UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-Q


(Mark One)

 

[X]

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

 

 

For the quarterly period ended: March 31, 2015

 

or

 

[  ]

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

 

 

For the transition period from ____________ to _____________

 

Commission File Number: 000-55151

 

SPINDLE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada

20-8241820

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

8700 East Vista Bonita, Suite 260

Scottsdale, AZ

85255

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

(800) 560-9198

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

None

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)


Indicate by check mark whether the issuer (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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 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    [  ]  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company [X]


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


Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of May 11, 2015: 42,718,773 shares of Common Stock.





SPINDLE, INC.




Table of Contents



 

Page

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

   Item 1. Financial Statements

3

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

16

   Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risks

22

   Item 4. Controls and Procedures

22

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

24

   Item 1. Legal Proceedings

24

   Item 1A. Risk Factors

24

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

24

   Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

24

   Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

24

   Item 5. Other Information

24

   Item 6. Exhibits

25

SIGNATURES

26


































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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1. Financial Statements.


The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial reporting and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission").  While these statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for fair presentation of the results of the interim period, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. For further information, refer to the financial statements and footnotes thereto, which are included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 as filed with the Commission on March 30, 2015.













































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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

   Cash

$

127,637

 

$

169,807

   Restricted cash

 

20,000

 

 

20,000

   Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $11,250

 

68,313

 

 

82,393

   Prepaid expenses and deposits

 

138,135

 

 

87,428

   Inventory

 

106,246

 

 

100,647

      Total current assets

 

460,331

 

 

460,275

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of  $11,007 and $10,750,

       respectively

 

20,839

 

 

22,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

 

 

   License agreements, net of accumulated amortization of $0

 

30,000

 

 

-

   Domain names, net of accumulated amortization of  $14,556 and $11,887

       respectively

 

70,444

 

 

73,113

   Capitalized software costs, net of accumulated amortization of  $689,169

       and $582,017, respectively

 

1,602,446

 

 

1,600,623

   Residual contract revenue, net of accumulated amortization of $184,154

       and $147,324, respectively

 

405,140

 

 

441,970

   Deposits

 

2,882

 

 

3,382

   Goodwill, net of accumulated impairment losses of $669,993

 

5,306,205

 

 

5,306,205

      Total other assets

 

7,417,117

 

 

7,425,293

TOTAL ASSETS

$

7,898,287

 

$

7,907,713

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

629,517

 

$

578,610

   Advances

 

215,000

 

 

215,000

   Deferred revenue

 

3,291

 

 

-

   Accrued liabilities – related party

 

985,815

 

 

681,655

   Notes payable – related party, net of discount of $27 and $55,

       respectively

 

172,135

 

 

172,108

       Total current liabilities

 

2,005,758

 

 

1,647,373

   Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

   Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares

       issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014,

       respectively

 

-

 

 

-

   Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 42,268,773

       and 42,068,773 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015

       and  December 31, 2014, respectively

 

42,269

 

 

42,069

   Common stock authorized and unissued, 472,853 and 107,853 shares as of

      March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

 

473

 

 

108

   Additional paid-in capital

 

22,171,722

 

 

21,470,580

   Additional paid-in capital - stock warrants

 

78,000

 

 

-

   Accumulated deficit

 

(16,399,935)

 

 

(15,252,417)

      Total stockholders’ equity

 

5,892,529

 

 

6,260,340

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

7,898,287

 

$

7,907,713


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



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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)



 

 

THE THREE MONTHS ENDED

 

 

MARCH 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

   Sales income

 

$

165,047

 

$

297,925

   Cost of sales

 

 

47,482

 

 

96,068

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

117,565

 

 

201,857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Depreciation and amortization

 

 

147,959

 

 

139,342

   Promotional and marketing

 

 

26,505

 

 

11,968

   Consulting

 

 

84,293

 

 

229,500

   Salaries and wages (including share-based compensation)

 

 

761,430

 

 

446,564

   Directors fees

 

 

45,000

 

 

40,000

   Professional fees

 

 

150,718

 

 

176,490

   General and administrative

 

 

48,588

 

 

183,362

       Total operating expenses

 

 

1,264,493

 

 

1,227,226

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating loss

 

 

(1,146,928)

 

 

(1,025,369)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Interest expense

 

 

(561)

 

 

-

   Interest expense – related party

 

 

(28)

 

 

(3,024)

      Total other expense

 

 

(589)

 

 

(3,024)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before provision for income taxes

 

 

(1,147,517)

 

 

(1,028,393)

   Provision for income taxes

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(1,147,517)

 

$

(1,028,393)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

 

 

42,173,217

 

 

37,310,852

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) per share – basic and fully  diluted

 

$

(0.03)

 

$

(0.03)













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



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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)


 

THE THREE MONTHS ENDED

 

MARCH 31,

 

2015

 

2014

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(1,147,517)

 

$

(1,028,393)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash

    used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued for services

 

75,646

 

 

175,000

Shares issued for officer compensation

 

7,250

 

 

-

Depreciation and amortization

 

147,959

 

 

139,342

Amortization of debt discount – related party

 

28

 

 

2,385

Share based compensation expense

 

478,957

 

 

6,636

         Increase in allowance for doubtful accounts

 

-

 

 

32,028

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in accounts receivable

 

14,080

 

 

39,989

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses

 

17,147

 

 

(17,023)

Increase in inventory

 

(5,600)

 

 

(44,095)

Decrease (increase) in deposits and other assets

 

500

 

 

(13,860)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

100,905

 

 

(102,656)

Increase in deferred revenue

 

3,291

 

 

-

Increase in expenses – related party

 

49,160

 

 

40,000

Decrease in accrued interest – related party

 

-

 

 

(5,019)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(258,194)

 

 

(775,666)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of license agreement

 

(30,000)

 

 

-

Acquisition of intellectual property

 

-

 

 

(291,071)

Purchase of domain name and trademark

 

-

 

 

(10,000)

Additions to capitalized software development

 

(108,976)

 

 

(380,884)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(138,976)

 

 

(681,955)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds for advances

 

255,000

 

 

-

Net proceeds (payments) for notes payable – related party

 

-

 

 

(24,342)

Proceeds from the sale of common stock

 

100,000

 

 

1,552,500

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

355,000

 

 

1,528,158

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash

 

(42,170)

 

 

70,537

Cash – beginning

 

169,807

 

 

700,323

Cash – ending

$

127,637

 

$

770,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Paid

$

561

 

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued for services

$

75,646

 

$

175,000

Shares issued for officer compensation

$

7,250

 

$

-

Shares issued for prepaid expenses

$

67,854

 

$

-

Shares issued for accounts payable

$

50,000

 

$

449,476

Shares issued for acquisitions

$

-

 

$

3,004,861

Options issued for share based compensation expense

$

460,557

 

$

6,636

Shares issued for share based compensation expense

$

18,400

 

$

-


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



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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION


The interim condensed consolidated financial statements included herein, presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles and stated in US dollars, have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.


These statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for fair presentation of the information contained therein.  It is suggested that these interim condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2014 and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The Company follows the same accounting policies in the preparation of interim reports.


Results of operations for the interim periods are not indicative of annual results.


NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES


Cash and cash equivalents

For purpose of the statements of cash flows, the Company considers cash and cash equivalents to include all stable, highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less.


Restricted cash

The Company maintains a restricted cash balance totaling $20,000 as part of its operating requirements in a non-interest-bearing account that currently does not exceed federally insured limits.


Concentration of credit risk

The Company primarily transacts its business with one financial institution. The amount on deposit in that one institution may from time to time exceed the federally-insured limit.


Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Income taxes

The Company accounts for its income taxes under the provisions of ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes.” The method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740 is an asset and liability method. The asset and liability method requires the recognition of deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between tax bases and financial reporting bases of other assets and liabilities.


Revenue recognition

Revenue is derived on a per message/notification basis through the Company’s patented technologies and a modular, adaptable platform designed to create multi-channel messaging gateways for all types of connected devices. The Company also earns revenue for services, such as programming, licensure on Software as a Service (“SaaS”) basis, and on a performance basis, such as when a client acquires a new customer through our platform. Revenue is recognized in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) No. 101, “Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements,” as revised by SAB No. 104. As such, the Company recognizes revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, title transfer has occurred, the price is fixed or readily determinable, and collectability is probable. Sales are recorded net of sales discounts.



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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED


Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable is reported at the customers’ outstanding balances, less any allowance for doubtful accounts.  Interest is not accrued on overdue accounts receivable.


Allowance for doubtful accounts

An allowance for doubtful accounts on accounts receivable is charged to operations in amounts sufficient to maintain the allowance for uncollectible accounts at a level management believes is adequate to cover any probable losses.  Management determines the adequacy of the allowance based on historical write-off percentages and information collected from individual customers.  Accounts receivable are charged off against the allowance when collectability is determined to be permanently impaired.


Inventory

Inventories consist of merchandise held for sale in the ordinary course of business, including cost of freight and other miscellaneous acquisition costs, and are stated at the lower of cost or market. The Company records a write-down for inventories which have become obsolete or are in excess of anticipated demand or net realizable value. The Company performs a detailed review of inventory each period that considers multiple factors including demand forecasts, market conditions, product life cycle status, product development plans and current sales levels. If future demand or market conditions for the Company’s products are less favorable than forecasted or if unforeseen changes negatively affect the utility of the Company’s inventory, it may be required to record additional write-downs, which would negatively affect gross margins in the period when the write-downs are recorded. If actual market conditions are more favorable, the Company may have higher gross margins when products incorporating inventory that were previously written down are sold.


Property and equipment

Property and equipment are stated at cost.  Major renewals and improvements are charged to the asset accounts while replacements, maintenance and repairs that do not improve or extend the lives of the respective assets are expensed.  At the time property and equipment are retired or otherwise disposed of, the asset and related accumulated depreciation accounts are relieved of the applicable amounts.  Gains or losses from retirements or sales are credited or charged to income.


Depreciation is computed on the straight-line and accelerated methods for financial reporting and income tax reporting purposes based upon the following estimated useful lives:


Computer software

3 years

Computer hardware

5 years

Office furniture

7 years


Long-lived assets

The Company accounts for its long-lived assets in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 360-10-05, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets.”  ASC Topic 360-10-05 requires that long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the historical cost carrying value of an asset may no longer be appropriate.  The Company assesses recoverability of the carrying value of an asset by estimating the future net cash flows expected to result from the asset, including eventual disposition.  If the future net cash flows are less than the carrying value of the asset, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset’s carrying value and fair value or disposable value.  


Goodwill

The Company accounts for goodwill in accordance with ASC Topic 805-30-25, “Accounting for Business Combinations” and ASC Topic 350-20-35, “Accounting for Goodwill - Subsequent Measurement”.




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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED


ASC Topic 805-30 requires that the acquirer recognize goodwill as of the acquisition date as the excess of the fair value of the consideration transferred over the fair value of the net acquisition-date amounts of the identifiable assets and liabilities assumed.


ASC Topic 350-20-35 requires that goodwill acquired in a purchase and determined to have an indefinite useful life is not amortized, but instead tested for impairment annually or more frequently when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of a reporting unit more likely than not exceeds its fair value. The Company’s annual goodwill impairment testing date is December 31 of each year. The Company first assesses qualitative factors to determine whether it’s necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. Impairment is the condition that exists when the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds its implied fair value. If the qualitative assessment results in an indication that it’s more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then a quantitative assessment must be performed. Management has determined that the Company has one reporting unit for purposes of testing goodwill.


The quantitative analysis involves estimating the fair value of its reporting unit utilizing a combination of valuation methods including market capitalization, the income approach and cash flows. Income and cash flow forecasts were used in the evaluation of goodwill based on management’s estimate of future performance. If goodwill is determined to be impaired as a result of this analysis, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset’s carrying value and fair value.  The Company recorded an impairment to its goodwill for the year ended December 31, 2014 as further discussed in Note 10.


Capitalized software development costs

The Company capitalizes internal software development costs subsequent to establishing technological feasibility of a software application. Capitalized software development costs represent the costs associated with the internal development of the Company’s software applications. Amortization of such costs is recorded on a software application-by-application basis, based on the greater of the proportion of current year sales to the total of current and estimated future sales for the applications or the straight-line method over the remaining estimated useful life of the software application. The Company continually evaluates the recoverability of capitalized software costs and will charge to operations amounts that are deemed unrecoverable for projects it abandons.


Stock-based compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based payments to employees in accordance with ASC 718, “Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”).  Stock-based payments to employees include grants of stock, grants of stock options and issuance of warrants that are recognized in the consolidated statement of operations based on their fair values at the date of grant.  


The Company accounts for stock-based payments to non-employees in accordance with ASC 505-50, “Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees.”  Stock-based payments to non-employees include grants of stock, grants of stock options and issuances of warrants that are recognized in the consolidated statement of operations based on the value of the vested portion of the award over the requisite service period as measured at its then-current fair value as of each financial reporting date. The Company calculates the fair value of option grants and warrant issuances utilizing the Binomial pricing model.  The amount of stock-based compensation recognized during a period is based on the value of the portion of the awards that are ultimately expected to vest.  ASC 718 requires forfeitures to be estimated at the time stock options are granted and warrants are issued to employees and non-employees, and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. The term “forfeitures” is distinct from “cancellations” or “expirations” and represents only the unvested portion of the surrendered stock option or warrant.




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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES, CONTINUED


The Company estimates forfeiture rates for all unvested awards when calculating the expense for the period.  In estimating the forfeiture rate, the Company monitors both stock option and warrant exercises as well as employee termination patterns.  The resulting stock-based compensation expense for both employee and non-employee awards is generally recognized as compensation under ASC Topic 505-50, In accordance with ASC 505-50, the cost of stock-based compensation is measured at the grant date based on the value of the award and is recognized over the vesting period. The value of the stock-based award is determined using the Binomial or Black-Scholes option-pricing models, whereby compensation cost is the excess of the fair value of the award as determined by the pricing model at the grant date or other measurement date over the amount that must be paid to acquire the stock.


Loss per share

The Company reports earnings (loss) per share in accordance with ASC Topic 260-10, "Earnings per Share." Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares available. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed similar to basic earnings (loss) per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential common shares had been issued and if the additional common shares were dilutive. Diluted earnings (loss) per share has not been presented since the effect of the assumed conversion of warrants and debt to purchase common shares would have an anti-dilutive effect. Potential common shares as of March 31, 2015 that have been excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share amounted to 3,207,500 shares and include 450,000 warrants and 2,757,500 options. Of the 2,757,500 potential common shares that could be issued upon the exercise of the options at March 31, 2015, 875,833 had not vested.


Recent accounting pronouncements

The Company continually assesses any new accounting pronouncements to determine their applicability to the Company. Where it is determined that a new accounting pronouncement affects the Company’s financial reporting, the Company undertakes a study to determine the consequence of the change to its financial statements and assures that there are proper controls in place to ascertain that the Company’s financials properly reflect the change.


NOTE 3 - GOING CONCERN


The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern.  As shown in the accompanying financial statements, the Company has incurred a net loss of ($1,147,517) and ($1,028,393) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and has an accumulated deficit of ($16,399,935).


In order to continue as a going concern, the Company will need, among other things, additional capital resources.  The Company is significantly dependent upon its ability, and will continue to attempt, to secure equity and/or additional debt financing.  The Company has recently issued debt securities and may conduct an offering of its equity securities to raise proceeds to finance its plan of operation.  There are no assurances that the Company will be successful and without sufficient financing it would be unlikely for the Company to continue as a going concern.


The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts of and classification of liabilities that might be necessary in the event the Company cannot continue in existence.  These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.  These financial statements do not include any adjustments that might arise from this uncertainty.






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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 4. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE


Accounts receivable consist of the following:


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Due from customers

$

79,563

 

$

93,643

Less allowance for bad debts

 

(11,250)

 

 

(11,250)

Total accounts receivable, net

$

68,313

 

$

82,393


NOTE 5 - PREPAID EXPENSES AND DEPOSITS


On January 23, 2013, the Company entered into a public relations consulting agreement for a term of two years. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the Company issued 500,000 fully vested shares of common stock on the date of agreement and an additional 340,000 shares during the remainder of 2013. The fair value of the complete grant totaled $420,000 and the first phase of the agreement has been completed. The Company renewed the agreements in both 2014 and 2015, and as of March 31, 2015, has authorized the issuance of 250,000 shares for the annual agreement period at a fair value of $132,500. As a result, $64,646 was recorded to consulting expense related to the service for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The remaining prepaid balance at March 31, 2015 totaled $104,896.


NOTE 6 - FIXED ASSETS


Fixed assets consisted of the following at:



 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Office furniture & equipment

$

31,846

 

$

32,895

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

(11,007)

 

 

(10,750)

Total fixed assets, net

$

20,839

 

$

22,145


NOTE 7 - CAPITALIZED SOFTWARE COSTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


Capitalized software costs and license agreements consisted of the following at:


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Capitalized software costs

$

2,291,615

 

$

2,182,640

Less: accumulated amortization

 

(689,169)

 

 

(582,017)

     Net capitalized software costs

 

1,602,446

 

 

1,600,623

 

 

 

 

 

 

License agreements

 

30,000

 

 

69,808

Accumulated impairment loss

 

-

 

 

(69,808)

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

-

 

 

-

     Net licenses

 

30,000

 

 

-

Total intellectual property, net

$

1,632,446

 

$

1,600,623




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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 8 - DOMAIN NAMES


Domain names consisted of the following at:


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Domain names

$

85,000

 

$

85,000

Less: accumulated amortization

 

(14,556)

 

 

(11,887)

Total domain names, net

$

70,444

 

$

73,113


NOTE 9 - RESIDUAL CONTRACTS


On December 31, 2012, the Company acquired the residual income stream of Parallel Solutions Inc. (PSI). This revenue is perpetual, provided that the vendor’s contract with PSI is not terminated. The calculations for the value associated with anticipated new income resulting from the acquired PSI residual contracts was determined based on PSI’s residual revenue stream for the period from November of 2011 to October 2012 of $535,722 and historical PSI’s termination rates of nil. The Company used the lowest industry standard multiple of (1.1) to determine the fair value of the contractual revenue stream as of the date of acquisition which was estimated to be $589,294. Management has reviewed the carrying amount of the asset and determined as a result of diversification in the Company’s business model due to its acquisitions, that the previously estimated indefinite life be revised to reflect the Company’s future business development goals. The Company estimated a finite remaining useful life of forty-eight months and has recorded quarterly amortization expense of $36,831 for each of the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Residual contracts

$

589,294

 

$

589,294

Less: accumulated amortization

 

(184,154)

 

 

(147,324)

Total residual contracts, net

$

405,140

 

$

441,970


NOTE 10 - GOODWILL


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

$

5,976,198

 

$

5,976,198

Less: accumulated impairment loss

 

(669,993)

 

 

(669,993)

Total goodwill, net

$

5,306,205

 

$

5,306,205


In connection with the acquisition on March 20, 2013, the Company assumed certain liabilities and acquired substantially all of the assets of MeNetwork. The Company recorded goodwill related to this acquisition of $2,679,970. During its annual evaluation of goodwill, the Company determined that the carrying amount of goodwill related to MeNetwork, exceeded its fair value. As a result the Company recorded an impairment loss, to other expense, of $669,993 during the year ended December 31, 2014. This charge reflects the impact of partially sun setting assets acquired from MeNetwork in conjunction with the Company’s integration of Yowza!!


In connection with the acquisition (as further described in Note 14) on January 3, 2014, the Company assumed certain liabilities and acquired substantially all of the assets of Yowza!!. The Company recorded goodwill related to this acquisition of $3,291,932. During its annual evaluation of goodwill, the Company determined that the fair value of goodwill exceeded its carrying amount and as a result no impairment charge was recorded.



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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 11 - NOTES PAYABLE - RELATED PARTY


On December 15, 2011, the Company issued a Promissory Note (“Note”) to a director of the Company formalizing various advances previously received from the director in the amount of $51,300 and allowing for future advances of up to $250,000. The note is non-interest bearing, unsecured and matured on December 15, 2014. The Company imputed interest at a rate of 2% per annum and recorded a discount in the amount of $10,640. In connection with one of the previous advances in the amount of $25,000, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price per share of $1.00 resulting in an additional discount of $17,709. The total discount attributable to the Note totaled $28,349 and is being amortized to interest expense over the term of the note. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company has not made any payments on the Note. As of March 31, 2015, this Note has not been repaid in accordance with the terms of the note and the Company is process of negotiating new terms on the unpaid balance.


On June 30, 2014, the Company recorded a $100,000 note payable to a director of the Company. The note is non-interest bearing and unsecured. The Company imputed interest at a rate of 2% per annum and recorded a discount in the amount of $110.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, interest expense of $28 related to amortization of the discount and interest on the unpaid notes was recorded.  


NOTE 12 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY


The Company is authorized to issue up to 300,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001.  


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 200,000 shares of its common stock for cash proceeds totaling $100,000. As of March 31, 2015, these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of a total of 250,000 shares of common stock to one company for services valued at $132,500. As of March 31, 2015, these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company issued 100,000 shares of its common stock as payment for previously accrued legal fees. The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $61,000. Of the total fair value, $50,000 has been recorded as a reduction to accounts payable and $11,000 was recognized as additional paid-in-capital and professional fees expense for the excess of the fair value.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 5,000 shares of common stock valued at $7,250 to the former Chief Financial Officer as compensation for services.  As of March 31, 2015 these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 10,000 shares of common stock valued at $18,400 to an employee as compensation for services.  As of March 31, 2015 these shares were unissued.


NOTE 13 - WARRANTS AND OPTIONS


On November 14, 2011, the Company issued warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock to a related-party in conjunction with a promissory note.  The warrant holder was granted the right to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock of the Company for an aggregate purchase price of $250,000 or $1.00 per share.  The aggregate fair value of the warrants totaled $387,500 based on the Black Scholes Merton pricing model using the following estimates: 2.75% risk free rate, 65% volatility and expected life of the warrants of 10 years.  




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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 13 - WARRANTS AND OPTIONS, CONTINUED


On October 29, 2012, our stockholders approved the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) that governs equity awards to our management, employees, directors and consultants. On November 7, 2013, our stockholders approved an amendment to the Plan which increased the total authorized amount of common stock issuable under the Plan from 3,000,000 to 6,000,000 shares.


On March 11, 2015 the Board of Directors approved a private placement offering (the “Offering”) comprised of a unit (the “Unit”). Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s common stock and one three-year warrant to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company sold 200,000 units under this offering.


The following is a summary of the status of all of the Company’s stock warrants and options as of March 31, 2015:



 

Number of Warrants

and Options

 

Weighted-Average

Exercise Price

 

Weighted

Average

Remaining

Contractual

Life (in years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2013

2,976,000

 

 

 

 

 

     Granted

2,392,500

 

 

-

 

 

     Exercised

-

 

 

-

 

 

     Forfeited/Cancelled

 (1,657,666)

 

 

-

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2014

3,710,834

 

$

0.534

 

7.09

Exercisable at December 31, 2014

2,368,334

 

$

0.553

 

6.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2014

3,710,834

 

 

 

 

 

     Granted

200,000

 

 

-

 

 

     Exercised

-

 

 

-

 

 

     Forfeited/Cancelled

 (703,334)

 

 

-

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2015

3,207,500

 

$

0.539

 

7.69

Exercisable at March 31, 2015

2,331,667

 

$

0.554

 

7.23


NOTE 14 - BUSINESS ACQUISITION


Yowza!! Transaction


The Company completed the Yowza!! Transaction on January 3, 2014. This transaction was accounted for as a business combination.  As such, the Company has allocated the purchase price in accordance with ASC Topic 850-30 as previously described in the Company’s significant accounting policies. Consideration was determined as follows:


 

 

Fair Value of

Consideration

Transferred

Cash paid to Yowza!!, net of cash acquired

 

$

500,000

Fair value of Company's shares issued

 

 

3,004,860

Cash paid to extinguish debt, net of cash acquired

 

 

 (13,632)

 

 

$

3,491,228




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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)


NOTE 14 - BUSINESS ACQUISITION, CONTINUED


The fair value of our shares issued in connection with the Yowza!! Transaction was determined to be $1.83, which was the fair value of the shares on the closing date of the acquisition.


The Company’s allocation of the purchase price is as follows:


Net assets acquired:

 

 

     Cash

 

$

1,368

     Accounts receivable

 

 

2,928

     Software development costs

 

 

200,000

     Trademarks

 

 

10,000

Net liabilities assumed:

 

 

 

     Accounts payable

 

 

(15,000)

Goodwill

 

 

3,291,932

     Total purchase price

 

$

3,491,228


NOTE 15 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS


The Company’s management has reviewed all material events through the date of this report in accordance with ASC 855-10, and believes there are no material subsequent events to report.

































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


Forward-Looking Statements


This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Quarterly Report”) contains forward-looking statements about Spindle Inc.’s ("SPDL," "we," "us," or the "Company") business, financial condition and prospects that reflect management’s assumptions and beliefs based on information currently available.  We can give no assurance that the expectations indicated by such forward-looking statements will be realized.  If any of our management’s assumptions should prove incorrect, or if any of the risks and uncertainties underlying such expectations should materialize, Spindle’s actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements


The key factors that are not within our control and that may have a direct bearing on operating results include, but are not limited to, whether our services are accepted in the marketplace, our ability to expand our customer base, managements’ ability to raise capital in the future, the retention of key employees and changes in the regulation of our industry.


There may be other risks and circumstances that management may be unable to predict.  When used in this Quarterly Report, words such as,  "believes,"  "expects," "intends,"  "plans,"  "anticipates,"  "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although there may be certain forward-looking statements not accompanied by such expressions.


The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report.


Overview


We were originally incorporated in the State of Nevada on January 8, 2007 as “Coyote Hills Golf, Inc.” We were previously an online retailer of golf-related apparel, equipment and supplies, however, we generated minimal revenues from that line of business. With our acquisition of Spindle Mobile, Inc. in December 2011, we became a commerce-centric company with three primary customers: 1) individual consumers (buyers); 2) individual businesses (merchants or sellers); 3) third party resellers, such as advertising and content media companies, and merchant services providers and other resellers. We generate revenue under the Spindle product line through our patented cloud-based payment processes. We believe that our secure payments process as well as coupons, offers and loyalty programs and open consumer feedback about the products consumers purchase from the merchants we serve creates trust between consumers and merchants. We provide the platform for the secure movement of funds between these parties as well as provide to brands, merchants, and institutions the conversion tools necessary to deliver a seamless frictionless finance system.


We have been growing our business through acquisitions and we expect to continue to expand in this manner.


On December 31, 2012 (the “Parallel Acquisition Closing Date”), pursuant to that certain Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Parallel Agreement”) by and between us and Parallel Solutions Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Parallel”), we acquired substantially all of the assets used in connection with Parallel’s business of facilitating electronic payment processing services to merchants (the “Parallel Assets”), assumed certain specified liabilities and hired seven Parallel employees in exchange for 538,570 unregistered shares of our common stock, of which 53,857 shares (the “Indemnification Escrow”) and 100,000 shares (the “Deferred Consent Escrow”) were deposited in escrow with our transfer agent. The Indemnification Escrow was held for a period of one year from the Parallel Acquisition Closing Date and was available to compensate us, pursuant to the indemnification obligations of Parallel under the Parallel Agreement, and for any necessary accounts receivable adjustment after the Parallel Acquisition Closing Date. The Indemnification Escrow has been terminated and the common stock has been released. The terms of the Parallel Agreement provided that the Deferred Consent Escrow would be held for a period of up to five years following the Parallel Acquisition Closing Date and would be released to Parallel or its legally permitted assign(s) incrementally as and when certain specified contract assignments or residual revenue streams were properly assigned to us or the residual revenue streams in respect of such specified contracts were bought out by the applicable third party. As of the date of this report, these conditions have been satisfied and the Deferred Consent Escrow has been terminated and the common stock has been released.



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On March 20, 2013 (the “MeNetwork Closing Date”), we assumed certain liabilities and acquired substantially all the assets of MeNetwork, Inc. (“MeNetwork”) used in connection with its business of developing, marketing and licensing a mobile marketing platform for use by merchants and consumers (the “MeNetwork Assets”), pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement, dated March 1, 2013 (the “MeNetwork Agreement”). As consideration for the assumption of the liabilities and the acquisition of the MeNetwork Assets, we issued an aggregate of 2,750,000 shares of common stock to the stockholders of MeNetwork, of which 350,000 shares were held in escrow for a period of one year from the MeNetwork Closing Date for the purposes of satisfying any indemnification claims. The escrow has been terminated and the shares of common stock have been released. In addition, upon the earlier of 180 days following the MeNetwork Closing Date or a change in control of Spindle, we agreed to issue an additional 750,000 shares of common stock to Ashton Craig Page, the director and Chief Operating Officer of MeNetwork and a current director of Spindle. On October 7, 2013 the 750,000 shares were issued to Mr. Page pursuant to the terms and conditions of the MeNetwork Agreement. On December 12, 2014, the Company, and Ashton Craig Page, in his capacity as the representative of MeNetwork and the MeNetwork Stockholders (the “Representative”), entered into an Amendment and Waiver to Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Amendment), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and the Representative agreed to accept on behalf of MeNetwork and the MeNetwork Stockholders an acceleration of the issuance of up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 Earnout Shares on or before December 31, 2014 in full satisfaction of all obligations of the Company to issue the Earnout Shares pursuant to the Purchase Agreement during the Earnout Period. These shares were issued on December 23, 2014.


On January 3, 2014 (the “Yowza Closing Date”), the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Yowza International Inc. (renamed Y Dissolution, Inc.) (“Yowza!!) used in connection with its business of providing retail coupons through a mobile application (the “Yowza Assets”), and assumed certain liabilities of Yowza!! in an amount equal to $15,000 for consideration equal to (1) $500,000 in cash paid to Yowza!! and certain creditors and holders of outstanding promissory notes issued by Yowza!! and (2) an aggregate of 1,642,000 unregistered shares of our common stock (the “Aggregate Share Consideration”), issuable to the holders of Yowza!!’s outstanding capital stock. Ten percent of the Aggregate Share Consideration was issued to certain executive management members and advisors of Yowza!! in accordance with consulting or employment agreements and subject to certain vesting provisions. In addition, an aggregate of 197,052 shares of common stock (the “Indemnification Escrow”), representing approximately 12% of the Aggregate Share Consideration, was deposited in escrow for a period of one year from the Yowza Closing Date for the purpose of satisfying Yowza’s indemnification obligations under the Asset Purchase Agreement, and for any necessary accounts receivable adjustment after the Yowza Closing Date. The Yowza!! Indemnification Escrow was released on January 12, 2015 and the escrow has been terminated.


Because our operating expenses exceed our revenues, we have relied primarily on sales of our securities and loans from related parties to fund our operations. We will continue to require substantial funds to support our operations and carry out our business plan. Our working capital requirements and the cash flow provided by future operating activities, if any, will vary greatly from quarter to quarter, depending on the volume of business during the period and payment terms with our channel partners. We may not be successful in raising additional funds as needed or if successful we may not be able to raise funds on terms that are favorable to us. We cannot guarantee that we will ever be profitable. As a result, our independent registered accounting firm has expressed doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.


Our potential revenue streams are relatively new and have only recently begun to contribute materially to our operations. As a result, we are unable to forecast future revenue. Our management is hopeful that as our base of operations continues to grow, we will see a corresponding increase in licensing and transactional revenue.







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Results of Operations


Revenues and Cost of Sales


Revenues from ongoing operations are expected to be derived from our patented conversion and networked payment processes under the Spindle product line and licensing of our intellectual property.  During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company generated $165,047 in revenues from its payment and transactional platform. The cost of sales, which are comprised of equipment cost of goods sold, web hosting fees, merchant and interchange fees, and commissions paid to the independent sales agents, for the three months ended March 31, 2015 were $47,482.  This compares to revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2014 of $297,925 and cost of sales of $96,068.  Gross profit during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was $117,565 and $201,857, respectively.


The period-over-period decrease in revenues and gross profit is due to management’s decision to focus the majority of resources over the past few months on platform integration and development at the expense of short-term revenue generation, realizing that it was more important to bring a full-featured comprehensive platform to the market, rather than trying to sell a piecemeal solution.  

 

The decision to embed new and innovative features in the Company’s software platform, along with the increased complexities of integrating the YOWZA!! platforms, delayed the Company’s sales efforts.  Management also reviewed the profitability of all of the Company’s customer relationships, which resulted in the strategic cancellation of contracts that did not generate positive cash flow to the Company.  Management believes that the full technology platform development has now reached the stage where the Company can begin to aggressively sell its solutions to the market.  Management expects to see increases in licensing and transactional revenue in future quarters by bringing the full platform to market more quickly than would have otherwise been possible, and in a much more methodical and strategic manner.  


As stated previously, we only recently changed our business direction. Therefore, our potential revenue streams are relatively new and have only recently begun to contribute materially to our operations. As a result, we are unable to forecast future revenue.


EBITDA


We define Adjusted EBITDA as consolidated operating income before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, and special charges.  We use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the underlying performance of our business, and a summary of Adjusted EBITDA, reconciling GAAP amounts (i.e., items reported in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to Adjusted EBITDA amounts (i.e., items included within Adjusted EBITDA as defined directly above) for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 follows:


 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

2015

 

2014

 

GAAP Change

 

Change

 

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted EBITDA

 

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

%

 

$

%

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales income

$ 165,047

 

$ 165,047

 

$ 297,925

 

$ 297,925

 

$ (132,878)

-45%

 

$ (132,878)

-45%

Cost of sales

47,482

 

47,482

 

96,068

 

96,068

 

(48,586)

-51%

 

(48,586)

-51%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

117,565

 

117,565

 

201,857

 

201,857

 

(84,292)

-42%

 

(84,292)

-42%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

147,959

(147,959)

-

 

139,342

(139,342)

-

 

8,617

6%

 

-

0%

Promotional and marketing

26,505

 

26,505

 

11,968

 

11,968

 

14,537

#

 

14,537

#

Consulting

84,293

(64,645)

19,648

 

229,500

(144,375)

85,125

 

(145,207)

-63%

 

(65,477)

-77%

Salaries and wages

(including equity compensation)

761,430

(486,207)

275,223

 

446,564

(6,636)

439,928

 

314,866

71%

 

(164,705)

-37%

Directors fees

45,000

(45,000)

-

 

40,000

(40,000)

-

 

5,000

13%

 

-

0%

Professional fees

150,718

(11,000)

139,718

 

176,490

 

176,490

 

(25,772)

-15%

 

(36,772)

-21%

General and administrative

48,588

 

48,588

 

183,362

 

183,362

 

(134,774)

-74%

 

(134,774)

-74%

Total operating expenses

1,264,493

(754,811)

509,682

 

1,227,226

(330,353)

896,873

 

37,267

7%

 

(387,191)

-43%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Operating Loss / Adjusted EBITDA

$(1,146,928)

$ 754,811

$ (392,117)

 

$(1,025,369)

$ 330,353

$ (695,016)

 

$ (121,559)

#

 

$ 302,899

44%

# - represents a value greater than 100% change



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We have presented Adjusted EBITDA above because we believe it conveys useful information to investors regarding our operating results. We believe it provides an additional way for investors to view our operations, when considered with both our GAAP results and the reconciliation to net income (loss). By including this information we can provide investors with a more complete understanding of our business. Specifically, we present Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental disclosure because of the following:

 

·

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful tool for investors to assess the operating performance of our business without the effect of interest, income taxes, and other non-operating expenses as well as depreciation and amortization which are non-cash expenses;

·

We believe that it is useful to provide investors with a standard operating metric used by management to evaluate our operating performance; and

·

We believe that the use of Adjusted EBITDA is helpful to compare our results to other companies.

 

Even though we believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful for investors, it does have limitations as an analytical tool. Thus, we strongly urge investors not to consider this metric in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) and the other consolidated statement of operations data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Some of these limitations include the fact that:

 

·

Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

·

Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

·

Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt;

·

Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;

·

Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect income or other taxes or the cash requirements to make any tax payments; and

·

Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, thereby potentially limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

 

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as a measure of performance in compliance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and providing Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.


Operating Expenses


In the course of our operations, we incur operating expenses composed largely of general and administrative costs and professional fees.  General and administrative expenses are essentially the cost of doing business, and encompass, without limitation, the following: research and development; licenses; taxes; general office expenses, such as postage, supplies and printing; rent; utilities; bank charges; and other miscellaneous expenditures not otherwise classified.  Accounting fees include: auditing by our independent registered public accountants, bookkeeping, tax preparation fees for filing Federal and State income tax returns and other accounting-specific consulting services.  Professional fees include: transfer agent fees for printing stock certificates; consulting costs for marketing and advertising; general business development; legal fees; and costs related to the preparation and submission of reports and information or proxy statements with the Commission.  


For the three months ended March 31, 2015, we incurred operating expenses in the amount of $1,264,493, as compared to $1,227,226 for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are comprised of $147,959 in depreciation and amortization expense related to our intellectual property and fixed assets; $26,505 in promotional and marketing; $84,293 in consulting fees; $761,430 in salaries and wages; $45,000 in directors fees; $150,718 in professional fees; and $48,588 in general and administrative expenses.




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Operating expenses have remained static compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. We have remained focused on controlling costs, while we continue to develop and grow revenues and Yowza!!   We expect operating expenses to increase at a rate directly proportional to our growth.  


Interest Income and Expense


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we recognized interest expense of $589. This compares to $3,024 in interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014.


Net Losses


We have experienced net losses in all periods since our inception.  Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $1,147,517.  Net losses are attributable to the Company’s acquisition and development of Yowza!!, ongoing Payment Card Services (PCI) certifications and maintenance, extensive internal software development, and deployment of the Company’s initial suite of payment products. During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we incurred a net loss of $1,028,393.


We anticipate incurring ongoing operating losses and cannot predict when, if at all, we may expect these losses to plateau or narrow.


Liquidity and Capital Resources


Cash used in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $258,194 compared to $775,666 of cash used in operations during the comparable period ended March 31, 2014.  The decrease in the use of cash for operating activities is primarily the result of the Company’s management of its cash spend during the development of the Yowza!! integration and non-cash expenses recognized in net loss, such as stock based compensation.  Our emergence from the development stage into full operations has resulted in an increase in salaries and wages as anticipated.  We expect this use of cash to increase at a rate in direct proportion to our growth.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, net cash used by investing activities totaled $138,976, of which $30,000 was utilized in the acquisition of a license agreement related to the upcoming sales efforts of the Yowza!! POS solution and $108,976 is attributable to labor costs related to software development costs. During the comparable three month period ended March 31, 2014, net cash used in investing activities totaled $681,955, of which $301,071 was utilized in the acquisition of Yowza!! and $380,884 was attributable to labor costs related to software development.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $355,000 comprised of $100,000 which was received from investors purchasing shares of our common stock and $255,000 which was classified as an advance to the Company. In comparison, during the three months ended March 31, 2014, financing activities provided $1,528,158, comprised of $1,552,500 which was received from investors purchasing shares of our common stock and $24,342 was utilized in the repayment of debt to related parties.


As of March 31, 2015, we had $147,637 of cash on hand, which includes $20,000 of restricted cash.  Our management believes this amount is not sufficient to maintain our operations for at least the next 12 months.  We are actively pursuing opportunities to raise additional capital through sales of our equity and/or debt securities for cash.  We cannot assure you that any financing can be obtained or, if obtained, that it will be on reasonable terms.  As such, our principal accountants have expressed doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern because we have limited operations and have not fully commenced planned principal operations.  







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This report discusses our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The preparation of the financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to revenue recognition, recoverability of intangible assets, and contingencies and litigation.  We base our estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.  The most significant accounting estimates inherent in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements include estimates as to the appropriate carrying value of certain assets and liabilities which are not readily apparent from other sources, primarily the valuation of intangible assets.  The methods, estimates and judgments we use in applying these most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results we report in our consolidated financial statements.


Critical Accounting Policies


Certain accounting policies and estimates are particularly important to the understanding of our financial position and results of operations and require the application of significant judgment by our management or can be materially affected by changes from period to period in economic factors or conditions that are outside of our control.  As a result, they are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty.  In applying these policies, our management uses their judgment to determine the appropriate assumptions to be used in the determination of certain estimates. Those estimates are based on our historical operations, our future business plans and projected financial results, the terms of existing contracts, our observance of trends in the industry, information provided by our customers and information available from other outside sources, as appropriate.  Please see Note 2 to our financial statements for a more complete description of our significant accounting policies.


Intangible assets and software development costs


Management regularly reviews property, equipment, intangibles and other long-lived assets for possible impairment. This review occurs annually, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. If there is indication of impairment, then management prepares an estimate of future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. Management believes that the accounting estimate related to impairment of the Company’s property and equipment, is a “critical accounting estimate” because: (1) it is highly susceptible to change from period to period because it requires management to estimate fair value, which is based on assumptions about cash flows and discount rates; and (2) the impact that recognizing an impairment would have on the assets reported on our balance sheet, as well as net income, could be material. Management’s assumptions about cash flows and discount rates require significant judgment because actual revenues and expenses have fluctuated in the past and are expected to continue to do so.


The Company reviews the carrying value of intangible assets for impairment whenever events and circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable from the estimated future cash flows expected to result from its use and eventual disposition.  In cases where undiscounted expected future cash flows are less than the carrying value, an impairment loss is recognized equal to the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value.  The factors considered by management in performing this assessment include current operating results, trends and prospects, the manner in which the property is used, and the effects of obsolescence, demand, competition and other economic factors.  


Revenue recognition


The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following conditions are satisfied: (1) there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement; (2) the service has been provided to the customer; (3) the amount of fees to be paid by the customer is fixed or determinable; and (4) the collection of our fees is probable.  




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Sales related to long-term contracts for services (such as engineering, product development and testing) extending over several years are accounted for under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting.  Sales under these contracts are recorded based on the ratio of actual costs incurred to total estimated costs expected to be incurred related to the contract under the cost-to-cost method utilizing budgeted milestones or tasks as designated per each contract. Anticipated losses on contracts are recognized in full in the period in which losses become probable and estimable.


For all other sales of products or services the Company recognizes revenues based on the terms of the customer agreement. The customer agreement takes the form of either a contract or a customer purchase order and each provides information with respect to the product or service being sold and the sales price.  If the customer agreement does not have specific delivery or customer acceptance terms, revenue is recognized at the time of shipment of the product to the customer.


Stock-Based Compensation


The Company records stock based compensation in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 718 which requires the Company to recognize expense related to the fair value of its employee stock option awards.  This eliminates accounting for share-based compensation transactions using the intrinsic value and requires instead that such transactions be accounted for using a fair-value-based method. The Company recognizes the cost of all share-based awards on a graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the award.


Reclassifications


Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior years’ financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.  These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported results of operations or retained earnings.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of March 31, 2015, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.


Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risks.


This item is not applicable as we are a smaller reporting company.


Item 4. Controls and Procedures.


Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures


Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.


We conducted an evaluation, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer) and Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2015. Due to the Company’s limited resources and number of employees, there is limited segregation of duties which leads to the irregular review of various reconciliation and control procedures.  Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of March 31, 2015, our disclosure controls and procedures were ineffective as a result of limited resources and personnel resulting in a lack of segregation of duties.  



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In order to address these concerns, the Company has taken remediation steps including hiring a new Chief Financial Officer and additional staff.


Changes in internal controls over financial reporting  


There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15 (f) under the Exchange Act) during the quarter ended March 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.










































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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION


Item 1. Legal Proceedings.


None.


Item 1A. Risk Factors.


Our significant business risks are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 30, 2015 which is incorporated herein by reference.


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


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 200,000 shares of its common stock for cash proceeds totaling $100,000. As of March 31, 2015, these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of a total of 250,000 shares of common stock to one company for services valued at $132,500. As of March 31, 2015, these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company issued 100,000 shares of its common stock as payment for previously accrued legal fees. The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $61,000.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 5,000 shares of common stock valued at $7,250 to the former Chief Financial Officer as compensation for services.  As of March 31, 2015 these shares were unissued.


During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company authorized the issuance of 10,000 shares of common stock valued at $18,400 to an employee as compensation for services.  As of March 31, 2015 these shares were unissued.


The Company relied on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 for issuing the above securities, inasmuch as the offers and sales were made solely to accredited investors and there was no form of general solicitation or general advertising relating to the offer.


Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.


None.


Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.


Not applicable.



Item 5. Other Information.


None.






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Item 6. Exhibits.


Exhibit No.

Description

 

 

2.1

Asset Purchase Agreements, dated December 2, 2011, by and by and between Coyote Hills Golf, Inc., a Nevada corporation, Spindle Mobile, Inc., Mitch Powers, Stephanie Erickson, and Kamiar Khatami (2)

2.2

Addendum No. 1 to Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on March 29, 2012 between Spindle, Inc., Spindle Mobile, Inc., Mitch Powers, Stephanie Erickson and Kamiar Khatami (3)

2.3

Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on December 10, 2013 between Spindle, Inc. and Y Dissolution, Inc. (1)

2.4

Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on December 31, 2012 between Spindle, Inc. and Parallel Solutions Inc. (1)

2.5

Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on March 1, 2013 between Spindle, Inc. and MeNetwork, Inc. (4)

2.6

First Amendment and Waiver to Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on December 12, 2014 between Spindle, Inc. and Ashton Craig Page (5)

3.1

Articles of Incorporation, as amended(1)

3.2

By-Laws(1)

4.1

Specimen Common Stock Certificate of the Company (5)

10.1

Form of Subscription Agreement in Private Offering*

10.2

Form of Securities Purchase Agreement in Private Offering*

10.3 Form of Warrant in Private Offering*

31.1

Rule 13a-14(a) / 15d-14(a) Certifications of the Chief Executive Officer

31.2

Rule 13a-14(a) / 15d-14(a) Certifications of the Chief Financial Officer

32.1

Certification under Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (18 U.S.C. Section 1350)

101.INS

XBRL Instance*

101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema*

101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation*

101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition*

101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label*

101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation *


*Filed Herewith

**Schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company will furnish supplemental copies of any omitted schedules as exhibits to the SEC upon request.

+ Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan.

(1)

Incorporated by reference to the registrant's Form 10 Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2014.

(2)

Incorporated by reference to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2011.

(3)

Incorporated by reference to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed by the registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012.

(4)

Incorporated by reference to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2013 filed by the registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 3, 2013.

(5)

Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed by the registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 3, 2015.









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SIGNATURES


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


SPINDLE, INC.

(Registrant)

 

Signature

Title

Date

 

 

 

/s/ William Clark

Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer

May 12, 2015

William Clark

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Lynn Kitzmann

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer

May 12, 2015

Lynn Kitzmann

 

 
































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