Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies
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Sep. 30, 2018
|Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies||
Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies
Basis of presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes include the activity of majority owned subsidiaries of 51% or more. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Recent Accounting Standards
From time to time, the FASB or other standards setting bodies issue new accounting pronouncements. Updates to the FASB ASCs are communicated through issuance of an Accounting Standards Update ("ASU"). Unless otherwise discussed, we believe that the impact of recently issued guidance, whether adopted or to be adopted in the future, is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements upon adoption.
Financial Instruments - As of January 1, 2018, we adopted ASU No. 2016-01, "Financial Instruments Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities" (ASU 2016-01), which requires us to prospectively record changes in the fair value of our equity investments, except for those accounted for under the equity method, in net income instead of in accumulated other comprehensive income. As of January 1, 2018, we recognized a decrease of $34,822 in retained deficit for the cumulative effect of the adoption of ASU 2016-01, with an offset to accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI).
Intangibles - Goodwill and Others Issued in January 2017, ASU 2017-04 simplifies how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment by eliminating Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Step 2 measures a goodwill impairment loss by comparing the implied fair value of a reporting units goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 including interim periods within those periods. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that ASU 2017-04 will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
Lease Accounting - In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-2, Leases (ASU 2016-02) which requires lessees to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for the rights and obligations created by all leases, including operating leases, with terms of more than 12 months. The new guidance also requires additional disclosures on the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. These disclosures include qualitative and quantitative information. The new guidance will be effective for us at the beginning of fiscal year 2019. Early adoption is permitted. We are in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
Revenue Recognition As of January 1, 2018, we adopted ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASU 2014-09). Under the new guidance, an entity will recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers at an amount that the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. Leasing revenue recognition is specifically excluded and therefore the new standard is only applicable to service fee and consulting revenue. A five-step model has been introduced for an entity to apply when recognizing revenue. The new guidance also includes enhanced disclosure requirements. The guidance was effective January 1, 2018 and was applied on a modified retrospective basis. The adoption did not have an impact on our financial statements.
We also adopted the following standards during 2018, none of which had a material impact on our financial statements or financial statement disclosures
The Company has determined that there are two reportable segments: 1) the cannabis and medical marijuana segment, including leasing activities relating to manufacturing equipment, and 2) the Companys legacy investment in WCI which works with business park owners, governmental centers, and apartment complexes to reduce their facility related operating costs.
Use of estimates
The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates, assumptions, and judgements that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of our consolidated financial statements, and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.
Significant estimates relied upon in preparing these consolidated financial statements include revenue recognition, accounts and notes receivable reserves, expected future cash flows used to evaluate the recoverability of long-lived assets, estimated fair values of long-lived assets used to record impairment charges related to goodwill, amortization periods, accrued expenses, and recoverability of the Companys net deferred tax assets and any related valuation allowance.
Although the Company regularly assesses these estimates, actual results could differ materially from these estimates. Changes in estimates are recorded in the period in which they become known. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from managements estimates if past experience or other assumptions do not turn out to be substantially accurate.
Concentrations of cash
The Company maintains its cash and cash equivalents in bank deposit accounts which at times may exceed federally insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts nor does the Company believe it is exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.
Cash and cash equivalents
The Company considers all short-term debt securities purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company had no short-term debt securities as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.
Cash in attorney trust account
The Company had combined balances of $0 and $314,536 in two attorney trust accounts at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. The balances could be withdrawn at the option of the Company and did not bear interest.
Accounts receivable consist of trade accounts arising in the normal course of business and are classified as current assets and carried at original invoice amounts less an estimate for doubtful receivables based on a review of outstanding balances on a monthly basis. The estimate of allowance for doubtful accounts is based on the Company's bad debt experience, market conditions, and aging of accounts receivable, among other factors. If the financial condition of the Company's customers deteriorates resulting in the customer's inability to pay the Company's receivables as they come due, additional allowances for doubtful accounts will be required. At September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company has recorded an allowance for doubtful accounts in the amount of $31,843 and $73,105, respectively.
Investments in securities, at fair value
Investment in securities consist of debt and equity securities reported at fair value. The Company adopted ASU 2016-1 effective January 1, 2018 which requires that any change in fair value is reported in net income. The adoption of the guidance resulted in the recognition of $34,822 of net after-tax unrealized gains on equity investments as a cumulative effect adjustment that decreased our retained deficit as of January 1, 2018 and decreased AOCI by the same amount. The Company elected to report changes in the fair value of equity investment in realized investment gains (losses), net.
The Companys investments in entities where it is a minority owner and does not have the ability to exercise significant influence are recorded at fair value if readily determinable. If the fair market value is not readily determinable, the investment is recorded under the cost-method. Under this method, the Companys share of the earnings or losses of such investee company is not included in the Companys financial statements. The Company reviews the carrying value of its long-term investments for impairment each reporting period.
Convertible notes receivable
The Company had a convertible note receivable from Electrum Partners, LLC (Electrum) under an Addendum to Convertible Note and Purchase Option Agreement (Addendum) dated April 28, 2017. Under the Addendum, the Company invested $100,000 in Electrum by purchase of a second promissory note in principal face amount of $100,000 (Note II) from Electrum, with interest at 10% per annum compounded monthly. Note II required monthly principal and interest payments of $2,290 to the Company beginning June 12, 2017. On May 31, 2018, the Company elected to convert the residual principal and accrued but unpaid interest totaling $86,256 into an equity investment in Electrum at $164 per unit for 526 membership interest units.
The Company has two $25,000 convertible notes receivable from NeuCourt, Inc. that are recorded at the aggregate principal face amount of $50,000 plus accrued interest of $3,488 and $1,565 at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. The notes bear 5% interest with one $25,000 principal face amount note maturing on November 8, 2018 and a second $25,000 principal face amount note maturing on October 25, 2019. No payments are required prior to maturity. Principal and unpaid interest may be converted into a blend of shares of a to-be-created series of Preferred Stock, and Common Stock, of NeuCourt (defined as Conversion Shares) (i) on closing of a future financing round of at least $750,000, (ii) on the election of NeuCourt on maturity of the Note, or (iii) an election of Mentor following NeuCourts election to prepay the Note. The Conversion Price for the Note is the lower of (i) 75% of the price paid in the Next Equity Financing, or the price obtained by dividing a $3,000,000 valuation cap by the fully diluted number of shares. The number of Conversion Shares issued on conversion shall be the quotient obtained by dividing the outstanding principal and unpaid accrued interest on a Note to be converted on the date of conversion by the Conversion Price (the Total Number of Shares), The total Number of Shares shall consist of Preferred Stock and Common Stock as follows: (i) That number of shares of Preferred Stock obtained by dividing (a) the principal amount of each Note and all accrued and unpaid interest thereunder by (b) the price per share paid by other purchasers of Preferred Stock in the Next Equity Financing (such number of shares, the "Number of Preferred Stock") and (ii) that number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Total Number of Shares minus the Number of Preferred Stock.
Using the valuation cap of $3,000,000, the Notes would convert into 259,595 and 242,666 Conversion Shares at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. In the event of a Corporate Transaction prior to repayment or conversion of the Note, the Company shall receive back two times its investment, plus all accrued unpaid interest. NeuCourt is a Delaware corporation that is developing a technology that is expected to be useful in the cannabis space.
Subsequent to September 30, 2018, on October 31, 2018, the Company purchased an additional $50,000 convertible note receivable from NeuCourt, on the same terms as the prior two convertible notes, which convertible note matures October 31, 2020. Additionally, on November 8, 2018, the Company received payment of $27,561.12 from NeuCourt in satisfaction of the $25,000 principal and accrued interest on the November 8, 2016 convertible note receivable which was subsequently cancelled, see Note 26.
Investment in account receivable, net of discount
On April 10, 2015, the Company entered into an exchange agreement whereby the Company received an investment in account receivable with annual installment payments of $117,000 through 2026. The investment is stated at face value, net of unamortized purchase discount. The discount is amortized to interest income over the term of the exchange agreement.
Finance leases receivable
The Company, through its subsidiaries, is the lessor of manufacturing equipment subject to leases under master leasing agreements. The leases contain an element of dealer profit and lessee bargain purchase options at prices substantially below the subject assets estimated residual values at the exercise date for the options. Consequently, the Company classified the leases as sales-type leases (the finance leases) for financial accounting purposes. For such finance leases, the Company reports the discounted present value of (i) future minimum lease payments (including the bargain purchase option, if any) and (ii) any residual value not subject to a bargain purchase option as a finance lease receivable on its balance sheet and accrues interest on the balance of the finance lease receivable based on the interest rate inherent in the applicable lease over the term of the lease. For each finance lease, the Company recognized revenue in an amount equal to the net investment in the lease and cost of sales equal to the net book value of the equipment at inception of the applicable lease.
A finance receivable is considered impaired, based on current information and events, if it is probable that we will be unable to collect all amounts due according to contractual terms. Impaired finance receivables include finance receivables that have been restructured and are troubled debt restructures. There were no impaired finance receivables as of September 30, 2018. There were no finance leases receivable at December 31, 2017.
Credit quality of notes receivable and finance leases receivable and credit loss reserve
As our notes receivable and finance leases receivable are limited in number, our management is able to analyze estimated credit loss reserves based on a detailed analysis of each receivable as opposed to using portfolio-based metrics. Our management does not use a system of assigning internal risk ratings to each of our receivables. Rather, each note receivable and finance lease receivable are analyzed quarterly and categorized as either performing or non-performing based on certain factors including, but not limited to, financial results, satisfying scheduled payments and compliance with financial covenants. A note receivable or finance lease receivable will be categorized as non-performing when a borrower experiences financial difficulty and has failed to make scheduled payments. As part of the monitoring process we may physically inspect the collateral or a borrowers facility and meet with a borrowers management to better understand such borrowers financial performance and its future plans on an as-needed basis.
Property and equipment
Property, equipment and machinery are recorded at cost. Depreciation is computed on the declining balance method over the estimated useful lives of various classes of property ranging from 3 to 7 years.
Expenditures for renewals and betterments are capitalized and maintenance and repairs are charged to expense. Upon retirement or sale, the cost of assets disposed, and the accumulated depreciation is removed from the accounts. The resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to income.
Long-lived assets impairment assessment
In accordance with the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350, we regularly review the carrying value of intangible and other long-lived assets for the existence of facts or circumstances, both internally and externally, that suggest impairment. The carrying value and ultimate realization of these assets is dependent upon our estimates of future earnings and benefits that we expect to generate from their use. If our expectations of future results and cash flows are significantly diminished, intangible assets and other long-lived assets may be impaired and the resulting charge to operations may be material. When we determine that the carrying value of intangibles or other long-lived assets may not be recoverable based upon the existence of one or more indicators of impairment, we use the projected undiscounted cash flow method to determine whether an impairment exists, and then measure the impairment using discounted cash flows.
Goodwill of $1,324,142 was derived from consolidating WCI effective January 1, 2014, and $102,040 of goodwill resulted from the 2005 acquisition of a 50% interest in WCI. The Company accounts for its Goodwill in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification 350, Intangibles Goodwill and Other, which requires the Company to test goodwill for impairment annually or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable, rather than amortize. Goodwill impairment tests consist of a comparison of each reporting units fair value with its carrying value. Impairment exists when the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds the implied fair value for each reporting unit. To estimate the fair value, management used valuation techniques which included the discounted value of estimated future cash flows. The evaluation of impairment requires the Company to make assumptions about future cash flows over the life of the asset being evaluated. These assumptions require significant judgment and are subject to change as future events and circumstances change. Actual results may differ from assumed and estimated amounts. Management determined that no impairment write-downs were required as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.
The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with ASC 606 Revenue Recognition and FASB ASC Topic 840, Leases. Revenue is reported net of any related sales tax.
Service fees generated by WCI are for monthly services performed to reduce customers operating costs. Service fees are invoiced and recognized as revenue in the month services are performed.
For each finance lease, the Company recognized as a gain or loss the amount equal to (i) the net investment in the finance lease less (ii) the net book value of the equipment at inception of the applicable lease. At lease inception we capitalize the total minimum finance lease payments receivable from the lessee, the estimated unguaranteed residual value of the equipment at lease termination, if any, and the initial direct costs related to the lease, less unearned income. Unearned income is recognized as finance income over the term of the lease using the effective interest rate method.
Revenue from consulting agreements is recognized at the time the related services are provided as specified in the consulting agreements.
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share
We compute net loss per share in accordance with ASC 260, Earnings per Share. Under the provisions of ASC 260, basic net loss per share includes no dilution and is computed by dividing the net loss available to common stockholders for the period by the weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share takes into consideration shares of Common Stock outstanding (computed under basic net loss per share) and potentially dilutive securities that are not anti-dilutive.
Outstanding warrants that had no effect on the computation of dilutive weighted average number of shares outstanding as their effect would be antidilutive were 6,942,113 and 7,355,166 as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. There were 87,456 and 4,500 potentially dilutive shares outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
At September 30, 2018, assumed conversion of Series Q Preferred Stock into Common Stock would be anti-dilutive and is not included in calculating diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding. There were no Series Q Preferred Stock issued at September 30, 2017.
The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with accounting guidance now codified as FASB ASC 740, "Income Taxes," which requires that the Company recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets based on the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of assets and liabilities, using enacted tax rates in effect in the years the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred income tax benefit (expense) results from the change in net deferred tax assets or deferred tax liabilities. A valuation allowance is recorded when it is more likely than not that some or all deferred tax assets will not be realized.
The Company applies the provisions of ASC 740, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes". The ASC prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. The ASC provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition. The Company utilizes a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions (tax contingencies). The first step evaluates the tax position for recognition by determining if the weight of available evidence indicates it is more likely than not that we will sustain the position on audit, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes. The second step measures the tax benefit as the largest amount more than 50% likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement. The Company did not identify any material uncertain tax positions on returns that have been filed or that will be filed. The Company did not recognize any interest or penalties for unrecognized tax benefits during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, nor were any interest or penalties accrued as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017. To the extent the Company may accrue interest and penalties, it elects to recognize accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense.
Advertising and promotion
The Company expenses advertising and promotion costs as incurred. Advertising and promotion costs for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were $20,780 and $1,830, respectively. Advertising and promotion costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were $46,229 and $31,471, respectively.
Fair value measurements
The Company adopted ASC 820 which defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal, or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. The valuation techniques maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.
The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure Topic establish a fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the valuation inputs into three broad levels. These three general valuation techniques that may be used to measure fair value are as follows: Market approach (Level 1) which uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities. Prices may be indicated by pricing guides, sale transactions, market trades, or other sources. Cost approach (Level 2) which is based on the amount that currently would be required to replace the service capacity of an asset (replacement cost); and the Income approach (Level 3) which uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount based on current market expectations about the future amounts (including present value techniques, and option-pricing models). Net present value is an income approach where a stream of expected cash flows is discounted at an appropriate market interest rate.
The carrying amounts of cash, cash in attorney trust account, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable, customer deposits and other accrued liabilities approximate their fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments.
The fair value of investment securities is based on quoted market prices in active markets.
The fair value of warrants in securities that are not quoted in an active market is based on estimated fair value using the Black Scholes Model.
The fair value of the investment in account receivable is based on the net present value of calculated interest and principle payments. The carrying value approximates fair value as interest rates charged are comparable to market rates for similar investments.
The fair value of notes receivable and finance leases receivable is based on the net present value of calculated interest and principle payments. The carrying value approximates fair value as interest rates charged are comparable to market rates for similar notes and leases.
The fair value of long-term notes payable is based on the net present value of calculated interest and principle payments. The carrying value of long-term debt approximates fair value due to the fact that the interest rate on the debt is based on market rates.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef