Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
|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”), and changed our name to Ondas Holdings Inc. On August 5, 2021, we acquired American Robotics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“American Robotics” or “AR”). 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, Massachusetts. 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”). FS Partners and FS Holding 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. Both FS Partners and FS Holding had no operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, and we are in the process of dissolving these entities effective as of January 4, 2023.
Ondas is a leading provider of private wireless, drone and automated data solutions through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks and American Robotics. We operate our 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”). 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 (“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.
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.
We have incurred losses since inception and have funded our operations primarily through debt and the sale of capital stock. On September 30, 2022, we had stockholders’ equity of $93,802,698, net short and long-term borrowings outstanding of $0 and $300,000, respectively, cash and cash equivalents of $15,283,557 and working capital of $12,877,051. Also, on October 28, 2022, we closed the Notes Offering as explained in detail in Note 16 – Subsequent events, which provided us net proceeds of approximately $27,750,000 after deducting the placement agent’s fees and offering expenses.
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 condition 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 three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and the year ended December 31, 2021 as follows:
The Company expects its business, financial condition and results of operations will continue to be impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic during 2022, primarily due to the slowdown of customer activity during 2021 and 2020, 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.
Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) was signed into law. The IRA includes a 15% Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (“Corporate AMT”) for tax years beginning after December 31, 2022. We do not expect the Corporate AMT to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. Additionally, the IRA imposes a 1% excise tax on net repurchases of stock by certain publicly traded corporations. The excise tax is imposed on the value of the net stock repurchased or treated as repurchased. The new law will apply to stock repurchases occurring after December 31, 2022.