Business and Viability of Operations
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Business and Viability of Operations|
|Business and Viability of Operations||
1.Business and Viability of Operations
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Summit Semiconductor, Inc.) (also referred to herein as “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) was originally formed as a limited liability company in Delaware on July 23, 2010. The Company develops wireless audio integrated circuits for home entertainment and professional audio markets. On December 31, 2017, the Company converted from a Delaware limited liability company to a Delaware corporation (the “Conversion”). Prior to the Conversion, the Company had been taxed as a partnership for federal and state income tax purposes, such that the Company’s taxable income was reported by its members in their respective tax returns. Following the Conversion, the Company will be taxed as a corporation. In connection with the Conversion, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 15‑for‑1 reverse split of the Company’s units into stock. All unit and stock data in this report have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the split. In connection with the Conversion, the Company authorized 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock and 200,000,000 shares of common stock and issued 324,821 shares of common stock to such investors previously holding 4,872,221 common membership interests and 2,762,594 shares of convertible preferred stock to such investors previously holding 41,438,818 preferred membership interests. Such shares of common stock and convertible preferred stock were fully paid, nonassessable shares of stock of the Company.
On July 26, 2018, the Company closed its initial public offering (“IPO”). The Company’s registration statement on Form S‑1 (File No. 333‑224267) relating to the IPO was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 25, 2018. The shares of common stock began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “WISA” on July 27, 2018. Under the offering, the Company issued 2,400,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $5.00 per share, raising gross proceeds of $12,000,000. In aggregate, the shares issued in the offering generated approximately $10,273,000 in net proceeds, which amount is net of $900,000 in underwriters’ discounts and commissions, $220,000 in underwriters’ accountable and non-accountable expenses and legal, accounting and other estimated offering costs of $607,000. Upon the closing of the IPO, (i) all shares of convertible preferred stock then outstanding were automatically converted into 2,762,594 shares of common stock and (ii) all convertible notes payable along with accrued interest were automatically converted in to 9,527,144 shares of common stock, except for $200,000 of such notes which were repaid in cash immediately following the offering.
On April 18, 2019, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 18, 2019, with Lisa Walsh (the “Preferred SPA”), pursuant to which we issued 250,000 shares of our Series A 8% Senior Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), which shares have a stated value of $4.00, grant holders the same voting rights as holders of our shares of common stock, and are convertible into shares of our common stock at price of $4.00 per share, subject to a floor price of $1.50 and to adjustment under our Certificate of Designations of the Preferences, Rights and Limitations of the Series A Preferred Stock, in consideration for $1,000,000 (the “Initial Tranche”). The Series A Preferred Stock may be issued in tranches of at least $500,000 and in an aggregate of up to $5 million. In connection with the Initial Tranche, the Company also issued to the Ms. Walsh a warrant to purchase 255,102 shares of our common stock.
On May 24, 2019, the Company closed a public offering of the Company’s common stock (“Public Offering”). The Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-230952) relating to the Public Offering was declared effective by the SEC on May 21, 2019. In connection with the Public Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of 4,075,726 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $1.33 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $5,420,000. The net proceeds to the Company, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, were approximately $4,664,000.
On October 16, 2019, the Company closed a registered direct offering with certain institutional investors for 2,500,000 registered common shares (the “Shares”) priced at $0.70 per share (the “Registered Direct Offering”). The Registered Direct Offering was registered and the Shares were issued pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-233433) (the “Registration Statement”), which was initially filed with the SEC on August 23, 2019, and was declared effective on September 6, 2019, and the related base prospectus included in the Registration Statement, as supplemented by the preliminary prospectus supplement dated October 16, 2019 (the “Prospectus Supplement”). In connection with the Registered Direct Offering, the Company issued its shares of common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1,750,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $1,485,000 from the offering for working capital purposes.
On October 16, 2019, the Company received a written notification (the “Notice”) from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), as the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock was below $1.00 per share for the previous thirty (30) consecutive business days. Pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been granted a 180 calendar day compliance period, or until April 13, 2020, to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirements. During the compliance period, the Company’s shares of common stock will continue to be listed and traded on Nasdaq. To regain compliance, the closing bid of the common stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for at least ten (10) consecutive business days during such 180 calendar day grace period. If the Company is not in compliance by April 13, 2020, the Company may be afforded a second 180 calendar day grace period. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for Nasdaq, with the exception of the minimum bid price requirements. In addition, the Company would be required to notify Nasdaq of its intent to cure such minimum bid price deficiency by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company does not regain compliance within the allotted compliance period(s), including any extensions that may be granted by Nasdaq, Nasdaq will provide notice that the Company’s shares of common stock will be subject to delisting. The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price for its common stock between now and April 13, 2020, and will consider available options to resolve the Company’s noncompliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirement, as may be necessary. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with such minimum bid price requirement or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq listing criteria. On March 23, 2020, the Company received an extension of time to regain compliance.
On November 18, 2019, we were officially notified by Nasdaq that we did not comply with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b), which requires a minimum $2,500,000 stockholders’ equity (the “Stockholders’ Equity Requirement”), among other continued listing criteria. We were required to submit to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement for consideration by the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications staff (“Nasdaq Staff”) by no later than January 2, 2020. On January 2, 2020, we submitted a plan to regain compliance (the “Compliance Plan”) to the Nasdaq Staff. As of March 20, 2020, the Compliance Plan remains under review by the Nasdaq Staff. If we fail to achieve compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement, we may be delisted from Nasdaq.
Liquidity and management plans
The consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the discharge of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has incurred net operating losses each year since inception. As of December 31, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $0.3 million, an accumulated deficit of approximately $187.7 million and has not generated positive cash flows from operations. The Company expects operating losses to continue in the foreseeable future because of additional costs and expenses related to research and development activities, plans to expand its product portfolio, and increase its market share. The Company’s ability to transition to attaining profitable operations is dependent upon achieving a level of revenues adequate to support its cost structure. Based on current operating levels, the Company will need to raise additional funds by selling additional equity or incurring debt. To date, the Company has not generated significant revenues and has funded its operations primarily through sales of its common stock in public markets, sales of common and preferred units prior to its IPO and proceeds from convertible notes. Additionally, future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including the rate of revenue growth, the selling price of the Company’s products, the expansion of sales and marketing activities, the timing and extent of spending on research and development efforts and the continuing market acceptance of the Company’s products. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
Management of the Company intends to raise additional funds through the issuance of equity securities or debt. There can be no assurance that, in the event the Company requires additional financing, such financing will be available at terms acceptable to the Company, if at all. Failure to generate sufficient cash flows from operations, raise additional capital and reduce discretionary spending could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to achieve its intended business objectives. As a result, the substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern has not been alleviated. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.
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