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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2018

 

or

 

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

 

For the Transition Period from _________ to _________

 

Commission file number: 000-55802

 

H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   47-4823945

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

97 River Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)

 

(908) 837-9097

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer ¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company x
    Emerging growth company x

 

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 August 9, 2018, there were 7,586,024 shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 

   

 

 

H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

 

INDEX

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
       
  ITEM 1. Financial Statements  
       
    Condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2018 (unaudited) and December 31, 2017 3
       
    Condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited) 4
       
    Condensed consolidated statement of stockholders’ equity for the six months ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited) 5
       
    Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited) 6
       
    Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) 7-20
       
  ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 21-26
       
  ITEM 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 26
       
  ITEM 4. Controls and Procedures 26
       
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
       
  ITEM 1. Legal Proceedings 27
  ITEM 1A. Risk Factors 27
  ITEM 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 27
  ITEM 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 27
  ITEM 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 27
  ITEM 5. Other Information 27
  ITEM 6. Exhibits 27
       
  SIGNATURES 28

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
   (Unaudited)   (Audited) 
ASSETS          
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $460,538   $455,700 
Accounts receivable (net retention)   1,321,820    808,050 
Prepaid expenses   14,467    14,669 
Costs and earnings in excess of billings   58,970    51,531 
Total current assets   1,855,795    1,329,950 
           
Property and equipment, net   403,941    102,573 
Security deposits and other non-current assets   21,344    8,416 
Deferred tax asset   44,257    44,257 
Customer lists, net   93,887    - 
Goodwill   1,373,621    - 
           
Total assets  $3,792,845   $1,485,196 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $951,769   $631,385 
Management fees payable – related party   15,000    31,257 
Earn out payable   182,056      
Billings in excess of costs and earnings   93,099    87,206 
Sales and withholding tax payable   59,894    61,239 
Current equipment notes payable   33,407    - 
Current capital lease payable   67,289    - 
Income tax payable   25,746    98,313 
Total current liabilities   1,428,260    909,400 
           
Noncurrent liabilities          
Capital leases   166,965    - 
Equipment notes payable   128,919    - 
Convertible note payable – related party, net of discount   8,891    - 
Total noncurrent liabilities   304,775    - 
           
Total liabilities   1,733,035    909,400 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ equity          
Preferred stock - $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock - $0.0001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 7,586,024 and 7,041,579 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively   758    704 
Additional paid-in capital   2,949,459    1,335,656 
Accumulated deficit   (828,768)   (731,754)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (61,639)   (28,810)
Total stockholders’ equity   2,059,810   $575,796 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $3,792,845   $1,485,196 

 

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

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS – OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

   For the Three Months Ended June 30,  

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
                 
Revenue                    
Construction income  $2,009,825   $1,906,495   $3,704,360   $3,757,250 
Related party   -    24,163    31,789    40,253 
Total revenue   2,009,825    1,930,658    3,736,149    3,797,503 
                     
Cost of goods sold                    
Direct costs   1,253,043    1,147,909    2,462,456    2,561,729 
Direct costs – related party   -    34,440    31,617    50,345 
Total cost of goods sold   1,253,043    1,182,349    2,494,073    2,612,074 
                     
Gross profit   756,782    748,309    1,242,076    1,185,429 
                     
Operating expenses                    
General and administrative expenses   687,831    498,124    1,243,015    945,369 
Management fees – related party   19,500    45,000    39,000    91,000 
Total operating expenses   707,331    543,124    1,282,015    1,036,369 
                     
Income (loss) from operations   49,451    205,185    (39,939)   149,060 
Income tax provision (benefit)   -    -    -    - 
                     
Income (loss) before other income and expense  $49,451   $205,185   $(39,939)  $149,060 
                     
Other income (loss)   (6,738)   2,297    (6,738)   2,298 
                     
Other expenses                    
Interest expense   10,146    -    14,092    - 
Interest expense – related party   18,676    -    32,891    - 
Loss on fixed asset disposal   (64)   -    3,354    - 
Total other expenses   28,758    -    50,337    - 
                     
Net income (loss)  $13,955   $207,482   $(97,014)  $151,358 
                     
Other comprehensive income (loss), net                    
                     
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (22,570)   7,048    (32,829)   18,417 
                     
Comprehensive income (loss)  $(8,615)  $214,530   $(129,843)  $169,775 
                     
Earnings (loss) per share                    
Basic  $0.00   $0.03   $(0.01)  $0.02 
Diluted  $0.00   $0.03   $(0.01)  $0.02 
Weighted average common shares outstanding                    
Basic   7,483,980    7,039,357    7,450,235    6,355,468 
Diluted   8,819,225    7,948,091    7,450,235    7,259,155 

 

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

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018

 

   Common Stock   Preferred Stock           Accumulated     
   Number
of
Shares
   Amount   Number
of
shares
   Amount   Additional
Paid-In
Capital
   Accumulated
Income
(Deficit)
   Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
   Total
Stockholders’ Equity
 
Beginning, January 1, 2018   7,041,579   $704    -   $-   $1,335,656   $(731,754)  $(28,810)  $575,796 
                                         
Issuance of common stock in February 2018, PVBJ Acquisition   444,445    44    -    -    1,183,516    -    -    1,183,560 
                                         
Issuance of common stock April 2018, Stock Options   100,000    10    -    -    990    -    -    1,000 
                                         
Stock-based compensation expense   -    -    -    -    34,297    -    -    34,297 
                                         
Beneficial conversion feature   -    -    -    -    395,000    -    -    395,000 
                                         
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (97,014)   (32,829)   (123,105)
                                         
Ending, June 30, 2018   7,586,024   $758    -   $-   $2,949,459   $(828,768)  $(61,639)  $2,059,810 

 

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

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2018   2017 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Net income (loss)  $(97,014)  $151,358 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   85,130    14,559 
Stock-based compensation   34,297    18,456 
Loss on sale of assets   3,354      
Change in fair value contingent consideration   6,738      
Change in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts and retainage receivable   (541,335)   (929,652)
Prepaid expenses and other costs   (202)   8,099 
Costs in excess of billings   (10,559)   69,843 
Security deposits   (14,144)     
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   412,271    339,043 
Billings in excess of costs   5,893    88,802 
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (115,167)   (239,492)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
           
Purchase of fixed assets   (4,663)   (19,889)
Cash acquired in business acquisition   30,408      
Proceeds from disposition of property and equipment   386    2,298 
           
Net cash used in investing activities   (26,131)   (17,591)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
           
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debt   395,000    - 
Payments of related party interest   (24,000)   - 
Repayments on capital leases   (31,368)   - 
Repayments on notes payable   (22,273)   - 
Repayments on long-term debt   (197,801)   - 
Proceeds related to stock option exercises   1,000    1,000 
           
Net cash provided by financing activities   120,558    1,000 
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (31,522)   (256,803)
           
Effect of foreign currency translation on cash   (26,684)   11,985 
           
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   455,700    537,867 
           
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $460,538   $293,769 
           
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities          
           
Common stock issued for acquisition of business  $1,177,779    - 
Fair value of net assets acquired in business combination  $2,056,344    - 
Beneficial conversion feature  $8,891    - 

 

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

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND LINE OF BUSINESS

 

H/Cell Energy Corporation (the “Company”) was incorporated in the state of Nevada on August 17, 2015. The Company, based in Flemington, N.J., is a company whose principal operations consist of designing and installing hydrogen energy systems. Effective January 31, 2017, the Company acquired The Pride Group (QLD) Pty Ltd, an Australian company (“Pride”) (see Note 11). Founded in 1997, Pride is a provider of security systems integration for a variety of customers in the government and commercial sector and has launched a new clean energy systems division to focus on the high growth renewable energy market in Asia-Pacific. The new clean energy division has not generated any revenue but has begun to bid work and expects to have projects completed in 2018. On February 1, 2018, the Company acquired PVBJ Inc. (“PVBJ”) for 444,445 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair value of $1,177,779 and $221,800 in earn-out liability (see Note 12). Established in 2008, PVBJ is well recognized for the design, installation, maintenance and emergency service of environmental systems both in residential and commercial markets. PVBJ is now expanding into renewable energy systems.

 

The Company has developed a hydrogen energy system for residential and commercial use designed to create electricity. This unique system uses renewable energy as its source for hydrogen production. It functions as a self-sustaining clean energy system. It can be configured as an off grid solution for all electricity needs or it can be connected to the grid to generate energy credits. Its production of hydrogen is truly eco-friendly, as it is not produced by the use of fossil fuels. It is a revolutionary green-energy concept that is safe, renewable, self-sustaining and cost effective.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”).

 

Use of 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, disclosure 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 estimates. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable are recorded when invoices are issued and are presented in the balance sheet net of the allowance for doubtful accounts. The allowance for doubtful accounts is estimated based on the Company’s historical losses, the existing economic conditions in the construction industry, and the financial stability of its customers. Accounts are written off as uncollectible after collection efforts have failed. In addition, the Company does not generally charge interest on past-due accounts or require collateral. At June 30, 2018 and December 31 2017, there was no allowance for doubtful accounts required.

 

Property and Equipment, and Depreciation

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is generally provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the remaining term of the lease or the estimated useful life of the improvement.

 

Repairs and maintenance that do not improve or extend the lives of the property and equipment are charged to expense as incurred.

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill represents the excess of the aggregate of the following (1) consideration transferred, (2) the fair value of any non-controlling interest in the acquire, and (3) if the business combination is achieved in stages, the acquisition-date fair value of our previously held equity interest in the acquiree over the net of the acquisition-date amounts of the identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. Identifiable intangible assets consist primarily of customer lists and relationships, non-compete agreements and technology based intangibles and other contractual agreements. The Company amortizes finite lived identifiable intangible assets over the shorter of their stated or statutory duration or their estimated useful lives, generally ranging from 3 to 15 years, on a straight-line basis to their estimated residual values and periodically reviews them for impairment. Total identifiable intangible assets comprised 39% of our consolidated total assets at June 30, 2018. There were no intangible assets or goodwill at June 30, 2017.

 

The Company uses the acquisition method of accounting for all business combinations and does not amortize goodwill or intangible assets with indefinite useful lives. Goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are tested for possible impairment annually during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired.

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

Comprehensive income (loss) consists of two components, net income (loss) and other comprehensive income (loss). The Company’s other comprehensive income (loss) is comprised of foreign currency translation adjustments.

 

Advertising Costs

 

Advertising costs are charged to expense during the period in which they are incurred. Advertising expense for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 was $1,068 and $524, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, advertising expense was $2,240 and $2,146, respectively.

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The Company translates its foreign subsidiary’s assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies into U.S. dollars at current rates of exchange as of the balance sheet date and income and expense items at the average exchange rate for the reporting period. Translation adjustments resulting from exchange rate fluctuations are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income. The Company records gains and losses from changes in exchange rates on transactions denominated in currencies other than each reporting location’s functional currency in net income (loss) for each period.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606) using the modified retrospective method applied to those contracts which were not completed as of December 31, 2017. Results for reporting periods beginning January 1, 2018 are presented under Topic 606, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for the prior period.

 

Under Topic 606 requirements, the Company recognizes revenue from the installation or construction of projects over time using the cost-based input method. The Company accounts for a contract when: (i) it has approval and commitment from both parties, (ii) the rights of the parties are identified, (iii) payment terms are identified, (iv) the contract has commercial substance, and (v) collectability of consideration is probable. The Company considers the start of a project to be when the above criteria have been met and the Company either has written authorization from the customer to proceed or an executed contract.

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

The Company uses the total costs incurred on the project relative to the total expected costs to satisfy the performance obligation. The input method involves measuring the resources consumed, labor hours expended, costs incurred, time lapsed, or machine hours used relative to the total expected inputs to the satisfaction of the performance obligation. Costs incurred prior to actual contract (i.e. design, engineering, procurement of material, etc.) should not be recognized as the client does not have control of the good/service provided. When the estimate on a contract indicates a loss, or claims against costs incurred reduce the likelihood of recoverability of such costs, the Company records the entire estimated loss in the period the loss becomes known. Project contracts typically provide for a schedule of billings or invoices to the customer based on the Company’s job to date percentage of completion of specific tasks inherent in the fulfillment of its performance obligation(s). The schedules for such billings usually do not precisely match the schedule on which costs are incurred. As a result, contract revenue recognized in the statement of operations can and usually does differ from amounts that can be billed or invoiced to the customer at any point during the contract. Amounts by which cumulative contract revenue recognized on a contract as of a given date exceed cumulative billings and unbilled receivables to the customer under the contract are reflected as a current asset in the Company’s balance sheet under the captions “Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings” and “Unbilled accounts receivable.” Amounts by which cumulative billings to the customer under a contract as of a given date exceed cumulative contract revenue recognized on the contract are reflected as a current liability in the Company’s balance sheet under the caption “Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings.”

 

Revenue from service or short term contracts is recognized currently as the work is performed. Time and materials are accordingly charged to the customer at completion of the job. The Company recognizes service or short term contract revenues when there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, delivery has occurred or services are rendered, the sales price is determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Revenue is typically recorded once all performance obligations have been satisfied. Sales are recorded net of discounts and returns, which historically have not been material.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash in bank and money market funds as well as other highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less. The Company had no cash equivalents as of June 30, 2018 or December 31 2017. At times during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, balances exceeded the FDIC insurance limit of $250,000.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company recognizes expense for its stock-based compensation based on the fair value of the awards at the time they are granted. We estimate the value of stock option awards on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model. The determination of the fair value of stock-based payment awards on the date of grant is affected by our stock price as well as assumptions regarding a number of complex and subjective variables. These variables include our expected stock price volatility over the term of the awards, expected term, risk-free interest rate, expected dividends and expected forfeiture rates. The forfeiture rate is estimated using historical option cancellation information, adjusted for anticipated changes in expected exercise and employment termination behavior. Our outstanding awards do not contain market or performance conditions.

 

Sales and Use Tax

 

The Company collects sales tax in various jurisdictions. Upon collection from customers, it records the amount as a payable to the related jurisdiction. On a periodic basis, it files a sales tax return with the jurisdictions and remits the amount indicated on the return.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company uses the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes pursuant to FASB ASC 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets, including tax loss and credit carryforwards, and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Deferred income tax expense represents the change during the period in the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities. The components of the deferred tax assets and liabilities are individually classified as current and non-current based on their characteristics. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

The determination of the Company’s provision for income taxes requires significant judgment, the use of estimates, and the interpretation and application of complex tax laws. Significant judgment is required in assessing the timing and amounts of deductible and taxable items and the probability of sustaining uncertain tax positions. The benefits of uncertain tax positions are recorded in the Company’s financial statements only after determining a more-likely-than-not probability that the uncertain tax positions will withstand challenge, if any, from taxing authorities. When facts and circumstances change, the Company reassesses these probabilities and records any changes in the financial statements as appropriate. Accrued interest and penalties related to income tax matters are classified as a component of income tax expense.

