Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


(A) Overview and Basis of Presentation

On May 30, 2006, Basanite, Inc. was organized as a Nevada corporation. Basanite and its wholly owned subsidiaries are herein referred to as the "Company", “we”, “our”, or “us”. Currently based in Pompano Beach, Florida, the Company intends to manufacture concrete-reinforcing products made from basalt fiber reinforced polymers (“BFRP”) such as its primary product BasaFlex. This UV-stable, chemical, acid and moisture resistant material is sustainable and environmentally friendly and has been engineered to replace steel as it never rusts, therefore, addressing the industry’s current corrosion issues.

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position and results of operations. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on April 6, 2020. The interim results for the period ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full fiscal year. It is management's opinion, however, that all material adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) have been made which are necessary for a fair financial statement presentation.

(B) Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Basanite, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Basanite Industries, LLC and Basalt America formerly known as Rockstar Acquisitions, LLC.

(C) Liquidity and Management Plans

Since inception, the Company has incurred net operating losses and used cash in operations. The Company has an accumulated deficit of approximately $26.0 million, a working capital deficit of approximately $2.6 million, and cash used in operations of approximately $7.7 thousand as of and for the period ended March 31, 2020. Losses have principally occurred as a result of the substantial resources required for product development and marketing of the Company's products, which include the general and administrative expenses associated with its organization and product development.  Basanite Industries has submitted its first batch of its BasaFlexTM (basalt fiber reinforced polymer) rebar product to the independent laboratory at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida (UM) to obtain an Engineering Test and Certification Report data package.  This certification documentation is expected to be received in Q3 2020, and is required to enable Basanite Industries to market its products to Federal and State government agencies, as well as to larger private companies.  As Basanite Industries is unable to submit bids for the large programs associated with these customers until we have this data package, the Company does not expect to begin scaling its production until Q3 2020. Accordingly, we expect operating losses to continue until at least 2021.

At March 30, 2020, the Company had cash of $101,841 compared to $129,152 at December 31, 2019.  At this time, the Company believes that it has sufficient access to future capital to fund its planned operations through the second quarter of calendar year 2020. We have historically satisfied our working capital requirements through the sale of restricted common stock and the issuance of warrants and promissory notes.  Until future revenues and corresponding cash flows materialize, we will attempt to fund working capital requirements through third party financing, including a private placement of our securities as well as bridge loan arrangements. We cannot provide any assurances that required capital will be obtained or that the terms of such required capital may be acceptable to us. If we are unable to obtain adequate financing, we may reduce our operating activities until sufficient funding is secured or revenues are generated to support operating activities.

The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) that was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and that has now spread to other countries throughout the world could adversely impact our operations or those of our third-party partners. Additionally, the continued spread of the virus could negatively impact the manufacturing, supply, distribution and sale of our products and our financial results. The extent to which the coronavirus impacts our operations or those of our third-party partners will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the outbreak, new information that may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. Such developments could have a material adverse effect on our financial results and our ability to conduct business as expected. Additionally, the disruption to capital markets caused by the pandemic may adversely affect the Company’s ability to obtain funding to continue operations in the future.

These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. As a result of these factors, the report of our independent auditors dated April 6, 2020, on our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 included an emphasis of matter paragraph indicating that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effect on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that may result from the outcome of these uncertainties. Management believes that the actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding and implement its strategic plan provides the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern.