• Filing Date: 2014-08-14
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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2. SUMMARY OF SELECTED SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
2. SUMMARY OF SELECTED SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SELECTED SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying consolidated condensed financial statements include the accounts of Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., formerly known as Ace Marketing & Promotions, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Mobiquity Networks, Inc., Ace Marketing, Inc., (which has had its name changed to Ace Marketing & Promotions, Inc.) and Mobiquity Wireless S.L.U.). All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto are unaudited.

 

The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 have been prepared by us without audit, and in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and, therefore, they do not include all information and footnotes necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly in all material respects our financial position as of June 30, 2014, results of operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The results of operations and cash flows for the three months ended June 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. We have evaluated subsequent events through the filing of this Form 10-Q with the SEC, and determined there have not been any events that have occurred that would require adjustments to our unaudited Condensed Financial Statements.

  

The information contained in this report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with our Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

 

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. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS 

 

Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820”), for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis. ASC 820 establishes a common definition for fair value to be applied to existing generally accepted accounting principles that require the use of fair value measurements, and establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosure about such fair value measurements. The adoption of ASC 820 did not have an impact on the Company’s financial position or operating results, but did expand certain disclosures.

 

ASC 820 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. Additionally, ASC 820 requires the use of valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. These inputs are prioritized below:

 

  Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
  Level 2: Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data, which require the use of the reporting entity’s own assumptions.

 

Cash and cash equivalents include money market securities that are considered to be highly liquid and easily tradable as of June 30, 2014 and 2013. These securities are valued using inputs observable in active markets for identical securities and are therefore classified as Level 1 within our fair value hierarchy. 

 

The carrying amounts of financial instruments, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and promissory note, approximated fair value as of June 30, 2014 and 2013, because of the relatively short-term maturity of these instruments and their market interest rates.

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

The majority of cash is maintained with a major financial institution in the United States.  Deposits with this bank may exceed the amount of insurance provided on such deposits. Generally, these deposits may be redeemed on demand and, therefore, bear minimal risk.  The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

Revenue is recognized when title and risk of loss transfers to the customer and the earnings process is complete. In general, title passes to our customers upon the customer's receipt of the merchandise. Revenue is recognized on a gross basis since the Company has the risks and rewards of ownership, latitude in selection of vendors and pricing, and bears all credit risk. Advance payments made by customers are included in customer deposits.

 

The Company records all shipping and handling fees billed to customers as revenues and related costs as cost of goods sold, when incurred.

 

Additional source of revenue, derived from emails/texts directly to consumers are recognized under contractual arrangements. Revenue from this advertising method is recognized at the time of service provided.

 

ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS - Management must make estimates of the uncollectability of accounts receivable. Management specifically analyzes accounts receivable and analyzes historical bad debts, customer concentrations, customer credit-worthiness, current economic trends and changes in customer payment terms when evaluating the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

INVENTORY - Inventory is recorded at cost (First In, First Out) and is comprised of finished goods. The Company maintains an inventory on hand for its largest customer’s frequent order items. All items held are branded for the customer, therefore are not available for public distribution. The Company has an agreement with this customer, for cost recovery, if vendor relationship is terminated. There has been no reserves placed on inventory, based on this arrangement.

 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Leasehold improvements are being amortized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets or the remaining term of the lease. The costs of additions and improvements, which substantially extend the useful life of a particular asset, are capitalized. Repair and maintenance costs are charged to expense. When assets are sold or otherwise disposed of, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the account and the gain or loss on disposition is reflected in operating income. 

 

LONG LIVED ASSETS - Long-lived assets such as property, equipment and identifiable intangibles are reviewed for impairment whenever facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. When required impairment losses on assets to be held and used are recognized based on the fair value of the asset. The fair value is determined based on estimates of future cash flows, market value of similar assets, if available, or independent appraisals, if required. If the carrying amount of the long-lived asset is not recoverable from its undiscounted cash flows, an impairment loss is recognized for the difference between the carrying amount and fair value of the asset.  When fair values are not available, the Company estimates fair value using the expected future cash flows discounted at a rate commensurate with the risk associated with the recovery of the assets.  We did not recognize any impairment losses for any periods presented.

 

WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY - Website technology developed during the year was capitalized for the period of development and testing. Expenditures during the planning stage and after implementation have been expensed in accordance with ASC985.

 

ADVERTISING COSTS - Advertising costs are expensed as incurred. For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 there were advertising costs of $0 and $2,740, respectively. In the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, there were advertising costs of $288 and $3,340, respectively.

 

ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK BASED COMPENSATION - Stock based compensation cost is measured at the grant date fair value of the award and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period. The Company uses the Black-Sholes option-pricing model to determine fair value of the awards, which involves certain subjective assumptions. These assumptions include estimating the length of time employees will retain their vested stock options before exercising them (“expected term”), the estimated volatility of the Company’s common stock price over the expected term (“volatility”) and the number of options for which vesting requirements will not be completed (“forfeitures”). Changes in the subjective assumptions can materially affect estimates of fair value stock-based compensation, and the related amount recognized on the consolidated statements of operations.  

 

BENEFICIAL CONVERSIONS - Debt instruments that contain a beneficial conversion feature are recorded as deemed interest to the holders of the convertible debt instruments. The beneficial conversion is calculated as the difference between the fair value of the underlying common stock less the proceeds that have been received for the debt instrument limited to the value received. The beneficial conversion amount is recorded as interest expense and an increase to additional paid-in-capital.  The beneficial conversion has been fully accreted to the face value of the original loan and interest expense has been recognized.

 

FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATIONS - The Company’s functional and reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. We own a subsidiary in Europe. Our subsidiary’s functional currency is the EURO. All transactions initiated in EUROs are translated into U.S. dollars in accordance with ASC 830-30, “Translation of Financial Statements,” as follows:

 

  (i)  Monetary assets and liabilities at the rate of exchange in effect at the balance sheet date.
  (ii)  Fixed assets and equity transactions at historical rates.
  (iii)  Revenue and expense items at the average rate of exchange prevailing during the period.

 

Adjustments arising from such translations are deferred until realization and are included as a separate component of stockholders’ equity as a component of comprehensive income or loss. Therefore, translation adjustments are not included in determining net income (loss) but reported as other comprehensive income.

 

No significant realized exchange gains or losses were recorded since March 7, 2013 (date of acquisition of subsidiary) to June 30, 2014.

 

INCOME TAXES - Deferred income taxes are recognized for temporary differences between financial statement and income tax basis of assets and liabilities for which income tax or tax benefits are expected to be realized in future years. A valuation allowance is established to reduce deferred tax assets, if it is more likely than not, that all or some portion of such deferred tax assets will not be realized. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. 

 

RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In May 2014, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The revenue recognition standard affects all entities that have contracts with customers, except for certain items. The new revenue recognition standard eliminates the transaction and industry specific revenue recognition guidance under current GAAP and replaces it with a principle-based approach for determining revenue recognition. Public entities are required to adopt the revenue recognition standard for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim and annual reporting periods thereafter. Early adoption is not permitted for public entities. The Company has reviewed the applicable ASU and has not, at the current time, quantified the effects of this pronouncement, however management believes that there will be no material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2014, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-12 Compensation — Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period. A performance target in a share-based payment that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period should be accounted for as a performance condition under Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation. As a result, the target is not reflected in the estimation of the award’s grant date fair value. Compensation cost would be recognized over the required service period, if it is probable that the performance condition will be achieved. The guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after 15 December 2015 and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted. Management has reviewed the ASU and believes that they currently account for these awards in a manner consistent with the new guidance, therefore there is no anticipation of any effect to the consolidated financial statements.

 

We have reviewed the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) accounting pronouncements and interpretations thereof that have effectiveness dates during the periods reported and in future periods. The Company has carefully considered the new pronouncements that alter previous generally accepted accounting principles and does not believe that any new or modified principles will have a material impact on the corporation’s reported financial position or operations in the near term. The applicability of any standard is subject to the formal review of our financial management and certain standards are under consideration.