Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Background Background
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of JanOne Inc., a Nevada corporation, and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Company” or “JanOne”).
The Company had three operating segments – Biotechnology, Recycling, and Technology. In connection with the sale of GeoTraq, Inc. (“GeoTraq”) and the sale of ARCA Recycling, Inc. (“ARCA Recycling”) (see Note 18), the accounts for the Recycling and Technology segments have been presented as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated financial statements (see Note 3).
During September 2019, JanOne, through its biotechnology segment, broadened its business perspectives to become a pharmaceutical company focused on finding treatments for conditions that cause severe pain and bringing to market drugs with non-addictive pain-relieving properties. Effective December 28, 2022, the Company acquired Soin Therapeutics LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“STLLC”), and its product, a patent-pending, novel formulation of low-dose naltrexone, (“JAN123”). The product is being developed for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), an indication that causes severe, chronic pain generally affecting the arms or legs. At present, there are no truly effective treatments for CRPS. Because of the relatively small number of patients afflicted with CRPS, the FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation for any product approved for treatment of CRPS. This designation will provide the Company with tax credits for its clinical trials, exemption of user fees, and the potential of seven years of market exclusivity following approval. In addition, development of orphan drugs currently also involves smaller trials and quicker times to approval, given the limited number of patients available to study. However, there can be no assurance that the product will receive FDA approval or that it will result in material sales.
ARCA Recycling was the Company’s Recycling segment and provides turnkey recycling services for electric utility energy efficiency programs in the United States. ARCA Canada Inc. (“ARCA Canada”) provides turnkey recycling services for electric utility energy efficiency programs in Canada. Customer Connexx, LLC (“Connexx”) provides call center services for ARCA Recycling and ARCA Canada. On March 9, 2023, retroactive to March 1, 2023, the Company entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with VM7 Corporation, a Delaware corporation, under which the Buyer agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of (a) ARCA Recycling, Inc., a California corporation, (b) Customer Connexx LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, and (c) ARCA Canada Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Ontario, Canada (“ARCA Canada”; and, together with ARCA and Connexx, the “Subsidiaries”). The principal of the Buyer is Virland A. Johnson, our Chief Financial Officer. The sale of all of the outstanding equity interests of the Subsidiaries to the Buyer under the Purchase Agreement was consummated simultaneously with the execution of the Purchase Agreement (see Note 17). The Company’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the Purchase Agreement and the Disposition Transaction. In connection with the disposition of ARCA Recycling, accounts for the Recycling segment have been presented as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated financial statements (see Note 3).
GeoTraq Inc. (“GeoTraq”) was the Company’s Technology segment. On May 24, 2022, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with SPYR Technologies Inc., pursuant to which the Company sold to SPYR substantially all the assets and none of the liabilities of its wholly-owned subsidiary GeoTraq Inc. The aggregate purchase price for the GeoTraq Assets was $13.5 million, payable in cash and shares of SPYR’s common stock. As of the closing of the transaction on May 24, 2022, SPYR issued to the Company 30,000,000 shares of its common stock at $0.03 per share, and delivered a five-year Promissory Note in the principal amount of $12.6 million. The Promissory Note bears simple interest at the rate of 8% per annum, provides quarterly interest payments due the first day of each calendar quarter, and may be prepaid at any time without penalty. Quarterly interest payments may be made in cash or in SPYR’s restricted common stock. The Promissory Note matures on May 23, 2027.
The Company reports on a 52- or 53-week fiscal year. The Company’s 2022 fiscal year (“2022”) ended on December 31, 2022, and the current fiscal year (“2023”) will end on December 30, 2023.
Going concern
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared under the assumption that the Company will continue as a going concern. Such assumption contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business, however, the issues described below raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to do so.
The Company currently faces a challenging competitive environment and is focused on improving its overall profitability, which includes managing expenses. The Company reported a net loss from continuing operations of approximately $754,000 for the 39 weeks ended September 30, 2023. Additionally, as of September 30, 2023, the Company has total current assets of approximately $517,000 and total current liabilities of approximately $2.5 million resulting in a net negative working capital of approximately $1.9 million. Cash used in operations from continuing operations was approximately $500,000. Additionally, stockholders’ equity, as of September 30, 2023, is approximately $14.5 million.
The Company intends to fund operations by using cash on hand and monthly receipts in connection with the sale of its Subsidiaries (see Note 18) and funds received from approved Employee Retention Credits (“ERC’s”). The Company intends to raise funds to support future development of JAN 123 and JAN 101 either through capital raises or structured arrangements. However, the availability of such funding cannot be assured.
The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the success of future capital raises or structured settlements to fund the required testing to obtain FDA approval of JAN 123 and JAN 101, as well as to fund its day-to-day operations. Such approval is contingent on several factors and no assurance can be provided that approval will be obtained. The accompanying financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. While the Company will actively pursue these additional sources of financing, management cannot make any assurances that such financing will be secured or FDA approvals will be obtained.