UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 205

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED September 30, 2019.

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from ______________ to _______________.

 

Commission File Number: 001-35586

 

TARONIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   26-0250418

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

300 W. Clarendon Avenue

Suite 230

Phoenix, Arizona

  85013
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(866) 370-3835

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

MagneGas Corporation; MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   TRNX   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

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 every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).

Yes [X] No [  ]

 

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

 

  Large accelerated filer [  ]   Accelerated filer [  ]
  Non-accelerated filer [X]   Smaller reporting company [X]
  Emerging growth company [  ]    

 

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

 

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

 

As of November 19, 2019 there were 25,086,290 shares of the issuer’s $0.001 par value common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

   
   

 

TARONIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(F/K/A MAGNEGAS CORPORATION AND MAGNEGAS APPLIED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FORM 10-Q REPORT

September 30, 2019

 

    Page Number
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements. 3
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 21
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 28
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 28
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 30
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 30
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 32
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities. 32
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 32
Item 5. Other Information. 32
Item 6. Exhibits. 32
     
SIGNATURES 33

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

  Page
Number
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2019 (unaudited) and December 31, 2018 4
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 5
   
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 6
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 7
   
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 8

 

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Taronis Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

(f/k/a MagneGas Corporation and MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.)

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

    September 30, 2019     December 31, 2018  
    (unaudited)        
Assets                
                 
Current Assets                
                 
Cash   $ 536     $ 1,599  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $546 and $419, respectively     3,007       1,395  
Inventory     3,476       2,921  
Prepaid and other current assets     970       332  
Total Current Assets     7,989       6,247  
                 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $3,524 and $2,683, respectively     16,706       9,686  
Deposit on acquisition     -       550  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,585 and $824, respectively     7,374       3,379  
Restricted deposit     816       806  
Security deposits     184       227  
Right-of-use assets, net of accumulated amortization of $573 and $0, respectively     3,569       -  
Goodwill     11,123       6,691  
                 
Total Assets   $ 47,761     $ 27,586  
                 
Liabilities, Temporary Equity and Stockholders’ Equity                
                 
Current Liabilities                
                 
Accounts payable   $ 2,811     $ 2,601  
Accrued expenses     1,601       755  
Financing leases liability, current     90       90  
Operating leases liability, current     625       -  
Note payable, net of debt discount of $147 and $0, respectively     1,386       94  
                 
Total Current Liabilities     6,513       3,540  
                 
Long Term Liabilities                
Note payable, net of current     1,477       602  
Financing leases liability, net of current     97       203  
Operating leases liability, net of current     2,944       -  
Senior convertible debenture, net of debt discount of $65 and $0, respectively     457       -  
Total Liabilities     11,488       4,345  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies                
 Temporary Equity                
Series E Preferred stock: 455,882 shares designated; 0 and 36,765 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, with a liquidation preference of approximately $0 at September 30, 2019     -       50  
Stockholders’ Equity                
Common stock: $0.001 par; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 18,229,459 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and 1,546,563 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018.     18       2  
Additional paid-in-capital     135,676       102,809  
Accumulated deficit     (99,421 )     (79,620 )
                 
Total Stockholders’ Equity     36,273       23,191  
                 
Total Liabilities, Temporary Equity and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 47,761     $ 27,586  

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Taronis Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

(f/k/a MagneGas Corporation and MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except for per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   For the three months ended
September 30,
   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
                 
Revenue:                    
Revenue  $5,319   $2,599   $16,133   $6,678 
                     
Cost of Revenues   2,867    1,601    8,754    4,331 
Gross Profit   2,452    998    7,379    2,347 
                     
Operating Expenses:                    
Selling, general and administration   10,476    4,543    26,950    12,209 
Research and development   -    4    28    8 
Total Operating Expenses   10,476    4,547    26,978    12,217 
                     
Operating Loss   (8,024)   (3,549)   (19,599)   (9,870)
                     
Other (Expense) Income:                    
Interest   (240)   (11)   (202)   (107)
Accretion of debt discount   -    (53)   -    (170)
Other income   -    -    -    20 
Total Other (Expense) Income   (240)   (64)   (202)   (257)
                     
Net Loss   (8,264)   (3,613)   (19,801)   (10,127)
                     
Deemed dividend   17    416    3,880    1,660 
                     
Net loss attributable to common shareholders  $(8,281)  $(4,029)  $(23,681)  $(11,787)
                     
Net loss attributable to common shareholders per share: Basic and Diluted  $(0.49)  $(10.23)  $(2.78)  $(56.94)
                     
Weighted average common shares: Basic and Diluted   

16,758,496

    

393,666

    8,516,344    

206,841

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statement

 

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Taronis Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

(f/k/a MagneGas Corporation and MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands, except for share data)

 

    Series A
Preferred Stock
    Common     Additional
Paid-in-
    Accumulated     Stockholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     (Deficit)     Equity  
                                           
Balance at January 1, 2019     -     $ -       1,546,563     $ 2     $ 102,809     $ (79,620 )   $ 23,191  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       716,282       1       1,841       -       1,842  
Common stock warrant issued for service     -       -       -       -       14       -       14  
Conversion of Series E preferred stock into common stock     -       -       100,000       1       6       -       7  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       19       -       19  
Common stock issued for cash     -       -       2,470,000       2       17,838       -       17,840  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (1,120 )     -       (1,120 )
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (3,008 )     -       (3,008 )
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       (6,162 )     (6,162 )
Balance at March 31, 2019     -     $ -       4,832,845     $ 5     $ 118,400     $ (85,782 )   $ 32,623  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       1,123,699       1       2,196       -       2,197  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       5       -       5  
Common stock issued for exercise of warrants     -       -       10,500       1       23       -       24  
Common stock issued for cash     -       -       2,023,811       2       2,482       -       2,484  
Common stock issued for purchase of subsidiary     -       -       549,332       1       1,274       -       1,275  
Down round feature triggered for warrants     -       -       -       -       856       -       856  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (111 )     -       (111 )
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (856 )     -       (856 )
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       (5,375 )     (5,375 )
Balance at June 30, 2019     -     $ -       8,540,187     $ 9     $ 124,271     $ (91,157 )   $ 33,123   
Common stock issued for services     -       -       1,112,388       1       2,604       -       2,605  
Common stock issued for exercise of warrants     -       -       1,921,050       2       1,176       -       1,178  
Common stock issued for cash     -       -       5,098,182       5       5,402       -       5,407  
Common stock issued for purchase of subsidiary     -       -       225,936       1       956       -       957  
Common stock issued in settlement     -       -       612,131       1       392       -       393  
Common stock issued for conversion of debt     -       -       769,585       1       999       -       1,000  
Shares returned by employees     -       -       (50,000 )     (1 )     1       -       -  
Down round feature triggered for warrants     -       -       -       -       17       -       17  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       14       -       14  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (137 )     -       (137 )
Fractional share repayment                                     (4 )     -       (4 )
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (17 )     -       (17 )
Net loss                   -               -       -       -       -       (8,264 )     (8,264 )
Balance at September 30, 2019     -     $ -       18,229,459       18     $ 135,676     $ (99,421 )   $ 36,273

 

   

Series A

Preferred Stock

    Common     Additional
Paid-in-
    Accumulated     Stockholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     (Deficit)     Equity  
                                           
Balance at January 1, 2018     1,000,000     $ 1       17,829     $ 1     $ 71,853     $ (64,582 )   $ 7,272  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       6,317       1       348       -       349  
Common stock warrants issued for service     -       -       -       -       63       -       63  
Exercise of Series C preferred stock warrants     -       -       -       -       8,373       -       8,373  
Reclass from Series C temporary equity to common stock     -       -       -       -       1,045       -       1,045  
Conversion of Series C preferred stock into common stock     -       -       96,778       10       (10 )     -       -  
Conversion of Series E preferred stock into common stock     -       -       1,358       1       380       -       381  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       105       -       105  
Common stock issued for the exercise of warrants     -       -       750       1       1       -       2  
Common stock issued for acquisition of assets     -       -       9,615       1       1,259       -       1,260  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (754 )     -       (754 )
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (930 )     -       (930 )
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       (3,019 )     (3,019 )
Balance at March 31, 2018     1,000,000     $ 1,000       132,647     $ 14     $ 81,733     $ (67,602 )   $ 14,146  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       11,552       1       711       -       712  
Common stock issued for settlement of accounts payable     -       -       7,215       1       564       -       565  
Common stock warrants issued for service     -       -       -       -       79       -       79  
Exercise of Series C preferred stock warrants     -       -       -       -       2,827       -       2,827  
Conversion of Series C preferred stock into common stock     -       -       77,435       7       (45 )     -       (38 )
Conversion of Series F preferred stock into common stock     -       -       7,250       1       136       -       137  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       19       -       19  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (212 )     -       (212 )
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (314 )     -       (314 )
Net loss     -       -       -       -             $ (3,495 )     (3,495 )
Balance at June 30, 2018     1,000,000     $ 1,000       236,098     $ 24     $ 85,500     $ (71,097 )   $ 14,427  
Common stock issued for services     -       -       20,969       2       851       -       853  
Common stock issued for cash     -       -       44,250       4       660       -       664  
Common stock warrants issued for service     -       -       -       -       80       -       80  
Exercise of Series C preferred stock warrants     -       -       -       -       3,742       -       3,742  
Conversion of Series C preferred stock into common stock     -       -       273,783       27       740       -       767  
Conversion of Series F preferred stock into common stock     -       -       24,071       2       417       -       419  
Amortization of stock-based compensation     -       -       -       -       19       -       19  
Stock issuance costs     -       -       -       -       (377)       -       (377)  
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       (416)       -       (416)  
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       (3,613)       (3,613)  
Balance at September 30, 2018     1,000,000     $ 1,000       599,170       60       91,216       (74,710)       16,565  

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Taronis Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

(f/k/a MagneGas Corporation and MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2019   2018 
Cash Flows from Operations          
Net Loss   (19,801)  $(10,127)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   1,601    988 
Accretion of debt discount   -    170 
Stock based compensation   38    143 
Common stock and warrants issued for services   6,659    2,137 
Gain on disposal of fixed assets   -    (16)
Deferred revenue and customer deposits   -    (44)
Provision for doubtful accounts   127    - 
Amortization of right-of-use assets   573    - 
Changes in operating assets:          
Accounts receivable   (151)   49 
Inventory   17    554 
Prepaid and other current assets   (629)   (167)
Accounts payable   (407)   137 
Accrued Expenses   1,051    (168)
Payments on lease liabilities   (769)   - 
Net cash used in operating activities   (11,691)   (6,344)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities          
Deposit on acquisition   (550)   69 
Cash acquired in acquisition of businesses   69    - 
Cash paid for acquisitions   (6,500)   (3,768)
Cash paid for noncompete agreements   (2,000)   (1,658)
Purchase of property and equipment   (4,868)   (948)
Purchase of intangibles   

(2,255

)   - 
Security deposit   1,143    10 
Net cash used in investing activities   (14,961)   (6,294)
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities          
Common shares issued for the exercise of warrants   1,202    1 
Proceeds for common stock issued for cash   

27,970

    664 
Fractional share repayment   (4)   - 
Finance lease payments   (106)   (29)
Payments on notes payable   -    (497)
Proceeds from notes payables   -    244 
Net proceeds on related party notes and advances   -    23 
Repayment of related party notes   -    (119)
Water Pilot financing   

957

     
Net proceeds on issuance of series C preferred stock units, net of costs   449    14,942 
Stock Issuance costs   (1,368)   (1,342)
Repurchase of Series C & E preferred stock   (3,500)   - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   25,600    13,887 
           
Net increase in cash   (1,052)   1,249 
           
Cash and restricted cash, beginning of period   2,405    587 
           
Cash and restricted cash, end of period  $1,353    1,836 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information Cash paid during the period for:          
Interest  $-    96 
           
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Common shares issued for settlement of accounts payable  $393    565 
Assets acquired in NG Enterprises acquisition  $-    916 
Liabilities assumed NG Enterprises acquisition  $-    (149)
Assets acquired in Green Arc Supply acquisition  $-    2,399 
Liabilities assumed in Green Arc Supply acquisition  $-    (154)
Fair value of common stock issued in Green Arc Supply acquisition  $-    1,260 
Assets acquired in Trico Welding Supplies acquisition  $-    3,052 
Liabilities assumed in Trico Welding Supplies acquisition  $-    (1,106)
Assets acquired in Tyler Welders Supply acquisition  $1,620    - 
Liabilities assumed in Tyler Welders Supply acquisition  $(653)   - 
Assets acquired in Cylinder Solutions, Inc. acquisition  $376    - 
Liabilities assumed in Cylinder Solutions, Inc. acquisition  $(41)   - 
Assets acquired in Complete Cutting & Welding Supplies, Inc. acquisition  $1,083    - 
Liabilities assumed in Complete Cutting & Welding Supplies, Inc. acquisition  $(316)   - 

Series E preferred stock

   

50

     
Conversion of Series C preferred stock into shares of common stock  $-    1,775 
Conversion of Series E preferred stock into shares of common stock  $7    381 
Conversion of Series F preferred stock into shares of common stock  $-    556 
Series F preferred stock issued for the settlement of accounts payable  $-    556 
Deemed dividend in connection with the issuance of Series C Preferred stock  $-    (1,660)
Common stock issued for purchase of subsidiary  $2,232    - 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Taronis Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

(f/k/a MagneGas Corporation and MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc.)

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

September 30, 2019

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Taronis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) was organized in the State of Delaware on December 9, 2005.

 

On January 31, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State to effect a name change to “Taronis Technologies, Inc.” The Company is a technology-based company that is focused on addressing the global constraints on natural resources, including fuel and water. The Company has two core technology applications – renewable fuel gasification and water decontamination/sterilization which are derived from the Company’s Venturi® Plasma Arc technology. The Company has operating facilities in the following states: Florida, Louisiana, Texas and California.

 

On January 30, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State to effect a one-for-twenty reverse split of the issued and outstanding common stock.

 

On August 22, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State to effect a one-for-five reverse split of the issued and outstanding common stock.

 

The consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes give effect to the reverse stock splits as if they occurred at the first period presented.

 

The reverse stock splits did not modify the rights or preferences of the common stock. Proportional adjustments have been made to the conversion and exercise prices of our outstanding common stock warrants, convertible notes, and common stock options.

 

All share and per share amounts for the common stock have been retroactively restated to give effect to the reverse splits.

 

NOTE 2 - GOING CONCERN AND MANAGEMENTS’ PLAN

 

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had cash of approximately $0.5 million, reported an approximate net loss of $19.8 million and used cash in operations of approximately $11.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. In addition, as of September 30, 2019, the Company had working capital of approximately $1.5 million and an accumulated deficit of $99.4 million. The Company utilizes cash in its operations of approximately $1.3 million per month. These conditions indicate that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the issuance date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to further implement its business plan. The Company has financed its operations through equity and debt financing transactions, but does not believe it will need to do so in the immediate future. The Company does not believe it will continue incurring operating losses for the foreseeable future and that it will be cash-flow positive before year-end. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of asset amounts or the classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company can give no assurance that it will be successful in implementing its business plan. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments from this uncertainty.

 

NOTE 3 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information and include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal, recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018. As this is an interim period financial statement, certain adjustments are not necessary as with a financial period of a full year. Although management believes that the disclosures in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements that have been prepared in accordance U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

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The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto, for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 included within the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 12, 2019. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ended December 31, 2019 or for any future interim periods.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The Company prepares its financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP. These principles require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Management believes that these estimates are reasonable; however, actual results could differ from those estimates. The consolidated financial statements presented include intangible assets, goodwill, fair value of assets and liabilities related to acquisitions, recoverability of deferred tax assets, collection of its receivables and the useful life of property, plant and equipment.

 

Business Combinations

 

The Company accounts for business combinations under Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805 “Business Combinations” using the acquisition method of accounting, and accordingly, the assets and liabilities of the acquired business are recorded at their fair values at the date of acquisition. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value is recorded as goodwill. All acquisition costs are expensed as incurred. Upon acquisition, the accounts and results of operations are consolidated as of and subsequent to the acquisition date.

 

Concentrations of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that subject the Company to credit risk consist principally of trade accounts receivable and cash. The Company performs certain credit evaluation procedures and does not require collateral for financial instruments subject to credit risk. The Company believes that credit risk is limited because the Company routinely assesses the financial strength of its customers and, based upon factors surrounding the credit risk of its customers, establishes an allowance for uncollectible accounts and, consequently, believes that its accounts receivable credit risk exposure beyond such allowances is limited.

 

The Company maintains cash deposits with financial institutions which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), which, from time to time, may exceed federally insured limits. Cash is also maintained at foreign financial institutions. Cash in foreign financial institutions as of September 30, 2019 was approximately $0.8 million. The Company has not experienced any losses and believes it is not exposed to significant credit risk from cash.

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash, checking accounts, money market accounts and temporary investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased. As of September 30, 2019, and 2018 the Company had no cash equivalents.

 

Restricted cash consists of cash deposited with a financial institution for approximately $0.8 million held in an escrow account.

 

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The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and restricted cash reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets that sum to the total of the same amounts show in the statement of cash flows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

   September 30, 
   2019   2018 
Cash  $536   $1,836 
Restricted deposits   816    - 
Total cash and restricted cash in the balance sheet  $1,352   $1,836 

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows the guidance of ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC Topic 606”). The revenue recognition guidance requires that an entity recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The guidance requires an entity to follow a five-step model to (a) identify the contract(s) with a customer, (b) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (c) determine the transaction price, (d) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract, and (e) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. In determining the transaction price, an entity may include variable consideration only to the extent that it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognized would not occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved.

 

Revenues under Topic 606 are required to be recognized either at a “point in time” or “over time”, depending on the facts and circumstances of the arrangement, and will be evaluated using a five-step model.

 

The Company principally generates revenue through three operating streams: (1) the sale of MagneGas fuel for metal cutting and through the sales of other industrial and specialty gases and related products through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, (2) by providing consulting services and (3) through the sales of the Plasma Arc Flow Systems. The Company’s revenue recognition policy is as follows:

 

Revenue for metal-working fuel, industrial gases and welding supplies is recognized when performance obligations of the sale are satisfied. The majority of the Company’s terms of sale have a single performance obligation to transfer products. Accordingly, the Company recognizes revenue when control has been transferred to the customer, generally at the time of shipment of products. Under the previous revenue recognition accounting standard, the Company recognized revenue upon transfer of title and risk of loss, generally upon the delivery of goods.
   
Consulting Services are earned through various arrangements. The Company applies the five-step process outlined in ASC 606 when recognizing revenue with regards to the consulting services:

 

  The Company enters into a written consulting agreement with a customer to provide professional services and has an enforceable right to payment for its performance completed to date;
     
  All of the promised services are identified to determine whether those services represent performance obligations;
     
  In consideration for the services to be rendered, the Company expects to receive incremental payments during the term of the agreement;
     
  Payments are estimated for each performance obligation and allocated in accordance with payment terms; and
     
  The nature of the consulting services is such that the customer will receive benefits of the Company’s performance only when the customer receives the professional services. Consequently, the entity recognizes revenue over time by measuring the progress toward complete satisfaction of the performance obligation.

 

Plasma Arc Flow Units Revenue generated from sales of each unit is recognized upon delivery and completion of the performance obligation. Significant deposits are required before production commences. These deposits are classified as customer deposits.

 

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Contract Balances

 

The timing of revenue recognition may differ from the timing of payment by customers. The Company records a receivable when revenue is recognized prior to payment and there is an unconditional right to payment.

 

The following table represents external net sales disaggregated by product category for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

  

For the three months ended

September 30

  

For the nine months ended

September 30

 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
Gas sold   1,413   $1,461   $9,106   $3,981 
Equipment rentals   84    134    557    269 
Equipment sales   1,656    332    4,028    1,730 
Other   2,166    672    2,442    698 
Total Revenues from Customers   5,319   $2,599   $16,133   $6,678 

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company applies the accounting standards for distinguishing liabilities from equity under U.S. GAAP when determining the classification and measurement of its Preferred stock. Preferred shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable preferred shares (including preferred shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, preferred shares are classified as permanent equity.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation costs under the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification 718, “Compensation—Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”), which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense related to the fair value of stock-based compensation awards that are ultimately expected to vest. Stock based compensation expense recognized includes the compensation cost for all stock-based payments granted to employees, officers, and directors based on the grant date fair value estimated in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718. ASC 718 is also applied to awards modified, repurchased, or canceled during the periods reported.

 

The Company incurred stock-based compensation charges for employees, officers and directors of approximately $1.0 million and approximately $0.0 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and approximately $3.1 million and approximately $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and has included such amounts in selling, general and administrative expenses in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

The Company incurred stock-based compensation charges for non-employees, net of estimated forfeitures of approximately $1.7 million and approximately $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and approximately $3.6 million and approximately $0.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and has included such amounts in selling, general and administrative expenses in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

Basic and Diluted Net (Loss) per Common Share

 

Basic (loss) per common share is computed by dividing the net (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for each period. Diluted (loss) per share is computed by dividing the net (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding plus the dilutive effect of shares issuable through the common stock equivalents.

 

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As of September 30, 2019, and 2018 the Company’s common stock equivalents outstanding were as follows:

 

   September 30, 
   2019   2018 
Options   2,298    462 
Common Stock Warrants   505,339    9,294 
Convertible preferred stock   -    4,445 
Total common stock equivalents outstanding   507,637    14,201 

 

Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluates events that have occurred after the balance sheet date, but prior to the date the financial statements are issued. Based upon the evaluation, the Company did not identify any recognized or non-recognized subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the consolidated financial statements, except as disclosed in Note 11.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Adopted Accounting Standards

 

The Company adopted ASC Topic 842 effective January 1, 2019 using the prospective approach. As a result of the adoption of the new lease accounting guidance, on January 1, 2019 the Company recognized (a) a lease liability of approximately $4.1 million, which represents the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate of 8.0%, and (b) a right-of-use asset of approximately $4.1 million. The most significant impact was the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease obligations for operating leases.

 

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement. ASU 2018-13 modifies the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying, or adding certain disclosures. The amendments in ASU 2018-13 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. An entity is permitted to early adopt any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of ASU No. 2018-13 and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until their effective date. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In April 2019, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-04, Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and Topic 825, Financial Instruments. ASU 2019-04 provides further Updates related to financial instruments, following Updates 2016-01, 2016-13 and 2017-12. The amendments in ASU 2019-04 will be effective as of the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning after April 25, 2019. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption on any date on or after April 25, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2019, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-05, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 362): Targeted Transition Relief. ASU 2019-05 is an update to ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 362): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The amendments in ASU 2019-05 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted in any interim period after the issuance of this Update as long as an entity has adopted the amendments in Update 2016-13. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In July 2019, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-07, Codification Updates to SEC Sections. ASU 2019-07 provides amendments to SEC paragraphs pursuant to SEC Final Rule Releases No. 33-10532, Disclosure Update and Simplification, Nos. 33-10231 and 33-10442, Investment Company Reporting Modernization and other miscellaneous updates. FASB has not provided an effective date as of the date of this filing.

 

NOTE 4 – ACQUISITIONS

 

January Stock Purchase:

 

On January 16, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with Melvin Ruyle Family Living Trust (the “Seller”) and Tyler Welders Supply, Inc., a Texas corporation (“TWS”) for the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of TWS by the Company (“Transaction”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company purchased one hundred percent (100%) of TWS’s issued and outstanding capital stock for the gross purchase price of $2.5 million (“TWS Stock”). Effective at closing, the Company will assume business operations at its new location in Texas.

 

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The preliminary allocation of the consideration transferred is as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

Cash  $2,500 
Total purchase price  $2,500 
      
Accounts receivable  $572 
Cash   43 
Inventory   572 
Customer relationships   250 
Cylinders and trucks   183 
Accounts payable assumed   (653)
Total purchase price allocation  $967 
      
Goodwill  $1,533 

 

February Stock Purchase:

 

On February 15, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with Melvin Ruyle, Jered Ruyle and Janson Ruyle (collectively, the “Seller”) and Cylinder Solutions, Inc., a Texas corporation (“CS”) for the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of CS by the Company (“Transaction”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company purchased one hundred percent (100%) of CS’s issued and outstanding capital stock for the gross purchase price of $1.5 million (“CS Stock”). Effective at closing, the Company assumed business operations at its new location in East Texas.

 

The preliminary allocation of the consideration transferred is as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

Cash  $1,500 
Total purchase price  $1,500 
      
Accounts receivable  $14 
Cash   26 
Cylinders and trucks   336 
Accounts payable assumed   (41)
Total purchase price allocation  $335 
      
Goodwill  $1,165 

 

February Asset Purchase:

 

On February 22, 2019, Taronis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) with Complete Cutting and Welding Supplies, Inc., a California corporation (the “Seller”) for the purchase of substantially all of the Seller’s tangible and intangible business assets (“Transaction”). Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company purchased from the Seller substantially all of the Seller’s right, title an interest to the Seller’s business assets and certain other assumed liabilities. The total purchase price paid was $2.5 million cash. The Agreement includes certain other terms and conditions which are typical in asset purchase agreements.

 

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The allocation of the consideration transferred is as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

Cash  $2,500 
Total purchase price  $2,500 
      
Accounts receivable  $456 
Customer relationships   250 
Cylinders and trucks   378 
Accounts payable assumed   (317)
Total purchase price allocation  $767 
      
Goodwill  $1,733 

 

All goodwill recorded as part of the purchase price allocations is currently anticipated to be tax deductible.

 

Water Pilot, LLC Stock Purchase:

 

On May 31, 2019, the Company entered into a Limited Liability Company Unit Purchase and Sale Agreement (“Agreement”) with the sellers listed on the signature page thereto (the “Sellers”) and Water Pilot, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, for the purchase of fifty-one percent (51%) ownership in Water Pilot, LLC. The purchase price for the ownership interest or “Units” was approximately $1.3 million payable in shares of the Company’s restricted common stock (“Stock Consideration”). The Stock Consideration was priced based on the five (5) day Volume Weighted Average Price of the Company’s common stock immediately preceding the closing date of the Agreement. At closing, the Company was named the Manager of Water Pilot, LLC and took control of the business. The Agreement also included terms and conditions which are standard in similarly situated purchase agreements. The transaction closed on May 31, 2019. The company recorded the full amount to intangible assets.

 

On August 13, 2019, the Company authorized the issuance of shares in lieu of cash to World Wide Water Savings, Inc., Irbis International, LLC and David Steinhurst, pursuant to the Corporation’s “catch-up” obligations set forth in that certain Limited Liability Company Unit Purchase and Sale Agreement dated May 31, 2019 and a Letter Agreement entered into a date even herewith. The total restricted common stock issued was 1,129,682 shares for a total of approximately $1.0 million. This transaction did not increase the 51% ownership in Water Pilot, LLC. 

 

The allocation of the consideration transferred is as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

Stock Issued  $2,231 
Total purchase price  $2,231 
      
Developed technology  $2,231 
Total purchase price allocation  $2,231 
      
Goodwill  $- 

 

The following unaudited proforma financial information presents the consolidated results of operations of the Company with NG Enterprises Acquisition, LLC, MWS Green Arc Acquisition, LLC, Trico Welding Supplies, Inc., Paris Oxygen Company, Latex Welding Supply, Inc., United Welding Specialties of Longview, Inc., Tyler Welders Supply, Cylinder Solutions, Complete Cutting and Welding Supplies and Water Pilot, LLC for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, as if the above discussed acquisitions had occurred on January 1, 2018 instead of January 19, 2018, February 16, 2018, April 3, 2018, October 17, 2018, October 22, 2018, October 26, 2018, January 16, 2019, February 15, 2019, February 22, 2019 and May 31, 2019, respectively. The following proforma information does not necessarily reflect the results of operations that would have occurred had the entities been a single company during those periods (dollar amounts in thousands except for per share data).

 

   For the three months ended
September 30,
   For the nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
Revenues  $5,640   $5,623   $16,919   $16,869 
Gross Profit   2,604    2,318    7,812    6,954 
Operating Loss   (6,972)   (3,512)   (20,916)   (10,536)
Net Loss  $(6,932)  $(3,607)  $(20,795)  $(10,821)
Weighted Average Common Stock Outstanding   16,758,496    363,072    8,516,344    599,170 
Loss per Common Share – Basic and Diluted   (0.41)   (9.93)   (2.44)   (18.06)

 

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NOTE 5 – NOTES PAYABLE

 

On February 22, 2019, the Company entered into a Cylinder Purchase Agreement with Guillermo Gallardo to purchase 10,000 gas cylinders. The Company made an initial purchase of 1,000 cylinders on October 18, 2018 for $0.3 million. The Company purchased an additional 2,334 cylinders upon execution of this agreement for approximately $0.7 million. The Company agreed to purchase the remaining 6,666 cylinders for approximately $2.0 million over a period of two years. There is no interest associated with this agreement as it is a commitment to purchase the cylinders from Guillermo. The balance due as of September 30, 2019 was approximately $1.9 million.

 

On May 3, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with one or more investors identified on the signature pages thereto (“Investors”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company issued an aggregate of $0.5 million of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) and an aggregate of $1.5 million convertible debentures (“Debentures”) (collectively, the “Transaction Securities”) as set forth on the Purchaser Signature Page attached to the SPA, for a total gross purchase price of $2.0 million (the “Offering”). The Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $1.9 million. The Offering closed on May 3, 2019. The conversion feature on the convertible debentures uses a “Market Conversion Price,” or 85% of the lowest VWAP of the Company’s common stock during the 10 Trading Days immediately preceding the Conversion Date. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, there were approximately $1.0 million of total convertible debt related to the SPA with various investors, which resulted in 3,847,927 shares issued in relation to this.

 

On June 6, 2019, the Company entered into a non-recourse Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of Future Receipts with C6 Capital Funding, LLC. The Company sold $0.6 million in future receipts at a purchase price of approximately $0.8 million with weekly payments of approximately $0.02 million until the sold amount is delivered. The balance due as of September 30, 2019 was $0.5 million. The Company made a total of twelve payments of less than $0.01 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

NOTE 6 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Reverse Stock Splits

 

On January 30, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to effect a one-for-twenty reverse split of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock which was effectuated on January 30, 2019.

 

On August 22, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to effect an additional one-for-five reverse split of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock which was effectuated on August 22, 2019.

 

The reverse stock splits did not modify the rights or preferences of the common stock. Proportional adjustments have been made to the conversion and exercise prices of the Company’s outstanding common stock warrants, convertible notes, common stock options. The Company did not issue any fractional shares in connection with the reverse stock splits or change the par value per share. Fractional shares issuable entitle shareholders, to receive a cash payment in lieu of the fractional shares without interest. All share and per share amounts for the common stock have been retroactively restated to give effect to the reverse splits.

 

Common Shares Issued for Cash

 

January Securities Purchase Agreement

 

On January 11, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with one or more investors identified on the signature pages thereto (“Investors”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company issued an aggregate of 1,550,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) and warrants to purchase up to 1,550,000 shares of Common Stock (“Warrants”) for a total gross purchase price of $4.3 million (exclusive of the exercise of the Warrants) (the “Offering”). The Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $4.0 million.

 

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February Underwriting Agreement

 

On February 8, 2019, the Company entered into an Underwriting Agreement with Maxim Group LLC (the “Underwriter”) to issue and sell an aggregate of 10,800,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share and warrants to purchase an aggregate of up to 8,100,000 shares of Common Stock, in an underwritten public offering, for a total gross purchase price of $13.5 million.

 

 During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company received total proceeds of $18.5 million and issued 2,687,392 common shares. On May 8, 2019, Stourbridge Investments, LLC and Corneille Fund LP exercised a total of 4,500 shares. On June 5, 2019, BJI Financial Group, Inc. exercised 6,000 shares. On July 8, 2019, Hudson Bay, Pershing, Sabby, CVI Investments, Stephen Cohen, and Empery exercised a total of 1,263,100 shares. On July 11, 2019, Pershing exercised 9,750 shares. On July 12, 2019, Pershing exercised 5,000 shares. On July 15, 2019, Pershing exercised 58,134 shares. On July 16, 2019, Pershing, CVI Investments, and Hudson Bay exercised a total of 459,375 shares. On July 17, 2019, Pershing exercised 60,000 shares. On July 18, 2019, Steven Cohen, Redwood Partners II, LLC, and 409 Jefferson, LLC exercised a total of 3,000 shares. On July 24, KBB Asset Management exercised 17,250 shares. On August 5, 2019, Steven Cohen exercised 750 shares. On August 13, 2019, Warberg WF VII LP exercised 9,000 shares. On August 14, 2019, Pershing exercised 13,750 shares. On August 19, 2019, Pershing and Bellagirl Media, LLC exercised 1,950 shares.

 

 During the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 1,162,500 shares of common stock in connection with the exercise of 1,550,000 warrants through cashless exercises.

 

June Sales Agreement

 

On June 6, 2019, the Company entered into a Sales Agreement (“Agreement”) with The Benchmark Company, LLC (the “Agent”) pursuant to which the Agent will act as the Company’s sales agent with respect to the issuance and sale of up to $7.3 million of the Company’s shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Shares”), from time to time in an at-the-market public offering (the “Offering”). Sales of the Shares, if any, through the Agent, were made directly on The Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the company sold 34,523,000 shares of common stock for total gross proceeds of approximately $7.3 million with the at-the-market public offering.

 

Common Shares Issued for Services

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 1,112,388 and 2,952,369 shares of common stock to consultants, respectively. The total fair value of these issuances during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $2.6 million and approximately $6.6 million, respectively, which was recognized as stock-based compensation during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company issued 419,371 and 776,737 shares of common stock to consultants, respectively. The total fair value of these issuances during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 was approximately $0.5 million and approximately $2.7 million, respectively, which was recognized as stock-based compensation during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

 

Common Shares Issued for Settlement

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 612,131 shares of common stock to Ermanno Santilli, the former CEO and Board member, and Silverback, an investment and business advisory firm, pursuant to their respective agreements. The total fair value of these issuances during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

 

Common Shares Issued for Purchase of Subsidiary

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 225,936 and 775,268 shares of common stock for the purchase of a 51% interest in Water Pilot, LLC. The total fair value of these issuances during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $1.0 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

 

NOTE 7 – PREFERRED STOCK

 

On March 8, 2019, the Company entered into a Purchase and Conversion Agreement (the “Agreement”) with an institutional investor for (a) the repurchase by the Company of 499 shares of its Series C Preferred Stock (the “Series C Preferred”) and 31,765 shares of its Series E Preferred Stock (the “Series E Preferred”) from the investor, in exchange for an aggregate cash payment of $3.5 million, and (b) the conversion by the investor of 5,000 shares of Series E Preferred into 500,000 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share (collectively, the “Transaction”).

 

Effective at closing, the classes of Series C Preferred and the Series E Preferred were cancelled and the Company no longer has any preferred shares of any class issued and outstanding.

 

NOTE 8 – COMMON STOCK WARRANTS

 

On January 11, 2019, in conjunction with that certain Securities Purchase Agreement entered into on the same date, the Company granted certain institutional investors warrants to purchase up to 1,550,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $4.64 per warrant share.

 

On February 8, 2019, in conjunction with that certain Underwriting Agreement entered into on the same date, the Company granted certain investors warrants to purchase an aggregate of up to 8,932,500 shares of Common Stock in an underwritten public offering. The exercise price of the warrants is $0.14 per warrant share due to a price reset triggered by the at-the-market transaction. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, there were 1,931,550 warrants exercised for net proceeds of $1.2 million. There are 505,339 warrants remaining as of September 30, 2019 after effect of 1 for 5 reverse stock split.

 

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NOTE 9 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Litigation

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the condensed consolidated financial statements are issued which may result in a loss to the Company, but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company, or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims, as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein.

 

If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potentially material loss contingency is not probable, but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed.

 

Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed, unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed. There can be no assurance that such matters will not materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial position, and results of operations or cash flows.

 

It is possible that we may be subject to litigation or claims for indemnification in connection with the sale of our common stock in inadvertent unregistered transactions that occurred in 2018. The SEC may determine to investigate the unregistered transactions in our common stock, which could subject us to potential enforcement actions by the SEC under Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may result in injunctive relief or the imposition of fines. In addition, it is possible that we had other unregistered offers or sales of our common stock, other than the aforementioned inadvertent unregistered transactions that occurred in 2018, and we may be subject to litigation or claims for indemnification in connection with any such offers or sales. If any such claims were to succeed, we might not have sufficient funds to pay the resulting damages. There can be no assurance that the insurance coverage we maintain would cover any such expenses or be sufficient to cover any claims against us. In addition to the monetary value of any claim, any litigation, regulatory action or governmental proceeding to which we are a party could adversely affect us by harming our reputation, diverting the time and attention of management, and causing the Company to incur significant litigation expenses, which would all materially and adversely affect our business.

 

In addition, we may be a party to litigation matters involving our business, which operates within a highly regulated industry. On September 4, 2018, we received notice that a law firm representing the estate of an individual who sustained life-ending injuries while working for an end user of our products had made a claim to our insurance carrier. The matter is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. The Company is still investigating the cause of the accident and there have been no conclusive findings as of this time. It is unknown whether the final cause of the accident will be determined and whether those findings will negatively impact Company operations or sales. The Company continues to be fully operational and transparent with all regulatory agencies.

 

In addition, on April 15, 2019, we received notice that a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of our shareholders who purchased shares of the Company, f/k/a MagneGas Applied Technology Solutions, Inc. from January 28, 2019 through February 12, 2019, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for the Company’s investors under the federal securities laws. The litigation is in the early stages and it is unknown whether it will have a financial impact on the Company.

 

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On June 25, 2019, a shareholder derivative complaint was filed against certain of the Company’s directors and officers in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The case is captioned Falcone v. Dingess, et al., No. CV-19-04547-PHX-DJH (D. Ariz.). The complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants violated federal securities laws, including Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by making alleged false and/or misleading statements and failing to disclose certain information regarding the Company’s business with the City of San Diego. The factual allegations upon which these claims are based are similar to the factual allegations made in the class action lawsuit filed against the Company on April 15, 2019. The Company has not accrued for any liability related to this lawsuit at this time.

 

On September 20, 2019, a shareholder derivative complaint was filed against certain of the Company’s directors and officers in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The case is captioned Manley v. Mahoney, et al., No. 2:19-cv-05233-DLR (D. Ariz.). The complaint alleges breach of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment, abuse of control, gross mismanagement, and waste of corporate assets. The factual allegations upon which these claims are based are similar to the factual allegations made in the Securities Class Action Litigation, described above. The complaint seeks, among other things, unspecified damages for the Company from the individual defendants, the payment of costs and attorneys’ fees, and that the Company be directed to reform certain governance and internal procedures.

 

As of September 30, 2019, the Company has not accrued for any litigation contingency.

 

NOTE 10 – LEASES

 

The Company has entered into various operating and finance lease agreements. The finance lease agreements include equipment and vehicles for the use in daily operations and range from five to six-year terms.

 

The Company currently has seventeen office leases. The first operating lease is for its welding supply store in Clearwater, FL, effective September 1, 2018, for ten years. The initial lease rate was $6,728 per month with escalating payments 2% annual rent increases.
The second lease is a short-term lease for its welding supply store in Spring Hill, FL. This lease was effective May 1, 2018 and will end on April 30, 2019. The current lease rate is $1,338 per month.
The third operating lease is for its welding supply store in Lakeland, FL, from March 31, 2016 through March 31, 2020. The initial lease rate was $2,100 per month with escalating payments.
The fourth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Sarasota, FL, from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2021. The current lease rate is $1,700 per month.
The fifth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Sulphur Springs, TX, from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. The current lease rate is $2,000 per month.
The sixth lease is a short-term lease for its welding supply store in Woodland, CA, from April 4, 2018 through April 3, 2019. The current lease rate is $14,000 per month.
The seventh operating lease is for its gas fill plant in Flint, TX, from August 24, 2015 through August 23, 2020. The current lease rate is $900 per month.
The eighth operating lease is for its storage facility in Flint, TX, from August 1, 2016 through August 23, 2020. The current lease rate is $5,500 per month.
The ninth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Shreveport, LA, from December 1, 2015 through May 31, 2021. The initial lease rate was $2,846 per month with escalating payments.
The tenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Palestine, TX, from August 13, 2015 through August 12, 2020. The current lease rate is $1,800 per month.
The eleventh operating lease is for its welding supply store in Paris, TX, from October 18, 2018 through October 17, 2020. The current lease rate is $3,000 per month.
The twelfth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Longview, TX, from October 27, 2018 through October 26, 2020. The current lease rate is $2,000 per month.
The thirteenth operating lease is for its cylinder repair shop in Tyler, TX, from February 16, 2019 through February 15, 2020. The current lease rate is $2,500 per month.
The fourteenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Tyler, TX, from January 17, 2019 through January 16, 2020. The current lease rate is $6,500 per month.

 

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The fifteenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Compton, CA, from February 22, 2019 through October 31, 2026. The current lease rate is $29,400 per month.
The sixteenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Pomona, CA, from February 22, 2019 through October 31, 2026. The current lease rate is $11,200 per month.
The seventeenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Oxnard, CA, from February 22, 2019 through February 1, 2020. The initial lease rate was $3,394 per month with escalating payments.
The eighteenth operating lease is for its welding supply store in Lynwood, CA, from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2023. The initial lease rate was $2,000 per month with escalating payments. The Company has no other operating with terms greater than 12 months.

 

The Company adopted ASC Topic 842 effective January 1, 2019 using the prospective approach. In addition, the Company elected not to apply ASC Topic 842 to arrangements with lease terms of 12 months or less. On January 1, 2019, upon adoption of ASC Topic 842, the Company recorded right-of-use assets of approximately $4.0 million, lease liability of approximately $4.1 million, and eliminated deferred rent of $0. In addition, on April 1, 2019, the Company recorded an additional right-of-use asset for approximately $0.1 million for a total righ-of-use assets and lease liability of approximately $4.2 million. The Company determined the lease liability using the Company’s estimated incremental borrowing rate of 8.0% to estimate the present value of the remaining monthly lease payments.

 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows (in thousands):

 

Operating Leases:    
Operating lease right-of-use assets  $

3,569

 
     
Current portion included in current liabilities  $

625

 
Long-term portion included in non-current liabilities   

2,944

 
Total operating lease liabilities  $

3,569

 
     
Other current liabilities  $

90

 
Other long-term liabilities   

97

 
Total finance lease liabilities  $

187

 

 

Supplemental lease expense related to leases was as follows:

 

  

For the Three
Months Ended

September 30,

2019

  

For the Nine

Months Ended

September 30,

2019

 
Operating lease expense  $

259

   $

769

 
                            
Finance lease expense:        
Amortization of right-of-use assets  $

62

   $

106

 
Interest on lease liabilities   -    

6

 
Total finance lease expense  $

62

   $

112

 
         
Total lease expense  $

321

   $

881

 

 

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Other information related to leases where the Company is the lessee is as follows:

 

  

For the Nine
Months Ended

September 30,

2019

 
Weighted average remaining lease term:    
Operating leases   80.7 years 
Finance leases   

37.5 years

 
     
Weighted average discount rate:    
Operating leases   

8.0

%
Finance leases   

3.9

%

 

Maturities of lease liabilities were as follows:

 

      Operating
Leases
      Finance
Leases
 
Remainder of 2019   $ 255     $ 23  
2020     802       85  
2021     627       64  
2022     596       34  
Thereafter     2,360       6  
Total lease payments     4,640       212  
Less: Present value adjustment     (1,071 )      (25 ) 
Total liability   $ 3,569     $ 187  

 

NOTE 11 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Consultants

 

During the period of September 30, 2019 through the date of this filing, the Company issued 247,155 shares of common stock to various consultants as compensation for their services.

 

Securities Settlement Agreement

 

On October 11, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Settlement Agreement (“SSA”) with Maxim Group, LLC (“Maxim”). Under the terms of the SSA, the Company issued Maxim 175,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) at a rounded purchase price of $1.22 per share (the “Offering”). The Company did not directly receive any cash proceeds from the Offering, but an approximate $0.2 million placement agent fee owed to Maxim was satisfied in full.

 

Settlement Agreement and Stipulation

 

On October 14, 2019, the Company entered into a Settlement Agreement and Stipulation (“Agreement”) with Silverback Capital Corporation (“SBC”) for the settlement of approximately $1.8 million in outstanding liabilities owned by SBC in exchange for shares of free trading common stock to be issued after dismissal of the matter in one or more tranches in accordance with the Agreement. The settlement of the matter resulted in the Company’s free and clear ownership of approximately 5,826 gas cylinder assets used in the operation of its business. As a result of the judgment, Silverback hereby requests the issuance of “Settlement Shares,” and in satisfaction of the $1,837,964 “Claim Amount” per the Settlement Agreement, the issuance of approximately 4.3 million shares, to be delivered pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act based upon the court’s finding herein that the terms and conditions of the issuance of such shares to Silverback are fair dated as of November 7, 2019.

 

Note Payable

 

On October 4, 2019, the Company entered into a non-recourse Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of Future Receipts with C6 Capital Funding, LLC (“C6”) to increase the Company’s accounts receivable line of credit with C6 that it originally entered into on June 6, 2019. The Company sold an additional $0.1 million in future receipts at a purchase price of approximately $0.1 million.

 

On November 4, 2019, the Company entered into an extension agreement with YA II PN, Ltd. Pursuant to the terms of the extension agreement the maturity date of the outstanding convertible debenture held by YA II PN, Ltd. was extended to December 3, 2019.

 

Joint Venture

 

On November 14, 2019, Taronis Technologies, Inc., announced the formation of a new joint venture within the Republic of Turkey. The new Turkish company is called Taronis Fuels Turkey Gas Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi. This new entity is domiciled in Ankara, and is currently owned 74% by Taronis Fuels, Inc, and 26% by MC Consulting Teknoloji Enerji Danişmanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi.

 

November Registered Direct Offering

 

On November 13, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with institutional investors (“Investors”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to each Investor, and each Investor severally, but not jointly, agreed to purchase from the Company an aggregate of 2,097,496 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, 3,500 shares of Series G Convertible Preferred Stock, and 3,111,111 Common Stock Purchase Warrants (collectively, the “Transaction Securities”) for a total gross purchase price of $3.5 million (the “Offering”). The Preferred Shares have a fixed conversion price of $2.25 and will be convertible into an aggregate of 1,555,556 shares of Common Stock. The Warrants are exercisable at a price of $1.91 per share for an aggregate of 3,111,111 shares of Common Stock, representing two hundred percent (200%) of the total number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Preferred Shares. The offering closed on November 15, 2019.

 

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

 

The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this document that are not based on historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and other sections of this Form 10-Q contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions that are not statements of historical facts. This document and any other written or oral statements made by us or on our behalf may include forward-looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. We may, in some cases, use words such as “project,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potentially,” “will,” “may” or similar words and expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements.

 

The forward-looking statements in this document are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based on management’s discussion and analysis or plan of operations and elsewhere in this Report. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, and are difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s view only as of the date of this Report.

 

Overview

 

We are a technology-based company that is focused on addressing the global constraints on natural resources, including fuel and water. Our two core technology applications – renewable fuel gasification and water decontamination/sterilization – are derived from our patented and proprietary Venturi® Plasma Arc System (“Venturi System”). The Venturi System works by generating a combination of electric current, heat, ultraviolet light and ozone, that affects the feedstock run through the system to create a chosen outcome, depending on whether the system is in “gasification mode” or “sterilization mode”. We use our Venturi System to make MagneGas, but it has the ability to gasify many forms of liquids and liquid waste such as used vegetable, soybean or motor oils, certain types of liquified biomass, ethylene glycol and can be used to sterilize bio-contaminants in waste and decontaminate water. We also own a controlling interest in a water conservation technology company called the WATER PILOT®.

 

Gasification Mode – MagneGas Cutting Fuel

 

When the Venturi System is in “gasification mode” and the appropriate feedstock is passed through the system in a closed loop with constant recirculation (to achieve the maximum possible gasification rates), it creates a renewable, hydrogen-based synthetic fuel we call “MagneGas”. We sell MagneGas as a metal cutting fuel as an alternative product to acetylene, which is the most commonly used metal fuel globally, but also happens to be a non-renewable fossil fuel-based metal cutting fuel. Alternatively, MagneGas is a cleaner, renewable fuel alternative that creates a flame up to 85% hotter than acetylene and cuts metal up to 38% faster than acetylene, while maintaining a comparable price. The use of MagneGas is nearly identical to acetylene making it easy for end-users to adopt our product with limited training. After production, the MagneGas is stored in cylinders which are then sold to market on a rotating basis.

 

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Over the last several years we have acquired and maintain a retail distribution network, which allows us to sell and transport MagneGas to customers in various metalworking industries. Since 2017, we have doubled the range we are able to distribute MagneGas and are now able to more efficiently address markets within a 500-mile radius of our production hubs in Florida and Texas. Within the next two years, we plan to create two production hubs in California to serve the western United States. Finally, we have and intend to continue to acquire complementary gas and welding supply distribution businesses in order to expand the distribution and use of MagneGas, other industrial gases and related equipment. We have sold to over 30,000 customers in the public and private sectors.

 

Sterilization Mode

 

When the Venturi System is in “sterilization mode”, the system may process any number of liquified waste streams. In most cases we pass the selected waste stream through the system a limited number of times to achieve the maximum sterilization/decontamination effect on the waste stream. Sterilization mode also produces modest amounts of gas as a byproduct. Our proprietary combination of electric current, heat, ultraviolet light and ozone has shown an ability to eliminate up to 99.9% of EPA and USDA regulated pathogens such as e-coli and fecal coliform. We also believe our technology has the capability to eliminate cyanobacteria commonly referred to as “blue-green algae” and are currently conducting tests to verify that capability.

 

The Venturi System forces a high-volume flow of liquid waste through a submerged plasma arc existing between carbon electrodes, a process which sterilizes the bio-contaminants within the waste without requiring any chemical disinfecting agents. The Venturi System also releases a clean burning fuel as a byproduct of the decontamination and sterilization process, which can be used to offset some energy consumption. Because our Venturi Systems are available in various sizes from 50kW to 500kW, they are applicable to a broad array of end-users, including: (i) large consumers of cutting fuels (construction companies, shipbuilders, heavy industry) who desire a safer, renewable, and efficient alternative to acetylene and propane, (ii) producers of contaminated waste streams (commercial manufacturers, farming operations, chemical producers, etc.) who either desire to or are mandated by law to treat agricultural, pharmaceutical, industrial or manufacturing waste streams prior to release into the ecosystem and (iii) local, state or federal governments, desirous of decontaminating water sources or reclaiming waste water that is otherwise unusable.

 

During 2019 and 2018, as part of our retail growth strategy, we acquired a number of businesses with large customer bases through which we now offer our proprietary MagneGas product in addition to other gases and welding supplies. The majority of our retail locations are in Texas and California, which we believe are the two top markets for consumption of metal cutting fuels and related supplies. We also have locations in Florida and Louisiana and recently launched international locations in Amsterdam and San Salvador. We also market, for sale and licensure, our proprietary plasma arc technology for gasification and the processing of liquid waste and have developed a global network of brokers to sell our Venturi Systems.

 

The WATER PILOT®

 

The Company also owns a controlling interest in Water Pilot, LLC. The WATER PILOT® System immediately reduces water consumption and provides its end users with live remote consumption monitoring for long term leak protection and water asset management. An integral, client-based alarm and notification system that reports to any mobile device. Water Pilot may be appropriate for a wide range of businesses or properties with a water meter. The Company currently sells the Water Pilot directly and through a network of commissioned sales agents across the United States.

 

Subsequent Events

 

Consultants

 

During the period of September 30, 2019 through the date of this filing, the Company issued 247,155 shares of common stock to various consultants as compensation for their services.

 

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Securities Settlement Agreement

 

On October 11, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Settlement Agreement (“SSA”) with Maxim Group, LLC (“Maxim”). Under the terms of the SSA, the Company issued Maxim 175,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) at a rounded purchase price of $1.22 per share (the “Offering”). The Company did not directly receive any cash proceeds from the Offering, but an approximate $0.2 million placement agent fee owed to Maxim was satisfied in full.

 

Settlement Agreement and Stipulation

 

On October 14, 2019, the Company entered into a Settlement Agreement and Stipulation (“Agreement”) with Silverback Capital Corporation (“SBC”) for the settlement of approximately $1.8 million in outstanding liabilities owned by SBC in exchange for shares of free trading common stock to be issued after dismissal of the matter in one or more tranches in accordance with the Agreement. The settlement of the matter resulted in the Company’s free and clear ownership of approximately 5,826 gas cylinder assets used in the operation of its business.

 

Notes Payable

 

On October 4, 2019, the Company entered into a non-recourse Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of Future Receipts with C6 Capital Funding, LLC (“C6”) to increase the Company’s accounts receivable line of credit with C6 that it originally entered into on June 6, 2019. The Company sold an additional $0.1 million in future receipts at a purchase price of approximately $0.1 million.

 

On November 4, 2019, the Company entered into an extension agreement with YA II PN, Ltd. Pursuant to the terms of the extension agreement the maturity date of the outstanding convertible debenture held by YA II PN, Ltd. was extended to December 3, 2019.

 

Joint Venture

 

On November 14, 2019, Taronis Technologies, Inc., announced the formation of a new joint venture within the Republic of Turkey. The new Turkish company is called Taronis Fuels Turkey Gas Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi. This new entity is domiciled in Ankara, and is currently owned 74% by Taronis Fuels, Inc, and 26% by MC Consulting Teknoloji Enerji Danişmanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi.

 

November Registered Direct Offering

 

On November 13, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with institutional investors (“Investors”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to each Investor, and each Investor severally, but not jointly, agreed to purchase from the Company an aggregate of 2,097,496 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, 3,500 shares of Series G Convertible Preferred Stock, and 3,111,111 Common Stock Purchase Warrants (collectively, the “Transaction Securities”) for a total gross purchase price of $3.5 million (the “Offering”). The Preferred Shares have a fixed conversion price of $2.25 and will be convertible into an aggregate of 1,555,556 shares of Common Stock. The Warrants are exercisable at a price of $1.91 per share for an aggregate of 3,111,111 shares of Common Stock, representing two hundred percent (200%) of the total number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Preferred Shares. The offering closed on November 15, 2019.

 

At the Market Equity Transactions

 

As of September 30, 2019, 1,010,279 of free trading shares were being actively traded and marketed through various brokers.

 

Results of Operations

 

Comparison for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

 

Revenues

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 we generated revenues of approximately $5.3 million and $2.6 million, respectively. The 104.7% increase in revenue was due primarily to acquisitions completed in the past year and organic sales growth in the area of pre-existing operations. The Company expanded through acquisition into the markets in California, Texas and Louisiana. Organic revenue growth was strongest in the Texas market, where the Company has continued to capitalize on its scale and capabilities relative to smaller independently owned competitors. The California market was partly impact by the national shortage of helium, which offset otherwise steady organic growth. The Florida market’s ability to grow was in part negatively affected by the lack of an industrial gas fill plant facility, which became fully operational in August 2019.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 we generated revenues of approximately $16.1 million and approximately $6.7 million, respectively. The 141.6% increase in revenue was due primarily to acquisitions completed in the past year and organic sales growth in the area of pre-existing operations.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 cost of revenues were approximately $2.9 million and $1.6 million, respectively. For the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, we generated a gross profit of approximately $2.5 million and $1.0 million, respectively. Gross margins for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were 46.1% and 38.4%, respectively. The improvement in gross margins was primarily due to improved buying power and economies of scale gained through recent acquisitions. The Company has systematically negotiated better pricing terms as it has continued to scale through acquisitions. Gross margins are expected to continue to improve as the Company upgrades its industrial fill plant facilities across all of its markets.

 

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For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 cost of revenues were approximately $8.8 million and $4.3 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, we generated a gross profit of approximately $7.4 million compared to approximately $2.3 million. Gross margins for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were 45.7% and 35.1%, respectively. The improvement in gross margins was primarily due to improved buying power and economies of scale gained through recent acquisitions.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Operating costs for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were approximately $10.5 million and approximately $4.6 million, respectively. The increase in our operating costs in 2019 was primarily attributable to non-cash stock compensation paid to consultants. This expense category was the third largest expense after payroll and consulting, representing approximately 7.6% of expenses.

 

Operating costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 were approximately $27.0 million and $12.2 million, respectively. The increase in our operating costs in 2019 was primarily attributable to non-cash stock compensation paid for several prior acquisitions. This expense category was the second largest expense after payroll, representing approximately 18.9% of expenses. Payroll averaged 55.8% of revenues in the second quarter of 2019 and increased to 69.2% of sales in the third quarter. The third quarter increase in salaries was due to the Ermanno Santilli settlement. Without this settlement, salaries averaged 61.7% for the third quarter.

 

Net Loss

 

Our operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2019 have recognized losses in the amount of approximately $8.3 million compared to $3.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase in our loss was primarily attributable to non-cash stock compensation paid for several acquisitions.

 

Our operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 have recognized losses in the amount of approximately $19.8 million compared to $10.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The increase in our loss was primarily attributable to non-cash stock compensation paid for several acquisitions.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had cash of approximately $0.5 million, reported an approximate net loss of $19.8 million and used cash in operations of approximately $11.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. In addition, as of September 30, 2019, the Company had working capital of approximately $1.5 million and an accumulated deficit of $99.4 million. The Company utilizes cash in its operations of approximately $1.3 million per month. These conditions indicate that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the issuance date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to further implement its business plan. The Company has financed its operations through equity and debt financing transactions, but does not anticipate having to do so in the immediate future. The Company expects to be cash-flow neutral or positive in the foreseeable future. The Company utilizes cash in its operations of approximately $1.3 million per month.

 

The Company has recently gained sufficient scale in revenues and gross income that are expected to significantly improve its ability to funds it operations. Management believes that the Company will be increasingly able to independently support its growth without reliance on additional outside capital, but may be required from time to time to raise additional capital through either equity offering or indebtedness.

 

If these sources do not provide the capital necessary to fund our operations during the next twelve months from the date of this report, we may need to curtail certain aspects of our operations or expansion activities, consider the sale of our assets or consider other means of financing. We can give no assurance that we will be successful in implementing our business plan and obtaining financing on terms advantageous to us or that any such additional financing would be available to us.

 

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Cash Flows

 

Cash flows from continuing operations for operating, financing and investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 are summarized in the following table:

 

   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2019   2018 
   (unaudited) 
Operating activities  $

(11,691

)  $(6,344)
Investing activities   

(14,961

)   (6,294)
Financing activities   

25,600

    13,887 
           
Net (decrease) increase in cash from continuing operations  $

(1,052

)  $1,249 

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we used cash of approximately $12.0 million in operations in 2019 and used cash of approximately $6.3 million in operations in 2018. Our cash use for 2019 was primarily attributable to cash used to reduce vendor balances, accrued expenses and other short-term liabilities. Our cash use for 2018 was primarily attributable to general corporate needs, acquisitions, the overhaul of our capital structure, and organic growth initiatives. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, cash used by investing activities consisted of approximately $15.0 million primarily due to the three acquisitions completed in 2019. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, cash used by investing activities consisted of approximately $6.3 million. Cash provided by financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $25.6 million as compared to cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended September 30, 2018 of approximately $13.9 million. Our cash provided for 2019 was primarily attributable to the Securities Purchase Agreement completed January 11, 2019, the Underwriting Agreement completed February 8, 2019, the Securities Purchase Agreement dated May 3, 2019 and the Sales Agreement dated June 6, 2019. The net increase in cash during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $1.1 million as compared to a net increase in cash of approximately $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

Included in the Note 3 to Financial Statements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Our significant accounting policies are presented in this Report in our Notes to financial statements, which are contained in this Quarterly Report. The significant accounting policies that are most critical and aid in fully understanding and evaluating the reported financial results include the following:

 

We prepare our financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP. These principles require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Management believes that these estimates are reasonable and have been discussed with our Board of Directors (the “Board”); however, actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

We issue restricted stock to consultants for various services. 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 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.

 

Long-lived assets such as property, equipment and identifiable intangibles 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 estimates of future cash flows, market value of similar assets, if available, or independent appraisals, if required. If the carrying amount of the long-lived 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. When fair values are not available, 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.

 

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The Company adopted ASC 606 effective January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method which would require a cumulative effect adjustment for initially applying the new revenue standard as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings and the comparative information would not require to be restated and continue to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods.

 

Based on the Company’s analysis, the Company did not identify a cumulative effect adjustment for initially applying the new revenue standards.

 

The Company principally generates revenue through three processes: (1) the sale of MagneGas fuel for metal cutting and through the sales of other industrial and specialty gases and related products through our wholly owned subsidiaries, (2) by providing consulting services and (3) through the sales of our Plasma Arc Flow Systems. The Company’s revenue recognition policy for the year ending December 31, 2018 is as follows:

 

  Revenue for metal-working fuel, industrial gases and welding supplies is recognized when performance obligations of the sale are satisfied. The majority of the Company’s terms of sale have a single performance obligation to transfer products. Accordingly, the Company recognizes revenue when control has been transferred to the customer, generally at the time of shipment of products. Under the previous revenue recognition accounting standard, the Company recognized revenue upon transfer of title and risk of loss, generally upon the delivery of goods.
     
  The Company applies the five-step process outlined in ASC 606 when recognizing revenue with regards to consulting services:

 

  The Company enters into a written consulting agreement with a customer to provide professional services and has an enforceable right to payment for its performance completed to date;
     
  All of the promised services are identified to determine whether those services represent performance obligations;
     
  In consideration for the services to be rendered, the Company expects to receive incremental payments during the term of the agreement;
     
  Payments are estimated for each performance obligation and allocated in accordance with payment terms; and
     
  Typically, consulting services contracts will follow a similar pattern of recognition as legacy GAAP. The nature of the consulting services is such that the customer will receive benefits of the Company’s performance only when the customer receives the professional services. Consequently, the entity recognizes revenue over time by measuring the progress toward complete satisfaction of the performance obligation.

 

  Revenue generated from sales of each Plasma Arc Flow Unit is recognized upon delivery. Significant deposits are required before production commences. These deposits are classified as customer deposits.

 

The fair value of an embedded conversion option that is convertible into a variable amount of shares and warrants that include price protection reset provision features are deemed to be “down-round protection” and, therefore, do not meet the scope exception for treatment as a derivative under ASC 815 “Derivatives and Hedging”, since “down-round protection” is not an input into the calculation of the fair value of the conversion option and warrants and cannot be considered “indexed to the Company’s own stock” which is a requirement for the scope exception as outlined under ASC 815. The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that we record the embedded conversion option and warrants at their fair values as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date.

 

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We reassess the classification of our derivative instruments at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into a convertible credit facility for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, we have adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees.

 

The Black-Scholes option valuation model was used to estimate the fair value of the warrants and conversion options. The model includes subjective input assumptions that can materially affect the fair value estimates. We determined the fair value of the Binomial Lattice Model and the Black-Scholes Valuation Model to be materially the same. The expected volatility is estimated based on the most recent historical period of time equal to the weighted average life of the warrants. Conversion options are recorded as debt discount and are amortized as interest expense over the life of the underlying debt instrument.

 

Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Assets

 

We have recorded goodwill and other indefinite-lived assets in connection with our acquisitions. Goodwill, which represents the excess of acquisition cost over the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets of the acquired company, is not amortized. Indefinite-lived intangible assets are stated at fair value as of the date acquired in a business combination. The recoverability of goodwill is evaluated at least annually and when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable.

 

We analyze goodwill first to assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform a detailed goodwill impairment test as required. The more-likely-than-not threshold is defined as having a likelihood of more than 50%.

 

Events and circumstances for an entity to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment are:

 

  Macroeconomic conditions such as a deterioration in general economic conditions, limitations on accessing capital, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, or other developments in equity and credit markets.
     
  Industry and market considerations such as a deterioration in the environment in which an entity operates, an increased competitive environment, a decline in market-dependent multiples or metrics (considered in both absolute terms and relative to peers), a change in the market for an entity’s products or services, or a regulatory or political development.
     
  Cost factors such as increases in raw materials, labor, or other costs that have a negative effect on earnings and cash flows.
     
  Overall financial performance such as negative or declining cash flows or a decline in actual or planned revenue or earnings compared with actual and projected results of relevant prior periods.
     
  Other relevant entity-specific events such as changes in management, key personnel, strategy, or customers, contemplation of bankruptcy, or litigation.
     
  Events affecting a reporting unit such as a change in the composition or carrying amount of its net assets, a more-likely-than-not expectation of selling or disposing of all, or a portion, of a reporting unit, the testing for recoverability of a significant asset group within a reporting unit, or recognition of a goodwill impairment loss in the financial statements of a subsidiary that is a component of a reporting unit.
     
  If applicable, a sustained decrease in share price (considered in both absolute terms and relative to peers).

 

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Management has evaluated goodwill currently carried on the balance sheet and has evaluated the outlook for profitability and the ability for the recently acquired businesses to support the value of the goodwill on a go forward basis. Management completed this evaluation using two distinct business units, the water decontamination business and the fuel business. The water decontamination business operates at a loss and has no goodwill. The fuel business, which includes all of the welding supply stores, operates at a profit and has all of the goodwill. The Company believes that the business prospects and financial outlook for the businesses with the associated goodwill, adequately supports the carried value of the goodwill at this time. Management will continue to evaluate goodwill for potential impairment in subsequent periods. Should there be a deterioration of event and circumstances in the fourth quarter, management will record an impairment of the goodwill.

 

The Company’s intangible assets consisted of the following (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

   Estimated
useful life
  Weighted
average
remaining life
   September 30,
2019
   December 31,
2018
 
Goodwill          $11,123   $6,691 
Intellectual property  15 years   12.64    923    899 
Customer relationships  10 years   9.09    1,205    707 
Non-compete agreements  1-10 years   4.16    4,600    2,600 
Developed technology  10 years   9.67    2,231    - 
Less: Accumulated amortization           (1,586)   (827)
Intangible assets, net          $18,496   $10,070 

 

Off-balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

The Company is a “Smaller Reporting Company” as defined by § 229.10(f)(1) and is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

In connection with the preparation of this report, an evaluation was carried out by the Company’s management, with the participation of the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”)) as of September 30, 2019. Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

During the evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2019, management concluded that Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

Notwithstanding the existence of these material weaknesses, management believes that the consolidated financial statements in this report on Form 10-Q fairly present, in all material respects, the Company’s financial condition as reported, in conformity with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”).

 

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Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Management of the Company is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process, under the supervision of the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of the Company’s financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

 

  Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the Company’s assets;
     
  Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of the financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and the board of directors; and
     
  Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, 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.

 

Management has not completed a proper evaluation, risk assessment and monitoring of the company’s internal controls over financial reporting as of September 30, 2019, based on criteria established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). As a result, management has concluded controls were not effective and identified material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting.

 

A material weakness is a control 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 disclosed below:

 

Failure to Segregate Duties. Management has not maintained adequate segregation of duties within the Company due to its reliance on a few individuals to fill multiple roles and responsibilities. Our failure to segregate duties has been a material weakness for the period covering this report.

 

Sufficiency of Accounting Resources. The Company has limited accounting personnel to prepare its financial statements and handle complex accounting transactions. The insufficiency of our accounting resources has been a material weakness for the period covering this report.

 

Evaluation. The Company did not perform a proper evaluation, risk assessment or monitor their internal controls over financial reporting.

 

As a result of the material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting described above, the Company’s management has concluded that, as of September 30, 2019, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was not effective based on the criteria in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the COSO.

 

This report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. We were not required to have, nor have we, engaged the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to perform an audit of internal control over financial reporting pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Rule 13a-15 or 15d-15 under the Exchange Act that occurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

The Company is involved in certain claims and pending litigation arising from the normal conduct of business. Many of these claims are covered in whole or in part by insurance. Based on knowledge of the facts and, in certain cases, opinions of outside counsel, management believes that adequate provisions have been made for probable losses with respect to the resolution of all such claims and pending litigation and that the ultimate outcome, after provisions therefor, will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the Company, but could have a material effect on the results of operations in a given quarter or year. See Note 9 – Commitments and Contingencies.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Risks Relating to Our Business

 

We have a significant amount of goodwill and other intangible assets on our balance sheet that are subject to periodic impairment evaluations; an impairment of our goodwill or other intangible assets may have a material adverse impact on our financial condition and results of operations.

 

As of September 30, 2019, we had goodwill and other intangible assets of approximately $17.6 million, which represented approximately 88.8% of our total assets. Accounting standards require us to test goodwill for impairment annually, and more frequently when events or changes in circumstances indicate impairment may exist. There can be no assurance that reviews of our goodwill and other intangible assets will not result in impairment charges. Although it does not affect cash flow, an impairment charge does have the effect of decreasing our earnings, assets and shareholders’ equity. Factors that could indicate our goodwill or intangible assets are impaired include a decline in our stock price and market capitalization or lower than projected operating results and cash flows. Our stock price historically has shown volatility and often fluctuates significantly in response to market and other factors. Declines in our stock price or lower operating results could increase the risk of impairment. If we determine that further impairment exists, it may result in a significant non-cash charge to earnings and lower stockholders’ equity.

 

Pending and future litigation and government investigations may have a material adverse impact on our financial condition and results of operations.

 

From time to time the Company may be a party to litigation matters or regulatory investigations involving claims against the Company or its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company is subject to an increased risk of litigation and regulatory investigation due to the Company’s operation in a highly regulated industry.

 

It is possible that we may be subject to litigation or claims for indemnification in connection with the sale of our common stock in inadvertent unregistered transactions that occurred in 2018. The SEC may determine to investigate the unregistered transactions in our common stock, which could subject us to potential enforcement actions by the SEC under Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may result in injunctive relief or the imposition of fines. In addition, it is possible that we had other unregistered offers or sales of our common stock, other than the aforementioned inadvertent unregistered transactions that occurred in 2018, and we may be subject to litigation or claims for indemnification in connection with any such offers or sales. If any such claims were to succeed, we might not have sufficient funds to pay the resulting damages. There can be no assurance that the insurance coverage we maintain would cover any such expenses or be sufficient to cover any claims against us. In addition to the monetary value of any claim, any litigation, regulatory action or governmental proceeding to which we are a party could adversely affect us by harming our reputation, diverting the time and attention of management, and causing the Company to incur significant litigation expenses, which would all materially and adversely affect our business.

 

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In addition, we may be a party to litigation matters involving our business, which operates within a highly regulated industry. On September 4, 2018, we received notice that a law firm representing the estate of an individual who sustained life-ending injuries while working for an end user of our products had made a claim to our insurance carrier. The matter is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. The Company is still investigating the cause of the accident and there have been no conclusive findings as of this time. It is unknown whether the final cause of the accident will be determined and whether those findings will negatively impact Company operations or sales. The Company continues to be fully operational and transparent with all regulatory agencies.

 

On April 15, 2019, an alleged shareholder filed a purported class action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the Company and certain of its officers and directors, captioned Hatten v. Taronis Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No. 8:19-cv-00889 (M.D. Fla.). The complaint purports to be brought on behalf of a class consisting of all persons (other than defendants) who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of the Company between January 28, 2019 and February 12, 2019 and alleges that the Company and the individual defendants violated federal securities laws, including Sections 10(b) and/or 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by making alleged false and/or misleading statements and failing to disclose certain information regarding the Company’s business with the City of San Diego.

 

On June 21, 2019, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted the parties’ joint motion to transfer the case to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. On July 10, 2019, the Court appointed a Lead Plaintiff. The case is now captioned Zhu, et al. v. Taronis Technologies, Inc., et al., No. CV-19-04529-PHX-GMS (D. Ariz.). On August 2, 2019, the Court established a schedule for the filing of an operative amended complaint and a response thereto.

 

On August 30, 2019, Lead Plaintiff filed an amended complaint that alleges the same claims and class period as the initial complaint. Defendants’ motion to dismiss the amended complaint is due on October 14, 2019.

 

On June 25, 2019, a shareholder derivative complaint was filed against certain of the Company’s directors and officers in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The case is captioned Falcone v. Dingess, et al., No. CV-19-04547-PHX-DJH (D. Ariz.). The complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants violated federal securities laws, including Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by making alleged false and/or misleading statements and failing to disclose certain information regarding the Company’s business with the City of San Diego. The complaint further alleges breaches of fiduciary duties, waste of corporate assets, and gross mismanagement. The factual allegations upon which these claims are based are similar to the factual allegations made in the Securities Class Action Litigation, described above. The complaint seeks, among other things, unspecified damages for the Company from the individual defendants, the payment of costs and attorneys’ fees, and that the Company be directed to reform certain governance and internal procedures.

 

On September 20, 2019, a shareholder derivative complaint was filed against certain of the Company’s directors and officers in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The case is captioned Manley v. Mahoney, et al., No. 2:19-cv-05233-DLR (D. Ariz.). The complaint alleges breach of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment, abuse of control, gross mismanagement, and waste of corporate assets. The factual allegations upon which these claims are based are similar to the factual allegations made in the Securities Class Action Litigation, described above. The complaint seeks, among other things, unspecified damages for the Company from the individual defendants, the payment of costs and attorneys’ fees, and that the Company be directed to reform certain governance and internal procedures.

 

For a discussion identifying additional risk factors and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, see the discussions under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

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

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 2,952,369 shares of restricted common stock to consultants and 326,800 shares of restricted common stock to certain employees. The total value of these issuances was approximately $6.6 million and approximately $1.0 million, respectively. These shares were partially amortized as stock-based compensation during the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

        Incorporated by Reference   Filed or
Exhibit Number   Exhibit Description   Form   Exhibit  

Filing

Date

  Furnished Herewith
3.1   Amendment No. 1 to Bylaws   8-K   3.1   09/29/2016    
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U. S. C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.               X
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U. S. C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.               X
32.1*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U. S. C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.               X
32.2*   Certification of Principal Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U. S. C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.               X
101.INS   XBRL Instance.               X
101.SCH   XBRL Schema.               X
101.CAL   XBRL Calculation.               X
101.DEF   XBRL Definition.               X
101.LAB   XBRL Label.               X
101.PRE   XBRL Presentation.               X

 

* In accordance with SEC Release 33-8238, Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2 are being furnished and not filed.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  Taronis Technologies, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Scott Mahoney
    Scott Mahoney
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  Dated: November 19, 2019
     
  By: /s/ Tyler B. Wilson
    Tyler B. Wilson, Esq.
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
     
  Dated: November 19, 2019

 

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