UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended February 29, 2020

 

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

 

For the transition period from ________________ to ________________.

 

Commission File Number 333-169128

 

DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   04-3667624

(State or other jurisdiction of

Incorporation or organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

Parker Towers, 104-60, Queens Boulevard,

12th Floor

Forest Hills, New York 11375

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(347) 242-3148

(Issuer’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Not applicable   Not applicable   Not applicable

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company [X]
    Emerging growth company [  ]

 

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

 

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

 

As of April 14, 2020, the Registrant had 27,296,452 shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc.

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 

    Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:  
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at February 29, 2020 (Unaudited) and November 30, 2019 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss and for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019 (Unaudited) 4
     
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit (Unaudited) 5
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019 (Unaudited) 6
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 7
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 17
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 23
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 23
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 24
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 25
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 25
     
Item 6. Exhibits 25
     
SIGNATURES 26

 

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DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

    February 29, 2020     November 30, 2019  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 59,458     $ 75,914  
Accounts receivable     602       30  
Inventory     476,892       504,135  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets           15,187  
Right of use assets     42,942       49,212  
Total current assets     579,894       644,478  
Property and equipment, net     285,134       257,431  
Total assets   $ 865,028     $ 901,909  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 1,147,271     $ 1,079,884  
Notes payable, related party     685,000       685,000  
Notes payable, net of loan discounts     769,809       709,313  
Derivative liabilities     2,585,069       1,650,520  
Lease liabilities     43,750       50,000  
Related party payables     233,445       242,706  
Total current liabilities     5,464,344       4,417,423  
Total liabilities     5,464,344       4,417,423  
Commitments and contingencies            
                 
Stockholders’ Deficit:                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value. 100,000 shares authorized; 100,000 shares issued and outstanding as of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, respectively     100       100  
Common stock, $0.001 par value. 6,000,000,000 shares authorized; 27,296,452 and 25,546,452 shares issued and outstanding as of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, respectively     27,296       25,546  
Additional paid-in capital     7,193,018       7,171,768  
Accumulated deficit     (11,755,381 )     (10,648,579 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (64,349 )     (64,349 )
Total stockholders’ deficit     (4,599,316 )     (3,515,514 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit   $ 865,028     $ 901,909  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended
February 29,
    Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
    2020     2019  
Sales   $ 1,293,386     $ 506,883  
Cost of goods sold     1,098,340       503,594  
Gross margin     195,046       3,289  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     273,870       107,802  
Income (loss) from operations     (78,824 )     (104,513 )
Other income (expense)                
Derivative expense           (104,179 )
Gain (loss) on change in derivative liabilities     (934,549 )     111,698  
Interest income (expense), net     (88,993 )     (177,239 )
Other income (expense), net     (4,436 )      
Total other income (expense), net     (1,027,978 )     (169,720 )
Loss before income taxes     (1,106,802 )     (274,233 )
Provision for income taxes (benefit)            
Net loss   $ (1,106,802 )   $ (274,233 )
Basic and diluted loss per common share   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.00 )
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted     25,972,276       22,193,111  
                 
Comprehensive loss:                
Net loss   $ (1,106,802 )   $ (274,233 )
Comprehensive loss   $ (1,106,802 )   $ (274,233 )

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended February 28, 2019

 

   
 
 
Preferred Stock  
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock  
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
Paid-in
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated  
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Stockholders’
 
 
 
    Shares     Value     Shares     Value     Capital     Deficit     Loss     Deficit  
                                                 
Balance, November 30, 2018     100,000     $ 100        21,127,402     $ 21,127     $  7,032,417     $ (9,041,150 )   $ (64,349 )   $ (2,051,855 )
                                                                 
Net loss                                   (274,233 )           (274,233 )
                                                                 
Conversion of convertible debentures and accrued interest into common stock                 2,108,500       2,109       10,542                   12,651  
                                                                 
Recognition of beneficial conversion features related to convertible debentures                             38,500                   38,500  
                                                                 
Balance, February 28, 2019     100,000     $ 100       23,235,902     $ 23,236     $ 7,081,459     $  (9,315,383 )   $ (64,349 )   $  (2,274,937 )

 

Three Months Ended February 29, 2020

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock  
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock  
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
Paid-in
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated  
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Stockholders’
 
 
 
    Shares     Value     Shares     Value     Capital     Deficit     Loss     Deficit  
                                                 
Balance, November 30, 2019     100,000     $ 100       25,546,452     $  25,546     $  7,171,768     $  (10,648,579 )   $ (64,349 )   $  (3,515,514 )
                                                                 
Net loss                                   (1,106,802 )           (1,106,802 )
                                                                 
Issuance of common stock in exchange for consulting, professional and other services                 1,750,000       1,750       21,250                   23,000  
                                                                 
Balance, February 29, 2020     100,000     $ 100       27,296,452     $ 27,296     $ 7,193,018     $ (11,755,381 )   $ (64,349 )   $ (4,599,316 )

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended
February 29,
    Three Months Ended
February 28,
 
    2020     2019  
Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations:                
Net loss   $ (1,106,802 )   $ (274,233 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     10,902       6,221  
Amortization of debt discount     20,496       119,236  
Common stock issued in exchange for fees and services    

23,000

     

 
Derivative expense           104,179  
Loss (gain) on change in derivative liabilities     934,549       (111,698 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     (572 )     77,638  
Inventory     27,243       (122,342 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     18,190       199,972  
Right of use assets and lease liabilities     21        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     64,382       254,124  
Related party payables     (9,260 )     500  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     (17,851 )     253,597  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchase of fixed assets     (38,605 )     (195,229 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (38,605 )     (195,229 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from issuance of notes payable     50,000       50,000  
Repayments of notes payable     (10,000 )      
Net cash provided by financing activities     40,000       50,000  
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     (16,456 )     108,368  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     75,914       56,996  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 59,458     $ 165,364  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Conversion of notes payable and accrued interest into common stock   $     $ 12,651  
Discount for issuance costs and/or beneficial conversion features on notes payable   $ 2,500     $ 38,500  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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DANIELS CORPORATE ADVISORY COMPANY, INC.

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. (“Daniels” or the Company) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on May 2, 2002. The Company creates and implements corporate strategy alternatives for mini-cap public and private companies.

 

The Company formed Payless Truckers, Inc. (“Payless”), a wholly-owned subsidiary which was incorporated in the State of Nevada, on April 11, 2018. Payless is a start-up trucking company whose principal business is to acquire, refurbish, add location electronics, advertise and sell or lease commercial vehicles to long haul drivers.

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

We have prepared the accompanying consolidated financial statements in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“US GAAP”). We believe these consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal, recurring adjustments) that are necessary for a fair presentation of our consolidated financial position and consolidated results of operations for the periods presented.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Risk and Uncertainties

 

Our future results of operations and financial condition will be impacted by the following factors, among others: our lack of capital resources, dependence on third-party management to operate the companies in which we invest and dependence on the successful development and marketing of any new products in new and existing markets. Generally, we are unable to predict the future status of these areas of risk and uncertainty. However, negative trends or conditions in these areas could have an adverse effect on our business.

 

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Interim Financial Statements

 

These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with US GAAP for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included and such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2019 and notes thereto and other pertinent information contained in our Form 10-K the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 16, 2020. The results of operations for the three months ended February 29, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year ending November 30, 2020.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains its cash balances with a high-credit-quality financial institution. At times, such cash may be in excess of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts, and management believes the Company is not exposed to any significant credit risk on its cash and cash equivalents.

 

Accounts receivable

 

Accounts receivable are customer obligations due under normal trade terms which are recorded at net realizable value. The Company establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts based on management’s assessment of the collectability of trade receivables. A considerable amount of judgment is required in assessing the amount of the allowance. The Company makes judgments about the creditworthiness of each customer based on ongoing credit evaluations and monitors current economic trends that might impact the level of credit losses in the future. If the financial condition of the customers were to deteriorate, resulting in their inability to make payments, a specific allowance will be required.

 

Recovery of bad debt amounts previously written off is recorded as a reduction of bad debt expense in the period the payment is collected. If the Company’s actual collection experience changes, revisions to its allowance may be required. After all attempts to collect a receivable have failed, the receivable is written off against the allowance.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory consists of well-maintained, class 8 heavy duty trucks primarily acquired at auction. Inventory is valued at the lower of cost (first in, first out) or net realizable value. An allowance for potential non-saleable inventory due to movement, current conditions or obsolescence is based upon a review of inventory quantities, past history and expected future usage. The Company believes that no write-down for slow moving or obsolete inventory is necessary as of February 29, 2020.

 

Convertible Instruments

 

The Company evaluates and account for conversion options embedded in convertible instruments in accordance with ASC 815 “Derivatives and Hedging Activities”.

 

Applicable GAAP requires companies to bifurcate conversion options from their host instruments and account for them as free-standing derivative financial instruments according to certain criteria. The criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re-measured at fair value under other GAAP with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument.

 

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The Company accounts for convertible instruments (when it has been determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments) by recording, when necessary, discounts to convertible notes for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in debt instruments based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the note transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the note. Debt discounts under these arrangements are amortized over the term of the related debt to their stated date of redemption.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) introduced a framework for measuring fair value and expanded required disclosure about fair value measurements of assets and liabilities. The Company adopted the standard for those financial assets and liabilities as of the beginning of the 2008 fiscal year and the impact of adoption was not significant. FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (ASC 820) defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between (1) market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) and (2) an entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (unobservable inputs). The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:

 

  Level 1—Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.
  Level 2—Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability; either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g. interest rates); and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.
  Level 3—Inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.

 

The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments. These financial instruments include accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses, notes payable, notes payable to related parties, related parties payable and derivative liabilities. The Company has also applied ASC 820 for all non-financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis. The adoption of ASC 820 for non-financial assets and liabilities did not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

ASC Topic 220 (SFAS No. 130) establishes standards for reporting comprehensive income (loss) and its components. Comprehensive income (loss) is defined as the change in equity during a period from transactions and other events from non-owner sources.

 

Other-Than-Temporary Impairment

 

All of our non-marketable and other investments are subject to a periodic impairment review. Investments are considered to be impaired when a decline in fair value is judged to be other-than-temporary.

 

When events or changes in circumstances indicate that long-lived assets other than goodwill may be impaired, an evaluation is performed to determine if a write-down to fair value is required. When an asset is classified as held for sale, the asset’s book value is evaluated and adjusted to the lower of its carrying amount or fair value less cost to sell. In addition, depreciation and amortization ceases while it is classified as held for sale.

 

The indicators that we use to identify those events and circumstances include:

 

  the investee’s revenue and earnings trends relative to predefined milestones and overall business prospects;

 

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  the general market conditions in the investee’s industry or geographic area, including regulatory or economic changes;
  factors related to the investee’s ability to remain in business, such as the investee’s liquidity, debt ratios, and the rate at which the investee is using its cash; and
  the investee’s receipt of additional funding at a lower valuation. If an investee obtains additional funding at a valuation lower than our carrying amount or a new round of equity funding is required for the investee to remain in business, and the new round of equity does not appear imminent, it is presumed that the investment is other than temporarily impaired, unless specific facts and circumstances indicate otherwise.

 

Revenue and Cost Recognition

 

We recognize revenue when we satisfy performance obligations by the transfer of control of products or services to our customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those products or services. We recognize revenue from class 8 heavy duty truck sales to customers when we satisfy our performance obligation, at a point in time, when title to the truck is transferred to the customer and collection of cash is certain. Delivery or shipping charges billed to customers, if applicable, are included in product sales and the related shipping costs are included in cost of goods sold. We also recognize revenue from the rental of class 8 heavy-duty trucks to customers. Revenue from these truck rental agreements is recognized based upon the passage of time over the term of the arrangement once control of the underlying asset has been transferred to the customer. The arrangements require weekly payments, and the customer may cancel the agreement at any time by notifying the Company in writing at least 30 days before such termination.

 

Accounts receivable is recognized when we have transferred a good or service to a customer and our right to receive consideration is unconditional through the completion of our performance obligation. We had accounts receivable totaling $602 and $30 as of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, respectively.

 

Right of Use Assets and Lease Liabilities

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases” (ASC 842). The standard requires lessees to recognize almost all leases on the balance sheet as a Right-of-Use (“ROU”) asset and a lease liability and requires leases to be classified as either an operating or a finance type lease. The standard excludes leases of intangible assets or inventory. The standard became effective for the Company beginning December 1, 2018. The Company adopted ASC 842 using the modified retrospective approach, by applying the new standard to all leases existing at the date of initial application. Results and disclosure requirements for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2019 are presented under ASC 842, while prior period amounts have not been adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with our historical accounting under ASC 840. The Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the standard, which also allowed the Company to carry forward historical lease classifications. The Company also elected the practical expedient related to treating lease and non-lease components as a single lease component for all equipment leases as well as electing a policy exclusion permitting leases with an original lease term of less than one year to be excluded from the ROU assets and lease liabilities.

 

Under ASC 842, the Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Right-of-Use assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of remaining lease payments over the lease term. For this purpose, the Company considers only payments that are fixed and determinable at the time of commencement. As most of the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company estimated the incremental borrowing rate in determining the present value of lease payments. The ROU asset also includes any lease payments made prior to commencement and is recorded net of any lease incentives received. The Company lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise such options.

 

Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. The adoption did not impact the Company’s beginning retained earnings, or prior year consolidated statements of income and statements of cash flows.

 

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Property and Equipment, Net

 

Property and equipment, net is reported at cost less accumulated depreciation, which is generally provided on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Upon sale or retirement of an asset, the related costs and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is recognized.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company, a C-corporation, accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740 (SFAS No. 109). Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

The Company adopted the provisions of FASB ASC 740-10 “Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (ASC 740-10), on January 1, 2007. The Company has not recognized a liability as a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10. A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits has not been provided since there is no unrecognized benefit since the date of adoption. The Company has not recognized interest expense or penalties as a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10. If there were an unrecognized tax benefit, the Company would recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses.

 

Net Loss Per Share

 

The Company reports basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) according to the provisions of ASC Topic 260, which requires the presentation of basic EPS and, for companies with complex capital structures, diluted EPS. Basic EPS excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common stockholders, adjusted by other changes in income or loss that would result from the assumed conversion of those potential common shares, by the weighted number of common shares and common share equivalents (unless their effect is antidilutive) outstanding. Common stock equivalents are not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share when the Company reports a loss because to do so would be anti-dilutive. Thus, these equivalents are not included in the calculation of diluted loss per share, resulting in basic and diluted loss per share being equal.

 

Reverse Stock Split

 

All common share amounts (except par value and par value per share amounts) referred to in these financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the Company’s one-for-200 reverse capital stock split effective September 27, 2019.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”), which modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years, with partial early adoption permitted for eliminated disclosures. The method of adoption varies by the disclosure. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adopting this guidance will have on the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company has considered all other recently issued accounting pronouncements and does not believe the adoption of such pronouncements will have a material impact on its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 3 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company currently rents space from our president, Mr. Arthur Viola. This is a month to month rental and there is no commitment beyond each month. The monthly rent expense is $2,100.

 

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Effective December 15, 2016, Mr. Viola entered into a $685,000 convertible promissory note agreement with the Company and forgave all remaining amounts outstanding at that time. The note matured on December 15, 2018 and bears interest at a rate of 10% per annum. Mr. Viola has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common stock at a discount to market of 50% at any time. No repayment or conversion of the note occurred as of February 29, 2020, and no notice of default has been issued. See Note 8.

 

During 2016, Mr. Viola personally funded $10,200 in expenses on behalf of the Company. These advances were made interest free with no maturity date. No repayments have been made against these advances as of February 29, 2020.

 

Mr. Viola is entitled to receive a salary of $175,000 annually. Mr. Viola has deferred all cash payments of his base salary in an effort to help the Company fund its operations. At February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, the total amount of accrued compensation owed to Mr. Viola was $410,303 and $369,303, respectively. These amounts are included in accounts payable.

 

Since its formation in 2018, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Payless Truckers, Inc. has received net loan proceeds aggregating $223,245 from a related party to help fund the subsidiary’s operations. The loan currently bears no interest and is payable on demand. The Company has imputed interest on this obligation at a rate of 10% per annum, which the Company believes is appropriate and represents a market lending rate based upon other debt financings.

 

NOTE 4 - GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business as they become due.

 

For the three months ended February 29, 2020, the Company incurred net losses of $1,106,802 and had negative cash flows from operating activities of $17,851. The Company has relied, in large part, upon debt financing to fund its operations. As of February 29, 2020, the Company had outstanding indebtedness, net of discounts, of $1,454,809 and had $59,458 in cash.

 

As such, there is substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s ability to continue as such is dependent upon management’s ability to successfully execute its business plan, including increasing revenues through the sale of existing and future product offerings and reducing expenses in order to meet the Company’s current and future obligations. In addition, the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon management’s ability to successfully satisfy, refinance or replace its current indebtedness. Failure to satisfy existing or obtain new financing may have a material adverse impact on the Company’s operations and liquidity.

 

The Company is expanding its operations through its leasing program. Its believes that it is well positioned to generate significant recurring revenue and cash flows required to sustain its operations. However, even if the Company is successful in executing its plan, the Company may not generate enough revenue to satisfy all of its current obligations as they become due in addition to its outstanding indebtedness. Until the Company consistently generates positive cash flow from its operations, or successfully satisfies, refinances or replaces its current indebtedness, there is substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result if the Company is unable to operate as a going concern.

 

NOTE 5 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Commitments

 

The Company currently has no long-term commitments.

 

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Contingencies

 

None.

 

NOTE 6 - LEASES

 

The Company has entered into operating leases primarily for real estate. These leases have terms which range from one year to two years, and often include one or more options to renew. The Company recognizes on the balance sheet at the time of lease commencement or modification a right of use (“ROU”) operating lease asset and a lease liability, initially measured at the present value of the lease payments. Lease costs are recognized in the income statement over the lease term on a straight-line basis. RoU assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent its obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease.

 

Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities commencing after January 1, 2019 are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Based on the present value of the lease payments for the remaining lease term of the Company’s existing leases, the Company recorded ROU assets of $42,942 in assets and lease liabilities of $43,750 for operating leases as of February 29, 2020. For the three months ended February 29, 2020, the Company recognized approximately $7,521 in total lease costs.

 

Because the rate implicit in each lease is not readily determinable, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate to determine the present value of the lease payments.

 

Information related to the Company’s operating right-of-use assets and related lease liabilities were as follows:

 

Cash paid for operating lease liabilities   $ 7,500  
Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years)     1.6  
Weighted-average discount rate     10.0 %
Minimum future lease payments     50,000  

 

The following table presents the Company’s future minimum lease obligation under ASC 840 as of November 30, 2019:

 

2020 fiscal year   $ 22,500  
2021 fiscal year   $ 27,500  

 

NOTE 7 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company is not currently a party to any material legal proceedings. The Company’s counsel has no formal knowledge in the form of filings of any pending or contemplated litigation, claims or assessments. With regard to matters recognized to involve an unasserted possible claim or assessment that may call for financial statement disclosure and to which counsel has formed a professional conclusion that the Company should disclosure or consider disclosure concerning such possible claims or assessment, as a matter of professional responsibility to the Company, counsel will so advise and will consult with the company concerning the question of such disclosure and the applicable requirements of FASB ASC 450, “Contingencies”. To date, counsel has no formal knowledge of any unasserted possible claims.

 

NOTE 8 - INCOME TAXES

 

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of income tax expense (benefit) at the federal statutory rate to recorded income tax expense (benefit) for the three months ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019:

 

    February 29, 2020     February 28, 2019  
Tax provision (recovery) at effective tax rate (21%)   $ (232,428 )   $ (57,589 )
Change in valuation reserve     232,428       57,589  
Tax provision (recovery), net   $     $  

 

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As of February 29, 2020, the Company had approximately $11.8 million in net operating loss carry forwards for federal income tax purposes which expire at various dates through 2037. Generally, these can be carried forward and applied against future taxable income at the tax rate applicable at that time. We are currently using a 21% effective tax rate for our projected available net operating loss carry-forward. However, as a result of potential stock offerings and stock issuance in connection with potential acquisitions, as well as the possibility of the Company not realizing its business plan objectives and having future taxable income to offset, the Company’s use of these NOLs may be limited under the provisions of Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Company is in the process of evaluating the implications of Section 382 on its ability to utilize some or all of its NOLs.

 

Components of deferred tax assets and (liabilities) are as follows:

 

    February 29, 2020     November 30, 2019  
Net operating loss carry forwards available at effective tax rate (21%)   $ 2,469,000     $ 2,236,000  
Valuation Allowances     (2,469,000 )     (2,236,000 )
Deferred Tax Asset   $     $  

 

In accordance with FASB ASC 740 “Income Taxes”, valuation allowances are provided against deferred tax assets, if based on the weight of available evidence, some or all of the deferred tax assets may or will not be realized. The Company has evaluated its ability to realize some or all of the deferred tax assets on its balance sheet and has established a valuation allowance of approximately $2,469,000 at February 29, 2020. The Company did not utilize any NOL deductions for the three months ended February 29, 2020.

 

NOTE 9 - NOTES PAYABLE

 

On August 31, 2015, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, LG Capital, in the amount of $75,000, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 8%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on February 28, 2016. After six months, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from .03% to .08%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 195% to 236%. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $55,224 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

On December 30, 2015, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, Auctus Private Equity Fund LLC, in the amount of $130,000, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 10%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on September 30, 2016. After six months, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from .03% to .16%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 208% to 269%. On January 9, 2019, $6,325 of principal was converted into 210,850,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. On January 15, 2019, $6,325 of principal was converted into 210,850,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. See Note 11. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $100,297 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

On January 21, 2016, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, John De La Cross Capital Partners Inc., in the amount of $8,000, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 5%) amounts due and payable upon demand. The note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from .03% to .16%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 208% to 269%. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $4,000 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

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On November 23, 2016, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, Auctus Private Equity Fund LLC, in the amount of $61,000, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 12%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on August 23, 2017. After six months, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from .03% to .16%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 208% to 269%. The Company amended its convertible note agreement to allow for additional principal borrowings. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $97,000 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

On October 15, 2018, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, Auctus Fund LLC, in the amount of $350,000, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 12%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on July 15, 2019. At any time following issuance, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from 2.67% to 2.70%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 390% to 423%. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $350,000 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

On February 14, 2019, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, Auctus Fund LLC, in the amount of $57,750, unsecured, with principal and interest (stated at 12%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on November 14, 2019. At any time following issuance, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from 2.53% to 2.540%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 309% to 339%. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $57,750 and all associated loan discounts were fully amortized.

 

On July 22, 2019, the Company entered in convertible note agreement with a private and accredited investor, Auctus Fund LLC, in the amount of $75,250, secured by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, with principal and interest (stated at 12%) amounts due and payable upon maturity on April 22, 2020. At any time following issuance, the note holder has the option to convert any portion of the unpaid principal balance into the Company’s common shares at any time. The Company has determined that the conversion feature in this note is not indexed to the Company’s stock and is considered to be a derivative that requires bifurcation. The Company calculated the fair value of this conversion feature using the Black-Scholes model and the following assumptions: Risk-free interest rates ranging from 1.76% to 1.95%; Dividend rate of 0%; and, historical volatility rates ranging from 1,313% to 1,467%. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $75,250 and the remaining balance on the associated loan discounts were $10,069.

 

On January 31, 2020, the Company issued a promissory note to GC Capital Partners, LLC in the amount of $52,500, unsecured, with principal amounts payable in monthly installments of $10,000 until maturity on August 26, 2020. The note had an original issuance discount of $2,500, which will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the life of the note. As of February 29, 2020, the note balance was $42,500 and the remaining balance on the associated loan discounts were $2,143.

 

NOTE 10 - DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES

 

The Company accounts for derivative financial instruments in accordance with ASC 815, which requires that all derivative financial instruments be recorded in the balance sheets either as assets or liabilities at fair value.

 

The Company’s derivative liability is an embedded derivative associated with one of the Company’s convertible promissory notes. The convertible promissory notes were issued at various times but with similar terms and are therefore being termed as one instrument for this footnote, (the “Note”), is a hybrid instruments which contain an embedded derivative feature which would individually warrant separate accounting as a derivative instrument under Paragraph 815-10-05-4. The embedded derivative feature includes the conversion feature to the Note. Pursuant to Paragraph 815-10-05-4, the value of the embedded derivative liability has been bifurcated from the debt host contract and recorded as a derivative liability resulting in a reduction of the initial carrying amount (as unamortized discount) of the notes, which are amortized as debt discount to be presented in other (income) expenses in the statements of operations using the effective interest method over the life of the notes.

 

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The embedded derivative within the note have been valued using the Black Scholes approach, recorded at fair value at the date of issuance; and marked-to-market at each reporting period end date with changes in fair value recorded in the Company’s statements of operations as “change in the fair value of derivative instrument”.

 

As of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, the estimated fair value of derivative liability was determined to be $2,585,069 and $1,650,520, respectively. The change in the fair value of derivative liabilities for the three months ended February 29, 2020 was $934,549 resulting in an aggregate loss on derivative liabilities.

 

Summary of Fair Value of Financial Assets and Liabilities Measured on a Recurring Basis

 

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below and disclosed at November 30, 2019:

 

          Fair Value Measurement Using  
    Carrying Value     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  
Derivative liabilities on conversion feature   $ 1,650,520     $     –     $      –     $ 1,650,520     $ 1,650,520  
Total derivative liabilities   $ 1,650,520     $     $     $ 1,650,520     $ 1,650,520  

 

Summary of Fair Value of Financial Assets and Liabilities Measured on a Recurring Basis

 

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below and disclosed at February 29, 2020:

 

          Fair Value Measurement Using  
    Carrying Value     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  
Derivative liabilities on conversion feature   $ 2,585,069     $      –     $     –     $ 2,585,069     $ 2,585,069  
Total derivative liabilities   $ 2,585,069     $     $     $ 2,585,069     $ 2,585,069  

 

Summary of the Changes in Fair Value of Level 3 Financial Liabilities

 

The table below provides a summary of the changes in fair value of all financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) during the three months ended February 29, 2020:

 

    Derivative Liabilities  
Fair value, November 30, 2019     1,650,520  
Change in fair value     934,549  
Fair value, February 29, 2020   $ 2,585,069  

 

NOTE 11 – EQUITY

 

The Company is authorized to issue two classes of shares being designated preferred stock and common stock.

 

Common Stock

 

The number of shares of common stock authorized is 6,000,000,000, par value $0.001 per share. At February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, the Company had 27,296,452 and 25,546,452 shares of common stock, respectively, issued and outstanding.

 

During the three months ended February 29, 2020, the Company issued 1,750,000 shares of common stock valued at $23,000 in exchange for consulting, professional and other services.

 

NOTE 12 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

In accordance with FASB ASC 855-10 Subsequent Events, the Company has analyzed its operations subsequent to February 29, 2020 to the date these consolidated financial statements were issued, and has determined that it does not have any material subsequent events to disclose in these consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMNT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

During the first quarter of our fiscal year 2020, Daniels, as an incubator, continued to build upon earlier milestones in fulfillment of its corporate aim. Forward momentum continues in the form of positive cash flows as we move toward net profits in our Payless Truckers, Inc. subsidiary. Management believes momentum will continue. The significant health risks we and the Country are facing and the eventual restart of approximately thirty percent of the US GDP will present unexpected ways our Payless subsidiary can participate and shine, unfortunate at the expense of many. Even with the start of economic dislocations, the seven trucks in our “rent to own” fleet are generating collective gross monthly rentals of $21,000. The rental fleet is expected to be added to throughout the balance of the fiscal year. During the quarter, a callable preferred stock financing of up to $1.0 million was arranged at a stated value of $1 per preferred share. This financing is expected to add one additional truck each month to the program/rentals in addition to incremental working capital to start the build-out of an infrastructure that will support the one hundred truck goal of our initial expansion phase.

 

Management believes handpicked client (subsidiary) candidates (generic start-up opportunities manned with great operating managements) will continue to be our engine for growth and eventually the catalyst in meeting the net worth and earnings requirements for major exchange listing.

 

Our corporate securities packages (including stock, warrants, rights and debt) should become more acceptable as liquid forms of finance to broker-dealers, investment bankers, private equity firms and the retail investor at meetings. Conversations are on-going with long term lenders including asset based that should help leverage our equity capital and accelerate the expected growth of our fleet.

 

While the above aims have been stated before, things do not happen overnight when you are trying to build out a mini-cap public company. The options for financing at this level are limited and extremely expensive.

 

However, we believe our options may have improved with the launch of our premier subsidiary, Payless Truckers, Inc. We now have a subsidiary with two business segments each of which has significant growth potential. The “flip” segment, which buys, refurbishes, installs location electronics, advertises and the sells the heavy-duty trucks, has generated the positive cash-flows necessary to cover all the start-up expenses and operational overhead during 2018. Now with all that behind this segment, we expect that with the use of floor plan financing to keep the pipeline primed with an adequate supply to accomplish a total sales goal of $100,000 per week with a positive gross profit per truck. To date, most individual sales have been profitable and we have expectations for significant improvement through the use internally generated funds and favorable cost financing to replace our present high-cost floor plan financing.

 

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The “Credit Enhancement” segment of the business rents heavy-duty trucks to independent truckers with good driving records, hauling for major companies. The cash flow is designed to be steady and significant for the driver and ultimately, for Payless. The trucks are acquired at auction or from wholesale buying groups and are rented on a weekly basis under a five-year contract with options to purchase at current retail, every six months.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

The statements contained in this report other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements represent the Registrant’s present expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Registrant cautions that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Registrant to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among other things, the uncertainty as to the Registrant’s future profitability; the uncertainty as to the demand for Registrant’s services; increasing competition in the markets that Registrant conducts business; the Registrant’s ability to hire, train and retain sufficient qualified personnel; the Registrant’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms to finance its growth strategy; and the Registrant’s ability to develop and implement operational and financial systems to manage its growth. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. We assume no obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any changes in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. You should, however, review additional disclosures we make in the reports we file with the SEC.

 

As used in this interim report, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, the “Company”, the “Registrant”, “Daniels Corporate Advisory”, “DCAC” and “Daniels” mean Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. unless otherwise indicated.

 

Overview

 

Daniels Corporate Advisory creates and implements corporate strategy alternatives for the mini-cap public or private company client. The addition of new business opportunities and the location of professional talent for implementation is anticipated through the full-time efforts of our senior management. These efforts are to be expanded in the United States and in foreign capitals by an expanding advisory board and through the networks of independent consultants. Principals of the respective client company will open their networks to augment professional access for specialties the Daniels corporate strategy consultants believe are needed in a joint-venture, jointly-controlled undertaking created for the client’s optimum growth.

 

Daniels may provide the client with multiple corporate strategies/opportunities including joint-ventures, marketing opportunity agreements and/or potential acquisitions structured in leveraged buyout format. One or a combination of these strategies would allow the client to enter new market niches or expand further into existing ones.

 

Recent Business Developments

 

The Company is operating through the corporate strategy segment of its business. It is attempting to build its own critical mass by creation of start-up subsidiaries it believes have promise/potential. The stated goal is for the parent (DCAC) company to consolidate the critical mass of the subsidiary/start-ups with that of the parent for eventually listing on a major stock exchange. We have continued to focus our efforts on the build out of the Daniels corporate strategy model. We adjusted our strategy as it relates to the development of subsidiary start-ups and potential acquisitions for common stock. We concentrate on identifying projects that have the potential to produce significant earnings on the leveraged capital base of both the parent and the subsidiary/start-up within an expedited time period.

 

As a result, we formed Payless Truckers, Inc. (“Payless”), a wholly-owned subsidiary which was incorporated in the State of Nevada, on April 11, 2018. Payless is a start-up, service company in the trucking industry. It has two business segments with its launch and current results coming from the “flip” segment, whose principal business is to acquire class 8 heavy duty trucks, refurbish them, add location electronics, advertise and sell to independent drivers and operators. The second segment is the “credit rebuilding segment” where class 8 heavy duty trucks, owned by Daniels/Payless, are rented to experienced independent drivers. These independent drivers rent for a period of up to five years, and have the option to buy the vehicle at retail value every six months. This segment commenced operations subsequent to the close of our fiscal year. In an effort to grow quickly and profitably, Daniels entered into an operating agreement with a senior operating management team in an effort to drive the business and better realize its earnings and growth potential.

 

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The Payless two-segment trucking model represents a streamlined Transportation Services Company; one Daniels believes can be restructured/redirected to survive any potential future slow-downs in the economy. The model was developed to allow for the maximum utilization of each truck as it is put into immediate service in numbers that are manageable without causing excess capacity. Top brand/model Tractors with low mileage are handpicked by our operations team - a family with three generations in automotive/trucking. Our drivers continue to be handpicked for their driving skills and their established hauling networks. They rent/switch trailers to meet the available work on Load Boards or haul for major hauling companies using hauling company trailers. Due to the current dislocations in every industry due to the Coronavirus, our independent contractor drivers are constantly on the road.

 

We hope to further enhance our plan for growth beginning in our second year by forming joint-ventures and/or partnerships with truck maintenance companies across the United States in key traffic hubs. This will potentially afford independent drivers and operators the opportunity to be serviced by trusted maintenance facilities under our warranty program.

 

Business Strategy - Current Operational Strategy & Current Client Projects

 

Daniels creates and implements corporate strategy alternatives for the mini-cap public or private company client. The addition of new business opportunities and the location of professional talent for implementation is anticipated through the full-time efforts of our senior management. These efforts are to be expanded in the US and in Foreign capitals by an expanding advisory board and through the networks of independent consultants. Principals of the respective client company will open their networks to augment professional access for specialties the Daniels corporate strategy consultants believe are needed in a joint venture, (jointly-controlled) undertaking created for the client’s optimum growth.

 

Daniels may provide the client with multiple corporate strategies /opportunities including joint-ventures, marketing opportunity agreements and/or potential acquisitions structured in a leveraged buyout format. One or a combination of these strategies would allow the client to enter new market niches or expand further into existing ones.

 

One of the Company’s primary objectives is to be listed on a major exchange listing. Senior management is estimating at least twenty-four months from commencement of a corporate strategy assignment. Financial results, aided by all participating players, should be forthcoming and recorded in SEC filings. At the same time, a senior management team and Board expanded with highly-credible interim (or permanent) professionals (directors) will be organized in order to successfully navigate the listing process of a major stock exchange. While Daniels believes this process should be successful in the above-noted time period, there is some uncertainty in the process which is dependent upon any past issues the listing committee of a specific exchange may deem necessary to be addressed prior to uplifting. In addition, it may take added time to find the appropriate outside directors that can not only satisfy the listing committee of the exchange but who can also provide added networking/services to build the parent’s and subsidiary’s potential for accelerated growth.

 

A similar effort will be provided to tailor an optimum growth program for the private company client, whether it chooses to remain private or to become a public company through alternative merger opportunities.

 

Growth Strategy - Short-Term Objectives

 

Daniels’ believes that the validity of its corporate strategy model is proven through the success of its initial subsidiary incubation, Payless Truckers, Inc. The growing momentum of this cash flow engine is generating the interest of long-term financing sources. They recognize the obvious - the cash flows from the fleet truck program can cover significant debt service on longer term financing which can accelerate the levered growth of the Company. Daniels has used its publicly-traded common stock in a variety of securities packages, including convertible preferred stock, to launch its premier subsidiary start-up, (Payless Truckers) and will do so for other start-up opportunities being reviewed. Initial subsidiaries (start-up clients) are those that can generate significant return on invested capital so that growth acceleration comes from generic sales/profit growth. Alternative growth options - joint-ventures, marketing agreements, acquisitions/LBO’s - will be applied secondarily as external growth opportunities are entered into to bring the start-up (now considered an early-stage company) to critical mass for stability.

 

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Senior management believes our corporate strategy business model - as an incubator of subsidiary / spin-off companies - to be scalable. Based upon the potential success of the initial corporate strategy consulting assignments creating Daniels’ uplifting to a major stock exchange, Daniels (the publicly traded Exchange listed parent incubator with sophisticated senior advisory and capital raised at very advantageous rates) - may entertain the creation of a franchising program for key US cities and foreign finance centers.

 

Sales and Marketing

 

Daniels’ senior management will concentrate its efforts to expand its corporate strategy and financial advisory services and related specialties in the mini-cap segment of the private and public markets, where Daniels believes it will be effective. Marketing efforts will increase through social and print media efforts and will be in addition to those methods already mentioned herein.

 

Daniels’ objective is to create and help manage implementation of accelerated expansion strategies and in so doing, aid in the creation of financing alternatives to accomplish client goals.

 

Competition

 

Existing and new competitors will continue to improve their services and introduce new services with competitive price and performance characteristics.

 

In periods of reduced demand for our services, we can either choose to maintain market share by reducing our prices to meet competition or maintain prices and choose only those assignments with new clients that have pressing goals to be met that offer Daniels optimum potential for profits and growth.

 

The “collective” corporate financial services, direct and referral, including merchant banking/private equity, are very competitive and fragmented in the Company’s market niche. There are limited barriers to entry and new competitors frequently enter the market. A significant number of our competitors possess substantially greater resources. We will continue to offer equity compensation to our team in order to keep a stable, cohesive team of professionals, which is necessary and key to the creation of operating and capital solutions in a timely fashion.

 

The above competitive considerations are no longer considered by senior advisory/oversight management to be as important as they once were. More importantly, we are now known for the success of our visionary growth strategies and their execution in the development and launch of our premier subsidiary - Payless Truckers Inc. The return on investment on early stages of our developing 100 truck fleet should generate the positive cash flow that will eventually create excess profits and help launch other promising new candidates (start-up clients) as subsidiary deals.

 

General

 

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our financial statements, Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our most significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our financial statements. which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Financial Reporting Release No. 60, published by the SEC, recommends that all companies include a discussion of critical accounting policies used in the preparation of their financial statements. While all these significant accounting policies impact our financial condition and results of operations and we view certain of these policies as critical. Policies determined to be critical are those policies that have the most significant impact on our consolidated financial statements and require management to use a greater degree of judgment and estimates. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

 

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We believe that given current facts and circumstances, it is unlikely that applying any other reasonable judgments or estimate methodologies would cause a material effect on our consolidated results of operations, financial position or liquidity for the periods presented in this report.

 

The accounting policies identified as critical are as follows:

 

Revenue and Cost Recognition

 

We recognize revenue when we satisfy performance obligations by the transfer of control of products or services to our customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those products or services. We recognize revenue from class 8 heavy duty truck sales to customers when we satisfy our performance obligation, at a point in time, when title to the truck is transferred to the customer. Delivery or shipping charges billed to customers, if applicable, are included in product sales and the related shipping costs are included in cost of goods sold.

 

Fair Value of Assets

 

The Company has adopted the standard FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC 820) “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” which defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between (1) market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) and (2) an entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (unobservable inputs). The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:

 

  Level 1—Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.
  Level 2—Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability; either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g. interest rates); and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.
  Level 3—Inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.

 

The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments. These financial instruments include investments in available-for-sale securities and accounts payable and accrued expenses. The Company has also applied ASC 820 for all non-financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis. The adoption of ASC 820 for non-financial assets and liabilities did not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

Use of Estimates

 

In preparing financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of February 29, 2020, we had $59,458 in cash and cash equivalents and a working capital deficit of $4,884,450.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $17,851 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to net provided by operating activities of $253,597 during the three months ended February 28, 2019. The increase in net cash used in operating activities is primarily attributable to the change in our working capital assets, in particular accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $38,605 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to $195,229 during the three months ended February 28, 2019. The decrease is directly attributable to the number of trucks purchased for use in our credit rebuilding business line.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $40,000 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to net cash provided of $50,000 during the three months ended February 28, 2019. The decrease in net cash provided by financing activities is directly related to the partial repayment of a promissory note.

 

Our primary source of liquidity has been from the issuance of convertible debt. Since the creation of our subsidiary, Payless Truckers, Inc., cash flow from the “flip” business of the truck service company has sustained the consolidated group.

 

Financing Activities

 

We will have to raise capital by means of borrowings or through a private placement or a subsequent registered offering. At present, we do not have any commitments with respect to future financings. If we are unable to raise adequate capital, in the near term, to finance all phases of a client corporate consulting assignment, our proposed business will experience slow growth because it will be very hard to compete for business without a sound capital base to support advisory and implementation efforts on our suggested corporate growth strategies.

 

At present, we do have sufficient capital on hand to fund operations for the immediate future. Management estimates that it will need up to $2 million to fund its PayLess Truckers subsidiary. It is possible that we can still achieve our objectives by use of asset-based lending whereby we can leverage our truck purchases. However, because of the start-up nature of the subsidiary this financing may be harder to achieve than normal. Even if limited funds are raised, PayLess will still be able to register profits from its “flip” program while cost-effective funding for the “credit enhancement” program can be arranged. The Company does have funding available under a commitment letter but these funds are very expensive; management is trying to avoid their use.

 

It is the Company’s intention to concentrate its efforts on the build-out of its PayLess Truckers, Inc. subsidiary. Once solidly on its growth path, meeting projections and generating positive operating cash flows, additional subsidiary/start-up businesses will be entertained be the parent company.

 

Senior Management believes it will have sufficient cash flows to continue in business for the foreseeable future. While legal and accounting expenses are significant for a reporting company, we will cover them out of operating cash flows.

 

Comparison of the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 to the Three Months Ended February 28, 2019 Results of Operations

 

Sales

 

Sales totaled $1,293,386 which were comprised of (i) $1,169,593 from the resale of refurbished trucks and (ii) $123,787 from vehicle rental agreements for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to sales of $506,883 which were comprised of (i) $447,823 from the resale of refurbished trucks and (ii) $59,060 from vehicle rental agreements during the three months ended February 28, 2019.

 

Gross margin

 

Gross margin is calculated by subtracting cost of goods sold from sales. Gross margin percentage is calculated by dividing gross margins by revenue. Current gross margins percentages may not be indicative of future gross margin performance. Gross margin totaled $195,046 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to $3,289 during the three months ended February 28, 2019, respectively. Gross margin percentage was 15.1% and 0.6% for the three months ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019, respectively. The increase in gross margin and gross margin percentage for the current year period is directly attributable to the operations of Payless.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses are primarily comprised of compensation, facilities costs and outsourced services. Operating expenses totaled $273,870 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to operating expenses of $107,802 during the three months ended February 28, 2019 representing an increase of $166,068 or 154.1%. The increase in operating expenses is generally related to the increase in operating activities at Payless.

 

Other Expenses

 

Other expenses totaled $1,027,978 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to other expenses of $169,720 during the three months ended February 28, 2019 representing an increase of $858,258 or 505.7%. Interest expense decrease to $88,993 for the three months ended February 29, 2020 from $177,239 during the three months ended February 28, 2019. The decrease in interest expense is due to less amortization of debt discounts attributable to our notes payable. We recorded a loss from the change in fair value of derivative liabilities of $934,549 during the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to a gain from the change in fair value of derivative liabilities of $111,698 during the three months ended February 28, 2019.

 

Net Income

 

The Company incurred a net loss of $1,106,802 for the three months ended February 29, 2020, compared to a net loss of $274,233 incurred during the three months ended February 28, 2019. The increase in our net loss is largely attributable to approximately $966,000 in non-cash charges related to the depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of debt discounts, and change in fair value of derivative liabilities.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

None.

 

ITEM 4 CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the specified time periods and accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and our Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) as of February 29, 2020. In designing and evaluating disclosure controls and procedures, we and our management recognize that any disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objective. As of February 29, 2020, based on the evaluation of these disclosure controls and procedures, and in light of the material weaknesses found in our internal controls, the CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

In light of the conclusion that our internal controls over financial reporting were ineffective as of February 29, 2020, we have applied procedures and processes as necessary to ensure the reliability of our financial reporting in regards to this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, management believes, based on its knowledge, that: (i) this quarterly report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading with respect to the periods covered by this report; and (ii) the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows as at, and for, the periods presented in this quarterly report.

 

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Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting is not intended to provide absolute assurance that a misstatement of our financial statements would be prevented or detected. Under the supervision of our CEO and CFO, the Company conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of February 29, 2020 using the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. In our assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of February 29, 2020, we determined that control deficiencies existed that constituted material weaknesses, as described below:

 

  1) lack of documented policies and procedures;
  2) inadequate resources dedicated to the financial reporting function; and
  3) ineffective separation of duties due to limited staff.

 

Subject to the Company’s ability to obtain financing and hire additional employees, the Company expects to be able to design and implement effective internal controls in the future that address these material weaknesses.

 

Accordingly, we concluded that these control deficiencies resulted in a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by the Company’s internal controls.

 

As a result of the material weaknesses described above, our CEO and CFO have concluded that the Company did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of February 29, 2020 based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by COSO.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended February 29, 2020 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We are not currently a party to any material legal proceedings. Our counsel has no formal knowledge in the form of filings of any pending or contemplated litigation, claims or assessments. With regard to matters recognized to involve an unasserted possible claim or assessment that may call for financial statement disclosure and to which counsel has formed a professional conclusion that the Company should disclosure or consider disclosure concerning such possible claims or assessment, as a matter of professional responsibility to the Company, counsel will so advise and will consult with the company concerning the question of such disclosure and the applicable requirements of FASB ASC 450, “Contingencies”. To date, counsel has no formal knowledge of any unasserted possible claims.

 

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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2019 filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020.

 

ITEM 2. RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES

 

During the three months ended February 29, 2020, the Company issued 1,750,000 shares of its common stock of valued at $23,000 in exchange for consulting, professional and other services.

 

The Company relied upon an exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and/or Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, in connection with the foregoing issuances.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS, REPORTS ON FORM 8-K AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

Exhibits required to be attached by Item 601 of Regulation S-B are listed in the Index to Exhibits and are incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacity and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/S/ NICHOLAS VIOLA   Chief Executive Officer   April 14, 2020
Nicholas Viola   (Principal Executive Officer)    
         
/S/ KEITH L. VOIGTS   Chief Financial Officer   April 14, 2020
Keith L. Voigts   (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)    

 

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