|• QUARTERLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2012 • EXHIBIT 31 • EXHIBIT 32 • EX-101.INS • EX-101.SCH • EX-101.CAL • EX-101.DEF • EX-101.LAB • EX-101.PRE|
ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission file number: 0-15476
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (323) 552-9867
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or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for
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been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨
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On March 31, 2012, the Registrant had 1,695,126 shares of common stock outstanding.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ZAXIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Note 1. The Company
Zaxis International Inc. ("the Company") was incorporated in California in 1984 and subsequently changed its domicile to Delaware in 1985. Prior to ceasing its operations in 2002, Zaxis manufactured and distributed products used in a molecular separation process known as electrophoresis, a procedure used in research, industrial and clinical laboratories worldwide. In November 2002, the Company and its subsidiaries filed a petition for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio. At present, the Company has no business operations and is deemed to be a shell company.
Note 2. Going Concern
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. The Company has incurred losses, has negative operational cash flows and has no revenues. The future of the Company is dependent upon Management success in its efforts and limited resources to pursue and effect a business combination.
These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments that might arise from this uncertainty.
Note 3. Basis of Presentation
The Financial Statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair statement of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. The information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The accounting policies are described in the Notes to the Financial Statements in the 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and updated, as necessary, in this Form 10-Q. The year-end balance sheet data presented for comparative purposes was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year or for any other subsequent interim period.
Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statement and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from the estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents: For financial statement presentation purposes, the Company considers those short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash or cash equivalents.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments: ASC # 825, "Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments," requires disclosure of fair value information about financial instruments. Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of March 31, 2012. These financial instruments include accounts payable and accrued expenses. Fair values were assumed to approximate carrying values for these financial instruments since they are short-term in nature and their carrying amounts approximate fair values.
Earnings per Common Share: Basic net loss per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is computed using the weighted average number of common and dilutive equivalent shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive common equivalent shares consist of options to purchase common stock (only if those options are exercisable and at prices below the average share price for the period) and shares issuable upon the conversion of issued and outstanding preferred stock. Due to the net losses reported, dilutive common equivalent shares were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share, as inclusion would be anti-dilutive for the periods presented. There were no common equivalent shares required to be added to the basic weighted average shares outstanding to arrive at diluted weighted average shares outstanding as of March 31, 2012 or 2011.
Reclassification: Certain amounts in the prior period financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on reported losses.Income Taxes: The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC # 740, "Accounting for Income Taxes," which requires recognition of estimated income taxes payable or refundable on income tax returns for the current year and for the estimated future tax effect attributable to temporary differences and carry-forwards. Measurement of deferred income tax is based on enacted tax laws including tax rates, with the measurement of deferred income tax assets being reduced by available tax benefits not expected to be realized.
FIN 48 requires that the Company recognize in its financial statements the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not of being sustained on audit, based on the technical merits of the position. Management of the Company is not aware of any additional needed liability for unrecognized tax benefits at March 31, 2012 and 2011.
Impact of recently issued accounting standards
There were no new accounting pronouncements that had a significant impact on the Companys operating results or financial position.
Note 4. Convertible Notes to Related Party
On October 2, 2009, we issued a convertible promissory note in the amount of $35,000. The note bears interest of 12% per annum until paid or converted. Interest is payable upon the maturity date (December 31, 2012). The conversion rate is $0.10 per share. The note was issued in consideration of cash advances made and for services provided to the Company by our President.
On August 1, 2011, we issued a convertible promissory note in the amount of $50,000. The note bears interests of 12% per annum until paid or converted. Interest is payable upon the maturity date (December 31, 2012). The conversion rate is $0.03 per share. The note was issued in consideration for cash advances made and for services provided to the Company by our President.
In accordance Accounting Standard Codification ( ASC # 815), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, we evaluated the holders non-detachable conversion right provision and liquidated damages clause, contained in the terms governing the Note to determine whether the features qualify as an embedded derivative instruments at issuance. Such non-detachable conversion right provision and liquidated damages clause did not need to be accounted for as derivative financial instruments. Additionally, since the conversion price of the two notes represented the fair market value of the Companys common stock at the time of issuance, no beneficial conversion feature exists.
Note 5. Related Party Transactions
Fair value of services: Our President provides services to the Company, which services are accrued and are valued at $2,000 per month. The total of these accrued expenses was $6,000 for the period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, and is reflected in the statement of operations as general and administrative expenses.
An entity controlled by the Companys President provided office space to the Company valued at $1,000 per month. The total of $3,000 during the period ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was recorded as accrued expenses and is reflected in the statement of operations as general and administrative expenses.
Due Related Parties: Amounts due related parties consist of fair value of services provided by our President, accrued office space expenses, corporate regulatory compliance expenses and cash advances received from our President.
Such items due totaled $89,029 at March 31, 2012 and $80,029 at December 31, 2011.
Note 6. Commitments and Contingencies
There are no pending or threatened legal proceedings as of March 31, 2012. The Company has no non-cancellable operating leases.
Some of the statements contained in this quarterly report of Zaxis International Inc., Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as "we", "us", "our", "Company" and the "Registrant") discuss future expectations, contain projections of our plan of operation or financial condition or state other forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions.
Organizational History and General Background of the Registrant
Zaxis was incorporated in Ohio in 1989. On August 25, 1995, Zaxis merged with a subsidiary of The InFerGene Company ("InFerGene") and InFerGene changed its name to Zaxis International Inc. InFerGene was incorporated in California in 1984 and subsequently changed its domicile to Delaware in 1985.
The Company was a biotechnology holding company that operated its business through a wholly owned subsidiary. The Company was a manufacturer and distributor of products that were used in a molecular separation process known as electrophoresis, a procedure used in more than 55,000 research, industrial and clinical laboratories worldwide. The more common applications of this procedure include protein-based separations such as the HDL and LDL components and sub-components of cholesterol, the identification of various genes and gene products (e.g. DNA, RNA, etc.) and the separation and identification of proteins in drug discovery applications (Proteomics). A variety of techniques, formats, materials, compounds, equipment and devices are employed in electrophoresis and Zaxis provided products to meet these needs. The primary focus of the Company's former research and development efforts as well as its former sales and marketing efforts were targeted toward the consumables segment of this market. The Company's core products were the pre-cast gels and reagents used in these electrophoresis procedures.
The Company was not able to generate sufficient revenues to support its operating expenses during fiscal year 2002. In addition, the Company was not able to raise additional capital to fund its negative cash flow from operations through borrowings or equity financing to support its business plan. As a result, the Company ceased operations during the fourth quarter in 2002 and filed for bankruptcy. On October 13, 2004, the Company emerged from bankruptcy.
As a result of the Bankruptcy Court order, Ivo Heiden was appointed to the board of directors of the Registrant. Mr. Heiden was subsequently appointed as sole officer of the Registrant ("Management").
Plan of Operation
The Registrant has no present operations. Management determined to direct its efforts and limited resources to pursue and effect a business combination.
Management believes that as a result of the relative uncertainty in the United States equity markets over the past few years, many privately-held companies have been closed off from the public market and traditional IPO's. During the past few years, many privately-held or public companies attempted to divest non-core assets and divisions and valuations of these assets and divisions have decreased significantly. Therefore, Management believes that there are substantial business opportunities to effect attractive acquisitions. As a public entity with its shares of common stock registered under the Exchange Act and publicly trading, Management believes to be well positioned to identify target acquisitions and to effect a business combination in order to take advantage of these current trends.
Effecting a business combination
Prospective investors in the Company's common stock will invest in the Company without an opportunity to evaluate the specific merits or risks of any one or more business combinations. A business combination may involve the acquisition of, or merger with, a company which needs to raise substantial additional capital by means of being a publicly traded company, while avoiding what it may deem to be adverse consequences of undertaking a public offering itself. These include time delays, significant expense, loss of voting control and compliance with various Federal and state securities laws. A business combination may involve a company which may be financially unstable or in its early stages of development or growth.
The Registrant has not identified a target business or target industry
The Company's effort in identifying a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry and the Company may ultimately acquire a business in any industry Management deems appropriate. To date, the Company has not selected any target business on which to concentrate our search for a business combination. While the Company intends to focus on target businesses in the United States, it is not limited to those entities and may consummate a business combination with a target business outside of the United States. Accordingly, there is no basis for investors in the Company's common stock to evaluate the possible merits or risks of the target business or the particular industry in which we may ultimately operate. To the extent we effect a business combination with a financially unstable company or an entity in its early stage of development or growth, including entities without established records of sales or earnings, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or potential emerging growth companies. In addition, to the extent that we effect a business combination with an entity in an industry characterized by a high level of risk, we may be affected by the currently unascertainable risks of that industry. An extremely high level of risk frequently characterizes many industries which experience rapid growth. In addition, although the Company's Management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular industry or target business, we cannot assure you that we will properly ascertain or assess all significant risk factors.
Sources of target businesses
The Registrant anticipates that target business candidates will be brought to our attention from various unaffiliated sources, including securities broker-dealers, investment bankers, venture capitalists, bankers and other members of the financial community, who may present solicited or unsolicited proposals. Our Management may also bring to our attention target business candidates. While we do not presently anticipate engaging the services of professional firms that specialize in business acquisitions on any formal basis, we may engage these firms in the future, in which event we may pay a finder's fee or other compensation. In no event, however, will we pay Management any finder's fee or other compensation for services rendered to us prior to or in connection with the consummation of a business combination.
Selection of a target business and structuring of a business combination
Management owns 82% of the issued and outstanding shares and will have broad flexibility in identifying and selecting a prospective target business. In evaluating a prospective target business, our Management will consider, among other factors, the following:
financial condition and results of operation of the
experience and skill of management and availability of additional personnel;
stage of development of the products, processes or services;
degree of current or potential market acceptance of the products, processes or services;
proprietary features and degree of intellectual property or other protection of the products, processes or services;
regulatory environment of the industry; and
costs associated with effecting the business combination.
These criteria are not intended to be exhaustive. Any evaluation relating to the merits of a particular business combination will be based, to the extent relevant, on the above factors as well as other considerations deemed relevant by our Management in effecting a business combination consistent with our business objective. In evaluating a prospective target business, we will conduct a due diligence review which will encompass, among other things, meetings with incumbent management and inspection of facilities, as well as review of financial and other information which will be made available to us.
We will endeavor to structure a business combination so as to achieve the most favorable tax treatment to us, the target business and both companies' stockholders. We cannot assure you, however, that the Internal Revenue Service or appropriate state tax authority will agree with our tax treatment of the business combination.
The time and costs required to select and evaluate a target business and to structure and complete the business combination cannot presently be ascertained with any degree of certainty. Any costs incurred with respect to the identification and evaluation of a prospective target business with which a business combination is not ultimately completed will result in a loss to us.
Probable lack of business diversification
We may seek to effect business combinations with more than one target business. It is probable that we will have the ability to effect only a single business combination. Accordingly, the prospects for our success may be entirely dependent upon the future performance of a single business. Unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business combinations of entities operating in multiple industries or multiple areas of a single industry, it is probable that we will not have the resources to diversify our operations or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses. By consummating a business combination with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may:
subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory developments, any or
all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which
we may operate subsequent to a business combination, and
Limited ability to evaluate the target business' management
Although we intend to closely scrutinize the management of a prospective target business when evaluating the desirability of effecting a business combination, we cannot assure you that our assessment of the target business' management will prove to be correct. In addition, we cannot assure you that the future management will have the necessary skills, qualifications or abilities to manage a public company intending to embark on a program of business development. Furthermore, the future role of our director, if any, in the target business cannot presently be stated with any certainty. While it is possible that our director will remain associated in some capacity with us following a business combination, it is unlikely that he will devote his full efforts to our affairs subsequent to a business combination. Moreover, we cannot assure you that our director will have significant experience or knowledge relating to the operations of the particular target business.
Following a business combination, we may seek to recruit additional managers to supplement the incumbent management of the target business. We cannot assure you that we will have the ability to recruit additional managers, or that additional managers will have the requisite skills, knowledge or experience necessary to enhance the incumbent management.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We will use our limited personnel and financial resources in connection with seeking new business opportunities, including seeking an acquisition or merger with an operating company. It may be expected that entering into a new business opportunity or business combination will involve the issuance of a substantial number of restricted shares of common stock. If such additional restricted shares of common stock are issued, our shareholders will experience a dilution in their ownership interest in the Registrant. If a substantial number of restricted shares are issued in connection with a business combination, a change in control may be expected to occur.
On March 31, 2012, we had no assets and had total current liabilities of $155,729 consisting of $89,029 in advances from and accruals due to related parties, short-term notes in the amount of $85,000, accrued interest expenses of $14,200 and accounts payable of $2,500.
In connection with our plan to seek new business opportunities and/or effecting a business combination, we may determine to seek to raise funds from the sale of restricted stock or debt securities. We have no agreements to issue any debt or equity securities and cannot predict whether equity or debt financing will become available at terms acceptable to us, if at all.
There are no limitations in our articles of incorporation on our ability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock to effect a business combination. Our limited resources may make it difficult to borrow funds or raise capital. Our inability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock required to effect or facilitate a business combination may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future prospects, including the ability to complete a business combination. To the extent that debt financing ultimately proves to be available, any borrowing will subject us to various risks traditionally associated with indebtedness, including the risks of interest rate fluctuations and insufficiency of cash flow to pay principal and interest, including debt of an acquired business.
We have not entered into, and do not expect to enter into, financial instruments for trading or hedging purposes.
Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. As of March 31, 2012, the Company's chief executive officer and chief financial officer conducted an evaluation regarding the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based upon the evaluation of these controls and procedures, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.
Changes in internal controls. During the quarterly period covered by this report, no changes occurred in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1. Description of Business, subheading Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.
(a) The following documents are filed as exhibits to this report on Form 10-Q or incorporated by reference herein. Any document incorporated by reference is identified by a parenthetical reference to the SEC filing that included such document.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.
/s/ Ivo Heiden