10-Q 1 f10q0619_uppercutbrands.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019

 

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

 

Commission File Number: 000-54872

 

UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   27-3046338
(State of incorporation)   (IRS Employer ID Number)

 

1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 3A

Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(718) 400-9031

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

  Point Capital, Inc.   
  (Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)  

 

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark 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 registration was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

  Large accelerated filer  ☐  Accelerated filer
  Non-accelerated filer ☒   Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

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

 

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

 

As of August 13, 2019, 23,467,540 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, were outstanding.

  

 

 

 

 

 

UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

FORM 10-Q

June 30, 2019

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION    
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2019 (unaudited) and December 31, 2018 1
  Condensed Statements of Operations (unaudited) – For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 2
  Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited) – For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) - For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 4
  Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited) 5
Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 14
Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 24
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures 24
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION    
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 25
Item 1A. Risk Factors 25
Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 25
Item 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities 25
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 25
Item 5.   Other Information 25
Item 6.   Exhibits 25

   

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2019   2018 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $76,971   $336,679 
Equity investments, at fair value (cost of $32,118 and $45,336 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively)   149,970    215,528 
Equity investments, at cost   12,766    12,766 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   39,417    34,031 
Inventory   26,973    26,973 
           
Total Current Assets   306,097    625,977 
           
OTHER ASSETS:          
Note receivable, net   200,000    200,000 
Intangible asset   29,440    29,440 
           
Total Other Assets   229,440    229,440 
           
Total Assets  $535,537   $855,417 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $27,516   $25,631 
Insurance finance loan   5,076    22,344 
           
Total Current Liabilities   32,592    47,975 
           
Redeemable Series A, Convertible Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares shares designated; 4,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 ($100 per share redemption value)   400,000    400,000 
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized   -    - 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 23,467,540 and 23,417,450 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   2,347    2,342 
Additional paid-in capital   2,108,842    2,047,610 
Accumulated deficit   (2,008,244)   (1,642,510)
           
Total Stockholders’ Equity   102,945    407,442 
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $535,537   $855,417 

 

See accompanying unaudited notes to condensed financial statements.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30,   June 30, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
                 
REVENUES  $-   $-   $-   $- 
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES:                    
Compensation expense   86,237    40,000    116,237    85,000 
Professional fees   78,119    18,520    206,221    94,720 
Insurance expense   8,173    8,800    16,347    17,598 
Bad debt recovery   (1,500)   -    (5,500)   (5,000)
General and administrative expenses   18,845    8,788    31,134    18,645 
                     
Total operating expenses   189,874    76,108    364,439    210,963 
                     
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (189,874)   (76,108)   (364,439)   (210,963)
                     
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                    
Interest income   3,043    18    6,046    26 
Interest expense   (316)   -    (770)   - 
Net realized gain on equity investments (non-controlled/non-affiliated investments)   45,768    287,222    45,768    521,473 
Net unrealized loss on equity investments (non-controlled/non-affiliated investments)   (100,832)   (527,046)   (52,339)   (608,901)
                     
Total other income (expense)   (52,337)   (239,806)   (1,295)   (87,402)
                     
NET LOSS  $(242,211)  $(315,914)  $(365,734)  $(298,365)
                     
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE:                    
Basic  $(0.01)  $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.01)
Diluted  $(0.01)  $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.01)
                     
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:                    
Basic   23,442,815    50,082,441    23,430,385    50,082,441 
Diluted   23,442,815    50,082,441    23,430,385    50,082,441 

 

See accompanying unaudited notes to condensed financial statements.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(Unaudited)

 

               Accumulated   Accumulated Undistributed Net    Unrealized         
           Additional   Net   Realized   Appreciation       Total 
   Common Stock   Paid In   Investment   Gain (Loss)   (Depreciation)   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Loss   On Investments   on Investments   Deficit   Equity 
                                 
Balance, December 31, 2018   23,417,540   $2,342   $2,047,610   $        -   $        -   $         -   $(1,642,510)  $407,442 
                                         
Common stock issued for services   25,000    2    8,748    -    -    -    -    8,750 
                                         
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    -    (123,523)   (123,523)
                                         
Balance, March 31, 2019   23,442,540    2,344    2,056,358    -    -    -    (1,766,033)   292,669 
                                         
Common stock issued for services   25,000    3    8,747    -    -    -    -    8,750 
                                         
Accretion of stock options for services   -    -    43,737    -    -    -    -    43,737 
                                          
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    -    (242,211)   (242,211)
                                         
Balance, June 30, 2019   23,467,540   $2,347   $2,108,842   $-   $-   $-   $(2,008,244)  $102,945 

 

               Accumulated   Accumulated Undistributed Net    Unrealized         
           Additional   Net   Realized   Appreciation       Total 
   Common Stock   Paid In   Investment   Gain (Loss)   (Depreciation)   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Loss   On Investments   on Investments   Deficit   Equity 
                                 
Balance, December 31, 2017   50,082,441   $5,009   $1,871,080   $(470,388)  $(651,530)  $448,871   $         -   $1,203,042 
                                         
Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations   -    -    -    (134,847)   234,251    (81,855)   -    17,549 
                                         
Balance, March 31, 2018   50,082,441    5,009    1,871,080    (605,235)   (417,279)   367,016    -    1,220,591 
                                         
Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations   -    -    -    (76,090)   287,222    (527,046)   -    (315,914)
                                         
Balance, June 30, 2018   50,082,441   $5,009   $1,871,080   $(681,325)  $(130,057)  $(160,030)  $-   $904,677 

 

See accompanying unaudited notes to condensed financial statements.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30, 
   2019   2018 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net loss  $(365,734)  $(298,365)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities          
Stock-based compensation   61,237    - 
Net realized gain on equity investments   (45,768)   (521,473)
Net unrealized (gain) loss on equity investments   52,339    608,901 
Proceeds from sale of equity investments   -    679,676 
Bad debt recovery   -    (5,000)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:          
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets   (5,386)   11,098 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,885    6,780 
           
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (301,427)   481,617 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from sale of equity investments   58,987      
           
NET CASH PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES   58,987    - 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Repayment of insurance finance loan   (17,268)   - 
           
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES   (17,268)   - 
           
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:   (259,708)   481,617 
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - beginning of period   336,679    294,591 
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - end of period  $76,971   $776,208 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $-   $- 
Income taxes  $-   $- 

 

See accompanying unaudited notes to condensed financial statements.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS

 

Uppercut Brands, Inc. (formerly Point Capital, Inc.) (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of New York on July 13, 2010. On January 24, 2013, the Company changed its state of incorporation from New York to Delaware. On September 29, 2018, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with Blind Faith Concepts Holdings, Inc. a Nevada corporation (the “Seller”) whereby the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of the assets of “NFID” from the Seller. The Company plans to develop NFID as an exclusive brand of apparel consisting initially of sweatshirts, hoodies, pants, t-shirts, and hats.

 

On October 4, 2013, the Company filed a Form N-54A and elected to become a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In addition, the Company previously elected to be treated for federal income tax purpose as a regulated investment company, or (“RIC”), under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or (the “Code”). At March 31, 2017, the Company determined that it failed the RIC diversification test since one of the Company’s investments accounted for approximately 78% of the Company’s total assets. The Company did not cure its failure to retain its status as a RIC and the Company will not seek to obtain RIC status again. Accordingly, the Company is subject to income taxes at corporate tax rates.

 

Through September 29, 2018, the Company met the definition of an investment company in accordance with the guidance under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946 “Financial Services – Investment Companies”. On September 29, 2018, the Company filed Form N-54C, Notification of Withdrawal of election to be Subject to Section 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, whereas the Company has changed the nature of its business so as to cease to be a business development company (See Note 2 – Basis of Presentation). As a BDC, the Company’s investment activities were managed by Eric Weisblum, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

On May 21, 2019, the Company amended its articles of incorporation with the State of Delaware to change the Company’s name to Uppercut Brands, Inc.

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of presentation and principles of consolidation

 

Effective September 29, 2018, following authorization by its shareholders, the Company withdrew its previous election to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the 1940 Act. Prior to such time, the Company was a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that had elected to be treated as a BDC under the 1940 Act.

 

The Company discontinued applying the guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 946 - Financial Services – Investment Company and shall account for the change in its status prospectively by accounting for its equity investments in accordance with ASC Topics 320 - Investments—Debt and Equity Securities as of the date of the change in status. Additionally, the presentation of the financial statements will be that of a commercial company rather than that of an investment company.

 

In accordance with ASC 946, the Company is making this change to it financial reporting prospectively, and not restating periods prior to the Company’s change in status to a non-investment company effective September 29, 2018. Accordingly, in this report, the Company refers to both accounting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) applicable to corporations (Corporation Accounting), which applies commencing September 29, 2018 and to that applicable to investment companies under the 1940 Act (Investment Company Accounting) which applies to prior periods. However, pursuant to ASC 205 – Presentation of Financial Statements, Section 205-10-50-1, “Changes Affecting Comparability”, certain amounts in the 2018 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2019 presentation. These reclassifications primarily effect the presentation of revenues and expenses in the statements of operations. The schedules of investments are not presented for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The Company determined that there is no cumulative effect of the change from Investment Company Accounting to Corporation Accounting on periods prior to those presented and that there is no effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations as a result of this change.

 

In order to maintain its status as a non-investment company, the Company will now operate so as to fall outside the definition of an “investment company” or within an applicable exception. The Company expects to continue to operate outside the definition of an “investment company” as a company primarily engaged in the business of developing and selling apparel products.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

All adjustments (consisting of normal recurring items) necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of June 30, 2019, and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 have been included. The results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. The accounting policies and procedures employed in the preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements have been derived from the audited financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which are contained in the Company’s Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 4, 2019.

 

Going Concern

 

These unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements, the Company had a net loss and cash used in operations of $365,734 and $301,427 for the six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively.  Additionally, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $2,008,244 at June 30, 2019 and has not generated any revenues under its new business plan. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive, or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. The Company is seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund its operations in the future. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future to fund its business plan, management expects that the Company will need to curtail its operations. These unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the unaudited condensed financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from estimates. Significant estimates during the six months ended June 30, 2019 include the collectability of notes receivable, the valuation of the Company’s equity investments, amortization period and valuation of intangibles, the estimates for obsolete inventory, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-term assets, valuation allowances for deferred tax assets and the fair value of shares issued services.  

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less when acquired to be cash equivalents. The Company places its cash with high credit quality financial institutions. The Company’s accounts at these institutions are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000 or by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) up to $250,000. During 2019 and 2018, the Company had cash balances exceeding the FDIC and SIPC insurance limit on interest bearing accounts. To reduce its risk associated with the failure of such financial institutions, the Company evaluates at least annually the rating of the financial institutions in which it holds deposits. At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $0 and $86,700, respectively, of cash in excess of FDIC limits.

 

Notes Receivable

 

The Company recognizes an allowance for losses on notes receivable in an amount equal to the estimated probable losses net of recoveries. The allowance is based on an analysis of historical bad debt experience, current note receivable aging, and expected future write-offs, as well as an assessment of specific identifiable accounts considered at risk or uncollectible. The expense associated with the allowance for doubtful accounts is recognized as general and administrative expense.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Inventory

 

Inventory, consisting of finished goods, are stated at the lower of cost and net realizable value utilizing the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. A reserve is established when management determines that certain inventories may not be saleable. If inventory costs exceed expected net realizable value due to obsolescence or quantities in excess of expected demand, the Company will record reserves for the difference between the cost and the net realizable value. These reserves shall be recorded based on estimates and included in cost of sales.

  

Securities Transactions

 

Securities transactions are recorded on a trade date basis. Securities transactions outside conventional channels, such as private transactions, are recorded as of the date the Company obtains the right to demand the securities purchased or to collect the proceeds from a sale, and incurs an obligation to pay for securities purchased or to deliver securities sold, respectively. The Company records interest and dividend income on an accrual basis to the extent that the Company expects to collect such amounts. Commissions and other costs associated with transactions involving securities, including legal costs, are included in the cost basis of purchases and deducted from the proceeds of sales.

  

Equity Investments, at Cost

 

Equity investments, at cost of $12,766 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, comprised mainly of non-marketable capital stock and stock warrants, are recorded at cost, as adjusted for other than temporary impairment write-downs and are evaluated for impairment periodically. Prior to September 29, 2018, equity investments, at cost were recorded at fair value, represented as cost, plus or minus unrealized appreciation or depreciation. The fair value of equity investments, at cost that had no ready market were determined in good faith by the Board of Directors, based upon the financial condition and operating performance of the underlying investee companies as well as general market trends for businesses in the same industry.

 

Equity Investments, at Fair Value

 

Through September 29, 2018, on a quarterly basis, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), in good faith, determined the fair value of equity investments, at fair value in the following manner:

 

Equity securities which are listed on a recognized stock exchange are valued at the adjusted closing trade price on the last trading day of the valuation period. For equity securities that carry a restriction inherent to the security, a restriction discount is applied, as appropriate. Investments in warrants are valued at fair value using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Investments in securities which are convertible at a date in the future are valued assuming a full conversion into common shares and valued based on the methodology for equity securities described above, or at the respective investment’s face value, whichever is a better indicator of fair value. Investments in unlisted securities are valued using a market approach net of the appropriate discount for lack of marketability.

 

Investments without a readily determined market value were primarily valued using a market approach, an income approach, or both approaches, as appropriate. The market approach uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities (including a business). The income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts (for example, cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted). The measurement is based on the value indicated by current market expectations about those future amounts. In following these approaches, the types of factors that the Company may take into account in fair value pricing the Company’s investments include, as relevant: available current market data, including relevant and applicable market trading and transaction comparables, applicable market yields and multiples, security covenants, call protection provisions, information rights, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments, its earnings and discounted cash flows, the markets in which the portfolio company does business, comparisons of financial ratios of peer companies that are public, M&A comparables, and enterprise values, among other factors.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Because there is not a readily available market value for some of the investments in its portfolio, the Company valued certain of its portfolio investments at fair value as determined in good faith by the Board, as described herein. Due to the inherent uncertainty of determining the fair value of investments that do not have a readily available market value, the fair value of the Company’s investments may fluctuate from period to period. Additionally, the fair value of the Company’s investments differed significantly from the values that would have been used had a readily available market existed for such investments and may differ materially from the values that the Company may ultimately realize. Further, such investments are generally subject to legal and other restrictions on resale or otherwise are less liquid than publicly traded securities. If the Company was required to liquidate a portfolio investment in a forced or liquidation sale, the Company could realize significantly less than the value at which the Company has recorded it.

 

Subsequent to September 29, 2018, pursuant to ASC 320 – Investments – Debt and Equity Securities, the Company categorizes its equity investments, fair value as an available for sale security since there is an active market in such equity investment. Available for sale securities are carried at fair value with unrealized gains or losses included in income (expense). Realized gains and losses are determined on a specific identification basis and are included in other income (expense). The Company reviews equity investments for impairment whenever circumstances and situations change such that there is an indication that the carrying amounts may not be recovered.

 

Net Realized Gain or Loss and Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation of Equity Investments, at Fair Value

 

Realized gain or loss is recognized when an investment is disposed of and is computed as the difference between the Company’s cost basis and the net proceeds received from such disposition.  Realized gains and losses on investment transactions are determined by specific identification. Net change in unrealized appreciation or depreciation is computed as the difference between the fair value of the investment and the cost basis of such investment, including any reversal of previously recorded unrealized appreciation/depreciation when gains or losses are realized.

   

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company applies Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09 and ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). ASU 2014-09, as amended by subsequent ASUs on the topic, establishes a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the existing revenue recognition guidance. This standard requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services and also requires certain additional disclosures. The Company adopted this standard using the modified retrospective approach, which requires applying the new standard to all existing contracts not yet completed as of the effective date and recording a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the date of adoption. The adoption of ASU 2014-09 did not have any impact on the process for, timing of, and presentation and disclosure of revenue recognition from contracts and there was no cumulative effect adjustment.

 

The Company records interest and dividend income on an accrual basis to the extent that the Company expects to collect such amounts.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation–Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee and director services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee or director is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee and director services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The Company utilizes the Black-Sholes option pricing model and uses the simplified method to determine expected term because of lack of sufficient exercise history.

 

The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09 (“ASU 2016-09”), Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. ASU 2016-09 permits the election of an accounting policy for forfeitures of share-based payment awards, either to recognize forfeitures as they occur or estimate forfeitures over the vesting period of the award. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur and the cumulative impact of this change did not have any effect on the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies several aspects of the accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions by expanding the scope of the stock-based compensation guidance in ASC 718 to include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from non-employees. ASU No. 2018-07 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted, but entities may not adopt prior to adopting the new revenue recognition guidance in ASC 606. The Company adopted ASU No. 2018-07 on January 1, 2019 and there was no cumulative effect of adoption.

 

Upon exercise of the stock options by the holder using the exercise methods delineated in the option contract, the Company issues new shares from its unissued authorized shares.

 

Income Taxes

 

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities arise from temporary differences between the financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities, as measured by the enacted tax rates, which are expected to be in effect when these differences reverse. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are classified as current or non-current, depending upon the classification of the asset or liabilities to which they relate. Deferred tax assets and liabilities not related to an asset or liability are classified as current or non-current depending on the periods in which the temporary differences are expected to reverse. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. 

  

The Company follows the provisions of FASB ASC 740-10, “Uncertainty in Income Taxes”. Certain recognition thresholds must be met before a tax position is recognized in the financial statements. An entity may only recognize or continue to recognize tax positions that meet a “more-likely-than-not” threshold.   The Company does not believe it has any uncertain tax positions as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 that would require either recognition or disclosure in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Net (Loss) Income per Common Share

 

Basic (loss) income per share is computed by dividing net (loss) income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock, common stock equivalents and potentially dilutive securities outstanding during the period using the as-if converted method. Potentially dilutive securities which included convertible preferred shares and stock options are excluded from the computation of diluted shares outstanding if they would have an anti-dilutive impact on the Company’s net losses. The following potentially dilutive shares have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share as their effect would be anti-dilutive for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:

 

   June 30,
2019
   June 30,
2018
 
Convertible preferred stock   2,000,000    2,000,000 
Stock options   300,000    - 

 

New Accounting Pronouncements

  

Accounting standards that have been issued or proposed by FASB that do not require adoption until a future date are not expected to have a material impact on the financial statements upon adoption. The Company does not discuss recent pronouncements that are not anticipated to have an impact on or are unrelated to its financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures.

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 – FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The Company uses the guidance of ASC Topic 820 for fair value measurements which clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1- Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.

 

Level 2- Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3- Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

  

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses, and insurance finance loan approximate their fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.

 

Equity investments, at fair value

 

The Company accounted for certain equity investments at fair value using level 1, level 2 and level 3 valuations. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

   At June 30, 2019   At December 31, 2018 
Description  Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Equity investments, at fair value  $149,970           $215,528         

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments”, allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, equity investments, at fair value consisted of common equity securities of one entity.

 

Equity investments, at fair value are treated as available for sale securities and are carried at fair value with unrealized gains or losses included in income (expense). Realized gains and losses are determined on a specific identification basis and are included in other income (expense). The Company reviews equity investments, at fair value for impairment whenever circumstances and situations change such that there is an indication that the carrying amounts may not be recovered.

 

The following are the Company’s equity investments, at fair value owned by levels within the fair value hierarchy at June 30, 2019: 

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Common Stock  $149,970   $     -   $      -   $149,970 
Total Investments  $149,970   $-   $-   $149,970 

 

The following are the Company’s equity investments, at fair value owned by levels within the fair value hierarchy at December 31, 2018: 

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Common Stock  $215,528   $     -   $      -   $215,528 
Total Investments  $215,528   $-   $-   $215,528 

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, equity investments, at fair value consisted of the following components:

  

  

June 30,

2019

  

December 31,

2018

 
Equity investments, at original cost  $32,118   $45,336 
Gross unrealized appreciation   117,852    170,192 
Equity investments, at fair market value  $149,970   $215,528 

   

Equity investments, at cost

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, equity investments, at cost of $12,766 and $12,766, respectively, comprised mainly of non-marketable capital stock and stock warrants, are recorded at cost, as adjusted for other than temporary impairment write-downs and are evaluated for impairment periodically.

 

NOTE 4 – INVENTORY

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, inventory consisted of leather footwear finished goods amounting to $26,973 and $26,973, respectively.

 

NOTE 5 – NOTES RECEIVABLE

 

On September 28, 2018, the Company and the Seller executed a two year promissory note receivable agreement with a principal balance of $200,000 of which $100,000 was funded to the Seller in September 2018 and the remaining $100,000 was funded in October 2018. The terms of the promissory note include an interest rate of 6% and the Company shall be repaid in interest only payments on a quarterly basis, until the maturity date of September 27, 2020, at which time the full principal and any interest payments will be due to the Company. At the time the promissory note receivable agreement was executed, the Company also executed a Security Interest and Pledge Agreement with the borrower. Pursuant to the Security Interest and Pledge Agreement, the borrower has pledged all of the assets of its company as security for the performance of the note obligations.

 

On November 2, 2018, the Company and Seller entered into a Promissory Note Agreement with a principal balance of $50,000. Pursuant to the Promissory Note, the $50,000 note was a deposit and credit towards the acquisition of the assets of Lust for Life Group such as inventory, trademarks and logos. Pursuant to this promissory note agreement, since the purchase did not close within 30 days from the note date, the note receivable became immediately due. Through the date of default, the outstanding principal balance bore interest at an annual interest rate of 10% payable on a monthly basis. Upon default, the interest rate increased to 18% per annum. As of December 31, 2018, the Company determined that this note receivable was doubtful and accordingly, recorded an allowance for doubtful account and bad debt expense of $50,000.

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, notes receivable, net consisted of the following:

 

  

June 30,

2019

  

December 31,

2018

 
Principal amounts of note receivable  $250,000   $250,000 
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts   (50,000)   (50,000)
Notes receivable, net  $200,000   $200,000 

  

NOTE 6 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, intangible assets consisted of the following:

 

   Useful life  June 30,
2019
   December 31,
2018
 
Trademarks  N/A  $29,440   $29,440 

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 7 – REDEEMABLE SERIES A CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

 

In April 2013, pursuant to a Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Preferred Stock Agreement”), the Company issued 4,000 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) for $400,000. Holders of Preferred Stock vote together with holders of Common Stock on an as-converted basis. Each share of Preferred Stock is currently convertible into 500 shares of common stock at the option of the holder (subject to a 9.99% beneficial ownership limitation) based on a conversion formula (the Stated Value, currently $100, divided by the Conversion Rate, currently $0.20.) The Conversion Rate may be adjusted upon the occurrence of stock dividends or stock splits or subsequent equity sales at a price lower than the current conversion rate. Each share has a $100 liquidation value. The holders of Preferred Stock are entitled to receive dividends on an as-converted basis if paid on Common Stock. 

 

The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is redeemable at the option of the holder upon the occurrence of certain “triggering events.” In case of a triggering event, the holder has the right to redeem each share held for cash (currently $100/share) or impose a dividend rate on all of the outstanding Preferred Stock at 6% per annum thereafter. A triggering event occurs if the Company fails to deliver certificates representing conversion shares, fails to pay the amount due pursuant to a Buy-In, fails to have available a sufficient number of authorized shares, fails to observe any covenant in the Certificate of Designation unless cured within 30 calendar days, shall be party to a Change in Control Transaction, sustains a bankruptcy event, fails to list or quote its common stock for more than 20 trading days in a twelve-month period, sustains any monetary judgment, writ or similar final process filed against the Company for more than $100,000 and such judgment writ or similar final process shall remain unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of 45 calendar days, or fails to comply with the Asset Coverage requirement.

 

Because certain of these “triggering events” are outside the control of the Company, the Preferred Stock is classified within the temporary equity section of the accompanying balance sheets.

  

The Preferred Stock has forced conversion rights where the Company may force the conversion of the Preferred Stock if certain conditions are met. Additionally, the Company may elect to redeem some or all of the outstanding Preferred Stock for the Stated Value (currently $100/share) provided that proper notice is provided to the holders and that a number of conditions (the “Equity Conditions”) have been met.

 

The Company believes the carrying amount reported in the balance sheets for the Preferred Stock of $400,000 approximates the fair market value of such Preferred Stock based on the short-term maturity of these instruments which also equals the redemption value reflected as on the balance sheets.

 

On March 31, 2017, the Board approved the amendment and restatement of the original Certificate of Designation in order to expressly ensure that holders of the Company’s Preferred Stock have the right to elect at least two directors at all times, have complete priority over any other class as to distribution of assets and payments of dividends, and have equal voting rights with every other outstanding voting stock. On May 11, 2017, the Company filed the amendment and restatement with the State of Delaware.

 

NOTE 8 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preferred stock

 

The Company has authorized the issuance of 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value. The Company’s board of directors is authorized at any time, and from time to time, to provide for the issuance of shares of Preferred Stock in one or more series, and to determine the designations, preferences, limitations and relative or other rights of the Preferred Stock or any series thereof. In April 2013, 1,000,000 shares were designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (See Note 7).

 

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UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.

(FORMERLY POINT CAPITAL, INC.)

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Common stock issued for services

 

On January 22, 2019, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with a consultant in connection with the Company’s marketing and branding of its NFID products. The agreement ends on December 31, 2019 and may be cancelled by either party at any time with thirty day’s written notice. For services rendered the Company shall pay the consultant an initial payment of $25,000. Additionally, beginning on April 1, 2019, the Company shall pay the consultant $5,000 per month through December 2019. Additionally, the Company shall issue 100,000 shares of common stock of the Company to the consultant on a quarterly basis in tranches of 25,000 shares per quarter, commencing on March 31, 2019, and continuing on to the last day of each subsequent quarter in the year 2019. These shares were valued on the January 22, 2019 grant date at $35,000, or $0.35 per common share, based on recent common share sales which shall be amortized over the vesting period. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded stock-based professional fees of $8,750 and $17,500, respectively. Through June 30, 2019, the Company issued 50,000 shares of its common stock to the consultant.

 

Stock options

 

Pursuant to a six month employment agreement with the Company’s chief executive officer (the “Executive”) dated April 15, 2019 (the “Effective Date”), the Company agreed to grant to Executive an option (the “Option’’) to purchase up to 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to par value of the Company’s common stock of $0.0001 per share, of which 100,000 vested on April 15, 2019 and 100,000 shall vest on July 15, 2019. Should the Company terminate this employment agreement, the right to purchase shares shall cease as of the date of termination.

 

Pursuant to a six month employment agreement dated April 15, 2019 (the “Effective Date”), the Company agreed that an executive officer of the Company will be granted an option (the “Option’’) to purchase up to 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to par value of the Company’s common stock of $0.0001 per share, of which 50,000 vested on April 15, 2019 and 50,000 shall vest on July 15, 2019. Should the Company terminate this agreement, the right to purchase shares shall cease as of the date of termination.

 

The options were valued at the grant date using a Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions; risk-free interest rate of 2.37%, expected dividend yield of 0%, expected option term of 5 years using the simplified method and expected volatility of 74% based on comparable volatility. The aggregate grant date fair value of these awards amounted to $104,970 as of June 30, 2019.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded $43,737 of compensation expense related these stock options. Total unrecognized compensation expense related to stock options at June 30, 2019 amounted to $61,233. The weighted average period over which remaining stock-based compensation expense related to these options will be recognized is approximately four months.

 

Stock option activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 are summarized as follows:

 

   Number of Options   Weighted Average Exercise Price   Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (Years)   Aggregate Intrinsic Value 
Balance Outstanding December 31, 2018   -    -           
Granted   300,000    0.0001           
Forfeited   -    -           
Balance Outstanding  June 30, 2019   300,000   $0.0001    4.9   $104,970 
Exercisable, June 30, 2019   150,000   $0.0001    4.8   $52,485 

 

NOTE 9 – CONCENTRATIONS AND CREDIT RISKS

 

Financial instruments that subjected the Company to concentrations of market risk consisted principally of equity investments, at fair value, which collectively represented approximately 28.0% and 25.2% of the Company’s total assets at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. These investments are valued in accordance with the Company’s fair value policies and procedures. At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, all of the fair value of the Company’s equity investments, at fair value is concentrated in one entity in the biometric technology industry, which gives rise to a risk of significant loss should the performance or financial condition of this industry or the portfolio company deteriorates.

 

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

 

As used in this Form 10-Q, references to “Uppercut Brands”, “Point Capital”, “Company”, “we”, “our” or “us” refer to Uppercut Brands, Inc. unless the context otherwise indicates.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our condensed financial statements, which are included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q (the “Report”). This Report contains forward-looking statements which relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential”, or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors 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 activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

 

While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

 

Overview

  

Through September 28, 2018, we were a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that had elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).  As a business development company, we were required to comply with certain regulatory requirements.  For instance, we generally had to invest at least 70% of our total assets in “qualifying assets,” including securities of private U.S. companies, cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities and high-quality debt investments that mature in one year or less.

 

On September 29, 2018, we entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with Blind Faith Concepts Holdings, Inc. a Nevada corporation (the “Seller”) whereby we completed the acquisition of 100% of the assets of “NFID” from the Seller which consisted of three trademarks related to the NFID brand, the NFID website, shoe designs and samples, and the assumption of a one-year Brand Ambassador Agreement in exchange for 2,000,000 shares of common capital stock of the Company. NFID is a recently developed unisex footwear brand. We plan on continuing product development to fully launch the product. Our acquisition of the NFID assets gives us access to the growing market for unisex products. 

 

Pursuant to the terms of the APA, the Company agreed to issue 2,000,000 shares of common capital stock of the Company in exchange for 100% of the NFID assets. The shares were valued at $152,235, or $0.08 per share, the fair value of the Company’s common stock based on the fair value of assets acquired. There was no goodwill recorded since the APA was accounting for as an asset purchase.

 

As a result of the APA, the Company has elected to no longer be deemed a “Business Development Company” as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended from time to time (the “Act”). The withdrawal was generally approved by the shareholders of the Company on April 11, 2017, as evidenced on the Definitive Information Statement pursuant to Section 14(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed on June 5, 2017. The Board, under authority granted by the shareholders, approved the withdrawal on September 27, 2018. On September 28, 2018, we filed Form N-54C, officially withdrawing our election to be subject to sections 55 through 65 of the Act, whereas we have changed the nature of our business so as to cease to be a business development company. Accordingly, as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (the “U.S. GAAP”).  

 

We discontinued applying the guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 946 - Financial Services – Investment Company and shall account for the change in our status prospectively by accounting for our equity investments in accordance with ASC Topics 320 - Investments—Debt and Equity Securities as of the date of the change in status. Additionally, the presentation of the financial statements will be that of a commercial company rather than that of an investment company.

 

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In accordance with ASC 946, we are making this change to our financial reporting prospectively, and not restating periods prior to our change in status to a non-investment company effective September 29, 2018, Accordingly, in this report, we may refer to both accounting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) applicable to corporations (Corporation Accounting), which applies commencing September 29, 2018 and to that applicable to investment companies under the 1940 Act (Investment Company Accounting) which applies to prior periods. However, pursuant to ASC 205 – Presentation of Financial Statements, Section 205-10-50-1, “Changes Affecting Comparability”, certain amounts in the 2018 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2019 presentation. These reclassifications primarily effect the presentation of revenues and expenses in the statements of operations. The schedules of investments are not presented for 2018. We determined that there is no cumulative effect of the change from Investment Company Accounting to Corporation Accounting on periods prior to those presented and that there is no effect on our financial position or results of operations as a result of this change.

 

In order to maintain its status as a non-investment company, we will now operate so as to fall outside the definition of an “investment company” or within an applicable exception. We expect to continue to operate outside the definition of an “investment company” as a company primarily engaged in the business of developing and selling footwear and apparel products.

 

Currently, we are not making any new equity investments.

 

We plan to develop NFID as an exclusive brand of clothing consisting initially of sweatshirts, hoodies, pants, t-shirts, and hats. Our clothing brand will feature non-binary work wear-inspired clothing for the revolutionarily-spirited person.

 

Going concern

 

Our condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, we had a net loss and cash used in operations of $365,734 and $301,427 for the six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively. Additionally, we had an accumulated deficit of $2,008,244 at June 30, 2019 and have not generated any revenues under our new business plan. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Management cannot provide assurance that we will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive, or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. We are seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund our operations in the future. If we are unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future to fund our business plan, management expects that we will need to curtail our operations. Our condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Strategy

 

The Company is developing the streetwear apparel brand, NFID, which stands for “No Found Identification.” The streetwear collection is inspired by music, fashion and captures the social consciousness of popular culture. The brand unapologetically celebrates the freedom of choice and expression. Generational political shifts have changed the way younger generations express and interpret gender, particularly in youth subculture and countercultural movements. While today’s youth culture rebellion is gender neutral, there is no single brand providing a uniform for the expression of that rebellion.

 

Branded hooded sweatshirts, shirts, and hats will be the initial product launch while options for footwear are developed. The business model is uses concepts of “Less is More” and utilizes social media and the “Have to Have” market. This is achieved through limited quantities and styles released strategically to generate maximum trending on social media platforms.

 

Our strategy involves developing the NFID brand through a direct to consumer (“DTC”) sales model, fed into by parallel digital marketing strategies, including collaboration with established brands throughout industry categories as well as seeding to celebrities/social media influencer sponsorships and viral product placement.

 

Parallel to this strategy is a series of targeted influencer events rather than mass marketing. These events are individually planned intimate cultural events in New York City which touch on niche themes such as political dissent, free speech, gender expression, cult film screenings, and culinary pop-ups.

 

We are developing plans to create a database of each customer of consumer information of a very loyal cult like following.

 

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Combining the right product with a branding message around unisex, the MeToo Movement, Times Up, and various current issues, the company is investigating possible alignments with a notable charity organization to further leverage is recognition as a socially relevant new brand

 

NFID initial plan and launch is to sell its products using the DTC model while utilizing digital marketing campaigns selected influencers, brand ambassadors, and social media.

 

NFID.com is expected to launch its apparel in the third quarter this year and begin generating revenues.

 

Equity Investments

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, equity investments, at cost of $12,766 and $12,766, respectively, comprised mainly of nonmarketable common stock and stock warrants, are recorded at cost, as adjusted for other than temporary impairment write-downs and are evaluated for impairment periodically.

 

As of June 30, 2019, the fair value of equity investments held by us and available for sale amounted to $149,970, which consisted of one investment, Ipsidy Inc. (“IDTY”), with a fair value of $149,970, or 100% of the total investment portfolio accounted for at fair value.

 

IDTY is an international biometrics and payment processing company with a unique technology platform that provides valuable, secure payment processing for consumers as well as for merchants. At June 30, 2019, we owned 1,514,850 common shares of IDTY with a fair value of $149,970. We plan on selling these shares and using the proceeds from the sale of IDTY for working capital purposes, for NFID product development, or future acquisitions.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table summarizes the results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were based primarily on the comparative unaudited condensed financial statements, footnotes and related information for the periods identified and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes to those statements that are included elsewhere in this report.

 

   For the Three Months   For the Six Months 
   Ended June 30,   Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
Revenues  $-   $-   $-   $- 
Operating expenses   189,874    76,108    364,439    210,963 
Loss from operations   (189,874)   (76,108)   (364,439)   (210,963)
Other expense, net   (52,337)   (239,806)   (1,295)   (87,402)
Net loss  $(242,211)  $(315,914)  $(365,734)  $(298,365)

 

Revenues

 

We did not generate any revenues from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

 

Operating Expenses

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, total operating expenses consisted of the following:

 

   For the Three Months   For the Six Months 
   Ended June 30,   Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
Compensation expense  $86,237   $40,000   $116,237   $85,000 
Professional fees   78,119    18,520    206,221    94,720 
Insurance expense   8,173    8,800    16,347    17,598 
Bad debt recovery   (1,500)   -    (5,500)   (5,000)
General and administrative expenses   18,845    8,788    31,134    18,645 
                     
Total operating expenses  $189,874   $76,108   $364,439   $210,963 

 

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  Compensation expense:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, compensation expense increased by $46,237, or 115.6%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. During the three months ended June 30, 2019, we incurred stock-based compensation expense of $43,737 as compared to $0 during the three months ended June 30, 2018.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, compensation expense increased by $31,237, or 36.7%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. This increase was attributable to an increase in stock-based compensation of $43,737 offset by a decrease in compensation expense of $12,500. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, we incurred stock-based compensation expense of $43,737 as compared to $0 during the six months ended June 30, 2018.

   

  Professional fees:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, professional fees increased by $59,599, or 321.9%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was attributable to an increase in accounting and auditing fees of $2,039, an increase in consulting fee of $50,060, of which $8,750 was stock based compensation, related to marketing and advisory services related to our new NFID clothing product line, and an increase in legal fees of $7,500.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, professional fees increased by $111,501, or 117.7%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was attributable to an increase in accounting and auditing fees of $7,701, an increase in consulting fee of $109,240, of which $17,500 was stock based compensation, related to marketing and advisory services related to our new NFID clothing product line, and a decrease in legal fees of $5,440.

 

  Insurance expense:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, insurance expense decreased by $627, or 7.1%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, insurance expense decreased by $1,251, or 7.1%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

  Bad debt recovery:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we recorded bad debt recovery from the receipt of proceeds of $1,500 and $0 from the collection of a previously written off note receivable deemed uncollectible, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we recorded bad debt recovery from the receipt of proceeds of $5,500 and $5,000 from the collection of a previously written off note receivable deemed uncollectible, respectively.

 

  General and administrative expenses:

 

General and administrative expenses consist of product development expenses, transfer agent fees, filing fees, custodian fees, bank service charges, travel expenses, and other fees and expenses. For the three months ended June 30, 2019, general and administrative expenses increased by $10,057, or 114.4%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018. . For the six months ended June 30, 2019, general and administrative expenses increased by $12,489, or 67.0%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily attributed to an increase in product development expense, travel expenses and other expenses related to our new business operations offset be a decrease in custody fees.

 

Loss from Operations:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, loss from operations amounted to $189,974 and $76,108, respectively, an increase of $113,766, or 149.5%. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, loss from operations amounted to $364,439 and $210,963, respectively, an increase of $153,476, or 72.7%. The increase was primarily a result of the changes in operating expenses discussed above.

 

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Other (Expenses) Income:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, other expenses, net amounted to $52,337 and $239,806, respectively, a decrease of $187,469, or 78.2%. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, other expenses, net amounted to $1,295 and $87,402, respectively, a decrease of $86,107, or 98.5%.

 

  Interest income:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we earned interest income of $3,043 and $18, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we earned interest income of $6,046 and $26, respectively. The increase in interest income was attributable to an increase in income-earning notes receivable.

 

  Net realized gain on investments:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we disposed of certain equity investments recognizing a net realized gain of $45,768 and $287,222, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, we disposed of certain equity investments recognizing a net realized gain of $45,768 and $521,473, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, net realized gain of equity investments was attributed to a gain of $45,768 from the sale of Ipsidy, Inc. During the three months ended June 30, 2018, we recognized a net realized gain of $287,222 which consisted of gains of $348,761 from the sale of Ipsidy, Inc. offset by a realized loss of $61,539 from the expiration of certain warrants. During the six months ended June 30, 2018, we recognized a net realized gain of $521,473 which consisted of realized gains of $615,742 from the sale of Ipsidy, Inc. offset by a realized loss of $32,730 from the sale of our investment in Orbital Tracking Corp. and a realized loss of $61,539 due to the expiration of certain warrants. 

 

  Net change in unrealized loss on investments:

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, we had a cost basis in our equity investment, at fair value of $32,118 and $45,336, respectively, with a fair market value of $149,970 and $215,528, respectively.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, we recognized a net unrealized loss on equity investments of $100,832 as compared to a net unrealized loss on equity investments of $527,046 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $426,214, or 180.9%. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, we recognized a net unrealized loss on equity investments of $52,339 as compared to a net unrealized loss on equity investments of $608,901 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $556,562, or 91.4%. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, we recorded an unrealized (loss) gain on equity investments of $(35,598) and $12,895 attributable to our analysis of the fair value of our investment in Ipsidy, Inc. and we recorded an unrealized loss of $(65,234) and $(65,234) attributable to the reversal of previously recorded unrealized gains upon sales of Ipsidy, respectively. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, we recorded an unrealized (loss) gain on equity investments of $379,361 and $547,563 attributable to our analysis of the fair value of our investment in Ipsidy, Inc. and other equity investments, and we recorded an unrealized loss of $(906,407) and $(1,156,464) attributable to the reversal of previously recorded unrealized gains upon sales of Ipsidy and other equity investments, respectively.

   

Net Loss:

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, net loss amounted to $242,211, or $0.01 per common share (basic and diluted), and $315,914, or $0.01 per common share (basic and diluted), respectively, a decrease of $73,703, or 23.3%. For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, net loss amounted to $365,734, or $0.02 per common share (basic and diluted), and $298,365, or $0.01 per common share (basic and diluted), respectively, an increase of $67,369, or 22.6%. These changes were a result of the changes in operating expenses and other income (expenses) discussed above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Liquidity is the ability of an enterprise to generate adequate amounts of cash to meet its needs for cash requirements. We had a working capital of $273,505 and $76,971 in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2019 and working capital of $578,002 and $336,679 in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2018. 

 

          

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

 
  

June 30,

2019

   December 31,
2018
   Change   Percentage Change 
Working capital:                
Total current assets  $306,097   $625,977   $(319,880)   (51.1)%
Total current liabilities   (32,592)   (47,975)   15,383    32.1%
Working capital:  $273,505   $578,002   $(304,497)   (52.7)%

 

The decrease in working capital was primarily attributable to a decrease in current assets of $319,880 primarily attributable to a decrease in cash of $259,708 and a decrease in equity investments, at fair value of $65,558 offset by a decrease in current liabilities of $15,383.

 

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Cash Flows

 

A summary of cash flow activities is summarized as follows:

 

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2019   2018 
Cash (used in) provided by operating activities  $(301,427)  $481,617 
Cash provided by investing activities   58,987    - 
Cash used in financing activities   (17,268)   - 
Net (decrease) increase in cash  $(259,708)  $481,617 

 

Net Cash (Used in) Provided by Operating Activities:

 

Net cash flow (used in) provided by operating activities was $(301,427) for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $481,617 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, a change of $783,044.

 

  Net cash flow used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 primarily reflected a net loss of $365,734 adjusted for the add-back on non-cash items such as stock-based compensation of $61,237, net realized gain on equity investments of $45,768, and a net unrealized loss on equity investments of $52,339, and changes in operating asset and liabilities consisting of an increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets of $5,386, and an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $1,885.
     
  Net cash flow provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was primarily attributable to the receipt of proceeds from the sale of equity investments of $679,676 offset by cash used for operations of $198,059.

 

Cash Provided by Investing Activities

 

Net cash provided by investing activities was $58,987 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and consisted of proceeds from the sale of equity securities.

 

Cash Used in Financing Activities

 

Net cash used in financing activities was $17,268 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, we repaid $17,268 of an insurance finance loan.

    

Cash Requirements

 

We believe that our existing available cash will not be enough to enable us to meet the working capital requirements for at least 12 months from the date of this filing.

 

Our primary uses of cash have been for salaries, fees paid to third parties for professional services, and general and administrative expenses. The following trends are reasonably likely to result in changes in our liquidity over the near to long term:

 

  An increase in working capital requirements to finance our current business,
     
  An increase in product development and marketing fees related to recently acquired NFID product line;
     
  Addition of administrative and sales personnel as the business grows, and
     
  The cost of being a public company.

 

Since we believe that our existing available cash will not enable us to meet our working capital requirements for at least 12 months from the date of this report, we will need to raise additional funds to for the development and marketing of our recently acquitted NFID product line. If we are unable to raise capital, we may be required to reduce the scope of our product development and marketing activities, which could harm our business plans, financial condition and operating results, cease our operations entirely, in which case, you will lose all of your investment.

 

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Management cannot provide assurance that we will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. We will seek to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund operations, for product development and for marketing in the future. If we are unable to raise capital or secure lending in the near future, management expects that the Company may need to curtail its operations. 

 

Until such time as we generate substantial product revenue to offset operational expenses, we expect to finance our cash needs through a combination of public and private equity offerings and debt financing. We may be unable to raise capital or enter into such other arrangements when needed or on favorable terms or at all. Our failure to raise capital or enter into such other arrangements as and when needed would have a negative impact on our financial condition. We have no agreements or arrangements to raise capital.

  

We currently have no material commitments for any capital expenditures.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

Effective September 29, 2018, following authorization by our shareholders, we withdrew our previous election to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the 1940 Act. Prior to such time, we were a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that had elected to be treated as a BDC under the 1940 Act.

 

As a result of this change in status, commencing September 29, 2018, we shall now report as a corporation for accounting purposes under Regulation S-X.

  

As a result of this change in status, we discontinued applying the guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 946 - Financial Services – Investment Company and shall account for the change in our status prospectively by accounting for our equity investments in accordance with ASC Topics 320 - Investments—Debt and Equity Securities as of the date of the change in status. Additionally, the presentation of the financial statements will be that of a commercial company rather than that of an investment company.

   

In accordance with ASC 946, we are making this change to our financial reporting prospectively, and not restating periods prior to our change in status to a non-investment company effective September 29, 2018, Accordingly, in this report, we may refer to both accounting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) applicable to corporations (Corporation Accounting), which applies commencing September 29, 2018 and to that applicable to investment companies under the 1940 Act (Investment Company Accounting) which applies to prior periods. However, pursuant to ASC 205 – Presentation of Financial Statements, Section 205-10-50-1, “Changes Affecting Comparability”, certain amounts in the 2018 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2019 presentation. These reclassifications primarily effect the presentation of revenues and expenses in the statements of operations. The schedules of investments are not presented for 2018. We determined that there is no cumulative effect of the change from Investment Company Accounting to Corporation Accounting on periods prior to those presented and that there is no effect on our financial position or results of operations as a result of this change.

 

In order to maintain its status as a non-investment company, the Company will now operate so as to fall outside the definition of an “investment company” or within an applicable exception. The Company expects to continue to operate outside the definition of an “investment company” as a company primarily engaged in the business of developing and selling apparel products.

 

The accounting policies and procedures employed in the preparation of these financial statements have been derived from the audited financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which are contained in the Company’s Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 4, 2019.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

We consider all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less and money market accounts to be cash equivalents.

 

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Inventory

 

Inventory, consisting of finished goods, are stated at the lower of cost and net realizable value utilizing the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. A reserve is established when management determines that certain inventories may not be saleable. If inventory costs exceed expected net realizable value due to obsolescence or quantities in excess of expected demand, the Company will record reserves for the difference between the cost and the net realizable value. These reserves shall be recorded based on estimates and included in cost of sales.

 

Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortization, computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives. Intangible assets consist of a brand ambassador agreement which was being amortized over a period of one year and trademarks which are recorded at cost and have an indefinite useful life and are not amortized.

 

Securities Transactions

 

Securities transactions are recorded on a trade date basis. Securities transactions outside conventional channels, such as private transactions, are recorded as of the date the Company obtains the right to demand the securities purchased or to collect the proceeds from a sale and incurs an obligation to pay for securities purchased or to deliver securities sold, respectively. We record interest and dividend income on an accrual basis beginning on the trade settlement date (the date on which a financial transaction is settled and monies from the transaction have occurred) or the ex-dividend date, respectively, to the extent that we expect to collect such amounts. Commissions and other costs associated with transactions involving securities, including legal costs, are included in the cost basis of purchases and deducted from the proceeds of sales.

 

Equity Investments, at Fair Value

 

Through September 29, 2018, on a quarterly basis, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), in good faith, determined the fair value of equity investments, at fair value in the following manner:

 

Equity securities which are listed on a recognized stock exchange are valued at the adjusted closing trade price on the last trading day of the valuation period. For equity securities that carry a restriction inherent to the security, a restriction discount is applied, as appropriate. Investments in warrants are valued at fair value using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Investments in securities which are convertible at a date in the future are valued assuming a full conversion into common shares and valued based on the methodology for equity securities described above, or at the respective investment’s face value, whichever is a better indicator of fair value. Investments in unlisted securities are valued using a market approach net of the appropriate discount for lack of marketability.

 

Investments without a readily determined market value were primarily valued using a market approach, an income approach, or both approaches, as appropriate. The market approach uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities (including a business). The income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts (for example, cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted). The measurement is based on the value indicated by current market expectations about those future amounts. In following these approaches, the types of factors that the Company may take into account in fair value pricing the Company’s investments include, as relevant: available current market data, including relevant and applicable market trading and transaction comparables, applicable market yields and multiples, security covenants, call protection provisions, information rights, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments, its earnings and discounted cash flows, the markets in which the portfolio company does business, comparisons of financial ratios of peer companies that are public, M&A comparables, and enterprise values, among other factors.

 

Because there is not a readily available market value for some of the investments in its portfolio, the Company valued certain of its portfolio investments at fair value as determined in good faith by the Board, as described herein. Due to the inherent uncertainty of determining the fair value of investments that do not have a readily available market value, the fair value of the Company’s investments may fluctuate from period to period. Additionally, the fair value of the Company’s investments differed significantly from the values that would have been used had a readily available market existed for such investments and may differ materially from the values that the Company may ultimately realize. Further, such investments are generally subject to legal and other restrictions on resale or otherwise are less liquid than publicly traded securities. If the Company was required to liquidate a portfolio investment in a forced or liquidation sale, the Company could realize significantly less than the value at which the Company has recorded it.

 

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Subsequent to September 29, 2018, pursuant to ASC 320 – Investments – Debt and Equity Securities, the Company categorizes its equity investments, fair value as an available for sale security since there is an active market in such equity investment. Available for sale securities are carried at fair value with unrealized gains or losses included in income (expense). Realized gains and losses are determined on a specific identification basis and are included in other income (expense). The Company reviews equity investments for impairment whenever circumstances and situations change such that there is an indication that the carrying amounts may not be recovered.

 

Net Realized Gain or Loss and Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation of Equity Investments, at Fair Value

 

Realized gain or loss is recognized when an investment is disposed of and is computed as the difference between the Company’s cost basis and the net proceeds received from such disposition.  Realized gains and losses on investment transactions are determined by specific identification. Net change in unrealized appreciation or depreciation is computed as the difference between the fair value of the investment and the cost basis of such investment, including any reversal of previously recorded unrealized appreciation/depreciation when gains or losses are realized.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements  

 

The Company uses the guidance of ASC Topic 820 for fair value measurements which clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1- Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.

 

Level 2- Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3- Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, prepaid expenses and other current assets, and accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.

   

Equity investments, at fair value

 

The Company accounted for certain equity investments at fair value using level 1, level 2 and level 3 valuations. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

   At June 30, 2019   At December 31, 2018 
Description  Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Equity investments, at fair value  $149,970           $215,528         

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments”, allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

At June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, equity investments, at fair value consisted of common equity securities of one entity.

 

Equity investments, at fair value are treated as available for sale securities and are carried at fair value with unrealized gains or losses included in income (expense). Realized gains and losses are determined on a specific identification basis and are included in other income (expense). The Company reviews equity investments, at fair value for impairment whenever circumstances and situations change such that there is an indication that the carrying amounts may not be recovered.

 

The following are the Company’s equity investments, at fair value owned by levels within the fair value hierarchy at June 30, 2019: 

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Common Stock  $149,970   $       -   $      -   $149,970 
Total Investments  $149,970   $-   $-   $149,970 

 

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Through September 29, 2018, on a quarterly basis, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, in good faith, determined the fair value of investments in the following manner:

 

Equity securities which are listed on a recognized stock exchange are valued at the closing trade price on the last trading day of the valuation period. For equity securities that carry a restriction inherent to the security, a restriction discount is applied, as appropriate. Investments in warrants are valued at fair value using the Black-Scholes option pricing model based on inputs such as stock volatility, risk-free interest rates, holding period and dividend yield. Investments in securities which are convertible at a date in the future are valued assuming a full conversion into common shares and valued based on the methodology for equity securities described above, or at the respective investment’s face value, whichever is a better indicator of fair value. Investments in unlisted securities are valued using a market approach net of the appropriate discount for lack of marketability.

 

Investments without a readily determined market value were primarily valued using a market approach, an income approach, or both approaches, as appropriate. The market approach uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities (including a business). The income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts (for example, cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted). The measurement is based on the value indicated by current market expectations about those future amounts. In following these approaches, the types of factors that we may take into account in fair value pricing our investments include, as relevant: available current market data, including relevant and applicable market trading and transaction comparables, applicable market yields and multiples, security covenants, call protection provisions, information rights, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments, its earnings and discounted cash flows, the markets in which the portfolio company does business, comparisons of financial ratios of peer companies that are public, M&A comparables, and enterprise values, among other factors.

 

Because there is not a readily available market value for some of the investments in its portfolio, we valued substantially all of our portfolio investments at fair value as determined in good faith by our board of directors, as described herein. Due to the inherent uncertainty of determining the fair value of investments that do not have a readily available market value, the fair value of our investments may fluctuate from period to period. Additionally, the fair value of our investments differed significantly from the values that would have been used had a readily available market existed for such investments and may differ materially from the values that we may ultimately realize. Further, such investments are generally subject to legal and other restrictions on resale or otherwise are less liquid than publicly traded securities. If we were required to liquidate a portfolio investment in a forced or liquidation sale, we could realize significantly less than the value at which we have recorded it.

 

Subsequent to September 29, 2018, we categorize our investment in marketable equity instruments as a trading security since there is an active market in such equity investment. Trading securities are carried at fair value with unrealized gains or losses included in income (expense). Realized gains and losses are determined on a specific identification basis and are included in other income (expense). We review equity investments for impairment whenever circumstances and situations change such that there is an indication that the carrying amounts may not be recovered.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company applies Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09 and ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). ASU 2014-09, as amended by subsequent ASUs on the topic, establishes a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the existing revenue recognition guidance. This standard requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services and also requires certain additional disclosures. The Company adopted this standard using the modified retrospective approach, which requires applying the new standard to all existing contracts not yet completed as of the effective date and recording a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the date of adoption. The adoption of ASU 2014-09 did not have any impact on the process for, timing of, and presentation and disclosure of revenue recognition from contracts and there was no cumulative effect adjustment.

 

The Company records interest and dividend income on an accrual basis to the extent that the Company expects to collect such amounts.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation–Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee and director services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee or director is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee and director services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The Company utilizes the Black-Sholes option pricing model and uses the simplified method to determine expected term because of lack of sufficient exercise history.

 

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The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09 (“ASU 2016-09”), Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. ASU 2016-09 permits the election of an accounting policy for forfeitures of share-based payment awards, either to recognize forfeitures as they occur or estimate forfeitures over the vesting period of the award. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur and the cumulative impact of this change did not have any effect on the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies several aspects of the accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions by expanding the scope of the stock-based compensation guidance in ASC 718 to include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from non-employees. ASU No. 2018-07 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted, but entities may not adopt prior to adopting the new revenue recognition guidance in ASC 606. The Company adopted ASU No. 2018-07 on January 1, 2019 and there was no cumulative effect of adoption.

 

Upon exercise of the stock options by the holder using the exercise methods delineated in the option contract, the Company issues new shares from its unissued authorized shares.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

During the normal course of its business, the Company trades various financial instruments and enters into various financial transactions where the risk of potential loss due to market risk, credit risk and other risks can equal or exceed the related amounts recorded. The success of any investment activity is influenced by general economic conditions that may affect the level and volatility of equity prices, interest rates and the extent and timing of investor participation in the markets for both equity and interest rate sensitive investments. Unexpected volatility or illiquidity in the markets in which the Company directly or indirectly holds positions could impair its ability to carry out its business and could cause losses to be incurred.

 

Market risk represents the potential loss that can be caused by increases or decreases in the fair value of investments resulting from market fluctuations.

 

Credit risk represents the potential loss that would occur if counterparties fail to perform pursuant to the terms of their obligations. In addition to its investments, the Company is subject to credit risk to the extent a custodian or broker with whom it conducts business is unable to fulfill contractual obligations.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain “disclosure controls and procedures,” as that term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e), promulgated by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Disclosure controls and procedures include controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management, with the participation of the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that as of June 30, 2019, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

As reported in Item 9A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of that date because of a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting. The ineffectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was due to the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting:  

 

  For periods operating as a BDC, we lacked Investment Act experienced internal staff,
     
  We lack segregation of duties within accounting functions duties as a result of our limited financial resources to support hiring of personnel.
     
  We have not implemented adequate system and manual controls.
     

Until such time as we expand our staff to include additional accounting and executive personnel, it is likely we will continue to report material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. 

 

A material weakness is a deficiency or a combination of control deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2019 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. 

 

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PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION  

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.  

 

There are no pending legal proceedings to which we are a party or in which any of our directors, officers or affiliates, any owner of record or beneficially of more than 5% of any class of voting securities of our company, or security holder is a party adverse to us or has a material interest adverse to us. Our property is not the subject of any pending legal proceedings. 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors  

 

Not applicable.

  

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

 

On January 22, 2019, we entered into a consulting agreement with a consultant in connection with the Company’s marketing and branding of its NFID products. The agreement ends on December 31, 2019 and may be cancelled by either party at any time with thirty day’s written notice. In connection with this consulting agreement, we shall issue 100,000 shares of common stock of the Company to the consultant on a quarterly basis in tranches of 25,000 shares per quarter, commencing on March 31, 2019, and continuing on to the last day of each subsequent quarter in the year 2019. These shares were valued on the January 22, 2019 grant date at $35,000, or $0.35 per common share, based on recent common share sales which shall be amortized over the vesting period. On June 30, 2019, we issued the second tranche of 25,000 shares of our common stock to the consultant.

 

The shares were deemed restricted and were issued pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.  

 

None. 

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.  

 

Not applicable. 

 

Item 5. Other Information.  

 

Not applicable. 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
31.1   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d14(a) Certifications of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer*
     
32.1   Section 1350 Certifications of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer *
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

*      Filed herewith.

 

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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.

 

  UPPERCUT BRANDS, INC.
     
Dated: August 13, 2019 By: /s/ Eric Weisblum
  Name:  Eric Weisblum
  Title:  Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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