Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of MYOS RENS Technology Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Atlas Acquisition Corp. All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Reclassification of Prior Year Presentation

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for consistency with the current period presentation. These reclassifications did not have a material impact on the reported results of operations.



The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, equity and the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statement and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Making estimates requires management to exercise judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future non-conforming events. Accordingly, actual results could differ significantly from these estimates. Significant items subject to such estimates include but are not limited to the valuation of stock-based awards, measurement of allowances for doubtful accounts and inventory reserves, the selection of asset useful lives, fair value estimations used to test long-lived assets, including intangibles, impairments and provisions necessary for assets and liabilities. 


The Company has recorded minimal sales to its distributors during the past twelve consecutive quarters, and has only recently launched its QURR portfolio of branded products. Management’s estimates, including evaluation of impairment of long-lived assets and inventory reserves are based in part on forecasted future results. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ from forecasted results and these differences could have a significant effect on the asset carrying amounts.



The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less and money market accounts to be cash equivalents. At June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had no cash equivalents.


The Company maintains its bank accounts with high credit quality financial institutions and has never experienced any losses related to these bank accounts. The Company minimizes its credit risk associated with cash by periodically evaluating the credit quality of its financial institutions. The balance at times may exceed federally insured limits.


As part of our ongoing liquidity assessments, management evaluates our cash. The amount of funds held in the Company’s bank accounts can fluctuate due to the timing of receipts, payments in the ordinary course of business and other reasons, such as business-development activities so the Company may have exposure to cash in excess of FDIC insured limits.


Accounts Receivable, net

Accounts receivable consist primarily of trade amounts due from customers and from uncleared credit card transactions. It also includes holdback amounts from credit card companies. Accounts receivable are recorded at invoiced amounts and do not bear interest.


Inventories, net

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market, with cost determined on a first in, first-out basis. Each quarter the Company evaluates the need for a change in the inventory reserve based on sales and expiration dates of products.

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market, with cost determined on a first-in, first-out basis. Our policy is to recognize an inventory reserve as a loss in earnings in the period in which evidence exists that the market value of inventory is less than its cost due to damage, physical deterioration, obsolescence, changes in price levels or other causes.  Inventory “market value” is initially deemed to be current replacement cost, but it cannot be more than the net realizable value, and it cannot be less than the net realizable value, less an approximate normal profit margin.  Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less costs to complete and sell finished goods, including direct selling costs such as transportation and sales commissions.  


Deferred Offering Costs

The Company defers as other assets the direct incremental costs of raising capital until such time as the offering is completed. Once the offering is completed, the costs are charged against the capital raised. Should the offering not be completed, deferred offering costs will be charged to operations during the period in accordance with SEC guidance. Deferred offering costs as of June 30 2017 were $125 relating to legal and accounting fees for the at-the-market transaction.


Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost and are depreciated to their estimated residual value over their estimated useful lives of 3 to 7 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the asset’s useful life or the contractual remaining lease term including expected renewals. When assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the assets and related accumulated depreciation are reversed from the accounts and the resulting gains or losses are included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.


Depreciation is expensed using the straight-line method for all fixed assets.


The Company reviews fixed assets for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. The Company uses an estimate of future undiscounted net cash flows of the related assets or groups of assets over their remaining lives in measuring whether the assets are recoverable. If the assets are determined to be unrecoverable, an impairment loss is calculated by determining the difference between the carrying values and the estimated fair value. The Company did not consider any of its fixed assets to be impaired during the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.


Intangible Assets

The Company’s intangible assets consist primarily of intellectual property pertaining to Fortetropin, including its formula, trademarks, trade secrets, patent application and domain names, which were determined to have a fair value of $2,000 as of December 31, 2011. Based on expansion into new markets and introduction of new formulas, management determined that the intellectual property had a finite useful life of ten (10) years and began amortizing the asset over its estimated useful life beginning April 2014.


Based on twelve consecutive quarters of minimal revenues combined with changes in the sales channels through which the Company sells its products and an inability to predict future orders, if any, the Company tested the intellectual property for impairment in the fourth quarter of 2016 and determined that the asset value was recoverable and therefore no impairment was recognized.


In July 2014, the Company acquired the United States patent application for the manufacture of Fortetropin from Deutsches Institut fur Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. - the German Institute for Food Technologies (“DIL”). The cost of the patent application, which was capitalized as an intangible asset, was determined to be $101, based on the present value of the minimum guaranteed royalty payable to DIL using a discount rate of 10%. The intangible asset is being amortized over an estimated useful life of ten (10) years. The remaining contingent royalty payments will be recorded as the contingency has been resolved and the royalty becomes payable under the arrangement. For additional information on the amended supply agreement with DIL refer to “NOTE 11 – Commitments and Contingencies - Supply Agreement.”


Intangible assets also include patent costs associated with the application and issuance of patents. Costs to defend patents and costs to invalidate a competitor’s patent or patent application are expensed as incurred. Upon issuance of the patents, capitalized patent costs are reclassified from intangibles with indefinite lives to intangibles with finite lives and amortized on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the estimated economic life or the initial term of the patent, generally 20 years.


During the year ended December 31, 2016 the Company recorded an impairment of $44. The impairment was related to the write-off of capitalized patent costs due to the unlikelihood of certain patents being issued.


In March 2017, the Company launched a new product line on its e-commerce website www.qurr.com. The Company capitalized costs of $380 to be amortized over 5 years starting with the launch of the website in March 2017 at $19 per quarter.


Intangible assets at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 consisted of the following:


    June  30,     December 31,  
(In thousand $)   2017     2016  
Intangibles with finite lives:            
Intellectual property   $ 2,101     $ 2,101  
Website - qurr.com     380       380  
Less: accumulated amortization     (698 )     (574 )
Total intangible assets, net   $ 1,783     $ 1,907  


Assuming no additions, disposals or adjustments are made to the carrying values and/or useful lives of the intangible assets, annual amortization expense is estimated to be as follows:


     (In thousand $)  
Years Ended December 31,   Amount  
2017 (remaining six months)   $ 143  
2018     286  
2019     286  
2020     286  
2021     286  
2022 thereafter     496  
Total   $ 1,783  


Impairment testing of intangible assets subject to amortization involves comparing the carrying amount of the asset to the forecasted undiscounted future cash flows whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. In the event the carrying value of the asset exceeds the undiscounted future cash flows, the carrying value would be considered not recoverable and an impairment charge would be recorded. An impairment is measured as the excess of the asset’s carrying value over its fair value and is calculated using discounted future cash flows. The computed impairment is recognized in the period that it occurs. Assets which are not impaired may require an adjustment to the remaining useful lives for which to amortize the asset. Impairment testing requires the development of estimates and assumptions involving the determination of estimated net cash flows, selection of the appropriate discount rate to measure the risk inherent in future cash flow streams, assessment of an asset’s life cycle, competitive trends impacting the asset, as well as other factors. Changes in these underlying assumptions could significantly impact the asset’s estimated fair value. The Company’s management reviews the assumptions annually and has made an assessment that there is no impairment of intangible assets as of June 30, 2017.


Revenue Recognition

The Company records revenue from product sales when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, product has been shipped or delivered, the sales price to the customer is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Product sales represent revenue from the sale of products and related shipping amounts billed to customers, net of promotional discounts, rebates, and return allowances. Depending on individual customer agreements, sales are recognized either upon shipment of product to customers or upon delivery. With respect to direct-to-consumer sales, both title and risk of loss transfer to customers upon our delivery to the customer. The Company’s gross product sales may be subject to sales allowances and deductions in arriving at reported net product sales. For example, the Company may periodically offer discounts and sales incentives to customers to encourage purchases. Sales incentives are treated as a reduction to the purchase price of the related transaction. Reductions from gross sales for customer discounts and rebates have been minimal, and sales allowances for product returns have not been provided since under our existing arrangements customers are not permitted to return product except for non-conforming product.


Deferred Revenue

The Company recognizes revenue from bulk product sales when product is shipped to customers or upon delivery. Deposits received with a purchase order are recorded as deferred revenue on the balance sheet.


Deferred revenue as of June 30, 2017 represents revenue in connection with a purchase order received in April 2017 for which we received $20 down payment for product to be shipped and paid for later in the year. The deferred revenue from December 31, 2016 represents a purchase order received in October 2016 along with $56 down payment. The order was shipped in January 2017.



The Company charges the costs of advertising to selling, marketing and research expenses as incurred. Advertising and promotional costs were $92 and $1 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $124 and $118 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Research and Development

Research and development expenses consist primarily of salaries, benefits, and other related costs, including stock-based compensation, for personnel serving in our research and development functions, and other internal operating expenses, the cost of manufacturing our product for clinical study, the cost of conducting those studies and the cost of conducting preclinical and research activities. Nonrefundable advance payments for goods or services that will be used or rendered for future research and development activities are initially capitalized and are then recognized as an expense as the related goods are consumed or the services are performed. Research and development expenses were $22 and $5 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $22 and $5 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Shipping and Handling Costs

The Company records expenses for shipping and handling of products to our customers as cost of sales. These expenses were $11 and $5 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $19 and $14 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Stock-based Compensation

Stock-based payments are measured at their estimated fair value on the date of grant. Stock-based awards to non-employees are re-measured at fair value each financial reporting date until performance is completed. Stock-based compensation expense recognized during a period is based on the estimated number of awards that are ultimately expected to vest. For stock options and restricted stock that do not vest immediately but which contain only a service vesting feature, we recognize compensation cost on the unvested shares and options on a straight-line basis over the remaining vesting period.


The Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to estimate the fair value of options and the market price of our common stock on the date of grant for the fair value of restricted stock issued. Our determination of fair value of stock-based awards is affected by our stock price as well as assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to, our expected stock price volatility over the term of the awards, and certain other market variables such as the risk-free interest rate.


Segment Information

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 280, Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information, establishes standards for reporting information about operating segments and requires selected information for those segments to be presented in the financial statements. It also establishes standards for related disclosures about products and services and geographic areas. Operating segments are identified as components of an enterprise about which separate discrete financial information is available for evaluation by the chief operating decision maker, or decision-making group, in making decisions how to allocate resources and assess performance. Management has determined that the Company operates in one segment.


Concentrations of Credit Risk

Management regularly reviews accounts receivables, and if necessary, establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts that reflects management’s best estimate of amounts that may not be collectible based on historical collection experience and specific customer information. Bad debt expense recognized as a result of an allowance for doubtful accounts is included in operating expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. If we are unable to collect our outstanding accounts receivable from our distributors, or if our distributors are unable or unwilling to purchase our products, our operating results and financial condition will be adversely affected.


Fair Value Measurement

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants. The authoritative guidance on fair value measurements establishes a consistent framework for measuring fair value on either a recurring or nonrecurring basis whereby observable and unobservable inputs, used in valuation techniques, are assigned a hierarchical level.


The following are the hierarchy levels of inputs to measure fair value:


  Level 1: Inputs that utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
  Level 2: Inputs that utilize observable quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets and observable quoted prices for identical or similar assets in markets that are not very active.
  Level 3: Inputs that utilize unobservable inputs and include valuations of assets or liabilities for which there is little, if any, market activity.


A financial asset or liability’s classification within the above hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement. At June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 the Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses and short-term debt. Due to their short-term nature, the carrying amounts of the Company’s financial instruments approximated their fair values.


Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share   

Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders for the period by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss for the period by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period increased to include the number of additional shares of common stock that would have been outstanding if potential dilutive securities outstanding had been issued. The Company uses the “treasury stock” method to determine the dilutive effect of common stock equivalents such as options, warrants and restricted stock. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company incurred a net loss. Accordingly, the potential dilutive securities were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share of common stock because their inclusion would have been antidilutive. As a result, diluted loss per common share is the same as basic loss per common share for all periods presented.


Income Taxes

Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method in accordance with ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases as well as operating loss and tax credit carry forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the periods in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the extent that the recoverability of the asset is unlikely to be recognized. The Company follows ASC 740 rules governing uncertain tax positions, which provides guidance for recognition and measurement. This prescribes a threshold condition that a tax position must meet for any of the benefits of the uncertain tax position to be recognized in the financial statements. It also provides accounting guidance on recognition, classification and disclosure of these uncertain tax positions. The Company has no uncertain income tax positions.


Interest costs and penalties related to income taxes are classified as interest expense and operating expenses, respectively, in the Company’s financial statements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company did not recognize any interest or penalty expense related to income taxes. The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and states in which it does business.