Quarterly Report (10-q)

Date : 05/12/2017 @ 6:09AM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Digipath (QB) (DIGP)
Quote : 0.17735  0.0 (0.00%) @ 8:06AM

Quarterly Report (10-q)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2017

 

or

 

[  ] 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 000-54239

 

 

Digipath, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant issuer as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   27-3601979

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

     
6450 Cameron St Suite 113 Las Vegas, NV   89118
(Address of principal executive offices)   (zip code)

 

(702) 527-2060

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes   [X] No   [  ]

 

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

 

Yes  [X] 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 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 (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) [  ] Smaller reporting company [  ]
    Emerging growth company [X]

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes  [  ] No  [X]

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date.

 

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of May 10, 2017 was 31,707,116.

 

 

 

     
     

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
No.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited) 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2017 (Unaudited) and September 30, 2016 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three and Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 (Unaudited) 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 (Unaudited) 5
     
  Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 6
     
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 15
     
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 21
     
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 21
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
   
ITEM 1. Legal Proceedings 22
     
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS 22
     
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS 22
     
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES 22
     
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 22
     
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION 22
     
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS 23
     
  SIGNATURES 24

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS .

 

DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
             
     

March 31,

2017

     

September 30,

2016

 
    (Unaudited)          
Assets                
                 
Current assets:                
Cash   $ 277,560     $ 135,390  
Accounts receivable, net     166,964       98,441  
Prepaid expenses     44,184       24,246  
Deposits     25,647       39,850  
Total current assets     514,355       297,927  
                 
Fixed assets, net     1,019,445       1,139,748  
Available-for-sale securities     15,720       9,200  
                 
Total Assets   $ 1,549,520     $ 1,446,875  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                
                 
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 53,222     $ 157,666  
Accrued expenses     31,708       54,247  
Total current liabilities     84,930       211,913  
                 
Total Liabilities     84,930       211,913  
                 
Stockholders’ Equity:                
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; 2,290,442 and 3,520,442 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively     2,290       3,520  
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 90,000,000 shares authorized; 30,754,616 and 22,491,041 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively     30,755       22,491  
Additional paid-in capital     12,247,116       11,681,282  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (34,280 )     (40,800 )
Accumulated (deficit)     (10,781,291 )     (10,431,531 )
      1,464,590       1,234,962  
Noncontrolling interest     -       -  
Total Stockholders’ Equity     1,464,590       1,234,962  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 1,549,520     $ 1,446,875  

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
                         
Revenues   $ 497,049     $ 141,116     $ 906,800     $ 243,252  
Cost of sales     221,010       85,367       425,142       155,359  
Gross profit     276,039       55,749       481,658       87,893  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
General and administrative     327,384       280,961       607,070       607,693  
Professional fees     273,951       167,804       465,594       410,688  
Bad debts expense     6,804       13,250       23,754       303,021  
Total operating expenses     608,139       462,015       1,096,418       1,321,402  
                                 
Operating loss     (332,100 )     (406,266 )     (614,760 )     (1,233,509 )
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
Other income     106,000       12,000       260,000       30,000  
Interest income     2,500       2,500       5,000       5,000  
Gain on early extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       12,133  
Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity     -       (54,431 )     -       (992,682 )
Total other income (expense)     108,500       (39,931 )     265,000       (945,549 )
                                 
Net loss from continuing operations   $ (223,600 )   $ (446,197 )   $ (349,760 )   $ (2,179,058 )
Less: Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest     -       -       -       -  
Net loss   $ (223,600 )   $ (446,197 )   $ (349,760 )   $ (2,179,058 )
                               
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and fully diluted     28,063,050       16,650,142       25,982,694       15,675,948  
                                 
Net loss per share - basic and fully diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.14 )
                                 
Net loss attributable to Digipath, Inc.   $ (223,600 )   $ (446,197 )   $ (349,760 )   $ (2,179,058 )
Other comprehensive income (loss)                                
Available-for-sale investments:                                
Change in net unrealized income (loss) (net of tax effect)     (280 )     (2,720 )     6,520       (6,120 )
                                 
Comprehensive loss   $ (223,880 )   $ (448,917 )   $ (343,240 )   $ (2,185,178 )

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Six Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2017     2016  
Cash flows from operating activities                
Net loss   $ (349,760 )   $ (2,179,058 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Bad debts expense     23,754       303,021  
Depreciation and amortization expense     123,073       122,230  
Stock issued for services, related parties     58,123       17,500  
Stock issued for services     64,905       38,480  
Options and warrants granted for services, related parties     179,952       16,372  
Options and warrants granted for services     19,888       111,569  
Gain on early extinguishment of debt     -       (12,133 )
Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity     -       992,682  
Decrease (increase) in assets:                
Accounts receivable     (92,277 )     (50,384 )
Prepaid expenses     (19,938 )     (8,883 )
Deposits     14,203       -  
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:                
Accounts payable     (104,444 )     63,998  
Accrued expenses     (22,539 )     1,450  
Deferred revenues     -       (4,167 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (105,060 )     (587,323 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities                
Cash disposed in divestiture of unconsolidated entity     -       (57,876 )
Purchase of fixed assets     (2,770 )     (10,579 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (2,770 )     (68,455 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities                
Proceeds from sale of common stock     250,000       357,500  
Net cash provided by financing activities     250,000       357,500  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash     142,170       (298,278 )
Cash - beginning     135,390       481,095  
Cash - ending   $ 277,560     $ 182,817  
                 
Supplemental disclosures:                
Interest paid   $ -     $ -  
Income taxes paid   $ -     $ -  
                 
Non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities   $ 6,520     $ (6,120 )
Value of preferred stock converted to common stock   $ 1,230,000     $ 380,000  

 

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 – Organization, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies

 

Organization

 

Digipath, Inc. was incorporated in Nevada on October 5, 2010. Digipath, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Digipath,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) supports the cannabis industry’s best practices for reliable testing, cannabis education and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Our business units are described below.

 

  Digipath Labs, Inc . Digipath Labs’ mission is to provide pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis industry to ensure consumers and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis they ingest and to help maximize the quality of our clients’ products through research, development, and standardization. In May of 2015, we opened our first testing lab in Nevada. We also have plans to open labs in other states that have legalized the sale of cannabis.
     
  The National Marijuana News Corp . provides a balanced and unbiased approach to cannabis news, interviews and education with a news/talk radio show, app, national marijuana news website and social media presence focusing on the political, economic, medicinal, scientific, and cultural dimensions of the rapidly evolving—and profoundly controversial—medicinal and recreational marijuana industry.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company and the accompanying notes included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are unaudited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been included. Such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, and the accompanying notes, are prepared in accordance with GAAP and do not contain certain information included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. The interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with that Annual Report on Form 10-K. Results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that might be expected for the entire fiscal year.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the following entities, all of which were under common control and ownership at September 30, 2016:

 

    State of    
Name of Entity (1)   Incorporation   Relationship
Digipath, Inc. (2)   Nevada   Parent
Digipath Labs, Inc.   Nevada   Subsidiary
TNM News, Inc.   Nevada   Subsidiary
GroSciences, Inc. (3)   Colorado   Subsidiary

 

(1) All entities are in the form of a corporation.
   
(2) Holding company, which owns each of the wholly-owned subsidiaries. All subsidiaries shown above are wholly-owned by Digipath, Inc., the parent company.
   
(3) Entity formed for prospective purposes, but has not incurred any income or expenses to date.

 

The consolidated financial statements herein contain the operations of the wholly-owned subsidiaries listed above. All significant inter-company transactions have been eliminated in the preparation of these financial statements. The parent company and subsidiaries will be collectively referred to herein as the “Company”, “Digipath” or “DIGP”. The Company’s headquarters are located in Las Vegas, Nevada and substantially all of its customers are within the United States.

 

These statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, which in the opinion of management are necessary for fair presentation of the information contained therein.

 

Equity Method

 

Investee companies that are not consolidated, but over which the Company exercises significant influence, are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Whether or not the Company exercises significant influence with respect to an Investee depends on an evaluation of several factors including, among others, representation on the Investee company’s board of directors and ownership level, which is generally a 20% to 50% interest in the voting securities of the Investee company. Under the equity method of accounting, an Investee company’s accounts are not reflected within the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets and Statements of Operations; however, the Company’s share of the earnings or losses of the Investee company is reflected in the caption “Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity” in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company’s carrying value in an equity method Investee company is reflected in the caption “Investment in Digipath Corp.” in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of March 31, 2017, our share of losses from the investee company exceeded our basis, therefore the investment is not currently presented on the balance sheet.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

U.S. GAAP considers a change in reporting entity to include “changing specific subsidiaries that make up the group of entities for which consolidated financial statements are presented.” Circumstances may arise where a parent’s controlling financial interest (e.g., generally an ownership interest in excess of 50 percent of the outstanding voting stock) is reduced to a noncontrolling investment that still enables it to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of the investee. A change that results from changed facts and circumstances (such as a partial sale of a subsidiary), where there was only one acceptable method of accounting prior to the change in circumstances (consolidation) and only one acceptable method of accounting after the change (equity method accounting), is not a change in reporting entity and is not be accounted for retrospectively. Accordingly, a change from a controlling interest to a noncontrolling investment accounted for under the equity method is accounted for prospectively from the date of change in control. When the Company’s carrying value in an equity method Investee company is reduced to zero, no further losses are recorded in the Company’s consolidated financial statements unless the Company guaranteed obligations of the Investee company or has committed additional funding. When the Investee company subsequently reports income, the Company will not record its share of such income until it equals the amount of its share of losses not previously recognized.

 

Segment Reporting

 

ASC Topic 280, “Segment Reporting,” requires use of the “management approach” model for segment reporting. The management approach model is based on the way a company’s management organizes segments within the company for making operating decisions and assessing performance. The Company operates as a single segment and will evaluate additional segment disclosure requirements as it expands its operations.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Under FASB ASC 820-10-05, the Financial Accounting Standards Board establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This Statement reaffirms that fair value is the relevant measurement attribute. The adoption of this standard did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements as reflected herein. The carrying amounts of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses reported on the balance sheets are estimated by management to approximate fair value primarily due to the short term nature of the instruments. In addition, the Company had debt instruments that required fair value measurement on a recurring basis.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with ASC 605, Revenue Recognition. ASC 605 requires that four basic criteria must be met before revenue can be recognized: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery of product has met the criteria established in the arrangement or services rendered; (3) the fee is fixed and determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. This occurs when the products or services are completed in accordance with the contracts we have with clients. In connection with our products and services arrangements, when we are paid in advance, these amounts are classified as deferred revenue and amortized over the term of the agreement. With respect to our cannabis lab testing revenues, we sell our services on a determinable fixed fee per test, or panel of tests basis, and offer a discounted price for customers that agree to enter into exclusive, long term contracts. We typically require payment within thirty days of the delivery of results. Revenues are recognized upon the substantial completion of the tests when collectability is reasonably assured, which is usually upon delivery of results to the customer.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for equity instruments issued to employees in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718 Stock Compensation (ASC 718) and Equity-Based Payments to Non-employees pursuant to ASC 505-50 (ASC 505-50). All transactions in which goods or services are the consideration received for the issuance of equity instruments are accounted for based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. The measurement date of the fair value of the equity instrument issued is the earlier of the date on which the counterparty’s performance is complete or the date at which a commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached because of sufficiently large disincentives for nonperformance.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-04, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) . ASU 2017-04 simplifies the subsequent measurement of goodwill by removing the second step of the two-step impairment test. The amendment requires an entity to perform its annual, or interim goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An impairment charge should be recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. The amendment should be applied on a prospective basis. ASU 2017-04 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The Company intends to early adopt the ASU in 2017.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business , which clarifies the definition of a business to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. The standard will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this ASU on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-20, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers . ASU 2016-20 amended guidance regarding accounting for Revenue from Contracts with Customers , which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. When effective, this standard will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in GAAP. The standard also requires more detailed disclosures and provides additional guidance for transactions that were not comprehensively addressed in GAAP. This guidance is required to be adopted by us in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 by either recasting all years presented in our financial statements or by recording the impact of adoption as an adjustment to retained earnings at the beginning of the year of adoption. We are currently evaluating the impact this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-17, Consolidation (Topic 810): Interests Held through Related Parties that are under Common Control . The amendments in this Update improve GAAP involving situations consisting of common control, wherein a single decision maker focuses on the economics to which it is exposed when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”) before potentially evaluating which party is most closely associated with the VIE. ASU 2016-17 is effective for public entities for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. If an entity early adopts the amendments in an interim period, any adjustments should be reflected as of the beginning of the fiscal year that includes that interim period. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this ASU on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-16, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory , which reduces the complexity in the accounting standards by allowing the recognition of current and deferred income taxes for an intra-entity asset transfer, other than inventory, when the transfer occurs. Historically, recognition of the income tax consequence was not recognized until the asset was sold to an outside party. This amendment should be applied on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative-effect adjustment directly to retained earnings as of the beginning of the period of adoption. ASU 2016-16 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within those annual reporting periods. Early adoption is permitted for all entities as of the beginning of an annual reporting period for which financial statements (interim or annual) have not been issued or made available for issuance. That is, earlier adoption should be in the first interim period if an entity issues interim financial statements. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this ASU on its consolidated financial statements.

 

There are no other recently issued accounting pronouncements that the Company has yet to adopt that are expected to have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

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DIGIPATH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 2 – Going Concern

 

As shown in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred recurring losses from operations resulting in an accumulated deficit of ($10,781,291), and as of March 31, 2017, the Company’s cash on hand may not be sufficient to sustain operations. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management is actively pursuing new customers to increase revenues. In addition, the Company is currently seeking additional sources of capital to fund short term operations. Management believes these factors will contribute toward achieving profitability. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of any uncertainty as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements also do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classifications of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Note 3 – Related Party Transactions

 

Stock Based Compensation for Services

 

On March 1, 2017, we issued 25,000 shares of common stock to our CFO as a bonus for services rendered. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $6,623 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On February 22, 2017, we issued 100,000 shares of common stock to Dr. Alfredo Axtmayer in connection with his appointment to our Board of Directors. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $34,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On January 1, 2016, we issued 500,000 shares of common stock to an entity owned by our CEO as compensation for board services rendered during the 2016 calendar year. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $70,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in ratably over the requisite service period, resulting in $17,500 of stock based compensation expense during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

On June 21, 2016, we granted options to purchase 4,750,000 shares of common stock as compensation for services to our CEO. The options are exercisable over a ten year period at an exercise price of $0.20 per share, and 50% vest immediately, with 25% vesting each year thereafter. The estimated value using the Black-Scholes Pricing Model, based on a volatility rate of 230% and a call option value of $0.1986, was $943,193. The options are being expensed over the vesting period, resulting in $117,900 of stock based compensation expense during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

On June 21, 2016, we granted options to purchase 2,500,000 shares of common stock as compensation for services to our President and COO. The options are exercisable over a ten year period at an exercise price of $0.20 per share, and 50% vest immediately, with 25% vesting each year thereafter. The estimated value using the Black-Scholes Pricing Model, based on a volatility rate of 230% and a call option value of $0.1986, was $496,417. The options are being expensed over the vesting period, resulting in $62,052 of stock based compensation expense during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 4 – Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Under FASB ASC 820-10-5, fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (an exit price). The standard outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and the related disclosures. Under GAAP, certain assets and liabilities must be measured at fair value, and FASB ASC 820-10-50 details the disclosures that are required for items measured at fair value.

 

The Company has certain financial instruments that must be measured under the new fair value standard. The Company’s financial assets and liabilities are measured using inputs from the three levels of the fair value hierarchy. The three levels are as follows:

 

Level 1 - Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

Level 2 - Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g., interest rates, yield curves, etc.), and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means (market corroborated inputs).

 

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that reflect our assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The following schedule summarizes the valuation of financial instruments at fair value on a recurring basis in the balance sheets as of March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively:

 

    Fair Value Measurements at March 31, 2017  
    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Assets                        
Cash   $ 277,560     $ -     $ -  
Available-for-sale securities     15,720       -                 -  
Total assets     293,280       -       -  
Liabilities                        
Total liabilities     -                -       -  
    $ 293,280     $ -     $ -  

 

    Fair Value Measurements at September 30, 2016  
    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Assets                        
Cash   $ 135,390     $         -     $              -  
Available-for-sale securities     9,200       -       -  
Total assets     144,590       -       -  
Liabilities                        
Total liabilities     -       -       -  
    $ 144,590     $ -     $ -  

 

The fair value of our intellectual properties are deemed to approximate book value, and are considered Level 3 inputs as defined by ASC Topic 820-10-35.

 

There were no transfers of financial assets or liabilities between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 inputs for the six months ended March 31, 2017 or the year ended September 30, 2016.

 

Note 5 – Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable was $166,964 and $98,441 at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $18,754 and $-0- at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 6 – Fixed Assets

 

Fixed assets consist of the following at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016:

 

    March 31, 2017     September 30, 2016  
Software   $ 121,617     $ 121,617  
Office equipment     36,080       36,080  
Furniture and fixtures     2,357       2,357  
Lab equipment     814,393       811,623  
Leasehold improvements     487,066       487,066  
      1,461,513       1,458,743  
Less: accumulated depreciation     (442,068 )     (318,995 )
Total   $ 1,019,445     $ 1,139,748  

 

On October 1, 2015, we disposed of fixed assets with a net book value of $3,122 pursuant to the deconsolidation of Digipath Corp. The fixed assets consisted of furniture and fixtures with a historical cost basis of $48,779 and software with a historical cost basis of $10,019, and accumulated depreciation of $48,779 and $6,897, respectively. No gain or loss was recognized on the disposals.

 

Depreciation and amortization expense totaled $123,073 and $122,230 for the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Note 7 – Available-for-Sale Securities

 

Available-for-sale securities consist of the following at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016:

 

    For the Six Months Ended March 31, 2017  
          Gains in     Losses in        
          Accumulated     Accumulated        
          Other     Other     Estimated  
    Amortized     Comprehensive     Comprehensive     Fair  
      Cost       Loss       Loss       Value  
Common stock   $ 50,000              -     $ (34,280 )   $ 15,720  
                                 
Total available-for-sale securities   $ 50,000       -     $ (34,280 )   $ 15,720  

 

    For the Year Ended September 30, 2016  
          Gains in     Losses in        
          Accumulated     Accumulated        
          Other     Other     Estimated  
    Amortized     Comprehensive     Comprehensive     Fair  
      Cost       Loss       Loss       Value  
Common stock   $ 50,000             -     $ (40,800 )   $ 9,200  
                                 
Total available-for-sale securities   $ 50,000       -     $ (40,800 )   $ 9,200  

 

Common stock consisted of 400,000 shares of common stock of Blue Line Protection Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation, acquired in March of 2015 for $50,000.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 8 - Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

 

Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001 per share, of which 6,000,000 have been designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred”). The Board of Directors is authorized to determine any number of series into which shares of preferred stock may be divided and to determine the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions granted to any series of the preferred stock. As of March 31, 2017, there were 2,290,442 shares of Series A Preferred issued and outstanding. Shares of Series A Preferred are convertible into common stock at a fixed conversion rate of $0.20 per share.

 

The conversion price is adjustable in the event of stock splits and other adjustments in the Company’s capitalization, and in the event of certain negative actions undertaken by the Company. At the current conversion price, the 2,290,442 shares of Series A Preferred outstanding at March 31, 2017 are convertible into 11,452,210 shares of the common stock of the Company. No holder is permitted to convert its shares of Series A Preferred if such conversion would cause the holder to beneficially own more than 4.99% of the issued and outstanding common stock of the Company immediately after such conversion, unless waived by such holder by providing at least sixty-five days’ notice.

 

Preferred Stock Conversions

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2017, a total of 1,230,000 Series A Preferred shares were converted into 6,150,000 shares of common stock. The stock was converted in accordance with the conversion terms; therefore no gain or loss has been recognized.

 

Common Stock

 

Common stock consists of $0.001 par value, 90,000,000 shares authorized, of which 30,754,616 shares were issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2017.

 

Common Stock Sales

 

On February 21, 2017, the Company sold 1,428,575 units, consisting of 1,428,575 shares of its common stock and 714,285 warrants, exercisable at $0.26 per share over a thirty six month period, in exchange for total proceeds of $250,000. The proceeds received were allocated between the common stock and warrants on a relative fair value basis. The warrants were assigned to two individuals by the purchaser at the time of the sale.

 

Common Stock Issued for Services

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company issued 25,000 shares of common stock to its CFO as a bonus for services rendered. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $6,623 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company issued 50,000 shares of common stock to its Chief Scientist as a bonus for services rendered. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $13,245 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On February 23, 2017, the Company issued 100,000 shares of common stock to a consultant for services to be rendered over a six month period. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $29,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and is being expensed over the requisite service period.

 

On February 22, 2017, the Company issued 100,000 shares of common stock to Dr. Alfredo Axtmayer in connection with his appointment to our Board of Directors. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $34,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On February 22, 2017, the Company issued 40,000 shares of common stock to a consultant for services rendered. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $13,600 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and was expensed in full.

 

On February 7, 2017, a total of 370,000 shares of common stock were issued to six consultants that were engaged to assist the Company with acquisition activities over a six month period. The aggregate fair value of the common stock was $82,251 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and is being expensed over the six month requisite service period.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

On January 1, 2016, an affiliate of Mr. Bianco, a director of the Company, became entitled to receive 500,000 shares of common stock for consulting services to be performed during 2016, subject to a ratable “claw back” provision the event of an early termination of the consulting agreement. The total fair value of the common stock was $70,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and is being expensed over the twelve month requisite service period, resulting in $17,500 of stock based compensation during the period.

 

A total of $123,028 of stock-based compensation expense was recognized from the amortization of common stock issued for services over the requisite service period during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

Amortization of Stock Options

 

A total of $199,820 of stock-based compensation expense was recognized from the amortization of options over their vesting period during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

Note 9 – Common Stock Options

 

Stock Incentive Plan

 

On June 21, 2016, we amended and restated our 2012 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”), which was originally adopted on March 5, 2012 and previously amended on May 20, 2014. As amended, the 2012 Plan provides for the issuance of up to 11,500,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the grant of options or other awards, including stock grants, to employees, officers or directors of, and consultants to, the Company and its subsidiaries. Options granted under the 2012 Plan may either be intended to qualify as incentive stock options under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or may be non-qualified options, and are exercisable over periods not exceeding ten years from date of grant.

 

A total of 9,290,000 options were outstanding as of March 31, 2017. No options were granted or exercised during the six months ended March 31, 2017. On January 1, 2017, options to purchase 1,530 shares of common stock at $3.30 per share expired.

 

Note 10 – Common Stock Warrants

 

A total of 4,907,421 warrants were outstanding as of March 31, 2017. No warrants were exercised or expired during the six months ended March 31, 2017. Warrants to purchase a total of 714,285 shares of common stock at $0.26 per share over a 36 month period were issued on February 21, 2017 pursuant to a unit offering for the sale of 1,428,575 shares in exchange for proceeds of $250,000. The warrants were assigned to two individuals by the purchaser at the time of the sale.

 

Note 11 – Other Income

 

Other income consists of rental income of $1,500 and $30,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, for office and storage space subleased, along with $250,000 received from GB Sciences, Inc. during the six months ended March 31, 2017 pursuant to the settlement of a $300,000 license agreement with GB Sciences, Inc. In addition, we recognized $8,500 and $-0- of other income for the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to restitution payments received from a former employee.

 

Note 12 - Income Tax

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB ASC 740-10, which requires use of the liability method. FASB ASC 740-10-25 provides that deferred tax assets and liabilities are recorded based on the differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purposes, referred to as temporary differences.

 

For the six months ended March 31, 2017 and the year ended September 30, 2016, the Company incurred a net operating loss and, accordingly, no provision for income taxes has been recorded. In addition, no benefit for income taxes has been recorded due to the uncertainty of the realization of any tax assets. At March 31, 2017, the Company had approximately $6,839,000 of federal net operating losses. The net operating loss carry forwards, if not utilized, will begin to expire in 2031.

 

Based on the available objective evidence, including the Company’s history of its loss, management believes it is more likely than not that the net deferred tax assets will not be fully realizable. Accordingly, the Company provided for a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.

 

In accordance with FASB ASC 740, the Company has evaluated its tax positions and determined there are no uncertain tax positions.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Note 13 – Subsequent Events

 

Preferred Stock Conversions

 

On April 17, 2017, a shareholder converted 142,500 shares of Series A Preferred into 712,500 shares of common stock. The stock was converted in accordance with the conversion terms; therefore no gain or loss has been recognized.

 

Common Stock Issued for Services

 

On May 2, 2017, the Company issued 100,000 shares of common stock to Dr. John Abroon in connection with his appointment to our newly created Advisory Board.

 

On May 2, 2017, the Company issued 140,000 shares of common stock to its new Director of Business Development in consideration of services rendered from April 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

The information contained in this Form 10-Q is intended to update the information contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016 and presumes that readers have access to, and will have read, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other information contained in such Form 10-K. The following discussion and analysis also should be read together with our financial statements and the notes to the financial statements included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q.

 

The following discussion contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements appear in a number of places in this Report, including, without limitation, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and requirements that are difficult to predict or are beyond our control. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this quarterly report. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We strongly encourage investors to carefully read the factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016 in the section entitled “Risk Factors” for a description of certain risks that could, among other things, cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. The following should also be read in conjunction with the unaudited Financial Statements and notes thereto that appear elsewhere in this report.

 

Overview

 

Digipath, Inc. was incorporated in Nevada on October 5, 2010. Digipath, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Digipath,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) supports the cannabis industry’s best practices for reliable testing, cannabis education and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Our business units as of September 30, 2016 are described below.

 

    Digipath Labs, Inc . Digipath Labs’ mission is to provide pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis industry to ensure consumers and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis they ingest and to help maximize the quality of our clients’ products through research, development, and standardization. In May of 2015, we opened our first testing lab in Nevada. We also have plans to open labs in other states that have legalized the sale of cannabis.
     
  The National Marijuana News Corp. provides a balanced and unbiased approach to cannabis news, interviews and education with a news/talk radio show, app, national marijuana news website and social media presence focusing on the political, economic, medicinal, scientific, and cultural dimensions of the rapidly evolving—and profoundly controversial—medicinal and recreational marijuana industry.

 

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Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

The following table summarizes selected items from the statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016. The operations of our deconsolidated subsidiary, Digipath Corp. have been removed and summarized in a single line item as, “Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity” within “Other income (expense)”.

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,     Increase /  
    2017     2016     (Decrease)  
Revenues   $ 497,049     $ 141,116     $ 355,933  
Cost of sales     221,010       85,367       135,643  
Gross profit     276,039       55,749       220,290  
                         
Operating expenses:                        
General and administrative     327,384       280,961       46,423  
Professional fees     273,951       167,804       106,147  
Bad debts expense     6,804       13,250       (6,446 )
Total operating expenses:     608,139       462,015       146,124  
                         
Operating loss     (332,100 )     (406,266 )     (74,166 )
                         
Total other income (expense)     108,500       (39,931 )     148,431  
                         
Net loss   $ (223,600 )   $ (446,197 )   $ (222,597 )

 

Revenues

 

Revenues were generated by our cannabis testing lab and our advertising from our National Marijuana News Corp. division. Aggregate revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $497,049, compared to revenues of $141,116 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $355,933, or 252%. The revenue in the current period was due to the continued growth of our testing lab operations in Nevada as our customer base, consisting of production and cultivation facilities, established their operations. We anticipate steadily increasing lab testing revenues during the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 as Nevada laws permitting the recreational use of marijuana become effective on July 1, 2017.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $221,010, compared to $85,367 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $135,643, or 159%. Cost of sales consists primarily of labor, depreciation and maintenance on lab equipment and supplies consumed in our testing operations. The increased cost of sales in the current period was primarily due to the operational increases over the comparative period, resulting in improved gross margins of approximately 56% during the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to gross margins of approximately 40% during the three months ended March 31, 2016, as we were able to realize efficiencies in economies of scale.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $327,384, compared to $280,961 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $46,423, or 17%. The expenses consisted primarily of marketing, rent, salaries and wages, and travel expenses. The increase was primarily due to increased officer compensation and travel expenses as we added an executive position during June of 2016 and have ramped up expansion efforts.

 

Professional Fees

 

Professional fees for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $273,951, compared to $167,804 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $106,147, or 63%. Professional fees increased primarily due to increased stock-based compensation paid to consultants engaged to pursue our expansion efforts during the current period.

 

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Bad Debts Expense

 

Bad debts expense for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $6,804, compared to $13,250 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $6,446, or 49%. Bad debts expense during the current period consisted of an increased allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,304 related to our trade receivables and another $2,500 of an increased allowance for doubtful accounts related to interest on our impaired note receivable owed by Digpath Corp., compared to an increased allowance for doubtful accounts of $10,750 related to our trade receivables and another $2,500 of an increased allowance for doubtful accounts related to interest and principal on our impaired note receivable owed by Digipath Corp. for the three months ended March, 31, 2016.

 

Operating Loss

 

Our operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $332,100, compared to $406,266 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $74,166, or 18%. Our operating loss decreased primarily due to our increased revenues and improved gross margins, offset in part by increased professional fees related to our expansion efforts during the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

Other Income (Expense)

 

Other income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $108,500, compared to other expenses on a net basis of $39,931 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, a net increase of $148,431. Other income consisted of rental income of $1,500 and $12,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, from subleased office and storage space, along with $100,000 received during the three months ended March 31, 2017 pursuant to the settlement of a $300,000 license agreement with GB Sciences, Inc. In addition, we recognized $4,500 and $-0- of other income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to restitution payments received from a former employee.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $223,600, compared to $446,197 during the three months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $222,597, or 50%.

 

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Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

The following table summarizes selected items from the statement of operations for the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016. The operations of our deconsolidated subsidiary, Digipath Corp. have been removed and summarized in a single line item as, “Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity” within “Other income (expense)”.

 

    Six Months Ended March 31,     Increase/  
    2017     2016     (Decrease)  
Revenues   $ 906,800     $ 243,252     $ 663,548  
Cost of sales     425,142       155,359       269,783  
Gross profit     481,658       87,893       393,765  
                         
Operating expenses:                        
General and administrative     607,070       607,693       (623 )
Professional fees     465,594       410,688       54,906  
Bad debts expense     23,754       303,021       (279,267 )
Total operating expenses:     1,096,418       1,321,402       (224,984 )
                         
Operating loss     (614,760 )     (1,233,509 )     (618,749 )
                         
Total other income (expense)     265,000       (945,549 )     1,210,549  
                         
Net loss   $ (349,760 )   $ (2,179,058 )   $ (1,829,298 )

 

Revenues

 

Revenues were generated by our cannabis testing lab and our advertising from our National Marijuana News Corp. division. Aggregate revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2017 were $906,800, compared to revenues of $243,252 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $663,548, or 273%. The revenue in the current period was due to the continued growth of our testing lab operations in Nevada as our customer base, consisting of production and cultivation facilities, established their operations. We anticipate steadily increasing lab testing revenues during the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 as Nevada laws permitting the recreational use of marijuana become effective on July 1, 2017.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the six months ended March 31, 2017 were $425,142, compared to $155,359 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $269,783, or 174%. Cost of sales consists primarily of labor, depreciation and maintenance on lab equipment and supplies consumed in our testing operations. The increased cost of sales in the current period was primarily due to the operational increases over the comparative period, resulting in improved gross margins of approximately 53% during the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to gross margins of approximately 36% during the six months ended March 31, 2016, as we were able to realize efficiencies in economies of scale.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the six months ended March 31, 2017 were $607,070, compared to $607,693 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $623. The expenses consisted primarily of marketing, rent, salaries and wages, and travel expenses.

 

Professional Fees

 

Professional fees for the six months ended March 31, 2017 were $465,594, compared to $410,688 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $54,906, or 13%. Professional fees increased primarily due to increased stock-based compensation paid to consultants engaged to pursue our expansion efforts during the current period.

 

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Bad Debts Expense

 

Bad debts expense for the six months ended March 31, 2017 was $23,754, compared to $303,021 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $279,267, or 92%. Bad debts expense during the current period consisted of an increased allowance for doubtful accounts of $18,754 related to our trade receivables and another $5,000 of an increased allowance for doubtful accounts related to interest on our impaired note receivable owed by Digpath Corp., compared to an allowance for doubtful accounts of $266,875 related to a note receivable and corresponding interest on debt owed by DigiPath Corp. for which DigiPath Corp. does not currently have the ability to repay, as well as an allowance for bad debts of $36,146 on past due rent receivables owed to us by our former sublet tenant for the six months ended March, 31, 2016.

 

Operating Loss

 

Our operating loss for the six months ended March 31, 2017 was $614,760, compared to $1,233,509 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $618,749, or 50%. Our operating loss decreased primarily due to our increased revenues, improved gross margins and fewer bad debts, offset in part by increased professional fees related to our expansion efforts during the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the six months ended March 31, 2016.

 

Other Income (Expense)

 

Other income for the six months ended March 31, 2017 was $265,000, compared to other expenses on a net basis of $945,549 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, a net increase of $1,210,549. Other income consisted of rental income of $1,500 and $30,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, from subleased office and storage space, along with $250,000 received during the six months ended March 31, 2017 pursuant to the settlement of a $300,000 license agreement with GB Sciences, Inc. In addition, we recognized $8,500 and $-0- of other income related to restitution payments received from a former employee and $5,000 of interest income from debt owed to us by Digipath Corp. for both the six months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016. Other expenses during the six months ended March 31, 2016 also consisted of equity in losses of unconsolidated entity of $992,682, which consisted of a loss on the impairment of our investment in DigiPath Corp. of $893,325 and $99,357 from our interest in the current period losses of the unconsolidated entity, as diminished by a gain on early extinguishment of debt of $12,133 owed to DigiPath Corp.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss for the six months ended March 31, 2017 was $349,760, compared to $2,179,058 during the six months ended March 31, 2016, a decrease of $1,829,298, or 84%. Our net loss decreased primarily due to our increased revenues and from the avoidance of loss from our unconsolidated subsidiary, Digipath Corp.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following is a summary of the Company’s cash flows provided by (used in) operating, investing, and financing activities for the six month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

    2017     2016  
Operating Activities   $ (105,060 )   $ (587,323 )
Investing Activities     (2,770 )     (68,455 )
Financing Activities     250,000       357,500  
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash   $ 142,170     $ (298,278 )

 

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2017, net cash used in operating activities was $105,060, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $587,323 for the same period ended March 31, 2016. The increase in cash provided by operating activities is primarily attributable to our 273% increase in revenues and our 17% decrease in operating expenses from cost savings we implemented as we continued to develop our cannabis testing lab operations.

 

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Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2017, net cash used in investing activities was $2,770, compared to $68,455 for the same period ended March 31, 2016. The decrease is attributable to greater investments made for cannabis testing equipment in the previous period than were necessary in the current period, as well as $57,876 of cash held and retained by our subsidiary, Digipath Corp., at the time of divestiture in the comparative period.

 

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2017, net cash provided by financing activities was $250,000, compared to $357,500 for the same period ended March 31, 2016.

 

Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

 

As of March 31, 2017, our balance of cash on hand was $277,560. We currently may not have sufficient funds to sustain our operations for the next twelve months and we may need to raise additional cash to fund our operations and expand our lab testing business. As we continue to develop our lab testing business and attempt to expand operational activities, we expect to continue to experience net negative cash flows from operations in amounts not now determinable, and will be required to obtain additional financing to fund operations through common stock offerings to the extent necessary to provide working capital. We have and expect to continue to have substantial capital expenditure and working capital needs.

 

The Company has incurred recurring losses from operations resulting in an accumulated deficit, and, as set forth above, the Company’s cash on hand is not sufficient to sustain operations. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management is actively pursuing new customers to increase revenues. In addition, the Company is currently seeking additional sources of capital to fund short term operations. In the event sales do not materialize at the expected rates, management would seek additional financing or would attempt to conserve cash by further reducing expenses. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in achieving these objectives, becoming profitable or continuing our business without either a temporary interruption or a permanent cessation. In addition, additional financing may result in substantial dilution to existing stockholders.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no outstanding off-balance sheet guarantees, interest rate swap transactions or foreign currency contracts. We do not engage in trading activities involving non-exchange traded contracts.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires our management to make assumptions, estimates and judgments that affect the amounts reported, including the notes thereto, and related disclosures of commitments and contingencies, if any. We have identified certain accounting policies that are significant to the preparation of our financial statements. These accounting policies are important for an understanding of our financial condition and results of operations. Critical accounting policies are those that are most important to the presentation of our financial condition and results of operations and require management’s subjective or complex judgment, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain and may change in subsequent periods. Certain accounting estimates are particularly sensitive because of their significance to financial statements and because of the possibility that future events affecting the estimate may differ significantly from management’s current judgments.

 

While our significant accounting policies are more fully described in notes to our consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, we believe that the following accounting policies are the most critical to aid you in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results and affect the more significant judgments and estimates that we used in the preparation of our financial statements.

 

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Equity Method

 

Investee companies that are not consolidated, but over which the Company exercises significant influence, are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Whether or not the Company exercises significant influence with respect to an Investee depends on an evaluation of several factors including, among others, representation on the Investee company’s board of directors and ownership level, which is generally a 20% to 50% interest in the voting securities of the Investee company. Under the equity method of accounting, an Investee company’s accounts are not reflected within the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets and Statements of Operations; however, the Company’s share of the earnings or losses of the Investee company is reflected in the caption “Equity in losses of unconsolidated entity” in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company’s carrying value in an equity method Investee company is reflected in the caption “Investment in Digipath Corp.” in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of March 31, 2017, our share of losses from the investee company exceeded our basis, therefore the investment is not currently presented on the balance sheet.

 

U.S. GAAP considers a change in reporting entity to include “changing specific subsidiaries that make up the group of entities for which consolidated financial statements are presented.” Circumstances may arise where a parent’s controlling financial interest (e.g., generally an ownership interest in excess of fifty percent of the outstanding voting stock) is reduced to a noncontrolling investment that still enables it to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of the investee. A change that results from changed facts and circumstances (such as a partial sale of a subsidiary), where there was only one acceptable method of accounting prior to the change in circumstances (consolidation) and only one acceptable method of accounting after the change (equity method accounting), is not a change in reporting entity and is not be accounted for retrospectively. Accordingly, a change from a controlling interest to a noncontrolling investment accounted for under the equity method is accounted for prospectively from the date of change in control. When the Company’s carrying value in an equity method Investee company is reduced to zero, no further losses are recorded in the Company’s consolidated financial statements unless the Company guaranteed obligations of the Investee company or has committed additional funding. When the Investee company subsequently reports income, the Company will not record its share of such income until it equals the amount of its share of losses not previously recognized.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for equity instruments issued to employees in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718 Stock Compensation (ASC 718) and Equity-Based Payments to Non-employees pursuant to ASC 505-50 (ASC 505-50). All transactions in which goods or services are the consideration received for the issuance of equity instruments are accounted for based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. The measurement date of the fair value of the equity instrument issued is the earlier of the date on which the counterparty’s performance is complete or the date at which a commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached because of sufficiently large disincentives for nonperformance.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2017. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives, and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2017, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no significant changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) or in other factors that occurred during the period of our evaluation or subsequent to the date we carried out our evaluation which have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. The design of any system of controls and procedures is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events. There can be no assurance that any system of controls and procedures will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions, regardless of how remote.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

We are not a party to any legal or administrative proceedings that we believe, individually or in the aggregate, would be likely to have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

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

 

The following issuances of equity securities by the Company were exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 during the three month period ended March 31, 2017:

 

On March 1, 2017, we issued 25,000 shares of common stock, restricted in accordance with Rule 144, to our CFO for services rendered.

 

On March 1, 2017, we issued 50,000 shares of common stock, restricted in accordance with Rule 144, to our Chief Scientist for services rendered.

 

On February 22, 2017, we issued 100,000 shares of common stock, restricted in accordance with Rule 144, to one of our Directors for services rendered.

 

On February 22, 2017, we issued 40,000 shares of common stock, restricted in accordance with Rule 144, to a consultant for services rendered.

 

On February 7, 2017, we issued 50,000 shares of common stock, restricted in accordance with Rule 144, to a consultant for services rendered from February 7, 2017 through August 6, 2017.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS .

 

Exhibit   Description
3.1   Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on July 15, 2011)
3.2   Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on July 15, 2011)
3.3   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation dated April 4, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on April 10, 2014)
3.4   Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Limitations, Restrictions and Relative Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock dated April 9, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on April 10, 2014)
3.5   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation dated May 22, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on May 26, 2015)
10.1   Master Joint Venture Agreement, dated as of March 20, 2017, between Digipath, Inc. and OC Testing LLC (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Digipath, Inc. on February 23, 2017)
31.1*   Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
31.2*   Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer
32.1*   Section 906 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2*   Section 906 Certification of Chief Financial Officer
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*   XBRL Schema Document
101.CAL*   XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*   XBRL Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*   XBRL Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE*   XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

Date: May 12, 2017

 

DIGIPATH, INC.  
     
By: /s/ Joseph J. Bianco  
Name: Joseph J. Bianco  
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Director  
     
By: /s/ Todd Peterson  
Name: Todd Peterson  
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Secretary  

 

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