Megastar Development Corp
MEGASTAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Management Discussion & Analysis
For the nine months ended November 30, 2015
Suite 1450 – 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1H2 Tel : (604) 681-1568 / Fax: (604) 681-8240 / TF: 1-877-377-6222 Email: [email protected] Website: www.megastardevelopment.com
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 January 20, 2016 OVERVIEW The following management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) is a review of the operations, current financial position and outlook for Megastar Development Corp. (the "Company") and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited financial statements and the accompanying notes for the nine months ended November 30, 2015, and the audited financial statements and the accompanying notes for the year ended February 28, 2015, copies of which are filed on the SEDAR website: www.sedar.com. The Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). All dollar figures included herein and in the following discussion and analysis are quoted in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The financial information in this MD&A is derived from the Company’s financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. This MD&A may contain forward looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of risk factors beyond its control. Actual results may differ materially from the expected results. DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS The Company, incorporated in British Columbia on September 24, 1984, is an exploration stage public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company is assessing its mineral properties and has not yet determined whether these properties contain reserves that are economically recoverable. The recoverability of amounts shown for mineral properties is dependent upon the discovery of economically recoverable reserves and confirmation of the Company’s interest in the underlying properties, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary financing to satisfy the expenditure requirements under mineral property agreements and to complete the development of the properties, and upon future profitable production or the sale thereof. The Company is listed as a Tier 2 mining exploration issuer. The Company operates in a single business segment focusing on mineral exploration in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada. At November 30, 2015, the Company had no revenue producing operations and has an accumulated deficit of $4,584,215 (February 28, 2015 $4,460,367) since its inception. However, the Company has sufficient cash resources to meet its obligations for at least twelve months from the end of the reporting year. The Company will periodically have to raise funds to continue operations and, although it has been successful in doing so in the past, there is no assurance it will be able to do so in the future. The Company’s future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including the costs of exploring and developing its mineral property, operating costs, the current market environment and global market conditions. At November 30, 2015 the Company had a working capital of $444,206 (February 28, 2015 – $550,364). For significant expenditures and mineral property development, the Company will almost exclusively depend on outside capital. Such outside capital will include the issuance of additional equity shares. There can be no assurance that capital will be available, as necessary, to meet the Company’s operating commitments and further exploration and development plans. The issuance of additional equity securities by the Company may result in
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 significant dilution to the equity interests of current shareholders. If the Company is unable to obtain financing in the amounts and on terms deemed acceptable, the further success of the business could be adversely affected. The head office, and principal address of the Company is Suite 1450, 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 1H2. The Company’s registered and records address is at the corporate solicitor’s office, McMillan LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 1500 Royal Centre – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4N7. OVERALL PERFORMANCE MINERAL INTERESTS
RALLEAU property, Quevillon, Quebec: The Company has a 100% interest in the Ralleau property located within the Abitibi greenstone belt approximately 40 km east of Quévillon, Quebec. Previous mapping and sampling has identified anomalous CuZn Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) style mineralization and alteration on the property. Several untested airborne INPUT geophysical anomalies occur within felsic volcanic rocks from which anomalous base metal values have been returned in surface sampling. The Ralleau property currently comprises 60 contiguous mineral claims covering approximately 4,394 hectares. From 2006 to 2010, the Company has completed the following exploration work in a number of successive programs: • • • • • •
75km of line cut grid ground magnetic and deep EM surveys 1,545.7 meters (5 holes) of diamond drilling trenching and channel sampling 1,457 line km of helicopter-borne VTEM Survey spaced at 75 meter intervals and which identified a total of forty-nine anomalies of which eight were classified as Priority One Preliminary ground-proofing of VTEM anomalies together with minor mapping and prospecting
An impairment charge of $288,363 was recognized at February 28, 2014, representing certain non-core claims which expired during the year ended February 28, 2015. The claims in question were allowed to lapse, while preserving the most prospective core of the property. In 2014, the Company completed a program of geological mapping and sampling over the core claims and a technical report was accepted for assessment credit by the Quebec Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources in August 2015. The budgeted cost for this program was approximately $100,000 and as of the filing of the technical report, the Company had incurred costs totaling $97,245. The Company expects to receive refunds from the Quebec Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources and Revenu Quebec for $4,858 and $23,614 respectively. The eligibility of the refunds is discretionary upon the agencies’ review, whether qualifying exploration expenditures were incurred in accordance with their policy. No refunds had been received as of the date of this report.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 The Company abandoned 11 mineral claim, and recognized $39,805 impairment charge during the nine months ended November 30, 2015. In December 2015, the Company abandoned 18 mineral claims, leaving the Company with a 100% interest in 60 mineral claims, totaling 4,394 hectares, as of the date of this MD&A.
