Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of presentation and Basis of accounting

Basis of presentation. The accompanying condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim condensed financial statements contain all necessary adjustments (including all those of a recurring nature and those necessary in order for the financial statements to be not misleading) and all disclosures to present fairly our financial position and the results of our operations and cash flows for the periods presented. As permitted by the rules and regulations of the SEC, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations.  

These unaudited interim condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the related notes thereto included in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019 (the “2018 10-K”).

The operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the full year.

Basis of accounting. The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in conformity with U.S. GAAP. Revenues are recognized as income when earned and expenses are recognized when they are incurred. We do not have significant categories of cost of revenues. Expenses such as wages, consulting expenses, legal, regulatory and professional fees and rent are recorded when the expense is incurred.

Use of estimates and assumptions

Use of estimates and assumptions. We are required to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that we believe are reasonable based on our historical experience, contract terms, observance of known trends in our company and the industry as a whole, and information available from other outside sources. Our estimates affect reported amounts for assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosures. Actual results may differ from initial estimates.


Reclassifications. Certain accounts and financial statement captions in the prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current period financial statement presentations.

Recently adopted accounting standards

Recently adopted accounting standards

Leases.  In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) (“ASC 842”).  The amended guidance is intended to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements.  We have adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2019, using the modified retrospective transition approach and recognized $161,310 of right-of-use operating lease assets and $175,335 of operating lease liabilities on our balance sheets upon adoption (Note 9).  In addition, we eliminated leasehold improvements related to a finance lease from fixed assets, recognized $14,286 of right-of-use finance lease assets and maintained the finance lease liability at the carrying cost of the previous capital lease liability of $14,198 upon adoption.  The adoption has increased our total assets and liabilities as of January 1, 2019. Lessor accounting related to our enhanced table system remains unchanged.

New accounting standards not yet adopted

New accounting standards not yet adopted

Fair Value Measurement.  In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. ASU 2018-13 addresses the required disclosures around fair value measurement, removes certain disclosure requirements related to the fair value hierarchy, modifies existing disclosure requirements related to measurement uncertainty and adds new disclosure requirements. The new disclosure requirements include disclosing the changes in unrealized gains and losses for the period included in other comprehensive income for recurring Level 3 fair value measurements held at the end of the reporting period and the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted. We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements.

Internal-Use Software. In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-15, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract. ASU 2018-15. This new guidance aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software. The update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption (including early adoption in any interim period) permitted. We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements.


Revenue recognition

Revenue recognition. We generate revenue primarily from the licensing of our intellectual property. We also, occasionally, receive a one-time sale of certain products and/or reimbursement of our equipment.


License fees. We derive product lease and royalty revenue from negotiated recurring fee license agreements and the performance of our products. We account for these agreements as month-to-month contracts and recognize revenue each month as we satisfy our performance obligations by granting access to intellectual property to our clients. In addition, revenue associated with performance-based agreements is recognized during the month that the usage of the product or intellectual property occurs.  


Some of our intellectual property requires the installation of certain equipment and both the intellectual property and the related equipment are licensed in one bundled package. We have determined that the equipment is not distinct from the intellectual property and, therefore, we have only one performance obligation and, as a result, the allocation of the transaction price to different performance obligations is not necessary.


Product sales. Occasionally, we sell certain incidental products or receive reimbursement of our equipment after the commencement of the new license agreement. Revenue from such sales is recognized as a separate performance obligation when we ship the items.  


Disaggregation of revenue


The following table disaggregates our revenue by geographic location for the following periods:




Three Months

Ended September 30,



Nine Months

Ended September 30,















North America and Caribbean


































Total revenue

















Revenue contract liability  


For a portion of our business, we invoice our clients monthly in advance for unlimited use of our intellectual property licenses and recognize a revenue contract liability that represents such advanced billing to our clients for unsatisfied performance.  We reduce the revenue contract liability and recognize revenue when we transfer those goods or services and, therefore, satisfy our performance obligation.

The table below summarizes changes in the revenue contract liability during the nine months ended September 30, 2019:


Beginning balance – January 1, 2019





Increase (advanced billings)





Decrease (revenue recognition)





Ending balance – September 30, 2019






Revenue recognized during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 that was included in the beginning balance of revenue contract liability above was $1,436,410.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

We estimate fair value for financial assets and liabilities in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement (“ASC 820”). ASC 820 defines fair value, provides guidance for measuring fair value, requires certain disclosures and discusses valuation techniques, such as the market approach (comparable market prices), the income approach (present value of future income or cash flow) and the cost approach (cost to replace the service capacity of an asset or replacement cost). ASC 820 utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels:


Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.


Level 3: Unobservable inputs that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions.

The estimated fair value of cash equivalents, restricted cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates their carrying amount due to their short-term nature. The estimated fair value of our long-term debt and lease obligations approximates their carrying value based upon our expected borrowing rate for debt with similar remaining maturities and comparable risk. As of September 30, 2019, the interest rate swap agreement was the only financial instrument measured at estimated fair value on a recurring basis based on valuation reports provided by counterparties, which are classified as level 2 inputs.