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Significant Accounting Policies

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Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
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Basis of presentation

 

The consolidated condensed interim financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and are presented in United States dollars. The functional currency of the Company and each of its subsidiaries is the United States dollar.

 

The accompanying consolidated condensed interim financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DelMar BC, Callco, and Exchangeco. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

 

The principal accounting policies applied in the preparation of these financial statements are set out below and have been consistently applied to all periods presented.

 

Unaudited interim financial data

 

The accompanying unaudited September 30, 2017 consolidated condensed interim balance sheet, the consolidated condensed interim statements of loss and comprehensive loss for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, and consolidated condensed cash flows for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, and the related interim information contained within the notes to the consolidated condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and the notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of the Company as at June 30, 2017 included in our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2017. In the opinion of management, the unaudited consolidated condensed interim financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal and recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair statement of the Company’s financial position at September 30, 2017 and results of its operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, and its cash flows for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016. The results for three months ended September 30, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 or for any other future annual or interim period.

 

Use of estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated condensed interim financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions about future events that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, expenses, contingent assets and contingent liabilities as at the end of, or during, the reporting period. Actual results could significantly differ from those estimates. Significant areas requiring management to make estimates include the derivative liability, the valuation of equity instruments issued for services, and clinical trial accruals. There have been no changes to the methodology used in determining these estimates from the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

 

Loss per share

 

Loss per share is calculated based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. For the three month period ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 diluted loss per share does not differ from basic loss per share since the effect of the Company’s warrants and stock options are anti-dilutive. At September 30, 2017, potential common shares of 15,028,906 (2016 – 4,528,040) relating to warrants, 1,300,850 (2016 – 856,250) relating to stock options, and 2,202,792 (2016 – 2,255,605) relating to the Series B convertible preferred stock were excluded from the calculation of net loss per common share because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements

 

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) or other standard setting bodies that are adopted by the Company as of the specified effective date.

 

Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-11 — I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features, II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception

 

The amendments in this update are intended to reduce the complexity associated with the accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. Specifically, a down round feature would no longer cause a freestanding equity-linked financial instrument (or an embedded conversion option) to be accounted for as a derivative liability at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in current earnings. In addition, the indefinite deferral of certain provisions of Topic 480 have been re-characterized to a scope exception. The re-characterization has no accounting effect. ASU 2017-11 is effective for public business entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated, condensed financial statements.

 

ASU 2016-09 —Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.

 

The amendments in this update change existing guidance related to accounting for employee share-based payments affecting the income tax consequences of awards, classification of awards as equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. The Company has adopted this standard as of its September 30, 2017 quarter end.

 

ASU 2016-02 — Leases (Topic 842).

 

The new standard establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the consolidated balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the consolidated income statement. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for lessees for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard.

 

ASU No. 2016-01 — Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities.

 

The updated guidance enhances the reporting model for financial instruments, and requires entities to use the exit price notion when measuring the fair value of financial instruments for disclosure purposes, and the separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by measurement category and form of financial asset (i.e., securities or loans and receivables) on the balance sheet or the accompanying notes to the financial statements. The guidance is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company is currently assessing this standard for its impact on future reporting periods.