ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission file number 0-19041
BIOGENETIC SCIENCES, INC.
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (212) 400-7198
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. Yes x No ¨
On September 27, 2012, the Registrant had 1,088,740 shares of common stock outstanding.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes x 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 (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
AMERICAN BIOGENETIC SCIENCES, INC.
Note 1. The Company
American Biogenetic Sciences, Inc. (the "Company", We or "ABS") was incorporated in Delaware on September 1, 1983. Prior to ceasing its operations in 2002, the Company was engaged in the research, development and production of bio-pharmaceutical products. On September 19, 2002, the Registrant filed for bankruptcy under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York. On November 4, 2005, the Company emerged from Bankruptcy Court.
Note 2. Going Concern
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. The Company has incurred losses, has negative operational cash flows and has no revenues. The future of the Company is dependent upon Management success in its efforts and limited resources to pursue and effect a business combination. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments that might arise from this uncertainty.
Note 3. Basis of Presentation
The Financial Statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair statement of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. The information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The accounting policies are described in the Notes to the Financial Statements in the 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and updated, as necessary, in this Form 10-Q. The year-end balance sheet data presented for comparative purposes was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year or for any other subsequent interim 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 reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statement and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from the estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents: For financial statement presentation purposes, the Company considers those short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash or cash equivalents.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments: ASC # 825, "Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments," requires disclosure of fair value information about financial instruments. Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of June 30, 2012. These financial instruments include accounts payable and accrued expenses. Fair values were assumed to approximate carrying values for these financial instruments since they are short-term in nature and their carrying amounts approximate fair values.
Earnings per Common Share: Basic net loss per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is computed using the weighted average number of common and dilutive equivalent shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive common equivalent shares consist of options to purchase common stock (only if those options are exercisable and at prices below the average share price for the period) and shares issuable upon the conversion of issued and outstanding preferred stock. Due to the net losses reported, dilutive common equivalent shares were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share, as inclusion would be anti-dilutive for the periods presented. There were no common equivalent shares required to be added to the basic weighted average shares outstanding to arrive at diluted weighted average shares outstanding as of June 30, 2012 or 2011.
Income Taxes: The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC # 740, "Accounting for Income Taxes," which requires recognition of estimated income taxes payable or refundable on income tax returns for the current year and for the estimated future tax effect attributable to temporary differences and carry-forwards. Measurement of deferred income tax is based on enacted tax laws including tax rates, with the measurement of deferred income tax assets being reduced by available tax benefits not expected to be realized.
ASC#740 requires that the Company recognize in its financial statements the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not of being sustained on audit, based on the technical merits of the position. Management of the Company is not aware of any additional needed liability for unrecognized tax benefits at June 30, 2012 and 2011.
Impact of recently issued accounting standards
There were no new accounting pronouncements that had a significant impact on the Companys operating results or financial position.
Note 4. Convertible Notes to Related Party
In October 2009, we issued a convertible promissory note in the amount of $76,000. The note bears interests of 12% per annum until paid or converted. Interest is payable upon the maturity date. The conversion rate is $0.001 per share. The note was issued in consideration of cash advances made and for services provided to the Company by our President.
In accordance Accounting Standard Codification ( ASC # 815), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, we evaluated the holders non-detachable conversion right provision and liquidated damages clause, contained in the terms governing the note to determine whether the features qualify as an embedded derivative instruments at issuance. Such non-detachable conversion right provision and liquidated damages clause did not need to be accounted as derivative financial instruments.
Note 5. Related Party Transactions
Fair value of services: Our President provides services to the Company, which services are accrued and are valued at $2,000 per month. The total of these accrued expenses for the period ended June 30, 2012 was $12,000 and is reflected in the statement of operations as general and administrative expenses.
An entity controlled by the Companys President provided office space to the Company valued at $1,000 per month. The total of $6,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 was recorded as accrued expenses and is reflected in the statement of operations as general and administrative expenses.
An entity controlled by the Companys President provided corporate securities compliance services to the Company valued at $10,000 during the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, which was recorded as accrued expenses and is reflected in the statement of operations as general and administrative expenses.
Due Related Parties: Amounts due to related parties consist of fair value of services provided by our President, accrued office space expenses, corporate regulatory compliance expenses and cash advances received from our President and control shareholder. Such items due totaled $157,113 at June 30, 2012 and $129,113 at December 31, 2011.
Note 6. Commitments and Contingencies
There are no pending or threatened legal proceedings as of June 30, 2012. The Company has no non-cancellable operating leases.
Some of the statements contained in this quarterly report of American Biogenetic Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation discuss future expectations, contain projections of our plan of operation or financial condition or state other forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions.
American Biogenetic Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is sometimes referred to herein as "we", "us", "our", "Company" and the "Registrant". The Registrant was formed in 1983 for the purpose of researching, developing and marketing cardiovascular and neurobiology products for commercial development and distributing vaccines. The Registrant's products were designed for in vitro and in vivo diagnostic procedures and therapeutic drugs, and its products had been identified for use in the treatment of epilepsy, migraine and mania, neurodegenerative diseases, coronary artery diseases and cancer. The Registrant commenced selling its products during the last quarter of 1997 but did not generate any sufficient revenues from operations to fund its operating expenses.
On September 19, 2002, the Registrant filed a petition under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. On November 4, 2005, the Bankruptcy Court approved an order authorizing a change in control and provided that the Company, subsequent to the bankruptcy proceeding, is free and clear of all liens, claims and other obligations.
Plan of Operation
We have no present operations or revenues and our current activities are related to seeking new business opportunities, including seeking an acquisition or merger with an operating company. If our management seeks to acquire another business or pursue a new business opportunity, it would have substantial flexibility in identifying and selecting a prospective business. Registrant would not be obligated nor does management intend to seek pre-approval from our shareholders. Under the laws of the State of Delaware, the consent of holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares, acting without a shareholders meeting, can approve an acquisition.
The Registrant is entirely dependent on the judgment of its executive officer/director in connection with pursuing a new business opportunity or a selection process for a target operating company. In evaluating a prospective new business opportunity or an operating company, he would consider, among other factors, the following: (i) costs associated with effecting a transaction; (ii) equity interest in and opportunity to control the prospective candidate; (iii) growth potential of the target business; (iv) experience and skill of management and availability of additional personnel; (v) necessary capital requirements; (vi) the prospective candidate's competitive position; (vii) stage of development of the business opportunity; (viii) the market acceptance of the business, its products or services; (ix) the availability of audited financial statements of the potential business opportunity; and (x) the regulatory environment that may be applicable to any prospective business opportunity.
The foregoing criteria are not intended to be exhaustive and there may be other criteria that management may deem relevant. In connection with an evaluation of a prospective or potential business opportunity, management may be expected to conduct a due diligence review.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We will use our limited personnel and financial resources in connection with seeking new business opportunities, including seeking an acquisition or merger with an operating company. It may be expected that entering into a new business opportunity or business combination will involve the issuance of a substantial number of restricted shares of common stock. If such additional restricted shares of common stock are issued, our shareholders will experience a dilution in their ownership interest in the Registrant. If a substantial number of restricted shares are issued in connection with a business combination, a change in control may be expected to occur.
On June 30, 2012, we had no assets and had total liabilities of $268,761 consisting of $157,113 in advances from and accruals due to related parties, a short-term note in the amount of $76,000, accrued interest expenses of $25,080 and accounts payable of $10,568.
In connection with our plan to seek new business opportunities and/or effecting a business combination, we may determine to seek to raise funds from the sale of restricted stock or debt securities.We have no agreements to issue any debt or equity securities and cannot predict whether equity or debt financing will become available at terms acceptable to us, if at all.
There are no limitations in our articles of incorporation on our ability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock to effect a business combination. Our limited resources and lack of operating history may make it difficult to do borrow funds or raise capital. Our inability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock required to effect or facilitate a business combination may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future prospects, including the ability to complete a business combination. To the extent that debt financing ultimately proves to be available, any borrowing will subject us to various risks traditionally associated with indebtedness, including the risks of interest rate fluctuations and insufficiency of cash flow to pay principal and interest, including debt of an acquired business.
We have not entered into, and do not expect to enter into, financial instruments for trading or hedging purposes.
Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. As of June 30, 2012, the Company's chief executive officer/chief financial officer conducted an evaluation regarding the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based upon the evaluation of these controls and procedures, our chief executive officer/chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the date of filing this quarterly report.
Changes in internal controls. During the quarterly period covered by this report, no changes occurred in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, Item 1. Description of Business, subheading Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.
(a) The following documents are filed as exhibits to this report on Form 10-Q or incorporated by reference herein. Any document incorporated by reference is identified by a parenthetical reference to the SEC filing that included such document.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.