SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
[X] QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended May 31, 2012
[ ] TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _______ to ______
Commission File Number 000-53592
ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
715 13th Street NE, Wenatchee, WA 98802
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
|(Former Address if Changed Since Last Report)|
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As of July 1, 2012 there were 6,106,892,875 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
|Item 1. Financial Statements||1|
|Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis||7|
|Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk||13|
|Item 4. Controls and Procedures||13|
PART II– OTHER INFORMATION
|Item 1. Legal Proceedings||14|
|Item 1A. Risk Factors||14|
|Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds||14|
|Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities||14|
|Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders||14|
|Item 5. Other Information||14|
|Item 6. Exhibits||15|
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements.
The Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company are prepared as of May 31, 2012.
|Consolidated Balance Sheets||2|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations||3|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows||4|
|Notes to the Financial Statements||5|
|ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS INC.|
|(an exploration stage company)|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|May 31,||November 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||391||$||7,995|
|Total Current Assets||7,891||15,495|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of $55,702 and $33,341, respectively||175,350||197,711|
|Total Other Assets||48,131||48,720|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||643,764||$||650,542|
|Due to related parties||88,000||37,000|
|Notes and loans payable||1,571,746||2,842,451|
|Proceeds from investors pursuant to Stock Purchase Agreements to be effective upon completion of reverse stock split||382,500||382,500|
|Total Current Liabilities||2,686,010||3,912,493|
|Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized:|
|Series A Preferred Stock, 20,000,000 shares designated, 14,000,000 and 14,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||140||140|
|Series B Preferred Stock, 100,000 and 100,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||1||1|
|Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 7,000,000,000 shares authorized, 4,906,756,205 and 619,613,332 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||49,068||6,196|
|Additional paid-in capital||10,763,188||9,429,855|
|Deficit accumulated during the exploration stage||(13,267,035||)||(13,086,759||)|
|Total Stockholders' Deficit||(2,454,638||)||(3,650,567||)|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT||$||231,372||$||261,926|
|The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.|
|ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS INC.|
|(an exploration stage company)|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|on September 21,|
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Six Months Ended||2007 Through|
|May 31,||May 31,||May 31,|
|Exploration and carrying costs (including|
|stock-based costs of $-0-, $123,000, $-0-,|
|$123,000, and $123,000, respectively||—||249,316||—||460,796||610,248|
|Officers' and directors' compensation (including|
|stock-based compensation of $-0-, $-0-, $-0-,|
|$-0-, and $860,000, respectively)||36,000||53,000||51,000||101,000||1,232,000|
|Consulting fees (including stock-based compensation|
|of $-0-, $49,200, $-0-, $49,200,|
|and $2,606,600, respectively)||—||349,340||—||508,990||3,360,390|
|Professional fees (including stock-based compensation|
|of $-0-, $931,652, $-0-, $3,303,669,|
|and $4,303,492, respectively)||4,565||1,058,072||16,715||3,526,950||4,915,917|
|General and administrative||12,724||600,910||34,348||783,987||1,515,521|
|Impairment of mineral property|
|Total Operating Expenses||53,289||2,310,638||102,063||5,381,723||11,658,976|
|LOSS FROM OPERATIONS||(53,289||)||(2,310,638||)||(102,063||)||(5,381,723||)||(11,658,976||)|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)|
|Gain from forgiveness of amounts due to|
|former related parties||—||—||—||—||28,539|
|Write off of goodwill||—||—||—||(431,713||)||(431,713||)|
|Interest expense (including amortization of debt|
|discount of $-0-, $95,638, $-0-,|
|$95,638, and $350,391, respectively)||(39,352||)||(148,357||)||(78,213||)||(165,801||)||(686,815||)|
|Loss on conversion of notes payable|
|to investors to common stock||—||—||—||—||(518,070||)|
|Total Other Income (Expenses)||(39,352||)||(148,357||)||(78,213||)||(597,514||)||(1,608,059||)|
|LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES||(92,641||)||(2,458,995||)||(180,276||)||(5,979,237||)||(13,267,035||)|
|INCOME TAX EXPENSE||—||—||—||—||—|
|BASIC AND FULLY DILUTED:|
|Net loss per common share||$||(0.00||)||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.00||)||$||(0.02||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding||4,906,756,205||325,111,158||2,663,347,195||255,777,068|
|The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.|
|ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS INC.|
|(an exploration stage company)|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|on September 21,|
|For the Six Months Ended||2007 Through|
|May 31,||May 31,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:|
|Write off of goodwill||—||431,713||431,713|
|Stock issued for services, including $-0-, $3,303,669 and $4,303,824, respectively,of excess of fair value of common stock issued over amount of debt and accrued interest settled (charged to professional fees in the statements of operations)||—||3,475,869||7,737,396|
|Amortization of debt discount||—||95,638||350,391|
|Gain from forgiveness of amounts due to related parties||—||—||(28,539||)|
|Loss on conversion of notes payable to investors to common stock||—||—||518,070|
|Donated services and expenses||—||—||18,400|
|Impairment of mineral property acquisition costs||—||—||6,500|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||98,722||307,672||842,686|
|Accrued consulting fees due to related parties||51,000||5,800||388,538|
|Net Cash Used by Operating Activities||(7,604||)||(1,669,565||)||(2,948,809||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Cash received in connection with acquisition of Liberty American, LLC||—||65||65|
|Purchases of property and equipment||—||(231,051||)||(231,052||)|
|Mineral property acquisition costs||—||—||(6,500||)|
|Net Cash Used by Investing Activities||—||(231,886||)||(237,487||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Increase in due to related party||—||—||28,006|
|Proceeds from notes payable||—||1,974,500||2,842,000|
|Repayment of note payable||—||—||(50,000||)|
|Repayment of loan payable of Liberty American, LLC to the Company's corporate counsel||—||(61,419||)||(61,419||)|
|Proceeds from sale of common stock||—||—||45,600|
|Proceeds from investors pursuant to Stock Purchase Agreements to be effective upon completion of reverse stock split||—||—||382,500|
|Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities||—||1,913,081||3,186,687|
|NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(7,604||)||11,630||391|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD||7,995||2,142||—|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD||$||391||$||13,772||$||391|
|SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:|
|Cash Payments For:|
|Non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Forgiveness of due to related party by then majority stockholder on September 15, 2009||$||—||$||—||$||28,006|
|Stock issued for services||$||—||$||3,475,869||$||7,893,424|
|Conversion of notes payable and accrued interest into common stock:|
|Notes payable ($1,270,705, $50,000, and $1,386,205, respectively) and accrued interest ($105,500, $2,331, and $112,506, respectively) settled||$||1,376,205||$||52,331||$||1,498,711|
|Excess of fair value of common stock issued over amount of debt and accrued interest settled||—||3,303,669||4,821,894|
|Fair value of common stock issued||$||1,376,205||$||3,356,000||$||6,320,605|
|Settlement of accrued consulting fees due to related parties in exchange for common stock on June 20, 2011||$||—||$||—||$||136,000|
|Conversion of common stock to Series A preferred stock on March 3, 2010||$||—||$||—||$||360,000|
|Common stock issued for acquisition of mining assets on March 12, 2010||$||—||$||—||$||45,500|
|Common stock issued for acquisition of Liberty American, LLC on January 24, 2011||$||—||$||145,000||$||145,000|
|The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.|
ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS, INC.
(an exploration stage company)
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
May 31, 2012
NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
Alto Group Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on September 21, 2007. The Company is an Exploration Stage Company, as defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 915, Development Stage Entities. The Company’s principal business is the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources. The Company has not presently determined whether its properties contain mineral reserves that are economically recoverable.
These financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies the Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has never generated revenues since inception and has never paid any dividends and is unlikely to pay dividends or generate earnings in the immediate or foreseeable future. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from its shareholders, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary equity financing to continue operations, and the attainment of profitable operations. As at May 31, 2012, the Company has a total stockholders’ deficit of 2,454,638 and has accumulated losses of 13,267,035 since inception. These factors raise substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
NOTE 2 - BASIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT PRESENTATION
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted in accordance with such rules and regulations. The information furnished in the interim consolidated financial statements includes normal recurring adjustments and reflects all adjustments, which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of such financial statements. Although management believes the disclosures and information presented are adequate to make the information not misleading, it is suggested that these interim consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited financial statements and notes thereto included in its Form 10-K filed on March 14, 2012. Operating results for the six months ended May 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending November 30, 2012.
NOTE 3 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
Pursuant to Note Conversion Agreements with certain investors dated December 17, 2010, September 1, 2011 and September 20, 2011, the Company satisfied a $214,000 notes payable through the delivery of a total of 1,215,136,667 shares of Company’s common stock to the investors. The stock was issued on June 30, 2012.
Other than the event described above, the Company has evaluated subsequent events for the period of May 31, 2012 through the date the financial statements were issued, and concluded there were no other events or transactions occurring during this period that required recognition or disclosure in its financial statements.
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operation.
This report contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. We use words such as anticipate, believe, plan, expect, future, intend and similar expressions to identify such forward-looking statements. You should not place too much reliance on these forward-looking statements. Our actual results are likely to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons.
Plan of Operation
We were incorporated in the State of Nevada on September 21, 2007. We are an exploration stage corporation. An exploration stage corporation is one engaged in the search of mineral deposits or reserves which are not in either the development or production stage. We maintain our statutory registered agent's office at National Registered Agents, Inc. of NV, 1000 East William Street, Suite 204, Carson City, Nevada 89701 and our business office and mailing address is 715 13th Street NE, Wenatchee, WA 98802. Our telephone number is (509) 884-2218.
If we are able to successfully develop the interests we acquire, we may engage in (or contract with third parties for the) extraction and production of the minerals involved, may sell these interests, or pursue a combination of the foregoing. Although we believe that rights to the mineral interests we acquire may contain valuable deposits that would inure to the benefit of the Company and its shareholders, we cannot assure you that commercially viable deposits exist on any of these properties until further exploration and development has been undertaken and a thorough economic feasibility analysis has been prepared. We are actively seeking to raise working capital sufficient to begin exploration and development of these concessions, as well as for other development opportunities.
We have not generated any revenues since the inception of the Company and we have been issued a “going concern” opinion from our auditors. We have no plans to change our business activities from the exploration and development of mining interests with the objective of including extraction and production operations as a core component of the business of the Company.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2012, our working capital deficit of $2,678,119 was comprised of total current assets of $7,891 consisting of cash and loans receivable, and total current liabilities of $2,686,010. While we continued to consume working capital in the pursuit of our business plan, the consumption was more than offset by the sale of equity securities and the conversion of certain indebtedness into equity.
We do not believe that the Company’s current capital resources will be sufficient to fund its operating activity and other capital resource demands during the next fiscal year. Our ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon our ability to obtain capital through the sale of equity or issuance of debt, joint venture or sale of assets, and ultimately attaining profitable operations. We cannot provide that we will be able to successfully complete any one of these activities.
We are presently seeking additional debt and equity financing to provide sufficient funds for payment of obligations incurred and to fund our ongoing business plan.
Although we are actively seeking to acquire and develop mineral interests throughout the world, we have not yet generated any revenue from our operations. We have historically relied on equity and debt financings to fund our capital resource requirements. We have experienced net losses since inception. We will be dependent on additional debt and equity financing to develop our new business.
All of our investment in research and development activities has been expensed, and does not appear as an asset on our balance sheet.
Our ability to pay accounts payable and accrued expenses and repay borrowings is dependent upon receipt of new funding from related parties, private placements or debt financing. Certain related parties have periodically advanced funds to us to meet ourworking capital needs. The related parties are under no obligation to continue these advances.
Net cash used in operating activities was $7,604 during the six months ended May 31, 2012, compared to $1,669,565 during the six months ended May 31, 2011. During the six months ended May 31, 2012, we incurred a net loss of $180,276. Accounts payable and accrued expenses increased by $98,722 during the six months ended May 31, 2012. By comparison, during the six monthsended May 31, 2011, we incurred a net loss of $5,979,237 and reported an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $307,672.During the six months ended May 31, 2011, the Company issued stock for services valued at $3,475,869 based on the market value of the stock at the time of stock issuance. Historically, we have reported significant fluctuations in cash usage, as the timing of our cash payments is typically dependent upon cash provided by financing activities.
During the six months ended May 31, 2012 and May 31, 2011, the Company used $-0- and $231,886, in investing activities. During the six months ended May 31, 2011, the Company purchased property and equipment in the amount of $231,051.
Net cash provided by financing activities during the six months ended May 31, 2012 was $-0- compared to $1,913,081 during the six months ended May 31, 2011 which consisted of proceeds of $1,974,500 in the form of loans from accredited investors.
Our Excelsior Mining Interests
On April 21, 2011, we formed Alto Cascade Resources, LLC (“Alto Cascade”), as a joint venture with Douglas McFarland, our Chief Executive Officer. Alto Cascade, 51% of which is owned by the Company, holds 60 lode mining claims in respect of the Great Excelsior Mine located in Whatcom County in the Mount Baker quadrangle in western Washington State.
The Great Excelsior Mine was a former gold and silver producer which was forced to close in 1918 due to falling metal prices and a shortage of supplies. This mining property has been explored by numerous mining companies over the years, including ASARCO, Silver
Standard, Ltd., Quintana Resources, Inc., US Borax, Steelhead Resources, Inc, FMC Gold Corp., Stanford Metals, Ltd, and Arizuma Silver, Inc.
If we were able to commence production at Great Excelsior, we would likely not construct milling facilities but would transport extracted material to a nearby mill operated by other larger gold and silver producers. Extensive metallurgical testing had been done on the ore by Hazen Research, Inc. of Golden, Colorado. Recovery of 96.8 percent of the silver and 95.6 percent of the gold could also, in our opinion, be accomplished by flotation accompanied by a nitric acid leach of the concentrates and CIL recovery.
Property Interests and Mining Claims in General
Mining claims are subject to the same risk of defective title that is common to all real property interests. Additionally, mining claims are self-initiated and self-maintained and therefore, possess some unique vulnerabilities not associated with other types of property interests. It is impossible to ascertain the validity of unpatented mining claims solely from an examination of public real estate records and, therefore, it can be difficult or impossible to confirm that all of the requisite steps have been followed for location and maintenance of a claim. Furthermore, as these interests are derived from mining claims in foreign jurisdictions, the risk of a defective claim or other problems with ownership and development of the claim (including but not limited to the right of eminent domain) is compounded further. If the validity of a patented mining claim or mineral interest is challenged by an applicable governmental body on the grounds that mineralization has not been demonstrated, the claimant has the burden of proving the present economic feasibility of mining minerals located thereon. Such a challenge might be raised at any stage of development or at the commencement of production, or simply when the government seeks to include the land in an area to be dedicated to another use.
Our reserve and resource figures are estimates, and we cannot assure you that the indicated level of recovery will be realized or that we will have the resources to do so. Because mining development is inherently capital intensive, we would expect that the Company would partner with a larger mining company or other strategic source of capital and knowledge in respect of any significant development or operational activity. Prolonged declines in the market price of gold may render reserves containing relatively lower grades of gold mineralization uneconomic to exploit and could materially reduce our reserves. Should such reductions occur, discontinuation of exploration and development (including the production of a NI 43-101 compliant report) could be discontinued. There are numerous uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of proven and probable gold reserves. The estimates in this document are based on various assumptions relating to gold prices during the expected life of production and the results of additional planned development work, either by us or in partnership with a larger mining company or other third party with more sufficient capitalization. Actual future production rates, sales prices, and amounts, revenues, taxes, operating expenses, environmental and regulatory compliance expenditures, development expenditures and recovery rates may vary substantially from those assumed in any estimates we have given. Any significant change in these assumptions, including changes that result from variances between projected and actual results, could result in a material downward or upward revision of current estimates.
