UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
 
☒ ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE
ACT OF 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018
 
OR
 
☐ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number 0-23726
 
ADVANTEGO CORPORATION
 (Name of Small Business Issuer in its charter)
 
Colorado
 
84-1116515
(State of incorporation)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 

3801 East Florida Ave., Suite 400
 
 
Denver,  Colorado   
 
80210
(Address of principal executive office)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (949) 627-8977
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
 Yes ☐ No ☒
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
 Yes ☐ No ☒
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports 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 on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T 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 if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K ☒
 
 

 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See 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 ☐
 
Non-accelerated filer ☐
Accelerated filer ☐
 
Smaller reporting company ☒
Emerging growth company ☐
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by checkmark 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 Act): Yes ☐ No ☒
 
The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the Company on June 30, 2018, was approximately $10,176,500.
 
As of March 29, 2019, the Company had 16,712,819 outstanding shares of common stock.
 
Documents incorporated by reference:                         
None
 
 
 

 
 
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
 
This report includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, which include but are not limited to, statements concerning our business strategy, plans and objectives, projected revenues, expenses, gross profit, income, and mix of revenue. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by us. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “potential,” “believes,” “seeks,” “hopes,” “estimates,” “should,” “may,” “will,” “with a view to” and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.
 

 
 
 

 
 
Item 1. Business
 
Throughout this Annual Report on Form 10-K Advantego Corporation is referred to as “we,” “our,” “us,” the “Company,” or “Advantego.”
 
Advantego Corporation (“Advantego,” formerly Golden Eagle International, Inc., or “GEII”) was incorporated in Colorado on July 21, 1988. GEII had previously engaged in contract gold milling operations primarily in the state of Nevada in the United States. Advantego Technologies, Inc. is a California corporation formed on July 29, 2016. On October 27, 2016, the Company acquired 100% stock ownership of Advantego Technologies, Inc. in exchange for 11,628,636 (post-split) shares of the Company’s common stock. The stock exchange is deemed a reverse merger, as the management and operations of Advantego have continued, and Advantego's management received in the aggregate a majority ownership in GEII as a result of the stock exchange.  Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the Company include the operations of Advantego Technologies, Inc. and Advantego Communications, Inc.
 
On February 1, 2018, we changed our name from GEII to Advantego Corporation and our trading symbol from MYNG to ADGO.  On January 31, 2018, our shareholders approved a 1-for-11 reverse stock split, which was effective February 22, 2018.  Unless otherwise indicated, all per-share information in this report has been adjusted to reflect this reverse stock split.  All references to “the Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” include the operations of Advantego Technologies, Inc. consolidated with Advantego.
 
The Company empowers business innovation as a technical solutions provider developing stand-alone digital and enterprise software products to capitalize on niche opportunities within a specific market. The Company leverages a proprietary Intelligent Solution Platform combining leading third-party technologies with existing data and systems to deliver a turnkey specialized Business Process as a Services (BPaaS) that is both scalable and cost effective.
 
The Company offers a variety of stand-alone products tailored specifically to targeted industries as well as combining these with multiple software applications for large enterprises, affiliate networks and franchise operators delivering comprehensive, all-inclusive, managed bundled solutions.
 
Additional services include Product Design, Engineering and Manufacturing, Custom Enterprise Software development, and Licensing of Intellectual Property from its vast library of strategic partners. This provides a “one-stop-shop” for our customers.
 
 We maintain a small core group of employees and outsource most of our Product Development, Product Maintenance, Sales & Marketing, Accounting, Investor Relations, Legal, and Project Management services. We feel this approach is more cost-effective, provides greater flexibility, and resources can be applied quickly to specific projects and tasks as needed.
 
We launched our field testing of various products and services in May 2017 and commenced fulfillment of a revenue generating contract of our digital signage product to a network of certified auto care collision centers in March of 2018 throughout the United States during the year ended December 31, 2018.  The digital signage allows the auto care collision centers to display, on a large television screen or counter displays, information concerning the center, their certifications and other informational and promotional content associated with the automotive industry.  As of December 31, 2018, we had delivered approximately 930 digital signage controllers to individual auto care collision centers in the Assured Performance Network nationwide.
 
We also provide subscription-based online directory listing services and we are a reseller of software that allows potential customers to better locate an auto collision center or any business, on the internet.  As of December 31, 2018, 25 auto care collision centers were using this software.
 
 
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On February 1, 2018 the Company changed its name to Advantego Corporation and amended Golden Eagle International, Inc.’s Articles of Incorporation accordingly. On February 22, 2018, a 1-for-11 reverse stock split, which was approved by the Company’s shareholders on January 31, 2018, became effective on the OTCQB Market. Unless otherwise indicated, all per share information in this report has been adjusted to reflect this reverse stock split.
 
Other Information
 
As of December 31, 2018, the Company had four full time employees and nine part time employees/contractors. The Company currently outsources most of its software development and marketing requirements to third parties.
 
The Company rents executive office space at 3801 East Florida Ave., Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80210. The Company also rents executive office space at 1 Park Plaza, Suite 600, Irvine, CA 92614 and at 1489 W. Warm Springs Rd., Suite 110, Henderson, NV 89014. on a monthly basis. The combined rent on the Company’s offices in Colorado, California and Nevada ranges from $1,165 - $1,400 per month, depending on the Company’s usage of these spaces.
 
Virtual Office software and VOIP phone services enable the Company’s employees, contracted service providers, and partners to ‘work from anywhere’ while still being centrally connected.
 
The Company files its annual, quarterly, and current reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), copies of which are available at www.sec.gov.  The public may also read and copy any materials that the Company has filed with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549.  
 
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.
 
            
Not applicable.
 
Item 2. Properties.
 
See Item 1.
 
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.
 
None.
 
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
 
None.
 
 
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Item 5.  
Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
 
Our common stock was previously quoted on the Over-the-Counter market under the trading symbol “MYNG” for the period January 1, 2018 to March 21, 2018 when our trading symbol changed from MYNG to “ADGO.”   The following table shows the high and low prices of our common stock during the last two years. These prices represent inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, markdown, or commission, and may not represent actual transactions.
 
  2018
 
 LOW
 
 
 HIGH
 
  First Quarter
  $ 0.66  
  $ 0.97  
  Second Quarter
  $ 0.65  
  $ 2.97  
  Third Quarter
  $ 0.31  
  $ 1.42  
  Fourth Quarter
  $ 0.14  
  $ 1.05  
 
 2017
 
 LOW
 
 
 HIGH
 
  First Quarter
  $ 0.32  
  $ 1.15  
  Second Quarter
  $ 0.44  
  $ 0.99  
  Third Quarter
  $ 0.55  
  $ 0.94  
  Fourth Quarter
  $ 0.68  
  $ 0.94  
 
The foregoing prices reflect a 1:11 reverse stock split which became effective on the OTCQB Market on February 22, 2018.
 
Holders of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends as may be declared by the Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors is not restricted from paying any dividends but is not obligated to declare a dividend. No cash dividends have ever been declared and it is not anticipated that cash dividends will ever be paid.
 
Our Articles of Incorporation authorize our Board of Directors to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock. The provisions in the Articles of Incorporation relating to the preferred stock allow our directors to issue preferred stock with multiple votes per share and dividend rights which would have priority over any dividends paid with respect to the holders of our common stock. The issuance of preferred stock with these rights may make the removal of management difficult even if the removal would be considered beneficial to shareholders generally and will have the effect of limiting shareholder participation in certain transactions such as mergers or tender offers if these transactions are not favored by our management.
 
As of, March 29, 2019 the Company had 16,712,819 outstanding shares of common stock which were owned by approximately 463 shareholders of record.
 
Item 6.
Selected Financial Data
 
Not applicable.
 
 
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Item 7.  
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.
 
During the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 we had revenues of $200,061 and $18,631 respectively. Our general and administrative expenses increased to $1,041,067 for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to $571,549 for the year ended December 31, 2017. This increase was primarily the result of increases in marketing costs, investor relations and insurance.
 
Interest expense during the year ended December 31, 2018 increased to $284,307 from $60,880 during the year ended December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily the result of additional interest on convertible debt needed for operations, prepayment interest penalties and the amortization of debt discount.
 
During the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, we incurred a net loss of $1,253,340 and $616,798 respectively.
 
We do not know of any trends, events or uncertainties that have had, or are reasonably expected to have, a material impact on our revenues or expenses.
 
Our sources and (uses) of cash for the period ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 are shown below:
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash (used in) operations
  $ (964,546 )
  $ (184,070 )
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt
    1,084,273  
    125,000  
Proceeds from sale of common stock and exercise of warrants
    82,625  
    50,000  
Principal payments on convertible notes payable
    (147,750 )
    -  
 
On June 5, 2017, Gulf Coast Capital, LLC, a company controlled by Mark Bogani, a former officer and director of the Company, converted a note in the principal amount of $115,000 into 418,182 shares of the Company’s common stock.
 
On December 4, 2017, we sold 129,870 shares of common stock in exchange for $50,000 in cash at a price of $.385 per share to an independent investor.
 
On February 1, 2018, the Company issued 190,000 shares of common stock based on the stock's approximate trading price of $.80 per share for total value of $152,000.  The shares were issued to an independent consultant for services to be rendered over the six months following issuance. 
 
On March 5, 2018, the Company issued 20,000 shares of common stock to an unaffiliated individual as a finder's fee in connection with the procurement of a variable rate convertible note with an unrelated party as detailed in Note C (d).  The stock was valued at $15,000 based on the per-share stock price of $.75 on the issuance date and recorded as a debt discount that was netted with the underlying convertible note and amortized to interest expense over the length of the note, which was converted in full in May 2018.
 
In May 2018, the Company sold 110,955 shares of common stock to private investors at a price of $.55 per share for a total of$61,025.
 
 
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During August and September 2016, we sold 33,058 shares of our common stock, with warrants to purchase an additional 545,454 shares of our common stock, to a group of private investors for $100,000.  The warrants were issued prior to the reverse merger (See Item 1 of this report) and were subsequently still deemed issued and outstanding. The Series A and B warrants have expired, while the Series C warrants expire on June 30, 2019.  The warrants were originally exercisable at prices between $0.55 and $2.20 share at any time between June 30, 2017 and June 30, 2019.  Each series of warrants was valued using the Black-Scholes Options Pricing Model resulting in total warrant value of $85,833. The remaining proceeds of $14,167 were allocated to the common stock.  Black-Scholes data inputs used to value the warrants are as follows:
 
   
Warrants
 
Stock Price
 
 
Exercise Price
 
 
Expected Life (Yrs)
 
 
Risk-Free Rate
 
 
Warrant Value
 
 
Number of Warrants
 
 
Extended Value
 
Series A (expired)
  $ .275  
  $ .55  
    .75  
    .54 %
  $ .1168  
    181,818  
  $ 21,249  
Series B (expired)
  $ .275  
  $ .1.10  
    1.75  
    .69 %
  $ .1639  
    181,818  
  $ 29,817  
Series C
  $ .275  
  $ 2.20  
    1.75  
    .85 %
  $ .1912  
    181,818  
  $ 34,767  
Total
       
       
       
       
       
       
  $ 85,833  
During May and June 2018, various Series B warrant holders elected to exercise their warrants prior to their June 30, 2018 expiration. As such, the Company issued 19,636 shares of common stock at $1.10 per share for $21,600.
 
The following table represents the warrant activity for the periods presented;
 
 
 
Number of Warrants
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, December 31, 2016
    545,454  
    Granted
    -  
    (Exercised)
    -  
    (Forfeited/expired)
    (181,818 )
Balance, December 31, 2017
    363,636  
    Granted
    -  
    (Exercised)
    (19,636 )
    (Forfeited/expired)
    (162,182 )
Balance, December 31, 2018
    181,818  
 
 
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On October 1, 2018 we issued 20,000 shares of our restricted common stock at $.60 per share to a former employee for sales and marketing services.
 
Debt Conversion
 
As summarized below, various noteholders elected to convert their notes payable into shares of our common stock in accordance with terms of their promissory notes. In addition, in 2018 our former officer, Philip Grey, converted his accrued wages of $38,500 into 95,890 post-split shares of common stock. These shares have been reported as stock issued for accrued wages and are not included in the following table.
 


 
 
Principal
 
 
 
Interest  
 
 
 
Total
Converted
 
 
 
Conversion Rate Per Share
 
 
 
Post-Split Shares Issued Upon Conversion  
 
Gulf Coast Capital
January 8, 2018
  $ 24,090  
  $ 21,376  
  $ 45,466  
  $ .275  
    165,331  
Mark Bogani
January 8, 2018
    12,500  
    188  
    12,688  
    .275  
    46,138  
Stephen Calandrella
January 8, 2018
    25,000  
    375  
    25,375  
    .275  
    92,273  
Clifford Thygesen
January 8, 2018
    100,000  
    6,313  
    106,313  
    .275  
    386,593  
Kevin Curtis
January 8, 2018
    25,000  
    125  
    25,125  
    .275  
    91,364  
Phillip Grey*
January 8, 2018
    12,500  
    375  
    12,875  
    .275  
    46,818  
Carebourn Capital
May 15, 2018
    150,000  
    -  
    150,000  
    .377  
    397,878  
Carebourn Capital
May 22, 2018
    50,000  
    -  
    50,000  
    .493  
    101,419  
Carebourn Capital
May 30, 2018
    77,775  
    7,022  
    84,797  
    .638  
    132,723  
Avcon Services
May 30, 2018
    30,500  
    5,548  
    36,048  
    .275  
    131,083  
Total
 
  $ 507,365  
  $ 41,322  
  $ 548,687  
    -  
    1,591,620  
* On January 8, 2018 Mr. Grey also converted the compensation owed to him for 2016 and 2017 into 95,890 post-split shares of our common stock. The shares were issued at a 50% discount to the market price of the shares which resulted in a fair market value adjustment of $39,553 which was classified as an additional wage expense during the year ended December 31, 2018.
 
 
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See Notes C and G to the December 31, 2018 and 2017 financial statements, which are a part of this report, for a discussion of our notes payable.
 
Other than funding our operating expenses and paying our notes payable, we did not, as of December 31, 2018, have any significant capital requirements.
 
We do not know of any trends, demands, commitments, events or uncertainties that will result in, or that are reasonable likely to result in, our liquidity increasing or decreasing in any material way.
 
Other than the foregoing, we do not know of any significant changes in our expected sources and uses of cash. We do not have any commitments or arrangements from any person to provide us with any equity capital.
 
See Note B to the financial statements included as part of this report for a description of our significant accounting policies.
 
Item 7A.     
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 8.             
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
 
See the financial statements attached to this report.
 
Item 9.  
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
 
On February 21, 2018, the Company dismissed Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, PC as its independent registered accounting firm. On February 21, 2018, the Company engaged Heaton & Company, PLLC, dba Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah, as its new independent registered accounting firm.
 
 
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Item 9A.         
Controls and Procedures.
 
An evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Principal Executive and Financial Officers of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report on Form 10-K. Disclosure controls and procedures are procedures designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as this Form 10-K, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time period specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and is communicated to our management, including our Principal Executive and Financial Officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on that evaluation, our management concluded that, as of December 31, 2018, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. A controls system cannot provide absolute assurance, however, that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.
 
Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting and for the assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. As defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission, internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of our Principal Executive and Financial Officers and implemented by our Board of Directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of our financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
Our Principal Executive and Financial Officers evaluated the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018, based on criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, or the COSO Framework (2013). Management’s assessment included an evaluation of the design of our internal control over financial reporting and testing of the operational effectiveness of those controls.
 
Based on this evaluation, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of December 31, 2018. Due to the following:
 
the lack of formal written documentation relating to the design of our controls.
 
we did not maintain adequate segregation of duties related to job responsibilities for initiating, authorizing, and recording of certain transactions due to the small size of our company.
 
Notwithstanding the above, a  controls system cannot provide absolute assurance that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.
 
 
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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
 
There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Item 9B. Other Information.
 
None.
 
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
 
Our officers and directors are listed below.
 
Name
 Age
Position
 
 
 
Robert W. Ferguson
67
Chief Executive Officer and a Director
Fred Popke
59
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a Director
Tracy A. Madsen
57
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
John J. Carvelli
55
Director
James Mason
48
Director
 
 
Directors are generally elected at an annual shareholders’ meeting and hold office until the next annual shareholders’ meeting, or until their successors are elected and qualified. Executive officers are elected by directors and serve at the board’s discretion.
 
The principal occupations of the Company’s officers and directors during the past several years are as follows:
 
Robert W. Ferguson – Mr. Ferguson serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Advantego Corporation. Mr. Ferguson also serves as President of Advantego Communications, Inc, the company’s sales and marketing subsidiary. Mr. Ferguson’s responsibilities include the strategic planning, business development and overall financial structure of the publicly traded holding Company. Since, 2001 Mr. Ferguson has been the Chairman of First Enterprise Realty Group, Inc., a licensed brokerage firm in California. Since 2001 Mr. Ferguson has been the managing member of CJBS Holdings LLC, d/b/a Integrated Strategic Solutions, a privately-owned consulting and investment company focused in technology and real estate. Since 2011, Mr. Ferguson has been the Chairman of First Enterprise Realty Group, Inc., a licensed brokerage firm in California.
 
 
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Fred Popke – Mr. Popke serves as the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Advantego Corporation. In addition, he serves as President of Advantego Technologies, Inc., the technology subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Popke is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company including the oversight of all product development, licensing agreements, contract implementation, and customer service operations. Since 2009, Mr. Popke has served as the President of Real Estate Services and Technology, a firm engaged in providing custom software solutions for the real estate and financial industries. From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Popke was the Product Director at Commerce Velocity, a firm engaged in developing and delivering enterprise-level underwriting and decisioning software for the financial industry.
 
Tracy A. Madsen was appointed as our Principal Financial and Accounting Officer on July 20, 2018. Mr. Madsen was appointed as our Secretary/Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer on February 13, 2003. On November 12, 2003 he was also appointed as our Vice President - US Administration. Mr. Madsen resigned as an officer in October 2015 and as a director in October 2016. Since 1996 he has provided consulting and administrative services through his company, Avcon Services, Inc. to the software, healthcare, human resources, payroll and aviation industries. Mr. Madsen received a B.A. in Finance from Boise State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
 
John Carvelli has been a Director of the Company since October 28, 2016. Mr. Carvelli serves on the Compensation Committee as its Chairman and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Carvelli has been the Executive Vice President of the Liberty Dental Plan group of companies, a national dental benefits administrator, since 2004. Prior to joining Liberty in 2004, John completed a multi-year project directing a hospital and integrated medical community clinic system   in Los Angeles, CA.
 
James Mason was appointed as a Director on December 17, 2018. Mr. Mason serves on the Audit Committee as its Chairman and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Mason has been a private investor since January 2018. Between 1999 and 2017 Mr. Mason was the Chief Executive Officer of SynerMed , Inc. SynerMed developed customized information technology and business management software for independent physicians. SynerMed offered an internet portal that provided an array of clinical information, practice enhancement and management tools, and online practice and patient management by allowing administrators and physicians to access, store and process information. It also provided an internet portal that offered features to assist in-home supportive service consumers and providers, nurse lines, Medicaid and Medicare programs and ambulatory ICU. In addition to the foregoing, SynerMed offered a platform that allowed health plans to access claims, authorizations and healthcare transactions in real-time. SynerMed ceased operations in early 2018.
 
 
 
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We believe that each of our directors is qualified to serve as a director for the following reasons:
 
Name
Reason
 
 
Robert W. Ferguson
Management experience and experience in raising capital
Fred Popke
Management experience and experience in software development
Tracy A. Madsen
Management and financial reporting experience
John J. Carvelli
Management experience
James Mason
Management experience
 
John J. Carvelli is an independent director as that term is defined in Section 803 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide.
 
James Mason is an independent director as that term is defined in Section 803 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide.
 
We have adopted a code of ethics applicable to our principal executive, financial and accounting officers and persons performing similar functions.
 
 
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Item 11. Executive Compensation.
 
The following table summarizes the compensation earned by our principal executive officers during the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.
 
Name and
 
Fiscal
 
  Salary
 
 
Bonus
 
 
 Stock Awards
 
 
 Option Awards
 
 
Other Annual
Compensation
 
 
  Total
 
Principal Position
 
Year
    (1 )
    (2 )
    (3 )
    (4 )
    (5 )
 
 ($)
 
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
 
Robert Ferguson
 
2018
  $ 120,000  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 120,000  
Chief Executive Officer
 
2017
  $ 120,000  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 120,000  
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
Fred Popke
 
2018
  $ 120,000  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 120,000  
Vice President,
 
2017
  $ 120,000  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 120,000  
Secretary and Treasurer
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
Frank Grey (6)
 
2018
  $ 38,500  
    --  
  $ 39,553  
    --  
    --  
  $ 78,053  
Principal Financial
 
2017
  $ 36,000  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 36,000  
and Accounting Officer
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
Tracy A. Madsen
 
2018
  $ 17,126  
    --  
    --  
    --  
    --  
  $ 17,126  
Principal Financial and
 
2017
    --  
    --
 
    --
 
    --
 
    --
 
    --
 
 Accounting Officer
 
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
(1)The dollar value of base salary (cash and non-cash) earned.
 
(2) The dollar value of bonus (cash and non-cash) earned.
 
(3) 
The value of the shares of restricted stock issued as compensation for services computed in accordance with ASC 718 on the date of grant.
 
(4) 
The value of all stock options computed in accordance with ASC 718 on the date of grant.
 
(5) 
All other compensation received that could not be properly reported in any other column of the table.
 
(6) 
On January 8, 2018 Mr. Grey converted the compensation owed to him for 2016 and 2017 into 95,890 post-split shares of our common stock. The shares were issued at a 50% discount to the market price of the shares which resulted in a fair market value adjustment of $39,553 which was classified as an additional wage expense during the year ended December 31, 2018.
 
 
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Management Changes.
 
On May 24, 2017, Barry Adnams resigned as a director.
 
On May 31, 2018, Frank Grey Resigned as Principal Financial and Accounting Officer and Director.
 
On July 20, 2018 Tracy A. Madsen was appointed Principal Financial and Accounting Officer.
 
On December 17, 2018, James Mason was appointed Director.
 
Long-Term Incentive Plans. We do not provide our officers or employees with pension, stock appreciation rights, long-term incentive or other plans.
 
Employee Pension, Profit Sharing or other Retirement Plans. We do not have a defined benefit, pension plan, profit sharing or other retirement plan, although we may adopt one or more of such plans in the future.
 
Compensation of Directors. During the year ended December 31, 2018, we did not compensate our directors for acting as such.
 
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation. During the year ended December 31, 2018, none of our officers was also a member of the compensation committee or a director of another entity, which other entity had one of its executive officers serving as one of our directors.
 
The following shows the amounts we expect to pay to our officers during the year ending December 31, 2019 and the amount of time these persons expect to devote to our business.
 
 
 
 Projected
 
 
Percent of time to be devoted
 
Name
 
Compensation 
 
 
 to the Company’s business
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert W. Ferguson
  $ 120,000  
    100 %
Fred Popke
  $ 120,000  
    100 %
Tracy A. Madsen
  $ 40,000  
    35 %
 
 
 
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Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management.
 
The following table lists, as of March 29, 2019, the shareholdings of (i) each person owning beneficially 5% or more of the Company’s common stock; (ii) each executive officer of the Company, and (iii) all officers and directors as a group. Unless otherwise indicated, each owner has sole voting and investment power over his shares of common stock.
 
Name and Address
Number of Shares
Percent of Class
 
 
 
Robert W. Ferguson
4,576,454
27.70%
1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
 
 
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
 
 
 
Fred Popke
4,651,454
28.10%
1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
 
 
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
 
 
 
Tracy A. Madsen
64,795
0.40%
17 N. Foxhill Rd.
 
 
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
 
 
 
 
 
John J. Carvelli
--
--
450 Vista Roma
 
 
Newport Beach, CA 92660
 
 
 
 
 
James Mason
--
--
1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
 
 
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Bogani
1,091,010(1)
6.50%
3934 Platte Ave.
 
 
Sedalia, CO 80135
 
 
 
 
 
All Officers and Directors
9,292,703
56.20%
as a group (5 persons)
 
 
 
(1)
A total of 583,510 of these shares are registered in the name of Gulf Coast Capital, LLC, a company controlled by Mr. Bogani.
 
 
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The following table lists, as of March 29, 2019, the shareholdings of each person owning the Company’s Series B preferred stock. Unless otherwise indicated, each owner has sole voting and investment power over his shares of preferred stock:
 
Name and Address
Number of Shares (1)
Percent of Class
 
 
 
Steve Olson
30,000
13%
30-4 Woodland Hills Drive
 
 
Southgate, Kentucky 41071
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Smith
25,000
10%
725 College Terrace
 
 
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
 
 
 
 
 
Stuart Rubin
25,000
10%
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­5876 N.W. 54th Circle
 
 
Coral Springs, FL 33067
 
 
 
 
 
Robert W. Feguson
80,000 (2)
33%
1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
 
 
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
 
 
 
Fred Popke
80,000 (2)
33%
1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
 
 
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
 
 
(1)
Each Series B preferred share is convertible into one-half of a share of the Company’s common stock and is entitled to one vote on any matter submitted to the Company’s shareholders.
 
(2)
Robert W. Ferguson and Fred Popke acquired their shares of Series B Preferred Stock from Gulf Coast Capital, a company that is controlled by Mark Bogani, a former officer and director or the Company.
 
 
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Item 13.  
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
 
We had notes payable to various related parties with principal and accrued interest balances totaling $0 and $90,382, respectively, at December 31, 2018 and 2017. The notes were unsecured, were either due on demand, matured or were paid in full during 2018. The notes accrued interest at 5%-6% and were convertible at the option of the holder into the Company’s common stock at $.275 per share. On January 8, 2018, $107,077 of principal and interest due on these notes was converted to 389,370 shares of common stock.
 
In connection with our acquisition of Advantego, as discussed in Item 1 of this report, the following persons (who, prior to the acquisition, were officers and directors of Advantego and owned 82% of Advantego, collectively) received shares of our common stock in the amounts shown below:
 
 
 
 Number of
 
Name
 
Shares Received (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Robert W. Ferguson
    4,651,454  
Fred Popke
    4,651,454  
 
 
(1)
Reflects 1:11 reverse stock split.
 
As of December 31, 2018, we had accounts payable - related parties totaling $255,250, which is comprised of $224,607 in management wage accruals, $29,618 in software platform license fees owed to a company affiliated with one of our officers. Please see section 11 for a detailed breakdown of expenses paid to officers during the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.
 
Item 14.
Principal Accountant Fees and Services.
 
Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, PC was our principal accountant between October 16, 2016 and February 21, 2018 and audited our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. The following shows the fees we incurred with Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, PC during the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audit Fees
  $ 18,000  
  $ 30,800  
Audit-Related Fees
  $ 1,250  
  $ --  
Tax Fees
  $ 2,250  
  $ --  
 
Audit fees represent amounts billed for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements and reviews of our quarterly financial statements.
 
Audit-related fees represent amounts billed for consents related to regulatory filings, audit/review of financial statements included in our registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and consulting related to the implementation of accounting standards.
 
On February 22, 2018, we engaged Heaton & Company, PLLC, dba Pinnacle Accountancy Group, as our new independent registered accounting firm.
 
 
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2018
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audit Fees
  $ 20,250  
  $ 30,800  
Audit-Related Fees
  $ --  
  $ --  
Tax Fees
  $ 2,250  
  $ --  
 Audit fees represent amounts billed for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements and reviews of our quarterly financial statements.
 
Audit-related fees represent amounts billed for consents related to regulatory filings, audit/review of financial statements included in our registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and consulting related to the implementation of accounting standards.
 
Item 15.           
Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.
 
The following exhibits are filed with this Form 10-K or incorporated by references:
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
3.1
 
Articles of Incorporation. (1)
 
Certificate of Designation for the Series B Preferred Stock. (2)
 
Articles of Amendment (3)
 
Certification by the Principal Executive Officer
 
Certification by the Principal Financial Officer
 
Certifications by the Principal Executive and Financial Officers
 
(1)
Incorporated by reference from our registration statement on Form 10-SB that became effective June 17, 1994.
 
(2)
Incorporated by reference from our 8-K report dated December 29, 2006.
 
(3)
Incorporated by reference from our 8-K report dated September 14, 2007.
 
 
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Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah
(a DBA of Heaton & Co., PLLC)
1438 N. Hwy 89, Ste. 120
Farmington, UT 84025
Ph. 801-447-9572
 
 
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders
Advantego Corporation
Denver, CO
 
Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Advantego Corporation (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the consolidated financial statements). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
Basis for Opinion
 
These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.
 
Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
Emphasis of Matter
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.  The Company has suffered recurring losses and has a negative working capital, which raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.  Management’s plans in regard to these matters are described in Note A. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
 
/s/ Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah
 
We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2018.
 
Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah
Farmington, Utah
March 29, 2019
 
 
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Advantego Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash & cash equivalents
  $ 91,643  
  $ 37,041  
Accounts receivable
    25,400  
    -  
Inventory
    6,499  
    1,000  
Prepaid expenses
    7,607  
    -  
Total current assets
    131,150  
    38,041  
 
       
       
NON-CURRENT ASSETS
       
       
Deferred offering costs
    64,236  
    -  
 
       
       
Total Assets
  $ 195,386  
  $ 38,041  
 
       
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
       
       
 
       
       
CURRENT LIABILITIES
       
       
Accounts payable - related parties
  $ 255,250  
  $ 418,079  
Accounts payable
    16,142  
    27,300  
Deferred revenue
    -  
    4,215  
Accrued interest, convertible notes payable
    28,964  
    7,237  
Acrued interest, convertible notes payable, related parties
    -  
    24,706  
Convertible notes payable (net of unamortized debt discounts of $124,563 and $47,483 and unamortized debt premium of $504,386 and $0 respectively)
    1,355,823  
    102,517  
Convertible notes payable - related parties (net of unamortized debt discounts of $0 and $19,936 respectively)
    -  
    65,676  
Total current liabilities
    1,656,179  
    649,730  
 
       
       
Total Liabilities
  $ 1,656,179  
  $ 649,730  
 
       
       
 
       
       
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
       
       
Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 240,000 issued and outstanding
    2,400  
    2,400  
Common stock, par value $.0001 per share; shares 2,000,000,000 authorized; 16,712,819 and 14,664,718 issued and outstanding respectively
    1,671  
    1,466  
Additional paid-in capital
    567,738  
    163,707  
Accumulated (deficit)
    (2,032,602 )
    (779,262 )
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
    (1,460,793 )
    (611,689 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity (Deficit)
  $ 195,386  
  $ 38,041  
 
       
       
The accompanying footnotes are an integral part of these financial statements.
       
       
 
 
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Advantego Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
REVENUES
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
    200,061  
    18,631  
Cost of Sales
  $ (128,027 )
    (3,000 )
Gross Profit
    72,034  
    15,631  
 
       
       
OPERATING EXPENSES
       
       
General and administrative
    1,041,067  
    571,549  
 
       
       
    Total operating expenses
    1,041,067  
    571,549  
 
       
       
OPERATING (LOSS)
    (969,033 )
    (555,918 )
 
       
       
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
       
       
Interest expense
    (284,307 )
    (60,880 )
 
       
       
     Total other (expense)
    (284,307 )
    (60,880 )
 
       
       
Loss before income taxes
    (1,253,340 )
    (616,798 )
Income taxes
    -  
    -  
NET LOSS ON CONTINUING OPERATIONS
    (1,253,340 )
    (616,798 )
 
       
       
NET LOSS
    (1,253,340 )
    (616,798 )
 
       
       
Basic and diluted (loss) per share on continuing operations
  $ (0.08 )
    (0.04 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted
    16,334,129  
    14,544,099  
 
The accompanying footnotes are an integral part of these financial statements.
   
 
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Advantego Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
 
 
 
 
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock
 
 
Common Stock
 
 
Paid-in
 
 
Accumulated
 
 
 
Shares
 
 
Amount
 
 
Shares
 
 
Amount
 
 
Capital
 
 
(Deficit)
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at December 31, 2016
    240,000  
  $ 2,400  
    14,534,848  
  $ 1,453  
  $ 8,720  
  $ (162,464 )
  $ (149,891 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Common stock issued for cash
    -  
    -  
    129,870  
    13  
    49,987  
    -  
    50,000  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Beneficial conversion feature on
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
convertible note payable
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    105,000  
    -  
    105,000  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Net loss
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    (616,798 )
    (616,798 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Balance at December 31, 2017
    240,000  
  $ 2,400  
    14,664,718  
  $ 1,466  
  $ 163,707  
  $ (779,262 )
  $ (611,689 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Common stock issued for cash and exercise of warrants
       
       
    130,591  
    13  
    82,612  
    -  
    82,625  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Common stock issued for debt
       
       
    1,166,469  
    116  
    427,659  
       
    427,775  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
Common stock issued for debt - related party
 
       
    289,417  
    29  
    79,561  
       
    79,590  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Common stock issued for interest
       
       
    35,781  
    4  
    13,831  
       
    13,835  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
Common stock issued for interest - related party
 
       
    99,953  
    10  
    27,477  
       
    27,487  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Common stock issued for services
       
       
    230,000  
    23  
    218,529  
       
    218,552  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
Common stock issued for accrued officer wages
 
       
    95,890  
    10  
    38,490  
       
    38,500  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Debt premium on convertible notes
       
       
       
       
    (1,309,536 )
       
    (1,309,536 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Amortization of debt premium
       
       
       
       
    805,150  
       
    805,150  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Deferred offering costs
       
       
       
       
    14,236  
       
    14,236  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Write off of related party debt
       
       
       
       
    6,022  
       
    6,022  
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Net loss
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    (1,253,340 )
    (1,253,340 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Balance at December 31, 2018
    240,000  
  $ 2,400  
    16,712,819  
  $ 1,671  
  $ 567,738  
  $ (2,032,602 )
  $ (1,460,793 )
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
The accompanying footnotes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
       
       
       
   
 
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Advantego Corporation              
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows    
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017            
 
           
 
2018
 
 
    2017  
 
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
  
 Net (loss)
  $ (1,253,340 )
  $ (616,798 )
 Amortization of debt discount
    210,108  
    50,884  
 Common stock issued for services
    218,552  
    -  
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities
       
       
 (Increase) in accounts receivable
    (25,400 )
       
 (Increase) in prepaid expenses
    (7,608 )
    -  
 (Increase) in inventory
    (5,499 )
    (1,000 )
 Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
    (11,158 )
    22,800  
 Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue
    (4,215 )
    4,215  
 Increase (decrease) in accounts payable -related parties
    (124,329 )
    345,833  
 Increase in accrued interest, convertible notes payable -related parties
    2,781  
    3,581  
 Increase in accrued interest, convertible notes payable
    35,562  
    6,415  
 
       
       
Net cash flows (used by) operating activities
    (964,546 )
    (184,070 )
 
       
       
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
       
       
 
    -  
    -  
Net cash flows provided by investing activities
    -  
    -  
 
       
       
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
       
       
Proceeds from sale of common stock and exercise of warrants
    82,625  
    50,000  
Proceeds from convertible notes payable
    1,084,273  
    100,000  
Proceeds from convertible notes payable - related party
    -  
    25,000  
Principal payments on convertible notes payable
    (147,750 )
       
 
       
       
 
       
       
Net cash flows (used in) provided by financing activities
    1,019,148  
    175,000  
 
       
       
NET CHANGE IN CASH
    54,602  
    (9,070 )
 
       
       
CASH - BEGINNING OF PERIOD
    37,041  
    46,111  
CASH - END OF PERIOD
  $ 91,643  
  $ 37,041  
 
       
       
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
       
       
Schedule of Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:
       
       
Conversion of convertible notes payable into common stock
  $ 427,775  
  $ -  
Conversion of convertible notes payable - related parties into common stock
  $ 79,590  
  $ -  
Conversion of accrued interest, convertible notes payable into common stock
  $ 13,835  
  $ -  
Conversion of accrued interst, convertible notes payable-related parties into common stock
  $ 27,487  
  $ -  
Conversion of officer wages payable into common stock
  $ 38,500  
  $ -  
Issuance of common stock for services
  $ 218,552  
       
Issuance of convertible note payable to secure line of credit
  $ 50,000  
  $ -  
Capitalization of stock offering costs (including $14,236 beneficial conversion feature)
  $ 64,236  
  $ -  
Forgiveness of related party debt
  $ 6,022  
  $ -  
Recording of premium on convertible debt at stock redemption value
  $ 1,309,536  
  $ -  
Amortization to additional paid in capital of premium on convertible notes payable
  $ 805,150  
  $ -  
Debt discounts on issuance of convertible notes payable
  $ 267,252  
       
 
       
       
Cash paid for
       
       
Interest
  $ 36,571  
  $ -  
Income taxes
    -  
    -  
 
The accompanying footnotes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
 
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ADVANTEGO CORPORATION
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements  
For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
 
  Note A – Organization and Business
 
Organization and Nature of Business
 
Golden Eagle International, Inc. (“GEII”) was incorporated in Colorado on July 21, 1988. From late 2008 through June 2009, GEII engaged in contract gold milling operations in the state of Nevada in the United States.  GEII has not had any business operations since it disposed of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Golden Eagle International, Inc. (Bolivia) in the first quarter of fiscal 2010.  Prior to that time GEII had been involved in the business of minerals exploration and (prior to 2005) mining and milling operations in Bolivia through that subsidiary. More recently, GEII has been a non-operating corporation seeking to sell its remaining milling plant and equipment and/or merge with an operating company. Advantego Corporation, Inc. is a Colorado corporation formed on July 29, 2016. On October 27, 2016, GEII completed a reverse merger with Advantego Technologies, Inc., which resulted in a change of control and the perpetuation of Advantego Technologies, Inc.’s management and business operations.
 
Effective February 1, 2018 and pursuant to Board authorization and majority shareholder approval, the Company changed the name of GEII to Advantego Corporation (amending GEII’s Articles of Incorporation accordingly), cancelled its Series A, C, and D preferred shares, and effected a 1-for-11 reverse stock split on its issued and outstanding shares of common stock that became effective on the OTCQB on February 21, 2018 under the symbol ADGO. Unless otherwise noted, impacted amounts and share information included in the financial statements and notes thereto have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the stock split as if it had occurred on the first day of the earliest period presented.
 
The Company empowers business innovation as a technical solutions provider developing stand-alone digital and enterprise software products to capitalize on niche opportunities within a specific market. The Company leverages a proprietary Intelligent Solution Platform combining leading third-party technologies with existing data and systems to deliver a turnkey specialized Business Process as a Services (BPaaS) that is both scalable and cost effective.
 
The Company offers a variety of stand-alone products tailored specifically to targeted industries as well as combining these with multiple software applications for large enterprises, affiliate networks and franchise operators delivering comprehensive, all-inclusive, managed bundled solutions.
 
Additional services include Product Design, Engineering and Manufacturing services; Custom Enterprise Software development, and Licensing of Intellectual Property from its vast library of strategic partners. This provides a “one-stop-shop” for our customers.
 
We maintain a small core group of employees and outsource most of our Product Development, Product Maintenance, Sales & Marketing, Accounting, Investor Relations, Legal, and Project Management services. We feel this approach is more cost-effective, provides greater flexibility, and resources can be applied quickly to specific projects and tasks as needed.
 
We launched our field testing of various products and services in May 2017 and commenced fulfillment of a revenue generating contract of our digital signage product to a network of certified auto care collision centers in March of 2018 throughout the United States during the year ended December 31, 2018.  The digital signage allows the auto care collision centers to display, on a large television screen or counter displays, information concerning the center, their certifications and other informational and promotional content associated with the automotive industry.  As of December 31, 2018, we had delivered approximately 930 controllers to individual auto care collision centers in the Assured Performance Network nationwide.
 
We also provide subscription-based online directory listing services and we are a reseller of software that allows potential customers to better locate an auto collision center or any business, on the internet.  As of December 31, 2018, 25 auto care collision centers were using this software.
 
 
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Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying financial statements represent the consolidated operations of Advantego Corporation and Advantego Technologies, Inc., collectively "the Company," "we," "us," as the consolidated entity, with all intercompany transactions eliminated.
 
Going Concern
 
The consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 have been prepared on the going concern basis which assumes that adequate sources of financing will be obtained as required and that our assets will be realized and liabilities settled in the ordinary course of business.  Accordingly, the financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability of assets and classification of assets and liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern. The Company has not yet achieved profitable operations, has negative working capital, has accumulated losses of $(2,032,602), since its inception through December 31, 2018, and may incur further losses in the development of its business, all of which casts substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.  We can offer no assurances that we will be able to obtain adequate financing to implement our business plan and remain a going concern.
 
Note B – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
 
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
 
The Company accounts for fair value measurements in accordance with accounting standard ASC 820-10-50, "Fair Value Measurements."  This guidance defines fair value, establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosures of fair value measurement and enhances disclosure requirements for fair value measures.  The three levels are defined as follows:
 
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 asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.
 
Level 3 inputs to valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair measurement.
 
The Company's financial instruments consist of cash, accounts payable, and notes payable. The carrying amount of cash and accounts payable approximates fair value because of the short-term nature of these items. The carrying amount of notes payable approximates fair value as the individual borrowings bear interest at market interest rates and are also short-term in nature.
 
 
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Use of Estimates
 
Preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes.  Actual results may differ from those estimates, and such differences may be material to the financial statements.
 
Concentration of Credit Risk
 
From time to time our cash balances, held at a major financial institution, exceed the federally insured limits of $250,000.  Our management believes that the financial institution is financially sound and the risk of loss is low.
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
 
For the statement of cash flows, any liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the time of acquisition are considered to be cash equivalents.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company recognizes revenue from the sale of products and services in accordance with ASC 606," Revenue from Contracts with Customers " following the five steps procedure:
 
Step 1: Identify the contract(s) with customers
Step 2: Identify the performance obligations in the contract
Step 3: Determine the transaction price
Step 4: Allocate the transaction price to performance obligations
Step 5: Recognize revenue when the entity satisfies a performance obligation
 
The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies its obligation by transferring control of the good or service to the customer. A performance obligation is satisfied over time if one of the following criteria are met:
 
In May 2017, the Company launched the online directory and digital signage components of its ongoing licensing services it provides to third parties. Revenue from online directory services are recognized over the life of the agreement ranging from one to twelve months. Revenue from digital signage sales is recognized at the time of sale. The Company recognized $17,967 and $18,631 in online directory services, and $182,094 and $0 in digital signage sales during the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. As of December 31, 2018 and 2017, $0 and $4,215, respectively, of online directory listing sales were deferred to future periods. Management determined no allowance for doubtful accounts was necessary at December 31, 2018 or 2017.
 
 
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Stock Based Compensation
 
We measure stock-based compensation cost relative to the estimated fair value of the awards on the grant date using a Black-Scholes options pricing model.  We recognize the cost as the awards vest.  
 
Income (Loss) Per Share
 
The computation of basic earnings (loss) per common share is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during each year. The computation of diluted earnings per common share is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year plus the common stock equivalents as detailed in the following chart.  In 2018 and 2017, the inclusion of these shares on the consolidated statement of operations would have resulted in a weighted average shares fully diluted number that was anti-dilutive and as such they are excluded.
 
Fully diluted shares for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017:
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
    16,334,129  
    14,544,099  
Convertible debt
    1,282,830  
    626,634  
Series B preferred stock
    10,909  
    10,909  
Warrants
    181,818  
    363,636  
Total
    17,809,686  
    15,545,278  
 
Income Taxes
 
Income taxes are accounted for under the liability method. Under the liability method, future tax liabilities and assets are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the amounts reported in the financial statements and their respective tax bases. Future tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted or substantially enacted income tax rates expected to apply when the asset is realized or the liability settled.
 
Deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss and tax credit carry-forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax basis. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more-likely-than-not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax law and rates on the date of enactment.
 
 
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Effect of New Accounting Pronouncements
 
There are no recent accounting pronouncements that are expected to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 
Note C – Loans and Notes Payable
 
Convertible Notes Payable - Related Parties
 
We had uncollateralized related party convertible debt obligations outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017 as follows: 
 
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
December 31, 2017
 
Note
 
Principal
 
 
Less Debt Discount
 
 
Net Note Balance
 
 
Accrued Interest
 
 
Principal
 
 
Less Debt Discount
 
 
Net Note Balance
 
 
Accrued Interest
 
(a)
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ 30,112  
  $ (4,516 )
  $ 25,596  
  $ 20,716  
(b)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    30,500  
    -  
    30,500  
    3,439  
(c)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    12,500  
    (6,216 )
    6,284  
    366  
(d)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    12,500  
    (9,204 )
    3,296  
    185  
Totals
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ 85,612  
  $ (19,936 )
  $ 65,676  
  $ 24,706  
 
  (a)
 
Gulf Coast Capital, LLC is a company owned by Mark Bogani, our former CEO.  The note was dated September 30, 2016 and represented the consolidation of various smaller notes payable previously outstanding totaling $145,112 plus $15,471 in accrued interest.  Interest continued to accrue at the rate of 5%, with principal and interest being due on demand and convertible into our common stock at the option of the lender at a fixed rate of $.275 per share.  Upon the note's inception, there was a beneficial conversion feature totaling $29,022 that was being amortized and netted against the principal balance as a debt discount.  On December 30, 2016, Gulf Coast Capital converted $115,000 of the note into 418,182 shares of the Company's common stock.  On January 8, 2018, Gulf Coast Capital converted $24,090 principal plus $21,376 in accrued interest into 165,331 shares of our common stock (Note D), at which point the remaining unamortized debt discount of $4,516 was amortized to interest expense. On June 30, 2018, the remaining $6,022 principal balance was forgiven and written-off to additional paid-in capital.
 
(b)
 
Avcon Services, Inc. is a company owned by Tracy Madsen, our CFO.  The note represented amounts totaling $30,500 for CFO services during the period of June 2014 through September 2015, was dated December 31, 2015, carried an interest rate of 5%, and was due on demand. The note and accrued interest, or any portion thereof, were convertible at the option of Avcon, into the Company's common stock at a fixed rate of $.275 per share through December 31, 2020.  On May 10, 2018, this note was sold to Khalid Mirza. On May 30, 2018, Mr. Mirza converted the note principal plus accrued interest of $5,548 into 131,083 shares of our common stock.
 
   (c)
 
On June 29, 2017, the Company entered into an uncollateralized note payable with its then-CFO, Philip Grey, in the amount of $12,500.  The note carried an interest rate of 6% and matured on June 29, 2018.  The note and accrued interest, or any portion thereof, were convertible at the option of the lender, into the Company's common stock at a fixed rate of $.275 per share. Upon the note's inception, there was a beneficial conversion feature totaling $12,500 that was being amortized and netted against the note balance as a debt discount. On January 8, 2018, Mr. Grey converted the $12,500 principal plus accrued interest of $375 into 46,818 shares of common stock (Note D), and the remaining debt discount of $6,216 was amortized to interest expense.
 
(d)
 
On September 25, 2017, the Company entered into an uncollateralized note payable with its former CEO, Mark Bogani, in the amount of $12,500.  The note carried an interest rate of 6% and matured on September 25, 2018.  The note and accrued interest, or any portion thereof, were convertible at the option of the lender, into the Company's common stock at a fixed rate of $.275 per share. Upon the note's inception, there was a beneficial conversion feature totaling $12,500 that was being amortized and netted against the principal balance as a debt discount. On January 8, 2018, Mr. Bogani converted the $12,500 principal plus accrued interest of $188 into 46,138 shares of common stock (Note D), and the remaining debt discount of $9,204 was amortized to interest expense.
 
 
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Convertible Notes Payable
 
We had uncollateralized convertible debt obligations with unaffiliated investors outstanding at December 31, 2018 and2017 as follows:
 
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
December 31, 2017
 
Note
 
Principal
 
 
Less Debt Discount
 
 
Plus Premium
 
 
Net Note Balance
 
 
Accrued Interest
 
 
Principal
 
 
Less Debt Discount
 
Net Note Balance

 
Accrued Interest

(a)
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ -  
  $ 100,000  
  $ (6,158 )
  $ 93,842  
  $ 6,748  
(b)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    25,000  
    (18,408 )
    6,592  
    362  
(c)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    25,000  
    (22,917 )
    2,083  
    127  
(d)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
(e)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
       
       
       
       
(f)
    75,000  
    (33,599 )
    56,250  
    97,651  
    1,134  
       
       
       
       
(g)
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
    -  
       
       
       
       
(h)
    50,000  
    -  
    -  
    50,000  
    2,713  
       
       
       
       
(i)
    125,000  
    (11,250 )
    68,072  
    181,822  
    4,500  
       
       
       
       
(j)
    63,000  
    (4,980 )
    34,308  
    92,328  
    2,016  
       
       
       
       
(k)
    65,000  
    (5,214 )
    35,561  
    95,347  
    2,582  
       
       
       
       
(l)
    125,000  
    (12,003 )
    58,829  
    171,826  
    5,417