U.S. 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 November 30, 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: 000-55418


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KUSH BOTTLES, INC.

(Name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)


Nevada

46-5268202

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1800 Newport Circle, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number including area code:  (714) 243-4311


N/A

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

___________________





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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 past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]


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


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



Large accelerated filer  [   ]

Accelerated filer    [    ]

Non-accelerated filer    [   ]

Smaller reporting company    [X]



Indicate by check mark whether registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes [  ] No [X]


Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 49,734,174 shares outstanding as of January 11, 2017.



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KUSH BOTTLES, INC.


Index


 

Page

Part I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016 (unaudited)

4

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited)

5

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited)

6

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

7

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

18

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk

23

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

23

 

 

 

 

Part II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

 

25

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

25

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

26




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KUSH BOTTLES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)



 

 

 

 

November 30,

 

August 31,

 

 

 

 

2016

 

2016

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

2,000,439

 

$

1,027,003

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

266,018

 

199,844

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

882,227

 

596,456

 

Inventory

 

1,236,720

 

1,142,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

 

4,385,404

 

2,965,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

2,376,589

 

2,376,589

 

Deposits

 

12,220

 

12,220

 

Property and equipment, net

 

593,234

 

273,597

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

7,367,447

 

$

5,628,167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

546,332 

 

$

369,636 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

437,750 

 

549,101 

 

Notes payable - current portion

 

20,637 

 

20,247 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

1,004,719 

 

938,984 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG-TERM DEBT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

 

33,950 

 

39,307 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

1,038,669 

 

978,291 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS and CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 265,000,000 shares authorized, 49,391,896 and 48,300,162 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

49,390 

 

48,300 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

7,118,054 

 

5,278,284 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(838,666)

 

(676,708)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

6,328,778 

 

4,649,876 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

$

7,367,447 

 

$

5,628,167 


See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements



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KUSH BOTTLES, INC

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)


 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

November 30,

 

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

$

2,472,295 

 

$

1,720,581 

COST OF GOODS SOLD

 

1,637,652 

 

1,148,209 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROSS PROFIT

 

834,643 

 

572,372 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

9,304 

 

5,890 

 

Stock compensation expense

 

115,244 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

847,076 

 

559,283 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

971,624 

 

565,173 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

 

(136,981)

 

7,199 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

 

(23,944)

 

19 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(1,033)

 

(2,298)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Other Income (Expenses)

 

(24,977)

 

(2,279)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(161,958)

 

4,920 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

$

(161,958)

 

$

4,920 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

$

0.00 

 

$

(0.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

$

0.00 

 

$

(0.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON   SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC

 

48,713,496 

 

46,132,779 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - DILUTED

 

50,511,299 

 

47,054,237 



See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements




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KUSH BOTTLES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)


 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

November 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(161,958)

 

$

4,920 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net

 

 

 

 

 

   cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

29,735 

 

19,788 

 

 

Stock compensation expense

 

115,244 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(66,174)

 

(12,100)

 

 

Prepaids

 

(366,550)

 

8,320 

 

 

Inventory

 

(94,262)

 

(257,281)

 

 

Accounts payable

 

176,696 

 

328,410 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

(111,351)

 

26,736 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

(478,620)

 

118,793 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(164,976)

 

(47,282)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(164,976)

 

(47,282)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repayment of related party loan

 

 

(33,332)

 

Repayment of notes payable

 

(4,967)

 

(12,442)

 

Proceeds from sale of stock

 

1,621,999 

 

71,000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,617,032 

 

25,226 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE IN CASH

 

973,436 

 

96,737 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

1,027,003 

 

201,259 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AT END OF PERIOD

 

$

2,000,439 

 

$

297,996 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH PAID FOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

1,033 

 

$

2,298 

 

 

Income taxes

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepaid services paid in stock

 

$

103,617 

 

$


See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements



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KUSH BOTTLES, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)


NOTE 1 – NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

   

Nature of Business

 

Kush Bottles, Inc. (“the Company”) was incorporated in the state of Nevada on February 26, 2014.  The Company specializes in the wholesale distribution of packaging supplies for the cannabis industry. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Kim International Corporation (KIM), a California corporation, was originally incorporated as Hy Gro Economics Corporation ("Hy Gro") on December 2, 2010. On October 30, 2012, Hy Gro amended its articles of incorporation to reflect a name change to KIM International Corporation (KIM).

 

Recapitalization

 

On March 4, 2014, the shareholders of KIM exchanged all 10,000 of their common shares for 32,400,000 common shares of Kush Bottles, Inc. The operations of KIM became the operations of Kush after the share exchange and accordingly the transaction is accounted for as a recapitalization of KIM whereby the historical financial statements of KIM are presented as the historical financial statements of the combined entity.

 

Subsequent to the share exchange, the members of KIM owned 32,400,000 of shares of Company’s common stock, effectively obtaining operational and management control of Kush. Kush had no operations prior to the share exchange. As a result of the recapitalization, KIM was the acquiring entity in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The accumulated losses of KIM were carried forward after the completion of the share exchange. Operations prior to the share exchange were those of KIM.

 

All reference to common stock shares and per share amounts have been restated to effect the recapitalization which occurred on March 4, 2014.


