Form 10-K/A for CHUMA HOLDINGS, INC.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONThe following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes. It is intended to provide information about Chuma’s financial condition and results of operations for the year end November 30, 2014. Some of the information contained in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and elsewhere in this report, includes forward-looking statements based on our current management’s expectations. There can be no assurance that actual results, outcomes, or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may cause results to differ are described in the forward-looking statements cautionary language on page two of this report.
Pre Cannabis Industry
The Company was incorporated in Nevada on February 14, 2006, under the name XTOL Energy Inc. On October 10, 2007, the Company changed its name to LAUD Resources Inc. On June 23, 2008, the Company changed its name to MASS Petroleum Inc. through a name change.
On November 15, 20l3, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Dyna Nutra, Inc., a Florida corporation (“Dyna”), where the Company would change its name to Dyna and carry on the business of Dyna as its primary business. On March 6, 2014, the name change merger between the Company and Dyna took effect in the State of Nevada, and the Company’s name became Dyna Nutra, Inc. Ultimately, although the name change had gone effective with the State of Nevada, the Company and Dyna Nutra were unable to close the Share Exchange Agreement and consummate the contemplated transaction. On March 19, 2014, the Company requested to withdraw its application with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) regarding this name change.
Until the Company’s entry into the Cannabis Industry, the Company’s principal business was the acquisition and exploration of oil and gas properties located in the United States. In fact, effective May 30, 2014, the Company assigned its only remaining oil and gas interests, a 2.34% non-operating interest, to a third party. Now, the Company’s principal business focuses on financing, servicing and certification solutions in the legal cannabis industry.
Entry into the Cannabis Industry
On March 20, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an Agreement and Plan of Merger to merge with a newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, CannaMed Corporation. The purpose of this merger, and the incorporation of the subsidiary, was solely to effectuate a name change. The Company remained the surviving entity. The name change to CannaMed Corporation became effective on April 7, 2014. The Company was quoted over the counter under the symbol MDMJ until August 29, 2014. At this time, the Company became aware of a California company operating in the cannabis sector with a similar name, Cannamed. In order to avoid confusion between these two entities, the Company rebranded its name to, Chuma Holdings, Inc. The name change was accomplished through a merger with the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chuma Holdings, Inc., that became effective on August 29, 2014. CannaMed Corporation is the surviving entity in the merger, but it will continue with the new name, Chuma Holdings Inc., and new ticker symbol (CHUM). Only the Company’s name was changed in the Articles of Incorporation. In connection with the name change, FINRA assigned the Company a new CUSIP number (171326101).
The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries 1849, Cal-West, PSA, and CAGI, provides financing and turnkey support solutions to lawfully operating participants in the United States’ legal cannabis industry. At this time, the Company’s focus is on California. Although the Company provides services to the industry, it does not grow, transport, harvest, or sell cannabis. Furthermore, it does not currently maintain an ownership interest in any marijuana dispensaries.
On the financing side, the Company, through its subsidiaries, offers capital to dispensaries, producers, property owners, and other legal cannabis industry participants. In an industry where traditional banking opportunities are limited, the Company provides lines of credit, property financing, and commercial loans. For example, the Company’s subsidiary, Cal-West, provided financing to five entities for the acquisition of agricultural property in Northern California in exchange for promissory notes. The Company is especially interested in helping entrepreneurs start legal cannabis businesses, as new operations are more likely to be in need of services (e.g., compliance consulting, inventory management, and tax planning) offered by the Company and its experienced team. Some, but not all of these loans, are secured. The Company makes funding available only to those deemed compliant by the Company’s management.
Chuma, through Cal-West, also offers property management services to landowners in the legal cannabis industry. Cal-West’s property management capabilities include tenant screening, rent collection, property improvements, general maintenance and repair. The Company presently has five Exclusive Leasing and Property Management Agreements with five year terms in place with agricultural landowners. Monthly management fees equal to $1,167 are due Cal-West under each of these five agreements and may be payable by the landowner pursuant to a revolving promissory note for a period not exceeding 24 months. Property management pricing for new clients will vary depending on the type of property and the particular client’s needs.
On the services side, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides compliance solutions, management, accounting, human resources, tax planning, and operational consulting. The following below is a summary of the types of services the Company offers:
Funding and Financing Solutions
Our goal is to become the funding and financing service partner of choice in the legal California cannabis market before expanding nationwide if and when applicable state and federal laws allow us to do so. We offer financing and financial aid to collectives, dispensaries, producers, and product businesses in the legal cannabis industry with alternative funding and financing solutions. In the evolving legal cannabis industry, where traditional banking opportunities are grossly limited, we step in to provide the “traditional” bank lending services; lines of credit, property financing, and/or commercial loans. Businesses and individuals seeking funding and financing solutions are qualified and scored based on their experience, current operations, financial records, and compliance grades given by our proprietary compliance engine that complies with all state governance rules. After this evaluation, we assign them a Chuma Compliance Index (“CCI”) Score, a 130 point rating system that determines their eligibility for assistance. This score helps us determine which service and financing package we are able to offer to these businesses or individuals.