Marijuana Company Of America Inc (OTCMKTS:MCOA) shares dipped 0.08% on Tuesday to $0.0485 and were unchanged in after-hours trading. Share prices have been trading in a 52-week range of $0.00 to $0.20. The company has a market cap of $74.51 million at 1.58 billion shares outstanding.
Marijuana Company of America Inc is a development-stage company. It is a cannabis marketing and distribution company that distributes medical cannabis products, providing product sourcing, branding, payment, distribution and knowledge through an architecture structure to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share.
It is also developing a knowledge base complete with information from subject matter experts, medical articles and opinions, current articles, YouTube and other videos, blogs, and industry news and papers. The company provides information on strains, and other processed products that will be available through its club. It will track industry and consumer information and post to its social media and online knowledge base. It offers collectives and dispensaries in legal medical marijuana states marketing and managed services designed to improve membership and transactions.
In a press release, Marijuana Company of America announced that PCAOB auditors have completed a two year audit of the company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016. From here, their legal counsel will finalize a Form 10 registration statement for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Once this registration statement becomes effective and the company’s common stock registered with the commission, Marijuana Company of America will apply to uplist its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB exchange. These steps are being taken to enhance long-term shareholder value, and attract a broader and more diverse shareholder base, including more institutional investors.
Our goal is to meet the requirements to be a fully reporting company. This is in-line with our business plan to move to a higher level stock exchange. As we continue to grow within our industry, achieving the highest level of transparency for our current and future shareholders is of paramount importance to us. With the audit completed, we are well on our way to becoming fully reporting and offering more transparency to investors and shareholders,” said Marijuana Company of America CEO and President Donald Steinberg.
As mentioned previously, being listed on a higher stock exchange can allow the company to attract not just more number of shareholders but better liquidity. The company is now turning its attention to the auditing process and has reportedly engaged the services of a CPA firm to complete a two-year audit of its financial statements as part of the process of preparing to become a fully reporting public company with the intent of uplisting to a higher reporting exchange.
Earlier this year, the company shared that it has recently commenced generating revenue and started to ship orders for its hempSMART Brain product after its launch in November.
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