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AKTS 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements.
Note 1. Organization
Note 2. Liquidity
Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 4. Revenue Recognition From Contracts with Customers
Note 5. Property and Equipment, Net
Note 6. Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses
Note 7. Concentrations
Note 8. Stockholders' Equity
Note 12. Commitments and Contingencies
Note 14. Segment Information
Note 15. Loss per Share
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits.
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

 

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File Number: 001-38029

 

 

 

AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   33-1229046
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

9805 Northcross Center Court, Suite A    
Huntersville, NC   28078
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Postal Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 1-704-997-5735

 

Securities registered under Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class:   Trading Symbol   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   AKTS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Capital Market)

 

Securities registered under Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes ☐  No

 

As of October 20, 2021, there were 52,045,019 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page No.
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 (unaudited) 1
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 2
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 3
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (unaudited) 4
   
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 5
   
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 16
   
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 21
   
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 21
   
PART II — OTHER INFORMATION
   
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 22
   
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS 22
   
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS 23
   
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES 23
   
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 23
   
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION 23
   
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS 24
   
EXHIBIT INDEX 24
   
SIGNATURES 25

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

 

   September 30,   June 30, 
   2021   2021 
Assets        
Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents  $75,681   $88,322 
Accounts receivable   1,352    1,170 
Inventory   2,058    1,390 
Other current assets   3,537    2,314 
Total current assets   82,628    93,196 
           
Property and equipment, net   36,911    30,730 
           
Intangibles, net   564    572 
           
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net   410    471 
Other assets   11    25 
Total Assets  $120,524   $124,994 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $7,601   $6,954 
Deferred revenue   
    41 
Operating lease liability - current   280    270 
Total current liabilities   7,881    7,265 
           
Long-term Liabilities:          
Operating lease liability - non-current   128    202 
Other long-term liabilities   117    117 
Total long-term liabilities   245    319 
           
Total Liabilities   8,126    7,584 
           
Stockholders’ Equity          
Preferred stock, par value $0.001: 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
    
 
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 52,037,519 and 51,235,764 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively   52    51 
Additional paid in capital   272,966    265,130 
Accumulated deficit   (160,620)   (147,771)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   112,398    117,410 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $120,524   $124,994 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   For the
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
   For the
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2020
 
Revenue        
Revenue with customers  $1,868   $636 
           
Cost of revenue   2,902    1,649 
           
Gross profit (loss)   (1,034)   (1,013)
           
Operating expenses          
Research and development   7,974    6,380 
General and administrative expenses   3,876    2,927 
Total operating expenses   11,850    9,307 
           
Loss from operations   (12,884)   (10,320)
           
Other (expense) income          
Interest (expense) income   35    (1,431)
Other (expense)   
    (1)
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   
    (198)
Total other (expense) income   35    (1,630)
Net loss  $(12,849)  $(11,950)
           
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted  $(0.25)  $(0.31)
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted   51,436,075    38,176,702 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 
           Additional         
   Common Stock   Paid In   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Par Value   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
                     
Balance, June 30, 2021        51,236   $          51   $265,130   $    (147,771)  $        117,410 
                          
Common stock issued for cash, net of issuance costs   556    1    5,431    
    5,432 
Stock-based compensation   237    
    2,348    
    2,348 
Common stock issued for exercise of warrants   4    
    24    
    24 
Common stock issued for exercise of options   5    
    33    
    33 
Net loss       
    
    (12,849)   (12,849)
                          
Balance, September 30, 2021   52,038    52    272,966    (160,620)   112,398 

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 
   Common Stock   Additional
Paid In
   Accumulated   Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Par Value   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
                     
Balance, June 30, 2020   37,990   $38   $145,072   $(103,615)  $41,495 
                          
Common stock issued for cash, net of issuance costs   416    
    3,267    
    3,267 
Stock-based compensation   127    
    2,027    
    2,027 
Common stock issued for exercise of options   18    
    102    
    102 
Common stock issued in payment of note interest   31    1    243    
    244 
Net loss       
    
    (11,950)   (11,950)
                          
Balance, September 30, 2020   38,582    39    150,711    (115,565)   35,185 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
   Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2020
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net loss  $(12,849)   (11,950)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   1,473    993 
Stock-based compensation   2,348    2,027 
Amortization of debt discount   
    1,038 
Amortization of operating lease right of use asset   61    54 
Non cash interest payments   
    244 
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   
    198 
Gain on disposal of fixed assets   (197)   
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (182)   5 
Inventory   (668)   (100)
Other current assets   (1,223)   (105)
Other assets   
    
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (1,345)   (452)
Lease liabilities   (64)   (54)
Deferred revenue   (41)   190 
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   (12,687)   (7,912)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Cash paid for machinery and equipment   (5,729)   (2,308)
Cash received from sale of fixed assets   286    
 
Cash paid for intangibles   
    (38)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   (5,443)   (2,346)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs   5,432    3,037 
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options   33    102 
Proceeds from exercise of warrants   24    
 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   5,489    3,139 
           
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash   (12,641)   (7,119)
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash - Beginning of Period   88,322    44,408 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash - End of Period  $75,681   $37,289 
           
SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Cash Paid During the Period for:          
Interest   
    163 
           
SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Common stock issued in payment of interest   
    244 
Fixed assets included in accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,992    (1,467)
Stock issuance costs included in accounts payable and accrued expenses   
    (230)

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)

 

Note 1. Organization

 

Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated on April 10, 2013, and effective December 15, 2016, the Company changed its state of incorporation to the State of Delaware. Through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc. (a Delaware corporation), the Company, headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, is focused on developing, designing, and manufacturing innovative radio frequency (“RF”) filter products for the wireless industry, including for products such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, WiFi Customer Premise Equipment (“CPE”), and military and defense communication applications. Located between the device’s antenna and its digital backend, the RF front-end (“RFFE”) is the circuitry that performs the analog signal processing and contains components such as amplifiers, filters and switches. To construct the resonator devices that are the building blocks for its RF filters, the Company has developed a family of novel, high purity acoustic piezoelectric materials as well as a unique microelectromechanical system (“MEMS”) wafer process, collectively referred to as XBAWTM technology. The Company leverages its integrated device manufacturing (“IDM”) business model to develop and sell high performance RF filters using its XBAWTM technology. Filters are critical in selecting and rejecting signals, and their performance enables differentiation in the modules defining the RFFE.

