STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
|3 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2023
|Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]|
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NOTE 5 - STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
On October 7, 2013, the Company amended its articles of incorporation to create 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock by filing a Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada. The preferred stock may be divided into and issued in series, with such designations, rights, qualifications, preferences, limitations and terms as fixed and determined by our board of directors.
Series S Convertible Preferred Stock
On May 12, 2021, The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (the "Company") entered into an Endorsement Agreement (the "Endorsement Agreement"), with ABG-Shaq, LLC ("ABG-Shaq"), an entity affiliated with Shaquille O'Neal, for the personal services of Mr. O'Neal. Pursuant to the Endorsement Agreement, the Company received the right and license to use Mr. O'Neal's name, nickname, initials, autograph, voice, video or film portrayals, photograph, likeness and certain other intellectual property rights, in each case, solely as approved by ABG-Shaq, in connection with the advertising, promotion and sale of the Company's branded products. Mr. O'Neal will also provide brand ambassador services related to appearances, social media and public relations matters. The Endorsement Agreement also includes customary exclusivity, termination, and indemnification clauses.
As consideration for the rights and services granted under the Endorsement Agreement, the Company agreed to pay to ABG-Shaq aggregate cash payments of $3 million over the three years of the Endorsement Agreement. The Company will also pay expenses related to the marketing and personal services provided by Mr. O'Neal. As of June 30, 2023, the Company has paid $2 million under this agreement.
In addition, the Company agreed to grant 6,681,090 shares of Series S Preferred Stock to ABG, each vested share of which is convertible into one-fifteenth share of the Company's common stock. The shares of Series S Preferred Stock will vest as to 1/3 on May 12, 2021, May 1, 2022, and May 1, 2023, respectively. The term of the Endorsement Agreement is three years, commencing on May 1, 2021 and terminating on May 1, 2024 (the " Term"). The Series S Preferred Stock was value at $6,681,090 based on the Company's closing stock price of $15.00 per share on May 12, 2021. The Company valued the vested Series S Preferred Stock at $2,227,030 per year.
The Company recognized an expense of $2,227,030 for the year ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023. In the three months ending June 30, 2023 and June 30, 2022, the Company recognized an expense in the amount of $556,757.
Series E Convertible Preferred Stock
On November 23, 2022, we entered into private placement subscription agreements, whereby we issued an aggregate of 1,100,000 shares of our Series E Preferred Stock ("Series E Preferred Stock") at a deemed price of $1.00 per share of Series E Preferred Stock for gross proceeds of $1,100,000. Pursuant to the subscription agreements, in consideration for the subscribers' execution and delivery of the subscription agreements, we also issued an aggregate of 58,667 shares of our common stock (the "Commitment Shares") at a deemed price of $3.75 per Commitment Share.
Holders of the Series E Preferred Stock (the "Holders") are entitled to receive dividends at the rate per share (as a percentage of the stated value per share) of 6% per annum, payable on each anniversary date of the original issue date of shares of Series E Preferred Stock held by applicable Holders in a number of shares of our common stock per share of the Series E Preferred Stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the dollar amount of such dividend payment by applicable market price. A stated value of each share of the Series E Preferred Stock is $1.00. Any accrued but unpaid dividends on the Series E Preferred Stock being converted will be paid in our common stock upon the conversion of the Series E Preferred Stock. If we pay a dividend on our common stock while the shares of the Series E Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Holders will be entitled to receive a dividend per share of Series E Preferred Stock equal to the dividend per share of our common stock. Such dividend will be payable on the same terms and conditions as the payment of the dividend on our common stock.
Each share of Series E Preferred Stock will be convertible, at any time after the date that is twelve months from the original issue date, at our option, into that number of units (each, a "Unit") determined by dividing the stated value of such share of Series E Preferred Stock by $3.75 (the "Conversion Price"). Each Unit will consist of one share of our common stock and one-half of one common stock purchase warrant with each whole common stock purchase warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one additional share of our common stock at an exercise price equal of 125% of the Conversion Price for a period of three years following the conversion date.
The Company identified the conversion into a Unit (one share of preferred stock and one-half warrant) as an embedded beneficial conversion feature (ASC 470), thus the Company valued (using Black-Scholes option-pricing model for common stock options and warrants) each component of the Unit. The Warrant was valued at in the aggregate $211,470 and the Common Stock was valued at $888,530. Accordingly, the Company recognized an aggregate beneficial conversion feature of $211,470 upon issuance of the Series E Preferred Stock with a $211,470 increase in discount on preferred stock and a corresponding increase in additional paid-in capital. The value of the warrant is being amortized over a 1 year (the period from issuance to the earliest allowable conversion date). As of June 30, 2023, the discount on preferred stock was $8,010.
500,000 shares of Series E Preferred Stock was converted on March 24, 2023 into 133,333 shares of the Company's common stock along with an issuance of 4,761 shares of the Company's common stock for the $10,333 dividend payable on the 500,000 shares of Series E Preferred Stock.
Effective as of April 4, 2023, we issued 133,333 units of our company upon conversion of 500,000 shares of our Series E Preferred Stock without the payment of any additional consideration. Each unit was comprised of one fifteenth share of our common stock and one thirtieth of one common stock purchase warrant. Each whole common stock purchase warrant entitles the holder to purchase an additional share of our common stock at a price of $4.69 per share for a period of three years. In addition, effective as of April 4, 2023, we paid dividends on these 500,000 shares of our Series E Preferred Stock in the amount of $11,083 by issuing 4,598 shares of our common stock at a price of $2.410 per share.
In addition, the Company has accrued $3,317 as of June 30, 2023 as a dividend payable on the 100,000 remaining shares of Series E Preferred Stock.
Effective April 5, 2023, we effected a fifteen for one reverse stock split of our authorized and issued and outstanding shares of common stock. As a result, our authorized common stock has decreased from 200,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share, to 13,333,333 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share, and the number of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock has decreased from approximately 152,149,661 to approximately 10,185,898. Any fractional shares resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the next nearest whole number. Our authorized preferred stock was not affected by the reverse stock split and continues to be 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share.
Effective as of May 8, 2023, we issued 148,469 shares of our common stock upon conversion of 2,227,030 shares of our Series S Preferred Stock without the payment of any additional consideration.
Effective April 30 and May 1, the Company issued 1,443 and 59,995 shares of common stock upon the vesting of restricted stock awards to employees.
The entire disclosure for equity.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef