|• QUARTERLY REPORT • CERTIFICATION • CERTIFICATION • CERTIFICATION • EX-101.INS • EX-101.SCH • EX-101.CAL • EX-101.DEF • EX-101.LAB • EX-101.PRE|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
Commission file number: 000-53450
KAT GOLD HOLDINGS CORP.
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [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 [ ] No [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes [ ] No [X]
As of April 30, 2012, there were 298,644,500 shares of common stock outstanding.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
These unaudited financial statements have been prepared by the Company, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. These financial statements and the notes attached hereto should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes included in the Companys 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 as filed with the SEC on April 16, 2012. In the opinion of the Company, all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position of the Company, as of March 31, 2011 and 2012 and the results of its operations and cash flows for the three month periods then ended have been included. The results of operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year.
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
NOTE 1 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Kat Gold Holdings Corp. (the Company) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on June 6, 2007. Following its acquisition of Handcamp on June 4, 2010, a gold property located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Handcamp), the Company changed its business model to that of a mineral acquisition, exploration and development company focused primarily on gold properties. On August 26, 2010, the Companys name was changed from Bella Viaggio, Inc. to Kat Gold Holdings Corp. As of this annual report, the Company has not generated any revenues but has incurred expenses related to the drilling and exploration of Handcamp. The Company has commenced exploratory drilling operations on the Handcamp property and sent core samples obtained for analysis. The Company is currently awaiting the results of these core samples.
The Company has not yet earned any revenue from operations. Accordingly, the Companys activities have been accounted for as those of a Development Stage Enterprise as set forth in Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement ASC 915 (FASB ASC 915). Among the disclosures required by FASB ASC 915 are that the Companys financial statements be identified as those of a development stage operation, and that the statements of operations, stockholders equity and cash flows disclose activity since the date of the Companys inception.
The Company uses the accrual basis of accounting and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP accounting). The Company has adopted a December 31 fiscal year end.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents - For purposes of the Statements of Cash Flows, the Company considers highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
Comprehensive Income (Loss) The Company reports comprehensive income and its components following guidance set forth by section 220-10 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification which establishes standards for the reporting and display of comprehensive income and its components in the consolidated financial statements. There were no items of comprehensive income (loss) applicable to the Company during the period covered in the financial statements.
Long-Lived Assets - The Company evaluates the recoverability of its fixed assets and other assets in accordance with section 360-10-15 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for disclosures about Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. Disclosure requires recognition of impairment of long-lived assets in the event the net book value of such assets exceeds its expected cash flows. If so, it is considered to be impaired and is written down to fair value, which is determined based on either discounted future cash flows or appraised values. The Company adopted the statement on inception. No impairments of these types of assets were recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.
Risk and Uncertainties - The Company is subject to risks common to companies in the mining industry, including, but not limited to, litigation, development of new technological mining innovations and dependence on key personnel.
Advertising Costs - Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. The Company does not incur any direct-response advertising costs.
Income Taxes - Income taxes are computed using the asset and liability method. Under the asset and liability method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the currently enacted tax rates and laws. A valuation allowance is provided for the amount of deferred tax assets that, based on available evidence, are not expected to be realized. It is the Companys policy to classify interest and penalties on income taxes as interest expense or penalties expense. As of March 31, 2012, there have been no interest or penalties incurred on income taxes.
Fair Value of Financial Statements - The Companys financial instruments consist of cash and security deposits. The carrying amount of these financial instruments approximates fair value due to either length of maturity or interest rates that approximate prevailing market rates unless otherwise disclosed in these financial statements.
Loss Per Share - Net loss per common share is computed pursuant to section 260-10-45 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock and potentially outstanding shares of common stock during each period. There were no potentially dilutive shares outstanding as of March 31, 2012 and 2011.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements - The Company has reviewed all recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements and does not believe the future adoption of any such pronouncements will cause a material impact on its financial condition or the results of its operations.
The Company has reviewed all recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements and does not believe the future adoption of any such pronouncements may be expected to cause a material impact on its consolidated financial condition or the consolidated results of its operations.
In July 2010, the FASB amended the requirements for Disclosures about the Credit Quality of Financing Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses. As a result of these amendments, an entity is required to disaggregate by portfolio segment or class certain existing disclosures and provide certain new disclosures about its financing receivables and related allowance for credit losses. The new disclosures as of the end of the reporting period are effective for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010, while the disclosures about activity that occurs during a reporting period were effective for the first fiscal quarter of 2011. The adoption of this guidance did not impact the Companys results of operations or financial position.
In January 2010, the FASB issued authoritative guidance regarding fair value measures and disclosures. The guidance requires disclosure of significant transfers between level 1 and level 2 fair value measurements along with the reason for the transfer. An entity must also separately report purchases, sales, issuances and settlements within the level 3 fair value roll forward. The guidance further provides clarification of the level of disaggregation to be used within the fair value measurement disclosures for each class of assets and liabilities and clarified the disclosures required for the valuation techniques and inputs used to measure level 2 or level 3 fair value measurements. This new authoritative guidance is effective for the Company in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2010, and for interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption of this guidance did not impact the Companys results of operations or financial position.
In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08 which provides an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the current two-step test for goodwill impairment. If an entity believes, as a result of its qualitative assessment, that it is more-likely-than-not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the quantitative impairment test is required. Otherwise, no further testing is required. The revised standard is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on the Companys results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.
In December 2011, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-11, Balance Sheet - Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities to enhance disclosure requirements relating to the offsetting of assets and liabilities on an entity's balance sheet. The update requires enhanced disclosures regarding assets and liabilities that are presented net or gross in the statement of financial position when the right of offset exists, or that are subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement. The new disclosure requirements relating to this update are retrospective and effective for annual and interim periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. The update only requires additional disclosures, as such, the Company does not expect that the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on the Companys results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.
NOTE 2 SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows:
Cash paid during the years for interest and income taxes:
NOTE 3 GOING CONCERN AND UNCERTAINTY
The Company has suffered recurring losses from operations since inception. In addition, the Company has yet to generate an internal cash flow from its business operations. These factors raise substantial doubt as to the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern.
Managements plans with regard to these matters encompass the following actions: 1) to raise financing to enable it to continue its locate, explore and develop mineral properties as well as to generate working capital, and 2) to sell mineral properties that it has located, explored and developed by attempting to enter into joint ventures with, or to sell interests in any property it manages to develop to, a major mining company. The Companys continued existence is dependent upon its ability to resolve its lack of liquidity and begin generating profits in its current business operations. However, the outcome of managements plans cannot be ascertained with any degree of certainty. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these risks and uncertainties.
NOTE 4 DEVELOPMENT STAGE RISK
Since its inception, the Company has been dependent upon the receipt of capital investment to fund its continuing activities. In addition to the normal risks associated with a new business venture, there can be no assurance that the Companys business plan will be successfully executed. The Companys ability to execute its business plan will depend on its ability to obtain additional financing and achieve a profitable level of operations. There can be no assurance that sufficient financing will be obtained. Further, the Company cannot give any assurance that it will generate substantial revenues or that its business operations will prove to be profitable.
NOTE 5 MATERIAL EVENT (PURCHASE OF HANDCAMP PROPERTY)
During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company acquired (the Acquisition) 100% of Handcamp, a gold property, from Kat Exploration, Inc. (KATX) in exchange for 161,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock.
Under the terms of the agreement governing the Acquisition, the Company issued 65,000,000 shares of its common stock to KATX on September 4, 2010, and the remaining 96,000,000 shares of its common stock were issued to KATX on September 14, 2010.
The common shares were valued at $0.70 per share, the closing stock price on the date of the closing, resulting in recorded goodwill of $112,700,000. The Companys management, upon review, determined that such amount might not be fully recoverable due to future cash flows being an uncertainty and an adjustment to write down the property was recorded.
NOTE 6 MATERIAL CONTRACTS
KATX entered into a Diamond Drilling Contract dated February 24, 2010 in which Cabo Drilling (Atlantic) Corp. agreed to provide certain drilling services at the Handcamp property. The contract covered various rates, which in the opinion of management represented market value rates, for mobilization and demobilization, overburden penetration (pipe and casing), core drilling, surveys and tests, etc. A security deposit of approximately $10,000 was made prior to commencement of mobilization and services were provided under this contract from July through September 2010 and all such services were paid for by KATX on behalf of the Company as it acquired rights to the property in June 2010.
On November 23, 2011, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement by and between the Company and KATX. The Company acquired 100% of the mineral rights that KATX then held in and to the mineral properties Rusty Ridge, Colliers, North Lucky and South Lucky, from KATX solely in exchange for 135,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock.
NOTE 7 INCREASE IN AUTHORIZED COMMON SHARES AND NAME CHANGE
On July 7, 2010, the board of directors of the Company and shareholders owning a majority of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company voted to approve (i) an increase in its authorized common shares to 500,000,000 shares and (ii) a change in the Companys name to Kat Gold Holdings Corp. to better reflect the nature of its operations. The Companys articles of incorporation were amended accordingly on August 2, 2010.
NOTE 8 LOSS PER SHARE
Loss per share is computed by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Basic and diluted loss per share was the same for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as well as for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
NOTE 9 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Certain of the Companys officers and directors are involved in other related business activities and most likely will become involved in other business activities in the future.
NOTE 10 INCOME TAXES
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company has incurred net losses and, therefore, has no tax liability. The net deferred tax asset generated by the loss carry-forward has been fully reserved. The cumulative net operating loss carry-forward is approximately $888,000 at March 31, 2012, and will begin to expire in the year 2025.
The provision for Federal income tax consists of the following at March 31:
The cumulative tax effect at the expected rate of 35% of significant items comprising our net deferred tax amount is as follows:
The valuation allowance increased by $6,000 and $7,000 in the three months March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Due to the change in ownership provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, net operating loss carry forwards for federal income tax reporting purposes are subject to annual limitations. Should a change in ownership occur, net operating loss carry forwards may be limited as to use in future years.
NOTE 11 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Company has received support from a party related through common ownership and directorship. All of the expenses herein have been borne by this entity on behalf of the Company and the direct vendor payments are treated as capital contributions in the accompanying financial statements.
In 2011 and 2012, the Company received proceeds from common stock issued by the above mentioned related party and also made direct disbursements to such related partys vendors as a conduit. At year end, all amounts were cleared up with the related party.
NOTE 12 SUBSEQUENT EVENT
On April 18, 2012, the Company executed a Securities Purchase Agreement (the Purchase Agreement) with Global Gold Incorporated, a corporation organized under the laws of the Province of British Columbia (Global Gold), and the shareholders of Global Gold (the Sellers), pursuant to which the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of the capital stock of Global Gold. The consideration (the Purchase Price) paid by the Company to the Sellers was an aggregate of one hundred sixty-one million (161,000,000) shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Common Stock), of which one hundred eighteen million two hundred sixty-three thousand one hundred fifty-eight (118,263,158) shares of Common Stock payable to Thomas Brookes (Brookes) and Matthew Sullivan (Sullivan) were placed in escrow and will be released in accordance with the terms of an Escrow Agreement, described below. The Purchase Agreement also provides that Brookes and Sullivan will be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company, and that each of Kenneth Stead, Timothy Stead, Brookes and Sullivan will vote their shares of stock of the Company in favor of each other as directors so long as the parties maintain an ownership interest of at least five percent (5%) of the Companys outstanding common stock and until the earlier of (i) eighteen (18) months from the date of the closing of the Global Gold transaction if the Company has not received revenues of at least One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana; or (ii) three (3) years from the date of the closing.
On April 18, 2012, the Company entered into an Escrow Agreement with Brookes, Sullivan and Gracin & Marlow, LLP, as escrow agent (the Escrow Agreement), pursuant to which the parties agreed that one hundred eighteen million two hundred sixty-three thousand one hundred fifty-eight (118,263,158) shares of Common Stock (the Escrowed Shares) will be released to Brookes and Sullivan if and when the Company has received revenues of at least One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana (the Milestone); provided, however, that if the Milestone is not achieved by the date that is two (2) years from the date of the Escrow Agreement, the escrow agent will release to the Company for cancellation all of the Escrowed Shares, unless otherwise agreed to by the Company and Brookes and Sullivan.
In connection with the Purchase Agreement, described below, the Company will issue to the Sellers one hundred sixty-one million (161,000,000) shares of Common Stock. These securities will be issued in reliance on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The issuance will not involve any general solicitation or advertising by us. The Sellers acknowledged the existence of transfer restrictions applicable to the securities to be sold by us. Certificates representing the securities to be sold contain a legend stating the restrictions on transfer to which such securities are subject. Certain of the securities will also be issued to non-U.S residents and in reliance upon and pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Regulation S of the Securities Act.
In connection with the Kenneth Stead Agreement, the Company will issue to Mr. Stead as a sign-on bonus four million five hundred thousand (4,500,000) shares of Common Stock. These securities will be issued solely to a non-U.S resident and in reliance upon and pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Regulation S of the Securities Act.
In connection with the Kenneth Stead Employment Agreement, the Company will issue to Mr. Stead one million five hundred thousand (1,500,000) shares of Series A convertible preferred stock upon the closing of the Global Gold transaction. These securities will be issued solely to a non-U.S. resident and in reliance upon and pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Regulation S of the Securities Act.
In connection with the Timothy Stead Employment Agreement, described below, the Company will issue to Mr. Stead six hundred twenty thousand (620,000) shares of Series A convertible preferred stock upon the closing of the Global Gold transaction. These securities will be issued solely to a non-U.S. resident and in reliance upon and pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Regulation S of the Securities Act.
On April 18, 2012, the Company entered into a three-year employment agreement with Kenneth Stead, its Chief Executive Officer and President (the Kenneth Stead Agreement). Pursuant to the Kenneth Stead Agreement, Mr. Stead will be entitled to an annual base salary of Two Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($240,000) and will be eligible for discretionary performance and transactional bonus payments. Additionally, Mr. Stead will be issued a sign-on bonus of four million five hundred thousand (4,500,000) shares of Common Stock and will be issued a bonus of one million five hundred thousand (1,500,000) shares of the Company's Series A convertible preferred stock upon the closing of the Global Gold transaction. Mr. Stead will also be eligible for a bonus of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for each One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in net profits that the Company receives from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana. The Kenneth Stead Agreement also includes confidentiality obligations and inventions assignments by Mr. Stead.
Effective April 18, 2012, Timothy Stead was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Stead entered into a three-year employment agreement with the Company (the Timothy Stead Agreement). Pursuant to the Timothy Stead Agreement, Mr. Stead will be entitled to an annual base salary of One Hundred Forty-Four Thousand Dollars ($144,000) and will be eligible for discretionary performance and transactional bonus payments. Mr. Stead will be issued a bonus of six hundred twenty thousand (620,000) shares of the Company's Series A convertible preferred stock upon the closing of the Global Gold transaction. Mr. Stead will also be eligible for a bonus of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for each One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in net profits that the Company receives from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana. The Timothy Stead Agreement also includes confidentiality obligations and inventions assignments by Mr. Stead.
Thomas Brookes has been involved in the exploration and extraction of natural resources for more than thirty years. Past experience ranges from drilling for oil and natural gas in the Canadian High Arctic to many years prospecting for gold in Northwest British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Prior to its acquisition by the Company, since June 2011 Mr. Brookes was the Chief Executive Officer of Global Gold, a mining exploration company that secured the operating rights to the Ekom Eya mining concession. From January 2000 through the present, Mr. Brookes has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Gold, Inc., a business offering contracting and drilling services based in Inuvik, NWT.
In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a three-year employment agreement with Mr. Brookes (the Brookes Agreement). Pursuant to the Brookes Agreement, Mr. Brookes will be entitled to an annual base salary of Two Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($240,000) and will be eligible for discretionary performance and transactional bonus payments. Mr. Brookes will also be entitled to receive as a bonus 10,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock (subject to adjustment for stock splits and stock dividends) which shall be issued upon the Companys receipt of at least One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in revenues from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana. Mr. Brookes will also be eligible for a bonus of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for each One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in net profits that the Company receives from the production of the Ekom Eya mine in Ghana. The Brookes Agreement also includes confidentiality obligations and inventions assignments by Mr. Brookes.
The description of the Brookes Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Brookes Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.5 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.
There are no family relationships between Mr. Brookes and any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become as director or executive officer. Additionally, there have been no transactions involving Mr. Brookes that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, on the closing date, Matthew Sullivan was appointed Assistant Vice President of the Ekom Eya Mine Division of the Company and a member of the Companys Board of Directors.
Matthew Sullivan has worked with a wide variety of well-established ventures and early stage companies in strategic and business operations with a focus on venture capital and business analysis. Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Financial Officer of Global Gold since June 2011 prior to being acquired by the Company. He has also been the principal of Sullivan & Associates Ltd., a financial consulting firm, since January 2000, and the Chief Operating Officer of Asana International, a global consumer health products company, since October 2011. From May 2007 through February 2012, Mr. Sullivan owned Vandenblumes Cleaning Ltd. and Whiterock Cleaning Inc., two businesses that offer residential and commercial cleaning services throughout Metro Vancouver.
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND PLAN OF OPERATIONS.
We and our representatives may from time to time make written or oral statements that are forward-looking, including statements contained in this quarterly report and other filings with the SEC, reports to our stockholders and news releases. All statements that express expectations, estimates, forecasts or projections are forward-looking statements. In addition, other written or oral statements which constitute forward-looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. Words such as expect, anticipate, intend, plan, believe, seek, estimate, project, forecast, may, should, variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in or suggested by such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this quarterly report to conform forward-looking statements to actual results. Important factors on which such statements are based are assumptions concerning uncertainties, including but not limited to, uncertainties associated with the following:
Inadequate capital and barriers to raising the additional capital or to obtaining the financing needed to implement our business plans;
Our failure to earn revenues or profits;
Inadequate capital to continue business;
Volatility or decline of our stock price;
Potential fluctuation in quarterly results;
Rapid and significant changes in markets;
Litigation with or legal claims and allegations by outside parties; and
Insufficient revenues to cover operating costs.
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto which are included in this quarterly report. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results may differ substantially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements included in this discussion as a result of various factors.
We were incorporated in the State of Nevada on June 6, 2007. On June 4, 2010, we acquired, in a transaction with our parent company, 100% of the mineral rights that our parent company then held in and to Handcamp in exchange for 161,000,000 shares of our common stock. Following our acquisition of there mineral rights, we changed our business model to that of a mineral acquisition, exploration and development company focused primarily on gold properties. On August 26, 2010, our name was changed to Kat Gold Holdings Corp. As of the date of this quarterly report, we have generated no revenues but we have incurred expenses related to the drilling and exploration of Handcamp.
We have no material income and/or assets other than Handcamp and have cumulative losses since inception through March 31, 2012 of approximately $132,500,000. We are a natural resources exploration stage company, formed for the purpose of exploring and discovering mineral properties. We are currently focused on the mining and resources sector and intend to attempt, subject to, among other factors, obtaining substantial financing, to continue to increase our holdings of gold and other precious metals. Our principal objective is to attempt to locate, mine for and sell mineral properties and to take advantage of the increased value of precious metals, and in so doing to become an efficient and profitable, precious metals exploration and mining company. We may also seek to enter into joint ventures with certain major mining companies rather than selling properties. In pursuing this goal, we currently intend to concentrate any funds we are able in the future to obtain, if any, to explore areas that we believe will have mineral resources. Our current plan is to attempt to move forward to the next stage of in-depth exploration, which consists of ground geophysics, trenching and drilling. This phase, we believe, will determine the extent of the deposit along with its value.
Plan of Operations
Our strategy is to stake, explore and develop new properties in geologically promising areas and to continue making acquisitions of select properties that have been identified as economically attractive, technically and geologically sound and have significant upside potential.
We intend to build our business through the exploration and development of the existing Handcamp gold property; the acquisition, exploration, staking and development of future gold properties and the acquisition of producing gold properties. We plan to diversify our revenue sources by combining the secure and reliable revenue source of producing gold properties with the potential of gold exploration projects. In addition, we plan to explore and stake new gold properties, acquire development stage gold exploration properties, carry out exploration programs on the acquired properties, and develop any viable gold producing properties that we discover, acquire and are able to pursue, assuming that we are able to raise the requisite financing for such activities. We committed to examining all promising and viable properties that come to its attention with a particular interest in North American properties.
We operate with virtually no capital. Since our acquisition of the mineral rights related to Handcamp, we have funded an exploration program using investment capital from our parent company. We have recently been awarded a grant by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to, in part, fund our exploration of Handcamp. Under the terms of the grant, the province contributed a sum equal to fifty percent (50%) of our costs of drilling on Handcamp up to a maximum of CDN $100,000. We are presently attempting to raise sufficient funds to purchase new gold properties and fund further exploration. We cannot assure you that we will be able to purchase any gold properties above and beyond Handcamp.
Our ultimate objective is to sell any mineral properties that we have been able to develop to a major mining company, or to enter into joint ventures with it. We expect that such a company, should the opportunity arise, will in all likelihood make the decision whether to enter into a joint venture or to purchase a property in its discretion.
We hope to develop relationships with certain major mining companies that could assist us in implementing our business plan; however, we cannot assure you that any such relationships will ever materialize. We expect that the price of each property will be determined by the anticipated amount and value of minerals it contains. If we are able to acquire a pool of gold assets, our management expects that we would attempt to sell them to a major mining company that would then bring Handcamp into production.
We believe that the stage at which the interest of a major mining company is likely to be elicited is very subjective and subject to numerous facts and circumstances that we cannot predict with any significant confidence. However, we do believe that such companies have in the past become interested in a mining property based solely on the discovery of one promising drill hole having, in the opinion of such mining company, significant potential to contain substantial economic value.
Irrespective of any interest shown by such a company, if any, we do not anticipate that our own activities will extend beyond conducting a preliminary feasibility study, where such a study is defined as having (i) established that a particular mining project appears viable, and (ii) concluded that an effective method of mineral processing can be adopted and is reasonably likely, in the reasonable opinion of a qualified person, to lead to the determination that all or a part of the mineral resource can be classified as a mineral reserve.
We carried out Phase I, the initial phase of exploratory drilling, during the summer of 2010. We have had the core samples obtained thereby analyzed. Based upon that review, management is cautiously optimistic about the results and is currently in the process of determining our next steps.
We operate with virtually no capital. Since our acquisition of the mineral rights associated with Handcamp, we have funded an exploration program using capital contributed to us by our parent company. We are currently attempting to raise sufficient funds to fund further exploration and estimate that we will require an additional $1,000,000 to fund exploration work on the Handcamp property as well as for working capital. We are in discussions with prospective investors to provide such funding and anticipate that the receipt of such funds would enable us to satisfy our cash requirements for a period of six (6) months. We have no long term debt and have been able to meet our past financial obligations, including operational expenses, exploration expenses and acquisition costs, on a current basis.
In order to finance further exploration beyond the time period discussed immediately above, we believe that we will need to raise a minimum of $1,500,000, which we anticipate would enable us to satisfy our cash requirements for a period of twelve (12) months and complete Phase II. However, we cannot assure you that this amount would be sufficient to enable us to fully fund our anticipated cash requirements during this period. In addition, we cannot assure you that the requisite financing, whether over the short or long term, will be raised within the necessary time frame or on terms acceptable to us, if at all. Should we be unable to raise sufficient funds we may be required to curtail our operating plans if not cease them entirely. As a result, we cannot assure you that we will be able to operate profitably on a consistent basis, or at all, in the future.
None of the above figures refers to the financing that we would have to raise in order to contemplate making acquisitions of any other gold properties. While our business strategy includes acquiring additional gold properties, if possible, we have no present intention to acquire additional properties from our parent company or any other source, in large part because we do not presently have the means to make any further acquisitions. We would have to raise additional financing over and above the sums discussed above in order to contemplate making acquisitions of any additional gold properties.
As of the date of this quarterly report, there is substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern as we have not generated sufficient cash flow to fund our proposed business.
We have suffered recurring losses from operations since our inception. In addition, we have yet to generate an internal cash flow from our business operations or successfully raised the financing required to develop our proposed business. As a result of these and other factors, our independent auditor has expressed substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our future success and viability, therefore, are dependent upon our ability to generate capital financing. The failure to generate sufficient revenues or raise additional capital may have a material and adverse effect upon us and our shareholders.
Managements plans with regard to these matters encompass the following actions: (i) obtaining funding from new investors to alleviate our working capital deficiency, and (ii) implementing a plan to generate sales. Our continued existence is dependent upon our ability to resolve our liquidity problems and increase profitability in our current business operations. However, the outcome of managements plans cannot be ascertained with any degree of certainty. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these risks and uncertainties.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We had a cash balance of $3,776 as of the date of this quarterly report. These funds were used to pay vendors of our parent company. Our principal source of funds has been capital contributions supplied by our parent company.
Cash flow from operations.
To date, we have generated no cash flow from operations.
Cash flows from shareholders.
Capital contributions provided by our parent company aggregated $900,351 as of March 31, 2012.
Should we be unable to obtain further capital contributions from our parent company or otherwise raise sufficient funds, we will be required to curtail our operating plans if not cease them entirely. Our parent company has extremely limited capital available. We cannot assure you that we will receive further capital contributions from our parent company in the future or otherwise generate the necessary funding to operate or develop our business. Please see Cash Requirements above for our existing plans with respect to raising the capital we believe will be required.
In the event that we are able to obtain the necessary financing to move forward with our business plan, we expect that our expenses will increase significantly as we attempt to grow our business. Accordingly, the above estimates for the financing required may not be accurate and must be considered in light these circumstances.
Variables and Trends
Other than the current exploration of the Handcamp gold property, we have no operating history with respect to our exploration, acquisition and development of gold properties. However, our parent company and certain of our officers and directors, including Ken Stead and Timothy Stead, have significant mining exploration, acquisition and development experience.
As of the date of this quarterly report, our only material capital commitment was the continued funding of the exploration of the Handcamp gold property. We anticipate that any further capital commitments that may be incurred will be financed principally through the issuance of our securities. However, we cannot assure you that additional capital resources and financings will be available to us on a timely basis, on acceptable terms, or at all.
Off Balance Sheet Arrangements
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.
Critical Accounting Policies
We prepare financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), which requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our combined and consolidated financial statements and related notes. We periodically evaluate these estimates and assumptions based on the most recently available information, our own historical experience and various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Since the use of estimates is an integral component of the financial reporting process, actual results could differ from those estimates. Some of our accounting policies require higher degrees of judgment than others in their application. We believe the following accounting policies involve the most significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our financial statements.
Business Activities. We have not yet earned any revenue from operations. Accordingly, our activities have been accounted for as those of a Development Stage Enterprise as set forth in Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 7, Accounting and Reporting for Development Stage Enterprises (SFAS No. 7). Among the disclosures required by SFAS No. 7 are that our financial statements be identified as those of a development stage operation, and that the statements of operations, stockholders equity and cash flows disclose activity since the date of our inception.
Basis of Presentation. Our financial statements are presented on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United State of America, whereby revenues are recognized in the period earned and expenses when incurred. We follow SFAS No. 7 in preparing our financial statements.
Managements Use of Estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Comprehensive Income (Loss) We adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 130, Reporting Comprehensive Income, which establishes standards for the reporting and display of comprehensive income and its components in the financial statements. There were no items of comprehensive income (loss) applicable to us during the period covered in the financial statements.
Long-Lived Assets. In accordance with SFAS No. 144, we review and evaluate our long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their net book value may not be recoverable. When such factors and circumstances exist, including those noted above, we compare the assets carrying amounts against the estimated undiscounted cash flows to be generated by those assets over their estimated useful lives. If the carrying amounts are greater than the undiscounted cash flows, the fair values of those assets are estimated by discounting the projected cash flows. Any excess of the carrying amounts over the fair values are recorded as impairments in that fiscal period.
Statement of Cash Flows. For purposes of the statement of cash flows, we consider all highly liquid investments (i.e., investments which, when purchased, have original maturities of three months or less) to be cash equivalents.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Our financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents. The fair value of cash and cash equivalents approximates the recorded amounts because of the liquidity and short-term nature of these items.
Advertising Costs. Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. We do not incur any direct-response advertising costs.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
We have reviewed all recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements and do not believe that any future adoption of such pronouncements will have a material impact on our financial condition or the results of our operations.
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Each of our principal executive and principal financial officer has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a - 15(e) and 15d - 15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report. Based on their evaluation, each such person concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective due to material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting that applied as of December 31, 2011 and continued to apply as of March 31, 2012. Our management intends, during the 2012 fiscal year, to design and implement processes and procedures that will provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of our financial reporting and preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our management has evaluated whether any change in our internal control over financial reporting occurred during the last fiscal quarter. Based on that evaluation, management concluded that there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the relevant period that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS AND 8K
(a) Documents furnished as exhibits hereto:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.