PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Back to Table of
The Registrant's unaudited interim financial statements
are attached hereto. Unaudited
Interim Financial Statements
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS AND PLAN OF OPERATION Back to Table of Contents
Some of the statements contained in this quarterly
report of Zaxis International Inc., Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as
"we", "us", "our", "Company" and the
"Registrant") discuss future expectations, contain projections of our plan of
operation or financial condition or state other forward-looking information.
Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events.
You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to
historical or current facts. They use of words such as "anticipate,"
"estimate," "expect," "project," "intend,"
"plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in
connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. From time to
time, we also may provide forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the
History and General Background of the Registrant
Zaxis was incorporated in
Ohio in 1989. On August 25, 1995, Zaxis merged with a subsidiary of The InFerGene Company
("InFerGene") and InFerGene changed its name to Zaxis International Inc.
InFerGene was incorporated in California in 1984 and subsequently changed its domicile to
Delaware in 1985.
The Company was a biotechnology holding company that
operated its business through a wholly owned subsidiary. The Company was a manufacturer
and distributor of products that were used in a molecular separation process known as
electrophoresis, a procedure used in more than 55,000 research, industrial and clinical
laboratories worldwide. The more common applications of this procedure include
protein-based separations such as the HDL and LDL components and sub-components of
cholesterol, the identification of various genes and gene products (e.g. DNA, RNA, etc.)
and the separation and identification of proteins in drug discovery applications
(Proteomics). A variety of techniques, formats, materials, compounds, equipment and
devices are employed in electrophoresis and Zaxis provided products to meet these needs.
The primary focus of the Company's former research and development efforts as well as its
former sales and marketing efforts were targeted toward the consumables segment of this
market. The Company's core products were the pre-cast gels and reagents used in these
The Company was not able to generate sufficient revenues
to support its operating expenses during fiscal year 2002. In addition, the Company was
not able to raise additional capital to fund its negative cash flow from operations
through borrowings or equity financing to support its business plan. As a result, the
Company ceased operations during the fourth quarter in 2002 and filed for bankruptcy. On October 13, 2004, the Company
emerged from bankruptcy.
result of the Bankruptcy Court order, Ivo Heiden was appointed to the board of directors
of the Registrant. Mr. Heiden was subsequently appointed as sole officers of the
Plan of Operation
Registrant has no present operations. Management determined to direct its efforts and
limited resources to pursue and effect a business combination.
Management believes that as
a result of the relative uncertainty in the United States equity markets over the past few
years, many privately-held companies have been closed off from the public market and
traditional IPO's. During the past few years, many privately-held or public companies
attempted to divest non-core assets and divisions and valuations of these assets and
divisions have decreased significantly. Therefore, Management believes that there are
substantial business opportunities to effect attractive acquisitions. As a public entity
with its shares of common stock registered under the Exchange Act and publicly trading,
Management believes to be well positioned to identify target acquisitions and to effect a
business combination in order to take advantage of these current trends.
Effecting a business combination
Prospective investors in the
Company's common stock will invest in the Company without an opportunity to evaluate the
specific merits or risks of any one or more business combinations. A business combination
may involve the acquisition of, or merger with, a company which needs to raise substantial
additional capital by means of being a publicly trading company, while avoiding what it
may deem to be adverse consequences of undertaking a public offering itself. These include
time delays, significant expense, loss of voting control and compliance with various
Federal and state securities laws. A business combination may involve a company which may
be financially unstable or in its early stages of development or growth.
Registrant has not identified a target business or target industry
The Company's effort in
identifying a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry and
the Company may ultimately acquire a business in any industry Management deems
appropriate. To date, the Company has not selected any target business on which to
concentrate our search for a business combination. While the Company intends to focus on
target businesses in the United States, it is not limited to those entities and may
consummate a business combination with a target business outside of the United States.
Accordingly, there is no basis for investors in the Company's common stock to evaluate the
possible merits or risks of the target business or the particular industry in which we may
ultimately operate. To the extent we effect a business combination with a financially
unstable company or an entity in its early stage of development or growth, including
entities without established records of sales or earnings, we may be affected by numerous
risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or
potential emerging growth companies. In addition, to the extent that we effect a business
combination with an entity in an industry characterized by a high level of risk, we may be
affected by the currently unascertainable risks of that industry. An extremely high level
of risk frequently characterizes many industries which experience rapid growth. In
addition, although the Company's Management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent
in a particular industry or target business, we cannot assure you that we will properly
ascertain or assess all significant risk factors.
of target businesses
The Registrant anticipates
that target business candidates will be brought to our attention from various unaffiliated
sources, including securities broker-dealers, investment bankers, venture capitalists,
bankers and other members of the financial community, who may present solicited or
unsolicited proposals. Our Management may also bring to our attention target business
candidates. While we do not presently anticipate engaging the services of professional
firms that specialize in business acquisitions on any formal basis, we may engage these
firms in the future, in which event we may pay a finder's fee or other compensation. In no
event, however, will we pay Management any finder's fee or other compensation for services
rendered to us prior to or in connection with the consummation of a business combination.
of a target business and structuring of a business combination
Management owns 72% of the
issued and outstanding shares and will have broad flexibility in identifying and selecting
a prospective target business. In evaluating a prospective target business, our Management
will consider, among other factors, the following:
financial condition and results of operation of the
target company; growth potential;
experience and skill of
management and availability of additional personnel;
stage of development of the
products, processes or services;
degree of current or
potential market acceptance of the products, processes or services;
proprietary features and
degree of intellectual property or other protection of the products, processes or
regulatory environment of the
costs associated with
effecting the business combination.
These criteria are not
intended to be exhaustive. Any evaluation relating to the merits of a particular business
combination will be based, to the extent relevant, on the above factors as well as other
considerations deemed relevant by our Management in effecting a business combination
consistent with our business objective. In evaluating a prospective target business, we
will conduct a due diligence review which will encompass, among other things, meetings
with incumbent management and inspection of facilities, as well as review of financial and
other information which will be made available to us.
We will endeavor to
structure a business combination so as to achieve the most favorable tax treatment to us,
the target business and both companies' stockholders. We cannot assure you, however, that
the Internal Revenue Service or appropriate state tax authority will agree with our tax
treatment of the business combination.
The time and costs required
to select and evaluate a target business and to structure and complete the business
combination cannot presently be ascertained with any degree of certainty. Any costs
incurred with respect to the identification and evaluation of a prospective target
business with which a business combination is not ultimately completed will result in a
loss to us.
lack of business diversification
We may seek to effect
business combinations with more than one target business, it is probable that we will have
the ability to effect only a single business combination. Accordingly, the prospects for
our success may be entirely dependent upon the future performance of a single business.
Unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business
combinations of entities operating in multiple industries or multiple areas of a single
industry, it is probable that we will not have the resources to diversify our operations
or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses. By consummating a
business combination with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may:
subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory developments, any or
all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which
we may operate subsequent to a business combination, and
result in our dependency upon
the development or market acceptance of a single or limited number of products, processes
ability to evaluate the target business' management
Although we intend to
closely scrutinize the management of a prospective target business when evaluating the
desirability of effecting a business combination, we cannot assure you that our assessment
of the target business' management will prove to be correct. In addition, we cannot assure
you that the future management will have the necessary skills, qualifications or abilities
to manage a public company intending to embark on a program of business development.
Furthermore, the future role of our director, if any, in the target business cannot
presently be stated with any certainty. While it is possible that our director will remain
associated in some capacity with us following a business combination, it is unlikely that
he will devote his full efforts to our affairs subsequent to a business combination.
Moreover, we cannot assure you that our director will have significant experience or
knowledge relating to the operations of the particular target business.
Following a business
combination, we may seek to recruit additional managers to supplement the incumbent
management of the target business. We cannot assure you that we will have the ability to
recruit additional managers, or that additional managers will have the requisite skills,
knowledge or experience necessary to enhance the incumbent management.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We will use our limited personnel and
financial resources in connection with seeking new business opportunities, including
seeking an acquisition or merger with an operating company. It may be expected that
entering into a new business opportunity or business combination will involve the issuance
of a substantial number of restricted shares of common stock. If such additional
restricted shares of common stock are issued, our shareholders will experience a dilution
in their ownership interest in the Registrant. If a substantial number of restricted
shares are issued in connection with a business combination, a change in control may be
expected to occur.
On September 30, 2009, we had no assets
and had current liabilities consisting mainly of payables and advances from and accruals
due to related parties in the amount of $122,355. During the nine-month period ended
September 30, 2009, we received advances from related parties in the amount of $700. We
had no other financing activities and no investing activities.
connection with our plan to seek new business opportunities and/or effecting a business
combination, we may determine to seek to raise funds from the sale of restricted stock or
debt securities.We have no agreements to issue any debt or equity securities and cannot
predict whether equity or debt financing will become available at terms acceptable to us,
if at all.
are no limitations in our articles of incorporation on our ability to borrow funds or
raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock to effect a business
combination. Our limited resources may make it difficult to do borrow funds or raise
capital. Our inability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted
common stock required to effect or facilitate a business combination may have a material
adverse effect on our financial condition and future prospects, including the ability to
complete a business combination. To the extent that debt financing ultimately proves to be
available, any borrowing will subject us to various risks traditionally associated with
indebtedness, including the risks of interest rate fluctuations and insufficiency of cash
flow to pay principal and interest, including debt of an acquired business.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK Back to Table of Contents
We have not entered
into, and do not expect to enter into, financial instruments for trading or hedging
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES Back to Table of Contents
Evaluation of disclosure controls and
procedures. As of September 30, 2009, the Company's chief executive officer and chief
financial officer conducted an evaluation regarding the effectiveness of the Company's
disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under
the Exchange Act. Based upon the evaluation of these controls and procedures, our
chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls
and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.
Changes in internal controls.
During the quarterly period covered by this report, no changes occurred in our internal
control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to
materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL
PROCEEDINGS Back to Table of Contents
RISK FACTORS Back to Table of Contents
In addition to the other
information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed
in Part I, Item 1. Description of Business, subheading Risk Factors in
our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which could
materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described
in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our company.
Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to
be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition
and/or operating results.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS Back to Table of Contents
3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES Back to Table of Contents
4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS Back to Table of Contents
5. OTHER INFORMATION Back to Table of Contents
6. EXHIBITS Back to Table of Contents
(a) The following documents
are filed as exhibits to this report on Form 10-Q or incorporated by reference herein. Any
document incorporated by reference is identified by a parenthetical reference to the SEC
filing that included such document.
||Certification of CEO/CFO
pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act pursuant to Section 302 of the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
||Certification of CEO/CFO
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
ZAXIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Notes to Unaudited Interim Financial Statements
September 30, 2009
1. Basis of Presentation
The financial statements include the accounts of Zaxis International,
Inc., a Delaware corporation.
The Financial Statements presented herein have been prepared by us in
accordance with the accounting policies described in our December 31, 2008 Annual Report
on Form 10-K and should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Consolidated Financial
Statements which appear in that report.
The preparation of these financial statements in conformity with
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make
estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues
and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on going
basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related intangible assets, income taxes,
insurance obligations and contingencies and litigation. We base our estimates on
historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable
under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about
the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other
resources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or
In the opinion of management, the information furnished in this Form
10-Q reflects all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the financial position and
results of operations and cash flows as of and for the three and nine-month periods ended
September 30, 2009 and 2008. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The
Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q
and therefore do not include some information and notes necessary to conform with annual
Fresh Start Accounting: On November 6, 2002 all assets
were transferred to the chapter 7 trustee in settlement of all outstanding corporate
obligations. We adopted "fresh-start" accounting as of November 7, 2002 in
accordance with procedures specified by AICPA Statement of Position ("SOP") No.
90-7, "Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy
All results for periods subsequent to November 7, 2002 are referred to
as those of the "Successor Company".
In accordance with SOP No. 90-7, the reorganized value of the Company
was allocated to the Company's assets based on procedures specified by SFAS No. 141,
"Business Combinations". Each liability existing at the plan sale date, other
than deferred taxes, was stated at the present value of the amounts to be paid at
appropriate market rates. It was determined that the Company's reorganization value
computed immediately before November 6, 2002 was $0. We adopted "fresh-start"
accounting because holders of existing voting shares immediately before filing and
confirmation of the sale received less than 50% of the voting shares of the emerging
entity and its reorganization value is less than its post-petition liabilities and allowed
2. Bankruptcy Proceedings
On November 6, 2002, the Registrant filed a voluntary Chapter 7
petition under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of
Ohio (case no. 02-55160). On October 13, 2004, the Bankruptcy Court approved an Order
confirming the sale of debtor's interest in personal property to Park Avenue Group Inc.
The material terms of the transaction confirmed by Bankruptcy Court authorized Park Avenue
Group to appoint new members to the Registrant's board of directors and authorized those
newly-appointed board of directors be to:
amend the Article of Incorporation to increase the number of
authorized shares to 100,000,000 shares;
amend the Article of Incorporation to change the
par value of our common and preferred stock to $0.0001;
issue up to 30,000,000 shares of common stock,
par value $0.0001 to the new management which management was appointed by the
newly-constituted board of directors;
implement a reverse split of the issued and
outstanding shares in a ratio to be determined by the board of directors;
cancel and extinguish all common share
conversion rights of any kind, including without limitation, warrants, options,
convertible bonds, other convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock; and
cancel and extinguish all preferred shares of
every series and accompanying conversion rights of any kind.
The accounts of the former subsidiaries were not included in the sale
and have not been carried forward.
Change in Control
In connection with the Order confirming the sale of debtor's interest
in certain intangible personal property to Park Avenue Group Inc. approved by the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio on October 13, 2004, the Court authorized a
change in control pursuant to which Ivo Heiden became our sole director on October 13,
2004, and was appointed president by the new board of directors on October 19, 2004. The
Court order further provided that the sale was free and clear of liens, claims and
interests of others and that the sale was free and clear of any and all other real or
personal property interests, including any interests in Zaxis's subsidiaries. The
Bankruptcy Court Order provided that the existing officers and directors were deemed
removed from office and also authorized the appointment of new members to the board of
On November 30, 2004 the board of directors approved and authorized an
amendment of our Article of Incorporation to establish a series B convertible preferred
stock, par value $0.0001 ("Series B Convertible Preferred Stock"). The holders
of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock shall be entitled to 20 (twenty) votes on all
matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Registrant. The holders of Series B
Convertible Preferred Stock shall have the right to convert each share into 20 (twenty)
shares of common stock upon their written request at any time. On December 7, 2004, the
board of directors authorized the issuance of 2,000,000 shares of Series B Convertible
Preferred Stock, which resulted in a change in control.
3. Earnings/Loss Per Share
Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to
common shareholders (the numerator) by the weighted-average number of common shares
outstanding (the denominator) for the period. Diluted earnings per share assume that any
dilutive convertible securities outstanding were converted, with related preferred stock
dividend requirements and outstanding common shares adjusted accordingly. It also assumes
that outstanding common shares were increased by shares issuable upon exercise of those
stock options for which market price exceeds the exercise price, less shares which could
have been purchased by us with the related proceeds. In periods of losses, diluted loss
per share is computed on the same basis as basic loss per share as the inclusion of any
other potential shares outstanding would be anti-dilutive.
4. New Accounting Standards
In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued FASB
Statement No. 141 (Revised 2007), Business Combinations (SFAS
141R). SFAS 141R provides additional guidance on improving the relevance,
representational faithfulness, and comparability of the financial information that a
reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a business combination and its
effects. This Statement applies prospectively to business combinations for which the
acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period
beginning on or after December 15, 2008.
In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued FASB
Statement No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial
Statementsan amendment of ARB No. 51 (SFAS 160). SFAS 160
amends ARB No. 51 to establish accounting and reporting standards for the
noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a
subsidiary. This Statement is effective for fiscal years and interim periods within
those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The Company is currently
evaluating the impact of adopting SFAS 160 on our financial statements.
In May 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 162, The Hierarchy of
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. SFAS 162 identifies the sources of
accounting principles and the framework for selecting the principles used in the
preparation of financial statements of nongovernmental entities that are presented in
conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States. SFAS
162 is effective 60 days following the SECs approval of the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board amendments to AU Section 411, The Meaning of Present Fairly
in Conformity With Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Our Company is currently
evaluating the impact of SFAS 162 on its financial statements but does not expect it to
have a material effect.
Management does not anticipate that the adoption of these standards
will have a material impact on the financial statements.
5. Related Party
Transactions not Disclosed Elsewhere
Due To Related Parties: Amounts
due to related parties consist of corporate reinstatement expenses paid by the principal
shareholder, cash advances made to the Company as well as the fair value of services
provided without cost and the use of office space provided without cost. Such items
totaled $117,655 and 50,900 at September 30, 2009. We expensed the fair value of services
by an accrual of $9,000 and $27,000 for the three and nine month interim periods ended
September 30, 2009.