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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

S QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

 

OR

 

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

 

ERF WIRELESS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 000-27467 76-0196431
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

2911 SOUTH SHORE BOULEVARD, SUITE 100, LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS 77573
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (281) 538-2101

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, 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. (Check one):

 

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 S

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. 3,567,992 common shares issued and outstanding as of August 14, 2012. 

 

 

 

  

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
JUNE 30, 2012, AND DECEMBER 31, 2011
($ in thousands except share data)

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS 
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $149   $591 
Securities held for resale   1    7 
Accounts receivable, net   655    596 
Accounts receivable, other   437    310 
Inventories   411    358 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   130    285 
Total current assets   1,783    2,147 
           
Property and equipment          
Property and equipment   10,912    9,932 
Less: accumulated depreciation   (6,600)   (5,868)
Net property and equipment   4,312    4,064 
           
Goodwill   176    176 
Other assets   32    63 
           
Total assets  $6,303   $6,450 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT 
Current liabilities:          
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt  $1,166   $259 
Current portion of long-term capital leases   150    126 
Accounts payable   1,054    694 
Accrued expenses   726    661 
Derivative liabilities   282    27 
Deferred liability and revenue   209    210 
Total current liabilities   3,587    1,977 
           
Line of credit (LOC)   3,877    4,592 
Long-term debt, net of current portion   1,216    1,667 
Long-term capital leases, net of current portion   281    305 
Total liabilities   8,961    8,541 
           
Commitments          
           
Shareholders’ deficit:          
Preferred stock  -  $0.001 par value, 25,000,000 authorized          
Series A designated 10,000,000 shares Issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, 8,508,887 and 8,578,887, respectively   9    9 
Common stock  -  $0.001 par value          
Authorized 975,000,000 shares Issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, 3,235,096 and 2,160,996, respectively   3    2 
Additional paid in capital   50,764    49,121 
Accumulated deficit   (53,518)   (51,198)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (31)   (25)
Total ERF wireless, Inc. shareholders’ deficit   (2,773)   (2,091)
Noncontrolling interest   115     
Total shareholders’ deficit   (2,658)   (2,091)
           
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit  $6,303   $6,450 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(Unaudited)
($ in thousands except loss per share)

 

   For the Three Months   For the Six Months 
   Ended June 30,   Ended June 30, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
                 
Sales:                    
Products  $28   $98   $44   $127 
Services   1,659    1,213    3,291    2,314 
Total sales   1,687    1,311    3,335    2,441 
                     
Costs of goods sold:                    
Products and integration services   430    352    846    657 
Rent, repairs and maintenance   173    124    300    200 
Depreciation   338    334    624    676 
Total costs of goods sold   941    810    1,770    1,533 
                     
Gross profit   746    501    1,565    908 
Operating expenses:                    
Selling, general and administrative   1,741    1,431    3,192    2,526 
Depreciation and amortization   55    62    107    131 
Total operating expenses   1,796    1,493    3,299    2,657 
Operating loss from continuing operations   (1,050)   (992)   (1,734)   (1,749)
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense, net   (320)   (165)   (679)   (360)
Gain on sale of assets       7        1,183 
Derivative income   18        101    13 
Total other (expense) income   (302)   (158)   (578)   836 
(Loss) from continuing operations   (1,352)   (1,150)   (2,312)   (913)
Loss from discontinued operations               (78)
Consolidated net (loss)   (1,352)   (1,150)   (2,312)   (991)
                     
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   (3)       (8)    
Net (loss) attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.   (1,355)   (1,150)   (2,320)   (991)
Other comprehensive (loss) income:                    
Unrealized (loss) on securities held for resale   (2)   (8)   (6)   (3)
Total other comprehensive (loss)   (2)   (8)   (6)   (3)
Total comprehensive (loss)  $(1,357)  $(1,158)  $(2,326)  $(994)
Basic (loss) per common share:                    
(Loss) from continuing operations  $(0.46)  $(1.06)  $(0.87)  $(0.92)
(Loss) from discontinued operations  $   $   $   $(0.08)
Net (loss)  $(0.46)  $(1.06)  $(0.87)  $(1.00)
                     
Diluted (loss) income per common share:                    
(Loss) from continuing operations  $(0.46)  $(1.06)  $(0.87)  $(0.92)
(Loss) from discontinued operations  $   $   $   $(0.08)
Net (loss)  $(0.46)  $(1.06)  $(0.87)  $(1.00)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(Unaudited)
($ in thousands)

 

   2012   2011 
           
Cash flows from operating activities          
(Loss) from continuing operations  $(2,312)  $(913)
(Loss) from discontinued operations       (78)
Net (loss)   (2,312)   (991)
           
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash used by operating activities:          
Gain on sale of assets       (1,183)
Amortization of debt discount   128     
Depreciation and amortization   731    862 
Stock issued for services rendered, interest  and compensation   214    983 
Derivative income   (101)   (13)
Changes in:          
Accounts receivable, net   (59)   (158)
Accounts receivable, other   (127)   (17)
Inventories   (53)   (77)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   155    (23)
Accounts payable   360    (110)
Accrued expenses   414    (325)
Deferred liability and revenue   (1)   (224)
Total adjustment   1,661    (285)
Net cash used by operating activities   (651)   (1,276)
           
Cash flows from investing activities          
Purchase of property and equipment   (906)   (1,300)
Proceeds from sale of assets       2,708 
Change in other assets   31    (27)
Net cash (used by) provided by investing activities   (875)   1,381 
           
Cash flows from financing activities          
Net proceeds from line of credit   319    653 
Proceeds from long-term debt obligations   845     
Payment of long-term debt obligations   (7)   (374)
Payment on capital lease obligations   (73)   (319)
Net cash provided by (used by) financing activities   1,084    (40)
           
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (442)   65 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period   591    43 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period  $149   $108 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Net cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $209   $40 
Income taxes  $   $ 
           
Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Conversion of debt through issuance of common stock  $155   $138 
Conversion of preferred stock to common stock  $70   $ 
Conversion of LOC and interest through issuance of common stock  $1,275   $1,689 
Unrealized (loss) on securities held for resale  $(6)  $(3)
Dividends payment  $107   $ 
Property and equipment financed with capital lease  $73   $ 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTSS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011
($ in thousands)

  

   Common Stock   Preferred Stock   Additional
Paid in
   Accumulated   Accumulated
Comprehensive
   Noncontrolling   Total
Shareholders’
 
   Shares   Value   Shares   Value   Capital   Deficit   Income   Interest   Deficit 
                                              
Total shareholders’ deficit as of December 31, 2010   785   $1    4,613   $5   $45,091   $(47,819)  $   $   $(2,722)
                                              
Net loss                       (3,379)           (3,379)
                                              
New stock issued to shareholders:                                             
Conversion of preferred stock to common stock   441        (1,404)   (1)   1                 
For services, compensation and interest   203                1,023                1,023 
For retirement of debt   88                369                369 
Conversion of LOC and interest to preferred stock           5,370    5    392                397 
Conversion of LOC and interest to common stock   644    1            2,378                2,379 
Dividend declared                   (133)               (133)
Unrealized loss on securties held for resale                           (25)       (25)
                                              
Total shareholders’ deficit as of December 31, 2011   2,161    2    8,579    9    49,121    (51,198)   (25)       (2,091)
                                              
Net loss                       (2,320)       8    (2,312)
                                              
New stock issued to shareholders:                                             
Conversion of preferred stock to common stock   70        (70)                        
For services, compensation, interest and prepaids   136                214                214 
For retirement of debt   78    1            154                155 
Conversion of LOC and interest to common stock   790                1,275                1,275 
Dividends payment                               107    107 
Unrealized loss on securties held for resale                           (6)       (6)
                                              
Total shareholders’ deficit as of June 30,  2012 (unaudited)   3,235   $3    8,509   $9   $50,764   $(53,518)  $(31)  $115   $(2,658)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Nature of the Company

 

ERF Wireless, Inc. (“Company” or “ERF Wireless”) provides critical infrastructure wireless broadband communications products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in primarily rural oil and gas exploration areas of North America. We provide high quality broadband services and critical communications services to residential, oil and gas, educational, health care, and regional banks in rural areas utilizing our Company owned and operated wireless networks. As a total comprehensive solutions provider we offer a wide array of critical communications services including high speed broadband, voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone and facsimile service, and video security.

 

Historically, our revenues have been generated primarily from wireless internet and network construction services. Our Internet revenues have resulted from our offering of broadband and basic communications services to residential and enterprise customers. Our construction revenues typically have consisted of revenues generated from the construction of bank , educational , and healthcare networks and other services associated with providing wireless products and services to the regional banking, educational and healthcare industries.

Our internet revenues are recorded in “ERF Wireless Bundled Services, Inc. (WBS)”, construction of bank, healthcare and educational networks in our “ERF Enterprise Network Services, Inc. (ENS)” and other construction in “ERF Wireless Messaging Services, Inc. (WMS)” and wireless broadband products and services to rural oil and gas locations are recorded in “Energy Broadband, Inc. (EBI)”. Please refer to segment footnote 10 for additional information regarding segment operations.

 

Basis of Accounting

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC on Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and the results of operations for the interim periods presented have been reflected herein. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Notes to the consolidated financial statements which would substantially duplicate the disclosure contained in the audited consolidated financial statements for the most recent fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 as reported in form 10-K have been omitted.

 

Noncontrolling Interest

 

Non-controlling interest in Energy Broadband Inc., its majority owned subsidiary, is included in the equity section of the consolidated balance sheets. Noncontrolling interest represents 3.63% of the equity of the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary, Energy Broadband Inc., Noncontrolling interest is adjusted for the noncontrolling interest holders’ proportionate share of the earnings or losses of ERF Wireless Inc., Operating losses applicable to majority-owned Energy Broadband Inc., have periodically exceeded the noncontrolling interests in the equity capital of the Subsidiary. Such excess losses applicable to the noncontrolling interests have been and are borne by the Company as there is no obligation of the noncontrolling interests to fund any losses in excess of their original investment. There is also no obligation or commitment on the part of the Company to fund operating losses of any subsidiary whether wholly-owned or majority-owned. The Company allocates the noncontrolling interest’s share of net loss in excess of the noncontrolling interest’s initial investment.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain amounts in the 2011 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2012 financial presentation. These reclassifications have no impact on the total comprehensive loss.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market. The cost is determined by using the average cost method. Inventories consist of the following items as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, in thousands:

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
Raw material  $41   $44 
Work in process   123    116 
Finished goods   247    198 
   $411   $358 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not anticipate that the recently issued but not yet effective accounting pronouncements will materially impact the Company’s financial condition.

 

NOTE 2 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

Accounts receivable consists of the following (in thousands):

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
Accounts receivable  $684   $628 
Allowance for doubtful accounts   (29)   (32)
Accounts receivable, net  $655   $596 

  

NOTE 3 - DEBT CONVERSION

 

(a) Line of Credit

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has had several debt settlements of the unsecured revolving credit facility. See Note 8 for additional information on this facility. The unsecured revolving credit facility provides financing for working capital requirements. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company issued 789,636 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of $1,034,141 of debt and $240,859 in accrued interest for a total amount of $1,275,000. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $1.61 per share of the ERFB common stock the day the debt was settled.

 

(b) Other Debt

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company issued 77,963 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of $155,000 of debt. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $1.99 per share of the ERFB common stock the day the debt was settled.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 4 - COMMON STOCK AND PREFERRED STOCK

 

The total number of shares of stock of all classes which the Company shall have the authority to issue is 1,000,000,000, of which 25,000,000 shall be shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.001 per share ("Preferred Stock"), and 975,000,000 shall be shares of common stock with a par value of $0.001 per share ("Common Stock").

 

Common Stock

 

As of June 30, 2012, there were 3,235,096 shares of its $0.001 par value common stock issued and outstanding.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company issued 1,004,100 shares of common stock which was valued at the closing market price on the date of issuance of such shares, which were issued in lieu of cash as payment for the following (in thousands):

 

June 30, 2012  Supplemental
Non-Cash
Disclosure
 
Professional fees  $61 
Services and compensation   145 
Other services rendered   8 
Total for services, and compensation  $214 
      
Notes payable  $155 
Line of credit and interest  $1,275 

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company has 25,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock of which 10,000,000 shares had been designated as Series A Preferred Stock. 8,508,887 and 8,578,887 Series A preferred shares were issued and outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. With respect to the Series A Preferred Stock outstanding at June 30, 2012, the Company would be required to issue 8,508,887 shares of its common stock upon conversion. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, 70,000 Series A Preferred Stock was converted into 70,000 shares of common stock.

 

EBI Stock Dividend

 

The Company will issue a stock dividend to ERF Wireless shareholders of up to 5% of the existing common stock in Energy Broadband, the Company's wholly owned oil and gas private subsidiary. ERF Wireless declared for each 200 shares of ERF Wireless common stock, that a shareholder owns as of September 30, 2011, the shareholder will receive one unit of Energy Broadband securities consisting of 100 Energy Broadband common shares, one warrant to purchase 100 shares of Energy Broadband at a fixed price of $4.00 per share and one warrant to purchase an additional 100 shares of Energy Broadband at a fixed price of $6.00 per share. The Company has estimated the stock dividend to be 900,000 shares of EBI stock which may not be confirmed for up to 180 days. The stock dividend was recorded based on our historical cost. The EBI shares were originally acquired by ERF at par of $0.001 for a total historical cost of $900. ERF acquired the warrants from EBI on September 30, 2011 at fair value for a total cost of $132,302.

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company has issued 725,611 shares of EBI as a stock dividend valued at $107,000. The Company expects to issue in the future additional EBI shares as dividends which will be determined by the Board of Directors.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 5 - STOCK PLAN

 

In April 2012, the Board of directors adopted a Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan whereby 250,000 shares were reserved for issuance. As of June 30, 2011 under the 2012 Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan, 81,501 shares were issued and outstanding to certain employees and consultants for services rendered. This plan is for key employees, officers, directors, and consultants of ERF Wireless, Inc., which encompass Stock, Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, or any Performance Stock Award granted by the Company.

  

Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan, April 2012  2012 
   Plan 
Shares initially reserved   250,000 
      
Shares issued during 2012   81,501 
      
Remaining shares available to be issued at June 30, 2012   168,499 
      
Shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012   81,501 

  

NOTE 6 - EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (in thousands, except per share amount):

 

   For the three months ended June 30, 2012 
   Net loss   Shares   Per-Share 
   (Numerator)   (Denominator)   Amount 
Basic EPS:               
Loss from continuing operations  $(1,352)   2,919   $(0.46)
Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  $(3)   2,919   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(1,355)   2,919   $(0.46)
Diluted EPS:               
Effect of dilutive securities            
Loss from continuing operations  $(1,352)   2,919   $(0.46)
Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  $(3)   2,919   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(1,355)   2,919   $(0.46)

 

 

   For the three months ended June 30, 2011 
   Net (loss) income   Shares   Per-Share 
   (Numerator)   (Denominator)   Amount 
Basic EPS:               
Loss from continuing operations  $(1,150)   1,088   $(1.06)
Loss from discontinued operations  $    1,088   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(1,150)   1,088   $(1.06)
Diluted EPS:               
Effect of dilutive securities            
Loss from continuing operations  $(1,150)   1,088   $(1.06)
Loss from discontinued operations  $    1,088   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(1,150)   1,088   $(1.06)

 

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

   For the six months ended June 30, 2012 
   Net loss   Shares   Per-Share 
   (Numerator)   (Denominator)   Amount 
Basic EPS:               
Loss from continuing operations  $(2,312)   2,653   $(0.87)
Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  $(8)   2,653   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(2,320)   2,653   $(0.87)
Diluted EPS:               
Effect of dilutive securities            
Loss from continuing operations  $(2,312)   2,653   $(0.87)
Loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  $(8)   2,653   $ 
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(2,320)   2,653   $(0.87)

 

 

   For the six months ended June 30, 2011 
   Net (loss) income   Shares   Per-Share 
   (Numerator)   (Denominator)   Amount 
Basic EPS:               
Loss from continuing operations  $(913)   989   $(0.92)
Loss from discontinued operations  $(78)   989   $(0.08)
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(991)   989   $(1.00)
Diluted EPS:               
Effect of dilutive securities            
Loss from continuing operations  $(913)   989   $(0.92)
Loss from discontinued operations  $(78)   989   $(0.08)
Net loss attributable to ERF Wireless Inc.  $(991)   989   $(1.00)

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, dilutive securities existed. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution of security that could share in the earnings of an entity, such as convertible preferred stock, stock options, warrants or convertible securities.

 

The calculation of diluted earnings per share for the six months ended June 30, 2012 does not include 250,000 shares of common stock assuming all E-Series Bond debt were converted; 8,508,887 shares of common stock assuming all Series A Preferred Stock were converted due to their anti-dilutive effect.

 

NOTE 7 - MAJOR CUSTOMERS

 

The Company had gross sales of approximately $3,335,000 and $2,441,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Company had two customers that represented 36% and 16% and one customer that represented 39% of the gross sales in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

NOTE 8 – NOTES PAYABLE, LONG-TERM DEBT AND CAPITAL LEASES

 

Notes payable, long-term debts and capital leases consist of the following as of June 30, 2012 (in thousands):

 

  Terms   Maturity Date   Interest Rate   Gross Balance   Debt Discount   Balance 
Banc leasing, Inc.  $10,660 / Month including interest   January-15   11.62%  $276   $   $276 
Advantage leasing associates  $6,086 / Month including interest   Various   Various    155        155 
Investor bridge loan  $400,000 / Lump sum payment including interest   July-12   12.00%   400        400 
Premium assignment  $1,495 / Month including interest   July-12   7.45%   2        2 
Dakota capital line of credit  $178,031 / Quarterly including interest   March-16   18.00%   2,000    73    1,927 
E-bond investor notes  3 years/ Semiannual interest (See below)   Various   7.50%   320    267    53 
Line of credit  2 years/ Quarterly interest (See below)   December-13   12.00%   3,877        3,877 
Total debt              $7,030   $340    6,690 
Less current maturities                         (1,316)
Long-term debt                         $5,374 

  

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

Line of Credit

 

During June 2010, the Company increased its unsecured revolving credit facility with Angus Capital Partners, a related party, from $10.5 million to $12.0 million maturing December 31, 2013. The terms of the unsecured revolving credit facility allow the Company to draw upon the facility as financing requirements dictate and provide for quarterly interest payments at a 12% rate per annum. The payment of principal and interest may be paid in cash, common shares or preferred shares at the Company’s election. At June 30, 2012, the outstanding balance on the line of credit totaled $3,877,000 with a remaining line of credit availability of $8,123,000.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has had a debt settlement of the unsecured revolving credit facility. The unsecured revolving credit facility provides financing for working capital requirements. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company issued 789,636 shares of its Common Stock for the settlement of $1,034,141 of debt and $240,859 in accrued interest for a total amount of $1,275,000. The Company issued Common Stock at an average price of $1.61 per share of the ERFB common stock the day the debt was settled.

 

E-Series Bond Investor Note

 

Since July 2011, the Company issued to certain accredited investors a principal amount of $545,000 of E-series bonds (the "Bonds"). At June 30, 2012, the outstanding balance of the Bonds totaled $320,000. The Bonds are due and payable upon maturity, a three-year period from the issuance date. Interest on the Bonds is payable at the rate of 7.5% per annum, and is payable semiannually. The Bondholder may require the Company to convert the Bond (including any unpaid interest) into shares of common stock at any time only during the first year, but not thereafter. If the Bonds are converted under this option, the Company will issue shares representing 100% of the Bond principal and unpaid interest calculated through maturity. The common stock issued under this option will be valued at the five days closing price average of the common shares for the five days prior to the notification. If the Bond is converted within the first year the Company will issue a warrant to purchase one share of Energy Broadband Inc. common stock at a price of $4.00 for every $2.00 of Bond principal.

 

At the Company's discretion at any time after the first year, the Bonds, including the interest payments calculated through the date of conversion may be redeemed in cash or in shares of our common Stock ERF Wireless Inc., (ERFB), which shares will be valued at the average last sales price of our common stock over the 5-trading-day period preceding any payment date. If the Company chooses to issue shares of our common stock as redemption of the Bond principal, we will issue shares representing a value equal to 125% of the Bond principal. If the Company elects to issue shares of our common stock as payment of interest, we will issue shares representing a value equal to 100% of the interest due.

