Company Quick10K Filing
Quick10K
AG Acquisition Group II
10-Q 2019-06-30 Quarter: 2019-06-30
10-Q 2019-03-31 Quarter: 2019-03-31
S-1 2019-01-14 Public Filing
10-K 2018-12-31 Annual: 2018-12-31
10-K 2018-10-31 Annual: 2018-10-31
10-Q 2018-07-31 Quarter: 2018-07-31
10-Q 2018-04-30 Quarter: 2018-04-30
10-Q 2018-01-31 Quarter: 2018-01-31
8-K 2019-08-01 Officers, Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-11-08 Enter Agreement, M&A, Sale of Shares, Shareholder Rights, Accountant, Control, Officers, Amend Bylaw, Shell Status, Shareholder Vote, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-05 Amend Bylaw, Exhibits
OLBG OLB Group 81
BBLS Petrolia Energy 13
IGEN Igen Networks 3
TGPL Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0
DMCI Diamond Cartel 0
KIRY Kiewit Royalty Trust 0
PLICO Protective Life Insurance 0
URYL United Royale Holdings 0
PSD Puget Energy 0
INFOR Infor 0
AAGI 2019-06-30
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1. Company Overview
Note 2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3. Going Concern
Note 4. Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities
Note 5. Debt
Note 6. Common Stock
Note 7. Stock-Based Compensation
Note 8. Warrants
Note 9. Commitment and Contingencies
Note 10. Subsequent Events
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 ex31-1.htm
EX-31.2 ex31-2.htm
EX-32.1 ex32-1.htm
EX-32.2 ex32-2.htm

AG Acquisition Group II Earnings 2019-06-30

AAGI 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

10-Q 1 form10-q.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: June 30, 2019

 

or

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ________________ to ________________

 

Commission file number: 000-55903

 

BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   82-4270040
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

3000 NW 109th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33172

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(860) 633-5565

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

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 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 such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

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

 

  Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
  Non-accelerated filer [  ] Smaller reporting company [X]
    Emerging Growth Company [X]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period 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]

 

As of August 13, 2019, there were 16,081,294 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, outstanding.

 

 

 

   

 

 

BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.

 

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2019

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    PAGE
     
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) 4
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 15
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 19
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 19
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 20
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 20
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 20
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 21
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 21
     
Item 5. Other Information 21
     
Item 6. Exhibits 21
     
SIGNATURES 22

 

 2 

 

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Except for historical information, this report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Such forward-looking statements include, among others, those statements including the words “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, “plans” and words of similar import. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, potential target businesses, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. We caution you therefore that you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as statements of historical fact or as guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include changes in local, regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market (supply and demand) and regulatory conditions and the following:

 

  Our ability to raise capital when needed and on acceptable terms and conditions;
     
  Our ability to make acquisitions and integrate acquired businesses into our company;
     
  Our ability to attract and retain management with experience in the business of importing, packaging and selling of seafood;
     
  Our ability to negotiate, finalize and maintain economically feasible agreements with suppliers and customers;
     
  The availability of crab meat and other premium seafood products we sell;
     
  The intensity of competition; and
     
  Changes in the political and regulatory environment and in business and fiscal conditions in the United States and overseas.

 

A description of these and other risks and uncertainties that could affect our business appears in the section captioned “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 which we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 1, 2019 (“Annual Report”). The risks and uncertainties described under “Risk Factors” are not exhaustive.

 

Given these uncertainties, readers of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Quarterly Report”) are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

 

All references in this Quarterly Report to the “Company”, “Blue Star Foods”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, are to Blue Star Foods Corp. (formerly AG Acquisition Group II, Inc.), a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiary, John Keeler & Co., Inc., d/b/a Blue Star Foods, a Florida corporation.

 

 3 

 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and the rules of the SEC, and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto contained in our Annual Report, as updated in subsequent filings we have made with the SEC. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and the results of operations for the periods presented have been reflected herein. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

Blue Star Foods Corp

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

  

JUNE 30

2019

  

DECEMBER 31

2018

 
  

(unaudited)

    
ASSETS          
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash (including VIE $6,774 and $5,561, respectively)  $63,071   $13,143 
Restricted Cash   77,350    334,083 
Accounts receivable, net (including VIE $87,189 and $49,624, respectively)   2,933,208    3,449,487 
Inventory, net (including VIE $46,193 and $117,816, respectively)   5,295,784    8,126,634 
Advances to related party   1,109,015    1,139,619 
Other current assets (including VIE $3,821 and $4,351 respectively)   100,428    90,929 
Total current assets   9,578,856    13,153,895 
FIXED ASSETS, net   83,945    109,169 
RIGHT OF USE ASSET   1,182,816    - 
OTHER ASSETS   155,929    218,254 
TOTAL ASSETS  $11,001,546   $13,481,318 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT          
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Accounts payable and accruals (including VIE $85,996 and $95,720, respectively)  $1,907,517   $3,155,741 
Working capital line of credit   5,636,481    8,203,725 
Related Party Notes Payable   1,100,000    - 
Current maturities of long-term debt   15,600    31,230 
Stockholder notes payable - Subordinated   2,910,136    2,910,136 
Total current liabilities   11,569,734    14,300,832 
LONG -TERM LIABILITY   1,066,310    - 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   12,636,044    14,300,832 
STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT          
Blue Star Foods Corp. Stockholder Equity          
Series A 8% cumulative convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized, 1,413 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018   -    - 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 16,095,424 shares issued and outstanding (including 14,130 shares declared (not yet issued) as stock dividend on June 30, 2019) as of June 30, 2019 and 16,023,164 shares issued and outstanding (including 8,164 shares declared as stock dividend on December 31, 2018) as of December 31, 2018   1,612    1,603 
Additional paid-in capital   4,885,279    3,404,774 
Accumulated deficit   (6,124,983)   (3,895,139)
Total Blue Star Foods Corp. stockholder’s deficit   (1,238,092)   (446,762)
Non-controlling interest   (417,602)   (440,833)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (VIE)   21,196    (68,081)
Total VIE’s deficit   (396,406)   (372,752)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT   (1,634,498)   (819,514)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT  $11,001,546   $13,481,318 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements 

 

 4 

 

 

Blue Star Foods Corp.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 and 2018

 

   Three months ended
(unaudited)
   Six months ended
(unaudited)
 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
REVENUE, NET  $7,532,474   $8,805,238   $14,043,248   $16,995,655 
COST OF REVENUE   6,421,144    7,182,171    12,022,058    14,689,239 
GROSS PROFIT   1,111,330    1,623,067    2,021,190    2,306,416 
                     
COMMISSIONS   19,851    37,400    38,661    66,215 
SALARIES & WAGES   1,121,792    460,093    2,238,540    932,970 
OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES   665,206    555,255    1,440,612    1,238,734 
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS   (695,519)   570,319    (1,696,623)   68,497 
                     
OTHER EXPENSE   -    (25,679)   -    (25,679)
INTEREST EXPENSE   (257,277)   (289,927)   (495,470)   (556,224)
NET INCOME (LOSS)   (952,796)   254,713    (2,192,093)   (513,406)
LESS: NET INCOME ( LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   42,499    10,263    23,231    (34,627)
NET INCOME (LOSS) LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.  $(995,295)  $244,450   $(2,215,324)  $(478,779)
DIVIDEND ON PREFERRED STOCK   28,260    -    56,520    - 
NET INCOME(LOSS) ATTRIBUABLE TO BLUE STAR FOODS CORP COMMON SHAREHOLDERS  $(1,023,555)   244,450   $(2,271,844)  $(478,779)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):                    
TRANSLATION ADJUSTMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   6,965    (4,175)   (46,885)   921 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST  $49,464   $6,088   $(23,654)  $(33,706)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.  $(995,295)  $244,450   $(2,215,324)  $(478,779)
PRO FORMA DATA:                    
PRO FORMA INCOME TAX EXPENSE        -    -    - 
PRO FORMA NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BLUE STAR FOODS CORP  $(995,295)  $244,450   $(2,215,324)  $(478,779)
PRO FORMA COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BLUE STAR FOODS CORP  $(995,295)  $244,450   $(2,215,324)  $(478,779)
Loss per basic and diluted common share:        -           
Basic net income (loss) per common share  $(0.06)  $0.02   $(0.14)  $(0.03)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   16,045,616    15,000,000    16,045,616    15,000,000 
Fully diluted net income (loss) per common share  $(0.06)  $0.02   $(0.14)  $(0.03)
Fully diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   16,045,616    15,000,000    16,045,616    15,000,000 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

 

 5 

 

 

Blue Star Foods Corp.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT

Three and Six Months Ending June 30, 2019 and 2018

(unaudited)

 

  

Series A

Preferred Stock

$.0001 par value

  

Common Stock

$.0001 par value

   Additional Paid-in   Retained Earnings (Accumulated   Total Blue Star Foods Corp. Stockholder’s   Non-Controlling   Total Stockholder’s Equity 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit)   Deficit   Interest   (Deficit) 
December 31, 2018   1,413   $-    16,023,164   $1,603   $3,404,774   $(3,853,139)  $(446,762)  $(372,752)  $(819,514)
Common stock issued for Cash                                             5,000    1    9,999         10,000         10,000 
Stock Based Compensation                                       665,028         665,028         665,028 
Dividends to preferred stockholders             14,130    2    28,258    (28,260)   -         - 
Net Loss                  -         (1,220,029)   (1,220,029)   (19,268)   (1,239,297)
Comprehensive loss             -    -    -    -    -    (53,850)   (53,850)
March 31, 2019   1,413    -    16,042,294    1,606    4,108,059    (5,101,428)   (991,763)   (445,870)   (1,437,633)
Common stock issued for Services             22,500    3    44,997         45,000         45,000 
Common stock issued for Cash             11,000    1    21,999         22,000         22,000 
Common Stock Incentive Issued to Employees             5,500    1    10,999         11,000         11,000 
Stock Based Compensation                       670,966         670,966         670,966 
Dividends to preferred stockholders             14,130    1    28,259    (28,260)   -         - 
Net Loss                  -         (995,295)   (995,295)   42,499    (952,796)
Comprehensive Income             -    -    -    -    -    6,965    6,965 
June 30, 2019   1,413   $-    16,095,424   $1,612   $4,885,279   $(6,124,983)  $(1,238,092)  $(396,406)  $(1,634,498)
                                              
    Series A Preferred Stock $.0001 par value    Common Stock $.0001 par value    Additional Paid-in    Retained Earnings (Accumulated    Total Blue Star Foods Corp. Stockholder’s    Non-Controlling    Total Stockholder’s Equity 
    Shares    Amount    Shares    Amount    Capital    Deficit)    Deficit    Interest    (Deficit) 
December 31, 2017   -   $-    15,000,000   $1,500   $558,257   $(1,494,927)  $(935,170)  $(317,378)  $(1,252,548)
ASC 606 Adjustment to January 1, 2018   -    -                   (81,520)   (81,520)        (81,520)
Adjusted January 1, 2018   -    -    15,000,000    1,500    558,257    (1,576,447)   (1,016,690)   (317,378)   (1,334,068)
Net Loss   -    -    -    -    -    (723,228)   (723,228)   (44,890)   (768,118)
Comprehensive Income   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    5,096    5,096 
March 31, 2018   -    -    15,000,000    1,500    558,257    (2,299,675)   (1,739,918)   (357,172)   (2,097,090)
Net Income   -    -    -    -    -    244,449    244,449    10,263    254,712 
Comprehensive loss   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    (4,175)   (4,175)
June 30, 2018   -   $-    15,000,000   $1,500   $558,257   $(2,055,226)  $(1,495,469)  $(351,084)  $(1,846,553)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

 

 6 

 

 

Blue Star Foods Corp.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,

(unaudited)

 

   2019   2018 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Net Loss  $(2,192,093)  $(513,406)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Stock Based Compensation   1,346,994    - 
Common stock issued for Services   45,000      
Depreciation of fixed assets   34,010    31,103 
Amortization of Right to use asset   74,935    - 
Amortization of loan costs   72,325    66,827 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Receivables   516,279    489,612 
Inventories   2,830,850    5,144,395 
Advances to affiliated supplier   30,604    (1,082,925)
Other current assets   (9,499)   (7,852)
Change in Right of use Liability   (65,231)     
Accounts payable and accruals   (1,374,434)   (992,931)
Net cash provided by operating activities   1,309,740    3,134,823 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchases of fixed assets   (8,786)   (6,371)
Net cash used in investing activities   (8,786)   (6,371)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from Common Stock Offering   32,000    - 
Proceeds from working capital lines of credit   11,571,080    13,601,796 
Repayments of working capital lines of credit   (14,138,324)   (16,738,935)
Proceeds from Related Party Notes Payable   1,100,000      
Principal payments of long-term debt   (15,630)   (17,245)
Payments of Loan costs   (10,000)     
Net cash used in financing activities   (1,460,874)   (3,154,384)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (46,885)   921 
NET DECREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   (206,805)   (25,011)
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH BEGINNING OF PERIOD   347,226    58,875 
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH - END OF PERIOD  $140,421   $33,864 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH ACTIVITY          
Series A 8% Dividend issued in Common Stock   56,520    - 
Valuation of Right to Use asset/liability   1,257,751      
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information          
Cash paid for interest  $494,596   $555,824 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

 

 7 

 

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1. Company Overview

 

Located in Miami, Florida, Blue Star Foods Corp. (the “Company”) is a sustainable seafood company. The Company’s main operating business, John Keeler & Co., Inc. has been in business for approximately twenty-one years. The Company was formed under the laws of the State of Delaware. The current source of revenue is importing blue and red swimming crab meat primarily from Indonesia, Philippines and China and distributing it in the United States of America, Canada and Europe under several brand names such as Blue Star, Oceanica, Pacifika and Harbor Banks.

 

On November 8, 2018 the sole shareholder of John Keeler & Co., Inc. executed an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization with Blue Star Foods Corp. (Formerly A.G. Acquisition Group II, Inc.) and Blue Star Acquisition Corp. John R. Keeler exchanged his 500 shares with a par value of $1.00 in John Keeler & Co., Inc. for the 15,000,000 shares with a par value of $.0001 of the then outstanding 16,015,000 outstanding shares. As part of the merger, the net liabilities existing in the company as of the date of the merger totaling approximately $2,400 were converted to equity as part of this transaction. The prior owners of Blue Star Foods Corp. received 750,000 shares of common stock as part of this transaction, and various service providers received 265,000 shares as compensation for their work on the transaction resulting in and expense and additional paid in capital of $530,001. Additionally, there were 725 shares of Series A Preferred stock and 181,250 warrants issued to private placement investors for total capital contribution of $725,000, 688 shares of Series A Preferred stock and 172,000 warrants issued for settlement with prior investors which had a fair value of $688,000 and $81,353 respectively. Lastly, upon the close of the merger there were 3,120,000 options to purchase common stock issued to Christopher Constable. Additionally, Carlos Faria held options to purchase 104 shares of John Keeler & Co., Inc. prior to the merger. These options were immediately converted at closing to an option to purchase 3,120,000 shares of common stock of Blue Star Foods Corp.

 

The Merger was accounted for as a “reverse merger” and recapitalization since, immediately following the completion of the transaction, the holders of John Keeler & Co., Inc.’s stock will have effective control of Blue Star Foods Corp. In addition, John Keeler & Co., Inc. will have control of the combined entity through control of the Board by designating all four of the board seats. Additionally, all of John Keeler & Co., Inc.’s officers and senior executive positions will continue on as management of the combined entity after consummation of the Merger. For accounting purposes, John Keeler & Co., Inc. will be deemed to be the accounting acquirer in the transaction and, consequently, the transaction has been treated as a recapitalization of Blue Star Foods Corp. Accordingly, John Keeler & Co., Inc.’s assets, liabilities and results of operations are the historical financial statements of the Company, and John Keeler & Co., Inc.’s assets, liabilities and results of operations have been consolidated with Blue Star Foods Corp. effective as of the date of the closing of the Merger. No step-up in basis or intangible assets or goodwill was recorded in this transaction.

 

Note 2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The following unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, such interim financial statements do not include all the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete annual financial statements. The information furnished reflects all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items which are, in the opinion of management, necessary in order to make the financial statements not misleading. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 has been derived from the Company’s annual financial statements that were audited by an independent registered public accounting firm but does not include all of the information and footnotes required for complete annual financial statements. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2018 for a broader discussion of our business and the risks inherent in such business.

 

Restricted Cash

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the consolidated balance sheets that sum to the total of the same such amounts in the consolidated statement of cash flows:

 

   June 30, 2019   December 31, 2018 
         
Cash and cash equivalents  $63,071.00   $13,143.00 
Restricted cash   77,350.00    334,083.00 
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the cash flow statement  $140,421.00   $347,226.00 

 

Advances to Suppliers and Related Party

 

In the normal course of business, the Company may advance payments to its suppliers, inclusive of Bacolod, a related party. These advances are in the form of prepayments for products that will ship within a short window of time. In the event that it becomes necessary for the Company to return products or adjust for quality issues, the Company is issued a credit by the vendor in the normal course of business and these credits are also reflected against future shipments.

 

As of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the balance due from the related party for future shipments was approximately $1,109,015 and $1,139,619, respectively. The 2019 balances represent approximately four months of purchases from the supplier.

 

 8 

 

 

Revenue Recognition

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, and has subsequently issued several supplemental and/or clarifying ASUs (collectively, “ASC 606”). ASC 606 prescribes a single common revenue standard that replaces most existing U.S. GAAP revenue recognition guidance. ASC 606 is intended to provide a more consistent interpretation and application of the principles outlined in the standard across filers in multiple industries and within the same industries compared to current practices, which should improve comparability. Adoption of ASC 606 is required for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Upon adoption, we must elect to adopt either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or use the modified retrospective transition method with the cumulative effect of initial adoption recognized at the date of initial application. We adopted the new standard using the modified retrospective method on January 1, 2018.

 

Under ASC 606, an entity recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services, in an amount that reflects the consideration which the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for arrangements that an entity determines are within the scope of ASC 606, the entity performs the following five steps: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. ASC 606 also impacts certain other areas, such as the accounting for costs to obtain or fulfill a contract. The standard also requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers.

 

ASC 842 Leases.

 

On January 1, 2019, we adopted Accounting Standards Codification 842 and all the related amendments using the modified retrospective method. We recognized the cumulative effect of initially applying the new lease standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the lease accounting standard in effect for those periods.

 

The new lease standard requires all leases to be reported on the balance sheet as right-of-use assets and lease obligations. We elected the practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance of the new standard that retained the lease classification and initial direct costs for any leases that existed prior to adoption of the standard. We did not reassess whether any contracts entered into prior to adoption are leases or contain leases.

 

We categorize leases with contractual terms longer than twelve months as either operating or finance. Finance leases are generally those leases that would allow us to substantially utilize or pay for the entire asset over its estimated life. Assets acquired under finance leases are recorded in property and equipment, net. All other leases are categorized as operating leases. We did not have any finance leases as of June 30, 2019. Our leases generally have terms that range from three years for equipment and five to twenty years for property. We elected the accounting policy to include both the lease and non-lease components of our agreements as a single component and account for them as a lease.

 

Lease liabilities are recognized at the present value of the fixed lease payments using a discount rate based on similarly secured borrowings available to us. Lease assets are recognized based on the initial present value of the fixed lease payments, reduced by landlord incentives, plus any direct costs from executing the leases. Lease assets are tested for impairment in the same manner as long-lived assets used in operations. Leasehold improvements are capitalized at cost and amortized over the lesser of their expected useful life or the lease term.

 

When we have the option to extend the lease term, terminate the lease before the contractual expiration date, or purchase the leased asset, and it is reasonably certain that we will exercise the option, we consider these options in determining the classification and measurement of the lease. Costs associated with operating lease assets are recognized on a straight-line basis within operating expenses over the term of the lease.

 

The table below presents the lease-related assets and liabilities recorded on the balance sheets.

 

   June 30, 2019 
Assets     
Operating lease assets  $1,182,816 
      
Liabilities     
Current  $126,577 
Operating lease liabilities     
Noncurrent     
Operating lease liabilities  $1,066,310 

 

 9 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases were as follows:

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 
     
Cash used in operating activities:     
Operating leases  $9,704 
ROU assets recognized in exchange for lease obligations:     
Operating leases  $1,257,751 

 

The table below presents the remaining lease term and discount rates for operating leases.

 

   June 30, 2019 
Weighted-average remaining lease term     
Operating leases   6.97 years 
Weighted-average discount rate     
Operating leases   5.5%

 

Maturities of lease liabilities as of June 30, 2019, were as follows:

 

   Operating Leases 
     
2019 (excluding the six months ended June 30, 2019)  $99,819 
2020   190,574 
2021   201,675 
2022   213,600 
2023   216,847 
Thereafter   557,074 
Total lease payments   1,479,589 
Less: amount of lease payments representing interest   (287,069)
Present value of future minimum lease payments  $1,192,520 
Less: current obligations under leases  $(126,577)
Non current long-term obligations  $1,065,943 

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Effective January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU No. 2018-07, Compensation – Stock Based Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2018-7”), which aligns accounting for share-based payments issued to nonemployees to that of employees under the existing guidance of Topic 718, with certain exceptions. This update supersedes previous guidance for equity-based payments to nonemployees under Subtopic 505-50, Equity – Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. The adoption of ASU 2018-07 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Income Taxes

 

Prior to November 8, 2018, the Company was taxed under the provisions of subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. Under these provisions, the Company did not pay corporate federal income taxes on its taxable income but was liable for Florida corporate income taxes and Texas Franchise Tax. The shareholder was liable for individual income taxes on the Company’s taxable income. Post-merger, the Company file consolidated federal and state income tax returns.

 

Note 3. Going Concern

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements and notes have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred a net loss of $2,192,093, has an accumulated deficit of $6,124,983 and working capital deficit of $1,990,878, with the current liabilities inclusive of $2,910,136 in stockholder loans that are subordinated to the provider of the working capital facility, and $126,577 in the current portion of the lease liability recognition. These circumstances raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to increase revenues, execute on its business plan to acquire complimentary companies, raise capital, and to continue to sustain adequate working capital to finance its operations. The failure to achieve the necessary levels of profitability and cash flows would be detrimental to the Company. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

 

 10 

 

 

Note 4. Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities

 

Effective April 1, 2014, the Company’s stockholder was transferred the controlling interest of Strike the Gold Foods Ltd. (“Strike”), a related party entity based in the United Kingdom. The Company concluded that Strike is a VIE and the Company is the primary beneficiary of Strike, in accordance with ASC 810, Consolidation. Therefore, the Company consolidated Strike in its financial statements. Strike’s activities are reflected in the Company’s financial statements starting on April 1, 2014, the effective date of the controlling interest transfer. Strike was not a VIE of the Company and the Company was not the primary beneficiary of Strike prior to the effective date of the controlling interest transfer of April 1, 2014. Strike’s equity is classified as non-controlling interest in the Company’s financial statements since the Company is not a shareholder of Strike.

 

The information below represents the assets, liabilities and non-controlling interest related to Strike as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

   June 30, 2019 
Assets  $143,977 
Liabilities   85,996 
Non-controlling interest   (417,602)

 

   December 31, 2018 
Assets  $177,352 
Liabilities   95,720 
Non-controlling interest   (440,883)

 

Note 5. Debt

 

Working Capital Line of Credit

 

The Company entered into a $14,000,000 revolving line of credit with ACF Finco I, LP (“ACF”) on August 31, 2016, the proceeds of which were used to pay off the prior line of credit, pay new loan costs of approximately $309,000, and provide additional working capital to the Company. This facility was amended on November 18, 2016, June 19, 2017, October 16, 2017, September 19, 2018, November 8, 2018 and July 29, 2019. In the fourth amendment the term of this facility was extended to a term of 5 years and is subject to early termination by the lender upon defined events of default. The Company continues to be obligated to meet certain financial covenants.

 

The line of credit bears an interest rate equal to the greater of 3 Month LIBOR rate plus 6.25%, the Prime rate plus 3.0% or a fixed rate of 6.5% and is subject to the following terms:

 

  Borrowing is based on up to 85% of eligible accounts receivable plus the net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory at the same rate, subject to certain defined limitations.
  The line is collateralized by substantially all the assets and property of the Company and is personally guaranteed by the stockholder of the Company.
  The Company is restricted to specified distribution payments, use of funds, and is required to comply with certain other covenants including certain financial ratios.
  ●  All cash received by the Company is applied against the outstanding loan balance.
  ●  A subjective acceleration clause allows ACF to call the note upon a material adverse change.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company failed to meet certain financial covenants under the line of credit and as of June 30, 2019 was in violation of its fixed charge coverage ratio. The loan and security agreement dated September 19, 2018 was amended on July 29, 2019 (the “Fourth Amendment”). The Fourth Amendment waived the Company’s defaults of the financial covenants, revised certain financial covenants, confirmed the secured lender’s rights and resulted in a default interest rate of an additional 3%, effective August 1, 2019 until the default is cured.

 

The Company analyzed the line of credit modification under ASC 470-50-40-21 and determined that the modification did not trigger any additional accounting due to the revolving line of credit remaining unchanged

 

 11 

 

 

As of June 30, 2019, the line of credit bears interest rate of 8.77%.

 

As of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the line of credit had an outstanding balance of approximately $5,636,500 and $8,204,000, respectively.

 

John Keeler Promissory Notes

 

From January 2006 through May 2017, Keeler & Co issued an aggregate of $2,910,000 6% demand promissory notes to John Keeler, our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As of June 30, 2019, $2,910,000 of principal remains outstanding and approximately $87,300 of interest was paid under the notes. These notes have been subordinated to the provider of the working capital line of credit and payment of these loans are restricted under this subordination agreement. After satisfaction of the terms of the subordination, the Company can prepay the notes at any time first against interest due thereunder. If an event of default occurs under the notes, interest will accrue at 18% per annum and if not paid within 10 days of payment becoming due, the holder of the note is entitled to a late fee of 5% of the amount of payment not timely made.

 

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

 

As of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the current portion of long-term debt consisted of a note payable outstanding with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (“MB Financial”). The Company entered into a loan agreement with MB Financial on November 30, 2014 to finance the purchase of an automobile. The loan bears interest at 5.56% per annum and requires monthly installments of approximately $3,000, inclusive of interest. The loan balance as of June 30, 2019 was $15,964 and matures on November 30, 2019.

 

Kenar Note

 

On March 26, 2019, the Company issued a four-month promissory note in the principal amount of $1,000,000 (the “Kenar Note”) to Kenar Overseas Corp., a company registered in Panama (the “Lender”) and controlled by a related party. The term of the note may be extended for an additional two months at the Lender’s discretion. The note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum during the initial four months which rate will increase to 24% during any extension thereof. The note may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty. John Keeler, the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer pledged 5,000,000 shares of common stock to secure the Company’s obligations under the note.

 

Lobo Note

 

On April 2, 2019, the Company issued a four-month promissory note in the principal amount of $100,000 (the “Lobo Note”) to Lobo Holdings, LLC., a stockholder in the Company. The note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The note may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty. John Keeler, the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer pledged 1,000,000 shares of common stock to secure the Company’s obligations under the note.

 

Note 6. Common Stock

 

On February 1, 2019, the Company sold 5,000 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

A dividend of common stock was authorized to the shareholders per the preferred shares designation on March 31, 2019. The dividend resulted in an issuance of 14,130 shares of stock with a value of $28,260 on March 31, 2019.

 

On April 2, 2019, the Company sold 5,000 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

On April 12, 2019, the Company sold 1,000 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

On April 23, 2019, the Company issued 2,500 shares at $2.00 per share to MEC Consulting Inc. for professional services.

 

On May 2, 2019, the Company sold 500 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

On May 6, 2019, the Company sold 500 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

On May 7, 2019, the Company sold 3,000 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

On May 9, 2019, the Company sold 1,000 shares at $2.00 per share to one investor in a private offering.

 

 12 

 

 

On May 17, 2019 the Company issued 20,000 shares at $2.00 per share to various individuals for professional services.

 

On May 17, 2019 the Company issued 5,500 shares at $2.00 per share to 11 non officer employees as a bonus incentive.

 

A dividend of common stock was authorized to the shareholders per the preferred shares designation on June 30, 2019. The dividend of 14,130 shares of stock with a value of $28,260 was declared but not yet issued.

 

Note 7. Stock-Based Compensation

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, approximately $1,336,000 in compensation expense was recognized on the following:

 

  1. Options to purchase 3,120,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.00 with a 10 year life, which vest one-year from the date of grant, were issued to Christopher Constable under the 2018 Plan during the twelve months ending December 31, 2018.
  2. Options to purchase 430,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.00 with a 10 year life, which vest 25% each year from the date of grant, were issued to various long term employees under the 2018 Plan during the six months ending June 30, 2019.
  3. Options to purchase 250,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.00 with a 10 year life, which vest 20% each year from the date of grant, were issued to Zoty Ponce under the 2018 Plan during the six months ending June 30, 2019.
  4. Options to purchase 25,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.00 with a 10 year life, which vest 25% each year from the date of grant, were issued to various contractors during the six months ending June 30, 2019.

 

The following table summarizes the assumptions used to estimate the fair value of the stock options granted during 2019:

 

     2019 
Expected Volatility    39%-48%
Risk Free Interest Rate    2.62%-2.71 %
Expected life of warrants    6.25 – 10.0  

 

Under the Black-Scholes option pricing model, the fair value of the 705,000 options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2019 is estimated at $613,586 on the date of grant. The unrecognized portion of the expense remaining outstanding is $1,395,338.

 

The following Table represents option activity for the six months ending June 30, 2019:

 

   Number of
Options
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life in Years
   Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding - December 31, 2018   6,240,000   $1.17    9.86      
Exercisable - December 31, 2018   3,120,000   $0.33    9.86   $5,210,400 
Granted   705,000   $2.00           
Vested   -                
Outstanding – June 30, 2019   6,945,000   $1.25    9.39      
Exercisable - June 30, 2019   3,120,000   $0.33    9.37   $5,210,400 

 

 13 

 

 

Note 8. Warrants

 

The following Table represents warrant activity for the six months ending June 30, 2019:

 

   Number of
Warrants
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life in Years
   Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding - December 31, 2018   353,250   $2.40    2.85                     
Exercisable - December 31, 2018   353,250   $2.40    2.85   $- 
Granted   -   $-           
Forfeited or Expired   -                
Outstanding -June 30, 2019   353,250   $2.40    2.36      
Exercisable - June 30, 2019   353,250   $2.40    2.36   $- 

 

There was no warrant activity for the six months ending June 30, 2019.

 

Note 9. Commitment and Contingencies

 

Office lease

 

The Company leases its office and warehouse facility from JK Real Estate, a related party through common family beneficial ownership. The lease has a 20 year term, expiring in July 2021. It is currently likely that the Company will renew this lease for a five year term. The estimated lease payments associated with the renewal are included in the calculation of the future minimum lease payments. The Company is a guarantor of the mortgage on the facility which had a balance of approximately $1,292,250 at June 30, 2019; the Company’s maximum exposure. The Company deems that rental income on this lease is sufficient to cover the loan payments under this mortgage. Therefore, the Company did not record any liability related to the mortgage in the consolidated financial statements as the Company does not believe it will be called upon to perform under this guarantee, in accordance with ASC 460, Guarantees. See note 2 of these footnotes for the analysis of future minimum lease payments. Rental and equipment lease expenses amounted to approximately $117,800 and $106,300 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

Legal

 

Based on current negotiations in response to a letter received on November 27, 2018 in connection with a threatened lawsuit by a former employee, the Company believes that it has adequately reserved for any settlement resulting from such negotiations in its financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company has a scheduled mediation date in September 2019.

 

Note 10. Subsequent Events

 

The Kenar Note matured on July 26, 2019 and has been extended on a month-to-month basis on the same terms and conditions.

 

The Lobo Note matured on August 2, 2019 and has been extended on a month-to-month basis on the same terms and conditions.

 

 14 

 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The following management’s discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our historical financial statements and the related notes thereto. The management’s discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used, the words “believe,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “target,” “estimate,” “expect” and the like, and/or future tense or conditional constructions (“will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” etc.), or similar expressions, identify certain of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report, as updated in subsequent filings we have made with the SEC that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Quarterly Report.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The following discussion highlights our results of operations and the principal factors that have affected our financial condition as well as our liquidity and capital resources for the periods described, and provides information that management believes is relevant for an assessment and understanding of the statements of financial condition and results of operations presented herein. The following discussion and analysis are based on our unaudited financial statements contained in this Quarterly Report, which we have prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. You should read the discussion and analysis together with such financial statements and the related notes thereto.

 

Overview

 

We were incorporated on October 17, 2017 in the State of Delaware as a blank check company to be used as a vehicle to pursue a business combination with an unidentified target. Since inception, and prior to the Merger (as defined below), we only engaged in organizational efforts. Following the Merger, we discontinued our prior activities of seeking a business for a merger or acquisition and acquired the business of John Keeler & Co., Inc., d/b/a Blue Star Foods, a Florida corporation formed on May 5, 1995 (“Keeler & Co”).

 

On November 8, 2018 (the “Closing Date”), we consummated a merger (the “Merger”) pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Blue Star Acquisition Corp., a newly formed, wholly-owned Florida subsidiary of the Company (“Acquisition Sub”), Keeler & Co, and John Keeler, Keeler & Co’s sole stockholder (the “Keeler & Co Stockholder”). As a result of the Merger, effective as of November 8, 2018, Acquisition Sub merged with and into Keeler & Co, and Keeler & Co became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

In connection with the Merger, the Company changed its name from “AG Acquisition Group II, Inc.” to “Blue Star Foods Corp.” and succeeded to the business of Keeler & Co, an international seafood company that imports, packages and sells refrigerated pasteurized crab meat, and other premium seafood products, including crab cakes, finfish and wakami salad, as its sole line of business.

 

As a result of the Merger and the related change in our business and operations, a discussion of our past financial results is not pertinent, and under applicable accounting principles the historical financial results of Keeler & Co, the accounting acquirer, prior to the Merger are considered the historical financial results of the Company.

 

The audited financial statements for our fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and the audited financial statements as amended filed with the Securities Exchange Commission with the Company’s Form 8-K/A on December 31, 2108, include a summary of our significant accounting policies and should be read in conjunction with the discussion below. In the opinion of management, all material adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of operations for such periods have been included in these audited financial statements. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.

 

Results of Operations

 

The information set forth below should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and accompanying notes elsewhere in this Report.

 

Three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

Net Revenue. Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased 14.5% to $7,532,474 as compared to $8,805,238 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 as a result of a decrease in poundage due to market softness, and a 82,000 pound reduction in private label business with US Foods, as the Company is transitioning out of packaging the private label for this customer.

 

Cost of Goods Sold. Cost of goods sold for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased to $6,421,144 as compared to $7,182,171 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease is attributable to the revenue decline.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit margin for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by $511,737 to $1,111,330 as compared to $1,623,067 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. This decrease is directly attributable to a reduction in average selling price in the market. Pricing pressures have caused the market to adjust lower.

 

Commissions Expenses. Commissions expenses decreased from $37,400 for the three months ending June 30, 2018 to $19,851 for the three months ending June 30, 2019, primarily due to a re-alignment of the Company’s sales structure, reducing the number of accounts that earned brokerage commissions, and a decrease in revenue.

 

 15 

 

 

Salaries and Wages Expense. Salaries and wages expense increased $661,699 to $1,121,792, or 136.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $460,093 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. This increase is solely due to the noncash expenses related to stock-based compensation which totaled $670,967 for the three months ending June 30, 2019 as compared to $0 for the three months ending June 30, 2018. The actual cash utilized for payroll (excluding stock-based compensation) decreased by $9,268 for the three months ending June 30, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018.

 

Other Operating Expense. Other operating expense increased by 19.8% from $555,255 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 to $665,206 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase is attributable to increases in both professional fees and filing fees related to the public company filing requirements.

 

Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased from $289,927 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 to $257,277 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease is due to the decrease in average funds borrowed from $10,017,743 as of June 30, 2018 to $7,174,713 as of June 30, 2019.

 

Net Loss: The Company had a net loss of $952,796 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to a net profit of $254,713 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in net loss is attributable to decreased revenues combined with non-cash operating expenses related to stock compensation of $670,967 during the first three months of 2019.

 

Six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

Net Revenue. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2019 decreased 17.4% to $14,043,248 as compared to $16,995,655 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 as a result of a decrease in poundage due to market softness, and a 153,000 pound reduction in private label business with US Foods, as the Company is transitioning out of packaging the private label for this customer.

 

Cost of Goods Sold. Cost of goods sold for the six months ended June 30, 2019 decreased to $12,022,058 as compared to $14,689,239 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease is attributable to the revenue decline.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit margin for the six months ended June 30, 2019 decreased by $285,226 to $2,021,190 as compared to gross profit margin of $2,306,416 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. This decrease is directly attributable to lower revenue and lower market prices in the industry as compared to replacement cost. We believe pricing pressures industry wide have caused this decrease in product margin.

 

Commissions Expenses. Commissions expenses decreased from $66,215 for the six months ending June 30, 2018 to $38,661 for the six months ending June 30, 2019, primarily due to a re-alignment of the Company’s sales structure, reducing the number of accounts that earned brokerage commissions, and a decrease in revenue.

 

Salaries and Wages Expense. Salaries and wages expense increased $1,305,570 to $2,238,540, or 140% for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $932,970 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. This increase is solely due to the noncash expenses related to stock-based compensation which totaled $1,346,994 for the six months ending June 30, 2019 as compared to $0 for the six months ending June 30, 2018. The actual cash utilized for payroll (excluding stock-based compensation) decreased by $41,424 for the six months ending June 30, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018.

 

Other Operating Expense. Other operating expense increased by 16.3% from $1,238,734 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 to $1,440,612 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The increase is attributable to increases in both professional fees and filing fees related to the public company filing requirements.

 

Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased from $556,224 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 to $495,470 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease is due to the decrease in average funds borrowed from $10,540,581 as of June 30, 2018 to $6,920,103 as of June 30, 2019.

 

Net Loss. The Company had a net loss of $2,192,093 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to a net loss of $513,406 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in net loss is attributable to decreased revenues combined with non-cash operating expenses related to stock compensation of $1,346,994 during the first six months of 2019.

 

 16 

 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At June 30, 2019, the Company had a working capital deficit of approximately $1,990,900, with current liabilities inclusive of $2,910,136 in stockholder loans that are subordinated to the provider of the Company’s working capital facility, and $126,577 in the current portion of the ASC 842 required lease liability recognition, as compared to a working capital deficit of $1,146,937 at December 31, 2018, also inclusive of $2,910,136 in stockholder debt. The decline in working capital is attributable to the $1,100,000 notes payable that were executed in the first six months of 2019 The Company’s primary sources of liquidity consist of inventory of $5,295,784 and accounts receivable of $2,933,208.

 

The Company has historically financed its operations through the cash flow generated from operations, capital investment, notes payable and a working capital line of credit.

 

Loan and Security Agreement

 

The Company entered into a $14,000,000 revolving line of credit with ACF Finco I, LP on August 31, 2016, the proceeds of which were used to pay off the prior line of credit, pay new loan costs of approximately $309,000, and provide additional working capital to the company. This facility was amended on November 18, 2016, June 19, 2017, October 16, 2017, September 19, 2018, November 8, 2018 and July 29, 2019. In the fourth amendment the term of this facility was extended to a term of 5 years from the effective date and is subject to early termination by the lender upon defined events of default. The Company continues to be obligated to meet certain financial covenants.

 

The line of credit bears an interest at the greater of (i) the 3-month LIBOR rate plus 6.25%, (ii) the prime rate plus 3.0% and (iii) 6.5%. Borrowing is based on up to 85% of eligible accounts receivable plus the net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory at the same rate, subject to certain specified limitations. The credit line is collateralized by substantially all the assets of the Company and is personally guaranteed by John Keeler, our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Company is restricted with respect to certain distribution payments, use of funds and is required to comply with certain other covenants including certain financial ratios.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company failed to meet certain financial covenants under the line of credit and as of June 30, 2019 was in violation of its fixed charge coverage ratio. The loan and security agreement dated September 19, 2018 was amended on July 29, 2019 (the “Fourth Amendment”). The Fourth Amendment waived the Company’s defaults of the financial covenants, revised certain financial covenants, confirmed the secured lender’s rights and resulted in a default interest rate of an additional 3%, effective August 1, 2019 until the default is cured.

 

John Keeler Promissory Notes

 

From January 2006 through May 2017, Keeler & Co issued an aggregate of $2,910,000 6% demand promissory notes to John Keeler, our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As of June 30, 2019, $2,910,000 of principal remains outstanding and approximately $87,300 of interest was paid under the notes. These notes have been subordinated to the provider of the working capital line of credit and payment of these loans are restricted under this subordination agreement. After satisfaction of the terms of the subordination, the Company can prepay the notes at any time first against interest due thereunder. If an event of default occurs under the notes, interest will accrue at 18% per annum and if not paid within 10 days of payment becoming due, the holder of the note is entitled to a late fee of 5% of the amount of payment not timely made.

 

Kenar Note

 

On March 26, 2019, the Company issued a four-month promissory note in the principal amount of $1,000,000 (the “Kenar Note”) to Kenar Overseas Corp., a company registered in Panama (the “Lender”). The term of the note may be extended for an additional two months at the Lender’s discretion. The note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum during the initial four months which rate will increase to 24% during any extension thereof. The note may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty. John Keeler, the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer pledged 5,000,000 shares of common stock to secure the Company’s obligations under the note. The Kenar Note matured on July 26, 2019 and was extended on a month-to-month basis on the same terms and conditions.

 

Lobo Note

 

On April 2, 2019, the Company issued a four-month promissory note in the principal amount of $100,000 (the “Lobo Note”) to Lobo Holdings, LLC a Florida limited liability company (“Lobo”). The Lobo Note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum. The Lobo Note may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty. Unpaid principal and interest will become immediately due and payable upon certain defaults as described in the Lobo Note. John Keeler, the Company’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer pledged 1,000,000 shares of common stock to secure the Company’s obligations under the Lobo Note. The Lobo Note matured on August 2, 2019 and was extended on a month-to-month basis on the same terms and conditions.

 

 17 

 

 

Cash Provided by Operating Activities. Cash provided by operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $1,309,740 as compared to cash provided by operating activities of $3,134,823 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease is primarily attributable to an increase in the net loss after non-cash items along with a reduction in cash generated from the reduction of receivables and inventory. Also, additional cash was used to reduce the Accounts Payable and accruals balance by $381,503 during the six months ended June 30, 2019.

 

Cash Used for Investing Activities. Cash used for investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $8,786 as compared to $6,371 used for investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Cash utilized in Financing Activities. Cash utilized in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $1,460,874 as compared to cash from financing activities of $3,154,384 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The Company’s revolving working capital line of credit utilized cash of approximately $2,567,000 and related party notes provided $1,100,000 in cash for the six months ending June 30, 2019 as compared to a pay down of the revolving working capital line of credit for the six months ending June 30, 2018 of approximately $3,137,000.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

ASC 842 Leases.

 

On January 1, 2019, we adopted Accounting Standards Codification 842 and all the related amendments using the modified retrospective method. We recognized the cumulative effect of initially applying the new lease standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the lease accounting standard in effect for those periods.

 

The new lease standard requires all leases to be reported on the balance sheet as right-of-use assets and lease obligations. We elected the practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance of the new standard that retained the lease classification and initial direct costs for any leases that existed prior to adoption of the standard. We did not reassess whether any contracts entered into prior to adoption are leases or contain leases.

 

We categorize leases with contractual terms longer than twelve months as either operating or finance. Finance leases are generally those leases that would allow us to substantially utilize or pay for the entire asset over its estimated life. Assets acquired under finance leases are recorded in property and equipment, net. All other leases are categorized as operating leases. We did not have any finance leases as of June 30, 2019. Our leases generally have terms that range from three years for equipment and five to twenty years for property. We elected the accounting policy to include both the lease and non-lease components of our agreements as a single component and account for them as a lease.

 

Lease liabilities are recognized at the present value of the fixed lease payments using a discount rate based on similarly secured borrowings available to us. Lease assets are recognized based on the initial present value of the fixed lease payments, reduced by landlord incentives, plus any direct costs from executing the leases. Lease assets are tested for impairment in the same manner as long-lived assets used in operations. Leasehold improvements are capitalized at cost and amortized over the lesser of their expected useful life or the lease term.

 

When we have the option to extend the lease term, terminate the lease before the contractual expiration date, or purchase the leased asset, and it is reasonably certain that we will exercise the option, we consider these options in determining the classification and measurement of the lease. Costs associated with operating lease assets are recognized on a straight-line basis within operating expenses over the term of the lease.

 

The table below presents the lease-related assets and liabilities recorded on the balance sheets.

 

   June 30, 2019 
Assets     
Operating lease assets  $1,182,816 
      
Liabilities     
Current  $126,577 
Operating lease liabilities     
Noncurrent     
Operating lease liabilities  $1,066,310 

 

 18 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases were as follows:

 

  

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

 
Cash used in operating activities:     
Operating leases  $9,704 
ROU assets recognized in exchange for lease obligations:     
Operating leases  $1,257,751 

 

The table below presents the remaining lease term and discount rates for operating leases.

 

    June 30, 2019  
Weighted-average remaining lease term        
Operating leases     6.97 years  
Weighted-average discount rate        
Operating leases     5.5 %

 

Maturities of lease liabilities as of June 30, 2019, were as follows:

 

   Operating Leases 
     
2019 (excluding the six months ended June 30, 2019)  $99,819 
2020   190,574 
2021   201,675 
2022   213,600 
2023   216,847 
Thereafter   557,074 
Total lease payments   1,479,589 
Less: amount of lease payments representing interest   (287,069)
Present value of future minimum lease payments  $1,192,520 
Less: current obligations under leases  $(126,577)
Non current long-term obligations  $1,065,943 

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Effective January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU No. 2018-07, Compensation – Stock Based Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2018-7”), which aligns accounting for share-based payments issued to nonemployees to that of employees under the existing guidance of Topic 718, with certain exceptions. This update supersedes previous guidance for equity-based payments to nonemployees under Subtopic 505-50, Equity – Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. The adoption of ASU 2018-07 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

We currently have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as of June 30, 2019, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that, based on the material weaknesses discussed below, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of such date to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act were recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that our disclosure controls are not effectively designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

 19 

 

 

The matters involving internal controls and procedures that our management considered to be material weaknesses under the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board were:

 

● The Company’s lack of an audit committee with a financial expert and thus the Company lacks the board oversight role within the financial reporting process; and

 

● inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives, including lack of personnel resources and technical accounting expertise within the accounting function of the Company.

 

Management believes that the material weaknesses that were identified did not have an effect on our financial results. However, management believes that these weaknesses, if not properly remediated, could result in a material misstatement in our financial statements in future periods.

 

Management’s Remediation Initiatives

 

At the time of the Merger, we appointed new members of senior management, including a new Chief Financial Officer. In an effort to remediate the identified material weaknesses and other deficiencies and enhance our internal controls, we plan to further initiate, the following measures, subject to the availability of required resources:

 

● We plan to establish an audit committee, including an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by applicable SEC rules, that has the requisite financial sophistication as defined under the applicable Nasdaq rules and regulations; and

 

● We plan to create a position to segregate duties consistent with control objectives and hire personnel resources with technical accounting expertise within the accounting function.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the period covered by this Quarterly Report, there were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

There are no pending legal proceedings to which the Company is a party or in which any director, officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record or beneficially of more than 5% of any class of voting securities of the Company, or security holder is a party adverse to the Company or has a material interest adverse to the Company. The Company’s property is not the subject of any pending legal proceedings.

 

Based on current negotiations in response to a letter received on November 27, 2018 in connection with a threatened lawsuit by a former employee, the Company believes that it has adequately reserved for any settlement resulting from such negotiations in its financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company has a scheduled mediation date in September 2019.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Except as set forth below, there were no sales of equity securities sold during the period covered by this Report that were not registered under the Securities Act and were not previously reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company.

 

 20 

 

 

On April 2, 2019, we issued 5,000 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $10,000.

 

On April 12, 2019, we issued 1,000 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $2,000.

 

On April 23, 2019, we issued 2,500 shares of common stock to MEC Consulting Inc., for legal services provided to the Company.

 

On May 2, 2019, we issued 500 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $1,000.

 

On May 6, 2019, we issued 500 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $1,000.

 

On May 7, 2019, we issued 3,000 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $6,000.

 

On May 9, 2019, we issued 1,000 shares of common stock to an accredited investor in a private offering for $2,000.

 

On May 20, 2019, we issued an aggregate of 5,500 shares of common stock to eleven employees of the Company as bonus compensation.

 

On May 20, 2019, we issued an aggregate of 20,000 shares of common stock to Newbridge Securities Corporation and two of its employees for investment banking services provided to the Company.

 

The above issuances did not involve any underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions, or any public offering and we believe is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 by virtue of Section 4(2) thereof and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The purchaser represented to us that he was an accredited investor and was acquiring the shares for investment purposes only and not with a view to, or for sale in connection with, any distribution thereof and that he could bear the risks of the investment.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.  

SEC Report

Reference No.

  Description
         
31.1   *   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2   *   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1   *   Certifications of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2   *   Certifications of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
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

 

* Filed herewith

 

 21 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  BLUE STAR FOODS CORP.
     
Dated: August 13, 2019 By: /s/ John Keeler
  Name: John Keeler
  Title:

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

     
Dated: August 13, 2019 By: /s/ Christopher Constable
  Name: Christopher Constable
  Title: Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 22