Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2020

Note 4: Liquidity

As of November 30, 2020, the Company had cash of $9.1 million and a working capital surplus of $1.4 million. The Company has incurred recurring losses including during the fiscal year ending August 31, 2020 and the quarter ending November 30, 2020. The recurring losses and cash used in operations are indicators of substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as going concern for at least one year from issuance of these financial statements. The Company's plans to alleviate substantial doubt are discussed below.

Historically, the Company’s principal source of financing has come through the sale of its common stock and issuance of convertible notes. On May 26, 2020, the Company successfully completed an underwritten public offering, raising a total of $12 million ($10.3 million net of costs), and closed an additional $1.35 million ($1.24 million net of costs) between June 1, 2020 and July 7, 2020 pursuant to the underwriter’s overallotment. In October 2020, the Company closed an additional $12 million equity offering ($10.7 million net of costs). The Company's plans and expectations for the next 12 months include raising additional capital to help fund expansion of its operations, including the continued development and support of its IT and HR platform.

During Fiscal 2020, the Company instituted certain cost reductions and reduced its anticipated monthly cash needs by approximately $1 million. The Company continued its cost reduction measures during the quarter ended November 30, 2020, and continues to experience significant growth in the number of WSEs, which it expects to generate additional administrative fees. The reduction in the Company’s monthly cash needs along with the anticipated additional administrative fees earned should mitigate its current level of operational cash burn.  The Company retained its high growth business as part of the Vensure Asset Sale, which has accounted for billings and revenue growth for the customers that existed as of January 1, 2020 and who were not transferred to Vensure. The Company also retained the rights to monetize its existing pool of WSEs, including WSEs transferred to Vensure, and has begun to roll out its delivery and scheduling applications to its customers.

The Company has been and expects to continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, from which it has experienced both positive and negative impacts. Its current business focus is providing payroll services for the restaurant and hospitality industries, which have seen a reduction in payroll and consequently a reduction in payroll processing fees on a per WSE and per location basis. However, the Company believes that it provides the means for current and potential clients to adapt to many of the obstacles posed by COVID-19 by providing additional services such as delivery, which have facilitated an increase by the Company in its client and client location counts, resulting in recovery of billings lost during the first months of the pandemic. Beginning in June 2020, the Company’s billings per WSE and per location improved as lockdowns in its primary Southern California market were lifted. Although the State of California re-implemented lockdowns in November 2020, the Company believes that many of its clients have modified their businesses after the initial lockdowns to adapt somewhat to these adverse circumstances. Nevertheless, if additional lockdowns persist, the Company’s clients delay hiring or rehiring employees, or if its clients shut down operations, the Company’s ability to generate operational cash flows may be significantly impaired.

In August 2020, we signed an agreement with the Washington Hospitality Association Member Services Corporation (“Washington Hospitality”), a consortium representing approximately 200,000 potential WSEs in the food industry located in the State of Washington. This agreement expands our geographic reach and is expected to drive revenue growth starting in calendar 2021.

The Company also signed a new client in July 2020 representing a significant revenue opportunity. This client provides outsourced nurses that are paid gross wages in an amount approximately three times what the Company's typical food WSEs receive, with the Company receiving the same administrative fee rates per wage dollar paid. We believe that this client will generate new business for the Company, as the need for nurses increases to administer COVID-19 testing and vaccination services. We began to see an increase in these billed nurses in December 2020.

The Company’s management believes that the Company’s current cash position, along with its anticipated revenue growth from new customers in expanded geographic areas and industries and additional HRIS platform features introduced in late calendar 2020, expense reduction, no funded debt outstanding and future financings will be sufficient to alleviate substantial doubt and fund its operations for at least a year from the date these financials are issued. If these sources do not provide the capital necessary to fund the Company’s operations during the next twelve months, the Company may need to curtail certain aspects of its operations or expansion activities, consider the sale of additional 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 will be available. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments for this uncertainty.