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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

   

Annual Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2022

 

Transition Report pursuant to 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

For the transition period from __________ to__________

 

  Commission File Number: 000-55979

 

AB International Group Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 37-1740351

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

48 Wall Street, Suite 1009,

New York, NY 10005

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(212) 918-4519
(Registrant’s telephone number)
_______________________________________________________

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes [ ] No [X]

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes [ ] No [X]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 

[X] Yes [ ] No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such fi les). [X] Yes [ ] No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

☐   Large accelerated filer ☐   Accelerated filer
  Non-accelerated Filer Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). 

[  ] Yes [X] No

 

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter. $3,472,649

 

State the number of shares outstanding for each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 609,811,480 common shares as of November 28, 2022.

 

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Page 
PART I
 
Item 1. Business 3
Item 1A. Risk Factors 6
Item 2. Properties 11
Item 3. Legal Proceedings 11
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure 11
 
PART II
 
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities 12
Item 6. Selected Financial Data 15
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 15
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 17
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 18
Item 9. Changes In and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 19
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures 19
Item 9B. Other Information 20
 
PART III
 
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance 21
Item 11. Executive Compensation 24
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters 26
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence 26
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services 28
     
PART IV
 
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules 29

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

 

Company Overview 

 

 

The Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on July 29, 2013. The Company's fiscal year end is August 31.

 

We are an intellectual property (IP) and movie investment and licensing firm, focused on acquisitions and development of various intellectual property, including the acquisition and distribution of movies. On June 1, 2017 we have a patent license to a video synthesis and release system for mobile communications equipment, in which the technology is the subject of a utility model patent in the People's Republic of China. Our License to the Technology generates revenue through sub-license monthly fees from a smartphone app on Android devices. This smartphone app was already existing and licensed at the time we acquired the Technology of video synthesis. In January, 2021, our sublicensing agreement with Licensee to generate revenues was terminated. As such, there has been no revenues generated from sub-licensing the Technology since the end of December, 2020. On February 2019, we launched a business application (Ai Bian Quan Qiu) through smartphones and official social media accounts utilizing Artificial Intelligence. It is a matching platform for performers, advertiser merchants, and owners for more efficient services. We previously generated revenues through an agency service fee from each matched performance. Due to the quarantine and continuous control imposed by the state and local governments in areas affected by COVID-19, merchant advertising events have been suspended for 7 months. The Company decided to suspend the Ai Bian Quan Qiu platform, which, at the time, created an adverse impact on the business and financial condition and hampered its ability to generate revenue and access sources of liquidity on reasonable terms. As a result, we decide to focus mainly the IP transactions and online video streaming.

 

On April 22, 2020, the Company announced the first phase development of its video streaming service. The online service will be marketed and distributed in the world under the brand name ABQQ.tv. The Company's professional team are sourcing such dramas and films to provide video streaming service on the ABQQ.tv. The video streaming website www.ABQQ.tv was officially launched on December 29, 2020. As of May 31, 2022, the Company acquired 59 movie broadcast rights and a 15-episode TV drama series. The Company will continue marketing and promoting the ABQQ.tv website through Google Ads and acquire additional broadcast rights for movies and TV series, and plan to charge subscription fees once the Company has obtained at least 200 broadcast rights of movie and TV series.

 

On October 21, 2021, the Company entered into a Lease Agreement (the “Lease”) with Martabano Realty Corp. (the “Landlord”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to lease approximately 8,375 square feet of in what is known as the Mt. Kisco Theatre at 144 Main Street, Mount Kisco, New York. The term of the Lease is five years plus free rent period. Commencing in month four, the Company's monthly base rent obligation will be approximately $6,979, which amount will increase in year three to $13,260, year four at $13,658 and the final year at $14,067 in accordance with the terms of the Lease. The Lease contains customary provisions for real property leases of this type, including provisions allowing the Landlord to terminate the Lease upon a default by the Company.

 

The space was formerly used as a theatre with a total of 5 screens and 466 sets for screening films. The former theatre opened on December 21, 1962 with Hayley Millsin “In Search of the Castaways.” It was a replacement for the town’s other movie theatre that burned down. It was later twinned and further divided into 5 screens. It was operated for years by Lesser Theaters, then bought by Clearview Cinemas. In June, 2013 it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas when they took most Clearview locations. It lasted until March, 2020 when it was closed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced in September 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

 

On May 5, 2022, the Company incorporated AB Cinemas NY, Inc. in New York, NY, for the purpose of operating Mt. Kisco Theatre located in Mount Kisco, NY. The theatre has started operations in October 2022. After a rough two years for movie theatres due to the pandemic, movie theaters are starting to show signs of life again. The Company is intending to shift the business strategy from online only to the combination of online and offline business. The Company expects to generate considerable revenue from its movie theater business line in the following years.

 

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From January to June of 2022, we sold mainland China copyright and broadcast rights of several movies to third parties, including the following:

 

§On January 24, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyrights and broadcast rights of the movies “Love over the world”, “Our treasures” and “Confusion” to a third party for a price of $1,800,000.
§On May 2, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyright and broadcast right of the movie “A story as a picture” to a third party for a price of $128,000.
§On May 3, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China broadcast right of the movie “On the Way” to a third party for a price of $128,000.
§On June 23, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyright and broadcast right of the movie “Too Simple” to Zestv Studios Limited, a Hong Kong entity 100% owned by the Chief Executive Officer Chiyuan Deng, for a price of $750,000.

 

We still own the copyright and broadcast rights to these movies outside of mainland China.

 

On April 27, 2022, the Company purchased a unique Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”) movie and music marketplace, named as the NFT MMM from Stareastnet Portal Limited, an unrelated party, which including an APP “NFTMMM” on Google Play, and full right to the website: stareastnet.io. NFTs are digital assets with a unique identifier that is stored on a blockchain, and NFTs are tradable rights of digital assets (pictures, music, films, and virtual creations) where ownership is recorded in blockchain smart contracts. On August 6, 2022, the Company licensed NFT MMM platform to a third party to allow the access of NFTMM platform and platform data on both app and website for one year starting from August 20, 2022 for a monthly license fee of $60,000. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company also charged one time implementation service and consulting fee of $100,000. The Company retained the ownership and copyright of the NFT MMM platform, including the APP “NFT MMM” on Google Play, and the website: stareastnet.io.

 

Competition 

 

For our movie theatre business, due to the government has left most of the restrictions, many movies which are delayed due to COVID-19 are expected to be released in the following years, movie theater business is starting to show signs of life again. Our theatre is subject to varying degrees of competition in the geographic areas in which it operates. Competition is often intense with respect to attracting patrons, licensing motion pictures and finding new theatre locations. Online platform ABQQ.tv has no commercial revenue yet, the major competitors including Netflix, Amazon and Apple.

For NFT, the company just licensed the software to 3rd party for license fee only, no competitors in the market yet.

Government Regulation  

 

Our theatres in the United States must comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. Compliance with the ADA requires that public accommodations, including websites and mobile apps for such accommodations, be accessible to individuals with disabilities and that new construction or alterations are made to conform to accessibility guidelines. Non-compliance with the ADA could result in the imposition of injunctive relief, fines, and awards of damages to private litigants and additional capital expenditures to remedy such noncompliance. As an employer covered by the ADA, we must make reasonable accommodations to the limitations of employees and qualified applicants with disabilities, provided that such reasonable accommodations do not pose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. In addition, many of our employees are covered by various government employment regulations, including minimum wage, overtime and working conditions regulations.

Our operations also are subject to federal, state and local laws regulating such matters as construction, renovation and operation of theatres as well as wages and working conditions, citizenship, health and sanitation requirements, consumer and employee privacy rights, and licensing, including alcoholic beverage sales. We believe our theatres are in material compliance with such requirements.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our theatres have been subject to various governmental orders requiring us to take or refrain from certain activities including, but not limited to, suspending operations, reduction in seating capacities, enforcement of social distancing, establishment of enhanced cleaning protocols, restrictions on food and beverage sales, tracking the identity of guests, employee protection protocols, and limitation on operating hours. Although the orders have been modified frequently, we believe our theatres have maintained material compliance with such orders. We currently cannot predict when or if COVID-19 related governmental orders will be fully terminated and whether similar orders will be utilized more frequently during future public health outbreaks.

 

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Employees  

 

We currently have 16 employees.  

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors 

 

The following risk factors could materially affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations. These risk factors and other information in this Annual Report on Form 10-K should be carefully considered in evaluating our business. They are provided for investors as permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is not possible to identify or predict all such factors and, therefore, the following should not be considered to be a complete statement of all the uncertainties we face.

 

Operational Risks

 

AB Cinemas theatres

   risks relating to motion picture production and theatrical performance;
   our lack of control over distributors of films;
   intense competition in the geographic areas in which we operate among exhibitors or from other forms of entertainment;
   increased use of alternative film delivery methods including premium video on demand or other forms of entertainment;
   shrinking exclusive theatrical release windows or release of movies to theatrical exhibition and streaming platforms on the same date;
   AB Cinemas may not meet anticipated revenue projections, which could result in a negative impact upon operating results;
   failures, unavailability or security breaches of our information systems;
   dependence on key personnel for current and future performance and our ability to attract and retain senior executives and other key personnel, including in connection with any future acquisitions;
   our ability to achieve expected synergies, benefits and performance from our strategic theatre acquisitions and strategic initiatives;
   the risk of severe weather events or other events caused by climate change disrupting or limiting operations;
   supply chain disruptions and labor shortages may negatively impact our operating results; and
   optimizing our theatre circuit through new construction and the transformation of our existing theatres may be subject to delay and unanticipated costs.

 

NFT MMM license business

 

The licensee(s) unable pay license fee to the company for any reason, because they are first time running such business.

 

Regulatory Risks

 

AB Cinemas theatres

   general and international economic, political, regulatory, social and financial market conditions, economic unrest, terrorism, hostilities, cyber-attacks, war, widespread health emergencies, such as COVID-19 or other pandemics, and other geopolitical risks;
   review by antitrust authorities in connection with acquisition opportunities;
   risks relating to the incurrence of legal liability, including costs associated with ongoing securities class action lawsuits;
   increased costs in order to comply or resulting from a failure to comply with governmental regulation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and pending future domestic privacy laws and regulations;
   geopolitical events, including the threat of terrorism or cyber-attacks, or widespread health emergencies, such as the novel coronavirus or other pandemics or epidemics, causing people to avoid our theatres or other public places where large crowds are in attendance; and
   other risks referenced from time to time in filings with the SEC.