 

Note 2. Liquidity

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $75.7 million and working capital of $74.7 million. The Company has historically incurred recurring operating losses and experienced net cash used in operating activities.

 

As of October 20, 2021, the Company had $66.0 million of cash and cash equivalents, which the Company expects to be sufficient to fund its operations beyond the next twelve months from the date of filing of this Form 10-Q. These funds will be used to fund the Company’s operations, including capital expenditures, R&D, commercialization of our technology, development of our patent strategy and expansion of our patent portfolio, as well as to provide working capital and funds for other general corporate purposes. Except pursuant to its ATM Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement with BofA Securities, Inc. and Piper Sandler & Co., the Company has no commitments or arrangements to obtain any additional funds, and there can be no assurance such funds will be available on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financing in a timely fashion and on acceptable terms, its financial condition and results of operations may be materially adversely affected and it may not be able to continue operations or execute its stated commercialization plan.

 

Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the filing of this Form 10-Q. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 30, 2022 or any future interim period. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on August 30, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Report”).

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

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Significant Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company’s significant accounting policies are disclosed in Note 3-Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the 2021 Annual Report. Since the date of the 2021 Annual Report, there have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies. The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes thereto. The policies, estimates and assumptions include valuing equity securities, deferred taxes and related valuation allowances, revenue recognition, and the fair values of long-lived assets. Actual results could differ from the estimates.

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

The Company provides an allowance for doubtful accounts equal to the estimated losses to be incurred in the collection of accounts receivable.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) valuation method.

 

Inventory consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 (in thousands):

 

   September 30,
2021
   June 30,
2021
 
Raw Materials  $678   $124 
Work in Process   1,276    1,188 
Finished Goods   104    78 
Total Inventory  $2,058   $1,390 

 

Shares of Restricted Stock Outstanding

 

Shares outstanding include shares of restricted stock with respect to which restrictions have not lapsed. Restricted stock included in reportable shares outstanding was the following as of September 30, 2021 and 2020. Shares of restricted stock are included in the calculation of weighted average shares outstanding.

 

   September 30,
2021
   September 30,
2020
 
Restricted stock included in reportable shares outstanding   
    28,750 

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, when adopted, will have a material effect on the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 4. Revenue Recognition from Contracts with Customers

 

Disaggregation of Revenue

 

The Company’s primary revenue streams include foundry fabrication services and product sales.

 

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Foundry Fabrication Services

 

Foundry fabrication services revenue includes Non-Recurring Engineering (“NRE”) and microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS”) foundry services. Under these contracts, products are delivered to the customer at the completion of the service which represents satisfaction of the performance obligation as well as transfer of title. Depending on language with regards to enforceable right to payment for performance completed to date, related revenue will either be recognized over time or at a point in time.

 

Product Sales

 

Product sales revenue consists of sales of RF filters and amps which are sold with contract terms stating that title passes, and the customer takes control at the time of shipment. Revenue is then recognized when the devices are shipped, and the performance obligation has been satisfied. If devices are sold under contract terms that specify that the customer does not take ownership until the goods are received, revenue is recognized when the customer receives the goods.

 

The following table summarizes the revenues of the Company’s reportable segments for the three months ended September 30, 2021 (in thousands):

 

 

 

   Foundry
Fabrication
Services
Revenue
   Product
 Sales
Revenue
   Total
Revenue
with
 Customers
 
NRE  $      413   $
   $413 
Filters/Amps   
    1,455    1,455 
Total  $413   $1,455   $1,868 

 

The following table summarizes the revenues of the Company’s reportable segments for the three months ended September 30, 2020 (in thousands):

 

   Foundry
Fabrication
Services
Revenue
   Product  
Sales
 Revenue
   Total
Revenue
with
 Customers
 
NRE  $        57   $
   $57 
Filters/Amps   
    579            579 
Total  $57   $579   $636 

 

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Performance Obligations

 

The Company has determined that contracts for product sales revenue and foundry fabrication services revenue involve one performance obligation, which is delivery of the final product.

 

Contract Balances

 

The following table summarizes the changes in the opening and closing balances of the Company’s contract asset and liability for the first three months of fiscal years 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

 

    Contract
Assets
    Contract
Liability
 
Balance, June 30, 2021   $ 411     $ 41  
Closing, September 30, 2021     783      
 
Increase/(Decrease)   $ 372     $ (41 )
                 
Balance, June 30, 2020   $ 125     $
 
Closing, September 30, 2020     133       190  
Increase/(Decrease)   $ 8     $ 190  

 

The Company records a receivable when the title for goods has transferred. Generally, all sales are contract sales (with either an underlying contract or purchase order), resulting in all receivables being contract receivables. When invoicing occurs prior to revenue recognition a contract liability is recorded (as deferred revenue on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets). The amount of revenue recognized in the three months ended September 30, 2021 that was included in the opening contract liability balance was $41 thousand which related to non-recurring engineering services.

 

Contract assets are recorded when revenue recognized exceeds the amount invoiced. The difference between the opening and closing balances of the Company’s contract assets and contract liabilities primarily results from the timing difference between the Company’s performance and the customer’s payment. The amount of contract assets invoiced in the three months ended September 30, 2020 that was included in the opening contract asset balance was $51 thousand, which primarily related to non-recurring engineering services.

 

Backlog of Remaining Customer Performance Obligations

 

Revenue expected to be recognized and recorded as sales during this fiscal year from the backlog of performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) was $3.4 million at September 30, 2021.

 

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Note 5. Property and Equipment, net

 

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 (in thousands):

 

   Estimated
Useful Life
  September 30,
2021
   June 30,
2021
 
Land  n/a  $1,000   $1,000 
Building  11 years   3,000    3,000 
Equipment  2-10 years   40,866    35,120 
Leasehold Improvements  *   
2,941
    1,946 
Software  3 years   617    580 
Furniture & Fixtures  5 years   90    73 
Computer Equipment  3 years   489    310 
Total      49,003    42,029 
Less: Accumulated Depreciation      (12,092)   (11,299)
Total     $36,911   $30,730 

 

(*)Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease or the estimated useful lives, whichever is shorter.

 

The Company recorded depreciation expense of $1.5 million and $1.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

As of September 30, 2021, equipment with a net book value totaling $10.0 million had not been placed in service and therefore was not depreciated during the period. As of June 30, 2021, fixed assets with a net book value totaling $4.9 million had not been placed in service and therefore was not depreciated during the period.

 

Note 6. Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses consisted of the following at September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 (in thousands):

 

   September 30,
2021
   June 30,
2021
 
Accounts payable  $3,613   $1,188 
Accrued salaries and benefits   2,479    4,415 
Accrued professional fees   95    49 
Accrued utilities   156    127 
Accrued goods received not invoiced   1,079    761 
Other accrued expenses   179    414 
Totals  $7,601   $6,954 

 

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Note 7. Concentrations

 

Vendors

 

Vendor concentration as a percentage of purchases for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows:

 

   Three Months
09/30/2021
   Three Months
09/30/2020
 
Vendor 1   
        —
          11%

 

Customers

 

Customer concentration as a percentage of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows:

 

   Three Months
09/30/2021
   Three Months
09/30/2020
 
Customer 1                37%                 74%
Customer 2   25%   
 
Customer 3   11%   
 
Customer 4   
    10%

 

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Note 8. Stockholders’ Equity

 

Equity Offering Program

 

The Company has in place an ATM Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement with BofA Securities, Inc. and Piper Sandler & Co. (the “Sales Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company may sell from time-to-time shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $100,000,000 (the “Equity Offering Program”).

 

The following table summarizes sales through the Equity Offering Program during the quarter ended September 30, 2021:

 

Three months ended  Avg price
per share
   Number of
Shares
   Gross
Proceeds
(in millions)
   Offering
Expenses
(in millions)
   Net
Proceeds
(in millions)
 
September 30, 2021  $9.99    555,455   $          5.5   $       0.1   $        5.4 
Total        555,455   $5.5   $0.1   $5.4 

 

Equity Incentive Plans

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company granted employees options to purchase an aggregate of approximately 0.4 million shares of common stock. The fair values of the Company’s options were estimated at the dates of grant using a Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:

 

    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
 
Exercise price   $ 9.1810.15  
Expected term (years)     4.755.00  
Volatility     67 %
Risk-free interest rate     0.76%–0.81 %
Dividend yield     0 %
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value of Options granted during the period   $ 5.53  

  

During the three months ended September 30, 2021 the Company awarded certain employees and directors grants of an aggregate of approximately 0.6 million restricted stock units (“RSUs”) with a weighted average grant date fair value of $9.99. The RSUs will be expensed over the requisite service period. The terms of the RSUs include vesting provisions based solely on continued service. If the service criteria are satisfied, the RSUs will generally vest over 45 years.

 

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Compensation expense related to our stock-based awards described above was as follows (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2021   2020 
Research and Development  $1,232   $      1,014 
General and Administrative   1,116    1,013 
Total  $2,348   $2,027 

 

Unrecognized stock-based compensation expense and weighted-average years to be recognized are as follows (in thousands):

 

   As of September 30, 2021 
   Unrecognized
stock-based
compensation
   Weighted-
average years
to be recognized
 
Options  $       4,056            2.55 
Restricted stock units  $12,386    2.51 

 

Note 12. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Leases

 

The Company leases office space and office equipment in Huntersville, NC as well as equipment in Canandaigua, NY. Our leases have remaining lease terms of up to five years, some of which include options to extend the leases for up to twenty-four months. Following adoption of ASC 842, lease expense excludes capital area maintenance and property taxes.

 

The components of lease expense were as follows:

 

   Three
Months Ended
September 30,
2021
   Three
Months Ended
September 30,
2020
 
Operating Lease Expense  $      75   $   75 

 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows (in thousands):

 

   Classification on the
Condensed Consolidated
Balance Sheet
  September 30,
2021
   June 30,
2021
 
Assets             
Operating lease assets  Other non-current assets  $410   $471 
              
Liabilities             
Other current liabilities  Current liabilities   280    270 
Operating lease liabilities  Other non-current liabilities   128    202 
              
Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term:             
Operating leases      1.51    1.76 
              
Weighted Average Discount Rate:             
Operating leases      12.5%   12.5%

  

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The following table outlines the minimum future lease payments for the next five years and thereafter, (in thousands):

 

For the year ending June 30,    
2022   235 
2023   204 
2024   7 
2025   
 
Thereafter   
 
Total lease payments (undiscounted cash flows)   446 
      
Less imputed interest   (38)
Total  $408 

 

Ontario County Industrial Development Authority Agreement

 

On February 27, 2018, the Company entered into a Lease and Project Agreement (the “Lease and Project Agreement”) and a Company Lease Agreement (the “Company Lease Agreement” and together with the Lease and Project Agreement, the “Agreements”), each dated as of February 1, 2018, with the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, a public benefit corporation of the State of New York (the “OCIDA”). Pursuant to the Agreements, the Company leases for $1.00 annually to the OCIDA an approximately 9.995 acre parcel of land in Canandaigua, New York, together with the improvements thereon (including the Company’s New York fabrication facility), and transfer title to certain related equipment and personal property to the OCIDA (collectively, the “Facility”). The OCIDA leases the Facility back to the Company for annual rent payments specified in the Lease and Project Agreement for the Company’s primary use as research and development, manufacturing, warehouse and professional office space in its business, and to be subleased, in part, by the Company to various existing tenants. The Company estimates substantial tax savings during the term of the Agreements, which expire on December 31, 2028. In addition, subject to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement, certain purchases and leases of eligible items will be exempt from the imposition of sales and use taxes. Subject to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement, the OCIDA has also granted to the Company an exemption from certain mortgage recording taxes for one or more mortgages securing an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $12.0 million, or such greater amount as approved by the OCIDA in its sole and absolute discretion. The benefits provided to the Company pursuant to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement are subject to claw back over the life of the Agreements upon certain recapture events, including certain events of default.

 

Litigation, Claims and Assessments

 

From time to time, the Company may become involved in lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business. The Company believes it has meritorious defenses against all pending claims and intends to vigorously pursue them. While it is not possible to predict or determine the outcomes of any pending actions, the Company believes that, as of September 30, 2021, the amount of liability, if any, with respect to such actions, would not materially affect its financial position, results of operations or cash flows and it is currently evaluating the matter described in Note 16.

 

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Note 14. Segment Information

 

Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise about which separate financial information is available and evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision–making group, in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is its Chief Executive Officer. The Company operates in two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services, which consists of engineering review services and STC-MEMS foundry services, and RF Product, which consists of amplifier and filter product sales, and grant revenue. The Company records all general and administrative costs in the RF Product segment.

 

The Company evaluates performance of its operating segments based on revenue and operating profit (loss). Segment information for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows (in thousands):

 

   Foundry
Fabrication
Services
   RF
Product
   Total 
Three months ended September 30, 2021            
Revenue with customers  $413   $1,455   $1,868 
Cost of revenue   570    2,332    2,902 
Gross margin   (157)   (877)   (1,034)
Research and development   
    7,974    7,974 
General and administrative   
    3,876    3,876 
Income (Loss) from Operations  $(157)   (12,727)   (12,884)
                
Three months ended September 30, 2020               
Revenue with customers  $57   $579   $636 
Cost of revenue   53    1,596    1,650 
Gross margin   4    (1,018)   (1,013)
Research and development   
    6,380    6,380 
General and administrative   
    2,927    2,927 
Income (Loss) from Operations  $4    (10,324)   (10,320)
                
As of September 30, 2021               
Accounts receivable  $242   $1,110   $1,352 
Property and equipment, net   
   $36,911   $36,911 
                
As of June 30, 2021               
Accounts receivable  $242   $928   $1,170 
Property and equipment, net  $
   $30,730   $30,730 

 

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Note 15. Loss Per Share

 

Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net loss per common share is determined using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period, adjusted for the dilutive effect of common stock equivalents. In periods when losses are reported, which is the case for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020 presented in these condensed consolidated financial statements, the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding excludes common stock equivalents because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

The Company had the following common stock equivalents at September 30, 2021 and 2020:

 

   September 30,
2021
   September 30,
2020
 
Convertible Notes   
    4,960,800 
Options   2,851,827    2,633,165 
Warrants   162,659    395,700 
Total   3,014,486    7,989,665 

 

Note. 16. Subsequent Events

 

On October 15, 2021, Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) acquired a majority ownership position in RFM Integrated Device, Inc. (“RFMi”), a fabless supplier of acoustic wave RF resonators and filters. The Company acquired a 51% ownership interest in RFMi from Tai-Saw Technology Co., Ltd. (“TST”) in exchange for $6.0 million in cash and approximately $2.5 million payable in common stock of the Company. The Company has the option to acquire the remaining 49% ownership interest in RFMi from TST on or before June 30, 2022, for an additional $3.5 million in cash and approximately $4.0 million in common stock of the Company. Additionally, earn-out payments aggregating up to $3.0 million payable in cash and/or shares of common stock of the Company may be payable to TST based on the future operating results of RFMi.

 

On October 4, 2021, the Company and its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., were named as defendants in a complaint filed by Qorvo, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging, among other things, patent infringement, false advertising, false patent marking, and unfair competition. The complaint alleges that the defendants misappropriated proprietary information, made misleading statements about the characteristics of certain of its products, and sold products infringing on the certain of the plaintiff’s patents. The plaintiff seeks an injunction enjoining the defendants from the alleged infringement and damages, including punitive and statutory enhanced damages, in an unspecified amount. The Company believes this lawsuit is without merit and intends to defend against it vigorously. However, it can provide no assurance as to the outcome of such dispute, and such action may result in judgments against the Company for an injunction, significant damages or other relief, such as future royalty payments to Qorvo, Inc. Even if ultimately settled or resolved in the Company’s favor, this action may result in significant expenses, diversion of management and technical personnel attention and disruptions and delays in the Company’s business, all of which could have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

References in this report to “Akoustis,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Akoustis Technologies, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., each of which is a Delaware corporation.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that relate to our plans, objectives, estimates, and goals. Any and all statements contained in this report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Terms such as “may,” “might,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “strategy,” “anticipate,” “attempt,” “develop,” “plan,” “help,” “believe,” “continue,” “intend,” “expect,” “future,” and terms of similar import (including the negative of any of the foregoing) may identify forward-looking statements. However, not all forward-looking statements may contain one or more of these identifying terms. Forward-looking statements in this report may include, without limitation, statements regarding (i) the plans and objectives of management for future operations, including plans or objectives relating to the development of commercially viable radio frequency (“RF”) filters, (ii) projections of income (including income/loss), earnings (including earnings/loss) per share, capital expenditures, dividends, capital structure or other financial items, (iii) our future financial performance, including any such statement contained in this management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition or in the results of operations included pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), (iv) our ability to efficiently utilize cash and cash equivalents to support our operations for a given period of time, (v) our ability to engage customers while maintaining ownership of our intellectual property, and (vi) the assumptions underlying or relating to any statement described in (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) above.

 

Forward-looking statements are not meant to predict or guarantee actual results, performance, events or circumstances and may not be realized because they are based upon our current projections, plans, objectives, beliefs, expectations, estimates, and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and other influences, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of certain events and circumstances may differ materially from those described by the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. Factors that may influence or contribute to the inaccuracy of the forward-looking statements or cause actual results to differ materially from expected or desired results may include, without limitation, our inability to obtain adequate financing and sustain our status as a going concern; our limited operating history; our inability to generate revenues or achieve profitability; the results of our research and development (“R&D”) activities; our inability to achieve acceptance of our products in the market; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial condition and the worldwide economy, including its impact on our ability to access the capital markets; general economic conditions, including upturns and downturns in the industry; shortages in supplies needed to manufacture our products, or needed by our customers to manufacture devices incorporating our products;  our limited number of patents; failure to obtain, maintain, and enforce our intellectual property rights; claims of infringement, misappropriation or misuse of third party intellectual property that, regardless of merit, could result in significant expense and loss of our intellectual property rights; our inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the outcome of current and any future litigation; our inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; our reliance on third parties to complete certain processes in connection with the manufacture of our products; product quality and defects; existing or increased competition; our ability to market and sell our products; our inability to successfully manufacture, market and sell products based on our technologies; our ability to meet the required specifications of customers and achieve qualification of our products for commercial manufacturing in a timely manner; our inability to successfully scale our New York wafer fabrication facility and related operations while maintaining quality control and assurance and avoiding delays in output; contracting with customers and other parties with greater bargaining power and agreeing to terms and conditions that may adversely affect our business; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from our business acquisitions (including the acquisition of RFM Integrated Device, Inc. (“RFMi”) will not be realized in full or at all or may take longer to realize than expected; the possibility that costs or difficulties related to the integration of acquired businesses’ (including RFMi’s) operations will be greater than expected and the possibility of disruptions to our business during integration efforts and strain on management time and resources; risks related to doing business in foreign countries, including China; any security breaches, cyber-attacks or other disruptions compromising our proprietary information and exposing us to liability; our failure to innovate or adapt to new or emerging technologies; our failure to comply with regulatory requirements; results of any arbitration or litigation that may arise; stock volatility and illiquidity; our failure to implement our business plans or strategies; and our failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting.

 

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These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Part II, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on August 21, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Report”), could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this report. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because of the risks and uncertainties related to them. Except as may be required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this report to reflect any new information or future events or circumstances or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

Akoustis® is an emerging commercial product company focused on developing, designing, and manufacturing innovative RF filter solutions for the wireless industry, including for products such as smartphones and tablets, network infrastructure equipment, WiFi Customer Premise Equipment (“CPE”) and defense applications. Filters are critical in selecting and rejecting signals, and their performance enables differentiation in the modules defining the RF front-end (“RFFE”). Located between the device’s antenna and its digital backend, the RFFE is the circuitry that performs the analog signal processing and contains components such as amplifiers, filters and switches. We have developed a proprietary microelectromechanical system (“MEMS”) based bulk acoustic wave (“BAW”) technology and a unique manufacturing process flow, called “XBAW®”, for our filters produced for use in RFFE modules. Our XBAW® filters incorporate optimized high purity piezoelectric materials for high power, high frequency and wide bandwidth operation. We are developing RF filters for 5G, WiFi and defense bands using our proprietary resonator device models and product design kits (PDKs). As we qualify our RF filter products, we are engaging with target customers to evaluate our filter solutions. Our initial designs target UHB, sub 7 GHz 5G, WiFi and defense bands. We expect our filter solutions will address problems (such as loss, bandwidth, power handling, and isolation) created by the growing number of frequency bands in the RFFE of mobile devices, infrastructure and premise equipment to support 5G, and WiFi. We have prototyped, sampled and begun commercial shipment of our single-band low loss BAW filter designs for 5G frequency bands and 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi bands which are suited to competitive BAW solutions and historically cannot be addressed with low-band, lower power handling surface acoustic wave (“SAW”) technology.

 

We own and/or have filed applications for patents on the core resonator device technology, manufacturing facility and intellectual property (“IP”) necessary to produce our RF filter chips and operate as a “pure-play” RF filter supplier, providing discrete filter solutions direct to Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) and aligning with the front- end module manufacturers that seek to acquire high performance filters to expand their module businesses. We believe this business model is the most direct and efficient means of delivering our solutions to the market.

 

Technology. Our device technology is based upon bulk-mode acoustic resonance, which we believe is superior to surface-mode resonance for high-band and ultra-high- band (“UHB”) applications that include 4G/LTE, 5G, WiFi, and defense applications. Although some of our target customers utilize or manufacture the RFFE module, they may lack access to critical UHB filter technology that we produce, which is necessary to compete in high frequency applications.

 

Manufacturing. We currently manufacture our high-performance RF filter circuits, using our first generation XBAW® wafer process, in our 120,000-square foot wafer- manufacturing facility located in Canandaigua, New York (the “NY Facility”), which we acquired in June 2017.

 

Intellectual Property. As of October 14, 2021, our IP portfolio included 52 patents, including a blocking patent that we have licensed from Cornell University. Additionally, as of October 14, 2021, we have 83 pending patent applications. These patents cover our XBAW® RF filter technology from raw materials through the system architectures.

 

By designing, manufacturing, and marketing our RF filter products to mobile phone OEMs, defense OEMs, network infrastructure OEMs, and WiFi CPE OEMs, we seek to enable broader competition among the front-end module manufacturers.

 

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Since we own and/or have filed applications for patents on the core technology and control access to our intellectual property, we expect to offer several ways to engage with potential customers. First, we intend to engage with multiple wireless markets, providing standardized filters that we design and offer as standard catalog components. Second, we expect to deliver unique filters to customer-supplied specifications, which we will design and fabricate on a customized basis. Finally, we may offer our models and design kits for our customers to design their own filters utilizing our proprietary technology.

 

We have earned minimal revenue from operations since inception, and we have funded our operations primarily with development contracts, RF filter and production orders, government grants, foundry and engineering services, and sales of debt and equity securities. The Company has incurred losses, primarily the result of material and processing costs associated with developing and commercializing our technology, as well as personnel costs, professional fees (primarily accounting and legal), and other general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses. We expect to continue to incur substantial costs for commercialization of our technology on a continuous basis because our business model involves materials and solid-state device technology development and engineering of catalog and custom filter design solutions.

 

To succeed, we must convince mobile phone OEMs, RFFE module manufacturers, network infrastructure OEMs, WiFi CPE OEMs and defense customers to use our XBAW® filter technology in their systems and modules. However, since there are two dominant BAW filter suppliers in the industry that have high-band technology, and both utilize such technology as a competitive advantage at the module level, we expect customers that lack access to high-band filter technology will be open to engage with our pure-play filter company.

 

We plan to pursue RF filter design and R&D development agreements and potentially joint ventures with target customers and other strategic partners, although we cannot guarantee we will be successful in these efforts. These types of arrangements may subsidize technology development costs and qualification, filter design costs, and offer complementary technology and market intelligence and other avenues to revenue. However, we intend to retain ownership of our core technology, intellectual property, designs, and related improvements. We expect to pursue development of catalog designs for multiple customers and to offer such catalog products in multiple sales channels.

 

Impact of COVID-19 on our Business

 

Although the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business is unknown, in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, we have taken proactive, precautionary action and adopted social distancing measures, daily self-health attestations, and mandatory mask policies at our locations, including when warranted by state and local guidelines, the implementation of new staffing plans in our facilities whereby certain employees work remotely and the remaining on-site force is divided into multiple shifts or segregated in different parts of the facility. Our actions continue to evolve in response to new government measures and scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19. In an effort to contain COVID-19 or slow its spread, governments around the world have also enacted various measures, including orders to close all businesses not deemed “essential,” isolate residents to their homes or places of residence, and practice social distancing when engaging in essential activities. These measures have impacted the method and timing of certain business meetings and deliverables to certain customers, as well as our ability to obtain certain materials, equipment and services from suppliers.

 

These actions and the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 have negatively impacted business activity across the globe. We have observed declining demand and price reductions in the electronics industry as business and consumer activity has decelerated. Additionally, we have observed delays in certain suppliers’ shipment of materials necessary for us to manufacture our products and in certain vendors’ ability to deliver equipment for installation at our facilities. When COVID-19 is demonstrably contained, we anticipate a rebound in economic activity, depending on the rate, pace, and effectiveness of the containment efforts deployed by various national, state, and local governments; however, the timing and extent of any such rebound is uncertain.

 

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We will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions altering our business operations that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and stakeholders, or as required by federal, state, or local authorities. It is not clear what the ultimate effects any such alterations or modifications may have on our business, including the effects on our customers, employees, and prospects, or on our financial results for the remainder of fiscal year 2022 or beyond.

 

Recent Developments

 

On August 30, 2021, Akoustis announced that it had shipped the first 5G mobile filters using advanced wafer-level-packaging to a tier-1 RF component company.

 

On August 27, 2021, the Company announced that it had received a volume order for WiFi 6 XBAW™ filters, which include its 5.2 GHz and 5.6 GHz products.

 

On August 25, 2021, Akoustis announced that it had received a design win for WiFi 6E for a multi-user-multiple-in-multiple-out (MU-MIMO) gateway product that will use its 5.5 GHz and 6.5 GHz filters products.

 

On August 18, 2021, the Company announced that Kamran Cheema had joined Akoustis as Vice President of Engineering.

 

On July 29, Akoustis announced that it had been awarded two design wins from a Citizens Broadband Radio Service customer for networking equipment and end-user devices.

 

On July 14, 2021, the Company announced that it had received a volume development order for a WiFi 6E diplexer from a tier-1 personal computing (PC) chipset customer.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

There have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates from the information provided in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” included in our 2021 Annual Report.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

 

Revenue

 

The Company recorded revenue of $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to $0.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase of $1.3 million was primarily due to an increase in RF product revenue of $0.9 million or 160%.

 

Cost of Revenue

 

Cost of revenue includes direct labor, material, net realizable value (NRV) adjustments, and facility costs primarily associated with foundry services revenue, manufacturing of filter products and engineering services. The Company recorded cost of revenue of $2.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The $1.3 million increase is primarily due to costs associated with RF product revenue which increased by $0.7 million in addition to non-recurring engineering costs which increased by $0.5 million.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

R&D expenses were $8.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and were $1.6 million, or 25.0% higher than the prior year amount for the same period of $6.4 million. Personnel costs, including stock-based compensation, were $4.3 million compared to $3.5 million in the prior year period, an increase of $0.8 million or 21.5%. Facility costs of $1.8 million primarily associated with the NY Facility were $0.6 million higher than the prior period. Material costs of $1.7 million were $0.3 million higher than the prior period.

 

General and Administrative Expense

 

General and administrative (“G&A”) expenses include salaries and wages for executive and administrative staff, stock-based compensation, professional fees, insurance costs and other general costs associated with the administration of our business. G&A expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 were $3.9 million, which is an increase of $1.0 million compared to the three months ended September, 2020. Year-over-year changes within G&A expenses include an increase in employee compensation (including stock-based compensation) of $0.6 million as well as increased general expenses of $0.5 million, primarily professional fees.

 

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Other (Expense)/Income

 

Other income for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $35 thousand, which was comprised of interest income. Other expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $1.6 million, consisting of $1.4 million of debt discount amortization and interest expense and a loss on derivative liability valuation of $0.2 million.

 

Net Loss

 

The Company recorded a net loss of $12.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of $12.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The period-over-period incremental loss of $0.8 million, or 7.5%, was primarily driven by an increase in cost of revenue of $1.3 million, an increase in G&A expenses and R&D expenses of $2.5 million. These expense increases were partially offset by a revenue increase of $1.3 million and a decrease in other expenses of $1.7 million.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Financing Activities

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company sold a total of 555,455 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of an average of $9.99 per share under the ATM Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement with BofA Securities, Inc. and Piper Sandler & Co., as amended on February 19, 2021 (the “Sales Agreement”) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $5.5 million, before deducting compensation paid to the sales agents and other offering expenses of approximately $0.1 million.

 

Balance Sheet and Working Capital

 

The Company had $75.7 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand as of September 30, 2021, which reflects a decrease of $12.6 million compared to $88.3 million as of June 30, 2021. The decrease is primarily due to cash used in operations of $12.7 million and cash used for investing activities of $5.4 million. These cash uses were partially offset by cash provided by financing activities of $5.5 million. The Company estimates that cash on hand will be sufficient to fund its operations, including current capital expense commitments, beyond the next twelve months from the date of filing of this Form 10-Q. However, the Company has historically incurred recurring operating losses and will continue to do so until it generates sufficient revenues from operations; as a result, we may need to obtain additional capital through the sale of additional equity securities, debt, or otherwise, to fund operations past that date. There is no assurance that the Company’s projections and estimates are accurate. The Company is actively managing and controlling the Company’s cash outflows to mitigate liquidity risks.

 

September 30, 2021 compared to June 30, 2021

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had current assets of $82.6 million made up primarily of cash on hand of $75.7 million. As of June 30, 2021, current assets were $93.2 million comprised primarily of cash on hand of $88.3 million.

 

Property, Plant and Equipment was $36.9 million as of September 30, 2021 as compared to a balance of $30.7 million as of June 30, 2021.

 

Total assets as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 were $120.5 million and $125.0 million, respectively.

 

Current liabilities as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021 were $7.9 million and $7.3 million, respectively. The increase of $0.6 million was primarily due to capital expenditures in accounts payable at September 30, 2021.

 

Long-term liabilities totaled $0.2 million as of September 30, 2021, compared to $0.3 million as of June 30, 2021.

 

Stockholders’ equity was $112.4 million as of September 30, 2021, compared to $117.4 million as of June 30, 2021, a decrease of $5.0 million, or 4.3%. This decrease was primarily due to the increase in additional paid-in-capital (“APIC”) of $7.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 which was offset by the net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2021 of $12.8 million. The increase in APIC was primarily due to common stock issued for cash of $5.4 million and stock-based compensation of $2.3 million.

 

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Cash Flow Analysis

 

Operating activities used cash of $12.7 million during the three months ended September 30, 2021 and $7.9 million during the comparative period ended September 30, 2020. The $4.8 million period- over-period increase in cash used was attributable to higher operating expenses associated with the ramp of development and commercialization activities (primarily R&D and production personnel and material costs).

 

Investing activities used cash of $5.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $2.3 million for the comparative period ended September 30, 2020. The $3.1 million period-over-period increase was primarily due to increased purchases of production equipment.

 

Financing activities increased cash by $2.4 million during the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the comparative period ended September 30, 2020 due to proceeds from issuance of common stock pursuant to the Sales Agreement. In addition, stock option grants and warrant exercises resulted in cash proceeds of $0.1 million.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

Not applicable to smaller reporting companies.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Management’s Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) is (1) recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As of September 30, 2021, our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act). Our management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives, and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Our Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer have concluded based upon the evaluation described above that, as of September 30, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations and prospects.

 

Except for the matter described under Note 16 of the notes to our financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q, we are currently not aware of any material pending legal proceedings to which we are a party or of which any of our property is the subject, nor are we aware of any such proceedings that are contemplated by any governmental authority.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

In addition to the risk factors set forth below and the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. These factors could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and capital position, and could cause our actual results to differ materially from our historical results or the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this report. Except as set forth below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” included in our 2021 Annual Report.

 

We are, and may become, subject to claims of infringement, misappropriation or misuse of third party intellectual property that, regardless of merit, could result in significant expense and loss of our intellectual property rights.

 

The semiconductor industry is characterized by the vigorous pursuit and protection of intellectual property rights. We have not undertaken a comprehensive review of the rights of third parties in our field. From time to time, we may be named in lawsuits or receive notices or inquiries from third parties regarding our products or the manner in which we conduct our business suggesting that we may be infringing, misappropriating or otherwise misusing patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property rights. Any claims that our technology infringes, misappropriates or otherwise misuses the rights of third parties, regardless of their merit or resolution, could be expensive to litigate or settle and could divert the efforts and attention of our management and technical personnel, cause significant delays and materially disrupt the conduct of our business. We may not prevail in such proceedings given the complex technical issues and inherent uncertainties in intellectual property litigation. If such proceedings result in an adverse outcome, we could be required to:

 

pay substantial damages, including treble damages if we were held to have willfully infringed;
   
cease the manufacture, offering for sale or sale of the infringing technology or processes;
   
expend significant resources to develop non-infringing technology or processes;
   
obtain a license from a third party, which may not be available on commercially reasonable terms, or may not be available at all; or
   
lose the opportunity to license our technology to others or to collect royalty payments based upon successful protection and assertion of our intellectual property against others.

