Commitments and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|Commitments and Contingencies
Note 9 – Commitments and Contingencies
Royalties to the IIA
The Company has received grants from the Government of the State of Israel through the Israeli National Authority for Technical Innovation (the “IIA”) for the financing of a portion of its research and development expenditures. The total amount that was received and recorded between the periods ending December 31, 2011 through 2016 was $1,332. No amounts were received during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The Company has a contingent obligation to the IIA for the total amount received along with the accumulated LIBOR interest to date in the amount of $1,410 and $1,407 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. This obligation is repaid in the form of royalties on revenues generated in any fashion with a rate that is currently at 4% (which may be increased under certain circumstances). The Company may be obligated to pay up to 100% (which may be increased under certain circumstances) of the U.S. dollar-linked value of the grants received, plus interest at the rate of 12-month LIBOR.
Repayment of the grants is contingent upon the successful completion of the Company’s R&D programs and generating sales. The Company has no obligation to repay these grants if the R&D program fails, is unsuccessful, or aborted, or if no sales are generated. The Company has recorded an immaterial expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, and an immaterial liability at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
Royalty Payment Rights on Royalty Payment Rights Certificates
The Company filed a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations (the “Certificate of Designation”), establishing the rights and preferences of the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, including certain directors and officers of the Company (the “Royalty Payment Rights”). As set forth in the Certificate of Designation, the Royalty Payment Rights initially entitled the holders in aggregate, to a royalty in an amount of:
In addition, in connection with completion of the 2017 Private Placement, the Company issued the placement agent royalty payment rights certificates (the “Placement Agent Royalty Payment Rights Certificates”) which grants the placement agent, and its designees, the right to receive, in the aggregate, 10% of the amount of payments paid to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, or the holders of the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates (the “Royalty Payment Rights Certificates”), upon the conversion of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock into shares of the Company’s common stock. The Placement Agent Royalty Payment Rights Certificates are on substantially similar terms as the Royalty Payment Rights of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
The Royalty Payment Rights Certificate obligation and Placement Agent Royalty Payment Rights Certificate obligation (the “Contingent Royalty Obligation”) was recorded as a liability at fair value as “Contingent royalty obligation” in the consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (see Contingent Royalty Obligation below). The fair value at inception was allocated to the royalty rights and the residual value was allocated to the preferred shares and recorded as equity.
The Company amended its Certificate of Designation to modify the Royalty Payment Rights when the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) on February 16, 2018, at which time the Company converted the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock into shares of the Company’s common stock and issued the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates. Pursuant to the terms of the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates, if and when the Company generates sales of the current and potential future versions of the Pure-Vu System, including disposables, parts, and services, or if the Company receives any proceeds from the licensing of the current and potential future versions of the Pure-Vu System, then the Company will pay to the holders of the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates a royalty (the “Royalty Amount”) equal to, in the aggregate, in royalty payments in any calendar year for all products:
The Royalty Amount will be payable up to the later of (i) the latest expiration date of the Company’s patents issued as of December 22, 2016, or (ii) the latest expiration date of any pending patents as of December 22, 2016 that have since been issued or may be issued in the future (which is currently May 2036). Following the expiration of all such patents, the holders of the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates and the holders of the Placement Agent Royalty Payment Rights Certificates will no longer be entitled to any further royalties for any period following the latest to occur of such patent expiration.
On February 16, 2018, the date of the closing of the IPO, (1) the amendment to the Certificate of Designation became effective, (2) all outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were converted into shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a mandatory conversion, and (3) the Royalty Payment Rights Certificates were issued to the former holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
Contingent Royalty Obligation
The Contingent Royalty Obligation was recorded as a non-current liability at fair value in the consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 in the amount of $1,697 and $1,617, respectively. A loss on change in fair value of Contingent Royalty Obligation of $80 and a gain on change in fair value of Contingent Royalty Obligation of $321 was recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Other Commitments and Contingencies
The Company has a severance contingency for severance payments to its CEO, COO, and CFO in the aggregate of approximately $1,408, in the event that they are terminated without cause or leave due to good reason, as outlined in their employee agreements. Management estimates that the likelihood of payment is remote; therefore, no liability was reflected in these consolidated financial statements.
Any serious disruption with the Company’s operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak could impair the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash to repay its debt obligations when they become due and payable, either when they mature, or in the event of a default, which will cause the Company to breach its covenants and may negatively impact the Company’s business operations, financial condition, and results of operations. The Company is unable to predict the outcome of these matters and is unable to make a meaningful estimate of the amount or range of loss, if any, that could result from an unfavorable outcome.