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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

June 30, 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 No.

0-55108

 

BLACKBOXSTOCKS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada

 

45-3598066

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1485, Dallas, Texas

75240

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(972) 726-9203

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year if changed since last report)

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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 such 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 filer ☒Smaller 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 ☒

 

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s Common Stock as of August 10, 2021 was 9,720,879.

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   
  

Page

INTRODUCTORY COMMENT

1

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

1

  

PART I –FINANCIAL INFORMATION

2

Item 1.

Financial Statements

2

 

Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020

2

 

Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)

3

 

Statement of Stockholders’ Deficit for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)

4

 

Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)

5

 

Notes to Financial Statements for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

6

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

11

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

14

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

14

   

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

15

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

15

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

15

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

15

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

16

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

16

Item 5.

Other Information

16

Item 6.

Exhibits

16

   

SIGNATURES

 

16

 

 

 

INTRODUCTORY COMMENT

 

Throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “Blackboxstocks,” or the “Company” refers to Blackboxstocks Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Our prospects are subject to uncertainties and risks. In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”), we make forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. When used in this Report, the words “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “intend,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) regarding events, conditions and financial trends which may affect our future plans of operations, business strategy, operating results and financial position. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties described herein and actual results may differ materially from those included within the forward-looking statements. Additional factors are described in our other public reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

This Report contains certain estimates and plans related to us and the industry in which we operate, which assume certain events, trends and activities will occur and the projected information based on those assumptions. We do not know that all of our assumptions are accurate. If our assumptions are wrong about any events, trends and activities, then our estimates for future growth for our business may also be wrong. There can be no assurance that any of our estimates as to our business growth will be achieved.

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes associated with them contained elsewhere in this Report. This discussion should not be construed to imply that the results discussed in this Report will necessarily continue into the future or that any conclusion reached in this Report will necessarily be indicative of actual operating results in the future. The discussion represents only the best assessment of management.

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Financial Statements

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.

Balance Sheets

As of June 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020

 

  

June 30,

  

December 31,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Assets

        

Current assets:

        

Cash

 $626,490  $972,825 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $68,589 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  31,184   17,990 

Inventory

  22,856   17,661 

Total current assets

  680,530   1,008,476 
         

Property and equipment:

        

Office, computer and related equipment, net of depreciation of $71,666 and $61,961 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  50,484   5,682 

Right of use lease, net of amortization of $123,269 and $97,725 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  425,830   62,348 

Total property and equipment

  476,314   68,030 
         

Long term assets:

        

Prepaid expenses

  55,701   44,643 

Prepaid expenses, related party (Note 5)

  36,700   36,700 

Total long term assets

  92,401   81,343 
         

Total Assets

 $1,249,245  $1,157,849 
         

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $438,789  $352,545 

Accrued interest

  6,206   10,425 

Unearned subscriptions

  926,169   1,016,157 

Lease liability right of use, current

  62,050   40,473 

Other liabilities

  0   180,000 

Senior secured note payable, current

  10,000   10,000 

Convertible notes payable, net of discount of $10,171 and $194,267 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively (Note 6)

  39,868   257,150 

Notes payable (Note 6)

  130,200   131,605 

Notes payable, related party (Note 6)

  0   859 

Total current liabilities

  1,613,282   1,999,214 
         

Long term liabilities:

        

Senior secured note payable, long term, net of debt issuance costs of $73,225 and $99,852 at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  916,775   890,148 

Lease liability right of use, long term

  368,267   26,241 

Total long term liabilities

  1,285,042   916,389 
         

Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)

          
         

Stockholders' Deficit:

        

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  0   0 

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; 5,000,000 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  5,000   5,000 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized: 8,590,877 and 8,410,386 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

  8,591   8,410 

Common stock, subscribed

  0   12,500 

Additional paid in capital

  5,752,929   5,401,154 

Accumulated deficit

  (7,415,599)  (7,184,818)

Total Stockholders' Deficit

  (1,649,079)  (1,757,754)
         

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

 $1,249,245  $1,157,849 

 

 

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.

Statements of Operations

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

 

  

For the three months ended June 30,

  

For the six months ended June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

  

2021

  

2020

 

Revenue:

                

Subscriptions

 $1,460,376  $801,048  $2,946,173  $1,212,849 

Other revenues

  3,230   7,800   7,101   11,250 

Total revenues

  1,463,606   808,848   2,953,274   1,224,099 
                 

Cost of revenues

  409,578   242,158   805,352   412,510 
                 

Gross margin

  1,054,028   566,690   2,147,922   811,589 
                 

Operating expenses:

                

Software development costs

  203,255   57,914   333,693   92,245 

Selling, general and administrative

  615,727   315,991   1,222,414   665,436 

Advertising and marketing

  347,188   142,732   554,500   231,076 

Depreciation and amortization

  5,381   3,337   9,705   6,828 

Total operating expenses

  1,171,551   519,974   2,120,312   995,585 
                 

Operating income (loss)

  (117,523)  46,716   27,610   (183,996)
                 

Interest expense

  33,257   61,265   74,295   94,760 

Convertible note financing

  0   282,693   0   500,469 

Gain on derivative liability

  0   (554,315)  0   (1,155,485)

Default expense

  0   0   0   24,750 

Amortization of debt discount

  92,556   63,246   184,096   114,853 
                 

Income (loss) before income taxes

  (243,336)  193,827   (230,781)  236,657 
                 

Income taxes

  0   0   0   0 
                 

Net income (loss)

 $(243,336) $193,827  $(230,781) $236,657 
                 

Weighted average number of common

                

shares outstanding - basic

  8,581,448   7,958,231   8,547,758   7,950,539 

shares outstanding - fully diluted

  8,581,448   13,450,090   8,547,758   12,995,459 
                 
                 

Net loss per share - basic

 $(0.03) $0.02  $(0.03) $0.03 

Net income per share - fully diluted

  0  $0.02   0  $0.02 

 

 

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.

Statement of Stockholders Deficit

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

(Unaudited)

 

  Series A                  

Common

  

Additional

         
  

Preferred Stock

  

Preferred Stock

  

Common Stock

  

Stock

  

Paid-in

  

Accumulated

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Subscribed

  

Capital

  

Deficit

  

Total

 
                                         

Balance at December 31, 2019

  5,000,000  $5,000   0   0   7,908,231  $7,908  $35,060  $3,443,640  $(6,829,907) $(3,338,299)
                                         

Issuance of shares in settlement of expenses

  0   0   0   0   50,005   50   0   99,950   0   100,000 
                                         

Warrants issued for amendment of convertible notes payable

  -   0   -   0   -   0   0   282,693   0   282,693 
                                         

Net income

  -   0   -   0   -   0   0   0   236,657   236,657 
                                         

Balance at June 30, 2020

  5,000,000  $5,000   0   0   7,958,236  $7,958  $35,060  $3,826,283  $(6,593,250) $(2,718,949)
                                         
                                         

Balance at December 31, 2020

  5,000,000  $5,000   0   0   8,410,386  $8,410  $12,500  $5,401,154  $(7,184,818) $(1,757,754)
                                         

Issuance of shares for cash

  0   0   0   0   70,772   71   0   137,935   0   138,006 
                                         

Issuance of subscribed shares

  0   0   0   0   6,411   6   (12,500)  12,494   0   0 
                                         

Issuance of shares in settlement of liabilities

  0   0   0   0   103,308   104   0   201,346   0   201,450 
                                         

Net loss

  -   0   -   0   -   0   0   0   (230,781)  (230,781)
                                         

Balance at June 30, 2021

  5,000,000  $5,000   0   0   8,590,877  $8,591  $0  $5,752,929  $(7,415,599) $(1,649,079)

 

 

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.

Statements of Cash Flows

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

(Unaudited)

 

  

June 30,

 
  

2021

  

2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities

        

Net income (loss)

 $(230,781) $236,657 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

        

Depreciation and amortization expense

  9,705   6,828 

Amortization of note discount

  184,096   114,853 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

  26,628   0 

Shares issued in settlement of financing costs

  0   100,000 

Shares issued in settlement of services

  21,450   0 

Expenses paid by lender

  0   6,030 

Convertible note financing

  0   500,469 

Change in fair value of derivative liability

  0   (1,155,485)

Convertible note default expense

  0   24,750 

Right of use lease expense

  120   1,350 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

        

Accounts receivable

  (13,194)  (7,655)

Inventory

  (5,195)  0 

Prepaid expenses

  (11,058)  0 

Accounts payable

  86,244   22,514 

Accrued interest

  (4,219)  69,637 

Accrued interest, related party

  0   7,280 

Unearned subscriptions

  (89,988)  160,452 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  (26,192)  87,680 
         

Cash flows from investing activities

        

Purchases of property and equipment

  (54,507)  0 

Net cash used in investing activities

  (54,507)  0 
         

Cash flows from financing activities

        

Common stock issued for cash

  150,506   0 

Common stock subscribed

  (12,500)  0 

Proceeds from issuance of notes payable

  0   127,100 

Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable

  0   100,000 

Proceeds from Payroll Protection Program

  0   130,200 

Principal payments on notes payable

  (1,405)  (233,800)

Principal payments on convertible notes payable

  (401,378)  0 

Principal payments on notes payable, related parties

  (859)  (78,246)

Cash advances from related parties

  0   5,000 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

  (265,636)  50,254 
         

Net increase (decrease) in cash

  (346,335)  137,934 
         

Cash - beginning of year

  972,825   21,172 

Cash - end of period

 $626,490  $159,106 
         

Supplemental disclosures

        

Interest paid

 $78,502  $0 

Income taxes paid

 $0  $0 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

        

Repayment of note in exchange for note payable

 $0  $(39,370)

Common stock issued in settlement of accrued liabilities

 $180,000  $0 

Discount on notes payable

 $0  $69,500 

Repayment of note payable, related party in exchange for advances

 $0  $4,823 

 

 

Blackboxstocks Inc.

Notes to Financial Statements

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

 

 

1. Organization

 

Blackboxstocks Inc. was incorporated on October 4, 2011 under the laws of the State of Nevada under the name SMSA Ballinger Acquisition Corp. to effect the reincorporation of Senior Management Services of Heritage Oaks at Ballinger, Inc., a Texas corporation, mandated by a Plan of Reorganization confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

 

The Company changed its name to Blackboxstocks, Inc. and began operating as a financial technology and social media platform in March 2016. The platform offers real-time proprietary analytics and news for stock and options traders of all levels. The Company believes its web-based software employs “predictive technology” enhanced by artificial intelligence to find volatility and unusual market activity that may result in the rapid change in the price of a stock or option. The software continuously scans the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, CBOE, and other options markets, analyzing over 8,000 stocks and up to 1,000,000 options contracts multiple times per second. The Company also provides users with a fully interactive social media platform that is integrated into our dashboard, enabling users to exchange information and ideas quickly and efficiently through a common network. Recently, the Company also introduced a live audio/video feature that allows members to broadcast on their own channels to share trade strategies and market insight within the community. The platform was initially made available to subscribers in September 2016. Subscriptions for the use of the platform are sold on a monthly and/or annual subscription basis to individual consumers through the Company website at http://www.blackboxstocks.com.

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accompanying interim unaudited financial statements and footnotes of Blackboxstocks Inc. have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, these unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods, but are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be anticipated for the full year ending December 31, 2021. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in assumption of the continuation of the Company as a going concern, which is dependent upon the Company's ability to obtain sufficient financing or establish itself as a profitable business. At June 30, 2021, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $7,415,599, and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 the Company incurred net losses of $354,911 and $2,983,438, respectively. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 6, the Company executed a Loan Agreement with certain lenders (the “Lenders”) and FVP Servicing LLC, (“FVP”), as agent for the Lenders in connection with the issuance of a Note in the amount of $1,000,000 bearing interest at 12% per annum with an initial maturity of November 12, 2022. Simultaneously, with the execution of the Loan Agreement, the Company repaid an existing secured note payable in the amount of $100,000 along with accrued interest, and certain outstanding trade payables in the amount of $133,880. In addition, the Company granted the Lender a security interest in substantially all of its assets. As a result of this financing and the cash flows from operations, the Company had a cash balance of $626,490 at June 30, 2021. Management believes that this will be sufficient to fund its operations and service its debt for the next twelve months. In addition, management may continue to raise additional debt or equity capital in order to improve liquidity or finance more aggressive growth or development. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise additional capital or on what terms.

 

6

 

The financial statements do not include adjustments relating to the recoverability and realization of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue in operation.

 

Use of Estimates - The Company’s financial statement preparation requires that management make estimates and assumptions which affect the reporting of assets and liabilities and the related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in order to report these financial statements in conformity with GAAP.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash - Cash includes all highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and have original maturities at the date of purchase of three months or less.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements - During the six months ended June 30, 2021 there were several new accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB. Each of the pronouncements, as applicable, has been or will be adopted by the Company. Management does not believe the adoption of any of these accounting pronouncements has had or will have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

Earnings or (Loss) Per Share - Basic earnings per share (or loss per share), is computed by dividing the earnings (loss) for the period by the weighted average number of common stock shares outstanding for the period.  Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution of securities by including other potentially issuable shares of common stock, including shares issuable upon conversion of convertible securities or exercise of outstanding stock options and warrants, in the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period.

