|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]|
NOTE 5 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
The Company is authorized to issue an aggregate of 500,000,000 shares. The authorized capital stock is divided into:
(i) 495,000,000 shares of common stock having a par value of $0.0001 per share and (ii) 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock having a par value of $0.0001 per share.
Effective April 8, 2021, we amended our certificate of incorporation to effect a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of Common Stock. No fractional shares were issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares resulting from the reverse stock split were paid in cash. The reverse stock split did not otherwise affect any of the rights currently accruing to holders of our common stock. All share information presented in these financial statements has been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reduced number of shares outstanding.
During 2021, the Company entered into various subscription agreements in connection with a private placement seeking to raise up to $1 million through the sale of 625,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price of $1.60 per share, with a closing date for accepted subscriptions of January 31, 2021. The Company issued a total of 395,625 shares for aggregate proceeds received of approximately $633,000 related to such private placement.
During 2021, the Company entered into various subscription agreements in connection with a second private placement seeking to raise up to $5 million through the sale of 2,083,333 shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price of $2.40 per share, with a closing date for accepted subscriptions of March 31, 2021. The Company issued a total of 239,969 shares for aggregate proceeds received of approximately $576,000 related to such second private placement.
November 2021 Private Placement
On November 24, 2021, the Company entered into a purchase agreement with institutional investors to issue 8,680,000 common shares (the “PIPE Shares”) and 8,680,000 warrants to purchase up to 8,680,000 shares of common stock in a private placement (“November 2021 Private Placement”). The combined purchase price for one PIPE Share and warrant was $3.50. The warrants are immediately exercisable, expire five years from the date of issuance and have an exercise price of $3.50 per share of common stock, subject to adjustment as set forth in the warrants.
The investors may exercise the warrants on a cashless basis if the warrant shares are not then registered pursuant to an effective registration statement. The investors have contractually agreed to restrict their ability to exercise the warrants such that the number of shares of common stock held by the investors and any of their affiliates after such exercise does not exceed either 4.99% or 9.99% of the Company’s then issued and outstanding shares of common stock, at the investor’s election.
In connection with the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) with the investors. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is required to file a resale registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register for resale the shares and the warrant shares and to have such Registration Statement declared effective within 60 days after the date of the Purchase Agreement, or 90 days of the date of the Purchase Agreement in the event the Registration Statement is subject to a “full review” by the SEC. The Company is obligated to pay certain liquidated damages to the investor if it fails to file the resale registration statement when required, fail to cause the Registration Statement to be declared effective by the SEC when required, or if it fails to maintain the effectiveness of the Registration Statement.
Pursuant to a Placement Agent Agreement (the “Placement Agent Agreement”), dated as of November 24, 2021, by and between us and EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC (“EF Hutton”), the Company engaged EF Hutton to act as its exclusive placement agent in connection with the November 2021 Private Placement. Pursuant to the Placement Agent Agreement, the Company paid EF Hutton a cash fee of 9.0% of the gross proceeds raised in the November 2021 Private Placement, and a cash fee equal to 1.0% of the gross proceeds raised in the November 2021 Private Placement for non-accountable expenses, and also reimbursed EF Hutton $70,000 for accountable expenses, including “road show”, diligence, and reasonable legal fees and disbursements for EF Hutton’s counsel. Additionally, the Company granted EF Hutton a right of first refusal following the closing of the November 2021 Private Placement, whereby EF Hutton shall have an irrevocable right of first refusal (the “Right of First Refusal”) until November 29, 2022, to act as sole investment banker, sole book-runner, and/or sole placement agent, at EF Hutton’s sole discretion, for each and every future public and private equity and debt offering, including all equity linked financing.
On November 29, 2021, the Company consummated the November 2021 Private Placement, pursuant to which it issued 8,680,000 PIPE Shares and 8,680,000 warrants to institutional investors. The offering price per PIPE Share and accompanying warrant was $3.50, resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of $30,380,000 and net proceeds to the Company, net of underwriter discounts and fees, or approximately $27 million. We bear all fees and expenses incidental to our obligation to register the shares of common stock. Brokerage fees, commissions and similar expenses, if any, attributable to the sale of shares offered will be assumed by the selling stockholder. The Company intends to use such proceeds from the November 2021 Private Placement for general corporate and working capital purposes. As of March 31, 2022, no warrants have been exercised.
A total of 8,680,000 warrants remain outstanding as of March 31, 2022. No liability accounting or valuation is deemed necessary for these warrants.
Stock option activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was as follows:
These options had a weighted average remaining life of 9.4 years and an aggregate intrinsic value of $0 as of March 31, 2022. The Company recognized $96,630 and $0 of stock-based compensation expense for stock options for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and had unamortized stock option compensation remaining of $581,534 as of March 31, 2022.
Under the terms of Dr. Marques’ 2021 Employment Agreement (Note 4), Dr. Marques was granted 200,000 stock options on December 20, 2021. The fair value of the stock options granted to Dr. Marques was $0.70 per share. The fair value was determined by the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model with the following assumptions: stock price of $1.44, exercise price of $1.44 per share, dividend yield of 0%, expected term of 6 years, volatility of 50.5%, and risk-free interest rate of 1.44%.
Restricted Stock Units
Under the terms of Dr. Marques’ 2021 Employment Agreement (Note 4), Dr. Marques was granted 200,000 RSUs on December 20, 2021 with a grant date fair value of $1.44 per share. The Company has no other RSU awards outstanding. The Company recognized $24,000 and $0 of stock-based compensation expense for RSUs for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and had unamortized RSU compensation remaining of $264,000 as of March 31, 2022.
The Company recognized $15,000 and $0 of stock-based compensation expense for restricted stock awards for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and had no remaining unamortized restricted stock compensation as of March 31, 2022.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef