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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

 

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: 000-30542

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   86-0914051

(State of

incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

     

101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105

Morrisville, North Carolina

  27560
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(919) 858-6542

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A   N/A   N/A

 

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 ☒ 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 ☒ 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
  Emerging growth company

 

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 Act).

 

Yes ☐ No

 

The outstanding number of shares of common stock as of May 16, 2022 was 954,561.

 

Documents incorporated by reference: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
ITEM 1. Financial Statements 2
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (unaudited) 3
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 3
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Deficit for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 4
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 5
  Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements 6
     
ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 20
     
ITEM 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 28
     
ITEM 4. Controls and Procedures 28
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
ITEM 1. Legal Proceedings 30
     
ITEM 1A. Risk Factors 30
     
ITEM 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 30
     
ITEM 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 31
     
ITEM 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 31
     
ITEM 5. Other Information 31
     
ITEM 6. Exhibits 31
     
  SIGNATURES 36

 

1

 

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,     December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Assets        
Current assets          
Cash  $182,276   $1,204,933 
Accounts receivable, net   243,229    21,569 
Advance payment for acquisition   250,000    - 
Prepaid expense and other current assets   26,903    70,802 
Total current assets   702,408    1,297,304 
           
Property and equipment, net   257,081    288,406 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   154,514    174,282 
Intellectual property, net of accumulated amortization   1,039,547    1,269,819 
Deposits   31,440    31,440 
Total Assets  $2,184,990   $3,061,251 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit          
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $230,020   $115,673 
Deferred revenue   1,492,221    1,035,185 
Interest payable   239,565    204,915 
Notes payable, net of unamortized discount   1,640,958    1,720,777 
Convertible notes payable, net of unamortized discount   1,401,418    993,931 
Due to a related party   123,578    247,366 
Operating lease liability   115,553    112,322 
Finance lease liability   61,237    72,768 
Total Current Liabilities   5,304,550    4,502,937 
           
Series B Preferred Stock, 80,000 shares designated; $0.001 par value; Stated value $10.00 0 and 29,750 shares issued and outstanding, net of discount, respectively   -    278,811 
Notes payable, net of unamortized discount - non-current   1,704,581    1,770,989 
Convertible notes payable, net of unamortized discount - non-current   100,000    22,357 
Deferred revenues - non-current   1,159,022    573,411 
Operating lease liability - non-current   95,162    125,640 
Finance lease liability - non-current   -    10,341 
Total Liabilities   8,363,315    7,284,486 
           
Stockholders’ Deficit          
Preferred stock: 337,500 authorized; $0.001 par value          
Series A Preferred Stock, 150,000 shares designated; $0.001 par value;
150,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
   150    150 
Common stock: 1,000,000,000 authorized; $0.001 par value 148,367 and 122,044 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   148    122 
Additional paid in capital   37,353,357    37,810,380 
Accumulated deficit   (43,531,980)   (42,033,887)
Total Stockholders’ Deficit   (6,178,325)   (4,223,235)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit  $2,184,990   $3,061,251 

 

See the accompanying Notes, which are an integral part of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

     2022     2021 
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2022   2021 
         
Revenue  $612,516   $837,868 
Cost of revenue   199,679    166,994 
Gross profit   412,837    670,874 
           
Operating expenses          
General and administrative   973,562    1,433,565 
Sales and marketing   120,395    95,424 
Research and development   -    - 
Total operating expenses   1,093,957    1,528,989 
           
Net income (loss) from operations   (681,120)   (858,115)
           
Other income (expense)          
Interest expense   (1,094,316)   (905,426)
Gain (loss) on settlement of debt   -    (227,501)
Change in fair value of derivative liability   (57,883)   (185,256)
Total other expense   (1,152,199)   (1,318,183)
           
Loss before income taxes   (1,833,319)   (2,176,298)
Provision for income taxes   -    - 
Net loss  $(1,833,319)  $(2,176,298)
           
Dividend on Series B Preferred Stock   (104,631)   (3,949)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders  $(1,937,950)  $(2,180,247)
           
Basic and diluted loss per Common Share  $(13.75)  $(28.55)
Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding   133,344    76,378 

 

See the accompanying Notes, which are an integral part of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

   Shares     Amount   Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Deficit 
   Series A       Additional       Total 
   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Paid in   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
                             
Balance - December 31, 2021   150,000   $150    122,044   $122   $37,810,380    (42,033,887)  $(4,223,235)
                                    
Cumulative-effect adjustment from adoption of ASU 2020-06   -    -    -    -    (517,500)   439,857    (77,643)
Common stock issued for conversion of debt   -    -    14,073    13    27,799    -    27,812 
Common stock issued in conjunction with convertible notes   -    -    5,619    6    62,487    -    62,493 
Common stock issued for exercised cashless warrant   -    -    6,631    7    (7)   -    - 
Resolution of derivative liability upon exercise of warrant   -    -    -    -    57,883    -    57,883 
Stock-based compensation   -    -         -    (87,685)   -    (87,685)
Dividend on Series B Preferred Stock   

-

    

-

    

-

    

-

    

-

    

(104,631

)   

(104,631

)
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (1,833,319)   (1,833,319)
Balance - March 31, 2022   150,000   $150    148,367   $148   $37,353,357   $(43,531,980)  $(6,178,325)

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

   Shares     Amount   Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Deficit 
   Series A       Additional       Total 
   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Paid in   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
                             
Balance - December 31, 2020   150,000   $150    65,308   $66   $32,027,696   $(35,518,584)  $(3,490,672)
                                    
Common stock issued for cash   -    -    10,417    10    653,595    -    653,605 
Common stock issued for conversion of preferred stock   -    -    700    1    168,206         168,207 
Common stock issued for conversion of debt   -    -    12,718    13    1,523,245    -    1,523,258 
Common stock issued in conjunction with convertible note   -    -    358    -    88,738    -    88,738 
Stock-based compensation   -    -    685    1    404,117    -    404,118 

Dividend on Series B Preferred Stock

   -    -    -    -    -    (3,949)   (3,949)
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (2,176,298)   (2,176,298)
Balance - March 31, 2021   150,000    150    90,186    91    34,865,597    (37,698,831)   (2,832,993)

 

See the accompanying Notes, which are an integral part of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     2022     2021 
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2022   2021 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net loss  $(1,833,319)  $(2,176,298)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Change in fair value of derivative liability   57,883    185,256 
(Gain) loss on settlement of debt   -    227,501 
Stock-based compensation expense   (87,685)   404,118 
Depreciation and amortization   269,877    277,279 
Amortization of debt discount   734,191    838,227 
Lease liability amortization   (7,479)   (6,554)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (197,979)   99,592 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   43,899    (9,167)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   97,515    (20,850)
Deferred revenue   1,042,647    (231,110)
Accrued interest   35,962    28,358 
Net Cash provided by (used in) Operating Activities   155,512    (383,648)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Advance payment for acquisition   (250,000)   - 
Purchase of property and equipment   (8,280)   (79,020)
Net Cash used in Investing Activities   (258,280)   (79,020)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable   902,000    100,000 
Repayment of convertible notes payable   (729,506)   - 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   -    653,605 
Proceeds from issuance of Series B Preferred Stock   75,000    160,000 
Redemption of Series B Preferred Stock   (487,730)   - 
Finance lease payments   (21,872)   (21,638)
Proceeds from issuance of notes payable   438,860    924,581 
Repayment of notes payable   (972,853)   (1,256,591)
Proceeds from related parties   -    65,250 
Repayment to related parties   (123,788)   (168,262)
Net Cash provided by (used in) Financing Activities   (919,889)   456,945 
           
Net change in cash   (1,022,657)   (5,723)
Cash, beginning of period   1,204,933    58,783 
Cash, end of period  $182,276   $53,060 
           
Supplemental cash flow information          
Cash paid for interest  $344,867   $15,101 
Cash paid for taxes  $-   $- 
           
Non-cash Investing and Financing transactions:          
Common stock issued for exercised cashless warrant  $7   $- 
Settlement of series B preferred stock through issuance of common stock  $-   $168,207 
Settlement of convertible notes payable through issuance of common stock  $27,812   $1,523,258 
Common stock issued in conjunction with convertible note  $62,493   $88,738 
Resolution of derivative liability upon exercise of warrant  $57,883   $- 
Derivative liability recognized as debt discount  $-   $100,000 
Settlement of convertible notes payable through issuance of preferred common stock  $65,600   $65,600 
Note payable issued for settlement of License fee payable  $-   $1,404,000 
Cumulative-effect adjustment from adoption of ASU 2020-06  $77,643   $- 

 

See the accompanying Notes, which are an integral part of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2022

 

NOTE 1: GENERAL

 

Description of Business

 

Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Nevada corporation on May 4, 1998. On October 15, 2019, the Company changed its name from LandStar, Inc. to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. within the State of Nevada.

 

The Company believes that it is a leader in data security and privacy management, providing solutions for All Things Data Security®, across the enterprise and in the cloud. Trusted by over 10,000 clients, the Company provides the visibility and control needed to protect data at-scale, regardless of format, location or consumer and facilitate fast changing global data privacy requirements. Our clients include leading brand name enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

  

The mounting ransomware and data threat landscape has accelerated data security adoption rates and we believe that our extensive portfolio of data security and privacy products provide an encompassing solution set to data privacy as the new security standard. Our offering is anchored in privacy management, equipping organizations with a seamless approach to safeguard their data, protect against attacks and mitigate the most critical risks.

 

Data security and privacy legislation is driving significant investment by organizations to offset risks from data breaches and information breaches of various types. We provide solutions for the marketplace that are designed to protect data that is stored in the cloud, hybrid, on-premises and with remote employees. Our suite of security products focuses on protection of sensitive files and emails, confidential customer, patient and employee data, financial records, strategic and product plans, intellectual property and other data requiring protection, allowing our clients to create, share and protect their sensitive data wherever it is stored and however it is used.

 

We deliver solutions and capabilities for cloud vendors (including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)), for on premises and for virtualization platforms (including VMWare, Citrx and Oracle). Licensing subscription models conform to customer purchasing requirements, which are most commonly on an annualized term basis.

 

We sell substantially all our products, solutions and services through a sales model that combines the leverage of a channel sales model or direct account management, thereby providing us with opportunities to grow our current customer base and deliver our value proposition for data privacy and security. We also make use of channel partners, distributors, and resellers which sell to end-user customers. This approach allows us to maintain close relationships with our customers and benefit from the global reach of our channel partners. Additionally, we are enhancing our product offerings and go-to-market strategy by establishing technology alliances within the IT infrastructure and security vendor ecosystem. Our sales and marketing focus is on targeting organizations with 500 or more users who are adopting cloud services and can make larger purchases with us over time and have a greater potential lifetime value.

 

We continue to onboard to cloud-native technology adoption portals such as the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and the Amazon AWS Marketplace. Vendors may offer incentives to us as a software and services provider to onboard and market via their marketplace portals.

 

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, data privacy requirements get more complex, and data security becomes more challenging, we believe that Data443 is well positioned to capture market share, continue to lead in strategic data security technologies and prepare organizations for the next epoch in IT data privacy services.

 

Our Products

 

Each of our major product lines provides feature and functionality which we believe enable our clients to fully secure their data. This design extends through modular functionalities, giving our clients the flexibility to select the features they require for their business needs and the flexibility to expand their usage simply by adding a license. As the result of a recent rebranding and marketing effort by the Company, the products and services offered by the Company are now marketed under the following names:

 

  Data443® Ransomware Recovery Manager, a unique offering designed to recover a workstation immediately upon infection to the last known business-operable state, without any end user or IT administrator efforts or involvement.
     
  Data443® Data Identification Manager, the Company’s data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops.
     
  Data443® Data Archive Manager, a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions.
     
  Data443® Sensitive Content Manager, a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage—malicious or accidental—without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.
     
  Data443® Data Placement Manager, a leading data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide;
     
  Data443® Access Control Manager, enables fine-grained access controls across myriad platforms at scale for internal client systems and commercial public cloud platforms like Salesforce, Box.Net, Google G Suite, Microsoft OneDrive and others.
     
  Data443® Blockchain Protection Manager, provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.
     
  Data443® Global Privacy Manager, the privacy compliance and consumer loss mitigation platform which is integrated with Data Identification Managercto do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process Data Privacy Access Requests—removal request—with inventory by Data Identification Manager; enables the full lifecycle of Data Privacy Access Requests, Remediation, Monitoring and Reporting.
     
  Data443® IntellyWP, user experience enhancement products for the world’s largest content management platform, WordPress.
     
  Data443® Chat History Scanner, which scans chat messages for compliance, security, PII, PI, PCI & custom keywords for large video conferencing platforms such as Zoom.
     
  Data443® - GDPR Framework, CCPA Framework, and LGPD Framework WordPress Plugins, with over 30,000 active site owners combined, helps organizations of all sizes to comply with European, California and Brazilian privacy rules and regulations.

 

Our Growth Strategy

 

The following are key elements of our growth strategy:

 

Acquisitions. We intend to aggressively pursue acquisitions of other cybersecurity software and service providers focused on the data security sector. We target companies with a steady client base, as well as companies with complementary product offerings.

 

Research & Development; Innovation. We intend to increase our spending on research and development in order to drive innovation to improve existing products and to deliver new products. We intend to work towards proactively identifying and solving the data security needs of our clients.

 

Grow Our Customer Base. We believe that the continued rise in enterprise data and increased cybersecurity concerns will increase demand for our services and products. We intend to capitalize on this demand by targeting new customers.

 

Expand Our Sales Force. We believe that continuing to expand our salesforce will be essential to achieving our customer base expansion goals. We intend to expand our sales capacity by adding employees throughout our sales and marketing department, with heavy focus on customer success and leveraging our existing client relationships.

 

Our Customers

 

Our current customer base is comprised primarily of customers in two verticals – commercial enterprises and open-source consumers. Our commercial enterprise clients are generally focused within the US and range from 500 employees to over 150,000 employees and use our data security and protection product lines. Our open-source offerings are more widely distributed geographically, used by organizations of all sizes and currently have over 200,000 active installations.

 

On January 19, 2022, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Centurion Holdings I, LLC (“Centurion”) to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as Centurion SmartShield Home and SmartShield Enterprise, patented technology that protects and recovers devices in the event of ransomware attacks. The total purchase price of $3,400,000 consists of: (i) a $250,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) the $2,900,00 promissory note issued by Data443 in favor of Centurion; and (iii) $250,000 in the form of a contingent payment. As of the filings date of these financial statements, the acquisition is still not completed.

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2022 include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Data 443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina operating company, and the operations of Myriad Software Productions, LLC through September 2018 when it was liquidated. Prior to the acquisition of Data 443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. in North Carolina and the assets of Myriad Software Productions, LLC in 2018, these two entities were controlled by our sole director and officer, Jason Remillard. On November 17, 2017, Mr. Remillard acquired control of LandStar, Inc. through his purchase of all the outstanding Series A preferred shares of the Company, and as a result, these two entities became common controlled entities that require consolidation of results with the reporting company, LandStar, Inc., from the time common control occurred. All intercompany accounts and activities have been eliminated. These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

Interim Financial Statements

 

These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance U.S. GAAP for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included and such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 and notes thereto and other pertinent information contained in our Form 10-K the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 31, 2022. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

 

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Share-Based Compensation

 

Employees - The Company accounts for share-based compensation under the fair value method which requires all such compensation to employees, including the grant of employee stock options, to be calculated based on its fair value at the measurement date (generally the grant date), and recognized in the consolidated statement of operations over the requisite service period.

 

Nonemployees - During June 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2018-07, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2018-07”) to simplify the accounting for share-based payments to nonemployees by aligning it with the accounting for share-based payments to employees. The Company elected to adopt ASU 2018-07 early. Under the requirements of ASU 2018-07, the Company accounts for share-based compensation to non-employees under the fair value method which requires all such compensation to be calculated based on the fair value at the measurement date (generally the grant date), and recognized in the statement of operations over the requisite service period.

 

The Company recorded approximately gain of $87,685 in share-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to $404,118 in share-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Determining the appropriate fair value model and the related assumptions requires judgment. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the fair value of each option grant was estimated using a Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The expected volatility represents the historical volatility of the Company’s publicly traded common stock. Due to limited historical data, the Company calculates the expected life based on the mid-point between the vesting date and the contractual term which is in accordance with the simplified method. The expected term for options granted to nonemployees is the contractual life. The risk-free interest rate is based on a treasury instrument whose term is consistent with the expected life of stock options. The Company has not paid and does not anticipate paying cash dividends on its shares of common stock; therefore, the expected dividend yield is assumed to be zero.

 

Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Common Share

 

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock plus the effect of dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method and as if converted method. Dilutive potential common shares include outstanding stock options, warrant and convertible notes.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, the following common stock equivalents were excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share as the result of the computation was anti-dilutive:

 

     2022     2021 
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2022   2021 
   (Shares)   (Shares) 
Series A Preferred Stock   150,000,000    150,000,000 
Stock options   2,121    1,559 
Warrants   139,275    - 
Convertible notes   -    6,250 
Preferred B stock   -    152 
Total   150,141,396    150,007,961 

 

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COVID-19

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic. The pandemic adversely affected workforces, economies, and financial markets globally in 2020 and, until contained, is still expected to disrupt general business operations. The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by many governments around the world in response could in the future meaningfully impact our business, results of operations and financial condition. The Company is currently unable to predict the duration of that impact but continues to monitor its accounting estimates of the carrying value of certain assets and liabilities relating to its leases and will continue to do so as additional information is obtained or new events occur. Actual results could differ from our estimates and judgments, and any such differences may be material to our financial statements.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, ASC Subtopic 470-20 “Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options” and ASC subtopic 815-40 “Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”. The standard reduced the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock. Convertible instruments that continue to be subject to separation models are (1) those with embedded conversion features that are not clearly and closely related to the host contract, that meet the definition of a derivative, and that do not qualify for a scope exception from derivative accounting; and, (2) convertible debt instruments issued with substantial premiums for which the premiums are recorded as paid-in capital. The amendments in this update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. We recognized a cumulative effect adjustment to increase the opening retained earnings as of January 1, 2022 by $439,857.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has considered all other recently issued accounting pronouncements and does not believe the adoption of such pronouncements will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 2: LIQUIDITY AND GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared (i) in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and (ii) assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has only recently started to generate significant income. The Company is subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with a business with a limited history of substantive revenue, as well as limitations on its operating capital resources. These matters, among others, raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to the amounts and classification of assets and liabilities that may be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. In light of these matters, the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to raise capital and generate revenue and profits in the future.

 

During 2018, the Company made two product acquisitions, ClassiDocs®, and ARALOC®, and completed the acquisition of one entity, Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (“Data443”), the North Carolina operating company. During 2019, the Company completed the acquisition of selected assets of DataExpress; and, completed a transaction under which the Company licensed the assets of ArcMail™. During the period ending September 30, 2020, the Company has completed the acquisition of selected assets of FileFacets™, and selected assets of Intelly WP™. The Company is actively seeking new products and entities to acquire, with several candidates identified. The Company has developed, and continues to develop, large scale relationships with cyber security, marketing and product organizations, and to market and promote ClassiDocs® and other products the Company may develop or acquire. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had negative net working capital; an accumulated deficit; and, had reduced its operating losses.

 

We continue to monitor the effects COVID-19 could have on our operations and liquidity including our ability to collect account receivable timely from our customers due to the economic impacts COVID-19 could have on the general economy. COVID-19 has also impacted our ability to travel, meet distribution partners in their offices, present at tradeshows, and perform other enterprise-related sales functions. While most customers have returned to their pre-pandemic “normal” office working conditions, a number have yet to do so. These continued operating conditions have impacted our ability to execute and deploy some of our normal sales and marketing activities. While we are not unique in this position, these factors, among others, raise some doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

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NOTE 3: PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

The following table summarizes the components of the Company’s property and equipment as of the dates presented:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Furniture and Fixtures  $2,991   $2,991 
Computer Equipment   567,934    559,654 
Property and equipment, gross   570,925    562,645 
Accumulated depreciation   (313,844)   (274,239)
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation  $257,081   $288,406 

 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, was $39,605 and $35,757, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company purchased property and equipment of $8,280 and $79,020, respectively.

 

NOTE 4: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

The following table summarizes the components of the Company’s intellectual property as of the dates presented:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Intellectual property:          
Word press GDPR rights  $46,800   $46,800 
ARALOC™   1,850,000    1,850,000 
ArcMail License   1,445,000    1,445,000 
DataExpressTM   1,388,051    1,388,051 
FileFacetsTM   135,000    135,000 
IntellyWP™   60,000    60,000 
Resilient Network Systems   305,000    305,000 
Intellectual property   5,229,851    5,229,851 
Accumulated amortization   (4,190,304)   (3,960,032)
Intellectual property, net of accumulated amortization  $1,039,547   $1,269,819 

 

The Company recognized amortization expense of $230,272 and $241,522 for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and 2021, respectively.

 

Based on the carrying value of definite-lived intangible assets as of March 31, 2022, we estimate our amortization expense for the next five years will be as follows:

 

   Amortization 
Year Ended December 31,  Expense 
2022 (excluding the three months ended March 31, 2022)  $585,212 
2023   411,585 
2024   27,000 
Thereafter   15,750 
Total  $1,039,547 

 

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NOTE 5: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

The following table summarizes the components of the Company’s accounts payable and accrued liabilities as of the dates presented:

 

NOTE 6: DEFERRED REVENUE

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and as of December 31 2021, changes in deferred revenue were as follows:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Balance, beginning of period  $1,608,596   $1,518,163 
Deferral of revenue   1,688,850    2,581,801 
Recognition of deferred revenue   (646,203)   (2,491,368)
Balance, end of period  $2,651,243   $1,608,596 

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, is classified as follows:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Current  $1,492,221   $1,035,185 
Non-current   1,159,022    573,411 
 Deferred revenue  $2,651,243   $1,608,596 

 

NOTE 7: LEASES

 

Operating lease

 

We have a noncancelable operating lease for our office facility that expires in 2024. The operating lease has renewal options and rent escalation clauses.

 

We recognized total lease expense of approximately $83,339 and $24,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, primarily related to operating lease costs paid to lessors from operating cash flows. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company recorded security deposit of $10,000. We entered into our operating lease in January 2019. On July 1, 2020, the Company renegotiated the office lease to obtain rent expense relief for the months of April 2020 – December 2020.

 

Future minimum lease payments under operating leases that have initial noncancelable lease terms in excess of one year at March 31, 2022 were as follows:

 

   Total 
Year Ended December 31,     
2022 (excluding the three months ended March 31, 2022)   95,475 
2023   131,150 
Thereafter   - 
Total lease payment   226,625 
Less: Imputed interest   (15,910)
Operating lease liabilities   210,715 
      
Operating lease liability - current   115,553 
Operating lease liability - non-current  $95,162 

 

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The following summarizes other supplemental information about the Company’s operating lease as of March 31, 2022:

 

Weighted average discount rate   8%
Weighted average remaining lease term (years)   1.79 

 

Finance lease

 

The Company leases computer and hardware under non-cancellable capital lease arrangements. The term of those capital leases is 3 years and annual interest rate is 12%. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, capital lease obligations included in current liabilities were $61,237 and $72,768, respectively, and capital lease obligations included in long-term liabilities were $0 and $10,341, respectively. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company recorded security deposit of $10,944. As significant portion of our leasing costs are to support our data center buildouts.

 

At March 31, 2022, future minimum lease payments under the finance lease obligations, are as follows:

 

   Total 
     
2022 (excluding the three months ended March 31, 2022)  $54,248 
2023   10,496 
Thereafter   - 
Total finance lease payment   64,744 
Less: Imputed interest   (3,507)
Finance lease liabilities   61,237 
      
Finance lease liability   61,237 
Finance lease liability - non-current  $- 

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31 2021, finance lease assets are included in property and equipment as follows:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Finance lease assets  $267,284   $267,284 
Accumulated depreciation   (231,109)   (192,928)
Finance lease assets, net of accumulated depreciation  $36,175   $74,356 

 

NOTE 8: CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

 

Convertible notes payable consists of the following:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Convertible Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2020   100,000    100,000 
Convertible Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2021   851,851    1,607,857 
Convertible Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2022   959,313    - 
Convertible notes payable, Gross   1,911,164    1,707,857 
Less debt discount and debt issuance cost   (409,746)   (691,569)
Convertible notes payable   1,501,418    1,016,288 
Less current portion of convertible notes payable   1,401,418    993,931 
Long-term convertible notes payable  $100,000   $22,357 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized interest expense of $319,561 and $15,142, respectively, and amortization of debt discount, included in interest expense of $323,986 and $305,441, respectively.

 

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Conversion

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company converted notes with principal amounts and accrued interest of $27,812 into 6,090 shares of common stock. The corresponding derivative liability at the date of conversion of $57,883 was credited to additional paid in capital.

 

Convertible notes payable consists of the following:

 

Promissory Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2020

 

The Company has a total of $100,000 of notes with the following terms:

 

  Terms 60 months.
     
  Annual interest rates of 5%
     
  Conversion prices is a fixed conversion price of $0.001.

 

Promissory Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2021

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company issued convertible notes of $1,696,999 for cash proceeds of $1,482,000 after deducting financing fee of $214,999 with the following terms;

 

  Terms ranging from 90 days to 12 months.
     
  Annual interest rates of 5% to 12%.
     
  Convertible at the option of the holders after varying dates.
     
  Conversion prices are typically based on the discounted (39% discount) average closing prices or lowest trading prices of the Company’s shares during 20 periods prior to conversion.
     
  1,414 shares of common stock valued at $133,663 issued in conjunction with convertible notes.
     
  117,992 warrants to purchase shares of common stock with an exercise price a range from $7.44 to 36.00 granted in conjunction with convertible notes. The term of warrant is 5 years from issue date. (Note 12)

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company repaid principal amount of $729,506 and interest expense of $319,743.

 

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Promissory Notes - Issued in fiscal year 2022

 

During the March 31, 2022, the Company issued convertible notes of $959,313 for cash proceeds of $902,000 after deducting financing fee of $57,313 with the following terms;

 

  Terms 12 months.
     
  Annual interest rates of 9%.
     
  Convertible at the option of the holders after varying dates.
     
  Conversion prices are typically based on the discounted (20% or 39% discount) lowest trading prices of the Company’s shares during 20 periods prior to conversion. Certain note has a floor conversion price of $0.01.
     
  5,619 shares of common stock valued at $62,493 issued in conjunction with convertible notes.

 

In connection with the adoption of ASU 2020-06, we reclassified $517,500, previously allocated to the conversion feature, from additional paid-in capital to convertible notes on our balance sheet as of January 1, 2022. The reclassification was recorded to combine the two legacy units of account into a single instrument classified as a liability. We also recognized a cumulative effect adjustment of $439,857 to accumulated deficit on our balance sheet as of January 1, 2022, that was primarily driven by the derecognition of interest expense related to the accretion of the Debt Discount as required under the legacy accounting guidance. Under ASU 2020-06, we will no longer incur non-cash interest expense related to the accretion of the debt discount associated with the embedded conversion option.

 

NOTE 9: DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES

 

The Company analyzed the conversion option for derivative accounting consideration under ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and hedging, and determined that the instrument should be classified as a liability since the conversion option becomes effective at issuance resulting in there being no explicit limit to the number of shares to be delivered upon settlement of the above conversion options.

 

ASC 815 requires we assess the fair market value of derivative liability at the end of each reporting period and recognize any change in the fair market value as other income or expense item.

 

The Company determined our derivative liabilities to be a Level 3 fair value measurement during the year based on management’s estimate of the expected future cash flows required to settle the liabilities, and used the Binomial pricing model to calculate the fair value as of March 31, 2022. As of the three months ended March 31, 2022, there were no derivative liabilities. The Binomial model requires six basic data inputs: the exercise or strike price, time to expiration, the risk-free interest rate, the current stock price, the estimated volatility of the stock price in the future, and the dividend rate. Changes to these inputs could produce a significantly higher or lower fair value measurement. The fair value of each convertible note and warrant is estimated using the Binomial valuation model.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and year ended December 31, 2021, the estimated fair values of the liabilities measured on a recurring basis are as follows:

 

The Company valued the conversion feature using the Binomial pricing model. The fair value of the derivative liability for all the notes that became convertible, including the notes issued in prior years, during the three months ended March 31, 2022 amounted to $57,883 recognized as a derivative loss.

 

For the three months March 31, 2022 and year ended December 31, 2021, the estimated fair values of the liabilities measured on a recurring basis are as follows:

 

   Year ended   Year ended 
   March 31,   December 31, 
   2021   2021 
Expected term  0.51 years   0.48 - 5.00 years 
Expected average volatility   134%    160%- 302%  
Expected dividend yield   -    - 
Risk-free interest rate   59%    0.04% - 1.24%  

 

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The aggregate loss on derivatives during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 was $57,883 and $185,256, respectively.

 

NOTE 10: NOTES PAYABLE

 

Notes payable consists of the following:

 

   March 31,   December 31,        
   2022   2021   Maturity  Interest Rate 
Economic Injury Disaster Loan - originated in May 2020 (1, 3)  $500,000   $500,000   30 years   3.75%
Promissory note - originated in September 2020   42,888    50,456   $2,873.89 monthly payment for 36 months   14.0%
Promissory note - originated in December 2020   28,791    33,039   $1,854.41 monthly payment for 36 months   8.0%
Promissory note - originated in January 2021   41,998    48,583   $2,675.89 monthly payment for 36 months   18.0%
Promissory note - originated in February 2021 (2)   1,318,819    1,328,850   5 years   4.0%
Promissory note - originated in April 2021   693,333    832,000   1 year   12%
Promissory note - originated in July 2021   282,000    282,000   1 year   12%
Promissory note - originated in September 2021   52,599    55,576   $1,383.56 monthly payment for 60 months   28%
Promissory note - originated in December 2021   -    406,300   $20,050 weekly payment   49%
Promissory note - originated in December 2021   110,785    241,714   $10,071.45 weekly payment   4.94%
Promissory note - originated in December 2021   16,763    189,975   $2,793.75 daily payment   7%
Promissory note - originated in March 2022   485,920    -   $20,995 weekly payment   49%
Promissory note - originated in March 2022   104,143    -   $642.86 daily payment   15%
    3,678,039    3,968,493         
Less debt discount and debt issuance cost   (332,500)   (476,727)        
    3,345,539    3,491,766         
Less current portion of promissory notes payable   1,640,958    1,720,777         
Long-term promissory notes payable  $1,704,581   $1,770,989         

 

  (1) The Company received an advance under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.
     
  (2) On February 12, 2021, the Company issued notes payable of $1,404,000 to settle license fee payable of $1,094,691. As a result, the Company recorded loss on settlement of debt of $309,309 in fiscal year 2021.
     
  (3) The Company received a second advance under the EIDL program in fiscal year 2021.

 

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During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized interest expense of $56,457 and $17,170, and amortization of debt discount, included in interest expense of $387,766 and $469,471, respectively.

 

During the three months years ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company issued a total of $682,400 and $2,800,191, less discount of $243,540 and $471,610, and repaid $972,853 and $1,256,591, respectively.

 

NOTE 11: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company accounts for contingent liabilities in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 450, Contingencies. This guidance requires management to assess potential contingent liabilities that may exist as of the date of the financial statements to determine the probability and amount of loss that may have occurred, which inherently involves an exercise of judgment. If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed. For loss contingencies considered remote, no accrual or disclosures are generally made. Management has assessed potential contingent liabilities as of March 31, 2022, and based on that assessment there are no probable loss contingencies requiring accrual or establishment of a reserve.

 

DMB Note Collection Action

 

On June 17, 2021, DMB Group, LLC (“DMB”) filed a lawsuit against Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Subsidiary”), in County Court in Denton County, Texas, naming the Subsidiary as the defendant (the “Complaint”). The matter was settled on September 2021 by mutual agreement of the involved parties. The Subsidiary has made all payments and the matter is now considered closed.

 

Employment Related Claims

 

The Company views most legal proceedings involving claims of former employees as routine litigation incidental to the business, and therefore not material.

 

Litigation

 

In the ordinary course of business, we are involved in a number of lawsuits incidental to our business, including litigation related to intellectual property, employees, and commercial matters. Although it is difficult to predict the ultimate outcome of these cases, management believes that any ultimate liability would not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial condition or results of operations. However, an unforeseen unfavorable development in any of these cases could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows in the period in which it is recorded.

 

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NOTE 12: CAPITAL STOCK AND REVERSE STOCK SPLIT

 

On March 7, 2022, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to effect a 1-for-8 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common and preferred shares, each with $0.001 par value. All per share amounts and number of shares, in the consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split.

 

Preferred Stock

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company is authorized to issue 337,500 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001, of which 150,000 shares have been designated as Series A, and 80,000 shares have been designated as Series B.

 

Series A Preferred Stock

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 150,000 shares of Series A were issued and outstanding. Each share of Series A was (i) convertible into 1,000 shares of common stock, and (ii) entitled to vote 15,000 shares of common stock on all matters submitted to a vote by shareholders voting common stock. All issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are held by Mr. Jason Remillard, sole director of the Company.

 

Series B Preferred Stock

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 0 and 29,750 shares of Series B were issued and outstanding, respectively. Each share of Series B (i) has a stated value of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per share; (ii) are convertible into common stock at a price per share equal to sixty one percent (61%) of the lowest price for the Company’s common stock during the twenty (20) day of trading preceding the date of the conversion; (iii) earn dividends at the rate of nine percent (9%) per annum; and, (iv) generally have no voting rights.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company issued 7,875 shares of Series B preferred stock for $78,750, less $3,750 financing fees

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company redeemed 37,625 shares of series B preferred stock for $487,730.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recorded accrued dividend of $104,631, and amortization of debt discount, included in interest expense of $22,439.

 

Common Stock

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000,000 shares of common stock with a par value of $0.001. All shares have equal voting rights, are non-assessable, and have one vote per share. The total number of shares of Company common stock issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, was 148,367 and 122,044 shares, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company issued common stock as follows:

 

  6,091 shares issued for conversion of debt;
     
  6,631 shares issued upon the cash-less exercise of warrants;
     
  5,619 shares issued as a loan fee in connection with the issuance of promissory notes; and
     
  7,982 shares issued for adjustment of reverse stock split

 

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Warrants

 

A summary of activity during the three months ended March 31, 2022 follows:

 

   Warrants Outstanding 
       Weighted Average 
   Shares   Exercise Price 
Outstanding, December 31, 2021   146,842   $27.86 
Granted   -    - 
Reset feature   -    - 
Exercised   (7,567)   9.88 
Forfeited/canceled   -    - 
Outstanding, March 31, 2022   139,275   $24.28 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, 7,567 warrants were exercised with cashless and the Company issued 6,631 shares of common stock.

 

The following table summarizes information relating to outstanding and exercisable warrants as of March 31, 2022:

 

Warrants Outstanding 
Number of   Weighted Average Remaining   Weighted Average 
Shares   Contractual life (in years)   Exercise Price 
 6,250    3.70   $160.00 
 6,934    4.06   $120.00 
 15,666    4.33   $36.00 
 2,917    4.50   $36.00 
 32,837    4.56   $9.88 
 74,671    4.73   $7.44 
             
 139,275    4.56   $24.28 

 

NOTE 13: SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

 

Stock Options

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company granted options for the purchase of the Company’s common stock to certain employees, consultants and advisors as consideration for services rendered. The terms of the stock option grants are determined by the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company’s stock options generally vest upon the one-year anniversary date of the grant and have a maximum term of ten years.

 

The following summarizes the stock option activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022:

 

   Options Outstanding  

Weighted-Average

Exercise Price

 
Balance as of December 31, 2021   2,121   $467.76 
Grants   -    - 
Exercised   -    - 
Cancelled   (1,092)   134.40 
Balance as of March 31, 2022   1,029   $481.46 

 

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The following summarizes certain information about stock options vested and expected to vest as of March 31, 2022:

 

       Weighted-Average     
   Number of   Remaining Contractual Life   Weighted- Average 
   Options   (In Years)   Exercise Price 
       Weighted-Average     
   Number of   Remaining Contractual Life   Weighted- Average 
   Options   (In Years)   Exercise Price 
Outstanding   1,029    8.64   $481.46 
Exercisable   585    8.48   $735.99 
Expected to vest   444    8.76   $303.82 

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there was $110,006 and $381,547, respectively, of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements which is expected to be recognized within the next year.

 

Restricted Stock Awards

 

The following summarizes the restricted stock activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022:

 

       Weighted-Average 
   Shares   Fair Value 
Balance as of December 31, 2021   1,370   $639.22 
Shares of restricted stock granted   -    - 
Exercised   -    - 
Cancelled   -    - 
Balance as of December 31, 2021   1,370   $639.22 

 

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
Number of Restricted Stock Awards  2022   2021 
Vested   1,370    1,370 
Non-vested   -    - 

 

NOTE 14: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Jason Remillard is our Chief Executive Officer and sole director. Through his ownership of Series A Preferred Shares, Mr. Remillard has voting control over all matters to be submitted to a vote of our shareholders.

 

On September 16, 2019, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DMBGroup, LLC (“DMB Group”). A significant part of the purchase price was in the form of the Company’s common stock. As a direct result of this transaction and the Company’s common stock issued to DMB Group, we determined that DMB Group was a related party. Amounts owed to DMBGroup, including the note payable of $940,000 and member loans of $97,689 were recorded as amounts due to a related party. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company repaid note payable of $124,985 including interest expense of $1,240. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had recorded a liability to DMBGroup totaling $0 and $123,745, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company repaid $43 to our CEO.

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had due to related party of $123,578 and $247,366, respectively.

 

NOTE 15: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company issued convertible notes a total of $270,700 with 20,699 warrants, which the exercise price of warrant is $6.00 and the term is 5 years. The term of notes is 9 months to 1 year and annual interest rate is 10% to 12%. Notes are convertible at the option of the holders after 6 months of issuance date of the note or event of default and conversion price are Conversion prices are based on the discounted (25% discount) lowest trading prices of the Company’s shares during 20 periods prior to conversion. Certain note has a fixed conversion price of $4.50.

 

Subsequent to March 31, 2022, the Company issued 807,663 shares of common stock as follows:

 

  380,952 shares to Centurion Holdings LLC as part of the acquisition (see Note 1).
  160,416 shares issued for conversion of debt and interest.
  108,000 shares to our CEO for conversion of Series A Preferred Stock.
  146,291 shares issued under a registration statement on Form S-8, to employees and consultants for services.
  7,200 shares issued for a restricted stock award.
  4,804 shares to debt holders for commitment obligations.

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis of the results of operations and financial condition for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements, and the notes to those financial statements that are included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report.

 

All references to “Data443”, “we”, “our,” “us” and the “Company” in this Item 2 refer to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

The discussion in this section contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “would” or “will” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results to differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements we make. Several risks and uncertainties we face are discussed in more detail under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of the Form 10 filed by the Company with the SEC on January 11, 2019, and in the Part I, Item 1A of the Form 10-K filed by the Company with the SEC on March 31, 2022, and in the discussion and analysis below. You should, however, understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risks and uncertainties and you should not consider the risks and uncertainties identified by us to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties that could materially affect us. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements we make herein because some or all of them may turn out to be wrong. We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events and developments, except as required by law. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

On January 5, 2022, we announced the approval of a reverse stock split of our common stock and a reduction in the number of authorized shares, each within a specified range, with a final decision to be made by our board of directors. On January 6, 2022, we were advised by the Nevada Secretary of State that it had accepted the Company’s filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, with a filing and effective date of January 6, 2022 (the “Certificate of Change”). The Certificate of Change (i) reduced the number of authorized shares of common stock to one hundred twenty-five million (125,000,000); and (ii) effected a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-8. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. Trading of our common stock began on a split-adjusted basis on March 8, 2022. All common stock and per share data have been retroactively adjusted for the impact of the split.

 

Overview 

 

The Company believes that it is a leader in data security and privacy management, providing solutions for All Things Data Security®, across the enterprise and in the cloud. Trusted by over 10,000 clients, the Company provides the visibility and control needed to protect data at-scale, regardless of format, location or consumer and to facilitate fast changing global data privacy requirements. Our clients include leading brand name enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

 

The mounting ransomware and data threat landscape has accelerated data security adoption rates and we believe that our extensive portfolio of data security and privacy products provide an encompassing solution set to data privacy as the new security standard. Our offering is anchored in privacy management, equipping organizations with a seamless approach to safeguard their data, protect against attacks and mitigate the most critical risks.

 

Data security and privacy legislation is driving significant investment by organizations to offset risks from data breaches and information breaches of various types. We provide solutions for the marketplace that are designed to protect data that is stored in the cloud, hybrid, on-premises and with remote employees. Our suite of security products focuses on protection of sensitive files and emails, confidential customer, patient and employee data, financial records, strategic and product plans, intellectual property and other data requiring protection, allowing our clients to create, share and protect their sensitive data wherever it is stored and however it is used.

 

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We deliver solutions and capabilities for cloud vendors (including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)), for on premises and for virtualization platforms (including VMWare, Citrix and Oracle). Licensing subscription models conform to our client’s purchasing requirements, which are most commonly on an annualized term basis.

 

We sell substantially all our products, solutions and services through a sales model that combines the leverage of a channel sales model or  direct account management, thereby providing us with opportunities to grow our current customer base and deliver our value proposition for data privacy and security. We also make use of channel partners, distributors, and resellers which sell to end-user customers. This approach allows us to maintain close relationships with our customers and benefit from the global reach of our channel partners. Additionally, we are enhancing our product offerings and go-to-market strategy by establishing technology alliances within the IT infrastructure and security vendor ecosystem. Our sales and marketing focus is on targeting organizations with 500 or more users who are adopting cloud services and can make larger purchases with us over time and have a greater potential lifetime value.

 

We continue to onboard to cloud-native technology adoption portals such as the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and the Amazon AWS Marketplace. Vendors may offer incentives to us as a software and services provider to onboard and market via their marketplace portals.

 

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, data privacy requirements get more complex, and data security becomes more challenging, we believe that Data443 is well positioned to capture market share, continue to lead in strategic data security technologies and prepare organizations for the next epoch in IT data privacy services.

 

Our Products

 

Each of our major product lines provides features and functionality which we believe enable our clients to fully secure their data. This design extends through modular functionalities, giving our clients the flexibility to select the features they require for their business needs and the flexibility to expand their usage simply by adding a license. As the result of a recent rebranding and marketing effort by the Company, the products and services offered by the Company are now marketed under the following names:

 

  Data443® Ransomware Recovery Manager, a unique offering designed to recover a workstation immediately upon infection to the last known business-operable state, without any end user or IT administrator efforts or involvement.
     
  Data443® Data Identification Manager, the Company’s data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops.
     
  Data443® Data Archive Manager, a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions.
     
  Data443® Sensitive Content Manager , a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage—malicious or accidental—without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.

 

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  Data443® Data Placement Manager, a leading data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide;
     
  Data443® Access Control Manager, enables fine-grained access controls across myriad platforms at scale for internal client systems and commercial public cloud platforms like Salesforce, Box.Net, Google G Suite, Microsoft OneDrive and others.
     
  Data443® Blockchain Protection Manager, provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.
     
  Data443® Global Privacy Manager, the privacy compliance and consumer loss mitigation platform which is integrated with Data443® Data Identification Manager to do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process data privacy access requests—removal request—with inventory by the Data443® Data Identification Manager ; enables the full lifecycle of data privacy access requests, remediation, monitoring and reporting.
     
  Data443® IntellyWP, user experience enhancement products for the world’s largest content management platform, WordPress.
     
  Data443® Chat History Scanner, which scans chat messages for compliance, security, personally identifiable information (PII), personal information (PI), (payment card industry) PCI information and custom keywords for large video conferencing platforms such as Zoom.
     
  Data443® - GDPR Framework, CCPA Framework, and LGPD Framework WordPress Plugins, with over 30,000 active site owners combined, helps organizations of all sizes to comply with European, California and Brazilian privacy rules and regulations.

 

CARES Act

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020. There are several different provisions in the CARES Act that impact income taxes for corporations. While we continue to evaluate the tax implications, we do not believe these provisions have a material impact on the financial statements. 

 

Additionally, the Company applied for and received funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”)   in the amount of $339,000. The Company has had this liability forgiven as part of the program.

 

The Company also received a $150,000 loan (the “EID Loan”) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The Company received the loan proceeds on or around May 27, 2020. The EID Loan has a thirty-year term and bears interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments were deferred for twelve months after the date of disbursement. The Company may prepay the EID Loan at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties, and we otherwise are repaying it at the rate of $731 per month. The Company must use the proceeds from the EID Loan for working capital. The Loan Authorization and Agreement and the Note executed by the Company in connection with the EID Loan contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

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The Company received a second EID loan from the SBA under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program in the amount of $350,000 on or around June 27, 2021 (the “Second EID Loan”). The Second EID Loan also has a thirty- year term and bears interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments are deferred for twelve months after the date of disbursement. The Company may prepay the Second EID Loan at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties, and we otherwise will begin repaying at the rate of $731 per month when the deferral period ends. The Company must use the proceeds from the Second EID Loan for working capital. The Loan Authorization and Agreement and the Note executed by the Company in connection with the Second EID Loan contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of income and expense during the reporting periods presented.

 

Our critical estimates include revenue recognition and intangible assets. Although we believe that these estimates are reasonable, actual results could differ from those estimates given a change in conditions or assumptions that have been consistently applied. We also have other policies that we consider key accounting policies, such as our policy for revenue recognition, however, the application of these policies does not require us to make significant estimates or judgments that are difficult or subjective.

 

The critical accounting policies used by management and the methodology for its estimates and assumptions are as follows:

 

Convertible Financial Instruments

 

The Company bifurcates conversion options from their host instruments and accounts for them as free-standing derivative financial instruments if certain criteria are met. The criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re-measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument. An exception to this rule is when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional, as that term is described under applicable GAAP.

 

When the Company has determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments, discounts are recorded for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in the instruments based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the instrument.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

We measure the cost of services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the fair value of the award. For employees and directors, the fair value of the award is measured on the grant date. For non-employees, as per ASU No. 2018-7, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, re-measurement is not required. The fair value amount is then recognized over the period during which services are required to be provided in exchange for the award, usually the vesting period. Stock-based compensation expense is recorded by us in the same expense classifications in the consolidated statements of operations, as if such amounts were paid in cash. Also, refer to Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, in the consolidated financial statements that are included in this Annual Report.

 

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Outlook

 

Our continued objective is to further integrate our growing suite of proven industry leading data security, ransomware protection and privacy offerings and deliver the combined offering to our growing base of enterprise clients directly and via our partner channel. Data privacy concerns continue to grow in lockstep with security breaches, ongoing expansion of data storage, and reliance on telework, telehealth and remote learning requirements.

 

We have relied on and expect to continue to benefit from strategic acquisitions to contribute to our long-term growth objectives. During Fiscal Year 2022 we hope to continue to acquire complementary business assets and client bases. Key elements of our growth strategy include:

 

  Improving and extending our technological capabilities, domestically and internationally.
     
  Further integrating our product offerings to provide a superior data privacy platform.
     
  Focusing on underserved markets and medium-sized businesses.
     
  Delivering capabilities via unconventional channels, including open-source and “freemium” trial subscription models.
     
  Leveraging our existing relationships for professional references, association- and internal private industry-level promotional events and other high value product positional activities.
     
  Be prepared to capture and execute on opportunities in the acquisition marketplace.
     
 

Continued focus on net bookings with growing long-term contract value with inbuilt ARR increases and pre-paid consumption growth.

     
 

Improve SaaS Services and consumption with high increasing ‘attach’ rate for additional capabilities within existing customer relationships we have built and/or acquired via our aggressive acquisitions program.

     
  Increase year-over-year conversions from perpetual one-time contract sales to multiyear recurring subscription revenue agreements.

 

While we primarily report income based on recognized and deferred revenue, another measurement internally for the business is booked revenues. Management utilizes this measure to track numerous indicators such as: contract value growth; initial contract value per customer; and certain other values that change quarter-over-quarter. These results may also be subject to, and impacted by, sales compensation plans, internal performance objectives, and other activities. We continue to increase revenue from our existing operations. We generally recognize revenue from customers ratably over the terms of their subscription, which is generally one year at a time. As a result, a substantial portion of the revenue we report in each period is attributable to the recognition of deferred revenue relating to agreements that we executed during previous periods. Consequently, any increase or decline in new sales or renewals in any one period will not be immediately reflected in our revenue for that period. Any such change, however, would affect our revenue in future periods. Accordingly, the effect of downturns or upturns in new sales and potential changes in our rate of renewals may not be fully reflected in our results of operations until future periods.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 COMPARED TO THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

 

Our operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 are outlined below:

 

   Three Months Ended      
   March 31,      
   2022  2021  Change  %
Revenue  $612,516   $837,868   $(225,352)   (27)%
Cost of revenue   199,679    166,994    32,685    20%
Gross Profit   412,837    670,874    (258,037)   (38)%
Gross Profit Percentage   67%   80%   (13)%   (16)%
                     
Operating expense   1,093,957    1,528,989    (435,032)   (28)%
Other expense   (1,152,199)   (1,318,183)   165,984    (13)%
Net loss  $(1,833,319)  $(2,176,298)  $342,979    (16)%

 

Revenue

 

The decrease in revenue was primarily due to increased pull through of deals in Q4 of 2021 – both by the Company and its clients who took advantage of prepaid multi-year discounts and also took advantage of multi-year commitments to our software and SaaS offerings. Significant disruption and distraction in client operations primarily due to increased pandemic activity in January 2022 also contributed to clients deferring decisions to renew existing relationships or to sign up for new product offerings. We believe concerns about the pandemic and uncertainty regarding the economy and other global events likely contributed to reluctance to consider new and/or close deals regarding new business opportunities. A return to pre-first quarter activity levels has resumed midway through the first quarter of 2022.

 

Cost of revenue

 

Cost of revenue consists of direct expenses, such as sales commission, shipping, and supplies. We continue to manage a requisite ratio of expenses to revenues model within the company. The increase in cost of revenue was primarily due to an increase in one-time costs, including advertising in national publications and customer outreach.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 our operating expenses were as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended      
   March 31,      
   2022  2021  Change  %
Operating expenses                    
General and administrative  $973,562   $1,433,565   $(460,003)   (32)%
Sales and marketing   120,395    95,424    24,971    26%
Total operating expenses  $1,093,957   $1,528,989   $(435,032)   (28)%

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

The general and administrative expenses primarily consisted of management costs, costs to integrate assets we acquired and to expand sales, product enhancements, audit and review fees, filing fees, professional fees, and other expenses related to SEC reporting, including the re-classification of sales-related management expenses, in connection with the projected growth of the Company’s business. Additionally we continue to incur specific one-time costs in relation to our planned Nasdaq capital markets uplisting, additional financing activities and related functions. The decrease in general and administrative expense was primarily due to a decrease in stock-based compensation expense.

 

Sales and Marketing Expenses

 

The sales and marketing expenses primarily consisted of continuing to shift our sales operation toward an inbound model, continued high focus on renewals and customer success operations and previously reported expenses, primarily management costs, reclassified to general and administrative expenses. The increase in sales and marketing expense was primarily due to an increase in spot advertising and marketing expenses.

 

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Other income (expense)

 

Other expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2022 consisted of interest expense and loss on change in fair value of derivative. Other expenses for the March 31, 2021 consisted of interest expense, loss on change in fair value of derivative, and loss on settlement on debt. The decrease in other expenses was primarily due to change in fair value of derivative liabilities and loss on settlement of debt.

 

Net Loss

 

The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was mainly derived from an operating loss of $681,120, and interest expense of $1,094,316. The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was mainly derived from an operating loss of $858,115, interest expense of $905,426 and loss on change in fair value of derivative liability of $185,256.

 

Accumulated Losses

 

Prior to its first acquisition of ClassiDocs and the company name change to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. in 2017, the Company already had a net operating loss carryfowards of approximately $6 million from prior operations.  Subsequent to this and through March 31, 2022, the Company has relied on convertible notes and other debt instruments that contain unfavorable discounts, origination fees, and have embedded conversion features that are subject to derivative treatment for accounting purposes. Due primarily to this treatment of convertible notes, debt and related derivative accounting, the company since 2017, has accumulated deficits of approximately $14.1 million due to derivative valuations and $8.7 million expensed for interest and amortization of debt discounts for financing and other origination fees.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The following table provides selected financial data about our company as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

Working Capital

 

The following table provides selected financial data about our company as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

   March 31,  December 31,      
   2022  2021  Change  %
Current assets  $702,408   $1,297,304   $(594,896)   (46)%
Current liabilities  $5,304,550   $4,502,937   $801,613    18%
Working capital deficiency  $(4,602,142)  $(3,205,633)  $(1,396,509)   44%

 

We require cash to fund our operating expenses and working capital requirements, including outlays for capital expenditures. As of March 31, 2022, our principal sources of liquidity were cash of $182,276, trade accounts receivable of $243,229 and prepaid, advance payment for acquisition of $250,000 and other current assets of $26,903, as compared to cash of $1,204,933, trade accounts receivable of $21,569 and prepaid and other current assets of $70,802 as of December 31, 2021.

 

During the last two years, and through the date of this Report, we have faced an increasingly challenging liquidity situation that has limited our ability to execute our operating plan. We have also been required to maintain our corporate existence, satisfy the requirements of being a public company, and have chosen to become a mandatory filer with the SEC. We will need to obtain capital to continue operations. There is no assurance that we will be able to secure such funding on acceptable terms. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, we reported a loss from operations of $681,120.

 

As of March 31, 2022, we had assets of cash in the amount of $182,276 and other current assets in the amount of $520,132. As of March 31, 2022, we had current liabilities of $5,304,550. The Company’s accumulated deficit as of March 31, 2022 was $43,531,980.

 

As of December 31, 2021, we had assets of cash in the amount of $1,204,933 and other current assets in the amount of $92,371. As of December 31, 2021, we had current liabilities of $4,502,937. The Company’s accumulated deficit as of December 31, 2021 was $42,033,887.

 

The revenues generated from our current operations will not be sufficient to fund our planned growth. We will require additional capital to continue to operate our business, and to further expand our business. Sources of additional capital through various financing transactions or arrangements with third parties may include equity or debt financing, bank loans or revolving credit facilities. We may not be successful in locating suitable financing transactions in the time period required or at all, and we may not obtain the capital we require by other means. Unless the Company can attract additional investment, the future of the Company operating as a going concern is in serious doubt.

 

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We are now obligated to file annual, quarterly and current reports with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes-Oxley”) and the rules subsequently implemented by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board have imposed various requirements on public companies, including requiring changes in corporate governance practices. We expect these rules and regulations to increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities of ours more time-consuming and costly. In order to meet the needs to comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act, we will need investment of capital.

 

Management has determined that additional capital will be required in the form of equity or debt securities. There is no assurance that management will be able to raise capital on terms acceptable to the Company, or at all. 

 

If we are unable to obtain sufficient amounts of additional capital, we may have to cease filing the required reports and cease operations completely. If we obtain additional funds by selling any of our equity securities or by issuing common stock to pay current or future obligations, the percentage ownership of our stockholders will be reduced, stockholders may experience additional dilution, or the equity securities may have rights preferences or privileges senior to the common stock.

 

Cash Flow

 

   Three Months Ended   
   March 31,   
   2022  2021  Change
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities  $155,512   $(383,648)  $539,160 
Cash used in investing activities  $(258,280)  $(79,020)  $(179,260)
Cash provided by financing activities  $(919,889)  $456,945   $(1,376,834)
Cash on hand  $182,276   $53,060   $129,216 

 

Operating Activities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, our Company generated $155,512 by operating activities, compared to $383,648 during the three months ended March 31, 2021. Cash provided by operation activities was primarily due to an increase in operating liabilities.

 

Investing Activities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, we used funds in investing activities of $258,280 to acquire property and equipment and advance payment for acquisition. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we used funds in investing activities of $79,020 to acquire property and equipment.

 

Financing Activities

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, we raised $75,000 through the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock; $902,000 from issuance of convertible debt; and $438,860 from issuance of notes payable; offset in part through redemption of Series B Preferred Stock of $487,730; repayment of convertible note payable of $729,506; repayment of $972,853 on notes payable; repayment to related party of $123,788 and, $21,872 of capital lease payments. By comparison, during the three months ended March 31, 2021, we raised $653,605 through the issuance of common stock; $160,000 through the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock; $100,000 from issuance of convertible debt; $924,581 from issuance of notes payable; and, $65,250 from loan from a related party, offset in part through repayment of $1,256,591 on notes payable; repayment to related party of $168,262 and, $21,638 of capital lease payments.

 

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We are dependent upon the receipt of capital investment or other financing to fund our ongoing operations and to execute our business plan. In addition, we are dependent upon our controlling stockholder to provide continued funding and capital resources. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, we may not be able to implement our plan of operations.

 

Going Concern

 

The consolidated financial statements accompanying this Quarterly Report have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies that our Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. Our Company has generated limited revenues since inception and has never paid any dividends and is unlikely to pay dividends or generate earnings in the immediate or foreseeable future. The continuation of our company as a going concern is dependent upon the ability of our company to obtain necessary financing to achieve our operating objectives, and the attainment of profitable operations. As of March 31, 2022, our Company has an accumulated deficit of $43,531,980. We do not have sufficient working capital to enable us to carry out our plan of operation for the next twelve months.

 

Due to the uncertainty of our ability to meet our current operating expenses and the capital expenses noted above in their report on the consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022, our independent auditors included an explanatory paragraph regarding concerns about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our consolidated financial statements contain additional note disclosures describing the circumstances that lead to this disclosure by our independent auditors.

 

The continuation of our business is dependent upon us raising additional financial support. The issuance of additional equity or debt securities by us could result in a significant dilution in the equity interests of our current stockholders. Obtaining commercial loans, assuming those loans would be available, will increase our liabilities and future cash commitments. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any additional capital.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

There are no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Management’s Plans

 

Our plan is to continue to grow our business through strategic acquisitions, and then expand selling across our subsidiaries and affiliated companies. During the next twelve months, we anticipate incurring costs related to (i) filing of Exchange Act reports; and (ii) operating our businesses. We will require additional operating capital to maintain and continue operations. We will need to raise additional capital through debt or equity financing, and there is no assurance we will be able to raise the necessary capital.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information regarding this Item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management conducted an evaluation, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period by this Form 10-Q. Based on that evaluation, we concluded that because of the material weakness and significant deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting described below, our disclosure controls and procedures were not sufficient as of March 31, 2022.

 

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Management’s Report of Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer are responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act. An evaluation was performed of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The evaluation was based on the framework in 2013 Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”).

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Based on our evaluation under the criteria set forth in 2013 Internal Control — Integrated Framework, our management concluded that, as of March 31, 2022 our internal control over financial reporting was not effective because of the identification of material weaknesses described as follows:

 

  We did not have controls designed to validate the completeness and accuracy of underlying data used in the determination of accounting transactions. Accordingly, we believe we have a material weakness because there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement to the interim or annual consolidated financial statements would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.
     
  We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.
     
  We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.
     
  We have an inadequate number of personnel with requisite expertise in the key functional areas of finance and accounting.
     
  We do not have a functioning audit committee or outside directors on our board of directors, resulting in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures.

 

Remediation Plan for Material Weaknesses in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Management of the Company is committed to improving its internal controls and will (i) continue to use third party specialists to address shortfalls in staffing and to assist the Company with accounting and finance responsibilities; (ii) increase the frequency of independent reconciliations of significant accounts which will mitigate the lack of segregation of duties until there are sufficient personnel; (iii) seek to add a full-time chief financial officer when the Company has adequate financial resources ; and, (iv) appoint outside directors and audit committee members in the immediate future.

 

Management has discussed the material weaknesses noted above with our independent registered public accounting firm. Due to the nature of these material weaknesses, it is reasonably possible that misstatements which could be material to the annual or interim consolidated financial statements could occur that would not be prevented or detected during our financial close and reporting process.

 

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This Quarterly Report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2022 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

 

From time to time, we may be involved in routine legal proceedings, as well as demands, claims and threatened litigation that arise in the normal course of our business. The ultimate amount of liability, if any, for any claims of any type (either alone or in the aggregate) may materially and adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and liquidity. In addition, the ultimate outcome of any litigation is uncertain. Any outcome (including any for the actions described above), whether favorable or unfavorable, may materially and adversely affect us due to legal costs and expenses, diversion of management attention and other factors. We expense legal costs in the period incurred. We cannot assure you that additional contingencies of a legal nature or contingencies having legal aspects will not be asserted against us in the future, and these matters could relate to prior, current or future transactions or events.

 

On June 17, 2021, DMB Group, LLC (“DMB”) filed a lawsuit against Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Subsidiary”), in County Court in Denton County, Texas, naming the Subsidiary as the defendant (the “Complaint”). The matter was settled on September 2021 by mutual agreement of the involved parties. The Subsidiary has made all payments required and the matter is now considered closed.

 

The Company views most legal proceedings involving claims of former employees as routine litigation incidental to the business, and therefore not material.

 

We are not aware of any other pending or threatened litigation against us that in our view would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, or operating results. However, legal claims are inherently uncertain, and we cannot assure you that we will not be adversely affected in the future by legal proceedings.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Not applicable because we are a smaller reporting company.

 

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

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company issued shares of its common stock as follows, pursuant to exemption from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder:

 

  On February 8, 2022, a noteholder converted $27,812 of convertible debt into 6,091 shares of the Company’s common stock due to a conversion of promissory notes.
  On February 11, 2022, noteholders converted $47,997 of convertible debt into 4,150 shares of the Company’s common stock due to a conversion of promissory notes.
  On February 28, 2022, a noteholder converted 6,631 of warrants into 6,631 shares of the Company’s common stock.
  On March 1, 2022, a noteholder converted $14,496 of convertible debt into 1,469 shares of the Company’s common stock due to a conversion of promissory notes.

 

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ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS  

 

        Incorporated by Reference
  Exhibit Description   Form   Exhibit   Filing Date/
Exhibit Period
Number End Date
                 
2.1   Share Exchange Agreement dated December 31, 1998, by and between the Company and Rebound Corp.,   10-SB/A   10.7   1/7/2000
                 
3.1   Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company, dated May 4, 1998.   10-12G   3.2   1/11/2019
                 
3.2   Certificate of Designation for Preferred Series A Stock of the Company, dated May 28, 2008.   10-12G   3.3   1/11/2019
                 
3.3   Amendment to Certificate of Designation for Preferred Series A Stock of the Company, dated April 27, 2018.   10-12G   3.4   1/11/2019
                 
3.4   Bylaws of the Company.   10-SB   I   1/4/2000
                 
3.5   Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation dated August 17, 2020.   8-K   3.1   8/21/2020
                 
3.6   Certificate of Designation for Preferred Series B Stock of the Company, dated November 25, 2020.   8-K   3.1   12/2/2020
                 
3.7   Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation dated December 15, 2020, increasing the number of authorized shares of Common Stock to 1.8 billion.   8-K   3.1   12/17/2020

 

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3.8   Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation dated April 21, 2021.   8-K   3.1   4/27/2021
                 
3.9   Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation dated January 10, 2021.   8-K   3.1   6/21/2021
                 
3.10   Certificate of Change to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation dated January 6, 2022.   8-K   3.1   3/11/2022
                 
4.1   Description of Securities   10-K   4.1   3/31/2022
                 
4.2   Warrant Exchange Notes issued as of 17 November 2020 in the total original principal amount of $100,000.   10-K   4.7   3/23/2021
                 
4.3   Common Stock Purchase Warrant issued in favor of Triton Funds LP on December 11, 2020.   8-K   4.1   12/17/2020
                 
4.4   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”) issued in favor of Auctus Fund, LLC on 23 April 2021.   8-K   4.1   4/27/2021
                 
4.5   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) issued in favor of Auctus Fund, LLC on April 22, 2021.   8-K   4.2   4/27/2021
                 
4.6   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”) issued in favor of Auctus Fund, LLC on 30 July 2021 for the purchase of 62,667 shares of Common Stock at $4.50 per share.   10-Q   4.11   8/3/2021
                 
4.7   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) issued in favor of Auctus Fund, LLC on 30 July 2021 for the purchase of 62,667 shares of Common Stock at $4.50 per share.   10-Q   4.12   8/3/2021
                 
4.8   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”) issued in favor of Jefferson Street Capital LLC on 28 September 2021.   10-K   4.8   3/31/2022
                 
4.9   Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) issued in favor of Jefferson Street Capital LLC on 28 September 2021.   10-K   4.9   3/31/2022