10-Q 1 bmix-20200630_10q.htm 10-Q
 
 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020

 

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

  

For the transition period from ____________ to ____________

 

Commission File Number 000-55191

 

Brazil Minerals, Inc.

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   39-2078861
(State or other jurisdiction of   (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

Rua Vereador João Alves Praes, nº 95-A

Olhos D'Água, MG 39398-000, Brazil

 (Address of principal executive offices)

 

(833) 661-7900

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes   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.

 

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.  

 

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

 

Title of each class Ticker symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock BMIX

Pink Open Market, a marketplace of

OTC Markets Group

 

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

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

 

As of August 12, 2020, the registrant had 1,409,321,701 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 
 
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION    
       
Item 1. Financial Statements.   F-1
       
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2020 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2019   F-1
       
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited)   F-2
       
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited)   F-3
       
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (Unaudited)   F-4
       
  Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)   F-5
       
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.   1
       
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.   4
       
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.   4
       
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION    
       
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.   5
       
Item 1A. Risk Factors.   5
       
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.   5
       
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.   5
       
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.   5
       
Item 5. Other Information.   5
       
Item 6. Exhibits.   6
       
Signatures   7

 

 
 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019

 

   June 30,  December 31,
   2020  2019
    (Unaudited)      
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $327,358   $151,088 
Accounts receivable   19,158    —   
Taxes recoverable   16,821    22,853 
Inventory   11,081    15,054 
Deposits and advances   983    4,782 
Total current assets   375,401    193,777 
Property and equipment, net   106,064    172,802 
Intangible assets, net   386,789    509,862 
Equity investments   150,000    150,000 
Total assets  $1,018,254   $1,026,441 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $653,888   $638,364 
Convertible notes payable, net of debt discounts totaling $12,000 and $153,000, respectively   938,470    824,614 
Loans payable   235,308    209,128 
Related party notes and other payables, net of debt discounts totaling $0 and $96,270, respectively   684,731    482,250 
Total current liabilities   2,512,397    2,154,356 
Other noncurrent liabilities   148,296    192,729 
Total liabilities   2,660,693    2,347,085 
           
Stockholders' deficit:          
Series A preferred stock, $0.001 par value. 10,000,000 shares authorized; 1 share issued and outstanding issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   1    1 
Common stock, $0.001 par value. 1,550,000,000 shares authorized; 1,387,463,317 and 1,132,435,380 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   1,387,463    1,132,435 
Additional paid-in capital   47,774,143    47,724,570 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (772,084)   (580,957)
Accumulated deficit   (51,881,696)   (51,043,408)
Total Brazil Minerals, Inc. stockholders' deficit   (3,492,173)   (2,767,359)
Non-controlling interest   1,849,734    1,446,715 
Total stockholders' deficit   (1,642,439)   (1,320,644)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit   1,018,254   $1,026,441 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 F-1

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30,
   2020  2019  2020  2019
             
Revenue  $8,936   $5,172   $11,566   $9,965 
Cost of revenue   30,664    52,041    59,897    95,278 
Gross margin   (21,728)   (46,869)   (48,331)   (85,313)
Operating expenses:                    
Professional fees   28,225    68,644    74,295    101,566 
General and administrative   110,873    89,391    268,276    197,096 
Compensation and related costs   102,329    113,905    163,298    174,710 
Stock based compensation   26,934    53,587    48,234    107,174 
Total operating expenses   268,361    325,527    554,103    580,546 
Loss from operations   (290,089)   (372,396)   (602,434)   (665,859)
Other expense (income):                    
Interest on promissory notes   125,879    41,612    178,293    76,465 
Amortization of debt discounts and other fees   —      176,815    151,339    296,521 
Extinguishment of debt   —      68,015    —      68,015 
Other expense (income)   (638)   —      75,540    —   
Total other expense (income)   125,241    286,442    405,172    441,001 
Net loss   (415,330)   (658,838)   (1,007,606)   (1,106,860)
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   (99,660)   (44,311)   (169,318)   (87,882)
Net loss attributable to Brazil Minerals, Inc. stockholders  $(315,670)  $(614,527)  $(838,288)  $(1,018,978)
                     
Basic and diluted loss per share                    
Net loss per share attributable to Brazil Minerals, Inc. common stockholders  $—     $—     $—     $—   
                     
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:                    
Basic and diluted   1,107,338,095    719,632,306    1,073,824,015    556,308,452 
                     
Comprehensive loss:                    
Net loss  $(415,330)  $(658,838)  $(1,007,606)  $(1,106,860)
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (27,486)   9,139    (191,127)   6,605 
Comprehensive loss   (442,816)   (649,699)   (1,198,733)   (1,100,255)
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (99,660)   (44,311)   (169,318)   (87,882)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Brazil Minerals, Inc. stockholders  $(343,156)  $(605,388)  $(1,029,415)  $(1,012,373)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 F-2

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

 

   Series A Preferred Stock  Common Stock 

Additional

Paid-in

 

Accumulated Other

Comprehensive

  Accumulated  Noncontrolling 

Total Stockholders'

Equity

   Shares  Value  Shares  Value  Capital  Loss  Deficit  Interests  (Deficit)
                            
Balance, March 31, 2019   1   $1    460,518,411   $460,518   $46,787,061   $(568,639)  $(49,585,782)  $1,420,729   $(1,486,112)
                                              
Issuance of common stock in connection with sales made under private offerings   —      —      223,584,906    223,585    (111,085)   —      —      —      112,500 
Conversion of convertible debenture(s) and other indebtedness into common stock   —      —      181,909,995    181,910    (117,710)   —      —      —      64,200 
Issuance of common stock options in lieu of cash for extinguishment of convertible notes with related party   —      —      —      —      270,254    —      —      —      270,254 
Recognition of beneficial conversion features related to convertible debentures   —      —      —      —      323,355    —      —      —      323,355 
Stock based compensation   —      —      —      —      53,587    —      —      —      53,587 
Change in foreign currency translation   —      —      —      —      —      9,139    —      —      9,139 
Sale of Jupiter Gold common stock in connection with equity offerings   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      7,224    7,224 
Issuance of common stock purchase warrants in connection with sales of Jupiter Gold common stock   —      —      —      —      2,776    —      —      —      2,776 
Net income (loss)   —      —      —      —      —      —      (614,527)   (44,311)   (658,838)
                                              
Balance, June 30, 2019   1   $1    866,013,312   $866,013   $47,208,238   $(559,500)  $(50,200,309)  $1,383,642   $(1,301,915)
                                              
     Series A Preferred Stock      Common Stock     

 Additional

Paid-in

    

 Accumulated Other

Comprehensive

     Accumulated      Noncontrolling     

 Total Stockholders'

Equity

 
    Shares    Value    Shares    Value    Capital    Loss    Deficit    Interests    (Deficit) 
                                              
Balance, March 31, 2020   1   $1    1,030,599,388   $1,030,599   $47,854,444   $(744,598)  $(51,566,026)  $1,833,807   $(1,591,773)
                                              
Issuance of common stock in connection with sales made under private offerings   —      —      290,000,000    290,000    (70,000)   —      —      —      220,000 
Conversion of convertible debenture(s) and other indebtedness into common stock   —      —      66,863,929    66,864    (37,235)   —      —      —      29,629 
Stock based compensation   —      —      —      —      26,934    —      —      —      26,934 
Change in foreign currency translation   —      —      —      —      —      (27,486)   —      15,587    (11,899)
Sale of Jupiter Gold common stock in connection with equity offerings   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      100,000    100,000 
Net income (loss)   —      —      —      —      —      —      (315,670)   (99,660)   (415,330)
                                              
Balance, June 30, 2020   1   $1    1,387,463,317   $1,387,463   $47,774,143   $(772,084)  $(51,881,696)  $1,849,734   $(1,642,439)
                      
   Series A Preferred Stock  Common Stock  Additional
Paid-in
  Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
  Accumulated  Noncontrolling  Total Stockholders' Equity
   Shares  Value  Shares  Value  Capital  Loss  Deficit  Interests  (Deficit)
                            
Balance, December 31, 2018   1   $1    332,260,644   $332,260   $46,771,464   $(566,105)  $(49,181,331)  $1,369,081   $(1,274,630)
                                              
Issuance of common stock in connection with sales made under private offerings   —      —      223,584,906    223,585    (111,085)   —      —      —      112,500 
Conversion of convertible debenture(s) and other indebtedness into common stock   —      —      310,167,762    310,168    (185,481)   —      —      —      124,687 
Issuance of common stock options in lieu of cash for extinguishment of convertible notes with related party   —      —      —      —      270,254    —      —      —      270,254 
Recognition of beneficial conversion features related to convertible debentures   —      —      —      —      323,355    —      —      —      323,355 
Stock based compensation   —      —      —      —      107,174    —      —      —      107,174 
Change in foreign currency translation   —      —      —      —      —      6,605    —      —      6,605 
Sale of Jupiter Gold common stock in connection with equity offerings   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      102,443    102,443 
Issuance of common stock purchase warrants in connection with sales of Jupiter Gold common stock   —      —      —      —      32,557    —      —      —      32,557 
Net income (loss)   —      —      —      —      —      —      (1,018,978)   (87,882)   (1,106,860)
                                              
Balance, June 30, 2019   1   $1    866,013,312   $866,013   $47,208,238   $(559,500)  $(50,200,309)  $1,383,642   $(1,301,915)
                                              
    Series A Preferred Stock    Common Stock    

Additional

Paid-in

    

Accumulated Other

Comprehensive
    Accumulated    Noncontrolling    Total Stockholders' Equity 
    Shares    Value    Shares    Value    Capital    Loss    Deficit    Interests    (Deficit) 
                                              
Balance, December 31, 2019   1   $1    1,132,435,380   $1,132,435   $47,724,570   $(580,957)  $(51,043,408)  $1,446,715   $(1,320,644)
                                              
Issuance of common stock in connection with sales made under private offerings   —      —      295,000,000    295,000    (75,000)   —      —      —      220,000 
Issuance of common stock in exchange for consulting, professional and other services   —      —      5,666,594    5,667    333    —      —      —      6,000 
Issuance of common stock in connection with share exchange agreement with related party   —      —      53,947,368    53,947    22,979    —      —      —      76,926 
Issuance of common stock to related parties in lieu of cash for loans payable and other accrued obligations   —      —      200,000    200    80    —      —      —      280 
Conversion of convertible debenture(s) and other indebtedness into common stock   —      —      100,213,975    100,214    (47,053)   —      —      —      53,161 
Exchange of common stock for Jupiter Gold common stock   —      —      (200,000,000)   (200,000)   100,000    —      —      100,000    —   
Recognition of beneficial conversion features related to Stock based compensation   —      —      —      —      48,234    —      —      —      48,234 
Change in foreign currency translation   —      —      —      —      —      (191,127)   —      72,337    (118,790)
Sale of Jupiter Gold common stock in connection with equity offerings   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      400,000    400,000 
Net income (loss)   —      —      —      —      —      —      (838,288)   (169,318)   (1,007,606)
                                              
Balance, June 30, 2020   1   $1    1,387,463,317   $1,387,463   $47,774,143   $(772,084)  $(51,881,696)  $1,849,734   $(1,642,439)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 F-3

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

 

   Six Months Ended June 30,
   2020  2019
       
Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations:          
Net loss  $(1,007,606)  $(1,106,860)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:          
Stock based compensation and services   54,234    107,174 
Amortization of debt discounts   237,270    296,521 
Common stock issued in satisfaction of other financing costs   —      5,450 
Convertible debt issued in satisfaction of other financing costs   14,264    —   
Loss on share exchange agreement with related party   76,926    —   
Loss on extinguishment of debt   —      68,015 
Depreciation and amortization   25,122    37,041 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (32,099)   242 
Deposits and advances   2,860    (1,323)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   61,633    98,264 
Accrued salary due to officer   99,393    115,500 
Other noncurrent liabilities   7,252    5,653 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (460,751)   (374,323)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchase of fixed assets   (788)   (78)
Increase in intangible assets   (12,350)   —   
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (13,138)   (78)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Loans from (repayments to) officer   (40,670)   (16,706)
Net proceeds from sale of common stock   220,000    112,500 
Proceeds from sale of subsidiary common stock to noncontrolling interests   400,000    135,000 
Proceeds from loans payable   26,180    150,280 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   605,510    381,074 
           
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents   44,649    497 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   176,270    7,170 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   151,088    2,374 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $327,358   $9,544 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Cash paid for interest  $—     $—   
Cash paid for income taxes  $—     $—   
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Related party convertible note payable exchanged for stock options  $—     $202,240 
Shares issued in connection with conversion of debt and accrued interest  $53,160   $124,686 
Shares issued in connection with relief of related party payable  $280   $—   
Conversion of related party payables into convertible notes payable  $—     $323,355 
Discount for beneficial conversion features on convertible notes  $—     $323,355 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 F-4

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Organization and Description of Business

 

Brazil Minerals, Inc. ("Brazil Minerals" or the "Company") was incorporated as Flux Technologies, Corp. under the laws of the State of Nevada, U.S. on December 15, 2011. The Company changed its management and business on December 18, 2012, to focus on mineral exploration. Brazil Minerals, through subsidiaries, owns mineral rights in Brazil for gold, diamonds, lithium, rare earths, titanium, iron, nickel, and sand.

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial statements and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and are expressed in United States dollars. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all the adjustments necessary (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) to present the financial position of the Company as of June 30, 2020, and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future period. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and related notes thereto included in Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 14, 2020.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its 99.99% owned subsidiary, BMIX Participações Ltda. ("BMIXP"), which includes the accounts of BMIXP's wholly-owned subsidiary, Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. ("MDB").

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014, BMIXP acquired an initial 25% interest in RST Recursos Minerais Ltda. ("RST"), and during the first quarter of 2015, it acquired an additional 25% interest in RST, thus bringing its total ownership of RST to 50%. As of March 18, 2015, RST has been consolidated within the Company's financial statements.

 

On April 17, 2015, BMIXP incorporated Hercules Resources Corporation ("HRC"). On May 27, 2015, HRC formalized title to 99.99% of Hercules Brasil Comercio e Transportes Ltda. ("Hercules Brasil"). Thus, Hercules Brasil is a wholly-owned subsidiary and has been consolidated within the Company's consolidated financial statements.

 

On July 27, 2016, upon approval by its Board of Directors, the Company sold a 99.99% equity interest in Mineração Jupiter Ltda to Jupiter Gold Corporation ("Jupiter Gold"), a newly created company, in exchange for 4,000,000 shares of the common stock of Jupiter Gold. On December 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") declared effective a Registration Statement filed by JGC for the sale of shares in a public offering in the U.S. As of June 30, 2020, the Company has ownership of approximately 10.9% of the equity of Jupiter Gold. The Company has concluded that Jupiter Gold and its subsidiary Mineração Jupiter are variable interest entities (“VIE”) in accordance with applicable accounting standards and guidance. As such, the accounts and results of Jupiter Gold and Mineração Jupiter have been included in the Company's consolidated financial statements.

 

All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

 F-5

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingencies at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

 

Going Concern

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has limited working capital, has incurred losses in each of the past two years, and has not yet received material revenues from sales of products or services. These factors create substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company follows the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure. Fair value is defined as the exit price, or the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date. The guidance also establishes a hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are inputs market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability and are developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of our Company. Unobservable inputs are inputs that reflect our Company's assumptions about the factors market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability. The guidance establishes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1. Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;

 

Level 2. Inputs, other than the quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and

 

Level 3. Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The Company's financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, taxes receivable, prepaid expenses, deposits and other assets, accounts payable, accrued expenses and convertible notes payable. The carrying amount of these financial instruments approximates fair value due to either length of maturity or interest rates that approximate prevailing market rates unless otherwise disclosed in these consolidated financial statements.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. These reclassifications had no impact on net earnings (loss) or and financial position.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect and that may impact its financial statements and does not believe that there are any other new pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations except as noted below: 

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (“Topic 740”), which enhances and simplifies various aspects of the income tax accounting guidance, including requirements such as tax basis step-up in goodwill obtained in a transaction that is not a business combination, ownership changes in investments, and interim-period accounting for enacted changes in tax law. The amendment will be effective for public companies with fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020; early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the impact of this amendment on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-02, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326) and Leases (Topic 842) - Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 119 and Update to SEC Section on Effective Date Related to Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which amends the effective date of the original pronouncement for smaller reporting companies. ASU 2016-13 and its amendments will be effective for the Company for interim and annual periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company believes the adoption will modify the way the Company analyzes financial instruments, but it does not anticipate a material impact on results of operations. The Company is in the process of determining the effects adoption will have on its consolidated financial statements.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – COMPOSITION OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL STATEMENT ITEMS

 

Property and Equipment

 

The following table sets forth the components of the Company's property and equipment at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

   June 30, 2020  December 31, 2019
   Cost  Accumulated Depreciation  Net Book
Value
  Cost  Accumulated Depreciation  Net Book
Value
Capital assets subject to depreciation:                              
Computers and office equipment  $2,737   $(544)  $2,193   $2,144   $(739)  $1,405 
Machinery and equipment   332,987    (245,971)   87,016    435,659    (298,845)   136,814 
Vehicles   120,917    (104,062)   16,855    164,275    (129,692)   34,583 
Total fixed assets  $456,641   $(350,577)  $106,064   $602,078   $(429,276)  $172,802 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded depreciation expense of $25,122 and $37,041, respectively.

 

Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets consist of mining rights are not amortized as the mining rights are perpetual. The carrying value was $386,789 and $509,862 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

Equity Investments without Readily Determinable Fair Values

 

On October 2, 2017, the Company entered into an exchange agreement whereby it issued 25,000,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for 500,000 shares of Ares Resources Corporation, a related party. The shares were recorded at $150,000, or $0.006 per share. The shares were valued based upon the lowest market price of the Company's common stock on the date the agreement.

 

Under ASC 321-10, Investments – Equity Securities, the Company elected to use a measurement alternative for its equity investment that does not have a readily determinable fair value. As such, the Company measured its investment at cost, less any impairment, plus or minus any changes resulting from observable price changes in orderly transactions for an identical or similar investment of the same issuer.

 

The Company has recognized the cost of its investment in Ares, which is a private company with no readily determinable fair value, at its cost of $150,000 and accounts for the investment as an equity investment without a readily determinable fair value. The Company owns less than 5% of the total shares outstanding of Ares Resources Corporation.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

 

   June 30, 2020  December 31, 2019
Accounts payable and other accruals  $91,095   $141,916 
Accrued interest   562,793    496,448 
Total  $653,888   $638,364 

 

NOTE 3 – CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE

 

The following tables set forth the components of the Company’s convertible debentures as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

   June 30,
2020
  December 31, 2019
Convertible notes payable – fixed conversion price  $244,000    244,000 
Convertible notes payable – variable conversion price   706,470    733,614 
Less: loan discounts   (12,000)   (153,000)
Total convertible notes, net  $938,470   $824,614 

 

The following table sets forth a summary of change in our convertible notes payable for the six months ended June 30, 2020:

 

   June 30,
2020
Beginning balance  $824,614 
Amortization of debt discounts associated with convertible debt   141,000 
Conversion of convertible note principal into common stock   (41,408)
Increase in principal amounts outstanding due to lender adjustments per terms of the note agreements   14,264 
Total convertible notes, net  $938,470 

 

Convertible Notes Payable - Fixed Conversion Price

 

On January 7, 2014, the Company issued to a family trust a senior secured convertible promissory note in the principal amount, and received gross proceeds, of $244,000 and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 488,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $62.50 per share through December 26, 2018. The Company received gross proceeds of $244,000 for the sale of such securities. The outstanding principal of the note bears interest at the rate of 12% per annum. The note is convertible at the option of the holder into common stock of the Company at a conversion rate of one share for each $50.00 of principal and interest converted. As of June 30, 2020, all warrants issued in connection with this note had expired.

 

The outstanding principal on the note was payable on March 31, 2015, which as of the date of these financial statements is past due and in technical default. The Company is in negotiations with the note holder to satisfy, amend the terms or otherwise resolve the obligation in default. No demand for payment has been made. As a result of the default, the interest rate on the note increased to 30% per annum. Interest was payable on September 30, 2014 and on the maturity date. As of June 30, 2020, the Company has accrued interest payable totaling $420,609 in connection with this note.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Convertible Notes Payable - Variable Conversion Price

 

At various times to fund operations, the Company issues convertible notes payable in which the conversion features are variable. In addition, some of these convertible notes payable have on issuance discounts and other fees withheld.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company issued to one noteholder, in various transactions, $242,144 in convertible promissory notes with fixed floors and received an aggregate of $232,344 in proceeds. The convertible promissory notes each bear interest at 8.0% per annum and mature one year from issuance ranging from July to December 2017. After six months from issuance, each convertible promissory note is convertible at the option of the holder at a 50% discount to the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock over the previous 20 days. In addition, each note's conversion rate has a floor of $0.0001. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $241,852 were recorded and are being amortized over the life of the notes. As of June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal balance on these notes total $157,250, and all discounts were fully amortized.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company issued to one noteholder in various transactions $477,609 in convertible promissory notes with fixed floors and received an aggregate of $454,584 in proceeds. The convertible promissory notes each bear interest at 8.0% per annum and mature one year from issuance ranging from January to August 2018. After six months from issuance, each convertible promissory note is convertible at the option of the holder at a 50% discount to the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock over the previous 20 days. In addition, each note's conversion rate has a floor of $0.0001. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $447,272 were recorded and are being amortized over the life of the notes. As of June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal balance on these notes total $138,000, and all discounts were fully amortized.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued to one noteholder in various transactions $137,306 in convertible promissory notes with fixed floors and received an aggregate of $130,556 in proceeds. The convertible promissory notes each bear interest at 8.0% per annum and mature one year from issuance ranging from August 2018 to April 2019. After six months from issuance, each convertible promissory note is convertible at the option of the holder at a 50% discount to the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock over the previous 20 days. In addition, each note's conversion rate has a floor of $0.0001. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $122,755 were recorded and are being amortized over the life of the notes. As of June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal balance on these notes total $129,220, and all discounts were fully amortized.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued to one noteholder in various transactions $282,000 in convertible promissory notes with fixed floors and received an aggregate of $276,000 in proceeds. The convertible promissory notes each bear interest at 8.0% per annum and mature one year from issuance in July 2020. After six months from issuance, each convertible promissory note is convertible at the option of the holder at a 50% discount to the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock over the previous 20 days. In addition, each note's conversion rate has a floor of $0.0001. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $276,000 and $6,000 for issuance costs were recorded and are being amortized over the life of the notes. As of June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal balance on these notes total $282,000, and the associated unamortized discounts totaled $12,000.

 

While many of these convertible notes are past their original maturity dates, the Company continues to maintain a favorable relationship and work with the lender with regard to financing its working capital needs.

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company has accrued interest payable totaling $126,422 in connection with these variable convertible notes. During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, $141,000 and $8,299 of the discounts were amortized to interest expense, respectively.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company issued 100,213,975 and 181,909,995 shares of common stock upon conversion of $53,160 and $64,200, respectively, in notes payable and accrued interest.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Future Potential Dilution

 

Most of the Company's convertible notes payable contain adjustable conversion terms with significant discounts to market. As of June 30, 2020, the Company's convertible notes are convertible into an aggregate of approximately 1,766,175,000 shares of common stock. Due to the variable conversion prices on some of the Company's convertible notes, the number of common shares issuable is dependent upon the traded price of the Company's common stock.

 

NOTE 4 – LOANS PAYABLE

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had $235,308 in principal outstanding from bridge loans. The loans payable bear interest at 8.0% per annum and are payable upon demand. As of June 30, 2020, the Company has accrued interest payable totaling $15,763 in connection with these loans payable.

 

NOTE 5 – OTHER NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

 

Other noncurrent liabilities are comprised solely of social contributions and other employee-related costs at our operating subsidiaries located in Brazil. The Company has been funding these amounts upon the termination of a worker or employee. The balance of these employee related costs as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 amounted to $148,296 and $192,729, respectively.

 

NOTE 6 – STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

Authorized and Amendments

 

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had 1,200,000,000 common shares authorized with a par value of $0.001 per share.

 

Series A Preferred Stock

 

On December 18, 2012, the Company filed with the Nevada Secretary of State a Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ("Series A Stock") to designate one share of a new series of preferred stock. The Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock provides that for so long as Series A Stock is issued and outstanding, the holders of Series A Stock shall vote together as a single class with the holders of the Company's Common Stock, with the holders of Series A Stock being entitled to 51% of the total votes on all such matters regardless of the actual number of shares of Series A Stock then outstanding, and the holders of Common Stock are entitled to their proportional share of the remaining 49% of the total votes based on their respective voting power.

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 Transactions

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company received $220,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of 290,000,000 shares of its common stock to accredited investors. Additionally, the Company issued 5,000,000 shares of common stock to an accredited investor pursuant to a subscription agreement dated April 18, 2018 for which the funds were received in a prior period.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued 5,666,594 shares of common stock to non-employees for services rendered. Additionally, the Company issued 100,213,975 shares of common stock upon conversion of $53,161 in convertible notes payable and accrued interest.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company exchanged 200,000,000 shares of common stock returned by an accredited investor for 150,000 shares of Jupiter Gold’s common stock held as an investment by the Company. The Company used the quoted fair value of each entity’s common stock on the dates of exchange to determine the exchange ratio.

 

See Note 8 – Related Party Transactions for additional disclosures of common stock issuances.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 Transactions

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company received $130,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of units consisting of common stock of its subsidiary, Jupiter Gold Corporation, and warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock to accredited investors. In aggregate, the securities the Company sold were 104,000 shares of Jupiter Gold Corporation and two-year warrants to purchase a total of 52,000,000 shares of Brazil Minerals at $0.0012 per share.

 

Additionally, the Company received $112,500 in gross proceeds from the sale of 223,584,906 shares of its common stock to accredited investors.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued 310,167,762 shares of common stock upon conversion of $124,687 in convertible notes payable and accrued interest, respectively.

 

Common Stock Options

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 19,885,500 shares of common stock to non-management directors. The options were valued at $25,000 in total. The options were valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following average assumptions: our stock price on the date of the grant which ranged between $0.0011 and $0.0013, expected dividend yield of 0.0%, historical volatility calculated between 219.72% and 221.07%, risk-free interest rate between 0.29% and 0.38%, and an expected term of 5 years.

 

NOTE 7 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Operating Leases

 

The Company leases offices in Pasadena, California, U.S., and in the municipality of Olhos D'Agua, Brazil. Such costs are immaterial to the consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 8 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

The following tables set forth the components of the Company’s related party payables as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

   June 30,
2020
  December 31, 2019
Salary, retirement contributions and advances payable to related party  $117,988   $11,777 
           
Convertible notes payable to related party  $566,743   $566,743 
Less: loan discounts   —      (96,270)
Total convertible notes payable to related party, net  $566,743   $470,473 
           
Total related party payables  $684,731   $482,250 

 

 F-11

BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Effective June 30, 2018, the Company issued a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $445,628 to its Chief Executive Officer against a portion of these unpaid compensatory balances. The note bears no interest and is payable on demand. The note is convertible at the option of the holder at the lower of (i) the average of the five lowest bid prices of the Company's common stock over the previous 20 trading days or (ii) the lowest price per share at which the Company sold its common stock in a transaction with a person who is not a manager, officer, or director of the Company during the period from the date hereof until the giving of notice of the election to convert or the lowest price per share at which a noteholder who is not a manager, officer, or director of the Company converted any debt of the Company into shares of the Company during the period from the date hereof until the giving of notice of the election to convert. The note's conversion rate has a floor of $0.0001. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $445,628 were recorded and are being amortized over a one-year period consistent with the maturity dates of convertible notes issued to third party holders. As of June 30, 2020, all discounts were fully amortized.

 

On April 7, 2019, the Company’s board of directors approved the issuance of a convertible note in the principal amount of $261,631 to its Chief Executive Officer against a portion of these unpaid compensatory balances. The note bears interest at an annual rate of 6.0% and is payable on demand. The note is convertible at the option of the holder at the lower of (i) $0.00045 or (ii) the lowest price per share at which a noteholder who is not a manager, officer, or director of the Company converted any debt of the Company into common stock of the Company during the period from the date hereof until the giving of notice of the election to convert. Total debt discounts related to the beneficial conversion features of $261,631 were recorded and are being amortized over a one-year period consistent with the maturity dates of convertible notes issued to third party holders. As of June 30, 2020, all debt discounts related to this note were fully amortized.

 

On March 11, 2020, the Company issued 200,000 shares of its common stock with a fair value of $280, or $0.0014 per share, to its Chief Executive Officer in lieu of cash for loans payable and other accrued obligations.

 

Jupiter Gold Corporation

 

On February 12, 2020, the Company sold 900,000 shares of Jupiter Gold common stock that it held as an investment, 180,500 warrants to purchase up to 180,500 shares of Jupiter Gold common stock at $0.60 per share, and 50,000,000 warrants to purchase up to 50,000,000 shares of Brazil Minerals common stock at $0.0015 per share for gross proceeds of $250,000 to an accredited investor.

 

On February 14, 2020, the Company loaned $225,000 to Jupiter Gold in the form of a convertible promissory note. The note bears interest at 6.0% per annum and matures on December 31, 2023. As an inducement to enter into the transaction, the Company received 67,000 warrants to purchase up to 67,000 shares of Jupiter Gold common stock at a price of $0.60 per share. After any time after issuance, the note is convertible at the option of the holder at a rate of one share of Jupiter Gold common stock for each $0.60 of loan principal. On February 15, 2020, the Company converted the promissory note in return for 375,000 shares of Jupiter Gold common stock.

 

Investment in Ares Resources Corporation's Common Stock

 

On October 2, 2017, the Company entered into an exchange agreement whereby it issued 25,000,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for 500,000 shares of Ares Resources Corporation. Our chief executive officer also serves as an officer of Ares Resources Corporation, thus making it a related party under common ownership and control. The shares were recorded at $150,000, or $0.006 per share. The shares were valued based upon the lowest market price of the Company's common stock on the date the agreement.

 

On March 11, 2020, the Company issued 53,947,368 shares of common stock to Lancaster Brazil Fund pursuant to an addendum to the share exchange agreement dated September 28, 2018. The Company recorded a loss on exchange of equity with a related party of $76,926 representing the fair value of the additional shares of common stock issued.

 

As of June 30, 2020, no change in the value of the Ares common stock was recorded as the recorded value still approximated fair value.

 

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BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9 – RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

COVID-19

 

In light of the SEC's Division of Corporate Finance Disclosure Guidance Topic Number 9, dated March 25, 2020, on the impact of COVID-19, the Company notes the following as of August 19, 2020:

 

  · The Company has not had any reports of COVID-19 among its workforce;

 

  · The Company has been able to continue local operations of the Company in Brazil as they are located in a rural area currently unaffected by any lockdown restrictions implemented elsewhere in Brazil;

 

  · Travel between the U.S. and Brazil has essentially ceased; this is mitigated by the use of live streaming video and other methods as needed;

 

  · Some exploratory research of some of the Company’s projects have been delayed as certain municipalities in Brazil have unilaterally restricted the entry of outside persons; these actions are being legally challenged by branches of the state administration and the Company is monitoring all new developments;

 

  · The Company has postponed any expenses which are not critical to it at the moment.

 

Currency Risk

 

The Company operates primarily in Brazil which exposes it to currency risks. The Company’s business activities may generate intercompany receivables or payables that are in a currency other than the functional currency of the entity. Changes in exchange rates from the time the activity occurs to the time payments are made may result in the Company receiving either more or less in local currency than the local currency equivalent at the time of the original activity.

 

The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements are denominated in U.S. dollars. Accordingly, changes in exchange rates between the applicable foreign currency and the U.S. dollar affect the translation of each foreign subsidiary’s financial results into U.S. dollars for purposes of reporting in the consolidated financial statements. The Company’s foreign subsidiaries translate their financial results from the local currency into U.S. dollars in the following manner: (a) income statement accounts are translated at average exchange rates for the period; (b) balance sheet asset and liability accounts are translated at end of period exchange rates; and (c) equity accounts are translated at historical exchange rates. Translation in this manner affects the shareholders’ equity account referred to as the foreign currency translation adjustment account. This account exists only in the foreign subsidiaries’ U.S. dollar balance sheets and is necessary to keep the foreign subsidiaries’ balance sheets in agreement.

 

NOTE 10 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

In accordance with FASB ASC 855-10 Subsequent Events, the Company has analyzed its operations subsequent to June 30, 2020 to the date these consolidated financial statements were issued, and has determined that it does not have any material subsequent events to disclose in these consolidated financial statements, except for the following:

 

On July 16, 2020, the number of authorized shares of common stock of the Company was increased to 1,550,000,000.

 

On August, 10, 2020, Jupiter Gold’s common stock moved up from OTCPink and began trading on OTCQB.

 

 F-13

Item 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and the notes to those financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Report.

 

This Quarterly Report contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements for Brazil Minerals, Inc. reflect current expectations, as of the date of this Quarterly Report, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Factors that could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements include: unprofitable efforts resulting not only from the failure to discover mineral deposits but also from finding mineral deposits that, though present, are insufficient in quantity and quality to return a profit from production; market fluctuations; government regulations, including regulations relating to royalties, allowable production, importing and exporting of minerals, and environmental protection; competition; the loss of services of key personnel; unusual or infrequent weather phenomena, sabotage, government or other interference in the maintenance or provision of infrastructure as well as general economic conditions.

 

Description of Business

 

Brazil Minerals, Inc. with its subsidiaries ("Brazil Minerals", the "Company", "we", "us", or "our") has two components to its business model: (1) growing a portfolio of mineral rights in a wide spectrum of strategic and sought-after minerals, from which equity holdings and/or royalty interests may develop, and (2) mining certain specific areas for gold, diamonds, and sand.

 

We currently own mineral rights in Brazil for lithium, rare earths, titanium, cobalt, iron, manganese, nickel, gold, diamonds, precious gems, and industrial sand. Our first equity holdings from our exploration project generation strategy is Jupiter Gold Corporation ("Jupiter Gold", OTC: JUPGF).

 

Our mineral properties are listed in the following table and summarized below.

 

Primary Mineral  Other Minerals  Location
(state in Brazil)
  Total Area
(acres)
  Status
Diamonds, Gold  Sand (industrial)  Minas Gerais   28,794   Mining (selected areas), Pre-Mining & Research Exploration
Lithium  Aquamarine, Beryl, Tourmaline, Granite, Feldspar  Minas Gerais   17,487   Research Exploration
Rare Earths     Goiás, Tocantins   11,001   Research Exploration
Nickel  Cobalt, Copper  Goiás   4,991   Research Exploration
Titanium     Minas Gerais   21,253   Research Planning
Iron     Minas Gerais   4,484   Research Planning

  

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The projects owned by Jupiter Gold are summarized in the table below.

 

Jupiter Gold
Project Name
  Minerals  Location
(state in Brazil)
  Total Area
(acres)
  Status
Alpha  Gold  Minas Gerais   28,167   Research Exploration
Brotas  Gold, Palladium, Platinum  Bahia   9,578   Research Exploration
Paracatu  Gold  Minas Gerais   733   Research Exploration
Apuí  Gold  Amazonas   69,330   Research Exploration
Serrita  Gold  Pernambuco   13,731   Research Exploration
Crixás  Gold  Goiás   3,068   Research Exploration
Cavalcante  Gold  Goiás   4,771   Research Exploration
Alta Floresta  Gold  Mato Grosso   24,610   Research Exploration
Diamantina  Iron, Manganese  Minas Gerais   233   Research Exploration

 

Results of Operations

 

The Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $8,936, compared to revenue of $5,172 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 representing an increase of 72.8%. We anticipate that revenues will begin to increase with the licensing of new high-quality areas for production in future periods.

 

Cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $30,664, as compared to cost of goods sold of $52,041 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 41.1%. Cost of goods sold is primarily comprised of labor, fuel, and repairs and maintenance on our mining equipment. The decrease is explained by reduced costs resulting from more efficient mining activities and the risks and uncertainties surrounding COVID-19.

 

Gross loss for the three months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $21,728, compared to gross loss of $46,869 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 53.6%.

 

Operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $268,361, compared to operating expenses of $325,527 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 17.6%. The decrease was mostly due to lower levels of professional fees and stock-based compensation.

 

Other expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $125,879, compared to other expenses of $286,442 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 56.3%. The decrease was primarily the result of lower amortization of debt discounts.

 

As a result, we incurred a net loss attributable to our stockholders of $315,670, or $0.00 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to a net loss attributable to our stockholders of $614,527, or $0.00 per share, during the three months ended June 30, 2019.

 

The Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Cost of goods sold for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $59,897, as compared to cost of goods sold of $95,278 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 37.1%. Cost of goods sold is primarily comprised of labor, fuel, and repairs and maintenance on our mining equipment. The decrease is explained by reduced costs resulting from more efficient mining activities and the risks and uncertainties surrounding COVID-19.

 

Gross loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $48,331, compared to gross loss of $85,313 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 43.4%.

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Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $554,103, compared to operating expenses of $580,546 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 17.6%. The decrease was mostly due to lower levels of professional fees and stock-based compensation.

 

Other expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $405,172, compared to other expenses of $441,001 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing a decrease of 8.1%. The decrease was primarily the result of lower amortization of debt discounts. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded a $76,178 loss due to a fair market value adjustment provision included in a share exchange agreement with a related party.

 

As a result, we incurred a net loss attributable to our stockholders of $838,288, or $0.00 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to a net loss attributable to our stockholders of $1,018,978, or $0.00 per share, during the six months ended June 30, 2019.

  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of $327,358 and a working capital deficit of $2,136,996.

 

Net cash used in operating activities totaled $460,751 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to net cash used of $374,323 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing an increase in cash used of $86,428 or 23.1%. Net cash used in investing activities totaled $13,138 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to net cash used of $78 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing an increase in cash used of $13,060. Net cash provided by financing activities totaled $605,510 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $381,074 during the six months ended June 30, 2019 representing an increase in cash provided of $224,436 or 58.9%.

 

We have limited working capital, have historically incurred net operating losses, and have not yet received material revenues from the sale of products or services. These factors create substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Our primary sources of liquidity have been derived through proceeds from the (i) issuance of debt and (ii) sales of our equity and the equity of one of our subsidiaries. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our capability to generate cash flows from operations and successfully raise new capital through debt issuances and sales of our equity. We believe that we will be successful in the execution of our initiatives, but there can be no assurance. We have no plans for any significant cash acquisitions in the foreseeable future.

 

Currency Risk

 

We operate primarily in Brazil which exposes us to currency risks. Our business activities may generate intercompany receivables or payables that are in a currency other than the functional currency of the entity. Changes in exchange rates from the time the activity occurs to the time payments are made may result in it receiving either more or less in local currency than the local currency equivalent at the time of the original activity.

 

Our condensed consolidated financial statements are denominated in U.S. dollars. Accordingly, changes in exchange rates between the applicable foreign currency and the U.S. dollar affect the translation of each foreign subsidiary’s financial results into U.S. dollars for purposes of reporting in the consolidated financial statements. Our foreign subsidiaries translate their financial results from the local currency into U.S. dollars in the following manner: (a) income statement accounts are translated at average exchange rates for the period; (b) balance sheet asset and liability accounts are translated at end of period exchange rates; and (c) equity accounts are translated at historical exchange rates. Translation in this manner affects the shareholders’ equity account referred to as the foreign currency translation adjustment account. This account exists only in the foreign subsidiaries’ U.S. dollar balance sheets and is necessary to keep the foreign subsidiaries’ balance sheets in agreement.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We currently have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents, loans to a related party, accrued expenses, and an amount due to a director. The carrying amount of these financial instruments approximates fair value due either to length of maturity or interest rates that approximate prevailing market rates unless otherwise disclosed in our financial statements. If our estimate of the fair value is incorrect at June 30, 2020, it could negatively affect our financial position and liquidity and could result in our having understated our net loss.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 of the financial statements. We have reviewed all recent accounting pronouncements issued to the date of the issuance of these financial statements, and we do not believe any of these pronouncements will have a material impact on us.

 

Item 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K (§ 229.305(e)), the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item as it is a "smaller reporting company," as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1).

 

Item 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the design, operation, and effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act as of June 30, 2020. On the basis of that evaluation, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission"), and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure were effective.

 

(b) Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f). Our internal control system is designed to provide reasonable assurance to management and to our Board of Directors regarding the preparation and fair presentation of published financial statements. Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on his evaluation under the framework in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (2013), he concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of June 30, 2020.

   

(c) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred in the second quarter of 2020 that materially affected, or would be reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

(d)  Limitations of the Effectiveness of Internal Controls

 

The effectiveness of the Company's system of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting is subject to certain limitations, including the exercise of judgment in designing, implementing and evaluating the control system, the assumptions used in identifying the likelihood of future events, and the inability to eliminate fraud and misconduct completely. As a result, there can be no assurance that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting will detect all errors or fraud. However, the Company's control systems have been designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives, and the Company's Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer have concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting are effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

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PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None

 

Item 1A.   RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes in the risk factors applicable to us from those identified in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2020.

 

Item 2.   UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we received from four investors an aggregate of $200,000 in gross proceeds from the sale by Brazil Minerals, Inc. of its common stock.

 

All of the above securities were issued in accordance with an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act by virtue of being offered without employing any means of general solicitation and issued to purchasers which represented to us that they are accredited investors and that they were acquiring the securities for investment and could bear the economic risk of the investment. All proceeds of the above described transactions were for use in the normal course of business of the Company.

 

Item 3.   DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None

 

Item 4.   MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

None

 

Item 5.   OTHER INFORMATION

 

None

 

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Item 6.   EXHIBITS

 

(a) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number 

   Description
     
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
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

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned there unto duly authorized.

 

  BRAZIL MINERALS, INC.  
       
Date: August 19, 2020 By: /s/ Marc Fogassa  
    Marc Fogassa  
    Chief Executive Officer  

 

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