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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

[X]

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017

 OR

[   ]

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

 

Commission File Number: 000-54918

 

MCORPCX, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

California

26-0030631

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

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

 

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

San Francisco, CA 94105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(415) 526-2655

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

Securities registered pursuant to section 12(g) of the Act:

NONE

COMMON STOCK, NO PAR VALUE PER SHARE

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.   YES [   ] NO [X]

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act:   YES [X] NO [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   YES [X] NO [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§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 [ X ] NO [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.   [   ]

 

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 (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

[   ]

Smaller Reporting Company

[X]

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 12(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). YES [   ] NO [X]

 

The aggregate market value of common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 30, 2017 was approximately $2,517,384

 

 

At March 28, 2018, 20,426,158 shares of the registrant’s common stock were outstanding.

 



 

 

 
 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  

Page

  

  

  

PART I

3

  

  

  

Item 1.

Business.

3

Item 1A.

Risk Factors.

7

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments.

12

Item 2.

Properties.

12

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings.

12

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosure.

12

  

  

  

  

PART II

13

  

  

  

Item 5.

Market for Our Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

13

Item 6.

Selected Financial Data.

15

Item 7.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.

15

Item 7A.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

24

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

24

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

25

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures.

25

Item 9B.

Other Information.

26

  

  

  

  

PART III

26

  

  

  

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

26

Item 11.

Executive Compensation.

31

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

34

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

35

Item 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

37

  

  

  

  

PART IV

38

  

  

  

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

38

  

  

  

Signatures

40

  

  

Exhibit Index

41

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1.

BUSINESS.

 

General

 

McorpCX, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of California on December 14, 2001. We are a customer experience (CX) management solutions company dedicated to helping organizations improve customer experiences, increase customer loyalty, reduce costs and increase revenue. The Company operated as The Innes Group, Inc., d/b/a MCorp Consulting until filing a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation renaming the Company Touchpoint Metrics, Inc., effective October 18, 2011. During Q1 2015, the Company filed a d/b/a (doing business as) with the California Secretary of State to begin doing business as McorpCX. On June 11, 2015, at our Annual General Meeting, shareholders passed a resolution to change the name of the Company to McorpCX, Inc.

 

We are a leading customer experience services company, delivering consulting and technology solutions to customer-centric organizations. We are engaged in the business of delivering technology-enabled consulting and professional services that are designed to help corporations improve their customer listening and customer experience management capabilities. To augment our consultative solutions, we have developed technology products that include on-demand “cloud based” customer experience management software. Our professional and related services include a range of customer experience management services such as research, training, strategy consulting and process optimization.

 

We maintain our primary business address at 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105. Our telephone number is (415) 526-2655. Our registered agent for service of process is Northwest Registered Agents, Inc. Our web address is http://www.mcorp.cx. The inclusion of our internet address in this report does not include or incorporate by reference into this report any information contained on, or accessible through, our website. Our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, amendments to those reports and other Securities and Exchange Commission, or “SEC”, filings are available free of charge through our website as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. Additionally, copies of materials filed by us with the SEC may be accessed at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549 or at www.sec.gov. For information about the SEC's Public Reference Room, contact 1-800-SEC-0330.

 

Our common stock trades on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the symbol “MCX” and on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace in the United States under the symbol “MCCX”.

 

Customer experience (CX)

 

CX is defined as the sum of all experiences a customer has with a company, its goods and its services, across various touchpoints and over the duration of their relationship with that company. Customer experience management (CXM) is a series of disciplines, methodologies and processes used to comprehensively understand, plan, measure and manage a customer’s experiences, with the goal of improving customer perceptions.

 

We are engaged in the business of helping corporations improve their CX and CXM capabilities and serve a wide variety of industries and customer sizes.

 

Products and Services

 

Our primary revenue source comes from consulting and professional services including research, training, strategy consulting and process optimization. To augment our consultative solutions, we have developed technology products that include on-demand “cloud based” customer experience management software such as Touchpoint Mapping® On-Demand (also marketed as McorpCX | Insights), referred to as “Touchpoint Mapping” and McorpCX | Persona. Together, our services and products are designed to help organizations improve customer experiences, increase customer loyalty, reduce costs and increase revenue. We serve a wide variety of industries and customer sizes.

 

Professional Services

 

We provide professional and related consulting services including customer experience management consulting in the areas of research, strategy development, planning, education, training and best practices, and includes the articulation of customer-centric strategies and implementation roadmaps in support of these strategies.

 

These services are intended to help primarily large and medium sized organizations systematically and predictably plan, design and deliver better customer experiences, maximize their return on investment, improve their operational efficiency, and increase customers' adoption of their products and services.

 

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Software

 

Our current products include Touchpoint Mapping and McorpCX | Persona. These SaaS-based software solutions are designed to be delivered through a cloud-based platform. The Touchpoint Mapping platform can provide access to survey deployment, the ability to manage customer data, and access to customer-driven business intelligence (BI) by displaying data in a series of online dashboards. The McorpCX | Persona platform provides the ability to create, manage, access and share customer persona, with the intention of helping to digitize and automate the persona development process.

 

Our Strategy 

 

Since our founding, we have been focused on customer experience improvement. The methodologies we have developed and deliver as a professional services firm have formed the foundation for our cloud-based software. Though we released the first version of Touchpoint Mapping in 2013 and released the first version of McorpCX | Persona in 2016, there are many potential unforeseen and significant market and competitive risks associated with the market penetration of our software products and related services, and we cannot predict the timing or probability of generating material sales revenue from them.

 

As of the date of this report, we have yet to engage the necessary sales and marketing staff or the capabilities required to identify, develop, and close material product sales opportunities, and currently lack sufficient resources to market and sell our products in the manner which we believe is required to achieve our product sales and revenue growth objectives. In addition, we believe that our current software capabilities are more limited in scope than our desired final software platform and as such, we will require further software development expenditures that exceeded our capacity in 2017.  Consequently, revenues from our consulting services provided to our clients continued to represent a majority of our revenue in 2017 and management believes that consulting services will remain our most significant revenue source for the foreseeable future.  

 

Although management still believes that our ability to achieve long-term profitability will stem in large part from our ability to successfully commercialize our software products, we feel that in the short-term, expanding our consulting business will lead to greater revenues for the Company, which could be utilized for future product development. We intend to continue to evaluate our software products to determine the next phase of new product development and potential enhancements to our existing product suite.

 

The Company is in the process of determining the optimal path forward for our software products based on current market dynamics, the competitive environment and customer feedback. We continue to evaluate various potential strategies with the goal of improving our ability to achieve additional revenue and profit growth for both our software products as well as our consultant services. These possible strategies, which are generally focused on ways to create a more complete slate of customer experience solutions for our clients, include further software or technology development expenditures, pursuit of merger, acquisitions or joint ventures with companies that provide complimentary products and services, software licensing arrangements, and investment in additional infrastructure within our Company. Each of these possible strategies will be thoroughly vetted by our board of directors to assess the expected level of enterprise value creation for each strategy compared to the various risks associated with each possible scenario.  In addition, we may require financing to pursue these strategies that is beyond our current financial resources.  Accordingly, there is no assurance that we will be able to pursue any strategies that are identified by our board of director.

 

Competition 

 

The market for customer experience management solutions is highly competitive and increasingly fragmented. It is subject to rapidly changing technology, shifting organizational priorities and requirements, frequent introductions of new products and services, and increased marketing and sales activities of other industry participants.

 

Multiple competitors exist in the overlapping areas of on-demand and traditional marketing research, customer relationship management (CRM) and Digital Experience Management (DXM) software, management consulting and customer experience management consulting. For example, many CRM software companies include customer experience-specific insights as adjunct capabilities to their existing platforms, and others have rebranded their existing CRM software or customer satisfaction research software as customer experience software, which has the potential to create unforeseen competitive barriers and market confusion.

 

Many of our current and potential competitors have a larger market presence, greater name recognition, access to more potential customers and substantially greater financial, technical, sales and marketing, management, support and other resources than we have. As a result, many of our competitors are able to respond more quickly than we can to new or changing opportunities and technologies, and may devote greater resources to the marketing, promotion and sale of their products than we can.

 

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Given the growth of customer experience management as a business discipline and on-demand software as a way for companies to better understand and manage customer experiences across their business, there are likely many competitors we have not identified. Additionally, we expect that new competitors will continue to enter the customer experience management and on-demand customer experience software markets with competing products and services as the market continues to rapidly develop and mature.

  

We believe it is highly likely that existing and new competitors will rapidly acquire significant market share, which could negatively impact our ability to effectively market, compete and sell our products and services into the markets in which such competitors operate.

 

Dependence on Major Customers

 

The Company sells its products and services under various terms to a broad range of companies across multiple industries ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with sales concentrated among a few large clients. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the percentage of the Company’s total sales to its largest customer was 28% and 20%, respectively, while sales to the Company’s second largest customer accounted for 20% and 20%, respectively of the Company’s total sales over those same time periods. See “Note 7 Concentrations” in the Notes to Financial Statements in this report.

 

Research and Development

 

Software as a Service (SaaS) technology research and development costs incurred during the preliminary project stage are expensed as incurred and capitalization of such costs begins when technological feasibility is established. Capitalized software development costs, net of amortization, were $301,574 and $398,506 as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Software development costs decreased for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 2016 primarily due to our decision to refocus our resources on growing our consulting services practice while continuing to evaluate our product roadmap to determine the next phase of new product development and/or enhancements to our existing product suite. During the year ended December 31, 2017 the capitalized portion of costs related to salaries and wages of employees totaled $21,175, compared to $229,108 in 2016, while the aggregate cost for independent software designers, developers, programmers and project management professionals was $72,628 in 2017, compared to $214,413 in the prior year. 

 

Intellectual Property

 

We rely on our trademark and other intellectual property laws, contractual arrangements, such as assignment, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and confidentiality procedures and technical measures to gain rights to and protect the technology and intellectual property used in our business. We actively pursue registration of our trademarks and service marks in the United States.

 

As of December 31, 2017, we own four issued U.S. trademarks. The issued U.S. trademarks that we own are expected to expire between August 2020 and February 2027. Trademarks are Touchpoint Mapping, MCORP, Loyalty Mapping and Touchpoint Metrics.

 

Our applications use a combination of “open source” software and technology we license from third parties. Open source software is made available to the general public in source code form for use, modification and redistribution on an “as-is” basis under the terms of a non-negotiable license. Though the third-party technology we rely upon may not continue to be available to us on commercially reasonable terms, we believe that alternative technology would be available to us.

 

Our policy is to require employees and independent contractors to sign agreements assigning to us any inventions, trade secrets, works of authorship, and other technology and intellectual property created by them on our behalf and agreeing to protect our confidential information, and all of our key employees and contractors have done so. In addition, we generally enter into confidentiality agreements with our vendors and customers. We also control and monitor access to our software, source code and other proprietary information.

 

Insurance

 

We maintain health, dental, workmen’s compensation, general liability, commercial auto, and professional liability/E&O insurance policies and director and officer insurance.

 

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Employees

 

We currently have four full-time employees and sixteen independent contractors. None of our employees are represented by a labor union or covered by a collective bargaining agreement. We have never experienced any employment-related work stoppages and consider relations with our employees to be good. We intend to hire more employees and independent contractors on an as-needed basis.

 

Offices

 

We have two business addresses. Our headquarters is located at 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105. We also have a business office in San Anselmo, California located at 251 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, 94960.

  

Costs and Effects of Compliance with Local, State and Federal Environmental Laws

 

Given the nature of the Company’s business operations, local, state and federal environmental laws do not impose any material costs or have any material effect on the Company.

 

Government Regulation

 

We are not currently subject to direct federal, state or local regulation other than regulations applicable to businesses. 

 

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 RISK FACTORS

 

The statements in this “Risk Factors” section describe material risks to our business and should be considered carefully. You should review carefully the risk factors listed below, as well as those factors listed in other documents we file with the SEC. Our disclosure and analysis in this annual report on Form 10-K and in our annual report to shareholders contain some forward-looking statements that set forth anticipated results based on management’s current plans and assumptions.

 

We have incurred losses from our operations and may continue to incur losses from our operations into the future. There is no assurance our future operations will result in profitable revenues. If we cannot generate sufficient revenues to operate profitably, we will cease operations and any investment will be lost.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, we incurred net operating losses of $0.4 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Our ability to achieve and maintain profitability and positive cash flow is dependent upon our ability to retain and expand our existing customer base and our ability to increase our revenues through the sale of our services and products.

 

There are many potential unforeseen and significant market and competitive risks associated our current products and services. Although we released the first version of Touchpoint Mapping in 2013, and we released the first version of McorpCX | Persona in 2016, we cannot predict the timing or probability of generating material sales revenue from either of them. As of the date of this report, we have yet to engage the necessary sales and marketing staff or the capabilities required to identify, develop, and close material product sales opportunities, and currently lack sufficient resources to market and sell our products in the manner which we believe is required to achieve our product sales and revenue growth objectives. In addition, we believe that our current software capabilities are more limited in scope than our desired final software platform and as such, we will require further software development expenditures to complete the platform and there are no assurances that we will have the financial resources to enable us to finalize the development in the near term.  It is our expectation that numerous unforeseen challenges will be encountered as we continue to develop, market, distribute and sell our products and services. We cannot assure you that that we will be able to compete successfully against current or potential competitors, or that competition will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and operations.

 

Our ability to achieve our objectives will stem in large part from our ability to successfully commercialize our software products, the licensing and adoption of our systems and methodologies, and the development of direct and indirect sales and distribution channels through which we can distribute our products and services. Based upon current plans, we expect to incur operating losses in future periods because we will be incurring expenses required to achieve our objectives and not generating revenues sufficient to generate profits. We cannot guarantee that we will be successful in generating sufficient revenues in the future. Failure to generate profits from operations may cause our business to fail.

 

We are dependent on our President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hinshaw, to guide our operations and we may be faced with interruptions and challenges to continuing our business if we were to lose the services of Mr. Hinshaw.

 

Our continuing operations depend on the efforts, abilities and resources of Michael Hinshaw, our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hinshaw plays an integral role in among other things:

 

 

acquiring new clients for both our consulting and product services;

 

 

managing the relationships with our current clients and overseeing the consulting and product services provided to such clients;

 

 

identifying areas to reduce operating costs;

 

 

prioritizing expenditures and maintaining employee relations; and

 

 

providing thought leadership content for the Company and its clients.

 

Since the Company does not have a succession plan in place, and there is currently no other employee of the Company who has both the ability and the resources to perform the services to the Company that Mr. Hinshaw is currently performing, if we lose the services of Mr. Hinshaw, we may have to cease operations. The Company also currently does not have a written employment contract with Mr. Hinshaw.

 

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If we do not attract new customers, we will not make a profit, which ultimately will result in a cessation of operations.

 

Our ability to maintain operations is predicated upon being retained to provide technology enabled products and services that improve customer experience management capabilities for corporations. Currently, we have approximately 7 customers active today and 16 customers total for the year ended December 31, 2017. If we are unable to attract and maintain an adequate customer base to generate revenues, we will have to suspend or cease operations.

 

If the Company cannot protect its intellectual property rights, its operating results will suffer

 

Our intellectual property rights are important to our business. We rely on a combination of patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret and other rights in the United States and other jurisdictions, as well as confidentiality procedures and contractual provisions to protect our proprietary technology, processes and other intellectual property. We protect our intellectual property rights in a number of ways including entering into confidentiality and other written agreements with our employees, customers, consultants and partners in an attempt to control access to and distribution of our software, documentation and other proprietary technology and other information. Despite our efforts to protect our proprietary rights, third parties may, in an unauthorized manner, attempt to use, copy or otherwise obtain and market or distribute our intellectual property rights or technology or otherwise develop software or services with the same functionality as our software and services. Litigation may be necessary to enforce the Company’s intellectual property rights and to determine the validity and scope of the proprietary rights of others. Any litigation could result in substantial costs and diversion of management and other resources with no assurance of success and could seriously harm the Company’s business and operating results.

 

U.S. patent filings are intended to provide the holder with a right to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing in the United States the inventions covered by the claims of granted patents. Our patents, including our pending patents, if granted, may be contested, circumvented or invalidated. Moreover, the rights that may be granted in those issued and pending patents may not provide us with proprietary protection or competitive advantages, and we may not be able to prevent third parties from infringing those patents. Therefore, the exact benefits of our issued patents and, if issued, our pending patents and the other steps that we have taken to protect our intellectual property cannot be predicted with certainty.

 

If we infringe on any patents of our competitors, we will be liable for damages and may be enjoined from conducting our proposed business. Further, because our patents do not cover the entirety of our product, someone could use the information and compete with us and we will have no recourse against him.

 

The market for our products and services is evolving rapidly

 

We are engaged in a new and rapidly evolving business, and consequently we may experience rapid shifts in demands for our products and services. These changes in demand may result from a number of factors, including, without limitation, changes in the perceived benefits of or need for our services and the introduction of technology based solutions that supplant the need for professional consulting based services. These changes in demand may adversely impact on our ability to earn revenues and achieve profitability.

 

We face intense competition for our products and services

 

The market for customer experience management solutions is highly competitive, increasingly fragmented, and subject to rapidly changing technology, shifting organizational priorities and requirements, frequent introductions of new products and services, and increased marketing activities of other industry participants. Many of our current competitors have a larger market presence, greater name recognition, access to more potential customers and substantially greater financial, technical, sales and marketing, management, support and other resources than we have, which allows such competitors to respond more quickly than we can to new or changing opportunities and technologies, and to devote greater resources to the marketing, promotion and sale of their products than we can.

 

Additionally, many CRM software companies include customer experience-specific insights as adjunct capabilities to their existing platforms, and others have rebranded their existing CRM software or customer satisfaction research software as customer experience software, which has the potential to create unforeseen competitive barriers and market confusion, which could negatively affect our operations.

 

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Given the growth of customer experience management as a business discipline, we expect that new competitors will continue to enter the customer experience management and on-demand customer experience software markets with competing products and services as the market continues to rapidly develop and mature. We believe it is highly likely that existing and new competitors will rapidly acquire significant market share, which could negatively impact our ability to effectively market, compete and sell our products and services into the markets in which such competitors operate.

 

We have limited access to financing and capital to fund our operations

 

We primarily generate cash to fund our business operations from our business operations. On February 2, 2016, the Company completed a private placement in order to provide additional funds to finance the expansion of our business. However, there is no assurance that our cash from operations will be sufficient to fund our business operations on an ongoing basis or that the proceeds of this private placement will be sufficient to fund our expanded operations. Accordingly, we may require additional financing to continue or expand our operations. We do not have any arrangements in place for any future debt or equity financing and there is no assurance that any financing would be available to us if required.

 

Our inability to generate sufficient cash flows may result in our Company not being able to continue as a going concern.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company had a net loss of $411,073.  In addition, the Company had a net loss of $1,158,854 for the year ended December 31, 2016. These circumstances result in substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company's ability to continue to generate sufficient revenues to operate profitably or raise additional capital through debt financing and/or through sales of common shares.

 

The failure to achieve the necessary levels of profitability or obtain the additional funding would be detrimental to the Company. The Company’s financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Because we have only four officers and three directors who are responsible for our managerial and organizational structure, there may not be effective disclosure and accounting controls to comply with applicable laws and regulations which could result in fines, penalties and assessments against us.

 

We have only three officers and three directors. These persons are responsible for our managerial and organizational structure, which include preparation of disclosure and accounting controls under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. As such, they are responsible for the administration of the Company’s internal controls. Should they not properly administer the Company’s internal controls, we may be subject to sanctions and fines by the SEC.

 

As of December 31, 2017, management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and concluded that, during the period covered by this report, such internal controls and procedures were not effective to detect the inappropriate application of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Management determined that this was due to deficiencies that existed in the design or operation of our internal controls over financial reporting that adversely affected our internal controls and that may be considered to be material weaknesses. See Item 9A Controls and Procedures – Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for more information. Although management has taken steps in 2018 to address the deficiencies in our internal controls, the Company currently does not have sufficient internal controls over financial reporting which could limit investment in the Company’s securities and expose the Company to SEC fines or administrative sanctions.

 

There is no assurance that we will be able to update our Touchpoint Mapping software or our McorpCX | Persona solution to incorporate features that our customers and potential customers require

 

Any enhancements to our Touchpoint Mapping software and our McorpCX | Persona solution will be based on our understanding of the features that potential customers will require. However, there is no assurance that any enhancements we incorporate into updated Touchpoint Mapping or McorpCX | Persona software will provide our customers and potential customers with the features and functionality that they require. Accordingly, there is no assurance that we will be able to achieve material sales of our Touchpoint Mapping or McorpCX | Persona software on a stand-alone basis once further development is completed.

 

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There are legal restrictions on the resale of our shares of common stock, including penny stock regulations under the United States federal securities laws. These restrictions may adversely affect the ability to resell our shares of common stock.

 

We anticipate that our common shares will continue to be subject to the penny stock rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These rules regulate broker/dealer practices for transactions in “penny stocks.” Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00. The penny stock rules require broker/dealers to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document that provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker/dealer must also provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker/dealer and its salesperson and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. The bid and offer quotations and the broker/dealer and salesperson compensation information must be given to the customer orally or in writing prior to completing the transaction and must be given to the customer in writing before or with the customer’s confirmation. In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction, the broker and/or dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. The transaction costs associated with penny stocks are high, reducing the number of broker-dealers who may be willing to engage in the trading of our shares. These additional penny stock disclosure requirements are burdensome and may reduce all of the trading activity in the market for our common stock. As long as the common stock is subject to the penny stock rules, our shareholders may find it more difficult to sell their shares.

 

Our future sales of our common stock could cause our share price to decline.

 

There is no contractual restriction on our ability to issue additional shares of our common stock. We cannot predict the effect, if any, that market sales of our common stock or the availability of shares for sale will have on the market price prevailing from time to time. Sales by us of our common stock in the public market, or the perception that such sales may occur, could cause the trading price of our common stock to decrease or to be lower than it might be in the absence of those sales or perceptions.

 

The market price of our common stock may be volatile.

 

The trading price of our shares of common stock may be highly volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations in response to various factors. Some of the factors that may cause the market price of our shares of common stock to fluctuate include:

 

 

Fluctuations in our quarterly financial results or the quarterly financial results of companies perceived to be similar to us;

 

 

Changes in estimates of our financial results or recommendations by securities analysts;

 

 

Failure of any of our products to achieve or maintain market acceptance;

 

 

Changes in market valuations of similar companies;

 

 

Significant products, contracts, acquisitions or strategic alliances of our competitors;

 

 

Success of competing products or services;

 

 

Changes in our capital structure, such as future issuances of securities or the incurrence of additional debt;

 

 

Regulatory developments;

 

 

Litigation involving our Company, our general industry or both;

 

 

Additions or departures of key personnel;

 

 

Investors’ general perception of us; and

 

 

Changes in general economic, industry and market conditions.

 

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Failures or security breaches of our information technology systems could disrupt our operations and negatively impact our business.

 

We use information technologies to securely manage our operations and various business functions. We rely on various technologies to process, store and report on our business and to communicate electronically between our employees, consultants and customers. We also use information technologies to process financial information and results of operations for internal reporting purposes and to comply with regulatory, legal and tax requirements. Despite our security design and controls, and those of our third party providers, our information technology systems may be vulnerable to a variety of interruptions, including during the process of upgrading or replacing software, databases or components thereof, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, telecommunications failures, computer viruses, cyber-attacks, hackers, unauthorized access attempts and other security issues or may be breached due to employee error, malfeasance or other disruptions. Any such interruption or breach could result in operational disruptions or the misappropriation of sensitive data that could subject us to civil and criminal penalties, litigation or have a negative impact on our reputation. There can be no assurance that such disruptions or misappropriations and the resulting repercussions will not negatively impact our cash flows and materially affect our results of operations or financial condition.

 

Limited liability of the Company’s executive officers and directors may discourage stockholders from bringing a lawsuit against them.

 

The Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws contain provisions that limit the liability of directors for monetary damages and provide for indemnification of officers and directors. These provisions may discourage stockholders from bringing a lawsuit against officers and directors for breaches of fiduciary duty and may also reduce the likelihood of derivative litigation against officers and directors even though such action, if successful, might otherwise have benefited the stockholders. In addition, a stockholder’s investment in the Company may be adversely affected to the extent that costs of settlement and damage awards against officers or directors are paid by the Company under the indemnification provisions of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

 

Under the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Company, we may indemnify an officer or director who is made a party to any proceeding, including a lawsuit, because of his or her position, if he or she acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in our best interest. We may also advance expenses incurred in defending a proceeding. To the extent that the officer or director is successful on the merits in a proceeding as to which he or she is to be indemnified, we must indemnify him or her against all expenses incurred, including attorney's fees. With respect to a derivative action, indemnity may be made only for expenses actually and reasonably incurred in defending the proceeding, and if the officer or director is judged liable, only by a court order. The indemnification is intended to be to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of California.

 

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ITEM 1B.

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS.

 

None.

 

 

ITEM 2.

PROPERTIES.

 

Our corporate headquarters, located at 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105 is a leased space, which we lease on a month-to-month basis for $129 a month. The Company also leases office space in San Anselmo, California. We lease the San Anselmo office located at 251 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., pursuant to a lease effective through March 2020 with monthly rental payments of $2,362. Effective January 1, 2017, the Company entered into a second lease for a facility in the same building with a 12-month term which ended on December 31, 2017 with monthly rent of $1,375. This lease was not renewed after the original term date of December 31, 2017.

 

In 2007, we completed the purchase of an undeveloped tract of real property located in the unincorporated area of Blue Lakes, County of Lake, California. The real property contains five acres of land. It has no fixtures or improvements located thereon. The purchase price was $85,000 and it is carried on our books for this amount and is included in the long term assets classification of our balance sheet as “Property and equipment, net.” The real property is not used by us for our operations. It is currently unencumbered, unoccupied, remains undeveloped and unimproved.

 

We believe that our existing facilities and offices are adequate to meet our current requirements. If we require additional space, we believe that we will be able to obtain such space on acceptable, commercially reasonable terms.

 

 

ITEM 3.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.  

 

Although the Company from time to time may be involved with disputes, claims and litigation related to the conduct of its business, there are no material legal proceedings pending to which the Company is a party or to which any of its property is subject, and the Company’s management does not know of any such action being contemplated.

 

 

ITEM 4.

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.  

 

None.

 

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5.

MARKET FOR OUR COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES.

 

Our common stock is traded in the United States on the OTCQB, operated by the OTC Markets Group. Our symbol is “MCCX.” Additionally, on February 2, 2016, the Company’s shares of common stock became listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the symbol “MCX”. On March 6, 2018 the closing price of our common stock was $0.20 on the OTCQB.

  

The following table shows the quarterly range of high and low bid information for our common stock over the fiscal quarters for the last two fiscal years as quoted on the OTCQB. We obtained the following high and low bid information from the OTCQB. These over-the-counter market quotations reflect inter-dealer prices without retail mark-up, mark-down or commission, and may not represent actual transactions.

 

Fiscal Year – 2017

High Bid

Low Bid

 

   
 

Fourth Quarter:  10/01/17 to 12/31/17

$0.31

$0.31

 

Third Quarter:  07/01/17 to 09/30/17

$0.31

$0.31

 

Second Quarter:  04/01/17 to 06/30/17

$0.31

$0.31

 

First Quarter:  01/01/17 to 03/31/17

$0.88

$0.31

       
       

Fiscal Year – 2016

High Bid

Low Bid

 

   
 

Fourth Quarter:  10/01/16 to 12/31/16

$0.90

$0.51

 

Third Quarter:  07/01/16 to 09/30/16

$1.02

$0.51

 

Second Quarter:  04/01/16 to 06/30/16

$2.49

$1.01

 

First Quarter:  01/01/16 to 03/31/16

$2.50

$1.26

 

 

Holders

 

There are 47 holders of record for our common stock as of March 6, 2018 and there are a total of 20,426,158 shares of common stock outstanding as of such date. As some of our shares of common stock are held in “street name” by brokers on behalf of shareholders, we are unable to estimate the total number of beneficial holders of our common stock represented by these record holders.

 

Dividends

 

We have not declared any cash dividends, nor do we currently intend to do so. We are not subject to any legal restrictions respecting the payment of dividends, except that they may not be paid to render us insolvent. Dividend policy will be based on our cash resources and capital business requirements. It is anticipated that all available cash will be needed for our operations in the foreseeable future.

 

Section 15(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Since our shares of common stock are considered to be “penny stocks” under Rule 3a51-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the provisions of Section 15(h) of the Exchange Act and the rules promulgated thereunder are applicable to brokers and dealers who engage in transactions in our shares. Section 15(h) provides, among other things, that a broker-dealer engaging in a transaction in our shares of common stock must (1) approve the customer for the specific transaction and receive from the customer a written agreement to the transaction; (2) furnish the customer a disclosure document describing: (i) the risks of investing in penny stocks in both public offerings and secondary trading, (ii) the broker/dealer’s duties to the customer and of the rights of remedies available to customers with respect to violations of these duties, (iii) terms important to in understanding of the function of the penny stock market, such as bid and offer quotes, and (iv) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ‘s toll free telephone number for information on the disciplinary history of broker/dealers and their associated persons; (3) disclose to the customer the current market quotation for our common stock; (4) disclose to the customer the number of shares to which such market prices apply, or other comparable information relating to the depth and liquidity of the market for such stock; and (5) disclose to the customer the amount of compensation the firm and its broker will receive for the trade. In addition, after executing the sale, a broker-dealer must send to its customer monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account. Consequently, the Section 15(h) and the rules promulgated thereunder may affect the ability of broker/dealers to sell our shares of common stock and also may affect a shareholder’s ability to sell shares of our common stock in the secondary market.

 

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Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

The following table presents information as of December 31, 2017 with respect to compensation plans under which shares of our common stock may be issued.

 

 

 

 

Number of securities

 

Number of securities to

Weighted-average

remaining available for

 

be issued upon exercise

exercise price of

future issuance under

 

of outstanding options,

outstanding options,

equity compensation plans

 

warrants and rights

warrants and rights

(excluding securities

Plan category

(a)

(b)

in column (a)) (c)

  

   

[1]

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

1,350,000

$0.60

692,616

 

     

Equity compensation plans not approved by securities holders

None

None

None

  

     

Total

1,350,000

$0.60

692,616

 

[1] The aggregate number of shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the Company’s Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) is fixed at 10% of the total number of issued and outstanding shares from time to time, such that the shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the Plan will increase automatically with increases in the total number of Shares issued and outstanding.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

None.

 

Purchases of Equity Securities

 

During the three months ended December 31, 2017, there were no purchases of shares of common stock made by, or on behalf of, the Company or any "affiliated purchaser," as defined by Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act.

 

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ITEM 6.

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 

 

ITEM 7.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION.

 

Cautionary Statement

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis includes a number of forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words like: “believe,” “expect,” “plan”, “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “project,” “will,” “predicts,” “seeks,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” “should” and similar expressions, or words which, by their nature, refer to future events. You should not place undue certainty on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this Form 10-K. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or from our predictions. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a customer experience (CX) management solutions company dedicated to helping organizations improve customer experiences, increase customer loyalty, reduce costs and increase revenue. We believe that delivering better customer experiences is a powerful, sustainable way for any organization to differentiate from their competition. As such, we are engaged in the business of developing and delivering technology-enabled products and professional services that are designed to help corporations improve their customer listening and customer experience management capabilities with the goal of helping them design and deliver better experiences for their customers.

 

Our primary source of revenue is derived from our consulting services which are intended to help primarily large and medium sized organizations plan, design and deliver better customer experiences in order to maximize their return on investment, improve efficiency, and increase the adoption of our products and services. Our services offered include a range of customer experience management consulting services in the areas of research, strategy development, planning, education, training and best practices, as well as providing customer-centric strategies and implementation roadmaps in support of these strategies.

 

Our products include on-demand “cloud based” customer experience management software such as Touchpoint Mapping® On-Demand (also marketed as McorpCX | Insights), referred to as “Touchpoint Mapping”, and McorpCX | Persona.

 

Touchpoint Mapping is a research-based online Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) solution designed to provide insights to organizations that can help them improve customer and employee experience, brand, and loyalty. It is designed to be a solution for customer-centric organizations to measure and gather customer data across all their touchpoints, channels and interactions with their customers.

 

McorpCX | Persona, another online SaaS solution, is designed for developing and managing customer persona, as well as automating the currently manual process of developing, managing and sharing persona across corporations. It is designed to help customer-centric businesses and the agencies and consultancies that serve them to better understand, connect with and serve their customers.

 

There are many potential unforeseen and significant market and competitive risks associated our current products and services. Though we released the first version of Touchpoint Mapping in 2013, and we released the first version of McorpCX | Persona in 2016, neither product has generated significant sales revenue to date, and we cannot predict the timing or probability of generating material sales revenue from either of them.

 

As of the date of this report, we have yet to engage the necessary sales and marketing staff or the capabilities required to identify, develop, and close material product sales opportunities, and currently lack sufficient resources to market and sell our products in the manner which we believe is required to achieve our product sales and revenue growth objectives. It is our expectation that numerous unforeseen challenges will be encountered as we continue to develop, market, distribute and sell our products and services.

 

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We cannot assure you that we will be able to compete successfully against current or potential competitors, or that competition will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and operations.

 

Sources of Revenue

 

Our revenue consists primarily of professional and consulting services, as well as software-enabled product sales and other revenues. Consulting services include customer experience management consulting in the areas of strategy development, planning, education, training and program design, and includes the articulation of customer-centric strategies and implementation roadmaps in support of these strategies. Product revenue is from productized and software-enabled service sales not elsewhere classified, while other revenue includes reimbursement of related travel costs and out-of-pocket expenses.

 

The consulting services are contracted under master terms and conditions with statements of work (“SOW”) defined for each project. A typical consulting SOW will span a period of 60-180 days and will usually be billed to the client based on certain milestones being achieved throughout the SOW. The company recognizes revenue based upon a percentage of completion of each SOW during each project. In addition, we typically incur travel other miscellaneous expenses during work on each SOW which we bill to our clients for reimbursement. The travel and miscellaneous expenses are recognized in revenue on a percentage of work complete basis.

 

While our plan of operations is based on enhancing our service revenue by cross-selling our products to clients in complement to our consulting services to establish more recurring SaaS subscription fees, we anticipate that fees for professional and consulting services will remain our most significant revenue source in the foreseeable future. We have not obtained material stand-alone sales commitments for Touchpoint Mapping® On-Demand or McorpCX | Persona, and do not anticipate being able to do so until we engage the necessary sales and marketing staff to develop and execute product sales opportunities. During the second half of 2017, we stopped further development of our software in order to re-assess the product roadmap to better define the future direction of our software platform.

 

Subscription agreements for our software solutions have been offered as monthly term agreements which contain a minimum commitment period of at least 12 months, and which have included related setup, upgrades, hosting and support. Professional services have included consulting fees related to implementation, customization, configuration, training and other services.

 

Based on data gathered during the implementation stage of on-demand software and software-enabled services engagements, we believe that the average time it will take our clients from placing an order to live deployment of our products is between 30 and 45 days. We typically invoice clients upon inception of subscription agreements for setup and total subscription fees contracted over the term of the agreements, with payment due within 30 days. We then recognize the subscription fee revenue straight-line over the life of the agreement with any associated professional services or separate set-up fee revenue recognized on a percent of project completion basis.

 

Professional services related to the subscription agreements are invoiced at the inception of the professional services agreement at a negotiated percentage of total fees, often but not exclusively one-third or one-half of the total estimated professional services fees, with the balance of payments due over the duration of the contract as project milestones are met. Amounts invoiced are recorded in accounts receivable and deferred revenue or revenue, depending on whether revenue recognition criteria have been met. 

 

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Operating Expenses

 

Cost of Goods Sold 

 

Cost of goods sold has historically consisted primarily of expenses directly related to providing professional and consulting services. Those expenses include contract labor, third-party services, and materials and travel expenses related to providing professional services to our clients. Costs of goods also includes product-related hosting and monitoring costs, licenses for products embedded in the application, amortization of capitalized software development costs, related sales commissions, service support, account and subscription management, as applicable.

   

Should our client base grow, we intend to continue to invest additional resources in our hosting, technical support and professional services capabilities, as well as our utilization of third-party licensed software. 

 

General and Administrative Expenses 

 

General and administrative expenses consist primarily of salary and related expenses for management, client delivery, finance and accounting, and sales and marketing personnel. Expenses also include contract services, as well as marketing and promotion costs, professional fees, software license fee expenses, administrative costs, insurance, rent and a portion of travel expenses and other overhead, which are categorized as “other general and administrative expenses” in our financial statements. In addition, the other general and administrative expenses include the professional fees, filing, and registration costs necessary to meet the requirements associated with having to file reports with the SEC under the Exchange Act as well as having our stock listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada and the OTCQB venture marketplace in the United States

 

Sales and marketing expenses are currently reflected in salaries and wages, commissions, contract labor, sales, marketing and promotion, and other related overhead expense categories. Since we currently recognize revenue over the term of the subscriptions or professional services engagements, we expect to experience a delay between increases in selling and marketing expenses and the recognition of revenue. We expect to continue to incur significant sales and marketing expenses in both absolute dollars and as a percentage of expenses as we seek to increase the level of our sales and marketing activities. We expect that total general and administrative expenses will increase as we continue to add resources in connection with the growth of our business.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and related disclosures. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis.

 

Our estimates are based on historical experience and various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Our actual results could differ from these estimates. We believe that the assumptions and estimates associated with revenue recognition, income taxes, stock-based compensation, research and development costs and impairment of long-lived assets have the greatest potential impact on our financial statements. Therefore, we consider these to be our critical accounting policies and estimates.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

We enter into arrangements with multiple-deliverables that generally include nonrefundable setup fees, subscription fees, professional services and consulting fees. We account for multiple-element arrangements by following ASC 605-25, Revenue Recognition: Multiple-Element Arrangements, as amended by Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2009-13, Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements.

 

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Under the accounting guidance, in order to treat deliverables in a multiple-deliverable arrangement as separate units of accounting, the deliverables must have standalone value upon delivery. To date, we have concluded that subscription services and the associated nonrefundable setup fees do not have standalone value as such services are not sold separately, while professional services and consulting fees included in multiple-deliverable arrangements executed have standalone value as they are often sold separately and will have value to the customer on a standalone basis.

 

Under the accounting guidance, when multiple-deliverables included in an arrangement are separated into different units of accounting, the arrangement consideration is allocated to the identified separate units based on a relative selling price hierarchy. We determine the relative selling price for a deliverable based on its vendor-specific objective evidence of selling price (“VSOE”), if available, third-party evidence (“TPE”), if VSOE is not available; and our best estimate of selling price (“BESP”), if neither VSOE nor TPE is available. Due to the relatively recent introduction of the Touchpoint Mapping® On-Demand, and its related services, and due to differences in our service offerings compared to other parties and the lack of availability of relevant third-party pricing information, we have determined that VSOE and TPE are not practical alternatives. Therefore, the Company uses BESP to determine selling price of significant deliverables.

 

We determine BESP by considering our overall pricing objectives and market conditions. Significant pricing practices taken into consideration include our discounting practices, the size and volume of our transactions, the customer demographic and our market strategy. The determination of BESP is made through consultation with and approval by management, taking into consideration our market strategy. As our market strategy evolves, we may modify our pricing practices in the future, which could result in changes in relative selling prices, including BESP. Revenue recognition requires judgment, including whether the arrangement includes multiple elements, and if so, whether VSOE or TPE of fair value exists for those elements. A portion of revenue may be recorded as unearned due to undelivered elements. Changes to the elements in a software arrangement, the ability to identify VSOE, TPE or BESP for those elements, and the fair value of the respective elements could materially impact the amount of earned and unearned revenue. Judgment is also required to assess whether future releases of certain software represent new products or upgrades and enhancements to existing products. Variations in the actual outcome of these variables could materially impact our financial statements.

 

Income Taxes

 

No provision for income taxes at this time is being made due to the offset of cumulative net operating losses. A full valuation allowance has been established for deferred tax assets based on a “more likely than not” threshold. The ability to realize deferred tax assets depends on our ability to generate sufficient taxable income within the carry forward periods provided under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and the rules promulgated thereunder. While the Company’s statutory tax rate can vary depending on taxable income level, the effective tax rate is currently 0% mostly because of the valuation allowance described above. The Company does not have any material uncertainties with respect to its provisions for income taxes.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date using a Black-Scholes valuation model and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period. Determining the fair value of stock-based awards at the grant date requires judgment and assumptions, including expected volatility. In addition, judgment is also required in estimating the amount of stock-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. If actual results differ significantly from these estimates, stock-based compensation expense and our results of operations could be impacted.

 

Research and Development Costs 

 

Costs incurred to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) products and technology enabled services consist of external direct costs of materials and services and payroll and payroll-related costs for employees who directly devote time to the project. Research and development costs incurred during the preliminary project stage were expensed as incurred. Capitalization begins when technological feasibility is established. Costs incurred during the operating stage of the software application relating to upgrades and enhancements are capitalized to the extent that they result in the extended life of the product. All other costs are expensed as incurred. Amortization of software development costs commences when the product is available for general release to customers. The capitalized costs are amortized on a straight line basis over the three year expected useful life of the software.

 

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate an asset’s carrying value may not be recoverable. If such circumstances are present, we assess the recoverability of the long-lived assets by comparing the carrying value to the undiscounted future cash flows associated with the related assets. If the future net undiscounted cash flows are less than the carrying value of the assets, the assets are considered impaired and an expense, equal to the amount required to reduce the carrying value of the assets to the estimated fair value, is recorded in the statements of operations. Significant judgment is required to estimate the amount and timing of future cash flows and the relative risk of achieving those cash flows.

 

Assumptions and estimates about future values and remaining useful lives are complex and often subjective. They can be affected by a variety of factors, including external factors such as industry and economic trends, and internal factors such as changes in our business strategy and our internal forecasts. Impairment charges could materially decrease our future net income and result in lower asset values on our balance sheet.

 

Results of Operations

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Revenue

  $ 2,514,014     $ 1,637,671     $ 876,343       54 %

 

Overall the 54% increase in year over year revenue was attributed to a 61% increase in consulting services revenue and a 12% increase in products and other revenue in 2017 compared to the prior year. The increase in consulting services revenue from $1,388,892 in 2016 to $2,235,007 in 2017 was primarily the result of increased revenues from both new clients as well as from existing clients in 2017 compared to 2016, which we believe were mostly the result of our continued marketing efforts related to attracting new clients and from cross-selling different services to our existing clients. The increase in product and other revenue from $248,779 in 2016 to $279,007 in 2017 was largely attributed to increased ancillary services we provided in connection with our consulting services and our SaaS product revenue in which the SaaS software product revenue was $57,517 in 2017 compared with $105,032 in 2016. 

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Cost of Goods Sold

  $ 1,120,306     $ 483,420     $ 636,886       132 %

 

Cost of goods sold increased by $636,886 for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to 2016 due primarily to increased resources required to support the increase in consulting services revenue during the current year. In 2017, our labor costs increased by $453,057 compared to the prior year mainly as a result of the Company’s need to contract outside services to assist with delivery of our consulting services in 2017. There was also an increase in reimbursable expenses of $124,137 for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to the prior year, which was related to an increase in travel and miscellaneous expenses associated with the delivery of the increased consulting services in 2017. We also recorded $190,735 in amortization of capitalized software development costs for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $106,238 in costs related to software amortization for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Net Operating Income (Loss)

  $ (389,457 )   $ (1,105,603 )   $ 716,146       (65% )

 

For the year ended December 31, 2017 we had a net operating loss of $389,457 compared to a net operating loss of $1,105,603 for the year ended December 31, 2016. During 2017, we focused on growing our consulting services operations through increased business development activities, which when combined with various cost containment measures helped contribute to a $716,146 reduction in net loss in 2017 compared to the previous year. Further, EBITDA increased by $776,177 to ($175,496) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 compared to ($951,673) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016. A significant portion of the Company’s operating expenses are directly related to the costs associated with meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V”) in Canada as well as the public reporting requirements under the Exchange Act in the United States. In 2017, the Company spent $270,162 which was significantly down from $459,694 in 2016 on expenses directly related to maintaining its listing on the TSX-V and compliance with the Exchange Act reporting requirements.

 

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We consider EBITDA to be a meaningful supplement to net income (loss) as a performance measure primarily because depreciation and amortization expenses are not an actual cash costs, and interest and tax expenses are not related to our direct operating activities. In addition, we believe EBITDA is commonly used by investors and other interested parties to evaluate our financial performance. EBITDA does not reflect the impact of a number of items that affect our net income (loss), including financing costs. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) or income (loss) from operations as a measure of performance, or as an alternative to net cash from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is an internal measure and therefore may not be comparable to other companies. EBITDA has significant limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are that EBITDA does not reflect: (i) our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (ii) changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs; and (iii) the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our outstanding debt (if any). Because of these limitations, EBITDA should only be considered as a supplemental performance measure and should not be considered as a measure of liquidity or cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Because all companies do not calculate EBITDA in the same manner, EBITDA as calculated by us may differ from EBITDA as calculated by other companies. We compensate for these limitations by using EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our performance and by relying primarily on our GAAP financial statements.

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA for the periods indicated:

 

   

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 
                 

Net Income (Loss)

  $ (411,073 )   $ (1,158,854 )

Depreciation and Amortization

    (226,599 )     (191,652 )

Interest expense

    (8,978 )     (15,529 )
                 

EBITDA

  $ (175,496 )   $ (951,673 )

 

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Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Salaries and Wages

  $ 952,653     $ 1,061,755     $ (109,102 )     (10.28% )

 

Salaries and wages decreased by $109,000 during the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 2016 mostly as a result of a decrease of $180,000 in officer salaries, employee wages, and other employee expenses in 2017 primarily due to fewer full time employees, combined with a decrease in stock-based compensation expense of $137,000 mostly as a result of the Company not granting any options to employees in 2017, being partially offset by a $208,000 decrease in the amount of software development salaries and wages that were capitalized during the current year.

 

Software development costs decreased for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 2016 primarily due to the decision to curtail additional development in the second half of 2017. The aggregate cost for independent software designers, developers, programmers and project management professionals was $73,000 and $214,000 for year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, while capitalization of a certain portion of salaries and wages associated with software development totaled $21,000 and $229,000 for year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. 

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Contract Services

  $ 87,336     $ 152,530     $ (65,194 )     (42.74% )

 

Contract services expenses decreased during the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 2016 primarily due to decreases in corporate and investor relations, accounting, business development and sales, product development and marketing expenses in 2017 partially offset by increases in administrative costs.

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Other General and Administrative

  $ 743,176     $ 1,045,569     $ (302,393 )     (28.92% )

 

Other general and administrative costs decreased for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 2016 primarily due to $152,000 in professional fees associated with our listing on the TSX-V and the closing of our private placement in February 2016. Other decreases in 2017 compared to 2016 included $89,000 in administration costs related primarily to human resource and recruiting expenses, website development, investor relations, and license fees. There were also decreases of $55,000 in sales, marketing, and promotion expenses, $3,000 in travel, meals, and entertainment expenses and decreased aggregate expenses of $30,000 across all of the following categories: computers and software, dues and subscriptions, and rent during 2017 compared to 2016. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in insurance expense of $27,000.

 

   

Year Ended

   

Change from

   

Percent Change

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

Prior Year

   

from Prior Year

 

Other Income/Expense

  $ (12,638 )   $ (37,722 )   $ 25,084       (66.50% )

 

Other expenses decreased in 2017 compared to 2016 primarily due to a loss on impairment of an intangible asset in the amount of $42,000 in the prior year being partially offset by decreases in interest income of $13,000 resulting from redemption of investment securities in the prior year and an increase in state income tax expense of $3,000 in the current year. The remaining immaterial difference is due to the net effect of fluctuating foreign currency gains and losses associated with the revaluation of a promissory note from Canadian dollars to United States dollars in 2017.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We measure our liquidity in a variety of ways, including the following:

 

   

December 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1,616,076     $ 1,925,744  

Working capital

  $ 1,584,528     $ 1,764,629  

 

Anticipated Uses of Cash

 

As at December 31, 2017, our cash and cash equivalents and working capital had decreased to $1,616,076 and $1,584,528, respectively, from $1,925,744 and $1,764,629 as at December 31, 2016. The closing of a private placement of our common stock in February 2016 for proceeds of $2,745,000 was the primary driver behind higher cash and working capital amounts in 2016.

 

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016, we were able to finance our operations, including capital expenditures for infrastructure, product development and marketing activities with cash generated through operating activities, and cash on hand. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

 

In 2017, our primary areas of investment were professional staff to support our consulting services and manage our SaaS product business, including client relationship management, product development, staff sales and marketing activities.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2017, we focused primary uses of cash on activities related to growing our consulting business and software product and related services business while working to implement on expense control procedures. Management believes that its focus on expense controls in 2017 was one of the main reasons the Company was able to reduce cash used in operations from $777,242 in 2016 to $149,295 in 2017. We intend to continue to focus on expense control procedures and new business development activities in 2018.

 

We currently plan to fund our expenditures with cash flows generated from ongoing operations and/or if needed, the possibility may exist to raise additional capital through debt financing and/or through sales of common stock. We do not intend to pay dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

We continue to seek ways to expand upon our business and as such, in the future we may make acquisitions of businesses or assets or commitments to additional capital projects. To achieve the long-term goals of expanding our assets and earnings, including through acquisitions, capital resources will be required. Depending on the size of a transaction, the capital resources that will be required can be substantial. The necessary resources will be generated from cash flow from operations, cash on hand, borrowing against our assets or the issuance of securities.

 

22

 

 

Debt Obligations

 

On September 7, 2011, we executed a $50,000 note with McLellan Investment Corporation, an unrelated party. The note was structured to incur a balloon payment of the principal and 4% APR non-compounding accrued interest which was paid in full just prior to its amended maturity date of December 31, 2016. As such, as of December 31, 2016 and 2017, there was no principal and accrued interest outstanding.

 

On September 16, 2011, a $100,000 CAD note was executed with an individual, a 1.86% shareholder. The note is structured to incur a balloon payment of the principal and 4% APR non-compounding accrued interest on its amended maturity date of October 31, 2017. Effective October 31, 2016 the note's previous maturity date of September 16, 2016 was amended to extend the maturity date to October 31, 2017. In October 2017, $66,217 was paid to the note holder and the remaining balance of $8,169 was paid in February 2018 fully satisfying the debt. The balance of $8,169 is presented under notes payable on the balance sheet as of December 31, 2017 and no fees or penalties were incurred by the Company. We have recorded foreign currency losses of $4,047 and $3,711 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to the revaluation of this note's principal from CAD to USD.

 

Cash Flow for the Years Ended December 31, 2017 and 2016

 

Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities decreased to $149,295 for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $777,242 for the year ended December 31, 2016. This decrease in cash used by operating activities was attributable primarily to an $747,781 decrease in net losses in 2017 compared to 2016 being partially offset with cash used in connection with increased accounts receivables in the current year compared to the previous year, as well as a decrease in cash provided in connection with stock compensation expense in 2017 compared to the prior year.

 

Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”), which the Company defines as the average number of days it takes to collect revenue once a sale has been made, increased in 2017 compared to the prior year. During the year ended December 31, 2017, DSO was approximately 40 days, up from approximately 7 days during the year ended December 31, 2016. This decrease mainly resulted from a higher accounts receivable balance at the end of 2017 compared to 2016. This increase in account receivable was largely attributed to much higher revenue in the fourth quarter of 2017 of $966,674 compared to the same period in 2016 of $363,362. DSO can fluctuate due to the timing and nature of contracts that lead to up-front billings related to deferred revenue on services not yet performed.

 

Investing Activities. Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 decreased to $94,156 compared to $484,747 in net cash used in investing activities for 2016 that resulted in a $390,591 reduction in capital expenditures, mostly related to reduced capitalized development costs.

 

Financing Activities. Net cash (used in) and provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 amounted to ($66,217) and $2,695,000, respectively. Cash provided in the prior year was the result of a private placement of our common stock completed in February 2016.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We did not have any off balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2017.

 

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Contractual Obligations

 

We lease two facilities in northern California, under operating leases one expiring in 2018 and the other in 2020. We do not have any debt capital lease obligations. As of December 31, 2017, the following table summarizes our contractual obligation under the foregoing lease agreement and the effect such obligation is expected to have on our liquidity and cash flow in future periods:

 

2018   $ 28,339  
2019     28,339  
2020     7,085  
2021     -  
2022     -  
Total minimum lease payments   $ 63,763  

 

The operating lease obligations presented reflect future minimum lease payments due under the non-cancelable portions of our operating lease.

 

 

ITEM 7A.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information under this item.

 

 

ITEM 8.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA.

 

MCORPCX, INC.

 

INDEX TO THE FINANCIALS

 

  

Index

  

  

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

F-1

  

  

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

  

  

Balance Sheets

F-2

  

Statements of Operations

F-3

  

Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity 

F-4

  

Statements of Cash Flows

F-5

  

  

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

F-6

 

 

24

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of

McorpCX, Inc.

San Francisco, CA 

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of McorpCX, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related statements of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 2017 and 2016, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern Matter

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 12 to the financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and negative operating cash flows that raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 12. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

 

/s/ MaloneBailey, LLP

www.malonebailey.com

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2015.

Houston, Texas

March 28, 2018

 

F-1

 

 

 

McorpCX, Inc.

Balance Sheets

 

   

December 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1,616,076     $ 1,925,744  

Accounts receivable

    274,785       31,889  

Total current assets

    1,890,861       1,957,633  

Long term assets:

               

Property and equipment, net

    86,551       95,704  

Capitalized software development costs, net

    301,574       398,506  

Intangible assets, net

    6,250       32,906  

Other assets

    27,137       21,606  

Total assets

  $ 2,312,373     $ 2,506,355  
                 

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

               

Liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 218,107     $ 67,051  

Deferred revenue

    80,057       51,029  

Notes payable

    8,169       74,386  

Other current liabilities

    -       538  

Total current liabilities

    306,333       193,004  

Total liabilities

    306,333       193,004  

Shareholders' equity:

               

Common stock, $0 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 20,426,158 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016

    -       -  

Additional paid-in capital

    6,428,997       6,325,235  

Accumulated deficit

    (4,422,957 )     (4,011,884 )

Total shareholders' equity

    2,006,040       2,313,351  

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

  $ 2,312,373     $ 2,506,355  

 

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

 

F-2

 

 

 

McorpCX, Inc.

Statements of Operations

 

   

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

Revenue, net

               

Consulting services

  $ 2,235,007     $ 1,388,892  

Products and other

    279,007       248,779  

Total revenue, net

    2,514,014       1,637,671  

Cost of goods sold

               

Labor

    668,732       215,676  

Products and other

    451,574       267,744  

Total cost of goods sold

    1,120,306       483,420  

Gross profit

    1,393,708       1,154,251  

Expenses

               

Salaries and wages

    952,653       1,061,755  

Contract services

    87,336       152,530  

Other general and administrative

    743,176       1,045,569  

Total expenses

    1,783,165       2,259,854  
                 

Net operating loss

    (389,457 )     (1,105,603 )
                 

Interest expense

    (8,978 )     (15,529 )
                 

Other income (expense)

    (12,638 )     (37,722 )
                 

Loss before income taxes

    (411,073 )     (1,158,854 )
                 

Income tax provision

    -       -  
                 

Net loss

  $ (411,073 )   $ (1,158,854 )
                 

Net loss per share-basic and diluted

  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.06 )
                 

Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic and diluted

    20,426,158       20,106,158  

 

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

 

F-3

 

 

 

McorpCX, Inc.

Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity

 

                           

Retained

         
                   

Additional

   

Earnings

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid in

   

(Accumulated

         
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Deficit)

   

Total

 

Balance at December 31, 2015

    16,766,158     $ -     $ 3,339,503     $ (2,853,030 )   $ 486,473  

Stock based compensation - stock options

    -       -       240,732       -       240,732  

Common stock issued for cash

    3,660,000       -       2,745,000       -       2,745,000  

Net loss

    -       -       -       (1,158,854 )     (1,158,854 )

Balance at December 31, 2016

    20,426,158     $ -     $ 6,325,235     $ (4,011,884 )   $ 2,313,351  

Stock based compensation - stock options

    -       -       103,762       -       103,762  

Net loss

    -       -       -       (411,073 )     (411,073 )

Balance at December 31, 2017

    20,426,158     $ -     $ 6,428,997     $ (4,422,957 )   $ 2,006,040  

  

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

 

F-4

 

 

 

McorpCX, Inc.

Statements of Cash Flows

 

   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

               

Net loss

  $ (411,073 )   $ (1,158,854 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations:

               

Depreciation and amortization

    226,599       150,038  

Stock compensation expense

    103,762       240,732  

Impairment loss on write-off of intangible asset

    -       41,614  

Loss on disposal of assets

    298       -  

Unrealized loss on foreign currency transactions

    -       3,557  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable

    (242,896 )     82,916  

Other assets

    (5,531 )     1,935  

Accounts payable

    151,056       (65,995 )

Other current liabilities

    (538 )     (6,180 )

Deferred revenue

    29,028       (67,005 )
                 

Net cash used in operating activities

    (149,295 )     (777,242 )
                 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

               

Equipment purchases

    (2,353 )     (11,226 )

Payments for acquisition of intangible assets

    -       (30,000 )

Proceeds from sale of equipment

    2,000       -  

Capitalized software development costs

    (93,803 )     (443,521 )
                 

Net cash used in investing activities

    (94,156 )     (484,747 )
                 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

               

Repayment of notes payable

    (66,217 )     (50,000 )

Proceeds from private placement of common stock

    -       2,745,000  
                 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (66,217 )     2,695,000  
                 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (309,668 )     1,433,011  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    1,925,744       492,733  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 1,616,076     $ 1,925,744  
                 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

               

Interest paid

    9,474       21,751  

 

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

 

F-5

 

 

MCORPCX, INC.

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2017 & 2016

 

 

Note 1: Organization and Basis of Presentation

 

McorpCX, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company””) was incorporated in the State of California on December 14, 2001. We are a customer experience (CX) management solutions company dedicated to helping organizations improve customer experiences, increase customer loyalty, reduce costs and increase revenue. The Company operated as The Innes Group, Inc., d/b/a MCorp Consulting until filing a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation renaming the Company Touchpoint Metrics, Inc., effective October 18, 2011. During Q1 2015, the Company filed a d/b/a (doing business as) with the State of California Secretary of State to begin doing business as McorpCX. On June 11, 2015, at our Annual General Meeting, shareholders passed a resolution to change the name of the Company to McorpCX, Inc.

 

We are engaged in the business of developing and delivering technology-enabled products and professional services that are designed to help corporations improve their customer listening and customer experience management capabilities. Our products include on-demand “cloud based” customer experience management software such as Touchpoint Mapping® On-Demand (also marketed as McorpCX | Insights), referred to as “Touchpoint Mapping” and McorpCX | Persona. Our professional and related services include a range of customer experience management services such as research, training, strategy consulting and process optimization.

 

 

Note 2: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The financial statements of the Company are presented on the accrual basis. The significant accounting policies followed are described below to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements to the reader.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements is in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. This requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures at the date of the financial statements and during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents 

 

Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of highly liquid investments with original maturity dates of less than three months that are not reported as investments. While the Company may maintain cash and cash equivalents in bank deposit accounts, which at times exceed Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limits, they have not experienced any losses in such accounts.

 

Portions of the bank deposit accounts are held in Canadian banks on a Canadian and US Dollar basis. The balances in these accounts at times exceed Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limits. They have not experienced any losses in these accounts.

 

Management believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.

 

Accounts receivable and allowance for doubtful accounts

 

Accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount, do not require collateral and do not bear interest. The Company estimates its allowance for doubtful accounts by evaluating specific accounts where information indicates the Company’s customers may have an inability to meet financial obligations, such as bankruptcy and significantly aged receivables outstanding. No allowance for doubtful accounts is required to be recognized as of December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

 

F-6

 

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Effective July 1, 2009, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements (ASC 820). ASC 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

 

ASC 820 defines fair value 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. ASC 820 also establishes a fair market hierarchy, which requires the Company to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard describes three levels based on the reliability of the inputs to determine the fair value:

 

Level 1, defined as inputs such as unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and

Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs for use when little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and notes payable. The carrying amount of cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates fair value because of the short-term nature of these items. The Company does not have any financial instruments that are required to be fair valued on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Advertising Expense

 

Advertising is expensed as incurred. There was no advertising expense during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Property, Equipment, and Depreciation

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Betterments, renewals, and extraordinary repairs over $1,000 that extend the life of the assets are capitalized; other repairs and maintenance are expensed. We measure property, plant and equipment, at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The cost and accumulated depreciation applicable to assets retired are removed from the accounts, and the gain or loss on disposition is recognized as other income or expense. Depreciation and amortization is computed on the straight line method over the applicable estimated depreciable life as follows:

 

Depreciable Asset Class

 

Depreciable Life

 

Real Property Improvements (Years)

 

15

 

Computer Equipment (Years)

 

5

 

Furniture and Fixtures (Years)

 

7

 

Leasehold Improvements (Years)

 

Shorter of useful life or term of the lease

 

Machinery and Equipment (Years)

 

7

 

 

Software Development Costs

 

Costs for the development and delivery of the SaaS technology are capitalized once planning is completed and technological feasibility is established.  Costs incurred during the operating stage of the software application relating to upgrades and enhancements are capitalized to the extent that they result in the extended life of the product. All other costs are expensed as incurred. Capitalized costs include only direct external costs of materials and services as well as compensation and benefits for employees directly associated with the software project. Such amounts are included in the accompanying balance sheets under the caption “Capitalized software development costs”.

 

Website Development Costs

 

An update to our existing Company’s website began in September 2014; related costs incurred during the design and production stages of website development were capitalized prior to its go-live date, which occurred in March 2015. Now that the website is live, all capitalized costs will be amortized using straight-line basis over two years, the estimated economic life of the completed website. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, $11,656 and $32,669 of amortization expense was recorded, respectively.

 

Intangibles

 

Intangible assets are periodically reviewed for impairment indicators and tested for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss, if any, would be measured as the excess of the carrying value over the fair value determined by discounted future cash flows.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

We account for share based payments by recognizing compensation expense based upon the estimated fair value of the awards on the date of grant. We determine the estimated grant-date fair value of restricted shares using quoted market prices and the grant-date fair value of stock options using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. In order to calculate the fair value of the options, certain assumptions are made regarding the components of the model, including the estimated fair value of underlying common stock, risk-free interest rate, volatility, expected dividend yield and expected option life. Changes to the assumptions could cause significant adjustments to the valuation. We recognize compensation costs ratably over the period of service using the straight-line method.

 

F-7

 

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Consulting Services

 

Consulting services revenues are the primary source of our revenue and are derived from customer experience management solutions consulting services and software-enabled consulting services. Engagements normally span a period of 45 to 120 days in duration, with revenue recognized as project milestones are achieved and accepted by the customer.

 

Products

 

The Company has a SaaS (Software as a Service) technology offering to complement its consulting services. SaaS is a subscription based offering that may include nonrefundable setup fees, subscription fees, professional services, and consulting fees related to implementation, customization, configuration, training, and other value added services. The company accounts for multiple-element arrangements by following ASC 605-25, Revenue Recognition: Multiple-Element Arrangements, as amended by Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2009-13, Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements. At the inception of the arrangement, and again as each element is delivered, the Company evaluates all deliverables in the offering to determine whether they represent separate units of accounting based on the following criteria: 1) the items have value to the customer on a standalone basis and 2) if the arrangement includes a general right of return relative to the delivered item, delivery or performance of the undelivered item or items is considered probable and substantially in the control of the company.

 

The Company determines the relative selling price for a deliverable based on vendor-specific objective evidence of selling price (“VSOE”), if available, third-party evidence (“TPE”), if VSOE is not available; and best estimate of selling price (“BESP”), if neither VSOE nor TPE is available.

 

VSOE. The Company determines VSOE based on historical pricing and discounting practices for the specific solution when sold separately. In determining VSOE, it is required that a substantial majority of the selling prices for these services fall within a reasonably narrow pricing range. Due to the introduction of new services, the non-refundable set-up fee and the SaaS subscription have not been not historically priced. As a result, VSOE has been used to allocate the selling price of deliverables in limited circumstances.

 

TPE. When VSOE cannot be established for deliverables in multiple element arrangements, the Company applies judgment with respect to whether it can establish selling price based on TPE. TPE is determined based on competitor prices for similar deliverables when sold separately. It has been determined that TPE is not a practical alternative due to differences in service offerings compared to other parties and the availability of relevant third-party pricing information.

 

BESP. When the Company is unable to establish selling price using VSOE or TPE, BESP is used to determine selling price of significant deliverables. The objective of BESP is to determine the price at which the company would transact a sale if the service were sold on a stand-alone basis. The process for determining BESP for deliverables without VSOE or TPE involves management’s judgment. BESP is determined by considering overall pricing objectives and market conditions. Significant pricing practices taken into consideration include the company’s discounting practices, the size and volume of transactions, the customer demographic, and market strategy. If the facts and circumstances underlying the factors considered change or should future facts and circumstances lead the company to consider additional factors, BESPs could change in future periods.

 

The guidance of SEC Codification of Staff Accounting Bulletins Topic 13(A)(3)(f) is followed in accounting for nonrefundable setup fees.  Each of the revenue areas relating to the SaaS offering may or may not be sold as part of a sale to a customer, with the exception of the nonrefundable set-up fee and SaaS technology subscription. Each of the items, except for the set-up fee and SaaS technology subscription, can and often are sold separately and will have value to a customer on a standalone basis. The nonrefundable set-up fee and the SaaS subscription are the only two revenue streams that do not exist without each other. The subscription and services provided are essential to the customer receiving the expected benefit of the set-up fee.  Therefore, the set-up fee is earned and recognized as the related services are delivered and performed over the term of the subscription.

 

SaaS subscriptions are sold with three payment options. The subscription can be paid annually, quarterly, or monthly and are all payable prior to services being provided. The Company determines fair value for the individual elements in these arrangements as the estimated relative selling price charged for each individual element when sold on a standalone basis.

 

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As payments are received, the revenue is reported as unearned revenue on the balance sheet and recognized at the end of each monthly period as service is provided.  The Company measures and allocates the arrangement consideration to the individual elements based on the relative estimated selling price of each item as sold on a standalone basis. The non-refundable setup fees are recognized over the term of the initial subscription period. The professional services and consulting fees included in the offering follow the same revenue recognition process as the consultation and research services.

 

Subscription agreements provide service-level commitments of 99.5% uptime per period, excluding scheduled maintenance and any unavailability caused by defined circumstances beyond reasonable control. Failure to meet this availability commitment requires a credit to qualifying customers equal to the value of the time unavailable, up to a maximum of one month of subscription fees. Reserves equal to the maximum potential credits are recorded on the balance sheet and are treated as a reduction in revenue. Revenue is recorded net of applicable sales, use, and excise taxes.

 

Reimbursed Expenses

 

We classify reimbursed expenses in both other revenues and cost of goods sold in our statements of operations. Other revenue is earned from reimbursable expense revenues that are incidental to the consultation and research efforts. The project related expenses consist of costs incurred by the Company on behalf of the customer. This will generally consist of travel costs or products and services purchased as a convenience for the customer.

 

Income Taxes

 

We use the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial reporting and the tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is provided when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of a deferred tax asset will not be realized.

 

No provision for income taxes at this time is being made due to the offset of cumulative net operating losses. A full valuation allowance has been established for deferred tax assets based on the “more likely than not” threshold. The ability to realize deferred tax assets depends on our ability to generate sufficient taxable income within the carry forward periods provided in the tax law.

 

While the Company’s statutory tax rate approximates 35%, the effective tax rate is 0% due to the effects of the valuation allowance described above. The Company does not have any material uncertainties with respect to its provisions for income taxes.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2014, Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-15, “Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40) Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern” (“ASU 2014-15”). Under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), continuation of a reporting entity as a going concern is presumed as the basis for preparing financial statements unless and until the entity’s liquidation becomes imminent. Preparation of financial statements under this presumption is commonly referred to as the going concern basis of accounting. If and when an entity’s liquidation becomes imminent, financial statements should be prepared under the Liquidation Basis of Accounting. Even if an entity’s liquidation is not imminent, there may be conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. In those situations, financial statements should continue to be prepared under the going concern basis of accounting, but the amendments in ASU 2014-15 require additional disclosure of information about the relevant conditions and events. The amendments in ASU 2014-15 are effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. The Company adopted ASU 2014-15 with no material impact to the financial statements.

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, to reduce complexity in accounting standards involving several aspects of the accounting for employee share-based payment transactions, including (1) the income tax consequences, (2) classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and (3) classification on the statement of cash flows. The amendments will be effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal years, and early adoption is permitted. Amendments related to the timing of when excess tax benefits are recognized, minimum statutory withholding requirements, forfeitures, and intrinsic value should be applied using a modified retrospective transition, amendments related to the presentation of employee taxes paid on the statement of cash flows when an employer withholds shares to meet the minimum statutory withholding requirement should be applied retrospectively, amendments requiring recognition of excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies in the income statement and the practical expedient for estimating expected term should be applied prospectively, and amendments related to the presentation of excess tax benefits on the statement of cash flows can be applied using either a prospective transition method or a retrospective transition method. An entity that elects early adoption must adopt all of the amendments in the same period. The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 with no material impact to the financial statements.

 

F-9

 

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-03, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (Topic 250) and Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323). The ASU adds SEC disclosure requirements for both the quantitative and qualitative impacts that certain recently issued accounting standards will have on the financial statements of a registrant when such standards are adopted in a future period. Specially, these disclosure requirements apply to the adoption of ASU No. 2014- 09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606); ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842); and ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. In addition, ASU No. 2017-03 conforms certain paragraphs within the SEC Staff Guidance to the guidance issued in Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-01, Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323): Accounting for Investments in Qualified Affordable Housing Projects. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of these amendments on its financial statements.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting, to provide clarity and reduce both (1) diversity in practice and (2) cost and complexity when applying the guidance in Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, to a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award. The ASU provides guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting in ASC 718. The amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and should be applied prospectively to an award modified on or after the adoption date. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this amendment on its financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of Effective Date, which defers the effective date of ASU No. 2014-09 by one year allowing early adoption as of the original effective date January 1, 2017. The deferral results in the new revenue standard being effective for the Company as of January 1, 2018. Additional ASUs have been issued to amend or clarify the new guidance in ASC Topic 606 as follows:

 

 

ASU No. 2016-08 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net) was issued in March 2016. ASU No. 2016-08 requires an entity to determine whether the nature of its promise to provide goods or services to a customer is performed in a principal or agent capacity and to recognize revenue in a gross or net manner based on its principal or agent designation.

 

ASU No. 2016-10 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing was issued in April 2016. ASU No. 2016-10 addresses implementation issues identified by the FASB-International Accounting Standards Board Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition concerning identifying performance obligations and accounting for licenses of intellectual property.

 

ASU No. 2016-12 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients was issued in May 2016. ASU No. 2016-12 amends the new revenue recognition standard to clarify the guidance on assessing collectability, measuring noncash consideration, presenting sales taxes and certain transition matters.

 

ASU No. 2016-20 Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers was issued in December 2016. ASU No. 2016-20 provides additional clarification on 13 issues or corrects unintended application of FASB Accounting Standards Codification (Topic 606).

 

The standard permits the use of either the full retrospective or modified retrospective method. The Company has completed its analysis in identifying which revenue streams will be impacted by the new guidance. Based on our review, we will adopt the requirements of the new standard in the first quarter of 2018 using the modified retrospective method. Based on the composition of its revenue base and the contracts in place at year end, the Company believes that the adoption of the new standard will have an immaterial effect, if any, on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In November 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-14, Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), and Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (SEC Update). The ASU amends SEC paragraphs pursuant to the SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 116 and SEC Release No. 33-10403, which bring existing guidance into conformity with Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The amendments were effective upon issuance. The Company has evaluated the impact on revenue recognition, and does not expect these amendments to have a material effect on its financial statements.

 

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Note 3: Property and Equipment

  

   

December 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 
Property and equipment consist of:                

Furniture

  $ 31,731     $ 31,731  

Computers and hardware

    57,681       58,201  

Software

    38,646       38,646  

Equipment

    2,359       2,359  

Leasehold Improvements

    99,246       99,246  

Land

    85,000       85,000  

Land Improvements

    4,000       4,000  
      318,663       319,183  

Less: accumulated depreciation

    (232,112 )     (223,479 )
    $ 86,551     $ 95,704  

 

Depreciation expense incurred during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $9,208 and $5,247, respectively.

 

 

Note 4: Capitalized Software Development Costs

 

Costs incurred to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) technology consist of external direct costs of materials and services and payroll and payroll-related costs for employees who directly devote time to the project. Research and development costs incurred during the preliminary project stage are expensed as incurred. Capitalization begins when technological feasibility is established. Costs incurred during the operating stage of the software application relating to upgrades and enhancements are capitalized to the extent that they result in the extended life of the product. All other costs are expensed as incurred. Expenditures relating to software development costs were capitalized during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 in the amount of $93,803 and $443,521, respectively.

 

Amortization of software development costs commenced when the product was available for general release to customers. The capitalized costs are amortized on a straight-line basis over the three-year expected useful life of the software. Capitalized software development costs, net of accumulated amortization, were $301,574 and $398,506 as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Amortization expense incurred during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $190,735 and $106,238, respectively and is included in cost of goods sold.

 

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Note 5: Intangible Assets

 

Intangibles consist of the following as of December 31,

 

   

2017

 
           

Accumulated

         
   

Gross

   

Amortization

   

Net Book Value

 

Website development costs

  $ 70,188     $ (70,188 )   $ -  

Media distribution rights

    25,000       (19,792 )     5,208  

Intellectual property

    5,000       (3,958 )     1,042  

LinkedIn Group

    2,500       (2,500 )     -  

Organization costs

    1,377       (1,377 )     -  

Total intangibles

  $ 104,065     $ (97,815 )   $ 6,250  

 

 

   

2016

 
           

Accumulated

         
   

Gross

   

Amortization

   

Net Book Value

 

Website development costs

  $ 70,188     $ (58,532 )   $ 11,656  

Media distribution rights

    25,000       (7,292 )     17,708  

Intellectual property

    5,000       (1,458 )     3,542  

LinkedIn Group

    2,500       (2,500 )     -  

Organization costs

    1,377       (1,377 )     -  

Total intangibles

  $ 104,065     $ (71,159 )   $ 32,906  

 

We began development of a new Company website in September 2014; related costs incurred during the design and production stages of website development were capitalized prior to its go-live date, which occurred in March 2015. Now that the website is live, all capitalized costs are amortized using straight-line basis over two years, the estimated economic life of the completed website.

 

Acquisition of media distribution rights occurred in May 2016 and all capitalized costs are amortized using straight-line basis over two years, the estimated economic life of this asset.

 

Acquisition of intellectual property occurred in June 2016 and capitalized costs are amortized using straight-line basis over two years, the estimated economic life of this asset.

 

Our intangible assets are reviewed for impairment when facts or circumstances suggest that the carrying value of the asset may not be recoverable. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, an online media asset referred to as PetroPortfolio with a net book value of $41,614 was written off to loss on impairment. There were no impairment charges during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

 

Total amortization of intangible assets was $26,656 and $41,627 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

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Note 6: Shareholders’ Equity

 

Common stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of common stock, no par value per share. At the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders held on August 10, 2016, the Company’s shareholders approved a resolution to increase the total number of shares of common stock the Company is authorized to issue from 30,000,000 shares of common stock to the current 500,000,000 shares of common stock.

 

On February 2, 2016 we completed a private placement of 3,660,000 restricted shares of common stock in consideration for $2,745,000 or at a rate of $0.75 per share. The private placement was completed in connection with and as a condition of our listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. The proceeds will be used for sales and marketing, product development and for general working capital purposes.

 

Options

 

Our stock-based compensation plan was originally established in 2008. The shares of our common stock issuable pursuant to the terms of such plan (the “Plan Shares”) could not exceed 30% of any outstanding issue or 2,500,000 shares, whichever was the lower amount.

 

In December 2015, we adopted a revised share option plan in which Plan Shares cannot exceed 10% of the total issued and outstanding shares at any given time. All stock option grants have an exercise price equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the date of the grant and all option grants have a 10-year term. This share option plan was approved by the Company’s shareholders at the annual meeting of shareholders on August 10, 2016.

 

F-13

 

 

To calculate the fair value of stock options at the date of grant, we use the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The volatility used is based on a blended historical volatility of our own stock and similar sized companies due to the limited historical data available for our own stock price. The expected term was determined based on the simplified method outlined in Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 110. The risk-free interest rate for periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant.

 

At December 31, 2017, 1,340,000 stock options were exercisable and $103,762 and $240,732 of total compensation cost related to vested share-based compensation grants had been recognized for years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Unrecognized compensation expense from stock options was $5,834 at December 31, 2017, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average vesting period of 0.20 years beginning January 1, 2018.

 

There were no options granted during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

 

The following table summarizes our stock option activity for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

                   

Weighted

         
           

Weighted

   

Average

         
           

Average

   

Remaining

   

Aggregate

 
   

Number of

   

Exercise

   

Contractual

   

Intrinsic

 
   

Shares

   

Price

   

Term (in years)

   

Value

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2015

    1,730,000     $ 0.70       8.37       1,810,200  

Granted

    70,000       1.95       -       -  

Exercised

    -       -       -       -  

Forfeited or expired

    (225,000 )     1.12       -       -  

Outstanding at December 31, 2016

    1,575,000     $ 0.70       7.35       394,000  

Granted

    -       -       -       -  

Exercised

    -       -       -       -  

Forfeited or expired

    (225,000 )     1.31       -       -  

Outstanding at December 31, 2017

    1,350,000     $ 0.60       6.07       -  

Exercisable at December 31, 2017

    1,340,000     $ 0.59       6.06     $ -  

 

There were no options granted in the year ended December 31, 2017. During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company granted 70,000 options to certain employees of the Company with an incremental vesting schedule, a ten-year term and a weighted-average grant date fair value of $1.95. The following assumptions were used to calculate weighted average fair values of the options granted in the year ended December 31, 2016

 

   

2016

 

Expected life (in years)

    5.84  

Risk-free interest rate

    1.45 %

Volatility

    111.43 %

Dividend yield

    -  

Weighted average grant date fair value per option granted

  $ 1.81  

 

 

F-14

 

 

To the extent the actual forfeiture rate is different than what has been anticipated, share-based compensation expense related to these options will be different from expectations.

 

 

Note 7: Concentrations

 

We sell products and services under various terms to a broad range of companies across multiple industries ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with sales historically concentrated among a few large clients. We continue to make efforts to mitigate risk from loss of a single client and shift sales concentration to a more even distribution among our clients. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the percentage of sales and the concentrations are:

 

   

2017

   

2016

 

Largest client

    28 %     20 %

Second largest client

    20 %     20 %

Third largest client

    15 %     19 %

Next three largest clients

    22 %     22 %

All other clients

    15 %     19 %
      100 %     100 %

 

Sales are made without collateral and the credit-related losses have been insignificant or non-existent. Accordingly, there is no provision made to include an allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

 

Note 8: Commitments and Contingencies

 

Leases

 

Our corporate headquarters, located at 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105 is a leased space, which we lease on a month-to-month basis for $129 a month. The Company also leases office space in San Anselmo, California under an operating lease that was scheduled to expire in 2018 and monthly rent of $2,300. Effective January 1, 2018 this lease was renegotiated for an extended 27-month term and monthly rent of $2,362 and now expires March 31, 2020. Effective January 1, 2017, the Company also entered into a second lease for a facility in the same building with a 12-month term which ended on December 31, 2017 with a monthly rent of $1,375. This lease was not renewed beyond the original term date of December 31, 2017. Rent expense under operating leases was $46,453 and $42,687 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2017, the estimated future payments under this operating lease (including rent escalation clauses) for each of the next five years is as follows:

 

2018

  $ 28,339  

2019

    28,339  

2020

    7,085  

2021

    -  

2022

    -  

Total minimum lease payments

  $ 63,763  

 

 

Note 9: Debt

 

On September 7, 2011, we executed a $50,000 note with McLellan Investment Corporation, an unrelated party. The note was structured to incur a balloon payment of the principal and 4% APR non-compounding accrued interest which was paid in full just prior to its amended maturity date of December 31, 2016. As such, as of December 31, 2016 and 2017, there was no principal and accrued interest outstanding.

 

On September 16, 2011, a $100,000 CAD note was executed with an individual, a 1.86% shareholder. The note is structured to incur a balloon payment of the principal and 4% APR non-compounding accrued interest on its amended maturity date of October 31, 2017. Effective October 31, 2016 the note's previous maturity date of September 16, 2016 was amended to extend the maturity date to October 31, 2017. In October 2017, $66,217 was paid to the note holder and the remaining balance of $8,169 was paid in February 2018 fully satisfying the debt. The balance of $8,169 is presented under notes payable on the balance sheet as of December 31, 2017 and there were no fees or penalties incurred by the Company. We have recorded foreign currency losses of $4,047 and $3,711 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to the revaluation of this note's principal from CAD to USD.

 

F-15

 

 

Interest expense was $8,978 and $15,529 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively and consists of interest on our short-term promissory notes, and credit card balances.

  

 

Note 10: Income Taxes 

 

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) was signed into law making significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Changes include, but are not limited to, a corporate tax rate decrease from 35% to 21%, effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. We use the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to reverse. As a result of the reduction in the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% under the Tax Act, we revalued our ending net deferred tax assets at December 31, 2017, which were fully offset by a valuation allowance. The Company has evaluated the other changes resulting from the Tax Act and does not expect them to have a material impact on the tax provision, therefore, the company considers the accounting complete.

 

As of December 31, 2017, the Company has net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $4,010,000 that begin to expire in 2031. Pursuant to Sections 382 and 383 of the Internal Revenue Code, the utilization of NOLs and other tax attributes may be subject to substantial limitations if certain ownership changes occur during a three-year testing period (as defined by the Internal Revenue Code). A valuation allowance was established for all the net deferred tax assets because realization is not assured. The components of the deferred tax assets consist of the following:

 

   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

Net operating losses

  $ 800,000     $ 1,200,000  

Less: valuation allowance

    (800,000 )     (1,200,000 )

Net deferred tax assets

  $ -     $ -  

 

 

Note 11: Net Income / (Loss) per Share

 

Net income (loss) per share was computed by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of shares was calculated by taking the number of shares outstanding and weighting them by the amount of time that they were outstanding. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the assumed exercise of share options is anti-dilutive due to the Company’s net loss and are excluded from the determination of net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted. Accordingly, net income / (loss) per share basic and diluted are equal in all periods presented. Securities that were not included in the diluted per share calculations because they would be anti-dilutive were options to purchase common stock of 1,340,000 and 1,120,000 for years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

F-16

 

 

The computations for basic and diluted net loss per share are as follows:

 

   

Year Ended

 
   

December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

 

Net loss

  $ (411,073 )   $ (1,158,854 )

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

    20,426,158       20,106,158  

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.06 )

 

 

Note 12: Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements and notes have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.

 

We have had material operating losses and have not yet created positive cash flows. These factors raise substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern. However, during this year we have taken steps to improve our core consulting services revenue and contain costs in order to reduce our net operating losses. We believe that our increased revenues and improved net losses in 2017 coupled with our cash balance of $1,616,076 as at December 31, 2017 and our belief that sufficient funding may be available from private placements of equity securities or additional borrowings if needed will enable us to meet our liquidity needs over the next 12 months. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our longer-term ability to continue as a going concern is entirely dependent upon our ability to achieve a level of profitability, and/or to raise additional capital through debt financing and/or through sales of common stock. We cannot provide any assurance that profits from operations, if any, will generate sufficient cash flow to meet our working capital needs and service our existing debt, nor that sufficient capital can be raised through debt or equity financing. The financial statements do not include adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of asset carrying amounts or the amount and classification of liabilities that might result should we be unable to continue as a going concern. 

 

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ITEM 9.

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.

 

 None

 

 

ITEM 9A.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

Disclosures Control and Procedures

 

Pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) and Rule 15d-15(b) under the Exchange Act, the Company carried out an evaluation, with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) or Rule 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this Report. Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s management concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by the Company’s board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

 

Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company;

 

Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and

 

Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation 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. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Because of the inherent limitations of internal control, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

 

As of December 31, 2017, management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) and SEC guidance on conducting such assessments. Based on that evaluation, they concluded that, during the period covered by this report, such internal controls and procedures were not effective to detect the inappropriate application of GAAP rules as more fully described below. This was due to deficiencies that existed in the design or operation of our internal controls over financial reporting that adversely affected our internal controls and that may be considered to be material weaknesses.

 

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The matters involving internal controls and procedures that our management considered to be material weaknesses under the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board were:

 

 

(1)

We do not have adequate written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which is applicable to us. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness; and

 

(2)

We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness;

 

The aforementioned material weaknesses were identified by our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in connection with the review of our financial statements as of December 31, 2017.

 

 This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Plan for Remediation of Material Weaknesses

 

We are in the process of developing and implementing remediation plans to address our material weakness.  Subsequent to December 31, 2017, we have attempted to address these weaknesses by putting in place the following measures during the first quarter of 2018:

 

 

We have retained an accounting firm that is assisting us in preparing revised internal control policies and procedures; and

 

We have added internal resources and are realigning our internal processes with the goal of providing for the proper segregation of duties within our accounting functions.

 

Changes in internal controls over financial reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

ITEM 9B.

OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

PART III

 

 

ITEM 10.

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

 

Officers and Directors 

 

Our directors will serve until their successor is elected and qualified. Our officers serve at the pleasure of the board of directors. The board of directors has no nominating or compensation committees.

 

The names, addresses, ages and positions of our officers and directors are set forth below:

 

Name and Address

Age

Position(s)

 

  

  

Michael Hinshaw

56

President, Chief Executive Officer,

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

Treasurer, Principal Accounting

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

Officer, Secretary and Director

 

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Lynn Davison

54

Chief Operating Officer

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

 

  

  

Stephen Shay

59

Vice President

201 Spear St. Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

 

  

  

Gregg Budoi

53

Interim Chief Financial Officer

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

 

  

  

Matthew Kruchko

47

Director

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

 

 

 

Nii Quaye

45

Director

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

 

 

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

 

 

The people named above are expected to hold their offices/positions until the next annual meeting of our stockholders.

 

There are no family relationships between any of our directors or executive officers.

 

Background of Officers and Directors

 

Michael Hinshaw – President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Director.

 

Since March 31, 2006, Mr. Hinshaw has been our President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and a director. Mr. Hinshaw has served as Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer since December 7, 2011. In September 2016, Mr. Hinshaw was appointed our corporate secretary on an interim basis. From December 7, 2011 until November 20, 2015, Mr. Hinshaw was our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hinshaw founded The Innes Group, Inc. (now McorpCX, Inc.) in 2001. From 1999 until 2002, Mr. Hinshaw served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Verida Internet Corp. Prior to its sale in 1999, Mr. Hinshaw served as President of Triad Inc., a brand strategy and management consulting firm. Mr. Hinshaw holds a MFA in Design and Communication and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

 

Lynn Davison – Chief Operating Officer

 

Since October 9, 2013, Ms. Davison has been our Chief Operating Officer, and has served as our Secretary from February 3, 2012 until November 20, 2015. Ms. Davison served as our Vice-President from February 7, 2011 to October 9, 2013. From April 2004 to February 2011, Ms. Davison worked as a management consultant to a range of start-up, mid-sized and Fortune 500 clients providing strategic business consulting services. From 1994 through April, 2004, Ms. Davison was a co-founder of C-Change, Inc., a management consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Davison has a BA in economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

 

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Stephen Shay – Vice President

 

On May 16, 2015, Stephen Shay was appointed as our Vice President. Prior to joining McorpCX, Mr. Shay enjoyed a nearly 21-year career with Microsoft Corporation, where he served as an executive leader in sales, operations, and IT. From November 2010 to September 2014, he was General Manager of Customer Experience at Microsoft, where he was responsible for conceptualizing and driving high-impact initiatives designed to transform the customer centricity of the organization and delivering simplified, seamless, and successful interactions across the customer and partner lifecycle at Microsoft. From August 2005 to November 2010, Mr. Shay was General Manager of Strategy & Business Development at Microsoft, where he helped the Microsoft build its monetization and integration strategies for over 90 acquisitions with a total consideration of $13 billion. Mr. Shay earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management & Computer Information Systems, from Park University, Kansas City, Missouri and completed additional undergraduate studies in architecture at the University of Kansas.

 

Gregg BudoiInterim Chief Financial Officer

 

Gregg Budoi was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer on September 26, 2017. Prior to becoming the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Budoi was from 2014 to 2017 the Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Kalibrate Technologies Plc, a London Stock Exchange (AIM) listed SaaS software and consulting company which recently completed a successful going private transaction with the private equity firm Hanover Investors. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2014 he was a co-founder and former President and CEO of EZ Energy USA, Inc., that owned and operated convenience stores and motor fuel wholesale operations with annual revenue in excess of $500 million; the company was successfully sold to a strategic acquierer. Mr. Budoi has also been Managing Director at Barnes Wendling Corporate Finance, LLC, a financial advisory firm where from 2006 to 2007 he established a corporate finance advisory services platform and completed several corporate restructurings as well as M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of his own financial advisory firm, Budoi & Company, Inc. from 2003 to 2006 and was from 1999 to 2003 the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Treasurer of Dairy Mart Convenience Stores, Inc., where he led the strategic evaluation and recapitalization process for this publicly traded chain of over 850 convenience stores. Mr. Budoi holds a BS in Business Administration/Finance from Ohio State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. 

 

Matthew Kruchko – Director

 

Matthew Kruchko has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since August 31, 2017. Mr. Kruchko has been a principal and the Chief Strategy Officer of Connect Brands, Inc., a San Francisco based marketing and advertising company since 2016. He has also been a member of the board of directors of that company since 2016. Previously, from 2007 to 2015 he was a Managing Director and a member of the board of directors of Applied Storytelling, a brand consultancy/strategy firm, and was previously Executive Vice President of Strategy and Global Marketing for the UK-based SaaS software company Kalibrate Technologies PLC from 2007 to 2015. Mr. Kruchko studied finance and marketing at the University of Southern Maine and is currently an advisory board member for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3).

 

Nii A. Quaye – Director

 

Nii A. Quaye has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since August 31, 2017. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Quaye was the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Service Quality for the Abu Dhabi based First Gulf Bank (FGB). Previously, from 2013 to 2014, Mr. Quaye was Vice President, Group Head of Customer Service for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Mr. Quaye also was General Manager and Head of Service and Quality for the Saudi Investment Bank from 2010 to 2012, and was a Senior Vice President at CitiGroup where he was responsible for administering that company’s Global Contact Center. A GE-trained Six Sigma Black Belt, Mr. Quay holds a B.A. from Ottawa University, a J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School, and an MBA in Finance & Investments from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

 

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Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

During the past ten years, Mr. Hinshaw, Ms. Davison, Mr. Shay, Mr. Budoi, Mr. Quaye and Mr. Kruchko have not been the subject of the following events:

 

1.

A petition under the Federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he/she was a general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he/she was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing;

 

2.

Convicted in a criminal proceeding or named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);

 

3.

The subject of any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining him/her from, or otherwise limiting, the following activities;

 

 

i)

Acting as a futures commission merchant, introducing broker, commodity trading advisor, commodity pool operator, floor broker, leverage transaction merchant, any other person regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or an associated person of any of the foregoing, or as an investment adviser, underwriter, broker or dealer in securities, or as an affiliated person, director or employee of any investment company, bank, savings and loan association or insurance company, or engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with such activity; or

 

 

ii)

Engaging in any type of business practice; or

 

 

iii)

Engaging in any activity in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or commodity or in connection with any violation of Federal or State securities laws or Federal commodities laws.

 

4.

The subject of any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any Federal or State authority barring, suspending or otherwise limiting for more than 60 days the right of such person to engage in any activity described in paragraph 3.i in the preceding paragraph or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity;

 

5.

Found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the SEC to have violated any Federal or State securities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended, or vacated;

 

6.

Found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated any Federal commodities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated;

 

 

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7.

The subject of, or a party to, any Federal or State judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of:

 

 

i)

Any Federal or State securities or commodities law or regulation; or

 

 

ii)

Any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order, or

 

 

iii)

Any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or

 

8.

Was the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(26))), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1(a)(29))), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.

 

Audit Committee Financial Expert

 

Our board of directors has determined that each of Mr. Quaye and Mr. Kruchko (who are each independent directors under the standards established by the NASDAQ Stock Market) qualify as an "audit committee financial expert" as defined in applicable SEC rules. 

 

The Committees of the Board

 

Due to the Company's current size, the only committee of the Company’s board of directors is an audit committee. Our board of directors currently does not have a nominating or compensation committee and the functions normally performed by such committees are performed by the board of directors as a whole.

 

Audit Committee and Charter

 

We have a separately-designated audit committee of the board of directors that is comprised of the following directors: Michael Hinshaw, Nii Quaye and Matthew Kruchko of which Mr. Quaye and Mr. Kruchko are determined to be independent directors under the standards established by the NASDAQ Stock Market.

 

According to our audit committee charter, which is available on our website at  http://investors.mcorp.cx, our audit committee is responsible for: (1) selection and oversight of our independent accountant; (2) establishing procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints regarding accounting, internal controls and auditing matters; (3) establishing procedures for the confidential, anonymous submission by our employees of concerns regarding accounting and auditing matters; (4) engaging outside advisors; and, (5) funding for the outside auditory and any outside advisors engagement by the audit committee.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have adopted a corporate code of ethics. We believe our code of ethics is reasonably designed to deter wrongdoing and promote honest and ethical conduct; provide full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in public reports; comply with applicable laws; ensure prompt internal reporting of code violations; and provide accountability for adherence to the code. Our code of ethics applies to each of our executive officers. A copy of our code of ethics is included as an exhibit to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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Whistleblower Policy

 

We have adopted a whistleblower policy that provides for the protection of our employees from our retaliation where an employee believes that we are violating some law, rule or regulation and wants to disclose the same to proper authorities or to the public at large.  This policy further provides a mechanism whereby the employee may disclose the information to us in a confidential manner and may possibly resolve the issue without the need of going to third parties outside of our organization.

 

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our executive officers and directors, and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of our equity securities, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC. Officers, directors and greater than 10% shareholders are required by SEC regulation to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file. Based upon a review of information available to us and a review of the information filed with the SEC, all officers, directors and owners of 10% or more of our shares of common stock have timely filed all reports required by Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act for the year ended December 31, 2017, except for a Form 3 which was filed late for Mr. Kruchko, and a Form 3 was filed late for Mr. Quaye.

 

 

ITEM 11.

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

 

On February 1, 2011, we entered into an employment agreement with Lynn Davison, pursuant to which she agreed to serve as our Vice President. This initial agreement provided for an annual base salary of $132,000, but was subsequently increased to $162,000 effective August 22, 2014. In addition, Ms. Davison is eligible for bonus compensation as established by us from time to time. On February 7, 2011, we granted Ms. Davison 10-year options, with an exercise price of $0.35 per share, to purchase 300,000 Shares. A board of directors resolution dated December 17, 2015 later reset the exercise price of these options to $0.05 per share. On September 3, 2013, we granted Ms. Davison additional 10-year options, with an exercise price of $0.40 per share, to purchase 300,000 shares of our common stock. The options granted in 2011 vest as follows: 20% six months after the grant date, and 20% every six months thereafter until all options are fully vested while the options granted in 2013 have the following vesting schedule: i) 20% on the one year anniversary of the grant date, ii) 20% on the eighteen month anniversary of the grant date, iii) 20% on the two year anniversary of the grant date, iv) 20% on the thirty month anniversary of the grant date, and (v) the remaining 20% on the three year anniversary of the grant date.

 

On May 15, 2015, we granted Ms. Davison additional 10-year options, with an exercise price of $0.75 per share, to purchase 100,000 shares of our common stock. The options granted in 2015 vest as follows: 20% six months after the grant date, and 20% every six months thereafter until all options are fully vested.

 

On May 15, 2015 the Company entered into an employment agreement with Stephen Shay pursuant to which he agreed to serve as our Vice President. This initial agreement provided for an annual base salary of $250,000. In addition, Mr. Shay is eligible for bonus compensation as established by us from time to time.

 

On May 15, 2015, we granted Mr. Shay 10-year options, with an exercise price of $0.75 per share, to purchase 600,000 shares of common stock. The options granted in 2015 vest as follows: 20% six months after the grant date and 20% every six months thereafter until all options are fully vested.

 

Michael Hinshaw does not have a written employment agreement with the Company. However, pursuant to the terms of a verbal agreement between Mr. Hinshaw and the Company, Mr. Hinshaw receives an annual base salary of $300,000 for his executive services to the Company. 

 

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The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation paid by us to our “named executive officers” (which includes our principle executive officer or “PEO” and our two highest compensated officers in 2017 outside of our PEO) for each of the last two years.

.

Executive Officer Compensation Table

(a)

(b)

 

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

Change in

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

Pension Value &

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

Nonqualified

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

Non-Equity

Deferred

  

  

 

Name and

  

 

  

  

Stock

Option

Incentive Plan

Compensation

All Other

  

 

Principal

  

 

Salary

Bonus

Awards

Awards

Compensation

Earnings

Compensation

Totals

 

Position

Year

 

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Michael Hinshaw

2017

 

300,000

0

0

0

0

0

25,601[1]

325,601

 

President

2016

 

300,000

0

0

0

0

0

23,649[1]

323,649

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Lynn Davison

2017

 

152,227

20,000

0

0

0

0

15,316[2]

187,543

 

COO

2016

 

149,244

12,000

0

0

0

0

8,218[2]

169,462

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Stephen Shay

2017

 

230,000

0

0

0

0

0

6,000[3]

236,000

 

Vice President

2016

 

240,000

0

0

0

0

0

6,000[3]

246,000

 

  

[1]

All other compensation for Michael Hinshaw for each of the years ended 2017 and 2016 consisted of payments for health insurance in the amount of $25,601 and 22,115, respectively. For the year ended 2016 payments were made in the amount of $1,534 for an automobile lease.

[2]

All other compensation for Lynn Davison for each of the years ended 2017 and 2016 consisted of payments for health insurance.

[3] All other compensation for Stephen Shay for each of the years ended 2017 and 2016 consisted of cash payments to Mr. Shay intended to cover the cost of health insurance premiums.

  

The following table sets forth information with respect to compensation paid by us to our non-employee directors (all directors except for Mr. Hinshaw) during the last completed fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

 

Director Compensation Table

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

 

  

  

  

  

  

Change in

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

  

Pension Value &

  

  

 

  

Fees

  

  

  

Nonqualified

  

  

 

  

Earned or

  

  

Non-Equity

Deferred

  

  

 

  

Paid in

Stock

Option

Incentive Plan

Compensation

All Other

  

 

  

Cash

Awards

Awards

Compensation

Earnings

Compensation

Total

 

Name

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Ashley Garnot(1)

0

0

0

0

0

12,500(2)

12,500

 

Hugh Rogers(3)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Graham Clark(4)

0

0

0

0

0

183,633(5)

183,633

 

Chris Beltgens(6)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Nii Quaye(7)

10,000

0

0

0

0

25,000(8)

35,000

 

Matthew Kruchko(9)

0

0

0

0

0

26,400(10)

26,400

 

 

(1)

Ms. Garnot resigned from the Company’s board of directors on August 15, 2017.

(2) Fees earned by Ms. Garnot for consulting services provided to Company by Ms. Garnot during the fiscal year ended 2017.

(3)

Mr. Rogers resigned from the Company’s board of directors on February 1, 2017.

(4)

Mr. Clark was appointed to the Company’s board of directors on February 1, 2017 and resigned on May 19, 2017.

(5) $338,848 in fees were earned by Customer Results, LLC, of which Mr. Clark is the managing member and majority equity holder, for consulting services provided to the Company during the fiscal year ended 2017. Of these fees, Mr. Clark was entitled to $183,633 through his ownership interest in Customer Results, LLC.

(6)

Mr. Beltgens was appointed to the Company’s board of directors on May 25, 2017 and resigned on August 25, 2017.

(7)

Mr. Quaye was appointed to the Company’s board of directors on August 31, 2017.

(8) Fees earned by Mr. Quaye for consulting services provided to the Company by Mr. Quaye from January 2017 to June 2017.

(9)

Mr. Kruchko was appointed to the Company’s board of directors on August 31, 2017. 

(10) Fees earned by Mr. Kruchko for consulting services provided to the Company by Mr. Kruchko during the fiscal year ended 2017.

 

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Non-employee members of our board of directors may receive stock options granted under the Company’s Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) as consideration for their services on our board of directors. Should any director be awarded option grants the amount of those grants would be proportionate to their level of involvement with the activities of the board of directors (meeting attendance, service on committees, etc.). Additionally, in August 2017, the Company decided to pay a $2,500 monthly fee to our non-employee directors in consideration for their service on our board of directors. Mr. Quaye received $10,000 in total fees for his service on our board of directors in 2017 as a result of this program, while Mr. Kruchko declined to receive any fees in 2017. In 2018, both of our non-employee directors have been receiving the $2,500 monthly fee for their service on our board of directors.

 

There are no retirement, pension, or profit sharing plans for the benefit of our officers and directors other than the Plan. Securities offered under the Plan will consist exclusively of our shares of common stock. The aggregate number of shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the Plan is fixed at 10% of the total number of issued and outstanding shares of common stock from time to time, such that the shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the Plan will increase automatically with increases in the total number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

 

If an option awarded under the Plan expires, is surrendered in exchange for another option, or terminates for any reason during the term of the Plan prior to its exercise in full, the shares of common stock subject to but not delivered under such option will be available for issuance pursuant to the exercise of future options granted under the Plan. 

 

The following table sets forth information with respect to outstanding equity awards held by our named executive officers at December 31, 2017.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at December 31, 2017

 

  

  

  

Equity Incentive

  

  

  

Equity Incentive

 

  

Number of

Number of

Plan Awards:

  

  

Number of

Plan Awards:

 

  

Securities

Securities

Securities

  

  

Shares

Number of

 

  

Underlying

Underlying

Underlying

  

  

Or Units of

Unearned

 

  

Unexercised

Unexercised

Unexercised

Option

Option

Stock

Shares,

 

  

Options

Options

Unearned

Exercise

Expiration

that have not

Units that

 

Name

Exercisable

Unexercisable

Options

Price

Date

Vested

have not vested

 

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

 

               

 

Lynn Davison

300,000

0

0

$0.05[1]

2/7/2021

0

0

 

  

300,000

0

0

$0.40  

9/3/2023

0

0

 

  

100,000

0

0

$0.75

5/15/2025

0

0

 

Stephen Shay

600,000

0

0

$0.75

5/16/2025

0

0

 

 

[1]

The option exercise price was set at $0.35 per share with a provision to reset if subsequent common stock offerings are made at a lower stock price. There was a subsequent private placement at $0.01 per share, lowering the option exercise price from $0.35 to $0.01. A board of directors’ Resolution dated December 17, 2015 further reset the exercise price of these options to $0.05 per share.

 

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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

 

Since the Company currently does not have a compensation committee or other committee of the board of directors performing similar functions, executive officer compensation is determined by the entire board of directors. Mr. Hinshaw, our President and Chief Executive Officer, is the only officer or employee of the Company who participated in deliberations of the Company’s board of directors concerning executive officer compensation. However, Mr. Hinshaw excused himself from our board of directors’ discussions concerning the compensation of our President and Chief Executive Officer. With the exception of Mr. Hinshaw, no member of our board of directors was, during the year ended December 31, 2017, an officer, former officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or had any relationship requiring disclosure by the Company under the SEC rules requiring disclosure of certain relationships and related party transactions. No executive officer of the Company served as a member of (i) the compensation committee of another entity in which one of the executive officers of such entity served on our board of directors, (ii) the board of directors of another entity in which one of the executive officers of such entity served on our board of directors, or (iii) the compensation committee of another entity in which one of the executive officers of such entity served as a member of our board of directors, during the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

ITEM 12.

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS.

 

The following table sets forth, as of March 28, 2018 the total number of shares owned beneficially by each of our directors, director nominees and named executive officers, individually and directors and all executive officers as a group, and the present owners of 5% or more of our total outstanding shares of common stock.  Shares of common stock subject to options and warrants exercisable within 60 days from the date of this table are deemed to be outstanding and beneficially owned for purposes of computing the number of shares held and the percentage ownership of such each individual but are not treated as outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage ownership of others.

 

The information in this table reflects "beneficial ownership" as defined in Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act. We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC or other information we believe to be reliable. Except as indicated by the footnotes below, we believe, based on the information furnished to us, that the persons and entities named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares that they beneficially own, subject to applicable community property laws where applicable.

 

Applicable percentage ownership is based on 20,426,158 shares of common stock outstanding as of March 28, 2018.

 

  

Shares of Common Stock

  

Beneficially Owned

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

Number

 

%

Michael Hinshaw

5,200,000

 

25.46%

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

 

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Lynn Davison

700,000[1]

 

3.31%

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

 

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Stephen Shay

600,000[2]

 

2.85%

201 Spear St. Suite 1100

  

 

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

 

  

 

34

 

 

Matthew Kruchko 

0-

*

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

 

  

  

Nii-Ayikwei Quaye

0-

*

201 Spear Street, Suite 1100

  

  

San Francisco, CA 94105

  

  

All officers and directors as a group (6 individuals)

6,600,000

29.92%

 

  

  

Alex Guidi

2,762,302[3]

13.52%

2040 – 885 West Georgia Street

  

  

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E8

  

  

  

  

  

Eva Lundin

2,900,000[4]

14.20%

6 Rue de Rive

  

  

1204 Geneva, Switzerland

  

  

  

  

  

Peter Loretto

1,443,262[5]

7.07%

350-6165 HWY 17

  

  

Delta British Columbia V4K 5B8

  

  

 

*Repre