1. Organization and Business
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|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 experienced industry personnel, we distribute our content in all formats as well as a broad range of consumer products based on our characters. In the children's media sector, our portfolio features “content with a purpose” for toddlers to tweens, which provides enrichment as well as entertainment. New intellectual property titles include the preschool property Rainbow Rangers, which debuted in November 2018 on Nickelodeon and which was renewed for a second season and preschool property Llama Llama, which debuted on Netflix in January 2018 and was renewed by Netflix for a second season. Our library titles include the award winning Baby Genius, adventure comedy Thomas Edison's Secret Lab® and Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, created with and starring iconic investor Warren Buffett, which is distributed across our Genius Brands Network on Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Cox, Dish, Sling and Zumo as well as Connected TV. We are also developing an all-new animated series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten with Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Oak Productions and Alibaba. Arnold Schwarzenegger lends his voice as the lead and is also an Executive Producer on the series. The show will be broadcast in the United States on Amazon Prime and the Company’s wholly owned distribution outlet, Kartoon Channel!. In July, 2020, the Company entered into a binding term sheet with POW, Inc. (“POW!”) in which we agreed to form a joint venture with POW! to exploit certain rights in intellectual property created by Stan Lee, as well as the name and likeness of Stan Lee. The joint venture will be called “Stan Lee Universe, LLC” and POW! and the Company are finalizing the details of the venture.
In addition, we act as licensing agent for Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House LLC who owns or controls the underlying rights to Llama Llama, leveraging our 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.
Historically, the Company has incurred net losses. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, the Company reported net losses of $383,258,002 and $1,715,152, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, the Company reported net losses of $389,093,946 and $6,722,632, respectively. The Company reported net cash used in operating activities of $2,331,261 and $2,550,140 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2019, respectively. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $456,981,465 and total stockholders’ equity of $63,218,056. At June 30, 2020, the Company had current assets of $58,460,486, including cashand cash equivalent of $54,382,775 and current liabilities of $8,783,171. The Company had positive working capital of $49,677,315 as of June 30, 2020, compared to negative working capital of $3,650,136 as of December 31, 2019.
Prior to the Company’s successful capital raises, the Company applied a loan pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established under Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as interpreted and applied by Small Business Administration (SBA), an Agency of the United States of America. The application was approved and on April 30,2020, the Company received a loan with a principal amount of $366,267. The loan has an interest rate of one percent (1%) per year and matures on April 19, 2020. The loan may be eligible, in whole or in part, for forgiveness pursuant to the PPP. The Company shall apply to the lender for loan forgiveness in accordance with the PPP as implemented by SBA. The Company reported the proceeds from the PPP loan as debt using the effective interest rate method.
Warrant Exercise Agreement
On January 22, 2020, the Company entered into a private transaction (the “Private Transaction”) pursuant to a Warrant Exercise Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the holder of the Company’s existing warrants (the “Original Warrants”). The Original Warrants were originally issued on October 3, 2017, to purchase an aggregate of 500,000 shares of Common Stock (as defined below) at an exercise price of $3.90 per share and were to expire in October 2022.
Pursuant to the Agreement, the holder of the Original Warrants and the Company agreed that such Original Warrant holder would exercise its Original Warrants in full and the Company would amend the Original Warrants to reduce the exercise price thereof to $0.34 (the average closing price (as reflected on Nasdaq.com) of the Common Stock (as defined below) for the five trading days immediately preceding the signing of the Agreement) (the “Amended Exercise Price”). The Company received approximately $170,000 from the exercise of the Original Warrants.
Secured Convertible Note and Warrant Private Placement
On March 11, 2020, the Company and certain accredited investors (each an “Investor” and collectively, the “Investors”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell and issue (1) Senior Secured Convertible Notes to the Investors in the aggregate principal amount of $13,750,000 (each, a “Note” and collectively, the “2020 Convertible Notes”) and $11,000,000 funding amount (reflecting an original issue discount of $2,750,000) and (2) warrants to purchase 65,476,190 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), exercisable for a period of five years at an initial exercise price of $0.26 per share (each a “Warrant” and collectively, the “Warrants”), for consideration consisting of (i) a cash payment of $7,000,000, and (ii) full recourse cash secured promissory notes payable by the Investors to the Company (each, an “Investor Note” and collectively, the “Investor Notes”) in the principal amount of $4,000,000 (the “Investor Notes Principal”) (collectively, the “Financing”). Andy Heyward, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, participated as an Investor and invested $1,000,000 in connection with the Financing, all of which was paid at the closing and not pursuant to an Investor Note.
The closing of the sale and issuance of the 2020 Convertible Notes, the Warrants and the Placement Agent Warrants (as defined below) described below in Note 10 occurred on March 17, 2020 (the “Closing Date”). The maturity date of the 2020 Convertible Notes is September 30, 2021 and the maturity date of the Investor Notes is March 11, 2060.
2020 Convertible Notes can be converted at the investor’s option into Common Stock at the conversion rate of $1.375 per share to be adjusted to $0.21 per share upon receipt of stockholder approval and subject to certain other adjustments, according to the terms of the 2020 Convertible Notes (the “Conversion Price”). On May 15, 2020, the Company received the necessary stockholder approval in connection with the Nasdaq proposals described below in Note 10. As a result, the Conversion Price and the exercise price of the Warrants were each reduced to $0.21.
The 2020 Convertible Notes can be converted at the Company’s option, provided certain conditions are met, into Common Stock at the lower of the Conversion Price and 85% of the average of the five lowest daily weighted average prices of Company’s shares during the measuring period, according to the terms of the 2020 Convertible Notes.
Between June 10 and June 23, 2020, the 2020 Convertible Notes were converted and repaid through the issuance of 65,476,190 shares of Common Stock.
March 2020 Securities Purchase Agreement
On March 22, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain long standing investors (the “March Investors”), pursuant to which we agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering by the Company directly to the March Investors, an aggregate of 4,000,000 shares of our Common Stock, at an offering price of $0.2568 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $1.0 million before deducting offering expenses.
May 2020 Securities Purchase Agreements
On May 7, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain long standing investors (the “May 7th Investors”), pursuant to which we agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering by the Company directly to the May 7th Investors, an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of our Common Stock, at an offering price of $0.35 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $2.8 million before deducting offering expenses.
On May 8, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain long standing investors (the “May 8th Investors”), pursuant to which we agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering by the Company directly to the May 8th Investors, an aggregate of 12,000,000 shares of our Common Stock, at an offering price of $0.454 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $5.448 million before deducting offering expenses.
On May 18, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain long standing investors (the “May 18th Investors”), pursuant to which we agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering by the Company directly to the May 18th Investors, an aggregate of 7,500,000 shares of our Common Stock, at an offering price of $1.20 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $9.0 million before deducting offering expenses.
On May 28, 2020, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain long standing investors (the “May 28th Investors”), pursuant to which we agreed to issue and sell, in a registered direct offering by the Company directly to the May 28th Investors, an aggregate of 20,000,000 shares of our Common Stock, at an offering price of $1.50 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $30.0 million before deducting offering expenses.
Between May 18 and June 11, 2020, the Company received $5,649,319, net of expenses, from the exercise of 29,666,283 warrants at an exercise price of $0.21 per share.
On June 23, 2020, the Company received $3,600,000 from the payment of the Investor Notes Principal.
The entire disclosure for the business description and accounting policies concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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