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Filed: 14 May 21, 7:04am

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10−Q

(Mark One)

 

xQUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: March 31, 2021

 

oTRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ____________ to _____________

 

Commission File Number: 000-30264

 

NETWORK CN INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware 

90-0370486

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation

or organization)

 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

Office A, 18/F., Lucky Plaza, Nos. 315-321 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

(Address of principal executive offices, Zip Code)

 

(852) 9625-0097

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

_____________________________________________________

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

 

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 x No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, if any, 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 x No o

 

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 o Smaller reporting company x
Accelerated filer o Emerging growth company o
Non-accelerated filer o  

 

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. o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x

 

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

 

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par valueNWCNOTC market 

 

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of May 14, 2021 is as follows: 

 

Class of Securities Shares Outstanding
Common Stock, $0.001 par value 8,774,263

 

 

 

  
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)3
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations16
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk20
Item 4.Controls and Procedures20

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Legal Proceedings21
Item 1A.Risk Factors21
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds21
Item 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities21
Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures22
Item 5.Other Information22
Item 6.Exhibits22

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NETWORK CN INC.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 Page
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 (Unaudited) and as of December 31, 20204
  
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)
5
  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020
(Unaudited)
6
  
Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements7

 

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NETWORK CN INC. 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

As of March 31,

2021

  

As of December 31,

2020

 
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Current Assets        
Cash $6,073  $5,967 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net  100,000   100,000 
Total Current Assets  106,073   105,967 
         
Equipment, Net  547   599 
         
TOTAL ASSETS $106,620  $106,566 
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        
Current Liabilities        
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables $4,457,354  $4,261,650 
Short term loan  2,973,211   2,973,211 
Total Current Liabilities  7,430,565   7,234,861 
         
Non-Current Liabilities        
1% convertible promissory note due 2025, net  645,000   645,000 
Total Non- Current Liabilities  645,000   645,000 
         
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES  8,075,565   7,879,861 
         
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES  -   - 
         
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized
None issued and outstanding
  -   - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 26,666,667 shares authorize
Shares issued and outstanding: 8,774,263 and 8,774,263 as of
March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
  8,773   8,773 
Additional paid-in capital  124,209,441   124,209,441 
Accumulated deficit  (133,891,381)  (133,695,748)
Accumulated other comprehensive income  1,704,222   1,704,239 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  (7,968,945)  (7,773,295)
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’
DEFICIT
 $106,620  $106,566 

 

 

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

 

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NETWORK CN INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2020 
REVENUES      
Advertising services $-  $- 
         
COST OF REVENUES  -   - 
Cost of advertising services  -   - 
         
GROSS LOSS  -   - 
         
OPERATING EXPENSES        
General and administrative  (65,680)  (77,204)
Total Operating Expenses  (65,680)  (77,204)
         
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS  (65,680)  (77,204)
         
OTHER INCOME        
Gain from write-off of long aged payables  -   386,772 
Total Other Income  -   386,772 
         
INTEREST AND OTHER DEBT-RELATD EXPENSES        
Interest expense  (129,953)  (142,903)
Total Interest and Other Debt-Related Expenses  (129,953)  (142,903)
         
NET (LOSS)/PROFIT BEFORE INCOME TAXES  (195,633)  166,665 
Income taxes  -   - 
NET (LOSS)/PROFIT $(195,633) $166,665 
         
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME        
Foreign currency translation loss  (17)  (148)
 Total Other Comprehensive Loss  (17)  (148)
         
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS)/INCOME $(195,650) $166,517 
         
NET (LOSS)/PROFIT PER COMMON SHARE – BASIC AND
DILUTED
 $(0.02) $0.02 
         
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES
OUTSTANDING – BASIC AND DILUTED
  8,774,263   8,774,263 

 

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

 

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NETWORK CN INC. 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2020 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net (loss)/profit $(195,633) $166,665 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  52   219 
Gain from write-off of long aged payables  -   (386,772)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables  195,704   (424,983)
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities  123   (644,871)
         
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:        
Proceeds from convertible promissory note  -   645,000 
Net cash provided by financing activities  -   645,000 
         
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH  (17)  (148)
         
NET INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH  106   (19)
         
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD  5,967   5,510 
         
CASH, END OF PERIOD $6,073  $5,491 
         
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:        
Cash paid during the period for:        
Income taxes $-  $- 
Interest paid $-  $615,000 

 

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

 

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NETWORK CN INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1.ORGANIZATION AND PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

 

Network CN Inc. was originally incorporated on September 10, 1993 in Delaware with headquarters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”).  Since August 2006, the Company has been principally engaged in the provision of out-of-home advertising in China through the operation of a network of roadside LED digital video panels, mega-size LED digital video billboards and light boxes in major cities.

 

Details of the Company’s principal subsidiaries and variable interest entities as of March 31, 2021, are described in Note 3 – Subsidiaries and Variable Interest Entities.

 

Identification of New projects

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent with Earthasia Worldwide Holdings Limited (“EWHL”) that the Company will acquire 100% of the EWHL’s issued and outstanding stock owned by the shareholders of the EWHL and the EWHL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

On July 23, 2020, the Company entered into Share Exchange Agreement with Ease Global Limited (“Ease Global”), the shareholder of Trade More Global Limited (‘Trade More”) that the Company will purchase, One Thousand and One Hundred (1,100) currently issued shares of common stock of Trade More from Ease Global and in exchange for Forty-nine Million (49,000,000) shares of newly-issued shares of common stock of the Company. The closing of the Exchange shall occur on other date as agreed by the parties of the Share Exchange Agreement. Upon completion of the Exchange, 78% of issued shares of common stock of the Company shall be held by the Ease Global while all of the shares of capital stock of Trade More shall be held by the Company. EWHL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trade More.

 

The closing of Exchange was not completed on September 2, 2020 and was postponed due to the progress of audit. Due to the delay of completion, the Company will re-evaluate the acquisition until Ease Global can fulfill the revenue target and the internal controls over financial reporting required by the SEC. The Company will proceed to negotiate and seek approval from the board of directors and shareholders for the new share exchange terms and conditions.

 

Increase of authorized capital

 

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Directors and Majority of stockholders of the Company approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 26,666,667 to 100,000,000,000.

 

Going Concern

 

The Company has experienced recurring net losses $195,633 for the three months ended March 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company has stockholders’ deficit of $7,968,945 and $7,773,295, respectively. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s plans regarding those concerns are addressed in the following paragraph. The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

In response to current financial conditions, the Company has undergone a drastic cost-cutting exercise, including reduction of the Company’s workforce, office rentals and other general and administrative expenses. The Company has actively explored new prominent media projects in order to provide a wider range of media and advertising services and improve our financial performance. If the project can start to operate, the Company expects that the project will improve the Company’s future financial performance. The Company expects that the new project can generate positive cashflow.

 

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The existing cash together with highly liquid current assets are insufficient to fund the Company’s operations for the next twelve months. The Company will need to rely upon some combination of cash generated from the Company’s operations, the proceeds from the potential exercise of the outstanding option held by Keywin Holdings Limited (“Keywin”) to purchase $2 million in shares of the Company’s common stock, or proceeds from the issuance of the Company’s equity and debt securities as well as the exercise of the conversion option by the Company’s note holders to convert the notes to the Company’s common stock, in order to maintain the Company’s operations. Based on the Company’s best estimates, the Company believes that there are sufficient financial resources to meet the cash requirements for the coming twelve months and the consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. However, there can be no assurance the Company will be able to continue as a going concern.

 

NOTE 2SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

(A) Basis of Presentation and Preparation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Network CN Inc., its subsidiaries and variable interest entities (collectively “NCN” or the “Company” “we”, “our” or “us”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of our financial position and results of operations.

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were not audited. It is management’s opinion, however, that all material adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments or a description of the nature and amount of any adjustments other than normal recurring adjustments) have been made which are necessary for a fair presentation of financial statements. The results for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year. The year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2021. The disclosures made in the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements generally do not repeat those in the annual statements.

 

(B) Principles of Consolidation

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of Network CN Inc., its subsidiaries and its variable interest entities for which it is the primary beneficiary. A variable interest entity is an entity in which the Company, through contractual arrangements, bears the risks and enjoys the rewards normally associated with ownership of the entity. Upon making this determination, the Company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary of the entity, which is then required to be consolidated for financial reporting purposes. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

(C) Use of Estimates

 

In preparing unaudited consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Differences from those estimates are reported in the period they become known and are disclosed to the extent they are material to the unaudited consolidated financial statements taken as a whole.

 

(D) Convertible Promissory Notes

 

Issuance of 1% Convertible Promissory Note

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company issued 1% unsecured senior convertible promissory notes to an individual with the principal amount of $645,000. The 1% convertible promissory notes bore interest at 1% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears, matured on January 13, 2025, and were convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price of $1.00 per share, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments.

 

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The Company determined the 1% convertible promissory notes to be conventional convertible instruments under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. Its embedded conversion option qualified for equity classification. The embedded beneficial conversion feature was recognized and measured by allocating a portion of the proceeds equal to the intrinsic value of that feature to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount resulting from the allocation of proceeds to the beneficial conversion feature is amortized over the term of the 1% convertible promissory notes from the respective dates of issuance using the effective interest method.

 

(E) Revenue Recognition

 

In accordance with ASC 606, Revenue From Contracts with Customers, an entity recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services, in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for arrangements that are within the scope of the standard, the entity performs the following five steps: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. The standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The standard also includes criteria for the capitalization and amortization of certain contract acquisition and fulfillment costs.

 

The Company recognize revenue when a customer obtains control of promised services. The amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to receive in exchange for such services. To achieve this core principle, we apply the following five steps:

 

1) Identify the contract(s) with a customer - A contract with a customer exists when (i) we enter into an enforceable contract with a customer that defines each party’s rights regarding the goods or services to be transferred and identifies the payment terms related to those goods or services, (ii) the contract has commercial substance and, (iii) we determine that collection of substantially all consideration for goods or services that are transferred is probable based on the customer’s intent and ability to pay the promised consideration. We apply judgment in determining the customer’s ability and intention to pay, which is based on a variety of factors including the customer’s historical payment experience or, in the case of a new customer, published credit and financial information pertaining to the customer. The contract term for contracts that provide a right to terminate a contract for convenience without significant penalty will reflect the term that each party has enforceable rights under the contract (the period through the earliest termination date). If the termination right is only provided to the customer, the unsatisfied performance obligations will be evaluated as customer options as discussed below.

 

2) Identify the performance obligations in the contract - Performance obligations promised in a contract are identified based on the goods or services that will be transferred to the customer that are both (i) capable of being distinct, whereby the customer can benefit from the good or service either on its own or together with other resources that are readily available from third parties or from us, and (ii) are distinct in the context of the contract, whereby the transfer of the goods or services is separately identifiable from other promises in the contract. If these criteria are not met the promised goods or services are accounted for as a combined performance obligation. Certain of our contracts (under which we deliver multiple promised services) require us to perform integration activities where we bear risk with respect to integration activities. Therefore, we must apply judgment to determine whether as a result of those integration activities and risks, the promised services are distinct on the context of the contract.

 

We typically do not include options that would result in a material right. If options to purchase additional services or options to renew are included in customer contracts, we evaluate the option in order to determine if our arrangement include promises that may represent a material right and needs to be accounted for as a performance obligation in the contract with the customer.

 

3) Determine the transaction price - The transaction price is determined based on the consideration to which we will be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to the customer. Our contract prices may include fixed amounts, variable amounts or a combination of both fixed and variable amounts. To the extent the transaction price includes variable consideration, we estimate the amount of variable consideration that should be included in the transaction price utilizing either the expected value method or the most likely amount method depending on the nature of the variable consideration. When determining if variable consideration should be constrained, management considers whether there are factors outside our control that could result in a significant reversal of revenue. In making these assessments, we consider the likelihood and magnitude of a potential reversal of revenue. These estimates are re-assessed each reporting period as required.

 

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4) Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract - If the contract contains a single performance obligation, the entire transaction price is allocated to the single performance obligation. Contracts that contain multiple performance obligations require an allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation based on a relative standalone selling price (SSP) basis unless the transaction price is variable and meets the criteria to be allocated entirely to a performance obligation or to a distinct good or service that forms part of a single performance obligation. For most performance obligations, we determine standalone selling price based on the price at which the performance obligation is sold separately. Although uncommon, if the standalone selling price is not observable through past transactions, we estimate the standalone selling price taking into account available information such as market conditions and internally approved pricing guidelines related to the performance obligations.

 

5) Recognize revenue when (or as) we satisfy a performance obligation: we satisfy performance obligations either over time or at a point-in-time as discussed in further detail below. Revenue is recognized when the related performance obligation is satisfied by transferring control of a promised good or service to a customer.

 

The Company has yet to generate revenue from operations for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

(F) Recently Adapted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”), which eliminates certain exceptions to the existing guidance for income taxes related to the approach for intra-period tax allocations, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. This ASU also simplifies the accounting for income taxes by clarifying and amending existing guidance related to the effects of enacted changes in tax laws or rates in the effective tax rate computation, the recognition of franchise tax and the evaluation of a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill, among other clarifications. ASU 2019-12, which the Company adopted during the first quarter of 2021, did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

(G) Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In January 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-01, “Investments—Equity Securities (Topic 321), Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815),” an amendment clarifying the interaction between accounting standards related to equity securities, equity method investments, and certain derivative instruments. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. ASU 2020-01 will become effective for the Company in fiscal 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-10, “Codification Improvements,” this ASU affects a wide variety of Topics in the Codification. They apply to all reporting entities within the scope of the affected accounting guidance. More specifically, this ASU, among other things, contains amendments that improve the consistency of the Codification by including all disclosure guidance in the appropriate Disclosure Section (Section 50). Many of the amendments arose because the FASB provided an option to give certain information either on the face of the financial statements or in the notes to financial statements and that option only was included in the Other Presentation Matters Section (Section 45) of the Codification. The option to disclose information in the notes to financial statements should have been codified in the Disclosure Section as well as the Other Presentation Matters Section (or other Section of the Codification in which the option to disclose in the notes to financial statements appears). Those amendments are not expected to change current practice. The amendments are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2022. Early application of the amendments is permitted for and varies based on the entity. The amendments should be applied retrospectively and at the beginning of the period that includes the adoption date. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTE 3.SUBSIDIARIES AND VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES

 

Details of the Company’s principal subsidiaries and variable interest entities as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

 

Name 

Place of

Incorporation

 

Ownership/Control

interest

attributable to

the Company

 Principal activities
NCN Group Limited BVI 100% Investment holding
NCN Media Services Limited BVI 100% Investment holding
Cityhorizon Limited Hong Kong 100% Investment holding
NCN Group Management Limited Hong Kong 100% Provision of administrative and management services
Crown Eagle Investment Limited Hong Kong 100% Dormant
Crown Winner International Limited Hong Kong 100% Investment holding
NCN Huamin Management Consultancy (Beijing)
Company Limited *
 PRC 100% Dormant
Huizhong Lianhe Media Technology Co., Ltd. * PRC 100% Dormant
Beijing Huizhong Bona Media Advertising Co.,
Ltd.*
 PRC 100% (1) Dormant
Xingpin Shanghai Advertising Limited PRC 100% (1) Dormant
Chuanghua Shanghai Advertising Limited PRC 100% Dormant
Jiahe Shanghai Advertising Limited PRC 100% Dormant

 

* The subsidiary’s registration license has been revoked.

Remarks:

 

1) Variable interest entity which the Company exerted 100% control through a set of commercial arrangements.

 

NOTE 4.PREPAID EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

 

  

As of

March 31, 2021

  

As of

December 31, 2020

 
Prepaid expenses $100,000  $100,000 
Less: allowance for doubtful debts  -   - 
Total $100,000  $100,000 

 

The Company recorded no allowance for doubtful debts for prepaid expenses and other current assets as of March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

NOTE 5.ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows: 

 

  

As of

March 31, 2021

  

As of

December 31, 2020

 
Accrued staff benefit and related fees $1,796,863  $1,749,401 
Accrued professional fees  43,367   47,266 
Accrued interest expenses  2,500,826   2,370,872 
Other accrued expenses  44,883   41,461 
Other payables  71,415   52,650 
Total $4,457,354  $4,261,650 

 

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NOTE 6.SHORT-TERM LOANS

 

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company recorded an aggregated amount of $2,973,211 of short-term loans. Those loans were borrowed from unrelated individuals. Except for loan of $128,205 that are unsecured, bearing yearly interest of 1% and are repayable on demand, the remaining loans are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and are repayable on demand. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on the due date. As of the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

The interest expenses of the short-term loans for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were $128,346 and $129,197, respectively.

 

NOTE 7.CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTES AND WARRANTS

 

Issuance of New 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in 2020

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement with Tsang Wai Yee Terri (“the Subscriber”) under which the Subscriber agreed to purchase the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement from the Company for an agreement purchase price of six hundred and forty-five thousand US Dollars ($645,000). On the same date, the Company signed the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement under which the Company may sell and issue to the Subscriber up to an aggregate maximum amount of $645,000 in principal amount of Convertible Notes prior to January 13, 2025. The Convertible Promissory Notes issued to the Investor are convertible at the holder’s option into shares of Company common stock at $1.00 per share.

 

Convertible promissory notes, net as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:

 

  

As of

March 31, 2021

  

As of

December 31, 2020

 
Gross carrying value $645,000  $645,000 
Less: Allocated intrinsic value of beneficial conversion
feature
  -   - 
Add: Accumulated amortization of debt discount  -   - 
  $645,000  $645,000 
         
Current portion $-  $- 
Non-current portion  645,000   645,000 
  $645,000  $645,000 

 

Interest Expense

 

The interest expenses of the 1% Convertible Promissory Notes for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were $1,607 and $13,706, respectively.

 

NOTE 8.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Contingencies

 

The Company accounts for loss contingencies in accordance with ASC Topic 450 and other related guidelines. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company’s management is of the opinion that there are no commitments and contingencies to account for.

 

NOTE 9.STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Restriction on payment of dividends

 

The Company has not declared any dividends since incorporation. For instance, the terms of the outstanding promissory notes issued January 14, 2020 contain restrictions on the payment of dividends. The dividend restrictions provide that the Company or any of its subsidiaries shall not declare or pay dividends or other distributions in respect of the equity securities of such entity other than dividends or distributions of cash which amounts during any 12-month period that exceed ten percent (10%) of the consolidated net income of the Company based on the Company’s most recent audited consolidated financial statements disclosed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K (or equivalent form) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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NOTE 10.RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Except as set forth below, during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company did not enter into any material transactions or series of transactions that would be considered material in which any officer, director or beneficial owner of 5% or more of any class of the Company’s capital stock, or any immediate family member of any of the preceding persons, had a direct or indirect material interest.

 

In April 2009, in connection with debt restructuring, Statezone Ltd. of which Dr. Earnest Leung, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a Director (being appointed on July 15, 2009 and May 11, 2009 respectively) was the sole director, provided agency and financial advisory services to the Company. Accordingly, the Company paid an aggregate service fee of $350,000 of which $250,000 has been recorded as issuance costs for 1% Convertible Promissory Notes and $100,000 has been recorded as prepaid expenses and other current assets, net since April 2009. Such $100,000 is refundable unless Keywin Option is exercised and completed.

 

On July 1, 2009, the Company and Keywin, of which the Company’s chief executive officer and director is the director and his spouse is the sole shareholder, entered into an Amendment, pursuant to which the Company agreed to extend the exercise period for the Keywin Option under the Note Exchange and Option Agreement between the Company and Keywin, to purchase an aggregate of 1,637,522 shares of our common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $2,000,000, from a three-month period ended on July 1, 2009, to a six-month period ended October 1, 2009. The exercise period for the Keywin option was subsequently further extended to a nine-month period ended January 1, 2010, pursuant to the Second Amendment. On January 1, 2010, the Company and Keywin entered into the third Amendment, pursuant to which the Company agreed to further extend the exercise period to an eighteen-month period ended on October 1, 2010, and provide the Company with the right to unilaterally terminate the exercise period upon 30 days’ written notice. On September 30, 2010, the exercise price was extended at various times from September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2017 and the Keywin Option was further extended to a hundred and twenty-nine-month period ending on January 1, 2020 and the exercise price changed to $0.99. On December 31, 2019, the latest exercise period for the Keywin Option was further extended to a hundred and fifty-three-month period ending on January 1, 2022.

 

NOTE 11.GAIN FROM WRITE-OFF OF LONG-AGED PAYABLES

 

The Company considered the payment of the outstanding payables have not been claimed and it is in the best interests of Company to write off the long-aged payables. The Company have resolved that they are of the opinion that the obligation for future settlement of accrued long-aged payables are remote, therefore the related accruals of $386,772 have been written off and included in gain from write-off of long-aged payables in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

NOTE 12.NET (LOSS)/PROFIT PER COMMON SHARE

 

Net (loss)/profit per common share information for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was as follows:

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31,
2021
  March 31,
2020
 
Numerator:      
Net (loss)/profit attributable to NCN common stockholders $(195,633) $166,665 
Denominator:        
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic  8,774,263   8,774,263 
Effect of dilutive securities  -   - 
Options and warrants  -   - 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, diluted  8,774,263   8,774,263 
         
Net (loss)/profit per common share – basic and diluted $(0.02) $0.02 

 

The diluted net (loss)/profit per common share is the same as the basic net (loss)/profit per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 as all potential common shares including stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive and are therefore excluded from the computation of diluted net (loss)/profit per common share. There were no securities that could potentially dilute basic net (loss)/profit per common share in the future that were not included in the computation of diluted net (loss)/profit per common share because of anti-dilutive effect for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

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NOTE 13.INCOME TAXES

 

Income is subject to taxation in various countries in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate or are incorporated. The (loss)/profit before income taxes by geographical locations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were summarized as follows:

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
  2021  2020 
  (Consolidated and
unaudited)
 
       
United States $(23,631) $39,637 
Foreign  (172,002)  127,028 
  $(195,633) $166,665 

 

Other than the United States, the Company is subject to taxation in Hong Kong and PRC. Under Hong Kong tax laws, deferred tax assets are recognized for tax loss carried forward to the extent that the realization of the related tax benefit through future taxable profits is probable. These tax losses do not expire under current Hong Kong tax legislation. Under PRC tax laws, tax losses may be carried forward for 5 years and no carry-back is allowed. At March 31, 2021, the Company does not have available tax losses in the Hong Kong and PRC to utilize for future taxable profits.

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020.  There are several different provisions with the CARES Act that impact income taxes for corporations. The Company has evaluated the tax implications and believes these provisions did not have a material impact to the financial statements.

 

At March 31, 2021, the Company had an unused net operating loss carryforward of approximately $16,421,705 for income tax purposes. This net operating loss carryforward may result in future income tax benefits of approximately $3,448,559, which will expire on various from 2024 through 2037 as follows:

 

2024 to 2028 $2,279,147 
2029 to 2033  892,375 
2034 to 2037  217,937 
Indefinitely  59,100 
  $3,448,559 

 

The realization of net operating loss carryforward is uncertain at this time, a valuation allowance in the same amount has been established. Deferred income taxes reflect the net effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.

 

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Significant components of the Company’s deferred tax liabilities and assets of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are as follows:

 

  March 31,  December 31, 
  2021  2020 
Deferred tax liabilities $-  $- 
Deferred tax assets:        
Effect of net operating loss carried forward  3,448,559   3,443,596 
Less: valuation allowance  (3,448,559)  (3,443,596)
Net deferred tax assets $-  $- 

 

Movement of valuation allowance:

 

  March 31,  December 31, 
  2021  2020 
       
At the beginning of the period/year $3,443,596  $4,549,144 
Additions/(Deductions)  4,963   (1,105,548)
At the end of the period/year $3,448,559  $3,443,596 

 

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

 

Special Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including the following “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include, among others, those concerning our expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those anticipated, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “targets”, “optimistic”, “intend”, “aim”, “will” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include risks related to our potential inability to raise additional capital; changes in domestic and foreign laws, regulations and taxes; uncertainties related to China’s legal system and economic, political and social events in China; Securities and Exchange Commission regulations which affect trading in the securities of “penny stocks”; changes in economic conditions, including a general economic downturn or a downturn in the securities markets; and any of the factors and risks mentioned in the “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and in Part 2, Item 1A of this Form 10-Q. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 

In December 2019, an outbreak of COVID-19 was identified in China and was subsequently recognized as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) on March 11, 2020. Since that time, COVID-19 has spread around the world and throughout the United States, including in the regions and countries in which we operate. Federal, state and local governments in the U.S and around the world have imposed restrictions on travel and business operations and are advising or requiring individuals to limit or eliminate time outside of their homes. Temporary closures of businesses have also been ordered in certain jurisdictions, and other businesses have temporarily closed voluntarily. These actions expanded significantly in March and April of 2020 throughout the U.S. Consequently, the COVID-19 outbreak has severely restricted the level of economic activity in the U.S. and around the world.

 

The outbreak has resulted in authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the virus, such as quarantines and shelter in place orders. These measures may remain in place for a significant period of time and adversely affect our business, operations and financial condition as well as the business, operations and financial conditions of our business partners. The spread of the virus has also caused us to modify our business practices (including employee work locations and cancellation of physical participation in meetings) in ways that may be detrimental to our business (including working remotely and its attendant cybersecurity risks). We may take further actions as may be required by government authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the virus or otherwise be satisfactory to government authorities.

 

There has been no material adverse impact on the Company’s first quarter 2021 results of operations to date. The effect of COVID-19 and related events, those not yet known or knowable, could have a negative effect on the stock price, business prospects, financial condition, and results of operations of the Company, including as a result of quarantines, market volatility, market downturns and business closures.

 

For the reasons discussed above, the Company cannot reasonably estimate with any degree of certainty the future impact COVID-19 may have on the Company’s results of operations, financial position, and liquidity. Notwithstanding any actions by national, state, and local governments to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 or by the Company to address the adverse impacts of COVID-19, there can be no assurance that any of the foregoing activities will be successful in mitigating or preventing significant adverse effects on the Company.

 

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Use of Terms

 

Except as otherwise indicated by the context, references in this report to:

 

 

lBVI” are references to the British Virgin Islands;
lChina” and “PRC” are to the People’s Republic of China;
lthe “Company”, “NCN”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, are references to Network CN Inc., a Delaware corporation and its direct and indirect subsidiaries: NCN Group Limited, or NCN Group, a BVI limited company; NCN Media Services Limited, a BVI limited company; NCN Group Management Limited, or NCN Group Management, a Hong Kong limited company; Crown Winner International Limited, or Crown Winner, a Hong Kong Limited company, and its subsidiary, and its variable interest entity, Xingpin Shanghai Advertising Limited; Crown Eagle Investments Limited, a Hong Kong limited company;; Cityhorizon Limited, or Cityhorizon Hong Kong, a Hong Kong limited company, and its subsidiary, Huizhong Lianhe Media Technology Co., Ltd., or Lianhe, a PRC limited company; Chuanghua Shanghai advertising Limited, a PRC limited company; NCN Huamin Management Consultancy (Beijing) Company Limited, or NCN Huamin, a PRC limited company; and the Company’s variable interest entity, Beijing Huizhong Bona Media Advertising Co., Ltd., or Bona, a PRC limited company;
lNCN Management Services” are references to NCN Management Services Limited, a BVI limited company;
lRMB” are to the Renminbi, the legal currency of China;
lthe “Securities Act” are to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and the “Exchange Act” are to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
lU.S. dollar”, “$” and “US$” are to the legal currency of the United States.

 

Overview of Our Business

 

Our mission is to become a nationwide leader in providing out-of-home advertising in China, primarily serving the needs of branded corporate customers. Our business direction to not just selling air-time for its media panels but also started working closely with property developers in media planning for the property at the very early stage. As a media planner we share the advertising profits with the property developers without paying significant rights fees, so we expect to achieve a positive return from these projects.

 

To address these unfavorable market conditions, we continue to implement cost-cutting measures, including reductions in our workforce, office rentals, selling and marketing related expenses and other general and administrative expenses. We have also re-assessed the commercial viability of each of our concession rights contracts and have terminated those of our concession rights that we determined were no longer commercially viable due to high annual fees. Management has also successfully negotiated some reductions in advertising operating rights fees under remaining contracts.

 

For more information relating to our business, please refer to Part I, “Item 1 - Business” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Recent Development

 

Issuance of Convertible Promissory Note

 

On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement with Tsang Wai Yee Terri (“the Subscriber”) under which the Subscriber agreed to purchase the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement from the Company for an agreement purchase price of six hundred and forty-five thousand US Dollars ($645,000). On the same date, the Company signed the 1% Senior Unsecured Convertible Note Agreement under which the Company may sell and issue to the Subscriber up to an aggregate maximum amount of $645,000 in principal amount of Convertible Notes prior to January 13, 2025. The Convertible Promissory Notes issued to the Investor are convertible at the holder’s option into shares of Company common stock at $1.00 per share.

 

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On January 14, 2020, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent with Earthasia Worldwide Holdings Limited (“EWHL”) that the Company will acquire 100% of the EWHL’s issued and outstanding stock owned by the shareholders of the EWHL and the EWHL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

On July 23, 2020, the Company entered into Share Exchange Agreement with Ease Global Limited (“Ease Global”), the shareholder of Trade More Global Limited (‘Trade More”) that the Company will purchase, One Thousand and One Hundred (1,100) currently issued shares of common stock of Trade More from Ease Global and in exchange for Forty-nine Million (49,000,000) shares of newly-issued shares of common stock of the Company. The closing of the Exchange shall occur on September 2, 2020 or such other date as agreed by the parties of the Share Exchange Agreement. Upon completion of the Exchange, 78% of issued shares of common stock of the Company shall be held by the Ease Global while all of the shares of capital stock of Trade More shall be held by the Company. EWHL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trade More.

 

Increase of authorized capital

 

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Directors and Majority of stockholders of the Company approved to increase the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 26,666,667 to 100,000,000,000.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following results of operations is based upon and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in Part I – Financial Information, “Item 1. Financial Statement.” All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.

 

Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020

 

General and Administrative Expenses General and administrative expenses primarily consist of compensation related expenses (including salaries paid to executive and employees, employee bonuses and other staff welfare and benefits, rental expenses, depreciation expenses, fees for professional services, travel expenses and miscellaneous office expenses). General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased by 14.9% to $65,680, as compared to $77,204 for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease in general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 2021 compared to March 31, 2020 was due to decrease in salary.

 

Gain from write-off of long aged payables – Gain from write-off of long-aged payables for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $386,772, compared to $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2021. We believe the obligation for future settlement for such long-aged payables is remote and therefore wrote them off.

 

Interest and Other Debt-Related Expenses Interest expense and other debt-related expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 decreased to $129,953, or by 9%, as compared to $142,903 for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease was mainly due to the decreased in interest to convertible note result from the abandonment of convertible note from the noteholders in December 2020.

 

Income Taxes The Company derives all of its income in the PRC and is subject to income tax in the PRC. No income tax was recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, because the Company and all of its subsidiaries and variable interest entities operated at a taxable loss during the respective periods.

 

Net Loss – The Company incurred a net loss of $195,633 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, as compared to a net profit of $166,665 for the corresponding prior year period. The result was driven by the decrease in gain from write-off of long aged payables.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2021, we had cash of $6,073, as compared to $5,967 as of December 31, 2020, an insignificant increase of $106.

 

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The following table sets forth a summary of our cash flows for the periods indicated:

 

  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2020 
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities $123  $(644,871)
Net cash provided by financing activities  -   645,000 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  (17)  (148)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash  106   (19)
Cash, beginning of period  5,967   5,510 
Cash, end of period $6,073  $5,491 

 

Operating Activities

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $123, as compared to net cash used in operating activities amounting to $644,871 for the corresponding prior year period. This was mainly attributable to increase in repayment for accrued short term loan interest during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Our cash flow projections indicate that our current assets and projected revenues from our existing project will not be sufficient to fund operations over the next twelve months. This raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. We intend to rely on Keywin’s exercise of its outstanding option to purchase $2 million in shares of our common stock or on the issuance of additional equity and debt securities as well as on our note holders’ exercise of their conversion option to convert our notes to our common stock, in order to fund our operations. However, it may be difficult for us to raise funds in the current economic environment. We cannot give assurance that we will be able to generate sufficient revenue or raise new funds, or that Keywin will exercise its option before its expiration and our note holders will exercise their conversion option before the note is due. In any such case, we may not be able to continue as a going concern.

 

Investing Activities

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was $nil.

 

Financing Activities

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2021, as compared to $645,000 for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease was mainly due to no proceeds from convertible promissory note during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Short-term Loan

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company recorded an aggregated amount of $2,973,211 short-term loans. Those loans were borrowed from unrelated individuals. Those loans with an aggregate amount of $2,845,006 are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and shall be repayable in one month and loan with an aggregate amount of $128,205 is unsecured, bear a yearly interest of 1% and shall be repayable in one month. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on the due date. Up to the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we did not acquire equipment.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

 

The following table presents certain payments due under contractual obligations with minimum firm commitments as of March 31, 2021:

 

  Payments due by period 
  Total  

Due in

2021

  

Due in

2022–2023

  

Due in

2023-2024

  Thereafter 
Debt Obligations (a) $645,000  $-  $-  $-  $645,000 
Short Term Loan (b)  2,973,211   2,973,211   -   -   - 

 

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(a) Debt Obligations. We issued an aggregate of $645,000 in 1% Convertible Promissory Notes in January 2020 to our investors and such 1% Convertible Promissory Notes matured in January 2025. For details, please refer to the Note 7 of the consolidated financial statements.

 

(b) Short Term Loan. We have entered into short-term loan agreements with unrelated individuals. Those loans with an aggregate amount of $2,845,006 are unsecured, bear a monthly interest of 1.5% and shall be repayable in one month and loan with an aggregate amount of $128,205 is unsecured, bear a yearly interest of 1% and shall be repayable in one month. However, according to the agreement, the Company shall have the option to shorten or extend the life of those short-term loans if the need arises and the Company has agreed with the lender to extend the short-term loans on the due date. Up to the date of this report, those loans have not yet been repaid.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect. These pronouncements did not have any material impact on the consolidated financial statements unless otherwise disclosed, and we do not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

  

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

 

ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that are designed to ensure that information that would be required to be disclosed in Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including to our Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act, our management evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2021. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of March 31, 2021, and as of the date that the evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was completed, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to satisfy the objectives for which they are intended.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

We regularly review our system of internal control over financial reporting and make changes to our processes and systems to improve controls and increase efficiency, while ensuring that we maintain an effective internal control environment. Changes may include such activities as implementing new, more efficient systems, consolidating activities, and migrating processes.

 

There has been no change to our internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these, or other matters, may arise from time to time that may harm our business.

 

ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS.

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in Item 1A of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, other than as disclosed below. Additional risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties not presently known to us, or that we currently deem immaterial, could also have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and/or results of operations.

 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Since that time, COVID-19 has spread around the world and throughout the United States, including in the regions and communities in which we operate. Federal, state and local governments in the U.S and around the world have imposed restrictions on travel and business operations and are advising or requiring individuals to limit or eliminate time outside of their homes. Temporary closures of businesses have also been ordered in certain jurisdictions, and other businesses have temporarily closed voluntarily. These actions expanded significantly in March and April of 2020 throughout the U.S. Consequently, the COVID-19 outbreak has severely restricted the level of economic activity in the U.S. and around the world.

 

The outbreak has resulted in authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the virus, such as quarantines and shelter in place orders. The spread of the virus has caused us to modify our business practices (including employee work locations and cancellation of physical participation in meetings) in ways that may be detrimental to our business (including working remotely and its attendant cybersecurity risks). We may take further actions as may be required by government authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the virus or otherwise be satisfactory to government authorities.

 

Our existing cash together with highly liquid current assets are insufficient to fund the Company’s operations for the next twelve months. The Company will need to rely upon some combination of cash generated from the Company’s operations, the proceeds from the potential exercise of the outstanding option held by Keywin Holdings Limited (“Keywin”) to purchase $2 million in shares of the Company’s common stock, or proceeds from the issuance of the Company’s equity and debt securities as well as the exercise of the conversion option by the Company’s note holders to convert the notes to the Company’s common stock, in order to maintain the Company’s operations. However, it may be difficult for us to raise funds in the current economic environment. If adequate capital is not available to us, our operations and financial condition could be adversely impacted.

 

The effect of COVID-19 and related events, including those described above and those not yet known or knowable, could have a negative effect on our stock price, business prospects, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

ITEM 2.UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

We have not sold any equity securities during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 which sale was not previously disclosed in a current report on Form 8-K filed during that period.

 

ITEM 3.DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5.OTHER INFORMATION.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 6.EXHIBITS.

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of this report or incorporated by reference:

 

Exhibit No. Description
31.1 Certifications of Principal Executive Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
31.2 Certifications of Principal Financial Officer filed pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
32.1 Certifications of Principal Executive Officer furnished 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 Principal Financial Officer furnished pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
   
101 * Financial statements and footnotes of Network CN Inc. for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (furnished herewith)

 

* Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the interactive data files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.

 

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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.

 

 

Date: May 14, 2021NETWORK CN INC.
   
   
 By: /s/ Earnest Leung
 Earnest Leung, Chief Executive Officer
 (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 By: /s/ Shirley Cheng
 Shirley Cheng, Chief Financial Officer
 

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal

Accounting Officer)

 

 

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