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[October 24, 2013]
REAL HIP-HOP NETWORK, INC - 10-Q/A - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and elsewhere in this Current Report on Form 10-Q are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on June 28, 2013, provides examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those implied or projected in this Current Report on Form 10-Q. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events after the date of this report.
Overview The Company was incorporated in the state of Delaware on May 4, 2010. The Company was initially formed as a shell company with no operations while it sought new business opportunities. On August 15, 2011 the Company licensed all right to RHN media content and distribution platforms that include a cable channel that provides intelligent, family-appropriate Hip-Hop content to a multi-racial/multi-generational 18-34 year-old audience demographic. RHN's website RHN.TV is designed to be the Internet destination for the Company's target audiences. RHN Mobile delivers music, gaming, and video content to the target audiences on wireless devices across wireless service providers. On August 14, 2013 the licensing agreement was amended to extend payment terms and include binding and enforceable contracts with DirecTV and DISH Network.
Plan of Operation The Real Hip-Hop Network ("RHN") is an emerging growth company that provides family-appropriate (family-appropriate "meaning it is considered suitable for all members of the average family") Hip-Hop content to a multi-racial/multi-generational demographic through multiple distribution platforms that initially include cable television, and the Company's website RHN.TV that is designed to be the Internet destination for the Company's target audiences. The Company also intends to utilize broadband, digital and wireless platforms to deliver music, gaming and steaming video to mobile devices and in home gaming systems within the next twelve months. RHN currently has exclusive rights to approximately 30,000 hours of content (3.4 years) and the Company has beta tested the delivery of live streaming version of its video content on the Company's website RHN.TV. The Company intends to launch commercially through national subscription TV that is estimated to be the fourth quarter of 2013. The Company has been assigned binding and enforceable contracts with DirecTV and DISH Network each having a three year term that began in May of 2013 and can be terminated by the provider at any time. The agreements will allow the Company to launch commercially to a viewership of an estimated 32 million subscribers. The Company has started testing the content feed to both DirecTV and DISH Network and it is estimated that the testing will be completed by the end September, 2013 with no cost to the Company, upon completion of testing the Company will need to pay an estimated $2,000,000 in deposits to launch content through the aforementioned networks..
The Company intends to provide a mix of approximately 45% music video-based entertainment, approximately 55% of RHN's lineup includes original programming revolving around the Hip-Hop lifestyle, culture and pro-social programs, such as first run movies, live concerts, break-dance battles, rhyme competitions, documentaries, news, DJ competitions, interviews and exciting original content.
We are currently evaluating all our options to commercialize our licensed content and platforms. The Company's concept and content has been beta tested and has not been deployed for commercial sale anywhere in the world. Although the Company's technology and platform in ready for deployment each country have different requirements for deployment, so the commercialization process is likely to be lengthy and complex. The Company may employ different strategies in different areas of the world, such as sublicensing deployment and commercialization rights for some territories while retaining rights for other territories.
Our primary sources of revenue will be affiliate fees and advertising. Affiliate fees are derived from long-term distribution agreements with cable, satellite and telecommunications operators who pay us a monthly fee for each subscriber household that receives RHN content.
On August 15, 2011, the Company entered into a Licensing Agreement ("Licensing Agreement") that was amended on August 14, 2013 with The Real Hip-Hop Network, Broadcast Corp ("Licensor") pursuant to which the Company was granted an exclusive, non-transferrable worldwide license for certain first run movies, live concerts, break-dance battles, rhyme competitions, documentaries, news, DJ competitions and interviews ("media content"), distribution platforms, patents, intellectual property, know-how, trade secret information to provide intelligent, family-appropriate Hip-Hop content to a multi-racial/multi-generational demographic.
- 13 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Except for the rights granted under the License Agreement, Licensor retains all rights, title and interest to the content and any additions thereto-although the License includes the Company's right to utilize such additions. The term of the License commences on the date of the Licensing Agreement and continues for thirty (30) years, provided that the Licensee is not in breach or default of any of the terms or conditions contained in this Agreement. In addition to other requirements, the continuation of the License is conditioned on the Company generating net revenues in the normal course of operations or the funding by the Company of specified amounts for qualifying distribution and commercialization expenses related to the media content. In addition, the Company is required to fund certain specified expenses related to the distribution of the media content as specified in the License Agreement. The license is terminated upon the occurrence of events of default specified in the License Agreement and outlined as followed: If any of the Parties are in breach or default of the terms or conditions contained in this Agreement and do not rectify or remedy that breach or default within 90 days from the date of receipt of notice by the other party requiring that default or breach to be remedied, then the other party may give to the party in default a notice in writing terminating this Agreement.
The Company will not be able to commercialize either its media content or distribution platforms without additional capital, if we do not raise at least Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for its future development before August 15, 2014, raise at least Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for its future deployment before August 15, 2015, and raise at least One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) for its future deployment before August 15, 2016 equaling the minimum funding requirement of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for the deployment of its content distribution over the next three years or we will lose our rights to the media content and distribution platforms. Additionally, the Company will shall pay Licensor a royalty of one quarter of one percent (.025%) of all gross revenues resulting from the use of the Technology by Licensee and if the technology is sub-licensed form the Company, the Company shall pay Licensor a one percent (1%) royalty except as otherwise modified in writing. The Company will require significant additional financing in order to meet the milestones and requirements of its Business Plan and avoid discontinuation of the License. Funding would be required for staffing, marketing, public relations and the necessary distribution to expanding the scope of its offering to include the global market. The Company intends to seek at an aggregate of $25,000,000 in 2012 through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities could dilute existing shareholders. The Company's funding plans include selling additional capital stock and/or borrowing to fund the aforementioned expenses. The Company intends to approach Hedge Funds, Venture Capital Groups, Private Investment Groups and other Institutional Investment Groups in its efforts to achieve future funding. It is estimated that $2,755,548 will be used for sales and marketing, $12,930,077 will be used for the TV network fees, an estimated $2,049,325 will be spent on management, legal, accounting, rent, financing fees and other payables, $ 16,889 will be spent on this offering and $3,589,520 will be spent on production and programming leaving $3,658,641 in reserve for increased working capital.
There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to raise this or any amount of additional capital and a failure to do so would have a significant adverse effect on the Company's ability, or would cause significant delays in its ability to address the market for the distribution of media content and achieve its Business Plan, it estimated the minimum amount of capital the company needs to raise over the ne twelve months is $2 million to continue operations. Neither the Company nor any of its advisors or consultants has significant experience in raising funds similar to the $25,000,000 estimated to be required.
Going Concern We have incurred net losses of $114,391 since inception through March 31, 2013.
At March 31, 2013 we had no cash and no other assets and our total liabilities were $109,626. The report of our independent registered public accounting firm on our financial statements from inception through March 31, 2013 contains an explanatory paragraph regarding our ability to continue as a going concern based upon recurring operating losses and our need to obtain additional financing to sustain operations. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to obtain the necessary financing to meet our obligations and repay our liabilities when they become due and to generate sufficient revenues from our operations to pay our operating expenses. There are no assurances that we will continue as a going concern.
Results of Operations The following is a summary of the Company's operation results for the three month period ended June 30, 2013 and 2012: 2013 2012 Total operating expenses $ - $ 89,891 Total other income (expense) --- -- Net loss $ - $ (89,891 ) - 14 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------For the period from inception (May 4, 2010) through June 30, 2013, the Company had no activities that produced revenues from operations and had a net loss of $(114,391), consisting of $380 for the estimated fair value of stock-based compensation and $114,011 for legal, accounting, audits and other professional service fees incurred in relation to the formation of the Company and the filing of the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10 filed in August 2008, and other SEC-related compliance matters that have been incurred by and funded by AVP.
During the three month period ended June 30, 2013 the Company did not enter into ant stock-based agreements and for the year ended March 31, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement under which it agreed to grant stock-based compensation to Accelerated Venture Partners (AVP) for extending consulting services to the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Company agreed to grant AVP 3,800,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $.0001 per share.
The Company has estimated the value of common stock into which the stock was granted to AVP at $.0001 per share for financial reporting purposes. This amount was determined based management's estimate of fair value of stock options granted in the current and prior year as approximating par value. The stock based compensation expense is an estimate and significant judgment was involved in attempting to determine the value of common stock.
The Company's common stock has never traded publicly, and no stock has traded in private markets either, except for privately negotiated sales to investors, the founder of the Company and the founder of the technology from which the Company subsequently licensed rights. No common stock has been sold in any transactions since the Company emerged from its shell-company status. The Company does not have any offers for purchase of its common stock in any stage, and no stock is registered for resale with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company believes the only material estimate used in estimating the fair value stock options was the estimated fair value of the common stock, and that assumed volatility, term, interest rate and dividend of yield changes would be not result in material differences in stock option valuations. Based on the assumed value of common stock, the grant-date fair value of stock granted during the year ended March 31, 2013 was $380. The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense of $380 during the three months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, which was all included in general and administrative expenses.
General and administrative expenses were lower for the three month period ended in June 30, 2013 compared to June 30, 2012 due to lower professional fees. We expect that, if we are successful in securing additional capital, future general and administrative expenses will increase significantly as compared to the three month period ended June 30, 2012. In addition, we expect to incur development expenses as we seek to advance our products.
Liquidity and Capital Resources As of June 30, 2013, we had a cash balance of only $0. There were no other assets, and accrued expenses were $109,626, all due to AVP, a related party. We had a stockholders' deficit of approximately $109,626 and no means to pay the liabilities in excess of our assets. AVP has agreed to fund certain administrative operating expenses of RHN until the Company succeeds in raising additional funds, at which point the administrative operating expenses will be due. However, AVP may seek to force earlier payment of the amounts which we owe, or AVP may decide in the future not to continue funding costs on behalf of RHN, although we are not aware of any plans for them to do so. If we are not successful in raising additional capital, we may not be able to pay our liabilities and may have to cease operations.
Funding would be required for staffing, marketing, public relations and the necessary distribution to expanding the scope of its offering to include the global market. The Company intends to seek an aggregate of $50,000,000 in 2013 and 2014 through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities could dilute existing shareholders. The Company's funding plans include selling additional capital stock and/or borrowing to fund the aforementioned expenses. The Company intends to approach Hedge Funds, Venture Capital Groups, Private Investment Groups and other Institutional Investment Groups in its efforts to achieve future funding. It estimated the minimum amount of capital the Company needs to raise over the next twelve months is $2 million to continue operations. There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to raise this or any amount of additional capital and a failure to do so would have a significant adverse effect on the Company's ability, or would cause significant delays in its ability to address the market and achieve its Business Plan. Neither the Company nor any of its advisors or consultants has significant experience in raising funds similar to the $50,000,000 estimated to be required.
- 15 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------We have a consulting agreement with AVP under which AVP has agreed to provide us with certain advisory services that include reviewing our business plan, identifying and introducing prospective financial and business partners, and providing general business advice regarding our operations and business strategy. Under the consulting agreement, cash compensation of $800,000 is due to AVP upon our securing $10 million in available cash from funding, and an additional $800,000 is due upon our securing $20 million in available cash from funding (inclusive of the first $10 million). The cash compensation is to be paid to AVP at the rate of $66,667 per month. The total cash compensation to be received by AVP under the consulting agreement is not to exceed $2,400,000 unless we receive an amount of funding in excess of $30 million. If we receive equity or debt financing that is an amount less than $10 million, in between $10 million and $30 million, or greater than $30 million, the cash compensation earned by the AVP under its consulting services agreement will be prorated. We have the option to make a lump sum payment to AVP in lieu of the monthly cash payments.
We plan to measure our future liquidity primarily by the cash and working capital available to fund our operations, if do not have enough capital available to fund our operations, as stated above. We will not be able to commercialize our products without additional capital. We are evaluating various means of raising our initial capital, including through the sale of equity securities, licensing agreements or other means. We expect to incur losses for at least several years into the future as we develop our products and we are unable to estimate when, if ever, we will receive revenue or have a positive cash flow.
Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates Our significant accounting policies are more fully disclosed in Note 1 to the financial statements we included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended March 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on June 28, 2013. However, some of our accounting policies may be more particularly important to the portrayal of our financial position and results of operations and require the application of significant judgment by our management. To date, due to our limited operations, we believe the only accounting policy which has required significant judgment or use of estimates, other than our assumption that we will continue as a going concern, is our estimated charge for stock-based compensation. Our accounting for stock-based compensation does not impact our current financial position, but does have a major impact on our statement of operations.
Stock-Based Compensation We account for stock awards granted to recipients using an estimate of the fair value of the stock award on the date that the award is granted. This estimated fair value of the stock award is recognized as an expense in the statement of operations on a straight-line basis over the vesting period of the underlying stock award, which is generally four years for stock options granted to employees. There is a high degree of subjectivity involved in estimating the input values needed to estimate the fair value of stock options and other awards. For the Company in particular, our stock has never traded and therefore it is difficult to determine the underlying fair value of our common stock on each date a stock award is made. Changes in the estimated value of the underlying stock will materially affect the resulting estimates of the fair values of the awards that are granted. Also, the expenses recorded for stock-based compensation in our financial statements may differ significantly from the actual value realized by the recipients, and these expenses are not adjusted to the actual amounts, if any, realized. Users of the financial statements should also understand that the expenses we recognize for stock-based compensation do not result in payments of cash by us.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements We do not believe that there are any recently issued accounting pronouncements that we have not adopted which are likely to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or other disclosures.
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