Quarterly Report (10-q)

Date : 05/20/2013 @ 7:16PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Erf Wireless, Inc. (PN) (ERFB)
Quote : 0.00594  0.00064 (12.08%) @ 10:00PM

Quarterly Report (10-q)

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

S QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013

 

OR

 

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

 

ERF WIRELESS, INC.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   000-27467   76-0196431
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

2911 SOUTH SHORE BOULEVARD, SUITE 100, LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS 77573
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (281) 538-2101

 

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

Yes S      No £

 

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

Yes S      No £

 

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


Large accelerated filer £          Accelerated filer £
Non-accelerated filer £            Smaller reporting company S

 

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

Yes £      No S

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. 9,633,440 common shares issued and outstanding as of May 17, 2013

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
MARCH 31, 2013, AND DECEMBER 31, 2012
($ in thousands except share data)

 

    March 31,   December 31,
    2013   2012
    (Unaudited)    
ASSETS  
Current assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 56     $ 118  
Accounts receivable, net     845       828  
Accounts receivable, other     364       346  
Inventories     385       377  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     39       35  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     304       221  
Total current assets     1,993       1,925  
                 
Property and equipment                
Property and equipment     11,729       11,644  
Less: accumulated depreciation     (7,999 )     (7,511 )
Net property and equipment     3,730       4,133  
                 
Goodwill     176       176  
Other assets     36       37  
                 
Total assets   $ 5,935     $ 6,271  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  
Current liabilities:                
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt   $ 1,079     $ 1,358  
Current portion of long-term capital leases     183       169  
Accounts payable   $ 1,025     $ 1,226  
Accrued expenses     740       1,120  
Derivative liabilities     610       492  
Deferred revenue     14       20  
Total current liabilities     3,651       4,385  
                 
Line of credit (LOC)     3,379       3,168  
Long-term debt, net of current portion     1,418       1,419  
Long-term capital leases, net of current portion     167       214  
Total liabilities     8,615       9,186  
                 
Commitments                
                 
Shareholders’ deficit:                
Preferred stock  -  $0.001 par value, 25,000,000  authorized Series A designated 10,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, 8,426,982 and 8,426,982 shares, respectively     8       8  
Common stock  -  $0.001 par value authorized 975,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, 8,281,809 and 5,487,072 shares, respectively     8       6  
Additional paid in capital     54,873       52,987  
Accumulated deficit     (57,668 )     (56,012 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (32 )     (32 )
Total ERF Wireless, Inc. shareholders’ deficit     (2,811 )     (3,043 )
Non-controlling interest     131       128  
Total shareholders’ deficit     (2,680 )     (2,915 )
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit   $ 5,935     $ 6,271  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)
($ in thousands except loss per share)

 

    2013   2012
Sales:                
Products   $ 11     $ 107  
Services     1,902       1,541  
Total sales     1,913       1,648  
                 
Cost of goods sold:                
Products and integration services     394       455  
Rent, repairs and maintenance     194       127  
Depreciation     436       286  
Total cost of goods sold     1,024       868  
Gross profit     889       780  
                 
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative     1,977       1,411  
Depreciation     52       53  
Gain on sale of assets     (11 )      
Total operating expenses     2,018       1,464  
Loss from operations     (1,129 )     (684 )
                 
Other income (expenses):                
Interest expense, net     (758 )     (359 )
Derivative income     234       83  
Total other (expense) income     (524 )     (276 )
Consolidated net loss     (1,653 )     (960 )
Net increase attributable to non-controlling interest     (3 )     (5 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.     (1,656 )     (965 )
                 
Other comprehensive loss:                
Unrealized loss on securities held for resale           (4 )
Total other comprehensive loss           (4 )
Total comprehensive loss   $ (1,656 )   $ (969 )
                 
Basic loss per common share:                
Net loss   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.40 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.40 )
                 
Diluted loss per common share:                
Net loss   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.40 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.40 )

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)
($ in thousands)

 

    2013   2012
         
Cash flows from operating activities                
Net loss   $ (1,653 )   $ (960 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:                
Gain on sale of assets     (11 )      
Amortization of debt discount     350       93  
Depreciation and amortization     488       339  
Stock issued for services rendered, interest  and compensation     496        
Derivative income     (234 )     (83 )
Bad debt expense     1        
Changes in:                
Accounts receivable, net     (18 )     (147 )
Accounts receivable, other     (18 )     (26 )
Inventories     (14 )     (80 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     9       117  
Costs and profits in excess of billings     (4 )      
Accounts payable     (201 )     26  
Accrued expenses     (294 )     117  
Deferred liability and revenue     (6 )     (2 )
Total adjustment     544       354  
Net cash used by operating activities     (1,109 )     (606 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities                
Purchase of property and equipment     (85 )     (526 )
Proceeds from sale of assets     17        
Change in other assets     1       33  
Net cash used by investing activities     (67 )     (493 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities                
Net proceeds from line of credit     566       137  
Proceeds from long-term debt obligations     1,200       560  
Payment of long-term debt obligations     (618 )     (3 )
Payment on capital lease obligations     (34 )     (37 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     1,114       657  
                 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     (62 )     (442 )
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period     118       591  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period   $ 56     $ 149  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:                
Net cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 87     $ 173  
Income taxes   $     $  
                 
Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Conversion of debt through issuance of common stock   $ 968     $ 130  
Conversion of LOC and interest through issuance of common stock   $ 440     $ 500  
Unrealized loss on securities held for resale   $     $ 4  
Transfer of subsidiary equity to non-controlling interest   $     $ 103  
Property and equipment financed with debt and capital leases   $     $ 37  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE PERIODS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012
(in thousands)

 

 

    Common Stock   Preferred Stock Additional Paid in   Accumulated   Accumulated Comprehensive   Non-controlling   Total Shareholders’
    Shares   Value   Shares   Value   Capital   Deficit   Income   Interest   Deficit
                                     
Total shareholders’ deficit as of December 31, 2011     2,161     $ 2       8,579     $ 9     $ 49,121     $ (51,198 )   $ (25 )   $     $ (2,091 )
                                                                         
Net loss                                   (4,814 )           21       (4,793 )
                                                                         
New stock issued to shareholders:                                                                        
Conversion of preferred stock to common stock     270             (270 )     (1 )     1                          
For services, compensation and interest     440       1                   620                         621  
For retirement of debt     393       1                   534                         535  
Conversion of LOC and interest to preferred stock                 118             124                         124  
Stock based compensation                                                      
Conversion of LOC and interest to common stock     2,223       2                   2,587                         2,589  
Transfer of subsidiary equity to non-controlling interest                                                 107       107  
Unrealized loss on securities held for resale                                         (7 )           (7 )
                                                                         
Total shareholders’ deficit as of December 31, 2012     5,487       6       8,427       8       52,987       (56,012 )     (32 )     128       (2,915 )
                                                                         
                                                                         
Net loss                                   (1,656 )           3       (1,653 )
                                                                         
New stock issued to shareholders:                                                                        
For services, compensation, interest and prepaids     753                         496                         496  
For retirement of debt     1,265       1                   967                         968  
Conversion of LOC and interest to common stock     777       1                   439                         440  
Derivative liability                             (16 )                       (16 )
                                                                         
Total shareholders’ deficit  as of March 31,  2013 (unaudited)     8,282     $ 8       8,427     $ 8     $ 54,873     $ (57,668 )   $ (32 )   $ 131     $ (2,680 )

 

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Nature of the Company

 

ERF Wireless, Inc. (“Company” or “ERF Wireless”) provides critical infrastructure wireless broadband communications products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in primarily rural oil and gas exploration areas of North America. We also provide high quality broadband services and critical communications services to residential, oil and gas, educational, health care, and regional banks in rural areas utilizing our Company owned and operated wireless networks. As a total comprehensive solutions provider we offer a wide array of critical communications services including high speed broadband, voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone and facsimile service, and video security.

 

Historically, our revenues have been generated primarily from wireless internet and network construction services. Our Internet revenues have resulted from our offering of broadband and basic communications services to residential and enterprise customers. Our construction revenues typically have consisted of revenues generated from the construction of bank, educational, and healthcare networks and other services associated with providing wireless products and services to the regional banking, educational and healthcare industries.

 

Our internet revenues are recorded in “ERF Wireless Bundled Services, Inc. (WBS)”, revenues from construction of bank, healthcare and educational networks in our “ERF Enterprise Network Services, Inc. (ENS)” and wireless broadband products and services to rural oil and gas locations are recorded in “Energy Broadband, Inc. (EBI)”. Please refer to segment footnote 12 for additional information regarding segment operations.

 

Basis of Accounting

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and the results of operations for the interim periods presented have been reflected herein. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Notes to the consolidated financial statements which would substantially duplicate the disclosure contained in the audited consolidated financial statements for the most recent fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 as reported in form 10-K have been omitted.

 

Non-controlling Interest

 

Non-controlling interest in our majority owned subsidiary EBI, is included in the equity section of the consolidated balance sheets. Non-controlling interest represents 3.63% of the equity of EBI and any transfer of value from ERF to non-controlling interest holders. Non-controlling interest is adjusted for the non-controlling interest holders’ proportionate share of the earnings or losses of EBI. Any excess losses applicable to the non-controlling interests have been and are borne by the Company as there is no obligation of the non-controlling interests to fund any losses in excess of their original investment. There is also no obligation or commitment on the part of the Company to fund operating losses of any subsidiary whether wholly-owned or majority-owned.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain amounts in the 2012 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2013 financial presentation. These reclassifications have no impact on the total comprehensive loss.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not anticipate that the recently issued but not yet effective accounting pronouncements will materially impact the Company’s financial condition.

 

NOTE 2 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

Accounts receivable consists of the following (in thousands):

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2013     2012  
Accounts receivable   $ 856     $ 838  
Allowance for doubtful accounts     (11 )     (10 )
Accounts receivable, net   $ 845     $ 828  

 

NOTE 3 - INVENTORIES

 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market. The cost is determined by using the average cost method. Inventories consist of the following items as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, in thousands:

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2013     2012  
Raw material   $ 45     $ 46  
Work in process     90       115  
Finished goods     250       216  
Total inventory   $ 385     $ 377  

 

NOTE 4 - DEBT CONVERSION

 

(a) Line of Credit

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 777,825 shares of its Common Stock (as defined below) for the settlement of $338,208 of principal and $101,792 of accrued interest for a total amount of $440,000 owed to Angus Capital Partners. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $0.56 per share calculated based on the closing price the day the debt was settled. See Note 9 for additional information on this facility.

 

(b) Other Debt

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 1,263,974 and 408,287 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of principal amount of $968,500 and $196,941 of accrued interest, respectively, for a total of $1,165,441. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $.70 per share calculated based on the closing price the day the debt was settled.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 5 - COMMON STOCK , PREFERRED STOCK AND WARRANTS

 

The total number of shares of stock of all classes which the Company shall have the authority to issue is 1,000,000,000, of which 25,000,000 shall be shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001 per share ("Preferred Stock"), and 975,000,000 shall be shares of common stock with a par value of $0.001 per share ("Common Stock").

 

Common Stock

 

As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, there were 8,281,809 and 5,487,072 shares of its Common Stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 2,794,737 shares of Common Stock which was valued at the closing market price on the date of issuance of such shares, which were issued in lieu of cash as payment for the following (in thousands):

 

March 31, 2013   Supplemental Non-Cash Disclosure  
Professional fees   $ 138  
Services and compensation     160  
Other services rendered     198  
Total for services, compensation and interest   $ 496  
         
Notes payable   $ 968  
Line of credit and interest   $ 440  

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company has 25,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock authorized of which 10,000,000 shares had been designated as Series A Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”). There were 8,426,982 shares of Series A Preferred Shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012. With respect to the Series A Preferred Stock outstanding at March 31, 2013, the Company would be required to issue 8,426,982 shares of its Common Stock upon conversion.

 

ERF Wireless, Inc Distribution of EBI Equities to Non-controlling Interest

 

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had issued 725,611 shares of EBI as a stock dividend and three year warrant expiring December 31, 2014, to purchase 725,611 shares of EBI Common Stock at an exercise price of $4.00 per share and three year warrant expiring December 31, 2014, to purchase 725,611 shares of EBI Common Stock at an exercise price of $6.00; such issuances are valued at $107,000. The Company expects to issue the remaining stock dividends on 2013. No stock dividends were issued during the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Warrants

 

During 2013, the Company entered into a convertible promissory note with Tonaquint, Inc for $791,500 and issued five year warrants to purchase 148,406 shares of common stock at $.80 per share, expiring March 2018.

 

The following tables set forth summarized warrants that are issued, outstanding and exercisable for the three months ended March 31, 2013:

 

Warrants Outstanding  
Weighted Average Exercise Price     Expiration
Date
  December 31,
2012
    Issued     Exercised     Expired     March 31,
2013
 
$ 0.80     Mar-18           148,406                   148,406  

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 6 – STOCK PLAN

 

In December 2012, the board of directors adopted a non-qualified stock option plan whereby 450,000 shares were reserved for issuance. As of March 31, 2013, 288,420 shares of Common Stock were issued and outstanding to certain employees and consultants for services rendered under the plan. This plan is for key employees, officers, directors, and consultants of ERF Wireless, Inc.

 

Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan, December 2012   2013  
    Plan  
Shares initially reserved     450,000  
         
Shares issued during 2012 and 2013     288,420  
         
Remaining shares available to be issued at March 31, 2013     161,580  
         
Shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2013     288,420  

 

NOTE 7 - EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share of Common Stock (in thousands, except per share amount):

 

    For the three months ended March 31, 2013  
    Net loss     Shares     Per-Share  
    (Numerator)     (Denominator)     Amount  
Basic EPS:                        
Net loss   $ (1,653 )     6,837     $ (0.24 )
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   $ (3 )     6,837     $ (0.00 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (1,656 )     6,837     $ (0.24 )
Diluted EPS:                        
Effect of dilutive securities                  
Net loss   $ (1,653 )     6,837     $ (0.24 )
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   $ (3 )     6,837     $ (0.00 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (1,656 )     6,837     $ (0.24 )
                         
                         
      For the three months ended March 31, 2012  
      Net loss       Shares       Per-Share  
      (Numerator)       (Denominator)       Amount  
Basic EPS:                        
Net loss   $ (960 )     2,388     $ (0.40 )
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   $ (5 )     2,388     $ (0.00 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (965 )     2,388     $ (0.40 )
Diluted EPS:                        
Effect of dilutive securities                  
Net loss   $ (960 )     2,388     $ (0.40 )
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   $ (5 )     2,388     $ (0.00 )
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless, Inc.   $ (965 )     2,388     $ (0.40 )

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, dilutive securities existed. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution of security that could share in the earnings of an entity, such as convertible preferred stock, stock options, warrants or convertible securities.

 

The calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2013 does not include 353,086 shares of Common Stock underlying the Bonds (as define below); 148,406 of warrants underlying Tonaquint promissory note and 8,426,982 shares of Common Stock underlying the Series A Preferred Stock, due to their anti-dilutive effect.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

NOTE 8 - MAJOR CUSTOMERS

 

The Company had gross sales of approximately $1,913,000 and $1,648,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The Company had two customers that met the required disclosure of 10% that represented 36% and 13% of the gross sales and 42% and 25% of total accounts receivable during the three months ended March 31, 2013. Additionally, the Company had two customers that met the required disclosure of 10% that represented 43% and 14% of the gross sales and 55% and 20% of total accounts receivable during the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

NOTE 9 – NOTES PAYABLE, LONG-TERM DEBT AND CAPITAL LEASES

 

Notes payable, long-term debts and capital leases consist of the following as of March 31, 2013 (in thousands ):

 

    Terms   Maturity Date   Interest Rate   Gross Balance     Debt Discount     Balance  
Banc leasing, Inc.   $10,660 / Month including interest   January-15   11.62%   $ 210     $     $ 210  
Advantage leasing associates   $7,186 / Month including interest   Various   Various     139             139  
MP Nexlevel LLC   $7,043 / Month including interest   May-14   10.00%     93             93  
Tonaquint   $791,500 / Lump sum payment including interest   September-13   12.00%     792       545       247  
JMJ Financial   $165,000 / Lump sum payment including interest   March-14   12.00%     165       160       5  
Investor financing   $495,000 / Lump sum payment including interest   May-13   12.00%     495             495  
Premium assignment   $1,495 / Month including interest   July-13   6.00%     11             11  
Dakota capital equipment financing   $178,031 / Quarterly including interest   March-16   18.00%     1,623       50       1,573  
E-bond investor notes   3 years/ Semiannual interest (See below)   Various   7.50%     286       212       74  
Line of credit   2 years/ Quarterly interest (See below)   December-15   12.00%     3,379             3,379  
Total debt               $ 7,193     $ 967       6,226  
Less current maturities                                 (1,262 )
Long-term debt                               $ 4,964  
                                     
                                     
    Terms   Maturity Date   Interest Rate     Gross Balance       Debt Discount       Balance  
Banc leasing, Inc.   $10,660 / Month including interest   January-15   11.62%   $ 227     $     $ 227  
Advantage leasing associates   $7,186 / Month including interest   Various   Various     156             156  
MP Nexlevel LLC   $7,043 / Month including interest   May-14   10.00%     111             111  
Investor financing   $765,000 / Lump sum payment including interest   January-13   12.00%     765             765  
Premium assignment   $1,495 / Month including interest   July-13   6.00%     17             17  
Dakota capital equipment financing   $178,031 / Quarterly including interest   March-16   18.00%     1,820       57       1,763  
E-bond investor notes   3 years/ Semiannual interest (See below)   Various   7.50%     687       566       121  
Line of credit   2 years/ Quarterly interest (See below)   December-15   12.00%     3,168             3,168  
Total debt               $ 6,951     $ 623       6,328  
Less current maturities                                 (1,527 )
Long-term debt                               $ 4,801  

 

Line of Credit

 

During December 2012, the Company extended its maturity date of its $12.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Angus Capital Partners, a related party, from December 31, 2013 to December 30, 2015. The terms of the unsecured revolving credit facility allow the Company to draw upon the facility as financing requirements dictate and provide for quarterly interest payments at a 12% rate per annum. The payment of principal and interest may be paid in cash, common shares or preferred shares at the Company’s election. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding balance on the line of credit totaled $3,379,000 with a remaining line of credit available of $8,621,000.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 777,825 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of $338,208 of principal and $101,792 of accrued interest for a total of $440,000 owed to Angus Capital Partners. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $0.56 per share calculated based on the closing price the day the debt was settled.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

E-Series Bond Investor Note

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued to certain accredited investors a principal amount of $300,000 of E-Series bonds (the "Bonds") in addition to the $687,000 which was outstanding at December 31, 2012. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding principal balance of the Bonds totaled $286,000. The Bonds are due and payable upon maturity, a three-year period from the issuance date. Interest on the Bonds is payable at the rate of 7.5% per annum, and is payable semiannually. The Bondholder may require the Company to convert the Bond (including any unpaid interest) into shares of Common Stock at any time only during the first year. If the Bonds are converted under this option, the Company will issue shares representing 100% of the Bond principal and unpaid interest calculated through maturity. The Common Stock issued under this option will be valued at the average closing price of the common shares for the five days prior to the notification. If the Bond is converted within the first year the Company will issue a three-year warrant to purchase one share of EBI Common Stock at a price of $4.00 for every $2.00 of Bond principal.

 

At the Company's discretion at any time after the first year, the Bonds, including the interest payments calculated through the date of conversion may be redeemed in cash or in shares of our Common Stock, valued at the average last sales price over the 20-trading-day period preceding any payment date. If the Company chooses to issue Common Stock as redemption of the Bond principal, we will issue shares representing a value equal to 125% of the Bond principal and shares representing a value equal to 100% of the Bond interest through redemption date.

 

The Bonds were determined to include various embedded derivative liabilities. The derivative liabilities are the conversion feature and the redemption option (compound embedded derivative liability). At the date of issuance of the Bond, compound embedded derivative liabilities were measured at fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. These derivative liabilities will be marked-to-market each quarter with the change in fair value recorded in the statement of operations. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $481,333 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The estimated debt accretion for subsequent years is $39,278, $89,304, and $83,929 for years ending December 31, 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes the convertible debt activity for the period January 1, 2013, thru March 31, 2013:

 

Description   Bonds     Compound Derivative Liability     Total  
Fair value at December 31, 2012   $ 121,446     $ 492,043     $ 613,489  
Fair value issuances during 2013 (principal amount)     300,000             300,000  
Fair value issuances during 2013 (debt discount)     (128,284 )     128,284        
Change in fair value     481,333       (63,976 )     417,357  
Conversions     (701,000 )     (443,611 )     (1,144,611 )
Fair value at March 31, 2013   $ 73,495     $ 112,740     $ 186,235  

 

The Company recorded a net change in fair value of derivatives of $63,976 and a gain on debt redemption of $156,791 for a total net derivative income of $220,767 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Dakota Capital Fund LLC Equipment Financing

 

In November 2011, the Company entered into debt financing agreement with Dakota Capital Fund LLC, for financing of up to $3,000,000. During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company received proceeds of $2,000,000 and had the option of additional funding of $1,000,000 for equipment purchases. This debt facility is secured by certain ERF Wireless assets and there is no prepayment penalty. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding balance on the debt financing agreement totaled $1,623,000 and the Company has elected not to request any additional funds under this credit facility. The payment terms are $178,031 per quarter including interest, at an annual rate of 18% per annum plus 10% of positive operational cash flow as determined on a quarterly basis for repayment of additional principal beginning July 1, 2012. The funding was utilized to purchase equipment to build out networks in oil and gas exploration regions of North America.

 

The Company issued 30,000 shares of Common Stock for the consummation of the initial $2,000,000 debt financing agreement from Dakota Capital Fund LLC resulting in a debt discount of $93,600. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $7,775 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The estimated debt accretion for subsequent years is $25,238 and $24,611 for years ending December 31, 2013, and 2014, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

Tonaquint Convertible Promissory Note

 

On March 5, 2013, the Company entered into a six-month secured convertible promissory note secured debt financing agreement with Tonaquint, Inc. (“holder”), for $791,500, bearing interest at a rate of 12% per annum and maturing September 5, 2013. The note also includes an original issue discount (“OID”) of $65,000 based on the consideration funded, prepaid interest of $71,500 and $5,000 in legal and other expense. The Company also paid holder an origination fee in the amount of $227,500 in 144 Stock (284,375 shares) at the closing bid price on March 5, 2013, plus 50,000 shares (valued at $40,000) of the Company’s Common Stock. The holder may require the Company to convert the outstanding principal balance (including any unpaid interest) into shares of 144 Common Stock at any time during the six-month term of the note or thereafter. The Common Stock issued will be valued using a conversion factor of 80% of the average of the lowest two (2) trading prices for common shares during the twenty (20) trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the conversion date. If the average two (2) lowest trading prices is less than $0.33, then the conversion factor will be reduced to 70%. The holder received the option to purchase five-year warrants expiring March 5, 2018 to purchase 148,406 shares of ERF Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.80 or the per-share price at which the Common Stock is sold in an underwritten public offering that closes on or before the date that is six (6) months from the issue date, as may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of this warrant.

 

The Tonaquint promissory note was determined to include various embedded derivative liabilities. The derivative liabilities are the conversion feature, conversion price reset feature and the redemption option (compound embedded derivative liability). At the date of issuance of the Tonaquint note, compound embedded derivative liabilities were measured at fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. These derivative liabilities will be marked-to-market each quarter with the change in fair value recorded in the statement of operations. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $43,762 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The estimated debt accretion for the remainder of 2013 is $544,962.

 

The following table summarizes the convertible debt activity for the period March 5, 2013, through March 31, 2013:

 

Description   Tonaquint     Warrant Compound Derivative Liability     Compound Derivative Liability     Total  
Fair value issuances at inception   $ 791,500     $     $     $ 791,500  
Fair value issuances during 2013 (debt discount)     (588,724 )     16,400       256,224       (316,100 )
Change in fair value     43,762       1,974       1,294       47,030  
Conversions during                          
Fair value at March 31, 2013   $ 246,538     $ 18,374     $ 257,518     $ 522,430  

 

The Company recorded a net change in fair value of derivatives expense of $3,268 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

The compound derivative liability associated with the warrants issued was $18,374 as of March 31, 2013.

 

JMJ Financial Convertible Promissory Note

 

On March 20, 2013, the Company entered into a one year unsecured promissory note debt financing agreement with JMJ Financial for (“JMJ”) up to $500,000 at the sole discretion of additional consideration with the Lender. The note includes a 10% original issue discount that is prorated based on the consideration funded. As of March 20, 2013 the Company received funding of $150,000, bearing interest at a rate of 12% per annum and maturing in one year from the effective date of each payment. The conversion price is the lesser of $0.59 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days previous to the conversion.

 

The JMJ promissory note was determined to include various embedded derivative liabilities. The derivative liabilities are the conversion feature, conversion price reset feature and the redemption option (compound embedded derivative liability). At the date of issuance of the JMJ note, compound embedded derivative liabilities were measured at fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. These derivative liabilities will be marked-to-market each quarter with the change in fair value recorded in the statement of operations. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $4,973 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The estimated debt accretion for subsequent years is $55,869 and $55,691 for years ending December 31, 2013 and 2014, respectively.

 

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

The following table summarizes the convertible debt activity for the period March 20, 2013, through March 31, 2013:

 

Description   JMJ     Compound Derivative Liability     Total  
Fair value issuances at inception   $ 165,000     $     $ 165,000  
Fair value issuances during 2013 (debt discount)     (165,000 )     203,420       38,420  
Change in fair value     4,973       18,209       23,182  
Conversions during                  
Fair value at March 31, 2013   $ 4,973     $ 221,629     $ 226,602  

 

The Company recorded a net change in fair value of derivatives expense of $18,209 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

 

Investor Financing

 

On July 13, 2012, the Company entered into a three-month secured debt financing agreement with individuals for $1,000,000 with an interest rate of 12% per annum. Under the agreement, as amended, the maturity date was extended to May1, 2013. Both parties under the amendment agreed to apply the Dakota Capital Fund payment of $181,235 including interest as a subset to the bridge note incurring an interest rate at .5% interest per day on a 360 day calendar year. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding principal balance totaled $495,000.

 

Capital Leases

 

Banc Leasing Inc. Included in property and equipment at March 31, 2013, the cost of the equipment was $611,000 and the accumulated amortization was $208,724. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in depreciation expense. The equipment is the primary collateral securing the financing.

 

Advantage Leasing Inc. Included in vehicles at March 31 2013, the cost of the vehicles was $141,039 and the accumulated amortization was $56,000. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in depreciation expense. The vehicles are the primary collateral securing the financing.

 

The following is a schedule by years of future minimum lease payments under capital leases together with the present value of the net minimum lease payments as of March 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 

Year Ending December 31,  
2013   $ 161  
2014     203  
2015     26  
Thereafter      
Total minimum lease payments     390  
Less amount representing interest     (40 )
Present value of net minimum lease payments     350  
Current maturities of capital lease obligations     (183 )
Long-term portion of capital lease obligations   $ 167  

 

NOTE 10 - COMMITMENTS

 

Leases and License Agreements

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, rental expenses of approximately $299,000 and $216,000, respectively, were incurred. The Company accounts for rent expense under leases that provide for escalating rentals over the related lease term on a straight-line method. The Company occupies office and tower facilities under several non-cancelable operating lease agreements expiring at various dates through December 2018, and requiring payment of property taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

Future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases as of December 31, 2013 were as follows (in

thousands):

 

Year Ending December 31,   Amount  
2013     352  
2014     407  
2015     401  
2016     385  
Thereafter     8  
Total   $ 1,553  

 

Banc Leasing Inc.

 

During August 2007, the Company entered into a contract with Banc Leasing Inc. to fund the Company’s US-Banknet System. Each funding is collateralize by the equipment and normally is repaid over a seven year period with interest established at the date of the inception of the lease. Each lease has a $1 buyout provision. The details of the capital lease are included in Note 9.

 

NOTE 11 – COSTS AND ESTIMATED EARNINGS IN EXCESS OF BILLINGS ON UNCOMPLETED CONTRACTS

 

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts for the three months ended March 31, 2013, are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

    March 31,  
    2013  
Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts   $ 23  
Estimated profit     16  
Gross revenue     39  
Less: billings to date      
Costs and profit in excess of billings   $ 39  

 

 

Such amounts are included in the accompanying balance sheet at March 31, 2013, are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

    March 31,  
    2013  
Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   $ 39  
         
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts      
         
    $ 39  

 

NOTE 12 - INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

 

This summary reflects the Company's current segments, as described below.

 

Energy Broadband, Inc. (EBI)

 

EBI provides wireless connectivity to rural oil and gas locations primarily via Mobile Broadband Trailers (“MBTs”). EBI provides wireless broadband products and services focusing primarily on commercial customers providing high speed bandwidth to rural North America to serve the oil and gas sector. All sales from external customers are located within the United States.

 

Wireless Bundled Services Division (WBS)

 

WBS provides wireless broadband products and services to commercial and individual customers throughout the wireless industry. The company is in the early stages of building and acquiring a seamless wireless broadband network in certain regions of North America to serve private entities, cities, municipalities and the general public. All sales from external customers are located within the United States.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2013
(Unaudited)

 

 

Enterprise Network Services (ENS)

 

ENS provides product and service to operate an enterprise-class encrypted wireless banking network business. Also, ENS provides the CryptoVue System consisting of software, site-based hardware devices and servers to perform network encryption; contracts for the construction, operation, monitoring and maintenance of fixed wireless networks for banking, healthcare and educational customers; trade names, equipment and software, including the software architecture and design. All sales from external customers are located within the United States.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2013   EBI     WBS     ENS     Total Segment     ERF Corporate     Total Consolidated  
Revenue   $ 1,205     $ 610     $ 98     $ 1,913     $     $ 1,913  
Segment income (loss) from operations     109       (322 )     (20 )     (233 )     (896 )     (1,129 )
Total assets     3,065       1,873       606       5,544       391       5,935  
Capital expenditures     10       61             71       14       85  
Depreciation     215       207       59       481       7       488  
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012     EBI       WBS       ENS       Total Segment       ERF Corporate       Total Consolidated  
Revenue   $ 1,013     $ 569     $ 66     $ 1,648     $     $ 1,648  
Segment income (loss) from operations     160       (49 )     (91 )     20       (704 )     (684 )
Total assets     3,160       2,056       769       5,985       346       6,331  
Capital expenditures     331       225             556       7       563  
Depreciation     154       113       58       325       14       339  

 

Reconciliation of Segment Assets to Total Assets   March 31,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
Total segment assets   $ 5,544     $ 5,989  
Total corporate assets     391       282  
Total assets   $ 5,935     $ 6,271  

 

The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments based on income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation expense, accounting changes and non-recurring items.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, two customers accounted for $695,000 and $257,000 of EBI revenues each.

 

NOTE 13 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Subsequent to March 31, 2013, the Company issued 1,351,631 shares of common stock valued at approximately $780,000 for services rendered, and conversion of debt.

 

The Company is in negotiations of extending the investor financing note through third quarter 2013.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OR PLAN OF OPERATIONS

 

This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) should be read in conjunction with the other sections of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, including the financial statements.

 

OUR MARKETS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY

 

Our Company provides critical infrastructure wireless broadband communication products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in primarily rural oil and gas exploration areas of North America. We plan to devote a majority of our financial and personnel resources to develop a long term, internet solution for the energy industry in North America and Canada. The Company’s recent financial results reflect our focus on providing turnkey communications services to the oil and gas industry. These results include but are not limited to the following attributes:

 

 •

The Company reported revenues of $1,913,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to revenues of $1,648,000 for the same prior period quarter ended March 31, 2012; an increase of $265,000 or 16%.

 

 •

We reported gross profit of $889,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $780,000 for the same prior period quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of $109,000 or 14%. This increase reflects the strong operating margins recognized in our oil and gas internet service operations.

 

 •

The Company reported total comprehensive loss of $1,656,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to a total comprehensive loss of $969,000 for the same prior period quarter ended March 31, 2012; an increase of $687,000 or 71%.

 

 •

The Company's Energy Broadband, Inc. subsidiary reported revenues of $1,205,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to revenues of $1,013,000 for the same prior period quarter ended March 31, 2012; an increase of $192,000 or 19%.

.

 •

The Company reported an increase of $554,000 or 38% increase in operating expenses in the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to the same prior period quarter ended March 31, 2012. The increase is primarily related to employment and professional expense associated with a headcount increase of 5 employees and approximately $127,455 in legal and professional fees associated with the ongoing arbitration proceedings with Schlumberger pertaining to disputes to resolve certain financial issues contained in the 2009 exclusive reseller agreement and financing transactions in the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

 

The Company's revenue is generated primarily from the sale of wireless communications products and services, including providing reliable enterprise-class wireless broadband services. The Company recognizes revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectibility is probable.

 

The Company records revenues from its fixed-price, long-term contracts using the percentage-of-completion method. Revenues are recorded based on construction costs incurred to date as a percentage of estimated total cost at completion. The percentage-of-completion, determined by using total costs incurred to date as a percentage of estimated total costs at completion, reflects the actual physical completion of the project. This method of revenue recognition is used because management considers total cost to be the best available measure of progress on the contracts.

 

The Company recognizes product sales generally at the time the product is shipped. Concurrent with the recognition of revenue, the Company provides for the estimated cost of product warranties and reduces revenue for estimated product returns. Sales incentives are generally classified as a reduction of revenue and are recognized at the later of when revenue is recognized or when the incentive is offered. Shipping and handling costs are included in cost of goods sold.

 

Service revenue is principally derived from wireless broadband services, including internet, voice, and data and monitoring service. Subscriber fees are recorded as revenues in the period during which the service is provided.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013, COMPARED TO THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

 

The following table sets forth summarized consolidated financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
($ in thousands)   2013     2012     $ Change     % Change  
Total sales   $ 1,913     $ 1,648     $ 265       16 %
Cost of goods sold     1,024       868       156       18 %
Gross profit     889       780       109       14 %
Percent of total sales     46 %     47 %                
Total operating expenses     2,018       1,464       554       38 %
Loss from operations     (1,129 )     (684 )     (445 )     65 %
Total other income/(expense)     (524 )     (276 )     (248 )     90 %
Consolidated net loss     (1,653 )     (960 )     (693 )     72 %
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest     (3 )     (5 )     2       -40 %
Other comprehensive loss           (4 )     4       -100 %
Total comprehensive loss   $ (1,656 )   $ (969 )   $ (687 )     71 %

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company's business operations reflected an increase in sales for its EBI, WBS and ENS subsidiaries. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company's consolidated operations generated net sales of $1,913,000 compared to prior-year period net sales of $1,648,000. The $265,000 increase in total sales is primarily attributable to $192,000 increased sales in EBI from deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in the oil and gas regions. Service sales increased $361,000 and product sales decreased $96,000. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company had a gross profit margin of 46%, compared to a gross profit margin 47% for the prior year period. The $109,000 increase in gross profit margin is primarily attributed to; (i) approximately $185,000 increase in gross margin in EBI attributable to increased sales associated with deployment of MBT’s in oil and gas regions, (ii) $11,000 increase in gross margins in ENS, and (iii) offset with a $86,000 decrease in gross margin in WBS primarily related to increased depreciation and tower rent cost.

 

SALES INFORMATION

 

Set forth below are tables presenting summarized sales information for our business segments for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

 

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31,  
Business Segment   2013     % of Total     2012     % of Total     $ Change     % Change  
Energy Broadband, Inc.   $ 1,205       63 %   $ 1,013       61 %   $ 192       19 %
Wireless Bundled Services     610       32 %     569       35 %     41       7 %
Enterprise Network Services     98       5 %     66       4 %     32       48 %
Total Sales   $ 1,913       100 %   $ 1,648       100 %   $ 265       16 %

 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, net sales increased to $1,913,000 from $1,648,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The overall increase of 16% was attributable to increased sales of $192,000 in EBI, increased sales of $41,000 in WBS, increased sales in ENS of $32,000. The $265,000 increase in net sales is primarily attributable to $192,000 increased sales in EBI are from deployment of our MBT’s in the oil and gas regions.

 

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COST OF GOODS SOLD

 

The following tables set forth summarized cost of goods sold information for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

 

($ in thousands)   Three Months Ended March 31,  
Business Segment   2013     % of Total     2012     % of Total     $ Change     % Change  
Energy Broadband, Inc.   $ 588       57 %   $ 580       67 %   $ 8       1 %
Wireless Bundled Services     319       31 %     192       22 %     127       66 %
Enterprise Network Services     117       11 %     96       11 %     21       22 %
Total cost of sales   $ 1,024       100 %   $ 868       100 %   $ 156       18 %

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
($ in thousands)   2013     2012     $ Change     % Change  
                         
Products and integration service   $ 394     $ 455     $ (61 )     -13 %
Rent and maintenance     194       127       67       53 %
Depreciation     436       286       150       52 %
Total cost of sales   $ 1,024     $ 868     $ 156       18 %

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, cost of goods sold increased by $156,000, to $1,024,000 from $868,000 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2012. The increase of $156,000 in cost of goods sold is primarily attributable to an increased cost of $8,000 in EBI due to increased depreciation and tower rents for expansion and upgrade of networks for deployment of our MBT’s in oil and gas regions, increased cost in WBS of $127,000 due to increased depreciation and tower rents for expansion and upgrade of networks and increased cost in ENS of $21,000.

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

The following table sets forth summarized operating expense information for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
($ in thousands)   2013     2012     $ Change     % Change  
                         
Employment expenses   $ 1,176     $ 841     $ 335       40 %
Professional services     458       225       233       104 %
Rent and maintenance     123       104       19       18 %
Depreciation     52       53       (1 )     -2 %
Gain on sale of assets     (11 )           (11 )     100 %
Other general and administrative     220       241       (21 )     -9 %
Total operating expenses   $ 2,018     $ 1,464     $ 554       38 %

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, operating expenses increased by 38% to $2,018,000, as compared to $1,464,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, resulting from:

 

· A $335,000 increase in employment expense - primarily attributable to increased employee headcount to 64 at March 31, 2013 from 59 at March 31, 2012;
     
· A $233,000 increase in professional services - primarily attributable to consulting, accounting and legal services;
     
· A $19,000 increase in rent and maintenance;
     
· A $1,000 decrease in depreciation;
     
· A $11,000 gain on sale of assets; and
     
· A $21,000 decrease in other general and administrative.

 

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OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the increase in other expense of $248,000 from the prior year period is primarily attributable to an increase in our interest expense, net on debt obligations totaling $399,000 and offset with a increase in our net derivative income of $151,000 as compared to interest expense, net of $359,000 and derivative income of $83,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The derivative expense/income represents the net unrealized (non-cash) charge during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, in the fair value of our derivative instrument liabilities related to warrants and embedded derivatives in our debt instruments that have been bifurcated and accounted for separately.

 

COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, our total comprehensive loss was $1,656,000 compared to comprehensive loss of $969,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The increased comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as compared to the comprehensive loss for three months ended March 31, 2012 is primarily attributable to the factors described above.

 

CASH FLOWS

 

The Company's operating activities increased net cash used by operating activities to $1,109,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2013, compared to net cash used of $606,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2012. The increase in net cash used by operating activities was primarily attributable to accounts payable and accrued liabilities compared to the prior year.

 

The Company's investing activities used net cash of $67,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2013, compared to net cash used of $493,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2012. The decrease in cash provided by investing activities is primarily attributable to specific targeted oil and gas network upgrades to utilize our MBTs to provide service to our customers.

 

The Company's financing activities provided net cash of $1,114,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2013, compared to $657,000 of cash used in the three months ended March 31, 2012. The cash provided in the three months ended March 31, 2013, was primarily associated with proceeds from debt financings.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

At March 31, 2013, the Company's current assets totaled $1,993,000 (including cash and cash equivalents of $56,000) and; total current liabilities were $3,651,000, resulting in negative working capital of $1,658,000. The Company has funded operations during the last three months primarily through borrowings. These borrowings during the three months ended March 31, 2013 were incurred from the Company's line of credit, net totaling $566,000, and convertible debt financing of $1,200,000.

 

DEBT FACILITIES AND INSTRUMENTS

 

During December 2012, the Company extended its maturity date of its $12.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Angus Capital Partners, a related party, from December 31, 2013 to December 30, 2015. The terms of the unsecured revolving credit facility allow the Company to draw upon the facility as financing requirements dictate and provide for quarterly interest payments at a 12% rate per annum. The payment of principal and interest may be paid in cash, common shares or preferred shares at the Company’s election. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding balance on the line of credit totaled $3,379,000 with a remaining line of credit available of $8,621,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 777,825 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of $338,208 of principal and $101,792 of accrued interest for a total of $440,000 owed to Angus Capital Partners. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $0.56 per share calculated based on the closing price the day the debt was settled.

 

In November 2011, the Company entered into debt financing agreement with Dakota Capital Fund LLC, for financing of up to $3,000,000. During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company received proceeds of $2,000,000 and had the option of additional funding of $1,000,000 for equipment purchases. This debt facility is secured by certain ERF Wireless assets and there is no prepayment penalty. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding balance on the debt financing agreement totaled $1,623,000 and the Company has elected not to request any additional funds under this credit facility. The payment terms are $178,031 per quarter including interest, at an annual rate of 18% per annum plus 10% of positive operational cash flow as determined on a quarterly basis for repayment of additional principal beginning July 1, 2012. The funding was utilized to purchase equipment to build out networks in oil and gas exploration regions of North America.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued to certain accredited investors a principal amount of $300,000 of E-Series bonds (the "Bonds") in addition to the $687,000 which was outstanding at December 31, 2012. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding principal balance of the Bonds totaled $286,000. The Bonds are due and payable upon maturity, a three-year period from the issuance date. Interest on the Bonds is payable at the rate of 7.5% per annum, and is payable semiannually. The Bondholder may require the Company to convert the Bond (including any unpaid interest) into shares of Common Stock at any time only during the first year. If the Bonds are converted under this option, the Company will issue shares representing 100% of the Bond principal and unpaid interest calculated through maturity. The Common Stock issued under this option will be valued at the average closing price of the common shares for the five days prior to the notification. If the Bond is converted within the first year the Company will issue a three year warrant to purchase one share of EBI Common Stock at a price of $4.00 for every $2.00 of Bond principal.

 

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At the Company's discretion at any time after the first year, the Bonds, including the interest payments calculated through the date of conversions may be redeemed in cash or in shares of our Common Stock, valued at the average last sales price over the 20-trading-day period preceding any payment date. If the Company chooses to issue Common Stock as redemption of the Bond principal, we will issue shares representing a value equal to 125% of the Bond principal and shares representing a value equal to 100% of the Bond interest through redemption date.

 

On July 13, 2012, the Company entered into a three-month secured debt financing agreement with individuals for $1,000,000 with an interest rate of 12% per annum. Under the agreement, as amended, the maturity date was extended to May1, 2013. Both parties under the amendment agreed to apply the Dakota Capital Fund payment of $181,235.29 including interest as a subset to the bridge note incurring an interest rate at .5% interest per day on a 360 day calendar year. At March 31, 2013, the outstanding principal balance totaled $495,000.

 

On March 20, 2013, the Company entered into a one year unsecured promissory note debt financing agreement with JMJ Financials for up to $500,000. The note includes a 10% original issue discount that is prorated based on the consideration funded. As of March 20, 2013, the Company received funding of $150,000, bearing interest at a rate of 12% per annum and maturing in one year from the effective date of each payment. The conversion price is the lesser of $0.59 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days previous to the conversion.

 

ISSUANCE OF COMMON STOCK

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we issued to various accredited investors 2,524,437 shares for services rendered and debt conversions. We relied on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act in effecting these transactions. During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we issued 270,300 shares of common stock to employees and business consultants, for aggregate consideration of $220,493 of services rendered, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8.

 

USE OF WORKING CAPITAL

 

We believe our cash and available credit facilities afford us adequate liquidity through March 31, 2014. We anticipate that we will need additional capital in the future to continue to expand our business operations. We have historically financed our operations through private equity and debt financings. We do not have any commitments for equity or debt funding at this time, and additional funding may not be available to us on favorable terms, if at all. As such there is no assurance that we can raise additional capital from external sources, the failure of which could cause us to curtail operations.

 

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

 

As of March 31, 2013, the Company did not have any significant off-balance-sheet arrangements other than certain office and tower facility operating leases requiring minimal commitments under non-cancelable leases disclosed in the Form 10-K.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Major renewals and improvements are capitalized; minor replacements, maintenance and repairs are charged to current operations. Depreciation is computed by applying the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives which are generally three to seven years.

 

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Long-Lived Assets

 

We review our long-lived assets, to include intangible assets subject to amortization, for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such long-lived asset or group of long-lived assets (collectively referred to as "the asset") may not be recoverable. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to:

 

· a significant decrease in the market price of the asset;
     
· a significant change in the extent or manner in which the asset is being used;
     
· a significant change in the business climate that could affect the value of the asset; and
     
· a current period loss combined with projection of continuing loss associated with use of the asset;
     
· a current expectation that, more likely than not, the asset will be sold or otherwise disposed of before the end of its previously estimated useful life.

 

We continually evaluate whether such events and circumstances have occurred. When such events or circumstances exist, the recoverability of the asset's carrying value shall be determined by estimating the undiscounted future cash flows (cash inflows less associated cash outflows) that are directly associated with and that are expected to arise as a direct result of the use and eventual disposition of the asset. To date, no such impairment has occurred. To the extent such events or circumstances occur that could affect the recoverability of our long-lived assets, we may incur charges for impairment in the future.

 

Derivative Instruments

 

In connection with the sale of debt or equity instruments, the Company may sell options or warrants to purchase our common stock. In certain circumstances, these options or warrants may be classified as derivative liabilities, rather than as equity. Additionally, the debt or equity instruments may contain embedded derivative instruments, such as embedded derivative features which in certain circumstances may be required to be bifurcated from the associated host instrument and accounted for separately as a derivative instrument liability.

 

The Company's derivative instrument liabilities are re-valued at the end of each reporting period, with changes in the fair value of the derivative liability recorded as charges or credits to income in the period in which the changes occur. For options, warrants and bifurcated embedded derivative features that are accounted for as derivative instrument liabilities, the Company estimates fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. The valuation techniques require assumptions related to the remaining term of the instruments and risk-free rates of return, our current common stock price and expected dividend yield, and the expected volatility of our common stock price over the life of the option. Because of the limited trading history for our common stock, the Company estimates the future volatility of its common stock price based on not only the history of its stock price but also the experience of other entities considered comparable to the Company.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not anticipate that the recently issued but not yet effective accounting pronouncements will materially impact the Company’s financial condition.

 

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company, as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), we are not required to provide the information mandated by this item.

 

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Our disclosure controls and procedures were designed to provide reasonable assurance that the controls and procedures would meet their objectives.

 

As required by SEC Rule 13a-15(b), we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on the foregoing, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of March 31, 2013, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We are not a party to any material legal proceedings.

 

During 2011, the Company and Schlumberger were unable to resolve certain financial issues contained in the 2009 exclusive reseller agreement through mediation and the Company has availed itself of binding arbitration as mandated in the contract. The binding arbitration process has been initiated in 2011 and has continued in 2013.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed under Item 1 of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on March 29, 2013.

 

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

 

The following transactions were completed pursuant to either Section 4(2) of the Securities Act or Regulation D of the Securities Act. With respect to issuances made pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, the transactions did not involve any public offering and were sold to a limited group of persons. Each recipient either received adequate information about ERF Wireless or had access, through employment or other relationships, to such information, and ERF Wireless determined that each recipient had such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that they were able to evaluate the merits and risks of an investment in the Company.

 

With respect to issuances made pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act, ERF Wireless determined that each purchaser was an "accredited investor" as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act, or if such investor was not an accredited investor, that such investor received the information required by Regulation D.

 

All sales of the Company's securities were made by officers of the Company who received no commission or other remuneration for the solicitation of any person in connection with the respective sales of securities described above. The recipients of securities represented their intention to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view to or for sale in connection with any distribution thereof and appropriate legends were affixed to the share certificates and other instruments issued in such transactions.

 

In January 2013, 1,067,099 shares of Common Stock at average price of $0.75 were issued for services and debt conversions.

 

In February 2013, 316,432 shares of Common Stock at average price of $0.73 were issued for services and debt conversions.

 

In March 2013, 1,140,906 shares of common stock at average price of $0.57 were issued for debt conversions.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULT IN SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit 31   Certification of Chief Executive officer and Chief Financial officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14 (a) and 15d-14 (a), as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
Exhibit 32   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 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 Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith. As provided in Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, this information is furnished and not filed for purposes of Section 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

ERF Wireless, Inc.

 

  By: /s/ H. Dean Cubley
    H. Dean Cubley
    Chief Executive Officer
  Date: May 17, 2013
     
     
  By: /s/ Richard R. Royall
     Richard R. Royall
    Chief Financial Officer
  Date: May 17, 2013

 

 

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