Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Principles of Consolidation


The accompanying condensed 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 Period Presentation


Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for consistency with the current period presentation. These reclassifications had no impact on the Company’s prior year net loss or stockholders’ equity. 


Use of Estimates


The preparation of condensed consolidated 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 condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Making estimates requires management to exercise significant 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 condensed consolidated 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, the actual results could differ significantly from 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 amount of deferred offering costs recognized, 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. 


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 asset carrying amounts. Management believes that we have the ability to sell raw materials to a third party in the event the Company does not obtain the requisite amount of revenue.


Cash and Cash Equivalents


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 March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 the Company had no cash equivalents. As part of our ongoing liquidity assessments, management evaluates our cash and 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 amount of funds held in these accounts can fluctuate due to the timing of receipts and payments in the ordinary course of business and due to other reasons, such as business-development activities so the Company may at times have exposure to cash in excess of FDIC insured limits.


Inventory Reserves


Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value, 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 projected future sales and expiration dates of products. Our policy is to recognize an inventory reserve as a loss in earnings in the period in which evidence exists that the net realizable value of inventory is less than its cost due to damage, physical deterioration, obsolescence, and changes in inventory reserve estimates, changes in price levels or other causes. 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 as well as inventory write-offs. The multiple possible outcomes that can result from applying lower of cost or net realizable value can make inventory valuation highly complex. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 no additional reserve was recorded within cost of sales on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.


Deferred Offering Costs


The Company defers as other assets the direct incremental costs of raising capital until such time as the offering is completed. At the time of the completion of the offering, the costs are charged against the capital raised. Should the offering not be completed, deferred offering costs are charged to operations during the period in accordance with SEC guidance. Since the February 21, 2017 sales agreement expired by June 30, 2018 the remaining deferred offering costs of $96 on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets were recognized and recorded within the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations as general and administrative expenses.


On July 24, 2018, the Company entered into a new sales agreement, incurring $108 of deferred offering costs. As of March 31, 2019, $92 of deferred offering costs is included as a long term asset on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.




The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating lease assets and liabilities are included in operating lease right of use (“ROU”) lease assets, current portion of operating lease liabilities, and long term operating lease liabilities on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.


Operating lease right of use assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company’s obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease right of use assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date of the lease based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Since the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The operating right of use assets also include any lease payments made and excludes lease incentives. The Company’s lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.


Fair Value of Long-Lived Assets


We test long-lived assets, including fixed assets and intangibles with finite lives, for recoverability when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the net carrying amount is greater than its fair value. Assets are grouped and evaluated at the lowest level for their identifiable cash flows that are largely independent of the cash flows of other groups of assets. We consider historical performance and future estimated results in our evaluation of potential impairment and then compare the carrying amount of the asset to the future estimated cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds estimated expected undiscounted future cash flows, we measure the amount of impairment by comparing the carrying amount of the asset to its fair value. The estimation of fair value is generally measured by discounting expected future cash flows at the rate we utilize to evaluate potential investments. We estimate fair value based on the information available in making the necessary estimates, judgments and projections.


Fixed Assets


Fixed assets are stated at cost and 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 condensed consolidated statements of operations.


Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method for all fixed assets. Repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred.


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. 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.


In July 2014, the Company acquired the United States patent application for the manufacturing 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 is resolved and the royalty becomes payable under the arrangement. For additional information on the amended supply agreement with DIL refer to “NOTE 12 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES - Supply Agreement.”


Intangible assets also includes patent costs associated with applying for a patent and being issued a patent. Costs to defend a patent and costs to invalidate a competitor’s patent or patent application are expensed as incurred. Upon issuance of the patent, 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.


Our policy is to evaluate intangible assets subject to amortization for possible impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. Impairment testing of intangible assets subject to amortization involves comparing the carrying amount of the asset to the forecasted undiscounted future cash flows. In the event the carrying value of the asset exceeds the undiscounted future cash flows, the carrying value is considered not recoverable and an impairment exists. An impairment loss is measured as the excess of the asset’s carrying value over its fair value, calculated using a discounted future cash flow method. The computed impairment loss is recognized in the period that the impairment occurs. Assets which are not impaired may require an adjustment to the remaining useful lives for which to amortize the asset.


There were no impairment charges for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018. Intangible assets at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of the following:


    March 31,     December 31,  
    2019     2018  
Intangibles with finite lives:            
Intellectual property   $ 2,101     $ 2,101  
Website - qurr.com     380       380  
Less: accumulated amortization – intellectual property     (1,047 )     (994 )
Less: accumulated amortization - website     (261 )     (242 )
Total intangible assets, net   $ 1,173     $ 1,245  


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


Years Ended December 31,   Amount  
2019 (remaining nine months)   $ 214  
2020     232  
2021     232  
2022     232  
2023     210  
2024     53  
Total   $ 1,173  




Revenue Recognition


Net revenues include products and shipping and handling charges, net of estimates for incentives and other sales allowances or discounts. Our product sales generally do not provide for rights of return. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration we expect to receive in exchange for transferring products. All revenue is recognized when we satisfy our performance obligations under the contract. We recognize revenue by transferring the promised products to the customer, with revenue recognized at the point in time the customer obtains control of the products. We consider charges associated with shipping and handling activities as costs to fulfill our performance obligations. Using probability assessments, we estimate sales incentives expected to be paid over the term of the contract. The majority of our contracts have a single performance obligation and are short term in nature. Sales taxes that are collected from customers and remitted to governmental authorities are accounted for on a net basis and therefore are excluded from net sales.


Accounts Receivable


Credit is extended based upon an evaluation of the customer’s financial condition. Accounts receivable are stated at their estimated net realizable value. Any allowance for doubtful accounts is based on an analysis of customer accounts and historical experience.


Contract Liabilities


Contract liabilities may include deferred revenue related to customer payments made in advance of the customer obtaining control of the product, as well as liabilities associated with sales incentives. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had no contract liability balances.


Disaggregation of Revenue


Our net revenues by product type are presented below for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.


    Three months ended  
Product Type   March 31,
    March 31,
Qurr® (1)   $ 16       50  
Yolked® (2)     68       -  
Myos Canine Muscle Formula® (3)     61       -  
Physician Muscle Health Formula (4)     4       7  
Total Net Revenues   $ 149       57  


(1) Launched in March 2017
(2) Launched in March 2018
(3) Launched in June 2018
(4) Launched in May 2016




The Company charges advertising expenses to selling, marketing and research as incurred. Advertising expenses were $236 and $150 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Research and Development


Research and development expenses consist primarily of operating expenses, the cost of manufacturing our product for clinical study, the cost of conducting clinical studies and the cost of conducting preclinical and research activities. 


Research and development expenses were $9 and $186 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Shipping and Handling


The Company records expenses for shipping and handling of products to our customers as cost of sales. These expenses were $6 and $5 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, 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. Share-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. These expenses are included as personnel and benefits within the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Stock-based compensation expenses were $243 and $123 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


The Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to estimate the fair value of stock 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 the 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.


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 March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 the Company’s financial instruments consisted primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities. 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 months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company incurred a net loss. Accordingly, the Company’s common stock equivalents were anti-dilutive and excluded from the diluted net loss per share computation.


The aggregate number of potentially dilutive common stock equivalents outstanding at March 31, 2019 excluded from the diluted net loss per share computation because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive were 1,083,082, which includes warrants to purchase an aggregate of 663,356 shares of common stock and options to purchase an aggregate of 224,380 shares of common stock.


The aggregate number of potentially dilutive common stock equivalents outstanding at March 31, 2018 excluded from the diluted net loss per share computation because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive were 1,439,942, which includes outstanding and exercisable warrants to purchase an aggregate of 821,202 shares of common stock, and vested stock options to purchase an aggregate of 618,740 shares of common stock.


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.


For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, 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.