DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|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,” 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 closed an acquisition, described below, changed our name to Ondas Holdings Inc., and Ondas Networks Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Ondas Networks”), became our sole focus and wholly owned subsidiary. The corporate headquarters for Ondas Holdings and operational headquarters for Ondas Networks is located in Sunnyvale, California.
We have two wholly owned subsidiaries: (i) Ondas Networks, our operating company, originally incorporated in Delaware on February 16, 2006 under the name Full Spectrum Inc., subsequently changed to Ondas Networks Inc. on August 10, 2018, and (ii) FS Partners (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (“FS Partners”). We have 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, discontinuing 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. We are in the process of dissolving FS Partners and FS Holding and expect the process to be completed by the end of September 2020.
Ondas Networks’ wireless networking products are applicable to a wide range of mission critical operations that require secure communications over large geographic areas. We provide 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).
We design, develop, manufacture, sell and support FullMAX, our multi-patented, state-of-the-art, point-to-multipoint, Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for secure, licensed, private, wide-area broadband networks. Our customers purchase FullMAX system solutions to deploy wide-area intelligent networks (WANs) for smart grids, smart pipes, smart fields and other mission critical networks that need internet protocol connectivity. We sell our products and services globally through a direct sales force and value-added sales partners to critical infrastructure providers including 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. In addition, in the second quarter of 2020, our FullMAX platform began to be deployed to provide command and control connectivity solutions for drones and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Our business consists of a single segment of products and services all of which are sold and provided in the United States and certain international markets.
Siemens Mobility, Inc. Agreements
On April 23, 2020, effective April 24, 2020, the Company and Siemens Mobility, Inc. (“Siemens”) (the “Parties”) entered into a Joint Development Agreement (the “JDA”) and a Brand Label and Master Purchase Agreement (the “BLA”). The JDA calls for the joint development of (i) a dual-mode 900 MHz over-the-air ATCS compatible, MC-IoT capable base station radio and (ii) a dual-purpose 900 MHz, over-the-air ATCS compatible, MC-IoT capable wayside radio. The BLA calls for the purchase by Siemens of certain products developed under the JDA to create a Siemens-branded portfolio of wireless radio communication systems to the North American Rail Market. These agreements follow a Letter of Intent entered into by the Parties on November 19, 2019 wherein the Company would begin preliminary work to establish (i) project scope, (ii) project management plan, (ii) project schedule, (iv) system requirements specifications, and (v) software containerization requirements specifications.
On September 28, 2018, we entered into the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) with Zev Merger Sub, Inc. and Ondas Networks to acquire Ondas Networks. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement were consummated on September 28, 2018 (the “Closing”), and pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, all outstanding shares of common stock of Ondas Networks, $0.00001 par value per share, (the “Ondas Networks Shares”), were exchanged for shares of our common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Company Shares”). Accordingly, Ondas Networks became our wholly owned subsidiary and its business became the business of the Company.
At the Closing, each Ondas Networks Share outstanding immediately prior to the Closing was converted into 3.823 Company Shares (the “Exchange Ratio”), with all fractional shares rounded down to the nearest whole share. Accordingly, we issued an aggregate of 25,463,732 Company Shares for all of the then-outstanding Ondas Networks Shares.
In connection with the Closing, we amended and restated our articles of incorporation, effective September 28, 2018 to (i) change our name to Ondas Holdings Inc. and (ii) increase our authorized capital to 360,000,000 shares, consisting of 350,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of “blank check” preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. In connection with the Acquisition, our trading symbol changed to “ONDS” effective at the opening of business on October 5, 2018.
Also in connection with the Closing, (i) our sole director appointed additional individuals, who previously were members of the board of directors of Ondas Networks and its chief executive officer, to serve on our Board, and our Board subsequently appointed executive officers; (ii) the former holders of the Ondas Networks Shares executed lock-up agreements (the “Lock-Up Agreements”), which provided for an initial 12-month lock-up period, commencing with the date of the Closing, with a subsequent 12-month limited sale period; (iii) we entered into a Common Stock Repurchase Agreement with Energy Capital, LLC, a current stockholder of the Company (“Energy Capital”), pursuant to which the entity sold an aggregate of 32.6 million Company Shares (the “Repurchase Shares”) to us at $0.0001 per share, for an aggregate consideration of $3,260, which Repurchase Shares were canceled and returned to our authorized but unissued shares; (iv) our Board approved, and our stockholders adopted, the 2018 Incentive Stock Plan (the “2018 Plan”) pursuant to which 10 million Company Shares have been reserved for issuance to employees, including officers, directors and consultants; and (v) we entered into a Loan and Security Agreement with Energy Capital, pursuant to which Energy Capital agreed to lend us an aggregate principal amount of up to $10 million, subject to specified conditions.
On August 30, 2019, the Company entered into a First Amendment to Lock-Up Agreements (the “Amendment”) with stockholders owning an aggregate of 24,428,681 of the Company Shares, representing 41% of the Company’s then outstanding shares of common stock. The Amendment revised the terms of the Lock-Up Agreements to extend the lock-up period to September 28, 2020 and eliminated the 12-month limited sale period.
In accordance with ASC 805-40, Reverse Acquisitions, the historical capital stock account of Ondas Networks immediately prior to the Closing was carried forward and retroactively adjusted to reflect the par value of the outstanding stock of the Company, including the number of shares issued in the Closing as we are the surviving legal entity. Additionally, retained earnings of Ondas Networks has been carried forward after the Closing. All share and per share amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the Exchange Ratio in connection with the Acquisition.
Liquidity and Going Concern
We have incurred losses since inception and have funded our operations primarily through debt and the sale of capital stock. At June 30, 2020, we had a stockholders’ deficit of approximately $16,401,000. At June 30, 2020, we had short- and long-term borrowings outstanding of approximately $10,685,000 and $947,000, respectively. As of June 30, 2020, we had cash of approximately $44,000 and a working capital deficit of approximately $16,295,000.
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 manufacturer and deliver equipment on those purchase orders. These activities, including our planned research and development efforts, will require significant uses of working capital through the end of 2020 and beyond. Based on our current operating plans, we believe that our existing cash at the time of this filing and cash received under the Paycheck Protection Program (see NOTE 8 for further details) will only be sufficient to meet our anticipated operating needs through September 8, 2020.
Accounting standards require management to evaluate the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of one year subsequent to the date of the filing of this Form 10-Q (“evaluation period”). As such, we have evaluated if cash on hand and cash generated through operating activities would be sufficient to sustain projected operating activities through August 17, 2021. We anticipate that our current resources will be insufficient to meet our cash requirements throughout the evaluation period, including funding anticipated losses and scheduled debt maturities. We expect to seek additional funds from a combination of dilutive and/or nondilutive financings in the future. Because such transactions have not been finalized, receipt of additional funding is not considered probable under current accounting standards. If we do not generate sufficient cash flows from operations and obtain sufficient funds when needed, we expect that we would scale back our operating plan by deferring or limiting some, or all, of our capital spending, and/or eliminating planned headcount additions, as well as other cost reductions to be determined. Because such contingency plans have not been finalized (the specifics would depend on the situation at the time), such actions are also not considered probable for purposes of current accounting standards. Because, under current accounting standards, neither future cash generated from operating activities, nor management’s contingency plans to mitigate the risk and extend cash resources through the evaluation period, are considered probable, substantial doubt is deemed to exist about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As we continue to incur losses, our transition to profitability is dependent upon achieving a level of revenues adequate to support our cost structure. We may never achieve profitability, and unless and until doing so, we intend to fund future operations through additional dilutive or non-dilutive financings. There can be no assurances; however, that additional funding will be available on terms acceptable to us, if at all.
The financial information contained in these financial statements have been prepared on a basis that assumes that we will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. This financial information and these financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) was identified in Wuhan, China, and has subsequently spread to other regions of the world, 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 during the three months ended June 30, 2020 as follows:
The Company expects its business, financial conditions and results of operations will be impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic for the remainder of 2020. As of the filing of this Form 10-Q, the Company is unable to reasonably estimate the full extent of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on its future business, financial condition and results of operations. The Company may also be unable to comply with the financial and other material covenants under its debt agreements and may not be able to negotiate waivers or amendments to such debt agreements in order to maintain ongoing compliance. In addition, if the Company experiences any additional unexpected delays in the resumption of its full operations, or incurs additional unanticipated costs and expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such operational delays and unanticipated costs and expenses will have a further adverse impact on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations in 2020.
On March 27, 2020, in connection with the global health and economic crisis connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Compensation Committee of the Board approved a voluntary 90% reduction in the base salaries of both Eric A. Brock, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Stewart Kantor, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. These reductions were in effect from March 20, 2020 through May 19, 2020. We also announced that in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 headquarters were closed, except for functions related to the support of remote workers and product support related to the transportation sector.
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted. The CARES Act is an approximately $2 trillion emergency economic stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, which among other things contains numerous income tax provisions. Some of these tax provisions are expected to be effective retroactively for years ending before the date of enactment. The Company applied for and received funds under the Paycheck Protection Program in the approximate amount of $660,000 on May 6, 2020. The application for these funds requires the Company to, in good faith, certify that the current economic uncertainty made the loan request necessary to support operations of the Company. This certification further requires the Company to consider its current business activity and ability to access other sources of liquidity sufficient to support ongoing operations in a manner that is not significantly detrimental to the business. The receipt of these funds, and the forgiveness of the loan related to these funds, is dependent on the Company having initially qualified for the loan and qualifying for the forgiveness of such loan based on our future adherence to the forgiveness criteria.
On May 13, 2020, we reopened our corporate headquarters, 12 of our furloughed employees returned, and the remaining five employees remain on furlough.
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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