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USLG U.S. Lighting

Filed: 5 May 21, 2:48pm
 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

☒ QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED: MARCH 31, 2021

 

☐ TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File Number: 000-55689

 

US LIGHTING GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Florida 46-3556776
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1148 East 222nd Street

Euclid, Ohio 44117

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

(216) 896-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 filerAccelerated 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 ☒

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None.

 

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of April 30, 2021 was 97,617,735.

 

 

 

 

 

 

US LIGHTING GROUP, INC.

 

INDEX

 

PART I.FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
      
 ITEM 1. Financial Statements 1
      
   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 1
      
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 2
      
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Deficit for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 3
      
   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 4
      
   Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 5-14
      
 ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 15
      
 ITEM 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 22
      
 ITEM 4. Controls and Procedures 22
      
PART II.OTHER INFORMATION  
      
 ITEM 1. Legal Proceedings 24
      
 ITEM 1A. Risk Factors 24
      
 ITEM 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 24
      
 ITEM 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 24
      
 ITEM 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 24
      
 ITEM 5. Other Information 24
      
 ITEM 6. Exhibits 24
      
 SIGNATURES 25

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

US LIGHTING GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

 

  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
 
ASSETS      
Current Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $109,000  $108,000 
Accounts receivable  160,000   541,000 
Accounts receivable, related party  -   30,000 
Inventories, net  245,000   212,000 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  63,000   17,000 
Total Current Assets  577,000   908,000 
         
Property and equipment, net  1,514,000   1,419,000 
Total Assets $2,091,000  $2,327,000 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable $312,000  $363,000 
Accrued expenses  75,000   75,000 
Accrued payroll to an officer  481,000   442,000 
Customer advance payments  84,000   29,000 
Line of credit  35,000   49,000 
Convertible notes payable  57,000   55,000 
Loans payable, current portion, net of discount of $3,000 and $8,000, respectively  159,000   163,000 
Loans payable, related party – current portion  2,265,000   2,619,000 
Total Current Liabilities  3,468,000   3,795,000 
         
Loans payable, net of current portion  485,000   396,000 
Total Liabilities  3,953,000   4,191,000 
         
Commitments and Contingencies        
         
Shareholders’ Deficit        
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  -   - 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 96,975,735 and 95,970,735 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  10,000   10,000 
Additional paid-in-capital  17,585,000   17,435,000 
Accumulated deficit  (19,457,000)  (19,309,000)
Total Shareholders’ Deficit  (1,862,000)  (1,864,000)
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT $2,091,000  $2,327,000 

 

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

 

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US LIGHTING GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  Three months ended March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Sales $944,000  $756,000 
Cost of goods sold  406,000   226,000 
Gross profit  538,000   530,000 
         
Operating expenses        
Selling, general and administrative expenses  562,000   521,000 
Product development costs  84,000   95,000 
Total operating expenses  646,000   616,000 
         
Loss from operations  (108,000)  (86,000)
         
Other income (expense)        
Lease income, related party  15,000   - 
Gain on extinguishment of debt, related party  9,000   - 
Interest expense, related party  (35,000)  (33,000)
Interest expense  (29,000)  (10,000)
Total other expense  (40,000)  (43,000)
         
Net Loss $(148,000) $(129,000)
         
BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE $(0.00) $(0.00)
DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE $(0.00) $(0.00)
         
WEIGHTED – AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING BASIC AND DILUTED  96,454,679   90,431,970 

 

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

 

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US LIGHTING GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(UNAUDITED)

 

Three months ended March 31, 2021

 

  Preferred Stock  Common Stock  Additional Paid-In  Accumulated  Total
Stockholders’
 
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Deficit 
Balance, December 31, 2020       -  $      -   95,970,735  $10,000  $17,435,000  $(19,309,000) $(1,864,000)
                             
Net proceeds from sale of common stock  -   -   1,005,000   -   150,000   -   150,000 
                             
Net Loss  -   -   -   -   -   (148,000)  (148,000)
                             
Balance, March 31, 2021  -  $-   96,975,735  $10,000  $17,585,000  $(19,457,000) $(1,862,000)

 

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

  Preferred Stock  Common Stock  Additional Paid-In  Accumulated  Total
Stockholders’
 
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Deficit 
Balance, December 31, 2019       -  $      -   90,347,526  $9,000  $16,447,000  $(19,794,000) $(3,338,000)
                             
Net proceeds from sale of common stock  -   -   200,000   1,000   49,000   -   50,000 
                             
Net Loss  -   -   -   -   -   (129,000)  (129,000)
                             
Balance, March 31, 2020  -  $-   90,547,526  $10,000  $16,496,000  $(19,923,000) $(3,417,000)

 

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

 

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US LIGHTING GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  Three months ended March 31 
  2021  2020 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities      
Net Loss $(148,000) $(129,000)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities        
Depreciation  46,000   13,000 
Amortization of right of use asset  -   13,000 
Amortization of debt discount  5,000   6,000 
Gain on extinguishment of debt  (9,000)  - 
Provision for inventory reserves  -   (1,000)
Accrued interest on loans  2,000   3,000 
Accrued interest on related party loans  36,000   33,000 
Changes in Assets and Liabilities        
(Increase) Decrease in:        
Accounts receivable  381,000   12,000 
Inventories  (33,000)  (20,000)
Prepaid expenses and other  (46,000)  (41,000)
(Decrease) Increase in:        
Accounts payable  (51,000)  25,000 
Accrued expenses  -   (14,000)
Accrued payroll to an officer  39,000   13,000 
Change in lease liability  -   (10,000)
Customer advanced payments  55,000   40,000 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  277,000   (57,000)
         
Cash Flows from Investing Activities        
Purchase of property and equipment  (141,000)  (2,000)
Net cash used in investing activities  (141,000)  (2,000)
         
Cash Flows from Financing Activities        
Proceeds from sale of common stock  150,000   50,000 
Proceeds from secured convertible note payable  -   88,000 
Proceeds from loans payable  125,000   150,000 
Payment of loans payable  (45,000)  (71,000)
Payments of line of credit  (14,000)  - 
Payment of finance lease  -   (4,000)
Proceeds from notes payable related party  -   40,000 
Payments on notes payable related party  (351,000)  (94,000)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (135,000)  159,000 
         
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  1,000   100,000 
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period  108,000   107,000 
Cash and cash equivalents end of period $109,000  $207,000 
         
Supplemental Cash Flow Information        
Interest paid $16,000  $5,000 
Taxes paid $-  $- 
         
Non-cash Financing Activities        
Offset accounts receivable, related party with notes payable, related party $30,000  $- 

 

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

 

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US LIGHTING GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND LIQUIDITY

 

The accompanying interim condensed financial statements of the Company are unaudited, but in the opinion of management contain all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly our financial position at March 31, 2021, the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 is derived from the Company’s audited financial statements.

 

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding interim financial reporting. We believe that the disclosures contained in these condensed financial statements are adequate to make the information presented herein not misleading. For further information, refer to the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2021.

 

The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

 

COVID-19 Considerations

 

Through the date these financial statements were issued, the COVID-19 pandemic did not have a net material impact on our operating results. In the future, the pandemic may cause reduced demand for our products if, for example, the pandemic results in a recessionary economic environment, which negatively effects the consumers who purchase our products.

 

Our ability to operate without significant negative operational impact from the COVID-19 pandemic will in part depend on our ability to protect our employees and our supply chain. The Company has endeavored to follow the recommended actions of government and health authorities to protect our employees. Through the date that these financial statements were issued, we maintained the consistency of our operations during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the uncertainty resulting from the pandemic could result in an unforeseen disruption to our workforce and supply chain (for example an inability of a key supplier or transportation supplier to source and transport materials) that could negatively impact our operations.

 

Through the date that these financial statements were issued, the COVID-19 pandemic has not negatively impacted the Company’s liquidity position as of such date, and the Company continues to generate cash flows to meet its short-term liquidity needs, and it expects to maintain access to the capital markets. The Company has not observed any material impairments of its assets or a significant change in the fair value of its assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Liquidity

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company realized a net loss of $148,000, and cash provided by operating activities was $277,000, compared to cash used in operating activities of $57,000 in the prior year period. Based on current projections, we believe our available cash on-hand, our current efforts to market and sell our products, and our ability to significantly reduce expenses, will provide sufficient cash resources to satisfy our operational needs, for at least one year from the date these financial statements are issued.

 

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At March 31, 2021, the Company had cash on hand in the amount of $109,000. Management estimates that the current funds on hand will be sufficient to continue operations through June 30, 2021. No assurance can be given that any future financing will be available or, if available, that it will be on terms that are satisfactory to the Company. Even if the Company can obtain additional financing, it may contain undue restrictions on our operations in the case of debt financing, or cause substantial dilution for our stockholders, in the case or equity financing.

 

In conjunction with the Company’s capital raising efforts, management is working to improve its cash flows by increasing its private label manufacturing opportunities for high volume and low overhead production orders, and managing its operating expenses to support planned revenue growth. However, no assurance can be given that these efforts will be successful.

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Intellitronix Corp. On January 11, 2021, the Company created a new subsidiary called Cortes Campers, LLC, domiciled in Wyoming. Cortes Campers, LLC was created to market tow behind travel trailers for the recreational vehicle market and has had no sales as of the date of this report. Cortes Campers, LLC is 99% owned by the Company and 1% owned by Paul Spivak, the Company’s CEO. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the financial statement date, and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates are used in valuing our allowances for doubtful accounts, reserves for inventory obsolescence, valuing derivative liabilities, valuing equity instruments issued for services, and valuation allowance for deferred tax assets, among others. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Segment Reporting

 

The Company operates in one segment for the manufacture and distribution of our products. In accordance with the “Segment Reporting” Topic of the ASC, the Company’s chief operating decision maker has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer and President, who reviews operating results to make decisions about allocating resources and assessing performance for the entire Company. Existing guidance, which is based on a management approach to segment reporting, establishes requirements to report selected segment information quarterly and to report annually entity-wide disclosures about products and services, major customers, and the countries in which the entity holds material assets and reports revenue. All material operating units qualify for aggregation under “Segment Reporting” due to their similar customer base and similarities in: economic characteristics; nature of products and services; and procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes. Since the Company operates in one segment, all financial information required by “Segment Reporting” can be found in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

Loss per Share Calculations

 

Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares available. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the net income applicable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if all dilutive potential common shares had been issued using the treasury stock method. Potential common shares are excluded from the computation when their effect is antidilutive. The dilutive effect of potentially dilutive securities is reflected in diluted net income per share if the exercise prices were lower than the average fair market value of common shares during the reporting period.

 

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Warrants to acquire 20,000 shares of common stock, and 226,356 shares of common stock issuable under convertible note agreements, have been excluded from the calculation of weighted average common shares outstanding at March 31, 2021, as their effect would have been anti-dilutive. Warrants to acquire 4,104,000 shares of common stock have been excluded from the calculation of weighted average common shares outstanding at March 31, 2020, as their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09. This standard provides authoritative guidance clarifying the principles for recognizing revenue and developing a common revenue standard for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in the exchange for those goods or services.

 

Under this guidance, revenue is recognized when control of promised goods or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The Company reviews its sales transactions to identify contractual rights, performance obligations, and transaction prices, including the allocation of prices to separate performance obligations, if applicable. Revenue and costs of sales are recognized once products are delivered to the customer’s control and performance obligations are satisfied.

 

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by major product line for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

 

Sales Channels LED digital gauges and automotive electronics and accessories  LED lighting tubes and bulbs  Total 
Business to business $582,000  $-  $582,000 
Direct to consumer  360,000   -   360,000 
Total $942,000  $2,000  $944,000 

 

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by major product line for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

Sales Channels LED digital gauges and automotive electronics and accessories  LED lighting tubes and bulbs  

Total

 
Business to business $325,000  $-  $325,000 
Direct to consumer  430,000   -   430,000 
Total $755,000  $1,000  $756,000 

 

Products sold by the Company are distinct individual products. The products are offered for sale as finished goods only, and there are no performance obligations required post-shipment for customers to derive the expected value from them. Most of the Company’s sales are received through several eBay web-commerce websites, which requires customer payment at time of order placement. Customer advanced payments were $84,000 and $29,000 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and are recorded as a liability on the consolidated balance sheets.

 

The Company does offer a 30-day return policy from the date of shipment. The Company also provides a limited lifetime warranty on its products. Due to a limited history of returns, the Company does not maintain a warranty reserve.

 

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Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents include all highly liquid investments with remaining maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase. Cash equivalents include funds held in a PayPal account.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company evaluates the collectability of its trade accounts receivable based on a number of factors. In circumstances where the Company becomes aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations to the Company, a specific reserve for bad debts is estimated and recorded, which reduces the recognized receivable to the estimated amount the Company believes will ultimately be collected. In addition to specific customer identification of potential bad debts, bad debt charges are recorded based on the Company’s historical losses and an overall assessment of past due trade accounts receivable outstanding.

 

The allowance for doubtful accounts and returns is established through a provision reducing the carrying value of receivables. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company determined that no allowance for doubtful accounts was necessary.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is computed on a first-in, first-out basis. The Company’s inventories consist almost entirely of finished goods as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

The Company provides inventory reserves based on excess and obsolete inventories determined primarily by future demand forecasts. The write down amount is measured as the difference between the cost of the inventory and market based upon assumptions about future demand and charged to the provision for inventory, which is a component of cost of sales. At the point of the loss recognition, a new, lower cost basis for that inventory is established, and subsequent changes in facts and circumstances do not result in the restoration or increase in that newly established cost basis. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company determined that no reserve for excess and obsolete inventory was necessary.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The Company has determined the estimated useful lives of its property and equipment, as follows:

 

Building 40 years 
Building improvements 7 years 
Vehicles 5 years 
Production equipment 5 years 
Office equipment 3 years 
Furniture and fixtures 7 years 

 

Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. The cost and accumulated depreciation of assets sold or otherwise disposed of are removed from the related accounts and the resulting gain or loss is reflected in the statements of operations.

 

Management assesses the carrying value of property and equipment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. If there is an indication of impairment, management prepares an estimate of future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. The Company did not record an impairment loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

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Product Development Costs

 

Product development costs are expensed in the period incurred. The costs primarily consist of prototype and testing costs. Product development costs for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, were $84,000 and $95,000, respectively.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

The Company’s shipping and handling costs relating to inbound and outbound freight are reported as cost of goods sold in the consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company classifies amounts billed to customers for shipping fees as revenues.

 

Income Taxes

 

Income tax expense is based on pretax financial accounting income. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected tax consequences of temporary differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts. Valuation allowances are recorded to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount that will more likely than not be realized. The Company has recorded a valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

The Company accounts for uncertainty in income taxes using a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions. The first step is to evaluate the tax position for recognition by determining if the weight of available evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained on audit, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes, if any. The second step is to measure the tax benefit as the largest amount that is more than 50 percent likely of being realized upon settlement. The Company classifies the liability for unrecognized tax benefits as current to the extent that the Company anticipates payment (or receipt) of cash within one year. Interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions are recognized in the provision for income taxes.

 

Advertising Costs

 

Advertising costs are expensed as incurred and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. Advertising costs were $4,000 and $2,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Concentrations

 

The Company maintains the majority of its cash balances with one financial institution, in the form of demand deposits. Periodically, the Company had cash deposits that exceeded the federally insured limit of $250,000. The Company believes that no significant concentration of credit risk exists with respect to these cash balances because of its assessment of the creditworthiness and financial viability of the financial institution.

 

Sales. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company’s three largest customers accounted for 24%, 22% and 15% of sales. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, three customers accounted for 39%, 15% and 12% of sales. No other customers exceeded 10% of sales in either period.

 

Accounts receivable. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had accounts receivable from three customers which comprised 27%, 25% and 21% of its gross accounts receivable. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had accounts receivable from two customers which comprised 30%, and 26% of its gross accounts receivable, respectively.

 

Purchases from vendors. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company’s two largest vendors accounted for approximately 19% and 15% of all purchases. The Company sourced 59% of its raw materials from its vendors in China. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company’s three largest vendors accounted for approximately 16%, 12% and 11% of all purchases. The Company sourced 29% of its raw materials from its vendors in China. No other vendor exceeded 10% of all purchases in either periods.

 

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Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company determines the fair value of its assets and liabilities based on the exchange price in U.S. dollars 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. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The Company uses a fair value hierarchy with three levels of inputs, of which the first two are considered observable and the last unobservable, to measure fair value:

 

 Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

 Level 2 — Inputs, other than Level 1, that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
   
 Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments such as cash, accounts receivable, inventories, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, accrued payroll liabilities, and advanced customer deposits, approximate the related fair values due to the short-term maturities of these instruments. The carrying values of the line of credit and notes payable approximate their fair values due to the fact that the interest rates on these obligations are based on prevailing market interest rates.

 

Recently Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. ASU 2016-13 requires entities to use a forward-looking approach based on current expected credit losses (“CECL”) to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments, including trade receivables. This may result in the earlier recognition of allowances for losses. ASU 2016-13 is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2023, and early adoption is permitted. The Company does not believe the potential impact of the new guidance and related codification improvements will be material to its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB, its Emerging Issues Task Force, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Securities and Exchange Commission did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future financial statements.

 

NOTE 3 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property and equipment consist of the following at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  

March 31,

2021

  December 31,
2020
 
Building and improvements $651,000  $645,000 
Land  96,000   96,000 
Vehicles  461,000   411,000 
Production equipment  715,000   630,000 
Office equipment  35,000   35,000 
Furniture and fixtures  48,000   48,000 
Total property and equipment cost  2,006,000   1,865,000 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization  (492,000)  (446,000)
Property and equipment, net $1,514,000  $1,419,000 

 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was $46,000 and $13,000, respectively.

 

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NOTE 4 – ACCRUED PAYROLL TO OFFICER

 

Beginning in January 2018, the Company’s President voluntarily elected to defer payment of his employment compensation. The balance of the compensation owed to the Company’s President was $481,000 and $442,000 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

NOTE 5 – LINE OF CREDIT

 

On April 28, 2020, the Company obtained a $50,000 unsecured line of credit from KeyBank. The line of credit carries an interest rate of 3.25% per annum. The balance outstanding on the line of credit was $35,000 and $49,000 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

NOTE 6 – LOANS PAYABLE TO RELATED PARTIES

 

Loans payable to related parties consists of the following at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
 
Loan payable to officers/shareholders (a) $1,805,000  $2,130,000 
Loan payable to related party (b)  125,000   125,000 
Loan payable to related party – past due (c)  -   34,000 
Loan payable to related party – (d)  335,000   330,000 
Total loans payable to related parties  2,265,000   2,619,000 
Loans payable to related parties, current portion  (2,265,000)  (2,619,000)
Loans payable to related parties, net of current portion $-  $- 

 

 

a.On December 1, 2016, the Company acquired Intellitronix Corporation from the Company’s President and shareholder. The Company agreed to pay $4,000,000 in exchange for all the shares of Intellitronix Corporation. The sixty-month loan matures in December 2021, requires monthly payments of $74,000, carries an interest rate of 6.25%, and is secured by the assets of Intellitronix Corporation. The loan balance on December 31, 2020, including accrued interest, was $2,130,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company accrued interest of $31,000 and made principal loan payments of $356,000, leaving a balance outstanding of $1,805,000 at March 31, 2021.

 

b.

During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company’s President and shareholder, contributed $125,000 of working capital to the Company. The contributed working capital balance were converted into a loan with no interest rate, and due on demand. The loan balance was $125,000 on both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. 

  
c.In July 2016, the Company assumed an obligation of Solei Systems, Inc, an entity owned by the Company’s President and shareholder. The Company agreed to enter into a note agreement with Huntington National Bank for $60,000. The loan has an interest rate of 6.00% and requires a monthly payment of $1,000. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $34,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company and Huntington National Bank agreed to settle the past due loan and interest balance for a total of $25,000, and the Company recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt for $9,000, leaving no balance remaining at March 31, 2021.

 

d.On April 24, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with the Company’s President and shareholder, Paul Spivak (the “Lender”), pursuant to which the Company borrowed $408,000 from the Lender. The Loan has a term of twelve months and carries an interest rate of 6.00%. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $330,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company accrued interest of $5,000, leaving a balance outstanding of $335,000 at March 31, 2021.

 

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NOTE 7 – LOANS PAYABLE

 

Loan payable consisted of the following as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  

March 31,

2021

  December 31,
2020
 
PayPal Working Capital Loan, net of discount (a) $32,000  $38,000 
PayPal Working Capital Loan, net of discount (b)  10,000   14,000 
Secured promissory note (c)  58,000   86,000 
Secured promissory note (d)  265,000   265,000 
Vehicle loans (e)  167,000   131,000 
Equipment loan (f)  15,000   16,000 
Equipment loan (g)  15,000   17,000 
Equipment loan (h)  85,000   - 
Loan discount  (3,000)  (8,000)
Total loans payable  644,000   559,000 
Loans payable, current portion  (159,000)  (163,000)
Loans payable, net of current portion $485,000  $396,000 

 

 

a.On August 12, 2019, the Company entered into a PayPal Working Capital loan. The principal amount of the loan was for $216,000. The Company received net proceeds of $200,000, net of loan fees of $16,000. The loan has a 20-month term and requires monthly payments equal to 20% of monthly PayPal sales proceeds, but no less than $11,000 every 90-day period. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $38,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $6,000, leaving a total of $32,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

b.

On November 25, 2019, the Company entered into a PayPal Working Capital loan. The principal amount of the loan was for $66,000. The Company received net proceeds of $50,000, net of loan fees of $16,000. The loan has a 20-month term and requires monthly payments equal to 20% of monthly PayPal sales proceeds, but no less than $3,300 every 90-day period. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $14,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $4,000, leaving a total of $10,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

  
c.

On March 12, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement with Celtic Bank in the principal amount of $150,000 with interest at 32.09% per annum and due on September 12, 2021. The loan requires minimum monthly principal and interest payments of $11,000 and is secured by the Company’s assets and future sales and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $86,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $28,000, leaving a total of $58,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

  
d.On August 26, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement with Apex Commercial Capital Corp. in the principal amount of $266,000 with interest at 9.49% per annum and due on September 10, 2030. The loan requires one hundred nineteen (119) monthly payments of $2,322, with a final balloon payment on the one hundred twentieth (120) month, or September 10, 2030, of $224,835. The loan is guaranteed by the Company and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and secured by the Company’s real estate. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $265,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of less than $1,000, leaving a total of $265,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

e.The Company purchases vehicles for its Chief Executive Officer and for research and development activities. Generally, vehicles are sold or traded in at the end of the vehicle loan period. The aggregate vehicle loan balance on three vehicles was $131,000 at December 31, 2020, with an original loan period of 72 to 144 months, and interest rates of zero percent to 10.99%. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company purchased a vehicle for $40,000, with a 72 month loan term, and an interest rate of 4.15%, and made total principal payments of $4,000 on its vehicle loans, leaving an aggregate loan balance on four vehicles of $167,000 at March 31, 2021.

 

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f.

On August 3, 2020, the Company entered into a $18,000 term loan with Leaf Capital related to the purchase of production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 8.48% per annum, and is secured by the production equipment. The loan balance on December 31, 2020 was $16,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $1,000, leaving a total of $15,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

g.On November 29, 2020, the Company entered into a $17,000 term loan with CIT Bank related to the purchase of software for its production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 13.18% per annum, and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. The loan balance was $17,000 at December 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $2,000, leaving a total of $15,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

h.On February 22, 2021, the Company entered into a $86,000 term loan with CIT Bank related to the purchase of production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 9.96% per annum, and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $1,000, leaving a total of $85,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

The aggregate amount of the loan fees recorded in 2019, related to PayPal Working Capital Loans, was $32,000 and was recorded as a valuation discount to be amortized over the life of the PayPal Working Capital Loans. The unamortized valuation discount was $8,000 at December 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, amortization of valuation discount of $5,000 was recorded as an interest cost, leaving a $3,000 remaining unamortized balance of the valuation discount at March 31, 2021.

 

NOTE 8 – CONVERTIBLE SECURED NOTES PAYABLE

 

The Company issued convertible secured debentures (“Convertible Notes”) to accredited investors with interest at 10% per annum, a term of eighteen months, and secured by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries. The Convertible Notes provide a conversion right, in which the principal amount of the Convertible Notes, together with any accrued but unpaid interest, could be converted into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price at $0.25 per share. The Convertible Notes balance on December 31, 2020, including accrued interest of $5,000, was $55,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company accrued additional interest of $2,000, leaving a total of $57,000 owed at March 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the Convertible Notes were convertible into 226,356 shares of common stock.

 

NOTE 9 – SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Common shares issued for cash

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company received proceeds of $150,000 and $50,000 on the private placement of 1,005,000 and 200,000 shares of common stock, at an average price of $0.15 and $0.25 per share, respectively.

 

Summary of Warrants

 

A summary of warrants for the period ended March 31, 2021, is as follows:

 

  Number
of
  Weighted
Average
Exercise
 
  Warrants  Price 
Balance outstanding, December 31, 2020  20,000   0.25 
Warrants granted  -   - 
Warrants exercised  -   - 
Warrants expired or forfeited  -   - 
Balance outstanding, March 31, 2021  20,000  $0.25 
Balance exercisable, March 31, 2021  20,000  $0.25 

 

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Information relating to outstanding warrants at March 31, 2021, summarized by exercise price, is as follows:

 

   Outstanding  Exercisable 
         Weighted     Weighted 
         Average     Average 
Exercise Price
Per Share
  Shares  

Life

(Years)

  

Exercise

Price

  Shares  Exercise
Price
 
$0.25   20,000   0.44  $0.25   20,000  $0.25 

 

In conjunction with the sale of a portion of the common shares issued as part of its private offering discussed above, the Company issued eighteen-month warrants to purchase shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25.

 

The weighted-average remaining contractual life of warrants outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2021 was 0.44 years. The outstanding and exercisable warrants at an intrinsic value of $1,000 at March 31, 2021.

 

NOTE 10 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

Intellitronix Corporation is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Michael A. Kunzman & Associates, Inc. for alleged nonpayment of manufacturer’s representation commissions. The lawsuit was filed on August 24, 2020 and is currently pending in the Circuit Court for Oakland County, Michigan. Intellitronix Corporation denies the allegations and intends to assert, upon leave of Court, a counterclaim to recover its damages.

 

NOTE 11 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

US Lighting Group, Inc created a new subsidiary called Fusion X Marine, LLC on April 12, 2021, domiciled in Wyoming, to sell boats and other related products to the recreational marine market. Fusion X Marine is 99% owned by the Company and 1% owned by Paul Spivak, the Company’s CEO.

 

Subsequent to March 31, 2021, the Company received proceeds of $89,000 on the private placement of 592,000 shares of common stock, at a price of $0.15 per share, and the Company issued 50,000 shares of common stock for services received from a vendor.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations includes a number of forward-looking statements that reflect Management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate” and “continue,” or similar words. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of us and members of our management team as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.

 

Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report and in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Important factors currently known to Management could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the future operating results over time. We believe that our assumptions are based upon reasonable data derived from and known about our business and operations. No assurances are made that actual results of operations or the results of our future activities will not differ materially from our assumptions. Factors that could cause differences include, but are not limited to, expected market demand for our products, fluctuations in pricing for materials, and competition.

 

General Overview

 

We are engaged in the business of manufacturing and distributing LED digital gauges, automotive electronics, and accessories for commercial and industrial customers, as well as LED lighting tubes and bulbs.

 

Principal Products

 

US Lighting Group designs, manufactures, and distributes 4’ LED tube lights that are superior in power usage, lifespan, warranty, and cost savings, because of the exclusive minimalistic design and proprietary manufacturing processes. Channels to market include The Home Depot drop ship program, and earlier in the company history, a chain of reginal distributors. US Lighting Group, Inc. has research and development, testing, and production facilities based in Euclid, Ohio, USA where all products are engineered and manufactured from domestic and imported components.

 

The US Lighting Group currently produces a series of bulbs, each with their own unique specifications and applications:

 

 BH4 Series is our flagship LED light bulb line and has remained our top seller throughout the years. The BH4 bulb is a powerful, highly efficient top-level bulb offering the greatest savings potential and longest life span at 21 years. This light has been engineered to emit zero RF.
   
 GFY Series designed for those looking for something a little less powerful and lower cost. This series combines the demand for lower-watt bulbs with the need for highly efficient, sustainable lighting options to create two highly affordable LED bulb options. This tube is more cost-effective on the upfront purchase, while still offering a 15-year warranty and significant savings on energy costs.

 

 FEB Series is our plug-and-play LED lighting option with power at each end that works with both electronic and magnetic ballasts.

 

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Distribution and Current Market

 

LED lighting is a commodity product, which has become very competitive due to overseas imports with low pricing, making it a difficult climate for US Lighting Group, Inc. to operate in. We are looking into other LED lighting product lines that would leverage our electronics innovativeness to provide more specialty-type LED lighting. US Lighting Group has a supplier contractual relationship with The Home Depot. Customers can order product online at HomeDepot.com and it ships to the customer directly from our warehouse, however the sales have been minimal in the last two years.

 

US Lighting Group is looking at other industries such as robotics and fiberglass, but they are still in the early development stage.

 

Intellitronix Corporation

 

In recent years, the Company’s primary activity has been centered around Intellitronix. Intellitronix is engaged in automotive electronics manufacturing, serving a niche market of aftermarket electronics for customer installations as well as several emerging OEM applications.

 

Products

 

 Automotive - Our portfolio includes direct fit replacement gauge panels for specific vehicle models manufactured by Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep, etc. and universal gauges for numerous other makes and models of classic cars. Other products include vehicle lighting, ignition systems, RPM switches and other automotive electronics. Intellitronix Corporation is a well-established brand that is available to consumers through major aftermarket distributors. The Company offers a Limited Lifetime Factory Warranty on all its branded products.

 

 Marine - We design and manufacture products for the marine industry including GPS controlled marine speedometer and Prometheus Ignition System to guard against ignition failures.

 

 OEM - In recent years, we have developed several custom OEM projects from design to production for companies such as Kawasaki Motors and Coachman RV. The Energy Management Multifunctional System (EMMS) was designed and manufactured for recreational vehicles as an OEM project, and our first customer orders were recently received. The 4-in-1 unit that is currently in development incorporates energy management and load shed, a breaker panel, automatic transfer switch, automatic generator starter plus display unit, Bluetooth, WiFi and multiplexing capabilities.

 

Our capabilities include a broad range of design and manufacturing services, such as various microprocessor-controlled products for the automotive, electronic, marine, and recreational vehicle markets and the Company has been leveraging its competitive advantage as an efficient low-cost manufacturing partner to other OEM providers. We are focusing on growing the OEM and private label segments that provide high-volume and low-overhead manufacturing opportunities.

 

The vast majority of our products are manufactured at our facility in Euclid, Ohio.

 

Distribution

 

We currently have three sales channels, including Intellitronix branded automotive product lines sold through business-to-consumer (B2C) and retail channels, business-to-business (B2B) and private labeled product lines, and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). For OEM customers, we provide design and manufacturing services to meet original equipment manufacturer’s specifications, and these products are incorporated in the new vehicles. The most recent projects have been completed in the growing RV industry, meeting all applicable safety standards. Our customers include O’Reilly Auto Parts, Summit Racing Equipment, JEGS, Kawasaki Motors, Coachman RV, US Auto Parts, CJ Pony Parts, Corvette Central, Mid America Motorworks, Eckler’s, and others. We also sell our products through eBay, Amazon, and other e-commerce platforms.

 

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COVID-19 Considerations

 

Through the date these financial statements were issued, the COVID-19 pandemic did not have a net material impact on our operating results. In the future, the pandemic may cause reduced demand for our products if, for example, the pandemic results in a recessionary economic environment, which negatively effects the consumers who purchase our products.

 

Our ability to operate without significant negative operational impact from the COVID-19 pandemic will in part depend on our ability to protect our employees and our supply chain. The Company has endeavored to follow the recommended actions of government and health authorities to protect our employees. Through the date that these financial statements were issued, we maintained the consistency of our operations during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the uncertainty resulting from the pandemic could result in an unforeseen disruption to our workforce and supply chain (for example, an inability of a key supplier or transportation supplier to source and transport materials) that could negatively impact our operations.

 

Through the date that these financial statements were issued, the COVID-19 pandemic has not negatively impacted the Company’s liquidity position as of such date, and the Company continues to generate cash flows to meet its short-term liquidity needs, and it expects to maintain access to the capital markets. The Company has not observed any material impairments of its assets or a significant change in the fair value of its assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

This “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section is based upon our 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 consolidated financial statements requires that we make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, net sales and expenses and related disclosures. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates, including, but not limited to, those related to inventories, income taxes, accounts receivable allowance, fair value derivatives, and reserve for warranty claims. We base our estimates on historical experience, performance metrics and on various other assumptions that we believe 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 will differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We apply the following critical accounting policies in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

 

Use of Estimates

 

Financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Among other things, management estimates include the estimated collectability of its accounts receivable, the valuation of long lived assets, warranty reserves, the assumptions used to calculate derivative liabilities, assumptions used to value equity instruments issued for financing and compensation, and the valuation of deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Revenue recognition

 

We recognize revenue in accordance with Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09. This standard provides authoritative guidance clarifying the principles for recognizing revenue and developing a common revenue standard for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in the exchange for those goods or services.

 

Under this guidance, revenue is recognized when control of promised goods or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The Company reviews its sales transactions to identify contractual rights, performance obligations, and transaction prices, including the allocation of prices to separate performance obligations, if applicable. Revenue and costs of sales are recognized once products are delivered to the customer’s control and performance obligations are satisfied.

 

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Products sold by the Company are distinct individual products. The products are offered for sale as finished goods only, and there are no performance obligations required post-shipment for customers to derive the expected value from them. Most of the Company’s sales are received through several eBay web-commerce websites, which requires customer payment at time of order placement.

 

The Company does offer a 30-day return policy from the date of shipment. The Company also provides a limited lifetime warranty on its products. Due to a limited history of returns, the Company does not maintain a warranty reserve.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 of Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for management’s discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

Our revenue, operating expenses, and net loss from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, were as follows:

 

  For the three months ended March 31,     Percentage
Change
 
  2021  2020  Change  Inc. (Dec.) 
Total Sales, net  944,000   756,000   188,000   25%
Total Cost of goods sold  406,000   226,000   180,000   80%
Gross profit  538,000   530,000   8,000   2%
                 
Operating expenses                
Selling, general and administrative expenses  562,000   521,000   41,000   8%
Product development costs  84,000   95,000   (11,000)  (12)%
Total operating expenses  646,000   616,000   30,000   5%
Loss from operations  (108,000)  (86,000)  (22,000)  26%
Other expense  (40,000)  (43,000)  3,000   (7)%
Net Loss $(148,000) $(129,000) $(19,000)  15%

 

Sales

 

Sales increased by $188,000 (25%) to $944,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $756,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in revenue is attributed to the successful completion of several R&D projects that resulted in increased purchasing activity by OEM and private label customers as well as organic growth of the market share of Intellitronix branded products.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

Cost of goods sold increased by $180,000 (80%) to $406,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $226,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in costs of goods sold was primarily attributable to increased sales. Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 57% for three months ended March 31, 2021 from 70% for the three months ended March 31, 2020, or 13%, a decrease of 19%. The decline in gross margin is attributed to significant increases in direct material pricing, higher direct labor expense due a very tight labor market and a change in our sales mix from less direct to consumer sales at higher margins to more business to business sales at lower margins.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses include selling, general and administrative expenses, and product development costs.

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 41,000 (8%) to $562,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $521,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses is primarily attributable to additional financial and customer support personnel.

 

Product development costs decreased by 11,000 (12%) to $84,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $95,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The decrease in product development costs is primarily attributable a focus on fewer new products with higher margins.

 

Loss from Operations

 

Loss from operations increased to approximately $108,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to a loss from operations of $86,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in loss from operations was due to increased gross profit, offset by increased operating expenses, as discussed above.

 

Other Expense

 

Other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $40,000, as compared to other expense of $43,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt of $9,000 and sublease income from a related party of $15,000, both of which did not exist during the prior year period. Interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $64,000, as compared to $43,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss was $148,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to a net loss of $129,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in net loss was due to increased gross profit, decreased other expenses, offset by increased operating expenses, as discussed above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our working capital deficiency as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020 was as follows:

 

  As of  As of 
  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
 
Current Assets $577,000  $908,000 
Current Liabilities  3,468,000   3,795,000 
Net Working Capital Deficiency $(2,891,000) $(2,887,000)

 

The following summarizes our cash flow activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

Cash Flows

 

  Three months  Three months 
  ended  ended 
  March 31,
2021
  March 31,
2020
 
Net cash provided by (used in) Operating Activities $277,000  $(57,000)
Net cash used in Investing Activities  (141,000)  (2,000)
Net cash provided by (used in) Financing Activities  (135,000)  159,000 
Increase in cash during the period  1,000   100,000 
Cash, Beginning of Period  108,000   107,000 
Cash, End of Period $109,000  $207,000 

 

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At March 31, 2021, we had a working capital deficit of approximately $2.9 million compared to a working capital deficit of $2.9 million at December 31, 2020.

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $277,000, compared to net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of $57,000. The improvement in net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was primarily due to the decrease in our accounts receivable balance of $381,000, and routine changes in our working capital accounts of $36,000.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was approximately $141,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $2,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company purchased production equipment for $86,000, a vehicle for $40,000, and other property and equipment for $15,000. Net cash used in investing activities was approximately $2,000 for three months ended March 31, 2020 and relates to the purchase of office equipment.

 

Net cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $135,000 and included proceeds of $150,000 received in the private placement of common stock, and $125,000 from proceeds from the issuance of notes payable. These proceeds were offset by the repayment of $45,000 of notes payable, repayment of $14,000 on the line of credit, and repayment of $351,000 of notes payable to a related party. Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $159,000 and included $50,000 of proceeds from the private placement of common stock, $88,000 from the issuance of secured convertible promissory notes, $150,000 in proceeds from loans payable, and $40,000 in proceeds from notes payable to a related party. These proceeds were offset by the payment of $4,000 on a finance lease, repayment of $71,000 of notes payable, and repayment of $94,000 of notes payable to a related party.

 

Since inception, our principal sources of liquidity have been cash provided by financing, including through the private placement of convertible notes and equity securities, loans, and gross profit from the sales of our products. Our principal uses of cash have been primarily for labor and outside services, expansion of our operations, development of new products and improvement of existing products, expansion of marketing efforts to promote our products and brand, and capital expenditures. We anticipate that additional expenditures will be necessary to develop and expand our assets before sufficient and consistent positive operating cash flows will be achieved, including sufficient cash flows to service existing liabilities and related interest. Additional funds may be needed in order to continue production and operations, maintain profitability and to achieve our objectives. As such, our cash resources may not be sufficient to meet our current operating expense and production requirements, and planned business objectives beyond the date of this Form 10-K filing without additional financing.

 

Loans Payable to Related Parties

 

On December 1, 2016, the Company acquired Intellitronix Corporation from the Company’s President and shareholder. The Company agreed to pay $4,000,000 in exchange for all the shares of Intellitronix Corporation. The sixty-month loan matures in December 2021, requires monthly payments of $74,000, carries an interest rate of 6.25%, and is secured by the assets of Intellitronix Corporation. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, including accrued interest, was $1,805,000 and $2,130,000.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company’s President and shareholder, contributed $125,000 of working capital to the Company. The contributed working capital balance were converted into a loan with no interest rate, and due on demand. The loan balance was $125,000 on both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

On April 24, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with the Company’s President and shareholder, Paul Spivak (the “Lender”), pursuant to which the Company borrowed $408,000 from the Lender. The Loan has a term of twelve months and carries an interest rate of 6.00%. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, including accrued interest, was $335,000 and $330,000.

 

Loans Payable

 

On August 12, 2019, the Company entered into a PayPal Working Capital loan. The principal amount of the loan was for $216,000. The Company received net proceeds of $200,000, net of loan fees of $16,000. The loan has a 20-month term and requires monthly payments equal to 20% of monthly PayPal sales proceeds, but no less than $11,000 every 90-day period. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $32,000 and $38,000, respectively.

 

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On November 25, 2019, the Company entered into a PayPal Working Capital loan. The principal amount of the loan was for $66,000. The Company received net proceeds of $50,000, net of loan fees of $16,000. The loan has a 20-month term and requires monthly payments equal to 20% of monthly PayPal sales proceeds, but no less than $3,300 every 90-day period. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $10,000 and $14,000, respectively.

 

On March 12, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement with Celtic Bank in the principal amount of $150,000 with interest at 32.09% per annum and due on September 12, 2021. The loan requires minimum monthly principal and interest payments of $11,000 and is secured by the Company’s assets and future sales and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $58,000 and $86,000, respectively.

 

On August 26, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement with Apex Commercial Capital Corp. in the principal amount of $266,000 with interest at 9.49% per annum and due on September 10, 2030. The loan requires one hundred nineteen (119) monthly payments of $2,322, with a final balloon payment on the one hundred twentieth (120) month, or September 10, 2030, of $224,835. The loan is guaranteed by the Company and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and secured by the Company’s real estate. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $265,000 and $265,000, respectively.

 

The Company purchases vehicles for its Chief Executive Officer and for research and development activities. Generally, vehicles are sold or traded in at the end of the vehicle loan period. The aggregate vehicle loan balance on three vehicles was $131,000 at December 31, 2020, with an original loan period of 72 to 144 months, and interest rates of zero percent to 10.99%. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company purchased a vehicle for $40,000, with a 72 month loan term, and an interest rate of 4.15%, and made total principal payments of $4,000 on its vehicle loans. The aggregate loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $167,000 and $131,000, respectively.

 

On August 3, 2020, the Company entered into a $18,000 term loan with Leaf Capital related to the purchase of production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 8.48% per annum, and is secured by the production equipment. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $15,000 and $16,000, respectively.

 

On November 29, 2020, the Company entered into a $17,000 term loan with CIT Bank related to the purchase of software for its production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 13.18% per annum, and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. The loan balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $15,000 and $17,000, respectively.

 

On February 22, 2021, the Company entered into a $86,000 term loan with CIT Bank related to the purchase of production equipment. The loan requires monthly payments over the term of 36 months, has an interest rate of 9.96% per annum, and is personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company made principal payments of $1,000, leaving a total of $85,000 owed at March 31, 2021.

 

Convertible Secured Notes Payable

 

The Company issued convertible secured debentures (“Convertible Notes”) to accredited investors with interest at 10% per annum, a term of eighteen months, and secured by all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries. The Convertible Notes provide a conversion right, in which the principal amount of the Convertible Notes, together with any accrued but unpaid interest, could be converted into the Company’s common stock at a conversion price at $0.25 per share. The Convertible Notes balance on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, was $57,000 and $55,000, respectively. As of March 31, 2021, the Convertible Notes were convertible into 226,356 shares of common stock.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) defines “critical accounting policies” as those that require application of management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain and may change in subsequent periods. Not all of the accounting policies require management to make difficult, subjective or complex judgments or estimates. However, the following policies could be deemed to be critical within the SEC definition.

 

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Revenue recognition

 

We recognize revenue in accordance with Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09. This standard provides authoritative guidance clarifying the principles for recognizing revenue and developing a common revenue standard for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in the exchange for those goods or services.

 

Under this guidance, revenue is recognized when control of promised goods or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The Company reviews its sales transactions to identify contractual rights, performance obligations, and transaction prices, including the allocation of prices to separate performance obligations, if applicable. Revenue and costs of sales are recognized once products are delivered to the customer’s control and performance obligations are satisfied.

 

Products sold by the Company are distinct individual products. The products are offered for sale as finished goods only, and there are no performance obligations required post-shipment for customers to derive the expected value from them. Most of the Company’s sales are received through several eBay web-commerce websites, which requires customer payment at time of order placement.

 

The Company does offer a 30-day return policy from the date of shipment. The Company also provides a limited lifetime warranty on its products. Due to a limited history of returns, the Company does not maintain a warranty reserve.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 of the condensed consolidated financial statements for management’s discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

Pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K (§ 229.305(e)), the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item as it is a “smaller reporting company,” as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1).

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures.

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.

 

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Based on management’s evaluation, we concluded that, as of the date of this report, our remediation efforts continue related to each of the material weaknesses that we have identified in our internal control over financial reporting, and additional time and resources will be required in order to fully address these material weaknesses. We have not been able to complete all actions necessary and test the remediated controls in a manner that would enable us to conclude that such controls are effective. We are committed to implementing the necessary controls to remediate the material weaknesses described below as our resources permit. These material weaknesses will not be considered remediated until (1) the new processes are designed, appropriately controlled and implemented for a sufficient period of time and (2) we have sufficient evidence that the new processes and related controls are operating effectively. The following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting were identified by management as of March 31, 2021:

 

Ineffective Control Environment. The Company did not maintain an effective control environment, which is the foundation necessary for effective internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, the Company (i) did not maintain a functioning independent audit committee; (ii) did not have its Board of Directors review and approve significant transactions; (iii) had an insufficient number of personnel appropriately qualified to perform control design, execution and monitoring activities; (iv) had an insufficient number of personnel with an appropriate level of U.S. GAAP knowledge and experience and ongoing training in the application of U.S. GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements commensurate with the Company’s financial reporting requirements; (v) had inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives; and (vi) lack of written documentation of the Company’s key internal control policies and procedures over financial reporting. The Company is required under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to have written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting. The Company did not formally document policies and controls to enable management and other personnel to understand and carry out their internal control responsibilities including the lack of budget-to-actual analyses, balance sheet variation analysis, and pro-forma financial statements. Additionally, the Company did not have an adequate process in place to complete its testing and assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting in a timely manner;

 

Ineffective controls over financial statement close and reporting process. The Company did not maintain effective controls over its financial statement close and reporting process. Specifically, the Company: (i) had insufficient preparation and review procedures for disclosures accompanying the Company’s financial statements; and (ii) did not provide reasonable assurance that accounts were complete and accurate and agreed to detailed support and that reconciliations of accounts were properly performed, reviewed and approved; and

 

Insufficient segregation of duties in our finance and accounting functions due to limited personnel. We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, we had limited personnel that performed nearly all aspects of our financial reporting process, including, but not limited to, access to the underlying accounting records and systems, the ability to post and record journal entries and responsibility for the preparation of the financial statements. Due to the fact that these duties were often performed by the same person, this creates a lack of review over the financial reporting process that would likely result in a failure to detect errors in spreadsheets, calculations, or assumptions used to compile the financial statements and related disclosures as filed with the SEC. These control deficiencies could result in a material misstatement to our interim or annual financial statements that would not be prevented or detected.

 

Changes in internal control over financial reporting.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. 

 

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PART II

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

Intellitronix Corporation is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Michael A. Kunzman & Associates, Inc. for alleged nonpayment of manufacturer’s representation commissions. The lawsuit was filed on August 24, 2020 and is currently pending in the Circuit Court for Oakland County, Michigan. Intellitronix Corporation denies the allegations and intends to assert, upon leave of Court, a counterclaim to recover its damages.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

The Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item as it is a “smaller reporting company,” as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1).

 

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

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company received proceeds of $150,000 on the private placement of 1,005,000 shares of common stock, at an average price of $0.15 per share.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number

 Description of Exhibit
31.1 Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
31.2 Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 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 Certifications of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
32.2 Certifications of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
101 The following materials from US Lighting Group, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Deficit, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (vi) Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 US LIGHTING GROUP, INC.
   
Date: May 5, 2021By:/s/ PAUL SPIVAK
  Paul Spivak
  

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal executive officer)

   
Date: May 5, 2021By:/s/ STEVEN E. EISENBERG
  Steven E. Eisenberg
  Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

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