UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
  For the quarterly period ended April 30, 2020

 

Or

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
  For the transition period from _______________________ to ___________________

 

Commission File Number 001-34106

 

VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   11-3820796
(State of incorporation)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     

9841 Washingtonian Blvd #390

Gaithersburg, MD

  20878
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 329-2700

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None.

 

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

[X] Yes [  ] No

 

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

[X] Yes [  ] No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or 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 [  ] 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 [X] No

 

As of June 15, 2020 there were 2,593,435,051 shares of the issuer’s common stock, $0.000001 par value per share, issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
No.
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1. Consolidated Unaudited Financial Statements  
  Consolidated Balance Sheets – April 30, 2020 (Unaudited) and October 31, 2019 3
  Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Operations – Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 4
  Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) – Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 5
  Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows – Six Months Ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 7
  Condensed Notes to Consolidated Unaudited Financial Statements 9
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 24
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 27
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 27
     
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION 28
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 28
Item 1A. Risk Factors 28
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 28
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 28
Item 5. Other Information 28
Item 6. Exhibits 29
     
SIGNATURES 30

 

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements. Statements that include words such as “may,” “will,” “might,” “projects,” “expects,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “intends,” “hopes,” “aims,” “can,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “goal,” “potential,” “approximately,” “estimate,” “pro forma,” “continue” or “pursue” or the negative of these words or other words or expressions of similar meaning may identify forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

 

These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the other documents referred to and relate to a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of management, are not guarantees of performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events and Verus International, Inc. (the “Company”) cannot assure you that the events or circumstances discussed or reflected in these statements will be achieved or will occur. Furthermore, if such forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by the Company or any other person that the Company will achieve its objectives and plans in any specified timeframe, or at all.

 

These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on April 13, 2020 and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Verus International, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

    April 30, 2020     October 31, 2019  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets                
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 368,013     $ 371,898  
Accounts receivable, net     5,449,931       3,319,687  
Inventory     586,912       598,515  
Prepaid expenses     507,071       65,749  
Other assets     8,629       8,629  
Total Current Assets     6,920,556       4,364,478  
Property and equipment, net     22,500       23,257  
Operating lease right-of-use asset     135,789       -  
Intangible asset - license, net     717,971       837,707  
Total Assets   $ 7,796,816     $ 5,225,442  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)                
Current Liabilities                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 4,136,531     $ 3,613,641  
Operating lease liability     86,496       -  
Interest payable     211,995       127,465  
Customer deposits     246,000       -  
Due to former officer     1,801       1,801  
Notes payable     1,319,963       1,030,000  
Convertible notes payable, net     1,092,524       1,378,855  
Total Current Liabilities     7,095,310       6,151,762  
                 
Long-Term Liabilities                
Note payable, net of current portion     69,653       -  
Operating lease liability, net of current portion     61,819       -  
Total Liabilities     7,226,782       6,151,762  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 10)                
                 
Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)                
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized and 41,444,601 and 45,570,101 shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, respectively     42       45  
                 
Series B convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized and no shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019     -       -  
                 
Series C convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized and 430,801 shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019     -       -  
                 
Common stock, $0.000001 par value; 7,500,000,000 shares authorized and 2,422,390,263 and 2,305,778,511 shares issued at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, respectively     2,423       2,306  
                 
Additional paid-in-capital     38,788,567       27,565,919  
Common stock to be issued     90,000       -  
Accumulated deficit     (38,310,998 )     (28,494,590 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)     570,034       (926,320 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)   $ 7,796,816     $ 5,225,442  

 

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

 

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Verus International, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    April 30,     April 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Revenue   $ 4,647,886     $ 2,942,435     $ 10,821,548     $ 5,386,255  
Cost of revenue     3,911,958       2,490,130       8,952,063       4,567,597  
Gross Profit     735,928       452,305       1,869,485       818,658  
Operating Expenses:                                
Salaries and benefits     6,843,163       382,987       8,723,439       481,211  
Selling and promotions expense     112,860       -       131,482       -  
Legal and professional fees     194,026       76,538       397,530       188,190  
General and administrative     583,728       236,468       1,197,234       430,303  
Total Operating Expenses     7,733,777       695,993       10,449,685       1,099,704  
Operating loss     (6,997,849 )     (243,688 )     (8,580,200 )     (281,046 )
Other (Expense) Income:                                
Interest expense     (142,206 )     (46,889 )     (193,786 )     (148,522 )
Amortization of debt discount     (141,770 )     (702,376 )     (260,986 )     (702,376 )
Amortization of issuance costs     (31,295 )     -       (57,663 )     -  
Loss on convertible note payable extinguishment     -       -       (355,317 )     -  
Loss on convertible note payable settlement     -       -       (368,456 )     -  
Initial derivative liability expense     -       (225,115 )     -       (225,115 )
Loss on legal settlements     -       -       -       (199,489 )
Gain on convertible notes payable settlement     -       681,945       -       681,945  
Gain on extinguishment of debt     -       2,700,737       -       2,700,737  
Total Other (Expense) Income     (315,271 )     2,408,302       (1,236,208 )     2,107,180  
(Loss) income before income taxes     (7,313,120 )     2,164,614       (9,816,408 )     1,826,134  
Income taxes     -       -       -       -  
Net (loss) income   $ (7,313,120 )   $ 2,164,614     $ (9,816,408 )   $ 1,826,134  
                                 
(Loss) income per common share:                                
(Loss) income per common share - basic   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00     $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00  
                                 
(Loss) income per common share - diluted   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00     $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic     2,325,846,232       1,514,514,259       2,316,497,631       1,506,628,559  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted     2,325,846,232       2,144,219,259       2,316,497,631       2,136,333,559  

 

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

 

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Verus International, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

For the Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

   

Preferred

Stock A

   

Preferred

Stock B

   

Preferred

Stock C

    Common Stock    

Additional

Paid-In

   

Common Stock

to be

    Accumulated    

Total

Stockholders’ Equity

 
    Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Capital     Issued     Deficit     (Deficit)  
Balance, October 31, 2019     44,570,101     $ 45       -     $ -       430,801     $ -       2,305,778,511     $ 2,306     $ 27,565,919     $ -     $ (28,494,590 )   $ (926,320 )
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to Common Stock     (3,125,500 )     (3 )                                                             3               -  
Shares to be issued under stock-based compensation                                                                     2,253,238       90,000               2,343,238  
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to Common Stock                                                     15,098,054       15       877,024                       877,039  
Shares to be issued for conversion of convertible promissory note to Common Stock                                                                             465,675               465,675  
Net loss                                                                                     (2,503,288 )     (2,503,288 )
Balance, January 31, 2020     41,444,601     $ 42       -     $ -       430,801     $ -       2,320,876,565     $ 2,321     $ 30,696,181     $ 555,678     $ (30,997,878 )   $ 256,344  
Shares issued for conversion of Preferred Stock A to Common Stock                                                     3,125,500       3               (3 )             -  
Stock-based compensation for warrants issued                                                                     6,606,312                       6,606,312  
Shares to be issued for conversion of convertible promissory notes to Common Stock                                                     98,388,198       99       655,912       (465,675 )             190,336  
Beneficial conversion feature for conversion of convertible promissory notes to Common Stock                                                                     830,162                       830,162  
Net loss                                                                                    

(7,313,120

)    

(7,313,120

)
Balance, April 30, 2020     41,444,601     $ 42       -     $ -       430,801     $ -       2,422,390,263     $ 2,423     $ 38,788,567     $ 90,000     $

(38,310,998

)   $

570,034

 

 

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

 

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Verus International, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

For the Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

    Preferred
Stock A
    Preferred
Stock B
    Preferred
Stock C
    Common Stock     Additional
Paid-In
    Common Stock
to be
    Accumulated     Total
Stockholders’ Equity
 
    Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Shares     Par     Capital     Issued     Deficit     (Deficit)  
Balance, October 31, 2018     44,570,101     $ 44,570       -     $ -       160,000     $ 160       1,500,000,000     $ 1,500,000     $ 22,545,691     $ 456,090     $ (26,104,740 )   $ (1,558,229 )
Shares issued under Exchange Agreement                                     295,801       296                       1,208                       1,504  
Net loss                                                                                     (338,478 )     (338,478 )
Balance, January 31, 2019     44,570,101     $ 44,570       -     $ -       455,801     $ 456       1,500,000,000     $ 1,500,000     $ 22,546,899     $ 456,090     $ (26,443,218 )   $ (1,895,204 )
Shares issued under Monaker Settlement                                                     152,029,899       152,030       304,060       (456,090 )             -  
Conversion of Preferred Stock C to Common Stock                                     (25,000 )     (25 )     2,500,000       2,500       (2,475 )                     -  
Shares to be issued under stock based compensation                                                                     138,170                       138,170  
Relative fair value of warrants issued with convertible promissory notes                                                                     697,611                       697,611  
Shares to be issued under conversion of convertible promissory notes                                                                     (2,483,866 )     1,458,244               (1,025,622 )
Reduction of par value of Common and Preferred Stock                                                             (1,652,875 )     1,652,875                       -  
Net income                                                                                     2,146,612       2,146,612  
Balance, April 30, 2019     44,570,101     $ 44,570       -     $ -       430,801     $ 431       1,654,529,989     $ 1,655     $ 22,853,274     $ 1,458,244     $ (24,278,606 )   $ 79,568  

 

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

 

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Verus International, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Six Months Ended  
    April 30,  
    2020     2019  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net (loss) income   $ (9,816,408 )   $ 1,826,134  
Adjustments to reconcile net(loss) income to net cash from operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     123,493       897  
Amortization of issuance costs     57,663       -  
Amortization of beneficial conversion feature     80,320       -  
Amortization of debt discount     260,986       702,376  
Loss on convertible note payable extinguishment     355,317       -  
Loss on convertible note payable settlement     368,456       -  
Stock-based compensation     8,236,124       138,170  
Initial derivative liability expense     -       225,115  
Gain on convertible notes settlement     -       (681,944 )
Gain on extinguishment of debt     -       (2,700,737 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Increase in accounts receivable     (2,130,244 )     (589,993 )
Decrease (increase) in inventory     11,603       (162,272 )
Increase in prepaid expenses     (441,322 )     -  
Increase in other assets     -       (1,226 )
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses     1,339,123       867,688  
Increase in customer deposits     246,000       -  
Decrease in due to officer     -       (2,000 )
Increase in right to use and lease obligation, net     12,526       -  
Net cash used in operating activities     (1,296,364 )     (377,792 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Capital expenditures     (3,000 )     -  
Net cash used in investing activities     (3,000 )     -  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable, net of commission     941,000       1,960,319  
Payments applied to convertible promissory notes     -       (1,118,049 )
Proceeds from issuance of notes payable     354,479       -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     1,295,479       842,270  
                 
Net (decrease) increase in cash     (3,885 )     464,478  
Cash at beginning of period     371,898       28,554  
                 
Cash at end of period   $ 368,013     $ 493,032  
                 
Supplemental disclosure:                
Cash paid for interest   $ 10,448     $ 81,260  

 

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

 

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    For the Six Months Ended  
    April 30,  
    2020     2019  
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash operating activities:                
                 
Settlement of accrued compensation through issuance of Series C Preferred Stock:                
Value   $ -     $ 1,504  
Shares     -       295,081  
                 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:                
                 
Common Stock issued in exchange for conversion of Series A Preferred Stock:                
Value   $ 3     $ -  
Shares     3,215,500       -  
                 
Common Stock issued in exchange for conversion of convertible promissory note and accrued interest:                
Value (includes beneficial conversion feature)   $ 2,363,212     $ -  
Shares     113,486,252       -  
                 
Initial recognition of relative fair value of warrant agreements as convertible promissory notes discount:   $ -     $ 697,611  
                 
Initial recognition of derivative liability as debt discount:   $ -     $ 752,389  

 

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

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Organization and Nature of Business

 

Verus International, Inc., including its wholly-owned subsidiaries, are collectively referred to herein as “Verus,” “VRUS”, “Company,” “us,” or “we.”

 

We were incorporated in the state of Delaware under the name Spectrum Gaming Ventures, Inc. on May 25, 1994. On October 10, 1995, we changed our name to Select Video, Inc. On October 24, 2007, we filed a Certificate of Ownership with the Delaware Secretary of State whereby Webdigs, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, was merged with and into us and we changed our name to Webdigs, Inc.

 

On October 9, 2012, we consummated a share exchange (the “Exchange Transaction”) with Monaker Group, Inc. (formerly known as Next 1 Interactive, Inc.), a Nevada corporation (“Monaker”) pursuant to which we received all of the outstanding equity in Attaché Travel International, Inc., a Florida corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Monaker (“Attaché”) in consideration for the issuance of 93 million shares of our newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to Monaker. Attaché owned approximately 80% of a corporation named RealBiz Holdings Inc. which is the parent corporation of RealBiz 360, Inc. (“RealBiz”). As a condition to the closing of the Exchange Transaction, on October 3, 2012, we filed a Certificate of Ownership with the Delaware Secretary of State whereby RealBiz Media Group, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, was merged with and into us and we changed our name to RealBiz Media Group, Inc.

 

On May 1, 2018, Verus Foods MENA Limited (“Verus MENA”) entered into a Share Purchase and Sale Agreement with a purchaser (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to which Verus MENA sold 75 shares (the “Gulf Agro Shares”) of Gulf Agro Trading, LLC (“Gulf Agro”), representing 25% of the common stock of Gulf Agro, to the Purchaser. In consideration for the Gulf Agro Shares, the Purchaser was assigned certain contracts executed during a specified period of time. Upon the consummation of the transaction contemplated by the Share Purchase and Sale Agreement, the Purchaser obtained a broader license for product distribution. All liabilities of Gulf Agro remained with Gulf Agro.

 

Since August 1, 2018, we, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Verus Foods, Inc., an international supplier of consumer food products, have been focused on international consumer packaged goods, foodstuff distribution and wholesale trade. Our fine food products are sourced in the United States and exported internationally. We market consumer food products under our own brands primarily to supermarkets, hotels, and other members of the wholesale trade. Initially, we focused on frozen foods, particularly meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and french fries with beverages as a second vertical, and during 2018, we added cold-storage facilities and began seeking international sources for fresh fruit, produce and similar perishables, as well as other consumer packaged foodstuff with the goal to create vertical farm-to-market operations. Verus has also begun to explore new consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) non-food categories, such as cosmetic and fragrances, for future product offerings.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued)

 

We currently have a significant regional presence in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and sub-Saharan Africa (excluding The Office of Foreign Assets Control restricted nations), with deep roots in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) countries, which includes the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Company’s long-term goal is to source goods and generate international wholesale and retail CPG sales in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

 

In addition to the foregoing, since our acquisition of Big League Foods, Inc. (“BLF”) during April 2019, pursuant to which we acquired a license with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (“MLB”) to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections, we have been selling pint size ice cream in grocery store-type packaging and are exploring novelty “grab-and-go” size ice cream in cone, bar, and sandwich versions under our frozen dessert product line. In addition, under our confections product line, we are selling gummi and chocolate candies. The MLB license covers all 30 MLB teams, and all of our current products pursuant to such license feature “home team” packaging that matches the fan base in each region.

 

Furthermore, during August 2019, we purchased all of the assets of a french fry business in the Middle East.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The consolidated unaudited financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items, which in the opinion of management, are necessary to fairly state the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the dates and periods presented and to make such information not misleading. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been omitted pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”); nevertheless, management of the Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.

 

The consolidated unaudited financial statements for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 include the operations of BLF effective April 25, 2019, Verus MENA effective May 1, 2018, and Verus Foods, Inc. effective January 2017. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidation.

 

These consolidated unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2019, contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 13, 2020. The results of operations for the six months ended April 30, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for any other interim period or the fiscal year ending October 31, 2020.

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated unaudited financial statements in conformity with U.S. 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 unaudited consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. If actual results significantly differ from the Company’s estimates, the Company’s financial condition and results of operations could be materially impacted. Significant estimates include the collectability of accounts receivable, valuations of inventory, finite-lived intangible assets, derivative liabilities, stock-based compensation and the valuation reserve for income taxes.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Concentrations of Credit Risk

 

The Company places its cash and cash equivalents with high-quality financial institutions. At times, balances in the Company’s cash accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) limit. At April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, Company’s cash balances did not exceed the FDIC limit.

 

The Company’s food products accounts receivable, net and revenues are geographically concentrated with customers located in the GCC countries. In addition, significant concentrations exist with a limited number of customers. Although the loss of one or more of our top customers, or a substantial decrease in demand by any of those customers for our products, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition, such risks may be mitigated by our access to credit insurance programs.

 

The Company purchases substantially all of its food products from a limited number of regions around the world or from a limited number of suppliers. Increases in the prices of the food products which we purchase could adversely affect our operating results if we are unable to offset the effect of these increased costs through price increases, and we can provide no assurance that we will be able to pass along such increased costs to our customers. Furthermore, if we cannot obtain sufficient food products or our suppliers cease to be available to us, we could experience shortages in our food products or be unable to meet our commitments to customers. Alternative sources of food products, if available, may be more expensive. For periods in which the prices are declining, the Company may be required to write down its inventory carrying cost which, depending on the extent of the differences between market price and carrying cost, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial position.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of balance sheet presentation and reporting of cash flows, the Company considers all unrestricted demand deposits, money market funds and highly liquid debt instruments with an original maturity of less than 90 days to be cash and cash equivalents. There were no cash equivalents at April 30, 2020 or October 31, 2019.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company regularly reviews outstanding receivables and provides for estimated losses through an allowance for doubtful accounts. In evaluating the level of established loss reserves, the Company makes judgments regarding its customers’ ability to make required payments, economic events and other factors. As the financial condition of these parties change, circumstances develop or additional information becomes available, adjustments to the allowance for doubtful accounts may be required. The Company maintains reserves for potential credit losses and such losses traditionally have been within its expectations. At April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, the Company determined there was no requirement for an allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of net realizable value, determined on the first-in, first-out basis, or cost. Net realizable value is based on estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business less reasonably predictable costs of completion and transportation. Inventories consist of raw materials (film and packaging) and finished products.

 

Intangible Assets

 

The Company amortizes its two intangible assets, a license with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., and certain acquired customer contracts, on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets.

 

Property and Equipment

 

All expenditures on the acquisition for property and equipment are recorded at cost and capitalized as incurred, provided the asset benefits the Company for a period of more than one year. Expenditures on routine repairs and maintenance of property and equipment are charged directly to operating expense. The property and equipment is depreciated based upon its estimated useful life after being placed in service. The estimated useful lives range from 3 to 7 years based upon asset class. When an asset is retired, sold or impaired, the resulting gain or loss is reflected in earnings.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 360-10, “Property, Plant, and Equipment”, the Company periodically reviews its long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable. The Company recognizes an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company measures its financial instruments in accordance with ASC topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820”), formerly SFAS No. 157 “Fair Value Measurements”. ASC 820 defines “fair value” as the price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.

 

ASC 820 also describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1: Observable inputs that reflect unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities traded in active markets.

 

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

 

Level 3: Inputs that are generally unobservable. These inputs may be used with internally developed methodologies that result in management’s best estimate of fair value.

 

Financial instruments consist principally of cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, due from affiliates, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other current liabilities. The carrying amounts of such financial instruments in the accompanying balance sheets approximate their fair values due to their relatively short-term nature. The fair value of short and long-term debt is based on current rates at which the Company could borrow funds with similar remaining maturities. The carrying amounts approximate fair value. It is management’s opinion that the Company is not exposed to any significant currency or credit risks arising from these financial instruments.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Revenue is derived from the sale of food and beverage products. The Company recognizes revenue when obligations under the terms of a contract with the customer are satisfied. Product sales occur once control is transferred upon delivery to the customer. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring products. The amount of consideration the Company receives and revenue the Company recognizes varies with changes in customer incentives the Company offers to its customers and their customers. In the event any discounts, sales incentives, or similar arrangements are agreed to with a customer, such amounts are estimated at time of sale and deducted from revenue. Sales taxes and other similar taxes are excluded from revenue (see Note 7).

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

Shipping and handling costs for freight expense on goods shipped are included in cost of sales. Freight expense on goods shipped for the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019 was $456,625 and $178,360, respectively.

 

Customer Deposits

 

From time to time the Company requires prepayments for deposits in advance of delivery of products. Such amounts are initially recorded as customer deposits. The Company recognizes such revenue as it is earned in accordance with revenue recognition policies.

 

Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company computes share based payments in accordance with the provisions of ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation and related interpretations. As such, compensation cost is measured on the date of grant at the fair value of the share-based payments. Such compensation amounts, if any, are amortized over the respective vesting periods of the grants. The Company estimates the fair value of stock options and warrants by using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.

 

Convertible Debt Instruments

 

The Company records debt net of debt discount for beneficial conversion features and warrants, on a relative fair value basis. Beneficial conversion features are recorded pursuant to the Beneficial Conversion and Debt Topics of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC. The amounts allocated to warrants and beneficial conversion rights are recorded as debt discount and as additional paid-in-capital. Debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt.

 

Foreign Currency

 

The Company has one non-U.S. subsidiary, where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar. The related assets and liabilities of this non-U.S. subsidiary have been translated using end of period exchange rates or historical exchange rates to the U.S. dollar.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with Accounting for Income Taxes, as clarified by ASC 740-10, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Under this method, deferred income taxes are determined based on the estimated future tax effects of differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities and net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards given the provisions of enacted tax laws. Deferred income tax provisions and benefits are based on changes to the assets or liabilities from year-to-year. In providing for deferred taxes, the Company considers tax regulations of the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, estimates of future taxable income, and available tax planning strategies. If tax regulations, operating results or the ability to implement tax-planning strategies vary, adjustments to the carrying value of deferred tax assets and liabilities may be required. Valuation allowances are recorded related to deferred tax assets based on the “more likely than not” criteria of ASC 740.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

ASC 740 requires that the Company recognize the financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority would more likely than not sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the “more-likely-than-not” threshold, the amount recognized in the consolidated financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority. The Company’s tax returns for its October 31, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 tax years may be selected for examination by the taxing authorities as the statute of limitations remains open.

 

The Company recognizes expenses for tax penalties and interest assessed by the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities upon receiving valid notice of assessments. The Company has received no such notices for the tax years ended October 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

In accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 260, Earnings per Share, basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing earnings available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Other potentially dilutive common shares, and the related impact to earnings, are considered when calculating EPS on a diluted basis.

 

In computing diluted EPS, only potential common shares that are dilutive, those that reduce EPS or increase loss per share, are included. The effect of contingently issuable shares are not included if the result would be anti-dilutive, such as when a net loss is reported. Therefore, basic and diluted EPS are computed using the same number of weighted average shares for the three and six months ended April 30, 2020, as we incurred a net loss for those periods. At April 30, 2020, there were outstanding warrants to purchase approximately 1.3 billion shares of the Company’s common stock, approximately 85 million shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of Series A and Series C convertible preferred stock, approximately 7.5 million shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued, and approximately 212 million shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of convertible notes payable which may dilute future EPS. At April 30, 2019, there were outstanding warrants to purchase approximately 624 million shares of the Company’s common stock, approximately 88 million shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of series A and series C convertible preferred stock, approximately 595 million shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued, and approximately 6 million shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of convertible notes payable which may dilute future EPS.

 

Concentrations, Risks and Uncertainties

 

A significant portion of the Company’s ongoing operations are related to the international food industries, and its prospects for success are tied indirectly to interest rates and the worldwide demand for the Company’s food and beverage products.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

Effective November 1, 2019, the Company adopted FASB ASC Topic 842, Leases (“ASC 842”), which requires lessees to recognize leases on-balance sheet and disclose key information about leasing arrangements. The new standard establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to recognize a ROU asset and lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with a term longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern and classification of expense recognition in the income statement. The Company adopted ASC 842 using a modified retrospective approach as of the effective date of the new standard. Consequently, financial information has not been updated and the disclosures required under the ASC 842 have not been provided for dates and periods before November 1, 2019. The Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within ASC 842, which allowed the Company to carry forward the historical lease classification, not reassess prior conclusions related to expired or existing contracts that are or that contain leases, and not reassess the accounting for initial direct costs. Upon adopting ASC 842 on November 1, 2019, the Company recognized a ROU asset of $174,241 and a corresponding lease liability of $188,792 pertaining to the Company’s corporate office lease. The lease liability was measured based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments utilizing the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. The ROU asset was measured based on the initial measurement of the lease liability, less a preexisting deferred rent balance from the prior fiscal year. As the Company’s Dubai, UAE office lease has a lease term of only 12 months, no ROU asset or lease liability was recognized for this lease (see Note 5).

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

During August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, to modify the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements in Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, based on the concepts in the Concept Statement, including the consideration of costs and benefits. The standard is effective for the Company as of November 1, 2020, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, if adopted, would have a material impact on the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 3: GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated 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.

 

The Company has incurred a net loss of $9,816,408 and negative cash flows from operations of $1,296,364 for the six months ended April 30, 2020. At April 30, 2020, the Company had a working capital deficit of $174,754, and an accumulated deficit of $38,310,998. It is management’s opinion that these facts raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the date of this report, without additional debt or equity financing. The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts nor to the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

In order to meet its working capital needs through the next twelve months from the date of this report and to fund the growth of the food business, the Company may consider plans to raise additional funds through the issuance of equity or debt. Although the Company intends to obtain additional financing to meet its cash needs, the Company may be unable to secure any additional financing on terms that are favorable or acceptable to it, if at all.

 

NOTE 4: PREPAID EXPENSES

 

Prepaid expenses total $507,071 and $65,749 at April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, respectively, and consist mainly of prepaid advertising, prepaid insurance, and deposits on purchases.

 

NOTE 5: LEASES

 

The Company has an operating lease for its corporate office in Gaithersburg, Maryland and a short-term lease for office space in Dubai, UAE.

 

At the inception of a contract, the Company assesses whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. The Company’s assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether the Company obtains the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the term, and (3) whether the Company has the right to direct the use of the asset. The Company allocates the consideration in the contract to each lease and non-lease component based on the component’s relative stand-alone price to determine the lease payments. Lease and non-lease components are accounted for separately. Leases are classified as either finance leases or operating leases based on criteria in ASC 842.

 

At lease commencement, the Company records a lease liability equal to the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the rate implicit in the lease or, if that rate cannot be readily determined, the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. A corresponding ROU asset is recorded, measured based on the initial measurement of the lease liability. ROU assets also include any lease payments made and exclude lease incentives. Lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 5: LEASES (continued)

 

Lease expense for operating leases, consisting of lease payments, is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Included in lease expense are any variable lease payments incurred in the period that were not included in the initial lease liability. Lease expense for finance leases consists of the amortization of the ROU asset, which is calculated on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the useful life of the asset or the lease term, and interest expense on the lease liability, which is calculated using the effective interest rate method. The Company had no finance leases at April 30, 2020.

 

For the three and six months ended April 30, 2020, the Company had operating lease costs of $21,362 and $42,723, respectively, which are included in general and administrative expenses in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations. For the three and six months ended April 30, 2020, the Company made operating lease cash payments of $22,486 and $44,749, respectively, which are included in cash flows from operating activities in the unaudited consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

At April 30, 2020, the remaining lease term is 20 months and the discount rate is 5%. Future annual minimum cash payments required under this operating type lease as of April 30, 2020 are as follows:

 

Future Minimum Lease Payments:      
Remainder of fiscal year 2020   $ 45,862  
2021     93,329  
2022     15,745  
Total Minimum Lease Payments   $ 154,936  
Less: amount representing interest     (6,621 )
Present Value of Lease Liabilities   $ 148,315  
Less: current portion     (86,496 )
Long-Term Portion   $ 61,819  

 

NOTE 6: INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

 

Intangible assets, net, consist of two intangible assets, a license (the “License”) with MLB and certain acquired customer contracts.

 

MLB License

 

The MLB License allows us to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections. The License was acquired during April 2019 under a stock purchase agreement pursuant to which the Company purchased all of the outstanding capital stock of BLF. The transaction was accounted for as an asset acquisition, with substantially all of the purchase consideration allocated to the License.

 

The purchase consideration to acquire the License totaled $5,357,377, which consisted of $50,000 cash paid subsequent to closing, $257,377 of accrued MLB License royalty fees that were assumed by the Company upon acquisition of the License (net of cash acquired of $350), and $5,050,000 cash that is contingently payable over time, through December 31, 2022, based on the future sales of MLB-branded products (see Note 10). The contingent consideration is recognized as an increase to the carrying amount of the License intangible asset when the payment becomes probable and estimable, net of any catch-up for amortization expense.

 

Acquired Customer Contracts

 

The acquired customer contracts were purchased for $544,630 (2,000,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham) from a third-party frozen foods vendor during September 2019, giving the Company the right to earn revenue under the terms of the acquired customer contracts.

 

The net carrying amount of the intangible assets are as follows:

 

    Estimated            
    Useful
Lives
 

April 30,

2020

    October 31,
2019
 
Intangible assets:                    
MLB license   32 months   $ 357,027     $ 357,027  
Customer contracts   7 years     544,630       544,630  
Accumulated amortization         (183,686 )     (63,950 )
Intangible assets, net       $ 717,971     $ 837,707  

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have considered its potential impact on our global supply chain, operations and routes to market or those of our suppliers, customers, distributors and retailers. Based on our analysis, we have determined there is currently no indication that the carrying amounts of our MLB License and acquired customer contracts are impaired and not fully recoverable, and therefore no impairment exists at April 30, 2020.

 

Amortization expense for the three and six months ended April 30, 2020 was $53,233 and $119,736, respectively. There was no amortization expense during the three and six months ended April 30, 2019.

 

Annual amortization expense related to the existing net carrying amount of the intangible assets for the next five years is expected to be as follows:

 

Remainder of fiscal year 2020   $ 106,465  
Fiscal year 2021   $ 212,931  
Fiscal year 2022   $ 100,325  
Fiscal year 2023   $ 77,804  
Fiscal year 2024   $ 77,804  

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 7: REVENUE

 

The Company recognizes revenue when obligations under the terms of a contract with the customer are satisfied. Product sales occur once control is transferred upon delivery to the customer. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring products. The amount of consideration the Company receives and revenue the Company recognizes varies with changes in customer incentives the Company offers to its customers and their customers. Sales taxes and other similar taxes are excluded from revenue.

 

Information about the Company’s revenue by country is as follows:

 

    For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    April 30,     April 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
United Arab Emirates   $ 3,592,222     $ 2,084,506     $ 8,499,065     $ 3,820,170  
Oman     437,047       198,732       1,036,627       398,251  
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia     376,208       463,737       693,313       660,385  
Bahrain     217,423       195,460       567,557       507,449  
United States     24,986       -       24,986       -  
Revenue   $ 4,647,886     $ 2,942,435     $ 10,821,548     $ 5,386,255  

 

NOTE 8: DEBT

 

Convertible Notes Payable

 

The Company records debt net of debt discount for beneficial conversion features and warrants, on a relative fair value basis. Beneficial conversion features are recorded pursuant to the Beneficial Conversion and Debt Topics of the FASB ASC. The amounts allocated to warrants and beneficial conversion rights are recorded as debt discount and as additional paid-in-capital. Debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt.

 

On January 2, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment #1 to the convertible note dated July 1, 2019 in the principal amount of $605,000 (including a $90,000 original issuance discount), amending the conversion price. As a result of this amendment, the outstanding balance was determined extinguished and a loss on convertible note payable extinguishment of $355,317 was recognized, and a new liability was established. On various dates through January 31, 2020, the outstanding principal and accrued interest was converted into an aggregate of 81,623,171 shares of the Company’s common stock at an average conversion price of $0.009527, resulting in the recognition of a loss on convertible note payable settlement of $368,456.

 

On January 9, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible note in the principal amount of $605,000 (including a $90,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on January 9, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.015 per share, subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

On February 10, 2020, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $420,000 (including a $70,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on November 10, 2020, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum, and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.0125 per share, subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note.

 

On April 8, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment #1 to the convertible notes dated September 13, 2019 in the aggregate principal amount of $660,000 (including an aggregate of $110,000 in original issuance discounts), amending the conversion price. As a result of this amendment, an aggregate beneficial conversion feature of $598,888 was recognized based upon the intrinsic value of the conversion option as a discount of the convertible notes, which will be amortized to interest expense through the maturity dates. On various dates through April 30, 2020, an aggregate of $138,000 of the outstanding principal and $674 of accrued interest was converted into an aggregate of 25,029,712 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On April 21, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment #1 to the convertible note dated October 2, 2019 in the principal amount of $345,000 (including a $45,000 original issuance discount), amending the conversion price. As a result of this amendment, a beneficial conversion feature of $231,274 was recognized based upon the intrinsic value of the conversion option as a discount of the convertible note, which will be amortized to interest expense through the maturity date. On April 21, 2020, $50,000 of the outstanding principal and $1,660 of accrued interest was converted into 6,833,369 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On April 29, 2020, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $165,000 (including a $15,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on April 29, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 8% per annum, (increasing to 18% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.02 per share, subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date of the Note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note.

 

At April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2019, there was $1,092,524 and $1,378,855 of convertible notes payable outstanding, net of discounts and beneficial conversion features of $916,475 and $231,146, respectively.

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2020 and 2019, amortization of debt discount, issuance costs, and beneficial conversion features amounted to $398,969 and $702,376, respectively.

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2020, an aggregate of $809,276 of convertible notes, including accrued interest, were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock and there were no payments toward the outstanding balances of convertible notes. During the six months ended April 30, 2019, an aggregate of $1,485,633 of convertible notes, including accrued interest, were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock and there were payments of an aggregate of $1,118,049 toward the outstanding balances of convertible notes.

 

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CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

Notes Payable

 

On January 26, 2019, the Company entered into Amendment No. 1 to the promissory note (the “Monaco Note”) issued in favor of the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust on January 26, 2018 in the principal amount of $530,000, with an annual interest rate of 12%, whereby (i) the maturity date of the Monaco Note was extended to January 26, 2020 and (ii) the Company agreed to use its best efforts to prepay the unpaid principal amount of the Monaco Note together with all accrued but unpaid interest thereon on or prior to March 31, 2019.

 

Subsequently, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 dated February 8, 2019 to the Monaco Note whereby the maturity date of the Monaco Note was extended to November 8, 2019.

 

Upon maturity on November 8, 2019, the Company was not able to pay the balance due and the interest rate immediately increased to 18% per annum. The note holder agreed to only impose the default interest rate and not proceed with any other default remedies currently available. At April 30, 2020, the Company expects to repay the Monaco Note in full as quickly as possible based upon its available capital.

 

On March 31, 2020, the Company issued and sold a promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $312,500 (including a $62,500 original issuance discount). The note matures on July 1, 2020, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum, (increasing to 18% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and provides a security interest in all of the Company’s equity ownership interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, Big League Foods, Inc. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date with no prepayment penalties.

 

On April 23, 2020, the Company entered into a promissory note with an approved lender in the principal amount of $104,479. The note was approved under the provisions of the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) Loan Program. The note accrues interest for the first six months following the issuance date at a rate of 1% per annum, (increasing to 6% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)), and beginning November 23, 2020, requires 18 monthly payments of $5,880 each, consisting of principal and interest until paid in full on April 23, 2022. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date with no prepayment penalties. Additionally, any portion of the note up to the entire principal and accrued interest balance may be forgiven in the event the Company satisfies certain requirements as determined by the CARES Act. The Company expects to satisfy the requirements for forgiveness of the entire principal and accrued interest balance and will apply for such forgiveness by the deadline.

