|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Warrants and Rights Note Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Shareholders Equity And Share Based Payments Stock Warrant [Text Block]||
The following is a continuity schedule of the Company’s common share purchase warrants:
Common share purchase warrants
The following is a summary of common share purchase warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2015:
Exchangeable share purchase warrants
In 2014 the Company repaid loans of $180,940 plus accrued interest of $12,138 owing to investors introduced by Pope and Co. As part of this transaction the Company was committed to issue these lenders warrants exercisable into 349,522 Exchangeable Shares at an exercise price of $0.23 per share for a period ending March 21, 2017. During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company issued these warrants.
Warrant derivative liability
The Company’s outstanding common share purchase warrants include price protection provisions that allow for a reduction in the exercise price of the warrants in the event the Company subsequently issues common stock or options, rights, warrants or securities convertible or exchangeable for shares of common stock at a price lower than the exercise price of the warrants. Simultaneously with any reduction to the exercise price, the number of shares of common stock that may be purchased upon exercise of each of these warrants shall be increased based on a pre-defined formula.
In addition, prior to the effectiveness of certain resale registration statements or if any such registration statements are no longer effective, the holder of the Company’s warrants, at their option, may exercise all or any part of the warrants in a “cashless” or “net-issue” exercise.
The Company has the option to redeem the warrants for $0.001 per warrant if the daily volume weighted-average price of the common shares is 200% or more of the exercise price for twenty consecutive trading days provided there is an effective registration statement covering the common shares available throughout the thirty day period after the redemption date. The warrant holders then have thirty days to exercise the warrants or receive the redemption amount.
The Company’s derivative instruments have been measured at fair value at inception and at December 31, 2015 using a simulation model. The Company recognizes all of its warrants with price protection on its consolidated balance sheet as a derivative liability.
The following summarizes the changes in the value of the warrant derivative liability from inception until December 31, 2015:
During the year ended December 31, 2015 the Company recorded a loss of $898,860 on initial recognition of the warrant derivative liability and a gain of $1,382,984 on re-measurement to fair value at year-end. The net impact is a gain of $484,124 for the year ended December 31, 2015 was recorded as a change in fair value of warrant derivative liability within the Company’s consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.
The key inputs and assumptions used in the simulation model at inception and at December 31, 2015 are as follows:
In addition to the forgoing, the Company also utilized a holding cost to approximate the impact of a holder of the warrant to maintain a hedging strategy in which they maintained a short position. On analysis of comparable companies and other information the Company has determined that the use of 2.25% in the simulation model is a reasonable assumption.
The warrant derivative liability is classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy because on initial recognition and again at December 31, 2015, it was valued using these significant inputs and assumptions that are unobservable in the market. Changes in the values assumed and used in the simulation model can materially affect the estimate of fair value.
Generally, an increase in the market price of the Company’s common shares, an increase in the volatility of the Company’s common shares and an increase in the expected life would result in a directionally similar change in the estimated fair value of the warrant derivative liability. An increase in the risk free rate would result in a decrease in the fair value of the warrant derivative liability.
The expected life is based on the remaining contractual term of the warrants. The risk free rate was based on U.S. treasury-note yields with terms commensurate with the remaining term of the warrants. Expected volatility over the expected term of the warrants is estimated based on consideration of historical volatility and other information.
In addition to the assumptions above, the Company also took into consideration the probability of the Company’s participation in another round of financing, the type of such financing and the range of the stock price for the financing at that time. At each increment of the simulation, the daily volume weighted-average price was calculated. If this amount was 200% greater than the exercise price of the warrants at the time, and this threshold was maintained for 20 consecutive days, the simulation assumed the trigger of the Company’s option to redeem and the exercise of the warrants by the holder within thirty days. In the circumstance where the redemption was not triggered the warrant was valued at its discounted intrinsic value at maturity.