[ x ] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended October 31, 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 000-52879
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Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: As of November 26, 2012, the Registrant had 16,530,000 shares of common stock outstanding.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X, and, therefore, do not include all information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, cash flows, and stockholders' equity in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations and financial position have been included and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Operating results for the three-month period ended October 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that can be expected for the year ending July 31, 2013.
(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements)
(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements)
(The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements)
The Company does not have any liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis presented on the Companys balance sheet as of October 31, 2012, and July 31 2011.
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to a concentration of credit risk consist primarily of cash. The Company limits its exposure to credit loss by placing its cash with high credit quality financial institutions.
Certain statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q constitute "forward-looking statements." These statements, identified by words such as plan, "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "should," "expect" and similar expressions include our expectations and objectives regarding our future financial position, operating results and business strategy. These statements reflect the current views of management with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include those set forth under the caption Part II Item 1A. Risk Factors and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. We do not intend to update the forward-looking information to reflect actual results or changes in the factors affecting such forward-looking information. We advise you to carefully review the reports and documents, particularly our Annual Reports, our Quarterly Reports and our Current Reports we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). Copies of all of our filings with the SEC may be accessed by visiting the SEC site (http://www.sec.gov) and performing a search of our electronic filings.
As used in this Quarterly Report, the terms "we, "us, "our, and Contact mean Contact Minerals Corp. unless otherwise indicated. All dollar amounts in this Quarterly Report are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.
We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on April 25, 2007.
We currently have no business operations or significant assets. We plan to identify and acquire an interest in a mineral property. The acquisition of a mineral property will be dependent upon our possessing sufficient capital resources at the time to purchase such mineral property. We have not entered into any discussions, understandings, arrangements or other agreements, preliminary or otherwise, for acquiring any mineral property and/or funding arrangements for the purpose of acquiring a mineral property.
PLAN OF OPERATION
Our plan of operation for the next twelve months is to identify and acquire an interest in a mineral property on which we will carry out exploration activities. We are unable to provide an estimate of our exact financial needs for the next twelve months. However, as at October 31, 2012, we had cash on hand of $36,296 and a working capital deficit of $141,902. As such, we will require additional financing in the near future in order to meet our current obligations and to continue our operations. In addition, in the event that we are successful in identifying a mineral property, of which there is no assurance, we anticipate that we will need to obtain financing in order to pursue an exploration program.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
We have not earned any revenues since inception. We do not anticipate earning revenues until such time as we enter into commercial production of a mineral property. We are presently in the stage of reviewing potential properties for acquisition and we can provide no assurance that we will acquire an interest in a mineral property, discover proven reserves on such mineral property, or if such deposits are discovered, that we will enter into further exploration programs.
Operating Costs and Expenses
Our operating expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2012 and 2011 consisted of the following:
The increase in our operating expenses during the three months ended October 31, 2012 is primarily a result of the recording of a foreign currency loss and an increase in professional services. The increase in our operating expenses was partially offset by decreases in general and administrative expenses and mineral property exploration costs.
Mineral property exploration costs for the three months ended October 31, 2011 related to costs incurred in connection with the review of a potential mineral property.
Professional services primarily consist of legal and accounting fees in connection with meeting our ongoing reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act).
We do not currently pay any management fees to our sole executive officer and director or any rent for use of our office. However, we recognize $1,000 per month for donated management fees and $500 per month for donated rent provided by our sole executive officer and director.
We anticipate that our expenses will increase significantly if we are able to identify and acquire an interest in a mineral property and pursue an exploration program on a mineral property. However, there are no assurances that we will be able to identify and acquire an interest in a mineral property.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
We had cash on hand of $36,296 and a working capital deficit of $141,902 as at October 31, 2012 compared to cash on hand of $15,892 and a working capital deficit of $123,824 as at July 31, 2012. Our working capital deficit increased as a result of increases in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and amounts due to related parties.
Our ability to identify and acquire a mineral property is dependent upon our ability to obtain additional financing in the near term. We anticipate that such funding will be in the form of equity financing from sales of our common stock. However, there is no assurance that we will be able to raise sufficient funding from the sale of our common stock to fund our business plan should we decide to proceed. We believe that debt financing will not be an alternative for funding the acquisition of a mineral property or the exploration of a mineral property. The risky nature of this enterprise and lack of tangible assets places debt financing beyond the credit-worthiness required by most banks or typical investors of corporate debt until such time as an economically viable mine can be demonstrated.
We anticipate continuing to rely on equity sales of our common shares and advances from our sole executive officer and director in order to continue to fund our business operations. Issuances of additional shares will result in dilution to our existing shareholders. There is no assurance that we will achieve any additional sales of our equity securities or arrange for debt or other financing to fund our business operations.
OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
We have no significant off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenue or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to our stockholders.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The financial statements presented with this Quarterly Report have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America for interim financial information. These financial statements do not include all information and footnote disclosures required for an annual set of financial statements prepared under United States generally accepted accounting principles. In the opinion of our management, all adjustments (consisting solely of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows as at October 31, 2012, and for all periods presented in the attached financial statements, have been included. Interim results for the three months ended October 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year as a whole.
We have identified certain accounting policies, described below, that are most important to the portrayal of our current financial condition and results of operations. Our significant accounting policies are disclosed in the notes to the interim financial statements included with this Quarterly Report.
Mineral Property Costs
We have been in the exploration stage since our formation on April 25, 2007 and have not yet realized any revenues from our planned operations. We are primarily engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. Mineral property acquisition costs are capitalized when management has determined that probable future benefits consisting of a contribution to future cash inflows have been identified and adequate financial resources are available or are expected to be available as required to meet the terms of property acquisition and budgeted exploration and development expenditures. Mineral property acquisition costs are expensed as incurred if the criteria for capitalization are not met. In the event that a mineral property is acquired through the issuance of our shares, the mineral property will be recorded at the fair value of the respective property or the fair value of common shares, whichever is more readily determinable.
When mineral properties are acquired under option agreements with future acquisition payments to be made at our sole discretion, those future payments, whether in cash or shares, are recorded only when we have made or are obliged to make the payment or issue the shares. When it has been determined that a mineral property can be economically developed as a result of establishing proven and probable reserves and pre feasibility, the costs incurred to develop such property will be capitalized.
In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 116 (SFAS 116), Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, we reflect donated capital, such as outright gifts to us by way of donated management services provided, in the Statement of Operations. Donated management services are recognized if the services received (a) create or enhance non-financial assets, or (b) require specialized skills, are provided by individuals possessing these skills, and would typically need to be purchased if not provided by donation.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
We carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) as of October 31, 2012 (the Evaluation Date). This evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of the Evaluation Date as a result of the material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2012 (the 2012 Annual Report).
Notwithstanding the assessment that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective and that there were material weaknesses as identified in our 2012 Annual Report, we believe that our financial statements contained in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2012 fairly present our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows in all material respects.
Changes in Internal Controls
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
We are not a party to any other legal proceedings and, to our knowledge; no other legal proceedings are pending, threatened or contemplated.
The following are some of the important factors that could affect our financial performance or could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates contained in our forward-looking statements. We may encounter risks in addition to those described below. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us, or that we currently deem to be immaterial, may also impair or adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operation.
If we do not obtain additional financing, our business will fail
As of October 31, 2012, we had cash in the amount of $36,296. We plan to identify and acquire an interest in a mineral property. Our ability to acquire a mineral property will be dependent upon obtaining additional financing. Obtaining additional financing would be subject to a number of factors, including the market prices for the mineral property and gold, silver, copper and iron. These factors may make the timing, amount, terms or conditions of additional financing unavailable to us. There are no assurances that we will be able to obtain additional financing on terms satisfactory to us.
Because of the speculative nature of exploration of mining properties, there is substantial risk that our business will fail.
We were incorporated on April 25, 2007 and, to date, have been involved primarily in organizational activities and the acquisition of a mineral property, which has since lapsed. We have not earned any revenues as of the date of this report. The likelihood of success must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications and delays encountered in connection with acquiring a mineral property and the exploration of an acquired the mineral property. These potential problems include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems relating to exploration, and additional costs and expenses that may exceed current estimates. Assuming that we are able to acquire a mineral property, prior to completion of our exploration stage, we anticipate that we will incur increased operating expenses without realizing any revenues. We expect to incur significant losses into the foreseeable future. We recognize that if we are unable to generate significant revenues from development and production of minerals from a claim, we will not be able to earn profits or continue operations. There is no history upon which to base any assumption as to the likelihood that we will prove successful, and it is doubtful that we will generate any operating revenues or ever achieve profitable operations. If we are unsuccessful in addressing these risks, our business will most likely fail.
Even if we discover proven reserves of precious metals on a mineral property, we may not be able to successfully commence commercial production.
Assuming that we are able to acquire a mineral property, if an exploration program is successful in discovering proven reserves on a mineral property, we will require additional funds in order to place a mineral property into commercial production. The expenditures to be made by us in the exploration of a mineral property in all probability will be lost as it is an extremely remote possibility that the mineral claim will contain proven reserves. The funds required for commercial mineral production can range from several million to hundreds of millions. We currently do not have sufficient funds to place a mineral property into commercial production. Obtaining additional financing would be subject to a number of factors, including the market prices for gold, silver, copper and iron, and the costs of exploring for or mining these materials. These factors may make the timing, amount, terms or conditions of additional financing unavailable to us. Because we will need additional financing to fund our exploration activities, there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. At this time, there is a risk that we will not be able to obtain such financing as and when needed.
Because we anticipate that our operating expenses will increase prior to our earning revenues, we may never achieve profitability.
Assuming that we are able to acquire a mineral property, prior to completion of an exploration stage, we anticipate that we will incur increased operating expenses without realizing any revenues. We therefore expect to incur significant losses into the foreseeable future. We recognize that if we are unable to generate revenues from the exploration of a mineral property, we will not be able to earn profits or continue operations. There is no history upon which to base any assumption as to the likelihood that we will prove successful, and we can provide investors with no assurance that we will generate any revenues or ever achieve profitability. If we are unsuccessful in addressing these risks, our business will most likely fail.
Because of the inherent dangers involved in mineral exploration, there is a risk that we may incur liability or damages as we conduct our business.
The search for valuable minerals involves numerous hazards and risks normally incident to exploring for and developing mineral properties. As a result, we may become subject to liability for such hazards, including pollution, cave-ins, unusual or unexpected geological formations, environmental pollution, personal injuries, flooding, changes in technology or mining techniques, periodic interruptions, industrial accidents, and other hazards against which we cannot insure or against which we may elect not to insure. At the present time we have no coverage to insure against these hazards and have no plans to insure against these hazards. The payment of such liabilities may have a material adverse effect on our financial position.
If we receive positive results from an exploration program and we decide to pursue commercial production, we may be subject to an environmental review process that may delay or prohibit commercial production.
Assuming that we are able to acquire a mineral property, if we enter a production phase, the cost of complying with permit and regulatory environment laws will be greater because the impact on the project area is greater. Permits and regulations will control all aspects of the production program if the project continues to that stage. Examples of regulatory requirements include:
There is the possibility that we would not be able to proceed with commercial production upon completion of the environmental review process if government authorities did not approve our mine or if the costs of compliance with government regulation adversely affected the commercial viability of the proposed mine.
Because our sole executive officer does not have formal training specific to the technicalities of mineral exploration, there is a higher risk that our business will fail.
Kerry J. McCullagh, our sole executive officer and sole director, does not have any formal training as a geologist or in the technical aspects of management of a mineral exploration company. With no direct training in these areas, our management may not be fully aware of the specific technical requirements related to working within this industry. Although Mr. McCullagh has some extensive business experience with exploration companies, his decisions and choices may not take into account standard exploration or managerial approaches mineral exploration companies commonly use. Consequently, our operations and ultimate financial success could suffer irreparable harm due to managements lack of technical know-how in this industry.
We are highly dependent on our senior management. The loss of our sole executive officer could hinder our ability to pursue our stated plan of operation and obtain debt or equity financing, if and when required.
We believe that our continued success depends to a significant extent upon the efforts and abilities of our senior management and in particular Kerry J. McCullagh, our sole executive officer and director. Mr. McCullagh has worked in the mining exploration industry for over 20 years. We believe that the loss of Mr. McCullagh's business and management experience could hinder our ability to pursue our stated plan of operation and obtain debt or equity financing, if and when required.
Because our sole executive officer has only agreed to provide his services on a part-time basis, he may not be able or willing to devote a sufficient amount of time to our business operations, which may cause our business to fail.
Kerry J. McCullagh, our sole executive officer and director, is also a principal of Polar Capital Corp., now a private British Columbia consulting company providing management and administrative services to mining exploration companies. Because we are in the early stages of our business, Mr. McCullagh devotes approximately 10 hours per week to our affairs. If the demands of our business require the full business time of Mr. McCullagh, he is prepared to adjust his timetable to devote up to 20 hours a week. However, Mr. McCullagh may not be able to devote sufficient time to the management of our business, as and when needed. It is possible that the demands of Mr. McCullagh's other business interests will increase with the result that he would no longer be able to devote sufficient time to the management of our business. Competing demands on Mr. McCullagh's time may lead to a divergence between his interests and the interests of other shareholders.
Because our sole executive officer and sole director owns 42% of our outstanding common stock, investors may find that corporate decisions influenced by Mr. McCullagh are inconsistent with the best interests of other stockholders.
Kerry J. McCullagh, our sole executive officer and sole director, controls 42% of the issued and outstanding shares of our common stock. Accordingly, in accordance with our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Mr. McCullagh is able to significantly influence who is elected to our board of directors and thus could act, or could have the power to act, as our management. The interests of Mr. McCullagh may not be, at all times, the same as those of other shareholders. Since Mr. McCullagh is not simply a passive investor but is also our sole executive officer, his interests as an executive may, at times, be adverse to those of passive investors. Where those conflicts exist, our shareholders will be dependent upon Mr. McCullagh exercising, in a manner fair to all of our shareholders, his fiduciary duties as an officer or as a member of our board of directors. In addition, Mr. McCullagh will have the ability to significantly influence the outcome of most corporate actions requiring shareholder approval, including the merger of our company with or into another company, the sale of all or substantially all of our assets and amendments to our Articles of Incorporation. This concentration of ownership with Mr. McCullagh may also have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of Contact, which may be disadvantageous to minority shareholders.
Because our stock is a penny stock, shareholders will be more limited in their ability to sell their stock.
The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the Nasdaq system, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or quotation system.
Because our securities constitute penny stocks within the meaning of the rules, the rules apply to us and to our securities. The rules may further affect the ability of owners of shares to sell our securities in any market that might develop for them. As long as the trading price of our common stock is less than $5.00 per share, the common stock will be subject to rule 15g-9 under the Exchange Act. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC, that:
The broker-dealer also must provide, prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock, the customer with: (a) bid and offer quotations for the penny stock; (b) the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction; (c) the number of shares to which such bid and ask prices apply, or other comparable information relating to the depth and liquidity of the market for such stock; and (d) a monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account. In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a written suitably statement. These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock.
The following exhibits are either provided with this Quarterly Report or are incorporated herein by reference:
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.