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REEDS INC 10-Q 2008

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-31.1
  3. Ex-32.1
  4. Ex-32.1
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)

þ  QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2008
 
o  TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT
 
For the transition period from             to
Commission file number
Commission file number: 000-32501
  

 
REED'S INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
  Delaware
   35-2177773
(State of incorporation)
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
13000 South Spring St.   Los Angeles, Ca. 90061
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(310) 217-9400
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ    No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one):
 
 
Large Accelerated Filer o
 
Accelerated Filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company þ
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   Yes  o   No þ
 
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS
 
State the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date:

There were 8,928,591 shares of the registrant's common stock outstanding as of November 4, 2008

Transitional Small Business Disclosure Format (Check one)      Yes o    No þ
 

 

This report contains forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements usually contain the words “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” or similar expressions, and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should carefully review various risks and uncertainties identified in this Report, including the matters set forth under the captions “Trends, Risks, Challenges, Opportunities That May or Are Currently Affecting Our Business” and in the Company’s other SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or publicly announce revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.
 
Although forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by us. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those specifically addressed under the heading “Trends, Risks, Challenges, Opportunities That May or Are Currently Affecting Our Business” below, as well as those discussed elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report. We file reports with the SEC. You can read and copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room, 100 F. Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549 on official business days during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can obtain additional information about the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains an Internet site (www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including the Company.
 
We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this Quarterly Report. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made throughout the entirety of this annual report, which attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FORM 10-Q

QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Page
     
 
Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007
1
     
 
Condensed Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
2
     
 
Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2008
3
     
 
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
4
     
 
Selected notes to condensed financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
5
     
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
11
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
23
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
23
 
 
PART II

OTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED

Item 1. Legal Proceedings
23
   
Item 1A. Risk Factors
23
   
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
23
   
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
24
   
Item 4. Submission of Matters of a Vote of Security Holders
24
   
Item 5. Other Information
24
   
Item 6. Exhibits
24
 

 
Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements
 
REED’S, INC 
 
 
ASSETS
 
September 30, 2008
(Unaudited)  
 
December 31, 2007 
 
            
CURRENT ASSETS
          
Cash
 
$
83,091
 
$
742,719
 
Inventory
   
2,994,507
   
3,028,450
 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and returns and discounts of $165,000 as of September 30, 2008 and $407,480 as of December 31, 2007
   
1,281,662
   
1,160,940
 
Other Receivable
   
4,255
   
16,288
 
Prepaid Expenses
   
62,857
   
76,604
 
Total Current Assets
   
4,426,372
   
5,025,001
 
 
             
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,075,342 as of September 30, 2008 and $867,769 as of December 31, 2007
   
4,207,441
   
4,248,702
 
               
OTHER ASSETS
             
Brand names
   
800,201
   
800,201
 
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $ 15,984 as of September 30, 2008 and $5,212 as of December 31, 2007
   
72,166
   
13,402
 
Total Other Assets
   
872,367
   
813,603
 
 
             
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
9,506,180
 
$
10,087,306
 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
             
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES
             
Accounts payable
 
$
1,328,774
 
$
1,996,849
 
Lines of credit
   
1,290,082
   
-
 
Current portion of long term debt
   
9,421
   
27,331
 
Accrued interest
   
24,691
   
3,548
 
Accrued expenses
   
117,308
   
54,364
 
Total Current Liabilities
   
2,770,276
   
2,082,092
 
               
Long term debt, less current portion
   
1,757,681
   
765,753
 
 
             
Total Liabilities
   
4,527,957
   
2,847,845
 
 
             
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
             
               
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
             
Preferred stock, $10 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, 47,121 shares outstanding at September 30, 2008 and 48,121 shares at December 31, 2007
   
471,212
   
481,212
 
Common stock, $.0001 par value, 19,500,000 shares authorized, 8,928,591 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2008 and 8,751,721 at December 31, 2007
   
892
   
874
 
Additional paid in capital
   
18,266,167
   
17,838,516
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(13,760,048
)
 
(11,081,141
)
 
             
Total stockholders’ equity
   
4,978,223
   
7,239,461
 
 
             
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
$
9,506,180
 
$
10,087,306
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
 
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REED’S, INC. 
 
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
For the Three and Nine months Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
(Unaudited) 
 
           
   
 Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
 
   
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
   
2008
 
2007
 
2008
 
2007
 
                   
SALES
 
$
4,233,186
 
$
3,881,328
 
$
12,368,102
 
$
10,366,378
 
COST OF SALES
   
2,937,687
   
3,083,055
   
9,283,460
   
8,348,055
 
                       
GROSS PROFIT
   
1,295,499
   
798,273
   
3,084,642
   
2,018,323
 
 
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES
                     
Selling
   
819,362
   
1,606,938
   
2,994,498
   
3,049,207
 
General and Administrative
   
558,094
   
711,785
   
2,547,836
   
1,611,276
 
Total Operating Expenses
   
1,377,456
   
2,318,723
   
5,542,334
   
4,660,483
 
 
                     
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
   
(81,957
)
 
(1,520,450
)
 
(2,457,692
)
 
(2,642,160
)
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
                         
Interest Income
   
-
   
45,898
   
975
   
98,498
 
Interest Expense
   
(92,201
)
 
(51,407
)
 
(198,629
)
 
(163,290
)
Total Other Income (Expense)
   
(92,201
)
 
(5,509
)
 
(197,654
)
 
(64,792
)
                         
NET LOSS
   
(174,158
)
 
(1,525,959
)
 
(2,655,346
)
 
(2,706,952
)
                           
Preferred stock dividend
   
-
   
--
   
(23,561
)
 
(27,770
)
 
                         
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS
 
$
(174,158
)
$
(1,525,959
)
$
(2,678,907
)
$
(2,734,722
)
                           
LOSS PER SHARE- Available to Common Stockholders
  Basic and Diluted
 
$
(0.02
)
$
(0.18
)
$
(0.30
)
$
(0.35
)
 
                         
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING, BASIC AND DILUTED
   
8,928,591
   
8,714,050
   
8,868,381
   
7,759,425
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
 
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REED’S INC. 
 
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
For the nine months ended September 30, 2008 (Unaudited)
 
   
Common
 
Stock
     
Preferred
 
Stock
         
   
Shares
 
Amount
 
Additional Paid in Capital
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Total
 
                               
Balance, January 1, 2008
   
8,751,721
 
$
874
 
$
17,838,516
   
48,121
 
$
481,212
 
$
(11,081,141
)
$
7,239,461
 
Fair value of common stock issued for services
   
161,960
   
16
   
335,439
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
335,455
 
Preferred stock dividend
   
10,910
   
1
   
23,560
   
-
   
-
   
(23,561
)
 
-
 
Preferred stock conversion
   
4,000
   
1
   
9,999
   
(1,000
)
 
(10,000
)
 
-
   
-
 
Fair value of options issued to employees
   
-
   
-
   
58,653
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
58,653
 
Net Loss for the nine months ended
 September 30, 2008
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
--
   
(2,655,346
)
 
(2,655,346
)
                                             
Balance, September 30, 2008
   
8,928,591
 
$
892
 
$
18,266,167
   
47,121
 
$
471,212
 
$
(13,760,048
)
$
4,978,223
 
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
 
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REED’S INC. 
 
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 
(Unaudited) 
 
 
Nine months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
   
2008
 
2007
 
           
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
           
Net Loss
 
$
(2,655,346
)
$
(2,706,952
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
           
Compensation expense from stock issuance
   
335,455
   
3,783
 
Fair value of stock options issued to employees
   
58,653
   
171,296
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
256,959
   
144,445
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
             
Accounts receivable
   
(120,722
)
 
(748,335
)
Inventory
   
33,943
   
(1,781,490
)
Prepaid Expenses
   
13,747
   
82,380
 
Other receivables
   
12,033
   
(120,361
)
Other Intangibles
   
(88,149
)
 
-
 
Accounts payable
   
(668,075
)
 
607,670
 
Accrued expenses
   
62,944
   
97,879
 
Accrued interest
   
21,143
   
(24,200
)
 
           
Net cash used in operating activities
   
(2,737,415
)
 
(4,273,905
)
 
             
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
             
Increase in note receivable
   
-
   
(300,000
)
Purchase of property and equipment
   
(186,313
)
 
(2,546,165
)
Increase in restricted cash
   
-
   
1,580,456
 
Net cash used in investing activities
   
(186,313
)
 
(1,265,709
)
 
             
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
             
               
Proceeds received from warrants exercised
   
-
   
165,000
 
Proceeds received from borrowings on long term debt
   
1,770,000
   
163,276
 
Principal payments on debt
   
(795,982
)
 
(254,387
)
Proceeds received on sale of common stock
   
-
   
9,000,000
 
Payments for stock offering costs
   
-
   
(1,418,606
)
Net borrowing (payment) on lines of credit
   
1,290,082
   
(1,355,526
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
2,264,100
   
6,299,757
 
 
             
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH
   
(659,628
)
 
760,143
 
CASH — Beginning of period
   
742,719
   
1,638,917
 
 
             
CASH — End of period
 
$
83,091
 
$
2,399,060
 
 
             
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information
             
Cash paid during the period for:
             
Interest
 
$
177,486
 
$
187,490
 
 
             
Taxes
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
 
             
Noncash Investing and Financing Activities:
             
Common stock to be issued in settlement of preferred stock dividend
 
$
-
 
$
27,770
 
Preferred Stock converted to Common Stock
 
$
10,000
 
$
98,190
 
Common stock issued in settlement of preferred stock dividend
 
$
23,561
 
$
-
 
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
 
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REED’S, INC. 
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
Nine months Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 (UNAUDITED)
 
1.
BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
The accompanying interim condensed financial statements are unaudited, but in the opinion of management of Reeds, Inc. (the Company), contain all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position at September 30, 2008 and the results of operations and cash flows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2007 is derived from the Company’s audited financial statements.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, although management of the Company believes that the disclosures contained in these financial statements are adequate to make the information presented herein not misleading. For further information, refer to the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report, Form 10-KSB, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2008.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expense during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2008.

Income (Loss) per Common Share

Basic income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted income per share is calculated assuming the issuance of common shares, if dilutive, resulting from the exercise of stock options and warrants. As the Company had a loss in the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, basic and diluted loss per share are the same because the inclusion of common share equivalents would be anti-dilutive. At September 30, 2008 and 2007, potentially dilutive securities consisted of convertible preferred stock, common stock options and warrants aggregating 2,709,220 and 2,612,220 common shares, respectively.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying amount of financial instruments, including cash, accounts and other receivables, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, approximate fair value because of their short maturity. The carrying amounts of notes payable approximate fair value because the related effective interest rates on these instruments approximate the rates currently available to the Company.

Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 157, "Fair Value Measurements." This Statement defines fair value for certain financial and nonfinancial assets and liabilities that are recorded at fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This guidance applies to other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements. On February 12, 2008, the FASB finalized FASB Staff Position (FSP) No.157-2, Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157.” This Staff Position delays the effective date of SFAS No. 157 for nonfinancial assets and liabilities to fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008 and interim periods within those fiscal years, except for those items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually). The adoption of SFAS No. 157 had no effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.
 
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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
References to the “FASB” and “SFAS” herein refer to the “Financial Accounting Standards Board”, and “Statement of Financial Accounting Standards”, respectively.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 141 (R), “Business Combinations” (FAS 141(R)), which establishes accounting principles and disclosure requirements for all transactions in which a company obtains control over another business. Statement 141(R) applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited.

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements, an amendment of ARB No. 51”. SFAS No. 160 establishes accounting and reporting standards that require that the ownership interests in subsidiaries held by parties other than the parent be clearly identified, labeled, and presented in the consolidated statement of financial position within equity, but separate from the parent’s equity; the amount of consolidated net income attributable to the parent and to the noncontrolling interest be clearly identified and presented on the face of the consolidated statement of income; and changes in a parent’s ownership interest while the parent retains its controlling financial interest in its subsidiary be accounted for consistently. SFAS No. 160 also requires that any retained noncontrolling equity investment in the former subsidiary be initially measured at fair value when a subsidiary is deconsolidated. SFAS No. 160 also sets forth the disclosure requirements to identify and distinguish between the interests of the parent and the interests of the noncontrolling owners. SFAS No. 160 applies to all entities that prepare consolidated financial statements, except not-for-profit organizations, but will affect only those entities that have an outstanding noncontrolling interest in one or more subsidiaries or that deconsolidate a subsidiary. SFAS No. 160 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited. SFAS No. 160 must be applied prospectively as of the beginning of the fiscal year in which it is initially applied, except for the presentation and disclosure requirements. The presentation and disclosure requirements are applied retrospectively for all periods presented.

In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, “Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities - an amendment of FASB Statement No. 133” (“SFAS No. 161”).  SFAS No. 161 amends and expands the disclosure requirements of SFAS No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS No. 133”). The objective of SFAS No. 161 is to provide users of financial statements with an enhanced understanding of how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for under SFAS No. 133 and its related interpretations, and how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance, and cash flows.  SFAS No. 161 requires qualitative disclosures about objectives and strategies for using derivatives, quantitative disclosures about fair value amounts of and gains and losses on derivative instruments, and disclosures about credit-risk-related contingent features in derivative agreements.  SFAS No. 161 applies to all derivative financial instruments, including bifurcated derivative instruments (and nonderivative instruments that are designed and qualify as hedging instruments pursuant to paragraphs 37 and 42 of SFAS No. 133) and related hedged items accounted for under SFAS No. 133 and its related interpretations.  SFAS No. 161 also amends certain provisions of SFAS No. 131. SFAS No. 161 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008, with early application encouraged.  SFAS No. 161 encourages, but does not require, comparative disclosures for earlier periods at initial adoption. 
 
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The Company does not believe the adoption of the above recent pronouncements, will have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position, or cash flows.
 
Concentrations

The Company’s cash balances on deposit with banks are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to $250,000. The Company may be exposed to risk for the amounts of funds held in one bank in excess of the insurance limit. In assessing the risk, the Company’s policy is to maintain cash balances with high quality financial institutions. The Company had cash balances in excess of the $250,000 guarantee during the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

During the three months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, the Company had two customers, which accounted for approximately 36% and 14% and 40% and 29% of sales, respectively. No other customers accounted for more than 10% of sales in either year.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, the Company had two customers, which accounted for approximately 32% and 13% and 38% and 15% of sales, respectively . No other customers accounted for more than 10% of sales in either year. As of September 30, 2008, the Company had approximately $310,100 and $175,000, respectively, of accounts receivable from these customers.
 
2.
Inventory
 
Inventory consists of the following at:

 
 
September 30,
2008
 
December 31,
2007
 
Raw Materials
 
$
1,152,136
 
$
1,179,580
 
Finished Goods
   
1,842,371
   
1,848,870
 
 
 
$
2,994,507
 
$
3,028,450
 
 
3.
Long term debt

In March 2008, the Company originated a note payable with a bank in the amount of $1,770,000. The note matures in February 2038. The note carries an 8.41% per annum interest rate, requires a monthly payment of principal and interest of $13,651, and is secured by all of the land and buildings owned by the Company. The previous debt of $650,483 for the land and building and a building improvement loan of $136,525 that were secured by land and building were paid off in March 2008 as a condition of obtaining this loan. As of September 30, 2008, $1,767,102 was due under this debt obligation, of which $9,421 has been reflected as current.
    
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4.
Line of Credit
 
In May 2008 the Company entered into a Credit and Security Agreement under which the Company was provided with a $2 million revolving credit facility. In July 2008, the line of credit was increased to $3 million. The amount available to borrow is based on a calculation of eligible accounts receivable and inventory.
 
At September 30, 2008, aggregate amounts outstanding under the line of credit was $1,290,082 and the Company had approximately $273,000 of availability on this line of credit . Interest accrues on outstanding loans under the credit facility at a rate equal to 5.75% per annum plus the greater of 2% or the LIBOR rate. Borrowings under the credit facility are secured by all of the Company's assets. The agreement terminates May 2010, and the Company is subject to an early termination fee if the loan is terminated before such date.

The Company is required to comply with a number of affirmative, negative and financial covenants. Among other things, these covenants require the Company to achieve minimum quarterly net income as set forth in the Credit Agreement, required the Company to maintain a minimum Debt Service Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement), and require the Company to maintain minimum levels of tangible net worth. The Company was in compliance with these covenants as of September 30, 2008.

5.
Stockholders’ Equity

For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the following stock transactions occurred:

The Company issued 161,960 shares of common stock in exchange for consulting services. The value of the stock was based on the closing price of the stock on the issuance date. The total value of $335,455 was charged to consulting expenses.

The Company issued 10,910 shares of common stock valued at $23,561 to its preferred stockholders, in accordance with the dividend provision of the preferred stock agreement.

The Company issued 4,000 of common stock, resulting from the conversion of 1,000 shares of preferred stock.
 
6.
Stock Based Compensation
 
Stock options
 
The following table summarizes stock option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2008:
 
 
Shares 
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price
 
 Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term (Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2008
   
749,000
 
$
6.02
   
-
   
-
 
Granted
   
275,000
 
$
1.99
   
-
   
-
 
Exercised
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
 
Forfeited
   
(371,500
)
$
6.83
   
-
   
-
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2008
   
652,500
 
$
3.85
   
3.70
 
$
62,250
 
Exercisable at September 30, 2008
   
266,667
 
$
4.64
   
2.68
 
$
7,500
 
 
Stock options granted under our equity incentive plans vest over two and three years from the date of grant, ½ and 1/3 per year, respectively, and generally expire five years from the date of grant.
 
During the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the Company recognized $56,978 of compensation cost relating to the vesting of options.
 
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As of September 30, 2008, the Company has unvested options of 385,833, which will be reflected as compensation cost of approximately $751,000 over the remaining vesting period of three years.
 
The impact on our results of operations of recording stock-based compensation for the three-month period ended September 30, 2008 was to increase selling expenses by $98,526, and increase general and administrative expenses by $19,500. The impact on our results of operations of recording stock-based compensation for the three-month period ended September 30, 2007 was to increase selling expenses by $103,376 and increase general and administrative expenses by $19,500.

The impact on our results of operations of recording stock-based compensation for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2008 was to decrease selling expenses by $1,522 and increase general and administrative expenses by $58,500. The impact on our results of operations of recording stock-based compensation for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2007 was to increase selling expenses by $145,296 and increase general and administrative expenses by $26,000.

The reduction in compensation expense resulted from a change in estimated forfeitures of our total expected stock option compensation expense. In accordance with FAS 123R, the company recalculated its expected compensation for all options outstanding at September 30, 2008 and compared it to previously recorded compensation expense for options in that option pool. The change in forfeiture assumption resulted from a significant forfeiture of stock options due to many of the option holders leaving the employ of the company before they became vested in those options.

The amount of the cumulative adjustment to reflect the effect of the forfeited options is approximately $238,000. The amount of compensation expense which would have been recognized if the cumulative adjustment was not made would have been approximately $295,000.
 
We calculated the fair value of each option award on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $1.59. The following weighted average assumptions were used for the nine months ended September 30, 2008:

Risk-free interest rate
   
3.76
%
Expected lives (in years)
   
5.00
 
Dividend yield
   
0
%
Expected volatility
   
109.81
%

Expected volatility is based on the actual volatility based on the closing price of the Company’s stock. For purposes of determining the expected life of the option, the full contract life of the option is used. The risk-free rate for periods within the contractual life of the options is based on the U. S. Treasury yield in effect at the time of the grant.
 
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Stock Warrants
 
The following table summarizes warrant activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2008:

   
 
 
Shares
 
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price
 
Weighted-Average
Remaining Contractual
Term (Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2008
   
1,668,236
 
$
5.75
   
-
   
-
 
Granted
   
200,000
 
$
2.54
   
-
   
-
 
Exercised
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2008
   
1,868,236
 
$
5.41
   
2.85
 
$
20,975
 
Exercisable at September 30, 2008
   
1,668,236
 
$
5.75
   
2.64
 
$
20,975
 
 
The 200,000 warrants granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2008, were granted in connection with a distribution agreement between the Company and a company which is owned by two brothers of Christopher Reed, President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The warrants are issuable only upon the attainment of certain international product sales. No warrants vested during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. Accordingly, no expense was recorded for these warrants. The warrants will be valued and a corresponding expense will be recorded upon the attainment of the sales goals identified when the warrants were granted.

7.
Related Party Activity

For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the Company employed one family member of the majority shareholder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in a sales role. He was paid approximately $112,500 during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. No stock options were granted to him during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. The family member was not employed by the Company during the three months ended September 30, 2008.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the Company entered into an agreement for the distribution of its products internationally. The agreement is between the Company and a company controlled by two brothers of Christopher Reed, President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The agreement remains in effect until terminated by either party and requires the Company to pay the greater of $10,000 per month or 10% of the defined sales of the previous month. During the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the Company paid $30,000 for these services. 200,000 warrants were granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2008, in connection with this distribution agreement. The warrants are issuable only upon the attainment of certain international product sales. No warrants vested during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. The warrants will be valued and a corresponding expense will be recorded upon the attainment of the sales goals identified when the warrants were granted.
 
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or the Report, are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of Reed’s, Inc., a Delaware corporation (referred to in this Report as “we,” “us,” or “our””) and other statements contained in this Report that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements in this Report or hereafter included in other publicly available documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Commission, reports to our stockholders and other publicly available statements issued or released by us involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such future results are based upon management's best estimates based upon current conditions and the most recent results of operations. When used in this Report, the words “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements, because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other factors that are discussed under the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007.

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed financial statements and the related notes appearing elsewhere in this Form 10-Q.
 
Overview
 
We develop, manufacture, market, and sell natural non-alcoholic and “New Age” beverages, candies and ice creams. “New Age Beverages” is a category that includes natural soda, fruit juices and fruit drinks, ready-to-drink teas, sports drinks, and water. We currently manufacture, market and sell six unique product lines:

 
·
Reed’s Ginger Brews,

 
·
Virgil’s Root Beer, Real Cola, and Cream Sodas in regularly sweetened and diet versions,

 
·
China Colas,

 
·
Reed’s Ginger Candies, and

 
·
Reed’s Ginger Ice Creams

We sell most of our products in specialty gourmet and natural food stores, supermarket chains, retail stores and restaurants in the United States and, to a lesser degree, in Canada. We primarily sell our products through a network of natural, gourmet and independent distributors. We also maintain an organization of in-house sales managers who work mainly in the stores serviced by our natural, gourmet and mainstream distributors and with our distributors. We also work with regional, independent sales representatives who maintain store and distributor relationships in a specified territory. In Southern California, we have our own direct distribution system.
 
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Trends, Risks, Challenges, Opportunities That May or Are Currently Affecting Our Business
 
Our main challenges, trends, risks, and opportunities that could affect or are affecting our financial results include but are not limited to:
 
Slowing Economy- The recent economic crisis could cause consumers to pull back from high end natural food products. So far the natural food industry has seen a slow down of growth but according to a recent news article by SPINS, the industry scan data providers, sales are up 10% over the same period last year for 4 week of October 2008. Never the less a more accelerated slow down would potentially impact our core customers, the natural food consumer.

Fuel Prices - As oil prices continue to increase, our packaging, production and ingredient costs will continue to rise. We have attempted to offset the rising freight costs from fuel price increases by creatively negotiating rates and managing freight. We will continue to pursue alternative production, packaging and ingredient suppliers and options to help offset the affect of rising fuel prices on these expenses.
 
Low Carbohydrate Diets and Obesity - Most of our products are not geared for the low carbohydrate market. Consumer trends have reflected higher demand for lower carbohydrate products. We monitor these trends closely and have developing low-carbohydrate versions of some of our beverages namely the whole Virgil’s line.
 
Distribution Consolidation - There has been a recent trend towards continued consolidation of the beverage distribution industry through mergers and acquisitions. This consolidation results in a smaller number of distributors to market our products and potentially leaves us subject to the potential of our products either being dropped by these distributors or being marketed less aggressively by these distributors. As a result, we have initiated our own direct distribution to mainstream supermarkets and natural and gourmet foods stores in Southern California and to large national retailers. Consolidation among natural foods industry distributors has not had an adverse affect on our sales.

Consumers Demanding More Natural Foods - The rapid growth of the natural foods industry has been fueled by the growing consumer awareness of the potential health problems due to the consumption of chemicals in the diet. Consumers are reading ingredient labels and choosing products based on them. We design products with these consumer concerns in mind. We feel this trend toward more natural products is one of the main trends behind our growth. Recently, this trend in drinks has not only shifted to products using natural ingredients, but also to products with added ingredients possessing a perceived positive function like vitamins, herbs and other nutrients. Our ginger-based products are designed with this consumer demand in mind.
 
Supermarket and Natural Food Stores - More and more supermarkets, in order to compete with the growing natural food industry, have started including natural food sections. As a result of this trend, our products are now available in mainstream supermarkets throughout the United States in natural food sections. Supermarkets can require that we spend more advertising money and they sometimes require slotting fees. We continue to work to keep these fees reasonable. Slotting fees in the natural food section of the supermarket are generally not as expensive as in other areas of the store.
 
Beverage Packaging Changes - Beverage packaging has continued to innovate, particularly for premium products. There is an increase in the sophistication with respect to beverage packaging design. While we feel that our current core brands still compete on the level of packaging, we continue to experiment with new and novel packaging designs such as the 5-liter party keg and 750 ml. champagne style bottles. We have further plans for other innovative packaging designs.
 
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Packaging or Raw Material Price Increases - An increase in packaging or raw materials has caused our margins to suffer and has negatively impacted our cash flow and profitability. We continue to search for packaging and production alternatives to reduce our cost of goods.
 
Cash Flow Requirements - Our growth will depend on the availability of additional capital infusions. We have a financial history of losses and are dependent on non-banking sources of capital, which tend to be more expensive and charge higher interest rates. Any increase in costs of goods will further increase losses and will further tighten cash reserves.
 
Interest Rates - We use lines of credit as a source of capital and are negatively impacted as interest rates rise.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in our financial statements including various allowances and reserves for accounts receivable and inventories, the estimated lives of long-lived assets and trademarks and trademark licenses, as well as claims and contingencies arising out of litigation or other transactions that occur in the normal course of business. The following summarize our most significant accounting and reporting policies and practices:
 
Revenue Recognition. Revenue is recognized on the sale of a product when the product is shipped, which is when the risk of loss transfers to our customers, and collection of the receivable is reasonably assured. A product is not shipped without an order from the customer and credit acceptance procedures performed. The allowance for returns is regularly reviewed and adjusted by management based on historical trends of returned items. Amounts paid by customers for shipping and handling costs are included in sales.
 
Trademark License and Trademarks. Trademark license and trademarks primarily represent the costs we pay for exclusive ownership of the Reed’s® trademark in connection with the manufacture, sale and distribution of beverages and water and non-beverage products. We also own the Virgil’s® trademark and the China Cola® trademark. In addition, we own a number of other trademarks in the United States as well as in a number of countries around the world. We account for these items in accordance with SFAS No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.” Under the provisions of SFAS No. 142, we do not amortize indefinite-lived trademark licenses and trademarks.
 
In accordance with SFAS No. 142, we evaluate our non-amortizing trademark license and trademarks quarterly for impairment. We measure impairment by the amount that the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value of the trademark license and trademarks. The fair value is calculated by reviewing net sales of the various beverages and applying industry multiples. Based on our quarterly impairment analysis the estimated fair values of trademark license and trademarks exceeded the carrying value and no impairments were identified during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 or September 30, 2007.
 
Long-Lived Assets. Our management regularly reviews property, equipment and other long-lived assets, including identifiable amortizing intangibles, for possible impairment. This review occurs quarterly or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. If there is indication of impairment of property and equipment or amortizable intangible assets, then management prepares an estimate of future cash flows (undiscounted and without interest charges) expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. The fair value is estimated at the present value of the future cash flows discounted at a rate commensurate with management’s estimates of the business risks. Quarterly, or earlier, if there is indication of impairment of identified intangible assets not subject to amortization, management compares the estimated fair value with the carrying amount of the asset. An impairment loss is recognized to write down the intangible asset to its fair value if it is less than the carrying amount. Preparation of estimated expected future cash flows is inherently subjective and is based on management’s best estimate of assumptions concerning expected future conditions. No impairments were identified during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 or 2007.

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Management believes that the accounting estimate related to impairment of our long lived assets, including our trademark license and trademarks, is a “critical accounting estimate” because: (1) it is highly susceptible to change from period to period because it requires management to estimate fair value, which is based on assumptions about cash flows and discount rates; and (2) the impact that recognizing an impairment would have on the assets reported on our balance sheet, as well as net income, could be material. Management’s assumptions about cash flows and discount rates require significant judgment because actual revenues and expenses have fluctuated in the past and we expect they will continue to do so.
 
In estimating future revenues, we use internal budgets. Internal budgets are developed based on recent revenue data for existing product lines and planned timing of future introductions of new products and their impact on our future cash flows.
 
Advertising. We account for advertising production costs by expensing such production costs the first time the related advertising is run.
 
Accounts Receivable. We evaluate the collectibility of our trade accounts receivable based on a number of factors. In circumstances where we become aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations to us, a specific reserve for bad debts is estimated and recorded which reduces the recognized receivable to the estimated amount our management believes will ultimately be collected. In addition to specific customer identification of potential bad debts, bad debt charges are recorded based on our historical losses and an overall assessment of past due trade accounts receivable outstanding.
 
Inventories. Inventories are stated at the lower of cost to purchase and/or manufacture the inventory or the current estimated market value of the inventory. We regularly review our inventory quantities on hand and record a provision for excess and obsolete inventory based primarily on our estimated forecast of product demand and/or our ability to sell the product(s) concerned and production requirements. Demand for our products can fluctuate significantly. Factors that could affect demand for our products include unanticipated changes in consumer preferences, general market conditions or other factors, which may result in cancellations of advance orders or a reduction in the rate of reorders placed by customers. Additionally, our management’s estimates of future product demand may be inaccurate, which could result in an understated or overstated provision required for excess and obsolete inventory.
 
Income Taxes. Current income tax expense is the amount of income taxes expected to be payable for the current year. A deferred income tax asset or liability is established for the expected future consequences of temporary differences in the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities. We consider future taxable income and ongoing, prudent, and feasible tax planning strategies, in assessing the value of our deferred tax assets. If our management determines that it is more likely than not that these assets will not be realized, we will reduce the value of these assets to their expected realizable value, thereby decreasing net income. Evaluating the value of these assets is necessarily based on our management’s judgment. If our management subsequently determined that the deferred tax assets, which had been written down, would be realized in the future, the value of the deferred tax assets would be increased, thereby increasing net income in the period when that determination was made.

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Results of Operations

Three Months Ended September 30, 2007 Compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2008

Gross sales increased by $573,168, or 13.5%, from $4,236,429 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $4,809,597 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. The three months ended September 30, 2007 included $251,401 in Costco Roadshows which are promotional sales that we decided against in 2008. In calculating our core business growth, we would exclude these sales.
 
Product discounting increased by $222,651, or 62.6%, from $355,491 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $578,142 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. As a percentage of gross sales the product discounting increased from 8.4% in the first three months ended September 30, 2007 to 12.0% in the first three months ended September 30, 2008.The increase was due to greater promotional activity of the brands in the marketplace.

Net sales increased by $351,858, or 9.0%, from $3,881,328 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $4,233,186 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. The increase in net sales was primarily due to an increase in our Virgil’s product line and our Reed’s Ginger Brews line. The increase in sales was also primarily due to an increase in net sales due to newly introduced mainstream distributors and an increase in our existing distribution channels of natural food distributors and retailers.

The Virgil’s brand, which includes Root Beer, Real Cola, Cream Soda and Black Cherry Cream soda, Diet Root Beer, Diet Real Cola, Diet Cream Soda and Diet Black Cherry Cream Soda, realized an increase in net sales of $151,000, or 8% to $1,983,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,832,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The increase was the result of increased sales in 12 ounce Root Beer of $86,000 or 9% from $1,003,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $1,089,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008, increased sales in Cream Soda of $49,000 or 18% from $271,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $320,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008, and decreased sales in Black Cherry Cream Soda of $20,000 or 12% from $163,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $143,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. Also, the Virgil’s Root Beer five-liter party kegs decreased $150,000 or 66%, from $228,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $78,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. In addition, the increase in sales in the Virgil’s Brand was the result of launch of Virgil’s Real Cola in 2008 which realized net sales of $127,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. Virgil’s diet sodas, the new stevia sweetened versions, sales increased $47,000 or 61% from $77,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $124,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008.

The Reeds Ginger Brew Line increased $433,000 or 24% to $2,223,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,790,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007.

Net sales of candy increased $25,000, or 11% to $261,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $236,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2007.

The product mix for our two most significant product lines, Reed’s Ginger Brews and Virgil’s sodas was 48.6% and 43.3%, respectively of net sales in the three months ended September 30, 2008 and was 45.1% and 46.2%, respectively of net sales in the three months ended September 30, 2007.

Cost of sales decreased by $145,368, or 4.7%, to $2,937,687 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $3,083,055 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. As a percentage of net sales, cost of sales decreased to 69.3% in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from 79.4% in the three months ended September 30, 2007. Cost of sales as a percentage of net sales decreased by 10.1%, primarily as a result of the price increase on April 1, 2008 for the Reed’s Ginger Brew line of beverages offset by fuel and commodity price increases which have caused an increase in our costs of production from our co-packer. Fuel price increases have also increased our costs of delivery. In addition, we had increased costs of packaging. If fuel and commodity prices continue to increase, we will have more pressure on our margins.
 
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Gross profit increased $497,226 or 62.3% to $1,295,499 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $798,273 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased to 30.7% in the first three months of 2008 from 20.6% in the first three months of 2007.

To improve gross margins in 2008, we have raised prices on the Reed’s Ginger Brew line by 20% bringing it more in line with our competitors in the natural soda category. In addition, we are implementing systems to track and manage the approval and use of promotions and discounting to maintain a higher net gross margin. Finally, we have renegotiated our production costs from our largest co-packer and expect an increase in gross margins between 5-6% as we move through our current inventory. The contract is effective November 1, 2008.

Operating expenses decreased by $941,267, or 40.7%, to $1,377,456 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $2,318,723 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 and decreased as a percentage of net sales to 32.5% in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from 59.8% in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease was primary the result of decreased selling and general and administrative expenses. In March of 2008, we reduced our staff by 17 employees, mostly from the sales staff.   During the first quarter of 2008, we implemented a cost reduction strategy to reduce unnecessary expenses and revised our budget for 2008. We reduced selling expenses by reducing our work force by 17 employees. We expect to save approximately $2,000,000 in annual expense with this sales force reduction. Operating expenses decreased by $743,640 or 30.3%, to $1,710,634 in the three months ended June 30, 2008 from $2,454,274 in the three months ended March 31, 2008. Operating expenses decreased by $333,178 or 19.5%, to $1,377,456 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,710,634 in the three months ended June 30, 2008. We expect to stabilize at this level of operating expense for the next few quarters and increase in 2009 in later quarters due to increased gross profits expected in 2009.
 
Selling expenses decreased by $787,576 or 49.0%, to $819,362 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,606,938 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in selling expenses is due to our decreased sales force size and reduced promotions at Costco which caused sales salaries, sales contractors, hiring expenses, road show, demos and travel expenses to reduce partially offset by increased commissions to outside sales organizations as we outsourced some of our sales efforts. Sales salaries expenses decreased $238,398 or 44.5% to $297,490 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $535,888 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. This decrease was due to the reduction of the sales force. Contract and Hiring expenses decreased $124,986 or 96.8% to $4,172 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $129,158 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in contract and hiring expenses was due to the reduction of sales staff. Road show expenses decreased $153,592 or 100.0%, to $0 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $153,592 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. We did not run any road shows in the three months ended September 30, 2008 . Travel expenses decreased $148,343 or 73.6%, to $53,198 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $201,541 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in travel expenses was due to decreased sales force. Brokerage commission expenses increased $57,354 or 75.8%, to $133,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $75,646 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The increase in brokerage commission expenses was due to increased use of outside food brokers to represent us to the supermarket trade. Demo expenses decreased $224,636 or 113.8% to ($27,218) in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $197,418 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. This decrease is due to the reduction of use of demos and a credit due to prior over charging by a demo company. In March 2008, we announced our new strategic direction in sales, whereby our focus is to strengthen our product placements in our estimated 10,500 supermarkets nationwide. This strategy replaces our strategy in the three months ended September 30, 2007 that focused on both the supermarkets and a direct store delivery (DSD) effort. Since March 2008, our sales organization has been reduced by 16 compared to the level we had at December 31, 2007. We have found that the most effective sales efforts are to grocery stores. We have our products in more than 10,500 supermarket stores across the country and our new direction for 2008 is to remain focused on these accounts while opening new business with other grocery stores leveraging our brand equity. We feel that the trend in grocery stores to offer their customers natural products can be served with our products. Our sales personnel are leveraging our success at natural food grocery stores to establish new relationships with mainstream grocery stores.

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General and administrative expenses decreased by $153,691 or 21.6% to $558,094 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $711,785 in the first three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in general and administrative expenses is due to decreased legal, accounting and investor relations expenses, officer salaries, and travel expenses. Legal, accounting and investor relations expenses decreased $114,866 or 54.7% to $95,030 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $209,896 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in legal, accounting and investor relation expenses was due to decreased legal and accounting costs mostly related to the decreased costs of reporting and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ as we changed firms and renegotiated fees. Officer salaries decreased by $26,251 or 27.3% to $69,982 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $96,233 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease was due to the leaving of a Chief Operating Officer in April 2008. Travel expenses decreased by $21,513 or 100% to $0 in the three months ended September 30, 2008 from $21,513 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease was due to non traveling of office personnel during the three months ended September 30, 2008.

Interest expense was $92,201 in the three months ended September 30, 2008, compared to interest expense of $51,407 in the three months ended September 30, 2007. Interest income dropped to $-0- in the three months ended September 30, 2008, compared to interest income of $45,898 in the three months ended September 30, 2007.
 
Interest income decreased because of our overall decrease in cash and corresponding decrease in interest bearing cash accounts. Interest expenses will probably increase due to the increased reliance of the Company to finance operations with its $3,000,000 inventory and accounts receivable line of credit with First Capital LLC.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008

Gross sales increased by $2,261,779, or 19.9%, from $11,359,958 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $13,621,737 in the three months ended September 30, 2008.

Product discounting increased by $260,056, or 26.2%, from $993,579 in the three months ended September 30, 2007 to $1,253,635 in the three months ended September 30, 2008. As a percentage of gross sales the product discounting increased from 8.7% in the first nine months ended September 30, 2007 to 9.2% in the first nine months ended September 30, 2008. The increase was due to greater promotional activity of the brands in the marketplace.

Net sales increased by $2,001,724, or 19.3%, from $10,366,378 in the first nine months ended September 30, 2007 to $12,368,102 in the first nine months ended September 30, 2008. The increase in net sales was primarily due to an increase in our Virgil’s product line and our Reed’s Ginger Brews line. The increase in sales was also primarily due to an increase in net sales due to newly introduced mainstream distributors and an increase in our existing distribution channels of natural food distributors and retailers.

The Virgil’s brand, which includes Root Beer, Real Cola, Cream Soda and Black Cherry Cream soda, Diet Root Beer, Diet Real Cola, Diet Cream Soda and Diet Black Cherry Cream Soda, realized an increase in net sales of $1231,000, or 27% to $5,791,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $4,560,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The increase was the result of increased sales in 12 ounce Root Beer of $305,000 or 12% from $2,570,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007 to $2,875,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008, increased sales in Cream Soda of $176,000 or 28% from $625,000 in the first nine months of 2007 to $801,000 in the first nine months of 2008, and increased sales in Black Cherry Cream Soda of $25,000 or 7% from $359,000 in the first nine months of 2007 to $384,000 in the first nine months of 2008. Also, the Virgil’s Root Beer five-liter party kegs increased $381,000 or 61%, from $620,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007 to $1,001,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008. In addition, the increase in sales in the Virgil’s Brand was the result of launch of Virgil’s Real Cola in 2008 which realized net sales of $228,000 in the first nine months ended September 30, 2008. Virgil’s diet sodas, the new stevia sweetened versions, sales increased $103,000 or 60.6% from $170,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2007 to $273,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

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The Reeds Ginger Brew Line increased $1,173,000 or 24% to $6,110,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $4,937,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007.

Net sales of candy increased $69,000, or 10% to $746,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $677,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007.

The product mix for our two most significant product lines, Reed’s Ginger Brews and Virgil’s sodas was 47.2% and 44.7%, respectively of net sales in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 and was 49.6% and 43.3%, respectively of net sales in first nine months ended September 30, 2007.
 
Cost of sales increased by $935,405, or 11.2%, to $9,283,460 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $8,348,055 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. As a percentage of net sales, cost of sales decreased to 75.1% in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from 80.5% in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. Cost of sales as a percentage of net sales decreased by 5.4%, primarily as a result of the price increase on April 1, 2008 for the Reed’s Ginger Brew line of beverages offset by fuel and commodity price increases which have caused an increase in our costs of production from our co-packer. Fuel price increases have also increased our costs of delivery. In addition, we had increased costs of packaging. If fuel and commodity prices continue to increase, we will have more pressure on our margins.
 
Gross profit increased $1,066,319 or 52.8% to $3,084,642 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $2,018,323 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit increased to 24.9% in the first nine months of 2008 from 19.5% in the first nine months of 2007.

To improve gross margins in 2008, we have raised prices on the Reed’s Ginger Brew line by 20% on April 1, 2008 bringing it more in line with our competitors in the natural soda category. In addition, we are implementing systems to track and manage the approval and use of promotions and discounting to maintain a higher net gross margin. Finally, we have renegotiated our production costs from our largest co-packer and expect an increase in gross margins between 5-6% as we move through our current inventory. The contract is effective November 1, 2008.

Operating expenses increased by $881,851 or 18.9%, to $5,542,334 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $4,660,483 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007 and decreased as a percentage of net sales to 44.8% in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from 44.9% in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The increase was primary the result of increased selling and general and administrative expenses. In March of 2008, we reduced our staff by 17 employees, mostly from the sales staff. During the first quarter of 2008, we implemented a cost reduction strategy to reduce unnecessary expenses and revised its budget for 2008. We reduced selling expenses by reducing our work force by 17 employees. We expect to save approximately $2,000,000 in annual expense with this reduction. During the last nine months ending September 30, 2008 we had an average monthly operating expense of $615,650. During the three months ended September 30, 2008 we had an average monthly operating expense of $459,044. We believe we are reaching operating expense levels that allow for good growth while maintaining a lean environment.
 
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Selling expenses decreased by $54,709 or 1.8%, to $2,994,498 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $3,049,207 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in selling expenses is due to decreased road show, demo, stock option, contract services, and auto expenses offset by increased salary, promotion, trade show, travel, broker commission and telephone expenses. Road show expenses decreased $134,473 or 97.1% to $4,308 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $138,781 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This decrease was due to not running as many Costco road shows in 2008. Demo expenses decreased $196,821 or 71.8% to $76,767 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $273,588 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in demo expenses was due to decreased use of demoing in our marketing in 2008. Stock option expenses decreased $146,817 or 101.0%, to ($1,522) in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $145,295 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This decrease was due to the stock options that were forfeited. Contract services expenses decreased $112,131 or 75.2%, to $37,727 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $149,858 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in contract services expenses was due to reduced useage of contract services. Hiring expenses decreased $61,788 or 98.7%, to $825 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $62,613 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in hiring expenses was due to inactivity in hiring for sales in 2008. Auto expenses decreased $105,527 or 44.5%, to $131,459 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $236,986 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The decrease in auto expenses was due the reduction in the sales force in March of 2008. These decreases were offset by increases in the following expenses. Salary expense increased $229,927 or 22.8% to $1,234,667 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,004,740 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This decrease is due to the build up of sales employees in late 2007. Promotional expense increased $186,518 or 432.5% to $229,952 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $43,434 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase is due to increased promotionally spending with supermarkets as we implement increased marketing programs with our supermarket partners. Trade show expenses increased $43,896 or 68.8% to $107,718 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $63,822 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase is due to a increase in the number of trade shows we are attending including first time showings at the drug store chain national trade show in 2008. Travel expenses increased $21,826 or 8.2% to $282,089 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $260,263 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase is due to a increase in the sales force in the earlier part of 2008. Brokerage commission expenses increased $180,163 or 96.7% to $366,396 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $186,233 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase is due to a increase use of brokerage firms to help penetrate and manage our supermarket busines in 2008. Telephone and postage expenses increased $29,554 or 69.1% to $72,314 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $42,760 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase is due to a increase in the number of sales people toward the end of 2007 and also the increase in samples and mailing due to aggressive telemarketing. In March 2008, we announced our new strategic direction in sales, whereby our focus is to strengthen our product placements in our estimated 10,500 supermarkets nationwide. This strategy replaces our strategy in first nine months ended September 30, 2007 that focused on both the supermarkets and a direct store delivery (DSD) effort. Since March 2008, our sales organization has been reduced by 16 compared to the level we had at December 31, 2007. We have found that the most effective sales efforts are to grocery stores. We have our products in more than 10,500 supermarket stores across the country and our new direction for 2008 is to remain focused on these accounts while opening new business with other grocery stores leveraging our brand equity. We feel that the trend in grocery stores to offer their customers natural products can be served with our products. Our sales personnel are leveraging our success at natural food grocery stores to establish new relationships with mainstream grocery stores.

General and administrative expenses increased by $936,560 or 58.0% to $2,547,836 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $1,611,276 in the first nine months of 2007. The increase in general and administrative expenses is due to increased legal, accounting and investor relations expenses, officer salaries, general liability insurance, stock options, and one time expenses of our First Capital line of credit set up expense. Legal, accounting and investor relations expenses increased $623,027 or 168.2% to $993,338 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $370,311 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. The increase in legal, accounting and investor relation expenses was due to increased legal and accounting costs mostly related to the increased costs of reporting and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ, in addition, we had a one-time non cash expense of $320,762 for consulting services, for which we issued stock. Officer salaries increased by $168,236 or 86.6% to $362,412 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $194,176 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007 The increase was due to the hiring of a Chief Operating Officer in May 2007 and a Chief Financial Officer in October 2007. Liability insurance expenses increased $84,539 or 209.9% to $124,820 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $40,281 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase was mainly due to increased sales and coverage. Stock option expenses increased $32,500 or 125.0% to $58,500 in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 from $26,000 in first nine months ended September 30, 2007. This increase was due to the hiring of a Chief Operating Officer in May 2007 and a Chief Financial Officer in October 2007. We had one time expenses with the new line of credit with First Capital in first nine months ended September 30, 2008 of $30,122.

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Interest expense was $198,629 in the nine months ended September 30, 2008, compared to interest expense of $163,290 in the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Interest income dropped to $975 in the nine months ended September 30, 2008, compared to interest income of $98,498 in the nine months ended September 30, 2007.
 
Interest income decreased because of our overall decrease in cash and corresponding decrease in interest bearing cash accounts. Interest expenses will probably increase due to the increased reliance of the company to finance operations with its $3,000,000 inventory accounts receivable line of credit with First Capital LLC.
 
 
Historically, we have financed our operations primarily through private sales of common stock, preferred stock, convertible debt, a line of credit from a financial institution, and cash generated from operations. On December 12, 2006, we completed the sale of 2,000,000 shares of our common stock at an offering price of $4.00 per share in our initial public offering. The public offering resulted in gross proceeds of $8,000,000 to us. In connection with the public offering, we paid aggregate commissions, concessions and non-accountable expenses to the underwriters of $800,000, resulting in net proceeds of $7,200,000, excluding other expenses of the public offering. In addition, we issued, to the underwriters, warrants to purchase up to approximately an additional 200,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $6.60 per share (165% of the public offering price per share), at a purchase price of $0.001 per warrant. The underwriters’ warrants are exercisable for a period of five years commencing on the final closing date of the public offering. From August 3, 2005 through April 7, 2006, we had issued 333,156 shares of our common stock in connection with the public offering. We sold the balance of the 2,000,000 shares in connection with the public offering (1,666,844 shares) following October 11, 2006.

From May 25, 2007 through June 15, 2007, we completed a private placement to accredited investors only, on subscriptions for the sale of 1,500,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase up to 749,995 shares of common stock, resulting in an aggregate of $9,000,000 of gross proceeds to us. We sold the shares at a purchase price of $6.00 per share. The warrants issued in the private placement have a five-year term and an exercise price of $7.50 per share. We paid cash commissions of $900,000 to the placement agent for the private placement and issued warrants to the placement agent to purchase up to 150,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $6.60 per share. We also issued additional warrants to purchase up to 15,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $6.60 per share and paid an additional $60,000 in cash to the placement agent as an investment banking fee. Total proceeds received, net of underwriting commissions and the investment banking fee and excluding other expenses of the private placement, was $8,040,000.

As of September 30, 2008, we had an accumulated deficit of $13,760,048 and we had working capital of $1,656,096, compared to an accumulated deficit of $11,081,141 and working capital of $2,942,909 as of December 31, 2007. Cash and cash equivalents were $83,091 as of September 30, 2008, as compared to $742,719 as of December 31, 2007. This decrease in our working capital and cash position was primarily attributable to our net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2008. In addition to our cash position on September 30,2008, we had availability under our line of credit of approximately $273,000.

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Net cash used in operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $2,737,415 which was due primarily to our net loss of $2,655,346. In the nine months ended September 30, 2008, we used $186,313 of cash in investing activities, which was due primarily to the purchase of various equipment to support business growth.
 
Net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $2,264,100. The primary components of that were the net proceeds from the refinancing of our land and buildings and our obtaining of a line of credit.
 
As of September 30, 2008, we had outstanding borrowings of $1,290,082 under our line of credit agreement. Our line of credit lender is a privately held, Senior Secured Commercial Lender. Our lender has communicated to us that they are not a bank and are not subject to banking regulations. They have also communicated to us that they have over $1billion dollars in assets and has approximately 20% of equity capital. They communicated that they have adequate lines of credits in place with banks to achieve their business goals. They communicated that there are no requirements in place for them to repurchase any of their outstanding stock. Based on these communications, we believe that our lending source will be able to fund the full extent of our line of credit, should we meet the requirements for such funding.
 
We recognize that operating losses negatively impact liquidity and we are working on decreasing operating losses, while focusing on increasing net sales. We are currently borrowing near the maximum on our line of credit. We have approximately $500,000 to $1,000,000 in excess inventory over our normal inventory levels. We believe the operations of the company are running at approximately breakeven, after adjusting for non-cash expenses . Between the reduction of our inventory to more normal levels and our current breakeven operating status, we believe that our current cash position and lines of credit will be sufficient to enable us to meet our cash needs through at least the end of 2008. We believe that if the need arises we can raise money through the equity markets.
 
We may not generate sufficient revenues from product sales in the future to achieve profitable operations. If we are not able to achieve profitable operations at some point in the future, we eventually may have insufficient working capital to maintain our operations as we presently intend to conduct them or to fund our expansion and marketing and product development plans. In addition, our losses may increase in the future as we expand our manufacturing capabilities and fund our marketing plans and product development. These losses, among other things, have had and will continue to have an adverse effect on our working capital, total assets and stockholders’ equity. If we are unable to achieve profitability, the market value of our common stock will decline and there would be a material adverse effect on our financial condition.

If we continue to suffer losses from operations, the proceeds from our public offering and private placement may be insufficient to support our ability to expand our business operations as rapidly as we would deem necessary at any time, unless we are able to obtain additional financing. There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain such financing on acceptable terms, or at all. If adequate funds are not available or are not available on acceptable terms, we may not be able to pursue our business objectives and would be required to reduce our level of operations, including reducing infrastructure, promotions, personnel and other operating expenses. These events could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

In addition, some or all of the elements of our expansion plan may have to be curtailed or delayed unless we are able to find alternative external sources of working capital. We would need to raise additional funds to respond to business contingencies, which may include the need to:

 
·
fund more rapid expansion,
 
 
·
fund additional marketing expenditures,
 
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·
enhance our operating infrastructure,
 
 
·
respond to competitive pressures, and
 
 
·
acquire other businesses.
 
We cannot assure you that additional financing will be available on terms favorable to us, or at all. If adequate funds are not available or if they are not available on acceptable terms, our ability to fund the growth of our operations, take advantage of opportunities, develop products or services or otherwise respond to competitive pressures, could be significantly limited.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

References to the “FASB”, and “SFAS” herein refer to the “Financial Accounting Standards Board”, and “Statement of Financial Accounting Standards”, respectively.

In December 2007, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 141 (R), “Business Combinations” (FAS 141(R)), which establishes accounting principles and disclosure requirements for all transactions in which a company obtains control over another business. Statement 141(R) applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited.

In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements, an amendment of ARB No. 51”. SFAS No. 160 establishes accounting and reporting standards that require that the ownership interests in subsidiaries held by parties other than the parent be clearly identified, labeled, and presented in the consolidated statement of financial position within equity, but separate from the parent’s equity; the amount of consolidated net income attributable to the parent and to the noncontrolling interest be clearly identified and presented on the face of the consolidated statement of income; and changes in a parent’s ownership interest while the parent retains its controlling financial interest in its subsidiary be accounted for consistently. SFAS No. 160 also requires that any retained noncontrolling equity investment in the former subsidiary be initially measured at fair value when a subsidiary is deconsolidated. SFAS No. 160 also sets forth the disclosure requirements to identify and distinguish between the interests of the parent and the interests of the noncontrolling owners. SFAS No. 160 applies to all entities that prepare consolidated financial statements, except not-for-profit organizations, but will affect only those entities that have an outstanding noncontrolling interest in one or more subsidiaries or that deconsolidate a subsidiary. SFAS No. 160 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited. SFAS No. 160 must be applied prospectively as of the beginning of the fiscal year in which it is initially applied, except for the presentation and disclosure requirements. The presentation and disclosure requirements are applied retrospectively for all periods presented.

In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, “Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities - an amendment of FASB Statement No. 133” (“SFAS No. 161”).  SFAS No. 161 amends and expands the disclosure requirements of SFAS No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (“SFAS No. 133”). The objective of SFAS No. 161 is to provide users of financial statements with an enhanced understanding of how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for under SFAS No. 133 and its related interpretations, and how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance, and cash flows.  SFAS No. 161 requires qualitative disclosures about objectives and strategies for using derivatives, quantitative disclosures about fair value amounts of and gains and losses on derivative instruments, and disclosures about credit-risk-related contingent features in derivative agreements.  SFAS No. 161 applies to all derivative financial instruments, including bifurcated derivative instruments (and nonderivative instruments that are designed and qualify as hedging instruments pursuant to paragraphs 37 and 42 of SFAS No. 133) and related hedged items accounted for under SFAS No. 133 and its related interpretations.  SFAS No. 161 also amends certain provisions of SFAS No. 131. SFAS No. 161 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008, with early application encouraged.  SFAS No. 161 encourages, but does not require, comparative disclosures for earlier periods at initial adoption. 

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The Company does not believe the adoption of the above recent pronouncements, will have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position, or cash flows.

Inflation
 
Although management expects that our operations will be influenced by general economic conditions, we do not believe that inflation has a material effect on our results of operations.
 
Item 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

As a smaller reporting company, the Company is not required to provide disclosure under this Part I, Item 3.

Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
(a) Management's Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.
 
As of September 30, 2008, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our “disclosure controls and procedures,” as such term is defined under Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e).
 
Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of September 30, 2008, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC, and accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
     
(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.
  
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2008 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Part II
 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
 
There has been no change to our disclosure regarding legal proceeding as set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Except as set forth in such disclosure, we believe that there are no material litigation matters at the current time. Although the results of such litigation matters and claims cannot be predicted with certainty, we believe that the final outcome of such claims and proceedings will not have a material adverse impact on our financial position, liquidity, or results of operations.
 
Item 1A. RISK FACTORS 

As a smaller reporting company, the Company is not required to provide disclosure under this Item 1A.
 
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the following stock transactions occurred:

The Company issued 161,960 shares of common stock in exchange for consulting services. The value of the stock was based on the closing price of the stock on the issuance date. The total value of $335,455 was charged to consulting expenses.

The Company issued 10,910 shares of common stock valued at $23,561 to its preferred stockholders, in accordance with the dividend provision of the preferred stock agreement.

The Company issued 4,000 of common stock, resulting from the conversion of 1,000 shares of preferred stock.

The issuance of these securities was exempt from registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act. The purchasers were either (a) “accredited investors” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act or (c) had a pre-existing or personal relationship with the Company. There was no advertising or public solicitation in connection with these transactions bythe Company or anyone acting on the Company’s behalf.]
 
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Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
 
Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Not applicable
 
Item 5. Other Information

Not applicable
 
Item 6. Exhibits
 
Exhibit
Number
 
Description of Document
     
31.1
 
Officer's Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
32.1
 
Officer's Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


SIGNATURE
 
In accordance with requirements of the Exchange Act, the Registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
  
Reeds, Inc.
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Christopher Reed
 
Chief Executive Officer, President
and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
November 11, 2008
 
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