Acquisition of Dank Bottles, LLC


On April 10, 2015, the Company entered into an equity purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in Dank Bottles, LLC ("Dank"), a Colorado limited liability company, effectively making Dank a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. In exchange for the purchased interests, the Company paid cash consideration of $373,725 and issued 3,500,000 shares of common stock to the sellers of Dank.


The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. As of April 10, 2015, the assets acquired, including the identifiable intangible assets, and liabilities assumed from Dank were recorded at their respective fair values. Any excess of the purchase price for the acquisition over the net fair value of Dank identified tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded as goodwill. The fair value measurements utilize estimates based on key assumptions of the Acquisition, and historical and current market data.


Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes include the activity of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries KIM and Dank have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by generally accepted accounting principles for annual financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Our operating results for the three-month period ended November 30, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2017, or for any other period. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016.



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Use of Estimates


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

  

Cash and Cash Equivalents


The Company considers cash and cash equivalents to consist of cash on hand and investments having an orginal maturity of 90 days or less that are readily convertible into cash. As of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, the Company had $2,000,439 and $1,027,003, respectively.

  

Accounts Receivable


Trade accounts receivable are carried at their estimated collectible amounts.  Trade credit is generally extended on a short-term basis, thus trade receivables do not bear interest.  Trade accounts receivables are periodically evaluated for collectability based on past credit history and their current financial condition. The Company’s allowance for doubtful accounts was $2,000 as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, respectively.


Inventory


Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value using the first-in first out (FIFO) method. The Company’s inventory consists of finished goods of $1,236,720 and $1,142,458 as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, respectively.


Property and Equipment


Property and equipment is recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, after the asset is placed in service. Asset lives range from 3 to 7 years. Gains and losses from the retirement or disposition of property and equipment are included in operations in the period incurred.  Maintenance and repairs are expensed as incurred.  


Fair Value of Financial Instruments


The fair value of certain of our financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, receivables, other current assets, accounts payable, accrued compensation and employee benefits, other accrued liabilities and notes payable, approximate their carrying amounts because of the short-term maturity of these instruments.


Concentration of Risk


Financial instruments that potentially expose us to concentrations of risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable, which are generally not collateralized. Our policy is to place our cash and cash equivalents with high quality financial institutions, in order to limit the amount of credit exposure. The Company generally does not require collateral from its customers, but its credit extension and collection policies include analyzing the financial condition of potential customers, establishing credit limits, monitoring payments, and aggressively pursuing delinquent accounts. The Company maintains allowances for potential credit losses. A significant portion of the Company’s revenues are derived from the sales of products to the purveyors of cannabis products and services.



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Goodwill and Other Long-Lived Assets


Goodwill represents the excess of cost over the fair value of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business combinations. The Company’s management assess goodwill for impairment on an annual basis during the fourth quarter using an August 1 measurement date unless circumstances require a more frequent measurement. When evaluating goodwill for impairment, the Company may first perform an assessment qualitatively whether it is more likely than not that a reporting unit's carrying amount exceeds its fair value, referred to as a "step zero" approach. If, based on the review of the qualitative factors, the Company determines it is not more likely than not that the fair value of goodwill is less than its carrying value, it would bypass the two-step impairment test. Events and circumstances the Company considers in performing the "step zero" qualitative assessment include macro-economic conditions, market and industry conditions, internal cost factors, share price fluctuations, and the operational stability and the overall financial performance of the reporting units. If the Company concludes that it is more likely than not that a reporting unit's fair value is less than its carrying amount, it would perform the first step (“step one”) of the two-step impairment test and calculate the estimated fair value of the goodwill by using discounted cash flow valuation model. These methods require estimates of future revenues, profits, capital expenditures, working capital, and other relevant factors. The Company estimates these amounts by evaluating historical trends, current budgets, operating plans, industry data, and other relevant factors.


For fiscal 2016, the Company began its assessment with the step zero qualitative analysis because the fair value substantially exceeded the carrying value goodwill. After evaluating and weighing all relevant events and circumstances, the Company concluded that it is not more likely than not that the fair value of goodwill was less its carrying amounts. Consequently, the Company did not perform a step one quantitative analysis in fiscal 2016.


Earnings (Loss) Per Share


The Company computes net loss per share under Accounting Standards Codification subtopic 260-10, "Earnings per Share" (“ASC 260-10”).  Basic net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock.  Diluted net loss per share is computed using the weighted average number of common and common stock equivalent shares outstanding during the period.  


Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing net earnings by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are computed by dividing net earnings by the sum of (a) the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period and (b) the potentially dilutive securities outstanding during the period. Stock options are the only potentially dilutive securities; and the number of dilutive options is computed using the treasury stock method.


The following table sets forth the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share:


 

 

November 30,

 

November 30,

 

 

2016

 

2015

Net income (loss)

 

$

(161,958)

 

$

4,920

Weighted average common shares outstanding for

 

 

 

 

    basic EPS

 

48,713,496 

 

46,132,779

Net effect of dilutive options

 

1,797,803 

 

921,458

Weighted average common shares outstanding for

 

 

 

 

    diluted EPS

 

50,511,299 

 

47,054,237

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.00)

 

$

0.00

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.00)

 

$

0.00


Comprehensive Income (loss)


Comprehensive income (loss) is the change in the Company’s equity (net assets) during each period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owner sources. During the quarters ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company had no elements of comprehensive income or loss.



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Revenue Recognition


It is the Company’s policy that revenues from product sales is recognized in accordance with ASC 605 "Revenue Recognition".  Four basic criteria must be met before revenue can be recognized; (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred; (3) the selling price is fixed and determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured.  Determination of criteria (3) and (4) are based on management’s judgments regarding fixed nature in selling prices of the products delivered and the collectability of those amounts.  The Company has not implemented any specific rebate programs. Provisions for discounts to customers, estimated returns and allowances, and other adjustments are provided for in the same period the related sales are recorded.  During the quarters ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, we had provisions for sales discounts of $19,457 and $19,034, respectively. The Company has not established a formal customer incentive program, but considers and accomodates discounts to certain customers on a case by case basis, including by way of example, for volume shipping or for certain new customers with orders over a specific discretionary dollar threshold.


As of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, the Company had a refund allowance of $0. Consistent with ASC 605-15-25-1, the Company considers factors such as historical return of products, estimated remaining shelf life, price changes from competitors, and introductions of competing products in establishing a refund allowance. The Company recognizes revenues as risk and title to products transfers to the customer (which generally occurs at the time shipment is made), the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured.   The Company defers any revenue for which the product was not delivered or is subject to refund until such time that the Company and the customer jointly determine that the product has been delivered or no refund will be required.


Warranty Costs

 

The Company has not had any historical warranty related expenditures from the sales of its products, which if incurred would result in the return of any defective products by customers.


Business Combinations


Accounting for our acquisitions requires the Company to recognize, separately from goodwill, the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at their acquisition-date fair values. Goodwill as of the acquisition date is measured as the excess of consideration transferred and the net of the acquisition-date fair values of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. While the Company uses its best estimates and assumptions to accurately value assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date, its estimates are inherently uncertain and subject to refinement. As a result, during the measurement period, which may be up to one year from the acquisition date, the Company records adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed with the corresponding offset to goodwill. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the values of assets acquired or liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).


Accounting for business combinations requires the Company’s management to make significant estimates and assumptions, especially at the acquisition date including its estimates for intangible assets, contractual obligations assumed, pre-acquisition contingencies and contingent consideration, where applicable. If management cannot reasonably determine the fair value of a pre-acquisition contingency (non-income tax related) by the end of the measurement period, the Company will recognize an asset or a liability for such pre-acquisition contingency if: (i) it is probable that an asset existed or a liability had been incurred at the acquisition date and (ii) the amount of the asset or liability can be reasonably estimated. Although the Company believes the assumptions and estimates it has made in the past have been reasonable and appropriate, they are based in part on historical experience and information obtained from the management of the acquired companies and are inherently uncertain. Subsequent to the measurement period, changes in the estimates of such contingencies will affect earnings and could have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations and financial position.


Examples of critical estimates in valuing certain of the intangible assets we have acquired include but are not limited to: (i) future expected cash flows from product sales; (ii) the acquired company’s brand and competitive position, as well as assumptions about the period of time the acquired brand will continue to be used in the combined company’s product portfolio. Unanticipated events and circumstances may occur that may affect the accuracy or validity of such assumptions, estimates or actual results.



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In addition, any uncertain tax positions and tax related valuation allowances assumed in connection with a business combination are initially estimated as of the acquisition date. If applicable, the Company would reevaluate these items quarterly based upon facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date with any adjustments to its preliminary estimates being recorded to goodwill provided that we are within the measurement period. Subsequent to the measurement period or the final determination of the tax allowance’s or contingency’s estimated value, whichever comes first, changes to these uncertain tax positions and tax related valuation allowances will affect the Company’s provision for income taxes in our consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income and could have a material impact on our results of operations and financial position.


Share-based Compensation


The Company account for its stock based award in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification subtopic 718-10, "Compensation", which requires fair value measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors, including restricted stock awards.  The Company estimates the fair value of stock using the stock price on the date of the approval of the award.  The fair value is then expensed over the requisite service periods of the awards, which is generally the performance period and the related amount is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations.


Advertising


The Company conducts advertising for the promotion of its services. In accordance with ASC Topic 720-35-25, advertising costs are charged to operations when incurred.

 

Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with accounting guidance now codified as FASB ASC 740, "Income Taxes," which requires that the Company recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets based on the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of assets and liabilities, using enacted tax rates in effect in the years the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred income tax benefit (expense) results from the change in net deferred tax assets or deferred tax liabilities. A valuation allowance is recorded when it is more likely than not that some or all deferred tax assets will not be realized.


The Company applies the provisions of ASC 740, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes". The ASC clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise's financial statements.  The ASC prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  The ASC provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.  The Company did not identify any material uncertain tax positions on returns that have been filed or that will be filed.  The Company did not recognize any interest or penalties for unrecognized tax benefits during the three months ended November 30, 2015 and the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015, nor were any interest or penalties accrued as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016.


Fair Value of Financial Instruments


The Company adopted ASC 820 which defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (an exit price). The standard outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and the related disclosures. Under this standard certain assets and liabilities must be measured at fair value, and disclosures are required for items measured at fair value.


The Company currently does not have non-financial assets or non-financial liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The Company’s financial assets and liabilities are measured using inputs from the three levels of the fair value hierarchy. The three levels are as follows:


Level 1 - Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date. The fair value of the Company’s cash is based on quoted prices and therefore classified as Level 1.



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Level 2 - Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g., interest rates, yield curves, etc.), and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means (market corroborated inputs).

     

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that reflect management’s assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.


