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Principal Business Activity and Basis of Presentation

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Principal Business Activity and Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Principal Business Activity and Basis of Presentation

1. PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Asset Acquisition and Name Change. On December 1, 2016, Majesco Entertainment Company (the “Company”) entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of PolarityTE, Inc., (the “Seller”), a regenerative medicine company. The asset acquisition was subject to shareholder approval, which was received on March 10, 2017. In January, 2017, the Company changed its name to “PolarityTE, Inc.”

 

On April 7, 2017, the Seller issued 7,050 shares of the Company’s newly authorized Series E Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”) convertible into an aggregate of 7,050,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with a fair value of approximately $104.7 million which is equal to 7,050,000 common shares times $14.85 (the closing price of the Company’s common stock as of April 7, 2017). Since the assets purchased were in-process research and development assets, the total purchase price was immediately expensed as research and development – intellectual property acquired since they have no alternative future use.

 

On December 1, 2016, the Company hired Dr. Denver Lough as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors and Dr. Ned Swanson as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Until their hiring both doctors were associated with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, as full-time residents.

 

The doctors lead the Company’s current efforts focused on scientific research and development and in this regard on December 1, 2016, the Company leased laboratory space and purchased laboratory equipment in Salt Lake City, Utah. Subsequent expenditures during January 2017 include approximately $1.4 million for the purchase of medical equipment, including microscopes for high end real-time imaging of cells and tissues required for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research. The Company has added additional facilities, and established university and scientific relationships and collaborations in order to pursue its business. None of these activities were performed by Dr. Lough or Dr. Swanson prior to December 1, 2016 in connection with their university positions or privately.

 

Dr. Lough is the named inventor under a pending patent application for a novel regenerative medicine and tissue engineering platform filed in the United States and elsewhere. The Company believes that its future success depends significantly on its ability to protect its inventions and technology. Accordingly, the Company is seeking to acquire the pending patent application. Prior to December 1, 2016, no employees, consultants or partners engaged in any business activity related to the patent application and no licenses or contracts were granted related to the patent application, other than professional services related to preparation and filing of the patent. On December 1, 2016, Dr. Lough assigned the patent application as well as all related intellectual property to a newly-formed Nevada corporation, Polarityte, Inc. (“Polarity NV”), and the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Agreement”) with Polarity NV and Dr. Lough.

 

As a result, at closing, the patent application would be owned by the Company without the need for further assignments or recordation with the Patent Trademark Office.

 

There was never any intent to acquire an ongoing business and no ongoing business was acquired. The asset is preserved in a stand-alone entity merely as a vehicle to provide the Company a seamless means to acquire the asset (a patent application) without undue cost, expense and time. Polarity NV has never had employees and, therefore, no employees were acquired in the transaction.

 

The Company adopted ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805), Clarifying the Definition of a Business, during the first quarter of fiscal 2017. In accordance with ASU 2017-01 we analyzed the above transaction as follows:

 

Step 1 - Is substantially all the fair value of the gross assets acquired concentrated in a single (group of similar) identifiable asset(s)? – The Company has a proposal to acquire a single intellectual property asset and no employees on the acquisition date.

 

Step 2 - Evaluate whether an input and a substantive process exists? Does the set have outputs? – The set does not yet have outputs, as Polarity NV’s intellectual property does not generate any revenue. Without outputs, the set requires employees that form an organized workforce with skills, knowledge, or experience to perform an acquired process that is critical to the ability to create outputs to qualify as a business. Polarity NV never had any employees or workforce. On December 1, 2016, prior to any Polarity NV acquisition, the Company hired Denver Lough as its Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer and Edward Swanson as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). Both of these executives were employed full-time by Johns Hopkins University and were not employed by Polarity NV. In December 2016, the Company established a clinical advisory board and added three members in December 2016 and three more in January 2017. Establishing the clinical advisory board and hiring a COO are critical to establishing at the Company for the first time a workforce that has the knowledge and experience to obtain regulatory approval of the Company’s intellectual property. Therefore, the acquisition of an intellectual property asset and no employees from Polarity NV on April 7, 2017 did not represent the acquisition of an organized workforce with the necessary skills and experience to create outputs.

 

General. The accompanying consolidated financial statements present the financial results of PolarityTE, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Polarity NV and Majesco Europe Limited. Majesco Europe Limited was dissolved during the year ended October 31, 2016.

 

Segments. The Company’s operations involve dissimilar products which are managed separately. Accordingly, it operates in two segments: 1) video games and 2) regenerative medicine.

 

Video Games

 

The Company is a provider of video game products primarily for the casual-game consumer and has published video games for interactive entertainment hardware platforms, including Nintendo’s DS, 3DS, Wii and WiiU, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4, or PS3 and PS4, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the personal computer, or PC. The Company sells its products through digital distribution.

 

The Company’s video game titles are targeted at various demographics at a range of price points. Due to the larger budget requirements for developing and marketing premium console titles for core gamers, the Company has focused on publishing lower-cost games targeting casual-game consumers and independent game developer fans. In some instances, the Company’s titles are based on licenses of well-known properties and, in other cases, original properties. The Company enters into agreements with content providers and video game development studios for the creation of its video games.

 

The Company currently has no plans or understandings to discontinue or divest its current existing software business although the Company has received inquiries from prospective purchasers of various assets and the business. The Company may determine to dispose of such business in whole or in part, or discontinue such business, and may reevaluate from time to time although presently 4 employees continue to be employed in direct activities related to such software business and administration and the Company is continuing to generate revenue from its sales of digital online games. The Company is diversifying its business model in an attempt to mitigate risk associated with focusing on one industry and increase the overall value of the Company for its shareholders.

 

Regenerative Medicine

 

Through its regenerative medicine efforts, the Company is developing the proprietary tissue engineering platform invented by Dr. Denver Lough to translate regenerative products into clinical application. Preliminarily, the technological platform has demonstrated the potential capacity to grow fully functional tissue across the entire spectrum of the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems, including skin, muscle, bone, cartilage, peripheral nerve, fat, and fascia. Preliminary results indicate it has applications across solid organ and specialty tissue regeneration as well, including bowel, liver, kidney, and urethra. The product furthest in the development pipeline is an autologous (tissue from the patient themselves) skin regeneration construct, SkinTETM, to regenerate fully functional skin with all of its layers, including epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, and all appendages including hair and glands. SkinTETM is preparing for clinical testing and market entry, and targeting a global wound care market of $40 billion. The platform provides a pipeline of products to follow in parallel, with plans for serial clinical and market entry, and each addressing separate and similarly sized potential markets. The Company’s approach seeks to benefit from fewer regulatory and capital barriers to market entry, avoiding the long timelines associated with three phase trials and their associated costs seen with other competing technologies and therapeutics. The regenerative medicine business model being pursued takes advantage of the smaller regulatory hurdles, with streamlined product development from cell/tissue in vitro and ex vivo testing, to small and large animal preclinical models, manufacturing technology transfer, and ultimately clinical application and market entry occurring in a mapped out stepwise fashion for each product. Although skin regeneration and wound care is a robust market in and of itself, the platform technology provides a base that the Company believes will support a strategy to build a company that can diversify and grow continuously.

 

NASDAQ listing. On January 6, 2017, PolarityTE, Inc., was notified by The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC of failure to comply with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(b)(1) which requires that a majority of the directors comprising the Company’s Board of Directors be considered “independent”, as defined under the Rule. The notice had no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market and the common stock continued to trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “COOL”.

 

On February 22, 2017, the Company regained compliance with Listing Rule 5605(b)(1), the independent director requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market, with the appointment of Mr. Steve Gorlin and Dr. Jon Mogford, and the matter is now closed. PolarityTE’s common stock will continue to be listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market.

 

Major customers. Sony, Microsoft, Entrophy and Valve accounted for 33%, 29%, 13%, and 11%, respectively, of sales for the six months ended April 30, 2017. Microsoft, Sony, and Valve accounted for 40%, 28%, and 18%, respectively, of sales for the six months ended April 30, 2016. Sony and Microsoft accounted for 43% and 23%, respectively, of accounts receivable as of April 30, 2017.

 

Concentrations. The Company develops and distributes video game software for proprietary platforms under licenses from Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, which must be periodically renewed. The Company’s agreements with these manufacturers also grant them certain control over the Company’s products. In addition, for the six months ended April 30, 2017 and 2016 sales of the Company’s Zumba Fitness games accounted for approximately 11% and 10% of net revenues, respectively.

 

The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company are unaudited, but in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim period. Accordingly, they do not include all information and notes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. The Company’s financial results are impacted by the seasonality of the retail selling season and the timing of the release of new titles. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the entire fiscal year. The balance sheet at October 31, 2016 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended October 31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K on December 30, 2016.