UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

(Mark One)

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended: December 31, 2021

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from ___________ to ___________

 

Commission file number: 000-53029

 

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Colorado   26-1315585
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
6035 South Loop East, Houston, TX   77033
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (832) 649-5658

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A   N/A   N/A

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act: Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes ☐ No

 

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 ☒ 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 ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See 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 Smaller reporting company
    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 has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

 

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

 

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates based upon the closing price of $0.029 per share of common stock as of June 30, 2021 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter), was $6,589,961.

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 285,174,171 shares of common stock are issued and outstanding as of April 14, 2022.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC.

FORM 10-K

December 31, 2021

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

        Page
    PART I   1
         
Item 1.   Business   1
Item 1A.   Risk Factors   4
Item 1B.   Unresolved Staff Comments   10
Item 2.   Properties   10
Item 3   Legal Proceedings   11
Item 4.   Mine Safety Disclosures   11
         
    PART II   11
         
Item 5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   11
Item 6.   [Reserved]   12
Item 7.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   12
Item 7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   21
Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   21
Item 9.   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosures   21
Item 9A.   Controls and Procedures   21
Item 9B.   Other Information   22
Item 9C.   Disclosure Regarding Foreign Jurisdictions that Prevent Inspections   22
         
    PART III   23
         
Item 10.   Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance   23
Item 11.   Executive Compensation   24
Item 12.   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters   29
Item 13.   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence   30
Item 14.   Principal Accountant Fees and Services   31
         
    PART IV   32
         
Item 15.   Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules   32
Item 16.   Form 10-K Summary   36
    Signatures   37

 

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K (this “Report”) contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this Report, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management and expected market growth, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “could,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,”, “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “predict,” “seek,” “contemplate,” “project,” “continue,” “potential,” “ongoing” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about:

 

our ability to obtain additional funds for our operations;

 

our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our products and our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others;

 

our reliance on third party distributors;

 

the initiation, timing, progress and results of our research and development programs;

 

our dependence on current and future collaborators for developing new products;

 

the rate and degree of market acceptance of our commercial products;

 

the implementation of our business model and strategic plans for our business;

 

our estimates of our expenses, losses, future revenue and capital requirements, including our needs for additional financing;

 

our reliance on third party suppliers to supply the materials and components for our products;

 

our ability to attract and retain qualified key management and technical personnel;

 

our financial performance;

 

the impact of government regulation and developments relating to our competitors or our industry; and

 

other risks and uncertainties, including those listed under the caption “Risk Factors.”

 

These statements relate to future events or our future operational or financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, those listed under the section titled “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Report.

 

Any forward-looking statement in this Report reflects our current view with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our business, results of operations, industry, and future growth. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance. You should read this Report completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available in the future.

 

This Report also contains estimates, projections and other information concerning our industry, our business and the markets for certain glass strengthening solutions, hydrophobic products, and window film mounting solutions, including data regarding the estimated size of those markets and their projected growth rates. Information that is based on estimates, forecasts, projections, or similar methodologies is inherently subject to uncertainties and actual events or circumstances may differ materially from events and circumstances reflected in this information. Unless otherwise expressly stated, we obtained these industry, business, market and other data from reports, research surveys, studies and similar data prepared by third parties, industry, and general publications, government data and similar sources. In some cases, we do not expressly refer to the sources from which these data are derived.

 

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Report. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any events or circumstances, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise, after the date hereof.

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements that appear elsewhere in this Report.

 

As used in this Report and unless otherwise indicated, the terms “C-Bond Systems, Inc.,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to C-Bond Systems, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, C-Bond Systems, LLC, and its 80% owned subsidiary, Mobile Tint, LLC, as the context may require.

 

Overview

 

We are a nanotechnology company and sole owner, developer, and manufacturer of the patented C-Bond technology. We are engaged in the implementation of proprietary nanotechnology applications and processes to enhance properties of strength, functionality, and sustainability of brittle material systems. Our present primary focus is in the multi-billion-dollar glass and window film industry with target markets in the United States and internationally. We operate in two divisions: C-Bond Transportation Solutions and Patriot Glass Solutions. C-Bond Transportation Solutions sells a windshield strengthening, water repellent solution called C-Bond nanoShield™ as well as a disinfection product. Patriot Glass Solutions sells multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including C-Bond BRS, a ballistic-resistant film system, and C-Bond Secure, a forced entry system.

 

The C-Bond technology enables ordinary glass to dissipate energy by permeating the glass surface and detecting microscopic flaws and defects that are randomly distributed all over the glass surface. C-Bond’s unique qualities then work to locate and repair the identified surface imperfections that weaken the glass composite structure and ultimately act as failure initiators. The C-Bond formula is engineered to maintain original glass design integrity while increasing the mechanical performance properties of the glass unit. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we created partnerships to distribute disinfection related products, which we began to sell in the second quarter of 2020. The Company currently sells MB-10 Tablets® and Vimoba® Tablets.

 

On June 30, 2021, we entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Exchange Agreement”) with (i) Mobile Tint LLC, a Texas limited liability company doing business as A1 Glass Coating (“Mobile”), (ii) the sole member of Mobile (the “Mobile Shareholder”), and (iii) Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Shareholder. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, C-Bond agreed to acquire 80% of Mobile’s units, representing 80% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding capital stock (the “Mobile Shares”). On July 22, 2021, we closed the Exchange Agreement and acquired 80% of the Mobile Shares. Mobile provides quality window tint solutions for auto, home, and business owners across Texas, specializing in automotive window tinting, residential window film, and commercial window film that stop harmful UV rays from passing through its window films for reduced glare, comfortable temperatures, and lower energy bills. Mobile also carries products that offer forced-entry protection and films that protect glass from scratches, graffiti, other types of vandalism, and even bullets, including C-Bond BRS and C-Bond Secure products.

 

Our Business

 

Product and Service Offerings  

 

C-Bond’s core products are patented, low-cost technologies that significantly increase the mechanical performance of glass. We have implemented the following business structure integrating the Transportation Solutions Group and Patriot Glass Solutions.  

 

Transportation Solutions Group

 

C-Bond Transportation Windshield Performance Solution  

 

C-Bond nanoShield™ is a patented, nanotechnology, windshield glass strengthening and hydrophobic (water repellent) all-in-one performance system. It is designed to improve windshield safety and performance by increasing windshield chip and crack resistance and improving windshield visibility in wet weather conditions to provide extended driver reaction time.  We believe that C-Bond nanoShield is unique in the market and that the product has no direct competitors. With C-Bond nanoShield, we intend to create new markets and channels in the aftermarket automotive windshield segment, including fleets, automotive dealers, and service providers.

 

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Disinfectant Products

 

On May 20, 2020, we entered into a two-year Distributor Agreement with an entity where we were appointed as a distributor to exclusively sell MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets for use in certain markets. In February 2022, we and the entity amended the Distributor Agreement to include the sale of Vimoba Tablets in those same markets and extended the term of the Distributor Agreement for another year. MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets are the most convenient way yet to deliver the benefits of chlorine dioxide to hygiene or biosafety programs. MB-10 disinfectant tablets have one of the broadest, most complete EPA registration labels on the market. It is a safe, easy and effective way to disinfect a vehicle’s interior using an EPA registered disinfectant (Reg No.70060-19-46269) included on List N for use against human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It is proven effective against emerging viral pathogens, including enveloped and large and small non-enveloped viruses. MB-10 Tablets provide fast-acting virus and bacteria protection that is safe for all vehicle surfaces including LED screens and electronics without leaving a residue or odor. Vimoba Tablets are 100% non-corrosive, chlorine dioxide producing tablets that maintain the exact same efficacy, EPA Label claims, dilution rates and contact times as MB-10 Tablets, while including a buffering agent that makes the Vimoba solution completely non-corrosive on stainless steel – even after prolonged use or exposure – and even when the solution dries on the surface. We were appointed as a distributor to exclusively sell MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets and Vimoba Tablets for use in the following markets: 

 

  Automotive, Trucking, RV, rental agencies (auto and truck), service vehicles (taxi, Uber, Lyft), mass transit (train, buses), golf carts, aviation, train, marine (potential future growth)
     
  Dealerships
     
  Global Distribution
     
  Service Providers
     
  Transportation Detailing.

 

Patriot Glass Solutions

 

C-Bond Secure Strengthening Primer and Window Film Mounting Solution

 

C-Bond Secure (formerly known as C-Bond I) is a patented, non-toxic, water-based nanotechnology solution designed to significantly increase the strength of architectural glass and improve the performance properties of window film-to-glass products. C-Bond Secure improves the performance of window film-to-glass products by reducing glass breakage from impact and stress environments and filling the capillary voids on the glass surface to prevent the trapping of moisture and impurities that impede cure time and adhesion between the glass and any succeeding window film product. This is important because when glass does break, this nanotechnology improves the chances that no large shards/pieces will escape the immediate area of the glass surface and result in serious laceration or personal injury.  C-Bond Secure has been tested against untreated glass by third-party laboratories and shown to outperform untreated glass in this capacity.  C-Bond Secure faces market competition from basic soap and water products (such as baby shampoo and dishwashing soap) as the recognized industry standard window film application solutions, which we believe provide no structural benefits and are designed to wash hair and dishes, respectively. C-Bond Secure increases overall glass strength, improves window film product performance, and can be used in conjunction with any manufacturer’s film product.

 

C-Bond BRS (Ballistic-Resistant Film System)

 

C-Bond BRS is a patented, nanotechnology Ballistic-Resistant Film System that increases the structural integrity of glass and provides National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level I, Level II and Underwriter Laboratories (UL) 752 ballistic-resistant protection. C-Bond BRS includes a specified glass thickness and glass type, the C-Bond window film mounting solution to improve the glass mechanical strength, and the C-Bond window film product. This product is targeted to police, fire, emergency services, media outlets, schools, airports, and government buildings due to the utility of ballistic-resistant glass protection in their respective fields. The C-Bond BRS system seeks to combine simplicity and affordability with a one-way capability (the ability to shoot-out but prevent shooting in) ballistic protection compared to other costlier ballistic resistant material (polycarbonate and glass laminate) products.

 

Commercial Market Strategy

 

We utilize a distributor model to reach potential customers.  This approach takes advantage of existing resources and facilitates relationships between us and our enterprise partners to leverage their collective strengths.  We require industry partners to generate economic growth, support commercialization activities, provide more developed business networks, knowledge of and access to supply and demand channels, and supplement limited financial resources. We and our industrial partners work together to determine scalability, adaptability, affordability, usability and intellectual property. From a business perspective, the long-term scope and strategic benefits of our plug and play business strategy are to be able to carry out business on a global basis at a lower cost and be better informed and more adaptive to changing market conditions, which is dependent on securing these relationships.

 

C-Bond Authorized Distributor Network

 

Our Authorized Distributor Program focuses on channeling distribution agreements with industry specific business-to-business and original equipment manufacturing customers to develop a global distribution network. This program aims to partner with high quality distributors that can grow revenues and margins. Our present distribution channels span the United States from Florida to Hawaii and consist of multiple distribution channels, including international sales in the Philippines, India, and the UAE. For the year ended December 31, 2021, three customers accounted for approximately 44.2% of total sales (17.4%, 15.3%, and 11.5%, respectively). For the year ended December 31, 2020, two customers accounted for approximately 40.1% of total sales (18.6% and 21.5%, respectively). For the year ended December 31, 2021, all sales were in the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2020, approximately 59.9% of all sales were in the United States, 21.5% of sales were from one customer based in India, and 18.6% of sales were from one customer based in the Philippines. No other geographical area accounting for more than 10% of total sales during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020. A reduction in sales from or loss of such customers would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

 

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Suppliers

 

Currently, we rely on one main supplier, Madico, Inc., for our window film; one main supplier, Gelest, Inc., for our chemicals; and one main supplier, Quip Laboratories for disinfectant products.  However, we believe that, if necessary, alternate window film and chemical suppliers could be found without material disruption to our business.

 

Intellectual Property

 

To date, we have filed, licensed and/or acquired a total of 23 individual patents and patent applications spanning core and strategic nano-technology applications and processes. We intend to continue to expand our patent coverage. Our focus remains on building a patent portfolio that protects our core intellectual property and delivers shareholder value.

 

We own four provisional United States patents and licenses, seven United States patents, and 12 foreign patents on a non-exclusive basis from William Marsh Rice University (“Rice University”) with claims directed toward various aspects of our current products and products under development including the use of nanotechnology for glass strengthening and the processes and composition of our products.

 

Pursuant to an agreement dated April 8, 2016, between us and Rice University, Rice University has granted a non-exclusive license to us, in nanotube-based surface treatment for strengthening glass and related materials under Rice’s intellectual property rights, to use, make, distribute, offer and sell the licensed products specified in the agreement. In consideration, we had to pay a one-time non-refundable license fee of $10,000 and royalty payments of 5% of net sales of the licensed products during the term of the agreement and a sell-off period of 180 days from termination. In addition, we are required to pay for the maintenance of the patents.  This agreement will continue until the expiration of the last to expire of the licensed property rights, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of the agreement. To date, no royalties have been due under this agreement.

 

The “C-Bond™” and “C-Bond nanoShield™” names and logos are registered trademarks issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Research and Development

 

During the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, we (recovered) incurred research and development costs of $(3,250) and $16,627, respectively. Research and development costs were incurred to continue to upgrade C-Bond products.

 

Competition

 

C-Bond nanoshield Windshield Performance System

 

We believe we have no direct competition in the windshield glass strengthening space.

 

C-Bond nanoShield also provides a complementary hydrophobic or water repellent quality.  There are competitors in this space, including Rain-X, AquaPel, and Diamon-Fusion. We believe these products do not provide chip or crack resistance and have hydrophobic properties that degrade sooner than C-Bond nanoShield. Accordingly, management believes there is no product that is truly comparable to C-Bond nanoShield currently on the market.  We had the performance of C-Bond nanoShield verified at our request, based on a modified chip test for paint on metal parts, SAEJ 400, to provide windshield glass chip protection when compared to untreated glass.

 

C-Bond Secure Glass Strengthening Primer and Window Film Mounting Solution

 

C-Bond Secure faces competition from alternative window film mounting products in the market; however, all these products have similar ingredients to a soap and water mix, which we believe provides no structural benefit.  These solutions are used to provide a window film installer the ability to slip or move the film on the surface to which it is applied.  The industry standard solution most commonly used to apply window film to glass is a mixture containing commonly available baby shampoo or dishwashing soap and water that we believe has the following negative attributes: provides no structural benefits, often bubbles or yellows and scatters light, can only be applied within a limited temperature range, and may require 30 to 120 days of “dry” time to set completely depending on the film thickness.  C-Bond Secure provides the same slip properties while also strengthening the glass and improving film adhesion.

 

C-Bond BRS

 

C-Bond BRS faces competition from alternative bulletproof or bullet-resistant glass products in the market. Alternative bulletproof solutions use polycarbonate or glass laminate materials that are expensive, thick, heavy, often require reframing and retrofit of existing structure and revised building codes, and yellow and discolor over time.  These alternative solutions are often cost prohibitive to cost sensitive customers such as educational and municipal facilities.  C-Bond BRS allows for increased safety and security at an affordable cost.  Most importantly, it provides a deterrent to an intruder and valuable time to secure the facility.

 

Employees

 

As of December 31, 2021, C-Bond had two full-time employees, and multiple full and part-time employees, including our chief executive officer, who operate as independent contractors of the Company. Additionally, Mobile had 10 full-time employees. We have established an extensive network of external partners, contractors, and consultants to minimize administrative overhead and maximize efficiency.

 

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General Company Information

 

C-Bond Systems, Inc., formerly WestMountain Alternative Energy, Inc. (“WestMountain”), was incorporated in the state of Colorado on November 13, 2007. C-Bond Systems, LLC is a Texas-based limited liability company that was formed in 2013, headquartered in Houston, Texas. On April 25, 2018, WestMountain Energy, WestMountain’s wholly owned subsidiary, WETM Acquisition Corp., a corporation formed in the State of Colorado on April 18, 2018, (the “Acquisition Sub”), and C-Bond Systems, LLC, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (“Merger Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, on April 25, 2018, referred to as the Closing Date, the Acquisition Sub merged with and into C-Bond Systems, LLC, which was the surviving corporation and became a wholly owned subsidiary of WestMountain (the “Merger”). The Merger was effective as of April 26, 2018, upon the filing of a Certificate of Merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Texas. On July 18, 2018, we changed our name to C-Bond Systems, Inc.  Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Pink marketplace on a limited basis under the trading symbol “CBNT”. Our principal executive offices are located at 6035 South Loop East, Houston, Texas, 77033. Our website address is http://cbondsystems.com/, and our telephone number is (832) 649-5658. The content of any website of ours is not a part of, or incorporated by reference in, this Report. The Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to reports filed pursuant to Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These reports and any other information filed by the Company with the SEC are available free of charge on our website. The SEC maintains an internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC at www.sec.gov.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should not invest in our stock unless you are able to bear the complete loss of your investment. You should carefully consider the risks described below, as well as other information provided to you in this annual report on Form 10-K, including information in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information” before making an investment decision. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones facing C-Bond Systems. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently believe are immaterial may also impair our business operations. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected, the value of our common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

 

We have incurred substantial losses to date, may continue to incur losses in the future, and we may never achieve or sustain profitability.

 

We have incurred substantial net losses since our inception, including net losses of $7,128,858 and $4,434,443 (which included stock-based compensation of $4,085,868 and $2,108,472, respectively), for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and these losses may continue. The net cash used in operations was $1,807,051 and $1,783,027 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of December 31, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit, shareholders’ deficit, and working capital deficit of $57,515,129, $3,979,041 and $1,661,247, respectively. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive or raise additional debt and/or equity capital.

 

Our ability to continue as a going concern will require us to obtain additional financing to fund our current operations, which may be unavailable on attractive terms, if at all.

 

As of December 31, 2021, our recurring operating losses, cash used in operations and our current operating plans raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Our ability to continue as a going concern will require us to obtain additional financing to fund our current operating plans. We believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents will not be sufficient to fund our current operating plans. We have based these estimates, however, on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and we could spend our available financial resources much faster than we currently expect and need to raise additional funds sooner than we anticipate. If we are unable to raise capital when needed or on attractive terms, we would be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate our commercialization efforts.

 

Unfavorable global economic, business, or political conditions could adversely affect our business, financial condition, or results of operations.

 

Our results of operations could be adversely affected by general conditions in the global economy and in the global financial markets, including conditions that are outside of our control, including the impact of health and safety concerns, such as those relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak. The most recent global financial crisis caused extreme volatility and disruptions in the capital and credit markets. A severe or prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to our business, including weakened demand for our products and our ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. A weak or declining economy could strain our domestic and international customers, possibly resulting in delays in customer payments. Any of the foregoing could harm our business and we cannot anticipate all the ways in which the current economic climate and financial market conditions could adversely impact our business.

 

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We determined that we needed to restate previously issued financial statements.

 

On April 11, 2022, the Company determined that the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”) should be restated because management determined that it had overstated its sales and bad debt expense in its consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 (“Fiscal 2020”). Based on management’s analysis, the Company determined that a sale in the amount of $102,569 that was recorded in December 2020 did not meet the Company’s revenue recognition policy pursuant to ASC 606 and should not have been reflected as a sale. Additionally, in the same period, in connection with the Company’s analysis of collectability, the Company recorded a bad debt allowance and a related bad debt expense of $102,569. Since the sale and related allowance for bad debt should not have been recorded, the Company restated its consolidated financial statements for Fiscal 2020 to reduce sales and bad debt expense by $102,569. There was no effect on the Company’s reported net loss for Fiscal 2020 or on the financial condition of the Company at December 31, 2020. Nevertheless, such restatement may have caused, or could in the future cause, investors in our securities to lose confidence in our financial statements and management, which could result in a decrease in our stock price and negative sentiment in the investment community.

 

The Company included the restated results for Fiscal 2020 in an amendment to the 2020 Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022 and in this Form 10-K. After re-evaluation, the Company’s management concluded that that a material weakness existed in its revenue recognition during Fiscal 2020, primarily as a result of personnel who are no longer with the Company. The Company has taken remedial action to ensure this does not occur in the future.

 

Our future revenues are very difficult to predict with any accuracy.

 

We are an early-stage company. That makes predicting the timing or the amount of revenues that we will receive from the sale, or license, of our products very difficult. Any delay in the development and acceptance of one or more of our products, could result in significant delays in the realization of revenues, the need to raise additional capital through the issuance of additional equity or debt securities sooner than we intend, and may allow competitors to reach certain of such markets with products before we do. In view of the emerging nature of the technology involved in certain of these markets, and the attendant uncertainty as to whether our products will achieve meaningful commercial acceptance, if at all, there can be no assurance that we will realize revenues sufficient to achieve profitability.

 

Our intellectual property is subject to patents and exclusive license agreements that may expire or change.

 

We rely on U.S. patents to protect our propriety products that form the core of our revenue potential. These patents are subject to standard patent expiration terms. Upon expiration of our patents, we will no longer be able to prevent our competitors from developing similar products to ours. Additionally, we rely on exclusive license agreements to use certain technologies. The terms of the exclusive license agreements may change upon expiration of their current terms. We may not be able to renew or extend our current licenses, or they may become non-exclusive licensees. The inability to maintain our exclusive licenses agreements would have a significant impact on our potential future revenues.

 

If we are unable to adequately protect our intellectual property, our competitive position and results of operations may be adversely impacted.

 

Protecting our intellectual property is critical to our innovation efforts. We own patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights related to many of our products, and also have exclusive and non-exclusive license rights under intellectual property owned by others. Our intellectual property rights may be challenged or infringed upon by third parties, particularly in countries where property rights are not highly developed or protected, or we may be unable to maintain, renew or enter into new license agreements with third-party owners of intellectual property on reasonable terms. Unauthorized use of our intellectual property rights or inability to preserve existing intellectual property rights could adversely impact our competitive position and results of operations.

 

We are dependent on key personnel, and our ability to grow and compete in our industry will be harmed if we do not retain the continued services of our key personnel, or we fail to identify, hire, and retain additional qualified personnel.

 

Our success depends on the efforts of our senior management team and other key personnel. The loss of services of members of our senior management team could have an adverse effect on our business. In addition, if we expect to grow our operations, it will be necessary for us to attract and retain additional qualified personnel. If we are unable to attract or retain qualified personnel as needed, the growth of our operations could be slowed or hampered.

 

Potential adverse outcomes in legal proceedings may adversely affect results.

 

Our business exposes us to product liability claims that are inherent in the design, manufacture and sale of our products and the products of suppliers. We may not be able to obtain insurance on acceptable terms or our insurance may not provide adequate protection against actual losses. In addition, we are subject to the risk that one or more of our insurers may become insolvent and become unable to pay claims that may be made in the future. Even if we maintain adequate insurance, claims could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, liquidity and results of operations and on our ability to obtain suitable, adequate or cost-effective insurance in the future.

 

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If we are unable to successfully introduce new products, our future growth may be adversely affected.

 

Our ability or failure to develop new products based on innovation can affect our competitive position and requires the investment of significant time and resources. Difficulties or delays in research, development, production or commercialization of new products and services may reduce future revenues and adversely affect our competitive position. If we are unable to create sustainable product differentiation, our organic growth may be adversely affected.

 

Research and development for continued growth of our IP portfolio and product offerings is expensive, and we may not have sufficient funds to continue research and develop activities and may not be able to acquire additional funding.

 

Our ability to continue our research and development activities to improve and expand our products and service offerings requires extensive amounts of funding. We may not be able to obtain the necessary funding on attractive terms and in a timely basis to continue our research and development activities, which has caused our research and development activities to be delayed, reduced or terminated. Delaying, reducing or terminating our research activities would impede our estimated growth and results of operations.

 

We rely heavily on collaborative partners such as distributors, manufacturers and vendors and our relationships with such parties may restrict or limit our business operations.

 

We are currently working with several third-party entities with respect to the validation, optimization, and distribution of our products. Our current and future collaborations and joint ventures are important as they allow greater access to funds, to research, development and testing resources, validation, and to manufacturing, sales and distribution resources that we would otherwise not have. We intend to continue to significantly rely on such collaborative and joint venture arrangements. Some of the risks and uncertainties related to the reliance on such collaborations and joint ventures include the fact that such relationships could actually serve to limit or restrict us, while our partners are free to pursue other products either on their own or with others. Further, our partners may terminate a collaborative technology relationship and such termination may require us to seek other partners or expend substantial resources to pursue these activities independently.

 

We rely primarily on a third-party distribution model for our products and the number and quality of distributors can vary and may impact our revenues.

 

We rely on numerous third-party distributors for the distribution of our products. While we believe that alternative distributors could be located if required, our product sales could be affected if any of these distributors do not continue to distribute our products in required quantities or at all, or with the required levels of quality. In addition, difficulties encountered by these distributors, such as fire, accident, natural disasters, or political unrest, could halt or disrupt distributions, resulting in delay or cancellation of orders. Any of these events could result in delayed deliveries by us of our products, causing reduced sales and harm to our reputation and brand name.

 

We only have one manufacturing facility for our propriety products.

 

We manufacture our proprietary products at our Houston, Texas facility. In the event of a fire, flood, tornado, hurricane or other form of a catastrophic event, we may be unable to fulfill any then-existing demand for our products, possibly for a prolonged period, depending upon the severity of the event. As a result, should a catastrophic event occur, our financial condition and results of operation would be materially adversely affected.

 

Our lease on our Houston, Texas facility expires on May 31, 2022. At the time of this filing, the Company is in the process of finalizing a three-year lease extension. If we are not able to renew or extend our lease on the Houston, Texas facility, we may have to move our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. Doing so could cause us to incur significant expenses and could delay or reduce our ability to manufacture our products for some time. Our financial condition and results of operation could be materially adversely affected by any such move.

 

The requirements of being a public company may strain our resources, divert management’s attention, and affect our ability to attract and retain qualified members of the board of directors.

 

As a public company, we are subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), the Dodd-Frank Act, the listing requirements of the OTC and other applicable securities rules and regulations. Compliance with these rules and regulations requires significant legal and financial compliance costs, makes some activities more difficult, time-consuming or costly and increases demand on our systems and resources. The Exchange Act requires, among other things, that we file annual, quarterly and current reports with respect to our business and operating results. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires, among other things, that we maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting. In order to maintain and, if required, improve our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting to meet this standard, significant resources and management oversight may be required. As a result, management’s attention may be diverted from other business concerns, which could harm our business and operating results. We may need to hire more employees in the future to comply with these regulatory requirements, which will increase our costs and expenses.

 

In addition, changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure are creating uncertainty for public companies, increasing legal and financial compliance costs and making some activities more time consuming. These laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations, in many cases due to their lack of specificity, and, as a result, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance is provided by regulatory and governing bodies. This could result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and higher costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to disclosure and governance practices. We intend to invest resources to comply with evolving laws, regulations and standards, and this investment may result in increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management’s time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities. If our efforts to comply with new laws, regulations and standards differ from the activities intended by regulatory or governing bodies due to ambiguities related to practice, regulatory authorities may initiate legal proceedings against us and our business may be harmed.

 

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We also expect that being a public company with these new rules and regulations will make it more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance, and we may be required to accept reduced coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain coverage. These factors could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified members for our board of directors, particularly to serve any committees, and qualified executive officers.

 

As a result of disclosure of information in filings required of a public company, our business and financial condition will become more visible, which we believe may result in threatened or actual litigation, including by competitors and other third parties. If such claims are successful, our business and operating results could be harmed, and even if the claims do not result in litigation or are resolved in our favor, these claims, and the time and resources necessary to resolve them, could divert the resources of our management and harm our business and operating results.

 

We may not reach sufficient size to justify our public reporting status. If we are forced to become a private company, then our stockholders may lose their ability to sell their shares and there would be substantial costs associated with becoming a private company.

 

We may not be able to fulfill our obligation to develop and maintain proper and effective internal controls over financial reporting.

 

We are required, pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to furnish a report by management on, among other things, the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting annually. This assessment needs to include disclosure of any material weaknesses identified by our management in our internal control over financial reporting. Management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021 was not effective, see “We have identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting which could, if not remediated, result in a material misstatement in our financial statement.” below. In the future, we may not be able to complete our evaluation, testing and any required remediation in a timely fashion. Failure to comply, or any adverse results from such evaluation, could result in a loss of investor confidence in our financial reports and have an adverse effect on the trading price of our equity securities. Achieving continued compliance with Section 404 may require us to incur significant costs and expend significant time and management resources. We cannot assure you that we will be able to fully comply with Section 404 or that we will be able to conclude that our internal control over financial reporting is effective at fiscal year-end.

 

 Risks Related to the Glass Strengthening and Water Repellent Industries

 

We face competition from companies that have substantially greater capital resources, research and development, manufacturing, and marketing resources.

 

While we believe that we have significant competitive benefits offered by our proprietary products, there are competitors with much longer operating histories, greater name recognition, larger customer bases and significantly greater financial, technical, and marketing resources than we have. As we grow and become successful with our products, we expect these competitors to increase the resources they dedicate to our market. Such competition could materially adversely affect our business, operating results, or financial condition.

 

We may face increased pricing pressures from current and future competitors and, accordingly, there can be no assurance that competitive pressures will not require us to reduce our prices.

 

It is likely that we will experience significant competitive pressure over time. Accordingly, the use and pricing of our products may decline as the market becomes more competitive. Any material reduction in the price of our products will negatively affect our gross margin and results of operations.

 

We may have difficulty developing brand awareness for our products.

 

We believe that a developed market for glass strengthening products currently does not exist. Generation of the brand and market communications are essential to the Company’s long-term success. Funding constraints will limit the Company’s ability to build product awareness through marketing and advertising. Without clear market communication the risk of having the product confused with other applications such as a stand-alone hydrophobic product is possible. If we are unable to develop such a market or create demand for our products, it would adversely impact our business and operating results.

 

Risks Related to our Common Stock

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTC Pink, which may limit the liquidity and price of our common stock more than if our common stock were listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market or another national exchange.

 

Our securities are currently quoted on the OTC Markets, specifically the OTC Pink (the “OTC Pink”), an inter-dealer automated quotation system for equity securities. Quotation of our securities on the OTC Pink may limit the liquidity and price of our securities more than if our securities were listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market or another national exchange. As an OTC Pink company, we do not attract the extensive analyst coverage that accompanies companies listed on national securities exchanges. Further, institutional and other investors may have investment guidelines that restrict or prohibit investing in securities traded on the OTC Pink. These factors may have an adverse impact on the trading and price of our common stock.

 

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The trading price of our common stock may decrease due to factors beyond our control.

 

The stock market from time to time has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations, which have particularly affected the market prices for smaller reporting companies, and which often have been unrelated to the operating performance of the companies. These broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the market price of our common stock. If our shareholders sell substantial amounts of their common stock in the public market, the price of our common stock could fall. These sales also might make it more difficult for us to sell equity, or equity-related securities, in the future at a price we deem appropriate.

  

The market price of our common stock may also fluctuate significantly in response to the following factors, most of which are beyond our control:

 

variations in our quarterly operating results,

 

changes in general economic conditions and in our industry,

 

changes in market valuations of similar companies,

 

announcements by us or our competitors of significant new contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships or joint ventures, or capital commitments,

 

loss of a major customer, partner or joint venture participant and

 

the addition or loss of key managerial and collaborative personnel.

 

Any such fluctuations may adversely affect the market price of our common stock, regardless of our actual operating performance. As a result, stockholders may be unable to sell their shares, or may be forced to sell them at a loss.

 

The market price for our common shares is particularly volatile given our status as a relatively unknown company with a small and thinly traded public float, limited operating history and lack of profits which could lead to wide fluctuations in our share price. You may be unable to sell your common shares at or above your purchase price, which may result in substantial losses to you.

 

The market for our common shares is characterized by significant price volatility when compared to seasoned issuers, and we expect that our share price will continue to be more volatile than a seasoned issuer for the indefinite future. The volatility in our share price is attributable to a number of factors. First, as noted above, our common shares are sporadically and thinly traded. As a consequence of this lack of liquidity, the trading of relatively small quantities of shares by our shareholders may disproportionately influence the price of those shares in either direction. The price for our shares could, for example, decline precipitously in the event that a large number of our common shares are sold on the market without commensurate demand, as compared to a seasoned issuer which could better absorb those sales without adverse impact on its share price. Secondly, we are a speculative or “risky” investment due to our limited operating history and lack of profits to date. As a consequence of this enhanced risk, more risk-adverse investors may, under the fear of losing all or most of their investment in the event of negative news or lack of progress, be more inclined to sell their shares on the market more quickly and at greater discounts than would be the case with the stock of a seasoned issuer. Many of these factors are beyond our control and may decrease the market price of our common shares, regardless of our operating performance. We cannot make any predictions or projections as to what the prevailing market price for our common shares will be at any time, including as to whether our common shares will sustain their current market prices, or as to what effect that the sale of shares or the availability of common shares for sale at any time will have on the prevailing market price.

 

Penny stock regulations may impose certain restrictions on marketability of our securities.

 

Our common stock is subject to penny stock rules, which may discourage broker-dealers from effecting transactions in our common stock or affect their ability to sell our securities. As a result, purchasers and current holders of our securities could find it more difficult to sell their securities. Trading volume of OTC Pink stocks have been historically lower and more volatile than stocks traded on an exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. In addition, we may be subject to rules of the SEC that impose additional requirements on broker-dealers when selling penny stocks to persons other than established customers and accredited investors. In general, an accredited investor is a person with net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or annual income exceeding $200,000 individually, or $300,000 together with his or her spouse. The relevant SEC regulations generally define penny stocks to include any equity security not traded on an exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market with a market price (as defined in the regulations) of less than $5 per share. Under the penny stock regulations, a broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination as to the purchaser and must have the purchaser’s prior written consent to the transaction. Prior to any transaction in a penny stock covered by these rules, a broker-dealer must deliver a disclosure schedule about the penny stock market prepared by the SEC. Broker-dealers must also make disclosure concerning commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and any registered representative and provide current quotations for the securities. Finally, broker-dealers are required to send monthly statements disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in an account and information on the limited market in penny stocks.

 

You may find it difficult to sell our common stock.

 

As mentioned above, there has been a limited trading market in our common stock. We cannot assure you that an active trading market for our common stock will develop or be sustained. Regardless of whether an active and liquid public market exists, negative fluctuations in our actual or anticipated operating results will likely cause the market price of our common stock to fall, making it more difficult for you to sell our common stock at a favorable price, or at all.

 

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We intend to issue additional equity and stock options to employees and consultants as compensation in the future, which will result in dilution to existing and new investors.

 

We provide and intend to continue to provide additional equity-based compensation to our employees, officers, directors, consultants, and independent contractors through an equity incentive plan. Our equity incentive plan permits the award of options to purchase shares of common stock and the issuance of restricted shares of our common stock. Because stock options granted under the plan will generally only be exercised when the exercise price for such option is below the then market value of the common stock, the exercise of such options or the issuance of shares will cause dilution to the book value per share of our common stock and to existing and new investors.

 

A holder of convertible debt issued by the Company may convert its promissory note and exercise warrants into approximately 49,500,000 shares of our common stock, which will result in significant dilution to existing and new investors.

 

We closed a financing transaction in October 2021 with an investor whereby the investor purchased a convertible promissory note and warrants from the Company. If the investor converts its note and exercises its warrants, the Company may issue up to 49,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to the investor, which may cause substantial dilution to the book value per share of our common stock and to existing and new investors.

 

A holder of Series B Preferred Shares or Series C Preferred Shares issued by the Company may, as of December 31, 2021, convert such shares into approximately 114,598,413 and 296,507,937 shares of our common stock, respectively, which could result in significant dilution to existing and new investors. 

  

As of December 31, 2021, we had 722 Series B and 18,680 Series C shares of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding. If a holder of Series B Preferred shares or Series C Preferred shares issued by the Company may, elects to convert such shares into approximately 114,598,413 and 296,507,937 shares of our common stock, respectively, it would result in significant dilution to existing and new investors.

 

Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market by our existing stockholders could cause our stock price to fall.

 

We have not entered into lock-up agreements with any of our existing stockholders. As a result, sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market could depress the market price of our common stock and could impair our ability to raise capital through the sale of additional equity securities. We are unable to predict the effect that sales may have on the prevailing market price of our common stock.

 

Our stock price is likely to be volatile.

 

There is generally significant volatility in the market prices and limited liquidity of securities of companies at our stage. Contributing to this volatility are various events that can affect our stock price in a positive or negative manner. These events include, but are not limited to: governmental regulations or actions; market acceptance and sales growth of our products; litigation involving our industry; developments or disputes concerning our patents or other proprietary rights; departure of key personnel; future sales of our securities; fluctuations in our financial results or those of companies that are perceived to be similar to us; investors’ general perception of us; announcements by us of significant contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments, and general economic, industry and market conditions. If any of these events occur, it could cause our stock price to fall.

 

The price of our common stock may be adversely affected by the future issuance and sale of shares of our common stock or other equity securities.

 

We cannot predict the size of future issuances or sales of our common stock or other equity securities future acquisitions or capital raising activities, or the effect, if any, that such issuances or sales may have on the market price of our common stock. The issuance and sale of substantial amounts of common stock or other equity securities or announcement that such issuances and sales may occur, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. Any decline in the price of our common stock may encourage short sales, which could place further downward pressure on the price of our common stock and may impair our ability to raise additional capital through the sale of equity securities.

 

Our reduced stock price may adversely affect our liquidity.

 

Our common stock has limited trading history. Many market makers are reluctant to make a market in stock with a trading price of less than $5.00 per share, as well as shares quoted on the OTC Pink. To the extent that we have fewer market makers for our common stock, our volume and liquidity will likely decline, which could further depress our stock price.

 

We have never paid dividends on our common stock and cannot guarantee that we will pay dividends to our stockholders in the future.

 

We have never paid dividends on our common stock. For the foreseeable future, we intend to retain our future earnings, if any, to reinvest in the development and growth of our business and, therefore, do not intend to pay dividends on our common stock. However, in the future, our board of directors may declare dividends on our common stock. Any future determination to pay dividends will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements, and such other factors as our board of directors deems relevant. Accordingly, investors may need to sell their shares of our common stock to realize a return on their investment, and they may not be able to sell such shares at or above the price paid for them. We cannot guarantee that we will pay dividends to our stockholders in the future. 

 

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Colorado law and our Articles of Incorporation protect our directors from certain types of lawsuits, which could make it difficult for us to recover damages from them in the event of a lawsuit.

 

Colorado law provides that our directors will not be liable to our company or to our stockholders for monetary damages for all but certain types of conduct as directors. Our Articles of Incorporation require us to indemnify our directors and officers against all damages incurred in connection with our business to the fullest extent provided or allowed by law. The exculpation provisions may have the effect of preventing stockholders from recovering damages against our directors caused by their negligence, poor judgment, or other circumstances. The indemnification provisions may require our company to use our assets to defend our directors and officers against claims, including claims arising out of their negligence, poor judgment, or other circumstances.

 

Additional risks may exist since we became public through a “reverse merger.”

 

Because our business became public by means of a “reverse merger,” we may not be able to attract the attention of major brokerage firms. Securities analysts of major brokerage firms may not provide coverage of us since there is little incentive to brokerage firms to recommend the purchase of our common stock. We cannot assure you that brokerage firms will want to conduct any secondary offerings on our behalf in the future.

 

We have identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting which could, if not remediated, result in a material misstatement in our financial statements.

 

We are subject to the reporting and other obligations under the Exchange Act, including the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which require annual management assessments of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. As reported in Item 9A hereof, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of December 31, 2021 because of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. The ineffectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was due to the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting: (1) the lack of multiple levels of management review on complex business, accounting, and financial reporting issues, (2) a lack of adequate segregation of duties as a result of our limited financial resources to support hiring of personnel, (3) a lack of review on the recording of revenue transactions and accounts receivable collectability, and (4) a lack of management review of employee expense reports. We developed and implemented system and control procedure manuals and implemented controls and procedures in connection with the review of employee expense reports. Until such time as we expand our staff to include additional accounting and executive personnel, it is likely we will continue to report material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. 

 

While management has undertaken and will continue to undertake steps to improve our internal control over financial reporting to address and remediate the material weaknesses, there can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully remediate the identified material weaknesses, or that we will not identify additional control deficiencies or material weaknesses in the future. If we are unable to successfully remediate our existing or any future material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, the accuracy and timing of our financial reporting may be adversely affected, we may be unable to maintain compliance with securities laws regarding the timely filing of periodic reports, investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting and the price of our ordinary shares may decline.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

On January 20, 2022, we received an Order Directing Examination and Designating Officers to Take Testimony (a “Formal Order”) from the SEC. The Formal Order authorizes that an examination be made to determine whether a stop order should be issued under Section 8(d) of the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, and any supplements and amendments thereto. The Formal Order indicates that the Form S-1 may be deficient in that it may contain untrue statements of material fact or omit to state material facts necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading concerning, among other things, the Company’s revenue and financial condition. 

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

Our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in an 8,385 square foot facility in Houston, Texas at 6035 South Loop East, Houston. The lease on the Houston facility expires on May 31, 2021.

 

In connection with the Exchange Agreement with Mobile, the Company was named as guarantor (“Guarantor”) of a Commercial Lease Agreement dated July 21, 2021, by and between landlord MDW Management, LLC, a company owned by Michael Wanke and his wife and tenant Mobile. The term of this lease is 60 months, at a minimum monthly rent of $5,600 (not including tax), with two five-year options for the tenant to renew. The Company’s obligation as Guarantor of the Lease will terminate upon the occurrence of earlier of the following: (i) the date of Guarantor’s acquisition of 100% of the ownership interests of Mobile; (ii) the date that Guarantor beneficially owns less than an eighty percent (80%) ownership interest in Mobile; or (iii) two (2) years from and after the effective date of the guaranty. Our Mobile manufacturing and warehouse facility is located in an approximate 4,000 square foot facility in Universal City, Texas at 2029 Pat Booker Rd., Universal City.

 

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ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm business.

  

Except as set forth below, the Company is not involved in any pending or threatened legal proceedings that it believes could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

On January 20, 2022, we received an Order Directing Examination and Designating Officers to Take Testimony (a “Formal Order”) from the SEC. The Formal Order authorizes that an examination be made to determine whether a stop order should be issued under Section 8(d) of the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, and any supplements and amendments thereto. The Formal Order indicates that the Form S-1 may be deficient in that it may contain untrue statements of material fact or omit to state material facts necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading concerning, among other things, the Company’s revenue and financial condition.

 

On March 8, 2021, a former officer of the Company resigned. Both parties alleged certain claims against the other, including certain compensation claims, and are in discussion regarding resolution. Neither party has filed litigation. The Company intends to vigorously defend itself against any possible claims and assert any relevant claims against the former executive and believes it will prevail.

 

In July 2021, a former employee of the Company filed a small claims case for approximately $16,000 in Harris County, TX, and the Company filed its response on August 2021.  There has been no further communication from the Court. The Company intends to vigorously defend itself against the claim made and believes it will prevail. As of December 31, 2021, the Company has accrued compensation of $18,250 to this former employee which is included in accrued compensation on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTC Pink operated by the OTC Markets Group, under the symbol “CBNT.” Trading in OTC Pink stocks can be volatile, sporadic and risky, as thinly traded stocks tend to move more rapidly in price than more liquid securities. Such trading may also depress the market price of our common stock and make it difficult for our stockholders to resell their common stock. Our common stock does not have an established public trading market.

 

The following table reflects the high and low closing price for our common stock for the period indicated. The bid information was obtained from the OTC Markets Group, Inc. and reflects inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, markdown or commission, and may not necessarily represent actual transactions.

 

Quarter Ended  High   Low 
December 31, 2021  $0.05   $0.02 
September 30, 2021  $0.05   $0.02 
June 30, 2021  $0.06   $0.02 
March 31, 2021  $0.15   $0.04 
           
December 31, 2020  $0.12   $0.08 
September 30, 2020  $0.01   $0.01 
June 30, 2020  $0.02   $0.01 
March 31, 2020  $0.10   $0.06 

 

On April 12, 2022, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on OTC Pink was $0.022.

 

Holders of Common Stock

 

As of April 14, 2022, there were approximately 211 record holders of our common stock. The number of record holders does not include beneficial owners of common stock whose shares are held in the names of banks, brokers, nominees, or other fiduciaries.

 

Dividends

 

Historically, we have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock. It is our present intention not to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future, but rather to reinvest earnings, if any, in our business operations. However, in the future, our board of directors may declare dividends on our common stock. Payment of future dividends on our common stock, if any, will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on, among other things, our results of operations, cash requirements and surplus, financial condition, contractual restrictions and other factors that our board of directors may deem relevant. We cannot guarantee that we will pay dividends to our stockholders in the future.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

See “Part III. Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters” for information concerning our equity compensation plans as of December 31, 2021.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

  

On October 1, 2021, we issued 6,000,000 shares of our common stock for investor relations services to be rendered. These shares were valued at $207,600, or $0.0346 per common share, based on the quoted closing price of the Company’s common stock on the measurement date.

 

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In connection with the SPA, on October 18, 2021, we issued 668,151 shares of our common stock to a placement agent as fee for the capital raise. The 668,151 shares of common stock issued were recorded as a debt discount of $14,064 based on the relative fair value method to be amortized over the life of the Note.

 

On October 15, 2021, in connection with a Securities Purchase Agreements with an accredited investor, the Company issued warrants to purchase an aggregate amount up to 16,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrants”). The Warrants were exercisable at any time on or after the date of the issuance and entitled this investor to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock for a period of five years from the initial date the warrants become exercisable. Under the terms of the Warrants, the holder was entitled to exercise the Warrants to purchase up to 16,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an initial exercise price of $0.05, subject to adjustment as detailed in the Warrants.

 

On December 7, 2021, we issued 1,500,000 shares of our common stock upon conversion of 120 shares of Series C Preferred Stock with a stated value of $12,000.

 

The above securities were issued in reliance upon the exemptions provided by Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer and Affiliated Purchasers

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. [RESERVED]

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes and other financial information included in this Report. Some of the information contained in this discussion and analysis or set forth elsewhere in this Report, including information with respect to our plans and strategy for our business, includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties as described under the heading “Cautionary Note Regarding Our Forward-Looking Statements” elsewhere in this Report. You should review the disclosure under the heading “Risk Factors” in this Report for a discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in the following discussion and analysis.

 

Overview

 

We are a nanotechnology company and sole owner, developer, and manufacturer of the patented C-Bond technology. We are engaged in the implementation of proprietary nanotechnology applications and processes to enhance properties of strength, functionality, and sustainability of brittle material systems. Our present primary focus is in the multi-billion-dollar glass and window film industry with target markets in the United States and internationally. We operate in two divisions: C-Bond Transportation Solutions and Patriot Glass Solutions. C-Bond Transportation Solutions sells a windshield strengthening, water repellent solution called C-Bond nanoShield™ as well as a disinfection product. Patriot Glass Solutions sells multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including C-Bond BRS, a ballistic-resistant film system, and C-Bond Secure, a forced entry system.

 

To date, we have filed, licensed and/or acquired a total of 23 individual patents and patent applications spanning core and strategic nano-technology applications and processes. Our intellectual property portfolio was recently valued at $33.7 million by a leading, independent, global intellectual property valuation firm. The IP valuation firm’s review covered the valuation of our intangible assets including our developed technology, trade name, customer relationships, and assembled workforce, and the Company’s determination of the fair value or other amounts of any assets and liabilities including current assets, real property, personal property, and current liabilities. Our developed technology includes C-Bond nanoShield, C-Bond Secure, and C-Bond BRS. The valuation firm also reviewed historical and projected financial information for the Company giving consideration to general economic and industry trends.

 

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On May 20, 2020, we entered into a two-year Distributor Agreement with an entity where we were appointed as a distributor to exclusively sell MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets for use in certain markets. In February 2022, we and the entity amended the Distributor Agreement to include the sale of Vimoba Tablets in those same markets and extended the term of the Distributor Agreement for another year. MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets are the most convenient way yet to deliver the benefits of chlorine dioxide to hygiene or biosafety programs. MB-10 disinfectant tablets have one of the broadest, most complete EPA registration labels on the market. It is a safe, easy and effective way to disinfect a vehicle’s interior using an EPA registered disinfectant (Reg No.70060-19-46269) included on List N for use against human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It is proven effective against emerging viral pathogens, including enveloped and large and small non-enveloped viruses. MB-10 Tablets provide fast-acting virus and bacteria protection that is safe for all vehicle surfaces including LED screens and electronics without leaving a residue or odor. Vimoba Tablets are 100% non-corrosive, chlorine dioxide producing tablets that maintain the exact same efficacy, EPA Label claims, dilution rates and contact times as MB-10 Tablets, while including a buffering agent that makes the Vimoba solution completely non-corrosive on stainless steel – even after prolonged use or exposure – and even when the solution dries on the surface. We were appointed as a distributor to exclusively sell MB-10 Disinfectant Tablets and Vimoba Tablets for use in the following markets:

 

  Automotive, Trucking, RV, rental agencies (auto and truck), service vehicles (taxi, Uber, Lyft), mass transit (train, buses), golf carts, aviation, train, marine (potential future growth)
     
  School facilities and buses
     
  Dealerships
     
  Global Distribution
     
  Service Providers
     
  Transportation Detailing.

 

On June 30, 2021, we entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Exchange Agreement”) with (i) Mobile Tint LLC, a Texas limited liability company doing business as A1 Glass Coating (“Mobile”), (ii) the sole member of Mobile (the “Mobile Member”), and (iii) Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Member. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, we agreed to acquire 80% of Mobile’s member units, representing 80% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding capital stock (the “Mobile Member Units”). On July 22, 2021, we closed the Exchange Agreement and acquired 80% of the Mobile Shares. The Mobile Member Units were exchanged for restricted shares of the Company’s common stock, in an amount equal to $800,000, divided by the average of the closing prices of the Company’s common stock during the 30-day period immediately prior to the closing as defined in the Exchange Agreement. In connection with the Exchange Agreement, we issued 28,021,016 shares of its common stock. Two years after closing, we have the option to acquire the remaining 20% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding membership interests in exchange for a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to 300% of Mobile’s average EBIT value, divided by the price of the Company’s common stock as defined in the Exchange Agreement (the “Additional Closing”). Mobile provides quality window tint solutions for auto, home, and business owners across Texas, specializing in automotive window tinting, residential window film, and commercial window film that stop harmful UV rays from passing through its window films for reduced glare, comfortable temperatures, and lower energy bills. Mobile also carry products that offer forced-entry protection and films that protect glass from scratches, graffiti, other types of vandalism, and even bullets, including our C-Bond BRS and C-Bond Secure products. As part of the transaction, Mobile’s owner-operator, Michael Wanke, joined the Company as President of its Safety Patriot Glass Solutions Group. Mobile has been in business for more than 30 years and produced annual revenue of approximately $2 million in both 2019 and 2020. As part of the transaction, Mobile’s owner-operator, Michael Wanke, has agreed to join us as President of our Patriot Glass Solutions group.

 

Our recent acquisition of Mobile will be the springboard to provide glass security solutions across the United States. We recently launched Patriot Glass Solutions to protect personal and business property across the United States using C-Bond’s proprietary glass strengthening technology to protects property from looting, rioting, break-ins, and gunfire. With our recent acquisition of Mobile, we are re-branding our Safety Solutions Group as “Patriot Glass Solutions.” Patriot Glass Solutions’ primary products include C-Bond BRS, a ballistic-resistant film system; and C-Bond Secure, a multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solution that deters forced entry.

 

The following discussion highlights our results of operations and the principal factors that have affected our financial condition as well as our liquidity and capital resources for the periods described and provides information that management believes is relevant for an assessment and understanding of the statements of financial condition and results of operations presented herein. The following discussion and analysis are based on our consolidated financial statements contained in this Report, which have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). You should read the discussion and analysis together with such financial statements and the related notes thereto.

 

Operating Overview

 

We are a nanotechnology company and sole owner, developer, and manufacturer of the patented C-Bond technology. We are engaged in the implementation of proprietary nanotechnology applications and processes to enhance properties of strength, functionality, and sustainability of brittle material systems. Our present primary focus is in the multi-billion-dollar glass and window film industry with target markets in the United States and internationally. We operate in two divisions: C-Bond Transportation Solutions and Patriot Glass Solutions. C-Bond Transportation Solutions, which sells a windshield strengthening, water repellent solution called C-Bond nanoShield™ as well as a disinfection product. , and Patriot Glass Solutions, which sells multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including C-Bond BRS, a ballistic-resistant film systems, and C-Bond Secure, a forced entry system. The C-Bond technology enables ordinary glass to dissipate energy by permeating the glass surface and detecting microscopic flaws and defects that are randomly distributed all over the glass surface. C-Bond’s unique qualities then work to locate and repair the identified surface imperfections that weaken the glass composite structure and ultimately act as failure initiators. The C-Bond formula is engineered to maintain original glass design integrity while increasing the mechanical performance properties of the glass unit. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we created partnerships to distribute disinfection related products, which we began to sell in the second quarter of 2020. The Company currently sells MB-10 Tablets® and Vimoba® Tablets. 

 

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Revenue is generated by the sale of products through distributors and directly to dealers. C-Bond nanoShield and disinfection sales are generated through distribution channels. Sales of C-Bond Secure are made primarily to window film dealers who offer the product as an upsell during installation. Revenue is generated from the sale of C-Bond BRS on a project basis. C-Bond BRS is specified into project plans providing authorized installers a competitive advantage.

 

Additionally, through the acquisition of 80% of Mobile Tint, LLC, we now provide quality window tint solutions for auto, home, and business owners across Texas, specializing in automotive window tinting, residential window film, and commercial window film that stop harmful UV rays from passing through its window films for reduced glare, comfortable temperatures, and lower energy bills. Mobile also carries products that offer forced-entry protection and films that protect glass from scratches, graffiti, other types of vandalism, and even bullets, including our C-Bond BRS and C-Bond Secure products.

 

Going Concern

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company had a net loss of $7,128,858 and $4,434,443 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, which included stock-based compensation of $4,085,868 and $1,498,810 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The net cash used in operations was $1,807,051 and $1,783,027 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Additionally, the Company had an accumulated deficit, shareholders’ deficit, and working capital deficit of $57,515,129, $3,979,041 and $1,661,247, respectively, on December 31, 2021. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. The Company is seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund its operations in the future. Although the Company has historically raised capital from sales of common shares, preferred shares and from the issuance of convertible and other promissory notes, there is no assurance that it will be able to continue to do so. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that the Company will need to curtail its operations. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. 

 

COVID-19

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant volatility in the global economy. Global trade conditions and consumer trends that have originated during the pandemic continue to persist and may have a long-lasting adverse impact on us and our industry. For example, the pandemic has resulted in government authorities implementing numerous measures to try to contain the COVID-19 virus, such as travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns. While these measures may be relaxed or revised in some areas, there is no guarantee these measures will not be reinstated or resumed due to additional variants of COVID-19 or the inability or ineffectiveness of public health measures to limit the further spread of COVID-19. These measures may adversely impact our employees and operations and the operations of our customers, suppliers, vendors and business partners. These measures by government authorities, or the risks that the measures may be reinstated or resumed, may remain in place for a significant period of time and may adversely affect building plans, sales and marketing activities, business and results of operations. As a result, our customers may delay the ordering of products, and delayed entering into contracts for the delivery and installation of window film, and have delayed payment of balances due to the Company. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, we recognized an allowance for losses on accounts receivable in an amount of $31,556 and $99,911, respectively, which is primarily based on our assessment of specific identifiable overdue customer accounts located in India and the Philippines. The lack of collection of these accounts receivable balances, which we believe was attributable to COVID-19, had a material impact on the cash flows of the Company. We cannot estimate the duration of the pandemic and the future impact on our business. A severe or prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to the Company’s business, including weakened demand for its products and a decreased ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. Currently, we are unable to estimate the impact of this event on our operations.

 

Restatement of 2020 Consolidated Financial Statements

 

On April 11, 2022, the Company determined that the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”) should be restated because management determined that it had overstated its sales and bad debt expense in its consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 (“Fiscal 2020”). Based on management’s analysis, the Company determined that a sale in the amount of $102,569 that was recorded in December 2020 did not meet the Company’s revenue recognition policy pursuant to ASC 606 and should not have been reflected as a sale. Additionally, in the same period, in connection with the Company’s analysis of collectability, the Company recorded a bad debt allowance and a related bad debt expense of $102,569. Since the sale and related allowance for bad debt should not have been recorded, the Company restated its consolidated financial statements for Fiscal 2020 to reduce sales and bad debt expense by $102,569. There was no effect on the Company’s reported net loss for Fiscal 2020 or on the financial condition of the Company at December 31, 2020. Nevertheless, such restatement may have caused, or could in the future cause, investors in our securities to lose confidence in our financial statements and management, which could result in a decrease in our stock price and negative sentiment in the investment community.

 

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The Company included the restated results for Fiscal 2020 in an amendment to the 2020 Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022 and herein. After re-evaluation, the Company’s management concluded that that a material weakness existed in its revenue recognition during Fiscal 2020, primarily as a result of personnel who are no longer with the Company. The Company has taken remedial action to ensure this does not occur in the future.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The following discussion and analysis of our consolidated financial condition and consolidated results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Management continually evaluates such estimates, including those related to estimates for allowance for doubtful accounts on accounts receivable, the estimates for obsolete inventory, estimated used in the calculation of percentage of completion on uncompleted jobs, purchase price allocation of acquired businesses, the useful life of property and equipment, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-term assets, the estimate of the fair value of the right of use asset and lease liability, the valuation of redeemable and mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, the fair value of derivative liabilities, the value of beneficial conversion features, and the fair value of non-cash equity transactions. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Any future changes to these estimates and assumptions could cause a material change to our reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Management believes the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements.

 

Segment reporting

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we operated in one reportable business segment, which consisted of the manufacture and sale of a windshield strengthening water repellent solution as well as a disinfection product, and the sale of multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including ballistic-resistant film systems and a forced entry system. During the year ended December 31, 2021, we operated in two reportable business segments - (1) the manufacture and sale of a windshield strengthening water repellent solution as well as a disinfection product, and the sale of multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including ballistic-resistant film systems and a forced entry system, and (2) the sale and installation of window film solutions. The Company’s reportable segments were strategic business units that offered different products. They were managed separately based on the fundamental differences in their operations and locations.

 

Accounts receivable

 

The Company recognizes an allowance for losses on accounts receivable in an amount equal to the estimated probable losses net of recoveries. The allowance is based on an analysis of historical bad debt experience, current receivables aging, and expected future write-offs, as well as an assessment of specific identifiable customer accounts considered at risk or uncollectible. The expense associated with the allowance for doubtful accounts is recognized as general and administrative expense.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory, consisting of raw materials and finished goods, is stated at the lower of cost and net realizable value utilizing the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. A reserve is established when management determines that certain inventories may not be saleable. If inventory costs exceed expected net realizable value due to obsolescence or quantities in excess of expected demand, the Company will record reserves for the difference between the cost and the net realizable value. These reserves are recorded based on estimates and included in cost of sales.

 

Revenue recognition

 

We follow Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). This standard establishes a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the existing revenue recognition guidance. ASC 606 requires an entity to 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 and requires certain additional disclosures. 

 

We sell our products which include standard warranties primarily to distributors and authorized dealers. Product sales are recognized at a point in time when the product is shipped to the customer and title is transferred and are recorded net of any discounts or allowances. The warranty does not represent a separate performance obligation.

 

Revenues from contracts for the distribution and installation of window film solutions are recognized over time on the basis of the Company’s estimates of the progress towards completion of contracts using various output or input methods depending on the type of contract terms including (1) the ratio of number of labor hours spent compared to the number of estimated labor hours to complete a job, (2) using the milestone method, or (3) using a units completed method. These methods are used because management considers these to be the best available measure of progress on these contracts. We use the same method for similar types of contracts. The asset, “contract assets” represents revenues recognized in excess of amounts billed. The liability, “contract liabilities,” represents billings in excess of revenues recognized.

 

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Stock-based compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation –Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee, director, or non-employee is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur as permitted under ASU 2016-09 Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment.

 

See Note 2 to our consolidated financial statements for a summary of significant accounting policies and recent accounting pronouncements.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following comparative analysis on results of operations was based primarily on the comparative consolidated financial statements, footnotes and related information for the periods identified below and should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, which are included elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K. The results discussed below are for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

Comparison of Results of Operations for the Years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Sales

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, sales amounted to $1,476,828 as compared to $555,863 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $920,965, or 165.7%. The increase was primarily attributable to the acquisition of 80% of Mobile on July 22, 2021 which generated sales of $1,042,017 from the acquisition date (July 22, 2021) to December 31, 2021, an increase in C-Bond nanoShield solution sales of $104,918, an increase in sales of C-Bond ballistic resistant glass protection systems and C-Bond Secure window film application solution of $28,669, and an increase in sale of installation and other services of $3,151, offset by a decrease in disinfectant product of $242,902, and a decrease in freight and delivery revenue of $14,888. The increase in sales of C-Bond ballistic resistant glass protection systems and C-Bond Secure window film application solution was primarily due to an increase in both domestic sales resulting from the gradual reopening of economies from COVID-19 restrictions and sales efforts.

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

In connection with our C-Bond Solutions segment, cost of goods sold is comprised primarily of cost of raw materials and finished inventory sold, packaging costs, and warranty costs. In connection with our Mobile segment, cost of goods sold is comprised primarily of cost of raw materials such as film, labor, subcontractor costs, equipment rental, and supplies.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, cost of sales amounted to $657,298 as compared to $242,506 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $414,792, or 171,0%. The increase in cost of sales was primarily attributable to the acquisition of 80% of Mobile on July 22, 2021 which generated cost of sales of $518,700 from the acquisition date (July 22, 2021) to December 31, 2021. This increase was offset by a decrease in cost of sales of C-Bond nanoShield solution, C-Bond ballistic resistant glass protection systems and C-Bond Secure window film application solution and disinfectant products due to a decrease in sales.

 

Gross Profit

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, gross profit amounted to $819,530, or 55.5% of sales, as compared to $313,357, or 56.4% of sales, for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $506,173, or 161.5%. This increase in gross profits is primarily attributable to the acquisition of 80% of Mobile Tint, LLC on July 22, 2021, which generated gross profit of $482,092, or 46.3% from acquisition date (July 22, 2021) to December 31, 2021, and an increase in gross profits related to an increase in sales of C-Bond nanoShield solution, C-Bond ballistic resistant glass protection systems and C-Bond Secure window film application solution, and a decrease in sales of disinfectant products. Generally, we recognize a higher gross profit percentage on the sale of C-bond nanoShield and C-bond ballistic resistant glass protections systems than we do on the sale of disinfection products and from Mobile Tint installations and services.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, operating expenses amounted to $7,829,649 as compared to $4,790,390 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $3,039,259, or 63.4%. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, operating expenses consisted of the following:

 

   Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2021   2020 
Compensation and related benefits, including stock-based compensation charges of $4,085,868 and $2,108,472 for the years ended December 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively  $6,165,006   $3,741,051 
Research and development   (3,250)   16,627 
Professional fees   1,031,540    546,979 
General and administrative expenses   636,353    485,733 
           
Total  $7,829,649   $4,790,390 

 

Compensation and related benefits

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, compensation and related benefits increased by $2,423,955, or 64.8%, as compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. This increase was primarily due to an increase in stock-based compensation of $1,977,396 and an increase in compensation and related benefits of $446,559, which was attributable to an increase in compensation and related benefits of $216,177 from the acquisition of Mobile Tint, and an increase in compensation to C-Bond employees during the year ended December 31, 2021 of $230,382 primarily attributable to an increase in bonuses and an increase in executive compensation.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, stock-based compensation related to the accretion of stock-option expense amounted to $0 and $609,662, respectively, and other stock-based compensation amounted to $4,085,868 and $2,108,472, respectively, an aggregate increase of $1,977,396. On January 18, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company agreed to satisfy $295,000 of accrued compensation owed to its executive officers and former executive officer (collectively, the “Management”) through a Liability Reduction Plan (the “Plan”). Under this Plan, Management agreed to accept 295 shares of the Company’s Series B convertible preferred stock in settlement of accrued compensation. The conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the commitment date. Because the Series B Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, the Company immediately recorded non-cash stock-based compensation of $3,778,810 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock.

 

Research and development

 

Research and development expenses (recovery) consist primarily of contracted development services, third party testing laboratories, materials used and allocated overhead expenses. For the year ended December 31, 2021, research and development expense decreased by $19,877, or 119.6%, as compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. The decrease in research and development expense is primarily related to a receipt of a refund of previous research and development costs of $3,250 and a decrease in use of contracted development services due a lack of working capital.

 

Professional fees

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, professional fees increased by $484,561, or 88.6%, as compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. This increase primarily related to an increase in legal fees of $164,559, an increase in accounting fees of $40,137, an increase in consulting fee of $285,479, offset by a decrease in other professional fees of $5,614. During the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, stock-based consulting fees amounted to $478,129 and $132,892, respectively, an increase of $345,237, primarily attributable to an increase to common shares issued to an entity for investor relations services.

 

General and administrative

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, general and administrative expenses increased by $150,620, or 31.0%, as compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. This increase was primarily attributable to the acquisition of 80% of Mobile that incurred general and administrative expenses of $174,914, an increase in advertising expense of $16,302 and an increase in other general and administrative expenses of $54,044, offset by a decrease in bad debt expense incurred of $60,556, and a decrease in shipping and handling expenses of $34,084.

 

Loss from Operations

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, loss from operations increased by $2,533,086, or 56.6%, as compared to the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Other Income (Expenses), net

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, other (expense) income, net amounted to $(118,739) as compared $42,590 for the year ended December 31, 2020, a change of $161,329, or 378.8%. This change was due to a decrease in derivative expense of $90,623 attributable to the recording of derivative liabilities related to convertible debt during the 2020 period, and a decrease in interest expense of $468,225 related to a decrease in the amortization of debt discount and a decrease in interest-bearing debt, offset by a decrease in gain on debt extinguishment of $781,381. Additionally, during the 2021 period, we recognized other income of $67,778 related to receipt of insurance proceeds for storm damage, as compared to $6,574 in other income during the 2020 period.

 

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Net Loss

 

Due to factors discussed above, for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, net loss amounted to $7,128,858 and $4,434,443, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2021, net loss attributable to common shareholders, which included a deemed dividend related to price protection, beneficial conversion features on preferred stock, and the dividends accrued on Series B and C preferred stock of $4,401,907 and the deduction of net income attributable to noncontrolling interests of $15,525, amounted to $11,546,290, or $(0.05) per basic and diluted common share. For the year ended December 31, 2020, net loss attributable to common shareholders, which included a deemed dividend related to price protection, beneficial conversion features on preferred stock, and the dividends accrued on Series B and C preferred stock of $1,534,381, amounted to $5,968,824, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted common share.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Liquidity is the ability of an enterprise to generate adequate amounts of cash to meet its needs for cash requirements. We had cash of $519,898 and $323,407 as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

Our primary uses of cash have been for compensation and related benefits, fees paid to third parties for professional services, and general and administrative expenses. We have received funds from the sales of products and from various financing activities such as from the sale of our common shares, from the sale of preferred shares and from debt financings. The following trends are reasonably likely to result in changes in our liquidity over the near to long term:

 

An increase in working capital requirements to finance our current business,

 

Research and development fees;

 

Addition of administrative and sales personnel needed for business growth;

 

The cost of being a public company;

 

Marketing expense for building brand;

 

  Capital requirements for production capacity.
     
  Working capital requirements to support acquired companies.

 

Since inception, we have raised proceeds from the sale of common shares and preferred shares, and from debt to fund our operations and research and development initiatives.

 

On February 24, 2021, we entered into a subscription agreement with an accredited investor whereby the investor agreed to purchase 2,500 shares of the Company’s Series C Convertible Preferred Stock for $250,000, or $100.00 per share, the stated value, which were used from working capital purposes. The conversion feature of the Series C Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the commitment date. Because the Series C Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, we immediately recorded a non-cash deemed dividend of $2,845,238 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series C Preferred Stock.

 

On May 10, 2021, we entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the amount of $500,000 with a lender. The Note shall accrue interest at 8% per annum, compounded annually, and all outstanding principal and accrued interest is due and payable of May 10, 2023. Our obligations under the Loan Agreement and the Note are secured by a second priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets (the “Collateral”). The Loan Agreement and Note contain customary representations, warranties and covenants, including certain restrictions on our ability to incur additional debt or create liens on its property. The Loan Agreement and the Note also provide for certain events of default, including, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, the occurrence of which, after any applicable cure period, would permit Lender, among other things, to accelerate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement and the Note, as applicable, and to exercise its remedies with respect to the Collateral. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement and Note, all amounts then outstanding (including principal and interest) shall bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum, compounded annually until the Event of Default is cured. On December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, principal amount due under this Note amounted to $500,000 and $0, respectively.

 

On July 22, 2021, in connection with the acquisition of Mobile Tint, we assumed vehicle and equipment loans in the amount of $95,013. These loans bear interest at rates ranging from 6.79% to 8.24% and are payable monthly through April 2025. On December 31, 2021, notes payable related to these vehicles and equipment amounted to $78,925.

 

On August 25, 2021, we entered into a subscription agreement with an accredited investor whereby the investor agreed to purchase 3,000 shares of the Company’s Series C Convertible Preferred Stock for $300,000, or $100.00 per share, the stated value, which was used for working capital purposes. The conversion feature of the Series C Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the commitment date. Because the Series C Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, the Company immediately recorded a non-cash deemed dividend of $1,509,523 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series C Preferred Stock. This non-cash deemed dividend increased the Company’s net loss attributable to common stockholders and net loss per share.

 

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On October 15, 2021, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (the “Investor”), pursuant to which the Company received $750,000 (less $10,000 of Investor’s fees) in exchange for the issuance of a 10% Original Issue Discount Senior Convertible Promissory Note (the “Initial Note”) in the principal amount of $825,000, and a five-year warrant (the “Initial Warrant”) to purchase, in the aggregate, shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.05 per share in an amount equal to 50% of the conversion shares to be issued. The transactions contemplated under the SPA closed on October 18, 2021. Pursuant to the SPA, the Investor has agreed to purchase an additional $825,000 10% Original Issue Discount Senior Convertible Promissory Note (the “Second Note,” and together with the Initial Note, the “Notes”), and a five-year warrant (the “Second Warrant,” and together with the Initial Warrant, the “Warrants”) to purchase, in the aggregate, shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.05 per share from the Company in an amount equal to 50% of the conversion shares to be issued upon the same terms as the Initial Note and Initial Warrant (subject to there being no event of default under the Initial Note or other customary closing conditions), within three trading days of a registration statement registering the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable under the Notes (the “Conversion Shares”) and upon exercise of the Warrants (the “Warrant Shares”) being declared effective by the SEC. The Notes mature 12 months after issuance, bear interest at a rate of 4% per annum, and are initially convertible into the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.025 per share, subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock combinations, dilutive issuances, and similar events, as described in the Notes.

 

The Notes may be prepaid at any time for the first 90 days at face value plus accrued interest. From day 91 through day 180, the Notes may be prepaid in an amount equal to 110% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. From day 181 through the day immediately preceding the maturity date, the Notes may be prepaid in an amount equal to 120% of the principal amount plus accrued interest.

 

The Notes and Warrants contain conversion limitations providing that a holder thereof may not convert the Notes or exercise the Warrants to the extent (but only to the extent) that, if after giving effect to such conversion, the holder or any of its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock immediately after giving effect to such conversion or exercise. A holder may increase or decrease its beneficial ownership limitation upon notice to the Company provided that in no event such limitation exceeds 9.99%, and that any increase shall not be effective until the 61st day after such notice.

 

In connection with the SPA, the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement dated October 15, 2021 (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), with the Investor pursuant to which it is obligated to file a registration statement with the SEC within 45 days after the date of the agreement to register the resale by the Investor of the conversion shares and warrant shares, and use all commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective by the SEC within 60 days after the registration statement is filed.

 

Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Notes, the Investor has the right to be prepaid at 125% of the outstanding principal balance and accrued interest, and interest accrues at 18% per annum.

 

The Company has also granted the Investor a 12-month (or until the Notes are no longer outstanding) right to participate in specified future financings, up to a level of 30%.

 

On March 14, 2022, the Company entered into an Original Issue Discount Promissory Note and Security Agreement (the “March 2022 Note”) in the principal amount of $197,500 with Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (the “Investor”). The March 2022 Note was funded on March 14, 2022 and the Company received net proceeds of $175,000 which is net of an Original Issue Discount of $22,500, which included $5,000 of the Investor’s legal fees. The March 2022 Note matures 12 months after issuance and bears interest at a rate of 3% per annum. At any time, the Company may prepay all or any portion of the principal amount of the March 2022 Note and any accrued and unpaid interest without penalty. The March 2022 Note also creates a lien on and grants a priority security interest in all of the Company’s assets.

 

Additional cash liquidity is generated from product sales. However, to date, we are not profitable, and we cannot provide any assurances that we will be profitable. We believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents will not be sufficient to fund our current operating plans.

 

Cash Flows

 

For the Years Ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The following table shows a summary of our cash flows for the years ended December 2021 and 2020.

 

  

Year Ended
December 31,

 
   2021   2020 
Net cash used in operating activities  $(1,807,051)  $(1,783,027)
Net cash provided by investing activities  $301,901   $- 
Net cash provided by financing activities  $1,701,641   $2,029,223 
Net increase in cash  $196,491   $246,196 
Cash - beginning of the year  $323,407   $77,211 
Cash - end of the year  $519,898   $323,407 

 

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Net Cash Used in Operating Activities:

 

Net cash flow used in operating activities was $1,807,051 for the year ended December 31, 2021 as compared to net cash flow used in operating activities of $1,783,027 for the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $24,024.

 

Net cash flow used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2021 primarily reflected a net loss of $7,128,858, which was then adjusted for the add-back (deduction) of non-cash items primarily consisting of depreciation and amortization of $45,967, stock-based compensation expense of $4,085,868, stock-based professional fees of $478,129, amortization of debt discount of $171,875, bad debt expense of $39,355, allowance for obsolete inventory of $45,000, gain on sale of property and equipment of $(13,000), and a non-cash gain on debt extinguishment of $(96,442), and changes in operating assets and liabilities consisting primarily of an increase in accounts receivable of $73,180, a decrease in inventory of $17,288, an increase in prepaid expenses of $13,211, an increase in contract assets of $50,106, an increase in accounts payable of $88,853, an increase in accrued expenses of $92,148, an increase in accrued compensation of $601,431, and a decrease in customer deposits of $110,000.

 

Net cash flow used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2020 primarily reflected a net loss of $4,434,443, which was then adjusted for the add-back (deduction) of non-cash items primarily consisting of depreciation and amortization of $14,093, stock-based compensation expense of $2,108,472, stock-based professional fees of $132,892, non-cash interest expense related to a put premium on convertible debt of $47,405, derivative expense of $90,623, accretion of preferred share stated value to interest expense of $52,400, bad debt expense of $99,911, non-cash gain on debt extinguishment of $(877,823), and the amortization of debt discount to interest expense of $424,001, and changes in operating assets and liabilities consisting primarily of an increase in accounts payable of $139,300, an increase in accrued expenses of $96,022, and an increase in accrued compensation of $417,308, offset by an increase in accounts receivable of $27,619, and an increase in inventory of $62,380.

 

Net Cash Provided by Investing Activities:

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, we received proceeds of $288,901 in connection with the acquisition of Mobile Tint, LLC and $13,000 from the sale of property and equipment. We did not have cash flows from investing activities during the 2020 period.

 

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities:

  

Net cash provided by financing activities was $1,701,641 for the year ended December 31, 2021 as compared to $2,029,223 for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, we received net proceeds from the sale of Series C preferred stock of $550,000, net proceeds from a loan of $500,000, and net proceeds from convertible notes payable of $680,000. These proceeds were offset by the repayment of notes payable of $28,359.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we received net proceeds from the sale of common stock of $821,000, proceeds from the sale of Series A preferred shares of $120,000, proceeds from convertible notes payable of $100,000, proceeds from the sale of Series C preferred shares of $1,330,000, and proceeds from a note payable of $156,200, offset by the repayment of convertible notes payable of $393,215 and the redemption of Series A preferred shares of $104,762.

 

Funding Requirements

 

We expect the primary use of capital to continue to be salaries, legal, accounting and regulatory expenses and general overhead costs including sales and marketing. Additional uses of capital will include additional headcount, tools and equipment, capacity expansion and operational control software. We believe current cash and cash equivalents will not be sufficient to meet anticipated cash requirements. Additional capital will be required to further research new product verticals and enhancements to current product offerings based on customer requirements.

 

As of December 31, 2021, we determined that there was substantial doubt about our ability to maintain operations as a going concern. Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. Management cannot provide assurance that we will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. We will seek to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund operations in the future. Although we have historically raised capital from sales of common and preferred shares, from the issuance of notes payable, and from the issuance of convertible promissory notes, there is no assurance that it will be able to continue to do so. If we are unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that the Company will need to curtail its operations. Our consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Our forecast of the period of time through which our financial resources will be adequate to support our operations is a forward-looking statement that involves risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary materially because of a number of factors. We have based this estimate on assumptions that may prove to be wrong and could utilize our available capital resources sooner than we currently expect. Our capital requirements are difficult to forecast. Please see the section titled “Risk Factors” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional risks associated with our capital requirements.

 

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Until such time as we generate substantial product revenue to offset operational expenses, we expect to finance our cash needs through a combination of public and private equity offerings and debt financings. We may be unable to raise capital or enter into such other arrangements when needed or on favorable terms or at all. Our failure to raise capital or enter into such other arrangements as and when needed would have a negative impact on our financial condition.

 

Contractual Obligations and Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We have certain fixed contractual obligations and commitments that include future estimated payments. Changes in our business needs, cancellation provisions, changing interest rates, and other factors may result in actual payments differing from the estimates. We cannot provide certainty regarding the timing and amounts of payments. We have presented below a summary of the most significant assumptions used in our determination of amounts presented in the tables, to assist in the review of this information within the context of our consolidated financial position, results of operations, and cash flows.

 

The following tables summarize our contractual obligations as of December 31, 2021, and the effect these obligations are expected to have on our liquidity and cash flows in future periods.

 

   Payments Due by Period 
Contractual obligations:  Total   Less than
1 year
   1-3 years   3-5 years   5 + years 
Notes payable  $1,027,854   $488,414   $537,178   $2,262   $- 
Convertible note payable   825,000    825,000    -    -    - 
Interest on notes payable   254,446    254,446    -    -    - 
Operating lease gross base rent   324,417    71,578    143,156    109,683    - 
Total  $2,431,717   $1,639,438   $680,334   $111,945   $- 

 

We enter into agreements in the normal course of business with contracted research and testing organization, product distribution and material vendors which are payable or cancelable at any time with 30-day prior written approval.

 

Off-balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements during the period presented as defined in the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

Our consolidated financial statements, together with the related notes and report of independent registered public accounting firm, are set forth on the pages indicated in Item 15, Part IV of this Report.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure controls and procedures

 

We maintain “disclosure controls and procedures,” as that term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e), promulgated by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Disclosure controls and procedures include controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our company’s reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated our company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this annual report on Form 10-K. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that as of December 31, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. The ineffectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was due to material weaknesses, which we identified, in our report on internal control over financial reporting.

 

Internal control over financial reporting

 

Management’s annual report on internal control over financial reporting

 

Our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, are responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act). Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021. Our management’s evaluation of our internal control over financial reporting was based on the 2013 framework in Internal Control-Integrated Framework, issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, our management concluded that as of December 31, 2021, our internal control over financial reporting was not effective.

 

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The ineffectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures was due to the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting: (1) the lack of multiples levels of management review on complex business, accounting and financial reporting issues, (2) a lack of adequate segregation of duties as a result of our limited financial resources to support hiring of personnel and (3) a lack of review on the recording of revenue transactions and accounts receivable collectability. We developed and implemented system and control procedure manuals and recently implemented controls and procedures in connection with the review of employee expense reports.

 

With regard to item (3) above. as remedial action and to assure that this does not occur again, the Company has put into place the following:

 

1. No relatives can work for the Company in a position whereby one family member directly reports to another. 

 

2. The implementation of new purchase order, invoice, shipment, and return documents that must be signed and accepted by a C-Bond employee (in some cases two C-Bond employees) and delivered to and accepted by the Controller. Any discrepancies must be immediately reported to the Chief Financial Officer and President and/or CEO. 

 

3. All shipments leaving the warehouse must be approved by VP of Operations and/or President. 

 

Until such time as we expand our staff to include additional accounting and executive personnel, it is likely we will continue to report material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency or a combination of control deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls

 

Internal control over financial reporting cannot provide absolute assurance of achieving financial reporting objectives because of its inherent limitations. Internal control over financial reporting is a process that involves human diligence and compliance and is subject to lapses in judgment and breakdowns resulting from human failures. Internal control over financial reporting can also be circumvented by collusion or improper management override. Because of such limitations, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

 

Changes in internal control over financial reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the fourth quarter of our fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 9C. DISCLOSURE REGARDING FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS THAT PREVENT INSPECTIONS

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding our current directors and executive officers:

 

Name   Age   Position
Scott R. Silverman   57   Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and Director
Allison Tomek   46   President and Director
Barry M. Edelstein   57   Director
Michael Wanke   57   President, Safety Solutions Group

 

Scott R. Silverman has been the Chairman of the Board and a director of the Company since June 1, 2018. Mr. Silverman has served as Chief Executive Officer of C-Bond Systems, LLC since December 2017.  From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Silverman served as Executive Chairman of VeriChip Corporation which completed an initial public offering on the NASDAQ in 2007 raising more than $30 million. VeriChip Corporation subsequently sold to Stanley Works in 2008.  From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Silverman founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veriteq Corporation, a leader in RFID technology for medical devices which went public in 2013 and was subsequently sold to a leading breast implant manufacturer. Mr. Silverman is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University School of Law. We believe that Mr. Silverman’s knowledge of our company, industry and business makes him well-suited to serve on the board of directors.

 

Allison Tomek has served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Secretary since April 2018, and as President and Director since March 8, 2021. She was previously Senior Vice President Investor Relations at PositiveID Corporation from 2007 to 2018, as well as Vice President of Investor Relations at Veriteq Corporation from 2011 to 2015. She served as the director of investor relations and corporate communications at Andrx Corporation at the time of its acquisition by Watson Pharmaceuticals in 2006 for $1.9 billion. She is a former two-time President of the National Investor Relations Institute, South Florida chapter. She holds a B.S. in News/Editorial from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We believe that Ms. Tomek’s knowledge of our company, regulations, and business makes her well-suited to serve on the board of directors.

 

Barry M. Edelstein has been a director on the Board of the Company since June 1, 2018. Since June 2008, Mr. Edelstein has served as a Managing Partner of Structured Growth Capital, Inc., which provides monetization financing to non-investment grade entities.  Since January 2002, Mr. Edelstein has also served as President and CEO of ScentSational Technologies, LLC, a leader in developing, patenting and licensing Olfaction Packaging technologies to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. Mr. Edelstein has a JD from the Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.  Mr. Edelstein brings a wealth of operational and financial experience to our board as well as a deep knowledge of the packaging industry.

 

Michael Wanke was appointed President of the Company’s Safety Solutions Group in July 2021 and has over 30 years of experience in the window film installation industry. As President of A1 Glass Coating, he has overseen thousands of projects in the safety/security, solar, and decorative film sectors, and Mr. Wanke worked on several developmental groups with Eastman Performance Films and Eastman Technical Services to help develop new sales processes for the automotive film sector and new products in the commercial film sectors, and he won numerous awards for Regional Dealer for Eastman Performance Films in 2012, 2016, and 2019, as well as National Dealer in 2013.

 

Terms of Office

 

All directors will hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors have been elected and qualified or appointed, unless sooner displaced.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships between or among any of the current and incoming directors or executive officers.

 

Director Independence

 

The Company’s securities are not listed on a national securities exchange, or an inter-dealer quotation system which has requirements that a majority of the board of directors be independent No member of the Board of Directors other than Mr. Edelstein is independent, as that term is defined in the listing standards of The Nasdaq Stock Market. 

 

Board Meetings; Annual Meeting Attendance

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the Board held five board meetings in person and via teleconference and acted via unanimous written consent on 16 occasions. The Company did not hold an annual meeting.

 

Holders of our securities can send communications to the Board via mail or telephone to the Secretary at the Company’s principal executive offices. The Company has not yet established a policy with respect to our directors’ attendance at the annual meetings. A stockholder who wishes to communicate with the Board may do so by directing a written request addressed to our Corporate Secretary at the address appearing on the first page of this Information Statement.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

As our Common Stock is not presently listed for trading on a national securities exchange, we are not required to have board committees. However, the Company has an audit committee which is comprised of Mr. Edelstein, an independent director 

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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

 

On March 12, 2019, we adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions in that our officers and directors serve in these capacities. A copy of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available, without charge, on our website at http://cbondsystems.com/. We intend to satisfy the disclosure requirements of Form 8-K regarding any amendment to, or a waiver from, any provision of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics by posting such amendment or waiver on our website.

 

Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight

 

Currently, the Board is comprised of three directors: Scott Silverman, Allison Tomek and Barry Edelstein, with Scott Silverman serving as our Chairman. Scott Silverman is also our Chief Executive Officer.

 

The Board recognizes that the leadership structure and combination or separation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman roles is driven by the needs of the Company at any point in time. We have no policy requiring combination or separation of these leadership roles and our governing documents do not mandate a particular structure. This has allowed the Board the flexibility to establish the most appropriate structure for the Company at any given time.

  

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The following summarizes the compensation earned by our executive officers named in the “Summary Compensation Table” below (referred to herein as our “named executive officers”) in the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

This section also discusses the material elements of our executive compensation policies and decisions and important factors relevant to an analysis of these policies and decisions. It provides qualitative information regarding the manner and context in which compensation is awarded to and earned by our named executive officers and is intended to place in perspective the information presented in the following tables and the corresponding narrative.

 

Overview

 

Our named executive officers for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, are as follows:

 

  Scott R. Silverman – Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer;
     
  Allison Tomek – President since March 8, 2021;

 

  Vince Pugliese – Chief Operating Officer, President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer through his resignation date of March 8, 2021.

 

2021 Summary Compensation Table

 

The following table sets forth information regarding compensation awarded to, earned by or paid to each of the named executive officers for the years ending December 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

Name and Principal Position  Year  

Salary

($)

   Bonus
($) (1)
  

Stock

Awards

($) (2)

  

Option Awards

($)

  

All Other Compensation

($)

  

Total

($)

 
                             
Scott R. Silverman   2021    409,283(3)   483,415    2,305,714(5)       -    4,022    3,202,434 
Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer   2020    370,562(3)   247,585    829,143(4)   -    1,207    1,448,497 
                                    
Allison Tomek   2021    158,090(3)   137,700    388,190(8)   -    -    683,980 
President   2020    -    -    -    -    -    - 
                                    
Vince Pugliese (7)   2021    49,867(3)   105,000    1,216,905(6)   -    -    1,371,772 
Former Chief Operating Officer, President, Former Interim Chief Financial Officer and Former Treasurer   2020    260,000(3)   125,865    80,000(6)   -    -    465,865 

  

(1) Cash bonuses were earned by Messrs. Silverman and Pugliese, and Ms. Tomek in 2021 and 2020 based on a bonus approved by the Board of Directors in December 2021, May 2021, and January 2020, respectively, and was also included bonuses accrued or paid based on a percentage of capital raises, in accordance with Mr. Silverman’s employment agreement. In connection with the December 2021 bonus, the bonus recipients and the Company agreed to pay 90% of the 2021 year-end bonus in stock rather than cash.
(2) As required by SEC rules, the amounts in this column reflect the grant date or modification date fair value as required by FASB ASC Topic 718. A discussion of the assumptions and methodologies used to calculate these amounts, are contained in the notes to our financial statements under “Note 10 – Shareholders’ Deficit”.
(3) Includes accrued and unpaid deferred compensation.

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(4) In 2020, stock awards include the issuance of 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to Mr. Silverman with a fair value of $80,000. Additionally, in lieu of cash compensation, Mr. Silverman received 228 shares of series B preferred shares for unpaid and deferred compensation and a bonus of $227,547. In 2020, Mr. Silverman’s series B preferred share issuance included non-cash compensation of $749,143 related to the conversion of accrued compensation to convertible Series B preferred shares. The conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the issue date. Because the Series B Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, during the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company immediately recorded non-cash stock-based compensation of $749,143 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock which is included in Stock Awards.
(5) In 2021, in lieu of cash compensation, Mr. Silverman received 180 shares of series B preferred shares for unpaid and deferred compensation and a bonus of $180,000. In 2021, Mr. Silverman’s series B preferred share issuance included non-cash compensation of $2,305,714 related to the conversion of accrued compensation to convertible Series B preferred shares. The conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the issue date. Because the Series B Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, during the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company immediately recorded non-cash stock-based compensation of $2,305,714 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock which is included in Stock Awards.
(6) In 2020, stock awards include the issuance of 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to Mr. Pugliese with a fair value of $80,000. In 2021, in lieu of cash compensation, Mr. Pugliese received 95 shares of series B preferred shares for unpaid and deferred compensation and a bonus of $95,000. Mr. Pugliese’s series B preferred share issuance included non-cash compensation of $1,216,905 related to the conversion of accrued compensation to convertible Series B preferred shares. The conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the issue date. Because the Series B Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, during the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company immediately recorded non-cash stock-based compensation of $2,305,714 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock which is included in Stock Awards.  Mr. Pugliese resigned without notice on March 8, 2021. The Company is still reviewing the legal effect of his resignation on his compensation and his restricted and unrestricted stock/equity. The Company is also reviewing other legal issues regarding his fiduciary and other responsibilities to the Company in accordance with Company policy, his employment agreement, and the Company’s 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan Employee Stock Plans.
(7) Mr. Pugliese resigned on March 8, 2021.
(8) In 2021, stock awards include the issuance of 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to Ms. Tomek with a fair value of $132,000. In 2021, in lieu of cash compensation, Ms. Tomek received 20 shares of series B preferred shares for unpaid and deferred compensation and bonus of $20,000. In 2021, Ms. Tomek’s series B preferred share issuance included non-cash compensation of $256,190 related to the conversion of accrued compensation to convertible Series B preferred shares. The conversion feature of the Series B Preferred Stock at the time of issuance was determined to be beneficial on the issue date. Because the Series B Preferred Stock was perpetual with no stated maturity date, and the conversions could occur any time from the date of issuance, during the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company immediately recorded non-cash stock-based compensation of $256,190 related to the beneficial conversion feature arising from the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock which is included in Stock Awards.

 

Elements of Executive Compensation

 

Base Salaries. Base salaries for the named executive officers during 2021 and 2020 were determined, subject in each case to their employment agreements, on the scope of each officer’s responsibilities along with his or her respective experience and contributions during the prior year. When reviewing base salaries, our board of directors took factors into account such as each officer’s experience and individual performance, company performance as a whole, and general industry conditions, but did not assign any specific weighting to any factor.

 

Equity Awards. Equity awards granted by the board of directors to the named executive officers during 2021 and 2020 were determined based on their employment agreements, on the scope of each officer’s responsibilities along with his or her respective experience and contributions during the prior year. When reviewing equity awards, our board of directors took factors into account such as each officer’s experience and individual performance, company performance as a whole, and general industry conditions, but did not assign any specific weighting to any factor. 

 

Bonus. In accordance with their respective employment agreements, Mr. Silverman, Mr. Pugliese, and Ms. Tomek were paid bonuses based on a percentage of capital raises, which includes accrued and unpaid deferred bonus. In May 2020, the board of directors approved a bonus to Mr. Silverman and Mr. Pugliese of $150,000 and $105,000, respectively. In January 2021, the board of directors approved a bonus to Mr. Silverman, Mr. Pugliese, and Ms. Tomek of $200,000, $105,000, and $25,000, respectively. In December 2021, the board of directors approved a bonus to Mr. Silverman and Ms. Tomek of $219,615 and $90,500, respectively.

 

Other Benefits. On June 30, 2020, we amended the employment agreement of Mr. Silverman to include an allowance of up to $10,000 per year to cover uncovered medical/dental expenses for Mr. Silverman and his family. Currently, we do not offer any additional benefit packages to other employees.

 

Employment Agreements with Executive Officers

 

We entered into employment agreements with each of our named executive officers. Mr. Silverman’s was entered into prior to the Merger and will continue in effect.

 

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Employment Agreement with Scott R. Silverman

 

We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Silverman on October 18, 2017, pursuant to which he serves as our Chief Executive Officer for an initial term of three years that extends for successive one-year renewal terms unless either party gives 30-days’ advance notice of non-renewal. As consideration for these services, the employment agreement provides Mr. Silverman with the following compensation and benefits:

 

  An annual base salary of $300,000, with a 10% increase on each anniversary date contingent upon achieving certain performance objectives as set by the Board.

 

  When the first $500,000 of equity investments was raised by the Company after entering into this employment agreement, Mr. Silverman receives a capital raise success bonus of 5% of all equity capital raised from investors/lenders introduced by him to the Company.

 

  Annual cash performance bonus opportunity as determined by the Board.

 

  An option to acquire 3,000,000 common shares of the Company, with a strike price of $0.31 per share. These options vested pro rata on a monthly basis for the term of the employment agreement. On each anniversary, Mr. Silverman will be eligible to be granted a minimum of 500,000 stock options of the Company at a strike price of $0.85 per common share contingent upon the achievement of certain performance objectives.

 

  Certain other employee benefits and perquisites, including reimbursement of necessary and reasonable travel and participation in retirement and welfare benefits.

 

Mr. Silverman’s employment agreement provides that, in the event that his employment is terminated by the Company without “cause” (as defined in his employment agreement), or if Mr. Silverman resigned for “good reasons” (as defined in his employment agreement), subject to a complete release of claims, he will be entitled to (i) retain all stock options previously granted; and (ii) receive any benefits then owed or accrued along with one year of base salary and any unreimbursed expenses incurred by him. All amounts shall be paid on the termination date. In the event that Mr. Silverman’s employment is terminated by the Company for “cause” (as defined in his employment agreement), or if Mr. Silverman resigned without “good reasons” (as defined in his employment agreement), subject to a complete release of claims, he will be entitled to receive any unpaid base salary and benefits then owed or accrued and any unreimbursed expenses incurred by him. Additionally, if a change of control (as defined in his employment agreement) occurs during the term of this agreement, all unvested stock options will vest in full, and if the valuation of the Company in the change of control transaction is greater than $0.85 per common share, then Mr. Silverman shall be paid a bonus equal to two times his minimum base salary and minimum target bonus.

 

Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Silverman is subject to a confidentiality covenant, a two-year post-termination non-competition covenant and a two-year post-termination non-solicitation covenant. On June 30, 2020, the Company amended the employment agreement of Mr. Silverman to provide for successive one-year extensions until either the executive or the Board of Directors of the Company gives notice to terminate the employment agreement per its terms. This employment agreement amendment also included an allowance of up to $10,000 per year to cover uncovered medical/dental expenses for Mr. Silverman and his family.

 

Employment Agreement with Vince Pugliese

 

We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Pugliese dated effective March 1, 2019. Pursuant to this employment agreement, he was to serve as our President and Chief Operating Officer for an initial term of three years, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the agreement. As consideration for these services, the employment agreement provided Mr. Pugliese with the following compensation and benefits:

 

  An annual base salary of $240,000, with a minimum 5-10% increase on each anniversary date, contingent upon achieving performance objectives set by the CEO and our Board.

 

  Annual cash performance bonus opportunity as determined by the CEO and the Board, with a target of 50-100% of annual salary.

 

  Annual stock grant opportunity in an amount determined by the Board.

 

  Certain other employee benefits and perquisites, including paid vacation days, reimbursement of necessary and reasonable travel, participation in health and welfare benefits, housing, and use of company provided computer, cell phone and car.

 

Mr. Pugliese’s employment agreement provided that, in the event that his employment is terminated by the Company without “cause” (as defined in his employment agreement) or if Mr. Pugliese resigns for “good reason” (as defined in his employment agreement), he will be entitled to (i) retain all stock options previously granted, which will vest immediately and be exercisable over a 10 year period; and (ii) receive any benefits then owed or accrued along with 18 months of base salary and any unreimbursed expenses incurred by him. All amounts shall be paid on the termination date. In the event that Mr. Pugliese’s employment is terminated by the Company for “cause” (as defined in his employment agreement), or if Mr. Pugliese resigned without “good reasons” (as defined in his employment agreement), he will be entitled to (i) receive any unpaid base salary and benefits then owed or accrued and any unreimbursed expenses incurred by him through the termination date, and (ii) retain all vested stock options or grants which will be exercisable over a 10-year period. All unvested stock options or grants will terminate.

 

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Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Pugliese was subject to a confidentiality covenant, a two-year post-termination non-competition covenant and a two-year post-termination non-solicitation covenant.

 

Mr. Pugliese resigned without notice on March 8, 2021. The Company is still reviewing the legal effect of his resignation on his compensation and his restricted and unrestricted stock/ equity. The Company is also reviewing other legal issues regarding his fiduciary and other responsibilities to the Company in accordance with Company policy, his employment agreement, and the Company’s 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

 

The following are the outstanding equity awards for the named executive officers as of December 31, 2021:

 

   Option Awards   
Name  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (Exercisable)  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (Unexercisable)   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options  

Option Exercise Price

($)(1)

   Option Expiration Date
Scott R. Silverman  3,000,000(2)          -    0   $0.31   10/18/2027

 

(1) This reflects the converted exercise price of such options.
(2) These shares are fully vested.

  

   Stock Awards 
Name  Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#)
  

Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested

($)(*)

  

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested

(#)

   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested ($) 
Scott R. Silverman (1)   6,970,120   $197,951    6,970,120   $197,951 
Allison Tomek (2)   4,750,000   $134,900    4,750,000   $134,900 

 

* The market value of shares of stock is computed by multiplying the closing market price of our stock at the end of the last completed fiscal year of $0.0284 by the number of shares of stock set forth to the left of such figure.

 

(1) 6,970,120 shares vest on May 1, 2022. As of December 31, 2021, Mr. Silverman also owns 458 shares of Series B Preferred stock, which may convert into 74,315,443 common shares.
(2) 4,750,000 shares vest on May 1, 2022. As of December 31, 2021, Ms. Tomek also owns 65 shares of Series B Preferred stock, which may convert into 10,525,157 common shares.

 

C-Bond Systems, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan

 

On June 7, 2018, our Board of Directors and our stockholders approved the C-Bond Systems, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “2018 Plan”), which became effective on August 2, 2018. The purposes of the 2018 Plan is to advance the interests of the Company, its affiliates and its stockholders and promote the long-term growth of the Company by providing employees, non-employee Directors and third-party service providers with incentives to maximize stockholder value and to otherwise contribute to the success of the Company and its affiliates, thereby aligning the interests of such individuals with the interests of the Company’s stockholders and providing them additional incentives to continue in their employment or affiliation with the Company.

 

Summary of the Plan

 

Administration

 

The 2018 Plan will be administered by a committee designated by the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) or, in the absence of the Committee or in the case of awards issued to non-employee Directors, the 2018 Plan will be administered by the Board of Directors (as applicable, the “Administrator”). The Administrator also has full and exclusive power and authority to administer the 2018 Plan.  In administering awards under our 2018 Plan, the Administrator, has the power, subject to the terms of the 2018 Plan, to determine the terms of the awards granted under our 2018 Plan, including any applicable exercise or grant price, the number of shares subject to each award and the exercisability of the awards.  The Administrator also has full power to determine the persons to whom and the time or times at which awards will be made and to make all other determinations and take all other actions advisable for the administration of the 2018 Plan.

 

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On a calendar year basis, the Board of Directors may, by resolution, delegate to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company the limited authority to grant awards under the 2018 Plan during such calendar year to designated classes of employees, who are not officers of the Company or any affiliate and subject to the provisions of Section 16 of the Exchange Act, and to service providers.

 

Types of Awards

 

Under our 2018 Plan, the Administrator may grant:

 

  options to acquire our Common Stock, both incentive stock options that are intended to satisfy the requirements of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code and nonqualified stock options which are not intended to satisfy such requirements. The exercise price of options granted under our 2018 Plan must at least be equal to the fair market value of our Common Stock on the date of grant and the term of an option may not exceed ten years, except that with respect to an incentive stock option granted to any employee who owns more than 10% of the voting power of all classes of our outstanding stock as of the grant date the term must not exceed five years and the exercise price must equal at least 110% of the fair market value on the grant date.

 

  stock appreciation rights, or SARs, which allow the recipient to receive the appreciation in the fair market value of our Common Stock between the date of grant and the exercise date. The amount payable under the stock appreciation right may be paid in cash or with shares of our Common Stock, or a combination thereof, as determined by the Administrator.
     
  restricted stock awards, which are awards of our shares of Common Stock that vest in accordance with terms and conditions established by the Administrator.
     
  restricted stock units, which are awards that are based on the value of our Common Stock and may be paid in cash or in shares of our Common Stock.
     
  other types of stock-based or stock-related awards not otherwise described by the terms and provision of the 2018 Plan, including the grant or offer for sale of unrestricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock, and which may involve the transfer of actual shares of the Company’s Common Stock or payment in cash or otherwise of amounts based on the value of shares of our Common Stock and may be designed to comply with or take advantage of the applicable local laws of jurisdictions other than the United States.
     
  other cash-based awards to eligible persons in such amounts and upon such terms as the Administrator shall determine.

 

An award granted under the 2018 Plan must include a minimum vesting period of at least one year, provided, however, that an award may provide that the award will vest before the completion of such one-year period upon the death or qualifying disability of the grantee of the award or a change of control of the Company and awards covering, in the aggregate, 25,000,000 shares of our Common Stock may be issued without any minimum vesting period.

 

Shares Authorized for Issuance

 

The aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued under the 2018 Plan and number of shares of our Common Stock that may be subject to incentive stock options granted under the 2018 Plan is 50,000,000 shares.

 

Term

 

The Board may alter, amend, or terminate our 2018 Plan and the Administrator may alter, amend, or terminate any award agreement in whole or in part; however, no termination, amendment, or modification shall adversely affect in any material way any award previously granted, without the written consent of the holder. Our 2018 Plan was adopted on June 7, 2018, became effective on August 2, 2018, and will continue indefinitely until it is terminated by the Board as provided in the 2018 Plan. However, as required by the Internal Revenue Code, no incentive stock option awards may be granted under our 2018 Plan on or after the tenth anniversary of the date the plan was adopted by the Board, unless our 2018 Plan is subsequently amended, with the approval of stockholders, to extend the period for granting such awards.

 

Director Compensation

 

Our non-executive board members receive $5,000 in cash compensation each quarter, with committee chairs receiving an additional $2,500 per quarter. Each non-executive board member also received 500,000 shares of restricted stock in October 2020 and 2021 for their service on the board.

 

The following table sets forth compensation paid, earned or awarded during 2021 to each of our directors, other than Scott Silverman and Allison Tomek, whose compensation is described in “Summary Compensation Table”.

 

2021 Director Compensation

 

Name  Fees Earned
or Paid in
Cash
($)
   Stock
Awards
($)
   All Other
Compensation
 ($)
   Total
($)
 
Barry M. Edelstein   30,000         -                    -    30,000 

 

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Directors are also entitled to the protection provided by the indemnification provisions in our articles of incorporation, as amended, and our amended and restated bylaws.

 

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

The following table sets forth certain information relating to the beneficial ownership of our common stock as of April 14, 2022, by:

 

  each person, or group of affiliated persons, known by us to beneficially own more than five percent of the outstanding shares of our common stock;
     
  each of our directors;
     
  each of our named executive officers; and
     
  all directors and executive officers as a group.

 

The number of shares beneficially owned by each entity, person, director or executive officer is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC, and the information is not necessarily indicative of beneficial ownership for any other purpose. Under such rules, beneficial ownership includes any shares over which the individual has sole or shared voting power or dispositive power as well as any shares that the individual has the right to acquire within 60 days of April 14, 2022 through the exercise of any stock option, warrants or other rights. Except as otherwise indicated, and subject to applicable community property laws, the persons named in the table have sole voting and dispositive power with respect to all shares of common stock held by that person. 

 

The percentage of shares beneficially owned is computed on the basis of 285,174,171 shares of our common stock outstanding as of April 14, 2022, the implied conversion of 1,000 shares of our Series B Preferred Stock and related accrued dividends as of April 14, 2022 into 155,150,459 shares of common stock, and the implied conversion of 18,560 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock and related accrued dividends as of April 14, 2021 into 236,874,863 shares of common stock for total shares outstanding of 677,199,493. Shares of common stock that a person has the right to acquire within 60 days of April 14, 2022, are deemed outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage ownership of the person holding such rights, but are not deemed outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage ownership of any other person, except with respect to the percentage ownership of all directors and executive officers as a group. As a result of the Company’s issuance of 1,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which carries majority voting rights of 50 votes of Common Stock to every 1 share of Series B Preferred Stock, to named executive officers and directors, they have the rights to 4,525,117,720 votes through their Series B holdings, of a total of 6,266,298,789 votes. The percentage of voting rights in the table below assumes that all Series B shares held by directors and named officers are voted in any instance requiring shareholder vote. Unless otherwise noted below, the address of the persons listed on the table is c/o C-Bond Systems, Inc., 6035 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77033. 

 

Name of Beneficial Owner  Common Stock Beneficially Owned   Percent of Outstanding Shares   Percent of Voting Rights 
Named Executive Officers and Directors:            
Scott Silverman (2)   118,355,404    30.1%   63.3%
Barry M. Edelstein (4)   7,934,419    2.7%   4.0%
Allison Tomek (5)   28,432,300    9.2%   14.1%
Vince Pugliese (3)   30,374,284    9.9%   11.8%
All directors and executive officers as a group (4 persons) (6)   185,096,407    41.6%   93.2%
                
Other Greater Than 5% Stockholders:               
Jeff Badders (1)   19,306,454    6.8%   

*

 
Mike Wanke   28,021,016    9.8%   * 

 

* Indicates beneficial ownership of less than 1% of the total outstanding common stock.
(1) Jeff Badders has sole voting and dispositive power with respect to these shares. Mr. Badders’ address is 4002 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75965.
(2) Includes (i) 9,770,120 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards; (ii) 655 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which may convert into 105,585,284 shares of Common Stock; and (iii) 3,000,000 shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options within 60 days of April 14, 2022, and those already vested.
(3) Includes (i) 517,397 shares held by Mr. Pugliese; (ii) 9,058,433 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards; (iii) 120 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which may convert into 19,498,456 shares of Common Stock; and (iv) 1,299,998 shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options within 60 days of April 14, 2022, and those already vested. The Company is still reviewing the legal effect of Mr. Pugliese’s resignation on his compensation and his restricted and unrestricted stock/ equity.
(4) Includes (i) 1,250,000 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards; and (ii) 41 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which may convert into 6,684,419 shares of Common Stock.
(5) Includes (i) 5,050,000 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards; and (ii) 146 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which may convert into 23,382,300 shares of Common Stock.
(6) Includes (i) 25,645,950 shares held pursuant to restricted stock awards; (iii) 962 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which may convert into 155,150,459 shares of Common Stock; and (iv) 4,299,998 shares issuable upon exercise of stock options within 60 days of April 14, 2021, and those that have vested.

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Equity Compensation Plan Information

 

The following table sets forth as of December 31, 2021 information regarding our common stock that may be issued under the Company’s equity compensation plans:

 

Plan Category  Number of Securities
to be Issued Upon
Exercise of
Outstanding Options, Warrants and Rights (a)
   Weighted Average
 Exercise Price of
 Outstanding
 Options, Warrants and Rights (b)
   Number of Securities
 Remaining Available
 for Future Issuance
 Under Equity
 Compensation Plans
 (excluding Securities
 Reflected in Columns
(a)) (c) (1)
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders   8,445,698   $0.40    9,403,232 
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders   -    -    - 
Total   8,445,698   $0.40    9,403,232 

 

* The table above includes 8,445,698 options that were issued pursuant to the Merger Agreement (adjusted for forfeitures and exercises since the issuance), by converting each option to purchase Common Units issued and outstanding immediately prior to the closing of the Merger into an option to purchase an equivalent number of shares of our common stock.

 

(1) Represents shares available under the C-Bond Systems, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan, under which the Company can issue options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units and other types of stock-based awards.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

Bohemian Companies, LLC and BOCO Investments, LLC are two companies under common control. Mr. Klemsz, our President prior to the Merger, has been the Chief Investment Officer of BOCO Investments, LLC since March 2007. On November 14, 2018, the Company also entered into a Revolving Credit Facility Loan and Security Agreement (“Loan Agreement”) and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) with BOCO Investments, LLC. Subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement and the Note, BOCO Investments, LLC agreed to lend to the Company up to $400,000 (the “Maximum Loan Amount”) against the issuance and delivery by the Company of the Note for use as working capital and to assist in inventory acquisition. As of December 31, 2018, BOCO Investments, LLC loaned us $400,000 and may loan additional amounts to the Company at any time and from time to time through November 14, 2020, up to an aggregate amount not to exceed the Maximum Loan Amount. The Company must repay all principal, interest and other amounts outstanding on or before November 14, 2020. The Company’s obligations under the Loan Agreement and the Note are secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets (the “Collateral”). The outstanding principal advanced to Company pursuant to the Loan Agreement bears interest at the rate of 12% per annum, compounded annually. The Loan Agreement and Note contain customary representations, warranties and covenants, including covenants requiring the Company to maintain certain inventory and accounts receivable amounts, certain restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional debt or create liens on its property. The Loan Agreement and the Note also provide for certain events of default, including, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, the occurrence of which, after any applicable cure period, would permit Lender, among other things, to accelerate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement and the Note, as applicable, and to exercise its remedies with respect to the Collateral, including the sale of the Collateral. Commencing March 31, 2019 and at all times thereafter through the remainder of the commitment period and for so long thereafter as there is any amount still due and owing under the Note, the Company must maintain an accounts receivable balances plus inventory such that the outstanding principal borrowed by Company under the Loan Agreement and Note is less than or equal to 85% of accounts receivable plus 50% of inventory, all as measured at the same point in time. Commencing on January 10, 2019 and on or before the l0th day of each month thereafter, the Company shall pay BOCO Investments, LLC all interest accrued on outstanding principal under the Loan Agreement and Notes as of the end of the month then concluded. As of December 31, 2021 the Company was in default of certain requirements under the Loan Agreement, including not meeting the requirement regarding minimum asset amount as defined therein. Upon the occurrence of such event of defaults, the Lender may, at its option and in accordance with the Loan Agreement, declare all obligations immediately due and payable, however, as of the date of this Report, the Lender has not made any such declaration.

   

Bruce Rich served as the Chief Executive Officer of C-Bond Systems, LLC until December 18, 2017, for which he earned a total salary of $364,907 in fiscal 2017. On January 2, 2018, we converted the accrued compensation and other amounts owed to Bruce Rich totaling $392,577 into 12,694,893 common shares. Through December 2019, Mr. Rich held 3,000,000 stock options for an exercise price of $0.03 that were fully vested. On December 21, 2019, we issued 3,000,000 common shares upon the exercise of these 3,000,000 stock options. In connection with this option exercise, we reduced accrued compensation by $90,000 due pursuant to the following consulting agreement. We entered into a consulting agreement with Bruce Rich on January 1, 2018, pursuant to which Mr. Rich agreed to consult as and when requested by C-Bond Systems, LLC, for a period of three years or until the aggregate cash payments total $300,000. Neither party may terminate this agreement prior to the end of the term. Pursuant to this consulting agreement, Mr. Rich will be subject to a confidentiality covenant, a three-year non-competition covenant and a three-year non-solicitation covenant.

 

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Mr. Silverman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Ms. Tomek, the Company’s President, own 5% and 2.5%, respectively, of a customer of the Company, During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company recognized sales of $1,200 to this company. The terms of this transaction were considered as an arm’s length transaction.

 

For information regarding the number of restricted shares of stock issued to, or options held by the Company’s executive officers, and directors, or an affiliate or immediate family member thereof, see “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” and “Executive Compensation.”

  

Our board of directors intends to adopt a written related person transaction policy, to set forth the policies and procedures for the review and approval or ratification of related person transactions. This policy will cover, with certain exceptions set forth in Item 404 of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act, any transaction, arrangement or relationship, or any series of similar transactions, arrangements or relationships, in which we were or are to be a participant, where the amount involved exceeds or will exceed the lesser of $120,000 or 1% of the average of our total assets as of the end of the last two completed fiscal years and a related person had, has or will have a direct or indirect material interest, including purchases of goods or services by or from the related person or entities in which the related person has a material interest, indebtedness, guarantees of indebtedness and employment by us of a related person.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

The following table sets forth the fees billed by our principal independent accountants, Salberg & Company, P.A., for each of our last two fiscal years for the categories of services indicated.

 

   Years Ended December 31, 
Category  2021   2020 
Audit Fees  $92,700   $65,500 
Audit Related Fees  $64,000   $- 
Tax Fees  $-   $- 
All Other Fees  $-   $- 

 

Audit fees.  Consists of fees billed for the audit of our annual consolidated financial statements, review of our Form 10-K, review of our interim financial statements included in our Form 10-Q and services that are normally provided by the accountant in connection with year-end statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.

 

Audit-related fees. Consists of fees billed for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our consolidated financial statements and are not reported under “Audit Fees”, review of our Forms 8-K filings and services that are normally provided by the accountant in connection with non-year-end statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.

  

Tax fees.  Consists of professional services rendered for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning.

 

Other fees. The services provided by our accountants within this category consisted of advice and other services not related to the above categories.

 

In June 2018, we established an audit committee, which consists of Barry Edelstein (audit committee chairman). The audit committee’s charter requires that the audit committee pre-approve all audit and non-audit services that our independent auditors provide to the Company, provided that pre-approval of non-audit services is not required if (i) the fees for all such services do not aggregate to more than 5% of total fees paid to the independent auditors in that fiscal year; (ii) such services were not recognized as non-audit services at that time of engagement; and (iii) such services are promptly brought to the attention of the audit committee and approved by the audit committee prior to the completion of the audit. Prior to the formation of the audit committee, our board of directors would evaluate the scope and cost of the engagement of an auditor before the auditor renders audit and audit-related services. All of the audit and audit related fees described above for fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 were pre-approved by the board of directors. All of the audit and audit related fees described above for fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 were pre-approved by the audit committee.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBIT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

  A. The following documents are filed as part of this Report:

 

1. Consolidated Financial Statements:

 

  Page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (PCAOB ID 106) F-2
Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-3
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-4
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-5
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-6
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-8 to F-45

 

2. Financial Statement Schedules have been omitted since they are either not required, not applicable, or the information is otherwise included.

 

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3. Exhibits:

 

The following exhibits are filed herewith or are incorporated by reference to exhibits previously filed with the SEC.

 

Exhibit No.       Exhibit Description
     
2.1     Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization dated as of April 25, 2018, among WestMountain Alternative Energy, Inc., WETM Acquisition Corp. and C-Bond Systems, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
3.1     Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s SB-2 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on January 2, 2008, File No. 333-148440).
3.2     First Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with SEC on August 11, 2014, File No. 000-53029).
3.3     Second Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 20, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
3.4     Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on June 8, 2018, File. No. 000-53029).
3.5     Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 21, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
3.6     Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
3.7     Third Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of C-Bond Systems, Inc. dated June 30, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 2, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
3.8     Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on August 25, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
3.9     Certificate of Elimination of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on August 25, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
3.10     Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations of Preferences, Rights, and Limitations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, dated April 28, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2021)
4.1     Secured Promissory Note, dated November 14, 2018, with BOCO Investments, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on November 20, 2018, File. No. 000-53029).
4.2     Convertible Promissory Note, dated February 13, 2019, with Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019 File No.: 000-53029).
4.3     Convertible Promissory Note, dated March 4, 2019, with Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
4.4     Convertible Promissory Note, dated April 8, 2019 with Power Up Lending Group Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 12, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
4.5     Convertible Promissory Note, dated May 15, 2019, with Power Up Lending Group Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
4.6     Form of Convertible Promissory Note, dated September 6, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 9, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
4.7     Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated September 6, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 9, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
4.8     Form of Convertible Promissory Note, dated December 9, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).

 

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4.9   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated December 9, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
4.10   Form of Convertible Promissory Note, dated March 30, 2020 between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor II (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
4.11   Form of Stock Purchase Warrant, dated March 30, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor II (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
4.12   Form of Convertible Promissory Note, dated April 23, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
4.13   Form of Stock Purchase Warrant, dated April 23, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
4.14   Senior Convertible Promissory Note, dated October 15, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 19, 2021, File. No. 000-53029)
4.15   Common Stock Purchase Warrant dated October 15, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 19, 2021, File. No. 000-53029)
4.16   Original Issue Discount Promissory Note and Security Agreement dated March 14, 2022, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on March 18, 2022, File. No. 000-53029)
10.1+   C-Bond Systems, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Form S-8 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on September 25, 2018, File No. 333-227522).
10.2+   Form of C-Bond Systems, Inc. Restricted Stock Award Agreement under 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.2 to the Company’s Form S-8 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on September 25, 2018, File No. 333-227522).
10.3+   Form of C-Bond Systems, Inc. Nonqualified Stock Option Award Agreement under 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Company’s Form S-8 Registration Statement filed with the SEC on September 25, 2018, File No. 333-227522).
10.4+   Employment Agreement between C-Bond Systems, LLC and Scott Silverman dated October 18, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.5+   Employment Agreement between C-Bond Systems, LLC and Vince Pugliese dated October 12, 2015, as amended on February 11, 2016 and December 20, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.6+   Employee Agreement between C-Bond Systems, LLC and Vince Pugliese dated effective March 1, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019).
10.7+   Consulting Agreement between C-Bond Systems, LLC and Bruce Rich dated January 1, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.8   License Agreement between William Marsh Rice University and C-Bond Systems, Inc. dated April 8, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.9   Form of Subscription Agreement related to the Offering (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.10   Form of Lockup Agreement related to the Offering (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 1, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.11   Registration Rights Agreement between C-Bond Systems, LLC and Fournace, LLC dated April 27, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 14, 2018, File No. 000-53029).
10.12   Revolving Credit Facility Loan and Security Agreement, dated November 14, 2018, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and BOCO Investments, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on November 20, 2018, File. No. 000-53029).
10.13   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated February 13, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
10.14   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated March 4, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
10.15   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated April 8, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Power Up Lending Group Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 12, 2019 File. No. 000-53029).
10.16   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated May 15, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Power Up Lending Group Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.17+   Employee Agreement between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Vince Pugliese dated effective March 1, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
10.18   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated July 11, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and an Accredited Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 16, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).

 

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10.19   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated July 17, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and an Accredited Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 19, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
10.20   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated July 29, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and an Accredited Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 31, 2019, File No.: 000-53029).
10.21   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated September 6, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 9, 2019 File. No. 000-53029).
10.22   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated October 15, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 21, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.23   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated October 17, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor II (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 21, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.24   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated November 19, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on November 22, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.25+   Executive Employment Agreement, dated October 18, 2017 and amended November 19, 2019 between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Scott R. Silverman (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on November 22, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.26   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated December 9, 2019, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
10.27   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated March 26, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor I (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2020 File. No. 000-53029)
10.28   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated March 26, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor II (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
10.29   Note dated April 28, 2020, between Comerica Bank and C-Bond Systems, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
10.30   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated April 23, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2020, File. No. 000-53029)
10.31   Form of Subscription Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 15, 2020, File No. 000-53029).
10.32   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement, dated June 2, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on June 5, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
10.33+   Executive Employment Agreement, dated October 18, 2017, and amended November 19, 2019 and June 30, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Scott R. Silverman (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 2, 2020 File. No. 000-53029).
10.34   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated August 20, 2020 between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on August 25, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
10.35   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated September 8, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 11, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
10.36   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated October 20, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 23, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
10.37   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated November 6, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the SEC on November 16, 2020 File. No. 000-53029).
10.38   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated December 14, 2020, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 18, 2020, File. No. 000-53029).
10.39   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc., and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on February 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.40   Form of Secured Loan and Security Agreement, dated May 10, 2021, with the Lender (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.41   Share Exchange Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated June 30, 2021, by and between C-Bond Systems, Inc., Mobile Tint LLC, the sole member of Mobile, and Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Shareholder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 7, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).

 

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10.42   Form of Amendment to the Exchange Agreement, dated July 21, 2021, by and between C-Bond Systems, Inc., Mobile Tint LLC, the sole member of Mobile, and Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Shareholder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.43   Form of Operating Agreement of Mobile Tint LLC issued July 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.44   Form of Piggy-Back Registration Rights Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, by and between C-Bond Systems, Inc., Mobile Tint LLC, the sole member of Mobile, and Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Shareholder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.45+   Executive Employment Agreement, dated July 21, 2021, by and between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Michael Wanke (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.46   Form of Commercial Lease Agreement, dated July 20, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 26, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.47   Form of Subscription Agreement, dated August 25, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Investor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 1, 2021, File. No. 000-53029).
10.48   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated October 15, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 19, 2021, File. No. 000-53029)
10.49   Registration Rights Agreement, dated October 15, 2021, between C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on October 19, 2021, File. No. 000-53029)
14.1   Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 14.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, File. No. 000-53029).
21.1*   List of Subsidiaries
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13(a)-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13(a)-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
32.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS*   INLINE XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT
101.SCH*   INLINE XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION SCHEMA DOCUMENT
101.CAL*   INLINE XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION CALCULATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
101.DEF*   INLINE XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION DEFINITION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
101.LAB*   INLINE XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION LABEL LINKBASE DOCUMENT
101.PRE*   INLINE XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION PRESENTATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
104 *   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

+ Indicates a management contract or any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement.
* Filed herewith

 

ITEM 16. 10-K SUMMARY

 

As permitted, the registrant has elected not to supply a summary of information required by Form 10-K.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

  C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC.
     
Date: April 15, 2022 By: /s/ Scott R. Silverman
    Scott R. Silverman
   

Chief Executive Officer and

Chairman of the Board

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

Each person whose signature appears below hereby appoints Scott R. Silverman as attorney-in-fact with full power of substitution, severally, to execute in the name and on behalf of the registrant and each such person, individually and in each capacity stated below, one or more amendments to the annual report on Form 10-K, which amendments may make such changes in the report as the attorney-in-fact acting deems appropriate and to file any such amendment to the annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ Scott R. Silverman   Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Chairman of the Board and Director   April 15, 2022
Scott R. Silverman   (principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer)    
         
/s/ Allison Tomek   President and Director   April 15, 2022
Allison Tomek        
         
/s/ Barry M. Edelstein   Director   April 15, 2022
Barry M. Edelstein        
         

 

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C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

DECEMBER 31, 2021 and 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

CONTENTS

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (PCAOB ID No. 106) F-2
   
Consolidated Financial Statements:  
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets - As of December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-4
   
Consolidated Statements of Operations - For the Years Ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-5
   
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit - For the Years Ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-6
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – For the Years Ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 F-7
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-8 to F-45

 

F-1

 

 

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of:

C-Bond Systems, Inc.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of C-Bond Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in shareholders’ deficit, and cash flows, for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2021, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “consolidated financial statements”). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2021, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Restatement

 

As discussed in Note 18 to the consolidated financial statements, the 2020 consolidated financial statements have been restated to correct a misstatement.

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has a net loss and cash used in operations of $7,128,858 and $1,807,051, respectively, in 2021 and a working capital deficit, shareholders’ deficit and accumulated deficit of $1,661,247, $3,979,041 and $57,515,129 respectively, at December 31, 2021. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s Plan in regard to these matters is also described in Note 2. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

2295 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 240 • Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: (561) 995-8270 • Toll Free: (866) CPA-8500 • Fax: (561) 995-1920

www.salbergco.com • info@salbergco.com

Member National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts • Registered with the PCAOB

Member CPAConnect with Affiliated Offices WorldwideMember Center for Public Company Audit Firms

 

F-2

 

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

Critical Audit Matters

 

The critical audit matters communicated below are matters arising from the current period audit of the consolidated financial statements that were communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relate to accounts or disclosures that are material to the consolidated financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of critical audit matters does not alter in any way our opinion on the consolidated financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matters below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matters or on the accounts or disclosures to which they relate.

 

Business Combination

 

As described in footnote 3, to the consolidated financial statements, the Company closed on a business acquisition in fiscal 2021. The determination of fair values for assets acquired, liabilities assumed and non-controlling interests requires management to make significant estimates and assumptions such as those related to forecasts of future revenues, operating margins and a discount rate. Changes in these assumptions could have a significant impact on the fair values.

 

We identified the business combination as a critical audit matter. Auditing management’s judgments regarding the above estimates involved a high degree of subjectivity.

 

The primary procedures we performed to address this critical audit matter included (a) evaluated management’s process for developing its estimates, (b) evaluated if the valuation methods used by management was appropriate (c) evaluated the reasonableness of management’s forecasts by comparing them to historical information, year to date current information and/or other supporting contracts or information, (d) assessed the reasonableness of the discount rate used by evaluating each component, and (e) recomputed the valuation estimates.

 

/s/ Salberg & Company, P.A.  
   
SALBERG & COMPANY, P.A.  
We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2017.
Boca Raton, Florida  
April 15, 2022  

 

F-3

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   December 31,   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
         
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS:        
Cash  $519,898   $323,407 
Accounts receivable, net   173,248    79,697 
Inventory   82,931    77,200 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   151,746    50,723 
Contract assets   82,805    
-
 
Due from related party   3,750    5,526 
           
Total Current Assets   1,014,378    536,553 
           
OTHER ASSETS:          
Property and equipment, net   135,022    18,683 
Right of use asset, net   251,172    21,772 
Intangible asset, net   330,421    
-
 
Goodwill   350,491    
-
 
Security deposit   6,482    7,132 
           
Total Other Assets   1,073,588    47,587 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $2,087,966   $584,140 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
           
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Convertible note payable, net  $171,875   $
-
 
Note payable, current portion   488,414    521,138 
Accounts payable   831,648    794,905 
Accrued expenses   436,733    186,765 
Accrued compensation   691,602    425,797 
Contract liabilities   10,426    
-
 
Lease liability, current portion   44,927    22,216 
           
Total Current Liabilities   2,675,625    1,950,821 
           
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:          
Note payable, net of current portion   539,440    35,062 
Lease liability, net of current portion   206,319    
-
 
           
Total Long-term Liabilities   745,759    35,062 
           
Total Liabilities   3,421,384    1,985,883 
           
Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 11)   
 
    
 
 
          
Series B convertible preferred stock: $0.10 par value, 100,000 shares designated; 722 and 427 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively ($738,611 redemption and liquidation value at December 31, 2021)   738,611    429,446 
           
Series C convertible preferred stock: $0.10 par value, 100,000 shares designated; 18,680 and 13,300 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively ($2,860,518 redemption and liquidation value at December 31, 2021)   1,907,012    1,336,031 
           
SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT:          
Preferred stock: $0.10 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized; 100,000 Series B and 100,000 Series C designated   
-
    
-
 
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 4,998,000,000 shares authorized; 282,216,632 and 228,346,974 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively   282,217    228,347 
Additional paid-in capital   53,064,616    42,573,272 
Accumulated deficit   (57,515,129)   (45,968,839)
Total C-Bond Systems, Inc. shareholders’ deficit   (4,168,296)   (3,167,220)
Noncontrolling Interest   189,255    - 
           
Total Shareholders’ Deficit   (3,979,041)   (3,167,220)
           
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Deficit  $2,087,966   $584,140 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-4

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

   For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2021   2020 
       (As Restated) 
SALES:        
Third parties  $1,475,628   $555,863 
Related party   1,200    
-
 
           
Total Sales   1,476,828    555,863 
           
COST OF SALES (excluding depreciation expense)   657,298    242,506 
           
GROSS PROFIT   819,530    313,357 
           
OPERATING EXPENSES:          
Compensation and related benefits (including stock-based compensation of $4,085,868 and $2,108,472 for the years ended December 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively)   6,165,006    3,741,051 
Research and development   (3,250)   16,627 
Professional fees   1,031,540    546,979 
General and administrative expenses   636,353    485,733 
           
Total Operating Expenses   7,829,649    4,790,390 
           
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (7,010,119)   (4,477,033)
           
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):          
Gain on debt extinguishment, net   96,442    877,823 
Other income   67,778    6,574 
Derivative expense   
-
    (90,623)
Interest expense   (282,959)   (751,184)
           
Total Other (Expenses) Income   (118,739)   42,590 
           
NET LOSS   (7,128,858)   (4,434,443)
           
Net income of subsidiary attributable to noncontrolling interest   (15,525)   
-
 
Preferred stock dividend and deemed dividend   (4,401,907)   (1,534,381)
           
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS  $(11,546,290)  $(5,968,824)
           
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE:          
Basic and diluted  $(0.05)  $(0.03)
           
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:          
Basic and diluted   254,299,139    172,978,187 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021 AND 2020

 

           Additional           Total 
   Common Stock   Paid-in   Accumulated   Noncontrolling   Shareholders’ 
   # of Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Interest   Deficit 
                         
Balance, December 31, 2019   116,749,633   $116,750   $37,266,328   $(40,000,015)  $-   $(2,616,937)
                               
Shares issued for conversion of accounts payable   151,456    151    5,907    
-
    
-
    6,058 
Shares issued for conversion of accrued compensation   751,070    751    28,102    
-
    
-
    28,853 
Beneficial conversion charge for issuance of Series B preferred shares for accrued compensation   -    
-
    1,048,143    
-
    
-
    1,048,143 
Common shares issued for cash   37,390,314    37,390    783,610    
-
    
-
    821,000 
Common shares issued for conversion of debt, accrued interest and fees   37,171,800    37,172    153,857    
-
    
-
    191,029 
Common shares issued for services   20,000,000    20,000    129,475    
-
    
-
    149,475 
Extinguishment loss related to conversion of debt   -    
-
    297,919    
-
    
-
    297,919 
Common shares issued for conversion of Series A preferred shares and dividends   16,132,701    16,133    199,291    
-
    
-
    215,424 
Issuance of warrants in connection with convertible debt   -    
-
    14,498    
-
    
-
    14,498 
Reclassification of put premium to equity upon conversion of Series A preferred   -    
-
    49,543    
-
    
-
    49,543 
Accretion of stock-based compensation   -    
-
    446,064    
-
    
-
    446,064 
Accretion of stock-based professional fees   -    
-
    15,000    
-
    
-
    15,000 
Accretion of stock option expense   -    
-
    609,662    
-
    
-
    609,662 
Preferred stock dividends and deemed dividend   -    
-
    1,525,873    (1,534,381)   
-
    (8,508)
Net loss   -    
-
    
-
    (4,434,443)   
-
    (4,434,443)
                               
Balance, December 31, 2020   228,346,974    228,347    42,573,272    (45,968,839)   
-
    (3,167,220)
                               
Common shares issued for accounts payable   3,801,224    3,801    114,037    
-
    
-
    117,838 
Common shares issued for acquisition   28,021,016    28,021    666,900    
-
    
-
    694,921 
Common shares issued for professional fees   13,250,000    13,250    540,950    
-
    
-
    554,200 
Common shares issued for compensation   4,676,500    4,677    19,736    
-
    
-
    24,413 
Common shares issued for accrued compensation   944,767    945    54,796    
-
    
-
    55,741 
Common shares issued for cashless warrant exercise   1,008,000    1,008    (1,008)   
-
    
-
    - 
Common shares issued for conversion of Series C preferred stock   1,500,000    1,500    10,500    
-
    
-
    12,000 
Common stock issued in connection with convertible debt   668,151    668    13,396              14,064 
Preferred stock dividends and deemed dividend   -    
-
    4,354,761    (4,401,907)   
-
    (47,146)
Accretion of stock-based compensation             267,530    
-
    
-
    267,530 
Accretion of stock-based professional fees   -    
-
    5,000    
-
    
-
    5,000 
Beneficial conversion charge for issuance of Series B preferred shares for accrued compensation recorded as stock-based compensation   -    
-
    3,778,810    
-
    
-
    3,778,810 
Initial noncontrolling in acquired business   -    
-
    
-
    
-
    173,730    173,730 
Beneficial conversion feature connection with convertible debt   -    
-
    318,794    
-
    
-
    318,794 
Issuance of warrants in connection with convertible debt   -    
-
    347,142    
-
    
-
    347,142 
Net loss   -    
-
    
-
    (7,144,383)   15,525    (7,128,858)
                               
Balance, December 31, 2021   282,216,632   $282,217   $53,064,616   $(57,515,129)  $189,255   $(3,979,041)

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-6

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   For the Year Ended 
   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
       (As Restated) 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net loss  $(7,128,858)  $(4,434,443)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization expense   45,967    14,093 
Amortization of debt discount to interest expense   171,875    424,001 
Accretion of preferred shares stated value to interest expense   
-
    52,400 
Stock-based compensation   4,085,868    2,108,472 
Stock-based professional fees   478,129    132,892 
Bad debt expense   39,355    99,911 
Allowance for obsolete inventory   45,000    
-
 
Interest expense related to put premium on convertible debt   
-
    47,405 
Gain on sale of property and equipment   (13,000)     
Derivative expense   
-
    90,623 
Non-cash gain on debt extinguishment   (96,442)   (877,823)
Non-cash fees upon conversion   
-
    2,500 
Lease costs   (370)   400 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (73,180)   (27,619)
Inventory   17,288    (62,380)
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (13,211)   (563)
Contract assets   (50,106)   
-
 
Due from related party   1,776    (5,526)
Accounts payable   88,853    139,300 
Accrued expenses   92,148    96,022 
Customer deposit   (110,000)   
-
 
Accrued compensation   601,431    417,308 
Contract liabilities   10,426    
-
 
           
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (1,807,051)   (1,783,027)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Cash proceeds from sale of property and equipment   13,000    
-
 
Cash received from acquisition   288,901    
-
 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES   301,901    
-
 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from sale of common stock   
-
    821,000 
Proceeds from sale of series A preferred stock   
-
    120,000 
Redemption of Series A preferred stock   
-
    (104,762)
Proceeds from sale of series C preferred stock   550,000    1,330,000 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   
-
    
-
 
Proceeds from note payable   500,000    156,200 
Repayment of notes payable   (28,359)   
-
 
Proceeds from convertible notes payable   680,000    100,000 
Repayment of convertible note payable   
-
    (393,215)
           
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   1,701,641    2,029,223 
           
NET INCREASE IN CASH   196,491    246,196 
           
CASH, beginning of year   323,407    77,211 
           
CASH, end of year  $519,898   $323,407 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION          
Cash paid for:          
Interest  $53,283   $130,399 
Income taxes  $
-
   $
-
 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Common stock issued as prepaid for services  $98,800   $133,000 
Common stock issued for accrued compensation  $40,626   $24,250 
Series B preferred stock issued for accrued compensation  $295,000   $318,969 
Common stock issued for accounts payable  $117,838   $6,058 
Common stock issued for debt and accrued interest  $
-
   $188,529 
Reclassification of put premium to equity  $
-
   $8,508 
Preferred stock dividend accrued  $47,146   $1,525,873 
Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of Series C preferred shares  $4,354,761   $49,543 
Increase in debt discount and derivative liability  $
-
   $85,502 
Increase in debt discount and paid-in capital for warrants, shares and beneficial conversion  $680,000   $14,498 
Conversion of series C preferred stock to common stock  $12,000   $
-
 
           
ACQUISITION:          
Assets acquired:          
Cash  $288,901   $
-
 
Accounts receivable, net   59,726      
Inventory   68,019    
-
 
Prepaid expenses   6,091    
-
 
Contract assets   32,699    
-
 
Property and equipment   140,211    
-
 
Right of use assets   253,433    
-
 
Total assets acquired   849,080    
-
 
Less: liabilities assumed:          
Accounts payable   65,728    
-
 
Accrued expenses   159,262    
-
 
Notes payable   95,013    
-
 
Customer deposit   110,000      
Lease liabilities   253,433    
-
 
Noncontrolling interest   173,730    
-
 
Total liabilities assumed   857,166      
Net liabilities assumed   8,086      
Fair value of shares for acquisition   694,921      
Increase in intangible assets - non-cash  $703,007   $
-
 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

F-7

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

NOTE 1 - NATURE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Nature of Organization

 

C-Bond Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) is a materials development company and sole owner, developer, and manufacturer of the patented C-Bond technology. The Company is engaged in the implementation of proprietary nanotechnology applications and processes to enhance properties of strength, functionality, and sustainability of brittle material systems. The Company’s present primary focus is in the multi-billion-dollar glass and window film industry with target markets in the United States and internationally. Additionally, the Company has expanded its product line to include disinfection products. The Company operates in two divisions: C-Bond Transportation Solutions, which sells a windshield strengthening water repellent solution as well as a disinfection product, and Patriot Glass Solutions, which sells multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including ballistic-resistant film systems and a forced entry system.

 

On June 30, 2021, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Exchange Agreement”) with (i) Mobile Tint LLC, a Texas limited liability company doing business as A1 Glass Coating (“Mobile”), (ii) the sole member of Mobile (the “Mobile Shareholder”), and (iii) Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Shareholder. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, C-Bond agreed to acquire 80% of Mobile’s units, representing 80% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding capital stock (the “Mobile Shares”). On July 22, 2021, the Company closed the Exchange Agreement and acquired 80% of the Mobile Shares. The Mobile Shares were exchanged for 28,021,016 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock in an amount equal to $800,000, divided by the average of the closing prices of the Company’s common stock during the 30-day period immediately prior to the closing as defined in the Exchange Agreement. Two years after closing, the Company has the option to acquire the remaining 20% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding membership interests in exchange for a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to 300% of Mobile’s average EBIT value, divided by the price of the Company’s common stock as defined in the Exchange Agreement (the “Additional Closing”) (see Note 3). Mobile provides quality window tint solutions for auto, home, and business owners across Texas, specializing in automotive window tinting, residential window film, and commercial window film that stop harmful UV rays from passing through its window films for reduced glare, comfortable temperatures, and lower energy bills. Mobile also carry products that offer forced-entry protection and films that protect glass from scratches, graffiti, other types of vandalism, and even bullets, including C-Bond BRS and C-Bond Secure products. As part of the transaction, Mobile’s owner-operator, Michael Wanke, joined the Company as President of its Safety Patriot Glass Solutions Group.

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The Company’s consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of its wholly owned subsidiary, C-Bond Systems, LLC and its 80% owned subsidiary, Mobile Tint LLC since acquiring 80% of Mobile Tint LLC on July 22, 2021. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Going Concern

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company had a net loss of $7,128,858 and $4,434,443 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The net cash used in operations was $1,807,051 and $1,783,027 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Additionally, the Company had an accumulated deficit, shareholders’ deficit, and working capital deficit of $57,515,129, $3,979,041 and $1,661,247, respectively, on December 31, 2021. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the issuance date of this report. Management cannot provide assurance that the Company will ultimately achieve profitable operations or become cash flow positive or raise additional debt and/or equity capital. The Company is seeking to raise capital through additional debt and/or equity financings to fund its operations in the future. Although the Company has historically raised capital from sales of common shares and preferred shares, and from the issuance of promissory notes and convertible promissory notes, there is no assurance that it will be able to continue to do so. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital or secure additional lending in the near future, management expects that the Company will need to curtail its operations. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

F-8

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates during the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 include estimates for allowance for doubtful accounts on accounts receivable, the estimates for obsolete or slow moving inventory, estimates used in the calculation of progress towards completion on uncompleted jobs, purchase price allocation of acquired businesses, the useful life of property and equipment, assumptions used in assessing impairment of long-term assets, the estimate of the fair value lease liability and related right of use asset, the valuation of redeemable and mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, the fair value of derivative liabilities, the value of beneficial conversion features, and the fair value of non-cash equity transactions.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company analyzes all financial instruments with features of both liabilities and equity under the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s (the “FASB”) accounting standard for such instruments. Under this standard, financial assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments are based on pertinent information available to the Company on December 31, 2021 and 2020. Accordingly, the estimates presented in these consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that could be realized on disposition of the financial instruments. FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820 specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques based on whether the inputs to those valuation techniques are observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect market assumptions. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

Level 1—Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.
 
Level 2—Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
 
Level 3—Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, notes payable – related party, convertible note payable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued compensation, and lease liability approximate their fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis on December 31, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

 

    On December 31, 2021    On December 31, 2020 
Description   Level 1    Level 2    Level 3    Level 1    Level 2    Level 3 
Derivative liabilities  $
-
   $
-
   $
-
   $
-
   $
-
   $
-
 

 

A roll forward of the level 3 valuation financial instruments is as follows: 

 

   For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2021   2020 
Balance at beginning of period  $
 -
   $890,410 
Initial valuation of derivative liabilities included in debt discount   
-
    85,502 
Initial valuation of derivative liabilities included in derivative expense   
-
    160,416 
Gain on extinguishment of debt related to repayment/conversion of debt   
-
    (1,066,535)
Change in fair value included in derivative expense   
-
    (69,793)
Balance at end of period  $
-
   $
-
 

 

F-9

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments”, allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

Cash And Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of the consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid instruments with a maturity of three months or less at the purchase date and money market accounts to be cash equivalents. The Company has no cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

The Company recognizes an allowance for losses on accounts receivable in an amount equal to the estimated probable losses net of recoveries. The allowance is based on an analysis of historical bad debt experience, current receivables aging, and expected future write-offs, as well as an assessment of specific identifiable customer accounts considered at risk or uncollectible. The expense associated with the allowance for doubtful accounts is recognized as general and administrative expense.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory, consisting of raw materials and finished goods, are stated at the lower of cost and net realizable value utilizing the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. A reserve is established when management determines that certain inventories may not be saleable. If inventory costs exceed expected net realizable value due to obsolescence or quantities in excess of expected demand, the Company will record reserves for the difference between the cost and the net realizable value. These reserves are recorded based on estimates and included in cost of sales.

 

Property And Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost and are depreciated using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives, which range from one to five years. Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the shorter of the useful life or lease term including scheduled renewal terms. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. When assets are retired or disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gains or losses are included in income in the year of disposition. The Company examines the possibility of decreases in the value of these assets when events or changes in circumstances reflect the fact that their recorded value may not be recoverable.

 

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill represents the future economic benefit arising from other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. Any goodwill arising from the Company’s acquisition is attributable to the value of the potential expanded market opportunity with new customers. Intangible assets may have either an identifiable or indefinite useful life. Intangible assets with identifiable useful lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over their economic or legal life, whichever is shorter. The Company’s amortizable intangible assets are being amortized over a useful life of 5 years.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

In accordance with ASC Topic 360, the Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable, or at least annually. The Company recognizes an impairment loss when the sum of expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the asset. The amount of impairment is measured as the difference between the asset’s estimated fair value and its book value.

 

F-10

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company had certain financial instruments that were embedded derivatives. The Company evaluated all its financial instruments to determine if those contracts or any potential embedded components of those contracts qualify as derivatives to be separately accounted for in accordance with ASC 815-10-05-4, Derivatives and Hedging and 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity. This accounting treatment requires that the carrying amount of any embedded derivatives be recorded at fair value at issuance and marked-to-market at each balance sheet date. In the event that the fair value is recorded as a liability, as is the case with the Company, the change in the fair value during the period is recorded as either other income or expense. Upon conversion, exercise or repayment, the respective derivative liability is marked to fair value at the conversion, repayment or exercise date and then the related fair value amount is reclassified to other income or expense as part of gain or loss on extinguishment.

 

In July 2017, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260); Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480); Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): (Part I) Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features. These amendments simplified the accounting for certain financial instruments with down-round features. The amendments require companies to disregard the down-round feature when assessing whether the instrument is indexed to its own stock, for purposes of determining liability or equity classification. The guidance was adopted as of January 1, 2020 and the Company elected to record the effect of this adoption, if any, retrospectively to outstanding financial instruments with a down round feature by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the consolidated balance sheet as of the beginning of 2020, the period which the amendment is effective. The adoption of ASU No. 2017-11 had no effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations and there was no cumulative effect adjustment.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). This standard establishes a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most of the existing revenue recognition guidance. ASC 606 requires an entity to 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 and requires certain additional disclosures.

 

The Company sells its products which include standard warranties primarily to distributors and authorized dealers. Product sales are recognized at a point in time when the product is shipped to the customer and title is transferred and are recorded net of any discounts or allowances. The warranty does not represent a separate performance obligation.

 

Revenues from contracts for the distribution and installation of window film solutions are recognized over time on the basis of the Company’s estimates of the progress towards completion of contracts using various output or input methods depending on the type of contract terms including (1) the ratio of number of labor hours spent compared to the number of estimated labor hours to complete a job, (2) using the milestone method, or (3) using a units completed method. These methods are used because management considers these to be the best available measure of progress on these contracts. We use the same method for similar types of contracts. The asset, “contract assets” represents revenues recognized in excess of amounts billed. The liability, “contract liabilities,” represents billings in excess of revenues recognized.

 

Cost of Sales

 

Cost of sales includes inventory costs, packaging costs and warranty expenses.

 

Cost of revenues from fixed-price contracts for the distribution and installation of window film solutions include all direct material, sub-contractor, labor and certain other direct costs, as well as those indirect costs related to contract performance, such as indirect labor and fringe benefits. Provisions for estimated losses on uncompleted contracts are made in the period in which such losses are determined. Changes in job performance, job conditions and estimated profitability may result in revisions to cost and income, which are recognized in the period in which the revisions are determined. Changes in estimated job profitability resulting from job performance, job conditions, claims, change orders, and settlements, are accounted for as changes in estimates in the current period.

 

F-11

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

Shipping and handling costs incurred for product shipped to customers are included in general and administrative expenses and amounted to $15,431 and $49,515 for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Shipping and handling costs charged to customers are included in sales.

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development costs incurred in the development of the Company’s products are expensed as incurred and includes costs such as labor, materials, and other allocated costs incurred. For the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, research and development costs (recovery) incurred in the development of the Company’s products were $(3,250) and $16,627, respectively, and are included in operating expenses on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. In April 2021, the Company received a refund of research and development costs of $3,250.

 

Warranty Liability

 

The Company provides limited warranties on its products for product defects for periods ranging from 12 months to the life of the product. Warranty costs may include the cost of product replacement, refunds, labor costs and other costs. Allowances for estimated warranty costs are recorded during the period of sale. The determination of such allowances requires the Company to make estimates of product warranty claim rates and expected costs to repair or to replace the products under warranty. The Company currently establishes warranty reserves based on historical warranty costs for each product line combined with liability estimates based on the prior 12 months’ sales activities. If actual return rates and/or repair and replacement costs differ significantly from the Company’s estimates, adjustments to recognize additional cost of sales may be required in future periods. Historically the warranty accrual and the expense amounts have been immaterial. The warranty liability is included in accrued expenses on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and amounted $26,733 and $26,833 on December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, warranty costs amounted to $100 for both periods which has been deducted from warranty liability. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, a roll forward of warranty liability is as follows:

 

   For the Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2021   2020 
Balance at beginning of period  $26,833   $26,933 
Warranty costs incurred   (100)   (100)
Balance at end of period  $26,733   $26,833 

 

Advertising Costs

 

The Company may participate in various advertising programs. All costs related to advertising of the Company’s products are expensed in the period incurred. For the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, advertising costs charged to operations were $65,626 and $46,276, respectively and are included in general and administrative expenses on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. These advertising expenses do not include cooperative advertising and sales incentives which shall been deducted from sales.

 

Federal and State Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income tax using the liability method prescribed by ASC 740, “Income Taxes”. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the difference between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates that will be in effect in the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. The Company records a valuation allowance to offset deferred tax assets if based on the weight of available evidence, it is more-likely-than-not that some portion, or all, of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rates is recognized as income or loss in the period that includes the enactment date.

 

F-12

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The Company follows the accounting guidance for uncertainty in income taxes using the provisions of ASC 740 “Income Taxes”. Using that guidance, tax positions initially need to be recognized in the financial statements when it is more likely than not the position will be sustained upon examination by the tax authorities. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had no uncertain tax positions that qualify for either recognition or disclosure in the financial statements. Tax years that remain subject to examination are the years ending on and after December 31, 2017. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain income tax positions in other expense. However, no such interest and penalties were recorded as of December 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Stock-based compensation is accounted for based on the requirements of ASC 718 – “Compensation –Stock Compensation”, which requires recognition in the financial statements of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments over the period the employee, director, or non-employee is required to perform the services in exchange for the award (presumptively, the vesting period). The ASC also requires measurement of the cost of employee, director, and non-employee services received in exchange for an award based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur as permitted under ASU 2016-09 Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment.

 

Loss Per Common Share

 

ASC 260 “Earnings Per Share”, requires dual presentation of basic and diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”) with a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator of the basic EPS computation to the numerator and denominator of the diluted EPS computation. Basic EPS excludes dilutive securities and non-vested forfeitable shares. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common shares were exercised or converted into common shares or resulted in the issuance of common shares that then shared in the earnings of the entity. Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss available to members by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares, common share equivalents and potentially dilutive securities outstanding during each period. Potentially dilutive common shares consist of stock options and non-vested forfeitable shares (using the treasury stock method) and shares issuable upon conversion of preferred shares and convertible notes payable (using the as-if converted method). These common share equivalents may be dilutive in the future.

 

All potentially dilutive common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted common shares outstanding as they would have an anti-dilutive impact on the Company’s net losses and consisted of the following: 

 

   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
Stock options   8,445,698    8,445,698 
Warrants   17,500,000    2,050,000 
Series B preferred stock   114,598,413    68,166,032 
Series C preferred stock   296,507,937    211,111,111 
Convertible debt   33,000,000    
-
 
Non-vested, forfeitable common shares   14,270,120    23,826,926 
    484,322,168    313,599,767 

 

Segment Reporting

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company operated in one reportable business segment, which consisted of the manufacture and sale of a windshield strengthening water repellent solution as well as a disinfection product, and the sale of multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including ballistic-resistant film systems and a forced entry system. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company operated in two reportable business segments which consisted of (1) the manufacture and sale of a windshield strengthening water repellent solution as well as a disinfection product, and the sale of multi-purpose glass strengthening primer and window film mounting solutions, including ballistic-resistant film systems and a forced entry system, and (2) the distribution and installation of window film solutions. The Company’s reportable segments were strategic business units that offered different products. They were managed separately based on the fundamental differences in their operations and locations.

 

F-13

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

Leases

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)”. ASU 2016-02 sets out the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties to a contract (i.e., lessees and lessors). The new standard requires lessees to apply a dual approach, classifying leases as either finance or operating leases based on the principle of whether or not the lease is effectively a financed purchase by the lessee. This classification will determine whether lease expense is recognized based on an effective interest method or on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. A lessee is also required to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for all leases with a term of greater than 12 months regardless of their classification. Leases with a term of 12 months or less will be accounted for similar to existing guidance for operating leases today. The new standard requires lessors to account for leases using an approach that is substantially equivalent to existing guidance for sales-type leases, direct financing leases and operating leases. The pronouncement requires a modified retrospective method of adoption and is effective on January 1, 2019, with early adoption permitted. For the Company’s administrative office lease, the Company analyzed if it would be required to record a lease liability and a right of use asset on its consolidated balance sheets at fair value upon adoption of ASU 2016-02. The Company has elected not to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases that have a term of 12 months or less.

 

Operating lease ROU assets represents the right to use the leased asset for the lease term and operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at commencement date. As most leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company use an incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the adoption date in determining the present value of future payments. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

Noncontrolling Interest

 

The Company accounts for noncontrolling interest in accordance with ASC Topic 810-10-45, which requires the Company to present noncontrolling interests as a separate component of total shareholders’ equity on the consolidated balance sheets and the consolidated net loss attributable to its noncontrolling interest be clearly identified and presented on the face of the consolidated statements of operations.

 

Risk and Uncertainties

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The Company is monitoring this closely. The Company has been materially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to date and the ultimate duration and severity of the outbreak and its impact on the economic environment and our business is uncertain. The Company has seen a material decrease in sales from its international customers as a result of the unprecedented public health crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in domestic sales due to a decrease in business spending on discretionary items. As a result, the Company’s international customers have delayed the ordering of products and have delayed payment of balances due to the Company. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized an allowance for losses on accounts receivable in an amount of $31,556 and $202,480, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, the allowance for losses on accounts receivable was primarily based on the Company’s assessment of specific identifiable overdue customer accounts located in India and the Philippines. The lack of collection of these accounts receivable balances, which the Company believes was attributable to COVID-19, had a material impact on the cash flows of the Company. The Company cannot estimate the duration of the pandemic and the future impact on its business. A severe or prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to the Company’s business, including weakened demand for its products and a decreased ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. Currently, the Company is unable to estimate the impact of this event on its operations.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12 – Income Taxes (Topic 740) Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, as part of its initiative to reduce complexity in the accounting standards. The amendments in ASU 2020-12 eliminate certain exceptions related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. ASU 2019-12 also clarifies and simplifies other aspects of the accounting for income taxes. The amendments in ASU 2019-12 will become effective for us as of the beginning of our 2022 fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in any interim period. We are currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have upon our financial position and results of operations, if any.

 

F-14

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40)—Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. The ASU simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. Consequently, more convertible debt instruments will be reported as a single liability instrument with no separate accounting for embedded conversion features. The ASU removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, which will permit more equity contracts to qualify for the exception. The ASU also simplifies the diluted net income per share calculation in certain areas. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of the standard on the consolidated financial statements.

 

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

  

NOTE 3 - ACQUISITION OF MOBILE TINT LLC

 

On June 30, 2021, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Exchange Agreement”) with (i) Mobile Tint LLC, a Texas limited liability company doing business as A1 Glass Coating (“Mobile”), (ii) the sole member of Mobile (the “Mobile Member”), and (iii) Michael Wanke as the Representative of the Mobile Member. Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, the Company agreed to acquire 80% of Mobile’s member units, representing 80% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding membership units (the “Mobile Member Units”). On July 22, 2021, the Company closed the Exchange Agreement and acquired 80% of the Mobile Member Units. The Mobile Member Units were exchanged for restricted shares of the Company’s common stock, in an amount equal to $800,000, divided by the average of the closing prices of the Company’s common stock during the 30-day period immediately prior to the closing as defined in the Exchange Agreement. In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the Company issued 28,021,016 shares of its common stock. These shares were valued at $694,921, or $0.0248 per common share, based on the quoted closing price of the Company’s common stock on July 22, 2021, the measurement date. Two years after closing, the Company has the option to acquire the remaining 20% of Mobile’s issued and outstanding membership interests in exchange for a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to 300% of Mobile’s average EBIT value, divided by the price of the Company’s common stock as defined in the Exchange Agreement (the “Additional Closing”).

 

The Company also entered into an Amendment to the Exchange Agreement, dated July 21, 2021, which, among other things, stipulates that for U.S. federal income tax purposes the Exchange and the Additional Closing (if exercised) are intended to qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code and the Treasury Regulations, and the definition of “Total EBIT Value” shall mean Mobile’s net income, before income tax expense and interest expense have been deducted, for the period beginning on July 1, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2023, plus fifty percent (50%) of the Mobile Member’s Base Salary, as defined in the Executive Employment Agreement dated July 21, 2021, between the Mobile Member and the Company (the “Employment Agreement”), as described below.

 

The exchange Agreement transaction documents include the Operating Agreement of Mobile (the “Operating Agreement”) which, among other things, appoints Mr. Wanke, Scott R. Silverman, and Allison Tomek as the Managers of Mobile, and governs the operations of Mobile as outlined therein. Under the terms of the Operating Agreement, the Managers shall not have the authority to perform or approve the following actions, among other things, unless such action is also approved by a unanimous vote: to terminate the existing lease between Company and MDW Management, LLC, an entity owned by Michael Wanke and his spouse; to borrow money for the Company from banks, other lending institutions, the Manager, Members, or affiliates of the Manager or Members; to establish lines of credit in the name of the Company with financial institutions such as banks or other lending institutions; to determine and declare distributions to Members of Mobile.

 

F-15

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the Company entered into a Piggy-Back Registration Rights Agreement dated July 20, 2021 (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with Mobile, the Mobile Member, and Mr. Wanke, pursuant to which if at any time on or after the date of the closing, the Company proposes to file any Registration Statement (a “Registration Statement”) with respect to any offering of equity securities by the Company for its own account or for shareholders of the Company, other than a Form S-8 Registration Statement, a dividend reinvestment plan, or in connection with a merger or acquisition, then the Company shall (x) give written notice of such proposed filing to the holders of registrable securities no less than ten (10) days before the anticipated filing date of the Registration Statement, and (y) offer to the holders of registrable securities the opportunity to register the sale of either (i) an amount of registrable securities equal to the total number of shares of the Company’s common stock being registered in such Registration Statement that are being offered solely for the Company’s account excluding the registrable securities; or (ii) an amount of registrable securities equal to the total number of shares of the Company’s common stock being registered for resale by shareholders of the Company excluding the registrable securities. 

 

In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the Company was named as guarantor (“Guarantor”) of a Commercial Lease Agreement dated July 21, 2021, by and between landlord MDW Management, LLC, a company owned by Michael Wanke and his wife and tenant Mobile Tint, LLC d/b/a A-1 Glass (the “Lease”). The term of the Lease is 60 months, at a minimum monthly rent of $5,600 (not including tax), with two five-year options for the tenant to renew. The Company’s obligation as Guarantor of the Lease will terminate upon the occurrence of earlier of the following: (i) the date of Guarantor’s acquisition of 100% of the ownership interests of Mobile; (ii) the date that Guarantor beneficially owns less than an eighty percent (80%) ownership interest in Mobile; or (iii) two (2) years from and after the effective date of the guaranty.

 

In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at their estimated fair values on the acquisition date, subject to adjustment during the measurement period with subsequent changes recognized in earnings or loss. These estimates were inherently uncertain and are subject to refinement. Management develops estimates based on assumptions as a part of the purchase price allocation process to value the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the business acquisition date. As a result, during the purchase price measurement period, which may be up to one year from the business acquisition date, the Company may record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on completion of valuations, with the corresponding offset to goodwill. After the purchase price measurement period, the Company will record any adjustments to assets acquired or liabilities assumed in operating expenses in the period in which the adjustments may have been determined. Based upon the purchase price allocation, the following table summarizes the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the respective acquisition:

 

   Total 
Assets acquired:     
Cash  $288,901 
Accounts receivable, net   59,726 
Inventory   68,019 
Prepaid expenses and other   6,091 
Contract assets   32,699 
Property and equipment   140,211 
Right of use asset   253,433 
Intangible assets   352,516 
Goodwill   350,491 
Total assets acquired at fair value   1,552,087 
Less: total liabilities assumed:     
Notes payable   95,013 
Accounts payable   65,728 
Accrued expenses   159,262 
Customer deposit   110,000 
Lease liability   253,433 
Noncontrolling interest   173,730 
Total liabilities assumed   857,166 
Net assets acquired  $694,921 
Purchase consideration paid:     
Fair value of common shares issued  $694,921 
Total purchase consideration paid  $694,921 

 

F-16

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated results of operations have been prepared as if the acquisition of Mobile Tint LLC had occurred as of the beginning of the following periods:  

 

   For the Year Ended
December 31,
2021
   For the Year Ended
December 31,
2020
 
Net Revenues  $2,168,863   $2,635,627 
Net Loss  $(7,128,027)  $(4,159,008)
Net Loss per Share  $(0.03)  $(0.02)

 

Pro forma data does not purport to be indicative of the results that would have been obtained had these events actually occurred at the beginning of the periods presented and is not intended to be a projection of future results.

 

NOTE 4 – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, accounts receivable consisted of the following:

 

   December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
         (As Restated) 
Accounts receivable  $204,804   $179,608 
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts   (31,556)   (99,911)
Accounts receivable, net  $173,248   $79,697(a)

 

For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, bad debt expense amounted to $39,355 and $99,911, respectively.

 

(a)See Note 18 – Restatement for details.

 

NOTE 5 – INVENTORY

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, inventory consisted of the following:

 

   December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
Raw materials  $7,141   $24,477 
Finished goods   120,790    52,723 
Inventory   127,931    77,200 
Less: allowance for obsolete or slow moving inventory   (45,000)   
-
 
Inventory, net  $82,931   $77,200 

 

For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, a loss from allowance for slow moving inventory amounted to $45,000 and $0, respectively, and is included in cost of sales on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

 

NOTE 6 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, property and equipment consisted of the following: 

 

   Useful Life  December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
            
Machinery and equipment  5 - 7 years  $124,133   $50,722 
Furniture and office equipment  3 - 7 years   32,306    30,245 
Vehicles  1 - 5 years   63,009    55,941 
Leasehold improvements  3 - 5 years   45,296    16,701 
       264,744    153,609 
Less: accumulated depreciation      (129,722)   (134,926)
Property and equipment, net     $135,022   $18,683 

 

F-17

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company sold a vehicle for proceeds of $13,000 and record a gain on sale of property and equipment of $13,000 which is included in general and administrative expenses on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, depreciation and amortization expense is included in general and administrative expenses and amounted to $23,872 and $14,093, respectively. 

 

NOTE 7 - INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, intangible assets, which were acquired from Mobile Tint in 2021 (See Note 3), consisted of the following:

 

   Useful life   December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
Customer relations   5 years   $212,516   $
           -
 
Non-compete   5 years    40,000    
-
 
Trade name   -    100,000    
-
 
         352,516    
-
 
Less: accumulated amortization        (22,095)   
-
 
Intangible assets, net       $330,421   $
-
 

 

   Useful life  December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
Goodwill  -  $350,491   $
          -
 

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, amortization of intangible assets amounted to $22,095 and $0, respectively. On December 31, 2021, accumulated amortization amounted to $18,595 and $3,500 for the customer relations and non-compete, respectively.

 

Amortization of intangible assets with identifiable useful lives that is attributable to future periods is as follows:

 

Year ending December 31:  Amount 
2022  $50,503 
2023   50,503 
2024   50,503 
2025   50,503 
2026   28,409 
Total  $230,421 

 

NOTE 8 – CONVERTIBLE NOTE PAYABLE

 

2020

 

On September 6, 2019 and on December 9, 2019, the Company closed on Securities Purchase Agreements (the “September and December 2019 SPAs”) with an accredited investor. Pursuant to the terms of the September 6, 2019 and December 9, 2019 SPAs, the Company issued and sold to this investor convertible promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $430,000 and warrants to purchase up to 1,050,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company received net proceeds of $382,250, net of original issue discount of $45,000 and origination fees of $2,750. These Notes bore interest at 12% per annum. The September 6, 2019 Note was due and payable on June 6, 2020 and the December 9, 2019 Note was due and payable on September 9, 2020. The September 6, 2019 Note and the December 9, 2019 Note were repaid in full on September 11, 2020.

 

On March 30, 2020, the Company closed on a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “March 2020 SPA”) with an accredited investor. Pursuant to the terms of the March 2020 SPA, the Company issued and sold to this investor a convertible promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $57,750 and a warrant to purchase up to 144,375 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company received net proceeds of $50,000, net of original issue discount of $5,000 and origination fees of $2,750. The Note bore interest at 12% per annum and was due and payable on December 30, 2020. The March 30, 2020 Note was repaid in full on August 24, 2020 and the 144,375 warrants were cancelled.

 

F-18

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

On April 23, 2020, the Company closed on a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “April 2020 SPA”) with an accredited investor. Pursuant to the terms of the April 2020 SPA, the Company issued and sold to this investor a convertible promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $57,750 and a warrant to purchase up to 144,375 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company received net proceeds of $50,000, net of original issue discount of $5,000 and origination fees of $2,750. The Note bore interest at 12% per annum and was due and payable on January 23, 2021. The April 23, 2020 Note was repaid in full on August 24, 2020 and the 144,375 warrants were cancelled.

 

 In accordance with the March 2020 SPA and the April 2020 SPA and the related convertible promissory Notes, subject to the adjustments as defined in the respective SPA and Note, the conversion price (the “Conversion Price”) equaled the lesser of: (i) the lowest Trading Price (as defined below) during the previous twenty-five Trading Day period ending on the latest complete Trading Day prior to the date of this Note, and (ii) the Variable Conversion Price (as defined below) (subject to equitable adjustments for stock splits, stock dividends or rights offerings by the Company). The “Variable Conversion Price” meant 60% multiplied by the Market Price (as defined herein) (representing a discount rate of 40%). “Market Price” meant the lowest Trading Price (as defined below) for the Company’s common stock during the twenty-five Trading Day period ending on the latest complete Trading Day prior to the Conversion Date. “Trading Price” meant, for any security as of any date, the lesser of: (i) the lowest trade price on the applicable trading market as reported by a reliable reporting service (“Reporting Service”) designated by the Holder or (ii) the closing bid price on the applicable trading market as reported by a Reporting Service designated by the Holder. The Company had the option to prepay the Note at any time prior to its six-month anniversary, subject to pre-payment charges as detailed in the Note, which it did on August 24, 2020.

 

The March 2020 SPA, the April 2020 SPA and the related Notes contained customary representations, warranties and covenants, including certain restrictions on the Company’s ability to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any significant portion of its assets. The Investor also had the right of first refusal with respect to any future equity offerings (or debt with an equity component) conducted by the Company until the 12-month anniversary of the Closing. The March 2020 SPA, the April 2020 SPA and the related Notes also provided for certain events of default, including, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, delinquency in periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and cross default with other agreements. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, this investor could declare the outstanding obligations due and payable at significant applicable default rates and take such other actions as set forth in the Notes.

 

The Warrants are exercisable at any time on or after the date of the issuance and entitles this investor to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock for a period of five years from the initial date the warrants become exercisable. Under the terms of the Warrants, the holder is entitled to exercise Warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,050,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a fixed exercise price of $0.01. On January 7, 2021, the Company issued 1,008,000 shares of its common stock in connection with the cashless exercise of the 1,050,000 warrants. The exercise price was based on contractual terms of the related warrant.

 

These Notes and related Warrants included a down-round provision under which the Notes conversion price and warrant exercise price could have been affected by future equity offerings undertaken by the Company.

 

In connection with the issuance of the September and December 2019 Notes, the March 2020 Note and the April 2020 Note, the Company determined that the terms of the Note contain terms that are not fixed monetary amounts at inception. Accordingly, under the provisions of ASC 815-40 - Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in an Entity’s Own Stock, the embedded conversion options contained in the convertible instruments were bifurcated and accounted for as derivative liability at the date of issuance and shall be adjusted to fair value through earnings at each reporting date. The fair value of the embedded conversion option derivatives was determined using the Binomial valuation model. At the end of each period and on the date that debt is converted into common shares, the Company revalues the embedded conversion option derivative liabilities.

 

In connection with the issuance of the March 30, 2020 and April 23, 2020 Notes, in March and April 2020, on the initial measurement dates, the fair values of the embedded conversion option derivatives of $245,918 was recorded as a derivative liability and was allocated as a debt discount up to the net proceeds of the Notes of $85,502, with the remainder of $160,416 charged to current period operations as initial derivative expense. During the year ended December 31, 2020, at the end of each period and upon conversion or repayment, the Company revalued the embedded conversion option derivative liabilities and recorded a derivative gain of $69,793. In connection with the revaluation and the initial derivative expense, the Company recorded an aggregate derivative expense of $90,623 during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

F-19

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

In connection with the warrants issued in connection with the September and December 2019 SPAs, the March 2020 SPA, the April 2020 SPA, the Company determined that the terms of the warrants contain terms that are fixed monetary amounts at inception and, accordingly, the warrants were not considered derivatives. The fair value of the warrants was determined using the Binomial valuation model. In connection with the issuance of the March 2020 and April 2020 warrants, on the initial measurement date, the relative fair value of the warrants of $14,498 was recorded as a debt discount and an increase in paid-in capital.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2020, the fair value of the derivative liabilities and warrants was estimated using the Binomial valuation model with the following assumptions:

 

   2020 
Dividend rate    
Term (in years)   0.25 to 5.00 years  
Volatility   293.4% to 345.7%
Risk—free interest rate   0.12% to 0.39 %

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued 37,171,800 shares of its common stock upon the conversion of principal of $152,285, accrued interest of $36,244 and fees of $2,500. Additionally, the Company repaid principal of $393,215 and accrued interest of $15,917. Upon conversion, exercise or repayment, the respective derivative liabilities were marked to fair value at the conversion, repayment or exercise date and then the related fair value amount of $1,066,535 was reclassified to other income as part of gain or loss on extinguishment. Additionally, in 2020, upon repayment, the Company and Investor agreed to cancel 288,750 warrants and agreed to modify the exercise price of the remaining warrants to $0.01 per share (see Note 10 - warrants). Since the fair value of the warrants using the new exercise price was less than the initial fair value amount, no additional expense was recorded (see Note 10 – warrants).

 

As of December 31, 2020, all of these convertible notes were either converted or repaid resulting in a zero balance.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2020, interest expense related to convertible notes and warrants amounted to $551,100, including amortization of debt discount and debt premium charged to interest expense of $409,668.

 

2021

 

On October 15, 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (the “Investor”), pursuant to which the Company issued and sold to Investor a 10% Original Issue Discount Senior Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $825,000 (the “Initial Note”) and five-year warrants to purchase up to 16,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.05 per share, an amount equal to 50% of the conversion shares to be issued (the “Initial Warrants”). The Company received net proceeds of $680,000, which is net of original issue discounts of $75,000, placement fees of $60,000, and legal fees of $10,000.

 

The transactions contemplated under the SPA closed on October 18, 2021. Pursuant to the SPA, the Investor has agreed to purchase an additional $825,000 10% Original Issue Discount Senior Convertible Promissory Note (the “Second Note,” and together with the Initial Note, the “Notes”), and a five-year warrant (the “Second Warrant,” and together with the Initial Warrant, the “Warrants”) to purchase, in the aggregate, shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.05 per share from the Company in an amount equal to 50% of the conversion shares to be issued upon the same terms as the Initial Note and Initial Warrant (subject to there being no event of default under the Initial Note or other customary closing conditions), within three trading days of a registration statement registering the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable under the Notes (the “Conversion Shares”) and upon exercise of the Warrants (the “Warrant Shares”) being declared effective by the SEC.

 

The Note matures 12 months after issuance, bears interest at a rate of 4% per annum, and is initially convertible beginning on the six month anniversary of the original issue date into the Company’s common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.025 per share, subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock combinations, dilutive issuances, and similar events, as described in the Note. If the average Closing Price during any 10 consecutive Trading Day period beginning and ending during the 60 Day Effectiveness Period (the “Average Closing Price”) is below the Conversion Price than the conversion price shall be reduced to such Average Closing Price but in no event less than $0.0175. The “60 Day Effectiveness Period” means the 60 calendar days beginning on the day the Registration Statement filed in connection with the Registration Rights Agreement covering the respective Tranche is first declared effective by the SEC.

 

F-20

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The Note may be prepaid at any time for the first 90 days at face value plus accrued interest. From day 91 through day 180, the Note may be prepaid in an amount equal to 110% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. From day 181 through the day immediately preceding the maturity date, the Note may be prepaid in an amount equal to 120% of the principal amount plus accrued interest.

 

The Note and Warrants contain conversion limitations providing that a holder thereof may not convert the Notes or exercise the Warrants to the extent (but only to the extent) that, if after giving effect to such conversion, the holder or any of its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock immediately after giving effect to such conversion or exercise. A holder may increase or decrease its beneficial ownership limitation upon notice to the Company provided that in no event such limitation exceeds 9.99%, and that any increase shall not be effective until the 61st day after such notice.

 

At any time this Note or any amounts accrued and payable thereunder remain outstanding, the Company or any Subsidiary, as applicable, sells or grants any option to purchase or sells or grants any right to reprice, or otherwise disposes of or issues (or announces any sale, grant or any option to purchase or other disposition), any common stock or common stock equivalents entitling any Person to acquire shares of the Company’s common stock at an effective price per share that is lower than the conversion price then in effect (such lower price, the “Base Conversion Price” and each such issuance or announcement a “Dilutive Issuance”), then the conversion price shall be immediately reduced to equal the Base Conversion Price. Such adjustment shall be made whenever such common stock or common stock equivalents are issued.

 

In connection with the SPA, the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement dated October 15, 2021 (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), with the Investor pursuant to which it is obligated to file a registration statement with the SEC within 45 days after the date of the agreement to register the resale by the Investor of the conversion shares and warrant shares, and use all commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective by the SEC within 60 days after the registration statement is filed.

 

Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Notes, the Investor has the right to be prepaid at 125% of the outstanding principal balance and accrued interest, and interest accrues at 18% per annum. Events of default included, among other things,

 

(i)any default in the payment of (A) principal and interest payment under this Note or any other Indebtedness, or (B) Late Fees, liquidated damages and other amounts owing to the Holder of this Note, as and when the same shall become due and payable (whether on a Conversion Date, or the Maturity Date, or by acceleration or otherwise), which default, solely in the case of a default under clause (B) above, is not cured within five Trading Days;

 

(ii)the Company or any Subsidiary shall be subject to a Bankruptcy Event;

 

(iii)the SEC suspends the Common Stock from trading or the Company’s Common Stock is not listed or quoted for trading on a Trading Market which failure is not cured, if possible to cure, within the earlier to occur of 10 Trading Days after notice of such failure is sent by the Holder or by any other Holder to the Company or the transfer of shares of Common Stock through the Depository Trust Company System is no longer available or is subject to a “chill” by the Depository Trust Company or any successor;

 

(iv)the Company shall be a party to any Change of Control Transaction or shall agree to sell or dispose of all or in excess of 50% of its assets in one transaction or a series of related transactions (whether or not such sale would constitute a Change of Control Transaction);

 

(v)the Company incurs any Indebtedness other than Permitted Indebtedness;

 

(vi)the Company restates any financial statements included in its reports or registration statements filed pursuant to the Securities Act or the Exchange Act for any date or period from two years prior to the Original Issue Date of this Note and until this Note is or the Warrants issued to the Holder are no longer outstanding, if following first public announcement or disclosure that a restatement will occur the VWAP on the next Trading Day is 20% less than the VWAP on the prior Trading Day. For the purposes of this clause the next Trading Day if an announcement is made before 4:00 pm New York, NY time is either the day of the announcement or the following Trading Day;

 

The Company has also granted the Investor a 12-month (or until the Notes are no longer outstanding) right to participate in specified future financings, up to a level of 30%.

 

F-21

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

In connection with the SPA, on October 18, 2021, the Company issued 668,151 shares of its common stock to the placement agent as fee for the capital raise. The 668,151 shares of common stock issued were recorded as a debt discount of $14,064 based on the relative fair value method to be amortized over the life of the Note. The 16,500,000 Initial Warrants were valued at $347,142 using the relative fair value method and recorded as a debt discount to be amortized over the life of the note. The original issue discounts of $75,000, placement fees of $60,000, and legal fees of $10,000, aggregating $145,000, have been recorded as a debt discount to be amortized into interest expense over the twelve-month term of the note.

 

The Initial Note was convertible into common shares at an initial conversion price of is $0.025 which was lower than the fair value of common shares based on the quoted closing price of the Company’s common stock on the measurement date. Additionally, as warrants and common shares were issued with the Initial Note, the proceeds were allocated to the instrument based on relative fair value. The Initial Warrants did not contain any features requiring liability treatment and therefore were classified as equity. The value allocated to the Initial Warrants and common shares issued was $347,142 and $14,064, respectively, and $318,794 was allocated to the beneficial conversion feature. Since the intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature, warrants and common shares was greater than the proceeds allocated to the convertible instrument, the amount of the discount assigned to the beneficial conversion feature, warrants and common shares issued was limited to the amount of the proceeds allocated to the convertible instrument. Accordingly, the Company recorded an aggregate non-cash debt discount of $680,000 with the credit to additional paid in capital. The debt discount associated shall be amortized to interest expense over the term of the Convertible Note.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2021, amortization of debt discounts related to this convertible note payable amounted to $171,875 which has been included in interest expense on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

 

On December 31, 2021, accrued interest payable under this Convertible Note amounted to $7,052 and is included in accrued expenses on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations.

 

The Company uses the Binomial Valuation Model to determine the fair value of its stock warrants which requires the Company to make several key judgments including:

 

  the value of the Company’s common stock;
     
  the expected life of issued stock warrants;
     
  the expected volatility of the Company’s stock price;
     
  the expected dividend yield to be realized over the life of the stock warrants; and
     
  the risk-free interest rate over the expected life of the stock warrants.

 

The Company’s computation of the expected life of issued stock warrants was based on the simplified method as the Company does not have adequate exercise experience to determine the expected term. The interest rate was based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. The computation of volatility was based on the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock.

 

On October 18, 2021, the fair value of the stock warrants was estimated at issuance using the Binomial Valuation Model with the following assumptions:

 

Dividend rate 
%
Term (in years)  5 years 
Volatility   348.5%
Risk—free interest rate   1.16%

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, convertible notes payable consisted of the following:

 

   December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
Convertible note payable  $825,000   $
            -
 
Less: unamortized debt discount   (653,125)   
-
 
Convertible note payable, net   171,875    
-
 
Less: current portion of convertible note payable   (171,875)   
-
 
Convertible note payable – long-term  $
-
   $
-
 

 

F-22

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

NOTE 9 – NOTES PAYABLE

 

On December 31, 2021 and 2020, notes payable consisted of the following:

 

   December 31,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
Notes payable  $978,925   $400,000 
Note payable – PPP note   48,929    156,200 
Total notes payable   1,027,854    556,200 
Less: current portion of notes payable   (488,414)   (521,138)
Notes payable – long-term  $539,440   $35,062 

 

Notes Payable

 

On November 14, 2018, the Company entered into a Revolving Credit Facility Loan and Security Agreement (“Loan Agreement”) and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) with BOCO Investments, LLC (the “Lender”). Subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement and the Note, the Lender agreed to lend to the Company up to $400,000 (the “Maximum Loan Amount”) against the issuance and delivery by the Company of the Note for use as working capital and to assist in inventory acquisition. In 2018, the Lender loaned $400,000 to the Company, the Maximum Loan Amount. The Company should have repaid all principal, interest and other amounts outstanding on or before November 14, 2020. The Company’s obligations under the Loan Agreement and the Note are secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets (the “Collateral”). The outstanding principal advanced to Company pursuant to the Loan Agreement initially bore interest at the rate of 12% per annum, compounded annually.

 

Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement and Note, all amounts then outstanding (including principal and interest) shall bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum, compounded annually until the Event of Default is cured. Additionally, at or prior to December 31, 2018, the Company should have achieved an accounts receivable balance plus inventory equal to the unpaid principal balance of the Note (the “Minimum Asset Amount”).

 

In the event that the Company’s accounts receivable balance plus inventory balance is less than paid principal balance of the Note as of December 31, 2018, the Company shall have 45 days (through and until February 15, 2019) to cure such violation and an establish accounts receivable plus inventory equal to the unpaid principal balance of the Note. Commencing March 31, 2019 and at all times thereafter through the remainder of the commitment period and for so long thereafter as there is any amount still due and owing under the Note, the Company must maintain an accounts receivable balances plus inventory such that the outstanding principal borrowed by Company under the Loan Agreement and Note is less than or equal to eighty five percent (85%) of accounts receivable plus fifty percent (50%) of inventory, all as measured at the same point in time.

 

Commencing on January 10, 2019 and on or before the l0th day of each month thereafter, the Company should have paid Lender all interest accrued on outstanding principal under the Loan Agreement and Notes as of the end of the month then concluded. Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default and at any time thereafter, Lender may, at its option, declare any and all obligations immediately due and payable without demand or notice. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company did not meet the Minimum Asset Amount covenant as defined in the Loan Agreement, failed to timely pay interest payments due, and has violated other default provisions. The note balance due of $400,000 has been reflected as a current liability on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and interest shall accrue at 18% per annum. The Loan Agreement and Note contain customary representations, warranties, and covenants, including certain restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional debt or create liens on its property. The Loan Agreement and the Note also provide for certain events of default, including, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, breach of covenants, and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, the occurrence of which, after any applicable cure period, would permit Lender, among other things, to accelerate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement and the Note, as applicable, and to exercise its remedies with respect to the Collateral, including the sale of the Collateral. On December 31, 2021 and 2020, principal amount due under this Note amounted to $400,000 and is considered to be in default. On December 31, 2021 and 2020, accrued interest payable under this Note amounted to $220,241 and $148,241, respectively, and is included in accrued expenses on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations.

 

F-23

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

On May 10, 2021, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Promissory Note”) in the amount of $500,000 with a lender. The Promissory Note shall accrue interest at 8% per annum, compounded annually, and all outstanding principal and accrued interest is due and payable of May 10, 2023. The Company’s obligations under the Loan Agreement and the Promissory Note are secured by a second priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets (the “Collateral”). The Loan Agreement and Promissory Note contain customary representations, warranties, and covenants, including certain restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional debt or create liens on its property. The Loan Agreement and the Promissory Note also provide for certain events of default, including, among other things, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings, the occurrence of which, after any applicable cure period, would permit Lender, among other things, to accelerate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement and the Promissory Note, as applicable, and to exercise its remedies with respect to the Collateral. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement and Promissory Note, all amounts then outstanding (including principal and interest) shall bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum, compounded annually until the Event of Default is cured. On December 31, 2021, accrued interest payable under this Promissory Note amounted to $25,863 and is included in accrued expenses on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. On December 31, 2021 and 2020, principal amount due under this Promissory Note amounted to $500,000 and $0, respectively.

 

On July 22, 2021, in connection with the acquisition of Mobile Tint, the Company assumed vehicle and equipment loans in the amount of $95,013. These loans bear interest at rates ranging from 6.79% to 8.24% and are payable monthly through April 2025. On December 31, 2021, notes payable related to these vehicles amounted to $78,925.

 

PPP Loan

 

On April 28, 2020, the Company entered into a Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Note (the “PPP Note”) with respect to a loan of $156,200 (the “PPP Loan”) from Comerica Bank. The PPP Loan was obtained pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES act”) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The PPP Loan matures on April 28, 2022 and bears interest at a rate of 1.00% per annum. The PPP Loan is payable in 18 equal monthly payments of approximately $8,900 commencing November 1, 2020. The PPP Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The Company may apply to have the loan forgiven pursuant to the terms of the PPP if certain criteria are met. The Company applied for forgiveness of its PPP Loan, and on November 4, 2021, the Company was notified that the Small Business Administration forgave $95,000 of the principal loan amount and $1,442 of interest. As of November 4, 2021, the remaining principal balance of the loan is $61,200 and the remaining accrued interest balance is $935. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company repaid PPP Loan principal of $12,271. On December 31, 2021 and 2020, the principal amount due under the PPP Loan amounted to $48,929 and $156,200, respectively. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, accrued interest payable amounted to $1,031 and $1,061, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, interest expense related to this PPP Loan amounted to $1,411 and $1,061, respectively.

 

On December 31, 2021, future annual maturities of notes payable are as follows:

 

December 31,  Amount 
2022  $488,414 
2023   530,720 
2024   6,458 
2025   2,262 
Total notes payable on December 31, 2021  $1,027,854 

 

F-24

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

NOTE 10 – SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Preferred Stock

 

Series A Preferred stock

 

On October 16, 2019, the Company filed an Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to designate a series of preferred stock, the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, with the Secretary of State of the State of Colorado. The Certificate of Designation established 800,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.10, having such designations, preferences, and rights as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors in its sole discretion, in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights, and Limitations of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Certificate of Designations”) provides that the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock shall have no right to vote on any matters on which the common shareholders are permitted to vote. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ranks senior with respect to dividends and right of liquidation to the Company’s common stock and junior with respect to dividends and right of liquidation to all existing and future indebtedness of the Company and existing and outstanding preferred stock of the Company. Each share of Series A Preferred Stock shall have a stated value of $1.00 (the “Stated Value”).

 

Each share of Series A Preferred Stock carried an annual dividend in the amount of 4% of the Stated Value (the “Dividend Rate”), which shall be cumulative and compounded daily, payable solely upon redemption, liquidation or conversion. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Dividend Rate shall automatically increase to 22%.

 

At any time during the periods set forth on the table immediately following this paragraph (the “Redemption Periods”) provided that an Event of Default has not occurred, the Company had the right, at the Company’s option, to redeem all or any portion of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock for an amount equal to (i) the total number of Series A Preferred Stock held by the applicable Holder multiplied by (ii) the Stated Value plus the Adjustment Amount, (the “Optional Redemption Amount”). The Adjustment Amount shall equal to any accrued but unpaid dividends, the default adjustment amounts, as defined in the Certificate of Designation, if applicable, failure to deliver fees, if any, and any other fees as set forth in the Certificate of Designation. After the expiration of 180 days following the Issuance Date of the applicable shares of Series A Preferred Stock, the Company had no right of redemption.  

 

Redemption Period

  Redemption
Percentage
1. The period beginning on the date of the issuance of shares of Series A Preferred Stock and ending on the date which is sixty days following the Issuance Date.  100%
2. The period beginning on the date that is sixty-one days from the Issuance Date and ending ninety days following the Issuance Date.  107%
3. The period beginning on the date that is ninety-one days from the Issuance Date and ending one hundred twenty days following the Issuance Date.  112%
4. The period beginning on the date that is one hundred twenty-one days from the Issuance Date and ending one hundred fifty days following the Issuance Date.  117%
5. The period beginning on the date that is one hundred fifty-one days from the Issuance Date and ending one hundred eighty days following the Issuance Date.  120%

 

On the earlier to occur of (i) the date which is eighteen months following the Issuance Date and (ii) the occurrence of an Event of Default (the “Mandatory Redemption Date”), the Company shall redeem all of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock of the Holders (which have not been previously redeemed or converted). Within five days of the Mandatory Redemption Date, the Company shall make payment to each Holder of an amount in cash equal to (i) the total number of Series A Preferred Stock held by such Holder multiplied by (ii) the Stated Value plus the Adjustment Amount.

 

The Holder of Series A Preferred stock had the right from time to time, and at any time during the period beginning on the date which is 180 days following the issuance date, to convert all or any part of the outstanding Series A Preferred Stock into the Company’s common stock. The conversion price (the “Conversion Price”) shall equal the Variable Conversion Price (as defined below) (subject to equitable adjustments by the Company relating to the Company’s securities or the securities of any subsidiary of the Company, combinations, recapitalization, reclassifications, extraordinary distributions and similar events). The “Variable Conversion Price” shall mean 81% multiplied by the Market Price (as defined below) (representing a discount rate of 19%). “Market Price” means the average of the two lowest Trading Prices for the common stock during the ten Trading Day period ending on the latest complete Trading Day prior to the Conversion Date. “Trading Price” means, for any security as of any date, the closing bid price on the applicable trading market as reported by a reliable reporting service designated by the Holder. “Trading Day” shall mean any day on which the Common Stock is tradable for any period on the OTC, or on the principal securities exchange or other securities market on which the common stock is then being traded.

 

F-25

 

 

C-BOND SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
December 31, 2021 and 2020

 

The Company accounted for the Series A Preferred Stock as stock settled debt under ASC 480 due to mandatory redemption and during the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded an aggregate debt premium of $42,553 with a charge to interest expense.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company entered into Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements with an accredited investor whereby the investor agreed to purchase an aggregate of 154,800 unregistered shares of the Company’s Series A Preferred stock, par value $0.10 for $129,000, or $0.833 per share. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company received cash proceeds of $120,000, net of fees of $9,000. This discount of $9,000 was recognized and was amortized to interest expense over the redemption terms of the Series A preferred shares or the date that the debt is convertible into common shares, whichever is shorter.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2020, amortization of discount charged to interest expense amounted to $14,333. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company accrued a dividend payable of $4,852 which was included in interest expense on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had paid or converted into common stock all accrued dividends due.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company issued 16,132,701 shares its common stock upon the conversion of 211,200 shares of Series A preferred with a stated redemption value of $211,200 and related accrued dividends payable of $4,224. The conversion price was based on contractual terms of the related Series A preferred shares. Upon conversion, the Company reclassified put premium of $49,543 to paid-in capital. Additionally, on August 24, 2020, the Company settled with the investor and redeemed the remaining 103,200 Series A preferred shares for a cash payment of $117,047 which included the redemption of stated value of $103,200, accrued dividends of $1,562, and a redemption penalty of $12,285 which was included in interest expense on the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. Additionally, upon repayment, the Company wrote off the remaining put premium balance of $24,207 and recorded a gain on extinguishment of $24,207.

 

On August 24, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Elimination with the State of Colorado to eliminate the Series A preferred stock.

 

The Company classified the Series A Preferred Stock as a liability in accordance with ASC Topic No. 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity,” which states that mandatorily redeemable financial instruments should be classified as liabilities and therefore the related dividend payments were treated as a component of interest expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.

 

As of December 31, 2020, the net Series A Preferred Stock balance was $0 and fully redeemed. The Company recognized interest expense on the Series A Preferred Stock of $126,423 for the year ended December 31, 2020, which includes accretion expense, put premium on stock-settled debt, accrued dividends, amortization of offering costs and redemption penalties paid.

 

Series B Preferred Stock

 

On December 12, 2019, the Company filed an Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to designate a series of preferred stock, the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series B”), with the Secretary of State of the State of Colorado. The Certificate of Designations established 100,000 shares of the Series B, par value $0.10, having such designations, preferences, and rights as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors in its sole discretion, in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Certificate of Designations became effective with the State of Colorado upon filing.

 

The Series B ranks senior with respect to dividends and right of liquidation with the Company’s common stock and junior to all existing and future indebtedness of the Company. The Series B has a stated value per share of $1,000, subject to adjustment as provided in the Certificate of Designations (the “Stated Value”), and a dividend rate of 2% per annum of the Stated Value.