Form 10-K for ENERTOPIA CORP.
Results of OperationsThe following discussion should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and the related notes that appear elsewhere in this annual report. The following discussion contains forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, estimates and beliefs. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in the forward looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to; those discussed below and elsewhere in this annual report, particularly in the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 10 of this annual report.
Our audited consolidated financial statements are stated in United States Dollars and are prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Results of Operations for our Years Ended August 31, 2014 and 2013 Our net loss and comprehensive loss for our year ended August 31, 2014, for our year ended August 31, 2013 and the changes between those periods for the respective items are summarized as follows: 44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Year Ended Year Ended Change Between August 31, August 31, Year Ended 2014 2013 August 31, 2014 $ $ and Year Ended August 31, 2013 $ Revenue $ Nil $ Nil $ Nil Other (income)expenses 2,281,986 388,585 1,893,401 General and administrative 2,359,019 342,319 2,016,700 Interest expense 4,745 6,874 (2,129) Exploration Costs Nil 13,380 (13,380) Impairment of long-term 469,048 55,931 413,117 investment Consulting fees 1,780,866 189,089 1,591,777 Professional Fees 122,747 60,327 62,420 Net Income (loss) (4,641,005) (730,904) (3,910,101)
The increase in other income expenses for our year ended August 31, 2014, relates to the issuance of Lexaria common shares to the Company that have gone down in fair market value, The Green Canvas Joint Venture expenses on the medical marijuana license applications, the write off of the WTI deal and the write down of the World of Marihuana Joint Venture termination that occurred subsequent to year end discussed in notes to the financial statements in 8 and
17. The other income costs have increased by $1,893,401 for the year ended August 31, 2014 compared to August 31, 2013.
General and Administrative
Our general and administrative expenses were higher by $2,016,700 for our year ended August 31, 2014 compared to August 31, 2013. The increased costs were largely due to new consulting contracts and granting stock options to various consultants. In addition the Company incurred increased costs of $170,777 for advertising, $44,184 for investor relations, $45,147 for rent, $51,182 for fees, $32,902 for training and conference, $56,593 for travel and $122,747 in professional fees for the year ended August 31, 2014. These increased costs are due to the Company’s entrance into the Medical Marijuana business sector, and thus entering into definitive joint venture agreements and letter of intents with various parties.
There was a increase in legal fees for our year ended August 31, 2014 by $76,180 compared to the prior year due to financings, registration statements and additional legal advice required for the medical marijuana business.
There was a slight increase in interest expense for our year ended August 31, 2014 by $2,129 compared to the prior year.
There were no exploration costs for our year ended August 31, 2014 compared to prior year due to the Company cancelling both Copper Hills and Mildred Peak leases.
Impairment of Long-Term InvestmentFor the year ended August 31, 2014, there was a write off of the WTI deal and from the termination of the World of Marihuana joint venture subsequent to year end. For the year ended August 31, 2013, the Company wrote down GSWPS.
Consulting Fees There is an increase in consulting fees for the year ended August 31, 2014 compared to August 31, 2013 by $1,591,777 due new consulting agreements and stock based compensation required for the entrance in the medical marijuana business. The increased costs are associated with the medical marijuana business sector. The Company has entered into various joint venture agreements, advisor and consulting agreements which has increased our costs. Liquidity and Financial Condition Working Capital At At August 31, August 31, 2014 2013 Current assets $ 1,488,227 $ 54,469 Current liabilities 579,826 525,918 Working capital surplus/(deficit) $ 908,401 $ (471,449 ) Cash Flows Year Ended August 31, August 31 2014 2013 Cash flows (used in) operating activities $ (2,201,179 ) (72,751 ) Cash flows (used in) investing activities 3,734 (40,000 ) Cash flows from financing activities 3,084,226 100,400 Net increase (decrease) in cash during year $ 886,781 (12,351 )
Net cash used in operating activities was $2,201,179 for our year ended August 31, 2014 compared with cash used in operating activities of $72,751 in 2013. The increase in net cash used in operating activities is due to our Company increase in accounts payable, prepaid expenses and WOM joint venture termination compared to August 31, 2013.
Net cash provided from investing activities was $3,734 for our year ended August 31, 2014 compared to net cash used in investing activities of $40,000 in the same period in 2013. The increase in funds used was for investing activities was in the joint ventures for the medical marijuana business.
Net cash provided by financing activities was $3,028,324 for our year ended August 31, 2014 compared to $100,400 in the same period in 2013. This increase is primarily due to financings, warrant exercises and options exercised.
As a “smaller reporting company”, we are not required to provide tabular disclosure obligations.
Going ConcernOur financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. We have a net loss of $4,641,005 for the year ended August 31, 2014 [2013 – net loss of $730,904] and at August 31, 2014 had a deficit accumulated during the exploration stage of $10,765,663 [2013 – $6,124,658]. We generated revenue of $nil for the year ended August 31, 2014 [2013 – $nil]. We have working capital surplus of $908,401 as at August 31, 2014 [2013 – working capital deficit $471,449]. We require additional funds to maintain our existing operations and to acquire new business assets. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in this regard are to raise equity and debt financing as required, but there is no certainty that such financing will be available or that it will be available at acceptable terms. The outcome of these matters cannot be predicted at this time and the financing environment is exceptionally difficult.
These financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
At this time, we cannot provide investors with any assurance that we will be able to raise sufficient funding from the sale of our common stock or through a loan from our directors to meet our obligations over the next twelve months. We do not have any arrangements in place for any future debt or equity financing.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We have no significant 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 stockholders.
Critical Accounting Policies
The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are affected by management’s application of accounting policies. We believe that understanding the basis and nature of the estimates and assumptions involved with the following aspects of our financial statements is critical to an understanding of our financial statements.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In December, 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-11, “Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities”, in an effort to improve comparability between US GAAP and IFRS financial statements with regard to the presentation of offsetting assets and liabilities on the statement of financial position arising from financial and derivative instruments, and repurchase agreements. The ASU establishes additional disclosures presenting the gross amounts of recognized assets and liabilities, offsetting amounts, and the net balance reflected in the statement of financial position. Descriptive information regarding the nature and rights of the offset must also be disclosed. This guidance is effective as of the beginning of a fiscal year that begins after January 1, 2013. The adoption of the new guidance is not expected to have an impact on the Company’s financial statements.
In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220); Reporting of Amounts Reclassified out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” This updated guidance improves the reporting of significant items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income and requires an entity to present, either on the face of the statement where net income is presented or in the notes, separately for each component of comprehensive income, the current period reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income by the respective line items of net income affected by the reclassification. The updated guidance is effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. The adoption of the new guidance is not expected to have an impact on the Company’s financial statements.
In March 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2013-05, “Foreign Currency Matters (Topic 830); Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity.” This guidance applies to the release of the cumulative translation adjustment into net income when a parent either sells a part or all of its investment in a foreign entity or no longer holds a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets that is a business (other than a sale of in substance real estate or conveyance of oil and gas mineral rights) within a foreign entity. ASU No. 2013-05 is effective prospectively for fiscal years (and interim reporting periods within those years) beginning after December 15, 2013. We will adopt this guidance beginning with our fiscal quarter starting from March 1, 2014. The adoption of the new guidance does not have an impact on the Company’s financial statements.In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-11, Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. This new guidance provides specific financial statement presentation requirements of an unrecognized tax benefit when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists. The guidance states that an unrecognized tax benefit in those circumstances should be presented as a reduction to the deferred tax asset. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. Early adoption is permitted. The Company does not believe that the adoption of this guidance does not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
FASB ASU 2013-12, “Definition of a Public Business Entity (An Addition to the Master lossary),” was issued December 2013 and the amendment provides a single definition of public business entity for use in future financial accounting and reporting guidance. There is no actual effective date for the amendment, however, the term public business entity will be used in future ASUs. The ASU did not have a significant impact to the Company.
FASB ASU 2014-06, “Technical Corrections and Improvements related to the Glossary Terms,” The new guidance is designed to clarify the Master Glossary of the Codification. ASU 2014-06 is not intended to significantly change U.S. GAAP and there was no significant impact to the Company upon adoption.
FASB ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” was issued May 2014 and updates the principles for recognizing revenue. The ASU will supersede most of the existing revenue recognition requirements in U.S. GAAP and will require entities to recognize revenue at an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to a customer. This ASU also amends the required disclosures of the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that period. Early adoption is not permitted under U.S. GAAP. The Company is determining its implementation approach and evaluating the potential impacts of the new standard on its existing revenue recognition policies and procedures.
FASB ASU 2014-12, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period,” was issued June 2014. This guidance was issued to resolve diversity in accounting for performance targets. A performance target in a share-based payment that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period should be accounted for as a performance condition and should not be reflected in the award’s grant date fair value. Compensation cost should be recognized over the required service period, if it is probable that the performance condition will be achieved. The guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and interim periods within those annual periods. The Company does not anticipate a significant impact upon adoption.
FASB ASU 2014-15, “Presentation of Financial Statements-Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40) Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” which was issued September 2014. This provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going-concern uncertainties in the financial statements. The new standard requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued. An entity must provide certain disclosures if conditions or events raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The ASU applies to all entities and is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not anticipate a significant impact upon adoption.Other accounting standards that have been issued or proposed by the FASB or other standards-setting bodies that do not require adoption until a future date are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements upon adoption.
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