Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Goodwill and Business Acquisition

Goodwill and Business Acquisition
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Business Combinations [Abstract]  



We account for acquisitions in accordance with FASB ASC 805, “Business Combinations” (“ASC 805”), and goodwill in accordance with ASC 350, “Intangibles — Goodwill and Other” (“ASC 350”). The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value of net assets acquired in a business combination is recorded as goodwill. On May 17, 2021, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Agreement”) with Drone Merger Sub I Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub I”), Drone Merger Sub II Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub II”), American Robotics, and Reese Mozer, solely in his capacity as the representative of American Robotics’ Stockholders (as defined in the Agreement).


On August 5, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the Company’s stockholders approved the issuance of shares of the Company’s common stock, including shares of common stock underlying Warrants (as defined below), in connection with the acquisition of American Robotics.


On the Closing Date, American Robotics merged with and into Merger Sub I (“Merger I”), with American Robotics continuing as the surviving entity, and American Robotics then subsequently and immediately merged with and into Merger Sub II (“Merger II” and, together with Merger I, the “Mergers”), with Merger Sub II continuing as the surviving entity and as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Simultaneously with Merger II, Merger Sub II was renamed American Robotics, Inc.


Pursuant to the Agreement, American Robotics stockholders and certain service providers received (i) cash consideration in an amount equal to $7,500,000, less certain indebtedness, transaction expenses and other expense amounts as described in the Agreement; (ii) 6,750,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (inclusive of 26 fractional shares paid in cash as set forth in the Agreement); (iii) warrants exercisable for 1,875,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrants”) (inclusive of 24 fractional shares paid in cash and the equivalent of Warrants for 309,320 shares representing the value of options exercisable for 211,038 shares issued under the Company’s incentive stock plan and reducing the aggregate amount of Warrants as set forth in the Agreement); and (iv) the cash release from the PPP Loan Escrow Amount (as defined in the Agreement). Each of the Warrants entitle the holder to purchase a number of shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $7.89. Each of the Warrants shall be exercisable in three equal annual instalments commencing on the one-year anniversary of the Closing Date and shall have a term of ten years. 59,544 of the stock options were issued fully vested to employees who did not exercise their American Robotics options prior to the Closing Date and had no ongoing service requirements and therefore they were included in the purchase consideration. The remaining 151,494 stock options issued vest over four years and are contingent on ongoing employment by the employee and are recorded as compensation expense over the service period.


During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company incurred approximately $1,644,000 in transaction costs for professional fees and expenses, which are included in General and administration operating expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.


Also on the Closing Date, the Company entered into employment agreements and issued 1,375,000 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) under the Company’s incentive stock plan to key members of American Robotics’ management. These RSUs vest in equal installments on the next three anniversaries of the Closing Date and vesting is contingent on the individuals remaining employed by the Company. These RSUs are not included in purchase consideration and are expensed ratably over the service period. They were valued at the closing market price on the Closing Date. The compensation expense recognized in 2021 in respect of these restricted stock units was $1,452,385, and as of December 31, 2021 the unrecognized compensation expense was $9,244,115.


Lock-Up and Registration Rights Agreement


On May 17, 2021, the Company entered into a lock-up and registration rights agreement, by and among the Company and the directors and officers of American Robotics (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement (i) the Company agreed to file a resale registration statement for the Registrable Securities (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) no later than 90 days following the closing of the Mergers, and to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause it to become effective as promptly as practicable following such filing, (ii) the directors and officers and other American Robotics stockholders who sign a joinder to such agreement were granted certain piggyback registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the closing of the Mergers, and (iii) the directors and officers of American Robotics agreed, subject to certain customary exceptions, not to sell, transfer or dispose of an aggregate of 2,583,826 shares of Company common stock for a period of 180 days from the closing of the Mergers. In connection with the Mergers, the stockholders of American Robotics entered into a Joinder to Lock-Up and Registration Rights Agreement.


The following table summarizes the consideration paid for American Robotics and the final allocation of the purchase consideration to the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date.




Fair value of total consideration transferred   $ 69,311,577  
Fair value of assets acquired:        
Cash   $ 920,011  
Other current assets     148,043  
Property and equipment     61,430  
Intangible assets     26,180,000  
Right of use asset     463,252  
Other long-term assets     87,217  
Total assets acquired     27,859,953  
Fair value of liabilities assumed:        
Accounts payable     129,541  
Deferred revenue     32,992  
Accrued payroll and rent     42,617  
Lease liabilities     447,827  
Deferred tax liability     2,921,982  
Total liabilities assumed     3,574,959  
Total net assets acquired     24,284,994  
Goodwill     45,026,583  
Total   $ 69,311,577  


Our results for the year ended December 31, 2021 include results from American Robotics between August 6, 2021 and December 31, 2021. The following unaudited pro forma information presents the Company’s results of operations as if the acquisition of American Robotics had occurred on January 1, 2020. The pro forma results do not purport to represent what the Company’s results of operations actually would have been if the transactions had occurred on January 1, 2020 or what the Company’s operating results will be in future periods.


    Years Ended  
    December 31,  
    2021     2020  
Revenue, net   $ 2,967,591     $ 1,977,698  
Net loss   $ (23,974,346 )   $ (19,090,387 )
Basic Earnings Per Share   $ (0.56 )   $ (0.46 )
Diluted Earnings Per Share   $ (0.56 )   $ (0.46 )


The intangible assets acquired include the trademarks, FAA waiver, developed technology, non-compete agreements, and customer relationships (see note 6). The deferred tax liability represents the tax effected timing differences relating to the acquired intangible assets to the extent they are not offset by acquired deferred tax assets.


The final allocation of purchase price has changed from the preliminary allocation because of changes in the valuation of intangibles and the 382 analysis of American Robotics net loss operating carryforwards. The resulting changes were a reduction in intangibles assets of $21,080,00, a reduction in the deferred tax liability of $9,818,238 and net other changes of $3,838 resulting in an increase in goodwill of $11,245,618.


The goodwill represents the assembled workforce, acquired capabilities, and future economic benefits resulting from the acquisition. No portion of the goodwill is deductible for tax purposes.


We acquired American Robotics in order to broaden the industrial data solutions Ondas is able to provide to customers. The drone is the ultimate data gathering device at the edge of field area operations and American Robotics’ Scout System is a world class drone platform. We believe that combining the technical and industry expertise of Ondas Networks and American Robotics will be highly valued by our customers.