Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2019
Nature of operations and going concern [Abstract]  

The Company is a less-lethal defense technology company, specializing in innovative next generation solutions for security situations that do not require the use of lethal force. The Company has implemented manufacturing partnerships in the United States and South Africa, to assist in the deployment of their patented and patent pending family of 40mm and .68 caliber products. These products consist of the current manufacture of Blunt Impact Projectile 40mm ("BIP") line of products, a line of 12 gauge less-lethal products, and the .68 caliber handheld personal security device called the Byrna® HD and Byrna® HD magazines and projectiles.

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP") applicable to a going concern, which assumes that the Company will be able to meet its obligations and continue its operations for its next fiscal year. There is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern for one year after the issuance of these financial statements.

The Company's activities are subject to risk and uncertainties including:

The Company has not earned adequate revenue to sustain its operations and has used cash in its operations. Therefore, the Company will need additional financing to continue its operations if it is unable to generate substantial revenue growth.

The Company has incurred a cumulative loss of $37,662,123 from inception to November 30, 2019. The Company has funded operations through the issuance of common stock, warrants, and convertible notes payable. The Company generates revenue from operations. However, it still expects to incur significant losses before the Company's revenues can sustain its operations. The Company's future success is dependent upon its ability to raise sufficient capital or generate adequate revenue, to cover its ongoing operating expenses, and also to continue to develop and be able to profitably market its products. Management's plans to continue operations include seeking to expand sales of the Byrna® HD in new marketing channels domestically and internationally, offering new products to drive revenue increases in the way that the April 2019 launch of the Byrna® HD drove the fiscal 2019 revenue increase. In addition, subsequent to the year ended November 30, 2019, the Company (1) raised approximately $3.2 million through early warrant exercises and (2) exchanged all outstanding convertible debt for preferred stock, resulting in the Company no longer having any outstanding notes payable. See Note 20 for additional information. The Company may explore other financing alternatives to raise capital, if needed. There can be no assurance that such revenue will be generated, or financing will be available at all or on favorable terms. Based on these factors, there is substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty; such adjustments could be material.

The Company is also significantly impacted by COVID-19, experiencing both positive and negative effects from the virus and resulting suspension of economic activity and daily routines. The government mandated lock down orders and stay-at-home requirements have significantly disrupted the Company's supply chain and temporarily stopped production of the Byrna® HD. While production has resumed, the Company cannot predict the extent of supply disruption that may result from the ongoing pandemic or whether the increased demand the Company is experiencing will continue after the immediate health crisis has abated.