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Datasea Inc.(the "Company" or "Datasea") is a publicly traded entity with the ticker symbol DTSS on the Nasdaq Capital Market. It was incorporated in Nevadaon September 26, 2014. As a holding company with no material operations, the Company conducts a majority of business through the organizations established in the People's Republic of China, or the PRC, primarily by variable interest entity (the "VIE"). The Company does not have any equity ownership of its VIE, instead it controls and receives economic benefits of the VIE's business operations through certain contractual arrangements. 24
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Shuhai Information Technology Co., Ltd.("Shuhai Beijing"), the VIE that holds its six subsidiaries, possesses cutting-edge products and solutions in three industries: 5G messaging, acoustic intelligence and smart city. Up to date, Shuhai Beijing and its subsidiaries own 9 Patents and 47 Software Copyrights, with 12 patents applications pending in core technologies to empower and grow our business.
5G Messaging: With the wide acceptance of 5G applications in the nation, in addition to the competitive products and services, well-constructed business model and abundant external resources, Shuhai Beijing's 5G messaging sales revenue increased more than 900% this quarter, compared with the immediate prior quarter ended
September 30, 2021, representing nine-month consecutive growth. The message marketing cloud platform ("5G MMCP") invented and developed internally is based on big data management with the function of one-stop feature provider through precise SAAS value-added service, Chatbot, data monetization, and message marketing to solve the pain points of industry development and to meet the diversified needs of customers. Since 2021, as a leading service provider in the field of 5G messaging domestically, Shuhai Beijing has been engaged by 100+ institutional clients for services from express delivery, catering, tourism, e-commerce, financing, and technology industry to establish 5G MMCP. They demonstrate Shuhai Beijing's business capabilities and the recognition of the 5G messaging cloud platform by the market. Shuhai Beijing not only provides 5G messaging services to a broad range of institutional customers but also has begun to become one of the core suppliers to assist clients to reach hundreds of millions of mobile phone terminal users in China. According to the news published by Dao Insights on October 4, 2021, the 5G messaging market size of Chinais estimated to be 300 billion RMB( $46.54 billion) over the next 5 to 7 years. Management believes this is due to the central-government-level policy such as 14th Five Year Plan or Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Promoting and Acceleratingthe Application of 5G for the purpose of reaching the goal of Industry 4.0. Shuhai Beijing cooperates with the National Engineering Laboratory for Logistics Information Technology(" National Engineering Laboratory"), being led by YTO Express , to jointly promote the formulation of 5G Messaging standards in the express industry and draft General Technical Requirements for 5G Messaging Application in Express Industry in China. Shuhai Beijing becomes a key player in the 5G messaging business and is one of the directors in the 5G Message Working Groupof the Academy of Information and Communicationsof the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a CSP partner of the three major operators, a member of the China Communications Enterprise Association, a provider of the TencentEnterprise Microservice, third place in the 4th National "Blooming Cup" 5G Application Competition, and a member of China Express Association. Being a key player in the 5G messaging business and having the wide product suitability for businesses in different industries may help Shuhai Beijing to continue
its growth. Acoustic Intelligence: Compared with the wide recognition of 5G messaging market potential, Shuhai Beijing and its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Shuhai Jingwei (Shenzhen) Information Technology Co., Ltd.("Shuhai Jingwei"), demonstrates its vision and ability to stay ahead of the emerging market trends in acoustic intelligence. Shuhai Jingwei commits to tap acoustic intelligence's full business potential and wields acoustic intelligence across industries in meaningful ways. It sets the goal to become a leading technology and product provider in the field of acoustic intelligence in Chinaand worldwide. Shuhai Beijing has entered into partnerships with top notch institutions in this area and equipped itself with solid R&D capability. Recently, Shuhai Beijing released China'sinaugural white paper " Industry Developmentand Technology Application of Acoustic Intelligence in China," with co-authors, Institute of Cloud Computing and Big Data, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. The white paper dives into the current and future application cases of acoustic intelligence in Chinaand outlines the introduction of acoustic intelligence, technology development, commercial applications and industrial outlook to provide technical insights and guide industry development. According to the "Feasibility Study Report on China'sAcoustic Device Market 2021-2025" released by Newsijie Research Center, China'sacoustic device market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6% and reach RMB 46 billion(approximately $7.23 billion) by 2025. 25 Shuhai Jingwei, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shuhai Beijing, runs the acoustic intelligence business in the Bay Areaof Canton- Hong Kong- Macaowhere is an industry cluster for the benefit of improving the core technology, production, marketing, and logistic. To date, Shuhai Jingwei has completed the technology development, product design, supply chain management and promotion plans for a series of acoustic hardware products in six major industries and application areas, including but not limited to healthcare, medical beauty, environmental protection and agriculture. The four flagship products, including Tianer voice recognition alarm, Ultrasonic sound sterilization and antivirus equipment, Directional sound recognizer, and Brain refreshing acoustic equipment, are expected to be introduced to the market in fiscal year of 2022. Digital Smart City: Shuhai Beijing possesses acoustic, non-visual, and visual intelligent algorithms (face recognition). The artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis capabilities are combined, so the solutions are not only providing visibility but also identifying behavioral patterns. In addition, Shuhai Beijing and its subsidiary, Guozhong Haoze (Beijing) Technology Ltd.("Guozhong Haoze") establish five major business service systems which are digital economy, digital government, digital culture, digital society, and digital ecology and using the three major middle-end platforms to support modern digital city business: big data platform, IoT platform and digital twin. It has realized the three-dimensional perception of urban full-time space elements, the application support of full-service systems, and the intelligent coordinated command of all scenarios, achieving refined urban governance, scientific auxiliary decision-making, and digital industrial development. Shuhai Beijing and Guozhong Haoze facilitates the construction of China'sdigital smart city by providing a digital smart city application platform that meets the needs of residential communities, schools, and commercial enterprises in the Chinese
market. Recent Developments 1. 5G Messaging Business Shuhai Beijing's flagship product in 5G messaging is an intelligent and all-in-one 5G MMCP. This comprehensive and integrated message-marketing platform includes messaging channels, different industry and business templates, marketing tools and analytics builders. Relying on the operator's SMS channel and information flow on the internet, the 5G MMCP aims to unify customer and prospect marketing signals in a single view with functions like precise SaaS value-added services, data monetization and message-marketing. By leveraging big data and artificial intelligence technology, the platform uses real-time data-driven insights and targeted 5G messaging to engage, convert, and nurture buyer relationships. The recent product upgrade has enabled users in different channels including SMS, email, WeChat, applet, APP Push, and third-party tools can all be reached out and managed through an Integrated 5G message marketing cloud platform ("5G IMMCP"). 1.A. Business developments:
The recent business developments indicate the Company’s progress in client
acquisition, product upgrade, marketing and sales efforts and industry
October 2021, Shuhai Beijing, along with the controlled subsidiary Shuhai Zhangxun Information Technology Co., Ltd.("Shuhai Zhangxun"), signed a $3.87 millionprocurement contract for Short Message Services ("SMS") with Liangzi Xuntong Technology Co., Ltd.("Liangzi Xuntong"), and a $4.67 millioncontract with Jiangxi Zhouwang Network Technology Co., Ltd.("Jiangxi Zhouwang"). The above deals not only show the promising prospect of Shuhai Beijing's 5G messaging business strategy but also strengthen our core business and position Dataseafor long-term sustainable growth. In November 2021, Shuhai Zhangxun entered into a $378,000procurement contract for Cloud Transformation Services (the "Cloud Services or Value-added service ") with China Mobile Communications Group Guangdong Co., Ltd. GuangzhouBranch ("China Mobile Guangzhou Branch"). The service will last until September 2022. It shows that we can provide cloud-based enterprise solutions based on our 5G technologies, and the synergies effect among our three business units will be more apparent. Leveraging the Shuhai Beijing's proprietary technologies in smart security and big data, we'll expand product coverage in Information and Communications Technology projects and 5G messaging-related fields. We could help more companies make great use of 5G technologies with our solutions and empower their business developments in the long run. 26 In November 2021, Tianyi Video Media ("Tianyi"), one of China Telecom's subsidiaries with industry leading video content aggregation and distribution platform, became Shuhai Zhangxun's customer. The amount of agreement reached $1.5 million. Tianyi forms a video content subscription based, video live broadcast, video cloud service, and video data consulting business model for collaborative development of multiple businesses. To promote the Tianyi membership service and increase the subscription, Shuhai Zhangxuncustomizes the 5G messaging services to meet its needs. Services include product design & planning, user experience optimization, client targeting, personalized communication, and customer reach expansion. This is another demonstration, which shows that the Shuhai Zhangxun's business capabilities and recognition of the 5G messaging cloud platform by the market. Shuhai Zhangxun not only provides 5G messaging services to a broad range of institutional customers but also has begun to become one of the core suppliers to assist companies to reach hundreds of millions of mobile phone users in Chinavia 5G messaging. In December 2021, Shuhai Beijing and Shuhai Zhangxun assisted ZTO Express ("ZTO"), one of the leading logistics companies in Chinato complete the first placement order through 5G messaging services in express delivery industry. The order marked the readiness for commercial use of the 5G messaging services Shuhai Zhangxun developed for ZTO. Shuhai Zhangxun has sent out 5 million 5G messages to customers in Jiangsu Provincesince the pilot service launch. In January 2022, Shuhai Zhangxun signed a $111,000agreement with China Mobile Communications Group Jiangsu Co. Ltd., NanjingBranch ("CMCG"). The Company will provide 5G messaging services for the financial data middle-office project of Beijing Datang Gaohong Data Network Technology Co., Ltd., including 5G IMMCP and private cloud platform integrated financial big data middle-office. The contract period is one year. Approximately $1 million( RMB6.59 million) has been received as of January 27, 2022. This order not only is an important project in the Company's 5G messaging financial sector, but also heralds the approach of full commercialization of 5G messaging. 1.B. Product upgrades: The recent product upgrades were mainly focused on: 1) Upgraded the 5G message marketing cloud platform ("5G MMCP") to an Integrated 5G message marketing cloud platform ("5G IMMCP"), expanding connection with existing clients through accesses such as SMS, email, WeChat, applet, APP Push and third-party tools and manage users from different platforms all in one 5G IMMCP; 2) Optimizing the system and communication and enhancing the customer experiences by adding functions in 5G IMMCP including CRM iteration, configuration center, open center iteration, and message center iteration;3) deliver customized solutions to over 20 institutional clients spanning across industries including e-commerce, tourism and hospitality and manufacturing.
1.C. Marketing and sales expansion:
Zhangxun were engaged in various contracts that were related to SMS, 5G IMMCP
and value-added services, involving a total contract value of approximately
? Major customers include:
Those continuing demonstration shows Shuhai Beijing and Shuhai Zhangxun’s
business capabilities and recognition of the 5G messaging business by the
market. It not only provides 5G messaging services to a broad range of
institutional customers but also has begun to become one of the core suppliers
to assist companies to reach hundreds of millions of mobile phone users
27 1.D. Industry recognition: Shuhai Beijing and Shuhai Zhangxun is becoming a key player in the 5G messaging and initiating the industry efforts to promote 5G messaging R&D and application. Examples include: 1) Shuhai Beijing added more prestigious companies, such as
Zhejiang Cainiao Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd,. ("Cainiao"), Alibabalogistics arm, jointly in the formulation of the 5G Messaging standards in the express industry. 2) Shuhai Zhangxun speeded up the introduction of 5G messaging application standards in the express industry and co-hosted the first workshop with leading Top 10 Chinese express companies and three major operators. Participants drafted the "General Technical Requirements for 5G Messaging Application in Express Industry" version 1.0; 3) Shuhai Zhangxun's 5G messaging solution was promoted by China Mobile as a top ten 5G messaging application and conducts an online promotion. 2. Acoustic Intelligence Shuhai Beijing and Shuhai Jingwei commit to tap acoustic intelligence's full business potential and wield acoustic intelligence across industries in meaningful ways. We are determined to become a leading technology and product provider in the field of acoustic intelligence in Chinaand worldwide. The research and development of technology play a vital role for us and are what make us different. 2.A. Business developments: As the core platform of the acoustic intelligence business, Shenzhen Jingwei, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shuhai Beijing, strengthens the research, product, and marketing areas in addition to taking advantage of the well-developed industrial chain atmosphere in the Canton so called Greater Bay Areawhere sits the hub of technology development, product finalization, supply chain construction, and marketing planning of a series of acoustic hardware smart products. The first batch of four core products including sound-effect sterilization, anti-virus (acoustic health) , and Tianer voice recognition alarm (acoustic security) will be introduced to the market right after completing laboratory test and user (Qingdao Port, Beijing Free Trade Zone, etc.) pilot experience, then mass production will be followed. 2.B. Product updates:
To date, Shuhai Beijing and Shuhai Jingwei prepared four flagship products to unfold the commercial possibilities of acoustic intelligence in the most wanted areas like health, security, and environment protection. The four flagship products are 1) ultrasonic sound sterilization and antivirus equipment, the first-ever sterilization and antivirus equipment that combines ultrasonic sound effects with optics to address the Covid-19 sparked disinfecting needs; 2) shuhai Jingwei Tianer voice recognition alarm, a product processing real-time sound data necessary to conduct early warning analysis, and actively respond to the emergency incidents and threats; 3) Shuhai Jingwei directional sound recognizer, a product tackle with noise pollution and can be applied in personal and public situations; and 4) sound effect refreshing directional sound device, a product help integrating ultrasound, low frequency, electromagnetic waves, music, and voice interaction to deliver customizable experience good for well-being. The four flagship products have produced samples, completed laboratory tests and user pilot tests, entered mass production to varying degrees, and are expected to be introduced to the market in the fiscal year
of 2022. 2.C. Industry recognition: In January, Shuhai Beijing released
China'sinaugural white paper with co-authors, Institute of Cloud Computing and Big Data, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology to uncover detailed facts and compelling analyses of the acoustic-intelligence technology, commercial applications, and the industry outlook. Shuhai Beijing dives deeply into the current and future use cases of acoustic intelligence in Chinaand outlines the introduction of acoustic intelligence, technology development, commercial applications and industry outlook to provide technical insights and guide industry development. In addition, China'sacoustic-intelligent industry is under rapid expansion. In the future, acoustic intelligence will be more mature with extensive applications. With the integration of acoustic intelligence, scenario-based solutions will be enhanced. Technological progress will unlock tremendous business opportunities and potentials in real economy. 28 3. Smart City business Shuhai Beijing and Guozhong Haoze have visual intelligent algorithms such as face recognition, as well as cutting-edge acoustic and non-visual intelligent algorithms. It combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analysis capabilities so that its solutions not only provide visibility but also identify behavioral patterns. In addition, Shuhai Beijing and Guozhong Haoze have established three major middle-end platforms that support modern digital smart city business: big data platform, IoT platform, and digital twin. It has realized the three-dimensional perception of urban full-time and space elements, the application support of full-service systems; the intelligent coordinated command of all scenarios, achieving refined urban governance, scientific auxiliary decision-making, and digital industrial development. Shuhai Beijing and Guozhong Haoze will help the construction of China'sdigital smart city and continue to provide a digital smart city application platform that meets the needs of residential communities, schools and commercial enterprises in the
Chinese market. 3.A. Recent Developments: On
October 28, 2021, Shuhai Beijing and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Guozhong Haoze (Beijing) Technology Ltd.("Guozhong Haoze") signed a purchase order with Eastcom Smart Chain for the food safety supervision system of the Smart Canteen of Heze No. 1 Middle Schoolin Shandong Provincewith an amount of approximately $2,900( RMB 18,670). So far, all payment has been received, hardware has been installed, and the follow-up is the deployment & training of the software. On December 2021, Shuhai Beijing and Guozhong Haoze executed two sales contracts with Tianjin Youwei Electronic Engineering Co., Ltdand Yucang Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.for smart community solutions with an amount of approximately $30,928( RMB 204,124.99). So far, all payments have been received, hardware has been installed, and the follow-up is the deployment & training of the software. We will continue to provide more services for community intelligence and epidemic prevention and control. 3.B. Product updates: Shuhai Beijing and its subsidiaries laid out a series of upgrades in: 1) providing an integrated smart system, Smart Canteen and Food safety supervision system for schools, consisting of hardware and software, to monitor real-time food preparation, enhance the nutrition analysis and tracking, improve communication with parents and eventually help schools promote food safety; 2) improving smart security system for Harbin No. 73 Middle Schooland adding functions like real-time monitoring, personnel screening, and epidemic prevention etc. on the basis of the original system and modules, supplemented by the self-developed IOT technology and structural model of the Internet of Things, the smart security application of the unified cloud of terminal equipment information is realized.; 3) establishing an online office smart OA system for China Chongqing Construction Engineering Groupwith China United Network Communications Group to improve efficiency and promote team collaboration.
During the quarter ended
newly-registered software copyrights and patents were as follows:
Certification Certificate No. Softcopy
Ruan Zhu Deng ZiCampus intelligent acoustic warning system V2.0 No.8580724
Intelligent acoustic warning system V2.0 in healthcare
Intelligent acoustic warning system for public places V2.0
No.8580552 Natatorium intelligent acoustic warning system V2.0
Ruan Zhu Deng
No.8580686 Home Intelligent acoustic warning system V2.0
Ruan Zhu Deng
No.8580685 Hotel intelligent acoustic warning system V2.0
Ruan Zhu Deng
A multi-role login method of Android program based on Patent No.4842116
The invention discloses an adaptive distributed audio alarm Patent No.4869071
method and system
29 Going Concern
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. For the six months ended
December 31, 2021and 2020, the Company had a net loss of approximately $3.11 millionand $1.83 million, respectively. For the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, the Company had a net loss of approximately $1.68 millionand $0.96 million, respectively. The Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $15.18 millionas of December 31, 2021, and negative cash flow from operating activities of approximately $3.82 millionand $1.85 millionfor the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The historical operating results indicate the Company has recurring losses from operations which raise the question related to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. There can be no assurance the Company will become profitable or obtain necessary financing for its business or that it will be able to continue in business. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties. On July 20, 2021, the Company sold 2,436,904 shares of common stock at $3.48per share. The net proceeds from the transactions were approximately $7,640,000, after deducting offering costs, which mitigates the liquidity concern and the initial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. In addition, the Company's continued promotion of the customers and revenues increase brought about by the 5G messaging business will also provide a stable cash flow guarantee for the Company's subsequent development to a large extent. If deemed necessary, management could raise additional funds by way of private or public offerings, or by obtaining loans from banks or others, to support the Company's research and development ("R&D"), procurement, marketing and daily operation. While management of the Company believes in the viability of its strategy to generate sufficient revenues and its ability to raise additional funds on reasonable terms and conditions, there can be no assurances to that effect. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern depends upon the Company's ability to further implement its business plan and generate sufficient revenue and its ability to raise additional funds by way of a public or private offering. There can be no assurance the Company will be successful in any future fund raising. In the event that the Company requires additional funding to finance its operations, the Company's major shareholders have indicated their intent and ability to provide such financial support. Based on the Company's most recent cash flows projection and working capital requirements, management of the Company believes that the Company will be able to continue to operate as a going concern in the foreseeable future and it will have sufficient working capital to meet its operating needs for at least the next 12 months. Results of Operations
Comparison of the six months ended
The following table sets forth the results of our operations for the six months ended
December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively, indicated as a percentage of net sales. Certain columns may not add up due to rounding. % of % of 2021 Revenues 2020 Revenues Revenues $ 9,650,609 $ 135,239Cost of revenues 9,340,715 97 % 57,013 42 % Gross profit 309,894 3 % 78,226 58 % Selling expenses 386,991 4 % 174,036 129 %
Research and development 719,571 7 % 329,235 243 % General and administrative expenses 2,618,280 27 % 1,431,972 1,059 % Total operating expenses 3,724,842 39 % 1,935,243 1,431 % Loss from operations (3,414,948 ) (35 )% (1,857,017 ) (1,373 )% Non-operating income (expense), net 38,140 0.4 % (10,398 ) (8 )% Loss before income taxes (3,376,808 ) (35 )% (1,867,415 ) (1,381 )% Income tax expense - - % - - % Loss before noncontrolling interest (3,376,808 ) (35 )% (1,867,415 ) (1,381 )% Less: loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (258,281 ) (3 )% (36,555 ) (27 )% Net loss to the Company
$ (3,118,527 )(32 )%
(1,830,860 ) (1,354 )% Revenues The total revenue of
$9,650,609and $135,239was generated for the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The increase in the revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2021was mainly due to the expansion of 5G messaging business, especially 5G SMS, integrated 5G IMMCP and 5G multi-media video messaging technology system ("Value-added service"). The income is based on the fee to charge on number of messages have been sent. In the same period of the last fiscal year, sales were solely from smart city business including face recognition terminals and related devices to schools or residential communities in China. 30 From July 2021to December 2021, the Company generated a revenue of $9,650,609, consisting of 5G business with an amount of $9,616,811.12, including $7,786,104.56from 5G SMS, $1,830,706.56from 5G IMMCP mobile projects on the cloud as value-added service, and $33,797.88from smart city projects. The Company's three major business lines have started full operations and the 5G messaging business is developing rapidly with a growth rate of more than 900 % compared to the immediate prior quarter ended September 30, 2021. Cost of Revenues
Datasearecorded $9,340,715and $57,013cost of revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020 respectively. For the six months ended December 31, 2021, cost of revenues was mainly the SMS service platform fees to suppliers. For the six months ended December 31, 2020, cost of revenues was the inventory purchase for the products sold. The increase in cost of revenues was mainly due to the expansion into the 5G messaging business and the delivery of services related to the SMS service platform in 2021. Operating costs incurred from July 2021to December 2021were $9,340,715, and cost of 5G messaging service was $9,321,224.15including $7,517,733.48for 5G SMS, $1,803,490.67for 5G IMMCP and mobile on cloud projects, and $19,490.85for smart city projects. These costs were the service procurement costs corresponding to the full operation of the three business lines of the Company. Among them, 5G messaging business has entered a period of rapid growth, and cost of procurement accounts for 80% of the overall procurement cost. Gross Profit Gross profit for the six months ended December 31, 2021was $309,894compared to gross loss of $78,226for the six months ended December 31, 2020, respectively. The generation of gross profit was mainly due to the delivery of services related to the SMS service in 2021. From July to December 2021, the overall gross profit margin was 3.22%, including 3.07% for 5G SMS, 5G IMMCP and mobile projects on cloud, and 42.33% for smart community projects. The Company's smart city business continues to develop. It generates revenue and maintains relatively stable gross profit level.
Currently, the overall gross profit margin of the Company is low due to the
The majority revenue of the Company from July to
December 2021was mainly generated by 5G SMS and 5G IMMCP value-added services. The sales of digital smart city service was only accounted for a very tiny portion while the acoustic intelligence segment is still in the process of product development which hasn't contributed any income this quarter. 31 For 5G SMS and 5G IMMCP and value-added services, the Company formally entered the 5G messaging and its related business market last fiscal year. As the 5G messaging industry is still in an early stage, to attract the initial users, undercut competitions and gain market share as early as possible, the Company adopted a competitive pricing strategy to expand the first-mover advantage. As a result, Shuhai Beijing has been engaged by 100+ institutional clients for services, including establishing cooperation relationships with industry-leading customers such as the top three tech giants Chinamobile, and Chinatelecom subsidiary. As the Company proceeds into the later stage of the 5G messaging business, three factors will help equip the Company with more flexibility in pricing and improving the gross margin: 1) costs will be spread over a larger number of products as the Company keeps scaling the customers and increasing the productivity; 2) growing brand recognition and technology capabilities to serve clients with complex needs will help strengthen the Company's pricing power; 3) after the commercialization of 5G messaging in the Chinese market (expected in the first quarter of 2022), the target customers and product forms will be expanded. For example, the Company will provide the 5G IMMCP as SaaS software, customization and value-added services to improve profit margin. Selling, General and Administrative, and Research and Development Expenses Selling expenses were $386,991and $174,036for the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The increase of $212,955was mainly due to increase in payroll expense related to salespersons of $129,700, increase in technology service fees of $96,100, partly offset by a decrease in meals and entertainment expenses by $9,400and a decrease in travel expense of $3,500. As mentioned, during past two quarters, the majority of revenue was generated by 5G Messaging with the strategy of sharing a higher portion of income with partners from the fee charged through each message has been sent Indeed, in order to expand the sales channel especially acoustic intelligence domestically & internationally, the investment on promotions, distributors, global exhibitions, and related activities will be increased. As the result, the selling expense to total sales is expected to be around the mid-range of industry average for high-growth technology business. The Research & Development cost mainly consists of innovation & creation in both software and hardware to assist communities for addressing safety issues with public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding the Company's leading acoustic intelligent application technologies, and continuing to develop 5G-related products. We incurred R&D expenses of $719,571and $329,235during the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively; a 118% increase on R&D investment. Due to the corporate and business strategies of establishing a spearhead position in the acoustic intelligence segment worldwide, the proper amount of capital budgeting on technological development will be invested over the next three years. Dataseaaims to become one of the companies in Chinato obtain more patents than the research institutions and universities for solving the problems about lacking efficiency transferring intangible assets to economic values. By doing so, the joint research hubs with enterprises possess advanced R&D team both onshore and offshore will be setting up. In addition, the patents that Dataseais pursuing fall into the categories of "innovation" and PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) which are administered by World Intellectual Property Organizationand are recognized globally.
The 4.0 version of 5G MMCP, which is Integrated 5G IMMCP, has been developed in
three phases so far. The development cost paid was
5G IMMCP connects with existing client promotion access such as SMS, email,
WeChat, applet, APP Push and third-party tools, provides unified messaging and
manages aggregated messaging business capabilities.
5G IMMCP mainly targets at: Customers with three or more reach channels, membership system, annual marketing budget of more than
RMB50,000(approximately $7,860) and private operating needs, mainly including government agencies, hospitals, universities and other public institutions with a large demand for notification. 5G IMMCP also aims to meet a large number of marketing needs, private domain operation needs with three to ten stores in the midstream sector (such as eating and drinking physical store chain merchants), online and offline multi-channel operation of brand merchants. General and administration ("G&A") expenses increased $1,186,308, or 83% from $1,431,972during the six months ended December 31, 2020to $2,618,280, during the six months ended December 31, 2021. The increase is attributed to increase in rental expenses by $199,100, increase in payroll expenses by $49,140and increase in professional fees by $960,200, partly offset by a decrease in office expenses by $23,500. The company's setting up subsidiaries in Hangzhouand Shenzhenincreased rent and personnel expenses. In addition, for financing and business expansion, the Company has invested in legal, investment and other professional services to meet the compliance requirements of the SEC, so as to ensure the realization of the Company's strategic goals. 32
Non-operating Income (Expenses), net
Non-operating income was
$38,140for the six months ended December 31, 2021, consisted mainly of interest income $32,893and other income $5,247. For the six months ended December 31, 2020, non-operating expense was $10,398, consisted mainly of other expense $12,202, partially offset by interest income $1,804. Net Loss We generated net losses of $3,118,527and $1,830,860for the six months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The increase in net loss was due mainly to the increase in G&A expenses which partly offset by increase in gross profit as explained above. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the Company will continue to improve the market expansion of its main business, based on existing contracts including smart campuses/canteen systems, smart community systems, 5G messaging, and the market launch of acoustic smart hardware products. The Company's objective is to expand our revenue streams and achieve annual profit in the
new fiscal year. At present, the Company has completed the new strategic positioning and business layout by 2021, forming three main businesses and long-term development plans in smart city, acoustic intelligence and 5G messaging. According to the plan, in 2022, with the introduction of acoustic intelligent hardware products and solutions into the market, and the comprehensive commercialization of
China's5G messaging services in the Chinese market (the Company has signed service agreements with mobile operators, and the development of 5G messaging applications by leading companies in express delivery, catering, medical and tourism industries). More than $17.05 millionworth of 5G messaging business contracts have been signed, which will support the Company to achieve break-even and profitability in 2022. The Company's operations will be in a virtuous circle.
Comparison of the three months ended
The following table sets forth the results of our operations for the three
of net sales. Certain columns may not add up due to rounding.
% of % of 2021 Revenues 2020 Revenues Revenues
$ 8,979,479 $ 126,184Cost of revenues 8,733,180 97 % 40,114 32 % Gross profit 246,299 3 % 86,070 68 % Selling expenses 156,192 2 % 119,971 95 %
Research and development 432,355 5 % 134,509 107 % General and administrative expenses 1,498,809 16 % 812,536 644 % Total operating expenses 2,087,356 23 % 1,067,016 846 % Loss from operations (1,841,057 ) (21 )% (980,946 ) (777 )% Non-operating income (expense), net 17,583 0.2 % (19,646 ) (16 )% Loss before income taxes (1,823,474 ) (21 )% (1,000,592 ) (793 )% Income tax expense - - % - - % Loss before noncontrolling interest (1,823,474 ) (21 )% (1,000,592 ) (793 )% Less: loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (146,181 ) (2 )% (36,555 ) (29 )% Net loss to the Company
$ (1,677,293 )(19 )%
(964,037 ) (764 )% Revenues We had revenues of
$8,979,479and $126,184for the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The increase in revenues was mainly due to the expansion of the Company's business towards 5G messaging in fiscal year 2021. For the three months ended December 31, 2021, revenues mainly consisted of service fees from our 5G SMS service platform. For the three months ended December 31, 2020, revenues mainly consisted of sales of face recognition terminals and related devices to schools and residential communities in China. 33 Cost of Revenues We recorded $8,733,180and $40,114cost of revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. For the three months ended December 31, 2021, cost of revenues was mainly the 5G SMS service platform fees to suppliers. For the three months ended December 31, 2020, cost of revenues was inventory purchase cost for the products sold. The increase in cost of revenues was due mainly to the expansion into the 5G messaging business and the delivery of services related to the 5G SMS service platform in 2021. Gross Profit Gross profit for the three months ended December 31, 2021was $246,299compared to $86,070for the three months ended December 31, 2020, respectively. The increase in gross profit was mainly due to the delivery of services related to the 5G SMS service platform in 2021. Selling, General and Administrative, and Research and Development Expenses Selling expenses were $156,192and $119,971for the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively, representing an increase of $36,221or 30%. The increase was mainly due to the increase in payroll expense of salespersons by $59,400, partly offset by a decrease in meals and entertainment expenses by $12,900, decrease in travel expenses by $2,200, and decrease in other selling expense by $4,900. Currently, we are focusing on developing products and software to assist schools and communities in addressing safety issues and public health issues during the pandemic, expanding the Company's leading acoustic intelligent application technologies and products, and continuing to develop 5G-related applications. We incurred R&D expenses of $432,355and $134,509during the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. We intend to invest approximately $10 millionin technological product development over the next three years. General and administration expenses increased $686,273, or 84% from $812,536during the three months ended December 31, 2020to $1,498,809during the three months ended December 31, 2021. The increase was mainly attributed to the increase in professional fees by $685,980.
Non-operating Income (Expenses), net
Non-operating income was
$17,583for the three months ended December 31, 2021, consisting mainly of interest income of $12,359and other income of $5,224. For the three months ended December 31, 2020, non-operating expense of $19,646is consisted of other expense $19,854, partially offset by interest income of
$208. Net Loss We generated net losses of $1,677,293and $964,037for the three months ended December 31, 2021and 2020, respectively. The increase in net loss was mainly due to the increase in G&A expenses, partly offset by increased gross profit as explained above.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Historically, we have funded our operations primarily through the sale of our common stock and shareholder loans. To enhance our ability to continue to operate as a going concern, we are dedicating resources to generate recurring revenues and sustainable operating cash flows. Given the development of 5G technology in
China, we believe there is great demand for our acoustic intelligent technology and products. We believe our business will benefit from the increasing demand for public safety and COVID-19 prevention and control in China, as well as increasing demand for our smart community, safe campus, and smart payment solutions. 34
We expect to generate revenues through expanding our current smart city, 5G messaging and acoustic intelligence business, and through continuous product innovation and development as well as various types of value-added services. In order to maintain working capital sufficient to support our operations and finance the future growth of our business, we expect to fund any cash flow shortfall through financial support from our majority stockholders (who are also our board members or officers) and public or private issuance of securities. However, such additional cash resources may not be available to us on desirable terms, or at all, if and when needed by us. As of
December 31, 2021, we had working capital of $2,555,924or a current ratio of 1.39:1. Our current assets were $9,129,063. As of June 30, 2021, we had a working capital deficit of $2,372,682or a current ratio of 0.27:1. Our current assets were $885,985. We expect the Company to continue to support its ongoing operations and financing through revenue growth and increased financing activities in business areas such as 5G messaging. However, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to secure such additional working capital on commercially viable terms or at all.
The following is a summary of cash provided by or used in each of the indicated
types of activities during the six months ended
Net cash used in operating activities
Net cash used in investing activities
Net cash provided by financing activities
Cash Flow from Operating Activities
Net cash used in operating activities was
$3,824,622during the six months ended December 31, 2021, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $1,846,292during the six months ended December 31, 2020, an increase in cash outflow of $1,978,330. The increase in cash outflow was mainly due to increased cash outflow on accounts receivable by $5,175,377, and increased cash outflow on prepaid expenses and other current assets by $1,042,347. These increases were partly offset by increased cash inflow from accounts payable by $4,780,276, increased cash inflow from advance from customers by $63,507, and increased cash inflow from accrued expenses and other payables by $101,527.
Cash Flow from Investing Activities
Net cash used in investing activities totaled
$284,124for the six months ended December 31, 2021, which consists of cash paid for the acquisition of office furniture and equipment of $23,787, cash paid for acquisition of intangible assets of $198,151and long-term investment into two high-tech companies of $62,186. Net cash used in investing activities totaled $99,696for the six months ended December 31, 2020, which primarily related to cash paid for the acquisition of office furniture and equipment and leasehold improvements of $91,214, and for intangible assets of $8,482. For the purpose of better positioning the comparative advantages on research & development, product differentiation, and market channels, the strategic investment, merge & acquisition, and joint venture will be executed more aggressively next fiscal year, so the cash outflow from investing activities is expected to increase rapidly.
Cash Flow from Financing Activities
Net cash provided by financing activities was
$6,237,354during the six months ended December 31, 2021, which was the net proceeds from sale of our common stock through an equity financing of $7,681,796and proceeds from capital contribution from a major shareholder of $62,186, but offset by decrease in due to related parties of $13,391, and repayment of loans payable of $1,493,237. Net cash used in financing activities was $931,000during the six months ended December 31, 2020, which was the net proceeds from sales of our common stock through an equity financing. 35 Going forward
cutting-edge artificial intelligence globally to better build the digital world.
To achieve this objective, management of the Company plans to:
? Continue to promote its 5G messaging business aggressively;
? Establish comparative advantage on its acoustic intelligence segment through
innovation and product differentiation;
? Team up with domestic and international technology institutions to strengthen
its research and development capabilities for the purpose of developing next
? Expand its sales into overseas markets such as western countries with abundant
consumption rate and South East Asian countries with fast-growing GDP; ? Optimize its capital structure and lower its financing costs;
? Create strategic alliance with potential partners to create mutual synergy in
the form of merger and acquisition or joint venture; ? Enhance brand awareness and awareness of its intellectual properties;
? Maintain clients’ loyalty by providing outstanding customer service, exclusive
service experience, and appropriate transparency and publicity.
Datasea'smajor revenues generates from China'spolicy-driven market. Management believes that the supporting documents released by the central government:14th Five Year Technology Innovation Plan, Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Promoting and Acceleratingthe Application of 5G, New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan are favorable to all the business segments of the Company because these are also the cores for the nation to conduct industry upgrading and economic transition for sustaining 5%-6% target GDP growth rate. Therefore, it is expected that market expansion will be across the board domestically by the promotion of both state and local officials. Lower cost of capital in term of fixed income security could be obtained to support working capital or long-term operation. Equity investors will be chasing related assets for certain percentage of stake, and highly possible that a subsidy or tax credit will be distributed to facilitate innovation & production. Management of the Company is optimistic about the industry outlook based on the tremendous demand from various types of application layers caused by the highest population rate among the world. According to the statistic released by Dao Insight, the market size of smart cites, 5G messaging, and acoustic intelligence in 2025 will be RMB400 billion(approximately $62.88 billion), RMB300 billion(approximately $47.16 billion), and RMB1.1trillion(approximately $172.93 billion) respectively with an average compounded annual growth rate above 25%, which is outpacing the general economy and most of other industries.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
There are no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely
to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in
financial condition, revenues, expenses, results of operations, liquidity,
capital expenditures or capital resources.
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