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IAMXU 10Q Quarterly Report

Part 1 - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 &Mdash; Organization and Description of Business
Note 2 &Mdash; Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 &Mdash; Property and Equipment
Note 4 &Mdash; Intangible Assets
Note 5 &Mdash; Acquisitions
Note 6 - Operating Lease Right - of - Use (&Ldquo;Rou&Rdquo;) Assets and Operating Lease Liabilities
Note 7 &Mdash; Related Party Transactions
Note 8 &Mdash; Commitments and Contingencies
Note 9 - Debt
Note 10 - Stockholders' Equity
Note 11 &Mdash; Subsequent Events
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II &Mdash; Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 ex31-1.htm
EX-32.1 ex32-1.htm

I-AM Capital Acquisition Earnings 2020-11-30

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10-Q 1 form10-q.htm

 

 

 

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 November 30, 2020

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File Number: 001-38188

 

Simplicity Esports ??? Keep It Simple

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   82-1231127

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

     

7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 505

Boca Raton, FL

  33433
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (855) 345-9467

 

Not applicable

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

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
None   N/A   N/A

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As of January 14, 2021, there were 1,325,453 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

   
   

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

Form 10-Q

November 30, 2020

 

Table of Contents

 

    Page
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION 3
     
Item 1. Financial Statements: 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – November 30, 2020 (unaudited) and May 31, 2020 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations – Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity – Six Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 5-6
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows - Six Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 7
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated financial statements (unaudited) 8
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 24
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 35
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 35
     
PART II — OTHER INFORMATION 36
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 36
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 36
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 36
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 37
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 37
     
Item 5. Other Information 37
     
Item 6. Exhibits 38
     
Signatures 39

 

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   November 30, 2020   May 31, 2020 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
           
Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $543,439   $160,208 
Accounts receivable, net   131,321    127,653 
Inventory   145,186    15,787 
Prepaid expenses   114,537    5,588 
Total Current Assets   934,483    309,236 
           
Other Assets          
Goodwill   5,180,141    5,155,141 
Intangible assets, net   1,955,559    2,141,374 
Deferred brokerage fees   123,339    149,223 
Property and equipment, net   606,254    232,733 
Right of use asset, operating leases, net   1,320,846    490,984 
Security deposits   14,885    14,885 
Due from franchisees’   45,516    - 
Deferred financing costs   235,759    98,198 
Total Other Assets   9,482,299    8,282,538 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $10,416,782   $8,591,774 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable  $237,311   $126,716 
Accrued expenses   932,547    1,421,842 
Convertible note payable   1,000,000    1,000,000 
Notes payable, net of discount   1,100,129    127,320 
Note payable - related party   -    64,728 
Operating lease obligation, current   281,088    151,867 
Current portion of deferred revenues   3,795    3,795 
Stock payable   50,000    75,000 
Total Current Liabilities   3,604,870    2,971,268 
           
Operating lease obligation, net of current portion   1,042,256    339,116 
Deferred revenues, less current portion   302,439    365,718 
           
Total Liabilities   4,949,565    3,676,102 
           
Commitments and Contingencies - Note 6   -    - 
           
Stockholders’ Equity          
Preferred stock - $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock - $0.0001 par value; 36,000,000 shares authorized; 1,217,376 and 998,622 shares issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020, respectively   122    100 
Additional paid-in capital   13,128,420    11,132,103 
Accumulated deficit   (7,855,418)   (6,195,044)
Total Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company Stockholders’ Equity   5,273,124    4,937,159 
Non-Controlling Interest   194,093    (21,487)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   5,467,217    4,915,672 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $10,416,782   $8,591,774 

 

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

 

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SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   November 30, 2020   November 30, 2019   November 30, 2020   November 30, 2019 
                 
Revenues                    
Franchise royalties and license fees  $36,877   $200,274   $117,695   $247,012 
Franchise termination revenue   54,916    45,224    61,381    - 
Company-owned stores sales   167,791    -    244,729    49,643 
Esports revenue   36,962    -    73,342    23,336 
                     
Total Revenues   296,546    245,498    497,147    319,991 
                     
Cost of Goods Sold   (67,657)   -    (108,168)   - 
                     
Gross Margin   228,889    245,498    388,979    319,991 
                     
Operating Expenses                    
General and administrative expenses   (1,013,177)   (819,305)   (1,658,539)   (1,258,257)
                     
Loss from Operations   (784,288)   (573,807)   (1,269,560)   (938,266)
                     
Other Income / (Expense)                    
Debt forgiveness Income   15,250    8,523    3,115    93,761 
Interest expense   (244,660)   (6,675)   (398,788)   (13,350)
Interest income   5    457    12    2,961 
Foreign exchange gain/(loss)   -    -    (19,572)   - 
                     
Total Other Income / (Expense)   (229,405)   2,305    (415,233)   83,372 
                     
Loss Before Provision for Income Taxes   (1,013,693)   (571,502)   (1,684,793)   (854,894)
                     
Provision for Income Taxes   -    -    -    - 
                     
Net Loss   (1,013,693)   (571,502)   (1,684,793)   (854,894)
                     
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   8,533    8,172    24,419    8,172 
                     
Net loss attributable to common shareholders  $(1,005,160)  $(563,330)  $(1,660,374)  $(846,722)
                     
Basic and Diluted Net Loss per share   

$

(0.84

)   $(0.57)  $(1.42)  $(0.90)
                     
Basic and diluted Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding   

1,192,945

    980,064    

1,166,150

    943,888 

 

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

 

 4 
   

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 and 2019

(Unaudited)

 

   Common Stock  

Additional

Paid-In

  

Non-

Controlling

   Accumulated  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Interest   Deficit   Equity 
                         
Balance - May 31, 2020   998,622   $100   $11,132,103   $(21,487)  $   (6,195,044)  $       4,915,672 
                               
Shares issued for cash   2,976    -    25,000    -    -    25,000 
Shares issued in connection with conversion of note payable   10,738    1    99,999              100,000 
Shares issued in connection with notes payable   12,292    1    102,216              102,217 
Shares issued in connection with settlement of accounts                              
Shares issued for payable and accrued liabilities   3,125    -    46,000              46,000 
Shares issued in connection with franchise acquisition   18,750    2    164,998    -    -    165,000 
Shares issued in connection with consulting agreement   3,472    1    22,777              22,778 
Shares issued to directors, officers and employees as compensation   116,175    12    819,297    -    -    819,309 
Non-controlling interest of original investment in subsidiaries   -    -    -    240,000    -    240,000 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   -    -    -    (15,866)   -    (15,866)
Net Loss   -    -    -    -    (655,214)   (655,214)
                               
Balance - August 31, 2020   1,166,150    117    12,412,390    202,647    (6,850,258)   5,764,896 
                               
Warrants issued in connection with debt   -    -    157,438              157,438 
Shares issued in connection with franchise acquisition   37,941    4    413,540    -    -    413,544 
Shares issued in connection with consulting agreement   2,813    -    25,420              25,420 
Shares issued to directors, officers and employees as compensation   9,844    1    119,632    -    -    119,633 
Rounding related to reverse stock split   628    -    -    -    -    - 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   -    -    -    (8,554)   -    (8,554)
Net Loss   -    -    -    -    (1,005,160)   (1,005,160)
                               
Balance - November 30, 2020     1,217,376   $    122   $  13,128,420   $194,093   $(7,855,418) 

 $

5,467,217 

 

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

 

 5 
   

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 and 2019

(Unaudited)

 

   Common Stock  

Additional

Paid-In

  

Non-

Controlling

   Accumulated  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Interest   Deficit   Equity 
                         
Balance - May 31, 2019   875,497   $    88   $9,442,639   $-   $(3,574,806)  $5,867,921 
                               
Shares issued for PLAYlive Nation acquisition   93,750    9    1,439,991    -    -    1,440,000 
                               
Vesting of Common Shares   -    -    27,000    -    -    27,000 
                               
Net Loss   -    -    -    -    (283,393)   (283,393)
                               
Balance - August 31, 2019   969,247    97      10,909,630    -    (3,858,199)   7,051,528 
                               
Vesting of Common Shares   -    -    36,000    -    -    36,000 
                               
Compensation to officer for shares issued for past services   -    -    90,000    -    -    90,000 
                               
Shares issued for vesting of employment agreement awards   13,125    1    10         -    11 
                               
Non-controlling interest of original investment in subsidiaries   -    -    -    24,013    -    24,013 
                               
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   -    -    -    (8,172)   -    (8,172)
                               
Net Loss   -    -    -    -    (563,329)   (563,329)
                               
Balance - November 30, 2019   982,372   $98   $11,035,640   $15,841   $(4,421,528)  $6,630,051 

 

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

 

 6 
   

 

SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Six Months Ended 
   November 30, 2020   November 30, 2019 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(1,684,794)  $(854,895)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) operating activities:          
Non-cash interest expense   241,557    - 
Depreciation expense   73,249    21,148 
Amortization expense   133,229    102,812 
Impairment loss   202,586    - 
Debt forgiveness income   -    (93,761)
Issuance of shares for services   1,033,140    153,011 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (3,668)   (67,971)
Inventory   (20,676)   (18,984)
Prepaid expenses   (15,122)   (5,671)
Security deposits   -    (2,568)
Deferred brokerage fees   25,884    5,056 
Deferred revenues   (63,279)   14,812 
Accounts payable   110,595    13,658 
Accrued expenses   (194,222)   (89,101)
Due from franchisees’   (45,516)   (13,342)
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (207,037)   (835,796)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Cash from acquisition   -    26,180 
Lease liability net of lease asset   2,499    (776)
Purchase of property and equipment   (1,949)   (156,319)
           
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   550    (130,915)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Repayment of note payable   (319,477)   - 
Proceeds from note payable   1,046,756    - 
Deferred financing costs   (137,561)   - 
Non-controlling interest of original investment in subsidiaries   -    24,013 
Private placement funds received   25,000    50,000 
           
Net cash provided by financing activities   614,718    74,013 
           
Net change in cash   408,231    (892,698)
           
Cash - beginning of period   160,208    1,540,158 
           
Cash - end of period  $568,439   $647,460 
           
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:          
           
Cash paid for interest  $-   $- 
Cash paid for income taxes  $-   $- 
           
Supplemental Non-Cash Investing and Financing Information          
           
Common stock issued for consideration in an acquisition of assets  $728,544   $1,440,000 
Conversion of debt to common shares  $100,000   $- 
Increase in prepaid expenses and accrued expenses  $93,827   $- 
Warrants issued for debt discount  $102,217   $- 
           
Acquisition of PLAYlive and other Assets:          
Goodwill  $-   $2,226,166 
Inventory  $

110,310

   $- 
Property and equipment  $443,234   $9,503 
Intangible Assets  $

150,000

   $- 
Goodwill  $

25,000

   $- 
Deferred brokerage fees  $-   $805,975 
Accounts payable  $-   $(3,574)
Deferred revenue  $-   $(1,624,250)

 

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

 

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SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (the “Company,” “we,” or “our”), was organized as a blank check company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware on April 17, 2017. The Company was formed under the name I-AM Capital Acquisition Company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”). On November 20, 2018, the Company changed its name from I-AM Capital Acquisition Company to Smaaash Entertainment Inc. On January 2, 2019, the Company changed its name from Smaaash Entertainment Inc. to Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company.

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiary, Simplicity Esports, LLC, acquired on January 2, 2019, the Company has begun to implement a unique approach to ensure the ultimate fan friendly esports experience. Our intention is to have gamers involved at the grassroots level and feel a sense of unity as we compete with top class talent. Our management and players are known within the esports community and we plan to use their skills to create a seamless content creation plan helping gamers feel closer to our brand than any other in the industry. Simplicity is an established brand in the Esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including League of Legends, PUBG, Gears of War, Smite, Guns of Boom, and multiple EA Sports titles. Additionally, the Simplicity stream team encompasses a unique group of casters, influencers, and personalities, all of whom connect to Simplicity’s dedicated fan base. Simplicity also has begun to open and operate esports gaming centers that will provide the public an opportunity to experience and enjoy gaming and Esports in a social setting, regardless of skill or experience.

 

On April 2, 2019, Nasdaq filed a Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the Company’s common stock and warrants. As a result, the Company’s common stock and warrants were delisted from Nasdaq effective April 2, 2019. The Company’s common stock and warrants are quoted on the OTCQB under the symbols “WINR” and “WINRW,” respectively. The Company is currently list on the OTC Market under the symbol “WINR”.

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiary, PLAYlive Nation, Inc. (“PLAYlive”), acquired on July 29, 2019, the Company has a network of franchised Gaming Centers. As November 30, 2020, approximately 40 locations were considered to be operational, in various states including Arizona, California, Idaho, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. As of November 30, 2020, a number of these locations were unable to resume regular operations as the result of restrictions imposed by municipalities related to COVID-19 (Note 2). PLAYlive offers a video gaming lounge concept to qualified franchisees. PLAYlive currently offers single-unit location franchises, as well as agreements to develop multiple locations. This PLAYlive model is being interlaced with the esports gaming centers mentioned above to create the ultimate gaming center.

 

On August 17, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to increase the authorized shares of common stock from 20,000,000 to 36,000,000. Accordingly, the Company’s authorized capital stock consists of (i) 36,000,000 shares of common stock, and (ii) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock.

 

On September 28, 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved the reverse stock split in a ratio of 1-for-6 and on September 29, 2020, the Company filed an amended and restated certificate of amendment to its Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), implementing the reverse stock split in a ratio of 1-for-6, effective October 13, 2020. On October 12, 2020, the Company filed a certificate of amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation changing the effective date of the foregoing reverse stock split to November 4, 2020. On November 17, 2020, the Company filed a certificate of amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, changing the reverse stock split to a ratio of 1-for-8. The reverse stock split, in the ratio of 1-for-8, became effective on November 20, 2020. The reverse stock split is intended to allow the Company to meet the minimum share price requirement of the Nasdaq Capital Market. There is no assurance that our listing application will be approved by the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

All share and per share data in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been retroactively restated to reflect the effect of the reverse stock split.

 

In connection with the new business initiatives, the Company has formed the following subsidiaries:

 

  Simplicity Esports, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Florida and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
  PLAYlive Nation, Inc., company incorporated in Delaware and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
  PLAYlive Nation Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
  Simplicity One Brasil Ltd, a company incorporated under the laws of Brazil and a 76% owned subsidiary of the Company.
  Simplicity Happy Valley, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Oregon and a 79% owned subsidiary of the Company.
  Simplicity Redmond, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Washington and a 79% owned subsidiary of the Company.
  Simplicity El Paso, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Texas and is 51% owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Union Gap, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Washington and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Kennewick, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Washington and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Humble, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Texas and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Frisco, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Texas and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Billings, LLC. a limited liability company incorporated in Montana and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Brea, LLC. a limited liability company incorporated in California and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity Santa Rosa, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in California and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).
  Simplicity St. Petersburg, LLC, a limited liability company incorporated in Florida and is wholly owned by the Company (see Note 5).

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on August 31, 2020. The interim results for the six months ended November 30, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending May 31, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

Section 102(b)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard.

 

Basis of Consolidation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the operations of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and majority-owned subsidiaries and all intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

The Company considers short-term interest-bearing investments with initial maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company has no cash equivalents as of November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. Cash and cash equivalents in a financial institution, which at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts through November 30, 2020.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

 

FASB ASC 820 - Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. FASB ASC 820 requires disclosures about the fair value of all financial instruments, whether or not recognized, for financial statement purposes. Disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments are based on pertinent information available to the Company on November 30, 2020. Accordingly, the estimates presented in these financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that could be realized on disposition of the financial instruments. FASB ASC 820 specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques based on whether the inputs to those valuation techniques are observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect market assumptions. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement).

 

The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

  Level 1—Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.
   
  Level 2—Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
   
  Level 3—Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets for cash, due from and to related parties, prepaid expenses, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.

 

Foreign Currencies

 

Revenue and expenses are translated at average rates of exchange prevailing during the year.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates during the six months ended November 30, 2020 and 2019 include estimates for allowance for doubtful accounts on accounts receivable, the estimates for obsolete or slow-moving inventory, the useful life of property and equipment, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-term assets, the estimate of the fair value of the right of use asset and lease liability, the value of beneficial conversion features, and the fair value of non-cash equity transactions.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). This standard establishes a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the existing revenue recognition guidance. ASC 606 requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services and also requires certain additional disclosures.

 

The Company recognizes revenue when performance obligations under the terms of a contract with the customer are satisfied. Product sales occur once control is transferred upon delivery to the customer. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring goods and services. Our revenue is derived from the three sources listed below.

 

Deferred Revenues

 

Deferred revenues are classified as current and long-term based on when management estimates the revenues will be recognized.

 

The Company receives payments from franchisees in advance of all performance obligations having been met, including but not limited to franchise locations being opened. As certain conditions agreed to in these franchise agreements are performed, revenues are recognized.

 

Deferred costs include commissions paid to brokers related to the sale of specific new franchises which have not met revenue recognition criteria as of November 30, 2020. These costs are recognized in the same period as the initial franchise fee revenue is recognized.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company estimates the allowance for doubtful accounts based on an analysis of specific customers (i.e. franchisees), taking into consideration the age of past due accounts and an assessment of the customer’s ability to pay. Accounts receivable are written off against the allowance when management determines it is probable the receivable is worthless. Customer account balances with invoices dated over 90 days old are considered delinquent and considered in the allowance assessment. The Company performs credit evaluations of its customers and, generally, requires no collateral. As of November 30, 2020, management has recorded an allowance for doubtful accounts of $139,867.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment and leasehold improvements are recorded at its historical cost. The cost of property and equipment is depreciated over the estimated useful lives, when placed in service (ranging from 3 -5 years), of the related assets utilizing the straight-line method of depreciation. The cost of leasehold improvements is depreciated (amortized) over the lesser of the length of the related leases or the estimated useful lives of the assets. Ordinary repairs and maintenance are expensed when incurred and major repairs will be capitalized and expensed if they benefit future periods. The Company examines the possibility of decreases in the value of these assets when events or changes in circumstances reflect the fact that their recorded value may not be recoverable.

 

Intangible Assets and Impairment

 

Intangible assets that are subject to amortization are reviewed for potential impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Assets not subject to amortization are tested for impairment at least annually. These costs are included in intangible assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheet and amortized on a straight-line basis when placed into service over their estimated useful lives of the costs, which is 3 to 5 years.

 

The Company periodically reviews its intangible assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable. The Company recognizes an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less that the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

Goodwill

 

Goodwill is the excess of our purchase cost over the fair value of the net assets of acquired businesses. We do not amortize goodwill, but we assess our goodwill for impairment at least annually. We have assessed goodwill and qualitative considerations indicated no impairment.

 

Stock-based Compensation

 

The Company records stock-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation and ASC 505-50, Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. All transactions in which goods or services are the consideration received for the issuance of equity instruments are accounted for based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. Equity instruments issued to employees and the cost of the services received as consideration are measured and recognized based on the fair value of the equity instruments issued and are recognized over the employees required service period, which is generally the vesting period.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which aligns accounting for share-based payments issued to nonemployees to that of employees under the existing guidance of Topic 718, with certain exceptions. This update supersedes previous guidance for equity-based payments to nonemployees under Subtopic 505-50, Equity—Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. This guidance is effective for the Company as of January 1, 2019. The Company adopted ASU 2018-07 on January 1, 2019. The adoption of ASU 2018 did not have any material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Related parties

 

Parties are considered to be related to the Company if the parties, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, control, are controlled by, or are 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 with 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.

 

Leases

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The updated guidance requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for most operating leases. In addition, the updated guidance requires that lessors separate lease and non-lease components in a contract in accordance with the new revenue guidance in ASC 606. The updated guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018.

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02, applying the package of practical expedients to leases that commenced before the effective date whereby the Company elected to not reassess the following: (i) whether any expired or existing contracts contain leases; and (ii) initial direct costs for any existing leases. For contracts entered into on or after the effective date, at the inception of a contract the Company assessed whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. The Company’s assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether we obtain the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the period, and (3) whether it has the right to direct the use of the asset. The Company will allocate the consideration in the contract to each lease component based on its relative stand-alone price to determine the lease payments. The Company has elected not to recognize right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases that have a term of 12 months or less.

 

Operating lease ROU assets represents the right to use the leased asset for the lease term and operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at commencement date. As most leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company use an incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the adoption date in determining the present value of future payments. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in general and administrative expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

Basic Loss Per Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s net loss by the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. The diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding is the basic weighted number of shares adjusted for any potentially dilutive debt or equity. When the Company records a loss from operations, all potentially dilutive shares are anti-dilutive and are consequently excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per common share. The following potentially dilutive equity securities outstanding as of November 30, 2020 and 2019 were not included in the computation of dilutive loss per common share because the effect would have been anti-dilutive:

 

   November 30, 
   2020   2019 
Stock warrants   820,055    803,001 
Convertible notes   108,696    64,750 
Total   928,751    867,751 

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the consolidated financial statements and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the consolidated financial statements recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. As of November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020, the Company had no uncertain tax positions that qualify for either recognition or disclosure in the financial statements. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain income tax positions in other expense. However, no such interest and penalties were recorded as of November 30, 2020.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Recently Issued and Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

Accounting standards promulgated by the FASB are subject to change. Changes in such standards may have an impact on the Company’s future financial statements. The following is summary of recent accounting developments.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40)—Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. The ASU simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. Consequently, more convertible debt instruments will be reported as a single liability instrument with no separate accounting for embedded conversion features. The ASU removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, which will permit more equity contracts to qualify for the exception. The ASU also simplifies the diluted net income per share calculation in certain areas. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of the standard on the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company periodically reviews new accounting standards that are issued. Although some of these accounting standards may be applicable to the Company, the Company has not identified any other new standards that it believes merit further discussion, and the Company expects that none would have a significant impact on its financial statements.

 

Going Concern, Liquidity and Management’s Plan

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that it will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

As reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has an accumulated deficit, working capital deficit of and a net loss of $7,855,418, $2,670,387 and $1.684.793, respectively, as of November 30, 2020. Management believes that these matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for twelve months from the issuance date of this report.

 

The Company has commenced operations and has begun to generate revenue; however, the Company’s cash position may not be sufficient to support the Company’s daily operations. Management intends to raise additional funds by way of private and/or public offerings. While the Company believes in the viability of its strategy and its ability to generate sufficient revenue and to raise additional funds, there can be no assurances to that effect. Should the Company fail to raise additional capital, it may be compelled to reduce the scope of its planned future business activities.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to further implement its business plan, to generate sufficient revenue and to raise additional funds by way of public and/or private offerings.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While initially the outbreak was largely concentrated in China and caused significant disruptions to its economy, it has now spread to several other countries and infections have been reported globally.

 

Because COVID-19 infections have been reported throughout the United States, certain federal, state and local governmental authorities have issued stay-at-home orders, proclamations and/or directives aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Additional, more restrictive proclamations and/or directives may be issued in the future. As a result, all of our corporate and franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers were closed effective April 1, 2020. We commenced reopening Simplicity Gaming Centers as of May 1, 2020 and have since reopened ten corporate and 11 franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers as of January 14, 2021, the majority of which are operating at restricted capacity based on local COVID-19 regulations. Although our franchise agreements with franchisees of Simplicity Gaming Centers require a minimum monthly royalty payment to us from the franchisees regardless of whether the franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers are operating, there is a potential risk that franchisees of Simplicity Gaming Centers will default in their obligations to pay their minimum monthly royalty payment to us resulting in either an increase in accounts receivables or a bad debt expense where account receivables are no longer collectible due to franchisee’s inability to pay the minimum monthly royalty payments owed by the franchisee. We have not written off as bad debt any accounts receivables attributable to franchisee minimum monthly royalty payments owed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding, it is unclear exactly how much of the increase in accounts receivables is attributable to the impact of COVID-19. For the months of July and August 2020, we have waived the minimum monthly royalty payment obligations for the months of July and August 2020 and are instead billing the franchisees a true-up of 6% of gross sales without a minimum.

 

The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operations is unknown and will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and any additional preventative and protective actions that governments, or the Company, may direct, which may result in an extended period of continued business disruption, reduced customer traffic and reduced operations. Any resulting financial impact cannot be reasonably estimated at this time but is anticipated to have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The measures taken to date have negatively impacted the Company’s business during the six months ended November 30, 2020 and will potentially continue to impact the Company’s business. Management expects that all of its business segments, across all of its geographies, will be impacted to some degree, but the significance of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Company’s business and the duration for which it may have an impact cannot be determined at this time.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 3 — PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

The following is a summary of property and equipment—at cost, less accumulated depreciation:

 

 

   November 30, 2020   May 31, 2020 
         
Leasehold improvements  $110,849   $52,189 
Property and equipment   631,424    243,314 
Total cost   742,273    295,503 
Less accumulated depreciation   (136,019)   (62,770)
Net property and equipment  $606,254   $232,733 

 

During the six months ended November 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded depreciation expense of $73,249 and $21,148, respectively

 

NOTE 4 — INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

The following table sets forth the intangible assets, including accumulated amortization as of November 30, 2020:

 

   November 30, 2020  May 31, 2020 
  

Remaining

Useful Life

 

Intangible

Assets

  

Remaining

Useful Life

  

Intangible

Assets

 
Non-Competes  4 years  $1,023,118    4.50 years   $1,023,118 
Trademarks  Indefinite   866,000    Indefinite    866,000 
Customer database  2 years   35,000    10 years    

 
Restrictive covenant  2 years   115,000         
Customer contracts  10 years   343,414        

546,000

 
Internet domain  2 years   3,000    2.50 years    3,000 
Total intangible assets     $2,385,532        $2,438,118 
                   
Accumulated amortization      

(429,973)

        (296,744)
Net carrying value     $

1,955,559

        $2,141,374 

 

The following table sets forth the future amortization of the Company’s intangible assets as of November 30, 2020:

 

For the fiscal years ending May 31:      
2021   $ 133,229  
2022     266,040  
2023     265,457  
2024     130,197  
2025     10,834  
Thereafter     283,802  
Total   $ 1,089,559  

 

During the six months ended November 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded amortization expense of $133,229 and $102,812, respectively. During the six months ended November 30, 2020, the Company recorded $202,586 of impairment loss in relation to the customer contracts resulting from termination of franchise agreements.

 

Goodwill

 

The Company’s goodwill carrying amounts relate to the acquisitions of Simplicity Esports LLC, PLAYlive Nation Inc. and Simplicity El Paso, LLC. The composition of the goodwill balance, is as follows:

 

   November 30, 2020   May 31, 2020 
Simplicity Esports, LLC  $4,456,250   $4,456,250 
Simplicity El Paso, LLC   25,000     
PLAYlive Nation Inc.   698,891    698,891 
Total Goodwill  $5,180,141   $5,155,141 

 

NOTE 5 — ACQUISITIONS

 

The Simplicity One Acquisition:

 

On January 14, 2020 the Company acquired a 90% interest in Simplicity One Brasil Ltda, for approximately $2,000. This interest was reduced during the three months ended August 31, 2020 as more fully described in Note 7.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Simplicity El Paso, LLC:

 

On June 26, 2020, the Company through its wholly owned subsidiary, Simplicity El Paso, LLC acquired a 51% controlling interest in an existing franchise in exchange for 150,000 shares of common stock at $1.10 per share. The total purchase price for the acquisition was $315,000 of which $150,000 was paid in cash by the 49% minority interest owner, an unrelated third party, and $165,000 in common stock by the Company. This has been accounted for by the Company using the acquisition method under business combination accounting. Under this method, the purchase price paid by the acquirer is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date based on the fair value. Determining the fair value of certain assets and liabilities assumed is judgmental in nature and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions. All fair value measurements of acquired assets and liabilities are non-recurring in nature and classified as level 3 on the fair value hierarchy.

 

The table below presents a provisional allocation of the gross $315,000 purchase price as of June 26, 2020:

 

Merchandise  $27,000 
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment   113,000 
Customer Database   35,000 
Goodwill   25,000 
Restrictive Covenant   115,000 
Total value of acquisition  $315,000 

 

Asset Purchase Agreements:

 

Simplicity Kennewick, LLC:

 

On September 22, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Kennewick, LLC (“Simplicity Kennewick”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Ignatious O’Riley, an existing franchisee (“Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 2,990 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $29,416 or $9.84 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity Union Gap, LLC:

 

On September 23, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Union Gap, LLC (“Simplicity Union Gap”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Five Point Legacy Corp., an existing franchisee (“Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,506 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $43,974 or $9.76 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity St Petersburg, LLC:

 

On October 1, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Parryproject LLC., Owen Parry and Jennie Parry, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 3,688 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $38,650 or $10.48 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. These assets were transferred to the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity St. Peterburg, LLC. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity Humble, LLC:

 

On October 1, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Humble, LLC (“Simplicity Humble”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Team Centore Entertainment Corp., and Charles Centore, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 8,402 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $88,052 or $10.48 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity Frisco, LLC:

 

On October 12, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Frisco, LLC (“Simplicity Frisco”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with JAR Mathis Holdings, Jared Mathis and Amy Mathis, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 6,202 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $74,423 or $12.00 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity Santa Rosa, LLC:

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Santa Rosa, LLC (“Simplicity Santa Rosa”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with B&R Franchise Investments, LLC, Brian Chu and Richard Loo, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,202 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $48,068 or $11.44 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Simplicity Brea, LLC:

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Brea, LLC (“Simplicity Brea”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Nextgen Gaming, LLC, Ajay Chunilal Shah and Shweta Shah, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 3,255 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $37,237 or $11.44 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

Simplicity Billings, LLC:

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Billings, LLC (“Simplicity Billings”) entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Button Mashers, Inc, Jon Bessmer and Brandy Bessmer, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,696 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $53,725 or $11.44 per share based on the fair value of assets acquired. Pursuant to ASU 2017-01 and ASC 805, the Company analyzed the APA to determine if the Company acquired a business or acquired assets.

 

The following table summarizes the total of the assets acquired during the three months ended November 30, 2020:

 

Assets acquired:    
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment  $330,234 
Inventory   83,310 
Total assets acquired at fair value  $413,544 
      
Purchase consideration paid:     
37,941 shares of common stock  $413,544 
Total purchase consideration paid  $413,544 

 

NOTE 6 – OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE (“ROU”) ASSETS AND OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES

 

In adopting ASC Topic 842, Leases (Topic 842), the Company has elected the ‘package of practical expedients’, which permit it not to reassess under the new standard its prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs (see Note 2). In addition, the Company elected not to apply ASC Topic 842 to arrangements with lease terms of 12 month or less. The Company entered various lease agreements. These leases require the Company to pay a monthly base rent plus a pro rata share of operating expenses beginning 2019 until 2025. The Company recorded right-of-use assets and lease liabilities in aggregate amount of $1,575,265 as of November 30, 2020.

 

For the six months ended November 30, 2020, lease costs amounted to $83,042 which included base lease costs of $74,452 and common area and other expenses of $8,589, all of which were expensed during the period and included in general and administrative expenses on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

The significant assumption used to determine the present value of the lease liability was a discount rate of 10% which was based on the Company’s estimated incremental borrowing rate.

 

Right-of-use asset (“ROU”) is summarized below:

 

   November 30, 2020 
Operating leases  $1,575,265 
Less accumulated reduction   (254,420)
Balance of ROU asset as of November 30, 2020  $1,320,845 

 

Operating lease liability related to the ROU asset is summarized below:

 

   November 30, 2020 
Operating leases  $1,575,265 
Total lease liabilities   1,575,265 
Reduction of lease liability   (251,921)
Total   1,323,344 
Less: short term portion as of November 30, 2020   (281,088)
Long term portion as of November 30, 2020  $1,042,256 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Future base lease payments under the non-cancelable operating lease at November 30, 2020 are as follows:

 

Years Ending May 31,  Amount 
2021  $203,709 
2022   407,278 
2023   391,832 
2024   373,870 
2025   330,017 
2026   110,000 
Total minimum non-cancelable operating lease payments   1,816,706 
Less: discount to fair value   (493,362)
Total lease liability at November 30, 2020  $1,323,344 

 

NOTE 7 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Kaplan Promissory Note

 

On May 12, 2020 (the “Issue Date”), the Company issued a promissory note (the “Kaplan Note”) in the principal sum of $90,000 in favor of Jed Kaplan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, interim Chief Financial Officer, member of the Company’s Board of Directors and greater than 5% stockholder of the Company. The Kaplan Note matures on the first business day following the 150-day anniversary of the Issue Date (the “Maturity Date”). The Company will use the proceeds of the Kaplan Note to fund the operations of Simplicity One Brasil Ltda, the Company’s majority owned subsidiary (“Simplicity Brasil”) (see Note 9).

 

As of May 31, 2020, advances under the terms of this note were $64,728. On various dates subsequent to May 31, 2020, Mr. Kaplan funded $25,272 pursuant to the Kaplan Promissory Note. With the contributions subsequent to May 31, 2020, the principal balances outstanding and due Mr. Kaplan amounted to $90,000. On June 22, 2020, Mr. Kaplan agreed to exchange the debt of the Kaplan Promissory Note with a principal balance of $90,000 in exchange for the Company assigning to Mr. Kaplan a 10% equity interest in Simplicity One Brasil, Ltda, a subsidiary of the Company.

 

Equity Sales

 

Effective June 1, 2020, the Company issued 23,809 shares of our restricted Common Stock, sold effective May 7, 2020 at a price of $1.09 per share, to William H. Herrmann, Jr. a member of our board of directors, for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000.

 

The Company maintains its cash balance at a financial services company that is owned by an officer of the Company.

 

The Company maintains a portion of its cash balance at a financial services company that is owned by an officer of the Company.

 

NOTE 8 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement the Company entered into with its initial stockholders and initial purchasers of the Private Units (and constituent securities) at the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company is required to register certain securities for sale under the Securities Act. These holders are entitled under the registration rights agreement to make up to three demands that the Company register certain of its securities held by them for sale under the Securities Act and to have the securities covered thereby registered for resale pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders have the right to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company. The Company will bear the costs and expenses of filing any such registration statements.

 

Unit Purchase Option

 

The Company sold to the underwriters (and/or their designees), for $100, an option to purchase up to a total of 250,000 Units (which increased to 260,000 Units upon the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option), exercisable at $11.50 per Unit (or an aggregate exercise price of $2,990,000) upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The UPO may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, at the holder’s option, at any time during the period commencing on the later of the first anniversary of the effective date of the registration statement relating to the Initial Public Offering and the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination and terminating on the fifth anniversary of such effectiveness date. The Units issuable upon exercise of this UPO are identical to those offered in the Initial Public Offering, except that the exercise price of the warrants underlying the Units sold to the underwriters is $13.00 per share.

 

Operating Lease Right of Use Obligation

 

The Company entered into various lease agreements; these leases require the Company to pay a monthly base rent plus a pro rata share of operating expenses beginning 2019 until 2025 (see Note 6).

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Employment Agreements, Board Compensation and Bonuses

 

On July 29, 2020, the Company entered into a new employment agreement (the “Kaplan 2020 Agreement”) with Mr. Kaplan. Such employment agreement replaced the Kaplan 2018 Agreement. As a result, the Kaplan 2018 Agreement was terminated and is of no further force or effect. Pursuant to the terms of the Kaplan 2020 Agreement, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Kaplan a monthly base salary of $5,000; provided, however, that the parties agreed that such base salary will be deferred and will accumulate until the Company has sufficient cash available to make such payments, to be reasonably determined by the Board of Directors and Mr. Kaplan, at which time all accrued and unpaid base salary will be paid. In addition, Mr. Kaplan will receive an equity grant of 15,000 shares of common stock per month, which shares will be fully vested upon grant. Mr. Kaplan will also be eligible to receive a quarterly bonus in the form of cash or equity shares and will be entitled to participate in the Company’s employee benefit plans. In addition, if, during the term of the Kaplan 2020 Agreement, the Company’s shares are approved for listing on a U.S. national securities exchange, the Company will pay Mr. Kaplan a $50,000 cash bonus, to be paid upon such listing begin effective.

 

The term of the Kaplan 2020 Agreement is for an initial one-year term, which shall automatically renew for successive one-year terms unless either party provides 60 days’ advance written notice of its intention not to renew the Kaplan 2020 Agreement at the conclusion of the then applicable term. The term of the Kaplan 2020 Agreement may be terminated by the Company with or without cause or by Mr. Kaplan with or without good reason, as such terms are defined therein.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Board of Directors approved for Mr. Kaplan a $75,000 cash bonus and authorized the issuance of 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock both related to his performance during the fiscal year ended May 31, 2020. As of November 30, 2020, the Company has accrued $75,000 related to Mr. Kaplans cash bonus. During the six months ended November 30, 2020, the 250,000 shares of common stock valued at $216,625 were issued.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Company entered into a new employment agreement (the “Franklin 2020 Agreement”) with Mr. Franklin. Such employment agreement replaced the Franklin 2018 Agreement. As a result, the Franklin 2018 Agreement was terminated and is of no further force or effect. Pursuant to the terms of the Franklin 2020 Agreement, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Franklin a monthly base salary of $12,500; provided, however, that the parties agreed that such base salary will be deferred and will accumulate until the Company has sufficient cash available to make such payments, to be reasonably determined by the Board of Directors and Mr. Franklin, at which time all accrued and unpaid base salary will be paid. In addition, Mr. Franklin will receive an equity grant of 6,250 shares of common stock per month, which shares will be fully vested upon grant. Mr. Franklin will also be eligible to receive a quarterly bonus in the form of cash or equity shares and will be entitled to participate in the Company’s employee benefit plans. In addition, if, during the term of the Franklin 2020 Agreement, the Company’s shares are approved for listing on a U.S. national securities exchange, the Company will pay Mr. Franklin a $50,000 cash bonus, to be paid upon such listing begin effective.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Board of Directors approved for Mr. Franklin a $75,000 cash bonus and authorized the issuance of 250,000 fully vested shares of the Company’s common stock both related to his performance during the fiscal year ended May 31, 2020. As of November 30, 2020, the Company has accrued $75,000 related to Mr. Franklins cash bonus and $216,625 related to the Common Shares to be issued to Mr. Franklin.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Board of Directors approved the issuance of 192,000 shares of common stock to an employee and the Directors of the Company for services provided during the fiscal year ended May 31, 2020.

 

Litigation

 

On August 5, 2020, a lawsuit styled Duncan Wood v. PLAYlive Nation, Inc. and Simplicity eSports and Gaming Company (Case No. 20-1043) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint alleges unlawful failure to make timely and reasonable payment of wages, breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing and unjust enrichment. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages for compensation alleged to be owed, treble damages, interest on all wage compensation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other relief as the Court deems just and proper. On October 30, 2020 Duncan Wood and Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company executed a mutual General Release and the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice.

 

NOTE 9 - DEBT

 

The table below presents outstanding debt instruments as of November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020:

 

   November 30, 2020   May 31,2020 
10% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note  $   $152,500 
Self-amortization promissory notes   1,133,023     
August 7, 2020 self-amortization promissory note   333,333     
Related Party Note       64,728 
Convertible Note Payable   1,000,000    1,000,000 
    2,466,356    1,217,228 
Less: debt discount   (366,227)   (25,180)
Total  $2,100,129   $1,192,048 

 

10% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note

 

On April 29, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), the Company issued a 10% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note (the “Harbor Gates Note”), with a maturity date of October 29, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”), in the principal sum of $152,000 in favor of Harbor Gates Capital, LLC (“Harbor Gates”). Pursuant to the terms of the Harbor Gates Note, the Company agreed to pay to Harbor Gates $152,500 (the “Principal Sum”) and to pay “guaranteed” interest on the principal balance at an amount equivalent to 10% of the Principal Sum, to the extent such Principal Sum and “guaranteed” interest and any other interest, fees, liquidated damages and/or items due to Harbor Gates have not been repaid or converted into Company common stock in accordance with the terms of the Harbor Gates Note. The Harbor Gates Note carries an original issue discount (“OID”) of $2,500. Accordingly, on the Effective Date, Harbor Gates delivered $150,000 to the Company in exchange for the Harbor Gates Note.

 

In addition to the “guaranteed” interest, and upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as hereinafter defined), additional interest would accrue from the date of the Event of Default at the rate equal to the lower of 20% per annum or the highest rate permitted by law.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

The Company may prepay the Harbor Gates Note according to the following schedule:

 

Days Since
Effective Date
  Payment Amount
Under 30   115% of Principal Amount (as hereinafter defined) so paid
31-60   120% of Principal Amount so paid
61-90   125% of Principal Amount so paid
91-180   135% of Principal Amount so paid

 

135% of the remaining unpaid and unconverted Principal Amount, plus all accrued and unpaid interest will be due and payable on the Maturity Date. “Principal Amount” refers to the sum of (i) the original principal amount of the Harbor Gates Note (including the OID, prorated if the Harbor Gates Note has not been funded in full); (ii) all guaranteed and other accrued but unpaid interest under the Harbor Gates Note; (iii) any fees due under the Harbor Gates Notes; (iv) liquidated damages; and (v) any default payments owing under the Harbor Gates Note, in each case previously paid or added to the Principal Amount.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Harbor Gates Note, the Company agreed to issue Harbor Gates shares of Company common stock in two tranches as follows:

 

  (i) 1,250 shares of common stock within three trading days of the Effective Date; and
  (ii) In the event the average of the three-volume weighted average prices for the Company’s common stock during the three consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date which is the 180th day following the Effective Date is less than $8.00 per share, then Harbor Gates will be entitled, and the Company will issue to Harbor Gates additional shares of common stock as set forth in the Harbor Gates Note.

 

If an Event of Default (as defined in the Promissory Note) occurs, the outstanding Principal Amount of the Harbor Gates Note owing in respect thereof through the date of acceleration, shall become, at Harbor Gates’ election, immediately due and payable in cash at the “Mandatory Default Amount”. The Mandatory Default Amount means 35% of the outstanding Principal Amount of the Harbor Gates Note will be automatically added to the Principal Sum of the Harbor Gates Note and tack back to the Effective Date for purposes of Rule 144 promulgated under the 1934 Act. Commencing five days after the occurrence of any Event of Default that results in the eventual acceleration of the Harbor Gates Note, the Harbor Gates Note will accrue additional interest, in addition to the Harbor Gates Note’s “guaranteed” interest, at a rate equal to the lesser of 20% per annum or the maximum rate permitted under applicable law.

 

On July 2, 2020, the 10% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note was repaid in full. A cash payment of $201,300 including principal of $152,500, guaranteed interest of $15,200 and prepayment penalties of $33,600 was made to the lender. In connection with the repayment of the note, the Company recorded a charge to interest expense in the amount of $73,980 comprised of $48,800 related to interest and prepayment penalties and $25,180 related to accelerated accretion of unamortized debt discount recorded in connection with the original issue discount and in connection with common shares issued to the lender.

 

Self-Amortization Promissory Notes

 

On June 18, 2020 (the “Issue Date”), the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “June 18, 2020 SPA”) with an accredited investor (the “Holder”), pursuant to which the Company issued a 12% self-amortization promissory note (the “June Amortization Note”) with a maturity date of June 18, 2021 (the “Maturity Date”), in the principal sum of $550,000. Pursuant to the terms of the June Amortization Note, the Company agreed to pay to $550,000 (the “Principal Sum”) to the Holder and to pay interest on the principal balance at the rate of 12% per annum. The Amortization Note carries an original issue discount (“OID”) of $55,000. The Company received net proceeds of $467,650, net of original issue discount of $55,000 and origination fees of $27,350. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the SPA, the Company issued 6,875 shares of the Company’s common stock to the Holder as additional consideration. The 6,875 shares were value at $62,150, or $9.04 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant.

 

The Company may prepay the June Amortization Note at any time prior to the date that an Event of Default (as defined in the Amortization Note) (each an “Event of Default”) occurs at an amount equal to 100% of the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest (no prepayment premium). The Amortization Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, breach of representations and warranties, and breach of provisions of the Amortization Note or SPA.

 

The Company is required to make amortization payments to the Holder according to the following schedule:

 

Payment Date  Payment Amount 
10/16/2020  $66,125 
11/16/2020   66,125 
12/16/2020   66,125 
01/18/2021   66,125 
02/18/2021   66,125 
03/18/2021   66,125 
04/16/2021   66,125 
05/18/2021   66,125 
06/18/2021   65,921 
Total:  $594,921 

 

In connection with the November 23, 2020 SPA discussed below, the Company repaid principal and interest of $198,375 on this June 18, 2020 Note.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

Upon the Holder’s provision of notice to the Company of the occurrence of any Event of Default, which has not been cured within five (5) calendar days (provided, however, that this five (5) calendar day cure period shall not apply to any event of default under Sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.19 of the Amortization Note), the Amortization Note shall become immediately due and payable and the Company shall pay to the Holder, in full satisfaction of its obligations hereunder, an amount equal to the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued interest multiplied by 125% (the “Default Amount”). Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as hereinafter defined), additional interest will accrue from the date of the Event of Default at the rate equal to the lower of 15% per annum or the highest rate permitted by law. The Company shall have the right to pay the Default Amount in cash at any time, provided, however that the Holder may convert the Amortization Note into the Company’s common stock (subject to the beneficial ownership limitations of 4.99% contained in the Amortization Note) at any time after the date that is five (5) calendar days after the Amortization Note becomes immediately due and payable as a result of an Event of Default until the Company has repaid the Amortization Note in cash. If the aforementioned event occurs, the conversion price will be equal to the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the respective conversion. The Company intends to repay the Amortization Note in accordance with its terms so that no amount under the Amortization Note is converted into shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On November 25, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “November 23, 2020 SPA”), dated as of November 23, 2020 (the “Effective Date”) with the Holder, pursuant to which the Company issued a 12% self-amortization promissory note (the “November Amortization Note”) with a maturity date of November 23, 2021 (the “Maturity Date”), in the principal sum of $750,000. Pursuant to the terms of the November Amortization Note, the Company agreed to pay to $750,000 (the “Principal Sum”) to the Holder and to pay interest on the principal balance at the rate of 12% per annum. The Company received net proceeds of $441,375, net of original issue discount of $75,000, origination fees of $35,250, and the partial repayment of principal and interest of $198,375 on the June 18, 2020 Note. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the SPA, the Company granted 17,054 warrants to purchase 17,054 shares of the Company’s common stock, subject to adjustment. In connection with the November Amortization Note, during the first twelve months of this note, interest equal to $90,000 shall be guaranteed and earned in full as of the Effective Date, provided, however, that if the November Amortization Note is repaid in its entirety on or prior to February 23, 2021, then the interest shall be accrued on a per annum basis based on the number of days elapsed as of the repayment date from the Effective Date.

 

In connection with the November 23, 2020 SPA, the Company shall issue warrants equal to 375,000 divided by the Exercise Price (as defined below) (the “Warrant Shares”) (whereby such number may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Warrant) at the Exercise Price per share then in effect. For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Exercise Price” shall mean 110% of the public offering price of the Company’s common stock under the public offering contemplated by the registration statement on Form S-1 filed by the Company on October 23, 2020 (the “Uplist Offering”), provided, however, that if the Uplist Offering has not been consummated on or before May 23, 2021, then the Exercise Price shall mean the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on December 23, 2020, subject to adjustment as provided in the warrant (including but not limited to cashless exercise), and the term “Exercise Period” shall mean the period commencing on the earlier of (i) the date of the Company’s consummation of the Uplist Offering or (ii) May 23, 2021, and ending on the five-year anniversary thereof. In connection with the issuance of these warrants, on the initial measurement date, the relative fair value of the warrants of $157,438 was recorded as a debt discount and an increase in paid-in capital.

 

The Company may prepay the Amortization Note at any time prior to the date that an Event of Default (as defined in the Amortization Note) (each an “Event of Default”) occurs at an amount equal to 100% of the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest (no prepayment premium). The Amortization Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, breach of representations and warranties, and breach of provisions of the Amortization Note or SPA.

 

The Company is required to make ten monthly amortization payments to the Holder of $84,000 commencing on February 23, 2021 through November 23,2021. according to the following schedule:

 

Upon the Holder’s provision of notice to the Company of the occurrence of any Event of Default, which has not been cured within five (5) calendar days (provided, however, that this five (5) calendar day cure period shall not apply to any event of default under Sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.19 of the Amortization Note), the Amortization Note shall become immediately due and payable and the Company shall pay to the Holder, in full satisfaction of its obligations hereunder, an amount equal to the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued interest multiplied by 125% (the “Default Amount”). Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as hereinafter defined), additional interest will accrue from the date of the Event of Default at the rate equal to the lower of 15% per annum or the highest rate permitted by law. The Company shall have the right to pay the Default Amount in cash at any time, provided, however that the Holder may convert the Amortization Note into the Company’s common stock (subject to the beneficial ownership limitations of 4.99% contained in the Amortization Note) at any time after the date that is five (5) calendar days after the Amortization Note becomes immediately due and payable as a result of an Event of Default until the Company has repaid the Amortization Note in cash. If the aforementioned event occurs, the conversion price will be equal to the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the respective conversion.

 

The Holder shall have the right, at any time following an Uncured Default Date (as defined in this Note), to convert all or any portion of the then outstanding and unpaid principal amount and interest (including any default interest) into shares of the Company’s common stock at the Conversion Price. Following the Uncured Default Date the Conversion Price shall equal the lesser of (i) 105% multiplied by the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock or (ii) the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock immediately preceding the date of the respective conversion (the “Conversion Price”).

 

The Company intends to repay the Amortization Note in accordance with its terms so that no amount under the Amortization Note is converted into shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

As of November 30, 2020, the June and August Amortization Notes are not in default.

 

The Company recorded a total debt discount in the amount of $144,500 in connection with the common shares issued to the Holder and an original issue discount associated with the note.

 

In connection with the June and August Amortization Notes, during the six months ended November 30, 2020. the Company recognized interest expense of $90,474 related to amortization of the discount

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

August 7, 2020 Self-Amortization Promissory Note

 

On August 7, 2020 (the “Issue Date”), the Company, entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC, an accredited investor (the “Holder”), pursuant to which the Company issued a 12% self-amortization promissory note (the “Amortization Note”) with a maturity date of August 7, 2021 (the “Maturity Date”), in the principal sum of $333,333. Pursuant to the terms of the Amortization Note, the Company agreed to pay to $333,333 (the “Principal Sum”) to the Holder and to pay interest on the principal balance at the rate of 12% per annum. The Amortization Note carries an original issue discount (“OID”) of $33,333. The Company received net proceeds of $280,500, net of original issue discount of $33,333 and origination fees of $19,500. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the SPA, the Company issued 4,167 shares of the Company’s common stock to the Holder as additional consideration. The 4,167 shares were value at $30,166, or $7.24 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant.

 

The Company may prepay the Amortization Note at any time prior to the date that an Event of Default (as defined in the Amortization Note) (each an “Event of Default”) occurs at an amount equal to 100% of the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest (no prepayment premium). The Amortization Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, breach of representations and warranties, and breach of provisions of the Amortization Note or SPA.

 

The Company is required to make amortization payments to the Holder according to the following schedule:

 

Payment Date  Payment Amount 
12/07/2020  $40,075.75 
01/07/2021   40,075.75 
02/08/2021   40,075.75 
03/08/2021   40,075.75 
04/07/2021   40,075.75 
05/07/2021   40,075.75 
06/07/2021   40,075.75 
07/07/2021   40,075.75 
08/07/2021   39,952.34 
Total:  $360,558.34 

 

Upon the Holder’s provision of notice to the Company of the occurrence of any Event of Default, which has not been cured within five (5) calendar days (provided, however, that this five (5) calendar day cure period shall not apply to any event of default under Sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.19 of the Amortization Note), the Amortization Note shall become immediately due and payable and the Company shall pay to the Holder, in full satisfaction of its obligations hereunder, an amount equal to the Principal Sum then outstanding plus accrued interest multiplied by 125% (the “Default Amount”). Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as hereinafter defined), additional interest will accrue from the date of the Event of Default at the rate equal to the lower of 15% per annum or the highest rate permitted by law. The Company shall have the right to pay the Default Amount in cash at any time, provided, however that the Holder may convert the Amortization Note into the Company’s common stock (subject to the beneficial ownership limitations of 4.99% contained in the Amortization Note) at any time after the date that is five (5) calendar days after the Amortization Note becomes immediately due and payable as a result of an Event of Default until the Company has repaid the Amortization Note in cash. If the aforementioned event occurs, the conversion price will be equal to the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the respective conversion. The Company intends to repay the Amortization Note in accordance with its terms so that no amount under the Amortization Note is converted into shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

In connection with the August 7, 2020 Self-Amortization promissory note, during the six months ended November 30, 2020. the Company recognized interest expense of $38,487 related to amortization of the discount.

 

Related Party - Kaplan Promissory Note

 

On May 12, 2020 (the “Issue Date”), the Company issued a promissory note (the “Kaplan Note”) in the principal sum of $90,000 in favor of Jed Kaplan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, interim Chief Financial Officer, member of the Company’s Board of Directors and greater than 5% stockholder of the Company. The Kaplan Note matures on the first business day following the 150-day anniversary of the Issue Date (the “Maturity Date”). The Company will use the proceeds of the Kaplan Note to fund the operations of Simplicity One Brasil Ltda, the Company’s majority owned subsidiary (“Simplicity Brasil”) (see Note 7).

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Kaplan Note, the Company agreed to pay to Mr. Kaplan the lesser of (i) the principal sum of $90,000 (the “Maximum Commitment”), or (ii) the aggregate principal amount of all direct advances of the proceeds of the Kaplan Note (each, an “Advance”), together with any interest thereon, and any and all other amounts which may be due and payable thereunder from time to time.

 

Subject to the terms of the Kaplan Note, Mr. Kaplan agreed to make one direct Advance to and for the benefit of the Company on the Issue Date in the amount of $45,000, and one additional Advance to and for the benefit of the Company at such time as the Company may request during the two-month period following the Issue Date. The total of the aggregate principal balance of all Advances (collectively referred to herein as the “Principal Amount”) outstanding at any time shall not exceed the Maximum Commitment. Advances made by Mr. Kaplan to the Company under the Kaplan Note which have been repaid may not be borrowed again.

 

Prior to the Maturity Date or an Event of Default (as hereinafter defined), the Principal Amount outstanding under the Kaplan Note will bear interest at a rate of 3% (the “Interest Rate”). From and after the Maturity Date or upon and during the continuance of an Event of Default, interest will accrue on the unpaid Principal Amount during any such period at an annual rate (the “Default Rate”) equal to 10% plus the Interest Rate; provided, however, that in no event will the Default Rate exceed the maximum rate permitted by law.

 

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SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

The Company may prepay the Kaplan Note, in whole or in part, without a prepayment penalty, at any time provided that an Event of Default has not then occurred.

 

As of May 31, 2020, the balance of the Kaplan noted was $64,728. During the six months ended November 30, 2020 Mr. Kaplan advanced an additional $25,272 under the terms of the note. During the quarter ended November 30, 2020, Mr. Kaplan exchanged the note together with accrued interest in exchange for his acquisition of a 10% interest in the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Simplicity Brasil.

 

Convertible Note Payable

 

On December 20, 2018, the Company entered into a securities exchange agreement (“Exchange Agreement”) with Maxim. Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Agreement, Maxim agreed to surrender and exchange the Note. In exchange, the Company issued to Maxim a Series A-1 Exchange Convertible Note in the principal amount of $500,000 (the “Series A-1 Note”) and a Series A-2 Exchange Convertible Note in the principal amount of $1,000,000 (the “Series A-2 Note,” and collectively with Series A-1 Note, the “Exchange Notes”). As of December 31, 2018, upon the closing of the Acquisition, the Series A-1 Note automatically converted into 193,648 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

The original amount of the promissory note was $1,800,000, the total amount of the two exchange notes is $1,500,000, and the difference of $300,000 was recorded as debt forgiveness income.

 

Prior to conversion, the Series A-1 Note bore interest at 2.67% per annum, was payable quarterly and had a maturity date of the earlier of the closing date of the Acquisition (as defined below) or June 20, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Company was permitted to pay the interest in cash or at its sole discretion, in shares of its common stock or a combination of cash and common stock. However, the Company could only pay the interest in shares of its common stock if (i) all the equity conditions specified in the note (“Equity Conditions”) had been met (unless waived by Maxim in writing) during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the interest payment date (“Interest Notice Period”), (ii) the Company had provided proper notice pursuant to the terms of the note and (iii) the Company had delivered to Maxims’ account certain number of shares of its common stock to be applied against such interest payment prior to (but no more than five trading days before) the Interest Notice Period.

 

The Series A-1 Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock (“Conversion Shares”) at an initial conversion price of $15.44 per share, subject to adjustment for any stock dividends and splits, rights offerings, distributions, combinations or similar transactions. Upon the closing of the Acquisition, the conversion price was automatically adjusted to equal the arithmetic average of the volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of the Company’s common stock in the five trading days prior to the closing date of the Acquisition. Maxim was permitted to convert the Series A-1 Note at any time, in whole or in part, provided that upon receipt of a notice of conversion Maxim, the Company had the right to repay all or any portion of the Series A-1 Note included in the notice of conversion.

 

Additionally, the Series A-1 Note would have automatically converted into shares of the Company’s common stock on the earlier of the Maturity Date or the closing date of the Acquisition provided that (i) no event of default then existed, and (ii) solely if such automatic conversion date was also the Maturity Date, each of the Equity Conditions had been met (unless waived in writing by Maxim) on each trading day during the 20 trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the automatic conversation date.

 

At any time prior to the Maturity Date, the Company also had the right to elect to redeem some or all of the outstanding principal amount for cash in an amount (the “Optional Redemption Amount”) equal to the sum of (a) 100% of the then outstanding principal amount of the note, (b) accrued but unpaid interest and (c) all liquidated damages and other amounts due in respect of the note (the “Optional Redemption”). The Company could only effect an Optional Redemption if each of the Equity Conditions had been met (unless waived in writing by Maxim) on each trading day during the period commencing on the date when the notice of the Optional Redemption was delivered to the date of the Optional Redemption and through and including the date payment of the Optional Redemption Amount was actually made in full.

 

Except as otherwise provided in the Series A-1 Note, including, without limitation, an Option Redemption, the Company may not prepay any portion of the principal amount of the note without the prior written consent of Maxim.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Series A-1 Note, the Company was not permitted to convert any portion of the Series A-1 Note if doing so results in Maxim beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the outstanding common stock of the Company after giving effect to such conversion, provided that on 61 days’ prior written notice from Maxim to the Company, that percentage could increase to 9.99%. However, if there was an automatic conversion, and the conversion would result in the Company issuing a number of shares in excess of the beneficial ownership limitation, then any such shares in excess of the beneficial ownership limitation would be held in abeyance for the benefit of Maxim until such time or times, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in Maxim exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation, at which time or times Maxim would be issued such shares to the same extent as if there had been no such limitation.

 

The Series A-1 Note contained restrictive covenants which, among other things, restricted the Company’s ability to repay or repurchase any indebtedness, make distributions on or repurchase its common stock or enter into transactions with its affiliates.

 

The Series A-2 Note has terms substantially similar to those of the Series A-1 Note except that the Series A-2 Note has a maturity date of June 20, 2020, and an initial conversion price of $15.44, which will be automatically adjusted to the lower of (i) the conversion price then in effect, and (ii) the greater of the arithmetic average of the VWAP of the Company’s common stock in the five trading days prior to the notice of conversion and $4.00.

 

As of December 31, 2018, upon the closing of the Acquisition, the Series A-1 Note automatically converted into 24,206 shares of the Company’s common stock

 

On June 4, 2020, $100,000 of principal balance was converted into 10,738 shares of common stock in accordance with the terms of the Maxim Note.

 

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SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

On June 18, 2020, the Company and Maxim entered into that certain first amendment to the Maxim Note (the “Amendment”), pursuant to which the Parties agreed to the following: (i) Maxim’s resale of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”) underling the Maxim Note shall be limited to 10% of the daily volume of the Common Stock on each respective trading day, (ii) the maturity date of the Maxim Note was extended to December 31, 2020, (iii) the principal amount of the Maxim Note was increased by $100,000, which is included in interest expense on the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of operations, and (iv) the reference to “$15.44” in Section 4(b) of the Maxim Note was replaced with “$9.20”.

 

During the six months ended November 30, 2020 the Company recorded interest expense of $38,069. Total principal and accrued interest on Maxim note amounted to $1,000,000 and $75,894 as of November 30, 2020.

 

NOTE 10 -STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of November 30, 2020, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Common Stock

 

On August 17, 2020, the Company amended its certificate of incorporation to increase the total number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 20,000,000 to 36,000,000. Holders of the shares of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At, November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020, there were 1,217,376 and 998,622 shares of common stock issued and outstanding respectively.

 

Common Stock Issued for Cash

 

In May 2020, the Company issued 2,976 shares of its restricted common stock at a price of $8.72 per share, to William H. Herrmann, Jr. a member of the Company’s board of directors, for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000.

 

Common Stock Issued in Connection with Debt

 

Effective June 4, 2020, the Company issued 10,738 shares of common stock at $9.28 per share in connection with the conversion of $100,000 in principal balance of the Convertible Note Payable (see Note 8).

 

On June 18, 2020, pursuant to the terms of the June 18, 2020 SPA between the Company and an accredited investor, pursuant to which the Company issued a 12% self-amortization promissory note (Note 8) in the principal amount of $550,000, the Company issued 6,875 shares of common stock at $9.04 per share, to such accredited investor as additional consideration for the purchase of such note. The 6,875 shares were value at $62,150, or $9.04 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant, which was included in debt discount and accreted over the term of the debt.

 

Effective July 1, 2020 pursuant to the terms of that certain 10% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note dated April 29, 2020 in the principal amount of $152,500 issued by the Company in favor of Harbor Gates Capital, LLC, the Company issued 1,250 shares of our restricted common stock, issued at $7.92 per share, to Harbor Gates Capital, LLC as additional consideration for the purchase of such note. The 1,250 shares were value at $9,900, or $7.92 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant, which was included in debt discount and accreted over the term of the debt.

 

Effective August 10, 2020, pursuant to the terms of that certain Securities Purchase Agreement between the Company and an accredited investor pursuant to which we issued a 12% self-amortization promissory note (Note 8) in the principal amount of $333,333, the Company issued 4,167 shares of common stock at $7.28 per share. The 4,167 shares were value at $30,166, or $7.24 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant, which was included in debt discount and accreted over the term of the debt.

 

Common Stock Issued for Accounts Payable

 

On June 4, 2020, the Company issued 3,125 shares of common stock at $14.72 per share in satisfaction of an outstanding balance owed to a vendor in the amount of $46,000. In connection with this issuance, the Company reduced accounts payable by $33,865 and recorded debt settlement expense of $12,135.

 

Common Stock Issued for Acquisitions

 

On July 1, 2020, the Company acquired the assets of one of its franchisee-owned esports gaming centers on Fort Bliss U.S. Military base in El Paso, TX. In connection with the acquisition the Company issued 18,750 restricted shares at $8.80 per share, or $165,000.

 

On September 22, 2020, in connection with an Asset Purchase agreement with Ignatious O’Riley, an existing franchisee (“Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 2,989 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $29,416 or $9.84 per share (see Note 5).

 

On September 23, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Union Gap entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with Five Point Legacy Corp., an existing franchisee (“Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,506 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $43,974 or $9.76 per share (see Note 5).

 

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SIMPLICITY ESPORTS AND GAMING COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(UNAUDITED)

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On October 1, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with Parryproject LLC., Owen Parry and Jennie Parry, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 3,688 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $38,650 or $10.48 per share (see Note 5).

 

On October 1, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Humble entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with Team Centore Entertainment Corp., and Charles Centore, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 8,402 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $88,052 or $10.48 per share (see Note 5).

 

On October 12, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Frisco entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with JAR Mathis Holdings, Jared Mathis and Amy Mathis, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 6,202 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $74,423 or $12.00 per share (see Note 5).

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Santa Rosa entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with B&R Franchise Investments, LLC, Brian Chu and Richard Loo, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,202 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $46,068 or $11.44 per share (see Note 5).

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Brea entered into an Asset Purchase agreement (“APA”) with Nextgen Gaming, LLC, Ajay Chunilal Shah and Shweta Shah, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 3,255 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $37,237 or $11.44 per share (see Note 5).

 

On October 30, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplicity Billings entered into an Asset Purchase agreement with Button Mashers, Inc, Jon Bessmer and Brandy Bessmer, an existing franchisee (collectively as “Seller or Franchisee”), to acquire the Franchisee’s assets in exchange for 4,697 shares of the Company’s common stock with fair value of $52,725 or $11.44 per share (see Note 5).

 

Common Stock Issued for Compensation

 

On June 30, 2020, the Company issued 12,334 shares of common stock at $7.76 per share to various employees of the Company as compensation. In connection with the issuance of these shares, the Company recorded stock-based compensation of $95,700.

 

During the three months ended August 31, 2020, the Company issued 84,062 shares of common stock to executive officers of the Company for services rendered. Additionally, the Company issued 19,779 shares of common stock to employees for services rendered. The shares were valued at per share prices ranging from $6.56 to $14.72, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant. In connection with the issuance of these shares, during the six months ended November 30, 2020, the Company recorded stock-based compensation of $54,395 and reduced prior accrued compensation by $669,215.

 

Effective August 1, 2020, the Company entered into a marketing agreement whereby the Company issued 3,472 shares of common stock at $6.56 per share. In connection with the issuance of these shares, the Company recorded stock-based professional fees of $15,185 and prepaid expenses of $7,593 which will be amortized over the remaining service period.

 

During the three months ended November 30, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 9,844 restricted common shares of the Company to executive officers of the Company for services rendered. These shares were valued at $119,632, or per share prices ranging from $9.04 per share to $11.44 per common share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant. In connection with the issuance of these shares, during the six months ended November 30, 2020, the Company recorded stock-based compensation of $119,632.

 

On September 16, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 2,813 restricted common shares of the Company to executive officers and employees of the Company for services rendered. These shares were valued at $25,420, or $9.04 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant. In connection with the issuance of these shares, during the six months ended November 30, 2020, the Company recorded stock-based professional fees of $25,420.

 

Warrants

 

In connection with the November 23, 2020 SPA (see Note 8), the Company shall issue warrants equal to 375,000 divided by the Exercise Price (as defined below) (the “Warrant Shares”) (whereby such number may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Warrant) at the Exercise Price per share then in effect. For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Exercise Price” shall mean 110% of the public offering price of the Company’s common stock under the public offering contemplated by the registration statement on Form S-1 filed by the Company on October 23, 2020 (the “Uplist Offering”), provided, however, that if the Uplist Offering has not been consummated on or before May 23, 2021, then the Exercise Price shall mean the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on December 23, 2020, subject to adjustment as provided in the warrant (including but not limited to cashless exercise), and the term “Exercise Period” shall mean the period commencing on the earlier of (i) the date of the Company’s consummation of the Uplist Offering or (ii) May 23, 2021, and ending on the five-year anniversary thereof. In connection with the issuance of these warrants, on the initial measurement date, the relative fair value of the warrants of $157,438 was recorded as a debt discount and an increase in paid-in capital.

 

Warrant activities for the six months ended November 30, 2020 are summarized as follows:

 

   Number of Warrants   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term (Years)
   Aggregate
Intrinsic Value
 
Balance Outstanding May 31, 2020   803,000   $83.04    -   $- 
Granted   17,054    21.99                     
Cancelled   -    -           
Balance Outstanding November 30, 2020   820,054   $81.74    3.10   $- 
Exercisable, November 30, 2020   820,054   $81.74    3.10   $- 

 

NOTE 11 — SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On December 3, 2020, the Company issued 5,000 shares of its common stock in satisfaction of $50,000 in legal fees. These shares were valued at $80,000, or $16.00 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant. In connection with the issuance of these shares, the Company reduced accounts payable by $50,000 and recorded legal fees of $30,000.

 

On December 18, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 100,000 shares (50,000 each) to two executive officers as a bonus. These shares were valued at $1,410,000, or $14.10 per share, based on the quoted trading price on the date of grant. In connection with the issuance of these shares, the Company recorded stock-based compensation of $1,410,000. Additionally, these officers shall receive a cash bonus of $125,000 each to be paid when funds are available. 

 

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

 

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company and its subsidiaries. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report and with the audited condensed consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC, as the same may be updated from time to time, including in this Quarterly Report. The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

Nasdaq Delisting and Subsequent Application

 

On December 10, 2018, the Company received a written notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Division of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company has not complied with the requirements of IM-5101-2 of the listing rules of Nasdaq (the “Listing Rules”).

 

The Notice stated that after its Business Combination, the Company had not demonstrated that its common stock met Listing Rule 5505(b)(1) that requires a market value of publicly held shares of at least $15 million. Additionally, the Company has not provided evidence that its common stock has at least 300 round lot holders as required by Listing Rule 5505(a)(3) and that its warrant has at least 400 round lot holders as required by Listing Rule 5515(a)(4). Finally, the Company does not comply with Listing Rule 5515(a)(2) which requires that for initial listing of a warrant the underlying security must be listed on Nasdaq.

 

On January 7, 2019, the Company received a second written notice from Nasdaq informing it that the Company failed to comply with Listing Rule 5250(e)(2) which requires companies listed on Nasdaq to timely file notification forms for the Listing of Additional Shares (the “LAS Notification”).

 

The Company was required to submit the LAS Notification 15 days prior to the issuance of the securities, however, the Company filed the LAS Notification for the issuance of the Series A-1 Note and Series A-2 Note and for the share exchange under our Share Exchange Agreement after such 15-day periods. Nasdaq notified the Company that each of these matters serves as an additional and separate basis for delisting the Company’s securities and that the review panel will consider these matters in rendering a determination regarding the Company’s continued listing on Nasdaq.

 

Management of Simplicity Esports and Gamily Company has decided that moving from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) to the OTCQB is more appropriate for the Company at this time, while the Company builds out its planned network of retail esport centers.

 

On April 1, 2019, the Company was notified by Nasdaq that it would delist the Company’s common stock and warrants. The Company’s common stock and warrants were previously suspended from trading on Nasdaq, effective January 25, 2019.

 

On April 2, 2019, Nasdaq filed a Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the Company’s common stock and warrants. As a result, the Company’s common stock and warrants were delisted from Nasdaq effective April 2, 2019. The Company’s common stock and warrants are quoted on the OTCQB under the symbols “WINR” and “WINRW,” respectively.

 

On May 22, 2020, the Company submitted formal application to Nasdaq for listing its shares of stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Management believes the Company will meet all standards required for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market during the first calendar quarter of 2021. A reverse stock split, in the ratio of 1-for-8, became effective on November 20, 2020. The reverse stock split is intended to allow the Company to meet the minimum share price requirement of the Nasdaq Capital Market. There is no assurance that our listing application will be approved by the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

The following describes principal activities, separated by major product or service, from which the Company generates its revenues:

 

Company-owned Store Sales

 

The Company-owned stores principally generate revenue from retail esports gaming center operations including the sale of game time to casual players on our high speed, high performance gaming stations, the sale of gaming related merchandise and accessories including controllers, collectible card games, such as Pokemon Magic the Gathering, and Yugi-Oh, registration fees from local esports tournaments and leagues, and the sale of party packages for party events. Revenues from Company-owned stores are recognized when the products are delivered, or the service is provided.

 

Franchise Royalties and Fees

 

Franchise royalties are based on six percent of franchise store sales after a minimum level of sales occur and are recognized as sales occur. Any royalty reductions, including waivers or those offered as part of a new store development incentive or as incentive for other behaviors, are recognized at the same time as the related royalty, as they are not separately distinguishable from the full royalty rate. Franchise royalties are billed on, a monthly basis.

 

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The Company recognizes initial franchise license fee revenue when the Company has performed substantially all the services required in the franchise agreement. Fees received that do not meet these criteria are recorded as deferred revenues until earned. The pre-opening services provided to franchisees do not contain separate and distinct performance obligations from the franchise right; thus, the fees collected will be amortized on a straight-line basis beginning at the store opening date through the term of the franchise agreement, which is typically 10 years. Franchise license renewal fees, which generally occur every 10 years, are billed before the renewal date. Fees received for future license renewal periods are amortized over the life of the renewal period. There are more than a dozen pending new franchisee gaming centers in the pipeline for expected opening over the next 12 months.

 

The Company offers various incentive programs for franchisees including royalty incentives, new store opening incentives (i.e. development incentives) and other support initiatives. Royalties and franchise fees sales are reduced to reflect any royalty incentives earned or granted under these programs that are in the form of discounts.

 

Commissary sales are comprised of gaming equipment and supplies sold to franchised stores and are recognized as revenue upon shipment or delivery of the related products to the franchisees. Payments are generally due within 30 days.

 

Fees for information services, including software maintenance fees, marketing fees and website maintenance, graphic and promotion fees are recognized as revenue as such services are provided.

 

Esports Revenue

 

Esports is a form of competition using video games. Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, single player and multiplayer video game tournaments or leagues, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams. Revenues from Esports revenues are recognized when the competition is completed, and prize money is awarded. Revenues earned from team sponsorships, prize winnings, league sponsorships, and from the Company’s share of league revenues are included in esports revenue.

 

We are a global esports organization, with an established brand, that is capitalizing on the growth in esports through three business units, Simplicity One Brasil Ltda (“Simplicity One”), Simplicity Esports, LLC (“Simplicity Esports LLC”) and PLAYlive Nation, Inc. (“PLAYlive”).

 

Online Tournaments

 

We have acquired a database of over 400,000 paying esports gaming center customers in the acquisition of PLAYlive Nation. In response to demand from customers for online esports tournaments, we introduced a new initiative of weekly online esports tournaments. We will directly promote our online Simplicity Esports tournaments to this database of over 400,000 existing customers via text messages. If we can convert merely 1% of these existing customers from the PLAYlive Nation database to play in paid entry online Simplicity Esports tournaments, this may be a profitable business unit resulting in approximately $1,000,000 in annual revenues. Management also intends to sell sponsorship and marketing activations for these online tournaments that would create additional revenue.

 

Esports Teams

 

We own and manage numerous professional esports teams domestically and internationally. Revenue is generated from prize winnings, corporate sponsorships, advertising, league subsidy payments and potential league revenue sharing payments from the publishers of video games.

 

Domestic Esports Teams – Simplicity Esports LLC

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiary Simplicity Esports LLC, we own and manage numerous professional esports teams competing in games such as Overwatch, Apex Legends, Heroes of the Storm and more. We are committed to growing and enhancing the esports industry, fostering the development of amateurs to compete professionally and signing established professional gamers to support their paths to greater success.

 

International Esports Team - Simplicity One

 

Since January 2020, through our 76% owned subsidiary Simplicity One, we own and manage Flamengo Esports, one of the leading Brazilian League of Legends® teams. Flamengo ESports was established in 2017 as the Esports division of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, a successful Brazilian sports organization, with over 40 million followers across social media accounts, known for its world-famous soccer team. Flamengo ESports’ League of Legends® team won the CBLoL Championship in September 2019, which qualified the team to compete at the 2019 League of Legends® World Championship in Europe as one of 24 teams from 13 different regions around the world. Flamengo Esports @flaesports was ranked as the 9th most tweeted about esports organization in the world in 2020.

 

Gaming Centers

 

We own and operate corporate and franchise esports gaming centers, through our wholly owned subsidiaries Simplicity Esports LLC and PLAYlive, throughout the U.S. giving casual gamers the opportunity to play in a social setting with other members of the gaming community. In addition, aspiring and established professional gamers have an opportunity to compete in local and national esports tournaments held in our gaming centers for prizes, notoriety, and potential contracts to play for one of our professional esports teams. In this business unit, revenue is generated from franchise royalties, the sale of game time, memberships, tournament entry fees, birthday party events, corporate party events, concessions and gaming-related merchandise.

 

Our business plan encompasses a brick and click physical and digital approach to further recognize revenue from all verticals, which we believe to be unique in the industry. The physical centers, together with our esports teams, lifestyle brand and marketing campaigns offer opportunities for additional revenue via strategic partnerships with both endemic and non-endemic brands. Our ultimate goal is to further engage a diverse fan base with a 360-degree approach driving traffic to both our digital platform, tournaments, and physical real estate to maximize the monetization opportunities with these relationships. In addition, we have proprietary intellectual capital, fan engagement strategies and brand development blueprints which complement our publicly available information.

 

Optimally, the esports gaming centers of Simplicity Esports LLC (“Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers”) will measure between 1,200 and 2,000 square feet, with dozens of gaming stations. The Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers will feature cutting edge technology, futuristic aesthetic décor and dynamic high-speed gaming equipment. We believe our brick-and-click strategy will present attractive opportunities for sponsors and advertisers to connect with our audience, creating an intriguing monetization opportunity for sponsors and advertisers.

 

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Optimally, the esports gaming centers of Simplicity Esports LLC (“Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers”) will measure between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet, with dozens of gaming stations. The Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers will feature cutting edge technology, modern aesthetic décor and dynamic high-speed gaming equipment. We believe our brick-and-click strategy will present attractive opportunities for sponsors and advertisers to connect with our audience, creating an intriguing monetization opportunity for sponsors and advertisers.

 

Corporate Gaming Centers

 

Simplicity Esports LLC and other subsidiary LLCs are operating 11 corporate-owned retail Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers, eight of which were acquired during the quarter. We expect to acquire the assets of four more franchisee owned esports gaming centers, and convert them to corporate owned gaming centers during the first calendar quarter of 2021. We contemplate that new Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers will be funded by us as well as a combination of tenant improvement allowances from landlords and sponsorships.

 

Franchised Gaming Centers

 

We have launched a franchising program to accelerate the expansion of our nationwide footprint. We sell specific franchise territories, through our wholly owned subsidiary PLAYlive, and assist with the establishment and buildout of esports gaming centers to potential business owners that desire to use our branding, infrastructure and process to open and operate gaming centers. Franchise revenue is generated from the sale of franchise territories, supplying furniture, equipment and merchandise to the franchisees for buildout of their centers, a gross sales royalty fee and a national marketing fee. We license the use of our branding, assist in identifying and negotiating commercial locations, assist in overseeing the buildout and development, provide access to proprietary software for point of sale, inventory management, employee training and other human resource functions. Franchisees also have an opportunity to participate in our national esports tournament events, and benefit from the growing profile of our professional esports teams. Once an esports gaming center is opened, we provide operational guidance, support and use of branding elements in exchange for a monthly royalty fee calculated as 6% of gross sales. In 2020, we implemented a national marketing fee of 1% of gross sales. To date, we have sold five of these franchise territories. COVID-19 travel restrictions caused us to suspend the sale of new franchise territories from April 1, 2020 until October 1, 2020. During these six months, a pipeline of interested applicants has accumulated, and we anticipate new franchise territory sales over the next 12 months, as a result.

 

The combination of the esports gaming centers, owned or franchised by our wholly owned subsidiaries Simplicity Esports LLC or PLAYlive, provides us with what we believe is the largest footprint of esports gaming centers in North America. Over the next 12 months, existing PLAYlive esports gaming centers will be rebranded to Simplicity Esports gaming centers. All newly opened franchise esports gaming centers will be branded as Simplicity Esports gaming centers and have numerous gaming PC’s. All gaming centers in our footprint will be participating venues in our national esports tournaments.

 

Franchise Roll-Up Strategy

 

We began implementing a franchise roll-up strategy in July 2020, as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19 related stay at home orders, and the disruption it caused to the commercial real estate market. The reduction in revenues for some franchisees because of stay at home orders, and government mandates to remain closed created significant accrued rent payments due to landlords. We have been able to come to terms with many franchisees to acquire the assets of their gaming centers and make them corporate owned. We have simultaneously negotiated new leases with some of the largest national mall chains and are in the process of negotiating additional locations with other landlords. The new leases involve significant reductions in or elimination of fixed rent and the addition of percentage rent terms. To date, we have signed 11 letters of intent and executed definitive agreements for eight of those locations. We anticipate closing the remaining acquisitions during the first calendar quarter of 2021. We expect each of these locations to be profitable as a result of the significant reduced rent expense via the percentage rent structure.

 

Our Stream Team

 

The Simplicity Esports LLC stream team encompasses over 30 commentators (commonly known as “casters”), influencers and personalities who connect to a dedicated fan base. Our electric group of live personalities represent our organization to the fullest with their own unique style. We are proud to support and present a diverse group of gamers as we engage fans across a multiple of esports genres. Our Twitch affiliation has enabled our stream team influences to reach a broad fan base. Additionally, we have created several niches within the streaming community which has enabled us to engage fans within certain titles on a 24/7 basis. Our notoriety in the industry is evidenced by our audience that views millions of minutes of Simplicity Esports’ content monthly, via various social media outlets including YouTube, Twitter and Twitch. Through Simplicity Esports LLC, we have begun to implement a unique approach to ensure the ultimate fan friendly esports experience. Our intention is to have gamers involved at the grassroots level and feel a sense of unity as we compete with top class talent. Our management and players are known within the esports community and we plan to use their skills to create a seamless content creation plan helping gamers feel closer to our brand than any other in the industry.

 

Our Financial Position

 

For the fiscal years ended May 31, 2020 and 2019, we generated revenues of $861,410 and $37,995, respectively, reported net losses of $2,665,779 and $3,565,272, respectively, and negative cash flow from operating activities of $1,522,486 and $1,395,255, respectively.

 

For the six months ended November 30, 2020 and 2019, we generated revenues of $497,147 and $319,991, reported net losses of $1,684,793 and $854,894, respectively, and had cash flow used in operating activities of $207,037 and $835,796, respectively. As of November 30, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit of $7,855,418.

 

There is substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern as a result of our historical recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations as well as our dependence on private equity and financings.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Our only activities from April 17, 2017 (date of inception) through November 20, 2018 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the initial public offering, which was consummated on August 22, 2017, and identifying a target company for a business combination. Following the initial public offering through and after our business combination, we had not generated any operating revenues.

 

Following the acquisition of Simplicity Esports, LLC the Company began generating revenue and incurring additional expenses.

 

Summary of Statement of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019:

 

Revenue

 

For the three and six months ended November 30, 2020, revenues consisted of the following:

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Six Months Ended 
   November 30, 2020   November 30, 2020 
Revenues                    
Franchise royalties and license fees  $36,877   $200,274   $117,695   $247,012 
Franchise termination revenue   54,916    45,224    61,381    - 
Company-owned stores sales   167,791    -    244,729    49,643 
Esports revenue   36,962    -    73,342    23,336 
                     
Total Revenues  $296,546   $245,498   $497,147   $319,991 

 

For the three months ended November 30, 2020, our revenues increased by $51,048, or 20.8%, as compared to the three months ended November 30, 2019. For the six months ended November 30, 2020, our revenues increased by $177,156, or 55.4%, as compared to the six months ended November 30, 2019. These increases were primarily due to the acquisition of PLAYlive, the Company-owned stores and Simplicity One offset by a decrease in franchise royalties and license fees. Our revenue has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which caused franchisee business closures.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold for the three and six months ended November 30, 2020 was $67,657 and $108,168, respectively. These costs were related to revenues at PLAYlive and the Company-owned stores. There was no cost of goods sold in the three and six months ended November 30, 2019.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended November 30, 2020 was $1,013,177 as compared to $819,305 for the three months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $193,872. General and administrative expenses for the six months ended November 30, 2020 was $1,658,539 as compared to $1,258,257 for the six months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $400,282. Theses change are primarily attributable to the acquisition of PLAYlive, the Company-owned stores and Simplicity One. General and administrative expenses consist primarily of payroll and related costs, stock-based compensation, operating costs, computer and software related costs, rent and impairments losses incurred from the write off of customer contracts related to the termination of franchisee agreements. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses is primarily related to a $53,000 increase in salary related expenses, a $53,000 increase in bad debt expense and a $123,000 increase in stock-based compensation, offset by other minor reductions in other expense categories.

 

Loss from Operations

 

For the three months ended November 30, 2020, loss from operations amounted to $784,288 as compared to $573,807 for the three months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $210,481, or 26.8%. For the six months ended November 30, 2020, loss from operations amounted to $1,269,560 as compared to $938,266 for the six months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $331,294, or 59835.3%.

 

Other (Expense) Income

 

For the three months ended November 30, 2020, other (expense) income amounted to $(229,405) as compared to $2,305 for the three months ended November 30, 2019, a change of $(231,710), or 100.5%. The increase in other expenses was primarily attributable to an increase in interest expense of $237,985 related to an increase in debt and the amortization of debt discount.

 

For the six months ended November 30, 2020, other (expense) income amounted to $(415,233) as compared to $83,372 for the six months ended November 30, 2019, a change of $(498,605). The increase in other expenses was primarily attributable to an increase in interest expense of $385,438 related to an increase in debt and the amortization of debt discount and a decrease in debt forgiveness of $90,646.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss for the three months ended November 30, 2020 was $1,013,693 as compared to a net loss of $571,502 for the three months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $442,191. Net loss for the six months ended November 30, 2020 was $1,684,793 as compared to $854,894 for the six months ended November 30, 2019, an increase of $829,899.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Liquidity is the ability of an enterprise to generate adequate amounts of cash to meet its needs for cash requirements. We had cash of $543,439 and $160,208 as of November 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020, respectively.

 

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Our primary uses of cash have been for salaries, fees paid to third parties for professional services, computer and internet expenses, and general and administrative expenses. We have received funds from the sales of franchises, from licensing fees, from Company-owned stores sales, and from various financing activities such as from the sale of our common shares and from debt financings. The following trends are reasonably likely to result in changes in our liquidity over the near to long term:

 

  An increase in working capital requirements to finance our current business,
     
  Addition of administrative and sales personnel as the business grows, and
     
  The cost of being a public company;
     
  Marketing expense for building brand;
     
  Capital requirements for the development store locations.

 

Since inception, we have raised proceeds from the sale of common shares and from debt to fund our operations.

 

The following table shows a summary of our cash flows for the six months ended November 30, 2020 and 2019.

 

   Six Months Ended
November 30,
 
   2020   2019 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(207,037)  $(835,796)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   550    (130,915)
Net cash provided by financing activities  $614,718   $74,013 
Net increase (decrease) in cash  $408,231   $(892,698)
Cash - beginning of the period  $160,208   $1,540,158 
Cash - end of the period  $568,439   $647,460 

 

Net Cash Used in Operating Activities:

 

Net cash flow used in operating activities for the six months ended November 30, 2020 primarily reflected a net loss of $1,684,794, which was then adjusted for the add-back (deduction) of non-cash items primarily consisting of depreciation of $73,249, amortization expense of $133,229, stock-based compensation expense of $1,033,140, non-cash interest expense related to debt of $241,557, and impairment loss of $166,171, and changes in operating assets and liabilities consisting primarily of an increase in accounts payable of $110,595, a decrease in accrued expenses of $194,222, and a decrease in amounts due to related party of $45,516.

 

For the six months ended November 30, 2019, cash used in operating activities amounted to $835,796, primarily resulting from net loss of $854,894, a decrease of $97,624 of accrued expenses, an increase of accounts receivable of $67,971 and an addback of debt forgiveness income of $85,238, offset by stock issued for services of $153,000, and amortization and depreciation expense of $123,960. Changes in our operating liabilities and assets used cash of $172,635.

 

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities:

 

Net cash provided by investing activities was $550 for the six months ended November 30, 2020 as compared net cash used in vesting activities of $(130,915) for the six months ended November 30, 2019. During the six months ended November 30, 2019, we primarily used cash for the purchase of property and equipment of $156,319 offset cash acquired from an acquisition of $26,180.

 

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities:

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $614,718 for the six months ended November 30, 2020 as compared to $74,013 for the six months ended November 30, 2019. During the six months ended November 30, 2020, we received net cash from notes payable of $1,046,756 and cash from the sale of common stock of $25,000, offset by the repayment of notes payable of $319,477 and the payment of deferred financing costs of $137,561.

 

We will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business.

 

Off-balance sheet financing arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Going Concern

 

The Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that it will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

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As reflected in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has an accumulated deficit, working capital deficit of and a net loss of $7,855,418, $2,670,387 and $1.684.793, respectively, as of November 30, 2020. Management believes that these matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for twelve months from the issuance date of this report.

 

The Company has commenced operations and has begun to generate revenue; however, the Company’s cash position may not be sufficient to support the Company’s daily operations. Management intends to raise additional funds by way of a private or public offering. While the Company believes in the viability of its strategy to generate sufficient revenue and in its ability to raise additional funds, there can be no assurances to that effect. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to further implement its business plan and generate sufficient revenue and its ability to raise additional funds by way of a public or private offering.

 

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While initially the outbreak was largely concentrated in China and caused significant disruptions to its economy, it has now spread to several other countries and infections have been reported globally.

 

Because COVID-19 infections have been reported throughout the United States, certain federal, state and local governmental authorities have issued stay-at-home orders, proclamations and/or directives aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Additional, more restrictive proclamations and/or directives may be issued in the future. As a result, all of our corporate and franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers were closed effective April 1, 2020. We commenced reopening Simplicity Gaming Centers as of May 1, 2020 and have since reopened ten corporate and 11 franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers as of January 14, 2021, the majority of which are operating at restricted capacity based on local COVID-19 regulations. Although our franchise agreements with franchisees of Simplicity Gaming Centers require a minimum monthly royalty payment to us from the franchisees regardless of whether the franchised Simplicity Gaming Centers are operating, there is a potential risk that franchisees of Simplicity Gaming Centers will default in their obligations to pay their minimum monthly royalty payment to us resulting in either an increase in accounts receivables or a bad debt expense where account receivables are no longer collectible due to franchisee’s inability to pay the minimum monthly royalty payments owed by the franchisee. We have not written off as bad debt any accounts receivables attributable to franchisee minimum monthly royalty payments owed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding, it is unclear exactly how much of the increase in accounts receivables is attributable to the impact of COVID-19. For the months of July and August 2020, we have waived the minimum monthly royalty payment obligations for the months of July and August 2020 and are instead billing the franchisees a true-up of 6% of gross sales without a minimum.

 

The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operations is unknown and will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and any additional preventative and protective actions that governments, or the Company, may direct, which may result in an extended period of continued business disruption, reduced customer traffic and reduced operations. Any resulting financial impact cannot be reasonably estimated at this time but is anticipated to have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The measures taken to date have negatively impacted the Company’s business during the six months ended November 30, 2020 and will potentially continue to impact the Company’s business. Management expects that all of its business segments, across all of its geographies, will be impacted to some degree, but the significance of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Company’s business and the duration for which it may have an impact cannot be determined at this time.

 

Contractual obligations

 

We do not have any long-term capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, except as follows:

 

Attorney Settlement Agreement

 

In March 2019, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with its prior attorney. The settlement agreement called for $200,000 to be paid upon signing the settlement agreement and then another approximate $525,000 to be paid over time. As of October 5, 2020, the Company owes this attorney approximately $300,000.

 

Maxim Settlement Agreement

 

On November 20, 2018, the Company entered into a settlement and release agreement with Maxim Group, LLC (“Maxim”), the underwriter for the Company’s initial public offering. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company made a cash payment of $20,000 to Maxim and issued a demand secured promissory note (the “Maxim Note”) in favor of Maxim in the amount of $1.8 million to settle the payment obligations of the Company under the underwriting agreement dated August 16, 2017, by and between the Company and Maxim. The Company also agreed to remove the restrictive legends on an aggregate of 52,000 shares of its common stock held by Maxim and its affiliate. The Note was surrendered and exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Agreement (as defined below).

 

Maxim Exchange Agreement

 

On December 20, 2018, the Company entered into a securities exchange agreement (“Exchange Agreement”) with Maxim. Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Agreement, Maxim agreed to surrender and exchange the Note in the amount of $1.8 million which was issued to Maxim pursuant to the Settlement Agreement (discussed immediately above). In exchange, the Company issued to the Maxim a Series A-1 Exchange Convertible Note in the principal amount of $500,000 (the “Series A-1 Note”) and a Series A-2 Exchange Convertible Note in the principal amount of $1,000,000 (the “Series A-2 Note,” and collectively with Series A-1 Note, the “Exchange Notes”).

 

As of December 31, 2018, upon the closing of the Simplicity Esports Acquisition, the Series A-1 Note automatically converted into 32,275 (193,648 pre-reverse split) shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

The Series A-2 Note bears interest at 2.67% per annum, payable quarterly and has a maturity date of June 20, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Company may pay the interest in cash or at its sole discretion, in shares of its common stock or a combination of cash and common stock. However, the Company may only pay the interest in shares of its common stock if (i) all the equity conditions specified in the note (“Equity Conditions”) have been met (unless waived by the Holder in writing) during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the interest payment date (“Interest Notice Period”), (ii) the Company has provided proper notice pursuant to the terms of the note and (iii) the Company has delivered to the Holder’s account certain number of shares of its common stock to be applied against such interest payment prior to (but no more than five trading days before) the Interest Notice Period.

 

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The Series A-2 Note is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock (“Conversion Shares”) at an initial conversion price of $11.58 ($1.93 pre-reverse split) per share, subject to adjustment for any stock dividends and splits, rights offerings, distributions, combinations or similar transactions. Upon the Maturity of the Series A-2 Note, the conversion price will be automatically adjusted to the lower of (i) the conversion price then in effect and (ii) the greater of the arithmetic average of the volume weighted average price of the Company’s common stock in the five trading days prior to the notice of conversion and $3.00 ($0.50 pre-reverse split) . The Holder may convert the Series A-2 Note at any time, in whole or in part, provided that upon receipt of a notice of conversion from the Holder, the Company has the right to repay all or any portion of the Series A-2 Note included in the notice of conversion.

 

Additionally, the Series A-2 Note will automatically convert into shares of the Company’s common stock on the Maturity Date provided that (i) no event of default then exists, and (ii) each of the Equity Conditions have been met (unless waived in writing by the Holder) on each trading day during the 20 trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the automatic conversation date.

 

At any time prior to the Maturity Date, the Company may also elect to redeem some or all of the outstanding principal amount for cash in an amount (the “Optional Redemption Amount”) equal to the sum of (a) 100% of the then outstanding principal amount of the note, (b) accrued but unpaid interest and (c) all liquidated damages and other amounts due in respect of the note (the “Optional Redemption”). The Company may only effect an Optional Redemption if each of the Equity Conditions have been met (unless waived in writing by the Holder) on each trading day during the period commencing on the date when the notice of the Optional Redemption is delivered to the date of the Optional Redemption and through and including the date payment of the Optional Redemption Amount is actually made in full.

 

Except as otherwise provided in the Series A-2 Note, including, without limitation, an Optional Redemption, the Company may not prepay any portion of the principal amount of the note without the prior written consent of the Holder.

 

The Company is not permitted to convert any portion of the Series A-2 Note if doing so results in the Holder beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the outstanding common stock of the Company after giving effect to such conversion, provided that on 61 days’ prior written notice from the Holder to the Company, that percentage may increase to 9.99%. However, if there is an automatic conversion, and the conversion would result in the Company issuing a number of shares in excess of the beneficial ownership limitation, then any such shares in excess of the beneficial ownership limitation will be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until such time or times, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation, at which time or times the Holder will be issued such shares to the same extent as if there had been no such limitation.

 

The Series A-2 Note contains restrictive covenants which, among other things, restrict the Company’s ability to repay or repurchase any indebtedness, make distributions on or repurchase its common stock or enter into transactions with its affiliates.

 

On December 31, 2020 Maxim and Simplicity executed an amendment of the Note extending the maturity date to February 15, 2021.

 

Operating Lease

 

We have long-term operating lease obligations and deferred revenues related to franchise fees to be recognized over the term of franchise agreements with our franchises, generally ten years. We will begin to recognize deferred franchise fee revenue at the time a franchise commences operations. We will also recognize deferred franchise fee revenue upon completing acquisitions of franchisee owned gaming centers and converting them to corporate owned centers.

 

In February 2019, the Company entered into a 5-year operating lease in Boca Raton, Florida in connection with the opening of its first gaming center. Rent is approximately $2,300 per month for the first year and contains customary escalation clauses. In June of 2019, the Company entered into a 5-year operating lease for its corporate office, rent is approximately $700 per month. In August of 2019, the Company opened its second gaming center and in connection with this gaming center entered into a 5-year operating lease in Deland, Florida. Rent is approximately $2,500 per month for the first year and contains customary escalation clauses. On June 26, 2020, the Company entered into a 10-year operating lease in El Paso, Texas for a corporate gaming center in Fort Bliss. It is a percentage rent lease (without a base rent) which provides for the (i) first and second year of the lease, the rent would be 10% of gross sales of such gaming center per year, (iii) third fourth and fifth year of the lease, the rent would be 12% of gross sales of such gaming center per year, and (iv) sixth, seventh, eighth, nineth and tenth year of the lease, the rent would be 14% of the gross sales of such gaming center per year.

 

The gaming center acquisitions that occurred in the current period were also complimented by the signing of new lease agreements with the landlords. The leases consist of rent payments to be made as a percentage of each gaming center’s gross sales with a minimum floor payment ranging between $1,000 and $3,000 monthly, representing 50-80% reductions in rent expense from prior leases that were in force while the gaming centers were owned by franchisees.

 

Future base lease payments under the non-cancelable operating lease related to Gaming Centers at November 30, 2020 are as follows:

 

Years Ending May 31,  Amount 
2021  $203,709 
2022   407,278 
2023   391,832