 

The Bonds were determined to include various embedded derivative liabilities. The derivative liabilities are the conversion feature and the redemption option (compound embedded derivative liability). At the date of issuance the Bond, compound embedded derivative liabilities were measured at fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. These derivative liabilities will be marked-to-market each quarter with the change in fair value recorded in the income statement. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $138,961 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The estimated debt accretion for subsequent years is $18,711, $61,013, $120,229 and $67,416 for years ending December 31, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes the convertible debt activity for the period January 1, 2012, thru June 30, 2012:

 

Description  E-Series Bonds   Compound Derivative   Total 
Fair value at December 31, 2011  $2,682   $27,346   $30,028 
Fair value issuances during 2012 (principal amount)   445,000        445,000 
Fair value issuances during 2012 (debt discount)   (379,012)   379,012     
01-01-12 to 03-31-12 change in fair value   107,270    3,786    111,056 
03-01-12 to 06-30-12 change in fair value   31,691    5,083    36,774 
Conversions during 2012   (155,000)   (133,616)   (288,616)
Fair value at June 30, 2012  $52,631   $281,611   $334,242 

 

The Company recorded a net change in fair value of derivatives of $8,869 and a gain on debt redemption of $109,718 for a total net derivative income of $100,849 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

 

Dakota Capital Fund LLC Equipment Line of Credit

 

In November 2011, the Company signed a debt financing agreement with Dakota Capital Fund LLC of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for financing of up to $3,000,000. The payment terms are $178,031 per quarter including interest, at an annual rate of 18% plus 10% of positive operational cash flow as determine on a quarterly basis for repayment of additional principal beginning July 1, 2012. The funding will primarily be utilized for equipment to build out networks in major oil and gas exploration regions of North America. During the fourth quarter of 2011 the Company received proceeds of $2,000,000 and has the option of additional funding of $1,000,000 for equipment purchases provided that the Company has submitted an advance request with acceptable and sufficient information of assets to be purchased. The financing received under this debt facility is secured by certain ERF Wireless assets and there is no prepayment penalty. At June 30, 2012, the outstanding balance on the line of credit totaled $2,000,000 and the Company has elected not to request any additional funds under this credit facility.

 

The Company issued 30,000 shares of ERF Wireless, Inc. common stock for the consummation of the initial $2,000,000 debt financing agreement from Dakota Capital Fund LLC resulting in a debt discount of $93,600. The Company uses the effective interest method to record interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount and accretes the unamortized discount upon conversion which totaled $14,055 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The estimated debt accretion is $15,150, $33,014 and $24,611 for years ending December 31, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.

 

Investor Bridge Loan

 

On March 20, 2011, the Company entered into a three-month secured bridge financing agreement with individuals for $300,000 with and interest rate of twelve percent (12%). During the second quarter of 2012, the Company was loaned an additional $100,000 increasing the note to $400,000 due July 1, 2012. Subsequent to June 30, 2012, the note was repaid from a new secured $1,000,000 line of credit from these same individuals bearing an interest rate of 12 percent and repayable from current operations and debt proceeds from all E-Bond sales.

 

Capital Leases

 

Banc Leasing Inc., Included in property and equipment at June 30, 2012, the cost of the equipment was $611,000 and the accumulated amortization was $311,000. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in depreciation expense. The equipment is the primary collateral securing the financing.

 

Advantage Leasing Inc., Included in vehicles at June 30 2012, the cost of the vehicles was $198,000 and the accumulated amortization was $37,000. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in depreciation expense. The vehicles are the primary collateral securing the financing.

 

The following is a schedule by years of future minimum lease payments under capital leases together with the present value of the net minimum lease payments as of December 31, 2012 (in thousands):

  

Year Ending  December 31,    
2012  $89 
2013   201 
2014   190 
2015   19 
Thereafter    
Total minimum lease payments   499 
Less amount representing interest   (68)
Present value of net minimum lease payments   431 
Current maturities of capital lease obligations   (150)
Long-term portion of capital lease obligations  $281 

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

  

NOTE 9 - COMMITMENTS

 

Leases and License Agreements

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, rental expenses of approximately $476,000 and $364,000, respectively, were incurred. The Company accounts for rent expense under leases that provide for escalating rentals over the related lease term on a straight-line method. The Company occupies office and tower facilities under several non-cancelable operating lease agreements expiring at various dates through December 2018, and requiring payment of property taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities.

 

Future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases as of December 31, 2012 were as follows (in thousands): 

 

Year Ending December 31,     Amount  
2012     $ 275  
2013       439  
2014       414  
2015       401  
2016       385  
Thereafter       8  
Total     $ 1,922  

  

Banc Leasing Inc.

 

During August 2007, the Company entered into a contract with Banc Leasing Inc. to fund the Company’s US-Banknet System to provide up to $10 Million into equipment financing. The funding is provided only after a contract is signed with financial institution. Each funding is collateralize by the equipment and normally is repaid over a seven year period with interest established at the date of the inception of the lease. Each lease has a $1 buyout provision. The details of the capital lease are included in Note 8.

 

Purchase Commitment – Mobile Broadband Trailers

 

On March 15, 2011, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with the current manufacturer of mobile broadband trailers (MBT’s). Under the terms of this settlement the Company agreed to purchase an additional 168 MBT’s and replacement inventory on a delivery schedule which commenced March 15, 2011 and terminates October 1, 2013. The estimated value of the purchase obligation is $3,000,000.

 

NOTE 10 - INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

 

This summary reflects the Company's current segments, as described below.

 

Energy Broadband, Inc. (EBI)

 

EBI provides wireless connectivity to rural oil and gas locations primarily via Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s). EBI provides wireless broadband products and services focusing primarily on commercial customers providing high speed bandwidth to rural North America to serve the Oil and Gas sector. All sales from external customers are located within the United States and Canada.

 

Wireless Bundled Services Division (WBS)

 

WBS provides wireless broadband products and services to commercial and individual customers throughout the wireless industry. The company is in the early stages of building and acquiring a seamless wireless broadband network throughout North America to serve private entities, cities, municipalities and the general public. All sales from external customers are located within the United States.

 

Enterprise Network Services (ENS)

 

ENS provides product and service to operate an enterprise-class encrypted wireless banking network business. Also, ENS provides the CryptoVue System consisting of software, site-based hardware devices and servers to perform network encryption; contracts for the construction, operation, monitoring and maintenance of fixed wireless networks for banking, healthcare and educational customers; trade names, equipment and software, including the software architecture and design.

 

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ERF WIRELESS, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

  

Wireless Messaging Services Division (WMS)

 

WMS principally manufactures paging transmitter equipment, repairs and maintains paging infrastructure equipment and supplies high-power paging transmitters to the wireless messaging industry. All sales from external customers are located within the United States as well as certain international locations.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2012  EBI   WBS   ENS   WMS   Total Segment   ERF Corporate   Total Consolidated 
Revenue  $1,022   $567   $86   $12   $1,687   $   $1,687 
Loss from continuing operations   74    (143)   (75)       (144)   (906)   (1,050)
Total assets   3,235    2,132    702    23    6,092    211    6,303 
Capital expenditures   199    215            414    3    417 
Depreciation and amortization   165    157    58        380    13    393 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2011  EBI   WBS   ENS   WMS   Total Segment   ERF Corporate   Total Consolidated 
Revenue  $642   $554   $114   $1   $1,311   $   $1,311 
Loss from continuing operations   53    (141)   (3)   (10)   (101)   (891)   (992)
Total assets   2,294    1,955    1,332        5,581    172    5,753 
Capital expenditures   318    146    106        570    13    583 
Depreciation and amortization   88    239    53        380    17    397 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012  EBI   WBS   ENS   WMS   Total Segment   ERF Corporate   Total Consolidated 
Revenue  $2,035   $1,126   $151   $23   $3,335   $   $3,335 
Loss from continuing operations   234    (186)   (167)   (5)   (124)   (1,610)   (1,734)
Total assets   3,235    2,132    702    23    6,092    211    6,303 
Capital expenditures   530    440            970    9    979 
Depreciation and amortization   319    269    117        705    26    731 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2011  EBI   WBS   ENS   WMS   Total Segment   ERF Corporate   Total Consolidated 
Revenue  $1,178   $1,098   $161   $4   $2,441   $   $2,441 
Loss from continuing operations   87    (262)   (34)   (18)   (227)   (1,522)   (1,749)
Total assets   2,294    1,955    1,332        5,581    172    5,753 
Capital expenditures   908    268    106        1,282    18    1,300 
Depreciation and amortization   171    494    106        771    36    807 

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Assets to Total Assets  June 30, 2012   December 31, 2011 
Total segment assets  $6,092   $5,161 
Total corporate assets   211    1,289 
Total assets  $6,303   $6,450 

 

The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments based on income before net interest expense, income taxes, accounting changes and non-recurring items.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, two customers accounted for $1,211,000 and $524,000 of EBI revenues each.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)

  

NOTE 11 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2012, the Company issued 332,896 shares of common stock for debt and conversion of preferred stock.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2012, the Company entered into a new secured $1,000,000 line of credit bearing an interest rate of 12 percent and repayable from current operations and debt proceeds from all E-Bond sales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OR PLAN OF OPERATIONS

 

This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) should be read in conjunction with the other sections of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, including the financial statements.

 

OUR MARKETS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY

 

Historically, our revenues have been generated primarily from Internet and construction services. Our Internet revenues result from our offering of broadband and basic communications services to residential and enterprise customers. Our construction revenues result from the construction of bank networks and other services associated with providing wireless products and services to the regional banking industry. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, approximately 34% of our revenues were generated from internet services, 61% of our revenues were generated from providing broadband services to the energy industry and 5% of our revenues were generated from construction services. We expect that our internet services will continue to decline as a percentage of the total consolidated revenues in 2012 and that the most growth during fiscal 2012 will continue to come from devoting significant capital resources to developing the oil and gas market utilizing wireless services.

 

During the second quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company continued to make substantial progress with its strategic business plan as evidenced by the completion and announcement of numerous significant activities. These include:

 

  · The Company’s financial results reflect the Company’s continued focus on aggressively expanding our turnkey communications services to the oil and gas industry during a period of continued brisk oil and gas drilling activity in North America. These results include but are not limited to the following attributes:
     
    · The Company reported overall consolidated revenues of $1,687,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to $1,311,000 for the same prior year quarter ended June 30, 2011; an increase of $376,000 or 29%. The overall increase was comprised of a $380,000 increase in revenues in our oil and gas operations subsidiary, Energy Broadband, Inc. plus a combined increase of $24,000 from our wireless bundled services and wireless messaging services business units and a $28,000 decline in our enterprise network services.
       
    · The Company’s Energy Broadband, Inc. subsidiary reported revenues of $1,022,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to revenues of $642,000 for the same prior year quarter ended June 30, 2011; an increase of $380,000 or 59%.
       
    · The Company reported Gross Profit of $746,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to $501,000 for the same prior year quarter ended June 30, 2011; an increase of $245,000 or 49%.  This 49% increase in Gross Profits on our 29% increase in revenues drove our overall gross margins to 44% for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to 38% for the same prior year quarter ended June 30, 2011.  This 6% increase in our overall gross margins demonstrates continued solid performance against our number one business objective of growing high margin revenue while maintaining and strengthening our position as the largest terrestrial wireless provider to the oil and gas industry in North America.
       
    · The Company reported a Consolidated Net Loss of $1,352,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to a Consolidated Net Loss of $1,150,000 for the same prior quarter ended June 30, 2011. 
       
    · The Company reported an increase of $303,000 or 20% increase in Operating Expenses in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to the same prior year quarter ended June 30, 2011 to support the 29% increase in our consolidated revenues and our continued aggressive strategy to grow our Energy Broadband business unit.
       
    · Lastly, the Company invested $199,000 in cash during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 for the purchase of assets in its Energy Broadband, Inc. subsidiary for the continued expansion of networks and infrastructure, including increasing its Mobile Broadband Trailer (“MBT”) fleet associated with the increased oil and gas business growth being experienced.
       
  · The Company announced the appointment of Mr. Tom Wiedebush as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to take over all of the day-to-day high-level operational management responsibilities previously conducted by its Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Wiedebush joined the ERF Board of Directors in December 2011 bringing more than 35 years of experience as a banking executive to ERF Wireless.  Mr. Wiedebush's background includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of Stearns Financial Services, a $1 billion diversified financial organization, and as Group Executive - Western Region of Marquette Banks, a $6 billion bank with operations in eight states.
     
  · The Company announced that it has recently initiated expansion of its existing terrestrial broadband networks through a combination of construction and contractual agreements into major oil and gas drilling areas in the states of Kansas, Nebraska and Montana; allowing our Energy Broadband subsidiary to meet the communications needs of existing Fortune 200 customers increased drilling in these markets.  Additionally, the Company is in the process of building a new terrestrial broadband network in the Bakken Shale area of North Dakota as well as has significantly expanded its existing networks in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
     
  · The Company announced that it has recently integrated several additions into the communications services that Energy Broadband provides its oil and gas customers in remote locations throughout North America; including wide acceptance of a wireless Intercom system produced by Energy Broadband that provides all of the on-site drilling personnel with a local wireless telephone communication system to their respective trailers and the rig floor.  Additionally, Energy Broadband provides voice services to the outside world via VoIP technology that now includes E911 service in many areas.

 

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The Company's revenue is generated primarily from the sale of wireless communications products and services, including providing reliable enterprise-class wireless broadband services. The Company recognizes revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectibility is probable.

 

The Company records revenues from its fixed-price, long-term contracts using the percentage-of-completion method. Revenues are recorded based on construction costs incurred to date as a percentage of estimated total cost at completion. The percentage-of-completion, determined by using total costs incurred to date as a percentage of estimated total costs at completion, reflects the actual physical completion of the project. This method of revenue recognition is used because management considers total cost to be the best available measure of progress on the contracts.

