Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
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Nov. 30, 2018
|Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||
Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements are unaudited and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and reflect all adjustments, which consist solely of normal recurring adjustments, needed to fairly present the financial results for these periods. The consolidated financial statements and notes thereto are presented as prescribed by Form 10-Q. Accordingly, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been omitted. The accompanying consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements for the fiscal years ended May 31, 2018 and 2017 and notes thereto in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 2018 and September 28, 2018, respectively. Operating results for the three months ended November 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year. In the opinion of management, all adjustments have been made, which consist only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of (a) the results of operations for the three and six months ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017, (b) the financial position at November 30, 2018 and (c) cash flows for the six month periods ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017.
Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, CytoDyn Operations Inc., Advanced Genetic Technologies, Inc. (“AGTI”) and CytoDyn Veterinary Medicine LLC (“CVM”), of which both AGTI and CVM are dormant entities. All intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation.
Certain prior year amounts shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2018 presentation. These reclassifications did not have any effect on total current assets, total assets, total current liabilities, total liabilities, total stockholders’ (deficit) equity, net loss or loss per share.
The consolidated accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company had losses for all periods presented. The Company incurred a net loss of $28,718,950 for the six months ended November 30, 2018 and has an accumulated deficit of $201,858,345 as of November 30, 2018. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. The Company’s continuation as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to obtain additional operating capital, complete development of its product candidates, obtain U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval, outsource manufacturing of the product candidates, and ultimately achieve initial revenues and attain profitability. The Company is currently engaging in significant research and development activities related to these product candidates, and expects to incur significant research and development expenses in the future primarily related to its clinical trials. These research and development activities are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. The Company intends to finance its future development activities and its working capital needs largely from the sale of equity and debt securities, combined with additional funding from other traditional sources. There can be no assurance, however, that the Company will be successful in these endeavors.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash is maintained at federally insured financial institutions and, at times, balances may exceed federally insured limits. The Company has never experienced any losses related to these balances. Balances in excess of federally insured limits at November 30, 2018 and May 31, 2018 approximated $0.5 million and $1.1 million, respectively.
Identified Intangible Assets
The Company follows the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC Topic 350 Intangibles-Goodwill and Other, which establishes accounting standards for the impairment of long-lived assets such as intangible assets subject to amortization. The Company reviews long-lived assets to be held and used for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable. If the sum of the undiscounted expected future cash flows over the remaining useful life of a long-lived asset group is less than its carrying value, the asset is considered impaired. Impairment losses are measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset group exceeds the fair value of the asset. There were no impairment charges for the six months ended November 30, 2018 and 2017. The value of the Company’s patents would be significantly impaired by any adverse developments as they relate to the clinical trials pursuant to the patents acquired as discussed in Notes 7 and 9.
Research and Development
Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. Clinical trial costs incurred through third parties are expensed as the contracted work is performed. Where contingent milestone payments are due to third parties under research and development collaboration arrangements or other contractual agreements, the milestone payment obligations are expensed when the milestone conditions are probable and the amount of payment is reasonably estimable.
The Company may scale-up and make commercial quantities of its product candidate prior to the date it anticipates that such product will receive final FDA approval. The scale-up and commercial production of pre-launch inventories involves the risk that such products may not be approved for marketing by the FDA on a timely basis, or ever. This risk notwithstanding, the Company may scale-up and build pre-launch inventories of product that have not yet received final governmental approval when the Company believes that such action is appropriate in relation to the commercial value of the product launch opportunity. The determination to capitalize is made once the Company (or its third party development partners) has filed a Biologics License Application (“BLA”) that has been acknowledged by the FDA as containing sufficient information to allow the FDA to conduct its review in an efficient and timely manner and management is reasonably certain that all regulatory and legal requirements will be satisfied. This determination is based on the particular facts and circumstances relating to the expected FDA approval of the drug product being considered. As of November 30, 2018 and May 31, 2018, the Company did not have pre-launch inventory that qualified for capitalization pursuant to U.S. GAAP ASC 330 “Inventory.”
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Fair Value Hierarchy
The three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value are as follows:
Level 1. Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2. Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets), or model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from or corroborated with observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs also include non-binding market consensus prices that can be corroborated with observable market data, as well as quoted prices that were adjusted for security-specific restrictions.
Level 3. Unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology are significant to the measurement of the fair value of assets or liabilities. These Level 3 inputs also include non-binding market consensus prices or non-binding broker quotes that the Company was unable to corroborate with observable market data.
Liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis by level within the fair value hierarchy as of November 30, 2018 and May 31, 2018 is as follows:
A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurements. These instruments are not quoted on an active market. The Company uses a Binomial Lattice Model to estimate the value of the warrant derivative liability and a Monte Carlo Simulation to value the derivative liability of the redemption provision within a convertible promissory note. These valuation models were used because management believes they reflect all the assumptions that market participants would likely consider in negotiating the transfer of the instruments. The Company’s derivative liabilities are classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy because certain unobservable inputs were used in the valuation models. The following is a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) during the six months ended November 30, 2018 and the year ended May 31, 2018:
U.S. GAAP requires companies to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for the award of equity instruments based on the fair value of the award at the date of grant. The expense is to be recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award (requisite service period) or when designated milestones have been achieved.
