Securities Registration Statement (s-1/a)

Date : 05/17/2019 @ 9:16PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Smoke Cartel, Inc. (PC) (SMKC)
Quote : 0.65  0.0 (0.00%) @ 1:18PM

Securities Registration Statement (s-1/a)

 UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549  

 

FORM S-1/A

 Amendment No. 1



REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York   5900   47-1601344

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification

Number)

 

 

1313 Rogers St

Savannah, GA 31415

Phone: 912-226-2802

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

Resident Agents Inc.

90 State St. Suite 700 Office 40, Albany, NY, 12207

Telephone: 518-533-5459

 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

(Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public)

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box.  ⌧

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act Registration Statement number of the earlier effective Registration Statement for the same offering.   □  

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act Registration Statement number of the earlier effective Registration Statement for the same offering.    □

  

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act Registration Statement number of the earlier effective Registration Statement for the same offering.   □

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company.

 

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 to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. □

 

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS TO:

The Doney Law Firm

4955 S. Durango Dr. Ste. 165

Las Vegas, NV 89103

(702) 982-5686 (Tel.)

 

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The information in this Prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission becomes effective. This Prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and we are not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION ON May 17, 2019

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc.

1,604,783 Shares of Common Stock

 

This Prospectus relates to the resale of up to 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issuable to Tangiers Global, LLC ("Tangiers"), a selling stockholder pursuant to a "put right" under an Investment Agreement (the "Investment Agreement"), dated November 13, 2018, that we entered into with Tangiers. The Investment Agreement permits us to "put" up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) in shares of our Common Stock to Tangiers over a period of up to thirty-six (36) months or until $5,000,000 of such shares have been "put."

 

The selling stockholders may sell all or a portion of the shares being offered pursuant to this Prospectus at fixed prices, at prevailing market prices at the time of sale, at varying prices or at negotiated prices.

 

Tangiers Global, LLC is an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") and any broker-dealers or agents that are involved in selling the shares may be deemed to be "underwriters" within the meaning of the Act in connection with such sales. In such event, any commissions received by such broker-dealers or agents and any profit on the resale of the shares purchased by them may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Act.

 

Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol SMKC.

 

On May 16, 2019, the last reported sales price for our Common Stock was $0.85 per share. We urge prospective purchasers of our Common Stock to obtain current information about the market prices of our Common Stock. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of our Common Stock by the selling stockholder. However, we will receive proceeds from the sale of shares of our Common Stock pursuant to our exercise of the put right offered by Tangiers. We will pay for expenses of this offering, except that the selling stockholder will pay any broker discounts or commissions or equivalent expenses and expenses of its legal counsel applicable to the sale of its shares.

 

Investing in our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. See "Risk Factors" to read about factors you should consider before buying shares of our Common Stock.

 

We are an “emerging growth company” as that term is used in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). See "Description of Business” and “Risk Factors.”

 

NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THIS PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

 

The Date of This Prospectus is: May 17, 2019

 

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SMOKE CARTEL

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Prospectus Summary 4
Summary of Financial Information 7
Risk Factors 8
Use of Proceeds 16
Determination of Offering Price 16
Dilution 16
Selling Security Holder 17
Plan of Distribution 18
Description of Securities to be Registered 19
Interests of Named Experts and Counsel 20
Where You Can Find More Information 20
Description of Business 21
Description of Property 27
Legal Proceedings 27
Market for Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters 27
Index to Financial Statements 28
Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operations 29
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 34
Directors, Executive Officers, Promoters and Control Persons 34
Executive Compensation 36
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management 37
Transactions with Related Persons, Promoters and Certain Control Persons 37

 

Please read this Prospectus carefully and in its entirety. This Prospectus contains disclosure regarding our business, our financial condition and results of operations and risk factors related to our business and our Common Stock, among other material disclosure items. We have prepared this Prospectus so that you will have the information necessary to make an informed investment decision.

 

You should rely only on information contained in this Prospectus. We have not authorized any other person to provide you with different information. This Prospectus is not an offer to sell, nor is it seeking an offer to buy, these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted. The information in this Prospectus is complete and accurate as of the date on the front cover, but the information may have changed since that date.

 

The Registration Statement containing this Prospectus, including the exhibits to the Registration Statement, provides additional information about our Company and the Common Stock offered under this Prospectus. The Registration Statement, including the exhibits and the documents incorporated herein by reference, can be read on the Securities and Exchange Commission website or at the Securities and Exchange Commission offices mentioned under the heading "Where You Can Find More Information."

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights selected information contained elsewhere in this Prospectus. It does not contain all the information that you should consider before investing in the Common Stock. You should carefully read the entire Prospectus, including "Risk Factors", "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and the Financial Statements, before making an investment decision. In this Prospectus, the terms "Smoke Cartel" "Company," "Registrant," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Smoke Cartel, a New York corporation.

 

Our Business

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc. was formed on August 15, 2014 with the mission of leveraging its technological e-commerce advantages to become one of the leading providers of glass water pipes and other smoking accessories related to the nation’s emerging legal cannabis industry. The Company’s focus as an online retailer of such goods and services is strengthened by its recent series of strategic acquisitions that has laid the foundation for the Company’s future growth strategy.

 

Smoke Cartel is an online retailer and wholesale distributor of smoking accessories and glass pipes. By operating a retail platform via the website portal SmokeCartel.com and a robust wholesale division through Glassheads Distribution, as well as a multitude of brand and targeted cannabis websites, we blanket every vertical in the headshop industry: From direct sales of our most popular products to wholesale accounts servicing brick-and-mortar headshops and other online retailers, we also design and manufacture several exclusive brands that are included in our shipping and fulfillment services.

We believe the design, quality and craftsmanship of our glass pipes and related cannabis accessories coupled with the strength of our various brand names will help solidify our position as one of the key industry standards in this segment of the cannabis industry. Serving a variety of demographics, markets and price points within the burgeoning cannabis accessories industry, our branded product lines include:

Sesh Supply Award-winning premium glass water pipes with unique features
Kraken Grinders High-quality herb grinders crafted from stainless steel and aluminum alloys
UPC Utilitarian and affordable scientific glass
China Glass Elegant, functional designs appealing to an upscale aesthetic
Torch Art Competing torch brand to Cinderwitch focused on art versus tech advantages
ErrlyBird Secondary B2C asset focused on concentrate community
Cinderwitch Torches Powerful lighters with a reduced carbon footprint
Roll Uh Bowl Portable and extremely popular silicone bongs
Heady Pet Durable and adorable leashes, collars, toys and more
MindCBD Online marketplace for full-spectrum, fully legal CBD products and proprietary blends.

However, the single most important competitive advantage and largest barrier to entry for new competitors, is our technology. Our proprietary technology (Warely) allows us to efficiently manage nearly all of the aspects of our ecommerce and wholesale operations, beyond the constraints of Shopify, our ecommerce platform. Our proprietary technology monitors inventory, manages shipping and fulfillment, and gives us data about our customers, allowing us to make data-driven decisions to grow our different divisions and product lines. Created in-house over the last five years of operations, the Warely software program allows us to rise above the constraints of existing e-commerce platform’s limitations and cost-effectively manage nearly every aspect of retail and wholesale operations: Monitoring inventory, managing shipping pick, pack and fulfillment and tracking customer data to leverage for marketing strategies are some of the capabilities of Warely’s cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. By utilizing Warely to streamline operations and make data-driven decisions to grow Smoke Cartel’s divisions and brands, the company can and will further expand into domestic and international markets.

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Our principal office is located at 1313 Rogers St. Savannah, GA 31415 and our phone number is 828-412-0719. Our corporate website address is www.smokecartel.com. Information contained on, or accessible through, our website is not a part of, and is not incorporated by reference into, this Prospectus.

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we have a ticker symbol “SMKC” that is quoted on the OTCQB operated by OTC Market Group, Inc.

 

Products and Services

 

Retail Division

 

SmokeCartel.com is our main e-commerce portal that sells glass pipes, vaporizers, bongs and other smoking and cannabis accessories directly to over 125,000 customers in more than 50 countries. Demand for unique products and popular brands continues to drive sales and grow our consumer base. The website operates via the well-known e-commerce platform Shopify and is augmented by the integration of our proprietary software that helps us identify key data and customer behaviors. We also own and operate several other retail websites for our brands which includes but is not limited to, HeadyPet.com, MindCBD.com, Krakengrinders.com, Cinderwitchtorches.com, Errlybird.com, and Rolluhbowl.com. These brand websites help extend our presence online and help target different demographics within the cannabis accessory market to maximize our online footprint.

 

Wholesale Division

 

In January 2016, the company acquired UPC Distribution, a two-decade veteran in the wholesale glass and manufacturing industry that allowed Smoke Cartel’s expansion into the wholesale market. Rebranded as Glassheads Distribution, the department is now the wholesale division of Smoke Cartel, building relationships with and accounts to other retailers across the United States and internationally. Glassheads maintains a book of more than 3,000 retail customers and plans to grow that consumer base through marketing and sales initiatives as well as continued innovation in product design.

 

Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company

 

We qualify as an emerging growth company as that term is used in the JOBS Act. An emerging growth company may take advantage of specified reduced reporting and other burdens that are otherwise applicable generally to public companies. These provisions include:

 

A requirement to have only two years of audited financial statements and only two years of related MD&A;
Exemption from the auditor attestation requirement in the assessment of the emerging growth company's internal control over financial reporting under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX");
Reduced disclosure about the emerging growth company's executive compensation arrangements; and
No non-binding advisory votes on executive compensation or golden parachute arrangements.

 

We have already taken advantage of these reduced reporting burdens in this Prospectus, which are also available to us as a smaller reporting company as defined under Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").

 

In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act") for complying with new or revised accounting standards. We have elected to take advantage of the extended transition period for complying with new or revised accounting standards, which allows us to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies until those standards apply to private companies. As a result of this election, our financial statements contained in this Form S-1 may not be comparable to companies that comply with public company effective dates. The existing scaled executive compensation disclosure requirements for smaller reporting companies will continue to apply to our filings for so long as our Company is an emerging growth company, regardless of whether the Company remains a smaller reporting company.

 

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We could remain an emerging growth company for up to five years, or until the earliest of (i) the last day of the first fiscal year in which our annual gross revenues exceed $1 billion, (ii) the date that we become a "large accelerated filer" as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act, which would occur if the market value of our Common Stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the last business day of our most recently completed second fiscal quarter, or (iii) the date on which we have issued more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt during the preceding three year period.

 

The Offering

 

This Prospectus relates to the resale of 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock, issuable to Tangiers (defined below).

 

This Prospectus relates to the resale of up to 1,604,783 shares of the Common Shares, issuable to Tangiers, a selling stockholder pursuant to a "put right" under the Investment Agreement, dated November 13, 2018, that we entered into with Tangiers. The Investment Agreement permits us to "put" up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) in shares of our Common Stock to Tangiers over a period of up to thirty-six (36) months or until $5,000,000 of such shares have been "put."

 

Common Stock offered by Selling Shareholders This Prospectus relates to the resale of 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock, issuable to Tangiers

 

Common Stock outstanding before the Offering

21,977,741 shares of Common Stock as of May 17, 2019.

 

Common Stock outstanding after the Offering

 

23,582,524   shares of Common Stock (1)

 

Terms of the Offering

 

 

 

 

The Selling Security Holders will determine when and how they will sell the Common Stock offered in this Prospectus. The prices at which the Selling Security Holders may sell the shares of Common Stock in this Offering will be determined by the prevailing market price for the shares of Common Stock or in negotiated transactions.
Termination of the Offering

 

The Offering will conclude upon such time as all of the Common Stock has been sold pursuant to the Registration Statement.

Trading Market

 

Our Common Stock quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol SMKC.

 

Use of proceeds

 

 

 

The Company is not selling any shares of the Common Stock covered by this Prospectus. As such, we will not receive any of the Offering proceeds from the registration of the shares of Common Stock covered by this Prospectus. See "Use of Proceeds."

Risk Factors

 

The Common Stock offered hereby involves a high degree of risk and should not be purchased by investors who cannot afford the loss of his/her/its entire investment. See "Risk Factors".

 

(1) This total shows how many shares of Common Stock will be outstanding assuming 1,604,783 shares of Common Stock to be put to Tangiers.

 

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SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

The following summary financial data should be read in conjunction with "Management's Discussion and Analysis," "Plan of Operation" and the Financial Statements and Notes thereto, included elsewhere in this Prospectus. The statements of operations data are derived from our audited financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and our unaudited financial statements for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. The balance sheets data are derived from the audited balance sheet statements at December 31, 2018 and 2017 and unaudited balance sheet statement at March 31, 2019.

 

Statements of Operations Data:

 

  For the Three Months Ended     For the Year Ended
    March 31, 2019     December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
    (Unaudited)     (Audited)   (Audited)
Sales  $ 485,700     $ 3,795,277     $ 5,895,040
Cost of sales   118,654       1,470,428       2,292,628
Total operating expenses   618,137       3,881,005       3,561,374
Other income (expenses)   (116,198 )     (144,544 )     5,754
Income tax (expense) benefit    —         3,692       (106,314)
Net loss  $ (367,289 )   $ (1,697,008 )   $ (59,522)
Net loss per share – basic  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.00)
Net loss per share – diluted  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.00)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic   21,939,088       20,736,534       19,499,770
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted   21,939,088       20,736,534       19,499,770

 

Balance Sheets Data:

 

      March 31, 2019       December 31, 2018    

December 31, 2017

      (Unaudited)       (Audited)     (Audited)
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 68,584     $ 140,093     $661,131
Total current assets     715,561       860,768     1,587,973
Total assets   $ 2,678,349     $ 2,011,287     $1,732,304
Total current liabilities     1,080,311       738,267     566,511
Total liabilities     1,862,824       840,229     582,147
Total stockholders' equity     815,525       1,171,058     1,150,157
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,678,349     $ 2,011,287     $1,732,304

   

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Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

The information contained in this Prospectus, including in the documents incorporated by reference into this Prospectus, includes some statements that are not purely historical and that are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our management's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions and/or strategies regarding the future, including our financial condition and results of operations. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates," "believes," "continue," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "might," "plans," "possible," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "should," "would" and similar expressions, or the negatives of such terms, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

The forward-looking statements contained in this Prospectus are based on current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and the potential effects on the parties and the transaction. There can be no assurance that future developments actually affecting us will be those anticipated. These that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the following forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the parties' control) or other assumptions.

 

RISK FACTORS

 

An investment in our common shares involves a high degree of risk.  You should carefully consider the risks described below and the other information in this prospectus before investing in our common shares. If any of the following risks occur, our business, operating results and financial condition could be seriously harmed. The trading price of our common shares, if we publicly trade at a later date, could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

 

Risks Relating to Our Company and Our Industry

 

In the event that we are unable to successfully compete in the smoke accessories industry, we may not be able to achieve profitable operations.

 

We face substantial competition in the industry. Due to our small size, it can be assumed that many of our competitors have significantly greater financial, technical, marketing and other competitive resources. Accordingly, these competitors may have already begun to establish brand-recognition with consumers. We will attempt to compete against these competitors by developing features that exceed the features offered by competitors. However, we cannot assure you that our products will outperform competing products or those competitors will not develop new products that exceed what we provide. In addition, we may face competition based on price. If our competitors lower the prices on their products, then it may not be possible for us to market our products at prices that are economically viable. Increased competition could result in:

 

Lower than projected revenues;
Price reductions and lower profit margins;
The inability to develop and maintain our products with features and usability sought by potential customers.

 

Any one of these results could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, our competitors may develop competing products that achieve greater market acceptance. It is also possible that new competitors may emerge and acquire significant market share. Our inability to achieve sales and revenue due to competition will have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Our financial statements have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern.

We have limited operating history and have incurred accumulated losses since inception which raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. If we are unable to obtain sufficient funding, our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations will be materially and adversely affected, and we may be unable to continue as a going concern. If we are unable to continue as a going concern, we may have to liquidate our assets and may receive less than the value at which those assets are carried on our audited financial statements, and it is likely that investors will lose all or a part of their investment. In addition, if there remains substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern, investors or other financing sources may be unwilling to provide additional funding to us on commercially reasonable terms, or at all. 

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A material part of our success will depend on our ability to manage our suppliers and contract manufacturers. Our failure to manage our suppliers and contract manufacturers could materially and adversely affect our results of operations and relations with our customers.

 

We rely upon suppliers to provide the components necessary to build our products and on contract manufacturers to procure components and assemble our products. There can be no assurance that key suppliers and contract manufacturers will provide components or products in a timely and cost efficient manner or otherwise meet our needs and expectations. Our ability to manage such relationships and timely replace suppliers and contract manufacturers, if necessary, is critical to our success. Our failure to timely replace our contract manufacturers and suppliers, should that become necessary, could materially and adversely affect our results of operations and relations with our customers.

 

If the market for smoking accessories does not experience significant growth or if our products do not achieve broad acceptance, we will not be able to sustain or grow our revenues.

 

We hope to achieve continued revenues from sales of our products. We cannot accurately predict, however, future growth rates or the size of the market for our products in the United States and other markets we engage in. Demand for our products may not occur as anticipated, or may decrease, either generally or in specific geographic markets, during particular time periods. The expansion of our products in the market depends on a number of factors, such as:

 

the cost, performance and appearance of our products and products offered by our competitors;
public perceptions regarding our products and the effectiveness and value of our products;
customer satisfaction with our products; and
marketing efforts and publicity regarding the needs for our product and the public demand for our product.

 

Even if our products gain wide market acceptance, we may not adequately address market requirements and may not be able to expand market acceptance. If our products do not achieve wide market acceptance, we may not be able to achieve our anticipated level of growth, we may not achieve revenues and results of operations would suffer.

 

If we are unable to gauge trends and react to changing consumer preferences in a timely manner, our sales will decrease, and our business may fail.

 

We believe our success depends in substantial part on our ability to offer our products that reflect current needs and anticipate, gauge and react to changing consumer demands in a timely manner. Our business is vulnerable to changes in consumer preferences. We will attempt to reduce the risks of changing demands and product acceptance in part by devoting a portion of our available products and designs to standard products that are not significantly modified from year to year. Nevertheless, if we misjudge consumer needs for our products, our ability to generate sales could be impaired resulting in the failure of our business. There are no assurances that our future products will be successful, and in that regard, any unsuccessful products could also adversely affect our business.

 

Our products may contain defects, which could adversely affect our reputation and cause us to incur significant costs.

 

Defects may be found in our products. Any such defects could cause us to incur significant return and exchange costs and divert the attention of our personnel from product development efforts, and cause significant customer relations and business reputation problems. Any such defects could force us to undertake a product recall program, which could cause us to incur significant expenses and could harm our reputation and that of our products. If we deliver products with defects, our credibility and the market acceptance and sales of our products could be harmed.

 

If we do not effectively implement measures to sell our products, we may not achieve sustained revenues and you will lose your entire investment.

 

We have been selling our products through our website and third party e-commerce sites. We have no experience in providing direct sales and service, aside from our website. Moreover, our sales and marketing efforts may not achieve intended results and therefore may not generate the revenue we hope to achieve. There can be no assurance that our focus or our plans will be successful. If we are not able to successfully address markets for our products, we may not be able to grow our business, compete effectively or achieve profitability.

 

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If we are unable to successfully manage growth, our operations could be adversely affected.

 

Our progress is expected to require the full utilization of our management, financial and other resources, which to date has occurred with limited working capital. Our ability to manage growth effectively will depend on our ability to improve and expand operations, including our financial and management information systems, and to recruit, train and manage sales personnel. There can be no absolute assurance that management will be able to manage growth effectively.

 

If we do not properly manage the growth of our business, we may experience significant strains on our management and operations and disruptions in our business. Various risks arise when companies and industries grow quickly. If our business or industry grows too quickly, our ability to meet customer demand in a timely and efficient manner could be challenged. We may also experience development delays as we seek to meet increased demand for our products. Our failure to properly manage the growth that we or our industry might experience could negatively impact our ability to execute on our operating plan and, accordingly, could have an adverse impact on our business, our cash flow and results of operations, and our reputation with our current or potential customers.

 

If we are unable to hire and retain key personnel, we may not be able to implement our business plan.

 

Due to the specified nature of our business, having certain key personnel is essential to the development and marketing of the products we plan to sell and thus to the entire business itself. Our officers and directors, in particular, Sean Geng and Darby Cox, are extremely instrumental in the viability of our business and our future success. Consequently, the loss of any of those individuals may have a substantial effect on our future success or failure. We may have to recruit qualified personnel with competitive compensation packages, equity participation, and other benefits that may affect the working capital available for our operations. Management may have to seek to obtain outside independent professionals to assist them in assessing the merits and risks of any business proposals as well as assisting in the development and operation of many company projects. No assurance can be given that we will be able to obtain such needed assistance on terms acceptable to us. Our failure to attract additional qualified employees or to retain the services of key personnel could have a material adverse effect on our operating results and financial condition.

 

Because we have minimal personnel that occupy all corporate positions, our internal controls may be inadequate and we may face negative consequences related to having them set their own salaries and making all of the decisions affecting our company.

 

Because we have only two officers and five directors, they may not adequately be able to administer our internal controls over disclosure or financial reporting.

 

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. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits 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. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of a simple error or mistake. Since we have only two officers and five directors, the controls can easily be circumvented by our officers and directors which could result in adverse consequences to us.

  

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If we are the subject of future product defect or liability suits, our business will likely fail.

 

In the course of our planned operations, we may become subject to legal actions based on a claim that our products are defective in workmanship or have caused personal or other injuries. We currently maintain liability insurance but such coverage may not be adequate to cover all potential claims. Moreover, even if we are able to maintain sufficient insurance coverage in the future, any successful claim could significantly harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Our commercial success depends significantly on our ability to develop and commercialize our products without infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties.

 

Our commercial success will depend, in part, on operating our business without infringing the trademarks or proprietary rights of third parties. Third parties that believe we are infringing on their rights could bring actions against us claiming damages and seeking to enjoin the development, marketing and distribution of our products. If we become involved in any litigation, it could consume a substantial portion of our resources, regardless of the outcome of the litigation. If any of these actions are successful, we could be required to pay damages and/or to obtain a license to continue to develop or market our products, in which case we may be required to pay substantial royalties. However, any such license may not be available on terms acceptable to us or at all. Ultimately, we could be prevented from commercializing a product or forced to cease some aspect of our business operations as a result of patent infringement claims, which would harm our business.

 

A decline in general economic condition could lead to reduced consumer traffic and could negatively impact our business operation and financial condition, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Our operating and financial performance may be adversely affected by a variety of factors that influence the general economy. Consumer spending habits, including chiefly the demand for smoke related products, are affected by, among other things, prevailing economic conditions, levels of unemployment, salaries and wage rates, prevailing interest rates, income tax rates and policies, consumer confidence and consumer perception of economic conditions. In addition, consumer purchasing patterns may be influenced by consumers’ disposable income. In the event of an economic slowdown, consumer spending habits could be adversely affected and we could experience lower net sales than expected on a quarterly or annual basis which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The success of our business depends on our ability to maintain and enhance our reputation and brand.

 

We believe that our reputation in the smoke accessories industry is of significant importance to the success of our business. A well-recognized brand is critical to increasing our customer base and, in turn, increasing our revenue. Since the industry is highly competitive, our ability to remain competitive depends to a large extent on our ability to maintain and enhance our reputation and brand, which could be difficult and expensive. To maintain and enhance our reputation and brand, we need to successfully manage many aspects of our business, such as cost-effective marketing campaigns to increase brand recognition and awareness in a highly competitive market. We will continue to conduct various marketing and brand promotion activities. We cannot assure you, however, that these activities will be successful and achieve the brand promotion goals we expect. If we fail to maintain and enhance our reputation and brand, or if we incur excessive expenses in our efforts to do so, our business, financial conditions and results of operations could be adversely affected.

 

Because our executive officers own a majority of our outstanding stock, you may not have any influence in the corporate decisions of the company, including the election of directors.

 

Our current Chief Executive Officer, Darby Cox, and our Chief Technology Officer, Sean Geng, beneficially own a majority of our outstanding common stock. As a result, they have substantial voting power in all matters submitted to our stockholders for approval including:

 

Election of our board of directors;
Removal of any of our directors;
Amendment of our Certificate of Incorporation or bylaws;
Adoption of measures that could delay or prevent a change in control or impede a merger, takeover or other business combination involving us.

 

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As a result of their ownership and position, they are able to substantially influence all matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions. In addition, the future prospect of sales of significant amounts of shares held by these officers could affect the market price of our common stock if the marketplace does not orderly adjust to the increase in shares in the market and the value of your investment in our company may decrease. Their stock ownership may discourage a potential acquirer from making a tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of us, which in turn could reduce our stock price or prevent our stockholders from realizing a premium over our stock price.

  

As an Emerging Growth Company under the Jobs Act, we are permitted to rely on exemptions from certain disclosures requirements.

 

We qualify as an "emerging growth company" under the JOBS Act. As a result, we are permitted to, and intend to, rely on exemptions from certain disclosure requirements. For so long as we are an emerging growth company, we will not be required to:

 

  have an auditor report on our internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;
  comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor's report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (i.e., an auditor discussion and analysis);
  submit certain executive compensation matters to shareholder advisory votes, such as "say-on-pay" and "say-on-frequency;" and
  disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the Chief Executive's compensation to median employee compensation.

 

 In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an emerging growth company can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period. Our financial statements may therefore not be comparable to those of companies that comply with such new or revised accounting standards.

 

We will remain an "emerging growth company" for up to five years, or until the earliest of (i) the last day of the first fiscal year in which our total annual gross revenues exceed $1 billion, (ii) the date that we become a "large accelerated filer" as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which would occur if the market value of our ordinary shares that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the last business day of our most recently completed second fiscal quarter or (iii) the date on which we have issued more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt during the preceding three year period.

 

Compliance with changing regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure will result in additional expenses.

 

Changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related SEC regulations, have created uncertainty for public companies and significantly increased the costs and risks associated with accessing the public markets and public reporting. Our management team will need to invest significant management time and financial resources to comply with both existing and evolving standards for public companies, which will lead to increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue generating activities to compliance activities.

 

Our officers and directors lack experience in and with the reporting and disclosure obligations of publicly-traded companies.

 

Our officers and directors lack experience in and with the reporting and disclosure obligations of publicly-traded companies and with serving as officers and director of publicly-traded companies. Such lack of experience may impair our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, which may result in material misstatements to our financial statements and an inability to provide accurate financial information to our stockholders. Consequently, our operations, future earnings and ultimate financial success could suffer irreparable harm due to our officers’ and director’s ultimate lack of experience in our industry and with publicly-traded companies and their reporting requirements in general.

 

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Risks Relating to the Company’s Securities and this Offering

 

If a market for our common stock does not develop, shareholders may be unable to sell their shares .

 

Our common stock is quoted under the symbol “SMKC” on the OTCQB operated by OTC Markets Group, Inc, an electronic inter-dealer quotation medium for equity securities. We do not currently have an active trading market. There can be no assurance that an active and liquid trading market will develop or, if developed, that it will be sustained.

 

Our securities are very thinly traded. Accordingly, it may be difficult to sell shares of our common stock without significantly depressing the value of the stock. Unless we are successful in developing continued investor interest in our stock, sales of our stock could continue to result in major fluctuations in the price of the stock.

 

Our common stock price may be volatile and could fluctuate widely in price, which could result in substantial losses for investors.

 

The market price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile and could fluctuate widely in price in response to various factors, many of which are beyond our control, including:

 

technological innovations or new products and services by us or our competitors;
government regulation of our products and services;
the establishment of partnerships with other technology companies;
intellectual property disputes;
additions or departures of key personnel;
sales of our common stock;
our ability to integrate operations, technology, products and services;
our ability to execute our business plan;
operating results below expectations;
loss of any strategic relationship;
industry developments;
economic and other external factors; and
period-to-period fluctuations in our financial results.

 

You should consider any one of these factors to be material. Our stock price may fluctuate widely as a result of any of the above.

 

In addition, the securities markets have from time to time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that are unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. These market fluctuations may also materially and adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

 

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Our existing stockholders may experience significant dilution from the sale of our common stock pursuant to the Investment Agreement with Tangiers.

 

We may issue up to 1,604,783 shares pursuant to the Investment Agreement, which could have a significant dilutive effect upon our existing shareholders. The purchase price per share to be paid by Tangiers will be the 85% of the of lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the 5 trading days including and immediately following the date on which put notice is delivered to Tangiers. The amount of consideration we receive under the terms of the Investment Agreement will vary based on our stock price. A higher stock price means we will receive more investment proceeds for a lesser number of shares. As our stock price decreases, however, we will have to issue more shares to achieve the same collection of investment proceeds.

 

As we sell shares of our common stock to Tangiers under the Investment Agreement, and Tangiers sells the common stock to third parties, the price of our common stock may decrease due to the additional shares in the market.

 

The more shares that are issued under the Investment Agreement, the more our then outstanding shares will be diluted and the more our stock price may decrease. In addition, the lower our stock price is at the time we exercise our put, the more shares of our common stock we will have to issue to Tangiers in order to exercise a put under the Investment Agreement. If our stock price decreases, then our existing shareholders would experience greater dilution for any given dollar amount raised through the offering.

 

Any decline in the price of our common stock may encourage short sales, which could place further downward pressure on the price of our common stock. Short selling is a practice of selling shares which are not owned by a seller with the expectation that the market price of the shares will decline in value after the sale.

 

The perceived risk of dilution may cause our stockholders to sell their shares, which may cause a decline in the price of our common stock. Moreover, the perceived risk of dilution and the resulting downward pressure on our stock price could encourage investors to engage in short sales of our common stock. By increasing the number of shares offered for sale, material amounts of short selling could further contribute to progressive price declines in our common stock.

 

We may not receive and may not need the full amount of the proceeds available under the Investment Agreement.

 

We may never receive the full amount of the proceeds available under the Investment Agreement because we may elect not to "put" shares of our common stock to Tangiers. The obligation to "put" shares to Tangiers rests entirely within our discretion. We do not intend to continually "put" shares to Tangiers for cash. Because Tangiers purchases shares from us at a discount, sales by Tangiers could cause the price of our stock to decrease. In order to partially reduce a drop in the price of our stock, we may elect not to "put" our shares to Tangiers. Further, depending upon our ability to sell our products and services in the future, we may not have a need for additional cash and therefore would not "put" shares to Tangiers.

 

We have not paid dividends in the past and have no immediate plans to pay dividends.

 

We plan to reinvest all of our earnings, to the extent we have earnings, in order to market our products and to cover operating costs and to otherwise become and remain competitive. We do not plan to pay any cash dividends with respect to our securities in the foreseeable future. We cannot assure you that we would, at any time, generate sufficient surplus cash that would be available for distribution to the holders of our common stock as a dividend. Therefore, you should not expect to receive cash dividends on our common stock.

 

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If securities or industry analysts do not publish or do not continue to publish research or reports about our business, or if they issue an adverse or misleading opinion regarding our stock, our stock price and trading volume could decline.

 

The trading market for our common stock is influenced by the research and reports that industry or securities analysts publish about us or our business. If any of the analysts who cover us now or in the future issue an adverse opinion regarding our stock, our stock price would likely decline. If one or more of these analysts ceases coverage of our company or fail to publish reports on us regularly, we could lose visibility in the financial markets, which in turn could cause our stock price or trading volume to decline.

 

Because we are subject to the “Penny Stock” rules, the level of trading activity in our stock may be reduced.

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted regulations which generally define "penny stock" to be any listed, trading equity security that has a market price less than $5.00 per share or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exemptions. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from the rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document that provides information about penny stocks and the risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer must also provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. In addition, the penny stock rules generally require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock, the broker-dealer make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in the secondary market for a stock that becomes subject to the penny stock rules which may increase the difficulty Purchasers may experience in attempting to liquidate such securities.

 

FINRA sales practice requirements may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules described above, FINRA has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative, low-priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. The FINRA requirements may make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our Common Stock, which may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in our Common Stock. As a result, fewer broker-dealers may be willing to make a market in our common stock, reducing a stockholder’s ability to resell shares of our Common Stock.

 

Substantial future sales of shares of our common stock could cause the market price of our common stock to decline.

 

The market price of shares of our common stock could decline as a result of substantial sales of our common stock, particularly sales by our directors, executive officers and significant stockholders, a large number of shares of our common stock becoming available for sale or the perception in the market that holders of a large number of shares intend to sell their shares.

 

Purchasers in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the book value of their investment.

 

The initial public offering price per share will be substantially higher than the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock outstanding prior to this offering. As a result, investors purchasing common stock in this offering will experience immediate dilution. This dilution is due to the fact that our earlier investors paid substantially less than the initial public offering price when they purchased their shares of common stock. In addition, if we issue additional equity securities, you will experience additional dilution.

 

We will likely conduct further offerings of our equity securities in the future, in which case your proportionate interest may become diluted.

 

Since our inception, we have relied on sales of our common shares to fund our operations.  We will likely be required to conduct additional equity offerings in the future to finance our current projects or to finance subsequent projects that we decide to undertake. If common shares are issued in return for additional funds, the price per share could be lower than that paid by our current shareholders. We anticipate continuing to rely on equity sales of our common shares in order to fund our business operations. If we issue additional shares, your percentage interest in us could become diluted.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of our Common Stock by the selling stockholder. However, we will receive proceeds from the sale of shares of our Common Stock pursuant to our exercise of the put right offered by Tangiers Global, LLC. We will use these proceeds for general corporate and working capital purposes and acquisitions or assets, businesses or operations or for other purposes that our board of directors, in its good faith, deems to be in the best interest of the Company.

 

We will pay for expenses of this offering, except that the selling stockholder will pay any broker discounts or commissions or equivalent expenses and expenses of its legal counsel applicable to the sale of its shares.

 

DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE  

 

The Selling Shareholder may sell its shares in the over-the-counter market or otherwise, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market price, or at negotiated prices.

 

DILUTION

 

The sale of our Common Stock to Tangiers in accordance with the Investment Agreement dated November 13, 2018 will have a dilutive impact on our stockholders. As a result, our net loss per share could increase in future periods and the market price of our Common Stock could decline. In addition, the lower our stock price is at the time we exercise our put option, the more shares of our Common Stock we will have to issue to Tangiers in order to drawdown pursuant to the Investment Agreement. If our stock price decreases during the pricing period, then our existing stockholders would experience greater dilution.

 

Investment Agreement with Tangiers Global, LLC

 

On November 13, 2018, we entered into an Investment Agreement with Tangiers. Pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement, Tangiers committed to purchase up to $5,000,000 of our Common Stock over a period of up to 36 months. From time to time during the 36-month period commencing from the effectiveness of the registration statement, we may deliver a put notice to Tangiers which states the number of shares of Common Stock that we intend to sell to Tangiers on a date specified in the put notice. The maximum share number per notice must be no more than 200% of the average daily trading volume of our Common Stock for the ten (10) consecutive trading days immediately prior to date of the applicable put notice and such amount must not exceed an accumulative amount of $350,000. The minimum put amount is $10,000. The purchase price per share to be paid by Tangiers will be the 85% of the of lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the 5 trading days including and immediately following the date on which put notice is delivered to Tangiers.

 

In connection with the Investment Agreement with Tangiers, we also entered into a registration rights agreement with Tangiers, pursuant to which we agreed to use our best efforts to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement within 45 days of execution of the Investment Agreement, covering the resale of 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock underlying the Investment Agreement with Tangiers.

 

The Company also entered into a Convertible Debt Agreement with Tangiers in the face amount of $610,000, convertible at $1.40 per share, bearing an interest rate of 10% per annum and maturing seven months from the effective date of each tranche payment. So far, we have received $542,500 under the convertible note. On May 2, 2019 the Company and Tangiers agreed to an amendment to the convertible debt agreement that changed the fixed conversion price from $1.40 per common share to $0.80 per common share. Additionally, the maturity date for the first borrowing tranche of $160,000 was changed from seven months to nine months.

 

If converted, the outstanding convertible debt would result in the issuance of an additional 678,125 shares of common stock to Tangiers.

 

At present, the Company believes to have the ability to repay the indebtedness without recourse to the funds received or to be received under the equity line agreement and the amount of indebtedness may not be reduced or relieved by the issuance of shares under the equity line.

 

At any time and from time to time after a default occurs solely due to the fact the Note is not retired on or before the Maturity Date ("Maturity Default"), Tangiers, as Convertible Note Holder, shall have the right, at Tangiers' sole option, to convert in whole or in part the outstanding and unpaid Principal Amount under the Convertible Notes into shares of Common Stock following the Maturity Date at the Maturity Default Conversion Price.

 

The Maturity Default Conversion Price of the Tangiers Convertible Notes dated November 13, 2018 shall be equal to the lower of: (a) the Conversion Price of $0.80 or (b) 65% of the lowest trading price of the Company's common stock during the 15 consecutive Trading Days prior to the date on which the Holder elects to convert all or part of the Note. For the purpose of calculating the Maturity Default Conversion Price only, any time after 4:00 pm Eastern Time (the closing time of the Principal Market) shall be considered to be the beginning of the next Business Day. If the Company is placed on "chilled" status with the DTC, the discount shall be increased by 10%, i.e., from 25% to 35%, until such chill is remedied. If the Company is not DWAC eligible through their Transfer Agent and DTC's FAST system, the discount will be increased by 5%, i.e., from 35% to 40%. In the case of both, the discount shall be a cumulative increase of 15%, i.e., from 35% to 50%.

 

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The Convertible Note is currently not in default.

 

The 1,604,783 shares being offered pursuant to this Prospectus represent approximately one-third of our public float.

 

Tangiers has agreed to refrain from holding an amount of shares which would result in Tangiers owning more than 9.99% of the then-outstanding shares of our Common Stock at any one time.

 

The Investment Agreement with Tangiers is not transferable and any benefits attached thereto may not be assigned.

 

At an assumed purchase price of $0.7225 per share (85% of the of lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the prior 5 trading days) we will be able to receive up to $1,159,455 in gross proceeds, assuming the sale of all of the 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock pursuant to the Investment Agreement with Tangiers, being the number of shares being offered pursuant to this Prospectus.

 

There are substantial risks to investors as a result of the issuance of shares of our Common Stock under the Investment Agreement with Tangiers. These risks include dilution of stockholders' percentage ownership, significant decline in our stock price and our inability to draw sufficient funds when needed.

 

We intend to sell Tangiers periodically our Common Stock under the Investment Agreement and Tangiers will, in turn, sell such shares to investors in the market at the market price. This may cause our stock price to decline, which will require us to issue increasing numbers of Common Shares to Tangiers to raise the same amount of funds, as our stock price declines.

 

The proceeds received from any "puts" tendered to Tangiers under the Investment Agreement will be used for general corporate and working capital purposes and acquisitions or assets, businesses or operations or for other purposes that our board of directors, in its good faith deem to be in the best interest of the Company.

 

Because our ability to draw down any amounts under the Investment Agreement with Tangiers is subject to a number of conditions, there is no guarantee that we will be able to draw down any portion or all of the proceeds of $5,000,000 under the Investment Agreement with Tangiers. 

 

SELLING SECURITY HOLDER

 

This Prospectus relates to the resale of up to 1,604,783 shares of the Common Shares, issuable to Tangiers, a selling stockholder pursuant to a "put right" under an Investment Agreement, dated November 13, 2018, that we entered into with Tangiers. The Investment Agreement permits us to "put" up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) in shares of our Common Stock to Tangiers over a period of up to thirty-six (36) months or until $5,000,000 of such shares have been "put."

 

The selling stockholder may offer and sell, from time to time, any or all of shares of our Common Stock to be sold to Tangiers under the Investment Agreement dated November 13, 2018.

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of shares of Common Stock by the selling stockholder as of May 17, 2019 and the number of shares of our Common Stock being offered pursuant to this Prospectus. We believe that the selling stockholder has sole voting and investment powers over its shares.

 

Because the selling stockholder may offer and sell all or only some portion of the 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock being offered pursuant to this Prospectus, the numbers in the table below representing the amount and percentage of these shares of our Common Stock that will be held by the selling stockholder upon termination of the offering are only estimates based on the assumption that the selling stockholder will sell all of its shares of our Common Stock being offered in the offering.

 

The selling stockholder has not had any position or office, or other material relationship with us or any of our affiliates over the past three years.

 

To our knowledge, the selling stockholder is not a broker-dealer or an affiliate of a broker-dealer. We may require the selling stockholder to suspend the sales of the shares of our Common Stock being offered pursuant to this Prospectus upon the occurrence of any event that makes any statement in this Prospectus or the related registration statement untrue in any material respect or that requires the changing of statements in those documents in order to make statements in those documents not misleading.

 

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Name of Selling Stockholder   Shares Owned by Selling Stockholder before the Offering (1)  

Shares issuable under the Convertible Debt Agreement before the offering (5)

  Total Shares Offered in the Offering   Number of Shares to Be Owned by Selling Stockholder After the Offering and Percent of Total Issued and Outstanding Shares (1)
                 # of Shares (2)    % of Class (2)
Tangiers Global, LLC (3)(4)   131,250   678,125    1,604,783   131,250   *
 
* Less than 1%

 

(1) Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to shares of Common Stock. Shares of Common Stock subject to options and warrants currently exercisable, or exercisable within 60 days, are counted as outstanding for computing the percentage of the person holding such options or warrants but are not counted as outstanding for computing the percentage of any other person.

(2) We have assumed that the selling stockholder will sell all of the shares being offered in this offering.
(3) Justin Ederle has the voting and dispositive power over the shares owned by Tangiers Global, LLC. 
(4) As of May 17, 2019, Tangiers held 131,250 shares of our Common Stock pursuant to commitments under the Convertible Note and the Investment Agreement.
(5) We have assumed that the outstanding convertible debt will be repaid without issuance of additional common shares to the selling shareholder.

 

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

This Prospectus relates to the resale of up to 1,604,783 shares of the Common Shares, issuable to Tangiers, the selling stockholder pursuant to a "put right" under an Investment Agreement, dated November 13, 2018, that we entered into with Tangiers. The Investment Agreement permits us to "put" up to five million dollars ($5,000,000) in shares of our Common Stock to Tangiers over a period of up to thirty-six (36) months or until $5,000,000 of such shares have been "put."

 

The Investment Agreement with Tangiers is not transferable.

 

At an assumed purchase price of $0.7225 per share (85% of the of lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the 5 prior trading days) we will be able to receive up to $1,159,455 in gross proceeds, assuming the sale of all of the 1,604,783 shares of our Common Stock pursuant to the Investment Agreement with Tangiers, being the number of shares being offered pursuant to this Prospectus.

 


At an assumed purchase price of $0.7225 under the Investment Agreement, we would be required to register 5,315,633 additional shares to obtain the balance of $3,840,545 under the Investment Agreement. Due to the floating offering price, we are not able to determine the exact number of shares that we will issue under the Investment Agreement.

 


We may never receive the full amount of the proceeds available under the Investment Agreement because we may elect not to "put" shares of our common stock to Tangiers. The obligation to "put" shares to Tangiers rests entirely within our discretion. We do not intend to continually "put" shares to Tangiers for cash. Because Tangiers purchases shares from us at a discount, sales by Tangiers could cause the price of our stock to decrease. In order to partially reduce a drop in the price of our stock, we may elect not to "put" our shares to Tangiers. Further, depending upon our ability to sell our products and services in the future, we may not have a need for additional cash and therefore would not "put" shares to Tangiers.

 

The Selling Shareholders may, from time to time sell any or all of their shares of Common Stock on any market or trading facility on which the shares are traded or in private transactions. These sales may be at fixed or negotiated prices. The Selling Shareholders may use any one or more of the following methods when selling shares:

 

ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits the purchaser;
block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the shares as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal;
purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;
an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;
privately negotiated transactions;
broker-dealers may agree with the Selling Shareholders to sell a specified number of such shares at a stipulated price per share;
a combination of any such methods of sale; and
any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.

 

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The selling stockholder may also sell securities under Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, if available, rather than under this Prospectus.

 

In addition, the selling stockholder may engage in hedging transactions with broker-dealers in connection with distributions of the securities or otherwise. In those transactions, broker-dealers may engage in short sales of securities in the course of hedging the positions they assume with selling stockholder. The selling shareholder may also sell securities short and redeliver securities to close out such short positions. The selling stockholder may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers which require the delivery of securities to the broker-dealer. The broker-dealer may then resell or otherwise transfer such securities pursuant to this prospectus. The selling stockholder also may loan or pledge the securities, and the borrower or pledgee may sell or otherwise transfer the securities so loaned or pledged pursuant to this prospectus. Such borrower or pledgee also may transfer those securities to investors in our securities or the selling stockholder’s securities or in connection with the offering of other securities not covered by this prospectus.

 

Broker-dealers engaged by the selling stockholder may arrange for other brokers-dealers to participate in sales. Broker-dealers may receive commissions or discounts from the selling stockholder (or, if any broker-dealer acts as agent for the purchaser of securities, from the purchaser) in amounts to be negotiated, but, except as set forth in a supplement to this Prospectus, in the case of an agency transaction not in excess of a customary brokerage commission in compliance with FINRA Rule 2440; and in the case of a principal transaction a markup or markdown in compliance with FINRA IM-2440.

 

Tangiers Global, LLC is an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and any broker-dealers or agents that are involved in selling the shares may be deemed to be "underwriters" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 in connection with such sales. In such event, any commissions received by such broker-dealers or agents and any profit on the resale of the shares purchased by them may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act of 1933. We are required to pay certain fees and expenses incurred by us incident to the registration of the securities.

 

The selling stockholder will be subject to the Prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 including Rule 172 thereunder.

 

The resale securities will be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers if required under applicable state securities laws. In addition, in certain states, the resale securities covered hereby may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and is complied with.

 

Under applicable rules and regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, any person engaged in the distribution of the resale securities may not simultaneously engage in market making activities with respect to the Common Stock for the applicable restricted period, as defined in Regulation M, prior to the commencement of the distribution. In addition, the selling stockholder will be subject to applicable provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder, including Regulation M, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of securities of the Common Stock by the selling stockholder or any other person. We will make copies of this Prospectus available to the selling stockholder and will inform it of the need to deliver a copy of this Prospectus to each purchaser at or prior to the time of the sale (including by compliance with Rule 172 under the Securities Act of 1933).

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED

 

We have authorized capital stock consisting of 380,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”). As of the date of this filing we have 21,977,741 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding.

 

Common Stock

 

The holders of outstanding shares of Common Stock are entitled to receive dividends out of assets or funds legally available for the payment of dividends of such times and in such amounts as the board from time to time may determine. Holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters submitted to a vote of shareholders. There is no cumulative voting of the election of directors then standing for election. The Common Stock is not entitled to pre-emptive rights and is not subject to conversion or redemption. Upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our company, the assets legally available for distribution to stockholders are distributable ratably among the holders of the Common Stock after payment of liquidation preferences, if any, on any outstanding payment of other claims of creditors.

 

Preferred Stock

 

We have no authorized shares of preferred stock.

 

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Options and Warrants

 

We have warrants outstanding to purchase 75,000 shares of our common stock exercisable at $1.00 per share.

 

Convertible Notes  

 

We entered into a Convertible Debt Agreement with Tangiers Global, LLC in the face amount of $610,000, convertible at $1.40 per share, bearing an interest rate of 10% per annum and maturing seven months from the effective date of each tranche payment. So far, we have received $542,500 under the convertible note. On May 2, 2019 the Company and Tangiers agreed to an amendment to the convertible debt agreement that changed the fixed conversion price from $1.40 per common share to $0.80 per common share. Additionally, the maturity date for the first borrowing tranche of $160,000 was changed from seven months to nine months.

 

Dividend Policy

 

We have not paid any cash dividends to shareholders. The declaration of any future cash dividends is at the discretion of our board of directors and depends upon our earnings, if any, our capital requirements and financial position, general economic conditions, and other pertinent conditions.  It is our present intention not to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future, but rather to reinvest earnings, if any, in our business operations.

 

Transfer Agent

 

Our transfer agent is Transfer Online, Inc. located at 512 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214.

 

INTEREST OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL

 

No expert or counsel named in this prospectus as having prepared or certified any part of this prospectus or having given an opinion upon the validity of the securities being registered or upon other legal matters in connection with the registration or offering of the common stock was employed on a contingency basis, or had, or is to receive, in connection with the offering, a substantial interest, direct or indirect, in the registrant or any of its parents or subsidiaries. Nor was any such person connected with the registrant or any of its parents or subsidiaries as a promoter, managing or principal underwriter, voting trustee, director, officer, or employee.

 

The Doney Law Firm, our independent legal counsel, has provided an opinion on the validity of our common stock.

 

Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, has audited our financial statements included in this prospectus and registration statement to the extent and for the periods set forth in their audit report. Hancock Askew & Co., LLP has presented their report with respect to our audited financial statements. The report of Hancock Askew & Co., LLP is included in reliance upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We filed this Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the SEC under the Act with respect to the Common Stock offered by Selling Shareholders in this Prospectus. This Prospectus, which constitutes a part of the Registration Statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the Registration Statement or the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. For further information with respect to us and our Common Stock, please see the Registration Statement and the exhibits and schedules filed with the Registration Statement. Statements contained in this Prospectus regarding the contents of any contract or any other document that is filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement are not necessarily complete, and each such statement is qualified in all respects by reference to the full text of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement, including its exhibits and schedules, may be inspected without charge at the public reference room maintained by the SEC, located at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549, and copies of all or any part of the Registration Statement may be obtained from such offices upon the payment of the fees prescribed by the SEC. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room. The SEC also maintains an Internet website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding registrants that file electronically with the SEC. The address of the site is www.sec.gov .

 

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DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Overview

We were formed on August 15, 2014 as a corporation. Our fiscal year end is December 31. We have never been in bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding. We are not in default of any note, loan, lease, or other indebtedness or financing arrangements requiring us to make payments. We have never been in any legal proceedings.

 

Our principal office is located at 1313 Rogers St. Savannah, GA 31415 and our phone number is 912-226-2802. Our corporate website address is www.smokecartel.com . Information contained on, or accessible through, our website is not a part of, and is not incorporated by reference into this Prospectus.

 

The Company’s primary goal remains to serve the growing smoke and vapor accessories market through high-tech methods. This strategy, combined with critical domain and product acquisitions, has been the solid foundation that grew to a customer base of over 125,000 individual retail customers and over 1,000 wholesale customers in more than 50 countries worldwide.

 

The competitive tech that sustained this growth, named Warely, is the team’s proprietary e-commerce technology that augments the abilities of traditional platforms such as Shopify. As Warely continues to be tailored and tested at scale, the Company intends to one day market the technology as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product of its own.

 

Targeting each vertical of the online headshop industry, Smoke Cartel, Inc. operates direct sale platforms at

        SmokeCartel.com,

        SeshSupply.com,

        KrakenGrinders.com,

        RollUhBowl.com,

        Medepen.com,

        CinderwitchTorches.com,

        HeadyPet.com,

        ErrlyBird.com,

        AskVape.com, and

        MindCBD.com.

 

Business-to-business (“B2B”) sales are made through Wholesale.SmokeCartel.com where, supplemented by in-person trade show connections, the Company provides competitive wholesale services to online and brick-and-mortar storefronts. Data.SmokeCartel.com offers advanced B2B services in the form of valuable cannabis industry insights on dispensaries, smoke shops, and vape shops.

 

The Company further blankets each vertical of the online smoke shop industry by designing, manufacturing, and developing several in-house product lines described below.

 

Each level of Smoke Cartel, Inc.’s operations is complemented by 24/7 customer assistance plus a staff of 16 employees fully trained in the Company’s products and services.

 

As an online provider of smoke and vapor accessories, the Company is subject to tobacco regulations. While not directly affected by cannabis industry regulations, Smoke Cartel, Inc. does benefit from the expansion of the legal cannabis market.

Market Opportunity Analysis

Utilizing the Company’s advanced technological skills and e-commerce expertise, the Smoke Cartel team has identified a strong market opportunity that correlates with the expansion of cannabis legalization worldwide. With a five-year foothold in the rapidly growing cannabis culture, the Company believes its vertically integrated infrastructure and competitive technology presents the opportunity to establish a significant market share as it solidifies its standing as a leading brand for cannabis consumers.

 

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Smoke and Vapor Accessories

Tobacco and cannabis accessories have experienced rapid growth over the last twenty years. Following an early-2000s drop in the prosecution of paraphernalia, the industry experienced a surge in new manufacturers and retailers which Smoke Cartel, Inc. is able to target at both a B2C and B2B level.

 

According to a Headquest Magazine report, smoke shops were generating $10 billion annually in 2013. The report further assures that, despite increasing competition, “the pie is getting bigger” with the rapid spread of cannabis legalization. Smoke Cartel is able to access this market through over eight educational and direct sales web domains.

 

A more recent report titled “Vapor Products Market (E-Vapor and Heat-Not-Burn Devices) - Global Outlook and Forecast 2018- 2023” suggests an even stronger market opportunity. Based on market size and forecast, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor statistics, this report projects the vaporizer industry will reach $43 billion in 2023.

 

To date, Smoke Cartel has built a foundation to reach vaporizer consumers at AskVape.com, Medepen.com, and SmokeCartel.com with a wide selection of industry leading vaporizers and vaporizer accessories at numerous price points.

Expanding Cannabis Legalization

As cannabis legalization spreads across the United States and countries worldwide, each newly opened cannabis market represents the opportunity to form new brand loyalties as customers enter the cannabis space for the first time. The Company continues to target smoke and vapor enthusiasts through industry event outreach, web domains tailored to specific demographics, memorable branding, strategic business partnerships, and organic word-of-mouth recommendations.

 

The cannabis accessory industry is legal, but remains relatively new. Fledgling cannabis businesses may struggle to find structure in industry norms and/or standardized systems in which to operate. However, Smoke Cartel, Inc. has the advantage of ancillary cannabis industry experience supported by the Company’s signature inventory management technology to deliver a quality experience from drop-shipment for wholesalers to direct customer sales.

 

Although this is not a plant-touching cannabis company, the Company’s services do face a number of the same challenges as companies who deal directly with the cannabis plant such as federal regulation, banking restrictions, advertising hurdles, and negative stereotypes. Each of these challenges is increasingly lessened as legalization continues to expand. For example, prominent social media platforms loosened and/or lifted cannabis advertisement restrictions in 2018 while The Hill recently reported that federal legislation is being proposed with the support of the American Banking Association to lift financial barriers.

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc. has dealt with these regulations and challenges since inception. The Company has been resourceful and persistent in finding legal means to maintain operations and reach its customer base.

E-commerce: Online B2B and B2C Services

In addition to personal relationships built at trade shows and expos, the Company’s transactions are conducted primarily through online commerce. The United States Department of Commerce estimated $513.16 billion spent online in 2018 for an increase of 14.2% since 2017. The same report announced this number reflects 14.3% of total retail sales while representing 51.6% of all retail sales growth.

 

At this relatively young stage in marketable cannabis accessory enthusiasm, Smoke Cartel has already managed to serve over 125,000 customers through direct sales. Individual smoke and vapor enthusiasts enjoy the convenience, informational context, and discreteness offered by online shopping.

 

Smoke Cartel Wholesale allows the Company to tap into total retail sales which reached on and offline which comprised $3.63 trillion in 2018. Retailers similarly enjoy the convenience of online wholesale management.

 

In November 2018, Smoke Cartel, Inc. revealed its expansive cannabis industry insights database at Data.SmokeCartel.com. This high-tech service provides a wide array of information on dispensaries, head shops, and vape shops around the United States with actionable information for use by cannabis businesses on multiple industry verticals.

 

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Competition

Each of the Company’s wholesale and online retail distribution channels will compete for customers and sales also strengthening their customer and business relationships in this expanding market. Smoke Cartel’s size relative to competition is difficult to gauge as most of the Company’s competition is privately held and do not publicly report earnings. Public companies most similar and competitive to Smoke Cartel are Namaste Technologies and KushCo Holdings, Inc.

Namaste Technologies is traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol NXTFF and is based in Canada. They currently do not have significant market share in the United States.

KushCo Holdings is traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol KSHB. Kush Bottles sells packaging products for the cannabis industry while we sell accessories and devices used for smoking. Unlike Smoke Cartel, KushCo Holdings is less focused on the ecommerce side of business; KushBottles.com has significantly less web traffic than Smoke Cartel. According to Amazon Alexa website traffic rankings as of July 2018, Smoke Cartel is ranked at 14,671 for the most popular website in the United States while Kush Bottles is ranked at 44,640.

Intellectual Property

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc. is in the process of trademarking the following product names: Sesh Supply, Kraken, UPC, Smoke Cartel, Cinderwitch, Viosparc, Warely and Rise and Grind. We are in the process of trademarking the logo for Smoke Cartel. Smoke Cartel has trademarked the names UPC and Glassheads. We also acquired the registered trademarks for Errlybird logo, Errlybird wordmark, Budder Blocks logo, Budder Blocks wordmark, Heady Pet logo, Heady pet wordmark, and Breaking Slabs artwork in the acquisition of Early Bird Distribution. We also acquired the trademarks for the name of Roll Uh Bowl, as well as the slogan “Smoky Bubbles. Anywhere” in the asset purchase with KushCo Holdings.

Regulations

We must comply with federal and state regulations for tobacco products. Tobacco products can only be sold and shipped to customers over the age of 18 or 21 in some states, however, Smoke Cartel only accepts customers 21 or older. We are not regulated by federal or state cannabis laws.

Employees

As of the date hereof, the Company has sixteen employees.

 

Legal/Disciplinary History

During the past 10 years, the officers, directors, and control persons of the Company have no disciplinary history whatsoever, and have never had a criminal conviction, entry of a judgment or decree by a court of any jurisdiction that limited their involvement with any type of business, securities, commodities, or banking activities. Furthermore, they have never had a finding or judgment against them or any order by self-regulatory organizations of any kind.

 

Products and Services

 

Smoke Cartel Retail Domains

 

Direct sales operate through leading e-commerce platform, Shopify, as enhanced by the advanced capabilities of in-house software, Warely.

 

SmokeCartel.com is the Company’s primary e-commerce portal selling glass and silicone pipes, vaporizers, herb grinders, torches, e-nails, water pipes, and other popular smoke and vapor accessories alongside Smoke Cartel branded fashion. A unique array of quality products and reputable brands drive sales at numerous price points. SmokeCartel.com has now reached over 125,000 customers in more than fifty countries worldwide.

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Smoke Cartel, Inc. now drives sales through a growing number of web domains including SeshSupply.com, KrakenGrinders.com, RollUhBowl.com, Medepen.com, CinderwitchTorches.com, HeadyPet.com, ErrlyBird.com, AskVape.com, and MindCBD.com. The Company plans to turn newly acquired domain MidnightToke.com, purchased from KushCo Holdings, Inc. in September 2018, into the second of multiple sales platforms to target cannabis consumers without being subject to tobacco regulations -- the first to do so being HeadyPet.com.

 

Smoke Cartel Wholesale & Drop Shipment Services

In January 2016, the Company acquired UPC Distribution, a two-decade veteran in the wholesale glass and manufacturing industry that allowed Smoke Cartel’s expansion into the wholesale market. Rebranded as Smoke Cartel Wholesale (formerly Glassheads Distribution), the department is now a staple of Smoke Cartel, Inc. that is able to connect with growing brands and retailers domestic and international.

 

In the ongoing charge to maintain an edge over the competition, the Company now offers drop-shipment services which allow Smoke Cartel to access a portion of competitor sales for warehouse and fulfillment services. The Company’s established brand quality builds the trust to handle such important logistics over the few wholesale service competitors. Their customers become Smoke Cartel customers in synergistic fashion while disseminating the Company’s product lines to a broader online and brick-and- mortar marketplace.

 

This wholesale service further allows the Company to advance its technology-driven processes, Warely, which Smoke Cartel, Inc. hopes to one day market as an e-commerce service of its own. The program provides live access to inventory tracking of over 1000 SKUs.

 

The Company maintains a book of more than 3,000 wholesale customers with plans to grow that consumer base through strategic marketing, sales initiatives, and continued innovation in product design.

Product Design and Development

In addition to selling the industry’s leading brands, the Company designs and manufactures products for both retail and wholesale. Each in-house product line is designed to meet the needs of a target demographic, as identified using the Company’s Warely customer insights.

 

Smoke Cartel, Inc.’s exclusive product lines, available for retail and wholesale, include:

Sesh Supply : Known for eye-catching glass design with spinning propeller percolators, each Sesh Supply piece is named for a powerful character in Greek mythology. The “Nymph” water pipe won 2nd Place for “Best Glass” at High Times Cannabis Cup 2018.

China Glass : A carefully selected team of master glass artists designed this playful yet ultra-elegant rebrand of Chinese glass. In a nod to history and culture, each piece is named for a Dynasty of Chinese history--such as the popular “Ming Dynasty” water pipe--paired with vase-like silhouettes and pretty patterns for the upscale, sophisticated enthusiast.

Kraken Grinders : Crafted from high quality stainless steel and durable aluminum alloys, these herb grinders are enhanced with neat features such as stash windows, easy-clear buttons, pollen screens, and more.

Cinderwitch Torches : Carrying the Company’s latest innovative design, the patent-pending flameless “Viosparc” torch, Cinderwitch Torches features both butane and electronic torches that stand apart from conventional torches in both style and function.

Roll Uh Bowl : Acquired in a purchase agreement with Nevada corporation, KushCo Holdings, Inc., that closed on September 21, 2018, this adventure-ready product line features medical grade silicone water pipes that bend but don’t break. The assets purchased in exchange for 1,410,145 shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at $1.2M, include:

1. Inventory of products as described in the Purchase Agreement; 2. All machinery, tools, jigs, supplies, consumables, molds and the designs of such molds held by third party manufacturers on behalf of Seller with respect to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement; 3. Certain intellectual property as listed in the Purchase Agreement; 4. Goodwill of the business conducted by Seller, 5. Copies of all customer lists, supplier lists, quality control records, customer complaint records and sales materials and records relating to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement; and 6. Web domains at RollUhBowl.com, MidnightToke.com, and Medepen.com.

UPC : Short for “Until Prohibition Ceases,” this utilitarian yet affordable glass line impresses with unique scientific shapes like the “UPC Quadruple Bubbler Dab Rig.” This trademarked logo was acquired along with UPC Distribution, which the Company continues to use to target traditional smokers.

Heady Pet : 420-friendly prints take this pet accessory brand to a whole new level. A catalyst into the pet industry valued at $86 billion in 2017, Heady Pet offers a line of durable and adorable leashes, collars, harnesses, safety belts, toys, and more.

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Product and Service Marketing Plan

 

Positioning and Goal

Smoke Cartel’s association with the cannabis industry limits traditional advertising opportunities such as those commonly used through Google and Facebook, though these limitations are lessening alongside federal expansion of cannabis legalization.

The Company has been tremendously successful in finding legal and effective marketing strategies to showcase its various brands despite these constraints by allocating marketing spend to social network feeds and industry influencers. The most effective paid web campaigns have occurred on sites that allow smoke and vapor accessories content, using precise retargeting strategies to drive traffic and conversions. Smoke Cartel’s own social media channels continue to enjoy impressive engagement with original YouTube videos that often go viral.

Smoke Cartel, Inc. sponsors and maintains a presence at several cannabis-related and music events to increase brand visibility while developing key relationships.

This combination of online and offline initiatives continues to evolve the Company’s globally recognized retail brand while a dedicated sales department focuses on wholesale expansion.

Branding Tactics

A strong brand vision for products and marketing have been a top priority since Smoke Cartel’s inception. This includes professional photography and graphic design for compelling marketing materials, both digital and print. Combined with the Company’s advanced data analytics and domains tailored to specific demographics, carefully curated Smoke Cartel brands have resulted in a large consumer base.

This curated brand identity is amplified by relationships with significant industry figures and advertisers who assist in perpetuating Smoke Cartel brand awareness.

Social Media Marketing

Social media is central to Smoke Cartel marketing. Using the Company’s own social media accounts, Smoke Cartel has established a large social media following with separate brand accounts for multiple product lines and sales platforms. These accounts plus the use of social media influencers gives the Company a strong social media presence on social media networks such as Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Instagram, with over 158,000 followers, has proven to be the best network to reach the Company’s target demographics and maintain effective brand identities. However, Smoke Cartel brands appear on multiple social platforms as audiences engage with each platform differently. This allows the Company to reach a wide variety of consumers.

Because most social networks limit advertising opportunities for smoke and vapor accessories, the Company has cost-effectively established organic customer relationships that allow consumers to understand and identify with the Company’s brands in each carefully branded post.

Email Marketing

Sales that result from email marketing comprise approximately 15% of the Company’s total revenue. Email campaigns are used to stir interest in various products, often curated around a specific holiday or promotion.

Email marketing also provides the opportunity to communicate order tracking, follow up on abandoned carts, encourage upsell accessories, and gather further customer insights to improve overall marketing strategy.

Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (“SEO”) is integrated into all marketing and advertising strategies. SEO is important to gain customers organically and it is done through vigilant updating of all websites to reflect current keyword trends, accumulating inbound links, accruing listings on other sites, and strengthening a social media presence in order to achieve a higher organic Google, Bing, and Yahoo search ranking for terms related to each part of the business.

 

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Digital Advertisements

Smoke Cartel, Inc. runs standard pay-per-click (“PPC”) display ads on cannabis related websites like Leafly, High Times, and other relevant sites that feature retargeting of previous Smoke Cartel website visitors. This has proven to be an efficient advertising method to encourage potential customers who have already expressed a high level of interest by visiting Smoke Cartel websites.

For large promotions, the Company uses the cannabis-specific advertising platform Mantis with increased digital advertising campaigns. Mantis offers banner, video, and sponsored content ads on a large network of cannabis themed websites.

Google Adwords has also successfully been used to encourage website traffic through non-smoking related accessories.

Public Relations

Smoke Cartel has been featured in Leafly, Variety Magazine, Marijuana Business Daily, and several other noteworthy publications while team members have been featured on multiple podcasts.

The Company has relationships with several media and news outlets with which it intends to continue to spread brand recognition, acquire new customers, and improve SEO.

Print Marketing

Smoke Cartel Magazine is a biannual 44-page catalog showcasing the Company’s various product lines and services within the context of a cannabis lifestyle magazine. These are useful for drawing business and individual consumers to take part in Smoke Cartel’s strong brand identity.

The Company plans to launch a full offline marketing package including physical mailers, catalogs, magazines, brochures to capture retail and wholesale customer attention.

Industry Events

Industry trade shows and expos as well as music festivals provide the opportunity to make face-to-face connections with potential retail and wholesale customers while increasing brand awareness. The Company currently attends and sponsor events across the U.S. including, but not limited to, High Times Cannabis Cup, National Cannabis Festival, and CHAMPS trade shows.

 

Corporate History

 

We were formed on August 15, 2014. From inception, we were engaged in the business of investment activities of spot gold and silver trading. On July 14, 2017, we entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Thread Cartel LLC., a privately held limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Georgia (“Smoke Cartel”), and the members of Smoke Cartel. As a result of the transaction (the “Exchange”), Smoke Cartel became our wholly-owned subsidiary. In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, at the closing an aggregate of 18,999,601 shares of our common stock were issued to the holders of Smoke Cartel in exchange for their membership interests of Smoke Cartel. The two shareholders of Smoke Cartel consisted of Sean Geng and Darby Cox, our officers and directors.

 

Also on July 14, 2017, we entered into an Agreement of Conveyance, Transfer and Assignment of Assets and Assumption of Obligations (the “Conveyance Agreement”) with a company controlled by our prior officer and director, Wanjun Xie. Pursuant to the Conveyance Agreement, we transferred all assets and business operations associated with spot gold and silver trading to Mr. Xie’s company. In exchange, Mr. Xie agreed to cancel 323,300 shares in our company and to assume and cancel all liabilities relating to our former business. As a result of the Purchase Agreement and Conveyance Agreement, we were no longer pursuing our former business plan. Under the direction of our newly appointed officers and directors, we are now an online retailer in the smoking accessories business.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY  

 

On January 15, 2018, the Company relocated and leased office and warehouse space in Savannah, Georgia from Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC, for a term of five years at a total cost for the five years of $968,364. The Company has negotiated a settlement of its prior lease agreements or has sub-leased the property.

 

In July 2018, Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC lease transferred to 2G Realty, LLC in which Sean Geng holds a 50% ownership in 2G Realty, LLC. The terms of the rent did not change in the transfer and represent the fair market value for the leased property. The terms of the transferred lease were essentially identical to the existing lease, but the lease was extended to run for six years at a total cost of $1,209,749.

 

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are party to litigation that we consider routine and incidental to our business. We do not currently expect the results of any of these litigation matters to have a material effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.

MARKET FOR COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

Holders of Our Shares

 

As of the date of this prospectus, there were approximately 272 registered common shareholders.

 

Public Market for Common Shares

 

As of the date of this prospectus, we have a ticker symbol “SMKC” but there is no active public trading market for our common stock and no assurance that a trading market for our securities will ever develop. On May 16, 2019, the last reported sales price for our Common Stock was $0.85 per share.

 

Dividend Rights

 

We have never declared, nor paid, any dividend since our incorporation and does not foresee paying any dividend in the near future since all available funds will be used to implement our business plan.  Any future payment of dividends will depend on our financing requirements and financial condition and other factors which the board of directors, in its sole discretion, may consider appropriate.

 

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INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-1
Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 F-2
Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 F-3
Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 201 7 F-4
Statements of Stockholders' Equity for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 201 7 F-5
Notes to Financial Statements F-6
Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 F-17
Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 F-18
Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 F-19
Notes to Financial Statements F-20

    

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HANCOCK ASKEW & CO LLP

ACCOUNTANTS & ADVISORS

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and
Stockholders of Smoke Cartel, Inc.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Smoke Cartel, Inc. (the Company) as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 2018, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended December 31, 2018, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern Uncertainty

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statements, the Company has incurred a net loss, has an accumulated deficit, and is dependent on additional financing which raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2017.
   
Savannah, Georgia
April 1, 2019  

 

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www.HancockAskew.com 

   

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Balance Sheets

as of December 31, 2018, and December 31, 2017  

 

  December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
ASSETS              
Current assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 140,093     $ 661,131
Inventories     675,707       926,502
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     44,968       340
Total current assets     860,768       1,587,973
Fixed assets, net     114,187       49,654
Intangible assets, net     233,158       22,779
Goodwill     803,174       71,898
Total assets   $ 2,011,287     $ 1,732,304
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY              
Current liabilities              
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 202,427     $ 317,454
Income tax payable     122,562       102,622
Current portion of loans payable     413,278       146,435
Total current liabilities     738,267       566,511
Loans payable     92,358       11,944
Deferred rent     9,604       —  
Deferred tax liability     —         3,692
Total liabilities     840,229       582,147
Commitments (Note 2)              
Stockholders' equity              

Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 380,000,000 shares authorized; 21,936,491 and 20,200,006 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
    2,194       2,020
Additional paid-in capital     1,927,615       209,880
(Accumulated deficit) / retained earnings     (758,751 )     938,257
Total stockholders' equity     1,171,058       1,150,157
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,011,287     $ 1,732,304

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Statements of Operations

For the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    Years Ended December 31
    2018   2017
Revenues   $ 3,795,277     $ 5,895,040
Cost of revenues     1,470,428       2,292,628
Gross profit     2,324,849       3,602,412
Operating expenses              
General and administrative expenses     739,094       788,650
Advertising and promotion     270,140       349,081
Payroll and related expenses     1,324,633       1,207,120
Shipping expenses     564,979       751,494
Officer compensation     212,307       177,826
Professional fees     479,324       111,928
Rent expenses     290,528       175,275
Total operating expenses     3,881,005       3,561,374
(Loss)/income from operations     (1,556,156 )     41,038
Other income (expenses)              
Interest expense     (124,539 )     (517)
Other (expense)/income     (20,005 )     6,271
(Loss)/income before income taxes     (1,700,700 )     46,792
Income tax benefit/(provision)     3,692       (106,314)
Net Loss   $ (1,697,008 )   $ (59,522)
               
               
Basic and diluted weighted average common Shares outstanding     20,736,534       19,499,770
Basic and diluted (loss) per share   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.00)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Statements of Cash Flows

For the Years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    2018   2017
Cash Flows from Operating Activities              
Net loss   $ (1,697,008 )   $ (59,522)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:              
    Depreciation and amortization     75,833       5,504
    Deferred taxes     (3,692 )     3,692
    Deferred rent     9,604       —  
    Deferred financing costs     26,436       —  
    Stock issued for services     75,000       —  
    Professional fees paid through issuance of warrants     36,853       —  
    Accretion of beneficial conversion feature of convertible debt     7,990       —  
Changes in assets and liabilities              
Inventories     442,969       31,715
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (44,628 )     3,953
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (79,503 )     183,379
Income taxes payable     19,940       102,622
        Net cash (used) provided by operating activities     (1,130,206 )     271,343
Cash Flows from Investing Activities              
Fixed Assets     (107,573 )     (25,900)
   Acquisitions     —         (60,000)
Net cash used in investing activities     (107,573 )     (85,900)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities              
    Stockholder contributions     204,321       10,000
    Proceeds from notes payable     810,000       159,915
    Payments on notes payable     (272,580 )     (1,536)
    Payment of debt issuance cost     (25,000 )     —  
Net cash provided by financing activities     716,741       168,379
Net (decrease) increase in cash     (521,038 )     353,822
Cash, beginning of period     661,131       307,309
Cash, end of period   $ 140,093     $ 661,131
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:              
    Cash paid for interest   $ 87,970     $ 394
    Non-cash investing and financing transactions              
         Common stock issued to settle related party note payable   $ —       $ 150,000
          Financing of debt issuance costs   $ 148,875     $ 5,985
Impact of acquisition of assets from KushCo in exchange for common shares              
          Inventory   $ 192,173     $ —  
          Intangible assets     243,172       —  
          Goodwill     766,801       —  
Total assets acquired for common shares   $ 1,202,146     $ —  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

For the Years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    Shares   Common stock   Additional paid in capital   (Accumulated Deficit) / Retained earnings   Total Stockholders’ Equity
                     
Balance January 1, 2017     18,999,601     $ 1,900     $ —       $ 997,779     $ 999,679
                                       
Stockholder contributions     —         —         10,000       —         10,000
Recapitalization     1,000,405       100       (100 )     —         —  
Common stock used for acquisition of ErrlyBird     50,000       5       49,995       —         50,000
Common stock issued to settle related party note payable     150,000       15       149,985       —         150,000
Net loss     —         —         —         (59,522 )     (59,522)
                                       
Balance December 31, 2017     20,200,006       2,020       209,880       938,257       1,150,157
                                       
Stockholder investment     75,000       7       74,993               75,000
Shares issued for services provided     75,000       8       74,992               75,000
Shares issued to acquire KushCo assets     1,410,145       141       1,202,005               1,202,146
Warrants issued to Trillium Partners                     36,853               36,853
Shares issued for crowd-funding stock offering     86,340       9       129,312               129,321
Shares issued to Tangiers Global LLC for commitment fees     90,000       9       148,866               148,875
Beneficial conversion feature of convertible debt issued to Tangiers Global LLC     —         —         50,714               50,714
Net loss                             (1,697,008 )     (1,697,008)
                                       
                                       
Balance December 31, 2018     21,936,491     $ 2,194       $      1,927,615     $ (758,751 )   $ 1,171,058

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Organization and Change of Business

Lemont Inc. (“Lemont”) was formed on August 15, 2014 and was engaged in the business of investment activities of spot gold and silver trading. On July 14, 2017, Lemont entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Thread Cartel LLC., a privately held limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Georgia (“Smoke Cartel”), and the members of Smoke Cartel. As a result of the transaction (the “Exchange”), Smoke Cartel became our wholly-owned subsidiary. In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, at the closing an aggregate of 18,999,601 shares of our common stock were issued to the holders of Smoke Cartel in exchange for their membership interests of Smoke Cartel.

For accounting purposes, this is a reverse acquisition with Smoke Cartel (the “Company”) being the accounting acquirer of Lemont. For legal purposes, Lemont issued shares to the Smoke Cartel shareholders followed by a merger and recapitalization of Lemont.

 

Also, on July 14, 2017, we entered into an Agreement of Conveyance, Transfer and Assignment of Assets and Assumption of Obligations (the “Conveyance Agreement”) with a company controlled by our prior officer and director, Wanjun Xie. Pursuant to the Conveyance Agreement, we transferred all assets and business operations associated with spot gold and silver trading to Mr. Xie’s company. In exchange, Mr. Xie agreed to cancel 323,300 shares in our company and to assume and cancel all liabilities relating to our former business. As a result of the Purchase Agreement and Conveyance Agreement, we were no longer pursuing our former business plan. Under the direction of our newly appointed officers and directors, we are now an online retailer in the smoking accessories business. Effective August 29, 2017, the Company’s name and trading symbol was changed to Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC).

 

The Company has established a fiscal year end of December 31.

Basis of Presentation and Ability to Continue as a Going Concern   

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) on the basis that the Company will continue as a going concern, which assumes that the Company will be able to realize its assets and meet its obligations and continue its operations for a period of one year from the financial statement issuance date. For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company had a net loss. The Company also has an accumulated deficit. Further losses are expected as the Company continues to experience slower than expected revenues along with negative cash flow from operations and ongoing debt obligations. These factors raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the financial statement issuance date. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company generating profitable operations in the future and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet its obligations and repay its liabilities when they come due from normal business operations. Management intends to finance operating costs over the next twelve months with loans and additional private placement of common stock. Management has also put in place changes to business operations that will help it move towards profitability. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from our existing shareholders and our ability to obtain necessary equity financing to continue toward funding our operations. These financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONT.)

 

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Equivalents

Cash and equivalents include investments with initial maturities of three months or less.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments and related items, which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk, are cash and cash equivalents. The Company places its cash and temporary cash investments with high quality financial institutions. At times, such investments may be in excess of FDIC insurance limits.

 

Inventories

The Company’s inventories consist primarily of merchandise for sale and packaging materials and are stated at the lower of cost or realizable value. Cost is determined using the first-in, first-out methodology. The Company establishes inventory reserves when conditions exist that suggest that our inventory may be in excess of anticipated demand or is obsolete. When recorded, our reserves are intended to reduce the carrying value of our inventory to its net realizable value. We record provisions for excess or obsolete inventory as cost of sales.

The Company records inbound shipping costs to cost of revenues when inventory is sold. Outbound shipping costs are recorded as a separate operating expense.

Property and Equipment

Property and equipment purchases are recorded at cost and depreciated or amortized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the asset. The estimated useful life by asset description is noted in the following table:

 

Asset Description   Estimated Useful life (Years)
Furniture and Equipment   3-5
Leasehold Improvement   Term or lease or 3-5 whichever is shorter
Vehicles   5

 

Additions are capitalized, and maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Gains and losses on dispositions of equipment are reflected in other income.

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONT.)

 

Fixed assets consist of the following at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017:

    December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
Furniture and Equipment   $ 22,300     $ 22,300
Vehicles     35,250       35,250
Leasehold Improvements     107,573       —  
Accumulated Depreciation     (50,936 )     (7,896)
Net Fixed Assets   $ 114,187     $ 49,654

 

Depreciation expense totaled $43.0K and $5.5K for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Revenue Recognition

Net sales consist primarily of revenue from sale of merchandise and accessories. Revenue is measured based on the amount of consideration that we expect to receive, reduced by estimates of return allowances, promotional discounts, and rebates. Revenue also excludes any amounts collected on behalf of third parties, including sales and indirect taxes. In arrangements where we have multiple performance obligations, the transaction price is allocated to each performance obligation using the relative stand-alone selling price. We generally determine stand-alone selling prices based on the prices charged to customers or using expected cost plus a margin. We offer consumer products through our online sales sites. Revenue is recognized when control of the goods is transferred to the customer, which generally occurs upon our delivery to the carrier or the customer. Product is considered delivered to the customer once it has been shipped and title, risk of loss and rewards of ownership have been transferred. For most of the Company’s product sales, these criteria are met at the time the product is shipped. For online sales to individuals, for some and for certain other sales, the Company defers revenue until the customer receives the product because the Company retains a portion of the risk of loss on these sales during transit.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company measures its financial assets and liabilities in accordance with GAAP. For certain of our financial instruments, including cash, accounts payable, and the short-term portion of long-term debt, the carrying amounts approximate fair value due to their short maturities.

 

Stock Based Compensation

The Company follows ASC 718-10, Stock Compensation, which addresses the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services, with a primary focus on transactions in which an entity obtains employee services in share-based payment transactions. ASC 718-10 requires measurement of the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions).

 

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share amounts are calculated based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period. Diluted earnings per share is based on the weighted average numbers of shares of common stock outstanding for the periods. There are no potentially dilutive shares outstanding at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONT.)

 

Impairment Assessment

 

The Company evaluates intangible assets and long-lived assets for possible impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. This includes but is not limited to significant adverse changes in business climate, market conditions, or other events that indicate an asset's carrying amount may not be recoverable. Recoverability of these assets is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of each asset to the future undiscounted cash flows the asset is expected to generate. If the undiscounted cash flows used in the test for recoverability are less than the carrying amount of these assets, the carrying amount of such assets is reduced to fair value. The Company evaluates and tests the recoverability of its goodwill for impairment at least annually during its fourth quarter of each year or more often if and when circumstances indicate that goodwill may not be recoverable. There was no impairment of intangible assets, long-lived assets or goodwill during years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

 

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under standards issued by the FASB. Under those standards, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for future tax benefits or consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. A valuation allowance is provided for significant deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that such assets will not be realized through future operations.

Prior to the acquisition on July 14, 2017, Smoke Cartel operated as a D.B.A. of Thread Cartel LLC. As an LLC, tax liabilities through July 14, 2017 passed through to the members of Thread Cartel LLC.

We establish assets and liabilities for uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns, using a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold. We include in income tax expense any interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions. As of December 31, 2018, there were no material unrecognized tax benefits. The Company’s major tax jurisdiction is the United States. The Company is no longer subject to tax examinations by tax authorities in the United States for tax years prior to 2015.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new standard establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available.

 

The Company will adopt the new standard on January 1, 2019 using a modified retrospective approach. Smoke Cartel will elect the transition method that allows for the application of the standard at the adoption date rather than at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements. The Company intends to elect available practical expedients. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adoption on its financial statements.

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued updated  ASU 2018-07 – Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718)  on accounting for nonemployee share-based award payments granted to acquire goods and services to be used or consumed in the grantor’s own operations. This guidance does not apply in the case that the share-based payment was made to provide financing to the issuer, or in the case that the awards are made in conjunction with selling goods and services to customer under a contract accounted for under Topic 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The stated objectives of this update are part of FASB’s simplification Initiative, and provisions affecting publicly held companies include simplifying (1) the method that nonemployee share-based awards are measured; (2) the method used to arrive at the measurement date; (3) accounting for share-based awards with performance conditions; and (4) the classification reassessment of share-base awards in certain situations. The new guidance will be effective for us at the beginning of fiscal year 2019.  Early adoption is permitted.

 

The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company will adopt this new standard on January 1, 2019.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements 

 

Valuation of Business Combinations and Acquisition of Intangible Assets

The Company records intangible assets acquired in business combinations and acquisitions of intangible assets under the purchase method of accounting. The Company accounts for acquisitions in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Amounts paid for each acquisition are allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the dates of acquisition. The Company then allocates the purchase price in excess of the fair value of the net tangible assets acquired to identifiable intangible assets, including purchased intangibles based on detailed valuations that use information and assumptions provided by management. The Company allocates any excess purchase price over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired to goodwill. In some cases, the Company may use outside advisors to assist with determining the fair value of assets and liabilities acquired.

Business Combinations

The Company uses its best estimates and assumptions to accurately assign fair value to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date. The Company’s estimates are inherently uncertain and subject to refinement. During the measurement period, which may be up to one year from the acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the fair value of these tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. In addition, uncertain tax positions and tax-related valuation allowances are initially established in connection with a business combination as of the acquisition date. The Company continues to collect information and reevaluates these estimates and assumptions quarterly and records any adjustments to the Company’s preliminary estimates to goodwill provided that the Company is within the measurement period. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the fair value of assets acquired or liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to the Company’s statements of operations.

 

NOTE 2– LEASE COMMITMENTS

On January 15, 2018, the Company relocated and leased office and warehouse space in Savannah, Georgia from Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC, for a term of five years at a total cost for the five years of $968,364. The Company has negotiated a settlement of its prior lease agreements or has sub-leased the property.

In July 2018, Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC lease transferred to 2G Realty, LLC in which Sean Geng holds a 50% ownership in 2G Realty, LLC. The terms of the rent did not change in the transfer and represent the fair market value for the leased property. The terms of the transferred lease were essentially identical to the existing lease, but the lease was extended to run for six years at a total cost of $1,209,749.

 

Future minimum lease payments consist of the following:

 

Year   Annual
  2019     $ 187,416
  2020     $ 193,031
  2021     $ 198,824
  2022     $ 204,786
  2023     $ 210,927
  Thereafter     $ 108,365
  TOTAL     $ 1,103,349

 

NOTE 3– CAPITAL STOCK

 

The Company's authorized capital is 380,000,000 common shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share.

 

As of December 31, 2017, the Company has not granted any stock options. During 2017, the Company issued 18,999,601 shares of common stock to the holders of Smoke Cartel, 150,000 shares of common stock in satisfaction of a note payable, and 50,000 shares in conjunction with the Early Bird acquisition.

In March 2018, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock to Trillium Partners LLP at a unit price of $1.00 per share.

In April 2018, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock to Haris Tajyar as part of a consulting agreement with Investor Relations Partners in exchange for $75,000 of investor relations services.

In September 2018, the Company granted 75,000 warrants to Trillium Partners LLP, with an exercise price of $1.00 per common share. These warrants were in exchange for services rendered and were valued using the Black-Scholes model. The fair value of the warrants was estimated to be $36,853 and were recorded as operating expenses. The warrants expire after twelve months. As of December 31, 2018 none of the warrants were exercised.

During the third quarter of 2018, the Company issued 1,410,145 shares of common stock related to the asset purchase of Roll Uh Bowl from KushCo Holdings, Inc. as part of an Asset Purchase Agreement. The valuation of this acquisition, including a discount for the lack of marketability of that volume of shares, was approximately $1.2M.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company issued 86,340 shares of common stock to 246 shareholders under a crowd funding stock offering at an offering price of $1.50 per share.

Also, during the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company issued 90,000 shares of common stock to Tangiers Global LLC as commitment fees related to entering into an Investment Agreement, Registration Rights Agreement and Convertible Debt Agreement.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 4 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

In August 2016, the Company borrowed $150,000 from a related party as evidenced by a promissory note. On August 14, 2017, the Company issued 150,000 shares of its common stock to the related party in full payment and satisfaction of the promissory note.

 

In July 2018, Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC lease transferred to 2G Realty, LLC in which Sean Geng holds a 50% ownership in 2G Realty, LLC. The terms of the rent did not change in the transfer and represent the fair market value for the leased property. The Company made $106,400 in rent payments to 2G Realty, LLC during 2018.

In June 2018 the Company made a payment of $25,000 to PacificShore Ventures, Inc., a shareholder of the Company, as a placement fee for the $500,000 loan from a third-party lender.

During 2018, Mr. Charles Bowen was named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Bowen has represented the Company since its inception as its general corporate attorney. He will continue to represent the Company, but only for minor legal issues. Mr. Bowen has not had any material direct or indirect interest in any of the Company’s transactions or proposed transactions over the last two years. The Company plans to compensate its directors but has not yet determined the amount and type of consideration at the present time. During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company made $38,625 in payments to the Bowen Law Group for various legal services.

 

NOTE 5 – LOANS PAYABLE

 

Loans payable consist of the following:

 

    December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
         
Installment loan payable with interest at 5.1%; monthly payments of $257; due April, 2023; collateralized by a vehicle   $ 11,744     $ 14,364
Installment loan payable with interest at 12.99%; monthly payments of $13,396; due December 2018; personally, guaranteed by a shareholder     —         150,000
Installment loan payable with interest at 28.95%; weekly payments of $6,346.15; due June 2020; personally, guaranteed by a shareholder     379,826       —  
Convertible debt with interest at 10%; due seven months from date of issuance; convertible at a fixed conversion price of $1.40 per share of common stock; net of a debt discount for the beneficial conversion feature of $50,714, of which $7,990 was amortized to amortization of loan costs during the year ended December 31, 2018.     267,276       —  
      658,846       164,364
Less: current portion     (413,278 )     (146,435)
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs     (153,210 )     (5,985)
Long-term portion of notes payable   $ 92,358     $ 11,944

 

Future maturities of outstanding notes payable consist of the following:

Year   Principal Repayments   Amortization of Loan Costs and Debt Discount   Annual
2019     $ 566,926     $ (153,648 )   $ 413,278
2020       128,117       (25,041 )     103,076
2021       2,811       (17,244 )     (14,433)
2022       2,954               2,954
2023       762               762
TOTAL     $ 701,570     $ (195,933 )   $ 505,637

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 6 – INCOME TAXES

Prior to the acquisition on July 14, 2017, Smoke Cartel operated as a D.B.A. of Thread Cartel LLC. As an LLC, tax liabilities through July 14, 2017 passed through to the members of Thread Cartel LLC. The provision for income taxes from the period July 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017 is based on the pre-tax income generated by the Company during that period.

The Company accounts for income taxes under standards issued by the FASB. Under those standards, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for future tax benefits or consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled.

A valuation allowance is provided for the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities due to the uncertainty about whether the benefit from these assets and the obligation for the liabilities will be realized in the future because of the company’s doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management monitors the Company’s ability to utilize operating losses prior to expiration. Changes resulting from management’s assessment will result in impacts to deferred tax assets and the corresponding impacts on the effective income tax rate. Valuation allowances were recorded to reduce deferred tax assets and liabilities to an amount that will, more likely than not, be realized in the future.

The components of the provision (benefit) for income taxes is as follows:

    For the year ended December 31, 2018   July 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017
         
Current:              
Federal   $ (362,284 )   $ 85,833
State     (69,006 )     16,789
      (431,290 )     102,622
Deferred     22,100       3,692
      (409,190 )     106,314
Less: Valuation allowance     405,498       —  
Total   $ (3,692 )   $ 106,314

The Company included $19,940 of interest and penalties from prior year tax obligations in other income / (expense) for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

A reconciliation of the provision for income taxes compared to statutory rates is as follows:

    For the year ended December 31, 2018   July 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017
    Amount   %   Amount   %
Federal (benefit) provision at statutory rates     (357,147 )     (21.0 )%     96,170       33.3%
State (benefit) provision, net of federal benefit     (68,028 )     (4.0 )%     11,564       4.0%
Other     15,985       0.9 %     (1,420 )     -0.5%
Valuation allowance     405,498       23.9 %     —         —  
                               
Total     (3,692 )     0.2 %     106,314       36.8%

 

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Act was signed into law, a significant modification of existing U.S. federal tax legislation, which reduced our U.S. federal tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018. Our accounting for the income tax effects of the new tax legislation is included in our provision.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

Components of deferred taxes are:

    December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
         
Deferred tax assets:              
   Tax benefit from net operating losses   $ 431,290     $ —  
   Less:  valuation allowance     (431,290 )     —  
Net deferred tax asset   $ —       $ —  
               
Deferred tax liabilities:              
   Depreciation timing differences   $ 25,792     $ 3,692
   Less: valuation allowance     (25,792 )     —  
Net deferred tax liability   $ —       $ 3,692

 

Management assesses the available positive and negative evidence to estimate whether sufficient future taxable income will be generated to permit use of the existing deferred tax assets and liabilities. A significant piece of objective negative evidence evaluated was the cumulative loss incurred over the three-year period ended December 31, 2018. Such objective evidence limits the ability to consider other subjective evidence, such as our projections for future growth. On the basis of this evaluation, as of December 31, 2018, a full valuation allowance of $405,498 has been recorded on net deferred tax assets which are more likely than not to be realized. The amount of the deferred tax assets and liabilities considered realizable, however, could be adjusted if estimates of future taxable income during the carryforward period are reduced or increased or if objective negative evidence in the form of cumulative losses is no longer present and additional weight is given to subjective evidence such as our projections for growth. The Company has $1,697,008 of operating loss carryforwards. The Tax Cuts and Job Acts legislation limits the usage of the operating loss carryforwards in any future period to an offset of 80% of taxable income. The operating loss carryforwards have an indefinite carryforward period.

Note 7 - Goodwill and Acquired Intangible Assets

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:

 

    2018   2017
Beginning balance   $ 71,898     $ —  
Acquisition of ErrlyBird assets     —         71,898
Acquisition of KushCo assets.     766,801       —  
Measurement period adjustments – ErrlyBird assets     (35,525 )     —  
Ending balance   $ 803,174     $ 71,898

 

Acquired intangible assets that are subject to amortization consisted of the following as of December 31, 2018 and 2017:

 

    December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
      Gross Carrying Amount       Accumulated Amortization       Net Carrying Amount       Gross Carrying Amount       Accumulated Amortization       Net Carrying Amount
Acquired Artwork (1)   $ 22,779     $ (22,779 )   $ —       $ 22,779     $ —       $ 22,779
Customer Relationships (2)     113,820       (2,586 )     111,234       —         —         —  
Advertising Agreements (3)     29,710       (7,428 )     22,282       —         —         —  
Subtotal – Definite-lived intangible assets     166,309       (32,793 )     133,516       22,779       —         22,779
Trademarks and trade names     50,900       —         50,900       —         —         —  
Domain names on online shop sites     48,742       —         48,742       —         —         —  
Subtotal – Indefinite-lived intangible assets     99,642       —         99,642       —         —         —  
Total   $ 265,951     $ (32,793 )   $ 233,158     $ 22,779     $ —       $ 22,779

(1)      Estimated useful life of acquired artwork – 12 months.

(2)      Estimated useful life of customer relationships – 132 months.

(3)      Estimated useful life of advertising agreements – 12 months.

 

The Company expects to recognize amortization expense of $32,630 in 2019, and $10,347 in each of the years 2020 to 2029.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

NOTE 8– ACQUISITIONS

On September 21, 2018, Smoke Cartel, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Kushco Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Seller”). The transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement closed on September 21, 2018 (the “Closing Date”). On the Closing Date, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company acquired all the assets (the “Assets”) and assumed none of the liabilities related to Seller and its line of business. The Assets the Company purchased from Seller included:

1) Inventory of products as described in the Purchase Agreement;
2) All machinery, tools, jigs, supplies, consumables, molds and the designs of such molds held by third party manufacturers on behalf of Seller with respect to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement;
3) Certain intellectual property as listed in the Purchase Agreement;
4) Goodwill of the business conducted by Seller; and
5) Copies of all customer lists, supplier lists, quality control records, customer complaint records and sales materials and records relating to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement.

The Company intends to strategically use the assets acquired to increase its impact in the smoke accessories market.

In exchange for the purchased interests, the Company issued 1,410,145 shares of the Company’s common stock to the Seller. In accordance with ASC 805 the Company recorded the following transactions.

 

Shares issued, per agreement     1,410,145
Fair value per share issued on transaction date (rounded)   $ 0.85
Fair value of acquisition   $ 1,202,146

The assets acquired included:

Inventory   $ 192,173
Existing customer relationships     113,820
Advertising agreement     29,710
Trademark / Tradename     50,900
Domain names and online store     48,742
       Identifiable tangible and intangible assets     435,345
Goodwill     766,801
Fair value of acquisition   $ 1,202,146

 

The advertising agreement is being amortized over 12 months. The existing customer relationships are being amortized over 132 months.

 

The Company determined that the acquisition resulted in the recognition of goodwill primarily because of synergies from combining operations.

 

On November 6, 2017, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Early Bird Distribution, LLC, a privately held limited liability company incorporated under the laws of California (“Early Bird”), and the members of Early Bird. As a result of the transaction, Early Bird became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The total consideration paid was $196,207 and consisted of the following in accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement:

1) The Company agreed to pay the minority member of Early Bird $60,000, payable with an initial deposit of $10,000 within 5 days of execution and the balance due at closing;
2) The Company agreed to issue to the majority member of Early Bird, Robert Ingram, 50,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at $50,000; and
3) The Company agreed to purchase $86,207 of inventory of Early Bird, payable to the majority member, at original cost within one year from closing.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements

 

Each of the Company, Early Bird and the shareholders of Early Bird provided customary representations and warranties, pre-closing covenants and closing conditions in the Agreement.

Further under the Agreement, the Company agreed to enter into an employment agreement with Robert Ingram to serve as Director of Product Development. The agreement grants Mr. Ingram an annual base salary of $72,000, cash and equity bonuses upon the achievement of milestones, health and benefits and severance for termination without cause. In connection with the Purchase Agreement, Mr. Ingram agreed to certain restrictive covenants including certain non-compete and non-solicitation provisions under a business protection agreement that he signed with the Company.

Management believe that the acquisition of Early Bird Distribution is a strategy to increase its market share in wholesale customers.

The acquisition consideration is as follows:

Cash   $ 60,000
Payable for inventory acquired     86,207
Fair value of Smoke Cartel, Inc. Common Stock     50,000
    $ 196,207

 

The fair value of consideration is allocated as follows:

Inventory   $ 86,207
Molds     17,300
Artwork     22,779
Net liabilities assumed     (1,977)
Goodwill recognized     71,898
    $ 196,207

Intangible assets (Artwork) is being amortized over its expected useful life of 1 year.

During 2018, the Payable for inventory acquired was adjusted downward by $35,525 to reflect the amount of inventory that the Company agreed to pay for in the transaction. A corresponding reduction in Goodwill was also recorded.

NOTE 9 - REGULATION CF OFFERING

On August, 8, 2018, the Company filed a Form C with the SEC to conduct a Regulation CF Offering. The Crowdfunding offering was conducted through the intermediary portal, StartEngine.com.

Smoke Cartel conducted the offering pursuant to Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act and offered stock in the Company at $1.50 per share. The maximum offering was 713,330 shares of common stock valued at $1,069,995.00 and the minimum offering is 6,666 shares valued at $9,999. The minimum investor price per investor was $100.50 and the maximum per investor was $102,000. The offering was available for 90 days and ended on November 6, 2018.

The Company issued 86,340 shares of its common stock through StartEngine based on the funds received from over 200 qualified investors by the end of December 31, 2018.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.
Notes to Financial Statements  

NOTE 10 - FIXED FUNDING COMMITMENT

On November 13, 2018, the Company entered an investment agreement with Tangiers Global, LLC or a Fixed Funding Commitment which will provide the Company with an equity investment of up to $5 million. The term of the agreement is for a period of up to 36 months. The Company may deliver a put notice to Tangiers with the number of shares of Common Stock it intends to sell, the maximum of which per notice must be no more than 200% of the average daily trading volume of the Company’s Common Stock for the prior ten consecutive trading days. The minimum put amount is $10,000 and the such amount must not exceed an accumulative amount of $350,000. The purchase price per share to be paid by Tangiers will be 85% of the lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the 5 trading days including and immediately following the date of the put notice. The funding is contingent upon the Company filing an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and having the Commission deem the registration effective. Concurrent with execution of the investment agreement, the Company also entered into a bridge loan facility with a face value of up to $610,000, with an initial principal amount of $160,000 pursuant to which it issued a 10% fixed price convertible promissory note to Tangiers. Proceeds of both the bridge loan and equity facilities may be used for working capital purposes and to pursue other strategic opportunities.

 

On December 20, 2018, the Company received a second round of debt funding of $150,000 under the loan facility that was used to continue to fund working capital. Tangiers also received as part of these arrangements, 90,000 shares of common stock as commitment fees for entering into the relationship (35,000 shares) and for each borrowing tranche (27,500 per tranche) provided under the loan facility. The market value of these awards of common stock are classified as deferred financing costs and are offset against the outstanding debt amounts. The original amount recorded was $148,875, of which $13,160 has been recorded as interest expense during 2018.

 

The conversion feature of the convertible debt is at a fixed conversion price of $1.40 per share. If the convertible notes are not retired on or before their maturity date, Tangiers has the right, at its sole option, to convert whole or in part the outstanding and unpaid principal amount into shares of Common Stock at the lower of (a) the conversion price of $1.40 per share or (b) 65% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s Common Stock during the 15 consecutive trading days prior to the date the Holder elects to convert. The intrinsic value of the convertible debt has been recorded as a beneficial conversion feature and included as a component of additional paid in capital, with a corresponding decrease in the outstanding debt at the time of issuance. The beneficial conversion feature was valued at $50,714. Subsequent to the issue date, the value of the debt has been accreted by $7,990 which was recorded as interest expense during 2018.

 

NOTE 11 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

In March 2019, the Company received a third round of debt funding of $75,000 under the loan facility from Tangiers Global LLC. Along with this tranche of funding, the Company issued an additional 13,750 shares of common stock to Tangiers. The fair value of the common stock will be recorded as deferred financing costs and offset against the outstanding debt amounts.

 

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Balance Sheets

as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

ASSETS  

March 31, 2019

(unaudited)

  December 31, 2018
Current assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 68,584     $ 140,093
Inventories     601,266       675,707
Other assets     45,711       44,968
Total current assets     715,561       860,768
Fixed assets, net     104,243       114,187
Operating lease right-of-use assets     832,227       —  
Intangible assets, net     223,144       233,158
Goodwill     803,174       803,174
Total assets   $ 2,678,349     $ 2,011,287
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY              
Current liabilities              
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 296,005     $ 202,427
Income tax payable     136,847       122,562
Current portion of operating lease liabilities     120,585       —  
Current portion of loans payable     526,874       413,278
Total current liabilities     1,080,311       738,267
Loans payable, net of current portion     58,064       92,358
Deferred rent     —         9,604
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion     724,449       —  
Total liabilities     1,862,824       840,229
Commitments (Note 2)              
Stockholders' equity
Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 380,000,000 shares authorized; 21,950,241 and 21,936,491 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
    2,196       2,194
Additional paid-in capital     1,939,369       1,927,615
Accumulated deficit     (1,126,040 )     (758,751)
Total stockholders' equity     815,525       1,171,058
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,678,349     $ 2,011,287

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

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Smoke Cartel, Inc. 

Statements of Operations  

For the Three-Month Periods Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

    Three Months Ended March 31
   

2019

(unaudited)

 

2018

(unaudited)

Revenues   $ 485,700     $ 1,202,421
Cost of revenues     118,654       522,335
Gross profit     367,046       680,086
Operating expenses              
General and administrative expenses     118,426       219,716
Advertising and promotion     40,102       133,565
Payroll and related expenses     226,674       398,241
Shipping expenses     81,624       166,536
Professional fees     101,596       95,206
Rent Expense     —         73,039
Lease Cost     49,715       —  
Total operating expenses     618,137       1,086,303
Loss from operations     (251,091 )     (406,217)
Other income (expenses)              
Interest expense     (101,042 )     —  
Other expense/income     (15,156 )     (5,992)
Loss before income taxes     (367,289 )     (412,209)
Income tax benefit     —         95,735
Net Loss   $ (367,289 )   $ (316,474)
               
               
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     21,939,088       20,220,839
Basic and diluted loss per share   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.02

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

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Smoke Cartel, Inc. 

Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three-Month Periods Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

   

     

2019

(unaudited)

     

2018

(unaudited)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities              
Net loss   $ (367,289 )   $ (316,474)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:              
    Depreciation and amortization     15,958       7,330
    Deferred taxes     —         (95,735)
    Deferred financing costs     47,309       1,496
    Loss on sale of fixed assets     1,500       —  
    Amortization of operating lease right-of-use asset     31,053       —  
    Accretion of beneficial conversion feature of convertible debt     21,735       —  
Changes in assets and liabilities              
Accounts receivable     —         (18,533)
Inventories     74,441       (16,499)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (743 )     (32,910)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     107,864       81,715
    Operating lease liabilities     (27,851 )     —  
        Net cash used in operating activities     (96,023 )     (389,610)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities              
Fixed asset additions     —         (87,574)
   Sale of fixed assets     2,500       —  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     2,500       (87,574)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities              
    Stockholder contributions     —         75,000
    Proceeds from notes payable     75,000       —  
    Payments on notes payable     (52,986 )     (36,292)
Net cash provided by financing activities     22,014       38,708
Net decrease in cash     (71,509 )     (438,476)
Cash, beginning of period     140,093       661,131
Cash, end of period   $ 68,584     $ 222,655
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
             
    Cash paid for interest   $ 23,935     $ 4,668
    Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities   $ 863,280     $ —  
    Non-cash investing and financing transactions              
          Financing of debt issuance costs   $ 11,756     $ —  

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

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Smoke Cartel, Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements

   

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Organization and Change of Business

 

Lemont Inc. (“Lemont”) was formed on August 15, 2014 and was engaged in the business of investment activities of spot gold and silver trading. On July 14, 2017, Lemont entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Thread Cartel LLC., a privately held limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Georgia (“Smoke Cartel”), and the members of Smoke Cartel. As a result of the transaction (the “Exchange”), Smoke Cartel became our wholly owned subsidiary. In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, at the closing an aggregate of 18,999,601 shares of our common stock were issued to the holders of Smoke Cartel in exchange for their membership interests of Smoke Cartel.

 

For accounting purposes, this is a reverse acquisition with Smoke Cartel (the “Company”) being the accounting acquirer of Lemont. For legal purposes, Lemont issued shares to the Smoke Cartel shareholders followed by a merger and recapitalization of Lemont.

 

Also, on July 14, 2017, we entered into an Agreement of Conveyance, Transfer and Assignment of Assets and Assumption of Obligations (the “Conveyance Agreement”) with a company controlled by our prior officer and director, Wanjun Xie. Pursuant to the Conveyance Agreement, we transferred all assets and business operations associated with spot gold and silver trading to Mr. Xie’s company. In exchange, Mr. Xie agreed to cancel 323,300 shares in our company and to assume and cancel all liabilities relating to our former business. As a result of the Purchase Agreement and Conveyance Agreement, we were no longer pursuing our former business plan. Under the direction of our newly appointed officers and directors, we are now an online retailer in the smoking accessories business. Effective August 29, 2017, the Company’s name and trading symbol was changed to Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC).

 

The Company has established a fiscal year end of December 31.

 

Basis of Presentation and Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

  

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) on the basis that the Company will continue as a going concern, which assumes that the Company will be able to realize its assets and meet its obligations and continue its operations for a period of one year from the financial statement issuance date. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, the Company had a net loss. The Company also has an accumulated deficit. Further losses are expected as the Company continues to experience slower than expected revenue growth along with negative cash flow from operations and ongoing debt obligations. These factors raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the financial statement issuance date. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company generating profitable operations in the future and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet its obligations and repay its liabilities when they come due from normal business operations. Management intends to finance operating costs over the next twelve months with loans and additional private placement of common stock. Management has also put in place changes to business operations that will help it move towards profitability. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from our existing shareholders and our ability to obtain necessary equity financing to continue toward funding our operations. These financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

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Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and Equivalents

 

Cash and equivalents include investments with initial maturities of three months or less.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments and related items, which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk, are cash and cash equivalents. The Company places its cash and temporary cash investments with high quality financial institutions. At times, such investments may be in excess of FDIC insurance limits.

Inventories

The Company’s inventories consist primarily of merchandise for sale and packaging materials and are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined using the first-in, first-out methodology. The Company establishes inventory reserves when conditions exist that suggest that our inventory may be in excess of anticipated demand or is obsolete. When recorded, our reserves are intended to reduce the carrying value of our inventory to its net realizable value. We record provisions for excess or obsolete inventory as cost of sales.

 

The Company records inbound shipping costs to cost of revenues when inventory is sold. Outbound shipping costs are recorded as a separate operating expense.

 

Property and Equipment

Property and equipment purchases are recorded at cost and depreciated or amortized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the asset. The estimated useful life by asset description is noted in the following table:

Asset Description   Estimated Useful life (Years)
Furniture and Equipment   3-5
Leasehold Improvement   Term or lease or 3-5 whichever is shorter
Vehicles   5

Additions are capitalized, and maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Gains and losses on dispositions of equipment are reflected in other income. 

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Fixed assets consist of the following at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

    March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Furniture and Equipment   $ 22,300     $ 22,300
Vehicles     25,901       35,250
Leasehold Improvements     107,573       107,573
Accumulated Depreciation     (51,531 )     (50,936
Net Fixed Assets   $ 104,243     $ 114,187

Depreciation expense totaled $5,944 and $1,635 for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Lessee Leases

The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As our lease contract does not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on information available at the commencement date in determining the present value of the lease payments.

The Company’s operating leases may include an option to extend the lease. The specific terms and conditions of any extension options may vary from lease to lease, but would be consistent with standard industry practices in each area that the Company operates. The Company reviews each of its lease options at a time required by the terms of the lease contract, and notifies the lessor if it chooses to exercise the lease renewal option. Until the Company is reasonably certain that it will extend the lease contract, the renewal option periods will not be recognized as right-of-use assets or lease liabilities.

Revenue Recognition

Net sales consist primarily of revenue from sale of merchandise and accessories. Revenue is measured based on the amount of consideration that we expect to receive, reduced by estimates of return allowances, promotional discounts, and rebates. Revenue also excludes any amounts collected on behalf of third parties, including sales and indirect taxes. In arrangements where we have multiple performance obligations, the transaction price is allocated to each performance obligation using the relative stand-alone selling price. We generally determine stand-alone selling prices based on the prices charged to customers or using expected cost plus a margin. We offer consumer products through our online sales sites. Revenue is recognized when control of the goods is transferred to the customer, which generally occurs upon our delivery to the carrier or the customer. Product is considered delivered to the customer once it has been shipped and title, risk of loss and rewards of ownership have been transferred. For most of the Company’s product sales, these criteria are met at the time the product is shipped. For online sales to individuals, for some and for certain other sales, the Company defers revenue until the customer receives the product because the Company retains a portion of the risk of loss on these sales during transit.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company measures its financial assets and liabilities in accordance with GAAP. For certain of our financial instruments, including cash, accounts payable, and the short-term portion of long-term debt, the carrying amounts approximate fair value due to their short maturities.

Stock Based Compensation

 

The Company follows ASC 718-10, Stock Compensation, which addresses the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services, with a primary focus on transactions in which an entity obtains employee services in share-based payment transactions. ASC 718-10 requires measurement of the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions).

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Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share amounts are calculated based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period. Diluted earnings per share is based on the weighted average numbers of shares of common stock outstanding for the periods. There are no potentially dilutive shares outstanding at March 31, 2019 and 2018.  

Impairment Assessment

 

The Company evaluates intangible assets and long-lived assets for possible impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. This includes but is not limited to significant adverse changes in business climate, market conditions, or other events that indicate an asset's carrying amount may not be recoverable. Recoverability of these assets is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of each asset to the future undiscounted cash flows the asset is expected to generate. If the undiscounted cash flows used in the test for recoverability are less than the carrying amount of these assets, the carrying amount of such assets is reduced to fair value. The Company evaluates and tests the recoverability of its goodwill for impairment at least annually during its fourth quarter of each year or more often if and when circumstances indicate that goodwill may not be recoverable. There was no impairment of intangible assets, long-lived assets or goodwill during the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 .

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under standards issued by the FASB. Under those standards, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for future tax benefits or consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. A valuation allowance is provided for significant deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that such assets will not be realized through future operations.

 

Prior to the acquisition on July 14, 2017, Smoke Cartel operated as a D.B.A. of Thread Cartel LLC. As an LLC, tax liabilities through July 14, 2017 passed through to the members of Thread Cartel LLC.

We establish assets and liabilities for uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns, using a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold. We include in income tax expense any interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions. As of March 31, 2019, there were no material unrecognized tax benefits. The Company’s major tax jurisdiction is the United States. The Company is no longer subject to tax examinations by tax authorities in the United States for tax years prior to 2015.

Recently Adopted Authoritative Guidance

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The FASB amended lease accounting requirements to begin recording assets and liabilities arising from most leases on the balance sheet. The new guidance also requires significant additional disclosures about the amount and timing of cash flows from leases. The Company adopted this new guidance on January 1, 2019. In July 2018, the FASB issued amendments in ASU 2018-11, which provide a transition election to not restate comparative periods for the effects of applying the new standard. This transition election permits entities to change the date of initial application to the beginning of the year of adoption and to recognize the effects of applying the new standard as a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The Company has elected this transition approach as well as elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which will allow the Company to carry forward the historical lease classification of contracts entered into prior to January 1, 2019. As a result of electing the package of practical expedients described above, existing leases and related initial direct costs have not been reassessed prior to the effective date, and therefore, adoption of the lease standard did not have any impact on the Company’s previously reported financial statements.

The Company also elected the following practical expedient: (i) leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded in the Balance Sheets, and the associated lease payments are recognized in the Statements of Operations on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

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The Company’s adoption of the new standard impacted the Balance Sheets at the beginning of the period of adoption as follows:

    January 1, 2019
      Pre-ASC 842 Balances       ASC 842 Adoption Impact       Post-ASC 842 Balances
Operating lease right-of-use assets   $ —       $ 863,280     $ 863,280
Operating lease liabilities - current     —         116,586       116,586
Operating lease liabilities – long-term     —         756,298       756,298
Deferred rent liability (1)     9,604       (9,604 )     —  

(1) Adjustment represents the reclassification of deferred rent to reduce the operating lease right-of-use assets.

Adoption of the standard did not have an impact on the Company’s stockholders’ equity, statements of operations and statements of cash flows as of January 1, 2019.

In June 2018, the FASB issued updated  ASU 2018-07 – Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718)  on accounting for nonemployee share-based award payments granted to acquire goods and services to be used or consumed in the grantor’s own operations. This guidance does not apply in the case that the share-based payment was made to provide financing to the issuer, or in the case that the awards are made in conjunction with selling goods and services to customers under a contract accounted for under Topic 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The stated objectives of this update are part of FASB’s simplification initiative, and provisions affecting publicly held companies include simplifying (1) the method that nonemployee share-based awards are measured; (2) the method used to arrive at the measurement date; (3) accounting for share-based awards with performance conditions; and (4) the classification reassessment of share-based awards in certain situations. The Company adopted this new standard on January 1, 2019, with no impact to our results of operations. 

Valuation of Business Combinations and Acquisition of Intangible Assets

 

The Company records intangible assets acquired in business combinations and acquisitions of intangible assets under the purchase method of accounting. The Company accounts for acquisitions in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Amounts paid for each acquisition are allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the dates of acquisition. The Company then allocates the purchase price in excess of the fair value of the net tangible assets acquired to identifiable intangible assets, including purchased intangibles based on detailed valuations that use information and assumptions provided by management. The Company allocates any excess purchase price over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired to goodwill. In some cases, the Company may use outside advisors to assist with determining the fair value of assets and liabilities acquired.

 

Business Combinations

 

The Company uses its best estimates and assumptions to accurately assign fair value to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date. The Company’s estimates are inherently uncertain and subject to refinement. During the measurement period, which may be up to one year from the acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the fair value of these tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. In addition, uncertain tax positions and tax-related valuation allowances are initially established in connection with a business combination as of the acquisition date. The Company continues to collect information and reevaluates these estimates and assumptions quarterly and records any adjustments to the Company’s preliminary estimates to goodwill provided that the Company is within the measurement period. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the fair value of assets acquired or liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to the Company’s statements of operations.

 

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NOTE 2 - Lessee leases

 

On January 15, 2018, the Company relocated and leased office and warehouse space in Savannah, Georgia from Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC, for a term of five years at a total cost for the five years of $968,364. In July 2018, Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC lease transferred to 2G Realty, LLC in which Sean Geng holds a 50% ownership in 2G Realty, LLC. The terms of the rent did not change in the transfer and represent the fair market value for the leased property. The terms of the transferred lease were essentially identical to the existing lease, but the lease was extended to run for six years at a total cost of $1,209,749.

 

The maturity schedule of future minimum lease payments under operating leases and the reconciliation to the operating lease liabilities on the balance sheets was as follows:

 

    March 31, 2019
Remaining nine months of 2019     $ 140,904
2020       193,031
2021       198,824
2022       204,786
2023       210,927
Thereafter       108,365
    Total operating lease payments     $ 1,056,837
Present value adjustment       (211,803
    Total operating lease liabilities (1)     $ 845,034

 

(1) Amount consists of a current and long-term portion of operating lease liabilities of $120,585 and $724,449, respectively.

 

Prior to the adoption of the new lease accounting standard, the maturity schedule of future minimum lease payments under operating leases was as follows:

 

    December 31, 2018
2019     $ 187,416
2020     $ 193,031
2021     $ 198,824
2022     $ 204,786
2023     $ 210,927
Thereafter     $ 108,365
     Total minimum future lease payments     $ 1,103,349

 

Operating lease costs were $49,715 for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

The following table summarized other information related to the Company’s operating leases for the three months ended March 31, 2019:

 

    Three months ended March 31, 2019
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new lease liabilities   $ 863,280
       
Weighted-average remaining lease term, years     5.25
Weighted-average discount rate, %     8.8%

 

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NOTE 3– CAPITAL STOCK

 

The Company's authorized capital is 380,000,000 common shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share.

 

As of December 31, 2017, the Company has not granted any stock options. During 2017, the Company issued 18,999,601 shares of common stock to the holders of Smoke Cartel, 150,000 shares of common stock in satisfaction of a note payable, and 50,000 shares in conjunction with the Early Bird acquisition.

 

In March 2018, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock to Trillium Partners LLP at a unit price of $1.00 per share.

 

In April 2018, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock to Haris Tajyar as part of a consulting agreement with Investor Relations Partners in exchange for $75,000 of investor relations services.

 

In September 2018, the Company granted 75,000 warrants to Trillium Partners LLP, with an exercise price of $1.00 per common share. These warrants were in exchange for services rendered and were valued using the Black-Scholes model. The fair value of the warrants was estimated to be $36,853 and were recorded as operating expenses. The warrants expire after twelve months. As of March 31, 2019 none of the warrants were exercised.

 

During the third quarter of 2018, the Company issued 1,410,145 shares of common stock related to the asset purchase of Roll Uh Bowl from KushCo Holdings, Inc. as part of an Asset Purchase Agreement. The valuation of this acquisition, including a discount for the lack of marketability of that volume of shares, was approximately $1.2M.

 

During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company issued 86,340 shares of common stock to 246 shareholders under a crowd funding stock offering at an offering price of $1.50 per share.

 

Also, during the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company issued 90,000 shares of common stock to Tangiers Global LLC as commitment fees related to entering into an Investment Agreement, Registration Rights Agreement and Convertible Debt Agreement.

 

On March 14, 2019, the Company issued 13,750 shares of common stock to Tangiers Global LLC as an additional commitment fee related to funding received under the existing Convertible Debt Agreement.

 

NOTE 4 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

In July 2018, Hendricks Commercial Properties, LLC lease transferred to 2G Realty, LLC in which Sean Geng holds a 50% ownership in 2G Realty, LLC. The terms of the rent did not change in the transfer and represent the fair market value for the leased property. The Company made $106,400 in rent payments to 2G Realty, LLC during 2018. The Company made payments of $46,112 and $9,200 for rent payments and reimbursements for taxes and other operating expenses, respectively, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

 

In June 2018 the Company made a payment of $25,000 to PacificShore Ventures, Inc., a shareholder of the Company, as a placement fee for the $500,000 loan from a third-party lender.

 

During 2018, Mr. Charles Bowen was named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Bowen has represented the Company since its inception as its general corporate attorney. He will continue to represent the Company, but only for minor legal issues. Mr. Bowen has not had any material direct or indirect interest in any of the Company’s transactions or proposed transactions over the last two years. The Company plans to compensate its directors but has not yet determined the amount and type of consideration at the present time. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, the Company incurred $2,291 in legal fees with the Bowen Law Group for various legal services.

 

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NOTE 5 – LOANS PAYABLE

 

Loans payable consist of the following:

 

   

March 31, 2019

  December 31, 2018
         
Installment loan payable with interest at 5.1%; monthly payments of $257; due April, 2023; collateralized by a vehicle   $ 11,120     $ 11,744

 

Installment loan payable with interest at 28.95%; weekly payments of $6,346.15; due June 2020; personally, guaranteed by a shareholder

    327,464       379,826

 

Convertible debt with interest at 10%; due seven months from date of issuance; convertible at a fixed conversion price of $1.40 per share of common stock; net of a debt discount for the beneficial conversion feature of $50,714, of which $21,735 and $7,990 was amortized to amortization of loan costs during the three-month period and year ended March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

    364,011       267,276
      702,595       658,846
Less: current portion     (526,874 )     (413,278)
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs     (117,657 )     (153,210)
Long-term portion of notes payable   $ 58,064     $ 92,358

 

Future maturities of outstanding notes payable consist of the following:

 

Year   Principal Repayments   Amortization of Loan Costs and Debt Discount   Annual
2019   $ 588,940     $ (101,568 )   $ 487,372
2020     128,117       (19,833 )     108,284
2021     2,810       (17,244 )     (14,434)
2022     2,954               2,954
2023     762               762
TOTAL   $ 723,583     $ (138,645 )   $ 584,938

 

NOTE 6 – INCOME TAXES

 

Prior to the acquisition on July 14, 2017, Smoke Cartel operated as a D.B.A. of Thread Cartel LLC. As an LLC, tax liabilities through July 14, 2017 passed through to the members of Thread Cartel LLC. The provision for income taxes from the period July 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017 is based on the pre-tax income generated by the Company during that period.

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under standards issued by the FASB. Under those standards, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for future tax benefits or consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled.

 

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A valuation allowance is provided for the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities due to the uncertainty about whether the benefit from these assets and the obligation for the liabilities will be realized in the future because of the company’s doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management monitors the Company’s ability to utilize operating losses prior to expiration. Changes resulting from management’s assessment will result in impacts to deferred tax assets and the corresponding impacts on the effective income tax rate. Valuation allowances were recorded to reduce deferred tax assets and liabilities to an amount that will, more likely than not, be realized in the future.

 

The components of the provision (benefit) for income taxes is as follows:

 

   

For the three-month period ended

March 31, 2019

 

For the three-month period ended

March 31, 2018

         
Current:              
Federal   $ —       $ —  
State      —          —  
      —         —  
Deferred     (131,185 )     (95,735)
               
Less: Valuation allowance     131,185       —  
Total   $ —       $ (95,735)

 

A reconciliation of the provision for income taxes compared to statutory rates is as follows:

 

   

 

For the three-month period ended

March 31, 2019

 

For the three-month period ended

March 31, 2018

    Amount   %   Amount   %
Federal (benefit) provision at statutory rates     (73,891 )     21.0 %     (81,725 )     35.0%
State (benefit) provision, net of federal benefit     (21,112 )     6.0 %     (14,010 )     6.0%
Other     (36,182 )     10.0 %     —         —  
Valuation allowance     131,185       (37.0 %)     —         —  
                               
Total     —         0.0 %     (95,735 )     (41.0%)

 

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Act was signed into law, a significant modification of existing U.S. federal tax legislation, which reduced our U.S. federal tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018. Our accounting for the income tax effects of the new tax legislation is included in our provision.

 

Components of deferred taxes are:

 

    March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
         
Deferred tax assets:              
   Tax benefit from net operating losses   $ 562,475     $ 431,290
   Less:  valuation allowance     (562,475 )     (431,290)
Net deferred tax asset   $ —       $ —  
               
Deferred tax liabilities:              
   Depreciation timing differences   $ 25,792     $ 25,792
   Less: valuation allowance     (25,792 )     (25,792)
Net deferred tax liability   $ —       $ —  

 

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Management assesses the available positive and negative evidence to estimate whether sufficient future taxable income will be generated to permit use of the existing deferred tax assets and liabilities. A significant piece of objective negative evidence evaluated was the cumulative loss incurred over the three-year period ended December 31, 2018 and continuing into the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. Such objective evidence limits the ability to consider other subjective evidence, such as our projections for future growth. Based on this evaluation, as of March 31, 2019, a full valuation allowance of $536.7K has been recorded on net deferred tax assets which are more likely than not to be realized. The amount of the deferred tax assets and liabilities considered realizable, however, could be adjusted if estimates of future taxable income during the carryforward period are reduced or increased or if objective negative evidence in the form of cumulative losses is no longer present and additional weight is given to subjective evidence such as our projections for growth. The Company has $2,083.2K of operating loss carryforwards. The Tax Cuts and Job Acts legislation limits the usage of the operating loss carryforwards in any future period to an offset of 80% of taxable income. The operating loss carryforwards have an indefinite carryforward period.

 

Note 7 - Goodwill and Acquired Intangible Assets

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:

 

 

          2019     2018
Beginning balance       $ 803,174   $ 71,898
Acquisition of ErrlyBird assets          —        
Acquisition of KushCo assets.          —        
Measurement period adjustments – ErrlyBird assets          —        
Ending balance       $ 803,174   $ 71,898

    

Acquired intangible assets that are subject to amortization consisted of the following as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

 

    March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
      Gross Carrying Amount       Accumulated Amortization       Net Carrying Amount       Gross Carrying Amount       Accumulated Amortization       Net Carrying Amount
Acquired Artwork (1)   $ 22,779     $ (22,779 )   $ —       $ 22,779     $ (22,779 )   $ —  
Customer Relationships (2)     113,820       (5,173 )     108,647       113,820       (2,586 )     111,234
Advertising Agreements (3)     29,710       (14,855 )     14,855       29,710       (7,428 )     22,282
Subtotal – Definite-lived intangible assets     166,309       (42,807 )     123,502       166,309       (32,793 )     133,516
Trademarks and trade names     50,900       —         50,900       50,900       —         50,900
Domain names on online shop sites     48,742       —         48,742       48,742       —         48,742
Subtotal – Indefinite-lived intangible assets     99,642       —         99,642       99,642       —         99,642
Total   $ 265,951     $ (42,807 )   $ 223,144     $ 265,951     $ (32,793 )   $ 233,158

 

1)       Estimated useful life of acquired artwork – 12 months.

2)       Estimated useful life of customer relationships – 132 months.

3)       Estimated useful life of advertising agreements – 12 months.

 

The Company expects to recognize amortization expense of $22,615 for the remainder of 2019, and $10,347 in each of the years 2020 to 2029.

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NOTE 8– ACQUISITIONS

On September 21, 2018, Smoke Cartel, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Kushco Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Seller”). The transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement closed on September 21, 2018 (the “Closing Date”). On the Closing Date, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company acquired all the assets (the “Assets”) and assumed none of the liabilities related to Seller and its line of business. The Assets the Company purchased from Seller included:

1) Inventory of products as described in the Purchase Agreement;
2) All machinery, tools, jigs, supplies, consumables, molds and the designs of such molds held by third party manufacturers on behalf of Seller with respect to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement;
3) Certain intellectual property as listed in the Purchase Agreement;
4) Goodwill of the business conducted by Seller; and
5) Copies of all customer lists, supplier lists, quality control records, customer complaint records and sales materials and records relating to the products listed in the Purchase Agreement.

 

The Company intends to strategically use the assets acquired to increase its impact in the smoke accessories market.

 

In exchange for the purchased interests, the Company issued 1,410,145 shares of the Company’s common stock to the Seller. In accordance with ASC 805 the Company recorded the following transactions.

 

Shares issued, per agreement     1,410,145
Fair value per share issued on transaction date (rounded)   $ 0.85
Fair value of acquisition   $ 1,202,146

 

The assets acquired included:

Inventory   $ 192,173
Existing customer relationships     113,820
Advertising agreement     29,710
Trademark / Tradename     50,900
Domain names and online store     48,742
       Identifiable tangible and intangible assets     435,345
Goodwill     766,801
Fair value of acquisition   $ 1,202,146

The advertising agreement is being amortized over 12 months. The existing customer relationships are being amortized over 132 months.

The Company determined that the acquisition resulted in the recognition of goodwill primarily because of synergies from combining operations.

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NOTE 9 - REGULATION CF OFFERING

 

On August, 8, 2018, the Company filed a Form C with the SEC to conduct a Regulation CF Offering. The Crowdfunding offering was conducted through the intermediary portal, StartEngine.com.

 

Smoke Cartel conducted the offering pursuant to Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act and offered stock in the Company at $1.50 per share. The maximum offering was 713,330 shares of common stock valued at $1,069,995.00 and the minimum offering is 6,666 shares valued at $9,999. The minimum investor price per investor was $100.50 and the maximum per investor was $102,000. The offering was available for 90 days and ended on November 6, 2018.

 

The Company issued 86,340 shares of its common stock through StartEngine based on the funds received from over 200 qualified investors by the end of December 31, 2018.

NOTE 10 - FIXED FUNDING COMMITMENT

On November 13, 2018, the Company entered an investment agreement with Tangiers Global, LLC or a Fixed Funding Commitment which will provide the Company with an equity investment of up to $5 million. The term of the agreement is for a period of up to 36 months. The Company may deliver a put notice to Tangiers with the number of shares of Common Stock it intends to sell, the maximum of which per notice must be no more than 200% of the average daily trading volume of the Company’s Common Stock for the prior ten consecutive trading days. The minimum put amount is $10,000 and such amount must not exceed an accumulative amount of $350,000. The purchase price per share to be paid by Tangiers will be 85% of the lowest trading prices of the Common Stock during the 5 trading days including and immediately following the date of the put notice. The funding is contingent upon the Company filing an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and having the Commission deem the registration effective. Concurrent with execution of the investment agreement, the Company also entered into a bridge loan facility with a face value of up to $610,000, with an initial principal amount of $160,000 pursuant to which it issued a 10% fixed price convertible promissory note to Tangiers. Proceeds of both the bridge loan and equity facilities may be used for working capital purposes and to pursue other strategic opportunities.

On December 20, 2018, the Company received a second round of debt funding of $150,000 under the loan facility that was used to continue to fund working capital.

On March 14, 2019, the Company received a third round of debt funding of $75,000 under the loan facility that was again used to continue to fund working capital.

Tangiers also received as part of these arrangements, 103,750 shares of common stock as commitment fees for entering into the relationship (35,000 shares of common stock) and for each of the first two borrowing tranches (27,500 shares of common stock per each tranche) and an additional 13,750 shares of common stock for the third tranche as provided under the loan facility. The market value of these awards of common stock are classified as deferred financing costs and are offset against the outstanding debt amounts. The original amount recorded for all shares of common stock issued was $160,631, of which $44,183 has been recorded as interest expense during the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

The conversion feature of the convertible debt is at a fixed conversion price of $1.40 per share. If the convertible notes are not retired on or before their maturity date and are found to be in default, Tangiers has the right, at its sole option, to convert whole or in part the outstanding and unpaid principal amount into shares of Common Stock at the lower of (a) the conversion price of $1.40 per share or (b) 65% of the lowest trading price of the Company’s Common Stock during the 15 consecutive trading days prior to the date the Holder elects to convert.

The intrinsic value of the convertible debt has been recorded as a beneficial conversion feature and included as a component of additional paid in capital, with a corresponding decrease in the outstanding debt at the time of issuance. The beneficial conversion feature was valued at $50,714. Subsequent to the issue date, the value of the debt has been accreted by $29,724, of which $21,735 was recorded as interest expense during the three-month period ended March 31. 2019.

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NOTE 11 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On May 2, 2019, the Company and Tangiers Global, LLC modified the convertible debt agreement such that the conversion price for all borrowings under the agreement will be at $0.80 per common share. The maturity date of the initial tranche of $160,000 issued under this convertible debt agreement will be extended an additional two months, to nine months from its effective date.

 

Also on May 2, 2019, the Company received an additional borrowing tranche of $157,500 from Tangiers Global, LLC. The Company issued an additional 27,500 shares of common stock to Tangiers Global LLC as an incentive for providing this convertible debt funding.

 

The modification to the maturity date of the initial tranche of the convertible debt agreement represents less than a 10% change in projected cash flows under the agreement, or approximately $2.6K in additional interest expense.

 

The modification to the fixed conversion price from $1.40 per common share to $0.80 per common share results in a substantial change in the beneficial conversion feature when compared to the fair value of the debt instrument. As such, the Company will recognize as interest expense the remaining balance of the existing beneficial conversion feature of $21.0K, effective on the modification date. On a go-forward basis the new beneficial conversion feature for all outstanding convertible debt will be recorded as an increase to additional paid-in-capital of $135.6K. This amount will be recognized as interest expense over the remaining lives of the various convertible debt tranches.

 

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND PLAN OF OPERATIONS

 

The following plan of operation provides information which management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of our results of operations and financial condition. The discussion should be read along with our financial statements and notes thereto. This section includes a number of  forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words like believe, expect, estimate, anticipate, intend, project and similar expressions, or words which refer to future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our predictions.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Management’s discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations is based upon the Company’s financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) on the basis that the Company will continue as a going concern, which assumes that the Company will be able to realize its assets and meet its obligations and continue its operations for the next year. For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company had a net loss. The Company also has an accumulated deficit. Further losses are expected as the Company continues to experience slower than expected revenues along with negative cash flow from operations and ongoing debt obligations. These factors raise substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company generating profitable operations in the future and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet its obligations and repay its liabilities when they come due from normal business operations. Management intends to finance operating costs over the next twelve months with loans and additional private placement of common stock. Management has also put in place changes to business operations that will help it move towards profitability. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from our existing shareholders and our ability to obtain necessary equity financing to continue toward funding our operations. These financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

The preparation of these financial statements requires the Company’s management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. The Company’s estimates are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for the Company’s conclusions. The Company continually evaluates the information used to make these estimates as its business and the economic environment change. The Company’s management believes that certain estimates, assumptions and judgments derived from the accounting policies have significant impact on its financial statements, so the Company considers the following be its critical accounting policies.

Inventories

The Company’s inventories consist primarily of merchandise for sale and packaging materials and are stated at the lower of cost or realizable value. Cost is determined using the first-in, first-out methodology. As a designer and manufacturer of products for the cannabis industry, we may be exposed to a number of economic and industry factors that could result in portions of our inventory becoming obsolete or in excess of anticipated usage. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to meet changing customer requirements, competitive pressures on products and prices, reliability and replacement of and the availability of products from our suppliers. Our policy is to establish inventory reserves when conditions exist that suggest that our inventory may be in excess of anticipated demand or is obsolete. We regularly evaluate our ability to realize the value of our inventory based on a combination of factors including the following: forecasted sales or usage, product end of life dates, estimated current and future market values and new product introductions. Assumptions used in determining our estimates of future product demand may prove to be incorrect, in which case the provision required for excess and obsolete inventory would have to be adjusted in the future. If inventory is determined to be overvalued, we would be required to recognize such costs as cost of goods sold at the time of such determination. When recorded, our reserves are intended to reduce the carrying value of our inventory to its net realizable value.

 

Provisions for excess or obsolete inventory are primarily based on our estimates of forecasted net sales. A significant change in the timing or level of demand for our products as compared to forecasted amounts may result in recording additional provisions for excess inventory in the future. We record provisions for excess or obsolete inventory as cost of sales.

 

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Revenue Recognition

Net sales consist primarily of revenue from sale of merchandise and accessories. Revenue is measured based on the amount of consideration that we expect to receive, reduced by estimates of return allowances, promotional discounts, and rebates. Revenue also excludes any amounts collected on behalf of third parties, including sales and indirect taxes. In arrangements where we have multiple performance obligations, the transaction price is allocated to each performance obligation using the relative stand-alone selling price. We generally determine stand-alone selling prices based on the prices charged to customers or using expected cost plus a margin. We offer consumer products through our online sales sites. Revenue is recognized when control of the goods is transferred to the customer, which generally occurs upon our delivery to the carrier or the customer. Product is considered delivered to the customer once it has been shipped and title, risk of loss and rewards of ownership have been transferred. For most of the Company’s product sales, these criteria are met at the time the product is shipped. For online sales to individuals, for some and for certain other sales, the Company defers revenue until the customer receives the product because the Company retains a portion of the risk of loss on these sales during transit.

Stock Based Compensation

The Company follows ASC 718-10, Stock Compensation, which addresses the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services, with a primary focus on transactions in which an entity obtains employee services in share-based payment transactions. ASC 718-10 requires measurement of the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions).

Impairment Assessment

The Company evaluates intangible assets and long-lived assets for possible impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. This includes but is not limited to significant adverse changes in business climate, market conditions, or other events that indicate an asset's carrying amount may not be recoverable. Recoverability of these assets is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of each asset to the future undiscounted cash flows the asset is expected to generate. If the undiscounted cash flows used in the test for recoverability are less than the carrying amount of these assets, the carrying amount of such assets is reduced to fair value. The Company evaluates and tests the recoverability of its goodwill for impairment at least annually during its fourth quarter of each year or more often if and when circumstances indicate that goodwill may not be recoverable. There was no impairment of intangible assets, long-lived assets or goodwill during years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under standards issued by the FASB. Under those standards, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for future tax benefits or consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. A valuation allowance is provided for significant deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that such assets will not be realized through future operations.

Prior to the acquisition on July 14, 2017, Smoke Cartel operated as a D.B.A. of Thread Cartel LLC. As an LLC, tax liabilities through July 14, 2017 passed through to the members of Thread Cartel LLC.

Valuation of Business Combinations and Acquisition of Intangible Assets

The Company records intangible assets acquired in business combinations and acquisitions of intangible assets under the purchase method of accounting. The Company accounts for acquisitions in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Amounts paid for each acquisition are allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the dates of acquisition. The Company then allocates the purchase price in excess of the fair value of the net tangible assets acquired to identifiable intangible assets, including purchased intangibles based on detailed valuations that use information and assumptions provided by management. The Company allocates any excess purchase price over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired to goodwill. In some cases, the Company may use outside advisors to assist with determining the fair value of assets and liabilities acquired.

 

Business Combinations

The Company uses its best estimates and assumptions to accurately assign fair value to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date. The Company’s estimates are inherently uncertain and subject to refinement. During the measurement period, which may be up to one year from the acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the fair value of these tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. In addition, uncertain tax positions and tax-related valuation allowances are initially established in connection with a business combination as of the acquisition date. The Company continues to collect information and reevaluates these estimates and assumptions quarterly and records any adjustments to the Company’s preliminary estimates to goodwill provided that the Company is within the measurement period. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the fair value of assets acquired or liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to the Company’s statements of operations.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new standard establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available.

 

The Company will adopt the new standard on January 1, 2019 using a modified retrospective approach. Smoke Cartel will elect the transition method that allows for the application of the standard at the adoption date rather than at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements. The Company intends to elect available practical expedients. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adoption on its financial statements.

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued updated  ASU 2018-07 – Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718)  on accounting for nonemployee share-based award payments granted to acquire goods and services to be used or consumed in the grantor’s own operations. This guidance does not apply in the case that the share-based payment was made to provide financing to the issuer, or in the case that the awards are made in conjunction with selling goods and services to customer under a contract accounted for under Topic 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The stated objectives of this update are part of FASB’s simplification Initiative, and provisions affecting publicly held companies include simplifying (1) the method that nonemployee share-based awards are measured; (2) the method used to arrive at the measurement date; (3) accounting for share-based awards with performance conditions; and (4) the classification reassessment of share-base awards in certain situations. The new guidance will be effective for us at the beginning of fiscal year 2019.  Early adoption is permitted.

 

The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company will adopt this new standard on January 1, 2019.

 

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth statements of operations data for years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

    Years Ended December 31
    2018   2017
Revenues   $ 3,795,277     $ 5,895,040
Cost of revenues     1,470,428       2,292,628
Gross profit     2,324,849       3,602,412
Operating expenses              
General and administrative expenses     739,094       788,650
Advertising and promotion     270,140       349,081
Payroll and related expenses     1,324,633       1,207,120
Shipping expenses     564,979       751,494
Officer compensation     212,307       177,826
Professional fees     479,324       111,928
Rent expenses     290,528       175,275
Total operating expenses     3,881,005       3,561,374
(Loss)/income from operations     (1,556,156 )     41,038
Other income (expenses)              
Interest expense     (124,539 )     (517)
Other (expense) income