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VRUS Verus International

Filed: 20 Sep 21, 5:29pm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
  
 For the quarterly period ended July 31, 2021

 

Or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
  
 For the transition period from _______________________ to ___________________

 

Commission File Number 001-34106

 

VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 11-3820796

(State of

incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200

Gaithersburg, MD

 20878
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 329-2700

 

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

 

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

 

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 the filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).

Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See 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 ☐Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
 Emerging growth company

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act)

Yes ☒ No

 

As of September 17, 2021, there were 17,029,400 shares of the issuer’s common stock, $0.000001 par value per share, issued, as adjusted for a 1-for-500 reverse stock split which was completed and became effective on January 13, 2021.

 

 

 

 
 

 

VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  

Page

No.

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Item 1.Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Financial Statements4
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – July 31, 2021 (Unaudited) and October 31, 20204
 Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Operations – Three and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 and 20205
 Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Stockholders’ Equity – Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 and 20206
 Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows – Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 and 20208
 Notes to Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Financial Statements10
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations35
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk39
Item 4.Controls and Procedures39
   
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION40
Item 1.Legal Proceedings40
Item 1A.Risk Factors40
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds40
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities40
Item 5.Other Information40
Item 6.Exhibits41
   
SIGNATURES42

 

 

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements. Statements that include words such as “may,” “will,” “might,” “projects,” “expects,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “intends,” “hopes,” “aims,” “can,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “goal,” “potential,” “approximately,” “estimate,” “pro forma,” “continue” or “pursue” or the negative of these words or other words or expressions of similar meaning may identify forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief and any statement of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

 

These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the other documents referred to and relate to a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of management, are not guarantees of performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events and Verus International, Inc. (the “Company”) cannot assure you that the events or circumstances discussed or reflected in these statements will be achieved or will occur. Furthermore, if such forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by the Company or any other person that the Company will achieve its objectives and plans in any specified timeframe, or at all.

 

These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021 and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

 

 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Verus International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

  July 31, 2021  October 31, 2020 
  (Unaudited)    
Assets        
Current Assets        
Cash $69,480  $21,483 
Accounts receivable, net  5,524,873   4,933,322 
Inventory  85,667   60,378 
Prepaid expenses  84,518   170,874 
Other assets  9,434   8,629 
Assets of discontinued operations  41   453,809 
Total Current Assets  5,774,013   5,648,495 
Property and equipment, net  106,024   139,444 
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net  221,115   383,225 
Intangible asset, net  395,505   453,858 
Total Assets $6,496,657  $6,625,022 
         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $2,157,457  $2,138,666 
Operating lease liability  91,621   178,327 
Interest payable  296,962   161,427 
Due to officer  1,801   1,801 
Notes payable  1,517,497   1,337,925 
Convertible notes payable, net  538,610   387,193 
Derivative liability  699,797   180,404 
Liabilities of discontinued operations  160,448   592,072 
Total Current Liabilities  5,464,193   4,977,815 
         
Long-Term Liabilities        
Notes payable, net of current portion  -   34,826 
Operating lease liability, net of current portion  129,494   214,284 
Total Liabilities  5,593,687   5,226,925 
         
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 11)  -   - 
         
Stockholders’ Equity        
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 120,000,000 shares authorized and 28,944,601 shares issued and outstanding at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020  29   29 
         
Series B convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized and 0 shares issued and outstanding at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020  -   - 
         
Series C convertible preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized and 680,801 shares issued and outstanding at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020  1   1 
         
Common stock, $0.000001 par value; 7,500,000,000 shares authorized and 14,847,812 and 10,278,867 shares issued at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, respectively (as adjusted for a 1-for-500 reverse stock split as discussed in Note 1)  15   10 
         
Additional paid-in-capital  46,481,743   45,562,840 
Shares to be issued  43,100   - 
Accumulated deficit  (45,621,918)  (44,164,783)
Total Stockholders’ Equity  902,970   1,398,097 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $6,496,657  $6,625,022 

 

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

 

 

 

Verus International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

  2021  2020  2021  2020 
  For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended 
  July 31,  July 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Revenue $1,848,389  $5,915,587  $8,612,422  $16,712,149 
Cost of revenue  1,384,211   4,776,122   6,809,203   13,378,280 
Gross Profit  464,178   1,139,465   1,803,219   3,333,869 
Operating Expenses:                
Salaries and benefits  129,974   272,934   395,925   8,873,090 
Selling and promotions expense  85,775   157,579   224,276   286,544 
Legal and professional fees  23,840   157,133   38,816   550,527 
General and administrative  469,862   521,718   1,628,664   1,667,710 
Total Operating Expenses  709,451   1,109,364   2,287,681   11,377,871 
Operating (loss) income  (245,273)  30,101   (484,462)  (8,044,002)
Other (Expense) Income:                
Interest expense  (52,473)  (837,816)  (199,414)  (1,031,495)
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  (49,152)  (136,124)  (113,916)  (454,773)
Loss on extinguishment and settlement of convertible notes payable  (41,325)  -   (76,266)  (723,773)
(Loss) gain on change in fair value of derivative liability  (19,743)  -   8,229   - 
Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan  104,479   -   104,479   - 
Initial derivative liability expense  -   (86,000)  (800,213)  (86,000)
Gain on settlement of liabilities  -   -   104,774   - 
Total Other (Expense) Income  (58,214)  (1,059,940)  (972,327)  (2,296,041)
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes  (303,487)  (1,029,839)  (1,456,789)  (10,340,043)
Income taxes  -   -   -   - 
Loss from continuing operations  (303,487)  (1,029,839)  (1,456,789)  (10,340,043)
Discontinued operations (Note 13)                
Loss from discontinued operations  -   (300,074)  (346)  (806,279)
Net loss $(303,487) $(1,329,913) $(1,457,135) $(11,146,322)
                 
Loss per common share:                
Loss from continuing operations per common share – basic and diluted $(0.02) $(0.20) $(0.12) $(2.13)
                 
Loss from discontinued operations per common share – basic and diluted $-  $(0.05) $(0.00) $(0.17)
                 
Loss per common share – basic and diluted $(0.02) $(0.25) $(0.12) $(2.30)
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted  13,423,712   5,267,016   12,507,231   4,845,878 

 

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

 

 

 

Verus International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

 

  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Capital  Issued  Deficit  (Deficit) 
  

Preferred

Stock A

  

Preferred

Stock B

  

Preferred

Stock C

  Common Stock  

Additional

Paid-In

  

Common Stock

to be

  Accumulated  

Total

Stockholders’ Equity

 
  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Capital  Issued  Deficit  (Deficit) 
Balance, October 31, 2020  28,944,601  $29   -  $-   680,801  $1   10,278,867  $10  $45,562,840  $-  $(44,164,783) $1,398,097 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock                       1,685,917   2   464,652           464,654 
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to common stock  -       -       -                             
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to common stock, shares                                                
Shares issued from sale of common stock                                                
Beneficial conversion feature for conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock                                                
Shares to be issued for conversion of convertible promissory note to common stock                                                
Shares issued for sale of Common Stock, shares                                                
Shares issued under stock-based compensation                                                
Shares issued under stock- based compensation, shares                                                
Issuance of common stock for note payable issuance                                                
Stock-based compensation for restricted shares under employment contract                                                
Issuance of common stock for vendor services  -       -       -       67,728   -   18,964           18,964 
Shares of common stock to be issued for vendor services  -   -   -   -   -   -               13,100       13,100 
Net loss                                          (446,135)  (446,135)
Balance, January 31, 2021  28,944,601  $29   -  $-   680,801  $1   12,032,512  $12  $46,046,456  $13,100  $(44,610,918) $1,448,680 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock  -   -   -   -   -   -   312,256   -   118,658           118,658 
Issuance of common stock for note payable issuance                          400,000   1   87,999           88,000 
Stock-based compensation for restricted shares under employment contract  -       -       -               18,663           18,663 
Shares of common stock to be issued for vendor services  -       -       -                   15,000       15,000 
Net loss              -                           (707,513)  (707,513)
Balance, April 30, 2021  28,944,601  $29   -  $-   680,801  $1   12,744,768  $13  $46,271,776  $28,100  $(45,318,431) $981,488 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock  -   -   -   -   -   -   2,103,044   2   209,967           209,969 
Shares of common stock to be issued for vendor services  -       -       -                   15,000       15,000 
Net loss              -                           (303,487)  (303,487)
Balance, July 31, 2021  28,944,601  $29   -  $-   680,801  $1   14,847,812  $15  $46,481,743  $43,100  $(45,621,918) $902,970 

 

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

 

 

 

Verus International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

For the Three and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

 

  

Preferred

Stock A

  

Preferred

Stock B

  

Preferred

Stock C

  Common Stock  

Additional

Paid-In

  

Common Stock

to be

  Accumulated  

Total

Stockholders’ Equity

 
  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Shares  Par  Capital  Issued  Deficit  (Deficit) 
Balance, October 31, 2019  44,570,101  $45   -  $-   430,801  $-   4,611,557  $5  $27,568,220  $-  $(28,494,590) $(926,320)
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to common stock  (3,125,500)  (3)                            3       - 
Shares to be issued under stock-based compensation         -       -               2,253,238   90,000       2,343,238 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock                       30,196       877,039           877,039 
Shares issued from sale of common stock  -       -       -                             
Beneficial conversion feature for conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock  -       -       -                             
Shares to be issued for conversion of convertible promissory note to common stock  -   -   -   -   -   -               465,675       465,675 
Net loss                                          (2,503,288)  (2,503,288)
Balance, January 31, 2020  41,444,601  $42   -  $-   430,801  $-   4,641,753  $5  $30,698,497  $555,678  $(30,997,878) $256,344 
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to common stock  -       -       -       6,251       3   (3)      - 
Shares to be issued under stock-based compensation                                  6,606,312           6,606,312 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock  -       -       -       196,776       656,011   (465,675)      190,336 
Beneficial conversion feature for conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock  -   -   -   -   -   -           830,162           830,162 
Net loss                                          (7,313,120)  (7,313,120)
Balance, April 30, 2020  41,444,601  $42   -  $-   430,801  $-   4,844,780  $5  $38,790,985  $90,000  $(38,310,998) $570,034 
Conversion of Preferred Stock A to common stock  (12,500,000)  (13)                  25,000       13           - 
Conversion of convertible promissory notes to common stock                       968,404   1   1,068,311           1,068,312 
Shares issued from sale of common stock                       24,483       91,917           91,917 
Shares issued under stock-based compensation                       30,000       180,000   (90,000)      90,000 
Shares of common stock issued for vendor services  -   -   -   -   -   -   52,000       78,000           78,000 
Net loss                                          (1,329,913)  (1,329,913)
Balance, July 31, 2020  28,944,601  $29   -  $-   430,801  $-   5,944,667  $6  $40,209,226  $-  $(39,640,911) $568,350 

 

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

 

 

 

Verus International, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

  2021  2020 
  For the Nine Months Ended 
  July 31, 
  2021  2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss $(1,457,135) $(11,146,322)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:        
Initial derivative liability expense  800,213   86,000 
Amortization of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs  113,916   454,773 
Depreciation and amortization  91,773   178,605 
Loss on extinguishment and settlement of debt  76,266   723,773 
Amortization of beneficial conversion feature  -   830,162 
Gain on change in fair value of derivative liability  (8,229)  - 
Stock-based compensation  (25,523)  8,276,632 
Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan  (104,479)  - 
Gain on settlement of liabilities  (104,774)  - 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Increase in accounts receivable  (591,551)  (1,866,824)
(Increase) decrease in inventory  (25,289)  416,836 
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses  130,356   (261,363)
Increase in other assets  (805)  - 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses  384,775   287,821 
(Decrease) increase in right to use and lease obligation, net  (9,386)  10,956 
Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations  (729,872)  (2,008,951)
Net cash provided by operating activities of discontinued operations  22,144   168,072 
Net cash used in operating activities  (707,728)  (1,840,879)
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Capital expenditures  -   (3,115)
Investment in unconsolidated entity  -   (100,000)
Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations  -   (103,115)
Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations  -   (3,000)
Net cash used in investing activities  -   (106,115)
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable, net of commissions  578,400   1,221,500 
Proceeds from issuance of notes payable  240,325   354,480 
Proceeds from sale of common stock  -   91,917 
Payments applied to convertible promissory notes  (63,000)  - 
Net cash provided by financing activities of continuing operations  755,725   1,667,897 
         
Net increase in cash  47,997   (279,097)
Cash at beginning of period  21,483   330,151 
         
Cash at end of period $69,480  $51,054 
         
Supplemental disclosure:        
Cash paid for interest $18,765  $14,885 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  2021  2020 
  For the Nine Months Ended 
  July 31, 
  2021  2020 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash operating activities:        
         
Stock-based compensation for common stock and common stock warrant issuances recognized in prior periods $-  $777,176 
         
Stock-based compensation for common stock issuance for services rendered to be recognized in future periods $-  $63,742 
         
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:        
         
Common Stock issued in exchange for conversion of Series A Preferred Stock:        
Value $-  $16 
Shares  -   31,251 
         
Common Stock issued in exchange for conversion of convertible promissory note and accrued interest:        
Value (includes beneficial conversion feature) $793,279  $3,431,524 
Shares  4,101,218   1,195,376 
         
Common Stock issued for note payable issuance:        
Value $88,000  $- 
Shares  400,000   - 
         
Common Stock issued for vendor services:        
Value $18,964  $- 
Shares  67,728   - 
         
Common Stock to be issued for vendor services:        
Value $43,100  $- 
Shares  227,824   - 

 

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

 

 

 

VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Explanatory Note

 

All references to shares of our common stock contained herein have been adjusted to reflect a 1-for-500 reverse stock split which was completed and became effective on January 13, 2021.

 

Organization and Nature of Business

 

Verus International, Inc., including its wholly-owned subsidiaries, are collectively referred to herein as “Verus,” “VRUS”, “Company,” “us,” or “we.”

 

We were incorporated in the state of Delaware under the name Spectrum Gaming Ventures, Inc. on May 25, 1994. On October 10, 1995, we changed our name to Select Video, Inc. On October 24, 2007, we filed a Certificate of Ownership with the Delaware Secretary of State whereby Webdigs, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, was merged with and into us and we changed our name to Webdigs, Inc.

 

On October 9, 2012, we consummated a share exchange (the “Exchange Transaction”) with Monaker Group, Inc. (formerly known as Next 1 Interactive, Inc.), a Nevada corporation (“Monaker”) pursuant to which we received all of the outstanding equity in Attaché Travel International, Inc., a Florida corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Monaker (“Attaché”) in consideration for the issuance of 93 million shares of our newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to Monaker. Attaché owned approximately 80% of a corporation named RealBiz Holdings Inc. which is the parent corporation of RealBiz 360, Inc. (“RealBiz”). As a condition to the closing of the Exchange Transaction, on October 3, 2012, we filed a Certificate of Ownership with the Delaware Secretary of State whereby RealBiz Media Group, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, was merged with and into us and we changed our name to RealBiz Media Group, Inc.

 

On May 1, 2018, Verus Foods MENA Limited (“Verus MENA”) entered into a Share Purchase and Sale Agreement with a purchaser (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to which Verus MENA sold 75 shares (the “Gulf Agro Shares”) of Gulf Agro Trading, LLC (“Gulf Agro”), representing 25% of the common stock of Gulf Agro, to the Purchaser. In consideration for the Gulf Agro Shares, the Purchaser was assigned certain contracts executed during a specified period of time. Upon the consummation of the transaction contemplated by the Share Purchase and Sale Agreement, the Purchaser obtained a broader license for product distribution. All liabilities of Gulf Agro remained with Gulf Agro.

 

Since August 1, 2018, we, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Verus Foods, Inc., an international supplier of consumer food products, have been focused on international consumer packaged goods, foodstuff distribution and wholesale trade. Our fine food products are sourced in the United States and exported internationally. We market consumer food products under our own brands primarily to supermarkets, hotels, and other members of the wholesale trade. Initially, we focused on frozen foods, particularly meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and french fries with beverages as a second vertical, and during 2018, we added cold-storage facilities and began seeking international sources for fresh fruit, produce and similar perishables, as well as other consumer packaged foodstuff with the goal to create vertical farm-to-market operations. Verus has also begun to explore new consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) non-food categories, such as cosmetic and fragrances, for future product offerings.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued)

 

We currently have a significant regional presence in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and sub-Saharan Africa (excluding The Office of Foreign Assets Control restricted nations), with deep roots in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) countries, which includes the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Company’s long-term goal is to source goods and generate international wholesale and retail CPG sales in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

 

In addition to the foregoing, since our acquisition of Big League Foods, Inc. (“BLF”) during April 2019, pursuant to which we acquired a license with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (“MLB”) to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections, we sold pint size ice cream in grocery store-type packaging. In addition, under our confections product line, we sold gummi and chocolate candies. The MLB license covered all 30 MLB teams, and all of our products pursuant to such license featured “home team” packaging that matched the fan base in each region. On December 18, 2020, we and our wholly owned subsidiary, BLF, entered into a letter agreement with ACG Global Solutions, Inc. and Game on Foods, Inc. (“GOF”), whereby for certain consideration, BLF sold, transferred, and assigned all of BLF’s rights, title, and interest in and to all of BLF’s assets to GOF. The assignments of our interests in the MLB and NHL licenses were completed on March 15, 2021 and March 25, 2021, respectively. Accordingly, we have classified the operating results and associated assets and liabilities from BLF as discontinued operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020 (see Note 13).

 

Furthermore, during August 2019, we purchased all of the assets of a french fry business in the Middle East.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items, which in the opinion of management, are necessary to fairly state the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the dates and periods presented and to make such information not misleading. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been omitted pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”); nevertheless, management of the Company believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020 include the operations of BLF effective April 25, 2019, Verus MENA effective May 1, 2018, and Verus Foods, Inc. effective January 2017. The operating results and associated assets and liabilities from BLF have been classified as discontinued operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020 (see Note 13). All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidation.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2020, contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021. The results of operations for the nine months ended July 31, 2021, are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for any other interim period or the fiscal year ending October 31, 2021.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1: NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued)

 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

 

A novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, surfaced during December 2019 and has spread around the world, including to the United States. During March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. During certain periods of the pandemic thus far, a number of U.S. states and various countries throughout the world had been under governmental orders requiring that all workers remain at home unless their work was critical, essential, or life-sustaining. As a result of these governmental orders, the Company temporarily closed its domestic and international offices and required all of its employees to work remotely. As economic activity has begun and continues recovering, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business has been more reflective of greater economic and marketplace dynamics. Furthermore, in light of variant strains of the virus that have emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic could once again impact our operations and the operations of our customers and vendors as a result of quarantines, illnesses, and travel restrictions.

 

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations will depend on future developments, such as the ultimate duration and scope of the pandemic, its impact on the Company’s employees, customers, and vendors, in addition to how quickly economic conditions and operations resume and whether the pandemic impacts other risks disclosed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” within the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Even after the pandemic has subsided, the Company may continue to experience adverse impacts to its business as a result of any economic recession or depression that has occurred as a result of the pandemic. Therefore, the Company cannot reasonably estimate the impact at this time. The Company continues to actively monitor the pandemic and may determine to take further actions that alter its business operations as may be required by federal, state, or local authorities or that it determines are in the best interests of its employees, customers, vendors, and shareholders.

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. If actual results significantly differ from the Company’s estimates, the Company’s financial condition and results of operations could be materially impacted. Significant estimates include the collectability of accounts receivable, valuations of inventory, finite-lived intangible assets, accrued expenses, valuation of derivative liabilities, stock-based compensation and the valuation reserve for income taxes.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain reclassifications of prior period amounts have been made to enhance comparability with the current period unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, including, but not limited to, presentation of certain items within the unaudited consolidated balance sheets, unaudited statements of operations, unaudited consolidated statements of cash flows, and certain notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. These reclassifications had no effect on the previously reported net loss.

 

Concentrations of Credit Risk

 

Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. The Company maintains cash and cash equivalents with high-quality financial institutions. Deposits held with the financial institutions may exceed the amount of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on such deposits, but may be redeemed upon demand. The Company performs periodic evaluations of the relative credit standing of the financial institutions. With respect to accounts receivable, the Company monitors the credit quality of its customers as well as maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of customers to make required payments.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Revenue Risk

 

The Company’s food products accounts receivable, net and revenues are geographically concentrated with customers located in the GCC countries. In addition, significant concentrations exist with a limited number of customers. Approximately 69% of accounts receivable, net at July 31, 2021 were concentrated with nine customers and approximately 69% of revenue for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 were concentrated with eight customers. Although the loss of one or more of our top customers, or a substantial decrease in demand by any of those customers for our products, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition, such risks may be mitigated by our access to credit insurance programs.

 

Supplier Risk

 

The Company purchases substantially all of its food products from a limited number of regions around the world or from a limited number of suppliers. Increases in the prices of the food products which we purchase could adversely affect our operating results if we are unable to offset the effect of these increased costs through price increases, and we can provide no assurance that we will be able to pass along such increased costs to our customers. Furthermore, if we cannot obtain sufficient food products or our suppliers cease to be available to us, we could experience shortages in our food products or be unable to meet our commitments to customers. Alternative sources of food products, if available, may be more expensive. For periods in which the prices are declining, the Company may be required to write down its inventory carrying cost which, depending on the extent of the differences between market price and carrying cost, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial position. Approximately 87% of accounts payable at July 31, 2021 were concentrated with seven suppliers and approximately 68% of cost of revenue for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 were concentrated with eight suppliers.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of balance sheet presentation and reporting of cash flows, the Company considers all unrestricted demand deposits, money market funds and highly liquid debt instruments with an original maturity of less than 90 days to be cash and cash equivalents. There were no cash equivalents at July 31, 2021 or October 31, 2020. The Company places its cash and cash equivalents with high-quality financial institutions. At times, balances in the Company’s cash accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) limit. At July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, the Company’s cash balances did not exceed the FDIC limit.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company regularly reviews outstanding receivables and provides for estimated losses through an allowance for doubtful accounts. In evaluating the level of established loss reserves, the Company makes judgments regarding its customers’ ability to make required payments, economic events and other factors. As the financial condition of these parties change, circumstances develop or additional information becomes available, adjustments to the allowance for doubtful accounts may be required. The Company maintains reserves for potential credit losses and such losses traditionally have been within its expectations. At July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, the Company determined there was no requirement for an allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of net realizable value or cost, determined on the first-in, first-out basis. Net realizable value is based on estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business less reasonably predictable costs of completion and transportation. Inventories consist of finished products.

 

Intangible Assets

 

The Company amortizes its one intangible asset, certain acquired customer contracts, on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.

 

Property and Equipment

 

All expenditures on the acquisition for property and equipment are recorded at cost and capitalized as incurred, provided the asset benefits the Company for a period of more than one year. Expenditures on routine repairs and maintenance of property and equipment are charged directly to operating expense. The property and equipment is depreciated based upon its estimated useful life after being placed in service. Leasehold improvements are depreciated based upon the remaining term of the related lease. The estimated useful lives range from 3 to 7 years based upon asset class. When an asset is retired, sold or impaired, the resulting gain or loss is reflected in earnings.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 360-10, “Property, Plant, and Equipment”, the Company periodically reviews its long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable. The Company recognizes an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company accounts for the fair value of financial instruments in accordance with ASC topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820”), formerly SFAS No. 157 “Fair Value Measurements”. ASC 820 defines “fair value” as the price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.

 

ASC 820 also describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1: Observable inputs that reflect unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities traded in active markets.

 

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

 

Level 3: Inputs that are generally unobservable. These inputs may be used with internally developed methodologies that result in management’s best estimate of fair value.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Financial instruments consist principally of cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and current and long-term debt. The carrying amounts of such financial instruments in the accompanying balance sheets approximate their fair values due to their relatively short-term nature. The fair value of short and long-term debt is based on current rates at which the Company could borrow funds with similar remaining maturities. The carrying amounts approximate fair value. It is management’s opinion that the Company is not exposed to any significant currency or credit risks arising from these financial instruments. At July 31, 2021, the Company had a Level 3 financial instrument related to its derivative liability.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”), Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). Revenue is recognized when control is transferred to customers in amounts that reflect the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods. Revenue recognition is evaluated through the following five steps: (i) identification of the contract, or contracts, with a customer; (ii) identification of the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determination of the transaction price; (iv) allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognition of revenue when or as a performance obligation is satisfied.

 

Revenue is derived from the sale of consumable and non-consumable products. The Company recognizes revenue when obligations under the terms of a contract with the customer are satisfied. Product sales occur once control is transferred upon delivery to the customer. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring products. The amount of consideration the Company receives and revenue the Company recognizes varies with changes in customer incentives the Company offers to its customers and their customers. In the event any discounts, sales incentives, or similar arrangements are agreed to with a customer, such amounts are estimated at time of sale and deducted from revenue. Sales taxes and other similar taxes are excluded from revenue (see Note 7).

 

A contract asset is recognized for incremental costs to obtain a customer contract that are recoverable, otherwise such incremental costs are expensed as incurred.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

Shipping and handling costs for freight expense on goods shipped are included in cost of sales. Freight expense on goods shipped for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020 was $639,757 and $732,691, respectively.

 

Customer Deposits

 

From time to time the Company requires prepayments for deposits in advance of delivery of products. Such amounts are initially recorded as customer deposits. The Company recognizes such revenue as it is earned in accordance with revenue recognition policies.

 

Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company computes share based payments in accordance with the provisions of ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation and related interpretations. As such, compensation cost is measured on the date of grant at the fair value of the share-based payments. Such compensation amounts, if any, are amortized over the respective vesting periods of the grants. The Company estimates the fair value of stock options and warrants by using the Black-Scholes option valuation model.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Derivative Instruments

 

The Company enters into financing arrangements that consist of freestanding derivative instruments or are hybrid instruments that contain embedded derivative features. The Company accounts for these arrangements in accordance with ASC Topic 815, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities as well as related interpretations of this standard. In accordance with this standard, derivative instruments are recognized as either assets or liabilities in the balance sheet and are measured at fair values with gains or losses recognized in earnings. Embedded derivatives that are not clearly and closely related to the host contract are bifurcated and are recognized at fair value with changes in fair value recognized as either a gain or loss in earnings. The Company determines the fair value of derivative instruments and hybrid instruments based on available market data using appropriate valuation models, considering all of the rights and obligations of each instrument.

 

The Company estimates fair values of derivative financial instruments using various techniques (and combinations thereof) that are considered consistent with the objective measuring fair values. In selecting the appropriate technique, the Company considers, among other factors, the nature of the instrument, the market risks that it embodies and the expected means of settlement. Estimating fair values of derivative financial instruments requires the development of significant and subjective estimates that may, and are likely to, change over the duration of the instrument with related changes in internal and external market factors. In addition, option-based techniques (such as Black-Scholes model) are highly volatile and sensitive to changes in the trading market price of the Company’s common stock. Since derivative financial instruments are initially and subsequently carried at fair values, our income (expense) going forward will reflect the volatility in these estimates and assumption changes.

 

Convertible Debt Instruments

 

The Company records debt net of debt discount for beneficial conversion features and warrants, on a relative fair value basis. Beneficial conversion features are recorded pursuant to the Beneficial Conversion and Debt Topics of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC. The amounts allocated to warrants and beneficial conversion rights are recorded as debt discount and as additional paid-in-capital. Debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt using the effective interest method.

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The Company has one non-U.S. subsidiary, where the functional currency is the United Arab Emirates dirham (“AED”). The Company’s foreign subsidiary maintains its records using local currency. The related assets and liabilities of this non-U.S. subsidiary have been translated using end of period exchange rates and stockholders’ equity is translated at the historical exchange rates to the U.S. dollar. Income and expense items were translated using average exchange rates for the period. The resulting translation adjustments, net of income taxes, are reported as other comprehensive income and accumulated other comprehensive income in the stockholder’s equity in accordance with ASC 220 – Comprehensive Income.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

The exchange rate used to translate amounts in AED into USD for the purposes of preparing the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were as follows:

SCHEDULE OF FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION OF EXCHANGE RATES 

Balance sheet:

 

  

July 31, 2021

  

October 31, 2020

 
Period-end AED: USD exchange rate $0.27230  $0.27229 

 

Income statement:

 

  For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended 
  July 31,  July 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Average Period AED: USD exchange rate $0.27229  $0.27229  $0.27229  $0.27230 

 

Translation gains and losses that arise from exchange rate fluctuations from transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency are translated, as the case may be, at the rate on the date of the transaction and included in the results of operations as incurred.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with Accounting for Income Taxes, as clarified by ASC 740-10, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Under this method, deferred income taxes are determined based on the estimated future tax effects of differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities and net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards given the provisions of enacted tax laws. Deferred income tax provisions and benefits are based on changes to the assets or liabilities from year-to-year. In providing for deferred taxes, the Company considers tax regulations of the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, estimates of future taxable income, and available tax planning strategies. If tax regulations, operating results or the ability to implement tax-planning strategies vary, adjustments to the carrying value of deferred tax assets and liabilities may be required. Valuation allowances are recorded related to deferred tax assets based on the “more likely than not” criteria of ASC 740.

 

ASC 740 requires that the Company recognize the financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority would more likely than not sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the “more-likely-than-not” threshold, the amount recognized in the consolidated financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority. The Company’s tax returns for its October 31, 2020, 2019, and 2018 tax years may be selected for examination by the taxing authorities as the statute of limitations remains open.

 

The Company recognizes expenses for tax penalties and interest assessed by the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities upon receiving valid notice of assessments. The Company has received no such notices for the tax years ended October 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

In accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 260, Earnings per Share, basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing earnings available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Other potentially dilutive common shares, and the related impact to earnings, are considered when calculating EPS on a diluted basis.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

In computing diluted EPS, only potential common shares that are dilutive, those that reduce EPS or increase loss per share, are included. The effect of contingently issuable shares are not included if the result would be anti-dilutive, such as when a net loss is reported. Therefore, basic and diluted EPS are computed using the same number of weighted average shares for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, as we incurred a net loss for those periods. At July 31, 2021, there were outstanding warrants to purchase approximately 2,620,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, approximately 194,000 shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of Series A and Series C convertible preferred stock, approximately 228,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued, and approximately 16,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of convertible notes payable which may dilute future EPS. At July 31, 2020, there were outstanding warrants to purchase approximately 2,620,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, approximately 144,000 shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of Series A and Series C convertible preferred stock, and approximately 3,800,000 shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the conversion of convertible notes payable which may dilute future EPS.

 

Modification/Extinguishment of Debt

 

In accordance with ASC 470, a modification or an exchange of debt instruments that adds or eliminates a conversion option that was substantive at the date of the modification or exchange is considered a substantive change and is measured and accounted for as extinguishment of the original instrument along with the recognition of a gain or loss. Additionally, under ASC 470, a substantive modification of a debt instrument is deemed to have been accomplished with debt instruments that are substantially different if the present value of the cash flows under the terms of the new debt instrument is at least 10 percent different from the present value of the remaining cash flows under the terms of the original instrument. A substantive modification is accounted for as an extinguishment of the original instrument along with the recognition of a gain or loss.

 

Concentrations, Risks and Uncertainties

 

A significant portion of the Company’s ongoing operations are related to the international food industries, and its prospects for success are tied indirectly to interest rates and the worldwide demand for the Company’s food and beverage products.

 

Segment Reporting

 

Although the Company has a number of operating divisions, separate segment data has not been presented, as they meet the criteria for aggregation as permitted by ASC Topic 280, Segment Reporting.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

Effective November 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), which modified the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements in Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, based on the concepts in the Concept Statement, including the consideration of costs and benefits. The Company determined the adoption of ASU 2018-13 did not have an impact on its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

During August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, to modify and simplify the application of U.S. GAAP for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. The standard is effective for the Company as of November 1, 2024, with early adoption permitted. The Company is reviewing the impact of this guidance but does not currently expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, if adopted, would have a material impact on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 3: GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated 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.

 

The Company has incurred a net loss from continuing operations of $1,456,789 and negative cash flows from continuing operations of $729,872 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021. At July 31, 2021, the Company had a working capital surplus of $309,820, and an accumulated deficit of $45,621,918. It is management’s opinion that these facts raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the date of this report, without additional debt or equity financing. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts nor to the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

In order to meet its working capital needs through the next twelve months from the date of this report and to fund the growth of our business, the Company may consider plans to raise additional funds through the issuance of equity or debt. Although the Company intends to obtain additional financing to meet its cash needs, the Company may be unable to secure any additional financing on terms that are favorable or acceptable to it, if at all. The Company’s ability to raise additional capital will also be impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which such ability is highly uncertain, cannot be predicted, and could have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and financial condition.

 

NOTE 4: PREPAID EXPENSES

 

Prepaid expenses total $84,518 and $170,874 at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, respectively, and consist mainly of prepaid rent, prepaid consulting, and deposits on purchases.

 

NOTE 5: LEASES

 

At July 31, 2021, the Company was party to one operating leases for its domestic warehouse operations in Stafford, Texas. Effective February 8, 2021, the Company terminated the operating lease for its corporate office and Gaithersburg, Maryland and entered into a new, short-term lease. The Company also has a short-term lease for office space in Dubai, UAE.

 

At the inception of a contract, the Company assesses whether the contract is, or contains, a lease. The Company’s assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether the Company obtains the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the term, and (3) whether the Company has the right to direct the use of the asset. The Company allocates the consideration in the contract to each lease and non-lease component based on the component’s relative stand-alone price to determine the lease payments. Lease and non-lease components are accounted for separately. Leases are classified as either finance leases or operating leases based on criteria in ASC 842.

 

At lease commencement, the Company records a lease liability equal to the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the rate implicit in the lease or, if that rate cannot be readily determined, the Company’s incremental borrowing rate. A corresponding ROU asset is recorded, measured based on the initial measurement of the lease liability. ROU assets also include any lease payments made and exclude lease incentives. Lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 5: LEASES (continued)

 

Lease expense for operating leases, consisting of lease payments, is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Included in lease expense are any variable lease payments incurred in the period that were not included in the initial lease liability. Lease expense for finance leases consists of the amortization of the ROU asset, which is calculated on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the useful life of the asset or the lease term, and interest expense on the lease liability, which is calculated using the effective interest rate method. The Company had no finance leases at July 31, 2021.

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2021, the Company had operating lease costs of $115,624, which are included in general and administrative expenses in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations. For the nine months ended July 31, 2021, the Company made operating lease cash payments of $91,355, which are included in cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations in the unaudited consolidated statements of cash flows. At July 31, 2021, the Company had operating lease costs of $8,280 accrued for future payment, which are included in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the unaudited consolidated balance sheets.

 

At July 31, 2021, the remaining lease term for our domestic warehouse operations is 28 months, and the discount rate is 5%. Future annual minimum cash payments required under this operating type lease at July 31, 2021 are as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MINIMUM LEASE PAYMENTS

 

Future Minimum Lease Payments:   
Remainder of fiscal year 2021 $25,149 
2022  100,596 
2023  100,596 
2024  8,383 
Total Minimum Lease Payments $234,724 
Less: amount representing interest  (13,609)
Present Value of Lease Liabilities $221,115 
Less: current portion  (91,621)
Long-Term Portion $129,494 

 

NOTE 6: INTANGIBLE ASSET, NET

 

At July 31, 2021, intangible asset, net, consists of a single intangible asset of certain acquired customer contracts.

 

Through December 18, 2020, the Company held an acquired MLB license intangible and an NHL license intangible, which were assigned to GOF through a letter agreement with ACG Global Solutions, Inc. and GOF, effective December 18, 2020. The assignments of the Company’s interests in the MLB and NHL licenses were completed on March 15, 2021 and March 25, 2021, respectively. Accordingly, we have classified the impairment of these intangibles and the reversal of accrued license royalty fees within discontinued operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020 (see Note 13).

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 6: INTANGIBLE ASSET, NET (continued)

 

Acquired Customer Contracts

 

The acquired customer contracts were purchased for $544,630 (2,000,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham) from a third-party frozen foods vendor during September 2019, giving the Company the right to earn revenue under the terms of the acquired customer contracts.

 

The net carrying amount of the intangible asset is as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS

  Estimated      
  Useful Lives 

July 31, 2021

  October 31, 2020 
Intangible asset:          
Customer contracts 7 years  544,630   544,630 
Accumulated amortization    (149,125)  (90,772)
Intangible assets, net   $395,505  $453,858 

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have considered its potential impact on our global supply chain, operations and routes to market or those of our suppliers, customers, distributors and retailers. Based on our analysis, we have determined there is currently no indication that the carrying amount of our acquired customer contracts is impaired and not fully recoverable, and therefore no impairment exists at July 31, 2021.

 

Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2021 was $19,451 and $58,353, respectively. Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2020 was $19,451 and $71,321, respectively.

 

Annual amortization expense related to the existing net carrying amount of the intangible asset for the next five years is expected to be as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF FUTURE AMORTIZATION EXPENSE OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS

Remainder of fiscal year 2021 $19,451 
Fiscal year 2022 $77,804 
Fiscal year 2023 $77,804 
Fiscal year 2024 $77,804 
Fiscal year 2025 $77,804 
Fiscal year 2026 $64,838 

 

NOTE 7: REVENUE DISAGGREGATION

 

The following table presents the Company’s revenue by country and major product lines:

SCHEDULE OF NET REVENUE BY COUNTRY 

  For the Three Months Ended  For the Nine Months Ended 
  July 31,  July 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
United Arab Emirates $1,621,601  $3,730,680  $6,632,975  $12,229,734 
Oman  95,452   794,593   835,521   1,831,220 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  95,880   335,579   537,557   1,028,892 
Bahrain  -   234,735   223,069   802,303 
United States  35,456   820,000   383,300   820,000 
Revenue $1,848,389  $5,915,587  $8,612,422  $16,712,149 
                 
Food products  100%  100%  100%  100%
   100%  100%  100%  100%

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 7: REVENUE DISAGGREGATION (continued)

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2021, the Company was subject to revenue concentration risk as eight customers accounted for approximately 69% of our total revenue. For the nine months ended July 31, 2020, the Company was subject to revenue concentration risk as six customers accounted for approximately 55% of our total revenue.

 

NOTE 8: DEBT

 

Convertible Notes Payable

 

On April 29, 2020, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $165,000 (including a $15,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on April 29, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 8% per annum, (increasing to 18% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $10.00 per share, subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date of the Note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. Due to the variable conversion provision contained in the convertible promissory note that became effective upon the VWAP of the Company’s common stock falling below $5.50 at any time after the prepayment date, the Company accounted for this conversion feature as a derivative liability, and recorded a derivative liability of $250,329. On various dates through December 8, 2020, the aggregate outstanding principal and accrued interest of $172,246 was converted into an aggregate of 985,384 shares of the Company’s common stock, fully satisfying this obligation. The Company recorded an aggregate gain on extinguishment of debt of $31,304 as a result of the Company issuing shares of its common stock to satisfy this obligation.

 

On May 12, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor and issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $153,000. The note matures on May 12, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum, (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. On various dates through November 23, 2020, the aggregate outstanding principal and accrued interest of $159,885 was converted into an aggregate of 900,597 shares of the Company’s common stock, fully satisfying this obligation. The Company recorded an aggregate loss on extinguishment of debt of $78,422 as a result of the Company issuing shares of its common stock to satisfy this obligation.

 

On July 14, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor and issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $63,000. The note matures on July 14, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum, (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. During January 2021, the Company paid-off the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, including accrued interest and prepayment amount, fully satisfying this obligation.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

On July 22, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor and issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $90,000 (including a $15,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on July 22, 2021, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum, (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $50.00 per share during the first six months a principal amount is outstanding, and then adjusts to a conversion price of 63% of the lowest closing price during the 20 days prior to conversion, subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. On various dates through June 29, 2021, the aggregate outstanding principal and accrued interest of $95,292 was converted into an aggregate of 1,084,391 shares of the Company’s common stock, fully satisfying this obligation. The Company recorded an aggregate loss on extinguishment of debt of $32,871 as a result of the Company issuing shares of its common stock to satisfy this obligation.

 

On January 4, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $95,000. The note matures on January 4, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. On January 7, 2021, the proceeds received from this Note were used to prepay the convertible promissory note dated July 14, 2020. On various dates through July 21, 2021, the aggregate outstanding principal of $65,000 was converted into an aggregate of 1,330,909 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company recorded an aggregate loss on extinguishment of debt of $43,276 as a result of the Company issuing shares of its common stock. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $34,548. The aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of deferred financing costs at July 31, 2021 was $28,895.

 

On January 13, 2021, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $88,000 (including a $4,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on January 13, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 8% per annum (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)). This convertible debenture converts at 60% of the lowest closing price during the 15 days prior to conversion and may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment amounts as set forth therein. Due to the variable conversion provisions contained in the convertible promissory note, the Company accounted for this conversion feature as a derivative liability. In connection herewith, the Company recorded a derivative liability of $120,219 and deferred financing costs of $7,200. The original issue discount and deferred financing costs are being amortized over the term of the note. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $91,858. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of original issue discount and deferred financing costs was $82,937.

 

On April 7, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $88,500. The note matures on April 7, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $91,031. The aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of deferred financing costs at July 31, 2021 was $86,112.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

On April 8, 2021, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $150,000 (including a $20,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on April 8, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 8% per annum (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)). This convertible debenture converts at 60% of the lowest closing price during the 15 days prior to conversion and may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment amounts as set forth therein. Due to the variable conversion provisions contained in the convertible promissory note, the Company accounted for this conversion feature as a derivative liability. In connection herewith, the Company recorded a derivative liability of $282,500 and deferred financing costs of $5,200. The original issue discount and deferred financing costs are being amortized over the term of the note. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $153,781. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of original issue discount and deferred financing costs was $132,740.

 

On April 15, 2021, the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $143,000 (including a $13,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on April 15, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 6% per annum (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)). This convertible debenture converts at 60% of the lowest closing price during the 15 days prior to conversion and may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment amounts as set forth therein. Due to the variable conversion provisions contained in the convertible promissory note, the Company accounted for this conversion feature as a derivative liability. In connection herewith, the Company recorded a derivative liability of $238,200 and deferred financing costs of $11,700. The original issue discount and deferred financing costs are being amortized over the term of the note. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $145,539. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of original issue discount and deferred financing costs was $125,608.

 

On June 29, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $85,750. The note matures on June 29, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note and accrued interest was $86,405. The aggregate balance of the convertible promissory note, net of deferred financing costs at July 31, 2021 was $82,318.

 

At July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, there was $538,610 and $387,193 of convertible notes payable outstanding, net of discounts of $46,639 and $35,806, respectively.

 

During the nine months ended July 31, 2021, amortization of original issue discount and issuance costs amounted to $61,017. During the nine months ended July 31, 2020, amortization of original issue discount, issuance costs, beneficial conversion features amounted to $1,222,435.

 

During the nine months ended July 31, 2021, an aggregate of $444,423 of convertible notes, including accrued interest, were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock and there were payments of an aggregate of $91,457 toward the outstanding balances of convertible notes. During the nine months ended July 31, 2020, an aggregate of $1,875,929 of convertible notes, including accrued interest, were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock and there were no payments toward the outstanding balances of convertible notes.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

Notes Payable

 

On January 26, 2019, the Company entered into Amendment No. 1 to the promissory note (the “Monaco Note”) issued in favor of the Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust on January 26, 2018 in the principal amount of $530,000, with an annual interest rate of 12%, whereby (i) the maturity date of the Monaco Note was extended to January 26, 2020 and (ii) the Company agreed to use its best efforts to prepay the unpaid principal amount of the Monaco Note together with all accrued but unpaid interest thereon on or prior to March 31, 2019.

 

On February 8, 2019, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Monaco Note whereby the maturity date of the Monaco Note was extended to November 8, 2019.

 

Upon maturity on November 8, 2019, the Company was not able to pay the balance due and the interest rate immediately increased to 18% per annum. The note holder agreed to only impose the default interest rate and not proceed with any other default remedies currently available. On August 14, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment No. 3 (the “Third Note Amendment”) to the Monaco Note whereby (i) the timing of payments of principal and interest was amended and (ii) it was acknowledged and agreed that so long as the principal and interest payment schedule, as amended by the Third Note Amendment, is satisfied by the Company, the Company will not be in default pursuant to the payment of principal and interest of the Note. Furthermore, on October 26, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment No. 4 (the “Fourth Note Amendment”) to the Monaco Note whereby amendments were made to (i) the timing of payments of principal and interest, (ii) the determination of status of default, and (iii) the manner and application of payments. The Company received a notice of event of default and demand letter (“Demand Letter”) from the promissory note holder (“Note Holder”). The Company expects to work with the Note Holder to negotiate a repayment structure whereby the Company can repay the Note Holder the balance due as quickly as possible based upon its available capital. Through July 31, 2021, the Company paid an aggregate of $116,152 of accrued interest in accordance with the provisions of the Fourth Note Amendment.

 

On March 31, 2020, the Company issued and sold a promissory note to an accredited investor in the principal amount of $312,500 (including a $62,500 original issuance discount). The note matures on July 1, 2020, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum, (increasing to 18% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and provides a security interest in all of the Company’s equity ownership interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, Big League Foods, Inc (“BLF”). The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date with no prepayment penalties. On July 20, 2020, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, BLF, entered into a letter agreement (“Agreement”) with the accredited investor to extend the maturity date ninety (90) days to September 29, 2020. The Agreement also provides that BLF will sell certain of its inventory (“Purchased Inventory”) to the accredited investor as an approved Distributor and that the accredited investor will make certain invoice payments to BLF vendors. Upon the sale of Purchased Inventory by the accredited investor, the accredited investor will retain the first $60,000 of proceeds and then apply future proceeds on a per case amount, as specified within the Agreement, as a reduction of the outstanding promissory note balance. Any remaining note balance will be due and payable by the Company upon maturity of the promissory note. Furthermore, on December 18, 2020, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, BLF, entered into a special agreement with the accredited investor to extend the maturity date to December 31, 2021, add a prepayment clause to whereby in the event the accredited investor has received a total of $150,000 or more pursuant to the note on or before December 31, 2021 (the “Prepayment”), then the note shall be forgiven and considered paid in full, and add an event of default to whereby until January 1, 2022, the only event of default on the note shall be the Company’s failure to make the Prepayment. Through July 31, 2021, the Company has not paid any amount toward the outstanding balance of this promissory note.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 8: DEBT (continued)

 

On April 23, 2020, the Company entered into a promissory note with an approved lender in the principal amount of $104,479. The note was approved under the provisions of the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) Loan Program. The note accrues interest for the first six months following the issuance date at a rate of 1% per annum, (increasing to 6% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)), and beginning November 23, 2020, requires 18 monthly payments of $5,880 each, consisting of principal and interest until paid in full on April 23, 2022. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the maturity date with no prepayment penalties. Additionally, any portion of the note up to the entire principal and accrued interest balance may be forgiven in the event the Company satisfies certain requirements as determined by the CARES Act. On June 21, 2021, the entire principal and accrued interest balance of $105,710 was forgiven by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which satisfied this obligation.

 

On February 1, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor and issued an 12% promissory note in the principal amount of $303,000 (including a $39,500 original issue discount) to the accredited investor with a maturity date of February 1, 2022. Twelve months of interest is immediately earned by the accredited investor upon the Company receiving proceeds and is included in the required monthly repayments. On February 8, 2021, the Company received net proceeds in the amount of $240,325 as a result of $23,175 being paid for legal and due diligence fees incurred with respect to this securities purchase agreement and convertible promissory note. In accordance with the securities purchase agreement, the Company issued 1) 200,000 restricted shares of its common stock (“Commitment Shares”) to the accredited investor as additional consideration for the purchase of the promissory note and 2) 200,000 restricted shares of its common stock (“Returnable Shares”) to the accredited investor which will be returned to the Company upon timely completion of the required repayment schedule. Repayments of the promissory note shall be made in eight (8) installments each in the amount of $42,420 commencing on July 1, 2021 and continuing thereafter each thirty (30) days until February 1, 2022. This promissory note is only convertible upon an event of default as defined in the promissory note. The original issue discount, deferred financing costs and issuance date fair value of the Commitment Shares are being amortized over the term of the note. As of July 31, 2021, the Company has not made the required monthly payment of $42,420 commencing on July 1, 2021, has not received a notice of default from the accredited investor, and is working with the accredited investor to resolve this matter. At July 31, 2021, the aggregate balance of the promissory note and accrued interest was $339,360. The aggregate balance of the promissory note, net of original issue discount, deferred financing costs and issuance date fair value of the Commitment Shares at July 31, 2021 was $249,224.

 

Revolving Credit Agreement

 

On July 31, 2019, the Company entered into a secured, $500,000 revolving credit agreement (“Credit Facility”). Borrowings under the Credit Facility may be used to fund working capital needs and bear interest at a one-month LIBOR-based rate plus 300 basis-points (3.101% at July 31, 2021). The Company’s performance and payment obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by substantially all of its assets. The structure of this Credit Facility is a note payable with a revolving credit line feature with a mutual termination provision instead of a stated maturity date. The outstanding balance under the Credit Facility may be prepaid at any time without premium or penalty. Additionally, the Credit Facility contains customary events of default and remedies upon an event of default, including the acceleration of repayment of outstanding amounts under the Credit Facility.

 

At July 31, 2021, $425,772 was outstanding under the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including a borrowing base requirement upon each request for an advance from the Credit Facility. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at July 31, 2021.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 9: DERIVATIVE LIABILITY

 

The Company evaluates its convertible instruments, options, warrants or other contracts to determine if those contracts or embedded components of those contracts qualify as derivatives to be separately accounted for under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. The result of this accounting treatment is that the fair value of the derivative is marked-to-market each balance sheet date and recorded as a liability. In the event that the fair value is recorded as a liability, the change in fair value is recorded in the statement of operation as other income (expense). Upon conversion or exercise of a derivative instrument, the instrument is marked to fair value at the conversion date then that fair value is reclassified to equity. Equity instruments that are initially classified as equity that become subject to reclassification under ASC Topic 815 are reclassified to liabilities at the fair value of the instrument on the reclassification date.

 

The derivative liability is measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) from October 31, 2020 to July 31, 2021.

SCHEDULE OF DERIVATIVE LIABILITY MEASURED AT FAIR VALUE RECURRING BASIS 

  

Conversion

feature derivative liability

 
October 31, 2019 $- 
Initial fair value of derivative liability charged to other expense  336,329 
Gain on change in fair value included in earnings  (69,925)
Derivative liability relieved by conversions of convertible promissory notes  (86,000)
October 31, 2020 $180,404 
Initial fair value of derivative liability charged to other expense  279,512 
Gain on change in fair value included in earnings  (39,207)
Derivative liability relieved by conversions of convertible promissory notes  (180,404)
January 31, 2021 $240,305 
Initial fair value of derivative liability charged to other expense  520,701 
Loss on change in fair value included in earnings  11,235 
Derivative liability relieved by conversions of convertible promissory notes  (47,834)
April 30, 2021 $724,407 
Initial fair value of derivative liability charged to other expense  - 
Loss on change in fair value included in earnings  19,743 
Derivative liability relieved by conversions of convertible promissory notes  (44,353)
July 31, 2021 $699,797 

 

Total derivative liability at July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020 amounted to $699,797 and $180,404, respectively. The change in fair value included in earnings of $8,229 is due in part to the quoted market price of the Company’s common stock decreasing from $0.48 at October 31, 2020 to $0.07 at July 31, 2021, coupled with substantially reduced conversion prices due to the effect of “ratchet” provisions incorporated within the convertible notes payable.

 

The Company used the following assumptions for determining the fair value of the convertible instrument granted under the binomial pricing model with a binomial simulation at July 31, 2021:

SCHEDULE OF FAIR VALUE ASSUMPTIONS OF DERIVATIVE LIABILITY 

Expected volatility 126.1% - 781.3%
Expected term 5.58.5 months 
Risk-free interest rate  0.05% - 0.06%
Stock price $0.07 

 

The Company recognizes its derivative liabilities as Level 3 and values its derivatives using the methods discussed below. While the Company believes that its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, it recognizes that the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different estimate of fair value at the reporting date. The primary assumptions that would significantly affect the fair values using the methods discussed are that of volatility and market price of the underlying common stock of the Company.

 

At July 31, 2021, the Company did not have any derivative instruments that were designated as hedges.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10: STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

The total number of shares of all classes of stock that the Company shall have the authority to issue is 7,625,000,000 shares consisting of 7,500,000,000 shares of common stock with a $0.000001 par value per share of which 14,847,812 are issued at July 31, 2021 and 125,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.000001 per share of which (A) 120,000,000 shares have been designated as Series A Convertible Preferred of which 28,944,601 are outstanding at July 31, 2021, (B) 1,000,000 shares have been designated as Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, of which no shares are outstanding at July 31, 2021 and (C) 1,000,000 have been designated as Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 680,801 shares are outstanding at July 31, 2021.

 

On October 6, 2020, stockholders holding a majority of the voting power of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of voting stock, executed a written consent approving 1) an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation, (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to effect a consolidation of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, pursuant to which the shares of Common Stock would be combined and reclassified into one share of Common Stock at a ratio of 1-for-500 (the “Reverse Stock Split”), 2) approval of the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2020 Plan”) and the reservation of 750,000,000 (1,500,000 post-split) shares of Common Stock for issuance thereunder; and, 3) approval of Amendments to and Restatement of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to the Delaware General Corporation Law Section 242(a)(3) to (a) with the exception of actions to enforce a duty or liability arising from the Exchange Act, which may be brought only in federal court pursuant to Section 27 of the Exchange Act, or claims made under the Securities Act, that may be brought in either state or federal court pursuant to Section 22 of the Exchange Act, adopt Delaware General Corporation Law Section 115 to require that any or all other internal corporate claims, including claims made in the right of the Company, shall be brought solely and exclusively in any or all of the courts of the State of Delaware; and, (b) revise the Certificate of Incorporation to correct and consolidate legacy disclosures, including a description of its common stock and the adoption of Section 155 of the General Delaware Corporation Law, so as to comprise one document with the Delaware Secretary of State in the future.

 

On November 18, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment (the “Amendment”) to its Certificate of Incorporation, to 1) effect a consolidation of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, pursuant to which the shares of Common Stock would be combined and reclassified into one share of Common Stock at a ratio of 1-for-500 (the “Reverse Stock Split”), 2) adopt Delaware General Corporation Law Section 115 to require that any or all other internal corporate claims, including claims made in the right of the Company, shall be brought solely and exclusively in any or all of the courts of the State of Delaware; and, 3) revise the Certificate of Incorporation to correct and consolidate legacy disclosures, including a description of its common stock and the adoption of Section 155 of the General Delaware Corporation Law, so as to comprise one document with the Delaware Secretary of State in the future. On January 13, 2021, the Company’s Reverse Stock Split was completed and became effective.

 

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VERUS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10: STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (continued)

 

Common Stock

 

During the nine months ended July 31, 2021, the Company:

 

 issued 4,101,218 shares of its common stock valued at $793,279, as repayment for outstanding principal and interest on convertible promissory notes as requested by the note holders in accordance with contractual terms.
   
 issued 400,000 restricted shares of its common stock consisting of 1) 200,000 restricted shares of its common stock (“Commitment Shares”) to an accredited investor as additional consideration for the purchase of a promissory note and 2) 200,000 restricted shares of its common stock (“Returnable Shares”) to an accredited investor which will be returned to the Company upon timely completion of the required repayment schedule.
   
 issued 67,728 shares of its common stock to a vendor for services rendered.
   
 recorded 227,824 shares of its common stock as shares to be issued to a vendor for services rendered.

 

During the nine months ended July 31, 2020, the Company:

 

 issued 1,195,376 shares of its common stock valued at $3,431,524, which includes aggregate beneficial conversion features of $830,162, as repayment for outstanding principal and interest on a convertible promissory note as requested by the note holder in accordance with contractual terms.
   
 issued 31,251 shares of its common stock for the conversion of 15,625,500 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred stock.
   
 

issued 30,000 shares of its common stock for the vesting of the first 50% of a 60,000 common stock grant to Christopher Cutchens, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. The Company recorded $123,750 of stock-based compensation expense during the nine months ended July 31, 2020, related to this common stock grant.

   
 

issued 24,483 shares of its common stock to an accredited investor for proceeds of $91,917.

   
 

issued 52,000 shares of its common stock to a vendor for services rendered.

 

Common Stock Warrants

 

At July 31, 2021, there were warrants to purchase up to 2,619,114 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding which may dilute future EPS. There were no warrants earned or granted during the nine months ended July 31, 2021.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10: STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (continued)

 

The following table sets forth common share purchase warrants outstanding at July 31, 2021:

SCHEDULE OF COMMON SHARE PURCHASE WARRANTS OUTSTANDING 

     Weighted    
     Average    
     Exercise  Intrinsic 
  Warrants  Price  Value 
Outstanding, October 31, 2020  2,619,114  $2.24  $     - 
Warrants granted and issued  -  $-  $- 
Warrants exercised  -  $-  $- 
Warrants forfeited  -  $-  $- 
Outstanding, July 31, 2021  2,619,114  $2.24  $- 
             
Common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants  2,619,114  $2.24  $- 

 

 

 SCHEDULE OF SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION, ACTIVITY

      Common Stock Issuable 
   Common Stock Issuable Upon Exercise of  Upon Warrants 
   Warrants Outstanding  Exercisable 
      Weighted          
   Number  Average  Weighted  Number  Weighted 
Range of  Outstanding  Remaining  Average  Exercisable  Average 
Exercise  at July 31,  Contractual  Exercise  At July 31,  Exercise 
Prices  2021  Life (Years)  Price  2021  Price 
$1,25   1,160,000   0.60  $1.25   1,160,000  $1.25 
$3.00   1,457,114   1.51  $3.00   1,457,114  $3.00 
$25.00   2,000   1.42  $25.00   2,000  $25.00 
     2,619,114   1.11  $2.24   2,619,114  $2.24 

 

NOTE 11: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Contracts and Commitments Executed Pursuant Employment Agreements

 

On February 17, 2021, Anshu Bhatnagar resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and on May 18, 2021 resigned as a member of the Board of Directors and the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Upon such resignation, Mr. Bhatnagar’s employment agreement was terminated.

 

On February 17, 2021, Apurva Dhruv was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company pursuant to the terms of an employment agreement (the “2021 Employment Agreement”) as approved by the Board of Directors of the Company. On May 18, 2021, Mr. Dhruv was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and will serve in the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

Lease Agreement

 

At July 31, 2021, the Company was party to 1 operating leases for its domestic warehouse operations in Stafford, Texas. Effective February 8, 2021, the Company terminated the operating lease for its corporate office and Gaithersburg, Maryland and entered into a new, short-term lease. The Company also has a short-term lease for office space in Dubai, UAE.

 

The Company incurs rent expense of $8,383 per month for its domestic warehouse operations in Stafford, Texas. The term of this operating lease is through November 30, 2023.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 12: LITIGATION

 

On April 4, 2019, Auctus Fund, LLC (“Auctus”) commenced a lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On August 27, 2019 the Company filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit. On September 30, 2019, Auctus responded by filing a First Amended Complaint. The Company then filed a second motion to dismiss on October 24, 2019. On February 25, 2020, the court issued a decision dismissing the securities laws and unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty claims and retaining the breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, fraud and deceit, and negligent misrepresentation-and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act claims. The Company filed its Answer to the complaint on March 10, 2020. The case remains pending in the District of Massachusetts. This case stems from a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in May 2017, a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in July 2018, the spin-off of the Company’s real estate division into NestBuilder including the issuance of shares of NestBuilder in the spin-off to the Company’s stockholders and an inducement agreement, release and payoff agreement executed by the parties in February 2019 whereby the Company settled the balance of outstanding amounts owed to Auctus in consideration for cash and shares of NestBuilder. Auctus has requested that the court grant it injunctive and equitable relief and specific performance with respect to the Company’s obligations; determine that the Company is liable for all damages, losses and costs and award Auctus actual losses sustained; award Auctus costs including, but not limited to, costs required to prosecute the action including attorneys’ fees; and punitive damages. The Company intends to continue to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

On April 23, 2021, a class action lawsuit was commenced against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and alleges various violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company intends to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 13: DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

The Company has classified the operating results and associated assets and liabilities from its BLF subsidiary, of which BLF assets were sold, transferred, and assigned to GOF on December 18, 2020, as discontinued operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

The assets and liabilities associated with discontinued operations included in our consolidated balance sheets were as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS INCLUDED IN CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AND STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

  July 31, 2021  October 31, 2020 
  Discontinued  Continuing  Total  Discontinued  Continuing  Total 
Assets                  
Current Assets                        
Cash $41  $69,480  $69,521  $26  $21,483  $21,509 
Accounts receivable, net  -   5,524,873   5,524,873   225,368   4,933,322   5,158,690 
Inventory  -   85,667   85,667   -   60,378   60,378 
Prepaid expenses  -   84,518   84,518   46,047   170,874   216,921 
Other assets  -   9,434   9,434   -   8,629   8,629 
Total Current Assets  41   5,773,972   5,774,013   271,441   5,194,686   5,466,127 
Property and equipment, net  -   106,024   106,024   8,054   139,444   147,498 
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net  -   221,115   221,115   -   383,225   383,225 
Intangible asset, net  -   395,505   395,505   174,314   453,858   628,172 
Total Assets $41  $6,496,616  $6,496,657  $453,809  $6,171,213  $6,625,022 
                         
Liabilities                        
Current Liabilities                        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $160,448  $2,157,457  $2,317,905  $592,072  $2,138,666  $2,730,738 
Operating lease liability  -   91,621   91,621   -   178,327   178,327 
Interest payable  -   296,962   296,962   -   161,427   161,427 
Due to officer  -   1,801   1,801   -   1,801   1,801 
Notes payable  -   1,517,497   1,517,497   -   1,337,925   1,337,925 
Convertible notes payable, net  -   538,610   538,610   -   387,193   387,193 
Derivative liability  -   699,797   699,797   -   180,404   180,404 
Total Current Liabilities  160,448   5,303,745   5,464,193   592,072   4,385,743   4,977,815 
Notes payable, net of current portion  -   -   -   -   34,826   34,826 
Operating lease liability, net of current portion  -   129,494   129,494   -   214,284   214,284 
Total Liabilities $160,448  $5,433,239  $5,593,687  $592,072  $4,634,853  $5,226,925 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 13: DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (continued)

 

The revenues and expenses associated with discontinued operations included in our consolidated statements of operations were as follows:

 

  Three Months Ended July 31, 
  2021  2020 
  Discontinued  Continuing  Total  Discontinued  Continuing  Total 
Revenue $             -  $1,848,389  $1,848,389  $257,491  $5,915,587  $6,173,078 
Cost of revenue  -   1,384,211   1,384,211   484,029   4,776,122   5,260,151 
Gross Profit  -   464,178   464,178   (226,538)  1,139,465   912,927 
Salaries and benefits  -   129,974   129,974   62,158   272,934   335,092 
Selling and promotions expense  -   85,775   85,775   210   157,579   157,789 
Legal and professional fees  -   23,840   23,840   (2,151)  157,133   154,982 
General and administrative  -   469,862   469,862   13,318   521,718   535,036 
Total Operating Expenses  -   709,451   709,451   73,536   1,109,364   1,182,900 
Operating loss  -   (245,273)  (245,273)  (300,074)  30,101   (269,973)
Other Income (Expense):                        
Interest expense  -   (52,473)  (52,473)  -   (837,816)  (837,816)
Initial derivative liability expense  -   -   -   -   (86,000)  (86,000)
Amortization of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs  -   (49,152)  (49,152)  -   (136,124)  (136,124)
Loss on extinguishment and settlement of debt  -   (41,325)  (41,325)  -   -   - 
(Loss) Gain on change in fair value of derivative liability  -   (19,743)  (19,743)  -   -   - 
Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan  -   104,479   104,479   -   -   - 
Total Other (Expense) Income  -   (58,214)  (58,214)  -   (1,059,940)  (1,059,940)
Loss before income taxes  -   (303,487)  (303,487)  (300,074)  (1,029,839)  (1,329,913)
Income taxes  -   -   -   -   -   - 
Net loss $-  $(303,487) $(303,487) $(300,074) $(1,029,839) $(1,329,913)

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 13: DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (continued)

 

  Nine Months Ended July 31, 
  2021  2020 
  Discontinued  Continuing  Total  Discontinued  Continuing  Total 
Revenue $1,291  $8,612,422  $8,613,713  $282,476  $16,712,149  $16,994,625 
Cost of revenue  -   6,809,203   6,809,203   833,934   13,378,280   14,212,214 
Gross Profit  1,291   1,803,219   1,804,510   (551,458)  3,333,869   2,782,411 
Salaries and benefits  (10,599)  395,925   385,326   185,441   8,873,090   9,058,531 
Selling and promotions expense  -   224,276   224,276   2,727   286,544   289,271 
Legal and professional fees  -   38,816   38,816   1,986   550,527   552,513 
General and administrative  12,236   1,628,664   1,640,900   64,560   1,667,710   1,732,270 
Total Operating Expenses  1,637   2,287,681   2,289,318   254,714   11,377,871   11,632,585 
Operating loss  (346)  (484,462)  (484,808)  (806,171)  (8,044,002)  (8,850,173)
Other Income (Expense):                        
Interest expense  -   (199,414)  (199,414)  (107)  (1,031,495)  (1,031,602)
Initial derivative liability expense  -   (800,213)  (800,213)  -   (86,000)  (86,000)
Amortization of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs  -   (113,916)  (113,916)  -   (454,773)  (454,773)
Loss on extinguishment and settlement of debt  -   (76,266)  (76,266)  -   (723,773)  (723,773)
Gain on change in fair value of derivative liability  -   8,229   8,229   -   -   - 
Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan  -   104,479   104,479   -   -   - 
Gain on settlement of liabilities  -   104,774   104,774   -   -   - 
Total Other (Expense) Income  -   (972,327)  (972,327)  (107)  (2,296,041)  (2,296,148)
Loss before income taxes  (346)  (1,456,789)  (1,457,135)  (806,279)  (10,340,043)  (11,146,322)
Income taxes  -   -   -   -   -   - 
Net loss $(346) $(1,456,789) $(1,457,135) $(806,279) $(10,340,043) $(11,146,322)

 

NOTE 14: SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On August 5, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $73,750. The note matures on August 5, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 9% per annum (increasing to 22% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)) and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the greater of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the note) or (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined in the note), subject to adjustment. The note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment penalties as defined in the note.

 

On August 12, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company issued and sold a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $110,000 (including a $10,000 original issuance discount). The note matures on August 12, 2022, bears interest at a rate of 6% per annum (increasing to 24% per annum upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the note)). This convertible debenture converts at 60% of the lowest closing price during the 15 trading days prior to conversion and may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to the 180th day after the issuance date of the note with certain prepayment amounts as set forth therein.

 

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

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the attached unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for our fiscal year ended October 31, 2020 found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 19, 2021.

 

Explanatory Note

 

All references to shares of our common stock contained herein have been adjusted to reflect a 1-for-500 reverse stock split which was completed and became effective on January 13, 2021.

 

Overview

 

Since August 1, 2018, we, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Verus Foods, Inc. (“Verus Foods”), an international supplier of consumer food products, have been focused on international consumer packaged goods, foodstuff distribution and wholesale trade. Our fine food products are sourced in the United States and exported internationally. We market consumer food products under our own brand primarily to supermarkets, hotels and other members of the wholesale trade. Initially, we focused on frozen foods, particularly meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and french fries with beverages as a second vertical, and in 2018, we added cold-storage facilities and began seeking international sources for fresh fruit, produce and similar perishables, as well as other consumer packaged foodstuff with the goal to create vertical farm-to-market operations. We have also begun to explore new consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) non-food categories, such as cosmetic and fragrances, for future product offerings.

 

We currently have a significant regional presence in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and sub-Saharan Africa (excluding The Office of Foreign Assets Control restricted nations), with deep roots in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) countries, which includes the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Our long-term goal is to source goods and generate international wholesale and retail CPG sales in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

 

In addition to the foregoing, since our acquisition of BLF during April 2019, pursuant to which we acquired a license with MLB to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections, we sold pint size ice cream in grocery store-type packaging. In addition, under our confections product line, we sold gummi and chocolate candies. On December 18, 2020, we and our wholly owned subsidiary, BLF, entered into a letter agreement with ACG Global Solutions, Inc. and Game on Foods, Inc. (“GOF”), whereby for certain consideration, BLF sold, transferred, and assigned all of BLF’s rights, title, and interest in and to all of BLF’s assets to GOF. The assignments of our interests in the MLB and NHL licenses were completed on March 15, 2021 and March 25, 2021, respectively.

 

Furthermore, during August 2019, we purchased all of the assets of a french fry business in the Middle East.

 

Recent Developments

 

Eliot’s Adult Nut Butter

 

On February 1, 2021, the Company entered into a Mutual Rescission and Release Agreement (the “Rescission Agreement”) with Eliot’s Adult Nut Butter, LLC (“Eliot’s”) and the member owners of Eliot’s (the “Members”) as a result of the parties’ inability to agree upon advancement of Eliot’s business operations. Pursuant to the terms of the Rescission Agreement, among other things, all agreements between the parties including (i) Asset Purchase Agreement dated September 1, 2020, (ii) the Assignment and Assumption Agreement dated September 1, 2020, (iii) the Bill of Sale dated September 1, 2020, (iv) the Employment Agreement by and between Eliot’s and Michael Kanter dated September 1, 2020, and (v) all related ancillary agreements (collectively, “Original Contracts”) were terminated and the parties released each other from all obligations arising from the Original Contracts.

 

Accordingly, the Company concluded that no business combination occurred on September 1, 2020, and therefore no financial information related to this transaction has been included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2021.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations are based upon its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The preparation of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent liabilities. On an on-going basis, management evaluates past judgments and estimates, including those related to bad debts, potential impairment of intangible assets, accrued liabilities and contingencies. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The accounting policies and related risks described in Note 2 above and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021 are those that depend most heavily on these judgments and estimates. As of July 31, 2021, there had been no material changes to any of the critical accounting policies contained therein.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three months ended July 31, 2021 compared to three months ended July 31, 2020

 

Continuing Operations

 

Revenue

 

Our revenue decreased to $1,848,389 for the three months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $5,915,587 for the three months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $4,067,198 or 69%. The decrease is the result of decreased international revenue with existing and new customers, partially offset by Pachyderm Labs revenue of approximately $35,456. We remain focused on increasing sales to existing and new customers through all sales channels.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue totaled $1,384,211 for the three months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $4,776,122 for the three months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $3,391,911 or 71%. The decrease is the result of lower revenue and related product costs.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Our operating expenses, which include salaries and benefits, stock-based compensation, selling and promotions expense, legal and professional fees, and general and administrative expenses decreased to $709,451 for the three months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $1,109,364 for the three months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $399,913, or 36%. The decrease is primarily due to decreases across all expense categories.

 

Other (Expense) Income

 

Our other (expense) income, net decreased by $1,001,726 for the three months ended July 31, 2021. The decrease is primarily the result of decreases in interest expense, amortization of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs, and initial derivative liability, coupled with a gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan. This decrease was partially offset by increases in loss on convertible note payable extinguishment / settlement, and loss on change in fair value of derivative liability.

 

Net Loss from Continuing Operations

 

We generated a net loss from continuing operations of $303,487 for the three months ended July 31, 2021, compared to a net loss of $1,029,839 for the three months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $726,352. The decrease in net loss is primarily driven by the decrease in operating expenses and other expenses, partially offset by the decrease in gross profit as disclosed above.

 

Discontinued Operations

 

For the three months ended July 31, 2021, there are no revenue, cost of revenue, operating expenses, other income (expense), or net income from discontinued operations. For the three months ended July 31, 2020, we generated $257,491 of revenue, incurred $484,029 of cost of revenue, incurred $73,536 of operating expenses, and generated a net loss of $300,074 from discontinued operations.

 

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Nine months ended July 31, 2021 compared to nine months ended July 31, 2020

 

Continuing Operations

 

Revenue

 

Our revenue decreased to $8,612,422 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $16,712,149 for the nine months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $8,099,727 or 49%. The decrease is the result of decreased international revenue with existing and new customers, partially offset by Pachyderm Labs revenue of approximately $383,300. We remain focused on increasing sales to existing and new customers through all sales channels.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue totaled $6,809,203 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $13,378,280 for the nine months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $6,569,077 or 49%. The decrease is the result of lower revenue and related product costs.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Our operating expenses, which include salaries and benefits, stock-based compensation, selling and promotions expense, legal and professional fees, and general and administrative expenses decreased to $2,287,681 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021, compared to $11,377,871 for the nine months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $9,090,190, or 80%. The decrease is primarily due to a decrease of $8,287,897 in stock-based compensation expense related to performance warrants earned by our former Chief Executive Officer during the prior year period, coupled with lower expenses across all other expense categories.

 

Other (Expense) Income

 

Our other (expense) income, net decreased by $1,323,714 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021. The decrease is primarily the result of decreases in interest expense, amortization of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs, and loss on convertible note payable extinguishment / settlement, coupled with gain on change in fair value of derivative liability, gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan, and gain on settlement of liabilities. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in initial derivative liability expense.

 

Net Loss from Continuing Operations

 

We generated a net loss from continuing operations of $1,456,789 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021, compared to a net loss of $10,340,043 for the nine months ended July 31, 2020, a decrease of $8,883,254. The decrease in net loss is primarily driven by the decrease in operating expenses and other expenses, partially offset by the decrease in gross profit as disclosed above.

 

Discontinued Operations

 

As our discontinued operations were sold, transferred, and assigned effective December 18, 2020 (see Note 13), we generated $1,291 of revenue, incurred $1,637 of operating expenses, and generated a net loss of $346 from discontinued operations for the nine months ended July 31, 2021. During the nine months ended July 31, 2020, we generated $282,476 of revenue, incurred $833,934 of cost of revenue, incurred $254,714 of operating expenses, and generated a net loss of $806,279 from discontinued operations.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At July 31, 2021, we had $69,480 of cash and a working capital surplus of $309,820 as compared to cash of $21,483 and a working capital surplus of $670,680 at October 31, 2020.

 

Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations was $729,872 for the nine months ended July 31, 2021 as compared to net cash used in operating activities continuing operations of $2,008,951 for the nine months ended July 31, 2020. The decrease in net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations was primarily due to decreases in accounts receivable and prepaid expenses, coupled with an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses, and partially offset by increases in inventory.

 

There was no net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations for the nine months ended July 31, 2021. Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations for the nine month ended July 31, 2020 totaled $103,115 consisting of a $100,000 investment in an unconsolidated entity and $3,115 for capital expenditures.

 

We have financed our operations since inception primarily through proceeds from equity and debt financings and revenue derived from operations. During the nine months ended July 31, 2021, net cash provided by financing activities of continuing operations was $755,725 as compared to $1,667,897 during the nine months ended July 31, 2020. The decrease in net cash provided by financing activities of continuing operations was primarily due to lower net proceeds from the issuance of convertible notes payable and notes payable, and lower proceeds from the sale of common stock, coupled with higher payments applied to convertible promissory notes. Our continued operations primarily depend upon our ability to raise additional capital from various sources including equity and debt financings, as well as our revenue derived from operations. We can give no assurances that any additional capital that we are able to obtain will be sufficient to meet our needs or will be on favorable terms. Based on our current plans, we believe that our cash provided from the above sources may not be sufficient to enable us to meet our planned operating needs for the next twelve months.

 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

 

A novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, surfaced during December 2019 and has spread around the world, including to the United States. During March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. During certain periods of the pandemic thus far, a number of U.S. states and various countries throughout the world had been under governmental orders requiring that all workers remain at home unless their work was critical, essential, or life-sustaining. As a result of these governmental orders, the Company temporarily closed its domestic and international offices and required all of its employees to work remotely. As economic activity has begun and continues recovering, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business has been more reflective of greater economic and marketplace dynamics. Furthermore, in light of variant strains of the virus that have emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic could once again impact our operations and the operations of our customers and vendors as a result of quarantines, illnesses, and travel restrictions.

 

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations will depend on future developments, such as the ultimate duration and scope of the pandemic, its impact on the Company’s employees, customers, and vendors, in addition to how quickly economic conditions and operations resume and whether the pandemic impacts other risks disclosed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” within the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Even after the pandemic has subsided, the Company may continue to experience adverse impacts to its business as a result of any economic recession or depression that has occurred as a result of the pandemic. Therefore, the Company cannot reasonably estimate the impact at this time. The Company continues to actively monitor the pandemic and may determine to take further actions that alter its business operations as may be required by federal, state, or local authorities or that it determines are in the best interests of its employees, customers, vendors, and shareholders.

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of July 31, 2021 to determine whether our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in our reports under the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, cannot provide absolute assurance that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.

 

Based on this evaluation, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of July 31, 2021.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, except as set forth herein, management believes that there are no claims against us, which it believes will result in a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition.

 

On April 4, 2019, Auctus Fund, LLC (“Auctus”) commenced a lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On August 27, 2019 the Company filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit. On September 30, 2019, Auctus responded by filing a First Amended Complaint. The Company then filed a second motion to dismiss on October 24, 2019. On February 25, 2020, the court issued a decision dismissing the securities laws and unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty claims and retaining the breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, fraud and deceit, and negligent misrepresentation-and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act claims. The Company filed its Answer to the complaint on March 10, 2020. The case remains pending in the District of Massachusetts. This case stems from a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in May 2017, a securities purchase agreement and convertible note issued in July 2018, the spin-off of the Company’s real estate division into NestBuilder including the issuance of shares of NestBuilder in the spin-off to the Company’s stockholders and an inducement agreement, release and payoff agreement executed by the parties in February 2019 whereby the Company settled the balance of outstanding amounts owed to Auctus in consideration for cash and shares of NestBuilder. Auctus has requested that the court grant it injunctive and equitable relief and specific performance with respect to the Company’s obligations; determine that the Company is liable for all damages, losses and costs and award Auctus actual losses sustained; award Auctus costs including, but not limited to, costs required to prosecute the action including attorneys’ fees; and punitive damages. The Company intends to continue to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

On April 23, 2021, a class action lawsuit was commenced against the Company in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and alleges various violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company intends to defend this matter and although the ultimate outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, based on the current information available, the Company does not believe the ultimate liability, if any, will have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide information required by this item.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

 Description
   
3.1 Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.2 Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.3 Certificate of Ownership Merging Webdigs, Inc. with and into Select Video, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of Form 10-Q filed on June 17, 2019)
3.4 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.12 of Form 10-K filed on March 26, 2018)
3.5 Certificate of Ownership (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on October 15, 2012)
3.6 Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.6 of Form 10-K filed on February 13, 2015)
3.7 Certificate of Designations for Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.8 of Form 10-K filed on February 13, 2015)
3.8 Certificate of Designations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2015)
3.9 Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 10, 2017)
3.10 Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on February 27, 2018)
3.11 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on October 16, 2018)
3.12 Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on February 12, 2019)
3.13 Amended and Restated Bylaws (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of Form 10-12b filed on June 20, 2008)
3.14 Amendment No. 1 to Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 11, 2019)
3.15 Certificate of Amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on April 18, 2019)
3.16 Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation of Verus International, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Form 8-K filed on January 12, 2021)
10.1 Employment Agreement by and between Verus International, Inc. and Anshu Bhatnagar (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on April 29, 2020)
10.2 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 22, 2020 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on September 21, 2020)
10.3 Form of Note dated July 22, 2020 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on September 21, 2020)
10.4 Amendment No. 3 to Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on August 20, 2020)
10.5 Amendment No. 4 to Donald P. Monaco Insurance Trust Note (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on October 30, 2020)
10.6 Special Amendment to note dated March 31, 2020 (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2020)
10.7 Form of Agreement (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on December 28, 2020)
10.8 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated January 13, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on January 25, 2021)
10.9 Form of Note dated January 13, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on January 25, 2021)
10.10 Employment Agreement by and between Verus International, Inc. and Apurva Dhruv (Incorporated by reference to Form 8-K filed on February 23, 2021)
10.11 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated January 4, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-K filed on March 9, 2021)
10.12 Form of Note dated January 4, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-K filed on March 9, 2021)
10.13 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated February 1, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-K filed on March 9, 2021)
10.14 Form of Note dated February 1, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-K filed on March 9, 2021)
10.15 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated April 7, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.16 Form of Note dated April 7, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.17 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated April 8, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.18 Form of Note dated April 8, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.19 Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated April 15, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.20 Form of Note dated April 15, 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Form 10-Q filed on June 21, 2021)
10.21* Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated June 29, 2021
10.22* Form of Note dated June 29, 2021
10.23* Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated August 5, 2021
10.24* Form of Note dated August 5, 2021
10.25* Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated August 12, 2021
10.26* Form of Note dated August 12, 2021
31.1* Certification of Chief Executive and Financial Officer pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1* Certification of Chief Executive and Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS* Inline XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL* Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF* Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB* Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE* Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.SCH* Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
104* Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

*Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

 Verus International, Inc.
  
 /s/ Apurva Dhruv
 Apurva Dhruv
 Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive, Financial, and Accounting Officer)
 September 20, 2021

 

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