Application of Valuation Hierarchy


A financial instrument’s categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The following is a description of the valuation methodology used to measure fair value, as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy.

 

Note Payable – Vehicle Loan. The Company assesses the fair value of this liability to approximate its carrying value based on the effective yields of similar obligations.

 

The Company had no financial assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016.

 

Segment Information

 

The Company is organized as a single operating segment, whereby its chief operating decision maker assesses the performance of and allocates resources to the business as a whole.


Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements


In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-16, "Income Taxes: Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory" as part of its simplification initiatives. The update requires that an entity recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs, rather than deferring the recognition until the asset has been sold to an outside party as is required under current GAAP. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. The new standard will require adoption on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that this update will have on its financial statements and related disclosures.


In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows – Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments.” The update is intended to reduce diversity in practice in how certain transactions are classified and will make eight targeted changes to how cash receipts and cash payments are presented in the statement of cash flows. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. The new standard will require adoption on a retrospective basis unless it is impracticable to apply, in which case the amendments will apply prospectively as of the earliest date practicable. The Company is currently evaluating the effect of this update but does not believe it will have a material impact on its financial statements and related disclosures.


In May 2016, accounting guidance was issued to clarify the not yet effective revenue recognition guidance issued in May 2014. This additional guidance does not change the core principle of the revenue recognition guidance issued in May 2014, rather, it provides clarification of accounting for collections of sales taxes as well as recognition of revenue (i) associated with contract modifications, (ii) for noncash consideration, and (iii) based on the collectability of the consideration from the customer. The guidance also specifies when a contract should be considered “completed” for purposes of applying the transition guidance. The effective date and transition requirements for this guidance are the same as the effective date and transition requirements for the guidance previously issued in 2014, which is effective for interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2017. The Company not yet determined the impact that this new guidance will have on its consolidated financial statements.



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In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The amendments in this update change existing guidance related to accounting for employee share-based payments affecting the income tax consequences of awards, classification of awards as equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new standard establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the consolidated balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the consolidated income statement. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard.


In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The amendments in this update revise the accounting related to the classification and measurement of investments in equity securities and the presentation of certain fair value changes for financial liabilities measured at fair value. The amendments are effective for annual reporting periods after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard.


Other Accounting standards that have been issued or proposed by FASB that do not require adoption until a future date are not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements upon adoption. The Company does not discuss recent pronouncements that are not anticipated to have an impact on or are unrelated to its financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures


NOTE 2 – CONCENTRATIONS OF RISK


Supplier Concentrations


The Company purchases inventory from various suppliers and manufacturers. For the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, three vendors accounted for approximately 47% and 55%, respectively, of total inventory purchases.


Customer Concentrations


During the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, one customer represented 11% and 13% of the Company's revenues, respectively.


NOTE 3 – RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS


The Company leases its California and Colorado facilities from related parties. During the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company made rent payments of $50,700 and $42,300, respectively, to these related parties.


NOTE 4 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT


The major classes of fixed assets consist of the following as of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016:



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November 30,

 

August 31,

 

2016

 

2016

Office Equipment

$

78,996 

 

$

71,507 

Machinery and equipment

472,806 

 

147,577 

Leasehold improvements

63,822 

 

63,323 

Vehicles

132,522 

 

116,592 

 

748,146 

 

398,999 

Accumulated Depreciation

(154,912)

 

(125,402)

 

$

593,234 

 

$

273,597 


Depreciation expense was $29,735 and $19,788, for the three months ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.


NOTE 5 – ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities consist of the following:


 

 

November 30,

 

August 31,

 

 

2016

 

2016

Customer deposits

 

$

261,029

 

$

260,409

Accrued compensation

 

88,114

 

178,769

Credit card liabilities

 

34,139

 

67,813

Deferred rent

 

28,756

 

18,810

Sales tax payable

 

25,712

 

23,300

 

 

$

437,750

 

$

549,101


NOTE 6 – STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

Preferred Stock


The authorized preferred stock is 10,000,000 shares with a par value of $0.001. As of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, the Company has no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.


Common Stock


The authorized common stock is 265,000,000 shares with a par value of $0.001. As of November 30, 2016 and August 31, 2016, 49,391,896 and 48,300,162 shares were issued and outstanding, respectively.


During the three months ended November 30, 2016, the Company sold 1,039,095 shares of its common stock to investors in exchange for cash of $1,621,999.


Share-based Compensation


The Company recorded compensation expense of $115,244 and $0 for the quarters ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, in connection with the issuance of shares of common stock and options to purchase common stock.


During the quarter ended November 30, 2016, the Company issued 52,639 shares of common stock to consultants in exchange for $31,283 of services rendered and $103,617 of prepaid services, for a total of $134,900. The $103,617 of prepaid services is included in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of November 30, 2016.  



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Stock Options


The Company estimates the fair value of share-based compensation utilizing the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which is dependent upon several variables such as the expected option term, expected volatility of our stock price over the expected option term, expected risk-free interest rate over the expected option term, expected dividend yield rate over the expected option term, and an estimate of expected forfeiture rates. The Company believes this valuation methodology is appropriate for estimating the fair value of stock options granted to employees and directors which are subject to ASC Topic 718 requirements. These amounts are estimates and thus may not be reflective of actual future results, nor amounts ultimately realized by recipients of these grants. The Company recognizes compensation on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for each award. The following table summarizes the assumptions the Company utilized to record compensation expense for stock options granted during the quarters ended November 30, 2016 and 2015:


 

 

November 30,

November 30,

 

 

2016

2015

Expected term (years)

 

 

1-4

 

N/A

Expected volatility

 

 

60%

 

N/A

Weighted-average volatility

 

 

60%

 

N/A

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

0.85%-1.57%

 

N/A

Dividend yield

 

 

0%

 

N/A

Expected forfeiture rate

 

 

33%

 

N/A


The expected life is computed using the simplified method, which is the average of the vesting term and the contractual term. The expected volatility is based on management's analysis of historical volatility for comparable companies. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yields with terms equivalent to the expected term of the related option at the time of the grant. While the Company believes these estimates are reasonable, the compensation expense recorded would increase if the expected life was increased, a higher expected volatility was used, or if the expected dividend yield increased.


During the quarter ended November 30, 2016, the Company issued 431,500 stock options pursuant to the Company’s 2016 Stock Incentive Plan, which was adopted on February 9, 2016. A summary of the Company’s stock option activity during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 is presented below:


 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Remaining

 

Aggregate

 

 

No. of

 

Exercise

 

Contractual

 

Intrinsic

 

 

Options

 

Price

 

Term

 

Value

Balance Outstanding, August 31, 2016

 

2,039,000 

 

$

0.57

 

 5.91 years

 

$

2,283,680

Granted

 

431,500 

 

1.83

 

 9.78 years

 

-

Exercised

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

Forfeited

 

(15,000)

 

1.00

 

-

 

-

Balance Outstanding, November 30, 2016

 

2,455,500 

 

$

0.79

 

 6.56 years

 

$

6,338,132

Exercisable, November 30, 2016

 

1,238,750 

 

$

0.25

 

 3.61 years

 

$

3,866,384


The weighted-average grant-date fair value of options granted during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, was $0.74 and $0, respectively. The weighted-average grant-date fair value of options forfeited during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 was $0.46. There were no options exercised during the quarter ended November 30, 2016.



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A summary of the status of the Company’s non-vested options as of August 31, 2016, and changes during the year ended August 31, 2016, is presented below:


 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

No. of

 

Grant-Date

 

 

Options

 

Fair Value

Nonvested at August 31, 2016

 

909,000 

 

$

221,227 

Granted

 

431,500 

 

214,322 

Vested

 

(108,750)

 

(83,961)

Forfeited

 

(15,000)

 

(6,970)

Nonvested at November 30, 2016

 

1,216,750 

 

$

344,618 


As of November 30, 2016, there was $344,618 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the Plan. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.3 years. The total fair value of shares vested during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 was $83,961.  This amount is included in stock compensation expense on the consolidated statements of operations.


NOTE 7 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


Lease


The Company’s corporate head-quarters and primary distribution center is located in Santa Ana, California. The California facility lease expires on August 1, 2018 and requires monthly payments of $10,000 in fiscal 17 and $11,000 in fiscal 18, for a total of $222,000 in lease commitments through the end of term. On April 1, 2016, the Company entered into a new sublease agreement for a facility located in Woodinville, Washington. The lease commenced on July 15, 2016 and expires on January 31, 2020, and requires escalating monthly payments that range between $14,985 and $16,022, for a total of $588,881 in future lease commitments through the end of the lease term. Effective April 10, 2015, the Company assumed the facility lease in Denver, Colorado, which is the headquarters of operations for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dank. On September 1, 2016, the Colorado facility lease was amended to include additional office space. The lease runs through March 31, 2020 and requires escalating monthly payments, ranging between $4,800 and $7,300, for a total of $285,600 in future lease commitments through the end of the term. During the quarters ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, the Company recognized $94,418 and $48,516, respectively, of rental expense, related to its office, retail and warehouse space.


Minimum future commitments under non-cancelable operating leases and other obligations were as follows at November 30, 2016:


2017

 

$

387,295

2018

 

370,570

2019

 

277,372

2020

 

61,244

 

 

$

1,096,481


Other Commitments


In the ordinary course of business, the Company may enter into contractual purchase obligations and other agreements that are legally binding and specify certain minimum payment terms. The Company had no such agreements as of November 30, 2016.



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Litigation


The Company may be subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of its business. Although occasional adverse decisions or settlements may occur, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters should not have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations or liquidity. The Company had no pending legal proceedings or claims as of November 30, 2016.


NOTE 8 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS


Subsequent issuance of Common Stock


Subsequent to November 30, 2016 and through the date of this filing, the Company sold 315,500 shares of its common stock to investors in exchange for cash consideration of $631,000.




















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


Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements


This report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management and information currently available to management. The use of words such as “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “estimates”, “should”, “likely” or similar expressions, indicates a forward-looking statement.


The identification in this report of factors that may affect our future performance and the accuracy of forward-looking statements is meant to be illustrative and by no means exhaustive. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty.


Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:


·

Trends affecting the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or future prospects;

·

The Company’s business and growth strategies;

·

The Company’s financing plans and forecasts;

·

The factors that we expect to contribute to our success and the Company’s ability to be successful in the future;

·

The Company’s business model and strategy for realizing positive results as sales increase;

·

Competition, including the Company’s ability to respond to such competition and its expectations regarding continued competition in the market in which the Company competes;

·

Expenses;

·

The Company’s ability to meet its projected operating expenditures and the costs associated with development of new projects;

·

The Company’s ability to pay dividends or to pay any specific rate of dividends, if declared;

·

The impact of new accounting pronouncements on its financial statements;

·

That the Company’s cash flows from operating activities will be sufficient to meet its projected operating expenditures for the next twelve months;

·

The Company’s market risk exposure and efforts to minimize risk;

·

Development opportunities and its ability to successfully take advantage of such opportunities;

·

Regulations, including anticipated taxes, tax credits or tax refunds expected;

·

The outcome of various tax audits and assessments, including appeals thereof, timing of resolution of such audits, the Company’s estimates as to the amount of taxes that will ultimately be owed and the impact of these audits on the Company’s financial statements;

·

The Company’s overall outlook including all statements under Management’s Discussion and Analysis or Plan of Operation;

·

That estimates and assumptions made in the preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP may differ from actual results; and

·

Expectations, plans, beliefs, hopes or intentions regarding the future.


The following discussion and analysis was prepared to supplement information contained in the accompanying consolidated financial statements and is intended to provide certain details regarding the Company’s financial condition as of November 30, 2016, and the results of operations for the three months ended November 30, 2016.  It should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in this report as well as the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal years ended August 31, 2016 and August 31, 2015.



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Overview


Kush Bottles, Inc. ("Kush" or the "Company") provides customizable packaging products, materials and supplies for the cannabis industry. Representative examples of our products include pop-top bottles, exit/barrier bags, tubes, and other small-sized containers. We sell our solutions predominantly to businesses operating in jurisdictions that have some form of cannabis legalization. These businesses include medical and recreational dispensaries, large and small scale processors, and packaging re-distributors.


We believe that we have created one of the largest product libraries in the cannabis industry, allowing us to be a comprehensive solutions provider to our customers. Our extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment applicable to the cannabis industry allows us to quickly adapt to our customers' packaging requirements. We maintain the flexibility to enter the markets of decriminalized regions by establishing re-distributor partnerships or opening new facilities. We also have the flexibility to introduce new products and services to our vast customer network. We have no supplier purchase commitments and no take or pay arrangements. In addition to these factors, we believe that we offer competitive pricing, prompt deliveries, and excellent customer service. We expect continued growth as we take measures to invest in our own molds and intellectual property.


Results of Operations – Comparison for the three month periods ended November 30, 2016 and 2015


Total revenues increased from $1,720,581 during the three month period ended November 30, 2015 to $2,472,295, which represents an increase of $751,714 or 44%. This increase is primarily attributed to overall growth in the number of customers, average order size, and order volume in all markets. Sales growth was not significantly impacted by inflation or changes in pricing.


Cost of goods sold increased from $1,148,209 during the three month period ended November 30, 2015 to $1,637,652 during the three month period ended November 30, 2016, an increase of $489,443 or 43%. The increase in cost of goods sold was in direct proportion to the increase in revenues. The three primary components of cost of goods sold include direct purchases, direct labor and freight. Gross profits for the quarter ended November 30, 2016 amounted to $834,643 for a 34% gross margin. Gross profits for the quarter ended November 30, 2015 amounted to $572,372 for a 33% gross margin. Gross Profits increased by $262,271 which represents quarter over quarter growth of 46%.


For the quarter ended November 30, 2016, operating expenses amounted to $971,624 compared to $565,173 for the quarter ended November 30, 2015, an increase of $406,451 or 72%. The increase stems from increases in stock compensation expense, payroll, insurance, and rent. Stock compensation expense increased from $0 during the quarter ended November 30, 2015 to $115,244 during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 due to the amortization of stock options and stock payments issued in exchange for services. Payroll and payroll related expenses increased by $146,480 or 46% during the quarter ended November 30, 2016 due to a head-count increase of 15 as the Company has focused on expanding its sales force and operational personnel to better position itself to accommodate market demands. Insurance costs increased by $33,739 or 153% as the Company increased its general liability and D&O coverage. Rent expense increased $45,902 or 95% due to increased rents and the opening of a new larger facility in Woodinville, Washington in July 2016, which has enabled the Company to house more inventory and further penetrate the Washington market.


The net result for the three month period ended November 30, 2016 was a loss of $161,958 or $0.00 loss per share, compared to income of $4,920 or $0.00 income per share for the prior fiscal quarter.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources


At November 30, 2016, we had cash of $2,000,439 and working capital of $3,380,685.


Cash Flows from Operating Activities


For the three month period ended November 30, 2016, net cash used in operating activities was $478,620 compared to $118,793 in net cash provided by operating activities for the three month period ended November 30, 2015. The change is primarily attributed to the increases in the Company’s inventories, prepaid inventories, and accounts receivable as well as a decrease in accrued expenses during the quarter ended November 30, 2016. The Company has focused on expanding inventories in an effort to stay ahead of forecasted demand in the market.



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Cash Flows from Investing Activities


Net cash used in investing activities increased from $47,282 to $164,976 for the three month period ended November 30, 2015 and 2016, respectively, as a direct result of investing in additional fixed assets, specifically production molds.


Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

Net cash provided by financing activities increased from $25,226 to $1,617,032 for the three month period ended November 30, 2015 and 2016, respectively. The increase is directly attributed to the sale of shares of the Company's common stock in private placement offerings in exchange for cash of $1,621,999 during the three month period ended November 30, 2016 compared to $71,000 in offerings during the three month period ended November 30, 2015.


The Company manages its liquidity and financial position in the context of its overall business strategy. The Company continually forecasts and manages its cash, working capital balances, and capital structure to meet the short-term and long-term obligations of its business while seeking to maintain liquidity and financial flexibility.


As of August 31, 2015, the Company has historically funded its operations primarily through the issuance of equity. The Company had a net loss of $339,303 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015, and had an accumulated deficit of $748,447 as of August 31, 2015.  For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016, the Company had net income of $71,739, and an accumulated deficit of $676,708 as of August 31, 2016. The Company’s net accounts receivables have averaged below 10 days of average sales for the past two fiscal years including during the quarter ended November 30, 2016. The Company expects days sales outstanding to remain in the below 10-day range.


The Company believes that income generated from operations are adequate to fund existing obligations and introduce new products for at least the next twelve months. The Company may elect to raise additional funds, through debt or equity financings, for the purposes of expanding current operations, making capital acquisitions, or consummating strategic transactions. Additional equity or debt financing may not be available when needed, on terms favorable to the Company or at all.


Off-Balance Sheet Transactions


We have no off-balance sheet transactions.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates


We believe that the following critical policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our financial statements.

 

We disclose those accounting policies that we consider to be significant in determining the amounts to be utilized for communicating our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows in the first note to our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere herein. Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with these principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results are likely to differ from these estimates, but management does not believe such differences will materially affect our financial position or results of operations.

 

We issue restricted stock to consultants and suppliers for various services for compensation. Cost for these transactions are measured at the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is measurable more reliably measurable. The value of the Common Stock is measured at the earlier of: (i) the date at which a firm commitment for performance by the counterparty to earn the equity instruments is reached or (ii) the date at which the counterparty's performance is complete.

 



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The Company issues options and warrants to consultants, directors, and officers as compensation for services. These options and warrants are valued using the Black-Scholes model, which focuses on the current stock price and the volatility of moves to predict the likelihood of future stock moves. This method of valuation is typically used to price stock options and warrants based on the price of the underlying stock.

 

Intangibles, specifically goodwill, are reviewed for impairment whenever facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. When required impairment losses on assets to be held and used are recognized based on the fair value of the asset. The fair value is determined based on generally on estimates of future cash flows or independent appraisals, if required. If the carrying amount of the intangible asset is not recoverable from its undiscounted cash flows, an impairment loss is recognized for the difference between the carrying amount and fair value of the asset. We estimate fair value using the expected future cash flows discounted at a rate commensurate with the risk associated with the recovery of the assets. We did not recognize any impairment losses for any periods presented. 

 

Fair value estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to our management. The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values. These financial instruments include cash, accounts payable, accrued liabilities. Fair values were assumed to approximate carrying values for these financial instruments since they are short-term in nature and their carrying amounts approximate fair values or they are receivable or payable on demand.


We believe that the following accounting policies are the most critical because they have the greatest impact on the presentation of our financial condition and results of operations.


Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates and assumptions made by management include, but are not limited to, the determination of the provision for income taxes, the fair value of stock-based compensation, and valuation of intangible assets. The Company bases the estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Bad Debts


Trade accounts receivable are stated at the amount the Company expects to collect, and are derived from sales to customers. Management reviews accounts receivable on a periodic basis to determine if any receivables will potentially be uncollectible. A reserve for uncollectible trade receivables is established when collection of amounts due from clients is deemed improbable. Indicators of improbable collection include client bankruptcy, client litigation, client cash flow difficulties, or ongoing service or billing disputes. Historically, the Company has experienced a de minimis amount of bad debts.  Trade credit is generally extended on a short-term basis, thus trade receivables do not bear interest.  

 

Inventory


Inventories, comprised solely of finished goods, are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value using the first-in first out (FIFO) method.



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Revenue Recognition


It is the Company’s policy that revenues from product sales is recognized in accordance with ASC 605 "Revenue Recognition".  Four basic criteria must be met before revenue can be recognized; (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred; (3) the selling price is fixed and determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured.  Determination of criteria (3) and (4) are based on management’s judgments regarding fixed nature in selling prices of the products delivered and the collectability of those amounts.  The Company has not implemented any specific rebate programs. Provisions for discounts to customers, estimated returns and allowances, and other adjustments are provided for in the same period the related sales are recorded.  The Company has not established a formal customer incentive program, but considers and accommodates discounts to certain customers on a case by case basis, including by way of example, for volume shipping or for certain new customers with orders over a specific discretionary dollar threshold. Consistent with ASC 605-15-25-1, the Company considers factors such as historical return of products, estimated remaining shelf life, price changes from competitors, and introductions of competing products in establishing a refund allowance.  The Company recognizes revenues as risk and title to products transfers to the customer (which generally occurs at the time shipment is made), the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured.  The Company defers any revenue for which the product was not delivered or is subject to refund until such time that the Company and the customer jointly determine that the product has been delivered or no refund will be required.


Share-based Compensation


The Company accounts for its stock based awards in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification subtopic 718-10, "Compensation", which requires fair value measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors, including restricted stock awards.  The Company measures and recognizes compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors based on estimated fair value on the date of grant. The value of the portion of the award that is ultimately expected to vest is recognized as expense over the requisite service periods in the Statement of Operations.


The Company estimates the fair value of share-based payment awards on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model.


The Company’s determination of fair value of share-based payment awards on the date of grant is affected by a number of highly complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to the Company’s expected stock price volatility over the term of the awards, stock price, exercise price, dividends paid, expected term and risk free discount rate. Although the fair value of stock options is determined in accordance with an option-pricing model, that value may not be indicative of the fair value observed in a willing buyer/willing seller market transaction.


The fair value is then expensed over the requisite service periods of the awards, which is generally the performance period and the related amount is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations.


Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with accounting guidance now codified as FASB ASC 740, "Income Taxes," which requires that the Company recognize deferred tax liabilities and assets based on the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of assets and liabilities, using enacted tax rates in effect in the years the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred income tax benefit (expense) results from the change in net deferred tax assets or deferred tax liabilities. A valuation allowance is recorded when it is more likely than not that some or all deferred tax assets will not be realized.


The Company applies the provisions of ASC 740, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes". The ASC clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise's financial statements.  The ASC prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  The ASC provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.  The Company did not identify any material uncertain tax positions on returns that have been filed or that will be filed.  



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Foreign Currency Transactions


None.


Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk


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


Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.


Disclosure Controls and Procedures


We maintain “disclosure controls and procedures”, as that term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e), promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Disclosure controls and procedures include controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our company’s reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.


As required by paragraph (b) of Rules 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, evaluated our company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Based on this evaluation, our management concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.


Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over the Company's financial reporting.  In order to evaluate the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have conducted an assessment, including testing, using the criteria in Internal Control – Integrated Framework, issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") (2013).  Our system of internal control over financial reporting is designed 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.  Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.  This assessment included review of the documentation of controls, evaluation of the design effectiveness of controls, testing of the operating effectiveness of controls and a conclusion on this evaluation.  Based on this evaluation, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of November 30, 2016.  The ineffectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting was due to the following material weaknesses, which are indicative of many small companies with small staff:

        

(i)

inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives;


(ii)

lack of a code of ethics;


(iii)

lack of a whistleblower policy;


(iv)

lack of an independent board of directors or board committees related to financial reporting; and

 

(iv)

lack of multiple levels of supervision and review.

 



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We believe that the weaknesses identified above have not had any material effect on our financial results. While not being legally obligated to have an audit committee, it is our management’s view that such a committee, including an independent financial expert member, is an utmost important entity level control over the Company’s financial statements. Currently, the board of directors acts in the capacity of the audit committee. However, we are currently reviewing our disclosure controls and procedures related to these material weaknesses and expect to implement changes in the current fiscal year, including identifying specific areas within our governance, accounting and financial reporting processes to add adequate resources to potentially mitigate these material weaknesses.


Our management will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our internal controls and procedures and our internal controls over financial reporting on an ongoing basis and is committed to taking further action and implementing additional enhancements or improvements, as necessary and as funds allow.


Because of its inherent limitations, internal controls over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.  Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.  All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations.  Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.


 Management's Remediation Plan


The weaknesses and their related risks are not uncommon in a company of our size because of the limitations in the size and number of staff. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties has not always been possible and may not be economically feasible.


However, we plan to take steps to enhance and improve the design of our internal control over financial reporting.  During the period covered by this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, we have not been able to remediate the material weaknesses identified above.  To remediate such weaknesses, we plan to implement the following changes in the current fiscal year as resources allow:


(i)

appoint additional qualified personnel to address inadequate segregation of duties and implement modifications to our financial controls to address such inadequacies; and


(ii)

adopt a written whistleblower policy and code of ethics; and


(iii)

appoint an independent board of directors, including board committees related to financial controls and reporting.  

 

The remediation efforts set out herein will be implemented in the current 2017 fiscal year.  Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues, if any, within our company have been detected.  These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake.


Management believes that despite our material weaknesses set forth above, our financial statements for the three month period ended November 30, 2016 are fairly stated, in all material respects, in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


During the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2016, we implemented a new accounting software system which allows for greater security and restricted access to computer systems.  This change had a material effect on our internal control over financial reporting as it establishes another level of formal controls.



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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION


Item 1.  

Legal Proceedings.


To the best of the Company’s knowledge and belief, no legal proceedings are currently pending or threatened.


Item 1A.

Risk Factors.


We are not required to provide this information as we are a Smaller Reporting Company.


Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


The authorized common stock is 265,000,000 shares with a par value of $0.001. As of November 30, 2016, and August 31, 2016, 49,391,896 and 48,300,162 shares were issued and outstanding, respectively.


During the three months ended November 30, 2016, the Company sold 1,039,095 shares of its common stock to investors in exchange for cash of $1,621,999.


Subsequent to November 30, 2016 and through the date of this filing, the Company sold 315,500 shares of its common stock to investors in exchange for cash consideration of $631,000.


Item 3.

Default Upon Senior Securities.


None.


Item 4.  

Mine Safety Disclosures.


Not applicable to our Company.


Item 5.  

Other Information.


None.


Item 6.  

Exhibits


31.1

Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Nicholas Kovacevich.

31.2

Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Chris Martin

32.1

Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Nicholas Kovacevich.

32.2

Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Chris Martin.


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SIGNATURES


In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.



KUSH BOTTLES, INC.



Date:  January 11, 2017  

By:  

/s/ Nicholas Kovacevich

Chief Executive Officer and Secretary


Date:  January 11, 2017  

By:  

/s/ Chris Martin

Chief Financial Officer





















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