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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 November 30, 2018

 

¨

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

 

For the transition period from _______ to _______

 

SEC File No. 024-10557

 

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 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

x

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 shares of the registrant’s only class of common stock issued and outstanding as of January 8, 2019, was 31,108,067.

 

 
 
 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

4

Item 2.

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

19

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

27

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures.

27

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors.

29

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

29

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

30

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures.

30

Item 5.

Other Information.

30

Item 6.

Exhibits.

31

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

32

 

 

 
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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

 

 

 

November 30,

2018

 

 

August 31,

2018

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$ 227,454

 

 

$ 1,649,783

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

129,452

 

 

 

110,931

 

Unbilled accounts receivable

 

 

4,759,141

 

 

 

6,192,631

 

Deposit – workers’ compensation

 

 

1,923,465

 

 

 

1,672,097

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

378,525

 

 

 

563,002

 

Other current assets

 

 

351,555

 

 

 

258,901

 

Total current assets

 

 

7,769,592

 

 

 

10,447,345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed assets, net

 

 

3,337,861

 

 

 

3,032,325

 

Deposits – workers’ compensation

 

 

2,841,882

 

 

 

2,201,556

 

Deposits and other assets

 

 

94,375

 

 

 

120,606

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$ 14,043,710

 

 

$ 15,801,832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$ 1,486,581

 

 

$ 1,246,461

 

Payroll related liabilities

 

 

7,488,262

 

 

 

9,476,641

 

Convertible note, net

 

 

6,309,104

 

 

 

7,156,515

 

Accrued workers’ compensation costs

 

 

634,697

 

 

 

305,217

 

Registration rights penalties accrual (Note 9)

 

 

3,500,000

 

 

 

3,500,000

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

1,230,418

 

 

 

1,955,921

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

20,649,062

 

 

 

23,640,755

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued workers’ compensation costs

 

 

1,639,900

 

 

 

900,978

 

Total liabilities

 

 

22,288,962

 

 

 

24,541,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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; 29,822,822 and 28,851,787 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

 

2,983

 

 

 

2,886

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

19,728,657

 

 

 

17,233,919

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(27,976,892 )

 

 

(25,976,706 )

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

 

(8,245,252 )

 

 

(8,739,901 )

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

 

$ 14,043,710

 

 

$ 15,801,832

 

 

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 November 30,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (gross billings of $70.9 million and $40.2 million less worksite employee payroll cost of $60.4 million and $33.7 million, respectively)

 

$ 10,519,990

 

 

$ 6,511,919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

7,134,168

 

 

 

5,266,403

 

Gross profit

 

 

3,385,822

 

 

 

1,245,516

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries, wages and payroll taxes

 

 

1,794,965

 

 

 

1,180,489

 

Stock-based compensation - general and administrative

 

 

77,222

 

 

 

70,296

 

Commissions

 

 

553,216

 

 

 

271,630

 

Professional fees

 

 

624,045

 

 

 

492,455

 

Software development

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1,900,000

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

187,723

 

 

 

17,695

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,127,915

 

 

 

654,168

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

4,675,086

 

 

 

4,586,733

 

Operating Loss

 

 

(1,289,264 )

 

 

(3,341,217 )

Other Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(710,922 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$ (2,000,186 )

 

$ (3,341,217 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

$ (0.07 )

 

$ (0.12 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

28,921,300

 

 

 

26,767,850

 

 

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

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$ (2,000,186 )

 

$ (3,341,217 )

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

187,723

 

 

 

17,695

 

Amortization debt discount, debt issuance cost

 

 

710,922

 

 

 

-

 

Stock issued for services

 

 

112,503

 

 

 

47,240

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

77,222

 

 

 

70,296

 

Non-cash interest

 

 

86,777

 

 

 

-

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(18,521 )

 

 

(42,399 )

Unbilled accounts receivable

 

 

1,433,490

 

 

 

-

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

184,477

 

 

 

(207,888 )

Other current assets

 

 

(92,654 )

 

 

(447 )

Deposits – workers’ compensation

 

 

(891,694

)

 

 

-

 

Deposits and other assets

 

 

26,231

 

 

 

(23,000 )

Accounts payable

 

 

240,120

 

 

 

612,844

 

Payroll related liabilities

 

 

(1,988,379 )

 

 

(93,192 )

Accrued workers’ compensation

 

 

1,068,402

 

 

 

-

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

(725,503 )

 

 

(136,907 )

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(1,589,070 )

 

 

(3,096,975 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of fixed assets

 

 

(493,259 )

 

 

(27,405 )

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(493,259 )

 

 

(27,405 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

 

 

660,000

 

 

 

50,000

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

660,000

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

 

 

(1,422,329 )

 

 

(3,074,380 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash - Beginning of Period

 

 

1,649,783

 

 

 

5,896,705

 

Cash -  End of Period

 

$ 227,454

 

 

$ 2,822,325

 

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flows Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

 

133,333

 

 

 

-

 

Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion of debt and accrued interest into common stock

 

 

1,645,110

 

 

 

-

 

 

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)

November 30, 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 its 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 months ended November 30, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending August 31, 2019.

 

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of August 31, 2018, 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, 2018, filed with the SEC on November 29, 2018.

 

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.

 

 
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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;

 

 

 

 

· Deferred income taxes and related valuation allowance; and

 

 

 

 

· Projected development of workers’ compensation claims.

 

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/HCM (“Professional Employer Organization” / “Human Capital Management”) 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 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.

 

Revenues that have been recognized but not invoiced are included in unbilled accounts receivable on our condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

Consistent with our revenue recognition policy, our direct costs do not include the payroll cost of our worksite employees. Our cost of revenue associated with our revenue generating activities are 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.

 

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.

 

No one individual client represents more than 10% of revenues for the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively. However, four clients represent 75% of total accounts receivable at November 30, 2018, compared to four clients representing approximately 86% of our total accounts receivable at August 31, 2018.

 

Impairment and Disposal of Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company periodically evaluate its long-lived assets for impairment in accordance with ASC 360-10, Property, Plant, and Equipment. ASC 360-10 requires that an impairment loss be recognized for assets to be disposed of or held-for-use when the carrying amount of an asset is deemed to not be recoverable. If events or circumstances were to indicate that any of our long-lived assets might be impaired, the Company would assess recoverability based on the estimated undiscounted future cash flows to be generated from the applicable asset. In addition, the Company may record an impairment loss to the extent that the carrying value of the asset exceeded the fair value of the asset. Fair value is generally determined using an estimate of discounted future net cash flows from operating activities or upon disposal of the asset. There were no impairments recognized for the periods ended November 30, 2018, and 2017.

 

 
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Workers’ compensation

 

Everest Program

 

Up to July 2018, a portion of the Company’s workers’ compensation risk was 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. During the year ended August 31, 2017, the Company funded an initial deposit of $2.3 million, which was included in Deposits – worker’ compensation (“deposits”) on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. During the year ended August 31, 2018, the Company funded two-month worth of policy premiums against this initial deposit for approximately $0.8 million. As of November 30, 2018, the Company had Deposit-workers’ compensation of $1.5 million for this retrospective rated policy.

 

The Company utilizes a third-party to estimate its loss development rate, which is based primarily upon the nature of worksite employees’ job responsibilities, the location of worksite employees, the historical frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims, and an estimate of future cost trends. Each reporting period, changes in the assumptions resulting from changes in actual claims experience and other trends are incorporated into our workers’ compensation claims cost estimates. As of November 30, 2018, the Company classified $0.2 million in short term accrued workers’ compensation and $0.4 million in long term accrued workers’ compensation in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

Sunz Program

 

Starting in July 2018, the Company’s workers’ compensation program for our worksite employees has been provided through an arrangement with United Wisconsin Insurance Company (“UWIC”) and administered by Sunz. Under this program, the Company has financial responsibility for the first $0.5 million of claims per occurrence. The Company provides and maintains a loss fund that will be used to pay claims and claim related expenses. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier established monthly funding requirements comprised of premium costs and funds to be set aside for payment of future claims (“claim loss funds”). The level of claim loss funds is primarily based upon anticipated worksite employee payroll levels and expected worker’s compensation loss rates, as determined by the insurance carrier. Monies funded into the program for incurred claims expected to be paid within one year are recorded as Deposit- workers’ compensation (“deposit”), a short-term asset, while the remainder of claim funds are included in deposits- workers’ compensation, a long-term asset in our consolidated balance sheets.

   

As of November 30, 2018, the Company had $0.4 million in deposit – workers’ compensation”, classified as a short-term asset and $2.8 million, classified as a long-term asset.

 

Our estimate of incurred claim costs expected to be paid within one year is included in short-term liabilities, while our estimate of incurred claim costs expected to be paid beyond one year is included in long-term liabilities on our consolidated balance sheets. As of November 30, 2018, we had short term accrued workers’ compensation costs of $0.4 million and long term accrued workers’ compensation costs of $1.2 million.

 

Because the Company bears the financial responsibility for claims up to the level noted above, such claims, which are the primary component of our workers’ compensation costs, are recorded in the period incurred. Workers’ compensation insurance includes ongoing health care and indemnity coverage whereby claims are paid over numerous years following the date of injury. Accordingly, the accrual of related incurred costs in each reporting period includes estimates, which takes into account the ongoing development of claims and therefore requires a significant level of judgment. In estimating ultimate loss rates, the Company utilizes historical loss experience, exposure data, and actuarial judgment, together with a range of inputs which are primarily based upon the worksite employee’s job responsibilities, their location, the historical frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims, and an estimate of future cost trends. For each reporting period, changes in the actuarial assumptions resulting from changes in actual claims experience and other trends are incorporated into our workers’ compensation claims cost estimates. The estimated incurred claims are based upon: (i) the level of claims processed during each quarter; (ii) estimated completion rates based upon recent claim development patterns under the plan; and (iii) the number of participants in the plan.

 

 
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Convertible Debt

 

The Company evaluates embedded conversion features within convertible debt under ASC 815 “Derivatives and Hedging” to determine whether the embedded conversion feature(s) should be bifurcated from the host instrument and accounted for as a derivative at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings. If the conversion feature does not require derivative treatment under ASC 815, the instrument is evaluated under ASC 470-20 “Debt with Conversion and Other Options” for consideration of any beneficial conversion features.

 

Advertising Costs

 

The Company expenses all advertising as incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs totaling $379,049 and $112,163 for the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

November 30, 2018

 

 

For the Three Months Ended November 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options

 

 

1,490,829

 

 

 

750,000

 

Senior Secured Convertible Notes (Note 4)

 

 

3,390,228

 

 

 

-

 

Warrants

 

 

3,511,296

 

 

 

2,570,413

 

Total potentially dilutive shares

 

 

8,392,353

 

 

 

3,320,413

 

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

At November 30, 2018, the Company has one stock-based compensation plan under which the Company may issue awards. The Company accounts for this plan under the recognition and measurement principles of ASC 718, Compensation- Stock Compensation, which requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, to be recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations on their fair values.

 

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. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company since our Initial Public Offering. Any changes in these highly subjective assumptions significantly impact stock-based compensation expense.

 

The Company elected to account for forfeitures as they occur, as such, compensation cost previously recognized for an award that is forfeited because of the failure to satisfy a service condition is revised in the period of forfeiture.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year’s data to confirm to the current year’s presentation. Such reclassifications had no impact on the Company’s financial condition, operating results, cash flows or stockholder’s equity.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. For all entities, amendments are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. The amendments on changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. Early adoption is permitted. An entity is permitted to early adopt any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of ASU No. 2018-13 and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until their effective date. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact this guidance will have on the condensed consolidated financial statements, if any.

 

In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases. For entities that early adopted Topic 842, the amendments are effective upon issuance of ASU 2018-10, and the transition requirements are the same as those in Topic 842. For entities that have not adopted Topic 842, the effective date and transition requirements will be the same as the effective date and transition requirements in Topic 842. ASU 2018-10 will be effective for use for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact this guidance will have on the consolidated financial statements, if any.

 

 
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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 December 15, 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.

 

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 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.

 

 
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Note 3: Going Concern

 

As of November 30, 2018, the Company had cash of $0.2 million and a working capital deficiency of $12.9 million. During the quarter year ended November 30, 2018, the Company used approximately $1.6 million of cash in its operation. The Company has incurred recurring losses resulted in an accumulated deficit of $28 million as of November 30, 2018. These conditions raise substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as 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 and repay its liabilities when they become due.

 

Historically, the Company’s principal source of financing has come through the sale of its common stock and issuance of convertible notes. The Company successfully completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on NASDAQ on June 29, 2017, raising a total of $12 million ($10.9 million net of costs). 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).

 

Exclusive of the development costs, the Company is currently using $1.2 million each quarter from its operations or approximately $0.4 million per month. The Company continues to experience significant growth in the number of worksite employees, which would generate additional administrative fees that would offset the current level of operating cash burn. Since November 30, 2018, the Company has added, through executed service agreements, approximately 25 clients, servicing approximately 3,300 worksite employees with approximately $85.9 million in additional gross billings per year.

 

The remaining key features (scheduling and intermediation) of the Company’s mobile application will be fully released in the first calendar quarter of 2019. The onboarding feature has already been released, but the scheduling and intermediation features have been postponed pending additional financing which is expected to come during the first calendar of 2019. The Company also developed an additional driver management layer to its mobile platform and plans to begin using this “delivery feature” of its mobile platform during the first calendar quarter of 2019.

 

The deployment of these features, expected in the first calendar quarter of 2019, would further accelerate the growth as the Company’s clients would be able to remediate their turnover and associated costs and self-deliver a brand intended experience and retain profit currently given away to third party delivery platforms. The Company’s plans and expectations for the next 12 months include raising capital to help fund expansion of its operations, including the final development of its mobile application users features. The Company engaged an investment banking firm to assist the Company in (i) preparing information materials, (ii) advising the Company concerning the structure, price and conditions, and (iii) organizing the marketing efforts with potential investors in connection with a financing transaction.

 

 
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The Company’s management believes that the Company’s current cash position, along with its revenue growth and the financing from potential institutional investors will be sufficient to fund its operations for at least a year from the date these financials are available. If these sources do not provide the capital necessary to fund the Company’s operations during the next twelve months from the date of this report, the Company may need to curtail certain aspects of its operations or expansion activities, consider the sale of its assets, or consider other means of financing. The Company can give no assurance that it will be successful in implementing its business plan and obtaining financing on terms advantageous to the Company or that any such additional financing would be available to the Company. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments from this uncertainty.

 

Note 4: Senior Secured Convertible Note Payable

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company issued convertible notes in the principal amount of $10 million for a purchase price of $9 million to institutional investors, bearing interest at a rate of 8%, with maturity date of September 4, 2019, for cash proceeds of $8.4 million for mobile application development and support, IT and HR platform development and support and working capital. The Company incurred approximately $0.6 million of debt issuance costs that are incremental costs directly related to the issuance of the senior secured convertible notes payable.

 

Concurrently with the sale of the notes, the Company also granted warrants to purchase 1,004,016 shares of common stock to its institutional investors and also granted warrants to purchase 216,867 shares of common stock to its investment banker as placement fees, at an exercise price of $2.49, subject to down round price protection adjustment, as defined in the agreements.

 

The terms of convertible notes are summarized as follows:

 

 

·

Term: September 4, 2019;

 

 

 

 

·

Coupon: 8%;

 

 

 

 

·

Convertible at the option of the holder at any time;

 

 

 

 

·

Conversion price is initially set at $2.49 but subject to down round price protection. After the maturity, the conversion price will be set subsequently at the lesser of the then conversion price and 85% of the volume weighted average price for the trading date immediately prior to the application conversion date; and

 

 

 

 

·

Monthly amortization of principal either in cash at a 10% premium or in stock, subject to equity conditions, at a 15% discount to the lowest volume weighted average price, at the option of the  Company.

 

The Company had the following principal balances under its convertible notes outstanding as of November 30, 2018 and August 31, 2018:

 

 

 

November

 30,

 

 

August

31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2018

 

8% Senior Secured Convertible notes, Principal (in default)

 

$ 10,000,000

 

 

$ 10,000,000

 

Less debt discount costs

 

 

(462,871 )

 

 

(617,162 )

Less debt issuance costs

 

 

(1,669,692 )

 

 

(2,226,323 )

Less Principal converted to common stock

 

 

(1,558,333 )

 

 

-

 

Total outstanding convertible notes, net

 

 

6,309,104

 

 

 

7,156,515

 

Less current portion of convertible notes payable

 

 

(6,309,104 )

 

 

(7,156,515 )

Long-term convertible notes payable

 

$ -

 

 

$ -

 

 

 
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The Company recognized amortization expense related to the debt discount and debt issuance costs of $710,922 and $0 for the three months ended November 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which is included in interest expense in the statements of operations.

 

For the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, the interest expense on convertible notes was $0, respectively. The Company applied the interest paid in cash and interest paid in equity against the make whole provision, which represents guaranteed twelve months of coupon payments since the Company was in default from its registration rights agreements. As of November 30, 2018, and August 31, 2018, the balance in the make whole accrual amounts to $446,555 and $608,889, respectively, and such amount was accrued as of November 30, 2018 and August 31, 2018.

 

During the three months ended November 30, 2018, the Company converted $1,558,332 of principal and $86,778 accrued interest into shares of commons to our institutional investors and issued 664,923 shares of common stock.

 

Event of default

 

The Company executed registration rights agreements with each of its institutional investors. These registration rights agreements require, among other things, that the initial registration statement should be (a) filed within 30 days of June 4, 2018, and (b) declared effective within 90 days of June 4, 2018. Our registration statement was filed on October 1, 2018 and it was declared effective by the SEC on October 29, 2018; thus, both the filing and effectiveness deadlines were missed.

 

The Company recorded in its condensed consolidated financial statements the mandatory default amount as stipulated in the convertible note agreements. As of November 30, 2018 and August 31, 2018, the Company recorded approximately $3.5 million, which is reported under current liabilities in its condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

On December 20, 2018, the Company entered into settlement agreements with its institutional investors, which resolves all disputes relating to technical defaults by the Company in failing to meet deadlines for filing a registration statement and for having a registration statement effective by the SEC. As a result of such settlement, the Company increased the principal amount of the convertible notes by $888,888 in full settlement of the previously accrued $3.5 million default amount thereby decreasing the total liabilities reported on the Company’s November 30, 2018, and August 31, 2018, balance sheet by $2.6 million, respectively.

 

Note 5: 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 three months ended November 30, 2018, the Company issued 142,500 and 125,000 shares of common stock following the exercise of warrants with an exercise price of $2 and $3, respectively, and received gross proceeds of $660,000.

 

During the three months ended November 30, 2017, 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.

 

As described more fully above in note 4, the Company issued 664,923 shares of common stock in satisfaction of principal and accrued interest following conversion of convertible notes into shares of common stock.

 

On September 28, 2017, the Company granted each 26,316 common shares, through the ShiftPixy, Inc., Plan to two of its independent directors, Whitney White and Sean Higgins at a fair value of $2.85 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 (September 28, 2018) of service under the executed agreement. For the three months ended November 30, 2018, the Company recognized $75,000 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity.

 

On November 30, 2018, the Company granted 12,296 common shares, through the ShiftPixy, Inc., Plan to Ken Weaver, Chairman of its Audit Committee, at a fair value of $3.05 per share. For the three months ended November 30, 2018, the Company recognized $37,500 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity.

 

During the three months ended November 30, 2017, the Company recognized 12,432 shares of common stock for services that vested during the three months ended November 30, 2017, at a fair value of $47,240.

 

The following tables summarize our warrants outstanding as of November 30, 2018:

 

 

 

Number

 of

 shares

 

 

Weighted

average

 remaining

life

(years)

 

 

Weighted

average

exercise

price

 

Warrants outstanding, August 31, 2018,

 

 

3,778,796

 

 

 

2.13

 

 

$ 2.84

 

Issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Exercised)

 

 

(267,500 )

 

 

0.45

 

 

$ 2.47

 

(Cancelled)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Expired)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Warrants outstanding, November 30, 2018,

 

 

3,511,296

 

 

 

2.00

 

 

$ 2.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants exercisable, November 30, 2018,

 

 

3,511,296

 

 

 

2.00

 

 

$ 2.87

 

 

 
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The following table summarizes information about warrants outstanding as of November 30, 2018:

 

Exercise price

 

 

Warrants Outstanding

 

 

Weighted average life of outstanding warrants in years

 

$

2.00

 

 

 

776,300

 

 

 

0.3

 

$

2.49

 

 

 

1,220,883

 

 

 

5.0

 

$

3.00

 

 

 

878,800

 

 

 

0.3

 

$

4.00

 

 

 

535,313

 

 

 

0.3

 

$

6.90

 

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

3.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,511,296

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

Note 6: Stock based Compensation

 

The Company granted options to purchase an aggregate total of 235,000 and 35,000 shares of common stock during the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively. The Company recognized approximately $77,000 and $70,000 of compensation expense in the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively. The weighted average remaining contract life of the options is 9.14 and 9.61 years, respectively.

 

The total intrinsic value of options as of November 30, 2018, and 2017, is $135,424 and $0, respectively.

 

Stock option activity during the three months ended November 30, 2018, is summarized as follows:

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

Options outstanding at August 31, 2018

 

 

1,348,745

 

 

$ 3.45

 

Exercised

 

 

-

 

 

$ -

 

Granted

 

 

235,000

 

 

 

3.79

 

Forfeited

 

 

(92,916 )

 

$ 3.06

 

Expired

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Options outstanding at November 30, 2018

 

 

1,490,829

 

 

$ 3.53

 

 

Note 7: Related Parties

 

J. Stephen Holmes, our Sales Manager is an advisor to and significant shareholder of the Company. The Company incurred $180,000 and $170,000 in professional fees for management consulting services in the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively.

 

On September 28, 2018, Sean Higgins, one of the Company’s independent directors, was awarded 13,158 shares for services at an assumed fair value of $2.85. For the quarter ended November 30, 2018, the Company recognized $37,500 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity for the potion that fully vested at quarter end. The Company also recorded $21,000 and $0 as compensation for his role as independent director for the quarter ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively.

 

On September 28, 2018, Whitney White, one of the Company’s independent directors, was awarded 13,158 shares for services at an assumed fair value of $2.85. For the quarter ended November 30, 2018, the Company recognized $37,500 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity for the portion that fully vested at quarter end. The Company also recorded $22,500 and $0 as compensation for his role as independent director for the quarter ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively.

 

On November 30, 2018, the Board of Directors awarded 12,296 shares of common stock at an assumed fair value of $3.05 to Kenneth W. Weaver. For the quarter ended November 30, 2018, the Company recognized $37,500 of compensation expense in its shareholders’ equity. For the quarter ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, the Company recorded $22,500 and $0, respectively, as compensation for his role as independent director.

 

 
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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.

 

Lyons Capital, LLC, Litigation

 

On June 21, 2018, ShiftPixy was served with a summons and complaint in connection with a claim by Lyons Capital, LLC, arising out of a contract wherein ShiftPixy, Inc., agreed to pay Lyons Capital, LLC, a total of 210,000 shares of the company’s common stock in exchange for introductions to brokers, research coverage, funds, investment banking firms, and market makers as well as board representation and business opportunities and for promotion of the company at Lyons Capital, LLC’s annual conference. This lawsuit is in the initial stages; the financial impact to the Company, if any, cannot be estimated. No liability has been recorded for this matter at this time.

 

Maribel Ramirez Litigation

 

On May 1, 2018, claimant, Maribel Ramirez, filed a class action lawsuit, naming our subsidiary, Shift Human Capital Management Inc., and its client as defendants, claiming that she was forced to work hours for which she was not paid and denied lunch breaks, and rest periods, etc., to which she was entitled, and also claiming in separate government complaints that she was discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. This lawsuit is in the initial stages; the financial impact to the Company, if any, cannot be estimated. No liability has been recorded for this matter at this time. In the event of an unfavorable outcome the Company’s client is obligated contractually to indemnify the Company for misreported hours and portions of the claim would be covered under the Company’s employment practices liability insurance.

 

Note 9: Subsequent Events

 

The Company granted 60,000 incentive stock options to employees with a weighted average grant-date exercise price of $2.62, which vest over a service period of 48 months. The stock options were valued using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model.

 

The Company issued 1,285,245 shares of common stock as repayment of $1,780,606 in principal and $139,300 in accrued interest of convertible notes.

 

On December 7, 2018, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution providing for the award on December 11, 2018, to two of its independent directors Sean Higgins and Whitney White, of 32,895 shares for services each, as part of their compensation under their Director Agreements for the 1 year period ending as of September 29, 2019; 50% of the shares will vest on March 28, 2019, following the completion of six months of service, the remaining 50% of the shares will vest on September 27, 2019 following the completion of another year of service under their Director agreements through that date.

 

On December 20, 2018, the Company entered into settlement agreements with its institutional investors relating to technical defaults by the Company in failing to meet deadlines set forth in agreements between the Company and the investors for filing a registration statement and for having the registration statement declared effective by the SEC. Under the settlement agreements, the Company increased the principal amount of the notes payable to the investors by $888,888 in full settlement of the previously accrued $3.5 million default amount thereby decreasing the total liabilities reported on the Company’s November 30, 2018, and August 31, 2018, balance sheet by $2.6 million, respectively.

 

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 jobs, commonly called “gigs,” are performed.

 

The trend toward a Gig Economy has begun. A study by Ardent Partners confirms that the trend is significant, noting that “nearly 38% of the world’s total workforce is now considered ‘non-employee,’ which includes contingent/contract workers, temporary staff, gig workers, freelancers, professional services, and independent contractors.” Ardent Partners Ltd. “The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2016-2017: Adapting to a New World of Work.” October 2016. In the Gig Economy, businesses such as those in our current target market in the restaurant and hospitality industries often contract with independent contractor workers to perform less than full-time gig engagements, primarily in the form of shift work. We are endeavoring to participate in the rapidly growing Gig Economy through an employment-related service offering.

