Quarterly Report (10-q)

Date : 05/03/2019 @ 9:20PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Yangtze River Port and Logistics Ltd (YRIV)
Quote : 0.61  0.0 (0.00%) @ 12:00AM

Quarterly Report (10-q)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

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

 

For the transition period from ______________ to _____________

 

Commission file number:   001-38062

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT AND LOGISTICS LIMITED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   27-1636887
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
41 John Street, Suite 2A, New York, NY   10038
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(646) 861-3315

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). Yes ☒  No ☐

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY

PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes ☐  No ☐

 

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

 

Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   YRIV   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC 

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date:

 

As of May 3, 2019, there were 177,540,178 shares of $0.0001 par value common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT AND LOGISTICS LIMITED

INDEX  

  

    Page
     
PART I. Financial Information 1
     
  Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited).
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2018. F-1
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (loss) for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (Unaudited). F-2
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (Unaudited). F-3
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019 (Unaudited). F-4
     
  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 2
     
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 8
     
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 8
     
PART II. Other Information 10
     
  Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 10
     
  Item 1A. Risk Factors. 10
     
  Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 31
     
  Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 31
     
  Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 31
     
  Item 5. Other Information. 31
     
  Item 6. Exhibits. 31

 

i

 

  

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Pages
   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 F-1
   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 F-2
   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 F-3
   
Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements F-4 - F-20

  

1

 

     

YANGTZE RIVER PORT AND LOGISTICS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED consolidated Balance Sheets

  

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 92,331     $ 120,796  
Other assets and receivables     4,236,854       4,173,385  
Real estate property completed     30,529,642       29,791,090  
Real estate properties and land lots under development     353,933,803       345,326,408  
Property and equipment, net     30,363       30,610  
Deferred tax assets     7,039,232       6,604,801  
Total Assets   $ 395,862,225     $ 386,047,090  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Liabilities                
Accounts payable     5,330,239       5,201,293  
Due to related parties     40,821,184       38,719,890  
Other taxes payable     12,913       12,600  
Other payables and accrued liabilities     27,157,746       25,285,710  
Real estate property refund and compensation payables     29,053,348       28,005,723  
Convertible notes     75,000,000       75,583,650  
Loans payable     42,862,889       41,825,980  
Total Liabilities   $ 220,238,319     $ 214,634,846  
                 
Equity                
Preferred stock at $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding   $ -     $ -  
Common stock at $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 172,532,565 and 172,532,565 shares, respectively issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018     17,253       17,253  
Additional paid-in capital     245,071,159       245,071,159  
Accumulated losses     (57,450,963 )     (54,954,952 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (12,013,543 )     (18,721,216 )
Total Equity   $ 175,623,906     $ 171,412,244  
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 395,862,225     $ 386,047,090  

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

F- 1

 

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT AND LOGISTICS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED consolidated Statements of OPERATIONS and Comprehensive LOSS

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Revenue   $ -     $ -  
Costs of revenue     -       -  
Gross profit     -       -  
                 
Operating expenses                
General and administrative expenses     468,524       1,149,088  
Total operating expenses     468,524       1,149,088  
                 
Loss from operations     (468,524 )     (1,149,088 )
                 
Other income (expenses)                
Other income     -       1,543  
Interest income     102       22  
Interest expenses     (2,296,764 )     (2,182,807 )
Total other expenses     (2,296,662 )     (2,181,242 )
                 
Loss before income taxes     (2,765,186 )     (3,330,330 )
Income taxes benefits     269,175       280,343  
Net loss   $ (2,496,011 )   $ (3,049,987 )
                 
Other comprehensive income                
Foreign currency translation adjustments     (8,857,121 )     10,632,873  
Comprehensive (loss) income   $ (11,353,132 )   $ 7,582,886  
                 
Loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding                
Basic     172,532,565       172,344,446  
Diluted     172,532,565       172,344,446  

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

F- 2

 

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:            
Net loss   $ (2,496,011 )   $ (3,049,987 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation of property, and equipment     893       4,269  
Deferred tax benefit     (269,175 )     (280,343 )
Share-based compensation expense     (438,750 )     -  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Other assets and receivables     -       92,895  
Real estate properties and land lots under development     (46,131 )     (48,518 )
Other taxes payable     -       (13,629 )
Other payables and accrued liabilities     2,112,124       1,866,906  
Real estate property refund and compensation payables     351,355       372,960  
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities     (785,695 )     (1,055,447 )
                 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:                
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities     -       -  
                 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:                
Proceeds from notes payable     -       4,303,316  
Redemption to notes payable     (583,650 )     -  
Repayment of financial institution loans     -       -  
Advances from related parties     1,339,870       387,156  
Repayment to related parties     -       (3,000,000 )
Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities     756,220       1,690,472  
                 
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents     1,009       4,054  
                 
Net (Decrease) Increase In Cash and Cash Equivalents     (29,475 )     635,025  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period     120,797       55,841  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period   $ 92,331     $ 694,920  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Cash paid for interest expenses   $ 177,969     $ -  
Cash paid for income tax   $ -     $ -  

 

See notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

F- 3

 

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

march 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (the “Company” or “Yangtze River”) and its subsidiaries, Energetic Mind Limited (“Energetic Mind”), Ricofeliz Capital (HK) Limited (“Ricofeliz Capital”), and Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Co., Ltd. (“Wuhan Newport”).

 

The Company, formerly named as Yangtze River Development Limited, Kirin International Holding, Inc., and Ciglarette, Inc., was incorporated in the State of Nevada on December 23, 2009. The Company was a development stage company and has not generated significant revenue since inception to March 1, 2011.

 

On March 1, 2011, the Company entered into a share exchange agreement that Kirin China Holding Limited (“Kirin China”) became the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Kirin China engaged in the development and sales of residential and commercial real estate properties, and development of land lots in People’s Republic of China (“China”, or the “PRC”).

 

On December 19, 2015, the Company completed a share exchange (the “Share Exchange”) with Energetic Mind and all the shareholders of Energetic Mind, whereby Yangtze River acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Energetic Mind, in exchange for 151,000,000 shares of Yangtze River’s common stock, which constituted approximately 88% of its issued and outstanding shares on a fully-diluted basis of Yangtze River immediately after the consummation of the Share Exchange, and an 8% convertible note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of $150,000,000. As a result of the Share Exchange, Energetic Mind became Yangtze River’s wholly-owned subsidiary and Jasper Lake Holdings Limited (“Jasper”), the former shareholder of Energetic Mind, became Yangtze River’s controlling stockholder. The Share Exchange transaction with Energetic Mind was treated as an acquisition, with Energetic Mind as the accounting acquirer and Yangtze River as the acquired party. The financial statements before the date of the Share Exchange are those of Energetic Mind with the results of the Company being condensed consolidated from the date of the Share Exchange.

 

Energetic Mind owns 100% of Ricofeliz Capital and operates its business through its subsidiary Wuhan Newport.

 

Wuhan Newport was a wholly owned subsidiary of Wuhan Renhe Group Co., Ltd. (the “Wuhan Renhe”), a company incorporated in the PRC as at September 23, 2002. On July 13, 2015, Wuhan Renhe transferred all of the equity interests of the Company to Ricofeliz Capital, a company incorporated in Hong Kong on March 25, 2015. Ricofeliz Capital was incorporated by Energetic Mind, a company incorporated in British Virgin Islands (“BVI”). Energetic Mind was incorporated by Mr. Liu Xiangyao on January 2, 2015, and was subsequently purchased by various companies incorporated in BVI or the United States of America (“USA”), among whom Jasper became its 64% owner. Jasper was 100% owned by Mr. Liu Xiangyao, a Hong Kong citizen.

 

The major assets of Wuhan Newport include land lots for developing commercial buildings that are in line with the principal activities of Kirin China.

 

On December 31, 2015, the Company entered into certain stock purchase and business sale agreements (the “Agreements”) with Kirin Global Enterprises, Inc. (the “Purchaser”), a California corporation and an entity controlled by a former officer and director of the Company whereby the Company sold its interest in certain subsidiaries (see Note 11) for an aggregate of $75,000,002. (the “Sale”).

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreements, Jasper agreed to finance the Sale by reducing Company’s financial obligations of the Note by an aggregate of $75,000,000. In addition, the Purchaser agreed to pay the remaining two dollars in cash.

 

Upon completion of the Sale, the Company operates its business solely through its subsidiary Wuhan Newport, primarily engaging in the business as a port logistic center located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in the PRC.

 

F- 4

 

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

EDP Transaction

 

On December 26, 2017, the company entered into an agreement with shareholders holding 100% of the equity interest of Wuhan Economic Development Port Limited (the “Acquiree” or “EDP”) to acquire all the interests of Acquiree; and the Acquiree Shareholders will acquire all the equity interest held by the Company in Energetic Mind. Energetic Mind holds 100% interest in Ricofeliz Capital that holds 100% capital stock of Wuhan Newport.

 

Upon execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Acquiree will undergo reorganization. As a result of the reorganization, the Acquiree has become a limited liability company. It will be held by a Hong Kong company, which will be 100% owned by a BVI entity.

 

The closing of the transaction, which shall be no later than March 31, 2018, is conditioned upon satisfaction of due diligence by both parties, the completion of auditing of the financial statements of the Acquiree, and the approval of relevant regulatory agencies.

 

The consideration of the acquisition transaction will be first offset against both parties of the target companies leaving the balance of RMB 600 million (or approximately $91 million) to be paid by the Company to the Acquiree Shareholders. Refundable deposit of RMB 30 million shall be paid to the Acquiree Shareholders upon initial due diligence and auditing. The remaining RMB 570 million shall be paid at closing in cash or in the form of a 7% convertible note.

 

The closing deadline of the transaction was originally March 31, 2018 and was extended three times to April 30, 2018, May 31, 2018 and finally, July 31, 2018. The Transaction has not been closed and the Company and the Acquiree Shareholders, the representative of the shareholders of Wuhan Port have failed to reach an agreement to further extend the closing deadline for the transaction. Accordingly, the parties have terminated the said purchase agreement and the transaction.

 

Spin-off Transaction

 

On January 30, 2018, the Company incorporated Yangtze River Blockchain Logistics Limited (“Blockchain Logistics”)(formerly known as Avenal River Limited) in the British Virgin Islands. Blockchain Logistics owns all of the shares of Ricofeliz Investment (China) Limited, a Hong Kong company, which in turn owns 100% of the equity interest of Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Trading Limited, a PRC company.

 

On February 15, 2018, the majority of the Company’s shareholders and the Board of Directors resolved that 1 share of Blockchain Logistics will be issued for every 1 share held by Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited “YRIV” (the “Spin-off Transaction”).

 

On April 24, 2018, due to the potential costs related to the Spin-off Transaction and the fact that the Company’s board of directors has determined that it is in the best interest of the Company not to proceed with the Spin-off Transaction.

  

F- 5

 

 

YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Armada Transaction

 

On October 6, 2016 and November 23, 2016 the Company, by and among Armada Enterprises GP (“Armada”) and Wight International Construction, LLC (“Wight”), entered into (i) a Contribution, Conveyance and Assumption Agreement (“Contribution Agreement”) dated October 3, 2016 and its first and second addendums and (ii) an Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement dated November 16, 2016 (collectively with the Contribution Agreement, the “Agreements” or “Transaction”), whereby the Company acquired 100 million preferred B membership units, which will be ultimately converted into 100 million LP units in Armada Enterprises LP and in exchange, the Company issued a $500 million convertible promissory note (“Note”) and 50,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Wight. As result of the Transaction and the conversion of the Note on November 17, 2016, Wight owns 100,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock representing 36.73% of the Company’s voting power; the Company owns 100 million preferred B membership units in Wight representing 62.5% non-voting equity interest in Wight.

 

Under the terms of the Transaction, at the first closing, Wight was required to provide an aggregate total of $200 million, consisting $50 million in Working Capital and $150 million in Construction Funding, to the Company by January 18, 2017. Wight did not provide the funding on January 18, 2017 and the Company gave Notice of Default and Request for Cure. Wight proposed to provide $50 million in Working Capital on or before February 15, 2017 and secure $150 million in Construction Funding on or before March 15, 2017. Wight failed to provide the $50 million in Working Capital as proposed by February 15, 2017. Therefore, the Company, on February 24, 2017 determined to terminate the Transaction for non-performance by Wight pursuant to the Agreements executed among the Company, Armada and Wight. Pursuant to the Agreements, the termination of the Transaction calls for the immediate return of the 100,000,000 shares of common stock issued by the Company to Wight. On February 27, 2017, the Company issued a Notice of Termination to Wight and demanded the return of the 100,000,000 shares of common stock according to the Agreements. The Company reserves the right to pursue any further legal action with respect to Armada and Wight’s default.

 

Under the terms of the Armada Agreement, at the first closing, Wight was required to provide an aggregate total of $200 million, $50 million in Working Capital and $150 million in Construction Funding, to us by January 18, 2017. Wight did not provide the funding on January 18, 2017 and we gave Notice of Default and Request for Cure. Wight proposed to provide $50 million in Working Capital on or before February 15, 2017 and secure $150 million in Construction Funding on or before March 15, 2017. Wight failed to provide the $50 million in Working Capital as proposed by February 15, 2017.

 

On February 24, 2017, due to Wight’s nonperformance and nonpayment of $50 million for the First Financing, the Company decided to unwind Armada Financing. Pursuant to Armada Agreement, the termination of the Armada Agreement calls for the immediate return of the 100,000,000 shares of common stock issued by the Company to Wight. On February 27, 2017, the Company issued a notice of termination of contract to Wight. As at March 1, 2017, the Company cancelled the 100,000,000 shares of common stocks issued to Wight.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

2.1 Basis of presentation

 

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

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of all the subsidiaries. All transactions and balances between the Company and its subsidiaries have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets are presented unclassified because the time required to complete real estate projects and the Company’s working capital considerations usually stretch for more than one-year period.

 

2.2 Use of estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. On an ongoing basis, management reviews these estimates using the currently available information. Changes in facts and circumstances may cause the Company to revise its estimates. Significant accounting estimates reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include: (i) the allowance for doubtful debts; (ii) accrual of estimated liabilities; (iii) contingencies; (iv) deferred tax assets; (v) impairment of long-lived assets; (vi) useful lives of property plant and equipment; and (vii) real estate property refunds and compensation payables.

 

2.3 Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and bank deposits with original maturities of three months or less, which are unrestricted as to withdrawal and use the Company maintains accounts at banks and has not experienced any losses from such concentrations.

 

2.4 Property and equipment

 

The property and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. The depreciation is computed on a straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets with 5% salvage value. Estimated useful lives of property and equipment are stated in Note 7.

 

The Company eliminates the cost and related accumulated depreciation of assets sold or otherwise retired from the accounts and includes any gain or loss in the statement of income. The Company charges maintenance, repairs and minor renewals directly to expenses as incurred; major additions and betterment to equipment are capitalized.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.5 Impairment of long-lived assets

 

The Company applies the provisions of ASC No. 360 Sub topic 10, “Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets” (ASC 360- 10) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). ASC 360-10 requires that long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable through the estimated undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and eventual disposition of the assets. Whenever any such impairment exists, an impairment loss will be recognized for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value.

 

The Company tests long-lived assets, including property and equipment and finite lived intangible assets, for impairment at least annually or more frequently upon the occurrence of an event or when circumstances indicate that the net carrying amount is greater than its fair value. Assets are grouped and evaluated at the lowest level for their identifiable cash flows that are largely independent of the cash flows of other groups of assets. The Company considers historical performance and future estimated results in its evaluation of potential impairment and then compares the carrying amount of the asset to the future estimated cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds estimated expected undiscounted future cash flows, the Company measures the amount of impairment by comparing the carrying amount of the asset to its fair value. The estimation of fair value is generally measured by discounting expected future cash flows as the rate the Company utilizes to evaluate potential investments. The Company estimates fair value based on the information available in making whatever estimates, judgments and projections are considered necessary. There were no impairment losses for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

2.6 Fair values of financial instruments

 

ASC Topic 825, Financial Instruments (“Topic 825”) requires disclosure of fair value information of financial instruments, whether or not recognized in the balance sheets, for which it is practicable to estimate that value. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. In that regard, the derived fair value estimates cannot be substantiated by comparison to independent markets and, in many cases, could not be realized in immediate settlement of the instruments. Topic 825 excludes certain financial instruments and all nonfinancial assets and liabilities from its disclosure requirements. Accordingly, the aggregate fair value amounts do not represent the underlying value of the Company.

 

Level 1 inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2 inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the assets or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instruments.
Level 3 inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value.

 

As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, financial instruments of the Company primarily comprise of cash, accrued interest receivables, other receivables, short-term bank loans, deposits payables and accrued expenses, which were carried at cost on the balance sheets, and carrying amounts approximated their fair values because of their generally short maturities.

 

2.7 Convertible notes

 

In accordance with ASC subtopic 470-20, the convertible notes are initially carried at the principal amount of the convertible notes. Debt premium or discounts, which are the differences between the carrying value and the principal amount of convertible notes at the issuance date, together with related debts issuance cost, are subsequently amortized using effective interest method as adjustments to interest expense from the debt issuance date to its first redemption date. Convertible notes are classified as a current liability if they are or will be callable by the Company or puttable by the debt holders within one year from the balance sheet date, even though liquidation may not be expected within that period.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.8 Foreign currency translation and transactions

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in the U.S. dollar (US$), which is the Company’s reporting currency. Yangtze River, Energetic Mind, and Ricofeliz Capital uses US$ as its functional currency. Wuhan Newport uses Renminbi Yuan(“RMB”) as its functional currency. Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recorded at the functional currency rate ruling at the date of transaction. Any differences between the initially recorded amount and the settlement amount are recorded as a gain or loss on foreign currency transaction in the statements of operations.

 

In accordance with ASC 830, Foreign Currency Matters, the Company translated the assets and liabilities into US$ using the rate of exchange prevailing at the applicable balance sheet date and the statements of operations and cash flows are translated at an average rate during the reporting period.  Adjustments resulting from the translation are recorded in owners’ equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income.

 

    March 31, 2019     December 31, 2018  
Balance sheet items, except for equity accounts     6.7121       6.8785  

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2019     2018  
Items in the statements of operations and comprehensive income, and statement of cash flows     6.7499       6.3589  

  

2.9 Revenue recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue from steel trading when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured.

 

Real estate sales are reported in accordance with the provisions of ASC 360-20, Property, Plant and Equipment, Real Estate Sales.

 

Revenue from the sales of completed properties and properties where the construction period is twelve months or less is recognized by the full accrual method when (a) sale is consummated; (b) the buyer’s initial and continuing involvements are adequate to demonstrate a commitment to pay for the property; (c) the receivable is not subject to future subordination; (d) the Company has transferred to the buyer the usual risks and rewards of ownership in a transaction that is in substance a sale and does not have a substantial continuing involvement with the property. A sale is not considered consummated until (a) the parties are bound by the terms of a contract or agreement, (b) all consideration has been exchanged, (c) any permanent financing for which the seller is responsible has been arranged, (d) all conditions precedent to closing have been performed. Fair value of buyer’s payments to be received in future periods pursuant to sales contract is classified under accounts receivable. Sales transactions not meeting all the conditions of the full accrual method are accounted for using the deposit method of accounting. Under the deposit method, all costs are capitalized as incurred, and payments received from the buyer are recorded as a deposit liability.

 

Revenue and profit from the sale of development properties where the construction period is more than twelve months is recognized by the percentage-of-completion method on the sale of individual units when the following conditions are met: (a)construction is beyond a preliminary stage; (b) the buyer is committed to the extent of being unable to require a refund except for non-delivery of the unit; (c) sufficient units have already been sold to assure that the entire property will not revert to rental property; (d) sales prices are collectible and (e) aggregate sales proceeds and costs can be reasonably estimated. If any of these criteria are not met, proceeds are accounted for as deposits until the criteria are met and/or the sale consummated.

 

The Company has not generated any revenue from the sales of real estate property for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.10 Real estate capitalization and cost allocation

 

Real estate property completed and real estate properties and land lots under development consist of commercial units under construction and units completed. Properties under development or completed are stated at cost or estimated net realizable value, whichever is lower. Cost capitalization of development and redevelopment activities begins during the predevelopment period, which we define as the activities that are necessary to begin the development of the property. We cease capitalization upon substantial completion of the project, but no later than one year from cessation of major construction activity. We also cease capitalization when activities necessary to prepare the property for its intended use have been suspended. Costs include costs of land use rights, direct development costs, interest on indebtedness, construction overhead and indirect project costs. The Company acquires land use rights with lease terms of 40 years through government sale transaction. Land use rights are divided and transferred to customers after the Company delivers properties. The Company capitalizes payments for obtaining the land use rights, and allocates to specific units within a project based on units’ gross floor area. Costs of land use rights for the purpose of property development are not amortized. Other costs are allocated to units within a project based on the ratio of the sales value of units to the estimated total sales value.

 

2.11 Capitalization of interest

 

In accordance with ASC 360, Property, Plant and Equipment, interest incurred during construction is capitalized to properties under development. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, $nil and $nil were capitalized as properties under development, respectively.

 

2.12 Advertising expenses

 

Advertising costs are expensed as incurred, or the first time the advertising takes place, in accordance with ASC 720-35, Advertising Costs. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded advertising expenses of $nil and $nil , respectively.

 

2.13 Share-based compensation

 

The Company grants restricted shares to its non-employee consultants. Awards granted to non-employees are measured at fair value at the earlier of the commitment date or the date the services are completed, and are recognized using graded vesting method over the period the service is provided.

 

2.14 Income taxes

 

Current income taxes are provided for in accordance with the laws of the relevant taxing authorities. As part of the process of preparing unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company is required to estimate its income taxes in each of the jurisdictions in which it operates. The Company accounts for income taxes using the liability method. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recognized for tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements at each year-end and tax loss carry forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates applicable for the differences that are expected to affect taxable income.

 

The Company adopts a more likely than not threshold and a two-step approach for the tax position measurement and financial statement recognition. Under the two-step approach, the first step is to evaluate the tax position for recognition by determining if the weight of available evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained, including resolution of related appeals or litigation process, if any. The second step is to measure the tax benefit as the largest amount that is more than 50% likely of being realized upon settlement. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company did not have any uncertain tax position.

 

2.15 Land Appreciation Tax (“LAT”)

 

In accordance with the relevant taxation laws in the PRC, the Company is subject to LAT based on progressive rates ranging from 30% to 60% on the appreciation of land value, which is calculated as the proceeds of sales of properties less deductible expenditures, including borrowing costs and all property development expenditures. LAT is prepaid at 1% to 2% of the pre-sales proceeds each year as required by the local tax authorities, and is settled generally after the construction of the real estate project is completed and majority of the units are sold. The Company provides LAT as expensed when the related revenue is recognized based on estimate of the full amount of applicable LAT for the real estate projects in accordance with the requirements set forth in the relevant PRC laws and regulations. LAT would be included in income tax expense in the statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.16 Earnings (loss) per share

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares and potential common shares outstanding during the period for convertible notes under if-convertible method, if dilutive. Potential common shares are not included in the denominator of the diluted earnings per share calculation when inclusion of such shares would be anti-dilutive, such as in a period in which a net loss is recorded.

 

2.17 Comprehensive loss

 

Comprehensive loss includes net income (loss) and foreign currency adjustments. Comprehensive loss is reported in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. Accumulated other comprehensive loss, as presented on the consolidated balance sheets are the cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments.

 

2.18 Contingencies

 

In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to loss contingencies, such as legal proceedings and claims arising out of its business, that cover a wide range of matters, including, among others, government investigations and tax matters. In accordance with ASC No. 450 Sub topic 20, “Loss Contingencies”, the Company records accruals for such loss contingencies when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated.

 

2.19 Recently issued accounting pronouncements

 

The Company does not believe other recently issued but not yet effective accounting standards from ASU 2019-04, if currently adopted, would have a material effect of the consolidated financial position, results of operation and cash flows.

 

3. Risks

 

(a) Liquidity risk

 

The Company is exposed to liquidity risk which is risk that it is unable to provide sufficient capital resources and liquidity to meet its commitments and business needs. Liquidity risk is controlled by the application of financial position analysis and monitoring procedures.

 

(b) Foreign currency risk

 

A majority of the Company’s operating activities and a significant portion of the Company’s assets and liabilities are denominated in RMB, which is not freely convertible into foreign currencies. All foreign exchange transactions take place either through the Peoples’ Bank of China (“PBOC”) or other authorized financial institutions at exchange rates quoted by PBOC. Approval of foreign currency payments by the PBOC or other regulatory institutions requires submitting a payment application form together with suppliers’ invoices and signed contracts. The value of RMB is subject to changes in central government policies and to international economic and political developments affecting supply and demand in the China Foreign Exchange Trading System market.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4. OTHER assets and receivables

 

Other assets and receivables as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
Deposits and other receivables   $ 820     $ 799  
Underwriting commission deposit     1,600,000       1,600,000  
Prepaid rent and deposit     13,228       13,228  
Excessive business tax and related urban construction and education surcharge     1,669,718       1,629,326  
Excessive land appreciation tax     953,088       930,032  
    $ 4,236,854     $ 4,173,385  

 

Business tax and LAT are payable each year at 5% and 1% - 2% respectively of customer deposits received. The Company recognizes sales related business tax and LAT in the income statement to the extent that they are proportionate to the revenue recognized each period. Any excessive amounts of business and LAT liabilities recognized at period-end pursuant to tax laws and regulations over the amounts recognized in the income statement are capitalized in prepayments and will be expensed in subsequent periods.

 

5. REAL ESTATE PROPERTY COMPLETED

 

The account balance and components of the real estate property completed were as follow:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
Properties completed            
Wuhan Centre China Grand Steel Market            
Costs of land use rights   $ 7,463,596     $ 7,283,042  
Other development costs     23,066,046       22,508,048  
    $ 30,529,642     $ 29,791,090  

 

As of March 31, 2019, the sole and wholly owned developing project of the Company is called Wuhan Centre China Grand Steel Market (Phase 1) Commercial Building in the south of Hans Road, Wuhan Yangluo Economic Development Zone with approximately 222,496.6 square meters of total construction area. Since June 2009, the Company commenced the construction of the project that funded through a combination of bank loans and advances from shareholders. The Company has obtained certificates representing titles of the land use rights used for the development of the project. As of March 31, 2019, the Company has completed the construction of four buildings covering area of approximately 35,350.4 square meters of construction area. The Company values the real estate assets based on estimates using present value by quoted prices for comparable real estate projects.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

6. REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES AND LAND LOTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

 

The components of real estate properties and land lots under development were as follows:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
Properties under development            
Wuhan Centre China Grand Steel Market            
Costs of land use rights   $ 9,001,343     $ 8,783,588  
Other development costs     38,741,540       37,759,063  
Land lots undeveloped                
Costs of land use rights     306,190,920       298,783,757  
    $ 353,933,803     $ 345,326,408  

 

The investments in undeveloped land were acquired in September, 2007. The Company leases the land under land use right leases with various terms from the PRC government, and does not have ownership of the underlying land.

 

As of March 31, 2019, the Company has three buildings under development of the project described in Note 5 covering area of approximately 57,450.4 square meters of construction area.

 

Land use right with net book value of $175,334,296 , including in real estate held for development and land lots undeveloped were pledged as collateral for the financial institution loan as at March 31, 2019. (See Note 10)

 

7. Property and Equipment

 

The Company’s property and equipment used to conduct day-to-day business are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation expenses are calculated using straight-line method over the estimated useful life with 5% of estimated salvage value below:

 

    Useful life years   March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
        (Unaudited)        
Fixture, furniture and office equipment   5   $ 63,528     $ 62,249  
Vehicles   5     283,514       276,655  
Less: accumulated depreciation         (316,679 )     (308,294 )
Property and equipment, net       $ 30,363     $ 30,610  

 

Depreciation expense totaled $893 and $4,269, respectively for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

8. OTHER PAYABLES AND ACCRUED LIABILITIES 

 

Other payables and accrued liabilities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
Salaries payable   $ 746,332     $ 1,066,279  
Compensation payable to consultants     44,000       131,750  
Business tax and related urban construction and education surcharge     14,843       13,049  
Deposits from contractors     162,393       158,465  
Sundry payables     1,242       3,523  
Interest payable on convertible notes     18,337,816       16,878,843  
Interest payable on loans     7,851,120       7,033,801  
    $ 27,157,746     $ 25,285,710  

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9. REAL ESTATE PROPERTY REFUND AND COMPENSATION PAYABLe

 

During the years 2012 and 2011, the Company signed 443 binding agreements of sales of commercial offices of the project with floor area of 22,790 square meters to unrelated purchasers (the transactions or the real estate sales transactions). The Company received deposits and considerations from the purchasers as required by the agreements. The construction commenced in the 2010, which was originally expected to be delivered to customers in late of 2012. No revenue was recognized from the sales of the commercial offices due to the reason stated below.

 

Owing to commercial reasons, the Company decided to terminate the agreements made for the sale of the real estate properties in relation to the project of Wuhan Centre China Grand Market. According to the agreements of sales, the Company is obliged to compensate the purchaser at a rate equal to 6% per annum or 0.05% per day on the deposits paid. In the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company incurred $351,355 and $377,928 compensation expenses which were included in general and administrative expenses.

 

As at March 31, 2019, 375 out of 443 agreements were cancelled, and no completed office (or real estate certificate) has been delivered to the purchaser. The Company is still in the progress of negotiating with the purchasers for the cancellation of the remaining agreements. The directors of the Company are of the opinion that almost all of the purchasers shall accept the cancellation. If, finally the purchaser insisted on the execution of the agreement, the Company will accept.

 

Real estate property refund and compensation payable represent the amount of customer deposits received and the compensation calculated in accordance with the provisions in the sales agreements. The payable consists of the followings:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
Property sales deposits   $ 19,490,916     $ 19,029,380  
Compensation     9,562,432       8,976,343  
    $ 29,053,348     $ 28,005,723  

 

10. Loans payable

 

Bank name   Term     March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
          (Unaudited)        
China Construction Bank     From May 30, 2014 to May 29, 2020     $ 42,862,889     $ 41,825,980  

 

Loans are floating rate loans whose rates (2019: 6% per annum and 2018: 6% per annum) are set at 5% above the over 5 years base borrowing rate stipulated by the People’s Bank of China. Interest expenses incurred on loans payable for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was $ 639,343 and $687,696, respectively.

 

Land use right with net book value of $175,334,296, including in real estate held for development and land lots under development were pledged as collateral for the loan as at March 31, 2019.

 

The aggregate maturities of loans payable of each of years subsequent to March 31, 2019 are as follows:

 

    (Unaudited)  
2019   $ 17,878,160  
2020     24,984,729  
    $ 42,862,889  

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

11. CONVERTIBLE NOTES

 

On December 19, 2015, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $150,000,000 to Jasper, a related party, in the Share Exchange (see Note 1). The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the note is December 19, 2018.

 

On December 31, 2015, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Agreements, Jasper, financed the Purchaser for the Sale by reducing Company’s financial obligations under the Note by an aggregate of $75,000,000 (see Note 1). As a result of the Sale, the outstanding balance due to Jasper under the note was $75,000,000 plus any accrued interest.

 

On February 5, 2018, the Company issued a non-interest convertible note in the principal amount of $4,100,000 to Iliad Research and Trading L.P., with 1,000,000 OID. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is February 4, 2019. In August 2018, an amount of $1,250,000 of the note was redeemed by an issuance of 143,119 shares of the Company. The remaining amount of the note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On March 14, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $526,315 to Eagle Equities LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is March 14, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On March 14, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $526,315 to Adar Bays LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is March 14, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On April 5, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $270,000 to GS Capital Partners LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is May 5, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On April 16, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $300,000 to Auctus Fund LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is April 16, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On April 17, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $115,000 to TFK Investment LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is April 17, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On April 17, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $115,000 to Crown Bridge Partners LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is April 17, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On May 16, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $57,500 to Crown Bridge Partners LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is May 16, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On May 18, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $214,000 to Geneva Roth Remark Holdings LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $12.50 per share. The maturity date of the Note is May 18, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On June 12, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $526,315 to Eagle Equities LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is June 12, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On June 12, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $526,315 to Adar Bays LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is June 14, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

  

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

On June 15, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $270,000 to GS Capital Partners LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is June 15, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On June 15, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $115,789 to Crossover Capital Fund I Inc. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $15.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is June 15, 2019. The note has been redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On June 19, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $300,000 to Auctus Fund LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is June 19, 2019. The note was redeemed as at December 31, 2018.

 

On July 18, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $134,400 to Geneva Roth Remark Holdings, LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $12.50 per share. The maturity date of the Note is January 18, 2019. The note has been redeemed in January 2019.

 

On July 23, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $250,000 to Morningview Financial LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $12.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is January 23, 2019. The note has been redeemed in January 2019.

 

On July 25, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $105,000 to BHP Capital NY Inc. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $12.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is January 25, 2019. The note has been redeemed in January 2019.

 

On July 25, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $36,750 to Jefferson Street Capital LLC. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $12.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is January 25, 2019. The note has been redeemed in January 2019.

 

On July 13, 2018, the Company issued an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $57,500 to Crown Bridge Partners. The holder of the Note may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share. The maturity date of the Note is January 13, 2019. The note has been redeemed in January 2019.

 

There was no beneficial conversion feature attributable to the Note as the set conversion price of the Note was greater than the fair value of the common share price at the date of issuance. The Company has accounted for the Note in accordance with ASC 470-20, as a single instrument as a non-current liability. The Note is initially carried at the gross cash received at the issuance date.

 

The interest expense for the convertible note included in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations was $1,657,421 and $1,654,836, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

The interest payable for the convertible notes included in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets was $18,337,816 and $16,878,843, respectively as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

12. Employee Retirement Benefit

 

The Company has made employee benefit contribution in accordance with Chinese relevant regulations, including retirement insurance, unemployment insurance, medical insurance, work injury insurance and birth insurance. The Company recorded the contribution in the salary and employee charges when incurred. The contributions made by the Company were $14,690 and $17,630 respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

13. INCOME TAXES

 

The Company was incorporated in the state of Nevada. Under the current law of Nevada, the Company is not subject to state corporate income tax. No provision for federal corporate income tax has been made in the financial statements as there are no assessable profits.

 

Energetic Mind was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”). Under the current law of the BVI, Energetic Mind is not subject to tax on income.

 

Ricofeliz Capital was incorporated in Hong Kong. No provision for Hong Kong profits tax has been made in the financial statements as there are no assessable profits.

 

Wuhan Newport was incorporated in the PRC, was governed by the income tax law of the PRC and is subject to PRC enterprise income tax (“EIT”). The EIT rate of PRC is 25%.

 

Income tax expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 are summarized as follows:

 

    For the three months ended  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Current   $ -     $ -  
Deferred tax benefit     269,175       280,343  
    $ 269,175     $ 280,343  

 

A reconciliation of the income tax benefit determined at the PRC EIT income tax rate to the Company’s effective income tax benefit is as follows:

 

    For the three months ended  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
EIT at the PRC statutory rate of 25%   $ 691,297     $ 832,583  
Valuation allowance     (422,122 )     (552,240 )
    $ 269,175     $ 280,343  

 

The Company evaluates the level of authority for each uncertain tax position (including the potential application of interest and penalties) based on the technical merits, and measures the unrecognized benefits associated with the tax positions. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had no unrecognized tax benefits.

 

The Company does not anticipate any significant increase to its liability for unrecognized tax benefit within the next 12 months. The Company will classify interest and penalties related to income tax matters, if any, in income tax expense.

 

Deferred income taxes are recognized for tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements at each year-end and tax loss carry forwards. The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to the following approximate deferred tax assets and liabilities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are presented below.

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
Deferred tax assets   (Unaudited)        
Operating loss carry forward   $ 509,127     $ 504,000  
Excess of interest expenses     3,315,477       3,198,679  
Accrued expenses     3,214,628       2,902,122  
    $ 7,039,232     $ 6,604,801  

 

The Company had net operating losses carry forward of $2,036,507 as of March 31, 2019 which will expire on various dates between December 31, 2019 and 2024.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

14. loss per share

    For the three months ended  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Numerator:            
Net loss for basic and diluted loss per share   $ (2,496,011 )   $ (3,409,987 )
                 
Denominator:                
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                
Basic     172,532,565       172,344,446  
Dilutive shares:                
Conversion of convertible note     -       -  
Diluted     172,532,565       172,344,446  
                 
Basic and diluted loss per share   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )

 

Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing the net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are computed by adding other common stock equivalents, including non-vested common share in the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for a period, if dilutive.

 

15. Related Party Transactions

 

15.1 Nature of relationships with related parties

 

Name   Relationships with the Company  
Mr Zhao Weibin   Officer
Mr Liu Xiangyao   Director
Jasper Lake Holdings Limited (“Jasper”)   Controlling stockholder 

   

15.2 Related party balances and transactions  

 

Amount due to Mr Zhao Weibin were $122,362 and $119,402 as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The amount is unsecured, interest free and does not have a fixed repayment date.

 

A summary of changes in the amount due to Mr Zhao Weibin is as follows:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
At beginning of period   $ 119,402     $ 126,240  
Exchange difference adjustment     2,960       (6,838 )
At end of period   $ 122,362     $ 119,402  

 

Amount due to Mr Liu Xiangyao were $40,698,822 and $38,600,488 as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The amount is unsecured, interest free and does not have a fixed repayment date.

 

A summary of changes in the amount due to Mr Liu Xiangyao is as follows:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
At beginning of period   $ 38,600,488     $ 35,821,264  
Advances from the director     1,347,520       9,449,032  
Repayment to the director     -       (4,920,168 )
Exchange difference adjustment     750,814       (1,749,640 )
At end of period   $ 40,698,822     $ 38,600,488  

 

As at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the outstanding balance due to Jasper under the convertible note was $75,000,000 plus any accrued interest. The interest payable to Jasper were $18,337,816 and $16,858,364 as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Details of the convertible note are stated in Note 11.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

A summary of changes in the interest payable to Jasper is as follows:

 

    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
 
    (Unaudited)        
At beginning of year   $ 16,858,364     $ 12,197,260  
Repayment     -       (1,338,896 )
Interest expense     1,479,452       6,000,000  
At end of year   $ 18,337,816     $ 16,858,364  

 

16. SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSES

 

On December 27, 2015, the Company granted 317,345 and 340,555 shares of the Company’s restricted common stock to a number of consultants, in exchange for its legal and professional services to the Company for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016, respectively. These shares were valued at $5.7 per share, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. Total compensation expense recognized in the general and administrative expenses of the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $1,808,867. Total compensation expense of approximately $1,941,163 was recognized in 2016. The shares attributable to fiscal 2015 and 2016 were issued on December 30, 2015.

 

On January 25, 2016, the Company granted 15,000 shares of the Company’s restricted common stock to a consultant, in exchange for its legal and professional services to the Company for the year 2016. These shares were valued at $4.9 per share, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. This compensation expense of approximately $73,500 was recognized in 2016.

 

On May 5, 2017, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Tsz-Kit Chan (“Mr Chan”) to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer that the Company granted 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for his first year of employment. As at March 31, 2019, the Company has not issued the shares and theses shares were valued at $0.56 per share. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company reversed compensation expenses of $351,000 due to the changes in the fair value of the unissued shares.

 

During the period from July to September 2017, on several different dates, the Company granted 75,000 shares totally of the Company’s restricted common stock to several consultants, in exchange for its legal and professional services to the Company for the period between July 2017 and June 2018. These shares were valued at the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. The compensation expense recognized in the general and administrative expenses of the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $807,683. On May 12, 2017, the Company had an agreement with Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc., that the Company granted 70,000 shares of the Company’s shares of the Company’s common stock for services rendered by Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. As at December 31, 2017, the Company has not issued the shares and theses shares were valued at $8.82 per share. The Company recognized share based compensation of $407,519 for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

On May 12, 2017, the Company had an agreement with Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc., that the Company granted 70,000 shares of the Company’s shares of the Company’s common stock for services rendered by Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. On May 12, 2018, the Company has issued 45,000 shares and valued at $4.60 per share. The unissued shares of 25,000 were valued at $0.56 per share as at December 31, 2018. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company reversed compensation expenses of $87,750 due to the changes in the fair value of the unissued shares.

 

Total share compensation (reversal) expenses recognized in the general and administrative expenses of the consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was ($438,750) and $nil respectively.

 

17. Concentration of Credit Risks

 

As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, substantially all of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents were held by major financial institutions located in China and the US, which management believes are of high credit quality.

 

The Company’s operations are carried out in the PRC. Accordingly, the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations may be influenced by the political, economic and legal environments in the PRC as well as by the general state of the PRC’s economy. The business may be influenced by changes in governmental policies with respect to laws and regulations, anti-inflationary measures, currency conversion and remittance abroad, and rates and methods of taxation, among other things.

 

No customer accounted for more than 10% of total accounts receivable as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

On April 17, 2018, China Construction Bank filed a civil complaint against Wuhan Newport claiming the outstanding principal and interest of bank loan totaling approximately RMB 325 million. The loan and interest payable obligations have been disclosed and accounted for in the Note 8 and Note 10. On June 15, 2018, the civil complaint was adjudicated by the Court in favor of China Construction Bank to collect delinquent amount from Wuhan Newport by enforcement. Wuhan Newport negotiated a loan restructure with the bank and in the meantime, all payments due are suspended. As a result of negotiations, the bank has not instituted enforcement proceedings.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, Wuhan Newport was also involved in other bank loan disputes and the judgments were rendered. Wuhan Newport, a subsidiary of the Company, was against as a guarantor for certain loans taken out by a large shareholder of Wuhan Newport before it became a subsidiary of the Company. As result of judgments, the shareholder has undertaken in writing to be solely responsible for all these loans without recourse to Wuhan Newport and has entered into a repayment plan with his creditor(s). Accordingly, no enforcement actions have been instituted against Wuhan Newport and in accordance with legal opinion from PRC counsel, there are no legal or financial liability accorded to Wuhan Newport.

 

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YANGTZE RIVER PORT and LOGISTICS LIMITED

NOTES TO the UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

18. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Operating lease commitments

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, rental expenses under operating leases were $22,185 and $22,185 respectively.

 

On April 1, 2017, the Company made a lease agreement with 41 John Street Equities LLC. The term of the lease is one year, beginning on April 1, 2017 and ending on March 31, 2018. The Company made a one-time full payment of $96,135 including security deposit for the entire leasing period.

 

On January 16, 2018 and February 25, 2019, the Company extended the lease agreement with 41 John Street Equities LLC to March 31, 2020. The future obligations for operating leases of each years subsequent to March 31, 2019 are as follows:

 

    (Unaudited)  
2020   $ 88,740  
2021 and thereafter     -  
Total minimum payment required   $ 88,740  

 

Legal proceeding

 

On January 23, 2019, the Company filed a defamation lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, New York County, against Hindenburg Research, Nathan Anderson, ClaritySpring Securities, LLC and ClaritySpring Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”) in response to their coordinated and orchestrated market manipulation scheme to disseminate false, misleading and defamatory content to the marketplace regarding the Company for the purpose of inflicting substantial reputational harm on the Company for Defendants’ own financial gain. Management believes that the Company will prevail this lawsuit, and any resolution will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition or results of operations of the Company.

 

Other than the above, the Company is not currently a party to any legal proceeding, investigation or claim which, in the opinion of the management, is likely to have a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

The Company did not identify any other material commitment and contingency as of March 31, 2019.

 

19. RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

 

PRC laws and regulations permit payments of dividends by the Company’s subsidiary incorporated in the PRC only out of their retained earnings, if any, as determined in accordance with PRC accounting standards and regulations. In addition, the Company’s subsidiary incorporated in the PRC are required to annually appropriate 10% of their net income to the statutory reserve prior to payment of any dividends, unless such reserve have reached 50% of their respective registered capital. In addition, registered share capital and capital reserve accounts are also restricted from withdrawal in the PRC, up to the amount of net assets held in each subsidiary. As a result of the restrictions described above and elsewhere under PRC laws and regulations, the Company’s subsidiary incorporated in the PRC are restricted in their ability to transfer a portion of their net assets to the Company in the form of dividends or advances from PRC subsidiary. Such restriction amounted to $276,650,132 and $270,752,249, respectively as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. Except for the above, there is no other restriction on the use of proceeds generated by the Company’s subsidiary to satisfy any obligations of the Company.

 

20. GOING CONCERN

 

As shown in the accompanying financial statements, the Company has sustained recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations. Over the past years, the Company has been funded through a combination of bank loans and advances from shareholders. On January 29, 2016, the Company received an undertaking commitment letter provided by the Company’s majority shareholder who is willing to provide sufficient funding on an as-needed basis. In addition, the Company plans to dispose of the existing developed real estate properties with market value of approximately $42 million when the Company needs cash flows. The Company believes that, as a result of these, it currently has sufficient cash and financing commitments to meet its funding requirements for a reasonable period of time.

 

21. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On April 16, 2019, the Company entered into a Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (the “Agent”), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell from time to time up to an aggregate of $100,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Placement Shares”), through the Agent. The offer and sale of the Placement Shares, if any, will be made through a prospectus supplement, dated April 16, 2019, to the prospectus included in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-223788) (the “Registration Statement”), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 13, 2018. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general working capital purposes.

 

The management evaluated all events subsequent to the balance sheet date through the date the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were available to be issued. Other than the above, there are no significant matters to make material adjustments or disclosure in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis of the results of operations and financial condition should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes to those financial statements that are included elsewhere in this Report. Our discussion includes forward-looking statements based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, such as our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors.  See “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

Overview

 

Yangtze River Port & Logistics Limited (formerly known as Yangtze River Development Limited) is a Nevada corporation that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary Energetic Mind Limited (“Energetic Mind”), a British Virgin Islands company. Energetic Mind holds 100% of the capital stock in Ricofeliz Capital (HK) Ltd (“Ricofeliz Capital), a Hong Kong company which in turns holds 100% of the equity interests in Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Co., Ltd (Wuhan Newport”), a wholly foreign-owned enterprise formed under the laws of the People’s Republic of China that primarily engages in the business of real estate and infrastructural development with a port logistics center located in Wuhan, Hubei Province of the PRC.

 

On January 30, 2018, we incorporated Yangtze River Blockchain Logistics Limited (previously known as Avenal River Limited) in the British Virgin Islands. Yangtze River Blockchain Logistics Limited owns 100% of the equity interest of Ricofeliz Investment (China) Limited, a Hong Kong company, which owns 100% of the equity interest of Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Trading Limited, a PRC company.

 

Situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Wuhan Newport is a large infrastructure development project implemented under China’s latest “One Belt One Road” initiative and is believed to be strategically positioned in the anticipated “Pilot Free Trade Zone” of the Wuhan port, an important trading locale for China, the Middle East and Europe. The Logistics Center, which is being built by Wuhan Newport, will comprise six operating zones: a port operation area, warehouse and distribution area, cold chain logistics area, rail cargo loading area, exhibition area and business related area. The Logistics Center is also expected to provide a number of shipping berths for cargo ships of various sizes. Wuhan Newport is expected to provide domestic and foreign businesses a direct access to the anticipated Free Trade Zone in Wuhan. The project will include commercial buildings, professional logistic supply chain centers, direct access to the Yangtze River, Wuhan-Xinjiang-Europe Railway and ground transportation, storage and processing centers, IT supporting services, among others.

 

The Logistics Center is located within the Wuhan Newport Yangluo Port, on the upper stream of the Yangtze River, and close to the northern base of Wu Iron and Steel, China’s first mega-sized iron and steel production complex. The Logistics Center is expected to include a port terminal that will be located approximately 26.5km from the Wuhan Guan and 5.5km from the Yangluo Yangtze River Bridge. The operation area of the port is expected to consist of a riverbank of 1,039 meters with eight 5,000-to-10,000-ton berths, two of which are multi-purpose berths and the other six are general cargo berths. It is designed to be able to handle up to 5,000,000 tons of cargo annually, including up to 100,000 TEU for annual container throughput (including 20,000 TEU in freezers areas), 1,000,000 tons of iron and steel and 3,000,000 tons of general cargo.

 

The Logistics Center will be complemented with container storage areas, multi-functional areas, general storage areas, multi-functional warehouse and infrastructural development, including new roads, gas stations, parking areas, gas and water pipes, electricity lines and all other facilities and equipment to operate the Logistics Center. We will begin construction of the Logistics Center once we raise funds for it.

 

Wuhan Newport has signed a twenty-year lease agreement effective April 27, 2015, the maximum number of years permitted by the applicable PRC laws, with rights to renew at its sole discretion, to lease approximately 1,200,000 square meters of land for building logistics warehouses in support of the Logistics Center. The warehouses are expected to comprise of port terminal zones, warehouse logistics zones, cold chain supply zones and railroad loading and unloading zones. The warehouses will connect the port terminal along the Yangtze River and the railway leading to Europe, satisfying the requirement of China’s latest “One Belt, One Road” initiative. It will also be able to support large logistics companies in Wuhan and other nearby provinces which will rent the warehouses, terminals and offices within the Logistics Center.

 

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In the meantime, we have been developing a commercial building project called the Wuhan Centre China Grand Steel Market (Phase 1) Commercial Building (“Phase 1 Project”) located in the south of Hans Road, Wuhan Yangluo Economic Development Zone which covers an approximate construction area of 222,496.6 square meters. We have been financing the Phase 1 Project with bank loans and shareholder advances. The Phase 1 Project comprises 7 buildings, of which 92,755.8 square meters have been completed. We have sold approximately 22,780 square meters of commercial building space.

 

Factors Affecting our Operating Results 

 

Growth of China’s Economy We operate and derive all of our revenue from operations in China. Economic conditions in China, therefore, affect our operations, including the demand for our properties and services and the availability and prices of land maintenance among other expenses. China has experienced significant economic growth with recorded Gross Domestic Product growth rates at 6.7% in 2016, 6.9% in 2017 and 6.6% in 2018 (Source: https://tradingeconomics.com/china/gdp-growth-annual). China is expected to experience continued growth in all areas of investment and consumption.  However, if the Chinese economy were to become significantly affected by a negative stimulus, China’s growth rate would likely to fall and our revenue could correspondingly decline.

 

Government Regulations.   Our business and results of operations are subject to PRC government policies and regulations regarding the following:

 

Land Use Right — According to the Land Administration Law of the PRC and Interim Regulations of the People’s Republic of China Concerning the Assignment and Transfer of the Right to the Use of the State-owned Land in the Urban Areas, individuals and companies are permitted to acquire rights to use urban land or land use rights for specific purposes, including residential, industrial and commercial purposes. We acquire land use rights from local governments and/or other entities for development of residential and commercial real estate projects. We do not have ownership over these lands.

 

Land Development — According to the Urban Real Estate Development and Operation Administration Regulation, the Urban Real Estate Development and Operation Administration Rules of Hebei Province promulgated by the government of the Hebei Province, and the Real Estate Development Enterprise Qualification Administration Regulation, a real estate development enterprise shall obtain a Real Estate Development Enterprise Qualification Certificate. We obtained the related certificates and seek to ensure that each phase of our projects complies with our certificates.

 

Project Financing — According to the Land Administration Law and the Property Law of the PRC, the land use rights, residential housing and other buildings still in process of construction may be pledged and mortgaged. From time to time, we may pledge and mortgage our land use rights and real properties to lenders in order to obtain project financing.

 

Interest Rate and Inflation Challenges.   We are subject to market risks due to fluctuations in interest rates and refinancing of mid-term debt. Higher interest rates may also affect our revenues, gross profits and our ability to raise and service debt and to finance our developments. Inflation could result in increases in the price of raw materials and labor costs.  We do not believe that inflation or deflation has affected our business materially.

  

Acquisitions of Land Use Rights and Associated Costs We acquire land use rights for development through the governmental auction process and by obtaining land use rights permits from third parties through negotiation, acquisition of entities, co-development or other joint venture arrangements. Our ability to secure sufficient financing for land use rights acquisitions and property development depends on internal cash flows in addition to lenders’ perceptions of our credit reliability, market conditions in the capital markets, investors’ perception of our securities, the PRC economy and the PRC government regulations that affect the availability and cost of financing real estate companies or property purchasers.

 

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Critical Accounting Estimates

 

As discussed in Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, we consider our estimates on revenue recognition, impairment of long-lived assets, and real estate property refunds and compensation payables to be the most critical in understanding the judgments that are involved in preparing our consolidated financial statements. There have been no significant changes to these estimates in the three months ended March 31, 2019. 

 

Results of Operations

 

Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The following table sets forth the results of our operations for the three months indicated in U.S. dollars

 

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2019     2018  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Revenue   $ -     $ -  
Costs of revenue     -       -  
Gross profit     -       -  
                 
Operating expenses                
Selling expenses     -       -  
General and administrative expenses     468,524       1,149,088  
Total operating expenses     468,524       1,149,088  
                 
Loss from operations     (468,524 )     (1,149,088 )
                 
Other income (expenses)                
Other income     -       1,543  
Interest income     102       22  
Interest expenses     (2,296,764 )     (2,182,807 )
Total other expenses     (2,296,662 )     (2,181,242 )
                 
Loss before income taxes     (2,765,186 )     (3,330,330 )
Income taxes benefits     269,175       280,343  
Net loss   $ (2,496,011 )   $ (3,049,987 )
                 
Other comprehensive income                
Foreign currency translation adjustments     (8,857,121 )     10,632,873  
Comprehensive (loss) income   $ (11,353,132 )   $ 7,582,886  
                 
Loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding                
Basic     172,532,565       172,344,446  
Diluted     172,532,565       172,344,446  

 

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Revenue.

 

We did not generate any revenue from the sales of real estate property for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. In addition, since our Logistics Center is still in its development stage and therefore is not yet in operation, we have not started providing any logistics service within our port terminal and have not generated any revenue from providing such services.

 

Cost of revenue.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, our cost of goods sold was $nil.

 

Gross profit.

 

Our gross margin was $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Selling expenses.

 

Selling expenses was $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

General and administrative expenses .

 

Our general and administrative expenses consist of salaries, office expenses, utilities, business travel, amortization expenses (including legal expenses, accounting expenses and other professional service expenses) and stock compensation. General and administrative expenses were $468,524 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $1,149,088 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, a decrease of $680,564 primarily due to a decrease in share-based compensation expenses for professional services.

  

Loss from operations.

 

As a result of the factors described above, operating loss was $468,524 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to operating loss of $1,149,088 for the three months March 31, 2018, a decrease of operating loss of $680,564, or approximately 59%. The decrease of loss from operations for each of these three months are mainly because of reduced expenses related to share-based compensation expenses for professional services.

 

Other expenses.

 

We had other expenses totaling $2,296,662 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to other expense totaling $2,181,242 for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The other expenses mainly comprise interest expenses. Interest expenses were $2,296,764 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $2,182,807 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of $113,957 or 5%. 

 

Income tax.

 

We received an income tax benefit of $269,175 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $280,343 for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

  

Net loss.

 

As a result of the factors described above, our net loss from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $2,496,011, compared to net loss of $3,049,987 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, a decrease in loss of $55,3976.

    

Foreign currency translation.

 

Our financial statements are expressed in U.S. dollars but the functional currency of our operating subsidiary is RMB. Results of operations and cash flows are translated at average exchange rates during the period, assets and liabilities are translated at the unified exchange rate at the end of the period and equity is translated at historical exchange rates. Translation adjustments resulting from the process of translating the financial statements denominated in RMB into U.S. dollars are included in determining comprehensive income. Our foreign currency translation loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $8,857,121, compared to a foreign currency gain of $10,632,873 for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The changes reflect the significant depreciation of RMB to U.S. dollars for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

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Net loss available to common stockholders.

 

Net loss available to our common stockholders was $0.01 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to net loss of $0.02 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following table sets forth a summary of our cash flows for the three months indicated:

 

   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
    2019     2018  
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   $ (785,695 )   $ (1,055,447 )
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ -     $ -  
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   $ 756,220     $ 1,690,472  

 

We had a balance of cash and cash equivalents of $92,331 as of March 31, 2019. We have historically funded our working capital needs through advance payments from customers, bank borrowings, and capital from stockholders. Our working capital requirements are influenced by the state and level of our operations, and the timing of capital needed for projects.

 

Operating Activities . Net cash used in operating activities was $785,695 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $1,055,447 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of $269,753.

 

The increase in net cash used in operating activities was primarily contributed by the following factors:

 

  Changes in other payables and accrued liabilities provided $2,112,124 cash inflow for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to other payables and accrued liabilities contributing $1,866,906 cash inflow for the three months ended March 31, 2018, which led to an increase of $245,218 in net cash inflow.
     
  We have net loss of $2,496,011 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to net loss of $3,049,987 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, which led to an increase of $553,976 in net cash inflow.

 

Investing Activities.   Net cash used in investing activities was $nil for each of the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Financing Activities . Net cash provided by financing activities were $756,220 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to net cash of $1,690,472 provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2018, representing a decrease of $934,252 in cash inflow.  The decrease was primarily because we had issued several notes generating $4,303,316 cash inflow for the three months ended March 31, 2018. We had no proceeds from such notes for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

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Contractual Obligations

 

Jasper Lake Holdings Limited (“Jasper”), a related party, holds an 8% convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $75,000,000 with a maturity date of December 19, 2019. Upon maturity, Jasper may convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, into shares of Company’s common stock at $10.00 per share.  

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

On January 29, 2016, we received an undertaking commitment letter provided by our majority shareholder who was willing to provide sufficient funding on an as-needed basis. We believe that the financial commitment provided by our majority shareholder could provide our Company with sufficient capital resources to meet our capital needs for a reasonable period of time.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

We prepare our consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these financial statements require the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Our management periodically evaluates the estimates and judgments made. Management bases its estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates as a result of different assumptions or conditions.

 

The methods, estimates, and judgment we use in applying our most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results we report in our financial statements. The SEC has defined “critical accounting policies” as those accounting policies that are most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results, and require us to make our most difficult and subjective judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates of matters that are inherently uncertain. Based upon this definition, our most critical estimates relate to the fair value of warrant liabilities, impairment of long-lived assets, commitments and contingencies, and revenue recognition. We also have other key accounting estimates and policies, but we believe that these other policies either do not generally require us to make estimates and judgments that are as difficult or as subjective, or it is less likely that they would have a material impact on our reported results of operations for a given period. For additional information see Note 2, “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” in the notes to our consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this report. Although we believe that our estimates and assumptions are reasonable, they are based upon information presently available, and actual results may differ significantly from these estimates.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

We are exposed to market risk in the normal course of our business, primarily due to our international operations. The primary exposure relates to the exchange rate fluctuations between our U.S. dollar functional reporting currency and other currencies. This exposure includes trade receivables denominated in currencies other than our functional currency. To date, fluctuations in exchange rates have not had a material impact on our results of operations. 

 

To date we have not utilized derivative financial instruments or derivative commodity instruments. We do not expect to employ these or other strategies to hedge market risk in the foreseeable future. We invest our cash in money market funds, which are subject to minimal credit and market risk. We believe that the market risks associated with these financial instruments are immaterial, although there can be no guarantee that these market risks will be immaterial to us.

 

Foreign Currency

 

The Company’s earnings are affected by fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies, primarily as a result of translating the financial statements denominated in RMB into U.S. dollars. As of December 31, 2018, the RMB exchange rate vs. the U.S. dollar was 6.8785, representing about 5.73% depreciation compared to the exchange rate of 6.5059 vs. the U.S. dollar as of December 31, 2017. In the long term, the RMB may appreciate or depreciate more significantly in value against the U.S. dollar or other foreign currencies.

 

Interest Rates

 

The Company is exposed to interest rate fluctuations on borrowings under its revolving line of credit. At December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $41.8 million of outstanding borrowings under the revolving line of credit. The interest expense related to borrowings under the line during 2018 was approximately $2.6 million. A hypothetical increase in interest rates of 100 basis points in the Company’s interest rate on borrowings outstanding as of December 31, 2018 would not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Inflation Rate

 

According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, change in the consumer price index in China was 2.1%, 1.8% and 2.0% in 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Inflation could result in increases in the price of raw materials and labor costs. We do not believe that inflation or deflation has affected our business materially.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q were not effective  in providing reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

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We have concluded that there are material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

 

Management identified the following material weaknesses in its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2019:

 

  Lack of sufficient full-time accounting staff in our accounting department that have experience and knowledge in identifying and resolving complex accounting issues under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”);

 

  Lack of sufficient accounting personnel which would provide segregation of duties within our internal control procedures to support the accurate reporting of our financial results.

  

To remediate the weakness in our internal control, during the year of 2018, the Board has provided training to our finance personnel for the application of SEC regulations, and the preparation of financial statements and their related disclosures.

 

We also intend to take the following actions to address the material weaknesses described above:

 

  Our Audit Committee of the Board will provide further necessary oversight on and training for accounting and finance personnel, so that they are well versed in SEC regulations.  We expect to provide it to our staff throughout the year of 2019;

 

  Our Audit Committee as well as the Board will perform a thorough review of the processes and procedures used in the Company’s SEC reporting compliance.  The review of the processes and procedures shall be carried out during the year of 2019. 

  

Any actions we have taken or may take to remediate these material weaknesses are subject to continued management review supported by testing, as well as oversight by the Audit Committee of our Board. We cannot assure you that these material weaknesses will not occur in the future and that we will be able to remediate such weaknesses in a timely manner, which could impair our ability to accurately and timely report our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls will prevent all error and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2019, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

We are aware that a class action complaint has been filed on January 2, 2019 with the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York on January 2, 2019 on behalf of Michael Behrendsen against the Company, Xiangyao Liu, Xin Zheng and Tsz-Kit Chan (Civil Action Number 1:19-cv-00024-DLI-LB) (the “Complaint”). The two-count Complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, and Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act. Lead counsel and lead plaintiff for the plaintiff-class was recently appointed, and pursuant to the latest Stipulation and Order, must either indicate whether they intend to rely on the initial Complaint or to file an amended complaint.

 

The Complaint alleges the defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company’s purported lease of the Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Center, the Company’s main asset, was a fabrication; (2) the Company’s only operating subsidiary, Wuhan Newport, was declared insolvent in China due to a number of default judgments against it; and (3) as a result, the defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. The class action seeks to recover damages against the defendants’ actions. As of the date of this report, no class has yet to be certified and the Company has not been served with the Complaint.

 

In addition, on October 24, 2018, Stenergy, LLC filed a lawsuit against the Company in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County. The two-count complaint alleges that the Company breached a contract with Stenergy, LLC and seeks damages arising from the breach, and further seeks recovery under a quantum meruit theory to obtain the reasonable value of its services performed. The Company answered the complaint with affirmative defenses on December 4, 2018.

 

On January 23, 2019, we filed a defamation lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, New York County, against Hindenburg Research, Nathan Anderson, ClaritySpring Securities, LLC and ClaritySpring Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”) in response to their coordinated and orchestrated market manipulation scheme to disseminate false, misleading and defamatory content to the marketplace regarding the Company for the purpose of inflicting substantial reputational harm on us for Defendants’ own financial gain. The impetus for the action was a false, misleading and defamatory unsigned article published on December 6, 2018 through one of the Defendants’ aliases, “Hindenburg Research,” which erroneously accused us of making fraudulent misrepresentations in our public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or intentionally omitting material information in those filings, laundering money through sham transactions for the benefit of our Chief Executive Officer, and being ensnared in a catastrophic liquidity crisis rendering the Company worthless. An amended complaint, substantially similar to the initial complaint, was filed on January 25, 2019.  Service was effectuated on the Defendants on January 29, 2019, who moved to dismiss the case. The Defendants’ motion is currently pending before the Court and is returnable on June 5, 2019. Discovery is stayed pending resolution of the motion.

  

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

An investment in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks described below, before making an investment decision. If any of the following risks actually occurs, our business, financial condition or results of operations could suffer. In that case, the trading price of our shares of common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment. You should read the section entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” above for a discussion of what types of statements are forward-looking statements, as well as the significance of such statements in the context of this Form 10-Q.

 

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Risks Relating to Our Business

 

MAJORITY OF OUR BUSINESS, ASSETS AND OPERATIONS ARE LOCATED IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

 

The majority of our business, assets and operations are located in the People’s Republic of China. The economy of the PRC differs from the economies of most developed countries in many respects. The economy of the PRC has been transitioning from a planned economy to a market-oriented economy. Although in recent years the PRC’s government has implemented measures emphasizing the utilization of market forces for economic reform, the reduction of state ownership of productive assets and the establishment of sound corporate governance in business enterprises, a substantial portion of productive assets in the PRC is still owned by the PRC’s government. In addition, the PRC’s government continues to play a significant role in regulating industry by imposing industrial policies. The PRC’s government exercises significant control over the PRC’s economic growth through the allocation of resources, controlling payment of foreign currency-denominated obligations, setting monetary policy and providing preferential treatment to particular industries or companies. Some of these measures benefit the overall economy of the PRC, but may have a negative effect on us.

 

ACTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OR CHANGE OF POLICIES MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR BUSINESS, FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

We are at risk from significant and rapid change in the legal systems, regulatory controls, and practices in areas in which we operate. These affect a wide range of areas including the real estate development approval system, employment practices, transportation, cargo storage, logistics, financing and sale of the buildings; our property rights; data protection; environment, health and safety issues; macro-economic policies, central government directions and instructions, China’s Five Year Plan, “One Belt One Road” initiative; and accounting, taxation and stock exchange regulation. Accordingly, changes to, or violation of, these systems, controls or practices could increase costs and have material and adverse impacts on the reputation, performance and financial condition of our development and operation.