 

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Risk Related to Covid 19

 

Our business and future operations may be adversely affected by epidemics and pandemics, such as the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

 

We may face risks related to health epidemics and pandemics or other outbreaks of communicable diseases, which could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect general commercial activity and the economies and financial markets of the country as a whole. For example, the recent outbreak of COVID-19, which began in China, has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a “pandemic,” has spread across the globe, including the United States of America.

 

A health epidemic or pandemic or other outbreak of communicable diseases, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, poses the risk that we, or potential business partners may be disrupted or prevented from conducting business activities for certain periods of time, the durations of which are uncertain, and may otherwise experience significant impairments of business activities, including due to, among other things, operational shutdowns or suspensions that may be requested or mandated by national or local governmental authorities or self-imposed by us, our customers or other business partners. While it is not possible at this time to estimate the impact that COVID-19 could have on our business, potential customers, potential suppliers or other current or potential business partners, the continued spread of COVID-19, the measures taken by the local and federal government, actions taken to protect employees, and the impact of the pandemic on various business activities could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has required our management to focus their attention primarily on responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, including ensuring continuous operations, and adjusting our operations to address changes in the virtual payments industry. Due to measures imposed by the local governments in areas affected by COVID-19, businesses have been suspended due to quarantine intended to contain this outbreak and many people have been forced to work from home in those areas. As a result, advertiser merchants orders for event has been suspended, which has had an adverse impact on our business and financial condition and has hampered our ability to generate revenue and access usual sources of liquidity on reasonable terms.

 

Risks Related to Our Financial Condition

 

Because we have a limited operating history, you may not be able to accurately evaluate our operations.

 

We have had limited operations to date and have generated limited revenues. Therefore, we have a limited operating history upon which to evaluate the merits of investing in our company. Potential investors should be aware of the difficulties normally encountered by new companies and the high rate of failure of such enterprises. The likelihood of success must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications and delays encountered in connection with the operations that we plan to undertake. These potential problems include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems relating to the ability to generate sufficient cash flow to operate our business, and additional costs and expenses that may exceed current estimates. We expect to incur significant losses into the foreseeable future. We recognize that if the effectiveness of our business plan is not forthcoming, we will not be able to continue business operations. There is no history upon which to base any assumption as to the likelihood that we will prove successful, and it is doubtful that we will continue to generate operating revenues or ever achieve profitable operations. If we are unsuccessful in addressing these risks, our business will most likely fail.

 

We are dependent on outside financing for continuation of our operations.

 

Because we have generated limited revenues and currently operate at a loss, we are completely dependent on the continued availability of financing in order to continue our business. There can be no assurance that financing sufficient to enable us to continue our operations will be available to us in the future.

 

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We have sold shares of our Series C Preferred Stock with discount to market conversions that have the effect of driving down our stock price, from which we may never recover.

 

We have sold shares of our Series C Preferred Stock to accredited investors. Our certificate of designation for the Series C Preferred Stock contains terms that allow for discounted conversions from the company’s stock price, with a 25% discount. The Series C Preferred Stock also requires us to issue dividends of 12% on the stated value annually. As such, these shareholders may convert their Series C Preferred Stock into common stock at discounted prices, which has the effect of driving down our stock price. Our stock price may not recover from the discounted conversions.

 

Risks Related to Legal Uncertainty

 

Compliance with changing regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure may result in additional expenses.

 

Changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and new SEC regulations, are creating uncertainty for companies such as ours. These new or changed laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations in many cases due to their lack of specificity, and as a result, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance is provided by regulatory and governing bodies, which could result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and higher costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to disclosure and governance practices. We are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and public disclosure. As a result, we intend to invest resources to comply with evolving laws, regulations and standards, and this investment may result in increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities. If our efforts to comply with new or changed laws, regulations and standards differ from the activities intended by regulatory or governing bodies due to ambiguities related to practice, our reputation may be harmed.

 

If we fail to comply with the new rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act related to accounting controls and procedures, or if material weaknesses or other deficiencies are discovered in our internal accounting procedures, our stock price could decline significantly.

 

We are exposed to potential risks from legislation requiring companies to evaluate internal controls under Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. As a smaller reporting company we will be exempt from auditor attestation requirements concerning any such report so long as we are a smaller reporting company. We have not yet evaluated whether our internal control procedures are effective and therefore there is a greater likelihood of material weaknesses in our internal controls, which could lead to misstatements or omissions in our reported financial statements as compared to issuers that have conducted such evaluations.

 

If material weaknesses and deficiencies are detected, it could cause investors to lose confidence in our company and result in a decline in our stock price and consequently affect our financial condition. In addition, if we fail to achieve and maintain the adequacy of our internal controls, we may not be able to ensure that we can conclude on an ongoing basis that we have effective internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Moreover, effective internal controls, particularly those related to revenue recognition, are necessary for us to produce reliable financial reports and are important to helping prevent financial fraud. If we cannot provide reliable financial reports or prevent fraud, our business and operating results could be harmed, investors could lose confidence in our reported financial information, and the trading price of our common stock could drop significantly. In addition, we cannot be certain that additional material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in our internal controls will not be discovered in the future.

 

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Risks Associated with Management and Control Persons

 

If we fail to attract and retain qualified senior executive and key technical personnel, our business will not be able to expand.

 

We are dependent on the continued availability of Chiyuan Deng, and the availability of new employees to implement our business plans. The market for skilled employees is highly competitive, especially for employees in the service industry. Although we expect that our compensation programs will be intended to attract and retain the employees required for us to be successful, there can be no assurance that we will be able to retain the services of all our key employees or a sufficient number to execute our plans, nor can there be any assurance we will be able to continue to attract new employees as required.

 

Our personnel may voluntarily terminate their relationship with us at any time, and competition for qualified personnel is intense. The process of locating additional personnel with the combination of skills and attributes required to carry out our strategy could be lengthy, costly and disruptive.

 

If we lose the services of key personnel, or fail to replace the services of key personnel who depart, we could experience a severe negative effect on our financial results and stock price. In addition, there is intense competition for highly qualified bilingual and “people friendly” personnel in the locations where we principally operate. The loss of the services of any key personnel, marketing or other personnel or our failure to attract, integrate, motivate and retain additional key employees could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating and financial results and stock price.

 

Mr. Deng owns a significant percentage of the voting power of our stock and will be able to exercise significant influence over the composition of our Board of Directors, matters subject to stockholder approval and our operations.

 

As of the date of this filing, Chiyuan Deng owns 100,000 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock, which has the voting power of 51% of the total vote of shareholders. As a result of his equity ownership interest, voting power and the contractual rights described above, Mr. Deng currently is in a position to influence, subject to our organizational documents and Nevada law, the composition of our Board of Directors and the outcome of corporate actions requiring stockholder approval, such as mergers, business combinations and dispositions of assets, among other corporate transactions. In addition, this concentration of voting power could discourage others from initiating a potential merger, takeover or other change of control transaction that may otherwise be beneficial to us, which could adversely affect the market price of our securities.

 

Risks Related to Our Securities and the Over the Counter Market

 

If a market for our common stock does not develop, shareholders may be unable to sell their shares.

 

Our common stock is quoted under the symbol “ABQQ” on the OTCPink operated by OTC Markets Group, Inc, an electronic inter-dealer quotation medium for equity securities. We do not currently have an active trading market. There can be no assurance that an active and liquid trading market will develop or, if developed, that it will be sustained.

 

Our securities are very thinly traded. Accordingly, it may be difficult to sell shares of our common stock without significantly depressing the value of the stock. Unless we are successful in developing continued investor interest in our stock, sales of our stock could continue to result in major fluctuations in the price of the stock.

 

Our common stock price may be volatile and could fluctuate widely in price, which could result in substantial losses for investors.

 

The market price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile and could fluctuate widely in price in response to various factors, many of which are beyond our control, including:

 

§technological innovations or new products and services by us or our competitors;
§government regulation of our products and services;
§the establishment of partnerships with other technology companies;
§intellectual property disputes;
§additions or departures of key personnel;
§sales of our common stock;
§our ability to integrate operations, technology, products and services;
§our ability to execute our business plan;
§operating results below expectations;
§loss of any strategic relationship;
§industry developments;
§economic and other external factors; and
§period to period fluctuations in our financial results.

 

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Because we have nominal revenues to date, you should consider any one of these factors to be material. Our stock price may fluctuate widely as a result of any of the above.

 

In addition, the securities markets have from time to time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that are unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. These market fluctuations may also materially and adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

 

As a new investor, you will experience substantial dilution as a result of future equity issuances.

 

In the event we are required to raise additional capital we may do so by selling additional shares of common stock thereby diluting the shares and ownership interests of existing shareholders.

 

Our stock is a penny stock. Trading of our stock may be restricted by the SEC’s penny stock regulations and FINRA’s sales practice requirements, which may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

Our stock is a penny stock. The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted Rule 15g-9 which generally defines “penny stock” to be any equity security that has a market price (as defined) less than $5.00 per share or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. Our securities are covered by the penny stock rules, which impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell to persons other than established customers and “accredited investors”. The term “accredited investor” refers generally to institutions with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with their spouse. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from the rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document in a form prepared by the SEC which provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. The bid and offer quotations, and the broker-dealer and salesperson compensation information, must be given to the customer orally or in writing prior to effecting the transaction and must be given to the customer in writing before or with the customer’s confirmation. In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from these rules, the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in the secondary market for the stock that is subject to these penny stock rules. Consequently, these penny stock rules may affect the ability of broker-dealers to trade our securities. We believe that the penny stock rules discourage investor interest in, and limit the marketability of, our common stock.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority believes that there is a high probability that speculative low-priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’ requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit your ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

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Rule 144 sales in the future may have a depressive effect on our stock price as an increase in supply of shares for sale, with no corresponding increase in demand will cause prices to fall.

 

All of the outstanding shares of common stock held by the present officers, directors, and affiliate stockholders are “restricted securities” within the meaning of Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. As restricted shares, these shares may be resold only pursuant to an effective registration statement or under the requirements of Rule 144 or other applicable exemptions from registration under the Act and as required under applicable state securities laws. Rule 144 provides in essence that a person who is an affiliate or officer or director who has held restricted securities for six months may, under certain conditions, sell every three months, in brokerage transactions, a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of 1.0% of a company’s outstanding common stock. There is no limit on the amount of restricted securities that may be sold by a non-affiliate after the owner has held the restricted securities for a period of six months if the company is a current reporting company under the 1934 Act. A sale under Rule 144 or under any other exemption from the Act, if available, or pursuant to subsequent registration of shares of common stock of present stockholders, may have a depressive effect upon the price of the common stock in any market that may develop.

 

FINRA sales practice requirements may also limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock.

 

In addition to the “penny stock” rules described above, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer’s financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may limit your ability to buy and sell our stock and have an adverse effect on the market for our shares.

 

We do not intend to pay dividends.

 

We do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. We may not have sufficient funds to legally pay dividends. Even if funds are legally available to pay dividends, we may nevertheless decide in our sole discretion not to pay dividends. The declaration, payment and amount of any future dividends will be made at the discretion of the board of directors, and will depend upon, among other things, the results of our operations, cash flows and financial condition, operating and capital requirements, and other factors our board of directors may consider relevant. There is no assurance that we will pay any dividends in the future, and, if dividends are rapid, there is no assurance with respect to the amount of any such dividend.

 

We have the right to issue additional common stock and preferred stock without consent of shareholders. This would have the effect of diluting investors’ ownership and could decrease the value of their investment  

 

We are authorized to issue up to 10,000,000,000 shares of common stock, of which there were 609,811,480 shares issued and outstanding as of November 28, 2022. In addition, our articles of incorporation authorizes the issuance of up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, the rights, preferences, designations and limitations of which may be set by the Board of Directors. We have designated and authorized, one 100,000 share of Series A Preferred Stock, 20,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, 1,000,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, and 5,075 shares of Series D Preferred Stock. As of November 28, 2022, there were issued and outstanding (i) 100,000 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock, (ii) 20,000 shares of our Series B Preferred Stock, (iii) 330,050 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock, and (iv) 0 shares of our Series D Convertible Preferred Stock.

 

The shares of authorized but undesignated preferred stock may be issued upon filing of an amended certificate of incorporation and the payment of required fees; no further shareholder action is required. If issued, the rights, preferences, designations and limitations of such preferred stock would be set by our Board and could operate to the disadvantage of the outstanding common stock. Such terms could include, among others, preferences as to dividends and distributions on liquidation. We have designated four series of preferred stock, four of which have shares issued and outstanding.

 

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Item 2. Properties 

 

We do not own any real estate or other properties. Our headquarters is located at 48 Wall Street, Suite 1009, New York, NY 10005. This lease started on September 1st, 2020. The rental expense for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021 was $20,400 and $20,400, respectively.

 

The Company leased certain office space in Hong Kong from Zestv Studios Limited, a Hong Kong entity 100% owned by the Chief Executive Officer Chiyuan Deng, under operating lease for three years from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022 with annual rental of $66,048 (HKD 516,000). On May 1, 2022, the Company signed a new operating lease agreement with Zestv Studios Limited to lease its Hong Kong office premise for two years from May 1, 2022 to April 2024 with annual rental of $66,048 (HKD 516,000).

 

The Company also leased an office space in Singapore under operating lease from April 13, 2021 to March 31, 2022 with monthly rental of $716 (SGD 974).

 

On October 21, 2021, the Company signed a lease agreement to lease “the Mt. Kisco Theatre”, a movie theater, for five years plus the free rent period which commences four months from the lease commencement date. The theatre consists of approximately 8,375 square feet, and the total monthly rent is $14,366 for the first year, including real estate related taxes and landlord’s insurance.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

 

We are not a party to any pending legal proceeding. We are not aware of any pending legal proceeding to which any of our officers, directors, or any beneficial holders of 5% or more of our voting securities are adverse to us or have a material interest adverse to us. 

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Market Information

 

Our common stock is quoted under the symbol “ABQQ” on the OTC Pink operated by OTC Markets Group, Inc. 

 

There is currently no active trading market for our securities. There is no assurance that a regular trading market will develop, or if developed, that it will be sustained. Therefore, a shareholder may be unable to resell his securities in our company.

 

Penny Stock

 

The Securities Exchange Commission has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the NASDAQ system, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or system.  The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the Commission, that: (a) contains a description of the nature and level of risk in the market for penny stocks in both public offerings and secondary trading;(b) contains a description of the broker's or dealer's duties to the customer and of the rights and remedies available to the customer with respect to a violation to such duties or other requirements of Securities' laws; (c) contains a brief, clear, narrative description of a dealer market, including bid and ask prices for penny stocks and the significance of the spread between the bid and ask  price;(d) contains a toll-free telephone number for inquiries on disciplinary actions;(e) defines significant terms in the disclosure document or in the conduct of trading in penny stocks; and;(f) contains such other information and is in such form, including language, type, size and format, as the Commission shall require by rule or regulation.

 

The broker-dealer also must provide, prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock, the customer with; (a) bid and offer quotations for the penny stock;(b) the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction;(c) the number of shares to which such bid and ask prices apply, or other comparable information relating to the depth and liquidity of the market for such stock; and (d) a monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account.

 

In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a written suitability statement.

 

These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock if it becomes subject to these penny stock rules. Therefore, because our common stock is subject to the penny stock rules, stockholders may have difficulty selling those securities.

 

Holders of Our Common Stock  

 

As of August 31, 2022, we had 384,512,583 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding, held by approximately 539 shareholders of record, with others holding shares in street name.

 

Dividends

 

We have never paid cash dividends on our common stock and do not anticipate paying cash dividends in the foreseeable future. The payment of cash dividends on our common stock will depend on earnings, financial condition and other business and economic factors at such time as the board of directors may consider relevant. If we do not pay cash dividends, our common stock may be less valuable because a return on your investment will only occur if its stock price appreciates.

 

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Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

We have no equity compensation plans.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

The Company had the following equity activities during the year ended August 31, 2022:

 

Common shares

 

  The Company issued 2,500,000 and 3,000,000 shares of put shares to Peak One for cash at $0.02288, and $0.02719, respectively, per share during Q1 2022.
  The Company issued 1,800,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.01548 per share, and 3,000,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.01716 per share, and 2,300,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.01729 per share, and 2,300,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.0110 per share to Peak One during Q2 2022.
  As stock-based compensation for annual bonus for calendar year of 2021, the Company issued 5,000,000 shares restricted common stock to the Chief Investment Officer and 10,000,000 shares restricted common stock to the Chief Executive Officer all at market price $0.0138 per share Q2 2022.
  The Company issued 30,000,000 shares of restricted stock at market price $0.0138 per share to seven consultants for 6 months to 18 months consulting services of movies and NFT related business in Q2 2022.
  The Company issued total 85,715,176 of common shares from preferred shares series C conversion during the year.
  The Company issued total 12,307,672 of common shares from preferred shares series D conversion during the year.

 

Common stock purchase agreement

 

On August 2, 2022, the Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Alumni Capital LP, a Delaware limited partnership. Pursuant to the agreement, Alumni Capital LP shall purchase $1.0 million of common stocks after a Registration Statement is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The purchase price is number of common stocks in a Purchase Notice issued by the Company multiplied by 75% of the lowest traded price of the Common Stock five Business Days prior to the Closing, which is no later than five business days after the Purchase Notice Date.

 

The Company will use the proceeds from the sale of the common stocks for general corporate and working capital purposes and acquisitions or assets, businesses or operations or for other purposes that the Board of Directors, in good faith deem to be in the best interest of the Company. The registration of these securities was effective on September 13, 2022.

 

Preferred shares

 

On September 3, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby the investor purchased from the Company 234,300 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $203,500. The closing occurred on September 3, 2021. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $184,000.

 

On October 21, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby investor purchased from the Company 98,325 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $85,450. The closing occurred on October 21, 2021. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $75,390.

 

During the quarter ended November 30, 2021, the Company issued 153 shares of series D preferred stock to an investor for the purchase price of $153,000. After the payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the issuance of the Series D Preferred Stock was $140,760.

 

On December 9, 2021, the Company issued 34 shares of series D preferred stock to an investor for the purchase price of $34,000. After the payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the issuance of the Series D Preferred Stock was $31,280.

 

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On January 21, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby investor purchased from the Company 89,490 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $78,035. The closing occurred on January 21, 2022. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $68,535.

 

On March 16, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby investor purchased from the Company 96,075 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $83,500. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $73,600.

 

On June 1, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby investor purchased from the Company 147,775 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $128,500. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $115,000.

 

On July 19, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with an accredited investor, whereby investor purchased from the Company 92,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company for a purchase price of $80,000. After payment of transaction-related expenses, net proceeds to the Company from the sale and issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock totaled $70,380.

 

The Company also recorded a penalty expense of $141,945 which was in connection with the conversion of Series C preferred stocks due to the fact that the Company was late filing the Form 10-Q for the period ended February 28, 2022.

 

The Company had the following equity activities during the year ended August 31, 2021:

 

Common shares

 

  The Company issued 19,000,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.0140 per share and 4,000,000 shares of common stock for cash at $0.0715 per share.
  The Company issued 25,406,238 shares of common stock from note conversion. Refer to Note 9 for further details.
  The Company issued 56,407,922 shares of common stock from warrant exercises. Refer to Note 10 for further details.
  261,111 shares of common stock returned to the Company due to officer resignations.
  The Company issued 31,646,633 shares of put shares for cash at $0.015312, $0.014256, $0.01452, $0.077528, $0.09856, $0.11, $0.0715, $0.0563, $0.0528, $0.04875, $0.05764, and $0.0344 per share.
  As stock-based compensation the Company issued 500,000 shares to the Chief Investment Offer and 1,000,000 shares to the Chief Executive Officer.
  The Company issued 24,528,637 of common shares from preferred shares series C & D conversion.
  The Company issued 17,700,000 shares of stock for consulting services.

 

Preferred shares

 

The Company authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred shares with a par value $0.001. During the year ended August 31, 2021, the Company issued 100,000 shares of Series A Preferred shares at par value $0.001, and 20,000 shares of Series B Preferred shares at $16 per share, 280,025 shares of Series C Preferred shares and its dividend shares were converted to 7,140,360 common shares in August, 2021, and 798 shares of Series D Preferred shares were converted to 17,388,277 common shares in August, 2021.

 

Based upon the Series C Preferred Share purchase agreement, each share of Series C Preferred Stock carries an annual dividend in the amount of 12.0% of the Stated Value (the “Dividend Rate”). Which shall be cumulative, payable solely upon redemption, liquidation or conversion. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Dividend Rate shall automatically increase to 22.0%. As of August 31, 2021, the Company has dividend expense of $16,801 and dividend payable of $0 on Series C Preferred Shares.

 

Based upon the Series D Preferred Share purchase agreement, each share of Series D Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, and the Corporation shall pay, cumulative dividends of 8.0% per annum, payable quarterly, beginning on the Original Issuance Date and ending on the date that such share of Preferred Share has been converted or redeemed (the “Dividend End Date”). As of August 31, 2021, the Company has dividend expense of $9,034 and dividend payable of $1,834 on Series D Preferred Shares and included in the accrued liabilities in the balance sheet.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data

 

A smaller reporting company is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives, and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believes,” “project,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “strategy,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are including this statement for purposes of complying with those safe-harbor provisions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Our ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects on a consolidated basis include, but are not limited to: changes in economic conditions, legislative/regulatory changes, availability of capital, interest rates, competition, and generally accepted accounting principles. These risks and uncertainties should also be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Further information concerning our business, including additional factors that could materially affect our financial results, is included herein and in our other filings with the SEC.

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenues 

 

Our total revenue for the year ended August 31, 2022 was $2,928,000, as compared with the revenue of $115,091 for the year ended August 31, 2021.

 

The significant increase in revenue for the year ended August 31, 2022 was mainly attributable to revenue from the sale of mainland China copyright and broadcast rights for a number of movies to third parties and a related party owned by our officer and director, Mr. Chiyuan Deng, as well as license fee income in connection with the license of our NFT MMM platform to a third party. For the same period last year in 2021 , we had to shutdown of the performance matching platform (Ai Bian Quan Qiu). Since no large social gathering was allowed as a result of COVID-19, there has been no revenue generated from the performance matching platform (Ai Bian Quan Qiu) since the end of January, 2020.   Our revenue in 2021 was mainly attributable to patent sublicensing.     

Our cost of revenues was $3,221,789 for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared with $1,494,328 for the year ended August 31, 2021. The increase in cost of revenues was mainly due to the result of amortizing movie copyrights and broadcast rights as a result of the Company obtaining more movie copyrights and broadcast rights in fiscal 2022 as compared to fiscal 2021.

 

As a result, we had a gross loss of $293,789 for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared with a gross loss of $1,379,237 for the year ended August 31, 2021. The negative gross profits for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021 were attributable to the amortization of movie broadcast rights exceeded the revenue from the copyright sales of films and patent sublicensing, respectively.

 

We expect to generate increased revenue in the future by selling movie and TV drama copyrights and broadcast rights, achieving enough customers to start subscriptions for ABQQ.tv and generating movie tickets and related revenues from our Mt. Kisco movie theatre in New York. We also hope to generate more license revenue from our NFT MMM platform.

 

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Operating Expenses 

 

Operating expenses was $1,737,998 for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared to $1,844,670 for the year ended August 31, 2021.

 

Our operating expenses for year ended August 31, 2022 consisted of general and administrative expenses of $1,190,360 and related party salary and wages of $547,638. In contrast, our operating expenses for the years ended August 31, 2021 consisted of general and administrative expenses of $1,511,333 and related party salary and wages of $333,337.

 

We experienced a decrease in general and administrative expenses in fiscal 2022 as compared to fiscal 2021, mainly as a result of decreased consulting fees and depreciation expense, while salaries, professional fees, travel and entertainment increased in 2022 as compared with 2021.

 

We experienced an increase in related party salary and wages in fiscal 2022 as compared to fiscal 2021. During the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company paid the Chief Executive Offer and Chief Financial Officer total compensation of $393,165 and $270,125, respectively. The Company also paid Chief Investment Officer total compensation of $154,473 and $63,212, respectively, for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021.

 

We anticipate our operating expenses will increase as we undertake our plan of operations, including increased costs associated with marketing, personnel, and other general and administrative expenses, along with increased professional fees associated with SEC and COVID compliance as our business grows more complex and more expensive to maintain. On the COVID front, we expect that restrictions will ease moving forward, but there may still be setbacks as variants to the virus emerge and governments take lockdown measures in response. These and other costs for COVID expenditures may increase our operational costs in fiscal 2023 at various levels of operation.

 

Other Expenses

We had other expenses of $142,184 for the years ended August 31, 2022, as compared with other expenses of $413,702 for the year ended August 31, 2021. Our other expenses for fiscal 2022 was the result of penalty expenses recorded in connection with the conversion of the Company’s Series C preferred stocks due to the fact that the Company was late filing the Form 10-Q for the period ended February 28, 2022. Our other expenses in fiscal 2021 were mainly the result of interest expense and the loss from prepaid convertible notes and warrant exercises.

 

Net Loss

 

We incurred a net loss in the amount of $2,173,971 for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared with a net loss of $3,582,262 for the year ended August 31, 2021. 

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of August 31, 2022, we had $97,258 in current assets consisting of cash and prepaid expenses. Our total current liabilities as of August 31, 2022 were $954,124. As a result, we have a negative working capital of $856,866 as of August 31, 2022 as compared with a negative working capital of $228,669 as of August 31, 2021.

 

Operating activities used $1,500,168 in cash for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared with $5,143,038 used in cash for the year ended August 31, 2021.

 

Our negative operating cash flow in fiscal 2022 was mainly the result of our net loss for the year combined with the purchase and deposit for acquiring movie and TV series copyrights and broadcast rights, and the decrease of related party payable balance, offset by the amortization of intangible assets, and increased account payable and accrued liabilities.

 

Our negative operating cash flow in fiscal 2021 was mainly the result of our net loss for the year combined with changes in purchase deposit, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, purchase of movie and TV series broadcast right and copyright, and offset by related party payable.

 

We had no investing activities for the year ended August 31, 2022. We used $5,000 in cash in investing activities for the year ended August 31, 2021.

 

Financing activities provided $1,452,138 for the year ended August 31, 2022, as compared with $2,825,230 provided by financing activities for the year ended August 31, 2021. Our positive financing cash flow in fiscal 2022 was the result of proceeds from issuance of our common stock and preferred stock and from increase of due to stockholders. Our positive financing cash flow in fiscal 2021 was the result of proceeds from convertible notes and sales of our common stock and preferred stock, offset by payments for warrant termination and prepayments for convertible notes.

 

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Going Concern

 

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the discharge of liabilities in the normal course of business for the foreseeable future. As of August 31, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $8.8 million and a working capital deficit of $856,866. For the year ended August 31, 2022, the Company incurred a net loss of approximately $2.2 million and the net cash used in operations was approximately $1.5 million. Losses have principally occurred as a result of the substantial resources required for general and administrative expenses associated with our operations.

 

Although, the Company generated significant revenue of approximately $2.9 million as the result of selling the mainland China movie and TV series copyrights and broadcast rights, as well as the licensing fee from the NFTMM platform in fiscal 2022, the future operations of the Company depend on its ability to realize forecasted revenues, achieve profitable operations, and depend on whether or not the Company could obtain the continued financial support from its stockholders or external financing. Management believes the existing stockholders will continue to provide the additional cash to meet the Company’s obligations as they become due. The Company also intends to fund operations through cash flow generated from the operations, including the expected ticket sales from Mt. Kisco movie theatre, equity financing, debt borrowings, and additional equity financing from outside investors, to ensure sufficient working capital. However, no assurance can be given that additional financing, if required, would be available on favorable terms or at all. If we are not able to secure additional funding, the implementation of our business plan will be impaired.

 

These factors, among others, raise the substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continued as a going concern. The 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.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of August 31, 2022, there were no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

In December 2001, the SEC requested that all registrants list their most “critical accounting polices” in the Management Discussion and Analysis. The SEC indicated that a “critical accounting policy” is one which is both important to the portrayal of a company’s financial condition and results, and requires management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain.

 

Our critical accounting policies are set forth in Note 2 to the financial statements.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

We do not expect the adoption of recently issued accounting pronouncements to have a significant impact on our results of operations, financial position or cash flow.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

A smaller reporting company is not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Index to Financial Statements

 

F-1 Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms
F-3 Consolidated Balance Sheets as of August 31, 2022 and 2021;
F-4 Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021;
F-5 Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021;
F-6 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021;
F-7 - F-37 Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
   

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of

AB International Group Corp.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of AB International Group Corp. (the “Company”) as of August 31, 2022, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for year ended August 31, 2022, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of August 31, 2022, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year ended August 31, 2022, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As described in Note 3 to the financial statements, as of August 31, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $8.8 million and a working capital deficit of $856,866. For the year ended August 31, 2022, the Company incurred a net loss of approximately $2.2 million and the net cash used in operations was approximately $1.5 million. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regard to these matters are described in Note 3 to the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

Critical Audit Matters

 

The critical audit matters are matters arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that were communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relate to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective or complex judgments. We determined that there are no critical audit matters for current period.

 

 

/s/ Prager Metis CPAs, LLC

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2022

 

Hackensack, New Jersey

December 8, 2022

PCAOB ID Number 273

 

 F-1 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of AB International Group Corp.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of AB International Group Corp. (the “Company”) as of August 31, 2021, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statements"). In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of AB International Group Corp. as of August 31, 2021, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As disclosed in the financial statements, the Company has limited operations and it has yet to attain profitability, has negative working capital, has an accumulated deficit at August 31, 2021, and is dependent on debt and equity financing to fund its operations, all of which raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans regarding these matters are disclosed in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

 

 

 

Critical Audit Matter

 

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relate to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgements. The communication of critical audit matter does not alter in any way our opinion on the financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which they relate.

