Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Description of Business and Basis of Presentation [Abstract]|
|DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION||
NOTE 1 – DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Ondas Holdings Inc. (“Ondas Holdings”, “Ondas”, the “Company,” “we,” or “our”) was originally incorporated in Nevada on December 22, 2014, under the name of Zev Ventures Incorporated. On September 28, 2018, we acquired Ondas Networks Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Ondas Networks”), changed our name to Ondas Holdings Inc., and Ondas Networks, became the sole focus and wholly owned subsidiary. On August 5, 2021, Ondas Holdings Inc. acquired American Robotics, Inc. (“American Robotics” or “AR”), a Delaware Corporation. The two wholly owned subsidiaries are now Ondas’ primary focus. Ondas’ corporate headquarters are located in Nantucket, MA. Ondas Networks has offices and facilities in Sunnyvale, California, and American Robotics’ offices and facilities are located in Waltham, Massachusetts and Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Ondas is a leading provider of private wireless, drone and automated data solutions through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks and American Robotics. Ondas Networks originally incorporated in Delaware on February 16, 2006, under the name Full Spectrum Inc. and subsequently changed its name to Ondas Networks Inc. on August 10, 2018. Ondas Networks is a developer of proprietary, software-based wireless broadband technology for large established and emerging industrial markets. Ondas Networks’ standards-based (802.16s), multi-patented, software-defined radio FullMAX platform enables Mission Critical IoT (MC-IoT) applications by overcoming the bandwidth limitations of today’s legacy private licensed wireless networks. Ondas Networks’ customer end markets include railroads, utilities, oil and gas, transportation, aviation (including drone operators), and government entities whose demands span a wide range of mission-critical applications. American Robotics originally incorporated in Delaware on October 13, 2016. American Robotics designs, develops and markets industrial drone solutions for rugged, real-world environments. AR’s Scout System is a highly automated, AI-powered drone system capable of continuous, remote operation and is marketed as a “drone-in-a-box” turnkey data solution service under a Robot-as-a-Service (RAAS) business model. The Scout System is the first drone system approved by the FAA for automated operation beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) without a human operator on-site. Ondas Networks and American Robotics together provide users in rail, agriculture, utilities and critical infrastructure markets with improved connectivity and data collection capabilities. Ondas Holdings coordinates activity between the two companies to help ensure efficiencies are realized in business administration, customer marketing activity, product development and manufacturing.
Ondas has a third wholly owned subsidiary, FS Partners (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (“FS Partners) and one majority owned subsidiary, Full Spectrum Holding Limited, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (“FS Holding”), which owned 100% of Ondas Network Limited, organized in Chengdu Province, China. FS Partners and Ondas Network Limited were both formed for the purpose of operating in China. As of December 31, 2019, we revised our business strategy, and discontinued all operations in China. On June 2, 2020, Ondas Network Limited was deregistered by the authority of the Chengdu High-Tech Zone, Market Supervision Administration. Both FS Partners and FS Holdings had no operations during 2020 and 2021, and we are in the process of dissolving them and expect the process to be completed by the end of 2021.
Ondas is a leading provider of private wireless, drone and automated data solutions through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks and American Robotics. Ondas manages these two subsidiaries as separate business segments.
Ondas Networks provides wireless connectivity solutions enabling mission-critical Industrial Internet applications and services. We refer to these applications as the Mission Critical Internet of Things (“MC-IoT”). The Company’s wireless networking products are applicable to a wide range of MC-IoT applications which are most often located at the very edge of large industrial networks. We design, develop, manufacture, sell and support FullMAX, our patented, Software Defined Radio (“SDR”) platform for secure, licensed, private, wide-area broadband networks. Our customers install FullMAX systems in order to upgrade and expand their legacy wide-area network (“WAN”) infrastructure. Our MC-IoT intellectual property has been adopted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”), the leading worldwide standards body in data networking protocols, and forms the core of the IEEE 802.16s standard.
Ondas Networks sells its products and services globally through a direct sales force and value-added sales partners including its strategic partner, Siemens Mobility, to critical infrastructure providers including major rail operators, commercial and industrial drone operators, electric and gas utilities, water and wastewater utilities, oil and gas producers and pipeline operators, and for other critical infrastructure applications in areas such as homeland security and defense, and transportation.
American Robotics designs, develops, and markets industrial drone solutions for rugged, real-world environments. AR’s Scout System is a highly automated, AI-powered drone system capable of continuous, remote operation and is marketed as a “drone-in-a-box” turnkey data solution service under a Robot-as-a-Service (RAAS) business model. The Scout System is the first drone system approved by the FAA for automated operation beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) without a human operator on-site.
American Robotics sells its products and services nationally through a direct sales force to large enterprises that operate in the agriculture, industrial and critical infrastructure verticals that include major rail operators, electric and gas utilities, oil and gas producers, large agricultural input manufacturers, large agricultural coops, and for other critical infrastructure applications in areas such as homeland security and defense, and transportation.
We have incurred losses since inception and have funded our operations primarily through debt and the sale of capital stock. As of September 30, 2021, we had a stockholders’ equity of approximately $114,931,000, net short-term and long-term borrowings outstanding of approximately $0 and $300,000, respectively, and cash of approximately $47,497,000.
In December 2020, the Company completed a registered public offering of its common stock, generating net proceeds of approximately $31,254,000. In June 2021, the Company completed another registered public offering of its common stock, generating net proceeds of approximately $47,523,569. We believe the funds raised in the December 2020 and June 2021 equity offerings, in addition to growth in revenue expected as the Company executes its business plan, will fund its operations for at least the next twelve months from the issuance date of these financial statements.
Our future capital requirements will depend upon many factors, including progress with developing, manufacturing and marketing our technologies, the time and costs involved in preparing, filing, prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing patent claims and other proprietary rights, our ability to establish collaborative arrangements, marketing activities and competing technological and market developments, including regulatory changes and overall economic conditions in our target markets. Our ability to generate revenue and achieve profitability requires us to successfully market and secure purchase orders for our products from customers currently identified in our sales pipeline as well as new customers. We also will be required to efficiently manufacture and deliver equipment on those purchase orders. These activities, including our planned research and development efforts, will require significant uses of working capital. There can be no assurance that we will generate revenue and cash as expected in our current business plan. We may seek additional funds through equity or debt offerings and/or borrowings under additional notes payable, lines of credit or other sources. We do not know whether additional financing will be available on commercially acceptable terms or at all, when needed. If adequate funds are not available or are not available on commercially acceptable terms, our ability to fund our operations, support the growth of our business or otherwise respond to competitive pressures could be significantly delayed or limited, which could materially adversely affect our business, financial conditions, or results of operations.
In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) was identified and has resulted in increased travel restrictions, business disruptions and emergency quarantine measures across the world including the United States.
The Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations were impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020 as follows:
In the first quarter of 2020, we reduced our business activity to critical operations only, and furloughed 80% of our workforce. Per orders issued by the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara, our corporate offices and facilities were closed, except for functions related to the support of remote workers and product support related to the essential transportation sector. On May 13, 2020, we reopened our offices and facilities and as of December 31, 2020 we had no employees remaining on furlough. Of the 18 employees previously furloughed, 14 are currently employed by us.
The Company expects its business, financial condition and results of operations will be impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic during 2021, primarily due to the slowdown of customer activity during 2020 and 2021, ongoing supply chain constraints for certain critical parts, and difficulties in attracting employees. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and remains an unknown risk for the foreseeable future. The extent to which the coronavirus may impact our business will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and its variants. As a result, the Company is unable to reasonably estimate the full extent of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on its future business, financial conditions, and results of operations. In addition, if the Company were to experience any new impact to its operations or incur additional unanticipated costs and expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such operational delays and unanticipated costs and expenses could further adversely impact the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations during 2021.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
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