Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies||Note 2 - Summary of significant accounting policies
Condensed consolidated financial statements
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company for the six month period ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and pursuant to the requirements for reporting on Form 10-Q and Regulation S-K. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. However, such information reflects all adjustments (consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments), which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for the fair presentation of the financial position and the results of operations. Results shown for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be obtained for a full fiscal year. The balance sheet information as of December 31, 2019 was derived from the audited financial statements included in the Company's financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019 included in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 25, 2020. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with that report.
Basis of presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements and related notes include the activity of subsidiaries in which a controlling financial interest is owned. The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with current period presentation.
As shown in the accompanying financial statements, the Company has a significant accumulated deficit of $10,307,161 as of June 30, 2020. The Company also continues to experience negative cash flows from operations. The Companys operating results in 2019 were significantly impacted by G Farmas default on the notes receivable, failure of consideration related to G Farmas purchase of shares of Common Stock, and loss of value of the equity interest in G Farma Equity Entities, described in Note 8 to the condensed consolidated financial statements, resulting in full impairment of these investments in the aggregate amount of $1,686,653. In addition, in 2019, the Company recorded a bad debt reserve on the G Farma equipment leases receivable of $765,001 and recorded an additional bad debt reserve of $19,519 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, see Note 9.
The Company management believes it is more likely than not that Electrum will prevail in the legal action described in Note 10 to the consolidated financial statements, in which the Company has an interest. However, there is no surety that Electrum will prevail in its legal action or that we will be able to recover our funds and our percentage of the Litigation Recovery if Electrum does prevail.
The Company will be required to raise additional capital to fund its operations and will continue to attempt to raise capital resources from both related and unrelated parties until such time as the Company is able to generate revenues sufficient to maintain itself as a viable entity. These factors have raised substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements are presented on the basis that we will continue as a going concern. The going concern concept contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern. There can be no assurances that the Company will be able to raise additional capital or achieve profitability. However, the Company has approximately 6.2 million warrants outstanding in which the Company can reset the exercise price substantially below the current market price. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from repricing the outstanding warrants.
Management's plans include increasing revenues through acquisition, investment, and organic growth. Management anticipates funding these activities by raising additional capital through the sale of equity securities and debt.
Impact Related to COVID-19
The effect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the United States and the global economy. COVID-19 and the measures taken by many countries in response have adversely affected and could in the future materially adversely impact the Companys business, results of operations, financial condition, and stock price. The ongoing worldwide economic situation, future weakness in the credit markets and significant liquidity problems for the financial services industry may impact our financial condition in a number of ways. For example, our current or potential customers, or the current or potential customers of our partners or affiliates, may delay or decrease spending with us, or may not pay us, or may delay paying us for previously purchased products and services. Also, we, or our partners or affiliates, may have difficulties in securing additional financing. Additionally, our legal recovery efforts may be hindered due to the closure of the courts in California and British Columbia, which may cause COVID-19-related scheduling delays, hindering our legal recovery from the G Farma entities and delaying the receipt of the Companys interest in the Electrum Partners, LLC legal recovery, respectively.
Public health efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 include government actions such as travel restrictions, limitations on public gatherings, shelter in place orders and mandatory closures. These actions could impact WCIs client businesses ability and speed of collecting their tenant rent payments. We do not expect this to significantly reduce demand for WCI services because WCI helps lower monthly service costs paid by its client properties. However, WCIs clients will likely experience a delay in collecting rent from tenants, which in turn is expected to cause slower payments to WCI and possible discontinued service and uncollectible accounts receivable. WCI revenue in six months ended June 30, 2020 increased by 15.7%, as compared to the same period in 2019 and any impact of COVID-19 for the first half of 2020 is estimated to be immaterial. We will closely monitor our customer accounts and continue to assess the impact on collection of accounts receivable as we collect more information.
According to the Critical Infrastructure Standards released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on March 18, 2020, Financial Services Sector businesses, like Mentor, are considered essential businesses. Because of the financial nature of Mentors operations, which consist of oversight of our portfolio companies, accounting, compliance, investor relations, and sales, Mentors day to day operations are not substantially hindered by remote office work or telework.
We anticipate that current cash resources will be sufficient for us to execute our business plan for the next 10 months. The ultimate impact of COVID-19 on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows is dependent on future developments, including the duration of COVID-19 and the related length of its impact on the global economy, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time.
Use of estimates
The preparation of our condensed 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 investments, 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.
Recent Accounting Standards
From time to time, the FASB or other standards setting bodies issue new accounting pronouncements. Updates to the FASB Accounting Standard Codifications (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.
Intangibles-Goodwill and Other As of January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU No. 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other: Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment (ASU 2017-04), which simplifies how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment. ASU 2017-04 requires that a goodwill impairment be measured by the amount by which a reporting units carrying value exceeds its fair value, with the amount of impairment not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and for interim periods within those fiscal years, and must be adopted on a prospective basis. We adopted the new standard on January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have an impact on our financial statements.
Fair Value Measurement As of January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (ASU 2018-13), which eliminates, adds, and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019. We adopted the new standard on January 1, 2020. The adoption of this ASU did not have an impact on our financial statements.
Newly Issued Not Yet Effective Accounting Standards
Credit Losses - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments Issued in June 2016, ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, replaces the current incurred loss impairment method with a method that reflects expected credit losses. We plan to adopt the new standard on its revised effective date for our fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2022, by recognizing the cumulative effect of initially applying the new standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of Retained earnings. The Company is currently evaluating the effect this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes Issued in December 2019, ASU No. 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which is designed to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740. ASU No. 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years; this ASU allows for early adoption in any interim period after issuance of the update. The Company is currently assessing the impact this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.
Debt with Conversion and Other Options, and Derivatives and Hedging on Contracts in an Entitys Own Equity Issued in August 2020, ASU 2020-06, Debt Debt with Conversion and Other Options and Derivatives and Hedging Contracts in an Entitys Own Equity, which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. Consequently, more convertible debt instruments will be reported as a single liability instrument and more convertible preferred stock as a single equity instrument with no separate accounting for embedded conversion features. The ASU removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, which will permit more equity contracts to qualify for it. The ASU also simplifies the EPS calculation in certain areas. ASU No. 2020-06 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years; this ASU allows for early adoption at the beginning of the fiscal year. The Company is currently assessing the impact this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.
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.
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 quarterly 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 June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company has recorded an allowance in the amount of $53,866 and $38,984, respectively.
The Company has two convertible notes receivable from NeuCourt, Inc. which are recorded at the aggregate principal face amount of $75,000 plus accrued interest of $5,045 and $3,121 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, as presented in Note 7. The notes bear 5% interest. One $25,000 principal face amount note, which matured November 22, 2019, was extended to November 22, 2021. A second $50,000 principal face amount note matures on October 31, 2020. No payments are required prior to maturity, however, at the time the $25,000 note was extended, accrued interest through November 4, 2019 was paid to Mentor. 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 an aggregate of 296,329 and 289,207 Conversion Shares at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. In the event of a Corporate Transaction prior to repayment or conversion of the Note, the Company shall receive back two times the outstanding principal of each note, plus all accrued unpaid interest. NeuCourt is a Delaware corporation that is developing a technology that is expected to be useful in the dispute resolution industry.
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 the 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. As discussed in Note 9, impairment of the finance lease receivable from G Farma was $803,399 and $786,680 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, based on Managements estimate of amounts we expect to recover. The June 30, 2020 impairment represents full impairment of the finance lease receivable from G Farma after applying proceeds from the sale of all recovered assets. The Company will continue to pursue collection for the lease payments remaining from the G Farma Lease Entities and G Farma Lease Guarantors.
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 analyzes 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.
As described in Note 1, on March 14, 2019, the Company was notified by G Farma that the City of Corona Building Department closed access to G Farmas corporate location and posted a notice preventing entry to the facility. The Building Department notice stated that G Farma had modified electric and gas lines. On April 24, 2019, the Company learned that certain G Farma assets at their corporate location, including equipment leased to G Farma by Mentor Partner I valued at approximately $427,804, had been impounded by the City of Corona. In March 2020, we discovered that an additional component valued at $36,594 was missing from the equipment we recovered. This event significantly impacted G Farmas financial position and its ability to make payments under the finance lease receivable. G Farma has not made a lease payment since February 19, 2019.
On May 28, 2019, the Company and Mentor Partner I, LLC filed a complaint against the G Farma Entities and three guarantors to the G Farma agreements, described in Notes 1, 8, 9, and 10, in the California Superior Court in and for the County of Marin. The Company is primarily seeking monetary damages for breach of the G Farma agreements including promissory notes, leases, and other agreements, as well as actions for an injunction to recover leased property, to recover collateral under a security agreement, and to collect from guarantors on the agreements. Mentor intends to vigorously pursue this matter; however, collection is uncertain at this time, see Note 20. On January 31, 2020, following grant of the Companys request for a writ of possession, all remaining equipment leased by Mentor Partner I to G Farma, which was not impounded by the Corona Police, was repossessed by the Company and moved to storage under the Companys control, See Note 9. In June 2020, all remaining repossessed equipment was sold by the Company.
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 June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share
We compute net income (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 income (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 anti-dilutive were approximately 7,000,000 and 7,000,000 as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. There were 87,456 and 87,456 potentially dilutive shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.
Conversion of Series Q Preferred Stock into Common Stock would be anti-dilutive for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 and is not included in calculating the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.
Paycheck Protection Program loans
The Company has recorded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as a liability in accordance with FASB ASC 470, Debt and has accrued interest through June 30, 2020. Proceeds from the loans will remain recorded as a liability until either (1) the loan is, in part or wholly, forgiven and the Company has been legally released, or (2) the Company pays off the loan. If the loan is, in part or wholly, forgiven the liability will be reduced and a gain on the extinguishment will be recognized. See Note 17.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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