|3 Months Ended|
Nov. 30, 2022
|Stockholders' Deficit||Stockholders’ Deficit
In September 2016, the founding shareholders of the Company were granted options to acquire preferred stock of the Company (the “Preferred Options”). The number of Preferred Options granted was based upon the number of shares held at the time of the grant. These Preferred Options are nontransferable and forfeited upon the sale of the related founding shares of common stock held by the option holder. Upon the occurrence of certain specified events, such founding shareholders can exercise each Preferred Option to purchase one share of preferred stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.0001 per share. The preferred stock underlying the Preferred Options does not include any rights to dividends or preference upon liquidation of the Company and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock on a one-for-one basis. Upon consummation of the Vensure Asset Sale in January 2020, a total of 24,634,560 Preferred Options became exercisable and exchangeable into an equal number of shares of the Company's common stock.
On June 4, 2020, Scott W. Absher, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, exercised 12,500,000 Preferred Options to purchase 12,500,000 shares of the Company's preferred stock for an aggregate purchase price of $1,250. Immediately following the exercise of the Preferred Options, Mr. Absher elected to convert the 12,500,000 shares of preferred stock into 12,500,000 shares of common stock, which were subject to a 24-month lock-up period during which such shares could not be traded. Between July 20, 2020 and November 30, 2020, an additional 294,490 Preferred Options were exercised and converted into 294,490 shares of common stock, which were subject to a six-month lock up period at the time they were issued, during which such shares could not be traded on the open market. As of November 30, 2022, the restrictions on all of these shares have been lifted, rendering them freely tradable.
On October 22, 2021, the Company’s board of directors canceled 11,790,000 Preferred Options previously issued to its co-founder, J. Stephen Holmes. Accordingly, these Preferred Options are no longer exercisable. A total of 37,570 Preferred Options issued pursuant to the September 2016 grant and triggered by the Vensure Asset Sale remain unexercised.
The amount of Preferred Options, and the number of shares of preferred stock issuable upon exercise of such options, is based upon the number of shares of common stock held by the option holders at the time the Preferred Options were issued in September 2016. Accordingly, in order to confirm the original intent of the granting of up to 25,000,000 Preferred Options to Mr. Absher, it has always been the Company’s intent to adopt a second grant of an additional 12,500,000 Preferred Options to Mr. Absher, whereby each option permits the holder to acquire one share of the Company’s preferred stock for $0.0001 per share. On August 13, 2021, consistent with this intent, the Company granted 12,500,000 Preferred Options to Mr. Absher to purchase shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 for consideration of $0.0001 per share. Each Preferred Option is exercisable for a period of twenty-four months upon (i) the acquisition of a Controlling Interest (as defined below) in the Company by any single shareholder or group of shareholders acting in concert (other than Mr. Absher), or (ii) the announcement of (x) any proposed merger, consolidation, or business combination in which the Company’s Common Stock is changed or exchanged, or (y) any sale or distribution of at least 50% of the Company’s assets or earning power, other than through a reincorporation. Each share of Preferred Stock is convertible into Common Stock on a one-for-one basis. “Controlling Interest” means the ownership or control of outstanding voting shares of the Company sufficient to enable the acquiring person, directly or indirectly and individually or in concert with others, to exercise one-fifth or more of all the voting power of the Company in the election of directors or any other business matter on which shareholders have the right to vote under the Wyoming Business Corporation Act.
On July 14, 2022, the Board of the Company approved the issuance to the Company’s founder and principal shareholder, Scott Absher, of 12,500,000 shares of the Company’s Preferred Class A Stock ("Preferred Shares"), par value $0.0001 per share, in exchange for (a) the surrender by Mr. Absher of his options to acquire 12,500,000 Preferred Shares, which Preferred Options provide for exercise upon certain triggering events as described above, and as detailed in the Company's prior filings, and (b) the tender of payment by Mr. Absher of the sum of $5,000, representing four times the par value for such Preferred Shares. The Company evaluated the Preferred Shares on the same date using Level 2 inputs based on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock. The resulting allocated common share price was then discounted for a lack of marketability of
shares, which yielded a fair value of $0.2322 per Preferred Share. The Company used the following assumptions to value the expense related to the Preferred Shares: (i) life of 10 years; (ii) risk free rate of 3.1%; (iii) volatility of 125.7%; (iv) exercise price of $0.0001 per share; and (v) a fair value of $0.3 per share of the Company’s common stock. These were recorded as compensation expense in the general and administrative expenses during the fiscal year August 31, 2022.
On September 1,, 2022, Mr. Absher converted 8,600,000 Preferred Shares to 8,600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Pursuant to Rule 144, these 8,000,000 shares of common stock are subject to a six-month holding period during which they may not be sold in the marketplace. All of the 8,6,00,000 preferred shares were converted into common shares on September 1, 2022, after the Company's reverse stock split had taken effect.
On August 12, 2022, the Company entered into an agreement with Mr. Absher whereby he waived claims to certain unpaid compensation due to him through July 31, 2022, totaling $820,793, in exchange for an option to receive 4,100,000 shares of the Company's Preferred Class A Stock. The Company evaluated the Preferred Shares on the same date using Level 2 inputs based on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock. The resulting allocated common share price was then discounted for a lack of marketability of shares, which yielded a fair value of $0.2025 per Preferred Share. The Company used the following assumptions to value the expense related to the Preferred Shares: (i) life of 10 years; (ii) risk free rate of 3.0%; (iii) volatility of 125.7%; (iv) exercise price of $0.0001 per share; and (v) a fair value of $0.2 per share of the Company’s common stock. Pursuant to Rule 144, these 4,100,000, when converted into shares of common stock are subject to a six-month holding period during which they may not be sold in the marketplace. All of the 8,600,000 preferred shares were converted into common stock on September 1, 2022, after the Company's reverse stock split had taken effect. As of November 30, 2022, there were no preferred shares options or preferred shares outstanding. As a result of this transaction, the Company recorded a preferential dividend of 127,145,000 based upon the incremental value of the stock that was held prior to the reverse stock split and the date of preferred stock conversion to common stock. In addition, this had no effect on stockholders' deficit.
Prior to the shareholder vote to approve the reverse stock split, the Company on August 2, 2022, amended its Articles of Incorporation to hereby state that the preferred stock will not be split adjusted if the common stock reverse stock split is effectuated. The reverse stock split was subsequently approved by the shareholders, and effectively the terms and conditions of the preferred stock were “deemed modified” and treated as an extinguishment (in accordance with ASC 470-50 and ASC 260-10-S99-2 for the disproportionate value received (the carrying value compared to the fair value received).
Common Stock and Warrants
During the three months ended November 30, 2022, the Company closed the following transactions:
September 2022 Private Placement
On September 20, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with a large institutional investor (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to which the Company sold to the Purchaser an aggregate of 416,667 shares (the “Shares”) of its common stock together with warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase up to 833,334 shares of common stock (collectively, the “Offering”). Each share of common stock and two accompanying Warrants were sold together at a combined offering price of $12.00. The Warrants are exercisable for a period of seven years commencing upon issuance at an exercise price of $12.00, subject to adjustment. The Offering closed on September 23, 2022. The net gross proceeds to the Company from the Offering was $4,738,000.
In connection with the Purchase Agreement, the Company and the Purchaser entered into amendment No. 1 to warrants (the “Warrant Amendment”). Pursuant to the Warrant Amendment, the exercise price of (i) 25,233 warrants issued on September 3, 2021, and (ii) 98,969 warrants issued on January 28, 2022, was reduced to $0.01., As a result of the change in exercise price, the Company recorded an expense of $106,000. The incremental change in the fair market values was based upon the Black Scholes option pricing model with the following inputs. Risk free interest of 3.7%, expected volatility of 149.4%, dividend yield of 0% and expected term of 6.7 to 6.8 years.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (the “Placement Agent”) acted as the exclusive placement agent in connection with the Offering pursuant to the terms of a placement agent agreement, dated September 20, 2022, between the Company and the Placement Agent (the “Placement Agent Agreement”). Pursuant to the Placement Agent Agreement, the Company paid the Placement Agent a fee equal to 7.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from the Offering. In addition to the cash fee, the Company issued to the Placement Agent warrants to purchase up to 20,833 shares of common stock (5% of the number of shares sold in the Offering (the “Placement Agent Warrants”). The Placement Agent Warrants will be exercisable for a period commencing six months from issuance, will expire four years from the effectiveness of a registration statement for the resale of the underlying shares, and have an initial exercise price of $13.20 per share.
On September 1, 2022, after the Company's reverse stock split had taken effect, Mr. Absher converted 8,600,000 of his shares of Preferred Class A Stock to 8,600,000 shares of our common stock, see Note 9.
The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s common stock and Prefunded Warrants from August 31, 2022 to November 30, 2022
The following table summarizes the Company’s warrants outstanding as of November 30, 2022 (Unaudited):
(1)The September 2022 Common Warrants are exercisable exercisable commencing March 23, 2023 (six months from the date of issuance) and will terminate March 23, 2030.(2)The July 2022 Common Warrants are not exercisable until January 19, 2023.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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