 

IF WE NEED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL TO FUND OUR FUTURE OPERATIONS, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SUFFICIENT CAPITAL AND MAY BE FORCED TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF OUR OPERATIONS.

 

If adequate additional financing is not available on reasonable terms, we may not be able to undertake ongoing real estate construction or continue to develop and expand the services of our Logistics Center, which may as a result impact our cash flow and we would have to modify our business plans accordingly. We will not be able to fully implement our business plan unless the $1 billion funding (as described in the prospectus summary) is in place by 2021 and we do not have any definitive agreement nor letter of intent for such financing except for this offering.  There is no assurance that additional financing will be available to us.

 

In connection with our growth strategies, we may experience increased capital needs and accordingly, we may not have sufficient capital to fund our future operations without additional capital investments. Our capital needs will depend on numerous factors, including (i) our profitability; (ii) the development of competitive projects undertaken by our competition; and (iii) the level of our investment in construction and development. We cannot assure you that we will be able to obtain capital in the future to meet our needs.

 

If we cannot obtain additional funding, we may be required to: (i) limit our operations and expansion; (ii) limit our marketing efforts; and (iii) decrease or eliminate capital expenditures. Such reductions could have a materially adverse effect on our business and our ability to compete.

 

Even if we do find a source of additional capital, we may not be able to negotiate terms and conditions for receiving such additional capital that are favorable to us. Any future capital investments could dilute or otherwise materially and adversely affect the holdings or rights of our existing shareholders. In addition, new equity or convertible debt securities issued by us to obtain financing could have rights, preferences and privileges senior to the common stock offered hereof. We cannot give you any assurances that any additional financing will be available to us, or if available, will be on terms favorable to us.

 

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WE HAVE SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT RECURRING OPERATING LOSSES AND EXPERIENCED NEGATIVE CASH FLOW FOR OPERATIONS SINCE INCEPTION.

 

We have sustained recurring losses and experienced negative cash flow from operations since inception. Since inception, we have focused on developing and implementing our business plan. As of December 31, 2018, we have generated cumulative losses of approximately $54,954,952 since inception, and we expect to continue to incur losses until 2020.  We believe that our existing cash resources will not be sufficient to sustain operations during the next twelve months. We need to generate revenue and raise funding in order to sustain our operations and continue to implement our business plan. If we are unable to obtain additional funds when they are needed or if such funds cannot be obtained on terms acceptable to us, we would likely be unable to execute upon the business plan or pay expenses as they are incurred, which would have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. The amount of future losses and when, if ever, we will achieve profitability are uncertain.

 

WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL DERIVE THE MAJORITY OF OUR REVENUE FROM SALES IN THE PRC AND ANY DOWNTURN IN THE CHINESE ECONOMY COULD HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

 

The majority of our revenues are expected to be generated from sales of our properties and services in the PRC and we anticipate that revenue from such sales will continue to represent the substantial portion of our total revenue in the near future. Our sales and earnings can also be affected by changes in the general economy. Our success is influenced by a number of economic factors which affect consumer income, such as employment levels, business conditions, interest rates, oil and gas prices and taxation rates. Adverse changes in these economic factors, among others, may restrict consumer spending, thereby negatively affecting our sales and profitability.

 

WE ARE SUBJECT TO EXTENSIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATION THAT COULD CAUSE US TO INCUR SIGNIFICANT LIABILITIES OR RESTRICT OUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.

 

Regulatory requirements could cause us to incur significant liabilities and operating expenses and could restrict our business activities. We are subject to statutes and rules regulating, among other things, certain developmental matters, building and site design, and matters concerning the protection of health and the environment. Our operating expenses may be increased by governmental regulations, such as building permit allocation ordinances and impact and other fees and taxes that may be imposed to defray the cost of providing certain governmental services and improvements. Any delay or refusal from government agencies to grant us necessary licenses, permits, and approvals could have an adverse effect on our operations or our ability to implement on business plans.

 

OUR SALES WILL BE AFFECTED IF MORTGAGE FINANCING BECOMES MORE COSTLY OR OTHERWISE BECOMES LESS ATTRACTIVE.

 

Certain purchasers of our properties are expected to rely on mortgages to finance their purchases. An increase in interest rates may significantly increase the cost of mortgage financing, thus affecting the affordability of our properties. The PRC’s government and commercial banks may also increase the down payment requirement, impose other conditions or otherwise change the regulatory framework in a manner that would make mortgage financing unavailable or unattractive to potential property purchasers. If the availability or attractiveness of mortgage financing is reduced or limited, many of our prospective customers may not be able to purchase our properties and, as a result, our business, liquidity and results of operations could be adversely affected.

 

THE PRACTICE OF PRE-SELLING PROJECTS MAY EXPOSE US TO SUBSTANTIAL LIABILITIES.

 

It is common practice by property developers in China to pre-sell properties (while still under construction), which involves certain risks. For example, we may fail to complete a property development that may have been fully or partially pre-sold, which would leave us liable to purchasers of pre-sold units for losses suffered by them without adequate resources to pay the liability if funds have been used on the project. In addition, if a pre-sold property development is not completed on time, the purchasers of pre-sold units may be entitled to compensation for late delivery. If the delay extends beyond a certain period, the purchasers may be entitled to terminate the pre-sale agreement and pursue a claim for damages that exceeds the amount paid and our ability to recoup the resulting liability from future sales.

 

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WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THIRD-PARTY SUBCONTRACTORS, MANUFACTURERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS FOR ALL ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. A DISCONTINUED SUPPLY OF SUCH SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR PROJECTS.

 

We are dependent on third-party subcontractors, manufacturers, and distributors for all architecture, engineering and construction services, and construction materials. A discontinued supply of such services and materials will adversely affect our construction projects and the success of the Company.

 

WE MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY FLUCTUATIONS IN THE PRICE OF RAW MATERIALS AND SELLING PRICES OF OUR PROPERTIES.

  

The land and raw materials that are used in our projects have experienced significant price fluctuations in the past. There is no assurance that they will not be subject to future price fluctuations or pricing control. The land and raw materials that are used in our projects may experience price volatility caused by events such as market fluctuations or changes in governmental programs. The market price of land and raw materials may also experience significant upward adjustment, if, for instance, there is a material under-supply or over-demand in the market. These price changes may ultimately result in increases in the selling prices of our properties, and may, in turn, adversely affect our sales volume, sales, operating income, and net income.

 

WE FACE INTENSE COMPETITION FROM OTHER REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS AND/OR LOGISTICS COMPANIES.

 

The real estate and logistics industries in the PRC are both highly competitive. Many of our competitors are well capitalized and have greater financial, marketing, and other resources than we do. Some of our competitors also have larger land banks, greater economies of scale, broader name recognition, a longer track record, and more established relationships in certain markets. Competition among property developers may result in increased costs for the acquisition of land for development, increased costs for raw materials, shortages of skilled contractors, oversupply of properties, decrease in property prices in certain parts of the PRC, a slowdown in the rate at which new buildings are approved and/or reviewed by the relevant government authorities and an increase in administrative costs for hiring or retaining qualified personnel, any of which may adversely affect our business and financial condition. Furthermore, property developers that are better capitalized than we are may be more competitive in acquiring land through the auction process. If we cannot respond to changes in market conditions as promptly and effectively as our competitors or effectively compete for land acquisition through the auction systems and acquire other factors of production, our business and financial condition will be adversely affected.

 

OVER-SUPPLY OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES COULD HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE AFFECT ON OUR RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

Most of our assets consist of real estate properties within the premise of our Logistics Center. While our business will primarily revolve around the services provided by the Logistics Center, we expect to sell and/or lease properties to other businesses to generate revenue. Although we expect the value of our real estate properties to appreciate upon Yangluo Port’s obtaining the approval of the “Free Trade Zone” status, risk of property over-supply is increasing in parts of China on a macro-level, where property investment, trading and speculation have become overly active. We are exposed to the risk that in the event of actual or perceived over-supply, property prices may fall drastically, and our revenue and profitability will be adversely affected. If we cannot sell or lease our properties at a favorable price, we may not have the necessary capital resources to fully execute our business plan and therefore our results of operations will be adversely affected.

 

WE MAY NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE AS A COMPANY CONDUCTING STORAGE AND PROCESSING SERVICES, INFORMATION SERVICES AND LOGISTICS FINANCING, OR IN OTHER AREAS REQUIRED FOR THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR BUSINESS PLAN.

 

We may not have sufficient experience as a company in conducting storage and processing services, information services, logistics financing or other areas required for the successful implementation of our business plan.   This may result in the Company experiencing difficulty in adequately operating and growing its business.  If our operating or management abilities consistently perform below expectations, then our business is unlikely to thrive.

 

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WE ARE HEAVILY DEPENDENT UPON THE SERVICES OF EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL WHO POSSESS SKILLS THAT ARE VALUABLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, AND WE MAY HAVE TO ACTIVELY COMPETE FOR THEIR SERVICES.

 

We are heavily dependent upon our ability to attract, retain and motivate skilled personnel to serve our customers. Many of our personnel possess skills that would be valuable to all companies engaged in our industry. Consequently, we expect that we will have to actively compete for these employees. Some of our competitors may be able to pay our employees more than we are able to pay to retain them. Our ability to profitably operate is substantially dependent upon our ability to locate, hire, train and retain our personnel. There can be no assurance that we will be able to retain our current personnel, or that we will be able to attract and assimilate other personnel in the future. If we are unable to effectively obtain and maintain skilled personnel, the development and quality of our services could be materially impaired.

 

DEFAULTING ON BANK LOANS COULD HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 

 

We plan to develop a full-service logistics center using the properties we have obtained land-use rights to. To finance the development, part of Company’s properties held for development and land lots under development have been pledged as collateral for financial institution loans. As of December 31, 2018, we have an outstanding loan payable to China Construction Bank totaling $41,825,980. The loan has a maturity date of May 29, 2020. The loan is a floating rate loan whose rate (2018: 6% per annum and 2017: 6% per annum) is set at 5% above the over 5 years base borrowing rate stipulated by the People’s Bank of China. The secured bank loan with China Construction Bank contains certain protective contractual provisions that limit our activities in order to protect the lender. The risk of default may increase in the event of an economic downturn or due to our failure to successfully execute our business plan. Defaulting on our bank loans could result in loss of our collateralized assets and cause a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

 

WE HAVE LIMITED INSURANCE COVERAGE AGAINST DAMAGES OR LOSS WE MIGHT SUFFER.

 

We do not carry business interruption insurance and therefore any business disruption or natural disaster could result in substantial damages or losses to us. In addition, there are certain types of losses (such as losses from forces of nature) that are generally not insured because either they are uninsurable or insurance cannot be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. Should an uninsured loss or a loss in excess of insured limits occur, our business could be materially adversely affected. If we were to suffer any losses or damages to our properties, our business, financial condition and results of operations would be materially and adversely affected.

 

OUR OPERATING COMPANIES MUST COMPLY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS THAT COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR PROFITABILITY.

 

We are required to comply with the environmental protection laws and regulations promulgated by the national and local governments of the PRC. Some of these regulations govern the level of fees payable to government entities providing environmental protection services and the prescribed standards relating to construction. Although construction technologies allow us to efficiently control the level of pollution resulting from our construction process, due to the nature of our business, wastes are unavoidably generated in the process. If we fail to comply with any of the environmental laws and regulations of the PRC, depending on the type and severity of the violation, we may be subject to, among other things, warnings from relevant authorities, imposition of fines, specific performance and/or criminal liability, forfeiture of profits made, or an order to close down our business operations and suspension of relevant permits.

 

THE OPERATING HISTORIES OF OUR OPERATING COMPANIES MAY NOT SERVE AS ADEQUATE BASES TO JUDGE OUR FUTURE PROSPECTS AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

The operating history of Wuhan Newport may not provide a meaningful basis for evaluating our business following consummation of the Second Share Exchange. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve profitability or that we will have net profit in the future. We will encounter risks and difficulties that companies at a similar stage of development frequently experience, including the potential failure to:

  

  obtain sufficient working capital to support our development and construction;

 

  manage our expanding operations and continue to meet customers’ demands;

 

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  maintain adequate control of our expenses allowing us to realize anticipated income growth;
     
  implement, adapt and modify our property development, sales, and business strategies as needed;
     
  successfully integrate any future acquisitions; and
     
  anticipate and adapt to changing conditions in the real estate industry resulting from changes in government regulations, mergers and acquisitions involving our competitors, technological developments and other significant competitive and market dynamics.

 

If we are not successful in addressing any or all of the foregoing risks, our business may be materially and adversely affected.

 

WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY, WHICH COULD HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR BUSINESS AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

Since China is a large and diverse market, consumer trends and demands can vary significantly by region and Wuhan Newport’s experience in the markets in which it currently operates may not be applicable in other parts of China. As a result, we may not be able to leverage Wuhan Newport’s experience to fully execute our business strategy and plan. When we enter new markets, we may face intense competition from companies with greater experience or a more established presence in the targeted geographical areas or from other companies with similar business strategies. Therefore, we may not be able to adequately grow our sales due to intense competitive pressures and/or the substantial costs involved.

 

OUR FAILURE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE GROWTH MAY CAUSE A DISRUPTION OF OUR OPERATIONS RESULTING IN THE FAILURE TO GENERATE REVENUE AT THE LEVELS WE EXPECT.

 

In order to maximize potential growth in Wuhan Newport’s current and potential markets, we believe that we must be able to sell our properties and obtain clients to use the services provided by our Logistics Center to ensure the sustainable development capability of the Company and to maintain our operations. This strategy may place a significant strain on our management and our operational, accounting, and information systems. We expect that we will need to continue to improve our financial controls, operating procedures, and management information systems. We will also need to effectively train, motivate, and manage our employees. Our failure to effectively manage our operations could prevent us from generating the revenues we expect and therefore have a material adverse effect on the results of our operations.

 

WE MAY NEED ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES TO MEET OUR OPERATIONAL NEEDS.

 

Our future success also depends upon our ability to attract and retain highly qualified personnel. We may need to hire additional managers and employees with industry experience from time to time, and our success will be highly dependent on our ability to attract and retain skilled management personnel and other employees. There can be no assurance that we will be able to attract or retain highly qualified personnel. Competition for skilled personnel in the real estate and logistics industries is significant. This competition may make it more difficult and expensive to attract, hire and retain qualified managers and employees.

 

WE WILL INCUR SIGNIFICANT COSTS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH UNITED STATES CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS.

 

We will incur significant costs associated with our public company reporting requirements, costs associated with newly applicable corporate governance requirements, including requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other rules implemented by the SEC. We expect all of these applicable rules and regulations to significantly increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities more time consuming and costly. We also expect that these applicable rules and regulations may make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance and we may be required to accept reduced policy limits and coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain the same or similar coverage. As a result, it may be more difficult for us to attract or retain qualified individuals to serve on our board of directors or as executive officers. We cannot predict or estimate the amount of additional costs we may incur or the timing of such costs.

 

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WE HAVE IDENTIFIED MATERIAL WEAKNESSES IN OUR INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING WHICH HAVE RESULTED IN MATERIAL MISSTATEMENTS IN OUR PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015.

 

We have concluded that there are material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, as we did not maintain effective controls over the selection and application of GAAP related to classification of capital transactions. Specifically, the members of our management team with the requisite level of accounting knowledge, experience and training commensurate with our financial reporting requirements did not analyze certain accounting issues at the level of detail required to ensure the proper application of GAAP in certain circumstances. These material weaknesses resulted in the restatement of our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015. Our management concluded that the Company’s previously issued financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 should no longer be relied upon. In light of the errors, management re-evaluated its assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2015 and concluded each was ineffective as of December 31, 2015.

 

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

 

Management identified the following material weaknesses in its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2015:

 

  Lack of adequate policies and procedures in internal audit function, which resulted in: (1) lack of communication between the internal audit department and the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors; (2) insufficient internal audit work to ensure that the Company’s policies and procedures have been carried out as planned;
     
  Lack of sufficient full-time accounting staff in our accounting department that have experience and knowledge in identifying and resolving complex accounting issues under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”); and
     
  Lack of sufficient accounting personnel which would provide segregation of duties within our internal control procedures to support the accurate reporting of our financial results.

 

In addition to the above, management also identified the following material weaknesses in its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2016:

 

  Lack of sufficient full-time accounting staff in our accounting department that have experience and knowledge in identifying and resolving complex accounting issues under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”); The weakness resulted in the restatement of consolidated balance sheet and consolidated income statement to treat an extinguishment transaction between related entities as a capital transaction in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and such weakness had not been fully remediated as of December 31, 2016;

 

  Lack of sufficient accounting personnel which would provide segregation of duties within our internal control procedures to support the accurate reporting of our financial results. The weakness resulted in the amendment and additions of the disclosure of real estate properties and land lots under development in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and such weakness had not been fully remediated as of December 31, 2016.

 

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Any actions we have taken or may take to address the material weaknesses we had for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 are subject to continued management review supported by testing, as well as oversight by the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. Although we believe that the steps we have taken sufficiently remediate the material weaknesses we had for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016, we cannot assure you that these material weaknesses will not occur in the future and that we will be able to remediate such weaknesses in a timely manner, which could impair our ability to accurately and timely report our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. If our remedial measures are again insufficient to address the material weaknesses, or if additional material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting are discovered or occur in the future, our consolidated financial statements may contain material misstatements and we could be required to further restate our financial results. In addition, if we are unable to successfully remediate the material weaknesses in our internal controls or if we are unable to produce accurate and timely financial statements, our stock price may be adversely affected and we may be unable to maintain compliance with applicable stock exchange listing requirements.

 

OUR CERTIFICATES, PERMITS, AND LICENSES RELATED TO OUR OPERATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL AND RENEWAL, AND FAILURE TO OBTAIN OR RENEW SUCH CERTIFICATES, PERMITS, AND LICENSES WILL CAUSE ALL OR PART OF OUR OPERATIONS TO BE TERMINATED.

 

Our operations require licenses, permits and, in some cases, renewals of these licenses and permits from various governmental authorities in the PRC. Our ability to obtain, maintain, or renew such licenses and permits on acceptable terms is subject to change, as are, among other things, the regulations and policies of applicable governmental authorities.

 

If our land use permits are revoked or suspended or we are unable to renew the permits for any reason, we cannot assure you that our business operations will not be stopped and, accordingly, our financial performance would be adversely affected.

 

IF THE LEGALITY OR VALIDITY OF OUR LEASE OF THE COLLECTIVE-OWNED LAND USE RIGHTS IS CHALLENGED, THERE MAY BE DISRUPTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND AND SUCH DISRUPTION COULD HAVE A MATERIALLY ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

We leased collective-owned land use rights from the Chunfeng Villagers’ Committees. The right to operate and manage such land is vested in the relevant local villagers’ committee or rural collective leadership who are allowed to divide the land into parcels and contracts the rights to operate such parcels of land to individual farmer households or, subject to the approval of local governments and the requisite vote of the farmer households, to any entity or person outside that village or rural collective.

 

Any change in law and the administrative system could render our lease unenforceable. According to the PRC Law on Land Administration, all lands in the PRC are either state-owned or collectively owned. Generally, lands in the urban areas of a city or town are state-owned, whereas lands in the rural areas of a city or town and all rural lands are, unless otherwise specified by law, collectively owned. When required, the state has the right to reclaim the collectively owned lands in accordance with law if such reclaim is beneficial to the public.

 

Additionally, the lease may subject to the preemptive rights of other farmers in the same village or rural collective. If the preemptive rights are not exercised within two months from the date on which we start using the parcels of land, it is very likely that the PRC courts will not enforce such preemptive rights.

 

If the legality or validity of our leases become subject to disputes or challenges, we may need to suspend at least part of our constructions on the respective land areas. We may incur costs and losses if we are required to remove our improvements, such as buildings and facilities that we have constructed or purchased. We could also lose our rights to use the land and our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

 

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OUR FACILITIES MAY BE AFFECTED BY FIRE OR NATURAL CALAMITIES. OUR OPERATIONS ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE RISK OF POWER OUTAGES, EQUIPMENT FAILURES OR LABOR DISTURBANCES AND OTHER BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS. WE HAVE LIMITED INSURANCE COVERAGE AND DO NOT CARRY ANY BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE.

 

A fire, floods or other natural calamity may result in significant damage to our facilities. Our operations are subject to risks of various business interruptions, including power outages, equipment failures or disturbances from labor unrest. If we are unable to obtain timely replacements of damaged equipment, or if we are unable to find an acceptable general contractor to repair our facilities damaged by a catastrophic event, then major disruptions to our operations would result, which would have significant adverse effect on our operations and financial results. Our property insurance may not be sufficient to cover damages to our facilities, and we do not carry any business interruption insurance covering lost profits as a result of the disruption to our operations.

 

Risks Relating to Doing Business in China

 

THE PROPOSED TARIFFS BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND THE POTENTIAL OF A TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA, AND ON A LARGER SCALE, INTERNATIONALLY, MAY DAMPEN GLOBAL GROWTH. IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, IN THE FUTURE, SUBJECTS THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE TO PROPOSED TARIFFS, OUR BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND REVENUES MAY BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED.

 

The U.S. government has recently proposed, among other actions, imposing new or higher tariffs on specified products imported from China to penalize China for what it characterizes as unfair trade practices and China has responded by proposing new or higher tariffs on specified products imported from the United States. On April 3, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published a notice of determination and request for public comment under Section 301 under the Trade Act of 1974 (the "Notice") concerning the proposed imposition of an additional 25% tariff on specified products from China, which products comprise approximately US$50 billion in annual trade value for calendar year 2018. In response, China has proposed tariffs on a number of U.S. goods, on a much smaller scale, in the current time. Based on our analysis of the list of products set forth in the Notice, we expect that the proposed tariffs will not have a material direct impact on our business operations, as we are based in the PRC, and deliver services to customers exclusively located within the PRC market. However, the proposed tariffs may cause the depreciation of the RMB currency and a contraction of certain PRC industries that will likely be affected by the proposed tariffs. As such, we may have access to fewer business opportunities and our operation may be negatively impacted. In addition, future actions or escalations by either the United States or China that affect trade relations may cause global economic turmoil and potentially have a negative impact on our business and we cannot provide any assurances as to whether such actions will occur or the form that they may take.

  

IF OUR LAND USE RIGHTS ARE REVOKED, WE WOULD HAVE NO OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES.

 

Under the PRC law, land is owned by the state or rural collective economic organizations. The state issues to tenants the rights to use property. Use rights can be revoked and the tenants may be forced to vacate at any time when redevelopment of the land is in the public interest. The public interest rationale is interpreted quite broadly and the process of land appropriation may be less than transparent. If this happens, we may be forced to (i) delay the construction of commercial facilities or (ii) curtail or cease construction on that land. We relied on these land use rights as the cornerstone of our operations, and the loss of such rights would have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operation. 

 

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IN THE EVENT THE ACQUISITION OF WUHAN NEWPORT BY RICOFELIZ REQUIRES MOFCOM’S APPROVAL AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OBTAIN SUCH APPROVAL, THE ACQUISITION MAY BE UNWOUND.

 

On August 8, 2006, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (“ MOFCOM ”), the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the State Administration for Taxation, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange jointly promulgated the Provisions on the Acquisition of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (the “ M&A Rules ”), as amended by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC on June 22, 2009. The M&A Rules require that a merger and acquisition of a domestic company with a “related party relationship” by a domestic company, enterprise or natural person in the name of an overseas company legitimately incorporated or controlled by the domestic company, enterprise or natural person shall be subject to examination and approval by MOFCOM. However, there is no definition or explanation of what constitutes a “related party relationship” in the M&A Rules, and, as a result, we are uncertain as to the interpretation of the M&A Rules with regard to the existing relationship between Mr. Xiangyao Liu, Ricofeliz and Wuhan Newport at the moment immediately before the acquisition of Wuhan Newport by Ricofeliz. If such relationship is considered as a “related party relationship”, the acquisition of Wuhan Newport by Ricofeliz, which has been approved by the local Wuhan Bureau of MOFCOM, may be subject to the approval of the national MOFCOM. Although M&A Rules have been effective since September 2006, we are not aware of any precedent for approval by MOFCOM of any related party acquisition conducted by PRC domestic individuals.    Since there is no clear guidance under the M&A Rules, it is difficult to determine whether MOFCOM or other PRC regulatory agencies would consider such approval necessary and, if so, whether we would be able to obtain MOFCOM approval, or if we fail to obtain such approval, what would be the consequence of such failure. Failure to obtain MOFCOM’s approval may result in regulatory actions or other sanctions (including administrative order to unwind the acquisition) from MOFCOM or other PRC regulatory agencies. These regulatory agencies may impose fines and penalties on our operations in the PRC, limit our operating privileges in the PRC, delay or restrict the repatriation of the proceeds from our financing, investment, or operating activities into the PRC, or take other actions that could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, reputation and prospects.

 

LABOR LAWS IN THE PRC MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

On June 29, 2007, the PRC’s government promulgated the Labor Contract Law of the PRC, which became effective on January 1, 2008. The Labor Contract Law imposes greater liabilities on employers and significantly affects the cost of an employer’s decision to reduce its workforce. Further, the law requires certain terminations be based upon seniority and not merit. In the event that we decide to significantly change or decrease our workforce, the Labor Contract Law could adversely affect our ability to enact such changes in a manner that is most advantageous to our business or in a timely and cost-effective manner, thus materially and adversely affecting our financial condition and results of operations.

 

WE MAY BE EXPOSED TO LIABILITIES UNDER THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT AND CHINESE ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW.

 

We are subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and other laws that prohibit improper payments or offers of payments to foreign governments and their officials and political parties by U.S. persons and issuers as defined by the statute for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. We are also subject to Chinese anti-corruption laws, which strictly prohibit the payment of bribes to government officials. We have operations, agreements with third parties, and make sales in China, which may experience corruption. Our activities in China create the risk of unauthorized payments or offers of payments by one of the employees or consultants of our Company, because these parties are not always subject to our control. Our existing safeguards and any future improvements of anticorruption actions may prove to be less than effective, and the employees, consultants and/or distributors of our Company may engage in conduct for which we might be held responsible. Violations of the FCPA or Chinese anti-corruption laws may result in severe criminal or civil sanctions, and we may be subject to other liabilities, which could negatively affect our business, operating results and financial condition. In addition, the government may seek to hold our Company liable for successor liability FCPA violations committed by companies in which we invest or that we acquire.

 

UNCERTAINTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRC’S LEGAL SYSTEM COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT US.

 

We conduct a substantial amount of our business through our subsidiary in China. Our operations in China are governed by PRC laws and regulations. Our PRC subsidiary is generally subject to laws and regulations applicable to foreign investments in China and, in particular, laws and regulations applicable to wholly foreign-owned enterprises. The PRC legal system is based on statutes. Prior court decisions may be cited for reference but have limited precedential value.

 

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Since 1979, PRC legislation and regulations have significantly enhanced the protections afforded to various forms of foreign investments in China. However, China has not developed a fully integrated legal system and recently enacted laws and regulations may not sufficiently cover all aspects of economic activities in China. In particular, because some of these laws and regulations are relatively new, and because of the limited volume of published decisions and their nonbinding nature, the interpretation and enforcement of these laws and regulations involve uncertainties. In addition, the PRC legal system is based in part on government policies and internal rules (some of which are not published on a timely basis or at all) that may have a retroactive effect. As a result, we may not be aware of our violation of these policies and rules until sometime after the violation. In addition, any litigation in China may be protracted and result in substantial costs and diversion of resources and management attention.

 

GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL OF CURRENCY CONVERSION MAY AFFECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

 

The PRC government imposes controls on the convertibility of the Renminbi, or “RMB” into foreign currencies and, in certain cases, the remittance of currency out of China. We receive some revenue and incur some expenses in U.S. dollars but incur other expenses primarily in RMB. Although our main business is based in mainland China or based in Hong Kong with Chinese operating subsidiaries, some of our business may require us to use U.S. dollars. We choose quotations based on price competitiveness.

 

Under our current corporate structure, our income is primarily derived from dividend payments from our PRC subsidiary. Shortages in the availability of foreign currency may restrict the ability of our PRC subsidiary to remit sufficient foreign currency to pay dividends or other payments to us, or otherwise satisfy their foreign currency denominated obligations. Under existing PRC foreign exchange regulations, payments of current account items, including profit distributions, interest payments and expenditures from trade-related transactions can be made in foreign currencies without prior approval from SAFE by complying with certain procedural requirements. However, approval from appropriate government authorities is required where RMB is to be converted into foreign currency and remitted out of China to pay capital expenses such as the repayment of loans denominated in foreign currencies. The PRC government may also, at its discretion, restrict access in the future to foreign currencies for current account transactions. If the foreign exchange control system prevents us from obtaining sufficient foreign currency to satisfy our currency demands, we may not be able to pay dividends in foreign currencies to our security-holders.

 

WE ARE A HOLDING COMPANY AND WE RELY ON FUNDING FOR DIVIDEND PAYMENTS FROM OUR SUBSIDIARIES, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS UNDER PRC LAWS.

 

We are a holding company incorporated in Nevada and we operate our core businesses through our subsidiary in the PRC. Therefore, the availability of funds for us to pay dividends to our shareholders and to service our indebtedness depends upon dividends received from such PRC subsidiary. If our subsidiary incurs debt or losses, its ability to pay dividends or other distributions to us may be impaired. As a result, our ability to pay dividends and to repay our indebtedness will be restricted. PRC laws require that dividends be paid only out of the after-tax profit of our PRC subsidiary calculated according to PRC accounting principles, which differ in many aspects from generally accepted accounting principles in other jurisdictions. PRC laws also require enterprises established in the PRC to set aside part of their after-tax profits as statutory reserves. These statutory reserves are not available for distribution as cash dividends. In addition, restrictive covenants in bank credit facilities or other agreements that we or our subsidiary may enter into in the future may also restrict the ability of our subsidiary to pay dividends to us. These restrictions on the availability of our funding may impact our ability to pay dividends to our shareholders and to service our indebtedness.

  

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OUR BUSINESS MAY BE MATERIALLY AND ADVERSELY AFFECTED IF OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY DECLARES BANKRUPTCY OR BECOMES SUBJECT TO A DISSOLUTION OR LIQUIDATION PROCEEDING.

 

The Enterprise Bankruptcy Law of the PRC, or the Bankruptcy Law, came into effect on June 1, 2007. The Bankruptcy Law provides that an enterprise will be liquidated if the enterprise fails to settle its debts as and when they fall due and if the enterprise’s assets are, or are demonstrably, insufficient to clear such debts.

 

Our PRC subsidiary holds certain assets that are important to our business operations. If our PRC subsidiary undergoes a voluntary or involuntary liquidation proceeding, unrelated third-party creditors may claim rights to some or all of these assets, thereby hindering our ability to operate our business, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

According to the SAFE’s Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improving and Adjusting Foreign Exchange Administration Policies for Direct Investment, effective on December 17, 2012, and the Provisions for Administration of Foreign Exchange Relating to Inbound Direct Investment by Foreign Investors, effective May 13, 2013, if our PRC subsidiary undergoes a voluntary or involuntary liquidation proceeding, prior approval from the SAFE for remittance of foreign exchange to our shareholders abroad is no longer required, but we still need to conduct a registration process with the SAFE local branch. It is not clear whether “registration” is a mere formality or involves the kind of substantive review process undertaken by SAFE and its relevant branches in the past.

 

FLUCTUATIONS IN EXCHANGE RATES COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR BUSINESS AND THE VALUE OF OUR SECURITIES.

 

Changes in the value of the RMB against the U.S. dollar, Euro and other foreign currencies are affected by, among other things, changes in China’s political and economic conditions. Any significant revaluation of the RMB may have a material adverse effect on our revenue and financial condition, and the value of, and any dividends payable on our shares in U.S. dollar terms. For example, to the extent that we need to convert U.S. dollars we receive from any capital raises into RMB for our operations, appreciation of the RMB against the U.S. dollar would have an adverse effect on the RMB amount we would receive from the conversion. Conversely, if we decide to convert our RMB into U.S. dollars for the purpose of paying dividends on our common stock or for other business purposes, appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the RMB would have a negative effect on the U.S. dollar amount available to us.

 

Since July 2005, the RMB is no longer pegged to the U.S. dollar. Although the People’s Bank of China regularly intervenes in the foreign exchange market to prevent significant short-term fluctuations in the exchange rate, the RMB may appreciate or depreciate significantly in value against the U.S. dollar in the medium to long term. Moreover, it is possible that in the future, PRC authorities may lift restrictions on fluctuations in the RMB exchange rate and lessen intervention in the foreign exchange market.

 

Very limited hedging transactions are available in China to reduce our exposure to exchange rate fluctuations. To date, we have not entered into any hedging transactions. While we may enter into hedging transactions in the future, the availability and effectiveness of these transactions may be limited, and we may not be able to successfully hedge our exposure at all. In addition, our foreign currency exchange losses may be magnified by PRC exchange control regulations that restrict our ability to convert RMB into foreign currencies.

 

IF WE BECOME DIRECTLY SUBJECT TO THE RECENT SCRUTINY, CRITICISM AND NEGATIVE PUBLICITY INVOLVING U.S.-LISTED CHINESE COMPANIES, WE MAY HAVE TO EXPEND SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES TO INVESTIGATE AND RESOLVE THE MATTER WHICH COULD HARM OUR BUSINESS OPERATIONSAND OUR REPUTATION AND COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF YOUR INVESTMENT IN OUR SHARES, ESPECIALLY IF SUCH MATTER CANNOT BE ADDRESSED AND RESOLVED FAVORABLY.

 

Recently, U.S. public companies that have substantially all of their operations in the PRC, have been the subject of intense scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity by investors, financial commentators and regulatory agencies, such as the SEC. Much of the scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity has centered around financial and accounting irregularities, a lack of effective internal controls over financial accounting, inadequate corporate governance policies or a lack of adherence thereto and, in some cases, allegations of fraud. As a result of the scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity, the publicly traded stock of many U.S. listed Chinese companies has sharply decreased in value and, in some cases, has become virtually worthless. Many of these companies are now subject to shareholder lawsuits and SEC enforcement actions and are conducting internal and external investigations into the allegations. It is not clear what effect this sector-wide scrutiny, criticism and negative publicity will have on our Company and our business. If we become the subject of any unfavorable allegations, whether such allegations are proven to be true or untrue, we will have to expend significant resources to investigate such allegations and/or defend the Company. This situation may be a major distraction to our management. If such allegations are not proven to be groundless, our Company and business operations will be severely hampered and your investment in our shares could be rendered worthless.

 

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CERTAIN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS RELATING TO THE PRC COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR COMPANY.

 

While the PRC’s government has pursued economic reforms since its adoption of the open-door policy in 1978, a large portion of the PRC’s economy is still operating under five-year plans and annual state plans. Through these plans and other economic measures, such as control on foreign exchange, taxation and restrictions on foreign participation in the domestic market of various industries, the PRC’s government exerts considerable direct and indirect influence on the economy. Many of the economic reforms carried out by the PRC’s government are unprecedented or experimental, and are expected to be refined and improved. Other political, economic and social factors can also lead to further readjustment of such reforms. This refining and readjustment process may not necessarily have a positive effect on our operations or future business development. Our operating results may be adversely affected by changes in the PRC’s economic and social conditions as well as by changes in the policies of the PRC government, such as changes in laws and regulations (or the official interpretation thereof), measures which may be introduced to control inflation, changes in the interest rate or method of taxation, and the imposition of restrictions on currency conversion in addition to those described below.

 

SINCE MOST OF OUR ASSETS ARE LOCATED IN PRC, ANY DIVIDENDS OF PROCEEDS FROM LIQUIDATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE RELEVANT CHINESE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

 

Our operating assets are located inside the PRC. Under the laws governing Foreign Invested Enterprise (“FIE”) in the PRC, dividend distribution and liquidation are allowed but subject to special procedures under the relevant laws and rules. Any dividends of proceeds from liquidation will be paid through Wuhan Newport, our PRC subsidiary, which is subject to the decision of the Board of Directors and subject to foreign exchange rules governing such repatriation. Any liquidation of a FIE is subject to the relevant commerce authority’s approval, registration in relevant Administration for Industry and Commerce and supervision as well as the foreign exchange control. Though the dividends of proceeds from liquidation can be remitted out of China to the investor after they have been approved by the commerce authority and SAFE, we cannot assure that we can always obtain such approvals. This may generate additional risk for our investors in case of dividend payment and liquidation.

 

IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO EFFECT SERVICE OF PROCESS AND ENFORCEMENT OF LEGAL JUDGMENTS UPON OUR COMPANY AND OUR OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS BECAUSE THEY RESIDE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

 

As our operations are based in the PRC and a majority of our directors and officers reside in the PRC, service of process on the Company and such foreign directors and officers may be difficult to effect within the United States. Also, our main assets are located in the PRC and any judgment obtained in the United States against us may not be enforceable outside the United States.

 

THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT EXERTS SUBSTANTIAL INFLUENCE OVER THE MANNER IN WHICH WE MUST CONDUCT OUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.

 

We are dependent on our relationship with the local government in the provinces in which we operate our business. The Chinese government has exercised and continues to exercise substantial control over virtually every sector of the Chinese economy through regulation and state ownership. Our ability to operate in the PRC may be harmed by changes in its laws and regulations, including those relating to taxation, environmental regulations, land use rights, property and other matters. We believe that Wuhan Newport’s operations in the PRC are in material compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. However, the central or local governments of these jurisdictions may impose new, stricter regulations or interpretations of existing regulations that would require additional expenditures and efforts on our part to ensure our compliance with such regulations or interpretations. Accordingly, government actions in the future, including any decision not to continue to support recent economic reforms and to return to a more centrally planned economy or regional or local variations in the implementation of economic policies, could have a significant effect on economic conditions in China or particular regions thereof, and could require us to divest ourselves of any interest we then hold in Chinese properties.

 

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Future inflation in China may inhibit our ability to conduct business in the PRC. In recent years, the Chinese economy has experienced periods of rapid expansion and high rates of inflation. Rapid economic growth can lead to growth in the money supply and rising inflation. If prices for our properties rise at a rate that is insufficient to compensate for the rise in the costs of supplies, it may have an adverse effect on profitability. These factors have led to the adoption by Chinese government, from time to time, of various corrective measures designed to restrict the availability of credit or regulate growth and contain inflation. High inflation may in the future cause the Chinese government to impose controls on credit and/or prices, or to take other action, which could inhibit economic activity in China, and thereby harm the market for our products and services.

 

OUR SALES AND OPERATING REVENUE COULD DECLINE DUE TO MACRO-ECONOMIC AND OTHER FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL, SUCH AS CHANGES IN CLIENT CONFIDENCE AND DECLINES IN EMPLOYMENT LEVELS.

 

The real estate and logistics markets in the PRC are susceptible to fluctuations in economic conditions. Our business substantially depends on the prevailing economic conditions in the PRC. Changes in national and regional economic conditions, as well as local economic conditions where we conduct our operations, may result in more caution on the part of market participants and consequently fewer purchases. These economic uncertainties involve, among other things, conditions of supply and demand in local markets and changes in client confidence and income, employment levels, and government regulations. These risks and uncertainties could periodically have an adverse effect on consumer demand for and the pricing of our properties, which could cause our operating revenue to decline. A reduction in our revenue could in turn negatively affect the market price of our securities.

 

LIMITATIONS ON CHINESE ECONOMIC MARKET REFORMS MAY DISCOURAGE FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN CHINESE BUSINESSES.

 

The value of investments in Chinese businesses could be adversely affected by political, economic and social uncertainties in China. The economic reforms introduced in China in recent years are regarded by China’s national government as a way to introduce economic market forces into China. Given the overriding desire of the national government leadership to maintain stability in China amid rapid social and economic changes in the country, the economic market reforms of recent years could be slowed, or even reversed.

 

PRC REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFSHORE SPECIAL PURPOSE COMPANIES BY PRC RESIDENTS MAY SUBJECT OUR PRC RESIDENT SHAREHOLDERS TO PENALTIES AND LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO INJECT CAPITAL INTO OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY, LIMIT OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY’S ABILITY TO DISTRIBUTE PROFITS TO US, OR OTHERWISE ADVERSELY AFFECT US.

 

The SAFE promulgated the Notice on Relevant Issues Relating to Domestic Resident’s Investment and Financing and Roundtrip Investment through Special Purpose Vehicles, or Notice 37, in July 2014 that requires PRC residents or entities to register with SAFE or its local branch in connection with their establishment or control of an offshore entity established for the purpose of overseas investment or financing. In addition, such PRC residents or entities must update their SAFE registrations when the offshore special purpose vehicle undergoes material events relating to material change of capitalization or structure of the PRC resident itself (such as capital increase, capital reduction, share transfer or exchange, merger or spin off).

 

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FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INDIVIDUAL FOREIGN EXCHANGE RULES RELATING TO THE OVERSEAS DIRECT INVESTMENT OR THE ENGAGEMENT IN THE ISSUANCE OR TRADING OF SECURITIES OVERSEAS BY OUR PRC RESIDENT STOCKHOLDERS MAY SUBJECT SUCH STOCKHOLDERS TO FINES OR OTHER LIABILITIES.

 

Other than Notice 37, our ability to conduct foreign exchange activities in the PRC may be subject to the interpretation and enforcement of the Implementation Rules of the Administrative Measures for Individual Foreign Exchange promulgated by SAFE in January 2007 (as amended and supplemented, the “ Individual Foreign Exchange Rules ”). Under the Individual Foreign Exchange Rules, any PRC individual seeking to make a direct investment overseas or engage in the issuance or trading of negotiable securities or derivatives overseas must make the appropriate registrations in accordance with SAFE provisions. PRC individuals who fail to make such registrations may be subject to warnings, fines or other liabilities.

 

We may not be fully informed of the identities of all our beneficial owners who are PRC residents. For example, because the investment in or trading of our shares will happen in an overseas public or secondary market where shares are often held with brokers in brokerage accounts, it is unlikely that we will know the identity of all of our beneficial owners who are PRC residents. Furthermore, we have no control over any of our future beneficial owners and we cannot assure you that such PRC residents will be able to complete the necessary approval and registration procedures required by the Individual Foreign Exchange Rules.

 

It is uncertain how the Individual Foreign Exchange Rules will be interpreted or enforced and whether such interpretation or enforcement will affect our ability to conduct foreign exchange transactions. Because of this uncertainty, we cannot be sure whether the failure by any of our PRC resident stockholders to make the required registration will subject our PRC subsidiaries to fines or legal sanctions on their operations, delay or restriction on repatriation of proceeds of any capital raise into the PRC, restriction on remittance of dividends or other punitive actions that would have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

PRC REGULATIONS RELATING TO ACQUISITIONS OF PRC COMPANIES BY FOREIGN ENTITIES MAY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO ACQUIRE PRC COMPANIES AND ADVERSELY AFFECT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR ACQUISITION STRATEGY AS WELL AS OUR BUSINESS AND PROSPECTS.

 

The PRC State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, issued a public notice in January 2005 concerning foreign exchange regulations on mergers and acquisitions in the PRC. The public notice states that if an offshore company controlled by PRC’s residents intends to acquire a PRC company, such acquisition will be subject to strict examination by the relevant foreign exchange authorities. The public notice also states that the approval of the relevant foreign exchange authorities is required for any sale or transfer by the PRC’s residents of a PRC company’s assets or equity interests to foreign entities, such as us, for equity interests or assets of the foreign entities.

 

In April 2005, SAFE issued another public notice further explaining the January notice. In accordance with the April notice, if an acquisition of a PRC company by an offshore company controlled by PRC residents has been confirmed by a Foreign Investment Enterprise Certificate prior to the promulgation of the January notice, the PRC residents must each submit a registration form to the local SAFE branch with respect to their respective ownership interests in the offshore company, and must also file an amendment to such registration if the offshore company experiences material events, such as changes in the share capital, share transfer, mergers and acquisitions, spin-off transactions or use of assets in China to guarantee offshore obligations.

 

On May 31, 2007, SAFE issued another official notice known as “Circular 106,” which requires the owners of any Chinese company to obtain SAFE’s approval before establishing any offshore holding company structure to facilitate foreign financing or subsequent acquisitions in China.

 

If we decide to acquire a company organized under the laws of the PRC, we cannot assure investors that we or the owners of such company, as the case may be, will be able to obtain the necessary approvals, filings and registrations for the acquisition. This may restrict our ability to implement our acquisition strategy and adversely affect our business and prospects.

 

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CAPITAL OUTFLOW POLICIES IN THE PRC MAY HAMPER OUR ABILITY TO REMIT INCOME TO THE UNITED STATES AND RESTRICTIONS ON CURRENCY EXCHANGE MAY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO UTILIZE OUR REVENUES EFFECTIVELY.

 

The PRC’s government imposes controls on the convertibility of the RMB into foreign currencies and, in certain cases, the remittance of currency out of the PRC. We receive all of our revenue in RMB. Under our current corporate structure, our U.S. holding company may rely on dividend payments from our PRC subsidiary to fund any cash and financing requirements we may have. Under existing PRC foreign exchange regulations, payments of current account items, including profit distributions, interest payments and trade and service-related foreign exchange transactions, can be made in foreign currencies without prior approval from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) by complying with certain procedural requirements. Therefore, our PRC subsidiary is able to pay dividends in foreign currencies to us without prior approval from SAFE by complying with certain procedural requirements. However, approval from or registration with appropriate government authorities is required where RMB is to be converted into a foreign currency and remitted out of China to pay capital expenses such as the repayment of loans denominated in foreign currencies. This could affect the ability of our PRC subsidiary to obtain foreign exchange through debt or equity financings, including by means of loans or capital contributions from us. In the future, the PRC government may also, at its discretion, restrict access to foreign currencies for current account transactions. If the foreign exchange control system prevents us from obtaining sufficient foreign currencies to satisfy our foreign currency demands, we may not be able to pay dividends in foreign currencies to our stockholders.

 

The majority of our revenue would be and operating expenses are denominated in RMB. The PRC government imposes controls on the convertibility of the RMB into foreign currencies and, in certain cases, the remittance of currency out of the PRC. Pursuant to the Foreign Currency Administration Rules, promulgated on January 29, 1996 and amended on January 14, 1997, and various regulations issued by SAFE and other relevant PRC government authorities, RMB is freely convertible only to the extent of current account items, such as trade-related receipts and payments, interest and dividends. Capital account items, such as direct equity investments, loans and repatriation of investments, require the prior approval from SAFE or its local branch for conversion of RMB into a foreign currency such as U.S. dollars, and remittance of the foreign currency outside the PRC. Shortages in the availability of foreign currency may restrict the ability of our PRC subsidiary to remit sufficient foreign currency to pay dividends or other payments to us, or otherwise satisfy its foreign currency-denominated obligations. Currently, our PRC subsidiary and its affiliates may purchase foreign exchange for settlement of “current account transactions,” including payment of dividends to us and payment of licensing fees and service fees to foreign licensors and service providers, without the approval of SAFE. However, approval from the SAFE or its local branch is required where RMB is to be converted into foreign currency and remitted out of China to pay capital expenses, such as the repayment of loans denominated in foreign currencies.

 

BECAUSE OUR FUNDS ARE HELD IN BANKS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE INSURANCE, THE FAILURE OF ANY BANK IN WHICH WE DEPOSIT OUR FUNDS MAY AFFECT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE.

 

Banks and other financial institutions in the PRC do not provide insurance for funds held on deposit. As a result, in the event of a bank failure, we may not have access to funds on deposit. Depending upon the amount of money we maintain in a bank that fails, our inability to have access to our cash may impair our operations, and, if we are not able to access funds to pay our suppliers, employees and other creditors, we may be unable to continue to operate.

 

IF WE ARE UNABLE TO OBTAIN BUSINESS INSURANCE IN THE PRC, WE MAY NOT BE PROTECTED FROM RISKS THAT ARE CUSTOMARILY COVERED BY INSURANCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

 

Business insurance is not readily available in the PRC. To the extent that we suffer a loss of a type that would normally be covered by insurance in the United States, such as general liability insurance, we would incur significant expenses in both defending any action and in paying any claims that result from a settlement or judgment. We have not obtained fire, casualty and theft insurance, and there is no insurance coverage for our furniture or buildings in China. Any losses incurred by us will have to be borne by us without any assistance, and we may not have sufficient capital to cover material damage to, or the loss of, our facilities due to fire, severe weather, flood or other causes, and such damage or loss may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, business and prospects.

 

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UNDER THE NEW ENTERPRISE INCOME TAX LAW, WE MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS A “RESIDENT ENTERPRISE” OF CHINA. SUCH CLASSIFICATION MAY RESULT IN UNFAVORABLE TAX CONSEQUENCES TO US AND OUR NON-PRC SHAREHOLDERS. 

 

China passed a New Enterprise Income Tax Law, or the New EIT Law, which became effective on January 1, 2008. Under the New EIT Law, an enterprise established outside of China with de facto management bodies within China is considered a resident enterprise, meaning that it can be treated in a manner similar to a Chinese enterprise for enterprise income tax purposes. The implementing rules of the New EIT Law define de facto management as “substantial and overall management and control over the production and operations, personnel, accounting, and properties” of the enterprise. In addition, a circular issued by the State Administration of Taxation on April 22, 2009 clarified that dividends and other income paid by such resident enterprises will be considered to be the PRC’s source income and subject to the PRC’s withholding tax. This recent circular also subjects such resident enterprises to various reporting requirements with the PRC’s tax authorities.

 

Although substantially all of our management is currently located in the PRC, it remains unclear whether the PRC’s tax authorities would require or permit our overseas registered entities to be treated as PRC resident enterprises. We do not currently consider our company to be a PRC resident enterprise. However, if the PRC’s tax authorities determine that we are a resident enterprise for the PRC’s enterprise income tax purposes, a number of unfavorable PRC tax consequences may follow. First, we may be subject to the enterprise income tax at a rate of 25% on our worldwide taxable income as well as the PRC’s enterprise income tax reporting obligations. This would also mean that income such as interest on offering proceeds and non-China source income would be subject to the PRC’s enterprise income tax at a rate of 25%. Second, although under the New EIT Law and its implementing rules, dividends paid to us from our PRC subsidiary would qualify as tax-exempt income, we cannot guarantee that such dividends will not be subject to a 10% withholding tax, as the PRC authorities responsible for enforcing the withholding tax have not yet issued guidance with respect to the processing of outbound remittances to entities that are treated as resident enterprises for the PRC’s enterprise income tax purposes. Finally, dividends paid to stockholders with respect to their shares of our common stock or any gains realized from transfer of such shares may generally be subject to the PRC’s withholding taxes on such dividends or gains at a rate of 10% if the shareholders are deemed to be non-resident enterprises or at a rate of 20% if the shareholders are deemed to be non-resident individuals.

 

PRICE INFLATION IN CHINA COULD AFFECT OUR RESULTS OF OPERATIONS IF WE ARE UNABLE TO PASS ALONG CONSTRUCTION PRICE INCREASES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

 

Inflation in China has continued to rise over the last few years. Because our builders will purchase raw materials from suppliers in China, price inflation has caused an increase in the cost of construction.  Price inflation may affect the results of our operations if we are unable to pass along the price increases to our customers.  Similarly, the purchase and installation of equipment or furniture may increase as a result of these recent inflationary trends, which are expected to continue for the near future. Accordingly, inflation in China may weaken our competitiveness domestically and in international markets.

 

WE MAY RELY PRINCIPALLY ON DIVIDENDS AND OTHER DISTRIBUTIONS OF EQUITY PAID BY OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY TO FUND ANY CASH AND FINANCING REQUIREMENTS WE MAY HAVE, AND ANY LIMITATION ON THE ABILITY OF OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY TO PAY DIVIDENDS TO US COULD HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR ABILITY TO CONDUCT OUR BUSINESS.

 

We are a holding company, and we may rely principally on dividends and other distributions of equity paid by our PRC subsidiary for our cash and financing requirements, which include the funds necessary to pay dividends and other cash distributions to our stockholders and to service any debt we may incur. In the future, if our PRC subsidiary incurs debt on its own behalf, the instruments governing the debt may restrict its ability to pay dividends or make other distributions to us.

 

Under PRC laws and regulations, our PRC subsidiary, as a foreign-invested enterprise in the PRC, may pay dividends only out of accumulated profits as determined in accordance with PRC accounting standards and regulations. In addition, a foreign-invested enterprise is required to set aside at least 10% of its accumulated after-tax profits each year, if any, to fund certain statutory reserve funds, until the aggregate amount of such fund reaches 50% of its registered capital. At its discretion, it may allocate a portion of its after-tax profits based on PRC accounting standards to staff welfare and bonus funds. These reserve funds and staff welfare and bonus funds are not distributable as cash dividends.

 

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Any limitation on the ability of our PRC subsidiary to pay dividends or make other distributions to us could materially and adversely limit our ability to grow, make investments or acquisitions that could be beneficial to our business, pay dividends, or otherwise fund and conduct our business.

 

THE PRC GOVERNMENT MAY ISSUE FURTHER RESTRICTIVE MEASURES IN THE FUTURE.

 

We cannot assure you that the PRC’s government will not issue further restrictive measures in the future. The PRC government’s restrictive regulations and measures could increase our operating costs in adapting to these regulations and measures, limit our access to capital resources or even restrict our business operations, which could further adversely affect our business and prospects.

 

OUR PRC SUBSIDIARY HAS TAKEN THE POSITION THAT IT IS COMPLIANT WITH THE TAXATION, ENVIRONMENTAL, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY RULES OF CHINA, AND IF THAT POSITION TURNS OUT TO BE WRONG, THEY MAY FACE PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE PRC GOVERNMENT.

 

While we believe our PRC subsidiary has been in compliance with PRC taxation, environmental, employment and social security rules during their operations in China, we have not obtained letters from the PRC government authorities confirming such compliance. If any PRC government authority takes the position that there is non-compliance with the taxation, environmental protection, employment and/or social security rules by our PRC subsidiary, they may be exposed to penalties from PRC government authorities, in which case the operation of our PRC subsidiary in question may be adversely affected.

 

IF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA WORSEN, OUR STOCK PRICE MAY DECREASE AND WE MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY ACCESSING THE U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS.

 

At various times during recent years, the United States and China have had disagreements over political and economic issues. Controversies may arise in the future between these two countries. Any political or trade conflicts between the United States and China could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and our ability to access U.S. capital markets.

 

INTERPRETATION OF PRC LAWS AND REGULATIONS INVOLVES UNCERTAINTY.

 

Our core business is conducted within China and is governed by PRC’s laws and regulations. The PRC’s legal system is based on written statutes, and prior court decisions can only be used as a reference. Since 1979, the PRC’s government has promulgated laws and regulations in relation to economic matters such as foreign investment, corporate organization and governance, commerce, taxation and trade, with a view to developing a comprehensive system of commercial law, including laws relating to property ownership and development. However, due to the fact that these laws and regulations have not been fully developed, and because of the limited volume of published cases and the non-binding nature of prior court decisions, interpretation of PRC’s laws and regulations involves a degree of uncertainty. Some of these laws may be changed without immediate publication or may be amended with retroactive effect. Depending on the government agency or how an application or case is presented to such agency, we may receive less favorable interpretations of laws and regulations than our competitors, particularly if a competitor has long been established in the locality of, and has developed a relationship with such agency. In addition, any litigation in China may be protracted and result in substantial costs and a diversion of resources and management attention. All of these uncertainties may cause difficulties in the enforcement of our land use rights, entitlements under our permits and other statutory and contractual rights and interests.   

 

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Risks Related to Ownership of Our Common stock

  

THE MARKET PRICE OF OUR COMMON STOCK MAY BE VOLATILE OR MAY DECLINE REGARDLESS OF OUR OPERATING PERFORMANCE, AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESELL YOUR SHARES AT OR ABOVE THE OFFERING PRICE.

 

The market price of our common stock may fluctuate significantly in response to numerous factors, many of which are beyond our control, including:

  

  actual or anticipated fluctuations in our revenue and other operating results;
     
  the financial projections we may provide to the public, any changes in these projections or our failure to meet these projections;
     
  actions of securities analysts who initiate or maintain coverage of us, changes in financial estimates by any securities analysts who follow our company, or our failure to meet these estimates or the expectations of investors;
     
  announcements by us or our competitors of significant products or features, technical innovations, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, or capital commitments;
     
  price and volume fluctuations in the overall stock market, including as a result of trends in the economy as a whole;
     
  lawsuits threatened or filed against us; and
     
  other events or factors, including those resulting from war or incidents of terrorism, or responses to these events.

 

In addition, the stock markets have experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have affected and continue to affect the market prices of equity securities of many companies. Stock prices of many companies have fluctuated in a manner unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of those companies. In the past, stockholders have filed securities class action litigation following periods of market volatility. If we were to become involved in securities litigation, it could subject us to substantial costs, divert resources and the attention of management from our business, and adversely affect our business.

 

SHORT SELLERS OF OUR STOCK MAY BE MANIPULATIVE AND MAY DRIVE DOWN THE MARKET PRICE OF OUR COMMON STOCK.

 

Short selling is the practice of selling securities that the seller does not own but rather has borrowed or intends to borrow from a third party with the intention of buying identical securities at a later date to return to the lender. A short seller hopes to profit from a decline in the value of the securities between the sale of the borrowed securities and the purchase of the replacement shares, as the short seller expects to pay less in that purchase than it received in the sale. As it is therefore in the short seller’s interest for the price of the stock to decline, some short sellers publish, or arrange for the publication of, opinions or characterizations regarding the relevant issuer, its business prospects and similar matters calculated to or which may create negative market momentum, which may permit them to obtain profits for themselves as a result of selling the stock short. Issuers whose securities have historically had limited trading volumes and/or have been susceptible to relatively high volatility levels can be particularly vulnerable to such short seller attacks. On December 6, 2018, Hindenburg Research published a report that contained various false allegations against the Company, which has resulted in substantial short selling of the Company’s common stock and driven down the market price of our common stock. As of February 27, 2019, the closing price of our common stock as reported on the NASDAQ Stock Market was $0.396, representing a decrease of $11.224 compared to $11.62, the closing price of our common stock as of December 4, 2018.

 

Although we have timely responded to these false allegations and taken actions to protect our shareholders’ interest, including filing a lawsuit against Hindenburg Research and its accomplices, we cannot assure you that such similar false, misleading and defamatory article will not be published again in the future. The publication of any such commentary regarding us in the future may bring about a temporary, or possibly long term, decline in the market price of our common stock. In the past, the publication of commentary regarding us by a disclosed short seller has been associated with the selling of shares of our common stock in the market on a large scale, resulting in a precipitous decline in the market price per share of our common stock. No assurances can be made that similar declines in the market price of our common stock will not occur in the future, in connection with such commentary by short sellers or otherwise

 

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WE DO NOT INTEND TO PAY DIVIDENDS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

 

We currently intend to retain any future earnings to finance the operation and expansion of our business, and we do not expect to declare or pay any dividends in the foreseeable future. As a result, you may only receive a return on your investment in our common stock if the market price of our common stock increases.

  

SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE MARKET PRICE OF OUR COMMON STOCK, AS THE FUTURE SALE OF A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING COMMON STOCK IN THE PUBLIC MARKETPLACE COULD REDUCE THE PRICE OF OUR COMMON STOCK.

 

The market price of our shares could decline as a result of sales of substantial amounts of our shares in the public market, or the perception that these sales could occur. In addition, these factors could make it more difficult for us to raise funds through future offerings of our common stock.

 

JASPER LAKE HOLDINGS LIMITED, OUR MAJORITY STOCKHOLDER, MAY HAVE SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE OVER THE OUTCOME OF MATTERS SUBMITTED TO OUR STOCKHOLDERS FOR APPROVAL, WHICH MAY PREVENT US FROM ENGAGING IN CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS.

 

As of March 1, 2019, Jasper Lake Holdings Limited beneficially owns 52.88% of our outstanding common stock. Mr. Xiangyao Liu, our CEO and President, has sole voting and dispositive power of Jasper Lake Holdings Limited. As a result, this majority stockholder may exercise significant influence over all matters requiring stockholder approval, including the appointment of our directors and the approval of significant corporate transactions. This ownership and control may also have the effect of delaying or preventing a future change in control, impeding a merger, consolidation, takeover or other business combination that may be in the best interest of the Company.

 

IF WE FAIL TO MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROLS, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCURATELY REPORT OUR FINANCIAL RESULTS OR PREVENT FRAUD.

 

The SEC, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, adopted rules requiring every public company to include a management report on such company’s internal controls over financial reporting in its annual report, which contains management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.

 

Our reporting obligations as a public company place a significant strain on our management and operational and financial resources and systems. Effective internal controls, particularly those related to revenue recognition, are necessary for us to produce reliable financial reports and are important to prevent fraud. As a result, our failure to achieve and maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting may result in the loss of investor confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which in turn may harm our business and negatively impact the trading price of our stock. Furthermore, we anticipate that we will continue to incur considerable costs and use significant management time and other resources in an effort to comply with Section 404 and other requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

THERE IS A LIMITED MARKET FOR OUR COMMON STOCK, WHICH MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR HOLDERS OF OUR COMMON STOCK TO SELL THEIR STOCK.

 

On August 18, 2017, the Company our common stock started trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “YRIV”. There is a limited trading market for our common stock. Accordingly, there can be no assurance as to the liquidity of any markets that may develop for our common stock, the ability of holders of our common stock to sell our common stock, or the prices at which holders may be able to sell our common stock. Further, many brokerage firms will not process transactions involving low price stocks, especially those that come within the definition of a “penny stock.” If we cease to be quoted, holders of our common stock may find it more difficult to dispose of, or to obtain accurate quotations as to the market value of our common stock, and the market value of our common stock would likely decline.

 

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WE MAY BE SUBJECT TO THE PENNY STOCK RULES WHICH WILL MAKE SHARES OF OUR COMMON STOCK MORE DIFFICULT TO SELL.

 

We may be subject now and in the future to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules if our shares of common stock sell below $5.00 per share. Penny stocks generally are equity securities with a price of less than $5.00. The penny stock rules require broker-dealers to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC which provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer must also provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. The bid and offer quotations, and the broker-dealer and salesperson compensation information must be given to the customer orally or in writing prior to completing the transaction and must be given to the customer in writing before or with the customer’s confirmation.

 

In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction, the broker dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. The penny stock rules are burdensome and may reduce purchases of any offerings and reduce the trading activity for shares of our common stock. As long as our shares of common stock are subject to the penny stock rules, the holders of such shares of common stock may find it more difficult to sell their securities.

 

IF A MORE ACTIVE TRADING MARKET FOR OUR COMMON STOCK DEVELOPS, THE MARKET PRICE OF OUR COMMON STOCK IS LIKELY TO BE HIGHLY VOLATILE AND SUBJECT TO WIDE FLUCTUATIONS, AND HOLDERS OF OUR COMMON STOCK MAY BE UNABLE TO SELL THEIR SHARES AT OR ABOVE THE PRICE AT WHICH THEY WERE ACQUIRED.

 

The market price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations in response to a number of factors that are beyond our control, including:

 

  quarterly variations in our revenues and operating expenses;

 

  developments in the financial markets and worldwide economies;

 

  announcements of innovations or new products or services by us or our competitors;

 

  announcements by the PRC government relating to regulations that govern our industry;

 

  significant sales of our common stock or other securities in the open market;

 

  variations in interest rates;

 

  changes in the market valuations of other comparable companies; and

 

  changes in accounting principles.

 

In addition, the market for Chinese companies that went public in the U.S. through reverse mergers, such as ours, is currently extremely volatile primarily due to recent allegations and, in some instances, findings of fraud among some of these companies.  If a stockholder were to file a class action suit against us following a period of volatility in the price of our securities, we would incur substantial legal fees and our management’s attention and resources would be diverted from operating our business to responding to such litigation, which may harm our business and reputation.

 

THE RIGHTS OF THE HOLDERS OF OUR COMMON STOCK MAY BE IMPAIRED BY THE POTENTIAL ISSUANCE OF PREFERRED STOCK.

 

Our Board of Directors has the right to create a new series of preferred stock. As a result, the Board of Directors may, without stockholder approval, issue preferred stock with voting, dividend, conversion, liquidation or other rights that may adversely affect the voting power and equity interest of the holders of our common stock. Although we have no present intention to issue any additional shares of preferred stock or to create any new series of preferred stock, we may issue such shares in the future.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Copies of the following documents are included as exhibits to this report pursuant to Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

 

Exhibit No.   Title of Document
31.1   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
31.2   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
32.1   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 **+
32.2   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 **+
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Schema Document
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document

 

+ In accordance with SEC Release 33-8238, Exhibits 32.1 and Exhibit 32.2 are being furnished and not filed.
* Filed herewith.
** Furnished 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.

 

  YANGTZE RIVER PORT AND LOGISTICS LIMITED
     
Dated: May 3, 2019 By: /s/ Xiangyao Liu
    Xiangyao Liu
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
Dated: May 3, 2019 By: /s/ Tsz-Kit Chan
    Tsz-Kit Chan
    Chief Financial Officer
   

(Principal Financial Officer and

Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

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