Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2020
[X] Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Commission File Number: 00028723
HANNOVER HOUSE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
355 N. College Ave. Suite D
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
This company’s Securities are not yet registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has 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 [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 if Regulation S-K (229.405 of this Chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy of information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendments to this Form 10-K. Yes [X] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
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|Non-accelerated filer [ ] (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)||Smaller reporting company [X]|
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 aggregate market value of the voting stock and non-voting common equity on December 31, 2020 (consisting of Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share) held by non-affiliates was approximately $13,302,878 based upon the most recent sales price of $0.016 for such Common Stock on December 31, 2020. As of December 31, 2020, there were 831,429,996 shares of Common Stock in issue (of which 97,787,152 were subject to Rule 144 sale restrictions); additionally as of December 31, 2020 there were 4-million shares of Series “A” shares at a par value of $.0001 each, which shares carry a 1000-to-1 voting authority and a 100-to-1 conversion option into Common Stock subject to officer and corporate performance conditions being achieved.
As of December 31, 2020, the number of shares outstanding of our Common Stock was:
a. Total Common Stock Shares in issue as of December 31, 2020: 831,429,996
b. Above Shares Restricted from Sale under Rule 144: 97,787,152
TOTAL COMMON STOCK SHARES IN MARKET: 733,642,844
c. Series “A” Preferred Shares: 4,000,000
Shareholders of Record: 209 (Standard Registrar count)
Total Beneficial Shareholders: 338 (Broadridge, ICS count)
Total Authorized Common Stock Shares: 980,000,000
Total Authorized Series “A” Preferred Shares: 10,000,000
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: None
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Item 1A.||Risk Factors||7|
|Item 1B.||Unresolved Staff Comments||9|
|Item 3.||Legal Proceedings||10|
|Item 4.||Mine Safety Disclosures||10|
|Item 5.||Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities||11|
|Item 6.||Selected Financial Data||11|
|Item 7.||Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations||12|
|Item 7A.||Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk||14|
|Item 8.||Financial Statements and Supplementary Data||14|
|Item 9.||Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure||14|
|Item 9A.||Controls and Procedures||14|
|Item 9B.||Other Information||14|
|Item 10.||Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance||15|
|Item 11.||Executive Compensation||16|
|Item 12||Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters||17|
|Item 13.||Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence||17|
|Item 14.||Principal Accounting Fees and Services||18|
|Item 15.||Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules||18|
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
The discussion contained in this 10-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The issuer’s actual results could differ significantly from those discussed herein. These include statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, which we indicate by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “we believe,” “the Company believes,” “management believes” and similar language, including those set forth in the discussions under “Notes to Financial Statements” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis or Plan of Operation” as well as those discussed elsewhere in this Form 10-K. We base our forward-looking statements on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update them. Statements contained in this Form 10-K that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to the “safe harbor” created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Issuer’s Business, Products and Services
Company is a media production and distribution enterprise, involved in book publishing, feature film and video production, and distribution of feature films and videos through various media platforms and territories worldwide.
Wholly-owned subsidiaries are Medallion Releasing, Inc. (for handling non-Hannover House producer clients), and Bookworks, Inc., a special purpose entity utilized for book publishing activities, as well as to act as the corporate signatory for compliance purposes with the Screen Actors Guild. Both Medallion Releasing, Inc and Bookworks, Inc. are Arkansas domiciled corporations. Income and costs from these two subsidiaries are incorporated into the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
|A.||Describe the issuers’ principal products or services, and their markets|
Company publishes fiction and non-fiction books; Company’s media distribution includes the release of films to theatres, home video, digital streaming formats, television outlets and international licensors. Company is working with Vodwiz, Inc. (which has secured non-affiliate private funding) for the development and launch of a new digital streaming site to be named “MyFlix.” The business model for MyFlix is to consolidate feature films and television series programming owned by a wide range of studios and content owners, into a single destination digital streaming site.
The revenue model for MyFlix will be to pay third-party streaming and billing costs off the top and divide remaining revenues on a fifty-fifty basis between the program suppliers and with Vodwiz / MyFlix. Consumers visiting the MyFlix website (or accessing the service through mobile APPS or over-the-top devices such as Roku, AppleTV or hardware installed APPS) can purchase movies or TV episodes on a “per transaction basis” (ala Amazon) or alternatively, can open a monthly subscription with MyFlix for unlimited access to approximately half of the programming otherwise available for per-transaction access. As of the date of this filing, forty-three program suppliers, collectively representing over 15,000 titles, had agreed to participate in the MyFlix service, which would position the site as number two only to Amazon in terms of total programming.
The growth of digital streaming services – both as a general market trend and more recently as a preferred media for home access of entertainment products during the COVID-19 pandemic - has created both a boom and bust in the independent film sectors. Consumers are less likely now to purchase DVDs of unknown movies knowing that the same ten-dollar cost could cover a month’s subscription to a service such as Netflix with over 1,000 titles at any given time. As other studios scramble to open “studio specific” streaming services, Hannover House believes that the Vodwiz / MyFlix model is more like the successful Walmart retail strategy of offering a wider selection of programming at everyday low prices. Hannover House has an option to purchase Vodwiz, subject to the achievement of obtainable corporate benchmarks which include the filing of the Form 10 Registration and the resolution or dismissal of four foreign judgments for which the Company has meritorious defenses and legal strategies to oppose.
Hannover House, Inc. was originally incorporated in California in September, 1993 under the name of Truman Press, Inc., dba “Hannover House.” The company reincorporated Truman Press, Inc. in the State of Arkansas and operated the company privately until December, 2009 at which time a merger occurred with Wyoming-domiciled Target Development Group, Inc., formerly trading on the OTC Pinksheets under the ticker symbol TDGI. Truman Press, Inc., dba “Hannover House” became the effective surviving entity of the merger with Target Development Group, Inc., and in 2011, the company’s petition to the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) for an official corporate name change and ticker symbol change was approved after a lengthy analysis of the company’s history and activities. At that time, the company’s name was officially certified as “Hannover House, Inc.” and the trading ticker symbol was changed to “HHSE.” A similarly named entity (“Hannover House, Inc.”) was registered many years earlier (2005) in Arkansas, but immediately abandoned within less than thirty (30) days from initial registration, due to a change in the Arkansas film incentives program which no longer provided special benefits to Arkansas-based entities. The 2005 Arkansas filing does not now, nor ever has existed as an operating company. Efforts by the actual and operating Hannover House, Inc. (of Wyoming) to expunge the records of the abandoned Arkansas filing have not succeeded. However, there is substantial public record evidencing that Hannover House, Inc., is the operating, Wyoming corporation, and that no reasonable parties could possibly confuse the robust, publicly-traded Hannover House, Inc., with the similarly named, but non-operating entity abandoned as an Arkansas filing more than 15 years ago.
Hannover House, Inc. has released over four hundred titles to the USA Home Video markets since taking on video product distribution activities s in 2002. Some of the better known home video releases include: “TWELVE” from director Joel Schumacher - starring Curtis “50-Cent” Jackson, Zoe Kravitz, Emma Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland; “GRAND CHAMPION” - starring Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts and George Strait; “SAVAGE LAND” – starring Graham Greene, Corbin Bernsen, Vivian Schilling and Charlotte Ross; “TOYS IN THE ATTIC” – starring Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack and Cary Elwes; and “BONOBOS: BACK TO THE WILD” – starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall.
Regarding book publishing, Hannover House has achieved best-seller status on both the fiction and non-fiction charts. The best-selling fiction title has been the suspense-thriller, “QUIETUS” by author Vivian Schilling (with over 100,000 copies in print, including mass market editions from Penguin-Putnam and Onyx Publishers); the best-selling Fiction title to date has been “Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.” from attorney Barr McClellan (over 120,000 copies in print, inclusive of mass market editions).
The company has also released thirty-two feature films to theatres, beginning in 2008 with “HOUNDDOG” a dramatic feature starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright, and two top performing feature documentaries, “TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY” (2011) and “ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER” (2014), which was the highest grossing documentary at the U.S. box office that year.
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had two full-time employees and one full-time, short-term employee. The full-time employees were Eric F. Parkinson (CEO and SECY), and D. Frederick Shefte (PRESIDENT), each working on an unsalaried basis. The one full-time, short-term employee is Randall Blanton, working as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a period of between ninety (90) and one-hundred-eighty (180) days or until such time that the company has obtained Directors and Officer’s Liability Insurance (“D&O”) coverage, at which time, Mr. Blanton’s short-term affiliation will be converted into a full-time employment status with a term of at least one (1) year. During the interim process, Mr. Blanton is being paid as an outside contractor at the monthly rate of four-thousand dollars (USD $4,000). Due to a general operational slow-down for new release activities during the COVID pandemic, Mr. Blanton provided no services for the company during Q3 and Q4 of 2020.
As of the date of this filing, the Company does not hold a direct lease on offices; however, as a trade-out for marketing services with Vodwiz, Inc., Company has been granted occupancy of offices at 355 N. College Ave., Suite N, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, consisting of approx. 1,380 square feet, including four executive offices, a conference room, two bathrooms and a kitchen. For purposes of accounting and revenue and expense recognition, Company is accruing costs of $2,050 per month for office space value, and matching this sum with a ledger entry for marketing services.
Issuer utilizes M2 Compliance Corporation to file reports and other disclosures electronically with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for information statements, financial reports as well as for the upcoming Form 10 Registration statement. The company’s financials and other disclosures may also be found on the OTC Markets website, at www.OTCMarkets.com/HHSE.
Officers, Directors, and Control Persons
|Name of Officer/Director and Control Person||Affiliation with Company (e.g. Officer/Director/Owner of more than 5%)||Residential Address (City / State Only)||Number of shares owned||Share type/class||Ownership Percentage of Class Outstanding||Note|
|Eric Parkinson||Officer / Director||Fayetteville, AR||43,141,649||Common Stock||5.32%||Rule 144 Restrictions|
|Eric Parkinson||Officer / Director||Fayetteville, AR||2,400,000||Series “A” Preferred||60%||1000-to-1 Voting Value; 100-to-1 conversion|
|Don Frederick Shefte||Officer / Director||Fayetteville, AR||*31,487,546||Common Stock||3.88%||Rule 144 Restrictions|
|Don Frederick Shefte||Officer / Director||Fayetteville, AR||1,600,000||Series “A” Preferred||40%||1000-to-1 Voting Value; 100-to-1 conversion|
During the applicable reporting year, on June 8, 2020 officer D. Frederick Shefte completed a dissolution of marriage with Diana Shefte; under the terms of the divorce settlement, the officer (affiliate) shares beneficially owned by D. Frederick Shefte as listed in the above table, will eventually be transferred to Diana Shefte, under the specific sale restriction rules governing the disposition of affiliate-owned shares under Rule 144. During the current reporting year, the Shefte shares were divided as follows: 6,743,773 remaining in the existing legend fbo Don Frederick Shefte, and 24,737,773 retitled to be named exclusively for Diana B. Shefte. Under rules and regulations governing the sale, transfer or hypothecation of officer-owned shares, those shares now issued for Diana B. Shefte will be subject to the restrictions in place for officer shares. On Feb 8, 2021, within sixty days of the applicable time period covered by this 10-K report, Don Frederick Shefte filed for personal bankruptcy. Corporate counsel does not believe that Shefte’s bankruptcy will result in any attempt to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of the 6,743,773 restricted shares in Shefte’s name, due to legal sales restrictions governing officer and affiliate-owned shares under Rule 144 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933.
|A.||Please identify whether any of the persons listed above have, in the past 10 years, been the subject of:|
|1.||A conviction in a criminal proceeding or named as a defendant in a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);|
|2.||The entry of an order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, by a court of competent jurisdiction that permanently or temporarily enjoined, barred, suspended or otherwise limited such person’s involvement in any type of business, securities, commodities, or banking activities;|
|3.||A finding or judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction (in a civil action), the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or a state securities regulator of a violation of federal or state securities or commodities law, which finding or judgment has not been reversed, suspended, or vacated; or|
|4.||The entry of an order by a self-regulatory organization that permanently or temporarily barred, suspended, or otherwise limited such person’s involvement in any type of business or securities activities.|
Response: On October 8, 2019, Company was advised of an order from the Arkansas Securities Commission regarding the issuance of a convertible debt instrument to JSJ Investments, Inc. in 2014, which transaction was not registered with the Arkansas Securities Commission. Company was ordered to not issue any additional convertible debt instruments from within the State of Arkansas if such instruments are not registered within the State of Arkansas Securities Commission. Company was advised on a call with the Commission on October 10, 2019 that this policy in Arkansas is effective until such time that the Company is otherwise a fully reporting and registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Company has requested an appeal and administrative hearing to remove the order on multiple causes of action. The initial step of the appeal process occurred in late November 2019, at which time, a representative of the Arkansas Dept. of Securities concurred that the transaction in question was not with an Arkansas resident or Arkansas entity, and therefore may not be subject to Arkansas Laws. A December 2020 zoom call was rescheduled to accommodate counsel’s availability. There will be an additional appeal process hearing at such time that the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down of courthouses and non-essential hearings has been lifted. Based upon prior calls with the Arkansas Securities Commission and with appropriate counsel, Company will present the appropriate evidence at this upcoming hearing that should result in a dismissal of the Arkansas C&D order. As of the filing of this annual report, the next opportunity to review and dismiss the C&D order will occur via “Zoom” conference in mid-April (2021) at a date and time still awaiting final confirmation.
Investors and prospective shareholders should carefully consider the risks described below, together with all of the other information included in this report, in considering our business and prospects. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones facing the Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial also may impair our business operations. The occurrence of any of the following risks could harm our business, financial condition or results of operations.
Risks Related to Our Business
The company’s previous core-business of DVD Distribution is being eroded and replaced with digital streaming media for deliver to consumers.
During the years 2004 through 2008, the company was selling nearly four-million DVD units per year to Walmart Stores, Inc., primarily for the “budget bin” business (at suggested retail prices of $5.00 or less), in addition to a robust new-release business for two or three higher priced DVD titles per month. Beginning with the emergence of the BluRay format, available retail shelf space at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and other major USA retailers began to shrink for independent films. Beginning with the emergence of the Netflix / Amazon Prime models of direct-to-home digital delivery of entertainment, the consumer buying trends have evolved away from DVD and BluRay units in favor of home streaming. While Hannover House is moving its titles into the streaming media – both through multiplatform placements as well as through the planned “MYFLIX” multi-studio site, there can be no assurance that the revenues previously generated by DVD and BluRay physical units will be fully replaced with digital streaming revenues.
The Company’s secondary business of “booking” films into theatres has been effectively frozen during the COVID-19 Shut down of theatres and public spaces.
HHSE and Medallion had to postpone five films that were planned for release to theatres during 2020, which titles were expected to generate over $250,000 in “fees” to the company. The prolonged closure of theatres during COVID safety protocols has essentially removed this income generating activity from the company at this time.
The Company needs additional capital for new venture development, new product acquisition, general operations and existing debt management.
The development, production and distribution of original content feature films – as well as the onboarding and launch of the MyFlix streaming portal each demand significant funding resources which exceed the company’s abilities from current revenue levels. To continue with the acquisition (or production) of commercially viable feature film products – and to finance the costs to on-board titles and launch the MyFlix streaming site – Company will be reliant upon outside financing which may not be available. Sources which the Company plans to pursue include the issuance of a S1 stock registration filing to raise up to eight million dollars (USD $8,000,000) for such ventures. Other financing options include the use of international pre-sales and various co-production and state film incentives to provide the capital for high-profile feature film productions. Currently, the Company has no established bank-financing arrangements. Therefore, it is likely that the Company’s future financing need would involve some form of registration offering or future private offerings of the Hannover House, Inc. equity securities, debt financings, or strategic partnerships and other arrangements with corporate partners.
We may incur significant costs to ensure compliance with corporate governance and accounting requirements.
With the Company’s impending registration through the Securities and Exchange Commission, the enhanced level of compliance and disclosure – including audit and review requirements – may result in a strain on the Company’s resources. New operational procedures will need to be implemented and maintained, to comply with the Company’s public company reporting requirements, including operational compliance under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and other rules implemented by the SEC. We expect all of these applicable rules and regulations to significantly increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities more time consuming and costly. We also expect that these applicable rules and regulations may make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance and we may be required to accept reduced policy limits and coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain the same or similar coverage. As a result, it may be more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified individuals to serve on our board of directors or as executive officers.
Our future success is substantially dependent on the performance and continued service of Eric Parkinson, our Chief Executive Officer.
We are presently substantially dependent on the experience, abilities, industry relationships and continued services of Eric F. Parkinson, our Chief Executive Officer. The loss of Mr. Parkinson’s services would be highly detrimental to the Company’s ongoing and future business, and his replacement with an executive with Mr. Parkinson’s level of experience and prior success in the entertainment distribution industry could be prohibitively expensive; Parkinson has been waiving any salary for over 18-months, having previously deferred the majority of prior salary. Additionally, Parkinson has been loaning personal funds to the Company over the past two years – most recently with loans totaling over $25,000 during 2020. It’s very unlikely that an experienced and proven successful entertainment executive could be obtained who would agree to not take a salary as well as to provide loans to the company, as has been the case with Parkinson.
Our future growth will require the recruitment of additional qualified employees, and there is no assurance that we will be able to find such employees on acceptable terms.
To accommodate our future growth, we will need to increase the depth and experience of our employees and management team. Our future success will depend to a large degree upon the active participation of our key officers and employees. There is no assurance that we will be able to employ additional qualified persons on acceptable terms. Lack of qualified employees will adversely affect our business development.
Our current corporate President, Don Frederick Shefte, has indicated that he will be retiring at some point during the first half of 2021.
Don Frederick Shefte (74) has been battling cardio-pulmonary health issues for several years, including 12-weeks of hospitalized intensive care in late 2018. Shefte has also gone through a marriage divorce in 2020 and a Feb. 8, 2021 personal bankruptcy filing. Accordingly, Mr. Shefte has expressed interest in retiring or resigning from his duties as President of the Company at some point during the first half of 2021 – subject to the timely filing of the Company’s Form 10, S1 and the successful launch of the MyFlix streaming service. Although several qualified candidates have presented themselves as suitable replacements in the position as8”President,” there is no assurance that a replacement President and Officer with the professional experience of Shefte will be available to the Company – certainly under Shefte’s current voluntary salary waiver – unless these corporate achievements have been completed.
Risks Related to Our Common Stock
Investors / Shareholders may experience a dilution of ownership interest because of the future issuance of additional shares of our common stock and our preferred stock.
In the future, Hannover House, Inc. may issue authorized but previously unissued equity securities, resulting in the dilution of the ownership interests of our present stockholders. The Company is currently authorized to issue an aggregate of 980,000,000 shares (to accommodate the upcoming S1 stock offering which calls for the sale of up to 150-million shares in three stages of 50-million shares each). It is possible that some key creditors / debt holders of the Company may elect to convert their existing debts into shares in the Company. While such an action would have a beneficial impact to the Company’s balance sheet, the issuance of new shares could negatively impact earnings per-share and overall value to existing shareholders.
The Company may also issue additional shares of our common stock or other securities that are convertible into or exercisable for common stock in connection with hiring or retaining employees or consultants, future acquisitions, future sales of our securities for capital raising purposes or for other business purposes. The future issuance of any such additional shares of our common stock or other securities may create downward pressure on the trading price of our common stock. There can be no assurance that we will not be required to issue additional shares, warrants or other convertible securities in the future in conjunction with hiring or retaining employees or consultants, future acquisitions, future sales of our securities for capital raising purposes or for other business purposes, including at a price (or exercise prices) below the price at which shares of our common stock are then quoted on the OTC or other quotation system.
Our common stock is subject to the “penny stock” rules of the SEC and the trading volume in our securities is, to date, modest, which can make transactions in our stock cumbersome and may reduce the value of an investment in our stock.
The SEC has adopted Rule 15g-9, which establishes the definition of a “penny stock,” for the purposes relevant to us, as any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share or with an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. For any transaction involving a penny stock, unless exempt, the rules require: (i) that a broker or dealer approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks; and (ii) the broker or dealer receive from the investor a written agreement to the transaction, setting forth the identity and quantity of the penny stock to be purchased. In order to approve a person’s account for transactions in penny stocks, the broker or dealer must: (i) obtain financial information and investment experience objectives of the person; and (ii) make a reasonable determination that the transactions in penny stocks are suitable for that person and the person has sufficient knowledge and experience in financial matters to be capable of evaluating the risks of transactions in penny stocks.
The broker or dealer must also deliver, prior to any transaction in a penny stock, a disclosure schedule prescribed by the SEC relating to the penny stock market, which, in highlight form: (i) sets forth the basis on which the broker or dealer made the suitability determination; and (ii) that the broker or dealer received a signed, written agreement from the investor prior to the transaction.
Generally, brokers may be less willing to execute transactions in securities subject to the “penny stock” rules. This may make it more difficult for investors to dispose of our common stock and cause a decline in the market value of our stock.
Disclosure also has to be made about the risks of investing in penny stocks in both public offerings and in secondary trading and about the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and the rights and remedies available to an investor in cases of fraud in penny stock transactions. Finally, monthly statements have to be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.
Our stock price may be highly volatile and subject to wide fluctuations due to many factors, including a substantial market overhang.
The market price of our common stock may be highly volatile and subject to wide fluctuations in response to quarterly variations in operating results, announcements of distribution agreements, new affiliations or new products and services by us or our competitors, changes in financial estimates by securities analysts, lack of market acceptance of our products, or other events or factors, including the risk factors described herein. In addition, the stock market in general experiences significant price and volume fluctuations that are often unrelated to a company’s operating performance. As with any public company, we may be subject to securities class action litigation following periods of volatility in the market price of our securities which could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources.
Company does not expect to pay dividends for some time, which could result in no immediate return on a stock purchase investment.
Hannover House, Inc. has never declared or paid cash dividends on our common stock. We currently intend to retain our earnings, if any, to provide funds for the operation and expansion of our business and, therefore, do not anticipate declaring or paying cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Any payment of future dividends will be at the discretion of the Company’s board of directors and will depend upon, among other things, our earnings, financial condition, capital requirements, level of indebtedness, contractual restrictions with respect to the payment of dividends and other relevant factors of our operations.
Company’s common stock shares are not currently trading “electronically” through the DTCC which can limit an Investor / Shareholder’s placement with brokers (if shares are acquired via “paper certificates”).
As of June 1, 2020 common stock shares of Hannover House, Inc. were approved for electronic clearance and transfer through the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Shareholders may still request a physical (paper) share certificate if electronic transfer is not preferred.
The Company owns office furnishings, computers, fixtures and a wide range of motion picture production equipment as are itemized on the Company’s balance sheet. The Company does not own any real estate property, and is sharing offices with Vodwiz, Inc., under a services-barter arrangement.
Over the course of operations these past twenty-eight (28) years, from time-to-time the Company has been involved in litigation, most commonly from third-party producers who wish to claim that they are owed more in royalties that the results of their title’s release actually accrued. The majority of all lawsuits have been resolved in Company’s favor (including those cases in which the judgment was ruled to be the actual monies due and that Hannover House had agreed to or tendered, and not the inflated amounts that were erroneously claimed of the Plaintiffs).
.The Company is not currently not involved in any litigation that we believe could have a materially adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. Excepting as specified in the summary below, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of our company or any of our subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting our company, our common stock, any of our subsidiaries or of our company’s or our company’s subsidiaries’ officers or directors in their capacities as such, in which an adverse decision could have a material adverse effect on us. Notwithstanding the above, the Company has summarized all significant legal proceedings or legal judgments below, along with a status on activities regarding the disposition of each. These legal issues are listed alphabetically by the name of the principal adversarial party.
3a). BEDROCK VENTURES v. HANNOVER HOUSE – A California default judgment was entered against the company for approximately $513,098 in 2005, which Bedrock has attempted to enforce through successful and unsuccessful garnishment attempts against some Hannover House customers. Based on Arkansas law, and the meritorious defense that Bedrock was contractually committed to funding the Company for $1.5-mm (which was only partially paid), and the subsequent discovery of fraud by Bedrock involved with the transaction, Company plans to re-open the case for adjudication once the COVID-19 court shut downs are lifted, or at a less demanding time for corporate management attention (following the Form 10 and S1 filings).
3b). DAISY WINTERS v. HANNOVER HOUSE – A California default judgment was entered against Hannover House (amount of award still pending), despite a written agreement to dissolve the venture between the two parties, including Hannover’s full cooperation with the dissolution of rights. Based on Arkansas law and meritorious defenses, Company plans to re-open this case for adjudication in Arkansas once the COVID-19 court shut downs are lifted.
3c). GETTING GRACE v. HANNOVER HOUSE – A settlement agreement with this program supplier was made over a year ago, but was not finalized, and the case has moved forward slowly, now being heard in Federal court in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Plaintiff’s prior breach – by hiring another distributor during the exclusive time period for which Hannover House was the sole distributor – impeded Hannover’s performance and creates an estoppel basis for voiding of the contractual obligations. Hannover’s counsel is confident that a favorable result will ultimately be obtained.
3d). HINDS-SHANKMAN v. HANNOVER HOUSE – Company has three causes of meritorious defense which have not yet been pursued due to court house shut downs in California. Although the Plaintiff has filed for a “default.” Counsel and representatives of the court have disclosed that respondents that are impeded from filing a timely response during the court house shut downs will be granted an equal amount of compensatory time to make a response once the courts are reopened.
3e). LEWIN v. HANNOVER HOUSE – This is a foreign (New York) default judgment for which there is no contractual basis whatsoever. Company will seek to have the foreign judgment stayed-from-enforcement at such point in time that the Arkansas courts are re-opened following the COVID-19 shut downs.
3f). ORIGIN RELEASING v. HANNOVER HOUSE – This was a Texas matter that Hannover House defended and ultimately acquiesced and agreed to payment of approx. $225,000 on the basis of a revised accounting of revenues. Subsequent to the agreement to pay this revised sum to Origin Releasing, Hannover House found the original contract which was not “marked-up with hand-written changes” that were the basis for the Origin claim of monies still being due. This significant development provides the basis to re-open the case in Texas, which can be implemented once the COVID-19 court house shut downs are lifted.
3g). SECOND STAR v. HANNOVER HOUSE – Company has not yet filed its response due to the applicable court house being shut-down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Plaintiff has proceeded to file for a “default,” Counsel and representatives of the court have disclosed that respondents that are impeded from filing a timely response during the court house shut downs will be granted an equal amount of compensatory time to make a response once the courts are reopened. As of the date of this annual filing, a settlement agreement is in negotiation.
3h). UPTONE (Davis) v. HANNOVER HOUSE – This was a California default judgment for which no service of the summons onto defendants occurred. Accordingly, once the California courts are reopened for business, Hannover House will file to set-aside this judgment and will file the applicable, meritorious responses, including the cross complaint for damages of more than $700,000 resulting from Uptone’s failure to fund the theatrical releasing costs of the movie “Union Bound,” which forced Hannover House to mitigate.
Hannover House, Inc. common stock is quoted on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol “HHSE.”. The last trade for our common stock prior to the effective date of this filing was at $0.016 per share on December 31, 2020 and $.0235 per share on March 6, 2021. As of March 5, 2021 the OTC Markets chart summary indicates that the common stock trades at a daily average volume of 3,073,000 shares, which is a daily trading volume at average price ($.02) of approximately $61,460. Accordingly, large dollar volume purchases could have a substantial impact to the price-per-share of Hannover House, Inc. stock, (due to the amount of time that it might take to sell a large block of shares). It is management’s belief that the filing of the Form 10 Registration could and should dramatically improve investor / shareholder confidence in the HHSE stock and that this could manifest into both a higher average share price as well as an increase in daily volume.
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had approximately 209 shareholders of record for its common stock – according to the Company’s stock transfer agent, Standard Registrar and Transfer Co., Inc. An additional pool of shareholders are consolidated under block listings for trade brokers such as E-Trade, Scottrade and TD Ameritrade.
Hannover House, Inc. has not declared or paid any dividends on our common stock and the Company intends to retain any future earnings to fund the development and growth of our business. Therefore, we do not anticipate paying dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. There are no restrictions on our present ability to pay dividends to stockholders of our common stock, other than those which may be prescribed by Wyoming law.
Equity Compensation Plan and Stock Option Plan Information
The Company, at the current time, has no stock option plan or any equity compensation plans
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities; Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities
During the period covered by this report (twelve-month period ending December 31, 2020), the registrant issued a total of 19,900,000 common stock shares, of which 3,200,000 were subject to Rule 144 sale restrictions, and 16,700,000 were issued as unrestricted stock under registration exemption 4(a)(1) of the Securities Act involving the conversion of eligible, non-affiliate debt into securities.
Purchases of Equity Securities
During the fiscal year to end on December 31, 2020, there were no purchases of the registrant’s common stock by or on behalf of the registrant or any affiliated purchaser excepting for the 16,700,000 shares issued under the registration exemption 4(a)(1) of the Securities Act as described above.
The Company’s transfer agent is Standard Registrar & Transfer Co., Inc., located at 440 E 400 S Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
As a smaller reporting company still pending full registration, Hannover House, Inc. is not required to include this information in our Annual Report on Form 10-K or in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
Forward Looking Statements
The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes and other financial information appearing elsewhere in this Annual Report. Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us which attempt to advise interested parties of the factors which affect our business, including without limitation the disclosures made in Item 1A of Part I of this Annual Report under the caption “Risk Factors.”
Results of Operations for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2020
Calendar year 2020 was utilized by management primarily with a focus on three (3) key projects of corporate priority: 1). The preparation and satisfaction of documentation and reporting requirements relating to the company’s Form 10 Registration and S1 Offering; 2). The development of the MyFlix streaming service, including the ongoing on-boarding of new titles and metadata; and 3). The completion of the final filming scenes for the movie “WILDFIRE” as well as post-production editing, music, effects and distribution activities for that production. It should be noted that item “1” of these priorities includes the resolution of various legal and accounting issues that comprise material issues or disclosures for the Company’s registration. Revenues for the year showed an improvement over 2018 results, but were still very modest compared to results from 5+ years ago when DVD sales were still strong at retail stores. Revenue results for 2020 are impressive when consideration is made that these results occurred despite a total cessation of new release activities for physical home video products and films to theatres (both as a result of retail and theatre closures and shopping practices resulting from COVID-19 shut downs and protocols). Gross sales of $489,101 for the year with net income of $73,121 compares to gross sales in 2019 of $188,135 and net income in 2019 of $1,415. Despite the modest results in terms of dollars, percentage wise, the 2020 Gross Sales were up 159% over 2019 and the 2020 Net Income results were a marked improvement over 2019. The Gross Sales of $489,101 were comprised of approximately $249,772 in MyFlix related mastering and on-boarding charges to supplier studios, and approximately $126,442 in revenues that were paid as direct assignments for the benefit of HHSE titles (including, but not limited to: “Twelve” from 20th Century Fox, “Getting Grace” and “Sleeper Cell” from Random Media / Sony / AEC and “Toys in the Attic” from Entertainment Studios).
Cost of Revenue
The total cost-of-goods incurred during calendar year 2020 which impacted the G&A or Income Statement for this annual period were $1,236, comprised of net third party royalties paid.
Gross & Net Profits
For the applicable annual reporting period, Company posted a Gross Profit of $487,865, which after interest and operational expenses resulted in a net income of $73,121. Due to tax-loss carry-forward, no provision for income taxes has been included in this quarterly assessment of net income
General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses for the quarterly reporting period ending 12-31-2020 were $36,131 – and were $95,543 for the full 12-month period ending 12-31-2020. The increase in G&A expense that occurred during the last three months of 2020 was almost entirely due to enhanced costs from the Company’s outside audit activities as well as legal expenses involved in the dispute, settlement or dismissal of litigation matters.
Interest expense was significantly increased to $297,733 for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, as a result of accounting reconciliations and recognition of interest rates and applicable debts for which interest is required to be applied (but for which had not previously been applied, or had been calculated at the wrong interest rate). Despite this interest charge and adjustment being applied to the Q4 and 2020 results for the Company, it is important to note that these charges actually date back to 7 and 9 years respectively, and are not indicative of a sudden and repeating spike in interest costs for the Company.
Liquidity & Capital Resources
The company had limited and minimal liquidity during the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, and for the twelve-months ending 12-31-2020. The majority of operating capital from the Company for the year was obtained from loans received in 2020 from Graham Financial Services, Inc. (totaling $98,421.98), as well as from DSM LLC (totaling $69,000.00) and from Eric F. Parkinson (totaling $25,728.76). Other revenues were received from Video-On-Demand licenses and wholesale distributors of books and home video products.
As of the December 31, 2020, Company had cash of $9,067 as compared to $403 as of September 30, 2020, representing an increase of $8,664.
This filing includes a summary of Cash Flows for the Company during both the applicable quarterly reporting periods ending 12-31-2020.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
Our financial statements and related public financial information are based on the application of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). GAAP requires the use of estimates; assumptions, judgments and subjective interpretations of accounting principles that have an impact on the assets, liabilities, revenues and expense amounts reported. These estimates can also affect supplemental information contained in our external disclosures including information regarding contingencies, risk and financial condition. We believe our use if estimates and underlying accounting assumptions adhere to GAAP and are consistently and conservatively applied. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We continue to monitor significant estimates made during the preparation of our financial statements.
Our significant accounting policies are summarized in Note 1 of our financial statements. While all these significant accounting policies impact its financial condition and results of operations, we view certain of these policies as critical. Policies determined to be critical are those policies that have the most significant impact on our financial statements and require management to use a greater degree of judgment and estimates. Actual results may differ from those estimates. Our management believes that given current facts and circumstances, it is unlikely that applying any other reasonable judgments or estimate methodologies would cause effect on our results of operations, financial position or liquidity for the periods presented in this report.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not currently have any off-balance sheet arrangements, financings, or other relationships with unconsolidated entities or other persons, also known as “special purpose entities”. There is an existing obligation of $100,000 (plus 7% interest from March, 2019 for a current total balance of $117,499.94) due to Riot Act LLC (or their designees) regarding Company’s obligations with the film “The Riot Act” (2018). Company intends to retire the Riot Act, LLC obligation in full from initial proceeds of the S1 Registration offering.
As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to include this information in our Annual Report on Form 10-K or onto Form 10-Q
Our consolidated financial statements appear in a separate section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K beginning on page F-1.
(a) Evaluation of Disclosure and Control Procedures
The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure (i) that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act are recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms; and (ii) that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Our principal executive officer and principal financial officer evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2020, and concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as a whole, and that the deficiency involving internal controls constituted a material weakness as discussed below.
(b) Management’s Assessment of Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in the Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f). A system of internal control over financial reporting is a process designed 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.
Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the principal executive officer and the principal financial officer, the Company’s management has evaluated the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting as of November 30, 2015, based on the criteria established in a report entitled “Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission” and the interpretive guidance issued by the Commission in Release No. 34-55929. Based on this evaluation, the Company’s management has evaluated and concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was ineffective as of November 30, 2015, and identified the following material weaknesses:
|●||There is a lack of accounting personnel with the requisite knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and the financial reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.|
|●||There are insufficient written policies and procedures to insure the correct application of accounting and financial reporting with respect to the current requirements of GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.|
|●||There is a lack of segregation of duties, in that the Company had not yet segregated, specified and otherwise assigned those specific duties which were to be separately handled respectively by Parkinson (CEO), and Shefte (President) during this applicable period. .|
Notwithstanding the existence of these material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, our management believes that the financial statements included in its reports fairly present in all material respects the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.
The Company will continue its assessment on a quarterly basis and the Company plans to hire personnel and resources to address these material weaknesses when it is financially able to do so. We believe these issues can be solved by hiring in-house accounting support and plan to do so as soon as we have funds available for this.
This quarterly report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s registered public accounting firm was not required to issue an attestation on its internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to temporary rules of the SEC. The Company will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and procedures on an on-going basis.
(c) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act, during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
Directors and Executive Officers
The following table and text sets forth the names and ages of all our directors and executive officers and our key management personnel as of June 30, 2020. All of our directors serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified, or until their earlier death, retirement, resignation or removal. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the board of directors, and are elected or appointed to serve until the next board of directors meeting following the annual meeting of stockholders. Also provided is a brief description of the business experience of each director and executive officer and the key management personnel and an indication of directorships held by each director in other companies subject to the reporting requirements under the Federal securities laws.
|Name||Age||Title||Date of Appointment|
|Eric F. Parkinson||62||Director, Chief Executive Officer, and Corporate Secretary||January 24, 2002|
|Don Frederick Shefte||74||Director, President & Treasurer||June 1, 2007|
|Randall Blanton||70||Interim / Acting CFO||February 1, 2020|
We do not have a standing audit committee or an audit committee financial expert. We do not have an audit committee financial expert because of the small size of our company and our board of directors at this time, and also because the cost related to retaining a financial expert at this time would be prohibitive.
Eric Parkinson - Director, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Eric Parkinson is a film distribution and marketing veteran whose stellar career extends back to his very first # 1 best-selling video, “The 1984 Summer Olympic Highlights” – a production co-venture with ABC Sports. Parkinson has since released over 1,250 titles to the North American home video market, and earned 117 Gold or Platinum Certified hits (titles ranging from “Terminator”, “Platoon”, “The Last Emperor” and “Hoosiers” to less obvious top hits such as “Savage Land”, “Highlander 2”, “The Magic Voyage” and “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.” Parkinson was a key executive involved with the sale of the Hemdale library into MGM in 1996, which stood for many years as the record top price for a film library sale. Parkinson is also experienced as a producer and executive producer, with credits on more than fifty titles, and his first feature film directoral debut now underway with “Wildfire” and the upcoming major event features “The Legend of Belle Starr” and “Meltdown.”
Don Frederick Shefte – Director, President and Treasurer
Shefte was a JAG officer in the Navy before becoming a partner in the prestigious San Diego law firm of Seltzer Caplan. He relocated to N.W. Arkansas in 2001 as a Walmart vendor, and later joined the Bank of Fayetteville as its Senior Trust Officer. At the Bank of Fayetteville, one of Shefte’s principal duties was the collection and distribution of approximately five-million dollars per year from retail and wholesale purchasers of products from the bank’s client, Hannover House. Shefte joined Hannover House in 2007 and has since expanded his legal and financial expertise to include credits on several feature film productions. Shefte has indicated a forthcoming retirement or resignation from the Company following the filing of the Form 10 registration and S1 offering projects now underway.
Randall Blanton – Interim / Acting Chief Financial Officer
Randy Blanton has over 30-years of experience as a CPA and at the Controller or CFO level at multiple major banks throughout the State of Arkansas. Blanton has also been involved with the audit-committees of banks (both in respect of auditing internal operations as well as auditing clients and prospective bank customers).
Term of Office
Our directors are appointed for a one-year term to hold office until the next annual general meeting of our shareholders or until removed from office in accordance with our bylaws. Our officers are appointed by our board of directors and hold office until removed by the board of directors.
There are no agreements or understandings for any director or officer to resign at the request of another person and none of the directors or officers is acting on behalf of or will act at the direction of any other person. The activities of each director and officer are material to the operation of the Company. No other person’s activities are material to the operation of the Company.
Code of Ethics
The Company has adopted a Code of Ethics applicable to its directors and officers (including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer).
Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act
Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires the Company’s directors and executive officers and any beneficial owner of more than 10% of any class of the Company’s equity securities to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC and furnish copies of the reports to the Company. Based solely on the Company’s review of copies of such forms and written representations by the Company’s directors and executive officers received by it. As of June 30, 2020, none of the officers effected any changes in their share ownerships that would require such a notification.
The following summary compensation table sets forth all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to the named executive officers paid by us during the three-month period ending March 31, 2020.
|Name and Principal Position||Salary||Bonus||Awards||Awards||Compensation||Total|
|Eric F. Parkinson, C.E.O.||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0|
|D. Frederick Shefte, President||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0||$||0|
There were no individual grants of stock options to purchase our common stock made or outstanding to the executive officers named in the Summary Compensation Table for the three-month period ending 9-30-2020.
Long-Term Incentive Plan Awards
The Company does not currently have a long-term incentive plan.
Compensation of Directors
Directors are permitted to receive fixed fees and other compensation for their services as directors. The Company’s board of directors has the authority to fix the compensation of directors. No amounts were paid to, or accrued to, directors in such capacity for the three-month period ending 12-31-2020.
Currently, we do not have an employment agreement in place with any of our executive officers.
As the Company’s Board of Directors currently consists of two persons, the Company’s board of directors does not currently have any committees. During the most recently completed fiscal year and reporting quarter, Eric Parkinson and Fred Shefte made all decisions concerning executive officer compensation.
The following table presents information concerning the beneficial ownership of the shares of our common stock as of June 30, 2020 by: (i) each of our named executive officers and current directors, (ii) all of our current executive officers and directors as a group and (iii) each person we know to be the beneficial owner of 5% of more of our outstanding shares of common stock.
Executive Stock Ownership
|Name and Principal Position||Stock Shares||Of A/S||Stock Shares||Of Class|
|Eric F. Parkinson, C.E.O.||43,141,649||5.31||%||24,000,000||60||%|
|D. Frederick Shefte, President||31,487,546||3.88||%||16,000,000||40||%|
|(1)||The number of outstanding shares of commons stock of the Company for the purpose of calculating the above percentages is: 831,429,996.|
|(2)||For reporting purposes, both Parkinson and Shefte have listed the following address: 355 N. College Ave. Suite 4, Fayetteville, AR 72701.|
|(3)||Parkinson has the option to reclaim or otherwise cause to be reissued up to 31,200,000 shares of common stock that were voluntarily surrendered back into treasury stock over the past ten (10) years, which reissuance is subject to applicable regulatory restrictions.|
|(4)||Shares listed for Fred Shefte include 24,737,773 issued for the benefit of Shefte’s ex-wife, Diana B. Shefte, which shares are still restricted under sale regulations of Rule 144 officer shares.|
The Company had no outstanding equity awards at fiscal year-end.
Transactions with Related Persons
As of December 31, 2020, and over the prior seven years, the Company had received loans from officers Eric Parkinson and D. Frederick Shefte, for which an unpaid balance of $109.040.76 still existed for Eric Parkinson. Unless otherwise specified, these officer loans are unsecured, bear no interest, and are due on demand.
On an annual basis, each director and executive officer will be obligated to disclose any transactions with our Company and any of its subsidiaries in which a director or executive officer, or any member of his or her immediate family, have a direct or indirect material interest. Following completion of these disclosures, our board of directors will make an annual determination as to the independence of each director using the current standards for “independence” that satisfy the criteria for The NASDAQ Stock Market.
As of December 31, 2020, none of our directors qualified as independent in accordance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5605(a)(2).
Audit Fees consist of assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements. This category includes fees related to the performance of audits and attest services not required by statute or regulations, and accounts consultations regarding the application of GAAP to proposed transactions.
Audit Related Fees
The aggregate fees billed for assurance and related services by our principal accountant that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements, other than those previously reported in this Item 14, were $10,000 paid plus an accrued payable of $7,500 more, all of which will be more specifically described in the Company’s Form 10 registration disclosures.
Tax Fees consist of the aggregate fees billed for professional services rendered by our principal accountant for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning. These services include preparation for federal and state income tax returns. The aggregate Tax Fees billed for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019, were $800.
Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
Effective May 6, 2003, the SEC adopted rules that require that before our auditor is engaged by us to render any auditing or permitted non-audit related service, the engagement be:
|●||approved by our audit committee; or|
|●||entered into pursuant to pre-approval policies and procedures established by the audit committee, provided the policies and procedures are detailed as to the particular service, the audit committee is informed of each service, and such policies and procedures do not include delegation of the audit committee’s responsibilities to management.|
We do not have an audit committee. Our board of directors pre-approves all services provided by our independent auditors.
(a) Financial Statements
1. The following financial statements of are included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K;
Statements of Operations - for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020;
Statements of Cash Flows - for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020;
Statements of Stockholders’ Equity - for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020;
Notes to Financial Statements. Additionally, in compliance with specific disclosures required by the OTC Markets, exhibits describing these additional items are attached hereto.
|31.1||CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002|
|31.2||CERTIFICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER|
Pursuant to the requirement of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.
|Hannover House, Inc.|
|Date: March 8, 2021||By:||/s/ Eric F. Parkinson|
|Eric F. Parkinson|
|Chief Executive Officer|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
|/s/ Eric F. Parkinson||Chairman of the Board,||March 8, 2021|
|ERIC F. PARKINSON||
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
(Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
HANNOVER HOUSE, INC. AND AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES
December 31, 2020 (UNAUDITED)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2020||F-2|
|Consolidated Statements of Income for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, 2020||F-4|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2020||F-5|
|Consolidated Statements of Equity for the three-months ended Sept. 30, 2020||F-6|
|General and Administrative Costs for the three-months ending Sept. 30, 2020||F-7|
|Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements||F-8|
HANNOVER HOUSE, INC., AND AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES
FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||403||9,067|
|Accounts Receivable, Net||397,403||499,903||(1)|
|Prepaid Producer Royalties||2,454,674||2,406,065||(2)|
|Producer Marketing Recoupment||3,016,762||2,944,307|
|Film Distribution Rights||1,996,379||1,996,379|
|Film Production Investments||469,389||469,389|
|Notes Receivable and Net Recoupment||41,641||53,742||(3)|
|TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS||9,242,355||9,244,556|
|PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT|
|Office Furnishings, Equip. & Film Gear||154,725||154,725|
|Less Accumulated Depreciation||(37,164||)||(37,164||)|
|Less Accumulated Depreciation||-||-|
|TOTAL PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT||117,561||117,561|
|FILM & TV LIBRARY (incl. VODWIZ)*||27,413,517||27,413,517|
|TOTAL OTHER ASSETS||27,413,517||27,413,517|
ITEM F 1 – (continued)
|LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY|
|Acquisition Advances Due||285,399||13,000|
|Payroll Taxes Payable||-||-|
|Deferred Income Tax Payable||-||-|
|NB Cal AFIL P&A Loan||-||-|
|Hounddog P&A Note (EFG)||-||-|
|Interest on Hounddog Note||-||-|
|Interest on Shuttlewood Note||-||-|
|Graham Financial Services Note||98,825||98,422|
|Interest on Graham Note||6,603||540|
|All Other Notes Payable||590,684||557,527||(7)|
|Interest on Above Notes Payable||61,916||106,251|
|Bank of Fayetteville Note||15,000||-|
|Interest on B.O.F. Note||-||-|
|TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES||1,294,039||1,407,355|
|Executive Salary Deferrals||766,415||766,415|
|Lewin Foreign Judgment||1,629,442||1,629,442||(9)|
|Contingent Legal Liabilities||727,022||1,124,000||(10)|
|Officer Notes Payable||115,670||109,040||(11)|
|TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES||4,262,931||4,972,118|
|TOTAL OF ALL LIABILITIES||5,556,970||6,379,473||(12)|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY||31,216,463||30,396,161|
FOR THE 3-MONTHS ENDING 12-31-2020
AND THE 12-MONTHS ENDING 12-31-2020
|REVENUES (all media, fees & licenses)||$||90,541||$||75,319||$||209,132||$||114,109||$||489,101|
|Net, Collected Revenues||3,769||14,919||148,632||11,609||178,929|
|Additional Invoiced Sales||86,772||-||60,500||102,500||249,772|
|Reserve for Potential Returns||-||-||-||-||-|
|ADJUSTED REVENUES FOR PERIOD||90,541||75,319||209,132||114,109||489,101|
|COST OF SALES|
|Sales and Marketing||-||-||-||-||-|
|Video Mfg & Releasing Costs||-||-||-||-||-|
|Film & Book Royalties||-||-||-||1,236||1,236|
|Other Expenses (Ads, PR, Publicity)||-||-||-||-||-|
|TOTAL COST OF SALES||-||-||-||1,236||1,236|
|GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXP.||40,642||9,848||8,922||36,131||95,543|
|INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||49,899||65,471||200,210||77,978||393,558|
|OTHER EXPENSES (SALARY DEFERRALS)||-||-||-||-||-|
|INCOME BEFORE TAXES||42,397||57,870||192,609||(219,755||)||73,121|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||-||-||-||-||-|
|RETAINED EARNINGS (Beginning of Period)||3,864,200||3,906,597||3,908,726||4,101,335||4,101,335|
|RETAINED EARNINGS (End of Period)||3,906,597||3,908,726||(1)||4,101,335||3,881,580||3,881,580|
|(1)||Q2 Retained Earnings reduced Sept. 2020, due to payables corrections|
|(2)||Interest charged to Q4 includes ledger entry for $252,858 in interest previously not recognized with the Andersons|
|P&A Notes, as well as an increase (correction) in the accrued interest due on DSM notes of $41,022. Both corrections|
|in the recognition of interest are the result of charges incurred over seven or more years, and are not Q4 specific.|
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING 12-31-2020
Hannover House, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow
For the Three-Month Period Ending December 31, 2020
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Increase in Accounts Receivable||102,500|
|Decrease in Prepaid Expenses||48,609|
|Decrease in Other Current Assets||72,455|
|Increase in Notes Payable||38,059|
|Increase in Accounts Payable||26,136|
|Cash Provided By / Used in Operating Activites||$||68,004|
|Cash Flow from Investing Activities||$||-|
|Cash Provided By / Used in Investing Activities||(59,340||)|
|Cash Flow from Financing Activities||$|
|Cash Provided by Financing Activities||$||-|
|NET INCREASE IN CASH||$||8,664|
|BEGINNING CASH BALANCE||$||403|
|ENDING CASH BALANCE (12-31-2020)||$||9,067|
FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDING 12-31-2020
|Balance at Sept. 30, 2020||831,429,996||$||27,115,128||$||4,101,335||31,216,463|
|Net Adjustments to Equity||-||$||-||$||-|
|Net Adjustments to Retained Earnings||$||-||$||-|
|Balances at Dec. 31, 2020||831,429,996||27,115,128||3,881,580||30,996,708|
FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDING 12-31-2020
|Employees and Officers||$||-|
|Legal and Accounting||$||28,849.10|
|Misc / Marketing & Promotions||$||-|
|TOTAL OF GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES||$||36,131.41|
FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDING 12-31-2020
The following notes refer to those items marked on Item F1 (consolidated balance sheets) as indicated with red note reference markers.
|(1)||Accounts Receivable has been adjusted to include newly invoiced on-boarding & metadata services performed for MyFlix program suppliers.|
|(2)||Prepaid Producer Royalties include adjustments previously not applied against advances paid (e.g., “American Justice” net producer revenues are to be applied against the large royalty advance paid);|
|(3)||Notes Receivable includes additional loans of $12,101 made by the company to Snowy Morning, Inc. to assist with production costs for the film “WILDFIRE,” which loan is to be considered as a fully-recoupable advance against Snowy Morning’s share of theatrical revenues in the film. Company holds a lien against other revenue sources, in the event that the producer’s share of net theatrical revenues from “WILDFIRE” is not sufficient to fully repay the loan.|
|(4)||Accrued Royalties increased by $49,608 after reconciling video-on-demand and physical home video receivables that were otherwise consolidated payments;|
|(5)||Accrued Wages are unchanged on the 12-31-2020 report as compared to 9-30-2020; however, subsequent to the end of this reporting period, Company was made aware that former VP of Sales, Tom Sims, believes that the accrued / deferred wages for him have been understated. Upon receipt and review of his notes in this matter, this line-item may be updated;|
|(6)||A prior agreement to forgive the Shuttlewoods Investments P&A loan for “Daisy Winters” (upon HHSE’s performance of certain items), may be in doubt as the counsel for Shuttlewoods has since reinstated actions to file a judgment. While HHSE has the opportunity to move to set-aside such judgment (or to appeal to the principals of Shuttlewoods to honor the prior agreement), upon advice of counsel, until such actions occur, the Company is reinstating this dispute as a potential liability;|
|(7)||Adjustments were made to “Other Notes Payable” to reflect the corrected loan amounts received over the past seven years from Genautica LLC and DSM LLC – as well as a recalculation of the accrued interest on these loans;|
|(8)||Long Term Payables increased by $318,839, primarily due to the company’s prior oversight in not accruing the proper rate of interest awarded to the Anderson’s in their P&A loan judgment (the total accrued interest to Andersons is $252,858);|
|(9)||Lewin Foreign Judgment - Company has engaged counsel to move to set-aside this foreign judgment and locally filed writ, on the basis of fraud, personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction. The absence of an agreement between Company and Lewin, as well as the additional prohibition on HHSE officers from issuing “personal guarantees” as represented by Plaintiff Lewin, will support the motion for dismissal.|
|(10)||Company is also reserving a total of $1,124,000 with respect to three foreign cases, as the potential liability that could occur should the Company not prevail in actions for dismissal or adjudication in Arkansas;|
|(11)||Officer Notes Payable include adjustments in which the prior amount registered for Don Frederick Shefte as of 9-30-2020 ($32,358) has been applied against funds received by Shefte over the prior year to eliminate any current balance to him. Additional changes include the receipt of new loans from Eric Parkinson totaling $25,728.76 for the year;|
|(12)||The increase in total liabilities is due almost entirely to large reserves for “potential” items.|
|(13)||Accounts Receivable has been adjusted to include newly invoiced on-boarding & metadata services performed for MyFlix program suppliers.|
|(14)||Notes Receivable includes loans made by the company to Snowy Morning, Inc. in the aggregate amount of $53,742.60 (e.g., $41,641 during 2019 and $12,101.60 in 2020) to assist with production costs for the film “WILDFIRE,” which loans are to be considered as a fully-recoupable advance against Snowy Morning’s share of theatrical or other revenues in the film. Company holds a lien against other revenue sources, in the event that the producer’s share of net theatrical revenues from “WILDFIRE” is not sufficient to fully repay the loan.|
|(15)||The company’s Film & Video Library has not had a current review in almost ten years; during that timeframe, the retail DVD business has dramatically decreased, whereas “digital streaming” of entertainment products has markedly increased. It has been HHSE management’s position that the loss of forecasted DVD sales has been equally offset (in “net income”) from the value of the digital streaming increases and the lowered cost to achieve net income with digital streaming. During October and November of 2020, Company is embarking on its first effort to secure Domestic (North American) Television licenses for key titles in the Hannover House library – including high profile films such as “Twelve”, “Bonobos” and “Toys in the Attic.” The pursuit of these television sales is in support of the company’s endeavor – planned for January 2021 – to have a new and complete Film and Television Library Valuation Report – which analyzes and forecasts likely and obtainable revenues from approx. 475 titles represented by Hannover House / Medallion – including updated values for DVD and BluRay, Digital Streaming, International Licensing and Domestic Television.|