UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

  x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

 

or

 

  ¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _________________________ to_________________________

 

Commission File Number: 001-38036

 

TAKUNG ART CO., LTD

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   26-4731758
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

Room 1105 Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

+852 3158 0977

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
 Common Stock  TKAT  NYSE American

  

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically 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). x     Yes ¨     No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “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 x Smaller reporting company x
  Emerging growth company ¨

 

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. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). ¨    Yes x      No

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY

PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d)of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. ¨     Yes ¨     No

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

The number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of June 29, 2020 is 11,271,379.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

Takung Art Co., Ltd and subsidiaries (“Takung” or the “Company”) is filing this quarterly report on Form 10-Q after the May 15, 2020 (the “Original Due Date”) deadline applicable to it for the filing of a Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 (the “Quarterly Report”) in reliance on the 45-day extension provided by an order issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), dated March 4, 2020 (Release No. 34-88318), as modified and superseded by a new SEC order issued on March 25, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465) (collectively, the “Order”).

 

  On May 12, 2020, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K to indicate its intention to rely on the Order for such extension. Consistent with its statements made in the Form 8-K, the Company was unable to file the Quarterly Report by the Original Due Date, and therefore relied on the Order. Due to the circumstances and uncertainty surrounding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business, employees, consultants and service providers of the Company, and considering the lack of time for the compilation, dissemination and review of the information required to be presented and the importance of markets and investors receiving materially accurate information in the Quarterly Report, the Quarterly Report is hereby filed before the extended due date permitted under the Order, i.e., 45 days after the Original Due Date, or June 29, 2020.

 

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

TAKUNG ART CO., LTD

INDEX

 

      Page 
PART I.  Financial Information   3 
         
   Item 1.  Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)   3 
         
   Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.   18 
         
   Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.   28 
         
   Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.   28 
         
PART II.  Other Information   29 
         
   Item 6.  Exhibits.   29 
         
   Signatures   30 

 

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PART I –FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

TAKUNG ART CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Stated in U.S. Dollars except Number of Shares)

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
Current assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,062,253     $ 5,424,213  
Restricted cash     15,466,438       16,404,941  
Account receivables, net     154,813       -  
Prepayment and other current assets, net     311,103       451,248  
Amount due from a related party     -       5,834,554  
Loan receivables     1,977,178       2,010,974  
Total current assets     22,971,785       30,125,930  
                 
Non-current assets                
Property and equipment, net     727,443       859,826  
Intangible assets     22,510       22,401  
Deferred tax assets, net     557,136       540,279  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     582,121       731,469  
Amount due from related parties     5,838,877       104,128  
Other non-current assets     57,675       57,470  
Total non-current assets     7,785,762       2,315,573  
Total assets   $ 30,757,547     $ 32,441,503  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
                 
LIABILITIES                
Current liabilities                
Accrued expenses and other payables   $ 831,399     $ 629,666  
Customer deposits     15,466,438       16,404,941  
Advance from customers     16,364       8,788  
Short-term borrowings from a third party     1,916,540       1,868,345  
Amount due to related parties     383,638       6,862,713  
Operating lease liabilities – current     132,348       166,987  
Tax payables     22,274       6,050  
Total current liabilities     18,769,001       25,947,490  
                 
Non-current liabilities                
Operating lease liabilities, non-current     49,002       48,856  
Amount due to a related party, non-current     6,450,531       -  
Total non-current liabilities     6,499,533       48,856  
Total liabilities     25,268,534       25,996,346  
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
                 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Common stock (1,000,000,000 shares authorized; $0.001 par value; 11,255,129 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2020; 11,255,129 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019)     11,255       11,255  
Additional paid-in capital     6,326,590       6,320,604  
(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings     (567,035 )     386,327  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (281,797 )     (273,029 )
Total shareholders’ equity     5,489,013       6,445,157  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 30,757,547     $ 32,441,503  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

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TAKUNG ART CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Stated in U.S. Dollars except Number of Shares)

(UNAUDITED)

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Revenue          
Listing fee  $176,943   $289,072 
Commission   900,823    178,358 
Management fee   103,520    68,271 
Total revenue   1,181,286    535,701 
           
Cost of revenue   (656,514)   (267,279)
Gross profit   524,772    268,422 
           
Operating expenses          
General and administrative expenses   (1,110,447)   (1,274,585)
Selling expenses   (42,989)   (30,812)
Total operating expenses   (1,153,436)   (1,305,397)
           
Loss from operations   (628,664)   (1,036,975)
           
Other income and expenses:          
Other income (expenses)   38,305    (21,990)
Loan interest expense   (38,913)   - 
Exchange (loss) gain   (236,695)   358,734 
Total other (expenses) income   (237,303)   336,744 
           
Loss before income tax expense   (865,967)   (700,231)
           
Income tax expense   (87,395)   (8,562)
           
Net loss   (953,362)   (708,793)
           
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (8,768)   (5,480)
           
Comprehensive loss  $(962,130)  $(714,273)
           
Loss per common share – basic  $(0.08)  $(0.06)
Loss per common share – diluted  $(0.08)  $(0.06)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding –basic   11,255,129    11,226,025 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding –diluted   11,255,129    11,226,025 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TAKUNG ART CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUTIY

(Stated in U.S. Dollars except Number of Shares)

(UNAUDITED)

 

   Number   Common   Additional
Paid-in
   Retained
earnings (accumulated
   Accumulated
other
comprehensive
     
   of shares   stock   capital   deficit)   loss   Total 
Balance, December 31, 2019   11,255,129   $11,255   $6,320,604   $386,327   $(273,029)  $6,445,157 
Shared-based compensation   -    -    5,986    -    -    5,986 
Net loss   -    -    -    (953,362)   -    (953,362)
Foreign currency translation adjustment   -    -    -    -    (8,768)   (8,768)
Balance, March 31, 2020   11,255,129   $11,255    6,326,590    (567,035)   (281,797)   5,489,013 

 

   Number   Common   Additional
Paid-in
   Retained   Accumulated
other
comprehensive
     
   of shares   stock   capital   earnings   loss   Total 
Balance, December 31, 2018   11,226,025    11,226    6,281,790    4,479,133    (302,702)   10,469,447 
                               
Shared-based compensation   -    -    16,851    -    -    16,851 
Net loss   -    -    -    (708,793)   -    (708,793)
Foreign currency translation adjustment   -    -    -    -    (5,480)   (5,480)
Balance, March 31, 2019   11,226,025    11,226    6,298,641    3,770,340    (308,182)   9,772,025 

 

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TAKUNG ART CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Stated in U.S. Dollars)

(UNAUDITED)

 

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2020     2019  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities     (1,214,913 )     6,175,680  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchase of property and equipment     -       (27,233 )
Purchase of available-for-sale investments     -       (10,633,534 )
Maturity and redemption of available-for-sale investments     -       10,633,534  
Repayment from loan to third party     -       2,443,252  
Net cash provided by investing activities     -       2,416,019  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Repayment of loan from third party     -       (2,499,500 )
Net cash used in financing activities     -       (2,499,500 )
                 
Effect of exchange rate change on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (85,550 )     (503,119 )
                 
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (1,300,463 )     5,589,080  
                 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance     21,829,154       12,524,086  
                 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending balance   $ 20,528,691     $ 18,113,166  
                 
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash to the condensed consolidated balance sheets                
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively     5,062,253       7,740,711  
Restricted cash as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively     15,466,438       10,372,455  
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively     20,528,691       18,113,166  
                 
Supplemental cash flows information:                
                 
Cash paid for interest   $ -     $ -  
Cash paid for income tax   $ -     $ -  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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TAKUNG ART CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Takung Art Co., Ltd and Subsidiaries (“Takung”), a Delaware corporation (formerly Cardigant Medical Inc.) through Hong Kong Takung Art Co., Ltd. (“Hong Kong Takung”), a Hong Kong company and its wholly owned subsidiary, operates an electronic online platform located at www.takungae.com for artists, art dealers and art investors to offer and trade in valuable artwork.

 

Hong Kong Takung was incorporated in Hong Kong on September 17, 2012 and operates an electronic online platform for offering and trading artwork. The Company generates revenue from its services in connection with the offering and trading of artwork on its system, primarily consisting of listing fees, trading commissions, and management fees. The Company conducts business primarily in Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China.

 

Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Takung”) is a limited liability company, with a registered capital of $1 million, located in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. Shanghai Takung was incorporated on July 28, 2015. It is engaged in providing services to its parent company Hong Kong Takung by receiving deposits from and making payments to online artwork traders of Takung for and on behalf of Takung. Shanghai Takung was deregistered on May 8, 2020 and the Company merged the operations of Shanghai Takung with Tianjin Takung.

 

Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (“Tianjin Takung”) provides technology development services to Hong Kong Takung and also carries out marketing and promotion activities in mainland China. It is engaged in providing services to its parent company Hong Kong Takung by receiving deposits from and making payments to online artwork traders of Takung for and on behalf of Takung when Shanghai Takung was deregistered.

 

Hong Kong Takung Art Holdings Company Limited (“Takung Art Holdings”) was formed in Hong Kong on July 20, 2018 and operates as a holding company to control an online platform for offering, selling and trading whole piece of artwork.

 

Art Era Internet Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (“Art Era”), formed in Tianjin on September 7, 2018, is a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Takung Art Holdings, and formed as a limited liability company with a registered capital of $2 million located in the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Tianjin. Art Era mainly focuses on developing its e-commerce platform for art. Art Era was deregistered on June 18, 2019 due to Company’s plan to put off the e-commerce platform development.

 

Hong Kong MQ Group Limited (“Hong Kong MQ”) was formed in Hong Kong on November 27, 2018 and currently has no operations. On June 19, 2019, as a result of a private transaction, one (1) share of common stock of Hong Kong MQ was transferred from Ms. Hiu Ngai Ma to the Company. The net asset of Hong Kong MQ was $nil as of the acquisition date. The consideration paid for the ownership transfer, which represent 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Hong Kong MQ, was $0.13 (HK$1). Hong Kong MQ became a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. 

 

MQ (Tianjin) Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd. (“Tianjin MQ”) was incorporated in Tianjin, PRC on July 9, 2019 and is a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong MQ. It was established as a limited liability company with a registered capital of $100,000 located in the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Tianjin. Tianjin MQ will focus on exploring business opportunities and promoting its artwork trading business.

  

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2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and disclosures, which are normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to provide a fair presentation. The interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC.

 

Beginning in the quarter ended March 31, 2020, a strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread globally and at this point, the extent to which the COVID-19 may impact operations of the Company is uncertain. The extent of the impact of the coronavirus on the Company's business and operations will depend on several factors, such as the duration, severity, and geographic spread of the pandemic, development of the testing and treatment and stimulus measures of the government. The Company is monitoring and assessing the evolving situation closely and evaluating its potential exposure. The operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 may not be indicative of the future operating results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 or other future periods, particularly in light of the uncertain impact COVID-19 could have on the Company's business.

 

This basis of accounting involves the application of accrual accounting and consequently, revenues and gains are recognized when earned, and expenses and losses are recognized when incurred. The Company’s financial statements are expressed in U.S. Dollars.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present a fair statement of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2020, its interim condensed consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, as applicable, have been made. The interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future periods. 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Except for the ASUs issued but not yet adopted disclosed in Note 2 to the financial statements on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC, there is no ASU issued by the FASB that is expected to have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements upon adoption. 

  

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  3. PREPAYMENT AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET

 

Prepayment and other current assets mainly consist of the prepaid tax, the prepaid services for maintenance of online trading system, the advertising and promotional services, prepaid financial advisory and banking services, as well as other current assets.

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)        
Prepaid tax   $ 181,068     $ 281,582  
Prepaid service fees     101,695       132,064  
Short-term borrowings to a third party     54,184       53,919  
Staff advance     22,892       18,380  
Deposit     311       316  
Other current assets     5,137       18,906  
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts     (54,184 )     (53,919 )
Prepayment and other current assets, net   $ 311,103     $ 451,248  

 

No provision for doubtful accounts was recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

  

4. ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES, NET

 

Account receivables consisted of the following:

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)     
Listing fee  $154,813   $- 
Authorized agent subscription revenue   563,537    560,780 
Monthly commission fee   1,392,229    1,385,420 
Others   54,174    53,909 
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts   (2,009,940)   (2,000,109)
Account receivables, net  $154,813   $- 

  

No provision for doubtful accounts was recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

  

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5. LOAN RECEIVABLES

 

The following table sets forth a summary of the loan agreements in loan receivables balance:

 

Date   Borrower  Lender   Original
Amount
(RMB)
   Outstanding
Balance
(RMB)
   Amount in
Reporting
Currency
(USD)
   Annual 
Interest
Rate
   Repayment 
Due Date
7/18/2019     Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co.   Tianjin
Takung
    5,000,000    5,000,000   $706,135   0 %  7/17/2020
8/29/2019      Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co.   Tianjin
Takung
    5,000,000    5,000,000   $706,135   0 %  8/28/2020
9/20/2019      Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co.   Tianjin
Takung
    4,000,000    4,000,000   $564,908   0 %  9/19/2020
               Total        $1,977,178       

 

  The interest-free loans (the “RMB Loans”) entered into by Tianjin Takung were guaranteed by Mr. Daquan Wang who is a General Manager and legal representative of Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co. (“Chongqing”). Mr.  Daquan Wang is a citizen of the People’s Republic of China. Both Chongqing and Mr. Daquan Wang are non-related parties to the Company.

  

 

Hong Kong Takung entered into loan agreements (the “HKD Loans”) with Friend Sourcing Ltd., a Hong Kong company (“Friend Sourcing”) with interest accruing at a rate of 8% per annum (See Note 8). Friend Sourcing is a non-related party to the Company.

 

The transactions with Friend Sourcing were aimed to meet the Company’s working capital needs in Hong Kong Dollars.

 

Through an understanding between Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co. and Friend Sourcing, the HKD Loans are “secured” by the RMB Loans. It is the understanding between the parties that the HKD Loans and the RMB Loans will be repaid simultaneously.  

  

6. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

 

Property and equipment consisted of the following:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)     
Furniture, fixtures and equipment  $199,091   $201,093 
Leasehold improvements   342,465    343,697 
Computer trading and clearing system   3,375,544    3,379,654 
Transport equipment   101,594    103,330 
Sub-total   4,018,694    4,027,774 
Less: accumulated depreciation   (3,291,251)   (3,167,948)
 Property and equipment, net  $727,443   $859,826 

 

Depreciation expense was $127,930 and $156,779 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

7. ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES

 

Accrued expenses and other payables as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 consisted of the following:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)     
Accruals for professional fees   434,650    168,040 
Accruals for consulting fees  $267,499   $311,122 
Payroll payables   33,105    79,710 
Trading and clearing system   50,543    50,295 
Other payables   45,602    20,499 
Total accrued expenses and other payables  $831,399   $629,666 

 

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8. SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS FROM A THIRD PARTY

 

In July 2019, Hong Kong Takung entered into loan agreements (the “HKD Loans”) with Friend Sourcing Ltd, a Hong Kong company (“Friend Sourcing”) with interest accruing at a rate of 8% per annum. The HKD Loans are to provide Hong Kong Takung with sufficient HKD currency to meet its working capital requirements. Friend Sourcing is a non-related party to the Company.

 

In the meantime, Tianjin Takung entered interest-free loan (the “RMB Loans”) to another third party as a guarantee for the HKD Loans. The loan amount was $1,977,178 (RMB 14,000,000). Through an understanding between the two third parties, the HKD Loans are “secured” by the RMB Loans. It is an understanding between the parties that when the HKD Loans are repaid, the RMB Loans will be repaid at the same time. 

 

Date   Borrower    Lender      March 31, 
2020
(USD)
   December 31,
2019
(USD)
   Annual
Interest
Rate
   Repayment 
Due Date
7/18/2019   Hong Kong Takung    Friend Sourcing Ltd.      $718,322   $714,808    8%  7/17/2020
8/29/2019   Hong Kong Takung    Friend Sourcing Ltd.      $699,624   $696,202    8%  8/28/2020
9/20/2019   Hong Kong Takung    Friend Sourcing Ltd.      $559,699   $556,961    8%  9/19/2020
          Less: Discount loan payable      $(61,105)  $(99,626)        
         Total      $1,916,540   $1,868,345         

 

The weighted average interest rate of outstanding short-term borrowings was 8% per annum as of March 31, 2020. The fair value of the short-term borrowings approximates their carrying amounts. The weighted average short-term borrowings were $1,916,540 and $686,884 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and the year ended December 31, 2019, respectively. The interest expenses for the short-term borrowings were $38,913 and $nil for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

  

9. RELATED PARTY BALANCES AND TRANSACTIONS

 

The following is a list of director and related parties to which the Company has transactions with:

 

(a) Jianping Mao (“Mao”), the Human Resources Management Director of Hong Kong Takung.

 

(b) Shuhai Li (“Li”), the legal representative of Tianjin Takung, resigned on April 3, 2020.

 

(c) Jing Wang (“Wang”), the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 1, 2020 and the legal representative of Tianjin Takung since May 28, 2020.

 

Amount due from related parties

 

Amount due from related parties consisted of the following as of the years indicated:

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)     
Li (b)(i)   -    5,834,554 
Total current amount due from a related party  $-   $5,834,554 

  

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
    (Unaudited)      
Li (b)(i)   5,736,499    - 
Mao (a) (ii)  $102,378   $104,128 
           
Total noncurrent amount due from related parties  $5,838,877   $104,128 

   

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Amount due to related parties

 

Amount due to related parties consisted of the following as of the years indicated:

 

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
   (Unaudited)     
Li (b) (i)   -    6,418,980 
Mao (a) (ii)   383,638    443,733 
Total current amount due to related parties  $383,638   $6,862,713 

  

   March 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
    (Unaudited)      
Li (b)(i)   6,450,531    - 
Total noncurrent amount due to a related party  $6,450,531   $                - 

  

(i) Amount due to and due from Li and Wang

  

On September 16, 2019, Hong Kong Takung entered into an interest-free loan agreement (the "HK Dollar Working Capital Loan") with Li for the loan of $6,450,531 (HK$50,000,000) to Hong Kong Takung. The purpose of the loan is to provide Hong Kong Takung with sufficient Hong Kong Dollar-denominated currency to meet its working capital requirements with the maturity date of the loan as May 15, 2020. On May 15, 2020, Hong Kong Takung entered into an extension agreement with Li to extend the HK Dollar Working Capital Loan with a maturity date on May 15, 2021. On May 29, 2020, the loan was transferred to Wang, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the legal representative of Tianjin Takung. Thus, the amount was reclassified to non-current assets as of March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, the current and noncurrent portions of this loan obligation were nil and $6,450,531, respectively.

 

In the meantime, Tianjin Takung entered into an interest-free loan agreement (the "RMB Working Capital Loan") with Li for the loan of $5,736,499 (RMB40,619,000) with the maturity date of the loan as May 15, 2020. On May 15, 2020, Tianjin Takung entered into an extension agreement with Li to extend the RMB Working Capital Loan with a maturity date on May 15, 2021. On May 29, 2020, the loan was transferred to Wang. Thus, the amount was reclassified to non-current liabilities as of March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, the current and noncurrent portions of this loan receivable were nil and $5,736,499, respectively.

 

Through an understanding between Wang and the Company, the HK Dollar Working Capital Loan is "secured" by the RMB Working Capital Loan. It is the understanding between the parties that the HK Dollar Working Capital Loan and the RMB Working Capital Loan will be repaid simultaneously. 

 

(ii) Amount due to and due from Mao

  

The amount due to Mao is primarily related to the lease from Mao. On May 13, 2019, the Company entered into a non-cancellable lease agreement with a related party, Mao for its office location in Tianjin, PRC. The leased office location is approximately 2,090.61 square meters. The lease will expire on May 12, 2021. The Company is charged rent at a rate of $0.55 per square meter per day. The agreement requires a lump sum payment of $204,756 (RMB1,449,838.04) every six months and a deposit of $102,378 (RMB724,919.02). The deposit is refundable to the Company. The total lease liability was $377,342, which was included in current portion as of March 31, 2020.

 

On October 16, 2019, Tianjin MQ entered into a non-cancellable lease agreement with Ms. Mao for its office facility in Tianjin, PRC. The leased office location is approximately 1,475.67 square meters. The lease was terminated on February 15, 2020 and monthly rent payment is approximately $24,441 (RMB 170,563). As of March 31, 2020, the amount due to Mao pertinent to this lease agreement was $nil.

 

As of March 31, 2020, Mao also lent a startup deposit of $6,296 to Hong Kong MQ.

  

10. INCOME TAXES

 

Takung was incorporated in the State of Delaware and is therefore subject to United States income tax. Hong Kong Takung, Takung Art Holdings and Hong Kong MQ were incorporated in Hong Kong S.A.R. People’s Republic of China and are subject to Hong Kong profits tax. Shanghai Takung, Tianjin Takung and Tianjin MQ are PRC corporations and are subject to enterprise taxes in the PRC.

 

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United States of America

  

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy Security (CARES) Act (“the CARES Act, H.R. 748”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act temporarily eliminates the 80% taxable income limitation (as enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) for NOL deductions for 2018-2020 tax years and reinstated NOL carrybacks for the 2018-2020 tax years. Moreover, the CARES Act also temporarily increases the business interest deduction limitations from 30% to 50% of adjusted taxable income for the 2019 and 2020 taxable year. Lastly, the Tax Act technical correction classifies qualified improvement property as 15-year recovery period, allowing the bonus depreciation deduction to be claimed for such property retroactively as if it was included in the Tax Act at the time of enactment. The Company does not anticipate a material impact on its financial statements as of March 31, 2020 due to the recent enactment.

 

As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company in the United States had $2,403,141 and $2,167,494 in net operating loss carry forwards available to offset future taxable income, respectively. For net operating losses arising after December 31, 2017, the Tax Act limits the Company’s ability to utilize NOL carryforwards to 80% of taxable income and carryforward the NOL indefinitely. NOLs generated prior to January 1, 2018 will not be subject to the taxable income limitation and will begin to expire in 2033 if not utilized.

 

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Hong Kong

 

The two-tier profits tax rates system was introduced under the Inland Revenue (Amendment)(No.3) Ordinance 2018 (“the Ordinance”) of Hong Kong became effective for the assessment year 2018/2019. Under the two-tier profit tax rates regime, the profits tax rate for the first HKD 2 million (approximately $257,374) of assessable profits of a corporation will be subject to the lowered tax rate, 8.25% while the remaining assessable profits will be subject to the legacy tax rate, 16.5%. The Ordinance only allows one entity within a group of “connected entities” is eligible for the two-tier tax rate benefit. An entity is a connected entity of another entity if (1) one of them has control over the other; (2) both of them are under the control (more than 50% of the issued share capital) of the same entity; (3) in the case of the first entity being a natural person carrying on a sole proprietorship business-the other entity is the same person carrying on another sole proprietorship business. Since Hong Kong Takung, Takung Art Holdings and Hong Kong MQ are wholly owned and under the control of Takung U.S, these entities are connected entities. Under the Ordinance, it is an entity’s election to nominate the entity that will be subject to the two-tier profits tax rates on its profits tax return. The election is irrevocable. The Company elected Hong Kong Takung to be subject to the two-tier profits tax rates.

 

The provision for current income and deferred taxes of Hong Kong Takung has been calculated by applying the new tax rate of 8.25%. Takung Art Holdings and Hong Kong MQ still apply the original tax rate of 16.5% for its provision for current income and deferred taxes.

 

PRC

 

In accordance with the relevant tax laws and regulations of the PRC, a company registered in the PRC is subject to income taxes within the PRC at the applicable tax rate on taxable income. All the PRC subsidiaries were subject to income tax at a rate of 25%.

 

The income tax provision consists of the following components:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
    (Unaudited)    (Unaudited) 
Current:          
Federal  $-   $- 
State   -    - 
Foreign   101,561    - 
Total Current  $101,561   $- 
           
Deferred:          
Federal  $-   $- 
State   -    - 
Foreign   (14,166)   8,562 
Total Deferred  $(14,166)  $8,562 
           
Total income tax expense  $87,395  $8,562 

 

A reconciliation between the Company’s actual provision for income taxes and the provision at the Hong Kong statutory rate is as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Loss before income tax expense  $(865,967)  $(700,231)
           
Computed tax expense with statutory tax rate   (142,884)   (115,494)
Impact of different tax rates in other jurisdictions   (5,019)   (4,365)
Impact of preferred tax rate   57,184    43,848 
           
Non-deductible items:          
Tax effect of non-deductible expenses   13,328    6,825 
Changes in valuation allowance   28,600    77,748 
Others   136,186    - 
Total income tax expense  $87,395  $8,562 

 

The effective tax rate was (10.1)% and (1.2)% for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Uncertain tax positions

 

The reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of liabilities associated with uncertain tax positions is as follows:

 

    March 31,
2020
    December 31,
2019
 
Uncertain tax liabilities, beginning of period     -       -  
Additions for tax position of current period     73,446                          -  
Uncertain tax liabilities, end of period   $ 73,446     $ -  

 

The Company files tax returns as prescribed by the tax laws of the jurisdictions in which it operates. In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to examination by the respective jurisdictions, where applicable. The statute of limitations for the tax returns varies by jurisdictions.

 

The amounts of uncertain tax liabilities listed above are based on the recognition and measurement criteria of ASC Topic 740, and the balance is presented as current liability in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2020. The Company anticipated that the settlements with the taxing authority are remitted within one year.

 

Our policy is to include interest and penalty charges related to uncertain tax liabilities as necessary in the provision for income taxes. The Company has a liability for accrued interest of nil as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

Our subsidiary, Hong Kong Takung, has been recently selected for routine examination for its tax years ended 31 December 2016 through 2018 by Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”). As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $73,446 and nil, respectively, of uncertain tax liabilities related to the different methodology of certain tax non-deductible expenses applied by the IRD. The examination is currently in progress. Due to the uncertain tax regulations, it is possible that the ultimate resolution of uncertain tax positions may result in an adverse finding and we would be subject to additional liability which could be materially different from these estimates. In such circumstances, we will record additional tax expense or tax benefit in the period in which such the resolution occurs. The Company does not expect the position of uncertain tax liabilities will significantly fluctuate within the next twelve months.

 

The statute of limitations for the Internal Revenue Services to assess the income tax returns on a taxpayer expires three years from the due date of the income tax return or the date on which it was filed, whichever is later.

 

In accordance with the Hong Kong profits tax regulations, a tax assessment by the IRD may be initiated within six years after the relevant year of assessment, but extendable to 10 years in the case of potential willful underpayment or evasion.

 

In accordance with PRC Tax Administration Law on the Levying and Collection of Taxes, the PRC tax authorities generally have up to five years to assess underpaid tax plus penalties and interest for PRC entities’ tax filings. In the case of tax evasion, which is not clearly defined in the law, there is no limitation on the tax years open for investigation. Accordingly, the PRC entities remain subject to examination by the tax authorities based on the above.

 

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11. LEASES

 

The Company has operating leases for its office facilities and artwork storages. The Company's leases have remaining terms of less than one year to approximately six years. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet; the Company recognizes lease expense for these leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The Company does not separate non-lease components from the lease components to which they relate, and instead accounts for each separate lease and non-lease component associated with that lease component as a single lease component for all underlying asset classes.

 

The following table provides a summary of leases by balance sheet location as of March 31, 2020:

 

Assets/liabilities  Classification  As of March 31,
2020
 
Assets        
Operating lease right-of-use assets  Operating lease assets  $582,121 
         
Liabilities        
Current        
Operating lease liability - current  Current operating lease liabilities  $132,348 
   Amount due to a related party   377,342 
         
Long-term        
Operating lease liability - non-current  Long-term operating lease liabilities   49,002 
         
Total lease liabilities     $558,692 

 

The operating lease expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:

 

      Three Months Ended March 31, 
Lease Cost  Classification  2020   2019 
Operating lease cost  Cost of revenue, general and administrative expenses  $200,362    190,449 
Total lease cost     $200,362    190,449 

 

Maturities of operating lease liabilities at March 31, 2020 were as follows:

 

Maturity of Lease Liabilities  Operating Leases 
2020 (remaining)  $530,175 
2021   14,123 
2022   14,123 
2023   14,123 
2024   14,123 
Thereafter   - 
Total lease payments  $586,667 
Less: interest   (27,975)
Present value of lease payments  $558,692 

 

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Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
Lease Term and Discount Rate  2020   2019 
Weighted-average remaining lease term (years)          
Operating leases   1.51    2.60 
           
Weighted-average discount rate (%)          
Operating leases   8%   8%

 

  

 Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
Other Information  2020   2019 
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities        
Operating cash flows from operating leases  $28,478   $41,063 
Leased assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities   -    275,189 

 

12. LOSS PER SHARE

 

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of common shares and dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period.

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Numerator:        
Net loss  $(953,362)  $(708,793)
           
Denominator:          
Weighted-average shares outstanding – Basic   11,255,129    11,226,025 
Stock options and restricted shares   -    - 
Weighted-average shares outstanding – Diluted   11,255,129    11,226,025 
           
Loss per share          
-Basic   (0.08)   (0.06)
-Diluted   (0.08)   (0.06)

 

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Due to the loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019, approximately 149,323 options and 15,000 restricted shares, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share. 

 

Due to the loss or the three months ended March 31, 2020, approximately 100,890 options and 6,250 restricted shares, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share. 

 

13. CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company received two summons dated on May 22, 2020 and June 9, 2020, respectively, there were two individuals filing claims against Shanghai Takung and Tianjing Takung in the Shanghai Pudong People’s Court, China, as a result of contractual disputes and misrepresentations over ownership units made by certain service agent. The claims amounted to approximately $0.23 million. The Company hired legal counsel to evaluate the case. The Company believes that the allegations are without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself. Currently, the cases are under review by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Court. In the opinion of management, it is not probable that the Company will incur any losses arising from these two litigation cases. As such, as of March 31, 2020, the Company has not accrued any liability in connection with potential losses from the legal proceedings.

 

Except for the above, as of March 31, 2020 and through the issuance date of the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q, the Company does not have any other significant indemnification claims.

 

14. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On May 15, 2020, Hong Kong Takung entered into a loan extension agreement for its HK Dollar Working Capital Loan with Shuhai Li, the legal representative of Tianjin Takung who resigned on April 3, 2020, with a maturity date on May 15, 2021. On the same day, Tianjin Takung also entered into a loan extension agreement for its RMB Working Capital Loan with Shuhai Li with a maturity date on May 15, 2021.

 

On May 29, 2020, the Company’s Hong Kong subsidiary, Hong Kong Takung entered into a loan transfer agreement for its HK Dollar Working Capital Loan with Shuhai Li, and Jing Wang, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the new legal representative of Tianjin Takung. Simultaneously, the Company’s PRC subsidiary, Tianjin Takung entered into a loan transfer agreement for its RMB Working Capital Loan with Shuhai Li and Jing Wang.

 

The Company had subsequently granted an aggregate of 10,000 shares of common stock as a stock-based awards to the Company’s SEC legal counsel on May 27, 2020 as a compensation for legal advisory services rendered.

 

 

Other than the events aforementioned, the Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date of issuance of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements, there were no other subsequent events occurred that would require recognition or disclosure in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes thereto.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains or may contain forward-looking statements and information that are based upon beliefs of, and information currently available to, our management as well as estimates and assumptions made by our management. When used in the report the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “future”, “intend”, “plan” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions as they relate to us or our management identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of our management with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors as they relate to our industry, our operations and results of operations, and any businesses that we may acquire. Should one or more of the events described in these risk factors materialize, or should our underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned.

 

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. Except as required by applicable law, including the U.S. federal securities laws, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform them to actual results unless required by applicable securities regulations or rules. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes filed herein.

  

Overview

 

We were incorporated in Delaware under the name Cardigant Medical Inc. on April 17, 2009. Our initial business plan was to focus on the development of novel biologic and peptide based compounds and enhanced methods for local delivery for the treatment of vascular disease including peripheral artery disease and ischemic stroke.

 

Hong Kong Takung is a limited liability company incorporated on September 17, 2012 under the laws of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China. Although Takung was incorporated in 2012, it did not commence business operations until late 2013.

 

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As a result of the transfer of the excluded assets pursuant to the Contribution Agreement and the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Hong Kong Takung, we are no longer conducting the Cardigant Business and have now assumed Hong Kong Takung’s business operations as it now our only operating wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

Hong Kong Takung operates an electronic online platform located at http://en.takungae.com/ for artists, art dealers and art investors to offer and trade in valuable artwork.

 

Through Hong Kong Takung, we offer on-line listing and trading services that allow artists/art dealers/owners to access a much bigger art trading market where they can engage with a wide range of investors that they might not encounter without our platform. Our platform also makes investment in high-end and expensive artwork more accessible to ordinary people without substantial financial resources.

  

We generate revenue from our services in connection with the offering and trading of artwork on our system, primarily consisting of listing fees, trading commissions, management fees and authorized agent subscription.

 

On July 28, 2015, Hong Kong Takung incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“Shanghai Takung”), in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (SFTZ) in Shanghai, China, with a registered capital of $1 million. Shanghai Takung assists in Hong Kong Takung’s operations by receiving deposits from and making payments to online artwork traders in mainland China on behalf of Hong Kong Takung. On January 27, 2016, Hong Kong Takung incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (“Tianjin Takung”) in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) in Tianjin, China with a registered capital of $1 million. Tianjin Takung provides technology development services to Hong Kong Takung and Shanghai Takung, and also carries out marketing and promotion activities in mainland China. Management has recently determined to merge the operations of Shanghai Takung with Tianjin Takung’s and eventually dissolve Shanghai Takung in order to save costs. Shanghai Takung was deregistered on May 8, 2020.

 

Hong Kong Takung Art Holdings Company Limited (“Takung Art Holdings”) was incorporated in Hong Kong on July 20, 2018 and operates as a holding company to operate an e-commerce platform for offering, selling and trading whole pieces of artwork instead of units of artwork.

 

Hong Kong MQ Group Limited (“Hong Kong MQ”) was formed in Hong Kong on November 27, 2018 and currently has no operations. On June 19, 2019, as a result of a private transaction, one (1) share of common stock of Hong Kong MQ was transferred from Ms. Hiu Ngai Ma to the Company. The net asset of Hong Kong MQ was $nil as of the acquisition date. The consideration paid for the ownership transfer, which represent 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Hong Kong MQ, was $0.13 (HK$1). Hong Kong MQ became a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

MQ (Tianjin) Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd (“Tianjin MQ”) was incorporated in Tianjin, PRC on July 9, 2019 and is a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong MQ. It was established as a limited liability company with a registered capital of $100,000 located in the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Tianjin. Tianjin MQ will focus on exploring business opportunities and promoting our artwork trading business.

  

Our headquarters are located in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China and we conduct our business primarily in Hong Kong and Tianjin. Our principal executive offices are located at Room 1105 Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

Our common stock began trading on the NYSE American under the symbol “TKAT” on March 22, 2017.

 

Recent Impacts of COVID-19 on Our Business

  

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is spreading throughout the world, the Company’s operations have fully resumed in March 2020 and we have not identified any significant decrease in the number of transactions on our platform since then. We have also maintained a stable number of new account openings.

 

The extent to which the COVID-19 impacts our operations is highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence. It will depend on various factors including the duration and severity of the outbreak, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others.

 

Although we do not expect that the virus will have a material adverse effect on our business or financial results at this time, COVID-19 may eventually affect the Company's 2020 overall business performance. The operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 may not be indicative of the future operating results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 or other future periods, particularly in light of the uncertain impact COVID-19 could have on the Company's business.

  

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Results of Operation of Takung

 

Hong Kong Takung operates a platform for offering and trading artwork. We generate revenue from our services in connection with the offering and trading of artwork ownership units on our system, primarily consisting of listing fees, trading commissions, and management fees. 

  

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THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 COMPARED TO THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2019

 

The following tables set forth our interim condensed consolidated statements of income data with a percentage:

  

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   % of
Revenue
   2019   % of
Revenue
 
   (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)     
Revenue  $1,181,286    100   $535,701    100 
Cost of revenue   (656,514)   (56)   (267,279)   (50)
Selling expense   (42,989)   (4)   (30,812)   (6)
General and administrative expenses   (1,110,447)   (94)   (1,274,585)   (238)
Total costs and expenses   (1,809,950)   (154)   (1,572,676)   (294)
Loss from operations   (628,664)   (54)   (1,036,975)   (194)
Interest and other (expenses) income, net   (237,303)   (20)   336,744    63 
Loss before income tax expense   (865,967)   (74)   (700,231)   (131)
Income tax expense   (87,395)   (7)   (8,562)   (2)
Net loss  $(953,362)   (81)  $(708,793)   (133)

 

Revenue

   

The following table sets forth our interim condensed consolidated revenue by revenue source:

 

  

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Listing fee revenue  $176,943   $289,072 
Commission revenue   900,823    178,358 
Management fee revenue   103,520    68,271 
Total  $1,181,286   $535,701 

  

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  (i) Listing fee revenue

 

As of March 31, 2020, a total of 287 sets of artwork were listed for trade on our platform —comprising 62 sets of paintings and calligraphies from famous Chinese, Russian and Mongolian artists, with a total listing value of $26,779,740 (HK$208,100,000); 35 pieces of jewelry with a total listing value of $9,350,389 (HK$72,660,000); 134 pieces of precious stones with a total listing value of $16,991,816 (HK$132,040,000); 29 pieces of amber with a total listing value of $12,225,254 (HK$95,000,000); 4 pieces of antique mammoth ivory carvings with a total listing value of $669,172 (HK$5,200,000); 2 pieces of porcelain pastel paintings with a total listing value of $334,586 (HK$2,600,000); 7 pieces of porcelain with a total listing value of $1,093,838 (HK$8,500,000); 6 sets of Unit+ products with a total listing value of $1,327,276 (HK$10,314,000); 1 piece of Yixing collectable with a listing value of $128,687 (HK$1,000,000); and 7 pieces of Sports memorabilia with a listing value of $1,095,048 (HK$8,509,400), of which 22.5%-48% (for 62 sets of paintings), 24%-48.5% (for the 134 pieces of precious stones), 29%-48% (for the 35 pieces of jewelry), 47%-48.5% (for 4 piece of antique mammoth ivory carvings), 32%-48% (for the 29 pieces of amber), 45%-46% (for the 2 pieces of porcelain pastel paintings), 25%-48% (for the 7 pieces of porcelain), 30.25%-45% (for the 6 sets of Unit+ products), 45% (1 piece of Yixing collectable) and 45% (for the 7 pieces of Sports memorabilia) of the listed values were charged as listing fees, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, there were 2 sets of paintings listed on our platform. Their total listing values were $772,121 (HK$6,000,000) for the paintings, of which 22.83%-23% (for the paintings) of the listed values were charged as listing fees.

 

As of March 31, 2019, a total of 285 sets of artwork were listed for trade on our platform —comprising 60 sets of paintings and calligraphies from famous Chinese, Russian and Mongolian artists, with a total listing value of $25,758,348 (HK$202,100,000); 35 pieces of jewelry with a total listing value of $9,260,770 (HK$72,660,000); 134 pieces of precious stones with a total listing value of $16,828,957 (HK$132,040,000); 29 pieces of amber with a total listing value of $12,108,081 (HK$95,000,000); 4 pieces of antique mammoth ivory carvings with a total listing value of $662,758 (HK$5,200,000); 2 pieces of porcelain pastel paintings with a total listing value of $331,379 (HK$2,600,000); 7 pieces of porcelain with a total listing value of $1,083,355 (HK$8,500,000); 6 sets of Unit+ products with a total listing value of $1,314,555 (HK$10,314,000); 1 piece of Yixing collectable with a listing value of $127,453 (HK$1,000,000); and 7 pieces of Sports memorabilia with a listing value of $1,084,553 (HK$8,509,400), of which 22.5%-48% (for 60 sets of paintings), 24%-48.5% (for the 134 pieces of precious stones), 29%-48% (for the 35 pieces of jewelry), 47%-48.5% (for 4 piece of antique mammoth ivory carvings), 32%-48% (for the 29 pieces of amber), 45%-46% (for the 2 pieces of porcelain pastel paintings), 25%-48% (for the 7 pieces of porcelain), 30.25%-45% (for the 6 sets of Unit+ products), 45% (1 piece of Yixing collectable) and 45% (for the 7 pieces of Sports memorabilia) of the listed values were charged as listing fees, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, there were 6 sets of paintings listed on our platform. Their total listing values were $1,147,081 (HK$9,000,000) for the paintings, of which 22.9%-28% (for the paintings) of the listed values were charged as listing fees.

  

The listing fees charged decreased to $176,943 during the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to $289,072 for the same period ended March 31, 2019. Compared to those for the three months ended March 31, 2019, the number of new listing of paintings and the value of the artworks were lower during the same period in 2020. There were only two sets of paintings listed during the three months ended March 31, 2020 while there were six sets of paintings during the same period in 2019 listed on our platform. The total listing value of the new artworks for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $772,121 compared to $1,147,081 for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

  

  (ii) Commission fee revenue

 

We generate commission fee from non-VIP traders and selected traders as follows:

 

For non-VIP traders, the commission revenue was calculated based on a percentage of transaction value of artworks, where we charge trading commissions for the purchase and sale of the ownership shares of the artworks. The commission is typically 0.3% of the total amount of each transaction, we currently charge a reduced fee of 0.2% (resulting in an aggregate of 0.4% for both buy and sell transactions) of the total transaction amount with the minimum charge of $0.0013 (HK$0.01).

  

For selected traders, starting from April 1, 2016, we charged a predetermined monthly fee (unlimited trades for specific artworks) for specific artworks. These traders are selected by authorized agents and reviewed by us. After review, we negotiate individually with each one of them to determine a fixed monthly fee. Different traders may have different rates but once negotiated and agreed to, the monthly fee is fixed. Using the output method, we recognize the monthly commission revenue when the selected traders receive access to our trading platform to make unlimited trades for specific artwork.

 

We define traders as “inactive” if they meet the following criteria;

 

  · The trader defaults in payment over three months;

 

  · The trader did not incur any transactions in the month of reassessment;

 

  · The service agent has confirmed with the relevant trader that he/she was inactive.

  

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Once an inactive trader has been assessed and identified, his/her contract will be reassessed pursuant to ASC 606-10-25-5 because there has been a significant change in fact and circumstances and pursuant to ASC 606-10-25-1)e), his/her contract will not be deemed to exist and revenue will not be recognized until consideration is received in accordance with ASC 606-10-25-7(a) as we would have already performed our obligations ahead of receiving consideration.

 

We charge a non-transactional transfer commission on the transfer of the ownership of an artwork. The commission amount is calculated based on 0.3% of the close value of the artwork and each artwork unit. For the large volume of transfer or under certain special circumstances, we charge at an agreed-upon percentage of artworks units.

 

We used to offer commissions to Traders and service agents. Effective January 1, 2019, we no longer offered commission to our Traders. For service agents, we offer a total of 40% to 75% of the commission earned from transactions with new Traders to the service agents when they bring in an agreed number of Traders to the trading platform.

 

The commission paid to the service agents and discounts are recognized as a cost of revenue in the same period the related revenue is recognized.

 

Since the second half of 2018, there was a decrease in our trading volume and transaction value amounts because of the deteriorating economy in China due to the under-performance of its financial stock markets as well as the fall-out from the P2P (peer-to-peer) lending market. Our trading volume and transaction value amounts increased in the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020. 

 

Total commission revenue increased by $722,465 or 405.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2020 to $900,823 compared to $178,358 for the three months ended March 31, 2019. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the trading amount was approximately $1,669,248,138 (HK$12,971,393,429) compared to $163,552,049 (HK$1,283,229,377) in the same period in 2019. The number of active traders increased by 45,303, from 15,074 in the three months ended March 31, 2019 to 60,377 in the same period in 2020.

 

  (iii) Management fee revenue

 

We charge traders a management fee to cover the costs of insurance, storage, and transportation for artwork and trading management of artwork units, which are calculated at $0.0013 (HK$0.01) per 100 artwork units per day. The management fee is deducted from proceeds from the sale of artwork units.

 

During the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, management fee revenue increased by $35,249, from $68,271 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 to $103,520, due to the increase in trading.

 

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Revenue by customer type

 

The following table presents our revenue by customer type:

 

   

Three months ended

March 31,

 
    2020     2019  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Artwork owners   $ 176,943     $ 289,072  
Non – VIP Traders     856,132       154,645  
VIP Traders     148,211       91,984  
Total   $ 1,181,286     $ 535,701  

 

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Cost of Revenue

 

   Three months ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Commissions paid to service agents  $497,601   $54,916 
Depreciation   96,191    122,032 
Internet service charge   34,332    50,674 
Artwork insurance   12,120    11,962 
Artwork storage   16,270    27,242 
Others   -    453 
Total  $656,514   $267,279 

 

Cost of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019 was $656,514 and $267,279, respectively. The increase in cost of revenue by $389,235, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to March 31, 2019, was mainly due to an increase in commissions paid to service agents by $442,685 because of increase in trading transactions in the first quarter of 2020 as discussed above. Such increase was offset by a decrease in depreciation by $25,841 due to having fully depreciated of some of our computer equipment and trading systems, a decline in internet service charges by $16,342 and artwork storage costs by $10,972.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit was $524,772 or 44.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $268,422 or 50.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Listing fees contributed 15.0% of the total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to 54.0% in the corresponding period in 2019, while commission revenue contributed 76.3% for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to 33.3% in the corresponding period in 2019. Compared to the same period in 2019, there was a significant increase in commission revenue. On the other hand, our cost of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was 55.6% of the total revenue compared to 49.9% for the same period in 2019. The higher cost of revenue over the total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was primarily due to the more commissions being paid to service agents as discussed above. Consequently, we posted a gross profit and gross profit margin of $524,772 and 44.4%, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to $268,422 and 50.1% for the same period in 2019, respectively.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were $1,110,447 compared to $1,274,585 for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The decrease in general and administrative expenses by $164,138 was attributable to a decrease in salaries and welfare by $122,765 as a result of salary reductions for our executives, a decrease in legal and professional fees by $84,880 due to reduced audit and legal fees incurred by Hong Kong Takung, a decrease in consultancy fees by $70,041 as no such fees were incurred in 2020, a decrease in share-based compensation by $10,865 as there were no restricted shares granted in 2020, a reduction in research and development expenses by $50,540 because such expenses were incurred by Art Era for the development of a software platform in 2019 but not in 2020, a decrease in depreciation by $3,008 and others by $9,223. The overall decrease was offset by an increase in office, insurance and rental expenses by $144,639 due to new offices being leased by Tianjin Takung in the second quarter in 2019, travel and accommodation fees by $15,483 attributable to meeting and conference fees incurred by Tianjin Takung for human resources and software program training, and an increase in non-deductible input VAT expenses by $27,062 as a result of an increase in service fees paid to Tianjin Takung in the first quarter 2020 compared to that in the same period in 2019.

 

The following table sets forth the main components of the Company’s general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019.

 

    Three months ended     Three months ended  
    March 31, 2020     March 31, 2019  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
    Amount ($)     % of Total     Amount ($)     % of Total  
Salary and welfare     324,732       29.2       447,497       35.1  
Office, insurance and rental expenses     324,779       29.2       180,140       14.1  
Legal and professional fees     189,218       17.1       274,098       21.5  
Non-deductible input VAT expense     72,093       6.5       45,031       3.5  
Travel and accommodation fees     36,841       3.3       21,358       1.7  
Consultancy fee     35,117       3.2       105,158       8.3  
Depreciation     31,739       2.9       34,747       2.7  
R&D expense     -       -       50,540       4.0  
Share based compensation expense     5,986       0.5       16,851       1.3  
Others     89,942       8.1       99,165       7.8  
Total general and administrative expense   $ 1,110,447       100.0     $ 1,274,585       100.0  

  

Other (expenses) income

 

Other expenses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 were $237,303, compared to other income of $336,744 for the same period in 2019. There was a significant increase in exchange loss by $595,429, arising from the depreciation of the Renminbi against the US dollar and loan interest expenses of $38,913 incurred in the first quarter of 2020 by a third party financing obtained in the third quarter 2019.

 

Income tax expenses

 

The Company’s effective tax rate varies due to the multiple jurisdictions in which it books its pretax income or losses. The Company was subject to a U.S. income tax rate of 21%, Hong Kong profits tax rate of 8.25% for the first HK$ 2 million (approximately $257,374) assessable profits and at 16.5% for assessable profits above HK$ 2 million (approximately $257,374) and PRC enterprise income tax rate of 25%.

 

The effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were (10.1)% and (1.2)%, respectively.  

 

Income taxes expense for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were $87,395 and $8,562, respectively.

 

Net Loss

 

We recorded a net loss of $953,362 and $708,793 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

The increase in the net loss by $244,569 during this current period was predominately due to an increase in foreign exchange loss by $595,429 and an increase in income tax expense by $78,833, which were offset by an increase in gross profit by $256,350, a decrease in operating expenses by $151,961 and a decrease in bank charges by $25,468.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following tables set forth our consolidated statements of cash flow:

 

   Three months ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited) 
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities  $(1,214,913)  $6,175,680 
Net cash provided by investing activities   -    2,416,019 
Net cash used in financing activities   -    (2,499,500)
Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents   (85,550)   (503,119 
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (1,300,463)   5,589,080 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance   21,829,154    12,524,086 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending balance  $20,528,691   $18,113,166 

 

Sources of Liquidity

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, net cash used in operating activities totaled $1,214,913, which predominately resulted from the net loss of $953,362 and a decline in net change in operating assets and liabilities of $654,218 and offset by non-cash adjustments to net loss of $392,667. There was no net cash used in or provided by investing or financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The resulting change in cash for the period was a decrease of $1,300,463. The cash balance at the beginning of the period was $21,829,154. The cash balance as of March 31, 2020 was $20,528,691.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, net cash generated from operating activities totaled $6,175,680, which predominately resulted from the increase in client deposits by $5,823,253 placed by the customers for upcoming transactions which influenced the increased amounts due to clients. Net cash generated from investing activities totaled $2,416,019. Net cash used in financing activities totaled $2,499,500. The resulting change in cash for the period was an increase of $5,589,080. The cash balance at the beginning of the period was $12,524,086. The cash balance as of March 31, 2019 was $18,113,166.

  

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $18,769,001 in total current liabilities, which included $831,399 in accrued expenses and other payables, $15,466,438 in customers’ deposits, $1,916,540 in short-term borrowings from a third party, $383,638 in amount due to related parties, $16,364 in advances from customers, $132,348 in lease liabilities and $22,274 in tax payables.

 

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had $25,947,490 in total current liabilities, which included $629,666 in accrued expenses and other payables, $16,404,941 in customers’ deposits, $1,868,345 in short-term borrowings from a third party, $6,862,713 in amount due to related parties, $8,788 in advances from customers, $166,987 in lease liabilities and $6,050 in VAT payables.

  

The Company is aware of events or uncertainties which may affect its future liquidity because of capital controls in the PRC. The RMB is only currently convertible under the "current account," which includes dividends, trade and service-related foreign exchange transactions, but not under the "capital account," which includes foreign direct investment and loans, including loans we may secure from our onshore subsidiaries or variable interest entities. Currently, our PRC subsidiaries, which are wholly-foreign owned enterprises, may purchase foreign currency for settlement of "current account transactions," including payment of dividends to us, without the approval of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) by complying with certain procedural requirements. However, the relevant PRC governmental authorities may limit or eliminate our ability to purchase foreign currencies in the future for current account transactions. The existing and future restrictions on currency exchange may limit our ability to utilize revenue generated in Renminbi to fund our business activities outside of the PRC or pay dividends in foreign currencies to our stockholders, including holders of our shares of common stock. Foreign exchange transactions under the capital account remain subject to limitations and require approvals from, or registration with, SAFE and other relevant PRC governmental authorities. This could affect our ability to obtain foreign currency through debt or equity financing for our PRC subsidiaries.

 

Applicable PRC law permits payment of dividends to us by our operating subsidiaries in China only out of their net income, if any, determined in accordance with PRC accounting standards and regulations. Our operating subsidiaries in China are also required to set aside a portion of their net income, if any, each year to fund general reserves for appropriations until such reserves have reached 50% of the subsidiary's registered capital. These reserves are not distributable as cash dividends. In addition, registered share capital and capital reserve accounts are also restricted from withdrawal in the PRC, up to the amount of net assets held in each operating subsidiary. In contrast, there is no foreign exchange control or restrictions on capital flows into and out of Hong Kong. Hence, our Hong Kong operating subsidiary is able to transfer cash without any limitation to the U.S. under normal circumstances.

 

If our operating subsidiaries were to incur additional debt on their own behalf in the future, the instruments governing the debt may restrict the ability of our operating subsidiaries to transfer cash to our U.S. investors.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements 

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements, including arrangements that would affect our liquidity, capital resources, market risk support, and credit risk support or other benefits.

 

Future Financings

 

Although we are suffering business downturn including a decrease in trading volume and customer deposits, we are also undergoing a company restructuring, including re-evaluating the company’s Unit business and a downsize of the workforce. Our management forecasts that we have sufficient cash from our operations to fund our business organically. However, we may conduct equity sales of our common shares in order to fund further expansion and growth of our business. Issuances of additional shares will result in dilution to existing stockholders. There is no assurance that we will achieve any sales of the equity securities to fund expansion and other activities, and if we are able to, there is no guarantee that existing shareholders will not be substantially diluted. In essence, we do not need to rely on equity sales to fund our business operations.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

We regularly evaluate the accounting policies and estimates that we use to make budgetary and financial statement assumptions. A complete summary of these policies is included in the notes to our financial statements. In general, management's estimates are based on historical experience, on information from third party professionals, and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the facts and circumstances. Actual results could differ from those estimates made by management.

 

See Note 2 to the financial statements included herewith and Note 2 to the financial statements on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC. 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 to the financial statements included herewith and Note 2 to the financial statements on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Conclusion Regarding the Effectiveness of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), under the supervision of and with the participation of our management, which presently comprises our Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Fang Mu and our Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Jing Wang. Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2020 were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

On or around early April and May, 2020, plaintiffs Chunji Zhao Guangming Su respectively, commenced legal proceedings against Hong Kong Takung Art Co. Ltd and Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd, over a contract dispute relating to the Company’s trading platform use agreement amounting to an aggregate of approximately $0.23 million. Both cases originated in the Shanghai Pudong People’s Court and were originally brought against Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Takung. However, because Shanghai Takung was deregistered on May 8, 2020, both plaintiffs requested in their respective cases that the named defendant in the case be changed to Hong Kong Takung Art Co. Ltd, its parent company. The plaintiffs also requested that Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd be named as an additional defendant in each case. In addition to damages, plaintiffs Chunji Zhao and Guangming Su are also claiming litigation costs of RMB1,090,000 (approximately, $152,000) and RMB 536,025 (approximately, $75,733) respectively. We do not believe that the proceedings have any merit and intend to vigorously defend against them.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Copies of the following documents are included as exhibits to this report pursuant to Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

 

Exhibit
No.
  Description
     
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation (1)
3.2   By-laws of the Company (2)
3.3   Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation (1)
3.4   Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation (1)
3.5   Certificate of Amendment (2)
3.6   Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation (4)
3.7   Certificate of Incorporation of Hong Kong Takung Assets and Equity Artworks Exchange Co., Ltd.(3)
3.8   Articles of Association of Hong Kong Takung Assets and Equity Artworks Exchange Co., Ltd.(3)
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
32.1   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer and the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document*
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document*
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document*
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document*
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document*
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document*

  

(1)       Incorporated by reference to the exhibit to our registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on August 16, 2011.

(2)       Incorporated by reference to the exhibit to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 7, 2013.

(3)       Incorporated by reference to the exhibit to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 22, 2014.

(4)       Incorporated by reference to the exhibit to our current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 6, 2014.

 

*Filed herewith.

**Furnished herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  TAKUNG ART CO., LTD
     

Date: June 29, 2020

By: /s/ Fang Mu
    Fang Mu
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     

Date: June 29, 2020

By: /s/ Jing Wang
    Jing Wang
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Fang Mu, certify that:

 

  (1) I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Takung Art Co., Ltd;
     
  (2) Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     
  (3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects, the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     
  (4) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, 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;
     
  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d) Disclosed in the report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

  (5) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: June 29, 2020

 
  /s/ Fang Mu
Fang Mu
  Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Jing Wang, certify that:

 

  (1) I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Takung Art Co., Ltd;
     
  (2) Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     
  (3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects, the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     
  (4) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, 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;
     
  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d) Disclosed in the report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

  (5) The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions): 

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: June 29, 2020

 
  /s/ Jing Wang
  Jing Wang
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO 18 U.S. C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Takung Art Co., Ltd (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), we, Fang Mu, Chief Executive Officer, and Jing Wang, Chief Financial Officer, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to our knowledge:

 

  (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     
  (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: June 29, 2020

 
   
  /s/ Fang Mu
  Fang Mu
  Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)  
   
  /s/ Jing Wang
  Jing Wang
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)

 

 

v3.20.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Jun. 29, 2020
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name Takung Art Co., Ltd.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001491487  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol TKAT  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,271,379
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
v3.20.2
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,062,253 $ 5,424,213
Restricted cash 15,466,438 16,404,941
Account receivables, net 154,813 0
Prepayment and other current assets, net 311,103 451,248
Amount due from a related party 0 5,834,554
Loan receivables 1,977,178 2,010,974
Total current assets 22,971,785 30,125,930
Non-current assets    
Property and equipment, net 727,443 859,826
Intangible assets 22,510 22,401
Deferred tax assets, net 557,136 540,279
Operating lease right-of-use assets 582,121 731,469
Amount due from a related parties 5,838,877 104,128
Other non-current assets 57,675 57,470
Total non-current assets 7,785,762 2,315,573
Total assets 30,757,547 32,441,503
Current liabilities    
Accrued expenses and other payables 831,399 629,666
Customer deposits 15,466,438 16,404,941
Advance from customers 16,364 8,788
Short-term borrowings from a third party 1,916,540 1,868,345
Amount due to related parties 383,638 6,862,713
Operating lease liabilities - current 132,348 166,987
Tax payables 22,274 6,050
Total current liabilities 18,769,001 25,947,490
Non-current liabilities    
Operating lease liabilities, non-current 49,002 48,856
Amount due to a related party, non-current 6,450,531 0
Total non-current liabilities 6,499,533 48,856
Total liabilities 25,268,534 25,996,346
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Common stock (1,000,000,000 shares authorized; $0.001 par value; 11,255,129 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2020; 11,255,129 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019) 11,255 11,255
Additional paid-in capital 6,326,590 6,320,604
(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings (567,035) 386,327
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (281,797) (273,029)
Total shareholders' equity 5,489,013 6,445,157
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 30,757,547 $ 32,441,503
v3.20.2
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
Common stock, shares authorized 1,000,000,000 1,000,000,000
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) $ 0.001 $ 0.001
Common Stock, Shares, Issued 11,255,129 11,255,129
Common stock, shares outstanding 11,255,129 11,225,129
v3.20.2
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Revenue    
Listing fee $ 176,943 $ 289,072
Commission 900,823 178,358
Management fee 103,520 68,271
Total revenue 1,181,286 535,701
Cost of revenue (656,514) (267,279)
Gross profit 524,772 268,422
Operating expenses    
General and administrative expenses (1,110,447) (1,274,585)
Selling expenses (42,989) (30,812)
Total operating expenses (1,153,436) (1,305,397)
Loss from operations (628,664) (1,036,975)
Other income and expenses:    
Other income (expenses) 38,305 (21,990)
Loan interest expense (38,913)  
Exchange (loss) gain (236,695) 358,734
Total other (expenses) income (237,303) 336,744
Loss before income tax expense (865,967) (700,231)
Income tax expense (87,395) (8,562)
Net loss (953,362) (708,793)
Foreign currency translation adjustment (8,768) (5,480)
Comprehensive loss $ (962,130) $ (714,273)
Loss per common stock - basic $ (0.08) $ (0.06)
Loss per common stock - diluted $ (0.08) $ (0.06)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -basic 11,255,129 11,226,025
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding -diluted 11,255,129 11,226,025
v3.20.2
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY - USD ($)
Common stock
Additional Paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Total
Balance at Dec. 31, 2018 $ 11,226 $ 6,281,790 $ 4,479,133 $ (302,702) $ 10,469,447
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2018 11,226,025        
Share-based compensation   16,851     16,851
Net loss     (708,793)   (708,793)
Foreign currency translation adjustment       (5,480) (5,480)
Balance at Mar. 31, 2019 $ 11,226 6,298,641 3,770,340 (308,182) 9,772,025
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2019 11,226,025        
Balance at Dec. 31, 2019 $ 11,255 6,320,604 386,327 (273,029) 6,445,157
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2019 11,255,129        
Share-based compensation $ 0 5,986 0 0 5,986
Net loss 0 0 (953,362) 0 (953,362)
Foreign currency translation adjustment 0 0 0 (8,768) (8,768)
Balance at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 11,255 $ 6,326,590 $ (567,035) $ (281,797) $ 5,489,013
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2020 11,255,129        
v3.20.2
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities $ (1,214,913) $ 6,175,680
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Purchase of property and equipment 0 (27,233)
Purchase of available-for-sale investments 0 (10,633,534)
Maturity and redemption of available-for-sale investments 0 10,633,534
Repayment of loans by third party 0 2,443,252
Net cash provided by investing activities 0 2,416,019
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Repayment of loan from third party 0 (2,499,500)
Net cash used in financing activities 0 (2,499,500)
Effect of exchange rate change on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (85,550) (503,119)
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (1,300,463) 5,589,080
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning balance 21,829,154 12,524,086
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, ending balance 20,528,691 18,113,166
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash to the condensed consolidated balance sheets    
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively 5,062,253 7,740,711
Restricted cash as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively 15,466,438 10,372,455
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively 20,528,691 18,113,166
Supplemental cash flows information:    
Cash paid for interest 0 0
Cash paid for income tax $ 0 $ 0
v3.20.2
ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS  
ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

1. ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

Takung Art Co., Ltd and Subsidiaries (“Takung”), a Delaware corporation (formerly Cardigant Medical Inc.) through Hong Kong Takung Art Co., Ltd. (“Hong Kong Takung”), a Hong Kong company and its wholly owned subsidiary, operates an electronic online platform located at www.takungae.com for artists, art dealers and art investors to offer and trade in valuable artwork.

Hong Kong Takung was incorporated in Hong Kong on September 17, 2012 and operates an electronic online platform for offering and trading artwork. The Company generates revenue from its services in connection with the offering and trading of artwork on its system, primarily consisting of listing fees, trading commissions, and management fees. The Company conducts business primarily in Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China.

Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Takung”) is a limited liability company, with a registered capital of $1 million, located in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. Shanghai Takung was incorporated on July 28, 2015. It is engaged in providing services to its parent company Hong Kong Takung  by receiving deposits from and making payments to online artwork traders of Takung for and on behalf of Takung. Shanghai Takung was deregistered on May 8, 2020 and the Company merged the operations of Shanghai Takung with Tianjin Takung.

Takung Cultural Development (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (“Tianjin Takung”) provides technology development services to Hong Kong Takung and also carries out marketing and promotion activities in mainland China. It is engaged in providing services to its parent company Hong Kong Takung by receiving deposits from and making payments to online artwork traders of Takung for and on behalf of Takung when Shanghai Takung was deregistered.

Hong Kong Takung Art Holdings Company Limited (“Takung Art Holdings”) was formed in Hong Kong on July 20, 2018 and operates as a holding company to control an online platform for offering, selling and trading whole piece of artwork.

Art Era Internet Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (“Art Era”), formed in Tianjin on September 7, 2018, is a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Takung Art Holdings, and formed as a limited liability company with a registered capital of $2 million located in the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Tianjin. Art Era mainly focuses on developing its e-commerce platform for art. Art Era was deregistered on June 18, 2019 due to Company's plan to put off the e-commerce platform development.

Hong Kong MQ Group Limited ("Hong Kong MQ") was formed in Hong Kong on November 27, 2018 and currently has no operations. On June 19, 2019, as a result of a private transaction, one (1) share of common stock of Hong Kong MQ was transferred from Ms. Hiu Ngai Ma to the Company. The net asset of Hong Kong MQ was $nil as of the acquisition date. The consideration paid for the ownership transfer, which represent 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Hong Kong MQ, was $0.13 (HK$1). Hong Kong MQ became a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

MQ (Tianjin) Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd. ("Tianjin MQ") was incorporated in Tianjin, PRC on July 9, 2019 and is a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong MQ. It was established as a limited liability company with a registered capital of $100,000 located in the Pilot Free Trade Zone in Tianjin. Tianjin MQ will focus on exploring business opportunities and promoting its artwork trading business.

v3.20.2
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and disclosures, which are normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to provide a fair presentation. The interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC.

Beginning in the quarter ended March 31, 2020, a strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread globally and at this point, the extent to which the COVID-19 may impact operations of the Company is uncertain.  The extent of the impact of the coronavirus on the Company's business and operations will depend on several factors, such as the duration, severity, and geographic spread of the pandemic, development of the testing and treatment and stimulus measures of the government. The Company is monitoring and assessing the evolving situation closely and evaluating its potential exposure. The operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 may not be indicative of the future operating results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 or other future periods, particularly in light of the uncertain impact COVID-19 could have on the Company's business.

This basis of accounting involves the application of accrual accounting and consequently, revenues and gains are recognized when earned, and expenses and losses are recognized when incurred. The Company’s financial statements are expressed in U.S. Dollars.

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present a fair statement of the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2020, its interim condensed consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, as applicable, have been made. The interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future periods.  

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Except for the ASUs issued but not yet adopted disclosed in Note 2 to the financial statements on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, previously filed with the SEC, there is no ASU issued by the FASB that is expected to have a material impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements upon adoption.

v3.20.2
PREPAYMENT AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
PREPAYMENT AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET  
PREPAYMENT AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET

3. PREPAYMENT AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS, NET

Prepayment and other current assets mainly consist of the prepaid tax, the prepaid services for maintenance of online trading system, the advertising and promotional services, prepaid financial advisory and banking services, as well as other current assets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

    

December 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Prepaid tax

 

$

181,068

 

$

281,582

Prepaid service fees

 

 

101,695

 

 

132,064

Short-term borrowings to a third party

 

 

54,184

 

 

53,919

Staff advance

 

 

22,892

 

 

18,380

Deposit

 

 

311

 

 

316

Other current assets

 

 

5,137

 

 

18,906

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

(54,184)

 

 

(53,919)

Prepayment and other current assets, net

 

$

311,103

 

$

451,248

 

No provision for doubtful accounts was recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

v3.20.2
ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES, NET
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES, NET  
ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES, NET

4. ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES, NET

Account receivables consisted of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

    

December 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Listing fee

 

$

154,813

 

$

 —

Authorized agent subscription revenue

 

 

563,537

 

 

560,780

Monthly commission fee

 

 

1,392,229

 

 

1,385,420

Others

 

 

54,174

 

 

53,909

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

(2,009,940)

 

 

(2,000,109)

Account receivables, net

 

$

154,813

 

$

 —

 

No provision for doubtful accounts was recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.

v3.20.2
LOAN RECEIVABLES
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
LOAN RECEIVABLES  
LOAN RECEIVABLES

5. LOAN RECEIVABLES

The following table sets forth a summary of the loan agreements in loan receivables balance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount in

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

 

    

Original

    

Outstanding

    

Reporting

    

Annual

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amount

 

Balance

 

Currency

 

Interest

 

Repayment

Date

    

Borrower

    

Lender

    

(RMB)

    

(RMB)

    

(USD)

    

Rate

    

Due Date

7/18/2019

 

Chongqing Aoge Import and Export
Co.

 

Tianjin Takung

 

5,000,000

 

5,000,000

 

$

706,135

 

 0

%  

7/17/2020

8/29/2019

 

Chongqing Aoge Import and Export
Co.

 

Tianjin Takung

 

5,000,000

 

5,000,000

 

$

706,135

 

 0

%  

8/28/2020

9/20/2019

 

Chongqing Aoge Import and Export
Co.

 

Tianjin Takung

 

4,000,000

 

4,000,000

 

$

564,908

 

 0

%  

9/19/2020

 

 

  

 

  

 

Total

 

  

 

$

1,977,178

 

  

 

  

 

The interest-free loans (the “RMB Loans”) entered into by Tianjin Takung were guaranteed by Mr. Daquan Wang who is a General Manager and legal representative of Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co. (“Chongqing”). Mr.Daquan Wang  is a citizen of the People’s Republic of China. Both Chongqing and Mr. Daquan Wang are non-related parties to the Company.

Hong Kong Takung entered into loan agreements (the “HKD Loans”) with Friend Sourcing Ltd., a Hong Kong company (“Friend Sourcing”) with interest accruing at a rate of 8% per annum (See Note 8). Friend Sourcing is a non-related party to the Company.

The transactions with Friend Sourcing were aimed to meet the Company’s working capital needs in Hong Kong Dollars.

Through an understanding between Chongqing Aoge Import and Export Co. and Friend Sourcing, the HKD Loans are “secured” by the RMB Loans. It is the understanding between the parties that the HKD Loans and the RMB Loans will be repaid simultaneously.

v3.20.2
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

6. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

Property and equipment consisted of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

    

December 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

 

$

199,091

 

$

201,093

Leasehold improvements

 

 

342,465

 

 

343,697

Computer trading and clearing system

 

 

3,375,544

 

 

3,379,654

Transport equipment

 

 

101,594

 

 

103,330

Sub-total

 

 

4,018,694

 

 

4,027,774

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

 

(3,291,251)

 

 

(3,167,948)

 Property and equipment, net

 

$

727,443

 

$

859,826

 

Depreciation expense was  $127,930 and $156,779  for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

v3.20.2
ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES  
ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES

7. ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER PAYABLES

Accrued expenses and other payables as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 consisted of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31,

    

December 31, 

 

    

2020

    

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Accruals for professional fees

 

 

434,650

 

 

168,040

Accruals for consulting  fees

 

$

267,499

 

$

311,122

Payroll payables

 

 

33,105

 

 

79,710

Trading and clearing system

 

 

50,543

 

 

50,295

Other payables

 

 

45,602

 

 

20,499

Total accrued expenses and other payables

 

$

831,399

 

$

629,666

 

v3.20.2
SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS FROM A THIRD PARTY
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS FROM A THIRD PARTY  
SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS FROM A THIRD PARTY

8. SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS FROM  A THIRD PARTY

In July 2019, Hong Kong Takung entered into loan agreements (the "HKD Loans") with Friend Sourcing Ltd, a Hong Kong company ("Friend Sourcing") with interest accruing at a rate of 8% per annum. The HKD Loans are to provide Hong Kong Takung with sufficient HKD currency to meet its working capital requirements. Friend Sourcing is a non-related party to the Company.

In the meantime, Tianjin Takung entered interest-free loan (the "RMB Loans") to another third party as a guarantee for the HKD Loans. The loan amount was $1,977,178  (RMB 14,000,000). Through an understanding between the two third parties, the HKD Loans are "secured" by the RMB Loans. It is an understanding between the parties that when the HKD Loans are repaid, the RMB Loans will be repaid at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

Annual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

Interest

 

Repayment

Date

    

Borrower

    

Lender

    

(USD)

    

(USD)

    

Rate

    

Due Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/18/2019

 

Hong Kong Takung

 

Friend Sourcing Ltd.

 

$

718,322

 

$

714,808

 

 8

%  

7/17/2020

8/29/2019

 

Hong Kong Takung

 

Friend Sourcing Ltd.

 

$

699,624

 

$