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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

S QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
  For the quarterly period ended August 31, 2012

 

 

 

£ TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT
   
  For the transition period from to

 

 

Commission File No. 00-52720

 

FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Small Business Issuer as Specified in Its Charter)

 

   
Nevada 26-4205169

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

   
4695 MacArthur Court, STE 1430, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (647) 348-4300
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Issuer’s Telephone Number)

 

(Former Name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes x  No £

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No £

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes £     No £

 

The number of shares outstanding of the Issuer’s Common Stock as of October 10, 2012 was 123,850,249.

 

 

 

 

 

  

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited financial statements included in this Form 10-Q reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations for the periods presented. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

 

Balance Sheets 3
   
Statements of Operations 4
   
Statements of Cash Flows 5
   
Notes to Financial Statements 6

 

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

When used in this Report, the words “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “intend,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) regarding events, conditions and financial trends which may affect the Company’s future plans of operations, business strategy, operating results and financial position. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those included within the forward-looking statements because of various factors.

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes associated with them contained elsewhere in this Report. This discussion should not be construed to imply that the results discussed in this Report will necessarily continue into the future or that any conclusion reached in this Report will necessarily be indicative of actual operating results in the future. The discussion represents only the best assessment of management.

 

 

2
 

 

FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION 

(An Exploration Stage Company)

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 

(unaudited) 

 

ASSETS 
    August 31,    February 29, 
    2012    2012 
Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $3,075   $85,436 
Taxes and other amounts receivable   78,734    99,173 
Prepaid expenses   468,615    907,749 
Total Current Assets   550,424    1,092,358 
           
Equipment   12,846    12,904 
Mineral property rights   9,436,161    12,278,040 
Other long term assets   45,719    150,514 
Total Assets  $10,045,150   $13,533,816 
           
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $994,167   $757,627 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses - related   455,829    286,506 
Notes payable, net of discounts   915,466    1,133,468 
Derivative liabilities   1,516,749     
Mineral option payment liability   571,414    571,259 
Total Current Liabilities   4,453,625    2,748,860 
           
Long-Term Debt          
Mineral option payment liability   171,632    334,468 
           
Total Liabilities   4,625,257    3,083,328 
           
Contingencies and Commitments        
Stockholders' Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized and none issued and outstanding as of August 31, 2012 and February 29, 2012        
Common stock, $0.00001 par value, authorized 250,000,000 shares, 123,850,249 shares issued and outstanding as of August 31, 2012, 99,025,004 shares issued and outstanding as of February 29, 2012   1,238    990 
Additional paid-in capital   18,065,333    17,400,992 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (39,997)   (52,110)
Accumulated deficit prior to exploration stage   (414,284)   (414,284)
Accumulated deficit during exploration stage   (12,271,981)   (6,554,144)
Treasury stock   (129,200)    
Total Focus Gold Corporation Equity   5,211,109    10,381,444 
Non-controlling Interest in Consolidated Subsidiary   208,784    69,044 
Total Stockholders' Equity   5,419,893    10,450,488 
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $10,045,150   $13,533,816 

 

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

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An Exploration Stage Company)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

   For the
Three month period ended
August 31,
  For the
Six month period ended
August 31,
  For the period October 1, 2010 (Entry into Exploration Stage) to August 31,
   2012  2011  2012  2011  2012
                
Revenues  $   $   $   $   $ 
                          
Operating Expenses                         
Exploration expense   23,102    242,889    100,467    771,767    1,166,928 
Mineral property impairment   2,841,880         2,841,880         2,841,880 
General & administrative expenses   704,983    1,033,996    1,380,308    2,044,140    6,133,881 
                          
Total Operating Expenses   3,569,965    1,276,885    4,322,655    2,815,907    10,142,689 
Other Income (Expenses)                         
Interest income       12,351        19,734    27,348 
Amortization of debt discount   (354,031)   (26,749)   (787,730)   (53,586)   (942,164)
Interest and financial fees   (109,060)   (65,631)   (1,330,962)   (65,631)   (1,830,903)
Change in derivative liabilities   (865,227)       226,804        226,804 
Gain on extinguishment of debt   389,325        389,325        280,665 
Loss on settlement   (111,736)       (111,736)       (111,736)
Total Other Income (Expenses)   (1,050,729)   (80,029)   (1,614,299)   (99,483)   (2,349,986)
                          
Net Loss  $(4,620,694)  $(1,356,914)  $(5,936,954)  $(2,915,390)  $(12,492,675)
                          
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest   218,098        219,119        220,694 
                          
Net Loss Attributable to Focus Gold Stockholders  $(4,402,596)  $(1,356,914)  $(5,717,835)  $(2,915,390)  $(12,271,981)
                          
Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Share  $(0.04)  $(0.03)  $(0.05)  $(0.03)     
                          
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted   110,895,450    61,763,120    105,376,203    61,087,567      

 

 

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

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

 (An Exploration Stage Company)

Condensed Consolidated  Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

    

For the

Six month period ended 

August 31, 

    For the period October 1, 2010 (Entry into Exploration Stage) to August 31, 
    2012    2011    2012 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities               
Net Loss  $(5,936,954)  $(2,915,390)  $(12,492,675)
                
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:               
Depreciation expense       889    3,432 
Amortization of debt discount   787,730    53,586    942,164 
Non-cash interest and financial fees   1,330,962        1,796,114 
Change in derivative liabilities   (226,804)       (226,804)
Gain on settlement of debt   (389,325)       (280,666)
Loss on settlement   111,736         111,736 
Stock based compensation       906,100    1,812,200 
Mineral property impairment   2,841,880        2,841,880 
Common stock issued for services   13,926        438,064 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:               
Decrease/ (Increase) in taxes and other amounts receivable   20,439    (153,729)   26,265 
Decrease in prepaid expenses   543,928    148,392    771,488 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses   236,540    311,921    611,062 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses - related   272,255    (17,888)   397,149 
                
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   (393,687)   (1,666,119)   (3,248,591)
                
Cash Flows Used by Investing Activities               
Pre-acquisition loans to subsidiary       (350,000)   (595,348)
Purchase of equipment       (1,245)   (5,065)
Cash acquired in acquisition           73,351 
Mineral option payment liability   (200,000)   (200,000)   (400,000)
                
Net Cash Used in  Investing Activities   (200,000)   (551,245)   (927,062)
                
Cash Flows Provided by Financing Activities               
Proceeds from the sale of common stock       1,697,720    2,846,169 
Proceeds from notes payable   506,531    200,000    1,379,714 
                
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   506,531    1,897,720    4,225,883 
                
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash  $(87,156)  $(319,644)  $50,230 
                
Foreign currency translation adjustment   4,795    (2,342)   (47,161)
                
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period  $85,436   $329,746   $6 
                
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period  $3,075   $7,760   $3,075 
                
Cash paid for               
Interest  $   $   $ 
Income Taxes  $   $   $ 

 

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

 

5
 

 

FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

 

1. Organization and Description of Business

 

Focus Gold Corporation (the "Company") was incorporated on December 23, 2005 under the laws of the state of Nevada under the name Real Estate Referral Center Inc. On April 21, 2009, the Company changed its name to Gold Bag, Inc. and effective June 6, 2011 to Focus Gold Corporation. Since inception through April 2009, the Company’s principal business was the matching of real estate customers with realtors in Canada through its website and word-of mouth contacts. In April 2009, the Company relocated to the United States of America and changed its business plan to purchase gold coins, broken jewellery or other items containing precious metals. On May 22, 2009 the Company effected a forward stock split on a 10:1 basis of its stock. In October 2010 the Company entered into an option agreement with Victoria Gold Inc. for the right to explore and purchase mineral claims located in Ontario Canada and since that time the Company’s principal business has been the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources. The Company is considered an exploration stage company and its financial statements are presented in a manner similar to a development stage company as defined in FASC 915-10-05, and interpreted by the Securities and Exchange Commission for mining companies in Industry Guide 7.

 

On December 31, 2010, the Company acquired 100% ownership of Fairfields Gold S.A. de CV, a Mexican corporation involved in the exploration and expansion of its mineral properties. On October 25, 2011, the Company completed on the acquisition of 98.65% ownership of Metallum Resources Plc., an England &Wales corporation which is also involved in the exploration and expansion of its mineral properties. The Company has not presently determined whether its properties contain mineral reserves that are economically recoverable.

 

All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.

 

2. Significant accounting policies

 

This summary of significant accounting policies of the Company is presented to assist in understanding the Company’s financial statements. This condensed summary should be read in conjunction with the disclosure of accounting policies in the Company’s audited financial statements for the year ended February 29, 2012

 

(a)  Mineral Properties, Leases and Exploration and Development Costs

 

The Company accounts for mineral properties in accordance with ASC 930: Extractive Activities-Mining. Costs of acquiring mineral properties and leases are capitalized by project area upon purchase of the associated claims (see Note 4). Mineral properties are periodically assessed for impairment of value and any diminution in value.

 

The Company accounts for mineral exploration and development costs in accordance with ASC 932: Extractive Activities. All exploration expenditures are expensed as incurred, previously capitalized costs are expensed in the period the property is abandoned. Expenditures to develop new mines, to define further mineralization in existing ore bodies, and to expand the capacity of operating mines, are capitalized and amortized on units of production basis over proven and probable reserves.


Any option payments received by the Company from third parties or tax credits refunded to the Company are credited to the capitalized cost of the mineral property or to exploration costs as applicable. If payments received exceed the capitalized cost of the mineral property or the exploration costs incurred, the excess is recognized as income in the year received.

 

The amounts shown for mineral properties do not necessarily represent present or future values. Their recoverability is dependent upon the discovery of economically recoverable reserves, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to complete the development, and future profitable production or proceeds from the disposition thereof.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

(b)Derivative instruments

 

Derivative instruments consist of common stock warrants and certain instruments embedded in certain notes payable and related agreements. These financial instruments are recorded in the balance sheets at fair value as liabilities. Changes in fair value are recognized in earnings in the period of change.

 

(c)Impairment of long-lived assets

 

The Company reviews and evaluates its long-lived assets for impairment at each balance sheet date and documents such impairment testing. The tests include an evaluation of the assets and events or changes in circumstances that would indicate that the related carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Mineral properties in the exploration stage are monitored for impairment based on factors such as the Company's continued right to explore the area, exploration reports, assays, technical reports, drill results and the Company's continued plans to fund exploration programs on the property, whether sufficient work has been performed to indicate that the carrying amount of the mineral property cost carried forward as an asset will not be fully recovered, even though a viable mine has been discovered.

 

The tests for long-lived assets in the exploration, development or producing stage that would have a value beyond proven and probable reserves would be monitored for impairment based on factors such as current market value of the mineral property and results of exploration, future asset utilization, business climate, mineral prices and future undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use of the related assets. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to the estimated future net undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the asset, including evaluating its reserves beyond proven and probable amounts.

 

The Company's policy is to record an impairment loss in the period when it is determined that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable either by impairment or by abandonment of the property. The impairment loss is calculated as the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds its fair value. While the Company incurred losses from operations, these losses have not been in excess of planned expenditures on the specific mineral properties in order to ultimately realize their value.

 

During the three months ended August 31, 2012, the Company recorded an impairment charge on its Metallum properties. See Note 4.

 

(d)Stock-based compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock based compensation to employees as required by ASC 718: Compensation-Stock Compensation and stock based compensation to nonemployees as required by ASC 505-50: Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees.  Options and warrants are valued using the Black-Scholes pricing model. The offset to the recorded stock based compensation cost is to additional paid-in capital. Consideration received on the exercise of stock options is recorded as share capital and additional paid-in capital and the related additional paid-in capital is transferred to share capital.

 

(e)Warrants

 

The Company accounts for warrants issued in conjunction with stock issuances under private placement using the fair value method. Under this method, the value of warrants issued is measured at fair value at the grant date using the Black-Scholes valuation model and recorded as share capital and additional paid-in capital.

 

The Company recognized the value of detachable warrants issued in conjunction with issuance of the convertible debenture using the Black-Scholes pricing model. The Company recorded the relative fair value of the warrant as an increase to additional paid-in capital and discount against the related debt. The discount attributed to the value of the warrants is being amortized over the term of the underlying debt instrument.

 

(f)Recent accounting pronouncements

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

In May 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-04 (ASU No. 2011-04) “Fair Value Measurement” (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. As a result of the new guidance, U.S. GAAP and the IFRSs have the same definition and meaning of fair value and the same substantive disclosure requirements about fair value measurements (with minor differences in wording and style). ASU No. 2011-04 amends Topic 820 in two ways. Specifically, some of the amendments clarify how to apply the existing fair value measurement and disclosure requirements, while some of the amendments change a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or disclosing information about fair value measurements. ASU No. 2011-04 and IFRS 13 do not extend the use of fair value accounting, but rather provide guidance on how it should be applied where its use is already required or permitted by other standards within U.S. GAAP or the IFRS. ASU No. 2011-04 supersedes much of the guidance in ASC Topic 820, but also clarifies existing guidance and changes certain wording in order to align ASC Topic 820 with IFRS 13. IFRS 13 provides, for the first time, a precise definition of fair value and a single source of fair value measurement requirements, disclosure requirements, and related guidance for use across the IFRSs. The Company’s adoption of this policy did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No 2011-05 (ASU No 2011-05), Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income”. ASU 2011-05 eliminates the option that permits the presentation of other comprehensive income in the statement of changes in equity and requires presenting components of net income and comprehensive income in either a one-statement approach with totals for both net income and comprehensive income, or a two-statement approach where a statement presenting the components of net income and total net income must be immediately followed by a financial statement that presents the components of other comprehensive income, a total for other comprehensive income, and a total for comprehensive income. The guidance provided in ASU No. 2011-05 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 and should be applied retrospectively. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, which updates the guidance in ASC Topic 350,Intangibles – Goodwill & Other” (ASU-2011-08). The amendments in ASU 2011-08 permit an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than the carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test described in ASC Topic 350. The more-likely-than-not threshold is defined as having a likelihood of more than 50 percent. If, after assessing the totality of events or circumstances, an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is unnecessary. The amendments in ASU 2011-08 include examples of events and circumstances that an entity should consider in evaluating whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, however the examples are not intended to be all-inclusive and an entity my identify other relevant events and circumstances to consider in making the determination. The examples in this ASU 2011-08 supersede the previous examples under ASC Topic 350 of events and circumstances an entity should consider in determining whether it should test for impairment between annual tests, and also supersede the examples of events and circumstances that an entity having a reporting unit with a zero or negative should consider in determining whether to perform the second step of the impairment test. Under the amendments in ASU 2011-08, an entity is no longer permitted to carry forward its detailed calculation of a reporting unit's fair value from a prior year as previously permitted under ASC Topic 350. ASU 2011-08 is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of ASU 2011-08 did not expected to have a material impact on the Company's financial position or results of operations.

 

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011- 12, “Comprehensive Income – Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05” (“ASU 2011-12”). ASU 2011-12 defers changes in Update 2011-05 that relate to the presentation of reclassification adjustments. ASU 2011-12 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 (November 30, 2012 for the Company). The adoption of ASU 2011-12 did not have a material impact on our results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect. These pronouncements did not have any material impact on the financial statements unless otherwise disclosed, and the Company does not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations

 

(g)Going concern

 

The Company's financial statements are prepared using the accrual method of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company incurred a net loss of $5,717,835 during the six month period ended August 31, 2012, and has an accumulated deficit of $12,271,981 since entry into the exploration stage. Additionally, the Company is in default of various notes aggregating $895,408. The Company changed its principal business to the development and exploitation of mineral properties in October 2010, but has not yet established an ongoing source of revenues sufficient to cover its operating costs and to allow it to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company obtaining adequate capital to fund operating losses until it becomes profitable. If the Company is unable to obtain adequate capital, it could be forced to cease development of operations.

 

In order to continue as a going concern, develop a reliable source of revenues, and achieve a profitable level of operations the Company will need, among other things, additional capital resources. Management’s plans to continue as a going concern include raising additional capital through sales of common stock and or a debt financing. However, management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to successfully accomplish the plans described in the preceding paragraph and eventually secure other sources of financing and attain profitable operations. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern. 

 

(h)Fair value measurements.

 

The FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification defines fair value as the amount that would be received for selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants and requires that assets and liabilities carried at fair value are classified and disclosed in the following three categories:

 

Level 1 – Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.

 

Level 2 – Quoted prices for similar instruments in active or inactive markets and valuations derived from models where all significant inputs are observable in active markets.

 

Level 3 – Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs are unobservable in any market.

 

Given the conditions surrounding the trading of the Company’s equity securities, the Company values its derivative instruments related to embedded conversion features and warrants from the issuance of convertible debentures in accordance with the Level 3 guidelines. For the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the following table reconciles the beginning and ending balances for financial instruments that are recognized at fair value in these condensed consolidated financial statements. The fair value of warrants and embedded conversion features that have exercise reset features are estimated using an adjusted Black-Scholes model based on the Company’s estimation of the likelihood of the occurrence of a reset.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

   Balance at February 29, 2012  New Issuances  Changes in Fair Values  Balance at  August 31, 2012
Level 3 –                    
Derivative liabilities from:                    
Conversion features  $   $1,325,021   $(582,284)  $742,737 
Warrants       418,531    355,481    774,012 
   $   $1,743,552   $(226,803)  $1,516,749 

 

Changes in the unobservable input values would likely cause material changes in the fair value of the Company’s Level 3 financial instruments. The significant unobservable input used in the fair value measurement is the estimation of the likelihood of the occurrence of a change to the contractual terms of the financial instruments. A significant increase (decrease) in this likelihood would result in a higher (lower) fair value measurement.

 

(i)Reclassification of Certain Securities under FASB ASC 815-40

 

If the Company were required to settle its outstanding warrants and convertible debt as of August 31, 2012, the Company would be required to issue 182,035,039 common shares (103,093,891 for the settlement of warrants and 78,941,148 for the settlement of outstanding convertible debt). The Company determined that the settlement of these outstanding financial instruments would exceed its authorized shares by 55,885,288 common shares. Pursuant toFASB ASC 815-40, Accounting for Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity, the Company would be required to reclassify these contracts from equity to liabilities. As permitted by EITF 00-19, the Company’s policy with regard to settling outstanding financial instruments is to settle those with the earliest maturity date first which essentially sets the order of preference for settling the financial instruments. As a result of the Company’s policy of settlement the Company determined that the changes in fair value for financial instruments initially recorded in equity were not required to be reclassified in the quarter ended August 31, 2012.

 

3.Disposition of Interest in Subsidiary

 

On August 24, 2012, the Company settled the amount of $70,629 of amounts payable in exchange for 280,000 common shares of the Company’s subsidiary Celtic. The Company recognized a gain of $44,041 on this transaction. The 280,000 shares of common stock transferred in this settlement represent 1.06% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Celtic.

 

Effective July 1, 2012, the Company settled the amount of $47,303 of amounts payable in exchange for 440,000 common shares of the Company’s subsidiary Celtic and in consideration of the surrender of 3,400,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair value of $129,200, 1,360,000 shares of Celtic owned by the Company. The Company recognized a loss of $111,736 on the disposition of the 1,800,000 common shares of Celtic’s common stock transferred by the Company in this transaction. The 1,800,000 shares of common stock transferred in this settlement represent 6.79% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Celtic.

 

As at August 31, 2012, the Company has a 92.16% interest in Celtic.

 

4.Mineral property rights

 

The continuity of expenditures on mineral property acquisitions is as follows:

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

             
Mineral property  February 29, 2012  Additions  Disposals and Impairments  August 31, 2012
Canada                     
Watabeag, Russell Creek,  $50,000   $   $   $50,000 
Mexico                    
Huicicila   6,086,002            6,086,002 
United Kingdom & Ireland                    
Metallum Claims   6,142,038        (2,841,879)  $3,300,159 
   $12,278,040   $   $(2,841,879)  $9,436,161 

 

There are no proven reserves on any of the claims or leases which the Company has under option or has an ownership interest in. The Company has interests in the following properties:

 

(a)Huicicila Claims - Mexico

 

On November 10, 2010, the Company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fairfields Gold S.A. de CV. Fairfields owns an option to acquire 100% of the Huicicila gold claims in Nayarit Mexico (see Note 7(b)). The Huicicila claims contain a high grade gold-silver mesothermal vein.  The property is located 25 kilometers southeast of Tepic and 10 kilometers northwest of Compostela in the State of Nayarit. The Project is covered by five mining claims with a surface of 1012 hectares.

 

Since the acquisition at December 31, 2010, the Company through its subsidiary Fairfields has conducted an exploration program to determine the extent of prior workings and mineralization on the property.

 

(b)Watabeag & Russell Creek Claims – Ontario, Canada

 

On October 1, 2010 the Company and Victoria Gold Corp. entered into an option agreement (see Note 7(a)) covering 16 gold mining claims in the Province of Ontario.  Under the option agreement, the Company has the right to acquire Victoria Gold Corp.’s ownership interest in eight (8) mining claims located in Currie Township, Timmins Mining District, Ontario known as the Watabeag property and eight (8) mining claims located in Bowman Township, Timmins Mining District, Ontario known as the Russell Creek property.

 

The Watabeag property comprises a total of 131 hectares and is located approximately 60km east of Timmins, Ontario. Exploration on the property began in 1973 with additional drilling in the 80’s. Four overburden holes were drilled in 1980 to follow up anomalous gold values. An additional 11 overburden holes were completed in 1981 to define two anomalies with well defined head and tail features. The initial drill hole intersected mixed dacite and feldspar with a brecciated and altered zone assaying 8.9g/t Au across a 0.9m interval.

 

The Russell Creek property is a total of 128 hectares and is located approximately 70 kilometers east of Timmins.  Minor exploration for gold commenced in 1980 when Asarco (Cook Joint Venture) completed ground magnetic and EM surveys in the area of two weak airborne EM conductors. The surveys defined a north west trending fault structure along Russell Creek.

 

As at August 31, 2012, the Company had not commenced exploration activities on these properties.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

(c)San Nicholas & Santa Fe - Mexico

 

On February 11, 2011, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Fairfields entered into an agreement, with the owner of the Santa Fe and San Nicholas mineral claims to acquire an 80% interest in such claims for no cost. The Santa Fe property strategically extends the Company's historic Miravalles Vein. The San Nicolas property includes the caldera border that lies adjacent to the Huicicila property. The properties have a collective surface area of 220 hectares and are being evaluated with the work programs undertaken for the Huicicila Claims.

 

(d)Focus 1 to 3 - Mexico

 

During the year ended February 28, 2011, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Fairfields, staked and applied for additional mineral claims for property contiguous with its Huicicila and San Nicholas and Santa Fe Claims. These claims are pending. The properties have a surface area of 18,289.05 hectares for the Focus 1 claims, 10,850 hectares for the Focus 2 claims and 2,367.78 hectares for the Focus 3 claims. The Company has conducted limited geological work on these claims.

 

(e)Metallum properties - United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Includes thirty one exploration licenses in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland covering in excess of 388,000 hectares owned by Metallum, the Company’s 90.80% owned subsidiary. The licenses cover areas of known mineral occurrences and geochemical anomalies in terrain that is geologically prospective for a number of deposit types for a variety of metals. The main emphasis will be on advancing gold and gold-copper targets though there is also the potential for poly-metallic massive sulphides. The Company’s extensive review of data on the Metallum licenses has identified 3 priority areas that will be the focus of initial exploration: Fore Burn, Scotland (gold-copper) (expired); Sperrins, N. Ireland (gold) (gold and silver licenses, expired) and Clogher Valley, Ireland and N. Ireland (base metals).

 

During the quarter ended August 31, 2012, certain of the licenses held by Metallum had expired and management has determined that there is a material doubt about the renewal or re-acquisition of such licenses and were written down to their fair value of $3,300,159, resulting in an impairment charge of $2,841,879 which was included in operations for the period.

 

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

5.Notes payable

 

In July 2011, the Company entered into a Demand Promissory Note (the “Note”) with a private investor as the lender with the principal amount of $200,000. The Note is payable on demand by the lender after August 30, 2011 and accrues interest at the rate of 2% per month calculated and compounded monthly until maturity. A commitment, arrangement and placement fee of $59,000 is payable at maturity. The commitment, arrangement and placement fee of $59,000 was initially recorded as a discount to the Note. The Note has a provision that if not repaid upon demand within 3 days, the lender may elect to receive as full repayment for the loan in restricted common stock of the Company at the rate of five times the principal divided by the 10 day average closing price of the Company’s common stock prior to the date of demand. On March 1, 2012, the Company finalized a settlement agreement with the lender for an amount of $400,000 as full and complete satisfaction of principal, interest, commitment arrangement, placement fees and any other right of the lender under the Note. On March 29, 2012, the Company reached a settlement agreement on its Note, to settle the amount owing at $400,000. The Note was further amended to remove any provisions that allowed for payment of the loan through penalty shares which was replaced with a convertible feature. Under the amendments the Note now bears interest, at the election of the holder at 1%, per month compounded monthly, matures October 1, 2012, and is convertible at any time into shares of the Company’s common stock, at the holder’s option, at a conversion price, equal to 80% of the average of the three lowest trade prices for the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading days prior to the conversion. The holder has agreed to restrict their ability to convert the Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock. No interest or principal payments are required until the maturity date. Principal and interest may be prepaid prior to maturity. The number of shares reserved for issue under the Note is 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company determined that the resulting modifications of the Note was not substantial in accordance with ASC 470-50, “Modifications and Extinguishments”, thus modification accounting was applied. The Note has been determined to have a derivative liability related to its conversion feature with a fair value of $457,552 at March 29, 2012. The fair value of the derivative liability was determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 0.51 years; volatility of 91.7%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.14%. The fair value of the derivative liability was recorded as a discount to the debt of $400,000 and $57,552 of interest and financing fees. The discount is being amortized to amortization of debt discount over the term of the Note. The unamortized discount at August 31, 2012 was $30,691. At August 31, 2012, the fair value of the derivative liability on the remaining principal of $93,592 was determined to be $130,408. The fair value of the derivative liability at August 31, 2012 was determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 0.09 years; volatility of 91.95%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.08%. The Company tests the fair value of this derivative liability at each reporting period and records any change in the fair value of the derivative liability to the statement of operations. On June 13, 2012 with the Company’s failure to file its Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2012, the Company entered into technical default on the Note.

 

In September 2011, the Company entered into two Demand Promissory Notes (the “Notes”) in the aggregate amount of $270,000. The Notes are due upon demand after November 14, 2011 ($200,000) and November 19, 2011 ($70,000) and immediately, upon demand, where the Company is in default or non-compliance under the respective note or default or non-compliance with other parties customarily including but not limited to, insolvency, bankruptcy or judgements against the Company. The Notes bear interest at the rate of 2% per month calculated and compounded monthly and a commitment arrangement and placement fee of $67,500 per month (less interest). The Notes require that the first use of any financing provided to the Company of greater than $200,000 be first used to retire the September 19 Note in whole or in part and greater than $305,000 in the case of the September 14 Note. On June 14 and 19, 2012 the Company entered into a Promissory Note Amending Agreement with the holders of the Notes where by the note holders have agreed to extend the $200,000 promissory note to September 14, 2012 and the $70,000 promissory note to September 19, 2012 and to settle outstanding commitment, arrangement and placement fees of $554,825 in exchange for 4,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, and eliminate any future commitment, arrangement and placement fees under these promissory notes. In the event of non-payment by the Company a maturity, the holders of the September notes the interest rate on the notes increases to 5% per month and the Company would be required to issue 1,100,000 and 400,000 shared of the Company’s common stock respectively in advance for each month of non-payment of the Notes.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

On October 25, 2011, the Company issued a 6% convertible redeemable secured note (the “6% Note”) for a principal amount of $100,000. The 6% Note is due and payable October 25, 2012 and accrues interest on the outstanding principal balance at the rate of 6% per annum. The 6% Note is convertible at any time after April 25, 2012, into shares of the Company's common stock at a conversion price that is equal to 70% of the lowest closing bid price of the Company’s common stock as reported on the National Quotations Bureau Pink Sheets on which the Company’s shares are traded, for any of the five trading days including the day upon which a Notice of Conversion is received by the Company. The Exercise price may be adjusted to a lower amount where within the three business days after the exercise the closing bid for the Company’s common stock is 5% lower than the price set out in the notice. At any time, the Company has the option to redeem the 6% Note and pay to the note holder 150% of the unpaid principal amount of the 6% Note, in full. As part of the loan, the Company issued to the note holder 666,666 transferable warrants to purchase one common share per warrant at $0.15 per share for a period of three years. The fair value of the 666,666 warrants was $96,372. The fair value of the warrants was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 3.0 years; volatility of 126.9%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.43%. The relative fair value of the warrants was $49,076 and was recorded as a discount to the debt. The unamortized discount at August 31, 2012 was $nil. The 6% Note and accrued interest of $3,914 were fully paid by August 15, 2012 through the conversion of the 6% Note to 5,375,245 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On February 17, 2012, Celtic entered into a convertible debenture agreement (“Convertible Debenture”) for an amount of $300,000 (Canadian, US$303,183). The Convertible Debenture has a term of 6 months or the earlier of Celtic’s RTO on the Toronto Stock Exchange . The Convertible Debenture is secured against the accounts of Celtic, including its accounts, chattel paper, books and records, equipment, instruments, intangibles, inventory, money, proceeds, securities and undertakings and is guaranteed by Celtic and its subsidiaries. The interest rate is 10% accrued daily, compound annually and paid at maturity date. The holder has the right to convert the principal amount outstanding into the common shares of Celtic at the conversion price which is the lower of $0.20 per common share or 25% below the RTO price. As part of the loan, the Company issued to the lender 1,000,000 common share purchase warrants with an exercise price per share equal to the lower of $0.30 (Canadian) and the RTO price for a period of two years and 333,333 common share purchase warrants with an exercise price per common share equal to $0.45 (Canadian) for a period of two years. The relative fair value of the 1,333,333 warrants and the debt at February 17, 2012 was determined to be $120,246 and $182,937 respectively. The fair value of each warrant issued was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 2.33 years; volatility of 90.7%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 1.12%. The aggregate relative fair value of the debt and warrant of $303,183 has been amortized to amortization of debt discount over the life of the Convertible Debenture. The Convertible Debenture matured August 17, 2012 without payment to the note holder. The Company is in discussions with the note holder regarding extentions or amendments to the Convertible Debenture.

 

On March 22, 2012 the Company issued a Convertible Promissory Note to JMJ Financial (“JMJ”) in aggregate principal amount of $2,110,000 (the “JMJ Note”) advanced over time. In consideration for issuing of the JMJ Note and the 2,500,000 warrants, JMJ provided the initial funding of $275,000 (total of $356,000 through August 31, 2012). The JMJ Note bears interest at 10%, matures three years from the date of issuance, is secured by 25% of the Company’s investment property and ownership or other equity interests the Company holds in Focus Celtic Gold Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, and is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, at JMJ’s option, at a conversion price, equal to 80% of the average of the three lowest trade prices for the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading days prior to the conversion. The Note was issued with a 10% original issue discount. The original issue discount of $39,556 is being accreted to interest and financing fees over the remaining term of the note. JMJ has agreed to restrict their ability to convert the JMJ Note and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by them in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock. No interest or principal payments are required until the maturity date. The Note may be prepaid at any time prior to Maturity Date at 150%. The 2,500,000 warrants issued to JMJ entitle JMJ to purchase up to 2,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.20 per share, subject to adjustment maintain an aggregate exercise price of $500,000. The 2,500,000 common share purchase warrants may in certain circumstances be exercised in whole or part in a cashless exercise equal to the difference between the VWAP on the trading day immediately preceding the date on which the holder elects to exercise the warrant and the exercise price of the warrant times the number of warrants so being exercised. The warrant exercise price may be adjusted to a lesser amount than $0.20 where at any time while the warrant is outstanding and the Company sells or grants an option to purchase or sell or grant any right to re-price, or issue and share of common stock or security convertible into the Company’s common stock at an effective price less than the $0.20 exercise price, the exercise price shall be reduced to that lesser amount. The warrant is non-transferrable. The Company has determined that the warrants and the convertible feature of the JMJ Note are derivative liabilities with fair values of $418,531 and $804,777 respectively at March 22, 2012. The fair value of the derivative liability was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 3.0 years; volatility of 102.6%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.56%. The fair value of the derivative liability was recorded as a discount to the debt of $337,692 and $948,308 of interest and financing fees. The discount is being amortized to amortization of debt discount over the term of the JMJ Note. The unamortized discount at August 31, 2012 was $290,088. At August 31, the fair value of the derivative liability on the warrants and conversion feature was determined to be $774,012 and $612,329 respectively. The fair value of the derivative liability at August 31, 2012 was determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 2.55 years; volatility of 89.46%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.38%. The Company tests the fair value of this derivative liability at each reporting period and records any change in the fair value of the derivative liability to the statement of operations. On June 13, 2012 with the Company’s failure to file its Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2012, the Company entered into technical default on the JMJ Note.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

On July 23, 2012 the Company issued a 6% Redeemable Convertible Note (the “GEL Note”) to GEL Properties LLC. (“GEL”) in the amount of $100,000. The Company received net proceeds of $ 94,485. The GEL Note is due and payable July 23, 2013 and accrues interest on the outstanding principal balance at the rate of 6% per annum. The GEL Note is convertible at any time after January 23, 2013, into shares of the Company's common stock at a conversion price that is equal to 70% of the lowest closing bid price of the Company’s common stock as reported on the National Quotations Bureau Pink Sheets on which the Company’s shares are traded, for any of the five trading days including the day upon which a notice of conversion is received by the Company. At any time, the Company has the option to redeem the GEL Note and pay to the holder, 150% of the unpaid principal amount of the GEL Note, in full. As part of the loan, the Company issued to the note holder 1,428,571 transferable warrants to purchase one common share per warrant at $0.07 per share for a period of three years. The fair value of the 1,428,571 warrants was $25,738. The fair value of the warrants was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 3.0 years; volatility of 91.32%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.34%. The relative fair value of the warrants was $20,470 and was recorded as a discount to the debt. The unamortized discount at August 31, 2012 was $18,283.

 

On July 19, 2012 the Company’s subsidiary Celtic, issued a convertible debenture (the “Debenture”) to RYM Capital Corp (“RYM”) in the amount of $50,000 Canadian dollars. The Debenture earns compound interest accruing annually at 10% per annum and is due the earlier of (i) 6 months from the date of the Debenture; or (ii) the business day immediately preceding the closing of the reverse take over between the Company’s subsidiary Celtic, and Pacific Orient Capital, Inc. The Debenture is secured against the accounts of Celtic, including its accounts, chattel paper, books and records, equipment, instruments, intangibles, inventory, money, proceeds, securities and undertakings and is guaranteed by Celtic and its subsidiaries. RYM has the right to convert the principal amount outstanding into the common shares of Celtic at the conversion price which is the lower of $0.20 (Canadian) per common share or 25% below the RTO price. As part of the loan, the Company issued to the lender 222,222 common share purchase warrants with an exercise price per share equal to the lower of $0.30 (Canadian) and the RTO price for a period of two years. The fair value of the 222,222 warrants and the debt at July 19, 2012 was determined to be $40,809 and $30,050 respectively. The fair value of each warrant issued was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 2.45 years; volatility of 89.11%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.31%. The relative fair value of the debt and warrants at July 19, 2012 of $50,531 was recorded as a discount to the debt. The unamortized discount at August 31, 2012 was $38,592 and is being amortized to amortization of debt discount over the life of the Debenture.

 

6.Share capital

 

(a)Authorized capital

 

The Company is authorized to issue:

 

100,000,000 Preferred shares of stock, $0.00001 par value

250,000,000 Common shares of stock, $0.00001 par value

 

Share issuances, returns and cancellations during the six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company issued 20,825,245 shares of its common stock for the exercise of conversions under the Company’s convertible securities in the amount of $499,089 and 4,000,000 of its common stock as settlement for $554,826 of accrued fees on the Company’s September 14 and 19, 2012 promissory notes.

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

During the six month period ended August 31, 2011, the Company received and approved subscriptions for 4,410,750 units at $0.40 per unit for gross proceeds of $1,764,300 less cash issue costs of $66,580 by way of private placement. Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half non-transferable share purchase warrant that entitled the holder to purchase one additional common share at $0.50 per share for a period of one year.

 

The net proceeds of the financing of $1,679,720 was allocated on a relative fair value basis as $1,444,653 to common shares and $235,067 to warrants. The fair value of each warrant issued was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 1.0 to 1.25 years; volatility of 84 - 88%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.18 – 0.23%. In connection with this private placement, the Company's agents received a selling commission of $66,580 of the proceeds of the units sold and 166,450 warrants to purchase an additional share of the Company’s stock for a period of one to three years at $0.40 per share. The fair value of the 166,450 warrants was $41,002. The fair value of each warrant issued was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: expected life of 1.0 and 3.25 years; volatility of 84% and 144% respectively; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.25% and 0.71% respectively.

 

(b)Treasury stock

 

Pursuant to an agreement dated August 24, 2012 with a former director of the Company, the Company acquired 3,400,000 shares of its common stock at an aggregate purchase price of $129,200. The acquired 3,400,000 shares of the Company’s common stock have been recorded as treasury stock using the cost method.

 

(c)Stock options

 

The Company has an incentive share option plan (the "Plan") that it adopted February 7, 2011, that allows it to grant incentive stock options to its officers, directors, employees and other persons associated with the Company. The Plan is intended to advance the best interests of the Company by providing those persons who have a substantial responsibility for its management and growth with additional incentive and by increasing their proprietary interest in the success of the Company, thereby encouraging them to maintain their relationships with the Company. Further, the availability and offering of stock options and common stock under the Plan supports and increases the Company's ability to attract and retain individuals of exceptional talent upon whom, in large measure, the sustained progress, growth and profitability of the Company depends. The board of directors reserved 10,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance under the Plan. As of the fiscal year end, February 29, 2011, the board of directors had granted options to purchase 6,400,000 shares of common stock at $.50 per share to 7 persons. Through the six month period ended August 31, 2012 and 2011, no further grants of options have been made under this plan.

 

Expiry date  Exercise price per share  Balance February 29, 2012  Granted  Forfeited  Expired/
Cancelled
  Balance
August, 31
2012
                               
February 24, 2016  $0.50    6,400,000                6,400,000 
         6,400,000                6,400,000 

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

All 6,400,000 stock options granted and were exercisable at August 31, 2012.  

 

As the Company does not have historical experience to estimate the expected life of options, the Company used the project development life of its Huicicila concession as its estimate. The $0.28 fair value of each stock option grant in the year ended February 28, 2011 was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions: expected life of 2.5 years; volatility of 141%; no dividend yield; and a risk free interest rate of 0.95%.  The Company recorded aggregate stock-based compensation expense of $nil ($453,050) for options based on a twelve month service period from January 1, 2011.

 

(d)Share purchase warrants

 

The continuity of share purchase warrants is as follows:

 

Expiry date   Exercise price per share    Balance February 29, 2012    Issued    Exercised    Expired    Balance
August 31 ,
2012
 
Class A                              
March 1, 2012  $0.40    66,450            66,450     
December 19, 2012  $0.15    133,332                133,332 
June 12, 2014  $0.40    100,000                100,000 
October 14, 2016  $0.50    150,000                150,000 
                               
Class B                              
April 24, 2012  $0.50    118,419            118,419     
April 24, 2012  $0.50    1,446,625            1,446,625     
May 24, 2012  $0.50    76,250            76,250     
July 20, 2012  $0.50    682,500            682,500     
December 15, 2013  $0.25    666,667                666,667 
                               
Promissory Note Warrants                              
October 25, 2014  $0.15    666,666                666,666 
March 22, 2015  $0.20        2,500,000            2,500,000 
July 23, 2015  $0.07        1,428,571            1,428,571 
Total Warrants Outstanding        4,106,909    3,928,571        2,390,244    5,645,236 
                               
Weighted average exercise price       $0.39   $0.18   $   $   $0.18 
Average remaining contractual term (years)                            2.44 

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

  

The Company has issued the following classes of warrants as set out below:

 

  Class A warrant Are non-transferrable, exercisable for cash and have no acceleration of the expiry date.

 

  Class B warrant Are transferrable, each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at the exercise price per share set out in the table above, subject to acceleration provisions and with a cashless exercise provision based upon the 20 day volume weighted average price per share at closing day (VWAP) the day prior to exercise. Holders of warrants electing cashless exercise will receive that number of shares equal to the 20 day VWAP minus the exercise price divided by the 20 day VWAP multiplied by the number of warrants exercised.

 

  Promissory Note Warrants

 

  October 24, 2014 & July 19, 2015 Are transferrable and entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share for a period of three years. In lieu of the cash payment the holder has the right to convert this warrant in whole or in part without payment of any kind into that number of shares of common stock of the Company equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the aggregate of the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the day immediately preceding the conversion less the aggregate purchase price of the shares being exercised divided by the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the day immediately preceding the conversion.

 

  March 22, 2015 Transferable with the approval of the Company. At any time after September 22, 2012, in lieu of the cash payment the holder has the right to convert this warrant in whole or in part without payment of any kind into that number of shares of common stock of the Company equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the aggregate of the VWAP price of the Company’s common stock on the day immediately preceding the conversion less the aggregate purchase price of the shares being exercised divided by the VWAP of the Company’s common stock on the day immediately preceding the conversion. The March 22, 2015 warrants provide the warrant holder with down round protection where the Company issues any shares or grants and warrant or convertible security or re-prices a security at less than the effective exercise price of the March 22, 2015 warrant at that time, then the effective exercise price shall be lowered to such lesser amount.

 

During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company approved unit subscriptions and warrant commissions for an aggregate of nil (2011- 166,640) Class A warrants and nil (2011 – 2,205,375) Class B warrants as part of a private placement of units.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

  (e) Class A Options

 

The continuity of Class Options is as follows:

 

Expiry date  Exercise price per share  Balance February 29, 2012  Issued  Exercised  Expired  Balance
August 31 ,
2012
                               
                               
December 31, 2012  $0.49    21,121,094                21,121,094 
                               
Total Class A Options Outstanding        21,121,094                21,121,094 
                               
Weighted average exercise price       $0.49   $   $   $    S               0.49 
Average remaining contractual term (years)                            0.25 

 

Each Class A Option entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share at US$0.49 per share through December 31, 2012. Holders of Class A Options may elect to exercise Class A Options by means of common cashless exercise provision based upon the 20 day volume weighted average price (VWAP) prior to exercise. Holders of Class A Options electing cashless exercise will receive that number of shares equal to (the 20 day VWAP minus $0.49) divided by the 20 day VWAP multiplied by the number of Options held.

 

During the year ended February 29, 2012, the Company approved the issuance of 21,121,094 Class A Options in exchange for 64,987,982 Metallum options providing the Company with the option to acquire an additional 64,987,982 common shares of Metallum for £0.10 per share through December 31, 2012.

 

7.Commitments and Contingencies

 

(a)On October 1, 2010, the Company entered into an option agreement with Victoria Gold Corp, covering 16 gold mining claims in the Province of Ontario.  Under the agreement the Company has the right to acquire Victoria’s ownership interest in the sixteen mining claims known as Watabeag and Russel Creek properties. On November 9, 2011 the agreement was amended. Under the amended agreement, the Company has the right to acquire Victoria’s ownership interest in the sixteen mining claims known as the Watabeag and Russell Creek properties. To exercise the option and receive the exclusive right to earn a 100% interest in the Watabeag and Russell Creek properties, the Company has issued 250,000 shares of its common stock and must complete $2,000,000 of cumulative exploration and maintenance expenditures on or before the fourth anniversary date of the agreement.  Of the $2,000,000 of cumulative exploration and maintenance expenditures, $375,000 must be incurred on or before the second anniversary date of the agreement and $25,000 must be paid to Victoria Gold Corp. on or before December 31, 2011 (unpaid) and on each of the second and third anniversary dates of the agreement.  Upon the commencement of commercial production, the Company will pay a royalty equal to 3.0% of Net Smelter Returns. The Company has the ability to buy back 1% of the Royalty at any time for $1 million. As of August 31, 2012, the Company was in arrears in payment under this option agreement for $25,000. The Company and Victoria Gold Corp. are in duscussions to address the outstanding payment.

 

(b)On November 10, 2010, the Company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fairfields Gold S.A. de CV.  Fairfields owns an option to acquire 100% of the Huicicila gold project in Nayarit Mexico.  Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Fairfields selling stockholders have the opportunity to receive additional shares based on performance as per the following schedule:

 

Resource Estimate Date   Indicated Reserves   Payment Obligation
18 months after Closing Date   475,000 oz Au (equivalent)   $1,250,000
24 months after Closing Date   750,000 oz Au (equivalent)   $1,250,000
36 months after Closing Date   1,025,000 oz Au (equivalent)   $1,250,000
48 months after Closing Date   1,300,000 oz Au (equivalent)   $1,250,000

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

Any future payments would be made in shares based on the 20 day average price of the Company’s common stock prior to the required payment date.  

 

In addition, Fairfields shareholders received an option to acquire up to 25% of Focus Gold Mexico Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, created to acquire Fairfields.  The option price payable upon the exercise of the option shall be 25% of the sum of (i) $5,000,000, (ii) the dollar value of all payments made in respect of the deferred payments outlined above as at the date of exercise of the option, and (iii) the dollar value of any shareholders’ equity contributed into Fairfields after December 31, 2010 until the date of exercise of the option. The option may only be exercised for cash.

 

(c)Option on Huicicila mining concession - Mexico

 

On May 19, 2010, prior to its acquisition by the Company, Fairfields, entered into an exploration, exploitation and purchase option agreement with Ramón Farías García, a Mexico City geologist for the mining lots denominated “CILA”, “CILA 1”, “CILA 2”, “CILA 3” “and CILA 5”, located in Compostela, Nayarit Mexico under the following terms:

 

·US$ 100,000 plus applicable VAT, paid on May 24, 2010 (paid).

 

·US$ 1,200,000 plus applicable VAT, on six semester payment of US$ 200,000 each one, payable on every August and February month from August 17, 2011 (paid) to February 17, 2114.

 

·The issue to the optionee that number of shares of common stock of Fairfields at the end of the option agreement that is 3% of its issued and outstand capital at that time.

 

·A Net Smelter Return Royalty (“NSR”) calculated at a rate of the 2.5% above the concentrate sales, payable every quarter over the life of the mines.

 

This option agreement has an initial maturity of 3 years and 6 months from May 19, 2010. The Company has recorded the fair value of the $1,200,000 of payments under this option in these condensed consolidated financial statements as the discounted value of the cash payments using a rate based on the prevailing market rates of interest available to the Company (the average of interest rates used was estimated to be 11.0%) and $725,537 at August 31, 2012 (after payment of $200,000 in each of August 2011 and February 2012) and $860,453 at August 31, 2011. The carrying amounts of option payment liabilities owing approximates their fair values. The interest is accrued over the estimated payment period of the option payments. The aggregate amount of interest accrued from acquisition through August 31, 2012 was $136,179 (2011 - 70,429).

 

On August 17, 2012, the Company failed to make payment on its Option on Huicicila mining concession – Mexico in the amount of $200,000 and is in breach of its obligations under this Option. The Company has not received notice of default from the Optionor and is working with the Optionor to address this outstanding option payment.

 

(d)UK, Ireland mineral properties

 

The Company’s properties in UK and Ireland are held under prospecting licenses which are subject to commitments by the Company’s subsidiary to conduct mineral exploration activities on its licenses. During the period to renewal of its properties, the Company has committed to the following exploration expenditures in the fiscal years then ending:

 

  2013 £148,345 (US$ 235,335)
  2014 £148,345 (US$ 235,335)

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

  

(e)Legal contingency

 

The Company was named as a defendant in an action filed on March 12, 2012 in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Also named in this action was the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Fairfields and certain of its directors and officers. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants engaged the plaintiff as a finder in connection with financing for or the sale of Fairfields and was entitled to a finder’s fee of 10% of monies raised or the value of the deal. The plaintiff alleges that he completed his obligation and has not been paid for his services. The Company contends that it did not engage the plaintiff for any services. At this time, no discovery has been conducted and the Court has not yet ruled on the pending motion. Accordingly it is not possible at this time to make any assessment as to the possible outcome of the action. The Company intends to vigorously defend the action if it is not dismissed.

 

(f)Purchase contingency

 

In the event that the contemplated RTO with Pacific Orient Capital Corp. by Celtic or similar go public event does not occur before October 28, 2012, the Company will forthwith thereafter purchase the 1,800,000 shares of Celtic’s common stock the Company transferred July 1, 2012 (see Note 3), at the option of the holder (i) cash in the aggregate amount of $190,000, or (ii) for shares of the Company’s common stock with a per share valuation equal to the 10 day VWAP of such shares at the time of exercise.

 

8.Related party transactions

 

a)Commencing August 27, 2010, the Company entered into agreements with the president and CEO of the Company to provide services in exchange for $15,000 per month through December 31, 2010 and $21,000 CDN per month during the year ended December 31, 2011 (informally extended month to month in 2012 through June 30, 2012 and thereafter at the rate of $10,000 per month CDN by the Company’s subsidiary). During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company paid $103,486 (2011 - $130,308) as compensation for such management services.

 

b)Effective January 1, 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with the former director of exploration of the Company to provide services in exchange for $12,000 per month through December 31, 2011 (informally extended month to month in 2012). During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company recorded $nil (2011 - $72,000) as compensation for such management services.

 

c)Effective January 1, 2011, the Company has paid fees to directors and management of its Mexican subsidiary Fairfields, to provide services related to developing Fairfields mineral properties as well as management services in exchange for a fee of 214,284 pesos each month ($16,078 monthly at the average rates of exchange during the six month period ended August 31, 2012). During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company recorded $192,940 (2011 - $ 151,868) as compensation for such management services.

 

d)During the six month period ended August 31, 2012 the Company paid $nil (2011 - $9,000) to a director for compensation for serving as corporate secretary. A law firm of which a director is a partner was payable fees of $7,097 (2011 - $60,000) for the six month period ended August 31, 2012.

 

e)During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company recorded nil (2011 - $5,250 ) as compensation to a company controlled by a former director of the Company for exploration services provided pursuant to a consulting agreement with the Company.

 

f)Effective October 25, 2011, the Company has paid fees to directors and officers of its UK subsidiary Metallum, to provide services related to developing Metallum’s mineral properties as well as management services in exchange for a fee of £5,000 each month ($7,886 monthly at the average rates of exchange during the six month period ended August 31, 2012). During the six month period ended August 31, 2012, the Company recorded $67,5802 (2011 - $nil) as compensation for such management services.

 

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FOCUS GOLD CORPORATION

(An exploration stage company)

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

For the three and six month periods ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

g)Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities – related at August 31, 2012 is $455,829 (2011 - $ 75,312 ) payable to the firms and persons referred to in this Note 8 and persons or firms related with these persons and firms.
   
9.Subsequent events

 

a)The Company has issued 4,000,000 shares of its common stock upon exercise of convertible provisions of notes payable in settlement of $40,096 of the principal amount of such notes payable.

 

b)On September 5, 2012, the Company issued an 8% convertible promissory note (the “8% Note”) for a principal amount of $68,000. The Company received net proceeds of $ 61,600. The 8% Note is due and payable June 7, 2013 and accrues interest on the outstanding principal balance at the rate of 8% per annum. Any time after 180 days following the date of this note, the 8% Note is convertible into shares of the Company's common stock at a conversion price that is equal to 58% of the average of the lowest three trading prices during the ten trading days preceding the date of conversion. The exercise price may be adjusted to a lower amount where the Company grants or sells shares or options or other convertible securities at a price that is lower than the then in effect conversion price. At any time up and until 180 days from the date of the 8% Note, the Company has the option to redeem the 8% Note for payment to the note holder of ranging from 115% to 140% of the unpaid principal amount of the 6% Note, in full. In event of default, the Company is required to pay the note holder the greater of (i) 150% of the principal as well as interest and other amounts payable to the note holder or (ii) parity value of the common shares that would be issuable upon conversion multiplied by the highest closing price for the common stock during the period beginning on the date of the first occurrence of the default and ending one day prior to the mandatory payment date. In the event of default interest on the 8% Note accrues at 22% per annum. The 8% Note is secured with 3,400,000 of the Company’s common shares held in treasury. The 8% note is in technical default as a result of the Company’s defaults on payments of other notes payables.

 

c)On September 13, 2012, the Company’s board of directors approved a plan to implement a 20:1 reverse split of the Company’s common stock by decreasing the number of authorized shares of common stock and correspondingly decreasing the number of issued and outstanding shares of the common stock held by each stockholder of record at the effective date and time of the change, by a resolution adopted by the board of directors, without obtaining the approval of the stockholders. The effective date of the change (20:1 reverse split) shall be as soon as practical following October 4, 2012 and after proper notice and coordination with FINRA.

 

d)On September 14, 2012 and September 19, 2012 notes payable in the principal amount of $270,000 matured without payment and are in default. The default under these notes payable is a cause of default under the terms of the Company’s promissory notes and accordingly, the Company is in technical default on all promissory notes.

 

e)On October 1, 2012 convertible notes with a remaining principal amount of $93,592 matured without payment and is in default at the option of the holder.

 

f)On October 5, 2012 the Company entered an agreement with European Resource Capital Inc. for the sale of the Company’s 24,420,000 shares of common stock of Celtic and amounts receivable from Celtic of approximately $217,392 in exchange for $2,500,000 (Canadian) (approximately $2,549,651 at exchange rates at the date of this transaction). European Resource Capital Inc. issued the Company an eight percent (8%) 5 year $2,500,000 (Canadian) promissory note payable that is secured by the 24,420,000 shares of Celtic common stock. Prior to this transaction, the Company owned 92.15% of Celtic. The sales agreement acknowledges that JMJ Financial has an unperfected lien against 25% of the purchased shares. Where the Company is unsuccessful in removing JMJ Financials’ unperfected lien, European Resource Capital may settle such lien and reduce the $2,500,000 promissory note by 35% of its present value.

 

g)On October 12, 2012 the board of directors of the Company adopted the 2012 Stock & Stock Option Compensation Plan (the "2012 Plan"), that allows the Company to issue stock options or common stock to employees, directors and other persons associated with the Company and is intended to advance the best interests of the Company by providing those persons who have a substantial responsibility for its management and growth with additional incentive and by increasing their proprietary interest in the success of the Company, thereby encouraging them to maintain their relationships with the Company. The board of directors reserved 50,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for issuances under the 2012 Plan.

 

 

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PART I

 

As used in this Report on Form 10-Q, references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “Focus Gold,” or “our Company” refers to Focus Gold Corporation, a Nevada corporation.

 

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Focus Gold is an exploration stage issuer focused on the acquisition and development of gold mining properties, primarily in the Americas. Focus Gold left shell company status in October 2010 when it acquired an option on 16 mining claims in the Canadian Province of Ontario from Victoria Gold Corporation. On December 31, 2010, Focus Gold acquired an option on the Huicicila gold project in Nayarit, Mexico. Since February 2011, Focus Gold expanded its holdings of mining claims by acquiring five additional gold and silver mining claims adjacent to the Huicicila gold project in Nayarit, Mexico.

 

On October 25, 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of a 98.65% interest in Metallum Resources PLC (“Metallum This acquisition gave the Company ownership of thirty one exploration licenses in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland covering in excess of 388,000 hectares, including licenses near and in geology identical to Dalradian Resources (DNA on the TSX) in N. Ireland. The licenses cover areas of known mineral occurrences and geochemical anomalies in terrain that is geologically prospective for a number of deposit types for a variety of metals. The main emphasis will be on advancing gold and gold-copper targets though there is also the potential for poly-metallic massive sulphides. Focus Gold's extensive review of data on the Metallum licenses has identified 3 priority areas that will be the focus of initial exploration.

 

The results for the six month period ended August 31, 2012 represents a full year of operations for Fairfields but not Metallum and accordingly do not provide a meaningful comparison against the results during the three month period ended August 31, 2011.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The selection and application of accounting policies is an important process that has developed as our business activities have evolved and as the accounting rules have changed. Accounting rules generally do not involve a selection among alternatives, but involve an implementation and interpretation of existing rules, and the use of judgment, to the specific set of circumstances existing in our business. Discussed below are the accounting policies that we believe are critical to our financial statements due to the degree of uncertainty regarding the estimates or assumptions involved and the magnitude of the asset, liability, revenue or expense being reported. See Note 2, “Significant Accounting Policies,” in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of those policies.

 

Mineral Properties, Leases and Exploration and Development Costs

 

The Company accounts for mineral properties in accordance with ASC 930: Extractive Activities-Mining . Costs of acquiring mineral properties and leases are capitalized by project area upon purchase of the associated. Mineral properties are periodically assessed for impairment of value and any diminution in value.

 

The Company accounts for mineral exploration and development costs in accordance with ASC 932: Extractive Activities . All exploration expenditures are expensed as incurred, previously capitalized costs are expensed in the period the property is abandoned. Expenditures to develop new mines, to define further mineralization in existing ore bodies, and to expand the capacity of operating mines, are capitalized and amortized on units of production basis over proven and probable reserves.

 

 

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Any option payments received by the Company from third parties or tax credits refunded to the Company are credited to the capitalized cost of the mineral property or to exploration costs as applicable. If payments received exceed the capitalized cost of the mineral property or the exploration costs incurred, the excess is recognized as income in the year received.

 

The amounts shown for mineral properties do not necessarily represent present or future values. Their recoverability is dependent upon the discovery of economically recoverable reserves, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to complete the development, and future profitable production or proceeds from the disposition thereof.

 

Stock-based compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock based compensation to employees as required by ASC 718: Compensation-Stock Compensation and stock based compensation to nonemployees as required by ASC 505-50: Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. Stock awards have been valued at fair value using recent share issuance prices for cash, in arms-length transactions. Options and warrants are valued using the Black-Scholes pricing model. The offset to the recorded stock based compensation cost is to additional paid-in capital. Consideration received on the exercise of stock options is recorded as share capital and additional paid-in capital and the related additional paid-in capital is transferred to share capital.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements and the related notes. This discussion contains forward-looking statements based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, such as our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Our actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth under “Risks Relating to Our Business,” “Description of Business” and elsewhere in this document. See “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

Results of Operations – Comparison of the Three Month Period Ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

We generated no revenues for the three month period ended August 31, 2012 or 2011. Total operating expenses increased to $ 3,569,965 in the three month period ended August 31, 2012 compared to the amount of $ 1,276,885 recorded for the three month period ended August 31, 2011. This increase was primarily attributable to the Company’s entering into the exploration stage in October 2010 and its commensurate commencement of active operations, with no similar prior period activities, and is reflected in the following items:

 

·Exploration expense was $23,102 for the three month period ended August 31, 2012 compared to $242,889 the three month period ended August 31, 2011. The reduction of expenses related to exploration expenses is attributable to a reduction in funding available to fund exploration expenditures in the current three month period.

 

·General and Administrative expenses decreased approximately 32% to $704,983 for the three month period ended August 31,2102 as compared to the comparable prior year period. This decrease was primarily attributable to the reduction in stock based compensation expense of $453,050 compared to the three month period ended August 31, 2011.The principal components of General and Administrative expenses are:

 

oConsulting expenses were $303,445 for the three month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared $98,584 in the comparable prior three month period. This increase was primarily attributable to the hiring of consultants to assist the development and support of our business activities in Mexico in December 2011 and January 2012 on one and two year contracts for consulting services.

 

oManagement fees and salaries decreased by approximately 70% to $64,967, for the three month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared with the three month period ended August 31, 2011. This decrease was primarily attributable to the cessation of fees payable to the Company’s former director of exploration and a reduction in fees payable to Grant White former president and CEO of the Company as well as adjustments of $23,810 which reduced the aggregate management fees and salaries expenses.

 

oProfessional fees increased by $104,661 to $138,271, for the three month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared to the three month period ended August 31, 2011. This increase was primarily attributable to expenses related to legal and audit costs related to our subsidiary Focus Celtic Gold Corporation and its subsidiary preparing an Information Circular for filing in Canada and the increasing complexity of our financial reporting.

 

 

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oStock based compensation expense was $nil for the three month period ended August 31, 2012, compared to $453,050 expense in the three month period ended August 31, 2011. This expense is attributable to the granting of stock options to directors, officers in February 2011 and the expensing of the stock based compensation expense over the period of attribution through February 29, 2012.

 

·Other expenses for the three month period ended August 31, 2012 totalled $1,050,729 compared to a total of $80,029 in the three month period ended August 31, 2011. Other expenses were composed of $354,031($26,749-2011) from the amortization of the discount record from mineral option payment liabilities and other financial liabilities; interest and financing costs of $109,060 compared to $65,631 other expenses in the prior year period. This increase in interest and financing fees is attributable to the accounting for the Company’s additional financial instruments in the three month period ended August 31, 2012. In addition other income and expenses included the recording of derivative liabilities and the resultant interest and financing fees recorded of $389,325 with no comparative in the prior period. Changes in the fair value of derivative liabilities in the three month period ended August 31, 2012 was $865,227 with no comparative for the prior period. Loss on settlement of amounts payable in the three month period ended August 31, 2012 was $111,736 with no comparative for the prior period. Management expects the amount of other expenses related to the amortization of debt discounts to be amortized in the fiscal year ended 2013and the discount for the mineral property option liabilities will continue through to the year ended 2015. Derivative liabilities fair values are tested at the end of each reporting period and changes in fair value are recorded in the statement of operations as other incomes or expenses.

 

Management does not believe the percentage increases in expenses is indicative of future increases. Until the Company engages in exploration activities for a sufficient time to include comparable prior year periods, management is unable to predict the anticipated increases in expenses.

 

Results of Operations – Comparison of the Six Month Period Ended August 31, 2012 and 2011

 

We generated no revenues for the three month period ended August 31, 2012 or 2011. Total operating expenses increased to $4,322,655 in the six month period ended August 31, 2012 compared to the amount of $2,815,907 recorded for the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This increase was primarily attributable to the Company’s entering into the exploration stage in October 2010 and its commensurate commencement of active operations, with no similar prior period activities, and is reflected in the following items:

 

Exploration expense was $100,467 for the six month period ended August 31, 2012, compared to $771,767 expense in the prior year. The reduction of expenses related to exploration expenses is attributable to a reduction in funding available to fund exploration expenditures in the current three month period.

 

General and Administrative expenses decreased by $663,832, for the six month period ended August 31, 2012 as compared the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This decrease was primarily attributable to the reduction in stock based compensation recorded in the six month period ended august 31, 2012. The principal components of General and Administrative expenses are:

 

oConsulting expenses was $600,014 for the six month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared to $222,084 for the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This increase was primarily attributable to the hiring of consultants to assist the development and support of the Company’s business activities.

 

oManagement fees and salaries decreased by approximately 35% to $268,967, for the six month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared with the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This decrease was primarily attributable to the cessation of fees payable to the Company's former director of exploration and a reduction in fees payable to Grant White former president and CEO of the Company as well as adjustments of $23,810 which reduced the aggregate management fees and salaries expenses.

 

oProfessional fees increased by $147,933 to $217,043, for the six month period ended August 31, 2012, as compared to the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This increase was primarily attributable to expenses related to legal and audit costs related to our subsidiary Focus Celtic Gold Corporation and its subsidiary preparing an Information Circular for filing in Canada and the increasing complexity of our financial reporting.

 

oStock based compensation expense was $nil for the six month period ended August 31, 2012 compared to $906,100 expense in the six month period ended August 31, 2011. This expense is attributable to the granting of stock options to directors, officers in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011 and the amortization of resultant stock based compensation expenses.

 

Other income and expenses for the six month period ended August 31, 2012 totalled $1,614,299 composed of $787,730 from the amortization of the discount recorded and notes payable, compared to $53,586 other expenses in the six month period ended August 31, 2011 and $1,330,962 ($65,631-2011) of interest and financial fees. This increase in interest and financing fees is attributable to the accounting for the Company’s additional financial instruments in the six month period ended August 31, 2012. In addition other income and expenses included the recording of derivative liabilities and the resultant gain on extinguishment of debt recorded of $389,325 with no comparative in the prior period. Changes in the fair value of derivative liabilities in the six month period ended August 31, 2012 was $226,804 with no comparative for the prior period. Loss on settlement of amounts payable in the six month period ended August 31, 2012 was $111,736 with no comparative for the prior period. Management expects the amount of other expenses related to the amortization of debt discounts to be amortized in the fiscal year ended 2013 and the discount for the mineral property option liabilities will continue through to the year ended 2015. Derivative liabilities fair values are tested at the end of each reporting period and changes in fair value are recorded in the statement of operations as other incomes or expenses.

 

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Management does not believe the percentage increases in expenses is indicative of future increases. Until the Company engages in exploration activities for a sufficient time to include comparable prior year periods, management is unable to predict the anticipated increases in expenses.

 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Although incorporated in 2005, Focus Gold began its current operations in October 2010, and has not as yet attained a level of operations which allows it to meet its current overhead. We do not contemplate attaining profitable operations until year end 2014, nor is there any assurance that such an operating level can ever be achieved. We will be dependent upon obtaining additional financing in order to adequately fund working capital, infrastructure, and significant exploration and support costs, so that we can increase our property position in Mexico and other parts of the world and achieve a level of mineral reserves to justify mineral development and later production on our properties or properties in which we have interests.

 

While Focus Gold has funded its initial operations with private placements of equity and through the issuance of short term promissory notes, there can be no assurance that adequate financing will continue to be available to us and, if available, on terms that are favorable to us. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and the accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability or classification of asset carrying amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

As of August 31, 2012, the Company’s cash balance was $3,075. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities as well as short term payments under contracts as of August 31, 2012 totaled $4,453,625. The Company’s working capital as at August 31, 2012 was a deficit of $ 3,903,201.

 

During the six month period ended August 31, 2012 and 2011, our sole means of meeting our cash flow requirements was through the sale of our common stock and loans and advances. In the six month period ended August 31, 2012 we generated net proceeds of $nil from the sale of stock, (2011 - $1,697,720) and $506,531 from the issuance of debt instruments (2011 - $200,000). The net proceeds from these stock offerings and issuances of debt securities were used to satisfy operations.

 

 

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Pursuant to our agreements under which we acquired our option in the Watebeag and Russell Creek properties, we are obligated to undertake exploration work on the property in the amount of $2,000,000 before the third anniversary date of the agreement, October 1, 2013. In addition, under agreements entered into by our subsidiary Fairfields, since our acquisition of Fairfields on December 31, 2010, we have committed to pay all fees and costs to maintain the underlying claims as well as necessary assessment work and the payment of mineral option payments totaling $800,000 through February 2014. We anticipate that similar fees will be payable each year so long as we maintain our interest in the claims and leases and the payment of $400,000 yearly under the option agreement for the purchase of the Huicicila claims in Mexico and similar fees for exploration costs on our UK and Ireland properties. .

 

Other Activities:

 

The Company is actively looking for acquisitions and joint venture opportunities which can build out its portfolio of mining properties.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

There are no contractual obligations other than those described in the notes to the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine month period ended August 31, 2012.

 

Off-balance sheet arrangements

 

There are no off balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Accounting Officer have carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure, controls and procedures. Based upon that evaluation, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Accounting Officer concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosures, controls and procedures are not effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. During the most recently completed three months ended August 31, 2012, there has been no significant change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

We do not have an independent body to oversee our internal controls over financial reporting and lack segregation of duties due to the limited nature and resources of the Company.

 

In light of these material weaknesses, we performed additional analysis and procedures in order to conclude that our financial statements included in this report were fairly stated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Accordingly, we believe that despite our material weaknesses, our financial statements included in this report are fairly stated, in all material respects, in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.

 

We plan to rectify these weaknesses by implementing an independent board of directors and hiring additional accounting personnel once we have additional resources to do so. We have also hired a new financial consultant who possesses additional financial reporting experience to assist the Company in future fillings.

 

CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROLS

 

Our management, with the participation the Principal Executive Officer and Principal Accounting Officer performed an evaluation as to whether any change in our internal controls over financial reporting occurred during the Quarter ended August 31, 2012. Based on that evaluation, the Company's Principal Executive Officer and Principal Accounting Officer concluded that no change occurred in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting during the Quarter ended August 31, 2012 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.

 

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

The Company was named as a defendant in an action filed on March 12, 2012 in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Also named in this action was the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Fairfields and certain of its directors and officers. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants engaged the plaintiff as a finder in connection with the sale and purchase of Fairfields and was entitled to a finder’s fee of 10% of monies raised or the value of the deal. The plaintiff alleges that he completed his obligation and has not been paid for his services by the Company. The Company contends that it did not engage the plaintiff for any services. At this time, no discovery has been conducted and the Court has not yet ruled on the pending motion. Accordingly it is not possible at this time to make any assessment as to the possible outcome of the action. The Company intends to vigorously defend the action if it is not dismissed.

 

The Company was named as a defendant in an action filed July 19, 2012 in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Orange, Central Justice Center in case number 30-2012-00584954-CU-BC-CJC concerning fees due and owing for services. On August 20, 2012, the Court awarded a judgment against the Company for $77,159.80.

 

Item 1a. Risk Factors.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide information required by this Item.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. [Reserved]

 

Item 5. Exhibits

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

EXHIBITS

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS

 

       
Exhibit No.     Description
3.1     Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form SB2 filed on June 2, 2005).
3.2     Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Schedule 14C filed on April 22, 2009).
3.3     Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Schedule 14C filed on May 20, 2011).
3.4     Bylaws (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2 filed on June 2, 2008).
10.1     Option Agreement with Victoria Gold Corp. dated October 1, 2010 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 27, 2010).
10.2     Amended Option Agreement with Victoria Gold Corp. dated October 20, 2010 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 27, 2010).
10.3     Share Purchase Agreement with Fairfields Gold S.A. de CV. dated November 10, 2010 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 19, 2010).
10.4     Acquisition Agreement with Metallum Resources PLC. dated February 21, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2011).
10.5     Amended Acquisition Agreement with Metallum Resources PLC. dated April 29, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2011).
10.6     Tailings Dump Agreement with Jesus Mario Lopez Fabian (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 29, 2011).
10.7     Promissory Note with Pedro Pina Castullo dated July 12, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
10.8     Promissory Note with Per Wimmer dated September 14, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
10.9     Promissory Note with Lief Wimmer dated September 19, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012)
10.10     Promissory Note with GEL Properties LLC dated October 21, 2011 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012)
10.11     Convertible Debenture with HJG Partnership Dated February 17, 2012 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
10.12     Share Exchange Agreement with Pacific Orient Capital Inc. Dated February 27, 2012 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
10.13     Securities Purchase Agreement with JMJ Financial dated March 22, 2012 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
10.14     Promissory Note Amendment and Assignment Agreement with Pedro Pina Castullo and JMJ Financial dated March 29, 2012 ((incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 16, 2012).
14.1     Financial Code of Ethics.
21.1     List of Subsidiaries .
31.1     Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14*
31.2     Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14*
32.1     CEO and CFO Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act*
101.INS     XBRL Instance Document**
101.SCH     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema**
101.CAL     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase**
101.DEF     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase**
101.LAB     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase**
101.PRE     XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase**

 

* Filed herewith.

 

** Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, these interactive data files are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and otherwise are not subject to liability.
** Pursuant to Rule 405(a)(2) of Regulation S-T, the Company will furnish the XBRL Interactive Data Files with detailed footnote tagging as Exhibit 101 in an amendment to this Form 10-Q within the permitted 30-day grace period for the period in which detailed footnote tagging is required after the filing date of this Form 10-Q.  

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  Focus Gold Corporation
     
Dated: October 15, 2012 By: /s/ Gordon F. Lee
    Gordon F. Lee
    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
     

 

 

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