Company Quick10K Filing
Creative Learning
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$0.00 12 $4
10-Q 2019-12-18 Quarter: 2019-06-30
10-Q 2019-12-09 Quarter: 2019-03-31
10-Q 2019-11-22 Quarter: 2018-12-31
10-K 2019-09-04 Annual: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-08-13 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-05-14 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-Q 2018-02-15 Quarter: 2017-12-31
10-K 2018-01-04 Annual: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-08-14 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-05-12 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-Q 2017-02-13 Quarter: 2016-12-31
10-K 2016-12-22 Annual: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-12-22 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-12-22 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-K 2016-12-22 Annual: 2015-12-31
10-K 2016-09-13 Annual: 2015-09-30
10-Q 2015-08-19 Quarter: 2015-06-30
10-Q 2015-05-19 Quarter: 2015-03-31
10-Q 2015-02-17 Quarter: 2014-12-31
10-K 2015-01-14 Annual: 2014-09-30
10-Q 2014-08-18 Quarter: 2014-06-30
10-Q 2014-05-19 Quarter: 2014-03-31
10-Q 2014-02-13 Quarter: 2013-12-31
10-K 2014-01-14 Annual: 2013-09-30
10-Q 2013-08-13 Quarter: 2013-06-30
10-Q 2013-05-15 Quarter: 2013-03-31
10-Q 2013-02-13 Quarter: 2012-12-31
10-K 2012-12-28 Annual: 2012-09-30
10-Q 2012-08-14 Quarter: 2012-06-30
10-Q 2012-05-15 Quarter: 2012-03-31
10-Q 2012-02-16 Quarter: 2011-12-31
10-K 2012-01-18 Annual: 2011-09-30
10-Q 2011-08-12 Quarter: 2011-06-30
10-Q 2011-07-20 Quarter: 2011-03-31
10-Q 2011-05-27 Quarter: 2010-12-31
10-K 2011-04-27 Annual: 2010-09-30
10-Q 2010-08-23 Quarter: 2010-06-30
10-Q 2010-05-17 Quarter: 2010-03-31
10-Q 2010-02-22 Quarter: 2009-12-31
10-K 2010-01-15 Annual: 2009-09-30
8-K 2020-02-04 Control, Officers, Shareholder Vote, Exhibits
8-K 2020-01-27 Earnings, Officers, Regulation FD
8-K 2019-12-06 Amend Bylaw, Exhibits
8-K 2019-10-02 Accountant, Exhibits
8-K 2019-09-30 Enter Agreement, Sale of Shares, Officers, Exhibits
8-K 2018-09-14 Accountant, Officers
8-K 2018-08-15 Officers
CLCN 2019-06-30
Part I
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operation
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 e1625_31-1.htm
EX-31.2 e1625_31-2.htm
EX-32.1 e1625_32-1.htm
EX-32.2 e1625_32-2.htm

Creative Learning Earnings 2019-06-30

CLCN 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

Comparables ($MM TTM)
Ticker M Cap Assets Liab Rev G Profit Net Inc EBITDA EV G Margin EV/EBITDA ROA
MRAL 4 3 0 1 0 -1 -1 4 0% -2.9 -39%
DTRM 4 39 44 24 12 -13 -9 -2 48% 0.3 -35%
AASP 4 0 0 0 0 -0 -0 4 -44.0 -1,250%
VYCO 4 1 2 2 1 -1 -1 4 90% -4.3 -89%
OVTZ 4 0 0 0 0 -0 -0 3 -14.1 -50%
PPCB 4 0 4 0 -0 -6 -3 6 -1.7 -2,147%
CLCN 4 1 0 2 0 -0 -0 4 0% -17.2 -29%
AURX 4 0 1 1 1 -1 -1 4 88% -2.8 -934%
PGOL 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0%
ECIA 4 4 2 8 4 -0 -0 4 52% -777.5 -4%

10-Q 1 e1625_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x Quarterly Report Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019

 

o Transition Report Under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File Number: 000-52883

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   20-4456503
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

P.O. Box 4502

Boise, ID 83711

 (Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

 

(904) 824-3133

 (Issuer’s telephone number, including area code)

 

_______________________________________________

(Former name or former address if changed since last report) 

 

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 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 o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted 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 and post such files). Yes x No o

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer o Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer x Smaller reporting company x

Emerging growth company   o

 

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 o No x

 

State the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date: 13,354,261 shares of common stock as of December 5, 2019.

 

 

 1 

 

 

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

FORM 10Q

Period Ended June 30, 2019

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

       
      Page No.
  PART I      
         
Item 1. Financial Statements   4  
         
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   17  
         
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk   18  
         
Item 4. Controls and Procedures   18  
         
  PART II      
         
Item 1. Legal Proceedings   19  
         
Item 1A. Risk Factors   19  
         
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   19  
         
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities   19  
         
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   19  
         
Item 5. Other Information   19  
         
Item 6. Exhibits   20  

 

 2 

 

  

Unless the context otherwise requires, when we use the words the “Company,” “Creative Learning,” “we,” “us,” “our” or “our Company” in this Form 10-Q, we are referring to Creative Learning Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries.

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report” or the “Form 10-Q”) includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the words “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “potential,” “projects,” “predicts,” “continue,” or “should,” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. There can be no assurance that actual results will not materially differ from expectations. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they:

 

  · discuss future expectations;

 

  · contain projections of future results of operations or financial condition; or

 

  · state other “forward-looking” information.

 

We believe it is important to communicate our expectations to our stockholders. However, there may be events in the future that we are not able to accurately predict or over which we have no control. The risk factors and cautionary language discussed in this Form 10-Q and in our Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018 provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described by us in our forward-looking statements, including among other things:

 

  · the operating and financial results of and our relationships with our franchisees;

 

  · actions taken by our franchisees that may harm our business;

 

  · incidents that may impair the value of our brand;

 

  · our failure to successfully implement our growth strategy;

 

  · changing economic conditions;

 

  · our need for additional financing;

 

  · risks associated with our franchisees;

 

  · litigation and regulatory issues; and

 

  · our failure to comply with current or future laws or regulations.

 

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual future results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements.

 

All forward-looking statements included herein attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to above. Except to the extent required by applicable laws and regulations, we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should be aware that the occurrence of the events described in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q could have a material adverse effect on us.

 3 

 

 

 

 

PART I

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   June 30,  September
   2019 (Unaudited) 

30,

2018

       
Current Assets:          
Cash  $264,427   $80,693 
Restricted Cash (marketing fund)   23,766    22,505 
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful          
     accounts of appoximately $901,000 and $938,000, respectively   382,363    194,835 
Prepaid commission expense   275,131    —   
Prepaid expense   367    29,725 
Assets held for sale   —      43,178 
Notes receivables - current portion, less allowance for doubtful          
     accounts of appoximately $91,000 and $91,000, respectively   6,000    11,955 
Total Current Assets   952,054    382,891 
           
Prepaid commission expense - net of current portion   1,352,314    —   
Notes receivables - net of current portion   —      3,045 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation          
     of approximately $369,000 and $273,000, respectively   394,339    357,930 
Deposits   1,425    1,425 
Total Assets  $2,700,132   $745,291 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $93,041   $161,011 
Deferred revenue   1,011,380    —   
Accrued liabilities   16,051    14,605 
Accrued marketing fund   65,304    97,334 
Total Current Liabilities   1,185,776    272,950 
           
Deferred revenue - net of current portion   3,831,672    —   
Total Liabilities   5,017,448    272,950 
           
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 6)   —      —   
           
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)          
     Preferred stock, $.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;          
-0- shares issued and outstanding   —      —   
     Common stock, $.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized          
12,089,140 shares issued and 12,024,040 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2019          
12,075,875 shares issued and 12,010,775 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2018   1,209    1,207 
        Additional paid in capital   2,897,283    2,897,285 
     Treasury Stock 65,100 shares, at cost   (34,626)   (34,626)
     Accumulated Deficit   (5,181,182)   (2,391,525)
Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)   (2,317,316)   472,341 
         Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  (Deficit)  $2,700,132   $745,291 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 4 

 

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 

 

   For the three months ended  For the nine months ended
   June 30,  June 30,  June 30,  June 30,
   2019  2018  2019  2018
             
REVENUES                    
Royalties fees  $462,967   $548,384   $1,498,170   $1,654,209 
Advertising fund revenue   38,323    —      620,361    —   
Initial franchise fees   614,716    65,060    1,844,413    159,269 
Merchandise sales   27,307    4,603    44,870    9,376 
        TOTAL REVENUES   1,143,313    618,047    4,007,814    1,822,854 
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES                    
Salaries and payroll taxes and stock-based compensation   155,220    174,100    531,467    526,975 
Professional, legal and consulting fees   163,917    89,418    413,842    496,460 
Bad debt expense   48,994    80,468    76,052    282,856 
Other general and administrative expenses   40,962    95,260    173,509    313,517 
Franchise commissions   18,588    18,350    460,361    49,153 
Franchise training and expenses   289    13,375    15,611    36,460 
Depreciation   31,160    13,219    86,332    37,952 
Advertising   40,553    16,200    631,132    21,503 
Office expense   6,319    2,088    15,030    9,334 
        TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   506,002    502,478    2,403,336    1,774,210 
                     
OPERATING INCOME   637,311    115,569    1,604,478    48,644 
                     
OTHER INCOME/ (LOSS)   (1,978)   (1,397)   39,540    (1,390)
                     
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES   635,333    114,172    1,644,018    47,254 
                     
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES   —      —      —      —   
                     
NET INCOME  $635,333   $114,172   $1,644,018   $47,254 
                     
NET INCOME/(LOSS) PER SHARE                    
     Basic and diluted  $0.05   $0.01   $0.14   $0.00 
    Basic and diluted weighted average number of                    
             common shares outstanding   12,017,850    12,090,161    12,015,457    12,085,399 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 5 

 

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

  For the nine months ended
  June 30
   2019  2018
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net Income  $1,644,018   $47,254 
Retained earnings adjustment for 606   (4,433,675)   —   
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:          
Depreciation   86,332    37,952 
Gain on sale of assets held for sale   (42,775)   —   
Bad debt expense   76,052    282,856 
Stock based compensation   —      2,000 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (263,580)   (400,130)
Prepaid expenses   29,358    55,389 
Prepaid commission expense   (1,627,445)   —   
Deposits   —      13,628 
Accounts payable   (67,970)   34,589 
Accrued liabilities   1,446    (116,902)
Deferred Revenue   4,843,052    —   
Accrued marketing fund   (32,030)   (47,037)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   212,783    (90,401)
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Acquisition of property and equipment   (122,575)   (117,134)
Sale of assets held for sale   85,787    —   
(Issuance)/Collection of Notes receivable   9,000    (8,639)
Net cash used in investing activities   (27,788)   (125,773)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Net cash provided by financing activities   —      —   
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   184,995    (216,174)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   103,198    332,287 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period  $288,193   $116,113 
Noncash financing activity:          
Shares issued for rounding error  $2   $—   

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 6 

 

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

(Unaudited)

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2019                     
   Treasury Stock  Common stock  Additional     Total
               Paid-in  Accumulated  Stockholder's
   Shares  Value  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Equity (Deficit)
                      
 Balance, March 31, 2019   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,089,140   $1,209   $2,897,283   $(5,816,515)  $(2,952,649)
                                    
 Net lncome   —      —      —      —      —      635,333    635,333 
                                    
 Balance, June 30, 2019   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,089,140   $1,209   $2,897,283   $(5,181,182)  $(2,317,316)
                      
For the nine months ended June 30, 2019                     
   Treasury Stock  Common stock  Additional     Total
               Paid-in  Accumulated  Stockholder's
   Shares  Value  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Equity (Deficit)
                      
 Balance, September 30, 2018   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,075,875   $1,207   $2,897,285   $(2,391,525)  $472,341 
                                    
 Shares issued for rounding error   —      —      13,265    2    (2)   —      —   
                                    
 Net lncome   —      —      —      —      —      1,644,018    1,644,018 
                                    
 Adoption of ASC 606   —      —      —      —      —      (4,433,675)   (4,433,675)
                                    
 Balance, June 30, 2019   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,089,140   $1,209   $2,897,283   $(5,181,182)  $(2,317,316)
                                    
For the three months ended June 30, 2018                                   
     Treasury Stock      Common stock      Additional          Total  
                         Paid-in      Accumulated      Stockholder's  
     Shares      Value      Shares      Amount      Capital      Deficit      Equity (Deficit)  
                                    
 Balance March 31, 2018   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,075,875   $1,207   $2,897,285   $(2,239,610)  $624,256 
                                    
 Net income   —      —      —      —      —      114,172    114,172 
                                    
 Balance, June 30, 2018   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,075,875   $1,207   $2,897,285   $(2,125,438)  $738,428 
                                    
For the nine months ended June 30, 2018                                   
     Treasury Stock      Common stock      Additional          Total  
                         Paid-in      Accumulated      Stockholder's  
     Shares      Value      Shares      Amount      Capital      Deficit     Equity (Deficit)  
                                    
 Balance September 30, 2017   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,075,875   $1,207   $2,895,285   $(2,172,692)  $689,174 
                                    
 Net income   —      —      —      —      —      47,254    47,254 
                                    
 Stock-based compensation   —      —      —      —      2,000    —      2,000 
                                    
 Balance, June 30, 2018   (65,100)  $(34,626)   12,075,875   $1,207   $2,897,285   $(2,125,438)  $738,428 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 7 

 

 

CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION

Notes to Financial Statements

 

(1) Nature of Organization, Operations and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:

 

Nature of Organization

 

Creative Learning Corporation (the “Company”) operates wholly owned subsidiaries, BFK Franchise Co., LLC (“BFK”) and SF Franchise Company, LLC (“SF”), under the trade names Bricks 4 Kidz® and Sew Fun Studios™ respectively, that offer children's enrichment and education franchises. As of June 30, 2019, BFK franchisees operated in 374 territories in 38 countries.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information, with the instructions to Form 10-Q and with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, these consolidated financial statements contain all normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s results for the interim periods that have been included. The results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. These statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018.

 

Related Parties

 

The Company has been involved in transactions with related parties. A party is considered to be related to the Company if the party directly or indirectly or through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Company. Related parties also include principal owners of the Company, its management, members of the immediate families of principal owners of the Company and its management and other parties with which the Company may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests. A party which can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the transacting parties or if it has an ownership interest in one of the transacting parties and can significantly influence the other to an extent that one or more of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests is also a related party.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The more significant estimates and assumptions made by management include allowance for doubtful accounts, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets, depreciation of property and equipment, amortization of intangible assets, recoverability of long-lived assets and fair market value of equity instruments. Actual results could differ from those estimates as the current economic environment has increased the degree of uncertainty inherent in these estimates and assumptions.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain account balances from prior periods have been reclassified in these consolidated financial statements to conform to current period classifications. 

 

Restricted Cash

 

The Company had restricted cash of approximately $24,000 and $23,000 at June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively, associated with marketing funds collected from the franchisees. Per the franchise agreements a marketing fund of 2% of franchisees gross cash receipts is collected and held to be spent on the promotion of the brand. Any cash collected by the Company for marketing funds is held in a separate bank account and any balance at period end is presented as “restricted cash” and “accrued marketing fund” on the balance sheet. See Note 4 for additional information.

 8 

 

  

Accounts and Note Receivables

 

The Company reviews accounts and notes receivable periodically for collectability, establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts, and records bad debt expense when deemed necessary. The Company records an allowance for doubtful accounts and notes that is based on historical trends, customer knowledge, any known disputes, and the aging of the accounts receivable balances combined with management’s estimate of future potential recoverability. Receivables and notes are written off against the allowance after all attempts to collect a receivable have failed. The Company believes its allowance for doubtful accounts at June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 are adequate, but actual write-offs could exceed the recorded allowance.

 

Property, Equipment and Depreciation

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets, which range from three to forty years. Expenditures for additions and improvements are capitalized, while repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. The cost and related accumulated depreciation of property and equipment sold or otherwise disposed of are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is recorded in the year of disposal.

Fixed Assets Useful Life
Equipment 5 years
Furniture and Fixtures 5 years
Property Improvements 15-40 years
Software 3  years

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company’s long-lived assets consist of property and equipment, and intangible assets. The Company tests for impairment losses on long-lived assets used in operations whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable.  Recoverability of an asset to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the future undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If such asset is considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair value.  Impairment evaluations involve management’s estimates of asset useful lives and future cash flows.  Actual useful lives and cash flows could be different from those estimated by management which could have a material effect on our reporting results and financial positions.  Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques including discounted cash flow models, quoted market values and third-party independent appraisals, as considered necessary.  

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of cash, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximate fair value because of the relative short-term maturity of these items and current payment expected. These fair value estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of significant judgment, and therefore cannot be determined with precision. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect these estimates. The Company does not hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes, nor does it utilize derivative instruments. Notes receivable are recorded at par value less allowance for doubtful accounts. The carrying amount is consistent with fair value based upon similar notes issued to other franchisees.

 

ASC 825, Financial Instruments, clarifies that fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. It also requires disclosure about how fair value is determined for assets and liabilities and establishes a hierarchy for which these assets and liabilities must be grouped, based on significant levels of inputs as follows:

  

Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability.

 

 

 9 

 

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The determination of where assets and liabilities fall within this hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

The carrying value of financial assets and liabilities recorded at fair value is measured on a recurring or nonrecurring basis. Financial assets and liabilities measured on a non-recurring basis are those that are adjusted to fair value when a significant event occurs.  The Company had no financial assets or liabilities carried and measured on a recurring basis during the reporting periods. Financial assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis are those that are adjusted to fair value each time a financial statement is prepared 

 

Revenue Recognition 

 

Revenue is recognized when a company satisfies a performance obligation by transferring a promised good or service to a customer. The Company generates all its revenue from contracts with customers. The Company’s franchise agreements enter the parties into a ten year term and include performance obligations as follows: protected territory designation, access to proprietary manuals and handbooks, initial training and on-going assistance, consulting, promotion of goodwill, administration of marketing fund, marketing and promotion items, initial advertising program development assistance, company website access, Franchise Management Tool access, lessons and model plans, project kits, Duplo bricks, frames stop motion animation software, and use of the franchisor’s intellectual property (IP) (e.g., trade name – Bricks for Kidz). Additionally, the contract permits the franchisee to renew the contract for an additional ten-year term for a fee. The following is a description of principal activities from which the Company generates its revenue.

 

Initial Franchise Fee - Since the Company’s franchises are primarily a mobile concept and do not require finding locations or construction, the franchisees can begin operations as soon as they complete training. The franchise fees are fully collectible and nonrefundable as of the date of the signing of the franchise agreement. The initial franchise fee is recognized as deferred revenue on a straight line basis over the ten-year period as the performance obligations are met over the contract term. The Company adopted the new revenue standard (Topic 606) on October 1, 2018 for contracts with remaining performance obligations as of October 1, 2018. Comparative information from prior year periods has not been adjusted and continue to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods under Topic 605. The adoption of the new guidance changed the timing of recognition of franchise sales and franchise renewal revenue and related commissions paid on franchise sales, as discussed further in Note 7.

The activity in the Company’s deferred revenue for initial franchise fee is included in “Deferred revenue” and “Deferred revenue, net of current portion” on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, and consists of the following:

  Balance at beginning of period

New billings

(a)

Revenue recognized (b) Balance at end of
period
As of June 30, 2019 $          - $  6,687,465  $  (1,844,413) $  4,843,052

 

  (a) New billings not related to ASC 606 implementation was $45,876 and $176,343 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019, respectively.

 

  (b) Revenue recognized not related to ASC 606 implementation for new billings was $815 and $10,468 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019, respectively.

 

Commissions paid on initial franchise sales are recognized as an asset and amortized over the contract life of the franchise agreement. The activity in the Company’s capitalized contract costs for commissions consist of the following:

 

 10 

 

 

  Balance at beginning of period

Additions to

 Contract cost for

new activity (a)

Expense recognized (b) Balance at end of
period
As of June 30, 2019 $      - $   2,087,806 $    (460,361) $   1,627,445

 

  (a) Additions to contract cost for new activity not related to ASC 606 implementation was $0 and $11,737 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019, respectively.

 

  (b) Expense recognized not related to ASC 606 implementation for new activity was $0 and $828 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019, respectively.

  

Advertising Fund Revenue - Per the terms of the franchise agreements, the Company collects 2% of franchisee’s monthly gross revenues each month, due on the third day of the following month, for a marketing fund, managed by the Company, to allocate towards national branding of the Company’s concepts to benefit the franchisees. This revenue is recognized on a monthly basis. Upon adoption of FASB 606 on October 1, 2018, the Company began presenting these revenues on a gross revenue basis on its statement of operations as per FASB ASC 606-10-55-39.

 

The activity in the Company’s accrued marketing fund for advertising fund revenue accounts consists of the following:

 

  Balance at beginning of period

New billings

(a)

Expense recognized (b) Balance at end of
period
As of June 30, 2019 $  97,334 $  585,885 $  (617,915) $  65,304

 

  (a) New billings recognized related to the beginning balance was $68,871 and $73,573 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019 not related to ASC 606 implementation.

 

  (b) Expense recognized related to the beginning balance was $38,324 and $105,603 for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2019 not related to ASC 606 implementation.

 

Royalties - Royalties are calculated per franchise, based on a flat fee structure and are recognized as earned on a monthly basis.

Merchandise Revenue – Merchandise revenue is made up of Lego kits and fees for the use of Company email.

 

Advertising Costs

 

Advertising costs for the operating company are expensed as incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2019 of approximately $2,000 and $11,000, respectively, and for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018 of approximately $16,000 and $22,000, respectively. Advertising costs of approximately $620,000 were paid out of the marketing fund on behalf of the franchisees and were expensed when funds were received from franchisees. See Note 7.

 

Income Taxes

 

The provision for income taxes and deferred income taxes are determined using the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on temporary differences between the financial carrying amounts and the tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect in the years in which the temporary differences are expected to reverse. On a periodic basis, the Company assesses the probability that its net deferred tax assets, if any, will be recovered. If after evaluating all of the positive and negative evidence, a conclusion is made that it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the net deferred tax assets will not be recovered, a valuation allowance is provided by a charge to tax expense to reserve the portion of the deferred tax assets which are not expected to be realized. Given previous recurring losses, the Company cannot conclude that it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized, therefore a full valuation allowance has been recorded during the nine months ended June 30, 2019.

 11 

 

 

The Company reviews its filing positions for all open tax years in all U.S. federal and state jurisdictions where the Company is required to file.

 

When there are uncertainties related to potential income tax benefits, in order to qualify for recognition, the position the Company takes has to have at least a “more likely than not” chance of being sustained (based on the position’s technical merits) upon challenge by the respective authorities. The term “more likely than not” means a likelihood of more than 50 percent. Otherwise, the Company may not recognize any of the potential tax benefit associated with the position. The Company recognizes a benefit for a tax position that meets the “more likely than not” criterion at the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon its effective resolution. Unrecognized tax benefits involve management’s judgment regarding the likelihood of the benefit being sustained with the ultimate realization being dependent on generating sufficient taxable income in future years. The final resolution of uncertain tax positions could result in adjustments to recorded amounts and may affect our results of operations, financial position and cash flows.

 

The Company’s policy is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. The Company had no accrual for interest or penalties at June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively, and has not recognized interest and/or penalties during the nine months ended June 30, 2018, since there are no material unrecognized tax benefits. Management believes no material change to the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will occur within the next twelve months.

 

The tax years subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions include the years 2014 and forward by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

 

Net earnings (loss) per share

 

Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflect the potential dilution that could occur if stock options or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted during the period. Dilutive securities having an anti-dilutive effect on diluted earnings per share are excluded from the calculation. All securities outstanding as of June 30, 2019 are anti-dilutive.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

The Company accounts for employee stock awards for services based on the grant date fair value of the instrument issued, and those issued to non-employees are recorded based on the grant date fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument, whichever is more reliably measurable. Stock awards are expensed over the service period.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“Topic 606”) and has since issued various amendments which provide additional clarification and implementation guidance on Topic 606. This guidance establishes principles for recognizing revenue upon the transfer of promised goods or services to customers, in an amount that reflects the expected consideration received in exchange for those goods or services. The Company adopted this new guidance effective the first day of fiscal 2018 using the modified retrospective transition method and applied Topic 606 to those contracts which were not completed as of October 1, 2018.

The Company recognized the cumulative effect of initially applying the new revenue standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of accumulated deficit at the beginning of fiscal 2018. In performing its analysis, the Company reflected the aggregate effect of all modifications when identifying the satisfied and unsatisfied performance obligations, determining the transaction price, and allocating the transaction price.  Comparative information from prior year periods has not been adjusted and continue to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods under “Revenue Recognition” (“Topic 605”). Refer to Note 7 for further disclosure of the impact of the new guidance.

 12 

 

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases”, which requires lessees to recognize a right-to-use asset and a lease obligation for all leases. Lessees are permitted to make an accounting policy election to not recognize an asset and liability for leases with a term of twelve months or less. Additional qualitative and quantitative disclosures, including significant judgments made by management, will be required. The new standard will become effective for the Company beginning with the first quarter 2020 and requires a modified retrospective transition approach and includes a number of practical expedients. Early adoption of the standard is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this accounting guidance will have on the consolidated financial statements.

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230)Restricted Cash (“ASU 2016-18”), which requires that entities show the changes in total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows. We adopted ASU 2016-18 on October 1, 2018, and such adoption did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

 

(2) Related Party Transactions

 

On December 29th and 31st, 2017, the Company entered into two separate line of credit agreements in the amount of $50,000 each with two members of the Company’s Board of Directors. These agreements were intended to provide liquidity in the event the Company needed access to such. The agreements are payable upon demand, have an initial term of 5 years and bear interest at market rates. As of June 30, 2019, no amounts were outstanding on these lines of credit.

 

(3) Notes and Other Receivables

 

At June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively, the Company held certain notes receivable totaling approximately $6,000 and $15,000 respectively, net of allowances, for extended payment terms of franchise fees. The notes receivable bear interest at 3% per year with monthly payments, payable within one year. The Company analyzes the collectability of all receivables and reserves accordingly.

 

(4) Accrued Marketing Fund

 

Per the terms of the franchise agreements, the Company collects 2% of franchisee’s gross revenues for a marketing fund, managed by the Company, to allocate towards national branding of the Company’s concepts to benefit the franchisees.

 

All marketing fund fees net of expenses were accounted for as a liability on the balance sheet prior to adoption of FASB ASC 606 on October 1, 2018. Upon adoption of FASB 606 on October 1, 2018, the Company presents these revenues on a gross revenue basis on its statement of operations. Any unused funds at the end of the period are recorded as accrued marketing fees (see Note 7).

 

(5) Stock-Based Compensation

 

On December 29th and 31st, 2017, the Company granted 14,286 shares to Directors and Officers of the Company. These shares were issued in conjunction with the issuance of lines of credit from the two directors. The fair value of the shares on the date of grant were $2,000 and the shares vested immediately. The Company expensed $2,000 in connection with the grant during the quarter ended December 31, 2017. No stock-based compensation was granted during the nine months ended June 30, 2019.

On March 27, 2019, the Company issued 13,265 shares of common stock to the former President of the Company due to a rounding error in shares related to her terminated employment agreement. All equity compensation relating to this agreement was properly fully recognized during the year ended September 30, 2017.

 

 

 13 

 

 

(6) Commitments and Contingencies

 

Lease Commitments

 

Rent expense was approximately $10,000 and $30,000, for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2019, respectively, and approximately $5,000 and $14,000 for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018, respectively. There are no lease commitments with terms greater than one year.

 

Litigation

 

The Company is subject to litigation claims arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company believes that it has adequately accrued for legal matters in accordance with the requirements of GAAP. The Company records litigation accruals for legal matters which are both probable and estimable and for related legal costs as incurred. The Company does not reduce these liabilities for potential insurance or third-party recoveries.

 

On October 2, 2015, the Company filed suit in the state court in St. John’s County, Florida, Case No. CA 15-1076, against its former Chief Executive Officer Brian Pappas, Christine Pappas, its former Human Resources officer, and an independent company controlled by Mr. Pappas named Franventures, LLC (“Franventures”). The lawsuit seeks return of company emails and other electronic materials in the possession of the defendants, company control over the process by which the company’s documents are identified, and a court judgment that the property is the Company’s. Mr. and Mrs. Pappas have returned certain company documents that they have identified, but other issues remain. On December 11, 2017, Brian Pappas filed a counterclaim alleging the Company is required to indemnify him for a multitude of matters. The Company denies the allegation and is actively litigating this matter.

 

In a separate suit, filed on March 7, 2016 in the state court in St. John’s County, Florida (Case No. CA 16-236), Franventures, LLC (“FV”) alleged that it is due an unstated amount of money from the Company pursuant to a contract the Company had previously terminated. On June 23, 2016, the Company filed a counterclaim against Franventures, which also included a complaint against former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Brian Pappas. The counterclaim seeks redress for losses and expenditures caused by alleged fraud, conversion of company assets, and breaches of fiduciary duty that the Company alleges that defendants perpetrated upon CLC, including assertions regarding actions by Brian Pappas that the Company alleges occurred while Mr. Pappas was serving as the Chief Executive Officer of CLC and as a member of its board of directors. This case is being actively litigated by the Company.

 

On October 27, 2016, Brian Pappas filed a motion to amend the complaint to add a claim alleging that the Company slandered him by virtue of a press release issued on or about August 1, 2016, in which the Company reported to shareholders on steps it had taken and improvements it had implemented. The motion has still not been ruled upon by the Court. If Mr. Pappas does amend his complaint, the Company will vigorously defend the proposed claim.

 

On February 24, 2017, franchisee, Team Kasa, LLC, along with its three owners, filed suit in the Eastern District of New York (Case No. 2:17-cv-01074) against former CEO Brian Pappas, and Franventures. The same Plaintiffs also initiated arbitration on the same issues (American Arbitration Association, Case No. 01-17-0001-1968), alleging the Company is jointly and severally liable for damages resulting from the allegations against Mr. Pappas and Franventures. The Company is contesting the allegations and its liability for any damages.

  

On November 8, 2017, franchisee, Indy Bricks, LLC, along with its two owners, Ben and Kate Schreiber initiated arbitration against the Company. (American Arbitration Association, Case No. 01-17-0006-8120). Plaintiffs allege breach of contract, fraud, material misrepresentations and omissions, violations of the Indiana Franchise Act, and violations of the Indiana Deceptive Franchise Practices Act. The Company is vigorously contesting the allegations and its liability for any damages.

 

Management of the Company believes no other such litigation matters involving a reasonably possible chance of loss will, individually or in the aggregate, result in a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

 

(7) Revenue Recognition

 

The Company adopted the new revenue standard (Topic 606) on October 1, 2018. The Company applied the new revenue standard using the modified retrospective transition method. The adoption of the new guidance changed the timing of recognition of franchise sales and franchise renewal revenue and related commissions paid on franchise sales, as discussed below.

 14 

 

 

Franchise sales is comprised of revenue from the sale or renewal of franchises. The Company previously recognized revenue at the time of sale. Under the new revenue standard, the franchise sale initial fees are considered to be a part of the license of symbolic intellectual property, which is now recognized over the contractual term of the franchise agreement, which is typically 10 years. Correspondingly, the commissions related to franchise sales are recorded as an asset (the current portion in “Commission expense” on the balance sheet, and long- term portion in “Commission expense - net of current portion”) on the balance sheet, and are recognized over the contractual term of the franchise agreement in “Commission Expense” on the statement of operations. Previously, such commissions were expensed as incurred.

The following tables summarize the impacts of the new revenue standard adoption on the Company’s financial statements:

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet      
       
Impact of Changes in Accounting Policies
As of June 30, 2019
  As previously reported Adjustments As Adjusted
Prepaid Commission Expense                  -             275,131          275,131
Prepaid Commission Expense - net of current portion                  -           1,352,314       1,352,314
Deferred Revenue                  -           1,011,380       1,011,380
Deferred Revenue - net of current portion                  -           3,831,672       3,831,672
Accrued Marketing Fund            97,334          (32,030)            65,304
Accumulated Deficit      (2,391,525)      (4,433,675)      (6,825,200)
       
       
Consolidated Statement of Income      
       
Impact of Changes in Accounting Policies
As of June 30, 2019
  As previously reported Adjustments As Adjusted
Franchise Fees                  -           1,844,413       1,844,413
Advertising Fund Revenue                  -             620,361          620,361
Commission Expense                  -             460,361          460,361
Advertising Expense                  -             620,361          620,361
Income before income taxes                  -           1,384,052       1,384,052
Net Income                  -           1,384,052       1,384,052
       
       
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows      
       
Impact of Changes in Accounting Policies
As of June 30, 2019
  As previously reported Adjustments As Adjusted
Net Income                  -           1,384,052       1,384,052
Prepaid Commission expense                  -         (1,627,445)      (1,627,445)
Deferred revenue                  -           4,843,052       4,843,052

 

 

 15 

 

 

Advertising Fund Revenue - Per the terms of the franchise agreements, the Company collects 2% of franchisee’s gross revenues for a marketing fund, managed by the Company, to allocate towards national branding of the Company’s concepts to benefit the franchisees. Upon adoption of FASB 606 on October 1, 2018, the Company began presenting these expended revenues on a gross revenue basis on its statement of operations as per FASB ASC 606-10-55-39.

 

Royalties - Royalties are calculated per franchise and are recognized on a flat fee schedule as per the Franchise Agreements. These fees are recognized as earned on a monthly basis as per FASB ASC 606-10-55-65. 

Transaction Price Allocated to the Remaining Performance Obligations  

The following table includes estimated revenue by year, excluding certain other immaterial items, expected to be recognized in the future related to performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) at the end of the reporting period:

  June 30, 2020 June 30, 2021 June 30, 2022 June 30, 2023 June 30, 2024 and thereafter
 Initial Franchise Fees   $  1,011,380  $    996,693  $    939,088  $   819,326  $       1,076,564

(8) Sale of Condominium

 

On November 14, 2018, the Company completed the sale of its condominium held for sale for proceeds of approximately $86,000 and recorded a gain of approximately $43,000, which represented the excess of the proceeds over the carrying value on that date.

(9) Subsequent Events

   

On July 9, 2019 the Company completed the sale of a condominium conference space listed for sale for proceeds of $60,000 and recorded a gain of approximately $22,000 which represented the excess of the proceeds over the carrying value on that date.

 

Effective, September 30, 2019, Blake Furlow resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Furlow will remain a Director of the Company. Mr. Furlow will receive severance of $30,000 pursuant to the terms of a Severance. In connection with the obligations of his former employment agreement, the Company issued an aggregate of 573,176 shares of Common Stock to Mr. Furlow.

 

 Effective September 30, 2019, Bart Mitchell, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In connection with this appointment, Mr. Mitchell entered into an Employment Agreement with the Company as of October 1, 2019 for the term of one year. In addition to cash compensation, he will receive stock grants valued at lesser of $15,000 or 200,000 Shares of Common Stock on the last day of the completed year of employment. Mr. Mitchell will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, but will no longer serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.

On November 14, 2019, in connection with their service on the Board of Directors for fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Company issued (i) 99,362, (ii) 272,472,(iii) 112,739 and (iv) 272,472 shares of Common Stock to Blake Furlow, Gary Herman, Bart Mitchell and JoyAnn Kenny-Charlton, respectively as well as a total of $85,041.

Effective October 1, 2019, Robert Boyd was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Boyd and the Company entered into a one-year employment agreement.

On October 30, 2019 the Company completed the sale of a condominium conference space listed for sale for proceeds of approximately $99,000.


       On December 6, 2019, the Company initiated arbitration against two franchise owners, Christopher Rego and John Simento.(American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Case No. 01-19-0004-4019) The Company is seeking actual, statutory and punitive damages, as well as injunctive relief, violation of the two owners’ franchise agreement, failure to pay royalties, unauthorized use of trademarks and operation of competing business. This case is being actively litigated by the Company.

 

On December 12, 2019 Blake Furlow resigned as a member of the Board of Directors of Creative Learning Corporation and from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 

 16 

 

 

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operation

 

Overview

 

Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Sew Fun Studios®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3 to 13+ through its franchisees. The Company’s business model is to sell franchise territories and collect a one-time franchise fee and subsequent monthly royalty fees from each territory. Through the Company’s franchise business model, which includes a proprietary curriculum and marketing strategy plus a proprietary franchise management tool, the Company provides a wide variety of programs designed to enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. At June 30, 2019, the Company had 374 Bricks 4 Kidz® and Sew Fun Studios® franchise territories, 28 Bricks 4 Kidz® master franchises, and 159  Bricks 4 Kidz® sub-franchises operating in 38 countries.

 

Three Months Ending June 30, 2019 Highlights

 

The Company experienced an increase in new franchise sales revenue due primarily to the Company recognizing revenue on prior year initial franchise fees during the quarter as a result of adopting FASB ASC 606 on October 1, 2018.

Royalty fees revenue decreased approximately $85,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018 due to off-boarding several inactive franchisees during the three months ended June 30, 2018 which lead to fewer franchisees at June 30, 2019 as compared to June 30, 2018.

In addition, advertising fund revenue increased approximately $38,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018 due to the application of FASB ASC 606 on October 1, 2018 which requires advertising fund revenues and expenses to be recorded on the gross method basis on the statement of operations. Prior to FASB ASC 606, these revenues and expenses were recorded as part of the marketing liability account on the balance sheet.

The net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $635,333 as compared to net income of $114,172 in the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

Nine Months Ending June 30, 2019 Highlights

 

The Company experienced an increase in new franchise sales revenue due primarily to the Company recognizing revenue on prior year initial franchise fees during the nine months ended June 30, 2019 as a result of adopting FASB ASC 606 on October 1, 2018.

Royalty fees revenue decreased approximately $156,000 during the nine months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the nine months ended June 30, 2018 due to off-boarding several inactive franchisees during the nine months ended June 30, 2018 which lead to fewer franchisees at June 30, 2019 as compared to June 30, 2018.

In addition, advertising fund revenue increased approximately $620,000 and advertising fund expense increased approximately $609,000 during the nine months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the nine months ended June 30, 2018 due primarily to the application of FASB ASC 606 as of October 1, 2018 which requires advertising fund revenues and expenses to be recorded on a gross method basis on the statement of operations. Prior to FASB ASC 606, these revenues and expenses were recorded as part of the marketing liability account on the balance sheet.

Operating Expenses increased to approximately $2,400,000 in the nine months ended June 30, 2019 from approximately $1,800,000 in the nine months ended June 30, 2018, or $600,000, primarily due to the increase in franchise commissions and advertising expense as a result of applying the modified retrospective approach of adopting FASB ASC 606 effective October 1, 2018 for the amortization of previously expensed commissions related to franchise sales and advertising for franchises. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in bad debt expense due to a large amount of off-boarding occurring in the nine months ended June 30, 2018 which created an increase in the bad debt for uncollected royalty fees. The increase was also offset by a decrease in professional fees and legal settlements due to less legal activity and a more streamlined approach to handling legal issues in the current year.

The net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2019 was $1,644,018 as compared to a net income of $47,254 for the nine months ended June 30, 2018.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company’s primary source of liquidity is cash generated through operations. For the reporting period, the Company temporarily suspended domestic franchise offers and sales of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Sew Fun Studios® franchises in compliance with FTC Franchise Rule, Section 436.7(a) due to delay in completion of the Company’s fiscal year 2018 consolidated audited financial statements. In turn, this delayed completion of the Company’s 2018 and 2019 FDDs for the Bricks 4 Kidz® and Sew Fun Studios® franchise offerings

The Company is dependent upon both franchise sales and royalty fees to continue current business operations and liquidity. 

Cash funds are used for ongoing operating expenses, the purchase of equipment, property improvement, and software development. During the nine months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company purchased property and equipment totaling approximately $123,000 and $117,000.

On November 14, 2018, the Company completed the sale of its condominium held for sale for proceeds of approximately $86,000 and recorded a gain of approximately $43,000, which represented the excess of the proceeds over the carrying value on that date.

 17 

 

  

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Not applicable to us as a smaller reporting company.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report (the “Evaluation Date”), we carried out an evaluation regarding the three months ended June 30, 2019, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Based upon this evaluation, our management concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that are filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and that our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management including our Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures will detect or uncover every situation involving the failure of persons within the Company to disclose material information otherwise required to be set forth in the Company’s periodic reports.

 

The Company’s management is also responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting 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. As of the Evaluation Date, no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting occurred that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 18 

 

  

PART II

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

There is no new litigation or changes to matters currently outstanding as of the 10-K filed with the SEC for the year ended September 30, 2018.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

For information regarding factors that could affect the Company's results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, see the risk factors discussed under Part II, Item 1A of CLC's most recent annual report on Form 10-K.

 

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

 

None

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information 

 

None

 

 19 

 

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibits 

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit
     
10.1   Form of Confirmation Letter from certain Directors and Officers (Incorporated by reference to Exhibits of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018).
     
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
     
31.2   Certification of Principal Accounting Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Act of 1934, as amended.
     
32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.2   Certification of Principal Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

 20 

 

 

 

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.

 

  CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION  
       
Dated: December 17, 2019 By: /s/ Robert Boyd 
    Robert Boyd  
   

Chief Accounting Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

  CREATIVE LEARNING CORPORATION
     
Dated: December 17, 2019 By: /s/ Bart J. Mitchell 
    Bart J. Mitchell,
   

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 21 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit
     
10.1   Form of Confirmation Letter from certain Directors and Officers (Incorporated by reference to Exhibits of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018).
     
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
     
31.2   Certification of Principal Accounting Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Act of 1934, as amended.
     
32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.2   Certification of Principal Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

 22