TRANSACT ENERGY CORP.
[A Development Stage Company]
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited Prepared by Management)
MARCH 31, 2017
NOTE 1 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Organization - TransAct Energy Corp. (the Company) was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on March 15, 2006. The Company is in the business of developing and managing zero emission waste optimization plants globally. The Company has generated nominal revenues and is considered a development stage company as defined in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic No. 915. The Company has, at the present time, not paid any dividends and any dividends that may be paid in the future will depend upon the financial requirements of the Company and other relevant factors.
Interim Condensed Financial Statements - The accompanying interim financial statements have been prepared by the Company without audit. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows at March 31, 2017 and 2016 and for the periods then ended have been made.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted. It is suggested that these condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Companys December 31, 2016 unaudited financial statements. The results of operations for the periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year.
Cash and Cash Equivalents - The Company considers all highly liquid debt investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
Software and related amortization - Software is recorded at cost and the Company provides for amortization using the straight line method over three years.
Income Taxes - The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic No. 740, Accounting for Income Taxes.
The Company adopted the provisions of ASC Topic No. 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, on January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of ASC Topic No. 740, the Company recognized approximately no increase in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits.
The Company has no tax positions at March 31, 2017 and 2016 for which the ultimate deductibility is highly certain but for which there is uncertainty about the timing of such deductibility.
The Company recognizes interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses. During the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company recognized no interest and penalties. The Company had no accruals for interest and penalties at March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016. All tax years starting with 2008 are open for examination.
Loss Per Share - The computation of loss per share is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period presented in accordance with ASC Topic No. 260, Earnings Per Share [See Note 11].
Accounting Estimates - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimated by management.
Recently Enacted Accounting Standards - In September 2009 the FASB established the Accounting Standards Codification (Codification or ASC) as the source of authoritative accounting principles recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Rules and interpretive releases of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued under authority of federal securities laws are also sources of GAAP for SEC registrants. Existing GAAP was not intended to be changed as a result of the Codification, and accordingly the change did not impact our financial statements. The ASC does change the way the guidance is organized and presented.
Accounting Standards Update (ASU) ASU No. 2009-05 (ASC Topic 820), which amends Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Overall, ASU No. 2009-13 (ASC Topic 605), Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements, ASU No. 2009-14 (ASC Topic 985), Certain Revenue Arrangements that include Software Elements, and various other ASUs No. 2009-2 through ASU No. 2011-8 which contain technical corrections to existing guidance or affect guidance to specialized industries or entities were recently issued. These updates have no current applicability to the Company or their effect on the financial statements would not have been significant.
Investment in Leases - All costs such as bid fees and lease rental payments related to the acquisition of energy leases are deferred and amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease (See Note 3).
Foreign Currency Translation - The Financial statements are presented in United States dollars. In accordance with ASC 830 Foreign Currency Matters, foreign denominated monetary assets and liabilities are translated into their United States dollar equivalents using foreign exchange rates which prevailed at the balance sheet date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rates prevailing at the transaction date. Revenue and expenses are translated at average rate of exchange during the year. Gains or losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in results of operation.
Stock Offering Costs - Costs incurred in connection with stock offerings will be deferred and offset against the proceeds of the stock offering. Costs incurred in connection with unsuccessful offerings will be expensed.
Reclassification Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with current year presentation.
NOTE 2 LOANS RECEIVABLE RELATED PARTY
The $12,000, $5,000, $7,000, $212,000 and $12,520 loans receivable from a company whose sole shareholder holds less than 10% in TransAct, are secured and were due on November 1, November 10, November 29, December 6 and December 6, 2010, respectively. The loans are secured by certain assets and equipment of the company and bear interest at rates between 15% and 18% per annum for the terms of the loans. At June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 interest receivable was $50,954. These notes have not been granted an extension, are in default and management has formally demanded payment of the outstanding principal and interest and may pursue legal action if the cost of said action can be justified. At December 31, 2010 the Company recorded a total allowance of $299,475 charged to operations including principal of $248,521 and interest of $50,954.
NOTE 3 SOFTWARE
Net Book Value
March 31, 2017
December 31, 2016
NOTE 4 NOTES PAYABLE
The $10,000 convertible promissory note payable to a company whose shareholders hold less than 10% in TransAct is unsecured, bears interest at 10% per annum and was due and payable on March 31, 2010. The payee had the option to convert the entire principal amount on or before April 29, 2009 into common shares of the Company based on a conversion rate of $.00345 per share. No interest was payable if the principal was converted to shares of the Company. The payee did not exercise its conversion option. The note is currently outstanding and in October 2010 the Company issued a check in the amount of $11,876 as payment in full of principal and interest which was returned un-cashed by the payee. The Company is currently in dispute regarding the expiration date of the conversion option in the agreement and the note remains in default. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $ 8,437.
The $17,500 promissory note payable to a company whose shareholders hold less than 10% in TransAct is unsecured, bears interest at 10% per annum and is due on demand. This note is currently in default. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $14,007.
The $25,000 convertible promissory note dated June 10, 2010 and $40,000 convertible promissory note dated October 5, 2010 bore interest at 8% per annum and were due and payable on March 11, 2011 and July 7, 2011, respectively.
The holder had the option to convert the entire principal amount of each particular note on or before March 11, 2011 and July 7, 2011 into common shares of the Company based on a conversion rate of 60% of the market price being the average of the lowest three trading prices over the past ten days prior to the conversion. At no time, could the holder convert into an amount of shares which would result in the holder and its affiliates to beneficially own more than 4.99% of the outstanding shares of common stock. In February 2011 the holder elected to convert $12,000 of the June 10, 2010 note into 404,040 common shares of the Company which were issued. In February 2011 the terms of the June 10, 2010 and October 5, 2010 convertible promissory notes were amended by both parties to include a repayment option. Under this repayment option the borrower had the right to repay the balance of a note in cash equal to 150% of the outstanding principal and interest. On February 24, 2011, the Company paid $22,000 including $9,000 of interest to repay the remaining $13,000 balance of the June 10, 2010 note. In addition, on April 21, 2011 the Company paid $61,600 including $21,600 of interest to repay the $40,000 note dated October 5, 2010. A beneficial conversion feature of $53,334 has been recorded as a discount to the notes with an offset to additional paid in capital. The discount was amortized over the life of the notes. The remaining unamortized discount has been expensed as interest since the note was repaid.
The $25,000 and $15,243.90 ($20,000 CAD) promissory notes payable dated April 22, 2011 and March 31, 2011 respectively are unsecured and bear interest at 60% per annum or $2,500 and $1,445 ($2,000 CAD) respectively whichever is greater. The notes are due on demand and may be prepaid in whole or part without penalty. Accrued interest was $ 143,698 at March 31, 2017.
The $ 3,811 ($5,000 CAD) promissory note payable dated September 12, 2011 is unsecured and bears interest at $ 361 up to September 16, 2011 and $ 36 per diem until all principal and interest is repaid. The note is due on demand and may be prepaid in whole or part without penalty. Accrued interest was $ 76,566 at March 31, 2017.
The $100,000 promissory note payable dated June 30, 2013 is unsecured and is non-interest bearing.
A $22,030 promissory note payable dated February 24, 2011 to a former officer (more than 1 year ago,) bears interest of $6,000 and was due on March 4, 2011. This note is accruing interest at $360 per day for every day after March 4, 2011 until the note is repaid in full. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $ 805,793.
A $46,660 promissory note payable dated April 22, 2011 to a former officer (more than 1 year ago) bears interest at 1% per diem. A beneficial conversion feature of $2,750 was recorded as a discount to the notes with the offset to Additional Paid in Capital. In May 2011 the holder of the note converted $10,000 of principal into 750,000 shares of common stock and the discount was expensed to interest. The remaining balance of $36,660 is due on demand. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $801,479.
A $3,000 convertible promissory note payable to a former officer (more than 1 year ago) is secured by certain assets and equipment of the Company and bore interest at 8% per annum through the due date in November 2010 and is currently in default and bearing interest at 60% the highest lawful rate. A beneficial conversion feature of $3,000 has been recorded as a discount to the note with an offset to additional paid in capital. The discount was fully amortized in 2010. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $12,645.
A $10,000 convertible note dated June 22, 2015 is unsecured and bears interest at 8% per annum. The note is due on May 11, 2016 unless converted to common stock in advance of that date. This note is currently in default. At March 31, 2017, accrued interest was $1,426.
The $100,000 convertible note payable to a company whose shareholders hold less than 10% in TransAct is unsecured, bears interest at 8% per annum and is due Dec 2, 2016. At June 6, 2016 accrued interest was $3945, the note was converted on June 6 and is considered paid in full see Note 6.
NOTE 5 NOTES PAYABLE RELATED PARTIES
Promissory notes were paid out up to and including the end of December 2015 to an officer and shareholder were secured by certain assets and equipment of the Company and bared interest at 8% and 10% per annum and were due on demand. All notes were paid including interest. At December 31, 2016, accrued and remaining interest was $0.
Accrued interest and late fees for the notes at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 was $1,868,639 and $1,791,739, respectively.
NOTE 6 CAPITAL STOCK
Preferred Stock - The Company has authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $.001 par value, with such rights, preferences and designations and to be issued in such series as determined by the Board of Directors. No shares are issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016.
Common Stock - The Company has authorized 100,000,000 shares of common stock, $.001 par value, with such rights, preferences and designations and to be issued in such series as determined by the Board of Directors.
In December 2010 proceeds were received for 200,000 common shares at $.15 per share and 50,000 common shares at $.20 per share for a total of $ 40,000. These shares were issued in June 2011.
In January 2011 the Company issued 588,235 common shares at $.17 per share for total proceeds received of $100,000.
In February 2011 the Company issued 404,040 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of a note payable totaling $12,000 at $.0297 per share.
In June 2011 the Company issued 200,000 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.015 per share.
In June 2011 the Company issued 750,000 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of a note payable totaling $10,000 at $.013 per share.
In June 2011, the Company issued 175,739 common shares at a value of $.015 per share in exchange for consulting services accrued as a liability at December 31, 2010 in the amount of $ 37,500. The difference of $34,864 has been recorded as a gain on debt settlement.
In May 2012 the Company issued 3,316,500 common shares for consulting services at a value of $.035 per share (see Note 10).
In May 2012 the Company issued 275,000 common shares as a fee related to financing services at a value of $.0182 per share.
In May 2012 the Company issued 625,000 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.05 per share.
In May 2012 the Company issued 119,783 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.045 per share.
In May 2013 the Company issued 2,600,000 common shares as payment related to a technology purchase agreement at a value of $.0502 per share.
In May 2013 the Company issued 500,000 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.0501 per share.
At June 30, 2013 the Company caused the cancellation of 250,000 shares that had been issued for compensation services 125,000 shares at a value of $.0501 and 125,000 shares at $.05.
In August 2013 the Company issued 555,556 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $20,000 at $.036 per share.
In March 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 450,000 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.041 per share.
In March 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 14,210,235 common shares for $397,887 of compensation payable.
In April 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 200,000 common shares for compensation services at a value of $.05 per share.
In April 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 474,360 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $23,718 at $.05 per share.
In August 2014, the Company authorized the issuance of 221,778 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $9,980 at $.045 per share.
In August 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 300,000 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $18,000 at $.06 per share.
In September 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 665,750 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $39,975 at $.06 per share.
In September 2014, the Company authorized the issuance of 641,715 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $44,920 at $.07 per share.
In October 2014 the Company authorized the issuance of 229,750 common shares pursuant to a restricted securities agreement totaling $50,545 at $0.22 per share.
In December 2014, the Company authorized the issuance of 140,000 common shares for compensation services of $26,600 at $0.19 per share.
In December 2014, the Company authorized the issuance of 233,921 common shares for $33,333.68 of compensation payable at $0.1425.
In March 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 99,750 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $9,975 at $.10 per share.
In March 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 166,834 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $20,020 at $.12 per share.
In March 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 66,667 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $7,000 at $.1050 per share.
In October 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 124,750 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $4,990 at $.04 per share.
In November 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 147,725 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $5,909 at $.04 per share.
In November 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 73,563 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $5,885 at $.08 per share.
In December 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 536,000 common shares for compensation payable totaling $27,336 at $.051 per share.
In April 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 104,688 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $8,375 at $.08 per share.
In June 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 2,050,000 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $102,500 at $.05 per share.
In August 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 142,857 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of a note payable totaling $10,000 at $.07per share. In the same period the Company authorized the issuance of 305,522 common shares pursuant to a convertible option a of note payable totaling $19,975 at $.06538 per share.
In September 2016, the Company authorized the issuance of 142,643 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $9,985 at $.07 per share.
In December 2016, the company authorized the issuance of 185,249 common shares pursuant to convertible option of notes payable totaling $14,819.95 at a value of $.08 per share. In the same period the Company authorized the issuance of 645,000 common shares for compensation services totaling $38,700 at a value of $0.06 per share.
In January 2017, the Company authorized the issuance of 89,864 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $2,489 at $.0646per share and $2500 @ $0.487 per share.
In February 2017, the Company authorized the issuance of 200,000 common shares pursuant to a convertible option of notes payable totaling $10,000 at $.05 per share.
See Note 11 regarding a subscription agreement dated September 27, 2014.
NOTE 7 GOING CONCERN
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern. However, the Company has a working capital deficit and has incurred losses since its inception. These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. In this regard, management is proposing to raise any necessary additional funds not provided by operations through loans and/or through additional sales of its common stock. There is no assurance that the Company will be successful in raising this additional capital or in achieving profitable operations. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.
NOTE 8 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Management Compensation The Company has accrued executive compensation of $1,478,879 to the President of the Company from inception to the period ended March 31, 2017 (See Note 10).
The Company has accrued executive compensation of $115,601 to the SVP Technology of the Company to the period ended April 1, 2016 (See Note 10).
NOTE 9 LOSS PER SHARE
The following data shows the amounts used in computing loss per share for the periods presented:
Loss from operations available to common shareholders
Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding during the period used in loss per share
Dilutive loss per share was not presented; as the Company had no common equivalent shares for all periods presented that would affect the computation of diluted loss per share.
NOTE 10 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Compensation agreement The President and Chief Executive Officer agreement pays an annual base salary of $250,000, with a cash bonus annually based on 5% of EBITDA and a stock bonus formulated around the return on invested capital where the issued and outstanding stock of the Company times the rate of return divided by ten will equate to the stock issued.
Compensation agreement The Senior Vice President of Technology agreement pays an annual base salary of $100,000 Starting June 2013, with a cash bonus annually based on 0.25% of EBITDA and a stock bonus formulated around the return on invested capital where the issued and outstanding stock of the Company times the rate of return divided by forty will equate to the stock issued. This contract was terminated effective April 1, 2016.
Consulting Agreement-On May 3, 2012 the company entered into an agreement whereby 3,015,000 free trading shares are to be issued in exchange for a $20,000 advance to the Company and the settlement of any and all obligations given to the parties of the agreement. These shares are intended to be sold to cover their costs including the advances and any balance of these shares not used in settlement would be used to raise capital and split evenly between the parties. The portion that goes to the consulting company will be expensed as consulting fees. To facilitate the terms of this agreement the Company by way of special resolution identified certain shareholders of the Company that had sufficient unrestricted common shares and agreed to replace the unrestricted shares with restricted common shares plus an incentive of an additional 10% of bonus shares. In May 30, 2012 the Company issued 3,316,500 common shares, including 301,500 bonus shares, valued at $.036 per share. In June 2014, the company returned the original $20,000, the shares remain outstanding.
Loan Agreement-Pursuant to an Agreement on June 28th, 2012 that was extended to August 31, 2012 and then on Aug 30th, 2012 to November 15th, 2012, and was extended to May 15, 2014; where originally on May 11, 2012 the Company arranged for 3,005,000 free trading shares to be placed as additional security for a $100,000 loan as a retainer for a financing of 100 million dollars. The Company had a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to receive one third or 30 million dollars of this financing. The financing was not completed. If these shares are used to repay the loan the Company will have to issue the shares used plus 10% additional shares to the contributing shareholders and expense whatever shares used as financing costs. The shares remain outstanding.
Share-purchase Agreement On January 30, 2014 the Company entered a share-purchase agreement for shares in a proposed subsidiary that would own and operate a zero-emissions waste optimization plant (Z.E.W.O.P.TM) in Puebla, Mexico. The agreement provided for the purchaser to own up to 45% of the subsidiary. The Purchaser advanced $300,000 of the proposed 30% of CAPEX to the Company to facilitate a phase one engineering review. With a positive outcome to the review the Company has now formed the subsidiary in question Puebla ZEWOP 1 and was formalizing the share purchase agreement between our wholly owned subsidiary TransAct Mexico and the Puebla Waste Consortium (PWC).
The Puebla ZEWOP 1 share purchase agreement was not updated and the terms of the original agreement have not been fulfilled by the consortium resulting in the termination of the same. The subsidiary is currently not committed to build and operate a 1320 tonne per day Z.E.W.O.P.TM estimated at $320 Million USD. The Company has a receivable due from the subsidiary at March 31, 2016 of $96,755.
