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, 2017

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.)

 

 

1201 S. Alma School Road, Suite 12500

Mesa, AZ

85210

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

(800) 560-9198

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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]

Emerging growth company  [  ]

 


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]


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


Common shares outstanding as of May 22, 2017:  75,925,199.





SPINDLE, INC.



Table of Contents



PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

Item 1. Financial Statements.

3

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

17

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risks.

23

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

23

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.

25

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

25

Item 5. Other Information.

25

Item 6. Exhibits.

25

SIGNATURES

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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 ("SEC").  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 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, 2016 as filed with the SEC on April 19, 2017.












































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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS



 

March 31, 2017

 

December 31,

 

(unaudited)

 

2016

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

   Cash

$

45,738

 

$

3,642

   Accounts receivable, net

 

100,011

 

 

82,913

   Prepaid expenses and deposits

 

139,111

 

 

160,280

      Total current assets

 

284,860

 

 

246,835

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

 

 

   Property and equipment, net

 

12,940

 

 

14,284

   Other intangible assets, net

 

103,589

 

 

134,758

      Total other assets

 

116,529

 

 

149,042

TOTAL ASSETS

$

401,389

 

$

395,877

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

408,733

 

$

396,237

   Advances

 

146,500

 

 

10,000

   Accrued liabilities - related party

 

346,034

 

 

414,327

   Notes payable

 

48,552

 

 

38,526

   Convertible note payable, net of unamortized discount

 

95,973

 

 

79,498

   Convertible note payable - related party, net of unamortized discount

 

83,607

 

 

64,053

       Total liabilities

 

1,129,399

 

 

1,002,641

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ deficit:

 

 

 

 

 

   Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized,

     no shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2017 and

     December 31, 2016

 

-

 

 

-

   Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized,

      75,457,394 and 70,596,285 shares issued and outstanding as of

      March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

 

75,456

 

 

70,596

   Common stock authorized and unissued,  763,830 and 250,449 shares

      as of March 31,2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

 

764

 

 

250

   Additional paid-in capital

 

28,237,833

 

 

27,516,362

   Accumulated deficit

 

(29,042,063)

 

 

(28,193,972)

      Total stockholders’ deficit

 

(728,010)

 

 

(606,764)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

$

401,389

 

$

395,877










See accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed financial statements.



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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)



 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2017

 

2016

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

   Sales income

 

$

32,222

 

$

214,973

   Cost of sales

 

 

16,494

 

 

11,014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

15,728

 

 

203,959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Depreciation and amortization

 

 

7,513

 

 

109,696

   Promotional and marketing

 

 

6,933

 

 

1,526

   Consulting

 

 

56,234

 

 

130,962

   Salaries and wages

     (including share-based compensation)

 

 

189,953

 

 

541,510

   Directors fees

 

 

37,500

 

 

52,240

   Professional fees

 

 

104,467

 

 

119,720

   General and administrative

 

 

99,686

 

 

104,645

       Total operating expenses

 

 

502,286

 

 

1,060,299

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating loss

 

 

(486,558)

 

 

(856,340)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Loss on sale of intangible assets

 

 

(181,900)

 

 

-

   Legal settlement

 

 

-

 

 

(115,000)

   Other income

 

 

33

 

 

2,892

   Interest expense

 

 

(74,077)

 

 

(590)

   Interest expense - related party

 

 

(105,589)

 

 

-

      Total other income (expense)

 

 

(361,533)

 

 

(112,698)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income tax provision

 

 

(848,091)

 

 

(969,038)

   Provision for income taxes

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(848,091)

 

$

(969,038)

Weighted average number of common shares

  outstanding - basic and diluted

 

 

74,220,895

 

 

65,968,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) per share - basic and fully  diluted

 

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.01)








See accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed financial statements.



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SPINDLE, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)



 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(848,091)

 

$

(969,038)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash

  used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

    Shares issued for services

 

9,584

 

 

74,375

    Shares issued for services - related party

 

53,271

 

 

32,940

    Share based compensation expense - options

 

23,710

 

 

-

    Depreciation and amortization

 

7,513

 

 

109,696

    Loss on sale of intangible assets

 

181,900

 

 

-

    Amortization of debt discount

 

40,789

 

 

-

    Amortization of debt discount - related party

 

104,109

 

 

-

    Options issued for services

 

-

 

 

374,008

    Loss on legal settlement

 

-

 

 

115,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

  Increase in accounts receivable

 

(17,098)

 

 

(159,083)

  Decrease in prepaid expenses

 

21,169

 

 

59,245

  Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

43,243

 

 

(71,188)

  Increase in expenses - related party

 

42,507

 

 

367,394

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(337,394)

 

 

(66,651)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

  Purchase of property and equipment

 

-

 

 

(3,863)

  Sale of intangible assets

 

25,000

 

 

-

  Additions to capitalized software development

 

-

 

 

(100,639)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

25,000

 

 

(104,502)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

  Return of subscriptions

 

-

 

 

(100,000)

  Proceeds from advances

 

150,000

 

 

-

  Payments on advances

 

(1,500)

 

 

(4,000)

  Proceeds from advances - related parties

 

25,000

 

 

-

  Payments on advances - related party

 

(2,000)

 

 

-

  Proceeds from notes payable

 

46,000

 

 

-

  Proceeds from notes payable - related parties

 

100,000

 

 

-

  Payments on notes payable - related parties

 

(10,500)

 

 

(3,000)

  Proceeds from the sale of common stock

 

47,490

 

 

410,250

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

354,490

 

 

303,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

42,096

 

 

132,097

Cash - beginning

 

3,642

 

 

161,226

Cash - ending

$

45,738

 

$

293,323


See Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information at Note 13.




See accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed financial, statements



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SPINDLE, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)


NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION


The interim condensed financial statements included herein, presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.  Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP 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 financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2016 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

The Company considers cash and cash equivalents to include all stable, highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of purchase.


Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent 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.


Revenue recognition

Revenue is derived on a per transaction basis through the Company’s gateway and payments platforms.  The Company also earns revenue for services, account establishment fees and 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.


Accounts receivable, net

Accounts receivable is reported at the customers’ outstanding balances, less any 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 periodically performs a detailed inventory review that considers multiple factors including demand forecasts, market conditions, product life cycle status, product development plans and current sales levels. If actual 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, additional inventory write-downs may be required.



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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.


Fair value of financial instruments

We account for non-recurring fair value measurements of our non-financial assets and liabilities in accordance with ASC 820-10 Fair Value Measurement. This guidance defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and addresses required disclosures about fair value measurements. This standard establishes a three-level hierarchy for fair value measurements based upon the significant inputs used to determine fair value. Observable inputs are those which are obtained from market participants external to the Company while unobservable inputs are generally developed internally, utilizing managements estimates, assumptions and specific knowledge of the assets/liabilities and related markets. The three levels are defined as follows:


·

Level 1 - Valuation is based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.


·

Level 2 - Valuation is determined from quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, or by model-based techniques in which all significant inputs are observable in the market.


·

Level 3 -Valuation is derived from model-based techniques in which at least one significant input is unobservable and based on the company’s own estimates about the assumptions that market participants would use to value the asset or liability.


If the only observable inputs are from inactive markets or for transactions which the Company evaluates as “distressed”, the use of Level 1 inputs should be modified by the company to properly address these factors, or the reliance of such inputs may be limited, with a greater weight attributed to Level 3 inputs.


Due to the short-term nature of our financial assets and liabilities, we consider their carrying amounts to approximate fair value.


Goodwill

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





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ASC Topic 805-30-25 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 no impairment to goodwill during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016.  Goodwill was fully impaired at December 31, 2016.


Capitalized software development costs

The Company capitalizes internal software development costs after establishing technological feasibility of a software application. Capitalized software development costs represent the costs associated with the development of the Company’s software applications used to generate revenue from our customers.  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, if any, and charges to operations amounts that are deemed unrecoverable for projects it abandons.  The Company did not  impair any software development expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016.  Capitalized software development costs were zero at December 31, 2016.


Beneficial Conversion Feature

If the conversion features of conventional convertible debt provide for a rate of conversion that is below market value, this feature is characterized as a beneficial conversion feature (“BCF”). A BCF is recorded by the Company as a debt discount pursuant to ASC Topic 470-20 “Debt with Conversion and Other Options.” In those circumstances, the convertible debt is recorded net of the discount related to the BCF and the Company amortizes the discount to interest expense over the life of the debt using the effective interest method.


Debt Discount

The Company determines if the convertible debenture should be accounted for as liability or equity under ASC 480, Liabilities - Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”). ASC 480, applies to certain contracts involving a company’s own equity, and requires that issuers classify the following freestanding financial instruments as liabilities. Mandatorily redeemable financial instruments, obligations that require or may require repurchase of the issuer’s equity shares by transferring assets (e.g., written put options and forward purchase contracts), and certain obligations where at inception the monetary value of the obligation is based solely or predominantly on:


·

A fixed monetary amount known at inception, for example, a payable settleable with a variable number of the issuers equity shares with an issuance date fair value equal to a fixed dollar amount,


·

Variations in something other than the fair value of the issuers equity shares, for example, a financial instrument indexed to the S&P 500 and settleable with a variable number of the issuers equity shares, or


·

Variations inversely related to changes in the fair value of the issuers equity shares, for example, a written put that could be net share settled.




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If the entity determined the instrument meets the guidance under ASC 480 the instrument is accounted for as a liability with a respective debt discount. The Company records debt discounts in connection with raising funds through the issuance of promissory notes (see Notes 8 and 9). These costs are amortized to non-cash interest expense over the life of the debt. If a conversion of the underlying debt occurs, a proportionate share of the unamortized amounts is immediately expensed.


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 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” (“ASC 505-50”). Stock-based payments to non-employees include grants of stock, grants of stock options and issuances of warrants that are recognized in the 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 Black-Scholes 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.


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 Black-Scholes option-pricing model, 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, 2017 that have been excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share amounted to 3,862,920 shares and include 1,625,420 warrants and 2,237,500 options. At March 31, 2017, 905,834 of the 2,237,500 potential common shares that could be issued upon the exercise of the options had not vested, and 100,000 of the 1,625,420 common shares that could be issued upon the exercise of the warrants had not vested.


Income taxes

The Company accounts for its income taxes under the provisions of “Income Taxes” (“ASC 740”).  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.


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.



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In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-04 Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment (“ASU 2017-04”). This guidance removes Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test, which requires a hypothetical purchase price allocation.  Under the amended guidance, a goodwill impairment charge will now be recognized for the amount by which the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. This guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted for any impairment tests performed after January 1, 2017.


In January 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-01 Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business (“ASU 2017-01”), which clarifies the definition of a business and assists entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. Under this guidance, when substantially all the fair value of gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single asset (or group of similar assets), the assets acquired would not represent a business. In addition, in order to be considered a business, an acquisition would have to include at a minimum an input and a substantive process that together significantly contribute to the ability to create an output. The amended guidance also narrows the definition of outputs by more closely aligning it with how outputs are described in FASB guidance for revenue recognition. This guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted.


In August 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-15 Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (“ASU 2016-15”). The standard is intended to eliminate diversity in practice in how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted for all entities. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this guidance on its financial statements.


In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, “Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting” (“ASU 2016-09”). The standard is intended to simplify several areas of accounting for share-based compensation arrangements, including the income tax impact, classification on the statement of cash flows and forfeitures. ASU 2016-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016, and early adoption is permitted. Accordingly, the standard is effective for us on September 1, 2017 and we are currently evaluating the impact that the standard will have on our financial statements.


NOTE 3 - GOING CONCERN


The accompanying condensed financial statements have been prepared assuming we will continue as a going concern.  As shown in the accompanying condensed financial statements, the Company incurred a net loss of ($848,091) for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and at March 31, 2017, the accumulated deficit was ($29,042,063).


To continue as a going concern, the Company may need, among other things, additional capital resources.  There are no assurances that without generating new revenue during 2017 that the Company will be successful without additional financing.  Should revenues not grow sufficiently and should the Company be unable to secure additional financing through the sale of its securities or debt, it would be unlikely for us to continue as a going concern for one year from the issuance of the financial statements.


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 our 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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NOTE 4 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, NET


Accounts receivable consist of the following at:


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Due from customers and vendors

$

32,902

 

$

32,913

Due from processing activity

 

67,109

 

 

50,000

Total accounts receivable, net

$

100,011

 

$

82,913


NOTE 5 - PREPAID EXPENSES AND DEPOSITS


Prepaid expenses and deposits consist of the following at:  


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Prepaid insurance

$

34,361

 

$

46,489

Prepaid consulting fees

 

95,079

 

 

113,791

Other prepaid expenses

 

432

 

 

--

Deposits

 

9,239

 

 

--

Total prepaid expenses and deposits

$

139,111

 

$

160,280


NOTE 6 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET


Property and equipment, net consist of the following at:


 

MARCH 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Office furniture & equipment

$

34,425

 

$

34,425

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

(21,485)

 

 

(20,141)

Total property and equipment, net

$

12,940

 

$

14,284


During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company recorded depreciation expense of $1,344 and $1,327, respectively.


NOTE 7 - OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET


Other intangible assets, net consist of the following at:


 

MARCH 31,

 

ACCUMULATED

 

MARCH 31,

 

2017 GROSS

 

AMORTIZATION

 

2017 NET

License agreements and contracts

$ 75,000

 

$ (13,750)

 

$ 61,250

Domain names

75,000

 

 (32,661)

 

42,339

 

$ 150,000

 

$ (46,411)

 

$ 103,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

ACCUMULATED

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

2016 GROSS

 

AMORTIZATION

 

2016 NET

Capitalized software costs

$ 25,000

 

$              --

 

$ 25,000

License agreements and contracts

75,000

 

 (10,000)

 

65,000

Domain names

75,000

 

 (30,242)

 

44,758

 

$ 175,000

 

$ (40,242)

 

$ 134,758


During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company recorded amortization expense of $6,169 and $108,369, respectively.



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Because of change in management in January 2017 and subsequent change in strategy, on March 3, 2017, the Company sold all the assets associated with Yowza!! for $25,000. The assets were sold to iOT Broadband LLC, an LLC owned by Michael Kelly, a previously reported 5% shareholder of the Company’s common stock. On January 3, 2014, the Company had acquired substantially all the assets of Yowza International Inc. and assumed certain liabilities of Yowza!! for cash and stock consideration. In the subsequent periods the Company also allocated development resources to the enhancement of the Yowza!! product and capitalized expenses as internal use software.


The $25,000 consideration received on March 3, 2017 is less than the carrying value of internal use software, domain name, and goodwill on the balance sheet as of December 31, 2016. Because of the sale on March 3, 2017, the Company has impaired the value of the Yowza!! assets to $25,000, recording impairment for the remaining amount of carrying value effective December 31, 2016.


NOTE 8 - NOTES PAYABLE AND CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE, NET OF UNAMORTIZED DISCOUNT


In December 2016, we entered into a $10,500 Bridge Note Agreement with one of our directors and a $5,000 Bridge Note Agreement with one of our investors. Both Bridge Notes are secured by the Company’s assets and include warrants to purchase two shares of the Company’s common stock for each dollar loaned to Spindle. The total discount attributable to these transactions is $1,627. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, interest expense related to the warrants and the beneficial conversion factor totaled $1,627. At March 31, 2017, the $10,500 Bridge Note was paid in full, and no payments had been made on the $5,000 Bridge Loan. The holder of the $5,000 Bridge Note, which was due 45 days from the date of the note, waived the 45-day term. No warrants related to either of the Bridge Loans have been exercised.


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, we entered into three Bridge Note Agreements totaling $46,000 with one of our investors. These three Bridge Notes are interest free, are secured by the Company’s assets, are convertible to shares of the Company’s restricted stock at $0.10 per share and have maturity dates of April 30, 2017.  The Bridge Notes also include warrants to purchase two shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price of $0.135, for each dollar loaned to Spindle. The total discount attributable to these transactions is $32,716.  During the three months ended March 31, 2017, interest expense related to the warrants and the beneficial conversion factor totaled $18,574.  At March 31, 2017, no payments were made on these Bridge Loans nor have the related warrants been exercised.


On May 18, 2016, we converted a $182,000 payable to an investor in the Company and entered into a Convertible Promissory Note (“Note”) with that investor. The Note bears an interest rate of 6% per annum and has a maturity date of May 18, 2018. The total value of the note, if converted to stock, would be $404,444 and therefore a discount in the amount of $182,000 was recorded, as the conversion feature cannot be greater than the amount of the debt. This amount is amortized to interest expense over the term of the note. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, interest expense of $2,471 and interest expense related to amortization of the discount on the unpaid notes of $20,589 was recorded.  The balance of the unamortized discount at March 31, 2017, was $107,845. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company made no payments to the Note’s principal balance. At March 31, 2017 the balance of the Note was $162,000 and is presented as a note payable on our Condensed Balance Sheets.


On December 15, 2011, we issued a Promissory Grid Note (“Grid Note”) to a former director of the Company which formalized various advances previously received from the former director in the amount of $51,300 and allowing for future advances of up to $250,000. The Grid Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and matured on December 15, 2014. We 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, we issued warrants to purchase up to 250,000 shares of our common stock at a price per share of $1.00 resulting in an additional discount of $17,709. The original discount attributable to the Grid Note totaled $28,349 and was previously amortized to interest expense over the original term of the Grid Note. During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016, the Company repaid $0 and $3,000 of the principal balance of the Grid Note, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2017,  interest expense related to the beneficial conversion factor totaled $1,626. At March 31, 2017, the balance of the Grid Note was $48,552.



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NOTE 9 - CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE - RELATED PARTY, NET OF UNAMORTIZED DISCOUNT


On March 3, 2017, we entered into a $100,000 Bridge Note Agreement with a 7% stockholder of the Company. The Bridge Note was secured by the Company’s assets, was convertible to shares of the Company’s restricted stock at $0.10 per share and included warrants to purchase two shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price of $0.15, for each dollar loaned to Spindle. This Bridge Note had no stated maturity date.  The total discount attributable to this transaction was $100,000.  The Bridge Note was converted to Spindle stock on March 3, 2017, and interest expense related to the warrants and the beneficial conversion factor totaling $100,000 was recorded.  At March 31, 2017, the warrants related to the Bridge Loan had not been exercised.


On March 25, 2016, we entered into an agreement with a 12% stockholder of the Company. This agreement is for a $100,000 promissory note, convertible to stock under certain circumstances. The note bears an interest rate of 6% per annum and has a maturity date of March 25, 2018. The total value of the note, if converted to stock, would be $133,333 and therefore a discount in the amount of $33,333 was recorded. This amount is amortized to interest expense - related party over the term of the note. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, interest expense of $1,479 and interest expense related to amortization of the discount on the unpaid note of $4,110 was recorded. The balance of the unamortized discount at March 31, 2017 was $16,393.


NOTE 10 - STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT


The Company is authorized to issue up to 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001. There are no shares issued or outstanding as of March 31, 2017


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, 2017, the Company:


·

Authorized the issuance of 397,148 shares of common stock for cash proceeds totaling $47,490. 100,000 of these shares were unissued at March 31, 2017.

 

·

Issued 164,500 shares of previously authorized common stock that was unissued at December 31, 2016.  


·

Authorized the issuance of 1,870,000 shares of common stock valued at $187,000 as an incentive to purchase Company intangible assets and for related advances from third parties. At March 31, 2017, 370,000 of these shares were unissued.


·

Authorized the issuance of 1,000,000 shares of common stock to as repayment of debt thru the conversion of a $100,000 note payable.


·

Authorized the issuance of 96,000 shares of common stock to third-party consultants as payment for their services.  The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $11,300. At March 31, 2017,  20,834 of these shares were unissued.


·

Authorized the issuance of 2,011,508 shares of common stock to Company directors and employees for their services. The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $217,817. At March 31, 2017, 187,000 of these shares were unissued.



NOTE 11 - OPTIONS AND WARRANTS


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.




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Options:


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company granted 690,000 options to employees and consultants to purchase shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.23 per share, with grant date fair values of $0.05. The options vest ratably on an annual basis over three years, and expire ten years from grant date.


 

Number of Options

 

Weighted-Average

Exercise Price

 

Weighted Average

Remaining

Contractual Life

(in years)

Outstanding at December 31, 2015

2,990,000

 

$ 0.426

 

8.10

     Granted

-

 

-

 

-

     Exercised

-

 

-

 

-

     Forfeited/Cancelled

 (1,442,500)

 

-

 

-

Outstanding at December 31, 2016

1,547,500

 

$ 0.357

 

7.56

Exercisable at December 31, 2016

1,431,666

 

$ 0.345

 

7.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2016

1,547,500

 

$ 0.357

 

7.56

     Granted

690,000

 

-

 

-

     Exercised

-

 

-

 

-

     Forfeited/Cancelled

-

 

-

 

-

Outstanding at March 31, 2017

2,237,500

 

$ 0.287

 

8.07

Exercisable at March 31, 2017

1,431,667

 

$ 0.345

 

7.19


Warrants:


In conjunction with the sale of Spindle intangible assets, during the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company granted common stock purchase warrants that entitle the buyer to purchase 50,000 additional shares of Spindle common stock at a price of $0.135 per share. The holder may exercise his purchase rights at any time up to the third anniversary of the agreement.


In conjunction with the Stock Purchase Agreements in three months ended March 31, 2017 (“SPA”), the Company granted common stock purchase warrants that entitle the holders to purchase 200,000 additional shares of Spindle common stock at a price of $0.135 per share. The holder may exercise his purchase rights at any time up to the third anniversary of the agreement.


In conjunction with the Bridge Loan Agreements in the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company granted common stock purchase warrants that entitle the holder to purchase 92,000 additional shares of Spindle at a price of $0.135 per share. The holder may exercise his purchase rights at any time up to the third anniversary of the agreement.












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The following is a summary of the status of the Company’s stock warrants as of March 31, 2017:


 

Number of Warrants

 

Weighted-Average

Exercise Price

 

Weighted Average

Remaining

Contractual Life

(in years)

Outstanding at December 31, 2015

600,000

 

$ 0.500

 

1.47

     Granted

883,420

 

-

 

-

     Exercised

-

 

-

 

-

     Forfeited/Cancelled

 (200,000)

 

-

 

-

Outstanding at December 31, 2016

1,283,420

 

$ 0.249

 

2.99

Exercisable at December 31, 2016

1,183,420

 

$ 0.228

 

3.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2016

1,283,420

 

$0.249

 

 

     Granted

342,000

 

-

 

 

     Exercised

-

 

-

 

 

     Forfeited/Cancelled

-

 

-

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2017

1,625,420

 

$ 0.225

 

2.78

Exercisable at March 31, 2017

1,525,420

 

$ 0.207

 

2.90


NOTE 12 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS


On April 5, 2017, the Company issued 363,805 shares of restricted common stock that were previously approved but unissued.  The Company also issued 104,000 shares with a value of approximately $24,000 in relation to a third-party consulting agreement.


On April 19, 2017, the Company announced that it has finalized an agreement to acquire specific digital marketing software assets from CoverCake, Inc., specifically, CoverCake's intelligent algorithms for data mining and consumer engagement. CoverCake's software is expected to enhance both the sophistication and proprietary strengths of Spindle's CATALYST Platform. CoverCake's software capabilities include intelligent content aggregation; data mining on various social media data feed platforms, and a robust Content Management System (CMS) backend that will be a significant enhancement to the CATALYST CRM. CoverCake has been utilized in the past by enterprise level merchants as well as television and radio broadcast organizations. The purchase price will be 300,000 shares of Spindle unregistered common stock valued at $43,500 along with launch and revenue based payments as certain performance targets are met.


NOTE 13 - SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION


The following table presents certain supplemental cash flow information:


 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Cash paid for interest

$

818

 

$

590

Cash paid for income taxes

$

--

 

$

--

Debt converted into common stock

$

100,000

 

$

--

Cash advances converted to common stock

$

12,000

 

$

--

Shares issued for services

$

200,365

 

$

--

Shares returned for legal settlement

$

--

 

$

(1,595,000)

Beneficial conversion feature on convertible notes

$

100,000

 

 

--




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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.


Forward-looking statements express expectations of future events. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on various expectations and assumptions concerning future events and they are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected. Due to these inherent uncertainties, the investment community is urged not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward- looking statements are made as of the date of this report and we undertake no obligations to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to projections over time.


Overview


Spindle, Inc. is an innovator of merchant and consumer-facing solutions for businesses of all sizes. 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 Catalyst Gateway payment process. We believe that our secure payments process as well as our digital marketing programs will drive consumer transactions with our merchants, creating loyalty and recurring revenues for Spindle.


Spindle has grown its business through acquisitions in the past, and expects to add accretive technologies to expand in the future from time-to-time. However, our main focus is now on deploying strategic initiatives to leverage our own internal marketing and sales capabilities, along with distribution channels, to increase merchant conversions to our platform and transactional growth for our merchants’ customers.


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 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.



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Our potential revenue streams are relatively new and have only recently begun to contribute materially to our operations. Thus, we are unable to accurately 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.


On January 3, 2017, Michael Schwartz informed the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Company that he would resign from his position as Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), for personal reasons, effective immediately. Mr. Schwartz’s decision to resign did not result from any disagreement with the Company, the Company’s management or the Board. Mr. Schwartz had served as Interim CEO since June 13, 2016.


On January 5, 2017, the Board appointed Dr. Jack Scott (“Dr. Scott”) as Interim CEO effective immediately. The Board agreed to pay Dr. Scott one million (1,000,000) shares of the Company’s restricted common stock which shall vest ratably over the course of the next twelve months. Dr. Scott has served as a director of the Company since September 1, 2014.


On January 17, 2017, John Hunnicutt and the Company mutually agreed to end Mr. Hunnicutt’s service as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective as of January 17, 2017.  Mr. Hunnicutt’s resignation was not due to any dispute with the Company.  Also on January 17, 2017, John Devlin, a member of the board of directors and former CFO of the Company, was appointed by the board to the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer.


On February 14, 2017, the Company sold a patent license revenue stream pursuant to a License Agreement with goEmerchant, LLC (“goEmerchant”). The patents which were the subject of the revenue stream expired on or about February 5, 2016. On February 20, 2017, goEmerchant contacted the Company asking for repayment of $54,784.43 (the “Repayment Amount”). The Company disputes the amount owed and believes there are additional payment obligations owed from goEmerchant to the Company which more than offsets the Repayment Amount.  The Company intends to enforce all its rights under the License Agreement and collect any obligations owed to it.


Results of Operations


Revenues and Cost of Sales


Revenues from ongoing operations are 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, 2017, we generated $32,222 in revenues and incurred $16,494 in cost of sales, which produced a gross profit or $15,728.  This compares to revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2016 of $214,973 and cost of sales of $11,014, which produced a gross profit of $203,959.


The period-over-period decrease in revenues and gross profit is due to management’s decision to focus most 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.


Management also reviewed the profitability of our sub-merchant and reseller 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 has now reached the stage where the Company can begin to sell its solutions to the market in the second quarter of 2017, and do so more aggressively in the third quarter of 2017 and beyond.  We expect to see increases in licensing and transactional revenue in future periods by bringing the full platform to market in a methodical and strategic manner.


As stated previously, we only recently changed our business direction by exiting the micro-merchant market in favor of traditional brick-and-mortar and ecommerce merchants. Under our MSP sponsorship, 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 accurately forecast future revenue.






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EBITDA


We define Adjusted EBITDA as 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 GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA amounts (i.e., items included within Adjusted EBITDA as defined directly above) for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 follows:


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# - represents a value greater than 100% change


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 and believe that:


·

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;

·

It is useful to provide investors with a standard operating metric used by management to evaluate our operating performance; and

·

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 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.



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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; website costs; 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 statements with the SEC.


For the three months ended March 31, 2017, we incurred operating expenses in the amount of $502,286, as compared to $1,060,299 for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2017 are comprised of $7,513 in depreciation and amortization expense related to our fixed assets; $6,933 in promotional and marketing; $56,234 in consulting fees; $189,953 in salaries and wages; $37,500 in directors’ fees; $104,467 in professional fees; and $99,686 in general and administrative expenses.  The amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2016 are comprised of $109,696 in depreciation and amortization expense related to our intellectual property and fixed assets; $1,526 in promotional and marketing; $130,962 in consulting fees; $541,510 in salaries and wages; $52,240 in directors’ fees; $119,720 in professional fees; and $104,645 in general and administrative expenses.


Operating expenses are lower in 2017 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2016, due to Management’s focus on controlling costs, including the 2016 write-off of assets that no longer had value to the company, which resulted in a significant decrease in amortization and depreciation.  We expect these costs, especially payroll, to increase at a rate directly proportional to our growth.


Loss on Sale of Asset


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, we recognized a loss on sale of intangible assets of $181,900.  During the period ended March 31, 2016 the loss on sale of assets was zero.  On February 14, 2017, we sold its rights to future streams of income from several licensed patents to two buyers for a total of $150,000.  We also sold 1.5 million shares of common restricted stock in the same agreements.  We have assigned zero value to the future streams and consequently has recorded a loss on sale of $150,000. On March 3,2017 we also sold all the assets and rights associated to the Yowza!! brand.  We received $25,000 in cash but also granted 250,000 shares of restricted stock and 50,000 warrants exercisable at $0.135.  The loss associated with this sale of assets was $31,900.


Interest Income and Expense


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, we recognized interest expense of $74,077. This compares to $590 in interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  The increase in 2017 is mainly related to the recognition of interest expense from the beneficial conversion feature of convertible debt recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2017, and in previous periods..


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, we recognized interest expense - related parties of $105,589. There was no interest expense - related parties for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  The increase in 2017 is related to the recognition of interest expense from the beneficial conversion feature of convertible debt recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2017, and in the three months ended June 30, 2016.






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Net Losses


We have experienced net losses in all periods since our inception.  Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $848,091.  Net losses are attributable to the lower revenues in 2017 as described above and in the increase in interest expense. During the three months ended March 31, 2016, we incurred a net loss of $969,038, which was mainly attributable to the Company’s increase in G&A costs and the result of a legal settlement.


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


Liquidity and Capital Resources


Cash used in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $337,394 compared to $66,651 of cash used in operations during the comparable period ended March 31, 2016.  The increase in the use of cash for operating activities in 2017 is mainly due to the decrease in cash received for related party expenses as well as a decrease in revenue.


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash provided by investing activities totaled $25,000, which was received in the sale of intangible assets related to the Yowza!! platform. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, net cash used in investing activities consisted of $3,863 for the purchase of new fixed assets and $100,639 for labor costs related to software development costs.


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $354,490, comprised of $47,490 received from investors for purchases of our common stock and $321,000 in proceeds from advances to and notes payable issued by the Company, offset by $14,000 in repayments of advances and notes.  In comparison, during the three months ended March 31, 2016, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $303,250, comprised of $410,250 received from investors for the purchase of our common stock, offset by $100,000 paid as part of a legal settlement to repurchase outstanding warrants and $7,000 in repayments of notes and advances to the Company.


As of March 31, 2017, we had $45,738 of cash on hand, none of which is restricted.  Our management believes this amount may not be 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, if needed, 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 our revenues do not cover our cash expenditures.


This report discusses our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. 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 clear 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 financial statements include estimates as to the appropriate carrying value of certain assets and liabilities which are not clear 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 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.



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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, 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 way the property is used, and the effects of obsolescence, demand, competition and other economic factors.


Revenue recognition


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


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


We record stock based compensation in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 718 which requires us to recognize expense related to the fair value of our 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. We recognize the cost of all share-based awards on a graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the award.




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We records stock-based compensation issued to external entities for goods and services at either the fair market value of the shares issued or the value of the services received, whichever is more readily determinable, using the measurement date guidelines enumerated in FASB ASC 505-50-30.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements


As of March 31, 2017, we had no 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.


The registrant is a smaller reporting company and is not required to provide this information.


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 SEC’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 Interim Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2017. 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 Interim Chief Financial Officer concluded that as of March 31, 2017, our disclosure controls and procedures were ineffective due to limited resources and personnel resulting in a lack of segregation of duties.


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, 2017 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.


On August 4, 2016, the Company filed a complaint in the District of Arizona (the “Complaint”) against William Clark, Justin Clark and Sean Tate as individuals, and Phasive, Inc., an Arizona corporation (collectively, the “Defendants”), containing 42 Claims for Relief for, among other claims, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference. The Defendants have filed a counter-claim again the Company for breach of contract, tortious interference and other claims. There is a risk that we may be unable to achieve the results we desire from such litigation, and we anticipate that these legal proceedings may continue for several years and may require significant expenditures for legal fees and other expenses, which would require us to devote our limited financial, managerial and other resources to support litigation that may be disproportionate to the anticipated recovery.


There are no other material pending legal proceedings, to which the Company or any director, officer or affiliate of the registrant, any owner of record or beneficially of more than five percent of any class of voting securities of the Company, or any associate of any such director, officer, affiliate of the registrant, or security holder is a party or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any of their property is the subject.


Item 1A. Risk Factors.


Our significant business risks are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 19, 2017, which is incorporated herein by reference.


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


During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company:


·

Authorized the issuance of 397,148 shares of common stock for cash proceeds totaling $47,490. 100,000 of these shares were unissued at March 31, 2017


·

Issued 164,500 shares of previously authorized common stock that was unissued at December 31, 2016.  


·

Authorized the issuance of 1,870,000 shares of common stock valued at $187,000 as an incentive to purchase Company intangible assets and for related advances from third parties.. At March 31, 2017, 370,000 of these shares were unissued.


·

Authorized the issuance of 1,000,000 shares of common stock to as repayment of debt thru the conversion of a $100,000 note payable.


·

Authorized the issuance of 96,000 shares of common stock to third-party consultants as payment for their services.  The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $11,300. At March 31, 2017,  20,834 of these shares were unissued.


·

Authorized the issuance of 2,011,508 shares of common stock to Company directors and employees for their services.  The estimated fair value of these shares totaled $217,817. At March 31, 2017, 187,000 of these shares were unissued


The Company relied on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 for issuing the above securities, 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.


We have never declared cash dividends, nor do we intend to declare cash dividends in the foreseeable future. We plan to retain our cash to finance the continuing development of the business. Future cash dividends, if any, will depend upon financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, compliance with certain restrictive debt covenants, as well as other factors considered relevant by our Board of Directors.





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Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.


None.


Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.


Not applicable.


Item 5. Other Information.


None.


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)

3.1

Articles of Incorporation, as amended(1)

3.2

By-Laws(1)

10.1

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

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 SEC on February 25, 2014.

(2)

Incorporated by reference to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the SEC 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 SEC on March 30, 2012.











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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/ Jack A. Scott

Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer

May 22, 2017

Jack A. Scott

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ John Devlin

Chief Financial Officer, Interim Principal Financial Officer

May 22, 2017

John Devlin

 

 






























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