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NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

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NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
9 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1. NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Nature of Business

 

Unique Logistics International, Inc. (the “Company” or “Unique”) is a global logistics and freight forwarding company. The Company currently operates via its wholly owned subsidiaries, Unique Logistics International (NYC), LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“UL NYC”), and Unique Logistics International (BOS) Inc, a Massachusetts corporation (“UL BOS”), (collectively the “UL US Entities”). The Company provides a range of international logistics services that enable its customers to outsource sections of their supply chain process. This range of services can be categorized as follows:

 

  Air Freight services
  Ocean Freight services
  Customs Brokerage and Compliance services
  Warehousing and Distribution services
  Order Management

 

Liquidity

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. Substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern exists when conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, indicate that it is probable that the entity will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued.

 

The Company experienced adverse cash flows from operations, primarily due to significant business growth since inception, entering new markets and products and repayment of an acquisition related debt. As of February 28, 2022, the Company reported negative working capital of approximately $8.1 million compared with $3.5 million negative working capital as of May 31, 2021 Increase in negative reported working capital period over period was primarily due to recording $12.7 million derivative liability related to antidilution provision in Series A, C and D Convertible Preferred Stocks. (See Imbedded Liability note below), without such liability, the Company’s working capital would be $4.2 million. Liquidity fluctuations may raise the risk of there being substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

In response to such factors, the Company took steps to alleviate the risk of substantial doubt by

 

  Repayment most of its acquisition related debt.
  Entering into a Fourth Amendment to the TBK Loan Agreement to increase its credit facility from $47.5.0 million to $57.5 million until October 2022 (Subsequent Event Note 11)
  Recapitalizing its balance sheet by entering into an Exchange Agreement on December 10, 2021 to exchange all of its Convertible debt into shares of Convertible Preferred Shares Series C and D (Financial Arrangements Note 5)

 

The Company is in process of potentially raising capital through a planned underwritten offering of its securities.

 

As of February 28, 2022 we expect to alleviate our going concern needs for at least the next twelve months from the time these financial statements are made available with existing cash and cash equivalents and cash flows from operations. The Company expects to meet its long-term liquidity needs with cash flows from operations and financing arrangements.

 

Covid-19

 

In January 2020, the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” which continues to have an impact throughout the world and has adversely impacted global commercial activity and contributed to significant declines and volatility in financial markets. The coronavirus outbreak and government responses are creating disruption in global supply chains and adversely impacting many industries.

 

 

The outbreak could have a continued material adverse impact on economic and market conditions and trigger a period of global economic slowdown. The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance will depend on the effect on our shippers and carriers, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted. The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate material adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Nevertheless, the outbreak presents uncertainty and risk with respect to the Company, its performance, and its financial results. The Company has experienced increased air and ocean freight rates due to overall cargo restraints imposed by shippers and carriers and is in a position to pass these cost increases directly to the customers without significantly affecting its margins.

 

Due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain pace of recovery, seasonal variations in the availability of air and ocean carriers, the volatility of fuel prices and other supply and demand related factors, operating results for the three and six months ended February 28, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the entire year.

 

While we continue to execute our strategic plan, the Company is also in a process of evaluating several other liquidity-oriented options such as raising additional capital, increasing credit limits of the revolving credit facilities, reducing cost of debt, controlling expenditures, and improving its cash collection processes. While many of the aspects of the Company’s plan involve management’s judgments and estimates that include factors that could be beyond our control and actual results could differ from our estimates. These and other factors could cause the strategic plan to be unsuccessful which could have a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition, and liquidity.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The unaudited interim financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring items, which in the opinion of management are necessary to fairly state the financial position of the Company and the results of its operations for the periods presented. This report should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2021. The Company assumes that the users of the interim financial information herein have read or have access to the audited financial statements for the preceding fiscal year and that the adequacy of additional disclosure needed for a fair presentation may be determined in that context. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at May 31, 2021 was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Significant estimates inherent in the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements include determinations of the useful lives and expected future cash flows of long-lived assets, including intangibles, valuation of assets and liabilities acquired in business combinations, and estimates and assumptions in valuation of debt and equity instruments. In addition, the Company makes significant judgments to recognize revenue – see policy note “Revenue Recognition” below.

 

 

Fair Value Measurement

 

The Company follows the authoritative guidance that establishes a formal framework for measuring fair values of assets and liabilities in the condensed consolidated financial statements that are already required by generally accepted accounting principles to be measured at fair value. The guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price). The transaction is based on a hypothetical transaction in the principal or most advantageous market considered from the perspective of the market participant that holds the asset or owes the liability.

 

The Company utilizes market data or assumptions that market participants who are independent, knowledgeable, and willing and able to transact would use in pricing the asset or liability, including assumptions about risk and the risks inherent in the inputs to the valuation technique. These inputs can be readily observable, market corroborated or generally unobservable. The Company attempts to utilize valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

 

The Company is able to classify fair value balances based on the observability of those inputs. The guidance establishes a formal fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to Level 1 measurements and the lowest priority to level 3 measurements, and accordingly, Level 1 measurement should be used whenever possible.

 

The hierarchy is broken down into three levels based on the reliability of inputs as follows:

 

Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities or published net asset value for alternative investments with characteristics similar to a mutual fund.

 

Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

 

Level 3 – Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

 

The methods used may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while management believes its valuation methods are appropriate, the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a difference fair value measurement at the reporting date. There were no changes in the Company’s valuation methodologies from the prior year.

 

For purpose of this disclosure, the fair value of a financial instrument is the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in a forced sale or liquidation. The carrying amounts for financial assets and liabilities such as cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable - trade, contract assets, factoring reserve, other prepaid expenses and current assets, accounts payable – trade and other current liabilities, including contract liabilities, imbedded derivative liabilities, convertible notes, promissory notes, all approximate fair value due to their short-term nature as of February 28, 2022 and May 31, 2021. The carrying amount of the long-term debt approximates fair value because the interest rates on these instruments approximate the interest rate on debt with similar terms available to the Company. Lease liabilities approximate fair value based on the incremental borrowing rate used to discount future cash flows. The Company had Level 3 liabilities (See Derivative Liabilities note) as of February 28, 2022. On May 31, 2021 Level 3 derivative liability balances were insignificant. There were no transfers between levels during the reporting period.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains its cash in bank deposit accounts, which at times may exceed federally insured limits. No loss has been experienced, and management believes it is not exposed to any significant risk on credit.

 

 

Accounts Receivable – Trade

 

Accounts receivable - trade from revenue transactions are based on invoiced prices which the Company expects to collect. In the normal course of business, the Company extends credit to customers that satisfy pre-defined credit criteria. The Company generally does not require collateral to support customer receivables. Accounts receivable - trade, as shown on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, is net of allowances when applicable. An allowance for doubtful accounts is determined through analysis of the aging of accounts receivable at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, assessments of collectability based on an evaluation of historic and anticipated trends, the financial condition of the Company’s customers, and an evaluation of the impact of economic conditions. The maximum accounting loss from the credit risk associated with accounts receivable is the amount of the receivable recorded, net of allowance for doubtful accounts. As of February 28, 2022 and May 31, 2021, the Company recorded an allowance for doubtful accounts of approximately $1,010,500 and $240,000, respectively.

 

Concentration

 

One major customer represented approximately 42% of all accounts receivable as of February 28, 2022. Revenue by this customer as a percentage of the Company’s total revenue were 39% and 38% for three months ended February 28, 2022 and nine months ended February 28, 2022, respectively, compared with 19% and 29%, for the three months ended February 28, 2021 and nine months ended February 28, 2021, respectively.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

On August 30, 2021, the Company terminated its agreement with an unrelated third party (the “Factor”) for factoring of specific accounts receivable. The factoring under this agreement was treated as a sale in accordance with FASB ASC 860, Transfers and Servicing, and is accounted for as an off-balance sheet arrangement. Proceeds from the transfers reflected the face value of the account less a fee, which is presented in costs and operating expenses on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations in the period the sale occurs. Net funds received are recorded as an increase to cash and a reduction to accounts receivable outstanding in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company reported the cash flows attributable to the sale of receivables to third parties and the cash receipts from collections made on behalf of and paid to third parties, on a net basis as trade accounts receivables in cash flows from operating activities in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The net principal balance of trade accounts receivable outstanding in the books of the factor under the factoring agreement was $31.7 million as of May 31, 2021. On June 2, 2021 and on August 30, 2021, the Company repurchased all of its factored trade accounts receivables from the Factor, in the amounts of $31.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively, utilizing its TBK revolving credit facility (See Note 5).

 

 

During the factoring agreement in place, the Company acted as the agent on behalf of the Factor for the arrangements and had no significant retained interests or servicing liabilities related to the accounts receivable sold. The agreement provided the Factor with security interests in purchased accounts until the accounts have been repurchased by the Company or paid by the customer. In order to mitigate credit risk related to the Company’s factoring of accounts receivable, the Company may purchase credit insurance, from time to time, for certain factored accounts receivable, resulting in risk of loss being limited to the factored accounts receivable not covered by credit insurance, which the Company does not believe to be significant.

 

During the three months ended February 28, 2022 and 2021, the Company factored accounts receivable invoices totaling approximately none and $64.7 million, pursuant to the Company’s factoring agreement, representing the face value of the invoices. During the nine months ended February 28, 2022 and 2021, the Company factored accounts receivable invoices totaling approximately $4.3 million and $176.2 million, respectively, pursuant to the Company’s factoring agreement, representing the face value of the invoices. The Company recognizes factoring costs upon disbursement of funds. The Company incurred expenses totaling approximately $1.3 million, pursuant to the agreements for the three months ended February 28, 2021 and none for the three months ended February 28, 2022. The Company recognizes factoring costs upon disbursement of funds. The Company incurred expenses totaling approximately $27,000 and $3.2 million, pursuant to the agreements for the nine months ended February 28, 2022 and 2021. Factoring expenses are presented in costs and operating expenses on the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

Derivative Liability

 

On December 10, 2021, the Company entered into an amended securities exchange agreement with the holders of convertible notes to exchange all Convertible Notes of the Company into shares of the newly created Convertible Preferred Stock Series C and D. For additional information on the exchange agreement see Note 5, Financing Arrangements.

 

Similar to the existing Convertible Preferred Stock Series A, these preferred stocks featured anti-dilution provision that expire on a certain date. Management has determined the anti-dilution provision embedded in preferred stock Series A, C and D is required to be accounted for separately from the preferred stock as a derivative liability and recorded at fair value. Separation of the anti-dilution option as a derivative liability is required because its economic characteristics are considered more akin to an equity instrument and therefore the anti-dilution option is not considered to be clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics of the preferred stock.

 

The Company has identified derivative instruments arising from an anti-dilution provision in the Company’s Series A, Series C, and Series D Preferred Stock during the three and nine months ended February 28, 2022. The Company had $12,693,282 of derivative liabilities measured at fair value as of February 28, 2022. Derivative liability related to Preferred Convertible Stock Series A existed but was immaterial as of May 31, 2021.

 

An embedded derivative liability representing the right of holders of Convertible Preferred Stock Series C and D to receive additional common stock of the Company upon issuance of any additional common stock by the Company prior to qualified financing event as defined in the agreement. Each reporting period, the embedded derivative liability, if material, would be adjusted to reflect fair value at each period end with changes in fair value recorded in the “Change in fair value of embedded derivative liability” financial statement line item of the company’s statements of operations. There was no change in fair value during the three months ended February 28, 2022.

 

The underlying value of the anti-dilution provision is calculated from estimating the probability and value of a potential raise. The model used estimates the potential that the company completes a capital raise prior to the expiration of the anti-dilution feature and determines the value of the anti-dilution feature given these assumptions. The model requires the use of certain assumptions. These assumptions include probability a raise is completed, probability certain anti-dilution features are extended, estimated raise amount, term to a raise, and an appropriate risk-free interest rate.

 

    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Derivative liabilities as November 30, 2021     -       -       -  
Addition     -       -       8,417,296  
Changes in fair value     -       -       4,275,986  
Derivative liabilities as February 28, 2022   $ -     $ -     $ 12,693,282  

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company files a consolidated income tax return for federal and most state purposes.

 

Management has determined that there are no uncertain tax positions that would require recognition in the consolidated financial statements. If the Company were to incur an income tax liability in the future, interest and penalties on any income tax liability would be reported as interest expense. Management’s conclusions regarding uncertain tax positions may be subject to review and adjustment at a later date based on ongoing analysis of tax laws, regulations, and interpretations thereof as well as other factors.

 

The Company uses the assets and liability method of accounting for deferred income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the balance sheet carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis. As of February 28, 2022 and May 31, 2021, the Company recognized a deferred tax asset of $165,000 and $264,000, respectively, which is included in deposits and other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company regularly evaluates the need for a valuation allowance related to the deferred tax asset.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company adopted ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Under ASC 606, revenue is recognized when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for services. The Company recognizes revenue upon meeting each performance obligation based on the allocated amount of the total consideration of the contract to each specific performance obligation.

 

To determine revenue recognition, the Company applies the following five steps:

 

  1. Identify the contract(s) with a customer;
  2. Identify the performance obligations in the contract;
  3. Determine the transaction price;
  4. Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and
  5. Recognize revenue as or when the performance obligation is satisfied.

 

 

Revenue is recognized as follows:

 

  i. Freight income - export sales
     
    Freight income from the provision of air, ocean, and land freight forwarding services are recognized over time based on a relative transit time basis thru the sail or departure from origin port. The Company is the principal in these transactions and recognizes revenue on a gross basis.
     
  ii. Freight income - import sales
     
    Freight income from the provision of air, ocean, and land freight forwarding services are recognized over time based on a relative transit time basis thru the delivery to the customer’s designated location. The Company is the principal in these transactions and recognizes revenue on a gross basis.
     
  iii. Customs brokerage and other service income
     
    Customs brokerage and other service income from the provision of other services are recognized at the point in time the performance obligation is met.

 

The Company’s business practices require, for accurate and meaningful disclosure, that it recognizes revenue over time. The “over time” policy is the period from point of origin to arrival of the shipment at US Port of entry (or in the case when the customer requires delivery to a designated point, the arrival at that delivery point). This over time policy requires the Company to make significant judgements to recognize revenue over the estimated duration of time from port of origin to arrival at port of entry. The point in the process when the Company meets its obligation in the port of entry and the subsequent transfer of the goods to the customer is when the customer has the obligation to pay, has taken physical possession, has legal title, risk and awards (ownership) and has accepted the goods. The Company has elected to not disclose the aggregate amount of the transaction price allocated to performance obligations that are unsatisfied as of the end of the period as the Company’s contracts with its customers have an expected duration of one year or less.

 

The Company uses independent contractors and third-party carriers in the performance of its transportation services. The Company evaluates who controls the transportation services to determine whether its performance obligation is to transfer services to the customer or to arrange for services to be provided by another party. The Company determined it acts as the principal for its transportation services performance obligation since it is in control of establishing the prices for the specified services, managing all aspects of the shipments process and assuming the risk of loss for delivery and collection.

 

Revenue billed prior to realization is recorded as contract liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets and contract costs incurred prior to revenue recognition are recorded as contract assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

Contract Assets

 

Contract assets represent amounts for which the Company has the right to consideration for the services provided while a shipment is still in-transit but for which it has not yet completed the performance obligation and has not yet invoiced the customer. Upon completion of the performance obligations, which can vary in duration based upon the method of transport and billing the customer, these amounts become classified within accounts receivable - trade.

 

Contract Liabilities

 

Contract liabilities represent the amount of obligation to transfer goods or services to a customer for which consideration has been received.

