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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended August 31, 2012
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ______ to ______.
Commission File Number: 001-34128
Dolat Ventures, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the issuer was required to file such reports), and (2)has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes x No o
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).
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” 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.
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As of as of August 31, 2012 the registrant had 98,660,000 shares of its Common Stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding.
DOLAT VENTURES, INC.
AUGUST 31, 2012
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Dolat Ventures, Inc. and Subsidiaries
(An Exploration Stage Company)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.
Dolat Ventures, Inc. and Subsidiaries
(An Exploration Stage Company)
Consolidated Statements of Operations
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.
Dolat Ventures, Inc. and Subsidiaries
(An Exploration Stage Company)
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.
Dolat Ventures, Inc. and Subsidiaries
(An Exploration Stage Company)
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Continued)
See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.
Dolat Ventures, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
August 31, 2012
Note 1 – Nature of Business, Presentation, and Going Concern
Dolat Ventures, Inc., the “Company” was incorporated in Nevada on April 13, 2006 with the intent to engage in the business of mineral property exploration.
On February 9, 2009, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Acquisition (the “Acquisition Agreement”) with Dove Diamond and Mining, Inc. (“Dove”), a Nevada corporation, and the shareholders of Dove (“Dove Shareholders”) whereby the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Dove in exchange (the “Stock Exchange”) for 20,622,000 newly issued shares of its restricted common stock. The final closing was concluded and is effective February 15, 2009. For accounting purposes, the Stock Exchange is being accounted for as if Dove is considered a newly created entity. Dove will import and wholesale rough diamonds and gemstones.
In conjunction with the acquisition of Dove, the Company experienced a change in control. On February 28, 2009 Shmuel Dovid Hauck was nominated and elected by the Board of Directors as President of Dolat Ventures, Inc. upon the resignation of Gary Tice, who previously served as President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and a Director. Mr. Hauck was also appointed to the Board of Directors on February 28, 2009.
On April 13, 2010, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Millennium Mining LLC (“Millennium”), a Sierra Leone Limited Liability Company. Under the agreement, the company acquired 75% of the capital stock of Millennium in exchange for thirty million (28,000,000) shares of the Company’s common stock. The shares of stock acquired were owned by Mr. Shumel Dovid Hauck, the Company’s President and majority shareholder. Millennium is an operating entity in the business of mining and wholesale distribution of diamonds and precious gemstones.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in The United States of America and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $11,574,836 at August 31, 2012, a net loss of $ 8,135 for the three months ended Aug. 31, 2012, as compared to a net loss of $110,610 for the same three month period ending August 31, 2011. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
The ability of the Company’s to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to further implement its business plan, generate revenues, and continue to raise additional investment capital. No assurance can be given that the Company will be successful in these efforts.
The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. Management believes that actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding and implement its strategic plans provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern.
Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Use of Estimates
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates in the accompanying consolidated financial statements include the depreciable lives of property and equipment, valuation of share-based payments and the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. Actual results could differ from those estimates and would impact future results of operations and cash flows.
Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Dolat Ventures, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dove Diamond and Mining, Inc., and its majority-owned subsidiary, Millennium Mining LLC. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Certain items on the 2010 statement of operations, and statement of cash flows have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid temporary cash investments with an original maturity of twelve months or less to be cash equivalents. At Aug. 31, 2012 and May 31, 2012, respectively, the Company had no cash equivalents.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are recorded at cost. Expenditures for major additions and betterments are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred. Depreciation of property and equipment is computed by the straight-line method (after taking into account their respective estimated residual values) over the assets estimated useful lives of 10 years. Upon sale or retirement of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in the consolidated statements of operations. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease or the estimated useful lives, whichever is shorter.
Depreciation expense for the twelve months ended Aug. 31, 2012 was $133,281.
Mineral Property and Exploration Costs
The Company has been in the exploration stage since April 13, 2006 and has not yet realized sustainable revenues from its planned operations. It is primarily engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mining properties and the wholesale distribution and sale of diamonds and precious gemstones. In accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Industry Guide 7, mineral property acquisition costs and exploration costs are expensed to operations as incurred.
When it has been determined that a mineral property can be economically developed as a result of establishing probable and then proven reserves, the costs then incurred to develop such property are capitalized. Such costs will be amortized using the units-of-production method over the estimated life of the probable-proven reserves. If mineral properties are subsequently abandoned or impaired, any capitalized costs will be charged to operations.
Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets
The Company accounts for the impairment or disposal of long-lived assets according to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 360 “Property, Plant and Equipment”. ASC 360 clarifies the accounting for the impairment of long-lived assets and for long-lived assets to be disposed of, including the disposal of business segments and major lines of business. Long-lived assets are reviewed when facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the asset August not be recoverable. When necessary, impaired assets are written down to estimate fair value based on the best information available. Estimated fair value is generally based on either appraised value or measured by discounting estimated future cash flows. Considerable management judgment is necessary to estimate discounted future cash flows. Accordingly, actual results could vary significantly from such estimates.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, 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 states that a fair value measurement should be determined based on the assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. In addition, ASC 820 specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques based on whether the types of valuation information (“inputs”) are observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on the best information available in the circumstances.
The twelve broad levels defined by ASC 820 hierarchy are as follows:
Level 1 – quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2 – pricing inputs are other than quoted prices in active markets, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reported date.
Level 3 – valuations derived from methods in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable in the markets.
These financial instruments are measured using management’s best estimate of fair value, where the inputs into the determination of fair value require significant management judgment to estimation. Valuations based on unobservable inputs are highly subjective and require significant judgments. Changes in such judgments could have a material impact on fair value estimates. In addition, since estimates are as of a specific point in time, they are susceptible to material near-term changes. Changes in economic conditions August also dramatically affect the estimated fair values.
Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of Aug. 31, 2012. The respective carrying value of certain financial instruments approximated their fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments. These financial instruments include related party receivables, prepaid expenses, accounts payable and accrued expenses and related party payables. The fair value of the Company’s notes payable is estimated based on current rates that would be available for debt of similar terms which is not significantly different from its stated value.
The Company recognized revenue on arrangements in accordance with ASC Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition” (“ASC Topic 605”). Under ASC Topic 605, revenue is recognized only when the price is fixed and determinable, persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the service is performed and collectability of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured. Revenue is recognized when the products are received and accepted by the customer.
Environmental expenditures that relate to current operations are expensed or capitalized as appropriate. Expenditures that relate to an existing condition caused by past operations, and which do not contribute to current or future revenue generation, are expensed. Liabilities are recorded when environmental assessments and/or remedial efforts are probable, and the cost can be reasonably estimated. Generally, the timing of these accruals coincides with the earlier of completion of a feasibility study or the Company’s commitments to plan of action based on the then known facts.
Stock Based Compensation
The Company accounts for Stock-Based Compensation under ASC 718 “Compensation – Stock Compensation”, which addresses the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services, with a primary focus on transactions in which an entity obtains employee services in share-based payment transactions. ASC 718-10 is a revision to SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation," and supersedes Accounting Principles Board ("APB") Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees," and its related implementation guidance. ASC 718-10 requires measurement of the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions). Incremental compensation costs arising from subsequent modifications of awards after the grant date must be recognized.
The Company accounts for stock-based compensation awards to non-employees in accordance with ASC 505-50 “Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees” ("ASC 505-50"). Under ASC 505-50, the Company determines the fair value of the warrants or stock-based compensation awards granted as either the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. Any stock options issued to non-employees are recorded in expense and additional paid-in capital in shareholders' equity/(deficit) over the applicable service periods using variable accounting through the vesting dates based on the fair value of the options at the end of each period.
The Company has not adopted a stock option plan and has not granted any stock options as of May 31, 2012.
Income taxes are accounted for under the liability method of accounting for income taxes. Under the liability method, future tax liabilities and assets are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the amounts reported in the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Future tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted or substantially enacted income tax rates expected to apply when the asset is realized or the liability settled. The effect of a change in income tax rates on future income tax liabilities and assets is recognized in income in the period that the change occurs. Future income tax assets are recognized to the extent that they are considered more likely than not to be realized.
The FASB has issued ASC 740 “Income Taxes” (formerly, Financial Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” – An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (FIN 48)). ASC 740 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with prior literature FASB Statement No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes. This standard requires a company to determine whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based upon the technical merits of the position. If the more-likely-than-not threshold is met, a company must measure the tax position to determine the amount to recognize in the financial statements.
As a result of the implementation of this standard, the Company performed a review of its material tax positions in accordance with recognition and measurement standards established by FASB ASC 740 and concluded that the tax position of the Company has not met the more-likely-than-not threshold as of February 29, 2012.
Foreign Currency Translation
The consolidated financial statements are presented in United States dollars. In accordance with ASC 828 ‘‘Foreign Currency Matters’’, foreign denominated monetary assets and liabilities are translated into their United States dollar equivalents using foreign exchange rates which prevailed at the balance sheet date. Non-monetary assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rates prevailing at the transaction date. Revenue and expenses are translated at average rates of exchange during the year. Gains or losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in results of operations. Translation adjustments are included in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss).
Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share
The Company computes income (loss) per share in accordance with ASC 260, "Earnings per Share", which requires presentation of both basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) on the face of the statement of operations. Basic EPS is computed by dividing income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS gives effect to all dilutive potential shares of common stock outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method and convertible preferred stock using the if-converted method. In computing diluted EPS, the average stock price for the period is used in determining the number of shares assumed to be purchased from the exercise of stock options or warrants. Diluted EPS excludes all dilutive potential shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. Dilutive loss per share has not been presented because as of February 28, 2011 and 2010, respectively, there were no common share equivalents outstanding.
In accordance with the provisions of ASC 280-10, “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information”, the Company is required to report financial and descriptive information about its reportable operating segments. The Company operates in only one operating segment as of February 29, 2012.
Exploration Stage Company
The Company is an “exploration stage company” as defined in the Securities and Exchange Commission Industry Guide 7, and is subject to compliance with ASC Topic 915 “Development Stage Entities”. To date, the Company's planned principal operations have not fully commenced.
Accounting Standards Codification
In September 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASC 105, formerly FASB Statement No. 168, the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Codification”) and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), a replacement of FASB Statement No. 162 (“SFAS 168”). SFAS 168 establishes the Codification as the single source of authoritative GAAP in the United States, other than rules and interpretive releases issued by the SEC. The Codification is a reorganization of current GAAP into a topical format that eliminates the current GAAP hierarchy and establishes instead two levels of guidance — authoritative and non-authoritative. All non-grandfathered, non-SEC accounting literature that is not included in the Codification will become non-authoritative. The FASB’s primary goal in developing the Codification is to simplify user access to all authoritative GAAP by providing all the authoritative literature related to a particular accounting topic in one place. The Codification was effective for interim and annual periods ending after September 15, 2009. As the Codification was not intended to change or alter existing GAAP, it did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
Effect of Recent Accounting Pronouncements
The Company reviews new accounting standards as issued. No new standards had any material effect on these consolidated financial statements. The accounting pronouncements issued subsequent to the date of these financial statements that were considered significant by management were evaluated for the potential effect on these consolidated financial statements. Management does not believe any of the subsequent pronouncements will have a material effect on these consolidated financial statements as presented and does not anticipate the need for any future restatement of these consolidated financial statements because of the retro-active application of any accounting pronouncements issued subsequent to May 31, 2012 through the date these financial statements were issued.
Note 3 – Mineral Properties
Paula Property, British Columbia, Canada
On October 3, 2006, the Company acquired a 100% undivided right, title and interest in and to the ‘‘Paula Property’’ located in the province of British Columbia, Canada from an unrelated party for $1,000. From that time through February 28, 2010, the Company has incurred property acquisition and exploration costs totaling $10,771 on the Paula Property. During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company has decided to abandon the Paula Property to focus on its operations acquired in Sierra Leone.
Bo District, Sierra Leone
On April 13, 2010, the Company acquired 75% of the capital stock of Millennium Mining LLC (“Millennium”). Millennium was incorporated in Sierra Leone as a Private Limited Liability Company on March 3, 2008 and commenced commercial operations after obtaining its license from the Ministry of Mineral Resources (Sierra Leone) shortly after. The Company’s core operations are to mine, extract, refine, and purify precious metals and stones. The Company buys, sells, distributes and exports diamond bauxite, rutile gold, silver and other precious minerals in Sierra Leone and internationally.
Millennium is party to a mining agreement pursuant to which owners of land in the towns of Gandorhun and Njala in the Tikonko Chiefdom, Bo District of Sierra Leone have agreed to allow Millennium to mine the area in and around the Baimbawai Pool of the Sewa River located between those two towns. According to the terms of the mining agreement dated January 26, 2008, Millennium will fund all diamond mining operations, and shall be responsible for all required machinery, mining equipment and/or structures. The landowners who hold the license to mine this area shall be entitled to thirty percent (28%) of the net profits.
Note 4 – Notes Payable
The Company issued twelve notes payable as follows: Note One is a non-interest bearing loan in the amount of $17,113 (74,441,165 Sierra Leones) disbursed to the Company on multiple dates between March 15, 2008 and August 5, 2009. All amounts were payable February 1, 2009. Note Two is a non-interest bearing loan in the amount of $18,391 (80,000,000 Sierra Leones) obtained on March 28, 2008 and payable June 28, 2008. Note Twelve is a non-interest bearing loan secured by a motor vehicle in the amount of $3,218 (14,000,000 Sierra Leones) obtained on February 24, 2009 and due on demand. All twelve notes are in default at February 28, 2011.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, one of the Company’s banks credited their overdraft balance by $34,070 (140,000,000 Sierra Leones) and created a Bank Loan for this amount. During the twelve months ended February 28, 2011, $15,296 (58,333,333 Sierra Leones) was paid on the loan leaving a balance of $18,774 (81,666,667 Sierra Leones). This loan accrues interest monthly which is automatically charged to the bank account. Interest expense of $602 was paid during the twelve months ended February 28, 2011.
On March 28, 2011, the Company issued a short-term note payable in the amount of $100,000. The note is non-interest bearing and is due January 28, 2012.
Note 5 – Related Party Transactions
As of February 28, 2009 the Company had received $24,660 from associates of the Company’s management. These advances were unsecured and non-interest bearing. During the year ended February 28, 2010 the Company received an additional $7,022 from Company’s management, and $25,247 of this debt was forgiven and credited to additional paid in capital, resulting in a balance of $6,435 due to related parties as of February 28, 2010 and February 28, 2011.
On February 9, 2009, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Acquisition (the “Acquisition Agreement”) with Dove Diamond and Mining, Inc. (“Dove”), a Nevada corporation, and the shareholders of Dove (“Dove Shareholders”) whereby the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Dove in exchange (the “Stock Exchange”) for 20,622,000 newly issued shares of its restricted common stock. The final closing was concluded and is effective February 15, 2009
During the year ended February 28, 2010, Dove advanced $298,000 to a Millennium, which at the time was majority owned by the Company’s President and majority shareholder. On April 13, 2010, the Company acquired a 75% interest in Millennium.
On September 29, 2009, Mr. Gary Tice and Ms. Nigar Lila executed a stock Purchase Agreement, pursuant to which Ms. Lila agreed to sell all of her holding in Dolat to Mr. Tice for $250,000. Ms. Lila resigned from the Board of Directors on September 22, 2009 and was replaced by Gary Tice, who was appointed President the same day.
On February 28, 2009 Shmuel Dovid Hauck was nominated and elected by the Board of Directors as President of the Company upon the resignation of Gary Tice, who previously served as President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and a Director. Mr. Hauck was also appointed to the Board of Directors on February 28, 2009.
For the years ended February 28, 2010 and February 28, 2009 the Company paid a total of $220 and $2,500, respectively, to the Company’s sole officer for administrative services rendered to the Company.
On April 13, 2010, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Millennium Mining LLC (“Millennium”), a Sierra Leone Limited Liability Company. Under the agreement, the company acquired 75% of the capital stock of Millennium in exchange for thirty million (28,000,000) shares of the Company’s common stock. The shares of stock acquired were owned by Mr. Shmuel Dovid Hauck, the Company’s President and majority shareholder.
On July 21, 2010, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of its restricted common stock to the brother-in-law of the Company’s President and Director for compensation for past support of the Company.
Note 6 – Stockholders’ Deficit
On June 19, 2006, the Company issued 4,000,000 restricted shares of its common stock for $4,000 cash, or $.001 per share.
On June 26, 2006, the Company issued 1,000,000 restricted shares of its common stock for $1,000 cash, or $.001 per share.
On August 21, 2006, the Company issued 800,000 restricted shares of its common stock for $8,000 cash, or $.01 per share.
On February 1, 2006, the Company issued 800,000 restricted shares of its common stock for $16,000 cash, or $.02 per share.
On February 15, 2009, the Company issued 20,622,000 shares of stock to two individuals in exchange for 100% of the shares of the outstanding capital stock of Dove Diamonds and Mining, Inc.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the company sold 1,803,279 restricted shares of its common stock for $325,000 or $0.18 per share. The Company incurred $17,500 of expense related to sale of these shares.
On April 13, 2010, the Company issued 28,000,000 shares of common stock in a share exchange agreement for 75% of Millennium Mining LLC common stock.
On July 29, 2010, the Company filed an amendment to its articles of incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State to increase its authorized number of common shares to 250,000,000 at $0.001 par value and authorized 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001. Also on July 29, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Company filed a Designation of Series A Preferred Stock creating 1,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and a Designation of Series B Preferred Stock creating 24,000,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company issued a total of 4,162,223 restricted shares of its common stock for $503,000 cash, or an average of $0.12 per share, under private placements.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company issued 861,000 shares of its restricted common stock to various individuals and entities for services at a value of $126,650, or an average of $0.147 per share, based on the market value at the date of issuance.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company issued 375,000 shares of its restricted common stock to various charitable organizations as donations at a value of $56,250, or an average of $0.15 per share, based on the market value at the date of issuance.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company issued 19,709,660 shares of its restricted common stock to various individuals and entities for past support of the Company at a value of $10,458,150, or an average of $0.53 per share, based on the market value at the date of issuance.
During the year ended February 28, 2010, the Company issued 2,092,199 shares of its Series B preferred stock to various individuals and entities for global public relations at a value of $320,523, or an average of $0.153 per share, based on the market value of its common stock at the date of issuance. The Company cancelled these shares, and the shares were returned, on February 27, 2010 as the services were not performed by the recipients.
During the twelve months ended May 28, 2011, the Company issued 555,555 restricted shares of its common stock for $50,000 cash, or $0.09 per share, under a private placement.
During the twelve months ended February 29, 2012 the Company issued 14,833,000 restricted shares of its common stock for $350,000.00.
The Company has not adopted a stock option plan and has not granted any stock options or issued any warrants as of Aug. 31, 2012.
Note 7 – Income Taxes
Deferred income taxes have been provided to show the effect of temporary differences between the recognition of expenses for financial and income tax reporting purposes and between the tax basis of assets and liabilities, and their reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements. In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, the Company assesses the likelihood that deferred tax assets will be recovered through tax planning strategies or from future taxable income, and to the extent that recovery is not likely or there is insufficient operating history, a valuation allowance is established. The Company adjusts the valuation allowance in the period management determines it is more likely than not that net deferred tax assets will or will not be realized. As of February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011, the Company has provided a valuation allowance for all net deferred tax assets due to their current realization not being more likely than not.
The provisions for income taxes differ from the amount computed by applying the statutory federal income tax rate to Income before provision for income taxes. The source and tax effects of the differences are as follows for the twelve months ended February 29, 2012 and February 28, 2011:
As of Aug. 31, 2012, the Company did not recognize any assets or liabilities relative to uncertain tax positions, nor do we anticipate any significant unrecognized tax benefits will be recorded during the next 12 months. Any interest or penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits is recognized in income tax expense. Since there are no unrecognized tax benefits as a result of tax positions taken, there are no accrued penalties or interest.
Tax positions are positions taken in a previously filed tax return or positions expected to be taken in a future tax return that are reflected in measuring current or deferred income tax assets and liabilities reported in the consolidated financial statements. Tax positions include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Company reflects tax benefits only if it is more likely than not that we will be able to sustain the tax position, based on its technical merits. If a tax benefit meets this criterion, it is measured and recognized based on the largest amount of benefit that is cumulatively greater than 50% likely to be realized. The Company has no unrecognized tax benefits as of February 29, 2012.
The Company’s practice is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. The Company had no accrual for interest or penalties on the Company’s balance sheets at May 31, 2012, and has not recognized interest and/or penalties in the statement of operations for either period.
Note 8 – Subsequent Events
The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued and filed with Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has determined that there are no other events that warrant disclosure or recognition in the financial statements.
SPECIAL NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
We believe that it is important to communicate our future expectations to our security holders and to the public. This report, therefore, contains statements about future events and expectations which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Sections 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including the statements about our plans, objectives, expectations and prospects under the heading “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” You can expect to identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “August,” “might,” “could,” “would,” ”will,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect,” “intend,” “seek” and other similar expressions. Any statement contained in this report that is not a statement of historical fact August be deemed to be a forward-looking statement. Although we believe that the plans, objectives, expectations and prospects reflected in or suggested by our forward-looking statements are reasonable, those statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that August cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, and we can give no assurance that our plans, objectives, expectations and prospects will be achieved.
Important factors that might cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements are contained in the “Risk Factors” section of and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2012 and in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The following discussion of our results of operations should be read together with our financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report.
Dolat Ventures, Inc. (the "Company", “Dolat”, “DOLV”, “we”, “us” or “our”), through its wholly and majority owned subsidiaries, Dove Diamonds and Mining, Inc. and Millennium Mining LLC, respectively, is focused on the early stages of acquiring diamonds, gems and precious stones from a variety of locations throughout the African continent.
We were incorporated on April 13, 2006 in the state of Nevada. We are an exploration stage enterprise and have not sustained operations or generated or realized any significant revenues from our business operations. On December 15, 2009, we acquired 100% of the outstanding capital stock of Dove Diamonds and Mining, Inc., a Nevada Corporation (“Dove”), at which point the Company experienced a change in control and Shmuel Dovid Hauck became our President and sole Director. On April 13, 2010, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement under which the Company agreed to exchange Thirty-Million (30,000,000) shares of Common stock to Millennium in exchange for 75%, or (22,500,000 shares) of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Millennium.
On October 3, 2006, the Company acquired a 100% undivided right, title and interest in and to the ‘‘Paula Property’’ located in the province of British Columbia, Canada from an unrelated party for $1,000. From that time through February 28, 2010, the Company has incurred property acquisition and exploration costs totaling $10,771 on the Paula Property. During the year ended February 28, 2011, the Company has decided to abandon the Paula Property to focus on its operations acquired in Sierra Leone.
Plan of Operation
We are currently focused on the early stages of acquiring diamonds, gems and precious stones from a variety of locations throughout the African continent through our subsidiaries Dove Diamonds and Mining and Millennium Mining.
Dove Diamonds and Mining
Dove is currently in the early stages of acquiring diamonds, gems and precious stones from a variety of locations throughout the African continent. Primarily focused on the West African country of Sierra Leone, we are in an organized search for mineral locations, suppliers and sellers of diamonds, gems and precious stones. Dove intends to acquire equipment, mining operations and mining locations, and to establish distribution channels to sell its diamonds to wholesalers and retailers in the United States and globally. Dove has no plans to sell directly to consumers currently.
