Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Notes and Loans Payable

Notes and Loans Payable
3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2011
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Notes and Loans Payable



A summary of notes payable at January 31, 2011, and October 31, 2010 is as follows:


    January 31, 2011     October 31, 2010  
The Company has a secured convertible debenture for $12M with a life of 7 years from February 26, 2008, maturing at 130% of face value, and with interest payable every six months, starting in February 2009, at a rate of 8.5%; During the term, the debentures are convertible into our common stock at the option of the Noteholders at a conversion price of $1.05. We may also force the conversion of these Notes into our common stock after two years in the event that we obtain a listing on a national exchange and our stock price closes on 40 consecutive trading days at or above $2.50 between the second and third anniversaries of this agreement; $2.90 between the third and fourth anniversaries of this agreement; and $3.50 after the fourth anniversary of this agreement or where the daily volume weighted average price of our stock as quoted on OTCBB or any other US National Exchange on which our securities are then listed has, for at least 40 consecutive trading days closed at the agreed price. The Company has failed to comply with certain covenants contained in the debenture agreement.
See Subsequent Events Item for current update
  $ 14,355,786     $ 13,972,214  
Pursuant to the terms of an invoice financing agreement with an Affiliate the Company received advances against certain invoices and contracts in exchange for the payment of 20% of the invoice or contract value.     302,119       451,302  
The Company, through its UK subsidiary Coda Octopus Products Ltd has a 7 year unsecured loan note for £100,000; interest rate of 12% annually; repayable at borrower’s instigation or convertible into common stock when the share price reaches $3.     160,397       160,350  
Total   $ 14,818,302     $ 14,583,866  
Less: current portion     14,657,905       14,423,516  
Total long-term portion   $ 160,397     $ 160,350  


On March 16, 2009, the Company and the holder of the secured convertible debenture (“the Noteholder”) entered into a Cash Control Framework Agreement, pursuant to which it is assumed that, subject to the Company being fully compliant with the terms of this agreement and those set out in the Transaction Documents entered into between the Company and the Noteholder on February 21, 2008, no adverse actions will be taken by the Noteholder. The agreement provides, among other things, for the placement of approximately $2.15 million into a segregated cash account. Under the terms of the agreement, we may request the release of funds from the account from time to time for working capital purposes, subject to the Noteholder’s consent and agreed upon terms and conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, we must also adhere to a strict cost cutting program which involves reducing our SG&A, R&D and capital expenditure by an annualized $3.35 million.


On or around August 23, 2010, the Company failed to make a scheduled interest payment under the senior convertible debentures. This constituted an event of default under the Loan Note Instrument and the Cash Control Framework Agreement resulting in the Noteholder making a demand for the special purpose amount of $6,000,000 which was advanced to the Company for an approved acquisition under the original Loan Note Instrument and for which it had failed to make.


See Note 15 of the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statement for current information on the status of the Cash Control Framework Agreement, the secured convertible debenture and the other loans.