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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

ý QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: January 31, 2017

 

OR

 

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

 

Commission file number: 000-55036

 

VALUESETTERS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Utah   87-0409951
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

745 Atlantic Avenue

Boston, MA 02111

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(781) 925-1700

 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check whether the registrant (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and 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 ý 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). Yes [X] 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.

Large accelerated filer  [ ] Accelerated filer  [ ] Non-accelerated filer  [ ] Smaller reporting company  [X]

Emerging growth company  [ ]

 

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

 

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

 

As of March 19, 2018, the Company had 708,049,380 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share, issued and outstanding.

  

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
Item 1. Financial Statements. 3
   
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 12
   
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative disclosures about Market Risk. 15
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 15
   
PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 17
   
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 17
   
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 17
   
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 17
   
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 17
   
Item 5. Other Information. 17
   
Item 6. Exhibits. 17
   
Signatures. 18

 

 
 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

VALUESETTERS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   January 31, 2018  April 30, 2017
    (Unaudited)       
Assets          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $20,869   $3,324 
Accounts receivable   14,950    —   
Prepaid expenses   35,000    16,424 
Total current assets   70,819    19,748 
           
Deposits   6,300    —   
Prepaid expenses   34,233    —   
Digital marketing database   2,450    —   
Investments   23,000    —   
Total assets  $136,802   $19,748 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable          
  Trade  $286,490   $285,219 
  Related party   16,680    31,680 
Accrued expenses   152,261    434,229 
Deferred revenue   16,103    1,533 
Notes payable – related parties   75,800    35,100 
Secured note payable to related party   —      1,199,327 
Term notes payable   200,000    533,066 
Loan payable – bank   38,127    40,107 
Demand notes payable   23,300    50,190 
Total current liabilities   808,761    2,610,451 
           
           
Long-term secured note payable – related party   1,000,000    —   
           
 Commitments and contingencies   —      —   
           
Stockholders’ deficit:          
Common stock, $.001 par value; 900,000,000 shares authorized, 708,049,380 and 530,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017   708,049    530,000 
Capital in excess of par value   1,329,289    660,439 
Accumulated deficit   (3,709,297)   (3,781,142)
Total stockholders’ deficit   (1,671,959)   (2,590,703)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit  $136,802   $19,748 

 

 

See Accompanying Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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VALUESETTERS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 (Unaudited)

 

 

 

   For the Nine Months Ended  For the Three Months Ended
  

January 31,

2018

 

January 31,

2017

 

January 31,

2018

 

January 31,

2017

             
Revenues  $70,120   $10,409   $44,068   $736 
Cost of revenues   14,910    —      14,910    —   
Gross profit   55,210    10,409    29,158    736 
                     
Costs and expenses:                    
Depreciation   —      285,795    —      95,265 
Stock-based compensation   112,699    114,744    26,387    38,248 
Selling, general and administrative   105,921    13,704    24,820    5,020 
Total costs and expenses   218,620    414,243    51,207    138,533 
                     
Loss from operations   (163,410)   (403,834)   (22,049)   (137,797)
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense   (62,209)   (86,734)   (6,163)   (28,541)
Gain (loss) on debt settlement   293,664    —      (6,300)   —   
Other income   3,800    —      2,850    —   
Total other income (expense)   235,255    (86,734)   (9,613)   (28,541)
Net income (loss)  $71,845   $(490,568)  $(31,662)  $(166,338)
                     
Basic earnings (loss) per share  $0.00   $(0.00)  $0.00   $(0.00)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share  $0.00   $(0.00)  $0.00   $(0.00)
                     
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:                    
Basic   607,249,652    508,507,246    702,066,771    509,521,739 
Diluted   607,249,652    508,507,246    702,066,771    509,521,739 

 

See Accompanying Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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VALUESETTERS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

   Nine Months  Nine Months
   Ended  Ended
   January 31,  January 31,
   2018  2017
       
Operating activities          
Net income (loss)  $71,845   $(490,568)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Stock-based compensation   112,699    114,744 
Depreciation   —      285,795 
Non-cash consulting expense   —      1,000 
Gain on debt settlement   (293,664)   —   
Changes in non-cash working capital balances          
Accounts receivable   (14,950)   —   
Deposits and other assets   (6,300)   2,017 
Accounts payable   (13,729)   (3,839)
Accrued expenses   97,747    87,306 
Deferred revenue   14,570    —   
Cash used in operating activities   (31,782)   (3,545)
           
Financing activities          
Payments on bank loan   (1,980)   (1,980)
Payment on related party note   (100)   —   
Proceeds from notes payable   21,700    —   
Proceeds from related party note   15,600    —   
Proceeds from note payable – secured related party   14,107    5,000 
Cash provided by financing activities   49,327    3,020 
           
Increase  (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents during the period   17,545    (525)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period   3,324    843 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period  $20,869   $318 
           
           
Cash paid for:          
Interest  $1,286   $2,073 
Income taxes  $—     $—   
Non-cash financing activities          
Common stock issued for debt settlement  $263,752   $—   
Common stock issued for digital marketing database  $2,450   $—   
Common stock issued for prepaid consulting  $70,000   $—   
Common stock issued for investment  $23,000   $—   

  

 

See Accompanying Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements  

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VALUESETTERS, INC.

 

Notes To Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

Note 1– Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the nine- and three-month periods ended January 31, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ended April 30, 2018. For further information, refer to the audited financial statements and footnotes thereto in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2017.

 

 

Note 2 – Going Concern Matters and Realization of Assets

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. However, the Company has sustained recurring losses from its continuing operations and as of January 31, 2018, had negative working capital of $737,942 and a stockholders’ deficit of $1,671,959. In addition, the Company is unable to meet its obligations as they become due and sustain its operations. The Company believes that its existing cash resources are not sufficient to fund its continuing operating losses, capital expenditures, lease and debt payments and working capital requirements.

 

The Company may not be able to raise sufficient additional debt, equity or other cash on acceptable terms, if at all. Failure to generate sufficient revenues, achieve certain other business plan objectives or raise additional funds could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows and financial position, including its ability to continue as a going concern, and may require it to significantly reduce, reorganize, discontinue or shut down its operations.

 

In view of the matters described above, recoverability of a major portion of the recorded asset amounts shown in the accompanying balance sheet is dependent upon continued operations of the Company which, in turn, is dependent upon the Company’s ability to meet its financing requirements on a continuing basis, and to succeed in its future operations. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in its existence.

 

Management’s plans include:

 

1.Seek to raise debt or equity for working capital purposes and to pay off existing debt balances. With sufficient additional cash available to the Company, it can begin to make marketing expenditures and hire people to generate more revenues, and consequently cut monthly operating losses.

 

2.Continue to look for software niches and other digital products that can be sold via an Internet-based store. Various acquisition opportunities may help us generate the revenues we are seeking and be a quicker path to profitability than organic growth.

 

3.Continue to provide advisory services to early-stage companies and assist them with capital raises. Beginning in fiscal 2018, the Company has a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Vice President, Business Development, all of whom are active in seeking to generate revenue from new advisory opportunities.

 

There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to achieve its business plan objectives or be able to achieve or maintain cash-flow-positive operating results. If the Company is unable to generate adequate funds from operations or raise sufficient additional funds, the Company may not be able to repay its existing debt, continue to operate its business network, respond to competitive pressures or fund its operations. As a result, the Company may be required to significantly reduce, reorganize, discontinue or shut down its operations. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from this uncertainty.

 

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Note 3 – Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

Income (Loss) per common share data was computed as follows:

 

   Nine Months Ended January 31, 2018  Nine Months Ended January 31, 2017  Three Months Ended January 31, 2018  Three Months Ended January 31, 2017
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders – basic  $71,845   $(490,568)  $(31,662)  $(166,338)
Adjustments to net income (loss)   —      —      —      —   
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders – diluted  $71,845   $(490,568)  $(31,662)  $(166,338)
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic   607,249,652    508,507,246    702,066,771    509,521, 739 
Effect of dilutive securities   —      —      —      —   
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted   607,249,652    508,507,246    702,066,771    509,521,739 
                     
Earnings (loss) per common share - basic  $0.00   $(0.00)  $(0.00)  $(0.00)
Earnings (loss) per common share - diluted  $0.00   $(0.00)  $(0.00)  $(0.00)

 

 

For the nine and three-month periods ended January 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company excluded 38,000,000 and 38,733,333 shares, respectively, of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options and fixed-rate convertible debt from the calculation of net loss per share because the effect would be anti-dilutive.

 

 

Note 4 – Principal Financing Arrangements

 

The following table summarizes components of debt as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017:

 

 

   Jan. 31, 2018  April 30, 2017  Interest Rate
          
Secured lender  $1,000,000   $1,199,327    1.25%
Related party notes   75,800    35,100    0.0% - 8.0%   
Term notes payable   200,000    533,066    2.0% - 3.0%   
Other notes payable   23,300    50,190    0.0% - 10.0% 
Due to bank   38,127    40,107    5.5%
Total Debt  $1,337,227   $1,857,790      

 

As of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, the Company owed its principal lender (“Lender”) $1,000,000 and $1,199,327, respectively, under a loan and security agreement (“Loan”) dated April 28, 2011, that was amended on October 31, 2017 to change the maturity date to October 31, 2020, reduce the interest rate from 8% to 1.25% per annum, and reduce the default interest rate from 15% to 8% per annum (the “Amendments”). In conjunction with the Amendments, the Lender also agreed to reduce the total debt and accrued interest payable to $1,000,000, in exchange for the Company issuing to the Lender 44,198,246 shares of its common stock. The Lender is also the largest shareholder of the Company, owning 271,371,454 shares of common stock, or 38.3% of the 708,049,380 shares issued and outstanding.

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The Amendment decreased the Loan balance by $453,031. Consequently, upon issuance of the 44,198,246 shares to the Lender, who is a related party, the Company recorded the debt decrease as a capital transaction, resulting in an increase of $44,198 in common stock and $408,833 in capital in excess of par value.

 

Under the provisions of the Loan, the Company has agreed to certain restrictive covenants, including, among others, that the Company may not convey, sell lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any part of its business or property, except as permitted in the agreement, dissolve, liquidate or merge with any other party unless, in the case of a merger, the Company is the surviving entity, incur any indebtedness except as defined in the agreement, create or allow a lien on any of its assets or collateral that has been pledged to the Lender, make any loans to any person, except for prepaid items or deposits incurred in the ordinary course of business, or make any material capital expenditures

 

To secure the payment of all obligations to the Lender, the Company granted to the lender a continuing security interest and first lien on all of the assets of the Company.

 

As of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, the Company’s related-party unsecured notes payable totaled $75,800 and $35,100, respectively. At January 31, 2018, $15,000 is payable to a board member at a zero percent interest rate and $60,800 is payable to an entity that owns the majority of our largest shareholder. One related-party note totals $20,000 and accrues interest at a rate of 8% per annum and was due in January 2018. The remaining related-party debt payable of $40,800 is payable immediately and accrues interest at a rate of 8% per annum.

 

The Company owes JP Morgan Chase Bank $38,127 and $40,107 and as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, respectively. The Company pays approximately $220 a month in principal payments on the outstanding balance, plus the monthly interest expense, which is calculated at a rate of 5.5% per annum.

 

Other notes payable totaled $23,300 and $50,190 at January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, respectively. The notes are payable on demand.

 

The Company owes $200,000 and $533,066 at January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, respectively, to two individual note holders. A $200,000 note was due in September 2017 and accrues interest at an annual rate of 2%. The holder can convert the note into shares of common stock at a price of $0.01 per share. A second note for $333,066 (the “Second Note”), accrued interest at 3% per annum was due in June 2017. This note plus accrued interest was converted into shares of common stock on October 5, 2017. See Note 7.

 

The Second Note was settled by issuing a total number of shares of 52,301,100, which were valued at $130,753, for the settlement of obligations of $443,011, resulting in a gain on debt settlement of $312,259 in the three-month period ended October 31, 2017.

 

 

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Note 5 – Income Taxes

 

At January 31, 2018, the Company had net operating loss carryforwards for federal income tax purposes of approximately $2,100,000 that expire in the years 2018 through 2033. The Company has provided an allowance for the full value of the related deferred tax asset since it is more likely than not that none of such benefit will be realized. Utilization of the net operating losses may be subject to annual limitations provided by Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code and similar state provisions.

 

Due to the loss for the nine- and three-month periods ended January 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company has recorded no income tax expense in any of these nine- and three-month periods.

 

Note 6 – Related Party Transactions

 

The Company’s largest shareholder is also its principal lender. As of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, the Company owed its largest shareholder, under a secured lending agreement, $1,000,000 and $1,199,327 respectively. The maximum amount of the loan is $1,250,000, and the loan is due on October 31, 2020. The largest shareholder of the Company owns 271,371,454 shares of common stock, or 38.3% of the 708,049,380 shares issued and outstanding.

 

The Company owes a director $31,680 as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, which is recorded as accounts payable.

 

The Company owes $15,000 to a former director, who resigned on August 7, 2017. At April 30, 2017, the obligation was recorded as a related-party payable, and as a payable to a non-related party at January 31, 2018.

 

The Company owes a related party $20,000 as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017 under a note payable with interest at 8% per annum, with a maturity date of November 18, 2017, and as of January 31, 2018, an additional $40,800 payable on demand.

 

Our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer each received stock grants of 20,000,000 shares. For each officer, 10,000,000 shares were vested immediately and 10,000,000 shares vest on a quarterly basis over a two-year period. See Note 7.

 

The Company owes its former Chief Executive Officer $0 and $100 as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, respectively.

 

Note 7 – Stockholders’ Deficit

 

The Company is authorized to issue 900,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001. 708,049,380 and 530,000,000 shares were outstanding as of January 31, 2018 and April 30, 2017, respectively.

 

In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company issued 10,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to its Chief Executive Officer and 24,590,000 to a creditor to settle $24,590 in debt.

 

In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 12,875,000 shares of restricted common stock as compensation expense. 11,125,000 shares were issued to our Chief Financial Officer and 1,125,000 to our Chief Executive Officer. The Company also issued 10,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to AthenaSoft Corp., to purchase a 20% ownership. The Company can exert no influence on AthenaSoft Corp., considers its ownership a passive investment and has no access to the financial records of AthenaSoft Corp. Consequently, the investment is recorded using the cost method. In conjunction with the acquisition, the Company incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary, AthenaSoft Inc., a Delaware corporation, for the purpose of being a U.S. marketing arm for programming projects that AthenaSoft Corp. completes with its labor force in India.

 

Additionally, the Company issued 96,499,346 shares of restricted common stock to settle debt obligations, including accrued interest payable, of $896,042

 

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In the third quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company received conversion notices to convert debt and accrued interest payable totaling $26,973 into 8,755,867 shares of common stock. At the time of the conversion, the stock was valued at $33,273, and the Company recorded a loss on debt conversion of $6,300.

 

In the third quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 2,979,167 shares of restricted common stock as compensation expense, 2,250,000 of which were issued as compensation to the Company’s Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers. The Company also issued 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock for funds previously received in a private placement agreement of $2,000, which were formerly recorded in accrued expenses, 10,000,000 shares of restricted common stock for a two-year marketing agreement, and 350,000 shares of restricted common stock to acquire a digital marketing database.

 

Note 8 – Fair Value

 

The Fair Value Measurements Topic of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to measurements involving significant unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

  • Level 1: inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

  • Level 2: inputs are inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

 

  • Level 3: inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

 

Under the Fair Value Measurements Topic of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, we base fair value on the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. It is our policy to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when developing fair value measurements, in accordance with the fair value hierarchy. Fair value measurements for assets and liabilities where there exists limited or no observable market data and, therefore, are based primarily upon management’s own estimates, are often calculated based on current pricing policy, the economic and competitive environment, the characteristics of the asset or liability and other such factors. Therefore, the results cannot be determined with precision and may not be realized in an actual sale or immediate settlement of the asset or liability. Additionally, there may be inherent weaknesses in any calculation technique, and changes in the underlying assumptions used, including discount rates and estimates of future cash flows that could significantly affect the results of current or future value.

 

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Note 9 – Stock-Based Compensation Plans

 

The Company issued common stock and options to purchase common stock, and recorded the applicable non-cash expense in accordance with the authoritative guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. For the nine- and three-month periods ended January 31, 2018, the Company recorded $112,699 and $26,387, respectively, in stock-based compensation expense. For the nine- and three-month periods ended January 31, 2017, the Company recorded $114,744 and $38,248, respectively, in stock-based compensation expense.

 

On January 23, 2018, the company issued 10,000,000 shares of common stock, valued at $0.007 per share, or $70,000 in the aggregate, for a two-year consulting agreement. In conjunction with this agreement, $767 was included in stock-based compensation for the nine- and three-month periods ended January 31, 2018. The remaining balance of $69,233 is recorded as a prepaid expense at January 31, 2018, $35,000 of which is recorded as a current asset and $34,233 as a non-current asset. The $69,233 will be recognized on a straight-line basis as non-cash stock-compensation expense over the remainder of the two years.

 

 

Note 10 – Deposits

 

The company utilizes office space in Boston, Massachusetts, under a month-to-month lease agreement that allows to company to end its lease by providing 30-day written notice. The lease agreement includes a deposit of $6,300.

 

 

 

Note 11 – Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events through March 19, 2018 the date these financial statements were available to be issued. There were no material subsequent events that required recognition or additional disclosure in these financial statements.

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

 

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (collectively, the “Filings”) contain or may contain forward-looking statements and information that are based upon beliefs of, and information currently available to, the Company’s management as well as estimates and assumptions made by Company’s management. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. When used in the Filings, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions as they relate to the Company or the Company’s management identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended, or planned.

 

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

 

Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). These accounting principles require us to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions. We believe that the estimates, judgments and assumptions upon which we rely are reasonable based upon information available to us at the time that these estimates, judgments and assumptions are made. These estimates, judgments and assumptions can affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented. Our financial statements would be affected to the extent there are material differences between these estimates and actual results. In many cases, the accounting treatment of a particular transaction is specifically dictated by GAAP and does not require management’s judgment in its application. There are also areas in which management’s judgment in selecting any available alternative would not produce a materially different result. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this report.

 

Overview

ValueSetters is a publicly traded, boutique advisory firm, based in Boston, MA. Our team of experts, including entrepreneurs, angel investors, and industry specialists, work with companies at all stages to provide assistance with capital raising, strategy, and technology consulting. Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we began consulting for small companies and taking an equity stake in these companies in exchange for our services. We have successfully increased our quarter-over-quarter revenue in the quarter ended January 31, 2018, due to the addition of new personnel, including a Chief Executive Officer and a Chief Financial Officer. With the additional staff available to us, we began growing the advisory services component of our business. We plan to continue to take equity stakes in some companies and it remains our strategy to purchase part or all of early-stage companies and cross pollinate the ideas, technology and expertise within these companies to enhance the operations, profits and market share of all the entities, at an affordable price.

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During our second quarter of fiscal 2018, we formed a wholly-owned subsidiary with the name of AthenaSoft Inc., a marketing arm of an Indian-based company with a website at http://athenasoftsolutions.com/. (“Athena Solutions”). We utilize Athena Solutions to provide software development services to some of our customers, including the development of websites, mobile applications and blockchain technology. For services provided to our customers by Athena Solutions, we recorded in our third quarter revenues of $21,300 and cost of revenues of $14,910.

A company that we own equity in, as a result of our consulting services, is Netcapital Systems LLC. This company owns a Title III JOBS Act funding portal and is one of fewer than 50 FINRA approved crowdfunding portals allowed to sell securities in startup companies to non-accredited investors via the Internet. We continue to consult for Netcapital (see https://Netcapital.com) and have invested in additional early-stage companies that we met through Netcapital by providing our consulting services. We believe our investment and future revenue potential from our relationship with Netcapital is significant.

We also consulted for Zelgor, a mobile phone game company, which builds massive multiplayer online social games on top of the real-world map. It combines elements of classic arcade games and GPS technology, and ValueSetters currently owns 5% of Zelgor, which recently raised additional capital through the Netcapital platform. See http://www.zelgor.com.

 

Our limited operating history and the uncertain nature of our future operations and the markets we address or intend to address make prediction of our future results of operations difficult. Our operations may never generate significant revenues, and we may never achieve profitable operations.   

 

 

Results of Operations

 

For the Nine Months Ended January 31, 2018 Compared to the Nine Months Ended January 31, 2017

 

Our revenues for the nine months ended January 31, 2018 increased by $59,711, or 574%, to $70,120 as compared to $10,409 reported for the nine months ended January 31, 2017. The increase in revenues is attributable to an increase in consulting services. With the hiring in July of a new CEO, and a CFO in September, we had the staffing needed to begin to generate new revenues for the Company. We also formed a new subsidiary for software development services that generated revenues of $21,300 in the nine-months ended January 31, 2018, as compared to no revenues in the prior fiscal year.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $92,217, or 673%, to $105,921 for the nine months ended January 31, 2018 from $13,704 reported in the nine months ended January 31, 2017. The increase is primarily attributable to an increase in rent, accounting, sales commissions and consulting expenses in fiscal 2018.

 

Stock-based compensation expense decreased by $2,045 to $112,699, or 2%, for the nine months ended January 31, 2018, from $114,744 reported in the nine months ended January 31, 2017. For the nine months ended January 31, 2018, the expense primarily consisted of the value of common stock issued to four employees, whereas for the nine months ended January 31, 2017, the expense primarily consisted of stock-option compensation to members of our advisory board.

 

Depreciation expense amounted to $285,795 in the nine-month period ended January 31, 2017, as compared to no depreciation expense in the nine-month period ended January 31, 2018. The carrying value of our fixed assets is zero dollars as of April 30, 2017, and we have no depreciation expense in fiscal 2018.

 

Interest expense decreased by $24,525 to $62,209, for the nine-month period ended January 31, 2018, as compared to $86,734 for the nine months ended January 31, 2017. The decrease in interest expense is attributable to a decrease in our debt at January 31, 2018, as compared to January 31, 2017 and the reduction in the interest rate on October 31, 2017 for our secured loan, from 8% to 1.25%.

 

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In the nine-month period ended January 31, 2018, we recorded a gain of $293,664 for the issuance of our common stock to settle debt obligations, as compared to no gain in the nine-month period ended January 31, 2017. Each instance of a debt settlement gain or loss is contingent upon the price of our stock and the amount of debt retired.

 

For the Three Months Ended January 31, 2018 Compared to the Three Months Ended January 31, 2017

 

Our revenues for the three months ended January 31, 2018 increased by $43,332, or 5,888%, to $44,068 as compared to $736 reported for the three months ended January 31, 2017. The increase in revenues is attributable to new consulting services provided by our CEO, CFO, and our new software consulting subsidiary.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $19,800, to $24,820 for the three-months ended January 31, 2018 from $5,020 reported in the three-months ended January 31, 2017. The increase is primarily attributable to an increase in rent, accounting, sales commissions, and consulting expenses in fiscal 2018.

 

Stock-based compensation expense decreased by $11,861 to $26,387, or 31%, for the three months ended January 31, 2018, from $38,248 reported in the three months ended January 31, 2017. For the three months ended January 31, 2018, the expense primarily consisted of the value of common stock issued to our four employees, whereas for the three months ended January 31, 2017, the expense primarily consisted of stock-option compensation to members of our advisory board.

 

Depreciation expense amounted to $95,265 in the three-month period ended January 31, 2017, as compared to no depreciation expense in the three-month period ended January 31, 2018. The carrying value of our fixed assets is zero dollars as of April 30, 2017, and we have no depreciation expense in fiscal 2018.

 

Interest expense decreased by $22,378 to $6,163, for the three-month period ended January 31, 2018, as compared to $28,541 for the three months ended January 31, 2017. The decrease in interest expense is attributable to a decrease in our debt at January 31, 2018, as compared to January 31, 2017.

 

In the three-month period ended January 31, 2018, we recorded a loss of $6,300 for the issuance of our common stock to settle debt obligations, as compared to no loss in the three-month period ended January 31, 2017. Each instance of a debt settlement gain or loss is contingent upon the price of our stock and the amount of debt retired.

 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At January 31, 2018, we had cash and cash equivalents of $20,869 and negative working capital of $737,942 as compared to cash and cash equivalents of $3,324 and negative working capital of $2,590,703 at April 30, 2017. We successfully negotiated three debt settlement agreements in October 2017 that resulted in a significant improvement in our working capital deficit.

 

Net cash used in operating activities amounted to $31,782 in the nine months ended January 31, 2018. The principal source of cash from operating activities in the nine-month period ended January 31, 2018 came from net income of $71,845, plus stock-based compensation of $112,699 and an increase in accrued expenses of $97,747, which was offset by a gain on debt settlement of $293,664. Net cash used in operating activities amounted to $3,545 in the nine months ended January 31, 2017. The net loss of $490,568 for the nine months ended January 31, 2017 was offset by two non-cash items, depreciation of $285,795 and stock-based compensation of $114,744. In addition, there was an increase in accrued expenses of $87,306.

 

There was no investing activity in the nine months ended January 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

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Net cash provided by financing activities aggregated $49,327 and $3,020 in the nine-month periods ended January 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The principal source of cash from financing activities in the nine-month period ended January 31, 2018 came from loan proceeds of $14,107 from our secured lender, $15,600 from a related party, and $21,700 from a single investor. The principal source of cash in the nine months ended January 31, 2017 was loan proceeds of $5,000 from our secured lender, offset by payments of bank debt of $1,980.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, which contemplate continuation of our company as a going concern. However, we have sustained net losses from operations during the last several years, and we have very limited liquidity. Management anticipates that we will be dependent, for the near future, on additional capital to fund our operating expenses and anticipated growth, which we intend to achieve through consulting services and the further development of Internet applications. Although we are choosing methods of growth that potentially minimize the use of cash, we cannot be assured that we will be able to obtain the cash to market the digital products we sell or that we will be successful in increasing our sales. Furthermore, the report of our independent registered public accounting firm expresses doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our operating losses have been primarily funded through borrowings under a line of credit from our largest shareholder. We successfully negotiated a modification to this agreement that included an extension of the maturity date to October 31, 2020 and a reduction in the per annum interest rate from 8% to 1.25%.

 

We owe our Lender, who is also our largest shareholder, $1,000,000 at January 31, 2018. We also have balances due to directors, in both accounts payable and notes payable. We have not paid interest on any related party debt; the interest accrues each month. We believe our related party creditors will not demand payment of our current liabilities to them, in the near future, although any of our lenders may have a change in circumstances and demand payment. Any demand for payment from a related party will have an adverse impact on our ability to achieve our longer-term business objectives, and will adversely affect our ability to continue operating as a going concern.

 

Although we are not yet profitable on an operating basis and we are not generating cash from operations, we believe we have short-term financing available from our largest shareholder to fund our monthly cash-flow deficit. While we continually look for other financing sources, in the current economic environment, the procurement of outside funding is extremely difficult and there can be no assurance that such financing will be available, or, if available, that such financing will be at a price that will be acceptable to us. Failure to generate sufficient revenues or raise additional capital will have an adverse impact on our ability to achieve our longer-term business objectives and will adversely affect our ability to continue operating as a going concern.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are not required to provide information under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

(a) Disclosure Controls and Procedures.

 

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The Company’s management, with the participation of the Company’s principal executive officer (“PEO”) and principal financial officer (“PFO”), evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on this evaluation, the PEO and PFO concluded that, as of the end of such period, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to ensure that information that is required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the PEO and PFO, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and procedures consisted of:

 

There is a lack of accounting personnel with the requisite knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the US (“GAAP”) and the financial reporting requirements of the SEC;

 

There are insufficient written policies and procedures to insure the correct application of accounting and financial reporting with respect to the current requirements of GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements; and

 

There is a lack of segregation of duties, in that we only had one person performing all accounting-related duties.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

We are currently not involved in any litigation that we believe could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of our company or any of our subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting our company, our common stock, any of our subsidiaries or of our companies or our subsidiaries’ officers or directors in their capacities as such, in which an adverse decision could have a material adverse effect.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are not required to provide information under this item.

 

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

 

During the three-month period ended January 31, 2018, we issued 10,755,867 shares of common stock in exchange for a reduction of debt and accrued interest payable totaling $28,973. We also issued 12,979,167 shares of common stock to our corporate officers and consultants as compensation, and 350,000 shares to purchase a digital marketing database.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

31       Rule 13a-14(a) Certification

32       Rule 13a-14(b) Certification

 

101.INSXBRL Instance
101.SCHXBRL Schema

101.CAL XBRL Calculation

101.DEFXBRL Definition
101.LABXBRL Label
101.PREXBRL Presentation

  

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

   
Date: March 19, 2018 VALUESETTERS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Cecilia Lenk  
  Cecilia Lenk
  Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

 

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