PREFERRED STOCK REDEMPTION
|9 Months Ended|
Jul. 31, 2018
|Disclosure Text Block Supplement [Abstract]|
|Preferred Stock [Text Block]||
7. PREFERRED STOCK REDEMPTION
On November 11, 2016, the holder of all our outstanding Series A Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred”) with an aggregate stated value of $3,500,000 exercised its right of redemption to receive such amount from proceeds from the sale of the Company’s equity securities. On December 6, 2016, we entered into an agreement with the holder of the Series A Preferred setting forth the terms under which such redemption would take place (the “Series A Redemption Terms”). Pursuant to the Series A Redemption Terms, on December 9, 2016 the holder of the Series A Preferred received (i) $500,000 in cash, (ii) a 12% secured debenture evidencing the remaining $3,000,000 amount to be redeemed, $1,000,000 of which was due on or before June 1, 2017 and the remainder of which was due November 11, 2017 (the “Redemption Debenture”), and (iii) a 5 year warrant to purchase 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to 10% below the thirty (30) day volume weighted average closing price of our common stock at closing (the “Redemption Warrant”). The Redemption Debenture was secured by a lien on the Company’s assets and prohibited the Company from incurring any senior indebtedness other than equipment financing in connection with the Company’s business. The Redemption Debenture was paid in full during fiscal year 2017.
The difference between the fair value of the consideration given to the holder of our Series A Preferred and the carrying value of the Series A Preferred represents a return to the preferred shareholder which is treated in a similar manner as that of dividends paid on preferred stock. In the redemption, the Series A Preferred holder received $500,000 in cash, the Redemption Debenture with a present value of approximately $2,999,000 and the Redemption Warrant with a fair value of approximately $2,801,000, determined using the Black Scholes pricing model, and waived the Series A Preferred’s conversion right with an intrinsic value of approximately $792,000, resulting in total consideration given to the Series A Preferred holder of approximately $5,508,000. The difference between the fair value of the consideration and the $3,500,000 carrying value of the Series A Preferred resulted in a deemed dividend to the Series A Preferred holder of approximately $2,008,000.
The entire disclosure for terms, amounts, nature of changes, rights and privileges, dividends, and other matters related to preferred stock.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef