UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

☒ QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: September 30, 2017

 

or

 

☐ TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

EXCHANGE ACT

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission file number 33-20111

 

SPYR, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   75-2636283
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

4643 S. Ulster St., Suite 1510, Denver, CO 80237

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(303) 991-8000

(Registrant's telephone number)

 

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the issuer was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and" smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company      

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

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

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

 

As of November 7, 2017, there were 180,386,859 shares of the Registrant's common stock, par value $0.0001, issued, 107,636 shares of Series A Convertible preferred stock (convertible to 26,909,028 common shares), par value $0.0001, and 20,000 shares of Series E Convertible preferred stock (convertible to 311,954 common shares), par value $0.0001.

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SPYR, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
           
    September 30, 2017    December 31, 2016 
ASSETS   (Unaudited)      
Current Assets:          
   Cash and cash equivalents  $285,000   $3,204,000 
   Accounts receivable, net   12,000    31,000 
   Other receivable   —      200,000 
   Prepaid expenses   56,000    25,000 
   Trading securities, at market value   22,000    59,000 
   Current assets of discontinued operations   —      50,000 
          Total Current Assets   375,000    3,569,000 
           
   Property and equipment, net   146,000    181,000 
   Intangible assets, net   13,000    18,000 
   Capitalized licensing rights, net   265,000    40,000 
   Other assets   16,000    5,000 
   Non-current assets of discontinued operations   8,000    47,000 
TOTAL ASSETS  $823,000   $3,860,000 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
LIABILITIES          
Current Liabilities:          
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $186,000   $118,000 
   Minimum Guaranteed Royalties Payable   75,000    —   
   Loan Payable - Related Party   200,000    —   
   Current liabilities of discontinued operations   35,000    58,000 
          Total Current Liabilities   496,000    176,000 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES          
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
   Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized          
      107,636 Class A shares issued and outstanding          
        as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016   11    11 
     20,000 Class E shares issued and outstanding          
        as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016   2    2 
   Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, 750,000,000 shares authorized          
       171,991,859 and 157,637,026 shares issued and outstanding          
        as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016   17,199    15,763 
   Additional paid-in capital   40,260,788    34,752,224 
   Accumulated deficit   (39,951,000)   (31,084,000)
          Total Stockholders’ Equity   327,000    3,684,000 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $823,000   $3,860,000 
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

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SPYR, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
             
    For the Three Months Ended September 30,    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
    2017    2016    2017    2016 
                     
Revenues  $26,000   $23,000   $110,000   $88,000 
                     
Expenses                    
   Labor and related expenses   387,000    293,000    2,065,000    949,000 
   Rent   51,000    37,000    138,000    104,000 
   Depreciation and amortization   44,000    20,000    89,000    59,000 
   Professional fees   2,000,000    950,000    4,892,000    1,488,000 
   Software development costs   542,000    390,000    1,202,000    760,000 
   Other general and administrative   118,000    176,000    426,000    463,000 
          Total Operating Expenses   3,142,000    1,866,000    8,812,000    3,823,000 
          Operating Loss   (3,116,000)   (1,843,000)   (8,702,000)   (3,735,000)
                     
Other Income (Expense)                    
   Interest and dividend income   —      4,000    4,000    14,000 
   Unrealized loss on trading securities   (10,000)   (211,000)   (37,000)   (295,000)
   Gain on sale of marketable securities   —      1,000    —      75,000 
          Total Other Expense   (10,000)   (206,000)   (33,000)   (206,000)
                     
Loss from continuing operations   (3,126,000)   (2,049,000)   (8,735,000)   (3,941,000)
                     
Income (Loss) on discontinued operations   (28,000)   26,000    (132,000)   (34,000)
                     
Net Loss  $(3,154,000)  $(2,023,000)  $(8,867,000)  $(3,975,000)
                     
                     
Per Share Amounts                    
   Loss from continuing operations                    
      Basic and Diluted earnings per share  $(0.02)  $(0.01)  $(0.05)  $(0.03)
                     
   Loss on discontinued operations                    
      Basic and Diluted earnings per share  $—     $—     $—     $—   
                     
   Net Loss                    
      Basic and Diluted earnings per share  $(0.02)  $(0.01)  $(0.05)  $(0.03)
                     
Weighted Average Common Shares                    
      Basic and Diluted   166,052,129    154,466,661    162,287,753    153,202,982 
                     
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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SPYR, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
(Unaudited)
                            
   Preferred Stock        Additional      
   Class A  Class E  Common Stock  Paid-in  Accumulated   
   Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Total
Balance at December 31, 2016   107,636   $11    20,000   $2    157,637,026   $15,763   $34,752,224   $(31,084,000)  $3,684,000 
                                              
Common stock issued for cash   —      —      —      —      750,000    75    299,925    —      300,000 
Compensation expense recorded upon sale of common stock   —      —      —      —      —      —      210,000    —      210,000 
Fair value of common stock issued for employee compensation   —      —      —      —      1,750,000    175    998,825    —      999,000 
Fair value of common stock issued for professional fees   —      —      —      —      11,854,833    1,186    3,306,814    —      3,308,000 
Vesting of options and warrants granted for services   —      —      —      —      —      —      647,000    —      647,000 
Vesting of shares of common stock issued for services   —      —      —      —      —      —      46,000    —      46,000 
Net loss   —      —      —      —      —      —      —      (8,867,000)   (8,867,000)
Balance at September 30, 2017   107,636   $11    20,000   $2    171,991,859   $17,199   $40,260,788   $(39,951,000)  $327,000 
                                              
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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SPYR, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
       
    For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
    2017    2016 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:          
Net loss for the period  $(8,867,000)  $(3,975,000)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
     Depreciation and amortization   90,000    59,000 
     Fair value of vesting warrants and options   647,000    25,000 
     Common stock issued for employee compensation   999,000    253,000 
     Common stock issued for compensation   3,518,000    538,000 
     Vesting of shares of common stock issued for services   46,000    226,000 
     Unrealized loss on trading securities   37,000    295,000 
     Gain on sale of trading securities   —      (75,000)
     (Increase) decrease in accounts receivables   19,000    (11,000)
     Decrease in other receivables   100,000    —   
     Increase in prepaid expenses   (31,000)   (21,000)
     Increase in other assets   (11,000)   —   
     Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities   68,000    82,000 
     Decrease in related party accounts payable   —      (7,000)
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities from Continuing Operations   (3,385,000)   (2,611,000)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities from Discontinued Operations   66,000    42,000 
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   (3,319,000)   (2,569,000)
           
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:          
     Purchase of licensing rights   (100,000)   (210,000)
     Purchases of trading securities   —      (510,000)
     Proceeds from sale of trading securities   —      283,000 
     Purchase of property and equipment   —      (48,000)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   (100,000)   (485,000)
           
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:          
     Proceeds from short-term loan payable - related party   200,000    —   
     Proceeds from sale of common stock   300,000    15,000 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   500,000    15,000 
           
Net decrease in Cash   (2,919,000)   (3,039,000)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   3,204,000    6,904,000 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $285,000   $3,865,000 
           
Supplemental Disclosure of Interest and Income Taxes Paid:          
    Interest paid during the period  $—     $—   
   Income taxes paid during the period  $—     $—   
           
Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Investing  and Financing Activities:          
   Reclassification of other assets to capitalized licensing rights  $100,000   $—   
   Minimum guaranteed royalties payable  $75,000   $—   
           
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SPYR, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Interim Financial Statements

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited. These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. Accordingly, these interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the SEC. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2016 included herein was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date, but does not include all disclosures, including notes, required by GAAP.

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to fairly present the Company's financial position and results of operations for the interim periods reflected. Except as noted, all adjustments contained herein are of a normal recurring nature. Results of operations for the fiscal periods presented herein are not necessarily indicative of fiscal year-end results.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements and all relevant footnotes have been adjusted as of the earliest period presented to reflect the discontinued operations of our Eat at Joe’s restaurant (see Note 7).

 

Organization

 

The Company was incorporated as Conceptualistics, Inc. on January 6, 1988 in Delaware. Subsequent to its incorporation, the Company changed its name to Eat at Joe’s, Ltd. In February 2015, the Company changed its name to SPYR, Inc. and adopted a new ticker symbol “SPYR” effective March 12, 2015.

 

Nature of Business

 

The primary focus of SPYR, Inc. (the “Company”) is to act as a holding company and develop a portfolio of profitable subsidiaries, not limited by any particular industry or business.

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, SPYR APPS, LLC and SPYR APPS, Oy, we operate our mobile games and applications business. The focus of the SPYR APPS subsidiaries is the development and publication of our own mobile games as well as the publication of games developed by third-party developers. As of October 5, 2016, SPYR APPS, Oy ceased business activities and completed the dissolution process on October 18, 2017.

 

Through our other wholly owned subsidiary, E.A.J.: PHL Airport, Inc., we owned and operated the restaurant “Eat at Joe’s®,” which was located in the Philadelphia International Airport since 1997. Our lease in the Philadelphia Airport expired in April 2017. Concurrent with expiration of the lease the restaurant closed. Our plan is to complete a tax free exchange of our intellectual property related to our restaurant operations, including the registered trademark: “Eat at Joe’s®,” and related furniture, fixtures and equipment to our wholly owned subsidiary, Branded Foods Concepts, Inc. (“Branded Foods”), in exchange for common shares of Branded Foods. We expect Branded Foods will register its common stock under Section 12g of the Securities Act on Form 10 and thereafter become a fully reporting independent company. Pursuant to current accounting guidelines, the assets and liabilities of EAJ as well as the results of its operations were presented in these financial statements as discontinued operations.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SPYR, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, SPYR APPS, LLC, a Nevada Limited Liability Company, and SPYR APPS, Oy, a Finnish Limited Liability Company (dissolved October 18, 2017), E.A.J.: PHL, Airport Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation (discontinued operations, see Note 7), and Branded Foods Concepts, Inc., a Nevada corporation. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

 

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Liquidity

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared under the assumption that the Company will continue as a going concern. Such assumption contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded a net loss from continuing operations of $8,735,000 and utilized cash in continuing operations of $3,385,000. As of September 30, 2017, our cash balance was $285,000 and we had trading securities of $22,000.

 

The Company’s restaurant, Eat At Joes closed in April 2017, concurrent with the expiration of the lease. However, the Company plans to expand its mobile games and application development and publishing activities, such as Pocket Starships, through acquisition and/or development of its own intellectual property and publishing agreements with developers.

 

On September 5, 2017, we negotiated a revolving line of credit loan agreement with a company controlled by our Chairman and majority shareholder. The line of credit allows the Company to borrow up to $500,000 with interest at 6% per annum. Repayment on the loan is due February 28, 2018. As of September 30, 2017, we have borrowed $200,000.

 

We estimate the Company currently has sufficient cash and liquidity to meet its working capital needs for its fiscal year 2017. Historically, we have financed our operations primarily through private sales of our trading securities or through sales of our common stock. If our sales goals for our products do not materialize as planned, we believe that the Company can reduce its operating and product development costs that would allow us to maintain sufficient cash levels to continue operations. However, if we are not able to achieve profitable operations at some point in the future, we may have insufficient working capital to maintain our operations as we presently intend to conduct them or to fund our expansion, marketing, and product development plans. There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such financing on acceptable terms, or at all.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates and assumptions used by management affected impairment analysis for trading securities, fixed assets, intangible assets, capitalized licensing rights, amounts of potential liabilities and valuation of issuance of equity securities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Earnings (Loss) Per Share

 

The Company’s computation of earnings (loss) per share (EPS) includes basic and diluted EPS. Basic EPS is calculated by dividing the Company’s net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares during the period. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution, using the treasury stock method that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock or resulted in the issuance of common stock that then shared in the net income (loss) of the Company. In computing diluted EPS, the treasury stock method assumes that outstanding options and warrants are exercised and the proceeds are used to purchase common stock at the average market price during the period. Shares of restricted stock are included in the basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding from the time they vest.

 

The basic and fully diluted shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 are the same because the inclusion of the potential shares (Class A – 26,909,028, Class E – 318,654, Options – 6,270,000, Warrants – 1,200,000) would have had an anti-dilutive effect due to the Company generating a loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

 

The basic and fully diluted shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 are the same because the inclusion of the potential shares (Non-vested Common – 83,333, Class A – 26,909,028, Class E – 163,415) would have had an anti-dilutive effect due to the Company generating a loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

 

Capitalized Licensing Rights

 

Capitalized licensing rights represent fees paid to intellectual property rights holders for use of their trademarks, copyrights, software, technology, music or other intellectual property or proprietary rights in the development of our products. Depending upon the agreement with the rights holder, we may obtain the right to use the intellectual property in multiple products over a number of years, or alternatively, for a single product.

 

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Significant management judgments and estimates are utilized in assessing the recoverability of capitalized costs. In evaluating the recoverability of capitalized costs, the assessment of expected product performance utilizes forecasted sales amounts and estimates of additional costs to be incurred. If revised forecasted or actual product sales are less than the originally forecasted amounts utilized in the initial recoverability analysis, the net realizable value may be lower than originally estimated in any given quarter, which could result in an impairment charge. Material differences may result in the amount and timing of expenses for any period if management makes different judgments or utilizes different estimates in evaluating these qualitative factors.

 

During 2017, the Company capitalized $175,000 pursuant to a licensing agreement for the non-exclusive, limited right to incorporate certain intellectual property (IP) from various STAR TREK television series in to future updates to and expansions of the Pocket Starships game. The Company estimates that the IP will have an estimated life of 1.6 years, which approximates the term of the license. In addition, we also acquired the game titled Battlewack: Idle Lords for $100,000, pursuant to settlement with the game owner and developer. Battlewack: Idle Lords requires additional development before it can be released.

 

In a prior period, the Company capitalized $50,000 as a result of the acquisition of licensing rights of one gaming application. The Company estimates that the gaming application will have an estimated life of five years, which approximates the term of the license.

 

During the period ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded amortization expense of $50,000 pursuant to the terms of these licensing rights. As of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the unamortized capitalized licensing rights amounted to $166,000 and $268,000 respectively.

 

Software Development Costs

 

Costs incurred for software development are expensed as incurred. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company incurred $1,202,000 and $760,000 in software development costs paid to independent gaming software developers.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. ASU 2014-09 is a comprehensive revenue recognition standard that will supersede nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under current U.S. GAAP and replace it with a principle based approach for determining revenue recognition. ASU 2014-09 will require that companies recognize revenue based on the value of transferred goods or services as they occur in the contract. The ASU also will require additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract. ASU 2014-09 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted only in annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods therein. Entities will be able to transition to the standard either retrospectively or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption. The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of ASU 2014-09 on the Company’s financial statements and disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases. ASU 2016-02 requires a lessee to record a right of use asset and a corresponding lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. ASU 2016-02 is effective for all interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available. The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02 on the Company’s financial statements and disclosures.

 

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB, including its Emerging Issues Task Force, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Securities and Exchange Commission did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company's present or future consolidated financial statements.

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NOTE 2 - TRADING SECURITIES

 

The Company’s securities investments are bought and held principally for the purpose of selling them in the short term and are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are recorded at fair value based on quoted market prices (level 1) on the balance sheet in current assets, with the change in fair value during the period included in earnings as unrealized gains or losses in the statement of operations. Gains from the sales of such securities will be utilized to fund payment of obligations and to provide working capital for operations and to finance future growth, including, but not limited to: conducting our ongoing business, conducting strategic business development, marketing analysis, due diligence investigations into possible acquisitions, and software development costs and implementation of the Company’s business plans generally.

 

Investments in securities are summarized as follows:

 

   Fair Value at     Proceeds from  Gain on  Unrealized  Fair Value at
Year  Beginning of Year  Purchases  Sale  Sale  Loss  September 30, 2017
 2017   $59,000   $—     $—     $—     $(37,000)  $22,000 

 

Realized gains and losses are determined on the basis of specific identification. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, sales proceeds and gross realized gains and losses on trading securities were:

 

    September 30, 2017    September 30, 2016 
           
  Sales proceeds  $—     $283,000 
  Gross realized (losses)  $—     $—   
  Gross realized gains   —      75,000 
  Gain (loss) on sale of trading securities  $—     $75,000 

 

The following table discloses the assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis and the methods used to determine fair value:

 

        Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
        Quoted Prices   Significant   Significant
        in Active   Other   Unobservable
    Fair Value at   Markets   Observable Inputs   Inputs
    September 30, 2017   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3)
Trading securities    $                   22,000    $                   22,000    $                           —       $                          —   
Money market funds                         36,000                         36,000                                 —                                —   
Total    $                   58,000    $                   58,000    $                           —    $                          —   

 

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        Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
        Quoted Prices   Significant   Significant
        in Active   Other   Unobservable
    Fair Value at   Markets   Observable Inputs   Inputs
    December 31, 2016   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3)
Trading securities    $                   59,000    $                   59,000    $                          —       $                         —   
Money market funds                         36,000                         36,000                                —                                   —   
Total    $                   95,000    $                   95,000    $                          —       $                         —   

 

The fair value of the Company’s trading securities is determined by reference to quoted market prices (level 1). During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded $37,000 in unrealized losses to account for the changes in fair value of its trading securities. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company recorded $295,000 in unrealized gains to account for the changes in fair value of its trading securities.

 

NOTE 3 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

Property and equipment consisted of the following:

 

   September 30, 2017  December 31, 2016
    (Unaudited)      
Equipment  $28,000   $28,000 
Furniture & fixtures   115,000    115,000 
Leasehold improvements   106,000    106,000 
    249,000    249,000 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization   (103,000)   (68,000)
   Property and Equipment, Net  $146,000   $181,000 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was $35,000 and $33,000, respectively.

 

NOTE 4 – LOAN PAYABLE – RELATED PARTY

 

On September 5, 2017, the Company obtained a revolving line of credit from a company controlled by our Chairman and majority shareholder. The line of credit allows the Company to borrow up to $500,000 with interest at 6% per annum. Repayment on the loan is due February 28, 2018. As of September 30, 2017, we have borrowed $200,000.

 

NOTE 5 – EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

 

Common Stock:

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 750,000 shares of restricted common stock to an existing shareholder and former officer/employee for cash of $300,000. The common shares had a fair value of $510,000 at the date of sale, and as a result, the Company reflected an additional expense of $210,000 to account the difference between the sale price and the fair market value of common shares sold.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 1,750,000 shares of restricted common stock to employees with a total fair value of $999,000 for services rendered. The shares issued are non-refundable and deemed earned upon issuance. As a result, the Company expensed the entire $999,000 upon issuance. The shares issued were valued at the date earned under the respective agreements.

 

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During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 11,854,833 shares of restricted common stock to consultants with a total fair value of $3,308,000. The shares issued are non-refundable and deemed earned upon issuance. As a result, the Company expensed the entire $3,308,000 upon issuance. The shares issued were valued at the date earned under the respective agreements.

 

Common Stock with Vesting Terms:

 

The following table summarizes common stock with vesting terms activity:

          Weighted
          Average
    Number of     Grant Date
    Shares     Fair Value
Non-vested, December 31, 2016 20,833    $ 0.50
  Granted    
  Vested (20,833)     0.50
  Forfeited    
Non-vested, September 30, 2017   $

 

In February 2015, the Company granted and issued 500,000 shares of its restricted common stock to a consultant pursuant to a consulting agreement. The 500,000 shares are forfeitable and are deemed earned upon completion of service over a period of twenty-four months. The Company recognizes the fair value of these shares as they vest. As of December 31, 2016, 479,167 of these shares had vested and 20,833 common shares unvested. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the remaining 20,833 of these shares vested and as a result, the Company recognized compensation cost of $46,000. As of September 30, 2017, there were no unvested shares and no unearned compensation costs to be recorded.

 

When calculating basic net income (loss) per share, these shares are included in weighted average common shares outstanding from the time they vest. When calculating diluted net income per share, these shares are included in weighted average common shares outstanding as of their grant date.

 

Options

 

The following table summarizes common stock options activity:

 

          Weighted
          Average
    Options     Exercise Price
December 31, 2016 12,900,000    $ 2.83 
  Granted 870,000      1.00 
  Exercised    
  Cancelled    
  Forfeited (7,500,000)     3.97 
Outstanding, September 30, 2017 6,270,000      3.21 
Exercisable, September 30, 2017 5,095,000    $ 3.18 

  

During the period ended September 30, 2017, the Company granted stock options to consultants to purchase a total of 870,000 shares of common stock. A total of 695,000 options vested upon grant while the remaining 175,000 options will vest through February 2018 at a rate of 35,000 shares per month. The options are exercisable at $1.00 per share and will expire over 4 years. The fair values of the options are recorded at their respective grant dates computed using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recognized $357,000 in compensation expense based upon the vesting of outstanding options. As of September 30, 2017, the unamortized compensation expense for unvested options was $105,000 which will be recognized over the vesting period.

 

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The weighted average exercise prices, remaining lives for options granted, and exercisable as of September 30, 2017, were as follows:

 

    Outstanding Options       Exercisable Options
Options           Weighted       Weighted
Exercise Price       Life   Average Exercise       Average Exercise
Per Share   Shares   (Years)   Price   Shares   Price
                     
$1.00   2,020,000   0.25 – 3.36   $1.00   1,845,000   $1.00
$2.50   1,250,000   1.50   $2.50   750,000   $2.50
$5.00   3,000,000   2.50   $5.00   2,500,000   $5.00
    6,270,000       $3.27   5,095,000   $3.30

 

At September 30, 2017, the Company’s closing stock price was $0.31 per share. As all outstanding options had an exercise price greater than $0.31 per share, there was no intrinsic value of the options outstanding at September 30, 2017.

 

Warrants:

 

The following table summarizes common stock warrants activity:

 

      Weighted
      Average
      Exercise
   Warrants  Price
 December 31, 2016    200,000   $1.00 
 Granted    1,000,000    1.75 
 Exercised    —      —   
 Cancelled    —      —   
 Forfeited    —      —   
 Outstanding September 30, 2017    1,200,000   $1.54 
 Exercisable September 30, 2017    1,200,000   $1.54 

 

In March 2017, pursuant to an employee separation agreement, the Company granted warrants to purchase a total of 1,000,000 shares of restricted common stock with an exercise price of $1.50 and $2.00 which will expire December 31, 2018. The warrants are fully vested and exercisable upon grant. Total fair value of the warrants at grant date amounted to $290,000 computed using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model and was fully recognized on the date of grant.

 

The weighted average exercise prices, remaining lives for warrants granted, and exercisable as of September 30, 2017, were as follows:

 

    Outstanding and Exercisable Warrants  
Warrants          
Exercise Price       Life  
Per Share   Shares   (Years)  
$0.50   200,000   0.08  
$1.50   500,000   1.25  
$2.00   500,000   1.25  
    1,200,000      

 

At September 30, 2017, the Company’s closing stock price was $0.31 per share. As all outstanding warrants had an exercise price greater than $0.31 per share, there was no intrinsic value of the warrants outstanding at September 30, 2017.

 

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 The table below represents the average assumptions used in valuing the stock options and warrants granted in fiscal 2017:

    Nine-Months Ended 
    September 30, 2017 
Expected life in years   1.75 – 3.92 
Stock price volatility   127% - 158% 
Risk free interest rate   1.26 % - 1.60% 
    Expected dividends   —   
Forfeiture rate   —   

 

The assumptions used in the Black Scholes models referred to above are based upon the following data: (1) the contractual life of the underlying non-employee options is the expected life. The expected life of the employee option is estimated by considering the contractual term of the option, the vesting period of the option, the employees’ expected exercise behavior and the post-vesting employee turnover rate. (2) The expected stock price volatility was based upon the Company’s historical stock price over the expected term of the option. (3) The risk-free interest rate is based on published U.S. Treasury Department interest rates for the expected terms of the underlying options. (4) The expected dividend yield was based on the fact that the Company has not paid dividends to common shareholders in the past and does not expect to pay dividends to common shareholders in the future. (5) The expected forfeiture rate is based on historical forfeiture activity and assumptions regarding future forfeitures based on the composition of current grantees.

 

NOTE 6 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

LITIGATION

 

We are involved in certain legal proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of our business. Except for income tax contingencies, we record accruals for contingencies to the extent that our management concludes that the occurrence is probable and that the related amounts of loss can be reasonably estimated. Legal expenses associated with the contingency are expensed as incurred. A material legal proceeding that is currently pending is as follows:

 

On October 14, 2015, the Company was named as a defendant in a case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware case: Zakeni Limited v. SPYR, Inc., f/k/a Eat at Joe’s., Ltd. The suit relates to the Company’s issuance of two convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 in 1998. The plaintiff is seeking payment or conversion of said convertible debentures together with accrued interest and unspecified damages. The Company believes the claim is not a valid debt and is vigorously defending this lawsuit. On December 4, 2015, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the suit based on the statute of limitations. In evaluating a motion to dismiss, the Court is only allowed to view the allegations set forth in the plaintiff’s complaint and documents referenced therein, must assume that those allegations are true, and must construe all evidence contained in the referenced documents in a light most favorable to the plaintiff. On August 24, 2016, under this standard, the Court determined that the legal requirements to grant the motion to dismiss had not been fully satisfied and denied the Company’s Motion to Dismiss. Accordingly, no final determinations regarding liability have been made, the case will proceed to be litigated in the normal course, and, if the Company elects, it will have the ability to again present its arguments for dismissal prior to trial through a motion for summary judgment, which will allow for a determination to be made based on a legal standard that is slightly less favorable to the plaintiff. If that motion is denied, the Company will still have the opportunity to present all of its arguments and defenses at trial, at which Zakeni will have to prove its case by a preponderance of the evidence. The case is scheduled for trial on July 16, 2018. Based upon available information at this very early stage of litigation, it is still the belief of management and opinion of in-house counsel that the Company will obtain a favorable ruling and no amount will be awarded to the plaintiff in this action. Accordingly, Management believes the likelihood of material loss resulting from this lawsuit to be remote.

 

GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

 

The Company is party to various game development agreements. Payments are contingent upon the developer(s) meeting specified milestones and game performance. Pursuant to these agreements, the Company has agreed to pay up to $723,000 during the period from November 2017 through December 2018.

 

COMMON STOCK TO BE ISSUED

 

The Company is party to various third-party service agreements to be paid through the issuance of the company’s restricted common stock. Contingent upon the third parties providing the agreed upon services, the Company will issue up to 4,523,500 restricted common shares at various intervals during the period from November 2017 through August 2018. The shares will be recorded at fair value on the date earned under the respective agreements.

 

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NOTE 7 – DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

Through our other wholly owned subsidiary, E.A.J.: PHL Airport, Inc., we owned and operated the restaurant “Eat at Joe’s®,” which was located in the Philadelphia International Airport since 1997. Our lease in the Philadelphia Airport expired in April 2017. Concurrent with expiration of the lease the restaurant closed. Pursuant to current accounting guidelines, the restaurant segment is reported as a discontinued operations.

 

The following table summarizes the assets and liabilities of our discontinued restaurant segment's discontinued operations as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

   September 30, 2017  December 31, 2016
Assets:          
   Accounts receivable, net  $—     $13,000 
   Inventory   —      12,000 
   Prepaid expenses   —      25,000 
   Property and equipment, net   6,000    30,000 
   Other assets   2,000    17,000 
Total Assets  $8,000   $97,000 
           
Liabilities:          
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   35,000    58,000 
Total Liabilities  $35,000   $58,000 

 

The following table summarizes the results of operations of our discontinued restaurant segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 and is included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations as discontinued operations:

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30,  For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
   2017  2016  2017  2016
             
Revenues  $—     $408,000   $421,000   $1,050,000 
Cost of sales   —      131,000    134,000    324,000 
          Gross Margin   —      277,000    287,000    726,000 
Expenses                    
   Labor and related expenses   —      119,000    178,000    353,000 
   Rent   —      62,000    82,000    191,000 
   Depreciation and amortization   —      15,000    20,000    52,000 
   Professional fees   23,000    2,000    26,000    5,000 
   Other general and administrative   5,000    53,000    94,000    155,000 
          Total Operating Expenses   28,000    251,000    400,000    756,000 
          Operating Income (Loss)   (28,000)   26,000    (113,000)   (30,000)
Other Income (Expense)                    
   Loss on disposal of assets   —      —      (19,000)   —   
Income (Loss) on discontinued operations  $(28,000)  $26,000   $(132,000)  $(30,000)

 

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NOTE 8 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Subsequent to September 30, 2017, the Company issued an aggregate of 395,000 shares of common stock to an employee and third-party service providers with a total fair value of $146,000 for services rendered. The shares issued are non-refundable and deemed earned upon issuance.

 

On October 23, 2017, we restructured and exercised a game purchase option by entering into a definitive agreement with the game owner MMOJoe pursuant to which SPYR will own all of the game related assets of Pocket Starships, in a cashless transaction, and the publishing agreement with Spectacle as well as the original terms of the Option will be terminated, which means that SPYR will now be able to retain 100% of the revenue generated from the game and will be the sole owner of all of the assets related to the game. The acquisition includes, among other assets, all Pocket Starships related intellectual property, the userbase, artwork, software, internet domains, game store accounts (such as App Store, Play Store, Amazon, and Facebook Gameroom), web portal accounts (Facebook, VK.com, Kongregate, etc.) and internet domains (www.pocketstarships.com). Under the terms of the agreement, the game's owner will receive 8,000,000 restricted shares of SPYR stock (subject to resale gating provisions) with a fair value of $3.2 million and 8,000,000 three-year cash-based options exercisable at $0.50 per share with a fair value of $2,452,000. The Company is currently in the process of determining the accounting for the acquisition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2.MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and supplementary data referred to in this Form 10-Q.

 

This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements, which include statements concerning revenue sources and concentration, selling, general and administrative expenses and capital resources, are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those discussed elsewhere in this Form 10-Q that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Unless otherwise expressly indicated, the information set forth in this Form 10-Q is as of September 30, 2017, and we undertake no duty to update this information.

 

Plan of Operations – Through our wholly owned subsidiary SPYR APPS, LLC, d/b/a SPYR GAMES we develop, publish and co-publish mobile games, and then generate revenue through those games by way of advertising and in-app purchases. Our primary focus is on the development and expansion of our mobile games and applications. We anticipate we will need to hire additional employees during 2018 to help with the development and marketing of existing and future games and applications.

 

On December 17, 2015, we entered into an exclusive publishing agreement with Spectacle Games for Pocket Starships for a term of five years, expiring on December 17, 2020. Spectacle Games is a California corporation, holding the exclusive rights to publish and market Pocket Starships, including the ability to sublicense these rights to other parties, pursuant to an agreement with MMOJoe UG. MMOJoe UG, a German limited liability company (“MMOJoe”) is the owner and developer of all intellectual property that relates or pertains to Pocket Starships. The exclusive publishing agreement provides for the Company to fund advanced development and marketing of Pocket Starships in exchange for 50% of the revenue generated by Pocket Starships, plus a recoupment, out of Spectacle’s share of the revenue, of the development money advanced by the Company. Should the Company decide to exercise the Option, the Company will receive 100% of the revenue generated by Pocket Starships.

 

In June 2016, we obtained an exclusive option to purchase all of MMOJoe’s assets including but not limited to all assets pertaining to Pocket Starships (the “Option”) in consideration for 3,750,000 cash based options, exercisable as follows: (a) 500,000 shares at $1.00 per share, expiring on December 31, 2017; (b) 750,000 shares at $2.50 per share, expiring on December 31, 2018; and (c) 2,500,000 shares at $5.00 per share, expiring on December 31, 2019. Under the Option, had the Company decided to exercise the Option, it would have purchased MMOJoe for cash of $5,000,000 plus $10,000,000 worth of shares of the Company’s common stock, valued at the time of closing of the purchase. The exclusive Option was exercisable by us at any time, in our sole discretion, through December 31, 2020.

 

On October 23, 2017, we restructured and exercised the Option by entering into a definitive agreement with the game's owner pursuant to which SPYR will own all of the game related assets of Pocket Starships, in a cashless transaction, and the publishing agreement with Spectacle as well as the original terms of the Option will be terminated, which means that SPYR will now be able to retain 100% of the revenue generated from the game and will be the sole owner of all of the assets related to the game. The acquisition includes, among other assets, all Pocket Starships related intellectual property, the userbase, artwork, software, internet domains, game store accounts (such as App Store, Play Store, Amazon, and Facebook Gameroom), web portal accounts (Facebook, VK.com, Kongregate, etc.) and internet domains (www.pocketstarships.com). Under the terms of the agreement, the game's owner will receive 8,000,000 restricted shares of SPYR stock (subject to resale gating provisions) and 8,000,000 three-year cash-based options exercisable at $0.50 per share.

 

During 2017, we signed an agreement with CBS Consumer Products that will allow the incorporation of intellectual property (IP) from various Star Trek television series into future Pocket Starships updates and expansions. Our Pocket Starships development team is already working on expansions of Pocket Starships to include the Star Trek IP, which we expect will be released 2nd quarter 2018. In Pocket Starships, players can build and pilot several ships and forge alliances on their quest for galactic domination. Players can perform or initiate various activities ranging from fighting pirates to participating in Faction Alerts. Starting in November, with the release of the expansion, those playing Pocket Starships will be able to explore new sectors and engage in exciting battles with the Borg, and will be able to staff their ships with their favorite Star Trek characters from the Star Trek TV series franchise – including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, through a trading card expansion.

 

During July 2017, the Company entered into an agreement with Reset Studios, LLC for the development of at least two new idle tapper games to be published by SPYR, the first of which will feature characters and storylines from a popular television series of a major television network, the name of which will be released as soon as it is contractually permitted. The Company has secured the necessary license to use the IP in the game through a license agreement with the network.

 

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The game will allow players to play as a team of their favorite characters to battle increasingly difficult enemies in order to unlock new characters and rewards. By performing simple actions such as tapping the screen, players can progress in the game even when they’re not actively playing. This new tapper game is currently scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2018.

 

The Company intends to utilize cash on hand, shareholder loans and other forms of financing such as the sale of additional equity and debt securities, capital leases and other credit facilities to conduct its ongoing business, and to also conduct strategic business development, marketing analysis, due diligence investigations into possible acquisitions, and software development costs and implementation of our business plans generally. The Company may also decide to diversify, through acquisition or otherwise, in other unrelated business areas if opportunities present themselves.

 

COMPARISON OF THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 TO 2016

 

Prior period amounts have been adjusted to exclude discontinued operations (see note 7 of our condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information).

 

The consolidated results of continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 are as follows:

 

   Digital Media  Corporate  Consolidated
          
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017               
Revenues  $110,000   $—     $110,000 
Labor and related expenses   800,000    1,265,000    2,065,000 
Rent   30,000    108,000    138,000 
Depreciation and amortization   52,000    37,000    89,000 
Professional fees   469,000    4,423,000    4,892,000 
Software development costs   1,202,000    —      1,202,000 
Other general and administrative   266,000    160,000    426,000 
Operating loss   (2,709,000)   (5,993,000)   (8,702,000)
                
Other expense   —      (33,000)   (33,000)
Loss from continuing operations  $(2,709,000)  $(6,026,000)  $(8,735,000)
                
                
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016               
Revenues  $88,000   $—     $88,000 
Labor and related expenses   318,000    631,000    949,000 
Rent   2,000    102,000    104,000 
Depreciation and amortization   23,000    36,000    59,000 
Professional fees   166,000    1,322,000    1,488,000 
Software development costs   760,000    —      760,000 
Other general and administrative   276,000    187,000    463,000 
Operating loss   (1,457,000)   (2,278,000)   (3,735,000)
                
Other income   —      (206,000)   (206,000)
Income (loss) from continuing operations  $(1,457,000)  $(2,484,000)   (3,941,000)

 

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Results of Operations - For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 the Company had a loss from continuing operations of $8,735,000 compared to a loss from continuing operations of $3,941,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. This change is due primarily to restricted stock awards granted to employees and third-party service providers as compensation, recorded at fair value of $5,210,000 during the period ended September 30, 2017, compared to $1,042,000 during the corresponding period in 2016. Other items contributing to the change included increases in Labor and related costs settled in cash of $59,000. In professional fees settled in cash of $292,000, in software development costs of $442,000, and decreases in other general and administrative expenses of $37,000, and in other income and expenses of $173,000.

 

More detailed explanation of the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 changes are included in the discussions following.

 

Total Revenues - Total revenues increased $22,000, to $110,000 from $88,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Management plans to expand its mobile application and game development and monetization efforts and expects revenues to continued increasing in the coming months.

 

The cost of labor increased $1,116,000 to $2,065,000 from $949,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016. The cost of labor increased in our Digital Media Mobile Games Publishing and Advertising segment by $482,000. Of this amount, $73,000 was settled in cash and $409,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value. At the corporate level, cash compensation decreased by $14,000, while the amounts paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value increased by $648,000 for a net increase of $634,000. The remaining difference is attributed to hiring dates and changes in pay rates and the overall number of employees. The cost of labor is expected to increase in conjunction with expansion of the digital media operations.

 

The cost of rent increase $34,000 from $104,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 to $138,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Beginning September 1, 2016, we began leasing office space in Berlin, Germany on a month to month basis at a cost of EUR 250 plus 19% tax per person up to a maximum of 10 people. On June 29, 2017, we signed a new lease for the Berlin office space for EUR 3,750 per month beginning July 2017 through March 31, 2018. Berlin office is being used by leased employees hired by the Company for the marketing and user acquisition for the Pocket Starships game. Beginning October 17, 2016, we began leasing shared office for one employee in Redmond, Washington on a month to month basis at a cost of $225 per month per desk, increasing to $275 per month starting in December 2016.

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $30,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016. This is attributable to certain of the Company’s office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and other fixed assets being fully depreciated, no new fixed asset purchases during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, and increases in the amount of capitalized licensing rights subject to amortization.

 

Professional fees increased $3,404,000 from $1,488,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 to $4,892,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Professional fees during 2017 included $4,214,000 for investor and public relations, of which $598,000 was settled in cash and $3,616,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, $77,000 for accounting and auditing services, $108,000 for legal fees, $469,000 for consulting and professional fees related to our digital media segment, of which $209,000 was settled in cash and $260,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, and $24,000 for other professional service needs. Professional fees during 2016 $1,153,000 for investor and public relations, of which $393,000 was settled in cash and $760,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, $79,000 for accounting and auditing services, $68,000 for legal fees, $166,000 for consulting and professional fees related to our digital media segment, of which $162,000 was settled in cash and $4,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, and $22,000 for other professional service needs.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred software development costs of $1,202,000 in connection with fees paid to game developers, compared to $760,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

 

Other general and administrative expenses decreased $37,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

 

The Company had unrealized losses on trading securities of $37,000 for the year ended September 30, 2017 compared to unrealized losses of $295,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Unrealized gains and losses are the result of fluctuations in the quoted market price of the underlying securities.

 

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The Company did not sell any trading securities during the nine months ended September 30, 2017. The Company realized gains from the sale of trading securities of $75,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Realized gains and losses are the difference between the selling prices and fair value of the underlying trading securities at the date of sale.

 

COMPARISON OF THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 TO 2016

 

Prior period amounts have been adjusted to exclude discontinued operations (see note 7 of our condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information).

 

The consolidated results of continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 are as follows:

 

   Digital Media  Corporate  Consolidated
          
Three Months Ended September 30, 2017               
Revenues  $26,000   $—     $26,000 
Labor and related expenses   249,000    138,000    387,000 
Rent   15,000    36,000    51,000 
Depreciation and amortization   30,000    14,000    44,000 
Professional fees   164,000    1,836,000    2,000,000 
Software development costs   542,000    —      542,000 
Other general and administrative   74,000    44,000    118,000 
Operating loss   (1,048,000)   (2,068,000)   (3,116,000)
                
Other Expense   —      (10,000)   (10,000)
Loss from continuing operations  $(1,048,000)  $(2,078,000)  $(3,126,000)
                
                
Three Months Ended September 30, 2016               
Revenues  $23,000   $—     $23,000 
Labor and related expenses   161,000    132,000    293,000 
Rent   2,000    35,000    37,000 
Depreciation and amortization   8,000    12,000    20,000 
Professional fees   28,000    922,000    950,000 
Software development costs   390,000    —      390,000 
Other general and administrative   118,000    58,000    176,000 
Operating loss   (684,000)   (1,159,000)   (1,843,000)
                
Other Expense   —      (206,000)   (206,000)
Loss from continuing operations  $(684,000)  $(1,365,000)  $(2,049,000)

 

Results of Operations - For the three months ended September 30, 2017 the Company had a loss from continuing operations of $3,126,000 compared to a loss from continuing operations of $2,049,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016. This change is due primarily to restricted stock awards granted to employees and third-party service providers for compensation recorded at fair value of $1,872,000 during the period ended September 30, 2017, compared to $704,000 during the corresponding period in 2016. Other items contributing to the change included decreases in Labor and related costs settled in cash of $13,000, in professional fees settled in cash of $11,000, in other general and administrative expenses of $58,000, in other income and expenses of $206,000, and increases in software development costs of $152,000.

 

More detailed explanation of the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 changes are included in the discussions following.

 

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Total Revenues - Total revenues increased $3,000, to $26,000 from $23,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016. Management plans to expand its mobile application and game development and monetization efforts and expects revenues to continued increasing in the coming months.

 

The cost of labor increased $94,000 to $387,000 from $293,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016. The cost of labor increased in our Digital Media Mobile Games Publishing and Advertising segment by $88,000. Of this amount, the cost of labor settled in cash decreased by $19,000 and increased by $107,000 for amounts paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value. At the corporate level, cash compensation increased by $6,000, with no amounts paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value. The remaining difference is attributed to hiring dates and changes in pay rates and the overall number of employees. The cost of labor is expected to increase in conjunction with expansion of the digital media operations.

 

The cost of rent increase $14,000 from $37,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016 to $51,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Beginning September 1, 2016, we began leasing office space in Berlin, Germany on a month to month basis at a cost of EUR 250 plus 19% tax per person up to a maximum of 10 people. On June 29, 2017, we signed a new lease for the Berlin office space for EUR 3,750 per month beginning July, 2017 through March 31st 2018. The Berlin office is being used by leased employees hired by the Company for the marketing and user acquisition for the Pocket Starships game. Beginning October 17, 2016, we began leasing shared office for one employee in Redmond, Washington on a month to month basis at a cost of $225 per month per desk, increasing to $275 per month starting in December 2016.

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $24,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016. This is attributable to certain of the Company’s office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and other fixed assets being fully depreciated, no new fixed asset purchases during the three months ended September 30, 2017, and increases in the amount of capitalized licensing rights subject to amortization.

 

Professional fees increased $1,050,000 from $950,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016 to $2,000,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Professional fees during 2017 included $1,793,000 for investor and public relations, of which $181,000 was settled in cash and $1,612,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, $15,000 for accounting and auditing services, $20,000 for legal fees, $164,000 for consulting and professional fees related to our digital media segment, of which $71,000 was settled in cash and $93,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, and $8,000 for other professional service needs. Professional fees during 2016 $868,000 for investor and public relations, of which $224,000 was settled in cash and $644,000 was paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, $15,000 for accounting and auditing services, $35,000 for legal fees, $28,000 for consulting and professional fees related to our digital media segment, of which $28,000 was settled in cash with no amounts paid in restricted stock recorded at fair value, and $4,000 for other professional service needs.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred software development costs of $542,000 in connection with fees paid to game developers, compared to $390,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2016.

 

Other general and administrative expenses decreased $58,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016.

 

The Company had unrealized losses on trading securities of $10,000 for the year ended September 30, 2017 compared to unrealized losses of $211,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Unrealized gains and losses are the result of fluctuations in the quoted market price of the underlying securities.

 

The Company did not sell any trading securities during the three months ended September 30, 2017. The Company realized gains from the sale of trading securities of $1,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Realized gains and losses are the difference between the selling prices and fair value of the underlying trading securities at the date of sale.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The Company has generated a net loss from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 of $8,735,000, of which $5,210,000 is the fair value of equity instruments granted to employees and third-party services providers as compensation during the period. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had current assets of $375,000, which included cash and cash equivalents of $285,000, and trading securities of $22,000.

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During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company has met its capital requirements through a combination of collection of revenues, sale of restricted common stock and utilization of cash reserves.

 

Operating Activities - For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company used cash in operating activities of $3,385,000. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company used cash in operating activities of $2,611,000. This increase is due primarily to our expansion efforts into the digital media publishing, advertising and gaming industry, the addition of new management and operations personnel and the resulting increases in operating expenses.

 

Investing Activities - During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company used cash of $100,000 for the purchase of software licensing rights. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company used cash of $210,000 for the purchase of software licensing rights, used $510,000 in cash to purchase trading securities, received $283,000 in cash proceeds from sales of trading securities and used cash of $48,000 for the purchase of property plant and equipment.

 

Financing Activities - During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company sold 750,000 shares of restricted common stock to a former officer/employee for $300,000 and borrowed $200,000 from a company controlled by our Chairman and majority shareholder. The line of credit allows the Company to borrow up to $500,000 with interest at 6% per annum. Repayment on the loan is due February 28, 2018. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company sold 100,000 shares of restricted common stock to a service provider for $15,000.

 

During 2016 and 2017 we have invested in the Company’s future by working closely with the development team at Spectacle Games to optimize game play and expand the availability of the Pocket Starships to more users through new and existing game portals, social networking sites and app stores throughout the world. In addition, working together with the development team at Reset Studios LLC, we have begun development of a new tapper game to feature characters and storylines from a popular television series of a major television network. Management’s plan for the next 12 months is to build upon this foundation and focus our efforts on marketing and optimizing user acquisition and retention. We will also continue to provide the monthly advances to Spectacle and Reset for further development, enhancement and maintenance of the games as needed to meet the needs of the users and maximize revenue into the future. In addition to our plans for Pocket Starships and the new tapper, we will continue to seek additional games and apps to publish as we strive to broaden our range of products and increase revenues and operating cash flows. We expect these marketing, development and expansion plans will be financed through existing cash, operating cash flows from game revenues and other forms of financing such as the sale of additional equity and debt securities, capital leases and other credit facilities.

 

We estimate the Company currently has sufficient cash and liquidity to meet its working capital needs for its fiscal year 2017. Historically, we have financed our operations primarily through private sales of our trading securities or through sales of our common stock. If our sales goals for our products do not materialize as planned, we believe that the Company can reduce its operating and product development costs that would allow us to maintain sufficient cash levels to continue operations. However, if we are not able to achieve profitable operations at some point in the future, we may have insufficient working capital to maintain our operations as we presently intend to conduct them or to fund our expansion, marketing, and product development plans. There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such financing on acceptable terms, or at all.

 

Government Regulations - The Company is subject to all pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws governing its business. Each subsidiary is subject to licensing and regulation by a number of authorities in its State or municipality. These may include health, safety, and fire regulations. The Company's operations are also subject to Federal and State minimum wage laws governing such matters as working conditions, overtime and tip credits.

 

Critical Accounting Policies - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements describes the significant accounting policies and methods used in the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements. Estimates are used for, but not limited to, contingencies and taxes. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. The following critical accounting policies are impacted significantly by judgments, assumptions, and estimates used in the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

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Revenue Recognition

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiary SPYR APPS, LLC, we develop, publish and co-publish mobile games, and then generate revenue through those games by way of advertising and in-app purchases. The Company’s dedicated mobile gaming applications can be downloaded through the app stores maintained by Apple and Google. The Company’s cross platform gaming application which can be played on personal computers, Facebook and mobile devices, can be downloaded from the internet and Facebook as well as through the app stores maintained by Apple, Google and Amazon. The Company receives revenue from sale of advertising provided with games and through in-app purchases. The Company also receives revenue from publishing agreements entered into during 2015 for one mobile game and one cross platform game. The Company recognizes revenue using four basic criteria that must be met before revenue can be recognized: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred; (3) the selling price is fixed and determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured, which is typically after receipt of payment and delivery.

 

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 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) whereas the value of the award is measured on the date of grant and recognized 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 whereas 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. Non-employee stock-based compensation charges generally are amortized over the vesting period on a straight-line basis. 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.

 

The fair value of the Company's stock option and warrant grants is estimated using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing model, which uses certain assumptions related to risk-free interest rates, expected volatility, expected life of the stock options or warrants, and future dividends. Compensation expense is recorded based upon the value derived from the Black-Scholes Option Pricing model, and based on actual experience. The assumptions used in the Black-Scholes Option Pricing model could materially affect compensation expense recorded in future periods.

 

The Company also issues restricted shares of its common stock for share-based compensation programs to employees and non-employees. The Company measures the compensation cost with respect to restricted shares to employees based upon the estimated fair value at the date of the grant, and is recognized as expense over the period which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award. For non-employees, the Company measures the compensation cost with respect to restricted shares based upon the estimated fair value at measurement date which is 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.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 1 of the condensed consolidated financial statements for discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

ITEM 3.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4.CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Management of the Company is responsible for maintaining disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that financial information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the timeframes specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, consistent with Items 307 and 308 of Regulation S-K.

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In addition, the disclosure controls and procedures must ensure that such financial information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required financial and other required disclosures.

 

As of September 30, 2017, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13(a)-15(e) and 15(d)-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and other persons carrying out similar functions for the Company. Based on the evaluation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, the Company concluded that during the period covered by this report, such disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

The Company continues to employ and refine a structure in which critical accounting policies, issues and estimates are identified, and together with other complex areas, are subject to multiple reviews by accounting personnel. In addition, the Company evaluates and assesses its internal controls and procedures regarding its financial reporting, utilizing standards incorporating applicable portions of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s 2009 Guidance for Smaller Public Companies in Auditing Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting as necessary and on an on-going basis.

 

Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

The Company has no reportable changes to its internal controls over financial reporting for the period covered by this report.

 

The Company will continually enhance and test its internal controls over financial reporting. Additionally, the Company’s management, under the control of its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, will increase its review of its disclosure controls and procedures on an ongoing basis. Finally, the Company plans to designate, in conjunction with its Chief Financial Officer, individuals responsible for identifying reportable developments and the process for resolving compliance issues related to them. The Company believes these actions will focus necessary attention and resources in its internal accounting functions.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

On October 14, 2015, the Company was named as a defendant in a case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware captioned: Zakeni Limited v. SPYR, Inc., f/k/a Eat at Joe’s., Ltd. The suit relates to the Company’s issuance of two convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 in 1998. The plaintiff is seeking payment or conversion of said convertible debentures together with accrued interest and unspecified damages. The Company believes the claim is not a valid debt and is vigorously defending this lawsuit. On December 4, 2015, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the suit based on the statute of limitations. In evaluating a motion to dismiss, the Court is only allowed to view the allegations set forth in the plaintiff’s complaint and documents referenced therein, must assume that those allegations are true, and must construe all evidence contained in the referenced documents in a light most favorable to the plaintiff. On August 24, 2016, under this standard, the Court determined that the legal requirements to grant the motion to dismiss had not been fully satisfied and denied the Company’s Motion to Dismiss. Accordingly, no final determinations regarding liability have been made, the case will proceed to be litigated in the normal course, and, if the Company elects, it will have the ability to again present its arguments for dismissal prior to trial through a motion for summary judgment, which will allow for a determination to be made based on a legal standard that is slightly less favorable to the plaintiff. If that motion is denied, the Company will still have the opportunity to present all of its arguments and defenses at trial, at which Zakeni will have to prove its case by a preponderance of the evidence. The case is scheduled for trial on July 16, 2018. Based upon available information at this very early stage of litigation, it is still the belief of management and opinion of in-house counsel that the Company will obtain a favorable ruling and no amount will be awarded to the plaintiff in this action. Accordingly, Management believes the likelihood of material loss resulting from this lawsuit to be remote.

 

ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS

 

Not applicable to smaller reporting companies.

 

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ITEM 2.UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

During July, August, and September 2017, the Company issued 500,000 restricted common shares to an employee of the company for services rendered. These shares were recorded at fair value of $152,000 in the statement of operations and comprehensive income as part of labor and related expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The Company relied upon the Section 4(a)(2) exemption from registration provided by Rule 506(b) of Regulation D.

 

During July, August, and September 2017, the Company issued 9,139,833 restricted common shares pursuant to third party service agreements. These shares were recorded at fair value of $1,609,000 in the statement of operations and comprehensive income as part of professional fees for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. The Company relied upon the Section 4(a)(2) exemption from registration provided by Rule 506(b) of Regulation D.

 

ITEM 3.DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable

 

ITEM 5.OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6.EXHIBITS

 

The following exhibits are included as part of this report:

   

Exhibit

Number

Exhibit Description
3.1 Articles of Incorporation (1)
3.2 By-laws (1)
3.3** Amended Articles of Incorporation
10.2 Registration Rights Agreement(1)
14 Code of Ethics (1)
21** Subsidiaries of the Company
31** Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32*** Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS** XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

**       Filed herewith

***       Furnished Herewith

(1)       Incorporated by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: November 20, 2017

  SPYR, INC.
     
By: /S/ James R. Thompson
    James R. Thompson
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  By: /S/ Barry D. Loveless
    Barry D. Loveless
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

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