The Company accounts for stock-based awards established by the fair market value of the instrument using the Black-Scholes option pricing model utilizing certain weighted average assumptions including stock price volatility, expected term and risk-free interest rates, as of the grant date. The risk-free interest rate assumption is based upon observed interest rates appropriate for the expected term of the stock-based award. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock on monthly intervals. The computation of the expected option term is based on the “simplified method,” as the Company issuances are considered “plain vanilla” options. For stock-based awards with defined vesting, the Company recognizes compensation expense over the requisite service period or when designated milestones have been achieved. The Company estimates forfeitures at the time of grant and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods, if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. Based on limited historical experience of forfeitures, the Company estimated future unvested forfeitures at 0% for all periods presented. Periodically, the Company will issue restricted common stock to third parties as compensation for services rendered. Such stock awards are valued at fair market value on the effective date of the Company’s obligation.
On August 24, 2017, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, a proposal was approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of common stock from 350,000,000 to 375,000,000. On June 7, 2018, at a special meeting of stockholders, a proposal was approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of common stock of the Company from 375,000,000 to 450,000,000. Subsequent to each stockholders’ meeting, an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to give effect to each authorized share increase.
On November 8, 2018 at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, a proposal was approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of common stock from 450,000,000 to 600,000,000. Subsequent to the meeting, an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to give effect to the authorized share increase.
The Company’s Board of Directors is authorized to issue up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock without stockholder approval. As of November 30, 2018, the Company has authorized the issuance of 400,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 92,100 shares were outstanding. The remaining preferred shares authorized have no specified rights.
Treasury stock purchases are accounted for under the par value method, whereby the cost of the acquired stock is recorded at par value. During the year ended May 31, 2018, the Company purchased 159,011 shares of $0.001 par value treasury stock for shares tendered in satisfaction of income tax withholding, in connection with incentive compensation paid to certain officers in the form of common stock.
During the six months ended November 30, 2018 and the year ended May 31, 2018, the Company incurred approximately $0.6 million and $1.5 million of debt discount related to the issuance of convertible notes, as described in Note 4. The discount is amortized over the life of the convertible promissory notes. During the six months ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017, the Company recorded approximately $117,500 and $1.2 million of related amortization.
Debt Issuance Cost
During the six months ended November 30, 2018 and the year ended May 31, 2018, the Company incurred direct costs associated with the issuance of convertible notes, as described in Note 4, and recorded approximately $0.1 million and $0.4 million, respectively of debt issuance costs. In connection with the debt issuance costs, the Company recognized approximately $20,000 and $0.3 million of related amortization for the six months ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017, respectively.
The Company incurred direct incremental costs associated with the sale of equity securities, as described in Notes 10 and 11. The costs were approximately $3.5 million for the year ended May 31, 2018, and approximately $2.7 million and $0.6 million for the six months ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017, respectively. The offering costs were recorded as a component of equity upon receipt of proceeds.
Stock for Services
The Company periodically issues warrants to consultants for various services. The Black-Scholes option pricing model, as described more fully above, is utilized to measure the fair value of the equity instruments on the date of issuance. The Company recognizes the compensation expense associated with the equity instruments over the requisite service or vesting period.
Loss per Common Share
Basic loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per share would include the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding and potentially dilutive common stock equivalents. Because of the net losses for all periods presented, the basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding are the same since including the additional shares would have an anti-dilutive effect on the loss per share. For this reason, common stock options and warrants to purchase 155,836,676 and 87,551,801 shares of common stock were not included in the computation of basic and diluted weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the six months ended November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2017, respectively. Additionally, as of November 30, 2018, shares of Series B convertible preferred stock in the aggregate of 92,100 shares can potentially convert into 921,000 shares of common stock.
Deferred taxes are provided on the asset and liability method, whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss and tax credit carry forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Future tax benefits for net operating loss carry forwards are recognized to the extent that realization of these benefits is considered more likely than not. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.
The Company follows the provisions of FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) ASC 740-10 “Uncertainty in Income Taxes”. A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits has not been provided since there are no unrecognized benefits for all periods presented. The Company has not recognized interest expense or penalties as a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10. If there were an unrecognized tax benefit, the Company would recognize interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefit in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was enacted on December 22, 2017. The Act reduces the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective as of January 1, 2018. In accordance with Section 15 of the Internal Revenue Code, we utilized a blended rate of 28.62% for our fiscal 2018 tax year, by applying a prorated percentage of the number of days prior to and subsequent to the January 1, 2018 effective date. For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018, we recorded provisional charges for the re-measurement of the deferred tax assets and reduced our deferred taxes before the valuation allowance by $17,497,051 to our income tax expense. The net tax expense for the year ended May 31, 2018, is zero, due to the reduction in the deferred tax valuation allowance. For the year ending May 31, 2019 a deferred tax rate of 21% is being utilized and a corresponding valuation allowance adjustment is being recorded for the generation of deferred tax assets reversing in the future. For the three months ending November 30, 2018 the Company recorded a $2,826,919 deferred income tax benefit from a reduction in the Company’s deferred tax valuation allowance resulting from recording a deferred tax liability of $2,826,919 in connection with the acquisition of assets in the ProstaGene LLC transaction (see Note 7) . The deferred tax liability represents the tax effect of the difference in the carrying value of the assets and their tax basis at acquisition. The Company has a full valuation allowance on the Company’s net deferred tax assets as of November 30, 2018 and May 31, 2018, as management does not consider it more than likely than not that the benefits from the deferred taxes will be realized.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef