|SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 08/14/2017|
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the use of forward-looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "continue", or other similar words. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of operations or financial condition or state other "forward-looking" information. We believe that it is important to communicate our future expectations to our investors. However, these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from the expectations that are expressed, implied or forecasted in any such forward-looking statements. There may be events in the future that we are unable to accurately predict or control, including weather conditions and other natural disasters which may affect demand for our products, and the product–development and marketing efforts of our competitors. Examples of these events are more fully described in the Company’s 2016 Annual Report under Part I. Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, readers should carefully review the reports and documents the Company files from time to time with the SEC, particularly its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Report on Form 10-K , Current Reports on Form 8-K and all amendments to those reports.
The following management’s discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes thereto and the other financial information appearing elsewhere in this report. In addition to historical information, the following discussion contains certain forward-looking information. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements” above for certain information concerning those forward-looking statements.
Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “SSC”), formerly known as Wecast Network, Inc., is a Nevada corporation that primarily operates in China (“PRC”) through its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entities (“VIEs”). The Company, its subsidiaries and consolidated VIEs are collectively referred to as Seven Stars Cloud (“SSC”, “we”, “us”, or “the Company”).
SSC is aiming to be a leading Intelligent Industrial Internet company with solutions designed to provide operational efficiencies in today’s constantly evolving business landscape. With a focus on “BASE” technology and infrastructure (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain & Exchanges) to power our Virtual Platform as a Service or “VPaaS”, SSC is creating a closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers designed to eliminate supply chain and transactional middlemen and create a more direct and margin-expanding trading path for principals. SSC is applying BASE plus V PaaS to focus on three Core Cloud Areas, including Intellectual Property Cloud, Product Sales Cloud, and the Finance Services Cloud. With the three clouds functioning both independently and interdependently, SSC is creating a vertical, transactional and flexible platform for today’s global enterprises. SSC is also still leveraging its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand (“VOD”) service provider in China.
The Company’s mission and vision is to be the world’s leading cloud-based, total B2B enterprise solution and platform provider that empowers businesses to grow with Big Data technology.
SSC launched its VOD service through acquisition of YOD Hong Kong, formerly Sinotop Group Limited, in July 30, 2010 through its subsidiary China CB Cayman. Through a series of contractual arrangements, YOD WFOE, the subsidiary of YOD Hong Kong, controls Sinotop Beijing, a corporation established in the PRC. Sinotop Beijing is the 80% owner of Zhong Hai Media until June 30, 2017, through which we provide: 1) integrated value–added business–to–business (“B2B”) service solutions for the delivery of VOD and enhanced premium content for digital cable; 2) integrated value–added business–to–business–to–customer (“B2B2C”) service solutions for the delivery of VOD and enhanced premium content for IPTV and OTT providers and; 3) a direct to user, or B2C, mobile video service app.
On October 8, 2016, the Company signed an agreement to form a partnership with Zhejiang Yanhua ("Yanhua Agreement"), where Yanhua will act as the exclusive distribution operator (within the territory of the People's Republic of China) of WCST's licensed library of major studio films. According to the Yanhua Agreement, the existing legacy Hollywood studio paid contents as well as other IP contents specified in the agreement, along with the corresponding authorized rights letter that WCST is entitled to, will be turned over to Yanhua as a whole package, which was agreed to be priced at RMB 13,000,000. In addition to the above-mentioned minimal guarantee fee of RMB 13,000,000 specified, there is a provision in the Yanhua Agreement which states that once the revenue recognized from the existing contents transferred from WCST to Yanhua reaches the amount of RMB 13,000,000, the revenue above RMB 13,000,000 will be shared with WCST from the date when this revenue threshold is reached based on certain revenue-sharing mechanism stipulated in the Yanhua Agreement.