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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended: May 31, 2020

 

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

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File No. 001-38402

 

MONAKER GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 26-3509845
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or formation) Identification Number)

 

2893 Executive Park Drive

Suite 201

Weston, FL 33331

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(954) 888-9779

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock,

$0.00001 Par Value Per Share

MKGI

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Capital Market)

 

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 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 ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). 

☒ Yes ☐ No

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filer ☒ Smaller reporting company ☒
Emerging growth ☐  

 

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

 

As of July 10, 2020, the registrant had 13,371,839 shares of its common stock, par value $0.00001 per share, outstanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION 1
   
Item 1. Financial Statements. 1
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 18
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 24
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 24
   
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION 25
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 25
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 25
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 26
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 27
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 27
Item 5. Other Information. 27
Item 6. Exhibits. 27

 

 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

Monaker Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 

   May 31,   February 29, 
  

2020

(Unaudited)

  

2020

(Audited)

 
Assets          
Current Assets          
Cash  $73,814   $162,506 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   160,352    334,995 
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate - Short-term   329,325    979,954 
Note receivables, net   37,500    37,500 
Security deposits   54,536    53,279 
Total current assets   655,527    1,568,234 
           
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate   1,507,144    1,849,077 
Website Development costs and intangible assets, net   6,894,795    6,712,547 
Fixed Assets, net   19,926    19,664 
Operating lease right-to-use asset   56,527    76,762 
Total assets  $9,133,919   $10,226,284 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current Liabilities          
Line of credit and notes payable  $2,087,716   $1,192,716 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   704,284    833,679 
Other current liabilities   288,380    400,692 
Operating lease liability   59,688    76,762 
Revolving promissory notes - related party   1,575,000    1,575,000 
Total current liabilities   4,715,068    4,078,849 
           
Paycheck Protection Program loan – long term   176,534     
Total liabilities   4,891,602    4,078,849 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ equity          
Series A Preferred Stock, $.01 par value; 3,000,000 authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020        
Common stock, $.00001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 13,270,589 and 13,064,339 shares issued and outstanding at May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020, respectively   133    131 
Additional paid-in-capital   122,144,027    122,000,201 
Accumulated deficit   (117,901,844)   (115,852,897)
Total stockholders’ equity   4,242,317    6,147,435 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $9,133,919   $10,226,284 

 

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

 

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Monaker Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended 
   May 31   May 31 
   2020   2019 
Revenues          
Travel and commission revenues  $7,874   $21,817 
Gross revenues   7,874    21,817 
           
Cost of revenues   (5,527)   (12,382)
Gross profit   2,347    9,435 
           
Operating expenses          
General and administrative   312,117    200,420 
Salaries and benefits   492,076    347,143 
Technology and development   159,814    498,075 
Stock-based compensation   62,583    425,232 
Selling and promotions expense   73,205    10,353 
Depreciation and amortization   105,316    73,451 
Total operating expenses   1,205,111    1,554,674 
           
Operating loss   (1,202,764)   (1,545,239)
           
Other income (expense)          
           
Valuation (loss) gain, net   (341,933)   148,035 
Interest expense   (79,063)   (38,413)
Realized gain/(loss) on sale of marketable securities   (513,312)    
Other income (loss)   88,125    (719)
Total other income (expense)   (846,183)   108,903
           
Net loss  $(2,048,947)  $(1,436,336)
           
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding          
Basic   13,246,446    9,997,090 
Diluted   13,246,446    9,997,090 
           
Basic net loss per share  $(0.15)  $(0.14)
           
Diluted net loss per share  $(0.15)  $(0.14)

 

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

 

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Monaker Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity 

For the three months ended May 31, 2020 and 2019

 

   Preferred           Additional         
   Stock A   Common Stock   Paid-in   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
Balances, February 29, 2020      $    13,069,339   $131   $122,000,201   $(115,852,897)  $6,147,435 
                                    
Shares issued for stock compensation           42,250    0.41    68,882        68,882 
Shares issued for investor relations           125,000    1.25    31,245        31,247 
Shares issued for marketing services           35,000    0.35    43,700        43,700 
Net loss                       (2,048,947)   (2,048,947)
Balances, May 31, 2020      $    13,270,589   $133   $122,144,027   $(117,901,844)  $4,242,317 
                                    
Balances, February 28, 2019      $    9,590,956   $96   $114,265,762   $(106,398,211)  $7,867,647 
                                    
Common stock issued for cash           1,000,500    10    1,785,920        1,785,930 
Warrants Exercised           122,350    1    275,086        275,087 
Net loss                       (1,436,336)   (1,436,336)
Balances, May 31, 2019      $    10,713,806   $107   $116,326,768   $(107,834,547)  $8,492,328 

 

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

 

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Monaker Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   May 31   May 31 
   2020   2019 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(2,048,947)  $(1,436,336)
           
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from (used in) operating activities:          
Amortization and depreciation   105,316    73,451 
Stock based compensation and consulting fees   116,528    425,232 
Unrealized (gain) loss on marketable securities   341,933    (148,035)
Realized (gain) loss on marketable securities   513,312     
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Increase/(decrease) in prepaid expenses and other current assets   200,686    (120,755)
(Decrease)/increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses   (129,395)   (477,871)
(Decrease)/increase in other current liabilities   (112,108)   205,464 
           
           
Net cash (used in) operating activities  $(1,012,674)  $(1,478,850)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Payment related to Intangible assets   (151,000)    
Purchase of furniture, fixture, and equipment   (1,352)    
Payment related to website development costs   (82,516)   (183)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities   87,316     
           
Net cash (used in) investing activities  $(147,552)  $(183)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of common stock       1,785,930 
Proceeds from exercise of warrants       275,087 
Proceeds from Paycheck Protection Program loan   176,534     
Proceeds from promissory notes   895,000     
Payment on promissory notes - related party   (175,000)   (350,000)
Proceeds from promissory notes - related party   175,000     
           
Net cash provided by financing activities  $1,071,534   $1,711,017 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash  $(88,692)  $231,984 
           
Cash at beginning of period  $162,506   $32,979 
           
Cash at end of period  $73,814   $264,963 
           
Supplemental disclosure:          
Cash paid for interest  $79,063   $38,413 

 

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

 

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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements 

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 – Summary of Business Operations and Significant Accounting Policies

 

Nature of Operations and Business Organization

 

Monaker Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Monaker”, “we”, “our”, “us”, or “Company”) operate online marketplaces. We believe the most promising part of our business plan is the incorporation of Monaker’s proprietary Booking Engine and sizeable alternative lodging rental (ALR) properties into well-established marketplaces (i.e. a business-to-business (B2B) model) thereby facilitating easy access of alternative lodging rentals inventory to contracted global distributor partners.

 

The Company serves three major constituents: (1) property managers, (2) travelers, and (3) other travel/lodging distributors. Property managers integrate their detailed property listings into the Monaker Booking Engine with the goal of reaching a broad audience of travelers seeking ALRs, through distribution channels they could not access otherwise.

 

Interim Financial Statements

 

These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“US GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included and such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2020 and notes thereto and other pertinent information contained in the Form 10-K the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 29, 2020.

 

The results of operations for the three months ended May 31, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year ending February 28, 2021.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All material inter-company transactions and accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. These differences could have a material effect on the Company’s future results of operations and financial position. Significant items subject to estimates and assumptions include the fair value of investments, the carrying amounts of intangible assets, depreciation and amortization, the valuation of stock options, and deferred income taxes.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of balance sheet presentation and reporting of cash flows, the Company considers all unrestricted demand deposits, money market funds and highly liquid debt instruments with an original maturity of less than 90 days to be cash and cash equivalents. The Company had no cash equivalents at May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020.

 

Website Development Costs

 

The Company accounts for website development costs in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350-50 “Website Development Costs”. Accordingly, all costs incurred in the planning stage are expensed as incurred, costs incurred in the website application and infrastructure development stage that meet specific criteria are capitalized and costs incurred in the day to day operation of the website are expensed as incurred. All costs associated with the websites are subject to straight-line amortization over a three-year period.

 

Software Development Costs

 

The Company capitalizes internal software development costs subsequent to establishing technological feasibility of a software application in accordance with guidelines established by “ASC 985-20-25” Accounting for the Costs of Software to Be Sold, Leased, or Otherwise Marketed, requiring certain software development costs to be capitalized upon the establishment of technological feasibility. The establishment of technological feasibility and the ongoing assessment of the recoverability of these costs require considerable judgment by management with respect to certain external factors such as anticipated future revenue, estimated economic life, and changes in software and hardware technologies. Amortization of the capitalized software development costs begins when the product is available for general release to customers. Capitalized costs are amortized based on the straight-line method over the remaining estimated economic life of the product.

 

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Impairment of Intangible Assets

 

In accordance with ASC 350-30-65 “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets”, the Company assesses the impairment of identifiable intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. Factors the Company considers important, which could trigger an impairment review include the following:

 

1. Significant underperformance compared to historical or projected future operating results; 

2. Significant changes in the manner or use of the acquired assets or the strategy for the overall business; and 

3. Significant negative industry or economic trends.

 

When the Company determines that the carrying value of an intangible asset may not be recoverable based upon the existence of one or more of the above indicators of impairment and the carrying value of the asset cannot be recovered from projected undiscounted cash flows, the Company records an impairment charge. The Company measures any impairment based on a projected discounted cash flow method using a discount rate determined by management to be commensurate with the risk inherent to the current business model. Significant management judgment is required in determining whether an indicator of impairment exists and in projecting cash flows. Intangible assets that have finite useful lives are amortized over their useful lives. The Company incurred amortization expense of $104,226 and $73,451 during the three months ended May 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Convertible Debt Instruments

 

The Company records debt net of debt discount for beneficial conversion features and warrants, on a relative fair value basis. Beneficial conversion features are recorded pursuant to the Beneficial Conversion and Debt Topics of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification. The amounts allocated to warrants and beneficial conversion rights are recorded as debt discount and as additional paid-in-capital. Debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. The reclassification has no impact on the total assets, total liabilities, stockholders’ equity and net loss for the period.

 

Earnings per Share

 

Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing net income or loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock, common stock equivalents and potentially dilutive securities outstanding during each period.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

We recognize revenue when the customer has purchased the product, the occurrence of the earlier of date of travel or the date of cancellation has expired, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collectability is reasonably assured.

 

Revenue for customer travel packages purchased directly from the Company are recorded gross (the amount paid to the Company by the customer is shown as revenue and the cost of providing the respective travel package is recorded to cost of revenues).

 

We generate our revenues from sales directly to customers as well as through other distribution channels of tours and activities at destinations throughout the world. We also generate revenue from commissions on bookings and sales of ancillary products and services.

 

Payments for tours or activities received in advance of services being rendered are recorded as deferred revenue and recognized as revenue at the earlier of the date of travel or the last date of cancellation (i.e., the customer’s refund privileges lapse).

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue consists of cost of the tours and activities, commissions and merchant fees charged by credit card processors.

 

Selling and Promotions Expense

 

Selling and promotion expenses consist primarily of advertising and promotional expenses, expenses related to our participation in industry conferences, and public relations expenses.

 

Warrant Modifications

 

The Company treats a modification of the terms or conditions of an equity award in accordance with ASC Topic 718-20-35-3 by treating the modification as an exchange of the original award for a new award. In substance, the entity repurchases the original instrument by issuing a new instrument of equal or greater value, incurring additional compensation cost for any incremental value. Incremental compensation cost shall be measured as the excess, if any, of the fair value of the modified award determined in accordance with the provisions of this Topic over the fair value of the original award immediately before its terms are modified, measured based on the share price and other pertinent factors at that date.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company has adopted the provisions of ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in GAAP, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. ASC 820 does not require any new fair value measurements, but it does provide guidance on how to measure fair value by providing a fair value hierarchy used to classify the source of the information. The fair value hierarchy distinguishes between assumptions based on market data (observable inputs) and an entity’s own assumptions (unobservable inputs).

 

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The hierarchy consists of three levels:

 

Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2 - Inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices for similar assets of liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company uses Level 3 inputs for its valuation methodology for the warrant derivative liabilities and embedded conversion option liabilities.

 

Financial instruments consist principally of cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, notes receivable, net, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, notes payable, related parties, line of credit and certain other current liabilities. The carrying amounts of such financial instruments in the accompanying balance sheets approximate their fair values due to their relatively short-term nature. It is management’s opinion that the Company is not exposed to any significant currency or credit risks arising from these financial instruments.

 

Going Concern

 

As of May 31, 2020, and February 29, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $117,901,844 and $115,852,897, respectively. The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern.

 

We have very limited financial resources. We currently have a monthly cash requirement of approximately $385,000. We will need to raise substantial additional capital to support the on-going operation and increased market penetration of our products including the development of national advertising relationships, and increases in operating costs resulting from additional staff and office space until such time as we generate revenues sufficient to support current operations. We believe that in the aggregate, we could require several millions of dollars to support and expand the marketing and development of our travel products, repay debt obligations, provide capital expenditures for additional equipment and development costs, payment obligations, office space and systems for managing the business, and cover other operating costs until our planned revenue streams from travel products are fully-implemented and begin to offset our operating costs. Our failure to obtain additional capital to finance our working capital needs on acceptable terms, or at all, will negatively impact our business, financial condition and liquidity. As of May 31, 2020, we had approximately $4,715,068 of current liabilities. We currently do not have the resources to satisfy these obligations, and our inability to do so could have a material adverse effect on our business and ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Management’s plans with regard to this going concern are as follows: the Company will continue to raise funds with third parties by way of public or private offerings, and management and members of the Board are working aggressively to increase the viewership of our products by promoting it across other mediums which we anticipate will result in higher revenues. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company’s ability to further implement its business plan and generate greater revenues. Management believes that the actions presently being taken to further implement its business plan and generate additional revenues provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern.

 

Although we currently cannot predict the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our second fiscal 2021 financial results or for the year ended February 28, 2021, we currently anticipate a significant decrease in year-over-year revenue (similar to the decrease in quarter-over-quarter revenue we experienced during the quarter ended May 31, 2020), which decreases we currently expect to continue throughout the remainder of fiscal 2021 and possibly beyond. However, the ultimate extent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global travel and overall economic activity is unknown and impossible to predict at this time.

 

Separately, our capital requirements may increase in the near term and long-term due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting reduced demand for travel services, the increases in cancellations and re-bookings, and the extent to which such pandemic may further impact the ability of our customers to fulfill their payment obligations.

 

Practical Expedients and Exemptions

 

The Company does not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations since its contracts generally have an original expected term of one year or less and the Company recognizes revenues at the amount to which it has the right to invoice for services performed.

 

The Company applies a practical expedient, as permitted within ASC 340, to expense as incurred the incremental costs to obtain a contract when the amortization period of the asset that would have otherwise been recognized is one year or less.

 

Leases

 

The Company utilizes operating leases for its offices. The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Right-of-use assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company’s contractual obligation to make lease payments under the lease. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-to-use assets, non-current, and operating lease liabilities current and non-current captions in the consolidated balance sheets.

 

Operating lease right-to-use assets and liabilities are recognized on the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Lease agreements may contain periods of free rent or reduced rent, predetermined fixed increases in the minimum rent and renewal or termination options, all impacting the determination of the lease term and lease payments to be used in calculating the lease liability. Lease cost is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The Company uses the implicit rate in the lease when determinable. As most of the Company’s leases do not have a determinable implicit rate, the Company uses a derived incremental borrowing rate based on borrowing options under its credit agreement. The Company applies a spread over treasury rates for the indicated term of the lease based on the information available on the commencement date of the lease.  

 

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Recent Accounting Policies Adopted

 

Leases. In February 2016, the FASB issued new guidance related to accounting and reporting guidelines for leasing arrangements [Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) (the Update)]. The new guidance requires entities that lease assets to recognize assets and liabilities on the balance sheet related to the rights and obligations created by those leases regardless of whether they are classified as finance or operating leases. Consistent with current guidance, the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease primarily will depend on its classification as a finance or operating lease. The guidance also requires new disclosures to help financial statement users better understand the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. This guidance is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted and should be applied using a modified retrospective approach. We adopted this new guidance as of March 1, 2019.

 

The key difference between the previous guidance and the Update is the recognition of a right-to-use asset and lease liability on the statement of financial position for those leases previously classified as operating leases under the old guidance. Implementation of the Update will primarily impact the statement of financial position. It does not include provisions that would significantly impact the statements of operations or cash flows.

 

The Company’s leases are classified as operating leases. Therefore, the operating right-to-use asset and operating lease liability were recorded on the balance sheet. There is no impact to retained earnings upon adoption. Our monthly rent payment is recorded as an expense on the straight-line basis on the statement of operations.

 

Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. In June 2016, the FASB issued new guidance on the measurement of credit losses for financial assets measured at amortized cost, which includes accounts receivable, and available-for-sale debt securities. The new guidance replaces the existing incurred loss impairment model with an expected loss methodology, which will result in more timely recognition of credit losses. This update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standard Update No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (ASU 2019-12), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes. This guidance will be effective for entities for the fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020 on a prospective basis, with early adoption permitted. We will adopt the new standard effective March 1, 2021 and do not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In January 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2020-01, Investments—Equity Securities (Topic 321), Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815) (ASU 2020-01), which clarifies the interaction of the accounting for equity securities under Topic 321, the accounting for equity method investments in Topic 323, and the accounting for certain forward contracts and purchased options in Topic 815. This guidance will be effective for entities for the fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020 on a prospective basis, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance.

 

Note 2 – Notes Receivable, net

 

Current

 

$230,000 Promissory Note from Bettwork Industries Inc. 

 

On October 10, 2018, we entered into a Promissory Note with Bettwork Industries Inc. (“Bettwork”), a related party, in the amount of $200,000 which was amended and superseded by an Amended Promissory Note dated October 19, 2018, in the amount of $230,000 (the “Bettwork Note”). The Bettwork Note bears interest at 12% per year and matured on February 28, 2019. All interest and the principal balance are due and payable on the maturity date. The Bettwork Note includes a “Default Rate” of eighteen percent (18.0%) per annum and is secured by all of the outstanding preferred stock shares held by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bettwork (which provide for super-majority voting rights) and Bettwork is precluded from issuing additional shares of common stock or preferred stock without consent from Monaker. In November 2018, a payment of $40,000 was received and the outstanding principal balance of the Bettwork Note as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020 is $190,000 and $190,000, respectively. An allowance for bad debt of $190,000 (i.e., 100%) was reserved against the Bettwork Note as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020; this amount was recognized as a bad debt expense and is included in general and administrative expenses.

 

On March 12, 2019, and effective on February 28, 2019, we and Bettwork entered into a First Amendment to Amended Promissory Note (the “Note Amendment”), which amended the Bettwork Note to: (a) extend the maturity date thereof from February 28, 2019 to August 31, 2019; (b) provide Monaker the right to convert the principal and accrued interest owed under the Bettwork Note into common stock of Bettwork at a conversion price of $0.75 per share (as equitably adjusted for stock splits and recapitalizations); and (c) provide that Bettwork is required to provide Monaker at least 10 days written notice before any prepayment of the Bettwork Note. The Note Amendment also included a beneficial ownership limit, prohibiting Monaker from converting the Bettwork Note, if doing so would result in Monaker (together with its affiliates and/or any persons acting as a group together with Monaker) beneficially owning more than 19.99% of Bettwork’s outstanding common stock after giving effect to such conversion, provided that, at the election of Monaker and with at least 61 days’ written notice to Bettwork, such beneficial ownership limitation may be decreased (but not increased) to whatever percentage Monaker may determine. The Bettwork Note had a balance of $190,000 at the time of the parties’ entry into the Note Amendment. Interest and principal had been paid through the date of the original maturity (in the amount of $40,000 of principal and $9,255 of interest as of February 28, 2019) and this Note Amendment is an extension to pay the principal, under the same terms and conditions as the Bettwork Note.

 

The Bettwork Note bears interest at the rate of 12% per year, payable on maturity. The Bettwork Note includes a “Default Rate” of eighteen percent (18.0%) per annum, is secured by all of the outstanding preferred stock shares held by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bettwork (which provides for super-majority voting rights) and Bettwork is precluded from issuing additional shares of common stock or preferred stock without consent from Monaker.

 

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On October 10, 2019, and effective on August 31, 2019, we and Bettwork entered into the Second Amendment to Amended Promissory Note to extend the maturity date thereof from August 31, 2019 to February 29, 2020. All terms of the Bettwork Note remained unchanged. The Bettwork Note is currently in default.

 

$37,500 Promissory Note from Crystal Falls Investments LLC.

On January 13, 2020, we entered into a Promissory Note with Crystal Falls Investments LLC. (“Crystal” and the “Crystal Note”), a related party, in the amount of $37,500. The Crystal Note bears interest at 12% per year and matured on April 14, 2020. On April 16, 2020 and effective April 14, 2020, a first amendment to the Crystal Note was entered to extend the maturity date to August 14, 2020. All interest and the principal under the Crystal Note are due and payable on the maturity date. The Crystal Note includes a “Default Rate” of eighteen percent (18.0%) per annum and is secured by 2,000,000 shares of Bettwork’s common stock currently held in escrow. The Company has the right to elect at maturity of the Crystal Note to either take payment of the amount due (i) in cash, or (ii) pledged shares, or any combination of cash and shares. The outstanding principal balance of the Crystal Note as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020 is $37,500 and $37,500, respectively.

 

Non-current

Conversion of $1,600,000 Promissory Note Into 2,133,333 Common Stock Shares of Bettwork Industries Inc. 

 

On November 21, 2017, we entered into a Purchase Agreement and an addendum thereto (the “Purchase Addendum”) with A-Tech LLC (“A-Tech”) on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Parula Village Ltd. (“Parula”) whereby we purchased from A-Tech, through Parula, ownership of 12 parcels of land on Long Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Belize (the “Property”) for 240,000 shares of restricted common stock valued at a total of $1,500,000. As part of the same consideration, A-Tech agreed to construct 12 vacation rental residences on the Property within 270 days of closing of the transaction (the “Construction Obligation”); and the agreement provided that if the vacation rental residences were not completed within the 270 days, Monaker would cancel 12,000 shares, valued at $75,000 (of the previously issued 240,000 shares of restricted common stock) for each residence not completed. Additionally, in the event the average closing price of Monaker’s common stock for the 10 trading days prior to the 90th day after the closing of the transaction was less than $6.25 per share, Monaker was required to issue additional shares of restricted common stock such that the value of the shares issued to A-Tech totaled $1.5 million. On February 20, 2018 (the first business day following the 90th day after the closing), Monaker issued an additional 66,632 shares of common stock valued at $4.80 per share, for a total of $319,834, to meet the 90-day look-back provision for a guaranteed purchase price of $1.5 million. Bettwork and A-Tech share a common principal.

 

On May 31, 2018, Monaker and Bettwork entered into an agreement whereby Bettwork acquired the ‘right to own’ the Property from the Company in consideration for a Secured Convertible Promissory Note in the amount of $1.6 million (the “Secured Note”). The amount owed under the Secured Note accrues interest at a fluctuating interest rate, based on the prime rate, and is due and payable on May 31, 2020. The repayment of the Secured Note is secured by a first priority security interest in the ‘right to own’ and subsequent to the exercise thereof, the Property. Bettwork may prepay the Secured Note at any time, subject to its obligation to provide the Company 15 days prior written notice prior to any prepayment. The Secured Note was convertible into shares of Bettwork’s common stock, at our option, subject to a 9.99% beneficial ownership limitation. The conversion price of the Secured Note was $1.00 per share, unless, prior to the Secured Note being paid in full, Bettwork completed a capital raise or acquisition and issued common stock or common stock equivalents (including, but not limited to convertible securities) with a price per share (as determined in our reasonable discretion) less than the Conversion Price then in effect (each a “Transaction”), at which time the Conversion Price was to be adjusted to match such lower pricing structure associated with the Transaction (provided such repricing shall continue to apply to subsequent Transactions which occur prior to the Secured Note being paid in full as well). On July 2, 2018, this promissory note was exchanged for 2,133,333 shares of Bettwork’s common stock at $0.75 per share. The outstanding principal balance of the Secured Note as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020 is $0. A deferred gain liability of $1.6 million had been reserved against the Secured Note on May 31, 2018. Upon the exchange of the note for common stock shares of Bettwork, on July 2, 2018, the deferred gain liability reserve of $1.6 million was reversed and recognized in net income as other income, gain on sales of assets for the quarter ended August 31, 2018. Bettwork’s common stock was quoted on the OTC Pink market under the symbol “BETW”.

 

Conversion of $2,900,000 Promissory Note Into 3,866,667 Common Stock Shares of Bettwork Industries Inc. 

 

Effective on August 31, 2017, we entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Bettwork. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we sold Bettwork:

 

  (a) Our 71.5% membership interest in Voyages North America, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Voyages”), including the voyage.tv website and 16,000 hours of destination and promotional videos;
  (b) Our 10% ownership in Launch360 Media, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Launch360”);
  (c) Rights to broadcast television commercials for 60 minutes every day on R&R TV network stations which rights remain in place until the earlier of (i) the date the shares of Launch360 are no longer held by Bettwork; and (ii) the date that Launch360 no longer has rights to broadcast television commercials on R&R TV network stations, for whatever reason; and
  (d) Our Technology Platform for Home & Away Club and supporting I.C.E. partnership (collectively (a) through (d), the “Assets”).

 

Bettwork agreed to pay $2.9 million for the assets, payable in the form of a Secured Convertible Promissory Note (the “$2.9 Million Secured Note”). The amount owed under the $2.9 Million Secured Note accrues interest at the rate of (a) six percent per annum until the end of the last day of the month in which the sale occurred; and (b) the greater of (i) six percent per annum and (ii) the prime rate plus 3 3/4% per annum, thereafter through maturity, which maturity date is August 31, 2020, provided that the interest rate increases to twelve percent upon the occurrence of an event of default. As of May 31, 2020, and February 29, 2020, no interest income has been accrued.

 

Bettwork may prepay the $2.9 Million Secured Note at any time, subject to its obligation to provide us 15 days prior written notice prior to any prepayment. The $2.9 Million Secured Note is convertible into shares of Bettwork’s common stock, at our option, subject to a 4.99% beneficial ownership limitation (which may be waived by us with at least 61 days prior written notice). The conversion price of the $2.9 Million Secured Note is $1.00 per share (the “Conversion Price”), unless, prior to the $2.9 Million Secured Note being paid in full, Bettwork completes a capital raise or acquisition and issues common stock or common stock equivalents (including, but not limited to convertible securities) with a price per share (as determined in our reasonable discretion) less than the Conversion Price then in effect (each a “Transaction”), at which time the Conversion Price will be adjusted to match such lower pricing structure associated with the Transaction (provided such repricing shall continue to apply to subsequent Transactions which occur prior to the Secured Note being paid in full as well). On July 2, 2018, this promissory note was exchanged for 3,866,667 shares of Bettwork’s common stock at $0.75 per share. The outstanding principal balance of the $2.9 Million Secured Note as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020 is $0, and, an allowance of $2,900,000 (i.e., 100%) had been reserved against the $2.9 Million Secured Note since its inception on August 31, 2017, through the date of exchange. Upon the exchange of the note into common stock shares of Bettwork on July 2, 2018, the deferred gain liability reserve of $2.9 million was reversed and recognized in net income as other income, gain on sales of assets for the quarter ended August 31, 2018. Bettwork’s common stock was quoted on the OTC Pink market under the symbol “BETW”.

 

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Note 3 – Investment in Unconsolidated Affiliates

 

We assess the potential impairment of our equity method investments when indicators such as a history of operating losses, negative earnings and cash flow outlook, and the financial condition and prospects for the investee’s business segment might indicate a loss in value.

 

Verus International, Inc and NestBuilder.com Corp (OTCMKTS: VRUS)

 

We have recognized an impairment loss on investment in unconsolidated affiliate. As of May 31, 2020, and February 29, 2020, Monaker owned 16,345,101 shares of Verus International, Inc. (formerly known as RealBiz Media Group, Inc. (“Verus”)) Series A Preferred Stock. This interest was written down to zero ($0) as of February 28, 2015.

 

On December 22, 2017, we entered into a Settlement Agreement with Verus, NestBuilder.com Corp. (“Nestbuilder”) and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (“AST”) relating to the dismissal with prejudice of certain pending lawsuits with Verus, including Case No.: 1:16-cv-24978- DLG in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As part of the Settlement Agreement, Monaker agreed to pay Nestbuilder $100,000 and to issue 20,000 shares of Monaker’s restricted common stock to person(s) to be designated by Nestbuilder; Verus reinstated to Monaker 44,470,101 shares of Verus Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and ratified all rights under the Certificate of Designation as reformed and amended (to provide for a conversion ratio of 1 share of Verus common stock for each 1 share of Verus Series A preferred stock converted) and remove any dividend obligations. The Verus designation was also amended to provide us with anti-dilution protection below $0.05 per share. Also, as part of the Settlement Agreement, Monaker received 49,411 shares of common stock of Nestbuilder. The agreement further provided for each party to dismiss the above referenced lawsuits with prejudice and for general releases from each party.

 

On April 10, 2019 and effective on February 8, 2019, we entered into an Inducement Agreement with Verus. Pursuant to the Inducement Agreement, we agreed to amend the designation of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Verus (the “Series A Preferred Stock”)(of which we held 44,470,101 shares of Series A Preferred Stock as of the date of our entry into the Inducement Agreement, which converts into common stock of Verus, and votes on all stockholder matters, on a one-for-one basis, subject to the Ownership Blocker (discussed below)), to remove certain anti-dilution rights described therein; and Verus agreed to issue us 152,029,899 shares of its common stock (valued at approximately $2.2 million, based on a then current trading price of Verus’ common stock of approximately $0.015 per share), following Verus’ planned increase in authorized shares of common stock, pursuant to the anti-dilution rights of that certain Settlement Agreement by and among the Company, Verus, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and NestBuilder.com Corp. executed on or about December 22, 2017, as previously disclosed. The designation of the Series A Preferred Stock, as amended, includes a 9.99% beneficial ownership limitation, preventing the Company from converting such Series A Preferred Stock into common stock of Verus (and reducing the voting rights of such preferred stock proportionally), if upon such conversion, the Company, its affiliates and/or any group which it is a part of, would own greater than 9.99% of Verus’ common stock (the “Ownership Blocker”).

 

On April 16, 2019, Verus filed a Certificate of Amendment (the “Amendment”) to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase its authorized common stock from 1,500,000,000 shares to 7,500,000,000 shares and to decrease the par value of its common stock and preferred stock from $0.001 per share to $0.000001 per share. On April 23, 2019, Verus issued us the 152,029,899 shares of common stock.

 

Since the issuance date of such common stock, the Company has sold and transferred various shares of common stock of Verus.

 

As of February 29, 2020, the Company owned 61,247,139 shares of Verus’s common stock which had a fair value of $0.016 per share or $979,954 in aggregate.

 

As of May 31, 2020, the Company owned 54,887,546 shares of common stock of Verus which represents a 2.36% interest in Verus. As of May 31, 2020, the 54,887,546 shares of Verus’s common stock held by the Company had a value of $0.006 per share ($329,325 in aggregate) which resulted in a decrease in the fair value of such shares of $650,629 for the quarter ended May 31, 2020. The change in fair value of $650,629 is recognized in net income as other income, realized loss, net, as of May 31, 2020.

 

6,142,856 shares of Bettwork Industries Inc. Common Stock (formerly OTC Pink: BETW)

 

On July 2, 2018, three Secured Convertible Promissory Notes aggregating $5,250,000 (as described in “Note 2 – Note Receivable”), evidencing amounts we were owed by Bettwork, were exchanged for 7,000,000 shares of Bettwork’s common stock at $0.75 per share for a fair value of $5,250,000 as of July 2, 2018. Bettwork’s common stock had a readily determinable fair value as it was quoted on the OTC Pink market under the symbol “BETW”.

 

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On November 29, 2018 and December 6, 2018, the Company entered into Stock Purchase Agreements with each of (a) the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust, of which Donald Monaco is the trustee and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company; and (b) Charcoal Investment Ltd, which entity is owned by Simon Orange, a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, respectively (collectively, the “Purchasers” and the “Stock Purchase Agreements”). Pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreements, the Company agreed to sell each of the Purchasers 428,572 shares of restricted common stock (857,144 in total) of Bettwork, which the Company then held (out of the 7 million shares of restricted common stock obtained by the Company pursuant to that certain Debt Conversion Agreement entered into with Bettwork, dated July 3, 2018, as previously disclosed) for an aggregate of $300,000 ($600,000 in total), or $0.70 per share. The purchase price for the Bettwork shares was determined by the Board of Directors of the Company, based on among other things, the then recent trading prices of Bettwork’s common stock on the OTC Pink Market, as publicly reported. As additional consideration for entering into the Stock Purchase Agreements, the Company granted each of the Purchasers an option to acquire an additional 1,000,000 shares of restricted common stock of Bettwork for $700,000 ($0.70 per share), which option is exercisable by the applicable Purchaser at any time prior to the twenty-four (24) month anniversary of the closing date of the applicable Stock Purchase Agreement. The allocation of the original acquisition price to the shares purchased by the Monaco Trust resulted in a realized loss on the sale of marketable securities of $21,429. The allocation of the original acquisition price to the shares purchased by Charcoal resulted in a realized loss on the sale of marketable securities of $21,429.

 

As of August 31, 2018 (the end of the last fiscal quarter prior to the entry into the Stock Purchase Agreements), the Company had valued the above-noted shares of Bettwork’s common stock at the stock’s trading price which was $0.70 per share. The carrying value of the Bettwork shares have been marked to market at the end of each reporting period through May 31, 2020.

 

On February 29, 2020, the shares of Bettwork’s common stock were trading at $0.25 per share which decreased the fair value of the 6,142,856 remaining shares of Bettwork common stock to $1,535,714 and caused an accumulated fair value loss of $6,081,427 to be realized. The change in fair value of $6,081,427 is recognized in net income (loss) as other income, valuation loss, net, as of February 29, 2020.

 

As of the first quarter ended on May 31, 2020, the 6,142,856 remaining shares of Bettwork’s common stock were trading at $0.183 per share valued at $1,124,143, which decreased the fair value by $411,571 for the quarter. The change in fair value of $411,571 is recognized in net income as other income, valuation loss, net, as of May 31, 2020.

 

Recruiter.com Group, Inc., formerly Truli Technologies Inc (OTCQB: RCRT)

 

On August 31, 2016, Monaker entered into a Marketing and Stock Exchange Agreement with Recruiter.com (“Recruiter”). The Agreement required Monaker to issue to Recruiter 75,000 shares of Monaker common stock in exchange for 2,200 shares of Recruiter common stock. Also, Monaker issued to Recruiter an additional 75,000 shares of Monaker common stock for marketing initiatives within the Recruiter platform. In essence, Monaker issued 75,000 shares of its common stock to purchase 2,200 shares of Recruiter, and Monaker issued an additional 75,000 shares of its common stock as a prepayment for marketing and advertising within the Recruiter platform. Recruiter was at that time a private company with a platform that companies and individuals use for employment placements. Monaker’s investment in Recruiter was valued at May 31, 2019 at $412,247.

 

On January 15, 2019, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger / Merger Consideration, Truli Technologies Inc which subsequently changed its name to Recruiter.com Group, Inc. (OTCQB: RCRT) (“Recruiter.com”) acquired Recruiter and Monaker exchanged its 2,200 shares in Recruiter for 11,141,810 shares of Recruiter.com common stock.

 

On August 22, 2019, Recruiter.com announced a reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding common stock at a ratio of 1-for-80. This resulted in a reduction in the shares of Recruiter.com’s common stock held by the Company from 11,141,810 shares to 139,273 shares, which shares were valued at $2.70 per share at market closing on the date of the reverse.

 

As of February 29, 2020, each share of Recruiter.com’s common stock was valued at $2.25 per share which decreased the fair value of the 139,273 shares of Recruiter.com common stock to $313,363 and caused an accumulated fair value loss of $160,164 to be realized. The change in fair value of $160,164 is recognized in net income as other income, valuation loss, net, as of February 29, 2020.

 

As of the first quarter ended on May 31, 2020, the 139,273 shares of Recruiter.com’s common stock were trading at $2.75 per share and valued at $383,001, which increased the fair value of such shares by $69,638 for the quarter. The change in fair value of $69,638 is recognized in net income as other income, valuation gain, net, as of May 31, 2020.

 

Note 4 – Acquisitions and Dispositions

 

Sale of Verus International, Inc Shares to Public

 

During the month of March 2020, the Company sold 3,367,664 shares of Verus’ common stock to the public in open market transactions and received gross proceeds of $46,670 from such sales.

 

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During the month of April 2020, the Company sold 2,991,929 shares of Verus’ common stock to the public in open market transactions and received gross proceeds of $40,646 from such sales.

 

During the month of May 2020, the Company did not sell any shares of Verus’ common stock.

 

Note 5 – Line of Credit and Notes Payable

 

The National Bank of Commerce (FKA: Republic Bank)

 

On June 15, 2016, we entered into a revolving line of credit agreement with Republic Bank, Inc. of Duluth, Minnesota (“Republic”), in the maximum amount of $1,000,000. Amounts borrowed under the line of credit accrue interest at the Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate plus 1% (updated daily until maturity), payable monthly in arrears beginning on July 15, 2016. Any amounts borrowed under the line of credit are originally due on June 15, 2017; however, on June 12, 2017, the line of credit was extended for 90 days through September 13, 2017. On December 22, 2016, the revolving line of credit was increased to $1,200,000; all other terms of the revolving line of credit remained unchanged. On September 15, 2017, we entered into a replacement revolving line of credit agreement with Republic, which replaced and superseded the prior line of credit with Republic. The replacement revolving line of credit extended the due date of the Line of Credit to September 15, 2018. On September 15, 2018, we entered into another replacement revolving line of credit agreement with Republic, which replaced and superseded the prior line of credit with Republic and extended the due date of the Line of Credit to September 15, 2019.

 

On September 16, 2019, the Company entered into a commercial debt modification agreement with Republic to extend the maturity date of the line of credit to December 15, 2019. On December 6, 2019, the Company entered into another commercial debt modification agreement with National Bank of Commerce (which merged with Republic)(“National Bank”) to extend the maturity date of the line of credit to June 30, 2020. The line of credit, as amended and extended, provides that amounts borrowed under the line of credit accrue interest at the Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate plus 1% (updated daily until maturity), payable monthly in arrears beginning on September 28, 2018.

 

On May 7, 2020, the Company entered into a new Promissory Note with National Bank (the “New Note”). The Note replaced the prior promissory note we had in place with National Bank and extended the due date of the prior note from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The New Note also amended the interest rate of the prior note to provide that amounts due under the New Note accrue interest at the rate of prime plus 3% (which rate is currently 6.25%)(the interest rate of the prior note was prime plus 1%), subject to a floor of 4.5%. The New Note may be prepaid at any time without penalty. The New Note contains standard and customary events of default.

 

As of May 31, 2020, and February 29, 2020, $1,192,716 and $1,192,716, respectively, is outstanding under the line of credit.

 

Interest expense charged to operations relating to this line of credit was $16,068 and $19,171 for the three months ended May 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company has accrued interest as of May 31, 2020 and 2019 of $3,230 and $-0-, respectively.

 

Note Purchase Agreement: Iliad Research and Trading, L.P.

 

On April 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the “Note Purchase Agreement”) with Iliad Research and Trading, L.P. (“Iliad”), pursuant to which the Company sold the Lender a Secured Promissory Note in the original principal amount of $895,000 (the “Note”). Iliad paid consideration of $800,000 for the Note, which included an original issue discount of $80,000 and reimbursement of Iliad’s transaction expenses of $15,000.

 

The Note bears interest at a rate of 10% per annum and matures 12 months after its issuance date (i.e., on April 3, 2021). From time to time, beginning six months after issuance, Iliad may redeem a portion of the Note, not to exceed an amount of $200,000 per month. In the event we do not pay the amount of any requested redemption within three trading days, an amount equal to 25% of such redemption amount is added to the outstanding balance of the Note. Under certain circumstances the Company may defer the redemption payments up to three times, for a duration of 30 days each, provided that upon each such deferral the outstanding balance of the Note is increased by 2%. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Note, the Company may prepay all or any portion of the outstanding balance of the Note at any time subject to a prepayment penalty equal to 15% of the amount of the outstanding balance to be prepaid. For so long as the Note remains outstanding, the Company has agreed to pay to Iliad 20% of the gross proceeds that the Company receives from the sale of any of its common stock or preferred stock, which payments will be applied towards and will reduce the outstanding balance of the Note, which percentage increases to 30% upon the occurrence of, and continuance of, an event of default under the Note (each an “Equity Payment”). Each time that we fail to pay an Equity Payment, the outstanding balance of the Note automatically increases by 10%. Additionally, in the event we fail to timely pay any such Equity Payment, Iliad may seek an injunction which would prevent us from issuing common or preferred stock until or unless we pay such Equity Payment.

 

Pursuant to the Note, we provided Iliad a right of first refusal to purchase any promissory note, debenture or other debt instrument which we propose to sell, other than sales to officers or directors of the Company and/or sales to the government. Each time, if ever, that we provide Iliad such right, and Iliad does not exercise such right to provide such funding, the outstanding balance of the Note increases by 3%. Each time, if ever, that we fail to comply with the terms of the right of first refusal, the outstanding balance of the Note increases by 10%. Additionally, upon each major default described in the Note (i.e., the failure to pay amounts under the Note when due or to observe any covenant under the Note Purchase Agreement (other than the requirement to make Equity Payments)) the outstanding balance of the Note automatically increases by 15%, and for each other default, the outstanding balance of the Note automatically increases by 5%, provided such increase can only occur three times each as to major defaults and minor defaults, and that such aggregate increase cannot exceed 30% of the balance of the Note immediately prior to the first event of default.

 

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In connection with the Note Purchase Agreement and the Note, the Company has entered into a Security Agreement with Iliad (the “Security Agreement”), pursuant to which the obligations of the Company are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company, subject to the priority lien and security interest of National Bank (as defined above) which secures amounts due under its $1.2 million line of credit.

 

The Note Purchase Agreement and the Note contain customary events of default. As described in the Note, upon the occurrence of certain events of default, the outstanding balance of the Note will become automatically due and payable, and upon the occurrence of other events of default, Iliad may declare the outstanding balance of the Note immediately due and payable at such time or at any time thereafter. After the occurrence of an event of default (and upon written notice from Iliad), interest on the Note will accrue at a rate of 22% per annum, or such lesser rate as permitted under applicable law. The Note Purchase Agreement prohibits Iliad from shorting our stock through the period that Iliad holds the Note.

 

The Purchase Agreement also provides for indemnification of Iliad and its affiliates in the event that they incur loss or damage related to, among other things, a breach by the Company of any of its representations, warranties or covenants under the Purchase Agreement.

 

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

 

On May 8, 2020, the Company obtained a $176,534 loan (the “Loan”) from The Commercial Bank (the “Lender”), pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the “CARES Act”. The Loan is evidenced by a promissory note (the “PPP Note”), dated effective May 8, 2020, issued by the Company to the Lender. The Note is unsecured with a 2-year term, matures on May 8, 2022, and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum, payable monthly commencing on November 8, 2020, following an initial deferral period as specified under the PPP. The PPP Note may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. Proceeds from the Loan will be available to the Company to fund designated expenses, including certain payroll costs, rent, utilities and other permitted expenses, in accordance with the PPP. Under the terms of the PPP, up to the entire amount of principal and accrued interest may be forgiven to the extent Loan proceeds are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act and applicable implementing guidance issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the PPP (including that up to 75% of such Loan funds are used for payroll). The Company intends to use the entire Loan amount for designated qualifying expenses and to apply for forgiveness of the respective Loan in accordance with the terms of the PPP. No assurance can be given that the Company will obtain forgiveness of the Loan in whole or in part. With respect to any portion of the Loan that is not forgiven, the Loan will be subject to customary provisions for a loan of this type, including customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of the provisions of the PPP Note and cross-defaults.

 

Note 6 –Related Party Promissory Notes and Transactions

 

Promissory Notes with Directors 

 

The Company has entered into three promissory notes, two with two Directors (the “Director Notes”) and one with the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust (the “Revolving Monaco Trust Note”), of which Donald P. Monaco is the trustee and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. The (i) Promissory Note with the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust is in the amount of up to $2,700,000, (ii) Promissory Note with Robert J. Mendola, Jr. (the “Director Notes”) is in the amount of $150,000, and (iii) Promissory Note with Pasquale LaVecchia (the “Director Notes”) is in the amount of $25,000.

 

On March 13, 2020 and March 26, 2020, the Company borrowed an additional $100,000 and $75,000, respectively, from the Monaco Trust pursuant to the terms of the Revolving Monaco Trust Note (described below under “Note 6 – Related Party Promissory Notes and Transactions”). As of May 31, 2020, the Revolving Monaco Trust Note has a balance of $1,575,000 and the amount remaining under the note of $1,125,000, can be accessed by the Company on a revolving basis, at any time, prior to the maturity date of the Revolving Monaco Trust Note, with the approval of the Monaco Trust.

 

On March 27, 2020, the Company entered into second amendments to the Director Notes (described below under “Note 6 – Related Party Promissory Notes and Transactions”) to extend the maturity date of such Director Notes from April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020, and entered into an amendment to extend the due date of the Revolving Monaco Trust Note from April 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020 (the “Second Note Amendment”). All remaining terms of the promissory notes remained unchanged.

 

On April 17, 2020, the Company paid off the Promissory Note with Pasquale LaVecchia in the amount of $26,225 (the principal of $25,000 and the interest of $6,225). On May 1, 2020, the Company paid off the Promissory Note with Robert J. Mendola, Jr. in the amount of $157,595 (the principal of $150,000 and the interest of $7,595).

 

Note 7 – Stockholders’ Equity

 

Preferred stock

 

The aggregate number of shares of preferred stock that the Company is authorized to issue is up to One Hundred Million (100,000,000), with a par value of $0.00001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”) with the exception of Series A Preferred Stock shares having a $0.01 par value per share. The Preferred Stock may be divided into and issued in series. The Board of Directors of the Company is authorized to divide the authorized shares of Preferred Stock into one or more series, each of which shall be so designated as to distinguish the shares thereof from the shares of all other series and classes. The Board of Directors of the Company is authorized, within any limitations prescribed by law and the articles of incorporation, to fix and determine the designations, rights, qualifications, preferences, limitations and terms of the shares of any series of Preferred Stock.

 

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Series A Preferred Stock

 

The Company has authorized and designated 3,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock as Series A 10% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”). The holders of record of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the shareholders of the Company and shall be entitled to one hundred (100) votes for each share of Series A Preferred Stock. There are no outstanding Series A Preferred Stock shares outstanding.

 

Per the terms of the Certificate of Designations relating to the Series A Preferred Stock (as amended), subject to the availability of authorized and unissued shares of Series A Preferred Stock, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock may, by written notice to the Company:

 

  elect to convert all or any part of such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock into common stock at a conversion rate of the lower of:
  a) $1.24 per share; or
  b) the lowest price the Company has issued stock as part of a financing after January 1, 2006; or
  convert all or part of such holder’s shares (excluding any shares issued pursuant to conversion of unpaid dividends) into debt obligations of the Company, secured by a security interest in all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, at a rate of $62.50 of debt for each share of Series A Preferred Stock; or
  elect to convert all or any part of such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock into shares of the Company’s Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001 per share (“Series C Preferred Stock”), at a conversion rate of five (5) shares of Series A Preferred Stock for every one (1) share of Series C Preferred Stock; or to allow conversion into common stock at the lowest price the Company has issued stock as part of a financing to include all financing such as new debt and equity financing and stock issuances as well as existing debt conversions into stock.

 

In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of this Company, either voluntary or involuntary (any of the foregoing, a “liquidation”), holders of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, prior and in preference to any distribution of any of the assets of this Company to the holders of the common Stock or any other series of Preferred Stock by reason of their ownership thereof an amount per share equal to $1.00 for each share (as adjusted for any stock dividends, combinations or splits with respect to such shares) of Series A Preferred Stock held by each such holder, plus the amount of accrued and unpaid dividends thereon (whether or not declared) from the beginning of the dividend period in which the liquidation occurred to the date of liquidation.

 

The Company had 0 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020.

 

Dividends in arrears on the previously outstanding Series A Preferred Stock shares totaled $1,102,066 as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020. These dividends will only be payable when and if declared by the Board.

 

Share Repurchase Transactions

 

During the three months ended May 31, 2020 and 2019, there were no repurchases of the Company’s common stock by Monaker.

 

Common Stock

 

During the quarter ended May 31, 2020, the following shares of common stock and other securities were issued and granted:

 

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 6,250 shares of common stock to Pasquale LaVecchia, a director of the Company, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $11,375.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 7,500 shares of common stock to Donald P. Monaco, the Chairman of the Board, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $13,650.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 6,250 shares of common stock to Doug Checkeris, a director of the Company, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $11,375.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 5,000 shares of common stock to Simon Orange, a Director of the Company, for payment for past services, valued at $9,100.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 6,250 shares of common stock to Robert J. Mendola, a director of the Company, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $11,375.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 5,000 shares of common stock to Rupert Duchesne, a director of the Company, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $9,100.

On March 2, 2020, the Company issued 5,000 shares of common stock to Doug Checkeris, a director of the Company, in consideration for past services rendered to the Board, valued at $9,100.

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 60,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $109,200 for services rendered.

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 40,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $72,800, for services rendered.

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 15,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $27,300, for services rendered.

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 25,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $45,500, for services rendered.

On April 23, 2020, the Company entered into a Consulting Agreement, pursuant to which the Company issued 20,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $16,400, for services rendered.

   

 

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The Company had 13,270,589 and 13,064,339 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020, respectively.

 

Common Stock Warrants

 

On July 31, 2017, the Company issued warrants to purchase an aggregate of 613,000 shares of common stock in connection with a private placement offering of 613,000 shares of common stock and warrants. The warrants were exercisable immediately at $5.25 per share and expire on July 30, 2022. These warrants contain a subsequent equity sale reset “down round”, which provides that if the Company sells or grants any option to purchase any common stock of the Company at any effective price per share less than the exercise price of the warrants, the exercise price shall be reduced to equal that lower exercise price.

 

During January 2018, the Company entered into a First Amendment To Warrant (“Amendment”) agreement with Pacific Grove Capital LP (“Pacific Grove”) which amended the warrants then held by Pacific Grove (acquired on July 31, 2017). This amendment led to a reduction in the exercise price of the warrants to purchase 350,000 shares of common stock held by Pacific Grove from $5.25 per share to $2.625 per share. This exercise price reduction was to incentivize the exercise of these warrants and to raise cash.

 

Additionally, as a result of the reduction in the exercise price of the Pacific Grove warrants which was agreed to pursuant to the Amendment, the anti-dilution provisions of the purchase agreement entered into with the purchasers pursuant to the July 31, 2017 purchases was triggered. Specifically, because the Company issued shares of common stock below (a) the $5.00 price per share of the securities sold pursuant to the purchase agreement, the purchasers were due an additional 14,458 shares of the Company’s common stock; and (b) the $5.25 exercise price of the warrants sold pursuant to the purchase agreement (and the warrants granted to the placement agent), automatically decreased to $5.125 per share.

 

Additionally, as a result of the reduction in the exercise price of the Stadlin warrants which was agreed to pursuant to the amendment, the anti-dilution provisions of the purchase agreement and the purchasers’ warrants granted in connection therewith was triggered. Specifically, because the Company issued shares of common stock below (a) the $5.00 price per share of the securities sold pursuant to the purchase agreement, the purchasers were due an additional 1,220 shares of the Company’s common stock; and (b) the $5.125 exercise price of the warrants sold pursuant to the purchase agreement (and the warrants granted to the placement agent), the exercise price of such warrants remained unchanged at $5.125 per share.

 

At first, the warrants were accounted for as part of Company equity since the warrants were considered indexed to the Company’s own stock. However, under ASC 815, the “down round” protection can sever the indexing to the Company’s own stock and the warrants could be accounted for as derivative liabilities at the time the reset was triggered, which is how the Company accounted for such warrants, and the change in fair value resulting from the reset of $26,060 was recognized as change in fair value of derivative liabilities.

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260) Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480) Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features, II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception. ASU 2017-11 intends to reduce the complexity associated with the issuer’s accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. Specifically, the Board determined that a down round feature (as defined) would no longer cause a freestanding equity-linked financial instrument (or an embedded conversion option) to be accounted for as a derivative liability at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in current earnings and is effective in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company adopted the new standard during 2017, preventing the need to account for the Company to account for the outstanding warrants that contain down round features as derivative instruments.

 

As a result of the Company’s April 2019 underwritten offering, the exercise price of the warrants to purchase 724,000 shares of common stock granted as part of the Company’s October 2, 2018 registered offering were automatically adjusted from $2.85 per share to $2.00 per share.

 

The following table sets forth common stock purchase warrants outstanding as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020, and changes in such warrants outstanding for the three months ended May 31, 2020:

 

    Warrant     Weighted
Average
Exercise
 
Outstanding, February 29, 2020     1,347,391     $ 3.32  
Warrants granted         $  
Warrants exercised/forfeited/expired     (70,300 )   $ (5.00 )
Outstanding, May 31, 2020     1,277,071     $ 3.23  
Common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants     1,277,071     $ 4,124,247  

 

At May 31, 2020, there were warrants outstanding to purchase 1,277,071 shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $3.23 and a weighted average remaining life of 2.06 years.

 

At February 29, 2020, there were warrants outstanding to purchase 1,347,391 shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $3.32 and a weighted average remaining life of 2.30 years.

 

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Related Party Transactions

 

Dividends in arrears on the previously outstanding Series A Preferred Stock shares totaled $1,102,066 as of May 31, 2020 and February 29, 2020. These dividends will only be payable when and if declared by the Board. The dividends are owed to Donald P. Monaco, our Chairman, and William Kerby, our CEO and a director.

 

Note 8 – Commitments and Contingencies

 

Our executive, administrative and operating offices are primarily located in Weston, Florida where we leased approximately 2,500 square feet of office space at 2690 Weston Road, Suite 200, Weston, Florida 33331. In accordance with the terms of the office space lease agreement, the Company was renting the commercial office space, for a term of three years from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018. Monthly rental costs for calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019 were $6,695, $6,896 and $6,243, respectively per month.

 

The office lease described above terminated early on March 31, 2018, at the request of the landlord, without penalties to the Company. The Company entered into a new contract for new office space encompassing approximately 2,500 square feet at 2893 Executive Park Drive Suite 201, Weston, Florida 33331. The lease has a term of three years from April 15, 2018 through April 14, 2021. Monthly rental costs for the periods ending April 14, 2019, 2020 and 2021 are $6,243, $6,492 and $6,781, respectively.

 

On October 1, 2019, the Company entered into a new contract for a new call center, approximately 4,048 square feet, at 6345 South Pecos Road, Suites 206, 207, and 208, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120. The lease has a term of one year from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Monthly base rental costs; (i) $ 3,643 from October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 and (ii) $3,789 from December 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The rent also includes the monthly payment of the operating expenses (Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Building and/or Project) which costs approximately $1,100 per month.

 

The rent for the quarters ended May 31, 2020 and May 31, 2019 was $35,833 and $19,227, respectively. The Company recorded operating lease Right-to-Use asset of $56,527 along with current operating lease liability of $59,688 and long-term operating lease liability of $0 as of May 31, 2020.

 

The following schedule represents obligations under written commitments on the part of the Company that are not included in liabilities:

 

    Current     Long Term      
    FYE 2021     FYE 2022     FYE 2023
and beyond
    Total  
Leases   $ 84,422     $ 1,471     $     $ 85,893  
Insurance     34,014                   34,014  
Other     5,250                   5,250  
Totals   $ 123,686     $ 1,471     $     $ 125,157  

   

The Company is committed to pay three to six months’ severance in the case of termination or death to certain key officers, and up to 12 months upon a termination in connection with a change in control in some cases.

 

Legal Matters

 

The Company is involved, from time to time, in litigation, other legal claims and proceedings involving matters associated with or incidental to our business, including, among other things, matters involving breach of contract claims, intellectual property, employment issues, and other related claims and vendor matters. The Company believes that the resolution of currently pending matters will not individually or in the aggregate have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. However, assessment of the current litigation or other legal claims could change in light of the discovery of facts not presently known to the Company or by judges, juries or other finders of fact, which are not in accord with management’s evaluation of the possible liability or outcome of such litigation or claims.

 

On March 28, 2016, the Company was presented with a Demand for Arbitration, pursuant to Rule 4(a) of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Rules of Arbitration, whereby Acknew Investments, Inc. and Vice Regal Developments Inc. (Claimants) are arguing that $700,000 is due to them, even though they have already been paid said amounts through preferred shares that were issued as a guarantee and which Claimants converted into shares of common stock. In connection with the purchase of the stock of the entity that eventually became RealBiz Media Group, Inc. (and subsequently Verus International, Inc.), the Company issued 380,000 shares of Monaker Series D Preferred Stock shares with a value of $1,900,000, which was considered the $1,200,000 value of the stock portion of the purchase price, and was also meant to guaranty the payment of the balance of $700,000. The Company contends that the obligation to pay the $700,000 was extinguished with the conversion of the Monaker Series D Preferred Stock shares into shares of common stock. The date for arbitration has not been set and the Company will vehemently defend its position.

 

The Company is unable to determine the estimate of the probable or reasonable possible loss or range of losses arising from the above legal proceedings; however, the Company denies the plaintiffs’ claims and intends to vehemently defend itself against the allegations. As of May 31, 2020, there has been no further update on the arbitration.

 

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On March 14, 2014, a lawsuit was filed by Lewis Global Partners in the Circuit Court for Broward County, Florida Case No. LACE 14-005009 005009 alleging breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. In particular the lawsuit alleged that:

 

  In or around July 2, 2012 the plaintiff, Lewis Global Partners, LLC (Lewis Global), entered into a Subscription Agreement with us. The Subscription Agreement provided that Lewis Global would pay $13,500 in services rendered in consideration for 2,700 shares of Series B Preferred Stock (the “Preferred B Shares”). The-Subscription Agreement also provided Conversion Rights to convert each $5.00 Preferred B Share into either shares of the Company or 100 shares of ‘Next 1 Realty’ (our then wholly-owned real estate division, which subsequently became Verus).
  On or around June 10, 2013, plaintiff sent a Notice of Conversion to the Company and requested to convert its Preferred B Shares into 270,000 shares of common stock of Verus.
  The Company failed to deliver the 270,000 shares of common stock of Verus and because at the time of the Notice of Conversion the common stock in Verus was approximately $2.65 per share, the damages Lewis Global alleged are due total $715,500, provided that the value has depreciated significantly since the time of the Notice of Conversion.

 

On April 5, 2019, we entered into a Settlement Agreement with Lewis Global relating to the dismissal with prejudice of the lawsuit with Lewis Global. The agreement further provided for general releases from each party.

 

On April 27, 2020, the Company filed a verified complaint for injunctive relief against IDS, Inc. (“IDS”) and certain other defendants affiliated with IDS in the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Pursuant to the complaint, the Company alleges causes of action against the defendants, including IDS, based on among other things, fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, aiding and abetting fraud, rescission, and breach of contract, and seeks a temporary and permanent injunction against the defendants, requiring such persons to return the 1,968,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company (the “IDS Shares”) issued to IDS pursuant to the terms of an Intellectual Property Purchase Agreement in August 2019 (the “IP Purchase Agreement”) and preventing such persons from selling or transferring any IDS Shares, seeks damages from the defendants, rescission of the IP Purchase Agreement, attorneys fees and other amounts.

 

The complaint was filed as a result of IDS’s failure to deliver the intellectual property assets which the Company purchased pursuant to the IP Purchase Agreement (the “IP Assets”), certain other actions of IDS and the other defendants which the Company alleges constitutes fraud and to seek to unwind the IP Purchase Agreement and provide damages to the Company due to IDS’s and the other defendants’ breaches thereunder.

 

Note 9 – Business Segment Reporting

 

Accounting Standards Codification 280-16 “Segment Reporting”, established standards for reporting information about operating segments in annual consolidated financial statements and required selected information about operating segments in interim financial reports issued to stockholders. It also established standards for related disclosures about products, services, and geographic areas. Operating segments are defined as components of the enterprise about which separate financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision-making group, in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

 

The Company has one operating segment consisting of various products and services related to its online marketplace of travel and related logistics including destination tours / activities, accommodation rental listings, hotel listings, air and car rental. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is considered to be the Chief Executive Officer. The chief operating decision maker allocates resources and assesses performance of the business and other activities at the single operating segment level.

 

Note 10 – Subsequent Events

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events occurring after the balance sheet date and has identified the following:

 

On June 9, 2020, June 10, 2020 and July 7, 2020, the Company borrowed an additional $300,000, $50,000 and $250,000, respectively, from the Monaco Trust pursuant to the terms of the Revolving Monaco Trust Note (described above under “Note 6 – Related Party Promissory Notes and Transactions”). As of the date of this report, the Revolving Monaco Trust Note has a balance of $2,175,000 and the amount remaining under the note of $525,000, can be accessed by the Company on a revolving basis, at any time, prior to the maturity date of the Revolving Monaco Trust Note, with the approval of the Monaco Trust.

 

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

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the attached consolidated unaudited financial statements and notes thereto, and our consolidated audited financial statements and related notes for our fiscal year ended February 29, 2020 found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020 (the “Annual Report”). In addition to historical information, the following discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Where possible, we have tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intends,” or similar expressions. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements due to important factors and risks including, but not limited to, those set forth in our Annual Report.

 

This Report contains statements that we believe are, or may be considered to be, “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Report regarding the prospects of our industry or our prospects, plans, financial position or business strategy, may constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “foresee,” “project,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plans,” “forecasts,” “continue” or “could” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terms. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements may be included in various filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission or press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of our authorized executive officers. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained herein, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements. You are advised, however, to consult any additional disclosures we make in our reports to the SEC. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this Report.

 

You should read the matters described in “Risk Factors” and the other cautionary statements made in this Report, and incorporated by reference herein, as being applicable to all related forward-looking statements wherever they appear in this Report. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this Report will prove to be accurate and therefore prospective investors are encouraged not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations are based upon its consolidated unaudited financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these unaudited financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent liabilities. On an on-going basis, management evaluates past judgments and estimates, including those related to bad debts, accrued liabilities, convertible promissory notes and contingencies. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The accounting policies and related risks described in the Company’s Annual Report are those that depend most heavily on these judgments and estimates. As of May 31, 2020, there had been no material changes to any of the critical accounting policies contained therein.

 

Where You Can Find Other Information

 

We file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy and information statements and amendments to reports filed or furnished pursuant to Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The SEC maintains a website (http: //www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding us and other companies that file materials with the SEC electronically. Additional information about us is available on our website at www.Monakergroup.com. We do not incorporate the information on or accessible through our websites into this filing, and you should not consider any information on, or that can be accessed through, our websites as part of this filing.

 

Definitions:

 

Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “Monaker” and “Monaker Group, Inc.” refer specifically to Monaker Group, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries including Extraordinary Vacations USA, Inc. (100% interest) and NextTrip Holdings, Inc. (100% interest).

 

In addition, unless the context otherwise requires and for the purposes of this report only:

 

● “Exchange Act” refers to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;

● “SEC” or the “Commission” refers to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and

● “Securities Act” refers to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

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This information should be read in conjunction with the interim unaudited financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and the unaudited financial statements and notes thereto and Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report.

 

Certain capitalized terms used below and otherwise defined below, have the meanings given to such terms in the footnotes to our consolidated financial statements included above under “Part I - Financial Information - Item 1. Financial Statements”.

 

In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we may rely on and refer to information regarding the global vacation rental industry in general from market research reports, analyst reports and other publicly available information. Although we believe that this information is reliable, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of this information, and we have not independently verified any of it.

 

Overview

 

Monaker Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate online marketplaces. We believe the most promising part of our business plan is the incorporation of Monaker’s proprietary white label Booking Engine and sizeable alternative lodging rental (ALR) properties into well-established marketplaces (i.e. a business-to-business (B2B) model) thereby facilitating easy access of alternative lodging rentals inventory to contracted global distributor partners.

 

Our ambition is to become the largest instantly bookable vacation rental platform in the world, providing large travel distributors via a B2B model, our ALR inventory.

 

Additionally, we plan to provide a superior platform to assist property managers in booking, and broadening the market for, their homes. The Company serves three major constituents: (1) property managers, (2) travelers, and (3) other travel/lodging distributors. Property managers integrate their detailed property listings into the Monaker Booking Engine with the goal of reaching a broad audience of travelers seeking ALRs, through distribution channels they could not access otherwise.

 

All of Monaker’s ALRs, also commonly referred to as Vacation Rentals are:

 

  i) Controlled by Property Management Companies. This is a key point of differentiation for Monaker, as the sole focus of Property Management Companies is to rent and service their properties, unlike an individual homeowner who often rents their property on a casual or part-time basis. We believe working with property managers results in four key benefits:

 

  All properties are Instantly Bookable (all Property Management Company inventory is integrated into Monaker’s Booking Engine allowing for instant confirmations);
  Higher levels of service for renters (property managers are full-time operators);
  Higher Quality Assurance (property managers generally have an incentive to eliminate trouble properties); and
  Certified Rentable (most property managers are licensed and bonded requiring them to ensure properties are “legal to rent” and are further responsible for paying required taxes on behalf of homeowners.

 

  ii) Exclusively Individual Units. Our vacation homes and residential resort units are never shared, nor do we rent rooms in homes like other ALR companies. All ALR inventory is fully furnished, privately owned residential properties, including homes, condominiums, apartments, villas and cabins that property managers rent to the public on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis.

 

We believe that Monaker’s B2B model of supplying its significant ALR inventory directly to well-established travel distributors has three key benefits being:

 

  1) Monaker avoids the need to market and try and develop its own direct to consumer brand (which can be expensive). Instead it is able to supply product into well established distribution websites that already have significant customer traffic and bookings.

 

  2) Monaker has positioned itself uniquely in the ALR sector - which is one of the fastest growth segments within the travel industry. ALR inventory provides a key solution to traditional travel distributors. According to a January 3, 2017 article by Kevin May, the Editor In Chief of PhocusWire, as posted on Tnooz.com (“Private accommodation travel bookings to reach $106 billion by 2018”), it is estimated that roughly 1 out of 5 lodging accommodations in 2018 was an ALR transaction and by most accounts this growth is continuing to accelerate (notwithstanding the current decreases in lodging and travel caused by COVID-19).

 

  3) Monaker B2B ALR offerings are timely in addressing traditional travel distributors’ needs to protect their client base by allowing them seamless access to ALR products. With the rapid growth of companies like Airbnb, we believe that traditional travel companies are realizing that not having access to this high demand vacation rental inventory means risking the loss of their consumers to other ALR sites. By integrating Monaker’s ALR inventory in a “White Label” solution alongside their existing travel products (i.e., Air/Car/Hotel/Cruise/Tour bookings), it solves a key issue by allowing the customers of traditional travel distributors to complete their entire vacation package booking on their website versus forcing them to go to an ALR website and potentially lose the entire booking.

 

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Monaker’s Direct to Consumer Websites

 

Monaker has established a direct to consumer presence through a number of websites. While these sites are anticipated to represent a minor portion of the Company’s revenues moving forward, they do perform two very important functions;

 

The direct to consumer platforms are used for demonstration purposes to show traditional travel companies how ALR products could be integrated into their platforms, and
The sites allow consumers to bundle specialty vacation tours and other offerings with ALR products.

 

These sites include NextTrip.com, providing access to airline, car rental, lodgings and activities products, and include our ALR offering which will unite travelers seeking ALRs located in countries around the world and NextTrip.biz (currently under development), which, when fully operational, will provide a complete tracking solution for business travel as well as discounted air, car, hotel and access to ALR products for business travelers.

 

NextTrip.com, NextTrip.biz, Maupintour.com and EXVG.com provide both ALR products and auxiliary services directly to consumers, so travelers can purchase compete vacation packages. NextTrip.com, NextTrip.biz, Maupintour.com and EXVG.com (as well as with distributors) allow travelers to search and compare our large and detailed inventory of listings to find ALRs meeting their needs.

 

Monaker is a technology-driven Travel Company that has identified and sourced ALR products which it consolidates through its Monaker Booking Engine, allowing for instantly bookable products; this is its distinguishing niche. The ALRs are owned and leased by third parties and are available to rent through Monaker’s websites as well as through other distributors. Monaker’s services include critical elements such as technology, an extensive film library, trusted brands and established partnerships that enhance product offerings and reach. We believe that consumers are quickly adopting video for researching and educating themselves prior to purchases, and Monaker has carefully amassed video content, key industry relationships and a prestigious travel brand as cornerstones for the development and deployment of core-technology on both proprietary and partnership platforms.

 

Monaker sells travel services to leisure and corporate customers around the world. Our primary focus is to incorporate ALR options into our current offerings of scheduling, pricing and availability information for booking reservations for airlines, hotels, rental cars, as well as other travel products such as sightseeing tours, shows and event tickets, and theme park passes. The Company sells these travel services both individually and as components of dynamically-assembled packaged travel vacations and trips. In addition, the Company provides content that presents travelers with information about travel destinations, maps and other travel details. In February 2018, the Company introduced its new travel platform under the NextTrip brand. This platform continues to be improved with a focus on maximizing the consumer experience and assisting them in the decision and purchasing process.

 

The platform is a licensed proprietary technology that allows our users to search large travel suppliers of alternative lodging inventories and offers comprehensive and optimal alternatives at the most inexpensive rates to choose from.

 

In March 2018, the Company introduced Travelmagazine.com, an online travel publication with the aim of giving travelers around the world inspiration for future travel destinations and trips. The publication offers written articles, videos, and podcasts. Moving forward, we hope that Travelmagazine.com will become a central hub of information for travelers who are looking to get detailed information on destinations all around the world. We also plan to move Travelmagazine.com from having content created by a team of staff writers, to a team of worldwide writers who will contribute content for publication in the future, funding permitting. The website is expected to be supported by advertising and allow for promotion of both ALR and Maupintour vacation products.

 

The Company sells its ALR travel inventory through various distribution channels. The primary distribution channel is through its business-to-business (B2B) channel partners which include sales via (i) other travel companies’ websites and (ii) networks of third-party travel agents. Secondary distribution will occur through the Company’s own websites at NextTrip.com and will be available through NextTripVacations.biz upon its relaunch. Additionally, we will be offering high end ALR products along with specialty travel products and services via Maupintour.com, targeting high value inventory to customers with complex or high-end travel needs.

 

Monaker’s core holdings are planned to be streamlined by this summer into 5 key platforms being; the Monaker Booking Engine (MBE), NextTrip.com, NextTrip.biz, Maupintour.com, and TravelMagazine.com.

 

The Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) is the Company’s proprietary technology and platform providing access to more than 3.2 million instantly bookable vacation rental homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences, and castles. This ALR product can be accessed by other travel distributors using the Company’s API.

NextTrip.com is the primary consumer website, where travel services and products are booked. The travel services and products include tours, activities/attractions, airlines, hotels, and car rentals and where ALRs are booked as well.

Maupintour complements the Nextrip.com offerings by providing high-end tour packages, activities/attractions, and specialized ALRs that cannot be booked on a real-time basis. These ALRs tend to be sourced from owners and managers who have not invested in a reservation management system and/or the owner or manager prefers to personally vet the customer before accepting a booking; typically because the ALR is a high value property.

 

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NextTrip.biz is targeted at small to midsized businesses offering them a customized travel solution for business travel to meetings, conferences, conventions or even vacation travel and gives the companies lower costs, better expense control and the option for a “self-branded” website. The website is expected to be completed and operational in August 2020.

Travelmagazine.com, an online travel publication with the aim of giving travelers around the world inspiration for future travel destinations and trips. The publication offers written articles, videos, and podcasts. Moving forward, we plan for Travelmagazine.com to become a central hub of information for travelers who are looking to get detailed information on destinations all around the world.

 

In May 2020, Maupintour Phase 1 launched. Maupintour Vacation Home Rentals (i.e., the ability to book ALR properties on the Maupintour website) is scheduled to launch by the beginning of August 2020, funding permitting. NextTrip (what we used to refer to as NextTrip.biz) has an initial launch planned for mid-August 2020 with additional releases of features every nine weeks after the launch until the entire platform is built-out in late 2020 or early 2021, funding permitting.

 

Products and Services

 

Monaker plans to focus on marketing ALR options directly to consumers and to other travel distributors. The Company’s concentration on ALRs is driven by contracts with vacation home (including timeshare) unit owners and managers that are made available to consumers and to other travel portals (Distributors) for nightly or extended stays. In addition, we offer travelers activities and tours through our subsidiary, Maupintour. Therefore, not only can we assist a traveler with identifying a destination and the lodging at the destination, but we can provide options of activities while at the destination. We also provide the means for making arrangements for airline tickets, car rentals and lodging (i.e. hotels and ALRs in the near future). In summary, Monaker offers travelers the complete travel package made easy or… Travel Made EasyTM.

 

The average ALR search and booking takes a few hours while the average vacation planning process typically involves the consumer visiting up to seven travel websites and spending over 10 hours to book their vacation (according to Susan Ho, Founder of Journy). We believe the NextTrip.com website using the above features should reduce ALR/Vacation planning time from hours to minutes all with the convenience of one site (truly “Travel Made Easy”).

 

Products and Services for Property Owners and Managers

 

Listings. Property owners and managers are able to list a property, with no initial upfront fees, and provide those listings to us at a negotiated preferential rate for traveler bookings generated on our websites. Listings that are ‘real-time online bookable’ properties will be managed by the property owner or manager through an application program interface (API) which will provide real-time updates to each property and immediately notify the property owner or manager of all information regarding bookings, modifications to bookings and cancellations of bookings. Information such as content, descriptions and images are provided to us through that API.

 

Listings that are ‘request-accept’ properties will require communication and approval from the property owner or manager (hence ‘request-accept’) and will not be managed through an API (as discussed above). We will provide a set of tools for the property owner or manager which will enable them to manage an availability calendar, reservations, inquiries and the content of the listing. These tools will allow the property owner or manager to create the listing by uploading photographs, text descriptions or lists of amenities, a map showing the location of the property, and property availability, all of which can be updated throughout the term of the listing. Each listing will provide travelers the ability to use email or other methods to contact property owners and managers.

 

The listings will include tools and services to help property owners and managers run their vacation rental businesses more efficiently such as responding to and managing inquiries, preparing and sending rental quotes and payment invoices, allowing travelers to book online, including being able to enter into rental agreements with travelers online, and processing online payments. Property owners and managers that elect to process online payments will be subject to a transaction fee.

 

Redistribution of Listings. We will make selected, online bookable properties available to online travel agencies as well as channel partners (jointly referred to as “Distributors”). We will be compensated for these services by receiving a commission that is added to the negotiated net rate for each booking.

 

Products and Services for Travelers

 

Search Tools and Ability to Compare. Our online marketplace NextTrip.com provides travelers with tools to search for and filter several travel products including air, car, accommodations (including ALRs) and activities based on various criteria, such as destination, travel dates, type of property, number of bedrooms, amenities, price, or keywords. NextTripVacations.com provides travelers access to our entire listing of ALRs; only lodgings are presented on this website.

 

Traveler Login. Travelers are able to create accounts on the NextTrip.com website that enable them access to their booking activity through the website.Travel Blog. Travel guides, videos and pictures as well as travel articles can be accessed through the NextTrip Travel Blog and Travelmagazine.com.

 

Security. We use a combination of technology and human review to evaluate the content of listings and to screen for inaccuracies or fraud with the goal of providing only accurate and trustworthy information to travelers.

 

Reviews and Ratings. Travelers will be able to submit online reviews of the ALRs they have rented through our websites. These reviews should convey the accuracy of the listing information found on our websites.

 

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Communication. Travelers who create an account on our website will receive regular communications, including notices about places of interest, special offers, new listings, and an email newsletter. The newsletter will be available to any traveler who agrees to receive it and offers introductions to new destinations and vacation rentals, as well as tips and useful information when staying in vacation rentals.

 

Mobile Websites and Applications. We provide versions of our websites formatted for web browsers, smart-phones and tablets so that property owners, managers and travelers can access our websites and tools from mobile devices.

 

The Company has completed integrating several distributors for the booking of our ALR products and the Company continues to integrate suppliers of ALR products as we have surpassed 3.2 million properties in the booking engine.

 

The Company is a Nevada corporation headquartered in Weston, Florida.

 

Sufficiency of Cash Flows

 

Because current cash balances and our projected cash generated from operations are not sufficient to meet our cash needs for working capital and capital expenditures, management intends to seek additional equity or obtain additional credit facilities. However, we may be unable to raise additional capital upon terms acceptable to us. The sale of additional equity will result in additional dilution to our shareholders. A portion of our cash may be used to acquire or invest in complementary businesses or products or to obtain the right to use complementary technologies. From time to time, in the ordinary course of business, we evaluate potential acquisitions of such businesses, products or technologies.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

For the Three Months Ended May 31, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended May 31, 2019

 

Revenues

 

Our total revenues decreased 64% to $7,874 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $21,817 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, a decrease of $13,943. The decrease in sales is mainly due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the global travel industry. We received many cancellations during the first quarter and thereafter as travelers were unwilling, or unable, due to COVID-19 and worldwide travel restrictions associated therewith. Our sales have decreased drastically as a result of the pandemic. Some travelling schedules have been postponed to later in the year, or the beginning of the next year; however, the ultimate effect, duration and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are currently unknown at this time; provided that we expect such pandemic to continue to have a material adverse effect on our revenues for the remainder of the calendar year and continuing into 2021.

 

Cost of Revenues

 

Our total cost of revenues decreased 55% to $5,527 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $12,382 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, a decrease of $6,855. Our gross profit is $2,347 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $9,435 for the three months ended May 31, 2019. Cost of revenues and gross profit decreased as a result of the decrease in revenues discussed above.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Our operating expenses include general and administrative expenses, salaries and benefits, technology and development, stock-based compensation, selling and promotions expenses, and depreciation and amortization. Our operating expenses decreased 23% to $1,205,111 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $1,554,674 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, a decrease of $349,563. This decrease was mainly attributable to (i) a decrease in technology and development of $338,261 or 68% to $159,814 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $498,075 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, as a result of the fact that approximately 45% to 70% of our technology and development costs have been capitalized since December 2019; and (ii) a decrease in stock-based compensation of $362,649, to $62,583 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $425,232 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, due to no bonus being paid for the period ended May 31, 2020. The aforementioned decreases were offset by (i) an increase in general and administrative expenses of $111,697 or 56%, to $312,117 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $200,420 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, which was due to increases in consulting fees and professional fees including legal fees associated with our ongoing litigation; and (ii) and increase in salary and benefits to $492,076 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $347,143 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, mainly due to 3 new personnel added to the Company during the first quarter.

 

Other Income (Expenses)

 

Our other income (expenses) includes valuation gain or loss on investments, interest expense, and other income.

 

Our total other expenses increased to $846,183 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to total other income of $108,903 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, an increase of $955,086 from the prior period. The increase is mainly attributable to increases in the realized loss on sale of marketable securities in connection with the sale of shares of Verus, in the amount of $513,312, and the valuation loss on our holdings of Bettwork and Recruiter.com in the amount of $341,933 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to a valuation gain of $148,035 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, and an increase of $40,650 in interest expense to $79,063 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to $38,413 for three months ended May 31, 2019. The increase in interest expense is due to our increased amounts in loan and promissory notes in the current period.

 

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Net Loss

 

We had a net loss of $2,048,947 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, compared to a net loss of $1,436,336 for the three months ended May 31, 2019, an increase in net loss of $612,611 or 43% from the prior period. The increase in net loss was primarily due to increases of (i) $111,697 in general and administrative expenses, (ii) $1,003,280 in valuation loss and realized loss on sale of marketable securities, and (iii) $144,933 in salaries and benefits, offset by a decrease of $362,649 in stock-based compensation, and a $338,261 decrease in technology and development expenses, as described in greater detail above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At May 31, 2020, we had $73,814 of cash on-hand, a decrease of $88,692 from $162,506 at February 29, 2020. The decrease in cash is due primarily to $1,012,674 of cash used in operating activities, offset by net proceeds of $1,071,534 from promissory notes, including $895,000 from the Iliad Note and $176,534 from the Paycheck Protection Program loan each described in greater detail under “Note 5 – Line of Credit and Notes Payable”, to the unaudited financial statements included herein. We also had $1,836,469 of investment in unconsolidated affiliate as of May 31, 2020, which represented securities which we hold in Verus, Bettwork, and Recruiter.com, as described in greater detail in “Note 3 – Investment in Equity Instruments”, to the unaudited financial statements included herein. Moving forward we plan to liquidate such securities through market and/or private sales. As of May 31, 2020, the Company had total current liabilities of $4,715,068, consisting of other notes payable in the form of a Line of Credit facility of $1,200,000 from National Bank of Commerce of which $1,192,716 was drawn as of May 31, 2020 (the same amount as of February 29, 2020), and $895,000 owed pursuant to a secured promissory note with Iliad Research and Trading, L.P. (each of which are described in greater detail under “Note 5 – Line of Credit and Notes Payable”, to the unaudited financial statements included herein), accounts payable and accrued expenses of $704,284 (a decrease of $129,395 from $833,679 as of February 29, 2020), other current liabilities of $288,380 (a decrease of $112,312 from $400,692 as of February 29, 2020), a note payable of $1,575,000 owed to the Donald P. Monaco Trust, of which Donald P. Monaco is the trustee and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, and $59,688 of operating lease liability. We had long-term liabilities consisting of $176,534 owed under the PPP Note from Commercial Bank. The note owed to the Donald P. Monaco Trust has a $1,575,000 balance as of May 31, 2020, compared to $1,400,000 as of February 29, 2020. The Monaco Trust Note has a balance of $2,175,000 and the amount remaining under the note of $525,000, can be accessed by the Company on a revolving basis, at any time, prior to the maturity date of the note, with the approval of the Monaco Trust. We anticipate that we will satisfy our current liabilities from proceeds derived from equity sales (similar to the April 2019 underwritten offering), sales of marketable securities which we hold as of May 31, 2020 (as discussed above), and revenue generated from sales, as well as from our cash on hand, of which there can be no assurance.

 

As of May 31, 2020, we had $9,133,919 in total assets, $4,891,602 in total liabilities ($4,715,068 of which were current liabilities), negative working capital of $4,059,541 and a total accumulated deficit of $117,901,844. Negative working capital of $4,059,541 as of May 31, 2020, represented an increase of $1,548,926 compared to the $2,510,615 of negative working capital which we had as of February 29, 2020.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $1,012,674 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, a decrease of $466,176 from the $1,478,850 of cash used in operating activities during the three months ended May 31, 2019. The main items relating to the decrease were a decrease of $362,649 in stock-based compensation and a $317,572 decrease in other current liabilities, which were offset by $1,003,280 of valuation loss, $321,441 of increase in prepaid and other current assets and $348,476 of increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses.

 

Net cash used in investing activities increased to $147,552 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, an increase of $147,369 from the $183 of cash used in investing activities during the three months ended May 31, 2019. The increase was due to the payment of $151,000 relating to debt issuance costs and $82,516 of website development costs, offset by proceeds of $87,316 from sale of Verus securities.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $1,071,534 for the three months ended May 31, 2020, a decrease of $639,483 from the $1,711,017 of cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended May 31, 2019. The main items relating to the decrease were $1,785,930 of net proceeds received from the Company’s April 2019 underwritten offering, offset by proceeds from the sale of the secured promissory note of $895,000 and the PPP loan of $176,534.

 

Additional information regarding our notes receivable, investments in equity instruments, acquisitions and dispositions, line of credit and notes payable can be found under “Note 2 – Notes Receivable”, “Note 3 – Investment in Equity Instruments”, “Note 4 – Acquisitions and Dispositions”, “Note 5 – Line of Credit and Notes Payable” and “Note 6 –Related Party Promissory Notes and Transactions”, to the unaudited financial statements included herein. We have very limited financial resources. We currently have a monthly cash requirement of approximately $385,000, exclusive of capital expenditures. We will need to raise substantial additional capital to support the on-going operation and increased market penetration of our products including the development of national advertising relationships, increases in operating costs resulting from additional staff and office space until such time as we generate revenues sufficient to support ourselves. We believe that in the aggregate, we could require several millions of dollars to support and expand the marketing and development of our travel products, repay debt obligations, provide capital expenditures for additional equipment and development costs, payment obligations, office space and systems for managing the business, and cover other operating costs until our planned revenue streams from travel products are fully-implemented and begin to offset our operating costs. Our failure to obtain additional capital to finance our working capital needs on acceptable terms, or at all, will negatively impact our business, financial condition and liquidity. As of May 31, 2020, we had approximately $4.7 million of current liabilities. We currently do not have the resources to satisfy these obligations, and our inability to do so could have a material adverse effect on our business and ability to continue as a going concern.

 

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To date, we have funded our operations with the proceeds from equity and debt financings and we anticipate we will need to meet our funding requirements through the sale of equity or debt financing, which funds may not be available on favorable terms, if at all. We anticipate that we would need several millions of dollars to properly market our services and fund the operations for the next 12 months.

 

Although we currently cannot predict the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our second fiscal 2021 financial results or for the year ended February 28, 2021, we currently anticipate a significant decrease in year-over-year revenue (similar to the decrease in quarter-over-quarter revenue we experienced during the quarter ended May 31, 2020), which decreases we currently expect to continue throughout the remainder of fiscal 2021 and possibly beyond. However, the ultimate extent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global travel and overall economic activity is unknown and impossible to predict at this time.

 

Separately, our capital requirements may increase in the near term and long-term due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting reduced demand for travel services, the increases in cancellations and re-bookings, and the extent to which such pandemic may further impact the ability of our customers to fulfill their payment obligations.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Market Risk

 

This represents the risk of loss that may result from the potential change in value of a financial instrument because of fluctuations in interest rates and market prices. We do not currently have any trading derivatives, nor do we expect to have any in the future. We have established policies and internal processes related to the management of market risks, which we use in the normal course of our business operations.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company maintains a set of disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In accordance with Rule 13a-15(b) of the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this report, an evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, as of May 31, 2020, the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

As of May 31, 2020, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls

 

Our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting are designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives as specified above. Management does not expect, however, that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal control over financial reporting will prevent or detect all error and fraud. Any control system, no matter how well designed and operated, is based upon certain assumptions and can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that its objectives will be met. Further, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that misstatements due to error or fraud will not occur or that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

The Company is involved, from time to time, in litigation, other legal claims and proceedings involving matters associated with or incidental to our business, including, among other things, matters involving breach of contract claims, intellectual property, employment issues, and other related claims and vendor matters.

 

Such current litigation and prior settlements are described in, and incorporated by reference in, this “Item 1. Legal Proceedings” from, Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in “Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies”, under the heading “Legal Matters”. The Company believes that the resolution of currently pending matters will not individually or in the aggregate have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. However, assessment of the current litigation or other legal claims could change in light of the discovery of facts not presently known to the Company or by judges, juries or other finders of fact, which are not in accord with management’s evaluation of the possible liability or outcome of such litigation or claims.

 

Additionally, the outcome of litigation is inherently uncertain. If one or more legal matters were resolved against the Company in a reporting period for amounts in excess of management’s expectations, the Company’s financial condition and operating results for that reporting period could be materially adversely affected.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020, filed with the Commission on May 29, 2020, under the heading “Risk Factors” except as discussed below, and investors should review the risks provided in the Form 10-K and below, prior to making an investment in the Company. The business, financial condition and operating results of the Company can be affected by a number of factors, whether currently known or unknown, including but not limited to those described in the Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020, under “Risk Factors” or below, any one or more of which could, directly or indirectly, cause the Company’s actual financial condition and operating results to vary materially from past, or from anticipated future, financial condition and operating results. Any of these factors, in whole or in part, could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, operating results and stock price.

 

We need additional capital which may not be available on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, which raises questions about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

As of May 31, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $117,901,844. Net loss for the quarter ended May 31, 2020, amounted to $2,048,947. Our travel operations generated a gross profit of $2,347 for the quarter ended May 31, 2020 and as of May 31, 2020, we had a working capital deficit of $4,059,541. The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. concern.

 

We are subject to all the substantial risks inherent in the development of a new business enterprise within an extremely competitive industry. Due to the absence of a long-standing operating history and the emerging nature of the markets in which we compete, we anticipate operating losses until we can successfully implement our business strategy, which includes all associated revenue streams. Our revenue model is new and evolving, and we cannot be certain that it will be successful. The potential profitability of this business model is unproven. We may never ever achieve profitable operations or generate significant revenues. Our future operating results depend on many factors, including demand for our products, the level of competition, and the ability of our officers to manage our business and growth. As a result of the emerging nature of the market in which we compete, we may incur operating losses until such time as we can develop a substantial and stable revenue base. Additional development expenses may delay or negatively impact the ability of the Company to generate profits. Accordingly, we cannot assure you that our business model will be successful or that we can sustain revenue growth, achieve or sustain profitability, or continue as a going concern. Furthermore, due to our relatively small size and market footprint, we may be more susceptible to issues affecting the global travel industry in general, such as COVID-19 and contractions in the global travel industry associated therewith, compared to larger competitors.

 

We currently have a monthly cash requirement of approximately $385,000. We believe that in the aggregate, we could require several millions of dollars to support and expand the marketing and development of our travel products, repay debt obligations, provide capital expenditures for additional equipment and development costs, payment obligations, office space and systems for managing the business, and cover other operating costs until our planned revenue streams from travel products are fully- implemented and begin to offset our operating costs. We require additional funding in the future and if we are unable to obtain additional funding on acceptable terms, or at all, it will negatively impact our business, financial condition and liquidity.

 

Since our inception, we have funded our operations with the proceeds from equity and debt financings. Currently, revenues provide less than 10% of our cash requirements. Our remaining cash needs are derived from debt and equity raises.

 

We have experienced liquidity issues due to, among other reasons, our limited ability to raise adequate capital on acceptable terms. We have historically relied upon the issuance of promissory notes that are convertible into shares of our common stock to fund our operations and have devoted significant efforts to reduce that exposure. We anticipate that we will need to issue equity to fund our operations and continue to repay our outstanding debt for the foreseeable future. If we are unable to achieve operational profitability or we are not successful in securing other forms of financing, we will have to evaluate alternative actions to reduce our operating expenses and conserve cash.

 

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These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for the next twelve months. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. Accordingly, the financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. The financial statements included herein also include a going concern footnote from our auditors.

 

In the event we are unable to raise adequate funding in the future for our operations and to pay our outstanding debt obligations, we may be forced to scale back our business plan and/or liquidate some or all of our assets or may be forced to seek bankruptcy protection, which could result in the value of our outstanding securities declining in value or becoming worthless.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is expected to continue to have, a material adverse impact on the travel industry and our business, operating results and liquidity.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic, and governmental responses thereto, including travel restrictions, ‘stay-at-home’ orders and required social distancing orders, have severely restricted the level of economic activity around the world, and is having an unprecedented effect on the global travel industry. Additionally, the ability to travel has been curtailed through border closures, mandated travel restrictions and limited operations of hotels and airlines, and may be further limited through additional voluntary or mandated closures of travel-related businesses. 

 

The measures implemented to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have had, and are expected to continue to have, a significant negative effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and liquidity position. In particular, such measures have led to unprecedented levels of cancellations and limited new travel bookings. Moreover, any additional measures or changes in laws or regulations, whether in the United States or other countries, that further impair the ability or desire of individuals to travel, including laws or regulations banning travel, requiring the closure of hotels or other travel-related businesses (such as restaurants) or otherwise restricting travel due to the risk of the spreading of COVID-19, may exacerbate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and liquidity position.

 

The duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic are uncertain and difficult to predict. The pandemic could continue to impede global economic activity for an extended period, even as restrictions are beginning to be lifted in many jurisdictions, leading to decreased per capita income and disposable income, increased and sustained unemployment or a decline in consumer confidence, all of which could significantly reduce discretionary spending by individuals and businesses on travel and may create a recession in the United States or globally. In turn, that could have a negative impact on demand for our services. We also cannot predict the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our partners and their business and operations or the ways that the pandemic may fundamentally alter the travel industry. The aforementioned circumstances could result in a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, potentially for a prolonged period.

 

The Company’s liquidity could also be adversely impacted by delays in payments of outstanding accounts receivable amounts beyond normal payment terms and insolvencies.

 

It is difficult to estimate COVID-19’s impact on future revenues, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity or financial condition, but such impacts have been and will continue to be significant and could continue to have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and liquidity position for the foreseeable future. In the near term, we do expect that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to negatively affect our operating results and year-over-year results.

 

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

 

There have been no sales of unregistered securities during the three months ended May 31, 2020 and from the period from June 1, 2020 to the filing date of this report, which have not previously been disclosed in the Company’s February 29, 2020, Annual Report, or in a Current Report on Form 8-K, except as disclosed below:

 

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 60,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $109,200 for services rendered.

 

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 40,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $72,800, for services rendered.

 

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 15,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $27,300, for services rendered.

 

On March 9, 2020, the Company issued 25,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $45,500, for services rendered.

 

On April 23, 2020, the Company entered into a Consulting Agreement, pursuant to which the Company issued 20,000 shares of restricted common stock, valued at $16,400, for services rendered.

 

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We claim an exemption from registration for the issuances described above pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and/or Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of the Securities Act, since the foregoing issuance did not involve a public offering, the recipients were (a) “accredited investors”; and/or (b) had access to similar documentation and information as would be required in a Registration Statement under the Securities Act. The securities were offered without any general solicitation by us or our representatives. No underwriters or agents were involved in the foregoing issuance and we paid no underwriting discounts or commissions. The securities are subject to transfer restrictions, and the certificates evidencing the securities will contain an appropriate legend stating that such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold absent registration or pursuant to an exemption there-from. The securities were not registered under the Securities Act and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

On April 16, 2020 and effective April 14, 2020, we and Crystal Falls entered into a first amendment to the Crystal Note to extend the maturity date of such note to August 14, 2020.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

See the Exhibit Index following the signature page to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a list of exhibits filed or furnished with this report, which Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.

 

SIGNATURES

 

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

 

     MONAKER GROUP, INC.
   
Date: July 10, 2020 /s/ William Kerby
  William Kerby
  Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: July 10, 2020 /s/ Sirapop ‘Kent’ Taepakdee
  Sirapop ‘Kent’ Taepakdee
  Acting Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Accounting/Financial Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

                         
            Incorporated By Reference
Exhibit 
No.
  Description   Filed or Furnished Herewith   Form   Exhibit   Filing Date   File No.
                         
3.1   Articles of Incorporation       SB-2   3.1   8/14/2006   333-136630
                         
3.2   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (changing name to Next 1 Interactive, Inc. and increasing authorized shares)       S-1/A   3.1.2   3/12/2009   333-154177
                         
3.3   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (increasing authorized shares)       S-1   3.3    9/25/2017    333-220619 
                         
3.4   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (increasing authorized shares)       S-1   3.4    9/25/2017    333-220619
                         
3.5   Certificate of Change Filed Pursuant to NRS 78.209       8-K   3.1   5/21/2012   000-52669
                         
3.6   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (increasing authorized shares)       S-1    3.6    9/25/2017    333-220619 
                         
3.7   Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. changing its name to Monaker Group, Inc. and affect a 1-for-50 reverse stock split       8-K   3.1   6/26/2015   000-52669
                         
3.8   Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations of Series A 10% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock of Next 1 Interactive, Inc.       8-K   3.1   7/9/2013   000-52669
                         
3.9   Amendment to Certificate of Designation of Series A 10% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada on October 22, 2009       S-1   3.6   9/23/2016   333-213753 

                         
3.10   Certificate of Withdrawal of Certificate of Designation of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada on September 22, 2017       8-K    3.1    9/25/2017   000-52669
                         
3.11   Certificate of Withdrawal of Certificate of Designation of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada on September 22, 2017       8-K   3.2   9/25/2017    000-52669
                         
3.12   Certificate of Withdrawal of Certificate of Designation of Series D Convertible Preferred Stock filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada on September 22, 2017       8-K   3.3   9/25/2017   000-52669
                         
3.13   Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (1-for-2.5 Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock) filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on February 8, 2018 and effective on February 12, 2018       8-K   3.1   2/12/2018   000-52669
                         
3.14   Amended and Restated Bylaws of Monaker Group, Inc., effective July 27, 2017       8-K   3.1   8/1/2017   000-52669
                         
10.1   Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Promissory Note dated March 27, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust       8-K   10.1   03/30/2020   001-38402
                         
10.2   First Amendment to Promissory Note ($25,000) dated January 29, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and Pasquale LaVecchia       8-K   10.4   01/31/2020   001-38402
                         
10.3   Second Amendment to Promissory Note ($25,000) dated March 27, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and Pasquale LaVecchia       8-K   10.2   03/30/2020   001-38402
                         

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10.4   First Amendment to Promissory Note ($150,000) dated January 29, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and Robert J. Mendola, Jr.       8-K   10.6   01/31/2020   001-38402
                         
10.5   Second Amendment to Promissory Note ($150,000) dated March 27, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and Robert J. Mendola, Jr.       8-K   10.3   03/30/2020   001-38402
                         
10.6%   Note Purchase Agreement dated April 3, 2020, by and between Monaker Group, Inc. and Iliad Research and Trading, L.P.       8-K   10.1   04/09/2020   001-38402
                         
10.7   $895,000 Secured Promissory Note dated April 3, 2020 evidencing amounts owed by Monaker Group, Inc. to Iliad Research and Trading, L.P.       8-K   10.2   04/09/2020   001-38402
                         
10.8   Security Agreement dated April 3, 2020 by Monaker Group, Inc. in favor of Iliad Research and Trading, L.P.       8-K   10.3   04/09/2020   001-38402
                         
10.9   $1,200,000 Promissory Note payable by Monaker Group, Inc. to National Bank of Commerce dated May 7, 2020       8-K   10.1   05/13/2020   001-38402
                         
10.10   $176,534 U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan Note dated May 8, 2020       8-K   10.2   05/13/2020   001-38402
                         
10.11  

First Amendment to Promissory Note dated April 16, 2020 and effective April 14, 2020, between Monaker Group, Inc. and Crystal Falls Investments LLC

      X            
                         
31.1*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act       X            
                         
31.2*   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act       X            
                         
32.1**   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002       X            
                         
32.2**   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002       X            
                         
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document       X            
                         
101.SCH   XBRL Schema Document       X            
                         
101.CAL   XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document       X            
                         
101.DEF   XBRL Definition Linkbase Document       X            
                         
101.LAB   XBRL Label Linkbase Document       X            
                         
101.PRE   XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document       X            

  

* Filed herewith.
   
** Furnished herewith.
   
*** Indicates a management contract or any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement.

 

% Certain schedules, exhibits, annexes and similar attachments have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit will be furnished supplementally to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request; provided, however that Monaker Group, Inc. may request confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for any schedule or exhibit so furnished.

 

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