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BLBX 2019-06-30
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from   to  

 

Commission File No.   0-55108

 

BLACKBOXSTOCKS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   45-3598066
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1485, Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(972) 726-9203
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
None 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 [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

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

 

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

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ] No [X]

 

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s Common Stock as of August 19, 2019 was 7,715,551.

 

 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

     
    Page
INTRODUCTORY COMMENT 1
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS 1
   
PART I –FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2
Item 1. Financial Statements 2
 

Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2019 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2018

2

  Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019  and 2018 (Unaudited)

 

3

  Statement of Stockholders’ Deficit for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019  and 2018 (Unaudited)

 

4

  Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019  and 2018 (Unaudited)

 

5

  Notes to Financial Statements    6
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 17
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 17
     
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION 18
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 18
Item 1A. Risk Factors 18
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 18
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 18
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 19
Item 5. Other Information 19
Item 6. Exhibits 19
     
Signatures 18
 
 

INTRODUCTORY COMMENT

 

Throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Blackboxstocks,” or the “Company” refers to Blackboxstocks Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Our prospects are subject to uncertainties and risks. In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”), we make forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business, and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this Report. In some cases, you can identify these statements by words such as “if,” “may,” “might,” “will, “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and other similar terms. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, plans for proposed operations, descriptions of our strategies, our service and market development plans, and other objectives, expectations and intentions, the trends we anticipate in our business and the markets in which we operate, and the competitive nature and anticipated growth of those markets.

 

We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed in our other filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.
Balance Sheets
June 30, 2019 (unaudited) and December 31, 2018
 
   June 30  December 31,
   2019  2018
Assets        
Current assets:          
Cash  $91,782   $28,001 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts          
 of $68,589 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   8,976    3,719 
Advances receivable, related parties (Note 5)   10,808    —   
Prepaid expenses   107,646    107,646 
Prepaid expenses, related party (Note 5)   36,700    36,700 
Total current assets   255,912    176,066 
           
Property and equipment:          
Office, computer and related equipment, net of depreciation of $34,181 and $28,802 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   14,971    18,763 
Domain name, net of amortization of $6,686 and $3,821 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   10,506    13,371 
Software development, net of amortization of $9,000 and $7,312 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   —      1,688 
Right of use lease, net of amortization of $18,613 at June 30, 2019   141,460    —   
Total property and equipment   166,937    33,822 
           
Total Assets  $422,849   $209,888 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $574,343   $525,136 
Accrued expenses   128,000    128,000 
Accrued interest   10,289    834 
Accrued interest, related party   9,320    2,080 
Unearned subscriptions   80,698    90,034 
Lease liability right of use, current   44,664    —   
Other liabilities   180,000    180,000 
Advances, related party (Note 5)   25,000    36,382 
Convertible notes payable, net of discount of $253,350 as of June 30, 2019 (Note 8)   131,650    —   
Notes payable, net of note discount of $17,125 and $25,435 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively (Note 6)   148,915    165,889 
Notes payable, related party (Note 7)   228,000    228,000 
Total current liabilities   1,560,879    1,356,355 
           
Lease liability right of use, long term   96,796    —   
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)          
           
Stockholders' Deficit:          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   —      —   
Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; 5,000,000 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   5,000    5,000 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:7,715,551 and 7,677,667 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   7,716    7,678 
Common stock, subscribed   306,257    144,060 
Additional paid in capital   2,940,952    2,543,264 
Accumulated deficit   (4,494,751)   (3,846,469)
Total Stockholders' Deficit   (1,234,826)   (1,146,467)
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit  $422,849   $209,888 

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

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Blackboxstocks Inc.
Statements of Operations
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(unaudited)
 
   For the three months  For the six months
   ended June 30,  ended June 30,
   2019  2018  2019  2018
Revenue:            
Subscriptions  $245,613   $147,375   $465,612   $290,670 
Other revenues   8,195    —      14,545    —   
Total revenues   253,808    147,375    480,157    290,670 
                     
Cost of operations   169,008    150,738    330,326    318,013 
                     
Gross margin   84,800    (3,363)   149,831    (27,343)
                     
Expenses:                    
Software development costs   53,371    30,224    75,349    14,800 
General and administrative   357,867    197,303    585,752    382,303 
Depreciation and amortization   4,699    5,271    9,932    9,510 
Total operating expenses   415,937    232,798    671,033    406,613 
                     
Operating loss   (331,137)   (236,161)   (521,202)   (433,956)
                     
Interest expense   38,267    7,794    56,705    12,541 
Other expense   —      21    —      21 
Amortization of debt discount   70,375    —      70,375    —   
                     
Loss before income taxes   (439,779)   (243,976)   (648,282)   (446,518)
                     
Income taxes   —      —      —      —   
                     
Net loss  $(439,779)  $(243,976)  $(648,282)  $(446,518)
                     
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic   7,709,067    7,667,047    7,657,651    7,667,047 
                     
Net loss per share - basic  $(0.06)  $(0.03)  $(0.08)  $(0.06)

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

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Blackboxstocks Inc.
Statement of Stockholders' Deficit
For the six months ended  June 30, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited)
                               
                               
                               
                               
                  Common  Additional      
   Series A Preferred Stock  Preferred Stock  Common Stock  Stock  Paid-in  Accumulated   
   Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Subscribed  Capital  Deficit  Total
                               
Balance at  December 31, 2017   5,000,000   $5,000    —     $—      7,667,047   $7,667   $—     $2,510,275   $(2,694,587)  $(171,645)
                                                   
Net loss   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      —      (446,518)   (446,518)
                                                   
Balance at June 30, 2018   5,000,000   $5,000    —      —      7,667,047   $7,667   $—     $2,510,275   $(3,141,105)  $(618,163)
                                                   
                                                   
Balance at December 31, 2018   5,000,000   $5,000    —      —      7,678,047   $7,678   $144,060   $2,543,264   $(3,846,469)  $(1,146,467)
                                                   
Issuance of shares for cash   —      —      —      —      37,504    38    (99,000)   108,962    —      10,000 
                                                   
Common stock shares, subscribed   —      —      —      —      —      —      261,197    —      —      261,197 
                                                   
Imputed discount on convertible notes payable (Note 8)   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      288,726    —      288,726 
                                                   
Net loss   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      —      (648,282)   (648,282)
                                                   
Balance at June 30, 2019   5,000,000   $5,000    —      —      7,715,551   $7,716   $306,257   $2,940,952   $(4,494,751)  $(1,234,826)

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

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Blackboxstocks Inc.
Statements of Cash Flows
For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(unaudited)
   June 30  June 30
    2019    2018 
Cash flows from operating activities          
Net loss  $(648,282)  $(446,518)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization expense   9,932    9,510 
Amortization of note discount   104,529    11,601 
Financing cost   26,275    —   
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (5,257)   1,992 
Prepaid expenses   —      6,349 
Accounts payable   49,207    74,274 
Accrued salary   —      3,921 
Accrued interest   9,455    —   
Accrued interest, related party   7,240    —   
Unearned subscriptions   (9,336)   19,018 
Unearned revenue   —      260,000 
Other liabilities   —      35,081 
Net cash used in operating activities   (456,237)   (24,772)
           
Cash flows from investing activities          
Purchases of property and equipment   (1,587)   (19,977)
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,587)   (19,977)
           
Cash flows from financing activities          
Common stock issued for cash   10,000    —   
Common stock subscribed   261,197    —   
Proceeds from notes payable   107,755    48,015 
Proceeds from convertible notes payable   323,726    —   
Repayment of notes payable   (158,883)   (34,265)
Cash advances from related parties   67,642    108,000 
Cash repayments to related parties   (89,832)   (61,223)
Net cash provided by financing activities   521,605    60,527 
           
Net increase in cash   63,781    15,778 
           
Cash - beginning of period   28,001    8,155 
Cash - end of period  $91,782   $23,933 
           
Supplemental disclosure-          
Non-cash investing and financing activities:          
           
Acquisition of equipment in exchange for note payable  $—    $8,309 
Discount on notes payable  $25,845   $—   
Lease, right of use and liability  $160,073   $—   
Discount on convertible notes payable  $323,725   $—   

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

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Blackboxstocks Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

1. Organization

 

Blackboxstocks Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated on October 4, 2011 under the laws of the State of Nevada under the name SMSA Ballinger Acquisition Corp. to effect the reincorporation of Senior Management Services of Heritage Oaks at Ballinger, Inc., a Texas corporation, mandated by a Plan of Reorganization confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

 

On December 1, 2015, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement (“Exchange Agreement”), by and among the Company, Tiger Trade Technologies, Inc. (“Tiger Trade”), a Texas corporation and the stockholders of Tiger Trade. As a result of the Exchange Agreement transaction, the Tiger Trade stockholders acquired approximately 88.64% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company, and Tiger Trade became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. 

 

On February 8, 2016, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (“Merger Agreement”) with Tiger Trade, providing for the merger of Tiger Trade with and into the Company. At the effective time of the merger (February 9, 2016), the shares of Tiger Trade capital stock outstanding immediately before the effective time were canceled, retired and the Tiger Trade corporate entity ceased to exist.

 

The Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation effective as of March 9, 2016, changing the name of the Company to Blackboxstocks Inc.

 

The Company is in the business of developing and marketing web and mobile based analytical software tools as a subscription based software as a service (the “Blackbox System”) to serve as a tool for day traders and swing traders on various securities exchanges and markets, including the OTC Markets Group, Inc. (“OTC”), the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE MKT, LLC (formerly the American Stock Exchange), the NASDAQ markets, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEX”), the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“SZSE”).

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern, which is dependent upon the Company's ability to obtain sufficient financing or establish itself as a profitable business. At June 30, 2019, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $4,494,751 and for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company incurred net losses of $648,282 and $446,518, respectively. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans with respect to operations include the sustained and aggressive marketing of subscriptions for the Blackbox System both domestically and abroad and raising additional capital through sales of equity or debt securities as may be necessary to pursue its business plans and sustain operations until such time as the Company can achieve profitability. Management believes that aggressive marketing combined with additional financing as necessary will result in improved operations and cash flow in 2019 and beyond. However, there can be no assurance that management will be successful in obtaining additional funding or in attaining profitable operations.