 

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 requirements, 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 to reduce 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.

 

Gig/Shift Workers, whom we also call “shifters,” face significant 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 via a service offering that entails two principal elements (that we refer to collectively as our “Ecosystem”):

 

 

·

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 is 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, with ShiftPixy shouldering all 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 designed to mitigate employee turnover that financially and operationally impacts clients in our target market.

 

·

ShiftPixy Shifter Solution: Shifters fulfilling shifts at one of ShiftPixy’s clients can now access shift work with other ShiftPixy clients and will ultimately be able to do so quickly and easily 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 first calendar year 2019, provided adequate funding is available to complete our development activities, the ShiftPixy mobile application will enable not only ShiftPixy shift employees but also shifters outside the ShiftPixy Ecosystem, many of them Millennials who frequently connect to the outside world through mobile devices, to access available shifts at all of ShiftPixy’s participating clients. In addition to the benefits of working as employees rather than independent contractors, 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 in Irvine, California, from which it can reach the Southern California market. ShiftPixy opened offices in New York City, Austin, Texas, Orlando, Florida and Chicago, 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: San Francisco and Miami.

 

These markets collectively account for or allow the Company 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 November 30, 2018, an aggregate of approximately 200 clients with an aggregate of approximately 9,280 employees, including 6,720 employees of ShiftPixy and ShiftableHR that we provide to our clients and 2,560 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 November 30, 2018.

 

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

 

 

· Large potential market;

 

 

 

 

· The ACA-related burdens placed on employers with over 50 full-time employees;

 

 

 

 

· Marketing advantages from strategic insurance provider relationships;

 

 

 

 

· The new ShiftPixy Mobil App designed to provide additional benefits to ShiftPixy’s client businesses and shift workers;

 

 

 

 

· The ultimate development of a ShiftPixy Ecosystem;

 

 

 

 

· Mitigation of employment law compliance risks, and

 

 

 

 

· The new driver management layer in the ShiftPixy ecosystem allowing clients to use their own team members to deliver a brand intended experience and preserve their brand, customer experience, customer data and avoid the 30 percent fees paid to third-party delivery platforms.
 

 
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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 and 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 both compliance and cost saving advantages.

 

Shift Human Capital Management Inc.: We formed Shift Human Capital Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, in December 2015, 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 November 30, 2018, ShiftableHR had 122 clients with 5,400 worksite employees, including 2,560 employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services.

 

Significant Developments in Q1 2019

 

Offices Update

 

The Company headquarters is situated in Irvine, California and the Company opened offices in New York City, Austin, Texas, Chicago and the Orlando area from which its local sales/services representatives will secure and service clients in those areas. We are currently focused on clients in the restaurant and hospitality industries. California continue to be our largest market and account for approximately 82% of our gross billings. Texas continues to be our second largest market at about 6%. The other locations have not yet impacted in a meaningful way our revenue. Of note, the Company has onboarded during the quarter large franchisees of national brands in the State of Washington and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and these states now account for approximately 7%, combined, of our gross billings.

 

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, shifters not currently in our Ecosystem) will be able to find available shifts at ShiftPixy client locations, solving a problem of finding available shifts for both the shifters looking for additional shifts and businesses looking to fill open shifts.

 

 
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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.

 

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 will be completed in the first calendar quarter of 2019, is 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 first calendar quarter of 2019, 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 first calendar quarter of 2019; 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 currently have in our Southern California market. 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 first calendar quarter of 2019. 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 is the driver onboarding, which was completed by the end of our third calendar 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. We plan to begin using the “delivery features” of our mobile platform during the first calendar quarter of 2019

 

Performance Highlights

 

Q1 FYE 2019 vs. Q1 FYE 2018

 

 

· Served approximately 200 clients and co-employed average 9,280 worksite employees, a 63.3% increase in average worksite employees compared to the same period in FYE 2018, and

 

 

 

 

· Processed approximately $70.9 million in gross billings, an increase of 76.5% over the same period in 2018.

 

Our financial performance for the first quarter ended November 30, 2018, compared to the same quarterly period ended November 30, 2017, included:

 

 
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Revenues increased 61.5% to $10.5 million resulting from increased number of worksite employees the Company is currently servicing.

 

Cost of Revenue increased 35.5% to $7.1 million due to increased number of worksite employees, offset by a reduction in cost of revenue attributable to taxes since the credit reduction for the state of California was waived in November 2018.

 

Operating expenses slightly increased by 1.9% to $4.7 million in the quarter ended November 30, 2018, from $4.6 million in the quarter ended November 30, 2017. Payroll related expenses, commissions and general and administrative expenses increased due to increased volume of operation, offset by a decrease in software development.

 

Interest expense increased by 100% to $0.7 million resulting from the amortization of the debt discount and debt issuance costs related to our recent financing.

 

Net Loss decreased to $2.0 million or $0.07 per diluted share, from $3.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table summarizes the condensed consolidated results of our operations for the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017 (Unaudited).

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

November 30,

2018

 

 

November 30,

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (gross billings of $70.9 million and $40.2 million less worksite employee payroll cost of $60.4 million and $33.7 million, respectively)

 

$ 10,519,990

 

 

$ 6,511,919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

7,134,168

 

 

 

5,266,403

 

Gross profit

 

 

3,385,822

 

 

 

1,245,516

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries, wages and payroll taxes

 

 

1,794,965

 

 

 

1,180,489

 

Stock-based compensation - general and administrative

 

 

77,222

 

 

 

70,296

 

Commissions

 

 

553,216

 

 

 

271,630

 

Professional fees

 

 

624,045

 

 

 

492,455

 

Software development

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1,900,000

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

187,723

 

 

 

17,694

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,127,915

 

 

 

654,169

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

4,675,086

 

 

 

4,586,733

 

Operating Loss

 

 

(1,289,264 )

 

 

(3,341,217 )

Other Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(710,922 )

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$ (2,000,186 )

 

$ (3,341,217 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

$ (0.07 )

 

$ (0.12 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

28,921,300

 

 

 

26,767,850

 

 

 
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Revenue for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $4.0 million or 61.5% to $10.5 million, compared to $6.5 million for the three months ended November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 31, 2018, increased by $30.7 million or 76.5% to $70.9 million, compared to $40.2 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

The payroll cost of our worksite employees account for 83.4 % and 83.3% of our gross billings for the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively. As such, the mark- up components of gross billings account for approximately 15% and 16% for the three months ended November 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively.

 

Revenues’ increase was primarily due to the increase in worksite employee by an average of 3,521 to an average of 8,990 employees, compared to 5,470 employees in the three months ended November 30, 2017. Revenues are recognized ratably over the payroll period as worksite employees perform their service at the client worksite.

 

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 November 30, 2018, increased by $1.8 million or 35.5% to $7.1 million, compared to $5.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

Approximately $3.4 million is attributed to the additional worksite employees the Company is servicing, which increased by 3,521 from an average of 5,470 employees for the three months ended November 30, 2017, to an average of 8,990 employees for the three months ended November 30, 2018.

 

The above increase was offset by the reversal of approximately $1.0 million of California Federal unemployment Tax since this credit reduction was waived. If states have outstanding Federal Unemployment Account (“FUA”) loans on January 1 of two consecutive years and have not paid off the balance by November 10, they are subject to a credit reduction on their Federal Unemployment Tax rate until the balance has been paid off. California paid its FUA loans earlier this year and has not taken out additional loans by November 10, 2018, as such the State will not be a credit reduction state for 2018.

 

Gross Profit for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $2.1 million or 171.8% to $3.4 million, compared to $1.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017. The gross profit, as a percentage of revenues, increased from 19.1% for the three months ended November 30, 2017, to 32.2% for the three months ended November 30, 2018. Such increase is mainly attributable to the positive financial impact of the reversal of accrued California FUTA credit reduction by approximately $1m in the three months ended November 30, 2018. Such increase is also due to the administrative fees the Company is charging its clients, which increased by $0.5 million or 64.5% to $1.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2018, from $0.8m for the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

Total Operating Expenses for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $0.1 million or 1.9% to $4.7 million compared to $4.6 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

Our payroll costs for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $0.6 million to $1.9 million compared to $1.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017. Approximately $0.5 million of the increase is attributed to the increase in our corporate payroll employees from an average of 41 for the three months ended November 30, 2017, to 57 employees for the three months ended November 30, 2018. Approximately $0.1 million of the increase is attributed to the additional employee benefits due to increased corporate employee, increased benefits premiums rate by approximately 10% in July 2018 and increased enrollments among our ShiftableHR PEO clients.

 

 
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Commissions for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $0.3 million or 103.7% to $0.6 million compared to $0.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017. Such increase is a direct result of the increased volume of activity and additional commissions paid to our internal sales force.

 

Professional fees for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $0.1m or 26.7% to $0.6 million, from $0.5 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017. Such increase results from additional fees paid to our sales director and majority shareholder, additional fees paid to our directors and various recruiting fees.

 

Depreciation & Amortization increased by $0.2 million to $0.2 million in the three months ended November 30, 2018. The Company capitalized $3.2 million of software development costs related to the application development stage as of November 30, 2018 as opposed to $0 as of November 30, 2017.

 

General and Administrative expenses for the three months ended November 30, 2018, increased by $0.6 million or 95.8% to $1.3 million, from $0.7 million in the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

Approximately $0.3 million is attributable to marketing expenses resulting from management’s decision to build awareness of its business proposition, fees incurred for conferences, various publications and also to develop business opportunities.

 

Approximately $0.3 million is attributable to increased rent expense following our geographical expansion, accrued penalties resulting from late remittances of payroll tax liabilities and additional insurance expenses.

 

Net loss/Income. As a result of the explanations described above, the net loss for the three months ended November 30, 2018, was $2.0 million, compared to a net loss of $3.3 million for the three months ended November 30, 2017.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of November 30, 2018, the Company had cash of $0.2 million and a working capital deficiency of $12.9 million. During the quarter year ended November 30, 2018, the Company used approximately $1.6 million of cash in its operation. The Company has incurred recurring losses resulted in an accumulated deficit of $28 million as of November 30, 2018. These conditions raise substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as 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 and repay its liabilities when they become due.

 

Historically, the Company’s principal source of financing has come through the sale of its common stock and issuance of convertible notes. The Company successfully completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on NASDAQ on June 29, 2017, raising a total of $12 million ($10.9 million net of costs). 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).

 

Exclusive of the development costs, the Company is currently using $1.2 million each quarter from its operations or approximately $0.4 million per month. The Company continues to experience significant growth in the number of worksite employees, which would generate additional administrative fees that would offset the current level of operating cash burn. Since November 30, 2018, the Company has added, through executed service agreements, approximately 25 clients, servicing approximately 3,300 worksite employees with approximately $85.9 million in additional gross billings per year.

 

 
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The remaining key features (scheduling and intermediation) of the Company’s mobile application will be fully released in the first calendar quarter of 2019. The onboarding feature has already been released, but the scheduling and intermediation features have been postponed pending additional financing which is expected to come during the first calendar of 2019. The Company also developed an additional driver management layer to its mobile platform and plans to begin using this “delivery feature” of its mobile platform during the first calendar quarter of 2019.

 

The deployment of these features, expected in the first calendar quarter of 2019, would further accelerate growth as the Company’s clients would be able to remediate their turnover and associated costs and self-deliver a brand intended experience and retain profit currently given away to third party delivery platforms.

 

The Company’s plans and expectations for the next 12 months include raising capital to help fund expansion of its operations, including the final development of its mobile application users features. The Company engaged an investment banking firm to assist the Company in (i) preparing information materials, (ii) advising the Company concerning the structure, price and conditions, and (iii) organizing the marketing efforts with potential investors in connection with a financing transaction.

 

The Company’s management believes thatthe Company’s current cash position, along with its revenue growth and the financing from potential institutional investors will be sufficient to fund its operations for at least a year from the date these financials are available. If these sources do not provide the capital necessary to fund the Company’s operations during the next twelve months from the date of this report, the Company may need to curtail certain aspects of its operations or expansion activities, consider the sale of its assets, or consider other means of financing. The Company can give no assurance that it will be successful in implementing its business plan and obtaining financing on terms advantageous to the Company or that any such additional financing would be available to the Company. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments from this uncertainty.

 

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.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measure

 

 

 

Three Months Ended November 30,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Gross Billings

 

$ 70,891,927

 

 

$ 40,176,773

 

Less: Adjustment to gross billings

 

 

60,371,937

 

 

 

33,664,854

 

Revenues

 

$ 10,519,990

 

 

$ 6,511,919

 

 

Material Commitments

 

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.

 

 
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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.

 

New and Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

For a listing of our new and recently adopted accounting standards, see note 2, Summary of significant accounting policies, of the Condensed Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in “Part I, Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)” of this report.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures 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.

 

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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 2018, of the evaluation of effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2018, based on the framework stated by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

 

 
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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 November 30, 2018, our management concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were not effective as of November 30, 2018. 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 November 30, 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. The Company is in the process of finalizing written policies and procedures to formalize the requirements of GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

During the quarter ended November 30, 2018, there have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 
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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors.

 

(a) Legal Proceedings.

 

The Company is a party to various legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business which, in the opinion of the Company, are not material in that management either expects that the Company will be successful on the merits of the pending cases or that any liabilities resulting from such cases will be substantially covered by insurance. While it is impossible to estimate with certainty the ultimate legal and financial liability with respect to these actions, management believes that the aggregate amount of such liabilities will not be material to the results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the Company. There have been no material developments to the litigations disclosed in our Annual Report in Form 10-K.

 

(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 three months ended November 30, 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 three months ended November 30, 2018, certain shareholders who had acquired securities under our past 506(b) offerings, exercised warrants to acquire 142,500 and 125,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 and $3.00, respectively, per share in the amount of $660,000.

 

 
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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, 2,103,745 options and 177,224 shares have been designated by the Board of Directors for issuance through the date of filing of this Quarterly Report, provided, however, that approximately 612,916 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.

 

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.

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company issued convertible notes in the principal amount of $10 million for a purchase price of $9 million to institutional investors, bearing interest at a rate of 8%, with maturity date of September 4, 2019, for cash proceeds of $8.4million. The Company executed registration rights agreements with each of its institutional investors. These registrations rights agreements required, among other things, that the initial registration statement should be (a) filed within 30 days of June 4, 2018 and (b) declared effective within 90 days of June 4, 2018. Our registration statement was filed on October 1, 2018, and it was declared effective on October 29, 2018.

 

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 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO EXCHANGE ACT RULE 13a-14(a), AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO EXCHANGE ACT RULE 13a-14(a), AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

 

32.1 *

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

32.2 *

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 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: January 11, 2019

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

January 11, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Patrice H. Launay

Patrice H. Launay

Principal Financial Officer

January 11, 2019

 

 
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

Document Description

31.1

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO EXCHANGE ACT RULE 13a-14(a), AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002.

31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO EXCHANGE ACT RULE 13a-14(a), AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

32.1 *

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

32.2 *

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 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: January 11, 2019

By:

/s/ Scott W. Absher

Scott W. Absher

Chief Executive Officer

 

pixy_ex312.htm

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: January 11, 2019

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 November 30, 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: January 11, 2019

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.

pixy_ex322.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 November 30, 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: January 11, 2019

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.