SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 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 000-54545

   

VPR Brands, LP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 45-1740641

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

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

 

3001 Griffin Road

Fort Lauderdale, FL
33312

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(954) 715-7001

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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

 


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A N/A N/A

 

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 such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

    Yes  No

 

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

 

   Yes   No

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer           Accelerated filer          
Non-accelerated filer              Smaller reporting company  
  Emerging growth company

 

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

 

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

Yes No

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common units as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class Outstanding at August 14, 2020:  
Common Units, No par value 87,656,632 Units  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page No.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
Item 1. Financial Statements. 4 - 8
   
Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (unaudited) 4
   
Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

5

   
Condensed Statement of Changes in Partners’ Deficit for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

6

   
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited)

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements 8-17
   
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 17 -21
   
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 21
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 21
   
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 22
   
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 22
   
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 22
   
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 22
   
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 22
   
Item 5. Other Information. 22
   
Item 6. Exhibits. 22-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

This report includes forward-looking statements that relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “targets,” “likely,” “aim,” “will,” “would,” “could,” and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operation, business strategy and financial needs.

 

You should read thoroughly this report and the documents that we refer to herein with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from and/or worse than what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements including those made in this report, in Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors appearing in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Other sections of this report include additional factors which could adversely impact our business and financial performance. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for our management to predict all risk factors, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and you should not rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business.

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

 

Unless specifically set forth to the contrary, when used in this report the terms “VPR Brands,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” “us,” and similar terms refer to VPR Brands, LP, a Delaware corporation.

 

The information which appears on our website www.vprbrands.com is not part of this report.

 

 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

VPR BRANDS, LP

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

    June 30,   December 31,
    2020   2019
         
ASSETS
         
Current Assets:                
Cash   $ 153,001     $ 22,797  
Accounts receivable, net     20,110       107,381  
Inventory, net     501,555       723,884  
Vendor deposits     97,494       38,578  
Deposits     16,780       16,780  
Total current assets     788,940       909,420  
                 
Right to Use Asset     325,674       362,743  
Total assets   $ 1,114,614     $ 1,272,163  
                 
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' DEFICIT                
                 
Current Liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 388,074     $ 211,727  
Customer deposits     5,000       5,000  
Right to use obligation, current portion     52,121       46,282  
Notes payable     550,791       749,156  
Note payable-related parties     581,626       577,008  
Convertible notes payable     1,025,000       1,025,000  
Total current liabilities and total liabilities     2,602,612       2,614,173  
                 
Note payable, less current portion     353,562       -  
Right to Use Obligation, net of current portion     308,574       336,180  
Total liabilitites     3,264,748       2,950,353  
                 
Partners' Deficit:                
Class A preferred units - 1,000,000 units authorized; no units                
issued and outstanding     -       -  
Common units - 100,000,000 units authorized; 87,656,632 units                
issued and outstanding     8,100,204       8,100,204  
Accumulated deficit     (10,250,338 )     (9,778,394 )
Total partners' deficit     (2,150,134 )     (1,678,190 )
Total liabilities and partners' deficit   $ 1,114,614     $ 1,272,163  

 

 

 

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

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VPR BRANDS, LP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

 

 

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2020   2019   2020   2019
                 
Revenues   $ 1,205,370     $ 1,581,246     $ 1,804,003     $ 2,899,295  
Cost of Sales     751,691       1,025,023       1,137,819       1,804,050  
Gross profit     453,679       556,223       666,184       1,095,245  
                                 
Operating Expenses:                                
Selling, General and Administrative     372,652       594,732       849,476       1,159,337  
Total operating expenses     372,652       594,732       849,476       1,159,337  
                                 
Net Operating Income (Loss)     81,027       (38,509 )     (183,292 )     (64,092 )
                                 
Other Expense:                                
Interest expense     (56,143 )     (150,344 )     (139,036 )     (263,445 )
Interest expense- related parties     (75,238 )     -       (149,616 )     -  
Total other expense, net     (131,381 )     (150,344 )     (288,652 )     (263,445 )
                                 
Net Loss   $ (50,354 )   $ (188,853 )   $ (471,944 )   $ (327,537 )
                                 
Loss Per Common Unit - Basic and Diluted   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.00 )
                                 
Weighted-Average Common Units Outstanding - Basic and Diluted     87,656,632       86,554,635       87,656,632       86,554,635  

 

 

 

 

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

 

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VPR BRANDS, LP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN PARTNERS’ DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

 

  Preferred Units   Common Units       Total
          Number   Amount   Accumulated
Deficit
  Partners' Deficit
Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019                      
Balance at December 31, 2018           85,975,911     $ 8,015,891     $ (8,599,384 )   $ (583,493 )
Conversion of convertible debt into common units           578,723       34,723       -       34,723  
Net loss           -       -       (138,684 )     (138,684 )
Balance at March 31, 2019           86,554,634       8,050,614       (8,738,068 )     (687,454 )
Net loss                           (188,853 )     (188,853 )
Balance at June 30, 2019           86,554,634       8,050,614       (8,926,921 )     (876,307 )
                                       
Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020                                      
Balance at December 31, 2019           87,656,632     $ 8,100,204     $ (9,778,394 )   $ (1,678,190 )
Net loss           -       -       (421,590 )     (421,590 )
Balance at March 31, 2020           87,656,632       8,100,204       (10,199,984 )     (2,099,780 )
Net loss           -       -       (50,354 )     (50,354 )
Balance at June 30, 2020           87,656,632     $ 8,100,204     $ (10,250,338 )   $ (2,150,134 )

 

 

 

 

 

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

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VPR BRANDS, LP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

    Six Months Ended
    June 30,
    2020   2019
         
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:                
Net loss   $ (471,944 )   $ (327,537 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:                
Amortization and depreciation     -       10,932  
Stock-based compensation     -       34,723  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Inventory     222,329       (150,288 )
Vendor deposits     (58,916 )     (75,596 )
Prepaid expenses     -       (22,000 )
Accounts receivable     87,271       (82,208 )
Customer deposits     -       3,549  
Right to use asset and obligation     15,302       (8,286 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     176,347       (152,487 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (29,611 )     (769,198 )
                 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:                
Proceeds from convertible notes payable     -       1,000,000  
Proceeds from notes payable     353,562       200,000  
Payments of notes payable     (198,365 )     (489,125 )
Proceeds from notes payable, related parties     430,001       -  
Payments of notes payable, related parties     (425,383 )     -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     159,815       710,875  
                 
Change in Cash     130,204       (58,323 )
Cash - Beginning of the Period     22,797       58,323  
Cash - End of the Period   $ 153,001     $ -  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Interest paid in cash   $ 250,090     $ 263,449  
Income taxes paid in cash   $ -     $ -  
                 
Schedule of Non-Cash Financing and Investing Activities:                
Operating lease right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liability   $ -     $ 87,114  

 

 

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

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VPR BRANDS, LP

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION

 

VPR Brands, LP (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) was incorporated in New York on July 19, 2004, as Jobsinsite.com, Inc. On August 5, 2004, we changed our name to Jobsinsite, Inc. On June 18, 2009, we merged with a Delaware corporation and became Jobsinsite, Inc. On July 1, 2009, we filed articles of conversion with the secretary of state of Delaware and became Soleil Capital L.P., a Delaware limited partnership. On September 2, 2015, we changed our name to VPR Brands, LP. We are managed by Soleil Capital Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

We are a company engaged in the electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer industry. We own a portfolio of electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer patents which are the basis for our efforts to:

 

· Design, market and distribute a line of e liquids under the “HELIUM” brand;
· Design, market and distribute a line vaporizers for essential oils, concentrates, and dry herbs under the “HONEYSTICK” brand;
· Design, market and distribute a line of cannabidiol (“CBD”) products under the “GOLD LINE” brand;
· Design, market and distribute electronic cigarettes and popular vaporizers under the KRAVE brand;
· Prosecute and enforce our patent rights;
· License our intellectual property; and
· Develop private label manufacturing programs.

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

 

Basis of Presentation

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements are prepared in accordance with instructions for Form 10-Q, include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) which we considered as necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the periods presented. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted. It is suggested that these condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. The results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for future periods or the full year.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. 

Cash  

 

Cash includes all cash deposits and highly liquid financial instruments with an original maturity of three months or less. 

 

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Accounts Receivable

The Company analyzes the collectability of accounts receivable from continuing operations each accounting period and adjusts its allowance for doubtful accounts accordingly.  A considerable amount of judgment is required in assessing the realization of accounts receivables, including the creditworthiness of each customer, current and historical collection history and the related aging of past due balances.  The Company evaluates specific accounts when it becomes aware of information indicating that a customer may not be able to meet its financial obligations due to deterioration of its financial condition, lower credit ratings, bankruptcy or other factors affecting the ability to render payment. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had recorded allowance for bad debt of $112,017.

Inventory

Inventory consisting of finished products is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. At each balance sheet date, the Company evaluates its ending inventories for excess quantities and obsolescence. This evaluation primarily includes an analysis of forecasted demand in relation to the inventory on hand, among consideration of other factors. The physical condition (e.g., age and quality) of the inventories is also considered in establishing its valuation. Based upon the evaluation, provisions are made to reduce excess or obsolete inventories to their estimated net realizable values. Once established, write-downs are considered permanent adjustments to the cost basis of the respective inventories. These adjustments are estimates, which could vary significantly, either favorably or unfavorably, from the amounts that the Company may ultimately realize upon the disposition of inventories if future economic conditions, customer inventory levels, product discontinuances, sales return levels or competitive conditions differ from the Company’s estimates and expectations. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had recorded a provision for obsolescence of $71,736 and $70,679, respectively.

 

Leases

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02 (Topic 842). Topic 842 amended several aspects of lease accounting, including requiring lessees to recognize leases with a term greater than one year as a right-of-use asset and corresponding liability, measured at the present value of the lease payments. In July 2018, the FASB issued supplemental adoption guidance and clarification to Topic 842 within ASU 2018-10 “Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases” and ASU 2018-11 “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements.” The new guidance aims to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by requiring lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and requiring disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements. A modified retrospective application is required with an option to not restate comparative periods in the period of adoption.

 

Effective January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the provisions of the new standard. The Company decided to use the practical expedients available upon adoption of Topic 842 to aid the transition from current accounting to provisions of Topic 842. The package of expedients will effectively allow the Company to run off existing leases, as initially classified as operating and classify new leases after implementation under the new standard as the business evolves.

 

The Company has an operating lease principally for warehouse and office space. Management evaluates each lease independently to determine the purpose, necessity to its future operations in addition to other appropriate facts and circumstances.

  

The Company adopted Topic 842 using a modified retrospective approach for its existing lease at January 1, 2019. The adoption of Topic 842 impacted the Company’s balance sheet by the recognition of the operating lease right-of-use assets and the liability for operating leases. The lease liability is based on the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using a market based incremental borrowing rate as the effective date of January 1, 2019 using current estimates as to lease term including estimated renewals for each operating lease. As of January

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1, 2019, the Company recorded an adjustment of approximately $387,000 to operating lease right-to-use asset and the right to use lease liability.

 

Revenue Recognition 

 

The Company recognizes revenues when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services, in an amount that reflects the consideration which it expects to receive in exchange for those goods. The Company recognizes revenues following the five step model prescribed under ASU No. 2014-09: (i) identify contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenues when (or as) we satisfy the performance obligation.

 

Revenues from product sales are recognized when the customer obtains control of the Company's product, which occurs at a point in time, typically upon delivery to the customer. The Company expenses incremental costs of obtaining a contract as and when incurred if the expected amortization period of the asset that it would have recognized is one year or less or the amount is immaterial. 100% of the Company’s revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, were recognized when the customer obtained control of the Company’s product, which occurred at a point in time, typically upon delivery to the customer.

 

Unit-Based Compensation 

 

Unit-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options are recognized as compensation expense in the financial statements based on their fair values, in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 718. That expense is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award, known as the requisite service period (usually the vesting period). The Company had no common stock options or common stock equivalents granted or outstanding for all periods presented. The Company may issue units as compensation in future periods for employee services. 

 

The Company may issue restricted units to consultants for various services. Cost for these transactions will be measured at the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. The value of the common stock is to be measured at the earlier of: (i) the date at which a firm commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached, or (ii) the date at which the counterparty's performance is complete. The Company may issue units as compensation in future periods for services associated with the registration of the common units.

 

Convertible Instruments

The Company evaluates and accounts for conversion options embedded in convertible instruments in accordance with ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging Activities.

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

The Company accounts for convertible instruments (when it has been determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments) as follows: The Company records, when necessary,

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discounts to convertible notes for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in debt instruments based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the note transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the note. Debt discounts under these arrangements are amortized over the term of the related debt to their stated date of redemption.

The Company accounts for the conversion of convertible debt when a conversion option has been bifurcated using the general extinguishment standards. The debt and equity linked derivatives are removed at their carrying amounts and the units issued are measured at their then-current fair value, with any difference recorded as a gain or loss on extinguishment of the two separate accounting liabilities.

 

Fair Value

 

The carrying values of the Company’s notes payables, convertible notes, and accounts payable and accrued expenses approximates their fair values because of the short-term nature of these instruments.

 

Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Unit

 

The Company computes net loss per unit in accordance with FASB ASC 260, “Earnings per Share”. ASC 260 requires presentation of both basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) on the face of the statement of operations. Basic EPS is computed by dividing net loss available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS gives effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period including stock options, using the treasury stock method, and convertible notes, using the if-converted method. Diluted EPS excludes all dilutive potential common shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. 10,676,133 shares underlying convertible notes were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 because their effect was antidilutive.

 

Income Taxes 

 

The Company is considered a partnership for income tax purposes. Accordingly, the partners report the Partnership's taxable income or loss on their individual tax returns.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements 

 

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the FASB or other standard setting bodies that may have an impact on the Company’s accounting and reporting. The Company believes that such recently issued accounting pronouncements and other authoritative guidance for which the effective date is in the future either will not have an impact on its accounting or reporting or that such impact will not be material to its financial position, results of operations, and cash flow when implemented.

 

NOTE 3: GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company incurred a net loss of $471,944 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and has an accumulated deficit of $10,250,338 and a working capital deficit of $1,813,672 at June 30, 2020. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon, among other things, the continued financial support from its common unit holders, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary equity or debt financing, and the attainment of profitable operations. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to generate sufficient revenues

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in the future. These financial statements do not give any effect to any adjustments that would be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The spread of COVID-19 has affected segments of the global economy and may affect our operations, including the potential interruption of our supply chain. We are monitoring this situation closely, and although operations have not been materially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to date, the ultimate duration and severity of the outbreak and its impact on the economic environment and our business is uncertain.

 

The spread of COVID-19, or another infectious disease, could also negatively affect the operations at our third-party manufacturers, which could result in delays or disruptions in the supply of our products. In addition, we may take temporary precautionary measures intended to help minimize the risk of the virus to our employees, including temporarily requiring all employees to work remotely, suspending all non-essential travel worldwide for our employees, and discouraging employee attendance at industry events and in-person work-related meetings, which could negatively affect our business.

 

The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. In particular, the continued spread of the coronavirus globally could adversely impact our operations, including among others, our manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing and could have an adverse impact on our business and our financial results. The COVID-19 outbreak is a widespread health crisis that has adversely affected the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for our products and likely impact our operating results.

The Company plans to pursue equity funding to expand its brand. Through debt and equity funding and current operations, the Company expects to meet its current capital needs. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able raise sufficient working capital.  If the Company is unable to raise the necessary working capital through the equity funding it will be forced to continue relying on cash from operations in order to satisfy its current working capital needs.  

NOTE 4: NOTES PAYABLE

 

Notes Payable- Unrelated Parties

 

On September 6, 2018, the Company issued the Amended and Restated Secured Promissory Note in the principal amount of $582,260 (the “A&R Note”). The principal amount of the A&R Note represents (i) $500,000 which Healthier Choices Management Corp. (“HCMC”) loaned to the Company on September 6, 2018, and (ii) $82,260, which represents the aggregate amount owed by the Company under the original notes as of September 6, 2018. The A&R Note, which has a maturity date of September 6, 2021, had the effect of amending and restating the original note and bears interest at the rate of 7% per annum. Pursuant to the terms of the A&R Note, the Company agreed to pay HCMC 155 weekly payments of $4,141, commencing on September 14, 2018 and ending on September 14, 2021, and a balloon payment for all remaining accrued interest and principal in the 156th week. The Company at its option has the right, by giving 15 business days’ advance notice to HCMC, to prepay a portion or all amounts outstanding under the A&R Note without penalty or premium. The balance of the A&R Note as of June 30, 2020 was $328,401.

 

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On July 22, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $250,000 (the “Lendistry Note”) to Lendistry, LLC. The principal amount due under the Lendistry Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and permits Lendistry, LLC to deduct weekly ACH payments from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $1,240 plus up to 11% of Credit Card Sales until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due on July 25, 2025. The Lendistry Note is unsecured. The balance of the Lendistry Note as of June 30, 2020 was $96,684.

 

On September 13, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $95,000 (“BlueVine Note”) to BlueVine Capital, Inc. The principal amount due under the BlueVine Note bears interest at the rate of 27% per annum, and required weekly payments of $4,062 until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest was due on July 13, 2025. The BlueVine Note is unsecured and was paid in full during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

On September 17, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,000 (the “Kabbage Note”) to Kabbage, Inc. The principal amount due under the Kabbage Note bears interest at an annual rate of 37%, and requires monthly payments of principal and interest of $10,083 through maturity in September 2020. The Kabbage Note is unsecured. The balance of the Kabbage Note as of June 30, 2020 was $60,971.

 

On September 24, 2019, the Company entered into a working capital account agreement with Paypal Working Capital (“Paypal Note”), pursuant to which the Company borrowed $37,000, requiring repayment in amounts equal to 30% of sales collections processed through Paypal, but no less than $4,143, every 90 days, until the total amount of payments equals $41,435. The balance of the loan as of June 30, 2020 is $41,435.

 

On December 23, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $23,300 (the “Kabbage Note #2”) to Kabbage, Inc. The principal amount due under the Kabbage Note #2 bears interest at an annual rate of 37%, and requires monthly payments of principal and interest of $2,349 through maturity in December 2020. The Kabbage Note #2 is unsecured. The balance of the Kabbage Note #2 as of June 30, 2020 was $23,300.

 

Payroll Protection Program Loan

 

The Company’s long-term debt is comprised of promissory notes pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) enacted on March 27, 2020 and revised under the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 on June 5, 2020 and administered by the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”).

 

In April 2020, the Company received a loan in the amount of $203,662 under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP Loan”). The PPP Loan accrues interest at a rate of 1% and has an original maturity date of two years which can be extended to five years by mutual agreement of the Company and SBA. The PPP Loan contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults and breaches of representations and warranties.

 

Under the terms of the PPP Loan, a portion or all of the PPP Loan is forgivable to the extent the PPP Loan proceeds are used to fund qualifying payroll, rent and utilities during a designated twenty-four week period. Payments are deferred until the SBA determines the amount to be forgiven. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds of the PPP Loan in a manner which will enable qualification as a forgivable loan. However, no assurance can be provided that all or any portion of the PPP Loan will be forgiven. The balance on this PPP Loan was $203,662 as of June 30, 2020 and has been classified as a long-term liability in notes payable, less current portion on the accompanying balance sheets.

 

 

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan

 

On June 24, 2020, the Company received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) in the amount of $149,900, payable in monthly installments of principal and interest totaling $731 over 30 years beginning in June 2021. The note accrues interest at an annual rate of 3.75%. The loan is secured by all of the Company’s tangible and intangible property. The balance on this EIDL was $149,900 as of June 30, 2020 and has been classified as a long-term liability in notes payable, less current portion on the accompanying balance sheets.

 

 

The following is a summary of notes payable activity for the six months ended June 30, 2020:

 

Balance at December 31, 2019
  $ 749,156  
Proceeds from notes payable     353,562  
Repayments of notes payable     (198,365 )
Balance at June 30, 2020   $ 904,353  
Current portion   $ 550,791  
Notes payable, less current portion   $ 353,562  

 

NOTE 5: NOTES PAYABLE – RELATED PARTIES

 

On February 1, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,001 (the “February 2019 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija. Mr. Frija is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant stockholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the February 2019 Frija Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid.  Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest was due on February 1, 2020. The February 2019 Frija Note was paid in full during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

On June 14, 2019, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,001 (the “June 2019 Frija/Hoff Note”) to Kevin Frija and Dan Hoff. Mr. Frija is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant stockholder of the Company. Mr. Hoff is the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. The principal amount due under the June 2019 Frija/Hoff Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, permits Messrs. Frija and Hoff to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest was due on June 14, 2020. The June 2019 Frija/Hoff Note is unsecured. The June 2019 Frija/Hoff Note was paid in full during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

On July 5, 2019, the Company issued a Note in the principal amount of $100,001 (“July 2019 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant stockholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the July 2019 Frija Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due in July 2020. The July 2019 Frija Note is unsecured and had a balance as of June 30, 2020 of $7,557.

 

On October 7, 2019, the Company issued a Note in the principal amount of $100,001 (“October 2019 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the October 2019 Frija Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due in October 2020. The October 2019 Frija Note is unsecured and had balance as of June 30, 2020 of $19,147.

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On November 8, 2019 and November 15, 2019, the Company issued two separate notes with an aggregate principal amount of $200,002 (together, the “November 2019 Frija Notes”) to Kevin Frija, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the November 2019 Frija Notes bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and the November 2019 Frija Notes permit Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due in November 2020. The November 2019 Frija Notes are unsecured and had an aggregate balance as of June 30, 2020 of $87,327.

 

 

On December 9, 2019 and December 16, 2019, the Company issued two separate notes with an aggregate principal amount of $200,002 (together, the “December 2019 Frija Notes”) to Kevin Frija, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the December 2019 Frija Notes bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due in December 2020. The December 2019 Frija Notes are unsecured. The balance of the December 2019 Frija Notes as of June 30, 2020 was $110,514.

 

On January 10, 2020, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,001 (“January 2020 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija, who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and the January 2020 Frija Note permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due on January 10, 2021. The January 2020 Frija Note is unsecured. The January 2020 Frija Note is unsecured. The balance of the January 2020 Frija Note as of June 30, 2020 was $68,359.

 

On February 18, 2020, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,001 (“February 2020 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija, who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the February 2020 Frija Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and the February 2020 Frija Note permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due on February 18, 2021. The February 2020 Frija Note is unsecured and the balance as of June 30, 2020 was $74,217.

 

On March 17, 2020, the Company received $90,000 pursuant to a promissory note in the principal amount of $100,001 (“March 2020 Frija Note”) to Kevin Frija, who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The remaining amount of principal of $10,001 was received in April 2020. The principal amount due under the March 2020 Frija Note bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum, and the March 2020 Frija Note permits Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due on April 6, 2021. The March 2020 Frija Note is unsecured and had a balance as of June 30, 2020 was $84,506.

 

On June 18, 2020 and June 22, 2020, the Company issued two separate promissory notes with an aggregate principal amount of $130,000 (together the “June 2020 Notes”) to Mr. Frija, who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and Chairman of the Board, and a significant unitholder of the Company. The principal amount due under the June 2020 Notes bears interest at the rate of 24% per annum,

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and the June 2020 Notes permit Mr. Frija to deduct one ACH payment from the Company’s bank account in the amount of $500 per business day until the principal amount due and accrued interest is repaid. Any unpaid principal amount and any accrued interest is due on June 22, 2021.The June 2020 Notes are unsecured and had a balance as of June 30, 2020 of $130,000.

 

 

The following is a summary of notes payable – related parties activity for the six months ended June 30, 2020:

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2019   $ 577,008  
New borrowings     430,001  
Repayments of principal     (425,383 )
Balance at June 30, 2020   $ 581,626  
         

 

NOTE 6: CONVERTIBE NOTES PAYABLE

 

Acquisition Note

 

In connection to the business acquisition there was a $500,000 loan from Vapor Corp. (“Vapor”) to the Company, a secured, 36-month promissory note from the Company to Vapor in the principal amount of $500,000 (the “Secured Promissory Note”; together with the Acquisition Note, are referred to herein as the “Notes”) bearing an interest rate of prime plus 2% (which rate resets annually on July 29th), which payments thereunder are $14,000 per month, with such payments deferred and commencing on January 26, 2017, with subsequent installments payable on the same day of each month thereafter and in the 37th month (on July 29, 2019), a balloon payment for all remaining accrued interest and principal. In March 2017 this note holder sold the Acquisition Note to DiamondRock, LLC (“DiamondRock”).

 

DiamondRock has the right to convert the outstanding and unpaid principal amount and accrued and unpaid interest of the respective tranche of the Note into units of common stock of the Company, subject to the limitation that DiamondRock may not complete a conversion if doing so would cause DiamondRock to own in excess of 4.99% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, provided that DiamondRock may waive that limitation and increase the ownership cap to up to 9.99%. The conversion price for any conversion under the Note is equal to the lesser of (i) $0.50 and (ii) 65% of the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s common over the 7 trading days ending on the last complete trading day prior to the date of the conversion. In addition, in the event that the Company enters into certain transactions with other parties that provide for a conversion price at a larger discount (than 35%) to the trading price of the Company’s common stock, or provides for a longer look-back period, then the conversion price and look-back period under the Note will be adjusted to be such lower conversion price and longer look-back period, as applicable. As of June 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019 the balance outstanding was $25,000.

 

Brikor Note

 

On February 15, 2019, the Company issued a senior convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $200,000 to Brikor LLC. The principal amount due under the Brikor Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The principal amount and accrued but unpaid interest (to the extent not converted in accordance with the terms of the Brikor Note) is due and payable on the third anniversary of the issue date. The Brikor Note and the amounts payable thereunder are unsecured obligations of the Company and shall be senior in right of payment and otherwise to all indebtedness, as provided in the Brikor Note.

 

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At any time after the first anniversary of the issue date, the holder may require the Company, upon at least 30 business days’ written notice, to redeem all or any portion of the Brikor Note. The portion of the Brikor Note subject to redemption will be redeemed by the Company in cash.

 

The Brikor Note is convertible into common units of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Brikor Note, Brikor has the right, at its option, to convert any portion of the outstanding and unpaid Conversion Amount (as hereinafter defined) into common units in accordance with the provisions of the Brikor Note at the Conversion Rate (as hereinafter defined). The number of common units issuable upon conversion of any Conversion Amount will be determined by dividing (x) such Conversion Amount by (y) $0.10 (subject to adjustment as set forth in the Brikor Note) (such result, the “Conversion Rate”). “Conversion Amount” means the sum of (A) the portion of the principal balance of the Brikor Note to be converted with respect to which the determination is being made, (B) accrued and unpaid interest with respect to such principal balance, if any, and (C) the Default Balance (other than any amount thereof within the purview of foregoing clauses (A) or (B)), if any. The balance of the note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $200,000. Interest expense for six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $18,000, of which $4,266 is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses as of June 30, 2020.

 

Daiagi and Daiagi Note

 

On February 15, 2019, the Company issued a senior convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $200,000 (the “Daiagi and Daiagi Note”) to Mike Daiagi and Mathew Daiagi jointly (the “Daiagis”). The principal amount due under the Daiagi and Daiagi Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The principal amount and accrued but unpaid interest (to the extent not converted in accordance with the terms of the Daiagi and Daiagi Note) is due and payable on the third anniversary of the issue date. The Daiagi and Daiagi Note and the amounts payable thereunder are unsecured obligations of the Company and shall be senior in right of payment and otherwise to all indebtedness, as provided in the Daiagi and Daiagi Note.

 

At any time after the first anniversary of the issue date, the holder may require the Company, upon at least 30 business days’ written notice, to redeem all or any portion of the Daiagi and Daiagi Note. The portion of the Daiagi and Daiagi Note subject to redemption will be redeemed by the Company in cash.

 

The Daiagi and Daiagi Note is convertible into common units of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Daiagi and Daiagi Note, the Daiagis have the right, at their option, to convert any portion of the outstanding and unpaid Conversion Amount into common units in accordance with the provisions of the Daiagi and Daiagi Note at the Conversion Rate. The number of common units issuable upon conversion of any Conversion Amount will be determined by dividing (x) such Conversion Amount by (y) $0.10 (subject to adjustment as set forth in the Daiagi and Daiagi Note). The balance of the note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $200,000. Interest expense for six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled approximately $18,000, of which $4,266 is included in accounts payable and accrued as of June 30, 2020.

  

Amber Investments Note

 

On February 15, 2019, the Company issued a senior convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $200,000 (the “Amber Investments Note”) to Amber Investments LLC (“Amber Investments”). The principal amount due under the Amber Investments Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The principal amount and accrued but unpaid interest (to the extent not converted in accordance with the terms of the Amber Investments Note) is due and payable on the third anniversary of the issue date. The Amber Investments Note and the amounts payable thereunder are unsecured obligations of the Company and shall be senior in right of payment and otherwise to all indebtedness, as provided in the Amber Investments Note.

 

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At any time after the first anniversary of the issue date, the holder may require the Company, upon at least 30 business days’ written notice, to redeem all or any portion of the Amber Investments Note. The portion of the Amber Investments Note subject to redemption will be redeemed by the Company in cash.

 

The Amber Investments Note is convertible into common units of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Amber Investments Note, Amber Investments has the right, at its option, to convert any portion of the outstanding and unpaid Conversion Amount into common units in accordance with the provisions of the Amber Investments Note at the Conversion Rate. The number of common units issuable upon conversion of any Conversion Amount will be determined by dividing (x) such Conversion Amount by (y) $0.10 (subject to adjustment as set forth in the Amber Investments Note).  The balance of the note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $200,000. Interest expense for six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled approximately $18,000, of which $4,266 is included in accounts payable and accrued as of June 30, 2020.

 

K & S Pride Note

 

On February 19, 2019, the Company issued a senior convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $200,000 (the “K & S Pride Note”) to K & S Pride Inc. (“K & S Pride”). The principal amount due under the K & S Pride Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The principal amount and accrued but unpaid interest (to the extent not converted in accordance with the terms of the K & S Pride Note) is due and payable on the third anniversary of the issue date. The K & S Pride Note and the amounts payable thereunder are unsecured obligations of the Company and shall be senior in right of payment and otherwise to all indebtedness, as provided in the K & S Pride Note.

 

At any time after the first anniversary of the issue date, the holder may require the Company, upon at least 30 business days’ written notice, to redeem all or any portion of the K & S Pride Note. The portion of the K & S Pride Note subject to redemption will be redeemed by the Company in cash.

 

The K & S Pride Note is convertible into common units of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the K & S Pride Note, K & S Pride has the right, at its option, to convert any portion of the outstanding and unpaid Conversion Amount into common units in accordance with the provisions of the K & S Pride Note at the Conversion Rate. The number of common units issuable upon conversion of any Conversion Amount will be determined by dividing (x) such Conversion Amount by (y) $0.10 (subject to adjustment as set forth in the K & S Pride Note). The balance of the note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $200,000. Interest expense for six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled approximately $18,000, of which $4,700 is included in accounts payable and accrued as of June 30, 2020.

 

Surplus Depot Note

 

On February 20, 2019, the Company issued a senior convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $200,000 (the “Surplus Depot Note”) to Surplus Depot Inc. (“Surplus Depot”). The principal amount due under the K & S Pride Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The principal amount and accrued but unpaid interest (to the extent not converted in accordance with the terms of the Surplus Depot Note) is due and payable on the third anniversary of the issue date. The Surplus Depot Note and the amounts payable thereunder are unsecured obligations of the Company and shall be senior in right of payment and otherwise to all indebtedness, as provided in the Surplus Depot Note.

 

At any time after the first anniversary of the issue date, the holder may require the Company, upon at least 30 business days’ written notice, to redeem all or any portion of the Surplus Depot Note. The portion of the Surplus Depot Note subject to redemption will be redeemed by the Company in cash.

 

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The Surplus Depot Note is convertible into common units of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Surplus Depot Note, Surplus Depot has the right, at its option, to convert any portion of the outstanding and unpaid Conversion Amount into common units in accordance with the provisions of the Surplus Depot Note at the Conversion Rate. The number of common units issuable upon conversion of any Conversion Amount will be determined by dividing (x) such Conversion Amount by (y) $0.10 (subject to adjustment as set forth in the Surplus Depot Note). The balance of the note as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $200,000. Interest expense for six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled approximately $18,000, of which $4,700 is included in accounts payable and accrued as of June 30, 2020.

 

NOTE 7: PARTNERS’ DEFICIT

 

Amendment to Partnership Agreement

 

On January 23, 2020, Soleil Capital Management L.L.C. (the “General Partner”), as the general partner of the Company, for and on behalf of all current and prospective limited partners of the Company, adopted the Second Amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to Limited Partnership Agreement (the “Agreement”) in order to create a new class of Company securities titled Class A preferred units.

 

Pursuant to Section 5.6 of the Agreement, Soleil Capital Management L.L.C., the Company’s General Partner may, without the approval of the Company’s limited partners, issue additional Company securities for any Company purpose at any time and from time to time for such consideration and on such terms and conditions as the General Partner shall determine in its sole discretion, all without the approval of any limited partners, and that each additional Company interest authorized to be issued by the Company may be issued in one or more classes, or one of more series of any such classes, with such designations, preferences, rights, powers and duties as shall be fixed by the General Partner in its sole discretion. Pursuant to Section 13.1 of the Agreement, the General Partner may, without the approval of any partner, any unitholder or any other person, amend any provision of the Agreement to reflect any amendment expressly permitted in the Agreement to be made by the General Partner acting along, therefore including the creation of a new class of Company securities.

 

The designation, powers, preferences and rights of the Class A preferred units and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof are contained in the Second Amendment, and are summarized as follows:

 

Number and Stated Value. The number of authorized Class A preferred units is 1,000,000. Each Class A preferred unit will have a stated value of $2.00 (the “Stated Value”).

 

Rights. Except as set forth in the Second Amendment, each Class A preferred unit has all of the rights, preferences and obligations of the Company’s common units as set forth in the Agreement and shall be treated as a common unit for all other purposes of the Agreement.

 

Dividends.

 

Rate. Each Class A preferred unit is entitled to receive an annual dividend at a rate of 8% per annum on the Stated Value., which shall accrue on a monthly basis at the rate of 0.6666% per month, non-compounding, and shall be payable in cash within 30 days of each calendar year for which the dividend is payable.

 

Liquidation. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, a merger or consolidation of the Company wherein the Company is not the surviving entity, or a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, each Class A unit will be entitled to receive, prior an in preference to any distribution of any of the assets or surplus funds of the Company to the holders of common units or any other Company securities ranking junior to the Class A preferred units, or to the General Partner, an amount per Class A preferred unit equal to any accrued but unpaid dividends. If, upon such an event and after the payment of preferential amounts required to be paid to holders of any Company

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securities having a ranking upon liquidation senior to the Class A preferred units, the assets of the Company available for distribution to the partners of the Company are insufficient to provide for both the payment of the full Class A liquidation preference and the preferential amounts (if any) required to be paid to holders of any other Company securities having a ranking upon liquidation pari passu with the Class A preferred units, such assets as are so available shall be distributed among the Class A preferred units and the holders of any other series of Company securities having a ranking upon liquidation pari passu with the Class A preferred units in proportion to the relative aggregate preferential amount each such holder is otherwise entitled to receive.

 

Conversion Rights.

 

Conversion. Upon notice, a holder of Class A preferred units has the right, at its option, to convert all or a portion of the Class A preferred units held into fully paid and nonassessable Company common units.

 

Conversion Price. Each Class A preferred unit is convertible into a number of common units equal to (x) the Stated Value plus any accrued and unpaid dividends, divided by (y) the Conversion Price (as hereinafter defined). The “Conversion Price” means 85% multiplied by the VWAP (as defined in the Second Amendment), representing a discount rate of 15%.

 

Conversion Limitation. In no event shall a holder of Class A preferred units be entitled to convert any of the Class A preferred units in excess of that number of Class A preferred units upon conversion of which the sum of (1) the number of common units beneficially owned by such holder and its affiliates (other than common units which may be deemed beneficially owned through the ownership of the unconverted Class A preferred units or the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other security of the Company subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitations contained herein), and (2) the number of common units issuable upon the conversion of all Class A preferred units held by such holder would result in beneficial ownership by the holder and its affiliates of more than 4.99% of the outstanding common units.

 

Equity Purchase Agreement

 

On February 19, 2020 (the “Execution Date”), the Company entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”) with DiamondRock, LLC (the “Investor”) pursuant to which, upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the Investor committed to purchase shares of the Company’s common units (the “Put Shares”) at an aggregate purchase price of up to $5,000,000 (the “Maximum Commitment Amount”) over the course of the commitment period.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Equity Purchase Agreement, the commitment period will commence upon the initial effective date of a Form S-1 Registration Statement planned to be filed to register the Put Shares in accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement as further described below and will end on the earlier of (i) the date on which the Investor has purchased Put Shares from the Company pursuant to the Equity Purchase Agreement equal to the Maximum Commitment Amount, (ii) the date on which there is no longer an effective registration statement for the Put Shares, (iii) 24 months after the initial effectiveness of the Registration Statement planned to be filed to register the Put Shares in accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement as further described below, or (iv) written notice of termination by the Company to the Investor (which will not occur at any time that the Investor holds any of the Put Shares).

 

From time to time over the term of the Equity Purchase Agreement, commencing on the date on which a registration statement registering the Put Shares (the “Registration Statement”) becomes effective, the Company may, in its sole discretion, provide the Investor with a put notice (each a “Put Notice”) to purchase a specified

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number of the Put Shares (each a “Put Amount Requested”) subject to the limitations discussed below and contained in the Equity Purchase Agreement. Within two (2) trading days of the date that the Put Notice is deemed delivered (“Put Date”) pursuant to terms of the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Investor, the estimated amount of Put Shares equal to the investment amount (“Investment Amount”) indicated in the Put Notice divided by the “Initial Pricing” per share, as such term is defined in the Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Estimated Put Shares”) as DWAC Shares. Within two (2) trading days following the Put Date, the Investor shall pay the Investment Amount to the Company by wire transfer of immediately available funds.

 

At the end of the five (5) trading days following the clearing date associated with the applicable Put Notice (“Valuation Period”), the purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) shall be computed as 85% of the average daily volume weighted average price of the Company’s common units during the Valuation Period and the number of Put Shares shall be determined for a particular put as the Investment Amount divided by the Purchase Price. If the number of Estimated Put Shares (Investment Amount divided by Initial Pricing) initially delivered to the Investor is greater than the number of Put Shares (Investment Amount divided by Purchase Price) purchased by the Investor pursuant to such Put, then, within two (2) trading days following the end of the Valuation Period, the Investor shall deliver to the Company any excess Estimated Put Shares associated with such put. If the number of Estimated Put Shares (Investment Amount divided by Initial Pricing) delivered to the Investor is less than the Put Shares purchased by the Investor pursuant to a put, then within two (2) trading days following the end of the Valuation Period the Company shall deliver to the Investor by wire transfer of immediately available funds equal to the difference between the Estimated Put Shares and the Put Shares issuable pursuant to such put.

 

The Put Amount Requested pursuant to any single Put Notice must have an aggregate value of at least $25,000, and cannot exceed the lesser of (i) $250,000, or (ii) 150% of the average daily trading value of the common units in the five trading days immediately preceding the Put Notice.

 

In order to deliver a Put Notice, certain conditions set forth in the Equity Purchase Agreement must be met, as provided therein. In addition, the Company is prohibited from delivering a Put Notice if: (i) the sale of Put Shares pursuant to such Put Notice would cause the Company to issue and sell to the Investor, or the Investor to acquire or purchase,  a number of shares of the Company’s common units that, when aggregated with all shares of common units purchased by the Investor pursuant to all prior Put Notices issued under the Equity Purchase Agreement, would exceed the Maximum Commitment Amount; or (ii) the issuance of the Put Shares would cause the Company to issue and sell to Investor, or the Investor to acquire or purchase, an aggregate number of shares of common units that would result in the Investor beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common units (the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”).

 

If the value of the Put Shares based on the Purchase Price determined for a particular put would cause the Company to exceed the Maximum Commitment Amount, then within two (2) trading days following the end of the Valuation Period the Investor shall return to the Company the surplus amount of Put Shares associated with such put. If the number of the Put Shares (Investment Amount divided by Purchase Price) determined for a particular put exceeds the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then within two (2) trading days following the end of the Valuation Period the Investor shall return to the Company the surplus amount of Put Shares associated with such put. Concurrently, the Company shall return within two (2) trading days following the end of the respective Valuation Period to the Investor, by wire transfer of immediately available funds, the portion of the Investment Amount related to the portion of Put Shares exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation.

 

Further pursuant to the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed that if the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) declares the Registration Statement for the Put Shares effective, then during the 12 month period immediately following the date the SEC declares the Registration Statement for the Put Shares effective, upon any issuance by the Company or any of its subsidiaries of common units or common units equivalents for cash consideration, indebtedness or a combination of units thereof (a “Subsequent Financing”), the Investor shall

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have the right to participate in up to an amount of the Subsequent Financing (that is not an “Exempt Issuance” as such term is defined in the Equity Purchase Agreement), equal to 50% of the Subsequent Financing (the “Participation Maximum”) on the same terms, conditions and price provided for in such Subsequent Financing; provided, however, where (i) the person or persons through or with whom such Subsequent Financing is proposed to be effected will not agree to such participation by the Investor and (ii) the Investor will not agree to finance the total amount of such Subsequent Financing in lieu of the person or persons through or with whom such Subsequent Financing is proposed to be effected, the Investor shall have no right to participate in such Subsequent Financing.

 

Further pursuant to the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to reserve a sufficient number of shares of its common units for the Investor pursuant to the Equity Purchase Agreement and all other contracts between the Company and the Investor.

 

The Equity Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and conditions for a transaction of this type for the benefit of the parties.

 

Registration Rights Agreement

 

On the Execution Date, the Company also entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with the Investor pursuant to which the Company is obligated to file the Registration Statement to register the resale of the Put Shares. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company must (i) file the Registration Statement within 45 calendar days from the Execution Date, (ii) use reasonable best efforts to cause the Registration Statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), within 90 calendar days after the filing thereof, and (iii) use its reasonable best efforts to keep such Registration Statement continuously effective under the Securities Act until all of the Put Shares have been sold thereunder or pursuant to Rule 144.

 

Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company agreed to pay all reasonable expenses, other than sales or brokerage commissions, incurred in connection with registrations, filings or qualifications pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, including, without limitation, all registration, listing and qualifications fees, printers and accounting fees, and fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company.

 

 

NOTE 8: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Lease Agreement

 

In October 2019, the Company entered into a 5-year lease of approximately 9,819 square feet of warehouse store and office space with an entity of which the Company’s chief executive officer is an owner. The lease requires base monthly rent of $11,100. The Company has annual options to extend for one-year, during which period rent will increase 3% annually. Future minimum payment on the lease are as follows:

 

Years Ending December 31,  
2020 (Remainder) $ 66,600
2021 133,200
2022 133,200
2023 133,200
2024 122,100
Total $588,300

 

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At inception of the lease, the Company recorded a right to use asset and obligation of $378,426, equal to the present value of remaining payments of minimum required lease payments.

 

The Company amortized $37,069 of the right to use asset during the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Rent expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $$86,768 and $47,516, respectively.

 

Legal Matters 

 

From time to time, we may be involved in litigation relating to claims arising out of our operations in the normal course of business. There are no pending or threatened lawsuits that could reasonably be expected to have a material effect on the results of our operations and there are no proceedings in which any of our directors, officers or affiliates, or any registered or beneficial stockholder, is an adverse party or has a material interest adverse to our interest.

 

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

 

You should read the following Management's Discussion and Analysis together with our financial statements and notes to those financial statements included elsewhere in this report. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that are based on our management's current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and operations. Our actual results may differ from those currently anticipated and expressed in such forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We are a company engaged in the electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer industry. We own a portfolio of electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer patents (the “Patents”) which are the basis for our efforts to:

 

  Design, market and distribute a line of e liquids under the “HELIUM” brand;
     
  Design, market and distribute a line vaporizers for essential oils, concentrates, and dry herbs under the “HONEYSTICK” brand;
     
  Design, market and distribute a line of cannabidiol (“CBD”) products under the “GOLD LINE” brand;
     
  Design, market and distribute electronic cigarettes and popular vaporizers;

 

  Prosecute and enforce our patent rights;

 

  License our intellectual property; and

 

  Develop private label manufacturing programs.

 

 

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Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Revenues

 

Our revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $1,205,370 and $1,581,246, respectively. The decrease in revenues is related to the ban on flavored e-cigarettes implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and disturbances to our revenue channels from COVID-19.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $751,691 and $1,025,023, respectively. The decrease is a result of the decreased sales during the current year. Gross margin increased from 35% to 38% due to an increase in online direct sales compared to wholesale sales as many customers ordered direct online as a result of COVID-19.

 

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the three months Ended June 30, 2020 were $372,652 as compared to $594,732 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The decrease in expenses is primarily due cost cutting measures to offset decreased demand.

 

Other Expense

Interest expensed decreased to $131,381 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $150,344 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 due to decreased interest rates on borrowings.

Net Loss

Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $50,354 compared to a net loss of $188,853 for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 Compared to the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Revenues

 

Our revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $1,804,003 and $2,899,295, respectively. The decrease in revenues is related to the ban on flavored e-cigarettes implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and disturbances to our revenue channels from COVID-19.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $1,137,819 and $1,804,050, respectively. The decrease is a result of the decreased sales during the current year. Gross margin decreased from 38% to 37% due to pricing pressures from the decreased demand related to the industry crisis.

 

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $849,476 as compared to $1,159,337 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The decrease in expenses is primarily due cost cutting measures to offset decreased demand.

 

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Other Expense

Interest expense increased to $288,652 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $263,445 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 due to increased borrowings.

Net Loss

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $471,944 compared to a net loss of $327,537 for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company used cash in operating activities of $29,611 for six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $769,198 used in six months ended June 30, 2019. Cash used in operations in 2020 was the result of the Company’s net loss of approximately $472,000, offset by decreases in inventory and accounts receivable levels as well as increase accounts payable. Cash used in operations in 2019 was the result of the Company’s net loss of approximately $328,000, and increases in inventory and accounts receivable levels as well as a decrease accounts payable.

During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company received $430,001 from the issuance of notes payable to related parties, repaid $425,383 of principal on notes payable to related parties, repaid $198,365 of principal on notes payable, and received $353,562 of notes payable proceeds under the Payment Protection Program (“PPP”) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) program. Both the PPP and EIDL are financial programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law by the U.S. President on March 27, 2020 to provide economic relief to small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company received $1,000,000 of proceeds from the issuance of notes payable, received $200,000 of proceeds from related parties, and repaid $489,125 of principal on notes payable.

 

Assets

 

At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had total assets of $1,114,614 and $1,272,163, respectively. Assets primarily consist of the cash accounts held by the Company, inventory, vendor deposits, accounts receivable and a right-to-use asset. In 2020 the Company’s inventory was decreased by approximately $222,000 as a result of fewer purchases for new products, accounts receivable decreased by approximately $87,000 from decreased sales, vendor deposits increased by $58,916, and we recorded a right-to-use asset of $325,674 as a result of implementing new lease accounting guidance effective January 1, 2019.

 

 

Liabilities

 

At June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had total liabilities of $3,264,748 and $2,950,353, respectively. The increase was primarily due to the issuance of notes payable to related parties in 2020, the right to use obligation of $360,695, offset by the repayment of existing notes payable and decrease in accounts payable.

 

The Company plans to pursue equity funding to expand its brand. Through equity funding and the current operations, including the acquisition of the Vapor line of business, the Company expects to meet its current capital needs. There can be no assurance that additional capital will be available to us, or that, if available, it will be on terms satisfactory to us. Any additional financing may involve dilution to our shareholders. In the alternative, additional funds may be provided from cash flow in excess of that needed to finance our day-to-day operations, although we may never generate this excess cash flow. If we do not raise additional capital or generate additional

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funds, implementation of our plans for expansion will be delayed. If necessary we may withdraw from certain growth strategies to conserve cash for continued operations.

 

Going Concern

The Company has incurred losses since inception, including $471,944 and $327,537 during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, resulting in an accumulated deficit of $10,250,338 and negative working capital of $1,813,672 as of June 30, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had approximately $153,001 in cash and cash equivalents, which will not be sufficient to fund the operations and strategic objectives of the Company over the next twelve months from the date of issuance of these financial statements. These factors raise substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

On June 24, 2020, the Company received an EIDL in the amount of $149,900, payable in monthly installments of principal and interest totaling $731 over 30 years beginning in June 2021. The note accrues interest at an annual rate of 3.75%. The loan is secured by all of the Company’s tangible and intangible property.

In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged globally and has been declared a pandemic. The extent to which COVID-19 will impact our customers, business, results and financial condition will depend on current and future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time. In April 2020, the Company received a loan in the amount of $203,662 under the PPP administered by the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The loan accrues interest at an annual rate of 1%, payments are deferred, and any amounts not forgiven pursuant to the PPP, are payable over two years and can be extended to five years with mutual agreement between the Company and the SBA.

The Company will be required to obtain additional financing and capital and expects to satisfy its cash needs primarily from the additional issuance of equity securities or indebtedness in order to sustain operations until it can achieve profitability and positive cash flows, if ever. There can be no assurances, however, that adequate additional funding will be available on favorable terms, or at all. If such funds are not available in the future, the Company may be required to delay, significantly modify or terminate its operations, all of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company.

 

 

 

COVID-19

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The spread of COVID-19 has affected segments of the global economy and may affect our operations, including the potential interruption of our supply chain. We are monitoring this situation closely, and although operations have not been materially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to date, the ultimate duration and severity of the outbreak and its impact on the economic environment and our business is uncertain.

 

The spread of COVID-19, or another infectious disease, could also negatively affect the operations at our third-party manufacturers, which could result in delays or disruptions in the supply of our products. In addition, we may take temporary precautionary measures intended to help minimize the risk of the virus to our employees, including temporarily requiring all employees to work remotely, suspending all non-essential travel worldwide for our employees, and discouraging employee attendance at industry events and in-person work-related meetings, which could negatively affect our business.

 

The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact,

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among others. In particular, the continued spread of the coronavirus globally could adversely impact our operations, including among others, our manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing and could have an adverse impact on our business and our financial results. The COVID-19 outbreak is a widespread health crisis that has adversely affected the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for our products and likely impact our operating results.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the Company's financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures, or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to include disclosure under this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has reviewed and evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2020. Based on such review and evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of June 30, 2020, the disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (a) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (b) is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure, because of a continued material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting, as described below.

 

The Company did not maintain an effective financial reporting process to prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. Specifically, our process lacked timely and complete financial statement reviews and procedures to ensure all required disclosures were made in our financial statements. Also, the Company lacked documented procedures including documentation related to testing of internal controls and entity-level controls, disclosure review, and other analytics. Furthermore, the Company lacked sufficient personnel to properly segregate duties.

 

A material weakness (within the meaning of PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5) is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting that is less severe than a material weakness; yet important enough to merit attention by those responsible for oversight of the Company’s financial reporting.

 

Remedial Efforts Related to the Material Weakness in Internal Control

 

In an effort to address the material weakness, we have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, the following remedial steps:

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· We intend to establish an audit committee of the board of directors as soon as practicable. We envision that the audit committee will be primarily responsible for reviewing the services performed by our independent auditors, evaluating our accounting policies and our system of internal controls.

 

· We intend to establish an internal audit function and engage a public accounting firm to perform internal audit services under an outsourcing arrangement. We intend for the internal audit service provider to review the policies, procedures and systems to address the material weakness.

 

· In addition to supervising all financial aspects of the Company, our Chief Financial Officer is also supervising our Information Technology (“IT”) functions to better facilitate the coordination and development of improved systems to support our financial reporting process.

 

· In furtherance of timely and complete financial statement reviews and procedures to ensure all required disclosures are made in our financial statements and promoting the segregation of duties, we have (i) hired experienced accounting personnel and expect to hire additional experienced accounting personnel, (ii) hired staff to handle the increased workload associated with the reporting structure in place and continue to recruit additional staff in key areas including financial reporting and tax accounting as well as we have engaged temporary staff and (iii) hired consultants to assist in achieving accurate and timely reporting, including hiring additional consultants to assist in the development and enhancement of IT infrastructure systems to support accounting.

 

· We have provided and will continue to provide training to our finance and accounting personnel for timely and accurate preparation and management review of documentation to support our financial reporting and period-end close procedures including documentation related to testing of internal controls and entity-level controls, disclosure review, and other analytics.

 

· We have been conducting and continue to conduct the assessment and review of our accounting general ledger system to further identify changes that can be made to improve our overall control environment with respect to journal entries. We are continuing to implement more formal procedures related to the review and approval of journal entries.

 

· We have been formalizing the periodic account reconciliation process for all significant balance sheet accounts. We are continuing to implement more formal review of these reconciliations by our accounting management and we will increase the number of supervisory personnel to ensure that reviews are performed.

 

We believe these additional internal controls will be effective in remediating the material weakness described above; however, we may determine to modify the remediation plan described above by adding remedial steps to or modifying or no longer pursuing (if determined to be unnecessary in remediating the material weakness) the remedial steps set forth above. Until the remediation steps set forth above are fully implemented, the material weakness described above will continue to exist. Notwithstanding, through the use of external consultants and the review process, management believes that the financial statements and other information presented herewith are materially correct.

 

The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives. However, the Company’s management, including its CEO and CFO, does not expect that its disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all error and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met.

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Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefit of controls must be considered relative to their costs.

 

Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2020 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

  

PART II

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We are not aware of any pending or threatened legal proceedings against us that could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results or financial conditions.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Risk factors describing the major risks to our business can be found under Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 10-K”). As a smaller reporting company, the Company is not required to disclose material changes to the risk factors that were contained in the 2019 10-K, as updated from time to time. However, in light of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, set forth below is a risk factor relating to COVID-19. Other than as set forth below, as of the filing date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there have been no material changes to the risk factors faced by the Company from those previously disclosed in the 2019 10-K, as updated from time to time.

 

Public health epidemics or outbreaks could adversely impact our business.

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The spread of COVID-19 has affected segments of the global economy and may affect our operations, including the potential interruption of our supply chain. We are monitoring this situation closely, and although operations have not been materially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to date, the ultimate duration and severity of the outbreak and its impact on the economic environment and our business is uncertain.

 

The spread of COVID-19, or another infectious disease, could also negatively affect the operations at our third-party manufacturers, which could result in delays or disruptions in the supply of our products. In addition, we may take temporary precautionary measures intended to help minimize the risk of the virus to our employees, including temporarily requiring all employees to work remotely, suspending all non-essential travel worldwide for our employees, and discouraging employee attendance at industry events and in-person work-related meetings, which could negatively affect our business.

 

The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. In particular, the continued spread of the coronavirus globally could adversely impact our operations, including among others, our manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing and could have an adverse impact on our business and our financial results. The COVID-19 outbreak is a widespread health crisis that has adversely affected the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for our products and likely impact our operating results.

 

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

 

None

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable to our operations. 

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

Number

Description
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act
     
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act
     
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
       

101.INS XBRL Instance Document *

101.SCH XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document *

101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document *

101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document *

101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document *

101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document *

 

* Filed herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  VPR BRANDS, LP
   
  By: /s/ Kevin Frija
  Chief Executive Officer and President
  (principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer)
   
Dated: August 14, 2020  

 

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