Annual Report (10-k)

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Annual Report (10-k)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

    ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

 

    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File No. 333-177786

 

REBEL GROUP, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Florida   45-3360079
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or   Organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

7500A Beach Road, Unit 12-313,
The Plaza Singapore 199591
  +6562941531
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)   (Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act:   None

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act:   None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes      No 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes      No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes      No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes      No 

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer (Do not check if a smaller reporting company) Smaller reporting company
  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes      No 

 

The aggregate market value of the voting common equity held by non-affiliates based upon the price at which Common Stock was last sold as of June 30, 2017, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, $2.25, was approximately $26,958,483.

 

As of April 16, 2018, the number of shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding was 45,653,868.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I    
Item 1. Business 1
Item 1A. Risk Factors 17
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments 25
Item 2. Properties 25
Item 3. Legal Proceedings 25
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure 25
     
PART II    
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities 26
Item 6. Selected Financial Data 30
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 31
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 34
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 34
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 35
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures 36
Item 9B. Other Information 38
     
PART III    
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance 38
Item 11. Executive Compensation 41
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters 42
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence 43
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services 44
     
PART IV    
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedule
SIGNATURES 48

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections. We may use words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “foresee,” “estimate” and variations of these words and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, are difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted. These risks and uncertainties include the following:

 

  The availability and adequacy of our cash flow to meet our requirements;
  Economic, competitive, demographic, business and other conditions in our local and regional markets;
  Changes or developments in laws, regulations or taxes in our industry;
  Actions taken or omitted to be taken by third parties including our suppliers and competitors, as well as legislative, regulatory, judicial and other governmental authorities;
  Competition in our industry;
  The loss of or failure to obtain any license or permit necessary or desirable in the operation of our business;
  Changes in our business strategy, capital improvements or development plans;
  The Company’s ability to devise and implement effective internal controls and procedures such that it can timely file reports required with the SEC;
  The availability of additional capital to support capital improvements and development; and
  Other risks identified in this report and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or the SEC.

 

This report should be read completely and with the understanding that actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. The forward looking statements included in this report are made as of the date of this report and should be evaluated with consideration of any changes occurring after the date of this Report. We will not update forward-looking statements even though our situation may change in the future and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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Use of Defined Terms

 

Except as otherwise indicated by the context, references in this Report to:

 

  The “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” are references to the combined business of (i) Rebel Group, Inc., a Florida corporation (“REBL”), (ii) Rebel Holdings Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of British Virgin Island and a wholly-owned subsidiary of REBL (“Rebel FC”); (iii) Pure Heart Entertainment Pte. Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel FC (“Pure Heart,”); (iv) SCA Capital Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of British Virgin Island and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel FC (“SCA Capital”). (v) Rebel Shanghai Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of China and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pure Heart (“Rebel Shanghai”); (vi) Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd, a company incorporated under the laws of China and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel Shanghai (“Quanyao”); (vii) Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co. Ltd, a company incorporated under the laws of China and a joint venture of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd where Quanyao holds 50% equity interest (“Leibo”).
  “MOXC” refers to Moxian China, Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada.
  “Moxian IP” refers to Moxian Intellectual Property Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Samoa and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel Group, Inc. immediately before the Company entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement with Moxian China, Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada.
  “U.S. dollar,” “$“and “US$” refer to the legal currency of the United States.
  “Singapore dollar” and “SGD” refer to the legal currency of Singapore.
  “Securities Act” refers to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
  “Exchange Act” refers to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

Introduction

 

Rebel Group, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Florida on September 13, 2011. Effective April 16, 2013, the Company changed its name from “First Social Networx Corp.” to “Moxian Group Holdings, Inc.” with “MOXG” as its trading symbol. Also, effective April 16, 2013, the Company increased the number of shares that it is authorized to issue to a total of 600,000,000 shares, including 500,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) and 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $.0001 per share. In addition, effective April 16, 2013, the Company effected a 20-for-1 forward stock split of its Common Stock, without changing the par value or the number of authorized shares of the Common Stock (the “Forward Split”).

 

On April 25, 2013, pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement, the Company completed a reverse acquisition of Moxian BVI and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Moxian HK, Moxian Shenzhen and Moxian Malaysia (the “Share Exchange Transaction”). The Company acquired the operating business of Moxian BVI and its subsidiaries and the Company ceased being a shell company as such term is defined under Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act. After the incorporation of the business of Moxian BVI, the Company changed its business to developing a social network platform that sought to integrate social media and business into one single platform.

 

On February 17, 2014, the Company incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Moxian Intellectual Property Limited, under the laws of Samoa (“Moxian IP”). On February 19, 2014, Moxian HK and Moxian Shenzhen entered into an Assignment and Assumption Agreement with Moxian IP, where Moxian HK and Moxian Shenzhen assigned and transferred all of the intellectual property rights that they respectively owned in connection with the Moxian business (the “IP Rights”) to Moxian IP in consideration of $1,000,000. As a result, the Company then owned and controlled such IP Rights through Moxian IP.

 

On February 19, 2014, the shareholders then holding a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company approved and authorized the Company to enter into a License and Acquisition Agreement (the “License and Acquisition Agreement”) with MOXC, pursuant to which the Company sold 100% of the equity interests of Moxian BVI together with its subsidiaries to Moxian CN Group Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOXC (“Moxian CN Samoa”) for $1,000,000. The License and Acquisition Agreement closed on February 21, 2014. As a result, Moxian BVI, together with its subsidiaries, Moxian HK, Moxian Shenzhen, and Moxian Malaysia, became the subsidiaries of MOXC.

 

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Under the License and Acquisition Agreement, the Company also agreed to grant MOXC the exclusive right to use the Company’s then held IP Rights in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and other countries and regions where the Company conduct business (the “Licensed Territory”) as well as the exclusive right to solicit, promote, distribute and sell Moxian products and services in the Licensed Territory for five years (the “License”). In exchange for such License, MOXC agreed to pay to the Company: (i) $1,000,000 as a license maintenance royalty each year commencing on the first anniversary of the date of the License and Acquisition Agreement and (ii) 3% of the gross profit resulting from distribution and sale of our products and services on behalf of the Company as an earned royalty. In addition, MOXC had the right to acquire the new IP Rights that are developed by the Company and sub-license such rights to a third party. MOXC was also under the obligation to develop the social media market of our products and services in the Licensed Territory. This agreement was subsequently terminated as noted later in the documents.

 

The Company sought to acquire a new business in the technology area and as a result, on July 23, 2014, the Company changed its name from “Moxian Group Holdings, Inc.” to “Inception Technology Group, Inc.” Also, effective July 23, 2014, the Company effected a 1-for-5 reverse split of its issued and outstanding Common Stock. However, no acquisition of a technology business was closed or consummated.

 

On December 5, 2014, the Company amended the Articles of Incorporation to change its corporate name from “Inception Technology Group, Inc.” to “Rebel Group, Inc.” and effectuated a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of its Common Stock, without changing the par value or the number of authorized shares of the Common Stock (the “Reverse Split”).

 

The business plan of the Company was originally to utilize a social network platform that integrated social media and business into one single platform to promote businesses of merchants and assist the targeted clients to find consumers online and bring them into real-world stores. Immediately after the completion of the Share Exchange Transaction and the Equity Transfer Transaction, as such terms are defined below, the Company discontinued its social media business and changed its business to producing dynamic Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) fighting events and promoting MMA fighting in China and Singapore.

 

Rebel Holdings Limited (Rebel FC), which utilizes the trade name of Rebel Fighting Championship, was incorporated on October 28, 2014 in the British Virgin Islands and engages in the business of hosting and promoting MMA events.

 

Pure Heart was incorporated under the laws of Singapore on August 24, 2000 under the name “Soo Kee Coffeeshop Pte. Ltd.” Effective November 27, 2002, it changed its name to “Asia Pacific Export International Pte Ltd.” It later changed its name from “Asia Pacific Export International Pte Ltd.” to “Pure Heart Entertainment Pte Ltd.” on June 7, 2013. As of October 30, 2014, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rebel FC. Pure Heart is an operating subsidiary of Rebel FC and is dedicated to hosting and promoting MMA events.

 

SCA Capital Limited, a British Virgin Islands company, was incorporated on January 7, 2011 and holds the intellectual property rights relating to the Rebel FC business. On October 28, 2014, SCA Capital became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel FC. 

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Share Exchange Transaction

 

On January 30, 2015, REBL, Rebel FC and the sole stockholder of Rebel FC who owned 100% of Rebel FC (the “Rebel FC Stockholder”) entered into and consummated transactions pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement (the “Share Exchange Agreement,” such transaction referred to as the “Share Exchange Transaction”), whereby the Company issued to the Rebel FC Stockholder 20,700,000 shares of its Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share, in exchange for 100% of the equity interests of Rebel FC held by the Rebel FC Stockholder. The shares of our Common Stock received by the Rebel FC Stockholder in the Share Exchange Transaction then constituted approximately 90% of our issued and outstanding Common Stock. As a result of the Share Exchange Transaction, Rebel FC, together with its subsidiaries, Pure Heart and SCA Capital, became REBL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

The Share Exchange Agreement contained representations and warranties by us, Rebel FC and the Rebel FC Stockholder which are customary for transactions of this type such as, with respect to the Company: organization, good standing and qualification to do business; capitalization; subsidiaries; authorization and validity of the transaction and transaction documents; consents being obtained or not required to consummate the transaction; no conflict or violation of Articles of Incorporation; with respect to Rebel FC: authorization; capitalization; and title to Rebel FC’s ordinary shares being exchanged, and with respect to Rebel FC Stockholder: authorization; no conflict or violation of law; investment purpose; reliance on exemption on the Company’s Common Stock to be exchanged; and transfer or resale pursuant to the Securities Act.

 

Our acquisition of Rebel FC and its subsidiaries pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement was accounted for as a reverse merger and recapitalization effected by a share exchange. Rebel FC was considered the acquirer for accounting and financial reporting purposes.

 

Equity Transfer Transaction

 

The Transaction

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Share Exchange Transaction, the Company entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement (the “Equity Transfer Agreement,” such transaction, the “Equity Transfer Transaction”) with MOXC, to sell, transfer, and convey 50,000 ordinary shares of Moxian IP, constituting 100% equity interests of Moxian IP for $6,782,000 (the “Moxian IP Transfer Price”). The Moxian IP Transfer Price for Moxian IP is based on an appraisal report, dated November 15, 2014, prepared by Grant Sherman Appraisal Limited, an independent appraiser.

 

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Termination of the License and Acquisition Agreement

 

As set forth above, on February 19, 2014, the Company and MOXC entered into a License and Acquisition Agreement, where the Company granted to MOXC the exclusive right to use the intellectual property rights owned by Moxian IP and in consideration of such license, MOXC agreed to pay (i) $1,000,000 as license maintenance royalty each year commencing on the first anniversary of the date of the License Agreement; and (ii) 3% of the gross profits resulting from the distribution and sale of the products and services on behalf of the Company as an earned royalty. Pursuant to the License and Acquisition Agreement, the Company also agreed to sell, assign, transfer, convey and deliver all of the equity interests of Moxian Group Limited, a corporation incorporated under the laws of British Virgin Islands to Moxian CN SAMOA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOXC, for the consideration of $1,000,000 (such transaction, the “Sale of Moxian BVI,” and the purchase price, the “Moxian BVI Transfer Price”). Immediately prior to the execution of the Equity Transfer Agreement, the Moxian BVI Transfer Price was not paid and no license maintenance royalty or earned royalty under the License and Acquisition Agreement had accrued.

 

Therefore, under the Equity Transfer Agreement, the Company and MOXC agreed to terminate the License and Acquisition Agreement so that the liabilities of MOXC and the rights of the Company thereunder, other than the Moxian BVI Transfer Price, were terminated.

 

Pursuant to the Equity Transfer Agreement, MOXC agreed to repay the Moxian IP Transfer Price and the Moxian BVI Transfer Price in the aggregate of $7,782,000 in the form of a convertible promissory note (the “Note”) issued by MOXC. The maturity date for the Note was October 30, 2015 with 1% interest per annum, and all sums due under this Note could be converted at the conversion price of $1.00 per share (“Conversion Price”) at the option of MOXC, if the volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of MOXC’s common stock for a period of thirty (30) trading days immediately prior to the date of conversion was higher than the Conversion Price. Under the Note, MOXC had a right of first refusal to purchase the shares issuable upon conversion at the price of 80% of the VWAP for 30 trading days immediately prior to the date of the proposed repurchase by MOXC.

 

On August 14, 2015, due to the VWAP of the MOXC Common Stock for 30 trading day prior to August 14, 2015 was higher than $1.00, which triggered the clause of conversion under the MOXC Note, MOXC notified us that it elected to convert the amount of $3,891,000 under the MOXC Note into 3,891,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock at the conversion price of $1.00 (the “August Conversion”). As a result of the August Conversion, the remainder amount of the MOXC Note was $3,891,000.

 

On September 30, 2015, MOXC notified us that it elected to convert the remainder of the MOXC Note, of $3,891,000 into 3,891,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock (the “September Conversion”). After the August Conversion and the September Conversion, consequently, all of the MOXC Note was converted in to the total of 7,782,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock with no amount of the MOXC Note outstanding.  On May 24, 2016, MOXC’s Board of Directors approved a reverse stock split of MOXC’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock, at a ratio of 1-for-2 (the “MOXC Reverse Stock Split”). The MOXC Reverse Stock Split was effective on June 20, 2016, and pursuant to the MOXC Reverse Stock Split, the Company’s shares in MOXC were reduced from 7,782,000 shares to 3,891,000 shares.

 

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Plan and Completion of Disposition

 

On January 30, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Company approved and submitted for approval of the Company’s shareholders with a majority of voting rights, a Plan of Disposition (“Plan of Disposition”). Under the Plan of Disposition, the Company proposed to distribute the proceeds resulting from the Equity Transfer Transaction and Sale of Moxian BVI, within one year from the date of the Equity Transfer Transaction, to the shareholders as of January 29, 2015, on a pro-rata basis except for Rebel FC Stockholder, who agreed to waive such proceeds. On January 30, 2015, the Company’s shareholders with a majority of voting rights approved the Plan of Disposition. No additional vote of the Company’s shareholders was required or sought in connection with the Plan of Disposition, and the Company’s record shareholders had no appraisal rights in connection with the proposed transactions under the Plan of Disposition.  The Plan of Disposition was not completed within the planned one year period, and was delayed due to MOXC’s then proposed underwritten offering and exchange listing. On May 24, 2016, due to the MOXC Reverse Stock Split, effective on June 20, 2016, the Company’s shares in MOXC were reduced from 7,782,000 shares to 3,891,000 shares. The Company is in the process of preparing and approving a revised Plan of Disposition, which takes into account that the Company currently holds 3,891,000 shares of MOXC which are currently valued at $11,634,090 and pursuant to which the Company plans to distribute, as a dividend, the 3,891,000 MOXC shares to the Company’s shareholders as of January 29, 2015, on a pro-rata basis, that would have been entitled to share in the proceeds of the sale of the MOXC shares by the Company under the original Plan of Disposition, if the Company had consummated such sale. The common stock of MOXC is currently quoted on the Nasdaq under the symbol MOXC at a price of $3.70 per share as of April 13, 2018.

  

On January 30, 2015, we completed the acquisition of Rebel FC pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement. The acquisition was accounted for as a reverse merger and recapitalization effected by a Share Exchange Transaction. Rebel FC was considered the acquirer for accounting and financial reporting purposes.

 

Also on January 30, 2015, we transferred 100% equity interests of Moxian IP to MOXC pursuant to the Equity Transfer Agreement. As a result of the Equity Transfer Transaction, Moxian IP ceased to be our subsidiary, and the Company changed its business from licensing intellectual property rights relating to a social network to organizing and promoting MMA fighting events in Asia.

 

Recent Developments

 

On October 1, 2017, the Company and Pure Heart Entertainment Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore (“Pure Heart”) entered into a Share Transfer Agreement (the “Share Transfer”) with Naixin Qi, an individual (the “Shareholder”), the sole shareholder of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd, a company organized under the laws of PRC (the “Target Company” or “Quanyao”).

 

Pursuant to the Transfer Agreement, Pure Heart, through a wholly foreign owned entity (the “WOFE”) Rebel Shanghai Limited (“Rebel Shanghai”), incorporated under the laws of PRC on June 21, 2017, agreed to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity interests (the “Equity Stake”) of the Target Company from the Shareholder with the purchase price valued at approximately $7,000,000 consisting of the following: (i) the forgiveness of debt owed by the Target Company to Pure Heart as of October 1, 2017, in the amount of approximately $2,825,000 (the “Forgiven Debts”) and (ii) 12,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the common stock of the Company, par value $.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) (together the “Purchase Price”). The purchase price was based on valuation report by an independent appraisal firm.

 

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The Transfer Agreement was executed on November 21, 2017 and Quanyao officially became wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel Shanghai.

 

Quanyao is a company which was established under the laws of PRC on December 4, 2014. It organizes, promotes and hosts MMA events in China. Quanyao holds 50% equity of Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co. Ltd. (“Leibo”), a company incorporated under the laws of PRC on January 8, 2015 which also organizes, promotes and hosts MMA events.

 

Quanyao and Leibo together held 4 events in China between 2015 to 2017 under the Rebel brand in accordance with Cooperation Agreement with Pure Heart. 

 

The following diagram sets forth the structure of the Company as of the date of this Report:

 

 

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Our website address is  http://www.rebelfightingchampionship.com/en/ .  Information contained on our web site is not part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K or our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

 

Overview of Our Business

 

The Company, through its subsidiaries, organizes promotes and hosts MMA events featuring top level athletic talent and delivering top quality events centered around Chinese fighters and fans. With assistance from contracted production crews, the Company produces and distributes, through the internet and social media, and sells the rights to distribute to television stations, videos of its MMA events.

 

The Company seeks to promote MMA in China through hosting top quality matches, live TV broadcast and inspiring reality series that attract talented fighters from all over the world. MMA is unarmed combat involving the use of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of martial arts, including, without limitation, grappling, submission holds, kicking and striking. The styles of martial arts range from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, Taekwondo, Sanshou and various other forms of martial arts. Unlike boxing, where athletes can only strike with their fists and only above the belt, the fighters in MMA can use punches, kicks, elbows, knee strikes, takedowns and submissions to win a contest.

 

Production of the Company’s MMA events usually involves obtaining sponsorships, signing up fighters, securing event venues, setting up event venues, marketing its events and producing event videos. The Com p any’s events are broadcast through top sporting entertainment stations, while also focusing on utilizing online platforms for internet streaming in order to reach audiences. There are also pre-event shows at its live events, which include music performances and fighters’ interviews and documentaries. .

 

In addition to television broadcasting, the Company plans to attract pay-per-view (“PPV”) audiences. The Company believes that the PPV model can be deployed in China in 2019 with support from selected service providers to enable paid online streaming of the Company’s MMA events. Currently the Company is still in negotiation with service providers for PPV.

 

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Our Events

 

The Company hosts live events in which highly skilled fighters from different martial arts backgrounds compete at different weight classes. We also integrate the introduction of background information and stories of the athletes into the broadcasting of fighting events.

 

The Company selects fighters with a distinguished career for a planned event. After a careful selection process, we market our MMA events by posting on social media or broadcasting through TV channels, social media platforms, video journals and interviews of the fighters.

 

The Company has successfully hosted six events to date.

 

The Company successfully held two events in 2017. On August 12, 2017, an event titled Battle Royal: Quest for Glory was held at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai together with Quanyao. On September 2, 2017, the Company held another event titled China vs. The World at Shenzhen Stadium in Shenzhen together with Quanyao. Shenzhen event was broadcast live on Qingdao TV and several major social media platforms. For the two events in year 2017, Quanyao paid Pure Heart USD$200,000 per event for royalty and management fee in accordance with 2017 Cooperation Agreement.

 

The Company plans to hold eight events in 2018 with two in Shanghai, two in Guangzhou, two in Shenzhen, and two in Beijing. The first event in 2018 will be held on April 29, 2018 at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai. Events in 2018 will be broadcast live by Guangdong Sports TV, and other satellite TV stations and social media platforms where negotiations are ongoing. However, there can be no assurance that such events will occur, or even if they do occur there can be no guarantee that such events will be successful or profitable.

 

Rules of MMA

 

There is no official or non-official organization or association governing the MMA industry. However, different promoters have agreed that their MMA fighting events would abide by the Unified Rules of MMA, adopted by all state athletic commissions in the United States as well as many other promoting organizations under various jurisdictions worldwide.

 

One of the basic rules of MMA is that fighters shall not fight against another fighter of a different weight class. Another rule is that fights should be held in a ring or in a fenced area. Such ring or fenced area has to meet specific requirements.

 

The Company’s events follow the Unified Rules of MMA.

 

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Fighters

 

An important element to a successful MMA event is to identify and retain suitable fighters. Prior to organizing our events, we reach out to managers of fighters in the MMA industry in search of suitable fighters for our upcoming events. We then negotiates and enters into our standard contracts with fighters. Fighters, in addition to combatting in our events, are also required to participate in our press conferences, interviews and documentaries and, from time to time, to appear on our sponsors’ commercials. In order to attract fans and media from both international and local markets, we specifically select fighters with distinguished careers, memorable personalities, and exciting fighting styles.

 

Development Plan  

 

The Company plans to hold eight events in China in 2018. The Company plans to broadcast an episodic reality show aimed towards mainstream Chinese TV, which it hopes to launch in 2018. However there can be no assurance that such events will occur, or even if they do occur there can be no guarantee that such events will be successful or profitable.

 

Planned Activities

 

REBEL Reality Show

 

We plan to unveil in 2018 a new addition to our televised content by expanding the REBEL brand beyond the traditional sports market and into mainstream television through a 12 episode reality TV series, which we hope to air across major Chinese networks. We hope that this show will serve to cross over to mainstream fans by linking stars built over the course of a season of reality TV to REBEL live events, effectively introducing a much larger audience to our core product. We hope that the show will also serve the purpose of continuing the brand narrative, increasing awareness for live events, educating the average viewer on the dynamics and intrigue of Mixed Martial Arts, and serving as a platform to market company merchandise to a wide audience.

 

Revenues

 

Currently, the Company’s revenues come from the following sources:

 

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Ticket Sales

 

The Company hosts live MMA fighting events in stadiums and sells tickets to audiences that attend the live events. Tickets are priced at different levels, ranging from $26 to $273, based on seating locations and availability of complimentary services, such as complimentary drinks and food, free t-shirts, etc. In addition to ticket sales, we also sell merchandise, such as gloves, T-shirt, to our audience at the live events.

 

On August 12, 2017, the Company held an event at titled Battle Royal: Quest for Glory at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai together with Quanyao. On September 2, 2017, the Company held another event titled China vs. the World at Shenzhen Stadium in Shenzhen together with Quanyao. For the two events in year 2017, Quanyao paid Pure Heart USD$200,000 per event for royalty and management fee in accordance with 2017 Cooperation Agreement.

 

Central to the success of the Company’s live events is our ability to sell tickets in the most efficient and effective method possible. Due to the nature of the international combat sports market and the events production market in general, we rely on a variety of ticketing agents to assist us in distributing tickets through their extensive personal databases. These agents will vary depending on the chosen event venue and other pre-event stipulations. Through the combination of reliable agents and our own streamlined marketing systems we believe it will be possible to maintain a successful online ticket distribution presence for each live event in China.

 

The Company plans to hold eight events in 2018 in China and plans to charge between RMB 180 to 1,880 (US $26 to US $273) for tickets to these planned events, with the final price to be determined based on the location of the event. The first event in 2018 will be held on April 29, 2018 at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai. However, there can be no assurance that such events will occur, or even if they do occur there can be no guarantee that such events will be successful or profitable.

 

Sponsorship

 

Sponsorship to our events is in forms of cash, provision of event venues, equipment and marketing campaign services. Our business model is to obtain sponsorships that are sufficient to cover the costs of hosting an event prior to incurring substantial costs for organizing an event. In consideration of the provided sponsorship, our sponsors have exposure in our promotional campaigns in connection with our events, including printing sponsors’ names and logos on banners and posters at our events, offering sponsors’ products to the audience at our events, allowing sponsors’ advertisements on our pre-event shows, on our social media pages as well as our website and allowing fighters to feature in sponsors’ commercials. We work with the sponsors to customize the promotional methods to achieve the sponsors’ marketing goals. For each event, we target to obtain at least 10 sponsors. We are also seeking to obtain sponsors for our planned reality show.

 

TV Distribution

 

Rebel FC has staff and personnel with the ability to create and produce its live events and sell the rights to broadcast its events to television stations in Singapore and China. We intend to distribute our event programs internationally through television distribution agents for a more stable stream of income. In addition to the broadcast of our live shows and other aired pre-fight footage, we will also look to secure broadcasting rights for other viable related programming such as the Rebel FC Reality TV Show that we hope will appeal to a larger fan base and can be used to integrate new fans into our live product.

 

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Pay-Per-View

 

Pay-per-view (“PPV”) is a type of pay television and online service by which a subscriber can purchase events to view via private telecast or online. The PPV model is a model whereby we can broadcast live events on cooperating television stations. Audiences can pay to watch the live events on their televisions, laptops or handphones instead of going to a stadium. In China or South East Asia, PPV is relatively new and still in development, but we believe the success of PPV model in the U.S. can be achieved in Asia as well. Rebel FC plans to implement the PPV model for its live MMA events in 2019. We plan to charge $5 to $10 for each PPV event that the audience watches through PPV in China.

 

MMA Event Expenses

 

The promotion and organization of MMA events require various types of expenses, a majority of which consist of production, marketing promotion and payments to fighters. Another significant cost is venue rental fee. Other expenses and costs incurred in connection with our events include equipment rentals, and staff compensation.

 

Audience

 

A majority of the audiences that attended our events were male, with ages ranging from 18 to 35. Thus, this group is our targeted audience. We also have targeted marketing and sales for our events to college graduates who had watched sports television programs in the past 12 months and/or had participated in sports-oriented activities in the past 12 months. The secondary target would consist of males between 35- 45 years old and females between 18-34 years old. The gender mix would be 70% male and 30% female.

 

We believe that our targeted audience appeals to a wide array of advertising and sponsorship verticals (automotive, food and beverage, sports products, consumer electronics, consumer products), therefore enabling advertisers and sponsors to establish brand awareness and loyalty through our events.

 

Marketing Strategy

 

Marketing is essential to the Company’s operations and business. Brand awareness and engagement of our fans and general audience are key considerations in our marketing strategy. We utilize marketing and PR activities to reach out to our target audience and the mass media, including open workouts, road shows, weigh-ins and press-conferences. We also advertise our events on billboards, banners, television ads, bus stop advertisements and online advertisements. The Company also has a marketing and public relations department, which is dedicated to contacting television media and other news agencies, hosting press conferences and ensuring sufficient publicity of our events in social media and other traditional media.

 

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With a focus on customer awareness and creative branding, the Company seeks to use social media to develop intensive marketing campaigns designed to attract both seasoned and new fans of combat sports. Rebel FC’s marketing strategy aims to drive traffic and audience growth through working with social media, public relations firms, strategic partnerships with television stations and sponsors, and advertising agencies. For instance, we held press conferences for MMA fans and the media to attend at all our events. We also work with gyms and fighting associations to promote our brand to their members and attract members to attend our events.

 

We believe that Rebel FC is distinguished from other MMA promotion companies in a way that we promote our events and fighters with vivid life stories of fighters, which highlight their passion for MMA. We believe that the behind-the-scene stories may attract audiences by showing how fighters grow their strength and brevity for the sports. Prior to a live event, we arrange face-to-face interactive sessions between fighters and audiences who are fans and supporters of these fighters. We believe this promotional method may allow us to communicate with the audiences and attract their attention to Rebel FC and eventually stimulate their desire to watch our events live or on other available media. During the events, we also broadcast the stories of athletes to provide deeper understanding of our audience about the fighters’ lives.

 

Although Mixed Martial Arts is still a growing industry, we believe our brand differentiates itself from other international combat sports organizations by combining entertainment and narrative to create an experience that we believe goes beyond the traditional sports experience. Using local athletes on dynamic televised live events until the public is acquainted with their personality, style, and back-story, we expect our fighters to become recognizable, not only inside the ring, but also outside it, serving as brand ambassadors for Rebel FC, our sponsors, and presenting a positive image of mixed martial arts to our fan-base and mainstream audiences.

 

Market Opportunities

 

According to IBIS World’s Martial Arts Studios market research report in November 2017, the total market size is $4 billion for mixed martial arts revenue worldwide. The industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years. ( http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/martial-arts-studios.html ). A robust economic recovery is expected to endow consumers with higher disposable income levels, enabling them to spend more money on martial arts instruction, particularly costly private lessons. Rising popularity of mixed martial arts will continue to drive demand for the industry.

 

There are regular MMA events hosted in the Asia Pacific region by established fight promoters. Despite being a relatively new promoter, the Company sees the opportunity for the growth of MMA in the Asian sports market, especially the untapped market in China. China has been reported to be a potentially significant market for the MMA industry (http://www.businessinsider.com/mixed-martial-arts-is-becoming-popular-in-rural-china-and-ufc-is-looking-to-capitalize-2014-8).

 

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By 2020, the China’s sports industry market is expected to be worth RMB three trillion (USD434.4 billion), and around RMB five trillion by 2025 – as the Central Government throws its weight behind sport as a mainstay of both society and of the Chinese economy (http://www.atimes.com/article/chinas-vast-mma-potential-prompts-drawing-battle-lines/).

 

According to the Mailman Group in China, MMA has the largest number of references on Chinese social media, outnumbering other traditional sports, such as basket balls and footballs.

 

In addition, with the growing use of PPV in China, online video streaming sites such as Baidu and Tencent have millions of users using their App for streaming of shows. The Company is currently working with streaming platforms to market our shows, making our events available to a large population in China (http://www.boxinginsider.com/headlines/chinese-pay-per-view-could-open-up-new-vistas-with-pacquiao-bout/”).

 

Competition

 

The main players in the MMA industry include: i) Ultimate Fighting Championship (“UFC”), which has its focus on the U.S. market, ii) ONE Fighting Championship (“OFC”), which is based in Singapore and targets the Asia market and iii) Kunlun Fight, a fighting club located in China which broadcasts its events over the Chinese television channels. Despite the fact that our competitors are well established and have more funds available for marketing and producing their events than us, and are more reputable among the audiences in MMA, we are concentrating on the untapped combat sports market of China where we believe we have the resource and experience to penetrate the market and grow our business there. We seek to engage high quality producers to produce quality videos of our events. These produced videos are to be broadcasted on the internet and be shared on the social media. We believe this will allow us to expand our market shares in existing social media mediums. During the fights, we have our audience to engage with our commentators through social media. This interactive method has been used by other sports media and is assisting brands to gain a traction and proven growth record of new likes and awareness.

 

Employees

 

We maintain a specialized and experienced team consisting of 25 full time members based in China who are capable of leading temporary out-sourced personnel on a per event basis. We also have contract personnel for our television and live event productions.

 

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Key Employees

 

Senior Project Manager – David Zhang

 

Mr. David Zhang has more than a decade of event management experience for well-known brands such as Nike, Chivas, Ballantine, Clarins, Etam, Swarovski, Sanofi and Mercedes Benz, with Publicis Events China. He was responsible for creating event concept proposals per client’s brief.

 

Head of Affiliate and Media Sales – Sophia Ke

 

Ms. Sophia Ke is a seasoned sales professional with strong account management experience in the publishing and media industries. Previously Account Director for CNBC China, she helped local and government clients access the global market via CNBC’s platform.

 

Head of Marketing – Ellen Li

 

Ms. Ellen Li brings with her over two decades of marketing experience in the FMCG industry for established foreign and local companies based in China. She has managed well-known brands such as Clorox, GZ Masson Group, Heinz and Tate & Lyle.

 

Head of Sponsorships – Sam Kwan

 

Mr. Sam Kwan has worked for major companies such as Li & Fung, Grand and lately, with Mailman in business development and account management for companies such as Heineken APB, Starbucks, Tesco, Acer, China Telecom, LVMH, AC Milan, UFC, Nike and high profile clients such as Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor.

 

Media Manager – Raymond Rong

 

Mr. Raymond Rong spent 6 years in Hupu, working in a well-known sports media agency with a track record of managing an impressive number of in house and external clients such as the ICC, NFL, 50 SuperBowl, NBA and Manchester City FC. He specializes in managing business development and advertising sales.

 

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Intellectual Property

 

The following are the intellectual property rights that the Company owns, the details are set forth in the following table:

 

Mark   Country of Registration   Application Number   Class   Duration   Current Owner
                     
  Singapore    T131264IZ   41  

Set to expire in 2023

  SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036465 28     Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036464   32   Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036461   41   Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036463   35   Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   18720895   41   Set to expire in 2027   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   18720894   41   Set to expire in 2027   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   18951853   25   Set to expire in 2027   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   18720893   28   Set to expire in 2027   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036466   41   Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited
                     
  China   16036467   41   Set to expire in 2026   SCA Capital Limited

 

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Compliance with Government Regulation

 

People’s Republic of China

 

In order to organize and host a live event in China, we need to obtain a license from the local Police Department in China. We also need to comply with the rules and regulations required by the State of Administration Radio Film and Television.

 

Available Information

 

The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to reports filed pursuant to Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company is subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange Act and files or furnishes reports, proxy statements, and other information with the SEC. Such reports and other information filed by the Company with the SEC are available via the Company’s website at http://www.rebelfightingchampionship.com/en/ when such reports are available on the SEC’s website. The public may read and copy any materials filed by the Company with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Room 1580, Washington, D.C.  20549.  The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC at www.sec.gov. The contents of these websites are not incorporated into this filing. Further, the Company’s references to the URLs for these websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.

 

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Principal Executive Offices

 

Our principal executive office is located at 7500A Beach Road, Unit 12-313, The Plaza, Singapore 199591.  Our principal telephone number at such location is +6562941531.

 

Research and Development

 

During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company incurred research and development costs of $0 and $0, respectively. 

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Risk Factors Related to the Business

 

The Company’s planned events for 2018 may not occur as planned, or even if they do occur, there can be no assurance that they will be successful or profitable.

 

The Company plans to hold eight events in 2018 with two in Shanghai, two in Guangzhou, two in Shenzhen and two in Beijing. The first event will be held on April 29, 2018 at Kerry Hotel in Shanghai. However there can be no assurance that such events will occur, or even if they do occur there can be no guarantee that such events will be successful or profitable.

 

We may not be able to develop content to capture audiences or a market share.

 

The creation, marketing and distribution of our live entertainment are the core of our business. The production of compelling live content is critical to our ability to generate revenues across our media platforms. Our failure to continue to create popular live events and televised programming would likely lead to a decline the attendance at our live events and our audience to the TV shows, which would adversely affect our results of operations.

 

We may not be able to retain or recruit outstanding fighters for our events.

 

Our success is largely dependent on our ability to recruit and retain renowned fighters to fight in our event. We cannot assure you that we will be able to continue to identify and retain well known, popular or top fighters in the future. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that we are able to retain existing fighters during the term of their contract. Our failure to retain and identify fighters could affect our event attendance and TV viewership and therefore, our results of operations.

 

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It is difficult to generate and maintain audience’s interest in our fighters .

 

Part of our business is to the creation of storylines based on fighters’ background. We cannot guarantee that we can always create appealing storylines for the fighters to capture MMA fans’ interest in attending our events or watching them on television. This could lead to a lack of viewership and may adversely affect our results of operations.

 

We may become subject to new legislation or regulations governing MMA fighting.

 

While the mixed martial arts sector is currently regulated by the Singapore or PRC governments, hosting MMA events requires certain permits and licenses. In addition, MMA continues to draw attention of governments which may result in new legislation and rules. We cannot make any assurances that we will be able to comply with new legislation or rules or that such compliance would not be too expensive for us. Failure to comply may lead to a total stop of our operations and prohibit us from continuing our business.

 

We may not be able to secure contracts with video streaming sites for our Pay-per-view business.

 

Part of our growth strategy is to start delivering our shows by streaming them through Pay-Per-View (“PPV”) channels and over the internet. There can be no assurance that we will secure licensing contracts with PPV providers or televisions stations that offer PPV. Our inability to secure PPV would negatively impact our growth prospects and result of operations.

 

We may not be able to secure event venues .

 

We cannot provide any assurance that we will be able to book event venues at ideal locations to attract audiences to patronize to our events. Our ability to book venues is subject to other events in the area and the price we can afford to pay. This could adversely affect our event hosting abilities and thus our ability to generate revenues and operate our business.

 

We may encounter media censorship in overseas markets.

 

Our content may be censored in countries such as China due to the inherent violence involved in MMA fighting. Such censorship would not allow us to televise events or sell PPV viewings and may adversely affect our results of operations. In addition, changes in the policies of the Chinese government, for instance, could have a significant impact on our business. We may also be prohibited from promoting or conducting our live fighting events in the country. The inability to do so over an extended period of time could adversely affect our profitability and results of operations.

 

We may not be able to secure sufficient sponsorship.

 

Sponsorship is essential to our revenue and business model. We usually obtain sufficient sponsorship prior to organizing a live event. However, we cannot make any assurance that we will be able secure adequate sponsorship for each of our events. Ticket and PPV sales are only parts of our revenue model and sponsorships are critical to making an event profitable. Our inability to secure sufficient sponsorships for each event could adversely affect our results of operations.

 

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We may not be able to secure television stations to broadcast our shows.

 

In addition to hosting live events, part of our intended revenue stream is to come from TV distribution. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find TV channels to broadcast our events. Our ability to secure the airtime of our events on TV is affected by various factors, among other things, whether a TV station requires payment from the Company for the broadcasting, whether there is an available slot for the Company’s event and whether there is any censorship on events with violent content. In addition, if no TV station is willing to broadcast our events, our events and our brand will not have sufficient publicity in the media; therefore, it may negatively impact the sale of our future events. Thus, the failure to sell the rights to broadcast our events to TV stations would adversely affect our performance and growth.

 

We depend on the services of key executives, the loss of whom could materially harm our business and our strategic direction.

 

Our future success significantly depends on the continued service and performance of our key management personnel. Our growth direction is largely dependent on Mr. Aan Yee Leong Justin and Mr. Khian Kiee Leong. The loss of the services by Messrs. Aan Yee Leong and Khian Kiee Leong due to unexpected reasons could have a material adverse effect on our ability to create creative and enticing shows which could adversely affect our operating results and market our events as well as our business prospects. We cannot assure that Messrs. Leong and Leong’s services will continue to be available to us. We depend on the services of these key executives, the loss of whom could materially harm our business and our strategic direction.

 

We may face disruptions of the systems and equipment utilized in our live events.

 

We rely largely on outside contractors to supply us with the sound and lighting equipment for our live events. Although the Company inspects such equipment upon delivery from the contractors prior to an event, we cannot guarantee if such equipment may function without disruptions in the live event. In the event the provided equipment or system malfunctions at a live event, it will result in disruption of the progression of our event and may have a negative impact on the Company’s reputation. This would also affect our ability to retain audience and would affect our future events in the MMA market.

 

We may face pressure from parental, government, or other groups to stop our operations.

 

Our live events are considered violent and usually rated as Parental Guidance required. Due to the inherent violence involved in MMA, we may face pressure from nonprofit organizations or parental groups to prohibit events to be held, marketed or broadcast in countries which we currently operate in or plan to expand to. This could negatively impact our ability to market our brand, reduce the number of sponsorships that we may obtain and adversely affect our revenue from live event ticket sales and TV broadcasting.

 

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Our expansion into new markets may present increased risks due to our unfamiliarity with the local markets.

 

We intend to expand our business further into China where we have little experience. This market may have different cultures, competitive conditions, consumer tastes and discretionary spending patterns than our existing market, which may cause our expansion to be less successful than our Singapore business. In addition, our advertising program may not be successful in generating brand awareness in China, and the lack of market awareness of the brand of Rebel Fighting Championship can pose an additional risk in expanding into new markets. 

 

Our quarterly results of operations are subject to fluctuations due to the timing of our event hosting.

 

The timing of our events may result in significant fluctuations in our quarterly performance. We typically incur most cash costs for an event within the third month immediately preceding, and the month of the event. Due to these substantial up-front financial requirements to recruit fighters, rent venues, advertise as well as other costs to prepare for the events, the quarterly results of our financials may incur significant expense and vary from quarter to quarter.

 

We may not be able to maintain profitability.

 

Maintaining profitability depends upon numerous factors, including our ability to generate increased revenues and our ability to control expenses. We may incur significant losses in the future for a number of reasons, including the other risks described in this filing and our ongoing depreciation and amortization expense, and we may encounter unforeseen expenses, difficulties, complications, delays and other unknown events. Accordingly, we can make no assurances that we will be able to achieve, sustain or increase profitability in the future.

 

We may not be able to obtain and maintain licenses and permits necessary for our operation, in compliance with laws, regulations and other requirements, which could adversely affect our business, results of operations or financial condition.

 

We are subject to various laws and regulations in the countries we operate that will be affecting our business. If we fail to comply with such laws and regulations, we may be subject to various sanctions and/or penalties and fines or may be required to cease operations until we achieve compliance, which could have an adverse effect on our business and our financial results.

 

Customer complaints or litigation on behalf of our customers may adversely affect our business, results of operations or financial condition.

 

Our business may be adversely affected by legal or governmental proceedings brought by or on behalf of our customers. In recent years, some combat sports companies have been subject to lawsuits, including class action lawsuits, alleging violations of law regarding the brutal nature of the fights. We are also subject to a variety of other claims in the ordinary course of business, including injury of the fighters. These legal proceedings may adversely affect our operation results and profitability.

 

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We have a limited history of operating as a promoter for MMA events.

 

We are a development stage company formed in the last 5 years, to carry out the MMA events and thus have a limited operating history. We started our business in June of 2013 and to date we have only held six MMA events total in Singapore and China. Thus, we have limited experience in promoting the MMA events. We expect that our results of operations may also fluctuate significantly in the future as a result of a variety of market factors, including, among others, the dominance of other companies which has long-term history and experience in the area of MMA, the entry of new competitors into the MMA business, our ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel, the initiation, renewal or expiration of our customer base, pricing changes by the company or its competitors, specific economic conditions in the MMA business and general economic conditions. Accordingly, our future revenue and operating results are difficult to forecast.

 

There are established competitors in the MMA market. The Company may not be able to survive the fierce competition.

 

The industry is competitive and highly fragmented, with established brand awareness of our competitors such as Ultimate Fighting Championship and One Fighting Championship. We compete with these well-known companies as well as other MMA organizations which may affect our ability to thrive in the MMA industry. Many of our current and potential competitors have longer operating histories, larger customer bases, greater brand recognition and significantly greater financial, marketing, technical, management and other resources than we do. We expect that competition will be intensified in the future as the MMA sports continue to grow worldwide. Increased competition may result in reduced operating margins, reduced profitability, loss of market share and diminished brand recognition.

 

Failure of us to adequately protect our intellectual property could injure the value of our brand.

 

Our business is dependent on successful marketing and promotion of our branded events, therefore protecting our brand from intellectual property infringement (such as counterfeiting our branded products and other unauthorized uses of our trademark) is important. Although we will enforce our intellectual property rights, it may not be possible for us to detect all instances of brand infringement. Additionally, where instances of brand infringement are detected, we cannot guarantee that such instances will be prevented as there may be legal or factual circumstances that give rise to uncertainty as to the validity, scope and enforceability of our intellectual property rights. Infringement of our trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights by others could have an adverse effect on our brand and hence affect our income.

 

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Economic downturns may lead to less disposable income of our potential audience, resulting in smaller audiences of our events. An economic recession may also result in less sponsorship for our events.

 

An economic downturn or adverse conditions in the global markets may negatively affect our earnings. Attendance of our events and purchases for viewing of our shows may depend in part on the actual or perceived personal disposable income of our potential audiences. Our revenue is also dependent on marketing budgets of our sponsors. These commercial contract payments are contingent upon the expenditures of businesses across a wide range of industries, which industries may cut costs in response to any economic downturn.

 

Risk Factors Related to Our Common Stock

   

Our shares of common stock are subject to penny stock regulation.  Because our common stock is penny stock, holders of our common stock may find it difficult or may be unable to sell their shares.

 

The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker/dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks.  Penny stocks generally are 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 system).  The penny stock rules require a broker/dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from the rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC that provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market.  The broker/dealer also must provide the customer with bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker/dealer, and its salesperson in the transaction, and 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 such rules, the broker/dealer must make a special written determination that a penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction.  These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in any secondary market for a stock that becomes subject to the penny stock rules, and accordingly, holders of our common stock may find it difficult or may be unable to sell their shares.

 

Our stock price may be volatile and you may not be able to resell your shares at or above the price you paid.   In addition, volatility in the price of our common stock may subject us to securities litigation resulting in substantial costs and liabilities and diverting management’s attention and resources.

 

The market price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile and could fluctuate widely in price in response to various factors, many of which are beyond our control, including the following:

 

  our ability to execute our business plan;
  changes in our industry;

 

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  competitive pricing pressures;
  our ability to obtain working capital financing;
  additions or departures of key personnel;
  limited “public float” in the hands of a small number of persons whose sales or lack of sales could result in positive or negative pricing pressure on the market price for our common stock;
  sales of our common stock;
  operating results that fall below expectations;
  regulatory developments;
  economic and other external factors;
  period-to-period fluctuations in our financial results;
  our inability to develop or acquire new or needed technologies;
  the public’s response to press releases or other public announcements by us or third parties, including filings with the SEC;
  changes in financial estimates or ratings by any securities analysts who follow our common stock, our failure to meet these estimates or failure of those analysts to initiate or maintain coverage of our common stock;
  the development and sustainability of an active trading market for our common stock; and
  any future sales of our common stock by our officers, directors and significant stockholders.

 

FINRA sales practice requirements may also limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules described above, FINRA has adopted Rule 2111 that requires a broker-dealer to have reasonable grounds for believing that an investment is suitable for a customer before recommending the investment.  Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information.  Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers.  The FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit your ability to buy and sell our stock and have an adverse effect on the market for our shares.

 

Because we are a small company with a limited operating history, stockholders may find it difficult to sell their common stock in the public markets.

 

Our common stock is currently traded on the OTC Markets OTCQB under the symbol “REBL.”  The number of persons interested in purchasing our common stock at or near bid prices at any given time may be relatively small. This situation is attributable to a number of factors, including the fact that we are a small company which is still relatively unknown to stock analysts, stock brokers, institutional investors, and others in the investment community that generate or influence sales volume, and that even if we came to the attention of such persons, they tend to be risk-averse and would be reluctant to follow an unproven company such as ours or purchase or recommend the purchase of our common stock until such time as we became more viable.  Additionally, many brokerage firms may not be willing to effect transactions in our securities.  As a consequence, there may be periods of several days or more when trading activity in our common stock is minimal or non-existent, as compared to a seasoned issuer which has a large and steady volume of trading activity that will generally support continuous sales without an adverse effect on the stock price.  We cannot give you any assurance that an active public trading market for our common stock will develop or be sustained, or that trading levels will be sustained.

 

Future issuances of our preferred stock could dilute the voting and other rights of holders of our common stock.

 

Our board of directors has the authority to issue shares of preferred stock in any series and may establish, from time to time, various designations, powers, preferences and rights of the shares of each such series of preferred stock.  Any issuances of preferred stock may have priority over the common stock with respect to dividend or liquidation rights.  Any future issuance of preferred stock may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of our company and may adversely affect the voting and other rights of the holders of our common stock.  

 

If we are unable to comply with the financial reporting requirements mandated by the SEC’s regulations, investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting and the price of our common stock could decline.

 

If we fail to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting, our ability to produce timely, accurate and reliable periodic financial statements could be impaired.  If we do not maintain adequate internal control over financial reporting, investors could lose confidence in the accuracy of our periodic reports filed under the Exchange Act.  Additionally, our ability to obtain additional financing could be impaired or a lack of investor confidence in the reliability and accuracy of our public reporting could cause our stock price to decline.

 

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Our directors, executive officers and controlling persons as a group have significant voting power and may take actions that may not be in the best interest of shareholders.

 

Our directors, executive officers and controlling persons as a group beneficially own approximately 35.5% of our Common Stock.  They will have the ability to exert substantial influence over all matters requiring approval by our stockholders, including the election and removal of directors and any proposed merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets. In addition, they could dictate the management of our business and affairs. This concentration of ownership could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control, or impeding a merger or consolidation, takeover or other business combination that could be favorable to stockholders. This significant concentration of share ownership may also adversely affect the trading price for our Common Stock because investors may perceive disadvantages in owning stock in a company with controlling affiliated stockholders.

 

We expect that our revenue will fluctuate, which could cause our stock price to decline.

 

Any significant decline on selling our tickets to the events, unfavorable TV distribution deals that we enter into, or changes in the spending behavior of our customers could adversely affect our revenue growth. If our revenue fluctuates or does not meet the expectations of securities analysts and investors, our stock price would likely decline.

 

If securities or industry analysts do not publish research or reports about our business, if they adversely change their recommendations regarding our common stock, or if our operating results do not meet their expectations, our stock price and trading volume could decline.

 

The trading market for our common stock will be influenced by the research and reports that securities or industry analysts publish about us or our business. We do not have any control over these reports or analysts. If any of the analysts who cover our company downgrades our stock, or if our operating results do not meet the analysts’ expectations, our stock price could decline. Moreover, if any of these analysts ceases coverage of our company or fails to publish regular reports on our business, we could lose visibility in the financial markets, which in turn could cause our stock price and trading volume to decline.

 

Risks Related to our Business

 

Uncertainty in the interpretation and application of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act could materially affect our tax obligations.

 

Significant judgment is required in determining our provision for income taxes.  In the course of our business, there may be transactions and calculations where the ultimate tax determination is uncertain.  For example, compliance with the 2017 United States Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) may require the collection of information not regularly produced within the Company, the use of estimates in our consolidated financial statements, and the exercise of significant judgment in accounting for its provisions.  As regulations and guidance evolve with respect to TCJA, and as we gather more information and perform more analysis, our results may differ from previous estimates and may materially affect our financial position.

 

We may be audited by tax authorities in different jurisdictions.  Economic and political pressures to increase tax revenue in various jurisdictions may make resolving tax disputes favorably more difficult.  Although we believe our tax estimates are reasonable, the final determination of tax audits and any related litigation in the jurisdictions where we are subject to taxation could be materially different from our historical income tax provisions and accruals.  The results of an audit or litigation could have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements in the periods in which that determination is made.

 

In addition, changes in U.S. federal and state tax laws applicable to us and changes in taxing jurisdictions’ administrative interpretations, decisions, policies, and positions may materially adversely impact our tax expense and cash flows.

  

Risks Related to Doing Business in China

 

Changes in China’s economic, political or social conditions or government policies could have a material and adverse effect on our business and operations.

 

Most of our business operations are conducted in China. Accordingly, our business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects are affected by economic, political and social conditions in China generally and by continued economic growth in China as a whole.

 

China’s economy differs from the economies of most developed countries in many respects, including the level of government involvement, level of development, growth rate, control of foreign exchange and allocation of resources. Although the Chinese government has implemented measures emphasizing the utilization of market forces for economic reform, the reduction of state ownership of productive assets, and the establishment of improved corporate governance in business enterprises, a substantial portion of productive assets in China is still owned by the government. In addition, the Chinese government continues to play a significant role in regulating industry development. The Chinese government also exercises significant control over China’s economic growth through allocating resources, controlling payment of foreign currency-denominated obligations, setting monetary policy, and providing preferential treatment to particular industries or companies.

   

Growth of China’s economy has been uneven, both geographically and among various sectors of the economy, and the growth of the Chinese economy has slowed down since 2012. Some of the government measures may benefit the overall Chinese economy, but may have a negative effect on us. For example, our financial condition and results of operations may be adversely affected by government control over capital investments or changes in tax regulations. Any stimulus measures designed to boost the Chinese economy may contribute to higher inflation, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. For example, certain operating costs and expenses, such as employee compensation and office operating expenses, may increase as a result of higher inflation. Additionally, because a substantial portion of our assets consists of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, high inflation could significantly reduce the value and purchasing power of these assets. 

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Uncertainties with respect to the PRC legal system could adversely affect us.

 

We conduct our business primarily through our subsidiaries entities in China which were established in 2017. Our operations in China are governed by PRC laws and regulations. Our subsidiaries are generally subject to laws and regulations applicable to foreign investments in China. The PRC legal system is based on written statutes. Prior court decisions may be cited for reference but have limited precedential value.

 

PRC laws and regulations have significantly enhanced the protections afforded to various forms of foreign investments in China for the past decades. However, China has not developed a fully integrated legal system and recently enacted laws and regulations may not sufficiently cover all aspects of economic activities in China. In particular, because these laws and regulations are relatively new, and because of the limited volume of published decisions and their nonbinding nature, the interpretation and enforcement of these laws and regulations involve uncertainties.

 

Furthermore, the PRC legal system is based in part on government policies and internal rules, some of which are not published on a timely basis or at all. As a result, we may not be aware of our potential violation of these policies and rules. In addition, any litigation in China may be protracted and result in substantial costs and diversion of resources and management attention.

 

Our subsidiaries and consolidated affiliated entities in China are subject to restrictions on paying dividends and making other payments to our holding company.

 

Rebel Group, Inc. is our holding company incorporated in the United States. As a result of the holding company structure, it currently relies on dividend payments from our subsidiaries in China. However, PRC regulations currently permit payment of dividends only out of accumulated profits, as determined in accordance with PRC accounting standards and regulations. Our subsidiaries in China are also required to set aside a portion of their after-tax profits according to PRC accounting standards and regulations to fund certain reserve funds. The PRC government also imposes controls on the conversion of RMB into foreign currencies and the remittance of foreign currencies out of China. We may experience difficulties in completing the administrative procedures necessary to obtain and remit foreign currency. Furthermore, if our subsidiaries in China incur debt on their own in the future, the instruments governing the debt may restrict their ability to pay dividends or make other payments. If our subsidiaries in China are unable to pay dividends or make other payments to us, we may be unable to pay dividends on our common stocks.

 

Governmental control of currency conversion may affect the value of your investment.

 

The PRC government imposes controls on the convertibility of RMB into foreign currencies and, in certain cases, the remittance of foreign currency out of China. We receive most of our revenues in RMB. Under our current structure, our income at the US holding company level will primarily be derived from dividend payments from our PRC subsidiaries. Shortages in the availability of foreign currency may restrict the ability of our PRC subsidiaries to remit sufficient foreign currency to pay dividends or other payments to us, or otherwise satisfy their foreign currency denominated obligations. Under existing PRC foreign exchange regulations, payments of current account items, including profit distributions, interest payments and expenditures from trade-related transactions, can be made in foreign currencies without prior approval from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, by complying with certain procedural requirements. However, approval from appropriate government authorities is required where RMB is to be converted into foreign currency and remitted out of China to pay capital expenses such as the repayment of loans denominated in foreign currencies. The PRC government may also at its discretion restrict access in the future to foreign currencies for current account transactions. If the foreign exchange control system prevents us from obtaining sufficient foreign currency to satisfy our currency demands, we may not be able to pay dividends in foreign currencies to our stockholders.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

Disclosure in response to this item is not required of a smaller reporting company.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

Our headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Singapore at 7500A Beach Road, Unit 13-313, The Plaza, Singapore. We pay our landlord SGD 3,317.00 (USD $2,480) as rent per month. We are renting the property on a month to month basis, the Company plans to move to bigger premises. The Company’s new operation headquarters is located in Shanghai at the Grand Gateway, No. 1 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030 pursuant to a lease agreement with a monthly rent of RMB 80,000 (USD $16,400). The lease will expire on December 14, 2020.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business.  Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business.  There are currently no legal proceedings or claims that we believe will have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or operating results.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

There is limited public trading market for our Common Stock, which is quoted on the OTC Markets OTCQB under the symbol “REBL.”

 

The market price of our Common Stock is subject to significant fluctuations in response to variations in our quarterly operating results, general trends in the market and other factors, over many of which we have little or no control. In addition, broad market fluctuations, as well as general economic, business and political conditions, may adversely affect the market for our Common Stock, regardless of our actual or projected performance. Our common stock did not trade prior to June 18, 2013. Trading in stocks quoted on the OTCQB is often thin and is characterized by wide fluctuations in trading prices due to many factors that may have little to do with a company’s operations or business prospects. We cannot assure you that there will be a market for our common stock in the future.

  

OTCQB securities are not listed or traded on the floor of an organized national or regional stock exchange. Instead, OTCQB securities transactions are conducted through a telephone and computer network connecting dealers in stocks.

 

For the periods indicated, the following table sets forth the high and low bid prices per share of common stock. The following quotations reflect the high and low bids for our shares of common stock based on inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, mark-down or commission and may not represent actual transactions.

 

Fiscal Year 2017   High Bid     Low Bid  
First Quarter   $ 1.55     $ 1.55  
Second Quarter   $ 1.55     $ 1.55  
Third Quarter   $ 2.65     $ 1.55  
Fourth Quarter   $ 5.00     $ 2.00  

  

Fiscal Year 2016   High Bid     Low Bid  
First Quarter   $ 1.55     $ 1.01  
Second Quarter   $ 1.50     $ 1.11  
Third Quarter   $ 1.50     $ 0.61  
Fourth Quarter   $ 1.61     $ 1.10  

 

As of April 13, 2018, the last sale price reported on the OTCQB for the Company’s Common Stock was approximately $3.70 per share.

 

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Common Stock

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 500,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share, and 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share.  Our common stock is entitled to one vote per share on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders, including the election of directors. Except as otherwise required by law or provided in any resolution adopted by our board of directors with respect to any series of preferred stock, the holders of our common stock will possess all voting power. Generally, all matters to be voted on by stockholders must be approved by a majority (or, in the case of election of directors, by a plurality) of the votes entitled to be cast by all shares of our common stock that are present in person or represented by proxy, subject to any voting rights granted to holders of any preferred stock. Holders of our common stock representing fifty percent (50%) of our capital stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote, represented in person or by proxy, are necessary to constitute a quorum at any meeting of our stockholders.  A vote by the holders of a majority of our outstanding shares is required to effectuate certain fundamental corporate changes such as liquidation, merger or an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. Our Articles of Incorporation do not provide for cumulative voting in the election of directors.

 

Subject to any preferential rights of any outstanding series of preferred stock created by our board of directors from time to time, the holders of shares of our common stock will be entitled to such dividends (cash, stock, or otherwise) as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors from funds available therefore.

 

Subject to any preferential rights of any outstanding series of preferred stock created from time to time by our board of directors, upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of shares of our common stock will be entitled to receive pro rata all assets available for distribution to such holders.

 

In the event of any merger or consolidation with or into another company in connection with which shares of our common stock are converted into or exchangeable for shares of stock, other securities or property (including cash), all holders of our common stock will be entitled to receive the same kind and amount of shares of stock and other securities and property (including cash). Holders of our common stock have no pre-emptive rights, no conversion rights and there are no redemption provisions applicable to our common stock.

 

As of the date of this report, there were 45,653,868 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

 

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Preferred Stock

 

The Company’s Board of Directors is authorized by its Articles of Incorporation to issue Preferred Stock from time to time in one or more series with such designations, preferences and relative participating, optional or other special rights and qualifications, limitations or restrictions, thereof, as shall be stated in the resolutions adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors providing for the issuance of the Preferred Stock. The Company’s Board of Directors is authorized, within any limitations prescribed by law and the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, to fix and determine the designations, rights, qualifications, preferences, limitations and terms of the shares of any series of Preferred Stock. There is no preferred stock issued or outstanding at the date of this Current Report.

 

Warrants

 

There are currently no outstanding warrants.

 

Options

 

There are currently no outstanding options.

 

Holders

 

As of December 31, 2017, we had 42,797,008 shares of our common stock par value, $.0001, issued and outstanding, as of today’s date this number is 45,653,868. There were approximately 454 beneficial owners of our common stock as of December 31, 2017.

  

Transfer Agent and Registrar

 

The Transfer Agent for our capital stock is Island Stock Transfer with an address at 15500 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 301, Clearwater, Florida 33760. Their telephone number is Office phone: 727-289-0010.

 

Penny Stock Regulations

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted regulations which generally define “penny stock” to be an equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share. Our Common Stock, when and if a trading market develops, may fall within the definition of penny stock and be subject to rules that impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell such securities to persons other than established customers and accredited investors (generally those with assets in excess of $1,000,000, or annual incomes exceeding $200,000 individually, or $300,000, together with their spouse).

 

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For transactions covered by these rules, the broker-dealer must make a special suitability determination for the purchase of such securities and have received the purchaser’s prior written consent to the transaction. Additionally, for any transaction, other than exempt transactions, involving a penny stock, the rules require the delivery, prior to the transaction, of a risk disclosure document mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must disclose the commissions payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative, current quotations for the securities and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market-maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market. Finally, monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks. Consequently, the “penny stock” rules may restrict the ability of broker-dealers to sell our Common Stock and may affect the ability of investors to sell their Common Stock in the secondary market.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low-priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. The FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit the investors’ ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

Dividend Policy

 

We have not paid any cash dividends to our shareholders. Any future determination as to the declaration and payment of dividends on shares of our Common Stock will be made at the discretion of our board of directors out of funds legally available for such purpose. We are under no contractual obligations or restrictions to declare or pay dividends on our shares of Common Stock. In addition, although we currently have no plans to pay any cash dividends, as discussed above, the Company is in the process of preparing and approving a revised Plan of Disposition with regard to the 3,891,000 shares of MOXC which are currently held by the Company, pursuant to which the Company plans to distribute, as a dividend, the MOXC shares to the Company’s shareholders as of January 29, 2015, on a pro-rata basis, that would have been entitled to share in the proceeds of the sale of the MOXC shares by the Company under the original Plan of Disposition, if the Company had consummated such sale.

 

Equity Compensation Plan Information

 

Currently, there is no equity compensation plan in place for the Company.

 

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Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

During January to March 2017, the Company issued 531,430 shares of its Common Stock for aggregate cash proceeds totaling $265,715, pursuant to subscription agreements entered into with investors.

 

In May 2017, the Company issued 2,079,000 shares of its Common Stock for aggregate cash proceeds totaling $1,039,500, pursuant to subscription agreements entered into with investors. On May 3, 2017, the Company issued 70,000 shares of its Common Stock to Mr. Chow Hong Ong as payment for his services in the capacity of a director of the Company. On May 3, 2017, the Company issued 40,000 shares of its Common Stock to a service provider as payment for his sponsorship services that he provided to the Company.

 

In June 2017, the Company issued 997,000 shares of its Common Stock for aggregate cash proceeds totaling $549,500, pursuant to subscription agreements entered into with investors. On June 8, 2017, the Company issued 80,000 shares of its Common Stock as a professional fee to a service provider as payment for his services in securing fighters in China for Pure Heart for the Company’s events. On June 8, 2017, the Company issued 100,000 shares of its Common Stock as a professional fee to a service provider as payment for his services pursuant to a contract for services agreement dated May 12, 2017, between such service provider and Pure Heart.

 

During July to September 2017, the Company issued 3,503,460 shares of its Common Stock, of which (i) 1,895,460 shares were for services and placement fees in lieu of cash valued at $947,730 in an aggregate and (ii) 1,608,000 shares were sold to investors for gross proceeds totaling $804,000.

 

On October 1, 2017, as part of a Share Transfer Agreement between the Company, Pure Heart and Naixin Qi, an individual (the “Shareholder”), the sole shareholder of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Ltd, a company organized under the laws of PRC (the “Target Company”), the Company issued 12,000,000 shares of the Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share.

 

In October and December 2017, the Company issued 371,000 shares of its Common Stock for aggregate cash proceeds totaling $361,000, pursuant to subscription agreements entered into with investors. On October 17, 2017, the Company issued 25,000 shares of its Common Stock to an employee as payment for his long-term service award.

 

The above issuances were made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Regulation S promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Purchases of Equity Securities by the Registrant and Affiliated Purchasers

 

We have not repurchased any shares of our common stock during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

  

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Disclosure in response to this item is not required of a smaller reporting company.

 

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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

This Current Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These include statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, which we indicate by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “we believe,” “management believes” and similar language. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and elsewhere in this Current Report are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary language in this Current Report, provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events after the date of this Current Report on Form 10-K.

 

The “Company”, “we,” “us,” and “our,” in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operation refer to the combined business of (i) Rebel FC;(ii) Pure Heart; (iii) SCA Capital; (iv) Rebel Shanghai; and (v) Quanyao

  

Overview

 

The Company, through its subsidiaries, organizes promotes and hosts MMA events featuring top level athletic talent and delivering top quality events centered around Chinese fighters and fans. With assistance from contracted production crews, the Company produces and distributes, through the internet and social media, and sells the rights to distribute to television stations, videos of its MMA events.

 

The Company seeks to promote MMA in China through hosting top quality matches, live TV broadcast and inspiring reality series that attract talented fighters from all over the world. MMA is unarmed combat involving the use of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of martial arts, including, without limitation, grappling, submission holds, kicking and striking. The styles of martial arts range from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, Taekwondo, Sanshou and various other forms of martial arts. Unlike boxing, where athletes can only strike with their fists and only above the belt, the fighters in MMA can use punches, kicks, elbows, knee strikes, takedowns and submissions to win a contest.

 

The Company successfully held two events in 2017. On August 12, 2017, an event titled Battle Royal: Quest for Glory was held at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai together with Quanyao. On September 2, 2017, the Company held another event titled China vs. The World at Shenzhen Stadium in Shenzhen together with Quanyao. This event was broadcast live on Qingdao TV and several major social media platforms. For the two events in year 2017, Quanyao paid Pure Heart USD200,000 per event for royalty and management fee in accordance with 2017 Cooperation Agreement.

 

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The Company plans to hold eight events in in 2018 with two in Shanghai, two in Guangzhou, two in Shenzhen and two in Beijing. The first event in 2018 which will be held on April 29, 2018 again at Kerry Hotel in Shanghai. Events in 2018 will be broadcast live by Guangdong Sports TV, and other satellite TV stations where negotiations are ongoing and major social media platforms. However, there can be no assurance that such events will occur, or even if they do occur there can be no guarantee that such events will be successful or profitable.

 

As of December 31, 2017, our retained earnings were $5,283,484. Our stockholders’ equity was $16,945,079.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the year ended December 31, 2017 compared with the year ended December 31, 2016

 

Gross Revenues

 

The Company made sales revenues from operations of $393,185 in the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $245,763 being generated in the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

The Company’s sales revenue of $393,185 in the year ended December 31, 2017 primarily came from fees received by Pure Heart for holding events in China, Battle Royal: Quest for Glory and China Vs The World, and for our Chinese associate for which we received management fees.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016 were $2,515,465 and $456,971, respectively. The expenses consisted of filing fees, professional and consultants’ fees, payroll and benefits and other general expenses.

 

General and administrative expenses increased as we incurred additional costs to support the planned growth of our business.

 

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Net Loss

 

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $2,195,366 as compared to $188,195 for year ended December 31, 2016. Basic and diluted net loss per share amounted $0.08 and $0.01 respectively for the year ended December 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016.

 

The increase of net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to the year ended December 31, 2016 was due to increased filing fees, professional fees, payroll and benefits.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of December 31, 2017 we had working capital deficiency of $1,739,033 consisting of cash on hand of $40,372 as compared to working capital deficiency of $382,642 and cash on hand of $22,321 as of December 31, 2016.

 

Net cash used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $3,498,642 as compared to $261,006 for the year ended December 31, 2016. The cash used in operating activities for the financial year ended December 31, 2017 are mainly for filing fees, professional fees, payroll and benefits.

 

Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $16,993 as compared to $1,589 for the year ended December 31, 2016. The cash used in investing activities are mainly due to purchase of fixed assets.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $3,484,711 as compared to $229,260 for the year ended December 31, 2016. The cash provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 are mainly from issuing of shares. Our operating results for future periods are subject to numerous uncertainties and it is uncertain if we will be able to maintain profitability and continue growth for the foreseeable future. If management is not able to increase revenue and manage operating expenses in line with revenue forecasts, the Company may not be able to maintain profitability.

 

We will require additional capital to continue to operate and expand our business and we are currently raising capital through the sale of equity. Sources of additional capital through various financing transactions or arrangements with third parties may include equity or debt financing, bank loans or revolving credit facilities. We may not be successful in locating suitable financing transactions in the time period required or at all, and we may not obtain the capital we require by other means. Our inability to raise additional funds when required may have a negative impact on our operations, business development and financial results.

 

On March 16, 2018, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with Shaw Chai Li Howard, a third party investor (the “Investor”). The Investor is expected to remit three equal installments in the amount of $1 million each, and $3 million in the aggregate, in exchange for such numbers of the Company’s common stock as determined pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, all three installments are expected to be remitted prior to December 31, 2018. The Company also received financial support commitments from the Company’s major shareholder.

 

We believe that available cash and cash equivalents, together with actions as mentioned above, should enable us to meet presently anticipated cash needs for at least the next 12 months after the date that the financial statements are issued. However, if we are unable to obtain the necessary additional capital on a timely basis and on acceptable terms, it will be unable to implement its current plans for expansion, repay debt obligations or respond to competitive pressures. Any of these factors would have a material adverse effect on its business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations and may raise substantial doubts about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the periods. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Our significant estimates and assumptions include depreciation and the fair value of our stock, stock-based compensation, debt discount, goodwill and the valuation allowance relating to the Company’s deferred tax assets.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Reference is made to the “Recent Accounting Pronouncements” in Note 2 to the Financial Statements included in this Report for information related to new accounting pronouncement, none of which had a material impact on our consolidated financial statements, and the future adoption of recently issued accounting pronouncements, which we do not expect will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of December 31, 2017, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

  

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Disclosure in response to this item is not required of a smaller reporting company.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

The Company’s consolidated financial statements, together with the report of the independent registered public accounting firm thereon and the notes thereto, are presented beginning at page F-1. The Company’s balance sheets as of December 31, 2016 and 2017 and the related statements of operations and comprehensive loss, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year ended 2017 was audited by Friedman LLP (“Friedman”), an independent registered public accounting firm, while 2016 was audited by Dominic K.F. Chan & Co. (“DKC”), which as a result of the Merger, as such term is defined in Item 9 of this report, became DCAW (CPA) Ltd (“DCAW”) and DCAW, succeeded to the registration status with the PCAOB, of DKC, effective from May 1, 2016; DCAW thereafter changed its name to “Centurion ZD CPA Limited” on November 14, 2016, and therefore Centurion ZD CPA (“Centurion”) is an independent registered public accounting firm. Both financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and pursuant to Regulation S-K as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and are included herein pursuant to Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. The financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern.

 

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ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

As reported by the Company in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 13, 2018, the Company received a letter from Centurion ZD CPA Ltd. (“CZD”), a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 16.1 to the Form 8-K, notifying the Company that as of February 10, 2018, CZD would be resigning as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

 

On February 10, 2018, the Company entered into an engagement with Friedman LLP (“Friedman”) to retain Friedman as the Company’s independent public accounting firm. On February 10, 2018, the board of directors of the Company approved and ratified the engagement of Friedman as its new independent registered public accounting firm.

 

CZD’s report on our financial statements for the fiscal year(s) ended September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2016, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. CZD’s reports on our financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, however, stated that there was substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, we have had no disagreements with CZD, on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of CZD, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of such disagreements in its report on our financial statements for such periods.

 

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, there have been no reportable events as defined under Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Prior to Friedman’s engagement by the Company, neither the Company, nor anyone on the Company’s behalf, previously consulted with Friedman regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s consolidated financial statements or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and its related instructions or a reportable event as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K. Further, there was no written report or oral advice provided by the Company or anyone on the Company’s behalf to Friedman prior to Friedman’s engagement by the Company.

 

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ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosures Control and Procedures

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by the Company’s board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

  Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company;
  Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and
  Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Because of the inherent limitations of internal control, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.

 

As of December 31, 2017, our CEO evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act), as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Disclosure controls and procedure include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our Management is responsible for monitoring the process pursuant to which information is gathered and analyze such information to determine the extent to which such information requires disclosure in the reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Based on such evaluation, our CEO has concluded that as of December 31, 2017, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were ineffective due to the Company’s lacks of formal documented controls and procedures applicable to all officers and directors. The Company is in the process of adopting formal documented controls and anticipates having them in place by December 31, 2018.

 

As of December 31, 2017, management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting established in by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s 2013 Internal Control - Integrated Framework and SEC guidance on conducting such assessments. Based on that evaluation, they concluded that, during the period covered by this report, such internal controls and procedures were not effective to detect the inappropriate application of US GAAP rules as more fully described below. This was due to deficiencies that existed in the design or operation of our internal controls over financial reporting that adversely affected our internal controls and that may be considered to be material weaknesses.

 

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The matters involving internal controls and procedures that our management considered to be material weaknesses under the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board were:

 

(1) lack of a functioning audit committee due to a lack of a majority of independent members resulting in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures;

(2) inadequate segregation of duties consistent with control objectives;

(3) ineffective controls over period end financial disclosure and reporting processes; and

(4) do not have any full-time accounting personnel who have U.S. GAAP experience.

 

The aforementioned material weaknesses were identified by our Chief Executive Officer in connection with the review of our financial statements as of December 31, 2017.

 

Management believes that the material weaknesses set forth in items (1), (2), (3) and (4) above did not have an effect on our financial results. However, management believes that the lack of a functioning audit committee results in ineffective oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures, which could result in a material misstatement in our financial statements in future periods.

 

Management’s Remediation Initiatives

 

In an effort to remediate the identified material weaknesses and other deficiencies and enhance our internal controls, we have initiated, or plan to initiate, the following series of measures:

 

We plan to appoint one or more outside directors to our board of directors who shall be appointed to an audit committee resulting in a fully functioning audit committee who will undertake the oversight in the establishment and monitoring of required internal controls and procedures such as reviewing and approving estimates and assumptions made by management when funds are available to us.

 

Management believes that the appointment of one or more outside directors, who shall be appointed to a fully functioning audit committee, may remedy the lack of a functioning audit committee and a lack of a majority of outside directors on our Board.

 

We anticipate that these initiatives may be at least partially, if not fully, implemented by September 2018. Additionally, we plan to test our updated controls and remediate our deficiencies by September 2018.

 

Changes in internal controls over financial reporting

 

As reported on the Form 8-K filed by the Company on May 12, 2017, the Company added Chee Keong Teng to its Board of Directors. 

 

Other than the foregoing, there was no change in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report, which has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered independent public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.  Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered independent public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

The following table sets forth the name and position of our current executive officers and directors.

 

Name   Age     Position
Aan Yee Leong, Justin     33     President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Khian Kiee Leong     68     Chairman
Chow Hong Ong     78     Director
Tomas Urbanec     51     Director
Chee Keong Teng     44     Director

 

Aan Yee Leong, Justin - Mr. Justin Leong has managerial experience in project management, financial management, financial reporting, and budgeting. He has the passion and enthusiasm for mixed martial arts and is the founder of Rebel FC. From October 2013, he serves as an executive director in SCA Capital Limited and Rebel FC. From May 2013, he started to work as an executive director of Pure Heart. From March 2007 to October 2008, he worked as a finance and administrative executive in KKL Management Consultants Pte Ltd. From January 2012 to December 2012, he was a manager of KK Leong & Partners. Mr. Justin Leong graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Banking and Finance in 2007.

 

The Board of Directors reached a conclusion that Mr. Justin Leong should serve as a Director of the Company based on his experience in financial management.

 

Khian Kiee Leong - Mr. Leong has over 30 years professional experience in advisory and consultant business, serving both multinational and regional companies across a wide range of industries. He provides advice and support for the Company on its strategic planning. From October 2014, he serves as director in Rebel FC and SCA Capital. From June, 2013, he acts as a director of Pure Heart. Since March 1994, he serves as the managing partner of KK Leong & Partners and CEO of KKL Consultancy Services Pte. Ltd. Mr. Leong graduated from Nanyang University majored in Accounting in Singapore in 1972 and he is chartered accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

The Board of Directors reached a conclusion that Mr. Leong should serve as a Chairman of the Company based on his extensive experience in management.

 

On June 30, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Company added a directorship of the Board and appointed Mr. Ong Chow Hong as the new director of the Company. The Board of Director reached a conclusion that Mr. Ong Chow Hong should serve as a director based on his experience as director of listed companies.

 

Mr. Chow Hong Ong , age 78, has held the positions of Chief Accountant, Chief Internal Auditor and Director (Audit & Systems) in the Port of Singapore Authority (“PSA”) for 15 years. He was the General Manager of SPECS Consultants Pte Ltd, the consulting agency of the PSA. Previously he worked in the Internal Audit Department of ESSO Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in a public accountants firm in Perth, Australia. He had also held the position of CEO of Superior Multi-Packaging Ltd, Singapore. Mr. Ong served as a director and Chairman of Audit Committee of the public-listed companies of Vicom Ltd from 1980 to 2008. He also held position as a director in Superior Multi-Packaging Ltd and Airocean Ltd. in Singapore. He was a director of Cisco Recall Pte Ltd, a joint venture of Cisco Pte Ltd, Singapore and Bramble Ltd of Australia from 1998 to 2004. He was also a director of Hoover Stainless Pte Ltd, Singapore from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Ong served as a Councilor and Chairman of Audit Committee of Aljunied Town Council, Singapore. He served as a member of Audit Committee of National Council of Social Service, Singapore. He was also the Chairman of Audit Committee of Orchid Country Club, Singapore.  

 

Mr. Ong was conferred the National Public Administration Medal (Bronze) for his service in the Port Singapore Authority and the Friend of Labour Award by Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF) for his contributions in Vicom Ltd. Mr. Ong held a diploma in Accountancy from the Perth Technical College, Australia. He was a Fellow of Certified Public Accountants (Australia).

 

On January 26, 2017, the Company added Tomas Urbanec to its Board of Directors.

 

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Mr. Urbanec , age 51, is an accomplished international executive, with over 17 years of experience in global consumer financial services. Mr. Urbanec has held leadership positions with businesses in some of the major financial capitals of the world, with regional assignments in Hong Kong, Athens, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. His most recent role was as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, which is of one of the largest life insurance companies in Singapore and is part of the Prudential UK group. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, Mr. Urbanec was the Chief Marketing and Partnerships Distribution Officer for Prudential Singapore from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Urbanec also served as Regional Strategic Marketing Officer for Prudential Corporation Asia from 2008 to 2009. Before joining Prudential, Mr. Urbanec was the Executive Vice President of Personal Lines for ACE Insurance Group (now known as Chubb Insurance) from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Urbanec holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.

 

On May 12, 2017, the Company added Teng Chee Keong to its Board of Directors.

 

Chee Keong Teng. Mr. Teng age 44, is a trader and manager, with over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Over the years, Mr. Teng has held key management positions with various companies. Key appointments include Managing Director of Singapore based G-Fuel, as well as the role of General Manager with SGX listed company Chemoil, one of the world’s leading independent oil traders. Mr. Teng was the team leader overseeing Chemoil’s trading operations for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Prior to his appointment in Chemoil, Mr. Keong was the trading manager of one of Saudi Arabia’s largest independent oil trading firms, Bakri Trading Co. Mr. Teng also served as an analyst in global energy markets with Platts specializing in fuel oil, middle distillates and freight. He has a strong background in risk management, business development and managing partnerships. Mr. Teng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Psychology from the National University of Singapore.

 

Director Independence

 

Our securities are not listed on a national securities exchange or in an inter-dealer quotation system which has requirements that directors be independent. No member of the Company’s board of directors qualifies as an independent director pursuant to the definition of “independent director” under the Rules of NASDAQ, Marketplace Rule 5605(a)(2). We do not have majority of independent directors. 

 

Committees of the Company’s Board of Directors

 

We do not have a standing nominating, compensation or audit committee. Rather, our full board of directors performs the functions of these committees. We do not believe it is necessary for our board of directors to appoint such committees because the volume of matters that come before our board of directors for consideration permits the directors to give sufficient time and attention to such matters to be involved in all decision making. Additionally, because our Common Stock is not listed for trading or quotation on a national securities exchange, we are not required to have such committees.  

 

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Meetings of the Board of Directors

 

During its fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, the Board of Directors met six times. Specifically, the Board of Directors met on January 23, 2017, January 26, 2017 and May 9, 2017, via telephone conference calls, and August 31, 2017, October 1, 2017 and November 2, 2017, in person. Each meeting was conducting in order to discuss material business of the Company.

 

Board Leadership Structure and Role in Risk Oversight

 

Our Board recognizes that the leadership structure and combination or separation of the chief executive officer and chairman roles is driven by the needs of the Company at any point in time.  Currently there are five directors of the Company.  We have no policy requiring the combination or separation of leadership roles and our governing documents do not mandate a particular structure.  This has allowed, and will continue to allow, our Board the flexibility to establish the most appropriate structure for our company at any given time.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have adopted a code of ethics that applies to all of our directors, officers and employees, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. The code addresses, among other things, honesty and ethical conduct, conflicts of interest, compliance with laws, regulations and policies, including disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws, confidentiality, trading on inside information, and reporting of violations of the code.  

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

We do not yet have a class of equity securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Hence, compliance with Section 16(a) thereof by our officers and directors is not required.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The following is a summary of the compensation we paid to our executive officers, for the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

Name and Position   Year     Salary
($)
   

Bonus

($)

    Stock
Awards
($)
    Option Awards    

Non-equity

incentive plan compensation

($)

   

Change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings

($)

    All Other Compensation     Total  
Aan Yee Leong, Justin(1)   2017     $ 130,374                                                                                                         $ 130,374  
    2016     $ 43,466               -       -                             $ 43,466  
Khian Kiee Leong(2)   2017     $ 54,323               -       -                             $ 54,323  

 

(1) Aan Yee Leong, Justin is serving as the President, CEO and principal financial officer of Rebel FC since January 30, 2015.
(2) Mr. Leong is serving as Chairman and director of Rebel FC since January 30, 2015.

 

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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

Director Compensation

 

The following table sets forth the compensation paid to our directors during the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

Name and Position   Year   Fees Earned or Paid in Cash
($)
    Stock
Awards
($)
    Option Awards     All Other Compensation     Total  
Aan Yee Leong, Justin(1)   2017   $ -       -       -       -     $ -  
    2016   $ 43,466       -       -       -     $ 43,466  
Khian Kiee Leong(2)   2017   $ 50,701       -       -       -     $ 50,701  
    2016   $ 72,443       -       -       -     $ 72,443  
Chow Hong Ong(3)   2017     -     $ 70,000       -       -     $ 70,000  
Chee Keong Teng(4)   2017                                        
Tomas Urbanec(5)   2017   $ 17,383     $ 100,000                     $ 117,383  

 

(1) Mr. Leong serves as executive director of Pure Heart since May 2013.
(2) Mr. Leong serves as a director of Pure Heart since June 2013.
(3) Mr. Chow Hong Ong was appointed as a director to the Company’s board of directors on June 30, 2015.
(4) Mr. Chee Keong Teng was appointed as a director of the Company’s board of directors on May 9, 2017.
(5) Mr. Tomas Urbanec was appointed as a director of the Company’s board of directors on January 26, 2017.

 

Aggregated Option Exercises and Fiscal Year-End Option Value Table

 

There were no stock options exercised since the date of inception of the Company through the date of this Report by the executive officers named in the Summary Compensation of REBL.

 

Long-Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”) Awards Table

 

There were no awards made to any named executive officers in the last completed fiscal year under any LTIP.

 

Employment Agreements

 

We currently do not have any employment agreements with our directors or executive officers.

 

Compensation of Directors

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, two of the directors received compensation for their service as a director of the Company. Mr. Chow Hong Ong received 70,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and Mr. Tomas Urbanec received $17,383 in cash and 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock We do not currently have an established policy to provide compensation to members of our Board of Directors for their services in that capacity.

 

Option Plan

 

We currently do not have a Stock Option Plan. However, we may issue stock options pursuant to a Stock Option Plan in the future. Such stock options may be awarded to management, employees, members of the Company’s Board of Directors and consultants of the Company.

 

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ITEM 12.  SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of the Company’s Common Stock as of the date herein by (i) each stockholder known by the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the Company’s Common Stock and (ii) by the directors and executive officers of the Company. The person or company named in the table has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares beneficially owned.

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner   Positions with the Company   Title of Class     Amount and
Nature of Beneficial
Ownership
(1)
    Percent
of Class
(1)
 
Officers and Directors  
Aan Yee Leong, Justin
7500A Beach Road #12-313
The plaza Singapore 199591
  CEO and Director     Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      6,578,000 (3)     14.41 %
                             
Khian Kiee Leong
7500A Beach Road #12-313
The plaza Singapore 199591
  Chairman     Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      6,797,535 (3)     14.89 %
                             
Chow Hong Ong
41 Duchess Avenue Singapore 269111
  Director     Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      110,000       0.241 %
                             
Tomas Urbanec
65 Greenfield Drive
Singapore 457950
  Director     Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      500,000       1.10 %
                             
Chee Keong Teng
Apt Blk 4, Sago Lane #14-103
Singapore 050004
  Director     Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      1,500,000       3.39 %
                             
All officers and directors as a group
(5 persons named above)
        Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      15,485,535       33.91 %
5% Securities Holders
Total Glory International Limited(3)
7500A Beach Road #12-313
The Plaza Singapore 199591
        Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      13,156,000       28.82 %
Naixin Qi
No. 5 Sichuan Road, Block 3,
Unit 21, Shinan District,
Qingdao City, Shandong
China 266000
        Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      6,500,000       14.24 %
Tow Meng Lim
137 Sunset Way, #10-09
Singapore 597157
        Common Stock,
$0.0001 par value
      2,300,000       5.04 %

 

(1) Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Beneficial ownership also includes shares of stock subject to options and warrants currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this table. In determining the percent of common stock owned by a person or entity as of the date of this Report, (a) the numerator is the number of shares of the class beneficially owned by such person or entity, including shares which may be acquired within 60 days on exercise of warrants or options and conversion of convertible securities, and (b) the denominator is the sum of (i) the total shares of common stock outstanding as of the date of this Annual Report is 45,653,868  shares), and (ii) t he total number of shares that the beneficial owner may acquire upon exercise of the derivative securities.  Unless otherwise stated, each beneficial owner has sole power to vote and dispose of its shares.
(2) Based on 45,653,868 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding as of the date of this Current Report.
(3) Aan Yee Leong Justin owns 50% of equity interests of Total Glory International Limited (“Total Glory”) and is a director of Total Glory; therefore he should be deemed as the beneficial owner of the securities held by Total Glory. Khian Kiee Leong owns 50% of equity interests of Total Glory and is its director; therefore, he should be deemed as the beneficial owner of the securities held by Total Glory. Khian Kiee Leong owns 219,535 shares in his personal name.

 

Equity Compensation Plan Information

 

Currently, there is no equity compensation plan in place for the Company.

 

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ITEM 13.  CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

Our policy is that a contract or transaction either between the Company and a director, or between a director and another company in which he is financially interested is not necessarily void or void-able if the relationship or interest is disclosed or known to the board of directors and the stockholders are entitled to vote on the issue, or if it is fair and reasonable to our company.

 

As of December 31, 2017, our Chairman, Mr. Leong Khian Kiee has made loans totaling $1,028,719 to the Company. The loans have no fixed terms of repayment due on demand and bear no interest. The loans were used by the Company in connection with preparations for events in China and the planned reality show. As of the date of this Report, the amount due under such loans is $1,145,867.

 

As of December 31, 2017, amount due to our CEO, Mr. Leong Justin Aan Yee was totaling $149,956. The amount due to Mr. Leong was mainly the unpaid salary and business related expenses, and has no fixed terms of repayment due on demand and bear no interest.

 

Except the above transactions or as otherwise set forth in this report or in any reports filed by the Company with the SEC, the Company was not a party to any transaction (where the amount involved exceeded the lesser of $120,000 or 1% of the average of our assets for the last two fiscal years) in which a director, executive officer, holder of more than five percent of our common stock, or any member of the immediate family of any such person have or will have a direct or indirect material interest and no such transactions are currently proposed. The Company is currently not a subsidiary of any company.

 

The Company’s Board conducts an appropriate review of and oversees all related party transactions on a continuing basis and reviews potential conflict of interest situations where appropriate.  The Board has not adopted formal standards to apply when it reviews, approves or ratifies any related party transaction.  However, the Board believes that the related party transactions are fair and reasonable to the Company and on terms comparable to those reasonably expected to be agreed to with independent third parties for the same goods and/or services at the time they are authorized by the Board. 

 

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ITEM 14.  PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

 

New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

On February 10, 2018, the company appointed Friedman LLP as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016, and during all subsequent interim periods through February 13, 2018, the Company did not consult Friedman LLP regarding the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements or any matter that was the subject of a “disagreement” with its former accountants or a “reportable event” as those terms are defined in Item 304 of Regulation S-K

 

Audit Fees

 

The following table sets forth the aggregate fees billed to the Company by its independent registered public accounting firm, Dominic K.F. Chan & Co (“DKC”), which as a result of the Merger, as such term is defined in Item 9 of this report, became DCAW (CPA) Ltd (“DCAW”) and DCAW, succeeded to the registration status with the PCAOB of DKC, effective from May 1, 2016, DCAW thereafter changed its name to “Centurion ZD CPA Limited” on November 14, 2016, for the fiscal years indicated.

 

ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES - CZD   2017     2016  
             
Audit fees   $ 19,000     $ 19,000  
Audit-related fees     -       -  
Tax fees   $ -     $ -  
All other fees     -       -  
Total   $ 19,000     $ 19,000  

 

ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES – Friedman LLP   2017     2016  
             
Audit fees   $ 90,000                   -  
Audit-related fees     -       -  
Tax fees     -       -  
All other fees     -       -  
Total   $ 90,000       -  

 

The category of  “Audit fees”  includes fees for our annual audit, quarterly reviews and services rendered in connection with regulatory filings with the SEC, such as the issuance of comfort letters and consents.

 

The category of  “Audit-related fees”  includes employee benefit plan audits, internal control reviews and accounting consultation.

 

All above audit services and audit-related services were pre-approved by the Board of Directors, which concluded that the provision of such services by Centurion ZD CPA Limited, formerly, DCAW (CPA) Ltd, formerly Dominic K.F. Chan & Co. was compatible with the maintenance of the firm’s independence in the conduct of its audits.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15.  EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

  (a) Financial Statements

 

The following are filed as part of this report:

 

Financial Statements

 

The following financial statements of Rebel Group, Inc. and Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm are presented in the “F” pages of this Report:

 

  PAGES
   
REPORTS OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRMS F-2
   
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS F-4
   

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

F-5
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY F-6
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS F-7
   
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-8 – F-25

 

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  (b) Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed or “furnished” herewith:

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     
3.1   Articles of Incorporation of the Company filed on September 13, 2011 (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on November 7, 2011).
     
3.2   Articles of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation filed on March 12, 2013 (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 18, 2013).
     
3.3   Articles of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation filed on July 9, 2014 (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 24, 2014).
     
3.4   Articles of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation filed on December 1, 2013 (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 9, 2014).
     
3.5   Bylaws (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on November 7, 2011).
     
4.1   Specimen Stock Certificate of Common Stock of Rebel Group, Inc.  (Incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on January 8, 2015).
     
10.1   Assignment and Assumption Agreement, dated February 19, 2014, among Moxian HK, Moxian Shenzhen and Moxian IP. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2014).
     

10.2

  License and Acquisition Agreement, dated February 21, 2014, among the Company, MOXC, Moxian BVI and Moxian CN Samoa. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2014).
     
10.3   Form of Share Exchange Agreement dated January 30, 2015 by and among the Company, Rebel FC and Rebel FC Stockholder. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 2.1 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 5, 2015.)
     
10.4   Form of Equity Transfer Agreement dated January 30, 2015 by and between the Company and Moxian China, Inc. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.1 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 5, 2015.)
     
10.5   Plan of Disposition. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.3 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 5, 2015.)

 

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Exhibit

Number

  Description
     
10.6   Appraisal Report dated November 15, 2014, prepared by Grant Sherman Appraisal Limited. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.4 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 5, 2015.)
     
10.7   2015 MMA Events Cooperation Agreements between Pure Heart Pte Ltd and Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd, a Chinese entity incorporated in Qingdao. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.7 in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on August 31, 2016.)
     

10.8

  2016 MMA Events Cooperation Agreements between Pure Heart Pte Ltd and Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co. Ltd, a Chinese entity incorporated in Qingdao. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.8 in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on August 31, 2016.)
     
10.9   Share Transfer Agreement dated October 1, 2017, between Rebel Group, Inc., Pure Heart Entertainment Pte Ltd., and Naixin Qi, who is the sole shareholder of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd., a Chinese entity incorporated in Qingdao. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 10.1 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 1, 2017).
     
16.1   Letter of resignation from Centurion ZD CPA Ltd. as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 16.1 in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 13, 2018).
     
21.1   List of Subsidiaries. (incorporated by reference herein to Exhibit 21.1 in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2014, filed on August 1, 2015.)
     
23.1   Consent of Independent Registered Accounting Firm.*
     
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002;*
     
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document.*
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*

 

*   Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

Date: April 16, 2018 Rebel Group, Inc.
     
  By:  /s/ Aan Yee Leong, Justin 
    Aan Yee Leong, Justin
    President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
    Principal Executive Officer,
    Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

 

Date: April 16, 2018 Rebel Group, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Khian Kiee Leong
    Khian Kiee Leong
    Chairman

 

Date: April 16, 2018 Rebel Group, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Chee Keong Teng 
    Chee Keong Teng
    Member of Board of Directors

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016

 

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  PAGES
   
REPORTS OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM F-2
   
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS F-4
   

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

F-5
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY F-6
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS F-7
   
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-8 – F-25

 

F- 1

 

 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Rebel Group, Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Rebel Group, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2017, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Rebel Group, Inc. as of December 31, 2017, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2017, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

/s/ Friedman LLP

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2018.

 

New York, New York

April 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

F- 2

 

 

中正達會計師事務所有限公司

Centurion ZD CPA Limited

Certified Public Accountants (Practising)

 

HK office: 7th Floor, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359-361 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

香港皇后大道中三五九至三六一號南島商業大廈七樓

Tel : (852) 2851 7954         Fax: (852) 2545 4086

Kowloon office: Room 2105-06, 21/F., Office Tower, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

九龍旺角亞皆老街八號朗豪坊辦公大樓 2105-06 室

Tel: (852) 2780 0607          Fax: (852) 2780 0013 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

The Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Rebel Group, Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Rebel Group, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”), as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity and other comprehensive loss, and cash flows, for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, these financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the results of its operations and their cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

 

 

Centurion ZD CPA Ltd. (fka DCAW (CPA) Ltd. as successor to Dominic K.F. Chan & Co.)

 

Certified Public Accountants

 

Hong Kong, April 14, 2017

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

    As of December 31,  
    2017       2016  
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 40,372     $ 22,321  
Trade and other receivables     60,905       896,631  
Trade and other related party receivables     271,142       -  
Total current assets      372,419        918,952  
                 
Property and equipment, net      31,469        29,191  
Intangible assets, net     98,625       103,508  
Goodwill     6,719,542       -  
Long-term investment     14,980,350       12,373,380  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 22,202,405     $ 13,425,031  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Bank loan   $ -     $ 11,352  
Convertible loans     495,391       -  
Accrued expenses     29,258       -  
Trade and other payables     329,602       263,810  
Deposit     30,000       -  
Due to shareholders     1,178,675       1,026,432  
Income taxes payable     48,526       -  
Total current liabilities     2,111,452        1,301,594   
                 
Deferred tax liabilities     3,145,874       1,606,983  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   $ 5,257,326     $ 2,908,577  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Preferred stock ($0.0001 par value; authorized 100,000,000 shares, none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and 2016)     -       -  
Common stock ($0.0001 par value; authorized 500,000,000 shares, 42,797,008 and 23,000,118 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and 2016)     4,280       2,300  
Additional paid-in capital     7,585,435       47,700  
Retained earnings     5,283,484       7,478,850  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     4,071,880       2,987,604  
Total Shareholders’ equity     16,945,079       10,516,454  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 22,202,405     $ 13,425,031  

 

   

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

    For the Years ended December 31,  
    2017     2016  
             
Revenues, net   $ 393,185     $ 245,763  
                 
Operating expenses                
Depreciation and amortization expenses     (31,278 )     (27,663 )
General and administrative expenses     (2,484,187 )     (429,308 )
Loss from operations     (2,122,280 )     (211,208 )
                 
Other (expense) income     (28,579 )     23,013  
                 
Loss before income tax expenses     (2,150,859 )     (188,195 )
Income tax expenses     (44,507 )     -  
Net loss     (2,195,366 )     (188,195 )
                 
Other comprehensive income (loss)                
Foreign currency translation adjustments     16,196     5,372  
Unrealized fair value gain (loss) related to long-term investment, net of tax of ($1,538,890) and $9,287,817 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016     1,068,080       (17,248,803 )
Other comprehensive income (loss), before tax     1,084,276       (17,243,431 )
                 
Comprehensive loss   $ (1,111,090 )   $ (17,431,626 )
                 
Loss per share                
Basic and diluted loss per common share   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.01 )
                 
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     28,283,890       23,000,118  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’EQUITY

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

                            Accumulated        
                Additional           Other        
    Common Stock     Paid-in     Retained     Comprehensive        
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Earnings     Income     Total  
                                     
Balance, December 31, 2015     23,000,118     $ 2,300     $ 47,700     $ 7,667,045     $ 20,231,035     $ 27,948,080  
                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       (188,195 )     -       (188,195 )
Unrealized loss on investment, net of tax $9,287,817     -       -       -       -       (17,248,803 )     (17,248,803 )
Foreign currency adjustment     -       -       -       -       5,372       5,372  
                                                       
Balance, December 31, 2016     23,000,118     $ 2,300     $ 47,700     $ 7,478,850     $ 2,987,604     $ 10,516,454  
                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       (2,195,366 )     -       (2,195,366 )
Shares issued in connection with acquisition of subsidiary     12,000,000       1,200       4,173,800                       4,175,000  
Issuance of shares for cash     7,131,890       713       3,019,002       -       -       3,019,715  
Issuance of shares for services     665,000       67       344,933                       345,000  
Unrealized gain  on investment, net of tax of ($1,538,890)     -       -       -       -       1,068,080       1,068,080  
Foreign currency adjustment     -       -       -       -       16,196       16,196  
                                                       
Balance, December 31, 2017     42,797,008     $ 4,280     $ 7,585,435     $ 5,283,484     $ 4,071,880     $ 16,945,079  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F- 6

 

 

REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

    Years ended December 31,  
    2017     2016  
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   $ (2,195,366 )   $ (188,195 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:                
Stock-based compensation     345,000       -  
Depreciation and amortization expense     31,278       27,663  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Decrease (increase) in trade and other receivables     (1,905,527 )     (225,553 )
Increase in accrued expenses     40,350       -  
Increase in trade and other payables     137,097       125,079  
Increase in taxes payable     48,526       -  
Net cash used in operating activities     (3,498,642 )     (261,006 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash and cash equivalents     1,870       -  
Purchases of equipment     (18,863 )     (1,589 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (16,993 )     (1,589 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from the issuance of shares     3,019,715       -  
Deposit received     30,000       -  
Convertible loans     495,391       -  
Bank loan repayment     (12,286 )     (9,538 )
Due to shareholders     (253,669 )     238,798  
Trade and other receivables - related party     205,560       -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     3,484,711        229,260  
                 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (30,924 )     (33,335 )
                 
Effect of foreign currency translation     48,975       2,566  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year      22,321        53,090  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year   $ 40,372     $ 22,321  
                 
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:                
Cash paid for bank loan interest   $ 263     $ 1,025  
Cash paid for income tax   $ 4,507     $ -  
                 
Major non-cash transactions:                
Unrealized fair value gain (loss) on long-term investment   $ 2,606,970     $ (26,536,620 )
Shares issued for the acquisition of Qingdao Quanyao   $ 4,175,000     $ -  
Cancellation of other receivable for acquisition of Qingdao Quanyao   $ 2,825,000     $ -  
Assets assumed from the acquisition Qingdao Quanyao   $ 280,458     $ -  
Goodwill acquired in business combination   $ 6,719,542     $ -  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

1. Organization and nature of operations

 

Rebel Group, Inc. (f/k/a Inception Technology Group, Inc. and utilizes the trade name of Rebel Fighting Championship, the “Company”) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida on September 13, 2011. The Company organizes, promotes and hosts mixed martial arts (“MMA”) events featuring top level athletic talent. With assistance from contracted production crews, the Company also produces and distributes, through the internet and social media, and sells the rights to distribute to television stations, videos of its MMA events. The Company seeks to promote MMA in Asian countries through hosting events that attract talented fighters from all over the world.

 

On January 30, 2015, we completed the acquisition of Rebel Holdings Limited (“Rebel FC”) pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement. (“Share Exchange Agreement,” such transaction, the “Share Exchange Transaction”), whereby the Company issued to the Rebel FC Stockholder an aggregate of 20,700,000 shares of its Common Stock, in exchange for 100% of the equity interests of Rebel FC held by the Rebel FC Stockholder. The shares of our Common Stock received by the Rebel FC Stockholder in the Share Exchange Transaction constitute approximately 90% of our issued and outstanding Common Stock giving effect to the issuance of shares pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement. As a result of the Share Exchange Transaction, Rebel FC, together with its subsidiaries, Pure Heart Entertainment Pte Ltd. (“Pure Heart”) and SCA Capital Limited (“SCA Capital”), became the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. The acquisition was accounted for as a reverse merger and recapitalization effected by the Share Exchange Transaction. Rebel FC is considered the acquirer for accounting and financial reporting purposes. The assets and liabilities of the acquired entity have been brought forward at their historical value and no goodwill has been recognized.

 

The exchange transaction was accounted for as a reverse acquisition in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of America. For financial reporting purposes, this transaction is classified as a recapitalization of the Company and Pure Heart. The accompanying audited consolidated financial statements were retroactively adjusted to reflect the effects of the recapitalization of the financial statements of the Company and the historical financial statements of Pure Heart.

 

Also on January 30, 2015, we transferred 100% equity interests of Moxian Intellectual Property Limited (“Moxian IP), our subsidiary, to Moxian, Inc. (“MOXC”) pursuant to the Equity Transfer Agreement. As a result of the Equity Transfer Transaction, Moxian IP ceased to be a subsidiary of the Company.

 

Rebel FC, which utilizes the trade name of Rebel Fighting Championship, was incorporated on October 28, 2014 in British Virgin Islands and engages in hosting and promoting MMA events since its corporation.

 

Pure Heart was incorporated under the laws of the Singapore on August 24, 2000 under the name “Soo Kee Coffeeshop Pte. Ltd.” Effective on November 27, 2002, it changed its name to “Asia Pacific Export International Pte Ltd.” It later changed its name from “Asia Pacific Export International Pte Ltd.” to “Pure Heart Entertainment Pte Ltd.” on June 7, 2013. As of October 30, 2014, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rebel FC. Pure Heart is an operating subsidiary of the Company and is dedicated to hosting and promoting MMA events.

 

SCA Capital, a British Virgin Islands company, was incorporated on January 7, 2011 and holds the intellectual property rights relating to the Rebel FC business. On October 28, 2014, SCA Capital became the wholly-owned subsidiary of Rebel FC.

 

On June 21, 2017, Pure Heart formed Rebel Shanghai Limited, which was incorporated in Shanghai China in order to acquire Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd. and the business expansion in the southern part of PRC.

 

On October 1, 2017, the Company entered into a Share Transfer Agreement (the “Share Transfer”) with Naixin Qi, an individual (the “Shareholder”), the sole shareholder of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Co. Ltd, a company organized under the laws of PRC (the “Qingdao Quanyao”).

 

Pursuant to the Transfer Agreement, Pure Heart, through a wholly foreign owned entity (the “WOFE”) agreed to acquire 100% share of the outstanding equity interests (the “Equity Stake”) of the Qingdao Quanyao from the Shareholder with the purchase price valued at approximately $7,000,000 consisting of the following: (i) the forgiveness of debt owed by the Target Company to Pure Heart as of October 1, 2017, in the amount of approximately $2,825,000 (the “Forgiven Debts”) and (ii) 12,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) (together the “Purchase Price”) (See Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements for detail).

 

Qingdao Quanyao holds 50% shares of Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co Ltd since January 8, 2015 (date of incorporation).

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

   

2. Summary of principal accounting policies

 

Basis of presentation and consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries are prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

 

All significant inter-company transactions and balances have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

The Company’s audited consolidated financial statements have been presented on the basis that it is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The fiscal year end is December 31.

 

Liquidity and capital resource  

 

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $40,372, decreased $18,051, when comparing with $22,321 as of December 31, 2016. The net cash used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $3,498,642, decreased about $3,237,636 when comparing with $261,006 for the year ended December 31, 2016. The net decrease in cash and cash equivalents was mainly result from cash used for the operation. The Company’s principal sources of liquidity have been cash provided by advances from shareholders. The Company’s operating results for future periods are subject to numerous uncertainties and it is uncertain if the Company will be able to maintain profitability and continue growth for the foreseeable future. If management is not able to increase revenue and manage operating expenses in line with revenue forecasts, the Company may not be able to maintain profitability.

 

The Company will focus on improving operation efficiency and cost reduction, developing core cash-generating business. Actions include extent the advances from the major shareholders, seeking additional public and/or private issuance of securities, as well as look for strategic business partners to optimize our operations. On March 16, 2018, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with Shaw Chai Li Howard, a third party investor (the “Investor”). The Investor is expected to remit three equal instalments in the amount of $1 million each, and $3 million in the aggregate, in exchange for such numbers of the Company’s common stock as determined pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, all three instalments are expected to be remitted prior to December 31, 2018. The Company also received financial support commitments from the Company’s major shareholder.

 

The Company believes that available cash and cash equivalents, together with actions as mentioned above, should enable the Company to meet presently anticipated cash needs for at least the next 12 months after the date that the financial statements are issued. However, if the Company is unable to obtain the necessary additional capital on a timely basis and on acceptable terms, it will be unable to implement its current plans for expansion, repay debt obligations or respond to competitive pressures. Any of these factors would have a material adverse effect on its business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations and raise substantial doubts about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 have been prepared on a going concern basis and do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classifications of assets or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that may result from the inability of the Company to continue as a going concern.

 

Revenue recognition

 

Revenue is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; delivery has occurred or services have been rendered; the price is fixed or determinable; and collectability is reasonably assured.

 

Use of estimates

 

The preparation of the combined financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the combined financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of bank deposits with original maturities of three months or less, which are unrestricted as to withdrawal and use the Company maintained accounts at banks and have not experienced any losses from such concentrations.

   

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Fair value of financial instruments

 

Fair value information of financial instruments requires disclosure, whether or not recognized in the balance sheets, for which it is practicable to estimate that value. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. In that regard, the derived fair value estimates cannot be substantiated by comparison to independent markets and, in many cases, could not be realized in immediate settlement of the instruments. Certain financial instruments and all nonfinancial assets and liabilities are excluded from fair value disclosure requirements. Accordingly, the aggregate fair value amounts do not represent the underlying value of the Company.

 

Level 1 inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the assets or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instruments.

Level 3 inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value.

 

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, financial instruments of the Company primarily comprise of cash, other receivable, accrued expenses and long-term investment, which the carrying amounts approximated their fair values because of their generally short maturities.

 

Foreign currency translation and transactions

 

The reporting currency of the Company is United States Dollars (“US$”), which is also the Company’s functional currency. The Singapore and PRC subsidiaries maintain their books and records in its local currency, the Singapore dollar (“SGD”) and Renminbi dollar (“RMB”), which are their functional currencies as being the primary currency of the economic environment in which these entities operate.

 

Transactions in foreign currencies other than functional currencies are initially recorded at the functional currency rate ruling at the date of transaction. Any differences between the initially recorded amount and the settlement amount are recorded as a gain or loss on foreign currency transaction in the statements of income. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are translated at the functional currency rate of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date. Any differences are taken to profit or loss as a gain or loss on foreign currency translation in the statements of income.

 

The Company translated the assets and liabilities into US dollars using the rate of exchange prevailing at the applicable balance sheet date and the statements of income and cash flows are translated at an average rate during the reporting period.  Adjustments resulting from the translation are recorded in investors’ equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Income taxes

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the combined financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recognized for the tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their financial reporting amounts at each period end based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income (refer to the header “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” in Note 12 to the consolidated financial statements for further discussion on the impact to the enacted tax laws in 2017). Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

Entities should recognize in the audited consolidated financial statements the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not of being sustained upon examination, based on the technical merits of the position. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is greater than 50% likely of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs. The Company has elected to classify interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits, if and when required, as part of income tax expense in the statements of operations.

 

In January 2018, the SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, Income Tax Accounting Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“SAB 118”) to provide guidance for companies that have not completed their accounting for the income tax effects of the 2017 Tax Act in the period of enactment. Specifically, SAB 118 states that companies that have not completed accounting for the effects of the 2017 Tax Act by financial reporting deadlines may report provisional amounts based on reasonable estimates for items for which the accounting is incomplete. Those provisional amounts will be subject to adjustment during a measurement period that begins in the reporting period that includes the 2017 Tax Act’s enactment date and ends when a company has obtained, prepared and analyzed the information needed to complete the accounting requirements under ASC 740 Income Taxes. The measurement period should not extend beyond one year from the enactment date. Furthermore, SAB 118 states that if a company cannot make a reasonable estimate for an income tax effect, it should not account for that effect until it can make such an estimate.

 

In accordance with SAB 118, the Company has recorded approximately $991,000 of deferred tax liability in connection with the re-measurement of certain unrealized gain from available-for- sale securities. Any subsequent adjustment to these amounts will be recorded to current tax expense in the period when the available-for- sale securities were disposed.

 

The Company has determined that we cannot make a reasonable estimate of the income tax effect with respect to global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions of the 2017 Tax Act. The GILTI provisions allow companies to make an accounting policy election to either (i) account for GILTI as a component of tax expense in the period in which the entity is subject to the rules or (ii) account for GILTI in the entity’s measurement of deferred taxes. Our ultimate accounting policy election will depend on our estimates of future taxable income related to GILTI. Refer to the Note 12 – “Income Taxes” for further discussion on the impact of tax laws enacted during 2017.

   

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Earnings (loss) per share

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period while the effects of potential common shares outstanding during the period are included in diluted earnings per share.  The average market price during the year is used to compute equivalent shares.

 

Employee equity share options, non-vested shares and similar equity instruments granted to employees are treated as potential common shares in computing diluted earnings per share. Diluted earnings per share should be based on the actual number of options or shares granted and not yet forfeited, unless doing so would be anti-dilutive. The Company uses the “treasury stock” method for equity instruments granted in share-based payment transactions.

 

Plant and equipment

 

Plant and equipment are recorded at cost. Significant additions or improvements extending useful lives of assets are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives as follows:

 

Equipment 3 - 5 years

 

Intangible assets

 

Intangible assets, comprising trade mark and other intangible assets, which are separable from the fixed assets, are stated at cost less accumulated amortization. Amortization is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of 10 years.

 

Goodwill

 

Goodwill represents the excess of the consideration over the fair value of the net assets acquired at the date of acquisition. Goodwill is not amortized but rather tested for impairment at least annually at the reporting until level by applying a fair-value based test in accordance with accounting and disclosure requirements for goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets. This test is performed by management annually or more frequently if the Company believes impairment indicators are present.

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

The Company reviews its long-lived assets, other than goodwill, including property and equipment and intangible assets with definite lives for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may no longer be recoverable. When these events occur, the Company measures impairment by comparing the carrying values of the long-lived assets to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to result from the use of the assets and their eventual disposition. If the sum of the expected undiscounted cash flows is less than the carrying amounts of the assets, the Company would recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying value over the assessed discounted cash flow amount.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Impairment of goodwill 

 

The Company reviews the carrying value of intangible assets with indefinite lives not subject to amortization, including goodwill, to determine whether impairment may exist annually or more frequently if events and circumstances indicate that it is more likely than not that an impairment has occurred. The Company has the option to assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step assessment. If the Company believes, as a result of the qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the two-step quantities impairment test described below is required. The first step compares the fair values of each reporting unit to its carrying amount, including goodwill. If the fair value of each reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, the assets are not considered to be impaired and the second step will not be required. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the second step compares the implied fair value of goodwill to the carrying value of a reporting unit’s goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined in a manner similar to accounting for a business acquisition with the allocation of the assessed fair value determined in the first step to the assets and liabilities of the reporting unit. The excess of the fair value of the reporting unit over the amounts assigned to the assets and liabilities is the implied fair value of goodwill. An impairment loss is recognized for any excess in the carrying value of goodwill over the implied fair value of goodwill. Estimating fair value is performed by utilizing various valuation techniques, with the primary technique being a discounted cash flow.

 

Long-term investment

 

Investments comprise marketable securities which are classified as available-for-sale securities and are carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses, net of taxes, reported as a separate component of shareholders’ equity (deficit). The Company determines any realized gains or losses on the sale of marketable securities on a specific identification method and records such gains and losses as a component of other income (expense), net in the consolidated statement of income.

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

The Company has adopted FASB Accounting Standard Codification Topic 220 (“ASC 220”) “Comprehensive income” (formerly known as SFAS No. 130, “Reporting Comprehensive Income”), which establishes standards for reporting and the presentation of comprehensive income (loss), its components and accumulated balances. Accumulated other comprehensive income represents the unrealized fair value (loss) gain on long-term investment and the accumulated balance of foreign currency translation adjustments of the Company.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Concentrations and risks  

 

-     Foreign currency risk

 

A majority of the Company’s expense transactions are denominated in RMB and a significant portion of the Company and its subsidiaries’ assets and liabilities are denominated in RMB. RMB is not freely convertible into foreign currencies. In the PRC, certain foreign exchange transactions are required by law to be transacted only by authorized financial institutions at exchange rates set by the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”). Remittances in currencies other than RMB by the Company in China must be processed through the PBOC or other China foreign exchange regulatory bodies which require certain supporting documentation in order to affect the remittance.

 

Our functional currency is the RMB and Singapore dollars in subsidiaries in China and Singapore, respectively, and our financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars. The Singapore dollars depreciated by 7.6% in fiscal year 2017. It is difficult to predict how market forces or PRC or U.S. government policy may impact the exchange rate between the RMB and the U.S. dollar in the future. The change in the value of the RMB relative to the U.S. dollar may affect our financial results reported in the U.S. dollar terms without giving effect to any underlying changes in our business or results of operations. Currently, our assets, liabilities, revenues and costs are denominated in RMB.

 

To the extent that the Company needs to convert U.S. dollars into RMB for capital expenditures and working capital and other business purposes, appreciation of RMB against U.S. dollar would have an adverse effect on the RMB amount the Company would receive from the conversion. Conversely, if the Company decides to convert RMB into U.S. dollar for the purpose of making payments for dividends, strategic acquisition or investments or other business purposes, appreciation of U.S. dollar against RMB would have a negative effect on the U.S. dollar amount available to the Company.

 

-     Concentration of credit risk

 

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company had $39,709, and $22,321 of cash and cash equivalents on deposit at financial institutions in Singapore, respectively.

 

-     Significant customers

 

For the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, Qingdao Quanyao and its investment company, Qingdao Leibo Sport Culture Co., Ltd., accounted for 99.9% and 99.9% of the Company’s total revenues, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2016, Leibo accounted for 26.0% of the Company’s total accounts receivable balance.

 

*Qingdao Quanyao was acquired by the Company in October 2017, see details at note 3.

 

Statement of Cash Flows

 

Cash flows from the Company’s operations are formulated based upon the local currencies. As a result, amounts related to assets and liabilities reported on the statements of cash flows will not necessarily agree with changes in the corresponding balances on the balance sheets.

 

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EBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

The significant operations of the Company are located in the PRC. Accordingly, the Company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations may be influenced by political, economic, and legal environments in the PRC, as well as by the general state of the PRC economy. The Company’s results may be adversely affected by changes in the political, regulatory and social conditions in the PRC. Although the Company has not experienced losses from these situations and believes that it is in compliance with existing laws and regulations including its organization and structure disclosed in Note 1, may not be indicative of future results.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Guidance  

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). This ASU will supersede the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance, and creates guidance for when revenue should be recognized from the exchange of goods or services. ASU No. 2016-08 was issued in March 2016 to clarify the principal versus agent guidance in this new revenue recognition standard. ASU 2016-10 was issued in April 2016 to clarify the guidance on accounting for licenses of intellectual property and identifying performance obligations in the new revenue recognition standard. ASU 2016-12 was issued in May 2016 to clarify the guidance on transition, collectability, noncash consideration and the presentation of sales and other similar taxes in the new revenue recognition standard. ASU 2016-20 was issued in December 2016 to make technical corrections and improvements on narrow aspects of this guidance. ASU No. 2015-14 was issued in August 2015 to defer the effective date of ASU 2014-09 for one year. The new standard permits adoption either by using (i) a full retrospective approach for all periods presented in the period of adoption or (ii) a modified retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially applying the new standard recognized at the date of initial application and providing certain additional disclosures. The new standard is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. The Company will adopt the revenue recognition guidance beginning January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method of adoption. The Company has determined that the adoption of Topic 606 would not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business”. The amendments in this ASU clarify the definition of a business with the objective of adding guidance to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. These amendments take effect for public businesses for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within those periods assuming the Company will remain an emerging growth company at that date. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on July 1, 2018. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017 the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment.” This new standard eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Instead, an entity should compare the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value, not to exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years, which means that it will be effective for us in the first quarter of our fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 assuming the Company still remains an emerging growth company at that date. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of our pending adoption of ASU 2017-04 on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Scope of Modification Accounting, to provide guidance to clarify when to account for a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award as a modification. Under the new guidance, modification accounting is required only if the fair value, the vesting conditions, or the classification of the award (as equity or liability) changes as a result of the changes in terms or conditions. ASU 2017-09 is effective for all entities for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017 assuming the Company still remains an emerging growth company at that date. Early adoption is permitted and application is prospective. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on July 1, 2018. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

2. Summary of principal accounting policies (continued)

 

Recently Issued Accounting Guidance (continued)

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815). The guidance of Part I is to clarify accounting for certain financial instruments with down round feature in a financial instrument that reduces the strike price of an issued financial instrument if the issuer sells shares of its stock for an amount less than the currently stated strike price of the issued financial instrument or issues an equity-linked financial instrument with a strike price below the currently stated strike price of the issued financial instrument. For freestanding equity classified financial instruments, the amendments require entities that present earnings per share (EPS) in accordance with Topic 260 to recognize the effect of the down round feature when it is triggered. That effect is treated as a dividend and as a reduction of income available to common shareholders in basic EPS. Convertible instruments with embedded conversion options that have down round features are now subject to the specialized guidance for contingent beneficial conversion features. The amendments also recharacterize the indefinite deferral of certain provisions of Topic 480 that now are presented as pending content in the Codification, to a scope exception. Those amendments do not have an accounting effect. The amendments in Part I of ASU No. 2017-11 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted for all entities, including adoption in an interim period. The amendments in Part II of this Update do not require any transition guidance because those amendments do not have an accounting effect. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on July 1, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of our pending adoption of ASU 2017-11 on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In November 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-14, Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), and Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). This Accounting Standards Update supersedes various SEC paragraphs and amends an SEC paragraphs pursuant to the issuance of Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 116 and SEC Release No.33-10403. Management plans to adopt this ASU during the year ending December 2019. The Company does not believe the adoption of this ASU would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-02, “Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”. The amendments eliminate the stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and will improve the usefulness of information reported to financial statement users. ASU No. 2018-02 is effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on July 1, 2019. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-03, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Financial Instruments—Overall (Subtopic 825-10), to provide guidance to clarify recognition and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities. The amendments clarify certain aspects of the guidance issued in ASU No. 2016-01. All entities may early adopt ASU No. 2018-03 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those fiscal years, as long as they have adopted Update 2016-01. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on July 1, 2018. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of our pending adoption of ASU 2018-03 on its consolidated financial statements.

 

On March of 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-05 - Income Taxes (Topic 740): Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“ASU 2018-05”), which amends the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and XBRL Taxonomy based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) that was signed into law on December 22, 2017 and Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”) that was released by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Act changes numerous provisions that impact U.S. corporate tax rates, business-related exclusions, and deductions and credits and may additionally have international tax consequences for many companies that operate internationally. We have evaluated the impact of the Act as well as the guidance of SAB 118 and incorporated the changes into the determination of a reasonable estimate of our deferred tax liability and appropriate disclosures in the notes to our consolidated financial statements. We will continue to evaluate the impact this tax reform legislation may have on our results of operations, financial position, cash flows and related disclosures.

 

The Company does not believe other recently issued but not yet effective accounting statements, if recently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, statements of income and comprehensive income and statements of cash flows.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications have no effect on the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

3. Business acquisition

 

On October 1, 2017, Rebel Group, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Share Transfer Agreement (the “Share Transfer”) with Naixin Qi, an individual (the “Shareholder”), the sole shareholder of Qingdao Quanyao Sports Consulting Ltd, a company organized under the laws of PRC (the “Qingdao Quanyao”). The Company believes that the acquisition will allow it to better manage opportunities.

 

Pursuant to the Transfer Agreement, Pure Heart, through a wholly foreign owned entity (the “WOFE”) agreed to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity interests (the “Equity Stake”) of the Qingdao Quanyao from the Shareholder with the purchase price valued at approximately $7,000,000 consisting of the following: (i) the forgiveness of debt owed by the Qingdao Quanyao to Pure Heart as of October 1, 2017, in the amount of approximately $2,825,000 (the “Forgiven Debts”) and (ii) 12,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) (together the “Purchase Price”).

 

Qingdao Quanyao holds 50% shares of Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co Ltd (“Leibo”) since January 8, 2015 (date of incorporation).

 

  Consideration      
  Ordinary shares – 12,000,000   $ 4,175,000  
  Other receivables – Qingdao Quanyao     2,825,000  
  Total consideration     7,000,000  
           
  Fair values of identifiable assets:        
           
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,870  
  Prepayment and deposit     10,992  
  Other receivables – Leibo     168,367  
  Other receivables - Others     94,914  
  Property and equipment, net     4,315  
  Total identifiable assets     280,458  
  Goodwill     6,719,542  
  Total   $ 7,000,000  

 

The goodwill of $6,719,542 arising from the acquisition consists largely of synergies and economies of scale expected from combining the operations of Qingdao Quanyao. None of the goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purpose.

 

There is no revenue and earnings of Qingdao Quanyao since the acquisition date, which would be included in the consolidated income statement.

  

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

4 . Property and equipment

 

Property and equipment are comprised of:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Equipment   $ 103,126     $ 77,860  
  Less:  accumulated depreciation     (71,657 )     (48,669 )
  Total property and equipment, net   $ 31,469     $ 29,191  

 

The depreciation expenses for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 were $18,304 and $14,686, respectively.

 

5. Intangible assets

 

Intangible assets are comprised of:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Trademark   $ 16,974     $ 15,684  
  Other intangible assets     133,945       123,767  
      $ 150,919     $ 139,451  
  Less: accumulated amortization     (52,294 )     (35,943 )
  Total intangible assets, net   $ 98,625     $ 103,508  

 

No significant residual value is estimated for these intangible assets. Amortization expense for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, totaled $12,974 and $12,977, respectively. The following table represents the total estimated amortization of intangible assets for the five succeeding years:

 

      Estimated Amortization Expense  
         
  2018   $ 13,394  
  2019     13,394  
  2020     13,394  
  2021     13,394  
  2022 and thereafter     45,049  
      $ 98,625  

  

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

6. Goodwill  

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill were as follows:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Balance at the beginning of the year   $ -     $ -  
  Goodwill arising from acquisition of Quanyao (Note 3)     6,719,542       -  
  Foreign currency translation adjustment     -       -  
  Balance at the end of the year   $ 6,719,542     $ -  

 

The Company performed its annual goodwill impairment review for the year ended December 31, 2017 and determined there was no impairment as of December 31, 2017.

 

7. Long-term investment

 

On January 30, 2015, MOXC issued a convertible promissory note to the Company for $7,782,000 (the “MOXC Note”). The MOXC Note would become due and payable on October 30, 2015. Under the MOXC Note, MOXC has the option to convert any and all amounts due under the MOXC Note into the shares of MOXC’s shares of common stock (the “MOXC Common Stock”) at the conversion price of $1.00 per share (“Conversion Price”), if the volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of MOXC Common Stock for 30 trading days immediately prior to the date of conversion is higher than the Conversion Price. MOXC also has a right of first refusal to purchase the shares issuable upon conversion of the MOXC Note at the price of 80% of the VWAP of MOXC Common Stock for 30 trading days immediately prior to the date of the proposed repurchase by MOXC.

 

On August 14, 2015, due to the VWAP of the MOXC Common Stock for 30 trading day prior to August 14, 2015 is higher than $1.00, which triggered the clause of conversion under the MOXC Note, MOXC notified the Company that it elected to convert the amount of $3,891,000 under the MOXC Note into 3,891,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock at the conversion price of $1.00 (“August Conversion”). As a result of the August Conversion, the remainder amount of the MOXC Note is $3,891,000.

 

On September 28, 2015, MOXC notified the Company that it elected to convert the remainder of the MOXC Note, of $3,891,000 into 3,891,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock (“September Conversion”). After the August Conversion and September Conversion, consequently, all of the MOXC Note was converted into the total of 7,782,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock with no amount of the MOXC Note is outstanding as of December 31, 2015.

 

On June 20, 2016, MOXC has approved a reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-2 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). As a result, 3,891,000 shares of the MOXC Common Stock are outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 respectively.

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Cost   $ 7,782,000     $ 7,782,000  
  Fair value adjustment (including the effect of reverse stock split of $3,891,000 on June 20, 2016)     7,198,350       4,591,380  
  Total long-term investment   $ 14,980,350     $ 12,373,380  

 

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the fair value of MOXC was $3.85 and $3.18, respectively. For the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, the fair value gain (loss) of $2,606,970 and ($26,536,620) was recognized respectively. The Company has no intention to sell the investment in the near future.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

8. Bank loan

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Repayable within one year   $    -     $ 11,352  
  Total bank loan   $ -     $ 11,352  

 

The interest expenses for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 were $263 and $1,025, respectively.

 

On August 15, 2014, Pure Heart and DBS Bank entered into a banking facility (the “Banking Facility”), pursuant to which DBS Bank disbursed Singapore dollar $50,000 to Pure Heart for working capital. The interest rate of the loan is 6.00% per annum on monthly outstanding balance. The term for the banking facility is three years. Pure Heart shall repay in 36 installments for Singapore dollar $1,522 each month. Mr. Khian Kiee Leong and Mr. Aan Yee Leong, Justin, the directors of Pure Heart personally guaranteed the Banking Facility jointly and severally. The bank loan was fully paid off as of December 31, 2017.

 

9. Convertible loans

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Repayable within one year   $ 495,391     $      -  
      $ 495,391     $ -  

 

Interest expenses for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 was $29,258 and $nil, respectively.

 

On March 15, 2017, the Company, Khian Kiee Leong, and Bon Peng Lee (“Lee”) entered into an agreement to document the loan of Singapore Dollars (“S$”) 50,000 ($35,715) that Lee advanced to the Company on March 15, 2017 and shall be repayable on March 14, 2018 (“Repayment Date”), with an interest of 10% per annum. Lee may convert all of the principal amount, into 71,430 shares of Company’s common stock after the Repayment Date.

 

On March 24, 2017, the Company, Khian Kiee Leong, and Mui Ken Chiam (“Chiam”) entered into an agreement to document the loan of S$200,000 ($142,856) that Chiam advanced to the Company on March 24, 2017 and shall be repayable on March 23, 2018 (“Maturity Date”), with an interest of 10% per annum. Chiam shall have the option to extend the term of the loan from the Maturity Date to March 23, 2019 (“Extended Maturity Date”). Chiam may convert all of the principal amount, into shares of Company’s common stock (“Conversion Right”) at any time for the period commencing on the date hereof and ending on March 23, 2019 (“Conversion Period”). In the event that the Conversion Right is exercised within 7 Business Days immediately following the Maturity Date, the conversion will be based on the share price of $0.50. In the event that the Conversion Right is exercised after the Maturity Date but within 7 Business Days immediately following the Extended Maturity Date, the conversion will be based on the share price of $0.60.

 

The company is still in discussion with Lee and Chiam to extend the convertible loans as of the reporting date.

 

On May 5, 2017, the Company, Khian Kiee Leong, and Chee Keong Teng (“Teng”) entered into an agreement to document the loan of $300,000 that Teng advanced to the Company on May 5, 2017 and shall be repayable on May 4, 2018 (“Maturity Date”), with an interest of 10% per annum. Teng shall have the option to extend the term of the loan from the Maturity Date to May 4, 2019 (“Extended Maturity Date”). Teng may convert all of the principal amount, into shares of Company’s common stock (“Conversion Right”) at any time for the period commencing on the date hereof and ending on May 4, 2019 (“Conversion Period”). In the event that the Conversion Right is exercised within 7 Business Days immediately following the Maturity Date, the conversion will be based on the share price of $0.50. In the event that the Conversion Right is exercised after the Maturity Date but within 7 Business Days immediately following the Extended Maturity Date, the conversion will be based on the share price of $0.60.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

10. Due to shareholders

 

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the due to shareholders is $1,178,675 and $1,026,432 respectively. The amount is unsecured, interest free due on demand and has no fixed terms of repayment.

 

11. Stockholders’ equity

 

On January 30, 2015, the Company, Rebel FC and the stockholder of Rebel FC who owned 100% of Rebel FC (the “Rebel FC Stockholder”) entered into and consummated transactions pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement, whereby the Company issued to the Rebel FC Stockholder an aggregate of 20,700,000 shares of its Common Stock, in exchange for 100% of the equity interests of Rebel FC held by the Rebel FC Stockholder. The shares of our Common Stock received by the Rebel FC Stockholder in the Share Exchange Transaction constitute approximately 90% of our issued and outstanding Common Stock giving effect to the issuance of shares pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement. As a result of the Share Exchange Transaction, Rebel FC, together with its subsidiaries, Pure Heart and SCA Capital, became the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company issued shares of common stock 7,796,890 for cash consideration $3,019,715 and 665,000 shares for service. And the Company further issued 12,000,000 shares of common stock for acquisition of subsidiaries Qingdao Quanyao (See Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements for detail).

 

12. Taxation

 

The Company and its subsidiaries file separate income tax returns.

 

The United States of America

Rebel Group, Inc. is incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida in the U.S., and is subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax. The State of Florida imposes corporate state income tax at 5.5%. As of December 31, 2017, future net operating losses of approximately $2.8 million are available to offset future operating income through 2036.

 

On December 22, 2017, the 2017 Tax Act was enacted into law. Beginning January 1, 2018, the 2017 Tax Act reduces the U.S. federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, requires companies to pay a one-time transition tax on earnings of certain foreign subsidiaries that were previously tax deferred, creates new taxes on certain foreign sourced earnings, repeals the Alternative Minimum Tax (“AMT”), and expands the number of individuals whose compensation is subject to a $1.0 million cap on deductibility, amongst other changes. In certain cases, as described below, we have made a reasonable estimate of the effects on our existing deferred tax balances and refundable AMT credit. In other cases, we have not been able to make a reasonable estimate and continue to account for those items based on our existing accounting and the provisions of the tax laws that were in effect immediately prior to enactment. We will continue to refine our calculations as additional analysis is completed.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

12. Taxation (continued)

 

One-time transitional tax. As part of the 2017 Tax Act, total foreign earnings and profits (“E&P”) after 1986, that were previously deferred from U.S. federal taxation, are subject to a one-time tax on the mandatory deemed repatriation of foreign earnings. The Company’s provisional analysis of the one-time transition tax resulted in no additional taxes being owed due to the overall accumulated E&P deficit for the income tax purpose.

 

With respect to global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”) provisions of the 2017 Tax Act, the Company is continuing to evaluate how the provisions will be accounted for. The GILTI provisions allow companies to make an accounting policy election to either (i) account for GILTI as a component of tax expense in the period in which the entity is subject to the rules or (ii) account for GILTI in the entity’s measurement of deferred taxes. As of December 31, 2017, the Company has not elected a method due to its continuing analysis of the GILTI provisions. The elected method will depend, in part, on analyzing global income.

 

British Virgin Islands

Rebel FC and SCA Capital are incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and are not subject to income taxes under the current laws of the British Virgin Islands.

 

Singapore

Pure Heart was incorporated in Singapore and is subject to Singapore corporate income tax at 17%.

 

People of Republic China (“PRC”)

Rebel Shanghai and Qingdao Quanyao were incorporated in PRC and are subject to statutory Enterprise Income Tax rate of the PRC at 25%.

 

The Company has a number of open tax years which include the tax years ended December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016 that have not been filed. While it is often difficult to predict the final outcome or the timing of uncertain tax position, the Company believes that the accruals for the income taxes reflect the most likely outcome for the unfiled tax years. The Company had approximately $40,000 and nil of interest and penalties accrued at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Based upon management’s assessment of all available evidence, the Company believes that it is more-likely-than-not that the deferred tax assets, primarily for certain of the subsidiaries NOL carry-forwards will not be realizable; and therefore, a full valuation allowance is established for NOL carry-forwards. The valuation allowance for deferred tax assets was approximately $904,000 and $904,000 as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

12. Taxation (continued)

 

The Company does not anticipate any significant increase to its liability for unrecognized tax benefit within the next 12 months. The Company will classify interest and penalties related to income tax matters, if any, in income tax expense.

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
  Income tax expense is comprised of:            
  Current income tax   $ 44,507     $ -  
  Deferred income tax expense (benefit)     -       -  
  Total income taxes expense   $ 44,507     $ -  

 

The Company’s effective income tax rates were 2% and 0% for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Income tax mainly consists of foreign income tax at statutory rates and the effects of permanent and temporary differences.

 

The following table reconciles the U.S. statutory rates to the Company’s effective tax rate for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  U.S. statutory rates     21%     34%
  Foreign income not recognized in the U.S.     (21% )     (34% )
  Effect of permanent difference (1)     2%     -  
  Effective income tax rates     2%     0%

 

(1) Permanent difference consisted of mainly income tax non-deductible items, income tax penalty and interest.

 

Deferred income taxes are recognized for tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements at each year-end and tax loss carry forwards. Deferred income tax was measured using the enacted income tax rates for the periods in which they are expected to be reversed. The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to the following approximate deferred tax liabilities as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 are presented below:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
                   
  Unrealized fair value gains on long-term investment   $ 3,145,874     $ 1,606,983  

 

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

13. Related party transactions  

 

As at December 31, 2017 and 2016, amounts due to shareholders were $1,178,675 and $1,026,432 respectively. The amounts are unsecured, interest free due on demand and does not have a fixed repayment date.

 

A summary of changes in the amount due to the chairman of the Company is as follows:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  At beginning of year   $ 978,974     $ 758,064  
  Advance (Repayment) from shareholder, net     49,745       220,910  
  At end of year   $ 1,028,719     $ 978,974  

 

A summary of changes in the amount due to the CEO of the Company is as follows:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Beginning of year   $ 47,458     $ 16,573  
  Advance (Repayment) from shareholder, net     102,498       30,885  
  End of year   $ 149,956     $ 47,458  

 

As at December 31, 2017 and 2016, trade and other receivables – related party was $271,142 and $nil respectively. The amounts is unsecured, interest free and does not has a fixed repayment date.

 

A summary of changes in the amount due from Qingdao Leibo Sports Culture Co Ltd is as follows:

 

      As of December 31,  
      2017     2016  
               
  Beginning of year   $ -     $      -  
  Advances received for the year     271,142       -  
  End of year   $ 271,142     $ -  

  

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REBEL GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Stated in US Dollars)

 

14. Commitments and contingencies

 

Operating Lease

 

The Company’s subsidiaries lease administrative office space under various operating lease rent expense amounted to $61,536 and $29,027 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Further minimum lease payment under non-cancelable operating leases are as follows:

 

  Twelve months ending December 31,      
  2018   $ 139,895  
  2019     139,895  
  2020     128,236  
  Total minimum lease payments   $ 408,026  

 

Legal Proceeding

 

There has been no legal proceeding in which the Company is a party for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

15. Subsequent events

 

As of March 16, 2018, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with a third party investor (the “Investor”). The Investor is expected to remit three equal instalments in the amount of $1 million each, and $3 million in the aggregate, in exchange for 3 million shares of the Company’s common stock as determined pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, all three instalments are expected to be remitted prior to December 31, 2018.

 

The foregoing description of the terms of the Subscription Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirely by, the full text of the Subscription Agreement, which is expected to be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s upcoming periodic report.

 

Except of the above, there were no events or transactions other than those disclosed in this report, if any, that would require recognition or disclosure in our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

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