Goodwill and Business Acquisition
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Goodwill and Business Acquisition [Abstract]|
|GOODWILL AND BUSINESS ACQUISITION||
NOTE 5 – GOODWILL AND BUSINESS ACQUISITION
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 for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, in respect of these restricted stock units, was $3,554,748 and $1,452,385, respectively. As of December 31, 2022 and 2021 the unrecognized compensation expense was $5,690,367 and $9,245,115, respectively.
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.
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 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.
Our results for the year ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 include results from American Robotics between August 6, 2021 and December 31, 2022. 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, 2021. 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, 2021 or what the Company’s operating results will be in future periods.
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.
On January 23, 2023, the Company acquired Airobotics, Ltd. See Note 16 - Subsequent Events for further information regarding the Airobotics acquisition.
During the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company made a loan to Airobotics in the aggregate amount of $2,000,000 million. The note carries interest at a rate of 6% per annum. The principal and any accrued and unpaid interest were due on February 15, 2023. On February 15, 2023, the note was extended until March 31, 2023. As of and for the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company recorded $25,542 of interest receivable and interest income related to the note in the Consolidated Balance Sheets and Consolidated Statements of Operations, respectively.
The Company has goodwill acquired as part of the American Robotics acquisition in 2021. The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, are as follows:
Goodwill is tested for impairment in the fourth quarter after the annual forecasting process. The Company initially carried out a qualitative analysis and determined that because of changes in market conditions as well as a slower increase in revenue than previously forecast, it was more likely than not that goodwill was impaired. The Company engaged a third-party service provider to carry out a valuation of the American Robotics entity. Using a discounted cash flow analysis and revised forecasts for revenue and cash flows that are lower than the previous valuation, it was determined that the fair value of the entity was lower than the carrying value as of December 31, 2022, and an impairment of $19,419,600 was recognized in operating expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ending December 31, 2022.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef