Annual Report (10-k)

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Annual Report (10-k)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D. C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018

 

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

 

For the Transition Period from ______________to ______________

 

 

GEX MANAGEMENT , INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Texas   333-213470   56-2428818

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

12001 N. Central Expressway

Suite 825

Dallas, Texas 75243

 

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 877-210-4396

 

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, Par value $0.001

 

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

 

Indicate by a check mark whether the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act. Yes [  ] No [X]

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) 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, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large 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 [  ] Smaller Reporting Company [X]
       
Emerging growth company [X]      

 

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. [X]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act): Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of March 30, 2019: $ 697,361.

 

Indicate the number of Shares of outstanding of each of the Registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: As of April 1, 2019, the Registrant had 348,680,636 shares of common stock outstanding.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

None

 

 

 

     
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  PART I  
     
Item 1. Business 4
Item 1A. Risk Factors 7
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments 7
Item 2. Description of Properties 7
Item 3. Legal Proceedings 7
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 7
     
  PART II  
     
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Shareholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities 8
Item 6. Selected Financial Data 8
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 9
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 12
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 12
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 12
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures 12
Item 9B. Other Information 13
     
  PART III  
     
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance 14
Item 11. Executive Compensation 19
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters 20
Item 13. Certain Relationship and Related Transactions and Director Independence 20
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services 20
     
  PART IV  
     
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules 21

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

For purposes of this Annual Report, the terms “GEX,” “GEX Management,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to GEX Management, Inc., a Texas Corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Included in this Annual Report are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases, regarding, among other things, all statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report, including statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy and plans and objectives of management for future operations. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “is likely,” “will,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. In addition, our past results of operations do not necessarily indicate our future results.

 

From time to time, we also provide forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the public, as well as oral forward-looking statements. Such statements relate to our current expectations, projections and assumptions about our business, the economy and future events or conditions. They do not relate strictly to historical or current facts.

 

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from past results and from those indicated by such forward-looking statements if known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things:

 

  our ability to execute our business plans or growth strategy;
  the nature of investment and acquisition opportunities we are pursuing, and the successful execution of such investments and acquisitions;
  our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and realize synergies;
  variations in our results of operations;
  our ability to accurately forecast the revenue under our contracts;
  competition for our services;
  our failure to maintain a high level of client retention or the unexpected reduction in scope or termination of key contracts with major clients;
  client dissatisfaction, our non-compliance with contractual provisions or regulatory requirements;
  our inability to manage our relationships with our clients;
  pending or threatened litigation;
  unfavorable outcomes in legal proceedings;
  our ability to generate sufficient cash to cover our interest and principal payments under our note payable, or to borrow or use credit;
  unexpected changes in tax laws, regulations or guidance and unexpected changes in our effective tax rate; and
  the market price of our common stock.

 

Other sections of this report may include additional factors which could adversely affect our business and financial performance. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to anticipate all the relevant risks to our business, and we cannot assess the impact of all such risks on our business or the extent to which any risk, or combination of risks, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Those factors include, among others, those matters disclosed in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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Except as otherwise required by applicable laws and regulations, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or the risk factors described in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason after the date of this report. Neither the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 nor Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 provides any protection to us for statements made in this report. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or performance. We cannot assure you that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

History and Development of Business

 

GEX Management, Inc. was originally formed in 2004 as Group Excellence Management, LLC. d/b/a MyEasyHQ. In March of 2016, it was converted from a limited liability company into a C corporation and changed its name to GEX Management, Inc. in April of 2016. GEX Management obtained its license to operate as a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), and established GEX Staffing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GEX Management, in March 2017 in order to begin distinguishing its staffing and PEO operations.

 

Carl Dorvil founded Group Excellence, LLC, a tutoring and mentoring company, from his dorm room at Southern Methodist University in 2004. Group Excellence provided tutoring and mentoring services to students with the goal of inspiring young persons to pursue high personal and academic achievement. The company quickly grew to more than six hundred employees. In 2011, Group Excellence was on Inc. 500’s annual list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States.

 

In response to rapid growth, Mr. Dorvil developed GEX Management to facilitate the back-office functions of his company. GEX Management provided Group Excellence, LLC with human resources, IT, accounting/bookkeeping, social media, payroll, and conducted a majority of the overall operations of the company. Mr. Dorvil sold Group Excellence, LLC in 2011 but maintained ownership of GEX Management, which continued as a Professional Services Company providing back office support to the tutoring company, as well as third-party clients. In 2016 GEX Management revised its business model to provide staffing and back-office services to a wide variety of industries in order to expand the Company’s footprint, thereby building on the previous 12-year history of exceptional client service. On February 23, 2018, the US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, mentioned at the “African American Leaders in the White House: Education, Business and Policy” that Dorvil was “the youngest African American CEO ever to take a company public in U.S. history.”

 

Over the last few years, GEX Management experienced tremendous growth in sales and customer pipeline - staffing business grew by over 1600%+ from 2016 to 2017 with the firm being named among the “fastest growing public companies in the North Texas region” by the Dallas Morning News, while also significantly expanding its client footprints across multiple staffing, business consulting and PEO opportunities.

 

Under the current management, GEX Management has set strategic goals in 2019 to expand further into areas of higher margin and growth business categories particularly in the space of IT and Management Consulting as well as identify synergistic opportunities in healthcare sector to deliver significant cost rationalization, benefits and integrated staffing solutions to clients and customers alike. In February 2019, GEX Management was invited to be a Preferred Supplier for one of the largest Managed Service Providers to Fortune 100 Companies in the Enterprise Technology Consulting and Staffing solutions space which has resulted in a significant business development opportunity that is expected to result in a strong revenue pipeline for 2019 and beyond. Additionally, GEX executed a strategic staffing agreement with a leading Ohio based Healthcare group to deliver staffing, HR management, payroll processing and benefit administration services to the client’s healthcare and clinical practice centers in the mid-west region. Management expects these and other potential organic and inorganic growth opportunities to help the firm achieve strong revenue growth while also help move towards profitability by targeting higher margin, lower cost business models and relying on less expensive debt instruments to help reduce the burden across the firm’s capital structure while maximizing efficient use of operating capital.

 

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Business Operations

 

GEX Management is a progressive and growing provider of business management, PEO and staffing solutions for small to midsize businesses. By means of our value-driven co-employment model, we reduce employer stress and increase employee capacity by performing many of the skill-specific and time-intensive office functions that typically distract managers from growing their businesses. We likewise minimize employer-related risks and ensure that our clients are consistently in proper governmental compliance. Our service offerings include a robust PEO platform with online and mobile tools that allow our clients and their employees alike to manage their back-office information and conduct a variety of related functions 24-7. GEX Management also provides both long and short-term consulting and staffing solution services, including enterprise strategy and technology consulting, enterprise project management; grey, white and blue collar staffing solutions to middle market clients, and Human Capital Management (HCM) solution capabilities that include interview vetting, background checks, drug screening, employee onboarding, and more. The Company became licensed as a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”) in 2017.

 

GEX Management is strategically purposed to provide tailored business service products and services to our clients. Our client-responsive approach is a key differentiator in the industry.

 

Specific services are described below:

 

 

     

 

 

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Business Strategy

 

Our objective is to become a leading business management services company, and to continuously expand our client base. We seek to achieve this objective by continuing to implement our business strategy, which includes the primary elements enumerated below.

 

Marketing and Sales

 

Our comprehensive marketing efforts are fluid, adaptive, and results-driven. They comprise both traditional and non- traditional channels including print collateral, website, video, PowerPoint presentations, digital ads, social media posts and press releases. We likewise employ a small sales team. We strategically target small and mid-sized businesses that require the services we provide. Previously, a significant amount of corporate revenue has been derived through client referrals and management’s personal relationships. Our 2019 plan is to continue to leverage these important relationships while expanding our brand reach by means of integrated marketing campaigns, more timely, informative, and effectual messaging, and greater collaboration between marketing and sales in order to increase both client and sales growth.

 

Industry and Competitors

 

The PEO and Staffing industry is highly fragmented, resulting in robust competition. Competition affects our success in both the market segments we currently serve, as well as the new market segments we may enter in the future. We compete with several large business service companies, as well as PEOs and Administrative Service Organizations (“ASO”) that provide identical services to those GEX Management provides; some offer additional services. The financial and marketing resources of some of our competitors exceed those of GEX Management. Businesses primarily select a service provider based on price point/value, innovative/flexible product offerings, and quality of customer service.

 

Environmental Concerns

 

As a professional services company, federal, state or local laws that regulate the discharge of materials into the environment do not impact us.

 

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Number of Employees

 

As of December 31, 2018 we had 6 employees.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company we are not required to provide the information required by this item.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

None.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

Corporate Office

 

As of December 31, 2018, GEX’s corporate offices were located at 12001 N. Central Expressway Suite 825, Dallas, Texas. GEX entered into a 38-month lease agreement on September 28, 2016.

 

Other Property

 

On December 29, 2017 GEX purchased 100% of the membership interest in AMAST Consulting, LLC (“AMAST”), which owned a multi-use office building in Lowell, Arkansas, which had an occupancy rate of 100% at the time of the acquisition. The terms of the Agreement to purchase AMAST include the fulfillment of the lease obligations of the current tenants, as well as the assumption of the debt that is collateralized by the building and associated property. The consolidated financials include the assets and debt of AMAST.

 

On September 28, 2018, the Company, consummated a real property purchase and sale transaction (“Setco Property Purchase Transaction”) with Setco International Forwarding Corporation, a Texas corporation (“Setco”), pursuant to which the Company purchased a 16.84 acre tract of land from Setco, located at 13000 S. Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas, Texas, for an aggregate purchase price of $11,000,000.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

GEX is not subject to any pending legal proceedings, nor is the Company aware of any material threatened claims against it.

 

ITEM 5. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Promissory Note Payable with a principal balance of $500,000, and bearing interest at a rate of 15% per annum. This note was personally guaranteed by Carl Dorvil, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder and secured, among other things, certain liens and security interests including the Setco property purchased on September 28, 2019. This note was due to be paid in full by August 1, 2018. The Company had been in negotiations to restructure this loan, as it was originally intended as a bridge loan with a term of 57 days. Pursuant to these negotiations, in August 2018, the maturity date on the note was extended to August 30, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, the Company failed to pay the Principal Amount and, therefore, continued to be in default under the Note.

 

In connection with the Merchant Cash Advances, the company has occasionally defaulted on making certain daily interest payments as a result of lack of immediate access to capital to fulfill short term payment obligations related to these debt like instruments. As a result of these defaults in timely payments, Confession of Judgements have been filed by some of these MCAs in the New York district courts and GEXM is currently in the process of negotiating settlement terms on monies owed to these parties.

 

As a result of the highly irregular and unregulated nature of the Merchant Cash Advance industry, current management has taken the decision to move away from these cash advance opportunities introduced by the prior finance teams and will, going forward, solely rely on more traditional and regulated sources of financing available within the investment and regulated capital markets. Additionally, current management has determined it to be necessary to cease active business discussions with MCAs and proceed with settlement discussions to reduce or eliminate the monies owed to the MCAs and related parties in a timely manner. The potential inability of the Company to satisfy these MCA obligations in a timely manner could result in a significant impact on the financial and operational health of the company which could also potentially result in the company pursuing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and /or similar legal avenues if it is not able to settle these outstanding MCA obligations in a timely manner. While the management team has already begun these settlement conversations and is hopeful of reaching a resolution in a timely manner, there can be no guarantee that such a settlement will be reached any time soon.

 

On account of the management decision to immediately cease business discussion with most MCA groups and because of the lack of regulatory oversight in the MCA industry’s record keeping practices which could result in wrong or misleading data for balance confirmation or audit purposes , the management has relied solely on bank statement records and prior management inputs in determining the balance outstanding with MCAs as presented in the financial statements and believe this to be accurate to best of their knowledge based on internally available information .

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

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

 

Market Information

 

Our common stock is included in the OTCQB Market, under the symbol GXXM. The table below summarizes the high and low closing sales prices per share for our common stock for the periods indicated, as reported on OTCQB These amounts have been adjusted to reflect the 4 for 3 stock split of our common stock effected on December 12, 2017. The Company began trading on June 13, 2017 and therefore has no activity prior to the Quarter ended June 30, 2017.

 

Quarter Ended   March 31,     June 30,     September 30,     December 31,  
                         
Fiscal Year 2018                                
High   $ 3.48     $ 1.86     $ 1.15     $ 0.212  
Low   $ 3.408     $ 1.50     $ 1.15     $ 0.212  
                                 
Fiscal Year 2017                                
High   $     $ 8.60     $ 10.50     $ 8.25  
Low   $     $ 1.40     $ 6.02     $ 3.41  
                                 
Fiscal Year 2016                
High   $     $     $     $  
Low   $     $     $     $  

 

Shareholders

 

As of December 31, 2018, there were approximately 80 holders of record of our common stock. This number does not include shareholders for whom shares were held in “nominee” or “street name.”

 

Dividends

 

No Dividends were declared for the Fiscal year 2018.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

On May 2, 2018, the Company purchased a 25% interest in Payroll Express, LLC (PE), a California limited liability company for $500,000 in cash. The Company recognized this investment under the equity method due to its ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of PE. Additionally, the Company had the right, but not the obligation, to purchase an additional 26% interest under similar terms. On June 11, 2018, the Company paid $250,000 in cash to the owners of Payroll Express as a deposit towards purchasing additional shares in PE and is recorded in Other Assets on the Balance Sheet

 

On August 3, 2018, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with PE, pursuant to which the Company purchased an additional 26 % of the membership interests of PE for a purchase price of (a) $250,000, plus (b) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. As a result of this transaction, the Company owned a total of 51% of the membership interests of PE. The Warrants were exercisable for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The Warrants provided for the purchase of shares of the Company’s Common Stock an exercise price of $1.06 per share. The Warrants were exercisable for cash, or on a cashless basis. The number of shares of Common Stock to be deliverable upon exercise of the Warrants were subject to adjustment for subdivision or consolidation of shares and other standard dilutive event.

 

On September 28, 2018, the Company, consummated a real property purchase and sale transaction (“Setco Property Purchase Transaction”) with Setco International Forwarding Corporation, a Texas corporation (“Setco”), pursuant to which the Company purchased a 16.84 acre tract of land from Setco, located at 13000 S. Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas, Texas, for an aggregate purchase price of $11,000,000 , paid as follows:

 

  $1,125,000, by the Company’s execution and delivery of a Real Estate Lien Note made to Setco (the “September 2018 Note”);
     
  $4,875,000, by the Company’s issuance to Setco of 15,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (valued at $0.325 per share); and
     
  $5,000,000, by the Company’s transfer to Setco of the Company’s 51% ownership interest in Payroll Express .

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

As a Smaller Reporting Company, we are not required to report selected financial data.

 

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

 

Our Business

 

GEX Management is a business services company providing client employers and their employees with a broad portfolio of related products and services. We provide both long and short-term consulting and staffing solution services, including enterprise strategy and technology consulting, enterprise project management; grey, white and blue collar staffing solutions to middle market clients, and Human Capital Management (HCM) solution capabilities that include interview vetting, background checks, drug screening, employee onboarding, and more. Our PEO and Human Capital Management (HCM) platform, complete with online and mobile tools, allows our clients and their employees to digitally manage back office functions which as payroll processing, tax administration, employee onboarding and termination, compensation reporting, expense management, and benefits enrollment and administration.

 

Business Operations

 

GEX Management works continuously to expand its service offerings to its clients in order to assist them to achieve their respective business goals. Our unique and tailored approach, coupled with an ever-expanding array of services, has significantly differentiated the Company from competitors. GEX likewise distinguished itself in the market via accessible and exceptional client support ensuring that we will not only gain new clients but will retain those we currently have, resulting in long-term sustainability. Clients typically initiate service by means of a three-month agreement with the Company. The contract thereby automatically renews until terminated with a 30-day notice by either party.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The Company’s financial statements were prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. As such, management is required to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that they believe are reasonable based upon the information available. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of income and expense during the periods presented .

 

Revenue Recognition

 

PEO Services

 

Professional Employment Organization (“PEO”) service revenues represent the fees charged to clients for administering payroll and payroll tax transactions for our clients’ Co-Employed Employees (“CEEs”), access to our HR and benefits administration services, consulting related to employment and benefit law compliance and general employment consulting related fees. PEO service revenues are recognized in the period the PEO services are performed as stipulated in the Client Service Agreement (“CSA”), where these fees are fixed or determinable, when the PEO client is invoiced and collectability is reasonably assured.

 

GEX is not considered the primary obligor with respect to CEE’s payroll and payroll tax payments and therefore, these payments are not reflected as either revenue or expense in our statements of operations.

 

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PEO-related revenues also include revenues generated from insurance administration for our PEO clients. These insurance-related revenues include insurance-related billings, as well as administrative fees that GEX collects from PEO clients and withholds from CEEs for health benefit insurance plans provided by third-party insurance carriers. Insurance- related revenues are recognized over the period the insurance coverage is provided and where collectability is reasonably assured.

 

Sta ffi n g Services and Pro f essional Services

 

Staffing services revenue is derived from supplying temporary staff to clients. Temporary staff generally consists of temporary workers working under a contract for a fixed period of time, or on a specific client project. The temporary staff includes both GEX employees and third-parties contracted by GEX.

 

Temporary staff are provided to clients through a Staffing Service Agreement (‘SSA’) involving a specified service that the temporary staff will provide to the client. When GEX is the principal or primary obligor for the temporary staff, GEX records the gross amount of the revenue and expense from the SSA.

 

GEX is generally the primary obligor when GEX is responsible for the fulfillment of services under the SSA, even if the temporary staff are not employees of GEX. This typically occurs when GEX contracts third-parties to fulfill all or part of the SSA with the client, but GEX remains the holder of the credit risk associated with the SSA, and GEX has total discretion in establishing the pricing under the SSA.

 

All other Professional Services revenues are recognized in the period the services are performed as stipulated in the client’s Outsourcing Agreement, when the client is invoiced, and collectability is reasonably assured. Revenue recognition for arrangements with multiple deliverables constituting a single unit of accounting is recognized generally over the greater of the term of the arrangement or the expected period of performance.

 

All staffing and consulting workers are completely vetted by the company to ensure their employment terms are in adherence to all applicable state. federal and immigration laws. Additionally, GEX Management carries professional liability and fidelity/crime insurance to protect against risks involving working at third party client locations that require the workers to handle sensitive client data and equipments.

 

Results of Operations for the Year Ended December 31, 2018 Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2017

 

Revenues

 

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Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were $8,762,332 and $8,407,088, respectively. Of that amount, related party revenues were $0 and $104,000 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively. The increase in sales was primarily due to an increase in customer contracts relating to our staffing services and focusing our efforts on growing our business while laying the foundation for expansion in the future. Revenue for our PEO clients is recorded net of payroll expense, in accordance with current revenue recognition standards. 

 

Management has identified several gaps in the proper implementation and execution of the revenue recognition policy by the previous finance team related to staffing and PEO services, including (1) inconsistencies in application of bill rates and margin rates as documented in customer contracts against actual customer invoices resulting in contract losses (2) lack of attention to detail in documenting invoices and mapping cost of sales accurately resulting in missed invoicing and gross sales losses (3) insufficient oversight by the principal finance executive in ensuring accurate book keeping and contract follow- ups are done by the finance team resulting in build-up of un-paid receivables and eventual write-offs of .invoices despite strong sales pipelines.

 

To satisfy these deficiencies in past financial controls, the current management has put in processes in place to strengthen internal controls such as, (1) adherence to established contract markups through enforcement of systematic and auto-invoicing processes to minimize manual errors and enforcing timely invoice submission to clients (2) frequent follow ups by the executive management team to ensure invoices and receivables are tracked and closed in a timely manner, and (3) timely alerts to customers to notify on upcoming billing cycles and payment dues

 

Cost of Services and Gross Profit

 

The Company’s gross profit was $549,519 or 6% Gross Margin in 2018 compared to $145,167 or 2% Gross Margin in 2017. The increase was primarily due to signing higher margin contracts in 2018 compared to 2017 and also significant cost rationalization efforts associated with customer contracts relating to our PEO and staffing services in 2018 compared to 2017.

 

Operating Expense

 

Total operating expense in the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were $10,048,679 and $1,171,035 respectively. The increase reflects the increase in personnel and infrastructure costs, as well as fees and related expenses associated with growth of the Company.

 

Other Income and Expense

 

Other income and expense for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was primarily made up of non-cash gain on disposition assets, interest expenses and derivative gain/losses associated with derivative instruments. Interest expense, which related primarily to the interest on notes payable, was $247,963 and $14,039 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively. Gain on disposition of asset, related to sale of equity interest in Payroll Express, was $2,130,000 and $0 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively. Derivative gain, primarily related to warrants was $2,418,479 and $0 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively.

 

Net Loss

 

Net loss for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $5,105,047 and $867,035, respectively. The significant increase in losses for the year was attributable to the debt amortization expenses related to the MCA debt, interest expenses related to the convertible notes, higher G&A expenses related to stock based compensation and staffing expenses related to business development.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company has identified several potential financing sources in order to raise the capital necessary to fund operations through December 30, 2019. Management believes that it has been historically difficult for minority and women owned businesses to get access to reasonably price capital at scale which creates an opportunity to invest into these companies and receive a greater than average return for our shareholders. However, the opportunity to make a significant return for our investors is so overwhelmingly compelling that management had in the past taken short term working capital loans against future receivables in order to timely fund the growth of the company. Going forward, management intends to move away from these expensive debt like obligations and rely on other traditional and non traditional debt instruments primarily in the form of convertible notes as well as explore various other alternatives including debt and equity financing vehicles, strategic partnerships, government programs that may be available to the Company, as well as trying to generate additional sales and increase margins. However, at this time the Company has no commitments to obtain any additional funds, and there can be no assurance such funds will be available on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company is unable to obtain additional funding, the Company’s financial condition and results of operations may be materially adversely affected and the Company may not be able to continue operations.

 

Additionally, even if the Company raises sufficient capital through additional equity or debt financing, strategic alternatives or otherwise, there can be no assurances that the revenue or capital infusion will be sufficient to enable it to develop its business to a level where it will be profitable or generate positive cash flow. If the Company incurs additional debt, a substantial portion of its operating cash flow may be dedicated to the payment of principal and interest on such indebtedness, thus limiting funds available for business activities. The terms of any debt securities issued could also impose significant restrictions on the Company’s operations. Broad market and industry factors may seriously harm the market price of our common stock, regardless of our operating performance, and may adversely impact our ability to raise additional funds. Similarly, if the Company’s common stock is delisted from the public exchange markets, it may limit its ability to raise additional funds.

 

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A summary of our cash flows for the twelve months ended December 31, was as follows:

 

    2018     2017  
Net cash used in operating activities   $ (7,109,099   $ (990,374 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (750,000 )     (40,113 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     7,488,785       1,133,188  
Net increase(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   $ (370,314 )   $ 102,701  

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $7,109,099for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to $990,374 cash used in operating activities for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The increase in cash used in operating activities was in part due to higher operating expenses 2018 as the Company invested in customer contracts, business acquisition capital and hiring staffing personnel to support growth.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities of $17,488,785 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 came primarily from discounted notes payable agreement for the purchase and sale of the Company’s future receipts, convertible notes and other notes payable which was partially offset by payments on other debt.

 

Net cash used in investing activities of $750,000 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 was related to investment in 51% equity interest in Payroll Express.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

On March 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of GEX Management, Inc (the “Company”) approved the engagement of AJSH &Co LLP (“AJSH”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. In connection with the selection of AJSH, the Audit Committee dismissed Heaton & Company, PLLC, dba Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah (“Heaton”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

 

The Company’s financial statements as of December 31, 2017, included in this Form 10-K have been audited by Pinnacle Accountancy Group of Utah (a d/b/a of Heaton & Company, PLLC) independent registered public accountants, as set forth in their report. The financial statements have been included in reliance upon the authority of them as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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

 

During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the subsequent interim period through September 30, 2018, there were no (1) disagreements (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and related instructions) with Heaton 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 Heaton, would have caused Heaton to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in their reports, or (2) reportable events (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K). The audit reports of Heaton on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.

 

The Company has provided Heaton with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 10-K prior to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

In accordance with Exchange Act Rules 13a-15 and 15a-15, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Investment Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Investment Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of December 31, 2018.

 

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Mana g ement’s Annual Re p ort on Internal Control Over Financial Re p ortin g

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act. Our internal control system was designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Our internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (ii) 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 of the Company; and (iii) 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 inherent limitations, a system of internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate due to change in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

As part of its review into the company’s past operational and financial controls, current management has identified a pattern of inconsistent application of established practices by the prior finance executive team related to managing and executing contractual obligations and related book keeping practices. Lack of easily accessible expense records and failure to match certain contract terms to invoices have resulted in higher costs and missed profit opportunities despite the company recording strong sales during these periods. Additionally, lack of certain documentation related to terms and invoices have introduced challenges to performing accurate and timely audit and review of financial books of records by both current management and the newly introduced independent audit firm.

 

Despite these challenges, management has taking extraordinary steps to mitigate this risk by (1) reviewing the book of records for the entire 2018 fiscal year and ensuring journal entries are accurately documented for all past transactions and bank statement records are matched with book entries and corrected as needed to reflect accurate records (2) perform comprehensive review of invoices and receivables and write-off long standing receivables as bad expense if required based on detailed analysis (3) transition towards automatic bank feeds to the book of records and away from the past practice of manual book entries of bank deposits or withdrawals which are subject to human errors and prone to transactions risks. Management is confident that these changes would help mitigate the potential risks related to internal controls going forward.

 

Chan g es in Internal Control over Financial Re p ortin g

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation we conducted of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Inherent Limitations

 

Control systems, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control systems’ objectives are being met. Further, the design of any control systems must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of all controls must be considered relative to their costs. Due to the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple errors or mistakes. Control systems can also be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the controls. The design of any system of controls is based in part on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions. Over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or deterioration in the degree of compliance with policies or procedures.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

The following table lists the names and ages of the executive officers and directors a of the Company as of December 31, 2018. The directors will continue to serve until the next annual shareholders meeting, or until their successors are elected and qualified. All Directors have been elected to serve through the 2019 annual meeting. All officers serve at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and members of the Board of Directors.

 

Name   Age   Position   Held Since
Srikumar Vanamali   39   Executive Director, Interim   October 2018
12001 N. Central Expy. Suite 825       CEO, Interim CFO    
Dallas, Texas 75243            
             
Shaheed Bailey   32   Director, Interim   October 2018
12001 N. Central Expy. Suite 825       CIO    
Dallas, TX 75243            

 

*On October 15, 2018, , the prior Officers of the Company including Carl Dorvil (CEO), Chelsea Christopherson (COO) and Dario Saintus (Interim CFO) resigned as Officers of the Company and at the same time , Srikumar Vanamali and Shaheed Bailey were appointed as Officers and members to the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

Srikumar Vanamali :

 

Srikumar Vanamali, 37, is an experienced post-MBA executive with 15 years of top-tier, diverse experience in strategy and technology consulting, investment banking and professional business services. Mr. Vanamali has been leading the Company’s Corporate Strategy functions since June 2018. Prior to that, from January 2017 through May 2018, he worked as an investment banker at NMS Capital, a L.A.-based investment banking firm focusing on capital markets and M&A. Before joining NMS Capital, he was a Management Consultant for Sharp Decisions Inc, a business services company through which he provided consulting services to Toyota Financial Services from November 2014 through December 2016. Prior to this, he was a Consultant and Technology Lead at Infosys, a global consulting firm, from November 2003 through June 2012. Mr. Vanamali earned a Bachelor’s in Engineering, Computer Science from the University of Madras, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2003, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, in Los Angeles, California, in 2014.

 

In October 2018, Mr. Vanamali became the Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director for GEX Management, Inc., and currently serves in these roles.

 

Shaheed Bailey :

 

Shaheed Bailey, 32, had been serving as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Capital Inc., a consulting firm that helps middle market companies raise equity/debt capital and locate strategic and value strategic acquisitions, and provides consulting for cost cutting, tax savings and growth strategies since October 2012. Prior to that, from June 2010 through September 2012, he served as a Sales Consultant/Partner for Sales Consultants of Morris County, a company that provided strategic consulting services. Before joining Sales Consultants of Morris County, he was a Private Banker with Wells Fargo Bank from July 2008 through April 2010. In October 2018, Mr. Bailey became the Interim Chief Investment Officer and Director for GEX Management, Inc., and currently serves in these roles.

 

On October 15, 2018, Carl Dorvil resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In connection with his resignation, Mr. Dorvil relinquished his role as “Principal Executive Officer” of the Company for SEC reporting purposes. Mr. Dorvil also resigned as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors as of such date. Mr. Dorvil’s resignation was for personal reasons and was not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. In connection with Mr. Dorvil’s resignation, his Employment Agreement with the Company, dated June 26, 2017, was deemed to be terminated.

 

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In connection with his resignation, on October 15, 2018, the Company entered into a Separation Letter and General Release Agreement with Mr. Dorvil (the “Dorvil Separation Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay Mr. Dorvil severance pay of three (3) months’ salary, in the aggregate amount of $37,500 (less standard withholding and applicable deductions), in consideration for his general release of the Company and certain related parties from any claims he may have against them. The severance payment is payable within 14 days from the date of Mr. Dorvil’s execution of the Dorvil Separation Agreement. The Company also agreed to reimburse Mr. Dorvil for all unreimbursed travel and business expenses to which Mr. Dorvil is entitled. The Dorvil Separation Agreement also contains standard provisions related to confidentiality and non-disparagement.

 

On October 15, 2018, Dario Saintus resigned as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. In connection with his resignation, Mr. Saintus relinquished his role as “Principal Accounting Officer” of the Company for SEC reporting purposes. Mr. Saintus also resigned as member of the Company’s Board as of such date. Mr. Saintus’s resignation was for personal reasons and was not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. In connection with Mr. Saintus’s resignation, his Employment Agreement with the Company, dated May 4, 2018, was deemed to be terminated.

 

In connection with his resignation, on October 15, 2018, the Company entered into a Separation Letter and General Release Agreement with Mr. Saintus (the “Saintus Separation Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay Mr. Saintus severance pay of three (3) months’ salary, in the aggregate amount of $9,000 (less standard withholding and applicable deductions), in consideration for his general release of the Company and certain related parties from any claims he may have against them. The severance payment is payable within 14 days from the date of Mr. Saintus’s execution of the Saintus Separation Agreement. The Company also agreed to reimburse Mr. Saintus for all unreimbursed travel and business expenses to which Mr. Saintus is entitled. The Saintus Separation Agreement also contains standard provisions related to confidentiality and non-disparagement.

 

On October 15, 2018, Chelsea Christopherson resigned as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Christopherson also resigned as member of the Company’s Board as of such date. Ms. Christopherson’s resignation was for personal reasons and was not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. In connection with Ms. Christopherson’s resignation, her Employment Agreement with the Company, dated June 26, 2017, was deemed to be terminated.

 

In connection with her resignation, on October 15, 2018, the Company entered into a Separation Letter and General Release Agreement with Ms. Christopherson (the “Christopherson Separation Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay Ms. Christopherson severance pay of three (3) months’ salary, in the aggregate amount of approximately $25,000 (less standard withholding and applicable deductions), in consideration for her general release of the Company and certain related parties from any claims she may have against them. The severance payment is payable within 14 days from the date of Ms. Christopherson’s execution of the Christopherson Separation Agreement. The Company also agreed to reimburse Ms. Christopherson for all unreimbursed travel and business expenses to which Ms. Christopherson is entitled. The Christopherson Separation Agreement also contains standard provisions related to confidentiality and non-disparagement.

 

On October 15, 2018, Srikumar Vanamali was appointed as a member of the Board, to fill one of the vacancies created by the resignations described above. In addition, upon effectiveness of the resignations described above, Mr. Vanamali was appointed as the Company’s Executive Director, Interim Chief Executive Officer, President, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, to serve in such offices at the pleasure of the Board, and until his successor has been appointed by the Board. In connection with his appointment as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, Mr. Vanamali was designated as the Company’s “Principal Executive Officer” and “Principal Financial and Accounting Officer,” respectively, for SEC reporting purposes,

 

In connection with his appointment as Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company, the Company (a) agreed to pay Mr. Vanamali an annual base salary of $100,000, and (b) issued Mr. Vanamali 300,000 non-statutory stock options (the “Vanamali Stock Options”), exercisable at $1.00 per share, all of which stock options vested upon the date of grant.

 

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On October 15, 2018, Shaheed Bailey was appointed as a member of the Board, to fill one of the vacancies created by the resignations described above. In addition, upon effectiveness of the resignations described above, Mr. Bailey was appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Investment Officer, to serve in such offices at the pleasure of the Board, and until his successor has been appointed by the Board.

 

In connection with his appointment as Interim Chief Investment Officer of the Company, the Company agreed to issue Mr. Bailey 300,000 non-statutory stock options, exercisable at $1.00 per share, all of which stock options vested upon the date of grant.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), requires our executive officers and directors, and persons who beneficially own more than ten percent of our common stock, to file initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership with the SEC. Executive officers, directors and greater than ten percent beneficial owners are required by SEC regulations to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.

We believe that as of the date of this report they were all current in their 16(a) reports.

 

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Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors currently consists of two members. Our directors serve one-year terms. Our Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that there are currently no independent directors serving on our board.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Audit Committee

 

We do not have a standing audit committee of the Board of Directors. Management has determined not to establish an audit committee at present because of our limited resources and limited operating activities do not warrant the formation of an audit committee or the expense of doing so. We do not have a financial expert serving on the Board of Directors or employed as an officer based on management’s belief that the cost of obtaining the services of a person who meets the criteria for a financial expert under Item 401(e) of Regulation S is beyond its limited financial resources and the financial skills of such an expert are simply not required or necessary for us to maintain effective internal controls and procedures for financial reporting in light of the limited scope and simplicity of accounting issues raised in its financial statements at this stage of its development.

 

Governance , Compensation and Nominatin g Committee

 

We do not have a standing governance, compensation and nominating committee of the Board of Directors. Management has determined not to establish governance, compensation and nominating committee at present because of our limited resources and limited operations do not warrant such a committee or the expense of doing so.

 

Code of Ethics

 

The Company has adopted the following code of ethics for officers, directors and employees:

 

- Show respect towards others in the workplace
- Conduct all business activities in a fair and ethical manner
- Work dutifully and responsibly for the Company’s shareholders and stakeholders

 

The Company has provided its code of ethics on its website, of which a copy can be obtained by visiting http://www.gexmanagement.com or by calling the Company at 877.210.4396.

 

Limitation of Liability of Directors

 

Pursuant to the Texas Business Organizations Code, our Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation exclude personal liability for our Directors for monetary damages based upon any violation of their fiduciary duties as Directors, except as to liability for any breach of the duty of loyalty, acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, or any transaction from which a Director receives an improper personal benefit. This exclusion of liability does not limit any right which a Director may have to be indemnified and does not affect any Director’s liability under federal or applicable state securities laws.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

During the past ten years, none of our present or former directors, executive officers or persons nominated to become directors or executive officers:

 

(1) A petition under the Federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law was filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer was appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he was a general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing;

 

(2) Such person was convicted in a criminal proceeding or is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);

 

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(3) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from, or otherwise limiting, the following activities:

 

(i) Acting as a futures commission merchant, introducing broker, commodity trading advisor, commodity pool operator, floor broker, leverage transaction merchant, any other person regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or an associated person of any of the foregoing, or as an investment adviser, underwriter, broker or dealer in securities, or as an affiliated person, director or employee of any investment company, bank, savings and loan association or insurance company, or engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with such activity;

 

(ii) Engaging in any type of business practice; or

 

(iii) Engaging in any activity in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or commodity or in connection with any violation of Federal or State securities laws or Federal commodities laws;

 

(4) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any Federal or State authority barring, suspending or otherwise limiting for more than 60 days the right of such person to engage in any activity described in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section, or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity;

 

(5) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commission to have violated any Federal or State securities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended, or vacated;

 

(6) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated any Federal commodities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated;

 

(7) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any Federal or State judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of:

 

(i) Any Federal or State securities or commodities law or regulation; or

 

(ii) Any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order; or

 

(iii) Any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or

 

(8) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(26))), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1(a)(29))), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.

 

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Material Changes to the Procedures by which Security Holders May Recommend Nominees

 

There have been no material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to the registrants Board of Directors.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Com p ensation of Executive Officers

 

The following summary compensation table sets forth all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to the named executive officers paid by us during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 in all capacities for the accounts of our executives, including the Interim Chief Executive Officer (“Interim CEO”) and Interim Chief Operating Officer (“Inteim COO”):

 

The following officers received the following compensation for the years ended December 31, 2018. These officers have employment contracts with the Company.

 

Name and principal position   Year     Salary     Bonus     Stock Awards   Option Awards    

Non-equity

incentive plan compensation

 

Nonqualified

deferred compensation

  All other compensation
Srikumar Vanamali,     2018     $ 100,000       None     None     300,000     None   None   None
Interim CEO/President     2017       N/A       N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A   N/A   N/A
Shaheed Bailey,     2018       -       None     None     300,000     None   None   None
Interim Chief Investment Officer     2017       N/A       N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A   N/A   N/A

 

    Option Awards   Stock Awards
Name and principal position   Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised options (#) exercisable     Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised options (#) Unexercisable   Equity incentive plan awards   Option
exercise
price
    Option expiration
date
  Number of share awards that have not vested
Srikumar Vanamali, Interim CEO/President     300,000     None   None   $               1     N/A   None
Shaheed Bailey, Interim CIO     300,000     None   None   $ 1     N/A   None

 

Em p lo y ment A g reements

 

We have employment agreements in place with each of the above referenced officers of the Company.

 

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Com p ensation of Directors

 

Directors do not receive any compensation for their services as directors. The Board of Directors has the authority to establish the compensation of directors. No amounts have been paid to, or accrued to, directors in such capacity.

 

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

 

As of December 31, 2018, the following persons were known to have owned 5% or more of GEX Management’s Common Stock, as well as the Company’s officers and directors.

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner,

Officer or Director

 

Amount

Beneficially

Owned

    Percent of Class  
Carl Dorvil     6,438,788       20.79 %
SETCO Holding     15,000,000       48.43 %
Directors and Officers as a Group 1     N/A       N/A %  
                 
Directors and Officers as a Group                
12001 N. Central Expy., Suite 825                
Dallas, Texas 75243                

 

1 The Current Board of Directors comprising of Srikumar Vanamali and Shaheed Bailey did not own GEX Common Stock as of December 31, 2018.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

On March 1, 2015, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement with P413 Management, LLC (“P413”). P413 agreed to loan the Company up to $500,000 at a rate of 6%. On November 1, 2017, this line of credit was increased to $1,000,000. On September 1, 2018, P413 extended a $1,000,000 line of credit to GEX Staffing, Inc. under the same terms. GEX shareholder, Carl Dorvil, is a majority member interest owner in P413. These lines of credits have a balance of $1,168,933 and $352,100 at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The LOCs are due and payable on September 1, 2019.

 

The Company does not have any independent directors serving on the Board of Directors.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

Audit Fees

 

The aggregate fees billed for professional services rendered by our auditors, for the audit of our annual financial statements and review of the financial statements included in our Form S-1, Form 10-K and Form 10-Q or services that are normally provided by the accountant in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $38,000 and $21,000.

 

Audit Related Fees

 

None.

 

Tax Fees

 

None.

 

All Other Fees

 

None.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

Exhibits

 

31.1   Certification of the Company’s Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.1   Certification of the Company’s Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

XBRL

 

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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 on April 15, 2019.

 

  GEX Management, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Srikumar Vanamali
    Srikumar Vanamali
    Interim Chief Executive Officer

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Annual Report on Form 10-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Name   Title   Date
         
By: /s/ Srikumar Vanamali   Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board     April 15, 2019
  Srikumar Vanamali        
           
By: /s/ Shaheed Bailey   Interim Chief Investment Officer, Director       April 15, 2019
  Shaheed Bailey        

 

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GEX MANAGEMENT, INC.

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm 24
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 25
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 26
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 27
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 28
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 29

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To The Board of Directors and Stockholders of

GEX Management, Inc.

 

We were engaged to audit the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of GEX Management, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2018, the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit) and cash flow for the year then ended, and the related notes and schedules (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). As described in the following paragraph, because the Company was unable to provide all required information to satisfy us, we were not able to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence to provide a basis for an audit opinion on the financial statements. We do not express an opinion on these financial statements.

 

The Company was unable to provide us all required information in time till the due date for its annual filing which left us unable to complete our audit procedures and form an opinion on its financial statements. Further, the financial statements of the Company as of December 31, 2017 were audited by other independent auditors. Those independent auditors expressed an unqualified opinion on the financial statements referred to in their report dated April 6, 2018.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. 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.

 

/s/ AJSH & Co LLP

 

AJSH & Co LLP

 

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

 

New Delhi, India

April 12, 2019

 

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GEX Management, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    2018     2017  
Assets                
Current Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 39,782     $ 410,096  
Accounts Receivable, net     -       91,532  
Accounts Receivable - Related Party     -       30,771   
Other Current Assets and Prepaid     2,950,607       88,749  
Total Current Assets   $ 2,990,388     $ 621,148  
Property and Equipment, net     13,400,408       2,463,377  
Other Assets     1,409,699       4,471  
Total Assets   $ 16,800,495     $ 3,088,996  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)                
Current Liabilities:                
Accounts Payable   $ 71,020     $ 48,280  
Accrued Expenses and Other     2,070,037       20,514  
Accrued Interest Payable     103,524       7,433  
Notes Payable - Current Portion     6,026,039       56,649  
Total Current Liabilities     8,270,620       132,876  
Long-term liabilities:                
Notes Payable     1,091,360       1,254,271  
Lines of Credit - Related Party     1,168,933       352,100  
Total Long-Term Liabilities     2,260,293       1,606,371  
Total Liabilities     10,530,913       1,739,247  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)                
Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)                
Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding            
Common Stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, and 30,90,637 and 11,797,231 shares issued and outstanding     30,990       11,797  
Additional Paid-In-Capital     12,656,865       2,651,178  
Accumulated Deficit     (6,418,273 )     (1,313,226 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)     6,269,582       1,349,749  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)   $ 16,800,495     $ 3,088,996  

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

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GEX Management, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations Years Ended

December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    2018     2017  
Revenues   $ 8,762,332     $ 8,303,088  
Revenues - Related Party             104,000  
Total Revenues     8,762,332       8,407,088  
Cost of Revenues     8,212,813       8,261,921  
Gross Profit     549,519       145,167  
Operating Expenses:                
Depreciation and Amortization     1,927,170       58,002  
Selling and Advertising     15,464       139,938  
General and Administrative     8,106,045       973,095  
Total Operating Expenses     10,048,679       1,171,035  
Total Operating Loss     (9,499,160 )     (1,025,868 )
Other Income (Expense)                
Gain on Extinguishment of Debt           172,872  
Gain on Disposition of Asset/Equity Interest     2,130,000        
Interest Income            
Interest Expense     (247,963 )     (14,039 )
Derivative Gain (Losses)     2,418,479        
Other Income (Expense)     93,598        
Net Other Income (Expense)     4,394,114       158,833  
Net Loss Before Income Taxes     (5,105,047 )     (867,035 )
Provision for Income Taxes            
Net Loss   $ (5,105,047 )   $ (867,035 )
Income per common share:                
Net loss per common share – basic   $ (00.16 )   $ (0.08 )
Net loss per common share – diluted   $ (0.16 )   $ (0.08 )
                 
Weighted Average Shares:                
Basic     30,990,637       11,362,120  
Diluted     30,990,637       11,362,120  

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

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GEX Management, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)

Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    Preferred     Common     Additional
Paid-In-
    Accumulated        
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Total  
Balance at December 31, 2016         $       10,988,036     $ 10,988     $ 374,397     $ (446,191 )   $ (60,806 )
                                                         
Issuance of Common Shares for Cash                     366,684       367       826,721               827,088  
Issuance of Common Shares for Services                     47,780       48       74,702               74,750  
Issuance of Common Shares for Assets                     200,000       200       1,149,800               1,150,000  
Issuance of Common Shares for Expenses                     1,067       1       7,879               7,880  
Issuance of Common Shares for Debt and Interest                     153,664       153       172,719               172,872  
Issuance of Common Shares for Accrued Liabilities                     40,000       40       44,960               45,000  
                                                         
Net Loss                                             (867,035 )     (867,035 )
Balance at December 31, 2017         $       11,797,231       11,797       2,651,178       (1,313,226 )   $ 1,349,749  
                                                         
Issuance of Common Shares for Cash                     19,456       19       48,621               48,640  
Issuance of Common Shares for Services                     3,941,611       3,942       4,844,225               4,848,167  
Issuance of Common Shares for Assets                     15,000,000       15,000       4,860,000               4,875,000  
Issuance of Common Shares for Expenses                                                
Issuance of Common Shares for Debt and Interest                     232,339       232       252,841               253,073  
Issuance of Common Shares for Accrued Liabilities                                                
Net Loss                                             (5,105,047 )     (5,105,047 )
Balance at December 31, 2018         $       30,990,637     $ 30,990     $ 12,656,865     $ (6,418,273 )   $ 6,269,582  

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

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GEX Management, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

Years Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

 

    2018     2017  
Operating Activities:                
                 
Net Loss   $ (5,105,047 )     (867,035 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:                
Depreciation and Amortization     1,927,170       58,002  
Stock Issued for Services     4,848,167       74,750  
Stock Issued for Expenses     -       7,880  
Write Off Balance of Contract Paid with Shares             11,343  
Gain on Extinguishment of Debt             (172,872 )
Change in Assets and Liabilities:                
Accounts Receivable     91,532       9,288  
Accounts Receivable - Related Party     30,771       (7,271 )
Other Current Assets/Liabilities     (2,861,858 )     (118,373 )
Other Assets/Liabilities     (8,208,189 )     (4,471 )
Accounts Payable     22,740       44,448  
Accrued Expenses and other payables     2,049,523       (40,101 )
Accrued Interest Payable     96,091       14,038  
Net Cash Used by Operating Activities   $ (7,109,099 )     (990,374 )
Investing Activities:                
Purchase of Contracts           (37,500 )
Investment in Equity Interest     (750,000 )      
Purchase of Fixed Assets           (2,613 )
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (750,000 )   $ (40,113 )
Financing Activities:                
Proceeds from Common Stock/APIC     48,640       827,088  
Proceeds from Line of Credit - Related Party, net     816,833       306,100  
Payments/Proceeds on long-term debt     (653,922 )        
Payments/Proceeds on short-term debt     5,969,390          
                 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   $ 7,488,785     $ 1,133,188  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   $ (370,314 )   $ 102,095  
Cash and cash equivalents                
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year     410,096       307,395  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year   $ 39,782     $ 410,096  
Supplemental Disclosures:                
                 
Income Taxes Paid   $     $  
Interest Paid   $ 247,963     $ 14,039  
Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:                
Common Shares Issued for Debt and Interest   $ 253,073     $ 172,872  
Common Shares Issued for Building   $ -     $ 1,150,000  
Common Shares Issued for Accrued Expenses – Related Party   $ -     $ 45,000  
Debt Assumed as Part of Arkansas Real Estate Purchase   $ -     $ 1,310,920  
Purchase of Land Asset   $ 11,000,000     $    
Proceeds on sale of Equity Interest   $ 5,000,000     $    
Common Shares issued for Land Asset Purchase   $ 4,875,000     $    
Debt Assumed as part of Land Purchase   $ 1,125,000     $    

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

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GEX Management, Inc.

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2018

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Organization and Description of Business

 

GEX Management, Inc. (“GEX”, the “Company”, “we”, “our”, “us”) is a professional business services company that was originally formed in 2004 as Group Excellence Management, LLC d/b/a MyEasyHQ. The Company converted from a limited liability company to a C corporation in March 2016, and changed its name to GEX Management, Inc. in April 2016.

 

On January 25, 2017, GEX obtained its license to operate as a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”), and we began offering PEO services in April 2017. The Company formed GEX Staffing, LLC (“GEX Staffing”) in March 2017. The initial funding and first transactions occurred in GEX Staffing in September 2017. The consolidated financials include the accounts of GEX Staffing, LLC. Staffing and PEO services make up a majority of our revenue.

 

Material Definitive Agreements

 

On December 29, 2017 GEX purchased 100% of the membership interest in AMAST Consulting, LLC (“AMAST”), which owned a multi-use office building in Lowell, Arkansas, which had an occupancy rate of 100% at the time of the acquisition. The terms of the Agreement to purchase AMAST include the fulfillment of the lease obligations of the current tenants, as well as the assumption of the debt that is collateralized by the building and associated property. The consolidated financials include the assets and debt of AMAST.

 

On May 2, 2018, the Company purchased a 25% interest in Payroll Express, LLC (PE), a California limited liability company for $500,000 in cash. The Company recognized this investment under the equity method due to its ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of PE. Additionally, the Company had the right, but not the obligation, to purchase an additional 26% interest under similar terms. On June 11, 2018, the Company paid $250,000 in cash to the owners of Payroll Express as a deposit towards purchasing additional shares in PE and is recorded in Other Assets on the Balance Sheet

 

On August 3, 2018, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with PE, pursuant to which the Company purchased an additional 26 % of the membership interests of PE for a purchase price of (a) $250,000, plus (b) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. As a result of this transaction, the Company owned a total of 51% of the membership interests of PE. The Warrants were exercisable for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The Warrants provided for the purchase of shares of the Company’s Common Stock an exercise price of $1.06 per share. The Warrants were exercisable for cash, or on a cashless basis. The number of shares of Common Stock to be deliverable upon exercise of the Warrants were subject to adjustment for subdivision or consolidation of shares and other standard dilutive event.

 

On September 28, 2018, the Company, consummated a real property purchase and sale transaction (“Setco Property Purchase Transaction”) with Setco International Forwarding Corporation, a Texas corporation (“Setco”), pursuant to which the Company purchased a 16.84 acre tract of land from Setco, located at 13000 S. Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas, Texas, for an aggregate purchase price of $11,000,000 , paid as follows:

 

  $1,125,000, by the Company’s execution and delivery of a Real Estate Lien Note made to Setco (the “September 2018 Note”);
     
  $4,875,000, by the Company’s issuance to Setco of 15,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (valued at $0.325 per share); and
     
  $5,000,000, by the Company’s transfer to Setco of the Company’s 51% ownership interest in Payroll Express .

 

Basis of Presentation

 

Our financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), as well as the applicable regulations and rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). This requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and their accompanying notes. The actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of GEX Management, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

There have been no significant changes to our accounting policies that have a material impact on our financial statements and accompanying notes.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents include cash in banks and short-term investments with original maturities of three months or less.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable consists of accrued services and consulting receivables due from customers and are unsecured. The receivables are generally due within 30 to 45 days after the date of the invoice. Accounts receivable is carried at their face amount, less an allowance for doubtful accounts. GEX’s policy is not to charge interest on receivables after the invoice becomes past due. Write-offs are recorded at the time when a customer receivable is deemed uncollectible. The Company incurred $108,646 of bad debt expense for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018.

 

Equity Method Investments

 

The Company has accounted for its investment in Payroll Express, LLC (“PE”), a Santa Clara, CA based professional services firm that provides a wide array of back office and managed services related to medical staffing needs for its healthcare clients that includes clinical practices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), as an equity method investment due to its ability to assert significant influence over PE’s operational and financial policies. This investment was initially accounted for at cost. The Company recognizes its proportionate share of PE’s earnings (after the effect of basis differences) as an increase in its Investment in PE and as Income from Investment in PE.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and Equipment, net is carried at the cost of purchase, acquisition or construction, and is depreciated over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Assets acquired in a business combination are stated at estimated fair value. Costs associated with repair and maintenance are expensed as they are incurred. Costs associated with improvements which extend the life, increase the capacity or improve the efficiency of our property and equipment are capitalized and depreciated over the remaining life of the related asset. Depreciation and amortization are provided using the straight-line methods over the useful lives of the assets as follows:

 

    Useful Life
Buildings   30 Years
Office Furniture & Equipment   5 Years

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company records an impairment of long-lived assets used in operations, other than goodwill, and its equity method investments when events or circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired and the estimated undiscounted cash flows to be generated by those assets over their remaining lives are less than the carrying amount of those items. The net carrying value of assets not recoverable is reduced to fair value, which is typically calculated using the discounted cash flow method.

 

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Revenue Recognition

 

Effective on January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) . ASU No. 2014-09 outlines a single, comprehensive revenue recognition model for revenue derived from contracts with customers and it supersedes the prior revenue recognition guidance, including prior guidance that is industry-specific. Under ASU No. 2014-09, an entity recognizes revenue for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration for which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The Company adopted ASU No. 2014-09 using the modified retrospective method, which applies to only the most current period presented in the financial statements. There were no significant changes to the Company’s existing revenue recognition policies as a result of adopting ASU 2014-09.

 

GEX enters into contracts with its clients for professional services, staffing and/or PEO services. GEX’s contract stipulates the rate and price charged to each client. GEX’s contracts for these services are generally cancellable at any time by either party with 30-days’ written notice. GEX fulfills its performance obligations each month, and the contracts generally have a term of one year with an automatic renewal after 12 months. The duration between invoicing and when GEX completes its contractual, performance obligations are satisfied is not significant. For the Company’s PEO services, payment is generally due on the date the invoice is sent to the client. For staffing and professional services payment is generally due 30 days after the invoice is sent to the client. GEX does not have significant financing components or significant payment terms.

 

GEX’s revenue is generally recognized ratably, month-to-month as co-employees or staffed employees perform their service at the client’s worksite. Generally, GEX’s PEO clients are invoiced concurrently with each payroll of its co-employees, and clients that utilize GEX’s staffing and back office services are billed concurrently with each payroll or on a monthly basis.

 

PEO Services

 

Professional Employment Organization (“PEO”) service revenues represent the fees charged to clients for administering payroll and payroll tax transactions for our clients’ Co-Employed Employees (“CEEs”), access to our HR and benefits administration services, consulting related to employment and benefit law compliance and general employment consulting related fees. PEO service revenues are recognized in the period the PEO services are performed as stipulated in the Client Service Agreement (“CSA”), where these fees are fixed or determinable, when the PEO client is invoiced and collectability is reasonably assured.

 

GEX is not considered the primary obligor with respect to CEE’s payroll and payroll tax, and insurance payments and therefore, these payments are not reflected as either revenue or expense in our statements of operations.

 

PEO-related revenues also include revenues generated from insurance administration for our PEO clients. These insurance-related revenues include insurance-related billings, as well as administrative fees that GEX collects from PEO clients and withholds from CEEs for health benefit insurance plans provided by third-party insurance carriers. Insurance-related revenues are recognized over the period the insurance coverage is provided and where collectability is reasonably assured.

 

Sta f fin g Services and Professional Services

 

Staffing services revenue is derived from supplying temporary staff to clients. Temporary staff generally consists of temporary workers working under a contract for a fixed period of time, or on a specific client project. The temporary staff includes both GEX employees and third-parties contracted by GEX.

 

Temporary staff are provided to clients through a Staffing Service Agreement (‘SSA’) involving a specified service that the temporary staff will provide to the client. When GEX is the principal or primary obligor for the temporary staff, GEX records the gross amount of the revenue and expense from the SSA.

 

GEX is generally the primary obligor when GEX is responsible for the fulfillment of services under the SSA, even if the temporary staff are not employees of GEX. This typically occurs when GEX contracts third-parties to fulfill all or part of the SSA with the client, but GEX remains the holder of the credit risk associated with the SSA, and GEX has total discretion in establishing the pricing under the SSA.

 

All other Professional Services revenues are recognized in the period the services are performed as stipulated in the client’s Outsourcing Agreement, when the client is invoiced, and collectability is reasonably assured. Revenue recognition for arrangements with multiple deliverables constituting a single unit of accounting is recognized generally over the greater of the term of the arrangement or the expected period of performance.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company uses the liability method in the computation of income tax expense and the current and deferred income taxes payable. A valuation allowance is provided for the amount of deferred tax assets that, based on available evidence, are not expected to be realized.

 

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Fair Value Measurements

 

ASC Topic 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and requires certain disclosures about fair value measurements. In general, fair value of financial instruments is based upon quoted market prices, where available. If such quoted market prices are not available, fair value is based upon internally developed models that primarily use, as inputs, observable market-based parameters. Valuation adjustments may be made to ensure that financial instruments are recorded at fair value. These adjustments may include amounts to reflect counterparty credit quality and the Company’s credit worthiness, among other things, as well as unobservable parameters.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

Earnings per share are calculated in accordance with ASC 260 “Earnings per Share”. Basic income (loss) per share is computed by dividing the period income (loss) available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing the income (loss) available to common share holders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus additional common shares that would have been outstanding if dilutive potential common shares had been issued. For purposes of this calculation, common stock dividends, warrants and options to acquire common stock, would be considered common stock equivalents in periods in which they have a dilutive effect and are excluded from this calculation in periods in which these are anti-dilutive to the net loss per share.

 

Earnings per share information for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 has been retroactively adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred in December 2017.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. Such reclassifications have had no effect on the financial position as of December 31, 2017 or operations or cash flows for the periods ended December 31. 2018.

 

Going Concern

 

To date, the Company has funded its operations primarily through public and private offerings of common stock, our line of credit, short- term discounted and convertible notes payable. The Company has identified several potential financing sources in order to raise the capital necessary to fund operations through September 30, 2019.

 

In addition to the aforementioned current sources of capital that will provide additional short-term liquidity, the Company is currently exploring various other alternatives including debt and equity financing vehicles, strategic partnerships, government programs that may be available to the Company, as well as trying to generate additional sales and increase margins. However, at this time the Company has no commitments to obtain any additional funds, and there can be no assurance such funds will be available on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company is unable to obtain additional funding and improve its operations, the Company’s financial condition and results of operations may be materially adversely affected and the Company may not be able to continue operations, which raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Additionally, even if the Company raises sufficient capital through additional equity or debt financing, strategic alternatives or otherwise, there can be no assurances that the revenue or capital infusion will be sufficient to enable it to develop its business to a level where it will be profitable or generate positive cash flow. If the Company raises additional funds through the issuance of equity or convertible debt securities, the percentage ownership of our stockholders could be significantly diluted, and these newly issued securities may have rights, preferences or privileges senior to those of existing stockholders. If the Company incurs additional debt, a substantial portion of its operating cash flow may be dedicated to the payment of principal and interest on such indebtedness, thus limiting funds available for business activities. The terms of any debt securities issued could also impose significant restrictions on the Company’s operations. Broad market and industry factors may seriously harm the market price of our common stock, regardless of our operating performance, and may adversely impact our ability to raise additional funds. Similarly, if the Company’s common stock is delisted from the public exchange markets, it may limit its ability to raise additional funds.

 

The consolidated financial statements for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 were prepared on the basis of a going concern which contemplates that the Company will be able to realize assets and discharge liabilities in the normal course of business. Accordingly, they do not give effect to adjustments that would be necessary should the Company be required to liquidate its assets. The ability of the Company to meet its total liabilities of $10,530,913 at December 31, 2018, and to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the availability of future funding, continued growth in billings and sales contracts, and the Company’s ability to profitably meet its after-sale service commitments with its existing customers. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

 

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NOTE 2. OTHER CURRENT ASSETS

 

At December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, Other Current Assets were as follows:

 

    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Other Current Assets:                
Prepaids and Debt Discounts   $

2,304,819

    $ 116,623  
Other Current Assets    

645,788

      2,709  
Acquired Customer Contracts     -       37,500  
Accumulated Amortization     -       (68,083 )
Total Other Current Assets   $

2,950,607

    $ 88,749  

 

In 2017, the Company purchased customer contracts on March 31, 2017 and started amortizing those contracts in April 2017 along with other contracts entered into in the 2nd quarter of 2017. The Company fully amortized the contracts at December 31, 2017 so it recorded no amortization in the twelve months ended December 31, 2018.

 

NOTE 3. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

General

 

The Company filed Form S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission and it was declared effective on November 14, 2016 under which the Company sold 188,059 shares for $282,089 in the first quarter under this registration statement. The Company effected a 4 for 3 stock split in December 2017. All transaction have been adjusted to reflect this split.

 

The Company issued 47,781 shares for services for a total of $74,750 during 2017.

 

On May 15, 2017, GEX entered into a Conversion Agreement with two consultants that had a $45,000 balance with the Company. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Conversion Agreement, GEX issued a total of 40,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, at a cost basis of $1.125 per share. The two consultants were issued 20,000 shares each of the total 40,000 shares issued by the Company.

 

On June 7, 2017, GEX entered into a Debt Conversion Agreement with the Company that purchased the Line of Credit Promissory Note from the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Under the terms and conditions of the Debt Conversion Agreement GEX issued 153,664 shares of its common stock, for the extinguishment of $345,745 in debt and accrued interest owed by GEX under the Line of Credit as of the date of the Debt Conversion Agreement. The shares were valued at $1.125 per share. GEX recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt in the amount of $172,872.

 

On June 20, 2017, GEX entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with a third-party investor. Under the terms and conditions of the SPA, GEX issued 19,003 shares of its common stock, for a total of $120,000.

 

On June 20, 2017, GEX entered into an Advisory Agreement with a third-party advisory firm. Under the terms and conditions of the Advisory Agreement, GEX paid a non-refundable retainer in the amount of $24,750 through the issuance of 3,334 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

On July 20, 2017, GEX entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with a third-party investor. Under the terms and conditions of the SPA, GEX issued 12,668 shares of its common stock restricted pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933 for a total of $80,000.

 

On September 20, 2017, GEX entered into Stock Purchase Agreements with two advisory board members. Under the terms and conditions of the SPA’s, GEX issued 6,564 shares of its common stock, for a total of $32,000.

 

On October 18, 2017, GEX entered into a Stock Purchase Agreements with one advisory board member. Under the terms and conditions of the SPA, GEX issued 2,667 shares of its common stock restricted pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for a total of $13,000.

 

On October 31, 2017 GEX entered into a Lease Agreement for office space in Fayetteville, Arkansas for 1,067 shares of its common stock, restricted pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

On December 29, 2017 GEX entered into a SPA with a shareholder. Under the terms of the SPA, GEX issued 75,000 shares of its common stock for a total of $300,000.

 

On December 29, 2017 the Company acquired a 12,223 square foot, multi-use office building in Lowell, Arkansas through the purchase of 100% of the member interest in AMAST Consulting, LLC for 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and assumption of the outstanding mortgage.

 

During the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, the Company issued the following unregistered securities. The issuance of securities in connection with these transactions was exempt from registration under Section 4(a)(2) and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act”), as transactions by an issuer not involving a public offering.

 

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On July 9, 2018, the Company issued 58,500 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On July 19, 2018, the Company issued 206,500 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On July 25, 2018, the Company issued 12,668 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On July 30, 2018, the Company issued 100,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On August 2, 2018, the Company issued 207,339 shares of common stock at no cost basis in connection with issuance of a convertible note payable as a commitment fee. On August 7, 2018, the Company issued 50,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On August 27, 2018, the Company issued 15,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On September 10, 2018, the Company issued 220,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On September 14, 2018, the Company issued 50,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On September 25, 2018, the Company issued 1,436 shares of common stock at no cost basis for consulting services. On September 26, 2018, the Company issued 15,000,000 shares of common stock at no cost basis related to a real property purchase acquisition transaction.

 

As of December 31, 2018, the Company was authorized to issue 200,000,000 common shares at a par value of $0.001 per share. In April 2018, the Company issued shares of 125,000 of common stock at $3.49 per share to a non-officer employee. The Company recognized compensation expense of $450,650 recorded in General and Administrative Expenses on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. At December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, there were 30,971,181 and 11,797,231 common shares outstanding, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2018, the Company was authorized to issue 20,000,000 preferred shares at a par value of $0.001 per share. At December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 there were no preferred shares outstanding. The preferred stock ranks senior to the common stock of the Company in each case with respect to dividend distributions and distributions of assets upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company whether voluntary or involuntary.

 

Warrants

 

In May 2018, the Company issued 50,000 warrant shares related to the issuance of convertible notes payable. These warrants have a five- year term with a conversion price of $4.00 per common share. In June 2018, the Company issued 40,000 warrant shares related to the issuance of a note payable. These warrants have a two-year term with a conversion price of $1.66 per common share. In June 2018, the Company issued 40,000 warrant shares related to the issuance of a note payable. These warrants have a two-year term with a conversion price of $1.66 per common share.. In Aug 2018, the Company issued 25,000 warrant shares related to the issuance of a note payable. These warrants have a two-year term with a conversion price of $4 per common share. In Aug 2018, the Company issued 10,000 warrant shares related to the issuance of a note payable. These warrants have a two-year term with a conversion price of $4 per common share. In Aug 2018, the Company issued 2,000,000 warrant shares related to the transaction for Payroll Express. These warrants have a two-year term with a conversion price of $1.04 per common share.

 

The following table outlines the activity relative to these warrants for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018:

 

          Weighted-  
    Number of     Average  
    Warrant Shares     Exercise Price  
Outstanding, at December 31, 2017     -     $ -  
Granted     2,125,000       1.19  
Exercised     -       -  
Forfeited or expired     -       -  
Outstanding, at end of period     2,125,000       1.19  
Exercisable, at December 31, 2018     2,125,000     $ 1.19  

 

The following table summarizes the warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2018:

 

 

Exercise

Prices

   

 

Number of Warrants

Outstanding

   

Weighted - Average Remaining Contractual Life of Warrants

Outstanding

 

 

Number of Warrants

Exercisable

 
$ 4.00       85,000     4.84 years     85,000  
$ 1.66       40,000     1.52 years     40,000  
  1.06       2,000,000     1,92 years     2,000,000  
          2,125,000           2,125,000  

 

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NOTE 4. NOTES PAYABLE

 

At December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, Notes Payable were as follows:

 

    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Note Payable: Real Estate Lien                
Interest at 4.5%; $9,540 monthly principal & interest;                
Balloon payment due March 22, 2022   $ 1,195,159     $ 1,310,920  
                 
Notes Payable: Merchant Cash Advance     4,484,146          
                 
Note Payable:                
Principal and interest     465,142       -  
Interest at 15%                
                 
Convertible Notes Payable:                
Principal and interest     972,952       -  
Interest at 10%                
                 
Line of Credit - Relate ; Due April 1, 2020     1,168,933       352,100  
Interest at 6%                
Total Notes Payable     8,286,332       1,663,020  
Less Current Portion     (6,026,039 )     (56,649 )
Long-term Notes Payable   $ 2,260,293     $ 1,606,371  

 

On March 6, 2018, the Company entered into an Agreement to sell $1,066,050 of the Company’s future receipts for $772,500 to provide liquidity for the Company’s expansion opportunities. On April 18, 2018, the Company entered into an Agreement to sell $490,000 of the Company’s future accounts receivable for $350,000. On April 25, 2018, the Company entered into an Agreement to sell $299,800 of the Company’s future accounts receivable for $200,000. On April 25, 2018, the Company entered into an Agreement to sell $374,750 of the Company’s future accounts receivable for $250,000. On May 31, 2018, the Company sold $583,600 of its future accounts receivable for $400,000. On June 14, 2018, the Company entered into an Agreement to sell $299,800 of the Company’s future receivables for $200,000. On June 27, 2018, the Company sold $909,350 of its future accounts receivable for $650,000. On July 9, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $246,500 for $170,000. On July 10, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted note payable agreement to sell $437,700 of its future accounts receivable for $300,000. On July 23, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $246,500 for $170,000. On July 31, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $539,640 for $360,000. On August 14, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $149,900 for $100,000. On August 17, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $149,900 for $100,000. On August 24, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Note Payable agreement to sell its future accounts receivable of $224,850 for $150,000.

 

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On August 29, 2018, the Company entered into a factoring agreement with Complete Business Solutions (“CBSG”) wherein CBSG will work as a strategic partner with the Company to provide liquidity for working capital and the Company’s expansion opportunities (organic and inorganic) on an ongoing basis. As a result of this, the company obtained weekly disbursement related to sale of future receivables for $300,205 on Aug 29, 2018, $300,205 on Sep 5, 2018, $270,793 on Sep 12, 2018, $257,765 on Sep 19, 2018, $204,015 on Sep 26, 2018, $165,087 on Oct 3, 2018, $152,075 on Oct 10, 2018, $152,075 on Oct 17, 2018, $152,075 on Oct 24, 2018, $152,075 on Oct 31, 2018, $282,000 on Nov 2, 2018, $186,245 on Nov 7, 2018, $195,780 on Nov 14, 2018, $187,495 on Nov 28, 2018, $173,586 on Dec 5, 2018, $167,075 on Dec 12, 2018, $167,075 on Dec 19, 2018 and $167,075 on Dec 26, 2018.

 

On April 26, 2018, the Company entered into two Securities Purchase Agreements, pursuant to which the Company issued Convertible Promissory Notes (“the Notes”) with principal amounts totaling up to $1,000,000, bearing interest at 10% per annum. The total amounts of the Notes that can be funded (consideration that can be loaned to the Company) is up to $887,500, after discounts of $112,500 prorated over the term of the Notes. Amounts borrowed by the Company mature in twelve months after the date of funding and can be prepaid up to six months after issuance subject to prepayment penalties and approval by the Note holders. Any amounts outstanding on the Notes can be converted into Common Stock at a conversion price of $2.50 per share for the first six months and at a discount of up to 50% thereafter to the then current market value of the Company’s stock commencing six months after issuance. Conversion is at the sole discretion of the holders of the Notes. In May 2018, the Company borrowed $200,000 under the Notes, and received $175,000 after giving effect to discounts of 10% for each note and origination fees. The Notes are personally guaranteed by Carl Dorvil and by Chelsea Christopherson, who are currently beneficiary shareholders with the Company and previously held the positions of CEO and COO respectively. The Company incurred a total of $5,000 related to origination fees on the Notes. Additionally, the Company issued 50,000 warrant shares for debt issuance costs at an exercise price of $4.00 per share. The warrants are exercisable for five years and had a fair market value of $31,852 on the date of issuance. The Notes bear interest at 10% per annum.

 

On April 26, 2018, the Company entered into a convertible note payable for $146,681 bearing interest at 10% per annum. All principal and interest is due on April 26, 2019. The note is convertible at $2.50 per share.

 

On April 26, 2018, the Company entered into a convertible note payable for $146,681 bearing interest at 10% per annum. All principal and interest is due on April 26, 2019. The note is convertible at $2.50 per share.

 

On August 1, 2018, the Company entered into a convertible note payable for $226,000 bearing interest at 12% per annum. All principal and interest is due on January 27, 2019. The note is convertible at the lesser of $2.50 per share or 65% of the market price on the date of conversion. In connection with this note payable, on August 9, 2018, the Company issued 207,339 shares for its common stock as a commitment fee.

 

On August 14, 2018, the Company entered into a convertible note payable for $250 ,000 bearing interest at 10% per annum. All principal and interest is due on May 6, 2019. The note is convertible at $2.50 per share.

 

On August 24, 2018, the Company entered into a convertible note payable for $85,000 bearing interest at 10% per annum. All principal and interest is due on August 24, 2019. The note is convertible at $2.50 per share.

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Promissory Note Payable with a principal balance of $500,000 and bearing interest at a rate of 15% per annum. This note is personally guaranteed by Carl Dorvil, beneficiary shareholder and former CEO of the Company. In connection with this note, the Company issued 40,000 warrant shares for its common stock. The exercise price for the warrants is $1.66 per common share and the warrants expire in 24 months from date of issuance. This note was due to be paid in full by August 1, 2018. The Company is currently in negotiations to restructure this loan, as it was originally intended as a bridge loan with a term of 57 days. Pursuant to these negotiations, in August 2018, the maturity date on the note was extended to August 30, 2018 with negotiations underway to extend the tenure.

 

The Real Estate Lien Note related to the Arkansas building property had a balance of $1,195,159. The following is a schedule of the minimum principal payments that were required under the loan as of December 31, 2018:

 

Year Ended   Amount  
Remainder of 2018   $ -  
2019     61,967  
2020     64,813  
2021     67,791  
2022     70,906  
2023 and beyond     929,682  
Total   $ 1,195,159  

 

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NOTE 5. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AND CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK

 

On December 31, 2017, the company had 91.532 outstanding accounts receivable balance with its customers.

 

As of December 31, 2018, the company had no outstanding accounts receivable balance with its customers.

 

In September, the Company terminated contract with 2 customers who accounted for 83% of the Company’s net staffing revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018. While the Company is having ongoing discussions with the customers to renegotiate the contracts on more favorable terms compared to the previous service agreement, there is no guarantee that these contracts will be signed in the future.

 

NOTE 6. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

The Company had the following property and equipment as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017:

 

    Dec 31, 2018     Dec 31, 2017  
Land   $ 11,333,778     $ 333,778  
Buildings     2,125,642       2,125,642  
Office Equipment     5,935       5,844  
Total Fixed Assets     13,400,408       2,465,264  
Accumulated Depreciation     (64,947 )     (1,887 )
Property and Equipment, net   $ 13,335,461     $ 2,463,377  

 

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Policy on Related Party Transactions

 

The Company has a formal, written policy that includes procedures intended to ensure compliance with the related party provisions in common practice for public companies. For purposes of the policy, a “related party transaction” is a transaction in which the Company participates and in which a related party (including all of GEX’s directors and executive officers) has a direct or indirect material interest. Any transaction exceeding the 1% threshold, and any transaction involving consulting, financial advisory, legal or accounting services that could impair a director’s independence, must be approved by the Board of Directors. Any related party transaction in which an executive officer or a Director has a personal interest, must be approved by the Board of Directors, following appropriate disclosure of all material aspects of the transaction.

 

Related Party Transactions

 

Debt A g reements

 

On March 1, 2015 the Company entered into a Line of Credit Agreement with P413 at an interest rate of 6%. This line of credit has a balance of $1,168,933 and $352,100 at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. On May 2, 2018, this line of credit was extended to April 1, 2020. On September 1, 2018, the line of credit was extended to September 1, 2020.

 

Professional Service A g reements

 

On March 1, 2015 the Company entered into an Outsourcing Agreement with P413 Management, LLC (“P413”) to provide back office services to P413. The Company reported no revenues under this Agreement for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

On September 1, 2015 the Company entered into an Outsourcing Agreement with Vicar Capital Advisors, LLC (“Vicar”) to provide back office services to Vicar. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016 Vicar had an outstanding balance owed to the Company of $30,771 and $23,500, respectively. The Company reported no revenues under this Agreement for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018.

 

Revenues

 

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company had $0 and $104,000 revenues from related parties, respectively.

 

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NOTE 8: COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The following are the minimum obligations under the lease related to the Company’s Corporate office as of December 31, 2018:

 

Year ended   Amount  
Remainder of 2018   $ -  
2019     60,225  
Total   $ 60,225  

 

The Company owns a multi-use office building in Lowell, Arkansas which is leased to various tenants. The minimum rental income to be collected as of December 31, 2018 is as follows:

 

Year Ended   Amount  
Remainder of 2018   $ -  
2019     128,157  
2020     37,616  
Total   $ 202,001  

 

The Company recognized rental income of $280,092 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018. The Company recognized and no rental income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

 

NOTE 9. ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES

 

On May 2, 2018, the Company purchased a 25% interest in Payroll Express, LLC (PE), a California limited liability company for $500,000 in cash. The Company recognized this investment under the equity method due to its ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of PE. Additionally, the Company had the right, but not the obligation, to purchase an additional 26% interest under similar terms. On June 11, 2018, the Company paid $250,000 in cash to the owners of Payroll Express as a deposit towards purchasing additional shares in PE and is recorded in Other Assets on the Balance Sheet.

 

On August 3, 2018, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with PE, pursuant to which the Company purchased an additional 26% of the membership interests of PE for a purchase price of (a) $250,000, plus (b) warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. As a result of this transaction, the Company owned a total of 51% of the membership interests of PE. The Warrants were exercisable for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The Warrants provided for the purchase of shares of the Company’s Common Stock an exercise price of $1.06 per share. The Warrants were exercisable for cash, or on a cashless basis. The number of shares of Common Stock to be deliverable upon exercise of the Warrants were subject to adjustment for subdivision or consolidation of shares and other standard dilutive event.

 

On September 28, 2018, the Company, consummated a real property purchase and sale transaction (“Setco Property Purchase Transaction”) with Setco International Forwarding Corporation, a Texas corporation (“Setco”), pursuant to which the Company purchased a 16.84 acre tract of land from Setco, located at 13000 S. Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas, Texas, for an aggregate purchase price of $11,000,000, paid as follows:

 

  $1,125,000, by the Company’s execution and delivery of a Real Estate Lien Note made to Setco (the “September 2018 Note”);
     
  $4,875,000, by the Company’s issuance to Setco of 15,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (valued at $0.325 per share); and
     
  $5,000,000, by the Company’s transfer to Setco of the Company’s 51% ownership interest in Payroll Express.

 

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In connection with the Setco Property Purchase Transaction consummated on September 28, 2018, the Company had previously deposited with Setco an earnest money escrow payment of $25,000 (“Escrow Deposit”). At the closing of the Property Purchase Transaction, (a) the Company paid real estate taxes due for the Property of approximately $784, and (b) approximately $7,559 of fees were applied to the Escrow Deposit. As a result, Setco owes the Company approximately $18,225. The September 2018 Note had a principal balance of $1,125,000, and a stated maturity date of October 5, 2018. The Principal Amount of the September 2018 Note bears interest at a rate of 18% per annum (in this case, the “Interest”), which is also payable on the Maturity Date. The Company failed to pay Setco the Principal Amount and accrued and unpaid Interest due under the September 2018 Note on the stated Maturity Date and, therefore, is in default under the September 2018 Note. The Company’s obligations to repay amounts due under the September 2018 Note are secured by the Property, and the Company has executed and delivered the September 2018 Deed of Trust, with Setco as the beneficiary.

 

While the Company intended to take advantage of the collateral provided by the Setco real estate to obtain loan against property for working capital purposes as well as reduce high interest loan obligations related to Merchant Cash Advances, the prior management was unable to secure required financing because of (1) challenges associated with identifying an investor who was ready to match the valuation of $11,000,000 provided by the valuation company introduced by Setco for evaluating the property (2) feedback from multiple lending sources related to the lack of readily available access to the property which would further depress the value of the property against the established valuation by the valuation company, and (3) lack of sophisticated investors ready to invest in the land at the valuation provided by the valuation company that would have provided the Company sufficient funds to immediately take care of its short and long term debt obligations. As a result of this assessment and given failure to gain traction on the intended but missed capital opportunity on account of potentially misleading information by a service provider, management is currently reviewing with counsel available options to review and, if required, possibly seek damages from targeted parties to compensate the firm for the damages incurred related to pursuing transaction options related to this potentially incorrect valuation.

 

NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On June 4, 2018, the Company entered into a discounted Promissory Note Payable with a principal balance of $500,000, and bearing interest at a rate of 15% per annum. This note was personally guaranteed by Carl Dorvil, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder and secured, among other things, certain liens and security interests including the Setco property purchased on September 28, 2019. This note was due to be paid in full by August 1, 2018. The Company had been in negotiations to restructure this loan, as it was originally intended as a bridge loan with a term of 57 days. Pursuant to these negotiations, in August 2018, the maturity date on the note was extended to August 30, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, the Company failed to pay the Principal Amount and, therefore, continued to be in default under the Note. Subsequently on March 5, 2019, Civitas proceeded to execute its rights to enforce the liens on the Setco property through a foreclosure process which resulted in Civitas taking possession of the Setco property resulting in the elimination of the $500,000 Civitas note and any accrued interest on the principal amount and the elimination of $1,125,000 Setco real estate lien note made to Setco along with any accrued interests from the Company books.

 

Effective February 19, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the authorization of eight hundred thousand (800,000) shares of Series A1 Voting Preferred Stock (the “Series A1 Preferred Stock”) and approved the issuance to Srikumar Vanamali, the Corporation’s Interim CEO and Executive Director, of four hundred thousand (400,000) shares of this Series A1 Preferred Stock and approved the issuance to Shaheed Bailey, the Corporation’s Interim Chief Investment Officer and Director, of four hundred thousand (400,000) shares of this Series A1 Preferred Stock. As a result of the issuance of the Series A1 Preferred Stock Shares to Mr. Srikumar Vanamali and Mr Shaheed Bailey, , Mr. Srikumar Vanamali and Mr. Shaheed Bailey obtained voting rights over the Company’s outstanding voting stock on February 19, 2019, which provide them combined the right to vote up to 51% of the total voting shares able to vote on any and all shareholder matters. As a result, Mr. Srikumar Vanamali and Mr. Shaheed Bailey will exercise majority control in determining the outcome of all corporate transactions or other matters, including the election of Directors, mergers, consolidations, the sale of all or substantially all of our assets, and also the power to prevent or cause a change in control. In the event Mr. Srikumar Vanamali and Mr. Shaheed Bailey are no longer acting as Officers and Directors of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, the shares of Series A1 Preferred Stock shall automatically, without any action on the part of any party, or the Corporation, be deemed cancelled in their entirety. In relation to this, Form 3 was filed in SEC for both Srikumar Vanamali and Shaheed Bailey related to the 10% Beneficial ownership on account of the majority voting control through the preferred shares.

 

On February 8 2019, GEXM and the G&C Family LLC executed a “Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure” agreement the terms of which would allow GEXM to release ownership of the Arkansas building under AMAST LLC to the G&C Family Group, LLC in return for cancellation of the $1,300,000 real estate lien note secured by the building along with an and all accrued interest payable on the note as of the date of the agreement.

 

On March 16, 2019, the PEO license associated with GEX Management and registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation expired. Given the PEO business contributed to less than 5% of gross revenue historically for the firm and given the firm’s strategic focus is towards Staffing and Consulting revenue streams for 2019, management has decided to not renew the license at this time but will reserve the option for future renewal based on the appropriate business opportunity.

 

As of March 30, 2019, the Company has defaulted on the lease payable for the corporate offices located in 12001, N Central Expressway, Suite #825. Dallas TX 75243 for the months of January and February 2019. The Company is currently negotiating the lease renewal terms while also exploring alternate cost-efficient office spaces and is expected to reach a lease settlement agreement and decision related to the location of its future corporate offices on or before May 1, 2019

 

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