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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from                                to                               

 

Commission File Number 000-54391

 

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware 51-0662991
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
   
176 LaGuardia Ave.,  
Staten Island, New York 10314
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(347) 286-0712

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files.      x   Yes     ¨  No

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨ Accelerated filer   ¨
   
Non-accelerated filer   ¨ Smaller reporting company   x

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   Yes   x No    ¨

 

The number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, outstanding as of November 11, 2016 was 1,744,569.

 

 

 

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

 

Table of Contents

 

    Page
Part I Financial Information 2
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 2
     
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 (Unaudited) 2
     
  Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited) 3
     
  Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and  2015 (Unaudited) 4
     
  Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited) 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 10
     
Item 3. Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk 14
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 14
     
Part II Other Information  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 14
Item 1A. Risk Factors 14
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 14
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities 14
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 14
Item 5. Other Information 14
Item 6. Exhibits 15
  Signatures 16

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Financial Statements.

 

SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2016   2015 
         
ASSETS          
Current Assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $701,264   $960,351 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   25,461    43,064 
Total Assets  $726,725   $1,003,415 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $95,607   $73,180 
Total Liabilities   95,607    73,180 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders' Equity:          
Preferred stock - $0.001 par value: authorized 1,000,000 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015; issued and outstanding none at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   -    - 
Common stock - $0.001 par value: authorized 25,000,000 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015;  issued 1,883,639 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015; and outstanding 1,744,569 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   1,884    1,884 
Additional paid-in capital   7,279,464    7,270,764 
Accumulated deficit   (6,455,532)   (6,147,715)
Less treasury stock at cost: 139,070 shares at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   (194,698)   (194,698)
Total Stockholders' Equity   631,118    930,235 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $726,725   $1,003,415 

 

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

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2016   2015   2016   2015 
                 
Operating costs:                    
Operating expenses - related party  $18,000   $22,500   $57,000   $67,500 
Other general and administrative expenses   76,548    110,617    251,452    302,301 
Total operating costs   94,548    133,117    308,452    369,801 
                     
Operating loss   (94,548)   (133,117)   (308,452)   (369,801)
                     
Other income:                    
Interest income   205    1,969    635    6,041 
Net loss  $(94,343)  $(131,148)  $(307,817)  $(363,760)
                     
Net Loss Per Share                    
Basic and diluted  $(0.05)  $(0.07)  $(0.18)  $(0.19)
                     
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding                    
Basic  and diluted   1,744,569    1,874,569    1,744,569    1,880,582 

 

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

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2016   2015 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(307,817)  $(363,760)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities          
Share-based compensation   8,700    4,250 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Decrease  (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets   17,603    (30,111)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses   22,427    (99,314)
Net cash used in operating activities   (259,087)   (488,935)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Purchase of treasury stock   -    (194,698)
Net cash used in financing activities   -    (194,698)
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (259,087)   (683,633)
Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period   960,351    4,797,122 
Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period  $701,264   $4,113,489 
           
Supplemental cash flow disclosure - cash paid for income taxes  $-   $85,867 

 

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

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Organization and Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

 

Organization and Nature of Business

 

SMG Indium Resources Ltd. (the Company) is a corporation established pursuant to the laws of the State of Delaware on January 7, 2008. From inception through December 31, 2014, the Company operated in a single-segment business, the primary business purpose of which was to stockpile indium, a specialty metal that is being increasingly used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer electronics manufacturing applications. As of December 31, 2014, the Company sold all of the indium held in its stockpile. As a result, the Company is no longer in the business of purchasing and selling indium. The Company’s board of directors has begun evaluating strategic options including the acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. In January 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with Brack Advisors LLC (Brack), a company owned by Richard A. Biele, one of our directors, to assist the Company in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions, including but not limited to the acquisition of a new line of business and/or a reverse merger. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will enter into any such transaction, and if so, on terms favorable to the Company.

 

In December 2014, the Company repurchased 6,678,358 shares of its common stock, representing 78% of its outstanding shares, in a Tender Offer (the Tender Offer) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.1 million, or $2.41 per share. Shares not purchased in the Tender Offer because of proration or conditional tenders were returned to the tendering stockholders. There were 1,883,639 shares of common stock outstanding after the Tender Offer. During the third quarter of 2015, the Company’s board of directors approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand of the Company’s common stock. In connection therewith, the Company repurchased 139,070 shares of its common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. At September 30, 2016, at the discretion of the Company’s board of directors, approximately $450 thousand remained available under the program to repurchase shares of the Company’s common stock. At September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding.

 

In December 2015, the Company's board of directors approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

In March 2015, the Company’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer resigned and Ailon Grushkin, the Company’s chairman of the board of directors and president, was named chief executive officer. In March 2015, the Company also entered into a consulting agreement (2015 Nano Agreement) with Nano-Cap Advisors LLC (Nano) Mr. Grushkin is the only member of Nano. Pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Nano Agreement, Nano provided services normally provided by a chief executive officer of the Company, as determined and directed by the Company, and provided office facilities for the Company. The Company paid Nano $90 thousand during the year ended December 31, 2015 for such services. In January 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with Nano (2016 Nano Agreement) to perform the services indicated above for an annual fee of $70 thousand in 2016.

 

At September 30, 2016, we had approximately $0.7 million in cash and cash equivalents. Our annual cash operating expenses are estimated to be approximately $0.4 million while we review our strategic options. Accordingly, we believe that we have sufficient funds to sustain operations for at least the next twelve months.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying interim unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Accordingly, these interim unaudited condensed financial statements do not include all of the disclosures required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.  These interim unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC. In the opinion of management, the interim unaudited condensed financial statements included herein include all adjustments, all of which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations for the interim periods presented. The condensed balance sheet at December 31, 2015 has been derived from the Company’s audited balance sheet as of December 31, 2015 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC. Operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2016 or any interim period.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

  

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. The most significant estimates relate to share-based compensation and income taxes. Actual results could differ from those estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments with original maturities of 90 days or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents.

 

Basic and Diluted Net Loss per Share

 

The Company presents both basic and diluted net loss per share on the face of the condensed statements of operations. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted per share calculations give effect to all potentially dilutive shares of common stock outstanding during the period, including stock options and warrants, and using the treasury-stock method. If anti-dilutive, the effect of potentially dilutive shares of common stock is ignored. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, 382,500 and 7,313,700, respectively, potentially issuable shares of common stock have been excluded from the calculation because their effect would be antidilutive due to the Company’s net loss.

 

Income Taxes

 

Income taxes are accounted under the asset-and-liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and the respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. The portion of any deferred tax asset for which it is more likely than not that a tax benefit will not be realized must then be offset by recording a valuation allowance. A valuation allowance has been established against all of the deferred tax assets, as it is more likely than not that these assets will not be realized given the Company’s expected operating losses. The Company recognizes the effect of income tax positions only if those positions are more likely than not of being sustained. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgement occurs. The Company recognizes potential interest and penalties, if any, related to income tax positions as a component of the provision for income taxes on the condensed statements of operations.

 

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, no income taxes were recorded due to the Company’s operating loss.

 

Share-Based Payment Arrangements

 

The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments (share-based payments, or SBP) based on the grant-date fair value of the award. That cost is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the SBP award—the requisite service period (vesting period). For SBP awards subject to conditions, compensation is not recognized until the performance condition is probable of occurrence. The grant-date fair value of share options is estimated using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model. Compensation expense for SBP awards granted to nonemployees is remeasured each period as the underlying options vest. The Company recorded non-cash charges for SBP of approximately $0 and $1 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and approximately $9 thousand and $4 thousand for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies – (continued)

 

Share-Based Payment Arrangements, continued

 

The fair value of each option granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model with the weighted average assumptions in the following table:

 

   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2016   2015 
Expected dividend yield   0%   0%
Expected option term (years)   5    5 
Expected volatility   13%   13%
Risk-free interest rate   1.22%   1.32-1.71%

 

The expected term of options granted represents the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding. The expected volatility was based on the volatility in the trading of the Company’s common stock. The assumed discount rate was the default risk-free five-year interest rate provided by Bloomberg L.P.

 

Concentration of Market Risk

 

The Company maintains cash deposits with banks that at times exceed applicable Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation limits. The Company reduces its exposure to credit risk by maintaining such deposits with high-quality financial institutions. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts. At September 30, 2016, the Company had cash on deposit of approximately $450 thousand in excess of federally insured limits of $250 thousand.

 

Fair Value

 

The Company utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs to the extent possible. The Company determines fair value based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability in the principal or most advantageous market. For cash and cash equivalents and accounts payable, the carrying amounts approximated the fair values because of the immediate or short-term nature of those instruments.

 

Note 3 — Stockholders’ Equity

 

Common Stock

 

In December 2015, the Company's board of directors approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company’s board of directors approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand of our common stock. In connection therewith, the Company bought back 139,070 shares of its common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. The cost of such shares has been recorded as treasury stock in the accompanying condensed balance sheets. At September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding.  

 

Equity Compensation Plan

 

Under the Company’s 2008 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan), the Company may grant incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, restricted and unrestricted stock awards and other stock-based awards. Pursuant to the Plan, 1,000,000 shares of common stock are reserved for issuance under the Plan. Options are granted with exercise prices equal to or greater than the fair value of the common stock on the date of grant. The terms of the options are approved by the Company’s board of directors or one of its committees. Options granted to date have vested immediately and expire in five years. At September 30, 2016, there were 617,500 options available under the Plan for future grants.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

 

Note 3 — Stockholders’ Equity –(continued)

  

Stock Options

 

Summary stock option information is as follows:

 

               Weighted 
   Aggregate   Aggregate   Exercise Price   Average 
   Number   Exercise Price   Range   Exercise Price 
Outstanding, December 31, 2015   564,999   $2,588,693     $1.78-7.50    $4.58 
Granted   290,000    69,600   $0.24   $0.24 
Exercise   -    -    -    - 
Cancelled, Forfeited or Expired   (472,499)   (2,362,518)    $4.50-7.50     - 
Outstanding, September 30, 2016   382,500   $295,775     $0.24-3.90    $0.77 

 

The weighted average grant-date fair value was $0.03 and $0.28 for options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The weighted average remaining contractual life is approximately 4 years for stock options outstanding at September 30, 2016. At September 30, 2016 and 2015, there was $3 thousand and $0 thousand, respectively, in intrinsic value of outstanding stock options.

 

Note 4 — Related Party Transactions

 

In March 2015, the Company’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer resigned and Ailon Grushkin, the Company’s chairman of the board of directors and president, was named chief executive officer. In March 2015, the Company also entered into the 2015 Nano Agreement. Mr. Grushkin is the only member of Nano. Pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Nano Agreement, Nano provided services normally provided by a chief executive officer of the Company, as determined and directed by the Company, and provided office facilities for the Company. In January 2016, the Company entered into the 2016 Nano Agreement under which Nano is to perform the services indicated above for an annual fee of $70 thousand in 2016. During the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company paid Nano $18 thousand and $23 thousand, respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company paid Nano $53 thousand and $68 thousand, respectively.

 

In January 2016, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Brack (the Brack Agreement), that provides for the payment of $50 thousand in 2016. Pursuant to the terns of the Brack Agreement, Richard A. Biele is to assist the Company in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions including but not limited to the acquisition of a new line of business and/or a reverse merger. $13 thousand and $38 thousand, respectively, were paid under the Brack Agreement in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. There was no such payment in 2015.

 

The Company paid a relative of one of its directors to perform outsourced secretarial services for the Company $5 thousand and $15 thousand in both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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SMG INDIUM RESOURCES LTD. 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
(Unaudited)

  

Note 5 — Commitments and Contingencies

 

Consulting Fees

 

As described in Note 4, the Company is required to pay a fee to Nano, a related party, of $70 thousand under the 2016 Nano Agreement, $50 thousand under an agreement with Brack for services to be performed by Mr. Biele, a director of the Company, and $20 thousand under an arrangement with a relative of a director for secretarial services in 2016.

 

Compensation

 

The Company has an arrangement with its chief financial officer for an annual base compensation of $60 thousand, to be paid quarterly. The compensation committee of the board of directors has approved the payment of $10 thousand per year and $1 thousand for each meeting attended in person to the nonexecutive board member who is not compensated under another agreement with the Company.

 

Note 6 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluates events that have occurred after the balance sheet date but before the condensed financial statements are issued. Based upon the evaluation, the Company did not identify any recognized or unrecognized subsequent events that have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed financial statements.

 

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Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “SMG Indium,” “SMG,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to SMG Indium Resources Ltd.  In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we may make certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and resources that are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

The statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “should,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “continue,” or similar terms or variations of those terms or the negative of those terms.  These statements appear in a number of places in this Form 10-Q and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of SMG Indium Resources Ltd. Forward-looking statements are merely our current predictions of future events. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, are not guaranties of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from our predictions. There are a number of factors that could negatively affect our business and the value of our securities, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in the market price of our common stock; changes in our plans, strategies and intentions; changes in market valuations associated with our cash flows and operating results; the impact of significant acquisitions, dispositions and other similar transactions; our ability to attract and retain key employees; changes in financial estimates or recommendations by securities analysts; asset impairments; decreased liquidity in the capital markets; and changes in interest rates. Such factors could materially affect our Company's future operating results and could cause actual events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements relating to our Company. Although we have sought to identify the most significant risks to our business, we cannot predict whether, or to what extent, any of such risks may be realized, nor is there any assurance that we have identified all possible issues that we might face.  We assume no obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments. We urge readers to carefully review and consider the various disclosures we make in this report and our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect our business including the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC.

 

Overview

 

We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on January 7, 2008.  From inception through December 31, 2014, our primary business purpose was to stockpile indium, a specialty metal that is being increasingly used as a raw material in a wide variety of consumer electronics manufacturing applications. As of December 31, 2014, we sold all of the indium from our stockpile. As a result, we are no longer in the business of purchasing and selling indium. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. In connection therewith, we have engaged Brack Advisors LLC (Brack), a company owned by Richard A. Biele, one of our directors, to assist in identifying, evaluating and negotiating strategic transactions. We have agreed to pay Brack $50 thousand in 2016 for these services. However, there can be no assurance that we will enter into any such transaction, and if so, on terms favorable to us.

 

In December 2014, we repurchased 6,678,358 shares of our common stock (representing 78% of our then issued and outstanding shares of common stock) in a tender offer (the Tender Offer) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $16.1 million, or $2.41 per share. Shares not purchased in the Tender Offer because of proration or conditional tenders were returned to the tendering stockholders. Shares having an aggregate purchase price of more than approximately $16.1 million were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. There were 1,883,639 shares of our common stock outstanding after the Tender Offer. During the third quarter of 2015, our board of directors (Board) approved a program to repurchase up to $650 thousand in shares of our common stock. In connection therewith, we repurchased 139,070 shares of our common stock in September 2015 for approximately $0.2 million, or $1.40 per share. At September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, 1,744,569 shares of our common stock were outstanding.

 

In December 2015, our Board approved a cash distribution to stockholders in the amount of $1.75 per common share (or approximately $3.05 million). The distribution was classified as a return of capital for tax purposes. The aggregate cash distribution was recorded against additional paid-in capital for accounting purposes.

 

At September 30, 2016, we had approximately $0.7 million in cash and cash equivalents. Our annual cash operating expenses are estimated to be approximately $0.4 million while we review our strategic options. We believe that we have sufficient funds to sustain operations for at least the next twelve months.

 

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In 2015, management services were provided under an agreement (2015 Nano Agreement) with Nano-Cap Advisors LLC (Nano) in which Ailon Z. Grushkin, chairman of our board of directors, president and chief executive officer, is the sole shareholder. Under the arrangement, which was approved by our Board, we agreed to pay Nano $90 thousand in 2015 to provide management services and office space. During the first quarter of 2016, we entered into an agreement (2016 Nano Agreement) with Nano under which Nano will continue to provide such services in 2016 for a fee of $70 thousand. 

 

We are not legally prohibited from pursuing other business strategies pursuant to our certificate of incorporation, as amended, or any other corporate document. We will promptly notify stockholders of any modifications to our stated business plan. Our operations have been limited to purchasing, stockpiling, lending or leasing the metal indium. Recently, we sold our entire indium stockpile. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the merger or acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company, which would require approval of our Board and will require stockholder approval.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. For a description of our significant accounting policies, see Notes to Condensed Financial Statements – Note 2 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies. Of these policies, the following are considered critical to an understanding of the Company’s financial statements as they require the application of the most difficult, subjective and complex judgments: (1) Use of Estimates, (2) Share-Based Payment Arrangements, and (3) Income Taxes. Management will base its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Results of Operations

 

The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 are as follows:

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2016   2015   2016   2015 
                 
Operating costs:                    
Operating expenses - related party  $18,000   $22,500   $57,000   $67,500 
Other general and administrative expenses   76,548    110,617    251,452    302,301 
Total operating costs   94,548    133,117    308,452    369,801 
                     
Operating loss   (94,548)   (133,117)   (308,452)   (369,801)
                     
Other income:                    
Interest income   205    1,969    635    6,041 
Net loss  $(94,343)  $(131,148)  $(307,817)  $(363,760)
                     
Net Loss Per Share                    
Basic and diluted  $(0.05)  $(0.07)  $(0.18)  $(0.19)
                     
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding                    
Basic  and diluted   1,744,569    1,874,569    1,744,569    1,880,582 

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2016 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2015

 

We had no sales in the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, as we sold our remaining stockpile of indium during 2014 and exited the indium business.

 

 For the three months ended September 30, 2016, total operating expenses were approximately $95 thousand. For the comparable three-month period in 2015, total operating costs were approximately $133 thousand, representing a 29% decrease.  The decrease was due principally to lower insurance expense, professional fees and manager fees. As we explore strategic initiatives, we expect that our annual cash operating expenses will approximate $0.4 million. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, other income decreased approximately $2 thousand when compared to the third quarter of 2015 due to less cash equivalents available for investment in the 2016 period. We recorded no income taxes during the first quarter of 2016 and 2015 due to our operating losses.

 

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During the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, we incurred a net loss of ($94) thousand (or $(0.05) per basic and diluted share) and ($131) thousand (or $(0.07) per basic and diluted share), respectively. The lower operating loss was primarily due to lower operating expenses. The basic weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding was 1,744,569 in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 1,874,569 in the third quarter of 2015. The decrease in the basic weighted average shares in 2016 was due to the repurchase of shares of common stock in 2015.

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015

 

There were no sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 as we sold our remaining stockpile of indium during 2014.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, total operating expenses were approximately $308 thousand. For the comparable nine-month period in 2015, total operating costs were approximately $370 thousand, representing a 17% decrease.  The decrease was due principally to lower legal and accounting fees, director and officer insurance, manager fees, and franchise taxes in 2016. As we explore strategic initiatives, we expect that our annual cash operating expenses will approximate $0.4 million. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, other income decreased approximately $5 thousand. We recorded no income taxes during the first nine months of 2016 and 2015 due to our operating losses in that period.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2016, we incurred a net loss of approximately ($308) thousand or $(0.18) per basic and diluted share. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, we incurred a net loss of approximately ($364) thousand or $(0.19) per basic and diluted share. The change was due primarily to the lower operating expenses offset in part by lower interest income in the 2016 period. The basic weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding was 1,774,569 in the first nine months of 2016 compared to 1,880,582 in the 2015 comparable period. The decrease in the basic weighted average shares in 2016 was due to the repurchase of shares of common stock at the end of 2015.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Since our inception and through September 30, 2016, we have incurred an accumulated deficit of approximately $6.5 million, of which approximately $2.4 million was due to a non-cash preferential dividend to Class A Common Stockholders in 2011. At September 30, 2016, we had working capital of approximately $631 thousand. This represents a decrease of approximately $299 thousand from the working capital of approximately $930 thousand at December 31, 2015. The decrease in working capital was primarily due to the net loss in the first nine months of 2016.

 

As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, we have cash and cash equivalents of approximately $701 thousand and $960 thousand, respectively. The decrease of approximately $259 thousand was due primarily to cash used for operations in the first nine months of 2016. We believe that the cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2016 should be sufficient to pay our operating expenses, which we currently estimate to be approximately $0.4 million annually, for at least the next twelve months. 

 

Although we do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business over the next year, we may need to raise additional capital if we encounter unforeseen costs or if cash is needed for any corporate initiatives. Currently we are not a party to any agreement or letter of intent with respect to potential investments in, or acquisitions of businesses, we may enter into these types of arrangements in the future, which could also require us to seek additional equity or debt financing. Additional funds may not be available on terms favorable to us or at all. We have begun evaluating strategic options including the merger or acquisition of a new line of business or the sale or full liquidation of the Company. There can be no assurances that we will enter into any such transactions, and if so, on terms favorable to us.

 

Discussion of Cash Flows

 

The Company’s cash flow activity was as follows:  

 

   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2016   2015 
         
Net cash used in operating activities  $(259,087)  $(488,935)
Net cash used in financing activities  $-   $(194,698)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  $(259,087)  $(683,633)

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

The net cash used in operating activities was approximately $259 thousand in the first nine months of 2016. In the first nine months of 2015, cash used in operating activities was approximately $489 thousand. The 2016 change is primarily due to a lower net loss in 2016 and to changes in current assets and current liabilities between the 2016 and 2015 periods.

 

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Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

No cash was provided by or used in investing activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

No cash was provided by or used in financing activities in the first nine months of 2016. The net cash used in financing activities in the first nine months of 2015 was due to the repurchase of shares of our common stock under a program approved by our Board of Directors.

 

Off-Balance-Sheet Transactions

 

We are not party to any off-balance-sheet transactions.

 

Contractual Commitments

 

We are committed to pay Nano, a related party, $70 thousand in 2016 under the 2016 Nano Agreement, for services performed by our chief executive officer. Further, we are committed to pay Brack, a related party, $50 thousand during 2016 for services which include identifying and negotiating strategic transactions.

 

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Item 3.Qualitative and Quantitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company and, therefore, we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

Item 4.Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and our President, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well-designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, as ours are designed to do, and management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

 

As of September 30, 2016, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in enabling us to record, process, summarize and report information required to be included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission within the required time period.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2016 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.

 

None.

 

Item 1A.Risk Factors.

 

We are a smaller reporting company and, therefore, we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3.Defaults upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.Other Information.

  

None.

 

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Item 6.Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Document
     
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
32.1*   Certification pursuant to Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. §1350).
     
32.2*   Certification pursuant to Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. §1350).
     
101.ins   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.xsd   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.cal   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.def   XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.lab   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
     
101.pre   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 

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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.

 

    SMG Indium Resources Ltd.
    (Registrant)
     
November 14, 2016   /s/    Ailon Z. Grushkin
Date   Ailon Z. Grushkin
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
November 14, 2016   /s/   Mary E. Paetzold
Date   Mary E. Paetzold
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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