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 October 31, 2017

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from ____________ to ___________

 

Commission File Number 001-15687

 

DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Nevada   74-2849995
(State or Other Jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)   Identification No.)
     
1600 NE Loop 410, Suite 126    
San Antonio, Texas   78209
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (210) 775-0888

 

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practical date.

 

  Number of Shares Class: As of:
  9,458,556 Common Stock $0.001 par value

December 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2017

 

INDEX

 

PART I-- FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 1
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 7
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 10
Item 4. Control and Procedures 10
     
PART II-- OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 11
Item 1A. Risk Factors 11
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 11
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 11
Item 5. Other Information 11
Item 6. Exhibits 12
     
SIGNATURES 13

 

 

 

 

DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONTENTS

 

PAGE 1   CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2017 AND JULY 31, 2017 (UNAUDITED)
     
PAGE 2   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2017 AND 2016 (UNAUDITED)
     
PAGE 3   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2017 AND 2016 (UNAUDITED)
     
PAGES 4-6   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, unaudited)

 

    October 31,
2017
    July 31,
2017
 
ASSETS            
CURRENT ASSETS:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 709     $ 673  
Accounts receivable, net     9       15  
Prepaid and other current assets     25       9  
Total current assets     743       697  
                 
LONG-TERM ASSETS:                
Intangible assets, net     10       14  
Property and equipment, net     2       2  
Total assets   $ 755     $ 713  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Accounts payable   $ 921     $ 859  
Accrued liabilities     379       365  
Total current liabilities     1,300       1,224  
                 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:                
Customer deposits     131       131  
Total long-term liabilities     131       131  
Total liabilities     1,431       1,355  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT:                
Preferred stock, $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding     -       -  
Common stock, $0.001, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 8,958,556 and 8,386,056 issued and outstanding, respectively     9       8  
Additional paid in capital     77,321       76,986  
Accumulated deficit     (78,007 )     (77,637 )
Other comprehensive income     1       1  
Total stockholders' deficit     (676 )     (642 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit   $ 755     $ 713  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

    Three months ended
October 31,
 
    2017     2016  
OPERATING REVENUES:            
Cloud-based hosted services   $ 55     $ 44  
Total operating revenues     55       44  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)     45       33  
Selling, general and administrative expense     201       278  
Stock compensation expense     56       -  
Legal and professional fees     119       10  
Depreciation and amortization expense     4       5  
Total operating expenses     425       326  
                 
OPERATING LOSS     (370 )     (282 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
Interest income (expense)     -       -  
Total other income (expense)     -       -  
                 
NET LOSS   $ (370 )   $ (282 )
                 
LOSS PER SHARE - BASIC AND DILUTED   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.05 )
                 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND DILUTED     8,798,089       5,234,165  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands, unaudited)

 

    Three months ended
October 31,
 
    2017     2016  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:            
Net loss   $ (370 )   $ (282 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in by operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     4       5  
Stock compensation     56       -  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     6       (10 )
Notes receivable     -       (14 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (16 )     (67 )
Accounts payable     62       (8 )
Accrued liabilities and customer deposits     14       10  
Net cash used in operating activities     (244 )     (366 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Purchases of property & equipment     -       (1 )
Net cash used in investing activities     -       (1 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     280       -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     280       -  
                 
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     36       (367 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period     673       1,169  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period   $ 709     $ 802  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:                
Cash paid for interest   $ -     $ -  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of Digerati Technologies, Inc. (“Digerati” or the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In the opinion of management, these interim financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and the results of operations for the interim periods presented. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Notes to the consolidated financial statements, which would substantially duplicate the disclosure contained in the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended July 31, 2017 contained in the Company’s Form 10-K filed on December 14, 2017 have been omitted.

 

Income Taxes

 

The effective tax rate was 0% for the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The Company recognizes deferred tax assets and liabilities based on differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities using the enacted tax rates and laws that are expected to be in effect when the differences are expected to be recovered. The Company provides a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets for which it does not consider realization of such assets to be more likely than not.

 

Since January 1, 2007, the Company accounts for uncertain tax positions in accordance with the authoritative guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board on income taxes which addresses how an entity should recognize, measure and present in the financial statements uncertain tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken in a tax return. Pursuant to this guidance, the Company recognizes a tax benefit only if it is “more likely than not” that a particular tax position will be sustained upon examination or audit. To the extent the “more likely than not” standard has been satisfied, the benefit associated with a tax position is measured as the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized upon settlement. As of October 31, 2017 we have no liability for unrecognized tax benefits.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

The Company considers all bank deposits and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash and cash equivalents.

 

Reclassifications

 

For comparability, certain prior period amounts have been reclassified, where applicable, to conform to the financial statement presentation used in fiscal 2018. The reclassifications have no impact on net loss.

 

NOTE 2 – GOING CONCERN

 

Financial Condition

 

Digerati’s consolidated financial statements for the period ending October 31, 2017 have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business. Digerati has incurred net losses and accumulated a deficit of approximately $78,007,000 since 1993 and a working capital deficit of approximately $557,000 which raises substantial doubt about Digerati’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

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Management Plans to Continue as a Going Concern

 

Management believes that current available resources will not be sufficient to fund the Company’s operations over the next 12 months. The Company’s ability to continue to meet its obligations and to achieve its business objectives is dependent upon, among other things, raising additional capital, issuing stock-based compensation to certain members of the executive management team in lieu of cash, or generating sufficient revenue in excess of costs. At such time as the Company requires additional funding, the Company will seek to secure such additional funding from various possible sources, including equity or debt financing, sales of assets, or collaborative arrangements. If the Company raises additional capital through the issuance of equity securities or securities convertible into equity, stockholders will experience dilution, and such securities may have rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of the holders of common stock or convertible senior notes. If the Company raises additional funds by issuing debt, the Company may be subject to limitations on its operations, through debt covenants or other restrictions. If the Company obtains additional funds through arrangements with collaborators or strategic partners, the Company may be required to relinquish its rights to certain technologies. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise additional funds, or raise them on acceptable terms. If the Company is unable to obtain financing on acceptable terms, it may be unable to execute its business plan, the Company could be required to curtail its operations, and the Company may not be able to pay off its obligations, if and when they come due.

 

The Company will continue to work with various best-efforts funding sources to secure additional debt and equity financings. However, Digerati cannot offer any assurance that it will be successful in executing the aforementioned plans to continue as a going concern.

 

Digerati’s consolidated financial statements as of October 31, 2017 do not include any adjustments that might result from the inability to implement or execute Digerati’s plans to improve our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

NOTE 3 – STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

In November 2015, Digerati adopted the Digerati Technologies, Inc. 2015 Equity Compensation Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan, authorizes the grant of up to 7.5 million stock options, restricted common shares, non-restricted common shares and other awards to employees, directors, and certain other persons. The Plan is intended to permit Digerati to retain and attract qualified individuals who will contribute to the overall success of Digerati. Digerati’s Board of Directors determines the terms of any grants under the Plan. Exercise prices of all stock options and other awards vary based on the market price of the shares of common stock as of the date of grant. The stock options, restricted common stock, non-restricted common stock and other awards vest based on the terms of the individual grant.

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2017, we did not issue any common stock to our employees. Digerati recognized approximately $56,000 and $0 in stock based compensation expense to employees during the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Unamortized compensation cost totaled $37,000 and $0 at October 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, respectively.

 

NOTE 4 – NON-STANDARDIZED PROFIT SHARING PLAN

 

We currently provide a Non-Standardized Profit Sharing Plan ("Plan"), adopted September 15, 2006. Under the plan our employees qualify to participate in the plan after one year of employment. Contributions under the plan are based on 25% of the annual base salary of each eligible employee up to $54,000 per year. Contributions under the plan are fully vested upon funding. During the period ended October 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, the Company did not make any contributions under the plan.

 

NOTE 5 – EQUITY

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2017, the Company issued the following shares of common stock:

 

In August, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 480,000 shares of common stock for $240,000 and 3-year warrants to purchase 90,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

In September, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 12,500 shares of common stock with a market value at time of issuance of $4,375. The shares were issued for consulting services.

 

In October, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 80,000 shares of common stock for $40,000 and 3-year warrants to purchase 15,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

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NOTE 6 – SIGNIFICANT CUSTOMERS

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2017, the Company derived a significant amount of revenue from four customers, comprising 19%, 17%, 11% and 8% of the total revenue for the period, respectively, compared to four customers, comprising 34%, 24%, 16% and 5% of the total revenue for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2017, the Company derived a significant amount of accounts receivable from three customers, comprising 56%, 18% and 11% of the total accounts receivable for the period, compared to three customers, comprising 50%, 37% and 6% of the total accounts receivable for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

NOTE 7 – AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

On May 8, 2017, Shift8 Technologies, In., a Nevada corporation (“Shift8 Tech”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), and T3 Acquisition, Inc., a Florida corporation (Acquisition Sub”), and newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of Shift8 Tech, entered into an Agreement and Plan Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with T3 Communications, a Florida corporation (“T3”). The Merger Agreement provides that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the Acquisition Sub will be merged with and into T3, with T3 continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shift8 Tech. The Company anticipates closing the transaction during second quarter of fiscal year 2018, the Merger has been approved by the Shareholders of T3 and is subject to certain customary closing conditions. In November 2017, under an Amendment to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Shift8 funded to T3 a nonrefundable extension fee of $100,000 to extend the closing date until November 28, 2017. In December 2017, Shift8 funded to T3 a second nonrefundable extension fee payment of $100,000 to extend the closing date until December 22, 2017. Upon closing, the extension fee total of $200,000 will be credited towards the purchase price for the acquisition of T3.

 

NOTE 8 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Other Matters

 

On December 1, 2017, Shift8 Technologies, In., a Nevada corporation (“Shift8”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), and Synergy Telecom, Inc., a Texas corporation ("Synergy"), closed a transaction to acquire all the assets, assumed all customers, and critical vendor arrangements from Synergy. Shift8 paid $125,000 upon execution of the agreement, issued 500,000 shares of common stock with an agreed market value of $200,000, and entered into a promissory note for $125,000 with an effective annual interest rate of 6% with 5 quarterly payments and a maturity date of February 28, 2019.

 

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

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. “Forward-looking statements” are those statements that describe management’s beliefs and expectations about the future. We have identified forward-looking statements by using words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “may,” “expect,” “plan,” and “intend.” Although we believe these expectations are reasonable, our operations involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks include the availability and capacity of competitive data transmission networks and our ability to raise sufficient capital to continue operations. Additional risks are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2017.

 

The following is a discussion of the unaudited interim consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Digerati for the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016. It should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, and the other financial information included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2017. For purposes of the following discussion, fiscal 2018 or 2018 refers to the year ended July 31, 2018 and fiscal 2017 or 2017 refers to the year ended July 31, 2017.

 

Overview

 

Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (including our subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” “Company” or “Digerati”), through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Shift8 Networks, Inc. (“Shift8”), provides a portfolio of Internet-based telephony products and services through our cloud application platform and session-based communication network, which is interconnected to numerous U.S. and foreign service providers. Our services are designed to provide enterprise-class, carrier-grade services to small-to-medium sized businesses ("SMB") at affordable monthly rates. Our services, known as Unified Communications as a Service (“UCaaS”) or cloud communications, include fully hosted IP/PBX, mobile applications, Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) transport, SIP trunking, and customized VoIP services all delivered Only in the Cloud™ .

 

History

 

Digerati was formed in 2004 as the successor to a business originally commenced by Latcomm International, Inc., a Canadian company formed in 1994. We began providing communication services in 1995 along the U.S.-Mexico corridor to capitalize on the opportunities created by the deregulation of the telecommunication industries within Latin America. Through FY 2012 our principal business was providing transportation of voice traffic for other telecommunication service providers, wireless carriers and regional Internet telephony providers using Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) technologies.

 

During FY 2016 Flagship Energy Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digerati, entered into an Agreement with a Texas-based contract-for-hire oil and gas operator (“Operator”). Under the Agreement, Flagship utilized the Operator for the drilling, completion and the initial operations of a shallow oil and gas well in conjunction with the purchase of 100% of Operator’s working interest and 80% of its Net Revenue Interest. Under the Agreement, the Operator agreed to transfer all field-level operations and assign 100% of a certain oil, gas and mineral lease to Flagship upon demand, which included a tract of land located in South Texas. Additionally, Flagship entered into a Joint Operating Agreement ("JOA") with Operator, whereby the parties agreed to develop the oil and gas well or wells for the production and retrieval of oil and gas commodities as provided for in the oil, gas and mineral lease. During the fiscal 2017 the Company recognized a loss of $248,000 for the total capitalized investment amount in the oil and gas properties.

 

In May 2017, Shift8 and T3 Acquisition, Inc., a Florida corporation (“Acquisition Sub”), and newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Shift8, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with T3 Communications, Inc., a Florida corporation (“T3”). The Merger Agreement provides that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the Acquisition Sub will be merged with and into T3, with T3 continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shift8. The Company anticipates closing the transaction during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, the Merger has been approved by the Shareholders of T3 and is subject to certain customary closing conditions. In November 2017, under an Amendment to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Shift8 funded to T3 a nonrefundable extension fee of $100,000 to extend the closing date until November 28, 2017. In December 2017, Shift8 funded to T3 a second nonrefundable extension fee payment of $100,000 to extend the closing date until December 22, 2017. Upon closing, the extension fee total of $200,000 will be credited towards the purchase price for the acquisition of T3.

 

During the quarter ended October 31, 2017, we have raised $280,000 through the issuance of 560,000 shares of Digerati common stock and three-year warrants to purchase up to 105,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

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Recent Developments

 

On December 1, 2017, Shift8 Technologies, In., a Nevada corporation (“Shift8”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), and Synergy Telecom, Inc., a Texas corporation ("Synergy"), closed a transaction to acquire all the assets, assumed all customers, and critical vendor arrangements from Synergy. The agreed purchase price was $450,000. Shift8 paid $125,000 upon execution of the Agreement and issued 500,000 shares of common stock with an agreed market value of $200,000. In addition, Shift8 entered into a promissory note with the seller for $125,000 with an effective annual interest rate of 6%, 5 quarterly payments and a maturity date of February 28, 2019.

 

Sources of Revenue and Direct Cost

 

Sources of revenue:

 

Global VoIP Services : We currently provide VoIP communication services on a limited basis to U.S. and foreign telecommunications companies that lack transmission facilities, require additional capacity or do not have the regulatory licenses to terminate traffic in Mexico, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Typically, these telecommunications companies offer their services to the public for domestic and international long-distance services.

 

Cloud-based hosted Services : We provide enhanced VoIP services to resellers and enterprise customers. The service includes fully hosted IP/PBX services, mobile applications, SIP trunking, call center applications, interactive voice response auto attendant, call recording, simultaneous calling, voicemail to email conversion, and multiple customized IP/PBX features in a hosted or cloud environment.

 

Direct Costs:

 

Global VoIP Services: We incur transmission and termination charges from our suppliers and the providers of the infrastructure and network. The cost is based on rate per minute, volume of minutes transported and terminated through the network. Additionally, we incur fixed Internet bandwidth charges and per minute billing charges. In some cases, we incur installation charges from certain carriers. These installation costs are passed on to our customers for the connection to our VoIP network.

 

Cloud-based hosted Services : We incur bandwidth and co-location charges in connection with enhanced VoIP services. The bandwidth charges are incurred as part of the connection between our customers to allow them access to our services.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months ended October 31, 2017 Compared to Three Months ended October 31, 2016

 

Cloud-based hosted Services . Cloud-based hosted services revenue increased by $11,000, or 25%, from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The increase in revenue between periods is primarily attributed to the increase in customers that generated monthly recurring services revenue. Hosted services include the following, fully hosted IP/PBX services, IP trunking, call center applications, interactive voice response auto attendant, call recording, simultaneous calling, voicemail to email conversion, SIP trunking and multiple other IP/PBX features in a hosted environment.

 

C ost of Services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization). The cost of services increased by $12,000, from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The increase in cost of services is as a result of the increase in variable cost associated with the increase in revenue, the increase in cost related to additional bandwidth added to our network and the increase in additional hardware/devices deployed for our Value-Added Resellers ("VAR's").

 

Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses (exclusive of legal and professional fees). SG&A expenses decreased by $77,000, or 28%, from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The decrease is primarily attributed to the reduction in cash compensation to the Company's management team, the reduction in cash compensation was recognized during the three months ended October 31, 3017, thus the reduction in SG&A between periods.

 

Stock Compensation Expense. Stock compensation expense increased by $56,000, or 100%, from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The increase is primarily attributed to the recognition of stock option expense associated to the stock options granted to various employees during FY2017. There were no outstanding options during the quarter ended October 31, 2016, as a result the Company did not recognized any stock options expense during the period.

 

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Legal and professional fees . Legal and professional fees increased by $109,000 from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The increase is attributed to professional and legal expenses incurred related to the professionals conducting the due diligence on an acquisition.

 

Depreciation and amortization . Depreciation and amortization remained comparable between periods.

 

Operating loss. The Company reported an operating loss of $370,000 for the three months ended October 31, 2017 compared to an operating loss of $282,000 for the three months ended October 31, 2016. The increase in operating loss between periods is primarily due to the $109,000 increase in legal and professional fees and the increase of $56,000 in stock compensation expense. The increase was slightly offset between periods by the decrease in SG&A of $77,000.

 

Net loss attributed to Digerati Technologies, Inc. Net loss attributed to Digerati Technologies, Inc. increased by $88,000 or 31%, from the quarter ended October 31, 2016 to the quarter ended October 31, 2017. The increase in operating loss between periods is primarily due to the $109,000 increase in legal and professional fees and the increase of $56,000 in stock compensation expense. The increase was slightly offset between periods by the decrease in SG&A of $77,000.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash Position: We had a consolidated cash balance of $709,000 as of October 31, 2017. Net cash consumed by operating activities during the period ended October 31, 2017 was approximately $244,000, primarily as a result of operating expenses, that included an increase of $14,000 in accrued liabilities and $62,000 in accounts payable.

 

Cash provided by financing activities during the period ended October 31, 2017 was $280,000, the Company secured the funds from various accredited investors through the issuance of 560,000 restricted common shares with a price of $0.50 per share and 105,000 warrants with an exercise price of $0.50 per share. Overall, our net operating, investing and financing activities during the period ended October 31, 2017 improved by approximately $36,000 of cash.

 

We are currently taking initiatives to reduce our overall cash deficiencies on a monthly basis. During fiscal 2018 we anticipate reducing fixed costs, professional fees and general expenses, in addition, certain members of our management team have taken a significant portion of their compensation in common stock to reduce the depletion of our available cash. To strengthen our business, we intend to invest in a new marketing and sales strategy to grow our monthly recurring revenue; we anticipate utilizing our value-added resellers to tap into new sources of revenue streams, we have also secured various agent agreements to accelerate revenue growth. In addition, we will continue to focus on selling a greater number of comprehensive services to our existing customer base. Further, in an effort to increase our revenues, we will continue to evaluate the acquisition of various assets with emphasis in VoIP Services and Cloud Communication Services, as a result during the due diligence process we anticipate incurring significant legal and professional fees. On May 8, 2017 we entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire T3, a leading provider of cloud communication and broadband solutions in Southwest Florida. We anticipate closing the acquisition during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. The acquisition of T3 will allow the Company to accelerate its revenue growth and expand into new markets.

 

Management believes that current available resources will not be sufficient to fund the Company’s operations over the next 12 months. The Company’s ability to continue to meet its obligations and to achieve its business objectives is dependent upon, among other things, raising additional capital, issuing stock-based compensation to certain members of the executive management team in lieu of cash, or generating sufficient revenue in excess of costs. At such time as the Company requires additional funding, the Company will seek to secure such best-efforts funding from various possible sources, including equity or debt financing, sales of assets, or collaborative arrangements. If the Company raises additional capital through the issuance of equity securities or securities convertible into equity, stockholders will experience dilution, and such securities may have rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of the holders of common stock or convertible senior notes. If the Company raises additional funds by issuing debt, the Company may be subject to limitations on its operations, through debt covenants or other restrictions. If the Company obtains additional funds through arrangements with collaborators or strategic partners, the Company may be required to relinquish its rights to certain technologies. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise additional funds, or raise them on acceptable terms. If the Company is unable to obtain financing on acceptable terms, it may be unable to execute its business plan, the Company could be required to curtail its operations, and the Company may not be able to pay off its obligations, if and when they come due.

 

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Our current cash expenses are expected to be approximately $85,000 per month, including wages, rent, utilities and corporate professional fees. As described elsewhere herein, we are not generating sufficient cash from operations to pay for our ongoing operating expenses, or to pay our current liabilities. As of October 31, 2017, our total liabilities were approximately $1,431,000. We will continue to use our available cash on hand to cover our deficiencies in operating expenses.

 

We estimate that we need approximately $500,000 of additional working capital to fund our ongoing operations during Fiscal 2018.

 

In August 2017, the Company raised $240,000 through the issuance of 480,000 shares of common stock and three-year warrants to purchase 90,000 shares of common stock at $0.50 per share.

 

In October 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 80,000 shares of common stock for $40,000 and 3-year warrants to purchase 15,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

Digerati’s consolidated financial statements for the period ending October 31, 2017 have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business. Digerati has incurred net losses and accumulated a deficit of approximately $78,007,000 and a working capital deficit of approximately $557,000 which raises substantial doubt about Digerati’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

In connection with the preparation of this Quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2017, our Principal Executive Officer ("PEO") and Principal Financial Officer ("PFO") evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our PEO and PFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report were effective such that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure. A controls system cannot provide absolute assurance, however, that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, during our most recently completed fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.

 

None

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Not Applicable

 

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

 

In August, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 480,000 shares of common stock for $240,000 and 3-year warrants to purchase 90,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

In September, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 12,500 shares of common stock with a market value at time of issuance of $4,375. The shares were issued for consulting services.

In October, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 80,000 shares of common stock for $40,000 and 3-year warrants to purchase 15,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.

 

In December 2017, the Company closed a transaction to acquire all the assets, assumed all customers, and critical vendor arrangements from Synergy Telecom, Inc. for total consideration of $450,000, including the issuance of 500,000 shares of common stock valued at $200,000. See Item 1 – Recent developments for further discussion.

 

The sales and issuances of the securities described above were made pursuant to the exemptions from registration contained in to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Regulation D under the Securities Act. Each purchaser represented that such purchaser’s intention to acquire the shares for investment only and not with a view toward distribution. We requested our stock transfer agent to affix appropriate legends to the stock certificate issued to each purchaser and the transfer agent affixed the appropriate legends. Each purchaser was given adequate access to sufficient information about us to make an informed investment decision. Except as described in this prospectus, none of the securities were sold through an underwriter and accordingly, there were no underwriting discounts or commissions involved.

 

Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None

 

Item 5.  Other Information.

 

None

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit 

Number

  Exhibit Title
     
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  

In accordance with SEC Release 33-8238, Exhibit 32.1 and 32.2 are being furnished and not filed.

 

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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.

 

  DIGERATI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                      (Registrant)
     
Date: December 20, 2017 By: /s/ Arthur L. Smith
  Name: Arthur L. Smith
  Title: President and
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: December 20, 2017   By: /s/ Antonio Estrada Jr.
  Name: Antonio Estrada Jr.
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Arthur L. Smith, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada Corporation;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b)  Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

December 20, 2017 /s/ Arthur L. Smith
  Arthur L. Smith
  President and Chief Executive Officer

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Antonio Estrada, Jr., certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Digerati Technologies, Inc., a Nevada Corporation;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

December 20, 2017 /s/ Antonio Estrada, Jr.
  Antonio Estrada, Jr.
  Chief Financial Officer

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO 18

U.S.C. ss. 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY

ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report (the “Report”) of Digerati Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending October 31, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, I, Arthur L. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ss. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that,

 

1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
   
2) the information in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

By /s/ Arthur L. Smith  
  Arthur L. Smith  
  President and  
  Chief Executive Officer  
  December 20, 2017  

 

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE chief FINANCIAL
OFFICER PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. ss. 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION
906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report (the “Report”) of Digerati Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending October 31, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, I, Antonio Estrada Jr., the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ss. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002,

 

1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
   
2) the information in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

By /s/ Antonio Estrada Jr.  
  Antonio Estrada Jr.  
  Chief Financial Officer  
  December 20, 2017