Nature of Business
|3 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2022
|Nature of Business
|Nature of Business
1. Nature of Business
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (“Lexaria”, “we”, “our” or the “Company”) is a biotechnology company pursuing the enhancement of the bioavailability of a diverse and broad range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (“API”) using our proprietary DehydraTECH drug delivery technology.
Going Concern Consideration
The Company’s consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“US GAAP”) applicable to a going concern which assumes the Company will have sufficient funds to pay it operational, research and development and capital expenditures for a period of at least 12 months from the date this Report.
Since inception, the Company has incurred significant operating and net losses. The losses attributable to shareholders were $7.4m, $4.2m and $4.1m for the years ended August 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of November 30, 2022, we had an accumulated deficit of $40.9m. We expect to continue to incur significant operational expenses and net losses in the upcoming 12 months. Our net losses may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter and year to year, depending on the stage and complexity of our R&D studies and corporate expenditures, additional revenues received from the licensing of our technology, if any, and the receipt of payments under any current or future collaborations we may enter into. The recurring losses from operations and negative cash flows from operations raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
As of November 30, 2022, the Company had cash of approximately $4.5m and carries no significant debt other than amounts payable in the short term.
Also, on August 12, 2022, we entered into a sales agreement with Maxim Group LLC, (“Maxim”), pursuant to which we may offer and sell shares of our common stock with an aggregate offering price of up to $5,925,000 under the At-The-Market (“ATM”) Offering. The sales agreement provides that Maxim will be entitled to a sales commission equal to 3.0% of the gross sales price per share of all shares sold under the ATM Offering. As of January 17, 2023 we have not sold any shares under the ATM Offering.
Based on our existing working capital and access to an ATM offering, as disclosed above management believes the Company has sufficient working capital to satisfy the Company’s estimated liquidity needs for the next 12 months. Because of the above factors, the Company believes that this alleviates the substantial doubt in connection with the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. However, there is no assurance that management’s plans will be successful due to the current economic climate in the United States and globally.
Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 continues to present uncertainty and unforecastable new risks to the Company and its business plans. As of November 30, 2022, there has been no material impact on the Company’s financial position as a direct result of the pandemic. However, the Company has experienced some supply chain disruptions and shortages in the timely procurement of ingredients and supplies used in both our R&D activities and B2B production. Management views this situation as transitory but cannot predict the length of time it may take for these disruptions to dissipate or if there will be a significant economic effect on the Company’s operations. In the interim, it may cause delays in carrying out our research studies and in our production schedules.
There may be further actions we must take that alter our operations, including those that may be required by federal, state, provincial, or local authorities, or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees and other third parties with which we do business. We do not know when it will become practical to relax or eliminate some or all these measures entirely. The economic effect of a prolonged pandemic is difficult to predict and could result in material financial impact in the Company’s future reporting periods.