Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Going Concern

Going Concern
3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Going Concern [Abstract]  
Going Concern

3. Going Concern


The Company’s financial statements are prepared using generally accepted accounting principles, which contemplate the realization of assets and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. Because the business is new and has limited operating history and relatively few sales, no certainty of continuation can be stated.


  The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company had an operating and net loss of $833,675 and negative cash flow from operations of $878,394 and an accumulated deficit of $26,320,481.


The Company believes it has sufficient cash on hand to operate until the first quarter of calendar 2022 at which time it will require additional funds for operating capital and the planned hotel rollout of its products in early 2022.  We do not believe our cash on hand will be adequate to satisfy our long-term working capital needs. We believe that our current capitalization structure, combined with ongoing increases in distribution, revenues, and market capitalization, will enable us to successfully secure required financing to continue our growth.


Because the business has limited operating history and sales, no certainty of continuation can be stated. Management has devoted a significant amount of time in the raising of capital from additional debt and equity financing. However, the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern will again be dependent upon raising additional funds through debt and equity financing and generating revenue. There are no assurances the Company will receive the necessary funding or generate revenue necessary to fund operations long-term.


The Company cannot give any assurance that it will, in the future, be able to achieve a level of profitability from the sale of its products to sustain its operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for one year from the date the financials are issued. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on recoverability and reclassification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.


The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including the measures to reduce its spread, and the impact on the economy, cannot fully be understood and identified. Indications to date are that there are somewhat offsetting factors relating to the impact on our Company. Industry data shows that supermarket sales remain up, with more people spending more time at home. Anecdotally and statistically, snacking activity is also up while consumers are reporting a decrease in sleep quality and sleep satisfaction.


The offsetting factors are the impact of the virus on the overall economy, and the impact that a down economic period can have on consumer behavior, including trial of new brands. Greater unemployment, recession, and other possible unforeseen factors are shown to have an impact. Research indicates that consumers are less likely to try new brands during economic recession and stress, returning to the legacy brands they’ve known for decades.


With consumers generally making fewer shopping trips, while buying more on those occasions and reverting back to more familiar brands, certain brand-launch marketing tactics, such as in-store displays and in-store product sampling tables, are either impaired or impermissible. So, while overall night snacking demand is up, and consumer need/desire for better sleep is also stronger, driving consumer trial and adoption has been more difficult and expensive during these circumstances.


From both public statements, and conversations between Nightfood Management and current and former executives from certain global food and beverage conglomerates, it has been affirmed to Management that there is increased strategic interest in the nighttime nutrition space as a potential high-growth opportunity, partially due to recent declines in consumer sleep quality and increases in at-home nighttime snacking.


We have experienced no major issues with supply chain or logistics. Order processing function has been normal to date, and our manufacturers have assured us that their operations are “business as usual” as of the time of this filing.


It is possible that the fallout from the pandemic could make it more difficult in the future for the Company to access required growth capital, possibly rendering us unable to meet certain debts and expenses.


More directly, COVID has impaired Nightfood’s ability to execute certain in-store and out-of-store marketing initiatives. For example, since the inception of COVID, the Company was unable to conduct in-store demonstrations and unable to participate in local pregnancy, baby expos, and health expos that were originally intended to be part of our marketing mix.


Additionally, with more consumers shopping online, both for delivery or at-store pickup, the opportunity for shoppers to learn about new brands at-shelf has been somewhat diminished. Management is working to identify opportunities to build awareness and drive trial under these new circumstances.


It is impossible to know what the future holds with regard to the virus, both for our company and in the broader sense. There are many uncertainties regarding the current coronavirus pandemic, and the Company is closely monitoring the impact of the pandemic on all aspects of its business, including how it will impact its customers, vendors, and business partners. It is difficult to know if the pandemic has materially impacted the results of operations, and we are unable to predict the impact that COVID-19 will have on our financial position and operating results due to numerous uncertainties. The Company expects to continue to assess the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and intends to make adjustments accordingly, if necessary.