Business and Viability of Operations
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Business and Viability of Operations|
|Business and Viability of Operations||
1. Business and Viability of Operations
Summit Wireless Technologies, 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 semiconductors and modules for consumer electronics companies to enable mainstream consumers and audio enthusiasts to experience high quality audio.
On January 23, 2020, we entered into a funding agreement, as amended (the "Funding Agreement"), which provided for the issuance to an unaffiliated accredited investor of a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $111,100, reflecting a 10% original issue discount, 500 shares of our common stock and a five-year warrant exercisable for 7,936 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $9.80 per share in consideration for $100,000, which was funded on January 24, 2020. Additionally, pursuant to the Funding Agreement, such investor was granted a most favored nation right. In March 2020, the outstanding debt owed to such investor pursuant to the Funding Agreement was fully repaid.
On February 28, 2020, the Company completed a private placement (the "February 2020 Private Placement") of 91,062 units (the "Units"), each unit consisting of (i) one (1) share of common stock and (ii) a warrant to purchase 0.50 of a share of common stock (the "February 2020 Warrants"), at a price per Unit of $9.17. The Units were issued pursuant to a Unit Purchase Agreement, dated February 4, 2020, and a subscription agreement, dated February 28, 2020 by and among the Company and the purchasers signatory thereto. The February 2020 Private Placement, which was priced above market, resulted in gross proceeds of $835,000 before fees and other expenses associated with the transaction.
The February 2020 Warrants are exercisable to purchase up to an aggregate of 45,534 shares of common stock commencing on the date of issuance at an exercise price of $9.80 per share, subject to adjustment upon stock splits, reverse stock splits, and similar capital changes. The February 2020 Warrants are exercisable immediately and will expire on the close of business on February 28, 2025.
On March 30, 2020, the Company completed a private placement (the "March 2020 Private Placement") of a senior secured convertible instrument (the "March 2020 Note") and a warrant (the "March 2020 Warrant") to purchase 227,679 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $6.40 per share, pursuant to which Maxim Group LLC ("Maxim"), acted as placement agent. The March 2020 Note and March 2020 Warrant were issued pursuant to a securities purchase agreement, entered into as of March 22, 2020 (the "March 2020 Purchase Agreement") by and between the Company and an institutional investor (the "Investor"). The March 2020 Private Placement resulted in gross proceeds of $1,700,000, before fees and other expenses associated with the transaction, including but not limited to, an $85,000 commitment fee payable to the Investor. Additionally, the Company agreed to issue to Maxim a warrant to purchase up to an aggregate of 20,400 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment, as partial consideration for serving as placement agent in connection with the March 2020 Private Placement.
On March 31, 2020, the Company held a special meeting of its stockholders, at which its stockholders approved an amendment to the Company's certificate of incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of all of the outstanding shares of common stock at a specific ratio within a range from one-for-four to one-for-twenty, and to grant authorization to the board of directors to determine, in its sole discretion, the specific ratio and timing of the reverse stock split. In April 2020, a 1-for-20 reverse stock split was effected and the condensed consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted. See Note 11.
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. See Note 11, Subsequent Events for more details.
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. On March 23, 2020, the Nasdaq Staff accepted the Compliance Plan and granted us an extension period pursuant to which we must regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b). Among other things, the terms of such extension include that we must complete an equity raise on or before May 18, 2020, and must publicly disclose on a Current Report on Form 8-K our prior non-compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b) and the terms of such equity raise enabling us to regain compliance with such rule. Notwithstanding the terms of such extension period, if we fail to evidence compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b) upon the filing of our periodic report for the period ending June 30, 2020, the Nasdaq Staff will provide written notification that our common stock will be delisted from Nasdaq, however we may appeal such delisting determination to Nasdaq's hearing panel.
On March 24, 2020, we were officially notified by Nasdaq that we did not comply with Listing Rule 5605 (the "Audit Committee Rule"), which requires that the audit committee of our board of directors include at least three independent directors. In accordance with Nasdaq's Listing Rules, we have been granted a cure period in order to regain compliance with the Audit Committee Rule, which period ends on (i) the earlier of (x) our next annual stockholders' meeting or (y) February 10, 2021 or (ii) if such annual stockholders' meeting is held before August 10, 2020, then we must evidence compliance with the Audit Committee Rule no later than that date. If we fail to evidence compliance with the Audit Committee Rule upon such period's end, the Nasdaq Staff will provide written notification that our common stock will be delisted from Nasdaq; however, we may appeal such delisting determination to Nasdaq's hearing panel.
Liquidity and management plans
The condensed 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 March 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $0.8 million, an accumulated deficit of approximately $190.4 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 initial public offering ("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 condensed 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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