 

 

Significant Changes in Contract Asset and Contract Liability Balances for the nine months ended February 28, 2022:

 

   

Contract

Assets

Increase
(Decrease)

   

Contract
Liabilities

(Increase)
Decrease

 
             
Reclassification of the beginning contract liabilities to revenue, as the result of performance obligation satisfied   $ -     $ -  
Cash Received in advance and not recognized as revenue     -       (10,403,335 )
Reclassification of the beginning contract assets to receivables, as the result of rights to consideration becoming unconditional     (32,052,573 )     -  
Contract assets recognized, net reclassification to receivables     44,759,230       -  
Net Change   $ 12,706,657     $ (10,403,335 )

 

Disaggregation of Revenue from Contracts with Customers

 

The following table disaggregates gross revenue by significant geographic area for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2022 and 2021 based on origin of shipment (imports) or destination of shipment (exports):

 

   

For the Three

Months Ended

February 28, 2022

   

For the Three

Months Ended

February 28, 2021

 
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan   $ 82,006,657     $ 48,767,302  
Southeast Asia     121,340,162       23,395,258  
United States     5,049,985       5,947,013  
India Sub-continent     34,943,595       5,645,861  
Other     7,095,496       7,206,980  
Total revenue   $ 250,435,895     $ 90,962,414  

 

   

For the Nine

Months Ended

February 28, 2022

   

For the Nine

Months Ended

February 28, 2021

 
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan   $ 285,424,103     $ 143,818,543  
Southeast Asia     361,600,180       73,073,258  
United States     28,254,253       26,170,665  
India Sub-continent     134,393,170       16,032,190  
Other     35,966,738       13,922,445  
Total revenue   $ 845,638,444     $ 273,017,101  

 

Segment Reporting

 

Based on the guidance provided by ASC Topic 280, Segment Reporting, management has determined that the Company currently operates in one geographical segment and consists of a single reporting unit given the similarities in economic characteristics between its operations and the common nature of its products, services and customers.

 

Earnings per Share

 

The Company adopted ASC 260, Earnings per share, guidance from the inception. Earnings per share (“EPS”) is the amount of earnings attributable to each share of common stock. For convenience, the term is used to refer to either earnings or loss per share. Basic EPS is computed by dividing income available to common stockholders (the numerator) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding, including warrants exercisable for less than a penny, (the denominator) during the period. Income available to common stockholders shall be computed by deducting both the dividends declared in the period on preferred stock (whether or not paid) and the dividends accumulated for the period on cumulative preferred stock (whether or not earned) from income from continuing operations (if that amount appears in the consolidated statements of operations) and also from net income. The computation of diluted EPS is similar to the computation of basic EPS except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the dilutive potential common shares had been issued during the period to reflect the potential dilution that could occur from common shares issuable through contingent shares issuance arrangement, stock options or warrants.

 

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used in computing basic and diluted net income attributable to common stockholders per common share.

 

    February 28, 2022     February 28, 2021  
    For the Three Months Ended  
    February 28, 2022     February 28, 2021  
Numerator:                
Net (loss) income available to common stockholders   $ (9,496,311 )     1,264,998  
Effect of dilutive securities:     -       431,163  
                 
Diluted net (loss) income   $ (9,496,311 )   $ 1,696,161  
                 
Denominator:                
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic     655,781,078       357,891,040  
                 
Dilutive securities (a):                
Series A Preferred     -       1,177,041,100  
Series B Preferred     -       5,499,034,800  
Convertible notes     -       1,809,848,927  
Warrants     -       1,132,733,563  
Series C Preferred     -       -  
Series D Preferred     -       -  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding and assumed conversion – diluted     655,781,078       9,976,549,430  
                 
Basic net (loss) income per common share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.00  
                 
Diluted net (loss) income per common share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.00  

 

    February 28, 2022     February 28, 2021  
    For the Nine Months Ended  
    February 28, 2022     February 28, 2021  
Numerator:                
Net income available to common stockholders   $ (2,984,670 )     2,088,044  
Effect of dilutive securities:     -       606,519  
                 
Diluted net income   $ (2,984,670 )   $ 2,694,963  
                 
Denominator:                
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic     582,680,746       230,663,175  
                 
Dilutive securities (a):                
Series A Preferred     -       1,177,041,100  
Series B Preferred     -       5,499,034,800  
Convertible notes             1,809,848,927  
Warrants             1,132,733,563  
Series C Preferred     -       -  
Series D Preferred     -       -  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding and assumed conversion – diluted     582,680,746       9,849,321,565  
                 
Basic net income per common share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.01  
                 
Diluted net income per common share   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.00