SEDEX property, northern British Columbia: The Company has a 100% interest in 8 mineral claim units with a total area of 3,056 hectares situated in the Gataga-Akie SEDEX zinc/lead/silver district approximately 280 kilometers north-northwest of Mackenzie, British Columbia. From 2007 to 2010, the Company completed the following exploration work under two successive options to other parties: •
Under an option agreement with Megastar in 2007, Mantle Resources operated a regional exploration program for SEDEX type lead-zinc deposits on all of the Megastar claims in conjunction with exploration on Mantle’s adjacent property. This work included geochemical sampling, gravity surveying, prospecting and mapping and was successful in locating several exhalative horizons and other zones with anomalous zinc, lead, barium and/or silver geochemistry. The option agreement was terminated in May 2008. Under an option agreement with Megastar in 2010, Rio Grande Mining Corp. (Rio Grande) completed 1,199 line-kilometers of airborne magnetic survey.
The agreement with Rio Grande was further amended on January 19, 2012. Pursuant to the agreement, Rio Grande had to issue to the Company 200,000 post-split common shares (issued) and pay $89,055 ($64,055 paid), while reducing its liability to incur $100,000 in exploration expenditures due on January 31, 2009 and $200,000 due on July 31, 2010 to a total of $500,000 in exploration expenditures by January 31, 2013 (not incurred). The Option Agreement with Rio Grande was terminated by mutual consent on July 19, 2012. On September 30, 2011, the Company received $10,000 from Goldeneye Resources Corp. (formerly “Barranco Resources Corp”) as a non-refundable advance payment for granting a right of first refusal in connection with a possible option agreement for SEDEX property. Goldeneye Resources Corp. has chosen not to pursue an option interest in the SEDEX property. On August 2, 2012, the Company entered into a letter of intent with Yuntone Capital Corp. (“Yuntone”). The Company granted an option to Yuntone to purchase up to an undivided 60% interest in Sedex claims. For Yuntone to earn a 60% interest in the Sedex claims, it had to pay to the Company cash of $50,000 (received $25,000 from Yuntone), issue 250,000 common shares, and incur $500,000 in exploration expenditures. On October 9, 2012, the letter of intent was terminated by mutual consent and shall have no further force or effect. The Company returned the payment of $25,000 to Yuntone on October 9, 2012. The Company abandoned 8 mineral claims during the year ended February 29, 2012, and abandoned 16 mineral claims during the year ended February 28, 2013, leaving the Company with a 100% interest in 9 mineral claims, totaling 3,302 hectares. The property has been written down to a nominal carrying value of $1 pursuant to the forfeiture of claims and management's assessment of impairment as at year ended February 28, 2013. The company abandoned 1 mineral claim during the nine months ended November 30, 2015, leaving the Company with a 100% interest in 8 mineral claims, totaling 3,056 hectares. No further impairment charge was considered as the property was previously written down to a nominal carrying value of $1.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS The Company had comprehensive loss of $133,366 for the nine months ended November 30, 2015 (2014 – $132,159). The Company’s operating expenses included the following: • • • • • • • • • • •
Accounting and audit fees of $4,468 (2014 - $7,735) Consulting fees of $1,500 (2014 - $Nil) Depreciation of $175 (2014 - $249) Insurance of $5,808 (2014 - $5,488) Legal fees of $4,336 (2014 - $4,681) Management fees of $45,000 (2014 - $45,000) Office, telephone, and miscellaneous of $2,301 (2014 - $2,354) Rent of $9,000 (2014 - $9,000) Shareholder information of $3,811 (2014 - $2,355) Transfer agent and filing fees of $7,930 (2014 - $7,533) Travel expenses of $2,461 (2014 - $2,452)
During the nine months ended November 30, 2015, the Company had interest income of $5,490 (2014 - $9,768), impairment for exploration and evaluation of $39,805 (2014 - $Nil) and interest expenses related to flowthrough shares of $Nil (2014 - $33,855). Accounting and audit fees of $4,468 (2014 - $7,735) consist of expenses relating to the Company’s financial recording and reporting activities. Consulting fees of $1,500 (2014 - $Nil) relates to fees paid to a consultant for IT consulting services. Legal fees of $4,336 (2014 - $4,681) relate to legal expenses in connection with legal advice and guidance for the operations of the Company and its compliance. Management fees of $45,000 (2014 - $45,000) consist of payments made to the CEO and CFO as discussed under the heading “Related Party Transactions”. Office and miscellaneous expenses of $2,301 (2014 - $2,354) related to expenses paid for administration and support. Rental expenses of $9,000 (2014 - $9,000) are expenses paid for the Company’s occupancy. Transfer agent and filing fees of $7,930 (2014 - $7,533) relates to expenditures in connection with share capital activities and reporting of the Company. Travel expenses of $2,461 (2014 - $2,452) related to maintaining the current projects, investigating new projects and promoting the Company. The overall decrease in expenses from the same period last year is attributed to cost cutting activities the Company has taken and relative decrease of activities on the Company’s operations and projects.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 SUMMARY OF QUARTERLY FINANCIAL RESULTS The Company’s operating results from the last eight quarters are summarized as follows:
November 30, 2015 Total comprehensive income (loss) $ Earnings (Loss) per share $
Three months ended August 31, 2015 May 31, 2015
February 28, 2015
November 30, 2014
Three months ended August 31, 2014 May 31, 2014
February 28, 2014
Total comprehensive loss
Loss per share
The decreased net loss in the quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared with the quarter ended February 28, 2014 was primarily due to impairment on exploration and evaluation assets of $288,363, and accrued audit and accounting fees incurred in the quarter ended February 28, 2014. The increase net loss in the quarter ended August 31, 2014 compared with the quarter ended May 31, 2014 was primarily due to transfer agent and filing fees of $1,679, and travel expenses of $1,634 incurred in the quarter ended August 31, 2014. There is a decrease in transfer agent fees over the quarter ended May 31, 2014 of a late filing penalty of $2,400. Overall, there is no significant change in net loss between the two quarters. The increased net loss in the quarter ended November 30, 2014 compared with the quarter ended August 31, 2014 was primarily due to legal expenses of $4,509 and shareholder information expenses of $1,768 in the quarter ended November 30, 2014. The increased net income in the quarter ended February 28, 2015 compared with the quarter ended November 30, 2014 was primarily due to recoveries related to flow-through shares of $213,664, accounting and audit fees of $16,447, transfer agent and filing fees of $5,700, and unrealized loss of marketable securities of $25,168 incurred in the quarter ended February 28, 2015. The increased net loss in the quarter ended May 31, 2015 compared with the quarter ended February 28, 2015 was primarily due to recoveries related to flow-through shares of $213,664, accounting and audit fees of $16,447, transfer agent and filing fees of $5,700, and unrealized loss of marketable securities of $25,168 incurred in the quarter ended February 28, 2015. The increase net loss in the quarter ended August 31, 2015 compared with the quarter ended May 31, 2015 was primarily due to transfer agent and filing fees of $5,636, and loss on sale of marketable securities of $2,743 incurred in the quarter ended August 31, 2015. The increased net loss in the quarter ended November 30, 2015 compared with the quarter ended August 31, 2015 was primarily due to an impairment charge of 39,805 recognized on its mineral property. Other than this, there was no other significant change between the two quarters. Page 6
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES As of November 30, 2015, the Company had net working capital of $444,206 (February 28, 2015 – $550,364) and cash and cash equivalents of $722,501 (February 28, 2015 - $832,973). The Company anticipates similar general and administrative expenses over the next quarter and anticipates no new significant expenditures relating to its current projects. As at November 30, 2015, the Company had sufficient liquidity to meet its obligations for the next year. Nine months ended November 30, 2015: On June 19, 2015, the Company received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the terms of certain warrants previously issued. The warrants granted on July 20, 2011 and June 1, 2012 were extended to be expired on July 20, 2016 and June 1, 2017, respectively, from the revised expiry dates of July 20, 2015 and June 1, 2016. All other terms of the warrants remain the same. Cash Flow Activities: Cash balances decreased by $110,472 during the nine months ended November 30, 2015 and decreased by $184,130 during the nine months ended November 30, 2014. During the nine months ended November 30, 2015, cash used in operating activities was $103,446 compared to cash used in operating activities of $107,778 during the nine months ended November 30, 2014. The decrease in cash used in operating activities is primarily attributed to the decrease in interest expenses related to flowthrough shares incurred during the nine months ended November 30, 2015. Cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended November 30, 2015 was $7,026 compared with cash used in investing activities of $76,352 during the nine months ended November 30, 2014. The difference is primarily attributed to the decrease in interest received from term deposit and the increased in evaluation and exploration expenditures incurred during the nine months ended November 30, 2015. Year ended February 28, 2015: Cash Flow Activities: Cash balances decreased by $209,064 during the year ended February 28, 2015 and decreased by $128,579 during the year ended February 28, 2014. During the year ended February 28, 2015, cash used in operating activities was $135,556 compared to cash used in operating activities of $130,099 during the year ended February 28, 2014. The increase in cash used in operating activities is primarily attributed to the increased expenditures on rent expenses and transfer agent and filing fees. Cash used in investing activities during the year ended February 28, 2015 was $73,508 compared with cash provided by investing activities of $1,520 during the year ended February 28, 2014. The difference is primarily attributed to the decrease in interest received from term deposit and the increased in evaluation and exploration expenditures incurred during the year ended February 28, 2015.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 OUTSTANDING SHARES Outstanding Share Data As at November 30, 2015, there were 28,996,716 common shares, 1,050,000 share options, and 17,602,765 warrants outstanding. Number of shares Balance, February 29, 2012 Shares issued for private placement Share options exercised Fair value of options exercised
11,000,000 200,000 -
1,100,000 20,000 14,450
Shares issuance cost (agent's warrants)
Shares issuance cost
Balance, February 28, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and November 30, 2015
As of the date this report, the Company had the following outstanding: • • •
28,996,716 common shares 17,602,765 warrants 1,050,000 share options
OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS The Company has no off-balance sheet arrangements as at November 30, 2015 or as of the date of this report. TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PARTIES The amounts due to/from related parties are amounts due to the directors and officers. The balances are unsecured, non-interest bearing and have no specific terms for repayment. These transactions are in the normal course of operations and have been valued in these financial statements at the exchange amount, which is the amount of consideration established and agreed to by the related parties. Due to Related Parties November 30, 2015 Dusan Berka, CEO and President Zara Kanji & Associates (Company controlled by CFO) Chris Staargaard, Director Directors (former)
$ 1,600 6,000 2,850 10,450 $
February 28, 2015 1,429 5,000 6,000 2,850 15,279
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 During the nine months ended November 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company entered into the following transactions with related parties: Nine months ended November 30, 2015
November 30, 2014
Expenses paid or accrued to directors of the Company, senior officers and companies with common directors and former directors: Management and directors fees
45,000 $ 3,079
45,000 6,045 51,045
Management compensation consisted of the following: Nine months ended November 30, 2015 November 30, 2014 Duster Capital Corp. (Company controlled by CEO) Zara Kanji & Associates (Company controlled by CFO)
27,000 $ 18,000
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES The Company makes estimates and assumptions about the future that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities. Estimates and judgments are continually evaluated based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. In the future, actual experience may differ from these estimates and assumptions. The effect of a change in an accounting estimate is recognized prospectively by including it in comprehensive income in the year of the change, if the change affects that year only, or in the year of the change and future years, if the change affects both. Information about critical judgments in applying accounting policies that have the most significant risk of causing material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities recognized in the financial statements within the next financial year are discussed below: i) Exploration and Evaluation Expenditures The application of the Company’s accounting policy for exploration and evaluation expenditures requires judgment in determining whether it is likely that future economic benefits will flow to the Company, which may be based on assumptions about future events or circumstances. Estimates and assumptions made may change if new information becomes available. If, after expenditure is capitalized, information becomes available suggesting that the recovery of expenditure is unlikely, the amount capitalized is written off in the profit or loss in the year the new information becomes available.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 ii) Title to Mineral Property Interests Although the Company has taken steps to verify title to mineral properties in which it has an interest, these procedures do not guarantee the Company’s title. Such properties may be subject to prior agreements or transfers and title may be affected by undetected defects. iii) Income Taxes The Company has not recognized a deferred tax asset, as management believes it is not probable that taxable profit will be available against which deductible temporary differences can be utilized. iv) Flow Through Shares Provisions Flow-through share provisions are comprised of the Company’s various tax penalties and indemnification liabilities relating to the deficiencies in incurring on a timely basis the appropriate amount of qualifying exploration expenditures required related to past flow-through share issuances. The Company may also be required to indemnify the holders of such shares for any tax and other costs payable by them in the event the Company has not made required exploration expenditures. Flow-through share provisions have been created based on the Company’s internal estimates of the maximum tax penalties and indemnification liabilities the Company could be subject to. Assumptions, based on the current tax regulations, have been made which management believes are a reasonable basis upon which to estimate the future potential liability. These estimates take into account any material changes to the assumptions that occur when reviewed regularly by management. The final cost of the flow-through share provision may be lower than currently provided for. v) Share-based Payment Transactions The Company measures the cost of equity-settled transactions with employees by reference to the fair value of the equity instruments at the date at which they are granted. Estimating fair value for share-based payment transactions requires determining the most appropriate valuation model, which is dependent on the terms and conditions of the grant. This estimate also requires determining the most appropriate inputs to the valuation model including the expected life of the stock option, volatility and dividend yield and making assumptions about them. For a detailed summary of the Company’s significant accounting policies, the readers are directed to Note 3 of the Notes to the audited financial statements for the year ended February 28, 2015 that are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES The Company believes that the following risks and uncertainties may materially affect its success. Limited Operating History The Company has no history of business or mining operations, revenue generation or production history. The Company was incorporated on September 24, 1984 and has yet to generate a profit from its activities. The Company is subject to all of the business risks and uncertainties associated with any new business enterprise,
