Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

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DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

NOTE 3 - DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

During June 2012, the Company decided to discontinue its exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business and prior periods have been restated in the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related footnotes to conform to this presentation. Additionally, in November 2012, the Company decided to discontinue its real estate business and intends to sell and dispose its remaining real estate holdings during fiscal 2013. The Company is now engaged in the acquisition, development and monetization of intellectual property through both the prosecution and licensing of its own patent portfolio, the acquisition of additional intellectual property or partnering with others to defend and enforce their patent rights.

 

The remaining assets and liabilities of discontinued operations are presented in the balance sheet under the caption “Assets and Liabilities of discontinued operation" and relates to the discontinued operations of the uranium and vanadium minerals business and real estate business. The carrying amounts of the major classes of these assets and liabilities are summarized as follows:

 

   

March 31,

2013

   

December 31,

2012

 
Assets:            
Prepaid expenses – current portion   $ -     $ -  
Deposits in real estate under contract     53,395       82,145  
Deposit     -       -  
Real estate held for sale     230,088       1,035,570  
Assets of discontinued operations   $ 283,483     $ 1,117,715  
                 
Liabilities:                
Accounts payables and accrued expenses   $ 30,664     $ 30,664  
Liabilities of discontinued operations   $ 30,664     $ 30,664  

 

The following table indicates selected financial data of the Company’s discontinued operations of its uranium and vanadium minerals business and real estate business.

 

    For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013     For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
Revenues – real estate   $ 986,951     $ -  
Cost of sales- real estate     (817,483)       -  
Gross profit     169,468       -  
Operating and other non-operating expenses     (60,688 )     (27,305 )
                 
Gain (loss) from discontinued operations   $ 108,780     $ (27,305

 

Deposits

 

Deposits at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 were $53,395 and $82,145, respectively, which consist of earnest money deposits in connection with real estate properties under contract and are included in assets of discontinued operations. The Company expects to collect these deposits during fiscal 2013.

 

Real estate held for sale

 

Real estate held for sale consists of a residential property located in Southern California. Real estate held for sale is initially recorded at the lower of cost or estimated fair market value less the estimated cost to sell. After acquisition, costs incurred relating to the development and improvements of property are capitalized to the extent they do not cause the recorded value to exceed the net realizable value, whereas costs relating to holding and disposition of the property are expensed as incurred. After acquisition, real estate held for sale is analyzed periodically for changes in fair values and any subsequent write down is charged to impairment losses on real estate properties. Whenever events or changes in circumstances suggest that the carrying amount may not be recoverable, management assesses the recoverability of its real estate by comparing the carrying amount with its fair value.  The process involved in the determination of fair value requires estimates as to future events and market conditions. This estimation process may assume that the Company has the ability to dispose of its real estate properties in the ordinary course of business based on management’s present plans and intentions. If management determines that the carrying value of a specific real estate investment is impaired, a write-down is recorded as a charge to current period operations.  The evaluation process is based on estimates and assumptions and the ultimate outcome may be different.

 

The Company determined that the carrying value of the remaining real estate properties do not exceed the net realizable value and thus did not consider it necessary to record any impairment charges of real estate held for sale at March 31, 2013.  The Company sold 4 real estate properties generating gross profit of $169,468 during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and is included in gain (loss) from discontinued operations. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, real estate held for sale which includes capitalized improvements amounted to $230,088 and $1,035,570 respectively and are included in assets of discontinued operations. The Company intends to sell and dispose its remaining real estate holdings during fiscal 2013.