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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x

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

 

For the quarterly period ended May 31, 2018

 

¨

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

 

For the transition period from _______ to _______

 

SEC File No. 001-37954

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Wyoming

 

47-4211438

(State of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1 Venture Suite 150, Irvine CA

 

92618

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number: (888) 798-9100

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former three months, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer

¨

Accelerated filer

¨

Non-accelerated filer

¨

Smaller reporting company

x

Emerging growth company

x

 

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

 

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

 

The number of outstanding shares of Registrant’s Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, was 28,826,991 shares as of July 13, 2018.

 

 
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

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Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

4

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

14

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures.

14

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors.

16

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

16

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

17

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures.

17

Item 5.

Other Information.

17

Item 6.

Exhibits.

18

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

19

 

 

 
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the other reports, statements, and information that we have previously filed or that we may subsequently file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and public announcements that we have previously made or may subsequently make include, may include, incorporate by reference or may incorporate by reference certain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the benefits of that act. Unless the context is otherwise, the forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference in this Form 10-Q and those reports, statements, information and announcements address activities, events or developments that ShiftPixy, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “we,” “us,” “our,” “our Company” or “ShiftPixy”) expects or anticipates, will or may occur in the future. Any statements in this document about expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and are forward-looking statements. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “will continue,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “would” and “outlook,” and similar expressions. Accordingly, these statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in them. Any forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed throughout this document. All forward-looking statements concerning economic conditions, rates of growth, rates of income or values as may be included in this document are based on information available to us on the dates noted, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. It is important to note that our actual results may differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements due to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations, economic conditions and competitive product and pricing pressures in the geographic and business areas in which we conduct operations, including our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other factors discussed elsewhere in this Report.

 

Certain risk factors could materially and adversely affect our business, financial conditions and results of operations and cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us, and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The risks and uncertainties we currently face are not the only ones we face. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which will arise. There may be additional risks not presently known to us or that we currently believe are immaterial to our business. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. If any such risks occur, our business, operating results, liquidity and financial condition could be materially affected in an adverse manner. Under such circumstances, you may lose all or part of your investment.

 

The industry and market data contained in this report are based either on our management’s own estimates or, where indicated, independent industry publications, reports by governmental agencies or market research firms or other published independent sources and, in each case, are believed by our management to be reasonable estimates. However, industry and market data is subject to change and cannot always be verified with complete certainty due to limits on the availability and reliability of raw data, the voluntary nature of the data gathering process and other limitations and uncertainties inherent in any statistical survey of market shares. We have not independently verified market and industry data from third-party sources. In addition, consumption patterns and customer preferences can and do change. As a result, you should be aware that market share, ranking and other similar data set forth herein, and estimates and beliefs based on such data, may not be verifiable or reliable.

 

Our Management’s Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) includes references to our performance measures presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other non-GAAP financial measures that we use to manage our business, make planning decisions and allocate resources. Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures within our MD&A for definitions and reconciliations from GAAP measures.

 

 
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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

ShiftPixy, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

May 31,

2018

 

 

August 31,

2017

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$ 1,187,386

 

 

$ 5,896,705

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

307,847

 

 

 

428,790

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

2,205,741

 

 

 

2,687,188

 

Other current assets

 

 

177,712

 

 

 

15,916

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

3,878,686

 

 

 

9,028,599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed assets, net

 

 

1,086,282

 

 

 

288,065

 

Deposits and other assets

 

 

137,980

 

 

 

126,480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$ 5,102,948

 

 

$ 9,443,144

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$ 850,225

 

 

$ 1,160,474

 

Payroll related liabilities

 

 

5,374,954

 

 

 

2,388,454

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

795,192

 

 

 

278,982

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

7,020,371

 

 

 

3,827,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’(Deficit) Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, 50,000,000 authorized shares; $0.0001 par value; no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock, 750,000,000 authorized shares; $0.0001 par value; 28,800,675 and 28,762,424 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

2,881

 

 

 

2,877

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

15,357,342

 

 

 

15,012,584

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(17,277,646 )

 

 

(9,400,227 )

Total Stockholders’(Deficit) Equity

 

 

(1,917,423 )

 

 

5,615,234

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$ 5,102,948

 

 

$ 9,443,144

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ShiftPixy Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 (Restated)

 

 

 

 

 (Restated)

 

Revenues (gross billings of $60.2m and $27.5 m less worksite employee payroll cost of $50.8m and $22.8m, respectively for the three months ended; gross billings of $149.0m and $93.3m less worksite employee payroll cost of $125.2m and $77.5m, respectively for nine months ended)

 

$ 9,375,492

 

 

$ 4,628,361

 

 

$ 23,773,871

 

 

$ 15,718,780

 

Cost of Revenues

 

 

7,825,500

 

 

 

3,993,291

 

 

 

20,099,218

 

 

 

12,026,816

 

Gross Profit

 

 

1,549,992

 

 

 

635,070

 

 

 

3,674,653

 

 

 

3,691,964

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll

 

 

1,382,183

 

 

 

1,082,675

 

 

 

4,005,371

 

 

 

2,920,150

 

Commissions

 

 

463,327

 

 

 

202,279

 

 

 

1,073,392

 

 

 

506,862

 

Professional fees

 

 

416,311

 

 

 

629,322

 

 

 

1,417,554

 

 

 

1,081,915

 

Product development

 

 

-

 

 

 

658,334

 

 

 

2,386,354

 

 

 

658,334

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,105,490

 

 

 

1,015,075

 

 

 

2,669,401

 

 

 

2,059,571

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

3,367,311

 

 

 

3,587,685

 

 

 

11,552,072

 

 

 

7,226,832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$ (1,817,319 )

 

$ (2,952,615 )

 

$ (7,877,419 )

 

$ (3,534,868 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss per common share available to Common Shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

$ (0.06 )

 

$ (0.11 )

 

$ (0.27 )

 

$ (0.13 )

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Used in Per Share Computations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

 

28,800,675

 

 

 

26,555,706

 

 

 

28,795,145

 

 

 

26,337,976

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ShiftPixy, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)


 

 

For the

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

May 31,

2018

 

 

May 31,

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Restated)

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$ (7,877,419 )

 

$ (3,534,868 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

134,986

 

 

 

49,021

 

Stock issued for services

 

 

125,354

 

 

 

285,000

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

169,407

 

 

 

43,415

 

Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

120,943

 

 

 

(99,557 )

Prepaid expenses

 

 

481,447

 

 

 

(61,825 )

Other current assets

 

 

(161,796 )

 

 

56,012

 

Deposits and other assets

 

 

(11,500 )

 

 

11,430

 

Accounts payable

 

 

(310,249 )

 

 

(248,342 )

Payroll related liabilities

 

 

2,986,500

 

 

 

1,125,579

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

516,210

 

 

 

644,031

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(3,826,117 )

 

 

(1,730,104 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of fixed assets

 

 

(933,202 )

 

 

(4,661 )

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(933,202 )

 

 

(4,661 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from sale of common stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,377,500

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

1,377,500

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(4,709,319 )

 

 

(357,265 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at Beginning of Period

 

 

5,896,705

 

 

 

868,532

 

Cash and cash equivalents at End of Period

 

$ 1,187,386

 

 

$ 511,267

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 
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ShiftPixy, Inc. 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

May 31, 2018

 

Note 1: Nature of Operations

 

ShiftPixy, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Wyoming on June 3, 2015. The Company is a specialized staffing and human capital management service provider that provides solutions for large contingent part-time workforce demands, primarily in the restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service trades. The Company’s initial focus is on the restaurant industry in Southern California.

 

Shift Human Capital Management Inc. (“SHCM”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ShiftPixy, Inc., is incorporated in the State of Wyoming. SHCM functions substantially as a professional employer organization (“PEO”) and provides comprehensive human resources solutions under our co-employment model. SHCM assumes certain of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps its clients mitigate employer-related risks and manage many of the complex and burdensome administrative and compliance responsibilities associated with employment. SHCM also functions as an-administrative-services only (“ASO”) provider, in response to client needs for only administrative and processing services, performing functions in the nature of a payroll processor, human resources consultant, administrator of worker’s compensation coverages and claims, under circumstances wherein the client remains as the sole employer of the subject employees. These services are also available to businesses in all industries, not limited to the restaurant and hospitality industries. The Company hopes that this mechanism may become a way to onboard new clients into the ShiftPixy Ecosystem when eligible clients to whom the Company is providing these services recognize the value of the services provided by the parent Company.

 

The Company is currently operating in one reportable segment.

 

Note 2: Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) applicable to interim reports of companies filing as a smaller reporting company. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending August 31, 2018.

 

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of August 31, 2017, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial information.

 

For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on December 14, 2017.

 

 
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The following table sets forth our gross profit for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017, as follows:

 

 

· On an as reported basis and on an as restated basis; and

 

 

 

 

· The restatement for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017, was for the following: (i) the Social Security Act requires a reduction in the Federal Unemployment Tax (“FUTA”) tax credit when a state has outstanding federal loans on January 1st of two consecutive years. The reduction in the FUTA tax credit is 0.3% for the first year and an additional 0.3% (or more) for each succeeding year until the loan is repaid. The state of California faced a potential FUTA credit reduction because there was an outstanding loan balance as of January 1 in each of the years of 2011 through 2017. As a result, and because a loan balance continued as of November 10, 2017, California had a 2.1% credit reduction for 2017, for a total FUTA rate of 2.7%. The state notified the Company of such credit reduction in November 2017 while the Company was reporting its fiscal year-end 2017 financial statements in Form 10-K. The Company recorded in the month of August 2017 all credit reductions from January 2017 to August 2017, hence negatively impacting the Company’s fourth fiscal quarter of FYE 2017. Had the accrual basis of accounting been applied in the three months ended May 31, 2017, employer-side taxes would have been $2,425,624 as opposed to $2,233,283. Had the accrual basis of accounting been applied in the nine months ended May 31, 2017, employer-side taxes would have been $7,716,598 as opposed to the reported level of $7,046,849 and (ii) the workers’ compensation insurance premiums were recognized on a cash basis in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017, compared to an accrual basis in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018. Had the accrual basis of accounting been applied in the three months ended May 31, 2017, workers’ compensation expense would have been $1,545,144 as opposed to the reported level of $1,494,542. Had the accrual basis of accounting been applied in the nine months ended May 31, 2017, workers’ compensation expense would have been $3,980,724 as opposed to the reported level of $3,585,652.

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

 

As Reported

 

 

Restated

 

 

As Reported

 

 

Restated

 

Cost of Revenues

 

$ 3,750,348

 

 

$ 3,993,291

 

 

$ 10,961,994

 

 

$ 12,026,816

 

Gross Profit

 

 

878,013

 

 

 

635,070

 

 

 

4,756,786

 

 

 

3,691,964

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

 

(2,709,672 )

 

 

(2,952,615 )

 

 

(2,470,048 )

 

 

(3,534,868 )

EPS (Basic and Diluted)

 

$ (0.10 )

 

$ (0.11 )

 

$ (0.09 )

 

$ (0.13 )

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary have been consolidated in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. All intercompany balances have been eliminated.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain 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 revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include:

 

 

· Liability for legal contingencies,

 

· Useful lives of property and equipment,

 

· Assumptions made in valuing equity instruments issued for service, and

 

· Deferred income taxes and related valuation allowance.

 

 
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Computer Software Development

 

Software development costs relate primarily to software coding, systems interfaces and testing of our proprietary professional employer information systems and are accounted for in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 350-40, Internal Use Software. Internal software development costs are capitalized from the time the internal use software is considered probable of completion until the software is ready for use. Business analysis, system evaluation and software maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. Capitalized software development costs are amortized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the software.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company’s revenues are primarily attributable to fees for providing staffing solutions and PEO/ASO services. The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following criteria are met: (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (ii) the services have been rendered to the customer; (iii) the sales price is fixed or determinable, and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

We account for our PEO revenues in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605-45, Revenue Recognition, Principal Agent Considerations. Our PEO solutions revenue is primarily derived from the Company’s gross billings, which are based on (i) the payroll cost of the Company’s worksite employees and (ii) a mark-up computed as a percentage of payroll costs.

 

The gross billings are invoiced concurrently with each periodic payroll of the Company’s worksite employees. Revenues, which exclude the payroll cost component of gross billings and therefore consist solely of markup are recognized ratably over the payroll period as worksite employees perform their service at the client worksite.

 

Consistent with our revenue recognition policy, our direct costs do not include the payroll cost of our worksite employees. Our cost of revenue is primarily comprised of all other costs related to our worksite employees, such as the employer portion of payroll-related taxes, employee benefit plan premiums and workers’ compensation insurance costs.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased as cash equivalents. The Company maintains cash with a commercial bank and from time to time exceed the federally insured limits. The deposits are made with a reputable financial institution, and the Company had not experienced losses from these deposits. The Company did not have any cash equivalents at May 31, 2018, and August 31, 2017. None of the Company’s clients represents more than 10% of its annualized revenues for fiscal years 2018 or 2017.

 

Property, Equipment and Depreciation

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost. Property and equipment are depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:

 

Equipment: 5 years

Furnitures & Fixtures: 5 – 7 years

Leasehold Improvement: 5 years

Software Development cost: 5 years

   

Upon retirement or disposition of an asset, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is reflected in operations. Repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred and expenditures for additions and improvements are capitalized.

 

 
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Impairment and Disposal of long-lived Assets

 

The Company evaluates the carrying value of its long-lived assets when indicators of impairment are present. Impairment is assessed when the undiscounted future cash flows estimated to be generated by those assets are less than the assets’ carrying amount. If such assets are impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets. Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of the carrying value or fair value, less cost to sell. There were no impairments recognized for the periods ended May 31, 2018, and 2017.

 

Workers’ compensation

 

A portion of the Company’s workers’ compensation risk is covered by a retrospective rated policy, which calculates the final policy premium based on the Company’s loss experience during the term of the policy and the stipulated formula set forth in the policy. The Company funds the policy premium based on standard premium rates on a monthly basis and based on the gross payroll applicable to workers covered by the policy. During the policy term and thereafter, periodic adjustments may involve either a return of previously paid premiums or a payment of additional premiums by the Company or a combination of both. If the Company’s losses under that policy exceed the expected losses under that policy, then the Company could receive a demand for additional premium payments. The Company funded an initial deposit of $2.3 million, which is included in prepaid expenses on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. As of May 31, 2018, the Company has not been notified of any adverse loss ratio as compared to the standard premium.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The fair value accounting guidance defines the fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The definition is based on an exit price rather than an entry price, regardless of whether the entity plans to hold or sell the asset. This guidance establishes a fair value hierarchy to prioritize inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;

 

Level 2: Inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The carrying value of accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximates the fair value due to their short-term maturities.

 

Advertising Costs

 

The Company expenses all advertising as incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs totaling $181,957 and $362,207 for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively and $31,740 and $61,989 for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017, respectively.

