Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Notes to Financial Statements  



Description of Business


Worlds Online Inc. (the "Company") designs and develops software content and related technologies for the creation of interactive, three-dimensional ("3D") Internet sites on the World Wide Web. Using licensed technology the Company creates its own Internet sites, as well as sites available through third party on-line service providers.


The Company was formed on January 25, 2011 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Worlds Inc. (formerly known as Worlds.com Inc.). On May 16, 2011, Worlds Inc. transferred to the Company the majority of its operations and related operational assets, except for its patent portfolio. Worlds Inc. has also given to the Company a perpetual world-wide license to its patented technology. Pursuant to the license, the Company has the right to issue unlimited sublicenses to the licensed technology, subject to World Inc.’s reasonable consent.


The assets transferred to us include: Worlds Inc.’s technology platform, Worlds Ultimate Chat, Aerosmith World, DMC Worlds, Cinema Virtual, Pearson contracts and related revenue, the following URLs: Worlds.com, Cybersexworld.com, Hang.com, and Worldsfunds.com, a digital inventory of over 10,000 3D objects, animation sequences, an extensive avatar library, texture maps and virtual world architectures. None of the transferred assets have any carrying value on the financial statements of the Company.


On May 19, 2014, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) between MariMed Advisors Inc. (“MariMed”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, Sigal Consulting LLC (“Sigal”), a Massachusetts limited liability company, and the Members of Sigal (“Sellers”). The transaction closed on September 29, 2014. Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company acquired all of the interest in Sigal through MariMed in consideration to Sellers for an aggregate amount of (i) the Company’s common stock equal to 50% of the Company’s outstanding common stock on the Closing Date; (ii) three million stock options of the Company to purchase the Company’s common stock which are exercisable over five years with various exercise prices and (iii) 49% of MariMed’s outstanding common stock. As a result, the Company indirectly owns 100% of Sigal through its 51% ownership in MariMed.


The transaction was accounted for as a purchase acquisition/merger wherein the Company is both accounting acquirer and legal acquirer. Accordingly, the company recorded the assets purchased and liabilities assumed as part of the merger and the portion that the fair value of the common stock issued and options granted for acquisition over the book value of Signal was recorded as goodwill, which was subsequently impaired in full.


Basis of Presentation


The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"), which contemplates continuation of the Company as a going concern. The Company will require substantial additional funds for development and marketing of its products. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain the substantial additional capital resources necessary to pursue its business plan or that any assumptions relating to its business plan will prove to be accurate. Worlds Online Inc. was not able to generate sufficient revenue or obtain sufficient financing which had a material adverse effect on Worlds Online Inc., including requiring Worlds Online Inc. to reduce operations. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.  


Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures 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 these estimates.


Trading Securities


Trading securities are common stock in publicly traded companies. One was received as compensation for performing consulting services and the other was purchased as an investment. The carrying value of the investments is the market price of the shares at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014. Any unrealized gain or loss are recorded under other income/(expense) in the accompanying statements of operations.


Cash and Cash Equivalents


Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of highly liquid money market instruments, which have original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase.

Revenue Recognition

The Company has the following source of revenue: VIP subscriptions to our Worlds Ultimate 3-D Chat service and consulting revenue from MariMed Advisors.  The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following criteria are met: evidence of an arrangement exists such as a signed contract, delivery has occurred, the price is fixed or determinable, and collectibility is reasonable assured.  This will usually be in the form of a receipt of a customer’s acceptance indicating the product has been completed to their satisfaction except for development work and service revenue which is recognized when the services have been performed.  Deferred revenue represents cash payments received in advance to be recorded as revenue when earned.  The corresponding cost associated with those contracts is also deferred as deferred costs until the revenue is ultimately recognized. 

Research and Development Costs 

Research and development costs will be charged to operations as incurred.


Intangible Asset - Websites


The Company purchased several medical marijuana related websites in 2014. The cost of these websites are being amortized using the straight line method over a period of five years. The websites are currently generating a deal flow for us and we expect the future economic benefit of those websites to be at least 5 years.

Property and Equipment


Property and equipment will be stated at cost.   Depreciation will be provided on a straight line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets ranging from three to five years.  When assets are retired or disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gains or losses are included in income.  Maintenance and repairs will be charged to expense in the period incurred.


Impairment of Long Lived Assets


The Company evaluates the recoverability of its fixed assets and other assets in accordance with section 360-10-15 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) for disclosures about Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. Disclosure requires recognition of impairment of long-lived assets in the event the net book value of such assets exceeds its expected cash flows. If so, it is considered to be impaired and is written down to fair value, which is determined based on either discounted future cash flows or appraised values.


Fair Value of Financial Instruments


The Company follows paragraph 825-10-50-10 of the FASB ASC for disclosures about fair value of its financial instruments and paragraph 820-10-35-37 of the FASB ASC (“Paragraph 820-10-35-37”) to measure the fair value of its financial instruments. Paragraph 820-10-35-37 establishes a framework for measuring fair value in US GAAP, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. To increase consistency and comparability in fair value measurements and related disclosures, Paragraph 820-10-35-37 establishes a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The three levels of fair value hierarchy defined by Paragraph 820-10-35-37 are described below:


Level 1 Quoted market prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date.
Level 2 Pricing inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reporting date.
Level 3 Pricing inputs that are generally observable inputs and not corroborated by market data.


The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, such as cash and accounts payable approximate their fair values because of the short maturity of these instruments.


Accounts Payable Related Party


Accounts payable related party is comprised of cash payments made by Worlds Inc. on behalf of Worlds Online Inc. for shared operating expenses.


Deferred Revenue


Deferred revenue represents advance payments for the license, the design and development of the software, content and related technology for the creation of an interactive, 3D entertainment portal on the internet.  


Extinguishment of liabilities


The Company accounts for extinguishment of liabilities in accordance with the guidance set forth in section 405-20 of the FASB ASC 405-20. Extinguishments of Liabilities When the conditions are met for the extinguishment accounting, the liabilities are derecognized and the gain or loss on the extinguishment is recognized.


Stock-Based Compensation


The Company accounts for stock-based compensation using the fair value method following the guidance set forth in section 718-10 of the FASB ASC for disclosure about Stock-Based Compensation. This section requires a public entity to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the grant-date fair value of the award (with limited exceptions). That cost will be recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award- the requisite service period (usually the vesting period). No compensation cost is recognized for equity instruments for which employees do not render the requisite service. 


Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes under Section 740-10-30 of the FASB ASC (“ASC 740”). Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based upon differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance to the extent management concludes it is more likely than not that the assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations in the period that includes the enactment date.


ASC 740 prescribes a comprehensive model for how companies should recognize, measure, present, and disclose in their financial statements uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken on a tax return. Under ASC 740, tax positions must initially be recognized in the financial statements when it is more likely than not the position will be sustained upon examination by the tax authorities. Such tax positions must initially and subsequently be measured as the largest amount of tax benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the tax authority assuming full knowledge of the position and relevant facts.


Related Party Transactions


The Company follows subtopic 850-10 of the FASB ASC for the identification of related parties and disclosure of related party transactions.


Pursuant to Section 850-10-20 the Related parties include a. affiliates of the Company; b. Entities for which investments in their equity securities would be required, absent the election of the fair value option under the Fair Value Option Subsection of Section 825–10–15, to be accounted for by the equity method by the investing entity; c. trusts for the benefit of employees, such as pension and profit-sharing trusts that are managed by or under the trusteeship of management; d. principal owners of the Company; e. management of the Company; f. other parties with which the Company may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests; and g. Other parties that can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the transacting parties or that have an ownership interest in one of the transacting parties and can significantly influence the other to an extent that one or more of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests.


The financial statements shall include disclosures of material related party transactions, other than compensation arrangements, expense allowances, and other similar items in the ordinary course of business. However, disclosure of transactions that are eliminated in the preparation of financial statements is not required in those statements. The disclosures shall include: a. the nature of the relationship(s) involved; b. a description of the transactions, including transactions to which no amounts or nominal amounts were ascribed, for each of the periods for which income statements are presented, and such other information deemed necessary to an understanding of the effects of the transactions on the financial statements; c. the dollar amounts of transactions for each of the periods for which income statements are presented and the effects of any change in the method of establishing the terms from that used in the preceding period; and d. amounts due from or to related parties as of the date of each balance sheet presented and, if not otherwise apparent, the terms and manner of settlement.


Comprehensive Income (Loss)


The Company reports comprehensive income and its components following guidance set forth by section 220-10 of the FASB ASC which establishes standards for the reporting and display of comprehensive income and its components in the consolidated financial statements. There were no items of comprehensive income (loss) applicable to the Company during the period covered in the financial statements.


Loss Per Share 


Net loss per common share is computed pursuant to section 260-10-45 of the FASB ASC. Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock and potentially outstanding shares of common stock during each period. As of September 30, 2015, there were 9,250,000 options whose effect is anti-dilutive and not included in diluted net loss per share at September 30, 2015. The options may dilute future earnings per share.


Commitments and Contingencies


The Company follows subtopic 450-20 of the FASB ASC to report accounting for contingencies. Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein.


If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potentially material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, and an estimate of the range of possible losses, if determinable and material, would be disclosed.


Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed. Management does not believe, based upon information available at this time that these matters will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows. However, there is no assurance that such matters will not materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial position, and results of operations or cash flows. 


Risk and Uncertainties


The Company is subject to risks common to companies in the technology industries, including, but not limited to, litigation, development of new technological innovations and dependence on key personnel. The Company is also subject to risks arising from it’s medical marijuana related business inasmuch as marijuana is still a federally prohibited substance.


Off Balance Sheet Arrangements


The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements. 


Uncertain Tax Positions


The Company did not take any uncertain tax positions and had no adjustments to unrecognized income tax liabilities or benefits pursuant to the provisions of Section 740-10-25 for the period ended September 30, 2015.




On September 29, 2014 the registrant's wholly-owned subsidiary, MariMed, acquired all of the outstanding equity interests of Sigal from its members, The purchase price, which will distributed to the sellers of Sigal, consisted of 31,954,236 shares of the Company's common stock, 3 million five-year options to purchase additional shares of the registrant's common stock at prices ranging from $0.15 - $0.35 per share and which vest over two years and 49% of MariMed's outstanding equity. The fair value of the common stock issued was $5,911,534 determined by the fair value of the Company’s Common Stock on the closing date, at a price of approximately $0.185 per share. The fair value of the stock options was $569,682 measured using the Black-Scholes valuation model on the grant date, assuming approximately 1.56% risk-free interest, 0% dividend yield, 311% volatility, and expected life of five years. The fair value of common stock issued and options granted for acquisition over the book value of Signal is recorded as goodwill, which was subsequently impaired in full. One of the owners of Sigal, Robert Fireman, is a director of the Company.   

Subsequent Events


The Company evaluated for subsequent events through the issuance date of the Company’s financial statements. 


Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, “Revenue From Contracts With Customers.” This amendment outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that “an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.” The new guidance applies to all contracts with customers except those that are within the scope of other topics in GAAP. This amendment is effective for annual reporting periods, including interim reporting periods within those periods, beginning after December 15, 2016, and is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.


The Company has reviewed all recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements up to ASU 2015-16, and does not believe the future adoption of any such pronouncements may be expected to cause a material impact on its financial condition or the results of its operations.