UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016

 

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 333-163290

 

VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   90-0436540
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

5304 Derry Avenue, Suite C, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

1 (877) 827-3959

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes  ☒    No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Emerging growth company  

 

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

 

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

 

Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at April 27, 2017:

 

Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share   657,936,872
(Class)   (Number of Shares)

 

 

 

 

 

 

VAPE HOLDINGS INC.

FORM 10-Q

June 30, 2016

 

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 

  PAGE
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) at June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015 2
  Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) for the Three and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 3
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholder’s Deficit (unaudited) for the Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016 4
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 5
  Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements 6
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 26
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 31
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 31
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 33
Item 1A. Risk Factors 34
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 34
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 34
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 34
Item 5. Other Information 34
Item 6. Exhibits 35

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as well as information communicated orally or in writing between the dates of such filings, contains or may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including without limitation, statements related to our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Among these risks, trends and uncertainties are the availability of working capital to fund our operations, the competitive market in which we operate, the efficient and uninterrupted operation of our computer and communications systems, our ability to generate a profit and execute our business plan, the retention of key personnel, our ability to protect and defend our intellectual property, the effects of governmental regulation and other risks identified in the Registrant’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

 

In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Although the Registrant believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, the Registrant cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Registrant, nor any other person, assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements. The Registrant is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

 

 

 

PART I.    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Certain information and footnote disclosures required under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted from the following consolidated financial statements pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).   It is suggested that the following consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the annual financial statements included on Form 10-K/A for Vape Holdings, Inc. for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015. 

 

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VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

          Restated  
    June 30,
2016
    September 30,
2015
 
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash   $ 5,410     $ 273,904  
Accounts receivable     14,402       72,401  
Inventory     22,806       194,937  
Prepaid inventory     16,000       64,079  
Other current assets     13,465       40,679  
Deferred financing costs     -       107,908  
Total current assets     72,083       753,908  
                 
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation     54,461       118,327  
Trademarks     123,150       123,150  
Deferred financing costs, long-term     -       12,067  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 249,694     $ 1,007,452  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 336,090     $ 115,938  
Accrued expenses     404,586       207,609  
Customer deposits     -       1,275  
Related party convertible notes payable     300,000       -  
Convertible notes payable, net of unamortized discount of $287,064 and $153,096, respectively     251,961       522,396  
Related party notes payable     15,000       -  
Derivative liabilities     724,729       1,672,726  
Warrant liability     -       31,401  
Total current liabilities     2,032,366       2,551,345  
                 
Long term liabilities:                
Convertible notes payable, long-term, net of unamortized discount of $17,167 and $655,607, respectively     182,833       300,156  
Related party notes payable, long-term     -       265,000  
Settlement liability     151,000       -  
Other liabilities, long-term     -       12,235  
Total liabilities     2,366,199       3,128,736  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Stockholders’ deficit:                
Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value - 100,000,000 authorized; 500,000 outstanding at June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015     -       -  
Common stock, $0.00001 par value - authorized 1,000,000,000 shares; 444,595,793 issued at June 30, 2016, 433,555,168 outstanding at June 30, 2016 and 19,896,521 issued at September 30, 2015, 19,205,896 outstanding at September 30, 2015     4,335       192  
Additional paid-in capital     30,284,264       26,412,800  
Treasury stock, 1,025,625 and 690,625 shares at June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively     (372,601 )     (367,531 )
Accumulated deficit     (32,032,503 )     (28,166,745 )
Total stockholders’ deficit     (2,116,505 )     (2,121,284 )
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT   $ 249,694     $ 1,007,452  

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Three Months
Ended June 30,
    For the Nine Months
Ended June 30,
 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Revenue   $ 156,514     $ 282,331     $ 890,742     $ 1,084,233  
                                 
Cost of revenue [C]     385,705       157,140       1,040,420       604,668  
                                 
Gross profit (loss)     (229,191 )     125,191       (149,678 )     479,565  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
Sales and marketing [A]     84,246       188,925       342,618       554,263  
Research and development     950       91,428       47,648       143,481  
General and administrative [B]     280,470       488,980       841,319       1,862,030  
Total operating expenses     365,666       769,333       1,231,585       2,559,774  
                                 
Operating loss     (594,857 )     (644,142 )     (1,381,263 )     (2,080,209 )
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
Interest expense     (408,419 )     (112,690 )     (1,727,304 )     (284,168 )
Interest expense - related party     (4,777 )     (4,020 )     (13,793 )     (156,170 )
Change in derivative liabilities     2,579,283       331,724       452,425       2,156,203  
Gain on settlement     -       -       -       625,461  
Loss on debt extinguishment, net     -       (6,924 )     -       (26,905 )
Excess of fair value of embedded conversion features     (136,527 )     -       (1,195,023 )     -  
Total other income (expense), net     2,029,560       208,090       (2,483,695 )     2,314,421  
                                 
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes     1,434,703       (436,052 )     (3,864,958 )     234,212  
                                 
Provision for income taxes     -       -       800       2,210  
                                 
Net income (loss)   $ 1,434,703     $ (436,052 )   $ (3,865,758 )   $ 232,002  
                                 
Net loss available to common shareholders:                                
Income (loss) per common share - basic   $ 0.01     $ (0.04 )   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.06  
Income (loss) per common share - diluted   $ 0.00     $ (0.04 )   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.05  
                                 
Weighted average shares - basic     215,717,808       11,925,400       220,677,405       11,253,868  
Weighted average shares - diluted     1,097,384,088       11,925,400       220,677,405       13,874,926  

 

[A] Stock-based compensation was $0 and $15,200, and $34,800 and $110,167 for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

[B] Stock-based compensation was $0 and $126,250, and $128,597 and $529,799 for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. 

 

[C] Stock-based compensation was $0 and $2,075, and $0 and $41,408 for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

For the Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016
(Unaudited)

  

    Series A Preferred Stock     Common Stock to be     Common Stock     Additional Paid-in     Accumulated     Prepaid Stock-based     Treasury     Total Stockholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Issued     Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Compensation     Stock     Deficit  
Balance at September 30, 2015 (Restated)     500,000             -             -       19,205,896       192       26,412,800       (28,166,745 )           -       (367,531 )     (2,121,284 )
Conversion of notes payable and accrued interest     -       -       -       407,602,767       4,076       3,703,064       -       -       -       3,707,140  
Conversion of unpaid wages     -       -       -       4,138,888       41       95,667       -       -       -       95,708  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       -       1,442,617       14       31,675       -       -       -       31,689  
Common stock issued for bonuses     -       -       -       1,500,000       15       35,985       -       -       -       36,000  
Surrender of common stock     -       -       -       (335,000 )     (3 )     5,073       -       -       (5,070 )     -  
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       -       (3,865,758 )     -       -       (3,865,758 )
Balance at June 30, 2016     500,000     $ -     $ -     $ 433,555,168     $ 4,335     $ 30,284,264     $ (32,032,503 )   $ -     $ (372,601 )   $ (2,116,505 )

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

    For the Nine Months
Ended June 30,
 
    2016     2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net income (loss)   $ (3,865,758 )   $ 232,002  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation     106,967       49,990  
Accretion of debt discounts     1,536,858       159,071  
Excess of fair value of embedded conversion features     1,195,023          
Fair value in excess of stock issued for conversion of notes payable and accrued interest     -       147,632  
Gain on change in derivative and warrant liabilities     (483,826 )     (2,156,203 )
Gain on settlement     -       (625,461 )
Forbearance and assignment settlements     190,718       -  
Loss on debt extinguishments, net     -       19,981  
Common stock issued for services     31,689       36,769  
Stock-based compensation     131,708       969,577  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     57,999       (36,202 )
Inventory     220,210       (57,901 )
Other assets     27,214       (20,496 )
Accounts payable     220,152       209,680  
Accrued expenses     128,903       136,148  
Net cash used in operating activities     (502,143 )     (935,413 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Capital expenditures     (43,101 )     (64,895 )
Purchase of trademarks and pending patents     -       (9,105 )
Net proceeds from settlement     -       62,930  
Net cash used in investing activities     (43,101 )     (11,070 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Net proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable     312,150       1,195,000  
Net proceeds from issuances of related party convertible notes payable     50,000       -  
Repayments on convertible notes payable     (85,400 )     (40,000 )
Repayments on related party convertible notes payable     -       (50,000 )
Repayments on related party notes payable     -       (72,828 )
Net cash provided by financing activities    

276,750

      1,032,172  
                 
Net change in cash     (268,494 )     85,689  
Cash, beginning of period     273,904       48,370  
Cash, end of period   $ 5,410     $ 134,059  
                 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ -     $ 18,788  
Taxes   $ 800     $ 2,209  
                 
Non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Conversion of notes payable and accrued interest   $ 3,707,140     $ 460,233  
Conversion of related party notes payable and accrued interest   $ -     $ 341,747  
Original issue discount recorded with convertible note payable   $ -     $ 257,489  
Beneficial conversion feature recorded with convertible notes payable   $ -     $ 252,079  
Beneficial conversion feature recorded with related party convertible note payable   $ -     $ 5,410  

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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VAPE HOLDINGS, INC.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

BUSINESS

 

Vape Holdings, Inc. (“VAPE,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “our company”) is a holding company with its primary focus in the manufacturing and distribution of healthy and sustainable vaporization products. The Company designs, markets and distributes ceramic vaporization products under a unique brand. The Company has introduced a nonporous, non-corrosive, chemically inert medical-grade ceramic vaporization element as a healthy, sustainable alternative to traditional titanium and quartz vaporization materials, as well as lower-grade ceramic found in traditional electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. This material can be used for a wide range of applications, including stand-alone vaporization products and “E-cigs.” Electronic cigarettes come in a variety of designs ranging from those that look vastly like traditional cigarettes, to larger vaporizer units which are capable of vaporizing liquid with varying viscosity. The process of vaporization is believed to eliminate the smoke, tar, ash, and other byproducts of traditional smoking by utilizing lower temperatures in a controlled electronic environment.

 

HIVE CERAMICS

 

HIVE Ceramics (“HIVE”) is the premier brand under the VAPE umbrella. HIVE manufactures and distributes a proprietarily blended ceramic vaporization element for torched, electronic and portable vaporizers with countless design and product crossover capabilities in existing and emerging markets. HIVE is dedicated to bringing the healthiest and cleanest vaporization experience possible to the market. The HIVE product line currently consists of over 15 distinct ceramic elements, including the 2 piece domeless, domeless direct inject, and HIVE’s signature domeless elements covering 10mm, 14mm and 18mm applications as well as regular elements, the HIVE Flower Cup, the HIVE Carb Cap, HIVE Stinger Dabber, the 14mm HIVE x Quave - Club Banger, the HIVE x Brothership Honey Bucket and the HIVE x D-Nail 16mm and 20mm attachments.

  

The Company intends to rely on a combination of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent laws in the United States as well as confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions to protect future proprietary technology and its brands, as they are developed.  The Company has created or acquired and continues in the process of creating and/or acquiring proprietary vaporizers and e-cigarettes, and various trademarks, patents and copyrights for brands which are developed or in development.  The Company is actively engaged in improving and expanding lines of branded products through business alliances and acquisitions, as well as developing its branded retail business expansion.  VAPE and its business units are organized and directed to operate strictly in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

 

REVIVAL PRODUCTS

 

On December 28, 2015, the Company created a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Revival Products, LLC (“Revival”), which is in the business of portable vaporization devices. Revival will sell disposable cartridges that complement HIVE Ceramic’s product lines utilizing its sales and distribution channels and via its own designated e-commerce site at www.revivalvapes.com . Revival launched three signature products, The Calloway, The Cleo, and The Charleston in January 2016. The Company ceased the Revival product line upon Justin Braun’s resignation.

 

VAPE is organized and directed to operate strictly in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

 

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GOING CONCERN

 

VAPE’s consolidated financial statements reflect a net loss of $3,865,758 during the nine months ended June 30, 2016. As of June 30, 2016, we had cash of $5,410 and a working capital deficit of $1,960,283. VAPE has suffered an accumulated deficit of $32,032,503 and during the nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company took steps to cease its Offset, HIVE Glass and HIVE Supply, and Revival business lines. The Company also closed its “THE HIVE” retail store in order to reduce overhead costs and focus on HIVE Ceramics. Moreover, the Company curtailed its exploration into providing real estate, management and consulting solutions to the legal cannabis industry in states where such cannabis cultivation and extraction is legal. The Company was never able to execute on any of these plans and ultimately determined that the Company’s capital reserves for such projects as well as the risks inherent in each project due to the current regulatory environment surrounding the cannabis industry made this line of business too difficult to pursue. All of which have resulted in losses and opportunity costs. In addition, the ongoing need to obtain financing to fund operations also raise substantial doubt about the ability of Vape to continue as a going concern. Management is skeptical that VAPE will obtain funding for operations for the foreseeable future; there are no assurances that the Company will obtain such funding. VAPE’s financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible effects on recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the inability to continue as a going concern. See Note 10 for subsequent events regarding financing activities. 

 

VAPE is currently involved in litigation with 1 convertible promissory note holder seeking the specific performance of VAPE’s issuance of shares underlying denied conversion notices. VAPE is also currently negotiating with a second noteholder threatening similar litigation. VAPE shall vigorously defend any lawsuits; however, if these noteholders are allowed to convert their respective notes VAPE shareholders will experience substantial dilution.

 

NOTE 2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and disclosures normally included in the annual financial statements prepared in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. In the opinion of management, all adjustments and disclosures necessary for a fair presentation of these consolidated financial statements have been included. Such adjustments consist of normal recurring adjustments. The current results are not an indication of the full year.

 

CONSOLIDATION

 

The consolidated financial statements include the assets, liabilities, and operating results of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Revival and Nouveau after elimination of all material inter-company accounts and transactions. 

 

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USE OF ESTIMATES

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates and assumptions include losses for warrant contingencies and the valuation of conversion features in notes. 

 

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date. Applicable accounting guidance provides an established hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are inputs that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability and are developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the Company. Unobservable inputs are inputs that reflect the Company’s assumptions about the factors that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability. There are three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

 

  Level 1 - Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
  Level 2 - Include other inputs that are directly or indirectly observable in the marketplace.
  Level 3 - Unobservable inputs which are supported by little or no market activity.

  

The fair value hierarchy also requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. Derivative instruments include the convertible notes payable warrant liability (Level 2). Derivative instruments are valued using standard calculations/models that are primarily based on observable inputs, including volatilities and interest rates. Therefore, derivative instruments are included in Level 2.

 

Fair-value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015. The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values. These financial instruments include cash, prepaid expenses, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and notes payable. Fair values for these items were assumed to approximate carrying values because of their short-term nature or they are payable on demand.

 

The following table presents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2016:

 

    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  
Assets                        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,410     $ -     $ -     $ 5,410  
Total assets measured at fair value   $ 5,410     $ -     $ -     $ 5,410  
                                 
Liabilities                                
Derivative instruments   $ -     $ 724,729     $ -     $ 724,729  
Total liabilities measured at fair value   $ -     $ 724,729     $ -     $ 724,729  

 

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The following table presents the Company’s fair value hierarchy for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2015:

 

    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  
Assets                        
Cash  and cash equivalents   $ 273,904     $ -     $ -     $ 273,904  
Total assets measured at fair value   $ 273,904     $ -     $ -     $ 273,904  
                                 
Liabilities                                
Derivative instruments   $ -     $ 1,672,726     $ -     $ 1,672,726  
Total liabilities measured at fair value   $ -     $ 1,672,726     $ -     $ 1,672,726  

 

CONCENTRATION

 

Credit Risk

 

At times, the Company maintains cash balances at a financial institution in excess of the FDIC insurance limit. In addition, at we extend credit to customers in the normal course of business, after we evaluate the credit worthiness. The Company does not expect to take any unnecessary credit risks causing significant write-offs of potentially uncollectible accounts. 

 

Customers

 

Two (2) customers accounted for 60% of our accounts receivable as of June 30, 2016. One (1) customer accounted for 37% of our accounts receivable as of September 30, 2015. The loss of these customers would have a significant impact on the Company’s financial results.

 

Suppliers

 

Two (2) suppliers accounted for 100% and 98% of our purchases during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016. Two (2) suppliers 68% and 70% of our purchases during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2015. The loss of these suppliers would have a significant impact on the Company’s financial results.

 

REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

The Company recognizes revenues from product sales when (a) persuasive evidence that an agreement exists; (b) the products have been delivered; (c) the prices are fixed and determinable and not subject to refund or adjustment; and (d) collection of the amounts due is reasonably assured. Revenue is generally recorded when sales orders are shipped.

 

INVENTORY

 

Inventory is valued at the lower of cost or market, as determined primarily by the average cost inventory method, and are stated using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. Management will record a provision for loss for obsolete or slow moving inventory to reduce carrying amounts to net realizable value.

 

We purchase product sourced from China which we are required to pay 50% upon placing the order. Amounts paid for products, which have not been received, are recorded as prepaid inventory. There are no amounts paid which are in dispute or considered impaired.

 

FIXED ASSETS

 

Fixed assets are recorded at cost and depreciation is provided over the estimated useful lives of the related assets using the straight-line method for financial statement purposes. The estimated life of tooling related to our ceramic products is two (2) years. The estimated life of our leasehold improvements is the lesser of the term of the related lease and useful life of the asset. 

 

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IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED AND PURCHASED INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

The Company has adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 350 “Intangibles - Goodwill and Other.” The Statement requires that long-lived assets and certain identifiable intangibles held and used by the Company be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Events relating to recoverability may include significant unfavorable changes in business conditions, recurring losses, or a forecasted inability to achieve break-even operating results over an extended period. The Company evaluates the recoverability of long-lived assets based upon forecasted undercounted cash flows. Should impairment in value be indicated, the carrying value of intangible assets will be adjusted, based on estimates of future discounted cash flows resulting from the use and ultimate disposition of the asset. ASC 350 also requires assets to be disposed of be reported at the lower of the carrying amount or the fair value less costs to sell.

 

Long-lived assets, such as fixed assets and purchased intangibles subject to amortization, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of the asset is measured by comparison of its carrying amount to undiscounted future net cash flows the asset is expected to generate. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its fair market value. Estimates of expected future cash flows represent management’s best estimate based on currently available information and reasonable and supportable assumptions. Any impairment recognized is permanent and may not be restored. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company did not record any impairment of its trademarks as its expected future cash flows are in excess of their carrying amounts.

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. The costs of materials and equipment that will be acquired or constructed for research and development activities, and that have alternative future uses, both in research and development, marketing or sales, will be classified as fixed assets and depreciated over their estimated useful lives. To date, research and development costs include the research and development expenses related to prototypes of the Company’s products. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, research and development costs were $950 and $91,428, and $47,648 and $143,481, respectively.

 

CONVERTIBLE DEBT

 

Convertible debt is accounted for under the guidelines established by ASC 470-20 “Debt with Conversion and Other Options.” ASC 470-20 governs the calculation of an embedded beneficial conversion, which is treated as an additional discount to the instruments where derivative accounting (explained below) does not apply. The amount of the value of warrants and beneficial conversion feature may reduce the carrying value of the instrument to zero, but no further. Many of the conversion features embedded in the Company’s notes are variable and are adjusted based on a discount to market prices which could cause an unlimited number of common stock to be issued.  In these cases, we record the embedded conversion feature as a derivate instrument, at fair value. The embedded conversion features are recorded as discounts when the notes become convertible. The excess of fair value of the embedded conversion feature over the carrying value of the debt is recorded as an immediate charge to operations.  Each reporting period, the Company will compute the estimated fair value of derivatives and record changes to operations. The discounts relating to the initial recording of the derivatives or beneficial conversion features are accreted over the term of the debt using the effective interest method. Notes with cash payment penalties are recorded over the six month term of the note.

 

The Company has lost the ability to increase the share reserves due to the significantly increased outstanding held by convertible noteholders and a shareholder vote is required to increase the authorized amount of shares the Company may issue. Further, the combination of limited capital and depleted share reserves have severely damaged the Company’s ability to find continued finance, properly run the Company, and proceed with business to include any mergers or acquisitions or any transactions that would require available stock.

 

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DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Derivative financial instruments, as defined in ASC 815, “Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedging Activities”, consist of financial instruments or other contracts that contain a notional amount and one or more underlying (e.g. interest rate, security price or other variable), require no initial net investment and permit net settlement. Derivative financial instruments may be free-standing or embedded in other financial instruments. Further, derivative financial instruments are initially, and subsequently, measured at fair value and recorded as liabilities or, in rare instances, assets.

 

The Company does not use derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to cash-flow, market or foreign-currency risks. However, the Company has issued financial instruments including senior convertible notes payable and freestanding stock purchase warrants with features that are either (i) not afforded equity classification, (ii) embody risks not clearly and closely related to host contracts, or (iii) may be net-cash settled by the counterparty. As required by ASC 815, in certain instances, these instruments are required to be carried as derivative liabilities, at fair value, in our consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company estimates the fair values of derivative financial instruments using various techniques (and combinations thereof) that are considered to be consistent with objectively measuring fair values. In selecting the appropriate technique, consideration is given to, among other factors, the nature of the instrument, the market risks that it embodies and the expected means of settlement. For less complex derivative instruments, such as free-standing warrants, the Company generally uses the Black-Scholes option valuation technique because it embodies all of the requisite assumptions (including trading volatility, estimated terms and risk free rates) necessary to fair value these instruments. Estimating fair values of derivative financial instruments requires the development of significant and subjective estimates that may, and are likely to, change over the duration of the instrument with related changes in internal and external market factors. In addition, option-based techniques are highly volatile and sensitive to changes in the trading market price of our common stock, which has a high-historical volatility. Since derivative financial instruments are initially and subsequently carried at fair values, the Company’s operating results will reflect the volatility in these estimate and assumption changes.

 

EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the combination of dilutive common share equivalents, comprised of shares issuable under the Company’s share-based compensation plans and the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Dilutive common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money share equivalents, which are calculated, based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method. Under the treasury stock method, the exercise price of an award, if any, the amount of compensation cost, if any, for future service that the Company has not yet recognized, and the estimated tax benefits that would be recorded in paid-in capital, if any, when an award is settled are assumed to be used to repurchase shares in the current period. In the event of losses, such common share equivalents are excluded as their effects are antidilutive. 

 

The following is a summary of outstanding securities which have been included in the calculation of diluted net income per share and reconciliation of net income to net income available to common stock holders for the three months ended June 30, 2016:

 

    For the
Three Months
Ended
 
    June 30,
2016
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding used in calculating basic earnings per share     215,717,808  
Effect of preferred stock     500,000  
Effect of convertible notes payable     881,166,280  
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share     1,097,384,088  
         
Net income as reported   $ 1,434,703  
Add - interest on convertible notes payable     408,419  
Net income available to common stockholders   $ 1,843,122  

 

The following is a summary of outstanding securities that would have been included in the calculation of diluted shares outstanding since the exercise prices did not exceed the average market value of the Company’s common stock if the Company generated net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2016:

 

    For the
Nine Months
Ended
 
    June 30,  
    2016  
Series A Preferred stock     500,000  
Convertible notes    

881,166,280

 
      881,666,280  

 

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The Company excluded 110,000 options from the computation for the nine months ended June 30, 2015, as their exercise prices were in excess of the average closing market price of the Company’s common stock, causing their effects to be anti-dilutive using the treasury stock method. 

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2015, no options would have been included had the Company generated net income in the computation of dilutive shares outstanding using the treasury-stock method since the exercise prices exceeded the average market value of the Company’s common stock.

 

The following is a summary of outstanding securities which have been included in the calculation of diluted net income per share and reconciliation of net income to net income available to common stock holders for the nine months ended June 30, 2015:

 

    For the
Nine Months
Ended
 
    June 30,
2015
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding used in calculating basic earnings per share     11,253,868  
Effect of preferred stock     500,000  
Effect of convertible notes payable     1,924,046  
Effect of options and warrants     197,012  
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share     13,874,926  
         
Net income as reported   $ 232,002  
Add - interest on convertible notes payable     427,240  
Net income available to common stockholders   $ 659,242  

 

STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION  

 

ASC 718, “Share-Based Payment” requires that compensation cost related to share-based payment transactions be recognized in the consolidated financial statements. Share-based payment transactions within the scope of ASC 718 include stock options, restricted stock plans, performance-based awards, stock appreciation rights, and employee share purchase plans.

 

The Company adopted ASC 718, which requires disclosure of the fair value and other characteristics of stock options and more prominent disclosure about the effects of an entity’s accounting policy decisions with respect to stock-based compensation on reported net loss. The Company has reflected the expense of such stock based compensation based on the fair value at the grant date for awards consistent with the provisions of ASC 718.

 

In connection with the adoption of ASC 718, the fair value of our share-based compensation has been determined utilizing the Black-Scholes pricing model. The fair value of the options granted is amortized as compensation expense on a straight line basis over the requisite service period of the award, which is generally the vesting period. The fair value calculations involve significant judgments, assumptions, estimates and complexities that impact the amount of compensation expense to be recorded in current and future periods. Upon option exercise, the Company issues new shares of stock.

 

The following weighted average variables were used in the Black Scholes model for all option issuances valued during the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015:

 

Nine Months
Ended
March,
  Stock Price at
Grant Date
    Dividend
Yield
    Exercise
Price
    Risk Free
Interest Rate
    Volatility     Average
Life
 
2016     n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a  
2015   $ 0.73       n/a     $ 0.73       2.2 %     380 %     10.0  

  

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The Company’s accounting policy for equity instruments issued to consultants and vendors in exchange for goods and services follows the provisions of Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments That are Issued to Other Than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling, Goods or Services”, codified into ASC 505-50.  The measurement date for the fair value of the equity instruments issued is determined at the earlier of (i) the date at which a commitment for performance by the consultant or vendor is reached or (ii) the date at which the consultant or vendor’s performance is complete.  In the case of equity instruments issued to consultants, the fair value of the equity instrument is recognized over the term of the consulting agreement. Prepaid stock-based compensation is recorded when shares are issued based on the value on the grant date, but vest over the contractual period at which time the prorated expense will be recorded.

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2015-03 Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. This update requires capitalized debt issuance costs to be classified as a reduction to the carrying value of debt rather than a deferred charge, as is currently required. This update will be effective for the Company for all annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and is required to be adopted retroactively for all periods presented, and early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted the policy during the quarter ending March 31, 2016.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, which supersedes most of the current revenue recognition requirements. The core principle of the new guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for these goods or services. New disclosures about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers are also required. This guidance is effective for the Company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 and early application is not permitted. Entities must adopt the new guidance using one of two retrospective application methods. The Company is currently evaluating the standard but does not expect it to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, which provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going-concern uncertainties in the financial statements. The new standard requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued.2 An entity must provide certain disclosures if “conditions or events raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern.” The ASU applies to all entities and is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted.

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board issues Accounting Standard Updates (“ASUs”) to amend the authoritative literature in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”). There have been a number of ASUs to date that amend the original text of ASC. The Company believes those issued to date either (i) provide supplemental guidance, (ii) are technical corrections, (iii) are not applicable to the Company or (iv) are not expected to have a significant impact on the Company.

 

RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES  

 

Although forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report reflect our good faith judgment, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by us. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include without limitation those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” below, as well as those discussed elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this Quarterly Report. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in this Quarterly Report, which attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

 

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NOTE 3. FIXED ASSETS

 

The following is a summary of fixed assets as of June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015:

 

    June 30,
2016
    September 30,
2015
 
Molds and Tooling   $ 219,115     $ 176,015  
Leasehold improvements     29,795       29,795  
Accumulated depreciation     (194,449 )     (87,483 )
    $ 54,461     $ 118,327  

 

During the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, depreciation expense included in cost of revenue were $106,967 and $49,990, respectively.

 

NOTE 4. ACCRUED EXPENSES

 

The following is a summary of accrued expenses as of June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015:

 

   

June 30,

2016

    September 30,
2015
 
Accrued interest   $ 139,929     $ 46,337  
Accrued interest - related party     38,331       24,538  
Accrued wages and taxes     223,224       112,322  
Other     3,102       24,412  
    $ 404,586     $ 207,609  

 

As of June 30, 2016, $25,000 for Kyle Tracey, $16,667 for Joe Andreae, $43,742 for Mike Cook, $36,382 for Allan Viernes, $38,048 for Benjamin Beaulieu, and $25,792 for Justin Braune are recorded in accrued wages.

 

NOTE 5. THIRD PARTY DEBT

 

CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

 

In connection with the Third Party Debt Conversions, each of the Company’s convertible noteholders is entitled to a “share reserve” per their agreements with the Company which entitle them to reserve a certain allotment of common stock out of the authorized but unissued common stock of the Company for future conversions of their notes. The Company is further obligated under the agreements to increase the Company’s authorized share count to accommodate for a sufficient amount of share reserves. Due to the declining market price of the Company’s common stock, the noteholders have reserve claims in excess of the common stock authorized at this time. The inability of the Company to meet its share reserve obligations may be considered a technical violation of their agreements with the noteholders but none of the noteholders have called a default under the terms of the notes at this time. The Company’s ability to issue common stock other than those presently allocated to noteholders is restricted during this time.

 

The Company has lost the ability to increase the share reserves by written consent of shareholders due to the significantly increased outstanding held by convertible noteholders and a shareholder vote is required to increase the authorized amount of shares the Company may issue. Further, the combination of limited capital and depleted share reserves have severely damaged the Company’s ability to find continued financing, properly run the Company, and proceed with business to include any mergers or acquisitions or any transactions that would require available stock.

 

The Company is currently involved in litigation with 1 noteholder seeking the specific performance of VAPE’s issuance of shares underlying denied conversion notices. VAPE is also currently negotiating with a second noteholder threatening similar litigation. If the noteholders are allowed to convert their respective notes VAPE shareholders will experience substantial dilution.

 

The Company’s denial of the conversion notices has triggered a technical default on certain of its convertible notes and have presented amounts due as current liabilities other than those subsequently converted and began accruing interest at their default interest rates.

 

Further, our funding partner may not commit to purchasing the balance of the notes currently outstanding due to the declining stock market price of the Company’s common stock.

 

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Securities Purchase Agreement

 

On December 3, 2014, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with an accredited investor (the “Investor”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, and the Investor agreed to purchase, an unsecured convertible promissory note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of $560,000 less an original issue discount (“OID”) of $50,000 and transaction expenses of $10,000 for a total purchase price of $500,000. The Company also paid a finder’s fee in the amount of $25,000 in connection with this transaction, which was recorded as a discount to the note as it was paid from the proceeds. The closing under the Securities Purchase Agreement occurred on December 3, 2014. The Company received $475,000 net proceeds after transactions costs. On December 10, 2015, the Company and the Investor entered into a forbearance agreement regarding the Investor’s convertible note and added $105,000 to the principal and charged to interest expense during the three months ended December 31, 2015. On February 26, 2016, the note was assigned to an accredited investor and $21,874 was added to the principal balance and charged to interest expense during the three and six months ended March 31, 2016.

 

We amortized $5,556 and $8,333, and $22,222 and $19,444 of the original issue discount to interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. In addition, the Company recorded $45,940 in debt issuance costs as a discount on the note and amortized $5,106 and $7,657, and $20,418 and $17,866 to interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had fully amortized the discounts.

 

On August 26, 2015, the Company and Investor entered into an Amendment whereby the conversion rate of the note was amended to 55% of the lowest price of the prior fifteen (15) trading days and conversion floor removed which amendment was triggered by the dilutive issuances of the August 2015 convertible note financing thereby entitling Investor to the lowest conversion rate granted during the year ended September 30, 2015 per the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement. On August 26, 2015, the Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $830,921, a derivative discount of $332,666, and the excess in fair value of $498,254 to loss on debt extinguishment. The total loss on debt extinguishment on this note was $582,254. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $28,183 and $277,682 of the derivative discount to interest expense, recorded a loss (gain) on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of ($287,888) and $574,381, and allocated the fair value of $401,128 and $1,195,787 of the conversions below to additional paid-in capital and a reduction in the derivative liability, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was $22,507.

 

Between October 2015 and June 30, 2016, the Company issued the following conversions for payment towards Investor:

 

Conversion Date   Principal Converted     Accrued Interest Converted     Total Converted     Conversion Rate     Common Shares Issued  
October 8, 2015   $ 21,000     $ -     $ 21,000     $ 0.012       1,818,182  
October 16, 2015     18,900       -       18,900     $ 0.012       1,636,364  
October 22, 2015     25,800       -       25,800     $ 0.011       2,333,786  
October 29, 2015     22,460       -       22,460     $ 0.011       2,031,660  
November 11, 2015     33,500       -       33,500     $ 0.007       4,649,549  
November 18, 2015     24,000       -       24,000     $ 0.006       4,195,804  
November 30, 2015     30,000       -       30,000     $ 0.005       5,741,627  
December 11, 2015     22,000       -       22,000     $ 0.002       9,090,909  
December 28, 2015     22,500       -       22,500     $ 0.002       9,297,521  
January 7, 2016     20,000       -       20,000     $ 0.002       10,101,010  
January 20, 2016     12,500       -       12,500     $ 0.001       10,330,579  
February 2, 2016     13,200       -       13,200     $ 0.001       10,909,091  
March 2, 2016     10,627       -       10,627     $ 0.001       10,169,800  
March 10, 2016     11,184       -       11,184     $ 0.001       10,702,619  
March 17, 2016     8,272       -       8,272     $ 0.001       6,539,200  
March 29, 2016     22,797       -       22,797     $ 0.002       12,191,000  
March 31, 2016     22,347       -       22,347     $ 0.002       11,950,000  
April 4, 2016     25,140       -       25,140     $ 0.002       13,444,000  
April 7, 2016     21,019       -       21,019     $ 0.002       11,240,000  
April 13, 2016     35,664       -       35,664     $ 0.002       14,737,000  
April 19, 2016     36,711       -       36,711     $ 0.002       15,170,000  
April 20, 2016     18,244       -       18,244     $ 0.002       7,538,666  
                                         
    $ 477,865     $ -     $ 477,865               185,818,367  

 

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As of June 30, 2016, there is $22,632 in accrued interest expense related to this note, and the Company recorded $2,255 and $14,156, and $21,094 and $32,511 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

$2M Securities Purchase Agreement

 

On February 10, 2015, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “February 2015 Securities Purchase Agreement”) with an accredited investor pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, and the investor agreed to purchase, an unsecured convertible promissory note (the “$2M Note”) in the principal amount of $2,000,000 less an OID of $182,000 and transaction expenses of $10,000 for a total purchase price of $1,808,000. The closing under the February 2015 Securities Purchase Agreement occurred on February 10, 2015. During the year ended September 30, 2015, the Company received $800,000 toward the $2M Note with an original issue discount of $148,600 and transaction costs for net proceeds of $651,395. On February 23, 2016, the note was assigned to an accredited investor, the same accredited investor as the Security Purchase Agreement, and $36,038 was added to the principal balance and charged to interest expense during the three and six months ended March 31, 2016.

 

On August 13, 2015, the Company entered into an Amendment, Waiver and Modification Agreement (the “Amendment”) to its $2M Securities Purchase Agreement and related Transaction Documents with Redwood Management, LLC including any designees and or assignees thereto.  Under the terms of the Amendment, the parties agreed to reduce the $2,000,000 outstanding balance of the $2M Note to $800,000 to reflect the total amount funded under the note, to terminate the offsetting investor note securing the additional unfunded balance and to waive any past claims of default or offsetting interest on the $2M Note or investor note. In addition, the conversion rate of the note was amended to 55% of the lowest price of the prior fifteen (15) trading days and conversion floor removed which amendment was triggered by the dilutive issuances of the August 2015 convertible note financing thereby entitling Investor to the lowest conversion rate granted during the year ended September 30, 2015 per the terms of the $2M Securities Purchase Agreement. As a result, we expensed the unamortized discount of $40,000 to loss on debt extinguishment. On August 13, 2015, the carrying value on the note was $655,816, net of unamortized discounts of $94,184. The Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $970,956, a derivative discount of $655,816, and the excess in fair value of $315,140 to loss on debt extinguishment. The total loss on debt extinguishment on this note was $369,324. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $0 and $472,628 of the derivative discount to interest expense, recorded a loss (gain) on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of ($296,142) and $27,730, and allocated the fair value of $123,179 and $1,056,544 of the conversions below as additional paid-in-capital and a reduction in the derivative liability, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was fully extinguished due to its full conversion.

 

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The following is summary of conversions by the $2M Note holder (including its assignees) during the nine months ended June 30, 2016:

 

Conversion Date   Principal Converted     Accrued Interest Converted     Total Converted     Conversion Rate     Common Shares Issued  
October 1, 2015   $ 10,000     $ -     $ 10,000     $ 0.015       675,676  
October 5, 2015     10,000       -       10,000     $ 0.015       675,676  
October 6, 2015     13,262       -       13,262     $ 0.014       961,000  
October 7, 2015     10,000       -       10,000     $ 0.012       865,801  
October 9, 2015     11,728       -       11,728     $ 0.012       1,011,000  
October 9, 2015     10,000       -       10,000     $ 0.012       865,801  
October 12, 2015     14,680       -       14,680     $ 0.012       1,271,000  
October 13, 2015     11,601       -       11,601     $ 0.012       1,000,052  
October 15, 2015     14,680       -       14,680     $ 0.012       1,271,000  
October 19, 2015     17,400       -       17,400     $ 0.012       1,500,000  
October 19, 2015     15,000       -       15,000     $ 0.012       1,298,701  
October 20, 2015     16,650       -       16,650     $ 0.011       1,500,000  
October 21, 2015     17,500       -       17,500     $ 0.012       1,515,152  
October 23, 2015     20,000       -       20,000     $ 0.012       1,731,602  
October 26, 2015     24,420       -       24,420     $ 0.011       2,200,000  
October 29, 2015     26,640       -       26,640     $ 0.011       2,400,000  
November 2, 2015     29,970       -       29,970     $ 0.011       2,700,000  
November 2, 2015     20,000       -       20,000     $ 0.011       1,809,136  
November 5, 2015     32,190       -       32,190     $ 0.011       2,900,000  
November 10, 2015     28,800       -       28,800     $ 0.010       3,000,000  
November 12, 2015     23,930       -       23,930     $ 0.007       3,323,611  
November 17, 2015     16,500       -       16,500     $ 0.006       2,727,273  
November 19, 2015     1,640       11,225       12,865     $ 0.006       2,316,013  
November 23, 2015     23,111       -       23,111     $ 0.006       4,127,000  
November 27, 2015     24,750       -       24,750     $ 0.006       4,500,000  
December 2, 2015     18,450       -       18,450     $ 0.004       4,500,000  
December 8, 2015     18,000       -       18,000     $ 0.004       5,000,000  
December 11, 2015     13,368       -       13,368     $ 0.002       5,570,000  
December 16, 2015     14,181       -       14,181     $ 0.002       5,860,000  
December 22, 2015     15,488       -       15,488     $ 0.002       6,400,000  
December 29, 2015     17,666               17,666     $ 0.002       7,300,000  
May 31, 2016     27,495       -       27,495     $ 0.001       19,227,000  
June 13, 2016     28,936       -       28,936     $ 0.001       20,235,000  
June 21, 2016     22,254       -       22,254     $ 0.001       21,296,000  
June 28, 2016     12,339       2,589       14,928     $ 0.001       16,964,625  
    $ 632,629     $ 13,814     $ 646,443               160,498,119  

 

During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company amortized $0 and $17,600, and $30,713 and $22,400 of the original issue discount to interest expense, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, there is $35,319 in accrued interest expense related to this note and the Company recorded $7,617 and $10,111, and $16,209 and $14,500 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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Convertible Note Financing

 

On August 5, 2015, the Company entered into a series of convertible note financings with several accredited investors totaling an aggregate of $541,000 in aggregate proceeds raised less certain fees and costs as set forth in the financing documents known as the “August 2015 Notes”. The financing was disclosed on the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 11, 2015 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Company recorded an original issue discount of $12,500 along with these notes. On March 7, 2016, $112,000 of these notes were assigned to the same accredited investor previously mentioned and $7,806 was added to the principal balance and recorded as interest expense during the three and six months ended March 31, 2016.

 

August 2015 Notes

 

On August 5, 2015, the carrying value on the notes were $419,626, net of unamortized original issue discounts of $9,374. In six months when the note became convertible, the Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $1,181,732, a derivative discount of $419,626, and the excess in fair value of embedded conversion feature of $762,106. The Company amortizes the derivative discount over the expected life of the related debt. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $205,284 and $313,020 of the derivative discount to interest expense and recorded a gain on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $1,235,526 and $839,257. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was $342,474. During the three and nine months ended June 30 2016, the Company amortized $2,764 and $5,890 of original issue discounts to interest expense. During the three and nine months ended June 30 2016, the Company amortized $17,964 and $53,891 of debt issuance costs to interest expense. As of June 30, 2016, $163,219 and $61,167 is classified as current and long-term on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, net of total unamortized discounts of $105,381 and $13,833, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, there is $53,241 in accrued interest expense related to these notes and the Company recorded $23,807 and $46,944 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

Additional Funding Under August 2015 Note

 

On December 15, 2015, an accredited investor provided the Company with $50,000 in additional proceeds under the same terms of their original convertible note with a term of two years. A one-time interest charge of $11,600 was added to the principal of the note. In six months when the note became convertible, the Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $95,251, a derivative discount of $61,600, and the excess in fair value of $33,651 to excess of fair value of embedded conversion feature. The Company amortizes the derivative discount over the expected life of the related debt. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $3,422 and $3,422 of the derivative discount to interest expense and recorded a gain on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $9,630 and $9,630, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was $85,621.The Company also recorded $4,000 of debt issuance costs as a discount. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $500 and $1,000 of debt issuance costs to interest expense. As a result, as of June 30, 2016, $422 is classified as current on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, net of total unamortized discounts of $61,178. As of June 30, 2016, there is default interest of $5,605 in accrued interest expense related to these notes and the Company recorded $3,757 and $5,605 during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

Assigned 2015 Notes

 

On August 5, 2015, the carrying value on an assigned note was $112,000. In six months when the note became convertible, the Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $400,722, a derivative discount of $112,000, and the excess in fair value of $288,722 to loss on debt extinguishment. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $74,667 and $112,000 of the derivative discount to interest expense and recorded a gain on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $516,101 and $223,098, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was fully extinguished due to its full conversion. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $0 and $8,571 of debt issuance costs to interest expense, respectively.

 

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During the nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company enacted the following conversions:

 

Conversion Date   Principal Converted     Accrued Interest Converted     Total Converted     Conversion Rate     Common Shares Issued  
April 20, 2016   $ 16,117     $ -     $ 16,117     $ 0.0024       6,660,000  
April 25, 2016     46,349       -       46,349     $ 0.0029       15,900,000  
May 5, 2016     37,744       -       37,744     $ 0.0025       15,250,000  
May 18, 2016     19,597       1,594       21,191     $ 0.0020       10,413,268  
    $ 119,807     $ 1,594     $ 121,401               48,223,268  

 

As of June 30, 2016, there is $12,562 in accrued interest expense related to these notes and the Company recorded $3,219 and $12,066 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

On August 12, 2015, the Company entered into an additional convertible note financing transaction with an accredited investor in the principal amount of $105,000 less fees and costs. The same accredited investor was assigned mentioned above was assigned this note and $20,000 was added to the principal balance and recorded as interest expense during the three and six months ended March 31, 2016. The closing under the financing occurred concurrently with the execution of the financing documents on August 12, 2015. The convertible note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum and is convertible into common stock of the Company at any time after 180 days from issuance of the note at a conversion price per share equal to 58% of the average of the lowest trading price of the common stock in the thirteen (13) trading days immediately preceding the applicable conversion date. The Company has the option to prepay the convertible note in the first 180 days from closing subject to a prepayment penalty of 150% of principal plus interest. The maturity date of the convertible note is June 12, 2016 subject to the noteholder’s right to extend maturity an additional nine (9) month period. The Company recorded an original issue discount of $5,000 along with this note. In six months when the note became convertible, the Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $110,669, a derivative discount of $103,000, and the excess in fair value of $7,669 to loss on debt extinguishment. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $51,500 and $85,833 of the derivative discount to interest expense and recorded a loss (gain) on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of ($237,246) and $38,179, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the derivative liability was $148,847. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $1,000 and $4,000 of original issue discounts to interest expense, respectively. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $3,280 and $13,120 of debt issuance costs to interest expense, respectively. As a result, as of June 30, 2016, $107,833 is classified as long-term on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, net of total unamortized discounts of $17,167. As of June 30, 2016, there is $16,366 in accrued interest expense related to these notes and the Company recorded $7,769 and $15,222 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2016, the note was fully converted as a result of the following conversions:

 

Conversion Date   Principal Converted     Accrued Interest Converted     Total Converted     Conversion Rate     Common Shares Issued  
July 8, 2016   $ 19,222     $ -     $ 19,222     $ 0.0008       23,300,000  
July 25, 2016     17,518     -       17,518     $ 0.0007       24,500,000  
August 3, 2016     17,738     -       17,738     $ 0.0007       25,800,000  
August 10, 2016     17,919     -       17,919     $ 0.0007       27,150,000  
September 19, 2016     11,482     -       11,482     $ 0.0008       14,912,185  
January 10, 2017     41,121     879       42,000     $ 0.0014       30,000,000  
January 18, 2017     -     28,795       28,795     $ 0.0045       6,398,894  
    $ 125,000     $ 29,674     $ 154,674               152,061,079  

 

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The foregoing descriptions of the August 12, 2015 note financing and related documentation do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the documents, which are filed as exhibits to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-K/A and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

April 2016 Note

 

On April 19, 2016, the Company entered into an additional convertible note financing transaction with an accredited investor in the principal amount of $176,150 less fees and costs. The convertible note bears interest at the rate of 10% per annum and is convertible into common stock of the Company at any time after 180 days from issuance of the note at a conversion price per share equal to 55% of the lowest trading price in the thirteen (20) trading days immediately preceding the applicable conversion date. The Company has the option to prepay the convertible note in the first 180 days from closing subject to a prepayment penalty of 150% of principal plus interest. The maturity date of the convertible note is January 19, 2017. The Company recorded the prepayment penalty of $91,011 as a discount to the convertible note and will amortize it through the notes maturity date. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company recorded $45,505 and $45,505 of the discount to interest expense, respectively. As a result, as of June 30, 2016, $130,645 is classified as current on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, net of total unamortized discounts of $45,505. As of June 30, 2016, there is $5,711 in accrued interest expense related to these notes and the Company recorded $5,711 and $5,711 in interest expense during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively. In six months, if and when the note becomes convertible, the Company will record a derivative liability at fair value.

 

EQUITY INVESTMENT BY THE INVESTOR

 

On December 10, 2015, the Investor purchased $90,000 in common stock at a purchase price equal to 90% of the average of the closing prices of the common stock for the three (3) trading days immediately preceding the date that is 6 months from the date of the agreement. As of June 7, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement for proceeds of $90,000 to be recorded as a convertible note payable with a conversion feature of 55% of the lowest trading price for the prior twenty (20) days. The Company recorded the note as a derivative liability at fair value of $114,611, a derivative discount of $90,000, and the excess in fair value of $24,611 to excess of fair value of embedded conversion features. During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company amortized $15,000 and $15,000 of the derivative discount to interest expense and recorded a loss on the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $10,670 and $10,670, respectively. As a result, as of June 30, 2016, $15,000 is classified as current on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, net of total unamortized discounts of $75,000.

 

NOTE 6. RELATED PARTY DEBT

 

Related Party Note

 

The Company had outstanding accounts payable balance to a related party (shareholder of the Company) in the amount of $15,000 as of September 30, 2013. This payable was converted into a note payable on December 7, 2013. The note payable bears interest of 6% per annum with a maturity date of December 1, 2016. As of June 30, 2016, there is $2,330 in accrued interest expense related to this note and the Company recorded $228 and $686 in interest expense related to this note during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016. 

 

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Related Party Convertible Notes Payable

 

On December 10, 2015, the Company entered into two Secured Series B Preferred Stock Convertible Notes (the “Series B Notes”) for an aggregate principal of $300,000 including 1) $50,000 from Hive Ceramics, LLC in new capital to the Company and 2) an amended and restated note for Hive Ceramics LLC in the amount of $250,000 for capital previously contributed which is soon to be due and payable.

 

The Series B Notes accrue interest at eight percent (8%) per annum, mature one (1) year from issuance and are secured by all of the assets and property of the Company. Upon the election of the noteholder, the Series B Notes are convertible into newly created Series B Preferred Stock on a one-for-one (1:1) basis into shares of common stock of the Company at a fixed price per share of $0.01.

 

Concurrently, the Company filed a Certificate of Designation with the Delaware Secretary of State on the Series B Preferred Stock which provides, in pertinent part, for the following rights and privileges:

 

Authorized Amount of Series B Preferred Stock : There are authorized 30,000,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, subject to the Certificate of Designation. There shall be no additional Series B Shares authorized or issued.

 

Voting Rights : Each share of Series B shall be entitled to five (5) votes for every one (1) vote entitled to each share of Common Stock.

 

Rank : All shares of Series B shall rank (i) senior to the Company’s Common Stock, (ii) pari passu with all other series of preferred stock whether currently outstanding or hereafter created, including the Series A Preferred Stock, and specifically ranking, by its terms, on par with Series B, and (iii) junior to any class or series of capital stock of the Company hereafter created specifically ranking, by its terms, senior to the Series B, in each case as to the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary.

 

During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company recorded $4,550 and $13,108 of interest expense related to the notes. As of June 30, 2016, $300,000 of the Series B Notes along with $36,001 of accrued interest are outstanding. The Board of Directors authorized the designation of the Series B Preferred Stock pursuant to the authority of the Certificate of Incorporation, which confers said authority on the Board, and the issuance of the Series B Notes pursuant to a unanimous written consent of the Board dated December 10, 2015. The value ascribed to the Series B Notes were based on the fixed conversion price of the instruments into common stock and such no beneficial conversion feature was recorded. 

 

NOTE 7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Office Lease

 

As of June 30, 2016, the Company leases a 2,500 square foot office in Agoura Hills, California for approximately $2,500 per month which expires in December 2017. 

 

Warrant Liability

 

The Company recorded the estimated settlement liability as of March 31, 2014 for the Warrant Shares issued and the Warrants that remain outstanding and unexercised that would be entitled to the same settlement based on the number of shares expected to be issued and the market price of the Company’s common stock on the dates of the actual settlements from $4.72 per share to $7.25 per share, and market price of the first settlement of $7.25 for the unsettled claims. The warrant liability expired during May 2016. As of June 30, 2016, the estimated liability is $0. The Company recorded a gain on the change in warrant liability of $31,401 and $2,156,203 during the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

Settlement of Company Legal Claims

 

On December 15, 2014, the Company recorded a gain on settlement of $257,930 for a confidential settlement by and between the Company and certain shareholders and related parties as settlement for certain potential legal claims held by the Company. As a result of the settlement, the Company received net proceeds of $62,930 and vendor credits of $200,000 during the three months ended December 31, 2014. A total of $325,000 in vendor credits has been received in connection with the settlement and no further credits will be given. In January 2015, the Company received 440,625 shares from the settlement that was assigned to officers of the Company. The officers decided it was in the best interest of the Company to return these shares to the Company to be used for future strategic issuances. Accordingly, the 440,625 shares valued at $367,531 were recorded as treasury stock as of March 31, 2015. The Company recorded a gain on settlement of $0 and $0, and $0 and $625,461 during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

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Settlement Liability

 

On or about December 1, 2016, the Company learned that LG Capital Funding, LLC (“LG Capital”), a plaintiff in a lawsuit pending in New York against the Company (Case 1:16-cv-02217-CBA-LB), obtained a judgment in the amount of $151,000. On or about December 10, 2016, the Company learned that LG Capital had placed a judgment lien on the Company’s operating account. The effect of the lien was that the Company’s operating account was frozen for an amount twice the judgment, or approximately $300,000. In or around December of 2016 and continuing into early January 2017, GHS Investments, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (“GHS”) and LG Capital negotiated a transaction whereby GHS purchased the rights to the LG Capital Convertible Promissory Note and/or the right to collect on the LG Capital judgment. On or about January 10, 2017, GHS and the Company entered into a Convertible Promissory Note in the amount of $161,000 (the “GHS Convertible Note”) which represented that amount paid by GHS to LG Capital. The GHS Convertible Note carries a 10% interest rate, is due on October 15, 2017 and is convertible into common stock of the Company at a 45% discount off the lowest trading price for the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date. As of June 30, 2016, the Company recorded a settlement liability of $151,000.

 

NOTE 8. STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

COMMON STOCK

 

On November 27, 2013, the Board and shareholders approved an increase in the authorized number of shares of common and preferred stock which may be issued by the Company to 1,000,000,000 shares and 100,000,000 shares, respectively.  On December 3, 2013, the certificate of amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware to reflect the increase in authorized.

 

PREFERRED STOCK  

 

On April 1, 2014, the Board formally approved the filing of a Preferred Stock Designation in connection with the commitment of 500,000 Series A Shares to HIVE on March 27, 2014 pursuant to its authority to issue blank check preferred stock as provided in the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation.  Per the Certificate of Designation (the “Designation”), there are 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized by the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation. The Company is authorized to issue 500,000 shares of Series A Shares pursuant to the Designation.  As provided in the Designation (and as set forth in the HIVE Asset Purchase Agreement), Series A Shares are entitled to vote at a 15-1 ratio to Common Stock.  Each share of preferred stock shall initially be convertible into one share of common stock (500,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate).  On the two year anniversary of the transaction of HIVE, the preferred stock conversion ratio shall be adjusted as follows: a one-time pro rata adjustment of up to ten-for-one (10-1) based upon the Company generating aggregate gross revenues over the two years of at least $8,000,000 (e.g. If the Company generates only $4,000,000 in aggregate gross revenues over the two year period then the convertible ratio will adjust to 5-1). In no event will the issuance convert into more than 5,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company.

 

On June 19, 2014, the Company formally issued the 500,000 Series A Shares to HIVE.

 

The value ascribed to the Series A Shares was based on the historical costs of the assets acquired on March 27, 2014 from HIVE since the transfer of assets was made among entities under common control.

  

On December 10, 2015, the Company approved the filing of a Preferred Stock Designation for up to 30,000,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock. No Series B Preferred Stock are issued or outstanding. See discussion of designation of Series B Preferred Stock in Note 6.

 

COMMON STOCK ISSUED FOR ACCRUED WAGES

 

On October 22, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued 2,083,333 shares of restricted common stock to Kyle Tracey at $0.024 per share for payment of $50,000 in accrued wages. On October 22, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued 555,555 shares of restricted common stock to Joe Andreae at $0.024 per share for payment of $13,333 in accrued wages. On October 22, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued 1,250,000 shares of restricted common stock to Michael Cook at $0.024 per share for payment of $3,000 in accrued wages.

 

In February 2016, Justin Braune elected to take $15,000 of wages as common stock. The shares will formally be issued once the debt conversions and capital structure restrictions have been resolved.

 

On March 31, 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors issued 250,000 shares of restricted common stock to Justin Braune at $0.009 per share for payment of $2,375 in accrued wages.

 

To date, the Company has issued but not delivered 3,000,000 shares of common stock to Justin Braune in accrued wages. The Company and Justin Braune, through Mr. Braune’s counsel, are attempting to negotiate a resolution of Mr. Braune’s assertions that the Company breached its agreements with Mr. Braune.

 

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COMMON STOCK ISSUED FOR BONUSES

 

On October 22, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued bonus stock grants of 600,000 shares of restricted common stock each to Allan Viernes and Benjamin Beaulieu at $0.024 per share. In addition, the Company issued 300,000 shares of restricted common stock to employees at $0.024 per share. These issuances were based on the fair market value on the date of issuance immediately vested and resulted in $36,000 being charged to general and administrative expense during the three months ended December 31, 2015. 

 

On October 22, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued bonus stock grants of 1,250,000 shares of restricted common stock an outside sales consultant at $0.024 per share. The issuance was based on the fair market value on the date of issuance immediately vested and resulted in $30,000 being charged to sales and marketing expense during the three months ended December 31, 2015. 

 

COMMON STOCK ISSUED FOR SERVICES

 

On November 25, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued stock grants of 49,760 shares of restricted common stock a business development consultant at $0.011 per share. These issuances were based on the fair market value on the date of issuance immediately vested and resulted in $547 being charged to general and administrative expense during the three months ended December 31, 2015. 

 

On December 23, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors issued stock grants of 142,857 shares of restricted common stock a business development consultant at $0.008 per share. These issuances were based on the fair market value on the date of issuance immediately vested and resulted in $1,143 being charged to general and administrative expense during the three months ended December 31, 2015. 

 

COMMON STOCK SURRENDERED

 

On October 22, 2015, Joe Andreae surrendered 130,000 shares of restricted common stock valued at $3,120 and were recorded as treasury stock. In addition, on October 22, 2015, an employee also surrendered 30,000 shares valued at $360, which was recorded as treasury stock.

 

On December 20, 2015, Kyle Tracey surrendered 130,000 shares of restricted common stock valued at $1,170 and were recorded as treasury stock.

 

On December 21, 2015, the Allan Viernes and Benjamin Beaulieu each surrendered 30,000 shares of restricted common stock valued at $420, which was recorded as treasury stock.

 

WARRANTS

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s warrant activity during the nine month period ended June 30, 2016:

 

    Shares     Weighted Average
Price
    Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term     Aggregate Intrinsic
Value
 
Warrants outstanding at September 30, 2015     1,184,726     $ 0.114       0.9     $ 739,812  
Warrants issued     -       -                  
Warrants exercised     -       -                  
Cancelled/forfeited/expired     (1,184,726 )   $ 0.114       -       -  
Warrants outstanding at June 30, 2016     -     $ -               -     $ -  

 

The Company’s warrants above are accounted for as derivative liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

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NOTE 9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

The Company plans to rely on a combination of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent laws in the United States as well as confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions to protect future proprietary technology and its brands, as they are developed.  The Company has begun to execute on this plan with the acquisition of the patent pending HIVE Ceramic vaporization product and the HIVE trademark as well as several pending trademark applications.  The Company intends to continue to create or acquire proprietary vaporizers and e-cigarettes, and various trademarks, patents and/or copyrights for brands which are developed.

 

TRADEMARKS

 

On March 27, 2014, the Company and Stone Arch Studio, LLC entered into a Trademark Assignment Agreement whereby the Company acquired all right, title, priority and interest to the HIVE trademark U.S. Registration No. 44513069 as registered with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (“USPTO”). This acquisition further protects the Company’s HIVE Ceramics brand vaporization line. In addition, the Company has filed for trademark protection with the USPTO on several additional trademarks and tradenames to be utilized by the Company in the future as the marks register. As of June 30, 2016, the Company has capitalized $123,150 in costs related to the trademarks.

 

PATENTS

 

On March 27, 2014, the Company formally closed its acquisition of the patent pending HIVE Ceramics vaporization technology. The Company has already begun exploiting this technology and intends to prosecute the patent application to completion. As of June, 2016, the Company has no patent costs capitalized.

 

The Company is engaged in developing proprietary rights of the type that may be awarded patents for enhancements to its core HIVE product line as well as proprietary rights in related product lines. The Company also expects that from time to time it is in discussions to acquire additional patented technology from third parties to further grow and develop branded product lines in the vaporization market. See Note 1 regarding BetterChem unwind and rights to related patents.

 

NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

See Note 5 regarding subsequent conversions.

 

Resignation and Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

 

On June 20, 2016, Justin Braune submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Braune’s resignation was voluntary and not at the request of the Company’s Board of Directors. Ben Beaulieu was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

 

Securities Purchase Agreement with Typenex Co-Investment, LLC

 

On November 1, 2016, the Company closed a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Typenex Agreement”) with Typenex. Pursuant to the Typenex Agreement, Typenex purchased a Convertible Promissory Note from the Company in the original principal amount of up to $1,413,000 (the “Typenex Note”), at an interest rate of ten percent (10%) per annum. The Typenex Note is unsecured. The principal amount of the Typenex Note included an original issue discount of $128,000 and a transaction fee of $5,000.

 

The investment from Typenex is scheduled to occur in a series of sixteen (16) tranches, represented each by a separate Secured Investor Promissory Note (the “Tranche Notes”) in varying amounts. The first Tranche Note of $40,000 is memorialized in Secured Promissory Note #1, the funding of which occurred on or immediately after the execution of the Typenex Agreement.

 

Each Tranche Note, or any part of it, is convertible into fully paid and non-assessable $0.00001 par value common stock of the Company. The Conversion Price is as described in the Typenex Agreement and is based on at least a 45% discount to the trading price of the Company’s common stock.

 

As a part of the Typenex Agreement, the Company agreed to use its best efforts to cause its authorized but unissued stock to be increased in order for the Company to create a reserve sufficient to meet its conversion obligations under the Typenex Note. The Company is in the process of taking steps in order to increase its authorized but unissued stock to meet its obligations.

 

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There is no guarantee that Typenex will fund the remainder of the Typenex Note and in fact it is within Typenex’s sole and absolute discretion whether it ultimately funds Tranche Notes #2- #12. However, in order to secure Typenex’s performance of its obligations under the Typenex Note, as well as any subsequent Tranche Notes, Typenex agreed to pledge a 40% membership interest in Typenex Medical, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company. Should Typenex decide it won’t fund the remainder of the Tranche Notes, the Company’s operating results will suffer and its ability to remain a going concern will be jeopardized.

 

Securities Purchase Agreement with GHS Investments, LLC

 

On October 28, 2016, the Company closed a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “GHS Purchase Agreement”) with GHS. Pursuant to the GHS Purchase Agreement, GHS agreed to purchase and the Company agreed to sell up to $1,105,000 of convertible securities, in the form of a Convertible Promissory Note (the “GHS Note”), at an interest rate of ten percent (10%) per annum. The GHS Note is also attached as Exhibit 10.6 to the 12/27/16 Form 8K and is incorporated herein by this reference. The GHS Note included a ten percent (10%) original issuance discount (i.e., $100,000) and a $5,000 initial transaction fee, as defined in the GHS Purchase Agreement. Upon the closing of the GHS Purchase Agreement, GHS funded $40,000 to the Company (the “Initial Tranche”). Within 15 days of certain conditions being met, an additional $40,000 shall be disbursed by GHS to the Company, in its sole discretion (“Second Tranche”). Within 30 days from the Second Tranche’s issuance, so long as there are no defaults under the GHS Note, GHS in its discretion may fund an additional $50,000 to the Company every 30 days (“Subsequent Tranches”) until $1,000,000 has been funded to the Company.

 

The principal sum and corresponding interest due to GHS shall be prorated based on the consideration actually paid by GHS to the Company in accordance with the GHS Purchase Agreement. 

 

Each GHS Note, or any part of it, is convertible into fully paid and non-assessable $0.00001 par value common stock of the Company. The Conversion Price is as described in the GHS Purchase Agreement and is based on at least a 45% discount to the trading price of the Company’s common stock.

 

As a part of the GHS Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to use its best efforts to cause its authorized but unissued stock to be increased in order for the Company to create a reserve sufficient to meet its conversion obligations.

 

There is no guarantee that GHS will fund the remainder of the Subsequent Tranches and in fact it is within GHS’s sole and absolute discretion whether it ultimately funds the Subsequent Tranches. Should GHS decide it won’t fund the Subsequent Tranches, the Company’s operating results will suffer and its ability to remain a going concern will be jeopardized.

 

Triggering Events That Accelerate or Increase a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.

 

On December 10, 2015, the Company entered into a Secured Series B Preferred Stock Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $50,000 (“Series B Note”) with HIVE Ceramics, LLC (the “Holder”). The Series B Note carried an interest rate of 8.0%. The Series B Note was due and payable by the Company on December 10, 2016 (the “Maturity Date”). The Series B Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock at the option of Holder. The indebtedness represented by the Series B Note was secured by all the Company’s assets.

 

Also on December 10, 2015, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Secured Series B Preferred Stock Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $250,000 (“Amended Note”) with the Holder. The Amended Note amended, restated, modified and superseded that $250,000 Promissory Note, dated March 27, 2014, entered into by and between the Company and Holder, which note had a principal of $250,000 and a maturity date of February 27, 2016. The Amended Note carried an interest rate of 8.0%. The Amended Note was due and payable by the Company on December 10, 2016 (the “Maturity Date”). The Amended Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock at the option of Holder. The indebtedness represented by the Amended Note was secured by all the Company’s assets.

 

The Company failed to pay the Series B Note and the Amended Note on the Maturity Date (December 10, 2016). On December 15, 2016, the Company received a Notice of Default from counsel for Holder. Holder’s counsel demanded that all amounts owed under the Series B Note and the Amended Note be paid no later than December 20, 2016. The Company was unable to pay the demanded amounts by December 20, 2016. The Company believes that the Holder intends to execute on the security for the Series B Note and the Amended Note, namely, all of the assets of the Company. The Company is attempting to negotiate a resolution that does not include seizure of the Company’s assets however there is no guarantee that the Company will be able to work out a satisfactory resolution that does not include seizure of the Company’s assets.

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis is intended to provide information about VAPE’s financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. This information should be read in conjunction with VAPE’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. Some of the information contained in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and elsewhere in this report, includes forward-looking statements based on our current management’s expectations. There can be no assurance that actual results, outcomes, or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements.

 

Background

 

On August 9, 2013, PeopleString Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, RewardString Corporation (“RewardString”), and Vape Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Private Company”), entered into a Merger and Reorganization Agreement (the “Agreement”) whereby the Private Company merged with RewardString, with the Private Company being the surviving entity (the “Merger”). In consideration for the merger, the shareholders of the Private Company received a total of approximately 4,684,538   shares of common stock of the merged company on a pro rata basis in exchange for 8,875 shares of the Private Company’s common stock, representing 100% of the outstanding common stock of the Private Company. The total shares of the merged company issued on a pro rata basis to the Private Company shareholders represented approximately 74.95% of the total issued and outstanding common stock of the merged company.

  

The merger among PeopleString, RewardString and the Private Company was accounted for as a reverse acquisition and change in reporting entity, whereby the Private Company was the accounting acquirer. The Merger was accounted for using the purchase method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805 “Business Combinations”, whereby the estimated purchase was allocated to tangible net assets acquired based upon preliminary fair values at the date of acquisition. Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of PeopleString and RewardString were recorded at fair value; the assets of PeopleString Corporation were not significant. The historical results of operations and cash flows of the Private Company are being reported beginning in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 in this Quarterly Report. The Merger closed on September 30, 2013. On September 30, 2013, the Company approved a change in fiscal year end of the Company from December 31st to September 30th. The Company’s decision to change the fiscal year end was related to the Merger.

 

Overview

 

General

 

Vape Holdings, Inc. (formerly PeopleString Corporation) (“Vape,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “our company”) is a holding company with its primary focus in the manufacturing and distribution of healthy and sustainable vaporization products. The Company has designed, and recently began marketing, and distributing ceramic vaporization products under a unique brand. The Company has also introduced a nonporous, non-corrosive, chemically inert medical-grade ceramic vaporization element as a healthy, sustainable alternative to traditional titanium and quartz vaporization materials, as well as lower-grade ceramic found in traditional electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. This material can be used for a wide range of applications, including stand-alone vaporization products and "E-cigs." Electronic cigarettes come in a variety of designs ranging from those that look vastly like traditional cigarettes, to larger vaporizer units which are capable of vaporizing liquid with varying viscosity.    The process of vaporization is believed to eliminate the smoke, tar, ash, and other byproducts of traditional smoking by utilizing lower temperatures in a controlled electronic environment.

 

HIVE Ceramics (“HIVE”) is the premier brand under the VAPE umbrella. HIVE manufactures and distributes a proprietarily blended ceramic vaporization element for torched, electronic and portable vaporizers with countless design and product crossover capabilities in existing and emerging markets. HIVE is dedicated to bringing the healthiest and cleanest vaporization experience possible to the market. The HIVE product line currently consists of over 15 distinct ceramic elements, including the 2 piece domeless, domeless direct inject, and HIVE’s signature domeless elements covering 10mm, 14mm and 18mm applications as well as regular elements, the HIVE Flower Cup, the HIVE Carb Cap, HIVE Stinger Dabber, the 14mm HIVE x Quave - Club Banger, the HIVE x Brothership Honey Bucket and the HIVE x D-Nail 16mm and 20mm attachments. 

 

 

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The Company intends to rely on a combination of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent laws in the United States as well as confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions to protect future proprietary technology and its brands, as they are developed.  The Company has created or acquired and continues in the process of creating and/or acquiring proprietary vaporizers and e-cigarettes, and various trademarks, patents and copyrights for brands which are developed or in development.  The Company is actively engaged in improving and expanding lines of branded products through business alliances and acquisitions, as well as developing its branded retail business expansion.  VAPE and its business units are organized and directed to operate strictly in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

VAPE’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations are based upon VAPE’s consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these unaudited consolidated financial statements requires Vape to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Vape evaluated its estimates, including but not limited to those related to such items as costs to complete performance contracts, accruals, depreciable/useful lives, revenue recognition and valuation allowances for deferred tax assets. Vape based its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that were believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that were not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

CONVERTIBLE DEBT

 

Convertible debt is accounted for under the guidelines established by ASC 470-20 “Debt with Conversion and Other Options.” ASC 470-20 governs the calculation of an embedded beneficial conversion, which is treated as an additional discount to the instruments where derivative accounting (explained below) does not apply. The amount of the value of warrants and beneficial conversion feature may reduce the carrying value of the instrument to zero, but no further. The embedded conversion features are recorded as discounts when the notes become convertible. The discounts relating to the initial recording of the derivatives or beneficial conversion features are accreted over the term of the debt using the effective interest method.  Many of the conversion features embedded in the Company's notes are variable and are adjusted based on a discount to market prices which could cause an unlimited number of common stock to be issued.  In these cases, we record the embedded conversion feature as a derivate instrument, at fair value.

 

When applicable, the Company calculates the fair value of warrants and conversion features issued with the convertible instruments using the Black-Scholes valuation method, using the same assumptions used for valuing employee options for purposes of ASC 718 “Compensation - Stock Compensation”, except that the contractual life of the warrant or conversion feature is used. The allocated fair value is recorded as a debt discount, with the excess of fair value of the embedded conversion feature over the carrying value of the debt, as an immediate charge to operations.  Each reporting period, the Company will compute the estimated fair value of derivatives and record changes to operations.

 

The Company accounts for modifications of conversion features in accordance with ASC 470-50 “Modifications and Extinguishments.” ASC 470-50 requires the modification of a convertible debt instrument that changes the fair value of an embedded conversion feature and the subsequent recognition of interest expense of the associated debt instrument when the modification does not result in a debt extinguishment. A gain or loss debt extinguishment is recorded when comparing the modified fair value of the associated debt instrument to its net carrying value as of the modification date.

 

The Company has lost the ability to increase the share reserves by written shareholders’ consent due to the significantly increased outstanding held by convertible noteholders and a shareholder vote is required to increase the authorized amount of shares the Company may issue. Further, the combination of limited capital and depleted share reserves have severely damaged the Company’s ability to find continued finance, properly run the Company, and proceed with business to include any mergers or acquisitions or any transactions that would require available stock.

 

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DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Derivative financial instruments, as defined in ASC 815, “Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedging Activities”, consist of financial instruments or other contracts that contain a notional amount and one or more underlying (e.g. interest rate, security price or other variable), require no initial net investment and permit net settlement. Derivative financial instruments may be free-standing or embedded in other financial instruments. Further, derivative financial instruments are initially, and subsequently, measured at fair value and recorded as liabilities or, in rare instances, assets.

 

The Company does not use derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to cash-flow, market or foreign-currency risks. However, the Company has issued financial instruments including senior convertible notes payable and freestanding stock purchase warrants with features that are either (i) not afforded equity classification, (ii) embody risks not clearly and closely related to host contracts, or (iii) may be net-cash settled by the counterparty. As required by ASC 815, in certain instances, these instruments are required to be carried as derivative liabilities, at fair value, in our consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company estimates the fair values of derivative financial instruments using various techniques (and combinations thereof) that are considered to be consistent with objectively measuring fair values. In selecting the appropriate technique, consideration is given to, among other factors, the nature of the instrument, the market risks that it embodies and the expected means of settlement. For less complex derivative instruments, such as free-standing warrants, the Company generally uses the Black-Scholes option valuation technique because it embodies all of the requisite assumptions (including trading volatility, estimated terms and risk free rates) necessary to fair value these instruments. Estimating fair values of derivative financial instruments requires the development of significant and subjective estimates that may, and are likely to, change over the duration of the instrument with related changes in internal and external market factors. In addition, option-based techniques are highly volatile and sensitive to changes in the trading market price of our common stock, which has a high-historical volatility. Since derivative financial instruments are initially and subsequently carried at fair values, the Company's operating results will reflect the volatility in these estimate and assumption changes.

 

REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

The Company recognizes revenues from product sales when (a) persuasive evidence that an agreement exists; (b) the products have been delivered; (c) the prices are fixed and determinable and not subject to refund or adjustment; and (d) collection of the amounts due is reasonably assured.  Sales tax is charged on retail sales in in the applicable district. Products are warrantied 24 hours of delivery if they are damaged during the shipping.

 

INVENTORY

 

Inventory is valued at the lower of cost or market, using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. The Company provides for an allowance for slow moving inventories based on current demand and competition. Management will record a provision for loss for obsolete or slow moving inventory to reduce carrying amounts to net realizable value.

 

Results of Operations

 

The results of operations information below provides details on net loss and general and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses provide details on continuing operations and include items such as management compensation, SEC compliance, insurance, office and other general expenses.

 

For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Net Income (Loss). For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, net income (loss) was $1,434,703 and ($436,052), respectively. Included in the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was a gain in derivative liabilities of $2,579,283 and $331,724, respectively.

 

Revenue. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, revenue was $156,514 and $282,331, respectively. Revenue decreased in 2016 due to a decrease in new trending products of HIVE Ceramics.

 

Cost of Revenue. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, cost of revenue was $385,705 and $157,140, respectively. In 2016, cost of revenue included approximately $74,000 of ceramic products costs, $161,000 of obsolescence reserve, $30,000 of vaporizer pen costs, $30,000 of depreciation, $8,000 of freight, and $9,000 of occupancy and warehouse costs, and $14,000 of royalties. In 2015, cost of revenue includes approximately $59,000 of ceramic products costs, $10,000 of supply costs, $60,000 of glass costs, and $28,000 of merchandise costs.

 

Gross Profit (Loss). For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, gross profit was ($229,191) or (146%) and $125,191 or 44%, respectively. Gross profit decreased due to higher failure rates than expected and obsolescence of ceramics.

 

Sales and Marketing.  For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, sales and marketing expenses were $84,246 and $188,925, respectively. In 2016, sales and marketing expenses included approximately $24,000 of general advertising, $31,000 of outside sales expense, and $12,000 of payroll expenses. In 2015, sales and marketing expenses included approximately $16,000 of general advertising, $18,000 of outside sales expense, $43,000 of payroll expenses, $15,000 of stock-based compensation, and $24,000 of trade show expenses.

 

Research and Development. For three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, research and development expenses were $950 and $91,248, respectively.

 

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General and Administrative. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, general and administrative expenses were $280,470 and $488,980, respectively. In 2016, general and administrative expenses included approximately $12,000 of insurance expense, $10,000 of office expense, $143,000 of payroll expenses, $36,000 of accounting fees, $46,000 of legal fees, and $2,000 of travel expense. In 2015, general and administrative expenses included approximately $12,000 of insurance expense, $20,000 of office expense, $120,000 of payroll expenses, $11,000 of accounting fees, $45,000 of business development expense, $23,000 of legal fees, $126,000 of stock-based compensation, and $47,000 of travel expense.

 

Interest Expense. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, interest expense was $408,419 and $112,690, respectively. In 2016, interest expense included approximately $375,000 of accretion of debt discounts and $33,000 of interest expense.

  

Interest Expense - related party. For the three months ended June 30 2016 and 2015, related party interest expense was $4,777 and $4,020, respectively.

 

Change in Derivative Liabilities. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the gain on change in derivative liabilities was $2,579,283 and $331,724, respectively due to the fluctuation in the stock price.

 

Excess of fair value of embedded conversion features. For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the excess of fair value of embedded conversion features was $136,527 and $0 based on the excess of fair value of the embedded conversion features of the notes the Company entered into in August 2015 that became convertible during the period.

 

For the Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Net Income (Loss). For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, net income (loss) was ($3,865,758) and $232,002, respectively. Included in the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was a gain in derivative liabilities of $452,425 and $2,156,203, respectively.

 

Revenue. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, revenue was $890,742 and $1,084,233, respectively. Revenue decreased in 2016 due to a decrease in new trending products of HIVE Ceramics.

 

Cost of Revenue. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, cost of revenue was $1,040,420 and $604,668, respectively. In 2016, cost of revenue included approximately $322,000 of ceramic products costs, $233,000 of obsolescence reserve, $47,000 of vaporizer pen costs, $107,000 of depreciation, $42,000 of freight, and $38,000 of occupancy and warehouse costs, and $92,000 of royalties. In 2015, cost of revenue includes approximately $132,000 of products costs, $17,000 of merchandise costs, $50,000 of depreciation, $85,000 of freight costs, $24,000 of merchant fees, $43,000 of warehouse costs, $98,000 of quality assurance costs, and $18,000 of royalties.

 

Gross Profit (Loss). For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, gross profit was ($149,678) or (17%) and $479,565 or 44%, respectively. Gross profit decreased due to higher failure rates than expected and obsolescence of ceramics.

 

Sales and Marketing.  For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, sales and marketing expenses were $342,618 and $554,263, respectively. In 2016, sales and marketing expenses included approximately $67,000 of general advertising, $63,000 of outside sales expense, $104,000 of payroll expenses, $35,000 of stock-based compensation, and $9,000 of trade show expenses. In 2015, sales and marketing expenses included approximately $21,000 of general advertising, $43,000 of outside sales expense, $43,000 of E-commerce costs, $68,000 of payroll expenses, $110,000 of stock-based compensation, and $59,000 of trade show expenses.

 

Research and Development. For nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, research and development expenses were $47,648 and $143,481, respectively. In 2016, research and development expenses included approximately $4,000 for product design prototypes, $20,000 of payroll expenses, and $8,000 of travel expenses. In 2015, it consisted of approximately $114,000 of product design prototypes and research equipment.

 

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General and Administrative. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, general and administrative expenses were $841,319 and $1,862,030, respectively. In 2016, general and administrative expenses included approximately $35,000 of insurance expense, $35,000 of office expense, $366,000 of payroll expenses, $80,000 of accounting fees, $131,000 of legal fees, $35,000 of stock-based compensation, and $22,000 of travel expense. In 2015, general and administrative expenses included approximately $34,000 of insurance expense, $96,000 of office expense, $346,000 of payroll expenses, $56,000 of accounting fees, $148,000 of legal fees, and $118,000 of travel expense.

 

Interest Expense. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, interest expense was $1,727,304 and $284,168, respectively. In 2016, interest expense included approximately $1,416,000 of accretion of debt discounts and $310,000 of interest expense.

  

Interest Expense - related party. For the nine months ended June 30 2016 and 2015, related party interest expense was $13,793 and $156,170, respectively.

 

Change in Derivative Liabilities. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the gain on change in derivative liabilities was $452,425 and $2,156,203, respectively due to the fluctuation in the stock price.

 

Gain on Settlement. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the gain on settlement was $0 and $625,461, respectively due to a confidential settlement by and between the Company and certain shareholders. On December 15, 2014, the Company recorded a gain on settlement of $257,930 for a confidential settlement by and between the Company and certain shareholders and related parties as settlement for certain potential legal claims held by the Company. As a result of the settlement, the Company received net proceeds of $62,930 and vendor credits of $200,000 during the three months ended December 31, 2014. A total of $325,000 in vendor credits has been received in connection with the settlement and no further credits will be given. In January 2015, the Company received 440,625 shares from the settlement that was to be assigned to the officers of the Company. The officers decided it was in the best interest to return these shares to the Company to be used for future strategic issuances. Accordingly, the 440,625 shares were recorded as treasury stock and a gain on settlement valued at $367,531.

 

Excess of fair value of embedded conversion features. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, the excess of fair value of embedded conversion features was $1,195,023 and $0 based on the excess of fair value of the embedded conversion features of the notes the Company entered into in August 2015 that became convertible during the period.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2016, we had cash of $5,410 and a working capital deficit of $1,960,283 as compared to cash of $273,904 and a working capital deficit of $1,797,437 as of September 30, 2015. We believe our current liquidity and securities purchase commitments will be sufficient to continue operating as a going concern through June 2017.

 

We had total liabilities of $2,366,199 as of June 30, 2016, including current liabilities of $336,090 of accounts payable, $404,586 of accrued expenses, $251,961 of convertible notes payable, $15,000 of related party notes payable, $300,000 related party convertible notes payable, $724,729 of derivative liabilities, and long-term liabilities of $182,833 of convertible notes payable and $151,000 of settlement liability. We had total liabilities of $3,128,736 as of September 30, 2015, including current liabilities of $115,938 of accounts payable, $207,609 of accrued expenses, customer deposits of $1,275, and $522,396 of convertible notes payable, $1,672,726 of derivative liabilities, $31,401 of warrant liability, and long-term liabilities of $300,156 of convertible notes payable, $265,000 of related party notes payable, and $12,235 of other liabilities. 

 

We had a total stockholders’ deficit of $2,116,505 and an accumulated deficit of $32,032,503 as of June 30, 2016.

 

We used $502,143 of cash in operating activities during the nine months ended June 30, 2016, which was attributable to our net loss of $3,865,758, which was offset by $106,967 of depreciation, $483,826 gain on change in derivative and warrant liabilities, $1,195,023 of excess fair value of embedded conversion features, $1,536,858 of accretion of debt discounts, $131,708 of stock-based compensation, $31,689 of common stock issued for services, $190,718 of forbearance and assignment settlements charged to interest expense, and $654,478 of net cash provided by the change in operating assets and liabilities. We used $935,413 of cash in operating activities during the nine months ended June 30, 2015, which was attributable to our net income of $232,002, which was offset by $49,990 of depreciation, $2,156,203 gain on change in warrant liability, $625,461 gain on settlement, $159,071 of accretion of debt discounts, $147,632 of excess of fair value of stock issued for conversion of notes payable and accrued interest, $969,577 of stock-based compensation, and $231,229 of net cash provided by change in operating assets and liabilities. 

 

VAPE’s consolidated financial statements reflect a net loss of $3,865,758 during the nine months ended June 30, 2016. As of June 30, 2016, we had cash of $5,410 and a working capital deficit of $1,960,283. VAPE has suffered an accumulated deficit of $32,032,503 and during the nine months ended June 30, 2016, the Company took steps to curtail its Offset, HIVE Glass and HIVE Supply business lines to focus more on consumer vaporization products including the launch of “Revival” discussed above. The Company also curtailed its ‘THE HIVE’ retail store in order to reduce overhead costs and focus on HIVE Ceramics. Moreover, the Company curtailed its exploration into providing real estate, management and consulting solutions to the legal cannabis industry in states where such cannabis cultivation and extraction is legal. The Company was never able to execute on any of these plans and ultimately determined that the Company’s capital reserves for such projects as well as the risks inherent in each project due to the current regulatory environment surrounding the cannabis industry made this line of business too difficult to pursue. All of which have resulted in losses and opportunity costs. In addition, the ongoing need to obtain financing to fund operations also raise substantial doubt about the ability of Vape to continue as a going concern. Management expects to obtain funding for operations for the foreseeable future; however, there are no assurances that the Company will obtain such funding. VAPE’s financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible effects on recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the inability to continue as a going concern.

 

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In connection with the Third Party Debt Conversions (see Note 5), each of the Company’s convertible noteholders is entitled to a “share reserve” per their agreements with the Company which entitle them to reserve a certain allotment of common stock out of the authorized but unissued common stock of the Company for future conversions of their notes. The Company is further obligated under the agreements to increase the Company’s authorized share count to accommodate for a sufficient amount of share reserves. Due to the declining market price of the Company’s common stock, the noteholders have reserve claims in excess of the common stock authorized at this time. The Company has lost the ability to increase the share reserves by written shareholders’ consent due to the significantly increased outstanding held by convertible noteholders and so a shareholder vote is required to increase the authorized amount of shares the Company may issue. Further, the combination of limited capital and depleted share reserves have severely damaged the Company’s ability to find continued finance, properly run the Company, and proceed with business to include any mergers or acquisitions or any transactions that would require available stock.  

 

The Company has entered into discussions with its convertible noteholders about a consolidation, restructuring and/or buy-out of their notes to resolve these issues. The position taken by the Company may be considered a technical violation of their agreements with the noteholders. The Company’s ability to issue common stock other than those presently allocated to noteholders is restricted during this time.

 

Investing activities used $43,101 during the nine months ended June 30, 2016 consisting of $43,101 of capital expenditures. Investing activities used $11,070 during the nine months ended June 30, 2015 consisting of $62,930 of net proceeds from settlement offset by $64,895 of capital expenditures and $9,105 for trademarks and pending patents.

 

We had $276,750 of net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended June 30, 2016 consisting of $312,150 of net proceeds from issuance of convertible notes payable, $50,000 of net proceeds from issuance of related party convertible notes payable, and $85,400 of repayments to convertible notes payable. We had $1,032,172 of net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended June 30, 2015 consisting of $1,195,000 of net proceeds from issuance of a convertible notes payable and repayments on convertible notes payable of $40,000, repayments on related party convertible notes payable of $50,000, and repayments on related party notes payable of $72,828. 

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

VAPE is a smaller reporting company and is therefore not required to provide this information.

 

VAPE is currently out of authorized shares to operate properly as this severely affects our ability to finance continued operation, make business transactions, compensate employees, and compensate vendors.

 

VAPE is currently involved in litigation with convertible noteholders seeking the specific performance of VAPE’s issuance of shares underlying a denied conversion notice. If the noteholders are allowed to convert their respective notes VAPE shareholders will experience substantial dilution.

 

VAPE is not able to pay base salaries of its officers and directors.

 

VAPE cannot currently pay its vendors.

 

VAPE does not have sufficient capital to reorder Revival products to fulfill orders ready to be placed on the books.

 

VAPE does not have sufficient capital to order new HIVE Ceramics products.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures.

 

Management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.

 

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Based on management’s evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2016, we have a material weakness with regards to our disclosure controls and procedures not designed at a reasonable assurance level and are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

We plan to engage a financial expert to assist the Company with procedures related to the treatment convertible debt. We expect to resolve the material weakness during the year ended September 30, 2017.

 

(b) Changes in internal control over financial reporting.

 

We 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.

 

(c) Management’s report on internal control over financial reporting.

 

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate control over financial reporting for VAPE. Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of consolidated financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  Internal controls over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that: (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of VAPE; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of VAPE are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of VAPE; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of VAPE’s assets that could have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluations of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of VAPE’s internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of June 30, 2016.

 

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PART II.   OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

Union Capital, LLC, v. Vape Holdings, Inc . On February 22, 2016, a convertible promissory note holder, Union Capital, LLC (“Union”), filed suit against the Company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York claiming breach of contract and conversion and seeking specific performance, permanent injunction, and damages arising from the Company’s rejection of certain conversion notices submitted by Union. On February 24, 2016, the Court denied Union’s request for a TRO holding that Union failed to meet its burden of establishing irreparable harm and ordered the Company to show cause why a preliminary injunction should not be granted. The Court denied Union’s attempt to obtain a preliminary injunction. On March 31, 2017, the court ruled on the Company’s Motion to Dismiss and on Union’s motion for summary judgment. The court granted the Company’s motion to discuss Union’s conversion claim but denied the Company’s motion to dismiss Union’s breach of contract claim. The court granted Union’s motion for summary judgment as to the Company’s liability but denied Union’s motion in all other respects, including Union’s request for an award of damages on summary judgment. The Company believes the terms of Union’s convertible note are void and unenforceable and Union’s attempted conversion constitutes, among other things, intent to commit securities fraud. The Company will continue to vigorously defend this lawsuit.

 

LG Capital Funding, LLC, v. Vape Holdings, Inc . On May 3, 2016, convertible promissory note holder LG Capital Funding, LLC, (“LG”), filed suit against the Company in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of New York claiming breach of contract and conversion and seeking a preliminary injunction and declaratory relief arising from the Company’s rejection of certain conversion notices submitted by LG.

 

On or about December 1, 2016, the Company learned that LG obtained a judgment in the amount of $151,000. On or about December 10, 2016, the Company learned that LG had placed a judgment lien on the Company’s operating account. The effect of the lien was that the Company’s operating account was frozen for an amount twice the judgment, or approximately $300,000. . In or around December of 2016 and continuing into early January 2017, GHS Investments, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (“GHS”) and LG Capital negotiated a transaction whereby GHS purchased the rights to the LG Capital Convertible Promissory Note and/or the right to collect on the LG Capital judgment. On or about January 10, 2017, GHS and the Company entered into a Convertible Promissory Note in the amount of $161,000 (the “GHS Convertible Note”) which represented that amount paid by GHS to LG Capital. The GHS Convertible Note carries a 10% interest rate, is due on October 15, 2017 and is convertible into common stock of the Company at a 45% discount off the lowest trading price for the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.  

 

HIVE, LLC . On December 10, 2015, the Company entered into a Secured Series B Preferred Stock Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $50,000 (“Series B Note”) with HIVE Ceramics, LLC (the “Holder”). The Series B Note carried an interest rate of 8.0%. The Series B Note was due and payable by the Company on December 10, 2016 (the “Maturity Date”). The Series B Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock at the option of Holder. The indebtedness represented by the Series B Note was secured by all the Company’s assets. The Series B Note is attached as Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 27, 2016 (the “12/27/16 Form 8-K”) and incorporated herein by this reference.

 

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Also on December 10, 2015, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Secured Series B Preferred Stock Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $250,000 (“Amended Note”) with the Holder. The Amended Note amended, restated, modified and superseded that $250,000 Promissory Note, dated March 27, 2014, entered into by and between the Company and Holder, which note had a principal of $250,000 and a maturity date of February 27, 2016. The Amended Note carried an interest rate of 8.0%. The Amended Note was due and payable by the Company on December 10, 2016 (the “Maturity Date”). The Amended Note was convertible into shares of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock at the option of Holder. The indebtedness represented by the Amended Note was secured by all the Company’s assets. The Amended Note is attached as Exhibit 10.8 to the 12/27/16 Form 8K and incorporated herein by this reference.

 

The Company failed to pay the Series B Note and the Amended Note on the Maturity Date (December 10, 2016). On December 15, 2016, the Company received a Notice of Default from counsel for Holder. Holder’s counsel demanded that all amounts owed under the Series B Note and the Amended Note be paid no later than December 20, 2016. The Company was unable to pay the demanded amounts by December 20, 2016. The Company believes that the Holder intends to execute on the security for the Series B Note and the Amended Note, namely, all of the assets of the Company. The Company is attempting to negotiate a resolution that does not include seizure of the Company’s assets however there is no guarantee that the Company will be able to work out a satisfactory resolution that does not include seizure of the Company’s assets.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

VAPE is a smaller reporting company and is therefore not required to provide this information.

 

VAPE is a smaller reporting company and is therefore not required to provide this information.

 

VAPE is currently out of authorized shares to operate properly as this severely affects our ability to finance continued operation, make business transactions, compensate employees, and compensate vendors.

 

VAPE is currently involved in litigation with convertible noteholders seeking the specific performance of VAPE’s issuance of shares underlying a denied conversion notice. If the noteholders are allowed to convert their respective notes VAPE shareholders will experience substantial dilution.

 

VAPE is not able to pay base salaries of its officers and directors.

 

VAPE cannot currently pay its vendors.

 

VAPE does not have sufficient capital to reorder Revival products to fulfill orders ready to be placed on the books.

 

VAPE does not have sufficient capital to order new HIVE Ceramics products.

 

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

 

See Note 5 for subsequent conversions related to third party debt.

 

See Note 8 for common stock issued for wages, services, and bonuses and for $90,000 equity investment.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
14.1   Code of Ethics, dated May 11, 2015 (1)
31.1   Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer *
31.2   Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer *
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 **
32.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 **
99.1   Audit Committee Charter, dated May 11, 2015 (1)
99.2   Compensation Committee Charter, dated May 11, 2015 (1)
99.3   Insider Trading Policy, dated May 11, 2015 (1)
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document ***
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Schema ***
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase ***
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase ***
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase ***
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase ***

 

* Filed concurrently herewith
   
** The certifications attached as Exhibit 32.1 and Exhibit 32.2 accompanying this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are not deemed filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Vape Holdings, Inc., under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.
   
*** Furnished herewith. XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.
   
(1) Incorporated by reference from our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on May 15, 2015.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Vape Holdings, Inc.
  Registrant
   
Dated:    April 27, 2017 /s/ Benjamin Beaulieu
  Benjamin Beaulieu
  Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Dated:    April 27, 2017 /s/ Allan Viernes
  Allan Viernes
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Justin Braune, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Vape Holdings, Inc.;

 

  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 subsidiary, 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.

 

Dated:  April 27, 2017 /s/ Benjamin Beaulieu
  Benjamin Beaulieu
  Chief Executive Officer

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Allan Viernes, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Vape Holdings, Inc.;

 

  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 subsidiary, 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.

 

Dated:  April 27, 2017 /s/ Allan Viernes
  Allan Viernes
  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Vape Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 (the “Report”), I, Justin Braune, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, do hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:

 

(1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of §13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. §78m or 78o(d), and,

 

(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Dated:  April 27, 2017 /s/ Benjamin Beaulieu
  Benjamin Beaulieu
  Chief Executive Officer

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Vape Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 (the “Report”), I, Allan Viernes, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, do hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:

 

(1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of §13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. §78m or 78o(d), and,

 

(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Dated:  April 27, 2017 /s/ Allan Viernes
  Allan Viernes
  Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.