Nature of Business
|6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2023
|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 DehydraTECHTM, our patented proprietary drug delivery technology.
We are primarily a research and development company that continues to investigate the benefits of using DehydraTECH with numerous molecules.
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. Annual losses attributable to shareholders were $7.4m (2022), $4.2m (2021) and $4.1m (2020). As of February 28, 2023, we had an accumulated deficit of $42.2m. 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 and negative cash flows from operations raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not contain any adjustments that might result for this uncertainty.
The Company entered into a sales agreement with Maxim Group LLC, (“Maxim”) on August 12, 2022, 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 an At-The-Market (“ATM”) Offering. This 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.
We may also offer securities for sale during our fiscal year 2023 or thereafter in response to market conditions or other circumstances if we believe such a plan of financing is required to advance the Company’s business plans and is in the best interests of our stockholders.
Based on our existing working capital and access to an ATM, management believes the Company has sufficient working capital to satisfy the Company’s estimated liquidity needs for the next 12 months. In making this assessment, 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. If the Company is unable to obtain funding, the Company would be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate some or all of its research and development programs, preclinical and clinical testing or commercialization efforts, which could adversely affect its business prospects.
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 February 28, 2023, there has been no material impact on the Company’s financial position as a direct result of the pandemic. 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 a material financial impact in the Company’s future reporting periods.