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

The Company recognizes and measures its unrecognized tax benefits in accordance with ASC 740. Under that guidance, management assesses the likelihood that tax positions will be sustained upon examination based on the facts, circumstances and information, including the technical merits of those positions, available at the end of each period. The measurement of unrecognized tax benefits is adjusted when new information is available, or when an event occurs that requires a change.

 

The Company did not identify any material uncertain tax positions. The Company did not recognize any interest or penalties for unrecognized tax benefits.

 

The federal income tax returns of the Company are subject to examination by the IRS, generally for the three years after they are filed. The Company’s 2017, 2016 and 2015 income tax returns are still open for examination by the taxing authorities.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Except for the Company’s earn-out liability, the carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and short-term borrowings, as reflected in the balance sheets, approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these instruments. All other significant financial assets, financial liabilities and equity instruments of the Company are either recognized or disclosed in the financial statements together with other information relevant for making a reasonable assessment of future cash flows, interest rate risk and credit risk. Where practicable the fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities have been determined and disclosed; otherwise only available information pertinent to fair value has been disclosed. The Company classifies and discloses assets and liabilities carried at fair value in one of the following three categories:

 

  Level 1—quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities;
     
  Level 2—observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data; and
     
  Level 3—significant unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The table below presents a reconciliation of the fair value of the Company’s contingent earn-out obligations that use significant unobservable inputs (Level 3).

 

Balance at December 31, 2017  $- 
Earn-out liability from acquisition of PVBJ Inc.   175,318 
Payments   - 
Adjustments to fair value   6,738 
Balance at June 30, 2018  $182,056 

 

The Company values earn-out obligations using a probability weighted discounted cash flow method. This fair value measurement is based on significant unobservable inputs in the market and thus represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the purchase agreements (e.g., minimum and maximum payments, length of earn-out periods, manner of calculating any amounts due, etc.) and utilizes assumptions with regard to future cash flows, probabilities of achieving such future cash flows and a discount rate. The contingent earn-out obligations are measured at fair value each reporting period and changes in estimates of fair value are recognized in earnings.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

The Company computes basic net income (loss) per share by dividing net income (loss) per share available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period and excludes the effects of any potentially dilutive securities. Diluted earnings per share, if presented, would include the dilution that would occur upon the exercise or conversion of all potentially dilutive securities into common stock using the “treasury stock” and/or “if converted” methods as applicable. The computation of diluted loss per share excludes dilutive securities for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive. Potentially dilutive securities excluded from the computation of basic and diluted net loss per share for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 are as follows:

 

   June 30, 2018   June 30, 2017 
         
Convertible debt   533,333    - 
Options to purchase common stock   900,000    1,000,000 
Totals   1,433,333    1,000,000 

 

3. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company’s current office space consists of approximately 800 square feet, which is donated to it from one of its executive officers. There is no lease agreement and the Company pays no rent.

 

Effective February 4, 2016, the Company sold 526,316 shares of common stock to Reza Enterprises, Inc., an entity beneficially owned by Rezaul Karim. In connection with, and as a condition of closing, the Company agreed to appoint Rezaul Karim to its board of directors. Rezaul Karim resigned from the board of directors effective April 1, 2017. On April 1, 2017, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Rezaul Karim for a period of one year. As such his function will be to promote our products and services. In each of April 2017 and 2018, Rezaul Karim exercised 100,000 options.

 

In June 2016, the Company entered into a contract with Rezaul Karim, one of its former directors, for the installation of an HC-1 system. The system installation was complete pending any change orders as of June 30, 2018, and generated $31,789 and $40,253 of revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company subcontracted the installation of the system to Renewable Energy Holdings LLC (“REH”), a company owned by Mike Strizki, one of the Company’s executive officers. James Strizki, one of the Company’s executive officers, is vice president of operations at REH. Costs incurred for REH were $31,617 and $50,345 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. No revenue or costs were incurred in the three months ended June 30, 2018. For the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company incurred revenue of $24,163 and direct costs of $34,440.

 

The Company has entered into agreements to indemnify its directors and executive officers, in addition to the indemnification provided for in the Company’s articles of incorporation and bylaws. These agreements, among other things, provide for indemnification of the Company’s directors and executive officers for certain expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by any such person in any action or proceeding, including any action by or in the right of the Company, arising out of such person’s services as a director or executive officer of the Company, any subsidiary of the Company or any other company or enterprise to which the person provided services at the Company’s request. The Company believes that these provisions and agreements are necessary to attract and retain qualified persons as directors and executive officers.

 

At June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the balances due to Turquino Equity LLC, a significant shareholder, amounted to approximately $15,000 and $31,257, respectively. These balances represent expenses for management services. There was $19,500 of management fees expensed for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and $39,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Management fees expensed totaled $45,826 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $91,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

On January 2, 2018, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with two of its directors, pursuant to which the Company sold an aggregate principal amount of $400,000 in 12% Convertible Debentures (“Debentures”), convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $0.75 per share. The Debentures, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, become due and payable on January 2, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). Interest on the Debentures accrues at the rate of 12% per annum, payable monthly in cash, beginning on February 1, 2018 and on the Maturity Date. The Debentures are convertible into common stock at a conversion price of $0.75 per share at the discretion of the holder, with special provisions applying to any holder whose conversion would result in the holder beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. In connection with this convertible note payable, the Company recorded a $397,500 discount on debt, related to the beneficial conversion feature of the note to be amortized over the life of the note using the effective interest method, or until the note is converted or repaid.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

4. SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT RISK

 

Cash is maintained at an authorized deposit-taking institution (bank) incorporated in both the United States and Australia and is insured by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Australian Securities & Investments Commission up to $250,000 and approximately $186,000 USD in total, respectively. At June 30, 2018, the balances exceeded the insured limits by $206,986 and $270,986, respectively.

 

Credit risk for trade accounts is concentrated as well because substantially all of the balances are receivable from entities located within certain geographic regions. To reduce credit risk, the Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers’ financial conditions, but does not generally require collateral. In addition, at June 30, 2018, approximately 27% of the Company’s accounts receivable was due from two unrelated customers at 14% and 13%, respectively. At December 31, 2017, approximately 36% of the Company’s accounts receivable was due from three unrelated customers, 14%, 12% and 10%, respectively.

 

5. MAJOR CUSTOMERS

 

There were two customers with a concentration of 10% or higher 16%, and 15%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2018, and three customers for the six months ended June 30, 2018 at 21%, and two at 11%, respectively. During the three months ended June 30, 2017, two customers had a concentration of 10% or higher at 27%, and 22%, respectively; and for the six months ended June 30, 2017, two customers had a concentration of 10% or higher at 35% and 17%, respectively.

 

6. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

At June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, property and equipment were comprised of the following:

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
Furniture and fixtures (5 to 7 years)  $12,962   $6,857 
Machinery and equipment (5 to 7 years)   36,453    35,919 
Computer and software (3 to 5 years)   117,260    94,761 
Auto and truck (5 to 7 years)   803,965    250,044 
Leasehold improvements (life of lease)   39,934    40,608 
    1,010,574    428,189 
Less accumulated depreciation   606,633    325,616 
   $403,941   $102,573 

 

Depreciation expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were $47,945 and $75,519, respectively. Depreciation expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 amounted to $7,529 and $14,559, respectively.

 

7. UNCOMPLETED CONTRACTS

 

Costs, estimated earnings and billings on uncompleted contracts are summarized as follows at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017:

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts  $2,695,441   $2,485,787 
Estimated earnings   577,393    779,598 
Costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts   3,272,834    3,265,385 
Billings to date   3,816,397    3,553,817 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   (543,563)   (288,432)
Costs and earnings in excess of billings on completed contracts   (509,434)   (252,757)
   $(34,129)  $(35,675)
           
Costs in excess of billings  $58,970   $51,531 
Billings in excess of cost   (93,099)   (87,206)
   $(34,129)  $(35,675)

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

8. COMMITMENTS

 

The Company previously entered into two operating leases for office space in Woombye and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, both which expired in April 2018. The Company signed a new lease in February of 2018 for new office space in Kunda Park Queensland Australia, starting in May 2018 and expiring in May 2021. The Company also renewed the Brisbane office space for one year starting in May 2018. The Company’s office in Downingtown, Pennsylvania was renewed in January of 2018 for a one-year period. The future minimum payments on the leases for each of the next three and one-half years and in the aggregate amount to the following:

 

2018  $49,776 
2019   54,050 
2020   39,639 
2021   13,213 
   $156,678 

 

Rent expense for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 amounted to approximately $20,000 and $23,000 respectively and is included in “General and Administrative” expenses on the related statements of operations. Rent for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 totaled $47,347 and $44,724, respectively.

 

During the three and six months June 30, 2018, the Company had vehicles leased under four capital leases, with a net book value of $159,226, which expire in June 2023. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company had no capital leases. The obligations are payable in monthly installments ranging from approximately $615 to $2,630 with interest rates from 5.57% to 7.20% per annum. The leases are secured by the related equipment.

 

At June 30, 2018, approximate payments to be made on these capital lease obligations are as follows:

 

2018  $39,105 
2019   78,209 
2020   75,578 
2021   44,178 
2022   7,512 
Thereafter   4,382 
      
Capital lease obligation   248,963 
Less amounts representing interest   14,709 
Current portion   67,289 
      
Net  $166,965 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, interest expense on the capital leases was approximately $2,912 and $4,982, respectively.

 

9. DEBT

 

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

Equipment Notes Payable

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
Note payable with monthly payments of $716, including interest at 6.50% per annum through November 2020.  $22,642   $- 
Note payable with monthly payments of $984, including interest at 14.70% per annum through March 2023.  $57,479   $- 
Note payable with monthly payments of $787, including interest At 5.76% per annum through April 2021.  $24,810      
Note payable with monthly payments of $947 including interest at 6.14% per annum through December 2024.  $57,395   $- 
Total non-current portion:  $162,326   $- 
Total current portion:  $(33,407)  $- 
Total:  $128,919   $- 

 

Aggregate annual principal payments in the fiscal years subsequent to December 31 2017, are as follows:

 

Year ending December 31:  Amount 
2018 (remaining)  $20,453 
2019   40,905 
2020   40,189 
2021   26,014 
2022   22,864 
Thereafter   37,743 
Notes payable obligation   188,169  
Less amounts representing interest   (25,843)
      
   $162,326 

 

Convertible Note Payable

 

On January 2, 2018, the Company entered into an agreement with two related parties, who are directors of the Company and issued a 12.0% interest bearing convertible debenture for $400,000 due on January 2, 2020, with conversion features commencing immediately following the date of the note. Payments of interest only were due monthly beginning January 2018. The Debentures are convertible into common stock at a conversion price of $0.75 per share at the discretion of the holder, with special provisions applying to any holder whose conversion would result in the holder beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. In connection with this convertible note payable, the Company recorded a $397,500 discount on debt, related to the beneficial conversion feature of the note to be amortized over the life of the note using the effective interest method, or until the note is converted or repaid. The Company incurred $5,000 of legal fees for preparation of the financing documents, which has been reflected as an additional debt discount.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company incurred interest expense of $18,676, of which $4,177 related to the amortization of the discount.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018 the Company incurred interest expense of $32,891, of which $8,891 related to the amortization of the discount.

 

Convertible notes payable consisted of the following:

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
Note payable of $397,500, less debt discount of $388,609 including interest at 12% per annum through January 2020.  $8,891   $- 

 

10. CONTRACT BACKLOG

 

At June 30, 2018, the Company had a contract backlog approximating $715,831 with anticipated direct costs to completion approximating $577,000.

 

11. ACQUISITION UNDER COMMON CONTROL

 

On January 31, 2017 (the “Closing Date”), the Company entered into a share exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) by and among the Company, The Pride Group (QLD) Pty Ltd., an Australian corporation (“Pride”), Turquino Equity LLC (“Turquino”) and Stephen Paul Mullane and Marie Louise Mullane as Trustees of the Mullane Family Trust (the “Mullane Trust” and together with Turquino, the “Pride Shareholders”). Andrew Hidalgo and Matthew Hidalgo, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, are each a managing partner of Turquino.

 

Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Pride from the Pride Shareholders in exchange for an aggregate of 3,800,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Acquisition Shares”). As a result, the combination of the Company and Pride pursuant to the Exchange Agreement is considered a business combination of companies under common control and will be accounted for in a manner similar to a pooling-of-interests. The accompanying financial statements have been retrospectively restated as a result of an acquisition of another company under common control with the Company, which was completed in January 2017.

 

12. BUSINESS ACQUISITION

 

On February 1, 2018 (the “Closing Date”), the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) by and among the Company, PVBJ and Benis Holdings LLC, the sole shareholder of PVBJ (“Benis Holdings”).

 

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of PVBJ from Benis Holdings for an aggregate amount equal to (i) $221,800 (the “Cash Purchase Price”) and (ii) 444,445 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $.0001 per share having a fair value of $1,177,779 (the “Acquisition Shares”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Acquisition Shares were issued at closing, and the Cash Purchase Price will be paid to Benis Holdings from positive earnings before taxes of PVBJ, with Benis Holdings to receive 50% of annual earnings before taxes of PVBJ until such time as Benis Holdings has received the full Cash Purchase Price.

 

In connection with the acquisition of PVBJ, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Paul V. Benis, Jr. to serve as an Executive Vice President of the Company for a period of three years. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Benis shall receive an annual salary of $150,000 and have oversight of the business operations of PVBJ.

 

The preliminary estimated consideration transferred in the acquisition was as follows:

 

Upfront consideration  $1,177,779 
Liabilities assumed   878,565 
Total  $2,056,343 

 

The estimated fair values of working capital balances, property and equipment, identifiable intangible assets and goodwill are provisional and are based on the information that was available as of the acquisition date. The estimated fair values of these provisional items are based on certain valuation and other studies and are in progress and not yet at the point where there is sufficient information for a definitive measurement. The Company believes the preliminary information provides a reasonable basis for estimating the fair values of these amounts, but is waiting for additional information necessary to finalize those fair values. Therefore, provisional measurements of fair values reflected are subject to change and such changes could be significant. The Company expects to finalize the valuation of tangible assets and liabilities, identifiable intangible assets and goodwill, and complete the acquisition accounting as soon as practicable but no later than January 2, 2019.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

The following table summarizes the preliminary estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition:

 

Cash and cash equivalents  $30,408 
Accounts receivable   277,338 
Property and equipment, net   272,554 
Customer list   102,422 
Goodwill   1,373,621 
Total assets acquired   2,056,344 
Accounts payable   (112,590)
Debt assumed   (590,657)
Earn out liability   (175,318)
Total liabilities assumed   (878,565)
Total net assets acquired  $1,177,779 

 

The goodwill arising from the acquisition represents the expected synergistic benefits of the transaction, primarily related to lower future operating expenses and the knowledge and experience of the workforce in place. The goodwill is not deductible for income tax purposes.

 

A summary of preliminary estimated identifiable intangible assets acquired, preliminary estimated useful lives and amortization method is as follows:

 

Useful Life in  Amount   Years   Amortization Method
Customer List  $102,422    5   Straight Line
Total  $102,422         

 

The results of PVBJ’s operations are included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations beginning February 1, 2018. PVBJ’s income for three and five month period ended June 30, 2018 totaled $104,791 and $23,001, respectively. The pre-tax income includes estimated acquired intangible asset amortization of $5,121 for the three month period ended June 30, 2018 and $8,535 for the five month period ended June 30, 2018.

 

For the three and six month period ended June 30, 2018, acquisition related costs for the Company totaled $15,000, and are included in general and administration expenses. The Company may incur additional acquisition related costs during 2018.

 

Pro forma results for H/Cell, Inc. giving effect to the PVBJ Inc. acquisition

 

The following pro forma financial information presents the combined results of operations of PVBJ Inc. and the Company for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. The pro forma financial information presents the results as if the acquisition had occurred as of the beginning of 2017.

 

The unaudited pro forma results presented include amortization charges for acquired intangible assets, interest expense and stock-based compensation expense.

 

Pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisitions had taken place as of the beginning of 2017.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2018

   

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2017

 
Revenues   $ 2,009,825     $ 2,425,707  
Net income     24,887       198,027  
Net income per share:                
Basic     0.01       0.03  
Diluted     0.01       0.03  

 

   

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2018

   

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2017

 
Revenues   $ 3,945,280     $ 4,844,882  
Net income (loss)     (68,975 )     219,723  
Net income (loss) per share:                
Basic     0.00       0.04  
Diluted     0.00       0.03  

 

13. STOCK OPTIONS AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

A summary of the stock option activity and related information for the 2016 Plan from December 31, 2016 to June 30, 2018 is as follows:

 

   Shares  

Weighted-

Average Exercise Price

  

Weighted-

Average Remaining Contractual Term

  

Aggregate Intrinsic

Value

 
Outstanding at December 31, 2016   1,000,000   $0.01    3.19   $387,450 
Grants   150,000    1.83    4.35   $165,477 
Exercised   (100,000)   0.01    -    (38,475)
Canceled   -                
Outstanding at December 31, 2017   1,050,000   $0.27    3.35    514,182 
Grants   -                
Exercised   (100,000)  $0.01    -    (38,475)
Canceled   -                
Outstanding at June 30, 2018   950,000   $0.30    3.07   $475,707 
Exercisable at June 30, 2018   100,000   $1.01    3.37   $100,000 

 

The aggregate intrinsic value in the preceding table represents the total pretax intrinsic value, based on options with an exercise price less than the Company’s weighted average grant date stock price of $0.3958 per share, which would have been received by the option holders had those option holders exercised their options as of that date. It also includes options granted at exercise prices of $2.00 and $1.50, which were equal to the closing sales price of the Company’s common stock on the dates of grant.

 

Option valuation models require the input of highly subjective assumptions. The fair value of stock-based payment awards was estimated using the Black-Scholes option model with a volatility figure derived from an index of historical stock prices of comparable entities until sufficient data exists to estimate the volatility using the Company’s own historical stock prices. Management determined this assumption to be a more accurate indicator of value.

 

The Company accounts for the expected life of options based on the contractual life of options for non-employees. For incentive options granted to employees, the Company accounts for the expected life in accordance with the “simplified” method, which is used for “plain-vanilla” options, as defined in the accounting standards codification. The risk-free interest rate was determined from the implied yields of U.S. Treasury zero-coupon bonds with a remaining life consistent with the expected term of the options. The fair value of stock-based payment awards was estimated using the Black-Scholes pricing model.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

The following table presents information related to stock options at June 30, 2018:

 

Options Outstanding   Options Exercisable 
        Weighted     
        Average   Exercisable 
Exercise   Number of   Remaining Life   Number of 
Price   Options   In Years   Options 
$0.30    950,000    3.07    100,000 

 

As of June 30, 2018, there was $77,473 of unrecognized compensation expense. At June 30, 2017, there was $94,196 of unrecognized compensation expense.

 

14. SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

Our business is organized into two reportable segments: renewable systems integration revenue and non-renewable systems integration revenue. The reporting segments follow the same accounting policies used in the preparation of the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The following represents selected information for the Company’s reportable segments at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, and also for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
Assets by Segment          
Renewable Systems Integration  $1,546,343   $27,589 
Non-renewable Systems Integration   2,246,502    1,457,607 
   $3,792,845   $1,485,196 

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30, 2018   June 30, 2017   June 30, 2018   June 30, 2017 
Revenue by segment                    
Renewable Systems integration  $-   $24,163   $31,789   $40,253 
Non-renewable system Integration   2,009,825    1,906,495    3,704,360    3,757,250 
   $2,009,825   $1,930,658   $3,736,149   $3,797,503 
                     
Cost of sales by segment                    
Renewable Systems integration  $-   $34,440   $31,617   $50,345 
Non-renewable system Integration   1,253,043    1,147,909    2,462,456    2,561,729 
   $1,253,043   $1,182,349   $2,494,073   $2,612,074 
                     
Operating expenses                    
Renewable Systems integration  $139,489   $102,169   $298,699   $148,604 
Non-renewable system Integration   567,842    440,955    983,316    887,765 
   $707,331   $543,124   $1,282,015   $1,036,369 
Operating (loss) income by segment                    
Renewable Systems integration  $(137,007)  $(112,446)  $(298,527)  $(158,696)
Non-renewable system Integration   186,458    317,631    258,588    307,756 
   $49,451   $205,185   $(39,939)  $149,060 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

15. 401(k) PLANS

 

Substantially all of the Company’s employees may elect to defer a portion of their annual compensation in the Company-sponsored 401(k) tax-deferred savings plans. The Company makes matching contributions in these plans. The amount charged to expense for these plans was $5,372 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and $10,528 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. There was no expense for the three or six months ended June 30, 2017.

 

16. INCOME TAX

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company did not record any income tax expense or benefit. No tax benefit has been recorded in relation to the pre-tax loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. A valuation allowance of $25,746 is listed on the balance sheet at June 30, 2018 to offset any deferred tax asset related to net operating loss carry forwards attributable to the losses.

 

17. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued accounting standard update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)” (“ASU 2014-09”). The standard’s core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In doing so, companies will need to use more judgment and make more estimates than under previous guidance. This may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. In July 2015, the FASB approved the proposal to defer the effective date of ASU 2014-09 standard by one year. Early adoption was permitted after December 15, 2016, and the standard became effective for public entities for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods therein. In 2016, the FASB issued final amendments to clarify the implementation guidance for principal versus agent considerations (ASU No. 2016-08), accounting for licenses of intellectual property and identifying performance obligations (ASU No. 2016-10), narrow-scope improvements and practical expedients (ASU No. 2016-12) and technical corrections and improvements to ASU 2014-09 (ASU No. 2016-20) in its new revenue standard. The Company has performed a review of the requirements of the new revenue standard and is monitoring the activity of the FASB and the transition resource group as it relates to specific interpretive guidance. The Company reviewed customer contracts, applied the five-step model of the new standard to its contracts, and compared the results to its current accounting practices. The Company has drafted disclosures required by the new standard and the adoption has not had a material impact on the financial statements.

 

During January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, “Financial Instruments — Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (“ASU 2016-01”). The standard addresses certain aspects of recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial instruments. This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is not permitted with the exception of certain provisions related to the presentation of other comprehensive income. The adoption of ASU 2016-01 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

During February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases” (“ASU 2016-02”). The standard requires lessees to recognize a lease liability and a lease asset for all leases, including operating leases, with a term greater than 12 months on its balance sheet. The update also expands the required quantitative and qualitative disclosures surrounding leases. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows due to an insignificant number of leases that the Company has entered into.

 

In August 2016, FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, “Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments” (“ASU 2016-15”). ASU 2016-15 clarifies the presentation and classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company adopted ASU 2016-15 effective January 1, 2018 and it did not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017 (UNAUDITED)

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No.  2017-09, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting (“ASU 2017-09”) to clarify when to account for a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award as a modification. Under this new guidance, modification accounting is required if the fair value, vesting conditions, or classification of the award changes as a result of the change in terms or conditions. ASU 2017-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within each annual reporting period. The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 effective January 1, 2018 and it did not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

Management does not believe there would have been a material effect on the accompanying financial statements had any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards been adopted in the current period.

 

18. NET INCOME PER SHARE

 

The following table sets forth the information needed to compute basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

   Three months ended
June 30, 2018
   Three months ended
June 30, 2017
  

Six months ended

June 30, 2017

 
Net income  $13,955   $207,482   $151,358 
Weighted average common shares outstanding   7,483,980    7,039,357    6,355,468 
Dilutive securities               
Convertible debt   

533,333

    -    - 
Options   801,912    908,734    903,687 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   8,819,225    7,948,091    7,259,155 
Basic net income per share  $0.00   $0.03   $0.02 
Diluted net income per share  $0.00   $0.03   $0.02 

 

For the six month period ended June 30, 2018, there is no calculation as there was a net loss and certain potential shares of common stock would have been excluded from the calculation of diluted income per share, and therefore, the effect on diluted income per share would have been anti-dilutive.

 

19. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company has evaluated events from June 30, 2018 through the date the financial statements were issued. There were no subsequent events that need disclosure.

 

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

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations includes a number of forward-looking statements that reflect Management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate” and “continue,” or similar words. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of us and members of our management team as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.

 

Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report and in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Important factors currently known to Management could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the future operating results over time. We believe that our assumptions are based upon reasonable data derived from and known about our business and operations. No assurances are made that actual results of operations or the results of our future activities will not differ materially from our assumptions. Factors that could cause differences include, but are not limited to, expected market demand for our products, fluctuations in pricing for materials, and competition.

 

Business Overview

 

We were formed in August 2015 to expand upon the successful implementation of a hydrogen energy system used to completely power a residence or commercial property with clean energy so that it can run independent of the utility grid and also provide energy to the utility grid for monetary credits. This unique system uses renewal energy as its source for hydrogen production. We believe that it is a revolutionary green-energy concept that is safe, renewable, self-sustaining and cost effective. On January 31, 2017, the Company acquired The Pride Group (QLD) Pty Ltd, an Australian company (“Pride”). Founded in 1997, Pride is a provider of security systems integration for a variety of customers in the government and commercial sector and has launched a new clean energy systems division to focus on the high growth renewable energy market in Asia-Pacific.

 

Pride Energy Systems is Pride’s clean energy division, which sells, designs, installs and maintains a variety of technology services in the clean energy market, including audits of energy consumption, review of energy and tax credits available, feasibility studies, solar/battery energy system design, zoning and permitting analysis, site design/preparation and restoration, system startup, testing and commissioning and maintenance. The division has just begun to bid for clean energy systems and is focused on the residential, commercial and government sectors. The division is able to utilize the many contacts established in the security systems division.

 

On February 1, 2018, we acquired PVBJ Inc. (“PVBJ”). Established in 2008, PVBJ, doing business as Temperature Service Company, is a regionally recognized company that specializes in HVAC and refrigeration for commercial and residential customers. The services offered include design, installation, repair, maintenance and emergency services for environmental systems. PVBJ has a highly trained technical team that is experienced in all aspects of environmental systems. PVBJ works directly with end users and through general contractors. PVBJ covers the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware markets.

 

There are great benefits to hydrogen energy. The use of hydrogen as a fuel produces no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Unlike fossil fuels, the only emissions from hydrogen fuel are chemically pure water and oxygen. Hydrogen can be extracted from water using renewable energy from the sun and unlike batteries, hydrogen energy can be stored indefinitely. There is no drilling, fracking or mining required to produce hydrogen energy. We believe it is safe and efficient, and the cleanest energy source on the planet.

 

We have succeeded in developing a hydrogen energy system designed to create electricity that is generated by renewable solar energy. We call the hydrogen energy system the HC-1. The HC-1 system functions as a self-sustaining renewable energy system. It can be configured as an off grid solution for all your electricity needs or it can be connected to the grid to generate energy credits. Its production of hydrogen is truly eco-friendly, as it is not produced by the use of fossil fuels. It is a system comprised of solar modules, inverters, batteries, a hydrogen generator, a fuel cell and a hydrogen storage tank.

 

When there is solar power, the solar modules produce renewable energy that is collected through a solar inverter, which charges a bank of batteries through a battery inverter. After the batteries are fully charged, the excess electricity is then combined with water through a hydrogen generator that extracts the hydrogen from the water in a gasified state, which is safely transferred to the hydrogen tank and stored for later use. If the tank is full, excess electricity is sent from the batteries through the battery inverter to the utility grid, which results in energy credits for the system owner.

 

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The HC-1 system is connected to the residential or commercial property through the inverters. The electricity is always provided by the charged batteries. If there is no solar power to charge the batteries, the system keeps the batteries fully charged by using hydrogen stored in the tank, which processed through a fuel cell, creates the electricity. As the system is able to produce hydrogen, that keeps the hydrogen tank full, it provides a continuous supply of clean energy and sustainability that is independent from the grid.

 

Each HC-1 system is custom designed to accommodate the electrical loads for an end user. The system is completely scalable. If the customer is connected to the electric grid, energy production that is converted to hydrogen in excess of the amount stored in the hydrogen tank is transferred to the local electric company, creating energy credits.

 

If a customer wishes to connect our system to the electrical grid in order to generate renewable energy credits, the customer needs to obtain interconnection agreements from the applicable local primary electricity utility. In our experience, there has not been any cost involved in obtaining an interconnection agreement, but as the requirements are determined on a local basis, it may be possible that some nominal costs are involved in connection with the process. If the customer obtains an interconnection agreement, once the HC-1 system is operational, the HC-1 system end user can eliminate their electric bill and, if in a permissible state, can begin generating energy credits. In certain states, an end user receives one energy credit for each 1,000 kWh produced through renewal energy. The customer sells these credits to a broker who in turn sells the credits to a utility company so that the utility company can demonstrate their compliance with the regulatory obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The price per credit can vary depending on supply and demand. Many other states that may not offer an energy credit program, do offer other cash incentives for renewable energy systems.

 

Current Operating Trends

 

Currently, our employees are licensed to install our HC-1 systems in the State of New Jersey. Pride sells, designs, installs and maintains a variety of technology products in the security systems market, including commercial alarm systems, access control, video surveillance, CCTV (closed circuit television)/MATV (master antenna television) systems, biometric technology, audio/visual systems, nurse call systems and public announcement systems. Pride also provides programs for annual maintenance of its products and systems. The division generates approximately half of its revenue from government contracts and the other half from the commercial sector. Pride has recurring annual maintenance revenue of close to AUD $2 million. Pride is a certified security systems integrator for the Queensland Government and has various government contracts in place for installation, maintenance and project services. Pride also works with a number of general contractors as a subcontractor for security systems integration.

 

We intend to aggressively grow our business, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We intend to acquire companies with licensed contractors in various states and regions, which will allow us to expand the territories in which we can install our systems. These acquired companies will also provide us with a consistent revenue stream, a customer base for marketing our HC-1 systems and technicians. Initially, we intend to focus on states or countries whose government supports a regulatory standard requiring its utility companies to increase their production of energy from renewable energy sources.

 

These governments have established various incentives and financial mechanisms to accelerate and promote the use of renewable energy sources. Currently, many states comply with regulatory standards including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois as well as the District of Columbia. In addition, countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Belgium and Chile have adopted regulatory standards. The list is expanding each year.

 

We are also searching for suitable acquisition targets that will complement our services, create revenue production, allow us to expand our sales and technical staff and provide us with a larger customer base to pursue with greater geographic coverage. As of the date of this quarterly report, we have no written agreements or understandings to acquire any companies and no assurances can be given that we will identify or successfully acquire any other companies.

 

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Results of Operations

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

 

Revenue and Cost of Revenue

 

We had $2,009,825 of revenue and $1,253,043 for cost of revenue during the three months ended June 30, 2018, respectively. We had $1,930,658 of revenue and $1,182,349 for cost of revenue during the three months ended June 30, 2017, of which $24,163 and $34,440, respectively, was related party. The increase in revenue and cost of revenue was due to the acquisition of PVBJ on February 1, 2018.

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   June 30, 2018   June 30, 2017 
Revenue by segment          
Renewable Systems integration  $-   $24,163 
Non-renewable system Integration   2,009,825    1,906,495 
   $2,009,825   $1,930,658 

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2018, our general and administrative expenses were $707,331. $139,489 was related to the Renewable Systems Integration segment as follows: $41,325 of gross payroll and payroll taxes, $34,747 of legal and accounting fees, $19,500 of management disbursements, $17,149 of stock-based compensation, $7,928 of consulting/dues and subscription fees, which pertained to EDGAR fees and OTC Market annual listing fees, $5,271 in amortization of intangible assets, directors and officers insurance liability of $4,258 and $6,829 of miscellaneous expenses.

 

The non-renewable Systems Integration segment incurred general and administrative expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2018 of $570,324, including management and administrative salaries of $241,953 along with $110,614 of other various employee expenses, such as vacation and sick time. In addition, automobile expenses totaled $68,517, which included repairs, fuel and auto allowance. Insurance totaled $47,868. Facilities lease totaled $20,997. Professional fees of $8,347 consisted of legal and accounting fees incurred for tax and human resources advice. We also incurred telecommunications charges of $12,211 and computer expenses of $4,706. In addition, we incurred other miscellaneous fees of $15,041 and depreciation of $40,070.

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2017, our general and administrative expenses were $543,124. $102,169 was related to the Renewable Systems Integration segment: $12,000 of legal fees, $8,852 of consulting/dues and subscription fees, which pertained to EDGAR fees and OTC Market annual listing fees, $13,457 of stock-based compensation, $2,786 of travel, $60,119 of accounting fees related to audit, consulting and Pride acquisition costs, directors and officers insurance liability of $2,601 and $2,355 of miscellaneous expenses.

 

The non-renewable Systems Integration segment incurred general and administrative expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2017 of $438,658, including management and administrative salaries of $147,735 along with $114,654 of other various employee expenses, such as vacation and sick time, and management fees of $45,089. In addition, automobile expenses totaled $49,130, which included repairs, fuel and auto allowance. Facilities lease for the Pride offices totaled $21,830. Professional fees of $2,776 consisted of legal and accounting fees incurred for tax and human resources advice. Consulting/dues and subscription fees were $1,329, which pertained to miscellaneous business subscriptions and renewals. Insurances of $11,250, computer expenses of $7,048, a safety audit of $5,166, telecommunications of $7,305, and utilities of $2,496 were also expensed. We incurred $1,461 of travel and entertainment. In addition, we incurred interest expense of $4,814, other miscellaneous fees of $11,596 and depreciation of $7,275.

 

As a result of the foregoing, we had net income of $13,955 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to net income of $207,482 for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

 

Revenue and Cost of Revenue

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we had $3,736,149 of revenue and $2,494,073 of cost of revenue, of which $31,789 and $31,617, respectively, was related party. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we had $3,797,503 of revenue and $2,612,074 of cost of revenue, of which $40,253 and $50,345, respectively, was related party. The six months ended 2017 had more revenue and costs due to Pride having two significant jobs over $1,000,000 that were substantially billed and completed during that time. It is atypical for Pride to have two significant jobs ongoing at the same time; Pride did not have during the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

   For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30, 2018   June 30, 2017 
Revenue by segment          
Renewable Systems integration  $31,789   $40,253 
Non-renewable system Integration   3,704,360    3,757,250 
   $3,736,149   $3,797,503 

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2018, our general and administrative expenses were $1,282,015. $301,181 was related to the Renewable Systems Integration segment, consisting of: $80,738 of gross payroll and payroll tax, $57,960 of accounting fees related to audit, consulting and acquisition costs, $39,050 of legal fees, $39,000 of management disbursements, $34,297 of stock-based compensation, $14,872 of consulting/dues and subscription fees, which pertained to EDGAR fees, OTC Market annual listing fees, and transfer agent fees, directors and officers insurance liability of $9,460, $8,835 of amortization of intangible assets, $5,526 of travel and $8,961 of miscellaneous expenses.

 

The non-renewable Systems Integration segment incurred general and administrative expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2018 of $983,316, including management and administrative salaries of $388,544 along with $200,093 of other various employee expenses, such as vacation and sick time and workcover. In addition, automobile expenses totaled $153,702, which included repairs, fuel and auto allowance. Facilities lease totaled $57,612. In addition various business and health insurances totaled $74,282, $25,029 of depreciation, $34,325 of computer and telecommunications, $13,464 of professional fees for legal and accounting services, $10,585 of 401K contributions, $10,256 of travel and meals and $15,424 of miscellaneous costs.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2017, our general and administrative expenses were $1,036,369. $148,604 was related to the Renewable Systems Integration segment: $31,500 of legal fees, $16,526 of consulting/dues and subscription fees, which pertained to EDGAR fees and OTC Market annual listing fees, $18,457 of stock-based compensation, $6,583 of travel, $68,006 of accounting fees related to audit, consulting and Pride acquisition costs, directors and officers insurance liability of $2,601 and $4,932 of miscellaneous expenses.

 

The non-renewable Systems Integration segment incurred general and administrative expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2017 of $885,467, including management and administrative salaries of $314,306 along with $214,435 of other various employee expenses, such as vacation and sick time, and management fees of $90,899. In addition, automobile expenses totaled $90,565, which included repairs, fuel and auto allowance. Facilities lease for the Pride offices totaled $44,724. Professional fees of $5,860 consisted of legal and accounting fees incurred for tax and human resources advice. Consulting/dues and subscription fees were $2,726, which pertained to miscellaneous business subscriptions and renewals. Insurances of $15,086, computer expenses of $12,938, safety expenses including an audit of $6,230, telecommunications of $14,520, and utilities of $6,342 were also expensed. We incurred $1,948 of travel and entertainment. In addition, we incurred interest expense of $6,391 bad debt expense of $24,019, other miscellaneous fees of $22,216, and depreciation of $14,559.

 

As a result of the foregoing, we had a net loss of $97,014 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to net income of $151,358 for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2018, we had working capital of $427,535, comprised of $460,538 of cash and cash equivalents, $1,321,820 of accounts receivables, $58,970 of costs in excess of billings and $14,467 of prepaid expenses, offset by $951,769 of accounts payables and accrued expenses, $93,099 of billings in excess of cost, $67,289 of capital leases payable, $59,894 of sales and withholding tax payable, $33,407 of notes payable, $25,746 of income tax payable, $182,056 of earn out payable and $15,000 of management fees-related party, which made up current liabilities at June 30, 2018. We also had $166,965 of long term capital leases and $128,919 of long term notes payable along with $8,891 of convertible notes payable – related party.

 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we used $115,167 of cash in operating activities, which represented our net loss of $97,014 and $412,271 of changes in accounts payable and accrued expenses offset by $85,130 of depreciation and amortization, $3,354 of loss on sale of assets, $6,738 in change in fair value contingent consideration, $202 of prepaid expenses, $10,559 of costs in excess of billings, $5,893 of billings in excess of cost and $34,297 of stock-based compensation, $14,144 of security deposits offset by $541,335 of changes in accounts receivables.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we used $239,492 of cash in operating activities, which represented our net income of $151,358 $339,043 of changes in accounts payable, $14,559 of depreciation and amortization, $8,099 of prepaid expenses, $69,843 of costs in excess of billings, $88,802 of billings in excess of cost and $18,456 of stock-based compensation, offset by $929,652 of changes in accounts receivables,

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we used $26,131 in investing activities relating to the purchase of fixed assets of $4,663, offset by $386 of proceeds from the disposition of property and equipment and $30,408 of cash acquired in business acquisition. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we used $17,591 in investing activities relating to the purchase of fixed assets of $19,889, offset by $2,298 of proceeds from the disposition of property and equipment.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we received $120,558 in financing activities relating to $395,000 for the issuance of convertible debt and $1,000 of proceeds from the exercise of stock options, offset by $197,801 in repayments on long-term debt, $31,368 in repayments of capital leases, $22,273 in repayments of notes payable and $24,000 to payments of related party interest. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we received $1,000 from financing activities, which represented proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

 

In the future we expect to incur expenses related to compliance for being a public company and travel related to visiting potential customer sites. We expect that our general and administrative expenses will increase as we expand our business development, add infrastructure and incur additional costs related to being a public company, including incremental audit fees, investor relations programs and increased professional services.

 

Our future capital requirements will depend on a number of factors, including the progress of our sales and marketing of our services, the timing and outcome of potential acquisitions, the costs involved in operating as a public reporting company, the status of competitive services, the availability of financing and our success in developing markets for our services. When we enter into contacts with customers, they will be required to make payments in tranches, including a payment after a contract is executed but prior to commencement of the project. We believe our existing cash, together with revenue generated by future projects under tranche payment plans, will be sufficient to fund our operating expenses and capital equipment requirements for at least the next 12 months.

 

We presently do not have any available credit, bank financing or other external sources of liquidity. While we have achieved net income from operations as of June 30, 2018, our operations historically have not been a source of liquidity and we cannot be assured they will be in the near future. We may need to obtain additional capital in order to expand operations and fund our activities. Future financing may include the issuance of equity or debt securities, obtaining credit facilities, or other financing mechanisms. Even if we are able to raise the funds if required, it is possible that we could incur unexpected costs and expenses, fail to collect significant amounts owed to us, or experience unexpected cash requirements that would force us to seek alternative financing. Furthermore, if we issue additional equity or debt securities, stockholders may experience additional dilution or the new equity securities may have rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of existing holders of our common stock. If additional financing is not available or is not available on acceptable terms, we may be required to delay, reduce the scope of or eliminate our marketing and business development services.

 

2018 Convertible Debenture Financing

 

On January 2, 2018, we entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with two of our directors, pursuant to which we sold an aggregate principal amount of $400,000 in 12% Convertible Debentures (“Debentures”), convertible into shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $0.75 per share.

 

The Debentures, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, become due and payable on January 2, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). Interest on the Debentures accrues at the rate of 12% per annum, payable monthly in cash, beginning on February 1, 2018 and on the Maturity Date. The Debentures are convertible into common stock at a conversion price of $0.75 per share at the discretion of the holder, with special provisions applying to any holder whose conversion would result in the holder beneficially owning more than 4.99% of our common stock.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

Please refer to Note 2 in the accompanying financial statements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Please refer to Note 17 in the accompanying financial statements

 

ITEM 3 - QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

 

ITEM 4 - CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures.

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In designing and evaluating the 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. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.

 

Based on management’s evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of June 30, 2018, as a result of the material weaknesses described below, our disclosure controls and procedures are not designed at a reasonable assurance level and are ineffective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC 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 timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The material weaknesses, which relate to internal control over financial reporting, that were identified are:

 

a)Due to our small size, we did not have sufficient personnel in our accounting and financial reporting functions. As a result, we were not able to achieve adequate segregation of duties and were not able to provide for adequate review of the financial statements. This control deficiency, which is pervasive in nature, results in a reasonable possibility that material misstatements of the consolidated financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis; and
b)We lacked sufficient written policies and procedures for accounting and financial reporting with respect to the requirements and application of U.S. GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.

 

We intend to create written policies and procedures for accounting and financial reporting with respect to the requirements and application of U.S. GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements in the future.

 

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal controls over financial reporting on an ongoing basis and are committed to taking further action and implementing additional enhancements or improvements, as necessary and as funds allow.

 

Changes in internal control over financial reporting.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2018 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 a party to any material legal proceedings or claims.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

 

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

 

None,

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

31.01 Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
31.02 Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
32.01 Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
101 The following materials from H/Cell Energy Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (vi) Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION
     
Date: August 10, 2018 By:  /s/ ANDREW HIDALGO
    Andrew Hidalgo
   

Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive

Officer)

     
Date: August 10, 2018 By:  /s/ MATTHEW HIDALGO
    Matthew Hidalgo
   

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer

and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

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