The occurrence of any of the following risks could hurt our business, financial condition or results of operations. In such case, the trading price of our shares could decline and you could lose all or part of your investment. You should carefully consider the following risks and the other information in this Report and our other filings with the SEC before you decide to invest in us or to maintain or increase your investment. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones facing us. Additional risks and uncertainties not now known to us or that we think are immaterial may also adversely impact and impair our business. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, results of operations, or financial condition would likely suffer. In such case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
RISK FACTORS RELATED TO OUR BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
We are a development stage enterprise.
We are a development stage enterprise and are subject to all of the attendant business risks associated with a development stage enterprise, including constraints on financial and personnel resources, lack of established credit facilities, and uncertainties regarding product development and future revenues. We will continue to be subject to all the risks attendant to a development stage enterprise for the foreseeable future, including competition, complications and setbacks in the development program, and the need for additional capital.
We have reported losses in each year since its inception. At April 30, 2009, we had an accumulated deficit of ($13,787,088) in accordance with Canadian. GAAP. Our history consists almost entirely of development of its products funded entirely from the sale of our Common Stock in the absence of revenues. We anticipate that it will continue to incur substantial additional operating losses for at least the next 12 months and expects cumulative losses to increase as our development efforts expand.
Although we anticipate receiving future revenues from the sales of engines or the licensing of our technology or pursuant to a joint venture, we have received minimal revenues in preparation for licensing or joint venture activities, and there are no assurances that significant revenues will be derived from this activity in the future. We have received no revenues from sales of any of the products under development. There can be no assurance as to when or if we will be able to develop significant sources of revenue or whether our operations will become profitable, even if we are able to commercialize any product. See “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects,” and Notes to Financial Statements.
We have no assurance that we will be able to develop a commercially feasible product.
We have no assurance at this time that a commercially feasible design will ever be perfected, or if it is, that it will become profitable. Our profitability and survival will depend upon our ability to develop a technically and commercially feasible product which will be accepted by end users. The RadMax® Diesel Engine which we are developing must be technologically superior or at least equal to other engines that competitors offer and must have a competitive price/performance ratio to adequately penetrate its potential markets. If we are not able to achieve this condition or if we do not remain technologically competitive, we may be unprofitable and our investors could lose their entire investment. There can be no assurance that we or potential licensees will be able to achieve and maintain end user acceptance of our engine.
We expect to incur significant losses for the foreseeable future and cannot be certain when or if we will achieve profitability. Failure to become and remain profitable will adversely affect the value of our Common Shares and our ability to raise capital and continue operations.
We have no assurance that our products will receive market acceptance.
Our profitability and survival will depend upon our ability to develop a technically and commercially feasible product which will be accepted by end users. The RadMax® Diesel Engine which we are developing must be technologically superior or at least equal to other engines which our competitors offer and must have a competitive price/performance ratio to adequately penetrate our potential markets. A number of rotary engines have been designed over the past 80 years but only one, the Wankel, has been able to achieve mechanical practicality and any significant market acceptance. If we are not able to achieve this condition or if we do not remain technologically competitive, we may be unprofitable and our investors could lose their entire investment. There can be no assurance that we or our potential licensees will be able to achieve and maintain end user acceptance of our engine.
We have not conducted a formal market survey.
We have not conducted a formal market survey but statistics available on the aircraft, marine and industrial markets alone indicate an annual market potential of more than one hundred million dollars.
Our officers lack of experience to manufacture or market our products.
Assuming we are successful in developing the RadMax® Diesel Engine, we presently have no proven ability either to manufacture or market the engine. There is no assurance that we will be able to profitably manufacture and market engines.
Our auditors have indicated that our losses raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue a going concern.
The report of our independent auditors with respect to our financial statements included in this Form 20-F includes a “going concern” qualification, indicating that our losses and deficits in working capital and shareholders’ equity raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. See ” Operating and Financial Review and Prospects” and Notes to Financial Statements.
We are dependent on certain members of our management and engineering staff, the loss of services of one or more of whom could adversely affect our business. The loss of any of these key individuals could hamper the successful development of the engine. Our present officers and directors have other full-time positions or part-time employment unrelated to our business. Some officers and directors will be available to participate in management decisions on a part-time or as-needed basis only. Our management may devote time to other companies or projects which may compete directly or indirectly with us. We do not have “key man” life insurance on such officers and currently have no plans to obtain such insurance. See “Management”. Our success also depends on our ability to attract and retain additional skilled employees.
Several of the Company’s directors and officers are also directors, officers or shareholders of other companies. In particular, Mr. Robertson, and Mr. Vandeberg are directors and/or officers of both REGI U.S., Inc. and IAS Energy, Inc., each a public company. Additionally, Mr. Robertson and Ms. Lorette are directors/officers of Linux Gold Corp. and Teryl Resources Corp., each a public natural resource exploration company that shares office space and administrative staff with the Company. Mr. Robertson is a director and officer of SMR Investments Ltd., which holds approximately 15.4% of the Common Shares of the Company (see the biographical sketches of our directors and officers at Item 6.A, and Share Ownership at Item 6.E). Some of our directors and officers are engaged and will continue to be engaged in the search for additional business opportunities on behalf of other corporations, and situations may arise where these directors and officers will be in direct competition with the Company. Such associations may give rise to conflicts of interest from time to time (see Item 7.B.). Such a conflict poses the risk that the Company may enter into a transaction on terms which could place the Company in a worse position than if no conflict existed. Conflicts, if any, will be dealt with in accordance with the relevant provisions of the British Columbia Business Corporations Act. The Board has resolved that any transaction involving a related party to the Company is required to be reviewed and approved by the Company’s Audit Committee. The Company’s directors are required by law to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company and to disclose any interest which they many have in any project or opportunity in respect of which the Company is proposing to enter into a transaction.
Our business may suffer if we are unable to adequately protect our intellectual property.
Our business depends on the protection of our intellectual property and may suffer if we are unable to adequately protect our intellectual property. The success of our business depends on our ability to patent our engine. Currently, we have been granted several U.S. Patents. We cannot provide assurance that our patents will not be invalidated, circumvented or challenged, that the rights granted under the patents will give us competitive advantages or that our patent applications will be granted.
I know of three challengers, one from Pakistan, one from England and of course one from Canada. It was funny when I met one of the original investors to the RCE, he showed me a patent that Jim gave him. When Jim was negotiating his sell out he was in the process of patenting his ‘new’ rotary. Even though I considered Jim my ‘best friend’ I was just a competitor to him. He thought that I was going to try patent that invention first and kept it pretty quite. I didn’t find out till almost 15 years later when the patent life is coming to an end.
Also I can mathematically invalidate the RadMax right now.
Back in the 90’s John Robertson’s hype machine was in full swing…