4net Software, Inc (FNSI) - Description of business
4net Software, Inc. (the "Company" or "4net Software") is a Delaware corporation that as incorporated in 1986 under the name Medtech Diagnostics, Inc. The Company ceased all operations in 1991. Currently, the Company is seeking to acquire or merge with an undervalued businesses with a history of operating revenues in markets that provide room for growth ("Acquisition Strategy"). 4net Software is engaged in identifying, investigating and, if investigation warrants, acquiring companies that will enhance 4net Software's revenues and increase shareholder value.
4net Software's Acquisition Strategy seeks to generate revenue by acquiring undervalued businesses with a history of operating revenues. The Company utilizes several criteria to evaluate prospective acquisitions including whether the business to be acquired (1) is an established business with viable services or products, (2) has an experienced and qualified management team, (3) has room for growth and/or expansion into other markets, (4) is accretive to earnings, (5) offers the opportunity to achieve and/or enhance profitability, and (6) increases shareholder value.
In some cases, management of the Company will have the authority to effect acquisitions without submitting the proposal to the stockholders for their consideration. In some instances, however, the proposed participation in a business opportunity may be submitted to the stockholders for their consideration, either voluntarily by the Board of Directors to seek the stockholders' advice and consent, or because of a requirement of applicable law to do so.
Competition of 4net Software's Acquisition Strategy
In connection with its Acquisition Strategy, the Company expects to encounter intense competition from other entities having business objectives similar to those of the Company. Many of these entities, including venture capital firms, blind pool companies, large industrial and financial institutions, s investment companies and wealthy individuals, are well-established and have extensive experience in connection with identifying and effecting acquisitions directly or through affiliates. Many of these competitors possess greater financial, technical, human and other resources than the Company and there can be no assurance that the Company will have the ability to compete successfully with such entities. The Company's financial resources will be limited in comparison to those of many of its competitors. The Company's limited financial resources may compel the Company to select certain less attractive acquisition prospects.
Management believes that the future of the Company is dependent upon its ability to consummate a merger, acquisition or other business combination with a viable operating entity. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to do so. Additionally, management believes that the Company may need to raise additional funds through equity or debt financing to complete a merger, acquisition or other business combination and there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to do so.
As of December 12, 2006, the Company had 1 employee, Steven N. Bronson, who serves as the Company's President. Effective October 1, 2002, Mr. Bronson agreed to waive payment of his salary. The Company does not have any employees that are represented by a union or other collective bargaining group.
Factors Affecting Operating Results and Market Price of Stock
You should carefully consider the risks described below before making an investment decision concerning the common stock of the Company. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially and adversely affected. In that case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
The Company Has Limited Resources
The Company has limited resources. For the fiscal years ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 the Company has had no revenues from operations. For the fiscal years ended September 30, 2006 and 2005, the Company has had net losses of $27,100 and $29,981, respectively. Other than nominal interest income the Company will only derive revenues through the acquisition of a target company. There can be no assurance that any target company, at the time of the Company's consummation of an acquisition of the target, or at any time thereafter, will derive any material revenues from its operations or operate on a profitable basis. The current revenues of the Company will not be sufficient to fund further acquisitions. Based on the Company's limited resources, the Company may not be able to effectuate its business plan and consummate any future acquisitions. There can be no assurance that the Company will have sufficient financial resources to permit the Company to achieve its business objectives.
The Company May Not be Able to Continue as Going Concern
Based on the Company's limited operations, revenues and assets there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to continue as a going concern or complete a merger, acquisition or other business combination.
The Company Will Need Additional Financing in Order to Execute Its Business Plan
The Company has had no earnings to date and will be entirely dependent upon its limited available financial resources to implement its Acquisition Strategy. The Company cannot ascertain with any degree of certainty the capital requirements for the successful execution of its Acquisition Strategy. In the event that the Company's limited financial resources prove to be insufficient to implement its Acquisition Strategy, the Company will be required to seek additional financing. In addition, in the event of the consummation of an acquisition, the Company may require additional financing to fund the operations or growth of the target.
Additional Financing May Not Be Available to the Company
There can be no assurance that additional financing will be available on acceptable terms, or at all. To the extent that additional financing proves to be unavailable when needed, the Company would, in all likelihood, be compelled to abandon plans of further acquisitions, and would have minimal capital remaining to pursue other targets. The inability of the Company to secure additional financing, if needed, could also have a material adverse effect on the continued development or growth of 4net Software. The Company has no arrangements with any bank or financial institution to secure additional financing and there can be no assurance that any such arrangement, if required or otherwise sought, would be available on terms deemed to be commercially acceptable and in the best interests of the Company.