 

The Company recognizes product sales generally at the time the product is shipped. Concurrent with the recognition of revenue, the Company provides for the estimated cost of product warranties and reduces revenue for estimated product returns. Sales incentives are generally classified as a reduction of revenue and are recognized at the later of when revenue is recognized or when the incentive is offered. Shipping and handling costs are included in cost of goods sold.

 

Service revenue is principally derived from wireless broadband services, including internet, voice, and data and monitoring service. Subscriber fees are recorded as revenues in the period during which the service is provided.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012, COMPARED TO THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2011

 

The following table sets forth summarized consolidated financial information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
($ in thousands)  2012   2011    $ Change   % Change   2012   2011    $ Change   % Change 
Total sales  $1,687   $1,311   $376    29%  $3,335   $2,441   $894    37%
Cost of goods sold   941    810    131    16%   1,770    1,533    237    15%
Gross profit   746    501    245    49%   1,565    908    657    72%
Percent of total sales   44%   38%   47%   37%                   
Operating expenses   1,796    1,493    303    20%   3,299    2,657    642    24%
Loss from operations   (1,050)   (992)   (58)   6%   (1,734)   (1,749)   15    -1%
Other income/(expense)   (302)   (158)   (144)   91%   (578)   836    (1,414)   -169%
Loss from continuing operations   (1,352)   (1,150)   (202)   -18%   (2,312)   (913)   (1,399)   -153%
Loss from discontinued operations               0%       (78)   78    100%
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   (3)       (3)   100%   (8)       (8)   100%
Other comprehensive loss   (2)   (8)   6    -75%   (6)   (3)   (3)   100%
Total comprehensive (loss)  $(1,357)  $(1,158)  $(199)   17%  $(2,326)  $(994)  $(1,332)   134%

   

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company's business operations reflected an increase in sales for Energy Broadband, Inc. (“EBI”), Wireless Bundled Services (“WBS”), Wireless Messaging Services (“WMS”) and offset with a decrease in Enterprise Network Services (“ENS”). For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company's consolidated operations generated net sales of $1,687,000 compared to prior-year net sales of $1,311,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The $376,000 increase in net sales is primarily attributable to $380,000 increased sales in EBI from deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in the oil and gas regions, $13,000 increased sales in WBS, $11,000 increased sales in WMS and offset with a $28,000 decreased sales in ENS. Service sales increased $446,000 and product sales decreased $70,000. For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company had a gross profit margin of 44%, compared to a gross profit margin 38% for the prior year. The $245,000 increase in gross profit margin is primarily attributed to the following factors; (i) approximately $188,000 increase in gross margin in EBI attributable to increased sales associated with deployment of MBT’s in oil and gas regions, (ii) $61,000 increase in gross margins in WBS primarily related to decrease third party service cost, $2,000 increase in gross margin in WMS and (iii) offset with a $6,000 decrease in gross margins in ENS.

 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company's business operations reflected an increase in sales for EBI, WBS, WMS and offset with a decrease in ENS. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company's consolidated operations generated net sales of $3,335,000 compared to prior-year net sales of $2,441,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The $894,000 increase in net sales is primarily attributable to $857,000 increased sales in EBI from deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in the oil and gas regions, $28,000 increased sales in WBS, $19,000 increased sales in WMS and offset with a $10,000 decreased sales in ENS. Service sales increased $977,000 and product sales decreased $83,000. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company had a gross profit margin of 47%, compared to a gross profit margin 37% for the prior year. The $657,000 increase in gross profit margin is primarily attributed to the following factors; (i) approximately $440,000 increase in gross margin in EBI attributable to increased sales associated with deployment of MBT’s in oil and gas regions, (ii) $223,000 increase in gross margins in WBS primarily related to decrease third party service cost, $2,000 increase in gross margin in WMS and (iii) offset with a $8,000 decrease in gross margins in ENS.

 

The Company incurred a total comprehensive net loss of $2,326,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to a comprehensive net loss of $994,000 from the six months ended June 30, 2011. The Company's principal components of the total comprehensive loss for the six months ended June 30, 2012 included approximately $731,000 in depreciation expenses, $679,000 of interest expense, $577,000 of other general and administrative expense, $1,855,000 in employment expenses and $561,000 in professional services expense.

 

SALES INFORMATION

 

Set forth below is tables presenting summarized sales information for our business segments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

($ in thousands)  Three Months Ended June 30, 
Business Segment  2012   % of Total   2011   % of Total   $ Change   % Change 
Energy Broadband, Inc.  $1,022    60%  $642    49%  $380    59%
Wireless Bundled Services   567    34%   554    42%   13    2%
Enterprise Network Services   86    5%   114    9%   (28)   -25%
Wireless Messaging Services   12    1%   1    0%   11    1100%
Total Sales  $1,687    100%  $1,311    100%  $376    29%

 

 

 

($ in thousands)  Six Months Ended June 30, 
Business Segment  2012   % of Total   2011   % of Total   $ Change   % Change 
Energy Broadband, Inc.  $2,035    61%   1,178    48%  $857    73%
Wireless Bundled Services   1,126    34%   1,098    45%   28    3%
Enterprise Network Services   151    4%   161    7%   (10)   -6%
Wireless Messaging Services   23    1%   4    0%   19    475%
Total Sales  $3,335    100%  $2,441    100%  $894    37%

   

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, net sales increased to $1,687,000 from $1,311,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011. The overall increase of 29% was attributable to increased sales of $380,000 of Energy Broadband, Inc., increased sales of $13,000 of Wireless Bundled Services, increased sales in Wireless Messaging Services of $11,000, offset with decreased sales in Enterprise Network Services of $28,000. The $376,000 increase in net sales is primarily attributable to $380,000 increased sales in EBI are from deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in the oil and gas regions.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net sales increased to $3,335,000 from $2,441,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The overall increase of 37% was attributable to increased sales of $857,000 of Energy Broadband, Inc., increased sales of $28,000 of Wireless Bundled Services, increased sales in Wireless Messaging Services of $19,000, offset with decreased sales in Enterprise Network Services of $10,000. The $894,000 increase in net sales is primarily attributable to $857,000 increased sales in EBI are from deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in the oil and gas regions.

 

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COST OF GOODS SOLD

 

The following tables set forth summarized cost of goods sold information for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

($ in thousands)  Three Months Ended June 30, 
Business Segment  2012   % of Total   2011   % of Total   $ Change   % Change 
Energy Broadband, Inc.  $558    59%  $365    45%  $193    53%
Wireless Bundled Services   286    30%   333    41%   (47)   -14%
Enterprise Network Services   89    10%   112    14%   (23)   -21%
Wireless Messaging Services   8    1%       0%   8    800%
Total cost of sales  $941    100%  $810    100%  $131    16%

   

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
         
($ in thousands)  2012   2011   $ Change   % Change 
                 
Products and integration service  $430   $352   $78    22%
Rent and maintenance   173    124    49    40%
Depreciation   338    334    4    1%
Total cost of sales  $941   $810   $131    16%

  

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, cost of goods sold increased by $131,000, or 16%, to $941,000 from $810,000 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011. The increase of $131,000 in cost of goods sold is primarily attributable to an increased cost of $193,000 in EBI due to increased depreciation and tower rents for deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in oil and gas regions, increased cost in WMS of $8,000, offset with decreased cost in WBS of $47,000 due to a decreasing third party services and depreciation and a decreased cost $23,000 in ENS.

 

The following tables set forth summarized cost of goods sold information for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

($ in thousands)  Six Months Ended June 30, 
Business Segment  2012   % of Total   2011   % of Total   $ Change   % Change 
Energy Broadband, Inc.  $1,104    62%  $686    45%  $418    61%
Wireless Bundled Services   466    26%   660    43%   (194)   -29%
Enterprise Network Services   185    11%   187    12%   (2)   -1%
Wireless Messaging Services   15    1%       0%   15    1500%
Total cost of sales  $1,770    100%  $1,533    100%  $237    15%

  

 

   Six Months Ended
June 30,
         
($ in thousands)  2012   2011   $ Change   % Change 
                 
Products and integration service  $846   $657   $189    29%
Rent and maintenance   300    200    100    50%
Depreciation   624    676    (52)   -8%
Total cost of sales  $1,770   $1,533   $237    15%

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, cost of goods sold increased by $237,000, or 15%, to $1,770,000 from $1,533,000 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increase of $237,000 in cost of goods sold is primarily attributable to an increased cost of $418,000 in EBI due to increased depreciation and tower rents for deployment of our Mobile Broadband Trailers (MBT’s) in oil and gas regions, increased cost in WMS of $15,000, offset with decreased cost in WBS of $194,000 due to a decreasing third party services and depreciation and a decreased cost $2,000 in ENS.

 

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OPERATING EXPENSES

 

The following table sets forth summarized operating expense information for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
($ in thousands)  2012   2011   $ Change   % Change   2012   2011   $ Change   % Change 
                                 
Employment expenses  $1,013   $746   $267    36%  $1,855   $1,332   $523    39%
Professional services   336    318    18    6%   561    526    35    7%
Rent and maintenance   95    117    (22)   -19%   199    192    7    4%
Depreciation   55    62    (7)   -11%   107    131    (24)   -18%
Other general and administrative   297    250    47    19%   577    476    101    21%
Total operating expenses  $1,796   $1,493   $303    20%  $3,299   $2,657   $642    24%

   

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, operating expenses increased by 20% to $1,796,000, as compared to $1,493,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011. The increases that occurred, as evidenced by the immediately preceding table, are discussed below:

 

  · A $267,000 increase in employment expense. The increase is attributable to increased employee headcount to 68 at June 30, 2012 from 51 at June 30, 2011;
     
  ·  A $18,000 increase in professional services;
     
  ·  A $22,000 decrease in rent and maintenance; The decrease rent was due to consolidation of operations
     
  ·  A $7,000 decrease in depreciation; and
     
  ·  A $47,000 increase in other general and administrative expense. The increase was attributable to travel, utility and transportation cost.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, operating expenses increased by 24% to $3,299,000, as compared to $2,657,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increases that occurred, as evidenced by the immediately preceding table, are discussed below:

  

  · A $523,000 increase in employment expense. The increase is attributable to increased employee headcount to 68 at June 30, 2012 from 51 at June 30, 2011;
     
  ·  A $35,000 increase in professional services;
     
  ·  A $7,000 increase in rent and maintenance;
     
  ·  A $24,000 decrease in depreciation. The decrease is primarily due to fully depreciated assets; and
     
  ·  A $101,000 increase in other general and administrative expense. The increase was attributable to travel, utility and transportation cost.

 

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the increase in other expense is primarily attributable to an increase in our interest expense, net on debt obligations totaling $320,000 and offset with a increase in our net derivative income of $18,000 as compared to interest expense, net of $165,000 offset with derivative income of $7,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011. The derivative expense/income represents the net unrealized (non-cash) charge during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, in the fair value of our derivative instrument liabilities related to warrants and embedded derivatives in our debt instruments that have been bifurcated and accounted for separately.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the increase in other expense is primarily attributable to an increase in our interest expense, net on debt obligations totaling $679,000 and offset with a increase in our net derivative income of $101,000 as compared to interest expense, net of $360,000 offset with derivative income of $13,000 and a gain on sale of assets of $1,183,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The derivative expense/income represents the net unrealized (non-cash) charge during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, in the fair value of our derivative instrument liabilities related to warrants and embedded derivatives in our debt instruments that have been bifurcated and accounted for separately.

 

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COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, our total comprehensive loss was $2,326,000 compared to comprehensive loss of $994,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increased comprehensive loss for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared to the comprehensive loss for six months ended June 30, 2011 is primarily attributable to the factors describe in the preceding tables.

 

CASH FLOWS

 

The Company's operating activities decreased net cash used by operating activities to $651,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to net cash used of $1,276,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The decrease in net cash used by operating activities was primarily attributable to an increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities compared to prior year.

 

The Company's investing activities used net cash of $875,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to net cash provided of $1,381,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The decrease in cash provided by investing activities is primarily attributable to the expansion of oil and gas networks to utilize our MBTs to provide service to our customers and the cash received from the sale of non-core assets of our North and Central Texas network during the February 2011.

 

The Company's financing activities provided net cash of $1,084,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $40,000 of cash used in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The cash provided in the three months ended June 30, 2012, was primarily associated with proceeds from debt financing and the line of credit, net.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

At June 30, 2012, the Company's current assets totaled $1,783,000 (including cash and cash equivalents of $149,000); total current liabilities were $3,587,000, resulting in negative working capital of $1,804,000. The Company has funded operations to date primarily through a combination of utilizing cash on hand, borrowings and raising additional capital through the sale of its securities. The Company’s operation for the six months ended June 30, 2012, was primarily funded by proceeds from the Company's line of credit, net totaling $319,000, debt of $400,000 and convertible debt financing of $445,000.

 

CURRENT DEBT FACILITY

 

In June 2010, the Company increased its unsecured revolving credit facility with Angus Capital Partners a related party from $10.5 million to $12.0 million maturing December 31, 2013. At June 30, 2012, the Company had approximately $8,123,000 available on a $12.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Angus Capital Partners, with an outstanding balance of $3,877,000. The terms of the unsecured revolving credit facility will allow us to draw upon the facility as financing requirements dictate and provides for quarterly interest payments at an annual 12% rate. The loan may be prepaid without penalty or repaid at maturity.

 

In November 2011, the Company signed a debt financing agreement with Dakota Capital Fund LLC of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for financing of up to $3,000,000. At June 30, 2012, the Company had approximately $1,000,000 available on a $3.0 million secured equipment credit facility with Dakota Capital Fund LLC, with an outstanding balance of $2,000,000. The terms of the secured credit facility will allow ERF to draw upon the facility for equipment purchases provided that the Company has submitted an advance request with acceptable and sufficient information of assets to be purchased. The payment terms are $178,031 per quarter including interest, at an annual rate of 18% plus 10% of positive operational cash flow as determined from the Company’s publically filed 10Q’s and 10K’s for repayment of additional principal beginning July 1, 2012.

 

ISSUANCE OF COMMON STOCK

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2012, we issued to various accredited investors (i) 648,054 shares for services rendered and debt conversions. We relied on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act in effecting these transactions. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, we issued 81,501 shares of common stock to employees and business consultants, for aggregate consideration of $140,458 of services rendered, pursuant to a registration statement on form S-8.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, we issued to various accredited investors (i) 922,599 shares for services rendered and debt conversions, and (ii) 70,000 shares upon conversion of Series A Preferred Stock. We relied on Section 4(2) of the Securities Act in effecting these transactions. During the six months ended June 30, 2012, we issued 81,501 shares of common stock to employees and business consultants, for aggregate consideration of $140,458 of services rendered, pursuant to a registration statement on form S-8.

Subsequent to June 30, 2012, the Company entered into a new secured $1,000,000 line of credit bearing an interest rate of 12 percent and repayable from current operations and debt proceeds from all E-Bond sales.

 

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USE OF WORKING CAPITAL

 

We believe our cash and available credit facilities afford us adequate liquidity for the balance through June 30, 2013. We anticipate that we will need additional capital in the future to continue to expand our business operations, which expenditures may include acquisitions and capital expenditures. We have historically financed our operations through private equity and debt financings. We do not have any commitments for significant equity funding at this time, and additional funding may not be available to us on favorable terms, if at all. As such there is no assurance that we can raise additional capital from external sources, the failure of which could cause us to curtail operations.

 

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company did not have any significant off-balance-sheet arrangements other than certain office and tower facility operating leases requiring minimal commitments under non-cancelable leases disclosed in the 10K.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Major renewals and improvements are capitalized; minor replacements, maintenance and repairs are charged to current operations. Depreciation is computed by applying the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives which are generally three to seven years.

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

We review our long-lived assets, to include intangible assets subject to amortization, for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such long-lived asset or group of long-lived assets (collectively referred to as "the asset") may not be recoverable. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to:

   

  · a significant decrease in the market price of the asset;
     
  ·  a significant change in the extent or manner in which the asset is being used;
     
  ·  a significant change in the business climate that could affect the value of the asset;
     
  ·  a current period loss combined with projection of continuing loss associated with use of the asset;
     
  ·  a current expectation that, more likely than not, the asset will be sold or otherwise disposed of before the end of its previously estimated useful life;

 

We continually evaluate whether such events and circumstances have occurred. When such events or circumstances exist, the recoverability of the asset's carrying value shall be determined by estimating the undiscounted future cash flows (cash inflows less associated cash outflows) that are directly associated with and that are expected to arise as a direct result of the use and eventual disposition of the asset. To date, no such impairment has occurred. To the extent such events or circumstances occur that could affect the recoverability of our long-lived assets, we may incur charges for impairment in the future.

 

Derivative Instruments

 

In connection with the sale of debt or equity instruments, the Company may sell options or warrants to purchase our common stock. In certain circumstances, these options or warrants may be classified as derivative liabilities, rather than as equity. Additionally, the debt or equity instruments may contain embedded derivative instruments, such as embedded derivative features which in certain circumstances may be required to be bifurcated from the associated host instrument and accounted for separately as a derivative instrument liability.

 

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The Company's derivative instrument liabilities are re-valued at the end of each reporting period, with changes in the fair value of the derivative liability recorded as charges or credits to income in the period in which the changes occur. For options, warrants and bifurcated embedded derivative features that are accounted for as derivative instrument liabilities, the Company estimates fair value using either quoted market prices of financial instruments with similar characteristics or other valuation techniques. The valuation techniques require assumptions related to the remaining term of the instruments and risk-free rates of return, our current common stock price and expected dividend yield, and the expected volatility of our common stock price over the life of the option. Because of the limited trading history for our common stock, the Company estimates the future volatility of its common stock price based on not only the history of its stock price but also the experience of other entities considered comparable to the Company.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not anticipate that the recently issued but not yet effective accounting pronouncements will materially impact the Company’s financial condition.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company, as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), we are not required to provide the information mandated by this item.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

We maintain controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Based upon their evaluation of those controls and procedures performed as of the end of the period covered by this report, our chief executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

There were no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation, including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We are not a party to any material legal proceedings.

 

During 2011, the Company and Schlumberger were unable to resolve these financial issues regarding 2009 exclusive reseller agreement through mediation and the Company has availed itself of binding arbitration as mandated in the contract. The binding arbitration process has been initiated in 2011 and has continued in 2012.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

See Risk Factors in item 1A of the Company form 10-K of Fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

The following transactions were completed pursuant to either Section 4(2) of the Securities Act or Regulation D of the Securities Act. With respect to issuances made pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, the transactions did not involve any public offering and were sold to a limited group of persons. Each recipient either received adequate information about ERF Wireless or had access, through employment or other relationships, to such information, and ERF Wireless determined that each recipient had such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that they were able to evaluate the merits and risks of an investment in the Company.

 

With respect to issuances made pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act, ERF Wireless determined that each purchaser was an "accredited investor" as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act, or if such investor was not an accredited investor, that such investor received the information required by Regulation D.

 

Except as otherwise noted, all sales of the Company's securities were made by officers of the Company who received no commission or other remuneration for the solicitation of any person in connection with the respective sales of securities described above. The recipients of securities represented their intention to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view to or for sale in connection with any distribution thereof and appropriate legends were affixed to the share certificates and other instruments issued in such transactions.

 

Common Stock Issued for Debt Conversions, Interest and Services

 

In April 2012, 256,494 shares of common stock at average price of $1.56 were issued for LOC and interest conversions.

 

In May 2012, 102,854 shares of common stock at average price of $0.97 were issued for LOC, interest and debt conversions.

 

In June 2012, 266,706 shares of common stock at average price of $1.38 were issued for LOC, interest, debt conversions and services.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULT IN SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

 

None.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit 31 Certification of Chief Executive officer and Chief Financial officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14 (a) and 15d-14 (a), as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Exhibit 32 Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS XBRL Instance Document*
101.SCH XBRL Schema Document*
101.CAL XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document*
101.DEF XBRL Definition Linkbase Document*
101.LAB XBRL Label Linkbase Document*
101.PRE XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document*

  

*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 granted for the first quarterly period in which detailed footnote tagging is required.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

  ERF Wireless, Inc.
   
Date: August 17, 2012 By: /s/ H. Dean Cubley
    H. Dean Cubley
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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