 

 
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Earnings (Loss) Per Share

 

The Company utilizes Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 260, “Earnings per Share.” Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing earnings (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed similar to basic earnings (loss) per share except that the denominator is increased to include additional common share equivalents available upon exercise of stock options and warrants using the treasury stock method. Dilutive common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money share equivalents, which are calculated based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method, excluding any common share equivalents if their effect would be anti-dilutive. In periods in which a net loss has been incurred, all potentially dilutive common shares are considered anti-dilutive and thus are excluded from the calculation

 

Securities that are excluded from the calculation of weighted average dilutive common shares, because their inclusion would have been antidilutive are:

 

 

 

For the three
and
nine
Months Ended

May 31, 2018

 

 

For the three
and nine

Months Ended
May
31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options

 

 

1,343,745

 

 

 

755,000

 

Warrants

 

 

2,570,413

 

 

 

2,512,913

 

Total potentially dilutive shares

 

 

3,914,158

 

 

 

3,267,913

 

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock-based awards to employees in accordance with applicable accounting principles, which requires compensation expense related to share-based transactions, including employee stock options, to be measured and recognized in the financial statements based on a determination of the fair value of the stock options. The grant date fair value is determined using the Black-Scholes-Merton (“Black-Scholes”) pricing model. For all employee stock options, the Company recognizes expense over the requisite service period on an accelerated basis over the employee’s requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the equity grant). The Company’s option pricing model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the expected stock price volatility and expected term. Any changes in these highly subjective assumptions significantly impact stock-based compensation expense. Following the adoption of Accounting Standards Update ASU 2016-09, the Company elected to account for forfeitures as they occur, as such, compensation cost previously recognized for an award that is forfeited because of a failure to satisfy a service condition is reversed in the period of the forfeiture.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that “an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.” The standard provides enhancements to the quality and consistency of how revenue is reported by companies, while also improving comparability in the financial statements of companies reporting using International Financial Reporting Standards or U.S. GAAP. The new standard also will require enhanced revenue disclosures, provide guidance for transactions that were not previously addressed comprehensively, and improve guidance for multiple-element arrangements. This accounting standard becomes effective for the Company for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim reporting periods within annual reporting periods beginning after August 31, 2019. Early adoption is permitted for annual reporting periods (including interim periods) beginning after December 15, 2016. This new standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method.

 

 
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In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations. The purpose of this standard is to clarify the implementation of guidance on principal versus agent considerations related to ASU 2014-09. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014-09 described above.

 

In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, which provides clarity related to ASU 2014-09 regarding identifying performance obligations and licensing implementation. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014-09 described above.

 

In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-12: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which provides narrow scope improvements and practical expedients related to ASU 2014-09. The purpose of this standard is to clarify certain narrow aspects of ASU 2014-09, such as assessing the collectability criterion, presentation of sales taxes, and other similar taxes collected from customers, noncash considerations, contract modifications at transition, completed contracts are transition, and technical correction. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014-09 described above.

 

In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-20: Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The amendments in this standard affect narrow aspects of guidance issued in ASU 2014-09. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014-09 described above.

 

The Company is currently developing an adoption plan of how it currently recognizes revenue compared to the accounting treatment required under the new guidance. This plan includes a review of client contracts and revenue transactions to determine the impact of the accounting treatment under the new guidance, evaluation of the adoption method and completing a rollout plan for the new guidance. Additionally, the Company is in the process of assessing the impact of the new standard on its disclosures and internal controls.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on leases ASU 2016-02, Leases. The new standard requires that a lessee recognize assets and liabilities on the balance sheet for leases with terms longer than 12 months. The recognition, measurement and presentation of lease expenses and cash flows by a lessee will depend on its classification as a finance or operating lease. The guidance also includes new disclosure requirements providing information on the amounts recorded in the financial statements. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that this standard will have on its consolidated financial statement.

 

In the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2016-09 amending several aspects of share-based payment accounting. This guidance requires all excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies to be recorded in the income statement when the awards vest or are settled, with prospective application required. The guidance also changes the classification of such tax benefits or tax deficiencies on the statement of cash flows from a financing activity to an operating activity, with retrospective or prospective application allowed. Additionally, the standard also provides an accounting policy election to account for forfeitures as they occur, allows us to withhold more of an employee’s vesting shares for tax withholding purposes without triggering liability accounting, and clarifies that all cash payments made to tax authorities on an employee’s behalf for withheld shares should be presented as a financing activity on our cash flow statement. This ASU is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. For the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the impact of adopting this new guidance was immaterial.

 

 
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In the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2017-09 clarifying when changes to the terms and conditions of a share-based payment award must be accounted for as modifications. The new guidance will reduce diversity in practice and result in fewer changes to the terms of an award being accounted for as modifications. It does not change the accounting for modifications. The ASU is effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted, including adoption in any interim period for which financial statements have not yet been issued. For the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the impact of adopting this new guidance was immaterial.

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, which simplifies the accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions. The amendments specify that Topic 718 applies to all share-based payment transactions in which a grantor acquires goods or services to be used or consumed in a grantor’s own operations by issuing share-based payment awards. The standard will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, although early adoption is permitted (but no sooner than the adoption of Topic 606). The Company does not expect that the adoption of this ASU will have a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 3: Liquidity

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

As of May 31, 2018, the Company has cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 million and a working capital deficiency of $3.1 million. During the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company has used approximately $3.8 million in cash from operation, of which $3.4 million was attributed to the mobile application development costs and $0.3 million was attributed to the workers’ compensation deposit. The Company has incurred recurring losses resulting in an accumulated deficit of $17.3 million as of May 31, 2018. These conditions indicate that there is a substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from issuance date of the financial statements.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon generating profitable operations in the future and obtaining additional funds by way of public or private offering to meet the Company’s obligations when they become due.

 

In June 2018, the Company completed a private placement of 8% senior secured convertible notes to institutional investors raising $9 million of gross proceeds ($8.4 million net of costs) (See Note 9).

 

The Company believes that the completion of the recent financing and the net proceeds received therefrom, along with its increased revenue is sufficient to alleviate substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Note 4: Stockholders’ Equity

 

Preferred Stock

 

In September of 2016, the Company issued options to purchase preferred stock at $0.0001 per share. This issuance was approved by our shareholders. The number of options is equal to the lesser of (a) the number of shares of common stock held by such Shareholder on September 28, 2016, which accounts for approximately 25.6 million shares, or (b) the number of shares of common stock held by such Shareholder on date of the Shareholder’s exercise of the aforesaid option. The preferred stock that is the subject of such contingent option provides a right to elect a majority of the directors on the Board of Directors of the Corporation and does not include any rights to dividends, conversion to shares of common stock, or preference upon liquidation of the Corporation. The contingent option is exercisable only upon the acquisition of a 20% or greater voting interest in the Corporation by a party other than the founding shareholders, or prior to any proposed merger, consolidation (in which the Corporation’s common stock is changed or exchanged) or sale of at least 50% of the Corporation’s assets or earning power (other than a reincorporation). The right to exercise the option terminates on December 31, 2023.

 

 
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Common Stock and Warrants

 

During the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company issued 25,000 shares of common stock following the exercise of warrants with an exercise price of $2 and received gross proceeds of $50,000. During the nine months ended May 31, 2017, the Company issued 344,375 shares of common stock for $1,377,500 in cash. Each share includes one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $4.0 per share expiring on March 1, 2019.

 

On September 28, 2017, the Company granted each 26,316 common shares, through the ShiftPixy, Inc., Plan to two of its two independent directors, Whitney White and Sean Higgins at a fair value of $2.95 per share, of which 50% will vest on the date marking the six-month anniversary and the remaining 50% of the shares vesting on the first anniversary of service under the executed agreement. For the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company recognized $125,354 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity. For the nine months ended May 31, 2017, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock for services and recognized $285,000 of compensation expense in our statement of operation.

 

The following tables summarize our warrants outstanding as of May 31, 2018:

 

 

 

Number

of shares

 

 

Weighted average remaining life (years)

 

 

Weighted

 average

exercise price

 

Warrants outstanding, August 31, 2017,

 

 

2,595,413

 

 

 

1.50

 

 

$ 2.99

 

Issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Exercised)

 

 

(25,000 )

 

 

-

 

 

$ 2.00

 

(Cancelled)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Expired)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Warrants outstanding, May 31, 2018,

 

 

2,570,413

 

 

 

0.75

 

 

$ 3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants exercisable, May 31, 2018,

 

 

2,570,413

 

 

 

0.75

 

 

$ 3.00

 

 

 

The following table summarizes information about warrants outstanding as of May 31, 2018:

 

Exercise price

 

 

Warrants Outstanding

 

 

Weighted average life of outstanding warrants in years

 

$2.00

 

 

 

931,300

 

 

 

0.75

 

$3.00

 

 

 

1,003,800

 

 

 

0.75

 

$4.00

 

 

 

535,313

 

 

 

0.75

 

$6.90

 

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

0.75

 

 

 

 

 

2,570,413

 

 

 

0.75

 

 

 
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Note 5: Stock based Compensation

 

The Company granted options to purchase an aggregate total of 568,745 and 723,745 shares of Common Stock during the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively. The Company recognized $72,311 and $169,407 of compensation expense in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively. The weighted average remaining contract life of the options is 9.42 years. The aggregate intrinsic value of the options outstanding as of May 31, 2018, is $6,287.

 

Stock option activity during the nine months ended May 31, 2018, is summarized as follows:

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

Options outstanding at August 31, 2017

 

 

790,000

 

 

$ 4.44

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

$ -

 

Granted

 

 

723,745

 

 

 

2.61

 

Forfeited

 

 

(170,000 )

 

$ 4.16

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Options outstanding at May 31, 2018

 

 

1,343,745

 

 

$ 3.60

 

Options exercisable at May 31, 2018

 

 

175,208

 

 

 

-

 

 

Note 6: Related Parties

 

Our Sales Manager is an advisor to and significant shareholder of the Company. The Company incurred $180,000 and $520,000 in professional fees for management consulting services in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively and $120,000 and $240,000 in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Note 7: Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 740, “Income Taxes.” Under FASB ASC 740 deferred income taxes are provided on a liability-method, whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carryforwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The provision for income taxes represents the tax expense for the period, if any, and the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

 

FASB ASC 740 also provides criteria for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of uncertain tax positions. Under FASB ASC 740, the impact of an uncertain tax position on the income tax return may only be recognized at the largest amount that is more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon audit by the relevant taxing authority.

 

 
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On December 22, 2017, the President signed into legislation the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), The Act changes existing U.S. tax law and includes numerous provisions that will affect our business, including our income tax accounting, disclosure and tax compliance. The most impactful changes within the Act are those that will reduce the U.S. corporate tax rates, business-related exclusions and deductions and credits. ASC 740, “Income Taxes” (Topic 740), requires the effects of changes in tax rates and laws on deferred tax balances to be recognized in the period in which the legislation is enacted. Consequently, as of the date of enactment, and during the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company valued all deferred tax assets and liabilities at the newly enacted Corporate U.S income tax rate. The Company has had losses and has a full valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets.

 

Note 8: Contingencies

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company, but which will be resolved only when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company’s management, in consultation with its legal counsel as appropriate, assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment.

 

During the ordinary course of business, the Company is subject to various claims and litigation. Management believes that the outcome of such claims or litigation will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flow.

 

Note 9: Subsequent Events

 

On June 1, 2018, the Company granted 85,000 incentive stock options to two employees with a grant-date fair value of $2.49 and a service vesting schedule of 48 months.

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors for the sale by the Company of $10,000,000 of 8% senior secured convertible notes due on September 4, 2019. Concurrently with the sale of the notes, pursuant to the purchase agreement, the Company also sold warrants to purchase 1,004,016 shares of common stock. The Company sold the notes and the warrants for $9 million. The net proceeds from the transaction was approximately $8.4 million after deducting certain fees due to the placement agent and the Company’s estimated transaction expenses. The net proceeds received by the Company from the transactions will be used for mobile application development and support, IT and HR platform development and support, working capital and for general corporate purposes.

 

Management has evaluated subsequent events pursuant to the issuance of the interim unaudited consolidated financial statements and has determined that other than listed above, no other subsequent events exist through the date of this filing.

 

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

 

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes, and other financial information included in this Form 10-Q.

 

Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis contains not only statements that are historical facts, but also statements that are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are, by their very nature, uncertain and risky. These risks and uncertainties include international, national, and local general economic and market conditions; our ability to sustain, manage, or forecast growth; our ability to successfully make and integrate acquisitions; new product development and introduction; existing government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; adverse publicity; competition; the loss of significant customers or suppliers; fluctuations and difficulty in forecasting operating results; change in business strategy or development plans; business disruptions; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability to protect technology; the risk of foreign currency exchange rate; and other risks that might be detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Although the forward-looking statements in this Report reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by them. Consequently, and because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in the forward-looking statements. You are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report as we attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations and prospects.

 

Our Management’s Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) includes references to our performance measures presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other non-GAAP financial measures that we use to manage our business, make planning decisions and allocate resources. Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures within our MD&A for definitions and reconciliations from GAAP measures.

 

Overview

 

The Company is primarily a staffing enterprise, providing employment services solutions for businesses and workers in an environment in which shift or other part-time/temporary positions, commonly called “gigs,” are performed. In what is now being called the Gig Economy, businesses such as those in our current target market in the restaurant and hospitality industries contract with independent workers for less than full-time engagements primarily in the form of shift work. The trend toward a Gig Economy has begun, and we are endeavoring to participate through an employment related service offering. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be less than full time independent contractors. Intuit, Inc. October 2010. “Intuit 2020 Report: Twenty Trends That Will Shape the Next Decade”.

 

A significant problem for employers in the Gig Economy involves compliance with employment related regulations imposed by federal, state and local governments, including requirements associated with workers’ compensation insurance, and other traditional employment compliance issues, including the employer mandate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The compliance challenges are often complicated by the actions of many employers in reducing workers’ hours as a means to avoid characterizing employees as “full-time.” Congress is considering amendments to or replacement of the ACA. As of the date of this filing, the ACA has not been formally amended or repealed; however, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 effectively eliminates the individual mandate provisions of the ACA, beginning in 2019. Employers still face regulatory issues and overhead costs, including those associated with the employer mandate provisions of the ACA for which we believe our services are a cost-effective solution.

 

For Gig/Shift Workers, whom we also call “shifters,” the significant problem is difficulty in finding other jobs/gigs to replace hours lost when their employers reduce their hours and make them less than full-time employees or otherwise to fill workweek employment voids.

 

 
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We believe ShiftPixy has the ideal solution for both of these groups and each of their problems via a service offering that entails two principal elements (that we refer to collectively as our “Ecosystem”) as follows:

 

 

·

ShiftPixy Employer Solution: Under a co-employment agreement, ShiftPixy assumes certain of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps our clients mitigate employer-related risks and manage many of the complex and burdensome administrative and compliance responsibilities associated with employment. Once the ShiftPixy Mobile application will be fully implemented, ShiftPixy will absorb the co-employer’s shifters as ShiftPixy employees and makes those employees available to the former employer to work the same jobs, as employees of ShiftPixy, shouldering all portion of the employment-related compliance responsibilities. In addition, when the shift intermediation features of the ShiftPixy mobile app are implemented, which can occur as soon as a sufficient number of users and clients in an area begin to use the scheduling features of the application, such businesses will be able to access via that technology additional qualified workers, who are already part of the ShiftPixy Ecosystem, to fill workforce voids on short notice, having assurance that such employees have work experience, will be paid, will be covered by applicable workers’ compensation coverage, will have applicable employment related taxes calculated and processed. The shift intermediation feature of our mobile app is meant to curtail employee turnover that financially and operationally impact clients in our target market.

