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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

   
[X] Quarterly Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
   
  For the quarterly period ended October 31, 2016
   
[  ] Transition Report pursuant to 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
   
  For the transition period from __________ to__________
   
  Commission File Number: 000-55711

 

Precious Investments, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   
Nevada 90-0338080
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 

3425 Laird, Unit 2

Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5R8

(Address of principal executive offices)
 
416-919-9509
(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

________________________________________________________________

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has 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 registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 

[X] 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).  [X] 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.

   
[  ] Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer
[  ] Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). 

[ ] Yes [X] No

 

State the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 51,262,577 common shares as of April 25, 2017.

 

   

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1: Financial Statements 3
Item 2: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 4
Item 3: Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 6
Item 4: Controls and Procedures 6

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1: Legal Proceedings 8
Item 2: Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 8
Item 3: Defaults Upon Senior Securities 8
Item 4: Mine Safety Disclosures 8
Item 5: Other Information 8
Item 6: Exhibits 8

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Our financial statements included in this Form 10-Q are as follows:

 

F-1 Condensed Interim Balance Sheets as of October 31, 2016 (unaudited) and July 31, 2016;
F-2 Condensed Interim Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited);
F-3 Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited); and
F-4 Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements.

 

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and the SEC instructions to Form 10-Q. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the interim period ended October 31, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that can be expected for the full year.

 

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PRECIOUS INVESTMENTS, INC.

BALANCE SHEETS

 

    October 31, 2016     July 31, 2016
ASSETS              
Inventory   $ 1,051,340     $ 1,314,976
Accounts receivable     94,500       —  
Total current assets     1,145,840       1,314,976
Total assets   $ 1,145,840     $ 1,314,976
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY              
Current liabilities              
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 142,149     $ 102,037
Promissory notes     16,450       16,450
Convertible notes payable     20,203       22,701
Related party payables     273,527       159,717
Total current liabilities     452,329       300,905
               
Promissory notes - related party     946,100       —  
               
Total liabilities     1,398,429       300,905
               
Stockholders' equity              
Preferred stock, par value $.001; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 250,000 and 250,000 issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016, respectively.     250       250
Common stock; $0.001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 29,489,477 and 26,750,924 outstanding as of October 31, 2016 and July 31,2016, respectively     29,490       26,751
Additional paid-in capital     71,803,189       68,391,085
 Treasury stock     (45,000 )     (45,000)
Accumulated deficit     (72,040,518 )     (67,359,015)
Total stockholders' equity     (252,589 )     1,014,071
               
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 1,145,840     $ 1,314,976

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

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PRECIOUS INVESTMENTS, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

    For The Three Months Ended
    October 31, 2016   October 31, 2015
         
         
Revenues   $ 668,566     $ —    
                 
Cost of revenue     3,675,004       —    
                 
Gross profit     (3,006,438 )     —    
                 
Operating expenses                
Executive compensation     25,000       —    
General and administrative expenses     53,687       4,957  
 Professional fees     80,288       10,252  
Total operating expenses     158,975       15,209  
                 
Loss from operations     (3,165,413 )     (15,209 )
                 
Other expense                
 Interest expense     (16,090 )     (364,286 )
 Loss on assest purchase     (1,500,000 )     —    
 Total other expense     (1,516,090 )     (364,286 )
                 
Net loss   $ (4,681,503 )   $ (379,495 )
                 
Net loss per common share: basic and diluted   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.11 )
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     27,245,429       3,377,761  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

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PRECIOUS INVESTMENTS, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

    For The Three Months Ended
    October 31, 2016   October 31, 2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities                
Net loss   $ (4,681,503 )   $ (379,495 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Amortization of debt discount     978       302,477  
 Loss on assest purchase     1,500,000       —    
                 
Changes in assets and liabilities                
Accounts receivable     (94,500 )     —    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     40,112       70,061  
Inventory     3,675,003       —    
Net cash from operating activities     440,090       (6,957 )
                 
                 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities                
Proceeds from the sale of common stock     —         2,000  
Advances from related parties     113,810       4,957  
Payments on Loans Payable     (553,900 )     —    
Net cash from financing activities     (440,090 )     6,957  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash     —         —    
                 
Cash, beginning of period     —         —    
                 
Cash, end of period   $ —       $ —    
                 
Non-Cash investing and financing transactions                
Issuance of note payables for inventory   $ —       $ 4,000,250  
Issuance of Common Stock for Inventory   $ 3,411,368          
Issuance of note payable for intangible assets   $ 1,500,000          
Shares issued to settle convertible debt   $ 3,476     $ —    

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements

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Precious Investments, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)

October 31, 2016

NOTE 1 – ORGNIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Organization and Description of Business

 

Precious Investments, Inc. (Formerly FIGO Ventures, Inc.) (‘The Company’) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on May 26, 2004. The Company was an Exploration Stage Company with the principle business being the acquisition and exploration of resource properties.

 

The Company had allowed its charter with the state of Nevada to be revoked by the Secretary of State for failure to file the required annual lists and pay the required annual fees. Its last known officers and directors reflected in the records of the Secretary of State were unresponsive or stated they were no longer involved with the Company. The purported replacement officers and directors were unresponsive.

 

On September 14, 2012, NPNC Management, LLC filed a petition in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada and was appointed custodian of the Company on October 15, 2012.

 

In order to obtain basic operating capital to pay for the reinstatement of the Company’s good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State, to bring the Company’s account current with creditors essential for the reorganization of the Company, such as the transfer agent, and for basic general corporate purposes, on October 24, 2012, the interim board authorized the sale of 55,000,000 (2,200,000 split adjusted) shares of common stock for $6,000 to NPNC Management, LLC, in a private placement transaction exempt from the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to section 4(2) thereof and the rules and regulations promulgated there under.

 

On October 24, 2012, NPNC Management, LLC appointed Bryan Clark as director of the Company, to hold office until such time as the shareholders elected a board. The interim board, consisting of Mr. Clark, further acted to appoint Mr. Clark as president, treasurer, and secretary of the Company, to act on behalf of the Company, and to hold such offices until removed by any subsequent board elected by the shareholders.

 

On November 13, 2013, Bryan Clark tendered his resignation from all positions as an Officer and Director of the Company and the Board appointed Anna Wlodarkiewicz as a Director, President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company.

 

On October 9, 2014, Ania Wlodarkiewicz tendered her resignation from all positions as an Officer and Director of the Company and the Board appointed Nataliya Hearn as a Director, President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company.

 

On March 28, 2016, Nataliya Hearn resigned as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Kashif Khan is the Company’s sole officer and director.

 

The Company has completed an asset purchase agreement dated August 10, 2015 where the Company acquired from Kashif Khan, its sole officer and director, colored diamonds with a wholesale value of US$4 Million, which he was in control of, in exchange for issuing three secured demand convertible promissory notes totaling US$4 Million.

 

The Company is in the business of purchasing and selling colored diamonds.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements are presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, as reported on our fiscal period ended on October31, 2016. We have summarized our most significant accounting policies.

 

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Precious Investments, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)

October 31, 2016

 

NOTE 1 – ORGNIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONT’D)

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the annual financial statement and should be read in conjunction with those annual financial statements filed on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2016. In the opinion of management, these unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods shown. The results of operations for such periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for a full year or for any future period.

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 the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks.

The Company reviews the terms of convertible loans, equity instruments and other financing arrangements to determine whether there are embedded derivative instruments, including embedded conversion options that are required to be bifurcated and accounted for separately as a derivative financial instrument. Also, in connection with the issuance of financing instruments, the Company may issue freestanding options or warrants to employees and non-employees in connection with consulting or other services. These options or warrants may, depending on their terms, be accounted for as derivative instrument liabilities, rather than as equity.

Derivative financial instruments are initially measured at their fair value. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instrument is initially recorded at fair value and then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported as charges or credits to income. To the extent that the initial fair values of the freestanding and/or bifurcated derivative instrument liabilities exceed the total proceeds received an immediate charge to income is recognized in order to initially record the derivative instrument liabilities at their fair value.

The discount from the face value of the convertible debt instruments resulting from allocating some or all of the proceeds to the derivative instruments, together with the stated rate of interest on the instrument, is amortized over the life of the instrument through periodic charges to income, using the effective interest method.

The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is reassessed at the end of each reporting period. If reclassification is required, the fair value of the derivative instrument, as of the determination date, is reclassified. Any previous charges or credits to income for changes in the fair value of the derivative instrument are not reversed. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within twelve months of the balance sheet date.

Fair value of financial instruments

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist of its liabilities. The carrying amount of payables and the loan payable – related party approximate fair value because of the short-term nature of these items. The promissory notes, and convertible notes payables are measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method, which approximates fair value due to the relationship between the interest rate on long-term debt and the Company’s incremental risk adjusted borrowing rate.

 

Inventories

Inventory consist of loose colored precious stones and is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. The Company writes-down inventory once it has been determined that conditions exist that may not allow the inventory to be sold for its intended purpose or the inventory is determined to be excess or obsolete based on our forecasted future sales. The charge related to inventory write-downs is recorded as a cost of revenue.

 

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Precious Investments, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)

October 31, 2016

 

NOTE 2 – GOING CONCERN

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As of October 31, 2016, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $72,040,518. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon the successful completion of additional financing arrangements and our ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations. While we are expanding our best efforts to achieve the above plans, there is no assurance that any such activity will generate funds that will be available for operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include any adjustments that might arise from this uncertainty.

 

 NOTE 3 – PROMISSORY NOTES

 

Promissory notes payable as of October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016 consisted of the following:

 

Description   October 31, 2016  

July 31,

2016

* Note payable dated January 15, 2014, matured January 15, 2015 bearing interest at 12% per annum.   $ 3,000   $ 3,000
* Note payable dated February 14, 2014 matured February 14, 2015, bearing interest at 12% per annum.     3,750     3,750
* Note payable dated April 1, 2014 matured April 1, 2015, bearing interest at 12% per annum.     4,700     4,700
* Note payable dated January 30, 2014, matured January 30, 2015, bearing interest at 12% per annum.     5,000     5,000
Total   $ 16,450   $ 16,450

 

*These notes have matured as of April 30, 2016, however have not been paid.

 

Interest expense related to the notes for the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 was $498 and $498 respectively.

 

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Precious Investments, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)

October 31, 2016

 

 

NOTE 4- CONVERTIBLE DEBT

 

Convertible debt as of October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016 consisted of the following:

 

Description  

October 31, 2016

   

July 31, 2016

Convertible note agreements (3) dated November 1, 2013, totaling $45,000. Maturing on November 30, 2015 bearing interest at 12% per annum. Principal and accrued interest is convertible at $.00225 per share. The beneficial conversion feature was recorded as a discount to the debt and is being amortized over the term of the notes.     20,203       23,679
Convertible note agreements (3) dated August 10, 2015, totaling $4,000,000. Maturing on August 9, 2018 bearing interest at 6% per annum. Principal and accrued interest is convertible at $.247 per share. The beneficial conversion feature was recorded as a discount to the debt and is being amortized over the term of the notes. (See note 6)     -       -
               
Less: unamortized discount     -       (978)
Convertible notes, net of discount     20,203       22,701

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company recognized $978 and $302,477 of accretion expense on the above notes, respectively. Interest expense related to these notes for the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 was $611 and $61,312, respectively.

 

NOTE 5 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

A shareholder of the Company has paid certain expenses of the Company. These amounts are reflected as a loan payable to related party. The shareholder advanced $113,810 and $4,957 during the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. As of October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016, there were $273,527 and $159,717 due to related parties, respectively.

 

ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

On March 28, 2016, the Company signed a letter of intent (the “LOI”) with Karrah Inc., an Ontario corporation (“Karrah”), and the sole shareholder of Karrah, Farrah Khan (“Khan”). Khan is the wife of the Company’s officer and director, Kashif Khan. Pursuant to the LOI, the parties set forth their understandings in contemplation of an acquisition from Khan of all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock in Karrah, resulting in a parent subsidiary relationship. In consideration for the acquisition of Karrah, the Company planned to issue to Khan a three year promissory note (the “Note”) for $1,500,000, with interest at 6% per annum. Interest would have been payable at maturity or from time to time at the Company’s sole discretion. The Company had the right to prepay the Note and it would have been secured by the assets of Karrah.

 

On October 26, 2016, the Company learned that it was not possible to obtain an audit of Karrah. As such on October 28, 2016, the Company restructured the entire transaction by entering into a Termination and Restructure Agreement.

 

As part of the Termination and Restructure Agreement, the Company and Khan mutually agreed to cancel the Agreement to acquire the issue and outstanding shares of stock in Karrah. Second, the Company agreed to purchase from Karrah its customer list in exchange for a revised promissory note. The New Note will be in favor of Karrah, valued at $1,500,000 with interest at 6% per annum, and will not be secured by the assets of Karrah. During the three months ending October 31, 2016, the Company recognized of $14,003 of interest expense and had a balance of $946,100 as of October 31, 2016.

 

Because the entities were under common control at the time of the acquisition the customer list was transferred to the Company at the transferors historical basis of $0. The excess of the consideration paid and the carryover basis was recorded as a loss on asset purchase for the three months ended October 31, 2016.

 

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Precious Investments, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Interim Financial Statements (unaudited)

October 31, 2016

 

 

NOTE 6 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2016, the Company issued 1,193,691 shares of common stock valued at $3,411,368 related to various Diamond Purchase Agreements.

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2016, the Company issued 1,544,862 shares valued at $3,476 for the conversion of a convertible note payable dated November 1, 2013.

 

NOTE 7 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Litigations, Claims and Assessments

 

The Company may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise that may harm its business. The Company is currently not aware of any such legal proceedings or claims that they believe will have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or operating results.

 

 NOTE 8 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

  

On December 6, 2016, the Company entered into a one year Consulting Agreement with Karrah, Inc. and Kashif Khan for the team to act as a non-exclusive advisor and sales agent in assisting the Company in the marketing and sales of the Company’s colored diamond inventory on an international basis and domestically.

 

In exchange for the consulting services, the Company agreed to allow the consultant to retain up to the first $1,500,000 in revenues generated, which shall be used exclusively to pay off that certain promissory note we issued to Karrah, Inc. dated October 28, 2016 in the principal amount of $1,500,000. Following such payment, The Company has agreed to a revenue share, with the consultant allotted 5% of all gross revenues received solely from the efforts of the consultant in the sale of our diamond inventory. Sales conducted by the Company will not be subject to a revenue share.

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement with Eddeb Management (“Eddeb”). The purpose of the joint venture is to build a fund for the purpose of trading in precious gems, notably, colored diamonds.

 

The material terms of the JVA for this joint venture are as follows:

 

§  the parties will be owners in an already formed Ontario corporation, known as Flawless Funds GP Inc. (the “Joint Venture”), with the Company owning 75% of the Joint Venture and Eddeb owning 25% of the Joint Venture;

§  the Company and Eddeb will contribute relationships and resources to the Joint Venture;

§  the Company will primarily be responsible for marketing and managing the fund;

§  Eddeb will be primarily responsible for fundraising activities;

§  the Company’s CEO, Kashif Khan, and Abdurrahman Eddeb of Eddeb will manage the day-to-day operations of the Joint Venture as directors; and

§  the parties agreed that officers may be appointed to delegate the responsibilities of the directors.

 

In order to acquire a 75% interest in the Joint Venture, the Company agreed to provide two founding partners to the Joint Venture a total of 16 million shares of the Company’s common stock in lieu of a percentage of the Joint Venture.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives, and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believes,” “project,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “strategy,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Our ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects on a consolidated basis include, but are not limited to: changes in economic conditions, legislative/regulatory changes, availability of capital, interest rates, competition, and generally accepted accounting principles. These risks and uncertainties should also be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

 

Company Overview

 

We are in the business of purchasing and selling colored diamonds and other valuables. We plan to manage a portfolio of rare colored diamonds that are selected for price potential. Our officer and director, Kashif Khan, has established a worldwide reputation as a purveyor of exquisite, extraordinary fine quality colored diamonds that are sold at competitively reasonable prices. Through Mr. Khan’s reputation and long standing close business ties to the diamond wholesale market, we plan to have direct access to acquiring an unsurpassed collection of the highest investment grade colored diamonds that are released on a wholesale basis to auction houses, investors and jewelry wholesalers and retailers throughout Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. We also intend to move our business into the United States, and thereafter internationally as funds permit and if our growth sustains the effort.

 

We recently entered into a joint venture agreement (the “JVA”) with Eddeb Management (“Eddeb”). The purpose of the joint venture is to build a fund for the purpose of trading in precious gems, notably, colored diamonds. The fund is called Flawless Funds GP Inc., an Ontario corporation (the “Joint Venture”), and we own 75% of the Joint Venture and Eddeb owns the remaining 25% of the Joint Venture. We entered into the JVA with Eddeb to provide us a valued partner in order to expand our business and funds available for trading in colored diamonds.

 

Our fiscal year end is July 31. Our principal offices are located at 3425 Laird, Unit 2 Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5R8. Our phone number is 416-919-9509.

 

Results of Operation for Three Months Ended October 31, 2016 and 2015

Revenues

 

We generated of $668,566 for the three months ended October 31, 2016, as compared with no revenues for same period ended 2015. All of our revenues were generated from the sale of our colored diamond inventory. We expect sales to increase in 2017 as we continue to sell our colored diamond inventory.

 

Our cost of revenues was $3,675,004 for the three months ended October 31, 2016. This is attributable to the fair market value of the shares of common stock that we sold to acquire our colored diamonds. We expect that the cost of revenues will decrease in 2017, as we find better deals for our inventory of colored diamonds.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses increased to $158,975 for the three months ended October 31, 2016 from $15,209 for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Our operating expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2016 consisted of professional fees of $80,288, general and administrative expenses of $53,687 and executive compensation of $25,000. Our expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2015 consisted mainly of professional fees of $10,252 and general and administrative expenses of $4,957.

 

We expect that our operating expenses will likely increase in future quarters as we ramp up operations in the purchase and sale of colored diamonds.

 

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Other Expenses

 

We had other expenses of $1,516,090 for the three months ended October 31, 2016, compared with other expenses of $364,286 for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Other expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2016 consisted of the loss on the purchase of assets of $1,500,000 along with interest expense of $16,090. In comparison, our other expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2015 consisted entirely of interest expense.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2016 was $4,681,503 compared to net loss of $379,495 for the three months ended October 31, 2015.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of October 31, 2016, we had current assets of $1,145,840 consisting of our colored diamond inventory and accounts receivable. Our total current liabilities as of October 31, 2016 were $452,329. We therefore had working capital of $693,511 as of October 31, 2016.

 

Operating activities provided $440,090 in cash for the three months ended October 31, 2016, as compared with cash used of $6,957 for the same period ended 2015. Our positive operating cash flow for the three month ended October 31, 2016 was mainly the result of an increase in inventory and the loss on assets we purchased, offset mainly by our net loss for the quarter. Our negative operating cash flow for the three month ended October 31, 2015 was mainly the result of our net loss for the quarter, offset mainly by an amortization of debt discount.

 

Financing activities used $440,090 for the three months ended October 31, 2016, as compared with cash provided of $6,957 for the same period ended 2015. Our negative financing cash flow for the three months ended October 31, 2016 was mainly the result of payments on loans payable, offset up advances from related parties. Our positive financing cash flow for the three months ended October 31, 2015 was the result of advances from related parties and proceeds from the sale of our common stock.

 

We intend to fund operations through sales and debt and/or equity financing arrangements, which may be insufficient to fund expenditures or other cash requirements. We plan to seek additional financing in a private equity offering to secure funding for operations. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in raising additional funding. If we are not able to secure additional funding, the implementation of our business plan will be impaired. There can be no assurance that such additional financing will be available to us on acceptable terms or at all.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of October 31, 2016, there were no off balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

In December 2001, the SEC requested that all registrants list their most “critical accounting polices” in the Management Discussion and Analysis. The SEC indicated that a “critical accounting policy” is one which is both important to the portrayal of a company’s financial condition and results, and requires management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain.

 

Our accounting policies are discussed in detail in the footnotes to our financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2016, however we consider our critical accounting policies to be those related to inventory, fair value of financial instruments, derivative financial instruments and long-lived assets.

 

Going Concern

 

As of October 31, 2016, we had an accumulated deficit of $72,040,518. Our ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon the successful completion of additional financing arrangements and our ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations. While we are expanding our best efforts to achieve the above plans, there is no assurance that any such activity will generate funds that will be available for operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

We do not expect the adoption of recently issued accounting pronouncements to have a significant impact on our results of operation, financial position or cash flow.

 

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

A smaller reporting company is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We conducted an evaluation, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, as of October 31, 2016, to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports filed or submitted by us under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, including to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports filed or submitted by us under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that as of October 31, 2016, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective at the reasonable assurance level due to the material weaknesses identified and described below.

 

Our principal executive officers do not expect that our disclosure controls or internal controls will prevent all error and all fraud. Although our disclosure controls and procedures were designed to provide reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and our principal executive officers have determined that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective at doing so, a control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute assurance that the objectives of the system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake. Additionally, controls can be circumvented if there exists in an individual a desire to do so. There can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

 

Remediation Plan to Address the Material Weaknesses in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Management identified the following three material weaknesses that have caused management to conclude that, as of October 31, 2016, our disclosure controls and procedures, and our internal control over financial reporting, were not effective at the reasonable assurance level:

 

1.       We do not have written documentation of our internal control policies and procedures. Written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting is a requirement of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as of the period ending October 31, 2016. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

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2.       We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.

 

3.       Effective controls over the control environment were not maintained. Specifically, a formally adopted written code of business conduct and ethics that governs our employees, officers, and directors was not in place. Additionally, management has not developed and effectively communicated to employees its accounting policies and procedures. This has resulted in inconsistent practices. Further, our Board of Directors does not currently have any independent members and no director qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K. Since these entity level programs have a pervasive effect across the organization, management has determined that these circumstances constitute a material weakness.

 

To address these material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Accordingly, we believe that the financial statements included in this report fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

To remediate the material weakness in our documentation, evaluation and testing of internal controls we plan to engage a third-party firm to assist us in remedying this material weakness once resources become available.

 

We intend to remedy our material weakness with regard to insufficient segregation of duties by hiring additional employees in order to segregate duties in a manner that establishes effective internal controls once resources become available.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

No change in our system of internal control over financial reporting occurred during the period covered by this report, the period ended October 31, 2016, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

We are not a party to any pending legal proceeding. We are not aware of any pending legal proceeding to which any of our officers, directors, or any beneficial holders of 5% or more of our voting securities are adverse to us or have a material interest adverse to us.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

During the three months ended October 31, 2016, we issued 1,193,691 shares of common stock valued at $3,411,368 related to various Diamond Purchase Agreements.

 

During the year ended October 31, 2016, we issued 1,544,862 shares valued at $3,476 for the conversion of a convertible note payable dated November 1, 2013.

 

Subsequent to the reporting period, we issued 16,000 shares of common stock in connection with a joint venture with Eddeb Management to two founding partners in the deal in order to increase our percentage of the joint venture.

 

These securities were issued pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and/or Rule 506 promulgated thereunder. The holders represented their intention to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view towards distribution. The investors were given adequate information about us to make an informed investment decision. We did not engage in any general solicitation or advertising. We directed our transfer agent to issue the stock certificates with the appropriate restrictive legend affixed to the restricted stock.

 

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

 

None

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

N/A

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

   
Exhibit Number

Description of Exhibit

 

31.1 Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2 Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1 Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101** The following materials from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2016 formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
 

 

**Provided herewith

 

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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.

 

   
 

Precious Investments, Inc.

 

Date:

May 8, 2017

 

By: /s/ Kashif Khan
  Kashif Khan
Title: President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

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