The Company May Not Be Able to Borrow Funds
While there currently are no limitations on the Company's ability to borrow funds, the limited resources of the Company and limited operating history will make it difficult to borrow funds. The amount and nature of any borrowings by the Company will depend on numerous considerations, including the Company's capital requirements, the Company's perceived ability to meet debt service on any such borrowings and the then prevailing conditions in the financial markets, as well as general economic conditions. There can be no assurance that debt financing, if required or sought, would be available on terms deemed to be commercially acceptable by and in the best interests of the Company. The inability of the Company to borrow funds required to effect or facilitate an Acquisition, or to provide funds for 4net Software, may have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition and future prospects. Additionally, to the extent that debt financing ultimately proves to be available, any borrowings may subject the Company to various risks traditionally associated with indebtedness, including the risks of interest rate fluctuations and insufficiency of cash flow to pay principal and interest. Furthermore, a target may have already incurred borrowings and, therefore, the Company will be subjected to all the risks inherent thereto.
Competition for Acquisitions
The Company expects to encounter intense competition from other entities having business objectives similar to those of the Company. Many of these entities, including venture capital firms, partnerships and corporations, blind pool companies, large industrial and financial institutions, s investment companies and wealthy individuals, are well-established and have extensive experience in connection with identifying and effecting acquisitions directly or through affiliates. Many of these competitors possess greater financial, technical, human and other resources than the Company and there can be no assurance that the Company will have the ability to compete successfully. The Company's financial resources will be limited in comparison to those of many of its competitors. This inherent competitive limitation may compel the Company to select certain less attractive acquisition prospects. There can be no assurance that such prospects will permit the Company to achieve its stated business objectives.
The Company May Be Subject to Uncertainty in the Competitive Environment of a Target
In the event that the Company succeeds in completing an Acquisition, the Company will, in all likelihood, become subject to intense competition from competitors of the target. In particular, certain industries which experience rapid growth frequently attract an increasingly large number of competitors, including competitors with greater financial, marketing, technical, human and other resources than the initial competitors in the industry. The degree of competition characterizing the industry of any prospective target cannot presently be ascertained. There can be no assurance that, subsequent to a consummation of an acquisition, the Company will have the resources to compete effectively in the industry of the target, especially to the extent that the target is in a high growth industry.
The Company May Pursue an Acquisition With a Target Operating Outside the United States: Special Additional Risks Relating to Doing Business in a Foreign Country
The Company may effectuate an acquisition with a target whose business operations or even headquarters, place of formation or primary place of business are located outside the United States. In such event, the Company may face the significant additional risks associated with doing business in that country. In addition to the language barriers, different presentations of financial information, different business practices, and other cultural differences and barriers that may make it difficult to evaluate such a target, ongoing business risks may result from the internal political situation, uncertain legal systems and applications of law, prejudice against foreigners, corrupt practices, uncertain economic policies and potential political and economic instability that may be exacerbated in various foreign countries.
Steven N. Bronson is Critical to the Future Success of the Company
Steven N. Bronson is the Chairman, C.E.O. and President of the Company. The ability of the Company to successfully carry out its business plan and to consummate additional acquisitions will be dependent upon the efforts of Mr. Bronson and the Company's directors. Notwithstanding the significance of Mr. Bronson, the Company has not obtained any "key man" life insurance on his life. The loss of the services of Mr. Bronson would have a material adverse effect on the Company's ability to successfully achieve its business objectives. If additional personnel are required, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to retain such necessary additional personnel.
Mr. Bronson Has Effective Control of the Company's Affairs
As of December 12, 2006, Mr. Bronson beneficially owned 5,560,210 shares of the Company's common stock. Mr. Bronson's beneficial ownership represents approximately 62% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company. Accordingly, Mr. Bronson has effective control of the Company. In the election of directors, stockholders are not entitled to cumulate their votes for nominees. Accordingly, as a practical matter, Mr. Bronson may be able to elect all of the Company's directors and otherwise direct the affairs of the Company.
There Exist Conflicts of Interest Relating to Mr. Bronson's Time Commitment to the Company
Mr. Bronson is not required to commit his full time to the affairs of the Company. Mr. Bronson will have conflicts of interest in allocating management time among various business activities. As a result, the consummation of an acquisition may require a greater period of time than if Mr. Bronson devoted his full time to the Company's affairs. However, Mr. Bronson will devote such time as he deems reasonably necessary to carry out the business and affairs of the Company, including the evaluation of potential targets and the negotiation and consummation of acquisitions and, as a result, the amount of time devoted to the business and affairs of the Company may vary significantly depending upon, among other things, whether the Company has identified a target or is engaged in active negotiation and consummation of an acquisition.
There Exist Risks to Stockholders Relating to Dilution: Authorization of Additional Securities and Reduction of Percentage Share Ownership Following Merger
The Company's Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the issuance of 100,000,000 shares of common stock. As of December 12, 2006 the Company had 8,961,017 shares of common stock issued and outstanding and 91,038,983 authorized but unissued shares of common stock available for issuance. Additionally, The Company has authorized for issuance 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, none of which are issued and outstanding. Although the Company has no commitments as of this date to issue its securities, the Company will, in all likelihood, issue a substantial number of additional shares in connection with or following an Acquisition. To the extent that additional shares of common stock are issued, the Company's stockholders would experience dilution of their ownership interests in the Company. Additionally, if the Company issues a substantial number of shares of common stock in connection with or following an Acquisition, a change in control of the Company may occur which may affect, among other things, the Company's ability to utilize net operating loss carry forwards, if any. Furthermore, the issuance of a substantial number of shares of common stock may adversely affect prevailing market prices, if any, for the common stock and could impair the Company's ability to raise additional capital through the sale of its equity securities. The Company may use consultants and other third parties providing goods and services. These consultants or third parties may be paid in cash, stock, options or other securities of the Company. The Company may in the future need to raise additional funds by selling securities of the Company which may involve substantial additional dilution to the investors.
The Uncertain Structure of an Acquisition May Result in Risks Relating to the Market for the Company's Common Stock
The Company may form one or more subsidiary entities to effect an acquisition and may, under certain circumstances, distribute the securities of subsidiaries to the stockholders of the Company. There cannot be any assurance that a market would develop for the securities of any subsidiary distributed to stockholders or, if it did, any assurance as to the prices at which such securities might trade.
The Company Expects to Pay No Cash Dividends
The Company does not expect to pay dividends to the holders of common stock. The payment of dividends, if any, will be contingent upon the Company's revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements, and general financial condition. The payment of any dividends will be within the discretion of the Company's then Board of Directors. The Company presently intends to retain all earnings, if any, to implement its business plan, accordingly, the Board of Directors does not anticipate declaring any dividends to the holders of common stock in the foreseeable future.
Indemnification of Officers and Directors
The Company's Certificate of Incorporation provides for the indemnification of its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of Delaware. It is possible that the indemnification obligations imposed under these provisions could result in a charge against the Company's earnings and thereby affect the availability of funds for other uses by the Company.
Taxation Considerations May Impact the Structure of an Acquisition and Post-merger Liabilities
Federal and state tax consequences will, in all likelihood, be major considerations for the Company in consummating an acquisition. The structure of an acquisition or the distribution of securities to stockholders may result in taxation of the Company, the target or stockholders. Typically, these transactions may be structured to result in tax-free treatment to both companies, pursuant to various federal and state tax provisions. The Company intends to structure any acquisition so as to minimize the federal and state tax consequences to both the Company and the target. Management cannot assure that an acquisition will meet the statutory requirements for a tax-free reorganization, or that the parties will obtain the intended tax-free treatment upon a transfer of stock or assets. A non-qualifying reorganization could result in the imposition of both federal and state taxes, which may have an adverse effect on both parties to the transaction.
The Company May Be Deemed an Investment Company and Subjected to Related Restrictions
The regulatory scope of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act"), which was enacted principally for the purpose of regulating vehicles for pooled investments in securities, extends generally to companies engaged primarily in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading in securities. The Investment Company Act may, however, also be deemed to be applicable to a company which does not intend to be characterized as an investment company but which, nevertheless, engages in activities which may be deemed to be within the definitional scope of certain provisions of the Investment Company Act. The Company believes that its anticipated principal activities, which will involve acquiring control of an operating company, will not subject the Company to regulation under the Investment Company Act. Nevertheless, there can be no assurance that the Company will not be deemed to be an investment company. If the Company is deemed to be an investment company, the Company may become subject to certain restrictions relating to the Company's activities, including restrictions on the nature of its investments and the issuance of securities. In addition, the Investment Company Act imposes certain requirements on companies deemed to be within its regulatory scope, including registration as an investment company, adoption of a specific form of corporate structure and compliance with certain burdensome reporting, record keeping, voting, proxy, disclosure and other rules and regulations. In the event of the characterization of the Company as an investment company, the inability of the Company to satisfy such regulatory requirements, whether on a timely basis or at all, would, under certain circumstances, have a material adverse effect on the Company.
You Should Not Rely on Forward-Looking Statements Because They Are Inherently Uncertain
This document contains certain forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. We use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this document. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks faced by us as described on the preceding pages and elsewhere in this document.
We believe it is important to communicate our expectations to our investors. However, there may be events in the future that we are not able to predict accurately or over which we have no control. The risk factors listed above, as well as any cautionary language in this document, provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations we describe in our forward-looking statements. Before you invest in our common stock, you should be aware that the occurrence of the events described in these risk factors and elsewhere in this document could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price.