Consulting Agreement-On August 20th, 2014 the company entered into an Engineering Services Agreement to facilitate the design/build of the proprietary reactors for the Puebla, MX Zero Emissions Waste Optimization Plant. The estimated cost of the contract is $450,000 over 12 months, out of pocket reimbursements, cost plus 10% on all material and outside labor and a stock bonus of 150,000 common shares upon completion of the scope of work. This agreement will be amended to reflect the new location of the plant. All amounts under the agreement are current
Subscription Agreement- Pursuant to an Agreement on September 27th, 2014 the company agreed to sell restricted securities of the Company in the form of common stock upon receipt of three tranches of capital equaling $1,200,000 each. The common stock was to be sold for $0.50 for the first tranche of 2,400,000 shares and was due in the week of September 28, 2014, $1.00 for the second tranche of 1,200,000 shares and was due in the week of March 1, 2015, $1.50 for the third tranche of 800,000 shares due on August 2nd, 2015. To date the first tranche was not paid and the agreement was never reflected on the balance sheet.
February 2015 the subscribers of $3.6 Million dollars of our common stock advised us they would be unable to fulfill their commitment under the restricted securities agreement. We have received the same in writing and agreed to a settlement with the parties involved where they purchase 526,316 common shares @ $0.19. To date $12,440 has been received of the agreed $100,000. Under the terms of the agreement the funds received up to December 2015 were treated as forfeited and the settlement agreement terminated. We are now entitled to exercise any punitive rites of the original agreement.
NOTE 11 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In February 2017 two additional 90 day convertible notes at 24% interest were issued in the amount of $6000 and $7,500 respectively. These notes were converted in May 2017.
ITEM 2. PLAN OF OPERATIONS
MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT NOTICE
This Form 10-Q contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose, any statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as may, will, expect, believe, anticipate, estimate or continue or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, many of which are not within our control. These factors include but are not limited to economic conditions generally and in the industries in which we may participate; competition within our chosen industry, including competition from much larger competitors; technological advances and failure to successfully develop business relationships.
We formed TransAct Energy Corp. as a Nevada corporation on March 15, 2006. Although our business plan called for the securing and managing of any energy leasehold, the Company focused on securing producing and non-producing oil and gas leases in Alberta, Canada. On September 7, 2006, we acquired a one hundred percent (100%) interest in a Petroleum and Natural Gas Lease, from the province of Alberta, Canada for twelve thousand and fifty-one dollars ($12,051), the MedHat Project. We did not develop this resource. We looked to expand our holdings in Alberta through acquisitions and joint ventures for the following two years. We have since allowed this lease to lapse and moved away from this focus.
In 2008, the Company was introduced to Dr. Mory Ghomshei one of the worlds leading geothermal experts and two of his geothermal power projects in British Columbia, Canada. We worked with independent companies Aqua Terra Power and Aqua Terra Geothermal through the balance of 2009 on the two geothermal power projects in British Columbia. Other than lending Aqua Terra funds no formal arrangement was entered pending them securing drill permits on the two projects.
These licenses lapsed under their original owners and were re-posted by the government for public tender; an Ontario corporation associated with Dr. Ghomshei acquired most of the original licences and has received drilling permits. We entered discussions with this entity in the latter half of 2011 to form a Farm-in relationship. We have put these discussions on hold pending the completion of our first waste optimization plant although we are maintaining dialogue with Dr. Ghomshei as it relates to utilizing Geothermal in the plants themselves.
TransAct in mid-2009 started introducing the concept of geothermal power to markets in Western and South Asia with the plan to enter joint venture relationships to develop geothermal power projects in these areas. To enter these markets as a power producer the Company found it strategic to develop traditional carbon fuelled power projects in addition. After discussions with the Republic of Iraq regarding geothermal opportunities in Northern Iraq, the Company, together with Spectrum Energy Project Investments (a UAE power company), submitted applications to the Basra Investment Commission to develop/manage three natural gas power plants. These multi-billion dollar projects come with long-term power purchase agreements (PPA) and sovereign guarantees and our application through Spectrum was shortlisted. We were unsuccessful in completing our acquisition of 50% of Spectrum and the initial offering lapsed.
On August 31, 2009, TransAct Energy completed and closed its initial public offering at twenty-five cents ($0.25) per share selling one million one hundred and two thousand shares (1,102,000) for a total capital raise of two-hundred and seventy-four thousand three hundred and ninety-eight dollars ($274,398 USD). The majority of these funds were placed with Aqua Terra Power as convertible notes to secure and develop the four (4) geothermal licenses in British Columbia, Canada; the balance was used to pay the costs of the offering and a small amount went to working capital. The Company was approved for listing on the OTCBB in December 2009 and received the trading symbol TEGY.
Throughout 2010 we laid the ground work for large power projects in South Europe, Asia and Africa; smaller projects for solar, waste to energy and hydrogen fuel cells specifically in India. We worked to secure markets for geothermal, new solar photo-voltaic, waste to energy and hydrogen fuel cell generators.
Joint development agreement negotiations took place in December 2010 clearing the way for Transact to enter one major project in South East Asia in 2011. The 2011 year was frustrated with the companys inability to collect raised or earned funds into the companys bank account. Thus projects, joint ventures and previous efforts were postponed or lost permanently. While we did maintain the companys trading status the year was taken up with collection efforts and supporting business relationships while in limbo. We did initiate discussions on new waste to energy technologies to leverage the work we had done previously in this sector.
The Companys 2012 efforts were focused on building out a Waste Optimization division. We completed a Business Plan for this division and entered a Joint Development Agreement with the owners of a small scale, proprietary, zero emissions waste optimization plant (ZEWOP) that had been operating a 20 tonne per day plant for two years. We reconnected with clients in India and Brazil for future waste optimization opportunities. From the second quarter, through to the end of 2012 we worked to raise the necessary funds to build a municipal scale plant (500 tonnes per day) in Scotland.
2013 continued as a building year for both the company and its Waste Optimization division. We completed the acquisition of the ZEWOP technology from the Scottish Inventor and brought him on as a long-term member of our team. We successfully negotiated a relationship with the international firm Fichtner Consulting Engineers to complete the certification of our plants going forward. We identified suppliers of waste for the proposed United Kingdom plants, initiated the relationships for the uptake of the Natural Gas and Electricity in the United Kingdom and tentatively sourced the capital required for the first plant in the United Kingdom. Globally we negotiated the intent to build a plant in Mexico that includes the required equity and waste. In Brazil, we initiated a relationship to create a green energy fund in order to grow both the market in Brazil and the other strategic areas of South America. Initial talks have taken place with potential development partners for a few of the major Brazil markets pending the success of the Mexico plant.
Throughout 2014 TransAct worked to finalize the engineering review and agreements necessary to develop the first Zero Emissions Waste Optimization Plants TM (Z.E.W.O.P. TM) in Puebla, Mexico. The plant under design is capable of processing 1320 metric tons per day of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and is estimated to cost approximately three hundred million dollars. In late November Fichtner Consulting Engineers reported they believed the Z.E.W.O.P. TM could process the MSW 100% into useable products without emissions. The Fichtner report provided TransAct the opportunity to submit the Waste Supply Agreement to the Municipality of Puebla, prepare off-take agreements for interested buyers of the Z.E.W.O.P. TM products and formalize the share purchase agreement with the Puebla Waste Consortium (PWC). PWC intended on providing 30% of the capital required to build the Z.E.W.O.P. TM, while TransAct negotiates third party lenders for the remaining 70% of the cost through debt instruments.
The Company delivered the results of the Fichtner Report to the Puebla City Staff in December of 2014. The cost of the plant was more than originally discussed because it included garbage pre-processing and their waste contained more water. This affected the required equity and although it was never stated appears to be cause of the PWC hesitation. We also found out subsequently there was legal wrangling and back room negotiations between the existing MSW concession holders and the municipal/state government, affecting their ability to sign with us. After 6 months with no movement forward for the MSW feedstock from the City of Puebla, Management set out in 2015 to secure an alternate source of MSW. After reviewing and discussing several alternative municipalities we are now negotiating the details of an MSW supply agreement. The agreement we had with the Puebla Waste Consortium is terminated however the sales efforts were all to National/International companies whose interest in our products will not change with a change in location. The one hundred-million-dollar equity for the plant in Puebla disappeared with the termination of the consortium contract. An alternative source of the plant equity is being sought during 2015/16 with a variety of investors coming forward during this period. As soon as we finalize the feed-stock and sales contracts we will seek to formalize the required equity.
Because of the specialized nature of many of the Z.E.W.O.P. TM components, we initiated some of the equipment procurement; thus, we entered a design/supply agreement for our proprietary reactors with a specialized engineering firm.
2014 saw the Company form subsidiary corporations in Ireland and Mexico. In Ireland we established the wholly owned subsidiary TransAct Energy Global Ltd, this company will in turn wholly own each national subsidiary. The first national subsidiary of TransAct Global is TransAct Energy Mexico S.DE R.L. DE C.V. which will own a majority shareholding of each holding company that owns a Z.E.W.O.P. TM like the Mexican corporation Puebla ZEWOP 1, S. DE R.L. DE C.V..
At the beginning of 2015 we focused on finalizing the sale of the anticipated Z.E.W.O.P. TM products. These efforts included getting signed letters of intent from qualified buyers and preparing formal legal agreements for the same. We now have letters of intent from multiple qualified buyers for all the expected product and agreements ready to be signed subject to finalizing our feed-stock agreement (Waste Supply Agreement) for the first plant.
In summary 2015s efforts focused on completing the due-diligence for the Mexican candidate feed-stocks including matching equity partners and buyers of the resulting products. To that end we now have several feed-stock agreements to negotiate through to a final agreement or dismiss depending on the outcome of the negotiations. The potential equity partners have been identified subject to finalizing the feed-stock agreement and pre-sales of the future products. The clients that signed letters of intent for the products have also been briefed on the potential feed-stock cities to re-confirm their commitment. Every effort was made during the year to keep the candidate banks for debt financing informed of our progress and they appear to be continuing with their support.
2016 we focused on finalizing contracts for the required MSW feed-stock. The results were a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a private contractor in Mexico City and a municipality outside of Asuncion, Paraguay; a letter of invitation from the Republic of Panama; and a formal proposal to a municipality in the State of Jalisco, Mexico now awaiting the formal request for proposal coming in 2017. The Mexico City MOU, was followed in December 2016 with a Waste Supply Agreement. Each opportunity will satisfy our need for thirteen-hundred and twenty metric tons per day of MSW feed-stock per Z.E.W.O.P. TM.
The First Quarter 2017 continued with the negotiations around the Waste Supply Agreement with Technosilicatos Mexico, fine tuning the agreement which now awaits final signatures. In anticipation of this signing, both real estate acquisition and financing for the new plant were progressed.
Business development efforts at the start of 2017 included furthering discussions with another large waste management company in Mexico, the Municipality/its contractors in Asuncion, Paraguay, and the main contractor/haulers for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PLAN OF OPERATION
TransAct Energy Corp. has elected to focus entirely on the global development and dissemination of its zero emissions waste optimization plants (Z.E.W.O.P. TM). The Z.E.W.O.P. TM makes ecological, economic, cultural, and social sense. Becoming an engine that supports the circular economy in any community it enters, sustainably. Municipalities can now be paid instead of paying to manage their MSW. In the process TransAct is able to incorporate many of the energy technologies it has worked on including, geothermal and solar.
Our near-term strategy going forward is too exploit the work and relationships that have been established in Mexico. Despite the delays and setbacks of Puebla our efforts will continue throughout 2017 to finalize the Waste Supply Agreement in a large Mexican market, signing off on 75-80% of our product sales under off-take agreements and initiating the engineering review of our selected site for the plant in Mexico. These agreements completed should lead to the financing commitment we have been seeking for the $200 Million (+/-) debt portion of the first Z.E.W.O.P.TM. In 2016 we should be able to complete the Z.E.W.O.P. TM building/plant design and initiate the permit/permission application process. Simultaneously we intend to work through an EPC contract and its related subcontracts. TransAct hopes to establish manufacturing of our proprietary reactors in Mexico to supply the demand for both Mexico South America, Central America, Canada and the USA. Subject to our funding draw down schedule and the permit/permission process we intend on site preparation and initial construction of the Z.E.W.O.P. TM buildings in the latter part of 2017. Provided all equipment manufacturers can supply their components we intend on assembling the plant and commissioning the same in 2018.
Once TransAct is confident the development of the first Z.E.W.O.P.TM is well underway it will proceed with the scheduling and planning of additional plants. This will include another plant in Mexico, our first European Z.E.W.O.P. TM. South America, including Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina have generated multiple opportunities for Z.E.W.O.P. TM including the capital required to develop these opportunities. We intend on continuing to work these opportunities to secure a foothold in these markets.
Z.E.W.O.P. TM can demonstrate to Mexico and the World a municipal scale solution to managing waste without emissions and land filling. Although we have been approached to build in the other North American cities we feel the market is best approached when the first Z.E.W.O.P. TM is fully operational to garner government agency support. This will insure a smoother entry into the other North American markets, once we break ground we will make sure major municipalities throughout the US and Canada are aware of our process so we get on the technology review lists.
Besides finding capital for individual projects, until the first revenues from operations come in, our corporate operations will continue to be funded by raising money through private placements or public offerings. We anticipate bringing on an expanded management team to oversee our operational growth throughout this year and plan to raise additional capital as required. The first $4 Million of this budgeted capital should come in after the signing of the Waste Supply Agreement in 2017.
For the balance of the 2017 year the Companys focus is to:
1. Secure working capital for the Company significant enough to maintain accounts payable as current and fund day to day corporate costs through to cash-flow from first operations, including expansion of corporate management team in order facilitate global dissemination of Z.E.W.O.P. TM;
2. Complete the development of the Z.E.W.O.P. TM in Mexico as follows;
Finalize Waste Supply and Product Purchase Agreements;
Secure all required permits and permissions;
Finalize debt portion of plant cost;
Complete EPC contracts and supplier agreements;
Initiate site development, construction, and assembly of plant.
3. Initiate second Mexico Z.E.W.O.P. TM contracts to launch development in 2018.
4. Enter waste supply contracts in Paraguay and Brazil.
5. Continue with European market entrance towards end of 2017.
The company had issued two convertible notes totaling $13,500 that were subsequently converted to 277,207 common shares of the company on May 4, 2017.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
We did not generate any material revenue from January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 as was the same for the three-month period in 2016. For the three months ended March 31, 2017 our general and administrative expenses were $77,645 compared to $109,451 for the same period in 2016. Expenses consisted primarily of compensation of $62,500 and Travel/Meeting of $10,165. Compensation was $89,547 with Travel/Meeting of $16, 804 for the same period ending March 31, 2016.
Interest Expense for the three months ending March 31, 2017 was $80,073 compared to $79,297 for the same period in 2016. As a result, we have reported a net loss before taxes of ($157,718) for the Three Months ended March 31, 2017 compared to a loss of ($188,748) for the same period last year.
Stock-Based Compensation Costs
There was $0 stock based compensation for the period ended March 31, 2017 and the same for 2016. Any shares issued are a part of our executive compensation plan, and are issued to obtain, retain and motivate our directors, executives and employees.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
As of March 31, 2017, our current assets are $206,429 made up of prepaid expenses of $109,340, receivables of $96,755 and $334 cash on hand. Our current liabilities consist of accounts payable in the amount of $318,038, accrued interest of $1,868,639, compensation payable of $1,578,102 and Notes payable, net of any discount of $256,745.
NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCING
We estimate our upcoming operating expenses to increase substantially as we transcend from development stage to operating stage and could be as much as $4,000,000.00 per year or more. We have conditional commitments through our subsidiaries for capital expenditures related to the first plant in Mexico and anticipate entering into further commitments to secure additional plants going forwards. We believe we will need additional funds to cover our expenses and commitments for the next twelve months. Our need for capital may change dramatically as we pursue our business plan during that period. Further, we cannot assure that we will be successful in consummating business opportunities on favourable terms or we will be able to profitably manage any business opportunities. Should we require additional capital, we may seek additional advances from officers, sell common stock or find other forms of debt financing.
As per our previously filed 8K the Company raised $3.6 Million in capital to cover the next fourteen months to expected cash flow from our Z.E.W.O.P. TM in Mexico. This financing fell through, however we fully intend on replacing it which may result in further dilution of shares.
There is no guarantee the Company will not need to raise further significant capital over the next year, some of which may need to be done by way of selling equity in the Company. Depending on the market price and the terms that can be negotiated this will result in the dilution of current shareholders of the Companys stock.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
Not required by smaller reporting companies.
ITEM 4T. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. The Companys management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). We are committed to maintaining disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our periodic reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SECs rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management necessarily is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures and implementing controls and procedures.
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at a reasonable assurance level as of September 30, 2016, the end of the period covered by this report.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting. There were no changes in the Company's internal controls or procedures over financial reporting, known to the chief executive officer or the chief financial officer that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.
PART II OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
Our Company is not a party to any bankruptcy, receivership or other legal proceeding at this time.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
There was 289,064 common shares sold by way of conversion of notes payable into Company securities during the three months ended March 31, 2017. The proceeds were used primarily for general and administrative expenses.
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
ITEM 4. REMOVED AND RESERVED
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.
Up to the period ended March 31, 2017, the Company worked diligently on its business and maintaining its reporting status with the SEC. However due to finances we were forced to file our Annual Report without auditors review the company is delinquent in required filings with the SEC as determined by the NASD. Because of filing unaudited statements and changes to the over the counter bulletin board (OTCBB) we were downgraded from the OTCQB to the OTC Pinks. When we amend our filings to include audited statements for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we can reapply to the OTCBB for a OTCQB listing.
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K.
Copies of the following documents are included as exhibits to this report pursuant to Item 601 of Regulation S-K.
Title of Document
Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
(b) Reports on Form 8-K (none)
*The Exhibit attached to this Form 10-Q shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to liability under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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.
TRANSACT ENERGY CORP.
Date: May 9, 2017
By: /s/ Rod Bartlett
Chief Executive Officer