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 including the risk that it will not achieve its growth objective. The Company anticipates that it may take several years to achieve positive cash flow from operations. Exploration, Development and Operating Risks The exploration for and development of minerals involves significant risks, which even a combination of careful evaluation, experience and knowledge may not eliminate. Few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines. There can be no guarantee that the estimates of quantities and qualities of minerals disclosed will be economically recoverable. With all mining operations there is uncertainty and, therefore, risk associated with operating parameters and costs resulting from the scaling up of extraction methods tested in pilot conditions. Mineral exploration is speculative in nature and there can be no assurance that any minerals discovered would result in an increase in the Company’s resource base. The Company’s operations are subject to all of the hazards and risks normally encountered in the exploration, development and production of minerals. These include unusual and unexpected geological formations, rock falls, seismic activity; flooding and other conditions involved in the extraction of material, any of which could result in damage to, or destruction of, mines and other producing facilities, damage to life or property, environmental damage and possible legal liability. Although precautions to minimize risk will be taken, operations are subject to hazards that may result in environmental pollution and consequent liability that could have a material adverse impact on the business, operations and financial performance of the Company. Fluctuating Mineral Prices The economics of mineral exploration is affected by many factors beyond the Company’s control, including commodity prices, the cost of operations, variations in the grade of minerals explored and fluctuations in the market price of minerals. Depending on the price of minerals, it may be determined that it is impractical to continue the mineral exploration operation. Mineral prices are prone to fluctuations and the marketability of minerals is affected by government regulation relating to price, royalties, allowable production and the importing and exporting of minerals, the effect of which cannot be accurately predicted. There is no assurance that a profitable market will exist for the sale of any minerals found on the Property. Substantial Capital Requirements and Liquidity Substantial additional funds for the establishment of the Company’s current and planned mining operations will be required. No assurances can be given that the Company will be able to raise the additional funding that may be required for such activities, should such funding not be fully generated from operations. Mineral prices, environmental rehabilitation or restitution, revenues, taxes, transportation costs, capital expenditures, operating expenses and geological results are all factors which will have an impact on the amount of additional capital that may be required. To meet such funding requirements, the Company may be required to undertake additional equity financing, which would be dilutive to shareholders. Debt financing, if available, may also involve restrictions on financing and operating activities. There is no assurance that additional financing will be available on terms acceptable to the Company or at all. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financing as needed, it may be required to reduce the scope of its operations or anticipated expansion, and pursue only those development plans that can be funded through cash flows generated from its existing operations.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 Regulatory Requirements The current or future operations of the Company require permits from various governmental authorities, and such operations are and will be governed by laws and regulations governing exploration, development, production, taxes, labour standards, occupational health, waste disposal, toxic substances, land use, environmental protection, site safety and other matters. Companies engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties generally experience increased costs and delays in development and other schedules as a result of the need to comply with applicable laws, regulations and permits. There can be no assurance that all permits which the Company may require for the facilities and conduct of exploration and development operations will be obtainable on reasonable terms or that such laws and regulation would not have an adverse effect on any exploration and development project which the Company might undertake. Failure to comply with applicable laws, regulations and permitting requirements may result in enforcement actions, including orders issued by regulatory or judicial authorities causing operations to cease or be curtailed, and may include corrective measures requiring capital expenditures, installation of additional equipment or remedial actions. Parties engaged in exploration and development operations may be required to compensate those suffering loss or damage by reason of the exploration and development activities and may have civil or criminal fines or penalties imposed upon them for violation of applicable laws or regulations. Amendments to current laws, regulation and permits governing operations and activities of mineral companies, or more stringent implementation thereof, could have a material adverse impact on the Company and cause increases in capital expenditures or exploration and development costs or require abandonment or delays in the development of new properties. Financing Risks and Dilution to Shareholders The Company will have limited financial resources, no operations and no revenues. If the Company’s exploration program on its properties is successful, additional funds will be required for the purposes of further exploration and development. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain adequate financing in the future or that such financing will be available on favourable terms or at all. It is likely such additional capital will be raised through the issuance of additional equity, which will result in dilution to the Company’s shareholders. Title to Properties Acquisition of title to mineral properties is a very detailed and time-consuming process. Title to, and the area of, mineral properties may be disputed. The Company cannot give an assurance that title to the Property will not be challenged or impugned. Mineral properties sometimes contain claims or transfer histories that examiners cannot verify. A successful claim that the Company, as the case may be, does not have title to the properties could cause the Company to lose any rights to explore, develop and mine any minerals on that property, without compensation for its prior expenditures relating to such property. Requirement for Permits and Licenses As the Company holds properties subject to the NSR and it and may need to acquire further permits or licenses necessary to carry on proposed exploration activities on the properties. A substantial number of permits and licenses may be required should the Company proceed beyond exploration; such licenses and permits may be difficult to obtain and may be subject to changes in regulations and in various operational circumstances. It is uncertain whether the Company will be able to obtain all such licenses and permits. Page 12
