Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

1. Organization and Business

1. Organization and Business
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Organization and Business

Note 1: Organization and Business


Organization and Nature of Business


Genius Brands International, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) is a global content and brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia content. Led by proven industry leaders, the Company distributes its content in all formats as well as a broad range of consumer products based on its characters. In the children's media sector, the Company’s portfolio features “content with a purpose” for toddlers to tweens, which provides enrichment as well as entertainment, including the award-winning Baby Genius, new preschool property Rainbow Rangers, debuting November 5, 2018 on Nickelodeon; preschool property Llama Llama; that debuted on Netflix in December 2017 and has been picked up by Netflix for a second season; tween music-driven brand SpacePop; adventure comedy Thomas Edison's Secret Lab®, available on, public broadcast stations and the Company’s Genius Brands Network on Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, You Tube and Amazon Prime; Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, created with and starring iconic investor Warren Buffett. The Company also has a partnership with Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment which it manages for creation, production, licensing and management of original Stan Lee superhero programs.


In addition, the Company acts as licensing agent for Llama Llama, leveraging its existing licensing infrastructure to expand this brand into new product categories, new retailers, and new territories.


The Company commenced operations in 2006, assuming all the rights and obligations of its then Chief Executive Officer, under an Asset Purchase Agreement between the Company and Genius Products, Inc., in which the Company obtained all rights, copyrights, and trademarks to the brands “Baby Genius,” “Kid Genius,” “123 Favorite Music” and “Wee Worship,” and all then existing productions under those titles. In 2011, the Company reincorporated in Nevada and changed its name to Genius Brands International, Inc. (the “Reincorporation”). In connection with the Reincorporation, the Company changed its trading symbol to “GNUS.”


In 2013, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) with A Squared Entertainment LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“A Squared”), A Squared Holdings LLC, a California limited liability company and sole member of A Squared (the “Parent Member”) and A2E Acquisition LLC, its newly formed, wholly-owned Delaware subsidiary (“Acquisition Sub”). Upon closing of the transactions, A Squared, as the surviving entity, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.


On November 4, 2016, the Company filed a certificate to change its Articles of Incorporation to effect a reverse split on a one-for-three basis (the “2016 Reverse Split”). The 2016 Reverse Split became effective on November 9, 2016. All common stock share and per share information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Form 10-Q”), including the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, have been adjusted to reflect retrospective application of the 2016 Reverse Split, unless otherwise indicated.




Historically, the Company has incurred net losses. For the three months ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017, the Company reported net losses of $2,189,783 and $1,251,543 respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017, the Company reported net losses of $3,453,247 and $2,567,779 respectively. The Company reported net cash used in operating activities of $3,365,437 and $3,558,638 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and June 30, 2017, respectively. As of June 30, 2018, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $44,798,497 and total stockholders’ equity of $14,237,909. At June 30, 2018, the Company had current assets of $6,218,816, including cash and cash equivalents of $3,525,433 and current liabilities of $3,288,519, including certain trade payables of $925,000 to which the Company disputes the claim. The Company had working capital of $2,930,297 as of June 30, 2018 compared to working capital of $7,116,279 as of December 31, 2017.


On January 8, 2018, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain accredited investors pursuant to which the Company sold approximately $1,800,000 of common stock and warrants to such investors (the “January 2018 Private Placement”). The Company issued and sold warrants to purchase 592,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $3.00 per share and issued 93,000 warrants representing offering costs.


While the Company believes that its cash balances and working capital combined with its production facility and deal pipeline will be sufficient to fund operations for the next twelve months, there can be no assurance that cash flows from operations will continue to improve in the near future. If the Company is unable to attain profitable operations and attain positive operating cash flows, it may need to (i) seek additional funding, (ii) scale back its development or production plans, or (iii) reduce certain operations.