advisors LLC (“BRACK”), a company owned by Richard A. Biele, one of our directors to assist the Company in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions including but not limited to the acquisition of a new line of business and or a reverse merger. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will enter into any such transaction, and if so, on terms favorable to us.

 

In December 2014, the Company repurchased 6,678,358 shares of its common stock, representing 78% of its outstanding shares, in a Tender Offer (the “Tender Offer”) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.1 million, or $2.41 per share. Shares not purchased in the Tender Offer because of proration or conditional tenders were returned to the tendering stockholders. There were 1,883,639 shares of common stock outstanding after the Tender Offer. During the third quarter of 2015, the Company’s board of directors approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand of the Company’s common stock. In connection therewith, the Company repurchased 139,070 shares of its common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding.

 

In December 2015, the Company's board of directors approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

In March 2015, the Company’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer resigned and Ailon Grushkin, the Company’s chairman of the board of directors and president, was named chief executive officer. In March 2015, the Company also entered into a Consulting Agreement with Nano-Cap Advisors LLC (“Nano” and “2015 Nano Agreement”). Mr. Grushkin is the only member of Nano. Pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Nano Agreement, Nano provided services normally provided by a chief executive officer of the Company, as determined and directed by the Company, and provided office facilities for the Company. The Company paid Nano $90 thousand during the year ended December 31, 2015 for such services. In January 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with Nano (“2016 Nano Agreement”) to perform the services indicated above for an annual fee of $70 thousand in 2016.

 

At March 31, 2016, we had approximately $0.9 million in cash and cash equivalents. Our annual cash operating expenses are estimated to be approximately $0.4 million in 2016 while we review our strategic options. Accordingly, we believe that we have sufficient funds to sustain operations for at least the next two years.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying interim unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (”GAAP”) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Accordingly, these interim unaudited condensed financial statements do not include all of the disclosures required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.  These interim unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC. In the opinion of management, the interim unaudited condensed financial statements included herein include all adjustments, all of which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations for the interim periods presented. The condensed balance sheet at December 31, 2015 has been derived from the Company’s audited balance sheet as of December 31, 2015 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2016 or any interim period.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

  

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. The most significant estimates relate to share-based compensation and income taxes. Actual results could differ from those estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments with original maturities of 90 days or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents.

 

Basic and Diluted Net Loss per Share

 

The Company presents both basic and diluted net loss per share on the face of the statements of operations. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted per share calculations give effect to all potentially dilutive shares of common stock outstanding during the period including, stock options and warrants and, using the treasury-stock method. If anti-dilutive, the effect of potentially dilutive shares of common stock is ignored. For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, 7,318,700 and 7,783,700, respectively, potentially issuable shares of common stock have been excluded from the calculation because their effect would be antidilutive due to the Company’s net loss.

 

Income Taxes

 

Income taxes are accounted under the asset-and-liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and the respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years 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 rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. The portion of any deferred tax asset for which it is more likely than not that a tax benefit will not be realized must then be offset by recording a valuation allowance. A valuation allowance has been established against all of the deferred tax assets, as it is more likely than not that these assets will not be realized given the Company’s expected operating losses. The Company recognizes the effect of income tax positions only if those positions are more likely than not of being sustained. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgement occurs. The Company recognizes potential interest and penalties, if any, related to income tax positions as a component of the provision for income taxes on the statements of operations.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, no income taxes were recorded due to the Company’s operating loss.

 

Share-Based Payment Arrangements

 

The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments (share-based payments or “SBP”) based on the grant-date fair value of the award. That cost is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the SBP award—the requisite service period (vesting period). For SBP awards subject to conditions, compensation is not recognized until the performance condition is probable of occurrence. The grant-date fair value of share options is estimated using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model. Compensation expense for SBP awards granted to nonemployees is remeasured each period as the underlying options vest. The Company recorded non-cash charges for SBP of approximately $0 and $1 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – (continued)

 

Share-Based Payment Arrangements, continued

 

The fair value of each option granted during the three months ended March 31, 2015 was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model with the weighted average assumptions in the following table:

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
   Expected dividend yield   0%
   Expected option term (years)   5 
   Expected volatility   13%
   Risk-free interest rate   1.60%

 

The expected term of options granted represents the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding. The expected volatility was based on the volatility in the trading of the Company’s common stock since the Company was no longer in the indium business. The assumed discount rate was the default risk-free five-year interest rate provided by Bloomberg L.P.

 

Common Stock Purchase Contracts

 

The Company classifies as equity any common stock purchase contracts that: (i) require physical settlement or net-share settlement or give the Company a choice of net-cash settlement or settlement in its own shares (physical settlement or net-share settlement) and (ii) are indexed to the Company’s common stock. The Company classifies as assets or liabilities any common stock purchase contracts that: (i) require net-cash settlement (including a requirement to net-cash settle the contract if an event occurs and that event is outside the control of the Company), (ii) give the counterparty a choice of net-cash settlement or settlement in shares (physical settlement or net-share settlement), or (iii) are not indexed to the Company’s common stock. The Company assesses classification of its equity-classified contracts at each reporting date to determine whether a change in classification between assets and liabilities is required. The Company’s outstanding common stock purchase contracts were accounted for as equity through March 31, 2016.

 

Concentration of Market Risk

 

The Company maintains cash deposits with banks that at times exceed applicable Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation limits. The Company reduces its exposure to credit risk by maintaining such deposits with high-quality financial institutions. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts. At March 31, 2016, the Company had cash on deposit of approximately $644 thousand in excess of federally insured limits of $250 thousand.

 

Fair Value

 

The Company utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs to the extent possible. The Company determines fair value based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability in the principal or most advantageous market. For cash and cash equivalents and accounts payable, the carrying amounts approximated the fair values because of the immediate or short-term nature of those instruments.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, (“FASB”), issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2016-09”), which provides for simplification of certain aspects of employee share-based payment accounting including income taxes, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, accounting for forfeitures and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2017 and will be applied either prospectively, retrospectively or using a modified retrospective transition approach depending on the area covered in this update. The Company is currently in the process of assessing the impact of ASU 2016-09 on its financial statements and disclosures.

 

The FASB recently issued ASU 2013-07, “ Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) Liquidation Basis of Accounting ” that requires an entity to prepare its financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting when liquidation is imminent, as defined in ASU 2013-07. ASU 2013-07’s objective is to eliminate diverse practices by providing guidance about when and how to apply the model. The guidance applies to all entities except for investment companies regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Since there is no imminent plan to liquidate the Company, this ASU is not applicable for the Company’s current period financial statements.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – (continued)

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements, continued

  

On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “ Revenue from Contracts with Customers ”, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. In August 2015, with the issuance of ASU 2015-14, the FASB amended the effective date of this ASU to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted only for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is evaluating strategic options and, subsequent to December 31, 2014, has no revenue stream. The Company will evaluate the effect that ASU 2014-09 has on its financial statements and related disclosures and select a transition method when and if the Company has future revenues.

 

Note 3 — Stockholders’ Equity

 

Common Stock

 

In December 2015, the Company's board of directors approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company’s board of directors approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand of our common stock. In connection therewith, we bought back 139,070 shares of our common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. The cost of such shares has been recorded as treasury stock in the accompanying balance sheet. At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding.

 

In December 2014, the Company purchased 6,678,358 shares of its common stock in a Tender Offer for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.1 million, or $2.41 per share, which represented approximately 78% of the outstanding shares as of the date of the Tender Offer. The Company retired all shares purchased in the Tender Offer. Shares not purchased in the Tender Offer because of proration or conditional tenders were returned to the tendering stockholders at the Company’s expense promptly after the Tender Offer terminated. The Company had 1,883,639 shares of common stock outstanding after the Tender Offer.

 

Equity Compensation Plan

 

Under the Company’s 2008 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), the Company may grant incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, restricted and unrestricted stock awards and other stock-based awards. Pursuant to the Plan, 1,000,000 shares of common stock are reserved for issuance under the Plan. Options are granted with exercise prices equal to or greater than the fair value of the common stock on the date of grant. The terms of the options are approved by the Company’s board of directors or one of its committees. Options granted to date have vested immediately and expire in five years. At March 31, 2016, there were 435,001 options available under the Plan for future grants.

 

Stock Options

 

Summary stock option information is as follows:

 

               Weighted 
   Aggregate   Aggregate   Exercise Price   Average 
   Number   Exercise Price   Range   Exercise Price 
Outstanding, December 31, 2015   564,999   $2,588,693   $ 1.78-7.50    $4.58 
         Granted   -    -    -    - 
         Exercise   -    -    -    - 
         Cancelled, Forfeited or Expired   -    -    -    - 
Outstanding, March 31, 2016   564,999   $2,588,693   $  1.78-7.50    $4.58 

 

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

 

Note 3 — Stockholders’ Equity – (continued)

 

Stock Options, continued

 

There were no options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2016. The weighted average grant-date fair value was $0.28 for options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2015. The weighted average remaining contractual life is .5 years for stock options outstanding at March 31, 2016. At March 31, 2016 and 2015, there was $0 and $18 thousand, respectively, in intrinsic value of outstanding options.

 

Note 4 — Related Party Transactions

 

In March 2015, the Company’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer resigned and Ailon Grushkin, the Company’s chairman of the board of directors and president, was named chief executive officer. In March 2015, the Company also entered into the 2015 Nano Agreement. Mr. Grushkin is the only member of Nano. Pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Nano Agreement, Nano provided services normally provided by a chief executive officer of the Company, as determined and directed by the Company, and provided office facilities for the Company. In January 2016, the Company entered into the Nano 2016 Agreement under which Nano is to perform the services indicated above for an annual fee of $70 thousand in 2016. During the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company paid Nano $18 thousand and $23 thousand, respectively.

 

In January 2016, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Brack (the “Brack Agreement”), that provides for the payment of $50 thousand in 2016. Pursuant to the terns of the Brack Agreement, Mr. Biele is to assist the Company in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions including but not limited to the acquisition of a new line of business and or a reverse merger. $13 thousand was paid under the Brack Agreement in the first quarter of 2016.

 

The Company engaged a relative of one of its directors to perform outsourced secretarial services for the Company at a rate of $5 thousand per quarter in both 2016 and 2015.

 

The Company believes that all related party transactions were made on terms no less favorable to the Company than could have been obtained from unaffiliated parties.

 

Note 5 — Commitments and Contingencies

 

Consulting Agreement

 

As described in note 4, the Company is required to pay a fee to Nano, a related party, of $70 thousand in 2016 under the Nano 2016 Agreement and $50 thousand to Brack for services to be performed by Richard A. Biele, a director of the Company.

 

Compensation

 

The Company has an arrangement with its chief financial officer for an annual base compensation of $60 thousand, to be paid quarterly. The compensation committee of the board of directors has approved the payment of $10 thousand per year and $1 thousand for each meeting attended in person to the nonexecutive board member who is not compensated under another consulting agreement.

 

Note 6 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluates events that have occurred after the balance sheet date but before the financial statements are issued. Based upon the evaluation, the Company did not identify any recognized or unrecognized subsequent events that have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements except as disclosed below.

 

On May 12, 2016, the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors granted to its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, Richard Biele, a director, and Fred Arena, a director, options to acquire 150,000, 30,000, 100,000, and 10,000 shares of common stock of the Company, respectively. All such options were fully vested on the date of grant, have a term of five years, and have an exercise price of $0.24 per share, the market value on the date of grant. In the second quarter of 2016, the Company will record an aggregate of $9 thousand as compensation expense associated with these options.

 

 

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

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “SMG Indium,” “SMG,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to SMG Indium Resources Ltd.  In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we may make certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and resources that are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

The statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “should,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “continue,” or similar terms or variations of those terms or the negative of those terms.  These statements appear in a number of places in this Form 10-Q and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of SMG Indium Resources Ltd. Forward-looking statements are merely our current predictions of future events. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, are not guaranties of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from our predictions. There are a number of factors that could negatively affect our business and the value of our securities, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in the market price of our common stock; changes in our plans, strategies and intentions; changes in market valuations associated with our cash flows and operating results; the impact of significant acquisitions, dispositions and other similar transactions; our ability to attract and retain key employees; changes in financial estimates or recommendations by securities analysts; asset impairments; decreased liquidity in the capital markets; and changes in interest rates. Such factors could materially affect our Company's future operating results and could cause actual events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements relating to our Company. Although we have sought to identify the most significant risks to our business, we cannot predict whether, or to what extent, any of such risks may be realized, nor is there any assurance that we have identified all possible issues that we might face.  We assume no obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments. We urge readers to carefully review and consider the various disclosures we make in this report and our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect our business including the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC.

 

Overview

 

We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on January 7, 2008.  From inception through December 31, 2014, our primary business purpose was to stockpile indium, a specialty metal that is being increasingly used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer electronics manufacturing applications. As of December 31, 2014, we sold all of the indium from our stockpile. As a result, we are no longer in the business of purchasing and selling indium. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. In connection therewith, we have engaged Brack Advisors LLC (Brack), a company owned by Richard A. Biele, one of our directors to assist in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions. We have agreed to pay Brack $50 thousand in 2016 for these services. However, there can be no assurance that we will enter into any such transaction, and if so, on terms favorable to us.

 

In December 2014, we repurchased 6,678,358 shares of our common stock (representing 78% of our then issued and outstanding shares of common stock) in a tender offer (the Tender Offer) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.1 million, or $2.41 per share. Shares not purchased in the Tender Offer because of proration or conditional tenders were returned to the tendering stockholders. Shares having an aggregate purchase price of more than approximately $16.1 million were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. There were 1,883,639 shares of our common stock outstanding after the Tender Offer. During the third quarter of 2015, our board of directors (Board) approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand in shares of our common stock. In connection therewith, we repurchased 139,070 shares of our common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of our common stock were outstanding.

 

In December 2015, our Board approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

At March 31, 2016, we had approximately $0.9 million in cash and cash equivalents. Our annual cash operating expenses are estimated to be approximately $0.4 million in 2016 while we review our strategic options. Accordingly, we believe that we have sufficient funds to sustain operations for at least the next two years.

 

In 2015, management services were provided under an agreement with Nano-Cap Advisors LLC (Nano and Nano 2015 Agreement) in which Ailon Z. Grushkin, Chairman of our Board, President and Chief Executive Officer is the sole shareholder. Under the arrangement, which was approved by our Board, we agreed to pay Nano $90 thousand in 2015 to provide management services and office space. During the first quarter of 2016, we entered into an agreement with Nano (Nano 2016 Agreement), under which Nano will continue to provide such services in 2016 for a fee of $70 thousand.

 

 

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We are not legally prohibited from pursuing other business strategies pursuant to our certificate of incorporation, as amended, or any other corporate document. We will promptly notify stockholders of any modifications to our stated business plan. Our operations have been limited to purchasing, stockpiling, lending or leasing the metal indium. Recently, we sold our entire indium stockpile. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the merger or acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company, which would require approval of our Board and will require stockholder approval.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation for financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. For a description of our significant accounting policies, see Notes to Financial Statements – Note 2 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies. Of these policies, the following are considered critical to an understanding of the Company’s Financial Statements as they require the application of the most difficult, subjective and complex judgments: (1) Use of Estimates, (2) Common Stock Purchase Contracts, (3) Share-Based Payment Arrangements, and (4) Income Taxes. Management will base its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2016-09”), which provides for simplification of certain aspects of employee share-based payment accounting including income taxes, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, accounting for forfeitures and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2017 and will be applied either prospectively, retrospectively or using a modified retrospective transition approach depending on the area covered in this update. We are currently in the process of assessing the impact of ASU 2016-09 on our financial statements and disclosures.

 

The FASB recently issued ASU “Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) Liquidation Basis of Accounting” (ASU 2013-07) that requires an entity to prepare its financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting when liquidation is imminent, as defined in ASU 2013-7. ASU 2013-7’s objective is to eliminate diverse practices by providing guidance about when and how to apply the model. The guidance applies to all entities except for investment companies regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Since there is no imminent plan to liquidate the Company, this ASU does not apply.

 

On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “ Revenue from Contracts with Customers ”, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. In August 2015, with the issuance of ASU 2015-14, the FASB amended the effective date of this ASU to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted only for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is evaluating strategic options and, subsequent to December 31, 2014, has no revenue stream. We will evaluate the effect that ASU 2014-09 has on our financial statements and related disclosures and select a transition method when and if we have future revenues.

 

 

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Results of Operations

 

The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are as follows:

 

   For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2016   2015 
         
Operating costs:          
   Operating expenses - related party fees  $17,500   $22,500 
   Other general and administrative expenses   89,882    86,515 
Total operating costs   107,382    109,015 
           
Operating loss   (107,382)   (109,015)
           
Other income:          
   Interest income   215    2,074 
Net loss  $(107,167)  $(106,941)
           
Net Loss Per Share          
   Basic and diluted  $(0.06)  $(0.06)
           
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding          
   Basic  and diluted   1,744,569    1,883,639 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

 

The Company had no sales in the first quarter of both 2016 and 2015.

 

 For the three months ended March 31, 2016, total operating expenses were approximately $107 thousand. For the comparable three-month period in 2015, total operating costs were approximately $109 thousand, representing a 2% decrease.  The decrease was due principally to lower manager fees, offset in part by higher consulting fees in the first quarter of 2016. As we explore strategic initiatives, we expect that our annual cash operating expenses will approximate $.4 million in 2016. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, other income decreased approximately $2 thousand when compared to the first quarter in 2015 due to the fact there were less cash equivalents in the 2016 period.

 

We recorded no income taxes during the first quarter of 2016 and 2015 due to our operating losses.

 

During both of the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, we incurred a net loss of $107 thousand (or $(0.06) per basic and diluted share). The basic weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding was 1,744,539 in the first quarter of 2016 compared to 1,883,639 in the first quarter of 2015. The decrease in the basic weighted average shares in 2016 was due to the repurchase of shares of common stock in 2015.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Since our inception and through March 31, 2016, we have incurred accumulated deficits of approximately $6.3 million of which approximately $2.4 million was due to a non-cash preferential dividend to Class A Common Stockholders in 2011. At March 31, 2016, we have working capital of approximately $823 thousand. This represents a decrease of approximately $107 thousand from the working capital of approximately $930 thousand at December 31, 2015. The decrease in working capital was primarily due to the net loss in the first quarter of 2016.

 

As of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, we have cash and cash equivalents of approximately $894 thousand and $960 thousand, respectively. The decrease of approximately $66 thousand was due primarily to operating expenses in the first quarter of 2016. We believe that the cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2016 should be sufficient to pay our operating expenses for at least the next two years, which we currently estimate to be approximately $0.4 million annually.

 

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Although we do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business over the next year, we may need to raise additional capital if we encounter unforeseen costs or if cash is needed for any corporate initiatives. Although, currently we are not a party to any agreement or letter of intent with respect to potential investments in, or acquisitions of businesses, we may enter into these types of arrangements in the future, which could also require us to seek additional equity or debt financing. Additional funds may not be available on terms favorable to us or at all. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the merger or acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. There can be no assurances that we will enter into any such transactions, and if so, on terms favorable to us.

 

Discussion of Cash Flows

 

The Company’s cash flow activity was as follows:

 

   For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2016   2015 
         
Net cash used in operating activities  $(65,926)  $(127,377)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  $(65,926)  $(127,377)

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

The net cash used in operating activities of approximately $66 thousand in the first three months of 2016, principally represented cash used for operating expenses. In the first three months of 2015, cash used in operating activities was approximately $127 thousand. The 2016 change is primarily due to changes in current assets and current liabilities in the 2016 period.

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

No cash was provided by or used in investing activities in the first three months of 2016 and 2015.

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

No cash was provided by or used in financing activities in the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

Off-Balance-Sheet Transactions

 

We are not party to any off-balance-sheet transactions.

 

Contractual Commitments

 

 We are committed to pay Nano, a related party, $70 thousand in 2016 under the 2016 Nano Agreement, for services performed by our chief executive officer. Further, we are committed to pay Brack, a related party, $50 thousand during 2016.

 

Item 3.  Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company and, therefore, we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and our President, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well-designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, as ours are designed to do, and management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

 

As of March 31, 2016, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in enabling us to record, process, summarize and report information required to be included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission within the required time period.

 

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Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2016 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

Item 1A.Risk Factors.

 

We are a smaller reporting company and, therefore, we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3.Defaults upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.Other Information.

 

On May 12, 2016, the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors granted to its chairman, president and chief executive officer, its chief financial officer, Richard Biele, a director, and Fred Arena, a director, options to acquire 150,000, 30,000, 100,000 and 10,000 shares of common stock of the Company, respectively. All such options were fully vested on the date of grant, have a term of five years, and have an exercise price of $0.24 per share, the market value on the date of grant.

 

Item 6.Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Document
     
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
32.1*   Certification pursuant to Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. §1350).
     
32.2*   Certification pursuant to Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. §1350).
     
101.ins   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.xsd   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.cal   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document

 

101.def   XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.lab   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
     
101.pre   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    SMG Indium Resources Ltd.
    (Registrant)
     
May 13, 2016   /s/    Ailon Z.Grushkin
Date   Ailon Z. Grushkin
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
May 13, 2016   /s/   Mary E. Paetzold
Date   Mary E. Paetzold
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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