Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


(A) Overview and Basis of Presentation

On May 30, 2006, Basanite, Inc. (“Basanite”) 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 September 30, 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 $27.8 million, a working capital deficit of approximately $1.9 million, and cash used in operations of approximately $1.6 million as of and for the period ended September 30, 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.  The losses continue as the Company begins to scale its production process and hire the required minimum staff to effectively run the business.  Basanite Industries submitted its first round of BasaFlex™ (Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer) rebar products to the Structures and Materials Department of the University of Miami (UM), Miami, Florida, an industry accredited independent testing laboratory, to obtain a Certified Test Report which allows Basanite to participate in approved fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) applications, such as precast, architectural, flatwork and other non-structural engineered applications.  On May 29th, 2020, a Certified Test Report was submitted to Basanite for engineering use.  Basanite Industries has submitted a second round of BasaFlex™ rebars for additional testing, that will further certify and qualify BasaFlex™ for Federal and state government applications, to the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  Basanite expects the results to be superior to the first round of testing.  The Company will continue to scale its production process and build up its inventory through the end of 2020 to meet the expected demand volumes for alternative, non-corrosive reinforcement, however, as is customary with scaling production and staffing, operating losses will continue through 2021.

The Company had cash of $575,912 compared to $129,152 at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.  Currently, the Company requires sufficient capital to fund its planned operations through the end of calendar year 2020 and through the first quarter of 2021. 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 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.

All of 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.