UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

 

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

 

For the transition period from ___________ to ___________

 

Commission File No. 001-34970

 

Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   26-3106763
(State or Other Jurisdiction   IRS Employer
of Organization)   Identification Number

 

5500 Military Trail, Suite 22-357    
Jupiter, Florida   33458
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

(833) 764-1443

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

 

Class   Outstanding as of May 17, 2021
Common Stock, $0.001   2,158,195,666

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS, INC.

FORM 10-Q

March 31, 2021

 

INDEX

 

    Page
     
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - As of March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 2020 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit – For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 5
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 6
  Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 7
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 30
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 39
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 39
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 40
Item 1A. Risk Factors 44
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 44
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 45
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 45
Item 5. Other Information 45
Item 6. Exhibits 45
Signatures   46

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2021     2020  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
Cash   $ 662,914     $ 579,283  
Accounts receivable, net     473,752       372,922  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     202,038       443,410  
                 
Total Current Assets     1,338,704       1,395,615  
                 
OTHER ASSETS:                
Security deposit     135,340       94,000  
Other receivable     622,240       -  
Property and equipment, net     805,842       598,807  
Intangible assets, net     2,604,782       -  
Right of use assets, net     1,392,367       1,445,274  
                 
Total Other Assets     5,560,571       2,138,081  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 6,899,275     $ 3,533,696  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Convertible notes payable, net of put premium of $0 and $0 and debt discounts of $64,535 and $83,548, respectively   $ 828,229     $ 979,216  
Notes payable, current portion, net of debt discount of $0 and $0, respectively     5,344,048       3,919,544  
Note payable - related party     500,000       500,000  
Accounts payable     1,468,474       1,104,263  
Accrued expenses     708,498       424,595  
Insurance payable     1,773,562       1,985,893  
Contingency liabilities     3,311,272       3,311,272  
Lease liabilities, current portion     400,102       380,843  
Derivative liability     4,876,170       4,181,187  
Due to related parties     195,884       297,692  
Accrued compensation and related benefits     900,510       922,396  
                 
Total Current Liabilities     20,306,749       18,006,901  
                 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:                
Notes payable, net of current portion     467,434       437,594  
Lease liabilities, net of current portion     1,032,014       1,102,617  
                 
Total Long-term Liabilities     1,499,448       1,540,211  
                 
Total Liabilities     21,806,197       19,547,112  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 10)                
                 
SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT:                
Preferred stock, par value $0.001; authorized 10,000,000 shares:                
Series B convertible preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; 1,700,000 shares designated; 700,000 and 700,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively (Liquidation value $700 and $700, respectively)     700       700  
Series D preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; 1,250,000 shares designated; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively ($6.00 per share liquidation value)     -       -  
Series E preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share; 562,250 shares designated; 416,370 and 105,378 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively ($13.34 per share liquidation value)     416       105  
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 10,000,000,000 shares authorized; 1,749,302,040 and 1,733,847,494 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively     1,749,302       1,733,848  
Additional paid-in capital     109,062,736       104,872,991  
Accumulated deficit     (125,720,076 )     (122,621,060 )
                 
Total Shareholders’ Deficit     (14,906,922 )     (16,013,416 )
                 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit   $ 6,899,275     $ 3,533,696  

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2021     2020  
             
REVENUES   $ 1,491,699     $ 8,635,060  
                 
COST OF REVENUES     1,898,778       7,855,749  
                 
GROSS PROFIT (LOSS)     (407,079 )     779,311  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
Compensation and related benefits     368,609       742,045  
Legal and professional fees     530,538       414,810  
Rent     133,955       164,350  
General and administrative expenses     196,203       245,283  
                 
Total Operating Expenses     1,229,305       1,566,488  
                 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS     (1,636,384 )     (787,177 )
                 
OTHER (EXPENSES) INCOME:                
Interest expense     (83,509 )     (3,046,727 )
Interest expense - related parties     (22,192 )     (107,138 )
Gain on debt extinguishment, net     59,853       275,034  
Other income     108,035       67,831  
Derivative (expense) income, net     (694,983 )     144,839  
                 
Total Other (Expenses) Income     (632,796 )     (2,666,161 )
                 
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES     (2,269,180 )     (3,453,338 )
                 
Provision for income taxes     -       -  
              .  
NET LOSS     (2,269,180 )     (3,453,338 )
                 
Deemed dividends related to ratchet adjustment, beneficial conversion features, and accrued dividends     (829,836 )     (18,696,012 )
                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS   $ (3,099,016 )   $ (22,149,350 )
                 
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE- BASIC AND DILUTED   $ (0.00 )   $ (1.79 )
                 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:                
Basic and diluted     1,747,413,151       12,353,129  

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

 

    Preferred Stock Series B     Preferred Stock Series E     Common Stock     Common Stock Issuable    

Additional

Paid-in

    Accumulated    

Total

Shareholders’

 
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Deficit  
Balance, December 31, 2020     700,000     $ 700       105,378     $ 105       1,733,847,494     $ 1,733,848       -     $ -     $ 104,872,991     $ (122,621,060 )   $ (16,013,416 )
                                                                                         
Common stock issued for debt conversion     -       -       -       -       15,454,546       15,454       -       -       154,546       -       170,000  
                                                                                         
Sales of Series E preferred share units     -       -       310,992       311       -       -       -       -       3,257,689       -       3,258,000  
                                                                                         
Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion features and accrued dividends     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       777,510       (829,836 )     (52,326 )
                                                                                         
Net loss   -     -     -     -     -     -     -   -       -       (2,269,180 )     (2,269,180 )
                                                                                         
Balance, March 31, 2021     700,000     $ 700     416,370     $ 416       1,749,302,040     $ 1,749,302   -     $ -     $ 109,062,736     $ (125,720,076 )   $ (14,906,922 )

 

    Preferred Stock Series B     Preferred Stock Series E     Common Stock     Common Stock Issuable    

Additional

Paid-in

    Accumulated    

Total

Shareholders’

 
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Deficit  
Balance, December 31, 2019     1,700,000     $ 1,700                       11,832,603     $ 11,833       25,000     $ 25     $ 47,715,878     $ (60,615,860 )   $ (12,886,424 )
                                                                                         
Reduction of put premium upon conversion     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       73,725       -       73,725  
                                                                                         
Common stock issued for debt conversion     -       -       -       -       5,290,406       5,290       -       -       336,229       -       341,519  
                                                                                         
Beneficial conversion effect related to debt conversions     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       172,720       -       172,720  
                                                                                         
Relative fair value of warrants issued in connection with convertible debt     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       262,872       -       262,872  
                                                                                         
Accretion of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       31,250       -       31,250  
                                                                                         
Reclassification of warrants from equity to derivative liabilities     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       (11,381,885 )     -       (11,381,885 )
                                                                                         
Deemed dividend related to price protection     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       18,696,012       (18,696,012 )     -  
                                                                                         
Net loss   -       -     -     -     -       -     -       -       -       (3,453,338 )     (3,453,338 )
                                                                                         
Balance, March 31, 2020     1,700,000     $ 1,700     -     $ -       17,123,009     $ 17,123       25,000     $ 25     $ 55,906,801     $ (82,765,210 )   $ (26,839,561 )

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2021     2020  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net loss   $ (2,269,180 )   $ (3,453,338 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization expense     85,760       14,188  
Amortization of debt discount to interest expense     19,013       1,359,388  
Stock-based compensation and consulting fees     -       31,250  
Interest expense related to debt default added to principal     -       1,387,785  
Derivative expense, net     694,983       (144,839 )
Non-cash portion of gain on extinguishment of debt, net     (59,853 )     (327,584 )
Rent expense     1,563       5,571  
Change in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     164,345       (99,454 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     248,906       819,161  
Security deposit     (8,000 )     (124,750 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     350,348       796,036  
Insurance payable     (212,331 )     (661,668 )
Accrued compensation and related benefits     (21,886 )     288,180  
                 
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES     (1,006,332 )     (110,074 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Purchase of property and equipment     -       (460,510 )
Cash acquired in acquisition     10,031       -  
Cash used for acquisitions     (2,133,146 )     -  
                 
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (2,123,115 )     (460,510 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Net proceeds from sale of series E preferred share units     3,258,000       -  
Proceeds from convertible notes payable     -       1,860,000  
Repayment of convertible notes payable     -       (159,988 )
Net proceeds from notes payable     -       1,033,510  
Repayment of notes payable     (37,114 )     (2,124,777 )
Net payments on related party advances     (7,808 )     (55,561 )
                 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES     3,213,078       553,184  
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH     83,631       (17,400 )
                 
CASH, beginning of period     579,283       50,026  
                 
CASH, end of period   $ 662,914     $ 32,626  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid for:                
Interest   $ 33,415     $ 741,627  
Income taxes   $ -     $ -  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Debt discounts recorded   $ -     $ 262,893  
Increase in derivative liability and debt discount   $ -     $ 1,267,473  
Conversion of debt and accrued interest for common stock   $ 170,000     $ 341,518  
Reclassification of accrued interest to debt   $ -     $ 80,155  
Reclassification of due to related parties to accrued expenses   $ 94,000     $ -  
Decrease in put premium and paid-in capital   $ -     $ 73,725  
Reclassification of warrant value from equity to derivative liabilities   $ -     $ 11,381,885  
Deemed dividend related to price protection and beneficial conversion features   $ 777,510     $ 18,696,012  
                 
ACQUISITIONS:                
Assets acquired:                
Accounts receivable   $ 265,175     $ -  
Prepaid expenses     7,534       -  
Property and equipment     257,416       -  
Right of use assets     44,388       -  
Other receivable     622,240       -  
Security deposits     33,340       -  
Total assets acquired     1,230,093       -  
Less: liabilities assumed:                
Accounts payable     132,155       -  
Accrued expenses     79,138       -  
Notes payable     1,491,458       -  
Lease liabilities     44,388       -  
Total liabilities assumed     1,747,139          
Increase in intangible assets - non-cash   $ 517,046     $ -  

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2021

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. (“TLSS” or the “Company”), was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada, on July 25, 2008. The Company operates through its active subsidiaries as a logistics and transportation company specializing in ecommerce fulfillment, last mile deliveries, two-person home delivery, mid-mile, and long-haul services for predominantly online retailers.

 

On June 18, 2018 (the “Acquisition Date”), the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding membership interests of Prime EFS, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company (“Prime EFS”), from its members pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Stock Purchase Agreement entered into among the Company and the Prime EFS members on the Acquisition Date. Prime EFS was a New Jersey based transportation company with a focus on deliveries for on-line retailers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania until it ceased operations on September 30, 2020.

 

On July 24, 2018, the Company formed Shypdirect LLC (“Shypdirect”), a company organized under the laws of New Jersey. Shypdirect is a transportation company with a focus on tractor trailer and box truck deliveries of product on the east coast of the United States from one distributor’s warehouse to another warehouse or from a distributor’s warehouse to the post office. However, the Company ceased its box truck delivery service early in the second quarter of 2021.

 

On June 19, 2020, Amazon Logistics, Inc. (“Amazon”) notified Prime EFS in writing (the “Prime EFS Termination Notice”), that Amazon would not renew its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Agreement with Prime EFS when that agreement (the “In-Force Agreement”) expired on September 30, 2020 and such In-Force Agreement, in fact, expired on September 30, 2020.

 

Additionally, on July 17, 2020, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Amazon Relay Carrier Terms of Service (the “Program Agreement”) between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020 (the “Shypdirect Termination Notice”). On August 3, 2020, Amazon offered to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS agrees to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, Prime EFS released any and all claims it may have against Amazon, and Prime EFS covenanted not to sue Amazon (the “Aug. 3 Proposal”). On August 4, 2020, the Company, Prime EFS and Shypdirect accepted the Aug. 3 Proposal.

 

Approximately 77.5% of the Company’s revenue of $1,491,699 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was attributable to Shypdirect’s mid-mile and long-haul business with Amazon. The termination of the Amazon last-mile business on September 30, 2020 had a material adverse impact on the Company’s revenue beginning in the 4th fiscal quarter of 2020. Additionally, unless replaced with other business, the discontinuation of the Company’s Amazon mid-mile and long-haul business, which occurred on or about May 14, 2021, will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s business in 2nd fiscal quarter of 2021 and thereafter. As of May 17, 2021, the Company is still operating and plans to continue operating in the long-haul business.

 

While the Company will seek to replace its Amazon business, such initiatives are consistent with its already existing business plan to: (i) seek new last-mile, mid-mile and long-haul business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute our restructuring plan, commenced in February 2020.

 

On November 13, 2020, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Shyp FX, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey (“Shyp FX”). On January 15, 2021, through Shyp FX, the Company executed an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) and closed a transaction to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Double D Trucking, Inc., a northern New Jersey-based logistics provider specializing in servicing Federal Express over the past 25 years (“DDTI”) (See Note 3).

 

On November 16, 2020, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, TLSS Acquisition, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware (“TLSS Acquisition”). On March 24, 2021, TLSS Acquisition acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Cougar Express, Inc., a New York-based full-service logistics provider specializing in pickup, warehousing and delivery services in the tri-state area (“Cougar Express”). Cougar Express was a family-owned full-service transportation business that has been in operation for more than 30 years providing one-to-four person deliveries and offering white glove services. It utilizes its own fleet of trucks, warehouse/driver/office personnel and on-call subcontractors from its convenient and secure New York JFK airport area location, allowing it to pick-up and deliver throughout the New York tri-state area. Cougar Express serves a diverse base of approximately 50 commercial accounts, which are freight forwarders that work with some of the most notable retail businesses in the country (See Note 3).

 

On February 21, 2021, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Shyp CX, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of New York (“Shyp CX”).

 

Unless the context otherwise requires, TLSS and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Prime EFS, Shypdirect, TLSS Acquisition, Cougar Express, Shyp FX and Shyp CX are hereafter referred to as the “Company”. References herein to a “Company liability” may be to a liability which is owed solely by a subsidiary and not by TLSS.

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Basis of presentation and principles of consolidation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and disclosures necessary for comprehensive presentation of financial position, results of operations or cash flow. However, these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for fair presentation of the information contained therein. It is suggested that these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2020, and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on SEC Form 10-K, filed on March 17, 2021.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

The Company follows the same accounting policies in the preparation of its annual and interim reports. The results of operations in interim periods are not necessarily an indication of operating results to be expected for the full year.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company include the accounts of TLSS and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Prime EFS, Shypdirect, TLSS Acquisition, Cougar Express, Shyp FX and Shyp CX. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. References below to a “Company liability” may be to a liability which is owed solely by a subsidiary and not by TLSS.

 

Going concern consideration

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had a net loss of $2,269,180 and $3,453,338 and net cash used in operations was $1,006,332 and $110,074, respectively. Additionally, the Company had an accumulated deficit, shareholders’ deficit, and a working capital deficit of $125,720,076, $14,906,922 and $18,968,045, respectively, on March 31, 2021. Furthermore, effective September 30, 2020 and in May 2021, the Company lost major contracts with its primary customer as described below.

 

On June 19, 2020, Amazon notified Prime EFS by the Prime EFS Termination Notice that it does not intend to renew the In-Force Agreement when that agreement expired. In the Prime EFS Termination Notice, Amazon stated that the In-Force Agreement expires on September 30, 2020. Additionally, on July 17, 2020, pursuant to the Shypdirect Termination Notice, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020 (see Note 1). However, on August 3, 2020, Amazon offered pursuant to the Aug. 3 Proposal to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS agrees to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, Prime EFS releases any and all claims it may have against Amazon, and Prime EFS covenants not to sue Amazon. In a “Separation Agreement” dated August 23, 2020, by and among Amazon, Prime EFS and the Company, Prime EFS and the Company agreed, for nominal consideration, that the Delivery Service Partner Program Agreement between Amazon and Prime EFS would terminate effective September 30, 2020; that Prime EFS and the Company would cooperate in an orderly transition of the last-mile delivery business from Prime EFS to other service providers; that Prime EFS would return any and all vehicles leased from Element Fleet Corporation by October 7, 2020 in good repair; and that Prime EFS would dismiss the Amazon Arbitration with prejudice. Under the same Separation Agreement, Prime EFS and the Company released any and all claims they had against Amazon and covenant not to sue Amazon. In a “Settlement and Release Agreement” dated August 21, 2020, by and among Amazon, Shypdirect, Prime EFS and the Company, Amazon withdrew the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extended the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021. In the Settlement and Release Agreement, Shypdirect released any and all claims it had against Amazon, arising under the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020, or otherwise. Unless and until replaced with other business, the expiration of the Program Agreement will have a material effect on the Company’s operation in the second fiscal quarter of 2021 and beyond. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company’s subsidiaries defaulted on certain truck leases. In connection with these defaults, the Lessor has demanded that the Company’s subsidiaries pay for the leased trucks in the amount of approximately $2,871,000 which was accrued and included in contingency liabilities on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (see Note 10).

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global disruptions have affected the Company’s businesses, as well as those of the Company’s customers and their third-party suppliers and sellers. To serve the Company’s customers while also providing for the safety of the Company’s employees and service providers, the Company has adapted numerous aspects of its logistics and transportation processes. The Company continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and expect to continue to adapt its operations to address federal, state, and local standards as well as to implement standards or processes that the Company determines to be in the best interests of its employees, customers, and communities. The impact of the pandemic and actions taken in response to it had minimal effects on the Company’s results of operations. Effects include increased fulfilment costs and cost of sales, primarily due to investments in employee hiring, pay, and benefits, as well as costs to maintain safe workplaces, and higher shipping costs. The Company expects to continue to be affected by possible procurement and shipping delays, supply chain interruptions, higher product demand in certain categories, lower product demand in other categories, and increased fulfilment costs and cost of sales as a percentage of net sales through at least Q2 2021, although it is not possible to determine the duration and spread of the pandemic or such actions, the ultimate impact on the Company’s results of operations during 2021, or whether other currently unanticipated consequences of the pandemic are reasonably likely to materially affect the Company’s results of operations.

 

It is management’s opinion that these factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and in April 2021, the Company issued an aggregate of 343,119 shares of its Series E preferred stock for net proceeds of $3,258,000 (see Notes 9 and 14). The proceeds were used for the acquisition of Cougar Express and DDTI and for working capital purposes. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations, become cash flow positive, or raise additional debt and/or equity capital.

 

The Company will continue to: (i) seek to replace its Amazon business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute its restructuring plan. The Company is seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund its operations in the future. Although the Company has historically raised capital from sales of common and preferred shares and from the issuance of convertible promissory notes and notes payable, there is no assurance that it will be able to continue to do so. If the Company is unable to replace its Amazon business, to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that the Company will need to curtail its operations. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Use of estimates

 

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements, in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Significant estimates included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes include the valuation of accounts receivable, the useful life of property and equipment, the valuation of intangible assets, the valuation of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, the valuation of right of use assets and related liabilities, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-lived assets, estimates of current and deferred income taxes and deferred tax valuation allowances, the fair value of non-cash equity transactions, the valuation of derivative liabilities, the valuation of beneficial conversion features, and the value of claims against the Company.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

Fair value of financial instruments

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASC 820 — Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, which defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820 requires disclosures about the fair value of all financial instruments, whether or not recognized, for financial statement purposes. Disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments are based on pertinent information available to the Company on March 31, 2021. Accordingly, the estimates presented in these financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that could be realized on disposition of the financial instruments. ASC 820 specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques based on whether the inputs to those valuation techniques are observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect market assumptions. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement).

 

The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

  Level 1-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.
     
  Level 2-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
     
  Level 3-Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The Company measures certain financial instruments at fair value on a recurring basis. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

    On March 31, 2021     On December 31, 2020  
Description   Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Derivative liabilities               $ 4,876,170                 $ 4,181,187  

 

A roll-forward of the level 3 valuation financial instruments is as follows:

 

   

For the

Three Months ended March 31, 2021

   

For the

Three Months ended March 31, 2020

 
Balance at beginning of period   $ 4,181,187     $ 2,135,939  
Initial valuation of derivative liabilities included in debt discount     -       1,267,474  
Initial valuation of derivative liabilities included in derivative expense     -       13,336,234  
Gain on extinguishment of debt related to repayment/conversion of debt     -       (662,398 )
Reclassification of warrants from equity to derivative liabilities     -       11,381,885  
Change in fair value included in derivative expense     694,983       (13,481,073 )
Balance at end of period   $ 4,876,170     $ 13,978,061  

 

The Company accounts for its derivative financial instruments, consisting of certain conversion options embedded in our convertible instruments and warrants, at fair value using level 3 inputs. The Company determined the fair value of these derivative liabilities using the binomial lattice models, or other accepted valuation practices. When determining the fair value of its financial assets and liabilities using these methods, the Company is required to use various estimates and unobservable inputs, including, among other things, expected terms of the instruments, expected volatility of its stock price, expected dividends, and the risk-free interest rate. Changes in any of the assumptions related to the unobservable inputs identified above may change the fair value of the instrument. Increases in expected term, anticipated volatility and expected dividends generally result in increases in fair value, while decreases in the unobservable inputs generally result in decreases in fair value.

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments”, allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, insurance payable, other payables, and contingency liabilities approximate their fair values based on the short-term maturity of these instruments. The carrying amount of the Company’s convertible notes payable and promissory note obligations approximate fair value, as the terms of these instruments are consistent with terms available in the market for instruments with similar risk.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

For purposes of the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid instruments with a maturity of three months or less at the purchase date and money market accounts to be cash equivalents. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company did not have any cash equivalents.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

The Company maintains its cash in bank and financial institution deposits that at times may exceed federally insured limits. On March 31, 2021, cash in bank in excess of FDIC insured levels amounted to approximately $392,000. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts through March 31, 2021.

 

Accounts receivable

 

Accounts receivable are presented net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses. The Company reviews the accounts receivable on a periodic basis and makes general and specific allowances when there is doubt as to the collectability of individual balances. In evaluating the collectability of individual receivable balances, the Company considers many factors, including the age of the balance, a customer’s historical payment history, its current credit-worthiness and current economic trends. Accounts are written off after exhaustive efforts at collection.

 

Property and equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost and are depreciated using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives of five to six years. Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the shorter of the useful life or lease term including scheduled renewal terms. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. When assets are retired or disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gains or losses are included in income in the year of disposition. The Company examines the possibility of decreases in the value of these assets when events or changes in circumstances reflect the fact that their recorded value may not be recoverable.

 

Intangible assets

 

Intangible assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortization, computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life, less any impairment charges.

 

Leases

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The updated guidance requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for most operating leases. In addition, the updated guidance requires that lessors separate lease and non-lease components in a contract in accordance with the new revenue guidance in ASC 606. The Company applied the package of practical expedients to leases that commenced before the effective date whereby the Company elected to not reassess the following: (i) whether any expired or existing contracts contain leases and (ii) initial direct costs for any existing leases. For contracts entered into on or after the effective date, at the inception of a contract the Company assessed whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. The Company’s assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether it obtains the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the period, and (3) whether it has the right to direct the use of the asset. The Company will allocate the consideration in the contract to each lease component based on its relative stand-alone price to determine the lease payments. The Company has elected not to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases that have a term of 12 months or less.

 

Operating lease ROU assets represents the right to use the leased asset for the lease term and operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at commencement date. As most leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses an incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the adoption date in determining the present value of future payments. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in general and administrative expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

In accordance with ASC Topic 360, the Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable, or at least annually. The Company recognizes an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

Segment reporting

 

The Company uses “the management approach” in determining reportable operating segments. The management approach considers the internal organization and reporting used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker for making operating decisions and assessing performance as the source for determining the Company’s reportable segments. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is the chief executive officer of the Company, who reviews operating results to make decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance for the entire Company. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company believes that it operates in one operating segment related to deliveries for on-line retailers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other areas, and tractor trailer and box truck deliveries of product on the east coast of the United States from one distributor’s warehouse to another warehouse or from a distributor’s warehouse to the post office.

 

Derivative financial instruments

 

The Company has certain financial instruments that are embedded derivatives associated with capital raises. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if those contracts or any potential embedded components of those contracts qualify as derivatives to be separately accounted for in accordance with ASC 815-10-05-4, Derivatives and Hedging and 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity. This accounting treatment requires that the carrying amount of any embedded derivatives be recorded at fair value at issuance and marked-to-market at each balance sheet date. In the event that the fair value is recorded as a liability, as is the case with the Company, the change in the fair value during the period is recorded as either other income or expense. Upon conversion, exercise or repayment, the respective derivative liability is marked to fair value at the conversion, repayment or exercise date and then the related fair value amount is reclassified to other income or expense as part of gain or loss on extinguishment.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

In July 2017, FASB issued ASU No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260); Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480); Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): (Part I) Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features. These amendments simplify the accounting for certain financial instruments with down-round features. The amendments require companies to disregard the down-round feature when assessing whether the instrument is indexed to its own stock, for purposes of determining liability or equity classification.

 

Revenue recognition and cost of revenue

 

The Company adopted ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 605, Revenue Recognition. This ASC is based on the principle that revenue is recognized to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This ASC also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer service orders, including significant judgments.

 

The Company recognizes revenues and the related direct costs of such revenue which generally include compensation and related benefits, gas costs, insurance, parking and tolls, truck rental fees, and maintenance fees, as of the date the freight is delivered which is when the performance obligation is satisfied. In accordance with ASC Topic 606, the Company recognizes revenue on a gross basis. Our payment terms are generally net seven days from acceptance of delivery. The Company does not incur incremental costs obtaining service orders from its customers, however, if the Company did, because all of the Company’s customer contracts are less than a year in duration, any contract costs incurred would be expensed rather than capitalized. The revenue that the Company recognizes arises from deliveries of packages on behalf of the Company’s customers. Primarily, the Company’s performance obligations under these service orders correspond to each delivery of packages that the Company makes under the service agreements. Control of the package transfers to the recipient upon delivery. Once this occurs, the Company has satisfied its performance obligation and the Company recognizes revenue.

 

Management has reviewed the revenue disaggregation disclosure requirements pursuant to ASC 606 and determined that no further disaggregation disclosure is required to be presented.

 

Basic and diluted loss per share

 

Pursuant to ASC 260-10-45, basic income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the periods presented. Diluted income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock, common stock equivalents and potentially dilutive securities outstanding during the period. Potentially dilutive common shares consist of common stock issuable for stock warrants (using the treasury stock method) and shares issuable for convertible debt (using the as-if converted method). These common stock equivalents may be dilutive in the future.

 

Potentially dilutive common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 as they would have an anti-dilutive impact on the Company’s net losses in that period and consisted of the following:

 

    March 31, 2021     March 31, 2020  
Stock warrants     716,906,678       181,563,164  
Stock options     80,000       80,000  
Convertible debt     148,793,952       324,772,402  
Series B convertible preferred stock     700,000       1,700,000  
Series E convertible preferred stock     555,436,300       -  
      1,421,916,930       508,115,566  

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation – Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee, director, or non-employee is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur as permitted under ASU 2016-09 Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13 to modify the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. The amendments are effective for years beginning after December 15, 2019. An entity is permitted to early adopt any removed or modified disclosures and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until the effective date. Most amendments should be applied retrospectively, but certain amendments will be applied prospectively. The adoption of this standard did not have an impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40)—Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. The ASU simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. Consequently, more convertible debt instruments will be reported as a single liability instrument with no separate accounting for embedded conversion features. The ASU removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, which will permit more equity contracts to qualify for the exception. The ASU also simplifies the diluted net income per share calculation in certain areas. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of the standard on the consolidated financial statements.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

There are currently no other accounting standards that have been issued but not yet adopted that we believe will have a significant impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows upon adoption.

 

NOTE 3 – ACQUISITIONS

 

On January 15, 2021, through Shyp FX, the Company executed an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) and closed a transaction to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Double D Trucking, Inc., a northern New Jersey-based logistics provider specializing in servicing Federal Express over the past 25 years (“DDTI”). The purchase price was $100,000 of cash and a promissory note of $400,000. The principal assets involved in the acquisition were vehicles for cargo transport, system equipment for vehicle tracking and navigation of vehicles, and delivery route rights together with assumption of associated customer relationships. The acquisition of DDTI made the Company an approved contracted service provider of FedEx, which, the Company believes fits in well with its current geographic coverage area and may lead to additional expansion opportunities within the FedEx network.

 

On March 24, 2021, TLSS Acquisition acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Cougar Express, Inc., a New York-based full-service logistics provider specializing in pickup, warehousing and delivery services in the New York tri-state area (“Cougar Express”). The purchase price was $2,000,000 of cash plus cash for the acquisition of security deposits, a cash payment equal to 50% of the difference between cash and accounts receivable acquired and accounts payable assumed, less the assumption of truck loans and leases, and a promissory note of $350,000. The previous owner of Cougar Express is barred from competing with the Cougar Express business for five years. Cougar Express was a family-owned full-service transportation business that has been in operation for more than 30 years providing one-to-four person deliveries and offering white glove services. It utilizes its own fleet of trucks, warehouse/driver/office personnel and on-call subcontractors from its convenient and secure New York JFK airport area location, allowing it to pick-up and deliver throughout the New York tri-state area. Cougar Express serves a diverse base of approximately 50 commercial accounts, which are freight forwarders that work with some of the most notable retail businesses in the country. The Company believes that the acquisition of Cougar Express fits its current business plan, given Cougar Express’s demographic location, services offered, and diversified customer base, and given that it would provide the Company with a long-standing, well-run profitable operation as a step to begin replacing the revenue it lost as a result of Amazon’s terminating its delivery service provider business. Furthermore, the Company believes that, because Cougar Express is strategically based in New York and serves the tri-state area, organic growth opportunities will be available for expanding its footprint into the Company’s primary base of operations in New Jersey, as well as efficiencies that could be derived by leveraging Shypdirect’s operational capabilities.

 

The assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recorded at their estimated fair values on the acquisition date, subject to adjustment during the measurement period with subsequent changes recognized in earnings or loss. These estimates are inherently uncertain and are subject to refinement. Management develops estimates based on assumptions as a part of the purchase price allocation process to value the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the business acquisition date. As a result, during the purchase price measurement period, which may be up to one year from the business acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on completion of valuations, with the corresponding offset to intangible assets. After the purchase price measurement period, the Company did not record any adjustments to assets acquired or liabilities assumed in operating expenses in the period in which the adjustments may have been determined. Based upon the purchase price allocation, the following table summarizes the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the respective acquisition:

 

    DDTI     Cougar Express     Total  
Assets acquired:                        
Cash   $ -     $ 10,031     $ 10,031  
Accounts receivable     -       265,175       265,175  
Other assets     -       40,874       40,874  
Transportation vehicles     209,585       -       209,585  
Equipment     20,000       27,831       47,831  
Right of use assets     44,388       -       44,388  
Other receivable     -       622,240       622,240  
Non-compete agreement     -       150,000       150,000  
Customer relationship     373,449       2,116,712       2,490,161  
Total assets acquired at fair value     647,422       3,232,863       3,880,285  
Liabilities assumed:                        
Notes payable     (103,034 )     (16,184 )     (119,218 )
PPP loan payable     -       (622,240 )     (622,240 )
Accounts payable     -       (132,155 )     (132,155 )
Accrued expenses     -       (40,059 )     (40,059 )
Lease liabilities     (44,388 )     -       (44,388 )
Total liabilities assumed     (147,422 )     (810,638 )     (958,060 )
Net asset acquired   $ 500,000     $ 2,422,225     $ 2,922,225  
                         
Purchase consideration paid:                        
Cash paid   $ 100,000     $ 2,033,146     $ 2,133,146  
Acquisition payable     -       39,079       39,079  
Promissory notes     400,000       350,000       750,000  
Total purchase consideration paid   $ 500,000     $ 2,422,225     $ 2,922,225  

 

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March 31, 2021

 

The Company shall record acquisition and transaction related expenses in the period in which they are incurred. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, acquisition and transaction related expenses primarily consisted of legal fees of approximately $8,200 and $0, respectively. Additionally, the Company paid expenses and fees relating to the sale of Series E preferred stock in which a portion of the proceeds were used to pay the cash portion of the consideration (see Note 9).

 

NOTE 4 – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, accounts receivable, net consisted of the following:

 

    March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Accounts receivable   $ 475,452     $ 392,922  
Allowance for doubtful accounts     (1,700 )     (20,000 )
Accounts receivable, net   $ 473,752     $ 372,922  

 

NOTE 5 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, property and equipment consisted of the following:

 

    Useful Life   March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Delivery trucks and vehicles   3 - 6 years   $ 971,237     $ 761,652  
Equipment   1 - 5 years     51,301       3,470  
Subtotal         1,022,538       765,122  
Less: accumulated depreciation         (216,696 )     (166,315 )
Property and equipment, net       $ 805,842     $ 598,807  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, depreciation expense is included in general and administrative expenses and amounted to $50,381 and $14,188, respectively.

 

NOTE 6 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, intangible asset consisted of the following:

 

    Useful life   March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Customer relations   3 - 5 years   $ 2,490,161       -  
Non-compete agreement   5 years     150.000       -  
          2,640,161       -  
Less: accumulated amortization         (35,379 )     -  
        $ 2,604,782     $ -  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, amortization of intangible assets amounted to $35,379 and $0, respectively.

 

Amortization of intangible assets attributable to future periods is as follows:

 

Year ending March 31:   Amount  
2022   $ 577,825  
2023     577,825  
2024     551,892  
2025     453,342  
2026     443,898  
    $ 2,604,782  

 

NOTE 7 – CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES PAYABLE

 

August 30, 2019 convertible debt and related warrants

 

On August 30, 2019, the Company closed Securities Purchase Agreements (the “August 2019 Purchase Agreements”) with accredited investors. The August 2019 Notes and related August 2019 Warrants included down-round provisions under which the August 2019 Note conversion price and August 2019 Warrant exercise price could be affected, on a full-ratchet basis, by future equity offerings undertaken by the Company. During 2020 and prior, down-round protection was triggered. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the conversion price on the August 2019 Notes was $0.006 per share and the exercise price of any remaining August 2019 Warrants was $0.006 per share. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, convertible notes payable related to August 30, 2019 convertible debt amounted to $22,064, which consists of $22,064 of principal balance and default interest due.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

Q1/Q2 2020 convertible debt and related warrants

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued and sold to certain investors convertible promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $2,068,000 (the “Q1/Q2 2020 Notes”) and warrants to purchase up to 827,200 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Q1/Q2 2020 Warrants”). The Company received net proceeds of $1,880,000, which is net of a 10% original issue discounts of $188,000. The Q1/Q2 2020 Notes initially bore interest at 6% per annum and become due and payable on the date that is the 24-month anniversary of the original issue date of the respective Q1/Q2 2020 Note. During the existence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes), which includes, amongst other events, any default in the payment of principal and interest payments (including Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments) under any Q1/Q2 2020 Note or any other Indebtedness (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes), interest accrues at the lesser of (i) the rate of 18% per annum, or (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law. Commencing on the thirteenth month anniversary of the issuance of each Q1/Q2 2020 Note, monthly payments of interest and monthly principal payments, based on a 12-month amortization schedule (each, a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment”), was due and payable, until the Maturity Date (as defined in the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note), at which time all outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and all other amounts due and payable on such Q1/Q2 2020 Note will be immediately due and payable. The Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments are being paid in cash unless the investor requests payment in the Company’s Common Stock in lieu of a cash payment (each, a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note Stock Payment”). If a holder of a Q1/Q2 2020 Note requests a Q1/Q2 2020 Note Stock Payment, the number of shares of common stock issued will be based on the amount of the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment divided by 80% of the lowest VWAP (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) during the five Trading Day (as defined in the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note) period prior to the due date of such Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment.

 

The Q1/Q2 2020 Notes may be prepaid, provided that certain Equity Conditions, as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes, have been met (or any such failure to meet the Equity Conditions has been waived): (i) from each Q1/Q2 2020 Note’s respective original issuance date until and through the day that falls on the third month anniversary of such original issue date (each a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note 3 Month Anniversary”) at an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note and accrued and unpaid interest, and (ii) after the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note 3 Month Anniversary at an amount equal to 115% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note and accrued and unpaid interest. In the event that the Company closes a Public Offering, each holder may elect to: (x) have its principal and accrued interest prepaid directly from the proceeds of the Public Offering at the prices set forth above, (y) exchange its Q1/Q2 2020 Note at the closing of the Public Offering for the securities being issued in the Public Offering at the Public Offering prices based upon the outstanding principal, accrued interest and other charges, or (z) continue to hold its Q1/Q2 2020 Note(s). Except for a Public Offering and Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments, in order to prepay a Q1/Q2 2020 Note, the Company must provide at least 30 days’ prior written notice to the holder thereof, during which time the holder may convert its Q1/Q2 2020 Note in whole or in part at the applicable conversion price. The Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments are prepayments and are subject to prepayment penalties equal to 115% of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment.

 

In the event the Company consummates a Public Offering while the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes are outstanding, then 25% of the net proceeds of such offering will, within two business days of the closing of such Public Offering, be applied to reduce the outstanding obligations pursuant to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes. As the Equity Conditions have not been met, through March 31, 2021 and the date hereof, the Company has not prepaid any the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes, in whole or in part.

 

From the original issue date of a Q1/Q2 2020 Note until such Q1/Q2 2020 Note is no longer outstanding, such Q1/Q2 2020 Note is convertible, in whole or in part, at any time, and from time to time, into shares of Common Stock at the option of the holder. The “Conversion Price” in effect on any Conversion Date (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) means, as of any date of determination, $0.40 per share, subject to adjustment as provided therein and summarized below. If an Event of Default (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) has occurred, regardless of whether it has been cured or remains ongoing, the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes are convertible at the lower of: (i) $0.40 and (ii) 70% of the second lowest closing price of the common stock as reported on the Trading Market (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) during the 20 consecutive Trading Day (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) period ending and including the Trading Day immediately preceding the delivery or deemed delivery of the applicable notice of conversion. All such Conversion Price determinations are to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction that proportionately decreases or increases the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

In the third fiscal quarter of 2020, the great majority of principal amount of Q1/Q2 2020 Notes was exchanged for Common Stock at the conversion price that applied if an Event of Default occurred. It is the Company’s position (and it was the Company’s intent at issuance) that, to the extent the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes were converted for Common Stock at the advantageous conversion price applicable to post-Events of Default, the Q1/Q2 Notes are not also entitled to receive the Mandatory Default Payment (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) of 130% of principal amount. However, since a note holder could conceivably disagree with the Company’s position in this regard, the Company has decided, out of an abundance of caution and despite its confidence that its construction of the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes is the only correct one, to accrue a reserve as if a note holder were entitled both to convert its Q1/Q2 Notes at the advantageous conversion price applicable to post-Events of Default and to receive the Mandatory Default Payment of 130% on the entire original principal amount of Q1/Q2 2020 Notes. Hence, as of March 31, 2021, convertible notes payable and default interest due related to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes amounted to $736,866, which consists of $801,400 of principal and default penalty balances due and is net of unamortized debt discount of $64,535. On December 31, 2020, on the same construction of the Q1/Q2 Notes, convertible notes payable and default interest due related to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes amounted to $717,852, which consists of $801,400 of principal and default penalty balances due and is net of unamortized debt discount of $83,548.

 

April 20, 2020 convertible debt

 

On April 20, 2020, the Company issued and sold to an investor a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $456,500 (the “April 20 Note”). The April 20 Note contained a 10% original issue discount amounting to $41,500 for a purchase price of $415,000. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the April 20 Note because the investor converted previous notes and accrued interest due to him in the amount of $195,000 into the April 20 Note. In connection with the conversion of notes payable to the April 20 Note, the Company recorded a loss from debt extinguishment of $220,000. The April 20 Note initially bore interest at 6% per annum and becomes due and payable on April 20, 2022 (the “April 20 Note Maturity Date”). During the existence of an Event of Default (as defined in the April 20 Note), which includes, amongst other events, any default in the payment of principal and interest payment (including any April 20 Note Amortization Payments) under any note or any other indebtedness, interest accrues at the lesser of (i) the rate of 18% per annum, or (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law. Commencing on the thirteenth month anniversary of the April 20 Note, monthly payments of interest and monthly principal payments, based on a 12-month amortization schedule, will be due and payable (each, an “April 20 Note Amortization Payment”), until the April 20 Note Maturity Date, at which time all outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and all other amounts due and payable under the April 20 Note will be immediately due and payable. The April 20 Note Amortization Payments will be made in cash unless the investor payment in the Company’s common stock in lieu of a cash payment (each, an “April 20 Note Stock Payment”). If the investor requests an April 20 Note Stock Payment, the number of shares of common stock issued will be based on the amount of the applicable April 20 Note Amortization Payment divided by 80% of the lowest VWAP (as defined in the April 20 Note) during the five Trading Day (as defined in the April 20 Note) period prior to the due date of the April 20 Note Amortization Payment.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2021

 

The April 20 Note may be prepaid, provided that certain Equity Conditions, as defined in the April 20 Note, have been met (or any such failure to meet the Equity Conditions has been waived): (i) from April 20, 2020 until and through July 20, 2020 at an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the April 20 Note and accrued and unpaid interest, and (ii) after July 20, 2020 at an amount equal to 115% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the April 20 Note and accrued and unpaid interest. In the event that the Company closes a Public Offering, the holder may elect to: (x) have its principal and accrued interest prepaid directly from the proceeds of the Public Offering at the prices set forth above, (y) exchange its April 20 Note at the closing of the Public Offering for the securities being issued in the Public Offering at the Public Offering prices based upon the outstanding principal, accrued interest and other charges, or (z) continue to hold the April 20 Note. Except for a Public Offering and April 20 Note Amortization Payments, in order to prepay the April 20 Note, the Company must provide at least 30 days’ prior written notice to the holder, during which time the holder may convert the April 20 Note in whole or in part at the then applicable conversion price. For avoidance of doubt, the April 20 Note Amortization Payments will be prepayments and are subject to prepayment penalties equal to 115% of the April 20 Note Amortization Payment. In the event the Company consummates a Public Offering while the April 20 Note is outstanding, then 25% of the net proceeds of such offering will, within two business days of the closing of such Public Offering, be applied to reduce the outstanding obligations pursuant to the April 20 Note.

 

Until the April 20 Note is no longer outstanding, it is convertible, in whole or in part, at any time, and from time to time, into shares of common stock at the option of the investor. The “Conversion Price” in effect on any Conversion Date (as defined in the April 20 Note) means, as of any Conversion Date or other date of determination, the lower of: (i) $0.40 and (ii) 70% of the second lowest closing price of the common stock as reported on the Trading Market (as defined in the April 20 Note) during the 20 consecutive Trading Day (as defined in the April 20 Note) period ending and including the Trading Day immediately preceding the delivery or deemed delivery of the applicable notice of conversion. All such Conversion Price determinations are to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction that proportionately decreases or increases the common stock.

 

The April 20 Note includes a down-round provision under which the April 20 Note conversion price could be affected, by future equity offerings undertaken by the Company. During the year ended December 31, 2020, down-provisions were triggered. Since these instruments contained embedded derivatives, the trigger only effected the quantity and valuation of derivative liabilities and there was no other accounting effect. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the conversion price of the April 20 Note was $0.006 per share.

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, convertible notes payable related to the April 20 Note amounted to $69,300, which consists of $69,300 of default penalty balance due.

 

Other convertible debt

 

As discussed in Note 8 below, on August 28, 2020, a note payable with a principal balance due of $185,000 was cancelled and a new convertible note was entered into with a principal balance of $185,000. This new convertible note bears no interest and is payable in monthly payments of $7,500 commencing on September 1, 2020 until paid in full. The Holder shall have the right, at Holder’s option, at any time prior to the close of business five or more days prior to a payment of principal and interest, to convert any of such Holder’s Note, in whole or in part (in denominations of $20.000 or multiples of it), into that number of shares of common stock of the Company at the conversion price equal to the lowest closing price of the Company’s common stock on the OTC Market during the ten trading days ending the business day before the date of conversion. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company repaid $15,000 of this convertible note. On December 31, 2020, convertible notes payable related to the April 20 Note amounted to $170,000. In January 2021, the Company issued 15,454,546 shares of its common stock upon conversion of this convertible note.

 

Summary of derivative liabilities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, due to the non-payment of amortization payments due, substantially all convertible notes were deemed in default. Since the default principal due is convertible at the same default terms contained in the related convertible notes, the Company determined that various terms of the convertible notes discussed above caused derivative treatment of the embedded conversion options related to the principal and default principal due. Accordingly, under the provisions of ASC 815-40 - Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in an Entity’s Own Stock, the embedded conversion option related to the principal and default principal due were accounted for as derivative liabilities at the date of issuance and shall be adjusted to fair value through earnings at each reporting date. The fair value of the embedded conversion option derivatives related to the principal balance default principal due was determined using the Binomial valuation model. At the end of each period and on the date that debt is converted into common shares, the Company revalues the embedded conversion option derivative liabilities.

 

As discussed above, the Company issued debt that consists of the issuance of convertible notes with variable conversion provisions. The conversion terms of the convertible notes are variable based on certain factors, such as the future price of the Company’s common stock, default provisions and payment of amortization payments in stock. The number of shares of common stock to be issued is based on the future price of the Company’s common stock. The number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of each promissory note is indeterminate. Due to the fact that the number of shares of common stock issuable may exceed the Company’s authorized share limit, effective January 30, 2020, the equity environment is tainted and all convertible debentures and warrants are included in the value of the derivative. Pursuant to ASC 815-15 Embedded Derivatives, the fair values of the variable conversion option and warrants and shares to be issued were recorded as derivative liabilities. On January 30, 2020, the Company evaluated all outstanding warrants to determine whether these instruments are tainted and, due to reasons discussed above, all warrants outstanding were considered tainted. Accordingly, the Company recorded a reclassification from paid-in capital to derivative liabilities of $11,381,885 for warrants becoming tainted. On January 30, 2020, the fair value of the warrants to be reclassified to derivative liabilities was determined using the Binomial valuation model.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2021

 

In connection with the issuance of the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes and the warrants issued in February, March and April 2020, the Company determined that various terms of the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes and Q1/Q2 2020 Warrants, including the default provisions in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes discussed above, caused derivative treatment of the embedded conversion options and warrants. Accordingly, under the provisions of ASC 815-40 - Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in an Entity’s Own Stock, the embedded conversion option contained in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes and certain warrants were accounted for as derivative liabilities at the date of issuance and shall be adjusted to fair value through earnings at each reporting date. The fair value of the embedded conversion option derivatives and warrants was determined using the Binomial valuation model.

 

In connection with the issuance of the April 20 Note, the Company determined that various terms of the April 20 Note, including the default provisions in the April 20 Note discussed above, caused derivative treatment of the embedded conversion options and warrants. Accordingly, under the provisions of ASC 815-40 - Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in an Entity’s Own Stock, the embedded conversion option contained in the April 20 Note were accounted for as derivative liabilities at the date of issuance and shall be adjusted to fair value through earnings at each reporting date. The fair value of the embedded conversion option derivative was determined using the Binomial valuation model. At the end of each period and on the date that the April 20 Note are converted into common shares, the Company revalues the embedded conversion option derivative liabilities.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the fair value of the derivative liabilities, warrants and conversion option was estimated using the Binomial valuation model with the following assumptions:

 

      2021       2020  
Expected dividend rate     -       -  
Expected term (in years)     0.75 to 5.00       1.00 to 5.00  
Volatility     275.4% to 367.0 %     154.2% to 257.0 %
Risk-free interest rate     0.07% to 0.87 %     0.14% to 1.62 %

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, convertible promissory notes are as follows:

 

    March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Principal and default penalty amount   $ 892,764     $ 1,062,764  
Less: unamortized debt discount     (64,535 )     (83,548 )
Convertible notes payable, net     828,229       979,216  
Less: current portion of convertible notes payable     (828,229 )     (979,216 )
Convertible notes payable, net – long-term   $ -     $ -  

 

On March 31, 2021, the principal and default penalty amount due of $892,764 consisted of promissory note principal balances due of $181,000 and default penalty amounts due of $711,764. On December 31, 2020, the principal and default penalty amount due of $1,062,764 consisted of promissory note principal balances due of $351,000 and default penalty amounts due of $711,764.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, amortization of debt discounts related to convertible notes amounted to $19,013 and $764,943, respectively, which has been included in interest expense on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. The weighted average interest rate during the three months ended March 31, 2021was approximately 18.0%.

 

NOTE 8 – NOTES PAYABLE

 

Promissory notes

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, notes payable related to Assumed Secured Merchant Loans and promissory notes amounted to $80,490 and $80,490, respectively.

 

In connection with the acquisition of Prime EFS, the Company assumed several notes payable liabilities due to entities or individuals. These notes have effective interest rates ranging from 7% to 10% and are unsecured. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, remaining notes payable to an entity amounted to $40,000 and $40,000, respectively.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company entered into separate promissory notes with several individuals totaling $2,517,150, including $40,000 of a previous note rolled into these new notes, and received net proceeds of $2,238,900, net of original issue discounts of $238,250. These notes were due between 45 and 273 days from the respective note issuance date. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company repaid $1,118,400 of these notes. Additionally, during the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued 439,623 shares of its common stock and 439,623 five year warrants exercisable at $2.50 per share upon conversion of notes payable of $978,750 and accrued interest of $120,307 at a conversion price of $2.50 per share. Since the conversion price of $2.50 was equal to the fair value of the shares as determined by recent sales of the Company’s common shares, no beneficial feature conversion was recorded. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company borrowed additional fund from individuals of $443,000, and received net proceeds of $423,000, net of original issue discount of $20,000, the Company repaid $320,500 of these funds, and a note with a principal balance of $195,000 was transferred into the April 20, 2020 convertible note discussed above. Furthermore, on June 30, 2020, one of these notes with a principal balance due of $150,000 and accrued interest payable of $82,274 was settled and a new note was entered into with a principal balance of $200,000. This new note bores no interest and was payable in monthly payments of $7,500 commencing on July 1, 2020 until paid in full. The Company repaid $15,000 of such note. On August 28, 2020, this note payable with a principal balance due of $185,000 was cancelled and a new convertible note was entered into with a principal balance of $185,000 (See Note 7). On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, notes payable related to these individuals amounted to $220,000 and $220,000, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2021

 

On January 15, 2021, in connection with the acquisition of DDTI, the Company issued a promissory note in the amount of $400,000. The principal amount of $400,000 is payable in four installments of $100,000 plus accrued interest as follows: $100,000 plus accrued interest was due and paid on April 15, 2021, $100,000 plus accrued interest is due on July 15, 2021, $100,000 plus accrued interest is due on October 15, 2021 and $100,000 plus all remaining accrued interest is due on January 15, 2022. Interest accrues at 4% per annum. On March 31, 2021, the liability related to this note was $400,000.

 

On March 24, 2021, in connection with the acquisition of Cougar Express, the Company issued a promissory note in the amount of $350,000. The principal amount of $350,000 is payable in two installments of $175,000 plus accrued interest as follows: $175,000 plus accrued interest is due on September 23, 2021 and $175,000 plus all remaining accrued interest is due on March 23, 2022. Interest accrues at 6% per annum. On March 31, 2021, the liability related to this note was $350,000.

 

Equipment and auto notes payable

 

In connection with the acquisition of Prime EFS, the Company assumed several equipment notes payable liabilities due to entities. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, equipment notes payable to these entities amounted to $39,825 and $43,363, respectively.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company entered into auto financing agreements in the amount of $44,905 and $162,868, respectively. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, auto notes payable to these entities amounted to $143,699 and $151,710, respectively.

 

In November 2019, the Company entered into a promissory note for the purchase of five trucks in the amount of $460,510. The note is due in sixty monthly installments of $9,304. The first payment was paid in December 2019 and the remaining fifty-nine payments are due monthly commencing on January 27, 2020. The note is secured by the trucks and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s chief executive officer. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, equipment note payable to this entity amounted to $354,741 and $375,422, respectively.

 

In connection with the acquisition of DDTI, the Company assumed several truck notes payable liabilities due to entities. On March 31, 2021, truck notes payable to these entities amounted to $98,086.

 

In connection with the acquisition of Cougar Express, the Company assumed several equipment notes payable liabilities due to entities. On March 31, 2021, equipment notes payable to these entities amounted to $16,249.

 

Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Notes

 

On April 2, 2020, the Company’s subsidiary, Shypdirect, entered into a Paycheck Protection Program promissory note (the “Shypdirect PPP Loan”) with M&T Bank in the amount of $504,940 under the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (the “Paycheck Protection Program”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (the “CARES Act”). On April 28, 2020, the Shypdirect PPP Loan was approved and Shypdirect received the loan proceeds on May 1, 2020. Shypdirect used the proceeds for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of the CARES Act. The Shypdirect PPP Loan has a two-year term, matures on April 28, 2022, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments, less the amount of any potential forgiveness (discussed below), was to commence on November 28, 2020.

 

On April 15, 2020, the Company’s subsidiary, Prime EFS, entered into a Paycheck Protection promissory note (the “Prime EFS PPP Loan” and together with the Shypdirect PPP Loan, the “PPP Loans”) with M&T Bank in the amount of $2,941,212 under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act. On April 15, 2020, the Prime EFS PPP Loan was approved and Prime EFS received the loan proceeds on April 22, 2020. Prime EFS used the proceeds for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of the CARES Act. The Prime EFS PPP Loan has a two-year term, matures on April 16, 2022, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments, less the amount of any potential forgiveness (discussed below), was to commence on November 16, 2020.

 

Neither Prime EFS nor Shypdirect provided any collateral or guarantees for these PPP Loans, nor did they pay any facility charge to obtain the PPP Loans. These promissory notes provide for customary events of default, including, among others, those relating to failure to make payment, bankruptcy, breaches of representations and material adverse effects. Prime EFS and Shypdirect may prepay the principal of the PPP Loans at any time without incurring any prepayment charges. These PPP Loans may be forgiven partially or fully if the loan proceeds are used for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities, provided that such amounts are incurred during the twenty-four week period that commenced on May 1, 2020 and at least 60% of any forgiven amount has been used for covered payroll costs. The Company exhausted such funds in the third quarter of 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Shypdirect applied for full forgiveness of the Shypdirect PPP Loan. In the second quarter of 2021, Prime EFS applied for partial loan forgiveness on the Prime EFS PPP Loan in the amount of $2,691,884. However, any forgiveness of these PPP Loans is subject to approval by the SBA and M&T Bank and there is no guarantee that such forgiveness will be granted.

 

During 2020, prior to the acquisition of Cougar Express by the Company, Cougar Express entered into a Paycheck Protection Program promissory note (the “Cougar PPP Loan”) in the amount of $622,240 under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act. Pursuant to the Cougar Stock Purchase Agreement, the Company did not assume and shall not be responsible to pay the Cougar PPP loan. Cougar Express has filed for forgiveness of this loan and is waiting for the final determination by the bank and SBA. The prior shareholder of Cougar Express agreed to indemnify and hold the Buyer (and its directors, officers, employees and affiliates) harmless from and with respect to any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel (collectively, the “Losses”), related to or arising directly or indirectly out of, among other items, any claim that any portion or all of the Cougar PPP loan secured by Cougar Express is to be repaid to the lender. Since the Cougar PPP Loan was not forgiven as of March 31, 2021, the Company has reflected the Cougar PPP loan of $622,240 as outstanding on March 31, 2021 and the Company recorded a note receivable of $622,240 which is due from the prior shareholder of Cougar Express if the Cougar PPP Loan is not forgiven. Any forgiveness of the Cougar PPP Loan is subject to approval by the SBA and the bank and there is no guarantee that such forgiveness will be granted.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2021

 

On March 31, 2021 and 2020, notes payable consisted of the following:

 

    March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Principal amounts   $ 5,811,482     $ 4,357,138  
Less: current portion of notes payable     (5,344,048 )     (3,919,544 )
Notes payable – long-term   $ 467,434     $ 437,594  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, amortization of debt discounts related to notes payable amounted to $0 and $594,445, respectively, which has been included in interest expense on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

NOTE 9– STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Preferred stock

 

Series B preferred shares

 

In August 2019, the Company designated Series B Preferred Shares consisting of 1,700,000 shares with a par value of $0.001 and a stated value of $0.001. The Series B preferred shares have no voting rights and are not redeemable. Each share of Series B Preferred stock is convertible into one share of common stock at the option of the holder subject to beneficial ownership limitation.

 

On August 16, 2019, the Company issued 1,000,000 Series B preferred shares for services rendered to the former member of Prime EFS who was considered a related party. On July 24, 2020, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its common stock upon conversion of 1,000,000 shares of Series B Preferred shares.

 

On August 16, 2019, the Company issued 700,000 shares of Series B Preferred shares upon settlement of 700,000 shares of issuable common shares.

 

Series D preferred shares

 

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) created the Series D pursuant to the authority vested in the Board by the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to issue up to 10,000,0000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share. The Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation explicitly authorize the Board to issue any or all of such shares of preferred stock in one (1) or more classes or series and to fix the designations, powers, preferences and rights, the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, including dividend rights, dividend rates, conversion rights, voting rights, terms of redemption, redemption prices, liquidation preferences and the number of shares constituting any class or series, without further vote or action by the stockholders.

 

On July 20, 2020, the Board filed the Certificate of Designation of Preferences (“COD”), Rights and Limitations of Series D Preferred Stock (the “Series D COD”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada designating 1,250,000 shares of preferred stock as Series D. The Series D does not have the right to vote. The Series D has a stated value of $6.00 per share (the “Stated Value”). Subject only to the liquidation rights of the holders of Series B Preferred Stock that is currently issued and outstanding, upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the business of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary, the Series D is entitled to receive an amount per share equal to the Stated Value and then receive a pro-rata portion of the remaining assets available for distribution to the holders of common stock on an as-converted to common stock basis. Until July 20, 2021, the holders of Series D have the right to participate, pro rata, in each subsequent financing in an amount up to 25% of the total proceeds of such financing on the same terms, conditions and price otherwise available in such subsequent financing.

 

Subject to a beneficial ownership limitation and customary adjustments for stock dividends and stock splits, each share of Series D is convertible into 1,000 shares of common stock. A holder of Series D may not convert any shares of Series D into common stock if the holder (together with the holder’s affiliates and any persons acting as a group together with the holder or any of the holder’s affiliates) would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the conversion, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Series D COD. However, upon notice from the holder to the Company, the holder may decrease or increase the beneficial ownership limitation, which may not exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Series D COD, provided that any such increase or decrease in the beneficial ownership limitation will not take effect until 61 days following notice to the Company.

 

Approval of at least a majority of the outstanding Series D is required to: (a) amend or repeal any provision of, or add any provision to, the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or bylaws, or file any Certificate of Designation (however such document is named) or articles of amendment to create any class or any series of preferred stock, if such action would adversely alter or change in any respect the preferences, rights, privileges or powers, or restrictions provided for the benefit, of the Series D, regardless of whether any such action shall be by means of amendment to the Articles of Incorporation or bylaws or by merger, consolidation or otherwise or filing any Certificate of Designation, it being understood that the creation of a new security having rights, preferences or privileges senior to or on parity with the Series D in a future financing will not constitute an amendment, addition, alteration, filing, waiver or repeal for these purposes; (b) increase or decrease (other than by conversion) the authorized number of Series D; (c) issue any Series D, other than to the Investors; or (d) without limiting any provision hereunder, whether or not prohibited by the terms of the Series D, circumvent a right of the Series D.

 

On July 20, 2020 and July 22, 2020, the Company entered Exchange Agreements with two Investors to exchange outstanding August 2019 Notes and August 2019 Warrants for a newly created series of preferred stock designated the Series D Convertible Preferred Stock. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreements, the Investors exchanged August 2019 Notes with an aggregate remaining principal amount outstanding of $500,184, accrued interest payable of $85,827, and Warrants to purchase 423,159,293 shares of Common Stock for 522,726 shares of Series D (the “Exchange”). The Series D shares issued in the exchange had an equivalent fair value as if the investors had converted their debt to common stock at the contractual rate in the convertible notes and therefore, there was no gain or loss on the exchange, In connection with the issuance of the Series D shares, the Company recorded a loss on debt extinguishment of $239,678 which is associated with the fair market value of the excess shares issued upon conversion of other settlement amounts.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

During the period from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, the Company issued 522,726,000 shares of its common stock in connection with the conversion of 522,726 shares of Series D. The conversion ratio was 1,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series D based on the Series D COD. Accordingly, as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, no shares of Series D were outstanding.

 

These Series D preferred share issuances which were not redeemable were evaluated to determine whether temporary or permanent equity classification on the consolidated balance sheet was appropriate. As per the terms of the Series D preferred stock agreements, Series D preferred stock was not redeemable. As such, since Series D preferred stock was not redeemable, the Series D preferred stock was classified as permanent equity. The Company also concluded that the conversion rights under the Series D Preferred Stock were clearly and closely related to the equity host instrument. Accordingly, the conversion rights feature on the Series D Preferred Stock were not considered an embedded derivative that required bifurcation.

 

Series E preferred shares

 

To consummate the Series E Offering, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) created the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E”) pursuant to the authority vested in the Board by the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to issue up to 10,000,0000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, of which 7,049,999 are unissued and undesignated. The Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation explicitly authorize the Board to issue any or all of such shares of preferred stock in one (1) or more classes or series and to fix the designations, powers, preferences and rights, the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, including dividend rights, dividend rates, conversion rights, voting rights, terms of redemption, redemption prices, liquidation preferences and the number of shares constituting any class or series, without further vote or action by the stockholders.

 

On October 6, 2020, the Board filed the Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E COD”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada designating 562,250 shares of preferred stock as Series E. On December 28, 2020, the Board filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Amended Series E COD”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada. The Series E has a stated value of $13.34 per share (the “Stated Value”). Pursuant with the Amended Series E COD,

 

  Each holder of Series E has the right to cast the number of votes equal to the number of whole shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Series E held by such holder are convertible as of the applicable record date.
  Unless prohibited by Nevada law governing distributions to stockholders, for a period of one-year beginning with the Original Issuance Date, as defined, the Corporation shall have the right but not the obligation to redeem all outstanding Series E (and not any part of the Series E) at a price equal to 115% of (i) the Stated Value per share plus (ii) all unpaid dividends thereon. If the Company fails to redeem all outstanding Series E on the redemption date, it shall be deemed to have waived its redemption right.

 

Subject to a beneficial ownership limitation and customary adjustments for stock dividends and stock splits, each share of Series E shall be convertible into that number of shares of Common Stock calculated by dividing the Stated Value of each share of Series E being converted by the Conversion Price. The initial Conversion Price shall be $0.01 which shall be subject to adjustment as provided below. In addition, the Company shall issue the Holder converting all or any portion of Series E an additional sum (the “Make Good Amount”) equal to $210 for each $1,000 of Stated Value of the Series E converted pro-rated for amounts more or less than $1,000, increasing to $310 for each $1,000 of Stated Value during the Triggering Event Period (the “Extra Amount”). Subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, the Make Good Amount shall be paid in Shares of Common Stock, as follows: The number of shares of Common Stock issuable as the Make Good Amount shall be calculated by dividing the Extra Amount by the product of 80% times the average VWAP for the five Trading Days prior to the date a Holder delivered a notice of conversion to the Company (the “Conversion Date”). During the Triggering Event Period, the number of shares of Common Stock issuable as the Make Good Amount shall be calculated by dividing the Extra Amount by the product of 70% times the average VWAP for the five Trading Days prior to the Conversion Date.

 

Subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, at any time during the period commencing on the date of the occurrence of a Triggering Event and ending on the date of the cure of such Triggering Event (the “Triggering Event Period”), a Holder may, at such Holder’s option, by delivery of a conversion notice to the Company to convert all, or any number of Series E (such conversion amount of the Series E to be converted pursuant to this Section 6(b) (the “Triggering Event Conversion Amount”), into shares of Common Stock at the Triggering Event Conversion Price. The “Triggering Event Conversion Amount” means 125% of the Stated Value and the “Triggering Event Conversion Price” means $0.006.

 

Triggering events include, but are not limited to, (1) failure to satisfy Rule 144 current public information requirements; (2) ceasing to be a reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or failing to comply with the reporting requirements of a reporting company under the Exchange Act; (3) suspension from or termination of trading; (4) failure to reserve sufficient shares of Common Stock (after cure periods and subject to certain extensions); (5) various insolvency proceedings (subject to certain carveouts); (6) material breach of the Series E Offering transaction documents; and (7) failure to comply with conversion of any Series E shares when requested by the holder thereof.

 

If and whenever on or after the Initial Issuance Date but not after two years from the Original Issuance Date, the Company issues or sells, or is deemed to have issued or sold, additional shares of common stock, options, warrants of convertible instruments, other than an Exempt Issuance, for a consideration per share (the “Base Share Price”) less than a price equal to the Conversion Price in effect immediately prior to such issuance or sale or deemed issuance or sale (such Conversion Price then in effect is reflected to herein as the “Applicable Price”) (the foregoing a “Dilutive Issuance”), then immediately after such Dilutive Issuance, the conversion price then in effect shall be reduced to an amount equal to the Base Share Price.

 

From and after the Original Issuance Date, cumulative dividends on each share of Series E shall accrue, whether or not declared by the Board of Directors and whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of dividends, on a daily basis in arrears at the rate of 6% per annum based on a 360-day year on the Stated Value plus all unpaid accrued and accumulated dividends thereon. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company accrued dividends of $52,326 which has been included in accrued expenses on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

On a pari passu basis with the holders of Series D Convertible Preferred Stock that was issued and outstanding, upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the business of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary, the Series E is entitled to receive an amount per share equal to the Stated Value and then receive a pro-rata portion of the remaining assets available for distribution to the holders of Common Stock on an as-converted to Common Stock basis. Until the date that such Series E shareholder no longer owns at least 50% of the Series E, the holders of Series E have the right to participate, pro rata, in each subsequent financing in an amount up to 25% of the total proceeds of such financing on the same terms, conditions and price otherwise available in such subsequent financing.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

A holder of Series E may not convert any shares of Series E into Common Stock if the holder (together with the holder’s affiliates and any persons acting as a group together with the holder or any of the holder’s affiliates) would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the conversion, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Series E COD. However, upon notice from the holder to the Company, the holder may decrease or increase the beneficial ownership limitation, which may not exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Amended Series E COD, provided that any such increase or decrease in the beneficial ownership limitation will not take effect until 61 days following notice to the Company.

 

Approval of at least a majority of the outstanding Series E is required to: (a) amend or repeal any provision of, or add any provision to, the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or bylaws, or file any Certificate of Designation (however such document is named) or articles of amendment to create any class or any series of preferred stock, if such action would adversely alter or change in any respect the preferences, rights, privileges or powers, or restrictions provided for the benefit, of the Series E, regardless of whether any such action shall be by means of amendment to the Articles of Incorporation or bylaws or by merger, consolidation or otherwise or filing any Certificate of Designation, but the creation of a new security having rights, preferences or privileges senior to or on parity with the Series E in a future financing will not constitute an amendment, addition, alteration, filing, waiver or repeal for these purposes; (b) increase or decrease (other than by conversion) the authorized number of Series E; (c) issue any Series D Convertible Preferred Stock, (d) issue any Series E in excess of 562,250 or (e) without limiting any provision under the Series E COD, whether or not prohibited by the terms of the Series E, circumvent a right of the Series E.

 

On October 8, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with the investors party thereto (collectively the “Investors”) pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 47,977 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E”) and (ii) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 23,988,500 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 50% of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series E if the Series E were converted on October 8, 2020 (the “October 2020 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $640,000, or $13.34 per unit which is the stated value of each Series E share. The Company paid fees of $35,000 and received net proceeds of $605,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the October 2020 Series E Offering is $0.04 per share, subject to adjustment. Due to down-round provisions in the Warrants, the number of warrants was increased from 23,988,500 warrants to 95,954,000 warrants, and the exercise price was reduced to $0.01 per share.

 

On December 28, 2020 and December 30, 2020, the Company entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 57,400 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 76,571,429 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “December 2020 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $670,000, or $11.67 per unit. The Company paid fees of $112,000 and received net proceeds of $558,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the December 2020 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment. In connection with the issuance of the Series E and related warrants, the Company recorded a deemed dividend of $527,230 related to the beneficial conversion features of the Series E.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 310,992 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 414,857,146 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “Q1 2021 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $3,630,000, or $11.67 per unit. The Company paid fees of $372,000 and received net proceeds of $3,258,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the Q1 2021 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment. Additionally, the Company issued 82,971,429 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share. In connection with the issuance of the Series E and related warrants, during the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company recorded a deemed dividend of $777,510 related to the beneficial conversion features of the Series E.

