Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Organization and basis of presentation

Organization and basis of presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Organization and basis of presentation

Note 1.            Accounting Policies Organization and basis of presentation


Basis of presentation


The accompanying interim condensed financial statements are unaudited, but in the opinion of management of Cactus Ventures, Inc. (the Company), contain all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position at September 30, 2012, the results of operations and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011.  The balance sheet as of December 31, 2011 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 therein not misleading. For further information, refer to the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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, disclosure 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 nine months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.


Description of business


The Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on October 6, 1997. The Company for the past several years has had no activity.  Cactus Ventures, Inc (the “Company) is a shell entity that is in the market for a merger with an appropriate company.


Net loss per share


Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.