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 Competition There is competition within the mining industry for the discovery and acquisition of properties considered to have commercial potential. The Company will compete with other mining companies, many of which have greater financial, technical and other resources than the Company, for, among other things, the acquisition of minerals claims, leases and other mineral interests as well as for the recruitment and retention of qualified employees and other personnel. Reliance on Management and Dependence on Key Personnel The success of the Company will be largely dependent upon on the performance of the directors and officers and the ability to attract and retain key personnel. The loss of the services of these persons may have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business and prospects. The Company will compete with numerous other companies for the recruitment and retention of qualified employees and contractors. There is no assurance that the Company can maintain the service of its directors and officers or other qualified personnel required to operate its business. Failure to do so could have a material adverse effect on the Company and its prospects. No Mineral Reserves or Mineral Resources The properties in which the Company holds an interest is considered to be an early exploration stage property, however no mineral reserve or mineral resource estimates have been prepared in respect of the properties. Mineral reserves are, in the large part, estimates and no assurance can be given that the anticipated tonnages and grades will be achieved or that the indicated level of recovery will be realized. Reserve estimates for properties that have not yet commenced production may require revision based on actual production experience. Market price fluctuations of metals, as well as increased production costs or reduced recovery rates, may render mineral reserves containing relatively lower grades of mineralization uneconomic and may ultimately result in a restatement of reserves. Moreover, short-term operating factors relating to the mineral reserves, such as the need for orderly development of the ore bodies and the processing of new or different mineral grades may cause a mining operation to be unprofitable in any particular accounting period. Environmental Risks The Company’s exploration and appraisal programs will, in general, be subject to approval by regulatory bodies. Additionally, all phases of the mining business present environmental risks and hazards and are subject to environmental regulation pursuant to a variety of international conventions and federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Environmental legislation provides for, among other things, restrictions and prohibitions on spills, releases or emissions of various substances produced in association with mining operations. The legislation also requires that wells and facility sites be operated, maintained, abandoned and reclaimed to the satisfaction of applicable regulatory authorities. Compliance with such legislation can require significant expenditures and a breach may result in the imposition of fines and penalties, some of which may be material. Environmental legislation is evolving in a manner expected to result in stricter standards and enforcement, larger fines and liability and potentially increased capital expenditures and operating costs. Governmental Regulations and Processing Licenses and Permits The activities of the Company are subject to Canadian and provincial approvals, various laws governing prospecting, development, land resumptions, production taxes, labour standards and occupational health, mine safety, toxic substances and other matters. Although the Company believes that its activities are currently
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 carried out in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, no assurance can be given that new rules and regulations will not be enacted or that existing rules and regulations will not be applied in a manner, which could limit or curtail production or development. Amendments to current laws and regulations governing operations and activities of exploration and mining, or more stringent implementation thereof, could have a material adverse impact on the business, operations and financial performance of the Company. Further, the mining licenses and permits issued in respect of its projects may be subject to conditions which, if not satisfied, may lead to the revocation of such licenses. In the event of revocation, the value of the Company’s investments in such projects may decline. Local Resident Concerns Apart from ordinary environmental issues, work on, or the development and mining of the properties could be subject to resistance from local residents that could either prevent or delay exploration and development of the properties. Conflicts of Interest Certain of the directors and officers of the Company will be engaged in, and will continue to engage in, other business activities on their own behalf and on behalf of other companies (including mineral resource companies) and, as a result of these and other activities, such directors and officers of the Company may become subject to conflicts of interest. The British Columbia Business Corporations Act ("BCBCA") provides that in the event that a director has a material interest in a contract or proposed contract or agreement that is material to the issuer, the director must disclose his interest in such contract or agreement and refrain from voting on any matter in respect of such contract or agreement, subject to and in accordance with the BCBCA. To the extent that conflicts of interest arise, such conflicts will be resolved in accordance with the provisions of the BCBCA. Uninsurable Risks Exploration, development and production operations on mineral properties involve numerous risks, including unexpected or unusual geological operating conditions, rock bursts, cave-ins, fires, floods, earthquakes and other environmental occurrences. It is not always possible to obtain insurance against all such risks and the Company may decide not to insure against certain risks as a result of high premiums or other reasons. Should such liabilities arise, they could have an adverse impact on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition and could cause a decline in the value of the Company shares. The Company does not intend to maintain insurance against environmental risks. Litigation The Company and/or its directors may be subject to a variety of civil or other legal proceedings, with or without merit. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This MD&A contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are projections of events, revenues, income, future economic performance or management’s plans and objectives for future operations. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking statements made in this MD&A Page 14
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 include statements about the Company’s business plans; the costs and timing of its developments; its future investments and allocation of capital resources; success of exploration activities; requirements for additional capital; government regulation of mining operations. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including: general economic and business conditions, fluctuations in worldwide prices and demand for minerals; our lack of operating history; the actual results of current exploration activities; conclusions or economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in grade and or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes or other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining government approvals or financing or incompletion of development or construction activities, any of which may cause our or our industry’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements and any assumptions upon which they are based are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of the Company’s business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the Canada, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results. MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING In connection with Exemption Orders issued in November 2007 by each of the securities commissions across Canada, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company will file a Venture Issuer Basic Certificate with respect to the financial information contained in the unaudited interim financial statements and the audited annual financial statements and respective accompanying MD&A. In contrast to the certificate under National Instrument (“NI”) 52-109 (Certification of Disclosure in Issuer’s Annual and Interim Filings), the Venture Issuer Basic Certification includes a ‘Note to Reader’ stating that the CEO and CFO do not make any representations relating to the establishment and maintenance of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financing reporting, as defined in NI 52-109. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES INCLUDING INITIAL ADOPTION New Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted Certain new standards, interpretations and amendments to existing standards have been issued by the IASB or the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (“IFRIC”) during the year. None of these are expected to have a significant effect on the financial statements. Some updates that are not applicable or are not consequential to the Company may have been excluded from the list below. The following standards and interpretations have been issued but are not yet effective: IFRS 9 Financial Instruments – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments is part of the IASB's wider project to replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. IFRS 9 retains but simplifies the mixed measurement Page 15
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 model and establishes two primary measurement categories for financial assets: amortized cost and fair value. The basis of classification depends on the entity's business model and the contractual cash flow characteristics of the financial asset. IFRS 9 is applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. The Company does not expect that the new and amended standards will have significant impact on its financial statements. FINANCIAL AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS The Company classifies its financial instruments in the following categories: at fair value through profit or loss, loans and receivables, held-to-maturity investments, available-for-sale and financial liabilities. The classification depends on the purpose for which the financial instruments were acquired. Management determines the classification of its financial instruments at initial recognition. Financial assets are classified at fair value through profit or loss when they are either held for trading for the purpose of short-term profit taking, derivatives not held for hedging purposes, or when they are designated as such to avoid an accounting mismatch or to enable performance evaluation where a Company of financial assets is managed by key management personnel on a fair value basis in accordance with a documented risk management or investment strategy. Such assets are subsequently measured at fair value with changes in carrying value being included in profit or loss. Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market and are subsequently measured at amortized cost. They are included in current assets, except for maturities greater than 12 months after the end of the reporting period. These are classified as noncurrent assets. Held-to-maturity investments are non-derivative financial assets that have fixed maturities and fixed or determinable payments, and it is the Company’s intention to hold these investments to maturity. They are subsequently measured at amortized cost. Held-to-maturity investments are included in non-current assets, except for those, which are expected to mature within 12 months after the end of the reporting period. Available-for-sale financial assets are non-derivative financial assets that are designated as available-for-sale or are not suitable to be classified as financial assets at fair value through profit or loss, loans and receivables or held-to-maturity investments and are subsequently measured at fair value. These are included in current assets. Unrealized gains and losses are recognized in other comprehensive income, except for impairment losses and foreign exchange gains and losses. Non-derivative financial liabilities (excluding financial guarantees) are subsequently measured at amortized cost. Regular purchases and sales of financial assets are recognized on the trade-date – the date on which the Company commits to purchase the asset. Financial assets are derecognized when the rights to receive cash flows from the investments have expired or have been transferred and the Company has transferred substantially all risks and rewards of ownership. At each reporting date, the Company assesses whether there is objective evidence that a financial instrument has been impaired. In the case of available-for-sale financial instruments, a significant and prolonged decline in the value of the instrument is considered to determine whether impairment has arisen. Page 16
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 The Company does not have any derivative financial assets and liabilities. OTHER MATTERS Legal proceedings The Company is not aware of any legal proceedings. Contingent liabilities At the date of report, management was unaware of any outstanding contingent liability relating to the Company’s activities. Flow-through Shares Subscription Commitment The Company is in arrears on filing certain of its statutory tax forms. The Company has exposure to late filing penalties and related interest, amounting to $188,127. The Company may also be required to indemnify flowthrough investors for the amount of increased tax payable by the flow-through investor as a consequence of the failure of the Company to incur qualifying exploration expenditures previously renounced to the flow-through investors. Previously renounced and unspent exploration amounts of $335,466 relating to the 2006 flow-through shares offering may be subject to such indemnification. As at February 28, 2015, the Company recognized recoveries on the flow-through investor indemnification of $213,644. The Company estimates that the total potential liability is $285,832 as at November 30, 2015 and has included a provision for this amount together with the interest and penalty accruals in other liabilities. As at November 30, 2015, other liabilities comprise a total of $285,832 includes flow through taxes payable of $85,042, penalties related to non-filing of $100,824, and total accumulated interest of $99,966. PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS The Company had no proposed transactions. ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE FOR VENTURE ISSUERS WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT REVENUE Detailed listings of general and administrative expenses and exploration expenditures are provided in the financial statements of the Company for the nine months ended November 30, 2015. DIRECTORS Certain directors of the Company are also directors, officers and/or shareholders of other companies that are similarly engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and exploring natural resource properties. Such associations may give rise to conflicts of interest from time to time. The directors of the Company are required to act in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company and to disclose any interest they may have in any project opportunity of the Company. If a conflict of interest arises at a meeting of the board of directors, any director in a conflict will disclose his/her interest and abstain from voting in the matter(s). In determining whether or not the Company will participate in any project or opportunity, the directors will primarily consider the degree of risk to which the Company may be exposed and its financial position at the time.
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015 OUTLOOK The Company's primary focus for the foreseeable future will be on reviewing its financial position, continuing evaluating exploration and development activities on its mineral properties, and the Company’s ongoing evaluation of possible projects. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Additional disclosure of the Company’s material documents, information circular, material change reports, new release, and other information can be obtained on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. APPROVAL The board of Directors of the Company has approved the disclosure contained in this Management Discussion and Analysis. A copy will be provided to anyone who requests it. On Behalf of the Board of Directors, “Dusan Berka” Dusan Berka, P. Eng. President, CEO and Director January 20, 2016
Megastar Development Corp. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS For the nine months ended November 30, 2015
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