Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(2) Summary of Significant Accounting Policies


  (a) Basis of presentation


The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information as found in the Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) and Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements include all normal and recurring adjustments (which consist primarily of accruals, estimates and assumptions that impact the unaudited interim financial statements) considered necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of June 30, 2020 and its results of operations and cash flows for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements presented herein do not contain the required disclosures under GAAP for annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the annual audited financial statements and related notes of Sonnet as of and for the year ended September 30, 2019 included within the Company’s prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 11, 2020.


  (b) Consolidation


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


  (c) Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and assumptions are periodically reviewed, and the effects of revisions are reflected in the consolidated financial statements in the period they are determined to be necessary.


  (d) Property and Equipment


Property and equipment are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense is recognized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the asset. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance that do not extend the estimated useful life or improve an asset are expensed as incurred. Upon retirement or sale, the cost and related accumulated depreciation and amortization of assets disposed of are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gain or loss is included in the statement of operations. As of June 30, 2020, the property and equipment balance was comprised of leasehold improvements and computer equipment associated with the Princeton office lease discussed in Note 7.


  (e) Net loss per share


Basic loss per share of common stock is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period and potential shares of common stock that are exercisable for little or no consideration. Included in basic weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2020 are the Series B warrants and certain warrants issued to the spin-off entity with exercise prices of $0.0001 and $0.01 per share, respectively. Diluted loss per share of common stock includes the effect, if any, from the potential exercise or conversion of securities, such convertible promissory notes and common stock warrants which would result in the issuance of incremental shares of common stock. For diluted net loss per share, the weighted-average number of shares of common stock is the same for basic net loss per share due to the fact that when a net loss exists, dilutive securities are not included in the calculation as the impact is anti-dilutive.


The following potentially dilutive securities have been excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding, as they would be anti-dilutive:


    June 30, 2020  
Warrants     105,812  
Legacy Chanticleer warrants     20,180  
Series A warrants     3,300,066  


No anti-dilutive shares existed at June 30, 2019.


  (f) Segment information


Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise about which separate discrete information is available for evaluation by the chief operating decision maker, or decision-making group, in deciding how to allocate resources in assessing performance. The Company views and manages its business in one segment.


  (g) Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases, which requires a lessee to record a right-of-use asset and a corresponding lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. 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 standard was effective for the Company beginning October 1, 2019. See Note 7 for further discussion of adoption of ASU 2016-02.


In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Disclosure Framework- Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurements, which changes the fair value measurement disclosure requirements of ASC 820. The goal of the ASU is to improve the effectiveness of ASC 820’s disclosure requirements. The standard is applicable to public business entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those years. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the adoption of this standard on its related disclosures.