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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

S QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2012

 

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 0-28585

 

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AuraSource, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)

68-0427395

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

1490 South Price Rd. #219

Chandler, AZ 85286

(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)

 

Registrant's telephone number (including area code): (480) 292-7179

 

 

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 S NO £

 

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

Large Accelerated Filer £Accelerated Filer £ Non-accelerated Filer £ Smaller reporting company S

 

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

 

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

 

Class   Outstanding at November 13, 2012
Common Stock, $.001 par value   48,334,690
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AURASOURCE, INC.

 

 

INDEX

 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION Page
ITEM 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  
  Consolidated Balance Sheets — September 30, 2012 (Unaudited) and March 31, 2012 3
  Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) — Three and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 4
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) —Six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 5
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 6
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 11
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 13
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 13
     
PART II OTHER INFORMATION 14
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS 14
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS 14
  Signatures 15

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM I — CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

AuraSource, Inc.

(A Development Stage Enterprise)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

   September 30,  March 31,
   2012  2012
ASSETS  (Unaudited)   
Current assets          
   Cash and equivalents  $231,482   $404,331 
   Due from affiliate   82,287    63,193 
   Prepaid expenses   410,000    3,075 
Total current assets   723,769    470,599 
           
   Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation   403,324    415,355 
           
  Intangible assets, net   790,244    759,651 
           
Total assets  $1,917,337   $1,645,605 
           
           
 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
Current liabilities          
    Accounts payable  $34,119   $18,634 
    Accounts payable- related parties   313,645    151,600 
    Customer deposits   500,000    —   
           
Total current liabilities   847,764    170,234 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Shareholders' equity          
     Preferred stock, 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and          
     outstanding, no rights or privileges designated   —      —   
     Common stock, $.001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized 48,334,690 and 47,662,190 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively.   48,335    47,662 
   Additional paid in capital   7,226,067    6,961,350 
   Accumulated deficit   (6,204,829)   (5,533,641)
Total shareholders' equity   1,069,573    1,475,371 
           
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $1,917,337   $1,645,605 
           
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.  
           

   

  

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AuraSource, Inc.

(A Development Stage Enterprise)

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Six months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 and the Period March 15, 1990 (Inception) through September 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended September 30,  Six months ended
September 30,
  From March 15, 1990 (Inception) to September 30,
   2012  2011  2012  2011  2012
                
Revenue, net  $—     $—     $—     $—     $—   
                          
Cost of revenue   —      —      —      —      —   
                          
Gross profit   —      —      —      —      —   
                          
Operating expenses:                         
General & administrative expenses   327,037    493,356    665,321    826,275    6,256,550 
Total operating expenses   327,037    493,356    665,321    826,275    6,256,550 
                          
Loss from operations   (327,037)   (493,356)   (665,321)   (826,275)   (6,256,550)
                          
Interest income / (expense) and other, net   (2,095)   12,226    (5,868)   20,834    51,721 
                          
Net loss applicable to common stockholders  $(329,132)  $(481,130)  $(671,189)  $(805,441)  $(6,204,829)
                          
Basic & Diluted Loss per share  $(0.01)  $(0.02)  $(0.01)  $(0.03)     
                          
Weighted average shares outstanding   48,222,190    31,476,320    48,031,917    30,913,010      
                          

 

 

 

 

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

 

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AuraSource, Inc.

(A Development Stage Enterprise)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Six months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 and the Period March 15, 1990 (Inception) through September 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

 

      March 15, 1990
(Inception) to September 30,
   2012  2011  2012
Cash flows from operating activities:               
   Net loss  $(671,189)  $(805,441)  $(6,204,829)
   Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:               
Depreciation   14,985    9,480    51,353 
Stock issued for services   13,200    247,000    1,586,704 
Options issued for services   7,190    25,683    252,272 
Fair value of salaries donated as capital   —      —      151,500 
   Changes in operating assets and liabilities:               
Due from affiliate   (19,094)   (43,479)   (82,287)
Prepaid expenses   (406,925)   (2,299)   (410,000)
Accounts payable   (36,989)   (924)   133,695 
Accounts payable – related parties   214,520    —      229,976 
Deposits   500,000    —      400,000 
Net cash used in operating activities   (384,302)   (569,980)   (3,891,616)
                
Cash flows from investing activities :               
   Capital equipment purchases   (2,954)   (134,457)   (454,675)
  Cash paid for acquisition of intangible   (30,597)   (6,122)   (184,249)
   Sale of assets to MongSource net of cash on hand   —      —      (90,119)
Net cash used in investing activities   (33,547)   (140,579)   (729,043)
                
Cash flows from financing activities               
   Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net   245,000    1,001,046    4,539,721 
   Net proceeds from issuance of note payable   —      —      312,420 
Net cash provided by financing activities   245,000    1,001,046    4,852,141 
                
Net change in cash and equivalents   (172,849)   290,487    231,482 
                
Cash and equivalents - beginning balance   404,331    642,247    —   
                
Cash and equivalents - ending balance  $231,482   $932,734   $231,482 
                
Supplemental disclosures of cash flows information:               
Cash received/(paid) during the period for:               
Interest  $—     $—     $—   
Income taxes  $—     $—     $—   

 

 

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

 

 

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AURASOURCE, INC.

(A Development Stage Enterprise)

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 (UNAUDITED) and March 31, 2012

 

NOTE 1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Current Operations and Background — AuraSource, Inc. (“AuraSource” or “Company”) was incorporated on March 15, 1990 and is focused on the development and production of environmentally friendly and cost effective industrial energy and feedstock used for industrial applications. AuraCoal, AuraSource’s core technology, includes ultrafine grinding and impurities removal. Initial industrial applications of AuraSource technology are ultra-fine coal water mixture for heavy oil substitution, and low grade iron ore fine and slimes beneficiation. AuraSource formed AuraSource Qinzhou Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary in China (“Qinzhou”), to acquire these types of Hydrocarbon Clean Fuel (“HCF”) technologies, performing research and development related to the reduction of harmful emission and energy costs for HCF technology and products based on this technology, licensing HCF technology to third parties and selling services and products derived from this technology. Currently we developed two patent pending technologies: 1) ultrafine grinding and 2) ultrafine separation.

 

In early 2010, we formed Qinzhou Kai Yu Yuan New Energy Co., Ltd., a joint venture (“JV”) with Mongolia Energy and Kaiyuyuan Mineral Investment Group (“KMIG”), to build an AuraFuel plant. KMIG was to provide the funding for this plant. AuraSource was to provide project management and the license from China Chemical Economic Cooperation Center (“CCECC”). The JV was to pay 10% of net profit as a technology license fee. In 2010, KMIG paid $3 million for the license fee deposit to CCECC and $2 million for start-up expenditures. AuraSource invested its management resources and expenses. The JV contracted China Shandong Metallurgical Engineering Corp. (“CSMEC”) as EPC general contractor which would provide a turnkey solution under an operation service contract. In January 2011, since KMIG failed to fund the JV, the JV was unable to make payments on the property and pay CSMEC. As such, the construction was put on hold. In 2011, KMIG dissolved the JV. We are currently seeking alternative arrangements regarding this project and exploring all of our options. With limited capital resources, we will focus on our AuraCoal technology.

 

On February 15, 2012, we entered into an agreement with Gulf Coast Holdings, LLC (“GCH”) to reserve export ready 1 million tons of 64% Fe higher content iron ore and 13 million of 45% grade lower content iron ore, and 2 million tons of manganese ore. We agreed to issue 16 million shares of our common stock to GCH or its assigns (“Mineral Deposit Shares”). The Mineral Deposit Shares shall vest and be delivered as follows; 5 million immediately, 11 million upon the successful completion of the first customer order over $5 million. Success is defined as customer acceptance of order and final payment. To the extent a successful order does not occur the unvested Mineral Deposit Shares shall be returned to our treasury and cancelled. Additionally, we entered into an agreement with Gulf Coast Mining Group, LLC (“GCM”) to purchase (i) higher content iron ore, lower content iron ore and manganese ore (collectively, the "Minerals") which will be delivered loose in bulk modified FOB. We entered into an agreement with GCH appointing GCH as the exclusive North American licensee for use and exploitation of our technology as relates to applications involving precious metals for royalty payments of 5% of gross revenues.

 

Going Concern — The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared assuming we will continue as a going concern. We have suffered recurring losses from operations since inception and have an accumulated deficit of $6,204,829 at September 30, 2012. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or amounts and classifications of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue its existence. The recovery of the Company’s assets is dependent upon continued operations of the Company. In addition, the Company's asset recovery is dependent upon future events, the outcome of which is unknowable. The Company intends to continue to attempt to raise additional capital, but there can be no certainty that such efforts will be successful.

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation — The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”).

 

The unaudited consolidated financial statements were prepared by us pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The information furnished herein reflects all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals and adjustments) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly present the operating results for the respective periods. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally present in annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP was omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and footnotes for the year ended March 31, 2012 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. The results of the three and six months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year ending March 31, 2013.

 

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Use of Estimates — The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make 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.

 

Cash and Equivalents — We consider investments with original maturities of 90 days or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Income Taxes — The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC Topic 740. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized to reflect the estimated future tax effects, calculated at currently effective tax rates, of future deductible or taxable amounts attributable to events that have been recognized on a cumulative basis in the financial statements. A valuation allowance for a deferred tax asset is recorded when it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax asset will not be realized.

 

Stock-Based Compensation — The Company recognizes the cost of employee services received for an award of equity instruments in the consolidated financial statements over the period the employee is required to perform the services.

 

Foreign Currency Transactions — The Company recognizes foreign currency gains and losses in other income (expense) on the accompanying statement of operations. Foreign currency gains and losses arise as the Company conducts business with other entity’s whose functional currency is not in US dollars. Generally, these gains and losses are recorded at an exchange rate difference between the foreign currency and the functional currency that arises between the transaction date and the payment date.

 

Net Loss Per Share — The Company computes basic and diluted net loss per share by dividing the net loss available to common stockholders for the period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Common equivalent shares arising from stock options and warrants were excluded from the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 because their effect is anti-dilutive.

 

Financial Instruments and Fair Value of Financial Instruments — Our financial instruments consist of cash and accounts payable. The carrying values of cash and accounts payable are representative of their fair values due to their short-term maturities. We measure the fair value of financial assets and liabilities on a recurring basis. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value measurements are to be considered from the perspective of a market participant that holds the asset or owes the liability. We also establish a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.

 

The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

Level 1:   Quoted prices in active markets for identical or similar assets and liabilities.
   
Level 2:   Quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active or observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical or similar assets and liabilities.
   
Level 3:   Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

The Company had no assets or liabilities recorded at fair value on the basis above at September 30, 2012 or March 31, 2012.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

On July 27, 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) - Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment.  The ASU provides entities an option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether events or circumstances indicate it is more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired.  If an entity concludes it is more than 50% likely that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is not impaired, no further analysis is required.  However, if an entity concludes otherwise, it would be required to determine the fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset to measure the amount of actual impairment, if any, as currently required under US GAAP. The ASU is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012.  Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this pronouncement will not have a material impact on these financial statements.

There were no other significant changes in the Company’s critical accounting policies and estimates during the six months ended September 30, 2012 compared to what was disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012.

 

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NOTE 2 - CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK

 

We maintain our cash balances in financial institutions that from time to time exceed amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (up to $250,000, per financial institution as of September 30, 2012). As of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, our deposits did not exceed insured amounts. We have not experienced any losses in such accounts and we believe we are not exposed to any credit risk on cash.

 

Currently, we maintain a bank account in China. This account is not insured and we believe is exposed to credit risk on cash of $78,467.

 

NOTE 3 – DUE FROM AFFILIATE

 

As of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, an affiliated party, Timeway International Ltd, holds in trust $82,287 and $63,193, respectively. This money is used to pay various day to day expenses. Timeway International Ltd is controlled by our CEO.

NOTE 4 – ACCOUNTS PAYABLE RELATED PARTIES

 

As of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, $313,645 and $151,600, respectively, is owed to the officers and directors of the Company. In December 2011, the officers and directors of the Company agreed to accrue compensation for their services until such time the Company had sufficient funds to pay this liability.

 

NOTE 5 – UNVESTED STOCK

 

On February 15, 2012, we entered into an agreement with GCH to reserve export ready 1 million tons of 64% Fe higher content iron ore and 13 million tons of 45% grade lower content iron ore, and 2 million tons of manganese ore. We issued the Mineral Deposit Shares to GCH or its assigns. On February 19, 2012, GCH assigned 100% of its interest in the Mineral Reserve Agreement to Hong Kong Minerals Holdings Ltd (“HKMHL”). The Mineral Deposit Shares shall vest and be delivered as follows: 5 million immediately, 11 million upon the successful completion of the first customer order of total revenue over $5 million. Success is defined as customer acceptance of order and final payment. To the extent a successful order does not occur the unvested Mineral Deposit Shares shall be returned to our treasury and cancelled. The Company has no material prior relationship with GCH or HKMHL other than what is set forth above. We valued the shares issued at $4,480,000.

 

NOTE 6 – INTANGIBLE

 

We entered into an agreement with Beijing Pengchuang Technology Development Co. (“Pengchuang”), Ltd., an independent Chinese company, to purchase 50% of its intellectual property related to ultrafine particle processing. Pengchuang developed an efficient and low energy consumption grinding technology, which utilizes fluid shock waves to make ultrafine particles. This technology can be applied to the coal water slurry, solid lubricant and other material grinding processes. Through the joint development and ownership agreement, AuraSource will enrich its intellectual property portfolio, enabling the further development of AuraCoal, its Hydrocarbon Clean Fuel technology. AuraSource Qinzhou will utilize the particle grinding technology in its AuraCoal Qinzhou production line, as well as license it to others in non-related industries.

 

We issued 600,000 shares of common stock for the acquisition of certain intangibles. The shares issued in connection with the acquired intangibles were valued at $606,000 or $1.01 per share which was the share price on August 8, 2010, the acquisition date. The Company paid $147,530 cash for the remainder of the amount due.

 

NOTE 7 – STOCK ISSUANCE

 

During the year ended March 31, 2012, the Company completed a private placement to accredited investors pursuant to which the Company sold 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock resulting in gross proceeds of $1,000,000. The Company issued 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to two employees. The Company recorded $195,000 in compensation expense for these shares. The Company issued 16,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for a deposit. The shares issued in connection with the deposit were valued at $4,480,000 (See Note 4).

 

During the six months ended September 30, 2012, the Company had a private placement pursuant to which the Company sold 612,500 shares of the Company’s common stock resulting in gross proceeds of $245,000.

 

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NOTE 8 - STOCK OPTIONS

 

In January 2009, we granted 60,000 options to purchase shares of our common stock at $3.50 per share to members of our BOD. In April 2010, we granted an additional 60,000 options to purchase shares of our common stock at $1.00 per share to members of our BOD. The options vest quarterly and have an expiration period of 10 years. In April 2011, we granted an additional 60,000 options to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.75 per share to certain members of our BOD. The options vest quarterly and have an expiration period of 10 years. In February 2012, we granted an additional 2,850,000 options to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.28 per share to certain members of our BOD. The options will vest upon the Company earning $5 million in revenues. The options expire in 5 years. In April 2012, we granted an additional 60,000 options to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.27 per share to certain members of our BOD. The total grant date fair value of the outstanding options was $796,873.

 

We record stock based compensation expense over the requisite service period, which in our case approximates the vesting period of the options. During the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded $3,595 and $9,018 in compensation expense arising from the vesting of options, respectively. The Company assumed all stock options issued during the quarter will vest. Though these expenses result in a deferred tax benefit, we have a full valuation allowance against the deferred tax benefit.

 

The Company adopted the detailed method provided in ASC 718 for calculating the beginning balance of the additional paid-in capital pool (“APIC pool”) related to the tax effects of employee stock-based compensation, and to determine the subsequent impact on the APIC pool and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows of the income tax effects of employee stock-based compensation awards that are outstanding.

 

The fair value of each stock option granted is estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes option pricing model (“BSOPM”). The BSOPM has assumptions for risk free interest rates, dividends, stock volatility and expected life of an option grant. The risk free interest rate is based upon market yields for United States Treasury debt securities at a 7-year constant maturity. Dividend rates are based on the Company’s dividend history. The stock volatility factor is based on the last 60 days of market prices prior to the grant date. The expected life of an option grant is based on management’s estimate. The fair value of each option grant, as calculated by the BSOPM, is recognized as compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the vesting period of each stock option award.

 

These assumptions were used to determine the fair value of stock options granted using the BSOPM:

 

These assumptions were used to determine the fair value of stock options granted: dividend yield 0.0%, volatility 25% to 155%, average expected option life 10 years, risk free interest rate 1.76% to 2.59%.

  

The following table summarizes activity in the Company's stock option grants for the six months ending September 30, 2012:

 

    Number of
Shares
  Weighted Average Price Per Share
Balance at March 31, 2012     3,030,000     $ .37  
Granted     60,000       .27  
Balance at September 30, 2012     3,090,000     $ .37  

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The following summarizes pricing and term information for options issued to employees and directors outstanding as of September 30, 2012:

 

    Options Outstanding   Options Exercisable  
Range of Exercise Prices   Number Outstanding at September 30, 2012  

Weighted Average Remaining Contractual

Life

  Weighted Average Exercise Price   Number Exercisable at September 30, 2012   Weighted Average Exercise Price  
                                 
$3.50     60,000     6.50     $3.50     60,000     $3.50  
$1.00     60,000     7.50     $1.00     60,000     $1.00  
$0.75     60,000     8.50     $0.75     60,000     $0.75  
$0.27 - 0.28     2,910,000     4.50     $0.28     15,000     $0.27  
Balance at September 30, 2012     3,090,000     4.82     $0.37     180,000     $1.75  

 

 

NOTE 9 - LOSS PER SHARE

 

The following table sets forth common stock equivalents (potential common stock) for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 that are not included in the loss per share calculation above because their effect would be anti-dilutive for the period indicated:

     
      2012       2011  
Weighted average common stock equivalents:                
Non-Plan Stock Options     3,090,000       180,000  
                 

 

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

 

The information contained in this Form 10-Q is intended to update the information contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012 and presume readers have access to, and will have read, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other information contained in such Form 10-K. The following discussion and analysis also should be read together with our consolidated financial statements and the notes to the consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q.

 

The following discussion contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements appear in a number of places in this Report, including, without limitation, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and requirements that are difficult to predict or are beyond our control. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this quarterly report. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We strongly encourage investors to carefully read the factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012 in the section entitled “Risk Factors” for a description of certain risks that could, among other things, cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. The following should also be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto that appear elsewhere in this report.

 

Overview

 

We focus on the development and production of environmentally friendly and cost effective industrial energy and feedstock used for industrial applications. AuraCoal, AuraSource’s core technology, includes ultrafine grinding and impurities removal processes. Initial industrial applications of AuraSource technology are ultra-fine coal water mixture for heavy oil substitution, and low grade iron ore fine and slimes beneficiation. AuraSource formed Qinzhou to acquire these types of HCF technologies, performing research and devolopment related to the reduction of harmful emission and energy costs for HCF technology and products based on this technology, licensing HCF technology to third parties and selling services and products derived from this technology. We developed two patent pending technologies: 1) ultrafine grinding and 2) ultrafine separation.

 

In early 2010, we formed Qinzhou Kai Yu Yuan New Energy Co., Ltd., a JV along with Mongolia Energy and KMIG to build an AuraFuel plant. KMIG was to provide the full funding for this plant. AuraSource was to provide the project management expertise and the license from CCECC. The joint venture (“JV”) was to pay 10% of net profit as a technology license fee. In 2010, KMIG paid $3 million for the license fee deposit to CCECC and $2 million for start-up expenditures. AuraSource invested its management resources and expenses. The JV contracted CSMEC as EPC general contractor which would provide a turnkey solution under an operation service contract. In January 2011, since KMIG failed to fund the JV, the JV was unable to make payments on the property and pay CSMEC. As such, the construction was put on hold. In 2011, KMIG dissolved the JV. We are currently seeking alternative arrangements regarding this project and exploring all of our options. With limited capital resources, we will focus on our AuraCoal technology.

 

On February 15, 2012, we entered into an agreement with GCH to reserve export ready 1 million tons of 64% Fe higher content iron ore and 13 million tons of 45% grade lower content iron ore, and 2 million tons of manganese ore. We agreed to issue the Mineral Deposit Shares to GCH or its assigns. The Mineral Deposit Shares shall vest and be delivered as follows; 5 million immediately, 11 million upon the successful completion of the first customer order over $5 million. Success is defined as customer acceptance of order and final payment. To the extent a successful order does not occur the unvested Mineral Deposit Shares shall be returned to our treasury and cancelled. Additionally, we entered into an agreement with GCM to purchase Minerals which will be delivered loose in bulk modified FOB. We entered into an agreement with GCH appointing GCH as the exclusive North American licensee for use and exploitation of our technology as relates to applications involving precious metals in exchange for royalty payments of five percent of gross revenues.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP") requires management to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amount of expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates which are based on historical experience and on other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. The result of these evaluations forms the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the reported amount of expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions. The following accounting policies require significant management judgments and estimates:

 

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We account for our business acquisitions under the purchase method of accounting in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Codification Topic 805, "Business Combinations." The total cost of acquisitions is allocated to the underlying net assets, based on their respective estimated fair values. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value of the tangible net assets acquired is recorded as intangibles. Determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed requires management's judgment and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions, including assumptions with respect to future cash inflows and outflows, discount rates, asset lives, and market multiples, among other items.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses were $327,037 and $493,356 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The decrease of $166,319 was due primarily to a decrease in stock compensation expense of $199,738 offset by an increase in professional expenses.

 

Interest Income, Interest Expense and Other

 

Interest income/(expense) and other was $(2,095) and $12,226 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The decrease is due to a decrease in foreign currency exchange gain of $13,179.

 

For the Six Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses were $665,321 and $826,275 for the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The decrease of $160,954 was due to a decrease in stock compensation related expenses of $265,494 offset by an increase in professional fees of $109,040.

 

Interest Income, Interest Expense and Other

 

Interest income/(expense) and other was $(5,868) and $20,834 for the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase is due to a decrease in foreign currency exchange gains of $20,594 the Company incurred in the six months ended September 30, 2012.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $384,302 and $569,980 in the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The decrease was primarily due to an increase in accounts payable to our officers and non-cash transaction of stock options and stock issued for services rendered added back to operating activities in the current year.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $33,547 and $140,579 in the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The difference is the decrease in capital equipment purchases for the six months ending September 30, 2012.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $245,000 and $1,001,046 in the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The difference of $756,046 in cash flows from financing activities was due to greater proceeds from the issuance of common stock in 2011.

 

The Company suffered recurring losses from operations and has an accumulated deficit of $6,204,829 at September 30, 2012. The Company has incurred losses of $671,189 and $805,441 for the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Currently, we have not generated any revenues.

 

Inflation and Seasonality

 

Inflation has not been material to us during the past five years. Seasonality has not been material to us.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

On July 27, 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) - Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment.  The ASU provides entities with an option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether events or circumstances indicate that it is more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired.  If an entity concludes that it is more than 50% likely that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is not impaired, no further analysis is required.  However, if an entity concludes otherwise, it would be required to determine the fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset to measure the amount of actual impairment, if any, as currently required under US GAAP. The ASU is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012.  Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this pronouncement will not have a material impact on these financial statements.

 

Refer to the notes to the consolidated financial statements in our March 31, 2012 Form 10-K for a complete description of recent accounting standards which we have not yet been required to implement and may be applicable to our operation, as well as those significant accounting standards that have been adopted during the current year.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of September 30, 2012, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

 

ITEM 3 – QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1), we are not required to provide the information required by this Item 3.

 

 

ITEM 4 - CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed pursuant to the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules, regulations and related forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As of September 30, 2012, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We are not a party to any current or pending legal proceedings that, if decided adversely to us, would have a material adverse effect upon our business, results of operations, or financial condition, and we are not aware of any threatened or contemplated proceeding by any governmental authority against us. To our knowledge, we are not a party to any threatened civil or criminal action or investigation.

 

 

ITEM 1A – RISK FACTORS

 

In addition to the other risk factors and information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K is not the only risks facing the Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, operating results and/or cash flows.

 

ITEM 2 - UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

None

 

 

ITEM 3 - DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None

 

ITEM 4. - SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

 

None

 

ITME 5 - OTHER INFORMATION

 

None

 

 

ITEM 6.

Exhibit   Description
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32   Certification of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  AURASOURCE, INC.  
     
     
Date: November 13, 2012 /s/ PHILIP LIU  
  Name: Philip  
  Title: Chief Executive Officer  
     
Date: November 13, 2012 /s/ ERIC STOPPENHAGEN  
  Name: Eric Stoppenhagen  
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit   Description
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32   Certification of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.