Nature of business and summary of significant accounting policies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|Nature of business and summary of significant accounting policies
|Nature of business and summary of significant accounting policies
Nature of the Business
Better Choice Company Inc. is a growing animal health and wellness company focused on providing pet products and services that help dogs and cats live healthier, happier and longer lives. The Company sells its product offering under the Halo and TruDog brands, which have a long history of providing high quality products to pet parents. The Company believes its portfolio of brands are well-positioned to benefit from the trends of growing pet humanization and an increased consumer focus on health and wellness, and the Company has adopted a laser focused, channel-specific approach to growth that is driven by new product innovation. The Company has a broad portfolio of over 100 active premium and super-premium animal health and wellness products for dogs and cats sold under its Halo, and TruDog brands across multiple forms, including foods, treats, toppers, dental products, chews, grooming products and supplements. The products consist of naturally formulated premium kibble and canned dog and cat food, freeze-dried raw dog food and treats, vegan dog food and treats, oral care products, supplements and grooming aids. The core products sold under the Halo brand are sustainably sourced, derived from real whole meat and no rendered meat meal and include non-genetically modified fruits and vegetables. The core products sold under the TruDog brand are made according to the Company's nutritional philosophy of fresh, meat-based nutrition and minimal processing.
Basis of Presentation
The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial reports and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). Results of operations for interim periods may not be representative of results to be expected for the full year.
Certain reclassifications have been made to conform the prior period data to the current presentation. These reclassifications had no material effect on the reported results.
These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes in the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC.
The financial statements are presented on a consolidated basis subsequent to acquisitions and include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting periods. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. On an ongoing basis, the Company evaluates these assumptions, judgments and estimates. Actual results may differ from these estimates.
In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations and comprehensive loss for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the financial position as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 and the cash flows for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.
Going Concern Considerations
The Company is subject to risks common in the pet wellness consumer market including, but not limited to, dependence on key personnel, competitive forces, successful marketing and sale of its products, the successful protection of its proprietary technologies, ability to grow into new markets, and compliance with government regulations. As of March 31, 2021, the Company has not experienced a significant adverse impact to its business, financial condition or cash flows resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, uncertainties regarding the continued economic impact of COVID-19 are likely to result in sustained market turmoil which could also negatively impact the Company's business, financial condition, and cash flows in the future. The Company has continually incurred losses and has an accumulated deficit. The Company continues to rely on current investors and the public markets to finance these losses through debt and/or equity issuances. These operating losses, working capital deficit and the outstanding debt create substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of twelve months from the date these condensed consolidated financial statements are issued.
The Company is implementing plans to achieve cost savings and other strategic objectives to address these conditions. The Company expects cost savings from consolidation of third-party manufacturers, optimizing shipping and warehousing as well as overhead cost reductions. The business is focused on successful completion of capital raises and growing the most profitable channels while reducing investments in areas that are not expected to have long-term benefits. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and payments of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. Accordingly, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of asset carrying amounts or the amount of and classification of liabilities that may result should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
For additional information, please refer to our most recently filed Annual Report regarding the Company's summary of significant accounting policies.
New Accounting Standards
ASU 2020-03 “Codification Improvements to Financial Instruments”
In March 2020, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2020-03, Codification Improvement to Financial Instruments. This ASU improves and clarifies various financial instruments topics, including the current expected credit losses standard issued in 2016. The ASU includes seven different issues that describe the areas of improvement and the related amendments to GAAP, intended to make the standards easier to understand and apply by eliminating inconsistencies and providing clarifications. The amendments have different effective dates, some of which were effective for the Company beginning on January 1, 2021. The amendments adopted did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2019-12 “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes” (“ASU 2019-12”), which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. This new guidance was effective for the Company beginning on January 1, 2021 and did not have an impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
Issued but not yet adopted
ASU 2016-13 “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326)”
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 “Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326),” a new standard to replace the incurred loss impairment methodology under current GAAP with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. The standard is effective for the Company on January 1, 2023, and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the new standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2020-04 “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848), Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting”
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This ASU provides optional expedient and exceptions for applying generally accepted accounting principles to contracts, hedging relationships, and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. In response to the concerns about structural risks of interbank offered rates (IBORs) and, particularly, the risk of cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), regulators in several jurisdictions around the world have undertaken reference rate reform initiatives to identify alternative reference rates that are more observable or transaction based and less susceptible to manipulation. The ASU provides companies with optional guidance to ease the potential accounting burden associated with transitioning away from reference rates that are expected to be discontinued. The ASU can be adopted no later than December 1, 2022 with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the standard will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
ASU 2020-06 "Debt — Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40), Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity
In August 2020, FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt - Debt with Conversion and other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging - Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity's Own Equity. This ASU reduces the number of accounting models for convertible instruments, amends diluted EPS calculations for convertible instruments, and amends the requirements for a contract (or embedded derivative) that is potentially settled in an entity’s own shares to be classified in equity. This standard is effective for the Company beginning on January 1, 2024 with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this standard on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.