 

·

ShiftPixy Shifter Solution: Shifters placed with one of ShiftPixy’s clients can now access other shift work with other ShiftPixy clients, and they will be able to do so quickly and easily ultimately through the new ShiftPixy mobile application. Workers are now engaging with the application at the point of onboarding with ShiftPixy. We anticipate that employees will be able to use the app to secure additional shifts within our Ecosystem. When released to the general public, anticipated to be in the calendar year 2018, provided adequate funding is available to complete our development activities, the ShiftPixy mobile application will enable not only ShiftPixy shift employees but also ultimately shifters outside the ShiftPixy Ecosystem, many of them Millennials who connect to the outside world solely through mobile devices, to access available shift jobs at all of ShiftPixy’s participating clients. In addition to the benefits of working not as independent contractors but as employees, enjoying the protections of workers’ compensation coverage and employment laws, as well as the calculation and remittance of applicable employment taxes, among other benefits, shifters are also enabled to participate in ShiftPixy’s benefit plan offerings, including minimum essential health insurance coverage plans and a 401(k) plan.

 

ShiftPixy’s headquarters is currently situated in Irvine, California, from which it can reach the Southern California market. ShiftPixy recently opened offices in New York City, Austin, Texas, Orlando, Florida and the Chicago area from which its local sales/service representatives will secure and service clients in those areas, and it plans to open additional physical offices in the following locales: Las Vegas and Atlanta.

 

These markets collectively account for or allow us to cover approximately 53% of our target market in the restaurant/hospitality sectors. (U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2015. Occupational Employment and Wages.)

 

ShiftPixy and its subsidiary collectively serve, as of May 31, 2018, an aggregate of approximately 193 clients with an aggregate of approximately 7,648 employees, including 5,754 employees of ShiftPixy and ShiftableHR that we provide to our clients and 1,894 employees of our clients for whom we provide only payroll administration services. None of these clients represents more than 10% of our revenues for the three months period ending May 31, 2018.

 

ShiftPixy’s anticipated business and revenue growth will result from the following factors: 

 

 

·

Large Potential Market;

 

·

The burdens placed on employers with over 50 full-time employees under the ACA;

 

·

Marketing Advantages from Strategic Insurance Provider Relationships;

 

·

New ShiftPixy Mobile App that is designed to provide Additional Benefits to ShiftPixy’s client businesses and shift workers;

 

·

Ultimate Development of a ShiftPixy Ecosystem;

 

·

Mitigation of Employment Law Compliance Risks; and,

New driver Management layer in the ShiftPixy Ecosystem, allowing clients to use their own team members to deliver a brand intended customer experience and retain their income.

 

 
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The Problem: Employment law compliance requirements present a multi-obstacle ridden employment related compliance landscape for our target market of businesses that rely significantly on part-time and temporary workers. Challenges facing such businesses include the need to secure applicable workers’ compensation insurance coverage, to effect employment related tax withholdings and filings, and to navigate laws related to hiring and release of employees, including discrimination (race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and sexual orientation), sexual harassment, sick pay and time off, hours of work, minimum wage and overtime, gender pay differentials, immigration, safety, child labor, military leave, garnishment and other wage imposition processing, family and medical leave, COBRA, and unemployment claims. ACA compliance currently adds another significant burden to businesses with more than 50 full-time workers, as they try to manage the additional burdens associated with mandated health insurance benefits.

 

A business can secure assistance in mitigating and even eliminating these challenges by retaining ShiftPixy.

 

The ShiftPixy Solution: ShiftPixy is developing an Ecosystem comprised of a closed proprietary operating and processing system that helps restaurant or hospitality businesses (and in the future, businesses in additional industries wherein we plan to market our services) as well as shift workers by matching available shifts with available shift workers. The ShiftPixy Ecosystem provides the following benefits:

 

 

·

Compliance

 

·

Cost Containment

 

·

Cost Savings

 

Shift Human Capital Management Inc.: We formed Shift Human Capital Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, in December 2015. We formed this subsidiary in response to the need to have workers’ compensation policies written in the names of the clients (as may be required by some states) and otherwise in response to client needs for only administrative and processing services rather than the full-service, staffing program offered by ShiftPixy. As of May 31, 2018, ShiftableHR had 110 clients with 4,396 worksite employees, including 1,894 employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services.

 

Significant Developments in 2018

 

New Sales Offices

 

ShiftPixy recently opened offices in New York City, Austin, Texas, Orlando and Chicago area from which its local sales/service representatives will secure and service clients in those areas, and it plans to open additional physical offices in the following locales: Las Vegas and Atlanta.

 

Software Development

 

The heart of ShiftPixy’s employment service solutions is a technology platform, including a mobile app, through which ShiftPixy employees (and in the future, shift workers not currently in our Ecosystem) will be enabled to find available shift work at ShiftPixy client locations, solving a problem of finding available shift work for both the shifters looking for additional shift work and business clients looking to fill open shifts.

 

The mobile app is one of the software components of what we call the mobile platform, and together with the ShiftPixy “Command Hub” and the client portal, is being developed, tested and released in stages. We have released and are using the onboarding feature of our software, which enables us to capture all application process related data regarding our assigned employees and to introduce employees to and integrate them into the ShiftPixy Ecosystem. Our new employees no longer have to fill out the burdensome pile of required new employee paperwork. By leveraging artificial intelligence capabilities, new hires are guided by a conversation with a “Pixy” chatbot that asks the necessary questions and generates the required employment documents in a highly personal and engaging way.

 

 
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Following completion of the questions, applicable onboarding paperwork is prepopulated with the data and prepared for the employee’s signature to be affixed digitally via the app as well. We use the app to gather even I-9 required documentation.

 

Our next phase of development, which we completed in our third fiscal quarter of 2018, was the implementation of the scheduling component of our software, which was designed to enable each client worksite to schedule workers and to identify shift gaps that need to be filled. We leverage artificial intelligence to maintain schedules and fulfillment, using an active methodology to engage and move people to action.

 

The next succeeding phase of development, planned to be completed in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, includes the implementation of our shift intermediation functionality, which is designed to enable our shift workers to receive information regarding and to accept available shift work opportunities. We currently plan to have the onboarding, scheduling and shift intermediation functionalities operable and integrated across our platform during the third calendar quarter of 2018; however, the intermediation functionality becomes useful only to the extent that we have meaningful numbers of available workers and client shift opportunities in the same geographic region, which we expect to begin to occur at the end of the third calendar quarter of 2018. Our goal is to have the mobile platform serve not only to enable our shift workers to secure additional shift work and our job provider clients to fill open shifts but also to attract new clients who see the value associated with being able to fill open shifts with a ready-to-hire workforce. This software is an important component of our overall ecosystem, and we are excited about our continued development.

 

We also plan to begin using the “delivery features” of our mobile platform during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018. Our technology and approach to human capital management allows the company a unique window into the daily demands of “Quick Service Restaurants” (“QSR”) operators and the ability to extend our technology and engagement to enable this unique self-delivery proposition. ShiftPixy’s new driver management layer for operators in the ShiftPixy ecosystem will now allow clients to use their own team members to deliver a brand intended customer experience. ShiftPixy has taken the compliance, management and insurance issues related to the support of a delivery option and created a turnkey self-delivery opportunity. This would allow our clients to enjoy the income growth from delivery and preserve their customer experience and their brand. The first phase of this component of our platform will be driver onboarding, which we plan to use by the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018. Following completion of this phase, we plan to add features that enhance the capability of our mobile application to track and manage the delivery process. The enhanced features will “micro metering” of essential commercial insurance coverages required by our operator clients-namely workers’ compensation and auto coverages on a delivery-by-delivery basis.

 

Another key element of our software development involves using ShiftPixy’s blockchain ledger to process and record our critical P2P (“Peer-to-Peer”) connections. While not necessarily a new development, we note that we use blockchain technology in an effort to keep our data secure. Any data considered to be a human capital validation point or part of the hiring and onboarding process is being utilized and recorded in ShiftPixy’s blockchain ledger. The employee I-9 verification process, for example—one of the most stringent, rigorous, and penalty-laden compliance procedures is positively impacted by blockchain utilization of biometric authentication and automatic verification of I-9 data, removing human error in the process of screening for fraudulent information. Verification of that data on the blockchain allows both employers and auditing agencies to confidently validate additional criteria such as employment dates, and a candidate’s background (i.e. education, references, certifications, etc.), and share the verification status directly on multiple distributed sources within the blockchain, further underscoring the trust and accuracy of a candidate’s information and corporate compliance.

 

Future implementation of blockchain technology within ShiftPixy’s technological ecosystem is anticipated to include the extended applications for payroll and real-time payments, and utilizing smart contracts for employment contracts, which facilitate the performance of credible, trackable, and irreversible transactions without third parties. For purposes of clarification, we note that ShiftPixy has never, does not now and will never use its blockchain technology in any form of cryptocurrency or cryptocurrency related application

 

 
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Performance Highlights

 

Q3 FYE 2018 vs. Q3 FYE 2017

 

 

· Served approximately 193 clients and co-employed average 7,252 worksite employees, a 96.6% increase in average worksite employees compared to the same period in 2017, and

 

 

 

 

· Processed approximately $60.2 million in gross billings, an increase of 119.2% over the same period in 2017.

 

Our financial performance for the third quarter ended May 31, 2018, compared to the same quarterly period ended May 31, 2017, included:

 

Revenues increased 102.6% to $9.4 million due to increased number of worksite employee the Company is currently servicing.

 

Cost of Revenue increased 96% to $7.8 million due to increased number of worksite employees, incremental workers compensation from engaging with two clients in the janitorial space and an increase in our state unemployment tax rate.

 

Operating expenses decreased 6.1% to $3.4 million due to a decrease in software development costs and professional fees.

 

Net Loss decreased to $1.8 million or -$0.06 per diluted share, from $3.0 million or -$0.11 per diluted share.

 

YTD 2018 – YTD 2017

 

 

· Served approximately 193 clients and co-employed an average of 6,423 worksite employees, a 53.5% increase in average worksite employees compared to the same YTD period in 2017, and

 

 

 

 

· Processed approximately $149 million in gross billings, an increase of 59.8% over the same YTD period in 2017, and

 

Our Financial performance for the nine months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, included:

 

Revenues increased by 51.2% to $23.8 million, attributable primarily to the increased number of our worksite employees.

 

Cost of Revenue increased by $67.1% to $20.0 million due to increased number of worksite employees, incremental workers compensation from engaging with two clients in the janitorial space and an increase in our state unemployment tax rate

 

Operating Expense increased 59.8% to $11.6 million. Such increase is a directly attributed to the expenditures incurred for the development of our mobile platform, increased corporate payroll costs, commissions and professional fees.

 

 
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Net Loss increased to $7.8 million or -$0.27 per diluted share from $3.5 million or -$0.13 per diluted share.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table summarizes the condensed consolidated results of our operations for the three months ended May 31, 2018, and May 31, 2017 (Unaudited).

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May

31, 2018

 

 

May

31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (gross billings of $60.2 million and $27.5 million less worksite employee payroll cost of $50.8 million and $22.8 million, respectively)

 

$ 9,375,492

 

 

$ 4,628,361

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

7,825,500

 

 

 

3,993,291

 

Gross profit

 

 

1,549,992

 

 

 

635,070

 

Operating expenses

 

 

3,367,311

 

 

 

3,587,685

 

Net Loss

 

$ (1,817,319 )

 

$ (2,952,615 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss available to common shareholders per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

$ (0.06 )

 

$ (0.11 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Used in Per Share Computations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

 

28,800,675

 

 

 

26,555,706

 

 

Revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $4.7 million or 102.6% to $9.4 million, compared to $4.6 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Gross billings are a non-GAAP measurement and are the metric in which we currently earn our revenue. Gross billings for the three months ended May 31, 2018, were earned from billings to clients to whom we provide staff or workforce management support (PEO and ASO). Gross billings for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $32.7 million or 119.2% to $60.2 million, compared to $27.5 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

The payroll cost of our worksite employees account for 83% of our gross billings for the three months ended May 31, 2017, and 2018. As such, the mark- up components of gross billings account for 17% for the three months ended May 31, 2018, and 2017.

 

Approximately $26.5 million is attributed to the additional worksite employees the Company is servicing, which increased by 3,563 to an average of 7,252 for the three months ended May 31, 2018, compared to an average of 3,689 for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

 
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Approximately $6.2 million is attributed to the addition of new clients for the three months ended May 31, 2018, with average gross wages per employee greater than our historical average.

 

Cost of Revenues mainly includes the costs of employer-side taxes and workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Our cost of revenues for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $3.9 million or 96% to $7.8 million, compared to $3.9 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Approximately $3.7 million is attributed to the additional worksite employees the Company is servicing, which increased by 3,563 from an average of 3,689 employees for the three months ended May 31, 2017, to an average of 7,252 employees for the three months ended May 31, 2018.

 

Approximately $0.2 million of the increase is attributed to the increase in our state unemployment (SUTA) tax rate for calendar year 2018.

 

Gross Profit for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $0.9 million or 144.1% to $1.5 million, compared to $0.6 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017. The gross profit, as a percentage of revenues, increased from 13.7% for the three months ended May 31, 2017, to 16.5% for the three months ended May 31, 2018. Such increase is mainly attributable to the administrative fees the Company is charging its clients, which increased by $0.8 million or 176.4% to $1.2million for the three months ended May 31, 2018, from $0.4m for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Total Operating Expenses for the three months ended May 31, 2018, decreased by $0.2 million or 6.1% to $3.4 million compared to $3.6 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

The decrease of $0.2 million in operating expenses is primarily attributed to the software development costs for the Company’s mobile platform from $0.7 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017, to $0 million for the three months ended May 31, 2018.

 

Our payroll costs for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $0.3 million to $1.4 million compared to $1.1 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017. Approximately $0.2 million of the increase is attributed to the increase in our corporate payroll employees from an average of 38 for the three months ended May 31, 2017, to 43 employees for the three months ended May 31, 2018. Approximately $0.1 million of the increase is attributed to the additional stock-based compensation expense resulting from the second round of options granted to our employees and $40k of personal time off expense incurred for the three months ended May 31, 2018, compared to $0 for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Selling, General & Administrative expenses for the three months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $0.4 million to $1.6 million, from $1.2 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017. The increase of $0.4 million is primarily attributed to the $0.3 million increase in commissions, which is a direct consequence of the increase in gross billings.

 

Professional fees for the three months ended May 31, 2018, decreased by $0.2 million or 33.8% to $0.4 million, from $0.6 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017. This decrease results from additional recruiting/accounting fees incurred related to accumulated entries and reconciliation recorded collectively as Miscellaneous as disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the three months ended May 31, 2017, as well as shares issued for service to our then only independent Director and accumulated six-month monthly retainers paid to our independent director in full for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Net loss/Income. As a result of the explanations described above, the net loss for the three months ended May 31, 2018, was $1.8 million, compared to a net loss of $3.0 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

 

 
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The following table summarizes the condensed consolidated results of our operations for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, and May 31, 2017 (Unaudited).

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

May

31, 2018

 

 

May

31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (gross billings of $149.0 million and $93.2 million less worksite employee payroll cost of $125.2 million and $77.5 million, respectively)

 

$ 23,773,871

 

 

$ 15,718,780

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

20,099,218

 

 

 

12,026,816

 

Gross profit

 

 

3,674,653

 

 

 

3,691,964

 

Operating expenses

 

 

11,552,072

 

 

 

7,226,832

 

Net Loss

 

$ (7,877,419 )

 

$ (3,534,868 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss available to common shareholders per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

$ (0.27 )

 

$ (0.13 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Used in Per Share Computations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

 

28,795,145

 

 

 

26,337,976

 

 

Revenues for the nine months ending May 31, 2018, were earned from billings to clients to whom we provide staff and workforce management support (PEO and ASO). Our revenues, which represent gross billings net of worksite employees’ payroll cost, increased by 51.2% to $23.8 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, compared to $15.7 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Gross billings are a non-GAAP measurement and are the metric in which we currently earn our revenue. Gross Billings for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $55.7 million or 59.8% to $149.0 million, compared to $93.3 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. Gross billings’ increase was primarily due to the increase in the worksite employees by 2,238 to an average of 6,423 employees for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, compared to an average of 4,185 employees for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Approximately $49.9 million is attributed to the additional worksite employees the Company is servicing, which increased by 2,238 to an average of 6,423 for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, compared to an average of 4,185 for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

The remainder of the increase is attributed to the addition of new clients for the three months ended May 31, 2018, with average gross wages per employee greater than our historical average.

 

Cost of Revenues. Our cost of revenues mainly includes the costs of employer-side taxes and workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Our cost of revenues for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $8.0 million or 67.1% to $20.0 million, compared to $12.0 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Approximately $6.4 million of the increase is attributable to the additional worksite employees the Company is servicing, which increased from an average of 4,185 employees for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, to 6,423 employees for the nine months ended May 31, 2018.

 

 
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Approximately $0.5 million of the increase is attributable to the increase in our state unemployment (SUTA) tax rate for calendar year 2018.

 

Approximately $0.3 million of the increase is attributable to workers’ compensation premium, which, as previously disclosed, was over expensed in the fiscal year ended August 30, 2016. This resulted in an understatement of our gross profit for the fiscal year ended August 30, 2016. Such difference was not deemed quantitatively and qualitatively material to the August 2017 fiscal year end financial statements.

 

Approximately $0.8 million of the increase is attributed to the increase in workers’ compensation expense, resulting from engaging with two clients in the janitorial business, serving approximately 200 worksite employees, for which the cost of workers’ compensation insurance is triple the average cost of coverage for employees in the industries in which we otherwise operate. The Company incurred $1.5 million of workers’ compensation insurance expense for these two clients for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, compared to $0.7 for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Gross Profit for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, has remained consistent with the nine months ended May 31, 2017, at $3.7 million. The gross profit, as a percentage of revenues, decreased from 23.5% for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, to 15.5% for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, which is a consequence of the workers’ compensation issue related to fiscal year ended August 30, 2016, as explained in the cost of revenues section above, the additional $0.8 million in workers’ compensation insurance expense attributable to the two clients highlighted above and the increase in the Company’s state unemployment tax rate.

 

We anticipate gross profit to increase in the near future from the current level, as a result of positive initiatives that have been implemented in the workers’ compensation program, economies of scale and additional profit that will be realized when state unemployment tax limits are attained.

 

Total Operating Expenses for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, have increased by $4.3 million or 59.8% to $11.5 million, compared to $7.2 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

The increase in operating expenses is primarily attributed to the software development costs incurred for the new mobile platform, which increased by $1.7 million from $0.7 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, to $2.4 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2018. This software is an important component of our overall Ecosystem and is fundamental to our strategy to establish the first ecosystem that links businesses to a large number of part-time workers and the ever-growing number of shift workers in the new Gig Economy.

 

Our payroll costs for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $1.1 million to $4.0 million compared to $2.9 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. Approximately $0.6 million of the increase is attributed to the increase in our corporate payroll employees from an average of 35 for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, to 42 employees for the nine months ended May 31, 2018. Approximately $0.1 million of the increase is attributed to the stock-based compensation expense resulting from our 2017 Stock Options/ Stock Issuance Plan.

 

Approximately $0.2 million of the increase is attributable to the personal time off expense incurred for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, compared to $0 for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. Approximately $0.2 million of the increase is attributable to the higher wage mix of employees the Company has compared to the same comparable period in 2017.

 

Commissions increased by $0.6 million to $1.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, from $0.6 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. Such increase is directly related to the increase in gross billings.

 

Selling, General & Administrative expenses for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $0.6 million to $2.7 million, compared to $2.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. The increase of $0.6 million is primarily attributed to $0.3 million increase in investors relations expenses resulting from being a public company and $0.5 million of penalties and interests due to late remittance of payroll tax liabilities, $0.1million increase in rent expense due to the opening of our offices in Texas, Florida and New York City, $0.3 million increase in marketing expenses as the Company built brand awareness and participated in various conferences. The above is offset by $0.6 million of additional expenses for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, classified in miscellaneous expenses, representing accumulated entries and reconciliations recorded collectively as Miscellaneous expenses as disclosed in our Form 10-K.

 

 
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Professional fees for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, increased by $0.3 million or 31% to $1.4 million, compared to $1.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017. The increase is attributable to $0.3 million additional consulting fees paid to our founder. We anticipate professional fees and other general & administrative expenses to remain consistent for the remainder of the fiscal year as most of the expenses are fixed in nature.

 

Net loss/Income. As a result of the explanations described above, the net loss for the nine months ended May 31, 2018, was $7.9 million, compared to a net loss of $3.5 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

As of May 31, 2018, the Company has cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 million and a working capital deficiency of $3.1 million. During the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company has used approximately $3.8 million in cash from operation, of which $3.4 million was attributed to the mobile application development costs and $0.3 million was attributed to the workers’ compensation deposit. The Company has incurred recurring losses resulting in an accumulated deficit of $17.3 million as of May 31, 2018. These conditions indicate that there is a substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from issuance date of the financial statements.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon generating profitable operations in the future and obtaining additional funds by way of public or private offering to meet the Company’s obligations when they become due.

 

In June 2018, the Company completed a private placement of 8% senior secured convertible notes to institutional investors raising $ 9 million of gross proceeds ($8.4 million net of costs) (See Note 9).

 

The Company believes that the completion of the recent financing and the net proceeds received therefrom, along with its increased revenue is sufficient to alleviate substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

In addition to financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, we monitor other non-GAAP measures that we use to manage our business, make planning decisions and allocate resources. These key financial measures provide an additional view of our operational performance over the long term and provide useful information that we use to maintain and grow our business. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is used to enhance the understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance. It is not meant to be considered in isolation, superior to, or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.