 

Intangible Assets/Impairments

 

Description of the Matter

 

As disclosed in Note 2 "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" - Intangible Assets, movie copyrights and broadcast rights are stated at the lower of cost or amortized cost or estimated fair value. Auditing the Company’s impairment evaluation for movie copyrights and broadcast rights is challenging and subjective as the key inputs into the analysis include estimates of future anticipated revenues and box office performance, which may differ from future actual results. These estimates are based in part on the historical performance of similar films, test audience results when available, information regarding competing film releases, and critic reviews.

 

How We Addressed the Matter in Our Audit

 

We obtained an understanding over the Company’s movie copyrights and broadcast rights impairment review process. To test the assessment of movie copyrights and broadcast rights for impairment, we obtained management’s forecasts of revenue and our audit procedures included, among others, checking mathematical accuracy, reviewing and testing the completeness and accuracy of any underlying data as well as the significant assumptions mentioned above.

 

/s/ Rotenberg Meril Solomon Bertiger & Guttilla, P.C.

We have served as the Company's auditor since 2021 Saddle Brook, New Jersey

January 11, 2022

 

 F-2 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   August 31,  August 31,
   2022  2021
       
 ASSETS          
 Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $84,223   $132,253 
Prepaid expenses   13,035    13,566 
Related party receivable         1,439 
Subscription receivable         87,239 
Purchase deposit for intangible assets, current portion         644,785 
Total Current Assets   97,258    879,282 
           
 Property and equipment, net   12,695    53,705 
 Right of use operating lease assets, net   1,004,018    47,827 
 Intangible assets, net   3,798,282    3,998,805 
 Purchase deposits for intangible assets, non-current   881,724    761,600 
 Security deposit   45,240    16,508 
 TOTAL ASSETS  $5,839,217   $5,757,727 
           
 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
 Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $293,786   $122,110 
Related party payable   15,127    933,434 
Current portion of obligations under operating leases   229,813    48,226 
Due to stockholders   377,398    2,347 
Deferred revenue   38,000       
Dividend payable         1,834 
 Total Current Liabilities   954,124    1,107,951 
           
 Obligations under operating leases, non-current   863,145       
 Total Liabilities   1,817,269    1,107,951 
           
 Stockholders’ Equity          
 Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 preferred shares authorized;            
   Series A preferred stock, 100,000 and 100,000 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively   100    100 
  Series B preferred stock, 20,000 and 20,000 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively   20    20 
  Series C preferred stock, 335,850 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 31, 2022 and August 31, 2021, respectively   336       
  Series D preferred stock, 0 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively            
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000,000 shares authorized; 384,512,583 and 226,589,735 shares issued and outstanding, as of August 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively   384,512    226,590 
 Additional paid-in capital   12,636,838    11,009,517 
 Accumulated deficit   (8,789,901)   (6,578,978)
 Unearned stock compensation   (209,957)   (7,473)
 Total Stockholders’ Equity   4,021,948    4,649,776 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $5,839,217   $5,757,727 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

  

 F-3 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

Consolidated Statements of Operations 

                 
    Years ended  
    August 31,  
    2022   2021  
           
Revenue   $ 2,928,000     $ 115,091  
Cost of revenue     (3,221,789 )     (1,494,328 )
Gross Loss     (293,789     (1,379,237 )
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES                
General and administrative expenses     (1,190,360 )     (1,511,333 )
Related party salary and wages     (547,638 )     (333,337 )
Total Operating Expenses     (1,737,998 )     (1,844,670 )
                 
Loss From Operations     (2,031,787 )     (3,223,907 )
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)                
Rent income           1,920  
Interest expense, net     (239 )     (156,815 )
Penalty expenses     (141,945 )      
Gain from change in fair value           64,584  
Loss from lease termination           (3,251 )
Loss from prepaid convertible note           (232,797 )
Loss from warrant termination           (12,343 )
Loss from warrant exercise           (75,000 )
Total Other Expenses     (142,184 )     (413,702 )
                 
Loss Before Income Tax Benefit     (2,173,971 )      (3,637,609 )
                 
Income tax benefit           55,347  
NET LOSS   $ (2,173,971 )   $ (3,582,262 )
Preferred shares dividend expense       (36,952 )     (25,835 )
                 
NET LOSS AVAILABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS   $ (2,210,923 )   $ (3,608,097 )
                 
NET LOSS PER SHARE: BASIC   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )
NET LOSS PER SHARE: DILUTED   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING: BASIC     290,712,023       194,571,251  
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING: DILUTED     290,712,023       194,571,251

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

  

 F-4 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity

                                                               
      Common Stock       Preferred Stock                                
      Number of Shares       Amount       Number of Shares       Amount       Additional Paid-in Capital       Accumulated Deficit       Unearned Stock Compensation       Total Equity
                                                               
Balance - August 31,  2020   46,661,417   $46,661         $     $7,271,983   $(2,970,880)  $(391,667)  $3,956,097
                                        
Common shares issued for cash   23,000,000    23,000                529,000                552,000
Common shares issued from note conversions   25,406,238    25,406                158,347                183,753
Common shares issued from warrant exercises   56,407,922    56,408                81,358                137,766
Common shares returned due to officer resignations   (261,111)   (261)               (391,405)         391,667     
Put Shares issued for cash   31,646,633    31,647                1,662,904                1,694,551
Common shares issued to officers for services   1,500,000    1,500                43,500          (7,473)   37,527
Common shares issued for consulting services   17,700,000    17,700                513,300                531,000
Preferred shares series A issuance               100,000    100                      100
Preferred shares series B issuance               20,000    20    319,980                320,000
Preferred shares series C issuance               280,025    280    243,220                243,500
Preferred shares series D issuance               798    1    722,999                723,000
Preferred shares series C dividend shares               19,322    19    16,782               16,802
Preferred shares series D dividend shares               6    0    7,200                7,200
Preferred shares and dividend shares converted into common shares   24,528,637    24,529    (300,151)   (300)   (24,228)                 
Termination of issued warrants                           (145,423)               (145,423)
Net loss                                 (3,608,097)         (3,608,097)
Balance - August 31,  2021   226,589,735   $226,590    120,000   $120   $11,009,517   $(6,578,978)  $(7,473)  $4,649,776
                                                               
Put Shares issued for cash     14,900,000       14,900                         216,002                         230,902
Common shares issued to officers for services     45,000,000       45,000                         576,000                (202,484)       418,516
Preferred shares series C issuance                       757,965       758       586,148                         586,906
Preferred shares series C converted into common shares     85,715,176       85,715       (422,115 )     (422 )     (85,293 )                
Penalty and dividend in connection with Preferred shares series C                             174,731                      174,731
Preferred shares series D issuance                       187             172,040                         172,040
Preferred shares series D and dividend shares converted into common shares     12,307,672       12,307       (187 )           (12,307 )                
Net loss                                                  (2,210,923 )              (2,210,923)
Balance - August 31, 2022     384,512,583     $ 384,512       455,850     $ 456     $ 12,636,838     $ (8,789,901 )   $ (209,957 )   $ 4,021,948

  

  The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 F-5 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

                 
   Years Ended
   August 31,
   2022  2021
       
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net loss  $(2,210,923)  $(3,608,097)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash from operating activities:          
Executive salaries and consulting fees paid in stock   418,516    568,627 
Depreciation of fixed asset   41,010    53,048 
Amortization of intangible asset   3,221,789    1,468,728 
Gain from change in fair value of derivatives         (64,584)
Loss from lease termination         3,251 
Loss from warrant termination         12,343 
Loss from warrant exercise         75,000 
Loss from prepaid convertible notes         232,797 
Non-cash interest for convertible notes         156,822 
Non-cash note conversion fees         8,750 
Non-cash penalty and dividend expense for preferred shares   172,897    25,835 
Non-cash lease expense   88,541    1,590 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable         137,700 
Interest receivable         26,240 
Related party receivable   1,439    86,142 
Purchase deposit         (644,785)
Prepaid expenses   531    (2,542)
Rent security & electricity deposit   (28,732)   1,920 
Purchase of movie and TV series broadcast right and copyright   (2,496,605)   (4,312,053)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   171,676    (240,950)
Related party payable   (918,307)   927,930 
Tax payable         (56,750)
Deferred revenue   38,000       
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,500,168)   (5,143,038)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Purchase of property and equipment         (5,000)
Net cash used in investing activities         (5,000)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes         233,017 
Proceeds from common stock issuances   318,141    2,220,812 
Proceeds from preferred share B issuances         320,000 
Proceeds from preferred share C issuances   586,906    243,500 
Proceeds from preferred share D issuances   172,040    723,000 
Payments for warrant termination         (95,000)
Prepayments of convertible notes         (821,970)
Due to shareholders   375,051    1,871 
Net cash provided by financing activities   1,452,138    2,825,230 
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (48,030)   (2,322,808)
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of the year   132,253    2,455,061 
Cash and cash equivalents – end of the year  $84,223   $132,253 
           
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures          
Cash paid for interest  $239   $   
Cash paid for income taxes  $     $   
           
Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:          
Cashless warrant exercises  $     $137,766 
Convertible notes converted to common shares  $     $(183,752)
Transfer from purchase deposit to intangible assets  $1,406,385   $   
Additions to ROU assets  $1,207,789   $27,421 
Common shares returned due to officer resignations  $     $(391,667)
Preferred shares series C dividend paid in shares  $     $16,802 
Preferred shares series D dividend paid in shares  $     $7,200 
Preferred shares and dividend shares converted into common shares  $     $990,502 

   

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

 F-6 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

AB International Group Corp. (the “Company”, “we” or “us”) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on July 29, 2013. The Company is an Intellectual Property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company is primarily engaged in the acquisition and distribution of movies, TV shows and music. On December 15, 2014, the Company incorporated APP Board Limited in Hong Kong, with its operation focusing primarily on acquisition and distribution movies and TV Shows.

 

On April 22, 2020, the Company announced the first phase development of its video streaming service. The online service will be marketed and distributed in the world under the brand name ABQQ.tv. The Company's professional team are sourcing such dramas and films to provide video streaming service on the ABQQ.tv. The video streaming website www.ABQQ.tv was officially launched on December 29, 2020. The Company will continue marketing and promoting the ABQQ.tv website through GoogleAds and acquire additional broadcast rights for movies and TV series, and plan to charge subscription fees once the Company has obtained at least 200 broadcast rights of movie and TV series.

 

On April 27, 2022, the Company purchased a unique Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”) movie and music marketplace, named as the NFT MMM from Stareastnet Portal Limited, an unrelated party, which including an APP “NFTMMM” on Google Play, and full right to the website: stareastnet.io. NFTs are digital assets with a unique identifier that is stored on a blockchain, and NFTs are tradable rights of digital assets (pictures, music, films, and virtual creations) where ownership is recorded in blockchain smart contracts. The Company has licensed NFT MMM platform to a third party for the operation and obtained license fee starting for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.

 

On May 5, 2022, the Company incorporated AB Cinemas NY, Inc. in New York, NY, for the purpose of operating Mt. Kisco Theatre located at 144 Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY. The Company intends to use this theatre with a total of 5 screens and 466 seats for screening films. This is the Company’s first cinema in the United States and movie theater will become a new business line of the Company. The theatre has started the operation since October 2022. After a rough two years for movie theatres due to the pandemic, movie theaters are starting to show signs of life again. The Company is intending to shift the business strategy from online only to the combination of online and offline business. The Company expects to generate considerable revenue from its movie theater business line in the following years.

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and have been consistently applied.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The financial statements have been prepared on a consolidated basis, with the Company’s fully owned subsidiary App Board Limited and AB Cinemas NY, Inc. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

 F-7 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Foreign Currency Transactions

 

The financial risk arises from the fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and the degrees of volatility in these rates. Currently the Company does not use derivative instruments to reduce its exposure to foreign currency risk. Gains and losses from transactions of foreign currency into U.S. dollars are included in current results of operations.

 

Prepayments

 

Prepayments primarily consist of OTC market annual fee and payments made to acquire the copyrights and distribution rights of movies, TV shows and music, etc. Prepayments are classified as either current or non-current based on the nature and the terms of the respective agreements. These prepayments are unsecured and are reviewed periodically to determine whether their carrying value has become impaired. The allowance is also based on management’s best estimate of specific losses on individual exposures, as well as a provision on historical trends of collections and utilizations. Actual amounts received or utilized may differ from management’s estimate of credit worthiness and the economic environment. Prepayments are written off against the allowances only after exhaustive collection efforts. No allowance was recorded for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021.

 

Property and Equipment, net

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Leasehold improvement is related to the enhancements paid by the Company to leased offices. Leasehold improvement represents capital expenditures for direct costs of renovation or acquisition and design fees incurred. The amortization of leasehold improvements commences once the renovation is completed and ready for the Company’s intended use.

 

The straight-line depreciation method is used to compute depreciation over the estimated useful lives of the assets, as follows:

 

   Estimated Useful Life
Furniture  7 years
Appliances  5 years
Leasehold improvement Lesser of useful life and lease term

 

Expenditures for maintenance and repairs, which do not materially extend the useful lives of the assets, are charged to expense as incurred. Expenditures for major renewals and betterments that substantially extend the useful life of assets are capitalized. The cost and related accumulated depreciation of assets retired or sold are removed from the respective accounts, and any gain or loss is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations in other income or expenses.

 

Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets are recorded at the lower of cost or amortized cost or estimated fair value and amortized as follows:

 

  Movie copyrights and broadcast rights: straight-line method over the estimated life of the asset, which has been determined by management to be 2 years
  Patent: straight-line method over the term of 5 years based on the patent license agreement 
  NFT MMM platform: straight-line method over the estimated life of the asset, which has been determined by management to be 2 years

 

Amortized costs of the intangible asset are recorded as cost of sales, as the intangible assets are directly related to generation of revenues in the Company.

 

 F-8 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Lease property under operating lease

 

The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02—Leases (Topic 842) since June 1, 2019, using a modified retrospective transition method permitted under ASU No. 2018-11. This transition approach provides a method for recording existing leases only at the date of adoption and does not require previously reported balances to be adjusted. In addition, the Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which among other things, allowed us to carry forward the historical lease classification. Adoption of the new standard resulted in the recording of additional lease assets and lease liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets. The standard did not materially impact the Company’s consolidated net earnings and cash flows.

 

Impairment of Long-lived asset

 

The Company evaluates its long-lived assets or asset group, including intangible assets with indefinite and finite lives, for impairment. Intangible assets with indefinite lives that are not subject to amortization are tested for impairment at least annually or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the assets might be impaired in accordance with ASC 350. Such impairment test compares the fair values of assets with their carrying values with an impairment loss recognized when the carrying values exceed fair values. For long-lived assets and intangible assets with finite lives that are subject to depreciation and amortization are tested for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances (such as a significant adverse change to market conditions that will impact the future use of the assets) indicate that the carrying amount of an asset or a group of long-lived assets may not be recoverable. When these events occur, the Company evaluates impairment by comparing the carrying amount of the assets to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to result from the use of the assets and their eventual disposition. If the sum of the expected undiscounted cash flows is less than the carrying amount of the assets, the Company would recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount of the asset group over its fair value. Impairment losses are included in the general and administrative expense. There was no impairment loss during the year ended August 31, 2022 and 2021.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company adopted ASC Topic 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, using the modified retrospective approach. ASC 606 establishes principles for reporting information about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from the entity’s contracts to provide goods or services to customers. The core principle requires an entity to recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration that it expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services recognized as performance obligations are satisfied.

 

To determine revenue recognition for contracts with customers, the Company performs the following five steps: (i) identify the contract with the customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, including variable consideration to the extent that it is probable that a significant future reversal will not occur, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the respective performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the Company satisfies the performance obligation.

 

The Company derives its revenues primarily from three sources: (1) sub-licensing a patent; (2) selling copyrights of movies or TV shows; (3) licensing NFT MMM platform and providing technical service.

 

Revenue from sub-licensing a patent:

 

The sub-licensing revenue is recognized monthly based upon the number of users who download the APP that utilizes the Company’s patent. In January, 2021, the sublicensing agreement with Anyone Picture was terminated. As such, there has been no revenues generated from sub-licensing since the end of December, 2020. Once the Company finds another company to sublicense the patent, it will generate royalty revenue again.

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Revenue Recognition (continued)

 

Revenue from selling copyrights of movies or TV shows:

 

The Company recognizes revenue when master copy of movie or TV show is delivered, the IP is authorized and transferred to customers. The Company’s contracts with customer are primarily on a fixed-price basis and do not contain cancelable and refund-type provisions.

 

Revenue from licensing NFT MMM platform and providing technical service fee:

 

The Company derives revenue from NFTMM platform license fees, which includes accessing the NFTMM platform and platform data on both app and website. The Company's contract has one year term, and is non-cancelable and non-refundable. In accordance with ASC 606, a 'right to access' license is recognized over the license period. Initial technical service fee comprises of installation, implementation and necessary training required by the customer. These services fees are recognized as the services are delivered at a point in time.

 

Contract Assets and Liabilities

 

Payment terms are established on the Company’s pre-established credit requirements based upon an evaluation of customers’ credit quality. Contact assets are recognized for in related accounts receivable. Contract liabilities are recognized for contracts where payment has been received in advance of delivery. The contract liability balance can vary significantly depending on the timing of when an order is placed and when shipment or delivery occurs.

 

As of August 31, 2022 and 2021, other than deferred revenue, the Company had no material contract assets, contract liabilities or deferred contract costs recorded on its consolidated balance sheets.

 

Disaggregation of Revenues

 

The Company disaggregates its revenue from contracts by product and service types, as the Company believes it best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of the revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. The Company’s disaggregation of revenues for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021 are as follows:

 

   For the year ended
August 31, 2022
  For the year ended 
August 31, 2021
Sub-licensing a patent  $     $115,091 
Selling of copyrights of movies and TV shows   2,806,000       
licensing NFT MMM platform   122,000       
Total revenue  $2,928,000   $115,091 

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements” (ASC 820) and ASC 825, “Financial Instruments” (ASC 825), requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. It establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. It prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:

 

Level 1 – Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 – Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

Level 3 – Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The carrying values of cash, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities approximate fair value due to their short-term nature. The fair values of warrant liabilities and derivative liabilities embedded in convertible notes are determined by level 3 inputs. 

 

Accounting for Derivative Instruments

 

The Company accounts for derivative instruments in accordance with ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging” (ASC 815) and all derivative instruments are reflected as either assets or liabilities at fair value in the balance sheet.

 

The Company uses estimates of fair value to value its derivative instruments. Fair value is defined as the price to sell an asset or transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between willing and able market participants. In general, the Company's policy in estimating fair values is to first look at observable market prices for identical assets and liabilities in active markets, where available. When these are not available, other inputs are used to model fair value such as prices of similar instruments, yield curves, volatilities, prepayment speeds, default rates and credit spreads (including for the Company's liabilities), relying first on observable data from active markets. Additional adjustments may be made for factors including liquidity, credit, bid/offer spreads, etc., depending on current market conditions. Transaction costs are not included in the determination of fair value. When possible, the Company seeks to validate the model's output to market transactions. Depending on the availability of observable inputs and prices, different valuation models could produce materially different fair value estimates. The values presented may not represent future fair values and may not be realizable. The Company categorizes its fair value estimates in accordance with ASC 820 based on the hierarchical framework associated with the three levels of price transparency utilized in measuring financial instruments at fair value as discussed above. Changes in fair value are recognized in the period incurred as either gains or losses.

 

Warrants

 

Warrants are classified as equity and the proceeds from issuing warrants in conjunction with convertible notes are allocated based on the relative fair values of the base instrument of convertible notes and the warrants by following the guidance of ASC 470-20-25-2.

 

Proceeds from the sale of a debt instrument with stock purchase warrants (detachable call options) shall be allocated to the two elements based on the relative fair values of the debt instrument without the warrants and of the warrants themselves at time of issuance. The portion of the proceeds so allocated to the warrants shall be accounted for as paid-in capital. The remainder of the proceeds shall be allocated to the debt instrument portion of the transaction. This usually results in a discount (or, occasionally, a reduced premium), which shall be accounted for as interest expense under Topic 835 Interest.

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for current income taxes in accordance with the laws of the relevant tax authorities. Income taxes are accounted for using the asset and liability approach. Under this approach, income tax expense is recognized for the amount of taxes payable or refundable for the current year. Deferred income taxes assets and liabilities are recognized when temporary differences exist between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period including the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

The Company records uncertain tax positions in accordance with ASC 740 on the basis of a two-step process whereby (1) the Company determines whether it is more likely than not that the tax positions will be sustained on the basis of the technical merits of the position and (2) for those tax positions that meet the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold, the Company recognizes the largest amount of tax benefit that is more than 50 percent likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement with the related tax authority.

 

Basic and Diluted Earning (Loss) Per Share

 

The Company computes earnings per share (“EPS”) in accordance with ASC 260, “Earnings per Share” (“ASC 260”). ASC 260 requires companies with complex capital structures to present basic and diluted EPS. Basic EPS is measured as net income (loss) divided by the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted EPS presents the dilutive effect on a per share basis of potential common shares (e.g., convertible securities, options and warrants) as if they had been converted at the beginning of the periods presented, or issuance date, if later. Potential common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect (i.e., those that increase income per share or decrease loss per share) are excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS.

 

Share-Based Compensation

 

The Company follows the provisions of ASC 718, “Compensation - Stock Compensation,” which establishes the accounting for employee share-based awards. For employee share-based awards, share-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized as expense with graded vesting on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire award.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements 

 

In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-08, “‘Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers” (“ASU 2021-08”). This ASU requires entities to apply Topic 606 to recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities in a business combination. The amendments improve comparability after the business combination by providing consistent recognition and measurement guidance for revenue contracts with customers acquired in a business combination and revenue contracts with customers not acquired in a business combination. The amendments are effective for the Company beginning after December 15, 2023, and are applied prospectively to business combinations that occur after the effective date. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2021-04 to have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

 

The Company does not believe other recently issued but not yet effective accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations and statements of cash flows. 

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 3 – GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the discharge of liabilities in the normal course of business for the foreseeable future.

 

As of August 31, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $8.8 million and a working capital deficit of $856,866. For the year ended August 31, 2022, the Company incurred a net loss of approximately $2.2 million and the net cash used in operations was approximately $1.5 million. Losses have principally occurred as a result of the substantial resources required for general and administrative expenses associated with our operations. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the continued financial support from its stockholders or external financing. Management believes the existing stockholders will provide the additional cash to meet the Company’s obligations as they become due. However, there is no assurance that the Company will be successful in securing sufficient funds to sustain the operations.

 

These factors, among others, raise the substantial doubt regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These 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.

  

NOTE 4 – SUBSCRIPTION RECEIVABLE

 

Subscription receivable is cash not yet collected from the stockholders for issuance of common stock. As of August 31, 2022, the subscription receivable balance was $nil. As of August 31, 2021, the subscription receivable of $87,239 represented the receivable balance from the issuance of 3 million Put shares to Peak One Opportunity Fund LP. The amount was subsequently received on September 4, 2021.

 

NOTE 5 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

The Company capitalized the renovation cost as leasehold improvement and the cost of furniture and appliances as fixed asset. Leasehold improvement relates to renovation and upgrade of the leased office.

 

The depreciation expense was $41,010 and $53,048 for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

   August 31, 2022  August 31, 2021
Leasehold improvement  $146,304   $146,304 
Appliances and furniture   25,974    25,974 
Total cost   172,278    172,278 
Accumulated depreciation   (159,583)   (118,573)
Property and equipment, net  $12,695   $53,705 

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 6 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

As of August 31, 2022 and 2021, the balance of intangible assets are as follows:

 

   August 31, 2022  August 31, 2021
Patent license right  $     $500,000 
Movie copyrights - Love over the world   853,333    853,333 
Sitcom copyrights - Chujian   640,000    640,000 
Movie copyrights - A story as a picture   422,400    422,400 
Movie copyrights - Our treasures   936,960    936,960 
Movie broadcast right- On the way   256,000       
Movie copyrights - Too simple   1,271,265       
Movie copyrights - Confusion   1,024,000       
TV drama copyright - 15 episodes   190,000       
Movie and TV series broadcast rights   2,439,840    2,439,840 
NFT MMM platform   280,000       
Total cost   8,313,798    5,792,533 
Accumulated amortization   (4,515,516)   (1,793,728)
Intangible assets, net  $3,798,282   $3,998,805 

 

Intangible assets include: 1) a patent license right (expired on 6/1/2022) obtained from Guangzhou Shengshituhua Film and Television Company Limited as a worldwide license to a video synthesis and release system for mobile communications equipment; 2) copyrights for the movies and TV drama series; 3) broadcast rights for fifty-nine movie and TV series; and 4) On April 27, 2022, the Company purchased a unique Non-Fungible Token movie and music marketplace, named as the NFT MMM, from Stareastnet Portal Limited, an unrelated party, which including an APP“NFT MMM” on Google Play, and full right to the website: starestnet.io. 

 

In July 2021, the Company acquired a movie copyright of “Too Simple” from Guang Dong Honor Pictures Ltd at a price of $1,271,265. As of August 31, 2021, $644,785 was paid and recorded as purchase deposit for intangible asset. On December 31, 2021, both parties entered into a termination contract to cancel the agreement for a full refund before May 31, 2022. Per further negotiation, on June 23, 2022, both parties agreed to resume the purchase transaction. The Company paid the remaining balance in fiscal 2022 and transferred the balance to intangible asset when it obtained the copyright of the movie. movie.

 

The estimated amortization expense for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021 was $3,221,789 and $1,468,728, respectively. Estimated future amortization expense is as follows:

 

Twelve months ending August 31,  Amortization expense
2023   $2,788,171 
2024    1,010,111 
Total   $3,798,282 

 

On January 24, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyrights and broadcast rights of the movie “Love over the world”, “Our treasures” and “Confusion” to a third party for a price of $1,800,000.

 

On May 2, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyright and broadcast right of the movie “A story as a picture” to a third party for a price of $128,000. The Company remains to have all copyright of outside of mainland China.

 

On May 3, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China broadcast right of the movie “On the Way” to a third party for a price of $128,000. The Company remains to have all copyright of outside of mainland China.

 

On June 23, 2022, the Company sold the mainland China copyright and broadcast right of the movie “Too Simple” to Zestv Studios Limited, a Hong Kong entity 100% owned by the Chief Executive Officer Chiyuan Deng, for a price of $750,000. The Company remains to have all copyright of outside of mainland China.

 

On August 6, 2022, the Company licensed NFT MMM platform to a third party to allow the access of NFTMM platform and platform data on both app and website for one year starting from August 20, 2022 for a monthly license fee of $60,000. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company also charged one time implementation service and consulting fee of $100,000. The Company remains the ownership and copyright of the NFT MMM platform, including the APP “NFT MMM” on Google Play, and the website: starestnet.io. 

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 7 – LEASES

 

On November 22, 2020, the Company closed down a display store and terminated its lease, which has an original term from February 23, 2019 to February 22, 2022, as a result of the COVID-19 impact and uncertainties of the economy in Hong Kong.

 

The Company leased certain office space in Hong Kong from Zestv Studios Limited, a Hong Kong entity 100% owned by the Chief Executive Officer Chiyuan Deng, under operating lease for three years from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022 with annual rental of $66,048 (HKD 516,000). On May 1, 2022, the Company signed a new operating lease agreement with Zestv Studios Limited to lease its Hong Kong office premise for two years from May 1, 2022 to April 2024 with annual rental of $66,048 (HKD 516,000).

 

The Company also leased an office space in Singapore under operating lease from April 13, 2021 to March 31, 2022 with monthly rental of $716 (SGD 974), and an office space at 48 Wall Street, New York, under operating lease for one year from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 with annual rental of $20,400.

 

On October 21, 2021, the Company signed a lease agreement to lease “the Mt. Kisco Theatre”, a movie theater, for five years plus the free rent period which commences four months from the lease commencement date. The theatre consists of approximately 8,375 square feet, and the total monthly rent is $14,366 for the first year, including real estate related taxes and landlord’s insurance. 

 

Total lease expense for the years ended August 31, 2022 and 2021 was $289,411 and $94,570, respectively. All leases are on a fixed payment basis. The Company’s lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. Supplemental balance sheet information related to operating leases was as follows:

 

   August 31, 2022  August 31, 2021
       
Right-of-use assets, net  $1,004,018   $47,827 
           
Operating lease liabilities - current  $229,813   $48,226 
Operating lease liabilities - non-current   863,145       
Total operating lease liabilities  $1,092,958   $48,226 

 

 

The weighted average remaining lease terms was 4.37 years as of August 31, 2022.

 

The following is a schedule of maturities of lease liabilities are as follows:

 

Twelve months ending August 31,   
2023   $238,443 
2024    260,396 
2025    250,555 
2026    255,412 
2027    107,275 
Total future minimum lease payments    1,112,081 
Less: imputed interest    (19,123)
Total   $1,092,958 

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 8 – PURCHASE DEPOSITS FOR INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

The balance of purchase deposits for intangible assets which relates to the acquisition of copyrights and broadcast rights for movies and TV drama was as follows:

 

   August 31, 2022  August 31, 2021
       
Purchase deposit for movie – On the way  $     $256,000 
Purchase deposit for movie – Confusion         505,600 
Purchase deposit for 25-episode TV drama   525,000       
Purchase deposit for five movies   356,724       
Total purchase deposits for intangible assets  $881,724   $761,600 

 

 

  In November 2019, the Company acquired the broadcast right of “On the Way” from All In One Media Ltd for online streaming at a price of $256,000.  The Company recognized the balance as intangible asset in March 2022 when the movie is available for online broadcasting. The Company sold the mainland China copyright and broadcast right of this movie in May 2022 (See Note 6).     

 

  In November 2019, the Company acquired the broadcast right of “Confusion” from All In One Media Ltd for online streaming at a price of $115,200. This broadcast right only allows online streaming outside mainland China. In July 2021, the Company acquired the full movie copyright for both mainland China and overseas with additional cost of $908,800 and the total price is $1,024,000. As of August 31, 2021, $505,600 was paid by the Company. The Company paid the remaining balance and recognized copyright as intangible asset in March 2022 when the movie is available for online broadcasting.

 

  In March 2022, the Company signed a purchase agreement with Anyone Pictures Limited to acquire the copyright to broadcast a 25-episode TV drama series outside of mainland China at a price of $5253,000. The fill episode is expected to deliver to the Company by the end of December 2022.

 

  In March 2022, the Company signed a purchase agreement with All In One Media Ltd to acquire the copyrights and broadcast right for five movies at a price of $1,500,000. These copyrights and broadcast rights allow the Company to broadcast these movies outside the mainland China. As of August 31, 2022, the Company made total payments of $356,724.

 

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES

 

On November 18, 2019, the Company closed a private financing with EMA Financial, LLC (“EMA Financial” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). In connection with the issuance of the Note, the Company granted EMA Financial a five year cashless warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 30,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $12.5 per share. As of November 30, 2020, EMA Financial exercised 100% of the total warrant shares to acquire 45,851,221 common shares through cashless exercises.

 

On December 13, 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Peak One Opportunity Fund, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Peak One” or the “Holder”), pursuant to which we issued and sold to the Peak One a convertible promissory note. The Note has an original principal amount of $235,000, and upon issuance, the Company is expected to receive net proceeds of $211,500 after subtracting an original issue discount of $23,500 per the Note agreement. This Note carries a prorated original issue discount of up to $23,500 (the “OID”), to cover the Holder’s monitoring costs associated with the purchase and sale of the Note, which is included in the principal balance of this Note. Peak One has converted all the convertible notes into 1,096,846 common shares by July 16, 2020. In connection with the issuance of the Note, the Company granted Peak One a five year cashless warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 10,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $10 per share. As of November 30, 2020, Peak One exercised 100% of the total warrant shares to acquire 3,720,326 common shares through cashless exercises.

 

On January 8, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Crown Bridge Partners, LLC, a New York limited company (“Crown Bridge”), pursuant to which the Company issued and sold to Crown a convertible promissory note, dated January 8, 2020, in the principal amount of $121,500. Upon issuance, the Company is expected to receive net proceeds of $109,500 after subtracting an original issue discount of $12,000 per the Note agreement. This Note carries a prorated original issue discount of up to $12,000 (the “OID”), to cover the Holder’s monitoring costs associated with the purchase and sale of the Note, which is included in the principal balance of this Note.  In connection with the issuance of each tranche of the Note, the Company granted Crown Bridge a five year cashless warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 4,680 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $12.5 per share.

 

On December 31, 2019, the Company closed a private financing with Auctus Capital Partners, LLC, (“Auctus” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $75,000 with no original discount upon issuance. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $75,000 and the Holder shall pay $75,000 of the consideration (the “First Tranche”). Out of $75,000 consideration, the Company has received $59,342 cash from Auctus with the remaining $15,658 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is 9 months with the maturity date on September 30, 2020.

 

On February 13, 2020, the Company closed a private financing with East Capital Investment Corporation (“East Capital” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $50,000 with no original discount upon issuance. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $50,000 and the Holder shall pay $50,000 of the consideration (the “First Tranche”). Out of $50,000 consideration, the Company has received $43,492 cash from East Capital with the remaining $6,508 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is 1 year with the maturity date on February 13, 2021.

On February 19, 2020, the Company closed a private financing with Fidelis Capital, LLC, (“Fidelis” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $50,000 with no original discount upon issuance. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $50,000 and the Holder shall pay $50,000 of the consideration (the “First Tranche”). Out of $50,000 consideration, the Company has received $43,487 cash from Fidelis with the remaining $6,513 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is 1 year with the maturity date on February 19, 2021.

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AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (Continued)

 

On March 12, 2020, the Company closed a private financing with Armada Capital Partners, LLC, (“Armada” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $38,500 and an original issue discount of $3,500 per the Note agreement. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $38,500 and the Holder shall pay $35,000 of the consideration (the “First Tranche”). Out of $35,000 consideration, the Company has received $32,992 cash from Armada with the remaining $2,008 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is one year with the maturity date on March 12, 2021. In connection with the issuance of the Armada Note, the Company granted Armada a five year cashless warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 4,200 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $12.50 per share.

 

On July 17, 2020, the Company closed a private financing with EMA Financial, LLC (“EMA Financial” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $50,000, and upon issuance, carries a prorated original issue discount of up to $2,500 (the “OID”), to cover the Holder’s monitoring costs associated with the purchase and sale of the Note, which is included in the principal balance of this Note. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $50,000 and the Holder shall pay $47,500 of the consideration. Out of $47,500 consideration, the Company has received $42,987 cash from EMA Financial with the remaining $4,513 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of the convertible note is one year with the maturity date on July 17, 2021.

 

On July 24, 2020, the Company closed a private financing with Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (“Power up” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $130,000 with no original discount upon issuance. As part of initial closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $130,000 and the Holder shall pay $130,000 of the consideration (the “First Tranche”). Out of $130,000 consideration, the Company has received $116,079 cash from Power up with the remaining $13,921 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is one year with the maturity date on July 24, 2021.

 

On August 18, 2020, the Company closed another private financing with Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (“Power up” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $63,000 with no original discount upon issuance. As part of closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $63,000 and the Holder shall pay $63,000 of the consideration (the “Second Tranche”). Out of $63,000 consideration, the Company has received $54,939 cash from Power up with the remaining $8,061 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees. The term of this convertible note is one year with the maturity date on August 18, 2021.

 

On September 1, 2020, the Company closed another private financing with Jefferson Street Capital LLC, (“Jefferson Street Capital” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $82,500 with $7,500 discount upon issuance.

 

 F-18 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (Continued)

 

As part of closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $82,500 and the Holder shall pay $75,000 of the consideration. Out of $75,000 consideration, the Company has received $68,949 cash from Jefferson Street Capital with the remaining $6,051 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees.

 

The term of this convertible note is 1 year with the maturity date on September 1, 2021. The interest rate of 10.0% per annum. Upon an event of default, the interest rate will be equal to the 22.0% per annum from the due date thereof until the same is paid. The convertible note has prepayment and conversion features. The conversion price shall equal the lower of: (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding 20 trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the Issue Date of this Note (the “Closing Price”) or (ii) 60.0% of the lowest traded price for the common stock on the principal market during the 20 consecutive trading immediately preceding the Conversion Date.

 

On September 1, 2020, the Company closed another private financing with FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC, (“FirstFire Global” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $75,000 with $3,750 discount upon issuance.

 

As part of closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $75,000 and the Holder shall pay $71,250 of the consideration. Out of $71,250 consideration, the Company has received $61,498 cash from FirstFire Global with the remaining $9,752 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees.

 

The term of this convertible note is 9 months with the maturity date on June 1, 2021. The interest rate of 10.0% per annum. Upon an event of default, the interest rate will be equal to the 24.0% per annum from the due date thereof until the same is paid. The convertible note has prepayment and conversion features. The conversion price shall equal the lower of: (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding 20 trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the Issue Date of this Note (the “Closing Price”) or (ii) 60.0% of the lowest traded price for the common stock on the principal market during the 20 consecutive trading immediately preceding the Conversion Date.

 

On October 8, 2020, the Company closed another private financing with Power Up Lending Group Ltd., (“Power up” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $55,000 with no original discount upon issuance.

 

As part of closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $55,000 and the Holder shall pay $55,000 of the consideration. Out of $55,000 consideration, the Company has received $47,579 cash from Power up with the remaining $7,421 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees.

 

The term of this convertible note is 1 year with the maturity date on October 8, 2021. The interest rate of 10.0% per annum. Upon an event of default, the interest rate will be equal to the 22.0% per annum from the due date thereof until the same is paid. The convertible note has prepayment and conversion features. The conversion price shall equal the lower of: (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding 20 trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the Issue Date of this Note (the “Closing Price”) or (ii) 60.0% of the lowest traded price for the common stock on the principal market during the 20 consecutive trading immediately preceding the Conversion Date.

 

On October 9, 2020, the Company closed another private financing with East Capital Investment Corp., (“East Capital” or the “Holder”) by issuing a convertible note (the “Note”). The Note has an original principal amount of $62,700 with no original discount upon issuance.

  

As part of closing the outstanding principal amount shall be $62,700 and the Holder shall pay $62,700 of the consideration. Out of $62,700 consideration, the Company has received $54,992 cash from Power up with the remaining $7,708 spent as legal expense for note issuance and due diligence fees.

 

 F-19 

 

AB INTERNATIONAL GROUP CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 9 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES (Continued)

 

The term of this convertible note is 1 year with the maturity date on October 9, 2021. The interest rate of 10.0% per annum. The convertible note has prepayment and conversion features. The conversion price shall equal the lower of: (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding 20 trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the Issue Date of this Note (the “Closing Price”) or (ii) 60.0% of the lowest traded price for the common stock on the principal market during the 20 consecutive trading immediately preceding the Conversion Date.

 

The below table summarizes all the convertible notes issued during the year ended August 31, 2021.

 

Counterparties   Issuance date  

Maturity

Date

  Principal Amount   Purchase Price   Discount on Note issuance   Note issuance costs   Proceeds Received (USD)
Jefferson Street Capital   September 1,2020   September 1, 2021     82,500       75,000       7,500       6,051       68,949
FirstFire Global   September 1,2020   June 1, 2021     75,000       71,250       3,750       9,752       61,498
Power Up Lending   October 8, 2020   October 8, 2021     55,000       55,000       -        7,421       47,579
East Capital   October 9, 2020   October 9, 2021     62,700       62,700       -        7,708       54,992
            $ 275,200     $ 263,950     $ 11,250     $ 30,932     $