 

Revolving Credit Agreement

 

On July 31, 2019, the Company entered into a secured, $500,000 revolving credit agreement (“Credit Facility”). Borrowings under the Credit Facility may be used to fund working capital needs and bear interest at a one-month LIBOR-based rate plus 300 basis-points (3.30% at April 30, 2020). The Company’s performance and payment obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by substantially all of its assets. The structure of this Credit Facility is a note payable with a revolving credit line feature with a mutual termination provision instead of a stated maturity date. The outstanding balance under the Credit Facility may be prepaid at any time without premium or penalty. Additionally, the Credit Facility contains customary events of default and remedies upon an event of default, including the acceleration of repayment of outstanding amounts under the Credit Facility.

 

At April 30, 2020, $500,000 was outstanding under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including a borrowing base requirement upon each request for an advance from the Credit Facility. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at April 30, 2020.

 

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CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 9: STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

 

The total number of shares of all classes of stock that the Company shall have the authority to issue is 7,625,000,000 shares consisting of 7,500,000,000 shares of common stock with a $0.000001 par value per share of which 2,422,390,263 are outstanding at April 30, 2020 and 125,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.000001 per share of which (A) 120,000,000 shares have been designated as Series A Convertible Preferred of which 41,444,601 are outstanding at April 30, 2020, (B) 1,000,000 shares have been designated as Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, of which no shares are outstanding at April 30, 2020 and (C) 1,000,000 have been designated as Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 430,801 shares are outstanding at April 30, 2020.

 

On January 11, 2019, stockholders holding a majority of the voting power of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of voting stock, executed a written consent approving 1) an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to (i) increase the number of authorized shares of common stock of the Company to 7,500,000,000 shares from 1,500,000,000 shares and (ii) decrease the par value of the common stock and preferred stock to $0.000001 from $0.001 per share; and 2) granting discretionary authority to the Company’s Board of Directors to amend the Certificate of Incorporation to effect one or more consolidations of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company, pursuant to which the shares of common stock would be combined and reclassified into one share of common stock at a ratio within the range from 1-for-2 up to 1-for-400 (the “Reverse Stock Split”), provided that, (X) that the Company may not effect Reverse Stock Splits that, in the aggregate, exceed 1-for-400, and (Y) any Reverse Stock Split may not be completed later than January 11, 2020. Since the Company had not effectuated any Reverse Stock Split by January 11, 2020, the related approval expired.

 

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

 

On January 8, 2020, a shareholder converted 3,125,500 shares of Series A Preferred Stock into the same number of shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

Common Stock

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2020, the Company:

 

  issued 113,486,252 shares of its common stock valued at $2,363,212 as repayment for outstanding principal and interest on convertible promissory notes as requested by the note holders in accordance with contractual terms.
     
  issued 3,125,500 shares of its common stock for the conversion of 3,125,500 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred stock.
     
  reflected 7,500,000 shares of its common stock as shares to be issued for the vesting of the first 25% of a 30,000,000 common stock grant to Christopher Cutchens, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. The Company recorded $97,500 of stock-based compensation expense during the six months ended April 30, 2020, related to this common stock grant.

 

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CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 9: STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT) (continued)

 

Common Stock Warrants

 

On April 29, 2020, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement (the “2020 Employment Agreement”) with its Chief Executive Officer, whereby the 2020 Employment Agreement amended and restated the prior employment agreement dated January 31, 2017 (the “2017 Agreement”).

 

Under the provisions of the 2017 Agreement, the Company was committed to issue warrants to its Chief Executive Officer to purchase shares of its common stock as follows:

 

  For each $1 million in revenue generated by the Company, a warrant to purchase 7,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.006 per warrant will be granted, until such time as the Chief Executive Officer owns 20% of the then-outstanding shares of common stock.
     
  At the beginning of each calendar year, a warrant to acquire 3% of the Company’s outstanding common stock will be granted.

 

These provisions were amended and replaced in the 2020 Employment Agreement with the one-time grant of warrants to purchase 471,883,795 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.006 per share. This one-time grant of warrants increased the Chief Executive Officer’s ownership to 20% of the Company’s common stock on a fully diluted basis, which is consistent with the intentions of the Company’s Board of Directors and with the Company’s former management.

 

The Company estimates the fair value of each award on the date of grant using a Black-Scholes option valuation model that uses the following assumptions for warrants earned during the six months ended April 30, 2020:

 

Expected volatility     194.54% - 399.10 %
Weighted-average volatility     122.01 %
Expected dividends     0 %
Expected term (in years)     5.0  
Risk-free rate     0.37% - 1.57 %

 

During the six months ended April 30, 2020, the grant date fair value of the warrants earned was $8,859,550.

 

The following table sets forth common share purchase warrants outstanding at April 30, 2020:

 

          Weighted        
          Average        
          Exercise     Intrinsic  
    Warrants     Price     Value  
Outstanding, October 31, 2019     725,705,000     $ 0.003     $ -  
Warrants granted and issued     586,057,150     $ 0.006     $ -  
Warrants exercised     -     $ -     $ -  
Warrants forfeited     (2,205,000 )   $ (0.066 )   $ -  
Outstanding, April 30, 2020     1,309,557,150     $ 0.005     $ -  
                         
Common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants     1,309,557,150     $ 0.005     $ -  

 

            Common Stock Issuable  
      Common Stock Issuable Upon Exercise of     Upon Warrants  
      Warrants Outstanding     Exercisable  
            Weighted                    
      Number     Average     Weighted     Number     Weighted  
Range of     Outstanding     Remaining     Average     Exercisable     Average  
Exercise     at April 30,     Contractual     Exercise     at April 30,     Exercise  
Prices     2020     Life (Years)     Price     2020     Price  
$ 0.0025       580,000,000       1.85     $ 0.0025       580,000,000     $ 0.0025  
$ 0.0060       728,557,150       0.85     $ 0.0060       728,557,150     $ 0.0060  
$ 0.0500       1,000,000       0.67     $ 0.0500       1,000,000     $ 0.0500  
          1,309,557,150       1.29     $ 0.0050       1,309,557,150     $ 0.0050  

 

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CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Binding Acquisition Agreement

 

On April 3, 2020, the Company entered into a binding agreement (“Acquisition Agreement”) with ZC Top Apparel Manufacturing (“ZC Top”), which was confirmed and superseded by a Securities Purchase Agreement on May 8, 2020 (the “May 8, 2020 Agreement”), wherein the Company acquired a controlling 51% interest of the issued and outstanding common voting shares of ZC Top (the “Majority Interest”). The purchase price for the Majority Interest was $100,000, which was paid by the Company and additional working capital can be provided by the Company when needed, from time to time, in the form of purchase financing, letters of credit, bank guarantees, merchant cash advances or any other structure that may be required to facilitate the business. ZC Top is a Philippines-based maker of highly sought-after reusable N95 fabric masks and biohazard suits.

 

License Contingent Consideration

 

As described in Note 6, during April 2019 the Company acquired the License to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections as part of its acquisition of BLF. The consideration payable to the seller of BLF includes $5,050,000 of contingent consideration, of which $50,000 is due upon the initial sale of an MLB-branded product and of which $5,000,000 is to be paid over time, through December 31, 2022, based on future sales of MLB-branded products (the “Earnout”). The Earnout is payable on a quarterly basis at $1.00 per case sold for sales that have a minimum gross margin of 20% per case. The Earnout payable each quarter is limited in aggregate to the operating income of BLF; however, any amounts constrained due to this limit may be rolled forward to future periods and paid when there is sufficient excess operating income. The Company accrues for this contingent consideration when payment becomes both probable and estimable.

 

During August 2019, $50,000 of the License contingent consideration was paid to the seller of BLF as the initial sale of an MLB-branded product was achieved during July 2019. At April 30, 2020, the Company believes it is a reasonable possibility that the remaining maximum amount of $5,000,000 will be paid over the term of the arrangement.

 

Guaranteed Minimum Royalties

 

The Company is obligated to pay royalties to certain vendors for the sale of products that contain their intellectual property. These royalty fees are based on a percentage of sales of the underlying products and are included in cost of revenue. The royalties also include certain guaranteed minimum payments. As of April 30, 2020, the Company’s total expected future obligation related to these guaranteed minimum payments was $1,133,333, of which the Company expects to pay $265,000 during the remaining fiscal year October 31, 2020, and $738,333 and $130,000 during the fiscal years ending October 31, 2021, and 2022, respectively. Amounts accrued at April 30, 2020 relating to these guaranteed minimum payments totaled $401,667 and are included in accounts payable and accrued expenses.

 

NOTE 11: LITIGATION

 

On April 4, 2019, Auctus Fund, LLC (“Auctus”) commenced a lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On August 27, 2019, the Company filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit. On September 30, 2019, Auctus responded by filing a First Amended Complaint. The Company then filed a second motion to dismiss on October 24, 2019. On February 25, 2020, the court issued a decision dismissing the securities laws and unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty claims and retaining the breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, fraud and deceit, and negligent misrepresentation-and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act claims. The Company filed its Answer to the complaint on March 10, 2020. The case remains pending in the District of Massachusetts. This case stems from a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in May 2017, a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in July 2018, the spin-off of the Company’s real estate division into NestBuilder including the issuance of shares of NestBuilder in the spin-off to the Company’s stockholders and an inducement agreement, release and payoff agreement executed by the parties in February 2019 whereby the Company settled the balance of outstanding amounts owed to Auctus in consideration for cash and shares of NestBuilder. Auctus has requested that the court grant it injunctive and equitable relief and specific performance with respect to the Company’s obligations; determine that the Company is liable for all damages, losses and costs and award Auctus actual losses sustained; award Auctus costs including, but not limited to, costs required to prosecute the action including attorneys’ fees; and punitive damages. The Company intends to continue to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

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CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2020 AND 2019

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 12: ACQUISITION TERMINATION

 

Effective March 31, 2020, the Company and Sellers of Nutribrands entered into the Termination Agreement with Nutribrands LTDA pursuant to which, among other things, all agreements between the parties (including the October 30, 2019 Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Nutribrands International, LLC, the Contribution and Sale Agreement and all related ancillary agreements (collectively, “Released Transactions”)) were terminated and the parties released each other from all obligations arising from the Released Transactions.

 

NOTE 13: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Subsequent to April 30, 2020, an aggregate of $591,381 of principal and accrued interest have been converted into 158,544,788 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On May 8, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “May 8, 2020 Agreement”) with ZC Top Apparel Manufacturing (“ZC Top”) which confirmed and superseded a binding agreement dated April 3, 2020 (the “Acquisition Agreement”) wherein the Company acquired a controlling 51% interest of the issued and outstanding common voting shares of ZC Top (the “Majority Interest”). The purchase price for the Majority Interest was $100,000, which was paid by the Company. Additional working capital can be provided by the Company when needed, from time to time, in the form of purchase financing, letters of credit, bank guarantees, merchant cash advances or any other structure that may be required to facilitate the business. ZC Top is a Philippines-based maker of highly sought-after reusable N95 fabric masks and biohazard suits.

 

On May 28, 2020, the Company issued 12,500,000 shares of its common stock related to the conversion of 12,500,000 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred stock.

 

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

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the attached unaudited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for our fiscal year ended October 31, 2019 found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 13, 2020.

 

Overview

 

Since August 1, 2018, we, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Verus Foods, Inc. (“Verus Foods”), an international supplier of consumer food products, have been focused on international consumer packaged goods, foodstuff distribution and wholesale trade. Our fine food products are sourced in the United States and exported internationally. We market consumer food products under our own brand primarily to supermarkets, hotels and other members of the wholesale trade. Initially, we focused on frozen foods, particularly meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and french fries with beverages as a second vertical, and in 2018, we added cold-storage facilities and began seeking international sources for fresh fruit, produce and similar perishables, as well as other consumer packaged foodstuff with the goal to create vertical farm-to-market operations. We have also begun to explore new consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) non-food categories, such as cosmetic and fragrances, for future product offerings.

 

We currently have a significant regional presence in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and sub-Saharan Africa (excluding The Office of Foreign Assets Control restricted nations), with deep roots in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) countries, which includes the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Our long-term goal is to source goods and generate international wholesale and retail CPG sales in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

 

In addition to the foregoing, since our acquisition of Big League Foods, Inc. (“BLF”) during April 2019, pursuant to which we acquired a license with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (“MLB”) to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections, we have been selling pint size ice cream in grocery store-type packaging and are exploring novelty “grab-and-go” size ice cream in cone, bar, and sandwich versions under our frozen dessert product line. In addition, under our confections product line, we are selling gummi and chocolate candies. The MLB license covers all 30 MLB teams, and all of our current products pursuant to such license feature “home team” packaging that matches the fan base in each region.

 

Furthermore, during August 2019, we purchased all of the assets of a french fry business including customer contracts which provide us the right to earn revenue pursuant to such contracts throughout the Middle East. Additionally, during May 2020, we acquired a controlling 51% interest of a Philippines-based maker of highly sought-after reusable N95 fabric masks and biohazard suits.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations are based upon its unaudited consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The preparation of these unaudited consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent liabilities. On an on-going basis, management evaluates past judgments and estimates, including those related to bad debts, potential impairment of intangible assets, accrued liabilities and contingencies. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed 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. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The accounting policies and related risks described in Note 2 above and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on April 13, 2020 are those that depend most heavily on these judgments and estimates. As of April 30, 2020, there had been no material changes to any of the critical accounting policies contained therein.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Three months ended April 30, 2020 compared to three months ended April 30, 2019

 

Revenue

 

Our revenue increased to $4,647,886 for the three months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $2,942,435 for the three months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $1,705,451 or 58%. The increase is the result of reducing the order backlog with customers due to continued increased sales to customers and increased working capital funding that allows us to procure additional products for sale.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue totaled $3,911,958 for the three months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $2,490,130 for three months ended April 30, 2019, representing an increase of $1,421,828 or 57%. The increase is the result of higher revenue and related product costs.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Our operating expenses, which include salaries and benefits, stock-based compensation, selling and promotions expense, legal and professional fees, and general and administrative expenses increased to $7,733,777 for the three months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $695,993 for the three months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $7,037,784. The increase is primarily due to an increase of $6,292,306 in stock-based compensation expense related to performance warrants earned by our Chief Executive Officer and a restricted common stock grant to our Chief Financial Officer, coupled with higher expenses across all other categories to support the increase in revenue and higher expenses related to enhancements to our MLB branded products. The increase in stock-based compensation expense is primarily the result of the 2020 Employment Agreement with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer providing a one-time grant of warrants to increase his ownership to 20% of the Company’s common stock on a fully diluted basis. There will be no future stock-based compensation expense related to this one-time grant of warrants as the entire related expense of $6,541,628 was recognized during the three months ended April 30, 2020.

 

Other (Expense) Income

 

Our other expense increased by $2,723,573, or 113%, for the three months ended April 30, 2020 to $315,271. The increase is primarily the result of no initial derivative liability expense or gains on convertible notes payable settlement and extinguishment of debt in the current year, coupled with an increase in interest expense, partially offset by a decrease in amortization of debt discounts.

 

Net Loss

 

We generated a net loss of $7,313,120 for the three months ended April 30, 2020, compared to net income of $2,164,614 for the three months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $9,477,734. The increase in net loss is primarily driven by the increase in operating expenses and other expense, partially offset by the increase in gross profit, as disclosed above.

 

Six months ended April 30, 2020 compared to six months ended April 30, 2019

 

Revenue

 

Our revenue increased to $10,821,548 for the six months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $5,386,255 for the six months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $5,435,293 or 101%. The increase is the result of reducing the order backlog with customers due to continued increased sales to customers and increased working capital funding that allows us to procure additional products for sale.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue totaled $8,952,063 for the six months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $4,567,597 for six months ended April 30, 2019, representing an increase of $4,384,466 or 96%. The increase is the result of higher revenue and related product costs.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

Our operating expenses, which include salaries and benefits, stock-based compensation, selling and promotions expense, legal and professional fees, and general and administrative expenses increased to $10,449,685 for the six months ended April 30, 2020, compared to $1,099,704 for the six months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $9,349,981. The increase is primarily due to an increase of $7,945,551 in stock-based compensation expense related to performance warrants earned by our Chief Executive Officer and a restricted common stock grant to our Chief Financial Officer, coupled with higher expenses across all other categories to support the increase in revenue and higher expenses related to enhancements to our MLB branded products. The increase in stock-based compensation expense is primarily the result of the 2020 Employment Agreement with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer providing a one-time grant of warrants to increase his ownership to 20% of the Company’s common stock on a fully diluted basis. There will be no future stock-based compensation expense related to this one-time grant of warrants as the entire related expense of $6,541,628 was recognized during the six months ended April 30, 2020.

 

Other (Expense) Income

 

Our other expense increased by $3,343,388, or 159%, for the six months ended April 30, 2020 to $1,236,208. The increase is primarily the result of no initial derivative liability expense, loss on legal settlements, or gains on convertible notes payable settlement and extinguishment of debt in the current year, coupled with increases in interest expense, losses on convertible note payable settlement and extinguishment, and amortization of issuance costs, partially offset by a decrease in amortization of debt discounts.

 

Net Loss

 

We generated a net loss of $9,816,408 for the six months ended April 30, 2020, compared to net income of $1,826,134 for the six months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $11,642,542. The increase in net loss is primarily driven by the increase in operating expenses and other expense, partially offset by the increase in gross profit, as disclosed above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At April 30, 2020, we had $368,013 of cash and a working capital deficit of $174,754 as compared to cash of $371,898 and a working capital deficit of $1,787,284 at October 31, 2019.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $1,296,364 for the six months ended April 30, 2020 as compared to net cash used in operating activities of $377,792 for the six months ended April 30, 2019.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $3,000 for the six months ended April 30, 2020. We did not have any investing activities during the six months ended April 30, 2019.

 

We have financed our operations since inception primarily through proceeds from equity and debt financings and revenue derived from operations. During the six months ended April 30, 2020, net cash provided by financing activities was $1,295,479 as compared to $842,270 during the six months ended April 30, 2019. Our continued operations primarily depend upon our ability to raise additional capital from various sources including equity and debt financings, as well as our revenue derived from operations. We can give no assurances that any additional capital that we are able to obtain will be sufficient to meet our needs or will be on favorable terms. Based on our current plans, we believe that our cash provided from the above sources may not be sufficient to enable us to meet our planned operating needs for the next twelve months.

 

We have based our estimate on assumptions that may prove to be wrong. We may need to obtain additional funds sooner or in greater amounts than we currently anticipate. Potential sources of financing include strategic relationships, public or private sales of our securities, debt or other sources. We may seek to access the public or private equity markets when conditions are favorable due to our long-term capital requirements. We do not have any committed sources of financing at this time, and it is uncertain whether additional funding will be available when we need it on terms that will be acceptable to us, or at all. If we raise funds by selling additional shares of common stock or other securities convertible into common stock, the ownership interest of our existing stockholders will be diluted. If we are not able to obtain financing when needed, we may be unable to carry out our business plan. As a result, we may have to significantly limit our operations and our business, financial condition and results of operations would be materially harmed.

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of April 30, 2020 to determine whether our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in our reports under the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, 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.

 

Based on this evaluation, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of April 30, 2020.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, except as set forth herein, management believes that there are no claims against us, which it believes will result in a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition.

 

On April 4, 2019, Auctus Fund, LLC (“Auctus”) commenced a lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On August 27, 2019, the Company filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit. On September 30, 2019, Auctus responded by filing a First Amended Complaint. The Company then filed a second motion to dismiss on October 24, 2019. On February 25, 2020, the court issued a decision dismissing the securities laws and unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty claims and retaining the breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, fraud and deceit, and negligent misrepresentation-and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act claims. The Company filed its Answer to the complaint on March 10, 2020. The case remains pending in the District of Massachusetts. This case stems from a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in May 2017, a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in July 2018, the spin-off of the Company’s real estate division into NestBuilder including the issuance of shares of NestBuilder in the spin-off to the Company’s stockholders and an inducement agreement, release and payoff agreement executed by the parties in February 2019 whereby the Company settled the balance of outstanding amounts owed to Auctus in consideration for cash and shares of NestBuilder. Auctus has requested that the court grant it injunctive and equitable relief and specific performance with respect to the Company’s obligations; determine that the Company is liable for all damages, losses and costs and award Auctus actual losses sustained; award Auctus costs including, but not limited to, costs required to prosecute the action including attorneys’ fees; and punitive damages. The Company intends to continue to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     
3.1   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.2   Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.3   Certificate of Ownership Merging Webdigs, Inc. with and into Select Video, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of Form 10-Q filed on June 17, 2019)
3.4   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.12 of Form 10-K filed on March 26, 2018)
3.5   Certificate of Ownership (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on October 15, 2012)
3.6   Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.6 of Form 10-K filed on February 13, 2015)
3.7   Certificate of Designations for Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.8 of Form 10-K filed on February 13, 2015)
3.8   Certificate of Designations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2015)
3.9   Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 10, 2017)
3.10   Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on February 27, 2018)
3.11   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on October 16, 2018)
3.12   Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on February 12, 2019)
3.13   Amended and Restated Bylaws (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.14   Amendment No. 1 to Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 11, 2019)
3.15   Certificate of Amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 18, 2019)
10.1   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2020)
10.2   Form of Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2020)
10.3   Form of Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on February 14, 2020)
10.4   Form of Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on April 7, 2020)
10.5   Termination Agreement (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on April 14, 2020)
10.6   Employment Agreement by and between Verus International, Inc. and Anshu Bhatnagar (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on April 29, 2020)
10.7   Form of Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on May 5, 2020)
10.8   Securities Purchase Agreement by and between Verus International, Inc. and ZC Top Apparel Manufacturing, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2020)
10.9   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on May 18, 2020)
10.10   Form of Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on May 18, 2020)
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 

*Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Verus International, Inc.
   
  /s/ Anshu Bhatnagar
  Anshu Bhatnagar
  Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
  June 22, 2020
   
  /s/ Christopher Cutchens
  Christopher Cutchens
  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
  June 22, 2020

 

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