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Network CN
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Net Debt5 EBIT-0
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NWCN 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I
Part II
Item 1.Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 1.Organization and Principal Activities
Note 2Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3.Subsidiaries and Variable Interest Entities
Note 4.Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets, Net
Note 5.Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Payables
Note 6.Short - Term Loans
Note 7.Convertible Promissory Notes and Warrants
Note 8.Stockholders' Deficit
Note 9.Related Party Transactions
Note 10.Gain From Write - Off of Long - Aged Payables
Note 11.Net Loss per Common Share
Note 12.Income Taxes
Note 13.Subsequent Event
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
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-31.2 ex31_2.htm
EX-32.1 ex32_1.htm
EX-32.2 ex32_2.htm

Network CN Earnings 2020-03-31

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1.5-1.8-5.1-8.4-11.7-15.02012201420172020
Assets, Equity
-0.1-0.1-0.2-0.2-0.3-0.32017201720182019
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
0.60.30.1-0.2-0.4-0.72012201420172020
Ops, Inv, Fin

10-Q 1 g51220010q.htm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10−Q

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended: March 31, 2020

 

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

 

For the transition period from ____________ to _____________

 

Commission File Number: 000-30264

 

NETWORK CN INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware  

90-0370486

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation

or organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

3/F., D. J. Securities Building, 171 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(Address of principal executive offices, Zip Code)

 

(852) 2833-2186

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

_____________________________________________________

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

 

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 o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, if any, 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 o

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value NWCN OTC market 

 

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of May 13, 2020 is as follows: 

 

Class of Securities   Shares Outstanding
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   8,774,263

 

 

 

   
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 3
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 21
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 25
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 26

 

 

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NETWORK CN INC.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

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NETWORK CN INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   Note  

As of March 31,

2020

   As of December 31,
2019
 
       (Unaudited)     
ASSETS            
Current Assets              
Cash      $5,491   $5,510 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net  4    100,000    100,000 
Total Current Assets       105,491    105,510 
               
Equipment, Net       219    438 
               
TOTAL ASSETS      $105,710   $105,948 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT              
Current Liabilities              
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables  5   $3,985,200   $4,796,955 
Short term loan  6    2,951,765    2,951,765 
1% convertible promissory note due 2016, net  7    5,000,000    5,000,000 
Total Current Liabilities       11,936,965    12,748,720 
               
Non-Current Liabilities              
1% convertible promissory note due 2025, net  7    645,000    - 
Total Non- Current Liabilities       645,000    - 
               
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES       12,581,965    12,748,720 
               
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES       -    - 
               
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT              
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized
None issued and outstanding
       -    - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 26,666,667 shares authorized
Shares issued and outstanding: 8,774,263 and 8,774,263 as of
March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
       8,773    8,773 
Additional paid-in capital       124,209,441    124,209,441 
Accumulated deficit       (138,398,239)   (138,564,904)
Accumulated other comprehensive income       1,703,770    1,703,918 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  8    (12,476,255)   (12,642,772)
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT      $105,710   $105,948 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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NETWORK CN INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)

 

       Three Months Ended 
   Note   March 31, 2020   March 31, 2019 
REVENUES            
Advertising services      $-   $- 
               
COST OF REVENUES       -    - 
Cost of advertising services       -    - 
               
GROSS LOSS       -    - 
               
OPERATING EXPENSES              
General and administrative       (77,204)   (76,984)
               
Stock based compensation for services       -    (3,169)
Total Operating Expenses       (77,204)   (80,153)
               
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS       (77,204)   (80,153)
               
OTHER INCOME              
Gain from write-off of long aged payables  10    386,772    - 
Interest income       -    3 
Total Other Income       386,772    3 
               
INTEREST AND OTHER DEBT-RELATD EXPENSES              
Interest expense  6 &7    (142,903)   (143,575)
Total Interest and Other Debt-Related Expenses       (142,903)   (143,575)
               
NET PROFIT/(LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES       166,665    (223,725)
Income taxes  12    -    - 
NET PROFIT/(LOSS)      $166,665   $(223,725)
               
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME              
Foreign currency translation (loss)/gain       (148)   74 
Total Other Comprehensive (Loss)/Income       (148)   74 
               
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)      $166,517   $(223,651)
               

NET PROFIT/(LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE –

BASIC AND DILUTED

  11   $0.02   $(0.03)
               
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES
OUTSTANDING – BASIC AND DILUTED
  11    8,774,263    8,733,896 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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NETWORK CN INC. 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2020   March 31, 2019 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net profit/(loss)  $166,665   $(223,725)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   219    220 
Stock-based compensation for service   -    3,169 
Gain from write-off of long aged payables   (386,772)   - 
           
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net   -    254 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables   (424,983)   158,409 
Net cash used in operating activities   (644,871)   (61,673)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from private placement   -    63,375 
Proceeds from convertible promissory note   645,000    - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   645,000    63,375 
           
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH   (148)   74 
           
NET(DECREASE)/INCREASE IN CASH   (19)   1,776 
           
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   5,510    22,684 
           
CASH, END OF PERIOD  $5,491   $24,460 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Cash paid during the period for:          
Income taxes  $-   $- 
Interest paid  $615,000   $44,387 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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NETWORK CN INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1.ORGANIZATION AND PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

 

Network CN Inc. was originally incorporated on September 10, 1993 in Delaware with headquarters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”).  Since August 2006, the Company has been principally engaged in the provision of out-of-home advertising in China through the operation of a network of roadside LED digital video panels, mega-size LED digital video billboards and light boxes in major cities.

 

Details of the Company’s principal subsidiaries and variable interest entities as of March 31, 2020, are described in Note 3 – Subsidiaries and Variable Interest Entities.

 

Private Placement

 

On March 28, 2019, the Company sold an aggregate of 35,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) to 9 foreign investors (the “New Investors”) pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement between the Company and the New Investors, dated March 28, 2019. The purchase price paid by the New Investor for the Shares were $1.50 or $1.88 per Share for an aggregate sum of sixty-three thousand, three hundred and seventy-five U.S. dollars and thirty cents (US$63,375). Net proceeds from the financing will be used for general corporate purposes.

 

On August 16, 2019, the Company sold 5,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) to a foreign investor (the “Investor”) pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement between the Company and the Investor, dated August 16, 2019. The purchase price paid by the Investors for the Shares was $1.875 per Share for an aggregate sum of nine thousand three hundred and seventy-five U.S. dollars (US$9,375). Net proceeds from the financing have been used for general corporate purposes.

 

Identification of New projects

 

On January 20, 2020, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent with Earthasia Worldwide Holdings Limited (the “Seller”) that the Company will acquire 100% of the Seller’s issued and outstanding stock owned by the shareholders of the Seller and the Seller will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Seller and Seller’s shareholders shall receive ordinary shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Company Shares”) upon the closing of the Acquisition, in exchange for all of the Seller Shares. It is agreed that the total number of ordinary shares to be received by the Seller is subject to valuation basing on audited financials of the Seller. It is also agreed that the parties shall negotiate in good faith a bonus package for Seller’s advisory.

 

Increase of authorized capital

 

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Directors and Majority of stockholders of the Company approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 26,666,667 to 100,000,000,000.

 

Going Concern

 

The Company has experienced recurring net losses $223,725 for the three months ended March 31, 2019. Additionally, the Company has net cash used in operating activities of $644,871 and $61,673 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As of March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the Company has stockholders’ deficit of $12,476,255 and $12,642,772, respectively. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s plans regarding those concerns are addressed in the following paragraph. The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

In response to current financial conditions, the Company has undergone a drastic cost-cutting exercise, including reduction of the Company’s workforce, office rentals and other general and administrative expenses. The Company has actively explored new prominent media projects in order to provide a wider range of media and advertising services and improve our financial performance. If the project can start to operate, the Company expects that the project will improve the Company’s future financial performance. The Company expects that the new project can generate positive cashflow.

 

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The existing cash and cash equivalents together with highly liquid current assets are insufficient to fund the Company’s operations for the next twelve months. The Company will need to rely upon some combination of cash generated from the Company’s operations, the proceeds from the potential exercise of the outstanding option held by Keywin Holdings Limited (“Keywin”) to purchase $2 million in shares of the Company’s common stock, or proceeds from the issuance of the Company’s equity and debt securities as well as the exercise of the conversion option by the Company’s note holders to convert the notes to the Company’s common stock, in order to maintain the Company’s operations. Based on the Company’s best estimates, the Company believes that there are sufficient financial resources to meet the cash requirements for the coming twelve months and the consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. However, there can be no assurance the Company will be able to continue as a going concern.

 

NOTE 2SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

(A) Basis of Presentation and Preparation 

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Network CN Inc., its subsidiaries and variable interest entities (collectively “NCN” or the “Company” “we”, “our” or “us”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of our financial position and results of operations.

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were not audited. It is management’s opinion, however, that all material adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments or a description of the nature and amount of any adjustments other than normal recurring adjustments) have been made which are necessary for a fair presentation of financial statements. The results for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year. The year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2020. The disclosures made in the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements generally do not repeat those in the annual statements.

 

(B) Principles of Consolidation

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of Network CN Inc., its subsidiaries and its variable interest entities for which it is the primary beneficiary. A variable interest entity is an entity in which the Company, through contractual arrangements, bears the risks and enjoys the rewards normally associated with ownership of the entity. Upon making this determination, the Company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary of the entity, which is then required to be consolidated for financial reporting purposes. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

(C) Use of Estimates

 

In preparing unaudited consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Differences from those estimates are reported in the period they become known and are disclosed to the extent they are material to the unaudited consolidated financial statements taken as a whole.

 

(D) Cash

 

Cash includes cash on hand, cash accounts, and interest-bearing savings accounts placed with banks and financial institutions. For the purposes of the statements of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. There were no cash equivalents balance as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

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(E) Equipment, Net

 

Equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is provided on a straight-line basis, less estimated residual values over the assets’ estimated useful lives. The estimated useful lives are as follows:

 

Office equipment 3 - 5 years

 

When equipment is retired or otherwise disposed of, the related cost, accumulated depreciation and provision for impairment loss, if any are removed from the respective accounts, and any gain or loss is reflected in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. Repairs and maintenance costs on equipment are expensed as incurred.

 

(F) Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets, such as equipment, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstance indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognized when the carrying amount of a long-lived asset exceeds the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated from the asset’s use and eventual disposition. An impairment loss is measured as the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the fair value of the asset calculated using a discounted cash flow analysis. There was no impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

(G) Convertible Promissory Notes

 

1) Debt Restructuring and Issuance of 1% Convertible Promissory Note

 

On April 2, 2009, the Company issued 1% unsecured senior convertible promissory notes to the previous 3% convertible promissory note holders who agreed to cancel these 3% convertible promissory notes in the principal amount of $5,000,000 (including all accrued and unpaid interest thereon), and all of the warrants, in exchange for the 1% unsecured senior convertible promissory notes in the principal amount of $5,000,000. The 1% convertible promissory notes bore interest at 1% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears, matured on April 1, 2012, and were convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price of $1.7445 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. Pursuant to ASC Topic 470, Debt, the Company determined that the original convertible notes and the 1% convertible notes were with substantially different terms and hence the exchange was recorded as an extinguishment of original notes and issuance of new notes.

 

The Company determined the 1% convertible promissory notes to be conventional convertible instruments under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. Its embedded conversion option qualified for equity classification. The embedded beneficial conversion feature was recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds equal to the intrinsic value of that feature to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount resulting from the allocation of proceeds to the beneficial conversion feature is amortized over the term of the 1% convertible promissory notes from the respective dates of issuance using the effective interest method.

 

2) Extension of 1% Convertible Promissory Note

 

The 1% convertible promissory notes matured on April 1, 2012 and on the same date, the Company and the note holders agreed to the following: 1) extension of the maturity date of the 1% convertible promissory notes for a period of two years and 2) modification of the 1% convertible promissory notes to be convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $1.3956 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. In all other respects not specifically mentioned, the terms of the 1% convertible promissory notes remain the same and are fully enforceable in accordance with their terms. Subsequently, the Company issued to the note holders new 1% convertible promissory notes with a maturity date of April 1, 2014. Pursuant to ASC Topic 470, the Company determined that the modification is substantially different and hence the modification was recorded as an extinguishment of notes and issuance of new notes. The Company allocated the amount of the reacquisition price to the repurchased beneficial conversion feature using the intrinsic value of that conversion feature at the extinguishment date and the residual amount was allocated to the convertible security. Thus, the Company recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt. The 1% Convertible Promissory Notes were scheduled to mature on April 1, 2014 and on March 12, 2014, the Company and the respective holders agreed to extend the maturity date of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes for a period of two years. In all other respects not specifically mentioned, the terms of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes shall remain the same and shall be fully enforceable in accordance with its terms. Subsequently, the Company issued to the note holders new 1% convertible promissory notes which matured on April 1, 2016. The Company allocated the amount of the reacquisition price to the repurchased beneficial conversion feature using the intrinsic value of that conversion feature at the extinguishment date and the residual amount was allocated to the convertible security. Thus, the Company recorded no gain or loss on extinguishment of debt.

 

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The Company determined the modified new 1% convertible promissory notes to be conventional convertible instruments under ASC Topic 815. Its embedded conversion option qualified for equity classification. The embedded beneficial conversion feature was recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds equal to the intrinsic value of that feature to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount resulting from the allocation of proceeds to the beneficial conversion feature is amortized over the term of the new 1% convertible promissory notes from the respective dates of issuance using the effective interest method.

 

On April 29, 2016, the Company received a reservation of rights letter from the note holders to reserves all of its powers, rights and privileges.

 

3) Issuance of 1% Convertible Promissory Note

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company issued 1% unsecured senior convertible promissory notes to an individual with the principal amount of $645,000. The 1% convertible promissory notes bore interest at 1% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears, matured on January 13, 2025, and were convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price of $1.00 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments.

 

The Company determined the 1% convertible promissory notes to be conventional convertible instruments under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. Its embedded conversion option qualified for equity classification. The embedded beneficial conversion feature was recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds equal to the intrinsic value of that feature to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount resulting from the allocation of proceeds to the beneficial conversion feature is amortized over the term of the 1% convertible promissory notes from the respective dates of issuance using the effective interest method.

 

(H) Revenue Recognition

 

In accordance with ASC 606, Revenue From Contracts with Customers, an entity recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services, in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for arrangements that are within the scope of the standard, the entity performs the following five steps: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. The standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The standard also includes criteria for the capitalization and amortization of certain contract acquisition and fulfillment costs.

 

The Company recognize revenue when a customer obtains control of promised services. The amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to receive in exchange for such services. To achieve this core principle, we apply the following five steps:

 

1) Identify the contract(s) with a customer - A contract with a customer exists when (i) we enter into an enforceable contract with a customer that defines each party’s rights regarding the goods or services to be transferred and identifies the payment terms related to those goods or services, (ii) the contract has commercial substance and, (iii) we determine that collection of substantially all consideration for goods or services that are transferred is probable based on the customer’s intent and ability to pay the promised consideration. We apply judgment in determining the customer’s ability and intention to pay, which is based on a variety of factors including the customer’s historical payment experience or, in the case of a new customer, published credit and financial information pertaining to the customer. The contract term for contracts that provide a right to terminate a contract for convenience without significant penalty will reflect the term that each party has enforceable rights under the contract (the period through the earliest termination date). If the termination right is only provided to the customer, the unsatisfied performance obligations will be evaluated as customer options as discussed below.

 

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2) Identify the performance obligations in the contract - Performance obligations promised in a contract are identified based on the goods or services that will be transferred to the customer that are both (i) capable of being distinct, whereby the customer can benefit from the good or service either on its own or together with other resources that are readily available from third parties or from us, and (ii) are distinct in the context of the contract, whereby the transfer of the goods or services is separately identifiable from other promises in the contract. If these criteria are not met the promised goods or services are accounted for as a combined performance obligation. Certain of our contracts (under which we deliver multiple promised services) require us to perform integration activities where we bear risk with respect to integration activities. Therefore, we must apply judgment to determine whether as a result of those integration activities and risks, the promised services are distinct on the context of the contract.

 

We typically do not include options that would result in a material right. If options to purchase additional services or options to renew are included in customer contracts, we evaluate the option in order to determine if our arrangement include promises that may represent a material right and needs to be accounted for as a performance obligation in the contract with the customer.

 

3) Determine the transaction price - The transaction price is determined based on the consideration to which we will be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to the customer. Our contract prices may include fixed amounts, variable amounts or a combination of both fixed and variable amounts. To the extent the transaction price includes variable consideration, we estimate the amount of variable consideration that should be included in the transaction price utilizing either the expected value method or the most likely amount method depending on the nature of the variable consideration. When determining if variable consideration should be constrained, management considers whether there are factors outside our control that could result in a significant reversal of revenue. In making these assessments, we consider the likelihood and magnitude of a potential reversal of revenue. These estimates are re-assessed each reporting period as required.

 

4) Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract - If the contract contains a single performance obligation, the entire transaction price is allocated to the single performance obligation. Contracts that contain multiple performance obligations require an allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation based on a relative standalone selling price (SSP) basis unless the transaction price is variable and meets the criteria to be allocated entirely to a performance obligation or to a distinct good or service that forms part of a single performance obligation. For most performance obligations, we determine standalone selling price based on the price at which the performance obligation is sold separately. Although uncommon, if the standalone selling price is not observable through past transactions, we estimate the standalone selling price taking into account available information such as market conditions and internally approved pricing guidelines related to the performance obligations.

 

5) Recognize revenue when (or as) we satisfy a performance obligation: we satisfy performance obligations either over time or at a point-in-time as discussed in further detail below. Revenue is recognized when the related performance obligation is satisfied by transferring control of a promised good or service to a customer.

 

The Company has yet to generate revenue from operations for the periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

(I) Stock-based Compensation

 

The Company complies with ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation, using a modified prospective application transition method, which establishes accounting for stock-based awards in exchange for employee services. Under this application, the Company is required to record stock-based compensation expense for all awards granted. It requires that stock-based compensation cost is measured at grant date, based on the fair value of the award, and recognized as expense over the requisite services period.

 

The Company follows ASC topic 505-50, “Accounting for Equity Instruments that are Issued to Other than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling Goods and Services,” for stock issued to consultants and other non-employees. In accordance with ACS Topic 505-50, the stock issued as compensation for services provided to the Company are accounted for based upon the fair value of the services provided or the estimated fair market value of the stock, whichever can be more clearly determined. The fair value of the equity instrument is charged directly to expense over the period during which services are rendered.

 

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(J) Income Taxes

 

The Company recognizes deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the consolidated financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement basis and tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. The Company estimates the degree to which tax assets and credit carryforwards will result in a benefit based on expected profitability by tax jurisdiction. A valuation allowance for such tax assets and loss carryforwards is provided when it is determined to be more likely than not that the benefit of such deferred tax asset will not be realized in future periods. Tax benefits of operating loss carryforwards are evaluated on an ongoing basis, including a review of historical and projected future operating results, the eligible carryforward period, and other circumstances. If it becomes more likely than not that a tax asset will be used, the related valuation allowance on such assets would be reduced.

 

The Company recognizes tax benefits from uncertain tax positions only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. Once this threshold has been met, the Company's measurement of its expected tax benefits is recognized in its consolidated financial statements. The Company accrues interest on unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense. Penalties, if incurred, would be recognized as a component of income tax expense.

 

(K) Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 220, Comprehensive Income, for the reporting and display of its comprehensive income (loss) and related components in the consolidated financial statements and thereby reports a measure of all changes in equity of an enterprise that results from transactions and economic events other than transactions with the shareholders. Items of comprehensive income (loss) are reported in both the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss and the consolidated statement of stockholders’ deficit.

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income as presented on the consolidated balance sheets consisted of the accumulative foreign currency translation adjustment at period end.

 

(L) Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share are computed in accordance with ASC Topic 260 by dividing the net income (loss) attributable to holders of common stock by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares including the dilutive effect of common share equivalents then outstanding.

 

The diluted net loss per share is the same as the basic net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, as all potential ordinary shares including stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive and are therefore excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share.

 

(M) Foreign Currency Translation

 

The assets and liabilities of the Company’s subsidiaries and variable interest entity denominated in currencies other than U.S. dollars are translated into U.S. dollars using the applicable exchange rates at the balance sheet date. For unaudited consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss’ items, amounts denominated in currencies other than U.S. dollars were translated into U.S. dollars using the average exchange rate during the period. Equity accounts were translated at their historical exchange rates. Net gains and losses resulting from translation of foreign currency financial statements are included in the statements of stockholders’ equity as accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Foreign currency transaction gains and losses are reflected in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.

 

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(N) Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure, defines fair value as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required or permitted to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact and it considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability.

 

It establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. It establishes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1 - Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 - Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3 - Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The carrying value of the Company’s financial instruments, which consist of cash, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables, and convertible promissory notes approximates fair value due to the short-term maturities.

 

The carrying value of the Company’s financial instruments related to warrants associated with convertible promissory notes is stated at a value being equal to the allocated proceeds of convertible promissory notes based on the relative fair value of notes and warrants. In the measurement of the fair value of these instruments, the Black-Scholes option pricing model is utilized, which is consistent with the Company’s historical valuation techniques. These derived fair value estimates are significantly affected by the assumptions used. As the allocated value of the financial instruments related to warrants associated with convertible promissory notes is recorded in additional paid-in capital, the financial instruments related to warrants were not required to mark to market as of each subsequent reporting period.

 

(O) Recently Adapted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, codified as ASC 326. Subsequent amendments to the guidance were issued as follows: ASU 2018-19 in November 2018; ASU 2019-04 in April 2019; ASU 2019-05 in May 2019; ASU's 2019-10 and 2019-11 in November 2019; and ASU 2020-02 in February 2020. This ASU provides financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit held by a reporting entity at each reporting date. The amendments in ASU 2016-13 replace the incurred loss impairment methodology in current U.S. GAAP with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 as of January 1, 2020. The adoption of ASU 2016-13 did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements or related disclosures.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-03, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement ("ASU 2018-13"). The amendments modify the disclosure requirements in Topic 820. ASU 2018-13 is effective for all entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. The amendments on (i) changes in unrealized gains and losses, (ii) the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and (iii) the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2020. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements or related disclosures.

 

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(P) Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14 “Compensation – Retirement Benefits – Defined Benefit Plans – General (Subtopic 715-20)”. This ASU modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. The ASU is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted and should be applied on a retrospective basis to all periods presented. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which simplifies the accounting for income taxes. This guidance will become effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 on a prospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 3.SUBSIDIARIES AND VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES

 

Details of the Company’s principal subsidiaries and variable interest entities as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

Name  

Place of

Incorporation

 

Ownership/Control

interest

attributable to

the Company

  Principal activities
NCN Group Limited   BVI   100%   Investment holding
NCN Media Services Limited   BVI   100%   Investment holding
Cityhorizon Limited   Hong Kong   100%   Investment holding
NCN Group Management Limited   Hong Kong   100%   Provision of administrative and management services
Crown Eagle Investment Limited   Hong Kong   100%   Dormant
Crown Winner International Limited   Hong Kong   100%   Investment holding
NCN Huamin Management Consultancy (Beijing)
Company Limited *
  PRC   100%   Dormant
Huizhong Lianhe Media Technology Co., Ltd. *   PRC   100%   Dormant
Beijing Huizhong Bona Media Advertising Co.,
Ltd.*
  PRC   100% (1)   Dormant
Xingpin Shanghai Advertising Limited   PRC   100% (1)   Dormant
Chuanghua Shanghai Advertising Limited   PRC   100%   Dormant
Jiahe Shanghai Advertising Limited   PRC   100%   Dormant

 

* The subsidiary’s registration license has been revoked.

Remarks:

 

1) Variable interest entity which the Company exerted 100% control through a set of commercial arrangements.

 

NOTE 4.PREPAID EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

  

As of

March 31, 2020

  

As of

December 31, 2019

 
Prepaid expenses  $100,000   $100,000 
Less: allowance for doubtful debts   -    - 
Total  $100,000   $100,000 

 

The Company recorded no allowance for doubtful debts for prepaid expenses and other current assets as of March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

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NOTE 5.ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were as follows: 

 

  

As of

March 31, 2020

  

As of

December 31, 2019

 
Accrued staff benefit and related fees  $1,608,966   $1,916,879 
Accrued professional fees   64,122    95,737 
Accrued interest expenses   2,279,519    2,752,993 
Other accrued expenses   32,060    30,537 
Other payables   533    809 
Total  $3,985,200   $4,796,955 

 

NOTE 6.SHORT-TERM LOANS

 

As of March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, the Company recorded an aggregated amount of $2,951,765 of short-term loans. Those loans were borrowed from an unrelated individual . Those loans with an aggregated amount of $2,823,560 are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and repayable on demand and loan with an aggregated amount of $128,205 are unsecured, bear a yearly interest of 1% and repayable on demand. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on due date. As of the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

The interest expenses of the short-term loans for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were $129,197 and $131,247, respectively.

 

NOTE 7.CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES AND WARRANTS

 

(1) Debt Restructuring and Issuance of 1% Convertible Promissory Notes

 

On November 19, 2007, the Company entered into a Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement, as amended (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Shanghai Quo Advertising Co. Ltd and affiliated investment funds of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (the “Investors”) pursuant to which it agreed to issue in three tranches, 3% Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Notes due June 30, 2011, in the aggregate principal amount of up to $50,000,000 (the “3% Convertible Promissory Notes”) and warrants to acquire an aggregate amount of 457,143 shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Warrants”). Between November 19 - 28, 2007, the Company issued 3% Convertible Promissory Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $15,000,000, Warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at $187.5 per share and Warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at $262.5 per share.  On January 31, 2008, the Company amended and restated the previously issued 3% Convertible Promissory Notes and issued to the Investors 3% Convertible Promissory Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $50,000,000 (the “Amended and Restated Notes”), Warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at $187.5 per share and Warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at $262.5 per share.  In connection with the Amended and Restated Notes, the Company entered into a Security Agreement, dated as of January 31, 2008 (the “Security Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company granted to the collateral agent for the benefit of the Investors, a first-priority security interest in certain of the Company’s assets, and 66% of the equity interest in the Company.

 

On April 2, 2009, the Company entered into a new financing arrangement with the previous holders of the Amended and Restated Notes (the “Note Holders”), and Keywin.

 

Pursuant to a note exchange and option agreement, dated April 2, 2009 (the “Note Exchange and Option Agreement”), between the Company and Keywin, Keywin exchanged its Amended and Restated Note in the principal amount of $45,000,000, and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, for 4,093,806 shares of the Company’s common stock and an option to purchase an aggregate of 1,637,522 shares of the Company’s common stock, for an aggregate purchase price of $2,000,000 (the “Keywin Option”). The Keywin Option was originally exercisable for a three-month period which commenced on April 2, 2009, but pursuant to several subsequent amendments, the exercise period has been extended to a one hundred and five-months period ending on January 1, 2018 and the exercise price changed to $0.99, subject to the Company’s right to unilaterally terminate the exercise period upon 30 days’ written notice. As of March 31,2016, the Keywin Option has not been exercised.

 

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Pursuant to a note exchange agreement, dated April 2, 2009, among the Company and the Note Holders, the parties agreed to cancel their Amended and Restated Notes in the principal amount of $5,000,000 (including all accrued and unpaid interest thereon), and all of the warrants, in exchange for the Company’s issuance of the 1% unsecured senior convertible promissory notes due 2012 in the principal amount of $5,000,000 (the “1% Convertible Promissory Notes”). The 1% Convertible Promissory Notes bear interest at 1% per annum, are payable semi-annually in arrears, mature on April 1, 2012, and are convertible at any time by the holder into shares of the Company’s common stock at an initial conversion price of $1.7445 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. In addition, in the event of a default, the holders will have the right to redeem the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes at 110% of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest. The parties also agreed to terminate the Security Agreement and release all security interests arising out of the Purchase Agreement and the Amended and Restated Notes.

 

2) Extension of 1% Convertible Promissory Notes and Issuance of New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in 2012

 

The 1% Convertible Promissory Notes matured on April 1, 2012 and on the same date, the Company and the Note Holders agreed to the following: (1) extension of the maturity date of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes for a period of two years and (2) modification of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes to be convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $1.3956 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. In all other respects not specifically mentioned, the terms of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes shall remain the same and shall be fully enforceable in accordance with its terms. Subsequently, the Company issued new 1% convertible promissory notes (the “New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes”) to the Note Holders. The New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes bear interest at 1% per annum, are payable semi-annually in arrears, mature on April 1, 2014, and are convertible at any time by the Note Holders into shares of the Company’s common stock at an initial conversion price of $1.3956 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. In addition, in the event of a default, the Note Holders will have the right to redeem the New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes at 110% of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest.

 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

 

Pursuant to ASC Topic 470-20-40-3, the Company allocated the amount of the reacquisition price to the repurchased beneficial conversion feature using the intrinsic value of that conversion feature at the extinguishment date and the residual amount was allocated to the convertible security. Thus, the Company recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $1,877,594 at the date of extinguishment and included in the statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2012.

 

3) Extension of 1% Convertible Promissory Notes and Issuance of New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in 2014

 

The 1% Convertible Promissory Notes matured on April 1, 2014 and on March 12, 2014, the Company and the respective holders agreed to extend the maturity date of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes for a period of two years until April 1, 2016. In all other respects not specifically mentioned, the terms of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes shall remain the same and shall be fully enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 

Pursuant to ASC Topic 470-50 and ASC Topic 470-50-40, the Company determined that the original convertible notes and the modified convertible notes had substantially different terms and hence the fair value of the embedded beneficial conversion feature of the modified convertible notes, which would be recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds equal to the intrinsic value of that feature to additional paid-in capital and any debt discount will be amortized over the term of the modified convertible notes from the effective date of the new agreement using the effective interest method. As of April 1, 2014, the Company determined the fair value of the embedded beneficial conversion feature of the modified convertible notes is $nil.

 

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No gain or loss on extinguishment of debt

 

Pursuant to ASC Topic 470-20-40-3, the Company allocated the amount of the reacquisition price to the repurchased beneficial conversion feature using the intrinsic value of that conversion feature at the extinguishment date and the residual amount was allocated to the convertible security. Thus, the Company recognized no gain or loss on extinguishment of debt at the date of extinguishment for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

4)No extension of 1% Convertible Promissory Notes at the maturity date on April 1, 2016

 

On April 29, 2016, the Company received a reservation of rights letter from the note holders to reserves all of its powers, rights and privileges.

 

5) Issuance of New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in 2020

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement with Tsang Wai Yee Terri (“the Subscriber”) under which the Subscriber agreed to purchase the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement from the Company for an agreement purchase price of six hundred and forty-five thousand US Dollars ($645,000). On the same date, the Company signed the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement under which the Company may sell and issue to the Subscriber up to an aggregate maximum amount of $645,000 in principal amount of Convertible Notes prior to January 13, 2025. The Convertible Promissory Notes issued to the Investor are convertible at the holder’s option into shares of Company common stock at $1.00 per share.

 

Convertible promissory notes, net as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

  

As of

March 31, 2020

  

As of

December 31, 2019

 
Gross carrying value  $5,645,000   $5,000,000 
Less: Allocated intrinsic value of beneficial conversion
feature
   -    - 
Add: Accumulated amortization of debt discount   -    - 
   $5,645,000   $5,000,000 
           
Current portion  $5,000,000   $5,000,000 
Non-current portion   645,000    - 
   $5,645,000   $5,000,00 

 

Interest Expense

 

The interest expenses of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were $13,706 and $12,328, respectively.

 

NOTE 8.STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

(A)  Stock, Options and Warrants Issued for Services

 

In March 2018, the Company entered into an escrow agent services agreement with an escrow agent. Pursuant to the agreement, the escrow agent was granted 1,750 shares for his services rendered for the three months ended March 2019. The Company issued 300 shares of par value of $1.5 per share and 1,450 shares of par value of $1.88 per share to the consultant for the three months ended March 2019. In connection with this stock grants and in accordance with ASC Topic 718, the Company recognized $3,169 of non-cash stock-based compensation included in general and administrative expenses on the unaudited consolidated statements of operation for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

On March 28, 2019, the Company completed private placements of 35,000 shares of restricted common stock at $1.5 or $1.88 per share. The transaction took place with 9 investors and generated gross proceeds of $63,375 for the period ended March 31, 2019.

 

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NOTE 9.RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Except as set forth below, during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company did not enter into any material transactions or series of transactions that would be considered material in which any officer, director or beneficial owner of 5% or more of any class of the Company’s capital stock, or any immediate family member of any of the preceding persons, had a direct or indirect material interest.

 

In April 2009, in connection with debt restructuring, Statezone Ltd. of which Dr. Earnest Leung, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a Director (being appointed on July 15, 2009 and May 11, 2009 respectively) was the sole director, provided agency and financial advisory services to the Company. Accordingly, the Company paid an aggregate service fee of $350,000 of which $250,000 has been recorded as issuance costs for 1% Convertible Promissory Notes and $100,000 has been recorded as prepaid expenses and other current assets, net since April 2009. Such $100,000 is refundable unless Keywin Option is exercised and completed.

 

On July 1, 2009, the Company and Keywin, of which the Company’s chief executive officer and director is the director and his spouse is the sole shareholder, entered into an Amendment, pursuant to which the Company agreed to extend the exercise period for the Keywin Option under the Note Exchange and Option Agreement between the Company and Keywin, to purchase an aggregate of 1,637,522 shares of our common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $2,000,000, from a three-month period ended on July 1, 2009, to a six-month period ended October 1, 2009. The exercise period for the Keywin option was subsequently further extended to a nine-month period ended January 1, 2010, pursuant to the Second Amendment. On January 1, 2010, the Company and Keywin entered into the third Amendment, pursuant to which the Company agreed to further extend the exercise period to an eighteen-month period ended on October 1, 2010, and provide the Company with the right to unilaterally terminate the exercise period upon 30 days’ written notice. On September 30, 2010, the exercise price was extended at various times from September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2017 and the Keywin Option was further extended to a hundred and twenty-nine-month period ending on January 1, 2020 and the exercise price changed to $0.99. On December 31, 2019, the latest exercise period for the Keywin Option was further extended to a hundred and fifty-three-month period ending on January 1, 2022.

 

NOTE 10.GAIN FROM WRITE-OFF OF LONG-AGED PAYABLES

 

The Company considered the payment of the outstanding payables have not been claimed due to loss of contact and it is in the best interests of Company to write off the long-aged payables. The Company have resolved that they are of the opinion that the obligation for future settlement of accrued long-aged payables are remote, therefore the related accruals have been written off for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

NOTE 11.NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

 

Net profit/(loss) per common share information for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,
2020
   March 31,
2019
 
Numerator:        
Net profit/(loss) attributable to NCN common stockholders  $166,665   $(223,725)
Denominator:          
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic +   8,774,263    8,733,896 
Effect of dilutive securities   -    - 
Options and warrants   -    - 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, diluted   8,774,263    8,733,896 
           
Net profit/(loss) per common share – basic and diluted  $0.02   $(0.03)

 

The diluted net profit/(loss) per common share is the same as the basic net profit/(loss) per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 as all potential common shares including stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive and are therefore excluded from the computation of diluted net profit/(loss) per common share. There were no securities that could potentially dilute basic net profit/(loss) per common share in the future that were not included in the computation of diluted net profit/(loss) per common share because of anti-dilutive effect for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

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NOTE 12.INCOME TAXES

 

Income is subject to taxation in various countries in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate or are incorporated. The profit/ (loss) before income taxes by geographical locations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were summarized as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Consolidated and unaudited) 
         
United States  $39,637   $(44,803)
Foreign   127,028    (178,922)
   $166,665   $(223,725)

 

Other than the United States, the Company is subject to taxation in Hong Kong and PRC. Under Hong Kong tax laws, deferred tax assets are recognized for tax loss carried forward to the extent that the realization of the related tax benefit through future taxable profits is probable. These tax losses do not expire under current Hong Kong tax legislation. Under PRC tax laws, tax losses may be carried forward for 5 years and no carry-back is allowed. At March 31, 2020 the Company does not have available tax losses in the Hong Kong and PRC to utilize for future taxable profits.

 

At March 31, 2020, the Company had an unused net operating loss carryforward of approximately $21,622,955 for income tax purposes, which expires from 2024. This net operating loss carryforward may result in future income tax benefits of approximately $4,540,821 however, because realization is uncertain at this time, a valuation allowance in the same amount has been established. Deferred income taxes reflect the net effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.

 

Significant components of the Company’s deferred tax liabilities and assets of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are as follows:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Deferred tax liabilities  $-   $- 
Deferred tax assets:           
Effect of net operating loss carried forward    4,540,821    4,549,144 
Less: valuation allowance   (4,540,821)   (4,549,144)
Net deferred tax assets  $-   $- 

 

Movement of valuation allowance:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
         
At the beginning of the year   $4,549,144   $4,513,795 
(Deductions)/Additions    (8,323)   35,349 
At the end of the period/year  $4,540,821   $4,549,144 

 

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NOTE 13.SUBSEQUENT EVENT

 

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus surfaced, and has spread around the world, with resulting business and social disruption. The coronavirus was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization on January 30, 2020. The operations and business results of the Company could be materially adversely affected. The extent to which the coronavirus may impact business activity will depend on future developments, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and the actions required to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others.

 

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Directors and Majority of stockholders of the Company approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 26,666,667 to 100,000,000,000.

 

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

 

Special Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including the following “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include, among others, those concerning our expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those anticipated, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “targets”, “optimistic”, “intend”, “aim”, “will” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include risks related to our potential inability to raise additional capital; changes in domestic and foreign laws, regulations and taxes; uncertainties related to China’s legal system and economic, political and social events in China; Securities and Exchange Commission regulations which affect trading in the securities of “penny stocks”; changes in economic conditions, including a general economic downturn or a downturn in the securities markets; and any of the factors and risks mentioned in the “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and in Part 2, Item 1A of this Form 10-Q. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 

In December 2019, an outbreak of COVID-19 was identified in China and was subsequently recognized as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) on March 11, 2020. Since that time, COVID-19 has spread around the world and throughout the United States, including in the regions and countries in which we operate. Federal, state and local governments in the U.S and around the world have imposed restrictions on travel and business operations and are advising or requiring individuals to limit or eliminate time outside of their homes. Temporary closures of businesses have also been ordered in certain jurisdictions, and other businesses have temporarily closed voluntarily. These actions expanded significantly in March and April of 2020 throughout the U.S. Consequently, the COVID-19 outbreak has severely restricted the level of economic activity in the U.S. and around the world.

 

The outbreak has resulted in authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the virus, such as quarantines and shelter in place orders. These measures may remain in place for a significant period of time and adversely affect our business, operations and financial condition as well as the business, operations and financial conditions of our business partners. The spread of the virus has also caused us to modify our business practices (including employee work locations and cancellation of physical participation in meetings) in ways that may be detrimental to our business (including working remotely and its attendant cybersecurity risks). We may take further actions as may be required by government authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the virus or otherwise be satisfactory to government authorities.

 

There has been no material adverse impact on the Company’s first quarter 2020 results of operations to date. The effect of COVID-19 and related events, those not yet known or knowable, could have a negative effect on the stock price, business prospects, financial condition, and results of operations of the Company, including as a result of quarantines, market volatility, market downturns and business closures.

 

For the reasons discussed above, the Company cannot reasonably estimate with any degree of certainty the future impact COVID-19 may have on the Company’s results of operations, financial position, and liquidity. Notwithstanding any actions by national, state, and local governments to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 or by the Company to address the adverse impacts of COVID-19, there can be no assurance that any of the foregoing activities will be successful in mitigating or preventing significant adverse effects on the Company.

 

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Use of Terms

 

Except as otherwise indicated by the context, references in this report to:

 

 

lBVI” are references to the British Virgin Islands;
lChina” and “PRC” are to the People’s Republic of China;
lthe “Company”, “NCN”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, are references to Network CN Inc., a Delaware corporation and its direct and indirect subsidiaries: NCN Group Limited, or NCN Group, a BVI limited company; NCN Media Services Limited, a BVI limited company; NCN Group Management Limited, or NCN Group Management, a Hong Kong limited company; Crown Winner International Limited, or Crown Winner, a Hong Kong Limited company, and its subsidiary, and its variable interest entity, Xingpin Shanghai Advertising Limited; Crown Eagle Investments Limited, a Hong Kong limited company;; Cityhorizon Limited, or Cityhorizon Hong Kong, a Hong Kong limited company, and its subsidiary, Huizhong Lianhe Media Technology Co., Ltd., or Lianhe, a PRC limited company; Chuanghua Shanghai advertising Limited, a PRC limited company; NCN Huamin Management Consultancy (Beijing) Company Limited, or NCN Huamin, a PRC limited company; and the Company’s variable interest entity, Beijing Huizhong Bona Media Advertising Co., Ltd., or Bona, a PRC limited company;
lNCN Management Services” are references to NCN Management Services Limited, a BVI limited company;
lRMB” are to the Renminbi, the legal currency of China;
lthe “Securities Act” are to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and the “Exchange Act” are to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
lU.S. dollar”, “$” and “US$” are to the legal currency of the United States.

 

Overview of Our Business

 

Our mission is to become a nationwide leader in providing out-of-home advertising in China, primarily serving the needs of branded corporate customers. Our business direction to not just selling air-time for its media panels but also started working closely with property developers in media planning for the property at the very early stage. As a media planner we share the advertising profits with the property developers without paying significant rights fees, so we expect to achieve a positive return from these projects.

 

To address these unfavorable market conditions, we continue to implement cost-cutting measures, including reductions in our workforce, office rentals, selling and marketing related expenses and other general and administrative expenses. We have also re-assessed the commercial viability of each of our concession rights contracts and have terminated those of our concession rights that we determined were no longer commercially viable due to high annual fees. Management has also successfully negotiated some reductions in advertising operating rights fees under remaining contracts.

 

For more information relating to our business, please refer to Part I, “Item 1 - Business” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Recent Development

 

Completes Additional Private Placement

 

On March 28, 2019, the Company sold an aggregate of 35,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) to 9 foreign investors (the “New Investors”) pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement between the Company and the New Investors, dated March 28, 2019. The purchase price paid by the New Investor for the Shares were $1.50 or $1.88 per Share for an aggregate sum of sixty-three thousand, three hundred and seventy-five U.S. dollars and thirty cents (US$63,375). Net proceeds from the financing will be used for general corporate purposes.

 

On August 16, 2019, the Company sold 5,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) to a foreign investor (the “Investor”) pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement between the Company and the Investor, dated August 16, 2019. The purchase price paid by the Investors for the Shares was $1.875 per Share for an aggregate sum of nine thousand three hundred and seventy-five U.S. dollars (US$9,375). Net proceeds from the financing have been used for general corporate purposes.

 

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The offering was made pursuant to an exemption from registration with the SEC pursuant to Regulation S. The securities have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws and unless so registered may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws. The Company did not grant any registration rights to the new shareholders with respect to the Shares in the offering.

 

Issuance of Convertible Promissory Note

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement with Tsang Wai Yee Terri (“the Subscriber”) under which the Subscriber agreed to purchase the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement from the Company for an agreement purchase price of six hundred and forty-five thousand US Dollars ($645,000). On the same date, the Company signed the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement under which the Company may sell and issue to the Subscriber up to an aggregate maximum amount of $645,000 in principal amount of Convertible Notes prior to January 13, 2025. The Convertible Promissory Notes issued to the Investor are convertible at the holder’s option into shares of Company common stock at $1.00 per share.

 

Identification of New projects

 

On January 20, 2020, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent with Earthasia Worldwide Holdings Limited (the “Seller”) that the Company will acquire 100% of the Seller’s issued and outstanding stock owned by the shareholders of the Seller and the Seller will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Seller and Seller’s shareholders shall receive ordinary shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Company Shares”) upon the closing of the Acquisition, in exchange for all of the Seller Shares. It is agreed that the total number of ordinary shares to be received by the Seller is subject to valuation basing on audited financials of the Seller. It is also agreed that the parties shall negotiate in good faith a bonus package for Seller’s advisory.

 

Increase of authorized capital

 

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Directors and Majority of stockholders of the Company approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 26,666,667 to 100,000,000,000.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following results of operations is based upon and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in Part I – Financial Information, “Item 1. Financial Statement.” All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.

 

Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019

 

General and Administrative Expenses General and administrative expenses primarily consist of compensation related expenses (including salaries paid to executive and employees, employee bonuses and other staff welfare and benefits, rental expenses, depreciation expenses, fees for professional services, travel expenses and miscellaneous office expenses). General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased by 0.28% to $77,204, as compared to $76,984 for the corresponding prior year period. No significant change in general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 2020 compared to March 31, 2019.

 

Stock based compensation for services – Stock-based compensation for services is stock granted to directors, executive officers and employees for services rendered calculated in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification, or ASC, Topic 718, Stock-based compensation for services was $nil and $3,169 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the stock-based compensation was mainly due stock had been granted for services rendered for private placement during the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Gain from write-off of long aged payables – Gain from write-off of long-aged payables for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $386,772, compared to $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2019. We believe the obligation for future settlement for such long-aged payables is remote and therefore wrote them off.

 

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Interest and Other Debt-Related Expenses Interest expense and other debt-related expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased to $142,903, or by 0.47%, as compared to $143,575 for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease was mainly due to the decreased in short term loans interest rate from a loan with the amount of HK$1,000,000.

 

Income Taxes The Company derives all of its income in the PRC and is subject to income tax in the PRC. No income tax was recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, because the Company and all of its subsidiaries and variable interest entities operated at a taxable loss during the respective periods.

 

Net Loss – The Company incurred a net profit of $166,665 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to a net loss of $223,725 for the corresponding prior year period. The increase in net profit was driven by the increase in gain from write-off of long aged payables.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2020, we had cash of $5,491, as compared to $5,510 as of December 31, 2019, a decrease of $19 with the increase of settlement of accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables.

 

The following table sets forth a summary of our cash flows for the periods indicated:

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2020   March 31, 2019 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(644,871)  $(61,673)
Net cash provided by financing activities   645,000    63,375 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (148)   74 
Net (decrease)/increase in cash   (19)   1,776 
Cash, beginning of period   5,510    22,684 
Cash, end of period  $5,491   $24,460 

 

Operating Activities

 

Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $644,871, as compared to net cash used in operating activities amounting to $61,673 for the corresponding prior year period. This was mainly attributable to increase in repayment for accrued short term loan interest during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Our cash flow projections indicate that our current assets and projected revenues from our existing project will not be sufficient to fund operations over the next twelve months. This raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. We intend to rely on Keywin’s exercise of its outstanding option to purchase $2 million in shares of our common stock or on the issuance of additional equity and debt securities as well as on our note holders’ exercise of their conversion option to convert our notes to our common stock, in order to fund our operations. However, it may be difficult for us to raise funds in the current economic environment. We cannot give assurance that we will be able to generate sufficient revenue or raise new funds, or that Keywin will exercise its option before its expiration and our note holders will exercise their conversion option before the note is due. In any such case, we may not be able to continue as a going concern.

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $nil.

 

Financing Activities

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $645,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $63,375 for the corresponding prior year period. The increase was mainly due to increase in proceeds from convertible promissory note and no proceeds from short-term loans for financing our operations during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

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Short-term Loan

 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company recorded an aggregated amount of $2,951,765 short-term loans. Those loans were borrowed from an unrelated individual. Those loans with an aggregate amount of $2,823,560 are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and shall be repayable in one month and loan with an aggregate amount of $128,205 is unsecured, bear a yearly interest of 1% and shall be repayable in one month. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on the due date. Up to the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, we did not acquire equipment.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

The following table presents certain payments due under contractual obligations with minimum firm commitments as of March 31, 2020:

 

   Payments due by period 
   Total  

Due in

2020

  

Due in

2021 – 2022

  

Due in

2022-2023

   Thereafter 
Debt Obligations (a)  $5,645,000   $5,000,000   $     -   $     -   $645,000 
Short Term Loan (b)   2,951,765    2,951,765    -    -    - 

 

(a) Debt Obligations. We issued an aggregate of $5,000,000 in 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in April 2009 to our investors and such 1% Convertible Promissory Notes matured on April 1, 2016. For details, please refer to the Note 7 of the consolidated financial statements.

 

(b) Short Term Loan. We have entered into short-term loan agreements with an unrelated individual-. Those loans with an aggregate amount of $2,823,560 are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and shall be repayable in one month and loan with an aggregate amount of $128,205 is unsecured, bear a yearly interest of 1% and shall be repayable in one month. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on the due date. Up to the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect. These pronouncements did not have any material impact on the consolidated financial statements unless otherwise disclosed, and we do not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to our investors.

 

ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that are designed to ensure that information that would be required to be disclosed in Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including to our Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act, our management evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2020. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of March 31, 2020, and as of the date that the evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was completed, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to satisfy the objectives for which they are intended.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

We regularly review our system of internal control over financial reporting and make changes to our processes and systems to improve controls and increase efficiency, while ensuring that we maintain an effective internal control environment. Changes may include such activities as implementing new, more efficient systems, consolidating activities, and migrating processes.

 

There has been no change to our internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these, or other matters, may arise from time to time that may harm our business.

 

ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS.

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in Item 1A of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, other than as disclosed below. Additional risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties not presently known to us, or that we currently deem immaterial, could also have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and/or results of operations.

 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Since that time, COVID-19 has spread around the world and throughout the United States, including in the regions and communities in which we operate. Federal, state and local governments in the U.S and around the world have imposed restrictions on travel and business operations and are advising or requiring individuals to limit or eliminate time outside of their homes. Temporary closures of businesses have also been ordered in certain jurisdictions, and other businesses have temporarily closed voluntarily. These actions expanded significantly in March and April of 2020 throughout the U.S. Consequently, the COVID-19 outbreak has severely restricted the level of economic activity in the U.S. and around the world.

 

The outbreak has resulted in authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the virus, such as quarantines and shelter in place orders. The spread of the virus has caused us to modify our business practices (including employee work locations and cancellation of physical participation in meetings) in ways that may be detrimental to our business (including working remotely and its attendant cybersecurity risks). We may take further actions as may be required by government authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the virus or otherwise be satisfactory to government authorities.

 

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Our existing cash and cash equivalents together with highly liquid current assets are insufficient to fund the Company’s operations for the next twelve months. The Company will need to rely upon some combination of cash generated from the Company’s operations, the proceeds from the potential exercise of the outstanding option held by Keywin Holdings Limited (“Keywin”) to purchase $2 million in shares of the Company’s common stock, or proceeds from the issuance of the Company’s equity and debt securities as well as the exercise of the conversion option by the Company’s note holders to convert the notes to the Company’s common stock, in order to maintain the Company’s operations. However, it may be difficult for us to raise funds in the current economic environment. If adequate capital is not available to us, our operations and financial condition could be adversely impacted.

 

The effect of COVID-19 and related events, including those described above and those not yet known or knowable, could have a negative effect on our stock price, business prospects, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

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

 

We have not sold any equity securities during the quarter ended March 31, 2020 which sale was not previously disclosed in a current report on Form 8-K filed during that period.

 

ITEM 3.DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5.OTHER INFORMATION.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 6.EXHIBITS.

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of this report or incorporated by reference:

 

Exhibit No.   Description
31.1   Certifications of Principal Executive Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
31.2   Certifications of Principal Financial Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.1   Certifications of Principal Executive Officer furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.2   Certifications of Principal Financial Officer furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
101 *   Financial statements and footnotes of Network CN Inc. for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (furnished herewith)

 

* Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the interactive data files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 

Date: May 14, 2020 NETWORK CN INC.
     
     
  By:  /s/ Earnest Leung
  Earnest Leung, Chief Executive Officer
 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

  By:  /s/ Shirley Cheng
  Shirley Cheng, Chief Financial Officer
 

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal

Accounting Officer)

 

 

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