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NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Policies)

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NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Nature of Business [Policy Text Block]

Nature of Business

The Company offers retail consumers bottled alkaline water in 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5 -liter, 2-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes, all of which is produced through an electrolysis process that uses specialized electronic cells coated with a variety of rare earth minerals to produce 8.8 pH drinking water without the use of any manmade chemicals. In addition to its bottled alkaline water, the Company also offers retail consumers flavor infused bottled water in the 500-milliliter size in six flavors: Raspberry, Watermelon, Lemon, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango and Blood Orange. The Company recently introduced and began selling hemp-derived CBD topical and ingestible products under the brand name "A88CBD™". Our hemp-derived CBD products are produced and sold in compliance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, Public Law 115-334).
Basis of presentation [Policy Text Block]

Basis of presentation

These unaudited financial statements represent the condensed consolidated financial statements of The Alkaline Water Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"). These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto as set forth in the Company's Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on July 2, 2021, which included all disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") In the opinion of management, these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly the Company's financial position on a consolidated basis and the consolidated results of operations, equity and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The results of operations for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are not necessarily indicative of expected operating results for the full year. The information presented throughout the document as of and for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 is unaudited. The consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2021 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. for complete financial statements.
Principles of consolidation [Policy Text Block]

Principles of consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (a Nevada Corporation) and its six wholly owned subsidiaries: A88 Infused Beverage Division Inc. (a Nevada Corporation), A88 International, Inc. (a Nevada Corporation), A88 Infused Products Inc. (a Nevada Corporation), AWC Acquisition Company Inc. (a Nevada corporation), The Clean Beverage Company Inc (a Nevada corporation) and Alkaline 88, LLC (an Arizona Limited Liability Company). All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. The Alkaline Water Company Inc., A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc., A88 Infused Products Inc., A88 International, Inc., AWC Acquisition Company Inc., The Clean Beverage Company, Inc., and Alkaline 88, LLC will be collectively referred herein to as the "Company". Any reference herein to "The Alkaline Water Company Inc.", the "Company", "we", "our" or "us" is intended to mean The Alkaline Water Company Inc., including the subsidiaries indicated above, unless otherwise indicated.
Use of Estimates [Policy Text Block]

Use of 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 significantly from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents [Policy Text Block]

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments with an original maturity of three months or less to be considered cash equivalents. The carrying value of these investments approximates fair value. As of the balance sheet date and periodically throughout the period, the Company has maintained balances in various operating accounts in excess of federally insured limits. In addition, the Company has maintained balances in its attorney's client trust account in both C$ and US$. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts and periodically evaluates the credit worthiness of the financial institutions and has determined the credit exposure to be negligible. The Company had $10,419,065 and $9,130,956 in cash at September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.
Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts [Policy Text Block]

Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

The Company generally does not require collateral, and the majority of its trade receivables are unsecured. The carrying amount for accounts receivable approximates fair value.
Accounts receivable consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021:
 
    September 30, 2021     March 31, 2021  
    (unaudited)        
Trade receivables, net $ 11,323,231   $ 8,798,176  
Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts   (340,000 )   (340,000 )
Net accounts receivable $ 10,983,231   $ 8,458,176  

 

Accounts receivable are periodically evaluated for collectability based on past credit history with clients. Provisions for losses on accounts receivable are determined on the basis of loss experience, known and inherent risk in the account balance and current economic conditions. The accounts receivable balance is pledged as collateral for the Company's revolving financing as disclosed in Note 3.
Inventory [Policy Text Block]

Inventory

Inventory represents raw materials and finished goods valued at the lower of cost or market with cost determined using the weight average method which approximates first-in first-out method, and with market defined as the lower of replacement cost or realizable value. The inventory balance is pledged as collateral for the Company's revolving financing as disclosed in Note 3.
As of September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, inventory consisted of the following:
    September 30, 2021     March 31, 2021  
    (unaudited)        
Raw materials $ 4,146,330   $ 3,055,091  
Finished goods   2,131,514     1,352,629  
Total inventory $ 6,277,844   $ 4,407,720  
Property and equipment [Policy Text Block]
Property and Equipment

The Company records all property and equipment at cost less accumulated depreciation. Improvements are capitalized while repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line (half-life convention) method over the estimated useful life of the assets, which the Company has determined to be 3 years.

Going Concern [Policy Text Block]

Going Concern

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

The Company has not generated sufficient revenues from product sales to provide for cash flows to enable the Company to finance its operations internally thus there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the date of filing. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company’s ability to generate revenues and raise capital.

The Company currently anticipates with cash on hand and funds from the exercise of outstanding warrants will adequately fund the Company's planned operations and capital needs for the next 12 months.  However, if our current plans change or are accelerated or we choose to increase our  production capacity, we may seek to sell additional equity or debt securities or obtain additional credit facilities, including seeking investments from strategic investors. The sale of additional equity securities will result in dilution to our stockholders. The incurrence of indebtedness will result in increased debt service obligations and could require us to agree to operating and financial covenants that could restrict our operations or modify our plans to grow the business. Financing may not be available in amounts or on terms acceptable to us, if at all.  Any failure by us to raise additional funds on terms favorable to us, or at all, will limit our ability to continue as a going concern.

Stock-Based Compensation [Policy Text Block]
Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 718. Stock-based compensation is measured at the grant date, based on the fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period. The Company estimates the fair value of stock-based payments using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model for common stock options and warrants and the closing price of the Company's common stock for common share issuances.

Revenue Recognition [Policy Text Block]

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue per ASC 606. The Company recognizes revenue when the Company's performance obligations are satisfied. The Company's primary obligation (the distribution and sale of beverage products) is satisfied upon the delivery of products to the Company's customers, which is also when control is transferred. The Company does not accept returns due to the nature of the product. However, the Company will provide credit to our customers for damaged goods. The Company provides credit to its customers which typically require payment within 30 days. As an incentive to pay early the Company also typically provides a 2% discount if the customer pays within 10 days. The Company estimates the amount of the discount that the customer is likely to take and recognizes it as variable consideration. The amounts are not considered material. After evaluating the revenue disclosure requirements, the Company does not believe that any revenues are required to be disaggregated.

 

Revenue consists of the gross sales price, less variable consideration, consisting of estimated allowances for which provisions are made at the time of sale, and less certain other discounts, allowances, and rebates that are accounted for as a reduction from gross revenue. Shipping and handling charges that are billed to customers are included as a component of revenue. Costs incurred by the Company for shipping and handling charges are included in selling expenses and amounted to $4,812,052 and $1,670,523 for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively and $7,718,952 and $3,477,554 for the six months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Concentration Risks [Policy Text Block]

 

Concentration Risks

We have 2 major customers that together account for 30% (18% and 12%, respectively) of accounts receivable at September 30, 2021, 3 customers that accounts for 43% (21%, 11% and 11%, respectively) of total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 3 customers that accounts for 44% (21%, 13% and 10%, respectively) of the total revenues earned for the six months ended September 30, 2021. The Company has 3 vendors that accounts for 53% (32%, 11% and 10% respectively) of purchases for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 3 vendors that accounted for 53% (30%, 13% and 10% respectively) of purchases for the six months ended September 30, 2021.

We have 2 major customers that together account for 27% (15% and 12%, respectively) of accounts receivable at September 30, 2020, 1 customer that accounts for 25% of total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2 customers that accounts for 40% (22% and 18%, respectively) of the total revenues earned for the six months ended September 30, 2020. The Company has 3 vendors that accounts for 58% (25%, 21% and 12% respectively) of purchases for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 3 vendors that accounted for 55% (24%, 19% and 12% respectively) of purchases for the six months ended September 30, 2020.

Income Taxes [Policy Text Block]
Income Taxes

The Company uses an estimated annual effective tax rate method in computing its interim tax provision. This effective tax rate is based on forecasted annual pre-tax income (loss), permanent tax differences and statutory tax rates. Deferred income taxes are recognized for differences between the basis of assets and liabilities for financial statement and income tax purposes. The differences relate principally to net operating loss carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities represent the future tax consequence for those differences, which will either be taxable or deductible when the assets and liabilities are recovered or settled. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share [Policy Text Block]
Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share

Basic and diluted earnings or loss per share ("EPS") amounts in the consolidated financial statements are computed in accordance ASC 260- 10 "Earnings per Share", which establishes the requirements for presenting EPS. Basic EPS is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted EPS is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and dilutive common stock equivalents. Basic EPS is computed by dividing net income or loss available to common stockholders (numerator) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding (denominator) during the period. Potentially dilutive securities were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share because their effect would be anti-dilutive.

The Company had 4,371,379 and 1,951,490 shares relating to options, 2,087,104 and 1,734,443 shares relating to warrants and 2,227,030 and -0- million convertible preferred shares at September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively that were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation because they were antidilutive.

Business Segments [Policy Text Block]
Business Segments

The Company operates on one segment in one geographic location - the United States of America and therefore, segment information is not presented.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments [Policy Text Block]

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying amounts of the Company's financial instruments including accounts payable, accrued expenses, and notes payable approximate fair value due to the relative short period for maturity of these instruments.

The Company does not use derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to cash-flow, market, or foreign-currency risks.

Authoritative guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The guidance establishes a hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are inputs that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability, developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the Company. Unobservable inputs are inputs that reflect the company's assumptions of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on the best information available in the circumstances. The hierarchy is broken down into three levels based on reliability of the inputs as follows:

Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;

Level 2: Inputs, other than the quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and

Level 3: Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

As of September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company did not have any financial instruments that are measured on a recurring basis as Level 1, 2 or 3.

Correction of Previously Issued Financial Statements [Policy Text Block]
Correction of Previously Issued Financial Statements

The accompanying consolidated statement of operations for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020 has been corrected for the following: a reclassification of depreciation expense of $182,306 and $412,317, respectively, to cost of goods sold related to assets utilized in the production of inventory and an adjustment to reclassify sales and marketing expenses of $595,384 and 1,382,508, respectively, as a reduction in revenue as such amounts were related to consideration payable to a customer which the Company determined was not for distinct goods or services received. The Company assessed the materiality of the misstatement quantitively and qualitatively and has concluded that the correction of the classification error is immaterial to the consolidated financials taken as a whole. As a result of the correction for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020, cost of goods sold increased from $6,326,958 to $6,509,264 and from $14,696,484 to $15,104,105, respectively, and revenue decreased from $10,755,946 to $10,160,552 and $24,975,370 to $23,592,862, respectively which combined resulted in a decrease of gross profit from $4,428,988 to $3,651,288 and from $10,278,886 to $8,488,757, respectively. The correction had no impact on total operating loss and net loss. The misstatement was identified by the Company and corrected initially in the year end results for the twelve months ending March 31, 2021.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements [Policy Text Block]
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Standards Required to be Adopted in Future Years.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. ASU 2016-13 amends the guidance on the impairment of financial instruments. This update adds an impairment model (known as the current expected credit losses model) that is based on expected losses rather than incurred losses. Under the new guidance, an entity recognizes, as an allowance, its estimate of expected credit losses. In November 2018, ASU 2016-13 was amended by ASU 2018-19, Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses. ASU 2018-19 changes the effective date of the credit loss standards (ASU 2016-13) to fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Further, the ASU clarifies that operating lease receivables are not within the scope of ASC 326-20 and should instead be accounted for under the new leasing standard, ASC 842. The Company does not believe that the impact of adopting this standard will have a material effect on its financial statements.

The Company has evaluated other recent accounting pronouncements through September 30, 2021 and believes that none of them will have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.