Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Basis of Presentation and Nature of Operations

Basis of Presentation and Nature of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 1 — Basis of Presentation and Nature of Operations
As used herein, the terms the “Company,” “Edison Nation” “we,” “us,” “our” and similar refer to Edison Nation, Inc., a Nevada corporation incorporated on July 18, 2017 under the laws of the State of Nevada as Idea Lab X Products, Inc. and also formerly known as Xspand Products Lab, Inc. prior to its name change on September 12, 2018,
and/or its wholly-owned and majority-owned operating subsidiaries, and/or where applicable, its management.
Edison Nation is a vertically-integrated, end-to-end, consumer product research & development, manufacturing, sales and fulfillment company. The Company’s proprietary web-enabled platform provides a low risk, high reward platform and process to connect innovators of new product ideas with potential licensees.
As of December 31, 2018, Edison Nation, Inc. had five wholly-owned subsidiaries: S.R.M. Entertainment Limited (“SRM”), Ferguson Containers, Inc. (“Fergco”), CBAV1, LLC (“CB1”), Pirasta, LLC and Edison Nation Holdings, LLC. Edison Nation, Inc. owns 72.15% of Cloud B, Inc. and 50% of Best Party Concepts, LLC. Edison Nation Holdings, LLC is the single member of Edison Nation, LLC and Everyday Edisons, LLC. Edison Nation, LLC is the single member of Safe TV Shop, LLC. Cloud B, Inc. owns 100% of Cloud B UK and Cloud B Australia.
On February 14, 2018, the Company effected a one-for-3.333333 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock. All share information has been retroactively restated to reflect the aforementioned reverse stock split.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, our operations lost approximately $4,600,000 of which approximately $3,700,000 was non-cash and approximately $900,000 related to transaction costs and non-recurring items.
At December 31, 2018,  we had total current assets of $5,465,484 and current liabilities of $8,878,936 resulting in  negative working capital of $3,413,452, of which approximately $3,800,000 related to unsecured trade payables assumed in our Cloud B acquisition. In February 2019, our consolidating subsidiary, CBAV1, LLC, foreclosed on its promissory note it held that was secured by Cloud B, Inc.’s assets making any payments of the Cloud B trade payables unlikely. At December 31, 2018, we had total assets of $28,888,588 and total liabilities of $12,948,949 resulting in stockholders’ equity of $15,939,639.
The foregoing factors raised substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company’s ability to attract significant new sources of capital, attain a reasonable threshold of operating efficiencies and achieve profitable operations from the sale of its products. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.
Management has considered possible mitigating factors within our management plan on our ability to continue for at least a year from the date these financial statements are filed. The following items are management plans to alleviate any going concern issues:
  · Raise further capital through the sale of addition equity
  · Borrow money under debt securities.
  · The deferral of payments to related party debt holders for both principal of $932,701 and related interest expense ($239,885 in 2018).
  · Cost saving initiatives related to synergies and the elimination of redundant costs of approximately $500,000
  · Possible sale of certain brands to other manufacturers.