 

On October 4, 2021, the Company was named as a defendant in a complaint filed by Qorvo, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging, among other things, patent infringement, false advertising, false patent marking, and unfair competition. The plaintiff seeks an injunction enjoining us from the alleged infringement and damages, including punitive and statutory enhanced damages, in an unspecified amount. We believe this lawsuit is without merit and intend to defend against it vigorously. However, we can provide no assurance as to the outcome of such dispute, and such action may result in judgments against us for an injunction, significant damages or other relief, such as future royalty payments to Qorvo, Inc. or restrictions on certain of our activities. Resolution of such matter may be prolonged and costly, and the ultimate result or judgment is uncertain due to the inherent uncertainty in litigation and other proceedings. Even if ultimately settled or resolved in our favor, this and other possible future actions may result in significant expenses, diversion of management and technical personnel attention and disruptions and delays in our business and product development, and other collateral consequences, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Any out-of-court settlement of this or other actions may also have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations, including, but not limited to, substantial expenses, the payment of royalties, licensing or other fees payable to third parties, or restrictions on our ability to develop, manufacture and sell our products.

 

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Defense of any intellectual property infringement claims against us, regardless of their merit, would involve substantial litigation expense and would be a significant diversion of resources from our business. In the event of the foregoing or another successful claim of infringement against us, we may have to pay substantial damages, obtain one or more licenses from third parties, limit our business to avoid the infringing activities, pay royalties and/or redesign our infringing technology or alter related formulations, processes, methods or other technologies, any or all of which may be impossible or require substantial time and monetary expenditure. The occurrence of any of the above events could prevent us from continuing to develop and commercialize our filters and our business could materially suffer.

 

In addition, our agreements with prospective customers and manufacturing partners may require us to indemnify such customers and manufacturing partners for third party intellectual property infringement claims. Pursuant to such agreements, we may be required to defend such customers and manufacturing partners against certain claims that could cause us to incur additional costs. While we endeavor to include as part of such indemnification obligations a provision permitting us to assume the defense of any indemnification claim, not all of our current agreements contain such a provision and we cannot provide any assurance that our future agreements will contain such a provision, which could result in increased exposure to us in the case of an indemnification claim. 

 

We have recently engaged, and may in the future engage, in acquisitions that could disrupt our business, cause dilution to our shareholders and harm our financial condition and operating results.

 

In October 2021, we acquired a majority ownership position in RFM Integrated Device, Inc. (“RFMi”), with the right to purchase the remaining 49% in 2022. The consideration for the acquisition includes cash and common stock as well as possible earn-out payments that may be paid in cash or common stock based on its future trading price. We may in the future make additional acquisitions of, or investments in, companies that we believe have products or capabilities that are a strategic or commercial fit with our current business or otherwise offer opportunities for our company. In connection with these acquisitions or investments, we may:

 

issue common stock or other forms of equity that would dilute our existing shareholders’ percentage of ownership,
   
incur debt and assume liabilities, and
   
incur amortization expenses related to intangible assets or incur large and immediate write-offs.

 

We may not be able to complete acquisitions on favorable terms, if at all. If we do complete an acquisition, such as of RFMi, we cannot assure you that it will ultimately strengthen our competitive position, that it will be viewed positively by customers, financial markets or investors or that we will otherwise realize the expected benefits of such an acquisition to the anticipated extent or at all. Furthermore, the acquisition of RFMi and any future acquisitions could pose numerous additional risks to our expected operations, including, but not limited to:

 

problems integrating the purchased business, products or technologies,
   
challenges in achieving strategic objectives, cost savings and other anticipated benefits,
   
increases to our expenses,
   
the assumption of significant liabilities, which may have been previously unknown or not discoverable through diligence, that exceed the limitations of any applicable indemnification provisions or the financial resources of any indemnifying party,
   
inability to maintain relationships with prospective key customers, vendors and other business partners of the acquired businesses,
   
diversion of management’s attention from its day-to-day responsibilities,
   
difficulty in maintaining controls, procedures and policies during the transition and integration,
   
entrance into marketplaces where we have no or limited prior experience and where competitors have stronger marketplace positions,
   
potential loss of key employees, particularly those of the acquired entity, and
   
historical financial information may not be representative or indicative of our results as a combined company.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

Other than any sales previously reported in the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, the Company did not sell any unregistered securities during the period covered by this report.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

Not applicable.

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

 

The exhibits in the Exhibit Index below are filed or furnished, as applicable, as part of this report.

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Number   Description
3.1   Articles of Conversion of the Company, as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on December 15, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 16, 2016)
     
3.2   Certificate of Conversion of the Company, as filed with the Delaware Secretary of State on December 15, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 16, 2016)
     
3.3  

Certificate of Incorporation, as filed with the Delaware Secretary of State on December 15, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 16, 2016)

     
3.4  

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 1, 2020) 

     
31.1*   Rule 13(a)-14(a)/15(d)-14(a) Certification of Principal Executive Officer
     
31.2*   Rule 13(a)-14(a)/15(d)-14(a) Certification of Principal Financial Officer
     
32.1*   Section 1350 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
     
32.2*   Section 1350 Certification of Principal Financial Officer
     
101*   Interactive Data Files of Financial Statements and Notes
     
101.INS*   Inline XBRL Instance Document.
     
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
     
101.CAL*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
     
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
     
101.LAB*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
     
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

*Filed herewith

 

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: November 1, 2021 Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Kenneth E. Boller
    Kenneth E. Boller
    Interim Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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