Millennium Mining, LLC
Millennium’s core operations are to mine, extract, refine, and purify precious metals and stones. We intend to buy, sell, distribute and export diamond bauxite, rutile gold, silver and all other precious minerals in Sierra Leone and internationally.
Millennium is party to a mining agreement pursuant to which owners of land in the towns of Gandorhun and Njala in the Tikonko Chiefdom, Bo District of Sierra Leone have agreed to allow Millennium to mine the area in and around the Baimbawai Pool of the Sewa River located between those two towns. The Sewa River, located in the heart of Sierra Leone, is renowned for its diamonds production and has been successfully mined for over 50 years. The Sewa River is formed by the junction of the Bagbe and Bafi rivers and it flows 150 mi (240 km) to join the Waanje River and form the Kittam, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The country's most important commercial river, it has historically produced the bulk of Sierra Leone's diamond exports.
This site in particular has a rich deposit because the pool was never mined properly and has indicated from spot mining that there is a concentration of diamonds. The pool goes down to depths of 90 feet and the gravel is covered by 1-15 feet of sand. So unless an operator has the right equipment, it is very hard to get down to the gravel, especially in the middle of the pool.
According to the terms of the mining agreement dated January 26, 2008, Millennium will fund all diamond mining operations, and shall be responsible for all required machinery, mining equipment and/or structures. The landowners who hold the license to mine this area shall be entitled to thirty percent (30%) of the net profits.
During the year ended February 28, 2011, we completed the installation of new equipment at the Sewa River facility. Initial testing has produced approximately .4 carats per ton of gravel processed. Management expects to be able to process approximately 1,000 tons per day when sufficient capital is raised to commence and sustain full scale mining operations. Once full scale operations are sustained, management anticipates strong margins as diamond prices continue to average over $250 per carat. However, there is no assurance that sufficient capital will be raised in order to reach such full scale operations.
Results of Operations
For the Three Months Ended Aug 31, 2012 and 2011
The Company had no revenues for the three months ended Aug. 31, 2012 and 2011.
For the three months ended Aug 31, 2012, our operating expenses were $15,424 compared to $126,667 for the three months ended Aug. 31, 2011, representing an decrease of $100,613. In August, 2011 we incurred higher general and administrative expenses of $59,198 compared to $6,744 for the three months ending Aug. 31, 2012. Professional fees increased in August, 2012 to $8,680 from $53,772 in 2011.
During the three months ended Aug. 31, 2012, we incurred no interest expense compared to $5,857 in the same period of 2011 relating to debt acquired in the acquisition of Millennium.
For the period from April 13, 2006 (date of inception) to May 31, 2012, we have incurred an accumulated loss of $11,574,836 attributable to our shareholders.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
For the three months ended Aug, 31, 2012, we funded our limited operations through financing activities consisting primarily of private placements of equity securities with outside investors, and by loans from an individual. Our principal use of funds during the three months ended Aug. 31, 2012 has been for the ongoing exploration efforts to develop our mining properties and for general corporate expenses.
Liquidity and Capital Resources during the three months ended Aug. 31, 2011 compared to the three months ended Aug. 31, 2012
As of Aug. 31, 2012 the Company had cash of $8,599 and a deficit in working capital of $20,246. The Company generated a negative cash flow from operations of $ 20,246 for the three months ended Aug. 31, 2011. The negative cash flow from operating activities for the period is primarily attributable to the Company's net loss from operations of $8,135 and changes in operating assets and liabilities of $(12,111). Cash used in operations for the three months ended Aug 31, 2012 was $20,246, consisting of a net loss of $8,135.
No cash was used or provided in investing activities for the three months ended Aug. 31,. No cash was used or provide by financing activities for the year three months Aug. 31, 2010 compared to $(4,000) provided by financing activities for the same period ending Aug. 31, 2011 as the Company did not issue any common stock during the first six months of 2012.
We will require additional financing during the current fiscal year according to our planned exploration and operational activities. We plan to spend approximately $2,500,000 from June, 2011 to August, 2012 to carry out exploration, operational and administration activities on our Sierra Leone mineral properties and establish our wholesale sales activities. We presently do not have sufficient financing to enable us to complete these activities and will require additional financing to perform future exploration work on all of our mineral properties. Our actual expenditures on these activities will depend on the amount of funds we have available as a result of our financing efforts. There is no assurance that we will be able to raise the necessary financing.
Due to the uncertainty of our ability to meet our current operating and capital expenses, our independent auditors included an explanatory paragraph in their report on the consolidated financial statements for the year ended February 29, 2012 regarding concerns about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our unaudited consolidated financial statements contain additional note disclosures describing the circumstances that lead to this disclosure by our independent auditors.
Our unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which assumes the realization of assets and settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate profitable operations in the future and/ or to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations and repay our liabilities arising from normal business operations when they become due. The outcome of these matters cannot be predicted with any certainty at this time and raise substantial doubt that we will be able to continue as a going concern. Our unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to the amount and classification of assets and liabilities that August be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.
There is no assurance that our operations will be profitable. The Company has conducted private placements of its common stock, which have generated funds to satisfy the initial cash requirements of its planned exploration ventures. Our continued existence and plans for future growth depend on our ability to obtain the additional capital necessary to operate either through the generation of revenue or the issuance of additional debt or equity.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We currently have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future material effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires us to make a number of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Such estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We base our estimates on historical experiences and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results August differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions. We continue to monitor significant estimates made during the preparation of our financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate estimates and assumptions based upon historical experience and various other factors and circumstances. We believe our estimates and assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances; however, actual results August differ from these estimates under different future conditions.
Our significant accounting policies are summarized in Note 2 of our financial statements. While all of these significant accounting policies impact the Company’s consolidated financial condition and results of operations, we view certain of these policies as critical. Policies determined to be critical are those policies that have the most significant impact on the Company and require management to use a greater degree of judgment and estimates. We believe that the estimates and assumptions that are most important to the portrayal of our consolidated financial condition and results of operations, in that they require subjective or complex judgments, form the basis for the accounting for mineral property costs, impairment of long-lived assets, income taxes and stock-based compensation. We believe estimates and assumptions related to these critical accounting policies are appropriate under the circumstances; however, should future events or occurrences result in unanticipated consequences, there could be a material impact on our future consolidated financial conditions or results of operations. We suggest that our significant accounting policies be read in conjunction with this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition.
We file reports and other materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents August be inspected and copied at the Commission's Public Reference Room at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20549. You can obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 . You can also get copies of documents that the Company files with the Commission through the Commission's Internet site at www.sec.gov.
The disclosure required under this item is not required to be reported by smaller reporting companies; as such term is defined by Item 503(e) of Regulation S-K.
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
The Securities and Exchange Commission defines the term “disclosure controls and procedures” to mean a company's controls and other procedures of an issuer that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its chief executive and chief financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company maintains such a system of controls and procedures in an effort to ensure that all information which it is required to disclose in the reports it files under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified under the SEC's rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed is accumulated and communicated to the chief executive and interim chief financial officer to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.
As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on this evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are not effective as of such date. The Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer have determined that the Company continues to have the following deficiencies which represent a material weakness:
To remediate our internal control weaknesses, management intends to implement the following measures:
The additional hiring is contingent upon The Company’s efforts to obtain additional funding through equity or debt and the results of its operations. Management expects to secure funds in the coming fiscal year but provides no assurances that it will be able to do so.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the last fiscal quarter, which has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
There are no pending legal proceedings to which the Company is a party or in which any director, officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record or beneficially of more than 5% of any class of voting securities of the Company, or security holder is a party adverse to the Company or has a material interest adverse to the Company. The Company's property is not the subject of any pending legal proceedings.
The disclosure required under this item is not required to be reported by smaller reporting companies; as such term is defined by Item 503(e) of Regulation S-K. Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2011.
There have been on unregistered sales of equity securities during the period ending August 31, 2012.
Item 6. Exhibits (By incorporated reference):
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Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.