World High Life PLC - Interim Results London Stock Exchange
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World High Life PLC
31 March 2020
 

31 March 2020

 

World High Life PLC / Market: AQSE

 

 

WORLD HIGH LIFE PLC

("World High Life" or the "Company")

Interim Results

 

World High Life PLC, the AQSE listed investment company with a focus on developing business opportunities in the regulated cannabis industry in Europe, is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2019.

 

Highlights

 

The Directors of World High Life are pleased to provide an update on progress and the focus of the Company advancing into 2020.

 

Since listing on the AQSE Growth Market (Formerly NEX Growth Market) in September 2019, the Company has achieved significant milestones, which include:

·      Successfully raised gross proceeds of £4,754,102 through the issue of equity securities and convertible debentures to make and fuel strategic acquisitions, primarily in the CBD Health and Wellness sector in the UK and Europe

·      Acquired Love Hemp Ltd., one of the UK's leading suppliers of CBD and hemp products

·      Embarked on strategic development of the Love Hemp business in an effort to vastly expand its reach and access to online and retail markets

·      Further expansion of the Love Hemp white labelling program through its wholly owned subsidiary, LH Botanicals Ltd.

·      Continuation of online and social media marketing strategies which included the announcement 3-time UFC World Champion Georges St-Pierre as worldwide Brand Ambassador for Love Hemp and World High Life

·      Initiated filings to list on North American exchanges, in the US and in Canada - all in the effort to further increase liquidity

Chairman's Statement

 

"The UK and European CBD Health and Wellness market, as well as the Regulated Medicinal Cannabis market is forecast to be the largest in the world by 2028," stated World High Life President and Chairman, Mr. David Stadnyk.1 "World High Life is an investment company that recognizes the importance of building brands, distribution, relationships and great product experiences using best practices in order to be the leader in the sector as it matures. As an example, Love Hemp is a pioneer in the CBD Health and Wellness space, and through the acquisition we bring capital and experience to the mix. This enables Love Hemp to establish itself as a frontrunner throughout the UK and Europe. As this industry experiences rapid growth and heightened consumer awareness Love Hemp is well positioned with the support of World High Life to continue to rapidly grow and capture market share at a wholesale, retail and most importantly online. World High Life is well positioned as a first mover to complete further acquisitions that are accretive to Love Hemp and the overall business model of being an investment issuer. All of this building on the momentum we have and capitalize on the strength of the foundation we have established in a short period of time."

 

World High Life is committed to three top level objectives going forward, these include; continued use of the capital markets and the increase of liquidity in the Company's stock, providing financial and share capital as well as expertise to continue to grow its Love Hemp subsidiary and seeking new investment opportunities.

 

Increasing Liquidity

With growing interest in World High Life's mandate as an investment issuer and building upon potential further acquisitions, World High Life wants to ensure it has an established presence across multiple financial markets globally to attract investment and liquidity.

As such, in addition to its existing UK listing on the AQSE Growth Market, World High Life will anchor itself internationally with co listings in Europe and North American markets in the USA and Canada.

Love Hemp Acquisition and Progress

The Love Hemp team have taken significant steps to increase market share in the UK and Europe, deploying capital and expertise from the acquisition to achieving multiple milestones including:

·      Advancing the official launch of LH Botanicals - Love Hemp's all-around CBD specialist, CBD supplier and white label producer

·      Signed 3-time UFC World Champion, Georges St-Pierre as Love Hemp and World High Life Brand Ambassador - delivering a vast promotional platform with one of the most recognized sport and health personalities on the planet

·      Completing an extensive, consumer packaged goods (CPG) informed branding strategy with one of Europe's top CPG agencies, aimed at renewing the Love Hemp brand for global expansion

·      Achieved record sales through Love Hemp's Black Friday promotion, increasing online sales from previous Black Friday promotions by approximately 400%, totaling over £78,000 

Love Hemp will be entirely focused on continued growth in the UK and Europe, increasing production capacity and growing its LH Botanicals business line as its new facility becomes operational, which will provide additional capacity to expand to global markets. The Directors believe that Love Hemp's CBD, Health and Wellness positioning is strengthening as global demand for products representing the associated lifestyles continue to open significant opportunities for growth. Overall, the Directors believe that Love Hemp is uniquely positioned with its expertise, brand and team to be a global leader in the CBD Health and Wellness space.

 

New Investment Opportunities

World High Life is actively seeking new investment opportunities in alignment with its objectives in the CBD Health and Wellness space. The World High Life team has extensive knowledge in the CBD Health and Wellness, and the medicinal cannabis industries, along with an extensive global network. Those strengths are being put to use in identifying and assessing potential investments that will add significant shareholder value.

Current Reality

Importantly, in response to the circumstances surrounding COVID -19, Love Hemp has been proactive in communicating with its customer base that its supply and delivery are running as normal. The Company is monitoring all aspects of the business, prioritizing the safety of its customers, team, suppliers and delivery partners.

Financials

 

From the date of the close of the acquisition of Love Hemp on 18 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, the combined operation has recognized £426,465 in revenues and achieved overall gross margins of 49%. The Company recorded an adjusted EBITDA loss of £1,054,088 (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, share-based payments, and transactions costs, impairment of intangible assets, and derivative fair value adjustments) for the six-month period ended 31 December 2019. Net loss per IFRS was £9,835,551 for the six-month period. The Company incurred above average professional fees in relation to admission to the AQSE Growth Market which occurred on 12 September 2019.  Additionally, the Company incurred £201,407 in transaction costs in relation to the close of the acquisition of Love Hemp which represent one-time costs. The Company was required to recognise an impairment charge to goodwill and intangible assets of £7,473,831 in relation to the Love Hemp acquisition given the current economic uncertainty in relation to COVID-19.

As at 31 December 2019, the Company's consolidated working capital was £230,015 excluding lease liabilities recorded under IFRS of £131,841 and deferred consideration of £4,000,000 to be issued in ordinary shares in relation to the Love Hemp acquisition. The Company is in the process of evaluating additional sources of capital including both equity and debt arrangements.

Subsequent to 31 December 2019 the Company received short term loans of £243,000. The Company aims to curtail discretionary spending as necessary to ensure its financial obligations are met on a timely basis.

Responsibility Statement

 

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge: 

 

·    The interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards 34, Interim Financial Reporting, as adopted by the EU;

·      The interim financial statements give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and loss of the Company;

·      The Interim report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the set of interim financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

·      The Interim report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being the information required on related party transactions.

 

The interim report was approved by the Board of Directors and the above responsibility statement was signed on its behalf by:

 

 

David Stadnyk

Chairman

31 March 2020

 

For further information please contact:

David Stadnyk

Founder & CEO

World High Life PLC

+44 (0) 7926 397 675

info@worldhighlife.uk

 

 

 

AQSE Corporate Adviser

Mark Anwyl/Allie Feuerlein

Peterhouse Capital Limited

+44 (0) 20 7469 0930

ma@peterhousecap.com

af@peterhousecap.com

Financial PR

Camilla Horsfall/Megan Ray

Blytheweigh

+44 (0) 20 7138 3224

Camilla.horsfall@blytheweigh.com

Megan.Ray@blytheweigh.com

 

For more information on World High Life please visit:                 www.worldhighlife.uk

 

 

 

WORLD HIGH LIFE PLC                                                          CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
                                                                                                                                                         EXPRESSED IN POUNDS STERLING

                                                                                                                                                                                                UNAUDITED

AS AT

31 December 2019

30 June            2019

 

Note

£

£

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current

 

   Cash

4

   Trade receivables and other

6

   Inventory

7

 

 

Non-current

 

   Property and equipment

8

   Goodwill and intangible assets

9

Total assets

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Current

 

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

10

   Lease liability - current

8

   Loans payable - current

11

   Deferred consideration

9

   Derivative liability

12

 

 

Non-current

 

   Lease liability

8

   Loans payable

11

   Convertible debentures

12

   Deferred tax liability

17

Total liabilities

 

 

 

Equity

 

   Share capital

13

   Share premium

13

   Shares to be issued

13

   Reserves

13

   Retained losses

 

Total equity

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

Nature and continuance of operations (Note 1,2)

Subsequent events (Note 10)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated interim financial statements.

 

WORLD HIGH LIFE PLC                                                        CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                                                                                                                                                               EXPRESSED IN POUNDS STERLING

                                                                                                                                                                                                      UNAUDITED

 

Six months ended

 

 

31 December 2019

 

Note

£

 

 

 

Revenue

 

Cost of goods sold

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

5

8

13

8,12

 

 

 

Net and comprehensive loss for the period

 

 

Loss per share

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares

 

 

 

11,789,186

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated interim financial statements.

 

WORLD HIGH LIFE PLC                                                                             CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
                                                                                                                                                                     PERIOD ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                                        EXPRESSED IN POUNDS STERLING
                                                                                                                                                                                                               UNAUDITED

 

Number of ordinary shares

Share Capital

Share Premium

Share subscriptions received

Reserves

Deficit

Total equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

Balance, 30 June 2019

   Ordinary shares issued at £0.10 each

   Ordinary shares issued at £0.60 each

   Ordinary shares issued at £1.00 each

   Ordinary shares issued for services at £1.00 each

   Ordinary shares issued to acquire Love Hemp Ltd.

   Share-based compensation

   Net loss for the period

Balance, 31 December 2019

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated interim financial statements.

 

WORLD HIGH LIFE PLC                                                                                                                      STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

                                                                                                                                                                              SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                                                                                                                      EXPRESSED IN POUNDS STERLING
                                                                                                                                                                                             UNAUDITED

 

 

31 December 2019

 

 

£

 

 

 

Operating activities

Net loss for the period

Adjusted for:

   Depreciation

   Share based payments

   Accretion and interest

   Shares issued for services

   Accrued interest

 

Changes in non-cash working capital:

   Receivables and other

   Inventory

   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

Cash flows from operating activities

 

Investing activities

   Acquisition of Love Hemp Limited, net

   Property and equipment

Cash flows from investing activities

 

Financing activities

   Ordinary shares issued for cash

   Convertible debentures

   Convertible debentures - transaction costs

   Lease payments

   Loan repayments

Cash flows from financing activities

 

Change in cash

Cash, beginning of period

Cash, end of period

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated interim financial statements.

 

1.            NATURE AND CONTINUANCE OF OPERATIONS

 

World High Life Limited was incorporated by Certificate of Incorporation in England and Wales on 30 January 2019 with registration number 11797850 under the Companies Act 2006. The limited company reregistered as a public company on 6 August 2019, and thus became World High Life Plc (the "Company") on the same date.  The Company's head office and registered and records office address is 7-9 Swallow Street, 2nd Floor, London, United Kingdom, W1B 4DE.

 

The Company is an investment issuer with a focus on developing business opportunities in the CBD Health and Wellness market, as well as the Regulated Medicinal Cannabis in the UK and Europe. The Company's focus is on building and facilitating the growth of a diversified portfolio of companies, assets and opportunities within its focus mandate.

 

2.            BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The Company acquired the entire share capital of Love Hemp Ltd on 18 October 2019 which the Directors have treated as an asset acquisition as explained in Note 9 to the financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2019. The Directors are required to and have prepared consolidated condensed financial statements which include the results of the acquired subsidiary from the date that the acquisition took place.

 

The condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Statements" as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

 

The interim financial information set out above does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of the Companies Act 2006. It has been prepared on a going concern basis in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union.

 

These consolidated interim financial statements have not been audited nor have they been reviewed by the Group's auditors under ISRE 2410 of the Auditing Practices Board.

 

Going concern

                                                                                                             

The Company meets its day-to-day working capital requirements through its bank facilities. The current economic conditions continue to create uncertainty, particularly over the availability of bank finance for the foreseeable future.  The Company's forecasts and projections, taking account of reasonably possible changes in trading performance, show that the Company should be able to operate within the level of its current facilities.

 

The Financial Statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. The Company's assets are  generating revenues and based on the Board's budgets, cash flow forecasts, support from the ultimate controlling parent and considered ability to raise further finance, the Directors are of the view that the Company has sufficient funds to undertake its operating activities over the next 12 months from the date these financial statements are approved. As a result, they continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

After making enquiries, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.  The Company therefore continues to adopt the going concern basis in preparing its financial statements. 

 

 

 

2.            BASIS OF PRESENTATION (Continued)

 

Risks and uncertainties

 

 The Board continuously assesses and monitors the key risks of the business. The key risks that could affect the Company's medium-term performance are liquidity risk, credit risk, interest rate risk and fair value estimation.

 

Critical accounting estimates

 

The preparation of condensed interim financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the end of the reporting period. Significant items subject to such estimates are set out in Note 3.

 

New and amended standards mandatory for the first time for the financial year beginning 30 January 2019

The following new IFRS standards and/or amendments to IFRS standards are mandatory for the first time for the Company: 

Standard

 

Effective date

 

 

 

IFRS 16

IAS 28 (Amendments)

Leases

Long term interests in associates and joint ventures

1 January 2019

1 January 2019

Annual Improvements

2015 - 2017 Cycle

1 January 2019

IAS 19 (Amendments)

Employee Benefits

1 January 2019

IFRIC 23

Uncertainty over income tax treatments

1 January 2019

 

The Directors believe that the adoption of these standards has not had a material impact on the financial statements other than changes to disclosures.

 

New standards, amendments and Interpretations in issue but not yet effective or not yet endorsed and not early adopted

The standards and interpretations that are issued, but not yet effective, up to the date of issuance of the condensed interim financial statements are listed below. The Company intends to adopt these standards, if applicable when they become effective.

Standard

 

Effective date

 

 

 

IFRS 3 (Amendments)

Business Combinations

1 January 2020*

IAS 1 (Amendments)

Presentation of Financial Statements

1 January 2020*

IAS 8 (Amendments)

Accounting policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates

1 January 2020*

*Not yet endorsed by the EU.

The Company is evaluating the impact of the new and amended standards above. The Directors believe that these new and amended standards are not expected to have a material impact on the Company's results or shareholders' funds.

 

 

3.            USE OF ESTIMATES, ASSUMPTIONS, AND JUDGEMENTS

 

The preparation of financial statements requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Estimates and assumptions are continuously evaluated and are based on management's experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Uncertainty about these judgments, estimates and assumptions could result in outcomes that could require a material adjustment to the carrying amount of the asset or liability affected in future periods.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

Long-lived assets, including property and equipment, and intangible assets, are reviewed for impairment annually or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. For the purpose of impairment testing, assets that cannot be tested individually are grouped together into the smallest group of assets that generates cash inflows from continuing use that are largely independent of the cash inflows of other assets or group of assets (CGU). The recoverable amount of an asset or a CGU is the higher of its fair value less costs to sell, and its value in use. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount, an impairment charge is recognised immediately in profit or loss by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the recoverable amount. Where an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset is increased to the lesser of the revised estimate of recoverable amount, and the carrying amount that would have been recorded had no impairment loss been recognised previously.

Business combinations

 

The consolidated interim financial statements comprise the financial statements of World High Life Plc and its subsidiaries as at 31 December 2019. Subsidiaries are entities controlled by the Group. Control exists when the Group is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee. Specifically, the Group controls an investee if, and only if, the Group has all of the following:

 

·      Power over the investee (i.e., existing rights that give it the current ability to direct the relevant activities of the investee)

·      Exposure, or rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee

·      The ability to use its power over the investee to affect its returns

 

Judgement is used in determining whether an acquisition is a business combination or an asset acquisition. Management determines whether assets acquired and liabilities assumed constitute a business.  A business consists of inputs and processes applied to those inputs that have the ability to create outputs. Management determines whether assets acquired and liabilities assumed constitute a business. In examining processes and potential outputs, management considers the ability of the acquired and existing processes to adequately be capable of producing the potential outputs; where the processes are insufficient and/or incomplete to produce potential outputs, the company considers the acquisition to be an asset acquisition.

 

The Company measures all the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their acquisition-date fair values. Non-controlling interests in the acquiree are measured on the basis of the non-controlling interests' proportionate share of the equity in the acquiree's identifiable net assets. Acquisition-related costs are recognized as expenses in the periods in which the costs are incurred and the services are received (except for the costs to issue debt or equity securities which are recognized according to specific requirements). The excess of the aggregate of (a) the consideration transferred to obtain control, the amount of any non-controlling interest in the acquiree over (b) the net of the acquisition-date amounts of the identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed, is recognised as goodwill as of the acquisition date.

 

3.            USE OF ESTIMATES, ASSUMPTIONS, AND JUDGEMENTS (Continued)

 

Determination of asset fair values and allocation of purchase consideration

 

Significant asset acquisitions and business combinations require judgements and estimates to be made at the date of acquisition in relation to determining the relative fair value of property and equipment, as well as the allocation of the purchase consideration over the fair value of the assets. The information necessary to measure the fair values as at the acquisition date of assets acquired requires management to make certain judgements and estimates about future events, including but not limited to future production potential, and future market prices of products, and the ability to effectively distribute products. In certain circumstances, such as the valuation of property and equipment, intangible assets and goodwill acquired, the Company may rely on independent third-party valuators. Provisional purchase price allocations are subject to review by management upon integration of the acquired businesses and will be adjusted as necessary were circumstances indicate it is appropriate to do so.

 

Share-based payments

 

The Company utilizes the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model ("Black-Scholes") to estimate the fair value of warrants and stock options granted to Directors, Officers, employees, consultants. The use of Black-Scholes requires management to make various estimates and assumptions that impact the value assigned to the stock options including the forecast future volatility of the stock price, the risk-free interest rate, dividend yield and the expected life of the stock options. Any changes in these assumptions could have a material impact on the Share-based compensation calculation value, however the most significant estimate is the volatility. The Company estimated volatility based on historic share prices of companies operating in the regulated cannabis industry. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility.  The expected life of stock options or warrants is determined based on the estimate that they would be exercised evenly over their term. There was no recent history of stock option exercises available to consider in the estimate of expected life at the time of grant.

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Foreign currencies

 

Functional and presentation currency

 

The functional currency is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the entity operates. The functional currency of the Company and its subsidiaries was determined by conducting an analysis of the consideration factors identified in IAS 21, "The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates" ("IAS 21"). The functional currency of the Company is Pounds Sterling which is also the presentation currency of the group.

 

Translation of foreign transactions and balances into the functional currency

 

Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency of the Company at rates of exchange prevailing on the dates of the transactions. At each reporting date, all monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in foreign currencies are translated to the functional currency of the Company at the rates prevailing at the date of the statement of financial position. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions are recognised in profit or loss. Non-monetary items that are measured at historical cost in a foreign currency are translated using the exchange rates at the dates of the initial transaction

 

Cash

 

In the Statement of Cash Flows, cash is comprised of cash at bank and in hand and demand deposits with banks and other financial institutions, that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value.

 

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Loss per share

 

The Company presents basic loss per share for its ordinary shares, calculated by dividing the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per share does not adjust the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders or the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding when the effect is anti-dilutive.

 

Financial instruments

 

Financial assets

On initial recognition, financial assets are recognised at fair value and are subsequently classified and measured at: (i) amortised cost; (ii) fair value through other comprehensive income ("FVOCI"); or (iii) fair value through profit or loss ("FVTPL").  The classification of financial assets is generally based on the business model in which a financial asset is managed and its contractual cash flow characteristics.  A financial asset is measured at fair value net of transaction costs that are directly attributable to its acquisition except for financial assets at FVTPL where transaction costs are expensed.  All financial assets not classified and measured at amortised cost or FVOCI, are measured at FVTPL.  On initial recognition of an equity instrument that is not held for trading, the Company may irrevocably elect to present subsequent changes in the investment's fair value in other comprehensive income.

 

For a financial asset to be classified and measured at amortised cost or fair value through OCI, it needs to give rise to cash flows that are 'solely payments of principal and interest (SPPI)' on the principal amount outstanding. This assessment is referred to as the SPPI test and is performed at an instrument level. Financial assets with cash flows that are not SPPI are classified and measured at fair value through profit or loss, irrespective of the business modelThe classification determines the method by which the financial assets are carried on the statement of financial position subsequent to inception and how changes in value are recorded. 

 

Impairment

An 'expected credit loss' impairment model applies which requires a loss allowance to be recognised based on expected credit losses.  The estimated present value of future cash flows associated with the asset is determined and an impairment loss is recognised for the difference between this amount and the carrying amount as follows: the carrying amount of the asset is reduced to estimated present value of the future cash flows associated with the asset, discounted at the financial asset's original effective interest rate, either directly or through the use of an allowance account and the resulting loss is recognised in profit or loss for the period.

In a subsequent period, if the amount of the impairment loss related to financial assets measured at amortised cost decreases, the previously recognised impairment loss is reversed through profit or loss to the extent that the carrying amount of the investment at the date the impairment is reversed does not exceed what the amortised cost would have been had the impairment not been recognised.

Financial liabilities

Financial liabilities are designated as either: (i) FVTPL; or (ii) other financial liabilities.  All financial liabilities are classified and subsequently measured at amortised cost except for financial liabilities at FVTPL.  The classification determines the method by which the financial liabilities are carried on the statement of financial position subsequent to inception and how changes in value are recorded.  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities is classified as other financial liabilities and carried on the statement of financial position at amortised cost.

 

 

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Impairment of financial assets

 

Financial assets are assessed for indicators of impairment at the end of each reporting period. Financial assets are impaired when there is objective evidence that, as a result of one or more events that occurred after the initial recognition of the financial assets, the estimated future cash flows of the investments have been impacted.

For all financial assets objective evidence of impairment could include:

 

-         significant financial difficulty of the issuer or counterparty; or

-         default or delinquency in interest or principal payments; or

-         it becoming probable that the borrower will enter bankruptcy or financial re-organisation.

 

For certain categories of financial assets, such as receivables, assets that are assessed not to be impaired individually are subsequently assessed for impairment on a collective basis. The carrying amount of financial assets is reduced by the impairment loss directly for all financial assets with the exception of receivables, where the carrying amount is reduced through the use of an allowance account. When a receivable is considered uncollectible, it is written off against the allowance account. Subsequent recoveries of amounts previously written off are credited against the allowance account. Changes in the carrying amount of the allowance account are recognised in profit or loss.

 

Taxation

 

Income tax on the profit or loss for the periods presented comprises current and deferred tax. Income tax is recognised in profit or loss except to the extent that it relates to items recognised directly in equity, in which case it is recognised in equity. Current tax expense is the expected tax payable on the taxable income for the

year, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at period end, adjusted for amendments to tax payable with regards to previous years.

 

Deferred tax is recorded by providing for temporary differences, between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for taxation purposes. The following temporary differences are not provided for: goodwill not deductible for tax purposes; the initial recognition of assets or liabilities which affect neither accounting nor taxable loss as well as differences relating to investments in subsidiaries to the extent that they will probably not reverse in the foreseeable future. The amount of deferred tax provided is based on the expected manner of realisation or settlement of the carrying amount of assets and liabilities, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the statement of financial position date. A deferred tax asset is recognised only to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which the asset can be utilised.

 

Additional income taxes that arise from the distribution of dividends are recognised at the same time as the liability to pay the related dividend. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to set off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and when they relate to income taxes levied by the same taxation authority and the Company intends to settle its current tax assets and liabilities on a net basis.

 

Impairment of non-financial assets

 

Assets that have an indefinite useful life are not subject to amortisation and are tested annually for impairment.  Assets that are subject to amortisation are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable.  An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount.  The recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value in use.  For the purposes of assessing impairment, assets are grouped at the lowest levels for which there are separately identifiable cash flows (cash-generating units).  Non-financial assets that suffered an impairment are reviewed for possible reversal of the impairment at each reporting date.
 

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Share capital

 

Ordinary shares are classified as equity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of ordinary shares and other equity instruments are recognised as a deduction from equity. Ordinary shares issued for consideration other than cash, are valued based on their market value at the date the shares are issued.

 

The Company has adopted a residual value method with respect to the measurement of warrants attached to private placement units. The residual value method first allocates value to the more easily measurable component based on fair value and then the residual value, if any, to the less easily measurable component.  The Company considers the fair value of ordinary shares issued in the private placements to be the more easily measurable component and the ordinary shares are valued at their fair value, as determined by the closing market price on the announcement date.  The balance, if any, is allocated to the attached warrants.  Any fair value attributed to the warrants is recorded as reserves.

 

Inventory

 

Inventories of finished goods and packing materials are valued initially at cost and subsequently at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Inventory consists of infused products, raw materials, accessories, and product packaging. Net realizable value is determined as the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business less the estimated costs of completion and the estimated costs necessary to make the sale. Cost is determined using the weighted average cost basis. Products for resale and supplies and consumables are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The Company reviews inventory for obsolete and slow-moving goods and any such inventory is written-down to net realisable value.

 

Property and equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is calculated using the following methods and rates:

Category

Method

 

Rate

20%

15%

15%

An item of property and equipment is derecognized upon disposal or when no future economic benefits are expected from its use. Any gain or loss arising from derecognition of the asset (calculated as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying value of the asset) is included in the profit or loss in the period the asset is derecognized. The assets' residual values, useful lives and methods of depreciation are reviewed at each reporting date, and adjusted prospectively, if appropriate.

 

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Leases

 

To identify a lease, the Company (1) considers whether an explicit or implicit asset is specified in the contract and (2) determines whether the Company obtains substantially all the economic benefits from the use of the underlying asset by assessing numerous factors, including but not limited to substitution rights and the right to determine how and for what purpose the asset is used.

 

When assessing the lease term, management considers all facts and circumstances that create an economic incentive to exercise an extension option or to not exercise a termination option. This judgment is based on factors such as contract rates compared to market rates, economic reasons, significance of leasehold improvements, termination and relocation costs, installation of specialized assets, residual value guarantees, and any sublease term.

 

The Company has elected not to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for low-value assets or short-term leases with a term of 12 months or less. These lease payments are recognised in operating expenses over the lease term.

 

The lease liability is initially measured at the present value of the lease payments that are not paid. The Company elected to not separate non-lease components from lease components and to account for the non-lease and lease components as a single lease component. Lease payments generally include fixed payments less any lease incentives receivable. The lease liability is discounted using the interest rate implicit in the lease or, if that rate cannot be readily determined, the Company's incremental borrowing rate. The Company estimates the incremental borrowing rate based on the lease term, collateral assumptions, and the economic environment in which the lease is denominated. The lease liability is subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method. The lease liability is remeasured when the expected lease payments change as a result of new assessments of contractual options and residual value guarantees.

 

The right-of-use asset is recognised at the present value of the liability at the commencement date of the lease less any incentives received from the lessor. Added to the right-of-use asset are initial direct costs, payments made before the commencement date, and estimated restoration costs. The right-of-use asset is subsequently depreciated on a straight-line basis from the commencement date to the earlier of the end of the useful life of the right-of-use asset or the end of the lease term. The right-of-use asset is periodically reduced by impairment losses, if any, and adjusted for certain remeasurements of the lease liability.

Revenue

 

The Company's accounting policy for revenue recognition under IFRS 15 is as follows:

 

To determine the amount and timing of revenue to be recognised, the Company follows a 5-step process:

1. Identifying the contract with a customer

2. Identifying the performance obligations

3. Determining the transaction price

4. Allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations

5. Recognising revenue when/as performance obligation(s) are satisfied.

 

Revenue from the direct sale of infused products for a fixed price is recognized when the Company transfers control of the good to the customer upon delivery.

 

4.            SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Share-based payments

 

The Company may grant stock options to acquire common shares of the Company to Directors, Officers, employees and consultants. An individual is classified as an employee when the individual is an employee for legal or tax purposes or provides services similar to those performed by an employee.

 

The fair value of stock options is measured on the date of grant, using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, and is recognized over the vesting period. Consideration paid for the shares on the exercise of stock options is credited to share capital.  In situations where equity instruments are issued to non-employees and some or all of the goods or services received by the entity as consideration cannot be specifically identified, they are measured at fair value of the share-based payment. Otherwise, share-based payments are measured at the fair value of goods or services received.

5.            NATURE OF EXPENSES

 

31 December

 

 

2019

Selling, general and administrative expense

 

£

Total

 

6.            TRADE RECEIVABLES AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS

 

31 December

 

2019

 

£

Total

 

 

7.            INVENTORY

 

31 December

 

2019

 

£

Total


8.            PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

Leasehold Improvements

Right of Use

Production Equipment

Office Equipment

Total

£

£

£

£

£

Cost

 

 

 

 

                      -

                     -

                     -

                     -

                     -

           54,862

     1,032,297

          58,419

        147,309

      1,292,887

           54,862

     1,032,297

          58,419

        147,309

      1,292,887

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

                      -

                     -

                     -

                     -

                     -

              2,243

                     -

          14,432

          36,980

          53,655

                 348

                     -

            1,393

            3,486

            5,227

              2,591

                     -

          15,825

          40,466

          58,882

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

                      -

                     -

                     -

                     -

                     -

           52,271

     1,032,297

          42,594

        106,843

     1,234,005

A continuity of the lease liability underlying the right of use assets is as follows:

31 December

2019

£

 

The Company recorded interest expense of £6,312 in relation to the lease liability during the period.

 

9.            ACQUISITION OF LOVE HEMP LIMITED

 

In October 2019 the Company acquired 100% of Love Hemp Ltd. ("Love Hemp") for consideration of between £9 million and £10 million as follows:

 

·              £3 million of the consideration paid in cash on completion

·              £3 million satisfied by the issue of 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares on completion

 

A further earn out of up to a maximum of £4 million to be paid as follows:

 

·              £1,500,000 in cash on the date falling six months and one day from the date of completion, provided that at the Company's election it can alternatively pay to the sellers an amount of £2,000,000 to be satisfied by the issue of Ordinary Shares calculated on a 10% discount to the 10 day VWAP preceding the date of the issue of those shares

·              £1,500,000 in cash on the date falling twelve months and one day from the date of completion provided that at the Company's election it can alternatively pay to the sellers an amount of £2,000,000 to be satisfied by the issue of Ordinary Shares calculated on a 10% discount to the 10 day VWAP preceding the date of the issue of those shares

 

The acquisition aligns with the Company's mandate to invest in leading companies in the European CBD wellness industry. Love Hemp is an early mover in the UK CBD market with established distribution and long-standing brand recognition.

 

The acquisition has been accounted for as a business combination, using the acquisition method. The purchase consideration has been provisionally allocated based on the Company's estimated fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the acquisition date.

 

The estimated purchase price allocation is as follows:

Consideration

 

£

     3,000,000

     3,000,000

     4,000,000

 

  10,000,000

Provisional net assets of Love Hemp Ltd.

 

          84,349

        378,395

        544,906

          66,357

        192,989

     1,032,297

  (1,032,297)

     (825,300)

     (586,627)

        (28,900)

     (173,831)

  10,173,831

Total

  10,000,000

 

9.            ACQUISITION OF LOVE HEMP LIMITED (Continued)

 

As of the date of these consolidated interim financial statements, the determination of fair value of assets and liabilities acquired is based on preliminary estimates and has not been finalised. The Company is currently in the process of determining the fair values of the net assets acquired, specifically the final allocation between goodwill and intangible assets. The actual fair values of the assets and liabilities may differ materially from the amounts disclosed in the preliminary fair value above and are subject to change within a period not to exceed twelve months from the acquisition date with retroactive restatement of the impact of adjustment to those provisional fair values effective as at the acquisition date.

 

Goodwill is expected to arise in the acquisition of Love Hemp because the cost of acquisition included amounts in relation to the benefit of expected revenue growth, existing distribution relationships, and future market development. These benefits are not recognized separately from goodwill because they do not meet the recognition criteria for identifiable intangible assets.

 

Subsequent to 31 December 2019, in light of the international COVID-19 Virus pandemic, the Company determined it would be prudent to conduct an impairment analysis of the acquired goodwill and intangible assets. The Company determined that an impairment charge of £7,473,831 of the provisional goodwill and intangible assets was appropriate given uncertain economic growth prospects. A continuity of goodwill is as follows:

 

31 December

 

2019

 

£

Total

 

10.          ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

31 December

 

2019

 

£

Total

 

 

11.          LOANS PAYABLE

 

A continuity of the loan balance is as follows:

 

31 December

 

2019

 

£

Balance at 31 December 2019

a)     During April 2019, Love Hemp entered a loan agreement for a principal amount of up to £360,343 bearing interest at 9.90%. The loan matures in sixty months and requires monthly repayments of £7,638. Upon maturity, Love Hemp is required to pay a completion fee of £10,495. The loan is secured by the assets of Love Hemp.

b)    Love Hemp issued a 12% promissory note of £250,000 which was repaid following the close of the acquisition.

 

12.          CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURES

October

November

 

 

2019

2019

Total

£

£

£

Balance, 31 December 2019

 

In October and November of 2019, the Company issued 2,355,782 £1.00 convertible debenture units raising gross proceeds of £2,355,782. The convertible debentures units each consist of one debenture convertible into £0.10 nominal value Ordinary Shares at a price of £1.00 and one share purchase warrant exercisable at a price of £1.50 for a period of two years from closing, subject to the Company's right to accelerate the maturity date upon 30 days' notice in the event that the Ordinary Shares trade at £2.50 or higher for a 10 day period.

The debentures accrue interest of 10% annually and are subject to the Company's right to force conversion upon 30 days' notice in the event that the Ordinary Shares trade at £3.00 or higher for a 10-day period. Interest may be paid in cash or in Ordinary Shares, or a combination thereof at the discretion of the Company. The Debentures will mature in two years plus one day from the closing dates.

 

In connection with the above the Company paid cash transaction costs of $45,883 and issued a total of 5,497 share purchase warrants exercisable at a price of 1.50 per ordinary share for a period of two years from issue.

 

As stated in the convertible debenture agreements the conversion price will be adjusted if the Company completes a rights offering for less than 90% of the quoted price. The variability of the conversion price creates a derivative which has been recognized as a financial liability.

 

12.          CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURES (Continued)

 

A continuity of the derivative liability related to the debenture conversion feature is as follows

October

November

 

 

2019

2019

Total

£

£

£

Balance, 31 December 2019

 

The conversion feature was valued at 31 December, 2019 using the Black-Scholes valuation model with the following assumptions: Expected life 1.8 years, volatility 75%, discount rate 2.25%, dividend yield 0%.

 

13.          SHARE CAPITAL AND RESERVES

 

Authorised 

 

Unlimited ordinary shares with £0.10 par value. As of 31 December 2019, there were 14,171,278 ordinary shares outstanding.

 

Escrow Shares

 

The Company has ordinary shares subject to trading restrictions and escrow which are to be released in tranches through 2021.  As at 31 December 2019, a total of 9,794,000 ordinary shares were subject to these escrow restrictions. 

 

Issued and Outstanding - Ordinary Shares

 

On 20 November 2019 the Company completed a consolidation of its Ordinary shares ("share consolidation") on the basis of one post-consolidation Ordinary share for every ten pre-consolidation Ordinary shares held (10-to-1). All references contained in these financial statements to issued and outstanding Ordinary shares, warrants, per share amounts, and exercise prices, have been retroactively restated to reflect the effect of the share consolidation.

 

During the period ended 31 December 2019 the Company issued ordinary shares as follows:

 

a)     In July 2019 the Company issued 307,993 units at a price of £1.00 per unit for gross proceeds of £307,993 with each unit consisting of one ordinary share and one half of a share purchase warrant. The par value of £0.10 per share totalling £30,799 was recorded to share capital and £277,194 was recorded to share premium. £175,493 of the proceeds was recorded prior to 30 June 2019 and was previously recorded as shares to be issued. Each full warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional ordinary share at a price of £2.00 per ordinary share for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance. If the price of the ordinary shares of the Company trade above £5.00 per share on a stock exchange for 10 consecutive days, the Company has the right to provide notice to accelerate the expiry of the warrants to 30 days after the notice is given.

 

b)    In July 2019 the Company issued 199,000 ordinary shares at a fair value of £1.00 each for services totalling £199,000.

 

13.          SHARE CAPITAL AND RESERVES (Continued)

 

Issued and Outstanding - Ordinary Shares (Continued)

 

c)     In August 2019, the Company issued 728,500 Ordinary Shares to raise £728,500 at a subscription price of £1.00 to which the subscribers also received half a warrant of which a whole warrant can be exercised in return for an Ordinary Share at a price of £2.00 per Ordinary Share for a period of two years from the date of issue. The Company maintains an election to accelerate the expiry of such warrants should the Company's shares trade at a price of £5.00 or more for a period of 10 days.

 

d)    In August 2019, the Company issued 810,000 Ordinary Shares to raise £81,000 at a subscription price of £0.10.

 

e)    In August 2019, the Company issued 67,500 Ordinary Shares to raise £40,500 at a subscription price of £0.60 to which the subscribers also received half a warrant of which a whole warrant can be exercised in return for an Ordinary Share at a price of £1.20 per Ordinary Share for a period of two years from the date of issue. The Company maintains an election to accelerate the expiry of such warrants should the Company's shares trade at a price of £3.00 or more for a period of 10 days.

 

During the period ended 31 December 2019 the Company issued ordinary shares as follows:

 

f)     In August 2019, the Company issued 62,681 Ordinary Shares to raise £62,681 at a subscription price of £1.00 to which the subscribers also received half a warrant of which a whole warrant can be exercised in return for an Ordinary Share at a price of £2.00 per Ordinary Share for a period of two years from the date of issue. The Company maintains an election to accelerate the expiry of such warrants should the Company's shares trade at a price of £5.00 or more for a period of 10 days.

 

g)     In September 2019 the Company issued 50,000 ordinary shares at a fair value of £1.00 each to Peter House Capital Ltd. for services totalling £50,000.

 

h)    In December 2019, the Company issued 81,468 Ordinary Shares to raise £81,468 at a subscription price of £1.00 to which the subscribers also received half a warrant of which a whole warrant can be exercised in return for an Ordinary Share at a price of £2.00 per Ordinary Share for a period of two years from the date of issue. The Company maintains an election to accelerate the expiry of such warrants should the Company's shares trade at a price of £5.00 or more for a period of 10 days.

 

During the period ended 30 June 2019 the Company issued ordinary shares as follows:

 

a)     In January 2019 the Company was incorporated with an issued share capital of £10 divided into 100 ordinary shares with a nominal value of £1.00.

 

b)    In June 2019 the Company issued 8,281,571 ordinary shares at a price of £0.10 per share for gross proceeds of £828,157.

 

c)     In June 2019 the Company issued 582,464 units at a price of £0.60 per unit for gross proceeds of £349,479 with each unit consisting of one ordinary share and one half of a share purchase warrant. The par value of £0.10 per share totalling £58,246 was recorded to share capital and £291,233 was recorded to share premium. Each full warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional ordinary share at a price of £1.20 per ordinary share for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance. If the price of the ordinary shares of the Company trade above £3.00 per share on a stock exchange for 10 consecutive days, the Company has the right to provide notice to accelerate the expiry of the warrants to 30 days after the notice is given.

 

d)    In accordance with a £1.00 unit offering a total £175,493 had been collected by the Company prior to closing.

 

13.          SHARE CAPITAL AND RESERVES (Continued)

 

Warrants

 

A summary of warrant activity is as follows:

Number of

Weighted Average Exercise

Warrants

Price £

Balance at 30 June 2019

Balance at 31 December 2019

The following table summarises warrants outstanding at 31 December 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expiry date

 

 

Number of

Weighted Average

Weighted Average Remaining Years

 Warrants

Exercise Price £

June 28, 2021

 

 

291,240

                                  1.20

                     1.49

July 19, 2021

 

 

153,999

                                  2.00

                     1.55

August 16, 2021

 

 

364,250

                                  2.00

                     1.63

August 27, 2021

 

 

33,750

                                  1.20

                     1.66

August 27, 2021

 

 

31,341

                                  2.00

                     1.66

September 12, 2020

 

 

55,199

                                  1.00

                     0.70

October 9, 2021

 

 

1,140,485

                                  1.50

                     1.78

October 9, 2021

 

 

10,400

                                  1.50

                     1.78

October 15, 2021

 

 

866,666

                                  1.50

                     1.79

October 28, 2021

 

 

331,403

                                  1.50

                     1.83

October 28, 2021

 

 

4,934

                                  1.50

                     1.83

November 21, 2021

 

 

40,734

                                  2.00

                     1.89

November 29, 2021

 

 

17,228

                                  1.50

                     1.92

November 29, 2021

 

 

563

                                  1.50

                     1.92

 

 

 

3,342,192

                                  1.54

                     1.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense recognized during the period of £23,044 related to 55,199 warrants granted to the Corporate Adviser upon listing on the AQSE Growth Market. The warrants were valued using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model using the following weighted average assumptions

 

31 December

 

 

2019

2.25%

2

75%

0%

Expected annualized volatility was determined using the historic volatility of established comparable publicly traded cannabis companies.
 

14.         RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Key management personnel

 

Key management personnel include those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Company as a whole. The Company has determined that key management personnel consist of executive and non-executive members of the Company's Board of Directors and corporate Officers and/or companies controlled by those individuals.

 

During the period ended 31 December 2019 the Company entered the following transactions with key management personnel.

 

·      Accrued 18,750 in Director and Officer salaries and service fees which are included in accrued liabilities.

 

15.          FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Fair value

 

Financial instruments measured at fair value are classified into one of three levels in the fair value hierarchy according to the relative reliability of the inputs used to estimate the fair values. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are:

 

•     Level 1 - Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

•     Level 2 - Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly; and

•     Level 3 - Inputs that are not based on observable market data.

 

Cash is carried at fair value using a level 1 fair value measurement. The recorded values of receivables, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair values due to their short-term to maturity.

Financial risk management

 

The Company's risk exposures and the impact on the Company's financial instruments are summarised below.

 

Credit risk

 

Credit risk is the risk of a potential loss to the Company if customer or third party to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations. The majority of the Company's credit exposure at 31 December 2019 is the carrying amount of cash. The Company does not have significant credit risk with respect to its customers. All cash and cash equivalents are placed with major UK financial institutions.

 

The Company provides credit to its customers in the normal course of business and has established credit evaluation and monitoring processes to mitigate credit risk.

 

Interest rate risk

 

The Company is exposed to interest rate risk to the extent that the cash maintained at the financial institutions is subject to a floating rate of interest. The interest rate risk on cash is not considered significant.

accrued liabilities, and current portion of loans payable which have contractual maturities within one year. The Company manages liquidity risk by reviewing its capital requirements on an ongoing basis.

 

15.          FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS (Continued)

 

Financial risk management (Continued)

 

Liquidity risk

 

The Company's approach to managing liquidity risk is to ensure that it will have sufficient liquidity to meet liabilities when due.  As at 31 December 2019, the Company's current financial liabilities consist of accounts payable and

Foreign currency risk

 

Foreign currency risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in foreign currency rates.  As at 31 December 2019 the Company had cash, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, denominated in Canadian dollars ("CAD"). A 10% fluctuation in the foreign exchange rate between the Pound Sterling and Canadian dollar would have an impact of approximately $15,000 on profit or loss for the period. The Company does not undertake currency hedging activities to mitigate its foreign currency risk.

16.          CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

The Company defines capital as equity. The Company manages its capital structure and makes adjustments in order to have the funds available to support its operating activities.

 

The Company's objective when managing capital is to safeguard the Company's ability to continue as a going concern to pursue the development of its business. The Company manages its capital structure and adjusts it in light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying assets. To maintain or adjust its capital structure, the Company may issue new equity instruments, new debt, or acquire and/or dispose of assets. As discussed in Note 1, the Company's ability to continue as a going concern is uncertain and dependent upon the continued financial support of its shareholders, future profitable operations, the lack of adverse political developments in the United Kingdom and Europe with respect to cannabis legislation, and securing additional financing.

 

Management reviews its capital management approach on an ongoing basis. There were no changes in the Company's approach to capital management during the periods presented. The Company is not subject to externally imposed capital requirement.

 

17.          INCOME TAX

 

Tax recognised in profit or loss:

31 December

 

2019

£

       7,473,831

No charge to taxation arises due to the losses incurred. The Company has tax losses of approximately £2,122,000 available to carry forward against future taxable profits. The deferred tax liability of £28,900 relates to temporary differenced arising in relation to tax credits of Love Hemp.

 

18.          SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Subsequent to 31 December 2019, the Company completed the following transaction:

 

a)     The Company entered unsecured loan agreements whereby approximately £243,000 was advanced to the Company with an interest rate of 5% per annum repayable on November 1, 2020.

 

b)    On 4 February 2020 the Company issued 69,630 Ordinary shares of £0.1 each for £1.10 per share for a total consideration of $100,000 USD in lieu of consulting fees.

 

c)     On 27 February 2020 the Company issued 2,550,000 options over Ordinary shares of £0.01 each, vesting 27 August 2020 and expiring 27 February 2025 with an exercise price of £1.28 to Directors, employees and consultants.

 

d)    On 27 February 2020 the Company issued 40,734 warrants vesting immediately and expiring 21 November 2021 with an exercise price of £2.00 subscribers of shares.

 

 


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