Going Concern and Management's Liquidity Plans
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Going Concern and Management's Liquidity Plans||
2. GOING CONCERN AND MANAGEMENT’S LIQUIDITY PLANS
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of asset amounts or the classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had cash of $1,210,668 and a working capital deficit of $3,451,820. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company incurred a net loss of $3,736,028 and used cash in operations of $3,682,663. The Company has an accumulated deficit of $91,493,980 at September 30, 2020. Further, as of September 30, 2020, principal and interest in the amount of $1,270,354 and $573,150, respectively, owed in connection with the Company’s debt obligations are past due and are payable on demand, principal and interest in the amount of $1,955,389 and $50,686 owed in connection with the Company’s convertible debt matures on December 31, 2020, and $643,092 represents the current portion of the Company’s loans payable which are payable on demand or for which payments are due within twelve months after September 30, 2020. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020 the Company funded its operations with the proceeds of debt and equity financing of $5,353,717.
Based upon projected revenues and expenses, the Company believes that it may not have sufficient funds to operate for the next twelve months from the date these financial statements are issued. Further, while the Company plans to extend its current deadline to uplist to NASDAQ, should that effort not be successful, the Company would be required, on December 31, 2020, to redeem all Series B Shares that have not been previously converted to common stock. The cost to redeem these shares would likely have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position and would likely require either the liquidation of certain Company assets or an effort to raise new equity or debt financing. Whether the Company would be able to consummate any such transaction, should it need to do so, on economically beneficial terms or otherwise, cannot be presently known. The aforementioned factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
In December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) surfaced in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a global pandemic in March 2020. Recently, we closed our corporate office, and temporarily closed our hotel, restaurant, winery operations, and golf and tennis operations. Further, the Gaucho factories have closed, borders for importing product have been impacted and the Gaucho fulfillment center is also closed. In response, we have reduced costs by negotiating out of our New York lease, renegotiating with our vendors, and implementing salary reductions. We have also created an e-commerce platform for our wine sales in response to the pandemic. The Company is continuing to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 and the related business and travel restrictions, and changes to behavior intended to reduce its spread, and the related impact on the Company’s operations, financial position and cash flows, as well as the impact on its employees. Due to the rapid development and fluidity of this situation, the magnitude and duration of the pandemic and its impact on the Company’s future operations and liquidity is uncertain as of the date of this report. While there could ultimately be a material impact on operations and liquidity of the Company, at the time of issuance, the impact could not be determined.
The Company presently has enough cash on hand to sustain its operations on a month to month basis. If the Company is not able to obtain additional sources of capital, it may not have sufficient funds to continue to operate the business for twelve months from the date these financial statements are issued. Historically, the Company has been successful in raising funds to support its capital needs. Management believes that it will be successful in obtaining additional financing; however, no assurance can be provided that the Company will be able to do so. Further, there is no assurance that these funds will be sufficient to enable the Company to attain profitable operations or continue as a going concern. To the extent that the Company is unsuccessful, the Company may need to curtail its operations and implement a plan to extend payables, reduce overhead and possibly sell certain Company assets until sufficient additional capital is raised to support further operations. There can be no assurance that such a plan will be successful. Such a plan could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations, and ultimately the Company could be forced to discontinue its operations, liquidate and/or seek reorganization in bankruptcy.
These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
The entire disclosure when substantial doubt is raised about the ability to continue as a going concern. Includes, but is not limited to, principal conditions or events that raised substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern, management's evaluation of the significance of those conditions or events in relation to the ability to meet its obligations, and management's plans that alleviated or are intended to mitigate the conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef