As confidentially submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 27, 2020. This draft
registration statement has not been publicly filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and all
information herein remains strictly confidential.
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Primary Standard Industrial||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||Classification Code Number)||Identification Number)|
2125 Biscayne Blvd, #309
Miami, Fl. 33137
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Chief Executive Officer
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
2125 Biscayne Blvd, #309
Miami, Fl. 33137
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Gregory Sichenzia, Esq.
Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
Tel: (212) 930-9700
Fax: (212) 930-9725
Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.
Norwood P. Beveridge, Esq.
Lili Taheri, Esq.
Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10154
Tel: (212) 407-4000
Fax: (212) 407-4990
(Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public)
As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement
If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box: [ ]
If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [ ]
If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [ ]
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer [ ]||Accelerated filer [ ]|
|Non-accelerated filer [X]|
Smaller reporting company [X]
Emerging growth company [X]
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 to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. [X]
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
|Title of Each Class of Securities to be Registered||Proposed
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001||$||$|
|(1)||Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(o) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Includes shares to be sold upon exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. See “Underwriting.”|
|(2)||Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(o) based on an estimate of the proposed maximum offering price.|
The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.
The information in this prelimiarny prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement relating to these securities filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This preliminary prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
|PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS||SUBJECT TO COMPLETION||NOVEMBER 27, 2020|
This is a firm commitment initial public offering of our common stock. No public market currently exists for our common stock. We are offering all of the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus. We expect the public offering price to be between $ and $ per share.
We intend to apply to list our Common Stock on a national securities exchange. No assurance can be given that our application will be approved.
We are an emerging growth company as that term is used in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, and, as such, we have elected to take advantage of certain reduced public company reporting requirements for this prospectus and future filings
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should review carefully the risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” beginning on page 11 of this prospectus, and under similar headings in any amendments or supplements to this prospectus. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
|Initial public offering price||$||$|
|Underwriting discounts and commissions(1)||$||$|
|Proceeds to us, before expenses||$||$|
|(1)||Does not include a non-accountable expense allowance equal to 1% of the gross proceeds of this offering payable to ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., the representative of the underwriters (the “Representative”). See “Underwriting” for a description of compensation payable to the underwriters.|
We have granted a 45 day option to the Representative to purchase a maximum of additional shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions.
The underwriters expect to deliver the securities to purchasers in the offering on or about , 2021.
|a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc.|
The date of this prospectus is , 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS||6|
|USE OF PROCEEDS||17|
|MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS||20|
|CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE||46|
|SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT||48|
|DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK||49|
|SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE||51|
|WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION||61|
We use our registered trademark, EzFill, in this prospectus. This prospectus also includes trademarks, tradenames and service marks that are the property of other organizations. Solely for convenience, trademarks and tradenames referred to in this prospectus appear without the ® and ™ symbols, but those references are not intended to indicate, in any way, that we will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, our rights or that the applicable owner will not assert its rights, to these trademarks and tradenames.
You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus. We have not, and the underwriter has not, authorized anyone to provide you with any information other than that contained in this prospectus or in any applicable prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus prepared by or on behalf of us to which we have referred you. We are offering to sell, and seeking offers to buy, the securities covered hereby only in jurisdictions where offers and sales are permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front cover of those documents. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates. We are not, and the underwriter is not, making an offer of these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer is not permitted.
For investors outside the United States: We have not, and the underwriter has not, taken any action that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than in the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the securities covered hereby the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States.
We further note that the representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is incorporated by reference or filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreements, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.
Information contained in, and that can be accessed through, our web site www. https://ezfillapp.com/ shall not be deemed to be part of this prospectus or incorporated herein by reference and should not be relied upon by any prospective investors for the purposes of determining whether to purchase the shares offered hereunder.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This prospectus contains “forward-looking statements” Forward-looking statements reflect our current view about future events. When used in this prospectus, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management, identify forward-looking statements. Such statements, include, but are not limited to, statements contained in this prospectus relating to our business strategy, our future operating results and liquidity and capital resources outlook. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward–looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees of assurance of future performance. We caution you therefore against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, our ability to raise capital to fund continuing operations; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the impact of any infringement actions or other litigation brought against us; competition from other providers and products; our ability to develop and commercialize products and services; changes in government regulation; our ability to complete capital raising transactions; and other factors (including the risks contained in the section of this prospectus entitled “Risk Factors”) relating to our industry, our operations and results of operations. Actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned.
Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements.
Any investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks described below as well as other information provided to you in this document, including information in the section of this document entitled “Information Regarding Forward Looking Statements.” If any of the following risks actually occur, the Company’s business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected, the value of the Company’s Common Stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
Our business, financial condition or operating results could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. In such case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and our stockholders may lose all or part of their investment in our securities.
Risks Related to Our Business
An occurrence of an uncontrolled event such as the covid-19 pandemic, is likely to negatively affect our operations
The coronavirus pandemic may adversely impact our operations, demand for our products and services by our current customers, our ability to find new clients, and our revenues. This is due in part to restrictions such as: social distancing requirements; stay at home orders and the shutdown of non-essential businesses and the impact these restrictions have on peoples’ and companies’ driving habits and their need for gasoline for their personal cars, fleets, and boats. Therefore, our current customers may not need our services as often and we may have trouble attracting new customers. If our customers need less gas and we have trouble finding new customers, this may negatively impact our operations and revenues.
We are subject to operating and litigation risks that may not be covered by insurance.
Our operations are subject to all of the operating hazards and risks normally incidental to handling, storing, transporting and otherwise providing combustible liquids such as gasoline for use by consumers. These risks could result in substantial losses due to personal injury and/or loss of life, and severe damage to and destruction of property and equipment arising from explosions and other catastrophic events, including acts of terrorism. Additionally, environmental contamination could result in future legal proceedings. There can be no assurance that our insurance coverage will be adequate to protect us from all material expenses related to pending and future claims or that such levels of insurance would be available in the future at economical prices. Moreover, defense and settlement costs may be substantial, even with respect to claims and investigations that have no merit. If we cannot resolve these matters favorably, our business, financial condition, results of operations and future prospects may be materially adversely affected.
Our operations may be negatively impacted by future climate change laws and regulations and the market response to these changes.
Increased regulation of GHG emissions, such as petroleum and diesel, could impose significant additional costs on us, our suppliers and our customers. Some states have adopted laws and regulations regulating the emission of GHGs for some industry sectors. mandatory reporting by our customers and suppliers could have an effect on our operations or financial condition.
The adoption of additional federal or state climate change legislation or regulatory programs to reduce emissions of GHGs could also require the Company or its suppliers to incur increased capital and operating costs, with resulting impact on product price and demand. The impact of new legislation and regulations will depend on a number of factors, including (i) which industry sectors would be impacted, (ii) the timing of required compliance, (iii) the overall GHG emissions cap level, (iv) the allocation of emission allowances to specific sources, and (v) the costs and opportunities associated with compliance. At this time, we cannot predict the effect that climate change regulation may have on our business, financial condition or operations in the future.
If we are unable to continue as a going concern, our securities will have little or no value.
Although our audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2020 were prepared under the assumption that we would continue our operations as a going concern, the report of our independent registered public accounting firm that accompanies our financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2020 contains a going concern qualification in which such firm expressed substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern, based on the financial statements at that time. For the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company had a net loss of $2,802,813. At June 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $2,994,769 and a working capital deficit of $1,389,251. We anticipate that we will continue to incur losses in future periods until we are successful in significantly increasing our revenues, if ever, particularly in light of the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our operations. There are no assurances that we will be able to raise our revenues to a level which supports profitable operations and provides sufficient funds to pay its obligations. Our prior losses and expected future losses have had, and will continue to have, an adverse effect on our financial condition. In addition, continued operations and our ability to continue as a going concern may be dependent on our ability to obtain additional financing in the near future and thereafter, and there are no assurances that such financing will be available to us at all or will be available in sufficient amounts or on reasonable terms. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty. If we are unable to generate additional funds in the future through sales of our products, financings or from other sources or transactions, we will exhaust our resources and will be unable to continue operations. If we cannot continue as a going concern, our shareholders would likely lose most or all of their investment in us.
If we are unable to protect our information technology systems against service interruption, misappropriation of data, or breaches of security resulting from cyber security attacks or other events, or we encounter other unforeseen difficulties in the operation of our information technology systems, our operations could be disrupted, our business and reputation may suffer, and our internal controls could be adversely affected.
In the ordinary course of business, we rely on information technology systems, including the Internet and third-party hosted services, to support a variety of business processes and activities and to store sensitive data, including (i) intellectual property, (ii) our proprietary business information and that of our suppliers and business partners, (iii) personally identifiable information of our customers and employees, and (iv) data with respect to invoicing and the collection of payments, accounting, procurement, and supply chain activities. In addition, we rely on our information technology systems to process financial information and results of operations for internal reporting purposes and to comply with financial reporting, legal, and tax requirements. Despite our security measures, our information technology systems may be vulnerable to attacks by hackers or breached due to employee error, malfeasance, sabotage, or other disruptions. A loss of our information technology systems, or temporary interruptions in the operation of our information technology systems, misappropriation of data, or breaches of security could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, and reputation.
Moreover, the efficient execution of our business is dependent upon the proper functioning of our internal systems. Any significant failure or malfunction of this information technology system may result in disruptions of our operations. Our results of operations could be adversely affected if we encounter unforeseen problems with respect to the operation of this system.
High fuel prices can lead to customer conservation and attrition, resulting in reduced demand for our product.
Prices for fuel are subject to volatile fluctuations in response to changes in supply and other market conditions. During periods of high fuel costs our prices generally increase. High prices can lead to customer conservation and attrition, resulting in reduced demand for our product.
Additionally, low fuel prices may also result in less demand for our product.
Low fuel prices may lead to us being unable to attract customers due to the fact that we charge a delivery price that may make our pricing less competitive.
Changes in commodity market prices may have a negative effect on our liquidity.
Depending on the terms of our contracts with suppliers, changes in the market price of fuel can create margin payment obligations for us and expose us to an increased liquidity risk. In addition, increased demand for domestically produced fuel overseas may, depending on production volumes in the United States, result in higher domestic fuel prices and expose us to additional liquidity risks.
Our potential to get new customers may be affected by the decline of the retail fuel market.
The retail gasoline industry has been declining over the past several years, with no or modest growth or decline in total demand foreseen in the next several years. Accordingly, we expect that year-to-year industry volumes will be principally affected by weather patterns. Therefore, our ability to grow within the industry is dependent on our ability to acquire other retail distributors and to achieve internal growth, which includes the success of our sales and marketing programs designed to attract and retain customers. Any failure to retain and grow our customer base would have an adverse effect on our results.
Our operations may be negatively impacted by competition in the fuel delivery industry.
We compete with other mobile fuel delivery companies nationwide. There is little to no barrier to entry and therefore, our competition in the industry may grow. Our ability to compete in our current markets and expand to new markets may be negatively impacted by our competitors’ successes. Additionally, fuel competes with other sources of energy, some of which are less costly on an equivalent energy basis. In addition, we cannot predict the effect that the development of alternative energy sources might have on our operations. We compete for customers against suppliers of electricity. Electricity is becoming a competitor of fuel. The convenience and efficiency of electricity make it an attractive energy source for vehicle drivers. The expansion of the electric vehicle industry may have a negative impact on our customer base.
Our trucks transport hazardous flammable fuel.
Due to the hazardous nature and flammability of our product, we face the risk of a simple accident causing serious damage to life and property. Additionally, a spill of our product may result in environmental damage, the liability for which our Company may not be able to overcome.
Our cash flow and net income may decrease if we are forced to comply with new governmental regulation surrounding the transportation of fuel.
We are subject to various federal, state and local safety, health, transportation, and environmental laws and regulations governing the storage, distribution and transportation of fuel. It is possible we will incur increased costs as a result of complying with new safety, health, transportation and environmental regulations and such costs will reduce our net income. It is also possible that material environmental liabilities will be incurred, including those relating to claims for damages to property and persons.
We are dependent on fuel suppliers which increase the risk of harm to our business which may be caused by an interruption in transportation or supply of fuel.
During Fiscal 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 (and we expect to continue to purchase from a singular source during the rest of 2020), the Company purchased approximately 90% of its fuel needs from one supplier. If fuel from this source was interrupted, the cost of procuring replacement fuel and transporting that fuel from alternative locations might be materially higher and, at least on a short-term basis, our earnings could be affected. This supplier is also a shareholder in the Company.
Our profitability is subject to fuel pricing and inventory risk.
The retail fuel business is a “margin-based” business in which gross profits are dependent upon the excess of the sales price over the fuel supply costs. Fuel is a commodity, and, as such, its unit price is subject to volatile fluctuations in response to changes in supply or other market conditions. We have no control over supplies, commodity prices or market conditions. Consequently, the unit price of the fuel that we and other marketers purchase can change rapidly over a short period of time, including daily. See comment above about fuel delivery costs.
Local governments may make and enforce laws and regulations that ban retail fuel delivery.
At any time, local governments in the areas which we operate can pass laws, rules, or regulations which ban retail fuel delivery. If this happens, we could lose the ability to service those areas and our earnings could be affected.
Risks Related to Ownership of Our Common Stock
We expect that our stock price may fluctuate significantly.
Prior to this offering, you could not buy or sell our common stock publicly. We intend to apply to list our common stock on a national exchange; however, there can be no assurance given that our application will be approved or that an active trading market for our shares will develop or be sustained following this offering. We negotiated and determined the initial public offering price with the underwriters based on several factors. This price may vary from the market price of our common stock after this offering. You may be unable to sell your shares of common stock at or above the initial offering price. The market price of shares of our common stock could be subject to wide fluctuations in response to many risk factors listed in this section, and others beyond our control, including:
|●||actual or anticipated fluctuations in our financial condition and operating results;|
|●||actual or anticipated changes in our growth rate relative to our competitors;|
|●||competition from existing companies in the space or new competitors that may emerge;|
|●||issuance of new or updated research or reports by securities analysts;|
|●||fluctuations in the valuation of companies perceived by investors to be comparable to us;|
|●||share price and volume fluctuations attributable to inconsistent trading volume levels of our shares;|
|●||additions or departures of key management or technology personnel;|
|●||disputes or other developments related to proprietary rights, including patents, litigation matters, and our ability to obtain patent protection for our technologies;|
|●||changes to reimbursement levels by commercial third-party payors and government payors and any announcements relating to reimbursement levels;|
|●||announcement or expectation of additional debt or equity financing efforts;|
|●||sales of our common stock by us, our insiders or our other stockholders; and|
|●||general economic and market conditions.|
These and other market and industry factors may cause the market price and demand for our common stock to fluctuate substantially, regardless of our actual operating performance, which may limit or prevent investors from readily selling their shares of common stock and may otherwise negatively affect the liquidity of our common stock. In addition, the stock market in general have experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of these companies.
The Company’s common stock is controlled by insiders.
The Company’s officers and directors will beneficially own % of our outstanding common stock. Accordingly, shareholders may have no effective voice in the management of the Company.
Future sales of shares by existing stockholders could cause our stock price to decline.
If our existing stockholders sell, or indicate an intent to sell, substantial amounts of our common stock in the public market after the six month contractual lock-up and other legal restrictions on resale discussed in this prospectus lapse, the trading price of our common stock could decline significantly and could decline below the initial public offering price. Based on shares outstanding as of the date of this prospectus, upon the completion of this offering, we will have outstanding shares of common stock. Of these shares, assuming no shares are purchased in this offering by our existing stockholders, shares of common stock, plus any shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, will be immediately freely tradable, without restriction, in the public market.
After the six or twelve month lock-up agreements pertaining to this offering expire, as the case may be, and based on shares outstanding as of the date of the prospectus, an additional shares will be eligible for sale in the public market. In addition, upon issuance, the shares reserved for future issuance under our stock option plans will become eligible for sale in the public market in the future, subject to certain legal and contractual limitations. If our existing stockholders sell substantial amounts of our common stock in the public market, or if the public perceives that such sales could occur, this could have an adverse impact on the market price of our common stock, even if there is no relationship between such sales and the performance of our business.
We will have broad discretion in how we use the net proceeds of this offering. We may not use these proceeds effectively, which could affect our results of operations and cause our stock price to decline.
We will have considerable discretion in the application of the net proceeds of this offering, including for any of the purposes described in the section entitled “Use of Proceeds.” We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for as well as for working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes, including funding the costs of operating as a public company. As a result, investors will be relying upon management’s judgment with only limited information about our specific intentions for the use of the net proceeds of this offering. We may use the net proceeds for purposes that do not yield a significant return or any return at all for our stockholders. In addition, pending their use, we may invest the net proceeds from this offering in a manner that does not produce income or that loses value.
After the completion of this offering, we may be at an increased risk of securities class action litigation.
Historically, securities class action litigation has often been brought against a company following a decline in the market price of its securities. This risk is especially relevant for us because biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have experienced significant stock price volatility in recent years. If we were to be sued, it could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could harm our business.
We have never paid dividends on our capital stock and we do not anticipate paying any dividends in the foreseeable future. Consequently, any gains from an investment in our common stock will likely depend on whether the price of our common stock increases.
We have not paid dividends on any of our classes of capital stock to date and we currently intend to retain our future earnings, if any, to fund the development and growth of our business. In addition, the terms of any future indebtedness we may incur could preclude us from paying dividends. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be your sole source of gain from an investment in our common stock for the foreseeable future. Consequently, in the foreseeable future, you will likely only experience a gain from your investment in our common stock if the price of our common stock increases.
Failure to maintain effective internal control over our financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) could cause our financial reports to be inaccurate.
We are required pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to maintain internal control over financial reporting and to assess and report on the effectiveness of those controls. This assessment includes disclosure of any material weaknesses identified by our management in our internal control over financial reporting. Although we prepare our financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, our internal accounting controls may not meet all standards applicable to companies with publicly traded securities. If we fail to implement any required improvements to our disclosure controls and procedures, we may be obligated to report control deficiencies and our independent registered public accounting firm may not be able to certify the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting. In either case, we could become subject to regulatory sanction or investigation. Further, these outcomes could damage investor confidence in the accuracy and reliability of our financial statements.
Our management has concluded that our internal controls over financial reporting were, and continue to be, ineffective, and as of June 30, 2020, identified a material weakness in our internal controls due to the small size of our company and our limited accounting staff. While management is working to remediate the material weakness, there is no assurance that such changes, when economically feasible and sustainable, will remediate the identified material weaknesses or that the controls will prevent or detect future material weaknesses. If we are not able to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting, our financial statements, including related disclosures, may be inaccurate, which could have a material adverse effect on our business.
Investors in this offering will pay a higher price than the book value of our common stock.
If you purchase our common stock in this offering, you will pay more for your shares than the amounts paid by our existing stockholder for its shares. You will incur immediate and substantial dilution of $ per share, representing the difference between our pro forma net tangible book value per share after giving effect to this offering and the initial public offering price of $ per share. In the past, we issued restricted stock at prices significantly below the initial public offering price.
If equity research analysts do not publish research or reports about our business or if they issue unfavorable commentary or downgrade our common stock, the price of our common stock could decline.
The trading market for our common stock may be affected by the research and reports that equity research analysts publish about us and our business. We do not control these analysts. The price of our common stock could decline if one or more equity analysts downgrade our common stock or if analysts issue other unfavorable commentary or cease publishing reports about us or our business.
We have elected to take advantage of specified reduced disclosure requirements applicable to an “emerging growth company” under the JOBS Act, the information that we provide to stockholders may be different than they might receive from other public companies.
As a company with less than $1 billion in revenue during our last fiscal year, we qualify as an “emerging growth company” under the JOBS Act. As an emerging growth company, we may take advantage of specified reduced disclosure and other requirements that are otherwise applicable generally to public companies. These provisions include:
|●||only two years of audited financial statements in addition to any required unaudited interim financial statements with correspondingly reduced “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” disclosure;|
|●||reduced disclosure about our executive compensation arrangements;|
|●||no non-binding advisory votes on executive compensation or golden parachute arrangements;|
|●||exemption from the auditor attestation requirement in the assessment of our internal control over financial reporting and delaying the adoption of new or revised accounting standards that have different effective dates for public and private companies until those standards apply to private companies.|
We have elected to take advantage of the above-referenced exemptions and we may take advantage of these exemptions for up to five years or such earlier time that we are no longer an emerging growth company. We would cease to be an emerging growth company if we have more than $1 billion in annual revenues, we have more than $700 million in market value of our stock held by non-affiliates, or we issue more than $1 billion of non-convertible debt over a three-year period. We may choose to take advantage of some but not all of these reduced burdens. We have not taken advantage of any of these reduced reporting burdens in this prospectus, although we may choose to do so in future filings. If we do, the information that we provide stockholders may be different than you might get from other public companies that comply with public company effective dates.
Additional stock offerings in the future may dilute your percentage ownership of our company.
Given our plans and expectations that we may need additional capital and personnel, we may need to issue additional shares of common stock or securities convertible or exercisable for shares of common stock, including convertible preferred stock, convertible notes, stock options or warrants. The issuance of additional securities in the future will dilute the percentage ownership of then current stockholders.
USE OF PROCEEDS
We estimate that the net proceeds of this offering will be approximately $ million, from the sale of our securities in this offering (or $ if the underwriter exercises in full its over-allotment option) after deducting the underwriter fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. The public offering price per unit was negotiated between us and the underwriter based on market conditions at the time of pricing, and represents a discount to the current market price of our common stock.
We intend to use the net proceeds received from this offering to fund our development activities, such as expansion into new markets, purchasing new trucks, expanding our workforce and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
We have not yet determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for any of the foregoing purposes. Accordingly, we will retain broad discretion over the use of these proceeds. Pending any use as described above, we intend to invest the net proceeds in high-quality, short-term, interest-bearing securities.
If you invest in our common stock in this offering, your interest will be diluted to the extent of the difference between the public offering price per share of our common stock and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock immediately after this offering.
The net tangible book value (negative) of our common stock as of June 30, 2020 was ($1,472,419), or ($0.04) per share of common stock. Net tangible book value per share represents our total tangible assets less our total liabilities, divided by the number of outstanding shares of common stock.
Net tangible book value dilution per share to new investors represents the difference between the amount per share paid by purchasers of common stock in this offering and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock immediately after the completion of this offering. After giving effect to our sale of shares in this offering at an assumed initial public offering price of $ per share, which is the mid-point of the estimated price range set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, our pro forma net tangible book value as of June 30, 2020 would have been $ per share. This represents an immediate increase in net tangible book value of $ per share to existing stockholders and an immediate dilution in net tangible book value of $ per share to purchasers of common stock in this offering, as illustrated in the following table:
|Assumed initial public offering price per share||$||—|
|Net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2020||$|
|Increase in net tangible book value per share attributable to new investors||—|
|Pro forma net tangible book value per share at June 30, 2020 after giving effect to the offering||$|
|Dilution per share to new investors||$|
A $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed initial public offering price of $ per share would increase (decrease) the pro forma net tangible book value, by $ per share and the dilution to new investors by $ per share, assuming the number of shares offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same, and after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses payable by us. Similarly, each increase (decrease) of one million shares offered by us would increase (decrease) the pro forma net tangible book value by $ per share and the dilution to new investors by $ per share, assuming the assumed initial public offering price remains the same and after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses payable by us. If the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full, the pro forma net tangible book value would be $ per share, and the dilution in pro forma net tangible book value per share to investors in this offering would be $ per share.
The following table summarizes, on a pro forma basis as of June 30, 2020, the differences between the number of shares of common stock purchased from us, the total consideration and the average price per share paid by existing stockholder and by investors participating in this offering, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, at an assumed initial public offering price of $ per share, the midpoint of the price range set forth on the cover of this prospectus.
|Shares Purchased||Total Consideration||Avg price /|
The above discussion and tables are based on shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020, and excludes: 26,169,859 shares issued through November 15, 2020 and stock options outstanding to purchase 280,000 shares of common stock pursuant to loans to Company and 123,336 shares of common stock pursuant to consulting agreements.
If the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full, pro forma net tangible book value as of will increase to $ million, or $ per share, representing an increase to existing stockholders of $ per share, and there will be an immediate dilution of an additional $ per share to new investors.
In addition, we may choose to raise additional capital due to market conditions or strategic considerations even if we believe we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. To the extent that additional capital is raised through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities may result in further dilution to our stockholders.
The following table sets forth our cash, cash equivalents and capitalization as of June 30, 2020:
|●||on an actual basis; and|
|●||on a pro forma basis to give effect to (i) our sale in this offering of shares of common stock at an assumed initial public offering price of $ per share (the midpoint of the range set forth on the cover page of this prospectus), after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us and (ii) .|
You should read the following table together with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Description of Capital Stock,” and the financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this prospectus.
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||877,220||$|
|Stockholders (deficit) equity:|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized(1)||$||3,614||$|
|Additional Paid-in Capital||$||2,865,724||$|
|Total Stockholders’ Equity||$||(190,431||)||$|
The information above is illustrative only and our capitalization following the completion of this offering will be adjusted based on the actual initial public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing and excludes: 26,169,859 shares issued through November 15, 2020 and stock options outstanding to purchase 280,000 shares of common stock pursuant to loans to Company and 123,336 shares of common stock pursuant to consulting agreements.
A $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed initial public offering price of $ per share, the mid-point of the estimated price range shown on the cover page of this prospectus, would increase (decrease) the amount of cash and cash equivalents, additional paid-in capital, total stockholders’ equity (deficit) and total capitalization on a pro forma basis by approximately $ million, assuming the number of shares offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. Similarly, each increase (decrease) of one million shares offered by us would increase (decrease) cash and cash equivalents, total stockholders’ equity (deficit) and total capitalization on a pro forma basis by approximately $ million, assuming the assumed initial public offering price remains the same, and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion and analysis summarizes the significant factors affecting the consolidated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows of our Company as of and for the periods presented below. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto included elsewhere in this prospectus. The discussion contains forward-looking statements that are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those discussed below and elsewhere in this prospectus, particularly in the sections titled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements”.
We were incorporated under the laws of Delaware in March 2019. We are in the business of operating Mobile Fueling Trucks, and headquartered in Miami, Florida. With the emergence of digital technology and GPS based on-demand consumer services EzFill is giving its customers the ability to have fuel delivered to their vehicles (cars, boats, trucks, and specialty vehicles) without leaving the comfort of their home or office, in four distinct verticals: (i) residential; (ii) office park; (iii) marina; and (iv) fleet.
We describe our business as fueling for the future. Our mobile fueling solution, gives our customers a new convenient way to fuel, without risking their health or safety by going to the gas station.
Asset Purchase Agreements
In April 2019, we entered into an Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement with EzFill FL, LLC. Pursuant to this Agreement we acquired assets related to our business including 4 gas delivery trucks, gas delivery equipment, an app. management tools, certain trademarks and copyrights and other intellectual property; seller’s website, licenses, permits and registrations required for the gas delivery business and client lists and client database. Additionally we assumed certain liablities. In exchange for the assets we paid:
|●||$100,000 cash payment|
|●||$65,000 which was paid in installments|
|●||100,000 shares of Balance Labs, Inc.|
|●||$140,000 payment to Prime One Management, LLC|
|●||$42,000 to be paid to certain vendors.|
In February of 2020, the Company purchased certain mobile fueling assets from its competitor, Neighborhood Fuel, Inc., which had recently ceased operations. The Company purchased the assets with shares of the Company’s common stock equal to the $750,000 purchase price to be paid on the earlier of the completion of our IPO or March 1st, 2021 If our IPO occurs, the seller will receive aggregate consideration in shares equal to $750,000 at the IPO price. If no IPO occurs by March 1, 2021, then the seller will receive aggregate consideration in shares equal to $750,000 based on a valuation of $35,000,000. As a result of Neighborhood Fuel, Inc. ceasing operations and the asset purchase, the Company has positioned itself to be the preferred app-based mobile fuel delivery company in South Florida.
In 2020, we entered into endorsement deals with three NBA players, Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat, Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, and Terry Rozier of the Charlotte Hornets. All three have agreed to utilize their popularity and access to millions of followers on various social media platforms, to market EzFill’s services. We expect for our relationships with these players to assist our growth in South Florida and expansion to the Indiana, Orlando, and North Carolina markets.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires our management to make assumptions, estimates and judgments that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements, including the notes thereto, and related disclosures of commitments and contingencies, if any. We consider our critical accounting policies to be those that require the more significant judgments and estimates in the preparation of financial statements, including the following:
Fuel Sale Revenue
Our business consists of retail sale of gasoline to customers. We sell premium and regular fuel as well as red-dye and green-dye diesel fuel through four different verticles: (i) residential; (ii) office park; (iii) marina; and (iv) fleet. Sales are originated via our mobile application and our corporate sales team. We offer a convenient delivery service which makes up our delivery fee revenue, discussed below.
We recognize revenue when we satisfy a performance obligation by completing the fueling of our customers car, truck, boat, or generator. The prices of the vehicles are stated on our mobile application or in the contract we sign with our customers and are set by location and fuel type. The prices are agreed upon with our customer prior to delivery. We recognize revenue at the agreed-upon price stated on the mobile application, or in the contract. We are not required to collect sales taxes from customers on behalf of governmental authorities at the time of sale.
Delivery Fee Revenue
We charge our residential customers a delivery fee. Customers subject to a delivery fee have the option of paying a monthly subscription fee instead. The monthly subscription fee allows our customers to receive unlimited fueling for the vehicles for the entire month.
We recognize revenue when we satisfy a performance obligation by delivering the fuel to the customer. The delivery fees are agreed upon with the customer prior to delivery. We satisfy our performance obligation for delivery fees upon delivery to the customer. We recognize revenue at the agreed-upon price stated on our mobile application.
Income tax expense and tax assets and liabilities reflect management’s assessment of taxes paid or expected to be paid (received) on items included in the financial statements. Deferred tax assets and liabilities arise from temporary differences between the consolidated financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases, and consideration of operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred income taxes are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The impact on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are provided to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount that will more likely than not be realized. This requires management to make judgments and estimates regarding the amount and timing of the reversal of taxable temporary differences, expected future taxable income, and the impact of tax planning strategies.
Per Share Information
We compute net loss per share accordance with FASB ASC 205 “Earnings per Share.” FASB ASC 205 requires presentation of both basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) on the face of the income statement.
Basic EPS is computed by dividing net loss available to common shareholders (numerator) by the weighted average number of shares outstanding (denominator) during the period. Diluted EPS gives effect to all potentially dilutive common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS excludes all potentially dilutive shares if their effect is anti-dilutive.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Our financial instruments consist of cash, prepaid expenses, payables, accrued expenses and notes payable. Fair value estimates are made at a specific point in time, based on relevant market information about the financial instrument. These estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of significant judgment and therefore cannot be determined with precision. We consider the carrying values of our financial instruments in the consolidated financial statements to approximate fair value, due to their short-term nature.
The Company’s management performs ongoing credit evaluations of our customers and adjusts credit limits based upon payment history and the customer’s current creditworthiness, as determined by our review of their current credit information. Management continuously monitors collections and payments from its customers and maintain an allowance for estimated credit losses based upon our historical experience and any specific customer collection issues that were identified. If the actual uncollected amounts significantly exceed the estimated allowance, the Company’s operating results would be significantly adversely affected. While such credit losses have historically been within management’s expectations and the provisions established, the Company cannot guarantee that it will continue to experience the same credit loss rates that it has in the past.
Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market (replacement cost, not to exceed net realizable value) using the first-in, first-out method. Recoverability of inventories is assessed based on review of future customer demand that considers multiple factors, including committed purchase orders from customers, as well as purchase commitment projections provided by customers, among other things. This valuation also requires us to make judgments and assumptions based on information currently available about market conditions, including competition, product pricing, product life cycle and development plans. If we overestimate demand for our products, the amount of our loss will be impacted by our contractual ability to reduce inventory purchases from our suppliers. Our assumptions of future product demand are inherently uncertain, and changes in our estimates and assumptions may cause us to realize material write-downs in the future.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are recorded at cost, less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is provided for using straight-line methods over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets, ranging from 5 to 7 years.
Long-lived assets, which include property, equipment, goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in business circumstances indicate impairment may exist. If the Company determines that the carrying value of a long-lived asset may not be recoverable, a permanent impairment charge is recorded for the amount by which the carrying value of the long-lived asset exceeds its estimated fair value. The Company’s management reviews for possible goodwill impairment at least annually, in the fourth quarter. If an initial assessment indicates it is more likely than not an impairment may exist, it is evaluated by comparing the unit’s estimated fair value to its carrying value. Fair value is generally estimated using an income approach that discounts estimated future cash flows using discount rates judged by management to be commensurate with the applicable risk. Estimates of future sales, operating results, cash flows and discount rates are subject to changes in the economic environment, including such factors as the general level of market interest rates, expected equity market returns and the volatility of markets served, particularly when recessionary economic circumstances continue for an extended period of time. Management believes the estimates of future cash flows and fair values are reasonable; however, changes in estimates due to variance from assumptions could materially affect the evaluations.
Stock Based Compensation
The Company periodically issues stock options and warrants to employees and non-employees in non-capital raising transactions for services and for financing costs. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to employees based on the authoritative guidance provided by FASB where the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized as compensation expense on the straight-line basis over the vesting period. The Company accounts for stock option and warrant grants issued and vesting to non-employees in accordance with the authoritative guidance of the FASB where the value of the stock compensation is based upon the measurement date as determined at either a) the date at which a performance commitment is reached, or b) at the date at which the necessary performance to earn the equity instruments is complete. Options granted to non-employees are revalued each reporting period to determine the amount to be recorded as an expense in the respective period. As the options vest, they are valued on each vesting date and an adjustment is recorded for the difference between the value already recorded and the then current value on the date of vesting. In certain circumstances where there are no future performance requirements by the non-employee, option grants are immediately vested and the total stock-based compensation charge is recorded in the period of the measurement date.
Results of Operations
Year Ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception) through June 30, 2019
We generated revenues of $2,237,101 for the year ending June 30, 2020 compared to $318,262 for the period ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $1,918,839 or 603%. This increase is primarily due to twelve months of sales in the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to only three months in the comparative period. Revenues for this year include $2,213,477 from fuel sales and $23,624 from delivery fees compared to the prior period which included $301,328 from fuel sales and $16,934 from delivery fees.
Costs of revenues were $2,308,635 for the year ending June 30, 2020, resulting in a negative gross margin of $71,534 compared to $309,420 for the period period, and a prior period gross margin of $8,842. The $1,999,215 or 646% increase in cost of revenues and the $80,376 or 909% decrease in gross margin is primarily due to twelve months of costs in the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to only three months in the comparative period.
Costs of revenues were $2,308,635 for the year ending June 30, 2020, resulting in a negative gross margin of $71,534 compared to $309,420 for the period period, and a prior period gross margin of $8,842. The $1,999,215 or 646% increase in cost of revenues and the $80,376 or 909% decrease in gross margin is primarily due to twelve months of costs in the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to only three months in the comparative period.
We incurred salaries, payroll taxes and benefit expenses of $1,480,268 during the year ending June 30, 2020 as compared to $51,452 during the period ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $1,428,815 or 2777% This increase was primarily due to an increase in employees during the year ended June 30, 2020.
We incurred professional, legal and consulting fees of $108,673 during the year ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $10,000 during the period ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $98,673 or 987%. This increase was primarily due to fees associated with the asset purchases made during the current year.
We sustained a net loss of $2,802,813 for the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $191,956 for the period ended June 30, 2019, an increase of $2,610,857 or 1360%. This increase was primarly due to twelve months of loss in the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to only three months in the comparative period
Plan of Operations
Our operations have been increasingly expanding to date. Our plan of operations following this offering is to use the net proceeds from the offering for our strategic acquisitions, to build our mobile fueling fleet, for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Cash Flow Activities
As of June 30, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit of $2,994,769. We have incurred net losses since inception, and have funded operations primarily through sales of our common stock, issuance of notes payable to related parties. As of June 30, 2020 we had $877,220 in cash as compared to June 30, 2019 when we had $19,988 in cash.
Net cash used in operating activities was $832,159 during the year ended June 30, 2020 which was made up primarily by the net loss and partially offset by an increase in stock based compensation of $464,465, a loss on settlement of $300,000, an increase in depreciation and amortization of $326,176 and an increase accounts payable and accrued expenses of $864,343. Net cash used in operating activities was $143,646 during the period ended June 30, 2019 which was made up primarily by the net loss and partially offset by an increase in depreciation and amortization of $48,966.
We incurred depreciation and amortization expenses of $326,176 during the year ending June 30, 2020 as compared to $48,966 during the period ended June 30, 2019. This increase was due primarily to twelve months of depreciation and amortization expense being incurred in the period ended June 30, 2019 verses three months in the period from March 28, 2019 (inception) through June 30, 2019.
We generated $1,754,125 of cash flows from financing activities during the year ended June 30, 2020. During 2020, we issued notes payable to related parties and we received cash of $1,639,999 from the issuance of stock. We generated $340,129 of cash flows from financing activities during the peirod ended June 30, 2020. During the period ended June 30, 2019, we issued notes payable to related parties and we received cash of $25,000 from the issuance of stock.
Sources of Capital
From inception to June 30, 2020 we have funded our activities through capital contributions from issuances of notes payable to related parties and the sale of securities pursuant to the exemption provided by Regulation D, by sale of securities to accredited investors.
We currently do not have any firm commitments by third parties to provide long-term funding.
We believe short-term liquidity and short-term capital resources will cover cash needs in the future. When combined with expense reductions, cash on hand, increasing our fleet and revenues will be sufficient to cover our day-to-day operating expenses and material commitments over the next 12 months.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Regulation S-K Item 303(a)(4).
EzFill is a leading on-demand fuel delivery company in South Florida and the only mobile fueling company that combines on-demand fills and subscription services which fill customer vehicles on routine intervals. The emergence of the digital technology, GPS-Based / On-Demand consumer deliveries, and the sharp increase in home delivery of products and services during the COVID-era are trends expected to continue in the post-COVID economy. The increased adoption rate of such ‘at home’ or ‘at work’ delivery of products and services has become the method both individual and commercial customers prefer.
|EzFill provides customers in South Florida the ability to have fuel delivered to their vehicles (cars, trucks, and specialty vehicles) without having to leave the comfort of their home, office, and job site. EzFill’s app-based platform conveniently brings the gas station to customers with a growing fleet of EzFill-branded, Mobile Fueling Trucks. EzFill’s business verticals align to the high-use, high demand cases in vehicle operations. These are; individual CONSUMERS, COMMERCIAL entities and SPECIALTY vehicle markets.|
An EzFill 1600 Gallon Moble Delivery Truck
For CONSUMERS, EzFill services individual “consumer” customers directly at their residences or places of work. In the consumer vertical, EzFill customers sign-up for EzFill services individually, or as part of employer which offer discounted EzFill services to their employees as an employee benefit while at work at offices, in office parks or on-job locations. Fuel deliveries are completed at optimal times during the day for ‘at work’ customers or at night for residential deliveries.: ~40% of 2019 Revenues
In the COMMERCIAL vertical, EzFill provides vital fuel delivery services to commercial fleets of delivery trucks, rental cars, livery operators, and job sites. Deliveries for the commercial vertical are completed during down-times, when the majority of commercial vehicles are at designated locations. This method also allows EzFill to complete multiple fills at once, while providing the commercial customers the benefit of a fleet of fueled vehicles ready for operations on any given morning.
~40% of 2019 Revenues
In the SPECIALTY vertical, EzFill adapts to each market based on the type of vehicles that can benefit from “at location” fuel delivery. In EzFill’s home market, Florida, their “specialty” vertical services hundreds of boat owners at the marinas at which they are docked. EzFill’s specialty market also includes equipment rental companies, construction job sites, agricultural operations, motorsports events and recreational vehicle grounds.
~20% of 2019 Revenues
EzFill Model – Resolving Pain Points in the Consumer and Commercial Fuel Customer Markets
EzFills experience in this market indicates that the legacy gas station model is ripe for disruption specifically by a model which works to address major issues with the status of the industry, such as:
|●||Convenience. People find going to the gas station inconvenient. Leaving the house a little late in the morning on an empty tank means coming late to the office or stopping for gas on your way home after a long day. According to the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing Stores, the average American pumps gas for about three hours a year. This number does not include the time it takes to drive to and from the gas station. Our solution saves our customers valuable time and shaves time off of our customers commutes to and from work. Our Mobile Fueling Truck brings a convenient fueling solution that we expect to disrupt the current industry by saving our customers valuable time and helping them to avoid the stress of not having a full tank of gas.|
|●||Fleet Driver Expense. When fleet managers send their vehicles to the gas station to fill up, they are paying for: (i) the driver to take the vehicle to the gas station; (ii) the gas the vehicle consumes on the way to and from the gas station; (iii) wear and tear on the vehicle being driven to the gas station; and (iv) indirectly the downtime for the vehicle being driven to the gas station, which usually will be during the regular working day due to the fact that an employee must take the vehicle there. When fleet managers use EzFill, they only pay for gas and we fill up the vehicles after hours so there is no downtime during the regular working day.|
|●||Fleet Driver Fraud. Research conducted by Fleet News confirmed the 64% of fleets have been the victims of fuel theft or fuel fraud. According to a survey conducted by Shell, 93% of fleet managers think that some of their drivers are committing fraudulent activity and 41% of fleet managers think that more than 10% of their drivers are committing fraudulent activity. According to Shell’s research, 48% of fleet managers think that improving practices to tackle fraud could reduce a fleets fuel spend by more than 5% and 14% of fleet managers believe it would reduce fuel spend by more than 10%. EzFill’s solution tackles fraud head on by taking the drivers out of the equation. EzFill brings the gas directly to our customers fleets and reduces the risk of driver related fuel fraud.|
|●||Operating Costs. The rising cost of real estate in major metros, over the past couple of years has caused many gas stations to close their doors, leaving major cities without significant competition, which could lead to higher local gas prices. According to data provided by Fueleconomy.gov there were 168,000 gas stations in 2004, compared to just 115,000 gas stations reported by marketwatch.com in February 2020 (a 31% drop). EzFill’s App-based approach lowers our underlying costs and allows us to offer gas with competitive pricing in each zip code in which we operate.|
|●||Safety Concerns. Gas stations have a reputation of being unsafe locations. This reputation developed due to the many robberies and assaults that occur at gas stations. According to FBI crime data, over the past five years 1.3% of all violent crimes occurred at gas stations. Violent crimes such as robberies and assaults are commonplace at gas stations because often, customer’s need to exit their vehicles in remote and secluded areas, at late hours, with improper lighting and security at the location. EzFill’s Mobile Fuleing Trucks address these safety issues by bringing the gas to the consumer, who, from the comfort of their home or office can order a fill-up via our App without even going outdoors. The customer simply needs to place the order and leave the gas tank access open on their vehicle.|
|●||Fraud Concerns. Gas stations are hubs for fraud issues. These issues primarily emanate from gas stations employing mostly old-fashioned magnetic strip credit card readers. Gas stations experience hundreds of millions of dollars in credit card fraud annually. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, more than 1500 skimmers were found at Florida gas stations in 2019. A study from Fico, found that fraud from credit card skimmers is increasing at a rate of 10% per year. The US Secret Service reports finding between 20 and 30 credit card skimmers at gas pumps, per week. EzFill’s platform does not store any customer credit card data and uses the latest in credit card processing technology to verify cards and secure customers’ payments to ensure authenticity of purchases.|
|●||Fresh Gas. All gas stations leave their gas in dirty underground tanks. Many gas stations have their fuel supply sit idly for days on end. Our gas does not sit in dirty underground tanks ensuring our customers receive cleaner and fresher gas.|
|●||Environmental Concerns. The traditional fuel supply chain is cause for environmental concern. The fuel goes from the terminal; to a common carrier; to an underground storage tank; to an underground storage tank at a gas station; to the end user. Each transfer may cause toxic vapor emissions. Additionally, underground storage tanks can contaminate both the ground beneath it and the surrounding neighborhoods water supply for several years. Gas stations are ubiquitous, and they are in neighborhoods affecting environments. EzFill’s gasoline is stored only in designated industrial areas and transported directly to consumers (cutting out the middlemen). EzFill’s fuels are transported on DOT certified, safe Mobile Fueling Trucks and dispensed by trained and certified technicians. Additionally, every time a customer uses our services they eliminate a trip to and from the gas station, which further helps to reduce CO2 emissions, as when EzFill sends a truck to a location it is generally to fuel many cars in one consolidated area as opposed to each of those vehicles driving miles to a gas station. The average car emits 411 grams of CO2 per mile driven, we believe that every mile EzFill saves its customers from driving to the gas station helps our environment.|
|●||Sanitary and Touchless. According to a study conducted by the Kymberly Clark Group, the gas station pump handle is the dirtiest surface Americans touch on their way to work. Also, according to a recent study conducted by busbudy.com, gas station pumps have 11,000 times more bacteria than the common household toilet seat, while pump station buttons contain 15,000 times more. In addition to being germ and bacteria infested, a recent article by njtvonline.org highlighted the near impossibility of social distancing at self-service gas stations, further exacerbating the health risks of going to the gas station. Proper social distancing is required to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Our service is a sanitary and touch free way for our customers to get gas. We believe our service eliminates one of the dirtiest and most unhealthy places from our customers once mandatory to-do list.|
Our Product Offerings
We provide gas delivery via our Mobile Fueling Trucks in the greater South Florida area. Our goal is to service all our customers across all our lines of business at predictable locations during vehicle downtimes. We currently operate 11 Mobile Fueling Trucks that we utilize to deliver fuel directly to our customers. We have three major lines of business and to our knowledge we are the only company in the space which fuels all three verticals:
|1.||SERVICING CONSUMERS AT HOME AND AT WORK|
We offer residential fueling services to customers who can request a fuel delivery through our app and have fuel delivered directly to their vehicle, from the comfort of their home or apartment building, while they go about their night. We offer convenient weekly schedules to our residential customers, so they can live with the comfort of knowing that they will never be without a full tank of gas when they need it. Additionally, because of our lower operational costs, our competitive pricing keeps our residential customers from having to travel out of their neighborhood for lower gas prices. Our residential customers currently pay a delivery fee of $4.99 or they have the option to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited deliveries. We currently offer delivery to residential customers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Our service is a great new amenity for condominiums, which has been widely used by residents of the buildings we service and has been enhancing residents’ experience.
Through entering agreements with local and national businesses, we work directly with businesses HR departments to offer employee perks, and fuel employees’ cars while they are working. This is a new and creative benefit for employers to offer, enabling their employees to have their cars filled, stress free. Additionally, we work directly with the landlords of corporate office parks to bring the amenity of EzFill to their tenants. Our corporate employee fueling is currently done at competitive prices with no delivery fee. Our corporate office park solution offers benefits to employers and EzFill. Benefits to employers include: (i) a new perk to offer their employees; and (ii) happier employees who do not have to waste precious time going to the gas station. Benefits to EzFill include: (i) multiple deliveries at one location creates efficiencies and cuts operating costs; (ii) the employers serve as “influencers” which reduces our marketing costs for each location; and (iii) push-marketing by the employers also results in more residential consumer fills.
|2.||SERVICING COMMERCIAL ENTITIES|
We partner with national and local businesses who operate fleets an alternative solution for fueling their fleet to reduce the businesses operational costs and improve fleet efficiency. Our solution for fleets helps businesses: (i) save money spent on expensive gas stations; (ii) save money on paying employees to go to gas stations; (iii) eliminate unnecessary wear and tear to Company fleet vehicles on trips to the gas station; (iv) better monitor their gas consumption; (v) eliminate employee mistakes (putting regular gas into a diesel engine); and (vi) prevent theft by employees (customers have reported instances where it was months before they realized their employee was making unauthorized charges on their fleet card). This product offering is sold with zero fees, our fleet customers pay only for the gas they consume.
|3.||SERVICING SPECIALTY MARKETS|
EzFill delivers fuel directly to other, market-specific personal and commercial vehicles. In our home market, the prevalence of boats and boat owners was the first specialty market we developed, particular to the south Florida area which is the base of our services. Marina gas stations are some of the highest priced in the country. We offer low prices and pre-scheduling so our marine customers can get affordable fuel whenever they need it. The same is true for the markets which we have targeted to enter. In these markets we find similar, market-specific vehicles which our future customers use for; construction or agricultural purposes, personal or recreational vehicle use, motorsports or other sporting events where a large concentration of vehicles can be serviced at specific locations.
We have close to 10,000 residential and corporate customers. In addition our individual, residential customers, we also have structured relationships with property management companies and builders who co-market our services as a benefit to their residents and allow our trucks to enter their communities to fill vehicle owners at their single family homes, condominiums or apartments. For our customers whose employers offer them at-work fueling as a corporate perk, these sponsoring companies include, employees of: Ryder, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Telemundo, Loreal, Y Green, and more. Customers we have signed up through our corporate offerings may also be customers of our residential offering. Our services are very flexible and our residential customers do not have to sign any long-term commitments with us and can decide not to use our service whenever they choose.
Our commercial vertical services the fleets for many national and local businesses, such as a leading national delivery company, a leading OEM, Enterprise, Telemundo, Easy Scripts, Air Around the Clock, Boucher Brothers, and The Pullman Hotel.
In our specialty market vertical, we service hundreds of boats at various marinas across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. We are a preferred delivery partner for a mobile application with thousands of boat-owner users. We have recently begun developing this line of business and it is growing, mostly through existing customer outreach and strategic partnerships with marinas.
Software Systems, IT, User Interface and Experience
Our software systems provide us logistical and cost saving efficiencies that allow us to forecast the need for truckloads of fuel to effectively service clusters of customers in a specific area or zip code. At the front end of our system, we employ an app based approach that provides all our customers with an easy-to-engage user interface and ordering system. Customers are able to select the times and locations of their on-demand our routinely-scheduled fills, see the location of our filling trucks real-time and manage their account on their mobile device or desktop system.
In the back end of our system, we aggregate customer orders based on their location and expected gallon demand for their vehicles. The aggregation of customer orders based on these variables triggers a truckload fill of one of our mobile tankers designated for each of the customer orders our system generates.
Our software and IT systems have been developed and customized in-house to provide cost-saving efficiencies which produce higher margins than traditional, gas station fuel margins while also passing through a percentage of this margin gain to our customers which we market as per gallon pricing below the average price per gallon in their area.
We are planning to expand our software capabilities using AI and machine learning algorithms that will automatically generate outbound. “fill reminder” communications to customers based on their recorded usage amounts and time intervals.
Our Mobile Application
The EzFill Mobile Application has been designed for iPhone and Android devices with our customers and convenience in mind.
Sign Up: The EzFill App provides a quick and easy registration process.
Profile Management: The EzFill App provides easy profile management where users can seamlessly update personal information, such as: vehicle details and location, this way we are able to provide the best services to our customers.
Location Sharing: This feature enables our customers to simply drop a pin at their location on an integrated map which lets our driver know where to deliver the fuel.
Request Fuel Delivery: The EzFill App lets our customers pick the type and quantity of fuel to be delivered in addition to the time and date of availability.
Weekly Delivery Schedule: The EzFill App also enables our customers to preschedule weekly deliveries, on a specific day of the week. This feature enables our customers to request their delivery for a specific time window, this ensures they can schedule their fill up at convenient times when they would be busy attending other tasks and their car is idle.
Real-Time Tracking: The EzFill App offers users the ability to track the status of their gas delivery request in real-time.
Push Notifications: The EzFill App has a push notification feature. This allows us to keep customers informed of all the activities associated with the service they have requested. We also use it to keep our customers updated with recent offers and discounts, which helps to boost customer satisfaction and promotes our business.
Transaction History: The EzFill App offers our customers the ability to always view their transaction history. This gives our customers an option to check the previous fuel delivery requests and bills.
Price Comparison: The EzFill App aggregates data from the local gas prices and shows our customers a cost comparison of the average price for a gallon of gas in their zip code vs. the EzFill price.
Referral Rewards: The EzFill App allows our customers to earn rewards when they refer their friends.
Our Market Opportunity
Information provided by Statista indicates that there are about 273 million registered cars in the United States as of 2018. According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2019 there was approximately 39 million fill-ups per day. According to Statista.com, in 2018, US gas stations produced revenues of roughly 503 billion dollars. EzFill wants to take advantage of the growing number of US drivers and the dwindling number of gas stations by bringing the gas directly to the consumers. We feel that our service is years in the making and solves many problems posed by the legacy gas station. EzFill presents a new way for Americans to get gas: at home, at the office, wherever, on demand.
The on-demand market continues to grow. According to a study conducted by rockresearch.com, in 2019 the on-demand market was $110 billion, growing by 18% from the previous year. The same study indicates that participation in the on-demand market has tripled since 2016, with an estimated 64+ million consumers purchasing on-demand goods or services. EzFill believes that the on-demand market will continue to grow and expand into new areas, such as the gasoline market.
We believe our market opportunity is to expand into major MSAs across the continental U.S. with similar population size and demographics to the Miami-Dade - Broward - Palm Beach MSAs. We want to be in locations where people rely heavily on their personal cars to get places. Based on our research, we have identified several major MSAs across the U.S that would be attractive for expansion, we plan to use the proceeds of the offering to expand into new major markets.
As we expand to a new market, we plan to employ a strategy that has helped us build a strong base of business in our existing market. The strategy we developed begins with sales in our fleet category to build a base of business in the target city, while developing and strengthening our delivery operations. Next, after launch, we secure corporate and landlord agreements to allow us to begin marketing our services to their employees and tenants. These agreements include fueling at large office parks during daytime hours and fueling at residential buildings during nighttime hours.
We generate business through establishing corporate and landlord partnerships, we then leverage companies’ internal communication channels to market directly to their employees or residential tenants. By implementing our digital marketing campaigns as well as placement of our content throughout residential and corporate facilities, we are able to develop greater brand awareness. We coordinate with our partners to set up organic marketing efforts with our brand ambassadors to help increase recognition and assist users with downloading the app and setting up their accounts.
Our Growth Strategy
Our strategy is to leverage our established business partnerships and generate organic methods of acquiring new markets. This has given us significant brand recognition by the consumer and has enabled us to acquire competitor territories. In doing so, we have generated a substantial presence and footprint in the regional area in which we operate. As we continue to develop our business relationships, and expand our geographic footprint in the South Florida area, our goal is to open in new markets along the east coast.
EzFill’s current focus is on expanding its geographic footprint in the South Florida area. We aim to open in new markets along the east coast in the future both organically and through acquisitions of existing companies in the space. We make our expansion decisions based off of research into optimal target markets where public transportation is less prevalent, leading to more residents owning cars and the areas where a demand for lifestyle improving technology is present. We also consider State/City/County regulations when assessing new areas to expand into. We are targeting locations with the least regulations on mobile fuel delivery.
EzFill currently has strategic partnerships with businesses across industries such as property management, parking solutions services, travel industry, delivery industry, transportation and logistics, marinas, and other diversified business sectors. By establishing these strategic business-to-business relationships, we are able to offer cost effective business solutions, whether through human resource departments as employee perks, optimization of efficiency for fleet companies, or tenant satisfaction by adding amenities.
EzFill believes a strategic partnership with a major oil company will help with our expansion by enabling us to lower cost and attract a larger customer base by selling branded gasoline. However, there cannot be any assurance that EzFill will be able to obtain such a strategic partnership. Oil company’s Exxon and Shell are both in the mobile fuel delivery space. Exxon, through its investment in Yoshi and Shell through its Tapup program based in Houston.
EzFill is a fuel delivery service in the South Florida area along with other local fuel delivery companies and gas stations. We differentiate ourselves by allowing our customers to request our service via a mobile app and delivering the fuel directly to the end user. We use our innovative technology and excellent concierge service to offer convenient fueling solutions to all our vertical markets at different times of the day to maximize the efficiency of each Mobile Fueling Truck. To our knowledge, the only other app-based fuel delivery company in Florida is Yoshi, however they operate on the west coast of Florida.
We distinguish ourselves from our competitors by:
|●||Prioritizing our customer’s experience and satisfaction;|
|●||Streamlining our customers ordering experience;|
|●||Rigorously vetting and training our drivers;|
|●||Providing the latest in scheduling, GPS technology, and payment systems;|
|●||Offering very competitive pricing in the zip codes which we service;|
|●||Providing all our customers with certified, accurate reports and detailed invoices.|
Though the electric vehicle industry is growing, we do not consider this relatively new subsegment of the vehicle market a threat to our busines model or growth trajectory. The vast majority of vehicles are gas or diesel powered and the entire fuel industry is a major component of the economy.
Additionally, the continued growth of the electric vehicle industry means more and more traditional gas stations are closing because of: (i) high overhead because of rising real-estate prices; (ii) lack of demand due to electric vehicle adoption; and (iii) their inability to fuel vehicles outside of their station. Our mobile fueling solution allows us to service many zip codes with one truck, if sales slowdown in one area we are able to transition seamlessly to areas with higher demand.
Our industry has certain government regulations, EzFill is dedicated to ensure that we are always operating in a way that is in compliance with all applicable regulations.
|1.||Hazmat Registration: Our company is required to be registered with the Department of Transportation to transport and dispense hazardous materials. EzFill as a company is registered to transport and dispense hazardous material,|
|2.||Weights and Measures: In order to ensure the accuracy of our fuel sales to customers, our fuel meters and registers have to be calibrated and certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture. EzFill’s fuel meters and registers have been calibrated and certified by the Department of Agriculture to be a fuel retailer.|
|3.||DOT Special Permits: Our Mobile Fueling Trucks are required to be certified by the Department of Transportation to transport, dispense and sell fuel to our customers. Each of EzFill’s Mobile Fuleing Trucks have been certified by the DOT to transport and dispense fuel.|
|4.||CDL Licensing with Hazmat Endorsement: Drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License with a Hazmat endorsement in order to operate the Mobile Fueling Trucks. All of our drivers have their Commercial Driver’s License with the Hazmat endorsement.|
Our operations may also be subject to local fire marshal regulations, which varies in the different cities and counties. EzFill keeps up to date on the local regulations in each of the locations it operates and does ample research into local regulations before opening in any new location.
The costs of compliance includes general liability insurance, workman’s comp. insurance, vehicle insurance, meters and registers maintenance for yearly inspection, vehicle maintenance for yearly inspection, hazmat permits and licensing, safety procedures and equipment, emergency response team, and live safety monitoring system.
Our safety protocol includes:
Live tracking 24-7
Safety spill kits
Automatic pump shut off system
24-7 800# support line
We have implemented a safety protocol and monitoring system that allows us to operate at maximum efficiency in optimal safety conditions. Our drivers carry the proper commercial driver’s licenses and are fully trained and certified to transport and dispense fuel. Every Mobile Fueling Station has been licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is fitted with safety equipment and emergency tools such as spill kits, fire extinguishers, emergency response handbook and a dedicated 24/7 emergency responder support line in the event of emergency situations. We have management oversight around the clock to ensure safe operations. We have an emergency response team on call, in the unlikely situation where there is a spill, the emergency response team will come to the scene to control and properly handle the clean up of any hazardous materials. We also have state of the art technology that enables us, in real-time, to track the location of our Mobile Fueling Trucks and the inventory levels of each Mobile Fueling Truck.
EzFill-FL, LLC was established on July 27, 2016 in the state of Florida. The assets of EzFill, LLC were acquired as of April 9, 2019 by EzFill, Holdings Inc. (formed in March of 2019) which purchased the assets of EzFill LLC’s mobile fueling business. The business is located and operates in South Florida.
Our principal executive offices are located at 2125 Biscayne Blvd, #309, Miami, Fl. 33137, and our telephone number is 305-791-1169. Our website address is EzFillApp.com. Information contained on, or accessible through, our website is not a part of this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part.
EzFillApp.com, EzFill, and other trade names, trademarks, or service marks of EzFill appearing in this prospectus are the property of EzFill. Trade names, trademarks, and service marks of other companies appearing in this prospectus are the property of their respective holders.
As of November 2020, we had a total of 26 employees, all of whom were full-time. None of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and we consider our relations with our employees to be good. Our employees are employed on an at-will basis.
We lease office space from Novel at 2125 Biscayne Blvd, #309 Miami, Fl. 33137 and pay approximately $3,086 per month. Additionally, we have office space at our fuel supplier located at 2955 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah, Fl. 33013. We believe our current office space is sufficient to meet our needs.
From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. As of the date of this prospectus, management believes that there are no claims against us, which it believes will result in a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition.
The following table sets forth the names and ages of all of our directors and executive officers as of October 15, 2020. Our Board of Directors is currently comprised of seven members, who are elected annually to serve for one year or until their successor is duly elected and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors and are appointed by the Board of Directors.
|Michael McConnell||58||Chief Executive Officer Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer & Director|
|Cheryl Hanrehan||51||Chief Operating Officer & Director|
|Richard Dery||57||Chief Commercial Officer & Director|
|Allen Weiss*||66||Non-Executive Chairman & Independent Director|
|Jack Levine*||70||Independent Board Member|
|Luis Reyes*||48||Independent Board Member|
* Will become a director upon completion of the offering.
The principal occupations for the past five years (and, in some instances, for prior years) of each of our directors and executive officers are as follows:
Michael McConnell (CEO, Princiapl Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Director)
Mr. McConnell is an executive with 32 years experience in automotive sales finance for a leading OEM, Nissan North America, focused on strategic planning, building multi-year business plans, achieving P&L targets,and building and growing future talent. Mr. McConnell is experienced in all aspects of operations, corporate governance, global HQ interface, and dealer oversight and relations. Broad experience in consumer lending and dealer commercial credit. Lead company contact person for outside industry regulators and trade associations. After 32 years, Mr. McConnell retired from Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) in 2017.
Mr. McConnell started as a collections supervisor at NMAC in 1985. Most recently he served as VP Operations and Commercial Credit of NMAC (2016-2017), where he was responsible for its 1200+ employee operation and call center servicing $60B in outstanding’s and 2.5 million customers. Prior to that he served as Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Corporate Planning Office of NMAC (2006-2016) where he designed and executed all financial products for retail, lease and commercial products for all Nissan and Infiniti dealers nationally. Additionally he provided executive oversight for Director of Sales, and Director of Financial Products and was representative for the National Dealer Advisory Board and Nissan North America relationship.
While at NMAC Mr. McConnell served as chairman of the Dealer Credit Committee, and he served as a member on the NMAC Operating Committee, the NMAC Pricing and Policy Committee, the NMAC Risk Committee, the NMAC Compliance Committee, the NMAC Dealer Advisory Board, the Infiniti Dealer Advisory Board. Additionally he served as an officer on an NMAC SPE (Special Purpose Entity) and on Nissan Air LLC. Mr. McConnell received a bachelors degree in business adminstration from University of West Georgia. We believe that Mr. McConnell is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his executive and management experience working in the fuel industry.
Cheryl Hanrehan (COO and Director)
Ms. Hanrehan is an executive with 16 years expertise in Europe, Asia, and South America and a cross-cultural background from living in France, Indonesia, Morocco, the Philippines and Switzerland. She has been notably successful for setting up and running extensive shipping operations for the largest coal importer into the US, coordinating with teams in Europe and South America. A respected global leader with a client-centered focus, who values innovation and is a creative problem solver. Ms. Hanrehan’s areas of expertise include: Global Strategic Planning, Business Development, Client Relations, Strategic Partnerships, Contract Negotiation, International Project Management, Operations Management, Emergency Operations, P&L Management, Budget & Cost Control, and New Venture Launch. Most recently Ms. Hanrehan has been raising her two children.
Immediately prior to that, from 2002-2010, Ms. Hanrehan served as President of Dillon Maritime Inc. where she: oversaw operations for all coal shipments; coordinated operations for annual shipments of 85-130 Panamax coal shipments totaling 6 - 9 million MT from Colombia to the US and Italy, with teams in Argentina, Colombia, the US, Italy, and the UK; Handled client relationship and new business development with Drummond, expanding into new markets and establishing Augustea as exclusive carrier for their most important energy clients; was lead negotiator for new 5-year coal shipment contract of affreightment (COA) with Drummond, achieving a 5% price savings worth $6 million for Augustea; Coordinated emergency shipping operations during Hurricane Ivan (2004), Hurricane Dennis (2005), Hurricane Katrina (2005), Hurricane Rita (2005), and Hurricane Wilma (2005) by diverting ships, negotiating discharge at other ports, arranging emergency fuel, and dealing with resulting disruptions, claims and force majeure declarations; Negotiated long-term contracts with port facilities and set up new shipping operations in Charleston, SC to facilitate Drummond’s expansion into new energy markets; Reduced time lost and total return per shipment by overseeing a coal ship liner service with consecutive vessels, implementing new scheduling systems, and negotiating preferential load/discharge terms; and Integrated quality standards into the business process management system, resulting in ISO 9001:2000 certification. Ms. Hanrehan has her Bachelors in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and her Masters in Business Administration from Georgtown University. We believe that Ms. Hanrehan is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of her global executive and management experience.
Rick Dery (CCO and Director)
Mr. Dery’s 20+ year executive with significant experience in the gas industry. Most recently from 2016 to 2018, Mr. Dery served served as Executive VP of Operations at Nouveau Départ Management Consultants and Executive VP and CCO of Nu-Tier Brands since 2018.
From 2005 to 2016, Mr. Dery served as Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer of Gulf Oil from 2005-2016 where he: was senior leader of their $7 billion branded sales group; partnered with leaders across the organization to ensure cohesive and successful integration of a $1.2 billion acquisition; Increased branded franchise network by 52% and expanded branded footprint over 180%.; Led strategy for optimal returns on $19 million annual marketing budget; negotiated and executed multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts and renewals with MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA to support national sales objectives; maximized return on $300 million real estate portfolio; and coordinated a five-year plan of divestment of underperforming assets, the process of which included negotiating contingent long-term supply contracts. Mr. Dery was the principal architect responsible for orchestrating the revitalized sales and marketing strategy which resulted in the rebirth of the iconic “Gulf” brand.
Mr. Dery is a veteran of the US Armed Forces, twice decorated (commendation medals) and honorably discharged after service as an Intelligence Analyst with the United States Air Force having servied from 1981-1987. Mr. Dery received a bachelors in science and business administration degree from Bryant University. We believe that Mr. Dery is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his executive and management experience in the gas industry.
Each of the individuals below have agreed to become a member of the board of directors upon completion of this offering.
Allen Weiss (Non-Executive Chairman & Independent Board Member)
As a former partner in Apollo Capital Management, a private equity firm, Weiss was involved in company analyses to support potential acquisitions and management. Mr. Weiss had direct involvement in the acquisition of Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment in 2014 and currently serves on their Board of Directors. Mr. Weiss was also involved in the acquisition and negotiations for the sale of Great Wolf Resorts. Mr. Weiss became the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Great Wolf and later Executive Chairman. Mr. Weiss was also involved in the acquisition of Diamond Resorts International, which closed in Sept. 2016, and ClubCorp and previously served on their Board of Directors.
Weiss had a 39-year career at Disney. From 1994 until 2005 Mr. Weiss was President of Worldwide Operations for Disney’s $10 Billion+/95,000 employee Walt Disney Parks and Resorts business. He was responsible for the company’s theme parks and resorts including the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disneyland Resort Paris, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, “Adventures by Disney”, and the line-of-business responsibility for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort.
Mr. Weiss began his career as a teenager in cash control and rose through the ranks to President, Worldwide Operations, for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. He is a visionary and results-focused leader that has significantly grown top-line revenue and expanded margins in a thoughtful and strategic way, protecting the Disney brand, Cast, and overall guest experiences. During his tenure as President, Mr. Weiss directed the largest resort expansion in Walt Disney World history, resulting in double-digit percentage revenue growth, seven consecutive years of record revenues and higher profits. He led the organization through one of the toughest recessions the world has faced, with significantly less downturn in overall business while positioning the organization for major growth. A compassionate leader, he grew and invested in the next generation of talent, thereby strengthening the company for the future.
Mr. Weiss serves on the Alticor (Amway) Board of Directors, Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment Board of Directors, Diamond Resorts International Board of Directors. He previously served on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Governor’s Council, the ClubCorp Board of Directors, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Board of Directors, was a National Board Member of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and was appointed by the U.S. Commerce Secretary as a founding member to the Corporation for Travel Promotion Board of Directors. He was named “Most Influential Businessman in Central Florida” by the Orlando Business Journal in 2005.
Mr. Weiss has been designated as a distinguished alumnus by his alma mater, the University of Central Florida, and both UCF and the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business have inducted Al into their Halls of Fame. Staying closely involved with his alma mater, Al has served as chairman of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors, and is a past member of the UCF Board of Trustees, Stetson University Board of Trustees and the Florida Council of 100 Board of Directors. Mr. Weiss received a bachelor’s devree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. We beliee that Mr. Weiss is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his executive and management experience.
Jack Levine (Independent Board Member)
Mr. Levine joins our Board of Directors subject to the completion of this offering. Mr. Levine has been the President of Jack Levine, PA, a certified public accounting firm, since 1984, he is a licensed CPA in New York and Florida. For more than 35 years, he has been advising corporations on financial and accounting matters and serving as an independent director on numerous boards, frequently as head of their audit committees. Since 2010, Mr. Levine has been a director and chairman of the audit committee of SignPath Pharma, Inc., a development-stage biotechnology company. Mr. Levine is qualified as an SEC financial expert.
From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Levine was a member of the board of directors of Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a cancer detection and diagnostics company focused on women’s cancer (also serving as chairman of its audit committee). From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Levine was a member of the board of directors of Biscayne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel therapies based on growth hormone-releasing hormone analogs; Grant Life Sciences, a research and development company focused on early detection of cervical cancer (also serving as chairman of its audit committee). From 199 to 2007, Mr. Levine was a member of the board of directors of d Pharmanet, Inc., a global drug development services company providing a comprehensive range of services to pharmaceutical biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, from (also serving as chairman of its audit and other committees). Mr. Levine also served as a director and audit committee chair of Beach Bank, a community bank, from 2000 to 2006, Prairie Fund, a mutual fund, from 2000 to 2006, and Bankers Savings Bank, a community bank, from 1996 to 1998, and was a member of the audit committee of Miami Dade County School Board, the nation’s third largest school system, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Levine is a certified public accountant licensed by the States of Florida and New York. He also is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Association of Audit Committee Members and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Levine received a B.A. degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an M.A. from New York University.
Mr. Levine demonstrates extensive knowledge of complex financial, accounting, tax and operational issues highly relevant to our growing business. Through his decades of service as a board member, he also brings significant working experience in corporate controls and governance.
Luis Reyes (Independent Board Member)
Mr. Reyes has deep experience in both public service and private practice. His extensive public service in senior government positions includes service as a senior White House official and aide to the President of the United States; senior positions at the United States Department of Justice, including Deputy Associate Attorney General; Chief of Staff to the Associate Attorney General and as a chief legal counsel to the heads of both the Civil and Civil Rights Divisions. Mr. Reyes has also served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the federal law enforcement agency charged with rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in the reconstruction of Iraq, and as a trial attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas.
In private practice, Mr. Reyes leads a robust practice that involves providing legal counsel to a wide range of companies and individuals, involving numerous settings, industries and countries around the world. Some of his representative matters include providing legal counsel to one of the world’s largest music production companies on a variety domestic and international regulatory matters; providing strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies regarding litigation with the United States Department of Justice; providing advise to companies on various anti-trust matters pending before the United States Department Antitrust Division leading to ultimate clearance for mergers; successful resolution of civil litigation in Federal court involving complex trademark disputes; successfully obtaining a winning trial verdict in civil litigation in a land use matter brought by a governmental entity in the State of Texas; successful representation and internal investigation at the request of a foreign state relating to compliance with international anti-money laundering standards; leading an internal investigation for an international academic institution that led to recognition of its compliance practices as best in class; providing advice to the Board of Directors of an international company on crisis response matters throughout the COV-19 pandemic.
Additionally, Mr. Reyes continues to advise multinational organizations regarding compliance with a large range of regulatory matters including issues involving the FCPA, FATCA, OFAC, SOX, ITAR, the FAR and the Bank Secrecy Act (Anti- Money Laundering). Some of his past work has included leading a comprehensive compliance review project for a major United States publicly held company with an annual gross of over $6 billion. This review involved a thorough investigation of the organization’s compliance with all applicable regulatory schemes as well as the design, review and implementation of corporate compliance policies and procedures. Mr. Reyes was also instrumental in creating and implementing an internal investigations protocol for the company and training of company attorneys and investigations related personnel. Mr. Reyes also recently assisted in successfully managing a voluntary monitor project for an international financial institution that required monitoring AML compliance programs; testing account surveillance system; and making recommendations. Mr. Reyes has effectively represented this client before the U.S. Departments of Justice and the U.S. Department of Treasury.
In the area of anti-corruption, from 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Reyes served as General Counsel for the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (“SIGIR”) – the independent federal law enforcement agency charged with rooting out waste, fraud and abuse of the more than $50 billion in U.S. funds appropriated for reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Mr. Reyes played a key role in investigations and prosecutions of violations of the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and major fraud. SIGIR’s oversight has returned over $1 billion to the U.S. Government.
From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Reyes held senior positions at the White House. In 2008 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Acting Assistant to the President in charge of the Office of Presidential Personnel, serving as chief advisor to the President on all senior human capital matters administration wide. In 2006, President Bush appointed him to be Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, with responsibility over the legal, national security, and international affairs portfolio, which included the Departments of Justice, Defense, State, Homeland Security, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the United States Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
From 2001 to 2006 Mr. Reyes served in various high ranking positions at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington. From 2005 -2006, Mr. Reyes was Deputy Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff to Associate Attorney General of the United States. In that role he assisted in the management of the civil and programmatic components of the Department with a budget of over $3 billion. During that time Mr. Reyes provided oversight and counsel on high value litigation efforts emanating from the Civil Division, Antitrust and Tax Divisions, requiring approval of the Associate Attorney General, the third highest ranking official in the Department of Justice. Mr. Reyes also played a significant role in special projects, such as the development of the future National Security Division. Prior to that, Mr. Reyes served as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division (2003-2005) where he was chief counsel to the Assistant Attorney General on issues related to anti-human trafficking efforts, among other division issues. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Reyes was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division where he provided counsel to the head of the division and led the supervision over various Division litigation efforts, including the U.S. government litigation versus the tobacco industry and several civil defensive matters. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Reyes served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, handling a robust civil litigation practice at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court. Mr. Reyes has been granted numerous high-level security clearances after successfully passing requisite extensive FBI background checks multiple times. Mr. Reyes received a B.A. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. We believe that Mr. Reyes is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive legal experience.
Family Relationships and Other Arrangements
There are no family relationships among our directors and executive officers. Other than as set forth above, there are no arrangements or understandings between or among our executive officers and directors pursuant to which any director or executive officer was or is to be selected as a director or executive officer.
Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings
To our knowledge, during the last ten years, none of our directors, executive officers (including those of our subsidiaries), promoters or control persons have:
|●||had a bankruptcy petition filed by or against any business of which such person was a general partner or executive officer either at the time of the bankruptcy or within two years prior to that time;|
|●||been convicted in a criminal proceeding or been subject to a pending criminal proceeding, excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses;|
|●||been subject to any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities;|
|●||been found by a court of competent jurisdiction (in a civil action), the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, or the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, and the judgment has not been reversed, suspended or vacated; and|
|●||been the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization, any registered entity, or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.|
Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight
Since inception, we have separated the roles of Chairman of the Board (“Chairman”) and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Although the separation of roles has been appropriate for us during this time period, in the view of the Board, the advisability of the separation of these roles depends upon the specific circumstances and dynamics of our leadership.
As Chairman Al Weiss will serve as the primary liaison between the CEO and the independent directors and provides strategic input and counseling to the CEO. With input from other members of the Board, committee chairs and management, he will preside over meetings of the Board.
The Board, as a unified body and through its committee participation, will organize the execution of its monitoring and oversight roles and does not expect the Chairman to organize those functions. Our primary rationale for separating the positions of Chairman and CEO is the recognition of the time commitments and activities required to function effectively as the Chairman and as the CEO of a company with a relatively flat management structure. The separation of roles has permitted the Board to recruit senior executives into the CEO position with skills and experience that meet the Board’s planning for the position, some of which such individuals may not have extensive public company board experience.
The Board has three standing committees: Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance/Nominating. The membership of each of the committees of the Board is comprised of independent directors, with each of the committees having a chairman, each of whom is an independent director. Our non-management members of the Board will meet in executive session at each regular Board meeting. The charter of each committee will be available on ourwebsite at www.EzFillApp.com.
Risk is inherent with every business, and how well a business manages risk can ultimately determine its success. Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of the risks we face, while the Board, as a whole and through its committees, has responsibility for the oversight of risk management. In its risk oversight role, the Board is responsible for satisfying itself that the risk management processes designed and implemented by management are adequate and functioning as designed.
The Board believes that establishing the right “tone at the top” and that full and open communication between executive management and the Board are essential for effective risk management and oversight. Our CEO communicates frequently with members of the Board to discuss strategy and challenges facing our company. Each quarter, the Board will receive presentations from senior management on matters involving our key areas of operations.
We have a separately-designated standing Audit Committee established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. The Audit Committee’s responsibilities include, among other things: (i) selecting and retaining an independent registered public accounting firm to act as our independent auditors, setting the compensation for our independent auditors, overseeing the work done by our independent auditors and terminating our independent auditors, if necessary, (ii) periodically evaluating the qualifications, performance and independence of our independent auditors, (iii) pre-approving all auditing and permitted non-audit services to be provided by our independent auditors, (iv) reviewing with management and our independent auditors our annual audited financial statements and our quarterly reports prior to filing such reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, including the results of our independent auditors’ review of our quarterly financial statements, and (v) reviewing with management and our independent auditors significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of our financial statements. The Audit Committee also prepares the Audit Committee report that is required to be included in our annual proxy statement pursuant to the rules of the SEC.
As of the completion of this offering the Audit Committee will consist of three members, the chairman of the Audit Committee is Mr. Jack Levine. Under the applicable rules and regulations of NASDAQ, each member of must be considered independent in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(c)(2)(A)(i) and (ii) and Rule 10A-3(b)(1) under the Exchange Act. The Board has determined that each of the members is “independent” as that term is defined under applicable NASDAQ and SEC rules. Mr. Jack Levine is our audit committee financial expert.
We have a separetly-designated Compensation Committee. The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to discharge the Board’s responsibilities relating to compensation of our directors and executive officers. The Compensation Committee has responsibility for, among other things, (i) recommending to the Board for approval the overall compensation philosophy for our company and periodically reviewing the overall compensation philosophy for all employees to ensure it is appropriate and does not incentivize unnecessary and excessive risk taking, (ii) reviewing annually and making recommendations to the Board for approval, as necessary or appropriate, with respect to our compensation plans, (iii) based on an annual review, determining and approving, or at the discretion of the Compensation Committee, recommending to the Board for determination and approval, the compensation and other terms of employment of each of our officers, (iv) reviewing and making recommendations to the Board with respect to the compensation of directors, (v) overseeing our regulatory compliance with respect to compensation matters, (vi) reviewing and discussing with management, prior to the filing of our annual proxy statement or annual report on Form 10-K, our disclosure relating to executive compensation, including our Compensation Discussion and Analysis and executive and director compensation tables as required by SEC rules, and (vii) preparing an annual report regarding executive compensation for inclusion in our annual proxy statement or our annual report on Form 10-K. The Compensation Committee has the power to form one or more subcommittees, each of which may take such actions as may be delegated by the Compensation Committee.
The charter of the Compensation Committee grants the Compensation Committee authority to select, retain, compensate, oversee and terminate any compensation consultant to be used to assist in the evaluation of director, chief executive officer, officer and our other compensation and benefit plans and to approve the compensation consultant’s fees and other retention terms. The Compensation Committee is directly responsible for the appointment, compensation and oversight of the work of any internal or external legal, accounting or other advisors and consultants retained by the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee may also select or retain advice and assistance from an internal or external legal, accounting or other advisor as the Compensation Committee determines to be necessary or advisable in connection with the discharge of its duties and responsibilities and will have the direct responsibility to appoint, compensate and oversee any such advisor
As completion of this offering the, the Compensation Committee will consist of three members, the chairman of the Compensation Committee is Mr. Luis Reyes. The Board has determined that all of the members are “independent” under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5602(a)(2).
Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee
The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee has responsibility for assisting the Board in, among other things, (i) effecting Board organization, membership and function, including identifying qualified board nominees, (ii) effecting the organization, membership and function of the committees of the Board, including the composition of the committees of the Board and recommending qualified candidates for the committees of the Board, (iii) evaluating and providing successor planning for the chief executive officer and our other executive officers, (iv) identifying and evaluating candidates for director in accordance with certain general and specific criteria, (v) developing and recommending to the Board Corporate Governance Guidelines and any changes thereto, setting forth the corporate governance principles applicable to us, and overseeing compliance with the our Corporate Governance Guidelines, and (vi) reviewing potential conflicts of interest involving directors and determining whether such directors may vote on issues as to which there may be a conflict. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and evaluating candidates for director. Potential nominees are identified by the Board based on the criteria, skills and qualifications that are deemed appropriate by the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee believes that candidates for director should have certain minimum qualifications, including high character and integrity, an inquiring mind and vision, willingness to ask hard questions, ability to work well with others, freedom from conflicts of interest, willingness to devote sufficient time to the Company’s affairs, diligence in fulfilling his or her responsibilities and the capacity and desire to represent the best interests of the Company and our stockholders as a whole and not primarily a special interest group or constituency. While our nominating criteria does not prescribe specific diversity standards, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee and its independent members seek to identify nominees that have a variety of perspectives, professional experience, education, difference in viewpoints and skills, and personal qualities that will result in a well-rounded Board.
As of completion of this offering, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee will consist of three members. Mr. Jack Levine is the chairman of the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. The Board has determined that all of the members are “independent” under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(a)(2).
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
As of the completion of this offering we will have adopted a formal Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applicable to all Board members, officers and employees. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics will be found on our website (EzFillApp.com).
Summary Compensation Table
The following table provides certain summary information concerning compensation awarded to, earned by or paid to our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer and our other highest paid executive officer whose total annual salary and bonus exceeded $100,000 (collectively, the “named executive officers”) from our formation in March 2019 through June 30, 2019. The Company did not pay any executive officers through June 30, 2020.
|Name and Principal Position||Year||Salary ($)||Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($)(1)||Option Awards ($) (2)||Stock Awards ($) (3)||Total ($)|
Former President and Executive Chairman
Employment and Director Agreements
Executive Employment Agreements
We have entered into an employment agreement with Michael McConnell pursuant to which on October 12, 2020 Mr. McConnell began serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Under the employment agreement Mr. McConnell is being paid $300,000 annually less applicable taxes and deductions, provided that until November 11, 2020, Mr. McConnell’s salary will accrue on a deferred basis to be paid upon the close of our initial public offering and listing on a market or exchange. Mr. McConnell’s salary will automatically increase by 10% on each anniversary of his employment start date. Under the employment agreement we will also issue Mr. McConnell a signing bonus of $200,000 of the Company’s restricted common stock based on a share price of $1.00 per share. Mr. McConnell will also be entitled to receive an annual award under the Company’s incentive plan that is equal to 50% of his salary of which 25% of such grant will be in the form of restricted common stock and the remaining seventy-five percent shall be in the form of options to purchase common stock. The grants of the restricted common stock under the incentive plan will vest one year from the date of such grant and the options shall best in equal one-third increments on each anniversary of the date they were granted. The term of Mr. McConnell’s employment agreement is for a term of three years, provided that it will renew automatically for additional one year terms unless the Company provides notice of termination for at least 30 days prior to the end of the term and the employment agreement contains standard provisions for terminating the agreement upon death, disability or for cause.
Cheryl Hanrehan on September 14, 2020 began serving as the Company’s Chief Operations Officer, pursuant to the terms of an employment agreement. On November 25, 2020 the Company amended the terms of Ms. Hanrehan’s employment us. Pursuant to the amended employment agreement, Ms. Hanrehan is being paid $225,000 annually. Under the employment agreement as amended, we will also issue Ms. Hanrehan a signing bonus of 100,000 shares of the Company’s restricted common stock based on a share price of $1.00 per share. Ms. Hanrehan will also be entitled to receive an annual award under the Company’s incentive plan that is equal to 40% of her salary of which 25% of such grant will be in the form of restricted common stock and the remaining seventy-five percent shall be in the form of options to purchase common stock. The grants of the restricted common stock under the incentive plan will vest one year from the date of such grant and the options shall best in equal one-third increments on each anniversary of the date they were granted. The term of Ms. Hanrehan’s employment is two years, provided that it will renew automatically for an additional one-year term unless the Company provides notice of termination at least 30 days prior to the end of the term. The employment agreement with Ms. Hanrehan’s also contains standard provisions for terminating her employment upon death, disability or for cause.
We have entered into an agreement with Rick Dery pursuant to which on November 2, 2020, he began serving as our Chief Commercial Officer. Under this agreement, we will pay Mr. Dery $150 an hour less applicable taxes and deductions provided Mr. Dery can choose to be paid in shares of our common stock based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour. Following the closing of our initial public offering, Mr. Dery’s salary will be $275,000 per year, less applicable taxes and deductions. Mr. Dery’s annual salary will automatically increase by 5% on each anniversary of his start date. Mr. Dery is being issued 100,000 shares of our common stock as a signing bonus based on a per share price of $1.00 per share. Mr. Dery will be entitled to an annual performance bonus equal to 45% of his base salary based on the achievement of certain performance indicators agreed to by us and Mr. Dery. Mr. Dery also be entitled to receive an annual award under the Company’s incentive plan that is equal to 50% of his salary of which 50% of such grant will be in the form of restricted common stock and the remaining 50% will be in in the form of options to purchase common stock. The grants of the restricted common stock under the incentive plan will vest one year from the date of such grant and the options shall best in equal one-third increments on each anniversary of the date they were granted. The term of Mr. Dery’s employment agreement is three years, provided that it will renew automatically for additional one year terms unless the Company provides notice of termination at least 30 days prior to the end of the term. The employment agreement contains standard provisions for terminating the agreement upon death, disability or for cause.
Our directors have agree to serve upon the closing of this offering. Each of our directors have entered into a letter agreement with us. The agreement, provides that the director will receive such compensation as is approved by the Company’s compensation committee from time to time and that the current compensation structure each director shall receive __________________ except that for serving as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Allen Weiss shall receive $75,000 annually and $125,000 in restricted stock. The agreement also provides that the director shall not sell any shares of the Company’s common stock that they receive for 6 months from the receipt of such shares. The Agreement also specifies which, if any, committees the director will serve on. The agreement also provides that the Company will reimburse the director reasonable documented expenses relating to the director’s attendance at meeting of the board and reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred in connection with the performance of the director’s duties as a member of the board.
During the year ended June 30, 2019, the Company did not have any equity plan or have any outstanding equity awards.
2020 Equity Incentive Plan
On August 1, 2020, our board of directors approved the EzFill Holdings, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan. We have reserved twenty percent of our outstanding shares of our common stock for issuance under the 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2020 Plan). Participation in the 2020 Plan will continue until all of the benefits to which the participants are entitled have been paid in full.
Description of Awards under the 2020 Plan
Awards to Company Employees. Under the 2020 Plan, the compensation committee, or the committee, which will administer the plan, may award to eligible employees incentive and nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance units and performance shares.
Awards to Non-Employees. The Committee may award to non-employees, including non-employee directors, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, or SARs, restricted stock and restricted stock units.
The Committee has discretion to award incentive stock options, or ISOs, which are intended to comply with Section 422 of the Code, or nonqualified stock options, or NQSOs, which are not intended to comply with Section 422 of the Code. The exercise price of an option may not be less than the fair market value of the underlying shares of common stock on the date of grant. The 2020 Plan defines “fair market value” as the closing sale price at which shares of our common stock have been sold regular way on the principal securities exchange on which the shares are traded.
Stock Appreciation Rights
The Committee may award SARs under the 2020 Plan upon such terms and conditions as it may establish. At the discretion of the Committee, the payment upon SAR exercise may be in cash, in shares of Company common stock of equivalent value, or in some combination thereof. The Committee’s determination regarding the form of payment for the exercised SAR will be set forth in the award agreement.
The Committee may impose restrictions and conditions as to awards of shares of restricted stock as it deems advisable. As specified in the relevant award agreement, restrictions may include a requirement that participants pay a stipulated purchase price for each share of restricted stock, restrictions based upon the achievement of specific performance goals (Company-wide, divisional and/or individual), time-based restrictions on vesting following the attainment of the performance goals and/or restrictions under applicable federal or state securities laws.
We may retain in our possession the certificates representing shares of restricted stock until the time when all conditions and/or restrictions applicable to those shares awarded under the 2020 Plan have been satisfied. Generally, shares of restricted stock covered by each restricted stock grant made under the 2020 Plan will become freely transferable by the participant following the last day of the applicable period of restriction. However, even after the satisfaction of the restrictions and conditions imposed by the 2020 Plan and the particular award agreement, shares owned by an affiliate of the Company will be subject to restrictions on transfer under the Securities Act.
Awards to Employees. The Committee may choose to award shares of restricted stock under the 2020 Plan upon such terms and conditions as it may establish. The award agreement will specify the period(s) of restriction, the number of shares of restricted stock granted, the requirement that a participant pay a stipulated purchase price for each share, restrictions based upon the achievement of specific performance objectives, other restrictions governing the subject award and/or restrictions under applicable federal or state securities laws. Recipients may have the right to vote these shares from the date of grant, as determined by the Committee on the date of award. As determined by the Committee on the date of award, participants may receive dividends on their shares of restricted stock. Dividends accrued on restricted stock will be paid only if the restricted stock vests.
Each award agreement for restricted stock will specify the extent to which the participant will have the right, if any, to retain unvested restricted stock following termination of the participant’s employment with the Company. In its sole discretion, the Committee will make these determinations; these provisions need not be uniform among all awards of restricted stock issued under the 2020 Plan and may reflect distinctions based on reasons for termination of employment.
Awards to Non-Employee Directors. Restricted stock awards to non-employee Directors will be subject to the restrictions for a period, which will commence upon the date when the restricted stock is awarded and will end on the earliest of the first to occur of the following:
|●||the retirement of the non-employee Director from the board of directors in compliance with the board’s retirement policy as then in effect;|
|●||the termination of the non-employee Director’s service on the board of directors as a result of the non-employee Director’s not being nominated for reelection by the board of directors;|
|●||the termination of the non-employee Director’s service on the board of directors because of the non-employee Director’s resignation or failure to stand for reelection with the consent of the board (which means approval by at least 80% of the Directors voting, with the affected non-employee Director abstaining);|
|●||the termination of the non-employee Director’s service on the board of directors because the non-employee Director, although nominated for reelection by the board of directors, is not reelected by the stockholders;|
|●||the termination of the non-employee Director’s service on the board of directors because of (i) the non-employee Director’s resignation at the request of the nominating and corporate governance of the board of directors, (ii) the non-employee Director’s removal by action of the stockholders or by the board of directors, or (iii) a change in control of the Company, as defined in the 2020 Plan;|
|●||the termination of the non-employee Director’s service on the board of directors because of disability or death; or|
|●||the vesting of the award in accordance with its terms.|
As of the date specified by the Committee, each non-employee Director will be awarded that number of shares of restricted stock as determined by the board of directors, after consideration of the recommendations of the Committee. A non-employee Director who is first elected to the board of directors on a date subsequent to the date so specified will be awarded that number of shares of restricted stock as determined by the board of directors, after consideration of the recommendations of the Committee. The amount of the award for the upcoming 2020 Plan year will be disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders.
Restricted Stock Units
The Committee may award restricted stock units, or RSUs. Each RSU will have a value equal to the fair market value of a share of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. In its discretion, the Committee may impose conditions and restrictions on RSUs, as specified in the RSU award agreement, including restrictions based upon the achievement of specific performance goals and time-based restrictions on vesting. As determined by the Committee at the time of the award, settlement of vested RSUs may be made in the form of cash, shares of Company stock, or a combination of cash and Company stock. Settlement of vested RSUs will be in a lump sum as soon as practicable after the vesting date but in no event later than two and one-half (2½) months following the vesting date. The amount of the settlement will equal the fair market value of the RSUs on the vesting date. Each RSU will be credited with an amount equal to the dividends paid on a share of Company stock between the date of award and the date the RSU is paid to the participant, if at all. Dividend equivalents will vest, if at all, upon the same terms and conditions governing the vesting of the RSUs under the 2020 Plan. Payment of the dividend equivalent will be paid at the same time as payment of the RSU. The holders of RSUs will have no voting rights.
Each award agreement for RSUs will specify the extent to which the participant will have the right, if any, to retain unvested RSUs following termination of the participant’s employment with the Company or, in the case of a non-employee Director, service with the board of directors. In its sole discretion, the Committee will make these determinations; these provisions need not be uniform among all awards of RSUs issued under the 2020 Plan and may reflect distinctions based on reasons for termination of employment or, in the case of a non-employee Director, service with the board of directors.
Performance Units/Performance Shares
The Committee has the discretion to award performance units and performance shares under the 2020 Plan upon such terms and conditions as it may establish, as evidenced in the relevant award agreement. Performance units will have an initial value as determined by the Committee, whereas performance shares will have an initial value equal to one share of common stock on the date of award. At the time of the award of the performance units or shares, the Committee in its discretion will establish performance goals which, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the number and/or value of performance units or shares that will be paid out to the participant. Under the terms of the 2020 Plan, after the applicable performance period has ended, the holder of performance units or shares will be entitled to receive payout on the number and value of performance units or shares earned by the participant over the performance period. The payout on the number and value of the performance units and performance shares will be a function of the extent to which corresponding performance goals are met.
Change in Control
In the event of a change in control, as defined in the 2020 Plan, generally all options and SARs granted under the 2020 Plan will vest and become immediately exercisable; and restriction periods and other restrictions imposed on restricted stock and RSUs will lapse.
No award under the 2020 Plan may be sold, transferred, pledged, assigned or otherwise transferred in any manner by a participant except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution; and any award will be exercisable during a participant’s lifetime only by the participant or by the participant’s guardian or legal representative. These limitations may be waived by the Committee, subject to restrictions imposed under the SEC’s short-swing trading rules and federal tax requirements relating to incentive stock options.
Duration of the 2020 Plan
The 2020 Plan will remain in effect until all shares subject to the 2020 Plan have been purchased or acquired under the terms of the 2020 Plan, and all performance periods for performance-based awards granted under the 2020 Plan have been completed. However, no award is permitted to be granted under the 2020 Plan on or after the day prior to the tenth anniversary of the date the board of directors approved the 2020 Plan. The board of directors, upon recommendation of the Committee, may at any time amend, suspend or terminate the 2020 Plan in whole or in part for any purpose the Committee deems appropriate, subject, however, to the limitations referenced in “Adjustment and Amendments” above.
Stock Option Plans
We intend to file one or more registration statements on Form S-8 under the Securities Act to register our shares issued or reserved for issuance under our stock option plan. We expect to file the first such registration statement soon after the date of this prospectus and such registration statement will automatically become effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, shares registered under such registration statement will be available for sale in the open market, unless such shares are subject to vesting restrictions with us or the lock-up restrictions described above. As of the date of this prospectus, we estimate that such registration statement on Form S-8 will cover 7,200,000 shares.
Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End
We did not issue any equity awards during the year ended June 30, 2020.
From our formation in March 2019 through June 30, 2020, we did not pay our directors any compensation for serving on our board. Subject to the completion of this offering, our independent board members will be compensated for their service on the board.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
The following is a description of transactions or series of transactions since inception, or any currently proposed transaction, to which we were or are to be a participant and in which the amount involved in the transaction or series of transactions exceeds $120,000, and in which any of our directors, executive officers or persons who we know hold more than five percent of any class of our capital stock, including their immediate family members, had or will have a direct or indirect material interest, other than compensation arrangements with our directors and executive officers.
We accepted notes payable from related parties in an aggregate amount of $560,000 from inception to date. The outstanding notes payable to related parties are:
1. 4/4/19 $300,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
2. 4/4/19 $100,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc. (an entity owned by Michael D. Farkas );
3. 5/8/2019 $20,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
4. 5/8/2019 $20,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
5. 6/26/2019 $10,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
6. 6/26/2019 $10,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
7. 7/3/2019 $10,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
8. 7/9/2019 $10,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
9. 7/12/2019 $10,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
10. 7/12/2019 $10,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
11. 7/29/2019 $10,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
12. 7/29/2019 $10,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
13. 12/6/2019 $5,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
14. 12/6/2019 $5,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
15. 12/24/2019 $5,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
16. 12/24/2019 $5,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
17. 1/17/2020 $10,000 note payable to LH MA 2 LLC;
18. 1/17/2020 $10,000 note payable to The Farkas Group, Inc.
The notes had standard interest rates. Certain amounts on the notes were convertible into common stock and certain notes included warrants to purchase common stock.
We entered into a consulting agreement, dated November 18, 2020 with Balance Labs, Inc. Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement Balance Labs will provide consulting services to us including assisting us with our initial public offering and assisting us with introductions to, and assistance with, negotiating and entering agreements with potential fleet, residential, marine and corporate customers that Balance Labs has relationships with. Balance Labs will also assist us with our expansion efforts. Under the Consulting Agreement, in payment of services that Balance Labs has already provided to us, we will issue Balance Labs 1,000,000 shares of its common stock and upon the completion of our initial public offering we will make a onetime payment of $200,000 to Balance Labs. During the first year of the term of the Consulting Agreement, We will pay Balance Labs $25,000 per month, provided that no payments will be due until after the completion of our initial public offering. In the second year of the agreement, the payment will decrease to $22,500 per month. On each anniversary of the initial term and the renewal terms we will issue Balance Labs 500,000 shares of our common stock.
The term of the Consulting Agreement is for two years provided that either party may terminate the Consulting Agreement at will and without cause upon 15 days’ advance written notice to the other party.
Should we elect to terminate the Consulting Agreement, without cause, prior to the end of the initial term of the Consulting Agreement, all Monthly Payments and Annual Bonuses for the initial term will become immediately due and payable. No payments will be due if we terminate the Consulting Agreement prior to the end of the initial term for cause.
Michael Farkas is the President, CEO, CFO and Chairman of the Board of Balance Labs. Mr. Farkas is also our former president and beneficially owns approximately 39.1 % of our common stock
Policies for Approval of Related Party Transactions
Our board of directors reviews and approves transactions with directors, officers and holders of 5% or more of our voting securities and their affiliates, or each, a related party. Prior to this offering, the material facts as to the related party’s relationship or interest in the transaction are disclosed to our board of directors prior to their consideration of such transaction, and the transaction is not considered approved by our board of directors unless a majority of the directors who are not interested in the transaction approve the transaction. Further, when stockholders are entitled to vote on a transaction with a related party, the material facts of the related party’s relationship or interest in the transaction are disclosed to the stockholders, who must approve the transaction in good faith.
In connection with this offering, we intend to adopt a written related party transactions policy that such transactions must be approved by our audit committee or another independent body of our board of directors.
Our The Board has determined that a majority of the Board consists of members who are currently “independent” as that term is defined under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(a)(2). The Board considers Allen Weiss, Jack Levine, and Luis Reyes to be “independent.”
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
The following table sets forth certain information regarding beneficial ownership of shares of our common stock as of November 10, 2020 by (i) each person known to beneficially own more than 5% of our outstanding common stock, (ii) each of our directors, (iii) each of our named executive officers, and (iv) all of our directors and executive officers as a group. Except as otherwise indicated, the persons named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares beneficially owned, subject to community property laws, where applicable.
|Name of Beneficial Owner (1)||Shares of Common Stock Beneficially Owned||Percentage(2)|
|Beneficial Owners of more than 5%|
|The Farkas Group, Inc(3)||12,704,772||20.3||%|
|SIF Energy LLC (3)||11,783,000||18 .8||%|
|Macmillan Holdings, Inc. (5)||2,500,000||4.0||%|
|Rensa LLC (6)||2,222,223||3.5||%|
Executive Officers and Directors
|Michael McConnell, CEO and Director||200,000||*|
|Cheryl Hanrehan, COO and Director||36,000||*|
|Richard Dery, COO and Director||100,000||*|
|All Officers and Directors as a Group (7 persons)||736,000||1.01||%|
*Less than 1%
|(1)||The address of each of the officers and directors is c/o 2125 Biscayne Blvd, #309 Miami, Fl. 33137; the address of Michael D. Farkas is 1221 Brickell Avenue, Ste. 900, Miami, Fl. 33131; the address for Jacob Sod is 58 Larch Hill Road, Lawrence, NY 11559; the address for Daniel Alonso is 2955 East 11th Ave., Hialeah, Fl. 33013; the address for Ron Friedman is 207 West 25th St. 9th Floor, NY, NY 10001.|
|(2)||The calculation in this column is based upon 62,412,366 shares of common stock outstanding on November 21, 2020. Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to the subject securities. Shares of common stock that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of November 21 , 2020 are deemed to be beneficially owned by the person holding such securities for the purpose of computing the percentage beneficial ownership of such person, but are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage beneficial ownership of any other person.|
|(3)||Michael D. Farkas has voting and investment control of the shares of common stock held by the Farkas Group, Inc and SIF Energy LLC|
|(4)||The shares of common stock are held by MA 2 LLC; and Crestview 360 Holdings, LLC. Jacob Sod has voting and investment control of the shares of common stock held by these entites.|
|(5)||Daniel Alonso has voting and investment control of the shares of common stock held by Macmillan Holdings, Inc.|
|(6)||Ron Friedman has voting and investment control of the shares of common stock held by Rensa LLC|
|(7)||Jack Levine holds these shares through an entity Cameo Life Sciences Investments, LLC|
DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
The following descriptions are summaries of the material terms of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, which will be effective upon closing of this offering. The descriptions of the common stock and preferred stock give effect to changes to our capital structure that will occur immediately prior to the closing of this offering. We refer in this section to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation as our certificate of incorporation, and we refer to our amended and restated bylaws as our bylaws.
Upon completion of this offering, our authorized capital stock will consist of five hundred million (500,000,000) shares of common stock, par value $.0001 per share, and fifty million (50,000,000) shares of preferred stock, par value $.0001 per share, all of which shares of preferred stock will be undesignated.
As of the date of this prospectus, 39,338,766 shares of our common stock were outstanding and held by stockholders of record.
The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders. The holders of our common stock do not have any cumulative voting rights. Holders of our common stock are entitled to receive ratably any dividends declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available for that purpose, subject to any preferential dividend rights of any outstanding preferred stock. Our common stock has no preemptive rights, conversion rights or other subscription rights or redemption or sinking fund provisions.
In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of our common stock will be entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of all debts and other liabilities and any liquidation preference of any outstanding preferred stock. The shares to be issued by us in this offering will be, when issued and paid for, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
Our board of directors will have the authority, without further action by our stockholders, to issue up to 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and to fix the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions thereof. These rights, preferences and privileges could include dividend rights, conversion rights, voting rights, terms of redemption, liquidation preferences, sinking fund terms and the number of shares constituting, or the designation of, such series, any or all of which may be greater than the rights of common stock. The issuance of our preferred stock could adversely affect the voting power of holders of common stock and the likelihood that such holders will receive dividend payments and payments upon our liquidation. In addition, the issuance of preferred stock could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of our company or other corporate action.
We do not have preferred stock outstanding.
Appointment of Directors
Our Ceritifcate of Incorporation provides that subject to any limitations imposed by applicable law and subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock, any vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other causes and any newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors, shall, unless the Board of Directors determines by resolution that any such vacancies or newly created directorships shall be filled by the stockholders and except as otherwise provided by applicable law, be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board of Directors, and not by the stockholders. Any director elected in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the director for which the vacancy was created or occurred and until such director’s successor shall have been elected and qualified.
Amendments of our Bylaws
The Board of Directors is expressly empowered to adopt, amend or repeal the our Bylaws. Any adoption, amendment or repeal of our the Bylaws shall require the approval of a majority of the authorized number of directors. Our stockholders shall also have power to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of the Company; provided, however, that, in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of stock of the Company required by law or by our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, such action by stockholders shall require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66 2/3%) of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.
There are stock options outstanding to purchase 280,000 shares of common stock pursuant to loans to the Company and stock options to purchase 123,336 shares of common stock pursuant to consulting agreements.
Our shareholders do not have any registration rights.
Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law
Upon completion of this offering, we will be subject to the provisions of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. In general, Section 203 prohibits a publicly held Delaware corporation from engaging in a “business combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a three-year period following the time that this stockholder becomes an interested stockholder, unless the business combination is approved in a prescribed manner. Under Section 203, a business combination between a corporation and an interested stockholder is prohibited unless it satisfies one of the following conditions:
|●||before the stockholder became interested, our board of directors approved either the business combination or the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;|
|●||upon consummation of the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding, shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers, and employee stock plans, in some instances, but not the outstanding voting stock owned by the interested stockholder; or|
|●||at or after the time the stockholder became interested, the business combination was approved by our board of directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding voting stock which is not owned by the interested stockholder.|
|Section 203 defines a business combination to include:|
|●||any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder;|
|●||any sale, transfer, lease, pledge or other disposition involving the interested stockholder of 10% or more of the assets of the corporation;|
|●||subject to exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder;|
|●||subject to exceptions, any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock of any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; and|
|●||the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits provided by or through the corporation.|
In general, Section 203 defines an interested stockholder as any entity or person beneficially owning 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation and any entity or person affiliated with or controlling or controlled by the entity or person.
We intend to apply to list our common stock on a national exchange or marketplace.
Transfer Agent and Registrar
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock will be Worldwide Stock Transfer. The transfer agent and registrar’s address is One University Plaza, Suite 505, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE
Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our shares. Future sales of our common stock in the public market, or the availability of such shares for sale in the public market, could adversely affect market prices prevailing from time to time. As described below, only a limited number of shares will be available for sale shortly after this offering due to contractual and legal restrictions on resale. Nevertheless, sales of our common stock in the public market after such restrictions lapse, or the perception that those sales may occur, could adversely affect the prevailing market price at such time and our ability to raise equity capital in the future.
Based on the number of shares outstanding as of the date of this prospectus, upon the completion of this offering, shares of our common stock will be outstanding, assuming no exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to purchase additional shares. Of the outstanding shares, all of the shares sold in this offering will be freely tradable, except that any shares held by our affiliates, as that term is defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, may only be sold in compliance with the limitations described below.
In general, a person who has beneficially owned restricted stock for at least six months would be entitled to sell his securities provided that (i) such person is not deemed to have been one of our affiliates at the time of, or at any time during the 90 days preceding, a sale and (ii) we are subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, periodic reporting requirements for at least 90 days before the sale. Persons who have beneficially owned restricted shares for at least six months but who are our affiliates at the time of, or any time during the 90 days preceding, a sale, would be subject to additional restrictions, by which such person would be entitled to sell within any three-month period only a number of securities that does not exceed the greater of either of the following:
|●||1% of the number of shares then outstanding, which will equal approximately shares immediately after this offering assuming no exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, based on the number of shares outstanding as of the date of this prospectus; or|
|●||the average weekly trading volume of our common stock during the four calendar weeks preceding the filing of a notice on Form 144 with respect to the sale.|
Provided, in each case, that we are subject to the Exchange Act periodic reporting requirements for at least 90 days before the sale. Such sales both by affiliates and by non-affiliates must also comply with the manner of sale, current public information and notice provisions of Rule 144.
Rule 701 under the Securities Act, as in effect on the date of this prospectus, permits resales of shares in reliance upon Rule 144 but without compliance with certain restrictions of Rule 144, including the holding period requirement. Most of our employees, executive officers or directors who purchased shares under a written compensatory plan or contract may be entitled to rely on the resale provisions of Rule 701, but all holders of Rule 701 shares are required to wait until 90 days after the date of this prospectus before selling their shares. However, substantially all Rule 701 shares are subject to lock-up agreements as described below and under “Underwriting” included elsewhere in this prospectus and will become eligible for sale upon the expiration of the restrictions set forth in those agreements.
In connection with this offering, our current stockholders, who held at least shares of common stock as of the date of this prospectus and all of our executive officers and directors have signed lock-up agreements which prevent them from selling any of our common stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for common stock for a period of 180 days and 365 days, respectively, from the date of the prospectus for this offering without the prior written consent of the Representative. The Representative may in its sole discretion and at any time without notice release some or all of the shares subject to the lock-up agreements prior to the expiration of the 365-day or 180-day period, as applicable. When determining whether or not to release shares from the lock-up agreements, the Representative will consider, among other factors, the stockholder’s reasons for requesting the release, the number of shares for which the release is being requested and market conditions at the time.
ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., is acting as the Representative of the underwriters of the offering. We have entered into an underwriting agreement dated 2021 with the Representative. Subject to the terms and conditions of the underwriting agreement, we have agreed to sell to each underwriter named below, and each underwriter named below has severally agreed to purchase, at the public offering price less the underwriting discounts set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, the number of shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, the number of shares of common stock listed next to its name in the following table:
|Underwriter||Number of Shares|
|ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc.|
The underwriters are committed to purchase all the shares of common stock offered by the Company, other than those covered by the over-allotment option to purchase additional shares of common stock described below. The obligations of the underwriters may be terminated upon the occurrence of certain events specified in the underwriting agreement. Furthermore, the underwriting agreement provides that the obligations of the underwriters to pay for and accept delivery of the shares offered by us in this prospectus are subject to various representations and warranties and other customary conditions specified in the underwriting agreement, such as receipt by the underwriters of officers’ certificates and legal opinions.
We have agreed to indemnify the underwriters against specified liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and to contribute to payments the underwriters may be required to make in respect thereof.
The underwriters are offering the shares of common stock subject to prior sale, when, as and if issued to and accepted by them, subject to approval of legal matters by their counsel and other conditions specified in the underwriting agreement. The underwriters reserve the right to withdraw, cancel or modify offers to the public and to reject orders in whole or in part.
We have granted the Representative an over-allotment option. This option, which is exercisable for up to 45 days after the date of this prospectus, permits the underwriters to purchase up to an aggregate of additional shares of common stock (equal to 15% of the total number of shares of common stock sold in this offering) at the public offering price per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions, solely to cover over-allotments, if any. If the underwriters exercise this option in whole or in part, then the underwriters will be severally committed, subject to the conditions described in the underwriting agreement, to purchase the additional shares of common stock in proportion to their respective commitments set forth in the prior table.
Discounts, Commissions and Reimbursement
The representative has advised us that the underwriters propose to offer the shares of common stock to the public at the initial public offering price per share set forth on the cover page of this prospectus. The underwriters may offer shares to securities dealers at that price less a concession of not more than $ per share of which up to $ per share may be reallowed to other dealers. After the initial offering to the public, the public offering price and other selling terms may be changed by the representative.
The following table summarizes the underwriting discounts and commissions and proceeds, before expenses, to us assuming both no exercise and full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option:
|Per Share||Without Option||With Option|
|Public offering price||$||$||$|
|Underwriting discounts and commissions (7.5%)||$||$||$|
|Non-accountable expense allowance (1%)||$||$||$|
|Proceeds, before expenses, to us||$||$||$|
We have agreed to pay an expense deposit of $20,000 to (or on behalf of) the representative, which will be applied against the actual out-of-pocket accountable expenses that will be paid by us to the underwriters in connection with this offering, and will be reimbursed to us to the extent not incurred, of which $ has been paid as of the date hereof.
In addition, we have also agreed to pay the following expenses of the underwriters relating to the offering: (a) all fees, expenses and disbursements relating to background checks of our officers and directors in an amount not to exceed $15,000 in the aggregate; (b) all filing fees and communication expenses associated with the review of this offering by FINRA; (c) all fees, expenses and disbursements relating to the registration, qualification or exemption of securities offered under the securities laws of foreign jurisdictions designated by the underwriter, including the reasonable fees and expenses of the underwriter’s blue sky counsel; (d) $29,500 for the underwriters’ use of Ipreo’s book-building, prospectus tracking and compliance software for this offering; (e) the costs associated with bound volumes of the public offering materials as well as commemorative mementos and lucite tombstones not to exceed $3,000, (f) the fees and expenses of the representatives’ legal counsel incurred in connection with this offering in an amount up to $125,000; (g) $10,000 for data services; and (h) up to $20,000 of the representative’s actual accountable road show expenses for the offering.
We estimate the expenses of this offering payable by us, not including underwriting discounts and commissions, will be approximately $ .
Upon the closing of this offering, we have agreed to issue to the representative warrants, or the Representative’s Warrants, to purchase a number of shares of common stock equal to 5% of the total number of shares sold in this public offering. The Representative’s Warrants will be exercisable at a per share exercise price equal to 125% of the public offering price per share of common stock sold in this offering. The Representative’s Warrants are exercisable at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, during the four and one half year period commencing six months from the effective date of the registration statement related to this offering. The Representative’s Warrants also provide for one demand registration right of the shares underlying the Representative’s Warrants, and unlimited “piggyback” registration rights with respect to the registration of the shares of common stock underlying the Representative’s Warrants and customary antidilution provisions. The demand registration right provided will not be greater than five years from the date of the underwriting agreement related to this offering in compliance with FINRA Rule 5110(f)(2)(G). The piggyback registration right provided will not be greater than seven years from the date of the underwriting agreement related to this offering in compliance with FINRA Rule 5110(f)(2)(G).
The Representative’s Warrants and the shares of common stock underlying the Representative’s Warrants have been deemed compensation by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, and are therefore subject to a 180-day lock-up pursuant to Rule 5110(g)(1) of FINRA. The representative, or permitted assignees under such rule, may not sell, transfer, assign, pledge, or hypothecate the Representative’s Warrants or the securities underlying the Representative’s Warrants, nor will the representative engage in any hedging, short sale, derivative, put, or call transaction that would result in the effective economic disposition of the Representative’s Warrants or the underlying shares for a period of 180 days from the effective date of the registration statement. Additionally, the Representative’s Warrants may not be sold transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated for a 180-day period following the effective date of the registration statement except to any underwriter and selected dealer participating in the offering and their bona fide officers or partners. The Representative’s Warrants will provide for adjustment in the number and price of the Representative’s Warrants and the shares of common stock underlying such Representative’s Warrants in the event of recapitalization, merger, stock split or other structural transaction, or a future financing undertaken by us.
Pricing of the Offering
Prior to this offering, there has been no established public market for our common stock. The initial public offering price was determined by negotiations among us and the Representative. In addition to prevailing market conditions, among the factors considered in determining the initial public offering price of our common stock were:
|●||the information included in this prospectus and otherwise available to the Representative;|
|●||our historical performance;|
|●||estimates of our business potential and our earnings prospects;|
|●||an assessment of our management;|
|●||and the consideration of the above factors in relation to market valuation of companies in related businesses.|
An active trading market for the shares of our common stock may not develop. It is also possible that the shares will not trade in the public market at or above the initial public offering price following the closing of this offering.
We intend to apply for listing of our common stock on under the trading symbol “[EZFL].” In order to meet one of the requirements for listing the common stock, the underwriters will undertake to sell to a minimum of 300 round lot stockholders.
Right of First Refusal
Until , 2022 (eighteen (18) months from the date of the underwriting agreement) the representative shall have an irrevocable right of first refusal to act as sole investment banker, sole book-runner and/or sole placement agent, at the representative sole discretion, for each and every future public and private equity and debt offerings for the Company, or any successor to or any subsidiary of the Company, including all equity linked financings, on terms customary to the representative. The representative shall have the sole right to determine whether or not any other broker-dealer shall have the right to participate in any such offering and the economic terms of any such participation. The representative will not have more than one opportunity to waive or terminate the right of first refusal in consideration of any payment or fee.
The Company and each of its directors and officers have agreed for a period of (i) twelve months after the date of this prospectus in the case of directors and officers and (ii) six months after the date of this prospectus in the case of the Company, without the prior written consent of the representative, not to directly or indirectly:
|●||issue (in the case of us), offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, lend or otherwise transfer or dispose of any shares of common stock or other capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for our common stock or other capital stock; or|
|●||in the case of us, file or cause the filing of any registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to any shares of common stock or other capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for our common stock or other capital stock; or|
|●||complete any offering of debt securities of the Company, other than entering into a line of credit, term loan arrangement or other debt instrument with a traditional bank; or|
|●||enter into any swap or other agreement, arrangement, hedge or transaction that transfers to another, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the economic consequences of ownership of our common stock or other capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for our common stock or other capital stock, whether any transaction described in any of the foregoing bullet points is to be settled by delivery of our common stock or other capital stock, other securities, in cash or otherwise, or publicly announce an intention to do any of the foregoing.|
Electronic Offer, Sale and Distribution of Securities
A prospectus in electronic format may be made available on the websites maintained by one or more of the underwriters or selling group members. The representative may agree to allocate a number of securities to underwriters and selling group members for sale to its online brokerage account holders. Internet distributions will be allocated by the underwriters and selling group members that will make internet distributions on the same basis as other allocations. Other than the prospectus in electronic format, the information on these websites is not part of, nor incorporated by reference into, this prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, has not been approved or endorsed by us, and should not be relied upon by investors.
In connection with this offering, the underwriters may engage in stabilizing transactions, over-allotment transactions, syndicate-covering transactions, penalty bids and purchases to cover positions created by short sales.
Stabilizing transactions permit bids to purchase shares so long as the stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum, and are engaged in for the purpose of preventing or retarding a decline in the market price of the shares while the offering is in progress.
Over-allotment transactions involve sales by the underwriters of shares in excess of the number of shares the underwriters are obligated to purchase. This creates a syndicate short position which may be either a covered short position or a naked short position. In a covered short position, the number of shares over-allotted by the underwriters is not greater than the number of shares that they may purchase in the over-allotment option. In a naked short position, the number of shares involved is greater than the number of shares in the over-allotment option. The underwriters may close out any short position by exercising their over-allotment option and/or purchasing shares in the open market.
Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of shares in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions. In determining the source of shares to close out the short position, the underwriters will consider, among other things, the price of shares available for purchase in the open market as compared with the price at which they may purchase shares through exercise of the over-allotment option. If the underwriters sell more shares than could be covered by exercise of the over-allotment option and, therefore, have a naked short position, the position can be closed out only by buying shares in the open market. A naked short position is more likely to be created if the underwriters are concerned that after pricing there could be downward pressure on the price of the shares in the open market that could adversely affect investors who purchase in the offering.
Penalty bids permit the representative to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member when the shares originally sold by that syndicate member are purchased in stabilizing or syndicate covering transactions to cover syndicate short positions.
These stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids may have the effect of raising or maintaining the market price of our shares of common stock or preventing or retarding a decline in the market price of our shares of common stock. As a result, the price of our common stock in the open market may be higher than it would otherwise be in the absence of these transactions. Neither we nor the underwriters make any representation or prediction as to the effect that the transactions described above may have on the price of our common stock. These transactions may be effected on , in the over-the-counter market or otherwise and, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time.
Certain of the underwriters and their affiliates may in the future provide various investment banking, commercial banking and other financial services for us and our affiliates for which they may in the future receive customary fees.
Offer restrictions outside the United States
Other than in the United States, no action has been taken by us or the underwriters that would permit a public offering of the securities offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. The securities offered by this prospectus may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, nor may this prospectus or any other offering material or advertisements in connection with the offer and sale of any such securities be distributed or published in any jurisdiction, except under circumstances that will result in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of that jurisdiction. Persons into whose possession this prospectus comes are advised to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions relating to the offering and the distribution of this prospectus. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or a solicitation is unlawful.
This prospectus is not a disclosure document under Chapter 6D of the Australian Corporations Act, has not been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and does not purport to include the information required of a disclosure document under Chapter 6D of the Australian Corporations Act. Accordingly, (i) the offer of the securities under this prospectus is only made to persons to whom it is lawful to offer the securities without disclosure under Chapter 6D of the Australian Corporations Act under one or more exemptions set out in section 708 of the Australian Corporations Act, (ii) this prospectus is made available in Australia only to those persons as set forth in clause (i) above, and (iii) the offeree must be sent a notice stating in substance that by accepting this offer, the offeree represents that the offeree is such a person as set forth in clause (i) above, and, unless permitted under the Australian Corporations Act, agrees not to sell or offer for sale within Australia any of the securities sold to the offeree within 12 months after its transfer to the offeree under this prospectus.
The information in this document does not constitute a public offer of the securities, whether by way of sale or subscription, in the People’s Republic of China (excluding, for purposes of this paragraph, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region and Taiwan). The securities may not be offered or sold directly or indirectly in the PRC to legal or natural persons other than directly to “qualified domestic institutional investors.”
European Economic Area—Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands
The information in this document has been prepared on the basis that all offers of securities will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Directive 2003/71/EC (“Prospectus Directive”), as implemented in Member States of the European Economic Area (each, a “Relevant Member State”), from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities.
An offer to the public of securities has not been made, and may not be made, in a Relevant Member State except pursuant to one of the following exemptions under the Prospectus Directive as implemented in that Relevant Member State:
|●||to legal entities that are authorized or regulated to operate in the financial markets or, if not so authorized or regulated, whose corporate purpose is solely to invest in securities;|
|●||to any legal entity that has two or more of (i) an average of at least 250 employees during its last fiscal year; (ii) a total balance sheet of more than €43,000,000 (as shown on its last annual unconsolidated or consolidated financial statements) and (iii) an annual net turnover of more than €50,000,000 (as shown on its last annual unconsolidated or consolidated financial statements);|
|●||to fewer than 100 natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive) subject to obtaining the prior consent of the Company or any underwriter for any such offer; or|
|●||in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, provided that no such offer of securities shall result in a requirement for the publication by the Company of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive.|
This document is not being distributed in the context of a public offering of financial securities (offre au public de titres financiers) in France within the meaning of Article L.411-1 of the French Monetary and Financial Code (Code Monétaire et Financier) and Articles 211-1 et seq. of the General Regulation of the French Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”). The securities have not been offered or sold and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France.
This document and any other offering material relating to the securities have not been, and will not be, submitted to the AMF for approval in France and, accordingly, may not be distributed or caused to distributed, directly or indirectly, to the public in France.
Such offers, sales and distributions have been and shall only be made in France to (i) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés) acting for their own account, as defined in and in accordance with Articles L.411-2-II-2° and D.411-1 to D.411-3, D.744-1, D.754-1 ;and D.764-1 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and any implementing regulation and/or (ii) a restricted number of non-qualified investors (cercle restreint d’investisseurs) acting for their own account, as defined in and in accordance with Articles L.411-2-II-2° and D.411-4, D.744-1, D.754-1; and D.764-1 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and any implementing regulation.
Pursuant to Article 211-3 of the General Regulation of the AMF, investors in France are informed that the securities cannot be distributed (directly or indirectly) to the public by the investors otherwise than in accordance with Articles L.411-1, L.411-2, L.412-1 and L.621-8 to L.621-8-3 of the French Monetary and Financial Code.
The information in this document does not constitute a prospectus under any Irish laws or regulations and this document has not been filed with or approved by any Irish regulatory authority as the information has not been prepared in the context of a public offering of securities in Ireland within the meaning of the Irish Prospectus (Directive 2003/71/EC) Regulations 2005 (the “Prospectus Regulations”). The securities have not been offered or sold, and will not be offered, sold or delivered directly or indirectly in Ireland by way of a public offering, except to (i) qualified investors as defined in Regulation 2(l) of the Prospectus Regulations and (ii) fewer than 100 natural or legal persons who are not qualified investors.
The securities offered by this prospectus have not been approved or disapproved by the Israeli Securities Authority (the ISA), or ISA, nor have such securities been registered for sale in Israel. The shares may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in Israel, absent the publication of a prospectus. The ISA has not issued permits, approvals or licenses in connection with the offering or publishing the prospectus; nor has it authenticated the details included herein, confirmed their reliability or completeness, or rendered an opinion as to the quality of the securities being offered. Any resale in Israel, directly or indirectly, to the public of the securities offered by this prospectus is subject to restrictions on transferability and must be effected only in compliance with the Israeli securities laws and regulations.
The offering of the securities in the Republic of Italy has not been authorized by the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (Commissione Nazionale per le Societ—$$—Aga e la Borsa, “CONSOB” pursuant to the Italian securities legislation and, accordingly, no offering material relating to the securities may be distributed in Italy and such securities may not be offered or sold in Italy in a public offer within the meaning of Article 1.1(t) of Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998 (“Decree No. 58”), other than:
|●||to Italian qualified investors, as defined in Article 100 of Decree no.58 by reference to Article 34-ter of CONSOB Regulation no. 11971 of 14 May 1999 (“Regulation no. 1197l”) as amended (“Qualified Investors”); and|
|●||in other circumstances that are exempt from the rules on public offer pursuant to Article 100 of Decree No. 58 and Article 34-ter of Regulation No. 11971 as amended.|
Any offer, sale or delivery of the securities or distribution of any offer document relating to the securities in Italy (excluding placements where a Qualified Investor solicits an offer from the issuer) under the paragraphs above must be:
|●||made by investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in Italy in accordance with Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993 (as amended), Decree No. 58, CONSOB Regulation No. 16190 of 29 October 2007 and any other applicable laws; and|
|●||in compliance with all relevant Italian securities, tax and exchange controls and any other applicable laws.|
Any subsequent distribution of the securities in Italy must be made in compliance with the public offer and prospectus requirement rules provided under Decree No. 58 and the Regulation No. 11971 as amended, unless an exception from those rules applies. Failure to comply with such rules may result in the sale of such securities being declared null and void and in the liability of the entity transferring the securities for any damages suffered by the investors.
The securities have not been and will not be registered under Article 4, paragraph 1 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan (Law No. 25 of 1948), as amended (the “FIEL”) pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements applicable to a private placement of securities to Qualified Institutional Investors (as defined in and in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 3 of the FIEL and the regulations promulgated thereunder). Accordingly, the securities may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to, or for the benefit of, any resident of Japan other than Qualified Institutional Investors. Any Qualified Institutional Investor who acquires securities may not resell them to any person in Japan that is not a Qualified Institutional Investor, and acquisition by any such person of securities is conditional upon the execution of an agreement to that effect.
This document is not being distributed in the context of a public offer of financial securities (oferta pública de valores mobiliários) in Portugal, within the meaning of Article 109 of the Portuguese Securities Code (Código dos Valores Mobiliários). The securities have not been offered or sold and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in Portugal. This document and any other offering material relating to the securities have not been, and will not be, submitted to the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissăo do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários) for approval in Portugal and, accordingly, may not be distributed or caused to distributed, directly or indirectly, to the public in Portugal, other than under circumstances that are deemed not to qualify as a public offer under the Portuguese Securities Code. Such offers, sales and distributions of securities in Portugal are limited to persons who are “qualified investors” (as defined in the Portuguese Securities Code). Only such investors may receive this document and they may not distribute it or the information contained in it to any other person.
This document has not been, and will not be, registered with or approved by Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority). Accordingly, this document may not be made available, nor may the securities be offered for sale in Sweden, other than under circumstances that are deemed not to require a prospectus under the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980) (Sw. lag (1991:980) om handel med finansiella instrument). Any offering of securities in Sweden is limited to persons who are “qualified investors” (as defined in the Financial Instruments Trading Act). Only such investors may receive this document and they may not distribute it or the information contained in it to any other person.
The securities may not be publicly offered in Switzerland and will not be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (“SIX”) or on any other stock exchange or regulated trading facility in Switzerland. This document has been prepared without regard to the disclosure standards for issuance prospectuses under art. 652a or art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or the disclosure standards for listing prospectuses under art. 27 ff. of the SIX Listing Rules or the listing rules of any other stock exchange or regulated trading facility in Switzerland. Neither this document nor any other offering material relating to the securities may be publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available in Switzerland.
Neither this document nor any other offering material relating to the securities have been or will be filed with or approved by any Swiss regulatory authority. In particular, this document will not be filed with, and the offer of securities will not be supervised by, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
This document is personal to the recipient only and not for general circulation in Switzerland.
United Arab Emirates
Neither this document nor the securities have been approved, disapproved or passed on in any way by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates or any other governmental authority in the United Arab Emirates, nor has the Company received authorization or licensing from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates or any other governmental authority in the United Arab Emirates to market or sell the securities within the United Arab Emirates. This document does not constitute and may not be used for the purpose of an offer or invitation. No services relating to the securities, including the receipt of applications and/or the allotment or redemption of such shares, may be rendered within the United Arab Emirates by the Company.
No offer or invitation to subscribe for securities is valid or permitted in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
Neither the information in this document nor any other document relating to the offer has been delivered for approval to the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom and no prospectus (within the meaning of section 85 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (“FSMA”) has been published or is intended to be published in respect of the securities. This document is issued on a confidential basis to “qualified investors” (within the meaning of section 86(7) of FSMA) in the United Kingdom, and the securities may not be offered or sold in the United Kingdom by means of this document, any accompanying letter or any other document, except in circumstances which do not require the publication of a prospectus pursuant to section 86(1) FSMA. This document should not be distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, nor may its contents be disclosed by recipients to any other person in the United Kingdom.
Any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of FSMA) received in connection with the issue or sale of the securities has only been communicated or caused to be communicated and will only be communicated or caused to be communicated in the United Kingdom in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not apply to the Company.
In the United Kingdom, this document is being distributed only to, and is directed at, persons (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) (investment professionals) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (“FPO”), (ii) who fall within the categories of persons referred to in Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the FPO or (iii) to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (together “relevant persons”). The investments to which this document relates are available only to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to purchase will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
The securities may be sold in Canada only to purchasers purchasing, or deemed to be purchasing, as principal that are accredited investors, as defined in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions or subsection 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario), and are permitted clients, as defined in National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations. Any resale of the securities must be made in accordance with an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the prospectus requirements of applicable securities laws. Securities legislation in certain provinces or territories of Canada may provide a purchaser with remedies for rescission or damages if this prospectus (including any amendment thereto) contains a misrepresentation, provided that the remedies for rescission or damages are exercised by the purchaser within the time limit prescribed by the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory. The purchaser should refer to any applicable provisions of the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory for particulars of these rights or consult with a legal advisor. Pursuant to section 3A.3 of National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts (NI 33-105), the underwriters are not required to comply with the disclosure requirements of NI33-105 regarding underwriter conflicts of interest in connection with this offering.
The validity of the securities being offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, New York, New York. Certain legal matters in connection with this offering have been passed upon for the underwriters by Loeb & Loeb LLP.
The financial statemetns of the Company appearing elsewhere in this prospectus have been included herein in reliance upon the report of M&K CPAS an independent registered public accounting firm, apprearing elsehere herein, and upon the authority of M&K CPA’s PLLCs experts in accouting and auditing.
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EzFILL HOLDINGS, INC.
Index to Consolidated Financial Statements
|Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm||F-2|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets||F-3|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations||F-4|
|Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)||F-5|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows||F-6|
|Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements||F-7|
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders’ of EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of EzFill Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as of June 30, 2020 and 2019, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit) and cash flows for the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (inception) through June 30, 2019, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of June 30, 2020 and 2019, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (inception) through June 30, 2019, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s 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 the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were engaged to perform, an audit of its 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.
Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the 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 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 financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a net capital deficiency that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans about these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
|/s/ M&K CPAS. PLLC|
|We have served as the Company’s auditors since 2020.|
|November 27, 2020|
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Total Current Assets||984,389||77,766|
|Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $83,645 and $7,102, respectively||504,775||151,486|
|Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $291,498 and $41,864, respectively||1,172,005||722,915|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||2,045,989||$||67,551|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, related parties||179,068||56,972|
|Convertible notes payable - related party||6,710||-|
|Notes payable - related party, net of discount of $4,719 and $0, respectively||85,281||-|
|Total Current Liabilities||2,373,640||207,202|
|SBA Loan for PPP||154,673||-|
|Notes payable - net of current portion||36,192||24,889|
|Convertble notes payable - net of current portion - related party, net of discount of $199,626 and $190,496, respectively||10,374||123,847|
|Notes payable - net of current portion - related party, net of discount of $3,028 and $0, respectively||386,704||241,000|
|Commitments and Contingencies (Note 12)||-||-|
|Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Preferred stock, $.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; -0- shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, $.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized 36,142,407 and 29,025,603 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively||3,614||2,903|
|Additional paid in capital||2,865,724||654,189|
|Total Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)||(190,431||)||465,136|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)||$||2,771,152||$||1,062,074|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
|For the period|
|from March 28, 2019|
|For the year||(date of inception)|
June 30, 2020
June 30, 2019
|Revenues, net of refunds and allowances||$||2,237,101||$||318,262|
|COST OF GOODS SOLD||2,308,635||309,420|
|Salaries, payroll taxes and benefits||1,480,268||51,453|
|Depreciation and amortization||326,176||48,966|
|Professional, legal and consulting fees||108,673||10,000|
|Other general and administrative expenses||378,697||56,752|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES||2,293,814||167,171|
|Loss on change in fair market value||(38,094||)||-|
|Loss on settlement||(300,000||)||-|
|Loss on conversion||-||(14,999||)|
|LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES||(2,802,813||)||(191,956||)|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||-||-|
|NET LOSS PER SHARE|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.01||)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding||31,827,021||27,418,611|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)
|Preferred stock||Common stock||Subscriptions||Additional Paid-in||Accumulated||Stockholder’s Equity|
|Balance March 28 2019 (date of inception)||-||$||-||-||$||-||$||-||$||-||$||-||-|
|Stock based compensation||-||-||1,375,000||138||-||16,955||-||17,093|
|Shares issued for cash||-||-||150,603||15||-||24,985||-||25,000|
|Shares issued for conversion of notes payable||-||-||2,500,000||250||-||399,750||-||400,000|
|Beneficial conversion feature||-||-||-||-||-||200,000||-||200,000|
|Loss on conversion||-||-||-||-||-||14,999||-||14,999|
|Balance June 30, 2019||-||-||29,025,603||2,903||$||-||654,189||(191,956||)||465,136|
|Stock based compensation||-||-||350,000||35||-||426,048||-||426,083|
|Shares issued for cash||-||-||6,766,804||676||(65,000||)||1,704,323||-||1,639,999|
|Beneficial conversion feature||-||-||-||-||-||42,782||-||42,782|
|Balance June 30, 2020||-||$||-||36,142,407||$||3,614||$||(65,000||)||$||2,865,724||$||(2,994,769||)||$||(190,431||)|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|For the period|
|from March 28, 2019|
|For the year ended||(date of inception)|
|June 30, 2020||through June 30, 2019|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:|
|Stock based compensation||1,202,559||17,093|
|Amortization of debt discount||25,905||9,504|
|Loss on settlement||300,000||-|
|Loss on change of fair market value||38,094||-|
|Loss on conversion of notes payable- related party||-||14,999|
|Depreciation and amortization||326,176||48,966|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(25,280||)||(1,200||)|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||4,016||(40,247||)|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses - related party||122,095||56,973|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(832,159||)||(143,646||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Acquisition of EzFill, LLC||-||(175,000||)|
|Acquisition of fixed assets||(64,734||)||(1,495||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(64,734||)||(176,495||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||1,639,999||25,000|
|Issuance of related party debt||288,684||340,000|
|Repayment of debt||(19,657||)||(5,714||)|
|Repayment of related party debt||(154,901||)||(19,157||)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,754,125||340,129|
|Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||857,232||19,988|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period||19,988||-|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period||$||877,220||$||19,988|
|Noncash financing activity:|
|Note payable issued for stock in related party company||$||-||$||101,000|
|Shares issued upon conversion of debt||$||-||$||400,000|
|Vehicles acquired with notes||$||167,000||$||-|
|Acquisition of Neighborhood Fuel||$||700,000||$||-|
|Shares issued to founders||$||-||$||2,500|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for interest||$||41,142||$||8,750|
|Cash paid for taxes|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
EzFill Holdings, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
For the year ended June 30, 2020
and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception)
through June 30, 2019
(1) Nature of Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Nature of Organization
EzFill Holdings, Inc. (the Company) was incorporated on March 28, 2019 in the State of Delaware and operates in South Florida providing an on-demand mobile gas delivery service.
Basis of Presentation
The Company financial statements are presented on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and represents the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception) through June 30, 2019.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The significant estimates and assumptions made by management include allowance for deferred tax assets, depreciation of property and equipment, recoverability of long lived assets, fair value of equity instruments and the assumptions used in Black-Scholes valuation models related to stock options and warrants. Actual results could differ from those estimates as the current economic environment has increased the degree of uncertainty inherent in these estimates and assumptions.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid securities with original maturities of three months or less when acquired, to be cash equivalents. At June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company did not have any cash equivalents.
The Company had two customers that made up 26% and 18% of accounts receivable, respectively, as of June 30, 2019. For the period ended June 30, 2019, the Company had no customers that made up 10% or more of revenue.
The Company had one customer that made up 47% of accounts receivable as of June 30, 2020. For the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company had no customers that made up 10% or more of revenue.
The Company purchases their fuel from one vendor.
The Company reviews accounts receivable periodically for collectability and establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts and records bad debt expense when deemed necessary. The Company records an allowance for doubtful accounts that is based on historical trends, customer knowledge, any known disputes, and considers the aging of the accounts receivable balances combined with management’s estimate of future potential recoverability. Accounts and receivables are written off against the allowance after all attempts to collect a receivable have failed. The Company believes all of its receivables at June 30, 2020 and 2019 are collectible and therefore, no allowance has been recorded.
Inventory is valued at the lower of the inventory’s cost or market (replacement cost, not to exceed net realizable value) using the first-in, first-out method. Management compares the cost of inventory with its net realizable value and an allowance is made to write down inventory to net realizable value, if lower. Inventory consists solely of fuel.
Property, Equipment and Depreciation
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Expenditures for additions and improvements are capitalized, while repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. The cost and related accumulated depreciation of property and equipment sold or otherwise disposed of are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is recorded in the year of disposal.
|Property and Equipment||Useful Life|
Acquisitions and Intangible Assets
The Company accounts for acquisitions in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations (“ASC 805”) and ASC 350, Intangibles- Goodwill and Other (“ASC 350”). The acquisition method of accounting requires that assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recorded at their fair values on the date of a business acquisition. The consolidated financial statements and results of operations reflect an acquired business from the completion date of an acquisition. The judgments that the Company makes in determining the estimated fair value assigned to each class of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, as well as asset lives, can materially impact net income in pe=116riods following an asset acquisition. The Company generally uses either the income, cost or market approach to aid in their conclusions of such fair values and asset lives. The income approach presumes that the value of an asset can be estimated by the net economic benefit to be received over the life of the asset, discounted to present value. The cost approach presumes that an investor would pay no more for an asset than its replacement or reproduction cost. The market approach estimates value based on what other participants in the market have paid for reasonably similar assets. Although each valuation approach is considered in valuing the assets acquired, the approach ultimately selected is based on the characteristics of the asset and the availability of information.
The Company amortizes finite lived intangible assets over their estimated useful lives, which range between three and five years as follows:
|Intangible Asset||Useful Life|
|Customer list||5 years|
|Mobile app||3 years|
|Trade name||5 years|
The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the related carrying amounts may not be recoverable. Determining whether an impairment has occurred typically requires various estimates and assumptions, including determining which cash flows are directly related to the potentially impaired asset, the useful life over which cash flows will occur, their amount and the asset’s residual value, if any. In turn, measurement of an impairment loss requires a determination of fair value, which is based on the best information available. The Company uses quoted market prices when available and independent appraisals and management estimates of future operating cash flows, as appropriate, to determine fair value.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying amounts of cash, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximate fair value because of the relative short-term maturity of these items and current payment expected. These fair value estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of significant judgment, and therefore cannot be determined with precision. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect these estimates. The Company does not hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes, nor does it utilize derivative instruments.
ASC 825, Financial Instruments, clarifies that fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. It also requires disclosure about how fair value is determined for assets and liabilities and establishes a hierarchy for which these assets and liabilities must be grouped, based on significant levels of inputs as follows:
|Level 1:||Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.|
|Level 2:||Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability.|
|Level 3:||Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.|
The determination of where assets and liabilities fall within this hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
The carrying value of financial assets and liabilities recorded at fair value is measured on a recurring or nonrecurring basis. Financial assets and liabilities measured on a non-recurring basis are those that are adjusted to fair value when a significant event occurs. The Company had no financial assets or liabilities carried and measured on a recurring basis during the reporting periods. Financial assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis are those that are adjusted to fair value each time a financial statement is prepared.
The Company generates its revenue from mobile gas sales, either as a one-time purchase, or through a monthly membership fee. Revenue is recognized at the time of delivery and includes a $4.99 delivery fee or on a monthly basis for memberships. Under Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09 (Topic 606) “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, revenue from contracts with customers is measured based on the consideration specified in the contract with the customer, and excludes any sales incentives and amounts collected on behalf of third parties. A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to a customer, and is the unit of account under Topic 606. The Company’s contracts with its customers do not include multiple performance obligations. It recognizes revenue when a performance obligation is satisfied by transferring control over a product or service to a customer. The amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for such products or services.
The Company considers guidance within ASC 470-20, Debt (ASC 470), ASC 480, and ASC 815 when accounting for the issuance of convertible debt with detachable warrants. The Company classifies stock warrants as either equity instruments, derivative liabilities, or liabilities depending on the specific terms of the warrant agreement. In circumstances in which debt is issued with liability-classified warrants, the proceeds from the issuance of convertible debt are first allocated to the warrants at their full estimated fair value and established as both a liability and a debt discount. The remaining proceeds, as further reduced by discounts created by the bifurcation of embedded derivatives and a beneficial conversion feature, is allocated to the debt. The Company accounts for debt as liabilities measured at amortized cost and amortizes the resulting debt discount from the allocation of proceeds, to interest expense using the effective interest method over the expected term of the debt instrument pursuant to ASC 835, Interest (ASC 835).
Beneficial Conversion Feature. If the amount allocated to the convertible debt results in an effective per share conversion price less than the fair value of the Company’s common stock on the commitment date, the intrinsic value of this beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a discount to the convertible debt with a corresponding increase to additional paid-in capital. The beneficial conversion feature discount is equal to the difference between the effective conversion price and the fair value of the Company’s common stock at the commitment date, unless limited by the remaining proceeds allocated to the debt. See Note 9 for additional discussion on the beneficial conversion feature associated with the Company’s convertible notes.
Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs for the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception) through June 30, 2019 of approximately $45,000 and $6,000, respectively.
The provision for income taxes and deferred income taxes are determined using the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on temporary differences between the financial carrying amounts and the tax basis of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect in the years in which the temporary differences are expected to reverse. On a periodic basis, the Company assesses the probability that its net deferred tax assets, if any, will be recovered. If after evaluating all of the positive and negative evidence, a conclusion is made that it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the net deferred tax assets will not be recovered, a valuation allowance is provided by a charge to tax expense to reserve the portion of the deferred tax assets which are not expected to be realized.
The Company reviews its filing positions for all open tax years in all U.S. federal and state jurisdictions where the Company is required to file.
When there are uncertainties related to potential income tax benefits, in order to qualify for recognition, the position the Company takes has to have at least a “more likely than not” chance of being sustained (based on the position’s technical merits) upon challenge by the respective authorities. The term “more likely than not” means a likelihood of more than 50 percent. Otherwise, the Company may not recognize any of the potential tax benefit associated with the position. The Company recognizes a benefit for a tax position that meets the “more likely than not” criterion at the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon its effective resolution. Unrecognized tax benefits involve management’s judgment regarding the likelihood of the benefit being sustained. The final resolution of uncertain tax positions could result in adjustments to recorded amounts and may affect results of operations, financial position and cash flows.
The Company’s policy is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. The Company had no accrual for interest or penalties at June 30, 2020 or 2019, and has not recognized interest and/or penalties during the period since there are no material unrecognized tax benefits. Management believes no material change to the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will occur within the next twelve months.
The tax years subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions include the years 2019 and forward by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Net loss per share
Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution that could occur if stock options or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted during the period. FASB ASC 260, Earnings per Share, requires a dual presentation of basic and diluted earnings per share. Any stock options or warrants that would have anti-dilutive effect have been excluded from the computation of earnings per share. The number of such shares excluded from the computations of diluted loss per share totaled 403,336 and 0 at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
The Company accounts for employee stock awards for services based on the grant date fair value of the instrument issued and those issued to non-employees are recorded based on the grant date fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument, whichever is more reliably measurable. Stock Awards are expensed over the service period. Forfeitures are recognized as they occur.
Recent accounting pronouncements
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09 (Topic 606) “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” Topic 606 supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition”, and requires entities to recognize revenue when they transfer control of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The adoption of Topic 606 did not have a material impact to revenues and net loss presented in the consolidated statement of operations.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and requires expanded disclosures about leasing arrangements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. ASU 2016-02 and additional ASUs are now codified as ASC 842, Leases. ASC 842 supersedes the lease accounting guidance in ASC 840 Leases, and requires lessees to recognize a lease liability and a corresponding lease asset for virtually all lease contracts. It also requires additional disclosures about leasing arrangements. Upon adoption, there was no cumulative effect impact on the Company’s accumulated deficit.
In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07, Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies the accounting for share-based payments granted to nonemployees for goods and services and aligns most of the guidance on such payments to nonemployees with the requirements for share-based payments granted to employees. ASU 2018-07 is effective on January 1, 2019. The adoption of this ASU did not have any impact on the Company’s financial statements and disclosures.
All other newly issued accounting pronouncements not yet effective have been deemed either immaterial or not applicable.
(2) Going concern
The Company’s financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.
The Company has sustained a net loss since inception and does not have sufficient revenues and income to fully fund the operations. As a result, the Company has relied on stockholder loans and stock sales to fund its activities to date. For the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company had a net loss of $2,802,813. At June 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $2,994,769 and a working capital deficit of $1,389,251. The Company anticipates that it will continue to incur losses in future periods until the Company is successful in significantly increasing its revenues, if ever, particularly in light of the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its Company’s operations. There are no assurances that the Company will be able to raise its revenues to a level which supports profitable operations and provides sufficient funds to pay its obligations. If the Company is unable to meet those obligations, the Company’s existing business and operations will be in jeopardy. The Company could be forced to cease its operations. The Company’s management has concluded that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
(3) Related Party Transactions
During the period ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued notes payable to related parties totaling $241,000. See note 8.
During the period ended June 30, 2019, the Company issued convertible notes payable to related parties totaling $133,500, net of debt discount of $200,000 and a conversion to equity in the amount of $400,000. During the period, $9,504 of the debt discount was amortized on these convertible notes. See note 9.
During the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued notes payable to related parties totaling $244,218, net of debt discount of $32,782 along with 208,000 stock options. During the year, total payments of $47,268 were made to outstanding related party notes payable, and $25,035 of the total debt discount was amortized. See note 8.
During the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company issued convertible notes payable to related parties totaling $0, net of debt discount of $10,000. During the year, total payments of $107,633 were made to outstanding convertible related party notes payable, and $870 of the total debt discount was amortized. See note 9.
As of June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company had accounts payable and accrued liabilities due to related parties of $179,068 and $56,973, respectively. These liabilities are due to purchases of fuel and accrued interest on related party notes.
On April 5, 2019, the Company issued a total of 25,000,000 shares of common stock to the two founders.
On April 11, 2019, the Company entered into an employment agreement with a director of the Company. The agreement calls for an annual salary of $75,000, an annual bonus of $25,000 and an annual raise of up to 5% of the total salary based upon an annual review. As per the agreement, 1,375,000 shares of the Company’s common stock are to be issued and held in the Company’s escrow by the Company’s legal counsel and disbursed to the Director in equal one-third (1/3) increments on each anniversary of the employment. Stock-based compensation was recognized in the year ending June 30, 2020 and the period ending June 30, 2019 in the amounts of $76,083 and $17,093, respectively. See note 11.
(4) Property and Equipment
Property and equipment consisted of the following:
|Description||June 30, 2020||June 30, 2019|
|Depreciable Property and Equipment:|
|Total Depreciable Property and Equipment||588,420||158,588|
|Total Net Depreciable Property and Equipment||$||504,775||$||151,486|
Depreciation expense totaled $76,543 and $7,102 for the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception) through June 30, 2019, respectively.
(5) Intangible Assets
Indefinite lived intangible assets consisted of the following:
|Description||June 30, 2020||June 30, 2019|
|Indefinite lived intangible assets:|
|Total Indefinite lived intangible assets||$||109,983||$||108,707|
|Finite lived intangible assets consisted of the following:|
|Other intangible assets:|
|Total other intangible assets:||$||1,463,503||$||764,779|
|Total Net other intangible assets:||$||1,172,005||$||722,915|
Amortization expense totaled $249,634 and $41,864 for the year ended June 30, 2020 and the period from March 28, 2019 (date of inception) through June 30, 2019, respectively. See also note 13.
(6) Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
The Company had accounts payable and accrued liabilities at June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019 as follows:
|Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities||June 30, 2020||June 30, 2019|
|Total Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities||448,869||81,053|