Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

LIABILITIES AND DEBT

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LIABILITIES AND DEBT
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
LIABILITIES AND DEBT  
LIABILITIES AND DEBT

NOTE 7: LIABILITIES AND DEBT

Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

The Company accrued expenses and other liabilities line in the consolidated balance sheets is comprised of the following as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

    

September 30, 

    

December 31, 

2021

2020

Accrued expenses

$

266,646

$

92,074

Reserve for returns

 

20,041

 

5,229

Payroll related liabilities

 

1,253,639

 

843,704

Sales tax liability

 

242,021

 

196,410

Other liabilities

 

71,607

 

108,229

$

1,853,954

$

1,245,646

Certain liabilities including sales tax and payroll related liabilities maybe be subject to interest in penalties. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, payroll related labilities included approximately $262,000 and $152,000 in estimated penalties associated with accrued payroll taxes.

Venture Debt

In March 2017, the Company entered into a senior credit agreement with an outside lender for up to $4,000,000, dependent upon the achievement of certain milestones. Through various amendments to the agreement, the credit agreement has been increased to approximately $6,000,000. The loan bears interest at 12.5% per annum, compounded monthly, plus fees currently at $5,000 per month. In March 2021, the Company and the lender agreed to extend the maturity date of the credit agreement to December 31, 2022, with certain payments due as follows. If the Company consummated a follow on public offering on or before July 31, 2021, the Company was required to make a $3,000,000 payment on the loan within five business days after such public offering. In addition, if the Company consummated an additional follow-on offering thereafter on or before September 30, 2021, the Company was required to make another $3,000,000 payment on the loan within five business days after such public offering. If the Company did not consummate the initial follow on offering or, if the Company did not consummate the aforementioned second follow-on offering by September 30, 2021, the Company was required to make a $300,000 payment on the loan by September 30, 2021. As of the filing date of these financial statements, the Company and the lender agreed to defer the September 30, 2021 payment to December 15, 2021. As of the filing date, of these financial statements, all defaults were cured and there are no additional expected defaults in the next twelve months. Therefore, as of September 30, 2021, all venture debt is included as non-current with the exception of $300,000 included as current liabilities.

As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the gross loan balance was $6,001,755.

The lender was also granted warrants to purchase common stock representing 1% of the fully diluted capitalization of the Company for each $1,000,000 of principal loaned under the agreement, which was increased to 1.358% during 2019. The relative fair value of the warrants is initially recorded as a discount to the note, which is amortized over its term. See Note 10 for further detail.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, $147,389 and $144,974 of these loan fees and discounts from warrants were amortized to interest expense, leaving unamortized balances of $0 and $147,389 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $189,096 and $323,807, and $591,123 and $658,730, respectively. Effective interest rate on the loan for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was 13.4% and 14.0%, respectively.

Convertible Debt

2020 Regulation CF Offering

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company received gross proceeds of $450,308 from a Regulation CF convertible debt offering. In 2021, the Company received additional gross proceeds of $473,650. Interest was 6% per annum and the debt was due October 30, 2022.

Upon closing of the IPO, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest of $16,942 was converted into 319,661 shares of common stock based on the terms of the notes. Total issuances costs were $69,627, which was recognized as a debt discount and was amortized in 2021 through the date of IPO when such debt converted. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, $27,894 of the debt discount was amortized to interest expense.

2020 Regulation D Offering

Concurrently with the offering above, in 2021 and 2020 the Company received gross proceeds of $55,000 and $800,000, respectively, from a Regulation D convertible debt offering. The debt accrued interest at a rate of 14% per annum with a maturity date of nine months from the date of issuance. The debt was contingently convertible and contains both automatic and optional conversions. The debt converted automatically upon an initial public offering of at least $10,000,000 in gross proceeds at a price per share equal to 50% of the IPO price. Issuance costs on the aggregate funds totaled $100,000. In addition, the Company issued 512 warrants to purchase common stock in connection with the notes. The issuance costs and warrants are recognized as a debt discount and were amortized in 2021 through the date of IPO when such debt converted. The fair value of the warrants was determined to be negligible.

Upon closing of the IPO, $755,000 in outstanding principal and approximately $185,000 of the accrued and unpaid interest was converted into 453,437 shares of common stock. As of September 30, 2021, there was $100,000 remaining in outstanding principal that was not converted into equity.

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, $0 and $100,000 of debt discount was amortized to interest expense. The Company recorded an additional $132,609 in default interest expense upon conversion of these notes.

2019 Regulation D Offering

For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company received gross proceeds of $799,280 from a Regulation D convertible debt offering. The debt accrued interest at a rate of 12% per annum with a maturity date of thirty-six months from the date of issuance. The debt was contingently convertible and contained both automatic and optional conversions. The debt converts automatically upon an initial public offering at $2.19 per share. If, prior to maturity there is a change in control event, the holders of a majority of the debt can vote to convert two times the value of the principle, with accrued interest being eliminated, at 1) the fair market value of the company’s common stock at the time of such conversion, 2) $2.19 per share, 3) dividing the valuation cap ($9,000,000) by the pre-money fully diluted capitalization.

Upon closing of the IPO, the outstanding principal was converted into 362,055 shares of common stock.

Convertible Promissory Note

On August 27, 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Oasis Capital, LLC (“Oasis Capital”) further to which Oasis Capital purchased a senior secured convertible note (the “Oasis Note”), with an interest rate of 6% per annum, having a face value of $5,265,000 for a total purchase price of $5,000,000, secured by an all assets of the Company.

The Oasis Note, in the principal amount of $5,265,000, bears interest at 6% per annum and is due and payable 18 months from the date of issuance, unless sooner converted. The Oasis Note is convertible at the option of Oasis Capital into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price (the “ Oasis Conversion Price”) which is the lesser of (i) $3.601, and (ii) 90% of the average of the two lowest volumed weighted average prices (“VWAPs’) during the five consecutive trading day period preceding the delivery of the notice of conversion. Oasis Capital is not permitted to submit conversion notices in any thirty day period having conversion amounts equaling, in the aggregate, in excess of $500,000. If the Oasis Conversion Price set forth in any conversion notice is less than $3.00 per share, the Company, at its sole option, may elect to pay the applicable conversion amount in cash rather than issue shares of its common stock.

In connection with the issuance of the Oasis Note, the Company entered into a security agreement (the “Security Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to grant Oasis Capital a security interest in substantially all of its assets to secure the obligations under the Oasis Note and a registration rights agreement with Oasis Capital (the “Oasis Note RRA”). The Oasis Note RRA provides that the Company shall file a registration statement registering the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Oasis Note no later than 60 days from the date of the Oasis Note and take commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to be effective with the SEC no later than 90 days from the date of the Oasis Note.

In connection with the issuance of the Oasis Note, each of the Company’s subsidiaries entered into a security agreement and a subsidiary guarantee in favor of Oasis Capital pursuant to which such subsidiaries granted Oasis Capital a security interest in substantially all their assets and guarantee the obligations of the Company under the Oasis Note.

The Company received net proceeds, after the original issue discount and issuance costs, of $4,550,000.  As such, the Company recognized a debt discount of $715,000 which will be amortized over the life of the note.

The Company evaluated the terms of the conversion features of the Oasis Note as noted above in accordance with ASC Topic No. 815 - 40, Derivatives and Hedging - Contracts in Entity’s Own Stock, and determined they are not indexed to the Company’s common stock and that the conversion features meet the definition of a liability. The Oasis Note contains an indeterminate number of shares to settle with conversion options outside of the Company’s control. Therefore, the Company bifurcated the conversion feature and accounted for it as a separate derivative liability. Upon issuance of the Oasis Note, the Company recognized a derivative liability at fair value of $1,858,887, which is recorded as a debt discount and will amortized over the life of the note.

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company amortized $102,772 of debt discount to interest expense. As of September 30, 2021, the net balance of the Oasis Note, after unamortized debt discount of $2,471,615, was $2,793,385.

Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $26,325.

Loan Payable — PPP and SBA Loan

In April 2020, the Company and Bailey each entered into a loan with a lender in an aggregate principal amount of $203,994 and $1,347,050, respectively, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In February 2021, Bailey entered into an 2nd Round PPP Loan for a principal amount of $1,347,050. In May 2021, the Company entered into an 2nd Round PPP loan for a principal amount of $204,000.The PPP Loans are evidenced by a promissory note (“Note”). Subject to the terms of the Note, the PPP Loans bear interest at a fixed rate of one percent (1%) per annum, with the first six months of interest deferred, has an initial term of two years, and is unsecured and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. The Company may apply to the Lender for forgiveness of the PPP Loan, with the amount which may be forgiven equal to the sum of payroll costs, covered rent, and covered utility payments incurred by the Company during the applicable forgiveness period, calculated in accordance with the terms of the CARES Act. The Note provides for customary events of default including, among other things, cross-defaults on any other loan with the lender. The PPP Loans may be accelerated upon the occurrence of an event of default. The loan proceeds were used for payroll and other covered payments including general operating costs and is expected to be forgiven in part based on current information available; however, formal forgiveness has not yet occurred as of the date of these financial statements.

The CARES Act additionally extended COVID relief funding for qualified small businesses under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance program. On June 25, 2020 the Company was notified that their EIDL application was approved by the Small Business Association (SBA). Per the terms of the EIDL agreement, the Company received total proceeds of $150,000. The Loan matures in thirty years from the effective date of the Loan and has a fixed interest rate of 3.75% per annum. As of September 30, 2021, Harper & Jones had an outstanding loan under the EIDL program of $148,900.

Loan Payable

In May 2021, H&J entered into a loan payable with a bank and received proceeds of $75,000. The line bears interest at 7.76% and matures in December 2025. As of September 30, 2021, the outstanding balance was $72,269.

Note Payable – Related Party

As of September 30, 2021, H&J had an outstanding note payable of $299,489 owned by the H&J Seller. The note matures on July 10, 2022 and bears interest at 12% per annum.

Promissory Note Payable

As noted in Note 4, the Company issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $4,500,000 to the Bailey Holders pursuant to the Bailey acquisition. In February 2021, the maturity date of the agreement was extended from December 31, 2020 to July 31, 2021. In August 2021, the maturity date was further extended to December 31, 2022. The Company is required to make prepayments of $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 if the Company completes a secondary public offering. If a public offering is not consummated before October 31, 2021 and June 30, 2022, the Company shall repay 10% of the outstanding principal at each date. The note incurs interest at 12% per annum. Upon the IPO closing, the Company repaid $1,000,000 of the outstanding principal on this note in May 2021. As of September 30, 3021, $3,500,000 remained outstanding, of which $655,000 is included in current liabilities based on the provisions above.

Interest expense was $105,000 and $135,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and $389,000 and $337,500 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, all of which was accrued and unpaid as of September 30, 2021.

In April 2021, the Company entered into a promissory note in the principal amount of $1,000,000. The Company received $810,000 in proceeds, net of issuance costs and original issue discount. Additionally, the Company issued 120,482 warrants to the lender and 20,000 shares of common stock to the underwriter, both of which was recorded as a debt discount at the time of the loan. The fair value of the warrants and shares recorded as a debt discount was $73,958. Upon the closing of the IPO, the note was repaid in full. The entire debt discount of $263,958 was amortized to interest expense upon repayment of the note.