 

In connection with the Series E Offerings, the Company entered into Registration Rights Agreements (the “Series E Registration Rights Agreements”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to file a registration statement on Form S-1 to register the resale of the shares of Common Stock issuable to the Investors upon conversion of the Series E Preferred Stock and exercise of the Warrants. Pursuant to the Series E Registration Rights Agreements, if a registration statement registering for resale all of the shares of common stock issuable under Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and Warrants (i) is not filed with the Commission by the Company within 30 days of the closing dates or any other registration statement, (ii) is not declared effective by the Commission by the Effectiveness Date of the initial registration statement (90 days following the closing date) or any other registration statement, or (iii) after the effective date of a registration statement, such registration statement ceases for any reason to remain continuously effective as to all registrable securities included in such registration statement for more than 30 calendar days during any 12-month period (any such failure or breach being referred to as an “Event”, and the date on which such Event occurs, being referred to as “Event Date”), then, in addition to any other rights the Holders may have under the Series E Registration Rights Agreements or under applicable law, on each such Event Date and on each monthly anniversary of each such Event Date (if the applicable Event shall not have been cured by such date) until the applicable Event is cured, the Company is obligated to pay to each Holder an amount in cash, as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, equal to 1% of the purchase price paid by such Holder pursuant to the Series E Purchase Agreement, during which such Event continues uncured. Also pursuant to the Series E Registration Rights Agreements, the partial liquidated damages provisions summarized above apply on a daily pro rata basis for any portion of a month prior to the cure of an Event. The Company did not file its initial registration statement within 30 days of the closing date of certain of the Registration Rights Agreements (the “Filing Events”) and such registration statement was not declared effective by the Commission by the Effectiveness Date of certain of the Registration Rights Agreements (the “Effectiveness Events”). The Company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 for the shares of Common Stock issuable to the Investors upon conversion of the Series E Preferred Stock and exercise of the Warrants (the “S-1 Registration Statement”) on April 22, 2021 (the “Filing Date”), which was declared effective by the Commission on May 5, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). The filing of the S-1 Registration Statement cured the Filing Events as of the Filing Date. The declaration of effectiveness of the S-1 Registration Statement cured the Effectiveness Events as of the Effective Date.

 

These Series E preferred share issuances with redemption provisions that permit the issuer to settle in either cash or common stock, at the option of the issuer, were evaluated to determine whether temporary or permanent equity classification on the consolidated balance sheet was appropriate. As per the terms of the Series E preferred stock agreements, the Company shall have the right but not the obligation to redeem all outstanding Series E (and not any part of the Series E) at a price equal to 115% of (i) the Stated Value per share plus (ii) all unpaid dividends thereon. As such, since Series E preferred stock is redeemable upon the occurrence of an event that is within the Company’s control, the Series E preferred stock is classified as permanent equity.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

The Company concluded that the Series E Preferred Stock represented an equity host and, therefore, the redemption feature of the Series E Preferred Stock was considered to be clearly and closely related to the associated equity host instrument. The redemption features did not meet the net settlement criteria of a derivative and, therefore, were not considered embedded derivatives that required bifurcation. The Company also concluded that the conversion rights under the Series E Preferred Stock were clearly and closely related to the equity host instrument. Accordingly, the conversion rights feature on the Series E Preferred Stock were not considered an embedded derivative that required bifurcation.

 

On December 8, 2020 the Company entered into an Engagement Agreement (the “Engagement Agreement”) with a placement agent to act as an exclusive selling/placement agent for the Company to assist in a financing for the Company. In connection with the engagement letter, the Company agreed to pay to the placement agent at each full or incremental closing of any equity financing, convertible debt financing, debt conversion or any instrument convertible or exercisable into the Company’s common stock (the “Securities Financing”) during the Exclusive Period which is for a period of 90 days from the date of execution of this Letter Agreement; (i) a cash transaction fee in the amount of 10% of the amount of the Securities Financing; and (ii) warrants (the “Warrants”) with a 5 year term and cashless exercise, equal to 10% of the amount of securities sold (on an as converted basis) in the Securities Financing, at an exercise price equal to the investor’s warrant exercise price of the Securities Financing. In connection with this Engagement Agreement, through December 31, 2020, the Company paid the placement agent cash of $67,000 and issued 15,314,285 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share. Additionally, during the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company paid the placement agent cash of $363,000 and issued 82,971,429 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share. The cash fee of $363,000 was charged against the proceeds of the offering in additional paid-in capital and there is no effect on equity for the placement agent warrants.

 

Common stock

 

On February 23, 2021, stockholders holding at least 51% of the voting power of the stock of the Company entitled to vote thereon consented, in writing, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, by adoption of the Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company to authorize an increase of the number of shares of common stock that the Company may issue to 10,000,000,000 shares, par value $0.001 (the “2021 Amendment”). The increase in the number of authorized share was needed to meet the share reserve requirements under the Series E.

 

The Company filed a preliminary information statement on Schedule 14C regarding the stockholders’ consent to the Authorized Share Increase Amendment with the SEC on March 3, 2021. This consent was sufficient to approve the 2021 Amendment under Nevada law. The Company filed a definitive information statement on Schedule 14C on March 15, 2021 and first mailed that information statement to stockholders on March 15, 2021.

 

Shares issued in connection with conversion of convertible debt and interest

 

On January 11, 2021, the Company issued 15,454,545 shares of its common stock in connection with the conversion of a convertible note payable of $170,000. The conversion price was based on contractual terms of the related debt.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company issued 5,290,406 shares of its common stock upon the partial conversion of a convertible note principal and default interest balances due of $310,894, and accrued interest payable of due of $30,625 at the contractual conversion price. The Company accounted for the partial conversion of these convertible notes pursuant to the guidance of ASC 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options. Under ASC 470-20, the Company recognized an aggregate loss on debt extinguishment upon conversion in the amount of $172,720 which is associated with the difference between the fair market value of the shares issued upon conversion and the conversion price and is equal to the fair value of the shares of common stock transferred upon conversion.

 

Stock options

 

Stock option activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are summarized as follows:

 

   

Number of

Options

   

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

   

Weighted Average

Remaining

Contractual Term

(Years)

   

Aggregate

Intrinsic Value

 
Balance Outstanding December 31, 2020     80,000     $ 8.84       3.58       -  
Granted     -       -                  
Cancelled     -       -                  
Balance Outstanding March 31, 2021     80,000     $ 8.84       3.33     $ -  
Exercisable, March 31, 2021     40,000     $ 8.84       3.33     $ -  

 

Warrants

 

Warrants issued in connection with Series E preferred shares

 

In connection with certain down-round provisions on the Series E warrants issued in October 2020, the Company increased the number of warrants by 71,965,500.

 

In connection with the sale of Series E preferred shares, during the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company issued warrants to purchase 414,857,146 shares of the Company’s common stock. Additionally, the Company issued 82,971,429 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share. (See Series E preferred shares above).

 

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March 31, 2021

 

Warrant activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are summarized as follows:

 

   

Number of Shares

Issuable Upon

Exercise of

Warrants

   

Weighted

Average Exercise

Price

   

Weighted Average

Remaining

Contractual Term

(Years)

   

Aggregate

Intrinsic Value

 
Balance Outstanding December 31, 2020     147,112,603       0.052       4.83     $ 1,780,356  
Granted     497,828,575       0.01                  
Increase in warrants related to price protection     71,965,500       0.01                  
Cancellations     -       -                  
Balance Outstanding March 31, 2021     716,906,678     $ 0.02       4.81     $ 16,475,530  
Exercisable, March 31, 2021     71,906,678     $ 0.02       4.81     $ 16,475,530  

 

NOTE 10 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Legal matters

 

From time to time, we may be involved in litigation relating to claims arising out of our operation in the normal course of business.

 

Disputes Between Prime EFS, ELRAC LLC, and Enterprise Leasing Company of Philadelphia, LLC

 

On or about January 10, 2020, Prime EFS was named as sole defendant in a civil action captioned ELRAC LLC v. Prime EFS, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, assigned Case No. 1 :20-cv-00211 (the “ELRAC Action”). The complaint in the ELRAC Action alleged that Prime EFS failed to pay in full for repairs allegedly required by reason of property damage to delivery vehicles leased by Prime EFS from ELRAC LLC (“ELRAC”) to conduct its business. The complaint sought damages of not less than $382,000 plus $58,000 in insurance claims that ELRAC believes were collected by the Company and not reimbursed to ELRAC.

 

ELRAC subsequently moved for a default judgment against Prime EFS. By letter to the court dated March 9, 2020, Prime EFS opposed entry of a default judgment and contended that all claims in the ELRAC Action were subject to mandatory arbitration clauses found in the individual lease agreements. On March 19, 2020, ELRAC filed a stipulation dismissing the ELRAC Action without prejudice and advised Prime EFS that it intends to file an arbitration at the American Arbitration Association alleging essentially identical claims.

 

During the period it was leasing vans and trucks from ELRAC and its affiliate, Enterprise Leasing Company of Philadelphia, LLC (“Enterprise PA” and, with ELRAC, “Enterprise”), Prime EFS paid $387,392 in deposits required by Enterprise as security for the payment of deductibles and uninsured damage to Enterprise’s fleet. Despite due demand, Enterprise never accounted to Prime EFS’s satisfaction regarding the application of these deposits. On June 10, 2020, Prime EFS therefore initiated an arbitration (the “Arbitration”) against Enterprise at the American Arbitration Association seeking the return of not less than $327,000 of these deposits.

 

On October 9, 2020, Enterprise filed its Answer and Counterclaims in the Arbitration. In its Answer, Enterprise denies liability to Prime for $327,000 or any other sum. In its Counterclaims, ELRAC seeks $382,000 in damages and Enterprise PA seeks $256,000 in damages. Enterprise also seeks $62,000 in insurance payments allegedly made by Utica to Prime EFS.

 

Prime EFS believes the Enterprise Answer and Counterclaims lack merit and intends to defend its position in the Arbitration vigorously. Nevertheless, given the amount of the Counterclaim and the documentation which Enterprise has submitted in the arbitration in support thereof, the Company continues to reflect a liability of $440,000, i.e., the amount originally claimed as damages by ELRAC in the ELRAC Federal Action, as a contingency liability on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. Based on our knowledge of the matter, as developed to date, we continue to agree with this estimate of probable total Company liability.

 

While it believes it has meritorious defenses to this action, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in the matter, as of March 31, 2021, Prime EFS had accrued a contingency liability of $440,000 for purposes of this matter.

 

Bellridge Capital, L.P. v. TLSS and John Mercadante

 

After discontinuing a prior action in federal court, on April 23, 2021, Bellridge Capital, L.P. (“Bellridge”) filed a civil action in New York Supreme Court, New York County, against TLSS and John Mercadante. This mater, the “Bellridge Action,” was assigned civil action number 652728/2021.

 

The complaint in the Bellridge Action asserts 11 causes of action: (1) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of a convertible promissory note issued June 18, 2018 (the “June 2018 Note”), which claim seeks $539,114.06 for allegedly unpaid principal plus interest, costs and expenses; (2) against TLSI, also allegedly for breach of June 2018 Note, which claim seeks $343,000 plus interest, costs and expenses for TLSI’s alleged failure to honor certain conversion notices in timely fashion; (3) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of a promissory note dated December 26, 2018 (the “December 2018 Note”), which claim seeks $196,699 plus interest, costs and expenses for amounts allegedly unpaid under the note; (4) against TLSI, purportedly for breach of an exchange agreement between Bellridge and TLSI dated April 13, 2019 (the “Exchange Agreement”), which claim seeks $3,337,500 plus costs and interest; (5) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for fraud in connection with the Exchange Agreement, which claim seeks $447,500 plus costs and interest; (6) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for negligent misrepresentation in connection with the Exchange Agreement, which claim seeks $447,500 plus costs and interest, in the alternative to the 5th claim; (7) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of certain preferred stock terms relating to the conversion of 31,500 series A preferred shares, which claim seeks not less than $57,960; (8) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for fraudulent inducement of an August 2019 subordination agreement, which claim seeks a declaration annulling the subordination agreement; (9) against TLSI, allegedly for failing to provide all consideration recited in a subordination letter, which claim seeks a declaration that Bellridge is discharged from its obligations under the subordination agreement; (10) against TLSI, allegedly for failing to honor a condition precedent to the subordination agreement, which claim seeks a declaration that Bellridge is discharged from any obligations under the subordination agreement; and (11) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of the subordination agreement and/or subordination letter, which claim seeks damages in an amount to be determined at trial.

 

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The purchase price stated in the June 2018 Note is $1,664,995. The principal amount of the June 2018 Note is $2,413,999.50. Hence the June 2018 Note was issued at a 33.33% discount (OID). The June 18 Note calls for the payment of interest computed at the rate of 10% per annum prior to any default. The term of the Note is one year. The June 2018 Note calls for the application of New York law. OID is treated as interest for purposes of the New York usury statutes (both civil and criminal). Since total interest payable under the Note at issuance was 41% per annum, for a period of one year, TLSI believes the June 2018 Note was void ab initio under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

The purchase price stated in the December 2018 Note is $300,000. The principal amount of the December 2018 Note is $330,000. Hence the December 2018 Note was issued at a 10% discount (OID). The Note calls for the payment of interest computed at the rate of 10% per annum prior to any default. The term of the Note is under 90 days; that is, it was made payable, in full, on March 15, 2019, after which the principal amount increases “by 30%” and default interest is due under the instrument at a rate of 18% per annum (§ 7(b)). The December 2018 Note, by its terms, is governed by New York law. As noted above, OID is to be treated as interest for purposes of the New York usury statutes (both civil and criminal). Since total interest payable under the Note, over its term of under 90 days, was more than 40% per annum, TLSI believes that the December 2018 Note, like the June 12018 Note, is void under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

When Bellridge offered to engage in the Exchange Agreement, Bellridge was able to dictate terms and extract concessions from TLSI that were commercially unreasonable and unconscionable. It was able to do so solely because of its violations of N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 Bellridge in July 2018. As such, TLSI believes the Exchange Agreement is null and void under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

The defendants in this action have until June 4, 2021, to serve answer to the complaint in this matter or to move against it. The defendants believe they have good defenses to all claims alleged in the matter, including without limitation the defense of usury as outlined above. Both the Company and Mr. Mercadante intend to defend this case vigorously.

 

Based on the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

SCS, LLC v. Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.

 

On January 14, 2021, a civil action was filed against the Company in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, captioned SCS, LLC v. Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. The case was assigned Case No. 50-2020-CA-012684-xxxx-MB.

 

The plaintiff in the case, SCS, LLC (“SCS”) alleges it is a limited liability company that entered into a renewable six-month consulting agreement with the Company dated September 5, 2019 and that the Company failed to make certain monthly payments due thereunder for the months of October 2019 through March 2020, summing to $42,000. The complaint alleges claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment and account stated.

 

On February 9, 2021, the Company filed its answer, defenses and counterclaims to this action. Among other things, the Company avers that SCS’s claims are barred by its unclean hands and breaches of its duties under the consulting agreement. SCS filed a motion to strike TLSI’s defenses and counterclaims and TLSI has opposed that application. Those motions remain sub judice.

 

The Company believes it has substantial defenses to all claims alleged in SCS’s complaint. The Company therefore intends to defend this case vigorously.

 

Based on the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Shareholder Derivative Action

 

On June 25, 2020, the Company was served with a putative shareholder derivative action filed in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida (the “Court”) captioned SCS, LLC, derivatively on behalf of Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. v. John Mercadante, Jr., Douglas Cerny, Sebastian Giordano, Ascentaur LLC and Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. The action has been assigned Case No. 2020-CA-006581.

 

The plaintiff in this action, SCS, alleges it is a limited liability company formed by a former chief executive officer and director of the Company, Lawrence Sands. The complaint alleges that between April 2019 and June 2020, the current chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, the current chief development officer of the Company and, since February 2020, the Company’s restructuring consultant, breached fiduciary duties owed to the Company. The Company’s restructuring consultant, defendant Sebastian Giordano, renders his services through another defendant in the action, Ascentaur LLC.

 

Briefly, the complaint alleges that the Company’s chief executive officer breached duties to the Company by, among other things, requesting, in mid-2019, that certain preferred equity holders, including SCS, convert their preferred shares into Company common stock in order to facilitate an equity offering by the Company and then not consummating an equity offering. The complaint also alleges that current management caused the Company to engage in purportedly wasteful and unnecessary transactions such as taking merchant cash advances (MCA) on disadvantageous terms. The complaint further alleges that current management “issued themselves over two million shares of common stock without consideration.” The complaint seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of the Company for breach of fiduciary duty, negligent breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, and civil conspiracy and the appointment of a receiver or custodian for the Company.

 

The Company’s current management has tendered the complaint to its directors’ and officers’ liability carrier for defense and indemnity purposes, which coverage is subject to a $250,000 self-insured retention. Company management, Mr. Giordano and Ascentaur LLC each advise that they deny each and every allegation of wrongdoing alleged in the complaint. Among other things, current management asserts that it made every effort to consummate an equity offering in late 2019 and early 2020 and could not do so solely because of the Company’s precarious financial condition. Current management also asserts it made clear to SCS and other preferred equity holders, before they converted their shares into common stock, that there was no guarantee the Company would be able to consummate an equity offering in late 2019 or early 2020. In addition, current management asserts that it received equity in the Company on terms that were entirely fair to the Company and entered into MCA transactions solely because there was no other financing available to the Company.

 

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On August 5, 2020, all defendants in this action moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Among other things, all defendants allege in their motion that, through this lawsuit, SCS is improperly attempting to second-guess business decisions made by the Company’s Board of Directors, based solely on hindsight (as opposed to any well-pleaded facts demonstrating a lack of care or good faith). All defendants also assert that the majority of the claims are governed by Nevada law because they concern the internal affairs of the Company. Defendants further assert that, under Nevada law, each of the business decisions challenged by SCS is protected by the business judgment rule. Defendants further assert that, even if SCS could rebut the presumption that the business judgment rule applies to all such transactions, SCS has failed to allege facts demonstrating that intentional misconduct, fraud, or a knowing violation of the law occurred—a requirement under Nevada law in order for director or officer liability to arise. Defendants further assert that, because SCS’s constructive fraud claim simply repackages Plaintiff’s claims for breach of fiduciary duty, it too must fail. Defendants also contend that in the absence of an adequately-alleged independent cause of action—let alone an unlawful agreement between the defendants entered into for the purpose of harming the Company, SCS’s claim for civil conspiracy must also be dismissed. Finally, defendants contend that SCS’s extraordinary request that a receiver or custodian be appointed to manage and supervise the Company’s activities and affairs throughout the duration of this unfounded action is without merit because SCS does not allege the Company is subject to loss so serious and significant that the appointment of a receiver or custodian is “absolutely necessary to do complete justice.”

 

SCS has a right to file court papers opposing the above motion and thereafter the defendants intend to file reply papers in further support of the motion (the “MTD”). To date, the court has not entered an order scheduling these filings or a hearing on the MTD.

 

While they hope to prevail on the motion, win or lose, current Company management, Mr. Giordano and Ascentaur LLC advise that they intend to mount a vigorous defense to this action, as they believe the action to be entirely bereft of merit.

 

It is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Frank Mazzola v. Prime EFS, et al.

 

On July 24, 2020, Prime EFS terminated the employment of Frank Mazzola effective that day. On July 27, 2020, Mr. Mazzola filed a Complaint and Jury Demand in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in which he named as defendants Prime EFS, the Company, John Mercadante and Douglas Cerny. The case was assigned # 1:20-CV-5788-VM. In this action, Mr. Mazzola alleges that he had an employment agreement with Prime EFS and that Prime EFS breached the alleged employment agreement through two alleged pay reductions and by terminating his employment. The Complaint contains eight counts: (1) breach of contract against Prime EFS; (2) breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing against Prime EFS; (3) intentional misrepresentation against Prime EFS, the Company and Mr. Mercadante; (4) negligent misrepresentation against Prime EFS, the Company and Mr. Mercadante; (5) tortious interference with contract against the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny; (6) tortious interference with prospective economic advantage against the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny; (7) conversion against all defendants; and (8) unjust enrichment against all defendants. Mr. Mazzola seeks specific performance of the alleged employment agreement and damages of not less than $3 million.

 

Without Answering the Complaint, on August 14, 2020, the defendants objected to the Complaint on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue and because the Complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. On August 25, 2020, the Court ordered Mr. Mazzola to respond to the defendant’s objections within three days. On August 28, 2020, Mr. Mazzola voluntarily withdrew the action.

 

On September 1, 2020, Mr. Mazzola served the defendants with a Complaint and Jury Demand that Mr. Mazzola filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County, docket number BER-L-004967-20. The Complaint alleged the same claims as those set forth in the Complaint that Mr. Mazzola had filed in the now withdrawn New York federal lawsuit. On September 28, 2020, the defendants removed the New Jersey state court lawsuit to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, which has been assigned civil action number 2:20-cv-13387-BRM-ESK. On October 5, 2020, all defendants filed a motion to dismiss each and every claim asserted against them in the New Jersey federal action.

 

On December 7, 2020, Mr. Mazzola filed an amended complaint in this action (the “AC”) alleging three (3) claims for relief: one for Breach of Contract against Prime EFS; one for “Piercing the Corporate Veil” against the Company; and one for “Fraudulent Inducement” against Messrs. Mercadante and Cerny.

 

The damages sought by each claim are identical: “approximately $2,000,000, representing $1,040,000 in [alleged] severance”; $759,038.41 in alleged “accrued but unpaid salary”; and non-cash benefits under the alleged executive employment agreement.

 

On January 11, 2021, Prime EFS filed an answer to the AC, denying, under the faithless servant doctrine and otherwise, that it has any liability to Mr. Mazzola for any of the amounts sought. Prime EFS also filed counterclaims against Mr. Mazzola seeking recoupment of not less than $925,492 in W-2 compensation paid to Mr. Mazzola; damages in the amount of $168,750 which Mr. Mazzola paid to his mother for a no-show job; and damages of not less than $500,000 for usurpation of corporate opportunities belonging to Prime EFS. Also, on January 11, 2021, the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny filed motions to dismiss the AC insofar as pled against them for failure to state a claim and for lack of personal jurisdiction.

 

On January 27, 2021, Prime EFS filed an amended answer to the AC, increasing the amount sought on its counterclaim for recoupment of income paid to Mr. Mazzola from $925,492 to $1,111,833.73 and adding a claim for indemnification for amounts paid by Prime EFS to resolve certain litigation against it such as the Valesky case (see below).

 

The motions to dismiss are currently sub judice. The case is currently in discovery.

 

Owing to the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

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Rosemary Mazzola v. TLSS and Douglas Cerny

 

On September 19, 2020, attorneys for Frank Mazzola’s mother, Rosemary Mazzola, filed an action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and Douglas Cerny. The case was assigned docket number 1:20-cv-7582 and assigned to USDJ Gregory H. Woods. In this action, Ms. Mazzola claims that the Company entered into and breached an unspecified contract by failing to pay her $94,000. In addition, the complaint claims that, although he was not a party to the unspecified contract, Mr. Cerny falsely represented that the Company intended to “repay” Ms. Mazzola $94,000 plus interest. The complaint seeks $94,000 from each defendant, plus late fees, costs, prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees and, from Mr. Cerny punitive damages in an unspecified amount. The complaint also alleges claims for account stated and breach of implied warranty of good faith and fair dealing, allegedly premised on the same indebtedness.

 

On November 23, 2020, counsel for Ms. Mazzola filed an Amended Complaint in this action, dropping Mr. Cerny and adding Prime EFS, LLC as a party. The new pleading demands $209,000 rather than the $94,000 in damages previously alleged. The new complaint alleges three claims: breach of contract against Prime EFS, alter ego liability against the company, and unjust enrichment against both the Company and Prime EFS. Ms. Mazzola also demands legal fees and expenses under a prevailing-party provision in the Amended Stock Purchase Agreement.

 

On January 29, 2021, both TLSI and Prime EFS, LLC timely moved to the dismiss the Amended Complaint. Opposition and reply papers on this motion were filed in February 2021. Meanwhile, on March 11, 2021, the court entered an order in the case requiring all fact discovery to be concluded by September 9, 2021.

 

As of December 31, 2020, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in this matter, a $94,000 liability is included in due to related parties on Prime EFS’s balance sheet as of such date. However, if the motion to dismiss is denied, TLSS and/or Prime will file counterclaims seeking at least $168,750 from Ms. Mazzola.

 

Owing to the early stage of this matter, it is not possible for us to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Jose R. Mercedes-Mejia v. Shypdirect LLC, Prime EFS LLC et al.

 

On August 4, 2020, an action was filed against Shypdirect, Prime EFS and others in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County captioned Jose R. Mercedes-Mejia v. Shypdirect LLC, Prime EFS LLC et al. The case was assigned docket number BER-L-004534-20. In this action, the plaintiff seeks reimbursement of his medical expenses and damages for personal injuries following an accident with a box truck leased by Prime EFS and being driven by a Prime EFS employee, in which the plaintiff’s ankle was injured. Plaintiff has thus far transmitted medical bills exceeding $789,000. Prime EFS and Shypdirect have demanded their vehicle liability carrier assume the defense of this action. To date, the carrier has not done so, allegedly inter alia because the box truck was not on the list of insured vehicles at the time of the accident.

 

On November 9, 2020, Prime EFS and Shypdirect filed their answer to the complaint in this action and also filed a third-party action against the insurance company in an effort to obtain defense and indemnity for this action. We intend to vigorously defend against this claim and to pursue the coverage action. However, we cannot evaluate the likelihood of an adverse outcome or estimate our liability, if any, in connection with this claim.

 

Valesky v. Prime EFS, Shypdirect and TLSI

 

Plaintiff, an ex-dispatcher for Prime EFS, brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. In April 2021, we settled this matter for a payment of $35,000.

 

Ynes Accilien v. Prime EFS

 

This action was brought on April 27, 2020 in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County by the plaintiff alleging injuries from a May 12, 2019 collision with a van leased by Prime EFS and operated by Prime EFS employees. The plaintiff has also filed a workers’ compensation claim. Prime EFS’s insurer has been defending this matter without charging Prime EFS, and the Company and Prime EFS expect that the insurer will ultimately indemnify Prime EFS for any damages assessed.

 

Default by Prime EFS on June 4, 2020 Settlement with Creditors

 

On June 4, 2020, Prime EFS LLC (“Prime EFS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, agreed with two related creditors (the “Creditors”) to a payment plan (the “Payment Plan”) to settle, without interest, a total outstanding balance of $2,038,556 (the “Outstanding Balance”) owed by Prime EFS to the Creditors.

 

Pursuant to the Payment Plan, Prime EFS was obligated to pay $75,000 to the Creditors on or before June 5, 2020 and $75,000 to the Creditors on or before June 12, 2020.

 

Thereafter, under the Payment Plan, beginning on June 19, 2020, Prime EFS was obligated to make weekly payments of $15,000 to the Creditors each Friday for 125 weeks ending with a final payment of $13,556 on November 18, 2022.

 

Under the Payment Plan, Prime EFS also agreed that, if it fails to make a scheduled payment or otherwise defaults on its obligations, the remaining Outstanding Balance would be accelerated and due, in full, within five business days after receipt by Prime EFS of a notice of default from the Creditors.

 

Under the Payment Plan, Prime EFS also agreed that, if Prime EFS does not pay the remaining Outstanding Balance within five business days after receipt of a notice of default, then the Creditors will be entitled to 9% per annum simple interest on the remaining Outstanding Balance from the date of default and to recover attorneys’ fees and costs for enforcement.

 

Prime EFS made the $75,000 payments due on each of June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020.

 

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Prime EFS also made each of the weekly payments due through Friday, September 18, 2020. However, Prime EFS did not make the payment due Friday, September 25, 2020, did not make any further weekly payment due under the Payment Plan, and has no present plan or intention to make any further payments under the Payment Plan because it lacks the cash-on-hand to do so.

 

By letter dated October 16, 2020, attorneys for the Creditors gave Prime EFS notice of default (the “Notice of Default”) under the settlement agreement that documents the Payment Plan and related terms and conditions. The Notice of Default correctly states that Prime EFS did not make the payment due under the Payment Plan on September 25, 2020 and has not made any further weekly payments since September 25, 2020. The Notice of Default correctly demands, under the settlement agreement that documents the Payment Plan and related terms and conditions, that, as of the day of Prime EFS’s default, Prime EFS owed the Creditors $1,678,556.06, which is accrued and included in insurance payable on the accompanying consolidated balance on December 31, 2020. In the Notice of Default, the Creditors reserve the right to institute legal proceedings against Prime EFS for its defaults under the Payment Plan, to seek default interest at 9% per annum and to seek the Creditors’ costs of collection.

 

To date, Prime EFS has not responded to the Notice of Default and has no present plan or intention to respond.

 

Dispute between Patrick Nicholson and Prime EFS

 

By letter dated October 9, 2020, attorneys representing Patrick Nicholson allege that Prime EFS is in default of its payment obligations under a “10% Senior Secured Demand Promissory Note” issued February 13, 2019, in the principal amount of $165,000, and under a second promissory note issued April 24, 2019 in the principal amount of $55,000.

 

In the demand, the attorneys for Mr. Nicholson allege the total balance owed, including interest, is $332,702.84 and that interest is continuing to accrue on each promissory note.

 

In the demand, the attorneys for Mr. Nicholson also contend that the Company is jointly and severally liable with Prime EFS for this balance.

 

If, as threatened, Mr. Nicholson files suit for non-payment under either or both promissory notes, it is anticipated that the defendants will mount a vigorous defense to the action. Among other things, it is Prime EFS’s position that Mr. Nicholson knew or should have known that the promissory notes dated February 13, 2019, and April 24, 2019 were invalid and unenforceable, since they were signed by Rosemary Mazzola, as owner or managing member of Prime, and it was public information that, after June 18, 2018, Ms. Mazzola was no longer an owner or managing member of Prime EFS.

 

Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in this matter, as of March 31, 2021, Prime EFS recorded notes payable due of $220,000 and accrued interest payable of $56,424.

 

Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Demand Letter

 

On March 2, 2021, Shypdirect received a demand letter from Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. (“Ryder”) related to a breach of the Truck Lease and Service Agreement between Shypdirect and Ryder, dated October 9, 2018. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder terminated the Truck Lease and Service Agreement for failure to pay invoices due. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder also elected to require Shypdirect to purchase all of the terminated Vehicle(s) in accordance with the agreement for $2,871,272. In connection with this breach, as of December 31, 2020, the Company wrote off security deposits of $164,565 and has a recorded contingent liability, owed solely by Shypdirect, of $2,871,272 which is related to the default on truck leases for non-payment of monthly lease payments and the lessor’s demand for payment of the trucks for an aggregate contingency loss of $3,035,837. Shypdirect intends to dispute this demand. In addition, Shypdirect has returned all of the trucks to Ryder as Shypdirect is no longer using them.

 

Other than discussed above, as of March 31, 2021, and as of the date of this filing, there were no pending or threatened lawsuits that could reasonably be expected to have a material effect on results of our operations.

 

Consulting Agreement

 

The Company retained the services of a consultant, Ascentaur, LLC (“Ascentaur”), pursuant to a Consulting Agreement between the Company and Ascentaur dated February 21, 2020, as amended (the “Consulting Agreement”). Under the Consulting Agreement, Sebastian Giordano, the CEO and principal of Ascentaur, provides management services to the Company in the role of chief executive under direction of the Board. Mr. Giordano devotes the majority of his business attention to the Company, but he may spend time on other business ventures. The Consulting Agreement runs until January 31, 2023 (“Termination Date”), unless earlier terminated by an employment agreement between Mr. Giordano and the Company. As consideration for Mr. Giordano’s services, Ascentaur receives a base consulting fee of $300,000 annually, payable in installments of $12,500 twice a month and is eligible for bonuses based on certain Company revenue, EBITDA, market capitalization or capital raise milestones. In addition, upon approval by the Board, Ascentaur received stock warrants to purchase up to 25,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.06 per share. Mr. Giordano is also eligible for the Company’s standard medical and dental plans. Upon any termination of the Consulting Agreement by the Company without “Cause,” by Mr. Giordano for “Good Reason,” or by expiration and non-renewal of the Consulting Agreement as of the Termination, Mr. Giordano will receive (i) a separation payment equal to one year’s worth of the base consulting fee, (ii) all accrued and unpaid bonuses and (iii) accelerated vesting of all unvested options he may have received. The Company and Mr. Giordano have also, as required by Nevada Revised Statutes Section 78.751, entered into an Indemnity Agreement (the “Indemnity Agreement”) whereby the Company indemnifies Mr. Giordano and Ascentaur, to the fullest extent as provided by Nevada corporate law, for all fees, costs and charges (including attorneys’ fees) for any actual or threatened claims against him, except to the extent that Mr. Giordano’s actions constituted gross negligence; criminal, fraudulent or reckless misconduct; or with respect to any criminal actions of Mr. Giordano that the Company had reasonable cause to believe were unlawful.

 

Leases

 

See Note 12. 

 

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On March 2, 2021, Shypdirect received a demand letter from Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. (“Ryder”) related to a breach of the Truck Lease and Service Agreement between Shypdirect and Ryder, dated October 9, 2018. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder terminated the Truck Lease and Service Agreement for failure to pay invoices due. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder elected to require Shypdirect to purchase all of the terminated Vehicle(s) in accordance with the agreement for $2,871,272. In connection with this breach, as of December 31, 2020, the Company wrote off security deposits of $164,565 and has a recorded contingent liability of $2,871,272 which is related to the default on truck leases for non-payment of monthly lease payments and the lessor’s demand for payment of the trucks for an aggregate contingency loss of $3,035,837. The Company intends to dispute this demand and has returned all of the trucks to Ryder as Shypdirect is no longer using the trucks and accordingly, the trucks are not included as assets in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, contingency liability related to the Ryder termination amounted to $2,871,272.

 

NOTE 11– RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES

 

Due to related parties

 

In connection with the acquisition of Prime EFS, the Company acquired a balance of $14,019 that was due from the former majority owner of Prime EFS, Rosemary Mazzola. Pursuant to the terms of the SPA, the Company agreed to pay $489,174 in cash to the former majority owner of Prime EFS who then advanced back the $489,174 to Prime EFS. During the period from Acquisition Date of Prime EFS (June 18, 2018) to December 31, 2018, the Company repaid $216,155 of this advance. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company repaid $130,000 of this advance. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company repaid $35,000 of this advance. This advance is non-interest bearing and is due on demand. On December 31, 2020, amount due to this former majority owner of Prime amounted to $94,000, and have been included in due to related parties on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. On March 31, 2021, amount due to this former majority owner of Prime amounted to $94,000, and have been included in accrued expenses on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet since Ms. Mazzola is no longer considered a related party.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, a former employee of Prime EFS who exerted significant influence over the business of Prime EFS and Shypdirect, Frank Mazzola, advanced the Company $88,000. Additionally, during the year ended December 31, 2020, this employee advanced the Company $75,000 and was repaid $163,000. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company paid this employee interest of $57,200 related to these working capital advances. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, amounts due to this former related party employee amounted to $0.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, an entity which is controlled by a former employee of Prime EFS who exerted significant influence over the business of Prime EFS and Shypdirect, Frank Mazzola, advanced the Company $25,000. In January 2020, this advance was repaid. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company paid this entity interest expense of $27,500 related to 2019 working capital advances made. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, amounts due to this former related party entity amounted to $0.

 

On December 22, 2020, the Company’s chief executive officer advanced the Company $30,000. The advance is non-interest bearing and payable on demand. On December 31, 2020, amount due to the chief executive officer amounted to $30,000 and has been included in due to related parties on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet. On January 29, 2021, the Company repaid this advance.

 

Notes payable – related parties

 

On July 3, 2019, the Company entered into a note agreement with an entity that is controlled by the Company’s chief executive officer’s significant other, in the amount of $500,000. Commencing on September 3, 2019 and continuing on the third day of each month thereafter, payments of interest only on the outstanding principal balance of this note is due and payable. Commencing on January 3, 2020 and continuing on the third day of each month thereafter through January 3, 2021, equal payments of principal and interest will be made. The principal amount of this note and all accrued, but unpaid interest under this note was due and payable on the earlier to occur of (i) January 3, 2021 (the “CEO Note Maturity Date”), or (ii) an Event of Default (as defined in the note agreement). The payment of all or any portion of the principal and accrued interest may be paid prior to the CEO Note Maturity Date. Interest accrues with respect to the unpaid principal sum identified above until such principal is paid at a rate equal to 18% per annum. All past due principal and interest on this Note will bear interest from maturity of such principal or interest until paid at the lesser of (i) 20% per annum, or (ii) the highest rate allowed by applicable law. To date, no repayments have been made on this related party note. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, interest payable to related parties amounted to $195.884 and $173,692 and is included in due to related parties on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets, respectively. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, notes payable – related party amounted to $500,000 and $500,000, respectively. On March 17, 2021, the Company and the noteholder entered into a forbearance agreement whereby the Holder agreed to forbear from prosecuting any enforcement efforts in respect of the Note and extended the payment of the note until December 31, 2021.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, interest expense associated with advances from related parties, related party notes payable and convertible notes payable to related parties amounted to $22,192 and $107,138 and is included in interest expense – related parties on the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

NOTE 12 – OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE (“ROU”) ASSETS AND OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES

 

In December 2018, the Company entered into a lease agreement for the lease of office and warehouse space and parking spaces under a non-cancelable operating lease through December 2023. From the lease commencement date until the last day of the second lease year, monthly rent will be $14,000. At the beginning of the 30th month following the commencement date and through the end of the term, minimum rent will be $14,420 per month. The Company will have one option to renew the term of this lease for an additional five years. In January 2019, the Company paid a security deposit of $28,000.

 

In July 2019, the Company entered into a 4.5-year lease agreement for the lease of office and warehouse space and parking spaces under a non-cancelable operating lease through February 2024. From the lease commencement date until the last day of the second lease year, monthly rent will be $10,000. At the beginning of the 25th month following the commencement date and through the end of the term, minimum rent will be $10,500 per month. The Company will have one option to renew the term of this lease for an additional five years. In July 2019, the Company paid a security deposit of $20,000.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

In July 2019, the Company entered into a five-year lease agreement for the lease of office and warehouse space and parking spaces under a non-cancelable operating lease through August 2024. During the first year on the lease term, the base monthly rent will be $18,000 and will increase by 3% each lease year. Additionally, the Company will pay its portion of operating expenses. The Company will have one option to renew the term of this lease for an additional five years. As of December 31, 2019, the Company paid a security deposit of $18,000.

 

On January 15, 2021, in connection with the acquisition of DDTI, the Company assumed leases for trucks with remaining terms over twelve months.

 

In adopting ASC Topic 842, Leases (Topic 842), the Company has elected the ‘package of practical expedients’, which permit it not to reassess under the new standard its prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs (see Note 2). In addition, the Company elected not to apply ASC Topic 842 to arrangements with lease terms of 12 month or less.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, in connection with these operating leases, other miscellaneous rental payments and common area maintenance costs, the Company recorded rent expense of $133,955 and $164,350, respectively, which is expensed during the period and included in operating expenses on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized sublease income of $108,035 and $67,831 which is included in other income on the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of operations, respectively.

 

The significant assumption used to determine the present value of the lease liability was a discount rate of 10% to 12% which was based on the Company’s estimated incremental borrowing rate.

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, right-of-use asset (“ROU”) is summarized as follows:

 

    March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Office leases and truck right of use assets   $ 2,028,708     $ 1,984,320  
Less: accumulated amortization into rent expense or cost of sales     (636,341 )     (539,046 )
Balance of ROU assets as of end of period   $ 1,392,367     $ 1,445,274  

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, operating lease liabilities related to the ROU assets are summarized as follows:

 

    March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020  
Lease liabilities related to office and truck leases right of use assets   $ 1,432,116     $ 1,483,460  
Less: current portion of lease liabilities     (400,102 )     (380,843 )
Lease liabilities – long-term   $ 1,032,014     $ 1,102,617  

 

On March 31, 2021, future minimum base lease payments due under non-cancelable operating leases are as follows:

 

Year ended March 31,   Amount  
2022   $ 548,794  
2023     547,375  
2024     488,156  
2025     101,296  
Total minimum non-cancelable operating lease payments     1,685,621  
Less: discount to fair value     (253,505 )
Total lease liability on March 31, 2021   $ 1,432,116  

 

NOTE 13 – CONCENTRATIONS

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, two customers, Amazon and Federal Express, represented 77.5% and 16.3% of the Company’s total net revenues, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, one customer, Amazon, represented 97.9% of the Company’s total net revenues. On March 31, 2021, four customers, represented 70.0% of the Company’s accounts receivable balance (32.0%, 11.3%, 15.4% and 11.3%, respectively). On June 19, 2020, Amazon notified Prime EFS in writing that Amazon does not intend to renew the In-Force Agreement when that agreement expires. In the Prime EFS Termination Notice, Amazon stated that the In-Force Agreement expires on September 30, 2020. Additionally, on July 17, 2020, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020. However, on August 3, 2020, Amazon offered pursuant to the Aug. 3 Proposal to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS agrees to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, Prime EFS releases any and all claims it may have against Amazon, and Prime EFS covenants not to sue Amazon. On August 4, 2020, the Company, Prime EFS and Shypdirect accepted the Aug. 3 Proposal. The termination of the Amazon last-mile business had a material adverse impact on the Company’s business in the 1st fiscal quarter of 2021 and will have a material impact thereafter. As expected, the Company’s mid-mile business with Amazon terminated on or about May 14, 2021.  Unless and until this business is resumed or replaced, its loss will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s business in the 2nd fiscal quarter of 2021 and thereafter. As of May 17, 2021, the Company is still operating and plans to continue operating in the long-haul business.

 

During the three months year ended March 31, 2021 and 2010, the Company rented delivery vans and trucks from a limited number of vendors, some of which the Company has legal issues with (see Note 10). Any shortage of supply of vans and trucks available to rent to the Company could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

All revenues are derived from customers in the United States.

 

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March 31, 2021

 

NOTE 14 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Sale of Series E preferred shares and warrants

 

During April 2021, the Company entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 32,127 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 42,857,143 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “April 2021 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $375,000, or $11.67 per unit. The Company paid fees of $42,500 and received net proceeds of $332,500. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the April 2021 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment. Additionally, the Company issued 8,571,4293 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share.

 

Shares issued in connection with conversion of Series E preferred shares

 

During the period from April 1, 2021 to May 17, 2021, the Company issued 352,560,190 shares of its common stock in connection with the conversion of 210,232 shares of Series E. The conversion ratio was based on the Series E certificate of designation, as amended.

 

Shares issued upon exercise of warrants

 

During the period from April 1, 2021 to May 17, 2021, the Company issued 46,333,436 shares of its common stock in connection with the cashless exercise of 75,700,286 warrants. The exercise price was based on contractual terms of the related warrant.

 

In May 2021, the Company received proceeds of $100,000 from the exercise of 10,000,000 warrants at $0.01 per share.

 

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

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

 

Statements made in this Form 10-Q that are not historical or current facts are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). These statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximate” or “continue,” or the negative thereof. We intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors for such statements. We wish to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Any forward-looking statements represent management’s best judgment as to what may occur in the future. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and important factors beyond our control that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical results of operations and events and those presently anticipated or projected. Factors that may affect the results of our operations include, among others: whether the OTC Markets Group approves our application to OTCQB; our ability to successfully execute our business strategies, including integration of acquisitions and the future acquisition of other businesses to grow our Company; customers’ cancellation on short notice of master service agreements from which we derive a significant portion of our revenue or our failure to renew such master service agreements on favorable terms or at all; our ability to attract and retain key personnel and skilled labor to meet the requirements of our labor-intensive business or labor difficulties which could have an effect on our ability to bid for and successfully complete contracts; the ultimate geographic spread, duration and severity of the coronavirus outbreak and the effectiveness of actions taken, or actions that may be taken, by governmental authorities to contain the outbreak or ameliorate its effects; our failure to compete effectively in our highly competitive industry, which could reduce the number of new contracts awarded to us or adversely affect our market share and harm our financial performance; our ability to adopt and master new technologies and adjust certain fixed costs and expenses to adapt to our industry’s and customers’ evolving demands; our history of losses, deficiency in working capital and a stockholders’ deficit and our inability to achieve sustained profitability; material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting and our ability to maintain effective controls over financial reporting in the future; our substantial indebtedness, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to meet our payment obligations; the impact of new or changed laws, regulations or other industry standards that could adversely affect our ability to conduct our business; and changes in general market, economic, social and political conditions in the United States and global economies or financial markets, including those resulting from natural or man-made disasters.

 

Other important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” as well as those discussed elsewhere in this report and as set forth from time to time in our other public filings and public statements. You should not assume that material events subsequent to the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q have or have not occurred. In addition to the other information included in this report, including the factors identified in Part II Item 1A of this report, and our other public filings and releases, a discussion of factors affecting our business is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and should be considered while evaluating our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

 

You should read this report in its entirety and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We may not update these forward-looking statements, even in the event that our situation changes in the future, except as required by law. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

 

Effects of COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global disruptions have affected our businesses, as well as those of our customers and their third-party suppliers and sellers. To serve our customers while also providing for the safety of our employees and service providers, we have adapted numerous aspects of our logistics and transportation processes. We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and expect to continue to adapt our operations to address federal, state, and local standards as well as to implement standards or processes that we determine to be in the best interests of our employees, customers, and communities.

 

As reflected in the discussion below, the impact of the pandemic and actions taken in response to it had minimal effects on our results of operations. We are experiencing higher net sales, which reflect increased demand, particularly as more people are staying at home, for household staples and other essential products, partially offset by decreased demand for discretionary consumer products, delayed procurement and shipment of non-priority products, and supply chain interruptions. Other effects include increased fulfillment costs and cost of sales, primarily due to investments in employee hiring, pay, and benefits, as well as costs to maintain safe workplaces, and higher shipping costs. We expect to continue to be affected by possible procurement and shipping delays, supply chain interruptions, higher product demand in certain categories, lower product demand in other categories, and increased fulfillment costs and cost of sales as a percentage of net sales through at least Q2 2021, although it is not possible to determine the duration and spread of the pandemic or such actions, the ultimate impact on our results of operations during 2021, or whether other currently unanticipated consequences of the pandemic are reasonably likely to materially affect our results of operations.

 

Termination of agreement with Amazon

 

On June 19, 2020, Amazon Logistics, Inc. (“Amazon”) notified Prime EFS in writing (the “Prime EFS Termination Notice”), that Amazon did not intend to renew its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Agreement with Prime EFS when that agreement (the “In-Force Agreement”) expired. In the Prime EFS Termination Notice, Amazon stated that the In-Force Agreement expired on September 30, 2020.

 

Additionally, on July 17, 2020, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Amazon Relay Carrier Terms of Service (the “Program Agreement”) between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020 (the “Shypdirect Termination Notice”). However, on August 3, 2020, Amazon offered to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS would agree to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, release any and all claims it may have had against Amazon, and covenant not to sue Amazon (the “Aug. 3 Proposal”). On August 4, 2020, the Company, Prime EFS and Shypdirect accepted the Aug. 3 Proposal.

 

Approximately 77.5% of the Company’s revenue of $1,491,699 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was attributable to Shypdirect’s mid-mile and long-haul business with Amazon. The termination of the Amazon last-mile business on September 30, 2020 had a material adverse impact on the Company’s business beginning in the 4th fiscal quarter of 2020. Additionally, as expected, the Company’s mid-mile business with Amazon terminated on or about May 14, 2021. Unless and until this business is resumed or replaced, its loss will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s business in the 2nd fiscal quarter of 2021 and thereafter. As of May 17, 2021, the Company is still operating and plans to continue operating in the long-haul business.

 

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The Company will continue to: (i) seek to replace its lost Amazon business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute our restructuring plan, commenced in February 2020.

 

Overview

 

Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. (“TLSS” or the “Company”) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada, on July 25, 2008. The Company operates through its active subsidiaries as a logistics and transportation company specializing in ecommerce fulfillment, last mile deliveries, two-person home delivery, mid-mile, and long-haul services for predominantly online retailers.

 

On March 30, 2017 (the “Closing Date”), TLSS and Save On Transport Inc. (“Save On”) entered into a Share Exchange Agreement, dated as of the same date (the “Share Exchange Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Share Exchange Agreement, on the Closing Date, Save On became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TLSS (the “Reverse Merger”). Save On was incorporated in the state of Florida and started business on July 12, 2016. On May 1, 2019, the Company entered into a share exchange agreement with Save On and Steven Yariv, whereby the Company returned all of the stock of Save On to Steven Yariv in exchange for Mr. Yariv conveying 1,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company back to the Company. In addition, the Company granted an aggregate of 80,000 options to certain employees of Save On.

 

On June 18, 2018 (the “Acquisition Date”), the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding membership interests of Prime EFS, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company (“Prime EFS”), from its members pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Stock Purchase Agreement entered into among the Company and the Prime EFS members on the Acquisition Date (the “SPA”). Prime EFS was a New Jersey based transportation company with a focus on deliveries for on-line retailers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania until it ceased operations on September 30, 2020.

 

On July 24, 2018, we formed Shypdirect LLC (“Shypdirect”), a company organized under the laws of New Jersey. Shypdirect is a transportation company with a focus on tractor trailer and box truck deliveries of product on the east coast of the United States from one distributor’s warehouse to another warehouse or from a distributor’s warehouse to the post office. However, the Company ceased its box truck delivery service early in the second quarter of 2021.

 

On November 13, 2020, we formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Shyp FX, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey (“Shyp FX”). On January 15, 2021, through Shyp FX, we executed an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) and closed a transaction to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Double D Trucking, Inc., a northern New Jersey-based logistics provider specializing in servicing Federal Express over the past 25 years (“DDTI”). The purchase price was $100,000 of cash and a promissory note of $400,000. The principal assets involved in the acquisition were vehicles for cargo transport, system equipment for vehicle tracking and navigation of vehicles, and delivery route rights together with assumption of associated customer relationships. The acquisition of DDTI made the Company an approved contracted service provider of FedEx, which, the Company believes fits in well with its current geographic coverage area and may lead to additional expansion opportunities within the FedEx network.

 

On November 16, 2020, we formed a wholly owned subsidiary, TLSS Acquisition, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware (“TLSS Acquisition”). On March 24, 2021, TLSS Acquisition acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Cougar Express, Inc., a New York-based full-service logistics provider specializing in pickup, warehousing and delivery services in the tri-state area (“Cougar Express”). The purchase price was $2,000,000 of cash plus cash for the acquisition of security deposits, a cash payment equal to 50% of the difference between cash and accounts receivable acquired and accounts payable assumed, less the assumption of truck loans and leases, and a promissory note of $350,000. The previous owner of Cougar Express is barred from competing with the Cougar Express business for five years. Cougar Express was a family-owned full-service transportation business that has been in operation for more than 30 years providing one-to-four person deliveries and offering white glove services. It utilizes its own fleet of trucks, warehouse/driver/office personnel and on-call subcontractors from its convenient and secure New York JFK airport area location, allowing it to pick-up and deliver throughout the New York tri-state area. Cougar Express serves a diverse base of approximately 50 commercial accounts, which are freight forwarders that work with some of the most notable retail businesses in the country. We believe that the acquisition of Cougar Express fits our current business plan, given Cougar Express’s demographic location, services offered, and diversified customer base, and given that it would provide us with a long-standing, well-run profitable operation as a step to begin replacing the revenue it lost as a result of Amazon’s terminating its delivery service provider business. Furthermore, we believe that, because Cougar Express is strategically based in New York and serves the tri-state area, organic growth opportunities will be available for expanding its footprint into our primary base of operations in New Jersey, as well as efficiencies that could be derived by leveraging Shypdirect’s operational capabilities.

 

On February 21, 2021, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Shyp CX, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the State of New York (“Shyp CX”).

 

The following discussion highlights the results of our operations and the principal factors that have affected the Company’s consolidated financial condition as well as its liquidity and capital resources for the periods described and provides information that management believes is relevant for an assessment and understanding of the consolidated financial condition and results of operations presented herein. The following discussion and analysis are based on the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this Quarterly Report, which have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. You should read the discussion and analysis together with such condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 include a summary of our significant accounting policies and should be read in conjunction with the discussion below.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Accounting Estimates

 

The methods, estimates, and judgments that we use in applying our accounting policies have a significant impact on the results that we report in our consolidated financial statements. Some of our accounting policies require us to make difficult and subjective judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates regarding matters that are inherently uncertain. Significant estimates included in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes include the valuation of accounts receivable, the useful life of property and equipment, the valuation of intangible assets, the valuation of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, the valuation of right of use assets and related liabilities, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-lived assets, estimates of current and deferred income taxes and deferred tax valuation allowances, the fair value of non-cash equity transactions, the valuation of derivative liabilities, the valuation of beneficial conversion features, and the value of claims against the Company.

 

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We have identified the accounting policies below as critical to our business operation:

 

Accounts receivable

 

Accounts receivable are presented net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses. The Company reviews the accounts receivable on a periodic basis and makes general and specific allowances when there is doubt as to the collectability of individual balances. In evaluating the collectability of individual receivable balances, the Company considers many factors, including the age of the balance, a customer’s historical payment history, its current credit worthiness, and current economic trends. Accounts are written off after exhaustive efforts at collection.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

In accordance with ASC Topic 360, we review long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable, or at least annually. We recognize an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

Derivative financial instruments

 

We have certain financial instruments that are embedded derivatives associated with capital raises. We evaluate all our financial instruments to determine if those contracts or any potential embedded components of those contracts qualify as derivatives to be separately accounted for in accordance with ASC 810-10-05-4 and 815-40. This accounting treatment requires that the carrying amount of any embedded derivatives be recorded at fair value at issuance and marked-to-market at each balance sheet date. In the event that the fair value is recorded as a liability, as is the case with the Company, the change in the fair value during the period is recorded as either other income or expense. Upon conversion, exercise or repayment, the respective derivative liability is marked to fair value at the conversion, repayment or exercise date and then the related fair value amount is reclassified to other income or expense as part of gain or loss on extinguishment.

 

In July 2017, FASB issued ASU No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260); Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480); Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): (Part I) Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features. These amendments simplify the accounting for certain financial instruments with down-round features. The amendments require companies to disregard the down-round feature when assessing whether the instrument is indexed to its own stock, for purposes of determining liability or equity classification.

 

Leases

 

On January 1, 2019, we adopted ASU No. 2016-02, applying the package of practical expedients to leases that commenced before the effective date whereby the Company elected to not reassess the following: (i) whether any expired or existing contracts contain leases and (ii) initial direct costs for any existing leases. For contracts entered into on or after the effective date, at the inception of a contract the Company assessed whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. The Company’s assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether we obtain the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the period, and (3) whether it has the right to direct the use of the asset. We will allocate the consideration in the contract to each lease component based on its relative stand-alone price to determine the lease payments. We have elected not to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases that have a term of 12 months or less.

 

Operating lease ROU assets represents the right to use the leased asset for the lease term and operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at the commencement date. As most leases do not provide an implicit rate, we use an incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the adoption date in determining the present value of future payments. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

Revenue recognition and cost of revenue

 

We adopted ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition. This ASC is based on the principle that revenue is recognized to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This ASC also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer service orders, including significant judgments.

 

We recognize revenues and the related direct costs of such revenue which generally include compensation and related benefits, gas costs, insurance, parking and tolls, truck rental fees, and maintenance fees as of the date the freight is delivered which is when the performance obligation is satisfied. In accordance with ASC Topic 606, we recognize revenue on a gross basis. Our payment terms are net seven days from acceptance of delivery. We do not incur incremental costs obtaining service orders from our customers, however, if we did, because all of our customer contracts are less than a year in duration, any contract costs incurred would be expensed rather than capitalized. The revenue that we recognize arises from deliveries of packages on behalf of the Company’s customers. Primarily, our performance obligations under these service orders correspond to each delivery of packages that we make under the service agreements. Control of the delivery transfers to the recipient upon delivery. Once this occurs, we have satisfied our performance obligation and we recognize revenue.

 

Management has reviewed the revenue disaggregation disclosure requirements pursuant to ASC 606 and determined that no further disaggregation disclosure is required to be presented.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation –Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee, director, or non-employee is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. We have elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur as permitted under ASU 2016-09 Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Our condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern and, accordingly, do not include adjustments relating to the recoverability and realization of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue our operation.

 

We expect we will require additional capital to meet our long-term operating requirements. We expect to raise additional capital through, among other things, the sale of equity or debt securities.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared with the three months ended March 31, 2020

 

The following table sets forth our revenues, expenses and net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The financial information below is derived from our condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Quarterly Report.

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
Revenues   $ 1,491,699     $ 8,635,060  
Cost of revenues     1,898,778       7,855,749  
Gross profit (loss)     (407,079 )     779,311  
Operating expenses     1,229,305       1,566,488  
Loss from operations     (1,636,384 )     (787,177 )
Other expenses, net     (632,796 )     (2,666,161 )
Net loss     (2,269,180 )     (3,453,338 )
Deemed dividend related to ratchet adjustment, beneficial conversion features, and accrued dividends     (829,836 )     (18,696,012 )
Net loss attributable to common shareholders   $ (3,099,016 )   $ (22,149,350 )

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenues

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, our revenues were $1,491,699 as compared to $8,635,060 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $7,143,361, or 82.7%. This decrease was primarily a result of a decrease in revenue attributable to Prime EFS’s last-mile DSP business of $4,894,974, a decrease in revenue from Shypdirect’s mid-mile and long-haul business with Amazon of $2,405,722, and a decrease in revenue from other customers of $142,380. These decreases were offset from revenues generated from our newly acquired companies, DDTI and Cougar Express, of $242,568 and $57,147, respectively.

 

As discussed above, approximately 77.5% of our revenue of $1,491,699 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was attributable to Shypdirect’s mid-mile and long-haul business with Amazon. The termination of the Amazon last-mile business on September 30, 2020 had a material adverse impact on the Company’s business beginning in the 4th fiscal quarter of 2020. Additionally, as expected, the Company’s mid-mile business with Amazon terminated on or about May 14, 2021.  Unless and until this business is resumed or replaced, its loss will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s business in the 2nd fiscal quarter of 2021 and thereafter. As of May 17, 2021, the Company is still operating and plans to continue operating in the long-haul business.

 

We will continue to: (i) seek to replace the lost Amazon business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute our restructuring plan, commenced in February 2020. In connection thereto, in January 2021, we completed the acquisition of DDTI and in March 2021, we completed the acquisition of Cougar Express, as discussed elsewhere.

 

Cost of Revenues

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, our cost of revenues was $1,898,778 compared to $7,855,749 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $5,956,971, or 75.8%. Cost of revenues consists of truck and van rental fees, insurance, gas, maintenance, parking and tolls, and compensation and related benefits. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, Prime EFS received a bill for approximately $304,000 for excess wear and tear on trucks that were rented for its last-mile DSP business that terminated in September 2020, which is included in cost of sales.

 

Gross Profit (Loss)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a gross loss of $407,079, or (27.3)% of revenues, as compared to gross profit of $779,311, or 9.0% of revenues, for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $1,186,390, or 152.2%. The decrease in gross profit for the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 primarily resulted from a decrease in revenues and a decrease in operational efficiencies in Prime EFS and Shypdirect due to the termination of the Amazon last-mile business and decrease in revenues from our mid-mile and long-haul business. Additionally, as discussed above, during the three months ended March 31, 2021, Prime EFS received a bill for approximately $304,000 for excess wear and tear on trucks that were rented for its last-mile DSP business that terminated in September 2020.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, total operating expenses amounted to $1,229,305 as compared to $1,566,488 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $337,183, or 21.5%. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, operating expenses consisted of the following:

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
Compensation and related benefits   $ 368,609     $ 742,045  
Legal and professional fees     530,538       414,810  
Rent     133,955       164,350  
General and administrative expenses     196,203       245,283  
Total Operating Expenses   $ 1,229,305     $ 1,566,488  

 

Compensation and related benefits

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, compensation and related benefits amounted to $368,609 as compared to $742,045 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $373,436, or 50.3%. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the overall decrease in compensation and related benefits was attributable to a decrease in compensation paid to significant employees and the reduction of staff.

 

Legal and professional fees

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, legal and professional fees were $530,538 as compared to $414,810 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $115,728, or 27.9%. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had an increase in legal fees of $151,523 related to an increase in ongoing legal matters, an increase in accounting fees of $96,766 incurred in the 2021 period that we incurred in the second quarter of 2020, and an increase in other professional fees of $54,779. These increases were offset by a decrease in consulting fees of $187,340 due to a decrease in the use of consultants used for business development.

 

Rent expense

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, rent expense was $133,955 as compared to $164,350 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $30,395, or 18.5%. This decrease was attributable to a decrease in rented parking spaces pursuant to short-term operating leases related to the Prime EFS and Shypdirect businesses.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, general and administrative expenses were $196,203 as compared to $245,283 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $49,080, or 20.0%. This decrease is primarily attributable to cost-cutting measures taken.

 

Loss from operations

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, loss from operations amounted to $1,636,384 as compared to $787,177 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $849,207, or 107.9%.

 

Other expenses (income)

 

Total other expenses (income) include interest expense, derivative expense, gain on debt extinguishment, and other income. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, other expenses (income) consisted of the following:

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
Interest expense   $ 83,509     $ 3,046,727  
Interest expense – related parties     22,192       107,138  
Gain on debt extinguishment     (59,853 )     (275,034 )
Other income     (108,035 )     (67,831 )
Derivative expense (income)     694,983       (144,839 )
Total Other Expenses, net   $ 632,796     $ 2,666,161  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, aggregate interest expense was $105,701 and $3,153,865, respectively, a decrease of $3,048,164, or 96.7%. During the three months ended March 31,2020, we incurred a 30% default interest penalty of $1,387,785, which was included in interest expense. We did not incur this expense during the 2021 period. Additionally, the decrease in interest expense was attributable to a decrease in interest-bearing loans due to the conversion of debt to equity and a decrease in the amortization of original issue discount.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the net gain on extinguishment of debt was $59,853 and $275,034, respectively, a decrease of $215,181. The gains on debt extinguishment were attributable to the settlement of convertible debt and warrants, the settlement of secured merchant loans, the conversion of convertible debt, and the settlement of other payables.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we recorded other income of $108,035 and $67,831 which primarily related to the collection of rental income from the sublease of excess office, warehouse, and parking spaces.

 

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For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, derivative expense (income) was $694,983 and $(144,839), respectively, a change of $839,822. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we recorded a derivative expense (income) related to the calculated initial derivative fair value of conversion options and warrants. Additionally, we adjusted our derivative liabilities to fair value and recorded derivative expense or income.

 

Net Loss

 

Due to factors discussed above, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, net loss amounted to $2,269,180 and $3,453,338, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, net loss attributable to common shareholders, which included a deemed dividend related to price protection, beneficial conversion features on preferred stock, and the dividends accrued on Series E preferred stock of $829,836 and $18,696,012, amounted to $3,099,016, or $(0.00) per basic and diluted common share, and $22,149,350, or $(1.79) per basic and diluted common share, respectively.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Liquidity is the ability of a company to generate funds to support its current and future operations, satisfy its obligations, and otherwise operate on an ongoing basis. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had a cash balance of $662,914 and $579,283, respectively. Our working capital deficit was $18,968,045 on March 31, 2021. We reported a net increase in cash for the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to December 31, 2020 of $83,631 primarily as a result of net cash proceeds received from the sale of Series E preferred stock units of $3,258,000, offset by the use of net cash for acquisitions of $2,123,115 and by cash used in operations.

 

We do not believe that our existing working capital and our future cash flows from operating activities will provide sufficient cash to enable us to meet our operating needs and debt requirements for the next twelve months. Our revenues decreased significantly since the fourth quarter of 2020 due to the termination of the Amazon last-mile business. Additionally, as discussed elsewhere, during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and on or about May 14, 2021, the date of termination of the Amazon Relay Carrier Terms of Service between Amazon and Shypdirect, there has been a significant decrease in cash flows from operations. We are seeking to (i) replace its last-mile DSP business and supplement its mid-mile and long-haul business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute our restructuring plan, commenced in February 2020. In connection thereto, in January 2021, we completed the asset acquisition of DDTI and in March 2021, we completed the acquisition of Cougar Express, as discussed elsewhere.

 

Additionally, we are seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund our operations in the future. Although we have historically raised capital from sales of shares of common stock, the sale of Series E preferred stock, and from the issuance of convertible promissory notes and notes payable, there is no assurance that we will be able to continue to do so. If we are unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that we will need to curtail our operations.

 

Recent Financing Activities

 

August 30, 2019 convertible debt and related warrants

 

On August 30, 2019, the Company closed Securities Purchase Agreements (the “August 2019 Purchase Agreement”) with accredited investors. The August 2019 Notes and related August 2019 Warrants included down-round provisions under which the August 2019 Note conversion price and August 2019 Warrant exercise price could be affected, on a full-ratchet basis, by future equity offerings undertaken by the Company. During 2020 and prior, down-round protection was triggered. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the conversion price on the August 2019 Notes was $0.006 per share and the exercise price of the any remaining August 2019 Warrants was $0.006 per share. On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, convertible notes payable related to August 30, 2019 convertible debt amounted to $22,064, which consists of $22,064 of principal balance and default interest due.

 

Q1/Q2 2020 convertible debt and related warrants

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we issued and sold to certain investors convertible promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $2,068,000 (the “Q1/Q2 2020 Notes”) and warrants to purchase up to 827,200 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Q1/Q2 2020 Warrants”). We received net proceeds of $1,880,000, which is net of a 10% original issue discounts of $188,000. The Q1/Q2 2020 Notes initially bore interest at 6% per annum and become due and payable on the date that is the 24-month anniversary of the original issue date of the respective Q1/Q2 2020 Note. During the existence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes), which includes, amongst other events, any default in the payment of principal and interest payments (including Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments) under any Q1/Q2 2020 Note or any other Indebtedness (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes), interest accrues at the lesser of (i) the rate of 18% per annum, or (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law. Commencing on the thirteenth month anniversary of the issuance of each Q1/Q2 2020 Note, monthly payments of interest and monthly principal payments, based on a 12-month amortization schedule (each, a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment”), was due and payable, until the Maturity Date (as defined in the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note), at which time all outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and all other amounts due and payable on such Q1/Q2 2020 Note will be immediately due and payable. The Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments are being paid in cash unless the investor requests payment in the Company’s Common Stock in lieu of a cash payment (each, a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note Stock Payment”). If a holder of a Q1/Q2 2020 Note requests a Q1/Q2 2020 Note Stock Payment, the number of shares of common stock issued will be based on the amount of the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment divided by 80% of the lowest VWAP (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) during the five Trading Day (as defined in the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note) period prior to the due date of such Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment.

 

The Q1/Q2 2020 Notes may be prepaid, provided that certain Equity Conditions, as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes, have been met (or any such failure to meet the Equity Conditions has been waived): (i) from each Q1/Q2 2020 Note’s respective original issuance date until and through the day that falls on the third month anniversary of such original issue date (each a “Q1/Q2 2020 Note 3 Month Anniversary”) at an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note and accrued and unpaid interest, and (ii) after the applicable Q1/Q2 2020 Note 3 Month Anniversary at an amount equal to 115% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note and accrued and unpaid interest. In the event that the Company closes a Public Offering, each holder may elect to: (x) have its principal and accrued interest prepaid directly from the proceeds of the Public Offering at the prices set forth above, (y) exchange its Q1/Q2 2020 Note at the closing of the Public Offering for the securities being issued in the Public Offering at the Public Offering prices based upon the outstanding principal, accrued interest and other charges, or (z) continue to hold its Q1/Q2 2020 Note(s). Except for a Public Offering and Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments, in order to prepay a Q1/Q2 2020 Note, the Company must provide at least 30 days’ prior written notice to the holder thereof, during which time the holder may convert its Q1/Q2 2020 Note in whole or in part at the applicable conversion price. The Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payments are prepayments and are subject to prepayment penalties equal to 115% of the Q1/Q2 2020 Note Amortization Payment.

 

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In the event the Company consummates a Public Offering while the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes are outstanding, then 25% of the net proceeds of such offering will, within two business days of the closing of such Public Offering, be applied to reduce the outstanding obligations pursuant to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes. As the Equity Conditions have not been met, through March 31, 2021 and the date hereof, we have not prepaid any the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes, in whole or in part.

 

From the original issue date of a Q1/Q2 2020 Note until such Q1/Q2 2020 Note is no longer outstanding, such Q1/Q2 2020 Note is convertible, in whole or in part, at any time, and from time to time, into shares of Common Stock at the option of the holder. The “Conversion Price” in effect on any Conversion Date (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) means, as of any date of determination, $0.40 per share, subject to adjustment as provided therein and summarized below. If an Event of Default (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) has occurred, regardless of whether it has been cured or remains ongoing, the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes are convertible at the lower of: (i) $0.40 and (ii) 70% of the second lowest closing price of the common stock as reported on the Trading Market (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) during the 20 consecutive Trading Day (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) period ending and including the Trading Day immediately preceding the delivery or deemed delivery of the applicable notice of conversion. All such Conversion Price determinations are to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction that proportionately decreases or increases the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

In the third fiscal quarter of 2020, the great majority of principal amount of Q1/Q2 2020 Notes was exchanged for Common Stock at the conversion price that applied if an Event of Default occurred. It is the Company’s position (and it was the Company’s intent at issuance) that, to the extent the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes were converted for Common Stock at the advantageous conversion price applicable to post-Events of Default, the Q1/Q2 Notes are not also entitled to receive the Mandatory Default Payment (as defined in the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes) of 130% of principal amount. However, since a note holder could conceivably disagree with the Company’s position in this regard, the Company has decided, out of an abundance of caution and despite its confidence that its construction of the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes is the only correct one, to accrue a reserve as if a note holder were entitled both to convert its Q1/Q2 Notes at the advantageous conversion price applicable to post-Events of Default and to receive the Mandatory Default Payment of 130% on the entire original principal amount of Q1/Q2 2020 Notes. Hence, as of March 31, 2021, convertible notes payable and default interest due related to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes amounted to $736,866, which consists of $801,400 of principal and default penalty balances due and is net of unamortized debt discount of $64,535. On December 31, 2020, on the same construction of the Q1/Q2 Notes, convertible notes payable and default interest due related to the Q1/Q2 2020 Notes amounted to $717,852, which consists of $801,400 of principal and default penalty balances due and is net of unamortized debt discount of $83,548.

 

April 20, 2020 convertible debt

 

On April 20, 2020, we issued to an investor a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $456,500 (the “April 20 Note”). The April 20 Note contained a 10% original issue discount amounting to $41,500 for a purchase price of $415,000. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the April 20 Note because the investor converted previous notes and accrued interest due to him in the amount of $195,000 into the April 20 Note. In connection with the conversion of notes payable to the April 20 Note, we recorded a loss from debt extinguishment of $220,000. The April 20 Note bore interest at 6% per annum and becomes due and payable on April 20, 2022 (the “April 20 Note Maturity Date”). During the existence of an Event of Default (as defined in the April 20 Note), which includes, amongst other events, any default in the payment of principal and interest payment (including any April 20 Note Amortization Payments) under any note or any other indebtedness, interest accrues at the lesser of (i) the rate of 18% per annum, or (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law. Commencing on the thirteenth month anniversary of the April 20 Note, monthly payments of interest and monthly principal payments, based on a 12-month amortization schedule, will be due and payable (each, an “April 20 Note Amortization Payment”), until the April 20 Note Maturity Date, at which time all outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and all other amounts due and payable under the April 20 Note will be immediately due and payable. The April 20 Note Amortization Payments will be made in cash unless the investor requests payment in the Company’s common stock in lieu of a cash payment (each, an “April 20 Note Stock Payment”). If the investor requests an April 20 Note Stock Payment, the number of shares of common stock issued will be based on the amount of the applicable April 20 Note Amortization Payment divided by 80% of the lowest VWAP (as defined in the April 20 Note) during the five Trading Day (as defined in the April 20 Note) period prior to the due date of the April 20 Note Amortization Payment.

 

The April 20 Note may be prepaid, provided that certain Equity Conditions, as defined in the April 20 Note, have been met (or any such failure to meet the Equity Conditions has been waived): (i) from April 20, 2020 until and through July 20, 2020 at an amount equal to 105% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the April 20 Note and accrued and unpaid interest, and (ii) after July 20, 2020 at an amount equal to 115% of the aggregate of the outstanding principal balance of the April 20 Note and accrued and unpaid interest. In the event that the Company closes a Public Offering, the holder may elect to: (x) have its principal and accrued interest prepaid directly from the proceeds of the Public Offering at the prices set forth above, (y) exchange its April 20 Note at the closing of the Public Offering for the securities being issued in the Public Offering at the Public Offering prices based upon the outstanding principal, accrued interest and other charges, or (z) continue to hold the April 20 Note. Except for a Public Offering and April 20 Note Amortization Payments, in order to prepay the April 20 Note, the Company must provide at least 30 days’ prior written notice to the holder, during which time the holder may convert the April 20 Note in whole or in part at the then applicable conversion price. For avoidance of doubt, the April 20 Note Amortization Payments will be prepayments and are subject to prepayment penalties equal to 115% of the April 20 Note Amortization Payment. In the event the Company consummates a Public Offering while the April 20 Note is outstanding, then 25% of the net proceeds of such offering will, within two business days of the closing of such Public Offering, be applied to reduce the outstanding obligations pursuant to the April 20 Note.

 

Until the April 20 Note is no longer outstanding, it is convertible, in whole or in part, at any time, and from time to time, into shares of common stock at the option of the investor. The “Conversion Price” in effect on any Conversion Date (as defined in the April 20 Note) means, as of any Conversion Date or other date of determination, the lower of: (i) $0.40 and (ii) 70% of the second lowest closing price of the common stock as reported on the Trading Market (as defined in the April 20 Note) during the 20 consecutive Trading Day (as defined in the April 20 Note) period ending and including the Trading Day immediately preceding the delivery or deemed delivery of the applicable notice of conversion. All such Conversion Price determinations are to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction that proportionately decreases or increases the common stock.

 

On March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, convertible notes payable related to the April 20 Note amounted to $69,300, which consists of $69,300 of default penalty balance due.

 

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Sale of Series E Preferred Stock

 

On October 8, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with the investors party thereto (collectively the “Investors”) pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 47,977 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E”) and (ii) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 23,988,500 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 50% of the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series E if the Series E were converted on October 8, 2020 (the “October 2020 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $640,000, or $13.34 per unit which is the stated value of each Series E share. We paid fees of $35,000 and received net proceeds of $605,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the October 2020 Series E Offering is $0.04 per share, subject to adjustment. Due to down-round provisions in the Warrants, the number of warrants was increased from 23,988,500 warrants to 95,954,000 warrants, and the exercise price was reduced to $0.01 per share.

 

On December 28, 2020 and December 30, 2020, we entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 57,400 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 76,571,429 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “December 2020 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $670,000, or $11.67 per unit. We paid fees of $112,000 and received net proceeds of $558,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the December 2020 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 310,992 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 414,857,146 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “Q1 2021 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $3,630,000, or $11.67 per unit. We paid fees of $372,000 and received net proceeds of $3,258,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the Q1 2021 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment. Additionally, we issued 82,971,429 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share.

 

Conversions of Convertible Notes, Warrants and Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The Company’s trading price quoted on the OTC Pink market fell from $3.50 per share on January 8, 2020 to $0.034 on March 31, 2021. This drop, together with anti-dilution protection features contained in the August 2019 Notes and August 2019 Warrants that were triggered upon the issuance of convertible debt beginning in January 2020, caused the conversion prices of most of the Company’s outstanding notes and the exercise price of many of the Company’s outstanding warrants, to fall to $0.006. Beginning in February 2020, note holders began converting the outstanding principal of their notes into substantial quantities of shares of the Company’s common stock. During the period from February 25, 2020 to December 31, 2020, we issued 1,013,408,088 shares of our common stock in connection with the conversion of convertible notes payable and default interest of $8,353,965, accrued interest of $553,596, and fees of $9,080. Additionally, on January 11, 2021, we issued 15,454,545 shares of its common stock in connection with the conversion of a convertible note payable of $170,000. The conversion price was based on contractual terms of the related debt. On July 24, 2020, we issued 1,000,000 shares of our common stock upon the conversion of 1,000,000 shares of Series B preferred shares. Additionally, in 2020, we issued 155,914,308 shares of its common stock upon the cashless exercise of 157,297,448 warrants. Also, we issued 522,726,000 shares of common stock upon the conversion of 522,726 shares of series D preferred stock and issued other shares of common stock during fiscal 2020. Consequently, the total number of shares of common stock outstanding has increased from 11,832,603 on December 31, 2019, to 1,749,302,040 on March 31, 2021.

 

These anti-dilution protection features only provide for one-way adjustment, therefore, even if the Company cures any events of default, and the trading price increases, the conversion and exercise prices of the affected notes and warrants will remain a fraction of a penny. As a result, the Company has made commitments to shareholders, convertible note holders and warrant holders to issue, or keep available for issuance, large quantities of additional shares of common stock.

 

To enable the Company to meet these commitments, the Company’s Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution seeking stockholder approval to authorize the Board of Directors to amend the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 500,000,000 shares to 4,000,000,000 shares (the “Authorized Share Increase Amendment”). Stockholder approval for the Authorized Share Increase Amendment was obtained on June 26, 2020 from stockholders that held at least 51% of the voting power of the stock of the Company entitled to vote thereon, as of the record date of June 26, 2020. These consents constituted a sufficient number of votes to approve the Authorized Share Increase Amendment under the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and Nevada law. Pursuant to applicable securities laws and Section 78.390 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Company prepared and mailed an Information Statement to its stockholders of record on the record date beginning on June 30, 2020. In compliance with Rule 14(c)-2(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Authorized Share Increase Amendment became effective on July 20, 2020 which was at least twenty calendar days after the Information Statement was first sent to stockholders.

 

Additionally, on February 23, 2021, stockholders holding at least 51% of the voting power of the stock of the Company entitled to vote thereon consented, in writing, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, by adoption of the Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company to authorize an increase of the number of shares of common stock that the Company may issue to 10,000,000,000 shares, par value $0.001 (the “2021 Amendment”). The Company filed a preliminary information statement on Schedule 14C regarding the stockholders’ consent to the Authorized Share Increase Amendment with the SEC on March 3, 2021.This consent was sufficient to approve the 2021 Amendment under Nevada law. The Company filed a definitive information statement on Schedule 14C on March 15, 2021 and first mailed that information statement to stockholders on March 15, 2021.

 

Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Notes

 

On April 15, 2020, our subsidiary, Prime EFS, entered into a Paycheck Protection promissory note (the “Prime EFS PPP Loan”) with M&T Bank in the amount of $2,941,212 under the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (the “Paycheck Protection Program”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (the “CARES Act”). On April 15, 2020, the Prime EFS PPP Loan was approved and Prime EFS received the loan proceeds on April 22, 2020. Prime EFS has used and plans to continue to use the proceeds for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of the CARES Act. The Prime EFS PPP Loan has a two-year term, matures on April 16, 2022, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments, less the amount of any potential forgiveness (discussed below), should have commenced on November 16, 2020. To date, no payment has been made.

 

On April 2, 2020, our subsidiary, Shypdirect, entered into a Paycheck Protection promissory note (the “Shypdirect PPP Loan” and together with the Prime EFS PPP Loan, the “PPP Loans”) with M&T Bank in the amount of $504,940 under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act. On April 28, 2020, the Shypdirect PPP Loan was approved and Shypdirect received the Shypdirect PPP Loan proceeds on May 1, 2020. Shypdirect has used and plans to continue to use the proceeds for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of the CARES Act. The Shypdirect PPP Loan has a two-year term, matures on April 28, 2022, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments, less the amount of any potential forgiveness (discussed below), was to commence on November 28, 2020. To date, no payment has been made.

 

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Neither Prime EFS nor Shypdirect provided any collateral or guarantees for these PPP Loans, nor did they pay any facility charge to obtain the PPP Loans. These promissory notes provide for customary events of default, including, among others, those relating to failure to make payment, bankruptcy, breaches of representations and material adverse effects. Prime EFS and Shypdirect may prepay the principal of the PPP Loans at any time without incurring any prepayment charges. These PPP Loans may be forgiven partially or fully if the respective loan proceeds are used for covered payroll costs, rent and utilities, provided that such amounts are incurred during the twenty-four-week period that commenced on the date the proceeds of each loan were received and at least 60% of any forgiven amount has been used for covered payroll costs. Any forgiveness of these PPP Loans will be subject to approval by the SBA and M&T Bank and will require Prime EFS and Shypdirect to apply for such treatment in the future. The Company exhausted such funds in the third quarter of 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Shypdirect applied for full loan forgiveness of the Shypdirect PPP Loan. In the second quarter of 2021, Prime EFS applied for loan forgiveness on the Prime EFS PPP Loan in the amount of $2,691,884. However, any forgiveness of these PPP Loans is subject to approval by the SBA and M&T Bank and there is no guarantee that such forgiveness will be granted.

 

Amazon Logistics Delivery Service Partner Agreement and Amazon Relay Carrier Terms of Service

 

On June 19, 2020, Amazon notified Prime EFS by the Prime EFS Termination Notice that Amazon did not intend to renew the In-Force Agreement when it expired. In the Prime EFS Termination Notice, Amazon stated that the In-Force Agreement would expire on September 30, 2020.

 

Additionally, on July 17, 2020, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020 (the “Shypdirect Termination Notice”). However, on August 3, 2020, pursuant to the Aug. 3 Proposal, Amazon offered to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS would agree to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, release any and all claims it may have against Amazon, and covenant not to sue Amazon. On August 4, 2020, the Company, Prime EFS and Shypdirect accepted the Aug. 3 Proposal.

 

Cash Flows

 

Operating activities

 

Net cash flows used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 amounted to $1,006,332. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash used in operating activities was primarily attributable to a net loss of $2,269,180, adjusted for the add back (reduction) of non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization expense of $85,760, derivative expense of $694,983, amortization of debt discount of $19,013, and gain on debt extinguishment of $59,853, and changes in operating assets and liabilities such as a decrease in accounts receivable of $164,345, a decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets of $248,906, an increase in security deposit of $8,000, an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $350,348, a decrease in insurance payable of $212,331, and a decrease in accrued compensation and related benefits of $21,886.

 

Net cash flows used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 amounted to $110,074. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, net cash used in operating activities was primarily attributable to a net loss of $3,453,338, adjusted for the add back (reduction) of non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization expense of $14,188, derivative income of $(144,839), amortization of debt discount of $1,359,388, interest expense related to debt default of $1,387,785, stock-based compensation of $31,250, a non-cash gain on debt extinguishment of $(327,584), and changes in operating assets and liabilities such as an increase in accounts receivable of $99,454, a decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets of $819,161, an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $796,036, a decrease in insurance payable of $661,668, and an increase in accrued compensation and benefits of $288,180.

 

Investing activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 amounted to $2,123,115 and consisted of net cash used for the acquisition of DDTI and Cougar Express.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 amounted to $460,510 and consisted of cash paid for the purchase of five box trucks of $460,510.

 

Financing activities

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $3,213,078. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we received proceeds from the sale of Series E preferred shares of $3,258,000, offset by the repayment of notes payable of $37,114, and the repayment of related party advances of $7,808.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $553,184. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we received proceeds from convertible debt of $1,860,000 and proceeds from notes payable of $1,033,510, offset by the repayment of convertible notes of $159,988, the repayment of related party advances of $55,561, and the repayment of notes payable of $2,124,777.

 

Going Concern Consideration

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we had a net loss of $2,269,180 and $3,453,338 and net cash used in operations was $1,006,332 and $110,074, respectively. Additionally, we had an accumulated deficit, shareholders’ deficit, and a working capital deficit of $125,720,076, $14,906,922 and $18,968,045, respectively, on March 31, 2021. Furthermore, effective September 30, 2020 and in May 2021, we lost major contracts with its primary customer as described below.

 

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On June 19, 2020, Amazon notified Prime EFS by the Prime EFS Termination Notice that it does not intend to renew the In-Force Agreement when that agreement expired. In the Prime EFS Termination Notice, Amazon stated that the In-Force Agreement expires on September 30, 2020. Additionally, on July 17, 2020, pursuant to the Shypdirect Termination Notice, Amazon notified Shypdirect that Amazon had elected to terminate the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020 (see Note 1). However, on August 3, 2020, Amazon offered pursuant to the Aug. 3 Proposal to withdraw the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extend the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021, conditioned on Prime EFS executing, for nominal consideration, a separation agreement with Amazon under which Prime EFS agrees to cooperate in an orderly transition of its Amazon last-mile delivery business to other service providers, Prime EFS releases any and all claims it may have against Amazon, and Prime EFS covenants not to sue Amazon. In a “Separation Agreement” dated August 23, 2020, by and among Amazon, Prime EFS and the Company, Prime EFS and the Company agreed, for nominal consideration, that the Delivery Service Partner Program Agreement between Amazon and Prime EFS would terminate effective September 30, 2020; that Prime EFS and the Company would cooperate in an orderly transition of the last-mile delivery business from Prime EFS to other service providers; that Prime EFS would return any and all vehicles leased from Element Fleet Corporation by October 7, 2020 in good repair; and that Prime EFS would dismiss the Amazon Arbitration with prejudice. Under the same Separation Agreement, Prime EFS and the Company released any and all claims they had against Amazon and covenant not to sue Amazon. In a “Settlement and Release Agreement” dated August 21, 2020, by and among Amazon, Shypdirect, Prime EFS and the Company, Amazon withdrew the Shypdirect Termination Notice and extended the term of the Program Agreement to and including May 14, 2021. In the Settlement and Release Agreement, Shypdirect released any and all claims it had against Amazon, arising under the Program Agreement between Amazon and Shypdirect effective as of November 14, 2020, or otherwise. The expiration of the Program Agreement upon expiration will have a material effect on the Company’s operation in the seconds quarter of 2021 and beyond. During the first quarter of 2021, the Company defaulted on certain truck leases . In connection with these defaults, the Lessor has demanded that the Company’s subsidiaries pay for the leased trucks in the amount of approximately $2,871,000.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global disruptions have affected the Company’s businesses, as well as those of the Company’s customers and their third-party suppliers and sellers. To serve the Company’s customers while also providing for the safety of the Company’s employees and service providers, the Company has adapted numerous aspects of its logistics and transportation processes. The Company continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and expect to continue to adapt its operations to address federal, state, and local standards as well as to implement standards or processes that the Company determines to be in the best interests of its employees, customers, and communities. The impact of the pandemic and actions taken in response to it had minimal effects on the Company’s results of operations. Effects include increased fulfilment costs and cost of sales, primarily due to investments in employee hiring, pay, and benefits, as well as costs to maintain safe workplaces, and higher shipping costs. The Company expects to continue to be affected by possible procurement and shipping delays, supply chain interruptions, higher product demand in certain categories, lower product demand in other categories, and increased fulfilment costs and cost of sales as a percentage of net sales through at least Q2 2021, although it is not possible to determine the duration and spread of the pandemic or such actions, the ultimate impact on the Company’s results of operations during 2021, or whether other currently unanticipated consequences of the pandemic are reasonably likely to materially affect the Company’s results of operations.

 

It is management’s opinion that these factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and in April 2021, the Company issued an aggregate of 343,119 shares of its Series E preferred stock for net proceeds of $3,258,000. The proceeds were used for the acquisition of Cougar Express and DDTI and for working capital purposes. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations, become cash flow positive, or raise additional debt and/or equity capital.

 

We will continue to: (i) seek to replace its last-mile DSP Amazon business and supplement its mid-mile and long-haul Amazon business with other, non-Amazon, customers; (ii) explore other strategic relationships; and (iii) identify potential acquisition opportunities, while continuing to execute its restructuring plan. We are seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund its operations in the future. Although we have historically raised capital from sales of common and preferred shares and from the issuance of convertible promissory notes and notes payable, there is no assurance that it will be able to continue to do so. If we are unable to replace its Amazon business, to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that we will need to curtail our operations. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We have certain fixed contractual obligations and commitments that include future estimated payments. Changes in our business needs, cancellation provisions, changing interest rates, and other factors may result in actual payments differing from the estimates. We cannot provide certainty regarding the timing and amounts of payments.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Effects of Inflation

 

We do not believe that inflation has had a material impact on our business, revenues, or operating results during the periods presented.

 

Recently Enacted Accounting Standards

 

For a description of accounting changes and recent accounting standards, including the expected dates of adoption and estimated effects, if any, on our consolidated financial statements, see “Note 2: Recent Accounting Pronouncements” in the condensed consolidated financial statements filed with this Quarterly Report.

 

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

We are not required to provide quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk because we are a smaller reporting company.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including John Mercadante, Jr, our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e)) as of March 31, 2021. Management recognizes that any disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Our management has assessed the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures and, based upon that evaluation, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2021.

 

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As reported in Item 9A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of that date because of material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting. The ineffectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was due to the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting:

 

  1) Lack of a functioning audit committee due to a lack of a majority of independent members and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors, resulting in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures;
     
  2) The Company lacks segregation of duties;
     
  3) The Company lacks segregation of duties and monitoring controls regarding accounting because there are a limited staff of accountants maintaining the books and records;
     
  4) Our Chief Executive Officer does not have significant financial experience resulting in the Company’s use of outside consultants to assist in financial and public company expertise;
     
  5) The Company does not have adequate controls over pre-closing legal and accounting review of loan transactions or other financings;
     
  6) The Company did not have adequate controls over accounting systems that would prohibit unauthorized changes to historical accounting records. Recently, the Company implemented controls to address this situation;
     
  7) The Company lacks supervision of outside consultants who may negotiate transactions on behalf of the Company;
     
  8) The Company has not yet implemented any internal controls over financial reporting at its recently acquired subsidiary; and
     
  9) The Company lacks control over who is granted authorization to bind the Company or its subsidiaries to legal contracts.

 

We do not believe the material weaknesses described above caused any meaningful or significant misreporting of our consolidated financial condition and results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. However, management believes that the lack of a functioning audit committee and the lack of a majority of outside directors on our board of directors results in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures, which could result in a material misstatement in our consolidated financial statements in future periods.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no other changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, we may be involved in litigation relating to claims arising out of our operations in the normal course of business. Other than discussed below, we are not currently a party to any other legal proceeding that we believe would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, or operating results.

 

Disputes Between Prime EFS, ELRAC LLC, and Enterprise Leasing Company of Philadelphia, LLC

 

On or about January 10, 2020, Prime EFS was named as sole defendant in a civil action captioned ELRAC LLC v. Prime EFS, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, assigned Case No. 1 :20-cv-00211 (the “ELRAC Action”). The complaint in the ELRAC Action alleged that Prime EFS failed to pay in full for repairs allegedly required by reason of property damage to delivery vehicles leased by Prime EFS from ELRAC LLC (“ELRAC”) to conduct its business. The complaint sought damages of not less than $382,000 plus $58,000 in insurance claims that ELRAC believes were collected by the Company and not reimbursed to ELRAC.

 

ELRAC subsequently moved for a default judgment against Prime EFS. By letter to the court dated March 9, 2020, Prime EFS opposed entry of a default judgment and contended that all claims in the ELRAC Action were subject to mandatory arbitration clauses found in the individual lease agreements. On March 19, 2020, ELRAC filed a stipulation dismissing the ELRAC Action without prejudice and advised Prime EFS that it intends to file an arbitration at the American Arbitration Association alleging essentially identical claims.

 

During the period it was leasing vans and trucks from ELRAC and its affiliate, Enterprise Leasing Company of Philadelphia, LLC (“Enterprise PA” and, with ELRAC, “Enterprise”), Prime EFS paid $387,392 in deposits required by Enterprise as security for the payment of deductibles and uninsured damage to Enterprise’s fleet. Despite due demand, Enterprise never accounted to Prime EFS’s satisfaction regarding the application of these deposits. On June 10, 2020, Prime EFS therefore initiated an arbitration (the “Arbitration”) against Enterprise at the American Arbitration Association seeking the return of not less than $327,000 of these deposits.

 

On October 9, 2020, Enterprise filed its Answer and Counterclaims in the Arbitration. In its Answer, Enterprise denies liability to Prime for $327,000 or any other sum. In its Counterclaims, ELRAC seeks $382,000 in damages and Enterprise PA seeks $256,000 in damages. Enterprise also seeks $62,000 in insurance payments allegedly made by Utica to Prime EFS.

 

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Prime EFS believes the Enterprise Answer and Counterclaims lack merit and intends to defend its position in the Arbitration vigorously. Nevertheless, given the amount of the Counterclaim and the documentation which Enterprise has submitted in the arbitration in support thereof, the Company continues to reflect a liability of $440,000, i.e., the amount originally claimed as damages by ELRAC in the ELRAC Federal Action, as a contingency liability on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. Based on our knowledge of the matter, as developed to date, we continue to agree with this estimate of probable total Company liability.

 

While it believes it has meritorious defenses to this action, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in this matter, as of March 31, 2021, Prime EFS had accrued a contingency liability of $440,000 for purposes of this matter.

 

Bellridge Capital, L.P. and SCS, LLC v. TLSS

 

After discontinuing a prior action in federal court, on April 23, 2021, Bellridge Capital, L.P. (“Bellridge”) filed a civil action in New York Supreme Court, New York County, against TLSS and John Mercadante. This mater, the “Bellridge Action,” was assigned civil action number 652728/2021.

 

The complaint in the Bellridge Action asserts 11 causes of action: (1) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of a convertible promissory note issued June 18, 2018 (the “June 2018 Note”), which claim seeks $539,114.06 for allegedly unpaid principal plus interest, costs and expenses; (2) against TLSI, also allegedly for breach of June 2018 Note, which claim seeks $343,000 plus interest, costs and expenses for TLSI’s alleged failure to honor certain conversion notices in timely fashion; (3) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of a promissory note dated December 26, 2018 (the “December 2018 Note”), which claim seeks $196,699 plus interest, costs and expenses for amounts allegedly unpaid under the note; (4) against TLSI, purportedly for breach of an exchange agreement between Bellridge and TLSI dated April 13, 2019 (the “Exchange Agreement”), which claim seeks $3,337,500 plus costs and interest; (5) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for fraud in connection with the Exchange Agreement, which claim seeks $447,500 plus costs and interest; (6) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for negligent misrepresentation in connection with the Exchange Agreement, which claim seeks $447,500 plus costs and interest, in the alternative to the 5th claim; (7) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of certain preferred stock terms relating to the conversion of 31,500 series A preferred shares, which claim seeks not less than $57,960; (8) against TLSI and Mercadante, allegedly for fraudulent inducement of an August 2019 subordination agreement, which claim seeks a declaration annulling the subordination agreement; (9) against TLSI, allegedly for failing to provide all consideration recited in a subordination letter, which claim seeks a declaration that Bellridge is discharged from its obligations under the subordination agreement; (10) against TLSI, allegedly for failing to honor a condition precedent to the subordination agreement, which claim seeks a declaration that Bellridge is discharged from any obligations under the subordination agreement; and (11) against TLSI, allegedly for breach of the subordination agreement and/or subordination letter, which claim seeks damages in an amount to be determined at trial.

 

The purchase price stated in the June 2018 Note is $1,664,995. The principal amount of the June 2018 Note is $2,413,999.50. Hence the June 2018 Note was issued at a 33.33% discount (OID). The June 18 Note calls for the payment of interest computed at the rate of 10% per annum prior to any default. The term of the Note is one year. The June 2018 Note calls for the application of New York law. OID is treated as interest for purposes of the New York usury statutes (both civil and criminal). Since total interest payable under the Note at issuance was 41% per annum, for a period of one year, TLSI believes the June 2018 Note was void ab initio under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

The purchase price stated in the December 2018 Note is $300,000. The principal amount of the December 2018 Note is $330,000. Hence the December 2018 Note was issued at a 10% discount (OID). The Note calls for the payment of interest computed at the rate of 10% per annum prior to any default. The term of the Note is under 90 days; that is, it was made payable, in full, on March 15, 2019, after which the principal amount increases “by 30%” and default interest is due under the instrument at a rate of 18% per annum (§ 7(b)). The December 2018 Note, by its terms, is governed by New York law. As noted above, OID is to be treated as interest for purposes of the New York usury statutes (both civil and criminal). Since total interest payable under the Note, over its term of under 90 days, was more than 40% per annum, TLSI believes that the December 2018 Note, like the June 12018 Note, is void under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

When Bellridge offered to engage in the Exchange Agreement, Bellridge was able to dictate terms and extract concessions from TLSI that were commercially unreasonable and unconscionable. It was able to do so solely because of its violations of N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 Bellridge in July 2018. As such, TLSI believes the Exchange Agreement is null and void under N.Y. Penal Law § 190.40 and cannot be enforced in this action.

 

The defendants in this action have until June 4, 2021, to serve answer to the complaint in this matter or to move against it. The defendants believe they have good defenses to all claims alleged in the matter, including without limitation the defense of usury as outlined above. Both the Company and Mr. Mercadante intend to defend this case vigorously.

 

Based on the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

SCS, LLC v. Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.

 

On January 14, 2021, a civil action was filed against the Company in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, captioned SCS, LLC v. Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. The case was assigned Case No. 50-2020-CA-012684-xxxx-MB.

 

The plaintiff in the case, SCS, LLC (“SCS”) alleges it is a limited liability company that entered into a renewable six-month consulting agreement with the Company dated September 5, 2019 and that the Company failed to make certain monthly payments due thereunder for the months of October 2019 through March 2020, summing to $42,000. The complaint alleges claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment and account stated.

 

On February 9, 2021, the Company filed its answer, defenses and counterclaims to this action. Among other things, the Company avers that SCS’s claims are barred by its unclean hands and breaches of its duties under the consulting agreement. SCS filed a motion to strike TLSI’s defenses and counterclaims and TLSI has opposed that application. Those motions remain sub judice.

 

The Company believes it has substantial defenses to all claims alleged in SCS’s complaint. The Company therefore intends to defend this case vigorously.

 

Based on the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Shareholder Derivative Action

 

On June 25, 2020, the Company was served with a putative shareholder derivative action filed in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida (the “Court”) captioned SCS, LLC, derivatively on behalf of Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. v. John Mercadante, Jr., Douglas Cerny, Sebastian Giordano, Ascentaur LLC and Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. The action has been assigned Case No. 2020-CA-006581.

 

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The plaintiff in this action, SCS, alleges it is a limited liability company formed by a former chief executive officer and director of the Company, Lawrence Sands. The complaint alleges that between April 2019 and June 2020, the current chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, the current chief development officer of the Company and, since February 2020, the Company’s restructuring consultant, breached fiduciary duties owed to the Company. The Company’s restructuring consultant, defendant Sebastian Giordano, renders his services through another defendant in the action, Ascentaur LLC.

 

Briefly, the complaint alleges that the Company’s chief executive officer breached duties to the Company by, among other things, requesting, in mid-2019, that certain preferred equity holders, including SCS, convert their preferred shares into Company common stock in order to facilitate an equity offering by the Company and then not consummating an equity offering. The complaint also alleges that current management caused the Company to engage in purportedly wasteful and unnecessary transactions such as taking merchant cash advances (MCA) on disadvantageous terms. The complaint further alleges that current management “issued themselves over two million shares of common stock without consideration.” The complaint seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of the Company for breach of fiduciary duty, negligent breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, and civil conspiracy and the appointment of a receiver or custodian for the Company.

 

The Company’s current management has tendered the complaint to its directors’ and officers’ liability carrier for defense and indemnity purposes, which coverage is subject to a $250,000 self-insured retention. Company management, Mr. Giordano and Ascentaur LLC each advise that they deny each and every allegation of wrongdoing alleged in the complaint. Among other things, current management asserts that it made every effort to consummate an equity offering in late 2019 and early 2020 and could not do so solely because of the Company’s precarious financial condition. Current management also asserts it made clear to SCS and other preferred equity holders, before they converted their shares into common stock, that there was no guarantee the Company would be able to consummate an equity offering in late 2019 or early 2020. In addition, current management asserts that it received equity in the Company on terms that were entirely fair to the Company and entered into MCA transactions solely because there was no other financing available to the Company.

 

On August 5, 2020, all defendants in this action moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Among other things, all defendants allege in their motion that, through this lawsuit, SCS is improperly attempting to second-guess business decisions made by the Company’s Board of Directors, based solely on hindsight (as opposed to any well-pleaded facts demonstrating a lack of care or good faith). All defendants also assert that the majority of the claims are governed by Nevada law because they concern the internal affairs of the Company. Defendants further assert that, under Nevada law, each of the business decisions challenged by SCS is protected by the business judgment rule. Defendants further assert that, even if SCS could rebut the presumption that the business judgment rule applies to all such transactions, SCS has failed to allege facts demonstrating that intentional misconduct, fraud, or a knowing violation of the law occurred—a requirement under Nevada law in order for director or officer liability to arise. Defendants further assert that, because SCS’s constructive fraud claim simply repackages Plaintiff’s claims for breach of fiduciary duty, it too must fail. Defendants also contend that in the absence of an adequately-alleged independent cause of action—let alone an unlawful agreement between the defendants entered into for the purpose of harming the Company, SCS’s claim for civil conspiracy must also be dismissed. Finally, defendants contend that SCS’s extraordinary request that a receiver or custodian be appointed to manage and supervise the Company’s activities and affairs throughout the duration of this unfounded action is without merit because SCS does not allege the Company is subject to loss so serious and significant that the appointment of a receiver or custodian is “absolutely necessary to do complete justice.”

 

SCS has a right to file court papers opposing the above motion and thereafter the defendants intend to file reply papers in further support of the motion (the “MTD”). To date, the court has not entered an order scheduling these filings or a hearing on the MTD.

 

While they hope to prevail on the motion, win or lose, current Company management, Mr. Giordano and Ascentaur LLC advise that they intend to mount a vigorous defense to this action, as they believe the action to be entirely bereft of merit.

 

It is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Frank Mazzola v. Prime EFS, et al.

 

On July 24, 2020, Prime EFS terminated the employment of Frank Mazzola effective that day. On July 27, 2020, Mr. Mazzola filed a Complaint and Jury Demand in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in which he named as defendants Prime EFS, the Company, John Mercadante and Douglas Cerny. The case was assigned # 1:20-CV-5788-VM. In this action, Mr. Mazzola alleges that he had an employment agreement with Prime EFS and that Prime EFS breached the alleged employment agreement through two alleged pay reductions and by terminating his employment. The Complaint contains eight counts: (1) breach of contract against Prime EFS; (2) breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing against Prime EFS; (3) intentional misrepresentation against Prime EFS, the Company and Mr. Mercadante; (4) negligent misrepresentation against Prime EFS, the Company and Mr. Mercadante; (5) tortious interference with contract against the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny; (6) tortious interference with prospective economic advantage against the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny; (7) conversion against all defendants; and (8) unjust enrichment against all defendants. Mr. Mazzola seeks specific performance of the alleged employment agreement and damages of not less than $3 million.

 

Without Answering the Complaint, on August 14, 2020, the defendants objected to the Complaint on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue and because the Complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. On August 25, 2020, the Court ordered Mr. Mazzola to respond to the defendant’s objections within three days. On August 28, 2020, Mr. Mazzola voluntarily withdrew the action.

 

On September 1, 2020, Mr. Mazzola served the defendants with a Complaint and Jury Demand that Mr. Mazzola filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County, docket number BER-L-004967-20. The Complaint alleged the same claims as those set forth in the Complaint that Mr. Mazzola had filed in the now withdrawn New York federal lawsuit. On September 28, 2020, the defendants removed the New Jersey state court lawsuit to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, which has been assigned civil action number 2:20-cv-13387-BRM-ESK. On October 5, 2020, all defendants filed a motion to dismiss each and every claim asserted against them in the New Jersey federal action.

 

On December 7, 2020, Mr. Mazzola filed an amended complaint in this action (the “AC”) alleging three (3) claims for relief: one for Breach of Contract against Prime EFS; one for “Piercing the Corporate Veil” against the Company; and one for “Fraudulent Inducement” against Messrs. Mercadante and Cerny.

 

The damages sought by each claim are identical: “approximately $2,000,000, representing $1,040,000 in [alleged] severance”; $759,038.41 in alleged “accrued but unpaid salary”; and non-cash benefits under the alleged executive employment agreement.

 

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On January 11, 2021, Prime EFS filed an answer to the AC, denying, under the faithless servant doctrine and otherwise, that it has any liability to Mr. Mazzola for any of the amounts sought. Prime EFS also filed counterclaims against Mr. Mazzola seeking recoupment of not less than $925,492 in W-2 compensation paid to Mr. Mazzola; damages in the amount of $168,750 which Mr. Mazzola paid to his mother for a no-show job; and damages of not less than $500,000 for usurpation of corporate opportunities belonging to Prime EFS. Also, on January 11, 2021, the Company, Mr. Mercadante and Mr. Cerny filed motions to dismiss the AC insofar as pled against them for failure to state a claim and for lack of personal jurisdiction.

 

On January 27, 2021, Prime EFS filed an amended answer to the AC, increasing the amount sought on its counterclaim for recoupment of income paid to Mr. Mazzola from $925,492 to $1,111,833.73 and adding a claim for indemnification for amounts paid by Prime EFS to resolve certain litigation against it such as the Valesky case (see below).

 

The motions to dismiss are currently sub judice. The case is currently in discovery.

 

Owing to the early stage of this matter, it is not possible to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Rosemary Mazzola v. TLSS and Douglas Cerny

 

On September 19, 2020, attorneys for Frank Mazzola’s mother, Rosemary Mazzola, filed an action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and Douglas Cerny. The case was assigned docket number 1:20-cv-7582 and assigned to USDJ Gregory H. Woods. In this action, Ms. Mazzola claims that the Company entered into and breached an unspecified contract by failing to pay her $94,000. In addition, the complaint claims that, although he was not a party to the unspecified contract, Mr. Cerny falsely represented that the Company intended to “repay” Ms. Mazzola $94,000 plus interest. The complaint seeks $94,000 from each defendant, plus late fees, costs, prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees and, from Mr. Cerny punitive damages in an unspecified amount. The complaint also alleges claims for account stated and breach of implied warranty of good faith and fair dealing, allegedly premised on the same indebtedness.

 

On November 23, 2020, counsel for Ms. Mazzola filed an Amended Complaint in this action, dropping Mr. Cerny and adding Prime EFS, LLC as a party. The new pleading demands $209,000 rather than the $94,000 in damages previously alleged. The new complaint alleges three claims: breach of contract against Prime EFS, alter ego liability against the company, and unjust enrichment against both the Company and Prime EFS. Ms. Mazzola also demands legal fees and expenses under a prevailing-party provision in the Amended Stock Purchase Agreement.

 

On January 29, 2021, both TLSI and Prime EFS, LLC timely moved to the dismiss the Amended Complaint. Opposition and reply papers on this motion were filed in February 2021. Meanwhile, on March 11, 2021, the court entered an order in the case requiring all fact discovery to be concluded by September 9, 2021.

 

As of December 31, 2020, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in this matter, a $94,000 liability is included in due to related parties on Prime EFS’s balance sheet as of such date. However, if the motion to dismiss is denied, TLSS and/or Prime will file counterclaims seeking at least $168,750 from Ms. Mazzola.

 

Owing to the early stage of this matter, it is not possible for us to evaluate the likelihood of a favorable or unfavorable outcome, nor is it possible to estimate the amount or range of any potential loss in the matter.

 

Jose R. Mercedes-Mejia v. Shypdirect LLC, Prime EFS LLC et al.

 

On August 4, 2020, an action was filed against Shypdirect, Prime EFS and others in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County captioned Jose R. Mercedes-Mejia v. Shypdirect LLC, Prime EFS LLC et al. The case was assigned docket number BER-L-004534-20. In this action, the plaintiff seeks reimbursement of his medical expenses and damages for personal injuries following an accident with a box truck leased by Prime EFS and being driven by a Prime EFS employee, in which the plaintiff’s ankle was injured. Plaintiff has thus far transmitted medical bills exceeding $789,000. Prime EFS and Shypdirect have demanded their vehicle liability carrier assume the defense of this action. To date, the carrier has not done so, allegedly inter alia because the box truck was not on the list of insured vehicles at the time of the accident.

 

On November 9, 2020, Prime EFS and Shypdirect filed their answer to the complaint in this action and also filed a third-party action against the insurance company in an effort to obtain defense and indemnity for this action. We intend to vigorously defend against this claim and to pursue the coverage action. However, we cannot evaluate the likelihood of an adverse outcome or estimate our liability, if any, in connection with this claim.

 

Valesky v. Prime EFS, Shypdirect and TLSI

 

Plaintiff, an ex-dispatcher for Prime EFS, brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. In April 2021, we settled this matter for a payment of $35,000.

 

Ynes Accilien v. Prime EFS

 

This action was brought on April 27, 2020 in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Bergen County by the plaintiff alleging injuries from a May 12, 2019 collision with a van leased by Prime EFS and operated by Prime EFS employees. The plaintiff has also filed a workers’ compensation claim. Prime EFS’s insurer has been defending this matter without charging Prime EFS, and the Company and Prime EFS expect that the insurer will ultimately indemnify Prime EFS for any damages assessed.

 

Default by Prime EFS on June 4, 2020 Settlement with Creditors

 

On June 4, 2020, Prime EFS LLC (“Prime EFS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, agreed with two related creditors (the “Creditors”) to a payment plan (the “Payment Plan”) to settle, without interest, a total outstanding balance of $2,038,556 (the “Outstanding Balance”) owed by Prime EFS to the Creditors.

 

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Pursuant to the Payment Plan, Prime EFS was obligated to pay $75,000 to the Creditors on or before June 5, 2020 and $75,000 to the Creditors on or before June 12, 2020.

 

Thereafter, under the Payment Plan, beginning on June 19, 2020, Prime EFS was obligated to make weekly payments of $15,000 to the Creditors each Friday for 125 weeks ending with a final payment of $13,556 on November 18, 2022.

 

Under the Payment Plan, Prime EFS also agreed that, if it fails to make a scheduled payment or otherwise defaults on its obligations, the remaining Outstanding Balance would be accelerated and due, in full, within five business days after receipt by Prime EFS of a notice of default from the Creditors.

 

Under the Payment Plan, Prime EFS also agreed that, if Prime EFS does not pay the remaining Outstanding Balance within five business days after receipt of a notice of default, then the Creditors will be entitled to 9% per annum simple interest on the remaining Outstanding Balance from the date of default and to recover attorneys’ fees and costs for enforcement.

 

Prime EFS made the $75,000 payments due on each of June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020.

 

Prime EFS also made each of the weekly payments due through Friday, September 18, 2020. However, Prime EFS did not make the payment due Friday, September 25, 2020, did not make any further weekly payment due under the Payment Plan, and has no present plan or intention to make any further payments under the Payment Plan because it lacks the cash-on-hand to do so.

 

By letter dated October 16, 2020, attorneys for the Creditors gave Prime EFS notice of default (the “Notice of Default”) under the settlement agreement that documents the Payment Plan and related terms and conditions. The Notice of Default correctly states that Prime EFS did not make the payment due under the Payment Plan on September 25, 2020 and has not made any further weekly payments since September 25, 2020. The Notice of Default correctly demands, under the settlement agreement that documents the Payment Plan and related terms and conditions, that, as of the day of Prime EFS’s default, Prime EFS owed the Creditors $1,678,556.06, which is accrued and included in insurance payable on the accompanying consolidated balance on December 31, 2020. In the Notice of Default, the Creditors reserve the right to institute legal proceedings against Prime EFS for its defaults under the Payment Plan, to seek default interest at 9% per annum and to seek the Creditors’ costs of collection.

 

To date, Prime EFS has not responded to the Notice of Default and has no present plan or intention to respond.

 

Dispute between Patrick Nicholson and Prime EFS

 

By letter dated October 9, 2020, attorneys representing Patrick Nicholson allege that Prime EFS is in default of its payment obligations under a “10% Senior Secured Demand Promissory Note” issued February 13, 2019, in the principal amount of $165,000, and under a second promissory note issued April 24, 2019 in the principal amount of $55,000.

 

In the demand, the attorneys for Mr. Nicholson allege the total balance owed, including interest, is $332,702.84 and that interest is continuing to accrue on each promissory note.

 

In the demand, the attorneys for Mr. Nicholson also contend that the Company is jointly and severally liable with Prime EFS for this balance.

 

If, as threatened, Mr. Nicholson files suit for non-payment under either or both promissory notes, it is anticipated that the defendants will mount a vigorous defense to the action. Among other things, it is Prime EFS’s position that Mr. Nicholson knew or should have known that the promissory notes dated February 13, 2019, and April 24, 2019 were invalid and unenforceable, since they were signed by Rosemary Mazzola, as owner or managing member of Prime, and it was public information that, after June 18, 2018, Ms. Mazzola was no longer an owner or managing member of Prime EFS.

 

Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution and without prejudice to its position in this matter, as of March 31, 2021, Prime EFS recorded notes payable due of $220,000 and accrued interest payable of $56,424.

 

Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Demand Letter

 

On March 2, 2021, Shypdirect received a demand letter from Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. (“Ryder”) related to a breach of the Truck Lease and Service Agreement between Shypdirect and Ryder, dated October 9, 2018. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder terminated the Truck Lease and Service Agreement for failure to pay invoices due. Pursuant to the letter, Ryder also elected to require Shypdirect to purchase all of the terminated Vehicle(s) in accordance with the agreement for $2,871,272. In connection with this breach, as of December 31, 2020, the Company wrote off security deposits of $164,565 and has a recorded contingent liability, owed solely by Shypdirect, of $2,871,272 which is related to the default on truck leases for non-payment of monthly lease payments and the lessor’s demand for payment of the trucks for an aggregate contingency loss of $3,035,837. Shypdirect intends to dispute this demand. In addition, Shypdirect has returned all of the trucks to Ryder as Shypdirect is no longer using them.

 

Other than discussed above, as of March 31, 2021, and as of the date of this filing, there were no pending or threatened lawsuits that could reasonably be expected to have a material effect on results of our operations.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

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

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we entered into Securities Purchase Agreements with investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase units, severally and not jointly, which consisted of an aggregate of (i) 310,992 shares of Series E and (ii) Warrants to purchase 414,857,146 shares of the Company’s common stock which are equal to 1,334 warrants for each for each share of Series E purchased (the “Q1 2021 Series E Offering”). The gross proceeds to the Company were $3,630,000, or $11.67 per unit. We paid fees of $372,000 and received net proceeds of $3,258,000. The initial exercise price of the Warrants related to the Q1 2021 Series E Offering is $0.01 per share, subject to adjustment. Additionally, we issued 82,971,429 warrants to the placement agent at an initial exercise price of $0.01 per share.

 

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On January 11, 2021, we issued 15,454,545 shares of our common stock in connection with the conversion of a convertible note payable of $170,000. The conversion price was based on contractual terms of the related debt.

 

The above securities were issued in reliance upon the exemptions provided by Sections 3(a)(9) and 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

The information contained in “Note 7 - Convertible Promissory Notes Payable and Notes Payable” is incorporated by reference to this Part II, Item 3.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

No report required.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibits:    
3.1   Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, dated August 16, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.9 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020).
3.2   Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc., effective as of July 20, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 21, 2020).
3.3   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series E Preferred Stock of the Company, filed on October 6, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 9, 2020).
3.4   Amended and Restated Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series E Preferred Stock of the Company, filed on December 28, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.28 to our Form S-1/A dated February 10, 2021).
4.1   Form of Convertible Note dated between January 2020 and April 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.14 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020).
4.2   Form of Warrant dated between January 2020 and April 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.15 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020).
10.1   Promissory Note for $2,941,212.50 executed by Company in favor of M&T Bank, dated April 16, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Form 8-K dated April 27, 2020).
10.2   Promissory Note for $504,940 executed by Company in favor of M&T Bank, dated April 28, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Form 8-K dated May 8, 2020).
10.3   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement related to Series E Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 9, 2020).
10.4   Form of Registration Rights Agreement related to Series E Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 9, 2020).
10.5   Form of Amendment to Series E Transaction Documents, effective January 21, 2021, between TLSS and each purchaser identified on the signature pages thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Form 8-K dated January 28, 2021).
10.6   Stock Purchase Agreement, dated March 22, 2021, related to the sale of Series E preferred stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Form 8-K dated March 23, 2021).
10.7   Stock Purchase Agreement, dated March 24, 2021, between TLSS Acquisition, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) and Cougar Express, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2021).
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
32.1*#   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Under Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
101   Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T.*

 

* Filed Herewith

 

# The certification attached as Exhibit 32.1 that accompanies this Form 10-Q is not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date of this Form 10-Q, irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS SYSTEMS, INC.
     
Dated: May 17, 2021 By: /s/ John Mercadante, Jr.
    John Mercadante, Jr.
    Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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