ZHEN DING RESOURCES INC.

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ZHEN DING RESOURCES INC. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-Q)

05/16/2022 | 12:28pm EDT

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This quarterly report contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that 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. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

Our unaudited financial statements are stated in United States Dollars (US$) and are prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the related notes that appear elsewhere in this quarterly report. The following discussion contains forward-looking statements that reflect our plans, estimates and beliefs. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed below and elsewhere in this quarterly report.

Our financial statements are stated in United States Dollars (US$) and are prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

In this quarterly report, unless otherwise specified, all dollar amounts are expressed in United States dollars and all references to "common shares" refer to the common shares in our capital stock.

As used in this quarterly report, the terms "we", "us", "our" and "our company" mean Zhen Ding Resources Inc., unless otherwise indicated.



General Overview


We are engaged in seeking business partnership opportunities with companies that are in the field of exploration and extraction of precious and/or base metals, primarily in China, which are in need of funding and improved management. We would provide the necessary management expertise and assist in financing efforts of these mining operations. In exchange, we would acquire metal ores produced by these mines and process the ores in our ore milling plant and sell the ore concentrates to metal refineries. Our only operating company is Zhen Ding JV, which engages in the processing of metal ore and the selling of ore concentrates of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper at purity levels ranging from 65% to 80%. Zhen Ding JV purchases metal ore in rock form from its joint venture partner, Xinzhou Gold, which has rights to explore and mine ore from a property located in the southwestern part of Anhui province in China.



Corporate Background


Our principal office is located at Suite 111, 3900 Place De Java, Second Floor, Brossard, Quebec, Canada J4Y 9C4. Our operational offices are located at: Zhen Ding Mining Co. Ltd., Wuxi County, Town of Langqiao, Jing Xian, Anhui Province, China, Tel: 86-6270-9018.



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We were incorporated in September 1996 as Robotech Inc., and began our business in the development and marketing of specialized technological equipment. At that time we estimated that we would require approximately $6,000,000 to realize our plans. Through the year of 2003, we had not reached our financing goals and therefore abandoned that particular business plan. Since that time, we have been seeking suitable candidates for acquisition.

In the past decade there has been a worldwide recovery in the price and interest in precious metals, minerals and industrial commodities. Such interest has been fueled to a large degree, by the economic awakening of the two most populous nations, China and India and further bolstered by a sharp decline in the US dollar. A particular beneficiary of this revival has been the market prices of gold, silver and copper. Thus, in early 2010, the business direction of our company was changed to seek to profit from this revival and we began to focus our acquisition search in that industry, particularly on companies engaged in the mining of gold, silver and copper.

In January 2012, our Board of Directors, with authorization from a majority of our shareholders, made an offer to the shareholders of Zhen Ding Resources Inc., a Nevada corporation ("Zhen Ding NV"), to acquire, at the very least, the majority of their common shares, and, if available, up to 100% ownership.

Zhen Ding NV through its wholly owned subsidiary, Z&W Zhen Ding Corporation, a California corporation ("Zhen Ding CA"), has been engaged in a joint venture with Jing Xian Xinzhou Gold Co., Ltd. ("Xinzhou Gold"), a company organized under the laws of the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). The joint venture company, Zhen Ding Mining Co. Ltd. ("Zhen Ding JV") is 70% held by Zhen Ding NV through Zhen Ding CA. It is a common practice in China to append the name of the town or city where an enterprise is located to its legally incorporated name. Thus many documents referencing Zhen Ding JV may refer to it as Jing Xian Zhen Ding Mining Co. Ltd. Zhen Ding JV engages in the processing of metal ore and the selling of ore concentrates of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper at purity levels ranging from 65% to 80%. Zhen Ding JV purchases metal ore in rock form from Xinzhou Gold.

On March 8, 2012, we changed our name from Robotech, Inc. to Zhen Ding Resources Inc., in anticipation of the acquisition of Zhen Ding NV. Our trading symbol, RBTK, however remained unchanged.

During 2012, a total of 50,746,358 shares of the issued and outstanding common stock of Zhen Ding NV were tendered to our company. On August 13, 2013, an additional 13,100,000 shares were tendered to us. Thus, as of August 13, 2013 the shareholders of Zhen Ding NV had tendered 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, representing 100% of the issued and outstanding equity of Zhen Ding NV to us.

On October 23, 2013, we issued 122,440 shares of our common stock, on a one-for-one basis, to the tendering shareholders of Zhen Ding NV making Zhen Ding NV a wholly owned subsidiary of our company.

On October 28, 2013, we dissolved Zhen Ding NV by merging it with and into Zhen Ding DE. As a result, Zhen Ding CA became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhen Ding DE. Zhen Ding CA continues to exist as an intermediate holding company with no operations of its own, but which in turn owns our 70% interest in Zhen Ding JV.



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The following illustrates our corporate and share ownership structure:



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Our Current Business



Background


Presently, we conduct our operations exclusively through Zhen Ding JV, our joint venture company. However, we continue to look for other attractive potential acquisition targets in the mining industry.



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Our joint venture, Zhen Ding JV, is equipped to process ore mined by our joint venture partner Xinzhou Gold when in operation. Zhen Ding JV purchases the ore in rock form from Xinzhou Gold and processes the ore into our final product, which is a gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper ore concentrate. We estimate that our processed product is 65% to 80% pure. The product is then sold to refineries which further purify and separate the concentrate. Zhen Ding JV also arranges all exploration, mining process and operations, and financial and administrative support for Xinzhou Gold's mine, known as the Wuxi Gold Mine.

We purchase all of our raw material from Xinzhou Gold for our ore processing operation and rely solely on Xinzhou Gold for our supply of ores. The veins most recently excavated by Xinzhou Gold in the permitted areas of our mines are very low grade and, as such, the production is minimal. The higher yielding and therefore more profitable veins run outside Xinzhou Gold's permitted mining area boundaries under its current license.

Xinzhou Gold applied for an extension of the permitted mining area, however, the application was rejected by the government in December 2016 due to Xinzhou Gold's insufficient working capital. Xinzhou Gold intends to reapply for an extension of the permitted mining area when it is able to demonstrate sufficient working capital to drill the extended area. However, if sufficient working capital is unavailable, or should the application be denied on other grounds, we would not be able to secure another source with higher grade ores for our processing plant, which would severely limit our ability to execute our plan of operation and our potential profitability.

At the beginning of fiscal 2015, we idled our mineral processing plant due to an overall downturn in the demand and market prices for our concentrates. This downturn coincided with an overall economic recession in China and downturn in the global commodities market during fiscal 2015 through 2016.



Recent Activities


On May 9, 2018, De Gang Wei resigned as Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company and Zhou Zhi Bin resigned as a director of the Company. The resignations did not result from any disagreement with our company regarding our operations, policies, practices or otherwise.

During the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, we actively sought an investment of approximately $3,000,000, which we believe is required to expand Xinzhou Gold's mining permit, and which would allow us to resume our ore extraction and refinery activities. However, as at the date of this report we have not successfully secured any financing commitment.

Since idling our mineral processing plant, we have actively sought an investment of between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000, which we believe is required to expand Xinzhou Gold's mining permit, and which would allow us to resume our ore extraction and refinery activities. However, as at the date of this report we have not successfully secured any financing commitment.

Due to our continued inability to raise sufficient financing to expand Xinzhou Gold's mining permit, Xinzhou Gold elected to reapply for a new drilling permit based on a scaled-down drilling plan. The resulting new permit application, which was submitted to the Anhui Province Land & Resources Bureau for approval on March 8, 2017, seeks renewed permission to continue drilling in the areas directly adjacent to our concentration plant. That application was subsequently rejected due to environmental concerns regarding wastewater runoff onto nearby agricultural lands. Accordingly, during the last six months of fiscal 2019, the Company was primarily devoted to refining its environmental impact compliance proposal and design in consultation with government officials. A new proposal and design was submitted to the environmental protection authorities on June 30, 2019.

During the fall of 2019, the Zhen Ding JV received feedback from the Land & Resource Bureau regarding its June 30, 2019 proposal and design submission. The authorities requested certain improvements to the tailing pond and wastewater treatment facility on the proposed drilling site as a condition of granting any new drilling permit. Zhen Ding JV subsequently retained a new environmental expert to rework the tailing pond treatment facility. The new design will employ automated pumping systems to optimize water transfer while lowering both cost and risk. The design affords immediate control of pressure and flowrate, as well as real-time monitoring of pump speed, flowrate, inlet/outlet water pressures, water temperature, engine performance, and engine fuel level. The improved water treatment design report was submitted to the government in December 2019 with an estimated budget of approximately $1.75 million over two years. The Company expected a ruling on the new proposal in March 2020, however the ruling was delayed due to COVID-19 containment measures in Anhui province which resulted in reduced staffing and operations across all levels of the public service. More recently, the Company was advised that no ruling would be provided on the proposal without additional 3rd party geo-technical research to support the viability of the Company's design. The estimated cost of such additional research is $500,000.

Financing and Restructuring Efforts

During fiscal 2019 management entered into negotiations with various related party lenders regarding a possible restructuring or conversion of related party debt. Effective December 14, 2020, we issued an aggregate of 46,442,550 shares of our common stock to ten lenders at the price of $0.02 per share in consideration for the cancellation of $928,851 of interest bearing debt payable on demand to the lenders in respect of cash advances made by them to the Company.



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Summary of Operations during the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

In light of the continued strength of gold prices during the fist six months of 2022, our management continues to seek proposals from prospective investors and partners seeking to participate in a smaller drilling operation and other joint venture projects and transactions. However, there is no assurance that a suitable opportunity will be identified or secured.

Going forward, we will continue to seek sufficient financing to re-establish our mineral extraction and refining operations. We will also seek to identify and evaluation businesses opportunities and other strategic transactions on an ongoing basis with a view toward diversifying our business and optimizing shareholder value.






Results of Operations



Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021




The following table summarizes key items of comparison and their related
increase (decrease) for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021,
respectively:



                                                                    Percentage Increase
                                                                    (Decrease) Between
                              Three Months       Three Months       Three Month Periods
                                 Ended              Ended                  Ended
                               March 31,          March 31,         March 31, 2022 and
                                  2022               2021             March 31, 2021
General and administrative   $       19,748     $       21,343                      (7.4 )%
Gain on sale of assets       $         (279 )                -                         -
Net loss                     $      154,913     $      153,000                     (1.25 )%



We had not earned any revenues in the three months ended March 31, 2022 or 2021. Our lack of revenue was due to our inability to find better quality materials for our production.

We had a net loss of $154,913 for the three months ended March 31, 2022, representing a 1.25% increase from our net loss of $153,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The change in our results over the two periods is a result of nominal decreases in our general and administrative expense and in our interest expense during 2022.



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Liquidity and Capital Resources



Working Capital



                                At                At
                            March 31,        December 31,
                               2022              2021
Current assets            $       13,139     $      29,782

Current liabilities $ (10,738,555 ) $ (10,548,025 ) Working capital deficit $ ($10,725,416 ) $ (10,518,243 )

As of March 31, 2022, we had current assets of $13,139 consisting of cash and cash equivalents, current liabilities of $10,738,555 and a working capital deficit of $10,725,416. This compares to our current assets of $29,782 (consisting of cash and cash equivalents), current liabilities of $10,548,025, and working capital deficit of $10,518,243 as of December 31, 2021. The nominal decrease in cash and increase in liabilities during the most recent period resulted primarily from an increase in short-term debt, and in accounts payable to third parties and to related parties.

As of March 31, 2022, we had accumulated losses of $21,026,242 since inception. We anticipate generating losses and, therefore, may be unable to continue operations further in the future.



Cash Flows



                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             March 31,
                                                        2022          2021

Net cash from (used in) operating activities $ (19,348 ) $ 771 Net cash provided by investing activities

             $     279             -

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities $ (819 ) $ (21,922 ) Net increase (decrease) in cash during period $ (16,643 ) $ 20,926




Operating Activities


Net cash used in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $19,348, a 2,573.28% decrease from the $771 in net cash gained from operating during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The decrease was a result of decrease expense in account payable and accrued liabilities during the most recent period. During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, we had no sales and did not purchase any raw materials.



Investing Activities


Cash provided by investing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $279, which was related to the sale of a certain vehicle which was fully impaired in 2015.



Financing Activities


Cash used in financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $819, which was a 96.26% decrease from the $21,922 cash used in financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The decrease was a result of fewer related party loans during the most recent period.



Plan of Operation


Our operating plan for the 12 months beginning from April 1, 2022 is as follows:

Our operating plan for the balance of fiscal 2022 is to seek an investment of approximately US$3,350,000, which we believe is required to restart our mineral processing plant in China and extend Xinzhou Gold's mining permit, which would allow us to resume our ore extraction and refinery activities, although we have not secured any financing commitment thus far.



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The funds raised would be used to:

1. upgrade tailings pond and water treatment facility;

2. extend and expand permitted mining area of Xinzhou Gold to access higher

concentrate ore veins;

3. resume ore exploration and extraction activities;


 4. re-start the mill;


 5. re-test the mill;

6. develop expansion plans for our plant capacity;

7. drill additional holes near the concentration plant; and

8. undertake at least three deep drill holes in the permitted area to re-commence

    greater milling operations as soon as possible.



This will involve re-testing the plant equipment and re-hiring all personnel that was laid off as a result of the mining halt. We will reactively seek partnerships with mining enterprises primarily active in the gold, silver and/or copper fields and subject to the general parameters described earlier to increase our supply of raw material. In addition, we will look for a partner in the natural resources field in order to enhance our future capability to access necessary funding and seek other businesses opportunities and other strategic transactions with a view toward diversifying our business and attracting new investment.

In order to execute our business plan over the next twelve months we expect to expend funds as follows:



            Estimated Net Expenditures During the Next Twelve Months



                                                  $

Restart mill and mining related operations 3,000,000 General, Administrative Expenses

                 100,000
Consulting & Permit Fees                         150,000
Misc                                             100,000

Total                                          3,350,000



In light of our nominal cash resources, we expect that we will be required to raise approximately $3,500,000 in order to execute our proposed business plan during fiscal 2020. In the event that we are unable to raise sufficient funds to carry out our planned investment in drilling equipment and our planned exploration program, we anticipate that we will require a minimum of $350,000 to maintain our current business operations without engaging in any significant exploration activities or investment. We have suffered recurring losses from operations. The continuation of our company is dependent upon our company attaining and maintaining profitable operations and raising additional capital as needed.

The continuation of our business is dependent upon obtaining further financing, a successful program of exploration and/or development, and, finally, achieving a profitable level of operations. The issuance of additional equity securities by us could result in a significant dilution in the equity interests of our current stockholders. Obtaining commercial loans, assuming those loans would be available, will increase our liabilities and future cash commitments.



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There are no assurances that we will be able to obtain further funds required for our continued operations. As noted herein, we are pursuing various financing alternatives to meet our immediate and long-term financial requirements. There can be no assurance that additional financing will be available to us when needed or, if available, that it can be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If we are not able to obtain the additional financing on a timely basis, we will be unable to conduct our operations as planned, and we will not be able to meet our other obligations as they become due. In such event, we will be forced to scale down or perhaps even cease our operations.

We are not aware of any known trends, demands, commitments, events or uncertainties that will result in or that are reasonably likely to result in our liquidity increasing or decreasing in any material way.



Future Financings


We anticipate continuing to rely on equity sales of our common stock in order to continue to fund our business operations. Issuances of additional shares will result in dilution to our existing stockholders. There is no assurance that we will achieve any additional sales of our equity securities or arrange for debt or other financing to fund our planned business activities.

We presently do not have any arrangements for additional financing for the expansion of our exploration operations, and no potential lines of credit or sources of financing are currently available for the purpose of proceeding with our plan of operations.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, and capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to stockholders.



Critical Accounting Policies



Foreign Currency Adjustments


Assets and liabilities recorded in foreign currencies are translated at the exchange rate on the balance sheet date. Revenue and expenses are translated at average rates of exchange prevailing during the year. Any translation adjustments are reflected as a separate component of stockholders' equity (deficit) and have no effect on current earnings. Gains and losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in current results of operations.




Non-controlling Interest



Non-controlling interests in our company's subsidiaries are reported as a component of equity, separate from the parent's equity. Purchase or sale of equity interests that do not result in a change of control are accounted for as equity transactions. Results of operations attributable to the minority interest are included in our consolidated results of operations and, upon loss of control, the interest sold, as well as interest retained, if any, will be reported at fair value with any gain or loss recognized in earnings.



Revenue Recognition


Revenue is recognized when products are shipped, title and risk of loss is passed to the customers and collection is reasonably assured. Payments received prior to the satisfaction of above criteria are deferred.

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