SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 22, 2019
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Commission File No.001-37954
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Non-Reliance On Previously Issued Financial Statements or A Related Audit Report Or Completed Interim Review
On July 18, 2019, we determined that the following financial statements of our Company should not be relied upon:
Unaudited financial statements included in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended February 28, 2019, filed on April 15, 2019 with NASDAQ.
On June 4, 2018, the Company entered into securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement) with certain institutional investors (the “investors”) for the sale by the Company of $10,000,000 of 8% senior secured convertible notes due September 4, 2019 (the “Notes”). The Notes are repaid monthly commencing on first day of the month after the date that is the earlier of the date that a registration statement covering the shares underlying the Notes has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission or 180 days after the original issue date. The Notes provide that at any time after the original issuance date, the Notes are convertible into shares of common stock, at the option of the holder. The conversion price in effect on any conversion date is equal to $2.49, subject to adjustment, mainly related to standard anti-dilution adjustments and subsequent issuances of equity securities at effective prices that are lower than the initial conversion price (“down round”). The Notes state that “from and after the maturity date, the conversion price should be equal to the lesser of (i) the then conversion price and (ii) 85% of the volume weighted average price (“VWAP”), which is immediately prior to the applicable conversion date”.
A registration statement covering the shares underlying the Notes was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 29, 2018. Since that date and prior to Maturity Date, the Company mistakenly honored conversion requests from the investors not at $2.49 price as provided in the Notes but at a fifteen percent (15%) discount to the lowest VWAP in excess of the securities issuable pursuant to the original conversion terms, creating an induced conversion under U.S. GAAP.
U.S. GAAP requires that the additional shares issued in the conversion be treated as an inducement with an expense recognized equal to the fair value of the additional shares of common stock transferred in the transaction, with such fair value being measured as of the date of the inducement offer is accepted by the convertible debt holder. Accordingly, the Company recognized a non-cash debt conversion expense of $1.6 million for the three and six months ended February 28, 2019.
The Company notes that our independent registered firm, Marcum LLP, failed to timely identify and advise the Company of the accounting implication of the mistaken issuance of shares at a conversion price less than the original $2.49 price and the resulting issuance of additional shares from these conversions, which resulted in an inadvertent material misstatement in previously filed financial statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.
Date: July 22, 2019
/s/ Patrice H. Launay
Chief Financial Officer