Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation [Abstract]  



The Company


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”), and changed our name to Ondas Holdings Inc. On August 5, 2021, we acquired American Robotics, Inc. (“American Robotics” or “AR”), a Delaware corporation. As a result of these acquisitions, Ondas Networks and American Robotics became our wholly owned subsidiaries. These two wholly owned subsidiaries are now Ondas’ primary focus. Ondas’ corporate headquarters are located in Waltham, 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 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 2022.


Business Activity


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 and American Robotics together provide users in rail, energy, mining, agriculture, and critical infrastructure markets with improved connectivity, data collection capabilities, and automated decision-making to improve operations. We operate our two subsidiaries as separate business segments.


Ondas Networks


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”). Our 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. These applications require secure, real-time connectivity with the ability to process large amounts of data at the edge of large industrial networks. Such applications are required in all of the major critical infrastructure markets, including rail, electric grids, drones, oil and gas, and public safety, homeland security and government, where secure, reliable and fast operational decisions are required in order to improve efficiency and ensure a high degree of safety and security.


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 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.


American Robotics


American Robotics designs, develops and manufactures autonomous drone systems, providing high-fidelity, ultra-high-resolution aerial data to enterprise customers. We provide our customers turnkey data solutions designed to meet their unique requirements in the field. We do this via our internally developed Scout System™, an industrial drone platform which provides commercial and government customers with the ability to continuously digitize, analyze, and monitor their assets and field operations in near real-time.


The Scout System™ has been designed from the ground up as an end-to-end product capable of continuous unattended operations in the real world. Powered by innovations in robotics automation, machine vision, edge computing, and AI, the Scout System™ provides efficiencies as a drone solution for commercial use. Once installed in the field at customer locations, a fleet of connected Scout Systems remain indefinitely in an area of operation, automatically collecting data each day, self-charging, and seamlessly delivering data analysis regularly and reliably. AR markets the Scout System™ under a Robot-as-a-Service (“RaaS”) business model, whereby our drone platform aggregates customer data and provides the data analytics meeting customer requirements in return for an annual subscription fee.


The Scout System™ consists of (i) Scout™, a highly automated, AI-powered drone with advanced imaging payloads (ii) the ScoutBaseTM, a ruggedized weatherproof base station for housing, charging, data processing, and cloud transfer, and (iii) ScoutViewTM, a secure web portal and API which enables remote interaction with the system, data, and resulting analytics anywhere in the world. These major subsystems are connected via a host of supporting technologies. Using a suite of proprietary technologies, including Detect-and-Avoid (“DAA”) and other proprietary intelligent safety systems, we achieved the first and only Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) approval for automated operations without a human on-site in the United States on January 15, 2021.


Reverse Stock Split


On November 3, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a 1-for-3 reverse stock split of the Company’s authorized and outstanding common stock, effective November 13, 2020 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Any fractional shares resulting from the Reverse Stock Split were rounded up to the nearest whole share.  The Company’s common stock commenced trading on a post-split basis on November 16, 2020. All common stock, stock options, restricted stock units, warrants and related per share amounts for all periods presented have been retroactively adjusted to give effect to the Reverse Stock Split.




We have incurred losses since inception and have funded our operations primarily through debt and the sale of capital stock. On December 31, 2021, we had stockholders’ equity of approximately $112,233,000. On December 31, 2021, we had net long-term borrowings outstanding of approximately $300,000 and no short-term borrowings. On December 31, 2021, we had cash of approximately $40,815,000 and working capital of approximately $40,032,000.


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 $47,524,000. 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 the accompanying 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 and services 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 years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 as follows:


sales and marketing efforts were disrupted as our business development team was unable to travel to visit customers and customers were unable to receive visitors for on-location meetings;
field activity for testing and deploying our wireless systems was delayed due to the inability for our field service team to install and test equipment for our customers; and

Manufacturing and sales were disrupted due to ongoing supply chain constraints for certain critical parts.


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 2022, 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. 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 COVID-19 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 2022.