SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2016
[ ] 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 000-54830
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
SANDGATE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Former Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
111 Vista Creek Circle
Sacramento, California 95835
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). [X] Yes [ ] 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 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 stock, as of the latest practicable date.
May 12, 2016
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001||12,943,103|
Documents incorporated by reference: None
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Part I Financial Information|
|Item 1.||Financial Statements||3|
|Item 2.||Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations||13|
|Item 3.||Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk||15|
|Item 4.||Controls and Procedures||15|
|Part II Other Information|
|Item 1.||Legal Proceedings||16|
|Item 2.||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds||16|
|Item 3.||Defaults Upon Senior Securities||16|
|Item 4.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders||16|
|Item 5.||Other Information||16|
|Unaudited Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015||4|
|Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015||5|
|Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015||6|
|Notes to Condensed Financial Statements||7-12|
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
|March 31, 2016||December 31, 2015|
|Inventory - products||25,555||27,314|
|Inventory - silver||338,467||302,429|
|Total Current Assets||738,374||385,390|
|Property and equipment-net||6,855||7,729|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Total Current Liabilities||77,221||94,507|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock; $0.0001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 10,812,103 and 10,482,103 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively||1,081||1,048|
|Additional paid - in capital||1,410,501||1,007,034|
|Total stockholders’ equity||670,008||300,612|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||747,229||$||395,119|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|For the three months ended
|Cost of revenue||6,703||7,968|
|Unrealized gain on investments in precious metals||36,038||-|
|Realized / unrealized gain (loss) on investments in marketable securities||5,046||1,780|
|Loss before income tax||(34,104||)||(48,456||)|
|Loss per share - basic and diluted||(0.00||)||$||(0.01||)|
|Weighted average shares - basic and diluted||10,642,982||9,469,781|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|For the three months ended|
|March 31, 2016||March 31, 2015|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities|
|Realized gain on marketable securities, net||(5,046||)||(1,780||)|
|Unrealized gain on investment in precious metals||(36,038||)||-|
|Common stock issued for services||50,440||26,700|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities|
|Inventories - products||1,759||1,875|
|Purchases of marketable securities||-||(222,538||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(39,401||)||(252,666||)|
|Inventories - silver||-||(173,747||)|
|Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities||44,616||195,829|
|Cash provided by investing activities||44,616||22,082|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||-||356,000|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||-||356,000|
|Net change in cash||5,215||125,416|
|Cash, beginning of period||13,699||1,567|
|Cash, end of period||$||18,914||$||126,983|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH|
|Common stock issued as prepaid consulting||$||403,500||$||-|
|Subscriptions receivable from the common stock||$||-||$||27,700|
|Securities sold - not yet purchased||$||-||$||50,100|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 1 - NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
NATURE OF OPERATIONS
Sunstock, Inc. (formerly known as Sandgate Acquisition Corporation) (“Sunstock” or “the Company”) was incorporated on July 23, 2012 under the laws of the State of Delaware to engage in any lawful corporate undertaking, including, but not limited to, selected mergers and acquisitions. Sunstock operations to date have been limited to issuing shares of its common stock. Sunstock may attempt to locate and negotiate with a business entity for the combination of that target company with Sunstock. The combination will normally take the form of a merger, stock-for-stock exchange or stock-for-assets exchange. In most instances the target company will wish to structure the business combination to be within the definition of a tax-free reorganization under Section 351 or Section 368 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. No assurances can be given that Sunstock will be successful in locating or negotiating with any target company. Sunstock has been formed to provide a method for a foreign or domestic private company to become a reporting company with a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In December 2014, the Company purchased 100 ounces of silver. In 2015, the Company purchased additional precious metals for $302,429 and shifting more of its capital to the acquisition of precious metals. The Company holds physical coins and bullion rather than contracts for delivery of precious metals or certificates. In time of economic crisis, there may be no guarantee of the delivery of precious metals as contracts and certificates may exceed available stock.
Currently, the Company anticipates holding its precious metals as a long term investment. Depending on market conditions, the Company anticipates holding its silver holdings until the market price exceeds $50. Likewise, the Company does not plan to sell its gold holdings unless the market price exceeds $2,500.
BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2015, which has been derived from audited financial statements and the interim unaudited condensed financial statements as of March 31, 2016 and 2015 have been prepared in accordance with Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Form 10-Q and Article 8 of SEC Regulation S-X. These condensed financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. Therefore, these unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Form 10-K.
The condensed financial statements included herein as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are unaudited; however, they contain all normal recurring accruals and adjustments that, in the opinion of the Company’s management, are necessary to present fairly the condensed financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2016, the condensed results of its operations and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or any future interim periods.
USE OF ESTIMATES
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP), requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, 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. Significant estimates made by the Company’s management include but are not limited to valuation of marketable securities, realizability of inventories and value of stock-based transactions.
The Company currently operates in one segment and in one geographic location in the United States of America. Although the Company has dollar store operations and holds quantities of silver, the Company considers itself to operate in one segment.
CONCENTRATION OF RISK
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash. The Company places its cash with high quality banking institutions. The Company did not have cash balances in excess of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation limit as of March 31, 2016.
Inventories consist of merchandise for sale and are stated at the lower of cost or market determined on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. When a purchase contains multiple copies of the same item, they are stated at average cost.
Inventories – silver consists primarily of silver and small amounts of gold held for sale and are stated at cost. Currently, the Company anticipates holding its precious metals as a long term investment. Depending on market conditions, the Company anticipates holding its silver holdings until the market price exceeds $50. Likewise, the Company does not plan to sell its gold holdings unless the market price exceeds $2,500.
At each balance sheet date, the Company evaluates its ending inventory quantities on hand and on order and records a provision for excess quantities and obsolescence. Among other factors, the Company considers historical demand and forecasted demand in relation to the inventory on hand, competitiveness of product offerings, market conditions and product life cycles when determining obsolescence and net realizable value. In addition, the Company considers changes in the market value of components in determining the net realizable value of its inventory. Provisions are made to reduce excess or obsolete inventories to their estimated net realizable values. Once established, write-downs are considered permanent adjustments to the cost basis of the excess or obsolete inventories.
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of 3 to 5 years. Any leasehold improvements are depreciated at the lesser of the useful life of the asset or the lease term.
The Company reviews the carrying values of its long-lived assets for possible impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. If the expected future cash flow from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition is less than the carrying amount of the asset, a impairment loss is recognized and measured using the fair value of the related asset. No impairment charges were incurred as of March 31, 2016. There can be no assurance, however, that market conditions will not change or demand for the Company’s services will continue, which could result in impairment of long-lived assets in the future.
The Company recognizes revenues in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board ASC Topic 605. Accordingly, the Company recognizes revenues when there is persuasive evidence that an arrangement exists, product delivery and acceptance have occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability of the transaction is assured.
The Company accounts for income taxes and the related accounts under the liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the income tax bases of assets and liabilities. A valuation allowance is applied against any net deferred tax asset if, based on available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Therefore, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance against the net deferred tax assets. The Company’s income tax provision consists of state minimum taxes.
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
Basic earnings (loss) per share represent income (loss) available to common stockholders divided by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflects additional common shares that would have been outstanding if dilutive potential common shares had been issued, as well as any adjustment to income (loss) that would result from the assumed issuance. The potential common shares that may be issued by the Company relate to outstanding stock options and have been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because they would reduce the reported loss per share and therefore have an anti-dilutive effect.
As of March 31, 2016, there were no potentially dilutive shares that were excluded from the diluted earnings (loss) per share as their effect would have been antidilutive for the year then ended.
FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Company measures the fair value of certain of its financial assets on a recurring basis. A fair value hierarchy is used to rank the quality and reliability of the information used to determine fair values. Financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value will be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:
Level 1 – Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2 – Inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities, unadjusted quoted prices in the markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities; and
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.
As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s financial instruments include cash, investments in marketable securities, accounts payable and accrued litigation. The carrying amount of cash, accounts payable, and accrued litigation approximates fair value due to the short-term maturities of these instruments. The fair value of the marketable securities as determined based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets are level 1 inputs.
NOTE 2 - INVESTMENTS IN MARKETABLE SECURITIES
The Company accounts for investments in marketable securities in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board FASB ASC Topic 320. The Company determined the appropriate classification of its investments at the time of purchase and reevaluated such designation at each balance sheet date.
Marketable debt and equity securities that were bought and held principally for the purpose of selling them in the near term were classified as trading securities and are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses recognized in earnings. Realized gains and losses and declines in value judged to be other than temporary are determined based on the specific identification method and were reported in earnings in the statements of operations. Prior to liquidation, the Company classified its securities as trading.
Changes in fair value of securities sold, not yet purchased were recognized in earnings currently and in the same caption as gains and losses on securities.
NOTE 3 - GOING CONCERN
The Company has not posted operating income since inception. It has an accumulated deficit of approximately $742,000 as of March 31, 2016. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s continuation as a going concern is dependent on its ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operations to meet its obligations, which it has not been able to accomplish to date, and /or obtain additional financing from its stockholders and/or other third parties.
These financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies the Company will continue to meet its obligations and continue its operations for the next fiscal year. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon financial support from its stockholders, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary equity financing to continue operations, successfully locating and negotiate with a business entity for the combination of that target company with the Company.
There is no assurance that the Company will ever be profitable. The financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that may result should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
NOTE 4 - RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)” (“ASU 2014-09”). ASU 2014-09 amends the guidance for revenue recognition to replace numerous, industry-specific requirements and converges areas under this topic with those of the International Financial Reporting Standards. The ASU implements a five-step process for customer contract revenue recognition that focuses on transfer of control, as opposed to transfer of risk and rewards. The amendment also requires enhanced disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows from contracts with customers. Other major provisions include the capitalization and amortization of certain contract costs, ensuring the time value of money is considered in the transaction price, and allowing estimates of variable consideration to be recognized before contingencies are resolved in certain circumstances. The amendments in this ASU are effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and early adoption is prohibited. Entities can transition to the standard either retrospectively or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption. Management is currently assessing the impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, “Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern.” The amendments in this update provide guidance in U.S. GAAP about management’s responsibilities to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures. The main provision of the amendments are for an entity’s management, in connection with the preparation of financial statements, to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. Management’s evaluation should be based on relevant conditions and events that are known or reasonably knowable at the date the consolidated financial statements are issued. When management identifies conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern, the entity should disclose information that enables users of the consolidated financial statements to understand all of the following: (1) principal conditions or events that raised substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern (before consideration of management’s plans); (2) management’s evaluation of the significance of those conditions or events in relation to the entity’s ability to meet its obligations; and (3) management’s plans that alleviated substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern or management’s plans that are intended to mitigate the conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The amendments in this update are effective for interim and annual reporting periods after December 15, 2016 and early application is permitted. The Company is currently assessing this guidance for future implementation.
In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. This update requires capitalized debt issuance costs to be classified as a reduction to the carrying value of debt rather than a deferred charge, as is currently required. This update will be effective for the Company for all annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and is required to be adopted retroactively for all periods presented, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the expected impact of this new accounting standard on its financial statements.
NOTE 5 - FAIR VALUE DISCLOSURE
The following table presents fair values for those assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and the level within the fair value hierarchy in which the measurements fall. No transfers among the levels within the fair value hierarchy occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2016.
|Investments in marketable securities||Level 1||$||-|
|Investments in precious metals||Level 1||$||338,467|
For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company recorded a realized gain on investments in marketable securities of $5,046 and unrealized gain in investments in precious metals of $36,038. For the three months ended March 31, 2015 the Company recorded a realized gain on investments in marketable securities of $1,780 and no unrealized gain on investments in precious metals.
NOTE 6 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
|December 31, 2016||December 31, 2015|
|Furniture and equipment||$||8,875||$||8,875|
|Less – accumulated depreciation||(2,020||)||(1,146||)|
Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, was approximately $900 and $300, respectively.
NOTE 7 - RELATED PARTY BALANCES
The Company has not incurred any salaries and related expenses during 2016 or 2015. The parents of the Company’s officer have contributed their time without compensation, nor any amounts due. They assist with operating the Company’s store. In addition, the Company receives consulting services from a shareholder without any compensation, nor any amounts due. The Company approximates the quarterly expense would total $15,000 to hire and pay for comparable services. No such amounts have been recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2016 or 2015.
The Company has a non-interest bearing, non-secured line of credit by a shareholder. The line is due on demand. During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company had no borrowings and no amounts due.
In January 2015, the Company’s CEO has provided the Company with a revolving line of credit of up to $120,000. All principal and interest (5%) was due and payable in January 2016. There were no borrowings under the revolving line and it was closed in February 2016 .
The Company has $30,000 non-interest bearing, non-secured line of credit with a shareholder. The line is due on demand. At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company had net borrowings of approximately $15,000 and $20,000 respectively, which are included in accounts payable in the accompanying condensed balance sheets. The line expires in June 2016.
NOTE 8 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGIENCIES
The Company entered into a lease agreement on October 30, 2013 for 2,239 square feet of retail shop space for this store. The lease requires combined monthly payments of base rent of $3,733 for thirty six months beginning February 2014. On April 8, 2014 the Company entered into a sixty-seven month lease agreement for its second retail store. The lease requires monthly payments of base rent of $4,756, with free rent for months one through four, month seven, month nine and month eleven. The base rent increases gradually over the term of the lease. This store began operations on May 8, 2014.
On August 21, 2014 the first store was forced to close due to below code electrical wiring the landlord had provided. Perishable inventory at this store was relocated to the second store as nonperishables were moved into storage along with fixed assets until a new location is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015. Related rents and associated costs have ceased with a final settlement pending. On January 27, 2015 the Company filed a lawsuit to recover these costs either through insurance proceeds or landlord settlement.
In February, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with a media consultant to create brand awareness in return for 150,000 shares of fully vested, non-forfeitable common stock valued at $187,500 (based on the market closing price on the measurement date) and $1,500 per each filming session. The shares are recorded as prepaid consulting expense in the accompanying condensed balance sheet. The Company amortized approximately $23,000 of consulting expense during the three months ended March 31, 2016.
In December 2013, the Company issued 75,000 shares of common stock to a third party (the “Shareholder”) for consideration of $16,000. Such consideration was received directly by Jason Chang, CEO, and was not deposited into the Company’s bank account. As the funds had not been received by the Company, such amounts have been recorded as compensation to Mr. Chang as of December 31, 2014. In April 2014, the Company received notice from the Shareholder that he had filed a lawsuit against the Company and its CEO relating to the delay in the complainants’ stock reaching public listing services. The Company had made efforts to settle this issue, without an agreement being reached. As such, the Company has recorded a loss contingency based on its best estimate of all costs to be incurred for the ultimate settlement of this matter. The Company estimates its exposure to be $55,200, and has reflected this amount in accrued litigation on the accompanying balance sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.
INDEMNITIES AND GUARANTEES
The Company has made certain indemnities and guarantees, under which it may be required to make payments to a guaranteed or indemnified party, in relation to certain actions or transactions. The Company indemnifies its directors, officers, employees and agents, as permitted under the laws of the State of Delaware. In connection with its facility leases, the Company has agreed to indemnify its lessors for certain claims arising from the use of the facilities. The duration of the guarantees and indemnities varies, and is generally tied to the life of the agreement. These guarantees and indemnities do not provide for any limitation of the maximum potential future payments the Company could be obligated to make. Historically, the Company has not been obligated nor incurred any payments for these obligations and, therefore, no liabilities have been recorded for these indemnities and guarantees in the accompanying balance sheet.
NOTE 9 - STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY
The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of common stock and 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock. As of March 31, 2016, 10,692,103 shares of common stock and no preferred stock were issued and outstanding.
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company agreed to issue an aggregate of 180,000 shares of fully vested non-forfeitable shares of common stock to certain consultants of the Company. The shares were valued at $216,000 (based on the closing market price on the measurement date) and have been recorded as prepaid consulting in the accompanying condensed balance sheet. The Company has amortized approximately $27,000 of such expense during the three months ended March 31, 2016.
NOTE 10 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In April and May of 2016, the Company issued 1,000 shares of common stock for $500 in cash as well as 1,800,000 shares to related parties in exchange for services in 2016 and 2017. As well as 210,000 shares were issued to employees for services in 2016 and 2017.
Sunstock, Inc., formerly Sandgate Acquisition Corporation (“Sunstock”) was incorporated on July 23, 2012 under the laws of the State of Delaware to engage in any lawful corporate undertaking, including, but not limited to, selected mergers and acquisitions.
Since inception, Sunstock has been in the developmental stage and its operations to date have been limited to issuing shares of common stock and filing a registration statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended to register its class of common stock.
Sunstock had been formed to provide a method for a foreign or domestic private company to become a reporting company with a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
New management intends to develop the Company for the acquisition and operation of hotels, discount retail stores, and residential properties in the high demand areas of California, particularly Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. In December 2014, the Company entered into the investment in precious metals as listed on their balance sheet ended March 31, 2016 of $338,467. In September 2013, new management developed plans to open and operate two retail stores in Sacramento, California. On October 30, 2013, the Company entered into a Purchase Agreement with Dollar Store Services, Inc. to develop, design and build out a retail store which the Company began operating in February 2014. Additionally, the Company entered into a lease agreement on October 30, 2013 for 2,239 square feet of retail shop space for this store in Sacramento, California. The lease requires monthly payments for rent and maintenance of $3,733 for thirty six months beginning February 2014.
Management opened an additional retail store in Sacramento, California in May of 2014 and entered into a retail shop lease for sixty-seven months beginning May 2014 for approximately 4,756 square feet. The monthly base rent for this location is currently $4,756, with seven months of free rent throughout the first eleven months. The base rent will gradually increase until the term expires in 2019. This store began operations on May 8, 2014 until December 2015 at which time the Company entered into a lease agreement for 2,700 square feet of retail shop space to replace their previous location above. The lease requires combined monthly payments of base rent of $1,950 for six months beginning January 2016 with a one year option.
Silver and other precious metals, may be used as an investment. A traditional way of investing in silver is by buying actual bullion bars. In some countries, like Switzerland and Liechtenstein, bullion bars can be bought or sold over the counter at major banks. Another means of buying and trading silver is through silver coins. Silver coins include the one ounce 99.99% pure Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and the one ounce 99.93% pure American Silver Eagle. Likewise, an increasing popular method of trading in silver and precious metals is through exchange-traded products, such as exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes and closed-end funds that aim to track the price of silver. Silver exchange-traded products are traded on the major stock exchanges including the London and New York Stock Exchanges.
The Company believes that simulative monetary policies adopted by the United States, the European Union, China and Japan may cause an increase in inflation. Gold and silver have traditionally served as a hedge against economic uncertainty and high inflation.
As of the date of this report, no business combinations have been entered into or effected. When any such business combination is effected, if any, the Company will file a Form 8-K.
The most likely target companies are those seeking the perceived benefits of a reporting corporation. Such perceived benefits may include facilitating or improving the terms on which additional equity financing may be sought, providing liquidity for incentive stock options or similar benefits to key employees, increasing the opportunity to use securities for acquisitions, providing liquidity for shareholders and other factors.
Business opportunities may be available in many different industries and at various stages of development, all of which will make the task of comparative investigation and analysis of such business opportunities difficult and complex.
In analyzing prospective business opportunities, Sunstock may consider such matters as the available technical, financial and managerial resources; working capital and other financial requirements; history of operations, if any; prospects for the future; nature of present and expected competition; the quality and experience of management services which may be available and the depth of that management; the potential for further research, development, or exploration; specific risk factors not now foreseeable but which may be anticipated; the potential for growth or expansion; the potential for profit; the perceived public recognition or acceptance of products, services, or trades; name identification; and other relevant factors. This discussion of the proposed criteria is not meant to be restrictive of the virtually unlimited discretion of Sunstock to search for and enter into potential business opportunities.
A combination will normally take the form of a merger, stock-for-stock exchange or stock-for-assets exchange. In most instances the target company will wish to structure the business combination to be within the definition of a tax-free reorganization under Section 351 or Section 368 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Sunstock has, and will continue to have, limited capital with which to provide the owners of business entities with any cash or other assets.
As of March 31, 2016, The Company has not posted operating income since inception. It has an accumulated deficit of ($741,574) since inception. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s continuation as a going concern is dependent on its ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operations to meet its obligations, which it has not been able to accomplish to date, and /or obtain additional financing from its stockholders and/or other third parties.
Critical Accounting Policies
There have been no material changes from the critical accounting policies as previously discussed in our annual report on Form 10-k for the year ended /December 31, 2015.
Results of Operations
Discussion of the Three Months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015
The Company generated revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2016 of $13,408 as compared to $17,431 in revenues posted for the three ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in revenues is primarily due to the closing of the first store location in August 2014 and sales at the second store not at pace with the first quarter of 2015.
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company posted an operating loss of $75,187 as compared to an operating loss of $50,236 for the three months ending March 31, 2015, such increase is primarily related to an increase in expenses related to increased operating expenses and amortization of prepaid services.
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company used net cash of $39,401 in its operating net loss, decrease in accounts payable and unrealized losses in the period. During such period, the Company also generated cash from investing activities in the amount of $44,616. The Company had a cash balance of $18,914 as of March 31, 2016.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2016, the Company had $18,914 in cash and $25,555 in inventory – products, $338,467 in inventory - silver.
As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.
Off-balance Sheet Arrangements
The Company has not entered into any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that would be considered material to investors.
Information not required to be filed by Smaller reporting companies.
Pursuant to Rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of its disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rules. This evaluation was done as of the end of the fiscal year under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s principal executive officer (who is also the principal financial officer). There have been no significant changes in internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect internal controls subsequent to the date of the evaluation. Based upon that evaluation, he believes that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are not effective in gathering, analyzing and disclosing information needed to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in its periodic reports is recorded, summarized and processed timely. The principal executive officer is directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company.
Management’s Report of Internal Control over Financial Reporting
The Company is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting in accordance with the Rule 13a-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company’s officer, its president, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2016 based on the criteria establish in Internal Control Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of March 31, 2016, based on those criteria. A control system can provide only reasonably, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues have been detected.
A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.
The material weaknesses identified are:
1. Inadequate number of personnel that could accurately and timely record and report the Company’s financial statements in accordance with GAAP;
We did not employ an adequate number of people to ensure a control environment that would allow for the accurate and timely reporting of the financial statements.
2. Ineffective controls to ensure that the accounting for transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP financial statements;
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, adjustments were made to the general ledger, which collectively could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Notwithstanding the existence of these material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting, we believe that the financial statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Further, we do not believe the material weaknesses identified had an impact on prior financial statements.
As part of our ongoing remedial efforts, we have and will continue to, among other things:
1. Expanded our accounting policy and controls organization by recently hiring qualified accounting and finance personnel;
2. Increase our efforts to educate both our existing and expanded accounting policy and control organization on the application of the internal control structure;
3. Emphasize with management the importance of our internal control structure;
4. Seek outside consulting services where our existing accounting policy and control organization believes the complexity of the existing exceeds our internal capabilities.
5. Plan to implement improved accounting systems.
We believe that the foregoing actions will improve our internal control over financial reporting, as well as our disclosure controls and procedures. We intend to perform such procedures and commit such resources as necessary to continue to allow us to overcome or mitigate these material weaknesses such that we can make timely and accurate quarterly and annual financial filings until such time as those material weaknesses are fully addressed and remediated.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There have been no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting during its first fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.
In April 2014, the Company received notice that a shareholder had filed a lawsuit against the Company. The Company estimates the cost of this lawsuit will be approximately $55,200, and has reflected this amount in accrued litigation in the accompanying balance sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.
There are no other litigation pending or threatened by or against the Company.
In the quarter ending March 31, 2016, the Company has sold 330,000 shares of securities which were not registered.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Item 407(c)(3) of Regulation S-K:
During the quarter covered by this Report, there have not been any material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to the Board of Directors.
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|32||Certification of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
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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.
|Dated: May 19, 2016||By:||/s/ Jason C. Chang|
|Jason C. Chang|
|President, Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Executive and Accounting Officer)|
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302
I, Jason C. Chang, certify that:
1. I have reviewed this Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016 of Sunstock, Inc. (formerly Sandgate Acquisition Corporation).
2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluations; and
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
|Date: May 19, 2016||/s/ Jason C. Chang|
|Principal Executive and Accounting officer|
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 906
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, I, the undersigned officer of Sunstock Inc. (formerly Sandgate Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”)), hereby certify to my knowledge that:
The Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016 of the Company fully complies, in all material respects, with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the information contained in the Report fairly represents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.
|Date: May 19, 2016||/s/ Jason C. Chang|
|Principal Executive and Accounting officer|