SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
[ X ] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019
[ ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ________ to ________
Commission file number 1-9030
|ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
PO Box 1057 Breckenridge CO 80424
|(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (303) 265-9312
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
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 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. Yes [X] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files). Yes [X] No [ ]
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this form 10-K. [X]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. Large accelerated filer [ ] Accelerated Filer [ ] Non-accelerated filer [ ] Smaller Reporting Company [X] Emerging growth company [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes [ ] No [X]
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: $402,000
Number of shares outstanding of registrant's common stock as of December 26, 2019: 12,185,409
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the United States
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statements that are not historical facts contained in this Form 10-K are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from projected results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: general economic conditions; movements in interest rates; the market price of oil and natural gas; the risks associated with exploration and production; the Company’s ability, or the ability of its operating subsidiary, Altex Oil Corporation (“AOC”), to find, acquire, market, develop, and produce new properties; operating hazards attendant to the oil and natural gas business; uncertainties in the estimation of proved reserves and in the projection of future rates of production and timing of development expenditures; the strength and financial resources of the Company’s competitors; the Company’s ability and AOC’s ability to find and retain skilled personnel; climatic conditions; availability and cost of material and equipment; delays in anticipated start-up dates; environmental risks; the results of financing efforts; and other uncertainties detailed elsewhere herein.
Item 1. Business.
Altex Industries, Inc. (or the "Registrant" or the "Company," each of which terms, when used herein, refer to Altex Industries, Inc. and/or its subsidiary) is a holding company with one full-time employee that was incorporated in Delaware in 1985. Through its operating subsidiary, AOC, the Company currently owns interests, including working interests, in productive onshore oil and gas properties, has bought and sold producing oil and gas properties, and, to a lesser extent, has participated in the drilling of exploratory and development wells, and in recompletions of existing wells.
All of AOC’s interests are in properties operated by others. An interest owner in a property not operated by that interest owner must rely on information regarding the property provided by the operator, even though there can be no assurance that such information is complete, accurate, or current. In addition, an owner of a working interest in a property is potentially responsible for 100% of all liabilities associated with that property, regardless of the size of the working interest actually owned.
The operators of producing properties in which AOC has an interest sell produced oil and gas to refiners, pipeline operators, and processing plants. If a refinery, pipeline, or processing plant that purchases such production were taken out of service, the operator could be forced to halt the production that is purchased by such refinery, pipeline, or plant.
Although many entities produce oil and gas, competitive factors play a material role in AOC's production operations only to the extent that such factors affect demand for and prices of oil and gas and demand for, supply of, and prices of oilfield services. The sale of oil and gas is regulated by Federal, state, and local agencies, and AOC is also subject to Federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the environment. These laws and regulations generally provide for control of pollutants released into the environment and require responsible parties to undertake remediation. AOC regularly assesses its exposure to environmental liability and to reclamation, restoration, and dismantlement expense (“RR&D”), which activities are covered by Federal, state, and local regulation. AOC does not believe that it currently has any material exposure to environmental liability or to RR&D, net of salvage value, although this cannot be assured. (See Management's Discussion and Analysis below.)
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.
Item 2. Properties.
The Company’s estimated reserves at September 30, 2019, are 2,400 barrels of proved, developed oil reserves associated with the Company’s 4.4% override in the Glo Field in Campbell County, Wyoming. The reserve estimate is prepared by the Company’s registered profession petroleum engineer; management supplies the engineer with ownership and revenue data and reviews the reserve estimate for reasonableness. The Company has not reported to, or filed with, any other Federal authority or agency any estimates of total, proved net oil or gas reserves since the beginning of the last fiscal year. At December 26, 2019, the Company owned working interests in 2 gross (0.22 net) productive oil wells (which produce associated natural gas), no wells producing only natural gas, and 203 gross (13 net) developed acres. At December 26 ,2019, the Company did not own a working interest in any undeveloped acreage, and, to the best knowledge of the Company, none of the wells in which the Company owns an interest is a multiple completion. However, certain wells in which the Company owns an interest do produce from multiple zones. The Company did not participate in the drilling of any wells during the year ended September 30, 2017 (“FY17"), the year ended September 30, 2018 (“FY18"), or the year ended September 30, 2019 (“FY19"). At December 26, 2019, the Company was not engaged in any oil and gas operations of material importance. The Company owns very small mineral interests in Utah. All of the Company’s production is located in Utah and Wyoming. For additional information, see Note 7 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements below.
|Net Production||Average Price|
Cost Per Equivalent
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
The Company's common stock is traded on OTC Pink under the symbol "ALTX". The high and low prices for the Company’s common stock for each quarter in the last two fiscal years are listed in the table below.
|Quarter||High Price||Low Price||High Price||Low Price|
At December 26, 2019, there were approximately 3,400 holders of record of the Company's common stock, excluding entities whose stock is held by clearing agencies. The Company has not paid a dividend during the last two fiscal years. The Company has no publicly announced plan or program for the purchase of shares. The Company has no compensation plans (including individual compensation arrangements) under which equity securities of the registrant are authorized for issuance.
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Total number of shares (or units) purchased
Average price paid per share (or unit)
Total number of shares (or units) purchased as part of publicly announced plans or programs
Maximum number (or approximate dollar value) of shares (or units) that may yet be purchased under the plans or programs
|July 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019||--||--||--||--|
|August 1, 2019, through August 31, 2019||--||--||--||--|
|September 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019||76,967||$||0.08||--||--|
The Company has no publicly announced plan or program for the purchase of shares.
Item 6. Selected Financial Data.
Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
In FY19 operating activities provided $5,000 cash, and the Company used $13,000 cash to acquire 166,322 shares of its common stock. In FY18 the Company used $55,000 cash in operating activities and $20,000 cash to acquire 245,900 shares of its common stock. Consequently, cash balances decreased $8,000 and $75,000 in FY19 and FY18, respectively. At September 30, 2019 and 2018, other accrued expenses include $1,024,000 in salary payable to the Company’s president, pursuant to his employment agreement, that the president has elected to defer, as well as $49,000 in related accrued payroll tax.
The Company is likely to experience negative cash flow from operations unless and until the Company invests in interests in producing oil and gas wells or in another venture that produces sufficient cash flow from operations. With the exception of capital expenditures related to production acquisitions or drilling or recompletion activities or an investment in another venture that produces cash flow from operations, none of which are currently planned, the cash flows that could result from such acquisitions, activities, or investments, and the possibility of a material change in the current level of interest rates or of oil and gas prices, the Company knows of no trends or demands, commitments, events or uncertainties that will result in or that are reasonably likely to result in the Company's liquidity increasing or decreasing in any material way. Except for cash generated by the operation of the Company's producing oil and gas properties, asset sales, and interest income, the Company has no internal or external sources of liquidity other than its working capital. At December 26, 2019, the Company had no material commitments for capital expenditures.
The Company regularly assesses its exposure to both environmental liability and RR&D. The Company does not believe that it currently has any material exposure to environmental liability or to RR&D, net of salvage value, although this cannot be assured.
Results of Operations
In FY19 the Company wrote down the carrying value of it oil and gas properties by recognizing an impairment provision of $24,000. Interest income increased from $30,000 in FY18 to $51,000 in FY19 because of higher realized interest rates on cash balances. Included in other income in FY19 was $63,000 in bonus payments for undeveloped acreage leased to third parties.
At the current levels of net oil and gas production, cash balances, interest rates, and oil and gas prices, the Company’s revenue is unlikely to exceed its expenses. Unless and until the Company invests a substantial portion of its cash balances in interests in producing oil and gas wells or in one or more other ventures that produce revenue and net income, the Company is likely to experience net losses. With the exception of unanticipated RR&D, unanticipated environmental expense, and possible changes in interest rates and oil and gas prices, the Company is not aware of any other trends, events, or uncertainties that have had or that are reasonably expected to have a material impact on net sales or revenues or income from continuing operations.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
The consolidated financial statements follow the signature page.
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the Company’s Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management necessarily applied its judgment in assessing the costs and benefits of such controls and procedures which, by their nature, can provide only reasonable assurance regarding management’s control objectives.
As of the end of the period covered by the report, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a‑14. Based upon the foregoing, the Company’s Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in timely alerting them to material information relating to the Company (including its consolidated subsidiary) required to be included in the Company’s Exchange Act reports. There have been no significant changes in the Company’s internal controls or in other factors which could significantly affect internal controls subsequent to the date the Company carried out its evaluation.
Item 9B. Other Information
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance.
Mr. Steven H. Cardin, 69, an economist, formerly with The Conference Board and the consulting firm, National Economics Research Associates, has been Chairman and CEO of the Company for over five years, and a Director since 1984. Mr. Jeffrey S. Chernow, 68, a lawyer, formerly Director of Enforcement in the Division of Securities, State of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General, has been in private practice in Maryland for over five years, and a Director since 1989. Mr. Stephen F. Fante, 63, a CPA, was Chairman and CEO of IMS, which provided computerized accounting systems to the oil and gas industry and was a reseller of microcomputer products to the Fortune 1000, and was Chairman and CEO of Seca Graphics, Inc., which provided design and mapping services and software to the cable television and telecommunications industries. Mr. Fante has been a private investor for the last five years and currently owns and operates CB Paws, which retails high-end accessories for dogs and cats. Mr. Fante has been a Director since 1989.
The Board of Directors has a separately-designated standing Audit Committee which is comprised of Messrs. Fante and Chernow. The Board of Directors has determined that the Company has at least one Audit Committee Financial Expert serving on its Audit Committee: Mr. Fante is an Audit Committee Financial Expert, and he is independent, as that term is defined by NASDAQ.
Messrs. Chernow's, Cardin's, and Fante's terms as Directors continue until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The Company has adopted a code of ethics that applies to its principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions.
Item 11. Executive Compensation.
The following table sets forth the compensation earned by the Company's only executive officer during the last two fiscal years.
Summary Compensation Table
|Name and Principal Position||Year||Salary ($)||Total ($)|
|Steven H. Cardin, CEO||2019||3,000||3,000|
|Steven H. Cardin, CEO||2018||3,000||3,000|
Effective October 1, 2016, the Company renewed its Employment Agreement with Mr. Cardin. The Agreement has an initial term of five years and provides an annual base salary equal to the maximum annual contribution to a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (“FSA”) and an annual bonus of no less than 20% of the Company's earnings before tax, payable, at Mr. Cardin's election, in either cash or common stock of the Company at then fair market value. The Company will match any contribution that Mr. Cardin makes to the Company’s FSA.
The Employment Agreement also provides that, in the event the Company terminates Mr. Cardin's employment by reason of his permanent disability, the Company shall (1) pay Mr. Cardin a total sum, payable in 24 equal monthly installments, equal to 50% of the base salary to which he would have been entitled had he performed his duties for the Company for a period of two years after his termination, less the amount of any disability insurance benefits he receives under policies maintained by the Company for his benefit, and (2) continue to provide Mr. Cardin with all fringe benefits provided to him at the time of his permanent disability for a period of two years following such permanent disability.
The Employment Agreement also provides that, in the event the Company terminates Mr. Cardin's employment in breach of the agreement, or in the event that Mr. Cardin terminates his employment because his circumstances of employment shall have changed subsequent to a change in control, then the Company shall pay Mr. Cardin a lump sum payment equal to the sum of (1) twice Mr. Cardin's base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the termination of his employment, (2) the greater of (a) twice any annual bonus paid to or accrued with respect to Mr. Cardin by the Company during the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year in which his employment shall have been terminated or (b) three times his base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the termination of his employment, and (3) any other compensation owed to Mr. Cardin at the time of his termination. The agreement also provides that the Company will indemnify Mr. Cardin against any special tax that may be imposed on him as a result of any such termination payment made by the Company pursuant to the agreement.
Under the Employment Agreement, a change in control is deemed to occur (1) if there is a change of one-third of the Board of Directors under certain conditions, (2) if there is a sale of all or substantially all of the Company's assets, (3) upon certain mergers or consolidations, (4) under certain circumstances if another person (or persons) acquires 20% or more of the outstanding voting shares of the Company, or (5) if any person except Mr. Cardin shall own or control half of such outstanding voting shares.
Fees Earned or Paid in Cash
|Jeffrey S. Chernow||12,000||12,000|
|Stephen F. Fante||12,000||12,000|
Each Director who is not also an officer of the Company receives $1,000 per month for service as a Director. No additional fees are paid for service on Committees of the Board or for attendance at Board or Committee Meetings.
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
The following table sets forth information concerning each person who, as of December 26, 2019, is known to the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the Company's common stock and information regarding common stock of the Company beneficially owned, as of December 26, 2019, by all Directors and executive officers and by all Directors and executive officers as a group.
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner
Shares of Common Stock
Steven H. Cardin (Director and Executive Officer)
PO Box 1057 Breckenridge CO 80424
|All Directors and Executive Officers as a Group (1 Person)||7,233,866||59.4||%|
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
Messrs. Fante and Chernow are both independent under the NASDAQ independence standards.
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services
Audit Fees. Billed for FY19: $7,500. Billed for FY18: $7,800.
Audit-Related Fees. None.
Tax Fees. None.
All Other Fees. None.
The Company does not engage an accountant to render audit or non‑audit services unless the engagement is explicitly pre-approved by the Company’s Audit Committee. During FY19 and FY18 no Audit-Related Fees, Tax Fees, or Other Fees were billed by the Company’s principal accountant.
|Item 15.||Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules|
|3(i)||Articles of Incorporation - Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit B to August 20, 1985 Proxy Statement|
|3(ii)||Bylaws - Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit C to August 20, 1985 Proxy Statement|
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* Furnished. Not Filed. Not incorporated by reference. Not subject to liability.
Item 16. Form 10-K Summary.
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.
/s/ STEVEN H. CARDIN
By: Steven H. Cardin, CEO
Date: December 26, 2019
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
/s/ STEVEN H. CARDIN
By: Steven H. Cardin, Director, Principal Executive Officer, Princi-pal Financial Officer, and Principal Accounting Officer
Date: December 26, 2019
/s/ STEPHEN F. FANTE
By: Stephen F. Fante, Director
Date: December 26, 2019
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors
Altex Industries, Inc.
Opinion on the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Altex Industries, Inc. (“the Company”), as of September 30, 2019 and 2018 and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholder’s equity and cash flows for the years then ended and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “ financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended September 30, 2019, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
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 misstatements 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.
/S/ Thayer O’Neal Company, LLC
Thayer O’Neal Company, LLC
We have served as the Company's auditor since 2017
Sugar Land, Texas
December 26, 2019
|ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||2,266,000||$||2,274,000|
|Total current assets||2,286,000||2,292,000|
|Property and equipment, at cost|
|Proved oil and gas properties (successful efforts method) (Note 6)||333,000||333,000|
|Less accumulated depreciation, depletion, and valuation provision||(275,000||)||(236,000||)|
|Net property and equipment||58,000||97,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Other accrued expenses - related party||1,081,000||1,080,000|
|Total current liabilities||1,091,000||1,091,000|
|Commitments and Contingencies (Notes 3, 5 and 6)||-||-|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 5,000,000 shares, none issued||-||-|
|Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding, 12,185,409 and 12,351,731, respectively||122,000||124,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||13,798,000||13,809,000|
|Total stockholders' equity||1,253,000||1,298,000|
|Total stockholders' equity and liabilities||$||2,344,000||$||2,389,000|
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
|ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|Years ended September 30|
|Oil and gas sales||$||56,000||$||64,000|
|Costs and expenses|
|General and administrative||161,000||158,000|
|Depreciation, depletion, amortization and valuation provision||39,000||12,000|
|Basic and diluted loss per share||$||(0.00||)||$||(0.01||)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding||12,303,021||12,556,906|
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
|ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Years ended September 30|
|Cash flows used in operating activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities|
|Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and valuation provision||39,000||12,000|
|Increase in other assets||(2,000||)||(1,000||)|
|Increase (decrease) in accounts payable||(1,000||)||7,000|
|Increase in other accrued expenses||1,000||-|
|Net cash used in operating activities||5,000||(55,000||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities||-||-|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Acquisition of treasury stock||(13,000||)||(20,000||)|
|Net cash from financing activities||(13,000||)||(20,000||)|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(8,000||)||(75,000||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||2,274,000||2,349,000|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of year||$||2,266,000||$||2,274,000|
|Noncash Investing and Financing Activities|
|Retirement of treasury stock||$||13,000||$||20,000|
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
|ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC.|
|Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity|
|Common Stock||Additional paid-in||Accumulated||Treasury||Total stockholders'|
|Balance at September 30, 2017||12,597,631||$||126,000||$||13,827,000||$||(12,562,000||)||$||1,391,000|
|Acquisition of treasury stock, 245,900 shares at $0.08 per share||(20,000||)||(20,000||)|
|Retirement of treasury stock||(245,900||)||(2,000||)||(18,000||)||20,000||-|
|Balance at September 30, 2018||12,351,731||124,000||13,809,000||(12,635,000||)||-||1,298,000|
|Acquisition of treasury stock, 166,322 shares at $0.08 per share||(13,000||)||(13,000||)|
|Retirement of treasury stock||(166,322||)||(2,000||)||(11,000||)||13,000||-|
|Balance at September 30, 2019||12,185,409||$||122,000||$||13,798,000||$||(12,667,000||)||$||-||$||1,253,000|
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
ALTEX INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2019 and 2018
Note 1 - Nature of Operations and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.
Nature of Operations: Altex Industries, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, jointly referred to as “the Company,” owns interests, including working interests, in productive oil and gas properties located in Utah and Wyoming. The Company’s revenues are generated from interest income from cash deposits and from sales of oil and gas production. The Company’s operations are significantly affected by changes in interest rates and oil and gas prices.
Principles of Consolidation: The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Altex Industries, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Property and Equipment: The Company follows the successful efforts method of accounting for oil and gas operations, under which exploration costs, including geological and geophysical costs, annual delay rentals, and exploratory dry hole costs, are charged to expense as incurred. Costs to acquire unproved properties, to drill and to equip exploratory wells that find proved reserves, and to drill and to equip development wells are capitalized. Capitalized costs relating to proved oil and gas properties are depleted on the units‑of‑product-ion method based on estimated quantities of proved reserves and estimated RR&D (Note 6). Upon the sale or retirement of property and equipment, the cost thereof and the accumulated depreciation, depletion, and valuation allowance are removed from the accounts, and the resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to operations. Actual RR&D expense in excess of estimated RR&D expense is charged to operations.
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets: The Company assesses long-lived assets for impairment when circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be recoverable. This review compares the asset’s carrying value with management’s best estimate of the asset’s expected future undiscounted cash flows without interest costs. If the expected future cash flows exceed the carrying value, no impairment is recognized. If the carrying value exceeds the expected future cash flows, an impairment equal to the excess of the carrying value over the estimated fair value of the asset is recognized. No such impairment may be restored in the future. The Company’s proved oil and gas properties are assessed for impairment on an individual field basis.
Cash Equivalents and Fair Values of Financial Instruments: For purposes of the statement of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The carrying amount reported on the balance sheet for cash and cash equivalents approximates its fair value.
Income Taxes: The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for deferred income taxes. The asset and liability method requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between financial accounting and tax bases of assets and liabilities. The Company reports uncertainty in income taxes according to GAAP. There was no increase in liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits during the current year. The Company recognizes accrued interest related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in general and administrative expense. There was neither interest nor penalty at September 30, 2019.
Earnings Per Share: Earnings per share of common stock is based upon the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the year.
Concentrations of credit risk: The Company maintains significant amounts of cash and sometimes permits cash balances in national banking institutions to exceed FDIC limits.
Revenue recognition: The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Substantially all of the Company’s revenue is from sales of oil and gas production, interest income, and, occasionally, bonus payments for mineral leases. Revenue from oil and gas production is recognized based on sales date as reported to the Company by the operators of oil and gas production facilities in which the company has an interest. Interest income is recognized when earned. The Company accounts for mineral lease bonus payments in accordance with the guidance set forth in ASC 932, Extractive Activities – Oil and Gas, and it classifies such income as other income. The Company recognizes revenue from mineral lease bonus payments when it has received both an executed agreement and the bonus payment, and the Company has no obligation to refund any portion of the payment. The Company classifies mineral lease bonus payments as other income because the leasing of mineral interests is not a principal business activity of the Company, and material amounts of mineral lease bonus payments do not occur with any regularity.
Revenue and Other Income: Other income is any income the Company receives that is neither oil and gas sales attributable to the current period nor interest income. Other income includes various items of miscellaneous income as well as lease bonus payments.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements:
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-2, Leases (Topic 842), which requires lessees to recognize a lease liability and right-of-use asset for all leases, including operating leases, with a term greater than 12 months on the balance sheet. The provision of ASU 2016-2 also modifies the definition of a lease and outlines the requirements for recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of leasing arrangements by both lessees and lessors. The ASU 2016-2 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company is currently in the process of reviewing this pronouncement to determine the impact on is financial statement as it relates to its operating lease as discussed in Note 5.
Note 2 - Income Taxes. At September 30, 2019, the Company had a depletion carryforward of $860,000 and a net operating loss carryforward ("NOL") of $2,340,000, of which $2,259,000 will expire in the years 2027 through 2037. The approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax assets at September 30, 2019, computed in accordance with the Income Tax Topic (Topic 740) of the Codification, is as follows:
|Deferred Tax Assets||2019||2018|
|Net operating loss carryforward||491,000||490,000|
|Accrued shareholder salary||215,000||215,000|
|Deletion and amortization||6,000||-|
|Total Net Deferred Tax Assets||893,000||886,000|
|Less valuation allowance||(893,000||)||(886,000||)|
|Net Deferred Tax Asset||$||-||-|
A valuation allowance has been provided because of the uncertainty of future realization. Income tax expense is different from amounts computed by applying the statutory Federal income tax rate for the following reasons:
|Tax benefit at 21% of net earnings||$||(7,000||)||(15,000||)|
|Impact of rate change effective January 1, 2018||-||579,000|
|Change in valuation allowance for net deferred tax assets||(7,000||)||(564,000||)|
|Income tax expense||$||-||-|
As of September 30, 2019, the Company has no unrecognized tax benefit as a result of uncertain tax positions. As of September 30, 2019, the Company’s tax years that remain subject to examination are 2016 - 2019 (Federal jurisdiction) and 2015 - 2019 (state jurisdictions).
Note 3 - Related Party Transactions. Effective October 1, 2016, the Company renewed its employment agreement with its president. The agreement has an initial term of five years and provides an annual base salary equal to the maximum annual contribution to a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (“FSA”) and an annual bonus of no less than 20% of the Company's earnings before tax, payable, at the president’s election, in either cash or common stock of the Company at then fair market value. The Company will match any contribution that the president makes to the Company’s FSA. The agreement contains provisions providing for payments to the president in the event of his disability or termination of his employment. At September 30, 2019, other accrued expense includes $1,024,000 in salary payable to the Company’s president that the president has elected to defer.
Note 4 - Major Customers. In 2019 the Company had three customers who individually accounted for 10% or more of the Company's oil and gas sales and who, in aggregate, accounted for 94% of oil and gas sales. In 2019 the three customers individually accounted for 46%, 28% and 20% of oil and gas sales. 2018 the Company had three customers who individually accounted for 10% or more of the Company's oil and gas sales and who, in aggregate, accounted for 94% of oil and gas sales. In 2018 the three customers individually accounted for 37%, 32% and 25% of oil and gas sales.
Note 5 - Leases. The Company rents office space under a short-term lease that the Company may cancel upon 30 days’ notice and the payment of a $4,000 termination fee. If the lease is not canceled, it will terminate on June 30, 2025. The Company incurred rent expense of $25,000 in 2019 and $25,000 in 2018. The landlord may increase annual rent no more than CPI.
Note 6 - Reclamation, Restoration, and Dismantlement (RR&D). The Company accounts for its RR&D costs in accordance with ASC Topic 410 "Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations." ASC 410 addresses obligations associated with the retirement of tangible, long lived assets and the associated asset retirement costs. This statement requires the Company to recognize a liability for the fair value of its plugging and abandonment liability (excluding salvage value) with the associated costs included as part of the Company's oil and gas properties balance. For the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, the plugging and abandonment liability was not material to the financial statements.
Note 7 – Subsequent events. The Company has evaluated all transactions from September 30, 2019 through the financial statement issuance date for subsequent event disclosure consideration and noted no significant subsequent event that needs to be disclosed.
Supplemental Financial Data - Oil and Gas Producing Activities (Unaudited). The Company's operations are confined to the continental United States, and all of the Company's reserves are proved developed. Oil prices used are the average of the NYMEX settlement price for the spot month on the first day of each month of 2019, corrected to received price using a price differential. Income tax expense is not reflected in the tables below because of the anticipated utilization of net operating loss carryforwards and depletion carryforwards. The estimation of reserves is complex and subjective, and reserve estimates tend to fluctuate in light of new production data.
I. Capitalized Costs Relating to Oil and Gas Producing Activities
|Accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization and valuation allowance||(275,000||)|
|Net capitalized cost||$||58,000|
II. Estimated Quantities of Proved Oil and Gas Reserves
|Oil in Barrels|
|Balance at September 30, 2017||3,700|
|Revisions of previous estimates||500|
|Balance at September 30, 2018||3,700|
|Revisions of previous estimates||(900||)|
|Balance at September 30, 2019||2,400|
III. Present Value of Estimated Future Net Revenue
|At September 30|
|Estimated future revenue||$||100,000||$||225,000|
|Estimated future expenditures||11,000||26,000|
|Estimated future net revenue||89,000||199,000|
|10% annual discount of estimated future net revenue||(31,000||)||(79,000||)|
|Present value of estimated future net revenue||$||58,000||$||120,000|
IV. Summary of Changes in Present Value of Estimated Future Net Revenue
|Present value of estimated future net revenue, beginning of year||$||120,000||$||71,000|
|Sales, net of production costs||(52,000||)||(59,000||)|
|Net change in prices and cost of future production||(12,000||)||75,000|
|Revisions of quantity estimates||(25,000||)||19,000|
|Accretion of discount||12,000||8,000|
|Change in production rates and other||15,000||6,000|
|Present value of estimated future net revenue, end of year||$||58,000||$||120,000|