Our mining interests are held in joint ventures or are subject to joint venture agreements between the Company and a third party. These joint venture agreements typically obligate the Company to contribute substantial capital, property, or other expertise to develop these interests.
Any failure, by us or our joint venture partners in respect of the obligations in our joint venture agreements, could have a material adverse effect on the mining interests held through the joint venture, and could therefore have a material adverse effect on the Company as a whole. In the two years prior to the date of this Memorandum, we have had several joint venture agreements terminated or substantially amended because of our inability to comply with our contractual obligations under these agreements.
In most jurisdictions where we have or are seeking to develop mineral interests, we generally are required to mitigate long-term environmental impacts by stabilizing, contouring, re-sloping and re-vegetating various portions of a site after mining and mineral processing operations are completed. These reclamation efforts will be conducted in accordance with detailed plans, which must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate regulatory agencies.
Mining operations and exploration activities are subject to various national, state/provincial, and local laws and regulations, which govern prospecting, development, mining, production, exports, taxes, labor standards, occupational health, waste disposal, protection of the environment, mine safety, hazardous substances and other matters. Our objective is to obtain the licenses, permits or other authorizations currently required to conduct our exploration program. We believe that we are in compliance in all material respects with applicable mining, health, safety and environmental statutes and the regulations applicable to the mineral interests we now hold in the United States.
Mining claims involving federally owned land in the United States are principally regulated by the Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”). The BLM administers over 258 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of subsurface minerals in 19 mostly western U.S. states. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 provides that public lands remain under the stewardship of the BLM and that their resources be managed under a multiple-use concept, which uses include certain mining and exploration activities. The General Mining Law of 1872 remains the major federal law governing locatable minerals and allows individuals and entities the opportunity to explore for, discover, and purchase certain valuable mineral deposits on those federal lands that are open for mining claim location and patent (open to mineral entry). These mineral deposits include most metallic mineral deposits and certain nonmetallic and industrial minerals. The law sets general standards and guidelines for claiming the possessory right to a valuable mineral deposit discovered during exploration. The General Mining Law also allows for the enactment of state laws governing location and recording of mining claims and sites that are consistent with federal law.
Our activities are subject to various national and local laws and regulations governing protection of the environment. These laws are continually changing and, in general, are becoming
more restrictive. In the United States, for example, any mining activity which disturbs the surface of the earth is required to be reclaimed, even if the claim or site is abandoned or forfeited, and a plan of operation must be submitted and approved by the BLM prior to activity. In addition, any such reclamation activities are subject to individual state law requirements which also regulate air, water pollution, and use of hazardous materials.
Changes to current state or federal laws and regulations in the United States, or other countries where we hold mineral interests could, in the future, require additional capital expenditures and increased operating and/or reclamation costs. Although we are unable to predict what additional legislation, if any, might be proposed or enacted, additional regulatory requirements could impact the economics of our projects.
During 2011and 2012, we had no material environmental incidents or non-compliance with any applicable environmental regulations.
Significant Events During the Quarter
Equity Incentive Plan.On March 6, 2012, the Board of Directors adopted its 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan allows for the grant and issuance of common stock purchase option Awards (as defined under the Plan) to employees, non-employee directors, consultants, and advisors of the Company. The Plan reserves for issuance under the Plan a number of shares of common stock of the Company equal to the greater of (i) One Billion Four Hundred Million (1,400,000,000) shares, or (ii) Thirty Percent (30%) of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company, subject, however to reverse stock splits or share consolidations.
Removal of Director. On March 20, 2012, Robert Howie was removed as a Director of the Company.
Note Conversion. On June 30, 2012, the Company converted into common stock certain notes issued by the Company on December 17, 2010, September 1, 2011 and September 20, 2011. Subject to the terms and conditions of the various conversion agreements entered into with the Note holders, the Company agreed to convert the Notes into an aggregate of 1,215,136,667 shares of common stock of the Company. The Noteholders are all “accredited investors” as defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D.
Cancellation of Super-Voting Shares.On April 19, 2012, the Company approved the cancellation of 100,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock held by Opiuchus Holdings, Inc. The Series B Preferred Stock was originally issued on October 15, 2010 to Mark Klok in exchange for services Mr. Klok had provided the Company in 2010.The Series B Preferred Stock, when issued, contained no economic rights whatsoever, including no rights to participate in dividends, distributions, or the net assets of the Company upon liquidation, as well as no right to convert such shares into common stock or other securities of the Company. Each share of Series B Preferred Stock did, however, possess 2,000 votes per share and was entitled to vote together with holders of the company’s common stock on all matters upon which common stockholders would vote.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.
Critical Accounting Policies
We believe the following more critical accounting policies are used in the preparation of our financial statements:
Use of Estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. On a periodic basis, management reviews those estimates, including those related to valuation allowances, loss contingencies, income taxes, and projection of future cash flows.
Mineral Property Costs. The Company has been in the exploration stage since its formation on April 25, 2007 and has not yet realized any revenues from its planned operations. It is primarily engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Mineral property acquisition costs are capitalized when management has determined that probable future benefits consisting of a contribution to future cash inflows have been identified and adequate financial resources are available or are expected to be available as required to meet the terms of property acquisition and budgeted exploration and development expenditures. Mineral property acquisition costs are expensed as incurred if the criteria for capitalization are not met. In the event that a mineral property is acquired through the issuance of the Company’s shares, the mineral property will be recorded at the fair value of the respective property or the fair value of common shares, whichever is more readily determinable.
When mineral properties are acquired under option agreements with future acquisition payments to be made at the sole discretion of the Company, those future payments, whether in cash or shares, are recorded only when the Company has made or is obliged to make the payment or issue the shares. When it has been determined that a mineral property can be economically developed as a result of establishing proven and probable reserves and pre feasibility, the costs incurred to develop such property will be capitalized.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
We have reviewed accounting pronouncements issued during the past two years and have adopted any that are applicable to the Company. We have determined that none had a material impact on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows for the six months ended May 31, 2012 and May 31, 2011.
This report contains or incorporates by reference forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning our future business plans and strategies, the receipt of working capital, future revenues and other statements that are not historical in nature. In this report, forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” and the like. These forward-looking statements reflect our current beliefs, expectations and opinions with respect to future events, and involve future risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied.
Other uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements include:
• the worldwide economic situation;
• any changes in interest rates or inflation;
• the willingness and ability of third parties to honor their contractual commitments;
• our ability to raise additional capital, as it may be affected by current conditions in the stock market and competition for risk capital;
• our capital expenditures, as they may be affected by delays or cost overruns;
• environmental and other regulations, as the same presently exist or may later be amended;
• our ability to identify, finance and integrate any future acquisitions; and
• the volatility of our common stock price.
This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of our forward-looking statements. You should read this report completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. These forward-looking statements represent our beliefs, expectations and opinions only as of the date of this report. We do not intend to update these forward looking statements except as required by law. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
(a) We maintain a system of controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. As of May 31, 2012, under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, management has evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
As permitted by applicable SEC rules, this report does not include an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report, which is included in Item 8 above, was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.
(b) There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the six months ended May 31, 2012 that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Because we are a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this item.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
On June 30, 2012, the Company converted into common stock certain notes issued by the Company on December 17, 2010, September 1, 2011 and September 20, 2011. Subject to the terms and conditions of the various conversion agreements entered into with the Note holders, the Company agreed to convert the Notes into an aggregate of 1,215,136,667 shares of common stock of the Company. The Noteholders are all “accredited investors” as defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed with or incorporated by referenced in this report:
|3.1||Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-Kfiled on December 5, 2011).|
|3.3||Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 14, 2012).|
|31.1*||Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Douglas McFarland.|
|31.2*||Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Chene Gardner.|
|32.1*||Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Douglas McFarland.|
|32.2*||Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for Chene Gardner.|
* filed herewith
In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|ALTO GROUP HOLDINGS, INC.|
|/s/ Douglas McFarland|
|Dated: July 16, 2012||By: Douglas McFarland, Chief Executive Officer|