 

The financial statements do not include adjustments relating to the recoverability and realization of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in operation.

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accompanying interim unaudited financial statements and footnotes of Blackboxstocks Inc. have been

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prepared in accordance with GAAP. The financial statements reflect all adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly present such information. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, certain information and footnote disclosures, including a description of significant accounting policies normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report. The accompanying unaudited financial statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods, but are not necessarily indicative of the results for any subsequent quarter or the entire year ending December 31, 2019.

 

Basis of Presentation - The accompanying financial statements were prepared in conformity with GAAP.

 

Use of Estimates – The Company’s financial statement preparation requires that management make estimates and assumptions which affect the reporting of assets and liabilities and the related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in order to report these financial statements in conformity with GAAP.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash - Cash includes all highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and have original maturities at the date of purchase of three months or less.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments - The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with GAAP, and requires certain disclosures about fair value measurements. In general, fair values of financial instruments are based upon quoted market prices, where available. If such quoted market prices are not available, fair value is based upon internally developed models that primarily use, as inputs, observable market-based parameters. Valuation adjustments may be made to ensure that financial instruments are recorded at fair value. These adjustments may include amounts to reflect counterparty credit quality and the customer’s creditworthiness, among other things, as well as unobservable parameters. Any such valuation adjustments are applied consistently over time.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements - During the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, there were several new accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB. Each of these pronouncements, as applicable, has been or will be adopted by the Company. Management does not believe the adoption of any of these accounting pronouncements has had or will have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases. This is a comprehensive new leases standard that amends various aspects of existing guidance for leases and requires additional disclosures about leasing arrangements. It requires all leases that have a term in excess of 12 months be recognized on the balance sheet with the liability for lease payments and the corresponding right-of-use asset value based on the present value of future aggregate payments. Recognition of the costs of these leases on the income statement will be dependent upon their classification as either an operating or a financing lease. Costs of an operating lease will continue to be recognized as a single operating expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Costs for a financing lease will be disaggregated and recognized as both an operating expense (for the amortization of the right-of-use asset) and interest expense (for interest on the lease liability). This standard became effective beginning January 1, 2019 and was adopted on our financial statements. The Company recorded the right-of-use asset for the lease in the amount of $160,073 and the related lease liability. The current liability for the lease is $44,664 and non-current of $96,796 as of June 30, 2019.

 

Property and Equipment - The Company is engaged in the development of its proprietary Blackbox System technology, an algorithm driven system, through a combination of in-house system analysts and outside firms. The Company’s Blackbox System software for use in China was in development and costs were expensed until the software reached technological feasibility in April 2017 and capitalized until May 15, 2017 when the Blackbox

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System for use in China was marketable.

 

The Company’s property and equipment is being depreciated on the straight-line basis over an estimated useful life of three years.

 

Earnings or (Loss) Per Share - Basic earnings per share (or loss per share), is computed by dividing the earnings (loss) for the period by the weighted average number of common stock shares outstanding for the period.  Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution of securities by including other potentially issuable shares of common stock, including shares issuable upon conversion of convertible securities or exercise of outstanding stock options and warrants, in the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period.  Therefore, because including shares issuable upon conversion of convertible securities and/or exercise of outstanding options and warrants would have an anti-dilutive effect on the loss per share, only the basic earnings (loss) per share is reported in the accompanying financial statements. At June 30, 2019 and 2018, the potential dilution would be 5,380,781 shares of common stock in the event the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock or other potentially dilutive securities be exercised.

 

Share-Based Payment - Under ASC Topic 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation, all share based payments to employees, including share option grants, are to be recognized in the statement of operations based on their fair values. No share-based payments were issued for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

 

Revenue Recognition - On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (ASC 606) and adoption of the new standard had no impact on the Company’s statements of operations or balance sheets. Revenue is recognized from the sale of subscriptions for the use of the Blackbox System web application, on a monthly or annual basis. Revenue generally is recognized net of allowances for returns and any taxes collected from customers and subsequently remitted to governmental authorities. The Company launched its Blackbox System web application and began generating subscription sales revenues during the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Revenue related to annual subscriptions is recognized each month with unearned subscriptions reflected as a current liability.

 

Other Liabilities - The Company is planning the development of a future product, a complimentary platform that will share similar IP protocol with the current Blackbox System on a subscription basis. The future product has not yet launched. The Company has received advance payments from a new subscriber group in anticipation of the development of this future product. These amounts are deferred until such time as the platform is launched and the services earned. As of June 30, 2019, the Company has received $180,000 from this future subscriber group.

 

Software Development Costs - Blackboxstocks is engaged in the development of its proprietary Blackbox System technology, a proprietary algorithm driven system, through a combination of in-house system analysts and outside contractors. Under the guidelines of ASC Topic 985, “Software”, the cost of the Company’s Blackbox System was expensed during development and the Blackbox System software for use in the United States, reached technical feasibility in August 2016, became marketable and was made available to subscribers beginning September 1, 2016. The Blackbox System for use in China achieved technological feasibility and became marketable and available to subscribers during the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Subsequent to that time, in accordance with ASC Topic 985 these costs were expensed. Costs incurred during this period were capitalized and amortized.

 

Domain Name - The Company acquired a domain name for its exclusive use in anticipation of its rollout within the next three years. The cost was capitalized and due to the uncertainty of our ability to successfully market this name, we elected to amortize the cost over a period of three years.

 

Prepaid Expenses - Prepaid expenses are current assets created when the Company makes payments or incurs an obligation for expenses identified for a future period. These amounts are charged to expense as the services are provided.

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Marketing Costs - The Company incurs significant marketing expenses related to the development and expansion of its subscription base to potential users. During the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company reported $138,750 and $54,387 for marketing costs, respectively.

 

Contingencies - Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company’s management and legal counsel assess such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company’s legal counsel evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought.

 

If the assessment of a contingency indicates 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, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss if determinable and material would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered to be remote by management are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantee would be disclosed.

 

3.   Stockholders’ Deficit

 

The Company has authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock at $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 of which are designated as “Series A Convertible Preferred Stock” at $0.001 par value and 100,000,000 authorized shares of common stock at $0.001 par value (“Common Stock”).

 

Shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock do not accumulate dividends and are convertible into shares of Common Stock on a one-for-one basis. Additionally, each share entitles the holder to 100 votes and, with respect to dividend and liquidation rights, the shares rank pari passu with the Company’s Common Stock.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued 30,833 shares of Common Stock at a cash price of $3.00 per share for a total of $92,500 and 3,333 shares of Common Stock for an aggregate cash price of $6,500 for subscriptions received during the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019 the Company issued 3,334 shares of Common Stock for an aggregate cash price of $10,000.

 

On April 10, 2019 the Company sold 51,282 shares of Common Stock and a Warrant, exercisable for a period of 5 years, to purchase 33,333 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.95 per share, to a third party for aggregate consideration of $100,000. These shares are to be issued at a closing date to be mutually determined by the Company and the subscribers.

 

On or about May 7, 2019 the Company sold 25,641 shares of Common Stock to a third party at a price of $1.95 per share, for aggregate consideration of $50,000. These shares are to be issued at a closing date to be mutually determined by the Company and the subscribers.

 

On or about May 22, 2019 the Company sold 12,821 shares of Common Stock and a Warrant, exercisable for a period of 5 years, to purchase 6,410 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.95 per share to a third party at a price of $0.65 per share, for aggregate consideration of $25,000. These shares are to be issued at a closing date to be mutually determined by the Company and the subscribers.

 

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On or about June 4, 2019 the Company sold 51,282 shares of Common Stock and a Warrant, exercisable for a period of 5 years, to purchase 25,641 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.95 per share, to a third party for aggregate consideration of $100,000. These shares are to be issued at a closing date to be mutually determined by the Company and the subscribers.

 

4. Stock Options and Warrants

 

Costs attributable to the issuance of stock options and share purchase warrants are measured at fair value at the date of issuance and offset with a corresponding increase in ‘Additional Paid in Capital’ at the time of issuance. The fair value cost is computed utilizing the Black-Scholes model and assuming volatility based on U.S. Treasury yield rates for a similar period.

 

When the options or warrants are exercised, the receipt of consideration is an increase in stockholders’ equity.

 

Concurrently with the securities purchase agreements entered into as described in Note 3 above, warrants to purchase the Company’s Common Stock were issued to the subscribers. Each warrant is exercisable for a period of five years from the date of the securities purchase agreement at an exercise price of $1.95 per share. The fair value cost at the date of issuance of the warrants was $475,838. There was no warrant activity during the six months ended June 30, 2018 and as of June 30, 2019, there are 196,155 warrants outstanding.

 

   Number of Shares  Exercise Price
   Warrants as of December 31, 2018  -  -
    Issued during 2019   196,155   $0.065 
   Warrants as of June 30, 2019   196,155   $0.065 

 

5.  Related Party Transactions

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, Gust C. Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company advanced $42,642 to the Company and he was repaid $88,332. The balance remaining of $9,308 is owed to the Company, is unsecured and bears no interest.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019 the Company advance $1,500 to its VP/Director of Operations and the balance remains outstanding, is unsecured and bears no interest.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company engaged the services of Karma Black Box LLC (“Karma”), whose two stockholders became Company stockholders as a result of the Exchange Agreement with Tiger Trade and its stockholders (Note 1), for application development services of the Company’s Blackbox System technology. Karma began operating as EDM Operators (“EDM”) in the last quarter of 2018. During the quarters six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, Karma/EDM was paid $9,000 and $27,000 for services, respectively.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, one of the stockholders of EDM advanced $25,000 to the Company. The balance of $25,000 remains outstanding as of June 30, 2019 is unsecured and bears no interest.

 

G2 International, Inc. (“G2”), which does business as IPA Tech Group (“IPA”), is a company wholly owned by Gust C. Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company, and the Company’s controlling stockholder. As of June 30, 2019 the Company has a prepaid balance of $36,700 for public relations and marketing services with G2/IPA. These funds are reserved in anticipation of a future campaign to move the Company’s stock to listing on a national exchange.

 

6. Notes Payable

 

On April 2, 2019 an additional $19,000 was advanced to be repaid in daily installments of $315.56, through

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August 8, 2019. The related note discount of $9,400 is being amortized over the term of the agreement for a total of $6,513 in interest expense as of June 30, 2019

 

 

On March 29, 2019 a third party advanced $38,755 to the Company in exchange for quasi-factoring financing arrangements to be repaid in daily installments, currently $460, through September 12, 2019. The related note discount of $16,445 is being amortized over the term of the agreement for a total of $9,256 in interest expense as of June 30, 2019.

 

On February 19, 2019 a third party advanced $50,000 to the Company in exchange for a promissory note bearing interest at 12% per annum for a ninety-day period, maturing on May 20, 2019. This note and accrued interest of $2,000 was paid in full on June 17, 2019.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2018 third parties advanced a total of $121,821 to the Company in exchange for quasi-factoring financing arrangements to be repaid in daily installments, currently $450, through September 18, 2019. The related note discounts of $55,190 have been amortized over the term of the agreements for a total of $18,385 in interest expense as of June 30, 2019.

 

On June 26, 2018 the Company entered into a note payable with a third party for $8,309 for the purchase of office telecommunication equipment. The note bears interest at the rate of 18% per annum for 36 installments and matures on May 22, 2021.

 

On August 8, 2018 a third party advanced $200,000 to the Company in exchange for a secured promissory note, bearing interest at the rate of 12% per annum with a maturity date of November 20, 2018. The note is secured by a Security Agreement providing for a continuing lien and first priority security interest in the assets of the Company and by a personal Guaranty Agreement with Gust Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company, and the Company’s controlling stockholder. On December 6, 2018, Mr. Kepler made a payment on the note in the amount of $100,000 plus accrued interest of $8,000 for an aggregate of $108,000. The principal balance of $100,000 remains outstanding and is in default as of August 19, 2019, although the holder has made no demand for settlement of the note.

 

7. Notes Payable, Related Party

 

On November 9, 2018, Gust C. Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company advanced $120,000 to the Company in exchange for a promissory note bearing interest at 12% per annum for a ninety-day period, maturing on January 28, 2019. The note remains unpaid as of August 19, 2019 and is in default; however, no demand for repayment has been made by the holder.

 

On December 6, 2018, Gust C. Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company advanced $108,000 to the Company for payment to a third party note holder (Note 6) in exchange for an unsecured promissory note.

 

8. Convertible Notes Payable

 

On May 21, 2019, the Company issued a fixed convertible promissory note payable to a third party for a total face value up to $550,000. The note specifies that the note holder shall retain an original issue discount of 10% of any consideration, bears interest of 8%, and matures 180 days from the effective date. The note holder paid the first consideration of $350,000 was allowed thirty days to pay additional consideration, however no further consideration was remitted within the thirty days. After 180 days from the effective date the Company shall provide note holder with two weeks notice of its determination to pay its obligations and during this two weeks the note holder may exercise any or all of its conversion rights at which time the note converts into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $1.95 per share. If the note is not retired on or before the maturity date, the note holder may to convert a portion or all the outstanding principle into shares of

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the Company’s common stock at a variable conversion price which equals the lower of the fixed conversion price or 65% of the lowest closing bid price during the 15 consecutive trading days prior to the date of the note holder’s election to convert.

 

9. Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company entered into a sublease agreement with G2 effective July 1, 2015 subject to the terms and conditions of the office lease between G2 and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America for approximately 1,502 square feet of office space at 5430 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas. On August 28, 2017, the Company acquired and was assigned all right, title and interest in the lease from G2. On September 19, 2017 the Company amended the lease to expand its space by approximately 336 square feet for a total of 1,838 square feet and extended the expiration date to September 30, 2022. On January 1, 2019 the Company adopted ASC 842 requiring this lease to be recorded as an asset and corresponding liability on its balance sheet. The Company records rent expense associated with this lease on the straight-line basis in conjunction with the terms of the underlying lease. During the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 we incurred $22,205 and $30,033, respectively, in office rental expense. Future minimum rental payments under ASC 842 for years ending December 31, are:

 

  2019 $ 28,032  
  2020   59,006  
  2021   61,803  
  2022  

46,869 

 

 

 

On June 18, 2018 the Company entered into a letter agreement with IC Ventures, Inc. (“ICV”), pursuant to which the Company retained ICV to provide strategic advisory services for marketing and financial matters relating to investment and acquisition issues which services commenced July 1, 2018. The agreement provided for a twenty-month (24) month term and that ICV would be compensated monthly in Company common stock valued at $20,000 with such compensation to be increased by $15,000 in cash for a twelve-month period during the term, payable in cash beginning on the earlier of (i) the election by the Company or (ii) the sixth full month following the execution of the agreement. The agreement also provided that ICV would be issued 920,000 shares of the Company’s common stock if listing on NASDAQ is achieved during the term of the agreement and ICV shall be paid a closing fee of 1.5% of gross proceeds or a minimum of $500,000 if the Company should be acquired during the term of the agreement or within 12 months of the termination of the agreement. On December 18, 2018 the Company terminated the agreement and as of August 19, 2019 has not issued the Company common stock valued at an aggregate of $128,000, which on the date of termination of the ICV agreement was the equivalent of 13,827 shares.

 

The Company engaged software design consulting services from a vendor for its Blackbox System which the Company found did not meet its standards and entered into negotiations to dispute the services rendered. The entity providing these services sought satisfaction through a complaint with the state of California for the disputed amount and a judgement in favor of the plaintiff/vendor was granted in the amount of $29,523. This amount represents $24,920 for the disputed services, interest of $2,200 and legal costs of $2,433. The Company is optimistic that a negotiated settlement of the judgement may be reached. The aggregate of the judgement of $29,523 is included in accounts payable as of June 30, 2019.

 

On March 6, 2019 the Company entered into a letter agreement with Boustead Securities (“Boustead”), pursuant to which the Company retained Boustead to provide exclusive financial advisory services relating to corporate development, investment and acquisition issues. The agreement provides for an engagement fee of $20,000 due upon execution of the agreement; $5,000 upon the closing of any pre-initial public offering (“IPO”) financing and $25,000 upon the closing of the IPO. The Boustead agreement is subject to a period of due diligence investigation, not yet completed. The agreement also provides for cash success fees should any business combination transactions or debt financing be achieved. Additionally, Boustead will earn warrants for purchase of the Company’s common stock for each debt financing transactions and success fees for any equity financing or initial public offering.

 

The Company is not currently a defendant in any material litigation or any threatened litigation that could have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

10. Subsequent Events

 

The Company announced and approved a reverse stock split to become effective on July 15, 2019 at a ratio of 1 for 3, whereby every 3 shares of common stock issued and outstanding were automatically reclassified and

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combined into one share of common stock (“Reverse Stock Split”). The Reverse Stock Split has been reflected retroactively in these financial statements for all periods presented.

 

On July 17, 2019, the Company issued a fixed convertible promissory note payable to a third party for $165,000. The note specifies that the note holder shall retain an original issue discount of 10% of any consideration, bears interest of 8%, and matures 180 days from the effective date. After 180 days from the effective date the Company shall provide note holder with two weeks notes of its determination to pay its obligations and during this two weeks the note holder may exercise any or all of its conversion rights at which time the note converts into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to $1.95 per share.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

We urge you to read the following discussion in conjunction with management’s discussion and analysis contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as well as with our condensed financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere herein.

 

Overview

 

We are in the business of developing and marketing a real time analytical web based software as a service platform (the “Blackbox System”) that serves as a tool for day traders and swing traders on various securities exchanges and markets. Our proprietary Blackbox System technology is an algorithm driven system that works in real time, measuring market trends and data while utilizing a multitude of specific criteria, both live and historical. Our Blackbox System platform employs predictive technology enhanced by artificial intelligence to find volatility and unusual market activity that can result in the rapid change in a stock’s price. The Blackbox System was initially designed to monitor and analyze over 13,000 stocks on the OTC Markets Group, Inc. (“OTC”), New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), the NYSE American (formerly the American Stock Exchange), and NASDAQ markets simultaneously as our servers receive live data feeds from such markets. We have also customized our Blackbox System to analyze data from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEX”), Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“SZSE”) for license and use primarily in Asia. We consider the Blackbox System technology to be among the most user-friendly of its kind.

 

We launched the Blackbox System web application for domestic use and made it available to subscribers in September 2016. Subscriptions for the use of the Blackbox System web application are sold on a monthly and/or annual subscription basis to individual consumers through our website at http://www.blackboxstocks.com.

 

Our principal office is located at 5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1485, Dallas, Texas 75240 and our telephone number is (972) 726-9203. Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTC Pink tier of the OTC Markets Group, Inc. (the “OTC Pink”) under the symbol “BLBX.” Our corporate website is located at http://www.blackboxstocks.com. We are not including the information contained in our website as part of, or incorporating it by reference into, this Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Basis of Presentation of Financial Information

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern, which is dependent upon the Company's ability to establish itself as a profitable business. At June 30, 2019, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $ 4,494,751, and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, incurred net losses of $439,779 and $648,282, respectively. By contrast, at June 30, 2018, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $3,846,469 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, incurred net losses of $243,976 and $446,518, respectively. Management expects that the Company will need to raise additional capital to sustain operations until such time as the Company can achieve profitability. However, there can be no assurance that management will be successful in obtaining additional funding or in attaining profitable operations.

 

The financial statements do not include adjustments relating to the recoverability and realization of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in operation.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

There have been no changes from the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 19, 2019.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We launched the Blackbox System web application for domestic use and made it available to subscribers in September 2016, but we have not yet attained a level of subscription sales revenue that would allow us to meet our current overhead. We do not contemplate attaining profitable operations prior to the end of 2019, nor is there any assurance that such an operating level can ever be achieved.

 

At June 30, 2019, we had a cash balance of $91,782 and a working capital deficit of $1,304,967 as compared to a cash balance of $23,933 and a working capital deficit of $658,527 at June 30, 2018. As discussed below, during the six months ended June 30, 2019 we raised approximately $260,697 in net proceeds to the Company from the sale of Common Stock and warrants for the purchase of Common Stock, $323,726 in net proceeds to the Company from the sale of a convertible promissory note and $107,755 in net proceeds to the Company from other debt financing. Such cash amount is not sufficient to fund our plans of operation. As such, we will need to raise additional funds to carry out our plans of operation and fund our ongoing operational expenses including the marketing of our Blackbox System. We expect that costs and expenses necessary to implement our planned marketing operations over the next 12 months will be between $1 Million to $2 Million. Additional funding is expected to be generated through equity financing from the sale of our Common Stock and/or the incurrence of debt. If we are successful in completing equity financing, existing stockholders will experience dilution of their interest in our Company. We do not have any financing arranged and we cannot provide investors with any assurance that we will be able to raise sufficient funding from the sale of our Common Stock or debt to fund our plans of operation and ongoing operational expenses. In the absence of such financing, our business will likely fail. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and the accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability or classification of asset carrying amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Sale of Common Stock and Warrants

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued 3,334 shares of Common Stock at a price of approximately $3.00 in exchange for proceeds of $10,000.

 

In addition the Company received subscriptions for 141,026 shares of Common Stock at a cash price of $1.95 per share for an aggregate of $275,000. In connection with certain of the sales , warrants to purchase up to 196,155 shares of the Company’s Common Stock were issued to the subscribers. Sales commissions of $24,304 were paid to Boustead Securities in connection with the transactions.

 

Sale of Convertible Promissory Note

 

On May 21, 2019, the Company issued an 8% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note payable to a third party for a total face value up to $550,000. The note specifies that the note holder shall retain an original issue discount of 10% of any consideration, bears interest of 8%, and matures 180 days from the effective date. The lender has funded $350,000 of the principal amount under the note and the Company received $323,726 in net proceeds thereunder. Sales commissions of $26,274 were paid to Boustead Securities in connection with the transaction.

 

Other Debt Financing

 

On March 29, 2019 a third party advanced $38,755 to the Company in exchange for quasi-factoring financing arrangements to be repaid in daily installments, currently $460, through September 12, 2019. The related note discount of $16,445 is being amortized over the term of the note. On April 2, 2019 an additional $19,000 was advanced to be repaid in daily installments of $315.56, through August 8, 2019. The related note discount of $9,400 is being amortized over the term of the note.

 

On February 19, 2019 a third party advanced $50,000 to the Company in exchange for a promissory note bearing

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interest at 12% per annum for a ninety-day period, maturing on May 20, 2019.

 

Results of Operations

 

Comparison of Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company’s revenue totaled $253,808 and $147,375, respectively, for which our respective costs of revenues totaled $169,008 and $150,738. The $106,433 increase in revenue resulted from an expanded subscription base for monthly revenues and other commission revenues from marketing partners. The majority of the costs of operations are data feed expenses for exchange information totaling approximately $81,826 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Other costs of operations included subscriber referral program payments of $23,602 and customer retention payments of approximately $52,447 to certain select online program moderators, on-boarders and educator partners.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company had operating expenses totaling $415,937 compared to $232,798 for the same period in 2018, an increase of $183,139. This change is primarily a result of an increase in general and administrative expenses of $160,564 from $197,303 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $357,867 for the three months ended June 30, 2019, due to an increase in marketing and advertising costs of $77,167; an increase in outside consulting fees of $33,956; an increase in travel related expenses of $10,174; an increase in transfer agent expense of $6,719; an increase in other general and administrative costs of $6,273 and financing costs incurred of $26,275. Software development costs also increased approximately $23,147 due to a credit for development expenses that was reported in the three months ended June 30, 2018. We also recorded depreciation and amortization expense of $4,699 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $5,271 for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Comparison of Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company’s revenue totaled $480,157 and $290,670, respectively, for which our respective costs of revenues totaled $330,326 and $318,013. The $189,487 increase in revenue resulted from an expanded subscription base for monthly revenues and commission revenues from marketing partners. The majority of the costs of operations are data feed expenses for exchange information totaling approximately $163,911 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Other costs of operations included subscriber referral program payments of approximately $51,374 and customer retention payment of approximately $90,281 to certain select online program moderators, on-boarders and educator partners.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company had operating expenses totaling $671,033 compared to $406,613 for the same period in 2018, an increase of $264,420. This change is primarily a result of an increase of $23,297 in data feed expense and software development of $37,252 due to a credit that was reflected in the same period in 2018. General and administrative expenses increased by approximately $203,449, from $382,303 in the six months ended June 30, 2018 to $585,752 over the same period in 2019 due to increased business development costs of $49,782 and advertising and marketing expense of $109,363, as well as an increase of $18,029 of general administrative expenses and financing costs incurred of $26,275. The Company also recorded depreciation and amortization expense of $9,932 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $9,510 for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of June 30, 2019, we did not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Our Company is a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, and as such, is not required to provide the information required under this Item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Gust Kepler, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) as of June 30, 2019, pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15. Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company is accumulated and communicated to the appropriate management on a basis that permits timely decisions regarding disclosure. Based upon that evaluation, the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2019 were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the Company’s periodic filings under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 30, 2019 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls

 

Our disclosure controls and procedures provide our principal executive officer and principal financial officer with reasonable assurances that our disclosure controls and procedures will achieve their objectives. However, our management does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal control over financial reporting can or will prevent all human error. A control system, no matter how well designed and implemented, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Furthermore, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are internal resource constraints, and the benefit of controls must be weighed relative to their corresponding costs. Because of the limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide complete assurance that all control issues and instances of error, if any, within our company are detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur due to human error or mistake. Additionally, controls, no matter how well designed, could be circumvented by the individual acts of specific persons within the organization. The design of any system of controls is also based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated objectives under all potential future conditions.

 

Management is aware that there is a lack of segregation of duties at the Company due to the fact that the Company only has one director and executive officer dealing with general administrative and financial matters. This constitutes a material weakness in the internal controls. Management has decided that considering the officer/director involved, the control procedures in place, and the outsourcing of certain financial functions, the risks associated with such lack of segregation were low and the potential benefits of adding additional employees to clearly segregate duties did not justify the expenses associated with such increases. Management periodically reevaluates this situation. In light of the Company’s current cash flow situation, the Company does not intend to increase staffing to mitigate the current lack of segregation of duties within the general administrative and financial functions.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

 

None.

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

 

Our Company is a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, and as such, is not required to provide the information required under this Item.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

On October 4, 2018 the Company entered into Subscription Agreements with an investor for the purchase of 30,000 shares of Common Stock at price of $1.00 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $30,000.

 

On February 26, 2019 the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement with an investor for the purchase of 10,000 shares of Common Stock at price of $0.65 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $6,500.

 

On June 4, 2019 the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an investor for the purchase of 153,847 shares of Common Stock (which was adjusted to 51,283 shares to reflect the Reverse Stock Split that occurred on effective on July 15, 2019) and a Warrant, exercisable for a period of 5 years, to purchase 76,924 shares of Common Stock (which was adjusted to 24,641 shares to reflect the Reverse Stock Split) at an exercise price of $0.65 per share (which was adjusted to $1.95) to reflect the Reverse Stock Split). The aggregate purchase price for the securities was $100,000.55.

 

The Common Stock and Warrants described above were privately offered and sold in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act. The Company reasonably believed that each of the purchasers of such securities had access to information concerning its operations and financial condition, were acquiring the securities for their own account and not with a view to the distribution thereof, and each investor qualified as an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act. Furthermore, no "general solicitation" was made by the Company with respect to sale of any of the securities. At the time of their issuance, the securities described above were deemed to be restricted securities for purposes of the Securities Act and the documentation representing the securities bear legends and/or non-transfer provisions to that effect.

 

All of the Company’s other sales of unregistered securities during the period covered by the Report have been previously reported as required in Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and/or current reports on Form 8-K.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

On August 8, 2018 a third party advanced $200,000 to the Company in exchange for a secured promissory note, bearing interest at the rate of 12% per annum with a maturity date of November 20, 2018. The note is secured by a Security Agreement providing for a continuing lien and first priority security interest in the assets of the Company and by a personal Guaranty Agreement with Gust Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company, and the Company’s controlling stockholder. On December 6, 2018, Mr. Kepler made a payment on the note in the amount of $100,000 plus accrued interest of $8,000 for an aggregate of $108,000. The principal balance of $100,000 remains outstanding and is in default as of August 19, 2019, although the holder has made no demand for settlement of the note.

 

On November 9, 2018, Gust C. Kepler, a Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company advanced $120,000 to the Company in exchange for a promissory note bearing

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interest at 12% per annum for a ninety-day period, maturing on January 28, 2019. The note remains unpaid as of August 14, 2019; however, no demand for repayment has been made by the holder.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or are incorporated by reference as described below.

 

Exhibit Description
31.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*
31.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*
32.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**
32.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**
101.1 Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T*

*        Filed herewith.

**        Furnished herewith

 

SIGNATURES

 

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

     
August 19, 2019 BLACKBOXSTOCKS INC.
     
   By: /s/ Gust Kepler
  Gust Kepler
  President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Description
31.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*
31.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*
32.1 Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**
32.2 Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**
101.1 Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T*

*        Filed herewith.

**        Furnished herewith

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Gust Kepler, certify that:

 

(1) I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Blackboxstocks Inc.;

 

(2) Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

(3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

(4) The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  (a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
  (b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
  (c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
  (d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

(5) The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  (a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
  (b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

August 19, 2019   /s/ Gust Kepler
    Gust Kepler
    Principal Executive Officer

 

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Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Gust Kepler, certify that:

 

(1) I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Blackboxstocks Inc.;

 

(2) Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

(3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

(4) The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  (a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
  (b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
  (c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
  (d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

(5) The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  (a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
  (b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

August 19, 2019   /s/ Gust Kepler
    Gust Kepler
    Principal Financial Officer
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EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the quarterly report of Blackboxstocks Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2019 (the “Report”), I, Gust Kepler, Principal Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

August 19, 2019   /s/ Gust Kepler
    Gust Kepler
    Principal Executive Officer

 

This certification accompanies the Report pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Company or purposes of §18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

A signed original of this certification has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 

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EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the quarterly report of Blackboxstocks Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2019 (the “Report”), I, Gust Kepler, Principal Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

August 19, 2019   /s/ Gust Kepler
    Gust Kepler
    Principal Financial Officer

 

This certification accompanies the Report pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Company or purposes of §18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

A signed original of this certification has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.