 

Revenue Recognition - Revenue is recognized from the sale of subscriptions for the use of the Blackbox System web application, on a monthly or annual basis. Revenue generally is recognized net of allowances for returns and any taxes collected from customers and subsequently remitted to governmental authorities. The performance obligation by the Company is in exchange for the monthly subscription fee, the subscriber is allowed access to the Blackbox System on the website for the calendar month. Revenue related to annual subscriptions is recognized each month with unearned subscriptions reflected as a current liability.

 

Reclassification - Affiliate referral expenses totaling $92,943 as of June 30, 2020 have been reclassed from cost of operations to selling, general and administrative expenses on the statement of operations.

 

 

3.   Stockholders Deficit

 

The Company has authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock at $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 of which are designated as “Series A Convertible Preferred Stock” at $0.001 par value and 100,000,000 authorized shares of common stock at $0.001 par value (“Common Stock”).

 

Shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock do not accumulate dividends, have no liquidation preferences and are convertible into shares of Common Stock on a 1-for-one basis. Additionally, each share entitles the holder to 100 votes and, with respect to dividend and liquidation rights, the shares rank pari passu with the Company’s Common Stock. Until May 27, 2021 all shares were held by Gust C. Kepler, Director, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer (“Mr. Kepler”). On May 27, 2021 Mr. Kepler sold and transferred 1,130,002 shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and as of June 30, 2021 he holds 3,869,998 shares.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021 the Company exchanged a liability of $180,000 for the purchase of a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens into 92,308 shares of Common Stock at $1.95 per share.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2021 the Company sold 70,772 shares of Common Stock to third parties for $138,006 and issued 6,411 shares of Common Stock previously subscribed for $12,500.

 

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4. Warrants to Purchase Common Stock

 

Costs attributable to the issuance of warrants to purchase common stock are measured at fair value at the date of issuance and offset with a corresponding increase in ‘Additional Paid in Capital’ at the time of issuance. The fair value cost is computed utilizing the Black-Scholes model and assuming volatility based on U.S. Treasury yield rates for a similar period. The cost of these warrants was not recognized in the financial statements because they were granted in connection with raising capital for the Company. When the options or warrants are exercised, the receipt of consideration will be reported as an increase in stockholders’ equity.

 

Concurrently with the execution of certain securities purchase agreements, the Company issued warrants to purchase Common Stock. Each warrant is exercisable for a period of one to five years from the date of the securities purchase agreement. The fair value cost at the date of issuance of these warrants was $639,194.

 

In conjunction with the issuance of convertible notes payable as described in Note 6, a warrant for the purchase of up to 115,385 shares of common Stock exercisable for a one-year period was issued at an exercise price of $0.01 per share and another warrant for the purchase of up to 360,000 shares of Common Stock exercisable for a five-year period was issued at an exercise price of $1.00 per share. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the warrants for the purchase of 115,385 shares of Common Stock were exercised at $0.01 and as of June 30, 2021, there are warrants for the purchase of up to 479,554 shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

  

Number of Shares

  

Exercise Price

  

Weighted Average

Remaining Life (in year)

 

Warrants as of December 31, 2019

  84,295   $1.95    4.53 

Issued during 2020

  0  $0.01-$1.95     

Exercise during 2020

  (115,385)  $0.01      
              

Warrants as of December 31, 2020

  479,554   $0.97      
Warrants as of June 30, 2021  479,554   $0.97    7.95 

                                                

 

5.  Related Party Transactions

 

G2 International, Inc. (“G2”), which does business as IPA Tech Group (“IPA”), is a company wholly owned by Mr. Kepler. As of June 30, 2021 and 2020 the Company had a prepaid balance of $36,700 for public relations and marketing services with G2/IPA. These funds are reserved in anticipation of a future campaign to move the Company’s stock to listing on a national exchange.

 

 

6. Debt

 

A summary of the Company’s debt at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, by counterparty, is as follows:

 

Loan Description

 

6/30/2021

  

12/31/2020

 
         

$1,000,000 12% Senior secured note due November 12 2022

 $1,000,000  $1,000,000 

$130,200 loan bearing interest at 1% per annum maturing May 1, 2022 issued under the Payroll Protection Program

  130,200   130,200 

$108,000 related party note payable due November 30, 2020

  --   859 

$385,000 8% convertible note payable due July 2021

  35,220   318,012 

$165,000 8% convertible note payable due July 2021

  14,819   133,405 

Miscellaneous equipment loans

  --   1,405 
   1,180,239   1,583,881 

Less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

  (83,396)  (294,119)

Total notes payable

 $1,096,843  $1,289,762 

Current portion of long-term debt

  180,068   399,614 

Long-term portion

 $916,775  $890,148 

 

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Notes Payable

 

On May 1, 2020, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) the Company was awarded a loan of $130,200. The loan carries an interest rate of 1% and matures on May 1, 2022. The Company may apply for loan forgiveness following SBA guidelines and a portion or all of the loan may be forgiven.

 

On November 12, 2020, the Company executed a Loan Agreement with certain Lenders (“the Lenders”) and FVP Servicing LLC, as agent for the Lenders in connection with the issuance of a Note in the amount of $1,000,000 bearing interest at 12% per annum with an initial maturity of November 12, 2022. Simultaneously, with the execution of the Loan Agreement, the Company also entered into an agreement with an affiliate of FVP to provide certain credit and debit card processing services for the Company, which services will continue for a period of one year after the loan is repaid and contains a right of first refusal to continue to provide such services in the future subject to certain limitations. Mr. Kepler executed a guaranty in favor of FVP in connection with the loan. Proceeds from the loan were used to repay the existing senior secured loan balance of $100,000 along with accrued interest, certain outstanding trade payables in the amount of $133,880 and for general working capital purposes. In addition, the Company granted the Lender a security interest in substantially all of its assets.

 

Notes Payable, related party

 

On December 6, 2018, Mr. Kepler, advanced $108,000 to the Company for payment to a third party note holder in exchange for an unsecured promissory note. During the six months ended June 30, 2021 and year ended December 31, 2020 the Company repaid $859 and $107,141, respectively, reducing the balance due as of June 30, 2021 to $0.

 

Convertible Notes Payable

 

On May 21, 2019, the Company issued an 8% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note payable to a third party with a face value of $385,000, which included an original issue discount of 10% on the investment amount. On July 17, 2019, the Company issued another 8% Fixed Convertible Promissory Note with a face value of $165,000 which also included am original discount of 10% on the investment amount. The two notes contain substantially identical terms. The Company recorded the value of the notes conversion feature in the amount of $342,308 at inception. The Company defaulted on the notes and incurred default fees of $57,750 and $24,750 for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020, respectively which amounts were added to the principal balance.

 

On July 10, 2020, the Company entered into Forbearance and Note Settlement Agreements (“Agreements”) with the holders of the 8% Fixed Convertible Promissory Notes agreeing to take no further action to avail themselves of the remedies of default defined in the Notes. The Agreements stipulate the Company remit payment of all accrued interest and principal outstanding beginning on July 20, 2020 for thirteen agreed upon payments and until the note is repaid in full. Upon execution of these Agreements, effectively extinguishing the above-described notes, the Company recognized a cancellation of the derivative liability previously related to the conversion feature of $522,065. As additional consideration for the Agreements, the holders were issued warrants to purchase up to 360,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at a price of $1.00 per share, exercisable beginning January 10, 2021 and expiring on July 10, 2025. The fair value of the warrants at the date of issuance was $371,243, and was reflected in paid in capital and the related debt discount is being amortized over the term of the Agreements.

 

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7. Commitments and Contingencies

 

On August 11, 2020 the Company entered into a letter agreement with Winspear Investments, LLC (“Winspear”), pursuant to which the Company retained Winspear to provide strategic advisory services for financial and business matters. The agreement provided for a minimum three-month term and that Winspear would be compensated with the grant of 20,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at inception and an additional 5,000 shares per month for the initial term. In the event Winspear continues to provide services, Winspear shall be compensated an additional grant of 3,000 shares per month for a total of twelve-months and such grants shall not exceed an aggregate issuance of 71,000 shares. The agreement also provides that Winspear shall be granted 80,000 shares if the Company achieves a listing with NASDAQ. The total shares issuable under the agreement shall not be less than a minimum of 35,000 and not exceed a maximum of 151,000 shares. As of June 30, 2021 59,000 common shares have been issued.

 

On February 22, 2021 the Company amended its lease with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (“TIAA”) to expand its space by approximately 847 square feet for a total of 2,685 square feet and extended the expiration date to September 30, 2025.

 

On April 14, 2021, the Company amended its lease with TIAA extending the lease expiration until September 30, 2028. The table below shows the future lease payment obligations.

 

Year ended

 

Amount

 

2021

  44,357 

2022

  88,792 

2023

  87,934 

2024

  89,948 

2025

  91,122 

2026 and thereafter

  260,781 

 

The Company is not currently a defendant in any material litigation or any threatened litigation that could have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

 

8. Subsequent Events

 

On July 9 and July 14, 2021 holders of 1,130,002 of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Shares converted their Series A Convertible Preferred Shares into 1,130,002 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

On August 11, 2021, the Company filed an information statement with the SEC disclosing that the Company had created the 2021 Blackboxstocks, Inc. Incentive Stock Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan provides for the grant of stock options and restricted stock grants to employees, directors and certain non-employee consultants. The Plan shall be administered by the Company’s board of directors or a committee thereof. 750,000 shares of the common stock are reserved for issuance under the plan.

 

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Item 2. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

We urge you to read the following discussion in conjunction with management’s discussion and analysis contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 as well as with our condensed financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere herein.

 

Overview

 

Blackboxstocks, Inc. is a financial technology and social media hybrid platform offering real-time proprietary analytics and news for stock and options traders of all levels. Our web-based software (the “Blackbox System”) employs “predictive technology” enhanced by artificial intelligence to find volatility and unusual market activity that may result in the rapid change in the price of a stock or option. We continuously scan the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), NASDAQ, Chicago Board Options Exchange (the “CBOE”) and other options markets, analyzing over 8,000 stocks and over 1,000,000 options contracts multiple times per second. We provide our users with a fully interactive social media platform that is integrated into our dashboard, enabling our users to exchange information and ideas quickly and efficiently through a common network. We recently introduced a live audio/video feature that allows our members to broadcast on their own channels to share trading strategies and market insight within the Blackbox community. We employ a subscription based Software as a Service (“SaaS”) business model and maintain a growing base of users that spans 42 countries.

 

The Blackbox System is a unique and disruptive financial technology platform combining proprietary analytics and broadcast enabled social media to connect traders of all types worldwide on an intuitive, user-friendly system. The complexity of our backend analytics is neatly hidden from the end user by our simple and easy to navigate dashboard which includes real-time alerts, scanners, financial news, institutional grade charting and proprietary analytics.

 

We launched the Blackbox System web application for domestic use and made it available to subscribers in September 2016. Subscriptions for the use of the Blackbox System web application are sold on a monthly and/or annual subscription basis to individual consumers through our website at http://www.blackboxstocks.com.

 

Our principal office is located at 5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1485, Dallas, Texas 75240 and our telephone number is (972) 726-9203. Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTC Pink tier of the OTC Markets Group, Inc. (the “OTC Pink”) under the symbol “BLBX.” Our corporate website is located at http://www.blackboxstocks.com. We are not including the information contained in our website as part of, or incorporating it by reference into, this Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Basis of Presentation of Financial Information

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern, which is dependent upon our ability to establish the Company as a profitable business. At June 30, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit of $ 7,415,599 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, reported net losses of $243,336 and $230,781, respectively. By contrast, at December 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $7,184,818 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, reported net income of $193,827 and $236,657, respectively.

 

In November 2020, we executed a Loan Agreement with certain lenders (the “Lenders”) and FVP Servicing LLC, (“FVP”), as agent for the Lenders in connection with the issuance of a Note in the amount of $1,000,000 bearing interest at 12% per annum with an initial maturity of November 12, 2022.

 

As a result of our debt financing and cash flows from operations, we had a cash balance of $626,490 at June 30, 2021. Management believes that this will be sufficient to fund our operations and service our debt requirements for the next twelve months. In addition, management may continue to raise additional debt or equity capital in order to improve liquidity or finance more aggressive growth or development. Nevertheless, there can be no assurance that we will be able to raise additional capital or on what terms.

 

 

The financial statements do not include adjustments relating to the recoverability and realization of assets and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue in operation.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

There have been no changes from the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2021.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At June 30, 2021, we had a cash balance of $626,490 and a working capital deficit of $932,752 as compared to a cash balance of $972,825 and a working capital deficit of $990,738 at December 31, 2020. Our cash flows from operations were negative $26,192 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 as compared to a positive $87,680 for the prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the net loss was largely offset by amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs. During the same period, the Company incurred capital expenditures in the amount of $54,507 related primarily to the purchase of new servers. We do not expect this level of capital expenditures to continue for the next twelve months.

 

Net cash used from financing activities was $265,636 for the six months ended June 30, 2021. This consisted of $403,642 of principal repayments that was partially offset by $138,006 in stock issuances. The Company has only $50,039 in principal payments remaining on its convertible notes payable which will be paid in the third quarter of 2021. Principal payments on our $1,000,000 senior debt begin in December of 2021 at $10,000 per month until its maturity in November 2022, which can be extended. As a result of retiring our convertible notes payable, the Company’s debt service requirements will be significantly lower for the next twelve months. We may also issue additional equity or debt in order to improve liquidity or finance growth or development initiatives although there can be no assurance that we will be able to do so or on what terms. If we are successful in completing equity financing, existing stockholders will experience dilution of their interest in our Company.

 

We believe that the Company has sufficient capital resources to fund current operations and debt service requirements.

 

Results of Operations

 

Comparison of Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, our revenue was $1,463,606 and $808,848, respectively, an increase of 81%. The $654,758 increase in revenue resulted from growth in our subscriber base which was due to additional marketing and advertising expenditures and continued acceptance of our platform. Cost of revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were $409,578 and $242,158, resulting in gross margins of 72% and 70%, respectively. The primary components of cost of revenues include costs related to data and news feed expenses for exchange information which comprise the majority of the costs as well as the costs for program moderators. Costs for online program moderators increased 62% for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 as compared to the 2020 period and comprise the second largest portion of our cost of revenues. We do not expect our gross margins to change significantly from their current level unless we add additional products with different margins or incur unexpected cost increases.

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, operating expenses were $1,171,551 compared to $519,974 for the same period in 2020, an increase of $651,577 or 125%. We experienced significantly higher expenditures in most of our expense categories for the 2021 period. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased from $315,991 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $615,727 for the three months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of 95%.  The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $299,736 was the largest dollar value component of the operating expense increase. The primary components of the increase were increases in referral expenses of $37,766; professional and outside consulting services of $68,673, general administrative expenses of $42,842, salary and payroll of $134,491 and financing expense of $13,315. Advertising and marketing expenses increased by $204,456 or 143% from $142,732 in the three months ended June 30, 2020 to $347,188 in the three months ended June 30, 2021. Software development costs also increased significantly by $145,341 or 251% from $57,914 in the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $203,255 in same period in 2021. The increased software development costs were incurred for improvements to our platform including our online social media component, development of a native application and new product development.

 

We expect to continue to incur increases in our operating costs for the foreseeable future. Expense increases for advertising and marketing activities should correlate most closely to sales growth, but as seen in the 2021 quarter, will not necessarily be directly correlated. Software development costs were relatively low in the quarter ended June 30, 2020 due to limited capital resources of the Company at that time. We anticipate that software development costs will remain relatively consistent with their current level through the balance of calendar 2021 and that any significant increases will be attributable to new product development.

 

Loss from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $117,523 as compared to income from operations of $46,717 for the prior year period due to higher sales and gross margins being offset by increased operating expenses as delineated above. Non-operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2021 consisted of interest expense of $33,257 and amortization of debt discount of $92,556 resulting in a net loss for the period of $243,336. Non-operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 included interest expense of 61,265 and amortization of debt discount of $63,246. In addition, during the 2020 period we also incurred $282,693 of convertible debt expense and a gain on derivative liabilities of $554,315. These non-recurring items more than offset the interest expense and amortization of debt discount to result in net income for the period of $193,827. The amortization of debt discount will decline in the third quarter of 2021 and be eliminated with the retirement of the related debt resulting in net interest expense that should remain consistent at its current levels for the next year.

 

Comparison of Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 and 2020

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, our revenue was $2,953,274 and $1,224,099, respectively, and increase of 141%. The $1,729,175 increase in revenue resulted from growth in our subscriber base which was due to additional marketing and advertising expenditures and continued acceptance of our platform throughout the year. Relative growth was stronger in the first quarter of 2021 than the second quarter as the first quarter of 2020 was when the Company’s aggressive growth began, as well as significant gains in the first quarter of 2021 which we believe were attributable to unusual market activity in stocks such as Gamestop and AMC which we believe drove short term subscriptions. Cost of revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were $805,232 and $412,510 resulting in gross margins of 73% and 66%, respectively. The higher margins in the 2021 period were the result of increased leverage of fixed costs including the fixed cost components of the data and news feed expenses for exchange information which comprise the majority of the costs. Costs for online program moderators increased 74% for the six months ended June 30, 2021 as compared to the 2020 period and comprised the second largest portion of our cost of revenues. As noted above, we do not expect our gross margins to change significantly from their current level unless we add additional products with different margins or incur unexpected cost increases.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, we incurred operating expenses totaling $2,120,312 compared to $995,585 for the same period in 2020, an increase of $1,124,727 or 113%. We experienced significantly higher expenditures in most of our expense categories for the 2021 period. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased from $665,436 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 to $1,222,414 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of 84%.  The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of $556,978 was primarily due to increases in referral expenses of $126,404; professional and outside consulting services of $175,245; general administrative expenses of $94,076; salary and payroll of $225,983, which were partially offset by a decrease in financing expenses of $79,402. Advertising and marketing expenses increased by $323,424 or 140% from $231,076 in the six months ended June 30, 2020 to $554,500 in the six months ended June 30, 2021. Software development costs also significantly increased by $241,448 or 262% from $92,245 in the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $333,693 in same period in 2021. As noted above, the increased software development costs were incurred for improvements to our platform including our online social media component, development of a native application and new product development and were significantly higher in the second quarter of 2021 than in the first quarter.

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2021 we recorded income from operations of $27,610 as compared to a loss from operations of $183,996 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $ 211,606. Gross margin for the six months ended June 30, 2021 of $2,147,922 was $1,336,333 or 165% higher than the same period in 2020, but was partially offset by $1,124,727 in higher operating expenses. Non-operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2021 consisted of interest expense of $74,295 and amortization of debt discount of $184,086 resulting in a net loss for the period of $230,781. Non-operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 included interest expense of $94,760 and amortization of debt discount of $114,853. In addition, the 2020 period also had $500,469 of convertible debt expense and a gain on derivative liabilities of $1,155,485. These non-recurring items more than offset the loss from operations as well as interest expense and amortization of debt discount to result in net income for the period of $236,657.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of June 30, 2021, we did not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

We are a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, and as such, we are not required to provide the information required under this Item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Gust Kepler, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) as of June 30, 2021, pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15. Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company is accumulated and communicated to the appropriate management on a basis that permits timely decisions regarding disclosure. Based upon that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2021 were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the Company’s periodic filings under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 30, 2021 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

 

Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls

 

Our disclosure controls and procedures provide our principal executive officer and principal financial officer with reasonable assurances that our disclosure controls and procedures will achieve their objectives. However, our management does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal control over financial reporting can or will prevent all human error. A control system, no matter how well designed and implemented, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Furthermore, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are internal resource constraints, and the benefit of controls must be weighed relative to their corresponding costs. Because of the limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide complete assurance that all control issues and instances of error, if any, within our company are detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur due to human error or mistake. Additionally, controls, no matter how well designed, could be circumvented by the individual acts of specific persons within the organization. The design of any system of controls is also based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated objectives under all potential future conditions.

 

Management is aware that there is a lack of segregation of duties at the Company due to the fact that we only have two directors and executive officers dealing with general administrative and financial matters. This constitutes a material weakness in the internal controls. Management has decided that considering the officers and directors involved, the control procedures in place, and the outsourcing of certain financial functions, the risks associated with such lack of segregation were low and the potential benefits of adding additional employees to clearly segregate duties did not justify the expenses associated with such increases. Management periodically reevaluates this situation. In light of our current cash flow situation, we do not intend to increase staffing to mitigate the current lack of segregation of duties within the general administrative and financial functions.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings

 

None.

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

 

We are a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act, and as such, we are not required to provide the information required under this Item.

 

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

 

On June 16, 2021 we issued 11,000 shares of Common Stock valued at $1.95 per share, to Winspear Investments, LLC, in exchange for services.

 

The securities described above were privately offered and sold in reliance upon exemptions from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act. We reasonably believed that each of the purchasers of such securities had access to information concerning its operations and financial condition, were acquiring the securities for their own account and not with a view to the distribution thereof, and each investor qualified as an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act. Furthermore, no "general solicitation" was made by the Company with respect to sale of any of the securities. At the time of their issuance, the securities described above were deemed to be restricted securities for purposes of the Securities Act and the documentation representing the securities bear legends and/or non-transfer provisions to that effect.

 

All of our other sales of unregistered securities during the period covered by the Report have been previously reported as required in Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and/or current reports on Form 8-K.

 

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or are incorporated by reference as described below.

 

Exhibit

Description

31.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*

31.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*

32.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**

32.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**

101.1

Inline Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T*

104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

*

Filed herewith.

**

Furnished herewith

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements 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.

 

August 16, 2021

BLACKBOXSTOCKS INC.

   
 

 By:

      /s/ Gust Kepler

 

Gust Kepler

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Description

31.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*

31.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/Rule 14d-14(a)*

32.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**

32.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350**

101.1

Inline Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T*

104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

*

Filed herewith.

**

Furnished herewith

 

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