 

 
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measure

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

Nine Months Ended

May 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Gross Billings

 

$ 60,178,504

 

 

$ 27,456,729

 

 

$ 148,991,720

 

 

$ 93,252,371

 

Less: Adjustment to gross billings

 

 

50,803,012

 

 

 

22,828,368

 

 

 

125,217,849

 

 

 

77,533,591

 

Revenues

 

$ 9,375,492

 

 

$ 4,628,361

 

 

$ 23,773,871

 

 

$ 15,718,780

 

 

Credit Facilities

 

We have been offered but have not accepted any credit facilities or other access to bank credit.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

We do not have any contractual obligations for ongoing capital expenditures at this time. We do, however, purchase equipment and software necessary to conduct our operations on a as needed basis.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We did not have during the periods presented, and we do not currently have, any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Contingencies

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company, but which will be resolved only when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company’s management, in consultation with its legal counsel as appropriate, assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company, in consultation with legal counsel, evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims, as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein. If the assessment of a contingency indicates it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s financial statements. If the assessment indicates a potentially material loss contingency is not probable, but is reasonably possible, or is probable, but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss, if determinable and material, would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company has established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that information required to be disclosed in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q was properly recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. The Company’s controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

 
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We carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) at May 31, 2018, based on the evaluation of these controls and procedures required by paragraph (b) of Rule 13a-15 or Rule 15d-15 under the Exchange Act. This evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, at May 31, 2018, our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective.

 

Management’s Updated Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an updated evaluation as of May 31, 2018, of the evaluation of effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2017, based on the framework stated by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act. Our internal control system was designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Because of inherent limitations, a system of internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate due to change in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Based on its updated evaluation as of May 31, 2018, our management concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were not effective as of May 31, 2018, but have been improved since our prior evaluation as of August 31, 2017. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of control deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

The material weaknesses at May 31, 2018, relate to the following:

 

1. Lack of Adequate Finance and Accounting Personnel – Our current accounting staff is relatively small, and we do not have the required infrastructure to adequately prepare financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP as well as meeting the higher demands of being a U.S. public company. We also lack adequate written policies and procedures for accounting and financial reporting with respect to the requirements and application of GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements. The lack of adequate personnel also creates inadequate segregation of duties, which makes the reporting process susceptible to management override. Since its last fiscal year, the Company has committed to a plan to develop its Accounting and Finance staff to meet the needs of its growing business, including but not limited to the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer and an Accounting Manager, the development of specific training on accounting topics and disclosure requirements and has designed controls to mitigate the risks resulting from the lack of segregation of duties. The Company is in the process of finalizing written policies and procedures to formalize the requirements of GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.

 

2. Outstanding Share Reconciliation – Unauthorized shares were issued that were not formally authorized or documented by management and the Board of Directors. Upon discovery of the unauthorized shares issuances, such shares were subsequently cancelled. During the nine months ended May 31, 2018, the Company has implemented controls to ensure that all shares issued are properly approved by the Board of Directors. As of May 31, 2018, we believe this material weakness has been fully remediated.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Other than the changes to our internal controls over financial reporting discussed above, there were no changes that have occurred during the three months ended May 31, 2018, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

 
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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors.

 

(a) Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

(b) Risk Factors.

 

Not required.

 

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

 

Set forth below is information regarding securities sold or issued by us during the nine months ended May 31, 2018, that were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act”). Also included is the consideration, if any, received by us for the securities and information relating to the section of the Securities Act, or rule of the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC, under which exemption from registration was claimed.

 

Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

Exercise of warrants

 

For the nine months ended May 31, 2018, certain shareholders who had acquired securities under our past 506(b) offerings, exercised warrants to acquire 25,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share in the amount of $50,000.

 

Stock options and other equity awards

 

In March 2017, the Company adopted the 2017 Stock Option / Stock Issuance Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan provides incentives to eligible employees, officers, directors and consultants in the form of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and stock. The Company has reserved a total of 10,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance under the Plan. Of these shares, 1,643,745 options and 152,632 shares have been designated by the Board of Directors for issuance through the date of filing of this Quarterly Report, provided, however, that approximately 300,000 of the options have been forfeited and returned to the option pool under the Plan as a consequence of employment terminations. Unless the Plan Administrator otherwise provides, each option is immediately exercisable, but the shares subject to such option will vest over a period of time as follows: 25% vest after a 12-month service period following the award, and the balance vest in equal monthly installments over the next 36 months of service. The issuance of shares under the Plan vest according to terms established for such issuance by the Plan Administrator. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, none of the options has been exercised, and we do not anticipate any person who has been awarded options under the plan to have vested ownership of shares underlying the options until March 2018.

 

 
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The shares of common stock to be issued upon the exercise of stock options described above will have been issued pursuant to written compensatory plans or arrangements with our employees, directors and consultants, in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 701, promulgated under the Securities Act, or the exemption set forth in Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act and Regulation D promulgated thereunder relative to transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering. All recipients either will have received adequate information about us or will have had access, through employment or other relationships, to such information. 

 

We believed that Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 was available for all issuances above because:

 

 

· None of these issuances involved underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions.

 

· Restrictive legends were and will be placed on all certificates issued as described above.

 

· The distribution did not involve general solicitation or advertising.

 

· The sales of shares underlying the options were made only to existing investors who acquired securities under prior private offerings
 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

Not applicable.

 

 
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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

(a) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

Document Description

31.1

CERTIFICATION of CEO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

31.2

 

CERTIFICATION of CFO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

 

32.1 *

CERTIFICATION of CEO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEYACT OF 2002.

32.2 *

 

CERTIFICATION of CFO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEYACT OF 2002.

 

Exhibit 101

Interactive data files formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets, (ii) the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations, (iii) the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows, and (iv) the Notes to the Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.**

101.INS

XBRL Instance Document**

101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document**

101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document**

101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document**

101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document**

101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document**

______________

* This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any filings.

 

** XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation

DATE: July 13, 2018

By:

/s/ Scott W. Absher

Scott W. Absher

Principal Executive Officer

 

In accordance with the Exchange Act, this Report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

SIGNATURE

NAME

TITLE

DATE

/s/ Scott W. Absher

Scott W. Absher

Principal Executive Officer and Director

July 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Patrice H. Launay

Patrice H. Launay

Principal Financial Officer

July 13, 2018

 

 
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

Document Description

31.1

CERTIFICATION of CEO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

31.2

 

CERTIFICATION of CFO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

 

32.1 *

CERTIFICATION of CEO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEYACT OF 2002.

32.2 *

 

CERTIFICATION of CFO PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEYACT OF 2002.

 

Exhibit 101

Interactive data files formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets, (ii) the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations, (iii) the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows, and (iv) the Notes to the Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.**

101.INS

XBRL Instance Document**

101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document**

101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document**

101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document**

101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document**

101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document**

 

______________

* This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any filings.

 

** XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

 

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Scott W. Absher, certify that:

 

1.

I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of ShiftPixy, Inc.;

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

 

a)

designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)

designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)

evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)

disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent function):

 

 

a)

all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)

any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

ShiftPixy, Inc.

Dated: July 13, 2018

By:

/s/ Scott W. Absher

Scott W. Absher

Chief Executive Officer

 

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EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Patrice H. Launay, certify that:

 

1.

I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of ShiftPixy, Inc.;

 

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

 

a)

designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)

designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)

evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)

disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent function):

 

 

a)

all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)

any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Dated: July 13, 2018

By:

/s/ Patrice H. Launay

Patrice H. Launay

Chief Financial Officer

 

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EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned hereby certifies that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 31, 2018, of ShiftPixy, Inc. (the “Company”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and that the information contained in such Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

ShiftPixy, Inc.

Dated: July 13, 2018

By:

/s/ Scott W. Absher

Scott W. Absher

Chief Executive Officer

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement required by Section 906, has been provided to ShiftPixy, Inc., and will be retained by ShiftPixy, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 

doc1.htm

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the undersigned hereby certifies that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 31, 2018, of ShiftPixy, Inc. (the “Company”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and that the information contained in such Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Dated: July 13, 2018

By:

/s/ Patrice H. Launay

Patrice H. Launay

Chief Financial Officer

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement required by Section 906, has been provided to ShiftPixy, Inc. and will be retained by ShiftPixy, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.