|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Subsequent Events [Abstract]|
12. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
The Company has evaluated events that have occurred after the balance sheet and through the date the financial statements were issued. Based upon the evaluation, the Company did not identify any recognized or non-recognized subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements, except as disclosed below.
BRENDAN S. JONES EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
In April 2020, the Company entered into an employment offer letter with Mr. Jones (the “Offer Letter”). Pursuant to the Offer Letter, Mr. Jones agreed to devote his full business efforts and time to the Company as its Chief Operating Officer. The Offer Letter extends for a two-year term expiring on April 20, 2022 and is automatically renewable for an additional one-year period unless the Company provides notice of non-renewable prior to the initial termination date. The Offer Letter provides that Mr. Jones is entitled to receive an annual base salary of $350,000, payable in regular installments in accordance with the Company’s general payroll practices. Mr. Jones will be eligible for an annual performance cash bonus of 40% of his base salary based on the satisfaction of certain key performance indicators set with the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Jones will also receive a cash signing bonus of $55,000 and an equity signing bonus of $70,000 worth of the Company’s common stock, which shares will be granted and vested on April 20, 2021 (provided he is not terminated for Cause).
If Mr. Jones’s employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause (which includes willful material misconduct and willful failure to materially perform his responsibilities to the Company), he is entitled to receive severance equal to 12 months of his base salary or such lesser number of months actually worked. If there is a buy-out or a “change of control,” Mr. Jones will be entitled to obtain his base salary for a period of 12 months as a severance payment. Mr. Jones is also entitled to relocation assistance in an amount of up to $35,000, a car allowance of up to $1,000 per month, inclusive of insurance, and other employee benefits in accordance with the Company’s policies.
On April 17, 2020, the Company entered into a sales agreement (“Sales Agreement”) with Roth Capital Partners, LLC (the “Agent”) to conduct an “at-the-market” equity offering program (the “ATM”), pursuant to which the Company may issue and sell from time to time shares of its common stock, having an aggregate offering price of up to $20,000,000 (the “Shares”) through the Agent.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, the Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Shares from time to time, based upon the Company’s instructions. The Company has no obligation to sell any of the Shares and may at any time suspend sales under the Sales Agreement or terminate the Sales Agreement in accordance with its terms. The Company has provided the Agent with customary indemnification rights, and the Agent will be entitled to an aggregate fixed commission of 3.0% of the gross proceeds from Shares sold.
Sales of the Shares under the Sales Agreement will be made in transactions that are deemed to be “at-the-market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, including sales made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions, including on the Nasdaq Capital Market, at market prices or as otherwise agreed to with the Agent.
A “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 for the Shares was filed with the SEC, which became effective on September 16, 2019, and a prospectus supplement thereto was filed with the SEC on April 17, 2020.
Since April 17, 2020 and through May 12, 2020, the Company sold 87,505 shares of common stock under an “at-the-market” equity offering program for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $150,000 under the ATM.
COMMON STOCK ISSUANCES
During April 2020, the Company issued 47,542 shares of common stock with an aggregate issuance date fair value of $87,000 as compensation to certain officers of the Company.
STOCK OPTION ISSUANCES
During April 2020, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 110,832 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $2.01 per share as compensation to an officer of the Company of the Company.
During April 2020, the Company granted options to purchase an aggregate of 49,585 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $1.83 per share as compensation to an officer of the Company of the Company.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PLAN LOAN
On May 7, 2020, the Company received loan proceeds in the amount of approximately $856,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), provides for loans to qualifying businesses for amounts up to 2.5 times of the average monthly payroll expenses of the qualifying business. The loans and accrued interest are forgivable after eight weeks as long as the borrower uses the loan proceeds for eligible purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent and utilities, and maintains its payroll levels. The amount of loan forgiveness will be reduced if the borrower terminates employees or reduces salaries during the eight-week period.
The unforgiven portion of the PPP loan is payable over two years at an interest rate of 1%, with a deferral of payments for the first six months. The Company intends to use the proceeds for purposes consistent with the PPP. While the Company currently believes that its use of the loan proceeds will meet the conditions for forgiveness of the loan, there can be no assurance that the Company will not take actions that could cause the Company to be ineligible for forgiveness of the loan, in whole or in part.
The entire disclosure for significant events or transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date the financial statements were issued or the date the financial statements were available to be issued. Examples include: the sale of a capital stock issue, purchase of a business, settlement of litigation, catastrophic loss, significant foreign exchange rate changes, loans to insiders or affiliates, and transactions not in the ordinary course of business.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef